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Jaamat-ul-Ahrar is 'separate from the TTP leadership,' spokesman says




Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar forms in northwestern Pakistan

The new group includes Taliban factions from the tribal agencies of Mohmand, Bajaur, Khyber, and Arakzai, and the districts of Charsadda, Peshawar, and Swat.


US strikes in Syria against Islamic State would be hindered by intelligence gaps




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 fires 5,000 missiles on Afghan borders over past year




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.


Afghan government negotiating with the Taliban in Sangin




Fedayeen-i-Islam claims suicide assaults on Pakistani airbases

Fourteen members of the Fedayeen-i-Islam were killed during the latest assault on a Pakistani airbase.


Harakat-ul-Mujahideen 'operates terrorist training camps in eastern Afghanistan'

The jihadist group, which is tolerated by the Pakistani state and whose leader lives openly in Islamabad, is currently running training camps in eastern Afghanistan, the US State Department said.


US drone strike kills 5 'militants,' including foreigners in North Waziristan

The attack is the fourth by the US in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan since July 6; at least three al Qaeda leaders are thought to have been killed in one of the strikes.


Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani is thought to be Abdullah al Punjabi, one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders to openly defect from the global jihadist group and join the Islamic State.


Baloch jihadist group in southern Afghanistan announces death of commander

Junood al Fida, a jihadist group from Baluchistan, Pakistan that fights in Afghanistan, swore allegiance to the Taliban and called Ayman al Zawahiri its emir in July.


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.


The government will put the Army in charge of security for the capital for three months. The Taliban killed two soldiers in North Waziristan and Security forces killed five Taliban fighters in Aurakazi.




Wary Pakistan puts military in charge of capital's security




Pakistani officials, Taliban deny Adnan Rasheed was captured

Pakistani officials have said there was a "mix-up" and an al Qaeda explosives expert, and not Rasheed, was captured during a raid two weeks ago in South Waziristan.


The military claimed it killed 20 "militants," including foreign fighters, during airstrikes in Shawal in North Waziristan. A senior Pakistani military claimed that the government is targeting all Taliban groups, "irrespective of their nationality, ethnicity or group affiliation".




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Pakistani elders forbid fleeing women from collecting food aid




The Pakistani military claimed it killed 28 foreign and local "militants" in airstrikes in the Shawal Valley in North Waziristan. Locals said that "nine women, six children and two civilian men" were killed in the airstrikes. The US is thought to have killed six al Qaeda operatives in the July 10 drone strike in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.