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US offers $10 million bounty for capture of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed

Saeed now has one of the highest bounties offered for a global terrorist leader. The US is also offering $2 million for Saeed's brother-in-law, who is Lashkar-e-Taiba's deputy emir.


Afghan forces, families are prime target for Taliban, says commander

HMD20102012_560.jpgQari Dawat, a Taliban leader in Kunar who has evaded security forces for years, has set his sights on the Afghan security forces as the US continues to pull back troops.


US Predator strike kills 4 'militants' in North Waziristan

The drones leveled a compound near the bazaar in Miramshah. The strike is the first in more than two weeks.


Taliban ambush NATO supply column in western Afghanistan

More than 30 Taliban, seven Afghan security guards, and two Afghan soldiers were killed after the Taliban ambushed a NATO convoy in Farah.


ISAF, Afghan forces kill top IMU commander in north

Makhdum Nusrat, "the senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in Afghanistan," was killed along with several IMU fighters during a raid in Faryab.


Afghan security forces kill 3 ISAF troops in south, east

Sixteen Coalition soldiers have been murdered by Afghan security personnel this year. ISAF said the overall number of attacks on its personnel by Afghan forces is "classified."


Taliban threaten Pakistani parliamentarians over possible reopening of NATO supply routes

NATO's supply routes through Afghanistan have been closed for four months, and the Taliban want to keep it that way.


Taliban suicide bomber targets Lashkar-e-Islam mosque, kills 5

The attack is the second suicide bombing at a Lashkar-e-Islam mosque in Khyber's Tirah Valley this month.


Al Qaeda gunman in France reportedly escaped Afghan prison

President Sarkozy wants the suspect captured alive. Authorities are scrambling to determine how he escaped notice after returning from Afghanistan.


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.