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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.


US Predators kill 4 'militants' in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike took place in the Mir Ali area, a known haven for a number of terrorist groups.


'They come from ISI' - Afghan colonel on insurgent threat

Lieutenant Colonel Nasratullah Nasrat, the commander of Afghan forces in Sabari district in Khost, said that Pakistan's intelligence service fuels the insurgency. He also believes US forces will not withdraw by the 2014 deadline.


State Department: Iran the 'most active state sponsor of terrorism'

The US State Department released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism yesterday. The report mentions Iran's support of the Taliban and refusal to bring senior al Qaeda terrorists to justice.


Suicide bomber kills more than 40 at Pakistani mosque

The suicide bomber detonated his vest just as Friday prayers ended in a mosque in the Jamrud area of Khyber.


US Predators strike in South Waziristan

Four "militants" were killed in an area that previously served as a haven for Uzbek, Chechen, and Arab fighters.


Internet jihadist killed in Predator strike in Waziristan

Mounir-Chouka-Abu-Adam.jpgA fighter named Hafeed Salahuddin is said to have been killed in Waziristan with a small group of fighters. Also, Mounir Chouka, a German jihadist with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, may have been "seriously wounded" in a Predator strike.


US State Department adds Mullah Sangeen to terrorist list

Sangeen-thumb.jpgThe senior Haqqani Network commander is the shadow governor of Paktika province in Afghanistan, aids "foreign fighters," plots attacks, and is behind the kidnapping of a US soldier.


Jihadists train the 'Cubs of Waziristan'

cub-of-waziristan.JPGAt a terrorist camp in Pakistan's tribal areas, 10 young boys are seen on video undergoing firearms training.


Taliban suicide assault team kills 22 in central Afghanistan

Six suicide bombers launched a complex attack against the governor's compound in Parwan province.