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Taliban, artillery, and lies in Mohmand Agency

Pakistan's unprecedented response to the attack in Mohmand is curious, especially given the countless reports over the past six months of Pakistani military forts shelling Afghan territory. US and Afghan officials have claimed the airstrike on Nov. 26 was in self-defense.


Pakistan orders closure of key US airbase after ISAF troops conduct cross-border attack

The Pakistani government said the Shamsi Airbase in Baluchistan should be vacated within 15 days, and ordered the closure of NATO's supply lines to Afghanistan after US helicopters killed 28 Pakistani troops in the Mohmand tribal agency.


US helicopters kill 28 Pakistani troops on Afghan border

US attack helicopters hit a military check post in Mohmand, Pakistani military officials claimed. In response, Pakistan has shut down NATO's supply route through the Khyber Pass.


ISAF recaptures escaped Taliban convict

Afghan and Coalition forces recaptured a dangerous Taliban military commander after he escaped from a prison in Kandahar three years ago.


ISAF kills al Qaeda 'facilitator' in Afghan east

The al Qaeda facilitator "trained insurgents and worked as a courier." He was killed in the same district in Wardak where 31 US troops, including 17 Navy SEALs, and seven Afghan troops were killed when their helicopter was shot down in August.


Haqqani Network releases video of training camps

The video shows uniformed Haqqani Network fighters conducting a variety of training exercises in a camp in North Waziristan.


ISAF targets 'al Qaeda facilitator' in Nangarhar

The Behsud district in Nangarhar, where the al Qaeda leader was targeted, is a known hub of jihadist activities.


Jund al Khilafah claims attack in Kazakhstan

The terror group said "a solder in our brigade" killed six people, including four security personnel, in Taraz on Nov. 12.


US military's role in Afghanistan after 2014

General Allen, the ISAF commander, provided some additional insight into the US military's likely role in Afghanistan after 2014.


ISAF targets Hizb-i Islami Khalis leader in Afghan east

The raid took place in the Khogyani district in Nangarhar, which in the past has served as a haven for a variety of terror groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, Laskar-e-Islam, the Haqqani Network, and al Qaeda.


Kazakh jihadi leader seeks restoration of Islamic caliphate

Rawil Kusaynuv, the emir of the Zahir Baibars Battalion, a unit in the Jund al Khilafah, said there are several battalions operating in Afghanistan.


ISAF beats back assault on eastern Afghan base

Afghan officials claimed that 60 to 70 Haqqani Network and foreign fighters were killed during fighting at Combat Outpost Margah in Paktika province.


Hakeemullah Mehsud threatens more attacks in Pakistan

The leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan also reiterated his loyalty to Afghan Taliban emir Mullah Omar.


IMU announces death of German jihadist

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said that Abu Bakr al Almani, a previously unknown jihadist, was killed during battle.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 7 Afghans at Baghlan mosque

The Taliban claimed credit for the attack, which killed seven Afghan policemen, including a commander.


Suicide assault team strikes in western Afghanistan

Two Afghan guards were killed while defending a logistics base near an ISAF base in Herat province.


Al Qaeda IED cell leader denied habeas petition

Bostan-Karim.jpgA DC district court released its opinion denying Guantanamo detainee Bostan Karim's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Karim led an IED cell that targeted Americans, and several other members of his network were detained at Guantanamo.


US adds senior Haqqani Network leader to terrorist list

Haji Mali Khan, who is currently in US custody, is the sixth senior Haqqani Network leader added to the list of specially designated global terrorists.


US Predator strike kills 4 'militants' in Mir Ali

The US has carried out five strikes in the past six days. Mir Ali is a known haven for al Qaeda and a host of terror groups based in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan.


Suicide assault team kills 5 people in attack on UN office in Kandahar

A four-man suicide assault team hit the United Nations Refugee Agency in Kandahar city. The attack is the second of its kind in the city in five days.