Monthly Archives: March 2011


Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Baghlan, Kunar, Khost, and Logar. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east. A suicide bomber wounded nine people in Kapisa.


Fifteen people were killed in fighting between Shabaab forces and Somali and African Union troops in Mogadishu. The African Union denied its troops took casualties during Shabaab mortar attacks in Mogadishu.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Anwar al Awlaki, a top al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader, said that the uprisings in the Middle East will benefit al Qaeda and allied jihadist movements. Awlaki, an American citizen, made the statement in the fifth edition of Inspire magazine.


Jihadists denied that they took over a radio station in Abyan province. The government blamed al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula for a blast at a weapons factory in Jaar in Abyan that killed more than 100 civilians.