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Suicide bomber kills pro-government tribal leader, 9 Afghans in Kunar

Haji Malik Zarin led Kunar's High Peace Council. The Taliban denied it carried out the attack.


Taliban occupy abandoned US outpost in Kunar

A commander said the Taliban will establish "a permanent base" there, swore allegiance to Mullah Omar, and said his forces will continue to attack US troops until they "reach the gates of America."


The most wanted Taliban commanders in Afghanistan

A look at some of the Taliban leaders who are at the top of the special operations groups' target list.


Special operations forces raid 'Taliban safe haven' in Afghan north

ISAF identified another "safe haven," this time in the district of Qaisar in Faryab. Special operations teams also killed the Afghan policeman who killed two ISAF troops in Faryab on April 4.


Taliban suicide assault team strikes Kandahar police, kills 6

The Mullah Dadullah Front, a radical Taliban subgroup closely linked to al Qaeda, is likely behind today's complex attack.


ISAF captures al Qaeda's top Kunar commander

Abu Ikhlas al Masri served as al Qaeda's Kunar operations commander before he was captured in a special operations raid in Kunar in December 2010. Kunar remains an al Qaeda haven.


US troops defeat Taliban assault on base in Nangarhar

A Taliban force of 25 fighters attacked Forward Operating Base Fenty in Nangarhar province, but was routed by US troops guarding the base.


ISAF, Afghan forces kill Taliban suicide network leader in Kunduz

Shamsullah directed multiple suicide attacks in the Afghan north, including three large attacks since the end of February.


US troops defeat Taliban suicide assault on Kabul base

Four Taliban suicide bombers were killed while attempting to storm Camp Phoenix in the Afghan capital. The attack takes place as violent protests occur in Kandahar and Mazar-i-Sharif.


Ex-Gitmo detainee training Libyan rebels in Derna

A former Guantanamo detainee named Sufyan Ben Qumu is training Derna's rebels. Declassified memos prepared at Gitmo note that Qumu was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group's military committee, trained at Osama bin Laden's camps, worked for al Qaeda front companies, and was a known "extremist" with "no qualms about committing terrorist acts."


DC Circuit Court finds Gitmo detainee was no 'Forrest Gump'

A three-judge DC Circuit Court panel overturned a lower court's ruling that would have granted freedom to Guantanamo detainee Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman.


Northeastern Afghan district falls after Taliban assault

A large Taliban force attacked the district center in Waygal today and drove out Afghan police. The Taliban claim to have kidnapped 13 police and seized large amounts of weapons and ammunition.


Taliban kill 20 Afghans in suicide assault

The Taliban claimed credit for the suicide attack that killed 20 Afghan road workers in the Bermel district in Paktika province.


Taliban capture scores of police recruits in Kunar

The Taliban claimed credit for the kidnapping of more than 40 Afghan men who attempted to join the police in the contested northeastern Afghan province.


Afghan Local Police vital to General Petraeus' strategy

The establishment of the local village forces is the third attempt by ISAF and the Afghan government to provide security in contested areas.


ISAF captures IMU leader who ran terror camps in Afghan north

The unnamed IMU commander ran "multiple IMU training camps and was involved with the facilitation and movement of fighters in and out of Samangan training camps, including fighters' movement to Pakistan."


Afghan al Qaeda/Taliban commander threatens to avenge Pakistan drone strike

qari-zia-rahman.JPGQari Zia Rahman said that al Qaeda and the Taliban have jointly decided to attack US and Afghan forces to retaliate for the March 17 Predator strike in Datta Khel.


ISAF strikes at 4 IMU commanders in 'safe haven' in Afghan north

The raid targeted four Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commanders. ISAF has struck in the district of Burkah in Baghlan province four times this month.


ISAF targets Taliban commander linked to 'suicide camps' in Afghan north

The Taliban commander targeted in the raid is linked to foreign fighters and suicide training camps in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul.


ISAF suspends ground commander, helicopter crew during investigation into civilian deaths in Kunar

The US soldiers have been suspended while an investigation is underway into the deaths of two Afghan boys who were watering a field at nighttime.