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Afghanistan
U.S. airstrike target Taliban’s IED factory in Paktia province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The U.S. forces in Afghanistan have carried out an Arclight airstrike on Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
factory which was used to manufacture improvised bombs, the local officials said.

The provincial government media office in a statement said late on Monday that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Mamozai the airstrikes. area of Zurmat district.

The statement further added that the IED manucfacturing factory was destroyed and two holy warriors were killed during

According to the provincial government, the two holy warriors killed in the airstrike were IED experts and were identified as Hekmatullah and Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,.

Hundreds of kilograms of explosives, equipments, and spares used in landmines were destroyed during the airstrike, the provincial government added.

Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


9 of a family killed, several others wounded in Kapisa airstrike: UNAMA
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed concerns about the rising number of civilian casualties from Arclight airstrikes this year in Afghanistan, specifically pointing towards with credible reports of the latest incident occurring late Saturday in Kapisa province.

UNAMA in a statement said it has received multiple, credible allegations that on 22 September, aerial ordnance impacted the home of a teacher in the Budrab area of Tagab district, Kapisa province, killing nine civilians, including four children and three women, with several others injured.

The statement further added that all the victims from the attack were from the same family, including grandparents and children aged between two and twelve. Five of the six other family members who were maimed when their home was destroyed were women and young children.

According to UNAMA, the incident took place during operations conducted by Pro-Government Forces against Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in the area. It was not immediately clear whether the strike was carried out by international military forces or by the Afghan Air Force.

"UNAMA is in contact with both entities, as part of UNAMA’s ongoing independent verification process to establish facts around such incidents and to advocate with parties to improve mitigation measures in future operations to prevent civilian casualties," UNAMA said.

Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Which means the airstrikes are working so they must make them stop
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2018 7:04 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces rescue 8 soldiers from the Taliban captivity in Wardak
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan forces have rescued eight soldiers from the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
captivity during an operation conducted in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said the operations were conducted in the vicinity of Daid Merdad district.

The statement further added at least 65 snuffies were killed and at least 15 others sustained injuries during the operations.

The Afghan forces also tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
three snuffies during the same operations, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.

In the meantime, the Thunder Corps says at least eight Afghan soldiers who were kept as hostages by the Talibs were also rescued during the operations.

Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Morocco navy fires on migrant boat, one dead
[ARABNEWS] Morocco’s navy on Tuesday fired on a boat carrying migrants colonists which refused to respond to its orders, leaving a Moroccan woman dead and three other people maimed, local officials said.

The patrol was "forced" to open fire on a speedboat driven by a Spaniard who "refused to obey" orders in waters off the Moroccan locality of M’diq-Fnideq, the authorities said in a statement.

Four migrants colonists were maimed, including a Moroccan woman who died of her injuries in hospital, a local official told AFP.

Those on board the powerboat were lying down and could not be seen, the official said.

The Spanish driver was unharmed and later tossed in the slammer
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
, according to the same source, adding an investigation had been opened.

Morocco ‐ a key route for sub-Saharan Africans trying to reach Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
via Spain ‐ said this month it has foiled 54,000 bids so far in 2018 by illegal migrants colonists to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Boat seized and sunk?
You know the Spanish driver wasn't the owner.
So the boat will be sold at auction to another smuggler.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2018 9:04 Comments || Top||


At least 12 dead in Mali attack near Nigeria
[ARABNEWS] At least 12 Tuareg civilians died Tuesday in an attack by button men in eastern Mali, a region hit by chronic unrest between local tribes and Lion of Islams, sources said.

About 200 people, many of them civilians from the Fulani and Tuareg tribes have been killed in the area this year as gunnies claiming allegiance to ISIS clash with local groups backing a French security force and the Malian army.

The attack took place 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Menaka according to a local official, a security source, and a statement by ex-rebels in the Movement for the Salvation of Azawad (MSA).

"Armed men on cycle of violences killed at least 12 civilians," the official told AFP, citing a resident of the town who claimed to have seen the bodies.

