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-Lurid Crime Tales-
DHS, FBI employee data dumped in hack
[WASHINGTONTIMES] A hacker claiming to have downloaded information about thousands of FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees through a Justice Department computer followed through with a threat to publicly release the information online Monday.

The data appears to consist of the names, positions, email addresses and phone numbers of an estimated 9,000 Homeland Security employees and 20,000 FBI employees. The online posts, made separately on Sunday and Monday, are accompanied by a pro-Paleostinian slogans.
Why pro-Palestinian?
The hack was first reported by Motherboard, which quoted the unnamed hacker as saying that he downloaded the data after obtaining access to a Justice Department employee's email account. The hacker then called a department within Justice claiming problems logging into the agency web portal and was able to obtain the needed login information.

Homeland Security front man S.Y. Lee said Monday the agency is looking to the potential breach.

"We are looking into the reports of purported disclosure of DHS employee contact information," Mr. Lee wrote in an email. "We take these reports very seriously, however there is no indication at this time that there is any breach of sensitive or personally identifiable information."

A spokeswoman for the FBI declined to comment Monday about the alleged hack referring questions to the Justice Department where a front man did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The alleged hack comes after the personal data for more than 21 million people was stolen through a hack of the Office of Personnel Management.
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Afghanistan
Suicide blast leaves six killed, nine wounded in Paktika
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Six people have lost lives and nine others sustained injuries in a suicide kaboom in Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.

The blast took place in front of a baker in the capital city of Yahyakhil District around 11:30 am this morning.

The apparent target of the jacket wallah was Musa Khan Kharotai, the district governor, who just drove through the area before the blast took place.

Kharotai said all of the victims of the blast are civilians.

No group has so far said it was behind the kaboom but it came after a suicide bomber of Taliban targeted a mini-bus of Afghan National Army (ANA) in northern Balkh province this morning.

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Senior Taliban leader Mullah Hassan Rahmani dies
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior member of the Taliban leadership council Mullah Mohammad Hassan Rahmani has passed away, Taliban announced in a statement on Tuesday morning.

According to the statement, Rahmani died of cancer last night.

Images published on social media show an elderly aged man, identified as Rahmani, lying on a bed in a hospital. However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
the location of the hospital is not mentioned.

Mullah Mohammad Hassan Rahmani was a close aide Mullah Mohammad Omar who served as the governor of southern Kandahar province and head of the southern zone during Taliban regime.

Rahmani was among the Taliban leaders who had been involved in meetings for reaching to a peace deal with government including one that was arranged in Urumqi city of China.

He was one of the few Taliban capos who initially opposed the selection of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the leader of Taliban after the death of Mullah Omar
... a minor Pashtun commander in the war against the Soviets who made good as leader of the Taliban. As ruler of Afghanistan, he took the title Leader of the Faithful. The imposition of Pashtunkhwa on the nation institutionalized ignorance and brutality in a country already notable for its own fair share of ignorance and brutality...
But sources later said that a compromise had been reached and Rahmani too pledged allegiance to Mansour.
An Nahar adds:
Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rahmani died of cancer on Monday night in a hospital in the southwestern Pak city of Quetta, two senior Taliban sources told AFP Tuesday, potentially embarrassing Islamabad which denies harboring the bad boy group's leadership on its soil.

Rahmani rose to prominence as a jihadist during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s and lost a leg during the conflict, according to a statement on the Taliban's website which confirmed his death but did not say where it happened.

Quetta, the capital of Pakistain's restive Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province, has long been rumored to host the "Quetta Shura
...Mullah Omar's command center, located in Quetta, that the Pak govt hasn't been able to find since its establishment in November, 2001. Honest...
" or Quetta Leadership Council of the Taliban -- big shots who fled across the border to Pakistain after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Pakistain, which was one of just three countries to recognize the Taliban during their period in power, denies the council's existence.

A senior Taliban leader told AFP: "He died in Quetta late Monday night and today his body was moved to Afghanistan. The burial will probably take place in Kandahar."

The source added: "He was a prominent figure in the Taliban leadership and there were some rumors he might soon announce his own splinter group."
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#1  Quetta, you say? Are you shura?
Posted by: Frank G || 02/10/2016 11:24 Comments || Top||


17 Daesh militants killed in air strike, clash with security forces in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 17 fighters of the terrorist group 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....
(IS) which also goes by its Arabic name Daesh [Islamic State] have been killed in an air strike and clash with security forces in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

Officials say Daesh [Islamic State] fighters were busy in armed activities when they came under an air strike in Bazaar of Achin District on Monday.

The air strike left 11 gunnies killed and two others maimed.

The following night, security forces killed at least six gunnies of the group in a clash in the jurisdiction of Rodat District.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal said dead bodies of the gunnies killed were left in the battlefield.

