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'Key al Qaeda paramilitary commander' killed in recent drone strike in Pakistan

Sheikh Yasin Al Kuwaiti, who was killed in a US drone strike on Jan. 8, was a "key al Qaeda paramilitary commander" who was "very high up the food chain," a US intelligence official who tracks the terror group in Pakistan's tribal areas told The Long War Journal.


US drones launch 2 strikes in North Waziristan

Two compounds were hit in the Mir Ali area. The US has now launched six strikes in Pakistan so far this year.


US drones strike again in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgA Taliban commander loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadar was the target of the strike; 17 people, including a Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan commander who directed suicide operations, are reported to have been killed.


Taliban promise 'sacred jihad' if US forces remain in Afghanistan past 2014

The Afghan Taliban said they reject any security agreement that allows "even a single American soldier" to remain in country. "War and destruction will continue in the region" if US forces stay in Afghanistan after 2014.


Taliban name Mullah Nazir's replacement

Bahwal Khan, the new emir of the Mullah Nazir group, maintains close ties to al Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, and a host of terrorist groups, US intelligence officials told The Long War Journal. Additionally, the US intelligence officials denied that the Pakistani government or military aided in the killing of Nazir.


'Good Taliban' leader Mullah Nazir killed in US drone strike

Nazir, who has professed his alligiance to al Qaeda, was killed along with several deputies in one of three strikes in North and South Waziristan over the past 24 hours. A separate strike killed Faisal Khan, a Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan commander, and two Uzbeks.


US drone strike kills 5 'militants' in South Waziristan

The remotely piloted Predators or Reapers fired four missiles at a compound in Mullah Nazir's territory. The strike is the first in 2013.


ISAF kills 'several' al Qaeda-linked fighters in Kunar raid

The northeastern Afghan province remains a stronghold for al Qaeda despite the surge in US forces. The US conducted 67 raids against al Qaeda and allied groups in Afghanistan in 2012.


Taliban execute 21 Pakistani policemen in Peshawar

Since June 2011, the Taliban have conducted three mass executions of Pakistani security personnel.


Pakistani Taliban release video refuting rumors of leadership rift

hakeemullah-waliur-rahman-Dec2012.jpgThe Pakistani Taliban leaders are seen sitting side by side. Hakeemullah Mehsud also said the Taliban are "willing to get our heads cut off for al Qaeda."


US drones strike in Pakistan's Shawal Valley

More than one-fifth of the drone strikes in Pakistan this year have taken place in the remote valley in North Waziristan.


Taliban suicide bomber attacks US base in Khost

An Afghan policeman and two civilians were killed in a blast outside of Forward Operating Base Chapman, which is known to host CIA operations.


Taliban suicide bomber kills Pakistani provincial minister

Bashir Ahmed Bilour, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was killed along with eight other people in today's attack in Peshawar.


Pakistani Taliban commander killed in bombing in Wana

Maulvi Abbas Wazir, a commander in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan in the Wana area, was killed in a blast at his office yesterday. The attack is thought to be linked to an assassination attempt against Mullah Nazir late last month.


'Foreigners' reported killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

predator-uav.jpgThe unmanned Predators or Reapers destroyed a compound in the Mir Ali area, which is known to host top al Qaeda and other jihadist leaders and operatives.


US drone strike kills another al Qaeda commander in North Waziristan

Mohammad Ahmed al Mansoor, a midlevel Pakistani al Qaeda commander, is reported to have been killed in the attack. He is the fourth mid-to-senior-level al Qaeda leader reported killed since the US stepped up strikes since the end of November.


Al Qaeda religious leader thought killed in US drone strike

Khalid-bin-Abdul-Rahman-al-Husainan.jpgKhalid bin Abdul Rahman al Husainan, a senior religious scholar for al Qaeda who is also known as a Abu Zeid al Kuwaiti, is believed to have been killed in a recent drone strike in Pakistan.


US drones kill 3 'militants' in North Waziristan strikes

predator-uav.jpgThe drones hit a compound near Mir Ali, an area known to shelter al Qaeda's military and external operations councils, as well as a host of regional terror groups.


Pakistani Taliban group denies targeting Mullah Nazir in suicide attack

The top spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan denied his group was involved in the assassination attempt that targeted Mullah Nazir, an al Qaeda-linked Taliban leader in South Waziristan.


ISAF kills IMU/Taliban district commander in Afghan north

Shukrullah "was the senior IMU/Taliban leader in the Almar district of Faryab province" and the "other two individuals killed with him were known Taliban insurgents."