Monthly Archives: June 2011


The Pakistani military claimed they killed 40 Taliban fighters and destroyed 17 hideouts in Mohmand. The Taliban bombed a school in Peshawar.


An ISAF airstrike killed a senior Haqqani network commander and several fighters in Paktia. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban leaders and fighters in Helmand, Zabul, Paktika, and Balkh. The Taliban killed six Afghans in Helmand, and killed two ISAF soldiers in the south. Seventy-five insurgents reconciled in Balkh.

Army’s faulty computer system hurts operations


Insurgents killed three US soldiers in southern Iraq, a police lieutenant in Fallujah, and a soldier in Baghdad. A soldier and two railway employees were wounded in a bombing on a train near Tikrit.


Thirty Yemeni soldiers and 14 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during fighting in Zinjibar. AQAP has taken control of a stadium just outside of Zinjibar.


Last week’s airstrikes that targeted Shabaab camps outside of Kismayo were carried out by US Predators. Security forces captured five Shabaab fighters in Gedo.

Al Qaeda

US drone targets two leaders of Somali group allied with al-Qaeda, official says


US military sees Iran behind rising troop deaths in Iraq

Al Qaeda

The al Qaeda-linked Shamukh al Islam jihadist forum has been taken offline, presumably by hackers. Al Qaeda and other terror groups use the forum to publish official announcements.


The UN-supported Special Tribunal for Lebanon has indicted four Hezbollah operatives in the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri. The four have not been publicly named, but are reported to be Mustafa Badreddine, Salim al Ayyash, Hasan Aineysseh, and Asad Sabra.


‘The Triple Agent’: The final days of the suicide bomber who attacked the CIA

Muslim Brotherhood

The United States has decided to resume official diplomatic contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood. “The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing,” an unnamed US official said.

Al Qaeda

Brennan: Counterterrorism strategy focused on al-Qaeda’s threat to homeland

Al Qaeda

US counter-terrorism strategy to rely on surgical strikes, unmanned drones


Police arrested two suspected terrorists with a suicide vest in Islamabad. Pakistan’s defense minister said US personnel have been evicted from the Shamsi Airbase. Omar bin Laden is seeking to have Osama’s family members freed from Pakistani custody.


The Taliban killed a senior government official in Kandahar City and an ISAF soldier in the south. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban leaders and fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Khost, Paktika, and Kunduz.