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US sez 3 ISIS Top Dawgs die in airstrikes
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Afghanistan
NDS Official Killed In Nangarhar Blast
[Tolo News] Local officials in 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..
said a National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) official was killed in a suicide kaboom in the eastern province on Friday morning.

Nangarhar governor's front man Ataullah Khogyani told TOLOnews that there is no information about the exact location of the incident, but NDS officials have confirmed that it occurred near their office in the province.

Khogyani said the attack occurred when NDS officials were chasing a car carrying foreign nationals and when they get close to the car, a foreign national woman stepped out of the car and detonated her explosives near the NDS vehicle, which left one of the officials dead.

Sources say that the foreigners in the vehicle were Russian nationals and that three Russian children have been killed in the blast.
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Car Bomb Targets Spanish Embassy in Kabul
[Tolo News] A powerful kaboom rocked Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
city shortly before 6pm on Friday close to the Spanish Embassy.

Early reports indicate a boom-mobile exploded in Sherpor area.

Exact details of the target have not been divulged but Senior Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Gen. Salangi said late Friday night that two jacket wallahs have been killed and one other maimed.

He also said clearing operations are underway.

No details have been given regarding casualties but according to eye witness accounts a number of people have been taken to hospital.

Sporadic gunfire was also reported in the immediate area in the hours that followed the initial blast - including smaller kabooms thought to have been grendades.

Officials said earlier that faceless myrmidons had entered a building close to the embassy and were fighting security forces.

The Ministry of Interior's front man Sediq Sediqqi confirmed that a blast had occurred but did not give details.

Security forces have cordoned off the area.

The Taliban has meanwhile grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  But, but the Spanish people voted against fighting terrorism after terrorists bombed their trains. Don't terrorists realize Spaniards already surrendered to terrorism? You don't have to terrorize Spaniards, just tell them what you want and they will comply.
Posted by: Claising Flavimble5530 || 12/12/2015 19:03 Comments || Top||


Suicide attack by foreigner woman leaves 4 dead in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four people were killed following a suicide kaboom carried out by a foreigner woman in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan, local officials said Friday.

The incident took in Jalalabad, the provincial city of eastern Nangarhar province late on Thursday night.

Provincial governor front man said at least three children and an operative of the Afghan intelligence -- National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) bit the dust in the attack.

There are no reports regarding the identity of the foreigner woman who detonated the explosives strapped in her body but Khogyani said the incident took place while the Afghan intelligence operatives were conducting a search on a group of suspected foreigners travellign in Daronta area.

Khogyani further added that five men were also among the group of the suspected foreigners travelling in a car when they were stopped for search and questioning.

Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed holy warrior groups are actively operating.

Certain district of Nangarhar province have also became a hotbed for the snuffies pledged allegiance 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Intelligence officer killed in Mogadishu blast
MOGADISHU -- Somali National Intelligence officer has been killed in a bomb reportedly attached to this car on Thursday, Garowe Online reports. Late Mohamed Abdullahi Salad (Gardhub) died from serious injuries shortly after the car bomb blast according to officials and medics.

Witnesses said, they could see a car blown into flames on Mogadishu’s Maka Al Mukarama road, just a few meters away from Waaberi police compound. Security officials say, investigations are underway as has been the case.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [334 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Witnesses said, they could see a car blown into flames
Well, it could have been the cabbage.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/12/2015 18:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Or cheap petrol.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/12/2015 21:12 Comments || Top||


Shaboobs ambush army convoy in southern Somalia
BAIDOA, Somalia -- Al Shabaab gunmen have ambushed Somali National Army (SNA) convoy in Bay region of southwestern Somalia on Thursday, Garowe Online reports.

Initial reports disclose that at least three government soldiers died in the assault occurred in a village near Bay regional district of Diinsoor, Loon. Al Shabaab attackers encountered an overwhelming repulse from army soldiers, witnesses said.

Some sources added that militants seized AK-47 rifles in the raid.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Arabia
7th Soddy warship goes down harder than an Obamacare website
The Yemeni army and the Popular Committees managed on Thursday to drown the seventh warship that belongs to the Saudi-led military coalition off Al-Mokha' coast in Al-Hadida province west of Yemen.

The national army fired a missile that directly hit the warship and killed its 3-men crew on board.

