Monthly Archives: February 2011


Somalia

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.


Iran

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.


Yemen

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.


Libya

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.



Germany

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


Italy

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