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Philadelphia police officer ambushed 'in the name of Islam'
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Marjah Cleared Of Insurgents, But Helmand Difficult To Control
[Tolo News] Officials said Friday they are making steady progress in clearing Marjah district in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
of Death Eaters but because of its sheer size it is difficult to control.

Helmand province is one of the biggest in the country and is strategically key for the Taliban who have tried to take control of it in the past few months.

Security forces have however battled to clear it as criminal groups, narcos and the Taliban have made a point of trying to hold on to this opium-rich region.

But Helmand police said they have eliminated hundreds of Death Eaters in the province, particularly in Marjah.

Helmand 215 Maiwand Military Corps commander Moen Faqir has also confirmed that in addition to the Taliban, criminal groups and narcos are trying to keep Helmand insecure in order to secure a source of income through drugs for themselves.

But Faqir promised to bring changes to the situation.

"We have defeated the enemy and they do not have the ability to confront us," said Faqir.

Meanwhile Helmand Police Chief Abdul Rahman Sarjang said that the Taliban has been defeated in most part of the Marjah district and operations by Afghan forces have incurred heavy casualties on the Death Eater group.

"Marjah district is completely under Afghan forces control and all the routes to Marjah are open and we have created 10 security check posts," said Helmand Police Chief Abdul Rahman Sarjang.

But not everyone agrees. A local police commander said that after Afghan troops carried out a ground clearance operation and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and organization....
forces assisted with air strikes, the Taliban simply resumed activities in the district.
Posted by: Fred || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Senior Afghan Taliban leader shot dead in Pakistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A big shot of the Afghan Taliban group has been rubbed out by unknown gunnies in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province of Pakistain, it has been reported.

According to the local media reports in Pakistain, the senior Taliban leader, Mawlawi Mohammad Alam was rubbed out by gunnies close to Quetta, the quiet provincial capital of Balochistan.

The incident took place on Thursday evening in Kuchlak area located around 25 kilometres from the quiet provincial capital.

Mawlawi Alam was a big shot of the Taliban group and was a loyal commander to the newly-appointed Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

Sources within the Taliban group have confirmed the incident and have said the an investigation has been launched to find out the main motive and those involved behind the liquidation.

The Taliban group in Afghanistan has not formally confirmed the liquidation of Mawlawi Alam so far.

Mawlawi Alam has reportedly led numerous fights in favor of Mullah Mansoor following soaring tensions among the Taliban leaders with the announcement of Taliban group founder Mullah Mohammad Omar's death and announcement of his successor.
Posted by: Fred || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

ISIS loyalists behead 6 Taliban militants, 1 soldier in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The loyalists 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have beheaded at least seven people including Taliban bandidos Death Eaters 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.

A local official speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed to Ashna TV/Voice of America that the ISIS loyalists have beheaded 6 Taliban bandidos Death Eaters and one Afghan soldier in Achin district.

The official further added that the beheadings took place shortly after the Friday prayers in Pekha area which is under the control of the ISIS loyalists.

He said the local residents were also forced to gather in the area to watch the beheadings.

...back at the comedy club, Boogie sadly admitted that he was a better peeping Tom than he was a comedian...
a local resident said the ISIS loyalists beheaded 4 people and came under Arclight airstrike before beheading the fifth victim.

Provincial governor front man Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the ISIS loyalists were targeted in an Arclight airstrike in Achin district and at least four senior commanders of the terror group were killed.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where gunnies belonging the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group and Taliban bandidos Death Eaters are actively operating in a number of its districts.

Posted by: Fred || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa North
Morocco arrests seven on suspicion of Islamic State ties
[AlAhram] Morocco said on Friday its security forces had placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a group of seven suspected Islamist hard boyz linked to 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), including the group's leader, who has been recruiting fighters.

The Islamist group, the latest of a series that the authorities say they have found plotting attacks inside and outside the country, had been active in the town of Dar Bouazza, near Casablanca, they said.

The group had been in contact with ISIS in Iraq and Syria and had tried to send fighters there for training so that they could return to carry out attacks on Moroccan soil, the interior ministry said in a statement.

"Investigations showed that the leader of the group had solid contacts with commanders of ISIS on the ground in Iraq and Syria," the statement said.

The government believes 2,000 Moroccan nationals are fighting with gangs in Syria and Iraq. About 220 have returned home and been incarcerated
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
and 286 have been killed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Car explodes in Sabratha
[Libya Herald] A car exploded early this morning in Sabratha, 80 kilometres west of Tripoli. It happened before dawn near a shopping area in the town’s Muhanad area. There are conflicting reports, however, as to whether this was a car bomb or a simple accident.

Some reports claim the former, stating that a bomb was being transported to an unknown destination but exploded en route killing the driver but no one else. No one was injured in the incident, either.

However, Sabratha Media Centre, run by the municipality, says that the blast was caused by a gas cylinder exploding in a car that was parked outside the owner’s house and that no one was killed or injured.

Various militant groups, including the so-called Islamic State (IS) and Ansar Al-Sharia, are widely reported to have training camps in the area, and militants who have been arrested elsewhere have claimed that Sabratha is a major staging post for IS between Tunisia and Sirte. This week, there were reports of a boat arriving at Sabratha from Tunisia with some IS supporters, picking up a number more and then heading to Sirte.

The local authorities, however, persistently deny the presence of any militants in the town. But nearly three weeks ago, terrorists bombed the town’s military intelligence headquarters, injuring two security guards.
Posted by: badanov || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:

Egypt hotel attack: One attacker killed, other wounded
(CNN)Two men with knives attacked at least three guests and threatened others at a hotel in the Egyptian coastal city of Hurghada, the country's Ministry of Interior said Friday.

Security forces stationed at the hotel confronted the men as they tried to escape, killing one and seriously wounding the other, according to the ministry's Facebook page.

