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) “Abu Sulaiman” claims responsibility for Tacurong blast

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


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.


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.


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.


(Pakistan) Militants fire rockets at check-post near Damadola


Saddam Hussein was transferred to the Iraqi government and immediately executed by hanging. His last words were “Down with the traitors, the Americans, the spies and the Persians.” Saddam was buried in his home town of Awja, near Tikrit. About 75 Iraqis were killed and 125 wounded during attacks throughout the country, including a large […]


General Eikenberry expects the Taliban to increase attacks and “will try to attack border security posts, extend their suicide bombings, and attack district centers in groups of 25 to 100 fighters.” Mullah Obaidullah Akhund said Saddam’s execution “will boost the morale of Muslims.” Iran said the US presence in Afghanistan is the source of instability […]

Countdown to Kismayo

The Somalia Battlefield on 12/29/2006. Light blue – Ethiopian & TFG advances. Green – ICU territory. Orange – recent clashes. Click image to view. The Islamic Courts are massing in the south in Kismayo and Ras Kamboni; The Ethiopians are heading southward As the Ethiopian and Transitional Federal Government continue to consolidate their gains in […]


US weighs sending 17,000 to 20,000 more troops to Iraq


Timeline: Saddam’s life of bloodshed


Two Buddhist teachers were shot, then set on fire in Yala province in Thailand’s Muslim south. Two Muslim defence volunteers were also killed in shooting over the past 24 hours.


Iran defence industry unharmed by sanctions


A Message from the Commander Muhannad in Chechnya to the Muslims Performing Hajj and to All Muslims in General


[UPDATE 2] A judge said Saddam will hang by Saturday, other officials said within hours (as of 18:41 GMT.) Saddam’s lawyers believe he will be executed within days. The US, however, says Saddam is still in their custody. A suicide bomber killed 13 and wounded 17 after attacking a Husseiniya in Khalis.


[UPDATE 1] Two of the Iranians arrested for insurgent activities were released by the US. The Iraqi Army detained 13 in a raid on an insurgent camp in Baqubah. Two al Qaeda terrorists were killed in a raid in Baghdad, while 13 insurgents were arrested in eastern Baghdad. Four terrorists were killed during a raid […]


US Investigations Lead to Arrests in Gemayel Assassination Case

Martial Law in Somalia, Ethiopian forces mass south of Mogadishu

The Somalia Battlefield on 12/29/2006. Light blue – Ethiopian & TFG advances. Green – ICU territory. Orange – recent clashes. Click image to view. Islamic Courts massing in Kismayo; ICU fighters to be pardoned; Ethiopians indicated they will stay The Ethiopian and Transitional Federal Government occupation of Mogadishu has begun. Shabelle notes that “over thousand […]