Twenty-three people were killed in attacks in Mogadishu; nine of those were killed in an IED attack on a minivan near a base manned by Burundian troops. Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces said it would deploy 10,000 troops to Somalia if the United States provides financial assistance.
Afghan authorities take over biggest bank to avoid meltdown
The Taliban killed five ISAF soldiers in separate IED attacks in the south and east, and three government employees in Kabul. Afghan and Coalition forces killed and captured several Taliban fighters and commanders in Kandahar, Khost, Ghazni, Kunar, and Kunduz.
Said al Shihri, an ex-Gitmo detainee who is one of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s most senior leaders, issued an audiotape earlier this month seeking the support of Saudi soldiers and security officers. Al Shihri’s tape echoes the messaging of al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki, who has sought to convince Muslim soldiers to serve al Qaeda.
The US has officially transferred security to the Iraqi government. Three terrorists were killed in a premature detonation in Fallujah. Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Tal Afar and a Mahdi Army fighter in Baghdad, and detained 22 gunmen in Bayji, 15 wanted men in Basrah, an Islamic State of Iraq leader and three […]
Iraqis approach end of US combat role with worry
Alexander Mayer and I are a little overdue for an update on the latest trends on the Predator/Reaper strikes in Pakistan, but in the interim, my friend Anirudh Bhattacharyya at the Hindustan Times has a very good article rounding up the latest. Anirudh did interview me for the article. From the Hindustan Times: The latest […]
Canada’s Operation Samosa and the Pakistani connection