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AQIM shares responsibility for Mali hotel killings
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Afghanistan
The uncertain fate of another Supreme Leader of Taliban
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The story of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Supreme Leader of Taliban, is now getting close to that of Mullah Mohmmad Omar's, whose death was covered up for years.

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...
had died at least two years before but Taliban were repeatedly rejecting the report and covering up the news until July 2015.

Taliban were even issuing statements and releasing messages to media under the signature of dead-Mullah Omar.

But after a splinter group of Taliban unveiled his death to media, the group's core committee "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...
" also confirmed the news and majority of the committee's members appointed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Masnour, deputy to Mullah Omar, as their Supreme Leader.

Now reports suggest that Mullah Akhtar Mansour received serious injuries in a clash with rival group close to Quetta city of Pakistain and later departed this vale of tears in the hospital. But Taliban reject the report adding up to the believe that Mullah Omar's vague myth might be repeated.

Rooters news agency quotes a senior Taliban capo as saying that Mullah Mansour has died and his deputy Sheikh Haibatullah Akhundzada is poised to take over the leadership.

"I personally believe Sheikh Haibatullah Akhundzada and the Emirate will announce his death at an appropriate time later," he said, employing the term the Taliban use to describe their movement. "I am hundred percent sure that Mullah Mansour is no more," he said.

A commander of the dissident group of Taliban under the leadership of Mullah Mohammad Rasoul also says that Mullah Akhtar Mansour is died.

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
front man for the group that supports Mullah Akhtar Mansour call the report a "propaganda", the same term they used to reject the news of Mullah Omar's death before it was confirmed.

"Well, we are trying to locate him through our people to get his voice and release to the media to kill these rumors spread by the Afghan puppet government," Mujahid is quoted by Rooters as saying.

Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Expect a health update in 2018. Send flowers.
Posted by: Betty Hitler2611 || 12/06/2015 3:34 Comments || Top||

#2  We are trying to find him? A common reframe.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 12/06/2015 9:18 Comments || Top||

#3  He'll be alive long enough for the ISI to find a replacement, and break a few heads getting everyone to "meet the new boss."
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2015 9:55 Comments || Top||

#4  "He's not dead. He always smells like that"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/06/2015 11:46 Comments || Top||


33 IS-Khorasan militants killed, 4 wounded in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 33 forces of Evil belonging 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....
(IS) which also goes by its Arabic name Daesh [Islamic State] have been killed and four others maimed security operation 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.

IS-Khorasan suffered the newest casualties in Karkani and Trili areas of the restive Achin District in past 24 hours.

According to another report, spokesperson of Nangarhar police headquarters survived a kaboom on way to Achin District this morning.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal was going to participate in the security operation, ongoing against Daesh [Islamic State] and Taliban in Achin District from the past seven weeks, when his vehicle ran over a landmine in Shinwar Qala area of Bati Kot District.

Officials say, everybody in the vehicle survived the blast but the vehicle slightly damaged.

No group has immediately grabbed credit for the kaboom.

This comes four days after Nangarhar's police chief General Fazal Ahmad Shirzad survived a similar attack on his way to Achin District.

Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban Release Audio Recording Said to Be From Leader
[WSJ] The Taliban on Saturday released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, to dispute the Afghan government’s claim that he had been wounded or killed in a gunfight between members of the group.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Anybody seen Rich Little lately?
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2015 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  ...FROM AUDIO TRANSCRIPT: "Yeah, it's really me...See? Look at this newspaper! Now, about killing infidels..."

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 12/06/2015 10:18 Comments || Top||

#3  transcripted from the Oujia board "conversation"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/06/2015 11:47 Comments || Top||

#4  "My voice is my passport"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 12/06/2015 14:53 Comments || Top||

#5  The voice of the victor, Mansour,
Reviving, in case you weren't sure:
"If you think that I died,
Feel this wound in my AIEEEE
Or this one in my SHUT THE BACK DOOR!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/06/2015 15:28 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Another Ajdabiya killing
By Ajnadin Mustafa.

Tripoli, 5 December 2015:

Ajdabiya has seen yet another assassination today in which a Libyan army solder was gunned down outside a bank.

The victim, said to be a member of Al-Jawareh Brigade, was named as Musa Fakri. He was murdered outside the Wahda Bank. Local sources are blaming IS for the crime.

The succession of murders and kidnappings continues despite attempts by Ajdabiyah’s elders to bring them to a halt.
Posted by: badanov || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:


AQIM shares responsibility for Mali hotel killings
[AA.TR] The head of an al-Qaeda group has claimed joint responsibility for the Nov. 20 hotel attack in Bamako, Mali, which left 19 people dead.

Abdelmalik Droukdel
... aka Abdel Wadoud, was a regional leader of the GSPC for several years before becoming the group's supremo in 2004 following the death of then-leader Nabil Sahraoui. Under Abdel Wadoud's leadership the GSPC has sought to develop itself from a largely domestic entity into a larger player on the international terror stage. In September 2006 it was announced that the GSPC had joined forces with al-Qaeda and in January 2007 the group officially changed its name to the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb....
, leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, released a video late Friday sharing responsibility for the deadly attack with another bully boy group, al-Mourabitoun.

The leader of that group, Algerian Mokhtar Belmokhtar, pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda last May.

Friday's video also denied that the two organizations had pledged allegiance to Daesh [Islamic State], describing the group as their enemy.

Formed in 2013, al-Mourabitoun is active in northern Mali and Africa's Sahel region
... North Africa's answer to the Pak tribal areas...
.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [486 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Bomb attack kills at least 16 people in Cairo
Masked men attacked a fish restaurant in Cairo early on Friday killing at least 16 people and wounding 5 others, reports say.

The attack occurred early on Friday morning in Cairo’s Agouza district in Giza. Police and reporters at the scene say three masked men threw Molotov cocktail bomb at the fish restaurant that is open late into the night. Accounts say the bomb caused a huge fire and most of the victims are staff of the restaurant.

According to press reporters, one of the attackers had previously worked in the restaurant.

Reasons of the attack are still unclear.
Just as in San Bernardino...
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Does El Sisi's minister of justice promise to persecute anti-Islamic speech?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/06/2015 2:11 Comments || Top||

#2  three masked men threw Molotov cocktail bomb at the fish restaurant that is open late into the night

Good thing they didn't use guns. That would have been worse.

Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2015 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Not authentic Islamists?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/06/2015 11:37 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Army arrests Boko Haram chief cameraman
[THENEWSNIGERIA.NG] The Nigerian army says it has incarcerated
You have the right to remain silent...
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...
chief cameraman in a tweet posted today.

He was identified as Abdullahi Abubakar Sadiq, Number 58 on the wanted list of 100 Boko Haram kingpins.

According to Col. Sani Usman, Sadiq was arrested today by vigilant troops of 28 Task Force Brigade.

The suspect was arrested at Uba town, Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

The troops also arrested two other suspected Boko Haram bully boyz at Rumirgo and Kilakasa
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  next up? The Key Grip
Posted by: Frank G || 12/06/2015 11:49 Comments || Top||


Nigeria arrests 9 alleged Boko Haram extremists in Abuja
[FOXNEWS] Nigeria's intelligence agency says it has locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
nine alleged 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...
murderous Moslems plotting attacks on Abuja, the capital, over the festive season.

Saturday's statement follows a warning Friday from the U.S. Embassy that murderous Moslems may be planning attacks on hotels favored by Westerners.

The Department of State Security says one of the nine men arrested was carrying out surveillance of a "high-profile hotel." It says all nine were detained in the past month and had infiltrated the capital in central Nigeria from the country's northeast where most bad boy attacks occur.

Boko Haram has claimed previous suicide and car kabooms that have killed hundreds in Abuja. Their suicide kabooms, village raids and kidnappings continue in the northeast.

Nigeria's 6-year Islamic uprising has killed 20,000 people and spread to neighboring countries.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


3 women blamed for Lake Chad suicide bombings that killed dozens
A deadly attack took the lives of at least 27 people in Africa. A local market on the island of Koulfoua, in Chad was struck, according to the BBC and AP, injuring at least 90. A Chad police spokesman said three female suicide bombers carried out Saturday's attack.

The Lake Chad region straddles the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. The area has been attacked repeatedly by the Boko Haram militant group, and the region is under a state of emergency.

As many as 17,000 people have been killed in the area since 2009, when Boko Haram began fighting authorities in a bid to impose Islamist rule in Northern Nigeria, reports the BBC.

The human rights organization Amnesty International says some 3,500 have been killed in the area so far in 2015. The Boko Haram group "continues to pose significant threat to the lives of civilians on an almost daily basis across northeast Nigeria and to the neighboring countries Cameroon, Chad and Niger," the group says.

The swampy maze of islands in these border areas has become one of the main targets by Boko Haram because they can hide easily in waterways, reports Reuters.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Scores of rebels killed in fighting with Yemeni resistance
Scores of Iranian-backed coup militias were killed in heavy fighting with Yemen’s national army and resistance fighters in Taiz on Saturday as the national allies pursued an offensive to seize the Southeastern governorate.

Three Houthis were killed and six others were wounded in a resistance attack near Al Barh area in Taiz while a rebel armoured vehicle was destroyed by the resistance in Hareer area, Yemen’s Masdar Online news network said.

It quoted resistance sources as saying several other Houthis were killed or wounded in a resistance attack on a key rebel position in Al Hawala area in Taiz.

The sources said the resistance also repulsed an attempt by the Houthis and their allies to advance towards Useifra area.

The report said the Houthis and their allies retaliated on Saturday by shelling residential areas, killing three children aged between four and 10 years.

It said the nationalists, backed by the Arab coalition air forces, pressed on with a major offensive launched last month to eject the insurgents and end Taiz’s siege.
Posted by: badanov || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:


Bangladesh
6 injured in bomb blasts on Hindu gathering in Bangladesh
[NATION.PK] DHAKA: At least six people were maimed, with three in a critical condition, after a series of kabooms on Saturday at a Hindu religious gathering in northern Bangladesh, a police official said.

The attack follows the shooting and wounding of an Italian doctor working in the same region last month, and the earlier murders of an Italian and a Japanese citizen in separate attacks claimed by 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....
The latest incident occurred in Dinajpur district, 415 km (260 miles) north of the capital Dhaka when a series of bombs went kaboom! as hundreds of devotees attended a religious ceremony known as "Rushmela", Abdul Mazid, the officer in-charge of Kahalur cop shoppe, told Rooters.

The attack came after recent threats to the temple's priest, urging him not to organize any religious gatherings, Mazid said.

Five people were tossed into the calaboose for interrogation, he said.

Bomb attacks on Hindu religious gatherings are rare in Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

The country has suffered a rising tide of Islamist violence over the past year. Four online critics of religious militancy have been hacked to death, among them a U.S. citizen of Bangladesh origin.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Britain
Man with machete shouts 'this is for Syria', stabs Londoner
A man was stabbed in the ticket hall at Leytonstone station this evening by another man who witnesses say shouted "This is for Syria" as he slashed his throat. Another three are thought to have been injured.
'Thought' to have been injured? Either they were or they weren't. Why don't you figure it out, Mr. Reporter, and let us know?
Well, you know, machete wounds, they're kinda insubstantial...
Police said they used a taser on the suspect as he threatened others with a knife, before they managed to arrest him.

The victim was rushed to hospital in a serious condition with multiple stab wounds, paramedics said.

Frightened witnesses described how their normal Saturday night-out turned into a horror show. One said the victim was an "elderly" man with a younger female family member while another said the man had a long knife, which looked like a machete. A video taken by another witness shows a big pool of blood just outside the ticket barrier as police confront the attacker, then taser him before putting handcuffs on him and arresting him.

People who had just got off the Tube ran back onto the train in a bid to escape the attacker.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Police were called at 19:06hrs on Saturday, 5 December, to reports of a stabbing at Leytonstone underground station. The male suspect was reportedly threatening other people with a knife.

"Met officers attended the scene. A man was arrested at 19:14hrs and taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

"A Taser was discharged by one of the Met officers.

"Officers from British Transport Police are now dealing with the incident at the scene. We are aware of one man having sustained serious stab injuries. We await details of any other injuries."
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Palestine comes to Albion.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/06/2015 2:03 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect Chicago transit police would have handled this differently.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/06/2015 2:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Hmmm...tasered, handcuffed and arrested in the act of stabbing and chopping people with a machete.

Here you're choked out for selling cigarettes or shot 16 times while trippin' down the street.

I don't get a sense of balance.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/06/2015 6:40 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Argentina arrests Syrians traveling on false Greek passports
[NEWS.YAHOO] Authorities in Argentina
...a country located on the other side of the Deep South. It is covered with Pampers and inhabited by Grouchos, who dance the Tangle. They used to have some islands called the Malvinas located where the Falklands are now. They're not supposed to cry for Evita...
jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
six Syrians who flew into the South American country on false Greek passports, a front man for the federal police told Rooters on Saturday, adding that the bogus travel documents were probably obtained in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
.

The six, including one minor, were taken into custody at a downtown Buenos Aires hotel on Friday after landing at the city's Ezeiza International Airport on Thursday, the front man said.

A spate of detentions in South and Central America over recent weeks show the region has become a route for Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Less than three weeks ago, five Syrian men who had paid smugglers $10,000 each to travel through Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica were detained in Honduras as they tried to head north to the United States.

Those arrested on Friday were unarmed and charged only with using false travel documents, said the front man. A court hearing has been set for Wednesday, as Monday and Tuesday are public holidays in Argentina. The detainee under the age of 18 was undergoing psychological counseling.

"No more information will be released until they make statements before a judge," said the front man, who did not disclose the origin of the flight the Syrians took to Ezeiza.

"They are being very cooperative," he said.

The earlier cases sparked alarm among some U.S. politicians after it emerged at least one of the attackers involved in the deadly shootings and suicide kabooms in Gay Paree last month may have entered Europe among migrants registered in Greece.

In October Brazil detained eight Iraqi nationals who police said were traveling on false Greek passports they had obtained in Turkey. A trickle of immigrants also reach the U.S. land border from other countries fighting Islamist insurgencies.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:


The Grand Turk
2 Turk soldiers die in battles with Kurd kommies
ARA News

CIZRE – At least three Turkish security forces were killed and several more wounded in clashes with rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast, officials said on Saturday.

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and three others wounded when PKK rebels opened fire on their vehicle in the southeastern Kurdish town of Cizre near the Syrian border, according to army officials.

This coincided with a security operation by the Turkish troops in Cizre under the pretext of pursuing PKK affiliates in the town.

Also on Saturday, a Turkish police officer was killed and another wounded during clashes with PKK fighters in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey.

The Turkish authorities have imposed a curfew on major towns and villages in the Kurdish provinces of Diyarbakir and Şırnak subsequent to clashes with the PKK rebels.

Violence resumed between Turkey and the Kurdish fighters of the PKK last July, breaking a two-year ceasefire between the conflicting sides that has been reached after negotiations between the Turkish government and the imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan. The PKK-Turkey conflict has claimed lives of more than 40,000 people over three decades.

Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri
Posted by: badanov || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [381 views] Top|| File under:

#1  To the writer: communism is the closest thing to freedom Mo will ever see.
Posted by: Shomoting Protector of the Veps4545 || 12/06/2015 1:31 Comments || Top||

#2  I think this fellow would have disagreed.

But then, history just doesn't seem to be some folks' 'thing'.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2015 10:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Pappy, two thumbs up.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 12/06/2015 10:48 Comments || Top||

#4  I think this fellow would have disagreed.

Didn't work, did it?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/06/2015 10:51 Comments || Top||

#5  He died on November 10, 1938, from cirrhosis of the liver.

Poor bugger. I can't imagine what might have brought that on, client population, etc.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/06/2015 10:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Didn't work, did it?

Lasted longer than the Russian Soviet brand of communism.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2015 11:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Because both totally inappropriate to the subject populations?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/06/2015 11:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Dunno. Both seem to like having authoritarians in charge. Kemalism was contained to Turkey and and thus a lot less lethal to the world.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2015 12:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Collectivism is no go for anyone (unless you're a xeno evolved from social insects). Military dictatorship is, probably, the most common form of human government
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/06/2015 13:05 Comments || Top||

#10  ..considering the leadership position for thousands of years required a military leader to keep the neighbors at bay, it was a skill requirement for the top job.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/06/2015 18:32 Comments || Top||


Turkey detains 8 Daesh members on border with Syria
[AA.TR] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
detained eight Daesh [Islamic State] members in southern Kilis province, the Turkish military said Saturday.

The group, including three children, were held by border troops on Friday in Elbeyli town of Kilis as they were attempting to cross illegally into Turkey from Syria, Turkish General Staff said in a statement on its official website.

It added that they were caught with an AK-47 rifle, rounds and four grenades.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
Barook to discuss Farook and ISIS tonight at 8 p.m.
[Boston Herald] President Obama is set to address the nation tonight from the Oval Office about how to defeat evolving terror threats and what investigators have learned about the bloodshed in San Bernardino, Calif. -- an attack that ISIS has claimed was carried out by two "supporters" of its caliphate.
Stern lecture and NRA bashing at 8:00, Loretta Lynch in tow.
Obama, scheduled to speak at 8 p.m., is expected to reiterate his conviction that ISIS will be destroyed, the White House said, one day after he spoke to French President Francois Hollande, who offered the country his condolences for the California killings.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/06/2015 09:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [668 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The evening before Pearl Harbor Day. Somehow that's appropriate.
Posted by: Matt || 12/06/2015 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Pearl Harbor Day is December 7th.

And he has nothing to say that I wish to hear.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2015 10:02 Comments || Top||

#3  ...I've got a bad feeling about this....

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 12/06/2015 10:15 Comments || Top||

#4  ...I've got a bad feeling about this....
Mike Posted by Mike Kozlowski


Firearms purchasing in the last few days has been chaotic.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/06/2015 10:18 Comments || Top||

#5  At least I have enough time to read up on the Crusades.
Posted by: Matt || 12/06/2015 10:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Sorry, I wouldn't walk across the street to see him if he were handing out Rolex Submariners and fists full of $100. bills.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/06/2015 10:32 Comments || Top||

#7  He's up against Sunday Night Football. Or will the No Firearms League delay their game telecast so we can hear how it's all whitey's fault?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/06/2015 10:43 Comments || Top||

#8  I look for Obozo to issue an executive order about gun control--something he could never get passed through the legislative process. I'm just speculating but I wouldn't be at all surprised if this happens. Nothing like pissing off a large number of good American citizens during his remaining time in office.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/06/2015 11:52 Comments || Top||

#9  ...I've got a bad feeling about this....

