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US troops defeat Taliban suicide assault on Kabul base

Four Taliban suicide bombers were killed while attempting to storm Camp Phoenix in the Afghan capital. The attack takes place as violent protests occur in Kandahar and Mazar-i-Sharif.

Ex-Gitmo detainee training Libyan rebels in Derna

A former Guantanamo detainee named Sufyan Ben Qumu is training Derna's rebels. Declassified memos prepared at Gitmo note that Qumu was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group's military committee, trained at Osama bin Laden's camps, worked for al Qaeda front companies, and was a known "extremist" with "no qualms about committing terrorist acts."

Five Nepalese security guards and three UN workers were killed after a mob overran a UN compound during a protest against the burning of a Koran in the US. Twenty-five Taliban fighters and six US soldiers were killed in heavy fighting in Kunar. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Helmand, Kandahar, Paktika, and Kunduz.

Afghan mob storms UN compound, kills foreigners over Koran burning

Afghanistan: 'New Kabul' to be built north of war-torn capital

Pro-Taliban Islamist politician again targeted in Pakistan's northwest

The Obama administration is debating the pace of the drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan. ISAF troops in Kandahar killed two Afghans after opening fire on a car that attempted to ram into the soldiers. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban, HIG, and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Zabul, Khost, and Logar.

US military deploys drones above Fukushima, Libya

War's a farce in Afghan truce village

Within Obama's war cabinet, a looming battle over pace of Afghanistan drawdown

Signs of strain as Taliban gird for more fighting

Karzai sacks official after women sing without headscarves

Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Baghlan, Kunar, Khost, and Logar. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east. A suicide bomber wounded nine people in Kapisa.

Former Afghan intel chief calls talks with Taliban 'a recipe for war'

ANP checkpoint

Pakistan has 'hands full' against terrorists: NATO

DC Circuit Court finds Gitmo detainee was no 'Forrest Gump'

A three-judge DC Circuit Court panel overturned a lower court's ruling that would have granted freedom to Guantanamo detainee Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman.

The Taliban overran a district in Nuristan, killed three ISAF troops in the east, and destroyed seven communications towers in Helmand. Security forces killed and captured dozens of Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Helmand, Uruzgan, Kapisa, Khost, Paktika, Logar, Kunar, and Jawzjan.

Insurgents use Iraq war model missiles in Afghanistan

Indonesia: Bomb probe slowed by lack of technological equipment