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HAWIJAH MISSION - U.S. Army Capt. Keith Helms from Military Transition Team 0421, attached to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, takes a knee behind an Iraqi vehicle after hearing small-arms fire during an Iraqi army cordon and search mission in Hawijah, Iraq, Sept. 22, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dallas Edwards

Al-Qaida in Iraq Leader Dead (Abu Osama al-Tunisi)

Ba'athist Terror Suspect Arrested in Italy

Turkey, Iraq sign deal to combat Turkish Kurd rebels

General Dubik: Iraqi forces improving with coalition's help

‘Dragon’ Offensives Destroy al Qaeda Outposts in Dora with Iraqi Assistance

3 Baghdad airport employees detained as terrorism suspects

19,000 insurgents killed in Iraq since '03 (yee-haw!!!)

Arrest of nine wanted, nine suspects during security raids in Kirkuk

Counterinsurgency in al Qaeda’s last bastion in Baghdad

Muslim Ulema slam decision by US senate to divide Iraq (Biden kicks over a hornet's nest)

Iraqi oil arrives in Jordan after 4-year hiatus

Iraqi Troops, Police Pressure al Qaeda in Northern Iraq

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

A Quiet Triumph May be Brewing (AQ Splitting?)

Clashes and Airstrikes Kill 165 Taliban

Diggers in gunfight with Taliban (Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!!)

ANP detain six insurgents near Ghazni

Double suicide attack averted by ANSF

2 militants killed, 4 detained in Helmand Province

Nine wounded, 12 arrest in militant attack on Waziristan checkposts

The West:

Official Links German Terror Plot to Syrian Arms, Pakistani Operatives

Rebel leader killed in Russia shootout


Algerian guerilla chief, Hassan Hattab, surrenders (founder of GSPC)

Pentagon transfers Guantanamo detainee to Mauritania

Israel / Levant:

Eleven Palestinian militants killed in bloody 24 hours

Muslim cleric suspected of smuggling fighters to Iraq shot dead in Syria

Israeli Missile Strike Kills 2 Palestinian Militants in Gaza

50,000 gunmen ready to defend Gaza: Hamas (lets get ready to rummmmmmble!)

Turkish forces kill four Kurdish rebels

India / Pakistan:

Woman jailed for terrorist links

Two Lashkar guerrillas gunned down in Kashmir

Two HM militants arrested

Two KLNLF militants surrender

Six bombs found near Mumbai train station

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A U.S. Army soldier from Charlie Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment provides security during a raid on a suspected insurgent's house in Tarmiyah, Iraq. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Taylor, U.S. Navy. (Released)

American forces detain Iranian in northern Iraq

Iraqi Police Surge Dramatically Reduces Baghdad Violence

Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain six terrorists in Baghdad

One terrorist killed, eight suspected terrorists detained

Iraqi National Police intelligence officer detained for suspected sectarian-related illegal activities

Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain four suspected Shi’a extremists, one alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq cell leader

'The Surge Was Absolutely Necessary': An Interview with Iraqi National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie

Hunting for Al-Qaeda in the night (good read)

Violence Down In Northern Iraqi Province of Ninevah

U.S., Iraqi forces control half of Baghdad: general

BBC Technology To Find Insurgents?

Clampdown in Iraq kills seven AQ Terrorists

Real heroism, real martyrdom

Israel / Levant:

Israelis arrest senior Hamas leader

Israeli jet planes violate Lebanese air space (recon?)

Five PKK terrorists killed in Sirnak clash

Afghanistan / Pakistan / Central Asia:

British Army in drive against Taliban (the Gurkhas are coming!)

Southern Afghan fighting kills 75 Taliban, 6 civilians

20 Taliban, four policemen killed in Western Afghanistan

Pakistani Tribal chiefs hold key to fight against al-Qa'eda

Suspected militant stronghold eliminated, 3 detained

Afghan, Coalition forces detain suspected militant

Cache found, several suspected militants killed in Ghazni

Pakistan, Uzbekistan sign memorandum to enhance defense cooperation

The West:

Russians Kill Dagestani Rebel Leader, Rappani Khalilov

(U.S.) Student Arrested For Fake Bomb At Boston Airport

Canadian and Austrian alleged plotters eyed UN, Euro '08


Algerian army kills three gunmen west of Algiers

Saudi Peninsula

Bin Laden's Mentor Turns on Him (important story)

India / Pakistan:

