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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.

Joint forces assault al Qaeda base in Afghan East

US and Afghan forces killed 18 extremists and detained one during a raid on an al Qaeda base in the mountains in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan. An al Qaeda commander was the target of the attack.

Taliban commander involved in Nuristan attack thought killed

Afghan officials said Mullah Abdul Rahman Mostaghni, a district-level commander, was killed in a raid over the weekend. The US military has not confirmed the report.

Pakistani commandos break siege on Army headquarters

The Taliban penetrated security at Army General Headquarters and shut down operations for 18 hours. Twenty-five hostages were freed and three more were killed; four Taliban fighters were killed during the early morning assault.

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.