A federal magistrate judge in New York determined that al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Iran owe relatives of 9/11 victims $6 billion in payment of damages in a suit brought by the families of 47 victims. Shaker Masri, from Chicago, pled guilty to charges that he tried to join Shabaab.
Nine Taliban fighters were killed in a tribal uprising against the group in the Muqur district in Ghazni. Security forces killed several Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Muqur in Ghazni, and a Haqqani network commander involved in suicide attacks in Paktia.
Twelve Iraqis, including seven policemen, were killed in a suicide attack and a car bombing in Baghdad; two more Iraqis were killed in a car bombing north of Fallujah. Security forces detained 20 “terrorists” in Diwaniyah.
Taliban cheers reopening of NATO supply line
Fighting between government and rebel forces continued in Aleppo. Rebels attacked a military court and an air force intelligence headquarters. Turkey reenforced its border with Syria. Jordan prepared for an influx of refugees.
Turkey Strengthens Forces on Syrian Border
Study Criticizes Pentagon Over Plans to Shift Focus to Asia
Pakistan and US sign troop supply deal