The official, who asked to remain anonymous, added that "for now we do not know exactly who did it. I don’t know if it was the result of a dispute between tribes or a terrorist act."

The security source said some of his sources spoke of 12 dead, while others put the toll at 16.

The MSA statement said "armed individuals on cycle of violences had executed 17 civilians" from two Tuareg camps.

Mali’s unrest stems from a 2012 Tuareg separatist uprising which was exploited by holy warriors in order to take over key cities in the north.

The holy warriors were largely driven out in a French-led military operation launched in January 2013.



Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Mali/Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen


Arabia
Nearly 170 charged in Bahrain with forming local Hezbollah branch
[IsraelTimes] Authorities say suspects collaborated with Iranian intelligence to establish organization named for Lebanese terror group, following years of unrest

Bahrain’s attorney general charged nearly 170 people on Tuesday with forming a Shiite terrorist organization named for Leb’s famed jihadist group and longtime Israel foe Hezbollah.

The small but strategic Gulf Arab kingdom has been dogged by persistent low-level violence since 2011, when its Sunni minority rulers bloodily suppressed Shiite-led protests for a constitutional monarchy with an elected prime minister.

The authorities have repeatedly accused Shiite Iran and it allies, including Hezbollah, of fomenting the unrest. Iran denies the charge.

Attorney general Ahmad al-Hamadi said 169 people, 111 of whom are in jug, will be tried for "forming a terrorist organization... under the name Bahrain Hezbollah" in collaboration with the Iranian intelligence services.

Hamadi did not specify when the trial would open or when the defendants had been placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
But he said some of them were accused of traveling abroad to receive training in weapons and explosives from Iran and its regional allies.

Analysts have expressed skepticism about previous Bahraini allegations of Iranian and Hezbollah involvement.

Hezbollah is one of the best trained and equipped terror groups in the world, while most of the Bahrain violence has consisted of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at police patrols or planting crude pipe bombs.

The authorities have closed most peaceful avenues for protest, banning the main Shiite movement al-Wefaq, which was the largest bloc in parliament, and throwing dozens of its leaders behind bars.

They and their Gulf Arab allies have also blacklisted Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and banned their citizens from any contact with the group or its members.

The crackdown has drawn periodic criticism from Western governments but the kingdom’s strategic position just across the Gulf from Iran makes it a key ally.

The islands are home to the US Fifth Fleet and house a new British naval base completed earlier this year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Human rights monitor accuses Houthis of hostage-taking, torture
[ARABNEWS] Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Yemen’s 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 ...
militia of hostage-taking, torture and other serious abuses against people in their custody.

The New York-based watchdog said it had documented 16 cases of illegal imprisonment by the Iran-backed Shiite Lion of Islams, "in large part to extort money from relatives or to exchange them for people held by opposing forces."

"Houthi officials have treated detainees brutally, often amounting to torture," HRW said, adding that former detainees described being beaten with iron rods, wooden sticks and assault rifles.

Prisoners were shackled to walls, caned and threatened with rape, it said, noting that hostage-taking "is a serious violation of the laws of war and a war crime."

"The Houthis have added profiteering to their long list of abuses and offenses against the people under their control in Yemen," said HRW Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson.

"Rather than treat detainees humanely, some Houthi officials are exploiting their power to turn a profit through detention, torture and murder."
Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Horror as car ploughs into 'crowd of 100 children and teachers' - police manhunt underway
24 hour in effect
[Express. UK] A CAR ploughed into a crowd of children and their parents on a walk near Karlshamn, in Sweden, police revealed today. Two pupils were hurt with a police manhunt now underway.

A spokesman for Sweden's police service said children "threw themselves" out of the way of the car, which appeared to have aimed directly for the group of 100 people.

He said: "The car accelerated into the group of students and teachers.

"The car increased speed and drove straight towards them.

"He drove into two of the students. One was injured on the wrist and possibly the other student was also injured."

