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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Washington mall shooting: Bad Guy in custody
[CNN] A man carrying a rifle entered a Macy's store at a mall in Washington state, rubbed out four women and a man, and vanished into the night, police said.

Authorities believe only one person fired the shots Friday night at Cascade Mall in Burlington, about an hour north of Seattle.

A search is underway for an armed man who headed toward Interstate 5 after the attack, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a front man for the Washington State Patrol.

Francis released a blurry surveillance photo of a man described as the suspect. His motive or relationship to the victims, if any, are unclear, he said.

The names of the victims were not immediately released.
Word is he is a Turk national, identified as Arcan Cetin
From Fox News
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under:

#1  early reports indicate that two people who were shot were his ex girl friend and her mother so this might be a vengeance mass murder

or it might be that there are other motives -- and since the killer is in custody there is a decent chance he will explain it all himself
Posted by: lord garth || 09/25/2016 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  ...since the killer is in custody there is a decent chance he will explain it all himself.

And then we can watch the MSM un-explain it.
Posted by: Crusader || 09/25/2016 0:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Mrs Crazy was looking at what is suspected to be his Facebook page. He is just out of high school. Stated things like Obama is stupid, the evonomy is shit. Everyone is stupid. And is of Turkish descent. No mention on weather he's Muslim or not.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/25/2016 0:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Nothing will come of this. The dead were participating in non-governmental activities and commercial enterprise. Early reports indicate none of the 'control group' members (entitlement class) suffered casualties.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/25/2016 1:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Besoeker's right, Media is still more interested in the Charlotte Protests (Now protests, since the NG came out and threatened a ass-whoopin) than 5 people killed. Add in he's a foreign national and this will be forgotten Monday.

Posted by: Charles || 09/25/2016 2:11 Comments || Top||

#6  early reports indicate that two people who were shot were his ex girl friend and her mother so this might be a vengeance mass murder

A twofer. Honor killing plus additional infidels. With the infidels gone due to his actions, he now gets 32 goats.
Posted by: Huperese Platypus6497 || 09/25/2016 3:02 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Attack on Salang pass leaves 5 dead, 3 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs attacked Salang pass, a key tunnel pass that connects capital Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
with the northern provinces.

Security sources confirmed the bandidos holy warriors launched the attack on northern part of Salang by targeting a vehicle of the security personnel.

The sources further added that five people were killed and three others were maimed during the clash between the bandidos holy warriors and the Afghan forces.

According to the officials, an officer serving in Pul-e-Charkhi prison of Kabul was targeted as he was travelling with his family members.

The officer has been identified as Najmuddin Anadarabi who was killed along with two men and two women in the attack.

This is the second time the Talibs have launched an attack on Salang pass within the past two months.

The group launched a similar attack on security check posts in the area late in July this year but the attack was repulsed by the Afghan cops.

The Taliban holy warriors are normally launching attack on the pass from Parwan province which is among the relatively volatile provinces in the north.

The group launched a similar attack that led to the blockage of Salang tunnel pass over a year ago.

The attack was launched on Southern part of Salang pass late in July last year which triggered shootout between the Afghan cops and the assailants.

Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Delivery of 141 weapons to Taliban stopped in Herat city: NDS
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The delivery of at least 141 different types of weapons to the Taliban turbans in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province was stopped by the Afghan intelligence operatives.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the weapons were loaded professionally in a truck and the group was looking to deliver them to its fighters in Herat province.

According to a statement by NDS, the cache included at least 51 Ak-47 assault rifles, 19 automatic weapon, 71 pistols and various other types of ammunition and explosives.

NDS further added that the truck was seized by the Afghan intelligence operatives from the vicinity of 11th police district of Herat city.

The Afghan intelligence also added that two suspects were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in connection to the transportation of the weapons and are in jug of the NDS for further investigation.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Arabia
Houthi commander dies near Soddy border
JEDDAH: A senior military officer of Iran-backed Houthi militia has been killed in clashes on the border with Saudi Arabia, a source in the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebel group said on Saturday.

Maj. Gen. Hassan Almalsi, head of Houthi special forces, was killed on Thursday while attempting to infiltrate a squad of Houthi fighters into the Kingdom’s southern province of Najran, the source said. Houthi forces fire missiles or mortars almost daily into southern Saudi border areas including Najran, and often test Saudi defenses with guerrilla-style incursions.
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Breitbart: Europe migrant colonist briefs
French Burkini Controversy Was Set-Up By Muslim Activists In Concert With Television Station
24 Sep 2016
“Selectively edited” Footage of a young Muslim woman wearing a so-called Burkini being threatened on a French beach was a deliberate set-up for the benefit of a Channel Seven Australia television crew, according to revelations in the Australian press. Newspapers around

France’s Hollande Announces Plan to Clear Jungle Migrant Camp
Continued on Page 49
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Suspected member of 'Islamic State' arrested at Dusseldorf airport
[DeutscheWelle] Authorities in the city of Karlsruhe said on Saturday that the German Federal Prosecutor's Office had authorized the arrest of the individual at Dusseldorf airport on Friday. The 22-year-old Turkish German man was taken into custody as he arrived in Dusseldorf from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on Friday. He is believed to have traveled to Syria in August last year and joined IS there.

He has been accused of attending a training camp in Syria and obtaining an automatic rifle and hand grenades to use in battle. "Therefore, he has proven himself willing to engage in armed fighting," the Prosecutor's Office said.

The alleged jihadist is believed to have returned from Syria to Turkey in December of last year. The unnamed individual
...Breitbart names him as Anil O., whose last name was not given in accordance with German privacy law...
is accused of having gone to Syria in August 2015 to join the extremist group.
is also believed to have tried to persuade other people living in Germany to join him in IS-controled territory.

"The State Criminal Police Office detained a 22-year-old Turkish German immediately upon his reentry. The arrest and the investigation show that [despite his success in traveling to Syria] our security agencies working together professionally and easily in the fight against Islamist terrorism," the interior minister for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia told the "Rheinische Post" daily.

Hundreds of former IS-fighters in Germany
According to estimates from security services, about 800 people have left Germany to fight with jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq. About a third of them are believed to have returned to Germany.

There have been a series of plans outlined to deal with the increased security threat perceived in Germany. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said last month: "Germans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror militia and who have another citizenship should lose their German nationality."
As a first step, yes.
Under de Maiziere's plans, thousands of new security and police posts are to be created over the next year with spending on security raised by 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) by 2020.
The overt portion of the jihad tax, to be paid until surrender and proper jizya follows.
The minister's plans also call for federal police to establish a new division to coordinate security efforts and a new unit to be formed to draw up strategies to combat cyber-crime and terrorism.
The covert part of the jihad tax, because those people are taken from the pool that would otherwise be working and inventing, improving the prosperity and quality of life of all.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Is this where we're supposed to act surprised?
Posted by: Crusader || 09/25/2016 0:58 Comments || Top||


Migrant youths' reign of terror OVER as vigilantes attack thugs in shocking footage
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] OUTRAGED locals who say they have been terrorised by migrant thugs for months have taken matters into their own hands to stop the gang.

In violent footage citizens-turned-vigilantes can be seen attacking the group of mostly Turkish youths who are said to have been wreaking havoc in the city of Zaandam in the Netherlands.

The brutal clash was sparked after the youths have continually threatened, intimidated and beaten up citizens and coppers alike.

In the savage clip, a group of Turkish men can be seen brawling with the teenagers after they reportedly had enough of their thuggish behaviour.
Turkish men versus Turkish yoots? Interesting.
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Massive explosion rocks Hungarian capital Budapest multiple casualties reported
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] According to reports an kaboom has taken place in the Oktogon area of Budapest Hungary, emergency services are on the scene.

Hundreds of people appear to be out in the street as a massive police operation swings into action.

2 coppers are believed to have been injured in the blast, and while the full extent of the injuries suffered in the kaboom are yet to be confirmed eye witnesses have claimed there are casualties.

According to locals there are a number of people being treated in the street near the Corninthia hotel.

The kaboom, which police have claimed was caused by a gas leak, reportedly took place on the ground floor of a shop. However the exact cause of the blast is yet to be confirmed.

In videos emerging from the scene people appear to be being treated for injuries in the street however there does not appear to be damage to buildings. Members of the public say they are being evacuated from restaurants as the emergency services continue their work at the scene.

