A US strike in North Waziristan killed nine Haqqani Network and al Qaeda operatives. Twelve Taliban fighters surrendered and four more were detained in Swat. The Taliban murdered a man who sheltered a Chinese engineer. The Mahmood tribe in Bajaur was ordered to turn over Taliban fighters or face an offensive. A Taliban commander denied the Afghan leaders were sheltering in Pakistan.

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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