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U.S. designates ISIS in Afghanistan as foreign terrorist organization
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Afghanistan
Ten Daesh Insurgents Killed in Nangarhar Air Strike
[Tolo News] At least ten Daesh [Islamic State] snuffies were killed in an Afghan air strike 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 on Wednesday evening, local officials said.

The air strike took place in Kot district of the province after an Afghan air force helicopter targeted the group of holy warriors, Provincial Police Chief Fazil Ahmad Shirzad said.

There were no civilian casualties during the air strike, he said.

In recent months the Afghan cops have increased their military operations in eastern parts of Afghanistan especially in Nangarhar to clear all holy warriors.
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Badghis Taliban execute man in public on adultery charges
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Taliban have publically executed a man on adultery charges in northwestern Badghis province.

The incident took place in Nakhjiristan area of Qadis District earlier this week after reportedly a Taliban desert-court announced the punishment to Abdul Ahad, the man killed.

Mirza Ali, Governor of Qadis while confirming the incident said that Abdul Ahad was rubbed out by Taliban two days before.

He added that security agencies have launched an investigation into the incident.

This is not a one-time incident where a man is being executed by the order of a Taliban desert court but the group kills dozens of people on similar charges every year.

Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Somebody spent time with somebody else's girlfriend?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/15/2016 9:22 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought that only women could commit adultery in Islam.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/15/2016 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  It's an attempt to prove to the international community that they can be even-handed
Posted by: Pappy || 01/15/2016 14:14 Comments || Top||


U.S. designates ISIS in Afghanistan as foreign terrorist organization
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The United States government has designated the Khorasan branch 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 the Levant (ISIL) as a terrorist organization.

The Khorasan branch dubbed as 'Khorasan province -- Wilayah Khorasan' is the territorial scope of the terror group covering parts of Afghanistan and Pakistain but the loyalists of the terror group is mainly operational in some remote regions of Afghanistan bordering the Durand Line located between Afghanistan and Pakistain.

"The Department of State has announced the designation of ISIL-K as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act," a statement by the Department of State said.

The statement further added that the consequences of the FTO designation include a prohibition against knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support or resources to this organization. The Department of State took this action in consultation with the Departments of Justice and the Treasury.

ISIL-K announced its formation on January 10, 2015, the State Department said, adding that the group is based in the Afghanistan/Pakistain region and is composed primarily of former members of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistain and the Afghan Taliban. The big shotship of ISIL-K has pledged allegiance to His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
, the leader of ISIL.

This pledge was accepted in late January 2015 and since then ISIL-K has carried out suicide kabooms, small arms attacks and kidnappings in eastern Afghanistan against civilians and Afghan National Security and Defense Forces, and grabbed credit for May 2015 attacks on civilians in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, Pakistain, according to State Department.

The step by the State Department comes as there have been growing concerns that the terror group is gaining foothold in Afghanistan with the loyalists of the group attempting to consolidate their activities with the leadership of the group based in Syria and Iraq.

The officials have voiced concerns that the loyalists of the terror group is also attempting to create a regional base in Jalalabad city, the bustling provincial capital of 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.

Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [662 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  the FTO designation include a prohibition against knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support or resources

Does that include shipping money offshore?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/15/2016 13:32 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Lampedusa Creretch3679 || 01/15/2016 17:19 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Lampedusa Creretch3679 || 01/15/2016 17:23 Comments || Top||

#4  We are actually fighting a feudal "army" - hommage and all that - its 10th century vs 21st century and so far, coz of the simplicity, 10th century has us by the nuts - guys think outside the box it is not Westphalia any more, all these fragments - just lump them under the whole , you kneel to ISIS - well, you fly with the crows....you get shot with them
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 01/15/2016 23:22 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Several Shaboobs killed in firefight near Elbur airport
A district official says several Al shabaab combatants were killed in a firefight with national army soldiers near Elbur airport in central Somalia on Wednesday.

Confirming the incident, Elbur administrator Nur Hassan Gutale said unspecified number of Al-Shabaab fighters have been killed during a gun battle outside a military camp at the city’s airport. He said SNA soldiers repelled Al shabaab after armed militants attacked twice the military base.

“SNA killed several Al shabaab fighters in the botched attack. The militants suffered losses during the clashes. The area is under our full control,” said Elbur district commissioner.

