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.
After bin Laden, militants flood net with threats
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.
US told to consider Pakistan’s constraints
US drone targets two leaders of Somali group allied with al-Qaeda, official says
US military sees Iran behind rising troop deaths in Iraq
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.