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Pakistan condemns latest drone strike in North Waziristan

Today's attack in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan is the second by the US in two days. The strike took place in Datta Khel, a known hub of al Qaeda activity.


US drones target Haqqani Network in North Waziristan strike

Three Haqqani network fighters were killed in the attack, which took place in the same town where Mullah Sangeen Zadran is rumored to have been killed in another drone strike earlier this month.


US drones kill 7 in North Waziristan strike

The strike is the first in nearly three weeks, and targeted a militant compound in Shawal, a known jumpoff point for jihadists heading to Afghanistan.


Taliban ambush policemen in northern Afghan province

The Taliban ambushed Afghan forces just after the military ended what it claimed was a successful operation to clear the Wardoj district in Badakhshan. More that 20 Afghan policemen are reported to have been killed and an additional 24 are missing.


Taliban assassinate senior Pakistani Army general in Dir

Major General Sanaullah commanded Pakistani army forces in Swat; Lieutenant Colonel Tauseef commanded the 33 Baloch Regiment. Both were killed in an IED attack in Upper Dir.


Taliban launch suicide assault on US Consulate in Herat

The Taliban assault team breached the security perimeter and fought with Afghan security forces and US special operations forces before being killed.


Pakistan to free Taliban leader Mullah Baradar

Mullah Omar's former deputy, who was detained in Karachi in 2010, will be freed in Pakistan, not Afghanistan.


Taliban confirm death of Badruddin Haqqani in drone strike last year

Badruddin.jpgThe Taliban, including Mullah Omar, eulogized Badruddin in a video released on their official website. Badruddin was thought to have been killed in a US drone strike in August 2012.


Mullah Sangeen Zadran, al Qaeda commander reported killed in drone strike

Mullah-Sangeen_Zadran-FMIG-video-Oct2012.jpgThe senior Haqqani Network commander and a Lashkar al Zil explosives expert are said to be among those killed in yesterday's strike in North Waziristan.


US drones kill 4 Haqqani Network fighters in North Waziristan strike

Today's strike is the second in Pakistan in six days. The Haqqani Network continues to operate freely in North Waziristan even though the group is closely allied with al Qaeda.


Taliban suicide team hits base at border crossing with Pakistan

The fighting forced the closure of the Torkham-Jalalabad road in Nangarhar, a key route from Afghanistan that is used to ferry NATO supplies from Pakistan. Dozens of trucks carrying fuel and supplies for NATO forces were destroyed.


Ansarul Muhajideen kills 9 Pakistanis in IED attack in North Waziristan

The terror group's spokesman claimed the attack was carried out to avenge yesterday's US drone strike that is said to have killed four members of the Turkistan Islamic Party.


US drones kill 4 Turkistan Islamic Party fighters in Pakistan strike

The strike in Pakistan is the first reported in the country in more than a month. The Turkistan Islamic Party fighters were allied with Hafiz Gul Bahadar, who is considered by the Pakistani government to be a "good Taliban."


Taliban killed 15 Afghan policemen in ambush

Three major clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces have been reported on the Herat-Kandahar highway over the past two weeks.


Taliban launch suicide assault on ISAF PRT in Ghazni

Members of the suicide assault team penetrated security at the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Ghazni. A Taliban suicide bomber also struck in the provincial capital of Helmand.


Taliban suicide assault team attacks Afghan Army base in Kapisa

The attack takes place just days after the governor of Kapisa said that the Taliban, HIG, and the Haqqani Network are in control of large areas of the province.


Afghan military claims dual-hatted Taliban and al Qaeda leader killed in ISAF airstrike

qari-zia-rahman.JPGThe Afghan military claimed Qari Zia Rahman was killed in an airstrike in Kunar, but the report is not confirmed. The wanted al Qaeda and Taliban commander has been reported killed in the past.


Treasury designates al Qaeda leader, madrassa

The US Treasury Department today designated al Qaeda's leader in the Sindh and Balochistan provinces, as well as the Ganj Madrassa in Peshawar, Pakistan. The madrassa is "controlled" by an al Qaeda facilitator who also serves the Taliban and recruits for Lashkar-e-Taiba.


Australian, ISAF troops hunt down Afghan soldier involved in 2011 green-on-blue attack

Ghazi-Muhammad-Rozi.pngMohammed Roozi, who wounded three Australian soldiers and two Afghan troops in an attack in Uruzgan, was killed in the northern province of Takhar.


Pakistani al Qaeda commander threatens government over execution of jihadists

Asmatullah-Muawiya.jpgAsmatullah Muawiya said the PML-N "will have to pay a price" if it carries out the executions of jihadists. Pakistan's interior minister said the government will carry out death penalties starting next week.