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Taliban claim deadly Faisalabad blast, target Pakistani intelligence

The Taliban detonated a car bomb at a compressed natural gas station today, killing more than 32 people. The target was a nearby headquarters for the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate.


Doku Umarov vows to kill more civilians in 'war' with Russia

Doku-war-03052011.JPGThe leader of the Caucasus Emirate called for all Muslims to back the terror group and justified the deadly suicide attack at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow by saying the group is at "war" with Russia.


Taliban kill 9 in bombing at mosque in northwestern Pakistan

The Taliban continue their terror campaign in the central region of northwestern Pakistan. The attack is the latest at mosques and other religious sites in Pakistan.


Suicide bomber kills 10 Iraqis in Haditha

Eight Iraqi soldiers were among those killed in the latest suicide attack in Anbar province. Haditha was once a seat of power for al Qaeda in Iraq.


Taliban execute 4 tribesmen 'spying for America' in North Waziristan

"We killed them because they were spying for America, anyone who acts like this will face the same fate," the Taliban statement read. The men were shot in the face multiple times.


Iraqi troops kill al Qaeda's 'war minister' in Anbar: report

Iraq's Interior Minister claimed that Nasser al Din Allah Abu Suleiman, the war minister for the Islamic State of Iraq, was killed during a raid in Anbar province.


US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

The strike hit a car and a compound in the Datta Khel area, a known haven for al Qaeda and allied terrorist groups.


Judge finds Gitmo detainee was no 'Gucci jihadist'

In an opinion released on Feb. 18, a DC district judge denied the habeas corpus petition of Guantanamo detainee Mashour Abdullah Muqbel al Sabri; the decision contradicts earlier district court rulings in important ways. Al Sabri's career demonstrates that there was extensive overlap between Taliban and al Qaeda operations prior to Sept. 11, 2001.


Shabaab suicide attack kills 20 in Somali capital

The suicide bomber struck a police outpost near Mogadishu's seaport. Six foreign fighters were reported to have been killed during clashes over the weekend.


Al Qaeda operative, 'Punjabis' thought killed in South Waziristan Predator strike

Pakistani officials claimed that Abu Zaid al Iraqi, al Qaeda's financier in Pakistan, and "Punjabi" terrorists were killed in yesterday's Predator strike in South Waziristan.


US Predators strike again in Pakistan, kill 9 'militants'

Predators hit a compound in the Miramshah area, which is under the control of the Haqqani Network. The strike is the second in two days.


US Predators strike in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the first since Jan. 23, and ends a long pause in attacks against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Hakeemullah Mehsud alive, shown on tape executing former ISI officer

The Pakistani Taliban emir is seen directing the execution of Colonel Imam on videotape released to the Pakistani press. The tape confirms that Hakeemullah was not killed in an early October 2010 Predator strike.


US helos kill more than 30 Taliban fighters in Kunar

The Taliban fighters were killed during a four-hour-long engagement with a US air weapons team.


HIG media emir, military commander detained in Afghan raids

A HIG media emir involved with suicide attacks in Kabul and linked to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was captured in Parwan. And in Khost, the commander of a 50-man HIG cell was captured.


Analysis: Gap in Pakistan Predator strikes not unusual

predator-uav.jpgThe current pause in strikes is the third-longest since the US ramped up strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas in 2008.


German terrorists pass through Yemen, meet Awlaki, before joining IMU in Pakistan

Abu-Ibrahim-al-Almani.JPGAbu Ibrahim al Almani and his brother Abu Adam fought in Yemen for a year before moving to Pakistan on the advice of Anwar al Awlaki. Their move to Pakistan was "very professionally organized."


Taliban suicide assault team hits police station in Kandahar

Afghan security officials repelled the assault on the provincial police headquarters in Kandahar. The Taliban also launched other small-scale attacks against police in the provincial capital.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan tape highlights foreign fighters, operations against Pakistani military

Abul-Harith.JPGA recently released videotape glorifies IMU fighters from Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia; lauds a Pakistani Taliban commander; and shows footage of IMU operations in South Waziristan.


Islamic Jihad Group operative captured in Afghan north

The IJG facilitator "is responsible for coordinating the movement of foreign fighters from Iran and Pakistan into Afghanistan," ISAF stated.