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Al Qaeda sleeper agent tied to 2009 NYC subway plot

shukrijumah.jpeFederal officials said Adnan Shukrijumah, a one-time al Qaeda sleeper agent groomed by senior terrorists to launch attacks on America after 9/11, was involved in Najibullah Zazi's plot to bomb NYC subways last year. Shukrijumah cased targets in NYC in 2001.


Coalition, Afghan forces capture Taliban commander in Helmand

A raid in the Taliban-controlled district of Baghran resulted in the deaths of 31 Taliban fighters and the capture of the district leader for Now Zad.


Taliban attack airbase in eastern Afghanistan

Coalition forces repelled an attack by a small team of Taliban fighters who attempted to storm the base. The attackers included a suicide bomber.


Karzai denies meeting Haqqani, General Petraeus says

General Petraeus told the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning that Afghan President Hamid Karzai denies meeting with Siraj Haqqani, a notorious terror chieftain.


Afghan, US forces launch offensive in Kunar

A battalion-sized combined force carried out an air assault in the district of Marawara, directly on the border with Pakistan. The US claimed that 150 Taliban fighters were killed in the assault.


Afghan president meets with Siraj Haqqani: Report

President Karzai is said to have met with Siraj. The meeting was also attended by Pakistani Army chief General Kayani and ISI boss Lieutenant General Pasha, according to reports.


Coalition and Afghan forces kill Taliban commander in Kandahar

The combined forces destroyed an IED factory in Panjwai and then killed the Taliban's district commander and 15 fighters during a follow-on raid.


US, Afghan forces hammer the Haqqani Network in Paktia

Arabs, Uzbeks, Turks, and Chechens were reported to have been killed in the clash in eastern Afghanistan. Two Haqqani Network and Taliban commanders and a foreign fighter facilitator were killed in the fighting.


US, Afghan forces kill 38 Haqqani Network fighters in Khost

The joint forces battled more than 200 Haqqani Network fighters in the Musa Khel district.


Al Qaeda operatives killed in North Waziristan strike

A jihadist group said that an al Qaeda military commander, the leader of a local al Qaeda group, and a Turkish foreign fighter were killed in the June 10 airstrike in North Waziristan.


Taliban kill 10 Pakistani troops, capture 40 more in northwest

Ten Frontier Corps troops and 38 Taliban fighters were killed in Bajaur, while 40 more troops were captured in Mohmand by the Afghan Taliban.


Afghan Taliban deny being supported by Pakistan

The Quetta Shura issued a statement denying a report from the London School of Economics that outlined Pakistani military and intelligence support for the Afghan Taliban.


Taliban assassinate key district governor in Kandahar

Haji-Abdul-Jabbar-thumb.JPGHaji Abdul Jabbar, his son, and driver were killed in a bombing in the strategic Arghandab district, just north of Kandahar City.


US, Afghan forces kill Haqqani Network commander during raid in Khost

Fazil Subhan and an undisclosed number of Haqqani Network fighters were killed in the Shamul district. Subhan was known to facilitate al Qaeda operations.


Suicide bomber kills 40 at wedding in Kandahar

The attack took place in the Arghandab district just north of Kandahar City. An additional 74 people are reported to have been wounded.


Afghan commandos strike at the Taliban in the northwest

During a raid on a terrorist stronghold in the Balamurghab district in Badghis province, 23 Taliban fighters were killed and seven more were captured.


Al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander killed in western Afghanistan

Mullah Akhtar had ties to senior al Qaeda leaders and facilitated the training of Taliban fighters in Iran. He also has ties to Iran's Qods Force.


Al Qaeda in Iraq is 'broken,' cut off from leaders in Pakistan, says top US general

Odierno-thumb.jpegGeneral Ray Odierno said that Iraqi and US forces have captured or killed 34 of the top 42 al Qaeda in Iraq leaders over the past three months. The terror group is cut off from the senior leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan and is also having difficulty recruiting.


Senior Taliban commander killed in Kandahar

Mullah Zergay, who served as the top military commander in the Kandahar region, was killed last week during a raid in the district of Zhari.


Newly minted Taliban shadow governor in Afghan north captured

The unnamed commander spent only two days in the top leadership position in Baghlan; his predecessor was killed just two days before he took command.