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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Police: Arrested activist featured in Project Veritas inauguration video
[WASHINGTONTIMES] DisruptJ20 protesters dismissed as a joke an undercover Project Veritas video showing activists supposedly planning to shut down Thursday night’s DeploraBall by setting off smoke bombs or the sprinkler system -- but D.C. police weren’t buying it.

The 34-year-old man jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
Thursday night for conspiracy to commit assault at the event was among the activists featured in the undercover video released this week, according to court documents made public on Friday.

Scott Ryan Charney was one of the three men caught on camera discussing plans to set off fire alarms and spray Butyric acid -- an ingredient commonly used in stink bombs -- at the National Press Club, where the party for Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
supporters was held Thursday night. In the Project Veritas video, Mr. Charney is identified as Scott Green, the documents state.

Project Veritas this week publicly released an undercover video taken Dec. 18 that shows three men associated with the D.C. Antifascist Coalition and DisruptJ20 group discussing plans to disrupt the DeploraBall.

After the release of the video, DisruptJ20 organizers said the activists in the undercover video figured out the Project Veritas investigator was a plant and "gave him false information about ... what they felt was the most humorous red herring available: a false plot to use stink bombs at an event called the Deploraball with the so-called ’Alt-Right.’"

Court documents state that police relied on the video turned over to Sherlocks on Tuesday by the unidentified witness as well as emails sent between protest organizers when they filed the criminal charge against Mr. Charney. The court documents do not indicate how the emails were obtained, but state that Mr. Charney wrote to several individuals that he had conducted reconnaissance at the National Press Club, and believed the the group "would be able to accomplish their objective ’with no negative consequences for our side, nor any collateral damage.’"

Mr. Charney "went on to further discuss that more people would be needed inside the building to carry out their plans," according to the court documents. The email message states that the group would further discuss the plans in person.

Police were looking for the two other men, identified as Luke Kuhn and Colin Dunn in the video, but officials said they have not been taken into custody.

Mr. Charney was arraigned on the charges in D.C. Superior Court Friday, as President Trump was being sworn into office.

He pled not guilty to the misdemeanor charge and was released from custody on the condition he stay away from the inauguration zone throughout the rest of the weekend.

Attorney Elise Haldane said Friday that her client had pled not guilty and had no further comment about the charges.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  GOOD

may they collect evidence particularly on all the "antifa" vandals who wear masks and black hoodies

they have a logo of a black flag and a red flag in a circle

i saw footage of them going down a street and one would smash a parking meter with a rock, or windows of a car, or a shopfront, and a second would run in the way to block camera from taking footage of the first one. that's pro training. they workshopped it.

rip their masks off, ID them put them on YouTube and CHARGE THEM
Posted by: anon1 || 01/21/2017 3:37 Comments || Top||

#2  This really is gonna be fun.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/21/2017 12:34 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
4 ISIS militants hailing from Pakistani and Tajikistan killed in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Four foreign loyalists 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an Arclight airstrike in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the holy warriors were killed in a dronezap conducted by the foreign forces.

The officials further added that the Arclight airstrike was carried out in Achin district, leaving 2 Pak and 2 Tajik loyalists of the terror group dead.

The officials said the two Pak holy warriors are hailing from the Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
and the Arclight airstrike did not incur any casualties to the local residents or security forces.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the local officials earlier said that the loyalists of the ISIS terrorist group are mostly comprised of the Orakzai Agency residents.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani said last year that documents obtained from the dead bodies and those tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
during the operations in Achin, Kot, Haska Mina and other parts of Nangarhar, reveal that they are originally residents of Orakzai Agency.

Khogyani further added that the intelligence information gathered by the government also reveal that the ISIS loyalists are mostly comprised of Pak nationals.

According to Khogyani, the residents of Tajikistan are also fighting alongside the Pak nationals for ISIS terrorist group who are mainly deployed after completing training in Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Ruritanian U.S. military jets bomb Al shabaab camp near Afgoye
Reports reaching us from Afgoye town in Lower Shabelle region indicate that fighter jets believed to be belonging to Ruritania United State military carried out an airstrike on Al shabaab base.

Multiple sources in the town confirmed to Radio Shabelle that the air raid took place at Warmahan and Tihsile which are under the control of the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab group. There was no immediate reports of the casualties on Al shabaab, but local residents said they could hear loud explosions during the airstrike by the suspected U.S. warplanes.

