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Arab, Haqqani Network commanders reported killed in latest drone strike in South Waziristan

Reports surfaced that an al Qaeda commander known as "Adil" was killed in the eighth recorded drone strike in Pakistan this year.


Taliban control 3 districts in Afghan provinces of Wardak and Kunduz

One of the districts was the location of the shoot down of a US helicopter that resulted in the deaths of 31 special operations personnel, including 17 US Navy SEALs, in 2011.


Taliban claims captured Haqqani leaders visited ex-Gitmo detainees in Qatar

The Taliban claims that two recently captured Haqqani operatives had recently met with members of the "Taliban Five" in Qatar. The Taliban Five is a group of senior Taliban leaders who were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year.


Senior al Qaeda leader reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

Abu Bara al Kuwaiti is a member of al Qaeda's General Command and was mentored by Atiyah Allah. The US killed Abu Bara in Nangarhar province, yet another indicator that al Qaeda is not confined to Kunar and Nuristan.


US drone strike kills veteran jihadist turned senior AQIS official

Sheikh Imran Ali Siddiqi, a senior official in al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), was killed in a US drone strike earlier this month. After 9/11, Imran founded Harkat-ul-Mujahideen al-Almi (HUMA), an al Qaeda-linked group thought to be responsible for an attack on the US Consulate in Karachi and other Western interests.


Al Qaeda external operations leader reported killed

Ahmed Abdulrahman Sihab Ahmed Sihab, who is also known as Abdulrahman al Sharqi, is a senior leader in the al Qaeda council assigned to attack the West and a specially designated global terrorist. Jihadists on Twitter have reported that he was killed, but his death has not been confirmed.


Taliban routs Afghan military convoy in ambush

The Taliban killed 22 policemen and soldiers and captured eight more, and also destroyed and seized several military vehicles and weapons during the ambush in Sar-i-Pul.


US launches another 2 drone strikes in North Waziristan

The strike in the Shawal Valley is the third attack in the jihadist haven in the past three days.


US launches 2 more drone strikes in North and South Waziristan

Thirteen people are reported to have been killed in airstrikes in the Shawal Valley in South Waziristan. The area is a known transit point for fighters entering Afghanistan.


Jihadist group loyal to Taliban, al Qaeda claims to have captured Afghan district

Both the Taliban and Junood al Fida, a jihadist group loyal to the Taliban and al Qaeda, have claimed that the Registan district in the southern Kandahar province has fallen to the jihadists. Afghan officials quickly denied the claim as "exaggerated."


AQAP official calls on rival factions in Syria to unite against West

Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, an AQAP leader, is featured in a new video calling on rival jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against their common enemies. Al Ansi says the jihadists should form a "coalition" to strike America.


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.


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.


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.


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.


2 al Qaeda commanders reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

The pair of al Qaeda commanders are said to be members of the Badr Mansoor Group, which was described in one of Osama bin Laden's documents as an al Qaeda "company."


Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent incorporates regional jihadist groups

Usama Mahmoud, AQIS's spokesman, openly stated that the group "was formed by the gathering of several jihadi groups that have a long history in jihad and fighting."
 
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