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Senior IMU leader captured by ISAF in 2011 now leads fight in northern Afghanistan

In 2011, ISAF captured Qari Bilal, who was serving as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's top leader in Afghanistan. He was subsequently released by the Afghan government, and is now commanding more than 300 jihadist fighters in Kunduz.


Afghans Laud, Rights Groups Concerned By 'Take No Prisoners' Orders




Thirty-six Taliban fighters and nine policemen are reported to have been killed in fighting in Ghor. The military claimed it retook control of the Doab district in Nuristan. The Taliban killed three Afghan soldiers in IED attacks. The military said it captured 27 Pakistanis in Paktika.




Report: Gunman in 2011 'green-on-blue' attack did not commit suicide




As Coalition troops disappear, Afghan educations could too




US strikes in Syria against Islamic State would be hindered by intelligence gaps




The military claimed that 37 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Kunduz, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni, Paktika, and Ghor. The Taliban killed five policemen in Helmand. A suicide bomber wounded 16 people in Helmand.




Taliban 'condemns' US rewards for Haqqani Network leaders




The Taliban killed five policemen and a civilian in Herat. The Taliban's offensive in Kunduz is led by a commander who was freed from prison by the Afghan government. The government expelled a New York Times reporter. The US doubled Siraj Haqqani's bounty, raising it to $10 million, and offered $5 million rewards for four other Haqqani Network leaders.




US Denounces Afghan Expulsion of New York Times Reporter




US adds Taliban hawala, owner, and commander to terrorist list

The Treasury designation added the Pakistan-based Basir Zarjmil Hawala and its owner Haji Abdul Basir, along with a Taliban commander known as Qari Rahmat to the US government's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.


Obama Holds to Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline




More than 700 Taliban fighters massed to attack government forces in Logar province. The Taliban executed a former commander in Kandahar who reconciled with the government in 2012. The Taliban are openly recruiting in Helmand province.




Taliban launch offensive in province outside of Kabul




Pakistan fires 5,000 missiles on Afghan borders over past year




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


 
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