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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.

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.