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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She used to be a politician but her father threatened to disown her unless she got a more respectable job.
Posted by: Chaith Oppressor of the Lutherans1517 || 08/31/2016 1:23 Comments || Top||

#2  The dirty little secret is that that picture is one of Hillary Clinton in 1900. She has been around much longer than anyone thinks. And yes, she is still engaging in the world's oldest profession; the currency is votes and money.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/31/2016 7:57 Comments || Top||

#3  The Feebs are supposed to issue a report on Hillary's off-the-books server investigation as early as today. After the DOJ's and Comey's earlier performance, I'm having low expectations for any semblance of justice.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/31/2016 8:02 Comments || Top||

#4  The dirty little secret is that that picture is one of Hillary Clinton in 1900.

They had military-grade exoskeletons back then?
Posted by: Steve White || 08/31/2016 9:14 Comments || Top||

#5  ..where do you think the term "Steam Punk" came from? With the help of mad geniuses like Edison, Ford, Firestone, and a dude with a British accent*, best kept secret (on paper) for the start of the 20th Century.

*"She looks tired"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/31/2016 11:15 Comments || Top||

#6  @#4: Thank you for making me blow coffee through my nose...
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 08/31/2016 12:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Pro tip; never drink coffee whilst reading the Burg.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/31/2016 12:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Can't possibly be Clinton - she made a honest statement!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/31/2016 12:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Fred__ I saw the website that pic came from the other day. Please, oh please, don't show the rest.......
Posted by: Big Borgia2154 || 08/31/2016 13:34 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Talibunnies score own goal: 5 die
A Taliban commander was killed in an explosion in western Herat province of Afghanistan along with four other Taliban insurgents.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the slain Taliban commander was identified as Taj Mohammad and fell prey to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by fellow militants.

According to a statement by MoD, the incident took place in Shindand district which is among the relatively volatile districts in Herat.

The statement further added that three Taliban insurgents were also wounded in the incident.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces but the ordinary civilians are often targeted in such attacks.

IEDs are considered as the main motive behind the growing casualties of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) besides contributing largely to civilian casualties.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in its latest report said the anti-government elements remain responsible for 60 percent of the civilian casualties with ground engagements continuing to cause the highest number of civilian casualties, followed by complex and suicide attacks and improved explosive devices (IEDs).
Posted by: badanov || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


6 die in Helmand explosion
At least six civilians were killed in an explosion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, local officials said Tuesday.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed the incident took place late on Monday evening in Nawa district.

He said the civilians belonged to a single family and at least five others also sustained injuries in the explosion which triggered due to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a roadside.

Zwak further added that the civilians were traveling in a vehicle and were their way to Khanshin to participate in a wedding when their vehicle struck the IED planted by the militants.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces but the ordinary civilians are often targeted in such attacks.

This comes as the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan released the latest civilian casualties report late last month which stated at least 3726 civilians were killed or wounded between January and June of this year.

The UN mission said the civilian casualties in the country has reached to a record number since counting began in 2009, with 5,166 civilians recorded killed or maimed in just the first six months of this year, of whom almost one-third were children.

The total civilian casualty figure recorded by the UN between 1 January 2009 and 30 June 2016 has risen to 63,934, including 22,941 deaths and 40,993 injured.

According to the UN mission, the anti-government elements remain responsible for 60 percent of the civilian casualties with ground engagements continuing to cause the highest number of civilian casualties, followed by complex and suicide attacks and improved explosive devices (IEDs).
Posted by: badanov || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban names Mullah Ibrahim Sadar as new military chief
[MILITARYTIMES] The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as the murderous Moslems try to gain ground rather than talk peace under a new leadership, Taliban officials said in telephone interviews over the weekend.

They said that the appointment of Mullah Ibrahim Sadar, once a close ally of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammed Omar, heralds a commitment to confrontation at a time when multiple governments are trying to coax the Taliban to the negotiating table.

Sadar is a battle-hardened commander, who gained prominence among Taliban foot soldiers following the movement's overthrow in 2001. The two officials both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly for the Taliban.

Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [31 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Car bomb outside Somali President's Palace kills at least 10
[REUTERS] At least 10 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday when a boom-mobile claimed by al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
went kaboom! outside the Presidential Palace and also damaged two nearby hotels, an official said.

Information Minister Mohammed Abdi Hayir told state radio that a meeting of security officials was under way inside one of the hotels, the SYL, at the time of blast and that one minister and some state radio journalists were maimed in the attack.