Police have today appealed for any information on the horrifying incident, which took place at 1pm local time (12pm BST) yesterday. The group was made up of 100 children and 10 teachers from Mjallby secondary school.

They were walking from Hinnedalsvagen to Grundsjon as part of a social event. The car was described as a black or dark blue Saab. It was driving at around 25mph when it hit the crowd.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Those right-wing crazies! Deport them immediately!
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/26/2018 1:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Yet another Saab story.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2018 2:33 Comments || Top||

#3  A manhunt for a man with zero description!

and this is the Express!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/26/2018 3:36 Comments || Top||

#4  But, But, if you deport the people who want to work for a living how are the Muslims going to be subsidized for their vote?
Posted by: Bugs Thud4877 || 09/26/2018 5:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Skid....
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/26/2018 10:34 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Key suspect in 2013 Reyhanli terror attack arrested
[Hurriyet Daily News] A key plotter of the 2013 double boom-mobileing in Reyhanli, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
was tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
on Sept. 24, according to judicial sources.

Yusuf Nazik, 34, was brought before the Ninth High Criminal Court in Ankara and formally charged, the sources added.

Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) captured Nazik in the Syrian port city of Latakia and brought him back to Turkey on Sept. 12.

According to information gathered by state-run Anadolu Agency, MIT brought Nazik to Turkey in a "pinpoint operation" and began interrogating him over the deadly attack, which killed scores of people in southern Turkey.
According to information gathered by state-run Anadolu Agency, MIT brought Nazik to Turkey in a "pinpoint operation" and began interrogating him over the deadly attack, which killed scores of people in southern Turkey.

Nazik, who was marked in the blue category of the Interior Ministry’s wanted gunnies list, confessed to planning and organizing the bombings, saying that on a tipoff from Syrian intelligence units, he scouted the scene of the crime prior to the attack and moved explosives from Syria to Turkey.

The May 2013 bombings in the Reyhanli district of Hatay province near Turkey’s border with Syria left 53 dead. Some 912 buildings, 891 workplaces and 148 vehicles were heavily damaged in the attack.

On Feb. 23, 2018, a Ottoman Turkish court sentenced nine of the 33 suspects in the attack to aggravated life imprisonment and 13 others with prison terms ranging from 10 to 15 years.

Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Infamous ‘ghost’ emir of ISIS captured in southern Turkey – report
[AlMasdar] The infamous ’ghost’ emir 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....
" (ISIS) has been captured by the Ottoman Turkish security forces near the Syrian border, the Daily Sabah reported on Monday.

According to the Daily Sabah report, the Islamic State commander, Eyup Baksi, was captured by the Adana police forces after a five month long hunt for the terrorist.

Also known as the "Adana emir", Baksi ran a small wing of the Islamic State from the southern Ottoman Turkish city of Adana; his whereabouts were later revealed by former members of the group.

Baksi was said to have been captured by the Ottoman Turkish police inside the garden of a private hospital in the city of Adana.

No further details were released at this time.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Kill him and see if his "Ghost" remains
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2018 7:05 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Thregum Greath3827 || 09/26/2018 7:06 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
3 militants, soldier dead in Tanghdar sector; toll 6
[Daily Excelsior] Three turbans and a soldier were killed in an encounter near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar sector of North Kashmire’s Kupwara district today taking the toll of turbans killed in the encounter to 5.

Army today killed three turbans near the LoC in Tanghdar sector during an operation that was launched two days ago after a group of turbans infiltrated into the sector. A para commando of 4-Para was also killed in the encounter today.

It may be mentioned here that the troops of Army’s 20 JAT challenged the movement of a group of at least five turbans near Eagle Post along the LoC on Saturday morning after they noticed them infiltrating into the sector.

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The troops deployed near the fence challenged the infiltrators leading to a brief exchange of fire. The reinforcements were rushed to the area and a massive operation was launched against the Death Eater group.

