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Chinese police use a flamethrower on 'Muslim terror suspects'
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Afghanistan
NATO could share intel with Afghan forces
NATO AfghanistanAmid deteriorating security situation across the country with the Taliban-led insurgency being rampant, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has decided to increase support for the Afghan national security forces.

According to reports, a classified document prepared for the upcoming NATO ministerial has been approved which will pave the way for the alliance to look into the possibility of sharing intelligence with the Afghan security forces.

Quoting diplomatic sources, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) International reported that the latest step by NATO could help prevent incidents such as recent Taliban attacks for which local authorities were unprepared.

The report further added that the alliance could also deploy trainers in volatile regions of the country and will likely provide air support in the event of an emergency.

This comes as the situation in Afghanistan will be discussed during the NATO foreign ministerial in Brussels which is scheduled to be organized on 1st and 2nd December.

Currently, around 13,000 NATO troops are stationed in Afghanistan who are operating within the framework of Resolute Support (RS) mission and provide train, advise and assistance to the Afghan security forces.

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission was launched with the conclusion of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission last year.

Quoting NATO sources, DPA International reported that the report is less negative about the security situation in Afghanistan than recent Taliban attacks may suggest.

They noted that Afghan security forces are capable in many areas, such as the ability to carry out operations spanning several weeks.
Posted by: badanov || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why not share it directly with Taliban?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/23/2015 5:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Because Pakistan doesn't get into the loop?
Posted by: Pappy || 11/23/2015 12:00 Comments || Top||


5 die in Kabul including Talibunny shadow governor
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency says the so-called district governor of Taliban for Deh Sabz District of Kabul province has been killed.

According to a statement released by NDS on Sunday, Qari Muzamil alias Hakimullah was killed along with four of his men in Behsood District of eastern Nangarhar province.

The statement does not specify whether the militants were killed in security operations or drone strike.

This story is subject to updates as more details come available.
Posted by: badanov || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban Hold Minority Hazaras Hostage for 'Stealing Sheep'
[AnNahar] Afghan Talibs on Saturday kidnapped at least seven members of the minority Shiite Hazara community after a dispute over sheep, local authorities said.

Gunmen stopped three buses at dawn between Shah Joy and Qalat in the volatile Zabul province, first taking 17 hostages before releasing nine, local leader Wazir Mohammed Jawadi said.

Jawadi said the gunnies kept eight hostages, all from the Hazara ethnic group, Shiites who are known for their striking Central Asian features.

The local chief of police Mirwais Noorzai said that "seven Hazaras are being held hostage".

He said local Taliban leader Mullah Taqwa had ordered the kidnappings because Hazaras allegedly "stole sheep", adding that Taqwa would release the hostages "if the Hazaras give him back his sheep".
The "stealing" was no doubt that the Hazeras, being the legal owners of the sheep, thought they could keep them when the mullah's men demanded them, not understanding that they only held the sheep in trust for the Lions of Islam, the true owners as written in Koran and Hadiths.
A Taliban front man, Qari Yusef Ahmadi, told AFP that the group would "investigate" the incident.

Parts of Zabul province are under the control of the mainly Sunni Taliban and the area has been the scene of festivities between rival Taliban factions.

The three million-strong Afghan Hazara community has been persecuted for decades, with thousands killed in the late 1990s by Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

In February, 31 people, mostly Hazara, were kidnapped in the region by fighters linked to 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, which has been trying to gain a foothold in Afghanistan.

A week ago thousands of people attended the burials of seven Hazaras after their decapitated bodies were found in Zabul. The victims were kidnapped in neighboring Jaghuri by unknown gunnies in October.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Afghan Talibs on Saturday kidnapped at least seven members of the minority Shiite Hazara community after a dispute over sheep, local authorities said.

"Th Hazaras totally disrupted our arranged marriages"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/23/2015 9:31 Comments || Top||


Iranian border guards shoot Afghan woman
A nine member Afghan family, reportedly trying to enter Turkey through Iran, said on Sunday that one of the mothers in their group was shot dead by Iranian border police on Saturday in the Iranian city of Oromia.

"My sister was killed while we were on our way to Turkey and now her three children are crying for her and no one is hearing our plight. We are extremely mistreated," the family's elder, Mohammad Alif, said.

"We are now in the Iranian border city of Oromia. They [Iranian police] intend to seize our passports and deport us by land to Afghanistan," he said.

This comes amid a mass exodus of Afghans through Iran to Turkey and on to Europe as they flee war-torn Afghanistan in search of a better life.

Three decades of violence in the country has reportedly left more than five million Afghans displaced. Thousands have fled to Europe alone in recent months.

Last week, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani said that in the past year 146,000 Afghans have fled to Europe.

However, an Afghan youth organization on Sunday launched an awareness campaign aimed at the youth, educating them on the negative consequences of illegal migration.

"We launched a campaign to provide awareness to the people not leave the country, because fleeing does not solve the problem," campaign organizer Edris Stanikzai said.

Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:


ISIS Bad Guys kidnap 20 bus passengers in Zabul
More than 20 bus passengers were kidnapped early Saturday morning while traveling along the Zabul-Kabul highway.

The hostages, from Zabul province, where reportedly taken off four different buses at a single point along the highway, said local officials.
Probably the kidnapees were Hazeras, who look vaguely Chinese and are Shiite rather than Sunni. In other words, fair game for various Lions of Islam.
Security forces and provincial officials have reportedly arrived at the scene and have cordoned off the area in a bid track the kidnappers and hostages.

According to TOLOnews journalist, Ahmad Wali Sarhadi, who was at the scene soon after the incident occurred, said the kidnapping happened between two police checkpoints – which were 3 km apart. In addition, security forces conduct 24 hour-a-day patrols along this highway.

An official source said the incident happened near Nawrak district about 35 kms from Qalat, the capital of Zabul.

Meanwhile the president's office has vowed to track down the kidnappers and ascertain the details surrounding the incident. Police also said Saturday they have launched an investigation into the matter.

This latest incident took place a mere 24 km away from the point where Daesh militants kidnapped 31 bus passengers in February. Following the release of most hostages, the last five were freed a week ago.

