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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.

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.