Two turbans were killed in the encounter last evening. Two AK-47 rifles, magazines and war like stores were recovered from the two killed Death Eaters.

The Army tightened the cordon and more troops were rushed to the area as their associates were still on the lam. This morning, three more turbans were killed in the encounter, who were hiding in the area and one para-commondo, Lance Naik Sandeep Singh was killed.

Three AK-47 rifles, magazines and war like stores were recovered from the encounter site. Sources said that the documents recovered from the killed turbans suggested that they belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT).

An Army front man said here that the troops in Tanghdar sector foiled an infiltration bid killing five turbans and one soldier was also killed in the operation. He said that this was one of the major infiltration bids that was foiled by Army.

Army along the LoC has been put on maximum alert after inputs that the turbans may try to intensify the efforts of infiltration ahead of winter when snow closes the mountain passes.
Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Iraq
Baghdad bomb & bullet bulletin: 5 bombs, 13 casualties


Five people killed, injured in two bomb explosions in Baghdad: Sources

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two people were killed, while three others were wounded in two bomb explosions in north and west of the capital Baghdad, security sources said on Tuesday.

“A bomb went off in al-Bayaa region, west of Baghdad,” a source told Baghdad Today website. “The blast left two people immediately killed.”

Moreover, another bomb blast left three people injured in north of Baghdad.

“A bomb, placed on the side of the road at the entrance of the banks region, north of Baghdad, exploded, in the morning, leaving three people seriously injured,” a source told AlSumaria News.

The victims were taken to forensic medicine department, while the injured were transferred to nearby hospital for treatment.

Car bomb attack rocks Baghdad, leaves three people wounded

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Three people were wounded Tuesday in a car bomb attack in northeastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge hidden inside a car went off in Al-Shu’ala district in northeastern Baghdad, leaving three people wounded,” Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted the source as saying.

The source added that the security forces sealed off the blast site and prevented passers-by from approaching.

“Ambulances were allowed into the scene to carry the injured into hospital for treatment,” added the source.

Two Iraqi women injured as bomb blast hits Baghdad marketplace

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Two Iraqi women were wounded Tuesday as a bomb blast hit a marketplace in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge went off today evening near a marketplace in al-Shaab district, north of Baghdad, leaving two women injured,” the source told Dijlah TV channel.

“The wounded were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment and a probe was opened into the bomb attack,” added the source.

Three people killed, injured in fifth bomb blast, east of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One person was killed, while two others were injured in a fifth bomb blast in east of the capital Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb, placed on the side of the road in Baghdad al-Jadida region, east of the capital, went off, in the evening, leaving a person killed and two others wounded.”

Security troops cordoned off the accident scene and transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, while the victim’s body was taken to forensic medicine department, the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
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2 people wounded in armed attack against Islamic State family’s house, west of Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two people were maimed in an armed attack that targeted a house of 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....
family, in Hit City, west of Ramadi, a source from the police of the province said on Tuesday.

Speaking to BasNews, the source said said "armed holy warriors in a car attacked a house of an Islamic State family, that returned back to the region almost a week ago."

The attack, according to the source, "left two people injured. They were taken to hospital for treatment."

Security troops, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, "headed to the accident spot in search for the perpetrators who bravely ran away.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 10:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [20 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi troops find bodies of three abductees inside Mosul house
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces found on Tuesday corpses of three people inside a house in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
’s Old City, a police official was quoted as saying.

"The bodies are belonging to three people, who were kidnapped last week in Mosul’s Old City," Major Jomaa Khaled told the Iraqi BasNews website.

"The security forces handed over the corpses to the forensic medicine department and opened a probe into the incident," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 10:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under:


Two Islamic State members killed in U.S.-Coalition airstrike, west of Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Two 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....
members were killed in an Arclight airstrike carried out by the U.S.-led Coalition, west of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, "the strike targeted a hideout, where gunnies were hiding on the banks of Tigris river near Sobeih village, west of Kirkuk."

