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Afghanistan
Six Injured in Rocket Attack in Baghlan
[Tolo News] At least six civilians, including two women, were maimed after holy warriors fired two missiles into the capital of northern Baghlan province, local officials said on Tuesday.

The attack took place on Tuesday afternoon after the holy warriors fired two rockets into Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of the province, head of police media office in Baghlan, Jawid Basharat said.

"The rockets were fired from Dand-e-Ghori district of the province into Pul-e-Khumri. The police have started investigations into the attack," he said.

The victims have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, he added.

No group including the Taliban has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kunduz Governor Reports Taliban Allegiance To Daesh
[Tolo News] Kunduz provincial governor Mohammad Omer Safi has said that Afghan Lions of Islam are fighting alongside Daesh in the country's besieged northern province.

Speaking to News Agency that Dare Not be Named, Safi said that the Taliban in these areas have pledged allegiance to Daesh in an attempt to create a safe haven for Lions of Islam being driven out of Pakistain's northern Wazoo tribal region.

Safi said that in addition to switching from hit-and-run attacks to seizing and holding territory, the Taliban have also been joined by other bad boys, including from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The IMU has longstanding ties to the Taliban and al-Qaeda, and is believed to have pledged allegiance to Daesh last year.

According to him, there are ominous signs of a growing Daesh presence in northern Afghanistan. He said fighters have raised the group's black flag in nearby villages, and that imported muscle from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, Chechnya, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have been found among the dead.

However,
a clean conscience makes a soft pillow...
a western intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the extent of any Daesh presence in northern Afghanistan remained unclear and had not yet been corroborated.

The provincial administration has meanwhile reportedly called up local militia groups and armed around 1,000 men to join front line battles and conduct patrols through areas cleared of murderous Moslems.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
in a meeting on Sunday with Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani, US Gen. John Campbell, Resolute Support Mission commander, said that Daesh was actively recruiting in the country, but was not yet operational in Afghanistan.

Campbell said: "It is absolutely a concern." He said the group was using a sophisticated social media campaign to attract Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistain who were disgruntled at the lack of progress they were making in overthrowing the Kabul government.

He said Daesh's presence in Afghanistan has grown considerably in the past six months.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suicide Bomber and Gunmen Attack Court Building in Maidan Wardak
[Tolo News] At least four unknown gunnies attacked the court building in central Maidan Wardak province early Tuesday, killing two coppers, local officials said.

The attack took place in Maidan Shahr, the capital of the province after a jacket wallah detonated his explosives near the entrance of the court, allowing three accomplices to enter the building.

However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
they were rubbed out by security forces inside the building, provincial police chief Khalil Andarabi said.

"Two coppers were killed in the suicide kaboom and three civilians were also injured," he said.

The victims were taken to a nearby hospital, he added.

No group including the Taliban has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [17 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


33 Insurgents Killed in ANSF Operations Across Afghanistan
[Tolo News] At least 33 holy warriors have been killed and six others injured in a series of coordinated operations over the past 24 hours by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Tuesday.

In addition, three others were tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
The operations were conducted in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, Laghman, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Sar-e-Pul, Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
and Paktiya provinces, the statement said.

"During the same 24 hour period, Afghan National Police discovered and defused two different types of IEDs placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Takhar and Paktika provinces," it said.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [18 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Militants storm upscale area in Kabul
[WASHINGTONPOST] Heavily armed Death Eaters stormed an upscale Kabul neighborhood Tuesday night, resulting in a fierce shootout and more than a dozen kabooms.

Police said the attack was taking place in Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood, at the base of a large hill that overlooks central Kabul.

According to diplomatic officials, preliminary reports indicate that a small hotel used by foreigners was the intended target. But it was not immediately clear whether the attackers managed get past hotel security. Several foreign embassies are also in that area.

The attack began about 11 p.m. local time and was still ongoing three hours later. Residents across Kabul could hear continual gunfire and kabooms. Some journalists nearby said they heard at least 20 kabooms.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but ambulances could be seen rushing to the scene.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [17 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Kenyan police injured in suspected Al-Shabaab attack near Garissa
[CNN] Suspected Islamist gunnies attacked Kenyan national police Monday evening in the same county where students were slaughtered in a university attack last month, leading to a heavy gunbattle that left at least five officers injured, authorities said.

