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Africa North
Civil rights activist murdered in Tripoli
[Libya Herald] A popular blogger and civil rights activist, Intisar Al-Hasiri has been found murdered in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, along with her elderly aunt .

The bodies of both women were discovered in a car that had reportedly been in the same place for two days.

Hasairi was a leading member of Tanweer ("Enlightenment") an organization that devoted itself principally to education, music and the arts. In 2013 it staged Tripoli's first second-hand book fair in Martyrs' Square. Last year however the event was cancelled for lack of a sponsor.

Hasairi was also a celebrated blogger. Her Facebook page had more than ten thousand followers as well as two thousand "Friends". One of the latter said "She was fearless. She was not afraid to say what she thought about a whole range of subjects, including politics. She was not a shy person and she did not wear a hejab".
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [29 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Meanwhile, We have Patricia Arquette and her lauded-by-the-Left 'rights' speech at the Oscars...
Posted by: Pappy || 02/26/2015 12:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Can the Hollyweird crowd fist pump and squeak "Please! Don't kill me..." at the same time?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/26/2015 17:10 Comments || Top||


Historic Sufi shrine obliterated in Tripoli
[Libya Herald] Another historic Sufi shrine was bombed in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
yesterday, an occurrence that is becoming somewhat common in Libya.

The Sheikh Sayd shrine in the Shat Al-Henshir area of Suq Al-Juma was destroyed by unknown assailants this morning. Sheikh Sayd arrived in Tripoli near the beginning of the Ottoman period. He died in the year 1640 and was buried in the shrine in Suq Al-Juma.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
UN Security Council renews Yemen sanctions panel for 13 months
[YEMENONLINE.INFO] Under the terms of a resolution unanimously adopted by the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
Security Council today, members decided to extend the mandate of the group of four experts on Yemen, which was established to oversee sanctions measures employed against individuals and entities designated as threatening peace, security or stability in the country.

The Panel of Experts established pursuant to Council resolution 2140 (2014), will continue to work until 25 March 2016 under paragraph 21 of that text, assisting the Committee that was established by the same resolution with information on individuals and entities involved in undermining the political transition in Yemen, and on incidents that destabilise the transition.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [9 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
3 Al-Jazeera Journalists Arrested in Paris for Flying Drone
[AnNahar] Three journalists for TV station Al-Jazeera
... an Arab news network headquartered in Qatar, notorious for carrying al-Qaeda press releases. The name means the Peninsula, as in the Arabian Peninsula. In recent years it has settled in to become slightly less biased than MSNBC, in about the same category as BBC or CBS...
were nabbed
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in Gay Paree on Wednesday after flying a drone from a park on the edge of the city, a judicial source said.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Really big eagles?
Posted by: Steven || 02/26/2015 3:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Honestly, they were just model airplanes...
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/26/2015 17:07 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
New York residents arrested over ISIS extremist plot
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Three New York residents have been jugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
for plotting to join forces of Evil fighting in Syria and two threatened to carry out attacks within the United States, officials said Wednesday.

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, and Abror Habibov, 30, have been charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

The teenage Saidakhmetov, a Kazakh citizen, was arrested Wednesday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, before traveling onto Syria.

U.S. prosecutors said he recently expressed intent to buy a machine gun and shoot US coppers and FBI agents if thwarted in his plan to join 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) fighting in Syria.

They also accused Juraboev of being prepared to attack within the United States, and said he posted a message online in August 2014 offering to kill the U.S. president if ordered to do so by ISIS.

All three are Brooklyn residents.

The arrests come a month after ISIS front man Abu Mohammad al-Adnani called on Moslems in the West to carry out new attacks and amid growing concern about the homegrown turban threat in the West.

"The flow of imported muscle to Syria represents an evolving threat to our country and to our allies," said Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York.

"We will vigorously prosecute those who attempt to travel to Syria to wage violent jihad," she said.

"Anyone who threatens our citizens and our allies, here or abroad, will face the full force of American justice."

Federal prosecutors in New York said Juraboev bought a plane ticket to travel from New York to Istanbul next month, also planning to make his way to Syria and wage war on behalf of ISIS.

The third suspect, Habibov, is accused of helping to fund Saidakhmetov's efforts to join the Syrian jihadists and is scheduled to appear in a court in Florida later on Wednesday.

In late January IS front man Adnani called on Moslems in the West to carry out new attacks after 17 people were killed in assaults on January 7-9 in Gay Paree against a magazine and a kosher supermarket.

