Monthly Archives: February 2009

Iraq

An end to Baghdad’s ‘Dark Era’


Somalia

President Ahmed has opened negotiations with armed insurgent groups; it is unclear if Shabaab is one of the groups. Shabaab imposed a curfew in Bardhere. The UN is considering a peacekeeping operation in Somalia.




Pakistan

The Taliban abducted two Frontier Corps troops after a firefight in Khyber. ‘Unknown gunmen’ fired on a bus transporting Shia school children; the driver was killed and two children were wounded, and five more were kidnapped. A large, well-armed Taliban force is present in Karachi, according to a police report.