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Haqqani Network commmander killed in airstrike on Pakistan border

Dilawar was the principal deputy to the top Haqqani Network commander in Afghanistan who was captured last week. He also was connected to al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


'German Taliban Mujahideen' leader thought killed in US airstrike

A propaganda outlet for the the Victorious Sect said that Abdul Fettah al Almani was killed. The report is unconfirmed.


'Good' Pakistani Taliban commander killed in US Predator strike

Haleem Ullah was a deputy to Mullah Nazir, the Taliban leader who also claims to be a member of al Qaeda. The US has ramped up strikes in Nazir's territories this year.


Special operations forces capture Haqqani Network's top commander in Afghanistan

Haji Mali Khan served as the top Haqqani Network commander in Afghanistan. He established and ran training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, supported operations, and served as a key link to the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.


US Predators strike again in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the third in Pakistan this week, and follows a previous strike in the tribal agency on Sept. 27.


US adds 5 al Qaeda, Taliban, Haqqani Network, and IMU facilitators to terrorist list

The five leaders are based in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The designations highlight the interconnectedness of the various terror groups based in the region.


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.