According to Col. Mashriqiwal, one murderous Moslem was also captured alive.

Security forces and civilians have not received harm in the air strike or the shootout.

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Taliban shadow district governor among 10 killed in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A shadow district governor of Taliban has been killed along with nine of his lover companions in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

Officials say Rustam Haqyar was killed in joint security operation of police, army and personnel from the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in Rodat District.

The other nine Lions of Islam killed include Gul Mohammad, a commander of the group, who was wearing a boom jacket for carrying out a suicide kaboom.

The operation launched in Triley and Baro areas in the morning and ended in the afternoon on Tuesday.

Security forces captured a fighter of the group alive and confiscated several weapons and ammunition during the operation.

Taliban confirm losing four fighters in a clash with security forces in Rodat District last night but claim more casualties to security forces.
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ANA Hits Insurgent Dens in Kunduz, Inflict Heavy Death Toll
Special units of the Afghan national army on Tuesday targeted local militants and their foreign associates and stormed several of their hide outs in various areas of Ali Abad district of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

A number of insurgents were killed and hideouts destroyed. The insurgents were reportedly using the hideouts to plan their summer offensive.

ANA commanders have battled the militants on the ground for months and have said the counterinsurgency operation launched from the air and ground was aimed at destroying militants' hideouts and gatherings where they were plotting to wage war against the security forces in summer.

Army commanders however said that the presence of Punjabi, Chechens and Arab militants on the battlefield who are also backed by snipers were slowing down the operation.

They said that Omarkhail and Angor Bagh villages of Ali Abad were still under the Taliban siege, a threat which forced the Afghan security forces to attack them from air and ground.

Taliban as part of their ongoing tactics have deployed several snipers in some key areas and planted landmines to slow the advance of the security forces. Reports from the warfront have revealed that the insurgents resisted only for 30 minutes and fled the scene after facing strong retaliation from the security forces.

"We have reached those areas which Taliban had activity and they escaped now. But we will follow them to other parts," acting head of the Kunduz military corps, Hamid Saifi said.

The insurgents also sustained a heavy casualty toll and at least 50 of them were wounded during a 20 hour operation, which brought the strategic locations under the control of the Afghan army units.
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Kabul Police Arrest 318 Suspects For Various Crimes
Kabul Police Headquarters officials said on Tuesday that at least 318 people have been arrested in Kabul on charges of various crimes over the past three weeks.

Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said at a conference that their files have been sent to court for further investigation.

He said that 25 of the 318 individuals have been arrested on murder charges and that they have confessed to their crimes.

"Primary files of some of the suspects were prepared and were sent to the judiciary [for further investigation] and we will send the remaining files as well," he said.

"We have also arrested car thieves and we have returned stolen cars to their owners," he added.

Meanwhile, a number of residents welcomed the move by the Kabul police and said there should be more focus on reducing crime in the country.

Mohammad Shafiq, a Kabul resident recalled the day when his car was stolen and said: "I was beaten. My car was taken away by robbers. Then I informed police."

Police officials present at the event said they will leave no stone unturned to ensure the safety of citizens and reduce crime in the city.
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#1  C'mon Chicago - 3 weeks - you can top this!!!
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 02/10/2016 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Ima giving Bov comment of the day so far!
Posted by: Raj || 02/10/2016 1:03 Comments || Top||


Faryab Girl Gets Public Lashing By Taliban
A young girl in Faryab province who reportedly had a phone conversation with a strange man was allegedly subjected to a public lashing by the Taliban as punishment.

In video footage in TOLOnews' possession, a Taliban commander is seen saying the girl had an affair with a young boy but that the boy fled to an area under government control.

Tahir Sardash, TOLOnews correspondent, who sent in the report said that the girl lives 18km from Maimana city, the capital of Faryab province.

Religious scholars have however slammed the action, calling it un-Islamic.

"Determining the implementation of such punishment is the authority of official institutions. Islam is against such action," said Waliullah Labib, a religious scholar.

The footage shows armed Taliban men and a Taliban judge lashing a girl named Bebe Gul - a resident of Pashton Kot district of Faryab province.

In reaction to the lashing, the Human Rights Commission strongly condemned the action.

"The Human Rights Commission strictly condemns the incident and asks the government to implement the law and see that justice is carried out," said Latifa Sultani, coordinator of the women's rights section at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, AIHRC.

In the past few months, a number of violent crimes have been carried out against women by kangaroo courts. However, most perpetrators are still at large.

Video report at the link
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#1  ...Islam is against such action,,,

Yeah I think he may be right. Stoning is called for under Islam.
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 02/10/2016 0:13 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
KDF jets bomb Al shabaab stronghold in southern Somalia
The military jets of Kenyan defense forces (KDF) launched an overnight airstrike on a village near Kismayo which is controlled by the Al Qaeda-affiliated group of Al shabaab, residents said.

