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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.


Suicide bomber kills 4 in attack at Kandahar mosque

Two senior clerics were killed in a bombing at a service in Kandahar for President Karzai's brother. The suicide bomber hid the explosives in his turban.


Suicide bomber kills 5 ISAF troops in Kapisa

The five French soldiers were killed as they left the home of a local police commander in Kapisa province.


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.