However, this comes close on the heels of the Zabul Seven incident, which saw the beheading of seven other hostages early this month after being kidnapped by Daesh almost two months ago.

The seven victims, including three women, were also kidnapped while traveling between Zabul and Ghazni provinces. They were beheaded earlier this month allegedly by Daesh members.

The incident sparked a massive demonstration through the streets of Kabul two weeks ago. About 20,000 demonstrators carried their bodies through the streets of the capital, calling for justice and an end to the kidnappings.

No group has however claimed responsibility for Saturday's incident.

Video report at the link

Zabul police chief sez it wuz the Talibunnires
Posted by: badanov || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Unknown drone strikes Al shabaab base in southern Somalia
An official says unknown drone has conducted a late night airstrike against an base belonging to Al shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia.

The district commissioner of Wanlawayn town Hajji Isack Ali Mamow confirmed the drone attack that was targeted an Al shabaab meeting in Beladul-amin area, 28Kms away from Wanlawayn.

“It was late night airstrike against Al shabaab base as leaders of militants were having a meeting. The attack was carried out by unidentified drone,” said Mr Mamow during an interview with Radio Shabelle.

Other sources from officials at Lower Shabelle region admin confirm that at least 10 Al shabaab militants, including commanders were killed in the aerial attack.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Aliens.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/23/2015 19:21 Comments || Top||


Shaboobs raid Puntland army base near Bosaso
Heavily armed terrorists militants with Al shabaab attacked on Sunday afternoon an army base belonging to Puntland state forces near the coastal town of Bosaso, Bari regional capital, witnesses said. The terrorists militants began their attack with mortar shelling rained down on the military base in Af-Urun area located in the north of Bosaso, the commercial and economic hub of Puntland.

According to Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab, Al shabaab’s military operations spokesman Al shabaab terrorists fighters inflicted heavy losses on Puntland soldiers in the attacked base. He said the attack was carried out their terrorists fighters from their base in the Galgala mountains located near Bosaso town.

Meanwhile, Puntland officials were not immediately reachable for comment on the attack. It was unknown the exact figures of the casualties.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Roadside bomb targets African Union convoy in Mogadishu
A convoy of African Union (AU) convoy has been targeted by a romote-controlled roadside bomb as they drove along a strategic road in Mogadishu’s Deynile district, an Eyewitness confirmed. The witness told Radio Shabelle by phone that several AMISOM soldiers sustained injuries after a heavy roadside landmine targeted their convoy at Bar Jowhar in Suqa Holaha village on Saturday.

The landmine, which is believed to have been planted by the Al shabaab was targeted the AU Army vehicles escorting a lorry carrying AMISOM supplies headed to a nearby military camp within the area, reports said.

After the bomb attack, AU soldiers sealed off the area and conducted searches hunting the culprits who planted the IED hit their convoy on the road.

No group has yet claimed the responsibility of the attack, but al-Shabab has several times claimed or carried similar attacks against AMISOM and SNA.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Mali gunmen were hunting for Air France staff at Radisson
The terrorists behind Friday's assault on a hotel in Mali were actively hunting for an Air France crew who were staying there, security guards who witnessed the attack have claimed.

Kasim Haidara, who was on duty when the gunmen stormed the Radisson hotel in Bamako, told The Telegraph that they confronted a colleague and demanded to know which floor the Air France crew were staying on. The fellow guard deliberately directed them to the wrong floor, Mr Haidara said, for which he was later shot dead by the terrorists.

Mr Haidara's account would suggest that the group, who killed 19 people, was prioritising French citizens because of the country's two-year long military campaign against Islamists in northern Mali. It might also explain the Air France's decision to suspend its twice daily flights from Paris to Bamako shortly afterwards.

Speaking of the "shocking, frightening" attack, Mr Haidara, 28, said that his colleague, Moussa Tiema-Konate, had been on the fifth floor of the hotel at the time.

"When they got up there, the terrorists asked him: 'where are the staff of Air France?' He told them that they were on the seventh floor instead, and when they realised later that he had given them wrong information, they came back down and killed him."

Air France has not commented on whether its staff were deliberately targeted or not, although did not confirm that 12 crew - including two pilots - were safely evacuated.

Mr Haidara's claims emerged as a chef who worked in the hotel's kitchens said that one of the terrorists had calmly cooked himself a meal during the siege, which lasted nine hours. Ali Yazbeck, 30, who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, told the New York Times that the gunman came into the kitchen, grilled some meat taken from a fridge, and then ate it before resuming combat.

Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by the Al-Murabitoun group, an Al-Qaeda affiliate led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed Algerian militant behind the 2013 Amenas gas refinery attack in Algeria that killed 40 hostages, including six Britons.

Reports that the Mali attackers spoke in English with a Nigerian accent have raised speculation that the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram could also have been involved. However, security officials say they would have expected the group to have made a claim of responsibility by now.

Malian security forces say they are still hunting for "more than three" people who may have been involved in the attack, in which two of the gunmen were killed.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Africa Subsaharan
Eight killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing
[AnNahar] Eight people were killed Sunday when ajacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bomber detonated her explosives among women and kiddies arriving in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri seeking to escape Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
violence in the countryside.

Mohammed Kanar, a local coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the blast happened on Sunday morning as the group arrived from Dikwa, 90 kilometers (56 miles) to the northeast.

The restive city of Maiduguri has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram and the latest bloodshed again underlines the threat posed by the Islamist group, which has been launching guerrilla-style attacks since being pushed out of its captured territory and camps by a Nigerian army offensive.

Kanar said the bomber in Sunday's attack was aged about 20 and struck as the group reached a checkpoint on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

"The IDPs (internally displaced persons), mostly women and kiddies, were stopped for security checks at the checkpoint when the bomber, disguised as an IDP, sneaked in amongst them before setting off her explosives," he told AFP.

"Eight people were killed and seven others were maimed in the incident."

Army front man Colonel Sani Usman gave the same account and toll.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Yemeni Army, Committees Control al-Ashkari Mountain in Maareb
The Yemeni army and popular committees stormed on Saturday the Saudi-led militants' sites in the area of al-Kawfal in Maareb province, controlling al-Ashkari mountain and inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

The Saudi warplanes continued striking the various Yemeni provinces, hitting different targets.