The KDF warplanes hit Berhani, an Alshabaab area that lies approximately 60 kilometers north of the port town of Kismayo, the seat of the interim Jubbaland administration. Residents say they heard loud explosions after jets fired several missiles on Barhani, targeting Al shabaab camps. Casualties of the aerial attack were not immediately established.

Al shabaab did not comment on KDF air raid against it base near Kismayo. Kenyan troops are serving under the banner of African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
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Africa Subsaharan
'IS Recruiter' Arrested in Northern Nigeria
[AnNahar] Nigeria's intelligence agency on Tuesday said it had jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
a recruiter 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, as well as seven alleged members of the Boko Haram
Continued on Page 49
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#1  Failed to meet the quarterly quota ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2016 5:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, the counseling sessions weren't working...
Posted by: Pappy || 02/10/2016 11:25 Comments || Top||


Arabia
IS claims Riyadh bomb blast
[DAWN] An kaboom damaged some cars in the Saudi capital on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The bad boy 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 said it had been caused by a bomb one of its members had affixed to the vehicle.

A police front man said a citizen had reported that his car parked in front of his house in the city's Al Azizia district had been damaged by the kaboom in the morning.

There were no injuries but the windows of some nearby vehicles were also shattered.

In a statement released on a social messaging platform, an IS 'news agency' said the blast was caused by a "sticky bomb" attached to the vehicle of a member of the Saudi armed forces, the SITE monitoring service reported.
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Saudi Patriot intercepts Houthi ballistic missile
A Patriot missile shot down a Scud fired from the Yemeni capital towards southern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition told AFP, the day after another Scud attack.

In the latest incident, debris from the destroyed Scud fell in the kingdom's Jizan border province, causing no injuries, Coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri said.

He said militias launched it from inside the Yemeni capital Sanaa, located around 200 km from Jizan - which they seized in late 2014.

The Saudis have deployed Patriots designed to counter tactical ballistic missiles, which have been fired occasionally since March when the Saudi-led coalition began air strikes in support of the Yemeni government after Iran-backed Houthi militias seized much of the neighboring country.

In April last year the Saudi defense ministry said coalition strikes had removed threats to Saudi Arabia’s security "by destroying heavy weaponry and ballistic missiles" seized by the Yemeni militias.

With coalition-backed anti-Houthi forces now 30 to 40 km from Sanaa, the militias are retaliating, Assiri said.

On Monday the coalition said air defenses intercepted a Scud fired at Khamis Mushait, a city near the King Khalid Air Base which is at the forefront of Saudi-led air operations against the Houthi militias and their allies, elite troops loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Yemeni Army Fires 3rd Ballistic Missile at Saudi Airbase in 24 hrs
The Missile Unit of the Yemeni army and the Popular Committees launched at dawn Tuesday a Qaher1-type ballistic missile on Jizan regional airport inside Saudi Arabia, Al-Massira TV channel reported.

The rocket - developed by the expertise of Yemeni forces - has been the third of its kind following two previous missiles fired at Khamis Mushayt military base in the southern province of Asir in Saudi Arabia.

The Yemeni military media broadcast video footages of Tuesday's operation, pointing out that the base is one of the most important Saudi air bases.

The Saudi defense minister Mohammad bin Salman visited Jizan hospital to check the conditions of the injured soldiers as the latest toll reported over 200 killed or wounded among KSA troops.

Moreover, the Yemeni army and the Committees made significant progress in Hazm al-Arjan and Mafraq Al-Deeq areas along the way to the road linking the capital Sanaa to central Marib province.

Improvised explosive devices were detonated targeting Saudi vehicle, hitting it directly and dealing human and material losses with the aggression forces.

Bodies of the dead mercenaries remained scattered in the battlefield.
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Europe
14 Poles Arrested in Sweden for Planning Asylum Center Attack
[AnNahar] Swedish police said Tuesday they had jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
14 Polish far-right activists for allegedly planning to attack an asylum center, after finding axes, knives and iron pipes in their cars.

Authorities said they detained the men on Monday after being tipped off about a planned attack against a migrant center in Nynashamn, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Stockholm.

"They are Polish citizens and they belong to the far-right sphere," police front man Lars Alvarsjo told state broadcaster Swedish Radio.

"We believe that the migrant center was the target of the attack," another police front man, Hesam Akbari, told AFP.

Aftonbladet daily reported that some of the suspects were living and working in Sweden.

Last month, dozens of masked men believed to belong to hooligan or neo-Nazi gangs gathered in central Stockholm and distributed leaflets calling for attacks on young migrants.

Three of the 14 men arrested on Monday evening were involved in last month's incident, said Alvarsjo.

Sweden, a country of 9.8 million, took in about 163,000 asylum seekers in 2015, putting it among the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
states with the highest proportion of refugees per capita.

