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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.


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.


Taliban attack Afghan army bases in Kabul, Kunduz

The Taliban claimed the two attacks, which targeted army recruitment centers. Thirteen soldiers and policemen were killed in the assaults.


Taliban leader linked to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Islam captured in Afghan east

ISAF mentioned the Lashkar-e-Islam for the first time, just one day after US Predators pounded the group's strongholds across the border in Pakistan's Khyber agency.


US Predators kill 7 Taliban fighters in Khyber

predator-uav.jpgThe strike in Khyber is just the second in the vital tribal agency this year.


Palestinian al Qaeda operative reported killed in Afghanistan

Abu-Rideh.jpgMahmud Abu Rideh was detained in the United Kingdom for four years, and his control order was lifted last summer. His death has not been confirmed.


Jundallah claims suicide attack at Iranian mosque

The suicide attack today killed 41 people. Jundallah claimed that the suicide bombers targeted Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.


ISAF targets Taliban's shadow government in Nangarhar

Special operations forces captured the shadow governor of Sherzad, a Taliban and al Qaeda haven in the Afghan east.


US Predators kill 4 'rebels' in North Waziristan strike

The attack took place in an area under the control of the Haqqani Network.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 6 US and 2 Afghan troops in south

The Taliban claimed the attack on a newly established combat outpost in Zhari district in Kandahar province. The Taliban have carried out three suicide attacks in Kandahar in two days.