Monthly Archives: August 2013



Egypt

The Egyptian army announced the arrest of dozens of “takfirists” and “criminal elements” in the Sinai. One of those arrested in the Sinai, Adel Mohammed (Adel Habara), is said to be a top militant wanted in connection with the recent killing of over 20 policemen. A police officer on patrol in the Sinai was reportedly […]


Lebanon

The army arrested Lebanese nationals Youssef Mohammed al-Fleity and Omar Abdul Mawla al-Atrash, who are suspected of involvement in an Aug. 22 rocket attack on northern Israel. Two Saudi nationals who were arrested and interrogated by Hezbollah in Beirut have been released after the Saudi ambassador interceded for them. Security is being stepped up around […]



Somalia

Ten people were killed after Shabaab ambushed government forces in the Bakool area. Shabaab killed an intelligence official in the capital. Security forces detained 27 suspected Shabaab fighters during raids in Mogadishu.


Nigeria

Boko Haram killed 24 members of a vigilante militia in an ambush in Monguno. Boko Haram fighters attacked the militia, numbering more than 100 members, as it attempted to raid a camp and detained the Islamist fighters.


Syria

F.B.I. Sharpens Scrutiny of Syrians in U.S. for Signs of Retaliation