Monthly Archives: August 2012

Syria

Fighters from the rebel army’s Brigade of Free Syrians launched an offensive in Aleppo, including attacks against an artillery training school, an intelligence compound, and a major army checkpoint. The Syrian National Council said it is expanding to include more activist groups.



Caucasus

Assassination Of Daghestan’s Sufi Spiritual Leader Raises Specter Of New Violence



Yemen

US drones killed eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike on a vehicle in Hadramout province. Four out of the last five drone strikes have taken place in the eastern province.



Somalia

Three people were killed in a bombing at a bus station in Mogadishu. “Gunmen” killed two people in Gelinsor. Shabaab claimed it overran a Kenyan base in Afmadow and shot down a helicopter.