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US adds Taliban hawala, owner, and commander to terrorist list

The Treasury designation added the Pakistan-based Basir Zarjmil Hawala and its owner Haji Abdul Basir, along with a Taliban commander known as Qari Rahmat to the US government's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.


Quetta airbase attacks carried out by Pakistani Taliban, IMU

The spokesman for Omar Khalid Khorasani, the leader of the Taliban in Mohmand, said the Quetta airbase attacks were executed with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


Taliban laud Afghan soldier who killed US general

The Taliban described Rafiqullah, the Afghan soldier who killed Major General Harold Greene, deputy commanding general of Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, as a "martyr."


Fedayeen-i-Islam claims suicide assaults on Pakistani airbases

Fourteen members of the Fedayeen-i-Islam were killed during the latest assault on a Pakistani airbase.


Harakat-ul-Mujahideen 'operates terrorist training camps in eastern Afghanistan'

The jihadist group, which is tolerated by the Pakistani state and whose leader lives openly in Islamabad, is currently running training camps in eastern Afghanistan, the US State Department said.


US drone strike kills 5 'militants,' including foreigners in North Waziristan

The attack is the fourth by the US in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan since July 6; at least three al Qaeda leaders are thought to have been killed in one of the strikes.


Baloch jihadist group in southern Afghanistan announces death of commander

Junood al Fida, a jihadist group from Baluchistan, Pakistan that fights in Afghanistan, swore allegiance to the Taliban and called Ayman al Zawahiri its emir in July.


Herat police chief accuses Iran of ramping up attacks in western Afghanistan

Herat's chief of police accused Iran of supporting the Taliban's killing spree in the province, which included the murder of two Finnish aid workers.


Pakistan's ban of LWJ enters 3rd year

The Pakistani government has blocked The Long War Journal website from being accessed inside Pakistan. The censorship began sometime in July 2012, and continues to this day.


Well-connected jihadist tweets, then deletes, explanation of al Qaeda's oath to Mullah Omar

A Twitter user known as "Shaybat al Hukama" tweeted, and then quickly deleted, his explanation of al Qaeda's relationship with the Taliban. Al Hukama appears to be well-connected to al Qaeda media operatives and leaders.


Analysis: Mullah Omar addresses governance of Afghanistan, war against 'invaders' in new message

Mullah Omar discusses the Taliban's governance efforts at length in a message commemorating the end of Ramadan.


Pakistani officials, Taliban deny Adnan Rasheed was captured

Pakistani officials have said there was a "mix-up" and an al Qaeda explosives expert, and not Rasheed, was captured during a raid two weeks ago in South Waziristan.


Al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar

In the first edition of its new online newsletter, Al Nafir, al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The move is likely a response to the Islamic State's claim that it rules over a caliphate with its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, serving as the new caliph. Last week, al Qaeda released a video of Osama bin Laden discussing his oath of allegiance to Mullah Omar.


6 al Qaeda operatives thought killed in recent drone strike in Pakistan

Sanafi al Nasr, a top al Qaeda leader based in Syria, named three jihadists killed in the "Khorasan."


US drones target 'Punjabi Taliban' in North Waziristan strike

The US has launched three strikes in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the past 10 days, indicating that a top jihadist leader is thought to be operating there.


US launches another drone strike in North Waziristan

The strike is the second in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the past week.


Taliban calls for reconciliation in Syria, avoids mentioning Islamic State's caliphate

The Taliban's statement avoids any explicit mention of the Islamic State or its announced caliphate, even though the Islamic State has claimed that all Muslims must pledge allegiance to its leader.


US drone strike kills 6 'militants' in North Waziristan

The strike took place in an area of North Waziristan that has served as a command center for al Qaeda's military.


Taliban seize district in central Afghanistan, launch suicide assault in Kandahar

A district center in Ghor province was overrun by hundreds of Taliban, while the group sent more than a dozen fighters to attack the governor's compound and police headquarters in Kandahar City.


Taliban torch hundreds of fuel tankers in Kabul

A police official said more than 400 fuel and supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban last night in an attack on a trucking terminal just outside the Afghan capital.
 
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