December 24th, 2010
10:21 AM ET

Pakistani sources: Son of notorious insurgent leader is arrested

Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose son was reportedly seized in recent days, leads a group closely tied to the Taliban.

A key member of an insurgent network in the Afghan-Pakistani region has been seized recent days, Pakistani military intelligence sources told CNN on Friday.

He is Nasiruddin Haqqani, son of Afghan insurgent leader Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose notorious group, called the Haqqani Network, operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan and is closely tied to the Taliban.

Nasiruddin Haqqani was detained in recent days while driving from Peshawar to the tribal region of North Waziristan, the sources said. The United Nations says he is believed to be based out of Miram Shah in North Waziristan, where the network operates.

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November 13th, 2009
04:28 PM ET

Afghan-American soldier

Spc. Mohamed Amiri fled Afghanistan in 2001. Now he has returned as a U.S. soldier.  He talks about what it means to be a U.S. citizen now, a Muslim and a member of the U.S. military.

CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.


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November 12th, 2009
10:34 PM ET

Concerns over Karzai government

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)  – A senior U.S. State Department official confirms to CNN that there are some real concerns among diplomats and some senior officials about how reliable a partner the Karzai government can be.

CNN's Chris Lawrence reports from Afghanistan

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November 11th, 2009
07:14 PM ET

Driving through bomb country

HumveeCrammed into the back of a Humvee, soldiers in Afghanistan head out onto Highway 1, also known "IED Alley." The stress of bombs, dust, and a monotonous pace lead the soldiers to come up with some interesting coping techniques.

CNN's Chris Lawrence reports

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