Ruritania U.S. which provides military support to Somali government in the fight against Al shabaab has in the past conducted similar attacks in the country and killed Al shabaab leaders.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Haftar’s forces fire at Italian trawler, Italy dismayed by militia behavior
[Libya Observer] Italian authorities said a fishing boat from Mazara del Vallo town was fired at from a ship of an "eastern militia", adding that the incident took place 20 miles off Benghazi and Derna coasts.According to a report by the Italian news agency - Aki - on Wednesday, the incident happened on Monday afternoon and was only revealed on Wednesday, adding that the captain of the fishing boat was very stern and calm so that he and his crew managed to avoid getting their trawler intercepted.

The head of the Sea Resources Department in Italia, Giovanni Temporale, said it is unacceptable that the Italian fishermen would be in danger due to such piracy acts.

"This last incident is the latest in a series of a fifty-year-old war on Mazara del Vallo town’s fishing boats." Temporale indicated.

Pro-Haftar media outlets displayed a footage saying it was an interception of a trawler coming from Misrata to aid Derna Shura Council. They said the interception was conducted by the Navy Force of the General Command in Sousa city.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Former interior minister escapes assassination attempt in Libya's Benghazi
[Libya Observer] A boom-mobile went off outside a mosque in al-Majori district in Benghazi on Friday leaving 8 people maimed.

Eyewitnesses said the boom-mobile went kaboom! outside Abu Horira Mosque where former interior minister Ashor Shuwail was performing the Friday prayer.

Ashor Shuwail, his son and six others were maimed in the kaboom as they were leaving the mosque, the eyewitnesses added.

Al-Jala Hospital said the maimed have been admitted to the hospital and they are in stable, pH balanced condition.

Local media sources indicated the boom-mobile was targeting Ashor Shuwail, who served as the country's interior minister from December 2012 to May 2013.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Militants gun down teacher in Egypt's North Sinai
[AlAhram] Gunmen killed a teacher in Arish city in North Sinai late on Wednesday, al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

According to al-Ahram, 40-year-old Mohammed Ahmed El-Siyad was rubbed out by unidentified Death Eaters in the street, who then expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.

Authorities are investigating the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram attacks camp bombed by Nigeria's air force
[Ynet] Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
murderous Moslems attacked a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
just days after Nigeria's air force bombed it, witnesses said Friday, as reports emerged that the corpse count from the bombing could be as high as 170.

More than 100 Boko Haram fighters launched the attack Thursday evening, and soldiers battled for hours trying to repel them, witnesses said. One witness said eight Boko Haram fighters were killed and one soldier was injured, though others said the toll was still being determined.

The witnesses, who included aid workers and camp residents, spoke on condition of anonymity because of safety fears. On Tuesday, Nigeria's air force bombed the camp housing Boko Haram refugees multiple times. The remote camp is located in Rann in Borno state, near the border with Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
. Nigerian officials have said it was an accident--a rare admission.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Yemeni defectors die in Nihm
Aden- Jeddah- Yemeni former National Guard commanders, now defectors serving a guerrilla war seeking to override the constitutionally elected government, have reportedly been killed, Yemen-based sources said.

The commanders occupied high-end posts in leading the armed putsch staged by Iran-aligned Houthi militias and loyalists siding with ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Most of the commanders were killed in clashes taking place in Sana’a’s largest district, Nihm.

Pro-government and government forces seized four Zilzal-2 ballistic missiles after capturing Mount Doh in Nihm District, northeastern Sana’a governorate on January 17.

Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government forces reportedly killed the commander of the Fourth Republican Guard Brigade and his Chief of Staff during the attack. The Republican Guard is loyal to Saleh, currently allied with Houthis looking to overthrow Hadi’s government.

Among killed coup leaders were Colonel Mohammed Saleh Naji al Hadri and a number of his companions that were taken down by an Arab Coalition-led air strike in the Saada province.

Putschist Colonel Hamoud Saleh Azman, commander of the Third Battalion of coup special ops was also killed. The sources also confirmed the death of Khaled Yahia Madani, brother in law to Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al Houthi, in Nihm.

On another scope, informed sources said that putschists have blocked the clearance of government-dispensed salaries for state employees in insurgency-held areas.

