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Over the Arghandab River valley

Ayman al Zawahiri's deputy releases statement in support of Egyptian opposition

Thirwat Salah Shehata, a top al Qaeda operative who has long served Ayman al Zawahiri, has released a statement in support of the Egyptian protesters. According to a Saudi publication, Shehata issued the statement from Iran.

In the Taliban's heartland, US and Afghan forces dig in

Powell on drone strikes in Pakistan

US said to reduce civilian deaths after increasing CIA Pakistan strikes

Security forces killed 15 Taliban fighters in Nangarhar. The Taliban attempted to assassinate Kandahar's chief of police, for the second time in three days; the suicide bomber killed only himself. Officials in Parwan said the Taliban are plotting attacks from Pakistan.

Former Taliban commander dies at Gitmo

Awal Gul, a former Taliban commander, died of an apparent heart attack at Guantanamo on Tuesday. According to the US military's declassified files, Osama bin Laden allegedly gave Gul $100,000 to help al Qaeda members escape Afghanistan after 9/11.

Marine efforts in Sangin

22,000 Pakistanis flee fighting near Afghan border

The Taliban killed five civilians in a bombing in Kunduz and a cleric in a mosque in Laghman. Security forces detained an "insurgent financier" in Nangarhar and five Taliban fighters in Kabul. Twenty-five Taliban fighters defected in Samagan.

Militants use mosques to plot attacks - senior Afghan security official

The Taliban killed two Afghan soldiers in Helmand and an ISAF soldier in the south. Security forces captured a Haqqani Network facilitator in Khost and nine Taliban fighters in Kapisa. Twenty-five Taliban fighters surrendered in Samagan and 11 more surrendered in Farah.

Aborted landing in Now Zad

Afghan minister calls for Kabul Bank graft probe

Taliban leader, police link Iran to attacks in Afghanistan

Afghan officials said that training camps for the Taliban and al Qaeda are located in the Iranian cities of Zahedan, Birjan, Maibod, and in the Shamsabad area near Tehran.

US general sees success even if Pakistan doesn't act

Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Helmand, Khost, Logar, Laghman, and Herat. A senior US general predicted the Taliban will rely on "assassination teams" for their coming spring offensive.

"Walking over IEDs in Sangin's 'bomb alley'"

Italian court convicts former Gitmo detainee of terrorism charges

An Italian court convicted a former Guantanamo detainee named Mohamed Ben Riadh Nasri of terrorsm-related charges on Monday. At Gitmo, Nasri was identified as "one of the most dangerous Tunisian operatives," as well as the emir of the Tunisian Combat Group, a known al Qaeda affiliate.

2010 deadliest year for Afghan civilians: watchdog