Two gunnies were killed, according to the source.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 10:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [17 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi army destroys six Islamic State tunnels in Salahuddin
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ The Iraqi army destroyed on Tuesday six 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....
tunnels in the island of Siniya in the country’s northern province of Salahuddin.

"Iraqi warplanes, in coordination with the Salahuddin operations command, destroyed six tunnels used by the (IS) holy warriors in the Siniya Island in Salahuddin," Iraqi website Baghdad Today quoted the Security Media Center as saying.

According to the center, "the troops found 10 explosive charges, foodstuffs and an electronic generator inside the tunnels."
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 10:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [17 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
2 Gazans said seriously injured in border clashes
[IsraelTimes] Thousands of Paleostinians gather at security fence in nighttime protest, hurl stones at IDF soldiers, burn tires, and launch airborne incendiary devices

Two Paleostinians were seriously injured by Israeli fire in festivities along the Gazoo border on Tuesday evening, according to Paleostinian media reports.

Thousands of Gazooks had gathered at various points along the border with Israel to participate in the nighttime protest, which saw demonstrators burn tires, throw rocks at Israeli soldiers, and launch arson balloons into Israel, the reports said.

The Israel Defense Forces responded to the violence with live fire, injuring two Paleostinians, according to the reports.

Earlier on Tuesday, firefighters said they battled 12 fires in southern Israel that were sparked by the airborne incendiary devices flown over the border. All of the fires were put out or under control by Tuesday evening, fire and rescue services said.

The return of the fire balloons come as tensions along the Gazoo-Israel frontier have ramped back up after a brief lull, with the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terror group leading weekly marches on the fence. The last several days have also seen smaller nightly protests along the border.

The nighttime protest on Tuesday comes days after Gazoo’s Hamas rulers called to step up the ongoing border protests in the wake of a report that Egypt-led efforts to broker a long-term ceasefire agreement with Israel had stalled. Hamas later denied reports the talks had collapsed, but the terror group’s front man Sami Abu Zuhri
...a senior spokesman for Hamas. Zuhri gained notoriety in 2006 when he dropped his money belt containing somewhere between 640,000 and 900,000 euros, which was confiscated by Paleostinian security and customs officials at a routine border crossing from Egypt to Gaza. The news brought competing Hamas and Fatah forces to the crossing checkpoint for an epic face-making and hollering contest...
admitted that progress was slow.

A surge of violence in Gazoo began in March with a series of protests along the border that were dubbed the "March of Return."

The festivities, which Israel says are being orchestrated by Gazoo’s Hamas rulers, have included regular rock and Molotov cocktail attacks on troops, as well as shooting and IED attacks aimed at IDF soldiers and attempts to breach the border fence.
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#1  "Head Shot!"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2018 6:38 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Thai court finds 9 men guilty in Bangkok bomb plot
[The National] A Thai court on Tuesday convicted nine young men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a boom-mobile in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions.

The Criminal Court in Bangkok found all nine guilty of two offenses ‐ belonging to an underground criminal group and conspiracy ‐ and sentenced each to four years' imprisonment. One was also found guilty of illegal possession of bombs, giving him a total of six years in prison. Their original sentences were eight years and 12 years, respectively, which were halved because of their confessions, which is normal practice in Thai courts. Five defendants were acquitted.

The case began when at least 50 Thai Moslems, mostly students at Bangkok's Ramkhamhaeng University, were rounded up in joint police-military sweeps on Oct. 10, 2016. They were released but 13 were reenjugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
the following month along with an additional suspect.

At least seven of the 14 defendants said they had been tortured or otherwise physically abused in jug, but the presiding judge said the court considered their allegations baseless as the men did not provide any evidence and did not report the cases to police.

The guilty verdict was based mainly on the confessions. The only other major evidence presented against them was traces of kaboom found on one of the men one week after he was first detained.

