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6 Harrier jets destroyed, 2 damaged in Taliban assault on Camp Bastion

AV-8B-Harriers-Afghanistan.jpgThe loss of the strike aircraft will impact military operations in the south. The members of the suicide assault team wore US Army uniforms and "appeared to be well equipped, trained and rehearsed," ISAF said.


Al Qaeda 'weapons expert' killed in eastern Afghanistan

Taqwa, an Afghan national, directed attacks and funneled IEDs and weapons to insurgents in Paktika province. ISAF has conducted at least 19 raids against al Qaeda's network in Afghanistan since the end of May.


ISAF kills 2 Taliban commanders linked to 'foreign insurgents'

One of the commanders had planned an August 2008 ambush in Kabul province that resulted in the deaths of 10 French soldiers.


Taliban call Haqqani Network a 'conjured entity'

In a statement released on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban claimed the Haqqani Network was created by the US as part of "its satanic plot" to divide the group.


US adds Haqqani Network to list of terror groups

After pressure from Congress, the State Department finally added the group, which has links to the Taliban, al Qaeda, and the Pakistani military and intelligence services, to the US list of foreign terror organizations.


Analysis: The Taliban's 'momentum' has not been broken

President Obama claims that the Taliban's "momentum" has been broken in Afghanistan. Other officials have made similar claims. The Long War Journal has examined several sources that measure the insurgency's capacity for violence and finds that the Taliban's momentum has not been broken. The overall level of violence in Afghanistan today remains worse than prior to the surge.


Al Qaeda operative killed in Kunar airstrike

Abu Saif, a Pakistani national, served as a cross-border facilitator and a conduit between senior al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and was involved in media operations. Two other Pakistanis and a Saudi were also killed.


Taliban release video of beheaded Pakistani soldiers

TTP-beheading-video-Bajaur-082012.jpg"Mujahideen slit the throats of 11 army-men in light of Shariah Law," the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's spokesman said.


Senior al Qaeda leader, facilitator killed in airstrike in Kunar

Abu Walid, also known as Amru Mastur al Ghamrawi, was one of two al Qaeda leaders who were killed in an airstrike in the Watahpur district in Kunar on Aug 3. ISAF launched two airstrikes in Watahpur on Aug. 3.


6 killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan

The strike took place in an area under the control of Taliban leader Hafiz Gul Bahadar, and is the first in a week.


Afghan intelligence thwarts terror plots in Kabul, Logar, and Parwan

Explosives_tank_NDS.jpg Intelligence operatives disrupted four terror plots in the past two days and captured nine suspected Taliban insurgents along with homemade explosives believed to have been smuggled into Kabul from Pakistan.


US adds 8 Lashkar-e-Taiba members to terrorism list

The US Treasury Department designated eight Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leaders today, including the point man for the November 2008 attack on Mumbai. Also designated was the son of LeT chieftain Hafiz Saeed.


Pakistani Taliban 'chopped off the heads' of 7 Pakistani soldiers in South Waziristan

Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said the Pakistani soldiers were beheaded "as Shariah directs them to do with enemies of Islam."


Dangerous Pakistani Taliban commander thought killed

Commander Tariq Afridi, the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's operations in Khyber, as well as in regions in Arakzai, Peshawar, Kohat, and Hangu, is said to have been murdered by a relative.


Badruddin Haqqani 'is alive and healthy,' Taliban spokesman says

Badruddin-Haqqani.jpgZabihullah Mujahid denied reports that claimed Badruddin was killed in a drone strike, and said he "is in the country and he is occupied with his operational responsibilities." Afghan intelligence claims he is dead.


Badruddin Haqqani rumored killed in US drone strike

The senior Haqqani Network commander is thought to have been killed in one of five drone strikes this week. His death has not been confirmed.


Kashmiri jihadist commander killed in North Waziristan drone strike

Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the former emir of the Jamaat-e-Islami, spoke at a funeral service for Engineer Ahsan Aziz, who was killed on Aug. 18. Syed Salahuddin, the emir of the Hizbul Mujahideen, was also in attendance.


US drones strike again in North Waziristan's Shawal Valley

Seven out of the last 10 drone strikes have taken place in the Shawal Valley, which is administered by "good Taliban" commander Hafiz Gul Bahadar.


Lashkar-e-Jhangvi publishes beheading video

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi-beheads-shia.jpgA jihadist said that the Pakistani terror group is closely allied to the Taliban and al Qaeda under the guise of the "Omar Brigade."


Al Qaeda releases biography of slain senior leader

Al Qaeda has released a biography of Atiyah Abd al Rahman, a senior al Qaeda operative who served as Osama bin Laden's chief-of-staff. Rahman "engineered" the December 2009 terrorist attack on Combat Outpost Chapman that killed seven CIA officials and a Jordanian intelligence officer.