Previous reporting indicated the men may have had guns, but the Interior Ministry said each man had a knife and a "sound gun," which does not shoot bullets, according to the ministry.

Two Austrian tourists and a Swedish tourist were stabbed as the attackers were fleeing. The maimed were sent to a hospital and one was was treated and released.

There were no details on the conditions of the others.

The attack took place at the Bella Vista Hotel in the city's busy downtown area, state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
al-Ahram reported.

Hurghada is a resort town along Egypt's Red Sea coast, located about 280 miles (451 kilometers) from Cairo.
This is the second hotel attack on the second day in a row. Yesterday 15-20 miscreants shot up and threw flares and molotov cocktails at a tour bus from Israel carrying what Al Ahram politely referrred to as "1948 Arabs", those who stayed rather than fled to become Palestinians. Nobody was hurt, and the Egyptian authorities played down the incident. This morning Ansar Bayt al Maqdis/ISIS in the Sinai claimed to have inspired that attack on what they fondly believed to have been "the Jews".
Ynet adds:
The assailants arrived by sea to carry out the assault, the sources said.
While according to Al Ahram:
Both men were able to enter the hotel through a restaurant facing the street, according to the police statement.
Fog of reporting, I guess.
Posted by: Fred || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [370 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Al Ahram has an update today, as follows (it's not important enough to post tomorrow as an independent article):

It is still unclear what motivated the two attackers to stab three European tourists inside the Bella Vista hotel on the Red Sea; authorities have ruled out terror as a reason

A stabbing at a hotel in Egypt's Hurghada on Friday which injured three tourists “didn't take more than four minutes,” Bella Vista hotel's administration said on Saturday, playing down the incident and blaming media outlets for reporting otherwise.
"Two drugged young men attacked one of our hotel restaurants,” read the statement, posted on the hotel's Facebook page.

The attackers carried a "fake gun" and "knives," and one attacker "used his knife trying to stab some of our guests,” the statement added, repeating the same story released by the interior ministry on Friday following the attack.

"Our security and the hotel police man [sic] dealt immediately within seconds with the 2 attackers and shot them down."

One of the guests had left hospital two hours after the attack and the other two were still recovering, Bella Vista said.

The hotel's Saturday account came amid conflicting media and official reports about the details of the incident, with some media outlets reporting the assailants carried firearms and used them at the hotel. It was also reported that one of them wore an explosive belt.

"Any other rumors or news more than the above is nonsense and crap," the hotel statement added. "Most probably is to make propaganda that will affect the tourism in Egypt badly [sic], and that was the main aim."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/09/2016 20:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Shot down within seconds.

Your Hebrew rent-a-cop tends towards efficienct
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:16 Comments || Top||

Soddy AH-64 reportedly shot down
Marking a new achievement, the aerial-defense systems of the Yemeni army and popular committees managed on Friday to down a Saudi Apache helicopter while it was striking the residential buildings in Mede area in Hijja province.

The Yemeni forces also confronted the ground attacks launched by the Saudi-led mercenaries in Harad and many other areas, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Posted by: badanov || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [397 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  10,219 kittuahs saved along with dozens of Ducklings. Roughly half the kittuahs were put two the sword later for being burka less and purring in public. The Ducklings were boiled in oil immediately after they were saved.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:22 Comments || Top||

IS claims responsibility for Jhenaidah murder
[Dhaka Tribune] International Lion of Islam group 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....
yesterday claimed that their members had killed the elderly homoeopathy doctor in Jhenaidah, Chhamir Uddin Mandal, on Thursday.

The US-based SITE Intelligence Group that monitors bad boy activity said the jihadist group had asserted that it killed the man because he converted from Islam, Rooters said.

"Soldiers of the caliphate were able to eliminate the apostate, named 'Samir al-Din', by stabbing him with a knife," SITE quoted the group as saying.

Religious extremism has surged in recent months in Muslim-majority Bangladesh with the IS claiming responsibility for the killings of foreigners, attacks on mosques and Christian priests over the last few months. On the other hand, newly-formed group al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent earlier claimed responsibilities for the murder of several secularists.

But the government has rejected Islamic State's claims of involvement, blaming political opponents and banned Lion of Islam group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s which remains obscure even today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt.
for the attacks.

Son of Surat Ali Mandal from Kaluhati village, Chhamir, 85, was converted to Christianity in 1993, but again switched back to Islam around four years back, locals said. Chhamir used to say prayers at the local mosque.

Sadar police OC Hassan Hafizur Rahman said Chhamir had been practising homoeopathy for the last 40 years at Belekhal Bazar. He could not ascertain why the doctor had been killed.

When contacted, Chhamir's family members said they were in the dark about the motive behind the murder.

Locals who went to the chamber around 3pm found him sitting on his chair. They first thought that he might have suffered a stroke, but later saw that he was stabbed two to three times on his chest.

The OC said that the killers might have chosen the time as there was a bull-cart race under way at the nearby ground.

Chhamir's son Monirul Islam filed a case on Thursday night against some unnamed persons.
Posted by: Fred || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

UK Mother Jailed for Taking Children to Live under IS
[AnNahar] A British-born mother was jugged
Please don't kill me!
for more than five years on Friday, having tried to take her children to Syria to live under Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group rule.

The 34-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, wanted to live under strict Sharia law, Leeds Crown Court in northern England was told.

She kidnapped her children in October last year with the intention of going to Raqqa, where the IS jihadist group has set up its headquarters.

a woman is only as old as she admits...
her husband and parents contacted the police and she was stopped in Istanbul by the Turkish authorities.

She admitted two counts of child abduction relating to her children, who were both under the age of 16.

"Raqqa is, and was in October 2015, the epicenter of a war zone. Further, it was, and presently remains, under the control of IS," said judge Rodney Jameson.

