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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Las Vegas Sidewalk Crash: One Dead, Dozens Hurt in 'Intentional Act'
[NBCNEWS] A woman with a toddler in her car repeatedly plowed into pedestrians on the crowded Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, killing one person and injuring dozens more in what police say may have been an intentional assault.
But they simply refused to get out of my way !
Las Vegas Deputy Police Chief Brett Zimmerman said the incident was "not an act of terrorism" but appeared to be intentional. He said homicide units were investigating.

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo on Monday identified the suspect as Lakeisha Holloway, 24. She is originally from Oregon, Lombardo said, but he added that authorities were "having difficulty obtaining her background."

The Las Vegas district attorney said Holloway will be charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon. Authorities are also considering charges of charges of child abuse and neglect, as well as attempted murder, he said.

Holloway had been in Las Vegas for a week as a homeless person, Lombardo told news hounds Monday. The unidentified 3-year-old child who was in her car was not hurt in the crash and was taken to a county emergency shelter.
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#1  What are we to think when the Sheriff says he is "uncomfortable" discussing motive? Why has the coverage been so relatively brief?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/22/2015 12:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Palestine comes to Vegas?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/22/2015 13:30 Comments || Top||

#3  What are we to think...

Aloha Snackbar or #BlackLivesMatter. I figure the odds be 50/50.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/22/2015 16:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Lakeisha
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/22/2015 17:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Damn Amish..... /sark
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/22/2015 18:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Lakeisha? Well, her resume is screwed now. /snark
Posted by: Beau || 12/22/2015 23:57 Comments || Top||

Taliban on Verge of Huge Victory in Afghanistan
[PJ Media] While our attention has been diverted by terrorist attacks and the security of the homeland, the war in Afghanistan has taken a decided turn for the worse.

According to the deputy governor of Helmand Province, the Taliban are on the verge of scoring a major victory by taking over the entire region -- a center of opium production and a major population center.

Helmand is considered the Taliban's home province and it was all that British and American troops could do to keep the Taliban in check. But NATO combat operations against the Taliban ended last year, and the Afghan security forces have proven unable to cope with the threat.
Many of you will recognize the multi-million dollar astroturf soccer field constructed in 2011 inside the 'boardwalk' at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Base Kandahar.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/22/2015 02:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If combat operations ended last year then I would consider the war was considered over. Sounds like they just retaking what they had before. This is what all those ROEs get ya.
Posted by: chris || 12/22/2015 8:15 Comments || Top||

#2  It's just our new allies the "Moderate Tollybon™"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/22/2015 8:47 Comments || Top||

#3  ..sort of like the 'Moderate Gangs' in the Chicago neighborhoods. Same strategy from the same pols.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/22/2015 9:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Spray the poppy fields with Roundup and they won't be so interested.
Posted by: gorb || 12/22/2015 22:16 Comments || Top||

6 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan suicide attack
Six American troops were killed Monday in a suicide car bombing near the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the bombing near Bagram Airfield in northern Afghanistan, saying in a statement that their target was a joint Afghan-NATO security patrol.

“We’re deeply saddened by this loss,” U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition, said in a statement. “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of those affected in this tragic incident, especially during this holiday season.”

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a statement that six U.S. service members died and two other service members and a contractor were injured in the attack.

“It serves as a painful reminder of the dangers our troops face every day in Afghanistan,” Carter said. “As I saw firsthand during my visit to Afghanistan last Friday, our troops are working diligently alongside our Afghan partners to build a brighter future for the Afghan people. Their dedicated efforts will continue despite this tragic event.”

A member of the provincial council of Parwan, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said at least three members of the Afghan National Police were injured.

Bagram Airfield is home to one of the largest contingents of the remaining 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. About 5,000 U.S. troops are based at Bagram Airfield, a vast military installation where F-16 fighter jets, armed drones, and cargo planes fly on daily missions. U.S. troops still accompany Afghan forces on security patrols around the base to guard against Taliban and other militant groups.