The hotel is frequented by government officials and police said it believed the facility was the likely target.

The SYL and another hospitality facility, both located near the Presidential Palace, were partially destroyed by the blast, Major Mohammed Ali, a police officer, told Rooters.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Arabia
Yemeni militia rocket artillery hammers Soddy border areas
Dubai/Najran - Over the past couple of days, Houthi and Ali Abdullah Saleh militia forces have been arbitrarily targeting Saudi civilian areas with rocket attacks, leaving at least five children dead and injuring tens of other adults.

Three Saudi citizens, one woman and two men, where injured in Samtah district of Jazan early on Monday morning after a cross border rocket attack was launched near their home.

Also during the day, a Saudi child, two Saudi women and an Ethiopian woman were injured in another cross border rocket attack by Yemeni militia forces in the Al Tawal district of Jazan.

Moday’s attack come a day after a rocket fired from Yemen killed two girls on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian border city of Najran, as Houthi militias escalated their attacks after the collapse of political talks to end the 17-month conflict.

The attack also injured five other family members was another attack on the city a day after a 3-year-old boy was killed and his 9-year-old cousin injured when a Katyusha rocket fired from Yemeni territory hit their Najran home in the kingdom’s southern region.

In the city of South Dhahran, a total of nine rockets attacked the city – three of them targeted a Quran school compound while six rockets fell into citizens’ homes in the West Raheeb neighborhood. No one of was killed or injured in the attacks.

In Jazan’s Al Tawal district, another rocket targeted a citizen’s home, which led to death of a child and injuring two female relatives.

Late on Saturday night, a child was killed and his mother seriously injured when a rocket hit their home in southern Najran. The child, Nawaf Salem al-Abbas, was 11-years-old.
Posted by: badanov || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [29 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Saudi airstrike kills 16 civilians in Taiz, Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] At least 16 civilians have been killed and scores more maimed when a Saudi Arclight airstrike hit a Road junction in Taiz province, Yemen.

The Wahhabist regime air strike occurred in the district of Bagim.

Extremely graphic footage shows the extent of the damage.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [28 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A presumed US drone strike in southern 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...
killed three Al-Qaeda suspects on Tuesday, a security official and a tribal source said.

The strike hit a vehicle carrying the three alleged faceless myrmidons in the eastern suburbs of Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province, the official said.

Two of the suspects who were maimed in the attack later shuffled off the mortal coil, a tribal source said, raising an earlier toll of one killed.

The United States has carried out numerous drone strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) operatives in Yemen.

American officials said this month that the US military had killed three AQAP fighters in a strike, also in Shabwa.

On Wednesday, drone strikes killed seven Al-Qaeda suspects in south and east Yemen.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [32 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Bangladesh
11 to die for killing Jubo Dal activist in Lakshmipur
[Dhaka Tribune] A Lakshmipur court has sentenced 11 people to death for killing Jubo Dal activist Maulana Babar.

Lakshmipur Additional Session Judge Md Saidur Rahman Gazi gave the verdict on Tuesday afternoon.

The convicted criminals are Alam, Miraz, Monju, Mohi Uddin, Kalam Munshi, Mamun alias Saiful Islam Mamun, Bhutto alias Abdus Shaheed, Moin Uddin, Morshed Alam, Masud and Abdul Bashar.

The court also acquitted four others from the charge.

Lakshmipur Judge Court Assistant Public Prosecutor (APP) Abul Kalam confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.

Babar was shot and hacked to death by the convicts at Tarakandi village on March 8, 2003.
Justice delayed almost 13.5 years...
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under:


Jamaat calls hartal for Wednesday
[Dhaka Tribune] Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has called a daylong hartal for Wednesday protesting the reinstatement of death sentence by the Supreme Court to condemned war criminal Mir Quasem Ali for his crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

#1  Mir Quasem Ali was a student politico at a Bangladesh University during the Bangla Desh war. He headed up "interrogation" at a residence he commandeered and as long as his side was winning he was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of young resistance fighters who were Hindu.... and he was a Moslem. People he
interrogated" died the chair. bad mistake.

