Monthly Archives: September 2009


Iran

Iran ‘on the wrong side of the law,’ IAEA chief says


Afghanistan

Black Watch soldiers destroy Taliban stronghold in dramatic raid



‘A thin distance separated Lashkar and the ISI’

While Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence agency refuses to admit it backs the radical, al Qaeda-linked Lashkar-e-Taiba, US intelligence officials and even Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives beg to differ. From a report in The New York Times on Lashkar-e-Taiba and its attack on Mumbai, India: But a senior American intelligence official said the ISI was believed to maintain ties […]


Pakistan

A US strike in North Waziristan killed nine Haqqani Network and al Qaeda operatives. Twelve Taliban fighters surrendered and four more were detained in Swat. The Taliban murdered a man who sheltered a Chinese engineer. The Mahmood tribe in Bajaur was ordered to turn over Taliban fighters or face an offensive. A Taliban commander denied […]


Iraq

General Odierno said the US may accelerate the withdrawal of US forces. One Iraqi was killed and 18 more were wounded in three separate bombings in Baghdad. Security forces detained 47 suspected insurgents in Kirkuk and nine more in Daqouq. A judge ordered the release of 36 MEK members.


Iraq

Gen. Odierno says troop reductions in Iraq may quicken