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Afghan commandos retake eastern district from the Taliban

The district of Barg-e-Matal has been secured just two days after it fell to the Taliban.

Top al Qaeda leader Mustafa Abu Yazid confirmed killed in airstrike in North Waziristan

In a statement released tonight on a jihadist forum, Al Qaeda announced Yazid's death. Yazid, who is also known as Sheikh Saeed al Masri, was al Qaeda's leader in Afghanistan and top financial official.

Senior Taliban commander killed in Kandahar

Haji Amir is a top military commander who recently returned from Pakistan, where he planned the Taliban counteroffensive against Coalition and Afghan forces in Kandahar.

Taliban take control of district in Nuristan

Afghan police abandoned Barg-e-Matal after days of fighting. The Taliban have claimed control of the district center.

Coalition kills Taliban's shadow governor in Afghanistan's Baghlan province

Mullah Rohullah was killed during air and ground strikes in the northern province. Rohullah had been appointed the shadow governor for Baghlan in early May.

Nuristani Taliban commander denies Fazlullah killed

Munibullah.jpgMullah Munibullah, the military commander for Nuristan, said Fazlullah would not be leading Taliban fighters in Nuristan.

Mullah Fazlullah reported killed in Afghanistan

Afghan border police claimed the Swat Taliban commander was killed along with six fighters. The report is unconfirmed.

Pakistani Taliban assault district center in Nuristan

Fighters said to be under the command of Mullah Fazlullah were repelled by Afghan police in the eastern district of Barg-e-Matal, which borders Chitral in Pakistan.

Hakeemullah's pullout from North Waziristan an 'excuse' for Pakistan not to move

The leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan agrees to abandon the safe havens in North Waziristan and return to South Waziristan. The pullout is "just the excuse the Pakistanis needed to call off a North Waziristan operation," a US official said.

Haqqani Network executed Kabul suicide attack

The May 18 suicide attack killed two colonels, two lieutenant colonels, two soldiers, and 12 Afghan civilians. Afghan intelligence also implicated Pakistan's military intelligence service.

Taliban attack Kandahar Airfield

A rocket strike was followed by a ground assault; fighting is still ongoing.

Taliban suicide assault squad attacks police outpost in eastern Afghanistan

Police defeated the complex assault, which included a suicide car bomb and heavily armed suicide bombers.

Afghan forces capture northern shadow governor

The National Directorate of Security said that Mullah Gulistan, the shadow governor for Samangan province, is in custody.

US troops repel complex Taliban assault on Bagram Airfield

Nearly a dozen Taliban fighters, including four suicide bombers, were killed in the attack.

Taliban suicide bomber kills 18 in Kabul

Twelve civilians and six ISAF soldiers were killed in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

The Pakistani Taliban's top leaders

A look at the top leaders of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.

41 Taliban killed in heavy fighting in Afghan north

Joint Afghan and US special operations teams captured a Taliban commander during raids in Kunduz province.

US air campaign in Pakistan zeroes in on North Waziristan, Bahadar

The Predator campaign in Pakistan's tribal areas has focused this year on territory administered by Hafiz Gul Bahadar.

Taliban assault team strikes governor's compound in western Afghanistan

A team of seven suicide bombers and two shooters entered the office of the governor of Nimroz province. The attack was defeated by Afghan police.

Iraqi forces arrest leader of Ansar al Islam

Abu Abdullah al Shafi, the top leader of Ansar al Islam, was captured along with seven associates during a raid in Baghdad. Shafi has close ties with Osama bin Laden.