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US drones target Haqqani Network in North Waziristan strike

Three Haqqani network fighters were killed in the attack, which took place in the same town where Mullah Sangeen Zadran is rumored to have been killed in another drone strike earlier this month.


US drones kill 7 in North Waziristan strike

The strike is the first in nearly three weeks, and targeted a militant compound in Shawal, a known jumpoff point for jihadists heading to Afghanistan.


Taliban assassinate senior Pakistani Army general in Dir

Major General Sanaullah commanded Pakistani army forces in Swat; Lieutenant Colonel Tauseef commanded the 33 Baloch Regiment. Both were killed in an IED attack in Upper Dir.


Pakistan to free Taliban leader Mullah Baradar

Mullah Omar's former deputy, who was detained in Karachi in 2010, will be freed in Pakistan, not Afghanistan.


Taliban confirm death of Badruddin Haqqani in drone strike last year

Badruddin.jpgThe Taliban, including Mullah Omar, eulogized Badruddin in a video released on their official website. Badruddin was thought to have been killed in a US drone strike in August 2012.


Mullah Sangeen Zadran, al Qaeda commander reported killed in drone strike

Mullah-Sangeen_Zadran-FMIG-video-Oct2012.jpgThe senior Haqqani Network commander and a Lashkar al Zil explosives expert are said to be among those killed in yesterday's strike in North Waziristan.


US drones kill 4 Haqqani Network fighters in North Waziristan strike

Today's strike is the second in Pakistan in six days. The Haqqani Network continues to operate freely in North Waziristan even though the group is closely allied with al Qaeda.


Ansarul Muhajideen kills 9 Pakistanis in IED attack in North Waziristan

The terror group's spokesman claimed the attack was carried out to avenge yesterday's US drone strike that is said to have killed four members of the Turkistan Islamic Party.


US drones kill 4 Turkistan Islamic Party fighters in Pakistan strike

The strike in Pakistan is the first reported in the country in more than a month. The Turkistan Islamic Party fighters were allied with Hafiz Gul Bahadar, who is considered by the Pakistani government to be a "good Taliban."


Taliban launch suicide assault on ISAF PRT in Ghazni

Members of the suicide assault team penetrated security at the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Ghazni. A Taliban suicide bomber also struck in the provincial capital of Helmand.


Taliban suicide assault team attacks Afghan Army base in Kapisa

The attack takes place just days after the governor of Kapisa said that the Taliban, HIG, and the Haqqani Network are in control of large areas of the province.


Afghan military claims dual-hatted Taliban and al Qaeda leader killed in ISAF airstrike

qari-zia-rahman.JPGThe Afghan military claimed Qari Zia Rahman was killed in an airstrike in Kunar, but the report is not confirmed. The wanted al Qaeda and Taliban commander has been reported killed in the past.


Treasury designates al Qaeda leader, madrassa

The US Treasury Department today designated al Qaeda's leader in the Sindh and Balochistan provinces, as well as the Ganj Madrassa in Peshawar, Pakistan. The madrassa is "controlled" by an al Qaeda facilitator who also serves the Taliban and recruits for Lashkar-e-Taiba.


Pakistani al Qaeda commander threatens government over execution of jihadists

Asmatullah-Muawiya.jpgAsmatullah Muawiya said the PML-N "will have to pay a price" if it carries out the executions of jihadists. Pakistan's interior minister said the government will carry out death penalties starting next week.


Islamic Jihad Union fighters attack US base, plant 'anti-helicopter' mine

The IJU continues to operate in eastern Afghanistan. The group said that fighters from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan as well as Pashtuns participated in attacks on US bases, and that the fighters have deployed a mine designed to down a US Apache.


US adds emir of Pakistan-based Mullah Nazir Group to list of global terrorists

Bahawal Khan, the leader of the Mullah Nazir Group who is considered to be part of the "good Taliban" by Pakistani officials, continues to support al Qaeda, runs training camps, and conducts operations in Afghanistan.


3 al Qaeda military 'training experts' killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The three al Qaeda trainers reported killed in the July 28 strike in North Waziristan hailed from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Yemen.


Pakistani Taliban assault prison, free hundreds of inmates

At least 30 "hardcore militants" have been freed in a complex suicide assault on a prison in Dera Ismail Khan. The attack was likely carried out by the Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's newly-formed Ansar al Aseer.


US drones kill Taliban, 'Arab' fighters in strike in North Waziristan

Four "Arab fighters" are reported to have been killed by the US in Pakistan's Shawal Valley. The drone strike is the first reported in Pakistan in two weeks.


Jundallah claims suicide assault on ISID headquarters in Sukkur

The Taliban and al Qaeda-linked group said the attack was executed to avenge the death of Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's deputy emir, who was killed in a US drone strike in May.