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Afghanistan
8 die in roadside bomb attack in Herat
At least eight civilians were killed in a roadside mine blast in Herat province, in the west of Afghanistan, on Sunday, local officials confirmed.

Another civilian was wounded in the explosion, Herat police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada said.

The incident took place at around 10pm local time in Gulran district in the province, Walizada said.

He said the victims were workers who wanted to travel to Herat city from Gulran district and from there to Iran.

All the victims were travelling in one vehicle, he said.

No group has claimed reasonability for the explosion.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under:


Heavy clashes continue between Taliban and ISIS in North of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Heavy festivities continue between the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
faceless myrmidons and bully boyz affiliated with 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 Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Jawzjan province in North of Afghanistan.

The local officials are saying that the festivities started three days back and as a result both sides have suffered casualties.

Provincial governor’s front man Mohammad Reza Ghafoori confirmed that a group of Taliban faceless myrmidons on Saturday launched a coordinated attack on ISIS hideouts in Qosh Tapa district.

He said at least ten ISIS bully boyz were killed during the festivities and another holy warrior was locked away
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
alive by the Taliban murderous Moslems.

According to Ghafoori, the Talibs launched the attack to avenge the killing of their comrades by ISIS murderous Moslems.

Ghafoori also added that there are fears that the violence between the sides will further intensify as festivities continue since the last three days.

Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Popcorn anyone?
Posted by: F. Clunk7196 || 01/22/2018 17:38 Comments || Top||


Several killed in a deadly clash in Balkh province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Several people were killed in a shootout
in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan as the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
claim that security personnel were killed in an operation of the Red Unit of the group.

However,
the man who has no enemies isn't anybody and has never done anything...
the local officials are saying that a member of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces and 16 public uprising forces were killed during the festivities in Sholgar district.

On the other hand, a security source in Mazar-e-Sharif city said preliminary reports indicate the attack was carried out by a Lion of Islam who had infiltrated among the uprising and local police forces.

The source further added that the victims were apparently poisoned before the turbans stormed their check post and killed at least 17 people.

The Taliban group front man Zabiullah Mujahid however claims that a group of the Special Forces of their Red Unit stormed the check post and killed at least 18 coppers.

This comes as seven turbans were killed and five others were maimed during the festivities that took place in the vicinity Salbaroon, Khwajah Roshnayi, and Samochak villages during the similar festivities in Chahar Bolak district last week.

Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban claims Kabul Hotel attack as all 5 assailants killed
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs group in Afghanistan grabbed credit behind the coordinated attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul after almost 15 hours of heavy shootout that resulted into the killing of all five murderous Moslems.

Taliban
...Arabic for students...
front man Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement claimed that the attack was carried out by a group of at least five Death Eaters who stormed into the hotel and managed to resist the security forces for almost 14 hours.

He said the attack was carried out by the Taliban jacket wallahs identified as Bilal, Ayoubi, Khalil, Bashar, and Obaid who were originally residents of Kandhar, Faryab, and Ghor provinces.

Mujahid also claimed that several people were killed in the attack including the foreigners, accusing all the victims of the attack as invaders.

This comes as reports earlier this afternoon suggesting that the last assailant still continue to resist the security forces from his position inside the hotel.

The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan had earlier confirmed that the gunnies siege of the hotel ended with the elimination of all four attackers.

A statement by the ministry said at least 160 people including 41 foreign nationals were rescued during the operation by the Afghan forces.

The statement further added that five people including a foreigner were killed and six others were maimed during the festivities.

According to the ministry of interior, at least four coppers were also among those maimed during the clearance operation.

Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Foreigner among 5 killed as Kabul hotel siege ends
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five people including a foreign national were killed during the festivities between the Afghan forces and the assailant faceless myrmidons in Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul city.

The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan confirmed that the faceless myrmidons siege of the hotel ended with the elimination of all four attackers.

A statement by the ministry said at least 160 people including 41 foreign nationals were rescued during the operation by the Afghan forces.