Houthis enforced a series of measurements cutting off funds sent by the legitimate government. Insurgency leaders ordered state employees to withhold data from the finance ministry, curbing paydays, sources based in insurgency areas told Asharq Al-Awsat.

A document signed by Yahia Badreddin al-Houthi, assigned coup political leader, banned providing the Aden-based Ministry of Finance with any documents or information which would assist the legitimate government with dispensing payment of salaries approved by the national Council of Ministers.
Posted by: badanov || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Saudi-led air strikes kill 29 Yemen rebels
[Bangla Daily Star] Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen's Red Sea coast have killed at least 29 rebels over the past 24 hours, military sources said yesterday.

The strikes hit two military camps, an ammunition depot and an arms transporter in Hodeida province, the sources said. Around 20 fighters and renegade troops were also maimed.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened 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...
in March 2015 in support of beleaguered President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

But despite its massively superior firepower, the rebels and their allies still control the capital Sanaa and much of the central and northern highlands as well as the Red Sea coast.

Pro-government forces launched a major offensive earlier this month aimed at ousting the rebels from Dhubab district at the southern end of the 450 kilometre (280 mile) long coastline.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caribbean-Latin America
Drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman extradited to US
[Al Jazeera] New York indictment accuses notorious drug dealer of using hitmen to carry out murders, kidnappings, and torture.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Just a little present from the Mexican government to the Trump administration: "You can deal with this."
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/21/2017 11:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Gitmo has a vacancy.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/21/2017 11:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Dunno - Cuba, and all that.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/21/2017 12:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Supermax
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/21/2017 12:42 Comments || Top||


Europe
Austrian police arrest 'terror' suspect planning attack
[Al Jazeera] Austrian authorities say they have jugged
Please don't kill me!
an 18-year-old man suspected of planning a ’bomb’ attack in Vienna.

"Our police forces managed in quick time to arrest a suspect and so prevent a potential terror attack in the federal capital Vienna," Austria's interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka said on Friday, shortly after police in the capital announced the arrest.

"The suspect is an Austrian citizen with a migration background who is 18 years old," Sobotka told a news conference. He said that possible indications that he may be an Islamic turban were being looked into.

"There are individual indications (of extremism) that we have to investigate. There is one contact that is pretty clear and there are several indications that will be looked at intensively," Sobotka said.

Earlier, police front man Thomas Keiblinger told the Austria Press Agency that the man had been under observation after authorities received a tip from a "foreign intelligence service," and was arrested on Friday afternoon in a Vienna apartment by a SWAT team.

"The man has been in jug... There are still lots of things to clear up," Keiblinger told the Austria Press Agency.

Austria's Kronen Zeitung said the tip received had been that "a group of Albanian Islamic turbans" were planning an attack in Vienna between January 15 and January 30.

Police issued a public warning for people to be on the lookout at crowded public places and to inform police if they see any suspicious objects. Police also increased the number of officers on the street.

Austria has been spared in the string of attacks by Islamists suffered by other European countries but has increased security measures.
Deutsche Welle adds:
The suspect, who travelled to Austria on Friday, was monitored and incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in an apartment in Vienna by the country's anti-terror unit Cobra on Friday afternoon, Kieblinger said.

Austrian newspaper "Kronenzeitung" also reported that the man wanted to carry out a kaboom in the second half of January. The suspect - allegedly a member 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....
" (IS) group - had built the explosive himself in Germany, the newspaper said. However,
Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried...
police did not confirm the claim.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  From The Times of Israel, action, but nothing yet new:

Austrian police raided several addresses early Saturday as they grilled a suspected Islamic extremist thought to have been planning an attack, authorities said.

“There were several raids on homes in Vienna and Lower Austria (state),” interior ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP.

“Material recovered in these searches is now being evaluated… So far there has only been one arrest, the one which took place yesterday (Friday),” he said.

The 18-year-old man arrested on Friday evening in Vienna was meanwhile being questioned, Konrad Kogler, national security chief, said on public radio.

Austria’s interior minister had said Friday that the man was an Austrian citizen from the Albanian minority.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/21/2017 16:14 Comments || Top||


Europe migrant colonist briefs
ISIS using online "headhunters" to recruit young Germans

[Ynet] ISIS is using "headhunters" on social media and instant messaging sites to recruit disaffected young people in Germany, some as young as 13 or 14, the head of the country's domestic intelligence agency said on Thursday.

