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US adds Islamic State, Al Nusrah Front leaders to list of global terrorists

Abu Muhammed al Adnani is the Islamic State's controversial spokesman. Said Arif is a seasoned jihadist who has traveled to several battlefields and is now with the Al Nusrah Front in Syria.


Taliban laud Afghan soldier who killed US general

The Taliban described Rafiqullah, the Afghan soldier who killed Major General Harold Greene, deputy commanding general of Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, as a "martyr."


Afghan officials claimed 20 Taliban fighters were killed in airstrikes in Kunar and Paktika. A district police chief in Kandahar and seven officers were killed during in fighting. A female member of parliament said she supports the Taliban and its Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.




Afghan government negotiating with the Taliban in Sangin




Kandahar police chief resigns after ordering Taliban detainees execution




Negotiations continue with Taliban to end violence in Helmand




New details on Afghan insider attack that killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene




The Taliban killed 20 civilians in fighting in Kunduz, and six policemen and three civilians in Ghazni. Afghan officials who were caught in an ambush in Badakhshan were freed by the Afghan military. The NDS captured a Taliban district governor and two suicide bombers in Kandahar.




A suicide bomber killed four civilians in an attack that targeted an ISAF convoy in Kabul. ISAF reportedly killed 21 Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Marja in Helmand province. The Pakistani military killed two civilians in a a missile attack in Kunar.




Afghans sign unity government deal with US backing




Harakat-ul-Mujahideen 'operates terrorist training camps in eastern Afghanistan'

The jihadist group, which is tolerated by the Pakistani state and whose leader lives openly in Islamabad, is currently running training camps in eastern Afghanistan, the US State Department said.


Ten policemen in Kunduz defected to the Taliban. The Taliban killed six policemen in Uruzgan. The military claimed that 18 Taliban fighters, three policemen, and three deminers were killed during fighting in Paktia, Ghor, and Zabul. Kandahar's police chief ordered the execution of Taliban fighters captured during military operations. The Taliban have launched an offensive to take control of Musa Qala in Helmand.




Afghan Officers, Said to Be Working for Taliban, Kill 11 of Their Police Colleagues




Sgt Bowe Bergdahl questioned over capture




US adds Nusrah, Islamic State financiers to list of global terrorists




Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani is thought to be Abdullah al Punjabi, one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders to openly defect from the global jihadist group and join the Islamic State.


An Afghan soldier killed a US general and wounded 14 others, including a US, German, and Afghan general, in an attack at a training facility in Kabul. The Taliban killed five Afghan soldiers. The Interior Ministry claimed Afghan forces killed 33 Taliban fighters. ISAF reportedly killed four civilians in an airstrike in Herat.




Baloch jihadist group in southern Afghanistan announces death of commander

Junood al Fida, a jihadist group from Baluchistan, Pakistan that fights in Afghanistan, swore allegiance to the Taliban and called Ayman al Zawahiri its emir in July.


Locals claimed the military killed 16 civilians in a raid in Logar; Afghan officials said most of those killed were Taliban fighters. The military claimed it killed 86 Taliban fighters during operations throughout the country. The Taliban killed four Afghan soldiers in an IED attack in Kabul. A local political figure and two of his sons were gunned down in Herat.




Herat police chief accuses Iran of ramping up attacks in western Afghanistan

Herat's chief of police accused Iran of supporting the Taliban's killing spree in the province, which included the murder of two Finnish aid workers.
 
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