Twitter user Ilona Vanouplines ‏said: "I heard and felt a really loud #kaboom in the city center of Budapest, a lot of police cars are passing by at Erzsébet krt."
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The Grand Turk
2 die in fighting between Kurd Kommies, Turks
A Turkish soldier and a village guard were killed on Saturday in separate clashes with Kurdish rebels in Turkey’s restive southeast, local media reported.

The soldier died when fighting erupted in the Lice district of Diyarbakir province between security forces and militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), security sources told the official Anadolu news agency.

Another soldier was injured while one PKK militant was killed, Dogan news agency reported, adding that operations continued in 18 villages in the province where long curfews were imposed on Friday.

A village guard was killed in the foothills of Cudi Mountain in Sirnak province after rebels opened fire on security forces, Dogan said.

He was part of a group of locals cooperating with Turkish security forces to fight the PKK, listed as a terror group by Ankara, the United States and the European Union.

Turkish war planes destroyed PKK shelters and areas where arms were stored on Friday in the Buzul mountains in Hakkari province on the border with northern Iraq, the chief of staff said in a statement, quoted by Anadolu.

Since the collapse of a two-year ceasefire in 2015, there have been almost daily attacks with no let-up since the July 15 attempted coup tried to remove President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power.

Anadolu says more than 600 security personnel and over 7,000 PKK militants have been killed during the military operations launched in response to renewed fighting. Activists claim innocent civilians have also died in the offensives.
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [12 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Pak jet pilot dies in crash in Khyber
PESHAWAR: A flight lieutenant of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) died in an air crash in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Saturday.

Flight Lieutenant Omer Shahzad was flying F-7PG when the aircraft encountered a technical fault and crashed, said a statement issued by the PAF.

An investigation into the crash has been launched by the air force.
During his training, Shehzad was awarded "Sword of Honour" in upon best performance at PAF Academy Risalpur.

In November last year, a double-seat version of F-7PG, also known as the FT-7PGs, crashed near Kundian, Mianwali in which female fighter pilot Marium Muktiar died. The incident took place during a training mission.

Marium is the PAF’s first woman pilot to die while on duty.

F-7PGs were first inducted in the PAF in 2002 as a replacement for F-6, which were then de-commissioned. The trainer FT-7PGs came later.

The PAF had previously operated F-7Ps.

About seven or eight F-7PGs/FT-7PGs have been lost during the 13 years in service. The PAF has more than 50 of the Chinese-made aircraft in its fleet.

The losses of F-7PGs/FT-7PGs in air crashes are within limit, aviation experts say.
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [12 views] Top|| File under:


BSF captures Pakistani terrorist, interrogation reveals link with lashkar-e taiba
[INDIALIVETODAY] BSF captures Pakistan terrorist. Interrogation reveals link with lashkar-e taiba. This is the fifth terrorist captured after Ajmal Kasab. He is found to be an LEt fund handler. More details awaited.
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Iraq
Iraq militants launch deadly attacks around Tikrit
Militants have killed at least a dozen members of the Iraqi security forces in early morning attacks in the city of Tikrit, according to reports. Four police officers were shot dead at a checkpoint on the west side of the city. Security forces returned fire and killed one gunman. Other militants continued north to a second checkpoint where they detonated a vehicle rigged with explosives, killing eight more police officers.

The Associated Press put the death toll in the second attack as high as 11. Dozens more were wounded.

Colonel Mohammed al-Jabouri, a spokesman for the police force in Saladin province, said the the local police chief and head of the provincial security committee were visiting the second checkpoint at the time of the attack, but both escaped unharmed.

An unverified photograph shared on social media showed two dark plumes of smoke rising into the sky near arches at the city’s northern gates, Reuters said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the first of its kind since the city was retaken from Islamic State in April last year.

The governor of Saladin province, Ahmed al-Jabouri, accused Isis of launching the attacks and vowed to “retaliate for the martyrs by chopping off the heads of Daesh militants”, using the Arabic name for the group. Jabouri called on security forces to review their plans, and on residents to cooperate with the authorities.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS kills 25 civilians near Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province informed Iraqi News on Saturday that the ISIS beheaded 25 civilians in Nineveh massacre.