Police officers were looking for Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
Death Eaters in eastern Garissa County when gunnies attacked them on Monday evening, said James Kianda, acting county commissioner.

Police reinforcements responded and fought with the attackers, believed to be with Al-Shabaab. In the ensuing battle, five officers were maimed, including two critically, the national police service said.

Details about casualties from the initial encounter weren't immediately available.

National police and the Kenyan military were conducting an operation against the attackers on Tuesday, the national police said.

The initial group of coppers was patrolling the county's Fafi and Yumbis areas, acting on the belief that Al-Shabaab fighters were hiding nearby, Kianda said.

Monday's incident came more than seven weeks after Al-Shabaab hard boyz stormed a college in eastern Kenya's Garissa city and killed 147 people.

In that incident, according to Agence La Belle France-Presse, the hard boyz separated students by religion -- allowing Moslems to leave and killing Christians

Of those killed at Garissa University College on April 2, 142 were students at the university, and the rest were security forces and campus security.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed by militants in Mali
[Dhaka Tribune] A Bangladeshi soldier deployed on a United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
peacekeeping mission in Mali was rubbed out, and another maimed, in a krazed killer attack at Bamako, the capital of Mali, in the second attack in days, the UN said yesterday.

The dear departed was Nilkanto Hajang and the injured soldier is Shirajul Islam, a blurb issued by Inter Services Public Relations Directorate said yesterday.
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Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Arabia
Yemen's pro-government forces retake city from Shite rebels
[Rudaw] SANAA, Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
-- Yemen's pro-government fighters have pushed out Shite rebels and their allies and retaken a southern city that's the gateway to the port of Aden in their first significant advance since a Saudi-led coalition launched Arclight airstrikes on the rebel group, officials said Tuesday.

Coalition strikes, which began in March in an effort to halt the power grab by the rebels known as Houthis, also continued on Tuesday across Yemen, targeting positions of the rebels and their allies.

Despite the Arclight airstrikes, the rebels had advanced toward the southern port city of Aden over the past weeks and engaged in heavy ground fighting with rival forces in several cities across Yemen. But in a counter-offensive, pro-government fighters managed to capture the city of Dhale and also the command center of the 33rd Armored Brigade, officials said.

The brigade, which once controlled the city, is one of the country's largest army units. It is loyal to ousted President President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
, who is allied with the rebels.

In capturing Dhale, pro-government fighters also seized large weapons' and ammunition caches, armored vehicles, and Katyusha rocket launchers, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
because they were not authorized to talk to news hounds.

Footage aired on Dubai-based Al-Arabiya network from Dhale showed fighters in one armored vehicle flying the flag of once-independent South Yemen.

The pro-government forces in the south are allied with exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, but also want an independent southern state. Dozens of fighters -- both from the pro-government side and the Houthis -- have been killed in intense festivities the past two weeks. Fighting between the two sides was still underway Tuesday on the outskirts of Dhale, the officials said.

The capture of Dhale -- the gateway to Aden -- is the first major achievement by pro-Hadi forces since March 26 start of the coalition Arclight airstrikes.

Hadi's government in exile has declared several provinces of Yemen disaster zones, including Dhale, where all basic services have collapsed. Due to the violence, most Yemenis now face severe shortages of fuel, water, medicine and food.

The UN estimates that at least 1,037 civilians, including 130 women and 234 children, have been killed between March 26 and May 20.

Tuesday's Arclight airstrikes hit Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
positions and Saleh's forces in at least five cities, including the capital, Sanaa, and Aden -- where rebels have deployed large forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/27/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni Army, Popular Committees Respond to Aggression, Strike Saudi Sites
[ALMANAR.LB] In retaliation for the repeated and continuous US-Saudi attacks against the Yemeni people, the national army and the Popular Committees stormed on Monday the Saudi Al-Makhrooq military position, overlooking the Najran area, Al-Massira TV channel reported.

The army, joined by the Committees, also destroyed four enemy armored vehicles and two other vehicles during the campaign against the Saudi Towaileq military position.

Earlier on Monday, the Yemeni forces, including the Committee, repelled an attack carried out by forces of Evil of al-Qaeda takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group on a cement factory in restive Lahj
... a Yemeni governate located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the stomping grounds on the southern secessionist al-Harak movement
province, leaving several attackers killed or injured.

Moreover, the Yemeni forces and residents of border areas confronted the Saudi-US aggression by shelling Saudi military positions.

In another development, various media outlets reported that a huge kaboom went off in Khamis Mosheat military base south of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, which contains a military airport.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
14-year-old planned to blow up Austrian train station
h/t Gates of Vienna
An Austrian court has found a 14-year-old boy guilty of planning to blow up Vienna's main railway station after being radicalized by Islamic extremists.

The court also found the defendant guilty of planning to join extremist fighters in the Middle East, a punishable offense in Austria.

The unidentified youth was sentenced to two years in juvenile detention, with 14 months of the term suspended. That leaves 10 months to serve, and with seven months already spent in investigative custody, he will only be behind bars for three more.

The proceedings Tuesday were in the city of St. Poelten, west of Vienna. Police say they found plans for such an attack on the boy's computer and defense lawyer Rudolf Mayer said his client acknowledges his guilt.
EUropeans are an inspiration to us all.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/27/2015 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [19 views] Top|| File under:


Government
U.S. Intelligence has LOC of ISIS HQ complex in Raqqa, but won't bomb it.
[New York Times] WASHINGTON -- American intelligence analysts have identified seven buildings in downtown Raqqa in eastern Syria as the main headquarters of the Islamic State. But the buildings have gone untouched during the 10-month allied air campaign.

And just last week, convoys of heavily armed Islamic State fighters paraded triumphantly through the streets of the provincial capital Ramadi in western Iraq after forcing Iraqi troops to flee. They rolled on unscathed by coalition fighter-bombers.
Yes, the lack of kinetic engagement on the celebratory convoy was noted here last week, which combined with this article pretty much labels the Washington regimes campaign against ISIS a notional effort. That being said, perhaps our analysis should now turn to the reasons why.
American and allied warplanes are equipped with the most precise aerial arsenal ever fielded. But American officials say they are not striking significant, and obvious, Islamic State targets out of fear that the attacks will accidentally kill civilians. Killing such innocents could hand the militants a major propaganda coup and alienate the local Sunni tribesmen, whose support is critical to ousting the militants, and Sunni Arab countries that are part of the fragile American-led coalition.

But many Iraqi commanders and some American officers say that exercising such prudence with airstrikes is a major reason the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or Daesh, has been able to seize vast territory in recent months in Iraq and Syria. That caution -- coupled with President Obama's reluctance to commit significant American firepower to a war the White House declared over in 2011, when the last United States combat troops withdrew from Iraq -- has led to persistent complaints from Iraqi officials that the United States has been too cautious in its air campaign.
Map depicting ISIS arterial flow and strategic Lines of Communication (LOC) from Raqqa.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/27/2015 04:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under:

#1  400 civilans wer killed by ISIS few days ago just because Barka Hussein didn't want to kill afew terrorists out of uniform.
Posted by: JFM || 05/27/2015 5:13 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
TX family tricks would-be IS fighter into returning home
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Nobody loved him but his mudder, and she was jivin' too.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/27/2015 0:05 Comments || Top||

#2  00:07

There was a Texan who went to Stamboul
In the hopes of becoming an ISIL tool
His mom's case of the vapors
Got into the papers
So now he feels like a fool
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/27/2015 0:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Yowser!

"They say raising kids is expensive,"
Sang "Sammy" Khan's Mammy, so pensive,
"And that's the truth, honey,
But he's still my Sonny,
And that's why my care's so intensive."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 05/27/2015 1:54 Comments || Top||

#4  And when he carries out a terror attack in USA, we shall all be (terribly) surprised.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/27/2015 2:02 Comments || Top||


Texas man charged with supporting ISIL
[USATODAY] A Texas man has been charged by federal authorities in a alleged conspiracy to aid the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terror group by assisting a friend's travel to Syria and unsuccessfully attempting the same journey himself to join the group's ranks.

