Monthly Archives: September 2010


Investment a ‘success story’ in Iraqi Kurdistan


Medical experts doubt Lockerbie bomber’s prognosis


Suspected Muslim insurgents disguised as police officers killed five people and wounded three others at a fruit stall in Pattani’s Sai Buri district. The insurgents opened fire on customers and fruit vendors, killing four men and one woman and wounding three, including two children, before setting a truck ablaze and escaping towards Kapho district.


A US citizen of Algerian descent has been arrested by authorities in Barcelona’s Esplugues de Llobregat district for funding Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Mohamed Omar Debhi was arrested for suspicion of sending over $82,000 dollars to the terror group responsible for attacks and kidnappings throughout the Maghreb.


ISAF killed a senior al Qaeda leader and an IED facilitator in an airstrike in Kunar. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network members in Kandahar, Helmand, Ghazni, Khost, and Paktia. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south.

Obama’s Wars, part 2: Obama: ‘We need to make clear to people that the cancer is in Pakistan’

Al Qaeda

US-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn criticized Pakistan’s response to the floods in a videotape released on the Internet. “While the generals, politicians and puppets try to hide their war crimes from public view, they have done little … (for) the suffering of the flood and war-ravaged people they claim to represent and serve,” he […]

Pakistan’s leaders okay with unmanned airstrikes — but not manned ones

On Sept. 28, reports emerged that US military helicopters may have pursued a group of Haqqani Network fighters in Afghanistan across the border into Pakistan to fire on the fleeing militants, killing five and wounding nine others. ISAF later denied its troops crossed the border, but did carry out two such “hot pursuit” actions into […]


The US called for penalties against China over oil deals with Iran. The Iraqi Prime Minister seeks Syria’s help in stopping Iranian meddling. Tehran plans to cut fuel subsidies; domestic prices are expected to rise by 20 percent.

The Taliban

Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that reports of talks with the government are “completely baseless” and called for the withdrawal of NATO forces. “We want full and unconditional withdrawal of all invading forces from our country,” Mujahid said.


Four policemen and the chief of the extremism control department were gunned down at a cafe in Izberbash in Dagestan. Kavkaz Center claimed Issa Khashagulgov, who was detained by police, is a human rights activist and not a member of the Caucasus Emirate.

Rise in Predator strikes in Pakistan aimed at foiling Mumbai in Europe

According to Sky News, the recent spike in US Predator strike in Pakistan (21 this month) can be attributed to an attempt to foil Mumbai-like terror assaults in major European cities: Intelligence agencies have intercepted a terror plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks on Britain and other European countries, according to Sky News sources. Sky’s foreign […]


The US killed four “militants” in a Predator airstrike in South Waziristan. The Pentagon said last weekend’s cross-border raids may have been the result of “communication breakdowns.” An intelligence report characterized the MQM political party as a terrorist group.

Osama bin Laden’s spokesman freed by Iran

Gaith.jpgIran has freed Osama bin Laden’s spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, from “house arrest.” Abu Ghaith gained infamy after Sept. 11, 2001, when he promised more attacks on American soil. He recruited the al Qaeda cell responsible for the Oct. 8, 2002, attack on US Marines training on Faylaka Island.


Taliban contacts still at embryonic stage: NATO envoy


Two Iraqis were killed in a bombing in northern Baghdad. Security forces detained 10 al Qaeda leaders in Salahidin, Ninewa, Wasit, Babil, and Baghdad, and two wanted men in al Kut. A US soldier has been arrested for shooting and killing two fellow soldiers in Fallujah.

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

The Mauritanian government has extradited 20 suspected al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb members who were convicted of drug trafficking after clashes with the military at the northeastern border of Mali. Suspected AQIM fighters kidnapped a merchant in Algeria’s Tizi-Ouzou.


A bomb threat phoned in from a local phone booth caused the Eiffel Tower to be evacuated briefly today; on Sept. 14 a similar anonymous bomb threat also resulted in the evacuation of the tower and its environs. French authorities have been on high alert for possible terror attacks since Sept. 16, when a specific […]


More NATO trainers needed in Afghanistan, general says