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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.


Yemeni al Qaeda operative killed along Afghan-Pakistani border

Abu Abdulrahman al Qahtani was a veteran jihadist and propagandist who was close to the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officials in a suicide attack in Khost, Afghanistan, late last year.


Special operations forces deal blows to Taliban ranks

Over the past six months, more than 600 Taliban and allied terrorist groups' leaders have been killed or captured, 2,000 fighters have been killed, and another 4,100 have been captured.


Haqqani Network suicide bomber kills 2 US troops in Afghan east

The attack is the latest against military and police installations in the Afghan east, where the Haqqani Network remains strong.


Financier for 'Mullah Dadullah Front' captured in Afghan south

The Mullah Dadullah Front is a Taliban group led by former Gitmo detainee Mullah Zakir. The group is considered the most radical, effective, and dangerous Taliban faction in southern Afghanistan.


ISAF kills Taliban commander in airstrike in northern Helmand

Combined forces have stepped up attacks against the Taliban in the northern district of Kajaki over the past month.


Catch and release in Afghanistan

A State Department cable released by Wikileaks shows that the Afghan government has likely released dozens of Gitmo detainees, and many more from Bagram, instead of trying them.


Afghan 'policeman' kills 6 ISAF soldiers

A man wearing an Afghan Border Police uniform killed six ISAF soldiers during a training exercise in the east.


Taliban suicide bombers kill 12 Afghan police in east

The Taliban took credit for the attack in Paktika, which was carried out by two suicide bombers wearing police uniforms.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader targeted in Afghan north

The "high-ranking Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan senior leader" facilitates suicide attacks in the north and is in close contact with leaders in Pakistan.


ISAF denies helicopters struck inside Pakistan

For the second time this week, ISAF denied reports that its helicopters penetrated Pakistani airspace in North Waziristan.


Taliban commander linked to Iran and al Qaeda targeted in Farah

Special operations teams have targeted al Qaeda-linked cells in the western Afghan province four times this month.


Senior Taliban military commander killed in Helmand

Mullah Abdul Qayoum, the Taliban's shadow governor for the district of Sangin, was killed in an ISAF airstrike on Nov. 20. Qayoum commanded an estimated 600 to 800 Taliban fighters and served as a key link to the Taliban leadership in Pakistan.


NATO, Afghan officials negotiated with Taliban 'impostor'

Afghan and NATO officials thought they were in peace talks with Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour, one of Mullah Omar's top two deputies who ran the Quetta Shura. The so-called leader turned out to be a fake.


Coalition and Afghan forces kill Taliban commander linked to Iran, al Qaeda

Mullah Hafiz Janan served as the Taliban's shadow governor for the Bakwah district in Farah province. He helped train and arm al Qaeda fighters entering the country from Iran.