Al shabaab did not comment of the attack and the official’s claim.
"Lies! All lies!"
Posted by: Steve White || 01/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
4 army personnel, 30 militants killed in North Sinai: Egypt's army spokesperson
[AlAhram] An attack on a security checkpoint in North Sinai resulted in the death of 4 army personnel and the destruction of three army vehicles by IEDs

The Egyptian Armed Forces killed 30 holy warriors and injured 10 on Thursday in North Sinai, said Egypt's army spokesperson Bridger General Mohammed Samir.

Samir announced on Thursday that a bad boy attack on a security checkpoint near the North Sinai city of Sheikh Zuweid resulted in the death of four army personnel. Eight more army personnel were maimed in the attack and three armed forces vehicles were destroyed by IEDs.

It is unclear whether the 30 holy warriors were all killed during the assault on the checkpoint or in retaliatory attacks by the army.

Samir added that military forces destroyed eight bad boy hideouts.

Amid fighting in Sinai, Israel evacuates Gaza crossing

[IsraelTimes] IDF closes Kerem Shalom gateway as Egyptian army conducts operations against terrorists, reportedly killing 13

Israel closed the Kerem Shalom border crossing into the Gazoo Strip and pulled out operating crews on Thursday as the Egyptian Army engaged terrorist forces in the adjacent Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian soldiers, backed with Arclight airstrikes, were reportedly operating in the area of Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid, and el-Arish which lie just seven kilometers (4.2 miles) from the Kerem Shalom gateway.

Thirteen jihadis were killed in the fighting, reports said.

The IDF said it closed the crossing, through which goods are transported into the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,-run Gazoo Strip, as a precautionary measure, and that there was no imminent security threat in the area.

The measure was due to ongoing violence in the Sinai between Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eaters and Egyptian forces, the military said.

The Kerem Shalom crossing is located on the southern tip of the Strip, next to the Egyptian border.

Hundreds of trucks delivering food, aid and other goods pass through the Kerem Shalom Crossing into Gazoo every day.
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Arabia
10 Yemeni ex-Guantanamo inmates arrive in Oman
Ten Yemeni former inmates at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay arrived in Oman on Thursday for a "temporary stay" as Washington moves to close the notorious prison, Muscat's foreign ministry said.
"Hey! This ain't Aden!"
Mohammed Abd Al Rahman Al Shamrani was among the first prisoners taken to the US base in Cuba.

Oman has received the men "in response to a request by the US administration for help to resolve the issue of detainees at Guantanamo Bay," the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency ONA.

More than 40 of the remaining inmates have been approved for transfer, and the Pentagon is trying to find countries to take them. Many are from Yemen and cannot go back given the country's collapse into civil war.
I think it's the perfect place for them...
Four of the detainees were captured by Pakistani forces after fleeing from Afghanistan in late 2001. Inmates were called "enemy combatants" and denied standard US legal rights,
Since they were 'enemy combatants', they weren't entitled to standard US legal rights, but the progs work their lies in wherever they can...
meaning many were held for years without charge or trial.

Some figures have estimated that up to 30 per cent of released detainees return to militant groups with the aim of carrying out attacks on Western targets.
Not that that fact bothers Champ...
Posted by: Steve White || 01/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  god i love "notorious" prison - free korans with velvet gloved attendants to handle em, halal scran, fuktifano i dont think its Andersonville
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 01/15/2016 23:27 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Bangladesh Police Shoot Dead 2 Suspected Militants
[ALMANAR.LB] Bangladesh police on Thursday shot and killed two suspected commanders from a banned terrorist Death Eater group blamed for a deadly kaboom on a Shiite shrine in Dhaka, officers said.

Detectives raided a Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) hideout in the capital around midnight following a tip-off, triggering a shootout with police.

"Two hard boyz were maimed as police fired back after the hard boyz hurled a grenade and started shooting indiscriminately. They were declared dead after they were brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital," a police statement said.

One of the commanders named as Kamal, alias Hiron, was a suspect in the attack on Dhaka's packed shrine in October that left two dead and dozens injured.

Deputy commissioner Sanwar Hossain said commanders Abdullah al Noman and Kamal, who used one name, were both prime suspects in the murder of a police constable at a check-post in November.

Three JMB hard boyz were also jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
during the overnight raid, police said.

Police have stepped up a crackdown on local terrorist hard boyz after the Muslim-majority country was left reeling from an upsurge in deadly violence last year blamed on religious Death Eaters.
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


The Grand Turk
Turkey Attacks IS Targets In Syria, Iraq After Istanbul Bombing
[NRTTV] Turkish land forces have fired nearly 500 times on 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) targets in Syria and Iraq, killing almost 200 Death Eaters in response to a suicide kaboom in Istanbul which killed 10 German tourists, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday (Jan. 14).