At least I have enough time to read up on the Crusades.


Studied the Constitution like Ali Pasha studied Famagusta.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/06/2015 13:24 Comments || Top||

#10  He's up against Sunday Night Football. Or will the No Firearms League delay their game telecast so we can hear how it's all whitey's fault?

Don't worry - Bob Costas is doing the pregame stuff; I'm sure the smarmy little prick will lecture everybody.
Posted by: Raj || 12/06/2015 14:10 Comments || Top||

#11  He will also probably nag, chastise, and harangue us about being islamophobic.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/06/2015 16:49 Comments || Top||

#12  Is it Islamophobic if I worry about non-Muslims acting like Muslims?
Posted by: gorb || 12/06/2015 17:15 Comments || Top||

#13  You think he's going to comment on all those Progressive talking heads who immediately denounced the right wingers after the PP shooting? Nah, me neither.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/06/2015 18:34 Comments || Top||

#14  "Barook to discuss Farook and ISIS lie through his teeth again (still) tonight"

Fixed. No charge.
Posted by: Barbara || 12/06/2015 18:43 Comments || Top||

#15  Tonight, live on national TV. Champ to jack off the loony left, alienate America's allies, encourage its enemies and blame Republicans for whatever is bugging him that moment. Again.
Posted by: Iblis || 12/06/2015 19:14 Comments || Top||

#16  I'm with john q c, figue he'll issue a exec order to do away with guns
Posted by: chris || 12/06/2015 20:17 Comments || Top||

#17  We have to depend on 0bama being smarter than the oracs? Gulp.

Who wrote his speech? Not the bammer's usual fare. I wonder much he actually believes?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 12/06/2015 20:33 Comments || Top||

#18  I don't understand why we're still giving him deference? Fuck him, and Loretta Lynch as well.
Posted by: Crusader || 12/06/2015 22:10 Comments || Top||

#19  Well,...maybe for a Rolex.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/06/2015 22:32 Comments || Top||


Farook's Mother Active In US Branch Of Pro-Caliphate Islamic Group
[Daily Caller] Rafia Farook, the mother of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, is an active member of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a Muslim organization that promotes the establishment of a caliphate and has ties to a radical Pakistani political group called Jamaat-e-Islami.

Farook's affiliation with ICNA was revealed on Friday when MSNBC and other new outlets scoured the Farooks' apartment in Redlands, Cal. An MSNBC reporter found a certificate of appreciation presented to Safia Farook last summer by ICNA's sisters' wing.
ICNA Web Site and fund raising venue.

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#1  An MSNBC reporter found a certificate of appreciation presented to Safia Farook last summer by ICNA's sisters' wing.

Incredible! FBI Benghazi redux. Hat tip to the MSNBC reporter.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/06/2015 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Odds on that MSNBC reporter having a job on Monday?
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2015 11:04 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't think they paid much attention during the background checks to purchase those firearms. Whomever did the background checks for the FBI or ATF should be talking to Congress right now.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/06/2015 13:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Et tu, Mom???

NOT just his Sister or Sister-in-law anymore.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/06/2015 19:56 Comments || Top||


FBI raids home of Farook pal and gun buyer, who recently ck'd into nut house.
[AP] SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California (all times local):

The FBI has not said what it was looking for in a raid early Saturday at the home next door to where San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's family used to live in Riverside, California.

Neighbors say authorities with guns drawn broke windows and used a cutting torch to get into the garage. A neighbor says an old friend of Farook's is the person that lives in the house.

A law enforcement official says that more than three years ago, that person bought two assault rifles later used in the shooting, but authorities haven't been able to talk to him because he checked himself into a mental hospital after the attack.
Since when does that stop law enforcement?
The official was not allowed to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The FBI has said the man is not a suspect in shootings, though they want to question him.
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#1  he checked himself into a mental hospital after the attack
Beginning the "incompetent to stand trial" defense.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/06/2015 6:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Early Saturday I heard a slightly different report, that the man was too distraught to talk to investigators.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/06/2015 7:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Something about pigeons coming home to roost.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 12/06/2015 9:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Do they have an Islamic prayer room at that nut house?
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 12/06/2015 9:19 Comments || Top||

#5  If they don't, they will soon.
Posted by: KBK || 12/06/2015 10:07 Comments || Top||

#6  The FBI has not said what it was looking for in a raid early Saturday at the home next door...

Whatever it was, they won't find it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/06/2015 10:43 Comments || Top||

#7  fbi did not go in to search for anything but wanted to 'assist' the media in accessing the pal's stuff you know for background material and such.....
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#8  My understanding is the FBI found a butt load of ammo and a "stockpile" of weapons in the house in Redlands.

I bet there are more people out there like this guy, buying a weapon as a favor for a friend.

I guess this is how ole Farook stayed dark on the law enforcement radar.
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#9  Friends and family are at the "we disavow any knowledge of his actions" phase of the operation.

Still this bit was from 3 years ago, and before Farook & wife met. I wonder if loony-bin guy, having done a longtime friend a solid back in the day, is now shocked and suicidal at the eventual result. Who knows? Who cares?

The FBI will absolutely prosecute the gun as a straw purchase.
Posted by: Varmint Clunk9643 || 12/06/2015 13:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Should be tried as an accomplice to let other straw purchasers know how serious this shit is.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/06/2015 13:53 Comments || Top||


Suspected San Bernardino gun supplier checks self into mental facility
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. ‐ FBI agents early Saturday raided the home of a man believed to have purchased two military-grade rifles used in this week's deadly rampage in San Bernardino, CA. The FBI is now working to determine whether the man, a former neighbor of one of the attackers, had any knowledge of the plot. The raid targeted Enrique Marquez, who is thought to have bought the two military-grade rifles used in the attack. Marquez, who has not been charged with a crime, has checked himself into a nearby mental health facility.
An NPR radio report I heard a little of on Saturday, mentioned this suspect was too emotionally upset to give much of value to the investigators, although it didn't say the man had checked himself into anything. Sure hope the security is good there.
Since when can law enforcement not questions someone who is in a mental health facility?
An official said Farook had contact with several individuals in Los Angeles who were already being tracked by the FBI.

