Gates doubts US’s Afghan strategy
Gates doubts US’s Afghan strategy
Iran ‘on the wrong side of the law,’ IAEA chief says
Black Watch soldiers destroy Taliban stronghold in dramatic raid
Will AQIM aim north or south?
While Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence agency refuses to admit it backs the radical, al Qaeda-linked Lashkar-e-Taiba, US intelligence officials and even Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives beg to differ. From a report in The New York Times on Lashkar-e-Taiba and its attack on Mumbai, India: But a senior American intelligence official said the ISI was believed to maintain ties […]
A US strike in North Waziristan killed nine Haqqani Network and al Qaeda operatives. Twelve Taliban fighters surrendered and four more were detained in Swat. The Taliban murdered a man who sheltered a Chinese engineer. The Mahmood tribe in Bajaur was ordered to turn over Taliban fighters or face an offensive. A Taliban commander denied […]
General Odierno said the US may accelerate the withdrawal of US forces. One Iraqi was killed and 18 more were wounded in three separate bombings in Baghdad. Security forces detained 47 suspected insurgents in Kirkuk and nine more in Daqouq. A judge ordered the release of 36 MEK members.
Gen. Odierno says troop reductions in Iraq may quicken
Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari pleads guilty in terror financing
Afghan forces’ problems are a drag on US effort
Jakarta suicide bombers set sights on Australia
A former Guantanamo detainee named Fahd Saleh Suleiman al Jutayli has reportedly been killed in a shootout in Yemen. Prior to his repatriation to Saudi Arabia, Jutayli was accused of having fought at Tora Bora.
Police arrested Mullah Burhan, who was appointed by the Taliban to spark the insurgency in the previously quiet central province.
Coalition and Afghan forces killed 22 Taliban fighters, wounded 25, and detained 15 more in Farah province. Police detained the shadow governor for Bamyan province. A Taliban suicide bomber killed a US soldier during an attack on a military convoy in Khost province.
Taliban film shows leader is dead
Hakeemullah’s brother killed in US drone attack in Pakistan
Pakistan – Network of militants is robust after Mumbai siege
Iraqi Air Force assumes control of C-130 operations
The US conducted its third airstrike inside Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal areas in the past 24 hours. Hakeemullah Mehsud’s brother was reported killed an assault on a military base in Ramzak, while the Taliban released a video of Baitullah’s corpse.
Shabaab declared war on Hizbul Islam for control of the port of Kismayo town. “We will fight al Shabaab everywhere in Somalia if they so much as fire a pistol in Kismayu,” Sheikh Ismail Adow, spokesman for Hizbul’s executive council, said. Twelve civilians were killed after AMISOM troops and Somali insurgents exchanged mortar fire. The […]
President Ahmadinejad voiced his concern about the UN chief’s “biased” remarks on Tehran’s nuclear work and urged him to take the IAEA’s opinion into account. The IAEA reported that no radioactive material has been transferred to Iran’s new enrichment plant in Qom. The IAEA made plans to discuss a timetable for an inspection of the […]
Officials fear new Mumbai-style attack by group
More Saudi help needed on terror finance: US report
NATO chief tells US to stop attacking European allies
NATO leader agrees war strategy should be reviewed
White House starts review of Afghan strategy
US says Taliban has a new haven in Pakistan
General Ashfaq Kiyani, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, has weighed in on the debate over the potential for the US air campaign against the Taliban and al Qaeda to expand into Baluchistan province, according to the Daily Times. During a meeting of the Tripartite Commission, Kiyani reportedly warned the US against conducting strikes in the […]
US aircraft killed eight Taliban fighters in attacks in North and South Waziristan. General Kiyani said the US would not be permitted to conduct Predator strikes in Baluchistan, while Ambassador Patterson identified the region as a primary threat. Security forces detained more than 200 Taliban fighters in Dir and 43 more in Swat.
Left to right, Daniel Patrick Boyd, Hysen Sherifi, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan and Ziyad Yaghi have been charged with supporting violent jihad. Image from the New York Times. On Sept. 24, a superseding indictment was filed in the criminal case against Daniel Patrick Boyd and his codefendants. Authorities allege that Boyd was the ringleader of […]