Monthly Archives: January 2014


Afghanistan

Security forces killed 10 Taliban fighters in Helmand province. Two Taliban fighters and two policemen were killed in a pair of suicide attacks in Nangarhar. The US has halted funding for polling of the presidential election after the government accused the US of manipulating the results.


Iraq

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide assault team killed 17 Iraqis in an attack on the Transportation Ministry in Baghdad; the six suicide bombers were also killed. The ISIS also killed three Awakening fighters in Hawijah. The military killed 27 ISIS fighters in airstrikes in Anbar province.


Syria

The Islamic State of the Sham clashed with Islamic battalions and rebels in Aleppo, and killed five regime forces in Damascus. Syrian officials said “certain security threats” have delayed the transfer of Syrian chemical weapons out of the country, according to the OPCW. At the Geneva II talks, the Assad regime presented a resolution that […]


Yemen

Thirty-eight people were killed during clashes between Houthi rebels and pro-government tribes in Arhab and Omran provinces in northern Yemen. Two soldiers and two members of the southern separatist movement were killed during fighting in Daleh.


Kenya

Anti-terror police in Malindi have killed an Islamist thought to be behind the murder of a police reservist involved in counterinsurgency operations. The US Director of National Intelligence believes that Shabaab militants are planning new attacks on Kenya.


Somalia

President Mohamud wants the current UN arms embargo freeze extended, as Somali troops still need equipment to fight insurgents, and said increased operations against Shabaab are imminent. In Lower Shabelle, infighting between two clans within the Somali army killed at least 18 people, including two civilians. In Kismayu, locals demonstrated against the relocation of Kenyan […]