Man with knife attacks in Paris rail system, flees

[Ynet] Police say a man armed with a knife attacked passengers in the Paris rail system seemingly at random, before fleeing into the night.

Over the course of four hours and ending early Friday, the attacks took place on two Metro lines and in a train station. An attacker stabbed one man three times around 9:15 pm inside a subway car and and there were two other attempted stabbings by an attacker of the same description in two stations nearby.

The attacker fled after the final attack around 12:50 am, police said.

Muslim schoolgirl, 16, who slit a policewoman's throat because she was 'frustrated' she could not join ISIS in Syria is convicted of supporting terrorism in Germany
20/01/17
[DailyMail] Prosecutors have demanded six years in jail for an ISIS-obsessed Muslim schoolgirl who slit the throat of a German policewoman when she was stopped in a routine check.

From Breitbart -- Europe migrant crisis:
Davos: ‘Wealthy Countries Should Welcome Migrants’ Says Vatican Spokesman
20 Jan 2017
Wealthy nations should “welcome” migrants and invest in more “integration” to allay the concerns of their citizens, a high ranking Vatican official has said.

Revealed: Foiled Islamic State Terror Massacre Targeted Friday Night Revellers
20 Jan 2017
Investigators have revealed the foiled Dusseldorf terror attack was directed by Islamic State and the Syrian attackers were much further along in their plans than previously thought.

Interior Minister: Criminal Migrant Suspects More Than Doubles In Two Years
20 Jan 2017
Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has announced there were a total of 22,000 criminal complaints against migrants in 2016 – a significant increase since 2015.

Death of Schengen: Germany-Austria Border Control Extended Indefinitely
19 Jan 2017
One of the key principles and flagship developments of the European Union (EU), open borders, has taken another significant blow as Germany and Austria held a joint press conference to announce the new border controls between their countries were going to continue indefinitely.

Fake News: 14-Year-Old Muslim Girl in Vienna Faked Hijab Attack Story
19 Jan 2017
A Facebook page called, “Racist Attacks and Discrimination in Austria” claimed that a 14-year-old Muslim girl had been attacked and thrown onto a railway track, but police say the story is fiction.

German Govt. Considers Dumping Money on Africa to Keep Migrants Away
19 Jan 2017
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller is calling for Germany and other European Union (EU) members to send money to Africa to create jobs which he claims will prevent mass migration.

Outgoing German President Slams Trump, Claims ‘Liberal Democracy Is Under Attack’
19 Jan 2017
Outgoing German Federal President Joachim Gauck used his final major speech to slam the rise of populism in Europe and the U.S. and claimed Germany’s democracy was under threat.

Austria to Tighten Anti-Migrant Border Controls
19 Jan 2017
VIENNA (AFP) – Austria aims to tighten border controls, in particular on its frontier with Slovakia following a rise in migrants trying to enter the country, the defence minister was quoted as saying Wednesday. “I am noticing a trend here that

Sweden Blocks Request for Data on Link Between Crime and Immigration
They've been denying problems for far longer than Germany.
18 Jan 2017
A request for data detailing the relationship between crime and immigration in Sweden has been blocked by the government.

Afghan Migrants Detained in Poland
18 Jan 2017
(AP) – A Polish official says three young migrants with no documents are being questioned after illegally entering Poland, hidden in a truck trailer.

Moroccan Migrant Arrested After Woman Pushed onto Subway Tracks
18 Jan 2017
Police were able to arrest a suspect early Wednesday morning after a woman was knocked unconscious having been pushed onto the tracks of the Hamburg S-Bahn underground railway by a Moroccan illegal.

66-Year-Old Sentenced for Giving Out Anti-Migrant Leaflets
18 Jan 2017
A 66-year-old German man has been given a suspended three-month prison sentence for hate speech after he distributed leaflets in his town calling migrants “parasites”.

Hungarian Police Recruit High School Students as ‘Border Hunters’
18 Jan 2017
Due to the increased pressure of migrants on the Hungarian-Serbian border, the Hungarian government has taken to secondary schools to train students to become “border hunters”.

‘Discriminatory’ EU Terror Laws Target Muslims: Amnesty International
18 Jan 2017
Amnesty International slammed European laws against terror on Tuesday, warning that they “disproportionately affect” Muslims and migrants.

