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Sudanese al Qaeda fighter killed in Yemen

Bara'a Muhammad Salim al Sudani is said to have fought in Pakistan under al Qaeda military leader Abu Laith al Libi before joining al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.


Taliban launch coordinated attacks in Kabul and 3 provinces

Suicide bombers and assault teams struck in the capital and in Nangarhar, Paktia, and Logar.


Pakistani Taliban assault prison, free nearly 400 inmates

Among those freed is a former Pakistani Air Force member who was associated with Amjad Farooqi, the Pakistani jihadi who attempted to assassinate Pervez Musharraf at the behest of al Qaeda.


IMU facilitator killed during night raid in Afghan north

Ammar Sahib, an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator, was in Afghan custody in 2006 for murdering two members of a Provincial Reconstruction Team and two civilians, but spent only six months in jail before being released.


Special operations forces kill newly appointed IMU leader for Afghanistan

Osmani Sahib led the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's operations for only 12 days before being killed during a combined Afghan and Coalition special operations raid in Faryab province. His predecessor, Makhdum Nusrat, was killed on March 26.


'We do jihad,' says Lashkar-e-Taiba emir Hafiz Saeed

Saeed's sermon calling for jihad against the US was delivered the same day Pakistani officials claimed that Saeed was involved with "de-radicalization and rehabilitation of former jihadis" in Pakistan's Punjab province.


ISAF captures IMU suicide attack facilitator, financier in raids in Afghan north

One raid took place in the remote province of Badakhshan, which has seen an uptick in activity by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The other took place in Faryab, where the IMU's top leader in Afghanistan was killed more than a week ago.


Report: Osama bin Laden helped plan Mumbai attacks

hafiz-saeed-2.jpgDocuments recovered in Osama bin Laden's Pakistani safe house reportedly show that the al Qaeda master had a hand in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.


Turkish jihadist group has agreement to train with Afghan Taliban

Abu-Bara-Turki.jpgAbu Bara'a Turki , the emir of the Cemaat-ul-Islam, said his group "is affiliated with the Afghan Taliban" and "is authorized by the Taliban to provide training to the mujahideen."


US offers $10 million bounty for capture of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed

Saeed now has one of the highest bounties offered for a global terrorist leader. The US is also offering $2 million for Saeed's brother-in-law, who is Lashkar-e-Taiba's deputy emir.


Pakistani Taliban deputy leader Waliur Rehman threatens Britain

Waliur-Rehman-Mehsud-UK.png"Our revenge against the British government will be very severe," Waliur Rahman said in a video that assailed the treatment of Islamist prisoners in the country.


US Predator strike kills 4 'militants' in North Waziristan

The drones leveled a compound near the bazaar in Miramshah. The strike is the first in more than two weeks.


ISAF, Afghan forces kill top IMU commander in north

Makhdum Nusrat, "the senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in Afghanistan," was killed along with several IMU fighters during a raid in Faryab.


Taliban threaten Pakistani parliamentarians over possible reopening of NATO supply routes

NATO's supply routes through Afghanistan have been closed for four months, and the Taliban want to keep it that way.


Taliban suicide bomber targets Lashkar-e-Islam mosque, kills 5

The attack is the second suicide bombing at a Lashkar-e-Islam mosque in Khyber's Tirah Valley this month.


Al Qaeda gunman in France reportedly escaped Afghan prison

President Sarkozy wants the suspect captured alive. Authorities are scrambling to determine how he escaped notice after returning from Afghanistan.


Taliban commander wants Pakistan's nukes, global Islamic caliphate

Omar-Khalid-TTP-video.jpgOmar Khalid also wants to secure the release of al Qaeda prisoners in Pakistan and impose sharia in the country.


Pakistani Islamist warlord Mangal Bagh rumored killed in Khyber

Pakistani police claim Bagh was killed during an operation in the contested tribal agency. Bagh's spokesman denied the report.


Kashmiri is dead, al Qaeda spokesman suggests

Ustad Ahmad Farooq, al Qaeda's spokesman for Pakistan, mentions Ilyas Kashmiri with Baitullah Mehsud, Ibn Amin, and Badr Mansour, who were all killed in drone strikes. "May Allah have mercy on all of them," Farooq said.


US drones kill 2 'good Taliban' commanders in pair of strikes in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgTwo commanders and six fighters loyal to Mullah Nazir, a favorite of the Pakistani establishment who has pledged his support for al Qaeda, were killed in the first strike. Seven other fighters were killed in the second strike.