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US Predators hit a Taliban camp in North Waziristan

The strike is the second in the Ghulam Khan area in five days. Twenty "militants," including al Qaeda fighters, were reported killed.


Mullah Omar rejects reports of peace talks, highlights Taliban strategy

The Taliban's top leader called reports of negotiation "propaganda" and urged the Taliban to continue the fight. Omar said the Taliban want to bleed the US as the mujahedeen did to the Soviets in the 1980s.


US, Afghan troops beat back Taliban assault on outpost in the east

Six Taliban fighters, including one wearing a suicide vest, were killed in the failed attack on Forward Operating Base Fenty.


US Predators kill 6 Haqqani Network fighters in North Waziristan

The Haqqani Network fighters were killed in a missile barrage while returning from Khost province in Afghanistan.


Haqqani Network facilitator arrested on plane bound for Saudi Arabia

Afghan officials forced an airplane to return to Kabul International Airport to arrest a Haqqani Network facilitator and three associates.


Pakistani Taliban enlist 6 local groups in Wana region of South Waziristan

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has announced that several Taliban groups based in areas under the command of Mullah Nazir have joined its ranks. Also, the Taliban spokesman denied that top commanders Hakeemullah and Qari Hussain Mehsud were killed in recent Predator strikes.


ISAF and Afghan forces capture al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander in west

The commander helped "foreign fighters" enter Afghanistan and served as an IED expert.


Algeria acquits ex-Gitmo detainee of terrorism charges

An Algerian court acquitted former Guantanamo detainee Sofiane Hadarbache of terrorism-related charges. In declassified memos prepared at Gitmo, US military officials alleged that Hadarbache was recruited by al Qaeda in France.


Suicide bomber kills 10 in attack on northwestern Afghan leader

The head of the Faryab provincial council was wounded in an attack by a teen-aged suicide bomber.


US Treasury sanctions leaders of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba

Massod Azhar, the leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders Azam Cheema, a top military commander, and Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, a political official, were placed on the US list of specially designated global terrorists.


'Foreign fighter' cell leader captured in central Afghanistan

The commander led a cell of approximately 50 foreign fighters in the central province of Wardak.


ISAF: Haqqani Network suffered heavy losses in assault on Paktika outpost

Yesterday's attack on Combat Outpost Margah resulted in the deaths of an estimated 78 Haqqani Network fighters. The assault shows the Haqqani Network remains robust despite heavy targeting by special operations forces.


US Marines launch operation against Taliban stronghold near the Pakistani border

US and Afghan forces have moved on the border town of Baramcha, a known safe haven and transit point for al Qaeda and the Taliban from Pakistan.


US troops repel Haqqani Network assault on eastern Afghan base

More than 30 Haqqani Network fighters were killed by US troops as they attempted to storm Combat Outpost Margah in Paktika province.


Russian forces join ISAF in narcotics raid in eastern Afghanistan

Russia appears to be ready to increase its active involvement inside Afghanistan after withdrawing from the country in 1989.


Analysis: Al Qaeda martyrdom tape shows nature and extent of terror group's reach in Afghanistan

Winds-5-As-Sahab-thumb.JPG"Winds of Paradise - Part 5" eulogizes five al Qaeda commanders who fought in seven of Afghanistan's provinces and are representative of the unnamed leaders who serve as the terror group's deep bench.


US Predators kill 7 'militants' in Datta Khel strike

Three Arabs are reported to have been among those killed in the al Qaeda hub in North Waziristan.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander killed in Afghan north

Qari Mahmad Umar, a shadow district governor in Takhar, was also a senior leader in the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


Suicide assault team storms UN compound in western Afghanistan

Afghan police and security guards defeated the attack after three members of the Taliban team were able to enter the compound.


Siraj Haqqani sheltering in Kurram, near area of US helicopter strikes

The operational leader of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network is thought to have been in the same area in Pakistan where US Apache helicopters carried out cross-border attacks last month. Siraj's presence in part sparked the Pakistani military's outrage over the incursion.