Muslim Translators Deliberately Misinterpreting Christians to Get Them Deported, Says Pastor
17 Jan 2017
Muslim translators are deliberately misinterpreting migrants who converted to Christianity in order to get them deported, a Berlin pastor has said.

Muslim Professor: Europe Is Crippled by Political Correctness
17 Jan 2017
The European Union is in the thrall of a politically correct “left-green” narrative that leaves it unable to deal with the migrant crisis, a leading Muslim academic has said.

Davos: Migrant Crisis a ‘Valuable Opportunity’ For Business, Germany Handling Migration ‘Exceedingly Well’
17 Jan 2017
Germany has handled the migrant crisis “exceedingly well” and other countries should learn from its example, a senior partner at PwC Germany has said.

Turkish Migrants Form New Political Party in Austria
17 Jan 2017
A new political party has been formed in Austria consisting of men and women from a Turkish migrant background, but the organisers insist the party isn’t purely Turkish or Islamic.

Almost Half of Germans in Hesse Don’t Believe Migrants Will Adapt to Local Culture
Hesse is where Germany's financial capitol, Frankfurt is located.
17 Jan 2017
A new poll conducted in the German region of Hesse shows that despite the slowdown in migrants over the last year a majority want a limit on migrants and almost half don’t believe they will adapt to local rules.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
Rocket attacks target police, AK Party HQs in Istanbul
Rocket attacks hit Istanbul police station and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's local headquarters on Friday, Anadolu reported. Unidentified assailants first targeted police headquarters and hours later a second attack hit AK Party’s provincial headquarters.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said on Twitter that no one was hurt at the police HQ attack and an operation was under way to catch the attackers.
Probably not ISIS or the PKK then. Unhappy Gulenists, perhaps?
AK Party Provincial head Selim Temurci said on Twitter that there were no injuries in the attack on the party's office. Later, speaking to reporters, Temurci said the rocket pierced the wall of the building but did not explode, and pointed to the involvement of ultra-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C).

He said two assailants were involved in the attack.

Earlier, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that terror groups carried out the attack on Istanbul police headquarters.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
POs among 22 criminals held with arms, drugs in Hafizabad
[NATION.PK] HAFIZABAD : The police locked away
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
22 outlaws including eight proclaimed offenders (POs) during search operation in various areas of Hafizabad district on Friday.

The DPO taking notice of surge in crimes directed action against outlaws after which police teams belonging to different cop shoppes launched operation against the criminals in Jalalpur Bhattian, Pindi Bhattian, Kasoki, Kassesay and other areas of Hafizabad.

During separate actions the police apprehended 22 criminals including 8 POs and recovered cache of arms and drugs from their possession.

The nabbed culprits stated to be wanted by police in various crimes including murder, kidnapping and robberies were being interrogated after registering cases against them at respective cop shoppe.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
88 ISIS troops die in airstrikes near Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets killed 88 Islamic State fighters in northeastern Mosul, a statement by the air force said on Friday as a few regions remain to declare the full recapture of the eastern part of the city.

The airstrike targeted the region of Tel Kaif and al-Sehaji, killing the militants and destroying their combat equipment and hideouts, according to the statement.

On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the basic military plan for Mosul’s liberation had been completed “in most combat axes” with the recapture of central Mosul, adding that operations continue to liberate “a few regions” in the north of the city.

Commanders from the Iraqi army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Forces said in a press conference on the same day they had retaken all districts assigned to them in eastern Mosul, killing 3300 militants since operations launched in October 2016.
After getting finished with eastern Mosul, Iraqi generals plan to advance to the western region of the city beyond the Tigris River, where Islamic State still predominates a majority of territory.

The campaign to retake Mosul has entered its third month, with Iraqi government forces backed by U.S.-led international coalition fighter jets as well as popular militias.

IS militants have reportedly began retreating to their western Mosul strongholds.
Posted by: badanov || 01/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Air strikes followed by ground troops 'mop up' is the road to success on the battlefield. If you own the air, owning the ground is much, much easier.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2017 4:09 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder if there would have been 88 ISIS troops announced as killed by airstrike had the strike been conducted by the US? Or would it have been 8 ISIS troops and 800 innocent women and children?
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/21/2017 10:40 Comments || Top||

#3  It's Iraq - the body count was probably half that.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/21/2017 12:11 Comments || Top||


Anbar Antics


Islamic State training camp discovered west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A major Islamic State training camp had been discovered in western Anbar during brief Iraqi army operations targeting the extremist group’s strongholds, said a statement by the defense ministry on Friday.

