Monthly Archives: May 2012


A suicide bomber killed five policemen in Nangarhar. Eight policemen and six Taliban fighters were killed in Badakhshan, eight Taliban fighters were killed in Kandahar and six more were killed in Faryab, two Afghan soldiers were killed in Herat, two policemen were killed in Nangarhar, and two ISAF soldiers were killed in the south. The […]


The Lashkar-e-Islam denied having links with the doctor who was imprisoned for aiding Osama bin Laden. The military denied reports that US trainers have re-entered Pakistan, and said it successfully tested Hatf-VIII, a “stealth” air-launched cruise missile.


The UN nuclear inspection agency showed satellite imagery indicating that Iran was attempting to clean up a possible nuclear weapons site. UN inspectors had previously requested access to the site but had been denied.


Insurgents killed 18 Iraqis and wounded more than 50 in six bombings in Baghdad. The bombs were detonated near a restaurant, at policemen’s homes, and as a police patrol passed by. A police major was killed in a shooting in Mosul.


The rebel Free Syrian Army issued an ultimatum: if the government does not implement the UN peace plan by Friday, the FSA will no longer abide by the plan. UN envoy Annan left Syria without an agreement from the Assad regime. The US ambassador to the UN predicted failure of the plan, which would lead […]


Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three Yemeni soldiers were killed in fighting in Rada’a in Baydah province. The Houthis said that they would conduct peace talks with the government. Dozens of Houthis and tribesmen were killed in clashes in Hajja.


The Kenyan military said it has taken control of the southern towns of Afmadow and Hayo. Kenya’s Army chief also said Shabaab would be ejected from Kismayo by the end of August. The Kenyan Navy killed 14 Shabaab fighters near Kismayo.


Israeli leaders skeptical of new diplomatic efforts on Iran nuclear program


Police have confirmed that an IED was the cause of Monday’s blast at a mall. Police are looking for two suspects, and also released a photograph of Emra Erdogan, a Shabaab operative from Turkey or Germany.


Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb executed a German hostage as the military launched a raid to rescue him in the city of Kano. AQIM had demanded the release of a female jihadist imprisoned in Germany. An Italian engineer was kidnapped in Kwara.

United States

Michael McCright, a.k.a. Mikhial Jihad, of Lynnwood, Wa., pled guilty to reduced charges involving his attempt to cause a car carrying US Marines to crash on a Seattle highway. McCright is linked to Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, of Des Moines, Wa., and Walli Mujahidh, of Los Angeles, Ca., who are being held on charges of planning […]


A court sentenced 17 members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to prison terms of between nine and 23 years. Five of the IMU operatives trained in camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.