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US drone strike kills 5 'militants' in North Waziristan

The strike is the fourth in Pakistan in five days; all took place in North Waziristan in areas under the control of Hafiz Gul Bahadar.


ISAF kills Taliban district governor, 'dozens' of fighters in Kunar airstrikes

The Taliban reportedly gathered in Chapah Darah district to conduct a public execution when they were targeted in an airstrike. A second strike in Watahpur, a known haven for al Qaeda and the Lashkar-e-Taiba, killed "many" insurgents, including foreigners.


8 more 'militants' killed in pair of drone strikes in North Waziristan

The Predators and Reapers struck a vehicle in the Shawal Valley, and then followed up and hit the recovery operations. There have been three drone strikes in Shawal in the past 24 hours.


US drones kill 6 'militants' in Pakistan's Shawal Valley

predator-uav.jpgThe Shawal Valley has been the focus of recent drone strikes in Pakistan. The strikes in Pakistan have been on the decline the past three months; the US has launched only eight since June 4.


ISAF kills senior IMU leader, 'multiple insurgents' in airstrike

Mullah Anwar served as the IMU's leader in the Burkah district in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, and was responsible for the assassination of a district governor and a member of the Afghan High Peace Council in Takhar.


Suicide assault team attacks Pakistani airbase in Punjab

Six Taliban fighters and two Pakistanis were killed during the fighting at an airbase that is thought to be related to Pakistan's nuclear weapons program. The Taliban claimed credit for the attack.


Omani jihadist participated in Haqqani Network raid on FOB Salerno

Ayman-bin-Saeed-2.jpgThe Haqqani Network suicide assault on a major US base in Khost was promoted by the Taliban on their propaganda website.


Toulouse shooter's al Qaeda ties played down by officials

Merah.jpgNewly released intelligence files on Mohamed Merah indicate he had been identified as a dangerous Islamist for well over a year before he killed seven people. And an audiotape suggests he trained for jihad in Pakistan and was working for al Qaeda in France.


Afghan intelligence thwarts complex assault plot in Kabul; Pakistani suspect, 4 others arrested

August 1 Xinhua.jpg NDS officials arrested a heavily armed Haqqani Network cell in Kabul that was planning to attack the Afghan Parliament, the Afghan Presidential Palace, and the Afghan Second-Vice President. It is the second such raid in Kabul since August 1.


Al Qaeda calls on jihadists to attack NATO supplies, 'secure the back' of the Afghan Taliban

Ustad Ahmad Farooq, al Qaeda's spokesman for Pakistan, said that jihadists must "pay special attention to targeting American and NATO supply lines" in order to help their "Afghan brothers."


Taliban suicide bombers kill 3 ISAF troops in Kunar

The pair of suicide bombers hit Western soldiers as they were going to a meeting of the provincial council.


US adds Saudi al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan to terror list

Mansur al Harbi runs an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, and helps foreign fighters enter the country. He has close ties to top al Qaeda leaders, including Saif al Adel.


Al Qaeda emir for Kunar, deputy, and facilitator killed in airstrikes

Mufti Assad, the emir for Kunar, and his deputy, Yusuf, were killed in the Aug. 3 airstrike in the Watahpur district. Both al Qaeda leaders were Pakistani citizens. Fatah Gul, an al Qaeda facilitator who ran training camps, was killed in a separate strike.


IMU announces death of emir, names new leader

usman_adil.jpgThe al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan has announced the death of its emir, Abu Usman Adil, in a drone strike in Pakistan in April, and named Usman Ghazi to replace him. Adil was responsible for ramping up the IMU's activities in Afghanistan.


6 Uzbeks killed in North Waziristan drone strike

The strike took place in Mir Ali, a known terrorist haven where the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and the Islamic Jihad Group, an IMU splinter group, are based.


Special operations forces target al Qaeda-linked leader in Nuristan

Kanjar, an insurgent leader affiliated with both the Taliban and al Qaeda, was killed during a raid in the Waygal district.


Taliban release video of Haqqani Network suicide assault on FOB Salerno

Haqqani-suicide-bomber-Salerno-06012012.jpgThe video, released on Voice of Jihad, shows the suicide bombing at the outer wall, and Haqqani Network fighters entering the base.


Taliban attack rival militias in Pakistan

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed credit for both a suicide attack in Hangu and a bombing in Upper Dir that targeted anti-Taliban militias.


Taliban suicide assault team strikes police station in Bannu

The Taliban claimed credit for the attack, which is the third against Pakistani security forces in a week.


Bin Laden loyalist transferred from Guantanamo to Sudan

Ibrahim-Ahmed-Mahmoud-al-Qosi.jpgIbrahim al Qosi served Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda for years in a variety of capacities. Leaked and declassified files portray him as an experienced combat veteran who fought in Chechnya and Afghanistan. As a courier, he may have delivered money to the operatives who attempted to kill Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in 1995.