"After it was understood that this heinous attack was carried out by Daesh [Islamic State], Turkish armed forces fired close to 500 artillery and tank shells on Daesh [Islamic State] positions in Syria and Iraq," Davutoglu told a conference of Turkish ambassadors in the capital Ankara, using an Arabic name for Islamic State (IS).

"Shelters of Daesh [Islamic State] in Bashiqa, Iraq as well as Syria, along our border, were hit with all our efforts. Close to 200 Daesh [Islamic State] members including so-called regional leaders were neutralized in the last 48 hours," he added.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
will also carry out air strikes against the radical Sunni group if necessary and will maintain its "determined stance" until IS fighters leave its border areas, Davutoglu said.

"From now on, every hand raised to harm Turkey, every threat against our guests will be retaliated in kind. Our struggle will continue until the terrorist organization Daesh [Islamic State] is completely wiped out from our borders in the short term, as long as they continue to defame the dignity of Islam in the region and in the world," he said.

"If they attempt to carry out terrorist attacks against our people and our guests, they should know that we will take every measure and we will retaliate against it. Even now, we continue to punish them with land strikes. Our air forces will also strike if deemed necessary," Davutoglu continued to say.
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Six Killed, 39 Wounded in PKK Car Bombing in Turkish City
[BLOOMBERG] The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, detonated a boom-mobile outside a cop shoppe in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's largest southeastern city, killing six people including three children, and deepening insecurity that has gripped the country.

The blast in Cinar on Wednesday night, just a day after a suicide kaboom blamed on 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....
killed 10 tourists in Istanbul, brought down part of a house next to the cop shoppe and ripped off the facade of a police apartment building. A policeman and three children, including a 5-month-old infant, were among the dead, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Thirty-nine others were maimed, the governor's office in Diyarbakir said in a statement.

The kaboom turned the police apartment building into a blackened skeleton and shattered many windows in the town, according to NTV television footage. The murderous Moslems simultaneously sprayed the paramilitary headquarters with automatic weapons; no injuries were reported. Police detained two suspects in connection with the bombing, Hurriyet newspaper reported.

Wednesday's attack is the latest amid an eruption of violence in the Kurdish-dominated southeast. The area is in the throes of a spiraling war between the autonomy-seeking PKK, listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
, and Turkish forces. Several neighborhoods in towns and cities have been turned into war zones, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and abandon businesses, according to the governor's office in Diyarbakir.

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India-Pakistan
Five terrorist suspects arrested in Sargodha
SARGODHA: The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) personnel arrested five suspected terrorists during a search operation on Thursday.

The police and agencies personnel responding to an actionable intelligence tip-off regarding presence of anti-state elements conducted a joint search operation in Istaqlal Colony Chungi no 12 Tariqabad and Chak 78 Northern of Sargodha.

During the operation that continued for more than three hours, the law enforcers searched more than 100 houses and arrested five suspected terrorists who were shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.
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Three militants killed in Turbat gunbattle
GWADAR: Three suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Turbat area of Kech district on Thursday.

Official sources said that the personnel of Frontier Corps and an intelligence agency were searching Tabjan and Semi areas near Turbat on information about the presence of militants involved in a recent attack on the employees of Frontier Works Organisation.

During the search, a gunfight with suspects erupted which continued for hours resulting in the death of three suspected members of a banned militant organisation.

“Three militants have been killed and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from their hideout,” an FC spokesman said.

Published in Dawn, January 15th, 2016
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Hindu extremists attack PIA office in Delhi
NEW DELHI: Members of a right-wing Hindu extremist group vandalised the office of Pakistan Intern­ational Airlines (PIA) near Barakhamba Road in New Delhi on Thursday, following which one person was arrested.

The Indian Express said four activists of the Hindu Sena went to all the three rooms in the office, vandalising furniture and computers. They also scattered some pamphlets while they dismantled a miniature replica of an aeroplane installed near the reception desk.

The outfit blamed Pakistan in connection with the attacks at Pathankot and the Indian consulate in Afghanistan.

“There should be no talks with Pakistan unless they take stern action against people who have caused damage to India and hand over people like Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed to India,” it said.

“The arrested person has been identified as Lalit Singh, who is a member of Hindu Sena. Efforts are on to nab his associates,” DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal told reporters.

