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Afghanistan
Afghan forces recapture site of village 'massacre'
[Al Jazeera] Afghan forces have recaptured a remote village where fighters from 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIS) group massacred dozens of civilians earlier this month, officials said.

A front man for the Afghan army said on Tuesday that government troops retook Mirzawalang village in northern Sar-e Pul province after several days of intense festivities with Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighters.

"Our forces are in full control of the village and are searching for Taliban mines and booby traps," Nasratullah Jamshidi told the AFP news agency.

Dawlat Waziri, a front man for the Afghan defence ministry, said its forces had "pushed the Taliban out of the village" on Monday afternoon.

Troops are due to start searching for mass graves following claims by families and local officials that about 50 villagers, including women and kiddies, were either shot or beheaded on August 5.

ISIS on Tuesday grabbed credit for the killings, but officials said it was "a joint operation by ISIS and Taliban fighters".

"They had recruited forces from other provinces of the country and attacked Mirzawalang village," Zabihullah Amani, front man for the provincial governor, said after the attack.

Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Shabaab Attack Kills 5 Policemen In Kenya’s East
[RADIOSHABELLE] A Kenyan government official says suspected al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
forces of Evil have killed five coppers in an ambush in the country’s east.

Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh on Tuesday said fighters with the al-Qaeda-linked group planted a mine that blew up a patrol car carrying seven officers in Garissa county. Saleh says an unknown number of gunnies then attacked the vehicle.

One officer was maimed and another escaped to safety, according to a police report seen by The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

At least 45 Kenyan coppers have been killed in such attacks by al-Shabaab since May.

The group based in neighboring Somalia has vowed retribution on Kenya for sending troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight the hard boys. al-Shabaab has carried out more than
Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Tunisia says IS plot to seize territory foiled
[IsraelTimes] Tunisia says it has foiled a "terrorist plot" aimed at allowing 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....
group jihadists to seize part of its territory.

Authorities "uncovered a terrorist plot" targeting police and military units in the southern town of Ben Guerdane in a fresh bid to claim territory for IS, the interior ministry says in a statement.

In March last year, jihadists mounted a coordinated assault on security installations in the town on Tunisia’s border with Libya, aiming to win over residents and establish an IS "emirate."

That attack cost the lives of seven civilians and 13 members of the security forces. Fifty-five assailants were killed.

The latest plot sought to "take advantage of social unrest... to help ISIS elements infiltrate our country in order to carry out terrorist attacks and try to seize security and military buildings," the ministry says, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

Five people were placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
, it adds.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Egyptian policeman killed in North Sinai gun attack
[AlAhram] A policeman was killed in a gun attack in North Sinai's Arish on Tuesday morning, al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

According to al-Ahram, a 42-year-old lower-ranking police officer was shot by unknown murderous Moslems in the vicinity of Arish cop shoppe.

The victim's body was transferred to al-Arish Hospital.

Security forces are intensifying efforts to catch the culprits.

No group has grabbed credit for Tuesday's attack, although many similar attacks have been claimed by Sinai-based Islamist bully boy group Ansar Beit El-Maqdis.

Islamist murderous Moslems have killed hundreds of security personnel in similar attacks in North Sinai in the past four years.
Ynet adds:
Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic murderous Moslems have rubbed out two coppers in el-Arish, capital of the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, where an 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....
affiliate is fighting security forces.

The officials say gunnies sprayed a police lieutenant's car with gunfire on Tuesday, abruptly ejecting him from the gene pool. Later, assailants rubbed out a policeman as he left his home.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Egypt's military foils car-bomb attack in North Sinai: Spokesman
[AlAhram] Egypt's army foiled a myrmidon car-kaboom in North Sinai on Tuesday, the military said in a statement.

The armed forces, including the air force, discovered and destroyed a myrmidon hideout used to conduct terrorist operations against the military, said armed forces front man Tamer El-Rifai.

"This is a continuation of the efforts of the armed forces in combating terrorist activity and pursuing myrmidon elements," El-Rifai said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen attack two UN camps in central Mali, killing 2
[Ynet] Gunmen attacked two neighboring U.N. camps in Douentza in the Mopti region of central Mali on Monday, killing a Malian soldier and a U.N. peacekeeper and lightly wounding another peacekeeper. The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, also called that incident a "terrorist attack."

