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Al Qaeda leader released from Iranian custody reported killed

Abu Amru al Masri was previously described as a "mid-level commander," in one of Osama bin Laden's documents that was dated June 11, 2009.


4 ISAF soldiers killed in suicide, green-on-blue attacks




Al Qaeda operations chief, propagandist reported killed in airstrikes

Influential jihadists said that Sufyan al Maghribi, a Moroccan who served as al Qaeda's military chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Umar al Talib, a propagandist who narrated videos for As Sahab, have been killed in airstrikes.


2 al Qaeda commanders reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

The pair of al Qaeda commanders are said to be members of the Badr Mansoor Group, which was described in one of Osama bin Laden's documents as an al Qaeda "company."


Taliban advance into Sangin threatens British military gains in Helmand




The military claimed it killed 130 Taliban fighters during a month-long offensive in Kunduz; the Taliban are still said to control the district that was the target of the operation. The Taliban created the "Department of Prevention of Civilian Casualties." The Taliban kidnapped a district governor in Paktia.




Beating Islamic State will be much harder than Iraq or Afghan wars, officials say




The Afghan government claimed the US killed 11 civilians in an airstrike in Kunar. Security forces claimed to have killed 10 Taliban fighters in Kunduz; one security official was also killed. The Taliban killed five policemen in Laghman and another policeman in Kunar.




Al Qaeda's shadowy new 'emir' in South Asia handed tough job




Iran says Afghan, Pakistani Islamic State volunteers arrested




The Taliban killed a district police chief and two police officers in a suicide attack in Kandahar and six soldiers in an IED attack in Badakhshan. The Interior Ministry claimed 35 Taliban fighters were killed during operations throughout the country.




Tribes, ties and a movie: A German's Afghan life




After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia




The military claimed it killed 48 Taliban fighters in Balkh and 15 more in Zabul. Two border policemen and three Taliban fighters were killed in Faryab. The Taliban killed a policeman in a suicide attack in Kandahar.




The Islamic State's global reach




Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent incorporates regional jihadist groups

Usama Mahmoud, AQIS's spokesman, openly stated that the group "was formed by the gathering of several jihadi groups that have a long history in jihad and fighting."


Fourteen security personnel and 19 heavily armed Taliban fighters were killed and another 154 people were wounded during a coordinated suicide assault on the NDS headquarters in Ghazni. The military claimed 81 Taliban fighters and seven security personnel were killed in a clearing operation in Helmand. The Taliban killed five soldiers in a suicide attack in Kunar.




Taliban suicide assault team targets NDS headquarters in Ghazni

Fourteen security personnel and 19 heavily armed Taliban fighters were killed and another 154 people were wounded during the coordinated attack.


NATO coalition in Afghanistan shrinking




A suicide bomber killed two policemen in Nangarhar. Ten Taliban fighters and a soldier were killed during clashes in Jawzjan. "Gunmen" assassinated a tribal leader in Herat.


 
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