After her arrival in the United States in the summer of 2014, Malik avoided being in the room with her new male relatives. Because she used a face covering used by some Muslims, even her brother-in-law had never seen her face.
Who was that masked woman anyway?
Malik is known to have been seen outside the couple's home only a handful of times.
Did anyone really what they were seeing?
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#1  All these fvckers (jihadists and their abetters) ought to be checked into a mental facility for a lobotomy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/06/2015 16:51 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
MQM worker dies in custody
KARACHI: A worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) died in the custody on Friday, according to officials.

Nadeem Ahmed, 38, was brought from Central Jail to Civil Hospital Karachi on Friday as his health condition deteriorated, said a hospital official, adding that he died during treatment.

Earlier, Nadeem had been under treatment in the prison’s hospital.

His body was shifted to the mortuary and the magistrate concerned was called to supervise the process for autopsy. However, Nadeem’s family asked the magistrate they did not want the post-mortem examination, which was to be conducted to ascertain the exact cause of death.

The family took away the body, said medico-legal officer, Dr Abdul Ghaffar Shaikh. Apparently, he added, there were no torture marks on the body.

The MQM said that Nadeem was its worker in unit-52 and was arrested by the Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Nov 20.

He was handed over to the Gulshan police on Nov 25 and shifted to Central Jail the next day.

The MQM official claimed that Nadeem, a father of four, was expected to be released on Friday.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2015
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#1  Apparently, he added, there were no torture marks on the body.


these guys are good
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Ex-Punjab minister’s nephew killed in election clash
RAWALPINDI: Raja Shoaib Iqbal, the nephew of former Punjab law minister Raja Basharat, was gunned down and four others were injured in a clash with supporters of the ruling PML-N during the final phase of local government election here on Saturday.

The incident occurred about half an hour before the end of polling at the Government Girls’ Primary School, Ward 3, UC-86 Dhamial.

Mr Iqbal, who was settled in England, had returned to assist his cousin Raja Moeen Sultan — who was running as an independent — with his election campaign

Police reports suggested that the incident was sparked by a commotion at the women’s polling station. Ruling party candidate Asad Mehmood intervened to settle the matter, but the detente didn’t last. When Asad Mehmood’s brother Ikhlaq Mehmood and his supporters reached the scene, they clashed with Mr Sultan’s supporters.

During the skirmish, bullets allegedly fired by Ikhlaq Mehmood hit Raja Shoaib, killing him on the spot and injuring four others.

The polling station had already been categorised as most sensitive, or A+, by police. However, there were no CCTV cameras there, nor were Rangers or army personnel deployed at the scene.

Raja Basharat termed this the most tragic incident in the history of hundred years of Rawalpindi. “It is an unfortunate incident, especially at a time when the PML-N is in government, both at the centre and in Punjab.”

He demanded that a case be registered under the Anti-Terrorism Act and that the accused be brought to justice.

Published in Dawn, December 6th, 2015
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Three suspected militants killed in Quetta
QUETTA: Three suspected militants were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in Quetta's Sariab road area on Saturday night.

Security forces conducted a raid in Sariab road area to apprehend the accused during an intelligence based operation.

The miscreants belonged to a banned militants outfit involved in targeted killings and explosions in Quetta, Frontier Corps spokesman said.

“A cache of weapons was also recovered during the operation,” he added.

In another incident, a small portion of railway track was damaged in a blast near Sariab road area.

Police sources said unidentified militants planted an improvised explosives device near a railway track, however, there was no loss of life due to the blast.

Police and FC personnel reached the blast site as investigation into the incident went underway. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

Moreover, some suspected militants involved in targeted killings and kidnappings were also arrested during the search operation around Sariab road.
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CTD arrests 4 terrorists
[NATION.PK] Counter Terrorism Department jugged
Please don't kill me!
four alleged bully boyz affiliated with a banned outfit during a raid near Valika Chowrangi in SITE area on Sunday.

The CTD officials conducted a raid near Valika Chowrangi in SITE area and arrested four suspects. The suspects were identified as Imran alias Ustad, Raheem alias Pehlwan, Taj and Raaz alias Omar. CTD in-charge Mazhar Mashwani said that the suspects belonged to Tehrik-e-Taliban Afghanistan and two of their companions were killed in Afghanistan and one in encounter with police in Punjab. Four pistols were also recovered from their possession.

Separately, Rangers conducted a targeted raid in Bheempura, Old City area and arrested three suspects including a terrorist of a banned outfit while weapons were also recovered from their possession.

Similarly, a notorious hit man affiliated with a political party was arrested during a Rangers' intelligence driven surgical action in Babar Market in Landhi. Weapons including light-machine gun were also recovered from him.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
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...
's South Zone police will be on high alert for the Chehlum procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and the local bodies polls in the city. This was stated by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police South Zone, Dr. Jamil Ahmed.

In a statement, he said that a foolproof security plan has been finalised for the Chehlum procession. He said that a survey of the route of the procession has been completed. He further pointed out that the strategy for the security during the December 5 local bodies election has also been prepared.

The DIG said that very strict security measures would be adopted on the occasion. He stated that the police would be on red alert and would take every step to deal with any law and order situation on the occasion. He was of the view that special directives have been issued to the police officer regarding the maintenance of law and order on the occasion.

He further said that a rehearsal would also be carried out about the security plan.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sayal has asked PTI chairman Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five...
to prove allegations levelled against the Karachi police.

Imran had criticised the Karachi police at various occasions alleging that "IGP uses the department to make money as cop shoppes and police uniforms are on sale in Karachi." He also said "There is no need of Rangers if police works properly:"

Following Imran's statement, Anwar Sayal challenged the PTI chairman to prove the charges. He said, "I would quit politic if Imran proves what he said."

