Canada: US official: Karzai controls just 30% of Afghanistan
Iraqi security forces detained nine al Qaeda operatives in during raids in northern Iraq and 17 insurgents north of Karbala. Coalition forces killed one al Qaeda operative and detained nine during raids in central and northern Iraq. Coalition forces detained a Special Groups member during operations in Baghdad.
Tribal Pakistan: Who is in control?
Iraqi intelligence director accuses Iran of sabotaging the Awakening movement. Coalition forces detained a regional Special Groups financier and weapons trainer as the raids against the Iranian-backed terror cells continue.
Ayman al Zawahri vowed to avenge the death of al Qaeda leader Abu Laith al Libi, who was killed in an airstrike in North Waziristan in January. “No chief of ours had died of a natural death, nor has our blood been spilled without a response,” Zawahri said in a video released on a jihadi […]
Iraq provincial powers law sent back to parliament
Turkish troops killed 77 terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party during combat operations in northern Iraq. Two Turkish soldiers were killed in the fighting. The US Secretary of Defense urged Turkey to end operations, but Turkey has not set a deadline.
Terrorist training camps in rural England
Chiarelli Likely to Command Iraq Forces
The Taliban have Kabul in their sights
Egypt’s Mubarak says Syria part of Lebanon crisis
Al Qaeda’s Resurgence
The assassination of the Army’s surgeon general has been linked back to the tribal areas. Security forces arrested a likely plotter in the October assassination attempt on Benazir Bhutto.Three close aides Maulana Fazlullah were arrested in Swat. Pakistan People™s Party-backed candidate for the Upper Kurram seat in the assembly was wounded in an IED attack […]
The Yemen Soldiers Brigades claimed responsibility for the murder of Spanish and Belgian tourists and warned Muslims to keep away from “foreign and government facilities.” The group claims links to al Qaeda in Yemen.
Pakistan – State of Emergency
Pakistani general’s killing linked to tribal belt offensive
Iran™s top cleric praises Ahmadinejad on atom issue
Tribal leader killed in North Pakistan firing incident, four wounded
Under tight security, Shiites crowd into Karbala for ceremonies
Iraq condemns Turkish incursion and wants troops out
Afghan commandos captured 17 Taliban during operations near the Tirzaye and Sabari districts in Khost province. Five police and one child were killed in an IED attack in Khost. Two Polish soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Paktika province. The US may make up for any troop deficiencies in the South; France may […]
US soldiers killed seven al Qaeda operatives and captured two during a raid near Khan Bani Sa™ad. US and Iraqi troops captured eight al Qaeda operatives in Baqubah. US troops captured a Special Groups leader in the Sha’ab neighborhood in Baghdad. An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed nine Iraqis in an attack on a bus […]
Bomber kills 14 in Iraq’s Mosul: security sources
Afghan Blast Kills 6
Pakistan to appoint new military intelligence chief: report
Currently embedded with US forces in Hawr Rajab, Iraq, Gordon Alanko looks at reconstruction and reconciliation efforts between local villages and the Iraqi government.
20,000 scholars term terrorism un-Islamic: Declaration issued at Darul-Uloom Deoband
A suicide bomber killed the Army’s surgeon general in an attack in Rawalpindi. Four Pakistanis were killed and 10 wounded in an attack on a British-run NGO in Mansehra. The Taliban fired rockets into Peshawar. The military vowed to oust the Taliban from Swat. Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan does not benefit from fighting the war […]
Israel Says It Has Improved Airstrikes
The Turkish Army said it killed 41 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists during the latest bout of fighting in northern Iraq. More that 170 PKK terrorists have been killed during the five days of fighting. Two Turkish soldiers were reported killed on Monday. The government is resisting calls to end combat operations inside Iraq.