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali is the deadliest of the U.N.'s 16 global peacekeeping operations, and this was one of the worst losses of mission employees.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


3 female suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria
[AlAhram] A woman jacket wallah blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
krazed killers.

Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said.

In all, 83 people were maimed in the three kabooms near the city of Maiduguri, epicentre of the long-running conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.

Nigeria's military last year wrested back large swathes of territory from the Islamist myrmidons. But they have struck back with renewed zeal since June, killing at least 143 people before Tuesday's bombings and weakening the army's control.

The group has waged an eight-year war to create an Islamic state group in northeast Nigeria, and provoked international outrage by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls known as the Chibok Girls in April 2014.

Its better-known faction, led by Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
, has mainly based itself in the sprawling Sambisa forest, and been characterised by its use of women and kiddies as suicide bombers targeting mosques and markets.

A rival faction - based in the Lake Chad region, led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi and boasting ties to 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....
group - has in the meantime quietly become a deadly force capable of carrying out highly-organised attacks.

Last month, an oil prospecting team was captured by al-Barnawi's group. At least 37 people, including members of the team, died when rescuers from the military and vigilantes attempted to free them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  A woman jacket wallah

A lost schoolgirl?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/16/2017 10:14 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Who is ‘Abdul Nabi’ who pledged allegiance to Bin Laden, and then to Baghdadi?
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The news of the surrender of the Yemeni Death Eater, Khalid Abdul Nabi, who was handed over to the security forces in Yafa, south of 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...
lately, has received great attention.

It is being scrutinized by the security department of the legitimate government in Yemen, and those interested in radical groups as well, who describe Nabi as the ’black box’ of al-Qaeda militias .
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Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

#1  Who is ‘Abdul Nabi’

A dead man after getting wrung dry of all intel, if they do it right
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/16/2017 13:33 Comments || Top||


Saudi joint forces ambush Houthi militias near Jazan
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Joint Saudi forces, on Monday night, carried out a military operation on 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 ...
strongholds opposite the border region of Jazan, 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...
Saudi units struck Houthi militias as they were preparing to conduct a ground offensive on coalition forces' positions close to the al-Qarn village near Jazan.

Military sources told Al Arabiya that a military ambush took place besieging the militia.

Artillery units shelled Houthi missile platforms as well as militia units.

The source concluded that the military plan succeeded, and the Saudi forces were able to kill dozens of anti-government myrmidons, and destroy supply lines and missile platforms.
Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Explosion, gunfire kills militant in Panthapath hotel
[Dhaka Tribune] 3:00pm- Saiful used the nom de guerre "Khairul" when registering at the hotel on August 13, but signed with his original name, says OC Atikur Rahman.

2:20pm- New Market cop shoppe Officer-in-Charge Atikur Rahman tells the Dhaka Tribune: "We first conducted a block raid in the area. We entered Olio International around 2:45am.

"The hotel manager informed us that 13 of the rooms were occupied."

He continues: "When knocking on room 301, a voice from inside said it was too late at night, and that they would talk in the morning."

After switching a light on from the outside, police could see someone with a black trolley bag coming towards the door.

Immediately they dive on the floor and call for backup to conduct the raid.

IGP Shahidul Hoque says: "Saiful was a member of Chhatra Shibir before joining New JMB"

12:20pm- CTTC says the bad boy had planned to attack processions to Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on the National Mourning Day. The police have also found leaflets containing militancy propaganda among the dear departed’s belongings.

12:00pm- CTTC has confirmed that Monirul Islam, head of the unit, will brief the media at 12:15pm at Dhanmondi Road 32 about the raid.

11:50am- Three more kabooms go off as the BDU neutralises them. Our staffs inside the office are ducking and taking cover. Our staffs on the ground have confirmed more may follow.

11:30am- Law enforcement agencies are saying there could be more murderous Moslems inside or around the hotel. The Bomb Disposal Unit has found several bags filled with explosives.

11:15am- A security guard at the al-Arafah Bank branch near the hotel has been found bleeding after the initial skirmish. He is being taken to Square Hospital for emergency treatment. One of our news hounds overhears on the police scanner that he has been hit in the head. It has not been ascertained whether he has been shot or was struck by debris.

