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US Predators strike again in North Waziristan, kill 6

The strike is the third in Pakistan's tribal areas in two days, and the second in an area controlled by the Haqqani Network.


US Predators strike again in Pakistan's tribal areas

The strike near Miramshah in North Waziristan is the second today. Six "militants" were reported killed.


US Predators miss target in South Waziristan strike

Four "rebels" escaped after the first volley of missiles missed their target. Three of the last six Predator strikes have taken place in South Waziristan.


Raid in Afghan east targets Hizb-i Islami Khalis leader

The Hizb-i Islami Khalis helped Osama bin Laden enter Afghanistan in 1996, and aided in his escape to Pakistan during the Battle of Tora Bora. ISAF has not mentioned HIK by name in its press releases prior to today.


US Predators kill 5 in al Qaeda haven in North Waziristan

Predators fired a second round of missiles at a car, indicating that an important terrorist leader or operative was the target of the strike.


US Predators are killing 'hardcore elements' and 'foreigners' - Pakistani general

The commander of Pakistan's 7 Division, which operates in North Waziristan, claimed that few civilians are killed in the covert US airstrikes in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 37 at funeral in Peshawar

The Taliban claimed credit for the attack, which targeted members of an anti-Taliban militia in the Matni area. The Taliban have targeted the same militia in the past.


US Predators kill 5 in strike in South Waziristan

The strike ends an 11-day-long lull in the CIA-directed attacks in Pakistan's tribal agencies. A compound in Mullah Nazir's territory was the target of the attack.


Taliban claim deadly Faisalabad blast, target Pakistani intelligence

The Taliban detonated a car bomb at a compressed natural gas station today, killing more than 32 people. The target was a nearby headquarters for the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate.


Taliban kill 9 in bombing at mosque in northwestern Pakistan

The Taliban continue their terror campaign in the central region of northwestern Pakistan. The attack is the latest at mosques and other religious sites in Pakistan.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 9 in Hangu; 6 police killed in ambush in Khyber

The attacks are the latest in the Taliban's renewed offensive in the central regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal agencies.


Punjabi Taliban, al Qaeda assassinate Pakistan's Christian minorities minister

Shahbaz Bhatti was gunned down after leaving his mother's home in Islamabad. He was killed for opposing Pakistan's repressive blasphemy laws.


Taliban execute 4 tribesmen 'spying for America' in North Waziristan

"We killed them because they were spying for America, anyone who acts like this will face the same fate," the Taliban statement read. The men were shot in the face multiple times.


Afghan intel links Jalalabad bank attack, other suicide attacks to Pakistan

Jalalabad-Taliban-terror-assault.JPGThe Taliban fighters involved in the Jalalabad bank attack spoke to their handlers over the phone during the operation.The NDS linked that and other suicide attacks to the Taliban in Pakistan.


Taliban torch NATO tankers, kill 4 drivers in Peshawar

More than 20 Taliban fighters attacked a convoy carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan.


US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

The strike hit a car and a compound in the Datta Khel area, a known haven for al Qaeda and allied terrorist groups.


Judge finds Gitmo detainee was no 'Gucci jihadist'

In an opinion released on Feb. 18, a DC district judge denied the habeas corpus petition of Guantanamo detainee Mashour Abdullah Muqbel al Sabri; the decision contradicts earlier district court rulings in important ways. Al Sabri's career demonstrates that there was extensive overlap between Taliban and al Qaeda operations prior to Sept. 11, 2001.


Al Qaeda operative, 'Punjabis' thought killed in South Waziristan Predator strike

Pakistani officials claimed that Abu Zaid al Iraqi, al Qaeda's financier in Pakistan, and "Punjabi" terrorists were killed in yesterday's Predator strike in South Waziristan.


US Predators strike again in Pakistan, kill 9 'militants'

Predators hit a compound in the Miramshah area, which is under the control of the Haqqani Network. The strike is the second in two days.


US Predators strike in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the first since Jan. 23, and ends a long pause in attacks against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal areas.