A military source told Al-Massira website that the Yemeni Missile Unit targeted the Faissali landing warship during its participation in combat attacks off the coast of Yemen in Mokha by a guided missile, which set it ablaze and killed all its military crew.

It is noteworthy that the army and the Popular Committees have targeted five warships off the coast of Mokha and Bab al-Mandab since the beginning of the Saudi-US aggression in March 25, and have destroyed the sixth less than a week ago.
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [646 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  A three man warship? Really?
Posted by: Steven || 12/12/2015 4:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey, some of those rubber boats are big.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/12/2015 6:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like a Higgins boat.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/12/2015 7:13 Comments || Top||

#4  More like a jon boat shipman. Also sounds like the missile cost more than the boat.
Posted by: chris || 12/12/2015 8:28 Comments || Top||

#5  They were told that if they didn't fire the rocket, they had to haul it back to the firebase. Costs didn't factor in their decision.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2015 8:32 Comments || Top||

#6  3 man "warship". PT boat?
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/12/2015 13:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Zodiac
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2015 13:14 Comments || Top||

#8  They use the same graphic for all these naval victories -- I's an obsolete U.S. ship tht the Aussies used for gunnery practice.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2015 15:13 Comments || Top||

#9  3-man attack kayak.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 12/12/2015 17:03 Comments || Top||

#10  A short-handed ship on patrol;
A combat; a literal hole.
Too small a brave party
Of Saudi salts hearty
For adequate damage control.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/12/2015 17:17 Comments || Top||

#11  The national army fired a missile that directly hit the warship ski boat and killed its 3-men crew on board.

Innocent holiday skiers.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/12/2015 17:56 Comments || Top||

#12  Maybe it was just a three Houthi tour.

A three Houthi tour.

Go to your room, young man.
Posted by: Claising Flavimble5530 || 12/12/2015 19:08 Comments || Top||


Amnesia sez Soddys bombed schools in Yemen
Amnesty International said Friday that a Saudi-led coalition had bombed schools in Yemen, violating international humanitarian law and denying access to education for thousands of Yemeni children.

The London-based rights group called on "all states who supply arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, including the USA and UK, to suspend all transfers of weapons which are being used to commit violations of international law".

Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.Yemeni schools targeted by Saudi aggression

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

The Rights watchdogs have accused the coalition of breaking the laws of war and killing civilians.

In a report titled "Our kids are bombed", Amnesty said it investigated five air strikes on schools between August and October, killing five civilians and injuring at least 14, including four children.

"In some cases the schools were struck more than once, suggesting the schools were deliberately targeted," the group said.

It added that students were not inside the schools during the attacks, but the strikes caused serious damage that has disrupted the education of more than 6,500 children in Hajja, Hodeida and Sanaa provinces.

"No evidence could be found in any of the five cases to suggest the schools had been used for military purposes," it added.

Lama Fakih, senior crisis advisor at Amnesty, said: "Schools are central to civilian life, they are meant to offer a safe space for children.

"It is simply appalling that the USA and other allies of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition have continued to authorize arms transfers to members of the coalition," she said.

In November, Washington approved a $1.29-billion deal to replenish the Saudi air force's arsenal.

The order included 6,300 Paveway II and Paveway III laser-guided bombs, 12,000 general purpose bombs weighing and 1,500 devastating "bunker busters" designed to smash hardened concrete structures.

The United Nations says more than 5,700 people have been killed in Yemen, since March. More than 25,000 have been wounded.
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A brick could be used to violate 'international law'.
Posted by: phil_b || 12/12/2015 4:11 Comments || Top||


Soddies seize Yemeni Red Sea islands from Houthis
The Saudi-led coalition forces have captured a Yemeni Red Sea archipelago used by Houthis for storing and smuggling weapons into Yemen, the Saudi-led alliance and local fishermen said on Thursday.

The coalition said its forces “cleansed Greater Hanish”, the biggest island in the archipelago in the Red Sea’s main shipping lanes, Saudi state television said. The islands, it said, were used by the Houthis to store weapons and smuggle them into Hodeida, Yemen’s main Red Sea port.

Fishermen told Reuters by telephone that the islands had been subjected to weeks of heavy shelling by Arab forces before they were seized.

