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President Obama informed Congress that the US military has taken direct action against Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, and against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen. The Pentagon said the information was made public because of the "growing significance" of the US military's actions in these areas in the US's "overall counterterrorism effort."
A federal court sentenced Haji Bagcho, an Afghan drug kingpin, to life in prison for conspiring to sell heroin in the US and use the proceeds to fund the Taliban. His heroin transactions in over 20 countries had supported Taliban military activities in eastern Afghanistan as well as the Taliban governor for Nangarhar province.