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ISAF kills senior al Qaeda leader and an IED expert in Kunar strike

Abdallah Umar al Qurayshi, a senior al Qaeda commander who coordinated Arab fighters in Kunar and Nuristan provinces, an explosives expert named Abu Atta al Kuwaiti, and several Arab al Qaeda commanders were killed in the Sept. 25 airstrike in the Korengal Valley.


US kills al Qaeda's leader for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Predator strike: Report

Sheikh Fateh al Masri, the leader of Qaedat al Jihad fi Khorasan, is thought to have been killed in the Sept. 25 strike in Datta Khel in North Waziristan. The reports of his death are unconfirmed.


US Predators kill 4 'militants' in South Waziristan

The strike is the third in South Waziristan this month, and took place in territory controlled by Mullah Nazir.


ISAF helos engage Haqqani Network fighters on the Pakistani border

ISAF would not confirm its attack helicopters pursued the Haqqani Network into Pakistani territory today, as happened twice over the weekend. More than 10 Haqqani Network fighters were reported killed in today's clash.


US kills 4 'militants' in latest Predator strike in Pakistan

The US struck again in territory run by "good Taliban" leader Hafiz Gul Bahadar. The strike is the third in three days and the 20th this month.


US Predators strike again in Datta Khel

Seven "militants" were killed in attacks on a vehicle and a compound in Datta Khel. Ten of the last 18 strikes have hit targets in the Datta Khel area.


US helos kill 30 Haqqani Network fighters in strikes in Pakistan

US attack helicopters pounded Haqqani Network fighters in North Waziristan after the terror group attacked an Afghan outpost in Khost.


US Predators hit al Qaeda haven in North Waziristan

Four "militants" were killed in the latest attack in Datta Khel. Nine of the last 18 strikes have hit targets in the Datta Khel area.


'Lady al Qaeda' sentenced to 86 years in prison

aafia-siddiqui-thumb.jpgAafia Siddiqui, dubbed "Lady al Qaeda" in the press, was sentenced to 86 years in prison on Thursday. Siddiqui was part of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's network and participated in plotting against the US Homeland.


US official explains National Counterterrorism Center's view of the enemy

NCTC director Michael Leiter testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Leiter's testimony highlights al Qaeda's close ties to other jihadist organizations.


Al Qaeda-linked IMU claims deadly ambush on Tajik troops

An Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan spokesman named Abdufattoh Ahmadi claimed the attack that killed 25 Tajik soldiers on Sept. 19.


US troops defeat Haqqani Network assault on base in Khost

While trying to mass for an attack on Combat Outpost Spera, 27 Haqqani Network fighters were killed.


Senior German al Qaeda operative thought killed in Predator strike in Pakistan

Unconfirmed reports indicate Bekkay Harrach may have been killed in a strike on a Haqqani Network compound in August. Harrach is on al Qaeda's external operations committee.


US launches new strike in Pakistan, Taliban commander reported killed

The US carried out two strikes on Sept. 21. Mullah Shamsullah, Mullah Nazir's second in command, is rumored to be among those killed.


US strike kills 16 in South Waziristan

The strike is the first that hit in an area under the control of "good Taliban" leader Mullah Nazir since July 25. Nazir's aide is rumored to have been killed in the strike.


US Predators strike again in North Waziristan

Eight of the last 15 strikes have taken place in Datta Khel. Four "militants" were reported killed.


Latest US Predator strike kills 5 in al Qaeda hub in North Waziristan

Seven of this month's 14 strikes have taken place in the Datta Khel region in North Waziristan. The area is a known haven for al Qaeda.


Al Qaeda-linked Taliban leader killed in Kunar

The Taliban's shadow district governor for Shigal was associated with top al Qaeda leader Qari Zia Rahman, and has been linked to the first female suicide bomber in Afghanistan.


ETIP leader killed in February Predator strike

Abdul Haq al Turkistani, the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party and a member of al Qaeda's Shura Majlis, was killed in a strike in Mir Ali.


Coalition continues pursuit of IMU commanders in the Afghan north

A Taliban district commander with links to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was among eight killed in a strike in Kunduz.