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Afghan poppy cultivation down 50% in past 6 months - Afghan officials

ISAF kills senior al Qaeda leader and an IED expert in Kunar strike

Abdallah Umar al Qurayshi, a senior al Qaeda commander who coordinated Arab fighters in Kunar and Nuristan provinces, an explosives expert named Abu Atta al Kuwaiti, and several Arab al Qaeda commanders were killed in the Sept. 25 airstrike in the Korengal Valley.

Russia 'set to supply US airbase'

Rise in Predator strikes in Pakistan aimed at foiling Mumbai in Europe

US blames 'communication breakdown™ for attacks

Osama bin Laden's spokesman freed by Iran

Gaith.jpgIran has freed Osama bin Laden's spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, from "house arrest." Abu Ghaith gained infamy after Sept. 11, 2001, when he promised more attacks on American soil. He recruited the al Qaeda cell responsible for the Oct. 8, 2002, attack on US Marines training on Faylaka Island.

Taliban contacts still at embryonic stage: NATO envoy

Drones as occupational hazard

More NATO trainers needed in Afghanistan, general says

A suicide bomber killed the deputy governor of Ghazni and five others. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network members in Kandahar, Helmand, and Khost, Paktika.

US kills al Qaeda's leader for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Predator strike: Report

Sheikh Fateh al Masri, the leader of Qaedat al Jihad fi Khorasan, is thought to have been killed in the Sept. 25 strike in Datta Khel in North Waziristan. The reports of his death are unconfirmed.

US Predators kill 4 'militants' in South Waziristan

The strike is the third in South Waziristan this month, and took place in territory controlled by Mullah Nazir.

Suicide bomb kills Afghan vice-governor, five others

Recent Predator strikes aimed at al Qaeda's external operations network

Taliban warns Bangladesh against Afghanistan deployment

US forces killed 10 Haqqani Network fighters in Khost along the Pakistani border. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network members in Khost, Pakitka, Zabul, Ghazni, and Helmand. The Taliban killed a Polish soldier and denied kidnapping a British woman in Kunar.

Petraeus says Taliban have reached out to Karzai

ISAF helos engage Haqqani Network fighters on the Pakistani border

ISAF would not confirm its attack helicopters pursued the Haqqani Network into Pakistani territory today, as happened twice over the weekend. More than 10 Haqqani Network fighters were reported killed in today's clash.

Obama's Wars, part 1: Military thwarted president seeking choice in Afghanistan

Barack Obama's Afghanistan withdrawal deadline 'overstated' says top British general