"We promise that in the Christian bastions they will continue to live in a state of alert, of terror, of fear and insecurity ... You have seen nothing yet," he said in a recording posted online.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Glorious nation of Kazakhstan!
Posted by: Borat || 02/26/2015 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  The three spoke to an FBI informant.
Posted by: badanov || 02/26/2015 0:33 Comments || Top||

#3  FREEREPUBLIC is quoting MEMRI.ORG Artic denoting that ISIS/ISIL intends to seeks alliance wid Radical Leftists in any attack on Rome, Italy + Europe in general.

Its just ssssooooooooooo 1995!

No reason NOT to expect the same here as per Jihad-in-The-USA = Secularist Secession-in-The-USA???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/26/2015 2:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Those Amish again?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/26/2015 8:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe time for some people to be "shot while trying to escape"?
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/26/2015 11:59 Comments || Top||

#6  going abroad for job hunting.......
Posted by: USN, Ret || 02/26/2015 12:09 Comments || Top||

#7  FREEREPUBLIC is quoting MEMRI.ORG Artic denoting that ISIS/ISIL intends to seeks alliance wid Radical Leftists in any attack

Why, it's like another Molotov-Ribbentrop pact...
Posted by: Pappy || 02/26/2015 12:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Pappy---until one crocodile turned on the other....then you know what hit the fan.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/26/2015 14:15 Comments || Top||

#9  interestingly the suspect arrested in florida owns a kiosk in the orange park mall...
Posted by: Nero Grerert7184 || 02/26/2015 14:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, threatened Obama..


But doesn't Abdy understand that Obama loves him, like a son?
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/26/2015 16:11 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
'Most areas of Mohmand cleared of militants'
[DAWN] Mohmand Rifles Commandant Colonel Umar Haider Bokhari has said that the security forces with the support of local rustics have cleared most areas of Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
of murderous Moslems and restored peace there.
"I dun blivit!"
R. Ricardo, Philosopher

Talking to journalists here, he said that the security forces along with the local peace committees and the political administration had set up checkposts in the agency to restrict the movement of krazed killers.

"Mohmand Agency is a peaceful area and the security forces have only imposed night curfew to check the movement of murderous Moslems in the area," said Col Bokhari, adding that the government's writ had been restored to the tribal agency after successful military operations.

He said that the sacrifices of the security forces and rustics had paved the way for restoration of the state writ in the agency.

He expressed the confidence that Mohmand rustics would continue supporting the government efforts for restoration of peace in the agency, and would not allow anti-state elements to regroup in future.

He urged the rustics to keep watch in their respective areas and inform security forces upon seeing any suspected element.

He urged the displaced tribal elders of Mohmand Agency to return to their homes without fear.

The commandant said the Mohmand Agency had vast potential in marble and mining sectors, which, if properly explored, could help improve the local economy.

He said that work on 17-kilomter-long road from Ghalanai to Nahaqi would be completed at the end of current month.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [15 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


ASWJ cleric gunned down in Korangi
[DAWN] KARACHI: A holy man, said to be a district president of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat
...which is the false nose and plastic mustache of the murderous banned extremist group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain, whatcha might call the political wing of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi...
, was rubbed out and his associate maimed in Korangi in an attack carried out apparently on sectarian grounds on Tuesday, police and party said.

They said that Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Hyderi, 42, along with an associate, Khan Din, 35, was going to Malir from Korangi to attend an ASWJ meeting. When their cycle of violence reached near Singer Chowrangi, gunnies travelling in a car intercepted them, fired shots and fled.

They sustained multiple bullet wounds in the chest and abdomen and were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where doctors declared Maulana Hyderi dead on arrival. Mr Din's condition was also critical and he was admitted for treatment, said Dr Seemin Jamali, the head of JPMC's emergency department.

"Moulana Hyderi was the president of the ASWJ's Korangi chapter and his murder seems to be sectarian in nature," said Landhi SP Akhtar Farooq.

A spokesperson for the ASWJ said the slain holy man was the district president of Korangi and also a member of the party's majlis-e-shoora for the Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
division and Mr Din was also an office-bearer.

They were on their way to Malir from Korangi to attend a party meeting, he added.

Activists of the ASWJ protested outside the mortuary of the JPMC and blocked the road for some time.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan


Four TTP militants sentenced to death for Lahore prison attack
[DAWN] An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday sentenced four Death Eaters to death for killing 10 prison staff during an attack in Lahore three years ago, officials said.

The four men belonging to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), a bad boy group with links to Al Qaeda, rubbed out the officers as they slept during a dawn raid on their hostel in July 2012.