Asher Abid Khan, 20, of Spring, Texas, was tossed in the calaboose
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
Tuesday after making it as far as Istanbul, a well-traveled staging area for imported muscle seeking entry to Syria.

According to federal prosecutors, he was duped into returning to Texas when his family sent the suspect false information about his mother's health.

Khan is expected to make an initial court appearance in the Houston area Tuesday.

The suspect and a friend allegedly planned their travel to Syria through The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
to join the fight on behalf of the Islamic State or ISIL, federal prosecutors allege.

"I wanna join (ISIL), can you help?" Khan allegedly asked a Turkish-based ISIL contact.

Khan's associate was able to enter Syria with the assistance of Khan and the ISIL contact.

The FBI learned of Khan and the alleged interest in ISIL in October 2014, after agents searched his friend's Facebook account. The friend, identified in court papers as S.R.G., allegedly posted pictures of himself with military-style weapons.

Tracking Khan's earlier communications with S.R.G, dating to January 2014, federal Sherlocks learned of the Turkish-based contact, described in court papers as a 24-year-old co-conspirator.

The messages, which later included detailed exchanges with the Turkish contact, "show how Khan confided in others about his plans,'' federal prosecutors allege.

On Jan. 13, 2014, according to court papers, Khan allegedly messaged the Turkish contact, explaining his support for ISIL. He said he had recently moved to Australia because he was unhappy living in the west. He expressed his "sadness'' that he was living "comfortably while brothers are in so much hardship.''
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [20 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Businessman's nephew killed in IED blast
[DAWN] Political administration officials and local residents said unknown gunnies attacked house of Haji Bughdad Shah in Durbakhel area of Haleemzai tehsil late on Sunday night resulting in serious injuries to his nephew, Jamil Khan. They said the injured succumbed while being taken to hospital. The attackers managed to escape.

It was the second attack on house of Bughdad Shah, a renowned businessman of marble. Earlier hand grenades were hurled on his residence, but the inmates remained unhurt. Sources said he had received threatening letters from extortionists.

After the incident the security forces, levies and Khassadar personnel conducted a joint search operation in the area to arrest the attackers. During the search, an IED blast took place, but the law-enforcers remained unhurt.

The security forces locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
17 persons under collective responsibility clause of the FCR during the search.

Meanwhile,
...back at the cheese factory, all the pieces finally fell together in Fluffy's mind...
in the same area, a former senator Abdul Wahid escaped unhurt when an IED targeted his vehicle, which was partially damaged in the blast. Abdul Wahid is the uncle of MNA Malak Bilalur Rehman and Senator Hilalur Rehman.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?

Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.

If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!...

five peace volunteers were maimed in separate IED blasts in Safi tehsil on Monday.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [17 views] Top|| File under:


545 booked under ATA for vandalising church
[DAWN] Police started the paperwork but haven't done much else on Monday under anti-terrorism act against the people who had vandalized a church in Basti Dhoop Sarri in Sanda and maimed several coppers deployed there to protect it on Sunday night.

Police said the case had been registered against 545 people on charges of terrorism and attacking a place of worship. Around 40 suspects have already been nabbed
Please don't kill me!
"Some 500-600 people have been booked under terrorism charges for vandalising the church, damaging public and private property and injuring 10 coppers," Iqbal Town SP (Investigation) Ijaz Shafi Dogar told Dawn.

He said the situation in the area was under control and police were trying to maintain peace.

He said that 45 people were named in the FIR while others remained 'unidentified'. "We are conducting raids for more arrests, especially those who have been named in the FIR," the SP said.

Scores of people had gathered outside the Gulshan-e-Ravi cop shoppe on Sunday night to protest the alleged desecration of the Holy Koran by a Christian youth earlier in the day and demanded that the suspect be handed over to them.

