Seven Sunni and three Shia sheikhs were kidnapped after returning from a reconciliation meeting. The interior ministry denied the Muqdadiya police chief and seven of his bodyguards were kidnapped earlier this week. Thirteen insurgents were captured in Doura; another six insurgents were captured southeast of Baghdad. Six al Qaeda operatives were captured in raids nationwide.
The ANSF Order of Battle
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The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan
A look at the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's top leaders.
The Quetta Shura
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