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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.


Pakistani arrested by FBI created video for Lashkar-e-Taiba, trained in camps

LWJ has obtained the video of the Lashkar-e-Taiba propaganda tape that was created by Jubair Ahmad at the behest of Hafiz Saeed's son.


Ex-Gitmo detainee killed in Afghanistan

A former Guantanamo detainee named Sabar Lal Melma was shot by security forces in Afghanistan. According to ISAF, Melma was a "key affiliate of the al Qaeda network." Melma was once a senior Afghan official in charge of border security in Kunar province. Leaked files allege that he allowed al Qaeda members to escape Afghanistan.


Pakistani Taliban kidnap 25 boys in northwest

A Taliban spokesman confirmed that the boys were kidnapped two days ago by fighters from the Bajaur tribal agency.


Haqqani Network directed Kabul hotel assault by phone from Pakistan

Badruddin Haqqani and Qari Younis were recorded while providing tactical guidance to the fighters who assaulted the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in June. The Haqqani commanders called from Pakistan.


Suicide bomber kills 11 outside Pakistani mosque

The bomber attempted to ram a car packed with explosives into a mosque in Quetta as Shia worshipers celebrated the end of Ramadan.


Al Qaeda releases Ramadan tape by Atiyah Abd al Rahman

Atiyah-Ramadan-tape-2011-thumb.jpgUS officials have claimed that the al Qaeda leader was killed in a Predator strike. The tape gives no indication that Atiyah is dead.


Senior al Qaeda leader reportedly killed

Atiyah_Rahman.jpg Atiyah Abd al Rahman, a top al Qaeda leader, was reportedly killed on August 22. Senior US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal would neither confirm nor deny Atiyah's death. Atiyah was al Qaeda's "general manager" and Osama bin Laden's "chief of staff," according to a senior US intelligence official.


Taliban kill 25 Pakistani troops in cross-border attack

The Pakistani military accused local Afghan officials of aiding the Taliban and said ISAF has failed to take action on large concentrations of Taliban operating in the Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nuristan.


Video shows Taliban executing Afghan police commander with recoilless rifle

taliban-execute-recoilless.JPGThe Taliban shouted "Allahu Akbar" after using an 82mm recoilless rifle to execute a police commander in Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan.


Al Qaeda cell targeted by Treasury Department tied to multiple terror groups

Two senior members of al Qaeda's al Ghuraba cell were designated by the Treasury Department earlier this month. The cell was first broken up in 2003, based on intelligence gleaned from detainees in the CIA's controversial enhanced interrogation program. Lashkar-e-Taiba reportedly provided training for the cell.