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Al Qaeda IED cell leader denied habeas petition

Bostan-Karim.jpgA DC district court released its opinion denying Guantanamo detainee Bostan Karim's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Karim led an IED cell that targeted Americans, and several other members of his network were detained at Guantanamo.


US adds senior Haqqani Network leader to terrorist list

Haji Mali Khan, who is currently in US custody, is the sixth senior Haqqani Network leader added to the list of specially designated global terrorists.


US Predator strike kills 4 'militants' in Mir Ali

The US has carried out five strikes in the past six days. Mir Ali is a known haven for al Qaeda and a host of terror groups based in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan.


Afghan-Indian agreement heralds a strategic shift in the region

Afghanistan and India have signed a strategic partnership agreement that calls for economic aid and assistance with training security forces.


US drones kill 6 'militants' in al Qaeda hub of Datta Khel

predator-uav.jpgThe attack in North Waziristan is the fourth in Pakistan's tribal areas in five days.


Suicide bomber kills 17 in Kabul, including 5 ISAF troops

A suicide bomber flipped an up-armored Rhino in the capital; the Taliban claimed credit for the attack. Three Australian soldiers were killed in Kandahar, and a female suicide bomber attacked Afghan intelligence officials in Kunar.


US Predator strike kills 13 Pakistani Taliban fighters in South Waziristan

Taj Gul Mehsud, a deputy of Hakeemullah Mehsud, may have been killed in a previously unreported strike on Oct. 26 in South Waziristan.


2 senior al Qaeda leaders killed in recent drone strikes in Pakistan

Abu Miqdad al Masri and Abd al Rahman al Yemeni both were involved in al Qaeda's external operations. Al Masri was also a member of al Qaeda's Shura Majlis.


US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

The strike took place in the same village in the Mir Ali area where a senior al Qaeda leader was killed six weeks ago.


US Predators kill 5 Taliban commanders in South Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgHazrat Omar, the brother of "good Taliban" leader Mullah Nazir, was one of those killed. Omar was Nazir's operational commander for Afghanistan.


Pakistani Taliban release new video of Swiss hostages

The Taliban again called for the release of 'Lady al Qaeda' Aafia Siddiqui. The hostages may be managed by Moezeddine Garsallaoui, a Swiss citizen who is a senior al Qaeda leader in North Waziristan.


Fighters from 'Caucasus Mujahideen in Khorasan' issue message to 'brothers' in southern Russia

A group of jihadists based in the Afghan-Pakistan region issued a videotape to their "brothers" in the Islamic Caucasus Emirate and their emir, Doku Umarov.


3 Egyptians killed in recent Predator strike in North Waziristan

Ahmed Omar Abdul Rahman, the son of the Blind Sheikh, may have been killed in the Oct. 14 strike in a village under the control of the Haqqani Network. Egyptians have been killed in the village in the past.


Blind Sheikh's son killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

Ahmed Omar Abdul Rahman, the son of the spiritual leader of the Egyptian Islamic Group, was killed today, according to the terror group.


US Predators target 'good Taliban' commander in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgPredators targeted a compound in Mullah Nazir's territory. The strike is the fourth in Pakistan's tribal areas in three days.


US Predators strike again in North Waziristan

The strike is the second in Danda Darpa Khel in two days. Yesterday's strike killed Jan Baz Zadran, a top Haqqani Network leader.


US kills Haqqani Network's 3rd in command in North Waziristan strike

US officials said that Jan Baz Zadran was killed in Miramshah in North Waziristan, where Predators struck today.


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.