Politically, the Yemeni national forces sent a delegation to Oman Sultanate in order to tackle the UN initiative to end the crisis in Yemen.
Posted by: badanov || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under:


Landmines slow Yemen forces' advance on Taiz
Landmines planted by Houthi rebels in Yemen have slowed the advance of pro-government forces attempting to recapture the southwestern province of Taiz, military officials said on Sunday. Government forces backed by air and ground support from the Saudi-led coalition launched an all-out offensive on Monday to push the Iran-backed rebels out of Taiz and break the siege of loyalists in its provincial capital.

"We have advanced after having cleared and destroyed a large quantity of anti-personnel and anti-tank mines planted by the Houthi rebels and their allies" of renegade troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, said a military official.

Troops and allied Popular Resistance fighters had advanced towards Rahida, the province's second-largest city, on the road linking main southern city Aden with Taiz, the official said.

Four Houthis were killed and two others were wounded in an ambush by loyalists that targeted two rebel patrols south of Rahida, he said.

A Yemeni commander said mines were hampering the progress of government forces, adding that they had caused casualties among fighters, without providing any figures.

Breaking the siege of Taiz is seen as crucial for the recapture of other central provinces and opening the way to the rebel-held capital Sanaa farther north. It is also important for securing the south, where loyalists have retaken five provinces from the rebels since July, including Aden, where Hadi has set up base.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia Says 14 IS-Linked Fighters Killed in North Caucasus
[AnNahar] Russia said Sunday its security forces had killed 14 fighters linked to 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 two special anti-terror operations in the volatile North Caucasus region.

Russia's national anti-terrorism committee said in a statement quoted by TASS news agency that 11 "bandidos" were killed in a first raid near the city of Nalchik. Three others died in a second operation in the same area later in the day.

"All of them were participants in an armed gang whose members swore loyalty to IS," it said.

The fighters opened fire on law enforcement officers and threw grenades after they were cornered in a wooded area outside Nalchik in the Kabardino-Balkaria region, the anti-terrorism committee said.

A police source told Interfax news agency that the new leader of a local IS cell and two deputies were among those killed, and that a "large cache" of munitions was seized.

Islamists in the North Caucasus have previously been united under a local Caucasus Emirate organization, but are now increasingly flocking to Islamic State, which in June declared it had established a franchise there.

Earlier this month, Russia said it had killed the supposed head of an IS-linked gang in Kabardino-Balkaria, saying he had vowed allegiance to IS and organized the murders of several officials, gunning down one in front of his son.

Kabardino-Balkaria is usually seen as one of the more peaceful parts of Russia's North Caucasus.

Moscow is conducting intensive air strikes targeting IS infrastructure in Syria and has been pushing for the creation of an international anti-IS coalition, which would include Russia, the West and some Middle Eastern states.

The jihadist group grabbed credit for the bombing of a Russian passenger jet last month that killed all 224 people on board, prompting Russia to step up its strikes against the group.

President Vladimir Putin
...Second and fourth President and sixth of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead...
has estimated that there are between 5,000 and 7,000 people from former Soviet countries fighting with IS.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


11 ISIS Bad Guys die in Russhun operation in Kabardino-Balkaria
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Anti-Terrorism National Committee in Russia announced on Sunday, that 11 members of the “ISIS” were killed during raids on their hideout north of Caucasus.

The committee said in a brief press statement quoted by “Arab Sky News” and followed by IraqiNews.com: “The hideout of gunmen belonging to the ISIS was raided north of Caucasus, resulting in killing 11 members of them in an exchange of fire.”

The statement adde, “The raid took place in a forested area on the outskirts of the city of Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic.”
Posted by: badanov || 11/23/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Chinese police use a flamethrower on 'Muslim terror suspects'
Chinese forces used a flamethrower to force more than 10 'terrorists' from a cave in the western Xinjiang region in the hunt for what Beijing has called foreign-led extremists.
Uighurs
China said security forces had recently killed 28 members of a group that carried out a deadly attack at a coal mine in Aksu in September, the first official mention of the incident reported by Radio Free Asia about two months ago.
I wonder how many are familiar with the task being undertaken in the photo ?
In its account, which could not be independently verified, the official People's Liberation Army Daily said armed police had tracked the attackers into the mountains 'like eagles discovering their prey'.

The PLA Daily said the special forces used flash grenades and tear gas to force the attackers out of hiding, but when those methods failed, a senior officer said: 'Use the flamethrower'.

After that, the newspaper said the attackers came out at the troops wielding knives and that they were then 'completely annihilated'
Knife/Gunfight, etc.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/23/2015 10:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [974 views] Top|| File under:

#1  yup. When ISIS executed Chinese people in Mali, it became immediately their stupidest move

china is not hampered by human rights considerations and will retaliate against the ideology that means anybody spreading Islamofascism will get a bit of flamethrower action
Posted by: anon1 || 11/23/2015 11:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, they read them their Miranda Rights, didn't they?
Posted by: Bobby || 11/23/2015 11:30 Comments || Top||

#3  but when those methods failed, a senior officer said: 'Use the flamethrower'.

*snort*
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/23/2015 11:46 Comments || Top||

#4  I love a happy ending.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/23/2015 12:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Makes me feel warm and toasty, not unlike a uigher
Posted by: regular joe || 11/23/2015 12:55 Comments || Top||

#6  The real light worker.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/23/2015 13:52 Comments || Top||

#7  task being undertaken in the photo

Honeypots?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/23/2015 14:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Imagine if Israel used flamethrower tanks in Gaza?
Posted by: borgboy || 11/23/2015 14:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Iwo Jima 'rules of Engagement'.
Posted by: borgboy || 11/23/2015 14:39 Comments || Top||

#10  Shit burning detail in Vietnam.
Posted by: bman || 11/23/2015 15:43 Comments || Top||

#11  what I thought bman..."flaming down the brown" as they say
Posted by: Warthog || 11/23/2015 15:53 Comments || Top||

#12  "anybody spreading Islamofascism will get a bit of flamethrower action"

