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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.


'Good' Pakistani Taliban group vows to step up attacks in Afghanistan

Two of Mullah Nazir's senior commanders said they would send even more fighters into Afghanistan to avenge US predator airstrikes in South Waziristan


US Predators kill 5 'militants' in South Waziristan strike

The attack took place in Wana, an area controlled by Taliban and al Qaeda commander Mullah Nazir. Ilyas Kashmiri was among those killed.


German jihadi killed in Afghanistan, claims Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan spokesman

IMU-Afghan-Lightning-SITE.jpegMiqdad, a German citizen who is also known as "Abdullah the Essen," was killed while fighting US forces in Baghlan in April 2011. He wanted "to kill Germans."


Al Qaeda leader and bin Laden associate captured in northern Afghanistan

The al Qaeda commander, who was captured in Balkh province, was "a Pakistan-based attack planner" and accompanied Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 2001.


Special operations forces capture Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander involved in deadly Takhar attack

The IMU facilitator was involved in the May 28 attack that killed two senior police leaders in the north and wounded the governor of Takhar and ISAF's top general for Regional Command North.


Taliban launch attack on Pakistani police outpost from Afghanistan

More than 200 Taliban fighters attacked a police station in Dir from across the border in Kunar province. Twenty-three security forces personnel have been reported killed.


ISAF targets Taliban leader of al Qaeda cell based in Quetta

The Taliban commander is associated with the Mullah Dadullah Front, a radical Taliban subgroup closely linked to al Qaeda.


Taliban claim attacks in western Afghan city of Herat

The Taliban detonated a car bomb in the city while a suicide assault team attacked the Italian-manned Provincial Reconstruction Team base.


Taliban suicide bomber strikes at high-level meeting in Afghan north

The chief of police for the Afghan north and the police commander for Takhar province were among those killed, while ISAF's commander for the north and Takhar's governor were wounded.


'Germany-based Moroccan al Qaeda foreign fighter facilitator' captured in southeastern Afghanistan

The al Qaeda operative is providing intelligence on the Qaeda network that funnels terrorists into Afghanistan. Before he reached Afghanistan, he traveled through Iran, where a recruiter attempted to convince him to become a suicide bomber.


US Predators strike again in Mir Ali

predator-uav.jpgSeven "foreigners" were reported killed in the terrorist haven of North Waziristan.


Suicide assault team attacks police compound in Afghan east

Four suicide bombers and six Afghans, including five security personnel, were killed during a 10-hour-long clash at a police headquarters in Khost.


Suicide bomber kills 6 in attack on Kabul hospital

A suicide bomber detonated in a cafeteria as medical students were eating lunch. The hospital is frequented by Afghan military personnel and is in a high-security zone.


Special operations forces target al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander in the southeast

The Taliban leader organized al Qaeda fighters in the Pakistani city of Quetta. The raid is the second that targeted al Qaeda in Zabul in the past two weeks.


US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

The strike took place in the town of Tappi near Miramshah, the stronghold of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


The Gitmo Files: An agent of Iran

Hamdullah.pngA leaked threat assessment prepared at Guantanamo describes one current detainee and his father as "Iranian agents." The detainee, Haji Hamidullah, allegedly "murdered 71 people." The leaked file connects several others to Iran, including two members of Hamid Karzai's government.


Pakistani troops open fire on ISAF helicopters at Afghan border

Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded. Pakistan claimed that US helicopters had crossed the border and opened fire.


Senior Haqqani Network leader captured in Khost

The Haqqani Network commander is the brother of Jan Baz Zadran, who is considered to be the thrid in command of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.