02 Sep 2015

Benghazi bomb kills Libya special forces

“A homemade bomb killed five members of Libya’s special forces Tuesday in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to Lana, the news agency linked to the internationally recognised government. ‘Two commanders… and three soldiers were killed today,’ army spokesman Miloud Zouai was quoted as saying, adding that they had been

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02 Sep 2015

Extremists attack Malian army checkpoint, killing 2 soldiers

“Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an army checkpoint in Timbuktu early Tuesday, killing at least two soldiers and injuring one, the government said. Another soldier is missing and a search has been launched for the extremists who carried out the attacks with automatic weapons, Mali’s government said in a statement.” Source:

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02 Sep 2015

Kuwait Charges 26 Suspects With Plotting Attacks Against It

“Kuwait on Tuesday charged 26 members of an alleged terror cell with links to Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah of plotting attacks against the Gulf country. Kuwaiti prosecutors accused 24 members of the group of seeking to commit ‘acts harmful to the unity and territorial integrity of Kuwait,’ the public prosecutor

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02 Sep 2015

3 Uzbeks among 5 ‘militants’ killed in drone strike in North Waziristan

“The US killed five ‘militants,’ including several Uzbeks, in the first drone strike in Pakistan in nearly a month. The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or Reapers fired several missiles at a compound in the village of Lawara Banga in the Shawal Valley area of North Waziristan, according to news reports from

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02 Sep 2015

Afghan intel captures Taliban’s shadow governor for Faryab

“Afghanistan’s intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), captured the Taliban’s shadow governor for Faryab province as he was traveling to Pakistan. Qari Salahuddin was arrested as he made his way to Quetta, Pakistan, the headquarters for the Taliban’s Rahbari Shura, the NDS stated on its Facebook page. Salahuddin was purportedly

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02 Sep 2015

Multiple suicide attacks kill 12 Iraqi troops, militiamen outside Haditha

“A series of suicide attacks by the Islamic State group outside a town in Iraq’s western Anbar province on Tuesday killed 12 soldiers and allied Sunni militiamen, military and hospital officials said. They said the attack began when IS militants shelled army and militia positions outside the town of Haditha

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01 Sep 2015

Thailand arrests second foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe

“Police hunting those responsible for Thailand’s deadliest bombing arrested a second foreign suspect on Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. The Aug. 17 attack on a Bangkok Hindu shrine killed 20 people and injured more than 100. Fourteen foreigners were among those killed in a blast the military government said

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01 Sep 2015

‘Boko Haram fighters on horseback’ kill villagers

“Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback have shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria’s restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents have said. Vigilante Babakura Kolo said 68 people were killed in the attack on Baanu village in Borno state late on Friday

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01 Sep 2015

Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast

“An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped. “ Source: Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali

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01 Sep 2015

Somali Militants Overrun Base for African Union Forces

“Islamic extremists overran an African Union base in southern Somalia after a firefight with troops there early Tuesday, a Somali military official said. The attack in the small farming town of Janale started with a suicide car bombing at the base’s gate, followed by a firefight which lasted more than

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