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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.

Iranian Qods Force commanders linked to Taliban: US Treasury

IRGC-poster.jpgGeneral Hossein Musavi , who is the commander of Qods Force's Ansar Corps, and Colonel Hasan Mortezavi have "provided financial and material support to the Taliban" in Afghanistan.

Taliban, civilians reported killed during raid in eastern Afghanistan

More than 15 Taliban fighters, including two commanders, and upwards of 12 civilians, are reported to have been killed during a special operations raid in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.

Taliban suicide bomber strikes Afghan police in Kunduz

The Taliban claimed the attack that killed seven policemen in the contested northern province.

Former Gitmo detainee turned Taliban leader threatens Afghan elders

Abdul Rauf Khadim, a former Gitmo detainee, sent a handwritten note threatening Afghan tribal elders who cooperate with Coalition forces and the Afghan government. Khadim is one of two former Gitmo detainees who are part of Mullah Omar's inner circle.

Taliban suicide assault team repelled at Kandahar Airfield

The Taliban's latest attempt to get suicide bombers through the wire at Kandahar Airfield fails again.

Al Qaeda Brigade 313 website goes online

Kashmiri-AQBrigade313-banner.JPGThe website is linked to the Pakistan-based al Qaeda military formation that is commanded by Ilyas Kashmiri.

Afghan, US forces hunt al Qaeda, Taliban in northeast

qari-zia-rahman.JPGQari Zia Rahman was again the target of a raid in Kunar, while more than 30 Taliban fighters were killed in neighboring Nuristan.

A counterinsurgency conundrum in Salaam Bazaar

guard-thumb.jpgThe destruction of a bazaar in the Now Zad district in Helmand province raises difficult questions about the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Analysis: Al Qaeda maintains an extensive network in Afghanistan

Al Qaeda has had at least 45 cells in 15 of Afghanistan's provinces, and its operatives continue to launch suicide and other attacks.