Sharing details the source said, “ISIS today committed a new crime against the civilians as it slaughtered 25 civilians in a way of slaughtering animals. The civilians were first transferred from a prison in Nineveh and later slaughtered in the province. The civilians were first hanged by their legs with hands handcuffed and then their throats were slit, separating their heads from the bodies.”

The source seeking anonymity, added, “ISIS killed the civilians, charging them with charges of cooperating with the Iraqi forces. The outfit later threw them in a hole.”

ISIS executes 3 for desertion

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A local source in Kirkuk province informed that the ISIS executed three of its own members for fleeing from Sharqat district.

Sharing details the source said, “This morning, ISIS executed three of its own men for fleeing from Sharqat, after the district was liberated yesterday. The execution was carried out in Hawija. The executed ISIS men were shot dead by the firing squad.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “ISIS detachments have arrested dozens of militants fleeing from Sharqat in different areas of Hawija in the recent days and they have been detained in various detention camps, before they are punished.”
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Ninevah Nightmares: 23 die
12 ISIS baddies die in airstrike near Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A Peshmerga source informed that twelve (12) ISIS members and three (3) specialists in the chemical field were killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition at Bashiqa, north of Mosul.

Sharing further details with Iraqi News, the source revealed, “The international coalition aircraft carried out an airstrike on an ISIS tunnel in Bashiqa vicinity, north of Mosul.”

“The airstrike killed 12 ISIS members, who were inside the tunnel, and three prominent chemical specialists holding Arab nationalities. The bodies were transferred to the forensic department in Mosul,” the source added.

Iraqi airstrike on ISIS court kills 11

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Nineveh announced that the coalition warplanes bombed at an ISIS court in central Mosul, resulting in the death of 11 civilians.

The media official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Mosul, Ghayath al-Surji, said, “The international coalition aircraft bombed, at dawn today, ISIS Sharia court inside a residential neighborhood at Karaj, in central Mosul, killing 11 civilians who were present there.”

“The airstrikes also destroyed a number of houses near the court,” Surji added.

It may be mentioned here that ISIS took over Mosul on June 10, 2014, before extending its terrorist activities to other areas in Iraq.
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [18 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Salahuddin Kombat Kourier
Iraqi forces to begin new offensive near Tikrit

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Today, the administration of Salahuddin province announced that the security forces have launched an offensive to liberate Azwai, north of Tikrit, and further added that in the next coming hours will witness the liberation of the area, as well as raising the Iraqi flag over its governmental buildings.

Mayor of Salahuddin, Ahmed al-Jabouri, said, “Today, the joint security forces began a military operation to liberate Azwai, north of Tikrit,” adding, “The [security] forces reached the outskirts of the area and launched the operation.”

“The military troops are only 3 kilometers away from the center of the areas, and they continue their advance without any loss among their ranks. The coming few hours will witness the liberation of the area and raising the Iraqi flag over its buildings,” Jabouri added.

Yesterday, the Joint Operations Command announced the full liberation of Sharqat district, north of Tikrit, and added that the security forces are looking forward to liberate the city of Mosul.

ISIS attack on Tikrit yields 8 dead

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday that eight people were killed and 13 others injured in an ISIS attack, launched at the entrance to Tikrit in Salah-Uddin province.

Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan said, “There was an ISIS attack at Tirkit’s main checkpoint, which was carried out by a suicide bomber driving car. Eight people were killed and 13 others injured.”

The security forces have imposed a curfew in the areas adjacent to the northern entrance to Tikrit and have begun security operations and raids in search of ISIS pockets.
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kirkuk Kombat Chronicle: 13 die
2 ISIS Top Dawgs take dirt nap in airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province announced that two ISIS officials- Al-Jawali and Abu Qatada- were killed in an airstrike south-west of the province.

Sharing details the source said, “The International Coalition aircraft today bombed ISIS military sites in Rashad district, 35 km south-west of Kirkuk, killing its security official Ahmed Aziz al-Jawali along with three of his companions. The bombing also killed Abu Qatada, the commander of ISIS’ Kata’ib Salahuddin.”

“The air strikes were carried out in coordination with the Iraqi intelligence services,” further added the source seeking anonymity.