The archipelago was the subject of a territorial dispute between Yemen and Eritrea, which seized the archipelago in the 1990s, until a London-based international arbitration court granted Yemen sovereignty in 1998.
Perhaps the U.S. could seize them and build a base. Might be useful. Make it sovereign American territory and follow the Trump rule: no foreigners.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Troops kill two extremists in Kyrgyz capital
[RFE/RL] Two wanted extremists suspected in the murder of a police officer were gunned down by security troops in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security said that the two suspects, allegedly members of the Jaishul Mahdi Islamic group, were killed in a special operation overnight.

The two men were suspected of involvement in the slaying of a police officer in Bishkek last month.
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Europe
Spain arrests U.S. wanted jihadist
GENEVA – The Spanish authorities on Friday announced the arrest of a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in the northeastern region of Catalonia.

Catalan Police said in a statement that ISIS militant Ali Charef Damache was arrested in a security raid.

Damache is wanted by the United States and the Interpol for providing support to terrorists, according to the Catalan security official Jordi Jane, who confirmed Damache’s arrest. The suspect is originally from Algeria and has Irish nationality.

In the meantime, spokesman of the U.S. Justice Department in Philadelphia, Patty Hartman, confirmed Damache’s arrest by the Spanish authorities, saying the U.S. “will be seeking extradition”.
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Spanish authorities
originally from Algeria
has Irish nationality.
the U.S. “will be seeking extradition”

mono-hemispherian

How do these people do it?
I got cavity searched in LA coming back from Hawaii!
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/12/2015 18:05 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Friend of shooter talked of sleeper cells before California rampage
RIVERSIDE, Calif. ‐ The regulars did not take it seriously when Enrique Marquez mused about terrorism at Morgan's Tavern, a dank dive bar.

"He would say stuff like: 'There's so much going on. There's so many sleeper cells, so many people just waiting. When it happens, it's going to be big. Watch,'" said Nick Rodriguez, a frequent patron who had known Marquez on and off for the past two years.

While Marquez initially checked himself into a mental-health facility after the Dec. 2 massacre in San Bernardino, he has been speaking for hours with federal investigators after waiving his right to remain silent and not incriminate himself, officials say.
Good.
Marquez's role is particularly concerning because counterterrorism officials believe that he represents a strand of impressionable people at life's margins with no obvious connections or sympathies with terrorist groups, who can be goaded or enticed toward violence.

As investigators burrow into Marquez's life, they now suspect that Farook and Malik were in the final planning stages of an assault on a location or building, perhaps a nearby school or college, that held many more people than the Inland Regional Center.
as many on the 'Burg have already speculated.
Last year, Marquez married the Russian sister of Raheel Farook's wife. He later told a friend and people at Morgan's Tavern that it was a sham marriage for immigration purposes. Bar patrons said he told them he had been paid $5,000 or $10,000 to marry Gigliotti's sister, Mariya Chernykh.

Marquez occasionally talked about Islam. Sometimes he came directly from mosque to the bar, Rodriguez said, adding that this did not deter him from drinking, even though Islam forbids alcohol.
Idiocracy 2.0
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/12/2015 02:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Guess he's in a sleeper cell now.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/12/2015 17:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Does that include the one in the White House?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2015 22:20 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Five terror suspects killed
LAHORE: Five alleged terrorists belonging to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an encounter with the police’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Nankana Sahib on Friday night.

According to officials, the CTD was told by an informer that seven or eight members of the groups were in Faizabad town and were planning to attack law enforcement agencies’ personnel to avenge police action against terrorist organisations.

A team surrounded the village where the men were hiding. When the suspects came on the road, the personnel ordered them to surrender but they opened fire.

After crossfire, the five suspected terrorists were found dead, while the others escaped.

Police found explosives, Primacord, Kalashnikov rifles, a pistol and some documents at the scene.

A police official claimed that documentary evidence about a big terrorist plot had been unearthed.

According to sources, the dead suspects included Awais Asif of Rahimyar Khan, who was wanted in several cases of targeted killing in south Punjab and bomb explosions in his town. He was said to be a hit man associated with Malik Ishaq, the slain LeJ chief.

Published in Dawn, December 12th, 2015
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Two terrorists get 14 years in prison
PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorist court has awarded 14 years rigorous punishment to two accused of terrorism while taking decision in the light of investigation conducted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police investigation wing.

