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Jihadist with same name as Zawahiri's deputy reported killed

A jihadist who shares the same name as Ayman al Zawahiri's deputy and Osama bin Laden's son-in-law is said to have been killed. As the martyrdom announcement was not released through official al Qaeda channels, the report is unconfirmed.


North Waziristan Taliban leader Bahadar denies reports he expelled 'militants'

Hafiz Gul Bahadar's spokesman said reports that Bahadar ordered Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan leader Hakeemullah Mehsud and others to leave the tribal agency were "fabricated."


Treasury targets Iran's 'secret deal' with al Qaeda

Atiyah_Rahman.jpgThe US Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda members who work for a terror network based in Iran. One of the six leaders designated today was identified as al Qaeda's "operations chief" earlier this month; he was also reported to be involved in plotting an attack set to coincide with the tenth anniversary of 9/11.


Taliban suicide bomber assassinates mayor of Kandahar

Mayor Hamidi, the fourth senior official in the south to be assassinated this month, was killed in a hallway near his office. The suicide bomber hid the explosives in his turban.


ISAF targets al Qaeda-linked Taliban operative in Afghan southeast

The Taliban facilitator has "direct ties to senior al Qaeda members and arranges escape routes for them to safe havens in Pakistan." A senior Afghan official said that five "foreign fighters" were killed during the operation in Ghazni.


80 Haqqani Network, 'foreign fighters' killed in raid on Paktika camp

Afghan officials said that foreign fighters were among the Haqqani Network fighters killed during yesterday's assault on an encampment in Paktika province.


ISAF, Afghan troops strike Haqqani Network 'encampment' in east

ISAF said that more than 50 Haqqani Network fighters were killed during a daylong battle in Paktika province.


Video of brutal Taliban execution of Pakistani policemen emerges

talibanexecution100.jpgThe Taliban released graphic footage of a Taliban execution of Pakistani policemen captured in Upper Dir in early June.


21 killed in Mumbai bombings

The so-called Indian Mujahideen is suspected of carrying out the three bombings in India's financial capital today.


Suicide bomber kills 5 ISAF troops in Kapisa

The five French soldiers were killed as they left the home of a local police commander in Kapisa province.


Predators kill 8 in South Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgThe strike hit a compound used by al Qaeda-linked fighters.


US Predators kill 12 'militants' in North Waziristan

The attack took place in an area used by the Taliban to stage attacks across the border in Afghanistan.


Suicide bomber kills 7 in northern Pakistan

The bomber targeted a political rally in Battagram, a district largely insulated from the worst of the Taliban violence.


Senior Shabaab commander rumored to have been killed in recent Predator strike

Ibrahim al Afghani fought in Afghanistan, traveled to Pakistan, is linked to top al Qaeda and Shabaab leaders, and is mentioned in the GITMO documents. The report of Afghani's death is unconfirmed.


US intel believes Kashmiri killed in June Predator strike

Ilyas Kashmiri, a top military commander and strategist, was targeted in a June 3 Predator strike in South Waziristan.


Taliban step up cross-border attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The latest attacks in Kamdish in Afghanistan and Dir in Pakistan highlight the Taliban's ability to carry out large attacks in remote areas of both countries.


Taliban, Pakistani troops clash in Miramshah

The fighting is not related to a much-anticipated Pakistani offensive in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan, a US intelligence official said.


US Predators strike terrorist 'guesthouse' in North Waziristan

"Foreigners" were said to be sheltering at the Mir Ali guesthouse where today's attack took place.


Turkish jihadist commander executed by the Taliban in Waziristan: report

Abu Zarr fought in the Caucasus for 15 years before traveling to Afghanistan and joining the Taifatul Mansura. The Taliban executed him for ordering the deaths of two "foreign fighters."


ISAF airstrike kills senior Haqqani Network commander involved in Kabul hotel attack

Ismail Jan provided "material support" to the suicide assault team that attacked the Intercontinental just two days ago. ISAF also confirmed the assault was carried out by the Kabul Attack Network.