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Afghanistan
Siege near India's Afghan Consulate Ends after 25 Hours
Snip. Duplicate.
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Five missing soldiers found dead in Ghazni
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Police have found the dead bodies of five soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) who went missing on 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....
-Kandahar highway about a week ago.

Deputy Police Chief of Ghazni province said the dead bodies were recovered from Dasht-e-Asfandi area and shifted to the civil hospital in Ghazni city this morning.

Asadullah Shujai added that the five soldiers were traveling in a '303' passenger bus that was stopped by Taliban in Andar District last week.

He said Taliban singled them out among other passengers and took them to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location.

Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Mother, two sons arrested on terrorism charges in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Security forces have nabbed
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
a woman and her two sons on terrorism charges 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.

Police say the woman and one of her teen-aged sons were arrested with a magnetic bomb, pistol, three magazines and 120 bullets from the jurisdiction of Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar.

Nangarhar Police Chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad told news hounds during a presser on Monday that another son of the same woman was detained before exploding a landmine in Behsood District.

Shirzad said security forces have also arrested an important member of Taliban during a separate raid from the jurisdiction of Jalalabad city.

He did not name the Taliban member but said that weapons, ammunition and kabooms were previously recovered from his resident.

Nangarhar has become the hot spot of Lion of Islam groups in the eastern part of the country. So far, these groups operate mostly in the province's far flung areas but they try to reach out to the quiet provincial capital.

Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul near contractor's compound
[DAWN] A large kaboom hit 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....
on Monday, hours after a jacket wallah went kaboom! near a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital, Rooters news hounds heard.

A police official said the blast appeared to come from a vehicle bomb near a compound for contractors close to the airport. There were no immediate details of damage or casualties.

It is the second blast of the day to hit the Afghan capital.

Earlier in the day, a suicide bomber on foot struck a street leading to Kabul's international airport. The attacks have coincided with a new effort to restart peace talks with the Taliban after earlier meetings were broken off last July.

Afghanistan's interior ministry front man Najib Danish had said that the target was a foreign forces convoy passing through the area but a police front man said he was not aware of that.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


25-hour siege ends near India's Afghan consulate
[DAWN] A 25-hour gun and bomb siege near the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif ended late Monday after all the attackers were killed, officials said.

"The clearance operation is over and all the gunnies have all been killed," said provincial police chief Sayed Kamal Sadat.

Government front man Shir Jan Durrani said three armed assailants had been killed after they mounted an attack on the diplomatic mission from a nearby building late Sunday.

"Our search operation is still going on inside the building," he said, adding that the fighting left one policeman dead and 11 others maimed.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack in northern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of assaults on Indian installations in the country.

The attack began late on Sunday after gunnies tried unsuccessfully to break into the consulate, taking advantage of the fact that many people were watching the final of a football championship between Afghanistan and India.

After a heavy exchange of fire that went on until well into the night, security forces had suspended operations before resuming in the morning, firing rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns at the building.

Gunfire rang out as a helicopters circled overhead in a residential area of the city, in Balkh province, bordering Uzbekistan.
An Nahar adds:
Gunfights and grenade kabooms echoed as commandos shimmied down a rope from a helicopter onto the roof of a nearby building from where assailants had launched the attack on the tightly-guarded compound.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Islamic State fighters target Libya's main oil terminals
[REUTERS] 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....
murderous Moslems clashed with security forces near Libya's Es Sider oil export terminal on Monday killing two guards, while an oil storage tank at nearby Ras Lanuf was set on fire during fighting there, witnesses and a guard said.

The guard told Rooters that Islamic State suicide boom-mobileers had attacked Es Sider, after which the hard boyz retreated, and that the tank at Ras Lanuf, about 20 km (13 miles) from Es Sider, had been hit by a rocket.

A front man for Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) said the tank was holding about 400,000 barrels of oil. The NOC was still trying to put out the fire late on Monday evening.

Libya descended into chaos after the fall of Muammar Qadaffy
...a proud Arab institution for 42 years, now among the dear departed, though not the dearest...
in 2011 and rival governments and the militias that support them are fighting for control of the North African state and its energy reserves. Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, its biggest oil ports lie between Sirte and Benghazi and have been shut for a year.