They dispersed when police assured them that a case had been registered against the suspect under the blasphemy laws (295-B), but they reassembled in Basti Dhoop Sarri to attack the church and the house of the suspect.

In the meantime, a police party led by DIG (Operations) Haider Ashraf reached the scene and had to use the force when the mob attacked them.

Tensions ran high in the area after Sunday evening's incident.

There is a long history of religion-based trouble in the county and Lahore and its surroundings have been at the centre of some ugly faith-related incidents in the recent past.
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Three Hazara people among four killed in Quetta
[DAWN] Four people, three of them belonging to the Shia Hazara community, were killed and eight others, two women among them, suffered injuries in three incidents of firing here on Monday.

Bazaars, markets, shopping centres and shops were closed and normal activities suspended in the city after the incidents. Vehicular traffic remained thin in and around the city.

People of Hazara community and traders demonstrated outside the office of the inspector general of police and Quetta Press Club to protest against the incidents.

Enraged people gathered on Masjid Road and Liaquat Road, forcing shopkeepers to close their shops.

The first incident occurred in Iqbal Road area where gunnies shot up a tea shop, killing one Anwar Ali Hazara and injuring a passerby, Mohammad Azam Yousufzai.

Police took the body and the injured to the Civil Hospital. "The slain man was hit by eight bullets which caused his instant death," hospital sources said.

The incident was followed by an attack on people, women among them, waiting for a lady doctor outside the Saleem Medical Complex. The attack was carried out by two gunnies on a cycle of violence.

Two people was struck down in his prime and four others were maimed, police said.

A heavy contingent of police and Frontier Corps personnel cordoned off the area and took the gunfire victims to the Combined Military Hospital, where doctors confirmed death of two men. They were identified as Abdul Hakeem Hazara and Mohammad Hashim Hazara. The injured were admitted to the hospital.
Posted by: Fred || 05/27/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Iraq
Shiite militia claims ISIS leader killed near Fallujah
[Rudaw] Shiite militias fighting near the Fallujah district of Garma in Anbar province claim they killed an ISIS leader and five of his deputies.
Emir is such a usefully vague kind of word. As far as I can tell, it means the leader of anything from a patrol to the caliph himself. Most of them aren't caliphs, of course.
"In the fight against ISIS in the sub-district of Garma east of Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
Hatam Shahada, known as Abu Mosab Muhajir, was killed along with 20 other snuffies and two of the killed snuffies hold foreign IDs," Brigadier General Mahmoud Marzi, a Hashd al-Shaabi commander, told news agencies on Tuesday.

Also called Popular Mobilization Units or PMUs, the Hashd al-Shaabi are volunteer Shiite militias who have sworn to fight the Sunni ISIS.

Marzi added that Iraqi joint forces consisting of the Hashd al-Shaabi, the Badr Organization and Sunni tribal regiments have been locked in an intense battle with ISIS in Garma.

Sunni-majority Fallujah, 69 kilometers west of Baghdad, has been under ISIS control since last summer. The city has been besieged by the Iraqi Army, which has been continuously shelling the city to weaken the myrmidons.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/27/2015 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  There are plenty to replace him
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/27/2015 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  We should cut Iraq into three pieces, Shia, Sunni, and Kurd.

Since they cannot play nice together the best thing to do is to separate them.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/27/2015 1:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Day, dollar, SPOD
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/27/2015 2:02 Comments || Top||


ISIS leader with past ties to local police killed in Mosul
[Rudaw] US-led coalition Arclight airstrikes have killed a prominent ISIS leader along with 20 other Death Eaters, a well-placed source inside djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
told Rudaw on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

"The slain ISIS leader's name is Mujbal Zeban Aluezi. He was the general director of Mosul police in the city prior to joining ISIS, and after Mosul fell to ISIS he joined the group's Death Eaters," said the source.

According to information obtained by Rudaw, Aluezi had a hand in yielding Mosul to ISIS and also took part in many battles against Peshmerga forces.

