However the HQN
issue remains the top US concern at the moment.
They highlight squabbles over sharing of ransom money, dispersal of funds to suicide bombers, financial links between the HQN and Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai government and Taliban funding for the group's activities.
The leader of the mosque, Maulawi din Mohammad ( Khalifa), was facilitating contact between HQN commanders and local businessmen willing to donate money and assistance to the HQN.
A NATO official says: "While targeting multiple training camps and rat lines have yielded short-term gains, the resilience of the HQN in the area has made quantifying these gains difficult.
A 2010 report on the HQN by the Institute for the Study of War concluded: "The population Haqqanis rely on for recruits, shelter and support has grown increasingly frustrated with the preponderance of civilian casualties and the death of recruits in Haqqani-linked operations".
In a sign of their resiliency, the HQN are moving north and west to avoid the Special Operations raids and drone strikes, and take advantage of ties to family and criminal networks there.
Afghanistan, in particular, continued to experience aggressive and coordinated attacks by the Taliban, HQN
and other insurgent and terrorist groups.
Pakistan did not directly target the Afghan Taliban or HQN
, although it supported efforts to bring both groups into an Afghan peace process, it said.
Badruddin is the son of HQN
founder Jalaluddin Haqqani and his brothers are Nasiruddin Haqqani and Sirajuddin Haqqani, all Specially Designated Global Terrorists under E.