According to police, Peshawar police apprehended the two accused in April 2015. Police recovered 1,250 explosive materials and prima cord (23 inches) from their custody. IGP Nasir Khan Durrani also appreciated the performance of investigation wing of KP police.
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:


Safoora Goth, Sabeen Mahmud cases transferred to military courts
[DAWN] KARACHI: The Ministry of Interior has approved the transfer and trial of 18 cases, including the Safoora Goth massacre and the murder of Sabeen Mahmud, to military courts.

Sources told Dawn the interior ministry has sanctioned 18 cases of Sindh for trial "strictly as per law under the Army Act 1952, as amended".

The suspects to be tried in military courts are namely, Saad Aziz, Tahir Hussain Minhas, Asad Rehman, Hafiz Nasir Ahmed, Azhar Ishrat, Sultan Qumar Siddiqui, Hussain Umer Siddiqui, Naeem Sajid and Hafiz Umer.

The cases were earlier referred to the federal interior ministry by the home department of the provincial government.

Saad Aziz is among the prime suspects in both the Safoora Goth carnage and the murder of rights activist Sabeen Mahmud.

In October, an antiterrorism court was informed that due to security concerns, the trial of the Safoora Goth bus carnage case would be conducted inside the central prison.

The home department through a notification had informed the ATC-I that the trial of the suspects would be conducted inside the prison because of security reasons.

Sindh police in August had planned to send 35 cases of terrorist activities allegedly carried out by Safoora Goth bus attack suspects, believed to be local operatives of self-styled 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....
, to military courts, official sources say.

The Sindh police had decided to 're-examine' all terrorism-related cases on the basis of severity of the crime before recommending them to the home department in the wake of Supreme Court decision in favour of military courts.

Safoora Goth massacre
Saad Aziz alias Tin Tin, Tahir Hussain Minhas alias Sain, Asad-ur-Rehman alias Malik, Hafiz Nasir alias Yasir and Mohammad Azhar Ishrat alias Majid are facing trial for their involvement in the killing of 45 Ismaili community members, including 18 women, in a assassination on a bus near Safoora Goth on May 13.

At least 43 people were killed and 13 others maimed when gunnies opened fire inside a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community near Safoora Chowk in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
.

The gunnies used 9mm pistols in the massacre, and managed to flee after the attack.

Sabeen Mahmud's murder
Earlier in April this year, prominent rights activist and co-founder and director of The Second Floor (T2F), Sabeen Mahmud was rubbed out by unidentified gunnies in Karachi.

Sabeen, accompanied by her mother, left T2F after 9pm and was on her way home when she was shot by unidentified gunnies in Defence Phase-II, sources confirmed. She died on her way to the hospital. Doctors said they retrieved five bullets from her body.

Her mother also sustained bullet wounds and was said to be at death's door, but survived the wounds.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraq
Iraqi forces destroy 2 VIEDs in Ramadi
al-Anbar – On Friday, a source in the army’s 7th division in Anbar province announced, that the army forces had managed to destroy two booby-trapped vehicles belonging to the ISIS west of the city of Ramadi.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “A force from the army was able to destroy a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber using a Russian missile system near Waheed Bridge east of the district of al-Baghdadi (90 km west of Ramadi),” pointing out that, “The army aviation with support from the seventh division managed to bomb and destroy another booby-trapped vehicle and kill two suicide bombers west of Kabisa District south of Heet (70 km west of Ramadi).”
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces continue operations in Ramadi
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The leader of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi in Ramadi, Gen. Yusuf al-Asal, announced on Friday, that the joint security forces have begun the military operation to liberate Ramadi Island from ISIS, pointing out to the participation of 500 tribal fighters in the operation.

Asal said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A force from Anbar Operations, backed by tribal fighters, began an operation to liberate Ramadi Island from ISIS and gain control over it,” noting that, “The operation was carried out with an air cover by the international coalition.”

“500 fighters from the sons of the clans in al-Hashed have participated in the operation after arriving yesterday in the northern axis of the city of Ramadi,” he also added.
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi militia rescue 6 near Haditha
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The leader of Albu Nimir tribe in Anbar province, Naeem al-Kawood, announced Thursday lifting the siege on six people that were held by ISIS as captives north of Bruwana in the district of Haditha.

