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It begins: Cologne gangs attack foreigners
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3 die in bomb attack in Nangarhar province
Three people have been killed and two others wounded in a bomb explosion in eastern Nangarhar province.

The incident took place close to a school in Mirzakhil area of Kama District around 11:00 am on Sunday.

Eyewitnesses say the bomb went off as a motorcycle was passing through the area.

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar province has confirmed the incident.

This comes as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is in Nangarhar assessing the security situation there.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

3 die in drone strike in Kunar
A drone strike has killed three foreign terrorists in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

Officials say the militants belong to Bajaur Agency of Pakistan who were targeted by the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of coalition forces in Shigal District yesterday.

They are identified as Atiqullah, Zishan and Haqyar.

Bajaur is one of the seven tribal agencies across the Durand Line which shares a 52-kilometer border with Kunar province.

The agency is one of the biggest security threats to Kunar where different terrorist groups operate.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which is Pakistan’s primary militant group has a branch in the agency calling it TTP Bajaur which sometimes coordinates attacks with Afghan Taliban.

Pakistani and Afghan Taliban have carried out several joint attacks in Kunar province
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:

47 militants killed as Afghan forces intensify counter-terror operations
At least 47 anti-government armed militants have been killed in the latest wave of counter-terrorism operations across Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday.

The counter-terrorism operations by the Afghan national security forces have been rampant during the recent week as the anti-government armed militant groups have stepped up terrorist attacks across the country including the capital Kabul.

“In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan,” MoI said.

According to MoI, the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Takhar, Faryab, Kandahar, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces, as a result 47 armed insurgents were killed, seven wounded and eight others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.

Also, during these operations, Afghan National Security Forces discovered and confiscated light and heavy rounds ammunition, MoI added.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) urged the Afghan citizens to assist the Afghan national security forces in maintaining peace and stability by reporting suspicious terrorist related activities
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under:

20 Insurgents Killed in Sar-e-Pul Military Operation
[Tolo News] At least 20 Lions of Islam were killed in a week-long military operation in northern Sar-e-Pul province, local officials said on Sunday.

In addition, 40 other Lions of Islam were maimed.

The operation was launched in Aqso area of Sayead, Adrang, Balghali, Lati, Qal-e-Sokhta and Dar-e-Sultan areas of the province and ended on Saturday, Provincial Police Chief, Abdul Qayoum Baqizoy said.

Baqizoy said that a number of villages have also been cleared of hard boys.

women are made to be loved, not understood...
he did not provide details about the security forces casualties.

...back at the bunker, his Excellency called the chief of staff and complained that the artillery was keeping him awake...
officials of the provincial council said that Laghman and Sokhta villages are not yet cleared of the hard boys.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Security Forces Re-Take Takhar's Darqad District After Nearly 3 Months
[Tolo News] Security forces regained control of Darqad district of northern Takhar province early Sunday after it fell to the Taliban nearly three months ago, local officials said.

Noor Mohammad Hakimi, the provincial police chief said that a joint military operation was launched on Saturday in Darqad and security forces took control of the district early Sunday.

"Our air forces also supported the ground troops in the operation and security forces are moving forward to clear all districts from myrmidons," Hakimi said.

a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
he did not provide further details.

But local officials said that the Taliban sustained massive casualties in the ongoing military operation but said there are no exact figures.
According to An Nahar:
Afghan forces on Sunday wrested control of a northern district bordering Tajikistan from the Taliban, officials said, two months after its capture stoked fears the jihadists' violence could spread to Central Asia.

The rare positive news for the Afghan military comes as the Taliban are expanding their 14-year-insurgency with an unprecedented winter surge, which analysts suggest is aimed at increasing their leverage before planned peace talks.

Afghan army, police and special forces units launched a fierce offensive on Friday to recapture Darqad in Takhar province.

They defeated the Taliban after two days of intense fighting that left many Death Eaters dead or maimed, the defense ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

"The district has been entirely captured by the Afghan forces, the enemy suffering heavy casualties have been defeated," it said.

Some twenty Death Eaters and one Afghan soldier had died in two days of fighting, it added.

A Takhar provincial front man confirmed the news, adding that some holy warriors were hiding in the residential areas of the district.

"A search and clearance operation is ongoing to arrest or kill these holy warriors hiding in people's houses," Sonatullah Timor told AFP.

Darqad, located on the banks of the Oxus river on the border with Tajikistan, was captured by the holy warriors in late October in a battle that had left at least six Afghan security force members dead.

Afghan government officials have said in the past the Taliban had joined forces with holy warriors of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and other organizations with the goal of spreading northward into Central Asia.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Car kaboom injures two in Mogadishu
A district administrator says two people, including an official working at Mogadishu airport were wounded when a bomb planted under car seat exploded in at Manaboliyo intersection in the capital.

Speaking to Radio Shabelle, Shibis district commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Mumin said a passerby and an airport staff member sustained wounds in the blast and have been admitted at hospital for treatment. The commissioner of Shibis district has called on the local residents to work with security forces in thwarting such attacks and any act against the area’s stability.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but Al shabaab has been known for carrying out such attacks targeting on Govt employees and law enforcement personnel in Mogadishu.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
20 new people kidnapped Friday in Surman
Tunis, 10 January 2016:

Thirty people from the city of Sabratha were kidnapped in nearby Surman on Friday connected to the Shershary children kidnapping.