His side lost the war in 13 days. He ran for Sudi Arabia and made the mistake of coming back when Mujibar Rahman was killed. The Police picked him up and he was condemned by the courts after a trial. Things like that happen after you lose a war . he should have stayed in Saudi.
What goes around, comes around.
Posted by: Captain Gonque7015 || 08/31/2016 4:53 Comments || Top||


SC upholds Mir Quasem’s death penalty
[Dhaka Tribune] The Supreme Court has upheld death sentence for condemned war criminal Mir Quasem Ali
...Jamaat-e-Islamic Central Committee member and Saudi money man in Bangla. Currently waiting to be hanged....
for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

A five-member Appellate Division panel headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha gave the verdict on Tuesday morning, rejecting Mir Quasem’s appeal to review his death penalty.

The same bench conducted the hearing of the review plea on August 24 and 28.

A top Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
leader and financier, Quasem filed the review petition after the apex court published its full verdict and the International Crimes Tribunal issued the death warrant against him on June 6.

The war crimes tribunal sentenced Quasem, now 64, to death on November 3, 2014 on two charges including killing seven people after abduction in Chittagong. He was also awarded a total of 72-year imprisonment on eight other proven charges of abduction, conspiracy and planning.

Later, the Appellate Division upheld the death sentence on March 9. Quasem’s family and his party terms the judgement a "judicial killing."

A key player behind the formation of notorious al-Badr force in Chittagong during the Liberation War, Quasem had set up makeshift torture camps at different places in the port city including Daleem Hotel in Andorkilla area. He was known as "Bangali Khan" (Khan referred to as Pak occupation forces) for his atrocities.

According to the government, Quasem has also spent a large amount of money to appoint US-based lobbyists to make the war crimes trials controversial.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Britain
Vicars are told not to wear dog collars in public - Fear of ISIS attack
[MAIL] Vicars have been told not to wear dog collars in public over fears that Islamic State will target a British church in its next attack.

One man of the cloth said he has been advised not to wear his dog collar out and about amid fears he could be singled out in a terror attack.

It has also been suggested UK church congregations should have a 'bouncer' on the door so that worshippers at small parish churches are more protected.

National Churchwatch has warned smaller churches are at more risk than larger ones and issued new guidance following the murder of a French priest last month. The advice includes instructions to buy CCTV and carry personal attack alarms.

The vicar, who did not want to be named, told the Daily Mirror: "I've been told not to wear my dog collar in public to identify myself."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2016 13:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What happened to bravery in Jolly Olde England?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/31/2016 15:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe the vicars should go back to carrying the Webley Vickers 50.80 as standard kit.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/31/2016 16:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Dog Collars? Is that really what they're called?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/31/2016 17:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Need to hand out some of Beecher's Bibles.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/31/2016 18:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Why stop there? Just close all the churches
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/31/2016 18:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Not wearing their collars is not a solution. It is capitulation.
Posted by: gorb || 08/31/2016 20:02 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Anbar Antics: 4 die


4 ISIS Bad Guys turned into fine, red mist in airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced that four ISIS members were killed in an airstrike by the international coalition aviation in northern Ramadi.

Commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi in a statement said, “Based on intelligence inputs, the international coalition aviation launched an airstrike targeting an ISIS unit at Albu Ali al-Jassim in northern Ramadi. Four fighters of the outfit was killed and a mortar detachment and a rocket launcher was also destroyed in the attack.”

Adding further Mahalawi said, “The different combat troops are working to destroy ISIS strongholds and weapon caches. The coming days will be crucial against ISIS and will witness the liberation of Ramadi Island including Albu Ali al-Jassim, Albu Assaf, Albu Ziab and a few other areas.”

ISIS troops prepare attack on Ruthba

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Chairman of Anbar province Sabah Krhot announced on Tuesday that ISIS is massing its fighters to attack al Ruthba and to prevent the same he has appealed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to send military reinforcements urgently.

Krhot, in a press statement, said, “ISIS assembled its fighters and booby trapped vehicles near al Ruthba city for launching an the attack on the city.”

“An alert has been issued to the security forces and the tribal fighters in al Ruthba, asking them to be ready for thwarting any attack on the city. I, therefore, appeal to Prime Minister and Commander of the Armed Forces, Haider al-Abadi to send military reinforcements urgently and protect the city from the possible ISIS attacks.”

It may be mentioned here that the security forces, supported by the tribal fighters, liberated al Ruthba city from ISIS grip four months back.
Posted by: badanov || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 6 die


2 die in bombing attack in Sabaa al-Bour

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior, Iraq, informed on Tuesday that two people were killed and nine others wounded in a bomb blast to the north of Baghdad.