Works for me, #1 anon.
Posted by: Barbara || 11/23/2015 16:37 Comments || Top||

#13  Here's your poor man's flamethrower.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/23/2015 18:12 Comments || Top||

#14  Barbara - if only there were a ’like’ button on Rantburg. LIKE LIKE LIKE
Posted by: anon1 || 11/23/2015 19:19 Comments || Top||

#15  poor man's flamethrower

This twenty-buck blast of G-d's gas
Is too hot a bargain to pass!
It takes but a heartbeat
To melt down an ice-sheet
And roast you a mastodon's ass.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 11/23/2015 19:22 Comments || Top||

#16  Bobby at #2. Yes, they did give the ruffian's their equivalent of Miranda Rights. They they toasted the ruffians, and all was a wrap.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/23/2015 20:11 Comments || Top||

#17  See also WORLD NEWS > ISIS EXECUTES CHINESE HOSTAGE, PICKS FIGHT WID LAST OF THE GREAT POWERS.

and

* TOPIX, WORLD MILITARY FORUM > GLOBAL TIMES EDITORIAL: CHINA CAN NO LONGER IGNORE, AVOID OR EVADE GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY AS A SUPERPOWER.

* BLOOMBERG > BANK OF AMERICA WARNS OF LOOMING "GREAT DIVORCE" BETWEEN CHINA + US.

If Guam's besieged Camel Rock = Not-the-Capsized-USN-Pearl Harbor-Battleship-USS Oklahoma thought it could go on reduced alert, vee US-vs-China [vs-Nuclear-Islam in Asia/East Asia-Pacific] THINK AGAIN - ITS JUST STARTING.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/23/2015 20:54 Comments || Top||

#18 
Posted by: Chaith Oppressor of the Lutherans1517 || 11/23/2015 23:19 Comments || Top||


Europe
Suspect Salah Slips the Belgian Dragnet, heads for Germany
Salah Abdeslam, Europe's most wanted man, was once again reportedly spotted by police but managed to escape capture and was thought to be heading towards the German border in a BMW.

Salah or a look-alike was spotted by Belgian police near the city of Liege around 7.30pm on Sunday evening but managed to evade officers, Dernier Heure reported.

The man then headed in the direction of Germany on the E40 motorway and again avoided a police checkpoint set up to intercept him.
Bungling Belgians!
Posted by: Bobby || 11/23/2015 12:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  It seems I bungled the spelling of the Belgian Dragnet. While Preview Is My Friend, I don't think it works for titles?
Posted by: Bobby || 11/23/2015 12:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Fixed, Bobby. Carry on. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2015 13:42 Comments || Top||

#3  "We consider where ISIS has gone --
Ma tisane, if you please, Miss Lemon!
Does he flee to ze East,
There to worship in peace?
I must ponder this clue, his Koran!"
/suchet

Anapests on parade.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 11/23/2015 14:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Harangue Salah, think you better slow your jihad down.

You've been runnin' all over town now

Guess they'll have to put your flat feet six feet underground.

(apologies to Wilson Pickett)
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/23/2015 18:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Dodging the dragnet or being allowed to burn safe houses?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/23/2015 22:48 Comments || Top||


Belgian police arrest 16 in anti-terror raids
Belgian police have made 16 arrests in anti-terror raids but suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large, the authorities have said.

A total of 22 raids were carried out on Sunday across Brussels and Charleroi, Belgian prosecutor Eric van der Sypt told a news conference. No weapons or explosives were found during the searches on Sunday, Mr van der Sypt said.

Brussels will remain on the highest level of terror alert, Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel said. Universities, schools and the city's metro system will also remain shut.

Brussels has been on lockdown all weekend amid a manhunt for Abdeslam, who is suspected of being among the assailants who killed 130 people in Paris on Friday.

Mr Michel told reporters that authorities feared "an attack similar to the one in Paris, with several individuals who could also possibly launch several attacks at the same time in multiple locations".

Meanwhile, the BBC understands that another of the suspected attackers - pictured in a new French police appeal issued on Sunday - arrived in Greece under the name of M al-Mahmod. The BBC's Ed Thomas has matched the image released by French police with a photo on the arrival papers of a man who reached the Greek island of Leros on 3 October. French police have asked for more information about the man, whom they say was the third suicide bomber to strike the Stade de France on 13 November.

Earlier, Belgian Interior Minister Jan the Ham Jambon said the danger to Belgium was not tied to Abdeslam alone.

"The threat is broader than the one suspected terrorist," he told Flemish broadcaster VRT. It was not clear if Mr Jambon was referring to those involved in the Paris attacks, or others who might be planning attacks in Belgium.
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750 German nationals have joined ISIS, says German Interior Minister
German Interior Minister Thomas de Mesar, said on Sunday, that about 750 German citizens have joined the ranks of the “ISIS” in Iraq and Syria, while pointed out that 120 German nationals have been killed so far while fighting alongside the ISIS organization.

De Mesar said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “About 750 German nationals have joined the ranks of the ISIS organization in Iraq and Syria, 20% of whom were women,” pointing out that, “120 people that hold German nationality were killed so far.”

The minister added, “80% of them did not exceed 30 years old and grew up in Germany, and most of them have another nationality,” noting that, “The intelligence available confirm that more than 70 jihadists had returned to Germany from Syria and Iraq.”
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#1  And the Germans let them back in, why?
Posted by: Steven || 11/23/2015 3:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Charge them with treason, make them dis-prove it in court.

The financial burden will break them.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/23/2015 4:53 Comments || Top||

#3  How many ISIS have joined Germany?
Posted by: AlanC || 11/23/2015 7:00 Comments || Top||

#4  When you join say ISIS it should be the same as renouncing citizenship.

No nation does this? It makes you wonder why they do not do these obvious steps?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/23/2015 8:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Ihre Papiere bitte
Posted by: Shipman || 11/23/2015 9:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Now the jihad commute is short, thanks th Angela Mirkal's insane policies of self destruction.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/23/2015 9:58 Comments || Top||

#7  When you join say ISIS it should be the same as renouncing citizenship.

