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Tag: Pakistan

Afghan forces target al Qaeda commanders in Helmand and Nangarhar

The raids in Helmand and Nangarhar indicate that al Qaeda's leaders are not focused on its survival. Al Mesri was…

US designates 3 members of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as terrorists

The US Treasury and State Departments designated three members of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as terrorists today. One of them was captured in…

US Counterterrorism strikes: Tempo remains high in Somalia and Yemen, transparency improves

In 2017, LWJ reported unprecedented levels of airstrikes in Somalia and Yemen. Thus far in 2018, the United States has sustained…

Islamic State claims suicide bombing at election rally in Pakistan

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a devastating suicide bombing at an election rally in Mastung, Baluchistan earlier today.…

Pakistani Taliban claims Peshawar suicide attack, threatens more to come

The deadly bombing is the first major attack executed by the Taliban group since Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud assumed command…

Analysis: Pentagon continues to underestimate al Qaeda, downplay ties to Taliban

The Pentagon and the US intelligence community have been consistently wrong about al Qaeda's strength in Afghanistan, and evidence of…

Pakistani Taliban appoints new emir after confirming death of Mullah Fazlullah

The TTP appears to be returning to its roots by selecting Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, a prominent commander from the…

Taliban rejects ceasefire extension, resumes attacks on ‘internal puppets’

The Taliban has rejected a request by the Afghan government to extend its three-day ceasefire. The Taliban claims that the…