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Afghan and US forces destroy Haqqani Network training camp in Khost

Eighteen Haqqani Network fighters were killed during an Aug. 4 raid on a "stronghold in the remote mountains" in eastern Afghanistan.


Baitullah Mehsud's wife killed in Predator attack

predator-uav.jpgPredators hit a compound in Makeen owned by Baitullah's father-in-law. Relatives said Baitullah's second wife and two Taliban fighters were killed in the strike.


Pakistani high court suspends case against Hafiz Saeed

hafiz-saeed-2.jpgThe government's petition to keep the Lashkar-e-Taiba leader under house arrest has been suspended "indefinitely."


Pakistan charges Sufi Mohammed with treason

The leader of the pro-Taliban TNSM and architect of the most recent peace agreement in Swat is being charged, along with seven others, with treason, inciting rebellion, terrorism, waging war, and conspiracy against Pakistan.


Uighur terrorist leader threatens attacks against Chinese interests across the globe

Abdul Haq al Turkistani, the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party and a member of al Qaeda's Shura Majlis, threatened to attack Chinese embassies worldwide and also interests within China.


Anti-Taliban tribal militia leader assassinated in Pakistan's northwest

The Taliban assaulted the home of a tribal leader who opposed the Taliban presence in Shangla. The tribal leader is the latest to be killed for supporting the government.


Taliban suicide bomber kills two troops in North Waziristan

The Taliban also targeted security forces in Peshawar, Mohmand, Swat, and Khyber. Four more security personnel were beheaded and three more were seriously wounded in Pakistan's violent northwest.


Pakistan strikes Taliban camps in Khyber

Twenty Taliban fighters were reported killed during airstrikes on four camps, including a suicide training center in the Tirah Valley. US forces in Afghanistan pursued Taliban fighters into this region late last year.


Pakistan detains radical cleric Sufi Mohammed

The leader of the Radical TNSM was arrested after meeting with the banned group's shura in Peshawar.


Pakistani jihadis deny Osama bin Laden's son killed

The Taliban commanders said Sa'ad is fighting in Afghanistan and no members of Osama's inner circle have been killed.


Swat Taliban leader 'alive, healthy and has never been wounded' - spokesman

Shah Doran, Fazlullah's deputy, has been reported killed. Muslim Khan, the spokesman for Fazlullah, said the Taliban are prepared to retake Swat.


Osama bin Laden's son thought killed in Predator strike

Sa'ad bin Laden is believed to have been killed in a US Predator airstrike in Pakistan's tribal areas. The report has not been confirmed.


Anti-Baitullah Taliban groups merge, appoint new leader

The Abdullah Mehsud group has been reorganized under the command of Ikhlas Khan.


US Predator strikes in Pakistan: Observations

A look at the trends in the US air campaign against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Mullah FM back on the air in Swat

Taliban commander Mullah Fazlullah returned to the airwaves, casting further doubts he is near death.


US, Afghan forces overrun Haqqani Network 'encampment' in Paktia

US and Afghan forces raided a large base run by the Haqqanis in a remote mountainous region that straddles the Khost-Gardez Pass.


US Predator strikes in North Waziristan, kills 5

Today's strike killed five Taliban fighters. The attack is the first to take place outside South Waziristan since May 16.


Haqqani Network threatens to execute captured US soldier

Afgh-missing-US-soldier-flyer-thumb.jpegMullah Sangeen, a senior commander in the Haqqani Network, threatened to kill a captured US soldier unless Coalition forces end operations in two districts in Paktika and Ghazni provinces in eastern Afghanistan.


South Waziristan offensive 'punitive,' not counterinsurgency

The Pakistani military is attempting to isolate and destroy Baitullah Mehsud, and does not intend to conduct a counterinsurgency in South Waziristan.


Tribal force kills 23 Pakistani Taliban

A local lashkar attacked a large Taliban force in the Mohmand tribal agency. Tribal militias have had little success against the Taliban in the past.