The Roundup for April 18, 2008

KILLED OR CAPTURED - A chart showing senior al-Qaida leaders recently killed or captured and several pages of a letter found by coalition forces on the body of a terrorist were released in Baghdad, Iraq, during a media briefing by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman.

Suspects in Maupin's Death Get Death Sentence

Airstrike kills 4 in Basra, 2 die in Sadr City clashes

Turkey: Army strikes militants in northern Iraq

Intercepted al-Qaida Letter Reveals Tactics, Strategy (53 AQI leaders killed or captured this month)

Iraqi Army finds weapons cache in vehicle (Haw al-Askery)

Iraqi Army discovers IED materials during clearing operations (Mahmudiyah)

Iraqi Army takes lead in Marne Piledriver

Sons of Iraq lead MND-C Soldiers to weapons cache (Tameem)

One terrorist killed, five suspects detained in Mosul

One suspected terrorist detained in joint operation; local SOI groups reject AQI

13 al-Qaeda suspects detained

Coalition UAV engages RPG team, kills four criminals (Basra)

Iraqi Security Forces detain 2 wanted criminal leaders, 10 others in Basrah

MND-B Soldiers seize rockets, weapons cache (Baghdad)

Rocket cache found by MND-C Soldiers, Iraqi Security Forces (Baghdad)

Two key suspects detained in Seddah

Coalition forces detain 18 suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorists

Iraqi DBE discover anti-tank mines after attack from dismounted insurgents

Coalition detains alleged AQI leader, three other suspects in Mosul

MND-B Soldiers seize munitions in Rashid

SOI repel checkpoint attack, kill 2 AQI near Balad

One terrorist killed, 14 detained in operations targeting AQI leaders

MND-B Soldiers defend themselves, kill 6 criminals (Eastern Baghdad)

Operation Charge of Knights continues progress in Basrah

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

Afghan villagers save school, clinic from insurgents (Gotta read this!)

Infamous Taliban Leader (Mullah Ismail) Killed In Pakistan

(UK) Army has killed 7,000 Taliban

Key Taliban commander offers surrender

Key Taliban commander arrested by Afghan police

Suspected weapons facilitators detained in Helmand province

Insurgents on motorcycles killed in Zabul

Afghan, Coalition forces destroy IED-making compound in Oruzgan

ANA, CF continue to neutralize Taliban insurgents

Joint forces detain Haqqani network commander

Detained IED facilitators identified (Sheik Soup, LOL!)

Pakistan nabs 3 militants linked to killings of 7 charity workers

Two Taliban militants arrested in Punjab

Canadian Tanks Stomp Taliban

The West:

Quebec's Muslim Moderates Fight Back

New Charges Filed Against Former USF Students

(UK) Six guilty of terrorism support

India / Pakistan:

Militant hideout busted in J-K

Lashkar Top Gun Killed in Kashmir Gunfight

Israel / Levant:

Head of Islamic Jihad in Qabatya Killed by IDF Forces

Three Israeli soldiers, four militants killed in Gaza raids

Four Hamas militants killed in eastern Gaza (Senior member captured)

U.N. Security Council Calls on Hezbollah to Disarm

Israel imposes full closure of Palestinian territories

Israeli troop kills Quds brigades activists in Jenin


Mauritania Uncovers ‘Terror Cell’

Mauritania police arrest third suspect in French tourist killings

Algerian Troops Stop AQM Summit Meeting

Algeria forces kill 10 rebel bomb plotters

Southeast Asia:

Indonesia: Police arrest two alleged Jemaah Islamiyah members (Major catch)

The Caucasus / Former Soviet Republics:

Six suspected Islamic extremists arrested in Bashkortostan

Attackers killed in shootout with police in Chechnya


Today's Roundup

SECURITY DUTY - U.S. Army Spc. Rebecca Buck secures the perimeter of an Iraqi police station in Tarmiya Province, Iraq, March 30, 2008. Buck is a medic with 25th Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Greer

Battles kill 13 in Sadr City, blockade eased

Special Forces destroy al-Qaida camp cache

Aide to radical Iraqi cleric shot dead

Unmanned Drone Kills 6 Iraqi Insurgents

MND-C Soldiers aid residents, remove weapons cache (Baghdad)

