September 12, 2012-September 19, 2012 Anti-film protests spread throughout Iraq, IHEC vote provokes dissent
This report examines the presence of jihadist groups in Syria, explains where Syrian rebel groups and foreign elements fall along the spectrum of religious ideology, and considers their effect on the Islamification of the Syrian opposition.
In a controversial and blatantly political move, President Hamid Karzai selected the ousted Mohammadi to replace General Wardak as Minister of Defense.
September 6, 2012-September 12, 2012- Vice President Hashemi sentenced to death, Al-Qaeda in Iraq claims attacks
On Sunday, Iraq’s Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death by hanging. The sentence demonstrates the politicization of the Iraqi judicial system under Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has commandeered Iraq’s legal institutions to consolidate power.
August 31, 2012-September 6, 2012--Iran resumes shipments of military equipment to Syria through Iraqi airspace, corruption plagues Defense Ministry.
From sanctuaries in Pakistan’s tribal areas, the Haqqani family hosts a variety of high-value terrorists, including senior members of al-Qaeda, Pakistani Taliban, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Lashkar-e Taiba and smaller terrorist entities linked to attacks in the UK. It also supports a global jihadist ideology that transcends objectives in Afghanistan.
August 22, 2012-August 31, 2012- Communications Minister resigns, IHEC disputes place elections in jeopardy, Tensions at Syrian border amid signs of Iranian pressure
Despite the overwhelming media attention given to Homs and Damascus, the ongoing showdown between rebel and regime forces in Aleppo City is rooted in the months-old conflict in Aleppo’s northern countryside.