[IsraelTimes] Seven Egyptian troops were killed and four more injured when a roadside kaboomwent kaboom! in the restive Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian officials said.
The officials said the kaboom Sunday destroyed a military armored vehicle traveling south of el-Arish, the thriving provincial capital of northern Sinai. The troops were heading to an area to comb it for suspected bad boy activities. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief news hounds.
Northern Sinai has been a haven for Islamic bad boys, who have waged regular attacks against troops and security forces.
Two coppers were killed in north Sinai on Friday after two snuffies fired at a minibus with a rocket-propelled grenade.
[Ynet] A Kenyan military front man says Kenyan soldiers stopped a terror attack by killing five suspected Islamic krazed killer bombers attempting to cross into Kenya from Æthiopia in a car carrying explosives and six boom jackets.
Bogita Ongeri said Sunday authorities recovered 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of TNT from the vehicle which was intercepted at Dolo along Kenya's border with Æthiopia on Saturday.
[REUTERS] Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ... group dismantled a protest camp blocking the country's main airport in Sanaa on Sunday, authorities said, but was keeping its fighters on the streets of the recently seized capital.
The dismantling of the encampment, which allowed traffic to move unobstructed between the airport and the capital for the first time in weeks, came as newly appointed Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... , flew back home to take up his post as part of an agreement aimed at stabilizing the conflict-prone country.
The Houthis captured Sanaa on Sept. 21 after weeks of anti-government protests centering on fuel price rises. The group signed a power-sharing agreement with other political parties soon afterwards, a deal that was sanctioned by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, but this has not deterred them from pushing in to other parts of the country.
Under the terms of the power-sharing agreement, the Houthi group was supposed to start dismantling the protest encampment and withdraw its fighters from the capital once a new prime minister had been appointed.
The Yemeni Defence Ministry's website said on Sunday that the encampment had indeed been dismantled.
"The airport road has been opened after the tents were removed yesterday (Saturday) in implementation of the partnership and peace agreement," the website said, quoting an official at the capital's municipality. "Life in neighborhoods of the airport road is back to normal."
But residents of Sanaa said Houthi fighters were still in control of the city, operating checkpoints and keeping guard outside key ministries, commercial districts and diplomatic missions.
[Dhaka Tribune] A Pak national has recently deposited about Tk20 crore in an account of Laldighi branch of Janata Bank in Chittagong through the Barclays Bank in London, raising suspicion of funding for Islamist Lion of Islams.
The account was opened in the name of Maizbhandar Sharif Shah-e-Jame Mosjid Directors and Development Committee.
[Dhaka Tribune] The Detective Branch of police has claimed that the prime suspect of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider's murder was also one of the Death Eater leaders who recently directed three JMB sleeper cells to kill two teachers in the capital.
Investigators said Ansarullah Bangla Team leader Redwanul Azad Rana, who hailed from Feni's Daganbhuiyan upazila and was a charge sheet enlisted accused in blogger Rajib's murder case, was one of the "big shots" who criminal masterminded the plan on attacking the Monipur High School teachers.
"Rana, who instructed to kill blogger Rajib and attack blogger Asif Mohiuddin, also made the plan to attack two teachers of Monipur School", Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of DB police, told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.
He added that two other killings were criminal masterminded by Rana, who was inspired to become a Death Eater after listening to Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) chief Mufti Jasimuddin Rahmani's instructions during his stay in the capital's Mohammadpur area.
The information was extracted from Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s which remains obscure even today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt. (JMB) operative Khorshed Alam Rubel, who was incarcerated Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! in Dhaka last week.
"We have got a list of important persons of state from Rubel, which we are calling a hit list; and we are investigating into such activities," said Monirul.
Sleepers cells ‐ groups of holy warriors who remain dormant in strategic positions until receiving an order to attack ‐ had also been used to carry out the murder of six people in Gopibagh and the killing of Channel i Islamic programme presenter Nurul Islam Faruqi, the DB chief added.
Asked about the current location of Rana, the DB official said the police had information that he was trying to reorganise Death Eater activities from a hideout in the country, adding that raids were also being carried out to apprehend Rana.
[Telegraph] Attempted kidnap of top Syrian rebel commander inside Turkey suggests 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.... is operating inside this NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and organization.... country with relative impunity
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[DAWN] Indian and Pak troops traded cross-border fire Sunday injuring at least one Pak civilian in Janglora village of Sialkot's Bajwat sector, officials said, the latest in a series of festivities that began earlier this month and have claimed at least 20 civilian lives.
