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US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North and South Waziristan

One strike took place in a town that is in the Haqqani Network's sphere of influence. A senior Haqqani "coordinator" was killed in the strike.


Pakistani Taliban signal willingness to conduct peace talks

Both Waliur Rehman Mehsud and Faqir Mohammed have recently stated that the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan is open to peace talks with the Pakistani government. Waliur Rehman said he would like Saudi Arabia to mediate.


Taliban launch attack on Pakistani border outpost

Thirty Taliban fighters and one security officer were killed during the fighting in Upper Dir.


Al Qaeda releases lecture by leader thought killed with Kashmiri

Ustadh Ahmad Farooq, the chief of al Qaeda's propaganda efforts in Pakistan, was thought to have been killed in a Predator strike with Ilyas Kashmiri.


Haqqani Network commmander killed in airstrike on Pakistan border

Dilawar was the principal deputy to the top Haqqani Network commander in Afghanistan who was captured last week. He also was connected to al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


'German Taliban Mujahideen' leader thought killed in US airstrike

A propaganda outlet for the the Victorious Sect said that Abdul Fettah al Almani was killed. The report is unconfirmed.


'Good' Pakistani Taliban commander killed in US Predator strike

Haleem Ullah was a deputy to Mullah Nazir, the Taliban leader who also claims to be a member of al Qaeda. The US has ramped up strikes in Nazir's territories this year.


Special operations forces capture Haqqani Network's top commander in Afghanistan

Haji Mali Khan served as the top Haqqani Network commander in Afghanistan. He established and ran training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, supported operations, and served as a key link to the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.


US Predators strike again in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the third in Pakistan this week, and follows a previous strike in the tribal agency on Sept. 27.


US adds 5 al Qaeda, Taliban, Haqqani Network, and IMU facilitators to terrorist list

The five leaders are based in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The designations highlight the interconnectedness of the various terror groups based in the region.


US adds 2 Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders to list of terrorists

Zafar Iqbal co-founded the terror group and is a top fundraiser, and Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi is the deputy emir and ideologue who aided in the 2008 Mumbai terror assault.


US Predators kill 3 'militants' in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike took place in Azam Warzak, a transit point for al Qaeda and Taliban fighters entering and exiting Afghanistan.


UK terror sweep uncovers suicide bomb plot

Two members of the al Qaeda-linked cell traveled to Pakistan to receive training and guidance on bomb making.


US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgFour "militants of central Asian origin" were said to have been killed in the strike in the Mir Ali area.


Admiral Mullen: Pakistani ISI sponsoring Haqqani attacks

During a Senate hearing today, Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, highlighted the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Agency's role in sponsoring the Haqqani Network - including attacks on American forces in Afghanistan and the US Embassy in Kabul.


Pakistan frees al Qaeda commander: report

Dr. Amin al Haq, who served as the security coordinator of Osama bin Laden's Black Guard, was released after nearly four years in custody.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 8 in Karachi

The Taliban targeted the home of a senior police official in Pakistan's largest city.


Taliban, Pakistani troops fight over downed US drone in South Waziristan

The unmanned US strike aircraft crashed in the village where the Taliban have run training camps and Baitullah Mehsud was killed. A senior Taliban commander led the fight to secure the drone.


Abu Hafs al Shahri confirmed killed in Predator strike in Pakistan

Abu-Hafs-al-Shahri.jpgThe family of al Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan was notified of his death. His cousin, a senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, was killed one year ago.


Al Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan reported killed in Predator strike

Abu Hafs al Shahri, a Saudi citizen, is said to have been killed in a recent Predator strike. He was on Saudi Arabia's list of most wanted terrorists.