Local cooperation brings in multiple suspects (Jisr Diyala)

Coalition Forces capture suspected Special Groups criminal

Five wanted individuals, 20 other suspects detained

Coalition forces return fire after complex attack in Sadr City

Significant caches found North of Habbaniyah

Iraqi Border Patrol discovers large mines cache in Diyala Province

National Police, MND-C Soldiers, capture key criminal

Third cache discovered within seven days

UAV destroys mortar position, kills 6

MND-C Soldiers find weapons cache in Janabi

Iraqi Army soldiers find weapons caches, detain 2 in separate operations

MND-B Soldiers seize weapons cache

ISF capture two al-Qaeda in Iraq IED cell members, one insurgent cell leader in separate operations

MND-B Air Weapons Teams engage criminals

Two AQI terrorists killed, nine detained in central, northern Iraq

MND-B Soldiers seize weapons cache

MND-B Soldiers kill 13 criminals

Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army discover large cache in Husayniyah

MND-B Soldiers detain suspected EFP cell leader, seize cache

Iraqi Army soldiers uncover weapons caches near Arab Jassim, PB Warrior Keep

ISF, SOI discover 11 weapons caches in northern Iraq

Six detained in Coalition operations

IED weapons making facility destroyed in Diyala

UAV kills 2 criminals

Iraqi Army soldiers discover hundreds of mortar rounds

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

Al-Qaeda leader dead, says US intelligence (Abu Obaidah al-Masri)

Rumors of Hekmatyar's Death in Nuristan Fighting

Coalition airstrike targeted Hekmatyar loyalists (Earlier story)

US commander: 'Significant' reduction in Taliban, al-Qaida operations

Pak army swings into action as Taliban re-emerges in Swat

7 Taliban, 1 Afghan Police Killed

Afghan clashes claim 24 Taliban

Suspected IED facilitators, militant sub-commander detained

Weapons cache discovered, destroyed in Helmand

The West:

UK terror plot: Sabeel Ahmed gets 18-month term

Britain monitoring 30 terror plots: Home Secretary

Tunisian arrested for terror links in Italy

Southeast Asia:

(Scared to lead!) Militant Declines Abu Sayyaf Leadership

Philippine police raid on JI lair yields bomb-making materials

Philippines deports suspected al-Qaeda members (sorry, no GTMO for you)

15 militants surrender in Tripura

N. Delhi hands over list of 117 camps of Indian insurgents on Bangladesh

24 suspects detained in Narathiwat sweep (Thailand)

Israel / Levant:

Israeli Airstrike Kills 2 in Gaza

Tank-armed Israeli troops carry out incursion in central Gaza

Two Palestinians on night watch mission in Gaza killed in air strike

Syria: President's brother-in-law 'accused of US-backed coup'

India / Pakistan:

Five Hizbul Mujahideen rebels killed in Kashmir

Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in Doda District

Hizbul Militant Arrested

Four Militants Killed in Factional Clash (Red on Red)

Two Al-Badar Militants Arrested in Kashmir

Jihad Loses its Pull in Kashmir


French commandos swoop after pirates free hostages

Al-Qaida-linked mastermind of French killings arrested (Mauritania)

Two militants arrested by Algerian security

AQ in Algeria: Old, Sick, Quitting

The Caucasus:

Almost 200 militants killed in North Caucasus in 2007

Law enforcers destroy 14 terrorist bases in Chechnya in March


Today's Roundup

ROOFTOP SECURITY - U.S. Army Pfc. Paul Mandrell watches for possible enemy activity from the roof of Joint Security Station Oubaidy near Sadr City, Iraq, after a series of attacks. He is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason T. Bailey

Iraq: Map

Iraq's Sadr to disband Mehdi Army if clerics order

Shiite militants killed, abducted students freed in Iraq

US and Iraqi forces take the battle to Moqtada al-Sadr's doorstep (22 get virgins)

