Monthly Archives: October 2009


Senior members of parliament opposed the UN nuclear fuel deal. Opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi encouraged his supporters to hold rallies on Nov. 4, the 30th anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran. A senior Revolutionary Guards general said the “enemy” has failed to open a third front in Iran.


Eleven Islamist fighters and one policeman were killed during clashes in Chechnya and Dagestan. Among those killed was a regional commander known as Iban who is said to be behind suicide attacks and armed assaults in Argun.


The Army said 33 Taliban fighters and four soldiers were killed during clashes in South Waziristan and that the towns of Kanigoram and Sararogha have been surrounded. Security forces detained seven Islamist extremists in Sargodha and three more in Karachi.


Three government soldiers were killed in an IED attack on their convoy in Mogadishu. Tensions between Shabaab and Hizbul Islam have flared in the Tiyeglow district in Bakol. Somali pirates hijacked a Yemeni fishing vessel; one pirate was killed during the hijacking.


A suspect in last week’s deadly bombings in Baghdad killed a policeman and a security guard during questioning. Insurgents wounded 23 Iraqis in bombings and mortar attacks in Mosul and Baghdad. Security forces detained 14 wanted men in Karbala and three men behind bombings in Hillah.


Security forces killed 12 Taliban fighters in Jazjan province. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the South and wounded three policemen in Kandahar. Six suspects, including an imam, were arrested for involvement in the attack on a UN guesthouse in Kabul, and two Taliban fighters were detained in Wardak.

Fighting spreads in Pakistan’s northwest

In Khyber, seven Pakistani troops were killed in an IED attack. In South Waziristan, 21 Taliban fighters and two soldiers were killed as the military closes in on Sararogha. And in Arakzai, 12 Taliban were killed in strikes.