Bad drones, good Taliban
The Taliban announced that the Afghan High Peace Council would be one of the primary targets in their “Badar” offensive. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Uruzgan, Kandahar, Khost, and Baghlan. ISAF said the Afghan colonel who killed eight US airmen was not associated with the Taliban.
The Islamic Caucasus Emirate confirmed that its “governor” for Kabardino-Balkaria and two senior emirs were among several terrorists killed during an April 29 raid. Their deaths were announced on Kavkaz Center.
Shabaab forces are reported to have withdrawn from the southern districts of Bardaale, Hudur, and Wajid. The UN said more than 50,000 people have fled the country due to recent fighting.
A suicide bomber killed five soldiers and three civilians in an attack at a checkpoint in Mosul. Insurgents killed five Iraqis and kidnapped a judge in separate attacks in Baghdad province.
President Saleh refused to sign a deal that would have him transfer power in 30 days. Security forces killed al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander Walid Abdel-Latif al Kayani in Abyan.
Troops loyal to President Assad shelled the city of Duraa and stormed a mosque. Security forces killed 62 people on Friday. Hamas denied reports that its leader, Khaled Mashaal, would leave the country.
Will the Afghan army ever stand up and fight?