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Afghan Taliban releases statement condemning attack on Pakistani school

The Afghan Taliban has released a statement condemning the Pakistani Taliban's attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.


Pakistani Taliban assaults military high school in Peshawar

More than 100 high school students are said to have been killed as Taliban fighters fanned out and killed everyone in their path.


Taliban attacks in Afghanistan surge as Coalition ends combat mission

The Taliban launched suicide bombings, assassinations, IED attacks, and ambushes in the capital and four provinces over the weekend.


Al Qaeda commander reported killed in drone strike in Pakistan

The ongoing targeting of al Qaeda commanders in Pakistan's tribal areas refutes past claims by US officials that al Qaeda is "decimated" and that only two relevant leaders remain.


Pakistani army kills senior al Qaeda commander tasked with attacking the West

Pakistan claimed it killed Adnan Shukrijumah in a raid in South Waziristan. Shukrijumah, who was wanted by the US, was al Qaeda's operations chief for North America.


US airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan target Pakistani Taliban

Mullah Fazlullah, the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was the target of one of the three recent strikes in Nangarhar province.


Taliban assault Camp Bastion, storm foreign guest house in Kabul

The Taliban and Afghan security forces have been fighting inside Camp Bastion for three days. Hostages may have been taken in the attack in Kabul.


Haqqani Network launched suicide attack at soccer game, Afghan intel claims

The accusation is made as the US has extended the combat mission in Afghanistan for one year.


US launches drone strike in North Waziristan

Nine of the 19 drone strikes in Pakistan this year have occurred in the jihadist hub of Datta Khel in North Waziristan.


US military continues to claim al Qaeda is 'restricted' to 'isolated areas of northeastern Afghanistan'

A recent military report says that al Qaeda is bottled up in Kunar and Nuristan, but the global jihadist group is active in several other provinces.


Taliban splinter group releases photos of suicide bomber who attacked Pakistani border crossing

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar announced that a fighter known as Hanifullah executed the deadly suicide attack on Nov. 2 at the Wagah border crossing.


'Foreign militants' reported killed in latest US drone strike in Pakistan

Eight of the 18 US drone strikes in Pakistan since June 11 have occurred in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, which is a known hub for al Qaeda.


Suicide bomber strikes in Pakistan at border crossing with India

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a recently formed splinter group of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, and Jundallah both claimed credit for the suicide attack in Wagah that killed more than 50 people.


Arab, Haqqani Network commanders reported killed in latest drone strike in South Waziristan

Reports surfaced that an al Qaeda commander known as "Adil" was killed in the eighth recorded drone strike in Pakistan this year.


Taliban control 3 districts in Afghan provinces of Wardak and Kunduz

One of the districts was the location of the shoot down of a US helicopter that resulted in the deaths of 31 special operations personnel, including 17 US Navy SEALs, in 2011.


US State Department adds Pakistani Taliban leader to list of global terrorists

Khan Said, who is also known as Sajna Mehsud, "stated his continued commitment to terrorist activity" after parting with the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan earlier this year, the State Department said.


Taliban claims captured Haqqani leaders visited ex-Gitmo detainees in Qatar

The Taliban claims that two recently captured Haqqani operatives had recently met with members of the "Taliban Five" in Qatar. The Taliban Five is a group of senior Taliban leaders who were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year.


Senior al Qaeda leader reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

Abu Bara al Kuwaiti is a member of al Qaeda's General Command and was mentored by Atiyah Allah. The US killed Abu Bara in Nangarhar province, yet another indicator that al Qaeda is not confined to Kunar and Nuristan.


Taliban routs Afghan military convoy in ambush

The Taliban killed 22 policemen and soldiers and captured eight more, and also destroyed and seized several military vehicles and weapons during the ambush in Sar-i-Pul.


AQIS leader, 'good' Taliban commander killed in 2 US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas

Sheikh Imran Ali Siddiqi, a senior al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent leader, and Muhammad Mustafa, a Taliban commander loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadar, were reported killed in the strikes in Khyber and North Waziristan.
 
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