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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.


US, Afghan forces kill Haqqani Network commander during raid in Khost

Fazil Subhan and an undisclosed number of Haqqani Network fighters were killed in the Shamul district. Subhan was known to facilitate al Qaeda operations.


Suicide bomber kills 40 at wedding in Kandahar

The attack took place in the Arghandab district just north of Kandahar City. An additional 74 people are reported to have been wounded.


Afghan commandos strike at the Taliban in the northwest

During a raid on a terrorist stronghold in the Balamurghab district in Badghis province, 23 Taliban fighters were killed and seven more were captured.


Al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander killed in western Afghanistan

Mullah Akhtar had ties to senior al Qaeda leaders and facilitated the training of Taliban fighters in Iran. He also has ties to Iran's Qods Force.


Al Qaeda in Iraq is 'broken,' cut off from leaders in Pakistan, says top US general

Odierno-thumb.jpegGeneral Ray Odierno said that Iraqi and US forces have captured or killed 34 of the top 42 al Qaeda in Iraq leaders over the past three months. The terror group is cut off from the senior leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan and is also having difficulty recruiting.


Senior Taliban commander killed in Kandahar

Mullah Zergay, who served as the top military commander in the Kandahar region, was killed last week during a raid in the district of Zhari.


Newly minted Taliban shadow governor in Afghan north captured

The unnamed commander spent only two days in the top leadership position in Baghlan; his predecessor was killed just two days before he took command.


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.