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US troops weather rockets, recoilless rifles, and grenades in Sabari

28grenade03_90.jpgA US patrol hunts insurgents in the village of Majiles in Sabari district. The aftermath of a grenade attack, which wounded six US troops, highlights the difficulty of partnered operations with Afghan forces.


State Department: Iran the 'most active state sponsor of terrorism'

The US State Department released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism yesterday. The report mentions Iran's support of the Taliban and refusal to bring senior al Qaeda terrorists to justice.


In Pictures: US troops search for insurgent recoilless rifle team

04corn04_550-thumb.jpgEmbedded in Afghanistan: The search in Sabari district, Khost province, ended in a grenade attack that wounded six US soldiers.


Operation Badr: tracking the Taliban summer offensive in Jawzjan province

The Taliban have expanded the insurgency in northern Afghanistan.


US State Department adds Mullah Sangeen to terrorist list

Sangeen-thumb.jpgThe senior Haqqani Network commander is the shadow governor of Paktika province in Afghanistan, aids "foreign fighters," plots attacks, and is behind the kidnapping of a US soldier.


Taliban suicide assault team kills 22 in central Afghanistan

Six suicide bombers launched a complex attack against the governor's compound in Parwan province.


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.