Author Archives: Matt Dupee


Shabaab paraded the four abducted Kenyans that have been missing since Wednesday, in the town of Bardhere, Gedo region. Shabaab said it will “punish” the four captives within 24 hours. Somali and Ethiopian troops are preparing to attack Shabaab positions in the region of Hiran located in south central Somalia.


Unidentified gunmen attacked two policemen at a checkpoint in Dagestan. Two days ago, a powerful homemade bomb killed one Russian policeman and injured eight others as they tried to defuse the device near the village of Komsomolskoye in Dagestan.

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

Mali deployed additional troops, surveillance and fighter aircraft, and over 200 vehicles to Tinzawaten, close to the Algerian border, to provide security for a festival near Timbuktu and to deter Tuareg rebels. Yesterday al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb warned it will kill the Western hostages it holds if European countries attempt to rescue them.


Turkish security forces investigating the urban arm of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party raided over 100 locations in 16 cities and detained 32 suspects. Police discovered a cache of explosives near the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium.


Ongoing clashes north and east of Zinjibar left two al Qaeda fighters and three soldiers dead. An explosion stopped all crude oil output from the Jannah Block oil field in Shabwa. Yemen’s parliament is considering a new law granting immunity to Yemen’s president and anyone who served in his regime over the past 33 years.


A Danish court fined the owners of the Danish-based Kurdish television station Roj TV after finding them guilty of promoting terrorism and being financed and controlled by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. The deputy commander of a regiment linked to an airstrike that killed scores of Kurdish civilians in northern Iraq was removed from his post.


The nationwide strike drew tens of thousands of protesters to the streets chanting anti-government slogans and setting fires. A mob burned an Islamic school in the southern city of Benin where clashes earlier killed five people. Two Christians were killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Maiduguri.


Security forces are searching for six to nine members of the Abu Sayyaf group and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Manila and Rizal province after a presidential decree warned of impending attacks during the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila. Suspected members of Abu Sayyaf blew up a bridge in the southern province […]