A district minister and police commander in Bakwa in Farah province were arrested for links to the Taliban. Taliban commander Yunis Khalis has formed the “Tora Bora” group. A suicide bomber killed a policeman in Khost. The Brits will send 1,400 additional troops to Helmand province. Turkey will add 200 troops. Canada pledges an additional […]
Mahdi, Minister of Public Works, lightly wounded after bomb detonates in Public Works ministry Aadil Abdul Mahdi, click to enlarge. An explosion at the Ministry of Public Works nearly assassinated Adel Abdul Mahdi, one of Iraq’s two Vice Presidents, as well as Riad Ghraib, the Minister of Public Works. Twelve were killed and 42 wounded […]
46 Lashkar-e-Jhangvi detained after failed Pakistan suicide attack
Afghanistan: Amnesty Bill Places Karzai In Dilemma
Israeli Forces Place Nablus Under Curfew, Palestinians Voice Condemnation
The Mysterious Mullah Omar
Turkish Administrative Court Freezes Yasin Al-Qadi™s Assets
[UPDATE2] President Bush has warned Pakistan that it risks losing US aide if it fails to act against al Qaeda operating in the tribal areas. “For the time being, officials say, the White House has ruled out unilateral strikes against the training camps that American spy satellites are monitoring in North Waziristan… The fear is […]
Hezbollah has built a new line of defense in southern Lebanon. The Hezbollah defensive line overlooks the Litani river in is just beyond the UNIFIL peacekeeping forces deployed to the south.
[UPDATE2] Muqtada al-Sadr said the Baghdad security plan will fail. The Kurds are reported to be supporting the new oil law. Coalition forces captured a senior al Qaeda leader in Mosul and killed 2 terrorists. A female suicide bomber used a vest with ball bearings in the suicide attack at the Baghdad university.
The US will hold direct talks with Iran if it suspends its nuclear program. President Ahmadinejad vowed to continue enrichment of uranium. Western countries are considering options on sanctions.
Six Islamists were killed and 13 Marines wounded in a battle on Jolo Island. One report claims the six killed were members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), while another claims they were Abu Sayyaf. MLNF has sheltered Abu Sayyaf fighters and allowed them to establish training camps.
[UPDATE1] A suicide bomber killed 40 and wounded 35 in an attack at the Mustansiriyah University in a Shia neighborhood in Baghdad. Other suicide attacks that occurred in Baghdad include: the Iranian embassy, in front of Hakim’s compound, and a Karrada market, but casualties were low. Sectarian murders have dropped significantly, however. Security forces killed […]
Three suicide bomber were killed when their explosives detonated prematurely. They were planning to attack police in Sahiwal. Two Peshawar police were murdered in the ambush. Baluchistan’s governor urges negotiations with the Taliban. The suicide attack that killed a US diplomat in Karachi has been linked back to al Qaeda, as we noted immediately after […]
The border post where bribes buy an easy entry for Taliban
Growing Iranian Regional Influence Worries Saudi Arabia
Surge tactics to tame Ramadi, city of anarchy
Iran fires first rocket into space – report
British intelligence believes there are over 2,000 potential “British-based Islamic terrorists plotting suicide attacks against ‘soft’ targets” inside the country, and the nation should prepare for the possibility of suicide attacks.
al Qaeda in Iraq targeted Sattar and an Imam who opposed the Islamic State of Iraq Iraq. Click map to view. al Qaeda in Iraq has stepped up its campaign to eliminate the indigenous Sunni opposition in Anbar province. According to an American intelligence official and a military officer, al Qaeda in Iraq is attempting […]
[UPDATE2] al Qaeda murdered 35 and injured more than 60 in a suicide bombing on a mosque in Habbaniyah. The cleric spoke out against al Qaeda. Coalition forces found 2 chemical bomb factories in Karma. Special Iraqi Army Forces captured 5 members of the Mahdi Army in Husayniyah and the leader of a 30 man […]
Algeria has broken up an al Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb (or North Africa) arms smuggling network in Constantine. The weapons ring included “a French national, two Tunisians and 24 Algerians.”
Iran killed 17 ‘rebels’ during a battle in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan. The government accused the US of fomenting the violence. An IRGC helicopter was shot down, apparently with a SA-7, killing two IRGC commanders and 8 soldiers.
Iranian forces kill 17 rebels
Gen: Iraqi Handover May Be Delayed
Iran: US not in a position for military action
Iraq Rebel Cleric Reins In Militia; Motives at Issue
Fuel tanker bomb kills 37 in Iraq