Monthly Archives: September 2013

Israel

President Peres said Israel would consider joining the chemical weapons ban treaty. Prime Minister Netanyahu urged the US to keep up sanctions against Iran. IDF forces fired on two Palestinians who had approached the border fence with Gaza.


Yemen

A platoon of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters overran a military headquarters in Mukallah, killing and capturing several Yemeni soldiers. Yemeni special forces retook the base, killing and capturing several AQAP fighters.


Shabaab

Officials Struggle With Tangled Web of Financing for Somali Militants


Russia

Russia has offered to guard sites in Syria where chemical weapons will be destroyed, but will not allow Syria’s chemical weapons to be transferred to Russia for disposal. Security forces in Dagestan last week killed five alleged militants, including a woman, in a shootout at a house in Derbent; and also killed Kadar insurgency leader […]


Kenya

Abu Sandheere, a Kenyan al Qaeda operative, is suspected to have planned the Westgate Mall assault, and is thought to have escaped into Somalia. A 20-member Shabaab assassination squad led by Salaad Hassan and Khadar Abdi Abubakar is thought to be at large in Kenya. The number of people missing from the siege has dropped […]


United Kingdom

An appeals court upheld the seizure of the house of convicted terrorist Munir Farooqi, who had used the home to recruit fighters for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Farooqi also lost an appeal against his conviction, as did co-defendants Matthew Newton and Israr Malik. Farooqi had fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan and later turned his […]


Kenya

First images emerge from inside Nairobi’s Westgate mall


Zawahiri’s man in Shabaab’s ‘secret service’

In a July report warning of “new and more complex operations in Kenya,” the UN also identified an al Qaeda operative who has been entrusted by Ayman al Zawahiri to train Somalis and other African recruits. The operative, known as “Hassan,” has also reportedly trained Boko Haram fighters.