Suspected Qaeda hideout found on Iraq island

ISF recover weapons cache, kill 10 in separate operations in Basra

Aircraft drops bomb on criminal mortar site (Baghdad)

AWT destroys rocket-launch rails (Baghdad)

Coalition forces detain four suspected Special Groups criminals

Coalition forces kill three terrorists, including one targeting SOI groups

Coalition Forces kill criminal, destroy vehicle used in rocket attack (Baghdad)

ISF capture criminal element leader, suspected AQI terrorist in separate operations

ISF detain one suspected criminal element leader, five others in separate operations

Iraqi Army finds second cache in Shakariyah

Criminal killed in foiled assassination attempt

ISF find largest EFP cache to date in MND-C

MND-B aerial weapons team kills 9 criminals

One terrorist killed, 22 detained in Coalition operations

One terrorist killed, three detained in Coalition operations

Iraqi Security Forces rescue 42 kidnapped students (Mosul)

US air strike kills nine in Sadr City

Afghanistan / Pakistan / Central Asia: Map

Top Taliban militant arrested, 15 killed in Afghan raids

"Heavy casualties" among insurgents (Hunting Hekmatyar in Nuristan)

ANSF, Coalition inflict significant insurgent losses (more on Nuristan fight)

‘Americans to attack Fata if Musharraf steps down’

3 suspected Afghan militants arrested in Mingora Pakistan

Militant killed in Mand shootout (Pakistan)

Ten Taliban 'cornered and killed' (Uruzgan)

Eight ‘suicide bombers’ arrested

Suspected militants detained during Khowst Province operation

Two Hizb ut-Tahrir members sentenced to 8 years in prison in Tajikistan

The West:

Pentagon Hopes that Network Science Can Aid War on Terror

Counter- terrorism police seize large cache of illegal weapons in Austria

India / Pakistan: Map

Laser light on terror war (neat stuff)

T op Hizbul militant shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir

Indian police seize explosives

Five suspected SIMI activists held (Over 25 busted now)

Released militants seek rehabilitation

Israel / Levant: Map

Hunt on for suspected terror duo (Egypt-Tourists targeted)

Israeli missile kills Palestinian militant in Gaza: medics

45 al-Qaeda members detained in Istanbul over terror plot

Saudi Peninsula Map

Yemen arrests most wanted al-Qaeda terrorist

Africa: Map

Mauritanian police raid house after clashes with extremists

Mauritania security forces find bomb-making facility after shootout

Algeria: A new counterterrorism unit ready to fight Al-Qaeda

France expels two Algerians

22 jailed for planning attacks (Morocco)

France prepares SWAT team for seized ship

Libya, France to join US naval exercises (wow, times change)

Morocco's Qaeda branch chief remanded in custody

Somalia: Deadly Explosions Rock Cities As Ethiopian Troops Advance

Southeast Asia: Map

RKK rebel camp destroyed by Pattani authorities (Thailand)

Abu Sayyaf Bomb Expert Killed


Today's Roundup

ZODIAC PATROL - U.S. Marines carry Zodiac boats into the Euphrates River below the Haditha Dam in Iraq to conduct security patrols with Provisional Security Forces. The Marines are assigned to Company W, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Hil

Iraqi PM wins support from Kurds & Sunnis

Battling Qaeda, one town at a time

700 killed in Sadrist battles

Our Guys Kicking Ass on YouTube

Al-Qaeda weapons cache doscovered in Samarra

IP detains 2 launching Iranian-made rockets

Coalition forces conduct airstrike in Basra, one criminal killed

Two terrorists killed West of Samarra

Iraqi Security Forces discover weapons caches, detain key suspect in separate operations

MND-C Soldiers discover weapons cache

Iraqi Army Soldiers find caches near Shakeriyah

Bravery under fire: Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith 5 years after earning the Medal of Honor

Two terrorists killed, 16 suspects detained as Coalition forces target al-Qaeda in Iraq

