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Pakistani Taliban commander killed during fighting in North Waziristan

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said that Mohammad Hassan recently was freed from a prison in Afghanistan before rejoining the fight in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Al Qaeda leader released from Iranian custody reported killed

Abu Amru al Masri was previously described as a "mid-level commander," in one of Osama bin Laden's documents that was dated June 11, 2009.


The military claimed it killed 23 Taliban fighters in airstrikes in North Waziristan. The Interior Ministry warned the government of Sindh province that jihadists may target officials and buildings in suicide attacks. Police seized more than 500 pounds of explosives in Quetta.




The military claimed it killed 11 Taliban fighters in North Waziristan and another 23 in Khyber; three soldiers were also killed. Police killed seven "militants" in Karachi. Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) claimed that Pakistani Navy officers were involved in the failed attempt to hijack a Pakistani warship and launch missiles at US Navy vessels in the Indian Ocean.




AQIS claims plot to strike US warships was executed by Pakistani Navy officers

The spokesman for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent said that all of those who participated in the attempted hijacking of the PNS Zulfiqar were active duty naval officers.


Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India




Al Qaeda operations chief, propagandist reported killed in airstrikes

Influential jihadists said that Sufyan al Maghribi, a Moroccan who served as al Qaeda's military chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Umar al Talib, a propagandist who narrated videos for As Sahab, have been killed in airstrikes.


The military claimed it killed 15 Taliban fighters in airstrikes in North Waziristan. A tribal policeman was killed as "armed men" attacked a polio vaccination team in the Pishin district in Balochistan. The military said that the Taliban's ability to conduct attacks has been degraded.




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."


Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent claims 2 attacks in Pakistan

AQIS has claimed two attacks in Pakistan. On Sept. 2, the group assassinated a Pakistani officer. An AQIS spokesman claims that the group attempted to take over a docked Pakistani ship on Sept. 6 and fire missiles at American warships.


Jamaat-ul-Ahrar celebrates 9/11 attack




Al Qaeda's shadowy new 'emir' in South Asia handed tough job




Iran says Afghan, Pakistani Islamic State volunteers arrested




After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia




The Islamic State's global reach




Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent incorporates regional jihadist groups

Usama Mahmoud, AQIS's spokesman, openly stated that the group "was formed by the gathering of several jihadi groups that have a long history in jihad and fighting."


Indian states on alert after al Qaeda announces local wing




Al Qaeda opens branch in the 'Indian Subcontinent'

Ayman al Zawahiri announced the establishment of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. The group is led by a former Taliban leader known as Asim Umar.


Pakistani military claims 910 'terrorists,' 82 soldiers killed in North Waziristan operation

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar's spokesman described the military press release and subsequent reporting in the Pakistani media as "nothing but complete lies," and claimed that jihadists had moved out of the area long before the operation began.


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.