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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.


Al Qaeda IED cell member properly detained at Gitmo, judge finds

A DC district judge denied the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by an Afghan detained at Gitmo. The judge's decision and declassified memos produced at Gitmo indicate that the detainee, known as Obaydullah, was a member of an al Qaeda IED cell tasked with attacking US forces.


'Al Qaeda associate' killed during Kunar operation

Gul Nabi was killed during a firefight in the Pech River Valley. Nabi "facilitated the movement of Pakistani and Arab fighters into Kunar province."


Ex-Gitmo detainee reportedly surrenders to Saudi authorities

An ex-Gitmo detainee named Jabir Jubran al Fayfi has reportedly turned himself in to Saudi authorities. Al Fayfi was arrested in Yemen in September and his "surrender" was likely coordinated by the Saudi and Yemeni governments.


Coalition, Afghan troops capture deputy shadow governor in Nimroz

A senior IED facilitator was also captured during a recent raid in the southwestern province.


Senior Taliban leader killed in raid in Afghan northwest

A Taliban leader in the running to replace the shadow governor of Badghis province was killed in a raid over the weekend, while another senior Taliban military commander in the province was targeted in a strike yesterday.


Brother of notorious al Qaeda operative denied habeas petition

A Gitmo detainee named Toffiq al Bihani was recently denied his petition for a writ of habeas corpus by a DC district judge. Toffiq is the brother of a notorious al Qaeda operative and received training at al Qaeda's facilities in pre-9/11 Afghanistan.


'Salafist group' allied with Taliban, al Qaeda behind kidnapping of slain British aid worker

Jamaat ul Dawa al Quran kidnapped Linda Norgrove and had intended to transfer her to senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders.