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Taliban suicide assault team hits police station in Kandahar

Afghan security officials repelled the assault on the provincial police headquarters in Kandahar. The Taliban also launched other small-scale attacks against police in the provincial capital.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan tape highlights foreign fighters, operations against Pakistani military

Abul-Harith.JPGA recently released videotape glorifies IMU fighters from Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia; lauds a Pakistani Taliban commander; and shows footage of IMU operations in South Waziristan.


Islamic Jihad Group operative captured in Afghan north

The IJG facilitator "is responsible for coordinating the movement of foreign fighters from Iran and Pakistan into Afghanistan," ISAF stated.


Italian judge orders former Gitmo detainee freed

A former Gitmo detainee convicted of terrorism-related charges was freed from an Italian jail on Monday. Adel Ben Mabrouk, a Tunisian who lived in Italy for much of the 1990s, was a member of a known al Qaeda network in Italy prior to his detention at Guantanamo. Mabrouk was captured after fleeing the Tora Bora Mountains in late 2001.


Major terror assaults on security targets in Pakistan's cities, 2009-2011

The Taliban have launched 18 major suicide attacks and terror assaults on military, police, and intelligence installations throughout Pakistan since March 2009.


US designates al Qaeda, Haqqani Network leaders as terrorists

Said Jan 'Abd al Salam, an Afghan, ran an al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan. Khalil al Rahman Haqqani is a key fundraiser who has traveled to the UAE and aided al Qaeda military operations.


Tora Bora Military Front commander speaks at funeral of former Gitmo detainee

Anwar ul Haq Mujahid, who had formerly been detained and released by Pakistan, spoke at Awar Gul's funeral in Nangarhar province. An official Taliban statement was read, praising Gul as "the renowned commander." In addition, Afghan President Hamid Karzai called for the release of a top Taliban official from Guantanamo.


Ayman al Zawahiri's deputy releases statement in support of Egyptian opposition

Thirwat Salah Shehata, a top al Qaeda operative who has long served Ayman al Zawahiri, has released a statement in support of the Egyptian protesters. According to a Saudi publication, Shehata issued the statement from Iran.


Taliban execute 4 'spies' in Pakistan's northwest

The Taliban accused the four men of "spying for Indian and Jewish intelligence agencies." The murders took place in Karak.


Bombing in Peshawar market kills 9

Three children and a woman were among those killed in the latest bombing in the northwestern provincial capital.


Al Qaeda leader kidnaps 21 Afghan tribal leaders in Kunar

qari-zia-rahman.JPGQari Zia Rahman, the dual-hatted al Qaeda and Taliban commander, said the tribal leaders would not be free unless their family members quit the Afghan government and security forces.


Pakistani Taliban step up attacks in northwest

A pair of bombings in Peshawar, including a suicide attack, are the latest in a series of attacks throughout Pakistan's Taliban-infested northwest.


Taliban suicide bomber kills deputy governor of Kandahar

A Taliban suicide bomber driving a motorcycle picked out Deputy Governor Abdul Latif's car in a convoy traveling in Kandahar city.


'Foreign trainers' active in southeastern Afghan province

"Arabs, Chechens, and Pakistanis" are supporting the Taliban in Ghazni province, while Pakistani intelligence is sabotaging security.


Al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander killed in Afghan north

Al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan continue to maintain a strong presence in the northern Afghan provinces of Takhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan.


Suicide bombers kill 16 Pakistanis in attacks in Lahore, Karachi

The Fedayeen-e-Islam, a subgroup of the Pakistani Taliban, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and Jaish-e-Mohammed, claimed credit for the Lahore attack.


US Predators strike 3 times in al Qaeda haven of North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThirteen "militants" were reported killed in today's strike in North Waziristan. Also, a former senior Pakistani intelligence officer was found dead in the tribal agency.


ISAF targets Quetta military shura leader in southern Afghanistan

The Taliban commander, who was not named, is "a current member" of the Quetta regional military shura and the former shadow governor of the Panjwai district.


New investigation into murder of Daniel Pearl released

The Center for Public Integrity has released an investigative report detailing the circumstances of Daniel Pearl's murder in 2002. The report highlights the "nexus" between Pakistani terrorist groups and al Qaeda, and provides new details concerning Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's role in the plot.


US adds Qari Hussain Mehsud to list of designated terrorists

qari-hussain.JPGThe designation of Qari Hussain by State and Treasury refutes multiple rumors over the past several months claiming that he was killed in a US Predator airstrike in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan.