Monthly Archives: November 2012


The military captured Suleiman Hassan Muhammad Morshid Awadh, who was described as a “dangerous” al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander, during a raid in Zinjibar. Security forces offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the murderer of a Saudi officer.


Without Iran’s support, Assad regime will collapse: report

Palestinian Territories

The UN General Assembly voted to recognize a Palestinian sovereign state. The vote upgraded the Palestinian Authority from “non-member observer entity” to “non-member observer state.”


Syrian rebels start using missiles


Heavy fighting raged around the Damascus airport. Road access to the airport was cut and flights were suspended. The government shut down Internet access to the country.


Egypt’s Morsi escalates crisis, raising fears of a ‘second revolution’


The Islamist-dominated committee writing the new constitution voted to approve a first draft. The committee aimed to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve their panel and defuse tensions over President Morsi’s grant of new powers.


Somali and Kenyan troops battled Shabaab forces as they advanced on Burdhubo. A Somali solider killed one person after opening fire on a bus in Mogadishu.


In a videotaped message, Abu Mosaab Abdulwadood, a leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, urged Malians to reject foreign intervention and accused France of trying to divide Muslims in the country. Prior to its recent takeover of the town of Lere, the al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine gave the Tuareg MNLA an ultimatum to […]

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

AQIM has appointed a Mauritanian, Mohamed Lemine Ould Hacen, to head its Al Vourghan brigade; Yahya Abou El Hammam, an Algerian, has been promoted to Sahara emir. The Timbuktu-based brigade often clashes with the Mauritanian Army near the Malian border. Ould Hacen will also serve as AQIM spokesman for its southern region, which includes northern […]

Al Qaeda

The Bin Laden conglomerate “wants to turn Mecca into Las Vegas”


US Is Weighing Stronger Action in Syrian Conflict


Syria: Internet and mobile communication ‘cut off’

Zawahiri eulogizes Salafi jihadist killed in Gaza

On Thursday, a message from Ayman al Zawahiri eulogizing Abu al Walid al Maqdisi, a founder of the Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem and a former leader of the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, was released to jihadist forums.

United States

A judge set a sentencing date of Jan. 17, 2013 for David Coleman Headley, a US national who conducted surveillance for the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. Sentencing for his accomplice, Pakistan-born Tahawwur Rana, was moved to Jan. 15. Headley has admitted to all charges and entered a plea bargain to cooperate with the FBI.


Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile


Canadian sentenced to death in Egypt over anti-Islam film says he fears kidnapping