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Two ISI agents are among 11 arrested for murder of agent in Bajaur. A senior cleric at the Lal Masjid gave the government 7 days to impose Sharia law. The Council of Islamic Ideology urged the government to oppose those challenging the government’s writ, while the government is considering movin the madrassa outside the capital. […]
A Deadly US-Iran Firefight
Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow said the British servicemen captured in the Shatt Al Arab waterway may be tried. “”The legal phase concerning these British soldiers has started and if charges against them are proven, they will be punished.” Italy’s central bank has taken effective control over Sepah, the Iranian state bank.
The Afghan Army, back by local militia, killed 70 Taliban and cleared 400 Taliban from the Nad Ali district in Helmand province. Two Taliban were killed and 12 captured during operations in Nangarhar and Paktia provinces. The US is considering supporting local Afghan and Pakistani tribesman against al Qaeda.
Saad bin Laden, Osama’s son, Saif al-Adel, Suleyman Abu al-Ghaith, Muhammad Shouki al-Islambuli and other senior al Qaeda leaders are sheltering in Iran, according to Middle East experts. Al Qaeda continues to recirute and train suicide bombers in Pakistan and send them to Afghanistan.