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Pakistani al Qaeda 'facilitator' killed in Kunar airstrike

Abdul Rauf and two other "insurgents" were killed in an airstrike in in the Marawarah district on Sept. 23. Rauf moved "foreign fighters" and built IEDs.


2 al Qaeda leaders reported killed in Mir Ali drone strike

Abu Kasha al Iraqi and Fateh al Turki are rumored to have been killed in the Sept. 24 strike in Mir Ali. The report has not been confirmed.


Taliban release video of planning for Camp Bastion assault

Camp-Bastion-Taliban-Map.jpgThe video clip shows a map on a whiteboard that details the location of the security perimeter, aircraft, hangars, and other buildings. Al Qaeda and the Mullah Dadullah Front were likely involved in the assault that destroyed six USMC Harriers.


US drone strike kills 5 'militants' in Mir Ali

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the second in three days, and took place in an area known to host a variety of South Asian terror groups.


US drones kill 3 'militants' in Datta Khel

The strike is the first in Pakistan in three weeks. Datta Khel is a known hub for al Qaeda as well as the Taliban and the Haqqani Network.


Al Qaeda's plan for Libya highlighted in congressional report

A report published by the federal research division of the Library of Congress highlights al Qaeda's clandestine strategy for Libya. Working under orders from senior al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan, al Qaeda operatives in Libya are in the final stages of creating a fully operational network.


'Foreign militants' still present in Ghazni

Afghan officials and civilians said that "Pakistanis, Chechens, and Arabs" continue to operate in the southeastern Afghan province, just days after al Qaeda released a video of operations in the province.


IMU's leader for Kunduz captured during raid

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader directed the group's operations in the northern Afghan province, and provided training and direction for IED attacks against Coalition and Afghan forces.


Female suicide bomber from Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin strikes in Kabul

Eight foreigner workers, including Russians and South Africans, and four Afghan civilians, were killed in the blast near Kabul International Airport.


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.