Three terrorists killed, including would-be suicide bomber

Coalition forces conduct airstrike in al-Halaf, six criminals killed

ISF kill 7 criminal members, detain 16 in 3 separate operations in Basra

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

Wazirs block foreign militants' return to Wana

Arrest warrant for Baitullah Mehsud, 3 others issued

Pakistan arrests four Turkish al Qaeda suspects

Georgia plans to send 200 troops to Afghanistan

U.S. will send more troops to Afghanistan regardless of Iraq situation: Gates

Close aide of Maulana Fazlullah along with six other militants netted

Two militant commanders surrender in Swat

Taliban commander slain

The West:

Belgian police raid suspected PKK offices

German police investigated for training Libyans

UK Jet plot suspects recorded martyr videos

The Press Botches Basra (MSM gets called out)

British target prisons as terror incubators

NJ Lawyer goes after the funding for international terrorism

Saudi Peninsula

Saudi Mufti Calls for Moderation in Islam

Israel / Levant:

Israeli Forces arrest Palestinian militants

Army shells Gaza; one resident killed, his nephew injured

Turkish court charges 24 suspected al-Qaeda militants

Egypt detains 30 from Brotherhood as vote nears

Egypt arrests 10 more Muslim Brothers ahead of elections

India / Pakistan:

Sabauddin admits he masterminded attack

Eight suspected bombers held

8 die in shootout between militants, security forces

NWFP govt offers reward package for arrest of militants

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants surrendered in J-K


The indoctrination process of suicide-bombers by AQIM

Anti-terrorism experts meet in Algiers to discuss co-operation


Today's Roundup

U.S. Army Pfc. Angel Marrero, assigned to 2nd Platoon, Bravo Battery, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducts a patrol in Karadah, Iraq.
DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jason T. Bailey, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

US forces capture leader of Iranian-backed armed rebel network in Iraq

Tension Between Muqtada Al-Sadr, Iranians (popcorn time)

Iraqi military continues operations in Basrah

Iraq's Benchmarks (Harry Reid is deeply saddened)

U.S. troops make progress in Iraq's Diyala province

Al-Qaida's strategic failure in Iraq (Good read)

ISF, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detain 1 suspected insurgent, discover cache in separate ops

Iraqi citizen tip leads to large cache discovery

Sons of Iraq discover, turn in large cache

Coalition forces conduct airstrike in Basra, two criminals killed

Coalition forces detain suspected Special Groups criminal

Four terrorists killed, six suspects detained in Coalition operations

Informant leads Soldiers to multiple caches (Kutimiyah)

VBIED attack near Mosul kills 5, wounds 19

1-15 Inf. Regt. operation snatches key suspect (Salman Pak)

MND-B soldiers kill bomb emplacer

MND-B Soldiers seize munitions cache (Baghdad)

Citizen’s tip leads Iraqi Army to EFP cache (Mahmudiyah)

AQI financial leader captured in Salman Pak

Coalition forces detain 12 suspected terrorists

15 caches, IED factory discovered in northern Iraq

Iraqi Army Soldiers, U.S. Special Forces conduct combined operation in Makhiat

Iraqi Special Operations Forces kill 14 criminals in Basra

Iraqi Security Forces, detain two suspects in separate operations (Balad)

SOI prevent suicide attack

INP arrest 3, uncover weapons cache

Hillah Special Weapons and Tactics unit detain 20 suspected smugglers in Basra

Sons of Iraq turn over suicide belt to MND-C Soldiers (North Babil)

Iraqi Army Brigade unilateral operation nets al-Qaeda in Iraq, sizeable cache

Five wanted individuals, six others detained in Coalition operations

Afghanistan / Pakistan / Central Asia:

Uzbek president offers NATO a transit corridor to Afghanistan

Airstrike kills 3 in Afghanistan; Grunts kill several more

France Sends Troops to Afghanistan, Eases NATO Strain (why elections matter)

Taliban commander Mullah Naqibullah arrested for the third time

Afghan forces arrest over a dozen suspected insurgents

Weapons facilitation operations disrupted in Helmand Province

The West:

US charges embassy bomb suspect (Ghailani)

Case can proceed against suspect in Orlando International Airport bomb parts incident

"Up to 18" could have joined UK suicide bomb plot

Top court won't hear challenge to terrorism law (Canada)

