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Eight killed in North Waziristan airstrike

Several Al Qaeda operatives are believed to have been killed. The attack is the third straight in North Waziristan after previous strikes focused on South Waziristan.


Pakistan arrests top Swat Taliban spokesman, a military commander, and shura members

Haji Muslim Khan, Mahmood Khan, and Mufti Bashir Ahmad were among five detained in an operation in Swat. Haji Muslim Khan is one of the top four most-wanted Taliban leaders in Swat.


Haqqani Network commander killed in Sept. 8 strike

Maulvi Ismail Khan was among 12 killed in an attack on a compound in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.


Chaman border crossing closed to NATO traffic

A dispute between truckers and Pakistani border guards has caused the southern crossing to be closed for the second time in two weeks. The Taliban destroyed eight NATO fuel tankers outside Quetta.


12 killed in second US strike in North Waziristan

Today's strike puts this year's number of cross-border attacks against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Pakistan's northwest at 37. This exceeds last year's total of 36 attacks.


Senior al Qaeda leaders reported killed in North Waziristan strike

An unconfirmed report indicates that Ilyas Kashmiri and Mustafa al Jaziri were among seven killed in the latest Predator attack inside Pakistan.


US strike kills five foreign fighters in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe attack took place in Mir Ali, a stronghold of al Qaeda leader Abu Kasha al Iraqi. Today's strike is the 36th inside Pakistan this year, matching last year's total.


Pakistan targets Taliban camps in Arakzai

Strike aircraft hit 11 camps in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency; 20 Taliban fighters are reported to have been killed.


Pakistan kills 63 extremists in Khyber airstrikes

The military has claimed that 124 Lashkar-e-Islam fighters have been killed during the first five days of the operation to defeat the group in Khyber. No Pakistani troops have been reported killed in the fighting.


Taliban target Pakistan's religious minister

Federal Religious Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi was wounded and his driver was killed in a drive-by shooting in the heart of Islamabad.


Pakistani military launches operation in Khyber

The government claimed 40 extremists were killed and 43 captured, and three bases were destroyed. Past operations have failed to dislodge the Lashkar-e-Islam and the Taliban.


US, Afghan forces strike Haqqani Network bases

sangeen-zadran-thumb.JPGScores of Haqqani Network fighters have been killed during assaults on the terror group's bases in Khost and Paktika in eastern Afghanistan.


15 policemen killed in Swat suicide attack

The suicide bomber entered the training grounds at the Special Police Training Center in Mingora and detonated his vest. The attack is the latest in a string of attacks targeting Pakistan's security forces.


Pakistan Taliban take credit for Khyber suicide attack

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's new spokesman said the attack was aimed at the US. Zawahiri continues the call for jihad in Pakistan.


Suicide bomber kills 22 border guards at Torkham crossing in Pakistan

A teenaged bomber targeted the guards as they broke the Ramadan fast. Hakeemullah Mehsud pulled off his first major attack as the new leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.


US strikes Taliban compound in South Waziristan, 8 killed

The strike in Kanigoram is the second in that village this year. Eight Taliban fighters were killed in today's strike. Waliur Rehman Mehsud was the target of the attack.


New Taliban chief threatens US

Hakeemullah Mehsud said he would avenge Baitullah's death and would strike at the US. He has a history of successfully carrying out high-profile attacks inside Pakistan.


Baitullah Mehsud dead; Hakeemullah new leader of Pakistani Taliban

Hakeemullah-Mehsud-new-thumb.jpgHakeemullah and Waliur Rehman Mehsud confirmed that Baitullah died of wounds suffered in the Aug. 5 Predator strike. Waliur said Hakeemullah is the new Taliban leader.


Taliban leader challenges appointment of Hakeemullah Mehsud as group's leader

Waliur Rehman Mehsud claimed Baitullah deputed him to lead the Pakistani Taliban two months ago and also claimed that the Taliban council would name a new leader within five days. While a leadership struggle exists, reports of open fighting within the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan are incorrect.


Hakeemullah Mehsud appointed the new leader of Pakistani Taliban

Hakeemullah-Mehsud-3-thumb.jpgHakeemullah was appointed by the Taliban shura just days after Faqir Mohammed named himself the temporary leader of the group. The appointment gives new weight to claims that Baitullah was killed during an Aug. 5 Predator strike.