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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."


Effectiveness of US strikes in Pakistan 'decreased 90 percent' since suicide strike on CIA - Siraj Haqqani

A look at the data shows a decrease in the number of top-tier terrorist leaders killed in US strikes in Pakistan since the beginning of 2010, after the suicide attack that targeted a CIA base in Afghanistan.


US designates 2 Pakistanis for running al Qaeda and Taliban charitable front groups

The leaders of the Al Akhtar Trust and the Al Rashid Trust continue to support the Taliban using their charitable fronts based in Karachi.


Taliban cooperation with al Qaeda 'is at the highest limits' - Siraj Haqqani

The leader of the Haqqani Network in eastern Afghanistan said the Taliban welcomes foreign fighters and that 90 percent of areas under his command are under Taliban control.


Taliban commander Qari Zia Rahman denies reports of his death

The powerful military commander spoke to the media and also denied that Hakeemullah Mehsud was dead. Qari Zia said he would concentrate his operations in eastern Afghanistan; ISAF has just pulled out of the Korengal Valley.


Taliban release video of captive US soldier

PFC-Bowe-Bergdahl-04072010.JPGPrivate First Class Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Haqqani Network in June 2009. He was last seen in a Taliban video released on Christmas Day 2009.


Former Gitmo detainee targeting Afghan charities

Abdul Hafiz, a former Gitmo detainee, has reportedly rejoined the Taliban and is leading efforts to terrorize charities operating in Afghanistan. Hafiz was transferred to Afghanistan in December 2009 and is the first reported recidivist released by the Obama administration.


Former Gitmo detainee leads top Taliban council

Mullah Abdul Qayum Zakir is one of two top Taliban leaders designated on March 19 to replace Mullah Baradar, who was detained by Pakistan last month. Zakir was released from Guantanamo in 2007.


Hekmatyar's 'peace plan' calls for NATO withdrawal by 2011

Gulbiddin-Hekmatyar.jpgThe al Qaeda-linked leader sent a delegation to meet with the Afghan government. Conditions include an end to military operations and the withdrawal of "foreign fighters" after a NATO withdrawal.