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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.


Saudi al Qaeda leader killed in Kunar airstrike

Abu-Hafs-al-Najdi.JPGAbu Hafs al Najdi, a Qaeda's operations chief in Kunar, was wanted by the Saudi government. ISAF said "more than 25 al Qaeda leaders and fighters" have been killed in Afghanistan over the past month.


Gitmo docs link Pakistani, Iranian, and Yemeni intelligence agencies to al Qaeda

The Matrix of Threat Indicators for Enemy Combatants document, one of hundreds released by WikiLeaks, described the intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Iran, and Yemen as "associated forces" that support al Qaeda.


Suicide bomber kills tribal leader, Pakistani troops in northwest

The attack took place the same day General Kayani claimed the terrorists' "backbone has been broken" and one day after a large Taliban force killed 16 troops in Dir.


Russian forces kill al Qaeda's envoy to the Islamic Causasus Emirate

Mohannad.jpgMuhannad commanded the International Islamic Battalion, the unit comprised of Arab and other foreign fighters. He also was the deputy military leader in Chechnya.


Taliban overrun security outpost, kill 16 Pakistani troops

More than 300 Taliban fighters attacked an outpost in Dir from across the border in Kunar province. The Taliban reportedly beheaded five of the Pakistani troops.


US Predators kill 25 in North Waziristan strike

The strike in the Mir Ali area is the first in more than a week, and took place just one day after Admiral Mullen completed a trip to patch up ties with Pakistan's military.


Libyan Islamic Fighting Group leader ambushed by Qaddafi's forces

A top Libyan Islamic Fighting Group leader known as Urwah was killed in an ambush by Colonel Muammar Qaddafi's forces earlier this month. Urwah was reportedly detained by Iran in 2004 but allowed to return to Libya to fight Qaddafi.


17 Taliban, 'foreign fighters' killed during hunt for al Qaeda commander in Kunar

The al Qaeda leader "commands and facilitates insurgents throughout the province and border region, directing weapons acquisition, movement, employment of fighters and equipment to Kunar for attacks against Afghan and Coalition forces."


Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Italy to Tunisia

The Italian government announced the deportation of a former Gitmo detainee to Tunisia. Adel Ben Mabrouk had been convicted of terrorism-related charges, but his sentence was commuted to time served because of his eight-year-long detention at Gitmo. Mabrouk went to Afghanistan to train and fight in early 2001 and was part of an al Qaeda cell that plotted to blow up Milan's Gothic cathedral.


Zawahiri's brother-in-law killed in Afghanistan

Osama Hassan was a member of the Egyptian Islamic Group and may have played a role in getting that group's external faction to merge with al Qaeda in 2006.


Taliban/IMU commander killed in airstrike in Afghan north

Mullah Abdul Fatah Haqqani commanded and controlled facilitation networks for "foreign fighters" in Baghlan.


ISAF captures IMU/Haqqani Network facilitators in Ghazni

One Haqqani Network commander "provided safe havens for foreign fighters traveling from Kunduz to Paktika province and Pakistan for tactical training and operations" while the other also worked for the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


Al Qaeda's commander for Kunar, several operatives killed in airstrike

Commander Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas, a Pakistani al Qaeda leader, and several of his fighters were confirmed to have been killed in an April 14 airstrike.


Suicide bomber detonates inside Indonesia mosque

The blast at a police mosque in Cirebon wounded 28 people, including a police chief.


Suicide bomber assassinates Kandahar police chief

Brigadier General Khan Mohammad Mujahid is the latest senior Afghan official murdered by the Taliban in its assassination campaign in the southern province.


Haqqani Network/IMU facilitator targeted in Afghan east

The commander "assists the networks with the acquisition, movement and employment [of] foreign fighters, including Iranians."