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Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan vows to defend 'good Taliban'




Pakistani Taliban launch assault on Karachi airport

The movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said the assault on the airport was launched to avenge the death of Hakeemullah Mehsud, its former emir.


Afghanistan accuses Lashkar-e-Taiba, 'foreign country,' of suicide attack that targeted presidential candidate




Member of Taliban's elite Supreme Shura among 5 transferred to Qatar

Two court decisions provide insights into the career of Khairullah Khairkhwa, who is one of the five senior Taliban leaders recently transferred to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


Pakistani tribes claim they will eject 'foreign fighters' from North Waziristan




Exclusive: Afghan villagers recall when Bergdahl stumbled into their midst




Official: 1,800 US Troops for Afghan Counterterror




Taliban video details Bergdahl prisoner swap




WikiLeaks document backs up US soldier's claim Bowe Bergdahl tried to contact Taliban




'They can move around freely,' Gulf official says of 5 freed Taliban commanders




How Obama convinced his spies to support the Taliban prisoner release




Afghan Government Wants Full Freedom for Five Taliban Leaders




Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange 'won't help the peace process in any way' - Taliban spokesman

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated just after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the prisoner exchange might "be a new opening that can produce an agreement."


Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source




Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory'

In addition to a statement from Mullah Omar, the Taliban has posted pictures of the Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo. The pictures show the jihadist leaders being greeted by their supporters and families in Qatar.


Taliban says 'five senior leaders' have been 'liberated' from Guantanamo

The Taliban has released a statement on the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Taliban says that its five "prominent" leaders have been freed in exchange for an American soldier, and that it did not participate in direct negotiations with the US to complete the swap.


Pakistani Military Attacks Kunar With Rockets, Helicopters




Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo

The five Taliban commanders exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl were all deemed "high" risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. All of them were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. Two of them have been wanted for war crimes by the UN.


Amid drawdown, fears of Taliban resurgence and economic collapse




ISAF raids against al Qaeda and allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Mapping special operations forces raids against al Qaeda and allied groups in Afghanistan shows that al Qaeda's network has remained active in Afghanistan up until ISAF ceased issuing press releases on its targeting in June 2013.