Al Qaeda commander Abu Abdallah al Shami was killed in a US airstrike this month. More than 20 Taliban were killed after ambushing an Afghan patrol in Ghazni province. A bombing outside the Pakistani consulate in Herat wounded two civilians. Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al Masri and other senior commanders are thought to have transferred to Afghanistan.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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