"It is beyond dispute that IS enforce their will by the use of extreme force. Such force routinely includes mutilation, rape and murder. You are an intelligent and well-educated woman; you knew this.

"The fate of your children would have been either to have subscribed, fully and actively, as we have all seen in the appalling use of a young child in an IS propaganda video in recent days, to such behavior, or to have suffered it themselves."

The woman was born in Britannia and spent her formative years in Pakistain before returning to northern England.

She became increasingly religious and gave up her job in finance in August last year, before attempting to take her children to Syria.

"This was a terrible betrayal of your responsibilities to your children," said Jameson.

The judge jugged
Please don't kill me!
the woman for five years and four months.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/09/2016 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [437 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Let the punishment fit the crime. Let her and her brats go, then revoke her citizenship, block her & her brats re-entry & cut off her aid payments.
Posted by: Nguard || 01/09/2016 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought they're already living under Sharia in current day UK?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/09/2016 3:38 Comments || Top||

#3  ..well head chopping is still reserved only for the infidel in the UK, not for your apostate neighbor.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/09/2016 9:01 Comments || Top||

#4  ISIS Mother of the Year.
Posted by: gorb || 01/09/2016 10:48 Comments || Top||

#5  My Mom threatened to send me to Perry, I guess that's different?
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:25 Comments || Top||

Report: 500 'Refugees' Tried to Storm Disco Club In Bielefeld, Germany on NYE
The link is in German. This is a summary:
According to the chief of security of the Disco Club "Elephant Club" up to 500 men at multiple occasions tried to violently storm the club.

Women were touched in the genital area. "Only by applying physical force could we help the women free themselves", the c.o.s. said.

Bielefeld police confirmed that multiple women filed criminal complaints.

The police also confirmed that at multiple occasions police assistance was rendered to help defend the premises of the club.

The level of aggression shown by the attackers was unforseeably severe. The police intends to adapt tactics to the new situation.
The picture in the linked article shows the attackers in front of the club on nye.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 01/09/2016 07:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [565 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So the fight has not entirely gone out of the German volkes. This is good, as what we've witnessed in Germany and across Europe is the cultural equivalent of the Tet Offensive
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 01/09/2016 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Start killing some of these bastards an they'll stop some of this shit.
Posted by: chris || 01/09/2016 10:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Remains to be seen.

I am waiting for the first woman or the first woman's boyfriend/male companion to either shoot or stab one of these animals. How the authorities and the media respond to that will tell us more.

I fully expect every German woman and every German man with a woman to be in the attic looking for Grandpa's old Luger or PPK.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 01/09/2016 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  ...or better these in the basement.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/09/2016 12:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Deport them as you catch them.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/09/2016 13:18 Comments || Top||

#6  I saw this on a German friend's Facebook page.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/09/2016 13:37 Comments || Top||

#7  To repeat a prior comment:

Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/09/2016 15:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Four Mussulmen headed for Bremen
To fiddle with infidel women,
But ad hoc munitions
Would mute the musicians
And send them to serenade Yemen.

Okay, probably not, but can't I dream?
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/09/2016 15:46 Comments || Top||

#9  You don't pull on Supermans cape
You don't spit into the wind,
You don't fuck around with no sleeping Germans
And you might see morning again
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:34 Comments || Top||

#10  Half, bring around the Triumph and make sure the brake fluid is topped. We ride at midnight!
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:36 Comments || Top||

Paris court sentences French Daesh recruiter to 15 years
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] A Gay Paree court has sentenced a French national accused of recruiting fighters for Daesh [Islamic State] to 15 years in prison in absentia, French daily Le Monde reported Thursday.

Salim Benghalem, 35, who is accused of being linked to Charlie Hebdo
...A lefty French satirical magazine, home of what may well be the majority if the active testicles left in Europe...
and Nov.13 attackers, was sentenced to 15 years in absentia for his alleged role in recruiting Frenchies for Daesh [Islamic State].

Benghalem, for whom an international arrest warrant is out, is believed to be in Syria and reportedly survived French Arclight airstrikes that targeted a Daesh [Islamic State] training camp in Raqqa last October.

Six other suspects were also handed down jail terms of between six and nine years for being part of the alleged recruitment network.
Posted by: Fred || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

31 Suspects in Cologne Violence, 18 of them Asylum Seekers
Cologne can stand in for all the other communities in Germany and across Europe that experienced similar excitements on New Years Eve, but whose governments, police, and journalists have neglected to say anything to the public.
[AnNahar] Thirty-one suspects, including 18 asylum seekers, are under investigation for offenses including assault and theft in Cologne on New Year's Eve with the perpetrators of sexual assaults yet to be identified, Germany's interior ministry said Friday.

"Of the 31 suspects whose names are known, 18 have asylum seeker status," said ministry front man Tobias Plate, citing federal police figures and indicating that their alleged offenses were "mostly theft and causing bodily harm".

Federal police had recorded several complaints about sexual offenses, but "the perpetrators for these have not been identified," he said.

The suspects include nine Algerians, eight Moroccans, four Syrians, five Iranians, one each from Iraq, Serbia and the United States, and two Germans, he said.

Cologne's state police have separately confirmed recording some 121 complaints of assaults, ranging from two alleged rapes to several accounts of groping, in what were apparently coordinated attacks in a large crowd of revelers during year-end festivities.

Victims blamed men of "Arab or North African" appearance, inflaming a heated public debate about Germany's ability to integrate the nearly 1.1 million asylum seekers the country took in last year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under:

Police Probing Paris Attacks Find Suicide Vests in Brussels Flat
[AnNahar] Belgian police have found three belts for possible use in suicide kabooms, traces of explosives and a fingerprint of wanted Gay Paree attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam at a Brussels flat, prosecutors said Friday.

Prosecutors said Abdeslam might have hidden in the flat after the November 13 attacks, but that they were also working on the theory that the bombs used in the massacre could have been made there.