According to the police, the incident took place around 3.15pm when four Hindu Sena members entered the premises of PIA’s city office on the fifth floor of Narayan Manzil in the outer fringes of Connaught Palace.

By the time police teams reached the spot, three of them had fled and Singh was nabbed. Security was stepped up near the PIA office after the incident. A central security force team was also rushed there later, police said.

Owning responsibility for the incident, Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta said, “Through this act, the members of our Delhi unit have expressed their anger and sent a message to Pakistan that they should respect our sentiments and keep in mind that we are not weak.”

Gupta himself was arrested last October, days after he called up the police alleging that beef was being served at Kerala house canteen here.

Police intervention in the case, which Delhi top cop B.S. Bassi refrained from calling a raid, attracted severe criticism from several quarters, including the office of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

The PIA office here was vandalised in August 2013 too allegedly by a right wing group in the wake of the death of an Indian soldier in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan forces along the LoC.

Published in Dawn, January 15th, 2016
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Three suspected militants killed in Balochistan's Kech district
QUETTA: Security forces claim to have killed at least three suspected militants in Balochistan's Kech district on Thursday.

"Security forces launched a search operation against terrorists in the district's Sami and Tabjan areas to apprehend the suspects involved in attacks at the Frontier Works Organization (FWO)," said Khan Wasey, a spokesman for the Frontier Corps (FC).

"Three terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces," Wasey stated.

Weapons and ammunition were also seized by the security forces.

The FC spokesman added that the dead miscreants were involved in attacks on FWO personnel and other government functionaries in the area.

Unidentified militants had opened fire at a FWO vehicle carrying officials on Tuesday, injuring at least five personnel in Balochistan's Turbat area.

Levies sources had said that the FWO personnel were going from Hoshap to Panjgoor area when their vehicle was attacked.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, while the assailants escaped unhurt from the spot.

In another incident on the same day, a labourer was killed when militants opened fire at an FWO Camp in Hoshap area of Turbat.

Explosives recovered
FC personnel also foiled major terror bid by defusing three improvised explosive devices in Solani area of Kech district.

The FC Spokesman said unknown miscreants had planted the IEDs to target security forces and FWO workers in the area. He said FC personnel timely acted and defused all three IEDs planted on road side.
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Iraq
Iraqi forces repel ISIS attack on Makhoul Mountains, 20 militants killed
(IraqiNews.com) The Nujaba Movement announced on Thursday, that the security forces had managed to kill 20 ISIS elements during violent clashes in Makhoul Mountains.

The movement said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces repelled an attack in Makhoul Mountains and killed 15 ISIS elements, in addition to destroying their equipment,” pointing out that, “The snipers force was able to kill five elements of them.”

The statement added, “The rockets force was able to target a house in which ISIS elements were hiding in it,” indicating also that, “Tikrit-Kirkuk road has been opened.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Salahuddin Combat Courier
URGENT: ISIS captures road connecting Tikrit and Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Erbil – On Thursday, ISIS militants carried out an offensive attack on Tikrit District and were able to control the road connecting Tikrit and Kirkuk, while seized two regions east of the district.

ISIS militants carried out the attack from several axes including Hamrin Mountains, al-Fatha, and Tel Ksaiba area and were able to control Tel Ksaiba area (30 km east of Tikrit), while captured the road connecting Tikrit and Kirkuk.

The Governor of Salahuddin Province Raed al-Jubouri said in a statements followed by IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS militants had carried out an attack, at dawn today, on Tel Ksaiba area using seven car bombs,” adding that, “A large number of the security forces were either killed or wounded during the attack.”

“The Iraqi Air Force warplanes are shelling the area that was captured by ISIS and the clashes are still ongoing,” Jubouri added.

Preliminary information indicates to the death of 12 elements of ISIS and seven members of the Iraqi security forces in the attack.

Tel Ksaiba Liberated

(IraqiNews.com) Salahaddin – On Thursday, Governor of Salahaddin Raed al-Jubouri announced, that the security forces backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi managed to liberate Tel Ksaiba area east of Tikrit.

Jubouri said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces backed by al-Hashed al-Shaabi fighters have inflicted heavy human and material losses on the ISIS organization, after the liberation of Tel Ksaiba area east of Tikrit,” pointing out that, “Dozens of the ISIS organization including Arabs and foreigners were killed during the operation.”

The statement added, “Jubouri praised the role of the security forces including Salahuddin Operations, the local police and al-Hashed al-Shaabi fighters in repulsing the terrorist gangs and defeating them completely.”


