$5.7 million stolen from Afghanistan Ministry of Finance

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Afghanistan's Ministry of Finance said two men were arrested after $5.7 million was stolen from the ministry's bank accounts.

1 dead, 8 tankers destroyed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Gunmen in Pakistan ambushed stranded NATO oil tankers bound for Afghanistan, killed one of the drivers and blew up eight of the vehicles, police said.

Report: Body of al-Qaida suspect found

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The body of the son of a top aide of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found in a house in Peshawar, Pakistan, officials said.

Taliban break open jail in Kandahar

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, June 13 (UPI) -- Taliban suicide bombers cracked open the jail in Kandahar, freeing 1,150 Afghan prisoners Friday, including 400 militants.

Iraq examines corrupt Serbian arms deal

BAGHDAD, May 16 (UPI) -- An anti-corruption committee of the Iraqi Parliament Friday said it has evidence supporting corruption claims involving the Iraqi Defense Ministry and Serbia.

Iraq defense minister accused in arms deal

BAGHDAD, April 17 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Iraqi Shiite coalition the United Iraqi Alliance said a committee had evidence Wednesday defense officials engaged in a Serbian arms deal.

Report: Iraq in big arms deal with Serbia

BAGHDAD, April 12 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government secretly arranged to buy arms from Serbia, paying $833 million, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Iraqi meeting discusses new offensive

Iraqi meeting discusses new offensive

MOSUL, Iraq, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other Iraqi and U.S. leaders held a strategy session Saturday in the northern city of Mosul to prepare for a new offensive.

Praise, but no Iraq timeline

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Top U.S. generals in Iraq said Thursday they could not commit to how independent the Iraqi forces must be before the United States can withdraw completely.

Iraq to need U.S. security help until 2018

FORT MONROE, Va., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Iraq will require U.S. security assistance for at least another decade, the country's defense minister told military officials at Fort Monroe, Va.

Serbia agrees to supply arms to Iraq

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Serbian Defense Ministry has announced an agreement to sell $230 million in military equipment to Iraq.

Gates discusses troop levels in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in Baghdad Thursday discussed a possible increase in troop deployment with top Iraqi officials.

Lebanon arrests Syrian over Beirut bombing

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A Syrian national was arrested in Beirut on Tuesday in connection with the bombing that killed anti-Syrian journalist Gibran Tueni 15 days ago.

FBI hunts for illegal alien

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The FBI said Friday it is looking for a man called Mohammed Sher Mohammad Khan, who entered the country illegally after Sept. 1, 2001.

Afghanistan unraveled

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- On Aug. 19, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf warned the United States that its failure to establish control outside of Kabul has created conditions ripe for
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Abdul Qadir
U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul Qadir salute while passing the Iraqi flag during a farewell ceremony in Baghdad for the outgoing American general on September 15, 2008. Petraeus will turn over command of Multi-National Forces - Iraq to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno on September 16, 2008. Petraeus, who has served in three command positions in Iraq since 2003, will assume command of U.S. Central Command. (UPI Photo/U.S. Army)

Hajji Abdul Qadir Arsala (c. 1951 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan-July 6, 2002 in Kabul, Afghanistan) (Arabic: الحاج عبد القادر‎) was a former leader in the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. He was the brother of Abdul Haq, a Pashtun leader executed by the Taliban. Qadir was governor of his home province of Nangarhar before the Taliban gained power and retook the position after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. He was also alleged to have significant connections with those engaged in Afghanistan's opium poppy trade.

Qadir joined with two other leaders, Hazrat Ali and Hajji Mohammed Zaman, to form the Eastern Shura. Qadir accompanied Hamid Karzai on a trip to Bonn in the fall of 2001, to back his leadership of Afghanistan.

Asia Times reports that Qadir was a central figure controlling the growth and export of heroin, and that he had links to the CIA.

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