Monthly Archives: February 2011


Pakistan playing cynical game with CIA contractor, says official

ISAF statement on the withdrawal from Pech Valley

US Army Sergeant David M. Pooler, of 1st Platoon, Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, scans the area across the Kunar River as he provides security in the Noorgal district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, May 1, 2010 as part of a community development council meeting. US Army photo by […]


Afghanistan – ISAF plans ‘better targeting’ of insurgents in border regions


‘Increasing Taliban violence mirrors government weakness’ – Afghan opposition leader


Police arrested 45 people whose phone numbers were on Raymond Davis’ cell phone. Pakistan attempted to trade Davis for convicted al Qaeda operative Aafia Siddiqui.


The Taliban killed four ISAF soldiers in attacks in the south, east, and west, and executed two Afghan contractors in Kandahar. Security forces captured a Taliban commander in Kandahar.


The Burundian military claimed that 80 Shabaab fighters and seven Burundian troops have been killed over the past several days during fighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab established an immigration and customs office in Baidoa.


Security forces arrested opposition leaders Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, according to an opposition website. ISAF’s spokesman said Iran is arming the Taliban. Iran said the logo for the 2012 Olympics spells the word “Zion,” and threatened to boycott.


President Saleh said he was prepared to form a unity government, but the opposition parties rejected the arrangement. Suspected al Qaeda fighters killed two soldiers in Zinjibar in Abyan.


Forces loyal to President Gaddafi have launched counteroffensives to take back Zawiyah in the west and Misrata in the east. Gaddafi’s son, Saif al Adel, was seen on videotape attempting to rally Gaddafi loyalists.


Erdogan urges Turks not to assimilate: ‘You are part of Germany, but also part of our great Turkey’


Libya – Italy repudiates friendship treaty, paving way for future military action


In Lebanon, Hezbollah is watching, and waiting out, the Arab uprisings


Iraqi women work to halt bombers, but paycheck is elusive


Afghan government peace program would increase the risks of civil war, Afghan justice group warns


The Taliban destroyed two NATO fuel tankers in Mangocher. Police arrested a US security contractor for visa violations. The ISI asked the CIA for information about its operatives in Pakistan.


The Taliban killed 14 Afghans in a double bombing at a dog fight in Kandahar and two ISAF soldiers in IED attacks in the south and east, and kidnapped a Canadian “tourist” in Ghazni. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Zabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Kabul, and Logar. The Afghan peace council […]


Security forces killed five “terrorists” in Sulaimaniyah and detained 19 wanted men in Diyala. A suicide bomber killed only himself in Sulaimaniyah. Twenty-seven protesters were wounded in Maysan.

Muslim Brotherhood

Kamal al Halbavi, a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader, praised Iran’s attempts to unify the Muslim world and lauded President Ahmedinejad. “He is the bravest man in the Muslim world and we (in Egypt) need innocent, honest and brave leaders like him.”