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IMU involved in suicide assault on Karachi airport

Both the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan have claimed the attack on Jinnah International Airport.


Pakistani Taliban launch assault on Karachi airport

The movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said the assault on the airport was launched to avenge the death of Hakeemullah Mehsud, its former emir.


Member of Taliban's elite Supreme Shura among 5 transferred to Qatar

Two court decisions provide insights into the career of Khairullah Khairkhwa, who is one of the five senior Taliban leaders recently transferred to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange 'won't help the peace process in any way' - Taliban spokesman

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated just after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the prisoner exchange might "be a new opening that can produce an agreement."


Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory'

In addition to a statement from Mullah Omar, the Taliban has posted pictures of the Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo. The pictures show the jihadist leaders being greeted by their supporters and families in Qatar.


Taliban says 'five senior leaders' have been 'liberated' from Guantanamo

The Taliban has released a statement on the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Taliban says that its five "prominent" leaders have been freed in exchange for an American soldier, and that it did not participate in direct negotiations with the US to complete the swap.


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo

The five Taliban commanders exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl were all deemed "high" risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. All of them were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. Two of them have been wanted for war crimes by the UN.


ISAF raids against al Qaeda and allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Mapping special operations forces raids against al Qaeda and allied groups in Afghanistan shows that al Qaeda's network has remained active in Afghanistan up until ISAF ceased issuing press releases on its targeting in June 2013.


Pakistani military strikes anger 'good Taliban' commander

Hafiz Gul Bahadar's "good Taliban" may end its peace deal with the Pakistani military and government after the military launched punitive raids in North Waziristan.


US drone strikes target Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in eastern Afghanistan

US airstrikes killed upwards of 10 jihadists in three airstrikes in the Nayzan district in Nangarhar province.


Taliban announce this year's spring offensive

The Khaibar offensive, like previous ones, will target both Coalition and Afghan personnel, and will include suicide attacks.


Taliban claim they shot down US warplane in eastern Afghanistan

A Taliban video shows fighters opening fire on what appears to be a C-130. ISAF has neither confirmed nor denied the claim that one of its aircraft has crashed or been shot down.


Head of Taliban's military commission resigns due to 'ill health'

Although Mullah Adbul Qayoum Zakir, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, has resigned as the military leader, he is still "a member of the Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate and is busy working in other important Jihadi works."


Afghan policeman guns down 3 Americans at hospital in Kabul

A police officer guarding the CURE hospital in Kabul turned his gun on Americans, killing three and wounding another.


Afghan Taliban confirms death of shadow governors for Kunar, Kandahar

Noor Qasim Sabari and Abdul Wasi' Azzam, the shadow governors of Kunar and Kandahar respectively, were killed in military operations over the past month.


Taliban's shadow governor for Kunar reported killed in US airstrike

Noor Qasim Sabari, the shadow governor of Kunar, is said to have been killed in a US airstrike along with seven senior commanders in the province.


Taliban continue to launch suicide assaults in Kabul

The Taliban launched two more suicide assaults in the Afghan capital of Kabul over the past 24 hours. The targets were an American charity and the Independent Election Commission.


Taliban claim suicide assault on Jalalabad police HQ

The Taliban suicide assault team stormed a police headquarters and killed the district chief and nine policemen while fighting off Afghan forces for six hours.


Ahrar-ul-Hind suicide assault team attacks courthouse in Islamabad

The jihadist splinter group has vowed to continue attacks in Pakistan regardless of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's negotiations with the government.


Pakistani Taliban announce ceasefire with government

The announcement took place the same day that 11 tribal policemen and civilians were killed in attack that targeted a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's northwest.