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US drones kill 8 in pair of strikes in North Waziristan

The drone program will resume, as Pakistan has balked at reopening NATO's supply lines into Afghanistan, a US intelligence official involved in the program told LWJ.


4 'militants' killed in latest US drone strike in Pakistan

predator-uav.jpgThe US has struck three times in the past five days in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.


ISAF captures IMU facilitator in northeastern Afghanistan

Badakhshan province has become a haven for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


US adds Abdullah Azzam Brigades to list of terror groups

Today's designation takes place after the terror group's emir and top bomb maker were added to the list of global terrorists late last year.


US drones kill 10 in Mir Ali strike

The strike is the second in two days and targeted a compound in an area of North Waziristan known to serve as a nexus for al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other jihadist groups.


ISAF kills Taliban's deputy shadow governor for Nuristan

Jamil ur Rahman was killed just one week after ISAF captured a liaison to the Peshawar Shura who also served as a facilitator for the Taliban's shadow governor in Nuristan.


US drones kill 4 'militants' in North Waziristan

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


ISAF captures Taliban liaison to Peshawar Shura

The Taliban commander is linked to Dost Mohammed, the shadow governor of Nuristan, and has helped "foreign fighters and suicide bombers" conduct attacks in the Afghan north.


US adds Taliban financier, Haqqani Network operative to terror list

Abdul Baqi Bari has funneled money to both al Qaeda and the Taliban, and has accepted funds from Osama bin Laden. Bakht Gul serves as a top aide to Badruddin Haqqani, and has helped "foreign fighters" enter Afghanistan.


Pakistani Taliban release video of Bannu jailbreak

Hak-Wali-Bannu-jailbreak.jpgMovement of the Taliban in Pakistan emir Hakeemullah Mehsud and South Waziristan leader Waliur Rehman Mehsud are shown organizing the jailbreak.


Omani jihadist killed in US airstrike in 'Khorasan'

Abu-Hamza-al-Omani.jpgAbu Hamza al Omani and several other unnamed "brothers and supporters" were killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan on May 5.


Bin Laden docs hint at large al Qaeda presence in Pakistan

Badr Mansoor led just one Pakistani "company," and has been reported to have more than 2,000 fighters under his command. For the last three years, the US government has maintained that al Qaeda has only 300 to 400 operatives in Pakistan and that the network is on the verge of defeat.


Al Qaeda releases video of American captured in Pakistan

AQ-Warren-Weinstein-video.jpgThe videotape is the first real proof that al Qaeda is holding Warren Weinstein, who was kidnapped in Lahore in August 2011.


USS Cole bomber killed in US drone strike in Yemen

quso.jpgThe Yemeni Embassy said Fahd al Quso was killed in an airstrike in Shabwa province. A US intelligence official told The Long War Journal that Quso was the target of a strike.


Bin Laden docs: Al Qaeda asserts authority in letter to Pakistani Taliban leader

The letter shows a confident al Qaeda leadership working to maintain order and consistent behavior within the ranks of its affiliates in Pakistan.


US drones kill 10 in North Waziristan

The strike took place in the Shawal Valley in North Waziristan. Al Qaeda and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan have sheltered in the area in the past.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 20 in Pakistan's northwest

The movement of the Taliban claimed credit for the suicide bombing in Pakistan's contested tribal agency of Bajaur.


Bin Laden advised relocation of some leaders to Afghanistan due to drone strikes in Waziristan

In late 2010, the al Qaeda emir said some of the group's leaders and operatives should relocate from North and South Waziristan to the eastern Afghan provinces of Kunar, Nuristan, Ghazni, and Zabul.


ISAF captures IMU leader in Kunduz

Special operations forces have targeted two different IMU leaders in the Imam Sahib district over the past three days.


Taliban launch suicide assault in Kabul following Obama's departure

Five Taliban fighters and five civilians were killed in the assault on a civilian compound in the Afghan capital. The attack took place just hours after President Obama reiterated that the US seeks a negotiated settlement with the Taliban to end the war.