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The Interior Ministry claimed it killed 37 Taliban fighters during operations throughout the country. Six security personnel and six Taliban fighters were killed during clashes in Kunduz. The Taliban killed five civilians in Nangarhar. The Taliban claimed that 65 security personnel joined their ranks in Nuristan and Sar-i-Pul.




US watchdog: Afghanistan poppy production at record levels despite counternarcotics efforts




Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan's North




Taliban control 3 districts in Afghan provinces of Wardak and Kunduz

One of the districts was the location of the shoot down of a US helicopter that resulted in the deaths of 31 special operations personnel, including 17 US Navy SEALs, in 2011.


The Taliban killed four soldiers in an IED attack in Kabul. The Ministry of Defense said that 950 soldiers were killed while fighting the Taliban in the past six months. The military claimed it killed 38 Taliban fighters during operations in Kandahar. Last year, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached an all-time high.




The US reportedly killed Abu Bara al Kuwaiti, a leader in al Qaeda's General Command, in an airstrike in Nangarhar province. Abu Bara was at the home of Abdul Samad Khanjari, al Qaeda's military commander in the province. The Taliban denied that Anas Haqqani and Anas Haqqani and Qari Abdul Rasheed Omari were members of the group, and claimed they were visiting a freed Guantanamo detainee in Qatar before they were captured in Bahrain.




Taliban claims captured Haqqani leaders visited ex-Gitmo detainees in Qatar

The Taliban claims that two recently captured Haqqani operatives had recently met with members of the "Taliban Five" in Qatar. The Taliban Five is a group of senior Taliban leaders who were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year.


Senior al Qaeda leader reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

Abu Bara al Kuwaiti is a member of al Qaeda's General Command and was mentored by Atiyah Allah. The US killed Abu Bara in Nangarhar province, yet another indicator that al Qaeda is not confined to Kunar and Nuristan.


Afghanistan's intelligence service captured Haqqani Network leaders Anis Haqqani and Hafiz Rashid during a raid on Oct. 14. Anis is the son of the group's emir, and Rashid is a senior military commander. Security forces killed an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander in Takhar. The military claimed it killed 39 Taliban fighters in Nangarhar and Herat.




Afghan intel agency captures two senior Haqqani Network leaders




US drone strike kills veteran jihadist turned senior AQIS official

Sheikh Imran Ali Siddiqi, a senior official in al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), was killed in a US drone strike earlier this month. After 9/11, Imran founded Harkat-ul-Mujahideen al-Almi (HUMA), an al Qaeda-linked group thought to be responsible for an attack on the US Consulate in Karachi and other Western interests.


Al Qaeda external operations leader reported killed

Ahmed Abdulrahman Sihab Ahmed Sihab, who is also known as Abdulrahman al Sharqi, is a senior leader in the al Qaeda council assigned to attack the West and a specially designated global terrorist. Jihadists on Twitter have reported that he was killed, but his death has not been confirmed.


The Taliban killed 22 Afghan soldiers and policemen in an ambush on a convoy in Sar-i-Pul. The Taliban killed one person in suicide attacks in Nangarhar and Kabul. The Taliban executed a woman in Kunar for spying. Afghan officials claimed that ISAF accidentally killed seven civilians in an airstrike in Paktia.




Taliban routs Afghan military convoy in ambush

The Taliban killed 22 policemen and soldiers and captured eight more, and also destroyed and seized several military vehicles and weapons during the ambush in Sar-i-Pul.


A suicide bomber killed three soldiers and three civilians in Wardak. The Taliban killed a pro-government militia leader in Ghazni and two policemen in Kunar. The Afghan military claimed it retook control of Sangin district in Helmand.




A suicide bomber killed two policemen and wounded five more in an attack outside of a police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand. The US killed a Taliban district commander in an airstrike in Herat. Afghan intelligence disrupted a Taliban plot to carry out a complex suicide attack in Baghlan.




A suicide bomber killed seven people in an attack in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. The Taliban claimed the attack on Voice of Jihad and claimed it killed the former chief of police of Nawzad district. Police prevented a suicide attack in Kabul.




US-funded Afghan C-27s scrapped for 6 cents per pound




US launches another 2 drone strikes in North Waziristan

The strike in the Shawal Valley is the third attack in the jihadist haven in the past three days.


US launches 2 more drone strikes in North and South Waziristan

Thirteen people are reported to have been killed in airstrikes in the Shawal Valley in South Waziristan. The area is a known transit point for fighters entering Afghanistan.