Israel is working up to it. I imagine a bill will be passed and up before their supreme court shortly.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2015 13:45 Comments || Top||

#8  Gernan Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière (that's his correct spelling) is actually proposing to strip persons of their German nationality if they join the IS (Islamic STATE).
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/23/2015 17:27 Comments || Top||

#9  yes redneck jim -- Treason

but once you are charged with treason and have dual citizenship - deport and strip german citizenship!
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Tapped Phone Led Paris Police to Terrorists' Hideout
Police watched the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks being led by a woman into an apartment the evening before both died there in a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday.

After a tip-off from Morocco that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of Islamic State's most high-profile European recruits, was in France, police honed in on Hasna Aitboulahcen, a woman already under surveillance who was known to have links to him. Police tapping her phone as part of a drugs investigation tracked her to the St. Denis suburb north of Paris, also home to the stadium where three suicide bombers blew themselves up during last Friday's attacks that killed 130 people.

They watched the 26-year-old woman take Abaaoud into the St. Denis building on Tuesday evening. In the early hours of Wednesday, police launched an assault that lasted seven hours. Abaaoud, 28, and Aitboulahcen, who may be his cousin, both died during the gun battle during which French police commandos fired more than 5,000 shots. A third person, who has yet to be identified, died with them.

Officials initially said Aitboulahcen had blown herself up, becoming Europe's first female suicide bomber, but a source close to the investigation said on Friday that a head blasted into the street by an explosive vest was not hers.

One of the police sources also said Abaaoud had been caught on camera at a suburban metro station, after the shootings and at cafes and restaurants in central Paris but while a massacre in the Bataclan concert hall was still underway. He was seen on closed circuit TV at the Croix de Chavaux station in Montreuil, not far from where one of the cars used in the attacks was found, the source said.
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Brussels Remains on Lockdown as Police Hunt for Terrorists
Belgian security forces were patrolling several neighborhoods in Brussels on Sunday and notified citizens to keep away, following the prime minister's announcement that Brussels will be facing at least one more day under a special state of emergency. The city remained on its highest state of alert for terrorist attacks and local media reported a raid is underway in the center of the city.

According to unconfirmed reports, a central street in the capital is on lockdown due to a terrorist threat. Eyewitnesses in nearby restaurants told RTL that police instructed patrons to finish their dinners and wait for a sign to vacate the premises. Residents in the street reported that police told them to stay away from the windows.  

Belgian police reportedly asked locals and the media not to tweet about the operation in central Brussels.
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The Grand Turk
Turkmens flock to Turkish border amid Syria-Russia bombardment
[Hurriyet] As the Russian bombardment to defend Bashar-al Assad's forces heats up in the Turkmen-dominated Bayirbucak region in northwest Syria, waves of locals have flooded to safe zones close to the Turkish border.

With Russian and Syrian air strikes in the region intensifying over the past two weeks, people who have already left their houses are currently struggling against the cold weather in forested areas.

"As of today, some 1,500 Turkmen brothers and sisters have come to our border," said Ercan Topaca, the governor of the Hatay province, on the Turkish side of the border.

"We have taken measures to meet their demands, such as tents, rapidly, blankets and food," Topaca said.
Some 575 tents, 4,200 blankets, medical equipment, 20,000 cans of food and 2,000 food kits were sent to the other side of the border on Nov. 21, he added.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
says it has taken in a total of 2.2 million refugees from Syria's four-year civil war and still maintains an "open door policy," while warning that its capacity to take more is limited.

Topaca said the authorities are now preparing for a possible new wave of migration from the affected area, which includes 15 mainly Turkmen villages and a total population of up to 35,000 people, including ethnic Arabs.

"Rocket were pouring on us," said Halil Ebu Ömer, who managed to reach a safe spot. "It was impossible to stay there."

The Turkish Health Ministry has founded a hospital at a site across from the Syrian village of Yamadi to treat maimed people from the other side of the border. Turkish aid groups have also launched campaigns for Turkmens.

The festivities between the Turkmen military units and the regime forces were continuing at other spots such as Burj El Keseb and Kizildag, with the Cebel Ekrad region under heavy artillery fire from regime forces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
the Sultan Murat Brigade and the opposition Damascus Front recently entered the Turkmen villages of Harcele and Delha, which were retaken from the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) thanks to air support by the U.S. and Turkey.

The ISIL holy warriors left heavy arms including rocket launchers in these villages.

More than 70 ISIL holy warriors were reportedly killed in the Bayirbucak region during the operation.

Syria Turkmen Assembly Chairman Abdurrahman Mustafa demanded anti-aircraft weapons from Turkey and the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition, saying it was very hard to "fight against Russian jets making strikes to support Assad forces."

The target of the Syrian military is to take over the control of the whole "Turkmen Mountain," Mustafa said.

Some 200 Turkmens have crossed over to the Turkish side of the border so far, he added.

Ankara has expressed its anger over the bombing campaign by Russian and Syrian regime jets in the region, summoning Moscow's ambassador to the Foreign Ministry last week to protest.
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India-Pakistan
2 kidnappers detained in Chaman
CHAMAN: Levies team has arrested two accused involved in abduction of a woman during a crackdown on Sunday.

According to details, Levies team conducted an operation during which two kidnappers identified as Abdul Wadood and Baz Muhammad were arrested.

The detainees were stated to be heads of kidnapper’s gang and they had abducted a woman from Ismailzai Syedan area of Pishin some three month ago. Raids to rescue the abducted woman were underway.
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Man shot dead in Mach
QUETTA: Unidentified gunmen killed a man near his house in Mach area of Bolan district on late Saturday night.

According to Levies sources, the victim identified as Tanveer Ahmad was standing near his house when armed assailants opened fire at him killing him on the spot and fled away.

The body of the deceased was handed over to the heirs after legal formalities.
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TV reporter gunned down in Kyber
PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen on Sunday killed a TV journalist, police said, the second such murder this month in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Attackers riding a motorcycle fired on 42-year-old Hafeez ur Rehman near his home on the outskirts of Kohat district.

“He was hit by three bullets and died on the spot,” Fazal Naeem, a police spokesman in Kohat, said.

The killing came weeks after a similar attack, later reportedly claimed by Taliban militants, on Zaman Mehsud, a newspaper journalist in the nearby town of Tank.

