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Baloch jihadist group in southern Afghanistan announces death of commander

Junood al Fida, a jihadist group from Baluchistan, Pakistan that fights in Afghanistan, swore allegiance to the Taliban and called Ayman al Zawahiri its emir in July.


Locals claimed the military killed 16 civilians in a raid in Logar; Afghan officials said most of those killed were Taliban fighters. The military claimed it killed 86 Taliban fighters during operations throughout the country. The Taliban killed four Afghan soldiers in an IED attack in Kabul. A local political figure and two of his sons were gunned down in Herat.




Herat police chief accuses Iran of ramping up attacks in western Afghanistan

Herat's chief of police accused Iran of supporting the Taliban's killing spree in the province, which included the murder of two Finnish aid workers.


Reports of Taliban surge are exaggerated, says incoming ISAF commander




Afghanistan: Taliban income grows in Helmand




Taliban commander behind Ghor executions was freed from prison 3 months ago




The military claimed it killed 100 Taliban fighters in the Zhari district in Kandahar. Officials claimed to have killed 29 Taliban fighters during raids throughout the country. The governor of Ghor province said that the Taliban commander involved in the recent execution of 16 people was released from prison three months ago. "Gunmen" executed a district governor in Logar.




Afghanistan bomber kills president's cousin Hashmat Karzai




US Weapons for Afghans May End Up with Taliban




After Losing Province in 2010, Afghan Taliban Strike Back




Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan




The Taliban executed and beheaded 15 civilians in Ghor and executed an accused murderer in Ghazni. The military claimed it killed 29 Taliban fighters during operations in Nangarhar, Wardak, Herat, and Helmand.




The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in the south and two female aid workers from Finland in Herat. A suicide bomber killed a police official in Nangarhar. Another suicide bomber killed a policeman in Kunduz.




Five Taliban fighters and three policemen were killed in clashes in Badakhshan. Security forces killed four Taliban fighters in Nangarhar and five more in Badakhshan. The Taliban executed a cleric in Helmand for having links to the government. A suicide bomber killed a policeman in Kunduz.




Afghan army's rusty tank relics still roll into battle




The Taliban reportedly took control of an area of Faryab province; 31 Taliban fighters and nine policemen are said to have been killed in three days of fighting. A Taliban suicide bomber killed five foreign security guards in an attack at Camp Gibson in Kabul. Security forces killed a Taliban shadow district governor and 13 fighters in Badakhshan.




Medal of Honor recipient: Award is for fallen brothers




US Mentors Prepare to Let Afghan Forces Go It Alone




Al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar

In the first edition of its new online newsletter, Al Nafir, al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The move is likely a response to the Islamic State's claim that it rules over a caliphate with its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, serving as the new caliph. Last week, al Qaeda released a video of Osama bin Laden discussing his oath of allegiance to Mullah Omar.


The US killed 15 Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Logar. The strike was said to have been carried out by a drone. The Taliban killed two people in a motorcycle bombing in Logar.


 
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