All 14 men are from Thailand's deep south, which has been plagued by a bloody insurgency since 2004. Moslems in the poverty-stricken south feel they are treated as second-class citizens in Thailand, which is overwhelmingly Buddhist.

Virtually all the violence carried out by Moslem separatist turbans has been limited to Thailand's three southernmost provinces. But a series of bombings at popular seaside towns in August 2016 which killed four people and maimed dozens raised fears among law enforcement agencies that attacks could spread to Bangkok.

Posted by: Fred || 09/26/2018 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS refuses to surrender volcanic region as Syrian troops attempt to advance
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their field operations in the al-Safa volcanic region of al-Sweida this week after repelling two 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....
(ISIS) attempts to breakout of the area.

Led by the 3rd Corps and 10th Division, the Syrian Arab Army attempted to advance at the southwestern and northeastern axes of the al-Safa region, while facing heavy resistance from the Islamic State terrorists.

According to a military source in Sweida city, the Syrian Arab Army was able to make some progress near the Qasr Sheikh Hussein area; however, the Islamic State launched a swift counter-assault to reclaim the territories they lost.

The Islamic State is now working to retake the water source they lost to the Syrian Arab Army last week.

This could be the Islamic State’s last major assault, as the absence of a water supply is likely bearing down on their fighters in this vast volcanic region in Syria’s southern countryside.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 03:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  If it's a volcanic region maybe Elon Musk has a base there.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/26/2018 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  It's not a lava minute there.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/26/2018 8:31 Comments || Top||


Aleppo: Kurds kill 5 turbans, turbans attack Aleppo city


Kurds assassinate 5 Turkish-backed rebels in Syria’s Afrin

[AlMasdar] (5:40 P.M.) – Five Turkey-affiliated militants were killed in separate attacks carried out by Kurdish fighters across Afrin region in northern Syria.

According to YPG sources, Kurdish units ambushed a vehicle for the Hamza Division while moving on the road leading to Dersiwane village of Shera district.

The ambush, which took place on September 24, killed the three militants onboard.

The slain fighters were identified as Amir al-Faraj, Sadiq al-Sharif and Massoud al-Sayegh.

On the same day, another militants from Hamza Division by Kurdish fire on the road linking Rajo to Haj Khalil town.

On September 25, a Kurdish sniper shot dead a fighter for the Turkish-backed Sultan Abdul Hamid Brigade in the Nebi Houri area in Shara district. The killed was identified as Ali al-Omar who is originally from Aleppo.

Jihadist rebels launch powerful attack on Aleppo city

[AlMasdar] 2018-09-26 (1:00 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the jihadist rebels in the Aleppo countryside launched a powerful attack on the provincial capital.

According to a military source in the provincial capital, the jihadist rebel forces in Rashiddeen 4 area launched several missiles and artillery shells towards the densely populated New Aleppo District.

The source said that several explosions could be heard around the New Aleppo District, but the total number of casualties is still unknown.

In response to the jihadist attack, the Syrian Arab Army launched their own assault on the southwestern countryside of Aleppo.

A source said the Syrian Arab Army fired several missiles towards the Rashiddeen 4 area in order to deter the jihadist rebels from attacking the provincial capital again.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 03:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Deir Ezzor: Map Update: US-backed forces advance against ISIS in eastern Syria
[AlMasdar] A US-backed Syrian rebel group continues to grab more territories 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....
(ISIS) in eastern Syria amid fierce resistance from the jihadi Death Eaters.

The Syrian Democratic Forces managed today to capture Shajilah town located north of Baghuz Foukani own, which had been secured last week.

The recent advance ‐ heavily backed by US coalition Arclight airstrikes ‐ was achieved following fierce battles which lasted 3 days, according to SDF sources.

The same sources added that dozens of ISIS gunnies were killed in the process, as well as large quantities of weapons and ammunition seized.