11:05am- CTTC has called off the raid after finding no other explosives. But they are still restricting entry, even to journalists at the Dhaka Tribune office. The raid titled "Operation August Bite" seems far from over as law enforcement agencies are still on site en force. Emergency services are beginning to clean up the area.

10:40am- A CTTC official says the kaboom was from a bomb inside a trolley. The CTTC source identifies the attacker as Saiful Islam, a 21-year-old from Dumuria in Khulna. He was a student at BL College in Khulna and had set out for an attack on Dhanmondi Road 32 at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on Tuesday.

10:20am- The building next door has started to show cracks after the kabooms. Law enforcement agencies are saying nobody else is inside. Inspector General (IGP) Shahidul Hoque has arrived and is briefing the media.

10:10am- Wazidur Rahman with the Special Security and Protection Battalion has confirmed that a bad boy was inside a hotel room and has been killed. From the roof of the Dhaka Tribune office, the bad boy looks to be in his early 20s, in a black shirt and blue jeans.

9:44am- Two kabooms are heard inside the building followed by a staccato of gunfire. A room on the second floor has went kaboom! and debris have strewn across the street.

9:35am- A SWAT team has entered the building just now, confirmed by the Dhaka Tribune staffs who are stranded on the street, unable to enter the office premises.

9:24am- DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (CTTC) Abdul Mannan says police have had the area surrounded since 3am on Tuesday. He says no shots have been fired. He also tells the Dhaka Tribune that the police are trying to resolve the situation by compelling the murderous Moslems to surrender.

9:05am- Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has confirmed that one or several murderous Moslems are hiding in the building.

8:50am- No senior police personnel has commented on the matter as of yet. The hotel has been identified as Hotel Olio International, located between Square Hospital and the Russel Square intersection. It is directly across the street from the Dhaka Tribune office.

8:30am- A stretch of Panthapath from Square Hospital to the Russel Square intersection has been sealed off by law enforcement agencies. Police, including the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, Detective Branch and regular members in riot gear, are present in numbers along with Rapid Action Battalion and fire service.
Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Armed group leader 'liquidated' in Dagestan
[RFE/RL] Russian authorities say the leader of an armed group has been killed in Dagestan. The National Antiterrorism Committee said on August 14 that the leader of the group, known as the Khunzakh gang, was "liquidated" during a security operation in the western village of Orota on August 13.

The man was identified as Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev, who had been on Russia’s most-wanted list for years.

Officials have accused Gadzhiyev's group of killing a Muslim cleric in 2014 and of extorting large amounts of money from businesses in Dagestan.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under:


The Grand Turk
Turkey arrests IS militant suspected of planning ‘sensational act’
[IsraelTimes] Ottoman Turkish media reports say police in Istanbul have apprehended a suspected 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....
group murderous Moslem wanted by Interpol.

State-run Anadolu Agency says the Belgian national was detained in an anti-terrorism operation last week.

Hurriyet newspaper identifies the man as Mehdi A. and says authorities believe he arrived in Istanbul to carry out a "sensational act."

The paper’s online edition said the suspect was sought by Interpol for the past three years and was allegedly in charge of French-speaking murderous Moslems within IS. The man joined IS in Syria together with his wife and children in 2014, according to the report.

Police in Istanbul wouldn’t comment on the reports.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iran defense chief in Turkey for ‘unprecedented’ talks
[IsraelTimes] Iran’s military chief of staff is in Ankara Tuesday for "unprecedented" talks with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s leadership reportedly aimed at narrowing differences on the Syria crisis and coordinating policy on Iraq.

General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri is due to meet Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli and President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
during his three-day visit.

He kicked off the visit by meeting his Ottoman Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, the state-run Anadolu news agency says.

Pro-government Ottoman Turkish Daily Sabah quote diplomatic sources as saying the visit was a "milestone" and would not have been possible unless both sides were willing to make deals on both Syria and Iraq.

Iran’s official IRNA news agency meanwhile describe the visit as "unprecedented" in the history of bilateral relations.

"This trip was necessary for better consultation and cooperation on various military and regional issues," Bagheri says in a statement to state Iranian broadcaster IRIB, citing border security and the fight against terror.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


India-Pakistan
Indian troops foil China's incursion attempt in Ladakh, minor injuries on both sides after stone-pelting
[HindustanTimes] Indian troops on Tuesday foiled two incursion bids by the Chinese in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region but not before stones were thrown and soldiers injured on both sides as India celebrated 70 years of Independence.

