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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.


Suicide bomber hits Afghan Army recruiting center in the north

The Taliban claimed the attack, which killed at least 37 people, including four children.


Raid in Afghan east targets Hizb-i Islami Khalis leader

The Hizb-i Islami Khalis helped Osama bin Laden enter Afghanistan in 1996, and aided in his escape to Pakistan during the Battle of Tora Bora. ISAF has not mentioned HIK by name in its press releases prior to today.


ISAF kills, captures IMU leaders in Afghan north

Two Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commanders were killed in Samangan, and another was captured in Balkh.


Suicide bomber assassinates Kunduz police chief

General Abdul Rahman Sayedkhili and four of his bodyguards were killed in an attack at a bazaar. Just six weeks ago, Sayedkhili said Kunduz was cleared of the Taliban.


Special operations forces target IMU-linked Taliban commander in Afghan north

The Taliban commander targeted in the raid leads "approximately 80 foreign fighters of Uzbek, Chechen and Tajik descent" and is linked to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


Afghan intel links Jalalabad bank attack, other suicide attacks to Pakistan

Jalalabad-Taliban-terror-assault.JPGThe Taliban fighters involved in the Jalalabad bank attack spoke to their handlers over the phone during the operation.The NDS linked that and other suicide attacks to the Taliban in Pakistan.


Taliban torch NATO tankers, kill 4 drivers in Peshawar

More than 20 Taliban fighters attacked a convoy carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan.


Judge finds Gitmo detainee was no 'Gucci jihadist'

In an opinion released on Feb. 18, a DC district judge denied the habeas corpus petition of Guantanamo detainee Mashour Abdullah Muqbel al Sabri; the decision contradicts earlier district court rulings in important ways. Al Sabri's career demonstrates that there was extensive overlap between Taliban and al Qaeda operations prior to Sept. 11, 2001.


US Predators strike again in Pakistan, kill 9 'militants'

Predators hit a compound in the Miramshah area, which is under the control of the Haqqani Network. The strike is the second in two days.


Hakeemullah Mehsud alive, shown on tape executing former ISI officer

The Pakistani Taliban emir is seen directing the execution of Colonel Imam on videotape released to the Pakistani press. The tape confirms that Hakeemullah was not killed in an early October 2010 Predator strike.


Taliban suicide assault team kills 42 at Jalalabad bank

A seven-man Taliban suicide team hit the Jalalabad branch of the Kabul Bank as police were queued to collect their pay. The attack is the latest in Afghanistan's major cities.


US helos kill more than 30 Taliban fighters in Kunar

The Taliban fighters were killed during a four-hour-long engagement with a US air weapons team.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 9 in eastern Afghanistan

The suicide bomber appears to have been targeting the provincial governor. Women and children were among those killed.


HIG media emir, military commander detained in Afghan raids

A HIG media emir involved with suicide attacks in Kabul and linked to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was captured in Parwan. And in Khost, the commander of a 50-man HIG cell was captured.


Analysis: Gap in Pakistan Predator strikes not unusual

predator-uav.jpgThe current pause in strikes is the third-longest since the US ramped up strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas in 2008.


Deputy emir of al Qaeda training camp agrees to plea deal at Gitmo

An al Qaeda trainer agreed to a plea deal at Gitmo on Tuesday. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed. The trainer, Noor Uthman Mohammed, was captured alongside top al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah in March 2002 and was allegedly involved in Zubaydah's plot against Israel.


German terrorists pass through Yemen, meet Awlaki, before joining IMU in Pakistan

Abu-Ibrahim-al-Almani.JPGAbu Ibrahim al Almani and his brother Abu Adam fought in Yemen for a year before moving to Pakistan on the advice of Anwar al Awlaki. Their move to Pakistan was "very professionally organized."