Currently, the US sappers are helping the Kurdish forces demining the IEDs and landmines planted by the terror group inside and outside the town.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 02:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I wonder. Is it US policy to expunge the presence of ISIS AND Assad forces east of the Euphrates?
Posted by: Hupusing Claitch6798 || 09/26/2018 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  I think a Syrian Army garrison still exists in Hasaka, deep within the Kurdish enclave.
Posted by: Snakes Peacock6563 || 09/26/2018 8:42 Comments || Top||


Idlib: Al Q and Al Nusra big turbans killed, civilians come home, Euros sent WMD ingreds?, 400+ ISIS arrive


High ranking Al-Qaeda linked commander assassinated in southern Idlib

[AlMasdar] 2018-09-24 — A high ranking Al-Qaeda linked military commander was recently assassinated in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, opposition activists reported via social media on Sunday.

According to reports, the military commander of Tanzim Hurras Al-Deen, ‘Saiyaf’, was assassinated near the town of Kansafra on Sunday after unknown assailants opened fire on his vehicle.

Tanzim Hurras Al-Deen is a radical jihadist group that is currently fighting the Syrian government forces in the northwestern region of Syria.

Since the recent Russian-Turkish agreement on the fate of Idlib, the assassinations of rebel commanders in the province have resumed.

In the past week, at least two high ranking jihadist commanders have been killed by unknown assailants in the Idlib Governorate.

While no group has officially claimed responsibility for these assassinations, opposition activists have taken to social media to accuse Syrian government spies of carrying out these attacks.

Senior Nusra commander assassinated in Syria’s Idlib

A[AlMasdar] (2:50 P.M.) – A top-level military commander for the Syrian al-Qaeda offshoot was mysteriously killed in southern Idlib.

Abu Talhat al-Iraqi, an Iraqi national, was assassinated when unidentified assailants opened fire at his vehicle somewhere in al-Der al-Sharqi village.

Al-Iraqi is the second Nusra commander to kick the bucket in the past 72 hours.

Civilians return homes through Abu Duhur crossing in east Idlib

[AlMasdar] (3:40 P.M.) – Scores of families passed through the Abu Duhur crossing to their homes in east Idlib countryside just one day after the Syrian government re-opened the humanitarian corridor.

The civilians came out of rebel-held areas toward the territories controlled by the Syrian government in the eastern countryside of Idlib.

The Syrian authorities provided the families with humanitarian aid and basic needs; allowing them to resettle in their farms and resume their agriculture activities.

Russia accuses European states of delivering materials to produce chemical weapons to Syria’s Idlib

[AlMasdar] (12:45 A.M.) – Several European states have delivered materials to produce chemical weapons to the Syrian province of Idlib recently, the Director of the Department for Arms Non-Proliferation and Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Yermakov said on Tuesday.

“Many things may disclose in Idlib now. Deliveries of components of chemical weapons from European states were carried out there. It all will re-emerge again soon,” Yermakov said, as quoted by Tass News Agency.

Yermakov did not specify which European states he was referencing; however, his comments remain in line with the Russian Foreign Ministry’s stance on the delivery of chemical weapons to the Idlib Governorate.

Recently, the Russian and Turkish presidents agreed to establish a 10-15km demilitarized zone inside the Idlib Governorate.

Since this Putin-Erdogan agreement was announced, the hostilities in the Idlib Governorate have dissipated, despite the rejection of this demilitarized zone by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party.

At least 400 ISIS members transferred from Albukamal to Idlib: monitor

[AlMasdar] (3:30 A.M.) – At least 400 members of the Islamic State (ISIS) members were transferred from the border-city of Albukamal to the Idlib province in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights alleged on Tuesday.

According to the SOHR report, the 400 ISIS fighters may have been transferred as part of an exchange with the Syrian government for the release of the Druze civilians that were taken hostage by the terrorist group in August.

The SOHR said that the deal was made on Saturday and that the Islamic State members were transferred to a part of Idlib under the control of “jihadist elements.”

The Syrian government has not commented on this claim nor has any source in Sweida mentioned this deal.