Sabratha Municipality leader, Hussien Al-Dhawadi confirmed today that 30 people from Sabratha were kidnapped on Friday from within Surman in revenge for the arrest of a kidnapping and extortion cell in the western region.

The arrested cell had included members from the three western cities of Sabratha, Surman and Zawiya.

Dhawadi explained that the kidnappers had requested the release of the kidnapping cell in exchange for releasing the 20 newly kidnapped people from Sabratha.

The Municipality leader assured that the authorities from Sabratha and Surman were doing their best to release the kidnapped as soon as possible and without exposing them to any danger.

The news of the 30 kidnapped Sabrathans in Surman comes further to armed authorities yesterday holding siege to a house in Surman where the three Sabratha Shershary kidnapped children are believed to be held.

A standoff has been ongoing all since yesterday with exchange of gunfire at a house believed to belong to the Nimri family in the Nimri estate of the Beach club area of Surman. The operation is a joint action by Sabratha and Surman authorities.

The action comes after one of the alleged organisers of the kidnapping of the three Sabratha Shershary children has revealed in a video confession some of the details of the crime.

The video confession was posted Friday on the Facebook page of the Counter Kidnapping and Extortion Crimes Committee of Saratha Municipality Council.

The arrests came as part of a concerted effort by Sabratha and Surman to counter the numerous cases of kidnappings in the area.
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under:

#1  why could they not kidnap used people? too many miles? depreciation?
Posted by: Crasing Unert3441 || 01/11/2016 20:02 Comments || Top||

Ambulance bomb plot thwarted
Tunis, 8 January 2016:

An ambulance full of explosives was safely dealt with in Misrata yesterday after security forces prevented it from heading to its target.

The ambulance was believed to have been heading towards the city’s airport and the visiting party of Faiez Serraj, GNA Prime Minister-designate.

Details are still unclear, but it is reported that the ambulance originated from Zliten and tried to make its way into either central Misrata or most likely its airport hoping to achieve maximum damage.

However, the ambulance was detected and was given chase, forced into less built-up areas. The driver refused to stop and either self-detonated his explosives or it exploded as a result of shots fired at it from the pursuing Misratan security forces.

The ambulance was totally destroyed but it caused no real damage to surrounding property and no one was reported injured.

The attempt to detonate the ambulance was seen as part of a plan to further destabilise the security situation in Libya coming on the heels of the recent terror attacks in Sidra, Zliten and Ras Lanuf.

It was also seen as an attempt to disrupt the visit by the GNA to Misrata and Zliten.
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Two killers of JSD leader Kazi Aref hanged
Jessore -- Two of the three condemned killers of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal founding president Kazi Aref Ahmed and four other party men were hanged at Jessore Central Jail on Thursday night. Anwar Hossain and Rashedul Islam Jhantu of Khursa village in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia district were hanged around 11:05pm, said jail sources.

Another death-row convict, Safayet Hossain Habib of Rajnagar village in Mirpur upazila, is set to be executed at 11:45pm night, said jail sources.

Five people, including Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal leader and one of the Liberation War organisers Kazi Aref Ahmed, were shot to death by some miscreants at a rally in Kushtia on February 16, 1999.

Ishak Ali, the then sub-inspector of Daulatpur Police Station, filed a case the following day.

On August 30, 2004, a Kushtia court sentenced 10 people to death and 11 others to life imprisonment in the case. Later, the High Court upheld the death sentence of nine condemned convicts while acquitted 11 others.
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It begins: Cologne gangs attack foreigners
[dw.com] A group of Paks and a Syrian national have been attacked in the German city of Cologne. The assaults follow dozens of reports of sexual assault on New Year's Eve, mostly by men of North African or Arab origin.

According to police in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a group of about 20 people attacked six Paks on Sunday evening, near Cologne's central train station. Two of the victims were reportedly taken to hospital.

Shortly after the first attack, a similar incident unfolded when a 39-year-old Syrian national was assaulted by a group of five people. Police said they were investigating grievous bodily harm, but could not confirm whether either of the attacks was racially motivated. It was also not initially clear whether the two were linked.

'Human hunt'
Cologne tabloid "Express" reported on Monday that a group of "bikers, hooligans and bouncers" had used Facebook to plan a "human hunt" to "clean up" Cologne's city center. Early on Monday, a police spokesperson was unable to confirm the reports.

On Sunday afternoon, police had received tipoffs about "groups," which were "specifically looking for provocation," police said. Officers were deployed in the city center and Cologne's "Altstadt" quarter in large numbers. As the result of several identity checks, four people were briefly detained, reported a police front man. Whether they were among the attackers is yet to be determined. Two people also faced criminal charges.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/11/2016 09:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1194 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As reported by the MSM (ABC) this "Good Morning America", "allegedly" there was some "assaults" on NYE- and now there are "attacks" on immigrants.
I think the "It begins" actually began in the days leading up to NYE when some intel spooked Brussels and Paris to cancel scheduled celebrations... I wonder if the same words would be used if a thousand fraternity guys behaved the same way to some muslim chicks minding their own business.
Posted by: Capsu 78 || 01/11/2016 10:19 Comments || Top||

#2  So I guess we are supposed to be outraged and feel sorry for the migrants. Fuckem
Posted by: chris || 01/11/2016 10:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Citizens fight back. Subjects suck it up. No wonder the politicos are worried.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/11/2016 10:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Pest control
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/11/2016 11:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Who did NOT see this coming? Anybody?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 01/11/2016 11:58 Comments || Top||