More than one million people traveled to Europe last year -- the majority of them refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan -- triggering the continent's worst migration crisis since World War II.

With the influx showing little sign of abating, many countries, including Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, La Belle France, have tightened their asylum rules in a bid to discourage new arrivals.

In Sweden, the tougher rules come against the backdrop of rising concern over conditions in the country's overcrowded asylum facilities.

Swedish officials have called for stepped-up security after an employee at a center for unaccompanied child refugees was fatally stabbed in January.

Sweden expects to receive up to 140,000 additional asylum seekers this year.
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#1  finding axes, knives and iron pipes in their cars
Clowns, might have been worse.
They might have had water GUNS!
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2016 16:32 Comments || Top||


'Islamic State Commander' Found Living As Refugee In Rural German Village
[BREITBART] In the latest of a series of raids, German police have searched two homes in a rural village after a television channel interviewed a suspected 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....
commander living there as a refugee.

Sankt Johann is a small village in the south west German state, Rhineland-Palatinate. Something of a rural idyll, its 800 residents live between vineyards in the shadow of a 14th century Gothic church. And yet, as SPIEGEL TV reports, this weekend it was the scene of police raids on two Islamic State-linked suspects living in refugee housing.

Prosecutors' office front man Michael Neuhaus said the two men targeted by the operation are "suspected of taking part in the Syrian civil war as members of a foreign terrorist organization". He said there were "no immediate indications that a concrete attack was planned" but declined to give any further details.

Two houses in the village are used to house Syrian refugees, but among the opponents of the Assad regime living there SPIEGEL TV tracked down a suspected commander of the Islamic State terror group after tip offs from other Syrian activists. They had identified him as a man called Bassam, a notorious commander said to be responsible for the deaths of dozens of people.

A 32-year-old man, he allegedly fought in the ranks of Islamic State fighters in the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor before leaving via The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
to seek asylum in Germany. Starting his fighting career with rebel jihadists in Al Kasra, the man in question is understood to have joined Sunni Islamist militias fighting the Syrian Government as part of the al-Qaeda affiliated 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, before graduating to the even more extreme Salafi jihadists of Islamic State.
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#1  He wore funny clothing on market day and was always complaining about the Oberndörfer being too loud on Sunday. We knew he wasn't from around here.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2016 5:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Terror bid foiled in Charsadda
CHARSADDA: Police foiled a terror plot by defusing two remote-controlled explosive devices in Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda district on Tuesday.

According to officials, police were informed by locals about the presence of some suspicious items in Shano Ghundi area of Shabqadar. They rushed to the spot while calling in the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS).

When the bomb experts combed the area after cordoning it off, they found two explosive devices. One of the devices weighed 7kg and the other 4kg, according to a BDS official.

The bomb experts also recovered Prima Cord, a detonating cord used in blasting, one remote control and four receivers from the place.

Later, police mounted a search in the area and arrested several suspects.

Published in Dawn, February 10th, 2016
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SPU arrests suspected terrorist with arms in Malakand
MALAKAND: The Special Police Unit (SPU) on Tuesday arrested a suspected terrorist of banned outfit during a crackdown.

The SPU also recovered hand grenades, pistol and bullets from the possession of the nabbed terrorist who was shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.
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Three alleged ISIS sympathisers sent to 10 days' NIA custody
[Daily Excelsior] Three terror suspects, who were recently deported from UAE for their alleged ISIS links and for conspiring to carry out terror strikes in India and other countries, were today remanded to 10 days' NIA custody by a Delhi court.

Sheikh Azhar Al Islam, Mohammad Farhan Sheikh and Adnan Hussain were produced in muffled faces before District Judge Amar Nath during in-camera proceedings after expiry of their NIA custody.

According to sources, the NIA sought extension of police remand of the three accused for 12 days, saying they were required to be interrogated to unearth the larger conspiracy of ISIS in India and abroad.

"During questioning, accused had disclosed that they were active supporters of 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....
and remained in close contact with several active members of IS using internet, telephone and other means of communication in furtherance of its activities," the NIA said in its remand application.

The agency further contended that sustained custodial interrogation of these three accused was required "to unravel the larger criminal conspiracy of IS activities in India and abroad including recruitment of resident and non-resident Indians by the IS."

"Custodial interrogation of the accused during this period has resulted in the revelation of many facts which are pertinent to establish the inter-connection amongst these accused and their association with IS.

"The sustained questioning of the accused also led to the discovery of many facts which need to be further verified and investigated to establish their involvement in furtherance of their activities of the IS by the accused," the agency said.

Advocate M S Khan, who appeared for Farhan and Adnan, opposed the NIA's plea saying his clients have already been interrogated at length and there was no need to extend their custody. Adnan, who hails from Karnataka, Farhan who is from Maharashtra and Sheikh Azhar from Jammu and Kashmire were jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
on January 29 by the NIA after being deported from the UAE.

