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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.


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.