#6  When you let criminals run free, good people become vigilantes.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/11/2016 12:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Merkel herself must have known this kind of thing would happen. Maybe she thinks her security forces will keep it from destabilizing the entire EU. Maybe they will but she's playing with fire.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 01/11/2016 12:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh, dearie me, such a shame....
Posted by: Grealet Stalin3886 || 01/11/2016 12:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Law enforcement around the globe spends big $$$ on "predictive policing" software. If the pre event threats were very, very specific with regards to potential sexual assults near crowds, I would have to believe cameras captured scores and scores of the "lads" faces before, during and after the sexual assaults. The "lads" are are probably standing in a hand out line as I type this, so you shouldn't even have to chase them down.
At least the Finns are firing up the call tree for Sons of Odin to provide a little security. I place my $2 bet on the Sons of Odin vs the "unaccompanied" children of the lions of islam.
Posted by: Capsu 78 || 01/11/2016 14:56 Comments || Top||

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke

I suspect we are seeing some relatively good men making sure that evil will not succeed.
Posted by: Warthog || 01/11/2016 15:31 Comments || Top||

#11  ..except those in power think their own citizens subjects are the evil. For them virtual flashing is such the upper Maslovian reward.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/11/2016 15:37 Comments || Top||

#12  While it is good to see that there is some fight left in the Germans, I am still wondering how badly this is going to end. Let us hope the recently arrived welfare mooches take the hint and leave.

I really do not want to see a repeat of "Resettlement in the east."
Posted by: Nguard || 01/11/2016 17:22 Comments || Top||

#13  When the leaders in the country are unable or unwilling to protect the citizens they serve, then others will step in and fill the vacuum of leadership, or the country eventually collapses.

The skirmishes already started, now the battle begins. A three sided battle between the citizens, the government, and the invading hordes, all fighting each other.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/11/2016 18:14 Comments || Top||

#14  My guess is there is still time to avoid another holocaust. The first step is to somehow get Merkel out of the chancellor's office and get somebody else in there who has the wisdom and fortitude to send the Syrians and their various cohorts back to their own countries.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 01/11/2016 19:34 Comments || Top||

#15  It will get a lot worse before it gets better. Merkel has defined these hordes as refugees to fit her narrative of the poor downtrodden masses fleeing oppression, war, etc., etc. Now she has a bunch of hooligans and jihadis trying to take over the country. The actual situation does not fit the progressive narrative. To change things now, she will have to reverse herself and abandon her little refugee meme. Politicians will not do that.

She will bumble on until the situation gets out of control. If the citizens get pushed too far and the government attacks them, then that will radicalize the citizens and you have a smouldering civil war that can flare up.

Events will have to run their ugly course before they get better.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/11/2016 20:32 Comments || Top||

#16  "A group of Paks and a Syrian national have been attacked in the German city of Cologne.

Aww, geez. Ain't that too bad.

I'm looking for my femto-violin.

Really, I am. (Not)
Posted by: Barbara || 01/11/2016 21:06 Comments || Top||

#17  The purpose of the Justice system and Police is not to keep the people safe from the criminals, it is to keep the criminals safe from the people.
Posted by: rammer || 01/11/2016 21:55 Comments || Top||

#18  First time I have commented 3x on a post but fer cryin out loud, why do we only have "unauthorized" low pixel video footage when we KNOW 3D digital, synchronized footage is what the "authorities" have had 11 days to break down?
Posted by: Capsu 78 || 01/11/2016 23:03 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkey claims 12 PKK killed in raid, Kurds say they were civilians
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
said it had killed 12 PKK fighters in a raid Sunday in the Kurdish city of Van, but Kurdish groups insisted the Special Operations Forces had stormed a home and massacred civilians.

The pro-Ankara Daily Sabah said "a police officer has been killed and two others have been maimed during an anti-terror operation against the PKK in eastern Van province on Sunday, where 12 bad boyz were potted."

It quoted Van Governor Ibrahim Tasyapan as saying that the operation against the PKK -- or Kurdistan Workers' Party -- took place around dawn.

"The police was tracking the group, but we also received related notices from our citizens," he said, revealing that two special-forces troops were slightly maimed in the operation.

"Sources added that 30 grenades, 12 long-barreled weapons and a machine gun were seized during a search of the premises," the Daily Sabah website reported.

But the pro-Kurdish Firat News Agency (ANF), meanwhile, said that the home had been occupied by young Kurds "dressed in civilian clothes."

The agency cited an official from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) as saying the incident amounts to a "mass execution."

"They are all young people in civilian clothes, as has been conveyed to us by those who saw the bodies, ANF quoted HDP official Tugba Hezer as saying. "This is a mass execution."

Video footage released by the Dogan News Agency showed what it said was the aftermath of the raid in Van, with bodies lying in the snow.

According to reports the slain were aged between 18 and 25.
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Reports: hundreds of civilians killed in PKK-Turkey confrontations
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's largest pro-Kurdish party and its human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
foundation reported Sunday that more than 160 civilians, including women, were killed in the fallout of festivities and curfews by Turkish authorities in the country's Kurdish southeast.

According to a report by the People's Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey imposed a string of curfews on several Kurdish cities and towns, resulting in the deaths of 161 civilians, 30 of them women.