The trio were detained by the NIA on arrival from the UAE at the IGI airport here.

The three suspects, along with other unknown associates, were allegedly involved in a conspiracy to identify, motivate, radicalise, recruit and train Indian citizens, located in India and abroad, for planning and executing terror attacks, according to the NIA.

On September 15 last year, the UAE had deported four Indians suspected to have links with ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

The UAE had also sent back last year a 37-year-old woman Afsha Jabeen for allegedly recruiting youths for ISIS.

In January 2015, Salman Mohiuddin of Hyderabad was arrested when he was preparing to board a flight to Dubai on way to Syria via The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
.

According to Indian intelligence agencies, around six Indians who had joined the ISIS were reportedly killed in different incidents in Iraq and Syria.
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125 held in pre-dawn raids in Swabi
[DAWN] SWABI: At least 125 suspects were jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in a pre-dawn joint operation conducted by Mighty Pak Army and police here on Monday.

District police officer Javid Iqbal told news hounds that personnel of intelligence and security agencies, including from the Counter-Terrorism Department, participated in the operation.

DPO Iqbal said police would take action against the local people for harbouring hard boyz coming to the district from other areas.

Replying a question, he said arms and ammunition were also recovered from the suspects during the action.

He said a week back a similar joint operation was conducted in the mountainous region of Maklikabad and its suburbs, arresting over 130 suspected persons.

"We conducted the operation in the regions where we had intelligence reports that hard boyz were hiding there," said another police official who was part of the operation. "The intelligence-based operations would continue against Death Eaters," he added.

DSP Izhar Shah said the operation was conducted in Managi, Sheikh Jana, Asota, Parmuli and Shewa areas. He said the exit points of the localities where operation was conducted were blocked and army and police personnel patrolled there.

Meanwhile,
...back at the argument, Livia had made her point with her knee to Jane's stomach...
a resident of Sheikh Jana area told Dawn by phone: "When we got up in the morning we saw army and police personnel frisking everyone coming or going out of the village."
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Illegal arms 'factory' unearthed
[DAWN] Police claim to have seized a large quantity of ready-to-use guns, besides spare parts of different weapons, on Monday from a three-storey "arms repair workshop" on Railway Road and locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
two suspects who allegedly ran the illegal business.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) retired Capt Amin Wains told journalists that Naulakha police conducted a raid at Sabari Mills and Spring Store on Railway Road and arrested its owner Nazir Ahmed and his brother Muhammad Asif, sealing the factory.

He said the suspects were dealing in arms without any licence and their gun repairing workshop permit had also expired.

"We are still counting the weapons and spare parts recovered during the raid," the CCPO added.
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan


TTP suspect held for facilitating treatment of 'wounded militants' in Karachi
[DAWN] The Counter-Terrorism Department of police on Monday claimed to have locked away
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a suspected Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain krazed killer who 'facilitated' the treatment of faceless myrmidons in 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...
after they had been maimed in exchange of fire with the army in Wazoo.

"The held suspect, Amir Zaman, belongs to the outlawed TTP Khan Zaman group. He provided shelter to the maimed krazed killers, who were allegedly involved in attacks on soldiers in Waziristan," said Additional IG (CTD) Dr Sanaullah Abbasi while speaking to Dawn.

The officer added that the suspect had links with Sohrab Goth's main krazed killer group which was involved in kabooms in Karachi. Besides, he was also allegedly involved in money extortion activities.

The 22-year-old suspect told the police Sherlocks that he along with his brother, Zubair, was running a shop in Jamali Goth near Sabzimandi, off the Superhighway. The business was closed down in 2002, he said, adding that his brother meanwhile became an informer of TTP and police. Amir was quoted as telling the police that two of his three brothers were killed while another died from electrocution. Zubair was bumped off in 2007, Shaheen died from electrocution a month and a half later, while Khair Zaman was rubbed out in Gulshan-e-Maymar in 2012, the suspect told the police.

Amir's cousin, Baitullah alias Haji, was an 'active' member of the TTP Khan Zaman group in Sohrab Goth, where he remained involved in extortion and terror acts, Dr Abbasi said. "The Haji was looking after our family and himself arranged my phone contact with Khan Zaman twice or thrice," said the officer quoting the krazed killer.

"Baitullah alias Haji remained involved in attacks on the soldiers in Waziristan," said the officer. The Haji, too, arranged treatment of the maimed faceless myrmidons in Karachi, and Amir on his instructions also facilitated the treatment of the krazed killers, said the additional IG.

The officer said other accomplices of the held faceless myrmidons were identified as Sadam, who was the driver of a coach in Sohrab Goth, and Abdul Shakoor, a mason associated with a famous seminary in Karachi.