Pentagon records show 16 U.S. troops and one civilian have died in Afghanistan this year, and an additional 68 were wounded in action.
An Nahar claims it was a motorcycle VBIED, not a car.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/22/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  USAF personnel conducting a security patrol in a village near the airfield ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/22/2015 10:17 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Passenger says Muslims protect Christians in Islamist attack on Ken
Apparently a different attack than the one reported two articles down, but both were published on December 21.
[AlAhram] Somali Islamist forces of Evil sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians travelling with them.

The attack took place in Mandera, in northeast Kenya. A year ago, al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
gunnies stormed a Nairobi-bound bus in the same area and killed 28 non-Muslim passengers execution-style.

Abdi Mohamud Abdi, a Muslim who was among the passengers in Monday's incident, told Rooters that more than 10 al-Shabaab forces of Evil boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away from the Christians, but they refused.

"We even gave some non-Muslims our religious attire to wear in the bus so that they would not be identified easily. We stuck together tightly," he said.

"The forces of Evil threatened to shoot us but we still refused and protected our brothers and sisters. Finally they gave up and left but warned that they would be back," he said.

In previous attacks, al-Shabaab has often killed both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Julius Otieno, the deputy county commissioner, confirmed the account, saying that the forces of Evil "were trying to identify who were Muslims and who were not," and that the Muslim passengers had refused to help.

The forces of Evil then expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, both men said.

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab's military front man, said the group had fired shots at the bus.

"Some of the Christian enemies died and others were maimed," he told Rooters in a statement. The forces of Evil did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the role of Muslim bus passengers during the attack.

The 2014 bus attack shocked Kenya and led to a shake-up of security ministers. Since then, buses carrying passengers from Mandera have been given police escorts, but Kenya Police front man Charles Owino said that had not happened in this case because the bus had bypassed a police roadblock.

Owino said that in addition to the two deaths, four people were maimed.

Al-Shabaab has said it will continue its attacks on Kenya until Nairobi withdraws troops from an African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
force fighting the forces of Evil in Somalia. It has also said northeastern Kenya should be part of Somalia.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/22/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  What does Barbie think about this attack on Ken?
Posted by: Bobby || 12/22/2015 11:42 Comments || Top||

Somali central bank official killed in Mogadishu
An employee working at the central bank of Somalia has been killed by suspected Al shabaab Gunmen in the capital, Mogadishu, witness said on Monday. Two pistol-wielding assailants shot and killed the officer who was identified as Abdullahi Mumin as he was walking out of his house at Nasteho nighbourhood in Wadajir district.

A witness confirmed to Radio Shabelle the assassination of the Somali central bank’s member of staff in Mogadishu, saying that the killers escaped before police arrived the scene of the shooting and cordoned it off.

Wadajir district has been the scene of frequent Al shabaab attacks that killed many Govt workers and security force members in the past few weeks.
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Bus passengers killed in Kenya ambush
At least two people have been killed in an ambush on a passenger bus in Kenya’s northeast near the border with Somalia, an official and residents said. The bus was believed to be carrying more than 50 passengers when it was attacked between Kutulo and Daba village in Mandera county early on Sunday, Mohamud Saleh, the chief administrator of Kenya’s northeastern region, said.

“The attackers tried to wave the bus down but then sprayed it with bullets when the driver refused to stop,” Saleh told Al Jazeera.

“Two people were killed and at least three people were injured in the attack. It is not yet clear who is behind the assault, but I’m not ruling out that this was a case of banditry,” he added.

In November 2014, armed group al-Shabab killed 28 Kenyan non-Muslim bus passengers in Mandera county, in what it said was revenge for Kenyan police raids on Mombasa mosques.
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Africa North
Tunisia dismantles cell recruiting women for Islamist militant
[AlAhram] Tunisia said on Monday it has dismantled a cell in the northern region of Bizerte recruiting women to marry Islamist snuffies fighting abroad and has made four arrests.

The interior ministry said in a statement that anti-terrorist units led the operation to bust the "takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
" radical Sunni Muslim network, without saying when the arrests took place.

The suspects had been "recruiting young people, especially girls, to send them to conflict zones for marriage to terrorist elements there", it said.

