Monthly Archives: March 2014


Regime forces backed by Hezbollah captured two towns in the strategic Qalamoun region near the Lebanese border. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham reportedly killed up to 35 fighters from the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front during clashes in Hasakah. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef […]


A suicide car bomb detonated near a recently erected military checkpoint outside Arsal, killing three soldiers and wounding four others. The Liwa Ahrar al-Sunna in Baalbek claimed the attack, saying it was to avenge the death of Sami Atrash, a suspected maker of suicide car bombs who was killed after a March 27 shootout with […]


Intelligence officials are examining three mobile phones seized during a March 11 raid in the Mombasa suburb of Changamwe on suspected Shabaab members, including Abdiaziz Abdi, a Somali national thought to be the mastermind of a recently foiled terrorist attack. His phone indicated he had been communicating with contacts in Gedo, Somalia, prior to his […]


The Interior Ministry has ordered Bahrainis who are “currently in conflict zones … on the pretext of jihad” to “return to the country within two weeks” or face terrorism charges and the possible loss of citizenship. Security forces seized a number of ready-to-use Molotov cocktails at an apartment in Sanabis. The US Navy plans to […]


Police and Salafists clashed in Kairouan after the Religious Affairs Ministry decided to replace two imams in the town. Security forces in Kasserine have arrested a suspected terrorist logistician linked to Jebel Chaambi terrorists. A bomb was found during a Sufi festival in Souk Lahad. A court sentenced Imed Dghi, a leader in the League […]

United States

President Obama said a limited US military intervention in Syria would not have prevented the humanitarian crisis in the country. With regard to the decision not to launch military strikes in Syria last year, he said that “after a decade of war … the United States has limits.”


Five Taliban fighters and two civilians were killed in a Taliban suicide assault on the guest house of an American charity in Kabul. The Taliban killed five civilians in an IED attack in Helmand. The NDS broke up a suicide attack in Jawzjan.


Forty-four soldiers and four insurgents are reported to have been killed during clashes in and around Fallujah. Security forces killed two “gunmen” in Latifiyah. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham bombed two bridges near Ramadi and Haditha.


The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels battled regime forces in Latakia. Activists claimed that opposition forces have blocked regime reinforcements from reaching Latakia. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama, in Idlib, and in Deir Izzour. Arabs in Raqqah allied with the Islamic State of […]


Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives and two soldiers were killed when the military raided a safe house in Dalea province. The AQAP operatives were plotting attacks before security forces conducted the raid.


The Army confiscated a large cache of weapons and bomb-making materials during a raid in Akkar. Security forces launched launched raids in Tripoli after masked gunmen killed an Army officer and a policeman in separate attacks. Dai al-Islam al-Shahal, a leading Salafist, urged Sunni youth to defend their rights. Hezbollah is said to be revising […]


NATO appoints anti-war protester as next secretary general


The Muslim Brotherhood said presidential candidate Abdel Fattah el Sisi is afraid to campaign publicly due to the potential for backlash from the public. Security officials denied that a wall was being built around el Arish in North Sinai; Ansar Jerusalem has threatened to attack anyone involved in the purported project. The Interior Minister said […]


The IDF opened fire on two purportedly armed individuals trying to tamper with border infrastructure along the border with Syria. The two suspects were reportedly killed. A planned release of Palestinian prisoners was delayed and may not occur.


During a shootout in the Mombasa suburb of Likoni, police killed two suspects in last week’s attack on a Likoni church. Authorities are seeking to transfer the trial of accused Shabaab member Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Abubakar a.k.a. Makaburi from Mombasa to Shimo La Tewa prison for security reasons. Somali community leaders in Kenya agreed to […]


Assassins in Benghazi targeted intelligence officers over the past two days, killing one and injuring two others in three separate attacks. A Benghazi security official was injured in a separate attack, and robbers killed a Sudanese shop assistant in the city. The renegade tanker Morning Glory moved from Tripoli to Khoms; its owner has not […]