'The Trainer' begins terror trial testimony

Jihad Comes to Wall Street

Leaders' Statements Illustrate CAIR's Extremism, Anti-Semitism

The Caucasus:

Police detain Chechen 'executioner' of Russian soldiers

Gang leader involved in terrorist acts in Chechnya detained


Malian government signs cease-fire with rebels day after military attack (see story below)

Mali helicopters strike Tuareg rebels, several dead

Morocco's Qaeda branch chief remanded in custody

An assassination plot against Algerian PM Belkhadem foiled

Israel / Levant:

IDF intercepts truck carrying dangerous chemical substances in West Bank

Hamas leader Mashaal: We accept state on '67 borders

45 Al-Qaida suspects arrested in Turkey

Egypt: Government threatens to arrest more militants

Turkish troops kill 7 PKK militants in Sirnak

IDF kills two militants in Gaza raid

IDF kills three Islamic Jihad militants in central Gaza

India / Pakistan:

India 'decapitates' jihadi group (SIMI)

Five more SIMI activists arrested in Madhya Pradesh

Police bust SIMI terror camp in Madhya Pradesh

Top Hizbul leader arrested in J&K

Top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen killed in Indian-administered Kashmir

Hizb ‘master-blaster’ held

Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman arrested

Saudi Peninsula

Yemen Mobilizes Military to Quell Riots

Southeast Asia:

Abu Sayyaf cleric arrested in Sulu (Philippines)


Today's Roundup

David Bathgate / Corbis
Silent Killer: Sources say that U.S. Predator strikes inside Pakistan are on the rise since January talks.

U.S. soldiers capture major al-Qaida player (#4 in Iraq)

Coalition forces in Iraq kill 25 terrorists, detain dozens

Fifteen Qaeda operatives killed in US air raid on Diyala

U.S. military hits al Qaeda propaganda units

Iraqi detainees refusing to go home (prison life is good)

Captured fighters help profile al-Qaida in Iraq

Iraqi Security Forces, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detain six suspected militants in overnight

Al Qaeda leader in Kirkuk, 3 suspects detained

Tip leads Iraqi National Police to large munitions cache

Suspected IED emplacers attacked in vicinity of Samarra

CF kills 1 suspected AQI in Diyala

One terrorist killed, 21 detained in operations against al-Qaeda (Karwi)

An Iraqi Insurgent Tell-All: Al-Qaida Is To Blame For "Killing Sunnis" And "Demolishing Their Homes, Mosques, and Their Hospitals"

Iraqi forces battle rogue Shiite militants

Iraqi Army hands out food in Ninewah province(Al Khuwayt)

MND-B Soldiers capture key criminal suspect, seize weapons cache (Baghdad)

Coalition forces detain eight, disrupt al-Qaeda Network

ISF, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detain 10 in overnight operations

Iraqi Police detain key criminal suspect (Musayyib)

Coalition forces destroy terrorist mortar team (West Rashid)

Iraqi Army, U.S. Special Forces detain two suspected insurgents in Al Qayyarah

Iraqi Security Forces, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detain three suspected insurgents in overnigh

Baquba Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics unit, U.S. Special Forces detain 25 suspects

ISF detain 10 in overnight operations (Iskandariyah)

Iraqi Army, U.S. Special Forces recover large weapons cache (Hawijah)

‘Tuskers’ detain five suspected terrorists (Baghdad)

Joint Statement on the Approval of the Provincial Powers Law (Democrats weep)

Coalition target roadside bombers, seven terrorists killed

Joint operations in Mosul detain 16

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

Kidney Doctor was Killed in Last Week's Missile Attack (UBL's Doc?)

ANSF destroy insurgent route in Zabul

With a Quiet Blessing, U.S. Attacks on Al Qaeda Spike (Predator comes calling)

Real life hero: A Soldiers Silver Star story (Female medic)

Five Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Special Forces have Afghan drug lords in sights

Coalition forces disrupt insurgent activities
Battle leaves 4 Taliban dead in Afghanistan

'80 Taliban had surrounded me, I had to keep on firing' (read this one!)

