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Pakistan plans takeover of charities run by Lashkar-e-Taiba
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Afghanistan
Taliban’s huge cache of heavy weapons discovered in Wardak province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A huge cache of heavy weapons and ammunition belonging to the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has been discovered in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the cache was discovered during an operation conducted in Syedabad district.

The statement further added that the cache includes several types of weapons and heavy ammunition including artillery rounds.

The provincial police chief Gen. Fahim Qayem said the holy warriors were looking to use the weapons to carry out a series of attacks in Wardak province.

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
he said the Afghan cops managed to thwart their attack plans by seizing the cache where heavy weapons were stored for the attacks.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including the Taliban snuffies have not commented regarding the report so far.

Maidan Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of the country, located close to capital Kabul.

The anti-government armed holy warriors are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities, mainly in the districts lying along the highway connecting Kabul with the southeastern and southern provinces.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Car bombing foiled in Nangarhar a day after explosion leaves 18 dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly car kaboom was foiled in eastern 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..
province of Afghanistan a day after an kaboom destroyed a funeral ceremony in this province leaving at least eighteen dead.

The provincial government’s media office in a statement said a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was discovered and detonated in Khogyani district.

The statement further added that the hard boyz were looking to use the boom-mobile to target the security forces during the operations.

In another operation, the Afghan cops discovered eight mortar rounds from Sari Kala area of the district.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed bad boy groups including the ISIS hard boyz are attempting to expand their insurgency in this province lately.

This comes as an kaboom took place on Sunday in Behsud located on the outskirts of Jalalabad city, the historic provincial capital of Nangarhar.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani said the explosives were planted inside a Rickshaw vehicle and exploded as a burial ceremony was underway in a cemetery.

Khogyani further added that twelve people were also maimed in the attack and there are concerns that the corpse count will further rise as some are at death's door.

Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban leader in charge of suicide attacks killed in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
leader who was in charge of the suicide kabooms has been killed in an Arclight airstrike in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the Taliban leader Mawlavi Ahmad Masroor, was killed along with fifteen others in Greshk district.

The officials further added that the airstrike was carried out late on Sunday evening and as a result two other senior Taliban leaders were also killed.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed that the airstrike was carried out in Shoraki area.

The statement further added that the two other senior Taliban leaders killed in the airstrike has been identified as Mullah Sediqullah and Mawlavi Sajad.

The airstrike was carried out as the Taliban forces of Evil were looking to shift six jacket wallahs to Nahr-e-Saraj district, the statement added.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including the Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban forces of Evil are actively operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I'm sure he welcomed martyrdom and a pink-mist-future
Posted by: Frank G || 01/02/2018 11:36 Comments || Top||


Iran’s Revolutionary guards claim to have rescued hostage in Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran have claimed that the security personnel have the Quds Base have rescued a kidnapped Iranian engineer who was kept in Afghanistan.

The commander of the Quds Base Gen Mohammad Marani has said an Iranian engineer, Hussain Haj Malek, was kidnapped by unknown button men on 14th December from the 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...
province of the country.

He said the kidnappers had taken the engineer to an unknown location in Afghanistan and were demanding a ransom in exchange for his release.

Gen. Marani further added that an operation was launched after discovering the vehicle of the engineer near Nimroz town.

According to Gen. Marani, Quds forces began their special operation to release Haj Maleki on December 24 after making required arrangements with the related legal organizations.

"During the operation which ended up in the release of Haj Maleki, the Quds forces also jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
at least five people who had played a role in the abduction," he was quoted as saying by the IFP News.

Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


US airstrike kill 5 ISIS militants in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five hard 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 were killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted in eastern 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..
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the airstrike was carried out on Saturday in the vicinity of the restive Achin district.

The officials further added that the US unmanned aerial vehicles targeted the loyalists of the ISIS terrorist group in Mamand area of Achin, leaving five of them dead.

According to the officials, several light and heavy weapons belonging to the ISIS hard boyz were also destroyed in the airstrike. The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including the ISIS turbans have not commented regarding the report so far.

