Monthly Archives: March 2011

Somalia

Shabaab killed a soldier in an IED attack in Luq. Kenya is supporting the creation of a new seni-autonomous zone in southern Somalia; the Somali government is opposed to its creation.


Syria

Syria TV accused an Egyptian-American activist currently in custody of attempting to “destabilize Syria.” President Assad claimed the government would draft new anti-terrorism laws as a first step to lifting the emergency laws that have been in effect since 1963.


Libya

President Obama approved covert operations in Libya; CIA operatives are currently on the ground. US Defense Secretary Gates said US troops would not operate on the ground. A Vatican official said UN airstrikes in Tripoli killed more than 40 civilians.