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Security forces killed and captured numerous Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Helmand, Uruzgan, Kandahar, Khost, Zabul, Paktia, Kunduz, and Nimroz. An Afghan interpreter was killed in an RPG attack on a helicopter in Kunar; the Taliban claimed it shot the helicopter down. The Taliban killed six civilians in Paktika and an ISAF soldier in the south.

US Military: Multiple anti-Taliban operations; Afghans turn-in numerous weapons, explosives

Brother of notorious al Qaeda operative denied habeas petition

A Gitmo detainee named Toffiq al Bihani was recently denied his petition for a writ of habeas corpus by a DC district judge. Toffiq is the brother of a notorious al Qaeda operative and received training at al Qaeda's facilities in pre-9/11 Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: What a mess

Pakistan says it is key to Taliban peace talks

'Salafist group' allied with Taliban, al Qaeda behind kidnapping of slain British aid worker

Jamaat ul Dawa al Quran kidnapped Linda Norgrove and had intended to transfer her to senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders.

Terrorism remains major challenge - Australian FM

Tangled tale on American found in Afghanistan

Reports of secret talks exaggerated, Holbrooke says

Pakistan aid workers in row with US over Stars and Stripes 'logo'

The US killed 20 Haqqani Network fighters and a commander in an airstrike in Paktia and nine Taliban fighters in a strike in Herat. Twenty Taliban fighters were killed in Ghazni during a clash with a security company. The Taliban killed three civilians in Zabul and an ISAF soldier in the south.

Germany steps up terrorism probes

Karzai: 'Unofficial personal contacts' taking place with Taliban

Over 60 percent of Afghans suffer mental health problems

The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers and five civilians in IED attacks, wounded 17 civilians in a suicide attack in Khost, destroyed five NATO supply trucks in Zabul, and bombed a cell tower in Baghlan. Security forces killed and captured scores of Taliban and Haqqani Network leaders and fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Paktia, Khost, Kunduz, and Badghis.

British aid worker Linda Norgrove killed in Afghanistan as captors set off suicide bomb

Al Qaeda in North Africa seen as key Europe threat

Judge finds that Kuwaiti Gitmo detainee was no charity worker

A district judge denied a Kuwaiti Gitmo detainee's petition for a writ of habeas corpus in September. The detainee, Fayiz al Kandari, claims that he was a mere charity worker, but he was really an influential al Qaeda recruiter with ties to a terror cell that launched an attack on the US Marines in 2002.

Al Qaeda leader linked to Iran may have been killed in recent Predator strike

Press reports indicate that Atiyah Abd al Rahman, who is Osama bin Laden's ambassador to Iran, was killed in a recent airstrike in northern Pakistan. US intelligence officials cannot confirm Atiyah's death, but do confirm that he has relocated from Iran to northern Pakistan.

The Taliban killed four Italian troops in an IED attack in Farah. A female British aid worker was killed during a rescue attempt in Kunar. Combined forces killed and captured several Taliban members in Kandahar, Zabul, and Logar. A Taliban fighter died in a premature detonation in Uruzgan.