Monthly Archives: June 2011


Security forces arrested 13 wanted men in Basrah. Insurgents killed a civilian in Baghdad. A court sentenced the wife of slain Islamic State of Iraq leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi to life in prison.


Egypt – Christian tycoon faces wave of Muslim anger over bearded Mickey Mouse photo


Britain accused Iran of testing nuclear-capable missiles; the US said Iran is “bragging” about its missile program. President Ahmedinejad denounced the arrest of four of his followers in the government.


Security forces killed seven civilians during operations against anti-regime protesters in the villages of Mareyan and Ahsem. Britain accused Iran of supporting Syria’s crackdown on anti-regime elements.


The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is expected to release its indictment for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri within the next week. A senior Hezbollah commander is said to be named in the indictment.


France confirmed that it is providing weapons to Libyan rebels fighting President Gaddafi. French cargo planes airdropped assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and ammunition to rebels in the Nafusa mountains.


Security forces wounded more than 1,000 protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo. The protesters demand the prosecution of security officials who killed demonstrators earlier this year.


Shabaab sent 76 fighters to Yemen to aid al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Fifteen people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in Garbaharey.


A suicide assault team killed 14 people in an attack on a hotel in Kabul. The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in the south and four civilians in Jawzjan. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leaders and fighters in Zabul, Nimroz, Ghazni, and Paktika. A UAV crashed in the […]


The Mahdi Army’s Promised Day Brigade claimed it carried out multiple IED and rocket attacks on US forces. Insurgents killed an Awakening leader in Abu Ghraib. The president approved the execution of a Tunisian involved in the destruction of the Al Askaria mosque in 2006.


Security forces arrested six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Aden. Three kidnapped French aid workers have been located.


Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Somali-American, was named the new prime minister of Somalia. Shabaab beheaded two civilians in Puntland. Two soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu.


A military court will re-try Mohammad al Zawahri for his involvement in terror attacks in Egypt in the 1990s. Mohammed is the brother of Ayman al Zawahiri, the new leader of al Qaeda who also leads the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.


The foreign minister said Norway would soon begin drawing down its troops in Afghanistan, and that Norway would reduce its aid to Afghanistan if corruption in the country continues unabated. Norway currently gives 750 million kroner a year to Afghanistan and maintains about 500 troops there.


US Predators killed 21 Taliban fighters in two strikes in North Waziristan. Fedayeen-e-Islam commander Shakirullah Shakir was gunned down in Mir Ali. Kurram Taliban commander Fazal Saeed has left the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan as the group has attacked mosques and civilians. The Taliban bombed two NATO fuel tankers in Mastung.


The Taliban killed seven Afghans in attacks in Ghazni. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban fighters in Helmand and Kunduz. A UAV crashed in Farah province.