Sharing details the source said,” An explosive device exploded this morning, near a popular market in Sabaa al-Bour, north of Baghdad. Two people killed and nine others wounded.”

“Ambulances rushed to the area and transported the wounded to a nearby hospital and the bodies of the deceased were sent to the forensic department. Security force cordoned off the area of incident,” further added the source seeking anonymity.

2 Iraqi soldiers gunned down in al-Houra

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior, Iraq, informed on Tuesday that two army men were killed and five others injured when unidentified gunmen fired on a unit of the Iraqi Army at north of Baghdad.

Sharing details the source said, “This morning, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a unit of Iraqi Army with automatic guns. The attack was made while the army unit was carrying out a raid and search operation at al-Houra village in Tarmiya district, north of Baghdad. Two army men were killed and five others were injured.”

The source, seeking anonymity, further said, “Security forces transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the bodies of the deceased to the forensic department. The forces are still looking for the perpetrators of the attack.”

Security forces seize munitions laden vehicle in Akrof

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A well placed source in the police department informed on Tuesday that the security forces seized a vehicle carrying rocket launchers, which had 35 rockets installed in it and were ready for launch. The vehicle was seized to the west of Baghdad.

“Security forces today seized a Kia truck, which had 35 rockets installed in it and were ready for launch. The vehicle was seized at Akrof in Abu Ghraib district, west of Baghdad. The vehicle also carried three rocket launchers and 35 Katyusha rockets,” added the source.

“Security forces, later, cordoned off the area and took the vehicle to a safe place for further investigation,” further added the source seeking anonymity.

2 die in bombing attack in al-Madain district

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior revealed that two persons were killed and four others injured in a bomb blast near a cemetery in southern Baghdad.

Sharing further details the source informed, “A bomb exploded at noon today near a cemetery at al-Madain district in southern Baghdad, killing two persons and wounding four others.”

“Ambulances rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the bodies of the deceased to the forensic department,” the source added.
Posted by: badanov || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel razes home of Palestinian involved in deadly shooting
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Israel’s military says its forces demolished the home of a Paleostinian involved in the ambush of a family car in the West Bank that killed an Israeli and maimed his wife and two of their children.

It said the residence in Dura near the West Bank city of Hebron Bank was razed Tuesday. It said the man "assisted in the planning and execution" of the July 1 attack that killed Miki Mark, a 48-year-old father of 10 children.

The shooting was one of a wave of attacks since September 2015. Paleostinians have killed 34 Israelis and two visiting Americans. Some 208 Paleostinians died in that time, most identified as attackers by Israel.

Israel says house demolitions are an effective deterrent against attacks. Critics counter the tactic amounts to collective punishment.

Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Southeast Asia
25 soldiers die in Mindanao clashes
[GULFTODAY.AE] At least 25 soldiers, including a junior officer, were killed in their continuing festivities with the Al Qaeda-linked 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...
terror group in Mindanao but Malacanang Palace on Tuesday stressed this would not deter the government from pursuing its "search and destroy" operations against them as ordered by President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte.

Colonel Edgard Arevalo, the front man of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), also reported the wounding of 10 other soldiers in the encounter that occurred on Monday in a remote village in the town of Patikul, Sulu in restive Mindanao.

Arevalo added the Abu Sayyaf corpse count has risen to 25 with scores of others maimed since the festivities started on Friday in line with Duterte’s order to destroy the hard boyz who operate with impunity in Sulu and its neighbouring 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...
.The 15 soldiers killed was considered the single biggest casualty suffered by the military since Duterte became president and ordered a "total war" on the hard boyz who gained notoriety through a spate of kidnap-for-ransom cases involving foreigners and Filipinos that were often marred by the beheading of their hostages.

At Malacanang Palace, Secretary Ernesto Abella, the presidential front man, said the government was undeterred, stressing that despite the "unfortunate losses," the government would continue with "full force" against the Abu Sayyaf.

"President Duterte is focused on making sure the Abu Sayyaf threat should be terminated as soon as possible," Abella told a media briefing, adding, however, there was no timeline set.

General Ricardo Visaya, the AFP chief, also announced the deployment of five additional battalions, or 2,500 officers and men, to Sulu to reinforce that government forces engaged in the campaign against the Abu Sayyaf.

Initial military field reports said the soldiers caught up with the hard boyz in their "hot pursuit" operations on Monday when an hour-long heavy fighting broke out in a remote mountain village in Patikul.