Rehman, who had been working as a journalist for 12 years, was employed by the Neo TV network. He was also publisher of his own daily, Asia, until it folded earlier this year.

The motive behind the latest attack was unclear. Rehman had not previously reported any threats against him.

But journalists in the region are often targeted by militants, mainly the Taliban.

The militants have lately expressed unhappiness at the lack of coverage given to them by the Pakistani media.

The killing was the fifth attack on members of the media in the past three months.

A TV news technician and journalist were killed in separate incidents in the port city of Karachi in September, while a journalist was shot and injured in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

More than 70 Pakistani journalists and other media workers have lost their lives since 2001 while pursuing their duties, according to a UN report.

The report criticised a widespread culture of impunity and ranked Pakistan as the world’s fifth worst country in terms of the number of unresolved cases of violence against journalists.
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Iranian forces fire mortar shells into Pakistani territory
[Dawn] QUETTA: Iranian border guards reportedly fired four mortar shells into the Pakistani territory on Saturday, Levies sources said.

The mortar shells fired by the Iranian border guards landed near Pak-Iran border district of Panjgur.

Levies sources said the mortar shells landed almost 120 metres inside Pakistani territory, however, no loss of life or property was reported but a sense of panic prevailed among the people living near the Pak-Iran border.

Frontier Corps, Levies and other law enforcement personnel reached the spot and security was tightened following the border violation by Iranian border forces.

Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Mujeeb Qambrani lodged serious protest with the Iranian border guards with regard to violation of the territory.

"The deputy commissioner dispatched a letter to his Iranian counterpart," a senior administration officer in Mekran Division told Dawn.com.

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3 security elements die in Waziristan
DERA ISMAIL KHAN / KHAR: Three security personnel were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Warghara area of Tiarza tehsil in South Waziristan tribal region on Sunday.

Intelligence sources said the personnel were patrolling the area when an improvised explosive device placed by the road exploded. One soldier died on the spot and three others suffered critical injuries.

The injured were rushed to a field hospital in FR Jandullah where two of them died.

Mehsud Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The group’s spokesman, Azam Tariq Mehsud, said its members carried out the attack in which eight security personnel lost their lives.

Also on Sunday, two security men were injured in a roadside blast in Kaman Gara area of Bajaur Agency.

Published in Dawn, November 23rd, 2015
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Iraq
2 civilians die in Baghdad bombing attack
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Sunday, that ten people were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded this morning near a popular restaurant in Sabaa al-Bour area north of Baghdad, resulting in the killing of two people and wounding eight others.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, added: “A security force rushed to the area of the incident and transported the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment, and the bodies of the dead to the forensic medicine department, while a raid and search operation was carried out to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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Iraqi forces liberate parts of Anbar
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The leader of Albu Nimir tribe in Anbar province, Naim al-Gaood, announced on Saturday lifting the siege on 70 families that were besieged by the so-called “ISIS” in the area of TharThar north of the city of Ramadi.

Gaood said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the tribe of Albu Nimir, supported by other clans, conducted a tactical operation and managed to free 70 families, including women, children and elders that were besieged by ISIS in the area of TharThar north of Ramadi,” adding that, “The operation was carried out in coordination with the commander of al-Jazeerah Operations, Maj. Gen. Ali Dabun, and the deputy commander of al-Jazeerah Operations, Brig. Gen. Musa al-Asadi.”

The statement added, “The tribal fighters were able to kill 35 terrorists from the organization, in addition to destroying five vehicles belonging to them.”
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12 ISIS elements including Top Dawgs killed in Kirkuk airstrikes
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province announced on Saturday, that 12 ISIS elements, including senior leaders, have been killed in an aerial bombardment by the international coalition southwest of the province.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition bombed intensively ISIS sites in three villages in the district of Zab in Hawija District (65 km southwest of Kirkuk), resulting in the death of seven elements of the organization as well as the destruction of nine sites.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added: “Coalition warplanes also bombed the home of a top leader in central Hawija, killing five memebers of the organization, including senior leaders.”
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#1  12 SIS Elements? Even Badanov refuses to call them Islamic!
Posted by: Frank G || 11/23/2015 9:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I bin watching BadMan, in my opinion he's kinda iffy. Course he's a tricky one, like most machinists.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/23/2015 10:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Did it ever occur to you I just misspelled sissy? :)
Posted by: badanov || 11/23/2015 13:28 Comments || Top||

#4  :-( you changed it, lol.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/23/2015 15:31 Comments || Top||


35 ISIS Bad Guys die in Anbar operation
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Badiya and al-Jazeera Operations in Anbar province announced on Sunday, that 35 ISIS elements were killed in a security operation west of the city of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The commander of al-Badiya and al-Jazeera Operations Ali Ibrahim Dbon said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The security forces have carried out, at noon today, a proactive security operation targeting ISIS members in the village of Umm Dibs in Haditha District (170 km west of Ramadi), resulting in the killing of 35 elements of the organization and the bombing of five vehicles.”

Dbon added, “The operation also resulted in freeing 210 people; mostly women and children from the tribe of Albu Nimr.”
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Coalition airstrikes hammer ISIS near Erbil
[Rudaw] Coalition Arclight airstrikes pounded 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 (ISIS) on the Gwer front 30 kilometers south of Erbil on Sunday, destroying five armored vehicles and the bandidos Death Eaters inside, security officials said.

"The Arclight airstrikes destroyed five ISIS armored vehicles and the people inside," said Karim Gharib, a Peshmerga officer.

He added that the attacks also demolished a cement factory in the village of Kanash that the bandidos Death Eaters had been using as a military base.

The warplanes also targeted the nearby villages of Dwezat and Safina, Gharib said.

The numbers of ISIS casualties were not immediately known.

Coalition warplanes have been targeting ISIS on the Gwer-Makhmour front, hammering its military bases.
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Iraqi ministry of culture targeted in twin Baghdad bombings
[Rudaw] A bomb detonated Sunday near the Iraqi ministry of culture in Baghdad, but officials say the kaboom caused no casualties.

The incident at the ministry coincided with another Baghdad kaboom that security sources are reporting may have killed several people.