Islamic State has taken advantage the security vacuum to grab territory and is threatening to advance from Sirte, which it controls. So far the group has failed to take control of any Libyan oil installations but has done so in Syria.

The group said it had attacked Es Sider after taking the nearby town of Ben Jawad. However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
there was no independent confirmation of its capture.

Es Sider is protected by Ibrahim al-Jathran's Petrol Facilities Guard, which has backed the government based in the city of Bayda in the east, but is also fighting other forces supporting that government.

Libya's crude oil production has dropped to less than a quarter of a 2011 high of 1.6 million barrels per day.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Yemen Army Clears Al-Tawila Mountains Range, Lahj Villages of Gunmen
The Yemeni army and the Popular Committees managed on Sunday to eliminate all mercenaries of the Saudi-US aggression along the Al-Tawila mountain range overlooking the region of Najd Shabab and the Joreiba area in Lahj province.

The national military also restored the villages of Sarih, Hadid, Alfaqi, Tabin, Aloub, Sahi in Sharija and Karsh directorate as a part of the wide scale military operation south of Taiz province.

In a separate development, authorities in Yemen's southern city of Aden imposed a curfew on Monday after attacks blamed on terrorist gunmen killed at least 17 people, security sources said.

The curfew came into force at 8:00 pm local time (17:00 GMT) and will last until 5:00 am local time (02:00 GMT), the sabanews.net website said, citing a decision taken by the Aden Security Commission.

The decision comes after fierce battles on Sunday in the port of Aden that killed 17 people, among them nine members of the security forces including a colonel, the security sources said.

Security sources said the clashes erupted when mercenaries of the Saudi-US aggression met resistance by the Yemeni army and Popular Committees as they tried to deploy in the port to secure it completely.
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Ma'rib captured from militias
The Yemeni General Staff has announced the liberation of Ma'rib governorate from coup militias, as progress on a number of fronts has been achieved, according to Major-General Mohammed Al Magdashi, Yemeni Chief of Staff said.

During a meeting with several military and security commanders in the Third Military Zone in Ma'rib, Yemeni Chief of Staff, Major-General Mohammed Al Magdashi said the province has been liberated by the legitimate Yemeni Government's Armed Forces, backed by the Yemeni People's Resistance Forces, from the control of Houthi rebel militias.

He said that further victories are forthcoming on all frontlines against the rebel militias, urging the essential boosting of efforts to consolidate normal public life in the liberated areas in Ma'rib and Al Jawf provinces.

He called on the governmental forces, and the popular resistance loyal to the legitimacy, to work as one team to liberate the capital Sana'a from Houthi militias and Ali Abduallah Saleh's coup militias.

The meeting made several decisions related to the security and military aspects as well as coordination and cooperation between the various relevant sectors and the Popular Resistance Forces to consolidate the foundations of security, according to the official Yemeni News Agency.
Posted by: badanov || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Qaeda in Yemen stones woman to death for adultery
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Al-Qaeda Death Eaters have stoned a woman to death in a southeastern Yemeni city they control after accusing her of adultery and prostitution, several witnesses said on Monday.

The Death Eaters on Sunday "placed the woman in a hole in the middle of the courtyard of a military building and stoned her to death in the presence of dozens of residents" of Hadramawt picturesque provincial capital Mukalla, one witness said.

A local journalist at the scene confirmed the rare stoning, saying that the gunnies prevented photography of the execution.

"This was the first time we have seen such a thing," another witness said.

A copy of the purported verdict issued by the so-called Hadramawt court of Al-Qaeda's Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
in December said the married woman "confessed in front of the judges to committing adultery".

Al-Qaeda's 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...
branch is considered by Washington to be the most dangerous affiliate of the global network.

It has taken advantage of the state's weakness to expand its control in various areas, including the vast Hadramawt region
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Bahrain cuts ties with Iran, expels envoys
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Bahrain on Monday decided to cut ties with Iran, a day after 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...
severed relations with the Islamic republic, the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Bahrain gave Iranian envoys 48 hours to leave the kingdom, expressing similar sentiments to that of Saudi Arabia when it accused Tehran of interfering in the affairs of regional countries and giving safe haven to terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda.