"The besieging of seven Kurdish cities and 20 townships and storming civilian homes for 280 days is still ongoing, and they (Turkey) has constantly renewed curfews 56 times and they are still in place," the report read.

The Turkish Human Rights Foundation, meanwhile, reported that between August and January, 162 civilians have been killed in confrontations between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Turkish army during curfews in Turkey's Kurdish cities.

"The report puts special emphasis on human rights violations after Dec. 11, 2015 and says that civilians' lives have been hugely affected by the way curfews are imposed, the size of areas implicated, increasing military crackdowns and the hardened discourse by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government," the Turkish Sunday's Zaman reported.

It added that more than "260 members of the security forces have been killed in festivities with the PKK since a cease-fire negotiated by locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and the government collapsed in July."

Ongoing festivities between the Turkish army and residents of Turkey's southeastern Kurdish cities have displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians and led to the deaths of hundreds,

The Turkish army declared a series of military curfews in several neighborhoods of the Kurdish district of Sur in Turkey's Diyarbakir province in early December. Since then, festivities have been underway, with dozens of civilians and coppers reportedly killed and maimed.

Thousands of people have fled Sur district in recent weeks, with the area under a tough curfew for a month. Clashes have been ongoing.

People across Kurdish cities in Turkey have protested against the curfew in Sur, calling for an end to the hostilities, according to reports.

Turkish media reports say that more than 100 people are believed to have been killed and 100,000 others displaced.
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Militant arrested, arms seized in Nasirabad
DERA MURAD JAMALI: Security forces arrested a suspected militant for being involved in subversion activities and seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition from him in Rabi Canal area of Nasirabad district on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Frontier Corps said that on a tip-off about the presence of the wanted accused, a search operation was carried out in Rabi Canal area during which the suspected militant was taken into custody.

“A suspected militant was arrested and arms and ammunition were recovered from his hideout,” said the FC spokesman.

The seized ammunition included one rocket launcher with rounds, three SMGs, six 8mm rifles, five 7mm rifles, four 303 rifles, eight Chinese rifles, three repeater guns, six 12-bore rifles, one 9mm pistol and 3,600 rounds.

The suspected militant was handed over to the authorities concerned for interrogation.

Published in Dawn, January 10th, 2016
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Attack on police officials: 25 suspects arrested in Quetta
QUETTA: Security forces on Saturday launched a search operation in various parts of the provincial capital and arrested 25 suspects in the aftermath of targeted attacks on police officials.

“25 suspects were arrested from various parts of Quetta,” said a police official.

Raids were conducted by security forces in Kasi road, Balochi street and other areas of the provincial capital.

All suspects were being interrogated by security forces in connection with the recent attacks on police officials.

Four policemen were killed during past week in two separate incidents of targeted killings in Multani Mohalla and Sariab road areas of Quetta.

In both incidents, the assailants managed to escape unhindered from the scene of the attack.

No group or individual has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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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Two security personnel killed in Gwadar landmine explosion
QUETTA: Two security personnel were killed and three wounded in an explosion in Balochistan's Gwadar district on Saturday.

Police sources said that Coast Guard personnel were on routine patrolling when their vehicle hit a landmine in Kaldan area of Jewni Tehsil in Gwadar.

They said two personnel were killed on the spot whereas three sustained serious wounds. The injured personnel were rushed to nearby hospital for medical treatment.

The blast also damaged the security forces' vehicle. Security forces cordoned off the area and started an investigation into the attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Militants in the area have been targeting security personnel and pro-government politicians for last more than a decade.

Injured personnel shifted to PNS Shifa in Karachi

The seriously injured official was shifted to Pakistan Navy Medical Centre at Jiwani, while the bodies and two other injured were shifted to Gwadar where the injured were provided first aid.

Subsequently, the injured and bodies were flown to Karachi in Fokker aircraft provided by Pakistan Navy.

All injured persons are currently admitted at PNS Shifa and undergoing treatment.

Terror bid foiled in Dera Murad Jamali

In a separate incident in Dera Murad Jamali, security forces claimed to have foiled a major bid of terrorism by seizing weapons and arresting a suspected militant.

Security sources said one suspected militant was arrested and weapons were recovered from his possession in Dera Murad Jamali area of Naseerabad district.

Balochistan has been experiencing incident violence and targeted killings since more than a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.

The largest province of the country by area, is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists. Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region.
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Militant held in search operation
QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) arrested an alleged militant during a search operation in Chinjan area of Killa Saifullah district on Sunday.

According to FC spokesman, acting on a tip off FC personnel carried out a search operation in the area and apprehended an alleged militant. Further investigation is underway.
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Key terrorist nabbed from Swat
SWAT: The anti-terrorism department (ATD) officials have arrested a key terrorist from Mingora area of Swat.

On a tip-off, the ATD officials have carried out a targeted search operation in outskirts of Mingora and arrested a key terrorist.

The key terrorist was identified as Muhammad Ishaq wanted in several attacks and other heinous crimes. ATD have shifted him to an undisclosed location for further investigation.
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#1  What makes a terrorist "key"? Does he unlock something?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/11/2016 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  "A key to keeping our phony baloney jobs."?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/11/2016 8:39 Comments || Top||

#3  I think key terrorist is another way of saying Number 3, unless he's a skill specialist Number 4, like a bomb maker.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/11/2016 11:43 Comments || Top||

Five 'militants' killed in Shawal drone strike
[DAWN] A US drone attacked a compound in the Shawal area of North Wazoo tribal region late on Friday night, killing five suspected bandidos gunnies and wounding two others.

