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 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.
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.
In the latest edition of Inspire, Ibrahim Rubaish, a former Guantanamo detainee who is AQAP’s mufti, criticizes the Saudi government for taking in Tunisia’s former president.
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Libya defector cooperating even without immunity
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Pakistan gives Jakarta access to Bali bomb suspect