Monthly Archives: August 2013

France

Obama asks Congress to approve military strike against Syria


Afghanistan

The Taliban killed five people in a suicide attack in Kandahar, 12 people in an IED attack in Helmand, seven more in another roadside bombing in Parwan, and an ISAF soldier in the east. Security forces killed 16 Taliban fighters and detained 10 more in Wardak.


Syria

Fighters from the Sharia Court of Aleppo clashed with the rebel Saddam Hussein battalion. The Sharia Court executed at least one person in the past two days. Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released 20 Syrian Kurds after torturing them; at least 50 more Kurdish civilians are still held captive . […]


Top jihadist reportedly arrested in Sinai

A day after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant called on Egyptians to wage “jihad” against the army, a top jihadist wanted in connection with the recent killing of over 20 policemen in the Sinai was arrested.


Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed 12 people and wounded 20 more in a car bombing in Ramadi. Another civilian was killed in a bombing in Madeen. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant denounced the Muslim Brotherhood for pursuing democracy in Egypt.


Egypt

Suicide Bombing Shakes Sinai Amid Security Crackdown



Syria

The White House walk-and-talk that changed Obama’s mind on Syria