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Pakistani Army enters key Taliban town

Soldiers have begun to clear the town of Makeen, where slain Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud based his operations.


Army retakes fort in South Waziristan

The Ladha Fort was abandoned by the Frontier Corps during the summer of 2008 after the Taliban besieged the region. The Army said 28 Taliban fighters have been killed during fighting over the past day.


US kills 4 in North Waziristan airstrike

predator-uav.jpgUnmanned aircraft targeted al Qaeda and Taliban operatives in the Mir Ali region.


Pakistani troops enter another Taliban-held town

Heavy fighting has been reported in Ladha as soldiers have entered the Taliban stronghold. Two suicide bombers were killed in Hangu.


Pakistan captures two Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan

Luqman-Ameen-Abdullah.jpgThe military said the towns of Kanigoram and China are secured and that Sararogha is in the process of being cleared. The Taliban claim to have conducted strategic withdrawals from the region and to be preserving their forces to fight "a long war."


Suicide bomber kills 34 Pakistanis in Rawalpindi

The blast took place in a high-security area populated by hotels and military installations. The government has offered bounties for Taliban leaders.


Pakistani Army surrounds major Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan

The military said Makeen and Sararogha are now surrounded while troops have cleared half of Kanigoram.


Haqqani Network, al Qaeda, behind attack on UN guesthouse in Kabul

The attack was a joint operation between the Haqqani Network and the Lashkar al Zil. Siraj Haqqani and Ajmal, a senior Lashkar al Zil commander, have been implicated by Afghan intelligence.


Fighting spreads in Pakistan's northwest

In Khyber, seven Pakistani troops were killed in an IED attack. In South Waziristan, 21 Taliban fighters and two soldiers were killed as the military closes in on Sararogha. And in Arakzai, 12 Taliban were killed in strikes.


Pakistani troops advance on Uzbek stronghold in South Waziristan

Soldiers are close to surrounding the town of Kanigoram, the scene of two Predator strikes this year. The passport of an al Qaeda operative involved in the 9/11 attacks has been found by the military at a camp in Sherwangi.


89 killed in car bomb attack in Peshawar

The car bomb took place in a crowded bazaar in the provincial capital. Hundreds are wounded. The blast leveled a mosque.


Kashmiri, Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives aided 2 Americans in foiled Danish terror plot

The senior al Qaeda military commander and two Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives aided two Americans as they plotted to strike at a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.


Taliban, Army clash throughout Pakistan's northwest

Recent clashes in South Waziristan, Bajaur, and Hangu have reportedly killed 46 Taliban fighters and 12 soldiers. The Taliban are reinforcing in South Waziristan via North Waziristan despite the military's peace agreement with Hafiz Gul Bahadar.


US strikes in Bajaur tribal areas, kills 27 Taliban, al Qaeda

The airstrike targeted a meeting of the Bajaur Taliban shura. Faqir Mohammed narrowly survived the attack. The attack is the first outside Waziristan since April.


Taliban strike in Peshawar, Mohmand

Fifteen Pakistanis were killed and 19 more were wounded, nine critically, in the latest strikes inside Pakistan.


Taliban strike near nuclear facility in Pakistan's Punjab

Seven people were reported killed and 12 more were wounded after a bomber detonated at a security checkpoint near the Kamra Air Weapon Complex in Attock.


Al Qaeda commander reported killed in US airstrike

Reports indicate a senior Egyptian operative may have been killed in North Waziristan. One report appears to be confusing Mustafa Abu Yazid, al Qaeda's top leader in Afghanistan and chief financier, with Abu Musa al Masri, an al Qaeda commander.


Map of Taliban control in Pakistan's northwest

NWFP-Red-Map-21Oct2009-thumb-tiny.jpgDespite a military offensive in South Waziristan, the Taliban still have considerable control and influence throughout all of northwestern Pakistan.


US airstrike targets al Qaeda in North Waziristan

Three jihadis were reported killed in an attack in the Mir Ali region, where al Qaeda is known to maintain bases and training camps.


Taliban retake town from Pakistani Army in South Waziristan

The Taliban have ejected the Army from Kotkai and inflicted heavy casualties. A spokesman claimed up to 45 soldiers were killed in the Taliban counteroffensive.