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Blind Sheikh's son killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

Ahmed Omar Abdul Rahman, the son of the spiritual leader of the Egyptian Islamic Group, was killed today, according to the terror group.


US Predators strike again in North Waziristan

The strike is the second in Danda Darpa Khel in two days. Yesterday's strike killed Jan Baz Zadran, a top Haqqani Network leader.


US kills Haqqani Network's 3rd in command in North Waziristan strike

US officials said that Jan Baz Zadran was killed in Miramshah in North Waziristan, where Predators struck today.


Iran's Qods Force commander involved in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani has directed attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as aided al Qaeda.


Taliban launch attack on Pakistani border outpost

Thirty Taliban fighters and one security officer were killed during the fighting in Upper Dir.


Haqqani Network commmander killed in airstrike on Pakistan border

Dilawar was the principal deputy to the top Haqqani Network commander in Afghanistan who was captured last week. He also was connected to al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


'German Taliban Mujahideen' leader thought killed in US airstrike

A propaganda outlet for the the Victorious Sect said that Abdul Fettah al Almani was killed. The report is unconfirmed.


Special operations forces capture Haqqani Network's top commander in Afghanistan

Haji Mali Khan served as the top Haqqani Network commander in Afghanistan. He established and ran training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, supported operations, and served as a key link to the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.


US adds 5 al Qaeda, Taliban, Haqqani Network, and IMU facilitators to terrorist list

The five leaders are based in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The designations highlight the interconnectedness of the various terror groups based in the region.


Shooting at compound in Kabul used by contractors and CIA

The attacker and a US citizen were killed in a shootout at a complex that houses Western security contractors and supposedly a CIA office.


Admiral Mullen: Pakistani ISI sponsoring Haqqani attacks

During a Senate hearing today, Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, highlighted the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Agency's role in sponsoring the Haqqani Network - including attacks on American forces in Afghanistan and the US Embassy in Kabul.


Special operations forces kill Taliban's commander of Tangi Valley

Qari Tahir was the target of the raid that resulted in the downing of a US Army Chinook in August. Thirty-eight US and Afghan troops, including 17 Navy SEALs, were killed.


Pakistan frees al Qaeda commander: report

Dr. Amin al Haq, who served as the security coordinator of Osama bin Laden's Black Guard, was released after nearly four years in custody.


Taliban suicide bomber assassinates head of Afghan High Peace Council

Rabbani-thumb.jpgThe suicide bomber was led to Burhanuddin Rabbani for peace talks by a reconciled Taliban minister who has been described as "a trusted emissary."


Afghan intelligence operations take on significant role

NDS cell.bmpRobust Afghan intelligence operations have helped thwart numerous attacks this summer despite ongoing urban assaults and complex operations launched by the Taliban and the Haqqani Network.


Abu Hafs al Shahri confirmed killed in Predator strike in Pakistan

Abu-Hafs-al-Shahri.jpgThe family of al Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan was notified of his death. His cousin, a senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, was killed one year ago.


Afghan, ISAF forces kill more than 70 Taliban in Nuristan

Afghan commandos and Coalition special operations forces launched a raid to retake the district of Barg-e-Matal, which has switched hands multiple times over the past several years.


Taliban tour 'liberated' base in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban-Wardak-base.JPGThe videotape shows a large group of Taliban fighters at what appears to be an abandoned US military base in Wardak province.


Guantanamo recidivism rate climbs higher

During congressional testimony, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that the estimated recidivist rate for ex-Gitmo detainees has risen to 27 percent; 161 ex-Gitmo detainees are now either "confirmed" or "suspected" recidivists.


Special operations forces hunt IMU's top commander in Afghan northeast

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's leader for the Afghan north is connected to networks in Kabul and Ghazni, and facilitates suicide and other attacks.