Todays Headlines

  • Afghanistan: Afghani and Coalition forces have detained two leaders of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). ISAF reports that the two individuals are suspected to be leaders connected to the IMU and Taliban, and are responsible for several recent high profile suicide bombings. READ MORE HERE
  • Afghanistan: Military and intelligence officials believe that the Taliban has been hiring Iranian bomb makers to develop IED’s that are more powerful and resistant to electronic detection. READ MORE HERE
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram executes two hostages as British Special Forces (SBS) conduct a rescue attempt. SBS claims they had to launch the mission or risk the hostages being transferred to another al-Qaeda affiliated group. READ MORE HERE
  • Pakistan: A report by the CFR suggests that Taliban groups based in Pakistan may be trying to unify under a single unnamed umbrella organization. The report suggests this unification may be an effort create a unified front in Pakistan and avoid further rifts within its command structure (as evidenced by the demoting of TTP deputy commander Faqir Muhammad). READ MORE HERE
  • Philippines: Government security forces have arrested two suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group in the city of Isabela. READ MORE HERE
  • United States: The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that the number of domestic hate and extremist groups rose to record levels in 2011, due to a surge in anti-government radicalism. The report also stated that California led the nation with 84 hate groups. READ MORE HERE
  • United States: U.S. government officials announced to lawmakers that the United States has paid $30 million USD to drug informants over the last 3 years. READ MORE HERE
  • Yemen: The Yemen Interior Ministry has disclosed that communiqué from AQAP reveals a plot to attack Al-Mukallh of Hadhramout governorate in Yemen, and declare it an Islamic Emirate. READ MORE HERE
  • Yemen: AQAP announces that their regional commander Mohamed Ahmed al-Haniq in Yemen has died from an illness. al-Haniq is one of the AQAP commanders responsible for last weekends attacks on Ymeni military forces and families. Read the statement HERE (ARABIC) or see the CNN’s report on his death HERE.

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