Earlier, at least eleven hard boyz affiliated with the terror group were killed in separate dronezaps conducted by the US forces on Thursday and Friday in this province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in a statement said Saturday that the US military carried out an airstrike in Deh Bala district on Friday, targeting a group of turbans carrying weapons on two horses, leaving three ISIS hard boyz dead and as a result the two horses were also killed.

In the meantime, the 201st Silab in a separate statement said Friday that eight ISIS murderous Moslem were killed and three others were maimed in a similar airstrike on Thursday.

Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Al Shabaab Fires Mortars At Ethiopian Military Base Near Wajid
[RADIOSHABELLE] Al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
bandidos hard boyz were reported to have fired several mortar rounds at an Æthiopian military base near the southern town of Wajid in Bakool region, sources said.

The local residents reported heavy shelling at the AU army camp followed by an exchange of gunfire ensued between the attackers and the Æthiopian forces.

Al-Shabaab said it inflicted casualties on the Æthiopian troops serving with the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
mission to Somalia [AMISOM]. The group did not provide further details on the deaths.

The AU mission is yet to comment on the reported mortar attack which was the latest in series of raids against the AMISOM and Somali National Army forces in the past few months.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


KDF Kills 5 Al Shabaab Militants, Recovers Assorted Weapons
[RADIOSHABELLE] Kenya Defence Forces on Sunday killed five al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
gunnies and recovered assorted weapons in Garissa, near Kenya-Somalia border.

The gunnies had on Friday attacked Ijara cop shoppe and made away with a police Land Cruiser.

They also torched down the cop shoppe.

KDF front man Col. David Obonyo said bomb-making materials that were being ferried in the stolen police Land Cruiser went kaboom! destroying it.

"The troops caught up with the gunnies as they tried to get to the Somalia border. In the ensuing firefight, suspected bomb-making materials that were being ferried went kaboom! destroying the vehicle," Obonyo said.

"However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
a cycle of violence also suspected to have been stolen in Ijara, five AK 47 rifles, 13 magazines with 370 rounds of ammunition, two grenades, bomb-making materials and personal items were recovered."

Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al Shabaab Spy Agent Detained In Kenya Recruiting Youths
[RADIOSHABELLE] An Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
suspect linked to the recruitment and radicalization of youths in Mombasa has been tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
Abdulrazak Haji was arrested in Nyali on Wednesday and arraigned in a Nairobi court the following day.

He was picked from a Java restaurant by anti-terror police unit officers and later escorted to the division’s headquarters in Nairobi.

Police then took Haji to his house in Kileleshwa, where they recovered a mini pistol and a firearm license. Police said they were yet to confirm the authenticity of the license.

State counsel Duncan Ondimu asked Nairobi senior principal magistrate Martha Mutuku to allow police to remand Haji for five days as investigations continue.

Mutuku allowed police to detain the suspect for five working days.

In an affidavit produced in court, police claimed Haji was being used by al-Shabaab to spy on Kenyan security agencies.

Haji was also spying on several shopping malls within Mombasa town and the Nyali areas in preparation for terrorist attacks during New Year festivities.
Police said they believe Haji was an al-Shabaab agent recruiting and radicalizing youths for the terror group.

Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Prosecution investigating killing of two brothers in New Year's Eve attack on liquor store in Giza
[AlAhram] Egyptian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the Monday morning deadly attack on a liquor store in Giza's Omraneya neighborhood, which left two killed murdered.

According to initial police investigations, a masked gunman driving a Tuk Tuk opened fire on the liquor store killing the brothers Ashraf Boules Azer and Adel Boules Azer, before fleeing the scence.

It is not yet clear whether the brothers owned or worked at the store.

The motive for the attack, which took place on New Year's eve, the busiest night of the year for liquor stores, also remains unclear.

Ashraf died at the scene, while Adel died of his injuries at Om al-Masryeen Hosptial in Giza.

Police detectives have been interviewing witnesses, examining surveillance cameras on nearby buildings and along the escape route in an effort to identify the suspects and establish the facts of the incident.

