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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.


Taliban deny Osama bin Laden's death will impact Afghan war

The Taliban said the war would continue as long as Westerners "are bent on continuing their colonialist ambitions against the Islamic Ummah."


The Gitmo Files: 2 of Afghanistan's most wanted hid leadership roles while in US custody

Two of the Taliban's most senior commanders successfully hid their leadership roles from interrogators and analysts at Guantanamo. Both were subsequently transferred to the custody of the Afghan government but were freed and rejoined the Taliban.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 80 at Pakistani Frontier Corps training center

"This was the first revenge for Osama's martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan," a Pakistani Taliban spokesman said.


US Predators strike again in North Waziristan

The US has stepped up its Predator campaign after a lull in strikes that lasted several months. Today's strike is the fourth in seven days.


US Predators strike in al Qaeda haven of Datta Khel

Several "foreigners" are said to have been killed in the North Waziristan strike. The US has launched three attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas over the past week.


The Gitmo Files: Recidivist who targets charity workers deemed 'high risk'

Abdul-Hafiz.jpgAbdul Hafiz, a former Guantanamo detainee who quickly rejoined the Taliban after being transferred, had been deemed a "high risk" by US officials less than two years earlier. His insurgency group had been trained by Pakistani military officers to attack Westerners in Afghanistan and had killed an ICRC worker.


US designates Badruddin Haqqani as terrorist

Badruddin-Haqqani.jpgBadruddin is "an operational commander" in the Haqqani Network, sits on the Miramshah Regional Military Shura, and aids al Qaeda fighters operating in Afghanistan.


ISAF troops find French, Saudi passports during clash with al Qaeda cell in southeast

During a recent firefight in Qalat in Zabul province, 10 al Qaeda operatives were killed.


Al Qaeda appoints new leader of forces in Pakistan's tribal areas

Abdul Shakoor Turkistani, the leader of the Turkistan Islamic Party, is also in control of the terror camps. He was given the job just weeks before Osama bin Laden was killed.


Afghan National Army update, May 2011

A look at the development of the Afghan National Army, a key force in the fight against the Taliban.


Taliban's Quetta Shura calls death of bin Laden a 'great tragedy'

"He was an indefatigable fighter against the Christian and Jewish aggressions in the Islamic World and was not sparing any effort in this cause," the official statement said.


'Good' Pakistani Taliban leader Nazir affirms membership in al Qaeda

"I am part of al Qaeda," the South Waziristan Taliban chieftain said. He also said "the mujahideen from Afghanistan will join forces with the Arabs" to wage jihad in the Middle East.


Afghan troops kill, wound 25 'foreign fighters' in Nuristan

Arabs, Chechens, and Pakistanis were among those killed and wounded during an Afghan operation in the district of Barg-e-Matal, the governor of Nuristan said.


Taliban announce beginning of their 'spring offensive'

Operation Badar will commence on May 1. The Afghan High Peace Council is singled out for its efforts to reconcile with the Taliban.


ISAF captures HIG's provincial commander for Khost

Special operation teams have hammered Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin's command in an area of Khost under the control of the Haqqani Network.


Afghan pilot kills 8 US troops, contractor in Kabul attack

The pilot is said to have opened fire on the ISAF troops after a dispute at North Kabul International Airport. The Taliban claimed the attack.


Saudi al Qaeda leader killed in Kunar airstrike

Abu-Hafs-al-Najdi.JPGAbu Hafs al Najdi, a Qaeda's operations chief in Kunar, was wanted by the Saudi government. ISAF said "more than 25 al Qaeda leaders and fighters" have been killed in Afghanistan over the past month.


More than 450 Taliban leaders, fighters escape from Kandahar jail

The Taliban claimed they spent five months digging a 350-meter tunnel to a cell underneath the Sarposa prison in Kandahar City. More than 100 Taliban commanders are said to be among the escapees.