PMF foils ISIS attack in northern Salahuddin


(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Thursday, Leader in al-Hashd al-Shaabi Jabbar al-Maamouri announced, that the security forces backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces foiled a massive attack carried out by the ISIS organization in Tal Kasiba area in northern Salahuddin, while inflicted heavy losses on the organization.

Maamouri said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS organization has carried out a massive attack on Tal Kasiba and Albu Ogail areas north of Salahuddin,” pointing out that, “ISIS carried out the attack on the first defense lines using 17 vehicles carrying militants, in addition to three booby-trapped vehicles.”

He added, “The joint security forces backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi and Shamr tribe fighters, in addition to the Iraqi Air Force managed to foil the attack and inflicted heavy losses on ISIS.”

Salahuddin Operations Commander escapes suicide bomb

(IraqiNews.com) Salahaddin – On Thursday, a source in Salahuddin Operations Command announced, that the Commander of Salahuddin operations Lt. Gen. Juma Anad survived a suicide car bomb attack east of Tikrit (170 km north of Baghdad), while emphasized that a senior officer was wounded in the attack, along with one of the army’s members.

The source said in an a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded, at noon today, on the parade of the Commander of Salahuddin Operations Lt. Gen. Juma Anad during his presence in Tel Kasibah area east of Tikrit, wounding a senior officer and one of the army’s members,” pointing out that, “Anad was not harmed.”

The source added: “Armed clashes between the elements of the ISIS organization and the joint security forces are ongoing in this region.”

Noteworthy, joint forces managed to free the city of Tikrit in the 31st of March 2015, while continued its progress to expel ISIS from the province, after the liberation of Baiji.
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Anbar Antics: 10+ die
Dozens of ISIS fighters killed in coalition strikes west of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar province said on Wednesday, that dozens of ISIS elements had been killed in an aerial bombardment by the international coalition west of Ramadi.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation, in coordination with the Seventh Brigade, bombed headquarters and vital sites belonging to the ISIS in the district of Kabisa in the city of Heet west of Ramadi.”

“The bombing resulted in killing dozens of ISIS elements, in addition to destroying a number of weaponry and vehicles for the organization,” the source added.

Security forces fully liberate Sura area east of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, Commander of the army’s 8th brigade Major-General Majid al-Fatlawi announced, that the security forces fully liberate al-Sura area east of Ramadi, while indicated to the death of five elements of ISIS and the destruction of a booby-trapped vehicle during the liberation operation.

Fatlawi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, the fighters of the army’s 8th brigade were able to liberate al-Sura area east of Ramadi and raise the Iraqi flag above one of its buildings,” adding that, “Five elements of the ISIS organization were killed during the operation, in addition to the destruction of a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber.”

Noteworthy, military operations backed by the Iraqi Air Force and the international coalition aviation continue in Anbar, in order to chase the ISIS elements and liberate the whole province.

Security forces liberate Albu Sodah, kill 10 ISIS elements east of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, Commander of the army’s 8th brigade Major-General Majid al-Fatlawi announced the liberation of Albu Sodah area east of Ramadi, while emphasized that ten elements of the ISIS organization were killed and a vehicle was destructed during the operation.

Fatlawi said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The forces of the army’s 8th brigade have carried out a military operation in Albu Sodah area east of Ramadi,” pointing out that, “The security forces managed to liberate the area and raised the Iraqi flag above one of its buildings, after killing 10 elements of the ISIS organization and destructing an armed vehicle.”

Earlier today, Fatlawi announced the liberation of al-Sura area east of Ramadi, while indicated to the death of five elements of the ISIS organization and the destruction of a booby-trapped vehicle during the liberation operation.

Security forces evacuate 800 civilians from Sufiyah and Sajariyah in eastern Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar province said on Thursday, that the security forces evacuated more than 800 civilians from the areas of al-Sufiyah and al-Sajariyah in eastern Ramadi.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces had managed to evacuate more than 800 civilians from the areas of al-Sufiyah and al-Sajariyah, most of whom were women and children,” noting that, “The forces provided food and treatment services for them, while transferred them to special camps for the displaced in Habaniyah and Ameriyat Fallujah.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 8 die
5 women, 1 man killed by militant attack in southern Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force announced on Thursday, that five women and a man had been killed in a militant attack by unidentified gunmen in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “In the late hours of yesterday, unidentified gunmen raided a house in the neighborhood of al-Nasr and Salam in the district of Abu Gharib in western Baghdad, resulting in the immediate death of five women and one man.”

