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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.


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.


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."


Harakat-ul-Mujahideen 'operates terrorist training camps in eastern Afghanistan'

The jihadist group, which is tolerated by the Pakistani state and whose leader lives openly in Islamabad, is currently running training camps in eastern Afghanistan, the US State Department said.


Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani is thought to be Abdullah al Punjabi, one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders to openly defect from the global jihadist group and join the Islamic State.


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.


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.


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.


Taliban seize district in central Afghanistan, launch suicide assault in Kandahar

A district center in Ghor province was overrun by hundreds of Taliban, while the group sent more than a dozen fighters to attack the governor's compound and police headquarters in Kandahar City.


Taliban torch hundreds of fuel tankers in Kabul

A police official said more than 400 fuel and supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban last night in an attack on a trucking terminal just outside the Afghan capital.


Taliban battle to regain areas of key southern province

The Taliban have been fighting in Helmand's Sangin district for the past week, and are said to be in control of many areas.


Ex-Guantanamo detainee arrested in Spain tied to infamous al Qaeda cell

Lahcen Ikassrien, an ex-Guantanamo detainee, was arrested earlier this month in Spain. Leaked State Department cables and a threat assessment authored by Joint Task Force Guantanamo link Ikassrien to an al Qaeda cell run by one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted operatives in pre-9/11 Europe.


The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's quiet war minister

Little is publicly known about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's war minister. But he was appointed in April 2010 and the war ministry he leads has been in charge of planning the group's operations in the past.


Taliban commander exchanged for Bergdahl coordinated with al Qaeda to attack Northern Alliance the day before 9/11

Mohammad Fazl, one of the five Taliban leaders exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl, played a key role in al Qaeda's military preparations leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


IMU involved in suicide assault on Karachi airport

Both the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan have claimed the attack on Jinnah International Airport.


Member of Taliban's elite Supreme Shura among 5 transferred to Qatar

Two court decisions provide insights into the career of Khairullah Khairkhwa, who is one of the five senior Taliban leaders recently transferred to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange 'won't help the peace process in any way' - Taliban spokesman

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated just after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the prisoner exchange might "be a new opening that can produce an agreement."


Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory'

In addition to a statement from Mullah Omar, the Taliban has posted pictures of the Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo. The pictures show the jihadist leaders being greeted by their supporters and families in Qatar.


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.
 
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