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The US and Afghanistan signed the Bilateral Security Agreement, which allows the US to base troops in the country after the end of this year. The Taliban denied claims by the Afghan military that 45 jihadists were killed during recent fighting in Sangin in Helmand province. Security forces captured a Taliban shadow district governor in Baghlan. The US killed four Taliban fighters in airstrikes in Khost.




US signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014




US adds Harakat-ul-Mujahideen's emir to terrorism list

Fazle-ur-Rahman Khalil, Harakat-ul-Mujahideen's founder and leader, signed Osama bin Laden's infamous 1998 fatwa that declared war on the US and Israel. HUM was added to the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations 18 years ago.


Eight members of a Taliban suicide assault team and eight Afghans were killed during an attack on a district center in Paktia. A suicide bomber killed four policemen and three civilians in Kabul. The Taliban killed five policemen during fighting in Jawzjan province. President Ashraf Ghani will sign a security pact with the US that will allow 10,000 troops to stay in country up until the end of 2016.




A suicide bomber detonated his car bomb at a police station in Paktia; casualties were not disclosed. The Taliban killed a civilian in a bombing in Takhar. The military claimed it killed 12 Taliban fighters during an operation in Faryab. At least six Taliban fighters escaped from a prison in Herat.




Taliban Press for Advantage as Politicians Work on Maneuvers in Kabul




VIDEO: US troops sent to advise Afghan forces drawn into firefight




The Taliban beheaded 15 people, including family members of local police, in Ghazni. The Taliban are in control of much of Sangin district in Helmand. ISAF killed several Taliban commanders in an airstrike in Laghman. The military claimed it killed 55 Taliban fighters in Laghman.




Taliban seize strategic Afghan district in Ghazni province




Al Nusrah Front trainer suspected of plotting against 2004 NATO summit killed in US airstrikes

One of the first reported casualties of the US-led bombing campaign earlier this week was an Al Nusrah Front commander known as Abu Yusuf al Turki. He had been training al Qaeda snipers in Syria. He was previously suspected of plotting to attack the 2004 NATO summit in Turkey.


Treasury designations target al Qaeda's international fundraising and facilitation network

The Treasury Department targeted six al Qaeda financiers and facilitators yesterday. Their work spans the globe, covering more than 10 nations from the Middle East to Southeast Asia.


Khorasan Group: A Terror Cell That Avoided the Spotlight




US, France propose UN sanctions on 15 foreign Islamist fighters




Taliban reject Afghan unity government pact as US 'sham'




DOD highlights information from Iraq as emphasis shifts away from Afghanistan




Pakistani Taliban commander killed during fighting in North Waziristan

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said that Mohammad Hassan recently was freed from a prison in Afghanistan before rejoining the fight in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Islamist foreign fighters returning home and the threat to Europe

Testimony to the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats on the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters returning home to Europe.


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.
 
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