The clash near the Pangong Lake, which divides Indian and Chinese territory, comes at a time when the two neighbours are in a standoff thousands of miles away in the disputed Doklam plateau close to Sikkim on India’s northeastern border. The two-month-old row has soured ties between the two sides, with China accusing India of trespass.

"Indian and Chinese troops came face to face at two places in Finger Four and Finger Five areas near Pangong Lake in Ladakh region," a government source said.

Finger Four is almost 5km into Indian territory from the line of actual control (LAC), manned by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

When Indian troops told the Chinese to retreat, words were exchanged and then a scuffle broke out. "Stones were thrown at each other, resulting in injuries to troops from both sides after which finally the Chinese forces retreated," the source said.
I believe Albert Einstein would view this as a dress rehearsal to WW-IV.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stones were thrown at each other, resulting in injuries to troops from both sides

David, paging David to the white courtesy phone.



Stones? Really, stones? I thought this was supposed to happen AFTER the two nuclear powers unleashed their missles.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/16/2017 7:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Stones were thrown

Muslim mindset?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/16/2017 10:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Study geography, Skid.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/16/2017 10:18 Comments || Top||

#4  I think this is an escalation of the King of the Hill skirmishes they had been doing.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/16/2017 10:56 Comments || Top||

#5 

also...

A lady from Winnipesaukee
Once rode up to Leh. A Ladakhi,
Who rode her right back,
Out of breath, on his yak,
Sighed, "Alas and alack! Am I lucky!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/16/2017 13:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Chinese are afraid to shoot Indian troops because they might end up being seriously embarrassed.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/16/2017 17:38 Comments || Top||

#7  I was thinking less of geography and more of the western China Muslim Uighur problem. 'Stoning the Devil' seems a common practice.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/16/2017 20:00 Comments || Top||

#8  Troops from both sides do have good relations with each other - all else being what it is. It is very remote.

They are warm people.
Posted by: newc || 08/16/2017 21:22 Comments || Top||


Two 'TTP men' killed during CTD operation in Karachi
[DAWN] Two suspected bully boyz belonging to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain’s (TTP) Mufti Shakir group were killed during an alleged encounter with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Tuesday.

According to a CTD blurb, an operation was carried out in the Manghopir area to intercept the two 'TTP men' reportedly coming from Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
, based on information gathered from the 'terrorists' apprehended by the CTD in last week in Machhar Colony.

Information gathered from the locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
bully boyz pointed to the fact that Mufti Shakir had instated one Abdul Jabbar alias Saleem alias Leghari as the ameer (leader) of the TTP splinter group's Karachi wing, the CTD said.

The CTD said that the 'terrorists' in jug claimed that the newly-appointed ameer was also in contact with Afghanistan's intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
, and had been provided trained jacket wallahs and suicide jackets by Mufti Shakir.

According to the CTD, the apprehended bully boyz also claimed that Abdul Jabbar was on his way to Karachi from Balochistan, with plans to attack jamaat khanas, imambargahs, shrines and police training centres and important officials of security agencies.

According to the CTD, the department assigned a team under Senior Superintendent of Police Intelligence CTD Omer Shahid Hamid to arrest the terrorists.

The team, with the use of the CTD's intelligence, was able to set up checkposts in the city. "As soon as the terrorists' vehicle reached Manghophir, the police signalled them to stop," the CTD said, "after which the bully boyz began firing at the police".

"The terrorists, namely Abdul Jabbar and Daniyal were killed on the spot by the police's retaliatory firing," the CTD handout read.

According to CTD forensic scans run on two pistols recovered from the 'terrorists', the weapons were used in the 2015 murder of a police sub-inspector in Baldia Town.

Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


12 ISIS Bad Guys left pining for the fjords in Tal Afar

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) The U.S.-led coalition launched air raids against Islamic State locations in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, an Iraqi army officer was quoted saying.

Speaking to Shafaq News, Lt.Gen. Thiyab Abdullah al-Amri said twelve militants, including prominent leaders, were killed as coalition F-16 jets targeted the town early on Tuesday

In related news, a local source from Nineveh said six powerful blasts hit several areas in the town.