The source added, “The security forces found the dead inside the house, while opened an investigation into the incident.”


7 people killed, wounded in bomb blast north of Baghdad


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, a source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior said, that seven people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a popular market in Taji area north of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding five others.”

The source added: “A security force rushed to the area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while a raid was carried out to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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Military operations northeast of Fallujah continue
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced the continuation of its military operations in the northeast Fallujah in order to liberate it from ISIS, while emphasized that the security forces have made a significant progress in achieving its goals.

The ministry said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The 17th Infantry brigade has made a significant progress regarding the liberalization of the near areas of Euphrates River in the north-eastern side of Fallujah.”
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Iraqi forces liberate al-Sofiya in Anbar
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, Security Committee’s member in Anbar Provincial Council Ragee Barakat announced the liberation of the majority of al-Sofiya area, while indicated to the advance of the security forces toward al-Sijariya and Albu Ghanem areas.

Barakat said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces from the Anti-Terrorism Bureau and Anbar police managed to liberate the majority of al-Sofiya area east of Ramadi,” pointing out that, “The security forces advanced toward al-Sijariya and Albu Ghanem areas.”

He added, “The advance of the security forces in east of Ramadi has been hindered by the explosive devices, in addition to the detained families by the ISIS organization.”
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2 ISIS Top Dawgs die in Salahaddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahaddin – On Thursday, a source in Salahuddin police announced, that the joint forces managed to kill the so-called ISIS Wali of Awja District and another leader in the organization while trying to sneak into areas south of Tikrit (170 north of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a security force was able to kill two senior leaders in the ISIS organization while trying to sneak into al-Sharif area west of Samarra south of Tikrit,” adding that, “One of the dead leaders was Marwan al-Tikriti the new Wali of Awja, while the second was the Amir of Salahuddin Western Front in the ISIS organization.”

Noteworthy, joint forces managed to free the city of Tikrit in the 31st of March 2015, and continued its progress to expel ISIS from the rest of the areas of the province, after the liberation of Baiji (40 km north of Tikrit) in November 2015.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Officer injured in stabbing attack near Nablus
[IsraelTimes] Attacker shot and killed while stabbing soldier following assault on military vehicle

An IDF officer was lightly injured Thursday in a stabbing attack near Mount Ebal outside the West Bank city of Nablus, the military said.

Initial reports indicated that the victim, a company commander in the army's officers' training school, was injured in the hand during the attack.

The army said the assailant initially attacked a military vehicle patrolling the area, north of Nablus.

"When the forces exited the vehicle, in order to assess the situation, an assailant drew a knife and stabbed and maimed an IDF officer," a statement from the military said.

The attacker was shot and killed, the army said.

The officer was treated at the scene by army medics.

Initial reports indicated that a Molotov cocktail had been hurled at the army vehicle, but an IDF spokesperson said that was false, without elaborating.

Earlier Thursday a Paleostinian man attempting to stab a soldier was shot and killed by Israeli forces, the army said. The incident took place at Beit Anun junction, north of Hebron in the southern West Bank.

"A Paleostinian assailant, armed with a knife, attempted to stab an IDF soldier. Forces on site responded and fired toward the attacker, resulting in his death," the army said in a statement regarding the Thursday morning attack. There were no Israeli injuries.

On Tuesday, another Paleostinian man was shot and killed as he attempted to stab a soldier at the junction.

"A Paleostinian attacker, armed with a knife, attempted to stab a soldier securing the Beit [Anun] junction near Hebron," a statement said. "Responding to the imminent threat, forces at the scene fired towards the assailant, resulting in his death."

A second man, who the army said had driven the attacker to the scene, was shot and injured as he fled. Paleostinian security sources said he later died, with the health ministry identifying the two as 23-year-old Mohammed Kowazba and 17-year-old Adnan al-Mashti.
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Southeast Asia
Police arrest 3 men on suspicion of links to Jakarta attack
[IsraelTimes] Police on Friday told an Indonesian TV channel they nabbed
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
three men on suspicion of links to the attack that killed seven people including five attackers.

Depok area police chief Col. Dwiyono told MetroTV that the three men were arrested at dawn at their homes in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta.

Dwiyono, who goes by one name, says the men are suspected turbans and are being questioned over possible links to the attack Thursday.

MetroTV broadcast footage of the handcuffed men being escorted by police.
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ISIS Cited in Deadly Indonesian Terrorist Attack
[ABCNEWS.GO] The White House has slammed the deadly attack in Jakarta that left seven people dead, five of whom were believed to be the suspected perpetrators.

