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Senior IMU leader captured by ISAF in 2011 now leads fight in northern Afghanistan

In 2011, ISAF captured Qari Bilal, who was serving as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's top leader in Afghanistan. He was subsequently released by the Afghan government, and is now commanding more than 300 jihadist fighters in Kunduz.


Quetta airbase attacks carried out by Pakistani Taliban, IMU

The spokesman for Omar Khalid Khorasani, the leader of the Taliban in Mohmand, said the Quetta airbase attacks were executed with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


US drones strike in North Waziristan, kill 6 'militants'

The strike is the second in the village of Darga Mandi in the past week, and just the third in Pakistan this year.


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.


US launches 2 drone strikes in Pakistan, breaks 6-month lull

Four Uzbeks, two members of the Punjabi Taliban, and 10 "miitants" are said to have been killed in the pair of strikes.


IMU involved in suicide assault on Karachi airport

Both the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan have claimed the attack on Jinnah International Airport.


Pakistani Taliban launch assault on Karachi airport

The movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said the assault on the airport was launched to avenge the death of Hakeemullah Mehsud, its former emir.


Uzbek jihadist group releases footage from Syrian training camp

The Imam Bukhari Jamaat, which fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front and Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar, touted its training camp, which is thought to be located near Aleppo.


Uzbek commands group within the Al Nusrah Front

Abu Hussein, the emir of the Seyfuddin Uzbek Jamaat, is thought to have "scores of fighters from Uzbekistan and neighboring countries in Central Asia," a US intelligence official told The Long War Journal.


Treasury Department identifies another Iran-based facilitator for al Qaeda

The Treasury Department confirmed today that the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based network, known as Yasin al Suri, is operational once again. Treasury also designated an additional "associate" of al Suri's.


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.


IMU claims suicide attack against US forces in Afghanistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan remains active against Coalition forces in northern Afghanistan.


Taliban ambush policemen in northern Afghan province

The Taliban ambushed Afghan forces just after the military ended what it claimed was a successful operation to clear the Wardoj district in Badakhshan. More that 20 Afghan policemen are reported to have been killed and an additional 24 are missing.


Pakistani Taliban assault prison, free hundreds of inmates

At least 30 "hardcore militants" have been freed in a complex suicide assault on a prison in Dera Ismail Khan. The attack was likely carried out by the Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's newly-formed Ansar al Aseer.


Turkistan Islamic Party trains women for jihad

TIP-female-camp.jpgA video has emerged showing the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group training five burka-clad women on pistols, assault and sniper rifles, machine guns, and grenade launchers.


Lashkar-e-Jhangvi launches suicide assault at hospital in Quetta

A female suicide bomber killed female college students on a bus, then a suicide assault team struck a hospital where the wounded were taken.


Suicide bomber kills 10 Afghan students, 2 US soldiers

The suicide bomber targeted a US and Afghan Local Police patrol as it passed by a high school in Paktia province. The US has stepped up raids against the Haqqani Network in Paktia.


IMU, Taliban launched joint suicide assault in Panjshir

IMU-Panjshir-2013-suicide-bombers.jpgThe Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claimed the attack under the banner of the Taliban's spring offensive and said that it "is continuing its jihadi activities in the Khorasan region."


Taliban suicide bomber assassinates senior politician in Afghan north

The head of the provincial council in Baghlan province and 13 others were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber who was dressed as a policeman.


ISAF targets al Qaeda facilitator in eastern Afghanistan

The International Security Assistance Force has balked at mentioning al Qaeda in press releases since the end of January.
 
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