"The court has awarded death sentence to four Death Eaters for the 2012 attack on jail staff," special prosecutor Sheikh Saeed told AFP. A court official confirmed the sentences. The convicts were also fined Rs1.8 million each, he added.

The four TTP bad boys, all in their 20s, confessed to carrying out the attack on the residential quarters for prison staff in the densely populated Lahore suburb of Ichra, Saeed said.

After killing 10 during the dawn raid armed with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades, they then stormed another building where around 30 police prison officers were sleeping.

About a year after the attack they were caught with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades at a bus stand in Lahore.
Many were maimed as they fled into neighbouring houses in a bid to save themselves from the volley of bullets, Saeed added.

The four men were incarcerated
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
about a year after the attack when they were caught with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades at a bus stand in Lahore.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [18 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
ISIS militant 'Jihadi John' identified as Kuwaiti-born Briton
[HAARATZ] Rooters -- The "Jihadi John" masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family who grew up in London and graduated with a computer programming degree, according to the Washington Post.

In videos released by Islamic State, also known as ISIS, the black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent appears to have decapitated hostages including Americans, Britons and Syrians.

The Washington Post said Emwazi, who used the videos to threaten the West and taunt leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, was believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined ISIS.
No doubt he's attempting to reach out, trying to find meaningful employment. Culinary skills? I recommend the State Department executive dining room.
As a bonus, it's likely been certified 'Halal'.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2015 11:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  its not about poverty Obama its all about ideology.

a lot of muslims want an Islamic state and a caliphate end of.
Posted by: paul || 02/26/2015 12:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Poverty is something found along the road to victimhood. Victimhood is the ultimate destination.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2015 13:55 Comments || Top||

#3  He was just turning his life around...
Posted by: Raj || 02/26/2015 14:10 Comments || Top||


Khafaji: 3 parachutists landed from US Apache northern Babel
[IraqiNews.com] The Security Advisor within Babel Provincial Council, Thamir al-Khafaji, stated that three parachutists landed from a US Apache northern Babel.

He added to IraqiNews.com "The parachutists landed in Obaidat area of northern Babel where the volunteers and the security forces besieged the area and informed their command."
An odd little tale.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2015 02:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under:

#1  HALO from benches?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/26/2015 8:48 Comments || Top||


Bomb blast injures 3 people in northeast of Baqubah
[IraqiNews.com] On Wednesday, a security source in Diyali province said, that three people have been injured in an kaboom that took place in a public market in northeast of Baqubah.

The source stated to IraqiNews in an interview, "In the late hours of yesterday, a bomb that was emplaced near a store in a market in the neighborhood of al-Asri in the district of Abi-Sija, located in northeast of Baqubah, has went off causing three injuries among people who were passing through the area at the moment of the kaboom."

"Security forces have blockaded the area and transferred the injured to a near hospital," the source added.
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ISIS kidnaps 42 people northeast of Tikrit
[IraqiNews.com] A security source in Salahuddin province announced on Tuesday, that the organization ISIS has kidnapped 42 people northeast of Tikrit.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews, "ISIS elements have kidnapped 42 citizens, including nine young boys under the age of 14 years from Abid tribe, after raiding and searching their homes in the village of Rabidah northeast of Tikrit."

The source, who requested anonymity, added, "The kidnapped were taken by force to an unknown destination."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2015 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [17 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Three terrorists killed, car bomb destroyed northern Babel
[IraqiNews.com] Three holy warriors affiliated to what is so called 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 Levant were killed in Babel province.

Babel Police Commander, Lieutenant General Riyadh al-Khekani reported in a statement received by Iraqi News "The security forces set an ambush to the holy warriors that resulted in killing three of them and destroying a boom-mobile in Mussayib district of northern Babel province."

"The security forces emphasized imposing the control of law on the areas of northern Babel where they are achieving great victories against the terrorists," the source concluded.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2015 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The other updside is that 216 virgins obtained employment. That should make Kerry relieved.
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/26/2015 17:09 Comments || Top||


Baghdad Kabooms
Suicide bomber killed in Adhamiya

[IraqiNews.com] A jacket wallah was killed in Adhamiya area in Baghdad on Wednesday.

The correspondent of Iraqi News reported that "The security forces discovered the suicide bomber and succeeded in killing him, before he managed to detonate his explosives, near Qasim Abo al-Kas popular restaurant in Adhamiya area."

