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Pakistan falsely claims it takes 'immediate action' against terror groups listed by the UN

Although numerous news outlets have reported that the Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa have been banned in Pakistan, no official announcement of the group's status from the government or Ministry of Interior has been released.


Ex-Gitmo detainee leads contingent of Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan

Mullah Raouf Khadim, an ex-Guantanamo detainee, leads a contingent of fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Helmand, Afghanistan. Raouf and another top Taliban commander were previously forced out of their positions in the Taliban's hierarchy. According to a leaked threat assessment, the jihadist had ties to at least two members of the so-called "Taliban Five."


Analysis: Reported ban of Haqqani Network unlikely to end Pakistan's support of group

Groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba have previously been banned in Pakistan, but continue to receive the support of the military and intelligence establishment.


US drones kill 2 'Uzbeks' in South Waziristan

Seven "militants" are reported to have been killed in a strike on a compound in an area administered by Sajna Mehsud.


Pakistani Taliban splinter group again pledges allegiance to Islamic State

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group released a nearly 17-minute video again pledging its allegiance to the Islamic State. The group primarily consists of low to mid-level former Pakistani Taliban officials from Khyber, Arakzai, Bajaur, Hangu, and Dir in Pakistan, and from Kunar, Logar, and Nangarhar in Afghanistan.


US adds Mullah Fazlullah to list of global terrorists

Fazlullah has presided over the fracturing of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which remains a dangerous terrorist group.


The Islamic State's curious cover story

The cover story of the Islamic State's recently released issue of Dabiq, an English-language magazine, is written by an alleged al Qaeda defector known as Abu Jarir ash-Shamali. The group has been trying to win over al Qaeda's and the Taliban's supporters, but Shamali's piece criticizes Osama bin Laden's jihadist legacy and the Taliban. Shamali also provides new details about how al Qaeda is currently structured.


US drones hit 'good Taliban' commander's compound in North Waziristan

The Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group was the target of the attack, and a "high-value target" is reported to have been killed.


Analysis: Osama bin Laden's documents pertaining to Abu Anas al Libi should be released

A top al Qaeda operative known as Abu Anas al Libi has died in US custody while awaiting trial. Several documents recovered in Osama bin Laden's compound discuss al Libi after he was released from Iranian custody in 2010. These files should be released to the public.


US targets emir of Punjabi Taliban in pair of drone strikes in North Waziristan

Asmatullah Muawiya is said to have been targeted in one of the two strikes that took place today in Shawal area of North Waziristan in Pakistan.


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.
 
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