“Six huge blasts occurred in Tal Afar as fighter jets were flying above the town,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Confirmed news indicated targeting a workshop used to manufacturing explosives,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said, adding that losses among the enemy are still unidentified.

Meanwhile, the group reportedly ordered a sudden ban of women’s presence at its headquarters in the town.

“IS made a sudden decision on Tuesday banning women’s presence at its headquarters in the town and removed the detachments run by women, especially those near to districts where senior leaders live,” a source told AlSumaria.

The group, according to the source, “prevented families from moving to any district without permission from the security department,” the source said indicating chaotic situation within the group.

IS depends on women in many of its departments, detachments, controlling the markets and gathering information.

2 Iraqi kops die in small arms attack in Tal al-Romman region

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Two Federal Police personnel were killed and injured in an armed attack in western Mosul, an Iraqi informed security source was quoted saying.

“Unknown gunmen attacked a Federal Police checkpoint in Tal al-Romman region in western Mosul, killing one policeman and injuring the other before escaping toward unidentified destination,” Lieutenant Ali Ahmed al-Ramadani, of Federal Police, told Anadolu Agency.

The perpetrators belong to the Islamic State cells which seek destabilizing the liberated regions, Ramadani said.

In related news, Cap. Ibrahim Raad al-Saher, of Federal Police’s engineering department, told Anadolu that “troops, in coordination with senior military official exploded two booby-trapped houses to prevent losses among civilians or troops, in case they were left undetonated.”

“The explosion took place after more than ten hours of work as the personnel could not defuse the explosives being developed ones,” Saher added.

Iraqi Jets Pound ISIL Posts in Tal Afar

[AlManar] Iraqi warplanes carried out air strikes Tuesday against ISIL positions in Tal Afar in preparation for a ground assault to retake the town near the Syrian border, the military said.

Tal Afar is the main remaining ISIL stronghold in northern Iraq, after the capture by Iraqi forces in July of second city Mosul further east in a major blow to the Takfiri insurgents.

“Preparations are under way pending instructions from the commander in chief (Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi)” for the launch of the assault, said a spokesman for Iraq’s Joint Operation Command (JOC).

The spokesman, Yahiya Rassul, said that although the main offensive to retake Tal Afar had not yet begun, the air force was pounding insurgents’ positions in the town.

Plans to retake Tal Afar were announced on Monday by federal police chief Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat, who said “armored and elite units” were headed for the town.

The units, whose number has not been specified, were “regrouping in combat positions in preparation for the next battle,” he said in a statement.

Joining them is the Hashed al-Shaabi, paramilitary units deployed since 2014 to halt the Takfiri advance.

“Hashed al-Shaabi commanders met Saturday with army and police commanders to decide on the plan to free Tal Afar,” spokesman Ahmed al-Assadi said.
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Salahuddin Kombat Kronicle

Top ISIS Holy Man Tango Uniform in RPG attack

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A senior Islamic State mufti had been killed after a rocket was fired at his vehicle east of Salahuddin, a local source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that Abu Hilal, 50, an Iraqi, was killed when a rocket, possibly fired by a drone, hit his vehicle in Mutaibija Basin, east of the province. The source said that two other companions were also killed in the strike.

Abu Huilal was the recently appointed mufti (religious legislator) with the Islamic State in Mutaibija. He had served as a subordinate mufti in Kirkuk but moved to Salahuddin a few months earlier.

Mutaibija has been one of Islamic State’s militancy hotspots over the past months.Islamic State militants have launched occasional attacks against security forces and civilians on Salahuddin’s borders with Diyala over the past few months, coinciding with government operations that managed to recapture the city of Mosul, Islamic State’s largest bastion in Iraq, early July.

Done with Mosul, the government and military commanders intend to wage further offensives at other IS havens across the country, including Salahuddin, seeking to mark an end to the self-proclaimed “caliphate” declared by the group back in 2014.

Violence and armed conflicts killed and wounded more than 500 Iraqis throughout July, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

5 ISIS Turbans smoked in suicide attack attempt

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Five Islamic State militants, who planned for suicide attacks, were killed in east of Salahuddin province, a security source from the province was quoted saying on Tuesday.

