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Suicide assault teams target foreigners in Afghan capital

A team of suicide bombers struck at sites frequented by foreigners. Five Indians are among the 17 people reported killed.

The Afghan Taliban's top leaders

A look at the Afghan Taliban's top leaders, its regional military shuras, and its governing committees.

Suicide bomber kills senior anti-Taliban leader in Nangarhar

Mohammad Haji Zaman, a former mujahedeen commander who fought against al Qaeda at Tora Bora, was killed along with 14 others in an attack at a tribal meeting.

Another senior Afghan Taliban leader detained in Pakistan

Maulvi Abdul Kabir, the leader of the Taliban's shura in Peshawar and a key link to allied terror groups, has been captured by Pakistani intelligence officials in Nowshera in the Northwest Frontier Province.

Senior al Qaeda military commander killed in Predator strike

Sheikh Mansoor, an al Qaeda military commander in North Waziristan, is thought to have been killed in the Feb. 17 airstrike. Mansoor was a Canadian citizen and directed attacks in Afghanistan.

Pakistan captures Afghan Taliban's shadow governor of Baghlan province

Mullah Mir Mohammad was arrested along with Mullah Abdul Salam, the shadow governor of Kunduz. Pakistan also rounded up nine al Qaeda operatives and local Taliban commanders in Karachi.

Pakistan detains Taliban shadow governor of Kunduz

Mullah Abdul Salam was captured by the ISI and CIA in Faisalabad one week ago. Salam is the second senior Taliban leader captured in Pakistan in the past two weeks.

Taliban commander, 4 al Qaeda fighters killed in raid near Marja

Afghan and Coalition special operations forces targeted a commander in the Washir district, one of three districts in Helmand outside the control of the government. Washir is north of Marja, where a major operation is currently underway to dislodge the Taliban.

Taliban confirm Mullah Baradar captured

Two Taliban leaders said Mullah Omar's deputy has indeed been captured, and that it occurred not in Karachi but during the operation in Marja in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Mullah Baradar, the Afghan Taliban's deputy commander, reported captured in Karachi

Pakistani and US intelligence services captured the deputy leader and operational commander of the Afghan Taliban during a raid in Karachi, US officials told The New York Times. A Taliban spokesman denied the report.

The military strategy in Afghanistan

Afghan and Coalition forces will focus on three key areas in an attempt to drive back the Taliban and restore security, while building up Afghan security forces to hold the regions.

Assault on Taliban stronghold of Marja begins

The much-anticipated operation against the Taliban in central Helmand province began as thousands of US, British, and Afghan troops moved into Marja.

Suicide bomber kills 19 in Khyber

The bombing in Khyber is the first major Taliban strike in more than a week. Eleven tribal policemen were among those killed.

US airstrike targets Haqqani Network in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgNine Haqqani Network fighters have been reported killed. The strike is the first in 10 days.

Taliban reject peace talks

The Taliban leadership council again demanded that Western forces withdraw from Afghanistan and insisted it would reestablish the Islamic Emirate.

US airstrike killed 15 Turkistan Islamic Party fighters in Afghanistan

A Jan. 19 strike in the northwestern province of Badghis killed 13 Uighurs and two Turks.

Al Qaeda leader in Turkey captured

Abu-Zar-thumb.jpgAbu Zar was planning to conduct attacks against Turkish forces in Afghanistan. Turkey has rounded up more than 150 suspected al Qaeda operatives and supporters during raids nationwide this week.

Taliban launch terror assault on Kabul

Suicide assault teams struck at government and civilian centers in the heart of the city. Security forces restored control after hours-long battles.

US strikes kill 11 in North Waziristan

Eight Taliban and three "foreigners" were reported killed in the most recent strikes in North Waziristan. The US has carried out nine strikes in Pakistan over the past 16 days.

US airstrike hits Taliban camp in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe latest attack targeted a compound formerly used as a seminary. Ten Taliban fighters are thought to have been killed.