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Gunmen raid Burkina Faso church, kill four
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Memorial Day
In memory of those who stood strong for the USA!



Dick was OSS in WW-II then a major player in the Cold War until it ended.
Photo from 1942 before going into Germany...
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#1  Grandpa on his Indian in Belgium with in 1918 - D company 304 Infantry
Posted by: 3dc || 05/27/2019 12:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Today is a difficult and quiet time for most. The families and the fallen are over us in every thought. Today we grill and drink beer. We celebrate those that are near, as those that have fallen would have wanted. Some say there is more to this holiday than grills and beer, maybe so, but it all starts there, with friend and family.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 05/27/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Memorial Day grew out of the Civil War. Though non-partisan it still took generations to gain acceptance nationwide, and then only because it was expanded to honor WWII (and later - WWI was initially covered by Veterans/Armistice Day) losses. Now it is at least as much a start of summer holiday for most as an honoring of those who gave their lives for our country. (Please, no ‘Happy Memorial Day ‘)
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#4  Moved to the top of Page 1 so that this is the first thing we see on the site today.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/27/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

#5  45 minute video of one of the greatest heroisms during a naval battle. Ernest Evans, an unexpected American Indian "Samurai" captain of the destroyer Johnston against a much larger Japanese force in Leyte Gulf, WWII.



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Afghanistan
15 Taliban militants killed in central parts of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in central Wardak province of Afghanistan killing at least 4 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighters, the security officials said Sunday.

"An Afghan special forces operation in Jalrayz district resulted in 3 Taliban fighters killed and 9 detained," the officials said.

The security officials further added that "Afghan forces killed 12 Taliban fighters during at attack on a checkpoint in Muhammad Agahah district of Pashtun-infested Logar province."

The anti-government armed turbans including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation and clash in Pashtun-infested Logar and Wardak provinces so far.

Both Pashtun-infested Logar and Wardak are among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the two provinces where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
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Another prominent religious scholar shot dead in Kabul city
[KhaamaPress] Unknown button men killer a prominent religious scholar Mawlavi Shabir Ahmad Kamawi in Kabul city, almost two days after a religious scholar was killed in an kaboom in Kabul city.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement confirmed that the enemies of the country once against martyred a religious scholar Mawlavi Shabir Ahmad Kamawi in Kabul.

The statement further added that Mawlavi Kamawi was one of the prominent religious scholars of the country who had invested most of his time for peace in the country.

This comes as an kaboom destroyed a mosque in Kabul city on Friday afternoon killing a prominent religious holy man Mawlavi Rehan dead.

The Ministry of Interior officials confirmed the incident and said the kaboom also maimed at least 16 others.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit for the two incidents.
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#1  That'll learn 'im.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/27/2019 11:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Religious scholars are a dime a dozen in Islamic countries. Anybody can hang out a shingle and claim to be one.
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Barnsmell4621 || 05/27/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#3  I suspect the ones being murdered might be the rare sort, Victor. Usually its the progressive, reformist activists, judges and scholars that get bumped off.
Some people do try to reform islam from within, trying to get the sasquatches to live in peace with mankind. These are seen as disruptors by the largely criminal horde of clerics this religion appeals too.
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Dozens of Taliban fighters killed, weapons caches and explosives destroyed in Helmand
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces carried out a series of raids against Talibs in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province killing dozens of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighters and destroying weapons caches and explosives.

"Afghan special forces conducted a series of raids and strikes in the northern part of the province, resulted in 39 Taliban fighters killed and weapons caches, mines, IED components and combat equipment destroyed," informed military sources said Sunday.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
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19 Taliban militants killed in Paktika and Ghazni operations
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces carried out an operation in south-eastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province of Afghanistan killing at least 15 Talibs.

"An Afghan special forces raid in Bermal district resulted in 15 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters killed and large amount of weapons and explosives destroyed," the informed military sources said Sunday.

In the meantime, the security forces carried out an Arclight airstrike in south-eastern Ghazni province killing at least four Talibs.

"A strike in Andar district of Ghazni killed 4 Taliban fighters and destroyed 1 vehicle," the sources added.

