Security forces detained five men, including a Mauritanian, who are suspected of having ties to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb; the men are linked to the kidnapping of a German. Boko Haram fighters killed two retired prison officers in Maiduguri; one of the men is reportedly the father of Abul Qaqa, the group's spokesman.
The ANSF Order of Battle
A breakdown of the structure and units in the Afghan National Security Forces.
The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan
A look at the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's top leaders.
The Quetta Shura
A look at the Afghan Taliban's top leaders, military councils, and committees.