BNA said in an Arabic statement that "after the cowardly acts inflicted on our brethren at the Saudi embassy in Tehran and the consulate in Mashhad - which represent a flagrant violation of intentional treaties and grave sectarian policies - we cannot be silent about nor accept it [an Iranian diplomatic presence]."

It added: "Instead, this needs to be immediately counteracted decisively with full force, to prevent widespread unrest and to ensure stability of the region."

On late Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that it would ties with Iran after two of its diplomatic posts were attacked in the capital Tehran and the northeastern city of Mashhad.

Before Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut ties, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
on Sunday expressed support for Riyadh's ongoing fight against "terrorism."

Isa Al-Hammadi, minister of Information Affairs of Bahrain, told Al Arabiya News Channel that Iran has allowed the attacks on the Saudi diplomatic posts.
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Yemen declares Aden curfew after deadly fighting
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Authorities in Yemen's southern city of Aden imposed a curfew on Monday after violence blamed on suspected Death Eaters killed at least 17 people, pro-government media and security sources said.

The curfew will come into force at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT) and last until 5:00 am (0200 GMT), the sabanews.net website said, citing a decision taken by the Aden Security Commission.

The decision comes after fierce battles on Sunday in the port of Aden that killed 17 people, among them nine members of the security forces including a colonel, the security sources said.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Bangladesh
Man killed in gunfight with RAB in capital
[Dhaka Tribune] A man was killed in what was described as a shootout with RAB at Rupnagar in the capital's Mirpur early yesterday.

Al-amin Jony alias Kala Jony alias Jony Sarker, 30, son of Jamal Sarker of Comilla, was a criminal and was killed in the shootout at Eastern Housing area, said RAB.

But his family claimed that he was detained by some plainclothes men, who identified themselves as law enforcement officials, on December 28 last year.

Jony lived with his family in the area, and has a child named Nafu, 3.

ASP Unu Mong of RAB 4, who took Jony's body to Dhaka Medical College Hospital from the scene of the shootout, told the Dhaka Tribune Jony and four to five others attacked a patrol team of RAB 4 in the area that triggered the shootout around 2:40am.

"Jony sustained bullet injuries during the exchange of gunfire while the others managed to flee. He was taken to the hospital but doctors pronounced him dead
He's dead, Jim!
," he added.

A pistol and two rounds were also recovered from the scene, said ASP Mong.

RAB said Jony had been accused in 15 cases lodged over several charges, including murder, rape and robbery.

But Jony's brother-in-law Selim Reza told the Dhaka Tribune Jony had been named in seven to eight cases filed with different cop shoppes but most of those were false.

"Around a month ago, Jony was accused in a case filed over possession of illegal arms. The case was filed by RAB," he said.
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The Grand Turk
Turkish army intensifies operations in Kurdish provinces
[ARA] URFA – Clashes renewed in southeastern Turkey on Monday between army forces and Kurdish rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The Turkish army confirmed in a statement the death of 10 PKK fighters and one of its own in fresh clashes in the provinces of Şırnak and Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey.

In Diyarbakir, clashes broke out in the district of Sur, where the Kurdish PKK rebels killed at least one Turkish soldier.

In Şırnak, similar clashes took place in the towns of Cizre and Silopi. The Turkish army announced the death of ten PKK fighters there.

This comes as the PKK fighters try to break the army siege on the Kurdish towns in southeastern Turkey, which claimed lives of more than 20 civilians in the past two weeks, while tens of thousands others suffer a sharp shortage of food, water and electricity.

The Turkish army said that 195 PKK rebels were killed in the recent operations in Şırnak.

However, local sources argued that the Turkish operations aim at punishing the entire Kurdish population in the region for alleged cooperation with the PKK.

“The Turkish government tries to cover its crimes against humanity by announcing the death of so many PKK fighters,” a Kurdish media activist told ARA News in Cizre.

“People are suffering the most under the current siege and curfew. There are wounded civilians who need treatment and dead people who must be buried. The government avoids mentioning the humanitarian crisis in Cizre and Silopi to justify its military operations under the pretext of fighting the PKK,” he concluded.
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Turkey detains 9 suspected ISIL members in southern province
[TODAYSZAMAN] Nine foreign nationals suspected to be members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were detained in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's southern province of Kilis on Monday while trying to illegally cross into Turkey from Syria.