Baghdad bombings results in killing, injuring 74 persons

[IraqiNews.com] The corpse count due to the kabooms of Diyala bridge reached (74) deaths and injuries.

Security source reported to Iraqi News "The corpse count due to the two kabooms, which took place in Diyala bridge area, reached (21) deaths and (53) injuries."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2015 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [8 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


10 civilians injured southern Fallujah
[IraqiNews.com] 10 children were maimed when the ISIL hard boyz targeted them with mortar shells of southern Fallujah.

Security source stated to IraqiNews.com "The ISIL hard boyz targeted Fallujah district with some mortar shells to result in serious injury to 10 civilians."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2015 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [15 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Everytime I hear 'Fallujah', I think of that old Star Wars line about "a den of scum and villainy."
Posted by: Pappy || 02/26/2015 12:48 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Seven killed in clashes with Abu Sayyaf
[Bangkok Post] A military assault against Islamic militants on a remote southern island of the Philippines sparked a day-long battle on Wednesday that left five militants and two soldiers dead.

The military said it used artillery and helicopter gunships as they continued a months-long offensive to wipe out the Abu Sayyaf. Ensign Chester Ramos said, "Our operations are now intended to totally eliminate the lawless element."

He said local security forces last year "polished" their plans to launch a series of attacks against the group starting in December.

A "battalion-sized unit" of soldiers were involved in Wednesday's clash with about 300 Abu Sayyaf fighters, according to the military's public affairs chief in Manila, Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc. In the Philippines, about 500 troops typically make up a battalion.

Cabunoc said, "We are on the offense... we ambushed them. It is a running gun battle," adding the fighting started in the morning and continued throughout the day. He said five Islamit militants were killed but two soldiers died as well, and nine others were injured.

The fighting took place near Patikul town on Jolo, a heavily forested island that has been a longtime Abu Sayyaf stronghold.
Posted by: ryuge || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [19 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Christians Flee Jihadists after Syria Kidnappings
[AnNahar] The kidnapping of dozens of Assyrian Christians by 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....
jihadist group in Syria has prompted an exodus of terrified families fleeing their homes, activists said Wednesday.

The United States condemned the mass abduction of Christians -- the first of its kind in the war-torn country -- and demanded the release of the 90 hostages.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Australian fighting with Kurds against ISIS killed in Syria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Australian who travelled to Syria to join Kurds battling jihadists has been killed, a monitor said Wednesday, adding he was the first Westerner to die fighting alongside the Kurds.

"An Australian man was killed in an assault on Tuesday by 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] against a position of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) near Tal Hamis in Hasakeh province," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman.

The Observatory had reported the fighter's death on Tuesday, but was unable to confirm his nationality until Wednesday.

"Dozens of Westerners have joined the YPG's ranks. There are foreigners fighting on all sides of Syria's war," said Abdel Rahman.

"They are volunteers, they don't get paid anything at all," he told AFP.

"The YPG isn't actively recruiting foreigners, but people from countries like Canada, the United States, Britannia, Spain, Australia, Holland, Austria and La Belle France have travelled to Syria to join their ranks," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  G-d grant him peace, and grace.
Posted by: Retired Spook || 02/26/2015 22:30 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
'Jihadi John' named as London man
[M.BBC] The masked 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....
bad boy known as "Jihadi John", who has been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, has been named.

He is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man in his mid-20s from west London, who was previously known to British security services.

British police declined to comment, citing ongoing investigations.

Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the US journalist James Foley.

He was later thought to have been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of US journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2015 12:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Step 1: Cut off all GIVERnment assistance
Posted by: Airandee || 02/26/2015 15:45 Comments || Top||

#2  So much for the clueless Obamazombies saying IS recruitment was all about a lack of jobs.
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/26/2015 16:08 Comments || Top||

#3  He just needs a job...
Posted by: OldSpook || 02/26/2015 16:39 Comments || Top||

#4  wetwork
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/26/2015 17:07 Comments || Top||

#5  OK that does it.
Hugs.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/26/2015 17:14 Comments || Top||

#6  West London? Post code, please, or do we have to stab a pin in a map with a blindfold on?
Posted by: Whamble Joluter4909 || 02/26/2015 17:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Mohammed. Mohammed. Now, were have I heard that name?
Posted by: KBK || 02/26/2015 20:19 Comments || Top||

#8  No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Kuwaiti born. Mid 20's... I probably helped save that littler fucker's mom and dad back in Desert Storm.

