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Pakistani military, Taliban clash in South Waziristan

Six Pakistani soldiers were killed in Taliban attacks on security posts in the Mehsud tribal areas. The military said 38 Taliban fighters were killed in counterstrikes. Just 10 days ago, the military claimed that South Waziristan was cleared of the Taliban.

More Taliban 'need to die' before fighting ends: Musa Qala police chief

In an interview with The Long War Journal, Musa Qala District Police Chief Haji Abdul Wali discusses the Taliban problem and the need for NATO forces to remain in Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda bodyguard and accountant pleads guilty before military commission

Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi, a Sudanese detainee held at Guantanamo, pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission today. Al Qosi served the Taliban and al Qaeda in a variety of roles beginning in 1990.

Al Qaeda appoints new commander for Afghanistan

Sheikh Fateh al Masri, an Egyptian, has been named al Qaeda's emir for Afghanistan. He replaced Mustafa Abu Yazid, who was killed in a US Predator strike in North Waziristan in May.

Wanted Taliban commander killed in shootout in North Waziristan

Ameerullah Mehsud was number nine on the list of most-wanted members of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. His death highlights the continued presence of the terror group in North Waziristan.

Taliban commander linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba detained in eastern Afghanistan

The Taliban commander "assisted with the recent influx of Lashkar-e-Taiba" fighters into Nangarhar, according to ISAF.

Suicide assault team targets development office in Kunduz

A six-man team armed with assault rifles and suicide vests killed four people in an attack on a US development contractor and battled for hours before security forces eliminated them.

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.