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Taliban commander wants Pakistan's nukes, global Islamic caliphate

Omar-Khalid-TTP-video.jpgOmar Khalid also wants to secure the release of al Qaeda prisoners in Pakistan and impose sharia in the country.


Pakistani Islamist warlord Mangal Bagh rumored killed in Khyber

Pakistani police claim Bagh was killed during an operation in the contested tribal agency. Bagh's spokesman denied the report.


US withdrawal from Afghanistan: the plan for 2012, 2013, and 2014

In June 2011, President Obama announced the withdrawal of US military forces from Afghanistan, with the goal of being substantially out of the country by the end 2014. The plan for getting there is becoming clearer.


Kashmiri is dead, al Qaeda spokesman suggests

Ustad Ahmad Farooq, al Qaeda's spokesman for Pakistan, mentions Ilyas Kashmiri with Baitullah Mehsud, Ibn Amin, and Badr Mansour, who were all killed in drone strikes. "May Allah have mercy on all of them," Farooq said.


Taliban suspend 'dialogue' with US

The Taliban have formally suspended dialogue with the US, and President Karzai said NATO forces in Afghanistan should be restricted to large bases.


Al Qaeda eulogizes senior commander killed in recent drone strike

Badr-Mansoor.jpgUstad Ahmad Farooq, al Qaeda's spokesman for Pakistan, confirmed that Badr Mansoor was killed in a drone strike on Feb. 2012. Farooq accused the Pakistani military and government of supporting the US's drone campaign.


ISAF captures 2 IMU leaders in northeastern Afghanistan

The two Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leaders are responsible for suicide attacks in northern Afghanistan.


US adds Qods Force general as 'Narcotics Kingpin' for heroin, weapons smuggling in Afghanistan

General-Gholamreza-Baghbani.jpgGeneral Gholamreza Baghbani, the senior Qods Force officer in Zahedan, facilitates heroin and opium smuggling to arm the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to the US Treasury.


Pakistani Taliban deputy Faqir Mohammad demoted

Faqir claims he was not notified of his dismissal and said the Taliban have supported negotiations with the government.


Taliban claim suicide attack outside Bagram Air Base

The Taliban claimed they carried out the attack to take "revenge" for the burning of Korans at the base more than two weeks ago. Another suicide bomber killed an Afghan intelligence official in Jalalabad.


55 Pakistanis killed in violence in Khyber

A suicide bomber killed 22 people outside a mosque, while 10 Pakistani soldiers and 23 Lashkar-e-Islam fighters were killed in a clash at a military checkpoint.


US adds Taliban commander involved in IED, suicide attacks to terrorism list

Abdul Samad Achekzai has been linked to at least 11 suicide attacks against Afghan and Coalition forces in 2010 and 2011.


Afghan soldier and teacher kill 2 ISAF soldiers in south

Afghan security personnel have killed seven ISAF soldiers in the past 10 days, while the Taliban have killed six during the same time period. Already this year, 15 ISAF troops have been killed by Afghan security personnel.


Taliban claim CIA 'fabricated' truce letter from Mullah Omar

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan issued a formal denial of a letter calling for a ceasefire that was purportedly signed by Mullah Omar. Instead, the Taliban vowed to "intensify its operations against the Americans, their allies and their despicable internal supporters and [to] continue unabatedly with its sacred Jihad."


Taliban suicide bomber kills 9 at Jalalabad Airfield

The Taliban claimed credit for the suicide attack that killed six Afghan civilians, two security guards, and a soldier.


Turkish jihadists eulogize commander killed in Waziristan

Emir-Yunis.jpgSinan Tekin, a Turkish national who was known as Emir Yunis, led a group of foreign fighters along the Afghan-Pakistani border.


US announces a 'surge' of military trainers to Afghanistan

The US took another step in implementing its new Afghan strategy. Starting this spring, the Army will send a large contingent of military trainers to Afghanistan.


Former Taliban defense minister dies in Pakistani custody

Mullah-Obaidullah-Akhund.jpgMullah Obaidullah Akhund was in charge of the Taliban's military and approved the establishment of al Qaeda training camps, some of which were used to train the Sept. 11 hijackers.


Wanted IMU leader urges attacks in Germany

Mounir-Chouka-Abu-Adam.jpgGerman citizen and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader Mounir Chouka said that "jihad in Germany is only a matter of time."


Al Qaeda 'still standing in Khorasan' despite US drone strikes: jihadist

Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah al Lubnani said that despite US airstrikes in Pakistan, "time is in our favor."