The statement further added that five people including a foreigner were killed and six others were maimed during the festivities.

According to the ministry of interior, at least four coppers were also among those maimed during the clearance operation.

Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Somalia Deploys Forces In Mogadishu After President Fires Mayor
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somalia’s president fired the mayor of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, in an apparent bid to defuse moves toward greater autonomy for the city.

President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed named current Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman to the post of Mogadishu mayor and governor of the Banadir administration, the region that includes the city, according to a statement from his office.

Osman replaces Thabit Abdi Mohammed who has served just nine months in office.

Immediately after the mayor’s firing, government security forces were deployed across Mogadishu to forestall any potential protest against the move.

Earlier, Mohammed’s supporters in the city council had nominated him to head an autonomous Banadir administration, hoping to secure for the city and surrounding area equal status to Somalia’s six regional states, which have their own presidents and enjoy a greater degree of autonomy.

The central government is opposed to any such efforts.

The row started earlier this month when the mayor called for a conference to discuss the future status of Banadir region, against the will of the president, who is better known by his nickname Farmajo.

Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Tunisian forces kill top aide of Al Qaeda leader in Maghreb
[Ynet] Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Rooters on Saturday.

Tunisia has been on high alert since 2015, when 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....
button men killed dozens of foreign tourists in a museum in the capital, Tunis, and on a beach in the resort city of Sousse.

Algerian Bilel Kobi was "the right arm of Abou Wadoud" and was killed in an ambush near the Algerian border when on a mission to reorganize AQIM's Tunisian branch following strikes by Tunisian forces against it, the source told Rooters.

Last year Tunisian forces killed Islamist holy warriors including Mourad Chaieb, the Algerian leader of Okba Ibn Nafaa, a group that has fought for years with security forces in Tunisia's mountainous interior.

The country also faces a potential threat from Tunisian holy warriors returning from abroad. More than 3,000 are thought to have left to fight for jihadist groups in Syria, Iraq and Libya over the past years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/22/2018 01:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Egyptian police kill 'dangerous arms smuggler' in Upper Egypt's Qena governorate
[AlAhram] Egyptian police forces killed Sunday a "dangerous arms smuggler" during a shootout at a checkpoint in Upper Egypt's Qena governorate, an interior ministry statement said.

Upon security intel, police forces deployed at several checkpoints to arrest Sharaf F, 58, notorious for arms and ammunition smuggling operations through the country's Eastern Desert routes.

"While approaching a security checkpoint deployed at Qeft-Quasair in the vicinity of Qena governorate, the criminal element opened fire from his semi-truck, prompting security forces to fire back, leading to the truck hitting the checkpoint barriers and the death of the smuggler," the statement said.

"The criminal element was wanted for arrest in two cases for possession of illegal arms and ammunition."

Searching the smuggler's truck, police forces found 32 automatic rifles and 33 hidden sacks of ammunition.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/22/2018 00:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under:


Libyan warbirds hammer targets in southern Libya
Tunis, 21 January 2018:

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has carried out airstrikes on Sudanese and Chadian rebels in the south east of Libya, near to Rabiana.

Spokesman Ahmed Mismari said it was part of the new Operation Desert Fury that seeks to curb the influence of militias and criminals operating in the region. Reports say a convoy of 15 vehicles was hit with the LNA saying it caused “heavy losses”. One Benghazi source said Egyptian planes were involved too.

While the target yesterday was fighters that form part of the Sudanese and Chadian opposition, the LNA said they were seeking to end widespread robbery and human trafficking too.

It comes only three days after the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement killed six LNA soldiers and abducted another near to the Jaghboub oasis.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
My husband has a secret room where he keeps bombs -- Wife of suspected Boko Haram IEDs manufacturer
[VANGUARDNGR] Okpella in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State has been in the news following the struggle in the area between two powerful investors, Dangote Group and the BUA company, which led to the closure of the Obu mining site by the Federal Government pending the time the issues at stake are resolved in court.

