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Pakistan falsely claims it takes 'immediate action' against terror groups listed by the UN

Although numerous news outlets have reported that the Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa have been banned in Pakistan, no official announcement of the group's status from the government or Ministry of Interior has been released.


Analysis: Reported ban of Haqqani Network unlikely to end Pakistan's support of group

Groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba have previously been banned in Pakistan, but continue to receive the support of the military and intelligence establishment.


4 Gitmo detainees transferred to Afghanistan are veteran insurgents, files allege

On Dec. 20, the Defense Department announced the transfer of four Afghans to their home country. Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) deemed all four to be "high" risks to the US, its interests and allies. All four are veteran insurgents, according to JTF-GTMO.


Pakistan condemns drone strike that targeted 'good Taliban' and foreign fighters

Members of the Haqqani Network, the Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group, and "Uzbeks" are reported to have been killed in an attack in the Shawal Valley.


Haqqani Network launched suicide attack at soccer game, Afghan intel claims

The accusation is made as the US has extended the combat mission in Afghanistan for one year.


US launches drone strike in North Waziristan

Nine of the 19 drone strikes in Pakistan this year have occurred in the jihadist hub of Datta Khel in North Waziristan.


Senior al Qaeda leader reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

Abu Bara al Kuwaiti is a member of al Qaeda's General Command and was mentored by Atiyah Allah. The US killed Abu Bara in Nangarhar province, yet another indicator that al Qaeda is not confined to Kunar and Nuristan.


2 al Qaeda commanders reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

The pair of al Qaeda commanders are said to be members of the Badr Mansoor Group, which was described in one of Osama bin Laden's documents as an al Qaeda "company."


US adds Taliban hawala, owner, and commander to terrorist list

The Treasury designation added the Pakistan-based Basir Zarjmil Hawala and its owner Haji Abdul Basir, along with a Taliban commander known as Qari Rahmat to the US government's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.


Pakistan's ban of LWJ enters 3rd year

The Pakistani government has blocked The Long War Journal website from being accessed inside Pakistan. The censorship began sometime in July 2012, and continues to this day.


US launches another drone strike in North Waziristan

The strike is the second in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the past week.


Pakistani military kills local Taliban leader, captures al Qaeda bomb expert

The military said the Taliban commander is known as "Commander Umer" but did not name the al Qaeda explosives expert.


Pakistan launches 'comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists' in North Waziristan

Operation Zarb-e-Azb appears to be aimed at the "bad Taliban" and foreign terror groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. It is unlikely the Haqqani Network or the Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group will be targeted.


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo

The five Taliban commanders exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl were all deemed "high" risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. All of them were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. Two of them have been wanted for war crimes by the UN.


ISAF raids against al Qaeda and allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Mapping special operations forces raids against al Qaeda and allied groups in Afghanistan shows that al Qaeda's network has remained active in Afghanistan up until ISAF ceased issuing press releases on its targeting in June 2013.


Taliban claim suicide assault on Jalalabad police HQ

The Taliban suicide assault team stormed a police headquarters and killed the district chief and nine policemen while fighting off Afghan forces for six hours.


US adds 3 senior Haqqani Network leaders to terrorism list

Two of the Haqqani Network leaders have close ties to al Qaeda; one of them has traveled to Saudi Arabia to fundraise as recently as late 2013. The other is a member of the Miramshah Shura and coordinates operations with the Taliban.


Uzbeks, Germans reported killed in Pakistan airstrikes

Unconfirmed reports indicate that 33 Uzbeks and three Germans are among those killed in Pakistani airstrikes in North Waziristan.


Pakistan launches airstrikes in North Waziristan after Taliban suicide attacks

Adnan Rasheed, the emir of the Ansar al Aseer Khorasan, appears to have been one of the targets of the airstrikes in the Mir Ali and Datta Khel areas of North Waziristan. Tribesmen claimed the Pakistani Air Force launched indiscriminate attacks on villages.


Afghan, US forces target Haqqani-linked Taliban leader in Parwan

Qari Nazar Gul, the deputy shadow governor for Parwan province, is linked to the Haqqani Network and "transports weapons, fighters and suicide bombers" into Parwan and Kabul. Ten Taliban fighters, a US Special Forces soldier, and two civilians were killed during the raid.
 
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