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ISAF targets al Qaeda leader in Kunar

ISAF has conducted three airstrikes against al Qaeda leaders in the Watahpur district in Kunar over the past five weeks. Two of the strikes killed al Qaeda's second in command in Afghanistan, and Lashkar-e-Taiba's senior leader in Kunar.


US drones strike again in the Shawal Valley

Eight "militants," including members of the Turkistan Islamic Party, were killed in the latest airstrike in a Taliban and al Qaeda hub in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan.


Key Mumbai plotter arrested in Saudi Arabia

Abu-Jundal.jpgSaudi authorities arrested Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, a key operative in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, earlier this month. Ansari has reportedly implicated Pakistani officials in the attacks.


Jordanian cleric extols jihad at funeral of AQAP fighter

Omar-Mahdi-Zeidan.jpgOmar Mahdi Zeidan offered religious justification for waging jihad against Muslims. His brother was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan in early 2010.


Pakistani Taliban release video of beheaded Pakistani soldiers

The Taliban displayed the heads of the soldiers and vowed to continue to fight the Pakistani military until sharia is imposed and Pakistan ends support for the US.


US drone strike kills 5 'militants' in North Waziristan

The strike took place in the Shawal Valley, a known haven for al Qaeda and the Taliban.


Another 'good Taliban' commander ends polio vaccinations

Mullah Nazir said the vaccination program is being used by the US to gather intelligence and conduct drone strikes in the tribal areas. He follows Hafiz Gul Bahadar, who shut down the program in North Waziristan two weeks ago.


Taliban behead 7 Pakistani soldiers: report

The Malakand Taliban, which are commanded by Mullah Fazlullah, reportedly crossed the border from Afghanistan and killed 17 Pakistani troops.


Pakistan detains al Qaeda operative tied to multiple plots

An al Qaeda operative named Naamen Meziche has been reportedly detained in Pakistan. Meziche had extensive ties to the 9/11 plotters and was part of a 2010 plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Europe. That plot also had significant links to al Qaeda's Iran-based network.


ISAF kills IMU, al Qaeda-linked Taliban commanders in airstrikes

The Taliban commanders killed in Nangarhar "facilitated the movement of foreign fighters across the border from Pakistan into Afghanistan." The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander was involved in the kidnapping of four aid workers in Badakhshan.


'Good' Taliban commander halts polio vaccinations over drone strikes

"Polio campaigns are also used to spy for America against the mujahideen (holy warriors), one example of which is Dr. Shakil Afridi," a statement released by Hafiz Gul Bahadar said.


US drones strike in Miramshah's bazaar, kill 3 militants

The strike is the second in 24 hours. The US has attacked targets in Miramshah's bazaar four times since the beginning of March 2010; two top-level al Qaeda leaders were killed in those strikes.


North Waziristan drone strike kills 4 'militants'

The strike took place near Miramshah, a stronghold of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


NGOs are 'targets' in South Waziristan, say Pakistani Taliban

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan distributed pamphlets in the Mehsud areas of South Waziristan and threatened to punish anyone working with the government.


NDS arrests senior Taliban leader and 14 others linked to school poisonings

Afghan intelligence officials announced the arrest of 15 suspects in connection to the series of suspected poison attacks against girls' schools in northern Afghanistan. Among those arrested were a Taliban deputy shadow governor and three women.


Taliban kill 21 Afghans in double suicide attack

"The agents of Punjab have once again spilled the blood of innocent civilians," Kandahar's chief of police said, referring to Pakistan's influence over the Taliban.


Abu Yahya al Libi killed in latest drone strike, US officials say

US officials have confirmed that al Libi was killed in yesterday's drone strike in Mir Ali. Al Qaeda has not confirmed his death.


US drones kill 15 in North Waziristan strike

The strike in Mir Ali is the third in Pakistan in three days, and the eighth in the two weeks since the US failed to get Pakistan to reopen the supply lines for NATO forces in Afghanistan.


Latest US drone strike kills 10 'militants' in South Waziristan

The drones targeted a group of Taliban and "foreigners" who gathered to note the death of one of Mullah Nazir's commanders, who was killed in yesterday's drone strike.


US drones kill 'good' Taliban commander in South Wazirstan

Rahmanullah, "a key commander" for Mullah Nazir, was reported killed in today's strike. Nazir considers himself an al Qaeda leader.