However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
tension heightened Tuesday after kaboom rocked an apartment in Iddo community, Okpella, causing the death of one person identified as Sanusi. The kaboom occurred after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was allegedly being manufactured by a gang led by one Idris Hassan from Kogi State.

The incident is creating panic in the area and the entire state as residents are scared that the perpetrators may have planted IEDs in unknown places.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the space pirate fleet to attack Zemblonia...
residents feared that 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...
terror group may have grown a cell in Edo where it manufactures bombs and ferries them to the North-East.

The immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had, in 2012, banned commercial cycle of violence riders, popularly known as Okada, in Edo after he received security reports that Boko Haram terrorists, operating in the North -East, were ferrying their agents, through commercial cycle of violences, to the state, particularly Edo North, to erect a base where they could launch attacks in the South of the country. Sunday Vanguard recalls that Oshiomhole and security chiefs in the state held an emergency meeting after which he banned Okada.
Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack
[NEWS24] At least seven Niger soldiers were killed and more than a dozen others maimed last week in an attack by suspected 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...
murderous Moslems in the country's southeast, the government has said.

"The provisional toll for the cowardly terror attack on Wednesday night in Toummour is seven dead, seventeen maimed and one soldier missing," said a cabinet statement.

Toummour is located in the Diffa administrative region, which lies on the border with Nigeria and Chad. It has suffered a string of deadly Boko Haram attacks since February 2015, although the area has been relatively calm in recent months.

Last week, the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
said there had been a sharp fall in the number of Niger civilians kidnapped, killed or maimed by Boko Haram last year, citing an overall toll of 141 compared with 227 a year earlier.

Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Houthis, tribesmen fighting in Dhamar
[Asharq Al-Awsat] Tribal gunmen clashed with Houthi militants on Friday in Anas district south of Dhamar province.

The militants tried to break into al-Hussein village to abduct one of Al-Omran tribe’s sheikhs, who has family ties with the late Yemeni president.

Tribal sources said that "tribesmen clashed with the Houthi militants for several hours and forced them to withdraw after both sides suffered deaths and injuries.”

They stressed that they will not allow their tribal leaders to be handed over to the militias.

In Sana’a, the security apparatus of the Houthi militias arrested Yahya al-Hindwana in al-Hasba district north of the capital because he rejected the group's orders to mobilize the neighborhood's people to join the group's recruitment camps.

As for the repressive actions carried out by the coup group against its opponents, its elements have kidnapped a staff member of the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) and took him to an unknown location.

Yemeni journalist Abdurrahman Bajash, a veteran journalist and former chief editor of Al-Thawra Newspaper, said in a post on Facebook that armed masked gunmen intercepted his son, Hisham, after leaving his workplace at the IOM and took him to an unknown location.

Bajash did not accuse any specific party but confirmed that he "does not know where his son is until now."

While activists and media figures blamed the Houthi militias in the context of the group's oppressing actions against its opponents.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemen’s Houthis ‘help prisoners escape in exchange for joining fight’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The 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 ...
militia intensified their activities aimed at helping prisoners escape from Yemen’s central prison in the Ibb governorate in an attempt to increase their numbers on battlefronts.

According to sources inside the central prison, the militia made deals with a number of prisoners saying that they would get them out if they agree to join the militia and fight on their battlefronts.

The Houthis are known to have released a number of prisoners within the past few years, especially those who were sentenced to death, and sent them to fight their battles on various fronts.

Houthi battle losses
In Hodeidah, 20 Houthi bully boyz were killed on Saturday evening following raids by Arab Coalition fighters and battles with the Yemeni army on the outskirts of Hays, and al-Tahita, according to sources.

It is reported that one of the bully boyz killed is the son of the head of the Houthi Revolutionary Committees in Hodeidah.

Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
ABUSE IN HARTHEIM They raped a disabled person: Asylum offenders are free!
As translated from the Austrian by Google:
[Wochenblick.at] At the Hartheim Institute near Alkoven, a 52-year-old woman with multiple disabilities from the Eferding district was allegedly raped by at least two asylum seekers.

Her supervisor indicated the act ( "Wochenblick" reported ).

In a neighboring building, which also belongs to the complex Hartheim and is connected to the care facility, about 40 asylum seekers are housed.

Still no culprits found
As reported by the "Kronen Zeitung" , there are no researched suspects several months after the fact - despite the DNA being confiscated. The public prosecutor's office Wels did not receive any trace evaluation of the Salzburg forensic medicine.

The victim is still suffering from the consequences of the horror act. According to Birgit Ahamer, spokeswoman for the Wels prosecutor, "it can hardly articulate itself.

Raped several times
According to the police, the woman housed in a home for mentally impaired people in Hartheim was forced into sexual activity by asylum seekers. It is unclear whether there were two or even three asylum seekers who abused the disabled woman.

Offenders walk around freely
The victim was taken to the hospital after being reported by her caregiver for an outpatient examination. The woman was diagnosed with injuries and DNA saved.

Despite evidence, the prosecutor has not received the written evaluation, the perpetrators are still running free!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
Rockets from Syria injure 37 in southern Turkey: State media
[Hurriyet Daily News] Three rockets fired from across the border landed in Reyhanli district in southern Hatay province.

"37 people were maimed by rockets launched from Syria. 31 out of them are discharged after outpatient treatment, while four are critically maimed," Hatay Governor Erdal Ata told news hounds after visiting the maimed people.

One of the rockets hit a house on Rifat Bahadirli Street in Reyhanli and the other one hit a workplace at Cumhuriyet Street, according to initial reports.

At the same time, another rocket hit Tayfur Sokmen Street.

Later, another rocket also hit the roof of a four-story apartment, according to initial reports.

Fire brigades, security forces and Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) teams are sent to the area.
Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Home Front: WoT
Two improvised explosive devices go off at Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales
[ABC] LAKE WALES, Fla. -- Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) go off at Eagle Ridge Mall. Lake Wales fire crews responded to an alarm call at 451 Eagle Ridge Drive around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

When fire crews arrived at the location, they saw smoke coming from a corridor located next to the mall entrance of JCPenney. The fire department located two pipe bomb type devices that ignited in the corridor of the building.

No one was injured in the explosions, but the celling and corridor wall did sustain damage. The mall was evacuated.

Police are looking for a person of interest that is describe as a middle aged white male, heavy build, wearing a grey shirt and grey hat. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Lake Wales Police Detective Whitney Dukes at (863)678-4223 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.
Update at 7:30 p.m. ET:
Initial reports claimed two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off at Eagle Ridge Mall on Sunday night, however, Lake Wales Police Department now says the devices were not IEDs or pipe bombs but rather flares disguised with electrical tape. Police have determined there were only two devices ignited in the service corridor where the incident occurred. Police believe the damage to the ceiling of the corridor was caused by the suspect, not an explosion.

Police have not determined the motive of the suspect(s) involved in the incident. They have released information on two persons of interest. The first person of interest is described as a white male, middle aged, heavy/stocky build, wearing a grey shirt and grey hat. The second person of interest is described as a male, believed to be white, 20 to 40 years of age, wearing a dark colored hat with a jacket and light colored shirt.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/22/2018 03:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Huh, they left the racial description in the text. Thought that's against journalist practice. Go figure.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 01/22/2018 5:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Huh, they left the racial description in the text. Thought that's against journalist practice. Go figure.

