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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.


Al Qaeda releases video of Saudi al Qaeda fighter killed in Waziristan

Before he was killed in Waziristan in 2009, Abdullah bin Muhsin al Shahri, who was known as Abu Rawada, discussed an al Qaeda cell that operated in Gardez, Afghanistan.


US adds IMU, IJU operatives to list of global terrorists

Mounir and Yassin Chouka, two Germans who are operatives in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and Mevlut Kar, an Islamic Jihad Union facilitator, were added to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists. All three have ties to al Qaeda.


ISAF captures senior Taliban commander in Helmand

Mullah Abdul Bari served as the Taliban's shadow governor for the districts of Nad Ali, Musa Qala, Baghran, and Kajaki in northern Helmand province.


Taliban kill 20 Afghans in suicide attack, bombings in the south

The Taliban claimed credit for an IED attack and two suicide attacks in Kandahar and Helmand provinces over the past two days. Several Afghan officials were killed in the bombings.


Algerian court sentences ex-Gitmo detainee to 3 years in prison

abdelaziz-Naji.jpgAn Algerian court sentenced Nadji Abdelaziz, a former Guantanamo detainee, to three years in prison on Monday. Abdelaziz served both Lashkar-e-Taiba and al Qaeda, according to memos prepared by Joint Task Force-Guantanamo.


UN adds 2 Haqqani Network leaders to terrorist list

Ahmed Jan Wazir and Fazl Rabi serve as key commanders in the Haqqani Network and have ties to the Taliban. Wazir was appointed by Taliban and al Qaeda fighters to command operations in Ghazni province.


Taliban assassinate key district governor in Afghan south

Sayed Fazuldin Agha was the district governor of Panjwai, a former Taliban bastion in Kandahar. He was instrumental in reconciling local Taliban groups with the Afghan government.


Afghan Taliban vow to continue 'jihad,' reject Afghan constitution

The Taliban insist that the proposed office in Qatar is to be used to conduct a prisoner exchange and educate the international community.


US drones strike in North Waziristan, end 2-month pause

predator-uav.jpgThe attack killed four "militants" in the Haqqani Network bastion of Miramshah. Three "Arabs" are said to be among those killed. The strike ends a 55-day-long pause in the drone campaign.


35 Pakistanis killed in blast in Khyber market

Jamrud is one of three areas in Khyber where the Pakistani military has failed to dislodge the Taliban and the Lashkar-e-Islam.


Suicide assault team kills 7 Afghans in the east

The Taliban claimed credit for the attack. Mullah Sangeen Zadran, who is closely linked to al Qaeda, is likely responsible for the suicide assault.


Omani jihadist killed during fighting along Afghan-Pakistani border

Abu-Obeida-al-Omani.jpgAbu Obedia al Omani fought "in several invasions against the American forces and their apostate agents" in the Khorasan, or Afghanistan.


Taliban appoint al Qaeda-linked commander to lead Peshawar shura

Sheikh Mohammed Aminullah, who in 2009 was placed on the United Nations Sanctions Committee's list of "individuals and entities associated with al Qaeda," is among three of four top Taliban leaders closely tied to al Qaeda.