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Al Qaeda remains in Afghanistan despite drawdown plans

As Obama draws down, al Qaeda grows in Afghanistan

Afghans anxious over Obama plan to end troop presence by 2016

US to end presence in Afghanistan by end of 2016

US Training Elite Antiterror Troops in Four African Nations

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.