According to the Dogan news agency, the Kilis Governor's Office said the foreign nationals, whose names were not revealed by authorities, were detained in the towns of Cobanbey, Cildiroba and Alahan. All three towns are in the province of Kilis, which borders Syria.

The Turkish authorities have extended operations against suspected ISIL cells after a double suicide kaboom in Ankara last October that killed more than 100 people. The bombing was blamed on the Lion of Islam group.

Two suspected members of ISIL were detained on Wednesday on suspicion of having devised a plot to carry out suicide kabooms in the capital of Ankara on New Year's Eve. A Turkish court ruled on Saturday to arrest the men, who, the authorities said, entered Turkey from Syria.

Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Suspected member of TTP arrested
CHAKWAL: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested an alleged member of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) at Basharat village in Chakwal district, official sources said on Monday.

The CTD identified the suspect as Abdul Rehman, an Afghan national, and said 650grams of explosives and three detonators had been seized from him.

A CTD team led by its district in-charge Inspector Masood Azhar had arrested the suspect during an intelligence-based action.

A case has been registered against the suspect and an investigation has been launched.

An official of the CTD said that they could not comment on the suspect’s plans but were certain he belonged to the TTP.

He added that the suspect was caught after the CTD’s intelligence wing recorded one of his telephonic conversations.

Published in Dawn, January 5th, 2016
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Two policemen killed by unidentified assailants in Quetta
QUETTA: Suspected militants killed two policemen in Quetta's Sariab road area on Monday.

"Armed assailants opened fire at a police check post in Bibi Nanai area of Sariab road," said a police official.

One policeman was killed on the spot, and another succumbed to his wounds on the way to the hospital.

The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital for a post mortem.

"The assailants escaped from the scene of the incident," added that police official.

Police officials and personnel from the Frontier Corps reached the site of the attack and began an investigation in to the incident.

No group or individual has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Police sources believe the incident was an act of targeted killing.

Balochistan has been experiencing incident violence and targeted killings since more than a decade. The largest province of the country by area, is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists.

Al Qaeda-linked militants also operate in the region.
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6 suspected militants arrested, terror bid foiled in Bannu
PESHAWAR: A special unit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police claimed to have foiled a terror plan in an intelligence-based operation in Bannu on Monday.

At least six suspected militants were arrested in the raid, security sources said.

Based on prior intelligence, special police unit Bannu raided an under-construction house in Pir Dil Khel Sorani area of Bannu where the armed militants were busy in terror-planning, said the sources.

During the raid, police arrested six alleged militants and recovered weapons from then. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the suspected militants under the anti-terrorism act.

The arrested militants were named as Shamsur Rehman, Abidullah, Anwar Kamal, Safdar Iqbal, Mansoor and Qudratullah.

Military operation Zarb-i-Azb was launched against terrorists by the Pakistan Army on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on Karachi's international airport and failure of peace talks between the government and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) negotiators.

Officials say nearly 3,000 militants have been killed since the launch of the latest offensive.
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42 IS supporters arrested in Punjab
LAHORE: Officials arrested 42 suspected militants with alleged links to the militant Islamic State (IS) group.

"The arrests were the result of raids in four Punjab cities over the weekend," said Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah.

The minister said those arrested had been tasked with setting up sleeper cells for IS, and that those arrested include the purported IS Islamabad chief Amir Mansoor, his deputy Abdullah Mansoori and the group's chief for Sindh province, Umer Kathio.

The minister said the raids also yielded IS literature and weapons.

Sanaullah said the operation against alleged IS militants was launched after a raid last week in Daska district, when 13 other IS suspects were arrested.

The minister's statements come nearly a week after the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed busting an IS terror cell in Sialkot. The CTD said it arrested eight suspects and seized weapons, explosives and laptops, as well as a large number of compact discs containing publicity material, during the raid. An 'IS recruiter' was also arrested in Karachi earlier this week.

In December 2015, four well-educated men held on terrorism charges were arrested in Karachi for their involvement in the Safoora attacks, while their wives and their accomplices were accused of brainwashing educated and rich women through sermons and videos about the militant Islamic State (IS) group and other terrorist outfits.

