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Judge finds that Kuwaiti Gitmo detainee was no charity worker

A district judge denied a Kuwaiti Gitmo detainee's petition for a writ of habeas corpus in September. The detainee, Fayiz al Kandari, claims that he was a mere charity worker, but he was really an influential al Qaeda recruiter with ties to a terror cell that launched an attack on the US Marines in 2002.


Al Qaeda leader linked to Iran may have been killed in recent Predator strike

Press reports indicate that Atiyah Abd al Rahman, who is Osama bin Laden's ambassador to Iran, was killed in a recent airstrike in northern Pakistan. US intelligence officials cannot confirm Atiyah's death, but do confirm that he has relocated from Iran to northern Pakistan.


Taliban torch 27 NATO fuel trucks in southern Pakistan

The tankers were hit in Mithri, south of Quetta. More than 150 fuel tankers and supply trucks have been destroyed in five major attacks since Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass on Sept. 30.


Taliban assassinate Kunduz governor in attack at mosque

Governor Mohammed Omar was outspoken in his opposition to the Taliban and allied terror groups. He was killed in a bombing at a mosque along with 14 others during Friday prayers.


Senior bin Laden aide killed in recent Predator strike

Mohammed Usman was a key member of Brigade 313 and helped unite al Qaeda with several Pakistani jihadist groups.


British, German jihadists involved in Europe plot killed in Predator strikes

Abu_Askar-thumb.jpgA leader of the British cell and two German cell members were killed in Predator strikes in September. Abdul Jabbar was named the leader of the Islamic Army of Great Britain.


Coalition kills Taliban's shadow governor in Badghis province

Mullah Ismail, the Taliban's shadow governor of Badghis province, and Abdul Hakim, a senior Taliban military commander in the province, were killed during a raid on Oct. 6.


US Predators kill 6 in al Qaeda safe haven in North Waziristan

The strike took place near the Miramshah bazaar in North Waziristan, a known hub for the Haqqani Network.


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.