ANSF destroy IED, suicide vest factory in Zabul

Militant IED operations degraded in Khowst

US-Afghan forces kill insurgents in Uruzgan

The West:

Terrorists who crossed the US-Mexico border

Seven in French custody for suspected ties with radical Islamists

France: Insurgency Recruitment Trial Begins

PKK Terrorist Arrested In Belgium

Bosnia police arrest five terrorism suspects

The Caucasus:

Clash with militants in Chechnya kills nine (3 terrorists)

Israel / Levant:

Islamic militants clash with Fatah guerrillas in Lebanon (red on red)

Israeli Army arrests six Palestinian youth near Nablus

Israeli troops kill Palestinian on Gaza border

Conspirators of foiled 2004 railway attack given lengthy jail terms

India / Pakistan / Central Asia:

Hizb militant killed in Bandipora

Hizb commander killed in Ajas

Two ultras, three OGWs arrested

China’s mid-air terror trail leads to Pakistan

Rebel leader, army officer killed in Kashmir clash

Hizb Loses Exolosives Expert

Police in Islamabad arrests over 75 suspects after reports of suicide bombers

Top Lashkar Commander Killed (3 cops too)

Saudi Peninsula

Five Suspected Militants Arrested After Failed U.S. Embassy Attack in Yemen


Austria refuses to pay al-Qaeda ransom for tourists kidnapped in Tunisia
US Designates Somali Group Terrorists

Mosque killings reveal violent conflict within Algerian extremism

Algeria :bombers of Djanet airport to surrender

Algeria :Troops of the National popular Army kill 6 Al Qaeda terrorists in Tizi Ouzou province

Southeast Asia:

Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebel killed in S Philippines
Two militants killed in Assam gunbattles (India)

Singapore says detains Jemaah Islamiyah member


Today's Roundup

LIVE FIRE TRAINING IN KUWAIT - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler Carroll fires an AT-4 during live-fire training, at the Udairi Range Complex in Kuwait. Marines of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, from Camp Pendleton, Calif., are training as part of their current deployment to the Pacific and Arabian Gulf.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Bryson K. Jones

U.S. to Expand Outposts Across Baghdad by 30%

Iraqi, US Troops to Join Forces in Fighting Insurgents in Mosul

Aide of anti-U.S. Shiite cleric shot dead in Najaf

Iraqi and U.S. Special Operations Forces Detain Terrorist Leader

Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces Detain Terrorist Facilitator

Iraqi forces detain Ansar al-Sunnah militants

Iraqi, US troops detain 24 suspected terrorists

Mosul to be "cleansed" of al Qaeda

Soldiers arrest eight alleged Sunni extremists (Baghdad)

Coalition Forces capture high-value individual (Baghdad)

Coalition disrupts al-Qaeda networks; four terrorists killed, 18 detained

TF-Rogue troops capture AQI cell member as part of Phantom Phoenix

Coalition forces detain four suspected criminals (Baghdad)

Coalition Forces detain one extremist following a rocket attack (Baghdad)

VBIED discovered, two detained (Arab Jabour)

CLCs contribute to finding enemy weapons (Arab Jabour)

Operation Iron Boston targets al-Qaeda hideout (Sa'id Abdullah)

CLC turns in weapons cache (Baghdad)

Iraqi, U.S. Security Forces detain an extremist leader & a terrorist financier in separate operations

Scouts recover weapons cache in Narwhan

RCT-1 takes command in Al Anbar

Coalition forces target al-Qaeda in Iraq networks, 18 suspects detained

Soldiers find two caches in Doura

Coalition forces target al-Qaeda in central Iraq; 18 suspects detained

Anti-Coalition forces operative captured; criminal networks disrupted (Baghdad)

Sixteen IEDs, cache turned in by CLCs

CLCs contribute to finding enemy weapons

MND Soldiers, Iraqi Police conduct combined operation with CLCs in support of Operation Phantom Phoenix

Iraqi civilians lead troops to explosives cache (Ramadi)

Abu Ajeel’s Iraqi Police come back strong (Tikrit)

MND-North Soldiers uncover large caches west of Bayji

Three terrorists killed, two detained during operations targeting al-Qaeda (Tigris River Valley)

CLC provides tip to cache, roadside bomb (Baghdad)

Iraqi citizens’ tips lead Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces to 2 weapons caches (al Kut)

Extremist sniper walks into Coalition hands (Baghdad)

Mystery of the WMDs (Laurie Mylroie )

Turkish warplanes 'resume airstrikes' (against PKK)

The Caucasus / Central Asia:

Kyrgyz authorities arrest alleged member of al-Qaida linked regional Islamic group (related to IMU chief Qari Yuldashev?)

