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Predators kill 8 in South Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgThe strike hit a compound used by al Qaeda-linked fighters.


US Predators kill 12 'militants' in North Waziristan

The attack took place in an area used by the Taliban to stage attacks across the border in Afghanistan.


Senior Shabaab commander rumored to have been killed in recent Predator strike

Ibrahim al Afghani fought in Afghanistan, traveled to Pakistan, is linked to top al Qaeda and Shabaab leaders, and is mentioned in the GITMO documents. The report of Afghani's death is unconfirmed.


US intel believes Kashmiri killed in June Predator strike

Ilyas Kashmiri, a top military commander and strategist, was targeted in a June 3 Predator strike in South Waziristan.


Taliban step up cross-border attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The latest attacks in Kamdish in Afghanistan and Dir in Pakistan highlight the Taliban's ability to carry out large attacks in remote areas of both countries.


Taliban, Pakistani troops clash in Miramshah

The fighting is not related to a much-anticipated Pakistani offensive in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan, a US intelligence official said.


US Predators strike terrorist 'guesthouse' in North Waziristan

"Foreigners" were said to be sheltering at the Mir Ali guesthouse where today's attack took place.


Suicide attack kills 35 Iraqis north of Baghdad

The attack is the latest by al Qaeda in Iraq against government installations.


Turkish jihadist commander executed by the Taliban in Waziristan: report

Abu Zarr fought in the Caucasus for 15 years before traveling to Afghanistan and joining the Taifatul Mansura. The Taliban executed him for ordering the deaths of two "foreign fighters."


The Gitmo Files: al Qaeda's alleged primary financial manager

Haji-Wali-Mohammed.jpgAccording to a leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo threat assessment, a current detainee named Haji Wali Mohammed was al Qaeda's "primary financial manager." Haji Wali also allegedly worked for the Taliban, and purchased missiles for Osama bin Laden with support from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency.


ISAF airstrike kills senior Haqqani Network commander involved in Kabul hotel attack

Ismail Jan provided "material support" to the suicide assault team that attacked the Intercontinental just two days ago. ISAF also confirmed the assault was carried out by the Kabul Attack Network.


Taliban suicide assault team attacks hotel in Kabul

A suicide assault team penetrated security at the Intercontinental and has opened fire on guests. Foreigners are the target of the operation.


Special operations forces capture burka-clad Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in Afghan north

The senior commander was captured during a night raid in Kunduz. The IMU has been targeted by special operations forces in seven raids so far this month.


Fedayeen-e-Islam commander killed in North Waziristan: report

Shakirullah Shakir was gunned down in Miramshah, according to reports. He has claimed several suicide attacks and boasted that more than 1,000 suicide bombers are currently training in three camps in Mir Ali in North Waziristan.


US Predators kill 21 in South Waziristan strikes

The strikes are the first in a week. The US has executed 12 Predator strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas this month, the highest total since December 2010.


Taliban use females in recent suicide attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Taliban forced an eight-year-old girl to attempt a suicide attack in Afghanistan, and a husband and wife suicide team attacked a police station in Pakistan.


Suicide bomber attacks hospital in eastern Afghanistan

More than 30 people, including medical personnel and patients, were killed after a suicide bomber deliberately rammed an SUV packed with explosives into a hospital in Logar.


Special operations forces capture 5 al Qaeda operatives in Afghan southeast

The raid took place in Ghazni province. The targeted facilitator operates in Pakistan, plans operations, and shuttles money and fighters into both Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Bin Laden's courier tied to Pakistani-backed terror group

The New York Times reports that Osama bin Laden's courier was found to be in contact with members of Harakat ul Mujahedin (HUM), a terrorist organization long backed by Pakistan's spy agency. Leaked Guantanamo files provide more details about the relationship between HUM and al Qaeda.


DC district court denies former Taliban governor's habeas petition

Khirullah-Said-Wali-Khairkhwa.jpgIn a decision released on Thursday, a DC district court denied Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The court cited Khairkhwa's clandestine meetings with Iranian officials, among other evidence.