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Pakistani clerics endorse suicide bombings, reject proposed peace conference

tahir-ashrafi.jpgThe chairman of Pakistan's Ulema Council said suicide bombings should continue in "occupied" Muslim areas that do not have the atomic bomb. His rhetoric is identical to that of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.


US adds Mullah Nazir Group, subcommander to terrorism list

After sheltering and supporting al Qaeda for nearly a decade, the South Waziristan-based Mullah Nazir Group and one it its deputy leaders, Commander Malang, have finally been added to the State Department's terrorism list.


Multiple insurgents captured in raid targeting IMU leader

Six Afghan members of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan were captured in Kunduz two days ago. The IMU in Afghanistan continues to take orders from its Pakistan-based leaders.


Pakistan arrests Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader Malik Ishaq

The al Qaeda-linked leader has dodged numerous murder convictions by killing and intimidating witnesses. The Pakistani government released Ishaq from prison in 2011.


Former Taliban emir Faqir Mohammed reported captured by Afghan intel

Faqir, who led the Taliban in Bajaur, is said to have been captured in Nangarhar province.


Pakistani Taliban praise slain American, British jihadists

Inaam-TTP-martyrdom-video-SITE.pngPictures of an American identified as Inaam and a Brit known as Abbas are shown with top leaders of the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and other terrorist groups who have been killed while waging jihad across the globe over the past four decades.


2 al Qaeda operatives killed in latest drone strike in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike reportedly killed Sheikh Abu Waqas, a Yemeni explosives expert; Abu Majid al Iraqi; and four Uzbeks.


US drones strike in remote area of North Waziristan

Five people are reported to have been killed in the attack. The drone strike is the first to have been recorded in Pakistan in nearly four weeks.


Prominent al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike in 2012

Abd el Kader Mahmoud Mohamed el Sayed was a close advisor to al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri and served as a military commander in Afghanistan before he was killed. El Sayed was involved in the Luxor massacre and, while living in Milan, was recorded by Italian intelligence discussing terror plots against the West.


Taliban, IMU form Ansar al Aseer to free jihadist prisoners

The video featured Adnan Rasheed, a dangerous Pakistani jihadist who was freed in a jailbreak last year; Yassin Chouka, a wanted German commander in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan; and Abdul Hakeem, a previously unknown Russian IMU member.


Taliban suicide assault team hits Pakistani military camp

Thirteen Pakistani military personnel, 11 civilians, and 12 Taliban fighters are reported to have been killed. The Taliban said the attack was carried out to avenge the deaths of two senior commanders killed in recent US drone strikes.


Sidelined Pakistani Taliban commander back in good graces

The reconciliation between Faqir Mohammed and Abu Bakr, the new emir in Bajaur, shows that the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan is far from defeated and disorganized, as the Pakistani government has claimed. The Taliban's leaders were able to convene the shura, send a delegation to Bajaur to mediate the dispute, and organize the reconciliation of the factions in the tribal agency.


US adds wanted Saudi al Qaeda leader to terrorism list

Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al Khazmari al Zahrani, who is better known as Abu Maryam al Zahrani, is thought to be based in Pakistan and has been spotted in Iran.


New Taliban leader in South Waziristan vows to continue mission of emir killed in drone strike

A pamphlet released by the Mullah Nazir group announced that it would continue to follow in the footsteps of its slain emir, and named the top leaders of the group. Nazir has supported al Qaeda and waged jihad in Afghanistan.


Uzbek terror group kills 14 Pakistani soldiers in North Waziristan

The Mujahideen Ansar took credit for the IED attack in Razmak. The attack took place just one day after Hakeemullah Mehsud called for jihadists in North Waziristan to stop attacking the Pakistani military and focus efforts on NATO forces in Afghanistan.


'Key al Qaeda paramilitary commander' killed in recent drone strike in Pakistan

Sheikh Yasin Al Kuwaiti, who was killed in a US drone strike on Jan. 8, was a "key al Qaeda paramilitary commander" who was "very high up the food chain," a US intelligence official who tracks the terror group in Pakistan's tribal areas told The Long War Journal.


US drones launch 2 strikes in North Waziristan

Two compounds were hit in the Mir Ali area. The US has now launched six strikes in Pakistan so far this year.


US drones strike again in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgA Taliban commander loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadar was the target of the strike; 17 people, including a Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan commander who directed suicide operations, are reported to have been killed.


Taliban promise 'sacred jihad' if US forces remain in Afghanistan past 2014

The Afghan Taliban said they reject any security agreement that allows "even a single American soldier" to remain in country. "War and destruction will continue in the region" if US forces stay in Afghanistan after 2014.


Taliban name Mullah Nazir's replacement

Bahwal Khan, the new emir of the Mullah Nazir group, maintains close ties to al Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, and a host of terrorist groups, US intelligence officials told The Long War Journal. Additionally, the US intelligence officials denied that the Pakistani government or military aided in the killing of Nazir.