Ministry spokeswoman Zahra al-Jubouri told Rudaw officials believe the bomb was planted on a car inside a garage belonging to the ministry. "The bomb was linked to one of the ministry's cars and after entering the garage it exploded," she said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pond, the radioactive tadpoles grown into frogs. Really big frogs, in fact...
the second, deadly boom-mobile kaboom occurred in Baghdad's Rasafa district, with an exact casualty figure still unknown.

Baghdad and outlying areas see near-daily bombings. Many of them are later 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, which seized large parts of the country during a stunning 2014 blitz offensive.
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#1  Can't have culture. That would be anti-Islamic.
Posted by: frozen al || 11/23/2015 10:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Arab version of "performance art?"
Posted by: Pappy || 11/23/2015 12:03 Comments || Top||


Iraqi general: ISIS trying to use motorcycle-borne suicide attackers
[Rudaw] An Iraqi military official said Sunday that 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....
was using new approaches to send suicide kaboomers and that Iraqi forces had foiled two recent suicide attacks.

"During the past two days ISIS murderous Moslems attempted to use different techniques to send suicide attackers in Ramadi and instead of planting explosives and sending boom-mobiles they used cycle of violence suicide attacks to target security and the Iraqi army," Major General Ismail Mahalawi, the head of the Anbar operations command, said in a presser.

Mahalawi said the Iraqi army foiled two cycle of violence suicide attacks in southern Ramadi and killed three ISIS suicide attackers who aimed to detonate themselves at Iraqi army positions.

"ISIS is defeated in Ramadi and Anbar province completely, and is seeking several ways for Dire Revenge," Mahalawi added.

ISIS seized Ramadi on May 17, 2015 and has controlled most of Anbar--the largest province in Iraq--ever since its lightning assault across Iraq in 2014.

.
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#1  They're running out of Humvees?
Posted by: Pappy || 11/23/2015 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  ..no real maintenance guys. Big on boomers, short on mechanics.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/23/2015 8:37 Comments || Top||

#3  All hat and no vet.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/23/2015 10:01 Comments || Top||

#4  the Iraqi army foiled two cycle of violence suicide attacks

Shouldn't that be two-cycle of violence?
Posted by: SteveS || 11/23/2015 19:35 Comments || Top||


10 killed, wounded in bomb blast north of Baghdad
A source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Sunday, that ten people were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad. The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded this morning near a popular restaurant in Sabaa al-Bour area north of Baghdad, resulting in the killing of two people and wounding eight others.”

The source added: “A security force rushed to the area of the incident and transported the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment, and the bodies of the dead to the forensic medicine department, while a raid and search operation was carried out to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Two Palestinians killed as violence continues
Two Palestinians, including a teen, attacked Israelis with knives and a car in the West Bank Sunday and were killed when civilians and security forces intervened, the latest in a nearly two-month wave of violence.
Brought knives to a gunfight and got what they deserved. Though the progressives, Democrats and MSM (but I repeat myself) will not report what happened and instead just go on with their preferred narrative...
No Israelis were reported seriously wounded in the two attacks, which occurred after the violence had shown signs of subsiding last week before a new series of assaults began on Thursday.

Sunday's first attack saw a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who tried to stab an Israeli run over by a Jewish settler then shot dead by soldiers. The Israeli military said in a statement that the attack occurred at a junction south of Nablus, adding that "forces and a bystander responded to the immediate threat, shooting the attacker".

Palestinian security officials confirmed she had died of her wounds and identified her as Asheraqat Qatanani, from Askar refugee camp near Nablus. The attack occurred in an area known to Israelis as Samaria Junction and to Palestinians as Hawwara Junction.

A Jewish settler in the area, Gershon Mesika, said he hit the assailant with his car before a soldier shot her.

"I saw a terrorist running after a child... and I saw her holding a knife," he told army radio. "I broke to the right and hit her full-speed with the car. She fell and then a soldier came and finished the job."

The army did not confirm who the attacker was targeting.

Later, a Palestinian driving a taxi attempted to ram into civilians and charged at them with a knife before being shot dead, police said.

"A Palestinian man at Kfar Adumim junction in a Palestinian taxi tried to run over civilians," a statement said.

"When he failed he exited the car with a knife and attempted to stab. The terrorist was shot by a civilian and died of his wounds."

It provided no further details on the civilian. A hospital spokeswoman said a 51-year-old Israeli was lightly wounded by the car ramming.
The Jerusalem Post adds it was three up, three down:
A Paleostinian terrorist stabbed and killed Hadar Buchris, 21, as she stood at a bus stop at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Sunday afternoon.

It was the third such West Bank attack of the day and the second at the junction in the last four days.

The IDF has banned Paleostinian workers from entering the Gush Etzion settlements on Monday, a front man for the Gush Etzion Regional Council said.

IDF forces who responded to Sunday's attack immediately shot and killed the suspected stabber, who was identified as Atzam Tuabata, a 34-year-old resident of Beit Fajar, near Bethlehem in the West Bank.

According to the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), Tuabata did not have a criminal record.
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#1  Jooooooooooooos surf on "waves of violence
Posted by: Shipman || 11/23/2015 10:24 Comments || Top||

#2  "I saw a terrorist running after a child... and I saw her holding a knife," he told army radio. "I broke to the right and hit her full-speed with the car. She fell and then a soldier came and finished the job."

Get that man a prize.

"Pally don't surf."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/23/2015 19:04 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Official, policeman injured in NPA attack
[Inquirer] A town councilor and a policeman were injured on Friday after suspected New People's Army militants attacked a police patrol car that was heading for a remote village in Daraga, Albay. Injured in the attack were Daraga Municipal Councilor Mark Magalona and policeman John Mallorca, according to Albay provincial police director Marlo Meneses.

Meneses said a group of suspected militants attacked the police car . on Friday morning. The five policemen on board the patrol car were able to return fire but the councilor and Mallorca were hit in the gunfight. The NPA militants retreated when police reinforcements arrived.
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Suspect arrested in slaying of Thai ranger
[Bangkok Post] Thai security forces nabbed a murder suspect in a raid on a house in Songkhla province on Sunday morning.

