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Taliban claim responsibility for attack on Pakistan Army Headquarters

The Amjad Farooqi Group, a faction of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and an al Qaeda ally, took credit for the assault on the GHQ in Rawalpindi. Taliban fighters are holding military personnel hostage.


Terrorists assault Pakistani Army General Headquarters in Rawalpindi

Four attackers and six soldiers were killed in a battle outside the front gate of the General Headquarters in the military garrison city. Several of the terrorists escaped and are holding more than a dozen people hostage.


Suicide bomber kills 49 in Peshawar

The suicide attack is the second in one of Pakistan's major cities in four days.


Analysis: Al Qaeda is the tip of the jihadist spear

The editors of The Long War Journal take a look at the insurgency in Afghanistan through al Qaeda's eyes.


Suicide attack kills 17 outside Indian embassy in Kabul

"This was an operation which was planned by a state," Afghan officials said, referring to Pakistan.


Pakistani Army kills a most-wanted Swat commander

Sher Mohammad Qasab was on the Pakistani government's list of the 21 most-wanted in Swat; he commanded Taliban forces in the stronghold of Charbagh. Five of the top 21 are now in custody or are dead.


Three al Qaeda trainers killed in western Afghanistan

US and Afghan troops killed the embedded al Qaeda trainers in the western province of Herat.


Five killed in suicide attack at UN office in Islamabad

An explosion rocked the offices of the World Food Program in a secured region in Pakistan's capital. The Taliban have warned they would relaunch attacks nationwide if operations in the tribal areas are not halted.


Tahir Yuldashev confirmed killed in US strike in South Waziristan

tahir_yuldashev_3.jpgA Taliban commander said Yuldashev, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, was killed in the Aug. 27 strike in Kanigoram. The prospect of dying in a US strike "worried him a lot."


US, Afghan troops beat back bold enemy assault in eastern Afghanistan

dost-mohammed-thumb.JPGThe attack was led by Taliban commander Dost Mohammed and was aided by al Qaeda's Shadow Army, officials told The Long War Journal.


Taliban assassinate Bajaur tribal leader

Malik Abdul Majeed was gunned down while driving to meet with Pakistani officials about ejecting the Taliban from the Mamond region. Majeed is the tenth tribal leader to be assassinated in 10 days.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader thought killed in August strike in South Waziristan

Unconfirmed reports indicate Tahir Yuldashev was among those killed in a US airstrike in Kanigoram on Aug. 27.


Analysis: A look at US airstrikes in Pakistan through September 2009

civilian%20casualties_upd.jpgA look at the data on the US air campaign against Taliban and al Qaeda networks in Pakistan. Civilian casualties are surprisingly low while the most al Qaeda leaders have been killed in territories belonging to 'pro-government Taliban leader' Mullah Nazir.


US strike kills Haqqani Network and foreign fighters in North Waziristan

The US conducted its third airstrike inside Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal areas in the past 24 hours. Hakeemullah Mehsud's brother was reported killed an assault on a military base in Ramzak, while the Taliban released a video of Baitullah's corpse.


US aircraft strike in North and South Waziristan

The Haqqani Network was targeted in North Waziristan while a compound operated by local Taliban commander Ifran Mehsud was hit in South Waziristan.


Taliban, Frontier Corps clash in North Waziristan

The Taliban launched a rocket and ground assault on a military base in Ramzak as the government ponders an operation in Waziristan.


Suicide bomber kills Pakistani tribal leader

The suicide bomber targeted and killed a tribal leader who has spoken out against the Taliban. The attack is the third major Taliban strike in Bannu in five days.


Pakistan opens new terror camps after Mumbai assault

Less than a year after the Lashkar-e-Taiba launched the deadly terror assault on Mumbai, jihadi groups are opening more training camps in Pakistan.


Taliban suicide bombers strike in Pakistan's northwest

Twenty Pakistanis, including police oficers, were killed in attacks in Peshawar and Bannu.


US airstrike targets Haqqani Network in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgEight people have been reported killed in the latest US strike in Pakistan's tribal areas. The attack targeted a compound run by Ahmad Haqqani, one of Jalaluddin Haqqani's sons.