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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.


Haqqani Network is part of the Taliban -- Siraj Haqqani

The al Qaeda-linked leader of the Haqqani Network reiterated his allegiance to Mullah Omar. The Haqqanis and the Taliban have consistently stated that both groups are united.


US drones kill 3 'rebels' in Mir Ali strike

The strike took place in the same village where al Qaeda leaders Abu Kasha al Iraqi and Fateh al Turki are rumored to have been killed on Sept. 24.


ISAF targets another 'al Qaeda-associated Taliban leader' in Kunar

Since the end of May, special operations forces have conducted at least 21 raids against al Qaeda's network in Afghanistan.


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.