He said, "We are in state of war and hundreds of cops sacrificed their lives but the PTI chairman is busy criticising the police department just to gain political mileage."
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Iraq
10 ISIS Bad Guys die near Ramadi
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Saturday the killing of 10 elements of the ISIS as well as the destruction of a booby-trapped vehicle during clashes with the ISIS militants north of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces, with support from the air force and the international coalition aviation, had managed to foil an offensive operation by ISIS on the forces stationed at Palestine Bridge north of Ramadi,” adding that, “The attack was carried out by a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber north of the city,” indicating that, “The vehicle was destroyed and 10 ISIS elements were killed.”
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ISIS executes 5 civilians near Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – The leader of Obeid tribes in Iraq Sheikh Anwar al-Aasi announced on Friday, that the ISIS elements executed five civilians from the residents of Hawija District southwest of the province.

Aasi said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS elements had executed four young men and an old man from the sons of Obeid and Jabour tribes at two sites in the district of al-Hawija (55 southwest of Kirkuk), on charges of cooperating with the government,” pointing out that, “The ISIS executed those men on charges of cooperating with the government forces and al-Hashed al-Sha’bi in Kirkuk.”
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7 civilians wounded in bombing in Baghdad
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Saturday, that sevein civilian have been injured in a bomb blast that took place in al-Tajy District in northern Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This morning, an explosive device that was emplaced near a shop for selling fruits and vegatables in the area of al-Hamamiyat in the district of al-Tajy, located in northern Baghdad has went off, resulting in the injury of seven civilians who were present near the shop.”

“A security force had transferred the injured to a near hospital for treatment, while opened an investigation into the incident,” the source added.
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2 die in Diyala bomb attack
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A security source in the Interior Ministry announced on Friday, that 10 people had been either killed or injured in the explosion of an explosive device south of Baghdad.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com: “An improvised explosive device exploded near a popular café in Diyala Bridge area south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added: “Security forces cordoned off the area of the blast rushed the injured to a hospital for treatment, while the bodies of the dead were transferred to the forensic medicine department.”
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Security forces kill 30 militants in Anbar
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Rapid Intervention Forces announced on Friday the killing of 30 “militants” and the dismantling of dozens of improvised explosive devices during the ongoing military operations in Anbar province.

Maj. Gen. Thamer Mohammed Ismail said in an interview for IraqiNews.com: “Troops belonging to his division were able to detonate 43 explosive devices and eight barrels containing ammonium nitrate in Husaybah al-Sharqiya east of Ramadi.”

He added, “Members of our group were able to dismantle 16 explosive devices and six barrels,” noting that, “The Rockets Division bombed 13 ISIS hideouts and killed 20 terrorists, while the Snipers Division managed to kill ten terrorists in the same area.”
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Iraq Air Raid News
All of yesterday's recent coalition air strikes pulled together in one post. Notice the absence of one certain coalition member...

15 ISIS elements killed in coalition strike south of Mosul

Nineveh -- A local source in Nineveh province announced on Friday, that 15 elements of the ISIS organization had been either killed or wounded in an air strike by the international coalition south of Mosul.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com: “The international coalition warplanes carried out an air raid that targeted a security headquarters for the ISIS organization in the village of Sultan Abdullah in Qayyarah (60 km south of Mosul).”

The source, who declined to be named, added: “The air strike resulted in the killing and wounding of about 15 ISIS elements, in addition to destroying the headquarters completely.”

French jets kill 10 ISIS elements, injure 14 in Kirkuk

Kirkuk -- A security source in Kirkuk announced on Friday, that 10 ISIS elements were killed and 14 others were injured in an aerial bombing carried out by French warplanes west of Kirkuk.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “French warplanes bombed this afternoon ISIS training sites and other premises for the storage of weapons and gear belonging to the organization in Hawija (55 km southwest of Kirkuk), resulting in the death of 10 elements and wounding 14 others, in addition to destroying the sites completely.”

Iraqi jets destroy 16 ISIS tanks west of Anbar

Baghdad – A security source in Anbar province announced on Friday, that Iraqi fighter jets have destroyed 16 tanks belonging to the ISIS west of the province.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “Iraqi Air Force, relying on intelligence information, conducted an air strike that resulted in the destruction of 16 ISIS tanks in a valley northeast of Rahhaliyah area west of Anbar,” adding that, “ISIS had intended to do the smuggling of oil products through these tanks.”
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Southeast Asia
European among 5 detained in Malaysia over Daesh links
[AA.TR] Malaysian police have detained five people -- including a European teacher -- on suspicion of links with Daesh [Islamic State] and Al-Qaeda turban groups.

Inspector-General Khalid Abu Bakar said Saturday that the European was tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in Island state Penang while working as a part-time English tutor.
Let me guess the European's first name: William? David? Hans? Pierre? Jose? Mikhail?
"He had joined al-Qaeda previously and was involved in terror activities in Afghanistan and Bosnia," Bakar said in a statement.

Four of the detainees were foreign nationals, while one was a Malaysian.

The Indonesian and Malaysian are "suspected of acting as controller to organize individuals from Malaysia and some Southeast Asian countries to join the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Syria," using an alternative acronym for Daesh [Islamic State].

The statement said that the suspects -- all men -- were detained in five separate operations by the police's counter-terrorism unit between Nov. 17 to Dec. 1 in five different states nationwide.

All will be investigated under the Security Offences Act ( Special Measures) 2012 (Act 747) and the Immigration Act 1959/63.

Malaysia is on alert after Thai police confirmed Friday that the Russian intelligence service had warned of a possible attack on Russian assets in Thailand -- Malaysia's southern neighbor -- by Daesh [Islamic State]-linked turbans.

The previously unconfirmed memo had asked police to investigate claims that ten Syrian nationals with links to Daesh [Islamic State] had entered Thailand with the intention of carrying out attacks on Russians in the popular tourist resorts of Pattaya and Phuket.

Malaysia has detained more than 130 people suspected of links with Daesh [Islamic State] or other turban groups since last year.

In April, the Home Ministry formulated new anti-terror laws that will reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts in a bid to curb suspected turban activities in the country.
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Bangladeshi held in Malaysia for IS links
[Dhaka Tribune] Malaysia's police said yesterday they had placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
five people, including a Bangladesh national, for alleged links with murderous Moslem groups such as 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....
and al-Qaeda.