The anti-government armed snuffies including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
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Afghan Special Forces kill 10 Taliban fighters, destroy car bomb and IED materials in Paktika
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces conducted separate operations in south-eastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province killing at least 10 bandidos faceless myrmidons and arresting three others.

"In an Afghan special forces operation in Bermal district, 10 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters were killed and 1 VBIED and IED making materials were destroyed," the informed military sources said Saturday.

The sources further added that the Special Forces of the Afghan military detained 3 bandidos faceless myrmidons during a separate operation in Bermal district.

The anti-government armed bandidos faceless myrmidons including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Paktika is among the relatively volatile provinces in South-east of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
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Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen raid Burkina Faso church, kill four
Gotta get those Ramadan points while the getting’s good. It’ll be over soon, and then it’s back to normal for jihadis until next year.
[AlAhram] Gunmen burst into a church in northern Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
on Sunday and rubbed out four people, a security source said - at least the fourth attack on Christians in the past month.

Other worshippers were maimed in the assault on the morning service at the church near the town of Titao, the source added.

No one has grabbed credit for the attacks which threaten to upend traditionally peaceful relations between the Moslem majority and Christians who make up a quarter of Burkinabes.

The government has blamed unnamed terrorist groups operating in the country and Africa's surrounding Sahel region
... North Africa's answer to the Pak tribal areas...

Islamist Death Eaters based in Mali have regrouped after a French intervention in 2013 and now use the country’s north and centre as launchpads for attacks on neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.

Gunmen killed a Protestant pastor and five congregants in another church in northern Burkina in late April. A Catholic priest and five parishioners were killed in an attack in the central town of Dablo on May 12 and another four Catholics died in an attack two days later in the northern town of Ouahigouya.
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Arabia
Saudi downs attack drone from Yemen: Coalition
[AlAhram] 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...
on Sunday shot down a bomb-laden drone deployed by 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 ...
rebels in 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...
to attack an airport in the kingdom, state media reported.
The Saudi air force intercepted and destroyed the drone that targeted Jizan airport, close to the southern border with Yemen, the Riyadh-led coalition fighting the rebels was quoted as saying by the official Saudi Press Agency.

The rebels' al-Masirah TV said earlier that the drone targeted military hangars at Jizan airport.

The airport is used by thousands of civilians every day, but the coalition reported no casualties and warned the rebels of a strong response.

The strike comes after the Houthis on Thursday similarly targeted Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
airport also near the Yemeni border with an explosives-laden drone.

That attack -- the third against Najran airport in 72 hours -- had targeted a Patriot air defence system, al-Masirah said.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to push back an advance by the Houthi rebels, who still hold the capital Sanaa, and to restore to power President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Since then, the conflict has killed tens of thousands of people, many of them civilians, relief agencies say.

It has triggered what the UN describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with 24.1 million -- more than two-thirds of the population -- in need of aid.
This compares to probably more than half needing aid as measured by the UN before the war.
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Air raids kill 9 civilians, injure others in Taizz southwest of Yemen
[IraqiNews] Nine non-combatants were killed in air raids on Taizz City, southwest 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...
on Friday evening. SABA News Agency reported that the air raids were carried out by the Saudi-led military coalition.

A doctor at al-Thawra Hospital, east of Taizz Province, said that the air raids also resulted in the injury of a number of people.

Meanwhile,
...back at the saloon, Butch got the bill for the damage caused by the fist fight, the mirror broken in the shootout, and drinks for everyone......
SABA News Agency reported that the coalition aviation hit a station for oil derivatives in the region.

Yemen is witnessing a war since 2014 between Iran-backed Houthis and forces loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. The war escalated in March 2015.

It is noteworthy that the city of Taizz, the largest city in Taizz Province, is controlled by the pro-government forces; however, it is besieged by the Houthis.

The conflict in Yemen has killed tens of thousands of people, including many civilians, according to various humanitarian organizations.

There are still 3.3 million displaced people, while 24.1 million people need assistance, according to the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
. The UN also describes the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as the worst in the world now.
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India-Pakistan
‘Militant’ killed in Kech shootout
[DAWN] GWADAR: A suspected murderous Moslem was killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in the Tump area of Kech district on Saturday, officials said.

