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Coalition airstrike kills Taliban shadow governor in Afghan north

Qari Ziauddin, the shadow governor for Faryab province, was killed in a "precision airstrike" on Oct. 5.


Taliban destroy 20 NATO fuel tankers in Quetta

More than 100 NATO fuel tankers and supply trucks destined for Afghanistan have been destroyed in attacks since Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass six days ago.


IMU-linked Taliban shadow governor captured in Afghan north

Coalition and Afghan forces captured Saifullah, the shadow district governor of Chahar Darah in Kunduz, a known Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan safe haven.


Taliban torch another NATO fuel convoy in Islamabad

More than 60 NATO supply trucks and fuel tankers have been destroyed in Taliban attacks since the Pakistani government closed the Khyber Pass to NATO traffic. The latest attack took place near Islamabad.


Report: Osama bin Laden ordered Mumbai-style attacks in Europe

bin-laden-audiotape-oct-2010-thumb.jpgOsama bin Laden ordered the recent Mumbai-style plot against cities in Europe. Multiple like-minded jihadist organizations assisted al Qaeda in the operation.


Senior Taliban commander based in Pakistan detained in Kandahar

The unnamed commander directed operations in Kandahar from the border city of Chaman in Pakistan. Chaman is a known command and control hub for Taliban operations in the Afghan south.


9/11 hijackers' mosque tied to recent terror plot against Europe

Mamoun-Darkazanli.jpgThe recently uncovered terrorist plot against Europe is tied to the same mosque frequented by some of the 9/11 hijackers. The Taiba mosque was closed in August 2010, just weeks after a key terror suspect who attended the mosque was detained in Afghanistan.


Germans, Britons linked to Europe plot killed in recent US Predator strike

Eight Germans and two Britons are said to have been killed in the same strike that killed an Islamic Jihad Group leader who trained Germans to return to their home country to carry out terror attacks.


Pakistan closes NATO supply route after latest US cross-border attack

Pakistan claimed three Frontier Corps troops were killed by ISAF helicopters. ISAF confirms its helicopters briefly engaged Haqqani Network forces across the border.


European terror plot begins to unravel

An increase in Predator strikes against al Qaeda groups in Pakistan and operations against the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in northern Afghanistan is linked to a plot to carry out a Mumbai-like terror assault in several cities in Europe.


ISAF kills senior al Qaeda leader and an IED expert in Kunar strike

Abdallah Umar al Qurayshi, a senior al Qaeda commander who coordinated Arab fighters in Kunar and Nuristan provinces, an explosives expert named Abu Atta al Kuwaiti, and several Arab al Qaeda commanders were killed in the Sept. 25 airstrike in the Korengal Valley.


Osama bin Laden's spokesman freed by Iran

Gaith.jpgIran has freed Osama bin Laden's spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, from "house arrest." Abu Ghaith gained infamy after Sept. 11, 2001, when he promised more attacks on American soil. He recruited the al Qaeda cell responsible for the Oct. 8, 2002, attack on US Marines training on Faylaka Island.


US kills al Qaeda's leader for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Predator strike: Report

Sheikh Fateh al Masri, the leader of Qaedat al Jihad fi Khorasan, is thought to have been killed in the Sept. 25 strike in Datta Khel in North Waziristan. The reports of his death are unconfirmed.


US Predators kill 4 'militants' in South Waziristan

The strike is the third in South Waziristan this month, and took place in territory controlled by Mullah Nazir.


ISAF helos engage Haqqani Network fighters on the Pakistani border

ISAF would not confirm its attack helicopters pursued the Haqqani Network into Pakistani territory today, as happened twice over the weekend. More than 10 Haqqani Network fighters were reported killed in today's clash.


US Predators strike again in Datta Khel

Seven "militants" were killed in attacks on a vehicle and a compound in Datta Khel. Ten of the last 18 strikes have hit targets in the Datta Khel area.


US helos kill 30 Haqqani Network fighters in strikes in Pakistan

US attack helicopters pounded Haqqani Network fighters in North Waziristan after the terror group attacked an Afghan outpost in Khost.


ISAF hunts senior al Qaeda leader in Kunar

The unnamed commander, who is associated with al Qaeda facilitators and extremists throughout the Middle East, coordinates the attacks of a group of Arab fighters in Kunar and Nuristan.


ISAF, Afghan forces kill 30 Taliban in air assault in eastern Afghanistan

ISAF and the governor of Laghman province denied reports of civilian casualties.


'Lady al Qaeda' sentenced to 86 years in prison

aafia-siddiqui-thumb.jpgAafia Siddiqui, dubbed "Lady al Qaeda" in the press, was sentenced to 86 years in prison on Thursday. Siddiqui was part of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's network and participated in plotting against the US Homeland.