10 ISIS Bad Guys now pining for the fjords.

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk- A security source in Kirkuk province informed Iraqi News that 10 ISIS members were killed and five others injured in an airstrike launched targeting an ISIS convoy south-west of the province.

Sharing details the source said, “The international coalition flight today bombed an ISIS convoy consisting of nine cars. The airstrike was launched a village of Sdiratt compound in Zab district, 75 km southwest of Kirkuk, which destroyed the convoy killing 10 militants and injuring five others. ”

The source, who asked not to be named, said, “ISIS is trying to mass its fighters between now and then to target the security forces, but it has received painful blows at the hands of the security forces and the international coalition flight.”
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [15 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics

Iraqi forces in full control of Baghdadi Island

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Security forces on Friday fully liberated Baghdadi Island from ISIS control.

Military Media in a statement said, “Al-Jazeera Operations Command liberated Baghdadi Island in Anbar province from ISIS control, causing the outfit heavy losses”.

“The 7th division, 27th brigade and the 2nd brigade of the Iraqi army ,as well as al-Hashed al-Shaabi units from Haditha and al-Baghdadi participated in these operations. They fought a quick and unique battle with large support from Iraq Air Force, Army Aviation and the international coalition,” the statement added.

It may be mentioned here that the security forces yesterday completely liberated Sharqat district, north of Salahuddin province, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


Iraqi officials dismantle ISIS cell in Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Media officials in the Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday about dismantling a terrorist cell that was intending to target civilians during the holy Hijri month of Moharram, and seizing weapons and adhesive explosive devices with the members of the cell.

The officials in a statement, said, “Forces from the Military Intelligence Directorate dismantled a terrorist cell in Baghdad, which was intending to target civilians in the holy Hijri month of Moharram.”

“The security forces also seized quantities of weapons and adhesive explosive devices with the members of the cell,” the statement added.

It may be mentioned here that Iraq has been witnessing a surge in violence since 2013, while the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has declared that more than 1,700 Iraqis were either killed or wounded in incidents of violence in different parts of the country only in August.
Posted by: badanov || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Eighteen killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq's Tikrit
[REUTERS] Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when snuffies shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi city in attacks later claimed by 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....
It was the first such assault since Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, was retaken from the ultra-hardline jihadist group in April 2015.

One bad boy was killed at the checkpoint after shooting dead five security personnel and two young civilian bystanders at around 5 a.m., according to police and sources from Salahuddin Operations Command, which is responsible for security in the area.

Two other snuffies continued on about 7 km to the city limits where one of them detonated the explosives in his pickup truck and the other set off an explosives-filled vest, the sources said. The blasts killed 11 people, including three members of a Shi'ite militia working alongside the security forces, and maimed 21.

Amaq news agency, which supports Islamic State, said the group was responsible for the violence. A statement circulated online by supporters said four snuffies had perpetrated the attacks, which had targeted police and "rejectionist Hashid", a the Sunni bad boys' term for Shi'ite militiamen.

Police tightened security following the attacks in the city, which already had some of the most restrictive measures in place following its recapture from Islamic State.

The city and surrounding areas have become a major hub for local and international aid groups providing assistance to civilians forced from their homes by fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces further north.

Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Southeast Asia
20 Abu Sayyaf militants surrender in Philippines
[UPI] Twenty members of the Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
Death Eater group surrendered to the Philippines, the military announced.
An assortment of firearms, including two homemade shotguns, were confiscated as the Islamist Death Eaters, aligned 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....
and involved in bombings, kidnappings and attacks since 1991, surrendered Thursday in Sumisip on the island province of Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
"This is the result of the relentless operation we are conducting where they suffered lots of casualties," said Col. Thomas Donato Jr. of the Philippine army's 104th Brigade. "We are very open for surrenderees. We want to end this war in peace and pave the way for development in Basilan."

The Philippine military overran several Abu Sayyaf strongholds in the southern Philippines in recent weeks, and local authorities believe other Abu Sayyaf members are ready to surrender, CNN reported Friday.

"It's time to end this terrorist problem in our country. We want to make Basilan a peaceful place to live so that development will prosper. We are closely working with the [military] to decimate all these terrorist groups," Sumisip Mayor Gulam Boy Hattaman said.


