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30th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistan Condemns Latest Drone Strike in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US launched its second drone strike in two days in Pakistan's Taliban controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

29th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Target Haqqani Network in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed three Haqqani Network members in a strike today in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. The strike is just the third...

26th September 2013 - Quoted by Tim Johnson, McClatchy

2 Former Guantanamo Detainees Gave Left El Salvador

Thomas Joscelyn

Two former prisoners from Guantanamo who were transferred to El Salvador 17 months ago have quietly slipped out of this Central American nation.

22nd September 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 7 in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed seven suspected militants in a drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. Today's strike is just the second...

20th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Ambush Policemen in Northern Afghan Province

Bill Roggio

The Taliban killed at least 20 Afghan policemen in an ambush in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan this week. The deadly ambush took...

20th September 2013 - Quoted by Mark Maginer, Los Angeles Times

Young Militants Ready to Die, Eager to Kill

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Abdul Wali Fadaei is proud of his family history. His father died when he drove an explosives-laden car into the capital's upscale Hotel Inter-Continental in 2011...

15th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Assassinate Senior Pakistani Army General in Dir

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, an al Qaeda ally, killed a senior Pakistani Army general and two soldiers in a roadside bombing in the northwestern...

13th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Launch Suicide Assault on US Consulate in Herat

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched an early morning suicide assault today on the US Consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat. The attack is the latest in a series...

10th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistan to Free Taliban Leader Mullah Baradar

Bill Roggio

Pakistan is planning on freeing Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban's second in command before he was detained in Karachi in 2010...

8th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Confirm Death of Badruddin Haqqani in Drone Strike Last Year

Bill Roggio

The Taliban confirmed that Badruddin Haqqani, one of the top leaders in the Haqqani Network, a Taliban subgroup that is closely allied with al Qaeda...

6th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Mullah Sangeen Zadran, al Qaeda Commander Reported Killed in Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Yesterday's drone strike in the Ghulam Khan area of Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan is reported to have killed Mullah...

5th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 Haqqani Network Fighters in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed four suspected Haqqani Network fighters in the second drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan...

2nd September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Team Hits Base at Border Crossing with Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched another suicide assault, this time against a joint Coalition and Afghan base in Torkham at the border crossing with Pakistan.

29th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Killed 15 Afghan Policemen in Ambush

Bill Roggio

The Taliban killed 15 Afghan policemen in an ambush in Farah province. Two senior security officials, including the deputy intelligence chief for the western...

28th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Launch Suicide Assault on ISAF PRT in Ghazni

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched two suicide attacks on Coalition forces in Afghanistan today, including an assault on the Provincial Reconstruction Team base...

26th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Team Attacks Afghan Army Base in Kapisa

Bill Roggio

The Taliban have claimed credit for a suicide assault today on an Afghan Army base in Kapisa, where jihadists have been making inroads since Coalition...

22nd August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Military Claims Dual-Hatted Taliban and al Qaeda Leader Killed in ISAF Airstrike

Bill Roggio

An Afghan Army spokesman claimed that Qari Zia Rahman, a wanted Taliban leader who is also known to be a leader in al Qaeda, was killed in a Coalition...

20th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Treasury Designates al Qaeda Leader, Madrassa

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Treasury Department today designated an al Qaeda leader who has served the terrorist organization in various capacities since the 1990s.

14th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani al Qaeda Commander Threatens Government Over Execution of Jihadists

Bill Roggio

Asmatullah Muawiya, a Pakistani terrorist who serves as one of several al Qaeda "company" commanders as well as the leader of the Taliban...

8th August 2013 - National Review Online

Ideology Matters: Time to Call the Fort Hood Attack Terrorism

Benjamin Weinthal

Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford told prosecutors this week that Major Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar” before he opened fire on military personnel...

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