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Haqqani Network facilitator arrested on plane bound for Saudi Arabia

Afghan officials forced an airplane to return to Kabul International Airport to arrest a Haqqani Network facilitator and three associates.


Pakistani Taliban enlist 6 local groups in Wana region of South Waziristan

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has announced that several Taliban groups based in areas under the command of Mullah Nazir have joined its ranks. Also, the Taliban spokesman denied that top commanders Hakeemullah and Qari Hussain Mehsud were killed in recent Predator strikes.


US kills 14 'militants' in pair of strikes in North Waziristan

Predators and Reapers hit terrorist havens in Miramshah and Datta Khel. Five "foreigners" were reported killed.


Suicide bomber kills 60 at mosque in Pakistan's northwest

The blast in Darra Adam Khel is the latest in a string of bombings and suicide attacks at religious sites in Pakistan. The Taliban claimed the attack.


US Treasury sanctions leaders of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba

Massod Azhar, the leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders Azam Cheema, a top military commander, and Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, a political official, were placed on the US list of specially designated global terrorists.


US Predators kill 13 terrorists in 3 strikes in North Waziristan

Three strikes took place in the Miramshah, Datta Khel, and Mir Ali areas, all terrorist strongholds.


'Foreign fighter' cell leader captured in central Afghanistan

The commander led a cell of approximately 50 foreign fighters in the central province of Wardak.


8 Germans killed in Oct. 4 Predator strike in North Waziristan identified

The Germans were members of the Islamic Jihad Group. An operational commander, a financier, and an expert bomb maker were among those reported killed.


US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North Waziristan

Two missiles were fired into a compound that had "become a hub of militants' movement" in North Waziristan.


ISAF: Haqqani Network suffered heavy losses in assault on Paktika outpost

Yesterday's attack on Combat Outpost Margah resulted in the deaths of an estimated 78 Haqqani Network fighters. The assault shows the Haqqani Network remains robust despite heavy targeting by special operations forces.


US Marines launch operation against Taliban stronghold near the Pakistani border

US and Afghan forces have moved on the border town of Baramcha, a known safe haven and transit point for al Qaeda and the Taliban from Pakistan.


Analysis: Al Qaeda martyrdom tape shows nature and extent of terror group's reach in Afghanistan

Winds-5-As-Sahab-thumb.JPG"Winds of Paradise - Part 5" eulogizes five al Qaeda commanders who fought in seven of Afghanistan's provinces and are representative of the unnamed leaders who serve as the terror group's deep bench.


US Predators kill 7 'militants' in Datta Khel strike

Three Arabs are reported to have been among those killed in the al Qaeda hub in North Waziristan.


US kills 6 in pair of Predator strikes in North Waziristan

The pair of strikes are the first in nine days. One of the strikes took place in Datta Khel.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander killed in Afghan north

Qari Mahmad Umar, a shadow district governor in Takhar, was also a senior leader in the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


5 killed in bombing at shrine in eastern Pakistan

A remotely triggered bomb was detonated this morning at a Sufi and Hindu shrine in the city of Pakpattan in Punjab province.


Siraj Haqqani sheltering in Kurram, near area of US helicopter strikes

The operational leader of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network is thought to have been in the same area in Pakistan where US Apache helicopters carried out cross-border attacks last month. Siraj's presence in part sparked the Pakistani military's outrage over the incursion.


Taliban bomb mosque in Peshawar, kill 5

The attack is the Taliban's latest in a long string of attacks at religious institutions in Pakistan. The Taliban have also stepped up attacks against security forces, killing 17 soldiers and paramilitary troops over the past week.


Al Qaeda IED cell member properly detained at Gitmo, judge finds

A DC district judge denied the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by an Afghan detained at Gitmo. The judge's decision and declassified memos produced at Gitmo indicate that the detainee, known as Obaydullah, was a member of an al Qaeda IED cell tasked with attacking US forces.


Taliban step up attacks in South Waziristan

Eight Pakistani soldiers have been killed in attacks since Oct. 15, and another was captured.