Monthly Archives: January 2014

Al Qaeda

Egypt faces new threat in al Qaeda-linked group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis


Iraq

The military claimed it killed 40 Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fighters in the Fallujah area; and the ISIS’ deputy military commander for Ramadi, who was a Saudi, and two bodyguards in Albu Faraj. The ISIS killed a soldier in Mosul. The bodies of three men who were tortured and murdered were discovered […]


Iraq

Kurdistan’s “Islamic” parties seek to downplay Islam



Syria

The first week of Geneva II talks ended with no progress. A rights organization accused the Assad regime of deliberately destroying thousands of homes in Damascus and Hama over the past two years. The mother of a British doctor who died in regime custody said regime officials admitted to killing him. The OPCW told the […]


Lebanon

Syrian rocket and artillery fire hit in the Akkar villages, killing a Syrian refugee and injuring four other people, including a Lebanese soldier. Lebanese forces targeted gunmen in the border area. Seeking to deflect criticism for the shelling, Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon said terrorist groups are moving into Lebanese areas, including Sidon, Beirut, Tripoli, and […]



Yemen

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed 15 soldiers in an ambush in the town of Shibam in Hadramout province. AQAP fighters also killed two policemen in an attack on a patrol in Al Baydah.