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US drones strike in jihadist stronghold in North Waziristan

The Pakistani military claimed it "cleared" the Datta Khel area in September 2014 as part of operation Zarb-e-Azb. The US has launched seven drone strikes in Datta Khel since then.


Pakistani Taliban assaults military high school in Peshawar

More than 100 high school students are said to have been killed as Taliban fighters fanned out and killed everyone in their path.


Al Qaeda commander reported killed in drone strike in Pakistan

The ongoing targeting of al Qaeda commanders in Pakistan's tribal areas refutes past claims by US officials that al Qaeda is "decimated" and that only two relevant leaders remain.


Pakistani army kills senior al Qaeda commander tasked with attacking the West

Pakistan claimed it killed Adnan Shukrijumah in a raid in South Waziristan. Shukrijumah, who was wanted by the US, was al Qaeda's operations chief for North America.


US airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan target Pakistani Taliban

Mullah Fazlullah, the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was the target of one of the three recent strikes in Nangarhar province.


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.


AQIS announces death of 2 senior leaders in US operation

Adil Qudoos was a former major in the Pakistani Army; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, planner of the 9/11 attacks, was arrested at Qudoos' home in 2003. The second jihadist leader, Dr. Sarbaland, served as a surgeon and senior propagandist for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.


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.


Taliban splinter group releases photos of suicide bomber who attacked Pakistani border crossing

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar announced that a fighter known as Hanifullah executed the deadly suicide attack on Nov. 2 at the Wagah border crossing.


'Foreign militants' reported killed in latest US drone strike in Pakistan

Eight of the 18 US drone strikes in Pakistan since June 11 have occurred in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, which is a known hub for al Qaeda.


Suicide bomber strikes in Pakistan at border crossing with India

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a recently formed splinter group of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, and Jundallah both claimed credit for the suicide attack in Wagah that killed more than 50 people.


Arab, Haqqani Network commanders reported killed in latest drone strike in South Waziristan

Reports surfaced that an al Qaeda commander known as "Adil" was killed in the eighth recorded drone strike in Pakistan this year.


Taliban control 3 districts in Afghan provinces of Wardak and Kunduz

One of the districts was the location of the shoot down of a US helicopter that resulted in the deaths of 31 special operations personnel, including 17 US Navy SEALs, in 2011.


US State Department adds Pakistani Taliban leader to list of global terrorists

Khan Said, who is also known as Sajna Mehsud, "stated his continued commitment to terrorist activity" after parting with the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan earlier this year, the State Department said.


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.


US drone strike kills veteran jihadist turned senior AQIS official

Sheikh Imran Ali Siddiqi, a senior official in al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), was killed in a US drone strike earlier this month. After 9/11, Imran founded Harkat-ul-Mujahideen al-Almi (HUMA), an al Qaeda-linked group thought to be responsible for an attack on the US Consulate in Karachi and other Western interests.


Al Qaeda external operations leader reported killed

Ahmed Abdulrahman Sihab Ahmed Sihab, who is also known as Abdulrahman al Sharqi, is a senior leader in the al Qaeda council assigned to attack the West and a specially designated global terrorist. Jihadists on Twitter have reported that he was killed, but his death has not been confirmed.


AQIS leader, 'good' Taliban commander killed in 2 US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas

Sheikh Imran Ali Siddiqi, a senior al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent leader, and Muhammad Mustafa, a Taliban commander loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadar, were reported killed in the strikes in Khyber and North Waziristan.


US drones strike al Qaeda hub in Pakistan's tribal areas

The US has launched five strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas in five days, indicating that the hunt is on for a senior al Qaeda or allied jihadist leader or operative.


US launches another 2 drone strikes in North Waziristan

The strike in the Shawal Valley is the third attack in the jihadist haven in the past three days.
 
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