Lashkar's blasts plan foiled, 4 ultras arrested in Kashmir

Lashkar-e-Taiba militant gunned down in Rajouri

Jaish Commander, Indian Army Officer Killed in Kashmir Gunfight

2 Jaish militants killed, another encounter ensued in North Kashmir

Top JeM ultra killed in Jammu and Kashmir encounter

Wanted Jaish Commander Arrested in North Kashmir

Arrest of top guerrilla leader weakens rebel group ULFA: Assam Police

Indian Army has broken back bone of rebel group ULFA: Army Chief (Assam Province, India)

Southeast Asia:

12 U.S. Soldiers Support Filipino Troops Hunting Abu Sayyaf Killers On Basilan

Filipino military to press hunt vs 'weakened' Abu Sayyaf

4 JMB men arrested (Bangladesh)

Bali bomber now campaigns to stop terrorism

Thai General Sonthi: Army winning the fight


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U.S. Marines from Task Force Guardian provide security during a search of Iraqi students from the Neighborhood Watch Community Program during a graduation ceremony at the Rowsafi School in Hitaween, Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah Furrer

We Haven't Won in Iraq, but al Qaida Has Lost (Must Read)

'Al Qaida in Iraq is on the run': U.S. takes out top commander north of Baghdad

U.S. military: al-Qaida in Iraq 'Emir of Mosul', 2 foreign militants killed

U.S. troops capture suspected al-Qaida militant linked to Sunni tribal leader killing

US raids uncover 'link to Iran'

Al-Qaeda in Iraq slowly finds itself with no future

7 terrorists killed, 31 suspects detained in Coalition operations

Soldiers, aviators engage insurgents in Salman Pak

Coalition forces capture 12 suspected terrorists in Baghdad

Marne Husky ends with capture of insurgent

Citizens find, report explosives

Senior al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist detained near Taji during Iraqi Scout, U.S. Special Operations Forces mission

Three terrorists killed, 13 al-Qaeda suspects detained in Tigris River Valley

Coalition forces capture wanted terrorist in Baghdad

Coalition airpower provides overwatch and targets enemy mortar positions

Soldiers find, destroy two EFPs in eastern Baghdad

Operation Dragon Talon II nets arrests, cache discoveries

Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces kill Al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist, detain 18 others in northern Iraq

Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Operations Forces detain seven terrorists

Coalition forces find weapons, explosives near Tarmiyah

Coalition forces kill one terrorist, detain 7 suspects

Coalition forces capture 11 suspected al-Qaeda members

Iraqi Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain 7 Shi’a extremists

Air assault nets IED cell leader

Soldiers find ordnance cache in Arab Jabour

Iraqi boy leads troops to weapons cache

An interview with a mukhtar (Good Read)

Ex-al-Qaida bomber says he was tricked (interesting, much like 9/11 hijackers)

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

NATO launches new anti-Taliban operation

Taliban Kidnapper of Korean Hostages Killed

Australian troops take it straight to Taliban

14 Taliban, One British Soldier Killed In Southern Afghanistan

US wants new military offensive in Pak's tribal areas

16 militants, two soldiers killed

Pakistani security forces kill 18 pro-Taliban militants

Weapons seized: Tehran accused of arming Taliban

The West:

Jury Selection Starts in Terrorism Case (Sears Tower)

Al-Qaeda suspect to face London court

Quebec terror suspect remanded in custody

Operation Niche: The Conviction of Mohammed Atif Siddique

Magazine claims terrorist in NZ

Israel / Levant:

Israeli warplane strike Gaza militants post

IDF hunts for Hamas cell in Nablus raid

Osama bin Laden 'sidelined' within al-Qaeda

Lebanon Captures 4 Sunni Militants

Jordan jihadis vow fight to the end (" Iraq I feel calm, happy and comfortable. There is a lot of blood, killing and carnage...)

India / Pakistan:

Massive Operation Launched Against Militants in North Kashmir

15 Al-Qaeda activists arrested in Manipur

Hizbul militants among 3 arrested in JK

Top Hizb commander among six held in J-K

Suspected HuM terrorist arrested in New Delhi

Top LeT Commander gunned down

Al-Qaeda taking a new approach to terrorism in India - outsourcing


Muslim scholar says: Qaeda should repent Algeria bombing

Al-Qaeda dismisses Algerian chief (weird)

Southeast Asia:

Foreign funding to Abu Sayyaf dries up (Great news!)