A military officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, explained the military suffered heavy losses because the hard boyz had an strategic advantage because they occupied an elevated position as they fired at will at the pursuing soldiers below.

This developed as a senior Catholic prelate backed Duterte’s ongoing "seek and destroy" campaign against the Abu Sayyaf.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russian airstrikes propel the Syrian Army to recapture Khattab village in northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] Two hours after withdrawing from Khattab in northern Hama, the Syrian Armed Forces recovered all of their lost points and established full control over this key town that is located just 5 km north of the picturesque provincial capital.

A military source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division told Al-Masdar News on Tuesday night that the government forces managed to regain control of Khattab after Russian Arclight airstrikes repeatedly struck Jund Al-Aqsa’s (Al-Qaeda franchise) positions near the Mhardeh-Hama Road.

The Russian Air Force was mostly absent during the Syrian Arab Army’s losses in the northern Hama countryside on Tuesday; however, their presence tonight helped propel the government forces to recapture some of their lost points.

Clashes are currently ongoing at the northern outskirts of Khattab, as the Syrian Armed Forces attempt to recover more territory they lost on Tuesday.

Jund Al-Aqsa within 5 km of Hama City

[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of Jund al-Aqsaa
...a Salafist group that has been active during the Syrian Civil War. Formerly known as Sarayat al-Quds, the group was founded by Abu Abdul 'Aziz al Qatari as a subunit within al-Nusra....
(Al-Qaeda franchise), alongside their allies from the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA), reportedly captured the village of Khattab in northern Hama after a short battle with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

According to a military source in the province, the jihadist rebels quickly advanced south of Taybat Al-Imam to the nearby village of Khirbat Al-Hujamah, where they were once again able to overwhelm the Syrian Armed Forces.

Following the capture of Khattab, Jund Al-Aqsa and their allies moved onto the key town of Khattab, where they were confronted by a small unit of Syrian Arab Army soldiers at the northern flank.

Not long after the preliminary firefights at the northern flank of the town, the Syrian Armed Forces withdrew their units to the south in order to avoid being overrun by Jund Al-Aqsa and their allies.

The jihadist rebels are now within 5 km of Hama City after cutting off the Mhardeh-Hama Road, which was a vital supply route for the government forces.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


ISIS recaptures villages from Turkish-backed militants
[ALMASDARNEWS] Shortly after the death of one 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....
’s most notorious commanders, IS murderous Moslems launched a massive counterattack in the southwestern countryside of Jarablus.

Spearheaded by a suicide kaboom carried out by Abu Ayman Al-Maghribi (Moroccan origin), ISIS Lions of Islam managed to recapture the villages of Kiliyeh, Arab Hasan Saghir, Al-Muhsinli, and Al-Bulduq from both Kurdish and Turkish forces.

Two Turkish tanks were reportedly destroyed in the festivities between the two jihadist groups while dozens are said to have perished as a result of the suicide attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Dressed as wimminzez, ISIS troops infiltrate Daraa
[ARA News] DARAA – Syrian rebel fighters in the southern front of Daraa province captured Tuesday a group of ISIS militants dressed as women while trying to infiltrate into a rebel-held town, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

Dozens of displaced civilians who have escaped war-torn areas in Syria’s southern Daraa province were allowed into the rebel-held town of Tassil to take shelter. However, a number of militant fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) were reportedly trying to make use of the displacement movement to infiltrate into the rebel stronghold, while dressed up as women.

At least 16 ISIS jihadis were caught cross-dressing and trying to enter Tassil town on Tuesday.

“Suspicions were raised when a number of women were wearing men’s shoes. Two of them were identified as ISIS members and detained immediately by the rebel fighters, then clashes broke out and led to the death of at least ten ISIS militants and the arrest of four others. They were all dressed up as women,” media activist Muhammad Ubaida told ARA News in Daraa.

This is not the first time for ISIS militants to cross-dress in a bid to infiltrate into areas held by rival groups.

Similar cases have been reported in towns held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, such as Tel Abyad where at least 20 ISIS fighters –who were dressed up as women–tried in April to enter the town and carry out attacks on SDF positions there.
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#1  while dressed up as women

Nobody wants to pat down those bags.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/31/2016 11:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Suspicions were raised when a number of women were wearing men’s shoes.