The camp was discovered during operations to recapture al-Sakra and al-Zawiya regions west of the province, said the statement, which revealed that all the contents of that facility were set to fire by Iraqi troops.

The statement added that most of Islamic State attacks at the province’s town of Haditha launched from that camp which, it said, was located in a rugged terrain. It added that the forces had managed to erect barracks to protect the area from any attack.

Preparations are underway for next operations targeting Islamic State hideouts in Annah and Rawa, according to the statement.

The Iraqi army command in Anbar declared on the 5th of January the start of operations to retake western Anbar regions, close to the borders with Syria, from militants. The operations lasted for a few days, recapturing a few villages, before halting again. Observes see confusion regarding readiness to launch operations in the province, pointing out to the fact that the start of the security offensive was not officially declared by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as was the case with Mosul, where government forces have entered a third month of battles with the group.

Security sources said a week earlier that the government had decided to halt battles in Anbar until the end of operations in Mosul. The replacement of the army’s operations commander in Anbar, Ismail al-Mahallawi, cast more doubts on the reason behind the halt.

U.S. and Iraqi fighter jets, however, have carried out occasional airstrikes on Islamic State locations in western Anbar.

4 army soldiers killed in Islamic State attack west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Four army personnel were killed on Friday when Islamic State militants attacked their patrol west of Anbar.

A security source told AlJournal news website that the attack on the “180th Kilo” region on the highway between the towns of Ramadi and Rutba, a location which the source said needed an enhanced military deployment to track militants situated at desert areas.

Earlier on Friday, the defense ministry said major Islamic State training camp had been discovered in western Anbar during brief Iraqi army operations targeting the extremist group’s strongholds.

The camp was discovered during operations to recapture al-Sakra and al-Zawiya regions west of the province, said the statement, which revealed that all the contents of that facility were set to fire by Iraqi troops.

The statement added that most of Islamic State attacks at the province’s town of Haditha launched from that camp which, it said, was located in a rugged terrain. It added that the forces had managed to erect barracks to protect the area from any attack.

Preparations are underway for next operations targeting Islamic State hideouts in Annah and Rawa, according to the statement.

The Iraqi army command in Anbar declared on the 5th of January the start of operations to retake western Anbar regions, close to the borders with Syria, from militants. The operations lasted for a few days, recapturing a few villages, before halting again. Observes see confusion regarding readiness to launch operations in the province, pointing out to the fact that the start of the security offensive was not officially declared by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as was the case with Mosul, where government forces have entered a third month of battles with the group.

Security sources said a week earlier that the government had decided to halt battles in Anbar until the end of operations in Mosul. The replacement of the army’s operations commander in Anbar, Ismail al-Mahallawi, cast more doubts on the reason behind the halt.

U.S. and Iraqi fighter jets, however, have carried out occasional airstrikes on Islamic State locations in western Anbar.
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Iraq counts on U.S. advisers, mostly out of sight, in war on IS
Published Thursday. It will be interesting to see how this changes under President Trump.
[AlAhram] When Iraqi forces faced a fierce 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....
(IS) counter-attack last month at a hospital in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
they had stormed without enough troops to hold it, U.S. advisers behind the front lines shepherded them to safety.
Continued on Page 49
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas operative killed in Gaza tunnel collapse
[IsraelTimes] A Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", operative was killed as a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gazoo Strip on Friday, his Islamist movement which rules the Paleostinian territory said.

It said Yussef al-Agha died in Khan Yunis in the collapse of a "resistance tunnel," the type dug for attacks against Israel.

Last year, 22 members of Hamas’s armed wing were killed "preparing equipment," the majority in a string of tunnel collapses, the group said last month.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Over 100 Al Qaeda fighters killed in 'major' US air strike in Syria
[FOXNEWS] The U.S. Air Force conducted a second "major strike" in consecutive days killing over 100 Al Qaeda gunnies at a training camp in northern Syria, a defense official with knowledge of the strike told a handful of news hounds at the Pentagon on Friday.

A single U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber and an undisclosed number of drones dropped 14 precision-guided bombs at noon eastern time Thursday on an Al Qaeda "basic training" camp in Syria west of the city of Aleppo near the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, according to the official.

