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Taliban kill pro-government tribal leaders in Pakistan's northwest

The attack took place in Jani Khel, a region known to have hosted al Qaeda's executive council as well as an al Qaeda bank in the past.


Counterterrorism at the expense of counterinsurgency will doom Afghanistan and Pakistan: US officials

Shifting to a counterterrorism-heavy strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan will have disastrous consequences, according to US military and intelligence officials familiar with the region.


US airstrikes alone cannot defeat al Qaeda

US military and intelligence officials warn that al Qaeda maintains a robust network in northwestern Pakistan despite two years of targeted strikes.


Pakistani Army, Taliban clash in Waziristan

The Taliban claimed 45 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a battalion-sized assault in North Waziristan. The military claimed 26 Taliban fighters were killed in airstrikes in South Waziristan, while eight more were killed in North Waziristan.


Lashkar-e-Taiba chief again placed under house arrest

hafiz-saeed-2.jpgHafiz Saeed is placed under house arrest in Lahore for the second time in 10 months. Police filed charges against Saeed for preaching jihad and raising funds for terror activities just days ago.


Al Qaeda warns Germany

noordinmtop-thumb.jpgBekkay Harrach, alias Al Hafidh Abu Talha al Almani, warned that Germany would be attacked is Chancellor Merkel is re-elected and the country does not withdraw from Afghanistan.


Suicide bomber kills 33 in Pakistan's northwest

Thirty-three Pakistanis were killed and more than 50 have been wounded after a suicide bomber attacked a bazaar packed with civilians shopping for the end of Ramadan celebrations.


Two al Qaeda leaders reported killed in North Waziristan strike

Ilyas Kashmiri and Najmuddin Jalolov are said to have been killed during the Sept. 14 airstrike in the village of Turikhel near the town of Mir Ali in Taliban-controlled North Waziristan. The report is unconfirmed.


Pakistani Army captures wanted Swat Taliban military commander

Sher Mohammad Qasab is 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.


Commando raid in Somalia is latest in covert operations across the globe

US special operations forces have conducted four other such strikes in Pakistan, Syria, and Madagascar since 2006.


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.