The discovery was made in December during a search of an apartment in the Schaerbeek area of the Belgian capital. It was rented by someone using a false name, possibly used by another suspect now in jug, they said.

"In the framework of the investigation opened after the Gay Paree attacks the federal prosecutor confirms that during a house search conducted December 10th in an apartment on the third floor, Rue Bergé in Schaerbeek, material that can be used to fabricate explosives as well as traces of TATP were found," the prosecutor said.

"This apartment was rented under a false identity that might have been used by a person already in jug in this case," the statement added.

"Three handmade belts that might be used to transport explosives as well as a fingerprint of Salah Abdeslam were also discovered."

Police have been hunting for Belgian-born Abdeslam, 26, since jacket wallahs and assailants firing automatic weapons killed 130 people and maimed many more in a wave of attacks across Gay Paree.

Investigators said friends drove Abdeslam from Gay Paree back to the Belgian capital, slipping through three police checks, while one suspect has since said that he drove Abdeslam across Brussels to Schaerbeek on November 14.

Federal prosecutors front man Eric Van Der Sypt said however that it was not clear when Abdeslam visited the Brussels apartment.

"We found the fingerprint but we have no idea when it was left -- a fingerprint has no date or time on it," Van Der Sypt told AFP.

"Maybe he went there to get his belt (before the attacks), and maybe he went back afterwards. I suppose it's a possibility of both," he added.

He would not comment on Belgian media reports that the flat had been cleaned and checked for fingerprints after the attacks, which would explain why only one of Abdeslam's prints was found.

After the attacks, French authorities said that telephone data had placed Abdeslam in the area where an explosives belt was found in a dustbin in the Gay Paree suburb of Montrouge.

The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group grabbed credit for the coordinated series of attacks on bars, restaurants, and a concert hall, in which the attackers were armed with guns and suicide belts. Seven died during the assault but the total number of those directly involved is still unclear.

One of them was Abdeslam's brother, Brahim.

In early December, Belgian prosecutors said they were looking for two "armed and dangerous" men who used false ID papers to help Abdeslam travel to Hungary in September where he was stopped -- but then let go -- by police.

Belgian authorities have tossed in the slammer
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
and charged a total of 10 people in connection with the attacks, including several with helping Abdeslam.

La Belle France has long said the attacks were prepared and organised in Belgium and that the criminal mastermind was Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Brussels resident who was killed in a police raid in Gay Paree days after the massacre.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Deutsch Dreamers
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:39 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkish police detain pro-Kurdish opposition members in Istanbul raid
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Turkish police detained senior local officials from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on Friday in a raid on one of its Istanbul offices, party officials said, days after President Tayyip Erdogan said he backed legal action against its members.

Riot police and special forces took part in the operation, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency, which said the action was part of a crackdown on urban networks of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Death Eater group's youth wing.

Erdogan and the government accuse the HDP, parliament's third-biggest party, of being an extension of the PKK, which has fought a three-decade insurgency for greater Kurdish autonomy in the southeast and which is considered a terrorist group by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, the United States and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
The HDP says it is opposed to violence and wants a peaceful solution for Turkey's Kurds.

The detentions come less than 48 hours after Erdogan said some HDP politicians and local mayors were behaving like members of a terrorist organization and that their positions should not shield them from prosecution.

Party officials said no reason was given for the detentions.

The predominantly Kurdish southeast has sunk into its worst violence since the 1990s after a two-year ceasefire between the PKK and the state collapsed last July.
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Turkish police arrest killers of Syrian Journalist Naji al-Jerf
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Turkish police, in statement issued Thursday, said it had arrested two men who involved in the assassination of Syrian journalist Naji al-Jerf ten days ago in Gaziantep, the Turkish border town with Syria.

The statement which did not disclose the criminals' nationality or identity said it found weapons and explosives devices in their residence in Gaziantep.

Al-Jerf was gunned down on December 27, 2015, by a masked gunman shot him twice using a pistol fitted with a silencer before fleeing in an unlicensed vehicle, eyewitnesses said.

The film maker and journalist lived in Gaziantep with his wife and two young daughters after fleeing their war-torn homeland.

No one has yet claimed responsibility but suspicion has fallen on ISIS, according to the Independent.

Jerf was an active campaigner against the ISIS militants who found opportunity in the uprising he had believed in from the beginning. Kerry says implementation of Iran nuclear deal 'days away'
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Home Front: WoT
Philadelphia police officer ambushed 'in the name of Islam'
More on this story from yesterday.
[BBC] A police officer in Philadelphia was ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS), officials have said.

Edward Archer fired at least 11 shots at the officer, in an act done "in the name of Islam", police said.

Despite being shot, Officer Jessie Hartnett left his vehicle and was able to return fire, striking Mr Archer at least once.

Mr Archer escaped on foot but was apprehended by police shortly after.

Officer Hartnett is expected to recover from his injuries

"He has confessed to committing this cowardly act in the name of Islam," the police commissioner said, because he believes "police defend laws that are contrary to Islam".

There is no evidence that Mr Archer, 30, of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, was working with anyone else, he said.

Philadelphia court records show he was convicted of assault in March and was set to begin a prison term. He had also been convicted of forging documents in a nearby suburb.

Mr Archer's mother Valerie Holliday said he is mentally ill and had suffered multiple head injuries, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

"He's been acting kind of strange lately. He's been talking to himself . . . laughing and mumbling," she told the newspaper. "He's been hearing voices in his head. We asked him to get medical help."
Because once they're adult, they can't be forcibly medicated unless they're in jail.
Ms Holliday also told the Inquirer that he had been a devout Muslim "for a long time".
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#1  Interesting, the high correlation between sudden jihad syndrome (Lone Wolf disease)and mental illness.

