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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."


Al Qaeda releases photos of slain Khorasan commanders

AQ_Khorasan550.jpgA jihadist media outlet has released previously unseen photographs of slain top al Qaeda leaders Abu Laith al Libi, Abdullah Said al Libi, and Abu Abdullah al Shami.


Afghan intelligence captures 3 members of northern assassination cell

The Taliban cell is led by a commander known as Qari Abdul Rahim, who is based in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. The group is linked to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


Abu Musab al Suri released from Syrian custody: report

abu-musab-al-suri.jpgA statement at a prominent jihadist forum claimed that al Qaeda strategist, military trainer, and ideologue Abu Musab al Suri has been freed from Syrian custody. The report has not been confirmed.


Al Qaeda operative killed during clashes in Kurram identified

Aslamov-Zaur.jpgAslanov Zaur, an Azeri national and al Qaeda commander, was killed during Pakistani airstrikes in Kurram last week. He likely entered Pakistan with the aid of al Qaeda's support network in Iran.


ISAF captures senior IMU and Taliban military commander

"He represented both the Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan groups and was responsible for coordinating insurgent activities in Badghis and Faryab province," ISAF stated.


Islamic Jihad Union details cooperation with Afghan Taliban

The al Qaeda-linked group claimed its fighters "help the Taliban in northern Afghanistan and provide them with military consultation" and are deployed in the Afghan provinces of Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Ghazni, Kandahar, Helmand, Nuristan, Badakhshan, Kunduz, and Balkh.


ISAF, Afghan forces capture al Qaeda 'facilitator' in east

The al Qaeda facilitator "coordinated insurgent activity throughout the area and provided reports to senior al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan," ISAF stated. He is the first al Qaeda operative reported as killed or captured in Afghanistan in two months.


Afghan, ISAF troops kill IMU leader in north

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader was responsible for last year's Christmas Day suicide attack at a funeral in Taloqan that killed 20 Afghans, including a member of parliament. ISAF reporting on raids against the IMU and al Qaeda has dropped off considerably.