The attack was the first such strike of the year.

Sources said that a leader of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain, Mulla Noor Said Janikhel, and two Uzbek nationals were among the dead. Mulla Noor belongs to Bannu district.

The sources said the drone fired two missiles at the compound in the Mangloti area close to the border with Afghanistan, some 46km west of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
The 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!)...
military operation against bandidos gunnies and Death Eaters is in final stages in Shawal. Other areas of North Waziristan have been cleared.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

ISIS executes 5 in Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) A local source in Nineveh province said on Sunday, that the ISIS militants executed 5 civilians by crushing them under a bulldozer in central Mosul.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS militants executed five civilians by crushing them under a huge bulldozer after handcuffed them in the area of al-Faisaliyah,” noting that, “The organization transferred the bodies and threw at al-Khasa area located west of the city.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The organization accused the five civilians of apostasy, violation of its teachings and cooperation with the government authorities.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [353 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Only 5? Hurrah, we have found the moderate wing of ISIS!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/11/2016 11:18 Comments || Top||

#2  ISIS version of "St. Pancake at work" event.
Posted by: Crasing Unert3441 || 01/11/2016 20:06 Comments || Top||

Anbar antics
Iraqi forces drive back ISIS attack in Anbar, 3 ISIS troops die

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in the Rapid Intervention Forces in Anbar province said on Sunday, that the security forces had killed three suicide bombers wearing explosive belts during clashes with ISIS militants east of Ramadi.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the Rapid Intervention Forces managed to monitor the movements of ISIS elements that had worn explosive belts and intended to detonate themselves against the security forces stationed in the area of Husaiybah (7 km east of Ramadi).”

The source also noted, “The suicide bombers attempted to sneak into the defensive line, however, the security forces monitored them and killed three suicide bombers that were wearing explosive belts.”

Iraqi sappers detonate 64 IEDs in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Sunday detonating 64 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the area of Albu Faraj north of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “An engineering force belonging to Anbar Operations managed to detonate 64 explosive devices that were found in the area of Albu Faraj north of Ramadi,” noting that, “The army forces continue their operations to cleanse the northern areas of Ramadi City.”

4 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar province said on Sunday, that 4 ISIS elements were killed during violent clashes with the security forces northeast of Ramadi.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the army’s 10th brigade had managed to repel an attack by ISIS on one of the military sites in the area of Albu Ainyah northeast of Ramadi,” pointing out that, “The force clashed with the ISIS killing four elements of [the organization] and seizing their light and medium weapons.”

12 ISIS troops die in battles near Haditha

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The leader of Albu Nimir tribe, Naeem Gaood, announced the killing of 12 ISIS elements in a military operation by the security forces and tribal fighters northwest of Bruwana area.

Gaood said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces and tribal fighters had carried out an extensive security operation to cleanse the northern and western part of Bruwana area in the district of Haditha (160 km west of Ramadi).”

Gaood added, “The security forces and tribal fighters clashed with ISIS elements northwest of Bruwana,” noting that, “The confrontations resulted in killing 12 ISIS elements.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi army patrol kills suicide bomber in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Sunday, Leader in al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia Jaber Maamouri announced the death of a suicide bomber who tried to attack one of al-Hashd patrols in Makhoul Mountains in Salahuddin Province.

Maamouri said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt tried to approach one of al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s patrols in Makhoul Mountains north of Salahuddin,” pointing out that, “The forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi observed the suicide bomber and managed to kill him.”

“Dozens of ISIS elements including suicide bombers were killed in the last few months after the liberation of Makhoul Mountain due to their persistent attempts to attack different patrols and check points,” Maamouri added.
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Premature suicide. Or would that be preventive suicide?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/11/2016 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Who cares? 'He's dead, Jim, Sven.'
Posted by: Crasing Unert3441 || 01/11/2016 20:08 Comments || Top||

Gunmen kill government employee in Baghdad
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Sunday, a police source announced, that a government employee was killed in an armed attack in al-Dawra area in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Unidentified gunmen shot an employee in the Ministry of Culture in al-Mechanic neighborhood in Dawra area in southern Baghdad, killing him on the spot.

The source added, “A security force cordoned off the area, while opened an investigation into the incident.”

Elsewhere in Baghdad, ISIS mortar fire wounds 4

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Sunday, a police source announced, that four civilians were wounded by mortar shells in western Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Anonymous mortar shells fell, at noon today, in Abu Ghraib District in western Baghdad, wounding four civilians with serious injuries.”

The source added, “A security force cordoned off the area and transferred the wounded to the hospital to receive treatment, while carried out a raid to search for the offenders.”

8 wounded in Baghdad bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Saturday, a police source stated, that five people including a woman and three children have been wounded in a bomb blast in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “An IED emplaced under a civilian car exploded, at noon today, while passing in a village in Rasheed area in Southern Baghdad, wounding five people including a woman and three children.”

The source added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment, while opened an investigation to determine the perpetrators of the bombing.”

9 more casualties in separate Baghdad bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad- A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced, that nine people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “On Sunday, a bomb exploded in Husaineya Rashideya area north of Baghdad, killing one person and wounding eight others.”