Kawood said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a force from the fighters of Albu Nimir tribe had carried out a tactical operation in which the tribal fighters had managed to lift the siege on six people that were held by ISIS in the area of Abu Dlaya (45 km north of Bruwana) belonging to the district of Haditha (160 km west of Ramadi).”

The statement added, “The tribal fighters of Albu Nimir clan were able to destroy a bulldozer and a truck for ISIS in the same area during the operation,” pointing out that, “The force managed to secure the arrival of people to the area of Bruwana in Haditha District.”
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces deal blow to Daesh
[ARABNEWS] Iraqi security forces have made advances on two fronts in the city of Ramadi, clearing Daesh [Islamic State] hard boyz from a key military command base and a sprawling neighborhood on its western edge, army officials said.

Capture of the sprawling western Ramadi district of Al-Taamim and the Anbar Operations Command headquarters on Wednesday could advance government efforts to retake Ramadi which fell to Daesh [Islamic State] in May.

"Army troops and counter-terrorism forces launched simultaneous offensives from the northern and western fronts and succeeded in making a striking advance," joint operations front man Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool told Rooters.

The center of Ramadi remains under Daesh [Islamic State] control, but Rasool said the Death Eaters, which Iraqi intelligence estimates number between 250 and 300 fighters, are losing the initiative and suffering food and ammunition shortages after government forces cut their last supply line into the city last month.

"We can hear their radio call we intercepted complaining about lack of food and ammunition," Rasool said. "It's quite clear they are desperate and collapsing."

"Retaking Taamim after a striking offensive prevented gunnies from evacuating large stockpiles of ammunition which they left behind. It's a severe blow to their morale," said Sabah Al-Numani, front man for Iraqi counter-terrorism forces.

Local officials and tribal leaders estimate between 1,200-1,700 families remain trapped inside the city by the Death Eaters.

Besieged Daesh [Islamic State] Death Eaters, meanwhile, destroyed a lock on the Euphrates River that served as a bridge.

Since Iraq's military launched its push on Ramadi earlier this month, the hard boyz had destroyed all other bridges leading into the city, both on the Euphrates and its tributary, the Warar River.

Iraqi Maj Gen. Ismail Al-Mahlawi, the head of military operations in the western Anbar province, said the lock destroyed Wednesday was the last remaining bridge from the city center to the northwest. "Daesh [Islamic State] forces trying to stop our progress bombed the last bridge which connects the city center," he said.

The locks' destruction leaves some 300 Daesh [Islamic State] fighters trapped in the center of the city, he added.

Col. Steven Warren, the front man for the US-led coalition in Baghdad, said the destruction of the bridge may prove to be a tactical mistake for Daesh [Islamic State]. "What they've also done now is they've really cut themselves off," he said.

"So the fighters left on the north side of the river can't retreat and the fighters on the south side of the river can't send reinforcements."

Muhannad Haimour, the front man for the Anbar governor's office, said he received reports from residents still inside Ramadi that Daesh [Islamic State] was also destroying buildings and radio towers.

"We've seen this before; they tend to blow up not just bridges, but a lot of infrastructure inside the city," Haimour said.

Haimour added that according to reports he received, about two months ago Daesh [Islamic State] fighters began moving their families out of Ramadi and toward the town of Hit northwest of Ramadi. That, he said is when he believes the tide began to turn against Daesh [Islamic State] in the Anbar picturesque provincial capital.

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Thursday's car rammer arrested
[Ynet] Overnight, Shin Bet and IDF forces placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
37-year-old Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, member who carried out vehicular attack against 4 soldiers.


Overnight Thursday, the IDF's elite Duvdevan unit and the Shin Bet arrested the terrorist who carried out the vehicular attack near Beit Aryeh, wounding four soldiers.

Muhammad Abdel Halim Abdel Alhamid Salem, 37, from the village of Al-Lubban al-Gharbi, was arrested and identified as being a member of Hamas.

After ramming into four IDF soldiers, Salem expeditiously departed at a goodly pace. He then abandoned the vehicle he used and returned to his village, where Israeli security forces arrested him. The arrest, carried out by Duvdevan forces, was made with no resistance.

Of the soldiers hospitalized in Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, two remain in moderate condition and one is in light condition. The fourth soldier was released from the hospital.

In 2001, Salem was placed in administrative detention for six months, but in recent years he was not involved in any security offenses.