"Jouranlist practice" only applies to non-caucasian perpetrators. Ever see an entitlement class actor depicted as a home invader in a home security alarm advert on television ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/22/2018 6:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Look at the recent massive drop in stock price of the nation's largest home security company. PC only kills biz.
Posted by: 3dc || 01/22/2018 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Friday alone down 11.50%.
Posted by: 3dc || 01/22/2018 7:22 Comments || Top||

#5  The recently released movie '12 Strong' is a great movie, but it depicts both male and female entitlement class actors who did not exist in the actual 'live fire exercise.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/22/2018 7:26 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 - I thought the Kevlar Poossy Hats were a bit much
Posted by: Frank G || 01/22/2018 9:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Ain't it funny how countries with militarized secret police have lots more of this than USA has ever had? Story in there somewhere...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/22/2018 10:28 Comments || Top||

#8  So be on the look out for a PCP (Polk County Person) aka Florida man! Armed with his USG approved marine flares! I'm surprised that no one has said more devices went off by the Sears entrance but no one has noticed them. Seriously the Eagle Lake Sears is something out of a retail nightmare.They would be happy to see somebody in the store even if it were a mad bomber. Most exciting thing to happen there since the sink hole opened up in the food court!
Posted by: Eohippus Slack5175 || 01/22/2018 16:46 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi court sentences first foreign woman affiliated with ISIS to death
[RUDAW.NET] A German woman convicted for her affiliation with ISIS has been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court, said the spokesperson for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council on Monday, the first time a foreign woman has been sentenced to death in Iraq.

"The Central Criminal Court looked into the case of a terror suspect who holds German citizenship and sentenced her to death based on article four of Iraq’s anti-terrorism laws," read a statement by Abdul Sattar al- Bayraktar, front man for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council on their official website.

The German citizen, who is of Moroccan origin, "confessed during the investigations that she travelled from Germany to Syria and then to Iraq because she had faith in 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....
," he stated, adding that she also brought two of her daughters with her and wedded them to other ISIS members.

"The suspect provided logistical support and help to the terror group in their crimes and was convicted in being complicit in attacking Iraqi security and military forces," Bayraktar said.

The front man refused to release the woman’s name.

Although she is the first woman to be convicted of ISIS-related crimes and sentenced to death, she is actually the second foreign national to be sentenced to death in Iraq for affiliation with ISIS.

Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council announced in September of last year that a criminal court in Baghdad sentenced a Russian man to death for being a member of ISIS.

The ISIS member from Russia confessed "to carrying out several terrorist operations against the security services since 2015," Bayraktar said in a statement on September 12.

In accordance to Article four of Iraq’s anti-terrorism law, he was sentenced to death by hanging, Bayraktar added.

The US intelligence community estimates that some 40,000 imported muscle have joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria since the holy warrior organization first declared its caliphate in 2014 in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
.
Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


3 ISIS Bad Guys detained in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – Three Islamic State terrorists were arrested Sunday in a security campaign in Kirkuk, a police spokesman was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Mawazin News, Spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry Brigadier General Saad Maan said, “Federal police arrested three terrorists of the so-called Martyrs Battalion of Islamic State in Kirkuk.”

“One of them guided the police to the hiding place of two explosive belts,” Maan added.

“The military operation was launched upon intelligence reports,” he pointed out.

Kirkuk officials previously urged reinforcing the military presence in the south and west of the province, as the region still has Islamic State members who escaped during the liberation of Hawija to remote areas.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


1 dead in car bomb attack in Wardiya

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Five people were killed and wounded on Saturday when a bomb blast hit an area southeast of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

Baghdad Today quoted the source saying that a bomb placed near a fish market in Wardiya, Madaen, exploded, killing one person and wounding four others.

4 wounded in car bomb attack in al-Mahmoudiya

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four civilians were wounded in a bomb blast that took place in south of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

“A bomb went off near stores in al-Mahmoudiya region, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

“Only four civilians were wounded,” the source said. “Ambulance arrived at the blast spot and transferred the injured to hospital for treatment.”

1 hurt in IED explosion in Hawr Rajab

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – One person was injured Sunday in a bomb blast south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A roadside bomb exploded at Hawr Rajab village in southern Baghdad,” the source told Alghad Press. “The explosion left one person, who was accidentally passing through the area, injured,” the source added.

