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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.

Mumbai handlers in Pakistan cheer after ordering murders over phone

Six Pakistani handlers are recorded giving orders to murder civilians, being asked to remain on the phone, and cheering after the killings, according to the Indian dossier. Former ISI chief Hamid Gul is one of the handlers.

Pakistan sacks senior adviser for disclosing Mumbai attacker's identity

Prime Minister Gilani fired his national security adviser after he went of Indian television and confirmed the captured Mumbai attacker is a Pakistani citizen.

All the news that fits

The story of Muhammad Saad Iqbal, a former Guantanamo detainee, is far more complicated than The New York Times lets on.

10 killed in suicide bombing in northwestern Pakistan

Explosives, suicide vests seized in region. Sharia declared in Bannu. NATO supply route partially reopened.

US hits South Waziristan in second strike

Latest attack hits Taliban operating from a school in Baitullah Mehsud's tribal areas. Four Taliban fighters reported killed in the strike.

The State of Jihad: 2008

LWJ-Globe.jpgThe Long War Journal's roundup of the major developments in the primary and secondary theaters during the past year.

US kills 4 al Qaeda operatives in South Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgUnmanned aircraft targeted a vehicle in Karikot, the location of the last strike in 2008. All of those killed or wounded were from Turkmenistan.

Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives directly linked to Mumbai

Zarar Shah admits role in Mumbai attacks; Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi is caught on tape communicating with Mumbai attackers.

Pakistan shuts down NATO supply line through the Khyber Pass

The military launches an operation in the Jamrud region outside of Peshawar, where the Taliban has taken control. This is the third time the route has been closed since September.

Pakistani military continues to withdraw from the tribal areas

More troops are being pulled from Bajaur, Mohmand, and the North and South Waziristan tribal agencies. Another division is thought to be leaving the northwest.