Monthly Archives: June 2013


A Lashkar-i-Jhangvi suicide bomber killed at least 28 Shia Hazara, including a number of women, near a Shia congregation hall in Quetta. A car bomb attack on a Frontier Corps convoy on the outskirts of Peshawar killed at least 18 civilians, and injured nine FC members and 46 civilians. A roadside bomb in North Waziristan […]


Iran confirmed the arrest of several Slovak paragliders suspected of espionage. The seven Slovaks were arrested for allegedly photographing Iranian military sites sometime in the past few weeks.


Twelve soccer players and fans were killed in a bombing at a match in Nahrawan. Al Qaeda kidnapped and executed an Awakening leader, and then stuffed his corpse with explosives. Security forces captured an al Qaeda leader in Mosul and seven members of a cell in Nukhaib.


Authorities announced that in recent weeks a number of terror attacks emanating from the West Bank have been thwarted. The Air Force is preparing to form its first squadron of Super Hercules C-130J transport aircraft, which it will receive from the United States.


Millions took to the streets to protest against President Morsi. Numerous clashes between supporters of Morsi and the opposition were reported throughout the country. The ongoing demonstrations in Egypt have played in a role in decreasing smuggling between Egypt and Gaza. A gunman was killed in the Sinai during a clash with authorities.


Senators urge Obama to get tough on Russia, Ecuador over Snowden


Sinai: Implications of the Security Challenges for Egypt and Israel: Egyptian Discourse on the Social Networks, June 2013


The government jailed Hassan Dahir Aweys and several tribal leaders after they flew to Mogadishu. Kenyan troops in Kismayo reportedly backed the Ras Kamboni militia in its fight against another militia led by Colonel Bare Hirale.


Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked seven villages in Borno state with IEDs and petrol bombs, killing 15 people, burning houses, and seizing livestock and food. Police confiscated weapons and police uniforms from a Boko Haram hideout in Yobe state. Some 30 gunmen stormed a medium-security prison in Ondo state and freed 175 inmates. A youth […]


Paramilitary troops commenced round-the-clock patrols in the restive western province of Xinjiang, where clashes between security forces and Islamist Uighurs have claimed the lives of at least 56 people in the past few months. Authorities have blamed recent violence on a 17-member militant Islamist cell formed in January by a man identified as Aihemaitiniyazi Sidike. […]


Foreign Minister Anifah said Myanmar needed to address the problems of its Muslim population, which has suffered persecution and worsening living conditions. At least 28,000 Royhinga Muslims have fled Myanmar for Malaysia in recent years. Anifah said the Organization of the Islamic Conference believes Muslim-majority nations should do more to help.

United States

According to Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai, President Obama reportedly asked him to sign a security pact with the US within the next three months. Justin Kaliebe, a US citizen from Long Island, faces a possible 30-year prison sentence for trying to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The US is said to be planning […]


Pakistan – Chinese mountaineer narrates dramatic escape


The military claimed to have killed 75 terrorists during a 34-day operation in 28 villages in the Para Chamkani area of the Kurram tribal agency that began on May 11; during the operation, 21 soldiers were killed and 86 wounded, and 15,000 civilians were dislocated. Security officials believe the recent assassination of a high court […]


A suicide bomber detonated near a Coalition convoy in Farah, killing at least two civilians and wounding six others; a Coalition vehicle was damaged but no Coalition casualties were reported. Security forces in Takhar opened fire on protesters from the Mujahideen Council who are seeking the dismissal of local governmental officials. ISAF’s Regional Command East […]


Regime forces launched a major assault on rebel-held areas of Homs, which they have been trying to regain for a year. Saudi Arabia is thought to have recently speeded up shipments of heavy weapons to the rebels. A German aid group announced that three of its employees were kidnapped over six weeks ago in northwest […]


Sinai Continues to Simmer, Threatens to Boil Over on June 30


A senior police officer was shot dead in the Sinai by unidentified gunmen. Egyptians prepared for major protests expected on June 30. Authorities seized a number of weapons from a car near a security building in Rafah. Hamas claimed that a Palestinian who was shot dead in the Sinai by unidentified gunmen was a collaborator […]

Palestinian Territories

Hamas said that war with Israel was unlikely to break out in the near future. Hamas announced the death of a member of the al Qassam Brigades who is also a nephew of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Hamas called on the Palestinian Authority not to push forward with negotiations with Israel.