Tunisian authorities have stepped up arrests since a November 24 kaboom on a bus in Tunis claimed by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eater group killed 12 presidential guards.

An estimated 6,000 Tunisians have travelled to Syria, Iraq and Libya to join Islamist Death Eater organizations. Tunisia's minister for women's affairs, Samira Merai, has said that number includes around 700 women.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/22/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [485 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram Suicide Bombing Kills Six in NE Nigeria
[AnNahar] A child jacket wallah detonated his explosives, killing himself, two other bombers and six people in Nigeria's northeast, in the latest bloodshed blamed on 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...
Islamist group, the army said on Monday.

The attack in Beninsheikh in Borno state happened around 8.30 pm on Sunday when three suspected suicide bombers aged between 10 and 15 years, were stopped for security screening by civilian vigilantes in the area, Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement.

He said one of the bombers, who was strapped with explosives, detonated the bomb, causing the "death of nine people while 24 others sustained various degrees of injuries."

Usman said the three suicide bombers were among the dead.

"The security and emergency management agents have mobilized to the scene. The bodies have been evacuated and all those injured are receiving medical attention," he said.

Suicide bombings -- many by young boys and girls -- have fast become Boko Haram's preferred method of inflicting civilian casualties since it control of captured territory to a renewed military offensive by the military in recent months.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/22/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Nigerian Troops Kill 12 Boko Haram Fighters
[AnNahar] Nigerian troops have killed 12 Boko Haram fighters and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from the hardline Islamist group whose six-year insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, a military spokesman said.

"As part of their determined efforts to rid the society of all known Boko Haram terrorists enclaves and hideouts, troops... conducted a fighting patrol along Damboa-Njaba-Bale road in Borno state" in the northeast of the country, Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement late Sunday.

He said the soldiers "killed three suspected Boko Haram terrorists (who) had been terrorizing the communities around Sabon Gari and Damboa," on Sunday.

"Among those killed was the Boko Haram terrorist Ameer (leader) in Bulayaga," he said.

Usman said a cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the jihadists.

He said a second encounter with the insurgents in Mainari village also on Sunday "led to the killing of nine terrorists and recovery of weapons which include four AK-47s and one pump action gun."
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HRW: Saudi-led Coalition Bombs Yemeni Homes in Capital
[ALMANAR.LB] Human Rights Watch
... During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, HRW received a pledge from the Foundation to Promote Open Society, of which George Soros is Chairman, for general support totaling $100,000,000. The grant is being paid in installments of $10,000,000 over ten years.Through June 30, 2013, HRW had received $30,000,000 towards the fulfillment of the pledge....
said on Monday that the Saudi-led coalition which has been launching an aggression against Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
carried out unlawful Arclight airstrikes in residential areas in Sanaa, causing civilian deaths.

The New York-based organization also slammed the coalition members and the United States, saying they were "required under the laws of war to investigate such attacks, but they have not."

"Human Rights Watch found no evidence of any military target in an Arclight airstrike on the Old City and on al-Asbahi neighborhood in September," HRW said in an article on its website on Monday.Destruction in Yemen

"Airstrikes that caused civilian casualties on homes on Marib Street and in the neighborhoods of Hadda, al-Hassaba, and Thabwa hit 200 meters or more from possible military objectives. These attacks failed to distinguish civilians from military objectives or caused disproportionate civilian loss."

The organization quoted Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director as asking: "How many civilians will die in unlawful Arclight airstrikes in Yemen before the coalition and its US ally investigate what went wrong and who is responsible.

"Their disregard for the safety of civilians is appalling."

One coalition attack struck a house in Sanaa's Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the night of September 13, killing 18 civilians and wounding many others, HRW said.

According to the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
, most of the 2,500 civilian deaths, since the coalition began its military campaign in late March, have been from coalition Arclight airstrikes.

...back at the desert island, Irene was indignant at the thought of doing such a thing without benefit of clergy...
Human Rights Watch said it was unaware of any investigations by Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
or other members of the nine-nation coalition into these or other allegedly unlawful strikes, or of any compensation for victims.