The combined police and military team laid siege to the house in Sabayoi district and arrested Abdulloh Mabo, who was wanted for the murder of Ek-udom Sasutham, a military ranger. Ek-udom was found dead in a rubber plantation on November 19. He had been shot five times.

The suspect, who denied the allegations against him, was taken to the district police station for further questioning. Abdulloh was once charged along with 16 others with illegal assembly of armed elements in support of a separatist movement. He was acquitted of that charge in 2010.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran arrests ISIS-linked jihadist cell on border with Iraq
ERBIL – Iranian security forces have detained a number of suspects linked to the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) near the country’s western border with Iraq, the head of the Revolutionary Guards, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said on Sunday.

“The security forces were tracking down a militant group that intended to destabilize Iran’s security,” he told reporters in Tehran.

Jafari said that one of the terror group’s networks was identified and arrested in Kermanshah province in western Iran.

The Iranian official did not disclose how these ISIS-linked members have been arrested and the whereabouts of the operation.

“The remaining groups are now under surveillance,” Jafari said, stressing “they will be captured at the proper time.”

The IRGC head pointed out that “terrorists” employ “diverse logistic networks”.

Iran has been heavily engaged in the conflict in Syria and Iraq under the pretext of combatting ISIS. In Syria, Iran has made apparent efforts to bolster the faltering regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against moderate rebels. In Iraq, it has remarkably backed the mostly-Shiite government, building a major sectarian force there under the banner “Popular Mobilization Forces”.

Iran is known as the largest Shiite power in the Middle East. It has been supporting Shiite movements in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere against rival Sunni political and military forces.

Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been sent to Syria and Iraq at the invitation of both countries’ governments in order to back their military forces on ground against ISIS and opposition groups.

Jafari stressed that Iran has imposed strict security measures in order to avoid possible terror attacks by ISIS.

“Without security precautions by the government, ISIS could have launched terror attacks in Iran,” he said.

“They (ISIS) might carry out small attacks, but they cannot disturb stability in Iran as happened in other countries,” he argued.

On Saturday, the Iranian ministry of information said it killed members of “terrorist cells” who had planned to carry out bombings in two provinces in the country.

“The security forces captured members of a terrorist cell in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan, who had planned to launch terror attacks with the use of 150 kilograms of explosives.”
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Turkey starts with the establishment of ‘safe zone’ north Syria
Safe zones, gun free zones, all known in miliary circles by the same name: Target Rich environmentt
ALEPPO – Backed by U.S. and Turkish fighter jets, the Syrian rebel group of the Levant Front raised up Sunday its movements on the borderline with Turkey northern Syria to help establish a possible “safe zone” with the support of Turkey, military sources reported.

Turkey aims to declare the area stretching from Jarablus to Azaz in the northern and eastern countryside of Aleppo province, northern Syria, as a “safe zone” following the expulsion of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) form the key towns in that area.

The Levant Front rebels started to dismantle land-mines planted by ISIS in several areas of northern Aleppo. The explosion of mines has earlier led to the death of a number of civilians in the province.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo suburbs, spokesman of the Levant Front Saleh Zein confirmed that their rebels in cooperation with the mostly-Turkmen group of Sultan Murad have intensified their military operations against ISIS in northern Aleppo, amid a large-scale air support by the Turkish air force to the rebels in the area.

On Saturday, the rebel groups were able to expel ISIS militants from the towns Dalha and Harjala north of Aleppo.

Zein pointed out that Turkey has officially started with the initial steps of establishing the safe zone in northern Syria, after intensifying its military support to the Turkmen rebel group of Sultan Murad under the pretext of combatting ISIS on the outskirts of Jarablus, Marea and Azaz.

In the meantime, the engineering unit in the Levant Front was able to dismantle more than 300 land-mines planted by ISIS in the vicinity of Dalha and Harjala villages ــfollowing the death of four civilians due to the explosion of mines on Saturday.

The hardline group had been in control of Dalha and Harjala (5 km from the Syrian-Turkish border) since a year and a half before being expelled by the Turkey-backed forces.
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ISIS in Syria imposes new regulations on women
Obama Administration officials: Waidaminnit! You can do that?!?
ISTANBUL – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) has issued a number of new rules and regulations for women who want to make jihadist operations against opponents, including detailed guidepost for those who “got the permission” of being suicide bombers.

An Arab woman asked the group for publishing the jihad guidelines, wondering how she could serve the mujahideen (jihadist fighters) if the war waged in ‘Bilad al-Haramain’ (in reference to Saudi Arabia).

The group responded to the female sympathizer by releasing a statement including basic guidelines for jihadi women.

“Women can make jihad to support the religion of God according to their capabilities, whether by nursing, sewing, or serving through cooking, washing and other things,” the ISIS-linked Zura Foundation quoted the group’s statement as saying.

The group pointed out if a woman is raided in her house, she may defend herself with weapons, detonating her suicide belt if needed. “She has the right to bomb it without the permission of others (apparently from the group),” the statement read.

“She also can fight without the permission of others, in case she was under attack by infidels,” said the group’s Foundation, adding: “Women are allowed to carry out martyrdom (suicidal) operations only if the Emir (ISIS leading member) orders it.”

“Women may use a sniper rifle according to orders from the Emir,” the group argued.

The statement added that women are also invited to military training only if they were dressed according to Sharia and separated from men.

Last week, it was believed a woman, identified as Hasna Ait Boulachen, had blown herself up in Paris during a security raid that followed the deadly attacks in the French capital, during which 129 have been killed and more than 300 others wounded.

Regardless of their exact role within the group, regional and western governments are concerned about their female citizens who join the group and become radicalized.
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US, allies conduct 16 strikes in Iraq, nine in Syria
[Ynet] The United States and its allies conducted 16 strikes 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....
in Iraq and nine in Syria on Saturday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement.

Five of the Iraq strikes hit around Ramadi, destroying weapons, tactical units and fighting positions, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Sunday. The coalition also struck targets in nine other Iraqi cities including Sinjar, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and Tikrit.

The coalition said it used bomber, attack, ground-attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.

In Syria, five strikes near al Hasaka destroyed two Islamic State vehicles and three structures, and maimed an undisclosed number of holy warriors, it said. Three other strikes hit near al Hawl and one near Mar'a.
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