The maimed person was shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Sialkot where all victims of the recent Indo-Pak festivities have been provided with free medical treatment and facilities.
The exchange of fire began when Indian troops resorted to "unprovoked" fire across the border that separates India-held Kashmire and Pakistain's Punjab province, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.
Each country holds part of the Himalayan territory but claims it in full. The two nations have fought two full-scale wars over Kashmire, though tensions have eased since the signing of a 2003 ceasefire.
[DAWN] Gunmen from a renegade group of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Islam ...a group of Islamic bandidos infesting Khyber Agency. It's headed by a former bus driver.... bully boy organization killed the younger son of LI chief in Bara on Saturday.
Officials of the political administration said that Israfeel, son of LI chief Mangal Bagh ...a former bus driver, now head of the Deobandi bandido group Lashkar-e-Islam and the Terror of Khyber Agency... , was killed along with his associate Hanif by gunnies belonging to the former LI leader Faqir in Speen Qabar area of Sipah.
Meanwhile, ...back at the laboratory, Igor and Oleg were discussing what the quickest way might be to deal with the monster... helicopter gunships targeted LI positions in Merikhel and GanÂdao localities of Malikdin Khel and Akkakhel areas.
Officials said at least 50 LI activists with one of their leaders, Mualim, surrendered to security forces in Meel Wat. Security officials claimed to have advaÂnced towards Sultan Khel area which was previously considered as an LI stronghold.
[AnNahar] An Arab Israeli doctor has been killed fighting for the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group in Syria, Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service said on Sunday.
The agency said Othman Abu al-Qiyan, who studied medicine in Jordan and worked as an intern at an Israeli hospital, had died in the fighting in August.
His brother Idris had been tossed in the calaboose I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! by Israeli security forces in April and charged the following month with aiding Othman and another relative, Shafiq Abu al-Qiyan to travel to Syria via Turkey to join IS.
All three were from the Bedouin village of Hura in Israel's southern Negev desert, said Shin Bet.
Security authorities knew of about 30 Arab Israeli citizens who had made their way to Syria to fight for jihadist groups although only "a few joined IS, mostly those of a Salafist-jihadist background".
"This is a dangerous phenomenon, as those leaving for the (Syrian war) theater undergo military training, are exposed to Lion of Islam global jihad ideologies, and there is a concern that will be used to carry out terrorist attacks against Israel at the end of the day," said Shin Bet.
In March, a resident of the Arab Israeli town of Taibe was also arrested on his return from training in Syria.
"During interrogation, he said that he was asked to provide information on sensitive sites in Israel... and was asked to carry out a suicide kaboom in Israel," said the agency.
Arab Israelis number around 1.4 million, some 20 percent of Israel's population. They are the descendants of 160,000 Paleostinian Arabs who remained on their land when the Jewish state was established in 1948.
[IsraelTimes] The Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobani Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.
Exactly. The point of combined arms is to cause the enemy to commit his force and then destroy it asymmetrically. We need more of these set piece battles to better understand ISIS' logistics network. Each node exposed is vulnerable in the future. Each battle reveals another vulnerability. Fight ISIS, yes fight.
[AnNahar] The army forced on Sunday evening gunnies, that tried to sneak into Arsal, to retreat to other outskirts.
According to the National News Agency: "The army troop in Talat al-Hosn shot towards an gang, that was trying to sneak into Arsal," and forced these forces "to retreat to the eastern outskirts."
The outskirts of the Bekaa border town of Brital on Wednesday witnessed an exchange of gunfire between Syrian gunnies and 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... fighters.
Previously, Hizbullah repulsed on the fifth of October an attack by al-Nusra ...the current nom de guerre of al-Qaeda in the Levant, which isn't to be confused with al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant... Front on ten of its positions and they didn't lose any of their positions, but Ain Saat for more than an hour.
Hizbullah managed to thwart the attack on its other positions. Eight of its fighters were killed, while al-Nusra ...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ... Front stated that it attacked a position and killed eleven fighters of Hizbullah.
While, in the outskirts of Arsal faceless myrmidons kidnapped in the second of August 35 soldiers after an attack on the town and killed 19 military.
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