The source added: “Ambulances rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while the security force cordoned off the incident area.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Female army vet leads 'dream team' to battle ISIS
[Army Times] Dozens of Americans have left the comforts of home fueled by atrocities Islamic State militants have ravaged against their countrymen in Iraq and Syria, but also in places like Paris, and most recently, San Bernardino, California.

Just south of the city of Kirkuk, Iraq, another group of Americans not sanctioned by the U.S. military have entered the battlefield. The small team, comprised of American and foreign fighters with various specialties, hopes to rescue injured Kurdish forces as they battle Islamic State aggressors in their area of Daquq.

A former Army officer who operates under the alias "Kat Argo", and five other volunteers make up "Qalubna Ma'kum," translated from Arabic to mean, "Our hearts are with you."

"In a lot of ways, I feel like I'm more effective here than I when was in the military," Argo said in a telephone interview with Army Times Dec. 22. "We have the liberty of movement here, and...we're not limited to U.S.-only expertise."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  If it weren't for the Army Times reporting (why?), I would think this is a smuggling con.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/11/2016 16:12 Comments || Top||

Wave of air strikes pound ISIS near Mosul, killing and wounding dozens
[Rudaw] Coalition air bombing southeast of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
turned at least nine military bases 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....
(ISIS) group into rubble late Sunday, and dozens of bully boyz were reported killed or maimed, a senior Peshmerga commander said.

"At 5:30 pm coalition jets started shelling ISIS bases in the villages of Tolband and Kulabor on the Khazir front in Mosul," Brig. Saed Hazhar, deputy commander of the elite Zeravani Peshmerga, told Rudaw by phone.

He confirmed the killing and wounding of dozens of krazed killers, as well as the "complete destruction of nine military bases."

Coalition jets have continually been shelling ISIS bases to weaken the group's abilities on the front. The bully boyz have launched multiple assaults on the Khazir front, since capturing Iraq's second-largest city Mosul in June 2014.

The front is strategically important because it guards the strategic main road between the cities of Erbil and Duhok.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Over 20 Tons Of IEDs Defused By Peshmerga In Southern Kirkuk
That seems rather a lot...
[NRTTV] Bomb disposal teams in the Peshmerga forces have defused over 22 tons of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which 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) faceless myrmidons planted to slow Peshmerga advances in southern fronts of Kirkuk.

According to Peshmerga commander Fariq Mohammad, six Peshmerga forces were killed and 23 others maimed by IEDs in the villages of Bashir, Said Khalaf and Tel Rabi in southern Kirkuk.

Mohammad told NRT, "In 2015, we defused over 7,000 IEDs which were planted in barrels, containers and pots."

The IS faceless myrmidons have been known to leave IEDs and bombs behind in town and villages as they are pushed out by the security forces.

NRT has obtained documents stating that up to 182 Peshmerga forces have been killed by IEDs in the southern fronts of Kirkuk in 2015.

Peshmerga Commander Bakir Said told NRT that the former Baath Party officers who are with the faceless myrmidons have used the IEDs as tactics to slow the Peshmerga forces from advancing.

"Mostly the Baath officers, who were in the Iraqi Army [before], used bomb planting tactics which deterred Peshmerga forces from advancing," said commander Said. "I can say over 65 percent of Peshmerga [killed] and wounds were due to the IEDs."

According to Peshmerga commanders, the IEDs which IS faceless myrmidons have planted have the same shape and structure of the IEDs al-Qaeda group had made in Afghanistan.

In a written statement provided to NRT, the Combined Joint Taskforce (CJTF) said the coalition has plans to send military equipment for the Peshmerga, including large sets and mobility and counter-IED equipment.

The U.S.-led coalition forces said it had equipped Kurdish forces with over 150 military vehicles, 15 of which included mine-roller attachments, which are used to detonate mines and IEDs.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi Forces Continue Operations In Ramadi
[NRTTV] Two weeks after declaring victory over the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) in Ramadi, Iraq's military continues to face pockets of resistance and explosive traps in clearing operations.

Iraqi soldiers could be seen on Friday firing into IS positions with armored vehicles while columns of smoke rose from the city skyline. They were backed by six air strikes, the U.S.-led coalition said in a statement that day.

"We are now on the western side (of Ramadi) and the 16th (Army) Unit and private operations participated in cleansing the city and the morale of our fighters and leaders are high and they are advancing as we planned," Iraqi Lieutenant General Riyadh Jalal said.

Baghdad has designated djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as the next target for Iraq's armed forces.

Foreign special forces have been carrying out raids on an IS stronghold in northern Iraq, ahead of an offensive planned later this year, according to Iraq's speaker of parliament.

Several attacks behind IS lines around Hawija, 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad, were carried out in recent weeks, Salim al-Jabouri told Rooters on Thursday (January 7)

Both the U.S. and Iraqi military have denied that U.S. forces have carried out military operations on the ground in Hawija since October, when U.S. special forces rescued 69 Iraqis in a raid that killed one U.S. commando.

But Dubai-based al-Hadath TV and Iraqi media have reported at least half a dozen raids in and around Hawija since late December, led by U.S. special forces.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Israel busts Hamas cell planning highway shooting attack
It's a bad time to be in a Hamas terror cell, unless one really wants a vacation in the Israeli Hilton.
[IsraelTimes] Hebron terror group had purchased guns, were led by brother of man who oversaw abduction-murder of three teens last year, officials say

In a joint Shin Bet-IDF operation, a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terror cell was broken in Hebron
...Hamas Central in the West Bank...
in November, officials announced Sunday.

