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The Gitmo Files: An agent of Iran

Hamdullah.pngA leaked threat assessment prepared at Guantanamo describes one current detainee and his father as "Iranian agents." The detainee, Haji Hamidullah, allegedly "murdered 71 people." The leaked file connects several others to Iran, including two members of Hamid Karzai's government.


Islamic Caucasus Emirates confirms death of 'Russian bin Laden'

Abdullah Kurd was a leader in the International Islamic Battalion, al Qaeda's foreign legion in the Caucasus.


Suicide assault team defeated in Quetta

Pakistani officials said the attackers appeared to be "Uzbek or Chechen." The Pakistani Army claimed to have captured a senior al Qaeda operative in Karachi.


US Predators kill 10 'militants' in Mir Ali

The attack took place in an area that hosts a number of regional and international terror groups. Four "foreigners" were reported killed.


Senior Haqqani Network leader captured in Khost

The Haqqani Network commander is the brother of Jan Baz Zadran, who is considered to be the thrid in command of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


Taliban deny Osama bin Laden's death will impact Afghan war

The Taliban said the war would continue as long as Westerners "are bent on continuing their colonialist ambitions against the Islamic Ummah."


Taliban suicide bomber kills 80 at Pakistani Frontier Corps training center

"This was the first revenge for Osama's martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan," a Pakistani Taliban spokesman said.


US Predators strike again in North Waziristan

The US has stepped up its Predator campaign after a lull in strikes that lasted several months. Today's strike is the fourth in seven days.


American Shabaab commander speaks at rally for Osama bin Laden in Somalia

Hammami-Shabaab-OBL-rally.jpgOmar Hammami appeared in public with other top Shabaab leaders and vowed to avenge the al Qaeda leader's death. Hammami said that "the caliphate shall soon be reborn."


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.