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IntelTrends 13-FEB-2010

February 13, 2010

SOMALIA: Al-shabab declares war against AMISOM and TFG troops
Shabelle, 13 Feb
Sheik Moktar Robow Ali (Abu Mansour), high profile official of Harakat Al-shabab mujahideen has Friday declared war against the African Union troops (AMISOM) and transitional government troops in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Somali-based al-Qaeda, highly likely
Yemen Obs., 13 Feb

INDIA: Major Russian firms to join Defence Expo
PTI, 13 Feb

Considered to be the largest ever defence exposition in Asia, DefExpo-2010 will witness 31 Russian firms under the umbrella of Russian Technologies State Corporation showcasing their products range from navigation systems, low range reconnaissance radar, air defence and other missiles and weapons systems, according to Russian industry officials.

U.K.: Liberal Democrat frontbencher Jenny Tonge sacked over Israel inquiry call
Guardian, 13 Feb

Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, has sacked his health spokeswoman in the House of Lords after she called for an inquiry into allegations that Israeli soldiers were involved in organ trafficking in Haiti.

Afghanistan: Nato launches major anti-Taliban offensive
BBC, 13 Feb

Sheikh Qassem: We’ll Fulfill Pledge to Avenge Moghniyeh at Right Time, Place
Al Manar, 13 Feb

Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said that the party will avenge resistance leader Imad Moghniyeh’s 2008 assassination by Israel at the right time, way, and place.

Yanukovych opens door to Russian navy keeping base in Ukraine
RIA, 13 Feb

Indian Navy fleet tanker launched in Italy
Zee/IANS, 13 Feb

‘Sri Lanka Navy responsible for abductions in Mannaar’
TamilNet, 13 Feb

SRI LANKA: SL Supreme Court decides to hold inquiry into Fonseka Fundamental Rights (FR) petition
TamilNet, 13 Feb
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Press Release: Commander of Army responds to Mrs Fonseka’s request for medical assistance to Gen. Fonseka
S.L. Army, 12 Feb
U.S. denies interfering in Sri Lanka election
CBC/AP, 12 Feb

Turkmenistan remains interested in building gas pipeline to India through Afghanistan
Trend.az, 13 Feb

YEMEN: Saudi missing soldiers to be returned to KSA soon: Al- Ahwal
SABA, 13 Feb

Yemen rebels deny assassination bid
Al Jazeera, 13 Feb

Israel says ready to recognize Somaliland
Mareeg, 13 Feb

CAUCASUS EMMIRATE: Russian infidels surrounded wild garlic gatherers in woodlands; interrogation deaths
Kavkaz, 13 Feb

Romania Says Its Joining U.S. Missile Shield Won’t Affect START Talks
Novinite, 13 Feb

Indonesian Army committed to using locally made main weapon systems
ANTARA, 12 Feb

Army Chief of Staff Gen George Toisutta said he did not want to depend on foreign-made weapons because they could become subject to an embargo.

Algeria eyed by U.S. companies
Magharebia, 12 Feb

Deniz: Turkey has demanded a drone aircraft from U.S. to assault PKK
Kurdish Media, 12 Feb

N. Korea media: South Korea-U.S. War Confab under Fire
KCNA, 12 Feb

U.S. Blockade Prevents Surfing to Cuba
Prensa Latina, 12 Feb

Commentary: Al Shabaab’s Real And Perceived Victims
Ogaden, 11 Feb


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