The official described the fighters as "core Al Qaeda." A Petagon statement said the camp had been operational since at least 2013. It was not immediately clear why the camp had not been targeted earlier.

The latest strike, likely President Barack Obama
teachable moment...
’s last as commander-in-chief, comes a day after the Pentagon said two Air Force B-2 nuclear-capable bombers dropped 108 precision-guided bombs on two ISIS training camps in Libya killing 85 fighters, according to officials.

The round-the-world strike took roughly 30 hours Wednesday, as both B-2 bombers refueled five times in mid-air flying from their base in Missouri. Fifteen U.S. Air Force tankers from five bases on three continents assisted in the refueling.

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#1  report on the "Aviationist" blog about the B-2 strike was that 3 aircraft were sent; one as a spare. seems to me that since there were no reports of either primary a/c aborting, good planning would have identified a secondary target. think of the arbon footprint that dead head flight made. but then again gotta remember who was waffler in chief.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/21/2017 9:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Blog as mention in USN, Ret's post.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2017 9:20 Comments || Top||

#3  thanks B; when it comes to this posting linky things, i am a techno-peasant.
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Dozens of Nusra Terrorists Killed in Aleppo Countryside Strike
[al-Manar] Dozens of Nusra Front terrorists were killed in an air strike that targeted a military camp in Sheikh Salman area in Aleppo western countryside.

The strike on Thursday killed 50 Nusra terrorists, militant sources reported, noting that the attacked camp was a joint one between the Nusra and Noureddine al-Zinki group.

Later on media sources reported that the death toll of the strike reached 80. It was unclear if the strike was by Syrian or Russian air forces.
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ISIS destroys antiquities in Palmyra
Of course they do.
[al-Manar] Terrorists of the Takfiri ISIL group have demolished two more treasured monuments in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra a month after recapturing it from government forces, the antiquities chief said Friday.

“Local sources told us that 10 days ago Daesh destroyed the tetrapylon,” a 16 columned structure that marked one end of the ancient city’s colonnade, Maamoun Abdulkarim told AFP using an Arabic acronym for ISIL.

“Yesterday (Thursday), we received satellite photographs from our colleagues at Boston University showing damage to the facade of the Roman amphitheatre,” he added.

Before being forced out of Palmyra in a Russian-backed offensive in March last year, ISIL carried out a campaign of destruction at the city’s UNESCO-listed world heritage site, razing treasured temples and tower tombs.

The tetrapylon, built during the rule of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd Century AD, consisted of four sets of four pillars each supporting massive stone cornices.

It was a type of monument often constructed by the Romans to mark key crossroads but that at Palmyra was regarded as one of the greatest.

The monument had suffered considerable damage over the centuries and only one of the 16 pillars was still standing in its original Egyptian pink granite. The rest were cement replicas erected by the antiquities department in 1963.

The Roman amphitheatre dates to the 1st Century AD. During its first occupation of the city between May 2015 and March last year, IS notoriously used it as a venue of public executions and one of its walls was riddled with bullet holes.

“From the first day, I was bracing myself for a terrible outcome,” Abdulkarim said.

“We had already witnessed the terror of the first occupation and frankly I had never thought that the city would be occupied for a second time.

“The battle for Palmyra is cultural not political. I have never understood how the international community and the main players in the Syria conflict could accept the fall of Palmyra.”
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#1  Condemning Mohammedan scandals
That snuff out St. Helena's candles,
Remember the vandals
With ash on their sandals
Who roamed in Imperial mantles.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/21/2017 11:42 Comments || Top||

#2  With ash on their sandals.

What an awesome line!
Posted by: gorb || 01/21/2017 13:57 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Advance in Deir Ezzor, Eastern Homs
[al-Manar] The Syrian army and allies managed on Friday to regain control over the eastern and the western mountain ranges of Al-Hazm and the Triangle area and open the highway linking Qaryatin and Tayfur areas in Homs eastern countryside, killing or injuring scores of ISIL terrorists.

The Syrian army and the allied forces also advanced in southern Deir Ezzor, amid fierce clashes with ISIL terrorists.

According to Al-Manar sources, Syrian and Russian warplanes struck ISIL terrorists in southern Deir Ezzor, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
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Five Turkish soldiers killed, nine wounded in Syria’s al-Bab
[Hurriyet Daily News] Five Turkish soldiers were killed and nine others were maimed in 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....
Iraq and Levant (ISIS) attack in the al-Bab area of northern Syria on Jan. 20, according to the Turkish army.