The cell had purchased a variety of weapons, including an M-16 rifle, in order to carry out a terror attack on the Route 35 highway, which runs between Hebron and the coastal city of Ashkelon, the Shin Bet said in a statement.

"The thwarting of this terror cell, which was nearly prepared to carry out an attack, again demonstrates the never-ending attempts by Hamas operatives in Hebron to carry out severe terror acts," the statement said.

The head of the alleged terror cell, Mehmad Ali Qawasmeh, is the brother of one of the Death Eaters responsible for the abduction-killing of three Israeli teenagers in the summer of 2014, the Shin Bet said.

Qawasmeh is a member of the extended Qawasmeh family, a strong Hamas force within the city of Hebron. Another member of the family, Maher Qawasmeh, was incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in December by the Shin Bet for leading another terror cell, which planned to kidnap and murder Israelis in order to negotiate the release of Paleostinian prisoners, the security service said last week.

The group had already scoped out the highway to find optimum vantage point to carry out the attack and had purchased pistols and at least one M-16 assault rifle. The guns were seized by Shin Bet and IDF forces during the bust of the cell.

Mehmed Ali Qawasmeh, 38, recruited the other members of the cell, all of whom were residents of Hebron, the Shin Bet said.

Though the Shin Bet would not reveal how many people were arrested from the cell, at least another three members were picked up.

Louai Faisal Hashlmon, 32, was another leader in the group, the Shin Bet said. He had previously been incarcerated as a Hamas operative. Amer Mehmed Ewiwie, 29, and Husam Fakhrie Hashelmon, 24, were also arrested for their activities in the alleged cell.

In addition, Qawasmeh recruited a number of people for logistical support, who were expected to provide a stolen vehicle with which ti carry out the proposed attack on the highway and also assist the operatives who actually carried out the attack to escape and hide, the Shin Bet said.

A military court indicted the men for conspiracy to commit voluntary manslaughter and for being members of Hamas, an illegal organization.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

Israeli Occupation Forces Detain 6 Palestinians across West Bank Overnight
No doubt this information will be released to Israeli news media in a month or so, once they've been interviewed and gone before a judge.
[ALMANAR.LB] Israeli occupation troops carried out predawn detention raids in the West Bank on Sunday, arresting six young Paleostinian men, the Paleostinian Prisoners' Society said in a statement.

Israeli forces detained three Paleostinians in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, two in the town of Nahhalin in the southern district of Bethlehem, and one near the southern West Bank town of Hebron, the statement said.

Latest reports mentioned that a Paleostinian young man was injured during festivities wth the Zionist forces in Takoa in Beit Lahm in the West Bank.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

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Abu Sayyaf gun down soldier in Mindanao
[Gulf Today] Abu Sayyaf militants killed an enlisted man in the Philippine Air Force (PAF) who was vacationing in his home province of Sulu, the military reported on Saturday.

Brigadier General Alan Arrojado identified the victim as Andre Burias Nono, assigned to a PAF unit in Southern Luzon, who was vacationing in the town of Jolo. Arrojado said Abu Sayyaf assailants shot and killed Nono at the back of the Catholic Church in Jolo on Friday afternoon.

He added a security team of policemen and soldiers immediately arrested Nono's assailants who were not identified. Police investigators suspect the killing was in response to intensified military operations against the Abu Sayyaf who are still holding at least ten hostages in Sulu.
Posted by: ryuge || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf

Coalition forces launch 26 airstrikes on ISIS positions
DAMASCUS – United States and allies intensified their airstrikes on positions of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) across Syria and Iraq, hitting the group’s fighting positions, tactical units and oil plants.

The coalition’s Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement that its fighter jets on Sunday launched 26 airstrikes against ISIS in the region.
How many bombs did we drop?
In Syria, the U.S.-led coalition conducted 11 strikes, hitting the group’s power centers and oil fields in Abu Kamal, Raqqa, Manbij, Deir ez-Zor, Ain Issa, Maara and Washiyah.

At least seven ISIS tactical units were bombed in Sunday’s strikes in Syria. The raids also hit 16 gas and oil separation plants held by the extremist group.

In Iraq, the coalition launched 15 airstrikes, hitting ISIS tactical units and weapons storage centers in Albu Hayat, Haditha, Habbaniyah, Kisik, Mosul Ramadi and Tal Afar. The airstrikes in Iraq destroyed several ISIS headquarters, fighting positions, heavy machine guns, armored vehicles and assembly areas.

This comes after ISIS militant fighters started fighting back against western-backed ground forces in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo and in Iraq’s Ramadi and Mosul.
Posted by: badanov || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  How many bombs did we drop?

"We fly to and fro under Mom's wing
(Routine can utterly calming!)
But then, one fine day,
Without warning, "Away,"
And we suddenly find that we're bombing."

With apologies to the collegies.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/11/2016 14:56 Comments || Top||

Lebanese Security Forces Arrest Key Terrorist behind Burj Barajneh Blasts
[ALMANAR.LB] The Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced on Sunday that a strike force from the Information Branch apprehended the "main member" of the group responsible for the twin-bombings of Burj Barajneh, NNA reported.

The criminal, Kh.Z., known as Abu Talha is a Lebanese national born in 1986.

