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Female suicide bomber strikes in Peshawar

The Taliban have used female suicide bombers in six attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan since June 2010.


Special operations forces kill Taliban leader, shooter behind downing of Chinook

Mullah Mohibullah and his team were hunted down and killed in an airstrike in Wardak province. His team was responsible for the Aug. 6 shootdown of a Chinook that killed 30 US troops, seven Afghan commandos, and an interpreter.


Haqqani Network is 'enemy number one' in Afghan east: General Allyn

An interview with Major General Daniel Allyn, the Commanding General of Regional Command East.


ISAF detains senior Haqqani Network leader linked to the IMU

The Haqqani Network commander was the deputy operational leader in Paktia, and led more than 250 fighters, including Uzbeks.


Analysis: US military strategy in Afghanistan shifts as forces draw down

The reduction of Coalition troops in Afghanistan drives major changes to ISAF's military strategy.


Al Qaeda fighter's detention upheld by DC Circuit Court

Moath-Hamza-Ahmed-al-Alwi.jpgThe court's ruling and a leaked threat assessment of Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi, who is held at Guantanamo, revealed that he was a member of al Qaeda's elite 55th Arab Brigade. Al Alwi also allegedly received specialized training and was a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden.


US Predators strike in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgFour "militants" were killed. The strike took place outside of Miramshah, a stronghold of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


Senior al Qaeda leader attacks Pakistani state in bin Laden eulogy

Farooq-thumb.jpgThe tape casts further doubt that Ilyas Kashmiri, a top al Qaeda leader, and Ustadh Ahmad Farooq, al Qaeda's media emir and top ideologue in Pakistan, were killed in a Predator airstrike in early June.


Suicide bomber hits police station in Afghan south

The suicide bomber hit a police station in Helmand's provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, killing 10 policemen and a child.


Treasury targets Iran's 'secret deal' with al Qaeda

Atiyah_Rahman.jpgThe US Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda members who work for a terror network based in Iran. One of the six leaders designated today was identified as al Qaeda's "operations chief" earlier this month; he was also reported to be involved in plotting an attack set to coincide with the tenth anniversary of 9/11.


Suicide assault team kills 19 in Uruzgan

A six-man suicide assault team hit the government center in Tarin Kot as well as the home of a key power broker in the southern Afghan province.


Taliban suicide bomber assassinates mayor of Kandahar

Mayor Hamidi, the fourth senior official in the south to be assassinated this month, was killed in a hallway near his office. The suicide bomber hid the explosives in his turban.


Taliban shoot down US helicopter in Kunar

Chinook-FOB-Joyce.jpgThe Chinook was shot down just outside an Afghan base. No US soldiers were killed. The Taliban claimed two of its fighters were killed while shooting down the helo with RPGs.


ISAF targets al Qaeda-linked Taliban operative in Afghan southeast

The Taliban facilitator has "direct ties to senior al Qaeda members and arranges escape routes for them to safe havens in Pakistan." A senior Afghan official said that five "foreign fighters" were killed during the operation in Ghazni.


80 Haqqani Network, 'foreign fighters' killed in raid on Paktika camp

Afghan officials said that foreign fighters were among the Haqqani Network fighters killed during yesterday's assault on an encampment in Paktika province.


ISAF, Afghan troops strike Haqqani Network 'encampment' in east

ISAF said that more than 50 Haqqani Network fighters were killed during a daylong battle in Paktika province.


Jordanian al Qaeda fighter killed in Afghanistan

jabri.JPGAbu al Zubeir al Jabri was killed while attacking a US base on July 15, according to a statement released on a jihadist website.


Video of brutal Taliban execution of Pakistani policemen emerges

talibanexecution100.jpgThe Taliban released graphic footage of a Taliban execution of Pakistani policemen captured in Upper Dir in early June.


Key adviser to Karzai, member of parliament assassinated in suicide assault in Kabul

Jan Mohammad Khan, the former governor of Uruzgan province, and Mohammad Hashim Watanwal, a parliamentarian from Uruzgan, were killed during a suicide assault at Khan's compound.


US begins drawdown of forces from Afghanistan

Two units, comprising about 1,000 troops, will leave Afghanistan over the next two weeks.