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Three cops killed, two injured in Yala blast
[The Nation] Three policemen were killed and two other officers seriously injured in a roadside bomb attack in Yala province yesterday morning. Police believe that a group of militants, led by Hubaideela Rommeulee, was behind the attack.

The attack happened as seven policemen were traveling aboard two pickup trucks on a road in Krong Pinang district. They were gathering intelligence in the area about militants as well as a drug-trafficking ring. Police said the home-made bomb hit one truck directly, hurling it into the air and breaking it apart.

Following the blast, a group of at least seven rebels opened fire at the two police officers in the other truck as other militants stole three M16 rifles and three pistols from the murdered officers before fleeing.
Posted by: ryuge || 09/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Report: Supporters of IS Emir in Ain el-Hilweh Shift Allegiance to Nusra
So much for the terrible blood oaths they swore...
[AnNahar] Supporters of the so-called 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....
Emir in Ein el-Hellhole, Imad Yassine, have shifted their allegiance to the Nusra Front, which rebranded itself as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
in July when it split from the al-Qaeda movement, As Safir daily reported on Saturday.

Following Yassines' arrest, groups affiliated to the detainee abandoned their homes and a state of "collapse" spread among the ranks of those who supported the Islamic State and Yassine, security sources said.

Military sources likened the scene to a similar situation that took place in the northeastern border town of Arsal when the Lebanese army fatigued the IS snuffies in the area with heavy shelling, air and land operations that compelled the snuffies to change allegiance to Nusra.

The same thing is happening today in Ein el-Hellhole, they said.

The army intelligence enjugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
Yassine on Thursday following close surveillance and followup in Ein el-Hellhole's al-Tawari neighborhood.

Yassine, who is wanted on multiple arrest warrants, had been plotting prior to his arrest to stage several terrorist bombings against army posts, vital and touristic facilities, shopping centers, popular gatherings and residential areas in several Lebanese regions.

He was tasked with his missions by terrorist organizations based outside the country.

It was reported in July that Yassine had received orders from IS foreign operations chief Abu Khaled al-Iraqi to stage major "Iraq-like bombings" across Leb.

By long-standing convention, the army does not enter the twelve Paleostinian refugee camps in Leb, leaving the Paleostinian factions themselves to handle security.

That has created lawless areas in many camps, and Ein el-Hellhole has gained notoriety as a refuge for Lions of Islam and runaways.

But the camp is also home to more than 54,000 registered Paleostinian refugees who have been joined in recent years by thousands of Paleostinians fleeing the fighting in Syria.

More than 450,000 Paleostinians are registered in Leb with the U.N. agency for Paleostinian refugees UNRWA. Most live in squalid conditions in 12 official refugee camps and face a variety of legal restrictions, including on their employment.
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Turkish military hits 54 Daesh targets in N Syria
Turkish military has hit 38 Daesh targets with 101 artillery howitzer rounds and destroyed 16 other targets by carrying out jet strikes in northern Syria, Anadolu reported. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said jets had carried out air campaigns against Daesh as part of the Operation Euphrates Shield in El Mutmainah, Ziyadah, Tal Atiyah, El Athariyyah and Sandarah, destroying 16 targets, including 12 buildings.

Saturday marked the 32nd day of Operation Euphrates Shield, which began last month and saw the Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish military, take control of the city of Jarabulus from Daesh.

A total area of more than 900 square kilometers (347 miles) have been cleansed of terrorists in northern Syria, according to the Turkish army.
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Syrian regulars capture rebel camp in Aleppo
Syrian government forces seized ground from rebels north of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on the city’s opposition-held east as it came under fierce air strikes in a major offensive by the Russian-backed army.

The capture of the Handarat camp a few kilometers north of Aleppo marked the first major ground advance by the government in an offensive that rebels say has unleashed unprecedented firepower against their half of the city. The captured area, elevated ground overlooking one of the main roads into Aleppo, had been in rebel hands for years.

“Handarat has fallen,” an official with one of the main Aleppo rebel groups told Reuters. An army statement confirming the advance said “large numbers of terrorists” had been killed.