The held krazed killer, who claimed to have got education up to class three, told the police that his brother-in-law, a doctor by profession, was murdered two to three months ago in Waziristan.

He also said that he had married the widows of his two brothers at different times but later divorced them after five and eight months, respectively.

The police quoted him as saying that he 'loved' his sister-in-law and he arranged her accommodation at his relative's place in Memon Goth some 20 days back. It was around that time that he destroyed the mobile phone SIM that he was using. It was issued in his mother's name, the police officer said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
ISIS executes 1 in Mosul
[ARA News] ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Tuesday an Iraqi journalist in Mosul city of the northwestern Nineveh province.

Wathiq Abdulwahab, reporter of the local Hadbaa newspaper, was publicly executed by firing squad at the hands of ISIS militants.

“The journalist was arrested earlier on Monday by the ISIS-led Islamic Police in Sukkar neighborhood of Mosul after taking pictures for an ISIS detention center,” a local media activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

One day after his arrest, the Sharia Court of Mosul ordered the militants to execute the 32-year-old journalist in public for violating the strict security measures imposed by ISIS.

“Abdulwahab was shot dead in front of dozens of people in the Zuhur square in eastern Mosul,” the source said.

Over the past two years, dozens of media activists and journalists have been exposed to arrest, torture and execution at the hands of ISIS militants across Syria and Iraq.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  at least they didn't hang the guy; imagine, only one execution. would have gone down as a slow noose day.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/10/2016 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Go to your room.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/10/2016 11:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Why would any press person cover murdering murderous murders up close? Did he think that he was invisible? Leave that kind of stuff to professional spies.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/10/2016 11:35 Comments || Top||


150 ISIS elements die in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Nineveh Operations Command announced on Monday, that 150 fighters of the so-called ISIS were killed during the battles that took place in Makhmour District south of Mosul, while pointed out that ISIS lost 75% of its elite troops.

The command also revealed, that ISIS members began to transfer their families from south of Mosul to Tal Afar north-west of the province.

Nineveh Operations Command said in statements followed by IraqiNews.com, “The tribal fighters, Peshmerga and Iraqi army backed by the international coalition aviation managed to kill more than 150 fighters belonging to ISIS during the battles that took place in Makhmour District axis south of Mosul.”

The statement added, “The international coalition aviation killed a number of suicide bombers driving 20 car bombs, without any casualties among the joint security forces during those battles,” pointing out that, “ISIS lost about 75% of the so-called elite troops in the battels south of Mosul.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Next week the tribal fighters and iraqi army will fill those ranks.
Posted by: chris || 02/10/2016 14:56 Comments || Top||


8 ISIS troops die in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Mosul announced, that the bodies of eight members of the so- called ISIS arrived to the forensic medicine department in Mosul, while pointed out that dead fighters were killed in the military operations in southwest of Kirkuk.

The Media official of Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul Ghias al-surja told reporters, “The Forensic Medicine Department at Mosul Hospital received eight bodies belonging to ISIS fighters.”

Al-surja added, “These bodies belong to ISIS members who were killed during military operations in Hawija District southwest of Kirkuk.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics: 56+ die
Iraqi militia kill 14 ISIS Bad Guys

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Saraya al-Jihad militia belonging to the paramilitary al-Hashed al-Sha’bi force announced on Tuesday the killing of 14 ISIS elements as well as the seizure of an armored vehicle during clashes with ISIS southeast Thurthar.

The militia said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, that it had “repelled an attack by ISIS terrorist gangs in the vicinity southeast of Thurthar during their attempt to approach the first defensive line,” adding that, “The Saraya managed to kill 14 terrorists and seize a booby-trapped armored vehicle before detonating it by the terrorists.”

1 dies in ISIS artillery attacks in Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – On Tuesday the head of Ameriyat Fallujah District Council, Shaker Mahmoud al-Isawi, announced the killing and wounding of 43 civilians in a shelling by ISIS that targeted a popular market in the district.

Isawi said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS fired tens of mortar shells and rockets since yesterday evening and until this moment against a popular market in the district of Ameriyat (23 km south of Fallujah),” adding that, “The ISIS shelling resulted in killing a civilian and wounding 42 others including women and children.”

ISIS imposes curfew in Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A local source in Anbar province said on Tuesday, that the so-called ISIS has imposed a curfew on the city of Fallujah after a number of youths had raised the Iraqi flag over one of the bridges in the city.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This morning, ISIS imposed a curfew on the residents of the city of Fallujah and prevented everyone from leaving their houses in the city,” noting that, “The curfew is ongoing until this moment.”

The source also added, “ISIS imposed the curfew after a group of youths had raised the Iraqi flag on the top of one of the bridges in the city.”

