Monthly Archives: February 2014

United States

US officials say al Qaeda’s leader in Afghanistan, Farouq al-Qahtani al-Qatari, has several hundred fighters and could plan attacks on the US; officials are concerned that the “zero option” will remove US capability to launch strikes against al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. The US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, retired after three years in the […]


Iraq

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide bomber killed the head of the Awakening in Haditha and six of his fighters. The ISIS also killed three policemen in Mosul and three civilians in Khalis. Security forces killed 15 ISIS fighters in Ramadi.



Syria

Tens of thousands under siege in Yarmouk ‘slowly dying’


Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Kurdish YPG fighters as well as with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front in Hasakah. Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters battled regime forces in Hama, and in Deir Izzour, where the two Islamist groups also clashed with ISIS. In Reef Dimashq near Yabroud, […]


Iraq

Generations on, Christians fleeing Syria return to Turkey


Yemen

Twenty-four people are reported to have been killed during clashes between Salafists and Yemeni troops on one side, and Shia Houthi rebels on the other. The fighting took place in Hizm, the provincial capital of Jawf.