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Afghan, US forces target Haqqani-linked Taliban leader in Parwan

Qari Nazar Gul, the deputy shadow governor for Parwan province, is linked to the Haqqani Network and "transports weapons, fighters and suicide bombers" into Parwan and Kabul. Ten Taliban fighters, a US Special Forces soldier, and two civilians were killed during the raid.


ISAF confirms Taliban downing of US helicopter in Zabul

It is unclear if the downing of the US Blackhawk in Zabul province, which killed six US soldiers, was caused by RPGS or "if the low-flying aircraft set off a bomb hidden on the ground." Last year, the Islamic Jihad Union tested an anti-helicopter fragmentation mine with the intent of bringing down an Apache.


US adds Afghan Taliban deputy shadow governor to terrorist list

Qari Saifullah, whom the State Department described as a "Taliban shadow deputy governor and an operational commander in Zabul Province," also supports al Qaeda in southern Afghanistan.


Taliban suicide assault team kills ISAF soldier in eastern Afghanistan

Security forces gunned down the suicide assault team before it penetrated security at the base in Nangarhar. The Taliban took credit for the attack.


US drones kill 4 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

In the first strike recorded in Pakistan in a month, the US yet again struck at a target in an area administered by the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


Pakistani military, Taliban clash in North Waziristan after suicide attack

The Pakistani military claimed it killed 33 "militants" in the Mir Ali area, while the Taliban and Ansar al Aseer claimed the military launched reprisal attacks on civilians after a suicide bomber killed five soldiers.


Taliban eulogize Qari Hussain, chief of suicide and international operations

Qari-Hussain-martyr-tape-2.pngQari Hussain is thought to have been been killed in a US drone strike in January 2012. He served as the Taliban's "teacher of suicide bombers" and was involved in the Times Square plot and the suicide attack on the CIA in Afghanistan.


2 Guantanamo detainees transferred to Saudi Arabia

Both detainees were approved for transfer "subject to appropriate security measures" by President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force. Previously, Joint Task Force Guantanamo deemed both detainees "high" risks to the US and its allies and recommended that they be retained in US custody.


Ansarul Mujahideen kills 4 Pakistani troops in North Waziristan

The Pakistani terror group has carried out suicide and IED attacks in response to drone strikes that have killed the emirs of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and the Mullah Nazir Group, as well as a top Haqqani Network leader and members of the Turkistan Islamic Party.


Analysis: Afghan Taliban say drone strikes are proof US is a 'paper tiger'

The Taliban claim that the US' reliance on drones to target their leaders is not only ineffective, but also is evidence of American decline. The group uses Osama bin Laden's own words to describe the US as a "paper tiger."


US drones strike in Pakistan, kill 3 'militants'

An unnamed Punjabi jihadist is reported to have been killed in a strike in the Miramshah area, which is administered by the Haqqani Network.


Analysis: Targeted killing of Haqqani leaders a successful tactic that falls short of an effective strategy

The recent deaths of top Haqqani Network leaders Nasiruddin Haqqani and Ahmad Jan will hurt the organization, but without a comprehensive strategy to fight jihadist groups beyond the tactic of targeted killings, will not lead to its collapse.


US drone strike kills 3 Haqqani commanders in Pakistan's Hangu district

Three Haqqani Network commanders are reported to have been killed in a drone strike at a seminary in a settled area of Pakistan's northwest that appears to have targeted Sirajuddin Haqqani, the operational commander of the Haqqani Network. The strike is the first outside of the tribal areas in four years.


Ansarul Muhajideen suicide bomber kills 2 Pakistani troops

The group has claimed three other attacks against Pakistani troops so far this year. A spokesman said today's attack was executed to avenge Hakeemullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike.


Taliban claim credit for Kabul suicide attack

Yesterday's attack, which targeted the meeting site of the Loya Jirga that will vote on the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US, killed 13 Afghans.


Ansaru leader calls Zawahiri 'our good emir,' praises al Qaeda branches

Abu Usama al Ansari also describes Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar as the "Emir of the Believers." His group, Ansaru, was added to the US' list of terrorist groups on Nov. 13.


Haqqani Network emir eulogizes son killed in Pakistan

Jalaluddin Haqqani praises the "martyrdom" of his son, Nasiruddin, and reinforces his group's ties to Mullah Omar and the Afghan Taliban.


Afghan Taliban condemn the killing of Nasiruddin Haqqani

The Afghan Taliban's official statement confirms the death of Nasiruddin, reinforces the point that the Haqqani Network is part of the Taliban, and dents the narrative that the Haqqanis operate only in Afghanistan.


Senior Haqqani Network leader killed in Pakistan

naisruddin_i_crop.jpgNasiruddin Haqqani, a senior leader and financier in the al Qaeda-linked Taliban subgroup, is reported to have been killed during a clash in Pakistan.


US continues to claim al Qaeda's presence in Afghanistan is minimal

Although Obama administration officials and the military have stated for the past four years that al Qaeda has a minimal presence in Afghanistan, the group and its allies continue to sustain operations in the country.