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Afghan notebook: Going home to Helmand




Al Qaeda 'not defeated' in Afghanistan




Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan: An enduring threat

Testimony to the House Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade on al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the enduring threat to the US and her allies.


The Interior Ministry claimed that 38 "rebels" were killed during security sweeps. The Taliban killed a policeman in a bombing in Herat and a civilian in a grenade attack in Nangarhar. Afghan Border Police were killed while clashing with Pakistani forces in Kandahar. Residents of Nuristan claimed that Pakistani troops disguised as Taliban are attacking in the province.




The US has released 10 Pakistani prisoners from the Bagram Detention Facility. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will face each other in a runoff vote for president that will take place on June 14. Taliban fighters executed one of their commanders in Faryab province.




Abu Hamza devoted his life to violent jihad, terror trial jury hears




Treasury Department designates 2 'al Qaeda leaders' in Syria

One of the two newly-designated jihadists, Abd Al Rahman Muhammad Zafir Al Dubaysi Al Juhni, has a lengthy al Qaeda pedigree and sat on al Qaeda's elite Shura council in Pakistan before relocating to Syria. Treasury says Al Juhni is now part of an al Qaeda group in Syria that is planning attacks against Western targets.


US drone strikes target Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in eastern Afghanistan

US airstrikes killed upwards of 10 jihadists in three airstrikes in the Nayzan district in Nangarhar province.


A suicide bomber killed five civilians while attacking an Afghan Army convoy in Kandahar. The Taliban also killed five soldiers in IED attacks. The military claimed it killed 41 Taliban fighters in Farah and 10 more in Kunduz.




British forces leave their last outpost in Helmand




The Afghan military claimed it killed 63 Taliban fighters, including 20 Pakistanis, and wounded more than 40 during an operation in the Gilan district in Ghazni province. Security forces killed a Taliban commander and six fighters in Zabul. Two suicide bombers were killed in an attack on an ISAF convoy in Kandahar. The Taliban killed three civilians in an IED attack in Logar.




Exclusive: CIA Falls Back in Afghanistan




CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries US military




Abu Hamza trial: cleric describes London as melting pot for militants from around the world




Taliban announce this year's spring offensive

The Khaibar offensive, like previous ones, will target both Coalition and Afghan personnel, and will include suicide attacks.


Taliban promise renewed offensive as NATO leaves Afghanistan




The Taliban killed 10 policemen in two bombings yesterday in the western province of Herat, and nine members of a family in an IED attack. Security forces killed 10 Taliban fighters during operations in Logar, Ghazni, Zabul, Uruzgan, Kunduz, and Herat.




Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif urges time for Taliban talks




Saudis, Chechens, Afghans killed during recent fighting in southern Yemen

Foreigners are said to make up the majority of the 37 al Qaeda fighters killed during Yemeni military operations in the southern province of Shabwa.


The military claimed that more than 20 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in nine provinces, and an additional 10 fighters were killed in a premature detonation in Kandahar. The Taliban killed three people in attacks in Kandahar, Kabul, and Kunduz.


 
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