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Taliban suicide bomber kills deputy governor of Kandahar

A Taliban suicide bomber driving a motorcycle picked out Deputy Governor Abdul Latif's car in a convoy traveling in Kandahar city.


ISAF kills senior IMU leader in Afghan north

Nurullah Bai had close ties to al Qaeda and senior Taliban leaders in Takhar, and was involved in a drug trafficking network that operated between Badakhshan province and Tajikistan.


'Foreign trainers' active in southeastern Afghan province

"Arabs, Chechens, and Pakistanis" are supporting the Taliban in Ghazni province, while Pakistani intelligence is sabotaging security.


Al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander killed in Afghan north

Al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan continue to maintain a strong presence in the northern Afghan provinces of Takhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan.


US Predators strike 3 times in al Qaeda haven of North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThirteen "militants" were reported killed in today's strike in North Waziristan. Also, a former senior Pakistani intelligence officer was found dead in the tribal agency.


ISAF targets Quetta military shura leader in southern Afghanistan

The Taliban commander, who was not named, is "a current member" of the Quetta regional military shura and the former shadow governor of the Panjwai district.


US adds Qari Hussain Mehsud to list of designated terrorists

qari-hussain.JPGThe designation of Qari Hussain by State and Treasury refutes multiple rumors over the past several months claiming that he was killed in a US Predator airstrike in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan.


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 Harakat-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.