Posted by: Nguard || 01/09/2016 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  "Jibril, you been messin' with Eddie?"
"Whaaa... me? No way, bossman! Now, steady..."
"Dat's it! Catch a comet!
Yo' shit with Mohammed
Done caused enough trouble already!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/09/2016 0:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Interesting, the high correlation

Yes the... correlation.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/09/2016 9:20 Comments || Top||

#4  but, but, ... Mayor Kenney said it had nothing to do with Islam. Apparently he knows better than the assailant
Posted by: Frank G || 01/09/2016 10:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Officer Hartnett is expected to recover from his injuries

Bad ass of the week award
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:41 Comments || Top||

TTP militant jailed for 21 years by anti-terrorism court
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court sentenced on Friday a suspected militant to a collective sentence of 21 years in explosive material and illicit weapon cases.

Moosa Khan, said to be associated with banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, was found guilty of keeping hand grenades and unlicensed weapon last year within the jurisdiction of Khawaja Ajmer Nagri police station.

The ATC-VI judge Abdul Naeem Memon, who conducted the trial inside central prison, handed down 14 years imprisonment in explosive substances case and seven years for the offence of carrying an illicit weapon.

The court also ordered confiscation of the convict’s property and imposed fine. However, both sentences will run concurrently and the longest term will be counted as the total imprisonment.

Extortionists convicted

Another ATC sentenced on Friday two extortionists to five years imprisonment each.

Rasheed Khan and Dilawar were found guilty of demanding protection money from trader Mohammad Anwar by putting him in fear of death in 2013 in Pirabad.

Published in Dawn, January 9th, 2016
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Man killed in sectarian attack in Karachi
KARACHI: A man was shot dead in what was described as a sectarian attack on the main Dr Saleem-uz-Zaman Siddiqi Road popularly known as Suparco Road near the Dow Medical University Hospital on Friday evening.

They added that 45-year-old Mukhtar Hussain Zaidi was riding a motorcycle when armed motorcyclists attacked him opposite the Isamili
...the mystical branch of Shiism, as compared to the literal Twelvers we all know and love. Aga Khan, fourth of that name, is their 49th hereditary imam. Being Shiite makes them fair game in Pakistan.
community’s residential complex Gulshan-i-Noor near Suparco and fled.

He sustained critical wounds and was taken to the Dow hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. Later, his body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination.

According to Dr Seemin Jamali, the man sustained bullet wounds on his head.

Mobina Town SHO Zafar Abbasi said that the murder appeared to be a targeted killing linked with sectarianism.

The victim was returning home in Chapal Sun City near Safoora Goth after shopping for his daughter somewhere in the city. Quoting the watchman of the Gulshan-i-Noor housing complex, the police officer said that three suspects riding on a motorcycle were chasing Mr Zaidi.

The victim was the father of associate news producer of Geo News Tasbiha Zaidi, said a Geo News official.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen said that it was a targeted killing of a member of the Shia community.

He said the victim was an office-bearer of Electronic Dealers Association in Saddar.

Published in Dawn, January 9th, 2016
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#1  His faith, full of spiritual wealth,
Spreads peace by compulsion or stealth,
But isn't it puzzlin',
The peaceable Muslim
Can't even play nice with himself?
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/09/2016 15:58 Comments || Top||

Four policemen shot dead in Quetta
QUETTA: Target killing to security forces continued in Balochistan as two police personnel were shot dead on Friday outside a mosque in Quetta’s Multani Muhala, officials said.

According to initial reports, police officials died on the spot when unknown armed men fired at them. Another policeman was seriously injured during the firing. The bodies of Head Constable Mushtaq and constable Wajid were immediately shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for a post-mortem. The assailants managed to flee the scene of crime.

Police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the spot and have started an investigation. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Last week, unidentified armed men also killed two policemen on Sariab road in Quetta. Meanwhile, two policemen were also killed in an attack in Multani Mohalla of Quetta on Friday.

It was the second attack on policemen this week in the provincial capital city of Balochistan. A masked gunman riding on a motorbike opened fire at two policemen Mushtaq Musheer and Wajid Mehmood who were performing security duty outside a mosque during Friday prayers, police officials said.
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Over 30 suspected militants killed in North Waziristan air strikes
[DAWN] More than 30 suspected holy warriors were killed in military air strikes in the North Wazoo tribal area on Friday, security sources said.

The strikes were carried out in the Datta Khel tehsil of North Waziristan, destroying several Lion of Islam hideouts, sources added.

The conflict zone is off-limits to journalists, making it difficult to independently verify the number and identity of those killed.

Pakistain Army is currently engaged in operation Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
, a military offensive launched in North Waziristan in 2014 following a brazen Lion of Islam attack on Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's international airport and the failure of peace talks between the government and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) negotiators.

Authorities have since vowed to intensify operations, using air strikes, artillery and mortars to take back territory both in the border regions and other parts of the country.

North Waziristan is one of the seven regions in Pakistain's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) governed by tribal laws which is situated along the Pak-Afghan border.

The area is a stronghold of both the Taliban and foreign holy warriors linked to Al Qaeda.
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Madrassa teacher held for al-Qaeda links
[Daily Excelsior] A madrassa teacher from Bangalore has been tossed in the calaboose
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
by Delhi Police for suspected links with al-Qaeda, making it the fourth arrest in its ongoing operation against the terror outfit.

Maulana Anzar Shah was arrested in Bangalore by a team of Delhi Police's Special Cell on Wednesday following which he was brought to Delhi on transit remand and produced before a court yesterday which sent him to police custody till January 20, said a police official.

In December, Delhi Police had arrested three suspected operatives of al-Qaeda module in the India sub-continent (AQIS).

While Mohammed Asif (41), the first one to be arrested, is believed to be one of the founding members and the Indian head (amir) of AQIS's motivation, recruitment and training wing, was held from Seelampur in northeast Delhi, another operative Abdul Rahman (37) was arrested from Jagatpur area of Cuttack in Odisha.

