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Taliban suicide assault team attacks hotel in Kabul

A suicide assault team penetrated security at the Intercontinental and has opened fire on guests. Foreigners are the target of the operation.


Special operations forces capture burka-clad Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in Afghan north

The senior commander was captured during a night raid in Kunduz. The IMU has been targeted by special operations forces in seven raids so far this month.


Taliban use females in recent suicide attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Taliban forced an eight-year-old girl to attempt a suicide attack in Afghanistan, and a husband and wife suicide team attacked a police station in Pakistan.


Suicide bomber attacks hospital in eastern Afghanistan

More than 30 people, including medical personnel and patients, were killed after a suicide bomber deliberately rammed an SUV packed with explosives into a hospital in Logar.


Special operations forces capture 5 al Qaeda operatives in Afghan southeast

The raid took place in Ghazni province. The targeted facilitator operates in Pakistan, plans operations, and shuttles money and fighters into both Afghanistan and Pakistan.


DC district court denies former Taliban governor's habeas petition

Khirullah-Said-Wali-Khairkhwa.jpgIn a decision released on Thursday, a DC district court denied Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The court cited Khairkhwa's clandestine meetings with Iranian officials, among other evidence.


Obama announces rapid drawdown of surge forces from Afghanistan

Ten thousand troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year, and an additional 23,000 troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of the summer of 2012.


ISAF captures 'foreign fighter' facilitator in southeastern Afghanistan

"The facilitator assisted in the transfer of Uzbeks and Farsi speaking foreign fighters from Pakistan into Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban," ISAF reported.


Pakistani Taliban kidnap young girl to turn her into a suicide bomber

The Taliban have used females to carry out three suicide attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan over the past year.


US Predators strike the Haqqani Network in Kurram

predator-uav.jpgThe strike hit in an area run by Fazal Saeed Utezai, a Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan commander who supports the Haqqani Network.


Taliban suicide assault team strikes in Afghan capital

Three Taliban fighters wearing military uniforms killed nine people in an attack on a police station in the capital.


Jordanian al Qaeda fighter killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

Mahmoud Hamdan Nizal was killed while fighting for al Qaeda in the Bermel district in eastern Afghanistan.


Zarqawi aide returns to Afghanistan to wage jihad for al Qaeda

Salahuddin-al-Maqdisi.jpgSalahuddin al Maqdisi, the brother of Abu Mohammed al Maqdisi and a former aide to slain al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, was released from Iranian custody and has recently returned to Afghanistan.


'Good' Pakistani Taliban group vows to step up attacks in Afghanistan

Two of Mullah Nazir's senior commanders said they would send even more fighters into Afghanistan to avenge US predator airstrikes in South Waziristan


US Predators kill 5 'militants' in South Waziristan strike

The attack took place in Wana, an area controlled by Taliban and al Qaeda commander Mullah Nazir. Ilyas Kashmiri was among those killed.


German jihadi killed in Afghanistan, claims Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan spokesman

IMU-Afghan-Lightning-SITE.jpegMiqdad, a German citizen who is also known as "Abdullah the Essen," was killed while fighting US forces in Baghlan in April 2011. He wanted "to kill Germans."


Al Qaeda leader and bin Laden associate captured in northern Afghanistan

The al Qaeda commander, who was captured in Balkh province, was "a Pakistan-based attack planner" and accompanied Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 2001.


Special operations forces capture Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander involved in deadly Takhar attack

The IMU facilitator was involved in the May 28 attack that killed two senior police leaders in the north and wounded the governor of Takhar and ISAF's top general for Regional Command North.


Taliban launch attack on Pakistani police outpost from Afghanistan

More than 200 Taliban fighters attacked a police station in Dir from across the border in Kunar province. Twenty-three security forces personnel have been reported killed.


ISAF targets Taliban leader of al Qaeda cell based in Quetta

The Taliban commander is associated with the Mullah Dadullah Front, a radical Taliban subgroup closely linked to al Qaeda.