10 ISIS Bad guys die in air strikes

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A security source in Anbar Province announced on Tuesday, that ten fighters of the so-called ISIS were killed and their vehicles were destructed in an air strike targeted ISIS site northwest of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The source said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi Air Force launched an air strike using Sukhoi aircrafts on a site belonging to ISIS in Albu Thiyab area northwest of Ramadi,” pointing out that, “The operation resulted in the killing of ten ISIS members.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The air strike also destroyed a number of ISIS military- mechanisms, including 23 mm cannon, a detachment of 82 mm mortars, in addition to a booby trapped vehicle.”

22 ISIS troops die in air strikes

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A source in the Seventh Division Leadership said on Tuesday, that 22 ISIS elements had been killed in an aerial bombing by the international coalition in the district of al-Baghdadi west of Ramadi.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, warplanes of the international coalition, in coordination with the army’s seventh division, bombed one of the main ISIS headquarters in the village of al-Gharraf east of al-Baghdadi District (90 km west of Ramadi), resulting in the death of 22 [ISIS] elements as well as the destruction of the headquarters.”

“The bombardment came after receiving accurate intelligence information,” the source added.

1,500 evacuated from Husaibah al- Sharqiah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday the commander of the 3rd special operations brigade in the Anti-Terrorism Bureau Sami al-Aredi revealed, that the security forces started to evacuate 1500 civilians from Husaibah al- Sharqiah after liberating the city from the so-called ISIS control.

Aredi said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today the Anti-Terrorism forces started to evacuate 1500 civilians, mostly women and children, who were besieged by ISIS in Husaibah al-Sharqiah area,” adding that, “The security forces were very keen to secure the civilians who were besieged by ISIS.”

Aredi also pointed out, “The evacuation took place to secure the civilians while cleansing the city from the improvised explosive devices and bombs.”

Dozens of ISIS troops die in ground combat in al-Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, Khalidiya Council in Anbar Province announced the liberation of Husaibah area east of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), while indicated to the death of dozens of the so-called ISIS members and pointed out that the security forces opened the road linking between Ramadi and Khalidiya.

The head of Khalidiya District Council Ali Dawood said in a brief statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the joint security forces liberated Husaibah area (17 km east of Ramadi) from the control of ISIS after fierce battles, while managed to kill dozens of ISIS members.”

Dawood added, “The security forces are currently working to remove the improvised explosive devices from the streets, as well as dismantling the booby-trapped houses in the area,” pointing out that, “The security forces opened the road linking between Khalidiya and the center of Ramadi.”
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Iraqi forces open Ramadi-Baghdad road
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday the liberation of all axes of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad) from the control of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), while emphasized the opening of Ramadi-Baghdad road and praised the citizens’ role in providing information about the members of ISIS.

The media officials with the Ministry of Defense said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Anti-Terrorism forces, army’s 8th and 9th brigades, as well as Anbar police and al-Hashed al-Shaabi fighters fought a courageous battle against ISIS.”

The statement added, “The operations resulted in the liberation of al-Sijaria, Juwaiba, Husaybah al-Sharkiya and the surrounding areas,” pointing out that, “The security forces are advancing firmly to chase the enemy.”

“The security forces also managed to open Ramadi-Baghdad road that passes through Khalidiya,” the statement continued.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraqi forces seizes weapons in Baghdad
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Tuesday, that a joint force had seized a store of weapons in eastern the capital Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A joint force belonging to Baghdad Police Command and Baghdad Intelligence had managed to find a cache of weapons containing rockets and explosive devices inside a field in the area of al-Nahruwan in eastern Baghdad.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The cache’s content were transferred to a police station.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Man wounded in Gush Etzion stabbing; two wannabe stabberettes arrested
[Ynet] 28-year-old man suffers moderate wounds at entrance to Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion; police searching for suspect.

Tomer Ditur, 28, was stabbed in the head and shoulder and moderately maimed on Tuesday afternoon at the entrance to Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion, in what bore all the signs of yet another terror attack targeting local civilians.

The victim said he was running by himself near Neve Daniel when he was stabbed and that he continued onwards until the settlement's security guard noticed him and called for urgent help. The victim pointed towards the direction in which believed the terrorist fled, which was in the direction of the Paleostinian town of Nahalin.

Attempted stabbing attack in Damascus gate thwarted

[Ynet] A 16-year-old Paleostinian girl attempts to stab Border Policemen at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate; no injuries reported and she was jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
; earlier a 13-year-old Paleostinian girl armed with a knife was arrested at Karmei Tsur, no injuries reported.


16-year-old Paleostinian girl from East Jerusalem attempted to stab Border Policemen Tuesday morning at Jerusalem's Damascus gate, and was arrested. No injuries were reported.

Border Policemen saw a young girl who aroused their suspicion. They approached her and asked for her ID. While checking her ID, when she was asked to show them her bag, she tried to stab them. They reacted quickly, pushed her back and overpowered her. She was taken in for questioning.