"The US, by coordinating and directly assisting coalition military operations, is a party to the conflict and as such is obligated to investigate allegedly unlawful attacks in which it took part."

The coalition has repeatedly used aerial bombs with wide-area effect in populated areas, creating the likelihood of civilian casualties even when a military target is hit, Human Rights Watch said.

The attacks Human Rights Watch documented used large air-dropped bombs, weighing from 250 kilograms to as much as 1,000 kilograms. These would have blast, thermal, and fragmentation effects in a radius of dozens or hundreds of meters of impact.
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#1  "William Tecumseh Sherman to the courtesy phone..."
Posted by: Pappy || 12/22/2015 8:36 Comments || Top||

Yemeni forces make key military gains towards Sanaa
Forces loyal to Yemen's government fought their way into the province surrounding the capital on Monday, tribal sources said, the closest they have advanced towards Sanaa since the Houthi movement seized it in September last year.

"(President Abd-Rabbu Mansour) Hadi's forces took control of two mountains in the Nihm district in Sanaa province," one tribal source said. The area is about 60km north-east of the capital.

Yemeni forces loyal to Hadi, backed by alliance air strikes, have made a number of gains against the Houthis in recent weeks. But the Houthis remain in control of much of the northern part of the country.

On Friday, Hadi loyalists captured the city of Al Hazm, the provincial capital of northwestern Al Jawf province.

Both sides have accused each other of violating the ceasefire that began with the start of the peace talks on December 15. UN Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed had voiced deep concern at "numerous reports of violations of the cessation of hostilities" and set up a mechanism to strengthen compliance, a UN statement said. The peace talks are scheduled to resume on January 14.
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German arrested over ties to terror group in Afghanistan
[Ynet] German prosecutors say they have locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
a man on suspicion of membership in a group that fought international and government troops in Afghanistan.

The federal prosecutor's office said Monday that the 26-year-old German citizen, identified only as Sinan Sefik A. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested after his arrival at Berlin's Tegel airport. The arrest took place on Friday and prosecutors didn't say where he had flown from.

Prosecutors accuse the man of joining the now-defunct German Taliban Mujahedeen during a trip to the Wazoo region on the Pakistain-Afghanistan border
...also known as Pashtunistan, home of ignorance, poverty, and automatic weapons...
in late 2009 and early 2010. They say he was trained to fight and was involved in producing a propaganda video, but left the group in around February 2010 after clashing with other members.
We had a number of stories about the German Taliban Mujahideen between 2010 and early 2013. The key to their demise, I think, was when one of their number was caught in Berlin with some memory devices in his underthings.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/22/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  ION BundesReich this AM ...

* ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS > REPORT: POTENTIAL ISIS JIHADISTS EYEING GERMANY, espec as using alleged fake Syrian Passports to enter Merkel land



Two waves of coordinated terror allegedly planned - one ala suicide bombing, the other via hand-gun or best available personal weapons.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/22/2015 22:49 Comments || Top||

Soldier among 3 killed in Mohmand blasts
[DAWN] GHALANAI: Three people, among them a security man, were killed and three personnel injured when two roadside improvised bombs went off in Baizai, some 25km west of Ghalanai area of Mohmand tribal region, on Monday.

Local officials said that Naib Subedar Naseer Khan and a taxi driver bit the dust in the first kaboom while the second blast left a civilian dead and three security personnel injured.

The injured, one of them identified as Lt Col Taimur, were airlifted to hospital in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
Officials said that security personnel were patrolling an area near Atam village in Baizai tehsil along the Afghan border when the blasts occurred.

After the incident security forces cordoned off the area and started search operation but no arrest was reported till late night.
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Arrested: Two knife-bearing Arab women, 5 Jerusalemites for 'grassroots terror'
The 80:20 rule in action...
[IsraelTimes] 15-year-old was detained two weeks ago, but released when she claimed the blade was for home use, police say

Police officers in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem Old City on Monday tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
an East Jerusalem teenage girl found in possession of a knife, on suspicion she was planning to carry out a stabbing attack. This was the second time in two weeks the 15-year-old were tossed into the calaboose for carrying a knife, the police said in a statement.