My apologies - we should have let Saddam kill you in your crib, you throat cutting sub-human piece of excrement.
Posted by: OldSpook || 02/26/2015 21:37 Comments || Top||


Islamic State video shows destruction of ancient Iraqi artefacts
[IRISHTIMES] 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) group has released a video showing bully boyz using sledgehammers to smash ancient artefacts in Iraq's northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, describing the relics as idols that must be removed.

The destructions are part of a campaign by IS forces of Evil who have destroyed a number of shrines, including Moslem holy sites, in order to eliminate what they view as heresy.

They are also believed to have sold ancient artefacts on the black market in order to finance their bloody campaign across the region.

The five-minute video shows a group of bearded men inside the Mosul Museum using hammers and drills to destroy several large statues, which are then shown chipped and in pieces.

The video then shows a black-clad man at a nearby archaeological site inside Mosul, drilling through and destroying a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity that dates back to the 7th-century BC.

The video was posted on social media accounts affiliated with IS and though it could not be independently verified it appeared authentic.
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US-led Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
[IraqiNews.com] U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack 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 the Levant forces of Evil in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.


Airstrikes in Syria

Attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 Arclight airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, 10 Arclight airstrikes struck nine ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Kobani, six Arclight airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, three ISIL tactical units, two ISIL fighting positions and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL checkpoint and an ISIL vehicle.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted five Arclight airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Asad, three Arclight airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL improvised bomb location.

-- Near Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
an Arclight airstrike destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Hit in Al Anbar Province, an Arclight airstrike stuck an ISIL tactical unit.

Dozens of ISIL terrorists killed western Anbar

[IraqiNews.com] Dozens of the ISIL bad boyz were potted in an Arclight airstrike of western Anbar.

A statement by the Ministry of Interior received by IraqiNews.com cited "The US-led Coalition bombarded the ISIL bully boyz in Heet district of western Anbar to kill dozens of them."

3 ISIS rocket warehouses destroyed in U.S.-led strike in Mosul

[IraqiNews.com] On Tuesday, a local source in Nineveh province said, that three ISIS warehouses have been completely destroyed in an air strike by the international coalition in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
The source informed IraqiNews, "Warplanes of the U.S.-led international coalition conducted an air strike against headquarters for the ISIS group Lions of Islam in the industrial area, located in western Mosul," noting that, "The air strike resulted in destroying three warehouses that were used by the group to manufacture rockets and rocket launchers."

"The operation has also resulted in killing and injuring a number of rocket experts for ISIS," the source added.
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#1  Shouldn't they be releasing the coordinates of were they are gonna conduct strikes tomorrow?
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Kurdish forces regain new villages near Qamishli after ISIS withdrawal
[ARA] After fierce cashes with snuffies 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....
group (IS/ISIS), the Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) took control of more villages in the countryside of Tel Hamis south of Qamishli, in northeastern Syria, local sources reported on Wednesday.

Speaking to ARA News, civil rights activist Ismail Ali from Qamishli countryside said that the Kurdish forces achieved "remarkable advancement" with the support of the U.S.-led international coalition's warplanes and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

"Subsequent to YPG's control of several villages in the vicinity of Tel Hamis, the Kurdish forces are approaching the town of Tel Hamis itself, which is considered the main strongholds of the IS snuffies in the southern countryside of Qamishli," he said. "Significant losses hit the ranks of the hardline group."

A member of the YPG forces told ARA News that an Australian member of the YPG was killed during festivities near Tel Hamis on Wednesday.

In the meantime, the YPG's Media Center issued a statement reporting the names of the villages regained by the Kurdish forces on Wednesday.

"Our (YPG) units regained the villages of Habis, Ibtakh Jinoubi, Ibtakh al-Kabir, Hasyawiya, Khamis Tahtani, Biwetikh Jabali, Khormir Foqani, Khormir Tahtani, Hanyawiya, Madwil, Khirbet Abed and Hilewiya Saghira," the YPG's leadership said. All the newly controlled villages are located in the northern and eastern suburbs of Tel Hamis.
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Militant leaders killed during U.S.-led strikes near Kobane
[ARA] Subsequent to fierce battles against 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 (IS/ISIS), the joint forces (the People's Protection Units, the Peshmerga and FSA's rebels) seized Wednesday more villages at the banks of the Euphrates River in western Kobane (Ain al-Arab) in the province of Aleppo, northern Syria, Kurdish military sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News, Abu Ali Osman, a Kurdish fighter who participated in the recent battles, said that the joint forces took control of Poraz village on the banks of the Euphrates River, as well as the surrounding orchards and farms.

