Monthly Archives: March 2010


A suicide bomber killed 13 Afghans at a market in Lashkar Gah in Helmand. Police killed two Taliban fighters and captured two more in Herat. Afghan and Coalition forces detained a Haqqani Network commander and a fighter in Khost and Paktika. Admiral Mullen said he was “advised last night about a significant shipment of weapons […]


An Iranian nuclear scientist defected to the US and has provided intelligence to the CIA. President Obama demanded a new sanctions deadline of “weeks, not months” for Iran. A US official said that “Iran is not leaving China much room to stand on.”

Short and sharp from the Taliban on Obama’s visit

The latest commentary from the Taliban’s Voice of Jihad English site (PDF via here) is pretty biting – here it is in its entirety [emphasis mine]: By making a 6-hour unannounced trip to Afghanistan last night, Obama proved that his military strategy and surge of 30,000 troops, his morale-boosting propaganda, all have failed to […]


A spokesman for the radical Islamist group Boko Haram threatened to attack the US and the West. “Islam doesn’t recognize international boundaries, we will carry out our operations anywhere in the world if we can have the chance,” Musa Tanko told AFP. He also said the US “is the number one target.”