The teenager "raised the suspicions" of coppers in the Jewish Quarter, who called for her to halt. The police initially reported that the knife had been found in the 15-year-old's purse, but later clarified that it had, in fact, been hidden in her sleeve. As a result, they brought the teen in for questioning.

When officers checked the girl's information, they found that she had been arrested two weeks before, under the same suspicion. The girl, who was not named, was released a few days after her first arrest, when she claimed the knife in her bag was purchased for use in her family's home. However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
police now believe that she was preparing to attack Jewish Israelis.

"The way she took out the knife today -- and other pieces of information that have been collected -- increase the suspicion, and it appears as though the officers prevented the injury of innocent civilians today, thanks to their awareness and sensitivity to aberrations," the Israel Police said in a statement Monday evening.

Jerusalem's Old City has been a frequent site of stabbing attacks in the ongoing cycle of violence, with many attacks taking place at Damascus Gate.

Palestinian held after drawing knife on troops in Hebron

[IsraelTimes] Israeli soldiers placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
a Paleostinian woman after she brandished a knife while being checked at an army post in Hebron, the IDF said Monday. The woman was ordered to drop her weapon and complied, according to the army.

5 Jerusalem Arabs indicted for ‘grassroots terror’
Just boys being hooligans is no longer allowed.
[IsraelTimes] The Shin Bet security service announces that it has uncovered an "infrastructure" of Israeli citizens in Jerusalem's Ras al-Amud neighborhood who were involved in "grassroots terrorism." In all, five have been locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
and linked to the group, which the Shin Bet alleges was involved in rock- and Molotov cocktail-throwing attacks at Israeli civilians and security forces. Two of the arrestees are minors, the Shin Bet says in a statement.

In one case, on September 17, two minors from the group torched a bus in Ras al-Amud.

"The interrogations also revealed that during riots in the neighborhood, the activists would block the road with garbage cans and cut off the power, in order to draw in police forces and then attack them with Molotov cocktails," the statement says.

The five have been indicted for a string of alleged offenses, the statement says, noting that further indictments are in the offing for additional alleged members of the group.
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Southeast Asia
Indonesian Police on Highest Alert after Terror Plot Revealed
[AnNahar] Indonesian police said Monday they were on their highest terror alert after foiling plans for a suicide kaboom in Jakarta and arresting bully boyz linked to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....

Three-day raids across Java ending Sunday saw the confiscation of kabooms, an IS-inspired flag and nine arrests.

Several of the nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
men were allegedly linked to a planned suicide kaboom in Jakarta during the New Year celebrations, according to documents seized in the raids.

A total of five suspects were arrested from a cell linked to the Islamic State, and four more from a cell linked to the Jemaah Islamiyah terror network behind several major assaults in Indonesia.

The gunnies were targeting shopping malls, cop shoppes and minority groups across the country, the national police chief said.

According to documents seized in the raids, police claim the two cells were identifying attack sites in Jakarta as well as West Java, Sumatra and Indonesian Borneo.

"We are taking preventive actions. We are implementing the highest alert," said police chief Badrodin Haiti.

"There are several things that (these groups) can do, like bombing or other violent acts such as shootings, burning, or unarmed attacks," he added.

Other security officials said nearly 150,000 police and military officers would be dispatched to guard important sites between December 24 and January 2, when police would be extra vigilant.

Haiti confirmed that the Australian Federal Police, the FBI and Singaporean authorities had assisted with uncovering the alleged terror plots.

The increased security comes as senior ministers from Australia and Indonesia agreed to boost intelligence sharing, including on terrorism financing, following bilateral talks in both Sydney and Jakarta.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, suffered several major kabooms by Islamic bully boyz between 2000 and 2009, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

But a crackdown has weakened the most dangerous turban networks.

However the emergence of IS has sparked alarm that Indonesians returning from battlefields in the Middle East could revive them.