According to security officials, 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 were passing by the Gomazai area of Tump when gunnies opened fire on them. The FC personnel retaliated, and heavy exchange of fire continued for a while. As a result, an attacker was killed while the rest managed to escape.

Security officials handed over the body to Levies for identification. The man was identified as Mehrab Khan.

LEVIES PERSONNEL SEIZE 1,500KG HASHISH
A search operation was launched in the area to trace out the forces of Evil involved in the attack.

Meanwhile,
...back at the desert island, Bert climbed the cocoanut tree, looking for ships. He saw none. He looked in the other direction and saw Irene, vigorously scrubbing her backside...
the Levies personnel seized 1,500kg hashish from a truck in the Talar area in Pasni Tehsil of Gwadar district on Saturday.

Pasni assistant commissioner Jamil Ahmed Rind said that the truck was on its way to the port city of Gwadar from Turbat.

Levies personnel patrolling the area found the truck parked on the main highway as it had run out of fuel. During search, Levies found a huge quantity of hashish in the truck. However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
no arrest was reported.

Gwadar deputy commissioner Wasim Ahmed announced a cash award of Rs250,000 for the Levies personnel who seized hashish from the truck.
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3 people killed, 5 soldiers injured in exchange of fire at check post in North Waziristan
[DAWN] Following reports of violence during a protest in North Wazoo on Sunday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement in the afternoon saying that a check post in the area was assaulted by a group and in an exchange of fire, three people were killed while 15 were maimed ─ including five soldiers.

According to the statement by the Army's media wing, MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir ─ both of whom are leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) ─ were leading the group.

"A group led by Mohsin Javed [Dawar] and Ali Wazir assaulted Kharqamar check post, Boyya, North Waziristan tribal district this morning. They wanted to exert pressure for release of suspected terrorists’ controller tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
the other day," added the statement, without specifying who the suspect was.

"Troops at the check post exercised maximum restraint in the face of provocation and direct firing on the post. Due to firing of the group, five Army soldiers got injured. In exchange of fire, three individuals who attacked the post bit the dust and 10 got injured," it said.

All injured have been shifted to Army Hospital for treatment, said the ISPR statement, adding that Ali Wazir along with 8 individuals have been arrested while Mohsin Javed [Dawar] is on the lam.
An Nahar provides background:
The Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) has rattled the military since it burst onto the scene earlier last year with a call to end alleged abuses by security forces targeting ethnic Pashtuns in the restive tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.

Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, both members of parliament, led a group that attacked a checkpost in Boyya in North Wazoo tribal district to "exert pressure for release of a controller of suspected terrorists," the military said in a statement.

North Waziristan, once plagued by militancy and unrest, is where Washington believes that Pakistain is providing safe haven to hard boy groups including the Afghan Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
and the Haqqani Network.

The army has carried out multiple operations in the region, and security there and across Pakistain has dramatically improved in recent years.

But the military maintains a heavy presence there still, and the PTM has unleashed festering anger over the alleged abuses against Pashtuns across the country, including enforced disappearances and assassinations.

The movement remains peaceful, but has been notable for its direct verbal attacks on the armed forces in a country where such criticism is largely seen as a red line.
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Four dead, seven injured in three explosions in Nepal's capital
[DAWN] Four men died and seven were maimed on Sunday in three separate kabooms in Kathmandu, Nepali police said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but police said they suspect the involvement of a Maoist splinter group whose pamphlets were found in a house where one of the kabooms took place.

A powerful blast inside a shop killed three people and injured four, while the kaboom at a home about four kilometres away left one dead and another injured.

Two more were maimed when an explosive they were carrying on a cycle of violence on the outskirts of Kathmandu went kaboom!.

Security personnel also defused explosives in other areas.

"We are investigating all incidents and have stepped up the security," police front man Bishwa Raj Pokharel told AFP.

Pokharel said that seven people have been tossed in the slammer
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
so far.

The incidents come on the eve of a nationwide strike called by the same Maoist splinter group, protesting death of their cadre in a police encounter over a week ago.
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Iraq
Bomb attack kills five Iraqi civilians in Nineveh
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ At least 13 Iraqi non-combatants were killed and maimed Sunday in a bomb kaboom in Nineveh province, Iraqi police said.

