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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.


US adds 8 Lashkar-e-Taiba members to terrorism list

The US Treasury Department designated eight Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leaders today, including the point man for the November 2008 attack on Mumbai. Also designated was the son of LeT chieftain Hafiz Saeed.


Pakistani Taliban 'chopped off the heads' of 7 Pakistani soldiers in South Waziristan

Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said the Pakistani soldiers were beheaded "as Shariah directs them to do with enemies of Islam."


Dangerous Pakistani Taliban commander thought killed

Commander Tariq Afridi, the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's operations in Khyber, as well as in regions in Arakzai, Peshawar, Kohat, and Hangu, is said to have been murdered by a relative.


Badruddin Haqqani 'is alive and healthy,' Taliban spokesman says

Badruddin-Haqqani.jpgZabihullah Mujahid denied reports that claimed Badruddin was killed in a drone strike, and said he "is in the country and he is occupied with his operational responsibilities." Afghan intelligence claims he is dead.


Badruddin Haqqani rumored killed in US drone strike

The senior Haqqani Network commander is thought to have been killed in one of five drone strikes this week. His death has not been confirmed.


Kashmiri jihadist commander killed in North Waziristan drone strike

Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the former emir of the Jamaat-e-Islami, spoke at a funeral service for Engineer Ahsan Aziz, who was killed on Aug. 18. Syed Salahuddin, the emir of the Hizbul Mujahideen, was also in attendance.


US drones strike again in North Waziristan's Shawal Valley

Seven out of the last 10 drone strikes have taken place in the Shawal Valley, which is administered by "good Taliban" commander Hafiz Gul Bahadar.


Lashkar-e-Jhangvi publishes beheading video

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi-beheads-shia.jpgA jihadist said that the Pakistani terror group is closely allied to the Taliban and al Qaeda under the guise of the "Omar Brigade."


Al Qaeda releases biography of slain senior leader

Al Qaeda has released a biography of Atiyah Abd al Rahman, a senior al Qaeda operative who served as Osama bin Laden's chief-of-staff. Rahman "engineered" the December 2009 terrorist attack on Combat Outpost Chapman that killed seven CIA officials and a Jordanian intelligence officer.


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."