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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.


Former ISI officer executed in northwestern Pakistan

The "Asian Tigers" killed pro-Taliban and al Qaeda lawyer Khalid Khawaja after the Pakistani government failed to release top Afghan Taliban leaders.


Taliban shadow governor killed in Kunduz: Report

Afghan officials said Mullah Yar Mohammad and two of his aides were killed in a Coalition airstrike in Kunduz province.


Taliban deny kidnapping ex-ISI officers

The top spokesman for the Afghan Taliban and an unnamed commander denied any involvement in kidnapping Colonel Imam and Khalid Khawaja.


US withdrawal from Korengal Valley a 'Taliban propaganda coup'

The US military's withdrawal from the Valley of Death sends the wrong signals to the Afghan people as preparations for further operations begin in the south, US military officers said. Al Qaeda has also been given a new sanctuary.


Taliban demand prisoner exchange for two ex-ISI officers

The Taiban want Mullah Kabir and Mansour Dadullah released in exchange for Colonel Imam and Khalid Khawaja. A US official described the situation as a "farce."