Sinai Security: One Year in Power
A Taliban commander and a shadow district governor were killed yesterday during an Afghan security operation in Nimroz province. This is the third Taliban district shadow governor killed this month.
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. […]
Egypt, Its Streets a Tinderbox, Braces for a Spark
A new al Qaeda video features Hossam Abdul Raouf, the editor of the “Vanguards of Khorasan” magazine. Raouf has long served al Qaeda. In his new speech, Raouf returns to an old theme, criticizing democracy and arguing that sharia law must be implemented.
Ibrahim al Afghani, a jihadist leader closely linked to al Qaeda, and Abul Hamid Hashi Olhayi, were killed during Shabaab infighting in Barawe. Hassan Dahir Aweys is reportedly in custody in Mogadishu.