This report explores how the Haqqani network has historically functioned as a nexus organization and as a strategic enabler of local, regional and global forms of Islamist militancy.  Specific attention is placed on examining the Haqqani network’s support for al-Qa`ida and its global jihad, and more recently the Pakistani Taliban.  The report is based on a review of three jihadist magazines released in Pashto, Urdu and Arabic by the Haqqani network from 1989-1993; a series of digital videos produced by the group since 2001; and various memoirs written by al-Qa’ida linked fighters present in Afghanistan during the period under study (1973-2010).  The authors also reviewed several thousand pages of letters written to and from Haqqani commanders during the 1980s and 1990s, which were captured in Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion and have since been stored in the Department of Defense’s Harmony database.  The report’s key findings provide insight into the Haqqani network’s identity and role; the nature of its relationships and the history and development of al-Qa’ida.

Associated Harmony Documents

Notes from Peshawar


This Pashto language document identifies a number of suspected al-Qa`ida and Taliban associates in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It also discusses...

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Haqqani Communication Log # 1


This English language document is linked with AFGP-2002-008582 and contains a series of communication logs from 1989 to 1993 between...

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Letters of Support for Islamic Jihad Movement of Bangladesh


This series of letters, which date to the 1993-1997 period, were captured in Afghanistan at a compound that reportedly served...

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Request for Extradition of Pakistani “Terrorists”


This Pashto and English language document is an appeal made by the Pakistani government to the Taliban leadership for the...

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Interrogation of a Jordanian National


This lengthy Arabic language document summarizes the interrogations of several Arabs detained by al-Qa`ida and the Taliban on suspicions that...

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Formal Request to Integrate Pakistan Officers in Anti-Soviet Jihad


This undated Dari language letter is addressed to Jalaluddin Haqqani and Nezamuddin Haqqani. The letter provides the names of three...

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Haji Ibrahim Logistics Document


This short Dari language document written by Hajji Ibrahim (potentially Jalaluddin's brother Ibrahim Haqqani) discusses logistics and the movement of...

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Hezb-e-Islami Letter about Establishing an Office in Iran


This undated Pashto language Hizb-e-Islami letter is addressed to Jalaluddin Haqqani from an unknown individual. The letter provides an update...

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Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the Battle for Islam Today


This rich Arabic language document is a 131 page book written by captured al-Qa`ida strategist Abu Musab al-Suri. In the...

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Haqqani Communication Log # 2


This English language document is linked with AFGP-2002-008581 and contains a series of communication logs from 1989 to 1993 between...

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Letter From Fatehullah Haqqani


This Dari language document is a letter written to Nezamuddin Haqqani and several other commanders from Fatehullah Haqqani in July...

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