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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




ISAF says militants weak to face forces




Army Chief of Staff in Marjah bazaar




Taliban/IMU commander killed in airstrike in Afghan north

Mullah Abdul Fatah Haqqani commanded and controlled facilitation networks for "foreign fighters" in Baghlan.


In reversal, poppy production expanding in Afghanistan, UN says




Talks on US presence in Afghanistan after pullout unnerve region




Pakistanis flee troubled areas near Afghan border




Pentagon inquiry clears McChrystal of wrongdoing




Taliban suicide attack on Afghan MOD; protests in Parwan




A Taliban suicide bomber killed two soldiers inside the defense ministry in Kabul. The Taliban killed six policemen in an IED attack in Ghazni and kidnapped nine Iranian road workers in Farah. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban, HIG, Haqqani Network, and IMU commanders and fighters in Uruzgan, Ghazni, Khost, and Baghlan.


 
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