"A booby-trapped vehicle went kaboom! today, afternoon, near a marketplace in Rabia district in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, leaving five people dead," Glgamesh quoted the Security Media Cell as saying in a press statement.

"The kaboom left eight others maimed," the statement read. The maimed have been rushed to hospital.
Rudaw adds:
Five people were killed and eight injured Sunday in a bomb attack in the Rabia district of Nineveh Province, near the Syrian border, according to security officials.

A truck packed with explosives detonated near the village bazaar in Aweinat, Iraq’s Security Media Cell announced Sunday.

Although nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast, Iraq’s official security outlet said it was a “terrorist attack”.

It follows a string of recent attacks across northern Iraq claimed by the Islamic State group (ISIS), which has returned to its earlier insurgency tactics of bombings, ambushes, and kidnappings.
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Security forces arrest IS Mortar detachment Commander in Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews) Military Intelligence Directorate announced, on Sunday, apprehending a dangerous terrorist, known as Abi Zubair, in Anbar. It added that the terrorist is the IS commander of mortar detachment and participated in Saqlawiyah battles against security forces.

In a press statement, the directorate indicated that security forces incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
the terrorist Abi Zubair, the commander of mortar detachment in al-Sajar area in Anbar.

The operation was conducted based on accurate intelligence information, and backed by the security forces of the 40th brigade, the statement added.

Abi Zubair is one of the gunnies who participated in Saqlawiyah battles against security forces, the statement explained. He has two brothers who are also members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, but fled to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
during the liberation battles.
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Iraqi court sentences 3 French nationals to death for joining Islamic State
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi court has sentenced three Frenchies to death by hanging for joining 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....
terrorist group, a court official said. It is the first death sentence to be issued by an Iraqi court for French IS members in Iraq, the official told the press Sunday on condition of anonymity.

The trio was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria and handed over to Iraqi authorities in February. They were among at least 12 Frenchies.
Continued on Page 49
This article starring:
Tariq ibn Ziyad
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Iraqi Intelligence arrest 2 Syrians infiltrators west of Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews) Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate announced, on Sunday, arresting two Syrians infiltrators, who sneak into Iraq.

The Directorate revealed in a press statement that security forces tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
two Syrian persons who infiltrated the Iraqi-Syrian borders. They were ambushed in Khazouka-Rabea area, in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the statement added.

Moreover, the statement explained that the operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.

The arrested infiltrators were transferred to the concerned entities for investigation.
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Iraqi intelligence arrest IS suicide bombers transporter in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi military intelligence forces jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
on Sunday 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....
terrorist, who was tasked with helping jacket wallahs to carry out terrorist attacks in Nineveh.

In a press statement, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said that its troops have arrested an Islamic State bully boy in Al Makhmur district in Mosul based on intelligence reports.

"The terrorist was responsible for transporting suicide bombers to carry out terrorist attacks and then securing safe havens for them," the statement read.

The arrestee was wanted by the Iraqi judiciary on terror charges.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Incendiary Balloons From Gaza Ignite Fire In Border Community
[Jpost] Incendiary balloons launched from Gazoo started a fire in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, an Israeli community bordering Gazoo, on Sunday.

The incident is under investigation.
“Yo! Ari — you see that? Call the fire department, I do believe it is another fire balloon from Gaza.”
“Why, yes, Yossi, I do believe it is. In fact... Hark! There’s a label on the bottom that says ‘If found, please return to Mahmoud Hassan ibn Mohammed Hasn al-Majayda, 11 Jihadi Street, Khan Yunis, Gaza’ “
Fortunately, all the fires have been put out per last report, so no worries until the next round.
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#1  10x more fires should be lit in Gaza in response, preferably with napalm.
Posted by: Raj || 05/27/2019 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  absolutely - in their downtown hovels
Posted by: Frank G || 05/27/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||


Israel briefs: 14 Paleos arrested in West Bank and Jerusalem
Some people just can’t play nicely with others, and so must be given a time out.
Police Arrest Six Suspects In Possession Of Weapons In Umm Al-Fahm

[Jpost] Israel Police arrested six suspects in possession of illegal weapons in Umm al-Fahm Sunday morning.