Iraqi official wounded in car bomb attack

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – A public servant was injured Sunday in a car bomb blast west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge fixed into a car of an employee of the Electricity Ministry went off at al-Ghazaliya neighborhood west of Baghdad,” the source said. “The explosion left the employee injured.”

“The public servant was taken to a nearby hospital suffering from severe injuries,” the source added.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza family kills own son after Hamas says he aided Israel
[IsraelTimes] Terror group was investigating Ahmed Barhoum, believing him to be responsible for a 2014 Arclight airstrike that killed 3 commanders

A Paleostinian family said it had killed one of its members Friday after Gazoo’s Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", rulers said he aided Israel in killing three of the terrorist group’s commanders.

The family said in a statement that a relative shot Ahmed Barhoum dead, but did not say which family member pulled the trigger. It said they followed developments in the Hamas investigation and believed their son was guilty.

The family noted the relative was locked away
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
and interrogated by the "resistance," meaning he was detained outside the Paleostinian litigation system. There was no immediate statement from Hamas.

The Hamas commanders were killed near the end of the 50-day war with Israel in 2014 during an airstrike on a house.

Hamas has executed dozens of Paleostinians for collaboration since seizing Gazoo in 2007.
Ynet adds:
The Barhoums are one of Rafah's largest families and well known for their closeness to Paleostinian bad boy groups at odds with Israel. Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede,, the Islamist movement that dominates the small, impoverished enclave, issued a statement praising the Barhoum family's action as illustrating "its nobleness and deep affiliation with the (anti-Israel) resistance".
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#1  If they had just had a punch up instead of a shooting it would have been a "Barhoum Brawl".
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Southeast Asia
Two Indonesian hostages released by Abu Sayyaf
[Inquirer] Two Indonesians abducted near Taganak Island in Tawi-Tawi more than a year ago have been freed by their Abu Sayyaf captors in Sulu. A military report said Indonesians La Utu Bin La Raali and La Hadi La Edi were handed over to the provincial governor on Friday.

Military spokesperson Rene Medina said the two Indonesians were boat captains of fishing vessels and they were kidnapped in November 2016.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia
[IsraelTimes] 18 civilians reported killed so far in two-day operation, including 8 members of same family sheltering in building flattened by Arclight airstrike

Ottoman Turkish troops and tanks entered Syria on Sunday in the second day of an offensive against Kurdish militia, as rockets hit border towns in apparent retaliation.

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Syrian regime opens roads for Kurdish forces in Afrin
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Following the Syrian regime condemning Ottoman Turkish military operations and "Operation Olive Branch" in Afrin on Saturday, the Assad regime opened up roads for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in order to transport weapons and reinforcements, the Anadolu Agency reported.

According to the news agency, the Syrian regime opened the PYD-PKK-held Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood, and allowed the two groups to use Nubl and al-Zahra roads connecting the center of Aleppo to Afrin.

An unknown number of PYD/PKK vehicles loaded with ammunition have been moving towards Afrin, the Anadolu Agency added.

US involvement in Afrin
The commander of the US Central Command, General Joseph Votel, said that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
informed the US about its military operation in Afrin, pointing out that Afrin does not fall within the scope of the US military.

However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
Votel added that a possible operation in Manbij was not disclosed to them.

"We are not paying particular attention to that area with our military resources," General Joseph L. Votel told news hounds during his flight in the Middle East, according to the Anadolu Agency.

Votel’s statement came following Turkey’s "Operation Olive Branch" in Afrin, aiming to establish security along its borders and eliminate the PYD and PKK groups.

He added that the fight against ISIS still continues in Syria, and that Turkey's operation on Afrin would distract the efforts in this manner, the Anadolu Agency reported.

On Sunday, La Belle France urged Turkey to stop its attacks on the Kurdish YPG in Syria, and called for a Security Council meeting to discuss Ottoman Turkish incursions in Syria.

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