Monthly Archives: December 2009


An aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that protesters are “enemies of God.” Iranian police vowed to crush protesters with “no mercy.” Supporters of President Ahmadinejad’s regime hosted counter-protests.


A man tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month carrying powdered chemicals, liquid, and a syringe that could have caused an explosion in a case bearing similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, officials said. China floated the idea of establishing a permanent base in […]

Suicide bomber strikes inside US combat outpost in Khost

A suicide bomber apparently penetrated security at a US combat outpost in Khost province and detonated inside a facility on the base; CNN reported the attack took place at either a chow hall or a gym at Combat Outpost Chapman: A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest attacked Forward Operating Base Chapman near the district […]


A suicide bomber detonated inside of Combat Outpost Chapman in Khost province; casualties cannot be confirmed. Afghan and Coalition forces killed and captured an undisclosed number of Taliban fighters in Baghlan and Helmand. Bulgaria will deploy an additional 30 soldiers.


In heart of Iraq, a plan to revive the pulse of a central artery


Afghans turn to Taleban justice as insurgents set up shadow government


Iranian security forces intensified their crackdown on anti-government protesters. The US moved toward more sanctions on Tehran. Iran looks to Kazakhstan to purchase uranium.


Yemen’s foreign minister said hundreds of al Qaeda operatives are based in the country. “There are maybe hundreds of them: 200, 300 — I don’t have real (hard) figures,” Foreign Minister Abubakr al Qirbi said. Anwar al Alwaki reportedly provided religious justification for the Christmas Day airline plot.


England ready to pull out of Commonwealth Games over terror risk


Three Philippine Navy officers were killed as they patrolled the coastline in Basilan province by former MILF members. Security forces were dispatched in pursuit of the attackers, who were led by a former MILF member named Tanad Nasalun.

Anwar al Awlaki ‘blessed’ Christmas day airline bombing attempt

The Washington Times appears to have confirmed what many of us have suspected immediately after the Christmas day airline bombing attempt failed and federal authorities detained Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab: radical, US born cleric Anwar al Awlaki had provided the religious justification for Abdulmutallab to conduct the attack: The Nigerian accused of trying to blow up […]


Thirty-seven Taliban fighters, five tribal fighters and four security personnel were killed in clashes in Arakzai. Four children, a woman, and two security personnel were killed in clashes in Mohmand. A wanted Taliban commander was killed in South Waziristan. The Taliban killed a policeman in Bajaur.


Security forces detained 19 “infiltrators” from Syria, 12 wanted men in Nassiriya and 10 more in Basrah, eight al Qaeda fighters in central and northern Iraq, a Special Groups fighter in Amarah, and a Hezbollah Brigades facilitator in Baghdad. Insurgents wounded four civilians in bombings in Baghdad and Mosul.


Thirty-five people were killed in Bauchi, northern Nigeria, when an Islamist sect, dubbed the Kata Kalo, had their violent internal bickering spill into the streets after members accused one another of causing the illness of their leader. The group was armed with spears and arrows and targeted a local military unit, causing the death of […]


Three undisclosed people suspected of being involved in the attack on six Saudi tourists in the western town of Djambala, Niger, have been detained by authorities.The six Saudi tourists along with two Malians were traveling to Mali when they were attacked by unidentified gunmen, leaving three of the Saudi tourists dead and three seriously injured.

Al Qaeda

‘Hundreds of al-Qaeda militants planning attacks from Yemen’

Afghan deputy intel chief’s assassination plotted in Pakistan

The four Taliban operatives behind the assassination of Afghanistan’s deputy intel chief. Quqnoos photo. According to Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security, the assassination of NDS Deputy Director Dr. Abdullah Laghmani was hatched by Pakistani Taliban commanders based in Peshawar. Laghmani was one of 23 Afghans killed in a suicide attack in a mosque in the […]


The Afghan government claimed an ISAF raid in Kunar killed 10 civilians, including eight children. The Taliban killed a British soldier in Helmand. An Afghan soldier reportedly killed a US soldier and wounded two Italian soldiers in Badghis. Joint forces detained an undisclosed number of Taliban and Haqqani Network fighters in Kandahar and Khost.