Both the Indonesian government and the White House are calling it a terrorist attack, which involved a string of kabooms that also left 23 people injured, five of whom were police personnel.

Other suspects are being pursued by Indonesian authorities, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement.

The ISIS-linked 'Amaq News Agency claims the group was behind the attacks. Quoting a source, 'Amaq said "fighters from 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....
carried out the attack targeting foreign nationals and security forces tasked with protecting them." There has been no official claim by ISIS.

Of the injured civilians, four are Indonesian citizens and 14 other civilians, officials said.

The U.S. Embassy said there are no Americans among the victims. U.S. citizens are advised to defer all non-essential travel in the city of Jakarta and areas such as malls, restaurants, cinemas and large gatherings should be avoided.
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Both the Indonesian government and the White House are calling it a terrorist attack

So is it a "terrorist attack" to the White House because it happened outside the US, or because it happened in an Islamic state, or because it was so bloody obvious that even they couldn't explain it away?
Posted by: Pappy || 01/15/2016 14:24 Comments || Top||

#2  So like when they get cited it's like getting a ticket by police for having high grass what the fuck do they have meter maids driving through war zones like the chick from dead like me handing out tickets wtf?!!!! Hey Fazil pull the technical over you got a loud muffler what the fuck?
Posted by: Lampedusa Creretch3679 || 01/15/2016 17:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Looks like a COORDINATED THREE-FER amongst the ISIS, AQIM, + Al-Shabaab's deadly attack on military barracks]???

* JAPAN TIMES > PARIS-INSPIRED JAKARTA CARNAGE SIGNALS ISLAMIC STATE [IS/ISIS/ISIL] INDONESIA FOOTHOLD, THREAT OF MORE "CONCERTS".

* SAME > AT LEAST 20 FEARED DEAD IN AL-QAIDA AFFILIATE [AQIM aka AQ North Africa] ATTACK ON BURKINA FASO HOTEL.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/15/2016 22:36 Comments || Top||


Bomb blast injures three in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] Three members of a village security team were injured, one seriously, by a bomb blast in Pattani province on Wednesday. The security team was patrolling a road passing a village in Mae Lan district, providing security for teachers and students. A home-made bomb planted under a coconut tree was set off as they passed.
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ISIS Bad Guys attack Kobane
[ARA News] KOBANE – Militants of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) bombed residential neighborhoods in the Kurdish city of Kobane and its suburbs, northern Syria, causing a state of panic among civilians, local sources reported on Thursday.

The western part of Kobane city and several nearby villages were exposed to heavy shelling by ISIS militants based in Jarablus on the border with Turkey.

“Dozens of mortar shells fired by ISIS terrorists hit civilian’s houses in Kobane and its western countryside on Thursday,” local media activist Sleman Hosho told ARA News.

“The bombardment caused dozens of civilian casualties and mass displacement among the residents towards the eastern countryside of Kobane,” the source reported.

The ISIS-led attack also caused mass destruction in civilians’ houses in the area.

Hosho added that hundreds of families remained in their neighborhoods and villages despite the shelling.

“The horrific memories of ISIS atrocities against the Kurdish civilians in Kobane in the past are still remembered, and people are still afraid of similar scenarios to take place in case ISIS returns to the area. But the majority of Kobane residents insist to not leave their hometown again,” he said.

Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, one of the residents said: “The terrorist group is trying to send a massage to the people of Kobane that the war is not over yet and they will return to the area soon.”

“However, after the liberation of Kobane at the hands of the Kurdish forces, people are determined to stay in their homes despite the mounting risks. We won’t submit our land to those barbarians,” he said.

Over the past few months, dozens of civilians were reportedly killed in ISIS mortar attacks in Kobane.

Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Peshmerga, backed by allied Syrian rebels and the U.S.-led coalition’s air cover, liberated the city of Kobane and large parts of its countryside in January 2015, after nearly four months of battles against ISIS militants. Later on, the radical group tried to infiltrate into the area. Hit-and-run clashes continued between ISIS and the Kurdish forces until the formation of the western-backed alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that has recently pushed ISIS back in the southern and western countryside of Kobane.
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al-Nusra Top Dawg dies in Daraa
[ARA News] DARAA – Top commander of al-Qaeda branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, was found dead after gunmen raided his office in Syria’s southern city of Daraa on Thursday.