Indonesian police in August arrested three people with links to the IS group who were planning to launch kabooms during celebrations to mark the country's independence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/22/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under: Jemaah Islamiyah

#1  AUSTRALIA = is repor warning that the ISIS/ISIL is recruiting and eyeing Indonesia as its new "Distant/Provincial Caliphate".






FYI the ISIS/ISIL is also repor recruiting in INDIA, MYANMAR, + BANGLADESH.



Looks like it won't be just the [Anti-Trump]HISPANICS that will be asserting their vote this coming November 2016???


Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/22/2015 23:36 Comments || Top||

6 Civilians Dead in Bombing of Syria Regime-held Areas
[AnNahar] Rocket and mortar fire into several regime-controlled areas of Syria killed six civilians and maimed several more on Monday, the SANA state news agency reported.

"Terrorists who call themselves Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
(Army of Islam) this morning fired a mortar round into the residential district of Barzeh (north of Damascus), killing one civilian and wounding nine people," it said, citing police.

Rebels battling Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Supressor of the Damascenes...
's regime often shell the capital from the suburb of Eastern Ghouta.

SANA also said that in second city Aleppo in the north, "rockets fired by forces of Evil hit a residential district, killing three girls and wounding another two."

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said the dead were "sisters aged between 16 and 19."

The Observatory, which has an extensive network of informants inside Syria, also said several people were maimed by rocket fire on the regime-controlled Aleppo neighborhood of Hamdaniyeh.

Syria's former economic powerhouse has been ravaged by war since 2012. It is split between the government-held west and hard boy-controlled east.

Aleppo province itself is almost entirely under the control of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front, jihadist forces allied to it and the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
jihadist group.

Elsewhere, SANA said, "forces of Evil targeted the town of Suqaylabiyah (northwest of the central city of Hama) with rockets, causing the death of two civilians and wounding eight, including a child."

The Observatory reported "25 maimed" in the Christian-majority region.
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Syrian Army, Allies Control Maarata Town in Aleppo Southern Countryside
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian Army and allies managed on Monday to control Maarata town in Aleppo southern countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

Al-Manar correspondent reported that scores of snuffies fled the battlefield with the advent the troops of the Syrian army and its allies.

Maarata lies to the east of Khan Toman which the Syrian army and allies liberated on Sunday.

Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched a rocketry attack on the ISIL terrorists' gathering in Mortbiya, Roumyat, Dahr Ali, and Zamarani in Qalamoun barrens; consequently, many snuffies were reported to be killed.

The Syrian air force targeted one of the terrorists' headquarters during a command meeting in Khan Sheikh area in Damascus southern countryside, killing or injuring a number of Lion of Islams.

The Syrian military units also dismantled a booby-trapped car rigged with over 200 kilograms of explosives near a school in Akrama neighborhood in Homs.

The Russian warplanes also targeted the terrorists' gatherings in Salma city in Latakia, killing scores of them.

The Syrian army and allies further continued the anti-terrorist campaign in various provinces, claiming the lives of a large number of Lion of Islams.
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#1  Don't those poor fools know that for every jihadi they knock off, three more spring up in their place?

I think I read that in the newspapers.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/22/2015 11:42 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 12 strikes in Iraq, three in Syria
[Ynet] The United States and its allies conducted 15 strikes against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Monday.

In Iraq, a dozen strikes near four cities hit several Islamic State tactical units, vehicles, weapons caches, fighting positions and other targets, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

Six strikes hit near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the Islamic State stronghold in northern Iraq, and four near Ramadi, where the Iraqi military on Sunday asked civilians to leave the city before a planned offensive. The remaining two strikes in Iraq were near Bayji, the military said.

In Syria, three air strikes near Mar'a and Ayn Isa hit one tactical unit, among other targets, according to the statement.

The coalition also reported a strike near the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa on Saturday, Dec. 19, that hit five Islamic State gas and oil separation points and two crude oil collection points.
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#1  I think we're up to a strike-surplus of 37 or so.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/22/2015 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  "You guys are SO gonna get it!"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/22/2015 8:54 Comments || Top||

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