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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.


US, Afghan forces defeat Haqqani Network suicide assault on FOB Gardez

FOB-Gardez-SVBIED-thumb.jpgFive suicide bombers were killed as they attempted to storm Forward Operating Base Gardez in Paktia province.


Senior Kabul Attack Network commander killed in Coalition airstrike

Qari Mansur, a Haqqani Network commander, was "one of the most prolific attack planners for the Kabul insurgent network" who organized suicide and IED attacks in the capital.


US official explains National Counterterrorism Center's view of the enemy

NCTC director Michael Leiter testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Leiter's testimony highlights al Qaeda's close ties to other jihadist organizations.


Al Qaeda-linked IMU claims deadly ambush on Tajik troops

An Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan spokesman named Abdufattoh Ahmadi claimed the attack that killed 25 Tajik soldiers on Sept. 19.


US troops defeat Haqqani Network assault on base in Khost

While trying to mass for an attack on Combat Outpost Spera, 27 Haqqani Network fighters were killed.


Senior German al Qaeda operative thought killed in Predator strike in Pakistan

Unconfirmed reports indicate Bekkay Harrach may have been killed in a strike on a Haqqani Network compound in August. Harrach is on al Qaeda's external operations committee.


25 Tajik soldiers killed in Islamist ambush

An Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander is said to have led an ambush in the Rasht Valley, a haven for Central Asian terrorists.


Al Qaeda-linked Taliban leader killed in Kunar

The Taliban's shadow district governor for Shigal was associated with top al Qaeda leader Qari Zia Rahman, and has been linked to the first female suicide bomber in Afghanistan.


Coalition continues pursuit of IMU commanders in the Afghan north

A Taliban district commander with links to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was among eight killed in a strike in Kunduz.