Liquor stores in Egypt are typically owned by Christians. The stores and their owners have been the target of various attacks in the past.
The Times of Israel adds:
A gunman killed two Copts celebrating the New Year in an Egyptian alcohol shop early on Monday, judicial and security sources said, the latest deadly violence against the Christian minority.

An assailant rode up in the back of a cycle of violence taxi and opened fire on the liquor store in Cairo’s twin city Giza at around 1:30 a.m., when the streets were still bustling with New Year revelers, the sources said.

The store’s Coptic owner survived but two of his friends who were celebrating with him were killed.

Liquor stores, most of which are run by Copts, have come under attack in the past by hard-line Moslems who believe they should be banned. On January 2 last year, a Moslem slit the throat of a Coptic liquor store owner in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. The assailant was sentenced to death after telling the court that he would kill all alcohol sellers if he could.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Salafists


Arabia
Saudi Border Guards thwart attempts to smuggle hashish
[ARABNEWS] Saudi Border Guards in the southern border areas have foiled several attempts to smuggle more than half a ton of hashish, and incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
30 smugglers of different nationalities in the Jazan and Najran areas over the past two weeks.

The Border Guard’s front man, Col. Saher al-Harbi, said that these operations are part of the security forces efforts to combat drug trafficking across the Kingdom’s land and sea borders.

He said that during these operations nine Saudis, 13 Æthiopians, seven Yemenis and one Somali have been arrested and their attempts to smuggle hashish into the Kingdom have been effectively thwarted.

Al-Harbi announced that the seizures of drugs in their possession reached 536,422 grams of hashish.

He said that "the seizures and suspects were duly referred to the appropriate authorities to complete legal proceedings."
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Saudi Border Guards in the southern border areas have foiled several attempts to smuggle more than half a ton a hundred pounds several baggies of hashish

"and went on a kebab and hummus binge"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/02/2018 11:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Saudis are serious about illegal drugs. 30 smugglers just put themselves on the beheading list.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/02/2018 18:33 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Suspected militant held near Rohingya camps in Bangladesh
[DAWN] Bangladesh police on Sunday placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a suspected bully boy from the border district of Ukhia, near camps where thousands of Rohingya Moslems fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar have taken shelter.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an elite police tasked with tackling extremism in the country, said it detained 30-year-old Sharful Awal for allegedly communicating with international Jihadist groups.

Awal was freed on bail in January after he was charged with anti-terrorism and explosives-related offences in the Chittagong region, RAB local chief Ruhul Amin said in a statement.

But after his release, Awal "communicated with various international bully boy groups through social media in an effort to establish Khilafat (a caliphate) through so-called Jihad," Amin said.

Police allege Awal is a member of a new faction of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a homegrown group, and was involved in organising local bully boys.

The new JMB faction has been blamed for a wave of attacks on foreigners and religious minorities, including the deadly attack on a posh Dhaka cafe last year in which 18 foreigners were shot and hacked to death.

But the RAB’s Amin said authorities have not found any connections so far between Awal and Rohingya refugees.

Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)


India-Pakistan
Eight dead as Kashmir base raid ends after 36 hours
[Al Jazeera] A marathon shootout at a paramilitary base in Indian-administered Kashmire has ended after almost 36 hours, with the killing of the last remaining gunman fighting off Indian security forces.

The fighting at the Lethpora-based camp, in southern Kashmire, left five Indian soldiers and three fighters dead, according to officials.

The attack began in the early hours of Sunday when three rebels stormed the vast base, located next to a police commando training centre.

Having taken the camps' guards by surprise, the attackers forced their way into the premises and took position inside the compound's buildings.

An intense shootout ensued, as hundreds of police, army and paramilitary soldiers rushed to the scene.

Shesh Paul Vaid, regional police chief, told Al Jazeera that the "operation ... concluded" on Monday afternoon, almost 36 hours later, after security forces recovered the body of the third attacker.

Two local fighters

Officials said one of the button men was a foreigner, while the other two were local residents from nearby villages, making them the first Kashmiris to carry out a "fidayeen" attack in seven years.

