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Taliban overrun security outpost, kill 16 Pakistani troops

More than 300 Taliban fighters attacked an outpost in Dir from across the border in Kunar province. The Taliban reportedly beheaded five of the Pakistani troops.

ISAF targets al Qaeda safehouse in Khost

Pakistani Pashtun tribe rises up against extremists

The Taliban killed three policemen in Nangarhar and a French soldier in Kapisa. Special operations teams captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network fighters and commanders in Helmand, Kandahar, Khost, and Logar.

Pakistan - Like army, like nation

How the US military fell in love with 'Three Cups of Tea'

Ethnic militias fuel tensions in northern Afghanistan

Pakistan accuses US of 'negative propaganda'

Mullen: Pakistan's ISI spy agency has 'militant links'

Taliban fan fears of infiltration in Afghan forces

The import and export of suicide bombers

Special operations forces killed 17 Taliban and foreign fighters during a raid in Kunar that targeted an al Qaeda commander. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban fighters in Zabul, Khost, Paktia, and Wardak. Afghan officials said the suicide bomber who penetrated the Ministry of Defense was not an Afghan soldier. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east.

17 Taliban, 'foreign fighters' killed during hunt for al Qaeda commander in Kunar

The al Qaeda leader "commands and facilitates insurgents throughout the province and border region, directing weapons acquisition, movement, employment of fighters and equipment to Kunar for attacks against Afghan and Coalition forces."

A tour of COP Margah in Paktika

Suicide bombers captured in Afghan border town trained in Quetta

Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Italy to Tunisia

The Italian government announced the deportation of a former Gitmo detainee to Tunisia. Adel Ben Mabrouk had been convicted of terrorism-related charges, but his sentence was commuted to time served because of his eight-year-long detention at Gitmo. Mabrouk went to Afghanistan to train and fight in early 2001 and was part of an al Qaeda cell that plotted to blow up Milan's Gothic cathedral.

Sniper hunting

Coalition forces killed a Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander in an airstrike in Baghlan. Security forces captured Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Khost, and Logar. Senators demanded the defense minister resign after a suicide bomber penetrated the ministry.

Zawahiri's brother-in-law killed in Afghanistan

Osama Hassan was a member of the Egyptian Islamic Group and may have played a role in getting that group's external faction to merge with al Qaeda in 2006.

Imran Khan in Taliban peace spotlight