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Ethnic leaders forge alliance against Karzai




Pakistanis aware of Omar`s whereabouts: US general




Taliban suicide assault team attacks hotel in Kabul

A suicide assault team penetrated security at the Intercontinental and has opened fire on guests. Foreigners are the target of the operation.


Special operations forces capture burka-clad Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in Afghan north

The senior commander was captured during a night raid in Kunduz. The IMU has been targeted by special operations forces in seven raids so far this month.


Chaos in Yemen creates opening for Islamist gangs




Fedayeen-e-Islam commander killed in North Waziristan: report

Shakirullah Shakir was gunned down in Miramshah, according to reports. He has claimed several suicide attacks and boasted that more than 1,000 suicide bombers are currently training in three camps in Mir Ali in North Waziristan.


US Predators kill 21 in South Waziristan strikes

The strikes are the first in a week. The US has executed 12 Predator strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas this month, the highest total since December 2010.


Taliban use females in recent suicide attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Taliban forced an eight-year-old girl to attempt a suicide attack in Afghanistan, and a husband and wife suicide team attacked a police station in Pakistan.


Taking a risk with Taliban negotiations, even if the talks are real this time




Suicide bomber attacks hospital in eastern Afghanistan

More than 30 people, including medical personnel and patients, were killed after a suicide bomber deliberately rammed an SUV packed with explosives into a hospital in Logar.


Special operations forces capture 5 al Qaeda operatives in Afghan southeast

The raid took place in Ghazni province. The targeted facilitator operates in Pakistan, plans operations, and shuttles money and fighters into both Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Osama wanted new name for al-Qaeda to repair image




US helicopters strike Shabaab camps in Somalia: report




Bin Laden's courier tied to Pakistani-backed terror group

The New York Times reports that Osama bin Laden's courier was found to be in contact with members of Harakat ul Mujahedin (HUM), a terrorist organization long backed by Pakistan's spy agency. Leaked Guantanamo files provide more details about the relationship between HUM and al Qaeda.


DC district court denies former Taliban governor's habeas petition

Khirullah-Said-Wali-Khairkhwa.jpgIn a decision released on Thursday, a DC district court denied Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The court cited Khairkhwa's clandestine meetings with Iranian officials, among other evidence.


Cellphone Offers Clues of Bin Laden's Pakistan Ties




Obama announces rapid drawdown of surge forces from Afghanistan

Ten thousand troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year, and an additional 23,000 troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of the summer of 2012.


ISAF captures 'foreign fighter' facilitator in southeastern Afghanistan

"The facilitator assisted in the transfer of Uzbeks and Farsi speaking foreign fighters from Pakistan into Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban," ISAF reported.


The End of AfPak




Former comrade-in-arms warns that al-Qaeda's new leader bears grudge against US, Egypt


 
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