An investigation report into the Safoora attackers in August alleged that the suspects were affiliated with Al Qaeda and IS.
Posted by: badanov || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Multi-storeyed building razed; 6 Pak terrorists eliminated
[Daily Excelsior] As re-enforcement of Army and NSG commandos was today pressed into service to step up operations along with Indian Air Force (IAF) and Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Police inside IAF air base here, six hard boyz have been killed so far--four on Day 1 followed by one each during next two days but the security agencies were not taking a chance as they continued to search and sanitize every inch of the air base before declaring the operation as closed. Death toll in the operation on Day 3 stood at 13--seven security personnel including Lt Col Niranjan E Kumar and six Lion of Islams, all of whom were believed to be Paks.
Continued on Page 49
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Iraq
44 ISIS Bad Guys die in battles near Fallujah
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Monday, Baghdad Operations Command announced, that the security forces have killed about 44 terrorists of ISIS during the security operations that were carried out to liberate the south of Fallujah areas.

Baghdad Operations Command said in statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces in Baghdad has continued its advance to liberate the south of Falluja areas, while managed to kill 17 terrorists, dismantled two booby trapped houses and destructed a vehicle.”

The statement added, “The forces from the western Baghdad operations managed to kill four terrorists, while wounded two others,” pointing out that, “The security forces also dismantled six improvised explosive devices and destructed two vehicles belonging to the enemy.”

“A force from the 45th brigade in coordination with the National Security Service were able to dismantle a surface-to-surface missile, as well as two bombs in al-Thabitiya area west of Baghdad,” the statement continued.
Posted by: badanov || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [588 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


4 die in two separate Baghdad bomb attacks
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Monday, a source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced, that ten people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast west of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded in al-Bakriya area west of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight others.”

The source added: “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area.”

Second Bomb Attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Monday, a source in the Ministry of Interior announced, that seven people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast south of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an explosive device was exploded near a cars showroom in al-Khalisa area south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding five others.”

The source added, “A security force cordoned off the area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”
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US mounts new raid in Salahuddin province
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Monday, spokesman of al-Hashd al-Watani Mahmoud al-Sorgui announced, that an American force has carried out an air landing operation on al-Zab area in Sharqat District.

Sorgui said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Last night, an American special force had carried out an air landing operation on al-Zab area in Sharqat District north of Salahuddin,” adding that, “The operation was carried out to destroy the sites of the ISIS organization in the area, while its results are still unidentified.”

Noteworthy, a joint security forces had carried out an air landing operation on the headquarters of the ISIS organization in Hawija District and were able to kill a number of the organization’s elements, while detained other elements.
Posted by: badanov || 01/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  an air landing operation
Putting boots on the ground!
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/05/2016 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Do SOCOM boots count?
Posted by: Pappy || 01/05/2016 15:07 Comments || Top||


U.S. leads 25 strikes against ISIS in Iraq: Statement
[AlAhram] The United States and its allies conducted 25 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....
(ISIS) in Iraq on Sunday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement released on Monday.

The Combined Joint Task Force said the strikes were staged near nine Iraqi cities, including Falluja, Kisik, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Ramadi and Sinjar and hit 10 of the bully boy group's tactical units. They also destroyed numerous fighting positions, bunkers weapons and heavy equipment used by the group, it said in the statement.

One strike was also conducted in Syria, destroying five ISIS buildings near Ayn Isa, the task force said.
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Father of Tel Aviv terror suspect arrested
Police on Tuesday arrested the father of Nahat Melhem, suspected of carrying out the terror attack on a Tel Aviv pub on Friday that killed three and wounded several more. Five others were arrested along with Mohammed Melhem on suspicion of acting as an accessory to murder.
Probably, won't start executing them until he surrenders---a pity.
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#1  A presumption of Nurture over Nature causal factors?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/05/2016 8:42 Comments || Top||

#2  A presumption of Nurture over Nature causal factors?

Au contraire.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/05/2016 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  so this would be the guy who called police to ID his son from news videos and who said you gotta catch him before he kills again? Quite a well-developed case of taqqiya, there....
Posted by: Herb Dark Lord of the Chinese9977 || 01/05/2016 12:24 Comments || Top||

#4  It's very odd. Ynet has an op-ed from a long-time friend of the family, who says the family are good Israeli citizens, and The Times of Israel reports a former employer says the shooter was practically a Boy Scout.