The country's police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement that four of the arrestees are foreign nationals and one is a Malaysian.

The arrests were made between November 17 and December 1.

Among the arrestees is a 44-year-old European who works as a teacher in the state of Penang on a temporary basis, has links with al-Qaeda and allegedly participated in murderous Moslem acts in Afghanistan and Bosnia, police said.

The three other foreigners -- a 31-year-old Indonesian man, a Malaysian and a Bangladeshi -- were part of a cell linked to the Islamic State and were tasked with recruiting members to take part in murderous Moslem activities overseas.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Shahidul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune that he had learned about the arrest from news reports. "We know nothing else. We are waiting for information from the Malaysian authorities."

Malaysia raised its terror threat level after reports on Friday that ten Syrians linked to the Islamic State entered Thailand in October to attack Russian interests.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
3 killed in Lebanon suicide explosion
A suspected militant killed himself and two members of his family in northern Lebanon on Saturday when he blew himself up during an army raid on his home, security and medical sources said.

The army has carried out a series of raids since two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Daesh killed 44 people in a crowded commercial and residential area of Beirut last month.

Saturday's operation took place in the town of Deir Ammar, northeast of the city of Tripoli. The explosion killed the wife and mother of the suspect, whose name was Mohammed Hamzeh, a security source said.

The source said Hamzeh was part of a group that had pledged allegiance to Daesh .

At least 10 other people were wounded in the blast, including four security personnel.

Bullet holes and bloodstains marked the walls and staircase inside the building after the raid.

More at the link
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Blue on Blue: ISIS executes two Syrian media workers in Deir ez-Zor
DEIR EZZOR – Extremists of the Islamic State group (ISIS) have executed two prominent Syrian media activists in the stranded eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, activists reported on Saturday.

Sami al-Rabah and Mustafa al-Hass, who used to cover stories on the daily atrocities by the terror group in Deir ez-Zor, were executed by ISIS militants on Friday, an informed source and eyewitnesses confirmed to ARA News. They were both shot dead in front of a crowd of people in central Deir ez-Zor.

Both victims were working on behalf of the Deir ez-Zor Media Center, which has been documenting ISIS violations against civilians in the city and its countryside for more than a year.

This comes after ISIS militants arrested a group of Syrian media activists in Deir ez-Zor last week.

“The terror group has broke into the houses of our activists and arrested at least eight of them,” a member of the Deir ez-Zor Media Center told ARA News on the condition of anonymity for security concerns.

“After witnessing the execution of al-Rabah and al-Hass, we are highly concerned about the fate of the others.”

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, Mujahid al-Shami, chief of the campaign ‘Deir ez-Zor Being Slaughtered Silently’, said that media activists captured by ISIS are being executed on charges of “leaking security information to enemies”.

Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News
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Good Guys' warbirds hammer ISIS troops
ARA News

HASAKAH – Dozens of militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group were reportedly killed in fresh airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, local sources reported on Saturday.

“The coalition has conducted several airstrikes on major headquarters of ISIS in the southern countryside of Hasakah,” local media activist Ahmed Saadi told ARA News.

“Subsequent to the airstrikes, the group has collected dead bodies of more than 30 of its militants,” the source said.

Saturday’s airstrikes hit ISIS headquarters in the towns of al-Arisha and ‘Abb al-Shouk.

In the meantime, eyewitnesses in the ISIS-held city of Shaddadi south of Hasakah reported a state of alert in the ranks of the radical group. Dozens of cars were seen transferring injured militants to medical centers in the city.

This comes as the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) blocked the roads linking Shaddadi city to the Iraqi border in a bid to paralyze ISIS’s movements in the area.

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh

Source: ARA News
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Syrian regime airstrikes kill 53 people in E. Ghouta
[AA.TR] Syrian regime warplanes killed 53 civilians late Friday in the opposition-held region of Eastern Ghouta, Syrian Civil Defense sources told Anadolu Agency.

The sources said the regime air raids targeted a local market in Kafr Batna and residential areas in Jesrin. Homes in the targeted villages sustained severe damage.

Meanwhile,
...back at the buffalo wallow, Yellow Wolf clutched at his chest and fell from his horse...
in Aleppo province, Syrian opposition forces took control late Friday of Harba and Beragida villages east of Azaz city from Daesh [Islamic State], Abo Mohammed Nasser, media front man of al-Sham Front, told Anadolu Agency.
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Sy. Army & Allies Regain Nasrallah Village in Aleppo, Destroy ISIL Oil Tankers
[ALMANAR.LB] More hideouts and positions for the terrorist organizations are being targeted by the army units and the Syrian Air Force, with many Lions of Islam getting killed and their weapons and equipment destroyed.

Aleppo

The Syrian army and allies managed on Friday to advance in Aleppo eastern countryside, regaining control over Nasrallah village which lies to the east of Kuwayris airport.

Army units destroyed vehicles, equipment and weapons for ISIL terrorist organization in Um Zalila and Tal Ayoub, 40 km east of Aleppo, a military source told SANA on Friday.

Other army units killed and injured all members of a terrorist group and destroyed their arms in Khalsa village in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo province.

An army unit targeted hideouts and movements of Lions of Islam in Hreitan town, 10 km northwest of Aleppo city, on the road leading to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, destroying a number of vehicles, some of which equipped with heavy machineguns.

The Syrian army's air force carried out sorties against the sites and movements of ISIL in Deir Hafir and the villages of Shoirikh, Rasm al-Harmal, Jorouf and north of Rasm al-Koroum in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

Oil tankers belonging to ISIL were destroyed during the sorties in addition to many vehicles and dens along with all weapons and ammunition inside them.

The army carried out intensive operations on hideouts and positions for 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 .. ...
and other terrorist organizations in the neighborhoods of al-Rashidin, al-Lairamoun, al-Zahraa and Bani Zaid in Aleppo city, killing many Lions of Islam and destroying a number of their mortar launchers, arms and ammunition.

Latakia

The army established control over Rawbasa al-Hamida and Katf al-Zyara in Kanabsa in Latakia's north-eastern countryside.

