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Al Qaeda's paramilitary 'Shadow Army'

The 'Lashkar al Zil' or Shadow Army is comprised of al Qaeda, Taliban, and allied terror groups, and operates as a paramilitary force in Pakistan's northwest and in eastern Afghanistan.


Taliban insurgency expands into Punjab

Taliban fighters kill seven policemen in a complex assault on a police station in Mianwali district in Punjab province.


Pakistan's intel agency behind Mumbai attack: Indian FM

Foreign Minister Menon said the Mumbai attackers "were and remain clients and creations of the ISI." Banned Pakistani groups rally in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.


Suicide bomber kills more than 30 at Shia mosque in central Pakistan

More than 50 were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated in a crowd of worshipers outside a Shia mosque in Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab province. Al Qaeda affiliate Laskhar-e-Jhangvi is the likely suspect.


Taliban capture, release 30 security personnel in Swat

Police and Frontier Corps paramilitary troops have been released after promising not to take up arms. Ten NATO trucks were destroyed or damaged in Khyber while the supply route remains closed.


Taliban sever NATO supply line through Pakistan's northwest

A vital bridge in the Jamrud region just east of the Torkham border crossing in the Khyber Pass was blown up by Taliban fighters under the command of Hakeemullah Mehsud.


Pakistani forces regain control of region in Swat

Heavy fighting results in at least 45 civilians, 16 Taliban fighters, and four security personnel killed.


India's Mumbai evidence 'could be fabricated,' says Pakistani diplomat

Pakistan's top diplomat in Britain said the deadly Mumbai terror attack was planned outside of Pakistan.


Pakistani PM: Most of tribal areas 'cleared of the terrorists'

Gilani made the claim despite Taliban control of North and South Waziristan, Arakazi, Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur, and most of Kurram, as well as much of the Northwest Frontier Province. His chief adviser claimed government is in control of 98 percent of Bajaur.


Pakistan relaunches Swat operation

The military tries again to dislodge the Taliban from the district, where sharia courts are active.


Swat Taliban summon government officials to sharia courts

Mullah Fazlullah has ordered 43 political and tribal leaders to stand trial in front of a Taliban court and warned of "dangerous consequences" if they fail to show up.


US strikes al Qaeda in North and South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgMore than 20 people have been reported killed in dual strikes inside the Taliban-controlled tribal agencies.


Taliban rule Pakistan's 'valley of death'

The Pakistani government promises to restore control of Swat, where the Taliban are in full control and have implemented Islamic law.


Saudi al Qaeda operative involved in London bombings detained in Pakistan

Security officials said Zabi ul Taifi was among seven al Qaeda operatives captured during a raid in a village near the provincial capital of Peshawar.


Khyber Pass closed 'indefinitely' after Taliban attacks

A new operation is launched in an attempt to clear the route to Afghanistan of marauding Taliban forces. The pass has been closed five times since September 2008.


Pakistani Taliban: 'Suicide bombers are the atomic weapons of Muslims'

South Waziristan Taliban commander and child suicide bomber trainer Qari Hussain releases Taliban propaganda video to the press in the provincial capital of Peshawar.


Banned Pakistani terror group re-emerges under new name

Jamaat-ud Dawa, the banned front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba, renamed itself the Movement for the Safeguarding of the First Center of Prayer and held a protest in Lahore.


Fighting continues in Mohmand

Pakistani military claimed another 48 Taliban were killed during battles. New peace deals with the Taliban implemented in Hangu; talks underway in Swat.


Taliban assault military base in Mohmand

The Taliban attacked a Frontier Corps base in battalion strength; 40 Taliban fighters and 15 Frontier Corps troops reported killed; more than 25 troops reported missing. Four soldiers were mutilated in Bajaur.


Al Qaeda's operations chief in Pakistan killed in New Year's strike

Veteran al Qaeda leaders Osama al Kini and Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan were killed in the attack. The operatives were behind several major suicide attacks in Pakistan over the past two years.