Earlier in April, an armed anti-ISIS group operating in Mosul claimed it had assassinated the military attaché of His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/27/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces seize key area en route to Ramadi
[Rudaw] Iraqi forces have reportedly seized an area south of the ISIS-held city of Ramadi previously used by the forces of Evil to truck in reinforcements, weapons and supplies, the Anbar provincial council announced.

"Iraqi forces backed by tribal gunnies and with air support from Iraqi warplanes lunched a military operation on Ankoud area, south of Ramadi, a position used by Daesh for delivering support to the group," Azaal Fahdawi, a member of the council, told Rudaw on Tuesday.

Iraq earlier on Tuesday announced the start of a military campaign to drive ISIS out of western Anbar province. The forces of Evil captured the picturesque provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month.

"The joint operation to recapture Ramadi has already begun in areas such as Ankoud and is moving towards Anbar University and Sajariya," a source from Anbar police told local media on Tuesday.

The source added that the Iraqi military leadership has a "concrete" and "careful" plan to drive ISIS from Ramadi.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Big Shirley was still trying to snatch Nunzio bald-headed. She was already halfway there...
Hamid Maliki, an Iraqi Air Force commander, estimated that 20 ISIS fighters Iraqi Arclight airstrikes inside the city of Ramadi.
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ISIS shells Shiite forces gathering at Habanya base
[Rudaw] The historic military town of Habanya in Anbar province reportedly came under heavy ISIS artillery fire on Monday as thousands of Shiite snuffies continue to gather in the area for an assault on the captured quiet provincial capital of Ramadi.

The bombardment killed at least 12 members of the Iraqi forces and wounding several others, according to a Sky News report on Tuesday.

According to the Sky News report, at least 20 missiles were launched by the gunnies against the forces at the Habanya base, which is 15km Ramadi and 80km west of Baghdad.

An estimated force of 3,000 fighters from the Shiite militias known collectively as the Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units, have deployed this week to Habanya ahead of the expected offensive.

Habanya, also known as Habbaniyah, is roughly 8km east of Ramadi on the road to Fallujah and 80km from the capital. A former British Royal Air Force base established in the 1930s, the base was also used by the US military for campaigns in the province.
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Coalition airstrikes hammer ISIS bases in Shingal, kill 24 militants
[Rudaw] US-led coalition Arclight airstrikes against ISIS jihadis in the town of Shingal, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
province, resulted in the deaths of 24 myrmidons, a Peshmerga commander told Rudaw.

"The coalition Arclight airstrikes bombarded Daesh positions around 12 pm on Tuesday from the west, east and center of the town," Ezadin Sandi, a commander of the 12th Peshmerga Brigade, said Tuesday. Daesh is the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

"From the east side, they attacked a Daesh-held checkpoint, where at least 14 jihadists were killed. Meanwhile the Arclight airstrikes targeted a checkpoint and one of the group's positions from the west and central areas, which resulted in the death of 10 Daesh gunnies," Sandi added.

ISIS bases in the disputed Shingal have been frequently bombarded by coalition Arclight airstrikes in the last few months.

Earlier in May, US-led coalition warplanes conducted seven Arclight airstrikes within two hours against ISIS in Shingal, killing at least 30 jihadis during an operation.
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Hundreds of ISIS militants killed in Salahadin province
[Rudaw] Iraqi joint forces have advanced towards areas east of the city of Samara in Salahadin province, killed 124 ISIS faceless myrmidons and destroyed dozens of armored vehicles, Mohammed Abbas, a Badr Organization commander, told Al-Sumaria News on Tuesday.

"The Iraqi joint forces, including the Iraqi Federal Police, keep advancing to deep areas west of Samara, capturing large territories," said Abbas.

"In the aftermath of our advances, more than 70 ISIS faceless myrmidons were killed and nine boom-mobiles destroyed," he added.

Samara is located on the east bank of the Tigris River in Salahadin province, 125 kilometers north of Baghdad.
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Iraq Shi'ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains
[REUTERS] Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni population.

The Iraqi government is scrambling to reverse its biggest military setback in nearly a year, the fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province west of Baghdad. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed to recapture it within days.