Dozens of people have been reported killed in eastern Aleppo since the army announced the new offensive late on Thursday, burying any remaining hope for reviving a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia.

Residents of rebel-held eastern Aleppo say it is being subjected to the most ferocious bombardment of the war.

Rebel officials said heavy air strikes on Saturday hit at least four areas of the opposition-held east, home to more than 250,000 people. Rebels say the strikes are mostly being carried out by Russian warplanes.

The attack has drawn on ordnance more destructive than anything previously used against the area and many buildings have been destroyed, residents say. Images of blast sites show craters several meters wide and deep.

“There are planes in the sky now,” Ammar al Selmo, the head of Civil Defense in the opposition-held east, told Reuters from Aleppo on Saturday morning. “Our teams are responding but are not enough to cover this amount of catastrophe.”

Rubble

A Syrian military source told Reuters the operation announced late on Thursday was continuing according to plan.

Asked about the weapons being used, the military source said the army was using precise weapons “suitable for the nature of the targets being struck, according to the type of fortifications”, such as tunnels and bunkers, and “specifically command centres”.

A senior official in an Aleppo-based rebel faction, the Levant Front, told Reuters the weapons appeared designed to bring down entire buildings.

“Most of the victims are under the rubble because more than half the civil defence has been forced out of service,” he said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based organisation that reports on the war, said it had documented 47 deaths since Friday, including five children. Selmo said the toll was more than 100.

“The raids are intense and continuous,” Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters.

The Syrian army says it is targeting rebel positions in the city and denies hitting civilians.

“Every missile makes an earthquake we feel regardless of how far off the bombardment is,” one Aleppo resident said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a revival of a ceasefire in Syria depended on all sides involved and not only on “Russia’s unilateral concessions”.

“One can only speak about the ceasefire revival only on the collective basis,” he said in an interview for the TV news show Vesti on Saturday.
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Russian, Syrian jets continue to pound Aleppo
ALEPPO – The Syrian and Russian airforces launched several airstrikes on Aleppo City on Saturday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, activists reported.

The airstrikes hit opposition-held populated neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo. More than 70 civilians were reportedly killed and dozens more wounded in the air raids, that hit the neighbourhoods of Bustan al-Qasr, Ard al-Hamra and Sakhour.

“The Assad regime and Russia carried out joint airstrikes on the opposition-held eastern part of Aleppo City on Saturday evening. At least seven strikes hit the area, causing the death and injury of dozens,” local media activist Wael Ahmed told ARA News.

The raids also caused a mass destruction to residential buildings in the targeted neighbourhoods.

“So far, 72 dead bodies were found, and more than 35 others were seriously wounded,” said Saad Issa, a member of the Civil Defence Force in Aleppo.

“Our rescue teams are still searching for victims under the ruins of the destroyed buildings,” Issa told ARA News.

According to activists and medical teams in Aleppo, the Russian and Syrian airforces used cluster bombs in Saturday’s strikes.

“Most of the victims were children and women. Assad and his Russian allies committed a new massacre against the people of Aleppo today,” rights activist Sulaiman Halwani said.

“They only targeted populated areas and residential buildings, with a clear goal to force the people to evacuate their homes,” he told ARA News. Apparently the international community has given up on saving the remaining people in Aleppo.”
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Kurds, ISIS swap prisoners
HASAKAH – Syrian Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) reached a prisoner exchange deal with the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group on Saturday.

ISIS has released seven Kurdish civilians and two YPG fighters in exchange for a number of its jihadis who had been captured by the Kurdish units a few months ago.

“The exchange took place in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate, under the supervision of mediators from local Arab tribes,” a source close to the YPG told ARA News on Saturday.

The released Kurdish prisoners were originally from Kobane City.

“There are still hundreds of Kurds held by ISIS in Syria,” Kurdish journalist Mustafa Abde told ARA News.

According to local sources, more than 500 Kurdish civilians have been captured by the group in Kobane alone. Dozens of others have been taken hostage by ISIS from Aleppo and Hasakah.

“Some of the Kurdish prisoners have been held by ISIS since nearly three years,” Abde said. “We hope that the YPG would put more pressure on ISIS to reveal the destiny of hundreds of other prisoners.”
Video report at the link
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