Those kind of assaults are typically suicide raids against official Indian installations, such as army and paramilitary camps. Heavily armed, the fighters usually engage in long stand-offs with the security forces until being killed.

Most of the "fidayeen" attacks have been carried out by foreigners affiliated with two Pakistain-based outfits - Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
and Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
, which also claimed the raid at the Lethpora paramilitary base

Police identified the two local rebels as 16-year-old Fardeen Ahmad Khanday and 24-year-old Manzoor Ahmad Baba. They were both residents of south Kashmire's Pulwama district.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


3 security officials among 8 injured in twin Chaman blasts
[DAWN] At least eight people were maimed, including three security officials in two separate kabooms in Chaman, DawnNews reported on Monday.

The first attack, which injured two people, took place near an under-construction building on Chaman's Mall Road. According to police sources, an improvised bomb was placed near the building by unknown persons.

Six people, including three security officials, were maimed in the second attack near a police checkpost in the same area.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, where an emergency was imposed. Police and Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
personnel reached the site of the blasts where an investigation is underway.

The twin attacks in Chaman are the first incident of terrorism in Pakistain in 2018.

Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Iraq
Islamic State member turns in himself to Iraqi army in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) 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....
turban has turned in himself to security troops in Mosul city, an officer from the Iraqi army said on Monday.

"An IS member headed to his relatives to extradite him to the Iraqi army," Ahmed Bahgat, deputy commander of Nineveh Operations, told Alghad Press on Monday. "The family then turned in him to the army on Sunday evening."

Bahgat commanded the people’s awareness describing it as ’positive’ indicator in Mosul.

In related news, the security and local affairs department in Nineveh announced confiscating explosives in the western flank of the province.

In a statement, the department said troops managed to seize the explosives in western Mosul and hand them to authorities in question.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Golly? He isn't turning himself in to be burned at the stake or raped or bent over backwards until his spine snaps or something like what his brothers have been dishing out the last couple of years?
Posted by: gorb || 01/02/2018 10:52 Comments || Top||


First bomb blast in 2018 leaves security personnel wounded in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A tribal fighter has been profoundly maimed in a kaboom in west of Baghdad, a security source said on Monday.

"A bomb placed under a vehicle, driven by a member of the Tribal Mobilization Forces, went kaboom! at noon, while passing at al-Radwaniyah region, west of Baghdad," the source told Alghad Press.

"Security troops cordoned off the blast scene," the source said, adding that the ambulance transferred the injured to nearby hospital.

The blast is considered the first in Baghdad in 2018.
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IS members infiltrate from Anbar to Babylon to target security personnel: Source
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) 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....
Death Eaters infiltrated over the night into north of Babylon province, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

"IS members sneak over the night toward Jurf al-Sakhr region from Amiriyet al-Fallujah and al-Jazeera region in Anbar," the source told Baghdad Today website.

"The Death Eaters infiltrate in the night to carry out terrorist crimes, plant bombs and target mobilization forces and security personnel," he added.
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Tuz Khurmatu territorial squabbles

Iraqi special police take over PMF locations in Tuz Khurmatu: mayor

Tuz Khurmatu (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi special police forces have taken over some locations held by the Popular Mobilization Forces in the restive area of Tuz Khurmatu, the town’s mayor was quoted saying on Monday.

Ali al-Hussein told Alsumaria that "Rapid Response forces, today, took over duties delegated to the Popular Mobilization Forces which have been maintaining security in Tuz Khurmatu jointly with local police and the Iraqi army".

He said the exchange came "as mobilization forces concluded their assignments".

A home to a mixed Arab, Kurdish and Turkmen population, Tuz Khurmatu was among the disputed regions Iraqi forces seized back from Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces following a referendum the autonomous region held in September to secede from Iraq.

Kurdish politicians have accused Iraqi forces, most notably the PMF, of carrying out forced deportations and inducing a demographic change in Tuz Khurmatu for the favor of Arab ethnicities.

Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to investigate the reported violations. "Abadi claims that he is concerned with the people of the Kurdistan Region’s best interests, and I ask him, if you really are, why don’t you investigate what is happening in Tuz Khurmatu?, Barzani said in a recent speech.