Anas Abu Nabbut, aka Abu Abdullah, was killed by gunmen in the Balad district in central Daraa.

Nusra Front confirmed in a statement the death of its commander in Daraa, without providing further details on the incident.

“An anonymous group of gunmen shot Abu Abdullah dead and escaped Daraa after committing their crime,” leadership of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front said on Thursday.

Abu Abdullah, a prominent Jordanian member of al-Qaeda, was known for his opposition to the Islamic State group (ISIS).

He led several battles against ISIS in southern Syria over the past few months.

Pro-Nusra activists accused ISIS of ‘assassinating Abu Abdullah’ in a bid to impede Nusra’s progress in Syria’s southern province of Daraa.

However, none of the armed groups in Syria has claimed responsibility for the killing of Abu Abdullah so far.
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Broken Clock: ISIS frees new batch of Christian hostages in Syria
[ARA News] HASAKAH – The Islamic State group (ISIS) released on Thursday a new batch of Assyrian Christian hostages who have been captured by the group in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah in February.

The Assyrian Network for Human Rights (ANHR) reported the release of 16 Christian hostages after nearly eleven months of being kept by ISIS militants.

The released hostages included eight children, three women and five men. They arrived in Tel Temir town of Hasakah province on Thursday afternoon.

The hostages were released after intensive negotiations between Assyrian figures, including archbishop Afram Ithnael, and ISIS leadership in northeastern Syria. The negotiations were reportedly facilitated by Arab tribal mediators.

This is the fourth batch of Assyrian hostages to be released by ISIS in two months.

“ISIS has so far freed 164 hostages out of 230 Christian civilians who have been taken during the group’s invasion into the Assyrian villages in Tel Temir area of Hasakah province last February,” the Assyrian Network for Human Rights said.

In February, militants of the Islamic State stormed a number of Christian villages in the area. Subsequent to fierce clashes with Kurdish forces and allied Assyrian fighters, the radical group took some 230 civilians as hostages before its withdrawal.

ISIS has earlier released several batches of Christian hostages after negotiations with Assyrian figures, supported by Arab tribal mediators in Hasakah province.
Posted by: badanov || 01/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Did the bad guys get tired of feeding them, or were they ransomed?
Posted by: Bobby || 01/15/2016 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I'd bet on ransoms, Bobby. ISIS makes an awful lot of money on the sale of captives, whether as slaves or ransoms.

I'd equally bet the men and women were old, while the children were below the age of nine.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2016 10:50 Comments || Top||


Turkmen Recapture Two Syrian Villages In Clash With IS
[NRTTV] Turkmen fighters who have been in a clash with 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) on Thursday (Jan. 14) retook control of two villages in Syria near the Turkish border.

According to local sources, Turkmen groups were engaged in a clash with the IS Lions of Islam after they captured Karaköpru, Karamezere and Haraba villages in the city of Aleppo.

The tensions had not ended between the two groups in the villages of Miridin and Halfeti that were taken by the Turkmen fighters.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, there was another kaboom...
Syrian pro-government troops retook a front-line town in Latakia province from snuffies on Tuesday (Jan. 12), a monitoring group and state media said, in a push by Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
's forces to recover lost territory in the west.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government troops and fighters from Leb's allied Hezbollah movement have entered Salma, located northeast of Latakia - the region's coastal capital - along frontlines between rebels and Assad's forces. Syria's statenews agency SANA said its troops had taken control of Salma and nearby hills.

Pro-government forces were supported by dozens of air strikes, the Observatory said, adding that Russian officers were overseeing the assault.

Assad's forces have been focusing offensives in the western provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Homs in a campaign to recapture territory and cut rebel supply lines.

The army and its allies have gained ground in Aleppo and Latakia provinces, but rebels have managed to advance in other regions including Hama province.

Pro-government forces, including Iranian troops and Hezbollah fighters, are backed by Russian air support in Syria. Russian warplanes have bombed rebels in Latakia province, including in the Jabal Akrad and Jabal Turkman areas.
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Madaya: Second aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town
[BBC] A second aid convoy in a week has arrived at the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, where people have been dying of starvation.

The first six of 40 lorries carrying wheat flour and medical supplies entered Madaya on Thursday evening.

The UN says 40,000 people are living in appalling conditions in Madaya, which is surrounded by government forces.

A smaller aid convoy also reached two towns under siege by rebels in the country's north-west on Thursday.

The situation in Foah and Kefraya in Idlib province, where 20,000 people are trapped, is said to be similarly dire.
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