Monthly Archives: December 2008

Pakistan

Security forces detained 28 al Qaeda and Taliban facilitators as well as 116 Afghans during the security operation in Khyber. “There was no resistance at all from the Taliban side as they seem to have gone underground,” local residents said. The Taliban murdered a “US spy” in North Waziristan.


Pakistan

Pakistani helicopters attack militants in Khyber | Reuters


Israel

Israel rejected calls for a ceasefire and said it would push ahead until its goals were met. More than 60 rockets have been launched into southern Israel. Israel bombed a Gaza mosque that doubled as a weapons storage site.



Afghanistan

Coalition forces killed six Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan. Afghan forces killed an IED cell member and destroyed three bomb-making compounds in Kandahar province. A Coalition soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan.


Iraq

US vacates Baghdad palace ahead of handover


Iraq

Iraqi forces detained the leader of a Shia cult and 18 wanted men in Basrah, and two al Qaeda leaders in Diyala. One US soldier was killed in Balad and another was killed in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in Diyala and five civilians were killed in two attacks in Mosul.