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Al Qaeda commander thought killed in South Waziristan drone strike

predator-uav.jpgAbdul Rehman al Zaman Yemeni, a mid-level leader, is reported to have been killed in today's attack. Sheikh Abdul Bari, another mid-level al Qaeda commander, is thought to have been killed in another strike in the same town on Nov. 29.


Boko Haram emir praises al Qaeda

Abubakar-Shekau.jpgAbubakar Shekau said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.


Al Qaeda-linked South Waziristan Taliban commander wounded in suicide attack

Mullah Nazir was wounded in a blast at a market in Wana that killed six people and wounded 12 more. No group has claimed credit for the attack.


US drones kill 3 'militants' in 1st strike in Pakistan in more than a month

The strike ends a 36-day-long pause in attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. The pause is the second longest since the program was ramped up in 2008.


Pakistan offers high bounty for Taliban spokesman

Ihsanullah_Ihsan.jpgThe $2 million reward for Ihsanullah Ihsan is more than three times higher than that of the group's emir, Hakeemullah Mehsud, Waliur Rehman Mehsud, and other top Taliban leaders.


US adds Pakistani hawala, 2 Taliban financiers to terrorism list

Rahat Ltd., a Pakistan-based hawala, its owner, and the owner of the Quetta branch, were added to the terrorism list for supporting the Taliban, including Mullah Barich, the shadow governor of Helmand province.


Pro-Taliban Pakistani Islamist leader targeted in suicide attack

Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the former emir of the Jamaat-e-Islami, was unhurt in the suicide attack, which took place in the tribal agency of Mohmand.


Taliban release Nuristan attack video

The Taliban website has uploaded a 35-minute-long video depicting a series of attacks against Afghan security forces in the Kamdesh district in Nuristan province.


Pakistan 'frees' dangerous Taliban commander as part of Afghan reconciliation process

Anwar ul Haq Mujahid is the commander of the Tora Bora Military Front, a Taliban subgroup based in Nangarhar province that has been behind numerous attacks on Afghan and Coalition forces as well as civilians. His father was close to Osama bin Laden.


US adds Taliban shadow governor of Helmand to narcotics kingpin list

Mullah-Barich.jpgMullah Naim Barich, the Taliban's leader for the southern Afghan province, was added "for the significant role he plays in international narcotics trafficking," Treasury stated.


US adds Haqqani Network suicide operations chief to list of global terrorists

Qari Zakir is the head of the Haqqani Network's suicide operations in Afghanistan as well as the group's operational commander in Kabul, Takhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan provinces. He is considered to be a close advisor to Siraj Haqqani, and also runs the network's training program.


Anti-Taliban commander assassinated in Buner

Buner_Fateh_Khan.jpgThe Pakistani Taliban's spokesman claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed a local politican and Aman Lashkar commander, Fateh Kahn, and three of his bodyguards in Buner, Pakistan.


Al Qaeda leader Rashid Rauf killed in drone strike, family says

Rauf's family is planning on suing the British government for providing information to the US that aided in targeting him.


US drones kill 4 'militants,' 1 civilian in North Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgThe strike in the Taliban-controlled Pakistani tribal agency is the first in 13 days. The area where the strike occurred is under the influence of the Haqqani Network.


2 Zarqawi cousins detained in Jordan after fighting in Syria

Abu Musab al Zarqawi's family members and aides continue to fight in the theaters of jihad six years after his death.


US adds IMU financier, Taliban IED experts to terror list

Qari Ayyub Bashir is the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's top financier; Maulawi Adam Khan Achekzai is a senior Taliban IED expert and leader; and Aamir Ali Chaudhry is an electronics and explosives expert for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan who was involved in the Times Square plot.


Jund al Khilafah emir killed in 'treacherous raid'

Moez.jpgMoezeddine Garsallaoui, a Swiss citizen, led the al Qaeda-linked group, and trained Mohamed Merah, the Toulouse shooter who killed seven people. He appears to have been killed in a drone strike.


Turkish jihadists eulogize slain German al Qaeda leader

Islamic World, a Turkish jihadist magazine, said that Bekkay Harrach fought against Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, traveled to Iraq, where he was wounded, and was detained by Syrian security forces. Harrach also lived with Atiyah Abd al Rahman in Pakistan.


US drones kill 16 'militants' in Arakzai strike

predator-uav.jpgDrone strikes outside of the designated "kill boxes" in North and South Waziristan are rare. The strike is the first recorded outside of the two tribal agencies since December 2010.


5 'militants' killed in US drone strike in Mir Ali

The last three US attacks have occurred in the jihadist hub in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan.