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Top Al Qaeda strategist killed in Pakistan?


June 5th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Abu Yahya Al Libi, a top Al Qaeda militant may have been killed in a drone strike in northwest Pakistan, the country's intelligence officials said Tuesday.Viewed ... Read more...

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Briton charged with planning Kenya bombings


May 10th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A 29-year-old Muslim Briton has been accused of planning bomb attacks in Kenya on behalf of Al Qaeda-linked terror outfit al-Shabab.Jermaine Grant, a resident of London, ... Read more...

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Pakistan considers India an existential threat: US


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The United States wants its relations with Pakistan to remain positive, but their interests sometimes differed as Pakistan considered India as an existential threat, according ... Read more...

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NATO-led air strike kills senior Haqqani leader in eastern Afghanistan


October 6th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- An airstrike carried out by coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed a senior Haqqani leader and two of his associates, the NATO-led International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Shun violence or quit: Waziristan clerics to foreign terrorists


June 21st, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Condemning "various forms" of terrorism in North Waziristan, an assembly of clerics in the volatile area blamed foreign fighters for the problem and said they ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Kayani wanted more US drone support


May 20th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, contrary to the military's public posturing, had sought more US drone strikes to help battle militants, revealed a cable ... Read more...

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Gaddafi rules out leaving Libya but ready to negotiate ceasefire with NATO


April 30th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has agreed to negotiate with NATO powers to put an end to air strikes against his forces, but warned that he cannot be ... Read more...

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British Muslims on jehad trip to Somalia: WikiLeaks


February 4th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) British Muslims are travelling to Somalia for "jehadi tourism" to get training for terrorist attacks in Britain, secret US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have revealed.The UN special ... Read more...

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British Muslims travelling to Somalia for “jihadi tourism”: Wikileaks


February 4th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Thousands of secret US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have revealed that British Muslims are travelling to Somalia for "jihadi tourism" to train for terrorist attacks in the ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban attacks elderly truce talks negotiator


January 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 5 (ANI): An Afghan village elder, who had been negotiating on behalf of his village with the Government, has reportedly been attacked by the Taliban.According to the BBC, ... Read more...

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US still views silent Haqqani network as most dangerous of Taliban fighters


December 27th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 27 (ANI): The Obama administration continues to view the so-called Haqqani terrorist network as the deadliest group of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan despite it not having conducted a complex ... Read more...

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US military onslaught forcing Taliban commanders to flee Kandahar, claim locals


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Afghan Taliban commanders have reportedly fled Kandahar because of the US military attacks against the insurgent group in the region that was once controlled by them.The ... Read more...

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UK-based Taliban spend months fighting Nato forces in Afghanistan


November 25th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.25 (ANI): British-based men of Afghan origin are spending months in Afghanistan fighting NATO forces before returning to the UK.According to a report in the Guardian, they also send money ... Read more...

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Britain-based Taliban fight in Afghanistan, then return home


November 25th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Some Afghan-origin men, who are based in Britain, head to Afghanistan to battle the NATO forces before returning home, a media report said Thursday.A Taliban guerrilla in ... Read more...

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Two Taliban leaders killed in Afghanistan


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): Two Taliban leaders have been killed by NATO troops - on each in eastern and western Afghanistan - over the weekend.The Daily Express quoted the coalition as saying ... Read more...

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‘American Al-Qaeda militants now pose biggest terror threat to US’


October 27th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27(ANI): American Al-Qaeda militants are even more dangerous than foreign fighters, as they know the United States' psyche and its soft targets, and its local recruits can often move about ... Read more...

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95 killed in Afghan poll violence (Lead)


September 18th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 89 Taliban militants and six security personnel, including a soldier, were killed and several civilians wounded in clashes in various Afghan provinces amid the country's ... Read more...

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24 dead in Afghan poll violence


September 18th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 18 Taliban militants and six security personnel, including a soldier, were killed and several civilians injured in clashes in various Afghan provinces amid the country's ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills eight in Somalia


September 1st, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 1 (DPA) A roadside bomb has killed eight people and injured 12 in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the Horn of Africa nation's information ministry said Tuesday. Nobody claimed immediate responsibility for ... Read more...

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For Americans, al-Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan just an afterthought


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug. 23 (ANI): Although American officials have often said that al-Qaeda is a marginal player on the Afghan battlefield, an analysis of 76,000 classified military reports posted by WikiLeaks underscores ... Read more...

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Three civilians among nine killed in Afghanistan


August 21st, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Two children and a woman were killed in clashes between NATO-led forces and Taliban militants in Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. Six Taliban insurgents were also killed during ... Read more...

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US missile attack kills seven militants in Pakistan


August 15th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Peshawar, Aug 14 (DPA) An unmanned US aircraft fired two missiles at a militant hideout in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border Saturday, killing at least seven rebels, an ... Read more...

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NATO says 20 insurgents killed in Afghanistan


August 14th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 14 (DPA) NATO and Afghan forces killed more than 20 insurgents in southern Afghanistan, including Arab, Chechen and Pakistani fighters, NATO said Saturday. The offensive began Wednesday against militants in Zadran, ... Read more...

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Foreign fighters support Taliban in Afghanistan


August 7th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) About 40 foreign fighters have been supporting Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, police said Saturday. They have been fighting under Uzbek extremist commander Tahir Yaldash, provincial ... Read more...

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European jihadis flock to Pakistan for terrorist training


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar (Pakistan), Aug 3 (DPA) It was never easy for Hamza to live a double life, especially at home in Germany surrounded by loving parents and three siblings. But he managed ... Read more...

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No peace in Afghanistan till Pak stops militants from seeping in: Canada


July 6th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, July 6 (ANI): Canada has backed Afghan President Hamid Karzai's reconciliation efforts, but it believes that peace in the war tattered country is unattainable till militants continue to seep into ... Read more...

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10 Afghans, 80 Taliban killed as Petraeus takes command (Roundup)


July 4th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 4 (DPA) Ten Afghan civilians and more than 80 Taliban insurgents were killed in the latest violence in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday as US General David Petraeus formally took ... Read more...

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Afghan, NATO forces kill 80 Taliban fighters (Lead)


July 4th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 4 (DPA) Afghan and NATO forces killed more than 80 suspected Taliban militants in separate clashes and airstrikes in southern and central Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. A total of 63 ... Read more...

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Five US, British soldiers killed in Afghanistan (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 9 (DPA) Taliban militants shot down a NATO helicopter Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, killing four US soldiers, while a British soldier died in an explosion in the same region, ... Read more...

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Pak, Afghan militants taking control of Somalia’s radical Al-Shabab movement


June 9th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu (Somalia), June 9(ANI): Somali intelligence officials, analysts and former Al-Shabab fighters have said that foreign fighters from Pakistan and Afghanistan are gaining influence inside the country's Al-Shabab militia.Al-Shabaab is said ... Read more...

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Troops kill Taliban commander with close ties to senior Al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan


June 6th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A Taliban commander who had close ties to senior Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders was killed by coalition forces in western Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO announced on Sunday.The operation ... Read more...

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Texas man indicted for being in contact with al Qaeda leader Awlaki since 2008


June 4th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun 4 (ANI): Barry Walter Bujol from Texas has been indicted on two counts for allegedly attempting to support al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and communicating with one of its ... Read more...

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100 foreign militants infiltrate into Afghanistan


April 24th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) About 100 Taliban and Al Qaeda militants from other countries have infiltrated into Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, a top official said Saturday. "We have information some 100 foreign ... Read more...

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Over 1500 Uzbek militants in Pak’s S. Waziristan area


March 20th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.20 (ANI): Foreign fighters, or "global terrorists" remain a formidable presence in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP).First-hand accounts from locals suggest that there is no shortage of Islamic foreigners ... Read more...

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NATO forces launch major offensive on southern Taliban fortress


February 13th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Marja (Afghanistan), Feb.13 (ANI): Thousands of American, Afghan and British troops launched an attack on the watery Taliban fortress of Marja on Saturday morning.Moving by land and through the air, the ... Read more...

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