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Taliban says 'five senior leaders' have been 'liberated' from Guantanamo

The Taliban has released a statement on the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Taliban says that its five "prominent" leaders have been freed in exchange for an American soldier, and that it did not participate in direct negotiations with the US to complete the swap.


Pakistani Military Attacks Kunar With Rockets, Helicopters




Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo

The five Taliban commanders exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl were all deemed "high" risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. All of them were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. Two of them have been wanted for war crimes by the UN.


Violence Against Afghan Journalists Hits New Heights in 2014




Obama's Afghanistan pullout may end domination of drones




Amid drawdown, fears of Taliban resurgence and economic collapse




ISAF raids against al Qaeda and allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Mapping special operations forces raids against al Qaeda and allied groups in Afghanistan shows that al Qaeda's network has remained active in Afghanistan up until ISAF ceased issuing press releases on its targeting in June 2013.


Hagel: Afghan anti-terror planning still underway




CIA drone strike program in Pakistan winding down




Al Qaeda remains in Afghanistan despite drawdown plans




As Obama draws down, al Qaeda grows in Afghanistan




Afghans anxious over Obama plan to end troop presence by 2016




US to end presence in Afghanistan by end of 2016




US Training Elite Antiterror Troops in Four African Nations




Afghan notebook: Going home to Helmand




Al Qaeda 'not defeated' in Afghanistan




Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan: An enduring threat

Testimony to the House Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade on al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the enduring threat to the US and her allies.


The Interior Ministry claimed that 38 "rebels" were killed during security sweeps. The Taliban killed a policeman in a bombing in Herat and a civilian in a grenade attack in Nangarhar. Afghan Border Police were killed while clashing with Pakistani forces in Kandahar. Residents of Nuristan claimed that Pakistani troops disguised as Taliban are attacking in the province.




The US has released 10 Pakistani prisoners from the Bagram Detention Facility. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will face each other in a runoff vote for president that will take place on June 14. Taliban fighters executed one of their commanders in Faryab province.




Abu Hamza devoted his life to violent jihad, terror trial jury hears


 
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