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13 Taliban fighters killed in US airstrikes in Pakistan

predator-uav.jpgA Taliban leader responsible for training suicide bombers is reported to be among those killed during the pair of airstrikes in Baitullah Mehsud's tribal areas.


Haqqani Network captures US soldier in Afghanistan

Mullah Sangeen Zadran, a senior lieutenant to Sirajuddin Haqqani, took credit for the kidnapping and said the soldier's fate is in the hands of the Taliban leadership.


US sanctions Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba and al Qaeda leaders

Four terror leaders are singled out, while Pakistani terror groups in Kashmir and the Northern Areas are thriving.


Pakistani Army rejects North Waziristan operation

The military dropped pamphlets over the Taliban-controlled tribal agency, announcing the peace agreement is intact and saying the military would retaliate only if attacked.


Coalition strikes at Haqqani Network in eastern Afghanistan

Dozens of fighters led by Siraj Haqqani have been killed or captured over the past several days. The US military calls the Haqqanis "one of the most lethal Taliban organizations operating out of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas."


Taliban end North Waziristan peace agreement

The government and military have purposefully avoided a confrontation with Hafiz Gul Bahadar and the Haqqani Network, but may get one anyway.


Taliban kill 12 soldiers in North Waziristan ambush

The ambush capped a bloody weekend in the Waziristan region, where the military has yet to take on Baitullah Mehsud in a full-fledged ground offensive.


Pakistan places bounties on Baitullah and other senior Taliban leaders

Faqir Mohmmed, Qari Hussain Mehsud, Hakeemullah Mehsud, and Omar Khalid top the wanted list, but Siraj Haqqani, Hafiz Gul Bahadar, and Mullah Nazir are absent.


Taliban commanders survive US airstrike at funeral

Qari Hussain Mehsud and Mullah Sangeen survived Tuesday's airstrike that was aimed at South Waziristan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.


Senior Taliban leaders targeted in yesterday's Predator strikes

Baitullah Mehsud, Qari Hussain Mehsud, and Mullah Sangeen Zadran were the targets of the follow-on Predator attack in South Waziristan that killed 83 Taliban fighters. Sangeen and Qari Hussain were reported killed, although this has not been confirmed.


Scores of Taliban killed in second US strike in South Waziristan

Predators fired on the funeral of a Taliban commander near Baitullah Mehsud's stronghold in Makeen. More than 65 Taliban fighters were reported killed in the attack.


Six killed in US Predator attack in South Waziristan

The latest US airstrike in Pakistan's tribal areas hit a compound in Ladha, a region run by Baitullah Mehsud.


Baitullah's rival killed in Dera Ismail Khan

One of Baitullah Mehsud's followers shot and killed Qari Zainuddin Mehsud in Dera Ismail Khan. Zainuddin had denounced Baitullah and claimed he would fight alongside the military against Baitullah in South Waziristan.


Pakistani aircraft pound Taliban in South Waziristan

More than 30 Taliban fighters are reported to have been killed in air and artillery strikes against Baitullah Mehsud's followers in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency.


Senior Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders meet with Baitullah

Siraj Haqqani, Abu Yahya al Libi, Abdul Haq, and two senior Taliban commanders met with the Pakistani Taliban chief to advise him to redirect his activities toward Afghanistan. The meeting took place the same week the US and Pakistani military launched airstrikes in South Waziristan and wounded a senior terrorist leader.


Pakistani military begins ground phase of South Waziristan offensive

More than 30 of Baitullah Mehsud's Taliban fighters are reported to have been killed in ground and air attacks.


Pakistan arrests Sufi Mohammed: report

Sufi Mohammed, the pro-Taliban cleric behind the Malakand Accord, is reportedly in custody in Peshawar. He is the latest TNSM leader to be rounded up.


US strikes target Mullah Nazir in South Waziristan

Separate Predator attacks targeted a training camp and a madrassa in the tribal areas run by the South Waziristan Taliban warlord.


Pakistani military facing tougher fight in northwest than reported

An Indian intelligence briefing obtained by The Long War Journal claimed that 370 Pakistani troops have been killed and 900 have deserted since the operation to root out the Taliban in the Swat Valley began in April.


Analysis: Waziristan operation to focus on Baitullah Mehsud

The Pakistani military appears to have a limited objective in the pending operation in South Waziristan. The Haqqani Network and Taliban leaders Hafiz Gul Bahadar and Mullah Nazir are not being mentioned by Pakistani officials, and efforts are underway to keep them out of the fight.