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US Predators kill 4 'militants' in South Waziristan strike

The strike took place on the Afghan border and is the first in Pakistan's tribal areas since July 12.


US adds American, Kenyan Shabaab leaders to list of designated terrorists

US citizen Omar Hammami is directly linked to al Qaeda, while Hassan Mahat Omar, a Kenyan cleric, is identified as a key ideological leader in Nairobi.


Jihadist with same name as Zawahiri's deputy reported killed

A jihadist who shares the same name as Ayman al Zawahiri's deputy and Osama bin Laden's son-in-law is said to have been killed. As the martyrdom announcement was not released through official al Qaeda channels, the report is unconfirmed.


North Waziristan Taliban leader Bahadar denies reports he expelled 'militants'

Hafiz Gul Bahadar's spokesman said reports that Bahadar ordered Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan leader Hakeemullah Mehsud and others to leave the tribal agency were "fabricated."


Treasury targets Iran's 'secret deal' with al Qaeda

Atiyah_Rahman.jpgThe US Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda members who work for a terror network based in Iran. One of the six leaders designated today was identified as al Qaeda's "operations chief" earlier this month; he was also reported to be involved in plotting an attack set to coincide with the tenth anniversary of 9/11.


Suicide assault team kills 19 in Uruzgan

A six-man suicide assault team hit the government center in Tarin Kot as well as the home of a key power broker in the southern Afghan province.


Taliban shoot down US helicopter in Kunar

Chinook-FOB-Joyce.jpgThe Chinook was shot down just outside an Afghan base. No US soldiers were killed. The Taliban claimed two of its fighters were killed while shooting down the helo with RPGs.


AQAP leader pledges oath of allegiance to Ayman al Zawahiri

Wuhayshi-oath.jpg"I give you allegiance of obedience in good and hard times," al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Emir Nasir al Wuhayshi said in a audiotape released today. Wuhayshi also said that the groups' "project is to institute the Shariah of Allah on Earth."


Internal divisions resolved, claims Caucasus Emirate

Recalcitrant Chechen commanders have retaken their oath of allegiance to Umarov.


Suicide bomber kills 9 Yemeni soldiers in Aden

The suicide bomber rammed a convoy of troops traveling to the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula-held city of Zinjibar.


ISAF targets al Qaeda-linked Taliban operative in Afghan southeast

The Taliban facilitator has "direct ties to senior al Qaeda members and arranges escape routes for them to safe havens in Pakistan." A senior Afghan official said that five "foreign fighters" were killed during the operation in Ghazni.


80 Haqqani Network, 'foreign fighters' killed in raid on Paktika camp

Afghan officials said that foreign fighters were among the Haqqani Network fighters killed during yesterday's assault on an encampment in Paktika province.


ISAF, Afghan troops strike Haqqani Network 'encampment' in east

ISAF said that more than 50 Haqqani Network fighters were killed during a daylong battle in Paktika province.


AQAP confirms deaths of 2 commanders in US airstrike

Harithi-Waeli.jpgAli Abdullah Naji al Harithi fought with Zarqawi in Iraq. Ammar Abadah Nasser al Wa'eli was wanted by the US; his father opened a training camp at the bequest of Osama bin Laden.


Jordanian al Qaeda fighter killed in Afghanistan

jabri.JPGAbu al Zubeir al Jabri was killed while attacking a US base on July 15, according to a statement released on a jihadist website.


AQIM suicide bombers kill 4 in Algeria

The suicide bombers attacked a police station in an area that serves as a stronghold for al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The suicide attack is the first in Algeria this year.


US airstrike kills 6 al Qaeda fighters in Yemen: report

The nighttime airstrike targeted a police station in Abyan province that had been recently overrun by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters.


Suicide bomber kills 5 ISAF troops in Kapisa

The five French soldiers were killed as they left the home of a local police commander in Kapisa province.


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.