US missiles kill 6 in northwest Pakistan
Taliban leader was killed, Afghans say
Bomb hits Egypt church at New Year’s Mass, 7 dead
Eleven people were killed in a bombing at a market in the capital of Abuja. Police arrested 92 suspected members of the People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad (formerly Boko Haram) during raids in Borno state.
Pakistanis rally against changing blasphemy law
US Predators killed four Haqqani Network fighters in an airstrike in North Waziristan. The Taliban freed 23 captive tribal leaders after making them swear on the Koran not to support the government. The Taliban killed one person in a bombing in Lakki Marwat.
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Is Pakistan losing ground in its Taliban war?
One of the suspects arrested this week for allegedly plotting an attack against the Danish newspaper that published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed had been arrested twice before. He and his supporters claimed both times that he was merely vacationing.
The cells are commanded by Qari Zia Rahman, the dual-hatted Taliban and al Qaeda leader who heads forces in northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
Eight Haqqani Network fighters were reported killed in a strike on a convoy in Ghulam Khan in North Waziristan, Pakistan. The US carried out 117 strikes in Pakistan in 2010, more than doubling 2009’s total of 53.
The Taliban in South Waziristan are attempting to show who is really in charge in the lawless tribal agency after the Pakistani Army offensive that was launched in October 2009. Last week, the Taliban kidnapped 23 tribal leaders after they met with General Kayani, the Pakistani Chief of Army Staff, during his visit to South […]
The Taliban killed two policemen in Takhar, an Italian soldier in Farah, and an ISAF soldier in the south. Coalition and Afghan forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Helmand, Khost, Wardak, and Kunduz.
Afghanistan extradited four Tajik members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to the Tajik government. Two of the men escaped from a prison in Dushanbe in August. Three other men who also escaped are still in Afghan custody; they are Afghans.
Police detained eight suspected al Qaeda operatives in Bursa and two more in the capital of Istanbul. The men are accused of plotting to carry out New Years attacks in Turkey.
Sheikh Muktar Abdelrahman Abu Zubeyr, Shabaab’s reclusive spiritual leader, issued a statement approving of Hizbul Islam’s merger with Shabaab and called for increased attacks against Somali and African Union forces. Ethiopian and Somali troops clashed in Hiraan province.
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Taliban continue with anti-education activities: in 2010, terrorists blew up more than two dozen schools in Peshawar
Pakistan saw highest number of reporters killed in 2010
Security forces arrested nine people who belong to “a jihadist religious-extremist organization.” The men are believed to be involved with a recent bombing in Bishkek and an attack on a US citizen.
Security forces killed 20 Taliban fighters and wounded 25 more during helicopter strikes in Kurram. The Taliban killed the driver of a NATO supply truck in an attack in Kachhi in Baluchistan.
An Afghan who had served as the chief of police for the western province of Farah, which borders Iran, recently stated that “insurgents” have admitted during interrogations that Iran actively supports the Taliban. From TOLO News: “Some captured insurgents have confessed during investigations that they were trained in training centres located in border areas,” former […]
The US has targeted the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan during three raids over the past month. Despite suffering losses to its leadership cadre, the IMU continues to operate in the north in conjunction with the Taliban.