The third arrest, Zafar Masood, allegedly acted as a financier for the module. He was arrested from mohalla Deepa Sarai in UP's Sambhal district. They were all booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Shah, the latest arrest in connection with the module, had met Mohammed Asif at a religious congregation in Bangalore, following which he was introduced to Abdul Rahman and Zafar Masood.

He was asked to act as a provider of logistics support whenever the need arised, said an official privy to the investigation.

The Special Cell has evidence of communication between Shah, Abdul Rehman and Zafar Masood, too, mostly carried out through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. The Sherlocks have also traced a money trail connecting Shah and Masood, the official said.

A few more persons are presently under the police scanner and more arrests are likely, the official added.

AQIS was floated by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahari himself in September 2014 following a meeting somewhere in Afghanistan-Pakistain region which reportedly had in its quorum the entire Grand Council (Arabian Shura) of al-Qaeda, including al-Zawahiri
... Formerly second in command of al-Qaeda, now the head cheese, occasionally described as the real brains of the outfit. Formerly the Mister Big of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Bumped off Abdullah Azzam with a car boom in the course of one of their little disputes. Is thought to have composed bin Laden's fatwa entitled World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders. Currently residing in the North Wazoo area assuming he's not dead like Mullah Omar. He lost major face when he ordered the nascent Islamic State to cease and desist and merge with the orthodx al-Qaeda spring, al-Nusra...
's son in law.

Despite several Indians being present at the training camp, Maulana Asim Umar
...chief of al-Qaeda's Sharia Committee for Pakistain, named head of al-Qaeda in India. His video appearances are frequently accompanied by clips of al Qaeda's senior propagandist in Pakistan, Ahmad Farooq. Umar the author of The Army of Anti-Christ: Blackwater, Documentation of the Dreadful Terrorist Activities of America's Blackwater in Islamic Countries...
alias Sanaul Haq and Mohammed Asif are believed to be the only Indians present in the council, police said.

After Umar was anointed the chief, it is believed that some unexpected visitors met him, including Indian Mujahideen
A locally recruited auxilliary of Pakistain's Lashkar-e-Taiba, designed to give a domestic patina to Pakistain's terror war against its bigger neighbor...
chief Riyaz Bhatkal, who is still on the lam, and other senior IM commanders like Baba Sajid, who was recently reported to have been killed in Syria, police said.

Asif was Umar's chosen candidate and, with the help of his deputy Qasim, Umar had contacted Asif through a social networking site, a year before he left for Tehran on a 'ziyarat' visa, exclusively meant for visiting a holy shrine in Tehran.

Umar, Asif and Qasim are all natives of Sambhal in UP, police added.
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Turkish soldiers repel ISIS attack on Bashiq camp, killing 17 militants
[Rudaw] Turkish forces at Iraq's Bashiq camp
...near Mosul...
killed 17 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) murderous Moslems on Friday when the group attacked the camp with rocket fire and assault rifles, Turkish media reported.

Official sources denied media reports that Turkish soldiers were either maimed or killed in the attack.

The ISIS murderous Moslems had attempted to sneak into the camp when the festivities ensued.

This is ISIS's third attack on the base.

The first attack took place on December 16 when the group fired Katyusha rockets at the camp and a second attack on December 27 (which ISIS filmed using a drone) left five Turkish soldiers injured and one Iraqi citizen dead.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has been training an armed anti-ISIS Sunni group in the camp since last year but its additional deployment of forces to protect the installation in early December led to an ongoing diplomatic incident with Baghdad.
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Iraqi military says ISIS spokesman Adnani wounded: state TV
...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....
front man Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has reportedly been maimed in an air strike in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a military statement said on Thursday.

Rooters could not immediately confirm the report.

"There are confirmed reports that the so-called terrorist Abu Muhammad al-Adnani the front man of the Daesh [Islamic State] (Islamic State) snuffies was maimed in an air strike ... in the region of Barwana," the statement said.

It said Adnani had lost "a large amount of blood" in the attack a few days ago, before being moved to the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Islamic State's capital in Iraq.

More than 100 Islamic State fighters were killed in and around Barwana this week by air strikes aimed at helping the Iraqi army repel Lion of Islam offensives near the city of Haditha, according to the U.S.-led coalition.

Adnani is a Syrian from Idlib who pledged allegiance to Islamic State's predecessor al Qaeda more than a decade ago and was once imprisoned by U.S. forces in Iraq, according to the Brookings Institution.

U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren, front man for the coalition, could not confirm the Iraqi military report but said Adnani had not been targeted by a coalition air strike.
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#1  One sincerely hopes that the large amount of blood lost is around 1.5 gallons
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 01/09/2016 23:28 Comments || Top||

IDF search dog sniffed out fugitive gunman's feces, hiding place
[JP] Teams of crack anti-terroist police commandos as well as dogs from the elite canine unit Oketz were the first to discover Nashat Milhem's hiding place in Arara, leading to his death in a shootout that brought an end to a nerve-wracking weeklong manhunt for the man who opened fire indiscriminately in central Tel Aviv on New Year's Day.

A senior IDF official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post's Hebrew-language sister publication Ma'ariv that dogs from Oketz were placed under the command of the elite YAMAM paramilitary police outfit during the search for the gunman.

The key piece of evidence that led investigators to Milhem's hideout in the Wadi Ara town of Arara on Friday was the gunman's feces, which he apparently left for Israeli search dogs to find.

The police found the human waste in the vicinity of the area where the raid took place. After it was taken to a laboratory for testing, the authorities discovered that it matched the DNA of the suspect.
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#1  Max sez he does not like terrorists.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/09/2016 10:04 Comments || Top||

#2  So the story about relatives being good citizens is...?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/09/2016 10:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Much as I love them, I believe the 'take away' here is not about honds, but DNA matching. No, not a topic for discussion among progressives. We know where DNA and genetic research leads don't we ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/09/2016 10:53 Comments || Top||

#4  So the story about relatives being good citizens is...?

