Monthly Archives: February 2008


Singapore

Mas Selamat Kastari, the former leader of Jemaah Islamiyah in Singapore, escaped from prison. Kastari plotted to bomb the Singapore Changi Airport and conduct attacks in the city-state using seven bomb-filled trucks. He was arrested by Indonesia’s anti-terror squad on the island of Java in Indonesia in January 2006.


Europe

Norwegian and Swedish police arrested six suspected terrorists in Oslo and Stockholm who are believed to be financing and planning attacks in a coordinated action. Three Swedish citizens were arrested in Stockholm. Three men “of African origin” were arrested in Oslo.


Pakistan

Thirteen al Qaeda and Taliban operatives were killed in an airstrike in South Waziristan. More than 100 Taliban attacked a police post in on the outskirts of Peshawar and burned the station down. Four Taliban fighters were captured in Swat while 10 suspects were released.


Iraq

Police killed a senior al Qaeda leader and nine aides in the Thar Thar region. Coalition forces killed two al Qaeda operatives and detained 15 during raids in northern and central Iraq. Two policemen and eight civilians were killed during attacks in Mosul. Muqtada al Sadr is considering converting the Mahdi Army into a “humanitarian” […]




Iraq

Marine Battalion De-mobilizes, Heads to New Combat Outpost outside Haditha