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US Predators strike in al Qaeda haven of Datta Khel

Several "foreigners" are said to have been killed in the North Waziristan strike. The US has launched three attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas over the past week.


US designates Badruddin Haqqani as terrorist

Badruddin-Haqqani.jpgBadruddin is "an operational commander" in the Haqqani Network, sits on the Miramshah Regional Military Shura, and aids al Qaeda fighters operating in Afghanistan.


ISAF troops find French, Saudi passports during clash with al Qaeda cell in southeast

During a recent firefight in Qalat in Zabul province, 10 al Qaeda operatives were killed.


US Predators kill 4 in South Waziristan strike

The attack took place in an area controlled by Mullah Nazir, a Taliban leader supported by the Pakistani state. Nazir recently said he is "part of al Qaeda."


Al Qaeda appoints new leader of forces in Pakistan's tribal areas

Abdul Shakoor Turkistani, the leader of the Turkistan Islamic Party, is also in control of the terror camps. He was given the job just weeks before Osama bin Laden was killed.


Bin Laden directed al Qaeda's global operations from 'command center' in Pakistan

"Bin Laden remained an active leader in al Qaeda, providing strategic, operational and tactical instructions to the group," a top US official reports.


Taliban's Quetta Shura calls death of bin Laden a 'great tragedy'

"He was an indefatigable fighter against the Christian and Jewish aggressions in the Islamic World and was not sparing any effort in this cause," the official statement said.


Al Qaeda vows to avenge Osama bin Laden's death

Osama-bin-Laden-martyrdom-image-thumb.jpgThe terror group called for the Pakistani people "to rise up and revolt" against the government and "cleanse" the nation of Americans.


US Predators kill 13 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

"Foreigners" were among those killed in the al Qaeda hub of Datta Khel in Pakistan.


After bin Laden raid, Pakistan Army chief warns US against violating sovereignty, orders reduction of US forces in country

"Any similar action, violating the sovereignty of Pakistan, will warrant a review on the level of military / intelligence cooperation with the United States," a statement released by the Pakistani military said.


US airstrike targets Saudi al Qaeda commander in Yemen: report

Two mid-level al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commanders were reported killed in what is thought to be a US Predator airstrike.


'Good' Pakistani Taliban leader Nazir affirms membership in al Qaeda

"I am part of al Qaeda," the South Waziristan Taliban chieftain said. He also said "the mujahideen from Afghanistan will join forces with the Arabs" to wage jihad in the Middle East.


After bin Laden: who will lead al Qaeda?

Osama will be difficult to replace, but al Qaeda will choose a new emir from a cadre of top leaders with years of experience.


Pakistan critical of 'unilateral' US raid that killed Osama bin Laden

The Foreign Ministry denied any Pakistani involvement in the "unilateral action" and said bin Laden's wife and children are in Pakistani custody.


Afghan troops kill, wound 25 'foreign fighters' in Nuristan

Arabs, Chechens, and Pakistanis were among those killed and wounded during an Afghan operation in the district of Barg-e-Matal, the governor of Nuristan said.


Osama bin Laden's son also reported killed during raid in Pakistan

Khalid bin Laden, one of Osama's younger sons, was among those killed yesterday during the special operations raid that killed Osama in a fortified mansion in an upscale area of Abbottabad in Pakistan. Amal al Sadah, Osama's Yemeni bride, was wounded.


Al Qaeda emir Osama bin Laden confirmed killed by US forces in Pakistan

A small US team killed Osama bin Laden during a raid in Abbottabad in northwestern Pakistan. The US was in possession of his body, which has since been buried at sea.


Taliban announce beginning of their 'spring offensive'

Operation Badar will commence on May 1. The Afghan High Peace Council is singled out for its efforts to reconcile with the Taliban.


ISAF captures HIG's provincial commander for Khost

Special operation teams have hammered Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin's command in an area of Khost under the control of the Haqqani Network.


Yemeni government official doubled as al Qaeda operative, leaked assessment shows

Abdul-al-Salam-al-Hilal.jpgAccording to a leaked Gitmo intelligence assessment, Abd al Salam al Hilah was both a member of Yemen's Political Security Organization and al Qaeda. He "probably" had foreknowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, analysts concluded.