Scores of bad boyz were potted in the process and their weaponry and vehicles were destroyed.

Daraa

In southern Syria, an army unit clashed with members of al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations and destroyed a hideout, arms and weapons near Busra Square in Daraa al-Mahatta area in Daraa city.

A gathering of Lions of Islam was targeted and their ammunition and arms were destroyed in an army operation in al-Nazihin Camp in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in the city.

Homs

The army's air force destroyed positions and gatherings of ISIL Lions of Islam in al-Sukhneh, the area surrounding Palmyra, al-Sawaneh and Khneifis in the countryside of Homs province.

Hama

The Syrian Air Force launched Arclight airstrikes against terrorist's gatherings and fortified positions in Morek town to the north of Hama city.

The dens and positions of "Jabhat al-Nusra" were destroyed during the Arclight airstrikes.

The Army's Arclight airstrikes also targeted the supply routes and movements of the so called "Jaish al-Fateh" in Skiek town, destroying their vehicles along with all Lions of Islam and weapons inside them.

Army units carried out operations against the positions of "Jund al-Aqsa" in Latmin and al-Latamina in Hama.

During the operations, 13 bad boyz were potted, including Ali Mansour, Ahmad Abdul-Karim al-Najib and Khaled al-Awz.

11 Lions of Islam were during army's Arclight airstrikes in Morek, including the Turkish terrorist Abdul-Kader Abu Yusef in addition to destroying 7 of their vehicles.

Idleb

An Army unit targeted a site of the so called "Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union" near al-Salam checkpoint in the southern countryside of Idleb, killing 6 terrorists.

Another army unit destroyed a bulldozer and a terrorists' position with 7 of al-Nusra terrorists, who were inside it, to the southwest of Ihsim.

The Army destroyed a weapons cache in Saraqib city and killed more than 10 terrorists.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian army Advances As Russian Raids Target ISIL in Western Qalamoun
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army on Saturday went ahead in its war against terrorist organizations, establishing full control on new areas in Aleppo and Lattakia main cities.

The Russian raids targeted ISIL terrorists in Wadi Mira, Martabeih and Zamarani in west Qalamoun region at the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


3 killed in northern Lebanon suicide kaboom
A splodydope suspected militant killed himself and two members of his family in northern Lebanon on Saturday when he blew himself up during an army raid on his home, security and medical sources said.

Saturday's operation took place in the town of Deir Ammar, northeast of the city of Tripoli. The explosion killed the wife and mother of the splodydope suspect, whose name was Mohammed Hamzeh, a security source said. The source said Hamzeh was part of a group that had pledged allegiance to Daesh.

At least 10 other people were wounded in the blast, including four security personnel. Bullet holes and bloodstains marked the walls and staircase inside the building after the raid.
The bomb left bullet holes?
Security forces carried out further raids in the same town after the incident, and arrested several Lebanese and Syrian nationals, the security source said.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The bomb left bullet holes?

Some family members survived the blast.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/06/2015 15:19 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
US running out of bombs to drop on ISIS: CNN
[NATION.PK] The U.S. Air Force has fired off more than 20,000 missiles and bombs since the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS began 15 months ago, according to the Air Force, leading to depleted munitions stockpiles and calls to ramp up funding and weapons production.

As the U.S. ramps up its campaign against the Islamist terror group in Iraq and Syria, the Air Force is now "expending munitions faster than we can replenish them," Air Force chief of staff Gen. Mark Welsh said in a statement.

"B-1s have dropped bombs in record numbers. F-15Es are in the fight because they are able to employ a wide range of weapons and do so with great flexibility. We need the funding in place to ensure we're prepared for the long fight," Welsh said in the statement. "This is a critical need."

The bombing campaign has left the U.S. Air Force with what an Air Force official described as munitions depot stocks "below our desired objective."
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [434 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I'm sure China would be willing to sell you bombs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/06/2015 2:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Or use the American war stocks located in Israel. They already being in the region.

"below our desired objective." is the key.

The objective stock of JDAMS kits alone was 100,000 units. It's probably higher now.

Nov 24, 2015: Boeing Wins $262M U.S. Air Force Contract for JDAM Tail kits

There's your 20K kits and a few more for good luck.
Posted by: Betty Hitler2611 || 12/06/2015 3:07 Comments || Top||

#3  10K units.
Posted by: Betty Hitler2611 || 12/06/2015 3:11 Comments || Top||

#4  so switch to guns and the A-10s they come wrapped in. a few rounds would ruin anybody's day and would be great agsinst the oil tankers. dont know if they have avy wing hard points rated for leaflet canisters tho'....
Posted by: USN Ret. || 12/06/2015 10:53 Comments || Top||

#5  russian bombing in syria in a lull right now also
Posted by: lord garth || 12/06/2015 11:49 Comments || Top||

#6  How many bombs are worn out from being shuttled back and forth?
Posted by: Bobby || 12/06/2015 18:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Bombs fall fast asleep over Homs,
And whine about crap inflight noms,
Paint long rows of planes
On maneuvering vanes,
And believe they'll go home to their moms.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/06/2015 19:21 Comments || Top||

#8  If they actually dropped them on targets, maybe they wouldn't need so many.
Posted by: Lowspark || 12/06/2015 19:24 Comments || Top||

#9  #8 If they actually dropped them on targets, maybe they wouldn't need so many.

A late entry for Snark of the Day!
Posted by: SteveS || 12/06/2015 19:56 Comments || Top||

#10  IIRC, as per TOPIX, BIGNEWSNETWORK, + DEFENCE.pk?FORUMS the USAF is having serious or detrimental problems wid its manning levels, repor being able to routinely man important or many mission areas or requirements at only 80-85% [plus-minus] of what is needed.

AT CURRENT RATES, THE USAF FEARS SIGNIFICANT OR UNIVERSAL "MISSION COLLAPSE", WID MANY HIGHY-SKILLED PILOTS AND SERVICEMEMBERS LEAVING DUE TO DEBILATATING SHEER EXHAUSTION + RELATED HEALTH EFFECTS.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/06/2015 20:24 Comments || Top||

#11  They are out of warning leaflets as well.
Posted by: Airandee || 12/06/2015 21:24 Comments || Top||



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