Yes, according to Ynet some of his friends and relations were indeed hiding him, g(r)omgoru. No doubt it will soon be revealed whether his father was among them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/09/2016 14:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Joooooooooo Dawg's!
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:44 Comments || Top||

Alleged plan to assassinate prime minister thwarted by arrests
[Ynet] Two Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,-linked men from East Jerusalem have been indicted for plans to make explosives and plot to detonate bomb under stage on which Netanyahu spoke.

An alleged plan by two Hamas-linked young men to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a suicide kaboom was revealed on Friday when indictments were served against the East Jerusalem residents.

Hazm Sandouka, 22, and Fahdi Abu Kian, 19, were charged with belonging to a terror organization, aiding an enemy during wartime, contact with a foreign agent and other offenses. The Jerusalem District Attorney asked to extend the suspects' remand until the end of the legal proceedings.

According to the indictment, the pair helped Ahmad Azam, a Hamas operative, in preparations for terror attacks using explosives. Azam rented an apartment in the Abu Dis neighborhood, rented tools and began purchasing chemical materials. Sandouka allegedly proposed placing a bomb in an auditorium, underneath the stage on which the prime minister was to deliver a speech. The pair planned the event but did not set a date.

The indictment detailed Hamas's planning. Azam received instructions from a Hamas operative in Gazoo, referred to as "Abu Omar" in the indictment. Contact between the two was handled via a program that sends coded messages and cell phones that were destroyed after use. Azam, according to the indictment, recruited the two other defendants at Abu Dis University.

The indictment claimed that when Azam recruited Sandouka, he asked him to commit a stabbing attack on Jews, only for Sandouka to reply that he wanted to commit a bigger attack. Azam purportedly later suggested to Sandouka that he kidnap Jews or act as a driver in a Jerusalem terror attack, to which he agreed.
The Times of Israel points out:
Azzam, from Qalqilya in the West Bank, was jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
last month after the Shin Bet uncovered a large Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terror cell that planned to carry out suicide kabooms and other terror attacks in Israel. The Shin Bet, alongside the Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Police, arrested 25 Hamas operatives, the majority of them students of the al-Quds University in Abu Dis, who, they suspect, were preparing to attack Israeli targets. In a statement, the agency said the cell was controlled by the Hamas leadership in the Gazoo Strip.
It will be interesting to see how many other pots Mr. Azzam was stirring for Hamas.
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#1  An alleged plan by two Hamas-linked young men to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Sure it was Hamas?
Posted by: Pappy || 01/09/2016 9:22 Comments || Top||

How a critical error by Nashat Milhem led to his death
[IsraelTimes] Fugitive Tel Aviv gunman broke into relatives' home in Arara, and tried to hide his identity; they recognized him and informed authorities

A week-long manhunt to catch Tel Aviv shooter Nashat Milhem ended Friday after the runaway gunman made a critical mistake in his cat and mouse game with the security forces.

Milhem, who was on the run since killing three people in Tel Aviv last Friday, broke into the home of relatives in the village of Arara on Thursday night. According to Channel 10 television, the relatives encountered him on Friday morning, and at once saw through his attempt to disguise himself. He was reportedly wearing a hoodie, and he gave the relatives a false name, but they realized who it was.

The Shin Bet security service was swiftly informed of his hiding place.

Milhem's miscalculation ended up being his undoing.

On Friday morning, the relatives called lawyer Nechami Feinblatt, the public defender representing Milhem's father, Mohammed.

The father had been jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
earlier this week on suspicion that he was complicit in planning the terror attack carried out by his son, and Feinblatt had been appointed by the state to defend him.

According to Channel 10, Milhem's relatives apparently called Feinblatt in order to pressure the gunman to turn himself in.

They told the lawyer that Milhem had broken into their home during the night, and asked him to relay the information to the Shin Bet security service.

Muhammad Milhem supported the move, telling his attorney to give the authorities every morsel of information that could help catch his son.
All praise to those Arab Israeli relatives who put civic duty before blood.
Feinblatt, bound by lawyer-client confidentiality, eventually decided to pass the information to the Shin Bet, and made sure that the relatives who called him would avoid any repercussions for Milhem's presence in their home, the TV report said.

"I don't remember if I gave you all the details," Feinblatt wrote in a text message to an unnamed Shin Bet official.

"He broke into the home of [redacted] through the window. Rummaged through the closets. The wife of [redacted] identified him. He was wearing a hoodie and holding a container of water. She identified him with certainty by his voice and walk, even though he had introduced himself by a fake name," Feinblatt wrote to the security official.

Police special forces and Shin Bet officials descended on the village on Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, one week -- almost to the minute -- after he opened fire on a bar on Tel Aviv's bustling Dizengoff Street, Nashat Milhem was dead.
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#1  Is his name really Asshat? that's weird.
Posted by: Steven || 01/09/2016 2:48 Comments || Top||

#2  His critical error was to think that he can kill Israelis and survive---the same error the rest of Eurabians are making.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/09/2016 4:00 Comments || Top||

#3  According to Channel 10, Milhem's relatives apparently called Feinblatt in order to pressure the gunman to turn himself in.

Sounds like tw's theory might have some relevancy.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/09/2016 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  I have oft used collective punishment to good effect.