A week ago, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said its teams had observed signs of possible violations in Tuz Khurmatu, including destroyed homes and businesses in several primarily Kurdish neighbourhoods after Iraqi forces’ takeover in October.

PMF spox accuses U.S. of evacuating White Flags militants to safe havens

Salahuddin (Iraqinews.com) – A spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) has accused the United States of dispatching jet fighters to evacuate White Flags remnants from Tuz Khurmatu district in Salahuddin into safe havens.

Speaking to Knooz Media on Monday, Ali al-Husseini, the PMF spokesman for the northern axis, said, “Kurdish residents have seen U.S. jet fighters landing behind a mountain chain in Tuz Khurmatu district and evacuating remnants of the White Flags group from there after the liberation of the district from this terrorist group.”

Earlier, Husseini had announced the liberation of Tuz Khurmatu from the White Flags members, saying that Iraqi warplanes, backed by PMF artillery shells, managed to put an end to a threat posed by this terrorist group in the district.

“A manhunt was launched in search for the remaining White Flags outlaws in areas surrounding Tuz Khurmatu,” he said, adding that the total elimination of this terrorist group will be announced soon.

Last week, Spokesperson for the Joint Operations Command Brigadier General Yahya Rasool vowed to crush the recently-emerged White Flags group very soon.

“The terrorist White Flags group does not pose a major threat to the security situation in Iraq since its members are estimated at dozens,” he said, adding that the Joint Operations Command has a complete database about the group and will launch an attack on it at the right time.

Speaking about the White Flags’ main goal, Rasool said, “This unlawful group aims at fomenting sedition in Iraq through targeting innocent people in areas like Tuz Khurmatu to prove that terrorism still exists and was not defeated.
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Diyala Dead Guys Documented: 1 ISIS big turban permanently untwisted

Iraqi troops kill so-called Islamic State mufti in Diyala province

Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – A senior religious leader in the Islamic State group has been killed in Diyala province on Monday, a security committee said.

Speaking to Alsumaria News, Chairman of the Security Committee in the Council of Diyala Sadeq al-Husseini said, “The so-called Islamic State mufti and a number of his companions were killed as Iraqi troops and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) fighters carried out a specific operation on the outskirts of Houd al-Zour area (45 km northeast of Baqubah) in Diyala on Sunday evening.”

Husseini added that a total of 30 Islamic State leaders were killed in Diyala in 2017, praising efforts exerted by the Iraqi intelligence to pursuit and monitor IS cells in the province.

Military operation launched to pursuit Islamic State in Diyala province

Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – A wide-scale military operation was launched on Monday to pursuit Islamic State at al-Nada area in Diyala, a military commander said.

Speaking to Alghad Press, Tigris Operations Commander Lt. Gen. Mozher al-Azzawi said, “Joint troops, backed by Iraqi Air Force and Popular Mobilization Forces, launched in the wee hours of Monday a wide-scale military operation from two axes, targeting Islamic State hotbeds at al-Nada area in Diyala.”

Azzawi added that the intelligence-based operation comes as part of the command’s strategy to eliminate Islamic State throughout the province. “The operation was launched upon accurate intelligence reports,” he pointed out.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
5 members of Hamas terror cell arrested in West Bank
[Ynet] Hamas terrorist Abdullah Arar, involved in 2005 kidnapping and murder of Sasson Nuriel, operated West Bank terror cell; members of cell arrested, Shin Bet warns, 'Hamas in Gazoo will be held responsible for any attack carried out at its behest.'

A joint operation by Shin Bet, the IDF and the police led to the placed in durance vile
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
of five members of a Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terror cell who planned to carry out attacks under the direction of a Hamas operative from the Gazoo Strip.

In its investigation, the Shin Bet learned the group's handler was Abdullah Arar, a Hamas operative who was involved in the kidnapping and murder of Israeli Sasson Nuriel 12 years ago. Arar was deported to Gazoo following the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap deal and has since returned to terrorist activity.