If only they were keen on the transgender/cross-dressng market, they'd have shops with adorable size 12 flats.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2016 13:20 Comments || Top||

#3  It's not gay when you do it for jihad. Same for butt-bombs.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/31/2016 16:17 Comments || Top||

#4  LOL TW
Posted by: Shipman || 08/31/2016 18:00 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army inches closer to jihadist stronghold in Eastern Ghouta
[ALMASDARNEWS] Units from the Syrian Army’s elite Republican Guard continued their advance in Eastern Ghouta capturing a 1 km squared territory from Hawsh Al-Farah in the direction of Tal Sawwan following intense festivities with the Saudi-sponsored Jaish Al-Islam jihadist group.

Clashes are ongoing as the Syrian Armed Forces look to fortidy their positions in the Carton Factory that lies southwest of the horse farms.

The recent military developments in the northern axis of Eastern Ghouta place the Syrian Army on the verge of cutting off the Islamist stronghold of Tal Kurdi from Al-Rayhan and Douma.

As of now, only a few makeshift farm roads connect the two regions. Should the Syrian Armed Forces capture Tal Kurdi in the coming days or weeks, the would alleviate much of the danger from Adra city while ensuring the safety of the Damascus-Homs highway.

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Syrian rebels launch new attack on Aleppo
[ARA News] ALEPPO – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched Tuesday a new military operation to combat militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the countryside of Syria’s northern Aleppo province, military sources reported.

The western-backed SDF fighters bombed ISIS positions near the town of Marea in Aleppo province and was able to expel the group from a number of villages.

“The SDF troops captured the villages of Um al-Haush, Um al-Qura, Harbal and Qarrah on Tuesday afternoon after forcing ISIS militants to withdraw under heavy artillery bombardment,” SDF official Zaidoun Hedo told ARA News in Aleppo.

At least 13 ISIS militants were killed and five ISIS vehicles were destroyed under the SDF bombardment.

The new anti-ISIS operation comes just two weeks after the Syrian Democratic Forces expelled the radical group from the city of Manbij–a former jihadi border pocket.

Tuesday’s ground operation by the SDF was coupled with airstrikes by the US-led coalition on ISIS headquarters in the vicinity of Marea town, according to the SDF leadership.

In the meantime, clashes continued between the Kurdish-led SDF forces and Turkey-backed rebel groups in the countryside of Jarablus after the Turkish army entered the city of Jarablus and vowed to hit the SDF if the it didn’t withdraw from the area on the Syrian-Turkish border.
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Turkish, Kurdish forces in Syria agree to ‘stop shooting at each other’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Turkish and Kurdish militas in northern Syria have reached a "loose agreement" to stop fighting each other, a US defense official told AFP on Tuesday.

"In the last several hours, we have received assurance that all parties involved are going to stop shooting at each other and focus on the ISIS threat," said Colonel John Thomas, Central Command front man, using an acronym for the ISIS group.

"It’s a loose agreement for at least the next couple of days and we are hoping that will solidify."
Hudna! Any bets on how long it will last, and who will break it first?

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Syrian rebels make gains in northern Hama province
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian rebels have captured a strategic town in northern Hama province in a major offensive that threatens government loyalist towns populated by minority Christians and Alawites north of the bustling provincial capital, rebels and a monitor said on Tuesday.

The town of Halfaya was stormed on Monday after the hardline bad boy Jund al-Aqsa alongside Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) brigades launched a battle overnight that overran several army and pro-government checkpoints in northern Hama countryside.

The town, which is near a main road that links the coastal areas with the Aleppo-Damascus highway is only a few kilometers from the historic Christian town of Mahrada to the west.

"We are now cleansing the town after liberating it from the regime and will have more surprises in store," said Abu Kinan, a commander in Jaish al Ezza, a rebel group that fought in the town.

A rapid collapse in government defenses allowed the rebels to also take a string of villages including Buwaydah, Zalin and Masassnah. They were threatening Taybat al Imam to the east of Halfaya.

The offensive brought them closer to the army stronghold of Soran, the army’s northern gateway to the city of Hama, the bustling provincial capital.

A Syrian military source said Arclight airstrikes conducted by the army killed dozens of rebels and would neither deny nor confirm Halfaya had fallen to rebels. Pro-government websites said the army was sending reinforcements to retake these towns.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which confirmed the fall of the town, said jets believed to be Syrian struck rebel outposts in the area, killing at least 20 rebels.

The myrmidon Jund al-Aqsa group deployed jacket wallahs to storm army checkpoints.

Jaish al Ezza threatened in a statement to hit the Mahrada power plant near the town, one of Syria’s largest, if civilian areas in rebel-held areas were bombed in retaliation.

