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'Foreigners' among 7 jihadists killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The strike took place in the Shawal Valley, a jihadist hub that spans both North and South Waziristan.


Islamic State appoints leaders of 'Khorasan province,' issues veiled threat to Afghan Taliban

The governor is a former leader in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and his deputy is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay and Taliban commander in Afghanistan.


Pakistan falsely claims it takes 'immediate action' against terror groups listed by the UN

Although numerous news outlets have reported that the Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa have been banned in Pakistan, no official announcement of the group's status from the government or Ministry of Interior has been released.


Ex-Gitmo detainee leads contingent of Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan

Mullah Raouf Khadim, an ex-Guantanamo detainee, leads a contingent of fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Helmand, Afghanistan. Raouf and another top Taliban commander were previously forced out of their positions in the Taliban's hierarchy. According to a leaked threat assessment, the jihadist had ties to at least two members of the so-called "Taliban Five."


Analysis: Reported ban of Haqqani Network unlikely to end Pakistan's support of group

Groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba have previously been banned in Pakistan, but continue to receive the support of the military and intelligence establishment.


US drones kill 2 'Uzbeks' in South Waziristan

Seven "militants" are reported to have been killed in a strike on a compound in an area administered by Sajna Mehsud.


Pakistani Taliban splinter group again pledges allegiance to Islamic State

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group released a nearly 17-minute video again pledging its allegiance to the Islamic State. The group primarily consists of low to mid-level former Pakistani Taliban officials from Khyber, Arakzai, Bajaur, Hangu, and Dir in Pakistan, and from Kunar, Logar, and Nangarhar in Afghanistan.


US adds Mullah Fazlullah to list of global terrorists

Fazlullah has presided over the fracturing of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which remains a dangerous terrorist group.


34 Taliban shadow administrators reported killed or captured in Afghanistan in 2014

Seven shadow governors were among those killed. The Taliban suffered losses in 17 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces.


The Islamic State's curious cover story

The cover story of the Islamic State's recently released issue of Dabiq, an English-language magazine, is written by an alleged al Qaeda defector known as Abu Jarir ash-Shamali. The group has been trying to win over al Qaeda's and the Taliban's supporters, but Shamali's piece criticizes Osama bin Laden's jihadist legacy and the Taliban. Shamali also provides new details about how al Qaeda is currently structured.


US drones hit 'good Taliban' commander's compound in North Waziristan

The Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group was the target of the attack, and a "high-value target" is reported to have been killed.


Taliban video highlights training camp, operations in Kunar

The Taliban have released videos of two training camps in northern Afghanistan over the past two weeks.


US targets emir of Punjabi Taliban in pair of drone strikes in North Waziristan

Asmatullah Muawiya is said to have been targeted in one of the two strikes that took place today in Shawal area of North Waziristan in Pakistan.


4 Gitmo detainees transferred to Afghanistan are veteran insurgents, files allege

On Dec. 20, the Defense Department announced the transfer of four Afghans to their home country. Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) deemed all four to be "high" risks to the US, its interests and allies. All four are veteran insurgents, according to JTF-GTMO.


Taliban publicize training camp in northern Afghanistan

The Taliban are training fighters in Faryab province and have overrun Khamyab district in Jawzjan province.


US drones strike in jihadist stronghold in North Waziristan

The Pakistani military claimed it "cleared" the Datta Khel area in September 2014 as part of operation Zarb-e-Azb. The US has launched seven drone strikes in Datta Khel since then.


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.
 
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