Results tagged “Pakistan”

Would you like to limit the tag results display to a specific section?

If you do, then pick any of the sections below:

Or simply go to the aggregated tag results from:



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.


'Good Taliban' leader Mullah Nazir killed in US drone strike

Nazir, who has professed his alligiance to al Qaeda, was killed along with several deputies in one of three strikes in North and South Waziristan over the past 24 hours. A separate strike killed Faisal Khan, a Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan commander, and two Uzbeks.


US drone strike kills 5 'militants' in South Waziristan

The remotely piloted Predators or Reapers fired four missiles at a compound in Mullah Nazir's territory. The strike is the first in 2013.


ISAF kills 'several' al Qaeda-linked fighters in Kunar raid

The northeastern Afghan province remains a stronghold for al Qaeda despite the surge in US forces. The US conducted 67 raids against al Qaeda and allied groups in Afghanistan in 2012.


Taliban execute 21 Pakistani policemen in Peshawar

Since June 2011, the Taliban have conducted three mass executions of Pakistani security personnel.


Pakistani Taliban release video refuting rumors of leadership rift

hakeemullah-waliur-rahman-Dec2012.jpgThe Pakistani Taliban leaders are seen sitting side by side. Hakeemullah Mehsud also said the Taliban are "willing to get our heads cut off for al Qaeda."


US drones strike in Pakistan's Shawal Valley

More than one-fifth of the drone strikes in Pakistan this year have taken place in the remote valley in North Waziristan.


Taliban suicide bomber attacks US base in Khost

An Afghan policeman and two civilians were killed in a blast outside of Forward Operating Base Chapman, which is known to host CIA operations.


Taliban suicide bomber kills Pakistani provincial minister

Bashir Ahmed Bilour, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was killed along with eight other people in today's attack in Peshawar.