The Shi'ite militiamen, supported by a smaller cadre of government troops, advanced on Tuesday to within a few kilometers of a university on Ramadi's southwestern edge, police sources and Sunni tribal fighters allied to the government said.

As they passed through Euphrates river valley farmland south of Ramadi, the forces of Evil told people to return home, stay inside and they would not be harmed.

Ramadi's fall a week ago was swiftly followed by the fall of the UNESCO heritage city of Palmyra in Syria, the two biggest gains by Islamic State fighters since the United States began targeting them with air strikes in both Iraq and Syria last year.

Islamic State controls swathes of territory in both countries, where it has proclaimed a caliphate to rule over all Moslems according to strict mediaeval precepts.

The simultaneous advances over the past week at opposite ends of the group's territory have raised doubts about the U.S. strategy to bomb the bully boyz from the air but leave fighting on the ground to local Iraqi and Syrian forces.

In Iraq, the regular military's failure to hold Ramadi has forced the government to send Iran-backed Shi'ite paramilitaries to help retake the city. Washington is worried this could enrage residents in the overwhelmingly Sunni Moslem province and push them into the arms of Islamic State.

A front man for the Shi'ite militias, known as Hashid Shaabi, said the codename for the new operation would be "Labaik ya Hussein", a slogan in honor of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed killed in the 7th Century battle that led to the schism between Shi'ite and Sunni Moslems.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Rocket fired from Gaza Strip lands in southern Israel
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Air raid sirens sounded on Tuesday night after at least one rocket fired from the Gazoo Strip landed in southern Israel, police said.

There were no reports of damage or injuries. The remnants of one rocket were found near the port city of Ashdod, about 20 km north of the Gazoo Strip, an ambulance service front man said.

No group in the Gazoo Strip had immediately taken responsibility for the firing.

Earlier reports by Israeli media said five rockets had been fired but it was later found that electronic sensors watching for firings may have given false readings.

Reports speculated that the rocket may have been an errant rocket that was not intentionally aimed at Israeli territory.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Strikes Terrorists in Various Areas
[ALMANAR.LB] Syrian Army units continued on Tuesday to strike foreign-backed Death Eaters in many areas across the country, killing numbers of them, wounding others, and destroying their vehicles and weapons.

Daraa

Army units carried out concentrated operations against al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria Nusra Front terrorists' dens in several areas in Daraa southern province, a military source told SANA.

The source pointed out that an army unit destroyed a mortar launcher pad and a den, killing all the Death Eaters inside, adding that a vehicle transferring Death Eaters was destroyed where five of them were killed and others injured near the Post Office in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa city.

Many terrorists, who attempted to infiltrate from al-Naziheen Camp towards Abdul-Aziz Abazid Mosque, were killed and others were maimed, as army units also targeted terrorists' gatherings in the surrounding area of Ber Um al-Dorj in Daraa al-Balad according to the source.

Another army unit concentrated its strikes on terrorists' gatherings and dens, killing many, injuring others and destroying a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun in Kafar Nasej town in the northern western countryside of Daraa.

In the northern area, many bad boyz were potted and others were maimed in addition to destroying their vehicles and weapons in al-Faqie village and to the east of Ibta'a town.

An army unit also destroyed a rocket launcher in Fada area to the south of Inkhil town in the countryside of the province.

Sweida

A unit of the army and the armed forces carried out a special operation against dens of ISIL in the northeastern countryside of southern Sweida province.

A number of the ISIL bad boyz were potted in the operation and a number of their vehicles were destroyed, some of which equipped with various machineguns, in addition to destroying their arms and ammunition.
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Two teenagers abducted, slaughtered by Shabiha in Homs: activists
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Local activists said Abduction and killing have returned to Homs city as three bodies of two boys and a girl were found last week with signs of slaughtering and torture after being kidnapped.

Activists reported that bodies of two cousin boys, about 15 year-old, were found near the predominantly Alawite neighborhood of al-Nuzha in Homs.

On May 21 2015, some people kidnapped the two boys in Shammas neighborhood when they were walking next to the University Accommodation, Eye-witnesses reported.

