Monthly Archives: July 2009

Iraq

US adviser™s blunt memo on Iraq – Time ‘to go home™



Nigerian Taliban leader killed in custody

Mohammad Yusuf, the leader of Boko Haram, was killed after being detained by Nigerian police, who claimed he had been attempting to escape. Yusuf had led the group responsible for the Islamist uprising in Northern Nigeria.


Iraq

Twenty-nine Iraqis were killed and 61 more were wounded in bombings outside mosques in Baghdad. Two more Iraqis were killed in a bombing in Mosul. Security forces detained 18 wanted men in Basrah and four al Qaeda in Iraq operatives in Wasit.


Afghanistan

Four Afghan soldiers were killed after the Taliban ambushed a convoy in Farah province. Two ISAF soldiers were killed during Taliban attacks in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed to have captured two policemen in Paktika. The UN said civilian deaths in Afghanistan have increased by 24 percent.



Pakistan

Two Taliban fighters and one security official were killed after the Taliban attacked a checkpoint in North Waziristan. Lashkar-e-Islami executed four men accused of kidnapping in Khyber. Police are questioning Sufi Mohammed and his two sons in Peshawar. Security forces detained 22 Taliban fighters in Swat and Bajaur and five more in Sargodha.


Special forces getting high-tech soldier suits for Iraq mission