Security forces killed six Taliban fighters in Swat; five Taliban fighters and commanders surrendered. Four civilians were killed when the military shelled their home in Khyber. Reports indicate upwards of 1,500 Taliban fighters are in Shangla.
Iranian president denies rift with supreme leader
Iran’s Ahmadinejad warns rivals their plans will fail
Border security forces reportedly surrounded and arrested three Americans who accidentally crossed the border from Iraq into Iran while hiking near the town of Ahmed Awaa near Halabja. US troops are said to have deployed to the border to search for the Americans.
Bin Laden allies reject reports of son™s death in Pakistan
Pakistan: Waziristan operation ‘delayed for strategic reasons’
Shabaab ordered women in Afgoi to wear burkas and banned khat. The pro-government Ahlu Sunna Waljama said they are organizing forces in all 18 of Somalia’s provinces. Eight Ugandan soldiers are recovering from what appears to be a poisoning incident in Mogadishu.
Three soldiers and an al Qaeda leader were killed after al Qaeda fighters ambushed an Army convoy heading to Ma’arib. Two soldiers were killed during the ambush, and one soldier and wanted al Qaeda leader A’ed Saleh al-Shabwani were killed after security forces raided a hideout.