Earlier Tuesday morning, a 13-year-old female Paleostinian armed with a knife came to the entrance of the Karmei Tzur settlement in Gush Etzion. The security guard there arrested her after having received a warning from a resident of the settlement, who noticed the Paleostinian approaching the gate in a suspicious manner.

When the guard requested her ID, she threw her knife down and was quickly arrested.
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Hamas fighter killed in week's 2nd deadly tunnel collapse
It is because Allah wills it. He must really be displeased with Hamas these days.
[MaanNews] A Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, fighter was killed Tuesday when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gazoo Strip, Hamas' military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said in a statement.

The military wing identified the fighter as 27-year-old Marwan Barham Marouf from Khan Younis in southern Gazoo.

During the past two weeks, the group has reported at least ten other deaths in three separate tunnel collapses.
More sea water!
Gazoo's tunnel networks, which are largely used for smuggling in the coastal enclave's south and military purposes in the north, are notoriously dangerous. The Institute for Paleostine Studies reported in 2012 that Hamas authorities had counted 160 deaths inside the tunnels since the Israeli blockade began in 2007, and in August 2014, al-Jazeera reported that figure to be as high as 400.

While the tunnels are used by Hamas as a source of tax revenue and inflow of weapons, they also supply highly-demanded necessities for Gazoo's 1.8 million residents under the blockade, including food, medicine, as well as infrastructure materials like concrete and fuel.

Hamas claims to have rebuilt many of the tunnels that were destroyed during 2014's devastating war with Israel. Last week, the Israeli authorities threatened to seal crossings between Israel and the Gazoo Strip due to recent Hamas activity.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  the tunnel networks have been expanding now for many years

it may be that the geo tech character of the subsurface is changing over time and becoming less stable
Posted by: lord garth || 02/10/2016 10:31 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder if Halliburton has a Tunnel Collapse Division?
Posted by: Bobby || 02/10/2016 13:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Undercover Shin Bet tunnel inspectors making sure that the roof supports are "just right"?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/10/2016 14:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Given the number of tunnel collapses lately, I swear they must have a mole.
Posted by: gorb || 02/10/2016 16:14 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Nine Dead in IS Damascus Car Bombing
[AnNahar] A suicide boom-mobileing killed nine people Tuesday at a police officer's club in the Syrian capital, a monitor said, in an attack claimed 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....
group.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 20 people were also maimed in the Damascus blast, adding that coppers were among the dead and injured.

The monitor said the jacket wallah had been wearing a police uniform, a tactic used in the past by IS.

The jihadist group grabbed credit for the attack in a statement circulated on social media.

It said one its members had detonated a boom-mobile at a club for "criminal" coppers, and claimed that the attack had killed nearly 20 people and maimed 40.

Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
initially reported the blast had hit a vegetable market in the Masaken Barzeh district in northern Damascus.

But it subsequently cited a source in the interior ministry saying a car had tried to ram into the police officer's club in the area, but was stopped by guards.

"A suicide bomber then detonated his explosives, causing deaths and injuries," the state broadcaster reported.

Syrian state news agency SANA said three people were killed and 14 maimed in the attack.

Car bombs have been used regularly in Syria's war, often to devastating effect.

While the capital has been largely spared, a multiple kaboom near the Sayyida Zeinab shrine outside the city killed at least 71 people last month.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Chechen forces in Syria helping Russia identify bombing targets
Chechen forces loyal to the Kremlin are on the ground in Syria gathering military intelligence deep inside Daesh-controlled territory which the Russian air force is using to identify bombing targets, Russian state TV has said.

Chechen intelligence agents have also infiltrated the ranks of the militant group, according to Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, who said he had sent undercover agents to train alongside its fighters at the start of the Syrian war.

"According to Ramzan Kadyrov, an extensive spy network has been set up inside Daesh," said Russian state TV, whose coverage usually reflects the Kremlin line.

"The republic's (Chechnya's) best fighters were sent there. They are gathering information about the structure and the number of terrorists, and are identifying targets for bombing and documenting the bombing's results."

The assertions were contained in a teaser for a TV documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday on the state-controlled Russia 24 channel. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, declined to confirm the presence of Chechen forces in Syria.

Russia launched air strikes in Syria on September 30 and has set up an air base to complement an existing naval facility. It has infantry and armour there to protect its assets and has military trainers and advisers working with the Syrian army.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Interesting---but will it work?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2016 3:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Could be a method to the madness regarding the ISIS penchant for executing their own people.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2016 5:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Good psyops in any case.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/10/2016 11:32 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder if it will work?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/10/2016 11:38 Comments || Top||

#5  I honestly don't see how this go wrong. They get discovered, they're killed. They are effective is g we ts killed.
Posted by: chris || 02/10/2016 14:58 Comments || Top||



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