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Trial of jihadist cleric expected to highlight ex-Guantanamo detainee's al Qaeda role

Feroz Ali Abbasi was once held at Guantanamo and US officials have accused him of agreeing to take part in al Qaeda's attacks against the West. He was transferred to Britain in 2005, but his story is a key part of the case against Abu Hamza al Masri, whose trial began this week in New York.


Former Guantanamo detainee killed while leading jihadist group in Syria

Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being freed, has been killed while leading Sham al Islam in Latakia. Bin Shakaran had run a recruiting network for Abu Musab al Zarqawi after being released by the US.


Review board rules against Guantanamo detainee

Earlier this month, a review board responsible for evaluating the status of Guantanamo detainees determined that a Yemeni held in Cuba since early 2002 should remain in custody. According to a leaked threat assessment, the detainee was slated to be a hijacker on 9/11 before al Qaeda canceled his part of the operation.


Ahrar-ul-Hind suicide assault team attacks courthouse in Islamabad

The jihadist splinter group has vowed to continue attacks in Pakistan regardless of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's negotiations with the government.


Pakistani Taliban announce ceasefire with government

The announcement took place the same day that 11 tribal policemen and civilians were killed in attack that targeted a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's northwest.


Senior Taliban commander gunned down in North Waziristan

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a senior leader who was appointed interim emir for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan after Hakeemullah's death, has been gunned down in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.


Pakistani Air Force strikes at 'militants' in North Waziristan, Khyber

Military officials claimed that more than 60 "militants," including Uzbeks, Turkmen, and Tajiks, were killed in a series of airstrikes in the Taliban-controlled tribal agencies of North Waziristan and Khyber.


Taliban claim the execution of 23 Pakistani Frontier Corps troops

Omar Khalid al Khurasani, the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's emir for the Mohmand tribal agency, said the troops were killed in retaliation for the targeting and execution of jihadists in Pakistan.


Pakistani jihadists form Ahrar-ul-Hind, vow to continue attacks

The new group is an offshoot of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and other jihadist groups. Its spokesman said Ahrar-ul-Hind is based in Pakistan's "urban areas" and would conduct attacks in Pakistan's cities despite the outcome of peace talks.


State designates leader of Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi as global terrorist

Malik Ishaq leads the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an al Qaeda-linked group that has conducted numerous suicide attacks in Pakistan and has targeted Americans.


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.


Turkish authorities arrest ex-Gitmo detainee in raids against al Qaeda cells

An ex-Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Sen, was arrested in Turkey on Jan. 14. Sen is accused of being an important al Qaeda facilitator and leader.


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.


US drones kill 4 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

In the first strike recorded in Pakistan in a month, the US yet again struck at a target in an area administered by the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


Pakistani military, Taliban clash in North Waziristan after suicide attack

The Pakistani military claimed it killed 33 "militants" in the Mir Ali area, while the Taliban and Ansar al Aseer claimed the military launched reprisal attacks on civilians after a suicide bomber killed five soldiers.


Taliban eulogize Qari Hussain, chief of suicide and international operations

Qari-Hussain-martyr-tape-2.pngQari Hussain is thought to have been been killed in a US drone strike in January 2012. He served as the Taliban's "teacher of suicide bombers" and was involved in the Times Square plot and the suicide attack on the CIA in Afghanistan.


2 Guantanamo detainees transferred to Saudi Arabia

Both detainees were approved for transfer "subject to appropriate security measures" by President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force. Previously, Joint Task Force Guantanamo deemed both detainees "high" risks to the US and its allies and recommended that they be retained in US custody.


Ansarul Mujahideen kills 4 Pakistani troops in North Waziristan

The Pakistani terror group has carried out suicide and IED attacks in response to drone strikes that have killed the emirs of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and the Mullah Nazir Group, as well as a top Haqqani Network leader and members of the Turkistan Islamic Party.


US drones strike in Pakistan, kill 3 'militants'

An unnamed Punjabi jihadist is reported to have been killed in a strike in the Miramshah area, which is administered by the Haqqani Network.
 
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