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Taliban claim assassination of President Karzai's brother

The controversial Ahmed Wali Karzai, who has been linked to the drug trade and the Taliban, was gunned down in his office in Kandahar City.


US Predators kill 12 'militants' in North Waziristan

The attack took place in an area used by the Taliban to stage attacks across the border in Afghanistan.


Senior Shabaab commander rumored to have been killed in recent Predator strike

Ibrahim al Afghani fought in Afghanistan, traveled to Pakistan, is linked to top al Qaeda and Shabaab leaders, and is mentioned in the GITMO documents. The report of Afghani's death is unconfirmed.


ISAF nations follow US lead, announce early troop drawdowns

The US's allies will remove thousands of troops from Afghanistan in the next two years.


Taliban step up cross-border attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The latest attacks in Kamdish in Afghanistan and Dir in Pakistan highlight the Taliban's ability to carry out large attacks in remote areas of both countries.


Turkish jihadist commander executed by the Taliban in Waziristan: report

Abu Zarr fought in the Caucasus for 15 years before traveling to Afghanistan and joining the Taifatul Mansura. The Taliban executed him for ordering the deaths of two "foreign fighters."


ISAF airstrike kills senior Haqqani Network commander involved in Kabul hotel attack

Ismail Jan provided "material support" to the suicide assault team that attacked the Intercontinental just two days ago. ISAF also confirmed the assault was carried out by the Kabul Attack Network.


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.