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Coalition, Afghan forces strike at al Qaeda-linked cells in north and east

Al Qaeda-linked cells are targeted in in Kunduz, Badakhshan, and Paktika, while more than 90 Taliban fighters were killed in Kabul and Laghman.


US, UN sanction top al Qaeda financial official

Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu al Khayr is Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and a senior aide to Ayman al Zawahiri. He is a top contender to take over al Qaeda's financial operations.


'Foreign fighter' networks targeted in Nangarhar, Paktia

An airstrike in Nangarhar killed an estimated 12 Taliban fighters, including Pakistani fighters from Waziristan. Two Haqqani Network fighters were killed in Paktia during a raid targeting a commander who runs camps in Khost.


Taliban commander linked to Iran, al Qaeda targeted in western Afghanistan

Six Taliban fighters and three civilians were killed during the raid in Farah. The Taliban commander targeted is linked to senior al Qaeda and Taliban leaders, and moves foreign fighters from Iran into Afghanistan.


Senior Taliban commander killed in eastern Afghanistan

The former deputy shadow governor and military commander of Logar was killed and a district-level commander was captured in separate raids over the past two days.


Soviet workhorses, ISAF training form the backbone of a developing Afghan Air Force

The young AAF is developing with assistance from embedded ISAF trainers and the procurement of new aircraft. Strengths include the experience of Afghan pilots; challenges center around administration and communication.


US targets Salafist group allied with the Taliban in Kunar

Three members of the Jamaat ul Dawa al Quran, including a commander, were killed and several more were captured during a raid in the Pech district. In January, Jamaat ul Dawa al Quran swore allegiance to Mullah Omar and the shadow Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.


Taliban assassinate police and tribal affairs chiefs in south

In Kandahar, a suicide bomber killed the district police chief of Daman. And in Zabul, Taliban gunmen assaulted the home of the provincial Border and Tribal Affairs chief, killing him and his wife.


Coalition forces strike at the Taliban in southern Afghanistan

Four Taliban commanders and dozens of fighters have been killed or captured during sweeps in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar over the past week.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan names Abu Usman as new leader

Abu Usman Adil served as Tahir Yuldashev's deputy before taking control of the IMU.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan confirms leader Tahir Yuldashev killed

Yuldashev-dead.jpgA website run by the central Asian terror group and al Qaeda affiliate announced the death of "Shaheed Mohammed Tahir" and posted an image of the commander. Yuldashev was thought to have been killed in a US Predator strike in South Waziristan one year ago.


US strike kills 'dual-hatted' al Qaeda and Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan

An air weapons team killed Abu Baqir, "a dual-hatted Taliban sub-commander and al Qaeda group leader" who operated in Kunduz.


Coalition, Afghan forces kill Taliban's shadow governor for Nangarhar

Malauwi Ghulam Haideri served on the Peshawar Shura and was in direct contact with Taliban leaders operating inside Pakistan.


Taliban, al Qaeda forces repel Afghan Army assault in eastern Afghanistan

An Afghan Army operation was "routed" during an operation along the Pakistani border in Laghman province.


20 Haqqani Network fighters killed in raids in eastern Afghanistan

The raid took place in the district of Zurmat in Paktia province, a known haven for al Qaeda and other foreign fighters.


Afghan, US forces target al Qaeda, Pakistani fighters in southeastern Afghanistan

The raids targeted an al Qaeda facilitator in Zabul. Al Qaeda has cells in at least two of Zabul's 11 districts.


Suicide assault team targets civilian guesthouse in Kabul

The Kabul Attack Network targeted a civilian compound in the capital; two Afghan guards were killed in the attack. The Kabul Attack Network is led by a Haqqani Network commander.


Hizb-i-Islami, Taliban both claim killing 10 medical workers in northern Afghanistan

Eight Westerners and two Afghans were murdered. HIG claimed the medical team was killed for spying; the Taliban claimed they were proselytizing Christianity.


US adds Ilyas Kashmiri to list of designated terrorists

The commander of al Qaeda's Brigade 313 and the Lashkar al Zil has been added to the list of global terrorists. HUJI has also been named a terrorist organization.


State Department: Iran supports Taliban, Iraqi militants

The State Department's Country Reports on Terrorism for 2009 highlights, once again, Iran's ongoing sponsorship of the Taliban and Iraqi militants.