The rebel offensive comes after weeks of heavy Russian and Syrian army bombing of rebel controlled Hama and southern Idlib countryside that rebels say has claimed dozens of civilian lives.

Syrian army offensives backed by heavy Russian air strikes to retake territory from rebels in the Hama countryside have had limited success.

The latest gains will consolidate rebels who captured at the end of last year the strategic town of Morek, north of Hama city on a major north-south highway crucial to control of western Syria.

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72 mass graves contain thousands massacred by Islamic State
Considerably more about this story from yesterday.
[Chicago Tribune] Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.

On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the Lions of Islam filled one grave after another with his friends and relatives.

Between them, the two scenes of horror on Sinjar mountain contain six burial sites and the bodies of more than 100 people, just a small fraction of the mass graves 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....
Lions of Islam have scattered across Iraq and Syria.

Islamic State mass graves
In exclusive interviews, photos and research, The News Agency that Dare Not be Named has documented and mapped 72 of the mass graves, the most comprehensive survey so far, with many more expected to be uncovered as the Islamic State group's territory shrinks. In Syria, AP has obtained locations for 17 mass graves, including one with the bodies of hundreds of members of a single tribe all but exterminated when IS Lions of Islam took over their region. For at least 16 of the Iraqi graves, most in territory too dangerous to excavate, officials do not even guess the number of dead. In others, the estimates are based on memories of traumatized survivors, Islamic State propaganda and what can be gleaned from a cursory look at the earth. Still, even the known victims buried are staggering -- from 5,200 to more than 15,000.

Sinjar mountain is dotted with mass graves, some in territory clawed back from IS after the group's onslaught against the Yazidi minority in August 2014; others in the deadly no man's land that has yet to be secured.

The bodies of Talal Murat's father, uncles and cousins lie beneath the rubble of the family farm, awaiting a time when it is safe for surviving relatives to return to the place where the men were bumped off. On Sinjar's other flank, Rasho Qassim drives daily past the graves holding the bodies of his two sons. The road is in territory long since seized back, but the five sites are untouched, roped off and awaiting the money or the political will for excavation, as the evidence they contain is scoured away by the wind and baked by the sun.
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#1  "Religion of Peace"(tm)

Only the dead know peace.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/31/2016 8:51 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army, Hezbollah capture Tal Sanourbat in southern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Armed Forces, alongside Hezbollah, seized Tal Sanourbat in the southern part of Aleppo city on Tuesday after a violent battle with the jihadist rebels of Jaish Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) near the Artillery Academy.

According to local reports, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah stormed Tal Sanourbat after failing to advance at the Aleppo Technical College; this prompted them to concentrate their efforts at this large hilltop.

Two hours after launching their assault on Tal Sanourbat, the Syrian Armed Forces, led by the Republican Guard, managed to establish full control over every flank after expelling the jihadist rebels from this southern Aleppo site.

While the capture of Tal Sanourbat is good news for the Syrian Armed Forces; this may be a fleeting victory for them because control of this hilltop constantly changes hands every week.

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Terror Networks
George Washington University hires former Al Qaeda terrorist as homeland security expert
[HOT AIR] Jesse Morton has been hired as an Islamic terrorism expert to work in George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. Mr. Morton used to go by the name Younus Abdullah Muhammad when he served as a recruiter for the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

That’s right, George Washington University has hired a "former" Islamic terrorist as an expert on homeland security: (CNN)

During his days as an extremist, Morton earned a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University. (Program Director Seamus) Hughes said before making the hiring decision, he discussed Morton with the FBI, leaders in the security community and the lawyers that prosecuted Morton.

He said he’s sure Morton is completely reformed from the days he served time in federal prison after inciting people to join a terrorist organization.

"I trust him," he said. "We did our due diligence."

Morton (or Muhammad) rose to prominence when he threatened the creators of South Park for depicting Mohamed in a bear costume.
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#1  Hughes said before making the hiring decision, he discussed Morton with the FBI, leaders in the security community and the lawyers that prosecuted Morton

I think we've already seen the results of FBI vetting of terrorists.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/31/2016 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Because expert:

How many recruits pledged, and how many made the trip overseas?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/31/2016 11:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Greed. Follow the money from the House of Saud. Liberal whores of the Arabs.
Posted by: Crating Clunk2894 || 08/31/2016 12:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Liberals turn the whole Nation into a mental institution
Posted by: newc || 08/31/2016 14:44 Comments || Top||

#5  GW Hospital is where your Supremes and political important types go like Dick Chaney. Many Jewish Doctors work there. Some of best in Healthcare.
Posted by: Dale || 08/31/2016 18:42 Comments || Top||


The ISIS Attack Dog Reported Dead
[DailyBeast] ISIS says Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, criminal mastermind of the group’s globalized savagery, is "martyred." U.S. officials are hinting they got him, but without solid confirmation.