The search, conducted by police and Border Police, uncovered three pistols and ammunition.

The detainees, aged between 19 and 29, will be brought for a hearing on Monday on the request to extend their detention in the Hadera Magistrate's Court.

Police Arrest Three Muslims On Temple Mount For Cursing Jews

[Jpost] Three Muslims on the Temple Mount were arrested on Sunday morning after they cursed at Jews and approached them, Kan reported. Jews are still allowed entry to Temple Mount.

Israeli Security Forces Arrest Five Palestinians

[Jpost] Israeli security forces arrested five Palestinians overnight Saturday in the West Bank, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. The IDF and Shin Bet arrested the five people for suspected involvement in terrorist activity.
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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Detains Nearly 100 in Anti-Islamist Swoops
[AnNahar] Sri Lanka's military has detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islamist group blamed for the Easter attacks that killed 258, officials said Sunday.

Some 3,000 military personnel were deployed in and around the capital as well as other key towns for cordon-and-search activities that began on Thursday, a military official said.

In the first three days, security forces took 87 suspects into custody and they were handed over to police for further investigations, he added.

"The number of people detained could be around 100 by now," a security official said adding that almost all were taken in for possessing drugs and in some cases illegal weapons.
“Never allow a good crisis to go to waste,” as Rahm Emanuel, recently retired mayor of Chicago, once said.
A few were also detained along with video and other propaganda material of the local jihadi group, the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) which has been blamed for the April 21 bombings.

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 has also claimed a role in the attacks.

Several parts of the capital were also targeted in search operations by troops on Sunday.

Similar raids were carried out in North Western Province, north of Colombo, where anti-Moslem riots this month left one man dead and left hundreds of Moslem-owned shops, homes and mosques destroyed.

Security forces have placed in durance vile
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scores of suspects in connection with the April 21 bombings of three hotels and three churches, as well as over what appeared to be organised violence against the island's Moslem minority.

While authorities say the immediate jihadist threat has been blunted, President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended for one month the 30-day state of emergency imposed after the suicide kabooms.
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#1  I stand by my initial assumption. The roots for this thing in SriLanka lie in South India.
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Reconciled rebels ambush Syrian Army soldiers after capturing military intel base in Daraa
[ALMASDARNEWS] A group of reconciled rebels
...what on earth does that mean?
carried out a new ambush against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the western countryside of the Daraa Governorate on Saturday.

According to a military source in the Daraa Governorate, the reconciled rebels that were previously part of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) opened fire on a Syrian Army bus in the town of Jillin.
With whom did they reconcile, then? Not the Syrian Arab Army, that’s for sure.
The source said several Syrian Arab Army soldiers were maimed and transported to a nearby hospital.

Prior to this attack, a group of reconciled rebels attacked the nearby military intelligence base and took the officers hostage.

The reconciled rebels demanded the Syrian military intelligence release the former Free Syrian Army commander Haytham al-Hariri from their prisons.
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Syrian Army moves towards Idlib province after capturing Kafr Naboudeh
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recaptured the key town of Kafr Naboudeh this week after withdrawing from it as a result of the jihadist counter-offensive.
HTS/al-Nusra lost 120 men kicking the Syrian army out yesterday or the day before.
According to a military source, the Russian Air Force played an imperative role in the Syrian Army’s success on Sunday, as their fighter jets completely wiped out Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s fortifications inside Kafr Naboudeh.

With Kafr Naboudeh under their control, the Syrian Army will now make a push towards the Idlib province. In doing so, the Syrian Army will have to capture the large hilltop of Tal Sakher, which overlooks Kafr Naboudeh from its eastern flank.

If they are able to capture Tal Sakher, the Syrian Army can finally push to capture the town of al-Hobeit. The aforementioned town has long been under the control of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and its proximity to the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun makes its capture all the more important.

Since Saturday evening, the Syrian and Russian air forces have been peppering Khan Sheikhoun with Arclight airstrikes every few hours. These airstrikes have reportedly caused significant damage to HTS’ defenses in this part of the Idlib province.

In regards to Khan Sheikhoun, its location along the Idlib-Hama Highway makes its capture a high priority for the Syrian Army’s high command.

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