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20th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Bomber Assassinates Senior Politician in Afghan North

Bill Roggio

The Taliban have claimed credit for a suicide attack in northern Afghanistan that killed the head of the provincial council in Baghlan province. The suicide bomber, who was dressed in a police uniform...

18th May 2013 - Quoted by Cynthia Sewell, Idaho Statesman

Boise Case May Be New Chapter for Terror Group

Bill Roggio

The IMU has been active in Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than a decade. The U.S. State Department declared it a foreign terrorist organization in 2000.

17th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Targets al Qaeda Facilitator in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

During a raid in Nuristan province on May 15, Afghan and Coalition special operations forces targeted a senior Taliban leader who is known to assist members of al Qaeda in Afghanistan...

10th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

‘Iranian Citizens’ Reported Killed in ISAF Airstrike

Bill Roggio

Last week, Afghan news outlets reported that ISAF aircraft killed a Taliban commander, two "Iranian citizens," and several fighters in an airstrike in the Pusht Rod district...

8th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Launches Multiple Raids Against IMU as Fighting Season Heats Up

Patrick Megahan

Since the beginning of May, Afghan and Coalition forces have launched five operations targeting the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the northern province of Baghlan.

6th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim Bombing at Political Rally, Name New Emir of Kurram

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed credit for a bombing today at a political rally in the tribal agency of Kurram that killed at least 18 people. Additionally...

4th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Soldier Kills 2 ISAF Troops in Latest Green-on-Blue Attack

Bill Roggio

An Afghan soldier killed two NATO troops in an attack in western Afghanistan today. The attack is the sixth green-on-blue, or insider attack, in which Afghan security...

3rd May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Praise bin Laden by ‘Waging Jihad for the Caliphate’

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has released a video praising slain al Qaeda emir Osama bin Laden on the second anniversary of his death and vowing to continue...

2nd May 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Targets ‘Insurgent Leader’ Linked to Haqqanis, Pakistani Taliban, and ‘Arabs’

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan special operations forces targeted a "senior insurgent leader" with links to the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, the Haqqani Network, and "Arabs" operating...

1st May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Assassinate Member of Afghan High Peace Council

Bill Roggio

The Taliban assassinated a member of the Afghan High Peace Council in a complex ambush in Helmand province today. The Taliban have now assassinated three senior members...

27th April 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Promise Suicide Assaults, ‘Insider Attacks’ in This Year’s Spring Offensive

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban announced that this year's spring offensive would begin on April 28 and would focus on suicide assaults on Coalition installations, as well as "insider attacks"...

23rd April 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Kills Senior IMU Leader in Afghan North

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan special operations teams killed a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader who coordinated operations with the Taliban and directed suicide...

20th April 2013 - Cited by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post

Reduced Security Blamed for Taliban Attack

Bill Roggio

The Taliban fighters who blew up a half-dozen U.S. Marine fighter jets on a sprawling NATO base last fall were able to walk easily onto the encampment because patrols of the perimeter...

16th April 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Deny Responsibility for Boston Marathon Bombings

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan denied that it executed yesterday's bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy...

15th April 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Captures Senior Lashkar-e-Taiba Leader in Ghazni

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan special operations forces captured a senior leader from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba during a raid today in the southeastern Afghan province of Ghazni. Additionally...

14th April 2013 - The Long War Journal

4 ‘Militants’ Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The US killed four "militants" in a drone strike in the jihadist hub of Datta Khel in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. The strike today is the first reported by the US...

14th April 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Operations Against IMU in 2013 at Highest Rate Since War’s Start

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

This past week Afghan and Coalition special operations forces conducted five raids targeting the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in northern Afghanistan.

10th April 2013 - Cited by Bethany Matta, al Jazeera English

Uzbek Fighters Gain Support in Afghan North

Patrick Megahan, Bill Roggio

More than a decade ago, the people of the predominately Uzbek province of Takhar in the country's north fiercely resisted the Taliban's desire to impose Sharia on the region. Indeed, in January 2001, Taloqan...

6th April 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 5 ISAF Personnel in Southeastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide attack in southeastern Afghanistan today that killed three Coalition soldiers and two civilian personnel who worked for the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team.

3rd April 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Team Strikes Courtroom in Western Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide assault team stormed a courthouse in western Afghanistan today in an attempt to free Taliban prisoners who were on trial. The Taliban assault team, estimated at between six to nine fighters,...

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