Russia launches anti-terrorist operation in Ingushetia

Kyrgyzstan Probing Radioactive Cargo Bound for Iran

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

12 militants killed in North Waziristan missile strike (Arab speakers)

7 Arabs among missile victims (+5 central Asians)

CIA kills top al Qaeda terrorist in Pakistan (al-Libi)

Arab, Asian al Qaeda operatives reported killed in North Waziristan raid (al-Masri also killed?)

Afghanistan's 12 Most Wanted (al-Libi is on the list)

Qaeda-linked militant killed in fresh Pakistan violence (Qasim Toori )

Key militant captured, not killed in Pakistan: minister (Update on Toori)

Poll terror plot is foiled (Toori is talking)

Mullah Omar sacks Baitullah for fighting against Pak Army (more Taliban infighting)

Afghani Villagers Help Forces Rid Areas of Insurgent Weapons

'Explosion in Pak. kills 3 suspected suicide bombers' (work accident)

Pakistani forces recapture tunnel

Troops resume targeting militant positions in South Waziristan

Afghans eye taking combat lead against Taliban

8 Taliban killed in clash with police in southern Afghanistan

Australian soldiers take out Taliban targets

How Al Qaeda Lost Pakistan (nice breakdown of the Pak situation)

Taliban 'resurgence' sign of desperation not increased capability (Read this one!)

Wazir tribesmen wary of Uzbek militants’ return (more Taliban infighting)

18 Orakzai tribes form Lashkar (Army) against Taliban (nice!)

U.S. aims to turn hostile Pakistani tribes friendly

US intelligence agents 'uncover Bin Laden letters'

Five ‘Taliban’ arrested in Zhob

The West:

Tampa Firm Removes Jihadi Web Site (Good job)

Madrid train bombs suspect held

British man charged with two terrorism offenses

(Canada) Algerian-born terror suspect arrested in shower (boo-hoo)

Al Qaida 'data at plot man's house' (Britain)

9/11 accused loses final bid for freedom (Britain)

Israel / Levant:

Lebanese army prevailed against al Qaeda (Must read story!)

6 more detained in Turkey’s Qaeda crackdown

Two militants killed in northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers kill armed man in Gaza

Palestinians with explosive belts arrested in Taba (border with Israel)

Egypt arrests militants from Gaza

India / Pakistan:

Supreme commander of Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islamia is killed

Four militants killed in Kashmir

Woman detained for links with LeT

Militant hideouts busted in Jammu and Kashmir

Saudi Peninsula

New Saudi prison system aims to rehabilitate Al Qaida inmates

Soft jihadi approach in Yemen scrutinized


Racing against Al Qaida in Mauritania

Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb's dilemma (More terrorist infighting)

Algeria: security forces distribute 29 suicide bombers’ photos

Al-Zawahiri Was a Sudanese Agent

Algerian security forces kill five terrorists

Algeria: Group behind UN bomb dismantled

AFRICOM staff to grow to 1,300 as it takes over military activities

Southeast Asia:

JI forces weaken: military chief (Philippines)

Marines sent to secure Tawi-Tawi island town (Philippines)

Abu Sayyaf officer linked to Father Roda murder slain in clash

Bali bomb suspect gives Philippine army the slip again

Seven militants jailed for life over bomb campaign (Bangladesh)

Indian Army officer, 2 militants killed in Assam

Village sweep kills two southern militants (Thailand)

8 suspected insurgents arrested in Narathiwat (Thailand)

12 suspected insurgents rounded up in Narathiwat (Thailand)

