Monthly Archives: August 2009


Russia

Security forces killed an al Qaeda leader from Algeria and a local fighter during a raid on a home in the Khasavyurt district in Dagestan. The Algerian was known as Doctor Muhammed and was “tasked to oversee terrorist acts in Dagestan,” a Russian security official said.


Iran

Son of Iran candidate ally died after beating: report


Iraq

Security forces detained 10 al Qaeda fighters in Diyala, eight wanted men in Basrah and one more in Amarah, and three terrorists in Mosul. The Turkish foreign minister said Iraq’s evidence against Syrian involvement in the Sunni insurgency is convincing and he would pass the information to Syria.


Pakistan

The Chaman border crossing has been reopened after 25 NATO vehicles and oil tankers were destroyed in Taliban attacks. Security forces killed 30 Taliban fighters in Swat and detained one Taliban operative in Sukkar.


Afghanistan

General McChrystal submitted the assessment of the security situation in Afghanistan. He will reportedly call for the doubling of Afghan Army and police forces. Four ISAF soldiers were killed in IED and small arms attacks in southern Afghanistan.


Indonesian police: Islamic militants planned bigger attack than July’s Jakarta bombing


Thailand’s insurgency remains localized