Since the Islamic State kidnapped dozens of civilians from the Sweida Governorate in July, the Syrian government has been negotiating the release of the people currently held captive by the terrorist group.

It is believed that the Islamic State has managed to move the civilians from the Al-Safa volcanic region to the Deir Ezzor Governorate, where they are currently being held captive in an undisclosed area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 02:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under:


VIDEO: Syrian task force conducts live drills in graduation ceremony
There are still real bad guys for them to fight, as well as real good guys.
[AlMasdar] A new batch of security forces has graduated a training course in Syria’s Hama as the country’s Army regains control nationwide.

The newly-graduated unit members conducted live exercises on counter-terrorism as well as anti-riot drills.

Trained by Russian advisors, the unit received special training on anti-terrorism and urban warfare.

This comes as the Syrian government establishes control over large swaths of territories across the war-torn country following massive rebel defeat.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 02:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Russian Su-35 allegedly intercepts US F-22 Raptor over Syria
[AlMasdar] A Russian Su-35S fighter jet reportedly intercepted a U.S. F-22 Raptor combat aircraft over Syria, the Defence-Blog.com reported today.

The Defence Blog’s report cited an Instagram photo from an unofficial Russian pilot, today; it showed the moment the F-22 Raptor was allegedly intercepted by the Russian Su-35S.

"Photographs, made by the infrared search and track fire control system of the Russian Su-35S, shows in (SIC) infrared spectrum an F-22 Raptor fighter jet flying over Syria," the Defence Blog reported.

No further details were released.

Neither the U.S. Coalition nor the Russian Ministry of Defense have reported of any such event taking place over the skies of Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Um, no. Next?

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/26/2018 5:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Contender for the 2018 Annals of Bad Photoshop award.
Posted by: Snakes Peacock6563 || 09/26/2018 5:26 Comments || Top||

#3  The Deep State is certainly agitating for this. America's Islamist headchoppers are losing in Syria and an incident of direct conflict with the RuAF would just do the trick of getting a big war started.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/26/2018 6:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Herb, you do realize it is a bad Photoshop. That aircraft has never flown over Syria.

America's position is pretty damn good. Trusty and sane (as one will find in the MidEast) allies controlling a quarter of the country w/ most of the postwar economic assets (oil and gas) with good access to water. Only thing better would be a stretch of coastline with a natural port.
Posted by: Snakes Peacock6563 || 09/26/2018 6:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Shhhhh. Herb's on a year-long fetal-position roll.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2018 6:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Herb overdose.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/26/2018 9:08 Comments || Top||

#7  HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Worst photoshop evah!!

If we have F-22s flying in Syria, it is only above friendly territory. No need to allow their SAMs and Radar stations practice on trying to track and target it.

Although, with the S-300s there now it might be a good training run for our F-22 drivers.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/26/2018 10:16 Comments || Top||


Russia establishes no-fly zone over Latakia province – diplomat
[AlMasdar] The Russian military has established a no-fly zone over the Latakia province of western Syria, Russian Senator and former Air Force commander Viktor Bondarev stated on Monday.

"The establishment of a no-fly zone over the Russian military base in Latakia will prevent a repeat of the IL-20 aircraft tragedy," Bondarev told the Russian Federation’s Council this evening.

"After creating a no-fly zone in Latakia, it is necessary to announce that any unauthorized objects in the sky over Hmeimim Airport will definitely be eliminated," he added.

The Russian senator would add that the S-300 will not only be deployed at the Hmeimim Airbase, but also, in several parts of the country.

Earlier this evening, Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone to discuss the current situation in Syria.

Reports from Moscow indicated that Putin informed Netanyahu that Russia does not accept Israel’s version of the events that took place on the night of the September 17th.

Russia expects its relations with Israel to remain the same, despite the upcoming delivery of the S-300 air defense system to Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/26/2018 3:37 Comments || Top||

#2  "...Don't make us shoot down another one of our own planes!"

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/26/2018 5:08 Comments || Top||



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