FBI chief lauds Cambodia for its role in 'war on terror'


Today's Roundup

ON PATROL TO OMAR - A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 2nd Battalion, walks next to a creek during a patrol to Omar in the Kunar province of Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Aird

General Says al-Qaida on the Run in Iraq (AQ: 130 KIA, 370EPW including 40 HVT)

Iraq Targets the Mahdi Army (Finally)

Marines launch rescue effort to save Hadithah girl

MND-B Soldiers detain suspected extremist cell leader (Baghdad)

Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain suspected terrorists in separate raids (Balad)

Coalition targets al-Qaeda in Iraq networks; five killed, 16 detained

Coalition disrupts al-Qaeda in Iraq operating in Diyala, 15 terrorists killed (Baqubah)

MND-C Soldiers find 2 caches in 2 days

Coalition forces target al-Qaeda in Iraq networks, 19 suspected terrorists detained

Coalition forces capture Special Groups leader, criminal network facilitator; detain total of four

NPs detain two suspected extremists (West Rashid)

MND-B Forces seize enemy caches (West Rashid)

Soldiers seize two caches, detain two (Doura)

Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Operations Forces detain 5 terror suspects

MND-North Soldiers liberate 2 from al Qaeda prison during Operation Phantom Phoenix (Baquba)

Night air raid drops 19,000 pounds of bombs, destroys 35 targets in Arab Jabour

Phantom Phoenix: More than 10 targets destroyed during ongoing air strikes in Arab Jabour

Iraqi and U.S. Forces target extremist networks in Baghdad, killing extremist commander

Coalition significantly disrupts al-Qaeda networks: two killed; 18 detained

Coalition Forces resume air assault on al-Qaeda targets (Arab Jabour)

Tips lead to detention of 10 AQI during Operation Phantom Phoenix

Coalition disrupts al-Qaeda networks in central Iraq; one killed, 19 detained

Afghanistan / Pakistan:

Troops continue targeting militant hideouts in Waziristan

Pakistani military attacks rebel stronghold

Forty militants killed in Pakistan tribal area: military

General: Taliban Offensive Is Unlikely (No spring offensive)

1 rebel killed, 9 arrested by Afghan army

Afghan police kill 6 Taliban militants

Seven troops, 37 militants killed in Waziristan clashes

Afghan suicide attacker stumbles, explodes (2 work accidents)

Pakistani Army Seizes 35 Pro-Taliban Militants in Swat Valley

Karzai’s Eagles: The Afghan Air Force flies again

Forces seize explosives and arms in Swat

Eight Taliban fighters killed in Helmand (Taliban commander dead)

Would-be suicide attacker killed; two suspects held

The West:

Padilla, cohorts get 12 to 17 years

A Christmas Gift From al Qaeda (Tracking AQ online)

Serbia: Convicted terrorists get 40-year sentence

Bosnia: Mujahadeen leader Abu Hamza to be expelled

Israel / Levant:

Israeli missile strikes kill two Gaza militants

IDF officer wounded, militant killed in W. Bank

Palestinians break through Egyptian border wall (Is that an apartheid wall too?)

Israeli forces arrest Palestinian PM's adviser for Quds affairs

Palestinian activist killed in border armed clash

IDF troops operating in southern Gaza arrest 20 terror suspects

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood to stop Gaza protests

India / Pakistan:

Four militants killed in J&K

Lashkar-e-Toiba Militant Killed

Former Jaish commander arrested

6 ‘terrorists’ arrested in Pindi, suicide jackets seized

Saudi Peninsula

AQ suspects in Belgians' killing arrested (Yemen)


Mauritania Charges 4 After French Deaths

Police search for Al-Qaeda’s lady in Algeria (Suicide bomber?)

Algeria To Leaflet Against Al-Qaeda In Maghreb

Algerian police kills terrorist, searching for another

Southeast Asia:

Extremist involved in Sipadan kidnap arrested (Philippines)

Sub-leader of Abu Sayyaf arrested in Philippines

Indonesia: Jihad may have ended in Poso

Two ULFA militants killed in police shootout in Assam (Eastern India)