Activist Jawad al-Faori detailed that a boy witnessed the abduction told him about a speedy car stopped next to the two boys, the driver pretended asking about an address, then 4 persons got out of it and dragged the two boys to the car by force.

Al-Faori mentioned that the car drove very fast, next day the two boys were found dead and their bodies thrown at the side of Nazha neighborhood. Their bodies showed signs of cruel killing despite their small age.

The activist suspected that regime militia and Shabiha were more likely to be the criminal who killed the two boys, as the crime took place in a regime-loyal neighborhood, and all routes between Nazha and Shammas neighborhoods are controlled by regime's barriers. He added that security forces may facilitate that kind of crimes.

The two boys were displaced from Baba Amr and lived in Shammas, thinking it would have been safer.

Al-Faori mentioned that a similar crime committed against a girl in the same day, as her body was found in an abandoned place in Nazha neighborhood. Eye witnesses mentioned that signs of torture were seen on it.

A young man mentioned that body was for a student in Baath University from Sunni sect, confirming the marks of torture on her body, but he later denied all what he had said because Shabiha threatened him, according to the activist.

Crimes similar to those have increased recently in so called "safe" neighborhoods Homs, where people disappeared, then their bodies found after days thrown in abandoned places with signs of torture or slaughtering.
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#1  Boy Howdy, that's a particularly violent form of pedophile.

In the US, we'd call that a serial crime and call the FBI.
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Nusra Front seizes ISIS-held town near Occupied Golan Heights
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Al Qaeda's Syria wing, the Nusra Front, backed by Islamist factions seized control of an ISIS-held town southwest Syria near the Occupied Golan Heights, a monitoring group said Monday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Nusra Front and Islamic factions have seize the town of Sahem al- Golan after violent festivities with ISIS-linked group Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade.

On Sunday, Nusra fighters launched a major attack on ISIS-last stronghold southwest Syria.

The area has witnessed festivities when Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade could seized in April 29 a headquarter of the Nusra Front in the town of Sahem al- Golan in west of Daraa after violent festivities between the two sides, the Observatory said.

At least 7 Nusra fighters and 2 members of Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade were killed in the festivities, including one of the most prominent leading figure in the Nusra Front from the town of al- Shehil, SOHR said.
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15 killed in Syrian regime air strikes at Palmyra
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] At least 15 people were killed in Syrian regime air strikes around Palmyra, the U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights said in a statement on Monday.

The strikes close to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Homs province injured dozens more, the rights group said.

On Sunday, the official news agency SANA reported at least 400 people in the area killed by Daesh, who took the central city on May 20.

The Roman ruins at Palmyra, considered some of the best preserved in the world, date to the 1st century.
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6 barrel bombs rock Yarmouk refugee camp, 1 killed
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian regime's helicopters on Tuesday have dropped 6 barrel bombs on the embattled Paleostinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus, killing one person, Zaman al-Wasl news hound said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido stepped from behind the suit of armor, rapier in hand. Ciccolini snarled and reached for his own weapon...
new skirmishes erupted between Salafist tough guys led by the Nusra Front, who control the vast camp, and Paleostinian militias loyal to Bashir al-Assad.

For months, the regime has waged an unrelenting aerial campaign against the opposition-held areas making particular use of crude so-called barrel bombs.

Syria's four-year-old war has killed more than 220,000 people and forced millions out of their homes.
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Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 35 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] The United States and its allies carried out 10 Arclight airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and 25 strikes in Iraq since Sunday, the U.S. military said on Monday.

Kurdish fighters, supported by the coalition, were forcing faceless myrmidons to cede territory in northern Syria at an increasing rate, U.S. Brigadier General Thomas Weidley, chief of staff of the coalition effort, said in a statement.

Most of the Arclight airstrikes in Syria were targeted in the area near Al Hasakah, where they destroyed four ISIS fighting positions, a checkpoint, an excavator and other equipment, according to the statement.

In Iraq, the strikes were targeted at ISIS positions near Baghdadi, Bayji, Fallujah and djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, among other sites.
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