Arar allegedly instructed Alaa Salim, a resident of Jaba'
... a town north of Jerusalem...
in the Binyamin region of the West Bank, to form the cell and purchase an M16 rifle for the purpose of carrying out an attack. Arar also wired Salim funds to that end.

Salim later contacted Rian Touam, also a Jaba' resident, and asked him to assist him in procuring the M16, providing him with thousands of shekels to do so.

Salim also contacted Shehadeh Touam and asked for his help in recruiting more members. Touam, in turn, contacted Mahmoud Abu Arkov, a young Hamas operative from A-Ram, and recruited him to the cell.
The fifth member clearly has no name, as he is not mentioned.
The investigation was carried out in coordination with military prosecution, which examined the investigation's materials before deciding to indict the suspects.

A Shin Bet official said, "The Hamas command in the Gazoo Strip has been increasingly motivated of late to promote attacks via Hamas members in Judea and Samaria. Security forces will continue to take determined action to foil Hamas's efforts to carry out attacks in Israel and wish to make it clear that Hamas in Gazoo will be held responsible for any attack carried out at its behest."
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Air force hits Hamas camp in Gaza after rocket fire
[IsraelTimes] IAF response comes after rocket from Gazoo hits open field in south; no injuries reported

The Israeli Air Force hit a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, camp in the southern Gazoo Strip early Tuesday in response to a rocket fired at Israel hours before, the army said.

The army said it targeted a Hamas facility because Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire and violence emanating from the coastal enclave. There were no immediate reports of casualties in Gazoo.

Late Monday, gunnies in the Gazoo Strip launched a rocket at Israel that hit an open field in the Eshkol region, Israeli officials said.

There were no reports of injuries or damage caused by the rocket.

Police said the projectile was found in the fields of one of the communities in the area, southeast of Gazoo, though they would not specify which one, lest it help terrorist groups hone their accuracy for future attacks.

Warning sirens were not triggered by the launch, apparently because the rocket was heading toward an unpopulated area.

Police sappers were called to the scene to remove the rocket.

There were earlier reports of a rocket fired from Gazoo that landed inside the Strip. It was not immediately clear if it was the same launch or another one.

There were also reports of rocket launches on Sunday that similarly fell short, an indication that they were done by smaller terrorist groups, as opposed to the larger ones that have access to better munitions.

According to Israeli assessments, the rockets are not being launched by Hamas, but by other terrorist organizations in the Strip. Hamas has apparently been either unwilling or unable to clamp down on those groups.
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IDF arrests Palestinian with knives at West Bank junction
[IsraelTimes] Teenager approaches army jeep with a blade in his hand, drops it before soldiers subdue him

Soldiers incarcerated
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a Paleostinian teenager who was holding a knife and walking toward their jeep in the central West Bank on Monday evening, the army said.

Officials who were at the scene said the 19-year-old man approached the vehicle at the Beit Anun Junction, near Hebron, and dropped a knife on the ground.

The soldiers who were in the jeep then subdued him without firing their weapons, the army said.

Searching him, the soldiers found a second knife in his possession.

The man was placed under arrest and interrogated briefly at the scene, before being handed over to law enforcement for further questioning, the army said.

No soldiers were maimed in the incident.
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Dozens arrested overnight in West Bank raids
[IsraelTimes] Twelve accused of throwing Molotov cocktails and stones at security forces, another 14 suspected of involvement in terror activities.

Security forces tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
26 Paleostinians in raids across the West Bank late Sunday and early Monday.

The 26 were held on suspicion of participating in violent riots in recent weeks or involvement in terror-related activities, the IDF said in a statement.

Twelve alleged rioters were suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails and stones at IDF soldiers during violent demonstrations that flared up after US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, angering Paleostinians.

Another 14 Paleostinians were arrested on suspicion of involvement in unspecified terror-related activities targeting security forces and Israeli civilians. The suspects were all taken away for questioning.

An IDF soldier was lightly injured Sunday when he was struck by a rock during festivities that broke out during an arrest raid in the southern West Bank, the army said.

The soldier required medical treatment for his injuries.

Israeli forces carry out nightly raids in the West Bank to arrest suspects alleged to be involved in rock throwing, rioting and what it terms as terror activity.

