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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.


US State Department adds Indian Mujahideen to list of terror groups

The terror group has been implicated as being behind numerous attacks inside India. The US said the Indian Mujahideen "maintains close ties" to Lashkar e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami.


Suicide bomber kills 31 mourners at funeral in Pakistan's northwest

The attack took place at a funeral for a member of a tribe that has raised an anti-Taliban militia in Pakistan's northwestern district of Lower Dir.


Special operations forces hunt IMU's top commander in Afghan northeast

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's leader for the Afghan north is connected to networks in Kabul and Ghazni, and facilitates suicide and other attacks.


10 years after 9/11: Lessons from the Philippines

While some officials have declared 'victory' against al Qaeda, lessons from the Philippines show that the next defeat can come from the jaws of victory.


US Predators kill 4 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgThe strike took place in the Mir Ali area, and is the first in Pakistan's tribal areas in 19 days.


US Treasury lists 3 senior al Qaeda leaders as terrorists

The al Qaeda leaders were identified as Younis al Mauritani, a senior member of the external operations council who was recently arrested in Pakistan; Hassan Ghul, a key facilitator who was freed by the Pakistanis in 2007; and Abu Yahya al Libi, a top ideologue.


Appeal denied for HIG facilitator detained at Gitmo

Shawali-Khan.jpgThe DC Circuit Court denied a Guantanamo detainee's appeal yesterday. The detainee, Shawali Khan, was a facilitator for Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin prior to his capture in 2002. According to a leaked file, Khan's cell in Kandahar received weapons and other support from Iran.


HUJI claims bombing at Delhi High Court

The Harakat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami claimed it carried out the attack to force India to repeal the death sentence of a terrorist involved in the 2001 assault on the parliament in Delhi.


Suicide bombers kill 24 Pakistanis in Quetta

The attack took place just two days after the Pakistani military announced it arrested Younis al Mauritani, a senior member of al Qaeda's external operations council, in Quetta. The Frontier Corps, which was the target of the suicide attack, was involved in the raid that netted Mauritani.


Governor: Most of Nuristan under Taliban control

The Taliban are in control of six districts in eastern Nuristan province. The US military relocated forces from the region beginning in October 2009.