Army continues war vs Abu Sayyaf despite Ramadan

MILF offers to pull out forces in Basilan, Sulu

Three Bali bombers ready to die, lawyer says (Buh-Bye)


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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Julio I. Perez (right) speaks with a local Iraqi farmer. Perez is assigned as a rifleman with 2nd Squad, 2nd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Peter J. Thibodeau, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

The Turning Point in Iraq

Iraqi Army Forces Kill Three Insurgents, Three Coalition Forces Wounded During Raid in Karmah

Marines Move In on Insurgent Territory (Karmah)

Iraqi Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Forces kill Shi’a Extremist Company Commander, Detain 1 Insurgent

Shi’a extremist leader killed, one insurgent detained

Coalition forces target foreign terrorist facilitators; 5 killed, 21 detained

Revenge sought in sheik's death

Northwest Baghdad residents welcome variety of improvements

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

Troops kill six Taliban linked to alleged SKorean abductor

Violence Kills More Than 60 in Northwest Pakistan

ANA, Coalition eliminate insurgents in Oruzgan battle

Bomb maker among three arrested in eastern Afghanistan

Ten Taliban killed in Afghan firefights

One Taliban detained, several killed in operation

Suspected militants killed in Helmand

The West:

Terrorists have been arrested on the (US/Mexico) border, security chief says

RCMP says no explosives found on terror plot suspect arrested in Quebec

Michigan Man Remains in Custody After Entering Park With AK-47

Militant killed in fire exchange in village near Nalchik, Russia

Car's explosive contents revealed at hearing for USF students

German Police Suspect Links Between Terrorist Attacks and East German Stasi Secret Police (Wow!!!)

Israel / Levant:

Israeli aircraft strike car carrying Palestinian militants (missed 'em by that much)

Lebanese Army arrests four Fatah Al-Islam militants (inc. a top leader)

Turkish authorities seize bus carrying 500 kilograms of explosives

India / Pakistan:

Three-pronged strategy to end Kashmir insurgency

Militant Commander Among Six Killed

Four LeT militants killed in Kashmir

Kashmir Police arrest three Lashkar militants

Southeast Asia:

Victims want Hambali tried in international court

Two JMB militants sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in Sylhet, Bangladesh

Thailand's Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Deep South


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Captured Al-Qaeda flag featured at US military museum
A US Marine looks at a captured Al-Qaeda banner on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. A banner once displayed in front of an abandoned Al-Qaeda safehouse in Iraq has found a new home at a US military museum.

US air strikes destroy car bomb factory north of Baghdad

Troops detain Iraqi Army battalion commander

Soldiers, Iraqis clear out al-Qaeda along Tigris

Coalition Forces find caches of terrorist media in Tarmiyah

Citizens turn in weapons caches

UK troops are sent to Iranian border

Counterinsurgency success in Haswa (Bill Roggio's embed report)

U.S. seeks pact with Shiite militia (al-Sadr)

3-day operation in eastern Iraq nets 80 al-Qaida suspects

Israel / Levant:

Murky raid heats up Syria-Israel tension

Israeli forces seize two Islamic Jihad leaders

Jordan convicts militants

India / Pakistan:

Delhi High Court upholds death penalty for Mohammed Ashfaq in Red Fort attack case

Four Lashkar guerrillas killed in Jammu, Kashmir

Afghanistan / Pakistan / Central Asia:

Afghan Citizens Drive Taliban from Village

Afghan National Army Soldiers Defeat Taliban in Four Hour Fire Fight

Coalition says many Taleban dead in Uruzgan

Afghan National Police Thwart Suicide Bomber

Afghan Police Find Taliban Bomb in Bus Station

50 more militants killed in Razmak, Pakistan (re-energized Taliban)

Two suspected militants wounded in Ghazni operation

Suspected militants killed in Sangin district

ANA & Coalition forces eliminate insurgents in Oruzgan battle

10 detained in Garmser district

IMU Still a Threat in Kyrgistan Despite Arrest of Leader

U.S. keeps focus on al Qaeda danger in Pakistan

Three Taliban killed in coalition airstrike

The West:

How the CIA Broke Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Audio of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's Interrogation

Calif. terrorism case could expand legal definition of community

Canada holds man linked to Austrian al Qaeda case

Man Caught in Detroit Park with AK-47 nas a pro-Hezbollah website (video)

Mullah Krekar back in court (wants an apology, too!)