So I'm going to hope, until further evidence to the contrary is presented, that the purpose of these arrests is to get the shooter to turn himself in.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/05/2016 13:12 Comments || Top||

#5  the purpose of these arrests is to get the shooter to turn himself in

You might want to rethink this statement, TW.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/05/2016 15:53 Comments || Top||

#6  You might want to rethink this statement, TW.

I await further reports, g(r)omgoru. I know you Israelis will get to the truth.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/05/2016 19:39 Comments || Top||


IDF fires artillery after Hezbollah bomb explodes on Lebanese border
[Ynet] Hezbollah claims responsibility for bomb near Chebaa Farms area in Dire Revenge for death of Samir Kuntar; Lebanese security forces report at least 50 shells hitting villages in the area.

A large roadside kaboom went kaboom! near an IDF force at the Lebanese border near the Shebaa Farms area on Monday afternoon, leading the IDF to fire artillery shells at Hezbollah targets in the area for about an hour.

The kaboom targeted an IDF's Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer and another armored vehicle. No soldiers have been hurt in the incident, the IDF said.

IDF Engineering forces cordoned off the area and searched for any additional explosives.

Lebanese media reported considerable Israel Air Force presence in the area. Al Mayadeen quoted a Lebanese security source saying the IDF had fired artillery at a Lebanese military post in the Bastra Farm area on the outskirts of Kfarchouba. The TV station also reported casualties on the Lebanese side.

Lebanese security officials said more than 50 Israeli shells hit several villages in the area where the Hezbollah operation was carried out. Residents along the border said shelling from Israeli tanks and artillery landed in agricultural areas inside Leb, but did not report casualties.

"We fired artillery at Hezbollah targets near the border," an IDF spokesperson said. "It happened near Nahal Sion."

The spokesperson denied there was an attempt at kidnapping soldiers, anti-tank fire, or infiltration of hard boyz into Israel.

The Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah grabbed credit for the attack, which they say was committed by the "Samir Kuntar Brigades."

Samir Kuntar was a notorious Hezbollah terrorist who spent almost three decades in Israeli prison for the murder of the Haran family and an Israeli police officer. After his release in a prisoners exchange deal in 2008, Kuntar returned to terror, planning attacks against Israel in the Golan Heights.

He was killed in an Arclight airstrike in Syria, which Hezbollah attributed to Israel and for which it vowed Dire Revenge.

The UN peacekeeping force in Leb, UNIFIL, urged both sides to avoid an escalation, saying it had stepped up patrols on the ground after the incident.

In a statement, head of mission Major-General Luciano Portolano urged both sides "to exercise utmost restraint against any provocation."

The IDF has been conducting controlled kabooms and firing artillery into unpopulated, empty areas in order to prevent Hezbollah from exploiting stormy weather to commit a terror attack in the border area.
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Attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem
[Ynet] A 15-year-old girl was lightly maimed after a would-be assailant was shot while trying to stab a police officer close to the National Police Headquarters in Jerusalem; the attacker was shot and neutralized.

A 15-year-old girl was lightly maimed by shrapnel after an assailant tried to stab a police officer in Jerusalem and was shot and nabbed
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
after a short chase. No stabbing injuries occurred, and the girl was taken to hospital along with another individual who was treated for shock.

The stabbing attempt occurred at 4.42pm at the light rail station close to the National Police Headquarters. Jerusalem District Police Spokersperson Assi Aharoni said that police on security duty on Haim Barlev Street "spotted a minority youngster who aroused their suspicions. The police checked the suspect who drew out a knife, tried unsuccessfully to stab the officers and fled with the knife in his hand.

"The coppers started to chase after the suspect and shot towards his lower body, hitting him in the leg and neutralizing him," Aharoni continued.

The attacker is a 16-year-old from north Jerusalem. He was taken for interrogation following his arrest.

The incident occurred close to the National Police Headquarters in Jerusalem. The two maimed were given first aid at the scene and taken to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus.
The Times of Israel adds that the miscreant is an Israeli citizen.
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Southeast Asia
NPA releases ex-NPA captive
[Inquirer] The New People's Army released from captivity on December 25 a member of a breakaway communist faction who had been held since December 10.

