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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.


Suicide bombers kill 5 in attack at Islamabad's Islamic university

The attacks are the first since the government's offensive was launched in South Waziristan. The military took control of a Taliban stronghold in the tribal agency.


Pakistan carefully advances in South Waziristan

Troops have surrounded Kotkai, the home town of Qari Hussain Mehsud. The Taliban claim to have inflicted heavy casualties on the Army.


Jundallah kills senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders

abdulmalik-rigi-thumb.jpgThe anti-Iranian regime resistance group claimed responsibility for killing 29 Iranians, including two brigadier generals in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and tribal leaders in the southeast.


Pakistan launches South Waziristan operation

At this early stage of the operation, 12 soldiers have been killed in IED attacks and gunbattles, and 11 Taliban fighters have been killed in airstrikes.


Analysis: What lies ahead in Waziristan

The military is set to take on the Taliban in South Waziristan, where the military has failed four times in the past. The operation will pit the Army and Frontier Corps against the Taliban's best fighters on terrain the Taliban have owned for years.


Suicide bombers attack police in Peshawar, kill 14

Two suicide bombers, including a female, attacked a police station and an intelligence headquarters in the provincial capital.


German al Qaeda leader sanctioned by US Treasury

noordinmtop-thumb.jpgGerman national Bekkay Harrach has been designated as a global terrorist for his activities in support of al Qaeda and its external operations network.


Terrorists assault three police centers in Lahore

The Pakistani Taliban assault teams attacked the Federal Investigation Agency building, the Manawan police training centre, and the Elite Force Headquarters.


Suicide bomber strikes police station in Pakistan's northwest

The Taliban have struck again, this time at a police station in Kohat. Ten policemen and civilians have been reported killed in the deadly attack.


US kills 4 in strike on Haqqani Network in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgFour Haqqani Network fighters have been reported killed in an airstrike in Danda Darpa Khel, the base of the Haqqani Network. The town has been hit four times since Aug. 20.


Ilyas Kashmiri survived last month's airstrike in Pakistan

The operational commander of the Harakat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami and Brigade 313 was thought killed in a Sept. 14 strike in North Waziristan. Kashmiri has granted an interview with a Pakistani reporter.


Rawalpindi attack mastermind previously arrested and released

Dr. Usman was arrested in October 2008 for his involvement in the September 2008 suicide attack on the Islamabad Marriott. He is a former soldier and has extensive links to Pakistani jihadi groups.


Suicide bomber kills 41 in Pakistan's northwest

The Taliban's terror counteroffensive is in full swing with the fourth major attack in seven days. A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in a bazaar in the district of Shangla.