Southeast Asia:

PULF cadre killed, six militants nabbed (NE India)

Philippine Government nearing peace pact with insurgent group


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IMPROMPTU MEETING - U.S. Navy Cmdr. Dave Adams, commanding officer of Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost, holds an impromptu shura with village elders in Qalandar, Afghanistan, to discuss recent attacks on a local municipal building. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Christopher Weis


US kills al-Qaeda militant behind deadliest Iraq attack

Taji terrorist safe house destroyed, 12 suspected insurgents detained

15 suspects detained in operations targeting al-Qaeda in northern Iraq

Coalition Forces nab three suspected militants

East Baghdad raid nets 16 suspected insurgents

Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain 21 terrorists near Taji

Citizens find weapons cache

ISF, local residents respond to VBIED attack in Mirk As Sufia

Iraqi Army, U.S. Special Forces detain two al Qaeda cell leaders, five insurgents

Iraqi Army forces detain illegal judge

Eight terrorists killed, 15 suspects detained in northern Iraq

Coalition forces advance Baghdad security, six terrorists killed, five detained

Coalition forces kill nine terrorists, detain eight while disrupting criminal network

Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Operations Forces detain 18 insurgents near Karmah, Kirkuk

In 24-hr battle, Hawr Rajab turns on al-Qaeda

One terrorist killed, 13 suspects detained as Coalition targets al-Qaeda in Iraq

Soldiers capture car bomb cell leader

Six terrorists killed during raids in Tarmiyah

US 'kills 23 militants in Iraq'

9 Iraqi Hostages Liberated from al Qaeda Torture House

Convoy into the violent heart of Basra militias (Good read)

Dozens of terrorists die in Iraqi coalition operations

Korea to expand troop presence in Iraq

Iraqi and U.S. Security Forces Engage Terrorists in Samarra

Iraqi Forces in Ninewah Province Continue Progress (ISF out in front)

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

War-Weary Taliban Looking To Politics

Pakistani Military: Troops, Gunships Pound Militant Hideouts

10 militants killed in clashes in NW Pakistan

On the trail of the Taleban, Scots soldiers ready for war

Canadians continue push into Taliban heartland with Operation Keeping Goodwill

Some 30 Taliban Reported Killed In Afghanistan

Taliban attack WFP convoy, 13 rebels killed (attacked armor on motorcycles)

Fighting for Afghanistan's Kajaki Dam

The West:

Iraqis captured en route to U.S.

Plot by German Cell Detailed on Internet

Germans hunt 49 in ‘Fritz the Taliban’ terror plot

Hamid Hayat Sentenced to 24 Years (California terrorist)

Rebel Commander Reported Killed In Chechnya

3 arrested in Austria linked to video threat of attacks

Israel / Levant:

Seven more Fatah al-Islam suspects rounded up

Turkey foils bomb plot on 9/11 anniversary

Small Israeli force enters Gaza after rocket strike

India / Pakistan:

A commander of Hizbul Mujahideen killed in Doda

Three Jaish Militants Arrested in Kashmir

Four held in Hyderabad blasts case

Police Foil Suicide Attack in Kashmir

Four Lashkar Militants Killed 3 kms Inside Kashmir Border

Southeast Asia:

More suspected insurgents detained in southern Thailand

Philippine police claim terrorist bomb plot thwarted

Alleged Jemaah bomber, and 5 others, arrested in Philippines

2 JMB men get 10yrs for bomb attack on court (Bangladesh)


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Nothing can be finer than to be in Carolina - Capt. Benjamin Caricofe and his girlfriend, Julia Hughes, are reunited as he returned to Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. More than 117 Airmen from the 16th Airlift Squadron returned to Charleston AFB after being deployed for more than four months to Southwest Asia. Captain Caricofe is a 16th AS C-17 pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicholas Pilch)

US troops launch assault in Kirkuk

Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain three extremists in night raids

Lightning Hammer II uncovers VBIEDs, IED cache in Mosul

Five suspects detained during operations against al-Qaeda

ISF, CF sweep through Kirkuk

Hunter UAV kills two enemy fighters (First army UAV kills)

Rashid Clearing: Iraqi Army, Dragon Troops Find Weapons Caches

Iraqi Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain 2 al Qaeda in Iraq cell leaders, one terrorist

Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain six Shi’a extremists in Baghdad

Coalition forces kill one militant while detaining four suspects in search for weapons facilitator

Three terrorists killed, 18 suspects detained in Coalition raids

Six terrorists killed, 25 suspects detained, al-Qaeda network disrupted

Iraqi Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Forces battle Shi’a extremists

Concerned citizen leads IA to caches in Diyala’s River Valley

Iraqi official arrested over Askari Shrines' bombing of last year

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's top aide killed in Najaf (Red on Red)

Sunni sheikhs turn their sights from US forces to Al-Qaeda

Iraqi air force makes strides toward transition

Israel / Levant:

Lebanese Army kills fugitive Fatah al-Islam militant

Israel Kills Terrorists in Gaza

IDF kills 10 Palestinian militants in Gaza Strip, foils attack on IDF post

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

Al-Qaeda-linked Kabul suicide network busted

Over 40 militants killed in southern Afghanistan

'Taliban commander' killed in battle

Canadian troops push Taliban from Zhari -- again

Pak Gunship Kills 6 Terrorist in Mir Ali

Taking On The Taleban

The long struggle for one valley ("Once people realized we were not going away, we began to get tips from them")

Canadian Brig-Gen. Laroche says Taliban fighting strength sapped

The West:

German Police Hunt for More Terror Suspects After Bomb Plot

(UK) Islamist party 'is targeting university students' (ex-leader says HuT "warp the Koran's true message")

Hizb-ut-Tahrir's Activities in the United States

Bulk of intel on al Qaeda coming from captured insurgents, not U.S. spy recruits

U.S. intercept key in German terror plot (wiretaps)

Russia launches military clampdown in Caucasus (Hunting for Magomed Albakov)

India / Pakistan:

Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in Kashmir

Hyderabad Police Follow the Money

First female HuM arms carrier– a law student - among 2 arrested

Hizb militant shot dead in Doda

JMB bomber held in Comilla, India

Indian Army foils infiltration attempt from Pakistan


Training programmes signal deepening US ties with West Africa

Algeria: 7 Militants Killed While Hiding in a Cave

Southeast Asia:

Bali bomber's date with death closer

4 Sayyaf men fall in Philippines

13 suspected insurgents rounded up in Narathiwat, Thailand

Tentative peace talks for Thai south

Bali Bomb Maker Dulmatin Slips Back into Sulawesi, Indonesia

Dulmatin Ally Arrested in Philippines


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SUNGLASSES AND A SMILE - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Corey West, from 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, watches and smiles while a young Iraqi girl tries on his sunglasses in Ja'ara, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Timothy Kingston

Need Help Taking Down al-Qaeda Websites

2nd IA Soldiers capture confessed ‘key AQI financier’ in Nineveh

Coalition Forces engage, kill four insurgents in Samarra

16 suspected car-bomb cell members captured during Operation Nijmegen III

Al-Qaeda leader killed, 18 suspected terrorists detained

Golden Dragons detain five suspected insurgents

US Nabs "Highly-Sought" Iran-Linked Militant

Troops detain 16 suspected Shia extremists

Death sentence upheld against Saddam's cousin Chemical Ali

Sadr militia lying low: US general

A quieter Anbar Province rebuilds

Ansar al-Sunnah Attacks a Stronghold of al-Mahdi Army in Diyala (Red on Red)

U.S.-Backed Sunnis Fight al-Qaeda -- and Maybe "Iran-Backed" Shiites?

Coalition forces grab high-value IRGC-QF affiliate

Iraqi Army, U.S. Special Forces detain extremist death-squad member

Coalition Forces destroy explosives, kill two terrorists, detain 10 suspects

Four suspects captured in eastern Baghdad

Iraqi Army, U.S. Special Forces detain AQI leaders near Kirkuk

Operation "K" nets 11 terrorist and a weapons cache

Afghanistan / Pakistan / Central Asia:

Taliban kidnapper & 15 others killed

Afghan and coalition forces kill more than 20 insurgents

Kazakhstan Cracking Down on Terror Group

Taliban suspected of killing UK officer captured

Taliban area leader, two suspects held

The West:

German Police Arrest 3 in Terrorist Plot

Germany points finger at shadowy group for plot

Danes arrest suspected militants, say terror attack was prevented

Experts say Denmark emerging target for Islamic terror

Canada: No crime in handing over Taliban fighters (looney lefty alert)

Australia to keep troops in Iraq

Danish terror trial starts with 4 men pleading innocent (2006 case)

Islamist Website Hosted in Minnesota Features Discussion on How to Attack U.S. Military Bases

Russia says kills Islamists crossing from Georgia

Israel / Levant:

106-day war against Lebanon ends; Al Qaida sought to establish 'terrorist emirate'

Lebanese troops continue to sweep Nahr al-Bared for stragglers

Lebanese tally al-Qaeda allies dead (222+)

Five wounded in Fatah-Hamas clashes in southern Gaza (Red on Red)

India / Pakistan:

Key suspect admits giving SIM cards (Hyderabad Bombs)

Interpol issues warrant against Mecca Masjid blast suspect (Hyderabad Bombs)

JeM district commander surrenders in Jammu and Kashmir

Hizb hideout busted

15 militants killed in Manipur


Algeria: 7 Militants Killed

AQ in Algeria Keeping Members Locked Up to Prevent Surrender

Morocco guards against Al Qaida strikes as election nears

Somali insurgents' hideout raided