"The festivities resulted in the death of eight IS murderous Moslems, and the destruction of two armored vehicles," Osman added.

Another source in the southern fighting front told ARA News that the joint forces retook the villages of Karak and Norali following IS withdrawal on Wednesday.

"The Peshmerga forces were able to kill about 15 IS gunnies there," the source added.

Also, the Peshmerga forces stationed on the western front bombed the last IS stronghold in Kobane countryside in Zor Maghar village near the border with Turkey, which is now under the joint forces blockade, after the latter took control of the hills surrounding the village as well as the roads linking between them and the town of Shuyookh.

The Peshmerga and YPG fighters targeted with heavy weapons the village of Zor Maghar and Munir Ahmad palace amid reports of destroying the last IS tactical unit there, the source told ARA News.

In a related development, a military source from the western front of Kobane confirmed that the U.S.-led coalition's warplanes bombed the headquarters of the jihadists in al-Shuyookh Gharbi town near Kobane, killing leading members of the radical group.

The source pointed out that the coalition's warplanes launched several missiles at the municipality of Shuyookh Foqani, in which the IS leaders were holding a meeting, causing the death of at least eight members, including prominent leaders.
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Islamic State militants destroy Mosul Library, burn ancient manuscripts
[ARA] Militants 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....
burned thousands of books and ancient manuscripts in the Iraqi city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, after bombing the Central Library downtown, sources reported Tuesday.

Speaking to ARA News in Mosul, Iraqi journalist Jamal al-Tamimi said that the IS Death Eaters collected all the books and manuscripts in a public square of Mosul, and burned them in front of a crowd of people.

"Their main argument was that those books teach apostasy and keeps Moslems away from the Sharia path," al-Tamimi said.

The Islamic State Lions of Islam also bombed the theatre hall of Mosul University, arguing that all kinds of art and education which don't match with the Caliphate's teachings will be eliminated from territories under their control.

The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights condemned the IS targeting of educational centers, describing the group's bombing of Mosul's library and theatre "a hideous crime".

"These bandidos faceless myrmidons burned more than eight thousand books and scientific manuscripts of the Mosul library, one of the oldest historical libraries in Nineveh," the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Syrian Kurds cut ISIL supply line near Iraq
[Hurriyet Daily News] Kurdish militia pressed a big offensive against 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 the Levant (ISIL) in northeast Syria Feb. 25, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mounted for dozens of Christians kidnapped by the hardline group that recently beheaded 21 Egyptian Copts.

The new Kurdish offensive launched at the weekend was focused on dislodging ISIL from areas some 100 kilometer further to the east, including Tel Hamis, a town that is one of its strongholds.

The Observatory said at least 132 Islamic State fighters had been killed in the fighting since Feb. 21. Mahmoud, the Kurdish official, said seven members of the Kurdish YPG militia had been killed, including one foreigner.

In a telephone interview from the city of Qamishli, he said the YPG had cut a main road linking Tel Hamis with al-Houl, a town just a few kilometres from the Iraqi border.

"This is the main artery for Daesh," he said, using an acronym for Islamic State. The Kurdish YPG militia had seized more than 100 villages from Islamic State in the area, he added.

"We believe we will finish the battle of Tel Hamis in this campaign," he added.

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, backed by U.S.-led air strikes, last month drove ISIL from the Syrian town of Kobane, since when further signs of strain have been seen in the group's ranks.

The Syriac National Council of Syria says ISIL seized 150 Assyrian Christians from villages in Hassakeh province in a mass abduction coinciding with the offensive in the same region by Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led air strikes.

The Assyrian Christians were taken from villages near the town of Tel Tamr, some 20 kilometers to the northwest of the city of Hassakeh. There has been no word on their fate. There have been conflicting reports on where the Christians had been taken.

"These were peaceful villages that had nothing to do with the battles," said Nasir Haj Mahmoud, a Kurdish official in the YPG militia in northeastern Syria, speaking by telephone from the city of Qamishli.
Hundreds more Christians have fled to the two main cities in Hassakeh province, according to the Syriac council and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is tracking the conflict.

ISIL has killed members of religious minorities and Sunni Moslems who do not swear allegiance to its self-declared "caliphate." The group last week released a video showing its members beheading 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya.

The abductions in Syria follow advances by Kurdish forces against ISIL in areas of the northeast near the Iraqi border - an area of vital importance to the group as one of the bridges between land it controls in Iraq and Syria.

"They want to show themselves strong, playing on the religion string, at a time when they are being hit hard," said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the British-based Observatory, speaking by telephone.
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