Freed was Cerilo Bagnoran, a member of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB), who had been captured by the militants in La Castellana town during a raid on a farm owned by another RPA-ABB member identified as Rene Uropa. Uropa, who had also been a target for capture by the NPA, was able to escape.

RPA-ABB is composed of former NPA militants who broke off from the guerrilla movement over differences in strategies and ideology. RPA-ABB has since entered into a peace agreement with the Philippine government.

Bagnoran's comes after Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon and Bagnoran's family appealed to the NPA to free Bagnoran for Christmas. The plea was heeded as the militants freed him on Christmas Day.

In a statement, the NPA Leonardo Panaligan Command-Bagong Hukbong Bayan said Bagnoran was captured for trial by a revolutionary court for alleged involvement in the murder of two people whose families had sought NPA help. The statement said he was freed after being found not guilty. The statement was signed by rebel leaders Heneroso Siliang and Nadren Alberastin, presumably noms de guerre.

Communist militants on Panay Island earlier said they would step up attacks against Philippine troops and vowed to help frustrate efforts to consolidate votes on the island for Liberal Party standard-bearer, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Kurd, Syria rebel offensive continues in Kobane
[ARA] KOBANE – Subsequent to clashes with militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS), western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recaptured on Monday new areas in the southern countryside of Kobane near the Turkish border, military sources confirmed.

Kurdish-Arab alliance of the SDF regained five new villages and four farms, pushing ISIS back towards Raqqa after fierce clashes south of Kobane.

Speaking to ARA News, Sarhad Abbas, a Kurdish spokesman for the SDF, said that their units have regained the villages of Qadriya, Shamari, Kadusha, Majid and Huseniyah, besides four surrounding farms.

“The terror group had taken those villages and farms as military bases from which its militants used to bomb our headquarters in Kobane,” Abbas said.

At least five ISIS militants were killed in Monday’s clashes.

“We have also bombed four ISIS vehicles and we seized some weapons subsequent to the liberation of those areas,” the spokesman added.

Kobane is considered a main supply line for the SDF units, through which they send reinforcements towards the northern countryside of Aleppo as clashes continue between the Kurdish-Arab alliance and ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates River. Similar clashes are now taking place in northern Aleppo between the alliance and al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.
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ISIS executes Syrian for apostasy
[ARA] ERBIL – The terror group of Islamic State (ISIS) beheaded on Monday a man in the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqa on charges of apostasy, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

In front of dozens of people, ISIS extremists beheaded a 40-year-old Syrian man in Raqqa.

“The victim was arrested by the militants on Monday morning for verbally insulting the Caliphate,” a media activists told ARA News, under the condition of anonymity for security concerns.

After his arrest, the Sharia Court decided to behead the man in public on charges of apostasy.

“The brutal beheading took place in the main square of Raqqa in front of a large crowd of citizens,” one of the eyewitnesses confirmed to ARA News.

This comes just one day after the radical group executed five media activists on charges of spying for the U.S.-led coalition in Syria’s Raqqa.
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al-Nusra artillery pounds Kurd positions in Aleppo
[ARA] ALEPPO – Militants of Nusra Front, al-Qaeda branch in Syria, bombed on Monday the Kurdish district of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo, killing and wounding a number of civilians.

According to local sources, the Islamists hit the district with dozens of mortar shells.

“Four civilians were killed and more than ten others were wounded in the terror attack by Nusra militants,” local civil rights activist Jiwan Afrini told ARA News in Aleppo. “The wounded have been moved from the rubble to a field hospital for treatment.”

“The shelling has caused a mass destruction in residential buildings in Sheikh Maqsoud district,” the source said.

Sheikh Maqsoud is under the control of Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) –leading member of the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

This comes after the al-Qaeda-affliated Nusra Front and its allies lost ground to the Kurdish-Arab alliance of the SDF in northern Aleppo.

On Friday, the SDF seized control of the villages of Tat Mrash and Tanab in the vicinity of Azaz city north of Aleppo after clashes with militant fighters of al-Nusra Front and the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham.

On Sunday, the western-backed SDF units recaptured the village of Keshtaar in the suburb of Tel Rafaat city north of Aleppo. The village has been constantly used by Nusra militants and allied Islamists as a base from which they used to attack the Kurdish region of Afrin northwest of Aleppo.
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