Sooooo thar no one did it and noooooo one will be punished. Kindly turn off your monitors and get a glance at the bleakness of your future,
Posted by: Shipman || 01/09/2016 23:51 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Bomb injures Thai soldier
[Bangkok Post] A bomb blast wounded three soldiers as they were repairing a defense bunker in Chanae district of Narathiwat province on Thursday evening. The incident when eight soldiers were making improvements to a bunker in Dusongyor sub-district. The bomb seriously injured Sgt Apichai Jinnupong, whose ribs were hit by shrapnel.
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Russia raids on Qaeda-run Syria prison kill at least 39
[Daily Star Lebanon] BEIRUT: Russian strikes Saturday on a prison complex run by Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate in the country's northwest killed at least 39 people, including five civilians, a monitoring group said.

The strikes hit an Al-Nusra Front building, which lies near a popular market in Maarat al-Numan in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The building housed the group's religious court and a jail. Most of those killed were rebels imprisoned by Al-Nusra, while other victims included prison guards and Al-Nusra fighters. Among the dead were five civilians, including a child.

Russian warplanes have been conducting airstrikes against the ISIS organisation and "other terrorist groups" in Syria since September 30. Although Al-Nusra and ISIS are both extremist organisations, they are fierce rivals and regularly clash in Syria.

Al-Nusra also has tense relationships with non-extremist rebel groups that oppose its extreme interpretation of Islamic law.

In Idlib, it has formed an alliance with rebel groups, including hardline faction Ahrar al-Sham. The Army of Conquest coalition has expelled regime forces from Idlib province. The Britain-based Observatory has an extensive network of sources inside Syria and identifies casualties by the type of aircraft flown and the munitions used.

Syria's conflict first erupted with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011 but quickly morphed into a war that has left more than 260,000 people dead.
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#1  including five civilians,

I bet that the Russians don't care one iota, what?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/09/2016 11:26 Comments || Top||

ISIS launches counteroffensive in Aleppo
[ARA] ALEPPO – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) attacked on Friday positions of the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

ISIS militants bombed the SDF headquarters in several towns, including Yusuf Pasha, Qashlah, Sadaniya, Haj Husen, Hamad and Agha.

The group has used heavy weapons and mortar fire in the attacks, that caused mass destruction in the SDF-held towns.

“Subsequent to the attack, fierce clashes broke out between our (SDF) forces and Daesh terrorists in northern Aleppo,” SDF member Habun Osman told ARA News, using another acronym for ISIS.

“The terror group brought large military reinforcements from Manbij city on the border with Turkey after we cut off their main supply line between Raqqa and Aleppo,” he said.

The spokesman added that the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes backed the SDF by bombing ISIS positions in northern Aleppo.

“More than twenty Daesh terrorists were killed, before the rest were forced to withdraw towards their major bastion of Manbij.”

The SDF units, which include Kurdish, Arab and Christian fighters, have earlier recaptured the Tishreen Dam on the Euphrates River, cutting off the main ISIS supply line between Raqqa and Aleppo. The extremist group is striving to regain the dam, because of its strategic location that links its territories on the border with Turkey to its de facto capital of Raqqa.
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Kurdish-Arab alliance repels ISIS attack near Hasakah
[ARA] HASAKAH – Units of the Kurdish-Arab alliance of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) repelled an offensive by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) on a town in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, military sources reported on Friday.

ISIS militant fighters launched a fierce attack on the town of Khamayel in Hasakah countryside, using mortar shells and rockets in a bid to hit SDF positions there.

“Our units responded to the terror attack by shelling ISIS positions in the vicinity of Mount Abdulaziz,” a spokesman for the SDF told ARA News.

“Our artillery shelling caused the death of at least 13 ISIS terrorists, while the rest eventually retreated towards their headquarters in Shaddadi city south of Hasakah.”

Two SDF fighters were killed and five others wounded in Friday’s clashes, the source said.

In the meantime, warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition conducted several airstrikes on ISIS headquarters in Shaddadi, destroying a jihadi training camp and three armored vehicles.

The western-backed SDF units have been preparing a military campaign against ISIS militants in Shaddadi –the final bastion for the radical group in Hasakah province.

“Soon we will launch the battle for Shaddadi to liberate the city and its residents from the fist of ISIS terrorists,” the SDF spokesman said.
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At least 21 people killed in air strikes on Eastern Ghouta towns
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian regime warplanes on Thursday have staged air strikes on Eastern Ghouta towns near Damascus, killing at least 21 people, including children, and wounding about 140, local activists told Zaman al-Wasl.

Local activists said 12 people have been killed in the stricken town of Erbin while 6 more people have been killed in nearby Zamalka, in less than 24 hours since 10 people bit the dust in the aerial bombing on Zamalka.

Three more people were killed in Douma city, activists added.

On Wednesday, Syrian regime and rebel bombardment killed at least 24 civilians and maimed dozens in the capital and the embattled Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and activists said.

Mortar rounds fired from the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region onto residential areas of Damascus left nine civilians dead and 25 maimed, local monitoring group tracks rebels shelling on Damascus said.

The attack came after the regime fired 6 cluster rockets onto Douma earlier in the day, killing five civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and media center.

Eastern Ghouta, which is largely controlled by the 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) rebel group, is regularly bombarded by government forces.

Ten other civilians, including a child, were later killed in government Arclight airstrikes on the nearby towns of Hazzeh and Zamalka, activists said.
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Daraa: regime troops launch attack to capture al-Manshiya neighborhood
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian rebels thwarted Thursday an incursion attempt by Syria regime forces into al-Manshiya neighborhood in the southern Daraa city, Revolution Local Committees said.

Rebels were able to push army troops back despite the surprise ground and aerial attack that started early Thursday along with heavy artillery on al-Manshiya.

In the northern frontline of Sheikh Miskeen town, rebels launched 'Ahl al-Nakhwa' battle on Wednesday, pressing slow advances.

Bashir al-Assad's forces backed by fighters from Leb's Hezbollah movement have launched major offensive two weeks ago, seeking to control Sheikh Miskeen and powerful air base, Brigade 82.

Rebel groups, including Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, had been in control of Sheikh Miskeen and Brigade 82 since last year.
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