Recent weeks have seen an uptick in violence following the December 6 announcement by Trump that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
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Islamists sentenced for trying to prevent concert with arson attack
They had all sorts of grand ambitions for ISIS jihadi mayhem, not one of which they managed to realize.
[IsraelTimes] Arab Israeli residents of Tayibe confessed that performance offended their bad boy Islamic religious views

Three residents of the Arab city of Tayibe were sentenced to prison Monday over a plot to set a local stadium on fire to prevent a pop concert that offended their bad boy views shaped by an allegiance to 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.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran Intelligence Ministry nabs several agents behind riots
[PRESSTV] Iran's Intelligence Ministry says it has identified and enjugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
some of the agents behind riots, which followed the recent protests against economic conditions in a number of Iranian cities in recent days.

In a statement on Monday, the ministry said Iranian security forces helped by people had managed to detain some of the elements who incited unrest in several cities across the country.

It added that efforts were ongoing to arrest other agents as soon as possible.

According to the ministry's statement, some of the peaceful gatherings held in recent days in order to express public demands had turned violent "due to the presence of suspicious and aggressive elements" who damaged public property and caused casualties.

Since Thursday, groups of Iranian protesters have staged protests in several cities to voice their anger over rising prices and economic conditions. Sporadic violence has erupted during the protests, causing a number of deaths.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday the Iranian people would deal with a "small and minority group" of rioters and lawbreakers exploiting the protests.
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#1  "agents"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/02/2018 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Intelligence Ministry says it has identified and arrested some of the agents behind riots

Did they happen to use some of the equipment/software to identify the internet address where these things originated from that Siemens(?) gave them the last time around just for this purpose?
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Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians
[ARABNEWS] Air strikes on one of the last villages still held by the ISIS group in eastern Syria killed 12 civilians, including four children, a monitor said Monday.

The strikes were carried out late Sunday on the village of Susa in Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"Twelve civilians from the same family, including four children, were killed," Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

The Britannia-based monitoring organization, which has a broad network of sources on the ground, said the strikes were likely conducted by the US-led coalition that launched air raids against ISIS in Syria and Iraq in 2014.

There was no immediate comment from the coalition.

The ISIS group has lost nearly all the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria and is clinging to a scattering of small villages and pockets of land in the border area.

The coalition admitted on Thursday to "unintentionally" killing at least 817 civilians since it started its aerial campaign against ISIS.

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Iranian President Rouhani calls for unity as death toll rises in unrest
[CNN] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tried to downplay the significance of sometimes violent protests across his country that have left 12 people dead in the biggest challenge to the authority of the Tehran regime since mass demonstrations in 2009.

"Our great nation has witnessed a number of similar incidents in the past and has comfortably dealt with them. This is nothing," Rouhani said in a meeting with Iranian members of parliament on Monday.Rouhani has called for calm as his government deals with the widespread spontaneous uprising.

Latest developments:

-- A man "creating a disturbance" shot at police Monday with a hunting rifle, killing one officer and wounding three others, according to state media. The shooting happened in Najafabad.

-- Fresh protests broke out in Tehran and other cities, with amateur video showing demonstrators chanting anti-government slogans.

-- Rouhani called out Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
after a series of tweets from the US President in support of the protests.

-- Russia weighed in, saying the demonstrations are an "internal affair" for Iran and external interference is unacceptable.

-- US Vice President Mike Pence tweeted support for protesters, saying "We will not let them down."

-- Rouhani has acknowledged that Iranians have the right to protest legally but urged national unity Monday as "the first and most important step at this stage."

-- A significant Internet outage was reported across Iran on Monday afternoon, but some users said later it was working again.

-- Iran's Ministry of Information said agitators in the disturbances have been identified and nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
, and warned that people participating in illegal activities would be "seriously dealt with."
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#1  Iran death toll rises as protesters attack police station
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/02/2018 5:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Attack the mullahs and politicians not the cops.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/02/2018 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  "I call for Unity. Or I keel you"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/02/2018 9:56 Comments || Top||



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