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Senior German al Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan released a statement announcing the death of Bekkay Harrach, a top member of al Qaeda's external operations network.


US Predators kill 5 'militants' in al Qaeda stronghold of Datta Khel

Today's strike in North Waziristan is the first in six days, and the sixth since the new year.


Canadian jihadists training in North Waziristan: report

The Canadians were recruited to train in Pakistan after fighting for nine months in Afghanistan.


Turkistan Islamic Party identifies senior leader killed in Afghanistan

Shaykh Qurban Ata was a Chinese Uighur who was killed in the February 2010 airstrike in Badghis province.


Member of top al Qaeda operative's cell denied habeas petition

An Algerian Guantanamo detainee named Abdel Razak Ali was denied his petition for a writ of habeas corpus on Tuesday. Razak was a member of the terrorist cell of top al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah.


ISAF kills, captures Taliban and IMU leaders in Afghan north

In Kunduz, a senior Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander was killed along with the Taliban's shadow governor of Khanabad, and a senior facilitator involved in a recent suicide assault was captured.


Saudi Arabia names 47 most-wanted terrorists

None of the 47 al Qaeda operatives are in Saudi Arabia. Twenty-seven of them are thought to be in Pakistan and Afghanistan, 16 are thought to be in Yemen, and four more are believed to be in Iraq.


ISAF captures Qods Force-linked Taliban leader in Afghan west

The Taliban commander, who was captured in Farah province, "is definitely associated with Qods Force," an ISAF official told The Long War Journal.


ISAF targets al Qaeda-linked Taliban commanders in the Afghan east

Recent raids have targeted Taliban leaders in Kunar and Nangarhar with close ties to al Qaeda. Both provinces host al Qaeda cells.


Mullah Dadullah Front behind Kandahar suicide attack

The attack killed 17 people, including a senior anti-Taliban police commander. The Mullah Dadullah Front is a wing of the Taliban in the Afghan south that has adopted al Qaeda's tactics and ideology.


Analysis: Gitmo detainee transferred to Algeria

The Department of Defense announced the transfer of a Guantanamo detainee to Algeria on Thursday. A district judge ruled that he should be freed even though he was recruited by al Qaeda to train and fight in Afghanistan.


Pakistan releases top al Qaeda-linked terrorist leader

Qari-Saifullah-Akhtar.jpgQari Saifullah Akhtar, the leader of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, was recently freed after being placed into "protective custody" in August.


ISAF, Afghan forces killed deputy shadow governor in the north

Bahadur had close ties to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, an al Qaeda affiliate, and was also linked to Taliban leaders in Pakistan.


US Predators strike 3 times in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgFour "foreigners" were reported killed in one of the strikes.


Al Qaeda, Taliban create female suicide cells in Pakistan and Afghanistan

qari-zia-rahman.JPGThe cells are commanded by Qari Zia Rahman, the dual-hatted Taliban and al Qaeda leader who heads forces in northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.


US Predators strike again along the Afghan-Pakistani border

Eight Haqqani Network fighters were reported killed in a strike on a convoy in Ghulam Khan in North Waziristan, Pakistan. The US carried out 117 strikes in Pakistan in 2010, more than doubling 2009's total of 53.


ISAF continues to target IMU leaders in the Afghan north

The US has targeted the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan during three raids over the past month. Despite suffering losses to its leadership cadre, the IMU continues to operate in the north in conjunction with the Taliban.


Pakistan detains top Haqqani Network leader

naisruddin_i_crop.jpgNasiruddin Haqqani was reportedly detained after returning from the hajj in Saudi Arabia, where he conducted fundraising for the Haqqani Network.


ISAF captures Qods Force-linked operative in Kandahar

The Taliban commander is linked to the Qods Force, which aided in the shipment of weapons from Iran to Kandahar province.


Jordanian al Qaeda operative killed in Afghanistan

Abu Kandahar al Zarqawi was an administrator at the jihadist Al Hesbah forum and an associate of Abu Dujanah al Khurasani, the suicide bomber who carried out the suicide attack against the CIA at Combat Outpost Chapman in Khost province.