Monthly Archives: January 2012





Pakistan

Ten Pakistani soldiers and 25 Taliban fighters were killed during fighting in Kurram. President Obama admitted the US is conducting drone strikes in Pakistan, and said that civilian casualties are low.


Afghanistan

The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south. Security forces captured Taliban commanders in Helmand and Khost. The Afghan government denied it is conducting talks with the Taliban in Saudi Arabia.


Yemen

US drones killed 11 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders and fighters in Lawdar. Nineteen people were killed during clashes between Houthis and Salafists in Saddah and Hajjah. Six aid workers were kidnapped in Mahweet province. The information minister escaped an assassination attempt in Sana’a.


Somalia

A suicide bomber killed two guards at the home of a former warlord in Galkayo. Shabaab forces clashed with Somali and African Union troops in Mogadishu. President Sharif called for an end to the arms embargo on Somalia.