He was captured in a building in Qubba region in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
. The terrorist group he belonged to also attempted to carry out attacks in the north at the same time of the Burj Barajneh kabooms.

Investigations were underway with specialized judicial authorities.

On November 12, two suicide kabooms rocked the area of Burj al-Barajneh in Beirut's Southern Suburb (Dahiyeh), leaving over 43 deaders and 211 injured.

The Lebanese security forces carried out a large scale crackdown in which it tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
almost all the bandidos bandidos bad boys who planned the blasts and assisted the jacket wallahs.

In Homs countryside, Hezbollah also had managed in late November to kill Abdussalam Abdurrazzaq al-Hindawi, a key ISIL member involved in the terrorist bombings.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Syrian Air Force Destroys 20 ISIS Trucks Oil in Deir Ezzour
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army and armed forces, backed by the air force, destroyed Sunday ISIL trucks loaded with stolen oil in Deir Ezzour and eliminated other terrorist organizations in other provinces.

Deir Ezzor

The Syrian air force destroyed 20 trucks loaded with stolen Syrian oil by ISIS forces of Evil in al-Mayadeen city near the border with Iraq.

Field sources told SANA on Sunday that the air strikes destroyed all the trucks, that were heading for al-Mayadeen city near the Iraqi border, where operations of smuggling the stolen oil to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
were carried out by Turkish speculators.

Media reports affirm that known Turkish officials including Recep Tayyib Erdogan and his family members are involved in buying the oil that ISIL forces of Evil steal from Syria and Iraq.

According to the sources, a number of ISIL bad boyz were potted in artillery and rocket hits carried out by the army units on their positions and gatherings on the outskirts of al-Jafra area, Deir Ezzour.


The Syrian Army air force destroyed terrorist organizations' vehicles in Khan Sheikhoun, Saraqeb, Ma'arkaba, Lahaya and al-Latamenah in the countryside of Idleb and Hama provinces, a military source told SANA.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged the killing of 16 of their members, among them self-claimed leaders in the countryside of Hama and Idleb provinces.


An army unit targeted hideouts of the terrorist organizations in al-Tamoura village and Andan town, 12 km north of Aleppo city, killing and injuring a number of forces of Evil and destroying their arms and ammunition.

An army unit destroyed positions and hotbeds for terrorist organizations in the village of al-Mansoura, 10km west of Aleppo city.

A number of ISIL bad boyz were potted in army operations against their dens and movements in Eisheh village, 38 km to the northeast of Aleppo city.

Army units destroyed terrorists' hotbeds with all arms and ammunition inside them in the neighborhoods of al-Myasar and Bani Zaid in Aleppo city.
Posted by: Fred || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Need a picture of the nasty tank wagon rig from Duel for these stories...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/11/2016 9:13 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder if we've backed off our focus on taking out these tankers now that it's fallen into the memory hole.
Posted by: gorb || 01/11/2016 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  we don't attack these trucks. It might harm the poor innocent drivers. Also it might annoy our Turkish allies, or at least Erdogan. His anti-Israel behavior qualifies him for our loyal support.
Posted by: Grins Snese4215 || 01/11/2016 13:48 Comments || Top||

Al Qaeda abducts media activists from Syria rebel town
Syria's Al Qaeda affiliate stormed a radio station and abducted two prominent media activists from a rebel-held northwestern town on Sunday, an opposition official told AFP.

"Al Nusra Front kidnapped at 0655 (0455 GMT) activists Hadi Al Abdallah and Raed Fares in the offices of Fresh FM where they work and live in Kafranbel," said Soner Taleb, head of media at the Syrian National Coalition.

Fares, Fresh FM's director, has previously been detained by Al Nusra fighters, who disapprove of what they term the station's "secular tendency and support of apostates", Taleb said.

Abdallah shot to prominence in 2011 when anti-regime protests erupted across Syria, before the country's descent into civil war. Last year he was one of the journalists to interview Al Nusra's head, Abu Mohammad Al Jolani.

"Abdallah had used his Al Nusra connections to keep his freedom but this time the extremists detained them both and destroyed and confiscated their belongings at the station," Taleb said.

Kafranbel, in northwestern Idlib province, has been under rebel control since 2012 and is well known for its creative and often humourous protest banners, in English and Arabic, which are widely circulated online.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor confirmed the abduction of Abdallah and Fares.

Al Nusra is part of a powerful alliance known as the Army of Conquest that captured Idlib earlier this year, and it has a strong presence in other parts of the country.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Wolfman Jack had it right. Prerecord the broadcast in a safe location and hire flunkies to play it live.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/11/2016 8:31 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
US-led coalition conducts 11 strikes in Syria, 15 in Iraq
[Ynet] The US-led coalition conducted 11 air 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....
forces in Syria and 15 in Iraq on Saturday, the task force leading the operation said.

The strikes in Syria hit near Raqqa, Kamal, Manbij, Ayn Isa, Dayr Az Zawr, where one strike destroyed 16 skid-mounted gas and oil separation plants, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement Sunday.

Six of the strikes in Iraq were near the contested city of Ramadi, where Iraqi government troops were fighting to keep turbans out of the city they had occupied since May, it said. They destroyed weapons, fighting positions, an improvised bomb and maimed three Islamic State fighters and denied turbans access to terrain.

Other strikes hit near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Kisik, Haditha, Albu Hayat, Habbaniyah.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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