Officially, the 39-year-old Taha Subhi Falaha, better known as Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, was front man for 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....
: a vitriolic but compelling rhetorician for the caliphate whose imprecations--against America, the Shia, insufficiently pious Moslems and eventually al-Qaeda--earned him the nickname "attack dog."
Continued on Page 49
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#1  Nothing like a positive story to get the morning rolling.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/31/2016 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Two updates from The Times of Israel, in chronological order:

Russia claims it killed IS spokesman Adnani in Syria: In a statement, Russia’s defense ministry said a Russian Su-34 warplane on Tuesday killed “up to 40” IS fighters in a bombing raid near the village of Um Hosh in the province of Aleppo.

“According to information confirmed through several intelligence channels, field commander Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was among those killed,” the statement said.

US officials say Russian claim it killed top IS strategist is a joke: An anonymous US official said the strike was carried out by a Predator drone, which fired a Hellfire missile at the car in which Adnani was believed to be traveling.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition
ISIS abducts 40 civilians from Hawija

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province informed on Tuesday that ISIS abducted 40 civilians from Hawija while they were trying to escape from the ISIS-controlled areas to the south-west of the province.

Sharing details the source said, “ISIS abducted 40 civilians from Hawija. The abductors took the victims to the district center”.

“The abductees were intending to escape from the ISIS-controlled areas to Kirkuk and Salah al-Din,” further added the source seeking anonymity.

It may be mentioned here that as the security forces have tightened the noose on ISIS and have launched multiple operations to liberate several areas, the residents from various areas have taken the onus of escaping from these areas to safer places. Even though on a few occasions the efforts have been successful, ISIS however, on a majority of situations have foiled such escape adventures.

ISIS Top Dawg flees with $300K

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Al-Hashed al-Sha’abi official Jabbar Maamouri announced on Tuesday that an ISIS leader of Saudi origin fled Hawija taking along around 300,000 dollars.

Maamouri, in a statement issued to Iraqi News, said, “ISIS leader Abu Jihad Saudi fled from Hawija, situated to the south-west of Kirkuk, to an unknown destination, taking around 300,000 US dollars with him. This money was collected by force or by blackmailing different families.”

“Several ISIS leaders, in the recent past, have escaped Hawija by taking a lot of money which was looted from the families. The leaders have taken the escape route after they realized that their days in the city have been numbered, especially after their overwhelming defeat in Anbar, Salahuddin and Diyala.”

It is worth mentioning here that ISIS has been controlling Hawija, situated 55 km south-west of Kirkuk, since June 2014 and it gradually became one of the most important strongholds of the organization in Kirkuk.

ISIS executes 13 in Hawija

(IraqiNews.com)Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province announced on Tuesday that the ISIS executed 13 civilians on charges of facilitating the escape of the families from Hawija.

Sharing details the source said, “ISIS beheaded 13 civilians in Riyad area in Hawija, 55 km southwest of Kirkuk. The execution was carried out after the Sharia court passed out a verdict, charging them of facilitating the escape of several families from Hawija to Salahuddin province and other areas in Kirkuk. ”

“After being defeated overwhelmingly at different areas of the province, ISIS now lives under the shadow of a constant fear,” further added the source seeking anonymity.
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U.S. Offers $3 Million Reward for Islamic State Leadership Member
[BLOGS.WSJ] The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it would offer up to $3 million for information leading to the location, arrest or conviction of a member 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....
leadership.

Gulmurod Khalimov, a former Tajikistan special operations counsel, police commander and military sniper, was placed under U.S. sanctions in September 2015 as part of a larger U.S. effort against Islamic State. He was the commander of a police special operations unit for Tajikistan’s interior ministry. In May of last year he announced in a propaganda video he fights for Islamic State and called for violent acts against the U.S., Russia and Tajikistan, the State Department said Wednesday in a statement.

In addition to the U.S. sanctions, Mr. Khalimov was blacklisted by the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
earlier this year, is wanted by the Tajikistan government and is subject to an Interpol Red Notice, the State Department said.
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