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Osama bin Laden's son also reported killed during raid in Pakistan

Khalid bin Laden, one of Osama's younger sons, was among those killed yesterday during the special operations raid that killed Osama in a fortified mansion in an upscale area of Abbottabad in Pakistan. Amal al Sadah, Osama's Yemeni bride, was wounded.


Al Qaeda emir Osama bin Laden confirmed killed by US forces in Pakistan

A small US team killed Osama bin Laden during a raid in Abbottabad in northwestern Pakistan. The US was in possession of his body, which has since been buried at sea.


ISAF captures HIG's provincial commander for Khost

Special operation teams have hammered Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin's command in an area of Khost under the control of the Haqqani Network.


Saudi al Qaeda leader killed in Kunar airstrike

Abu-Hafs-al-Najdi.JPGAbu Hafs al Najdi, a Qaeda's operations chief in Kunar, was wanted by the Saudi government. ISAF said "more than 25 al Qaeda leaders and fighters" have been killed in Afghanistan over the past month.


Gitmo docs link Pakistani, Iranian, and Yemeni intelligence agencies to al Qaeda

The Matrix of Threat Indicators for Enemy Combatants document, one of hundreds released by WikiLeaks, described the intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Iran, and Yemen as "associated forces" that support al Qaeda.


Suicide bomber kills tribal leader, Pakistani troops in northwest

The attack took place the same day General Kayani claimed the terrorists' "backbone has been broken" and one day after a large Taliban force killed 16 troops in Dir.


ISAF captures Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's top commander for Afghanistan

The IMU 's senior leader in Afghanistan served as "a key conduit between the senior IMU leadership in Pakistan and senior Taliban leadership in Afghanistan." He escaped from a Pakistani jail in 2010.


Taliban overrun security outpost, kill 16 Pakistani troops

More than 300 Taliban fighters attacked an outpost in Dir from across the border in Kunar province. The Taliban reportedly beheaded five of the Pakistani troops.


US Predators kill 25 in North Waziristan strike

The strike in the Mir Ali area is the first in more than a week, and took place just one day after Admiral Mullen completed a trip to patch up ties with Pakistan's military.


17 Taliban, 'foreign fighters' killed during hunt for al Qaeda commander in Kunar

The al Qaeda leader "commands and facilitates insurgents throughout the province and border region, directing weapons acquisition, movement, employment of fighters and equipment to Kunar for attacks against Afghan and Coalition forces."


ISAF captures IMU/Haqqani Network facilitators in Ghazni

One Haqqani Network commander "provided safe havens for foreign fighters traveling from Kunduz to Paktika province and Pakistan for tactical training and operations" while the other also worked for the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


Al Qaeda's commander for Kunar, several operatives killed in airstrike

Commander Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas, a Pakistani al Qaeda leader, and several of his fighters were confirmed to have been killed in an April 14 airstrike.


Haqqani Network/IMU facilitator targeted in Afghan east

The commander "assists the networks with the acquisition, movement and employment [of] foreign fighters, including Iranians."


US Predator strike kills 6 Haqqani Network fighters in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgToday's attack ends a 27-day pause in the covert program.


Suicide bomber kills pro-government tribal leader, 9 Afghans in Kunar

Haji Malik Zarin led Kunar's High Peace Council. The Taliban denied it carried out the attack.


350 suicide bombers training in North Waziristan

A young suicide bomber who was captured said the camps are run by a Taliban leader known as Commander Sangeen Khan.


Taliban suicide assault team strikes Kandahar police, kills 6

The Mullah Dadullah Front, a radical Taliban subgroup closely linked to al Qaeda, is likely behind today's complex attack.


ISAF captures al Qaeda's top Kunar commander

Abu Ikhlas al Masri served as al Qaeda's Kunar operations commander before he was captured in a special operations raid in Kunar in December 2010. Kunar remains an al Qaeda haven.


US troops defeat Taliban assault on base in Nangarhar

A Taliban force of 25 fighters attacked Forward Operating Base Fenty in Nangarhar province, but was routed by US troops guarding the base.


Suicide bomber kills 8 in northwestern Pakistan

The suicide bombing in Lower Dir is the fourth such attack in northwestern Pakistan since March 30.