Monthly Archives: December 2006

The State of Jihad: 2006

A look at the state of the major theaters, and some under the radar, in the Long War Pro-Taliban fighters in Waziristan. The year of 2006 has seen some interesting developments in the fight against al Qaeda and its allies across the globe. While the war against al Qaeda is largely seen as a fight […]


Philippines

(Philippines) “Abu Sulaiman” claims responsibility for Tacurong blast


The Volunteers -Cut-and-run is not in their vocabulary.



Thailand

Multiple explosions rock the Thai capital of Bangkok. At least 3 people have been killed and 20 more injured, amny at an explosion at the Victory Monument. Bangkok Pundit is covering the situation live, and reports New Years celebrations have been canceled.


Pakistan

Over 80 senior jihadis have been freed from Pakistani jails by the courts, including those who participated in the USS Cole bombing, assassination attempts on Musharraf, the failed London airline plot, and one Daniel Pearl’s killers. See our post on September 15, 2006 for background on Pakistan’s release of Taliban and al Qaeda.


Iran

The two Iranian intelligence agents captured in Baghdad possessed “weapons lists, documents pertaining to shipments of weapons into Iraq, organizational charts, telephone records and maps, among other sensitive intelligence information… [and] information about importing modern, specially shaped explosive charges into Iraq.” Iraq has expelled the two. One was “the third-highest-ranking official of the Iranian Revolutionary […]


Palestinian Territories

Zawahiri called Fatah “the secular traitors” in an audiotape addressed to the Palestinians for Eid. Continuing Qassam rocket attacks halts a release of Palestinian prisoners for Eid. Some Palestinians said Saddam’s execution means they lost a leader.