During his initial interrogation by the Shin Bet Salem admitted that he committed the attack after being influenced by Paleostinian incitement in the media regarding the situation in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and the 'murder of Paleostinian children'.

An initial report indicated that the vehicle had approached a group of soldiers from the Kedem battalion who were busy conducting routine security operations along the route, before ramming the soldiers and their vehicle, wounding all four.

According to police, a black Isuzu vehicle rammed into the four between the Paleostinian village of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya and the Israeli settlement of Beit Aryeh-Ofarim.

The car was later found abandoned in the village of Rantis.

A search of the vehicle turned up an M16 rifle and a stun grenade and it is possible that a bigger attack was prevented. It was later learned that the rifle belonged to one of the soldiers and that the force of the vehicular attack made the rifle fly into the terrorist's car.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  influenced by Paleostinian incitement in the media

Guess its a traffic incident, not an act of terror sudden-jihad.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/12/2015 17:51 Comments || Top||


Two Palestinians killed amid riots in West Bank, Gaza
[IsraelTimes] Three border coppers injured during protests, after Paleostinian driver's attempted car-ramming of IDF soldiers

Two Paleostinians were reported killed Friday afternoon as festivities erupted in the West Bank and the Gazoo Strip following weekly prayers. One man was killed during violent protests north of Hebron, according to Paleostinian media. Meanwhile officials in the Gazoo Strip said a second man was killed by Israeli troops in a clash along the security fence.

Media reports identified the Hebron man as 21-year-old Oday Irsheid, the brother of a 17-year-old Paleostinian girl who was killed in October after security officials said she pulled a knife at troops in Hebron. Paleostinian witnesses have claimed she was unarmed and was shot without provocation.
Of course they did, but how could they possibly know?
The army said Irsheid died during a riot in which hundreds of Paleostinians attacked forces by hurling stones and Molotov cocktails and rolling burning tires toward troops. The military said forces tried to disperse the riot with nonlethal means before firing "towards inciting characters."

"I say to all the people, don't cry," Jihad Irsheid told local media after identifying his son's body. "Pray, fast, and instead of crying, cry over our situation. The martyr is with God."
Or not, as the evidence suggests Allah is not pleased with these activities. After all, the proof of Allah's approval is that victorious conquest is the result.
In the Gazoo Strip dozens of rioters participated in several violent demonstrations along the security fence, hurling rocks at Israeli troops and burning tires. IDF forces were responding with non-lethal means, and in several cases shot at what they called central instigators. Gazoo officials said one man was killed after being shot in the chest.

In Beitunia near Ramallah, three border coppers were lightly injured while responding to a riot. Two were treated at the scene, while one was evacuated to hospital for treatment.

The festivities follow an attempted car-ramming of IDF soldiers at the Halhul Junction earlier Friday, during which the troops shot and killed the Paleostinian driver. The assailant was identified as Issa Haroub, 55, a resident of a village outside Hebron.

Soldiers opened fire on Haroub's vehicle as it sped toward them at a checkpoint at Halhul Junction, which lies just north of Hebron. The army confirmed the driver was killed by the soldiers' fire. A large knife was found on his body. No Israelis were hurt in the incident.

The incident marked the second Paleostinian attack in as many hours.

Earlier Friday, a Paleostinian opened fire on the Gilboa crossing between Israel and the northern West Bank, near Jenin. No Israelis were hurt in that attack either.

According to a Defense Ministry statement, the Paleostinian assailant opened fire from several dozen yards away. A guard identified the assailant and returned fire, apparently wounding him. A Paleostinian commercial vehicle then sped up to the shooter, who got in and escaped.

Security forces launched a manhunt for the attacker, who was believed to have come from around the nearby Paleostinian city of Jenin.

According to Channel 10, Paleostinian Authority police may have tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
the shooter while he expeditiously departed at a goodly pace. A conflicting Paleostinian report suggested IDF forces may be searching for the assailant in Jenin.
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Two Maoist militants, soldier killed in Mindanao clash
Two New People's Army militants and a soldier were killed and another soldier was injured following a gun battle in Hinobaan town in Negros Occidental on Friday morning.

Major Ray Tiongson said troops were on patrol at Sitio Bugtong Lubi in Barangay Damutan . when they encountered 12 or so militants. He said the two sides traded fire for 15 minutes after which the militants fled and left behind the bodies of their two slain comrades.
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US sez 3 ISIS Top Dawgs die in airstrikes
The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria has killed the group’s finance minister and two other senior leaders in air strikes in recent weeks, a U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday.