The attack was staged with a bomb-laden vehicle by ISIS turbans at 1:40 p.m. Wounded soldiers were taken to hospital immediately, said a written statement from the Turkish Armed Forces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout the long-awaited message arrived. They quickly got to work with their decoder rings...
some 2,255 forces of Evil have been killed, maimed or captured in northern Syria in the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish military said in a statement on Jan. 20, which marked the 150th day of the campaign launched to eliminate terror threats along The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s southern border.

Ankara’s Euphrates Shield operation has "neutralized" a total of 1,940 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original...
(ISIS) turbans and 315 Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) bad boys, the Turkish General Staff said in a weekly briefing note.

The operation has been focused on the ISIS-held town of al-Bab since early December last year. Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) fighters backed by the Turkish army have reached the town’s western and northern outskirts, the statement said. On Jan. 19, they took control of the village of Suflaniyah.

The military said 227 residential areas and 1,875 square kilometers (724 square miles) of land had been secured along northern Syria’s Azaz-Jarabulus corridor that runs parallel with the Turkish frontier.
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Lebanon: 2 Rockets Hit al-Nabi Othman, Army Bombs Militant Posts
[AnNahar] Two rockets landed Friday in the heights of the northern Bekaa town of al-Nabi Othman, causing no casualties, state-run National News Agency reported.

The rockets were fired by turbans positioned in the outskirts of the northern Bekaa border town of Arsal, NNA said.

The attack prompted the army to fire heavy artillery and multiple rocket launchers at the posts of the Lion of Islams, the agency added.

A similar rocket attack took place on Wednesday when al-Nabi Othman's plain was struck by a projectile also fired from Arsal's outskirts.

Militants from 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....
organization and the rival jihadist group Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
Front are entrenched in Arsal's outskirts and in mountainous areas along the undemarcated Lebanese-Syrian border.

The Lebanese army regularly shells their posts while Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
and the Syrian forces have engaged in festivities with them on the Syrian side of the border.

The two groups overran the eastern border town of Arsal in 2014 before being ousted by the army after days of deadly battles.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


More executions in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) The Islamic State has released a new video showing members shooting and beheading individuals, some of whom are believed to be security agents, to death in Kirkuk over “treason” and collaboration with security forces.

The first part of the video, presumably filmed somewhere this week, shows a masked militant with a knife declaring the death sentence of two whom he said “agreed to be stooges for crusaders” as he put it, saying their execution was to make them “an example”.

The pair was laid to the ground, tied from the back, had the throats cut and left to bleed. A crowd, which apparently included children, cheered.

A similar style of the execution was adopted with three others who appeared in the following scene of the graphic video, which was also preceded by a threatening speech by a militant.

Islamic State beheading an individual in Kirkuk over treason.
Another segment of the video showed a militant questioning a young boy who admitted collaboration with security forces by providing information about the group’s weaponry, and confessed to taking snaps of its locations. He is shown kneeling on the debris of a house and shot in the head from the back by one militant.

A last part shows two others shot in the back head by masked militants.

Since it occupied large areas of Iraq in 2014, Islamic State has posted videos of heinous executions of civilians, security personnel, and foreign workers over multiple charges. Some of the executions were even carried out by little children.

Elder, grandson dies in drone attack in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi elder and his grandson were killed in western Mosul in an explosion caused by a bomb dropped from an Islamic State-guided drone, a local source said Friday.

The septuagenarian and his grandson were passing through Bab al-Toub region in western Mosul when a drone flown by the extremist group dropped a bomb in the area, the source told Alsumaria News, adding that several civilians had died and were wounded as drones dropped small bombs on residential areas.

Islamic State is still holding most of western Mosul as Iraqi forces are a few districts away from declaring the eastern region free from the extremist group.

Iraqi government forces, backed by a popular militias and a US-led military coalition, have entered a third month of military operations to retake the city, claiming to have killed more than 3000 militants since then. Militants have reportedly begun to flee the eastern side to the west.

The conflict in Mosul has forced at least 178.000 to leave their homes to refugee camps since the launch of operations, but IS has targeted civilians attempting to flee areas it has held since its emergence in 2014. The United Nations fears operations will displace at least one million people.
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