Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared war on the Shia in early December, and described them as a “virus.”
Four people were killed in a bombing at a mosque in Maiduguri. The Army has accused the al Qaeda linked Boko Haram of carrying out the attack.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb announced the death of Abu Khabbab Abdulhaq al Qamari, a military commander and longtime jihadist. Qamari “participated in numerous large operations that shook the castles of the apostates….”
Afghanistan cracks down on private security firms
North Korea Accuses South’s President of ‘Unforgivable Sins’
Turkey expresses regret over air strike that killed 35 Kurds
Pakistani girl brought to US for treatment ‘disfigured by her own nation’s military’
Somalia fears as US Sunrise banks stop money transfers
Iran to fire long-range missiles in drill: agency
Nigeria might talk to Boko Haram via back channels
Abu al Bara’a Abdul Aziz bin Attash was killed in a clash with Ethiopian forces. Bin Attash was a member of a particularly notorious al Qaeda family that has served the Taliban, al Qaeda, Shabaab, and other allied terrorist organizations.
The Israeli Air Force killed Muaman Abu Daf in an attack in Gaza City. He led a team of fighters who launched rocket attacks into Israel.
US Agrees to $30 Billion Arms Sale to Saudis
US changes anti-terrorist strategy
US ‘deeply concerned’ after Egypt raids NGO offices
US mulls transfer of Taliban prisoner in perilous peace bid
Hamas official calls for halt on attacks against Israel
India – ‘Stop sending terrorists, will pull back guns’
Closing Strait of Hormuz not so easy for Iran: analysts
A deadly Turkish air raid in northern Iraq that killed over 31 Kurdish civilians is the latest attack in a winter offensive against members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
India rejects Pakistan’s proposal to move artillery from LoC
Pakistani authorities arrested six TTP terrorists during raids outside Islamabad. Four wanted terror suspects, including a leader of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, have been captured. In two separate shootings in the Peshawar area on Tuesday, an intelligence official and a policeman were killed.
US forces completely evacuated their bases in northern Panjshir province. An Afghan soldier shot and killed two French troops in Kapisa. Ten Afghan Local Police were killed in a roadside bombing in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand. US forces seized 12,000 pounds of homemade explosives in Kandahar.
Turkey’s air force attacked what it thought were Kurdish rebel targets near the country’s border with Iraq, killing 35 people, but officials later admitted that those killed were probably smugglers mistaken for guerrillas. Turkish officials called the incident an “unfortunate operational accident.”
A Chechen man and his sister were imprisoned after a Russian court convicted them of recruiting would-be suicide bombers to carry out a terrorist attack in Moscow in 2009. Security forces destroyed an insurgent bomb cache in Dagestan earlier this week.
Prime Minister Najib Mikati said there was no evidence that al Qaeda militants were operating in Lebanon. A blast ripped through a restaurant frequented by tourists and UN peacekeepers in Tyre, drawing wide condemnation from officials and prompting some restaurants in the city to cancel New Year’s Eve events.
Mauritania issued an international warrant for the arrest of Moustapha Ould Limam Chavi, an opponent of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, for supporting terror groups in the Sahel region. Three other Mauritanian nationals, Hamada Ould Mohamed Kheirou, Elhacen Ould Khlil, and Vawaz Ould Ahmed, believed to be influential members of Al Qaeda in the Islamic […]
Heavy clashes between Shabaab and AMISOM peacekeepers erupted in Mogadishu, resulting in casualties to both sides. A disgruntled former employee shot at least two international workers from the aid group Doctors Without Borders in Mogadishu. Somali pirates are steering the hijacked Italian vessel Enrico Levoli toward the Somali coast.
AU claims success against Al-Shabaab
Pakistan – No more bumpy ride for motorists on Torkham road