“Joint troops killed on Monday evening five militants who were planning for suicide attacks,” the source told AlSumaria News. “Troops received intelligence information about the militants intentions to launch attack against joint troops deployed in al-Bou Awwad village in al-Azeem town, east of Salahuddin.”

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, “IS deployed militants from Mutaibija and al-Zarka regions in Diyala to carry out suicide attacks and explode electricity pylons.”

Earlier on Tuesday, IS confirmed death of a senior IS leader called Haitham Abdullah Hamad al-Terazi, after the Dijla Operations Command announced on Monday killing him along with one of his companions in an operation carried out near Hawi al-Azeem region, near borders between Salahuddin and Diyala provinces.

Pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, are still held by the militants which poses threats to the liberated regions. Iraqi troops are urged to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


1 dead in IED attack near Radwaniyah

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian died and another sustained injuries on Tuesday when an explosive device exploded in a district in southwestern Baghdad, a police source was quoted saying.

The source told Alsumaria News that an IED planted on the side of a road near a popular market in Radwaniyah exploded on Tuesday morning, killing a civilian and wounding another.

Violence and armed conflicts left more than 500 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of July, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths.

“A total of 241 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 277 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July,” the UNAMI report said, noting that the security personnel casualties were excluded from the figures.

Baghdad was the second most affected province with 38 killed and 85 injured.

Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016. While most of of the explosions attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.
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Anbar Antix


20+ ISIS Bad Guys die in western Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) More than twenty Islamic State militants were killed as Iraqi troops and U.S.-led coalition shelled the group’s locations in western Anbar, according to sources.

“The Iraqi army’s artillery shelled on Tuesday IS reinforcements in desert of Annah town, leaving no less than twenty militants killed,” Lt. Col. Yasser al-Dulaimi, of the military, told DPA.

The shelling, according to Dulaimi, comes within arrangements by the army to carry out offensives to liberate western regions.

“Iraqi army carries out daily military operations in the same region to reduce the group’s powers in Anbar desert and to secure the roads leading to borders with Jordan and Saudi Arabia,” he added.

In related news, a security source told Alghad Press that the U.S.-led coalition jets shelled the militant group’s locations in Qaim town, located west of Anbar.

“The shelling left five militants killed,” the source added.

IS has bases at Anbar desert, which lies near to borders with each of the Saudi Kingdom, Jordan and Syria, from which the militants launch attacks against Iraqi troops and civilians.

Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Security forces uncover Hamas terrorist payment network
[Ynet] Shin Bet and police forces uncover a Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", payment network that provided financial assistance to the families of convicted terrorists, including the mother of a terrorist who carried out the kidnapping and murder of Sgt. Nachshon Wachsman in 1994; security forces raid homes of families, seize NIS 100,000 in cash.

Shin Bet and police forces uncovered a network of money transfers from Hamas to the families of convicted terrorists, including the mother of Tarek Abu-Arafa, who took part in the 1994 kidnapping and murder of IDF soldier Nachson Wachsman.

According to police and the Shin Bet, the financial transfers uncovered were managed by Hamas operatives from the Gazoo Strip. The purpose of the transfers was to provide financial support to the families of murderous Moslems with the intent of encouraging more terrorism.

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman ordered the funds seized and overnight Monday, security forces raided the homes of families receiving funds from Hamas.

More than NIS 100,000 in cash was seized along with one vehicle.

The raids were carried out in Ras al-Amud, Beit Hanina, Isawiya and Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem.

According to security forces, other families of convicted murderous Moslems include: Ahmad Fathi Abu Shaban, who carried out a stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station in 2015; Musab Razala, who stabbed two coppers near IDF Square in Jerusalem in 2015; Omar Saqafi who carried out a combined vehicular and stabbing attack in Jerusalem; Hassan Mahani, who stabbed two people in Pisgat Ze'ev in 2015, and many others.
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Police say top Islamic cleric again held for incitement to terror
[IsraelTimes] Sheikh Raed Salah taken into custody in overnight raid on his home after making public statements, some to media, allegedly supporting terror attacks.