Army Colonel Steve Warren told a Pentagon briefing coalition strikes had killed Abu Salah, ISIS’ financial minister, in late November.

“He was one of the most senior and experienced members of ISIL’s financial network and he was a legacy Al Qaeda member,” Warren said.

Warren said Salah was the third member of the finance network who had been killed in as many months.
“Killing him and his predecessors exhausts the knowledge and talent needed to coordinate funding within the organization,” Warren added.

According to a Brooking Institute report, Abu Salah’s real name is Muafaq Mustafa Mohammed al- Karmoush.
Warren said a senior leader responsible for coordinating the group’s extortion activities and another leader who acted as an executive officer had also been killed.

ISIS, which the United States calls the wealthiest militant group of its kind in history, has a number of revenue streams.

More at the link
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [526 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  “Killing him and his predecessors exhausts the knowledge and talent needed to coordinate funding within the organization,” Warren added.

Not unless you zapped the Rolodex too.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/12/2015 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Sure.
According to a Brooking Institute report,
Johnson didn't kill Kennedy.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/12/2015 17:57 Comments || Top||


Rebels claim Rooshuns bombed school
ALEPPO – Russian fighter jets targeted on Friday rebel-held areas in the northern countryside of Syria’s Aleppo, causing casualties among civilians, eyewitnesses and military sources reported. One of the Russian strikes hit a primary school in the town of Kafr Zeta north of Aleppo. At least four children were killed in the strike.
Any secondary explosions?
“Rescue teams have pulled dead bodies of four victims from the rubble, while several others were transferred to a field hospital in Kafr Zeta after being hardly injured in the raid,” civil rights activist Alwan al-Halabi told ARA News.

The Russian warplanes have also bombed the rebel-held village of al-Younissiyah in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where at least two people were killed and five more wounded. This coincided with an airstrike by the Syrian air force in the town of Latmaniyah, where rebel fighters of the Army of Conquest are stationed.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, spokesman of the Army of Conquest Muhammad al-Nasser said: “Those airstrikes come after our units pounded strongholds of pro-Assad troops near Hama.”

Friday’s strikes caused a mass displacement among civilians, who escaped their homes heading to nearby villages and towns in Aleppo countryside.
Posted by: badanov || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Schools are weapon factories in Dar.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2015 3:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Unlike the west, Russia doesn't care. Behavior that is not rewarded is extinguished. If human shields are killed ISIL will stop using them.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 12/12/2015 8:16 Comments || Top||

#3  On Friday, the weekend in the Muslim world, classes would not have been held. Why were children there?
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2015 11:49 Comments || Top||

#4  We Franks attend school of a Sunday,
Which makes for a mores-or-less fun day.
The Prophet's adherents
Are practicing clearance
And cleaning their pieces on gun day.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/12/2015 16:54 Comments || Top||

#5  *ahem*
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2015 18:24 Comments || Top||


Daesh claims Syria suicide bombings that killed 26
Daesh has claimed responsibility for triple suicide bombings in northern Syria that killed at least 26 people. The group said in a statement posted online that the attacks in the predominantly Kurdish province of Hassakeh targeted offices of the main Kurdish militia known as YPG. Three of its fighters driving three separate vehicles had detonated the suicide bombs targeting "bases" belonging to Kurdish fighters.

The attacks in the predominantly Christian town of Tal Tamr occurred late Thursday. Syrian State TV and Daesh said on Friday the blasts killed 60 people while the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they killed 26, including four Assyrian Christians. Dozens of people were also wounded in the blasts.

Earlier, a triple truck bomb attack claimed by Daesh in northeastern Syria killed at least 50 people and wounded 80 others, a spokesman for the Kurdish militia that controls the area said on Friday. The town in the northeastern province of Hasaka is controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, which has been battling Daesh with the support of US-led air strikes.

The three blasts, carried out by at least two suicide bombers, struck outside a hospital, at a marketplace and in a residential area in the town of Tel Tamer late on Thursday, the YPG's Redur Xelil said via an internet messaging service.

"There is massive destruction in the town and the number killed is between 50 and 60, all of them civilians," he said.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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