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US helos kill 30 Haqqani Network fighters in strikes in Pakistan

US attack helicopters pounded Haqqani Network fighters in North Waziristan after the terror group attacked an Afghan outpost in Khost.

US and Afghan troops start combat for Kandahar

ISAF hunts senior al Qaeda leader in Kunar

The unnamed commander, who is associated with al Qaeda facilitators and extremists throughout the Middle East, coordinates the attacks of a group of Arab fighters in Kunar and Nuristan.

Massive Afghan iron ore deposit up for tender again

More than 30 Taliban fighters were killed in an air assault in Laghman. Coalition and Afghan forces killed and captured Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Khost, Paktia, Paktika, Wardak, and Helmand. The Taliban killed three ISAF soldiers in the south and east.

ISAF, Afghan forces kill 30 Taliban in air assault in eastern Afghanistan

ISAF and the governor of Laghman province denied reports of civilian casualties.

US strategists seek Afghan fixes outside the box

French officials speak to French journalist hostages in Afghanistan

Afghan youth embrace the chance for democracy

'Lady al Qaeda' sentenced to 86 years in prison

aafia-siddiqui-thumb.jpgAafia Siddiqui, dubbed "Lady al Qaeda" in the press, was sentenced to 86 years in prison on Thursday. Siddiqui was part of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's network and participated in plotting against the US Homeland.

US and Afghan troops killed five suicide bombers in a failed attack on FOB Gardez in Paktia. A Taliban suicide bomber killed a child in Balkh. Security forces killed and several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Kabul, Khost, Paktia, Helmand, Kandahar, and Uruzgan. ISAF released three journalists detained earlier in the week.

US, Afghan forces defeat Haqqani Network suicide assault on FOB Gardez

FOB-Gardez-SVBIED-thumb.jpgFive suicide bombers were killed as they attempted to storm Forward Operating Base Gardez in Paktia province.

Senior Kabul Attack Network commander killed in Coalition airstrike

Qari Mansur, a Haqqani Network commander, was "one of the most prolific attack planners for the Kabul insurgent network" who organized suicide and IED attacks in the capital.

Kabul launches controversial plan to empower militia fighters as police

Pakistan hikes defence budget by Rs 110bn

Security forces captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Khost, Zabul, and Helmand. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south. The Czechs will boost their forces in Afghanistan by an estimated 200 soldiers.

Firefight in Kunar

US official explains National Counterterrorism Center's view of the enemy

NCTC director Michael Leiter testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Leiter's testimony highlights al Qaeda's close ties to other jihadist organizations.

Combat Outpost Spera: 'The Last Outpost'

Al Qaeda-linked IMU claims deadly ambush on Tajik troops

An Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan spokesman named Abdufattoh Ahmadi claimed the attack that killed 25 Tajik soldiers on Sept. 19.