Islamic holy man Raed Salah,
...the firebrand leader known as "the Sheikh of Al Aqsa" who spends considerably more time in Israeli prisons for incitement than living in comfortable domesticity at home. His name is occasionally transliterated as Raed Saleh...
who heads the banned Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement,
...the Moslem Brotherhood in Israel. They do all the usual social welfare stuff as well as pass millions in donations from Turkey and the UK to Hamas. The "moderate" Southern Branch runs for election as part of the Obama-era project, the Arab Joint List; the Galilee-based, banned Northern Branch uses stronger methods, including the Mourabitoun, the cadre of Israeli Arabs who harass Jews on the Temple Mount. Their founder died recently; he was loudly mourned as a staunch "Zionist", which suits Southern Branch marketing.
was incarcerated
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Southeast Asia
Indonesia busts IS-linked ring plotting chemical attack
[IsraelTimes] Five suspected 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....
sympathizers have been tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in Indonesia, a police front man said Tuesday, adding that authorities also confiscated bomb making materials.

The suspects -- a married couple and three other men -- were detained after a raid by anti-terrorism forces on three locations in the city of Bandung West Java, front man Yusri Yunus said.

Police claim the attackers were part of the IS-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) network that has been blamed for a series of recent attacks in Indonesia including one in Jakarta in January 2016 that left four civilians dead.

"We found evidence in one of the suspects’ houses. The evidence is a bomb made of chemical material," he told AFP.

Yunus said the group planned to attack the state palace, a local police headquarters as well as officers in the field.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian rebels continue attacks in Raqqa
[ARA News] The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday made new gains in the fight for Raqqa city.

After heavy clashes with ISIS extremists, the US-backed SDF troops seized control of two more districts in Raqqa–the ISIS’ de facto capital in Syria.

“Our forces liberated the districts of al-Mahdi and al-Rafqah in eastern Raqqa,” SDF officer Habun Osman told ARA News.

The Kurdish officer added that a team of experts started to clear the liberated areas by dismantling explosives and mines left by ISIS militants.

“At least 35 ISIS terrorists were killed in the clashes on Sunday,” Osman reported.

Local sources confirmed to ARA News that the Syrian Democratic Forces now control more than 60% of the key city of Raqqa.

The United States’ anti-ISIS coalition envoy Brett McGurk has confirmed that a total of 2,000 ISIS fighters are left in Raqqa, adding that these jihadists will die in Raqqa, where the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces continue their military operations against the radical group.

More than 80 percent of the ISIS attacks against the SDF have been accomplished by using hidden IEDs, according to officials.

“Fighting in Raqqa continues to be intense, as fanatical ISIS dead-enders and foreign terrorist fighters left to die use the dense urban environment to try to cling to territory,” said Colonel Ryan Dillon, a coalition spokesperson.
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4 ISIS bomb attacks hit Syrian rebels
Raqqa (Syria News) The Islamic State group detonated, yesterday, four booby-trapped vehicles in locations belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces, in the city of Raqqa, Qasioun News reported on Tuesday.

The self-proclaimed Islamic State group detonated four booby-trapped vehicles in the neighborhoods of al-Romaneya, Hisham Ibn Abdelmalek and the outskirts of al-Mashlab, leaving several casualties among the ranks of the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between the two parties on the outskirts of the old neighborhoods in the city, amid mutual artillery and rocket shelling, allowing the Syrian Democratic Forces to recapture several buildings and military headquarters.

It is noteworthy that the SDF managed recently to recapture 50% of the city of Raqqa, backed by the international coalition aerial coverage.
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Rebels say they shot down Syrian regime jet near border with Jordan
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Western-backed Syrian rebels said they had shot down a Syrian military jet on Tuesday and captured its pilot in a desert area in southern Syria near the border with Jordan, where the army had recently advanced and seized border posts.

Saad al Haj, front man for the Osoud al Sharqiya rebel group leader, told Rooters the rebels had shot down the Russian-built MiG using anti-aircraft guns in the eastern countryside of Sweida province.

Haj, whose group is one of two major rebel groups operating in the area, said the pilot was captured and was being interrogated. He could not say if the pilot had been injured.

The eastern countryside of Sweida province borders Jordan in a front where the Syrian army, alongside Iranian-backed militias, had established control last Thursday over checkpoints and border posts.

Sweida province was not included in a US-Russian brokered ceasefire that took effect in nearby areas of the southwest in July.

Syrian officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Rooters could not independently confirm a plane had been downed.

Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) rebels who get support from a command room in Jordan run by Arab and Western backers of the insurgency say fighting continues in the area to try to regain lost ground.

They blamed recent losses on the sudden retreat by a Jordanian-backed tribal militia known as Jaish al Ashair that had patrolled the border area.

This had allowed the army to quickly overrun the border posts and establish a presence in a border strip abandoned in the early years of the conflict.

Last June Osoud al Sharqiya said a military jet had come down about 50 kms east of Damascus in a rebel-held territory near a frontline with army troops. Videos on social media were released of the remains of the pilot and wreckage said to be that of the warplane.

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Iran building missile factory in Syria — report
[IsraelTimes] Satellite photos seem to show facility in north of country said to be used for production and storage of long-range Scuds

Iran has been building a factory in Syria that can be used for the production and underground storage of long-range missiles capable of striking Israel, according to photos from Israeli satellite imaging company ImageSat.

Satellite images of the site in northern Syria show a Scud missile factory being built near the city of Baniyas, south of Latakia, in an area seen as a bastion of support for the embattled Assad regime, Channel 2 reported Tuesday.
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Lebanese troops advance on Syria border ahead of anti-IS push
[IsraelTimes] The Lebanese army says troops have advanced along the border with Syria, tightening the siege on areas controlled by 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....
group.

The army says in a statement Tuesday that the troops discovered bombs and boom belts left behind by bandidos Death Eaters in areas captured on the edge of the Lebanese border town of Arsal.

It says that they also found the body of an unknown man.

The Lebanese army has been preparing for an all-out attack on IS positions along the Syrian border for weeks, massing reinforcements and pounding the area with artillery shells and rockets.

The Syrian army and Hezbollah are preparing for a simultaneous attack on the Syrian side of the border.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS executes 5 in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has executed five of its leaders in western Anbar over reluctance, a paramilitary official was quoted saying on Tuesday.

“IS executed five leaders in Annah town, west of Ramadi, and punished others,” Qutri al-Obeidi, leader within the Shia-led al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), told AlSumaria News.

“The group accused the slain and punished leaders of reluctance especially after several members were killed and injured by army and paramilitary troops over the past few days,” Obeidi added.

A source from the army’s command was quoted on Monday as saying that intensive strikes were seen at the towns of Annah and Rawa targeting five rest houses of the extremist group and a building used as a court.

Last week, eleven members were killed as Jazeera Operations Command, along with the Tribal Mobilization Forces, carried out military operations in Anbar desert from two directions toward Annah and Rawa towns.

Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.

5 die in IED attack in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A whole family composed of five members were killed in a bomb blast, northeast of Diyala province, a security source said on Tuesday.

“A bomb exploded while a vehicle was passing on an abandoned road linking between al-Assaf and Omar Manda villages at the outskirts of Qurret Tabbah, northeast of Diyala. A man, his wife and three children, who were on board, were killed,” the source told Alghad Press.

“Security services conducted investigations and transferred the victims to forensic medicine department,” the source added.

Attacks launched by IS militants against security troops, the pro-government forces and civilians surged over the past few weeks in northeast of Diyala, which urge the Iraqi forces to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town. Several regions were freed in wide-scale military operations launched by army troops, backed by the U.S.-led coalition.

Brit chick named as ISIS Top Doc in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has named a British national female doctor as head of the group’s health department in southwest of Kirkuk, a security source was quoted saying.

“IS selected a British female doctor from Sudanese origin, who arrived to Nineveh via Syria two years ago, to head the group’s health department after the group’s health minister was killed in an airstrike in Hawija,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AlSumaria News on Tuesday. “The doctor was one of eight doctors who fled London to join IS.”

The group, according to the source, “handed over the responsibilities of the department to the doctor, to be the first woman who heads that post in the group.”

Hawija and other neighboring towns, west of Kirkuk, have been held by IS since mid-2014, when the group emerged to proclaim an Islamic “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. The group executed dozens of civilians and security members there, forcing thousands to flee homes.

Dozens of residents from Hawija and the regions in its vicinity escape to Kirkuk province on a daily basis. Despite the risky routes to the freed regions, civilians prefer death to staying under IS control.

Few thousands of IS militants remain in other holdouts in Diyala, Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Anbar.
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