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Al Qaeda's Emir of Sana'a Banged in Yemen
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Daesh recruiting fighters in Ghazni
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The terrorist group 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....
(IS) which is locally known by its Arabic name "Daesh [Islamic State]" has been recruiting fighters in central Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

According to a report published by the Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday, the group has been busy in its campaign in Ghazni's restive areas including Zana Khan, Giro, Andar and Gilan districts.

Militants wearing black clothes have been seen in these areas urging locals to join them 'Daesh [Islamic State]'. They have also distributed night letters as part of their campaign.

Ghulam Husain Yaqoubi, governor of Zana Khan District has told VOA that Daesh [Islamic State] has shown notable presence in areas under the control of Taliban. According to Yaqoubi, the group wants one person in every two families to join their ranks.

General Aminullah Amarkhil, police chief of Ghazni has also confirmed the report saying that Daesh [Islamic State] is operating in a number of restive districts including Giro.

VOA has been told by local officials that Daesh [Islamic State] turbans enter Khak-e-Afghan and Shah Joy districts of Zabul province from Pakistain and then sneak into Ghazni.

Members of Ghazni's Provincial Council and other residents warn government to launch a military operation against Daesh [Islamic State] and Taliban in their province or it will face the fate of Kundoz province.

Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

7 dead after suicide car bomb explodes near Russian embassy in Kabul
At least seven people have been killed in a suicide car bomb explosion that struck near the Russian embassy in Kabul. A terrorist was apparently targeting a van carrying local journalists, Afghan officials say.

At least 20 more people, including women and children, were injured in the incident, Reuters reported citing Ismail Kawusi, a spokesman of the Ministry of Public Health. Earlier, Afghan Deputy Minister of Interior Muhammad Ayoub Salangi earlier tweeted that four people had been killed and 24 were injured.

The suicide car bomb attack took place on Darul Aman road, according to embassy spokesman Aleksey Kosarev. He said there were no casualties among the embassy staff.

The suicide bomber targeted a vehicle owned by a company that works for Afghan Tolo News – the country’s 24-hour news channel, Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told reporters without revealing any specific information concerning casualties among journalists.

Following the terrorist attack in the immediate neighborhood, Russian embassy in Kabul enhances its security, a statement at the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“Russian diplomatic mission takes measures to enhance security of the embassy and its personnel in cooperation with the Afghan authorities,” said a statement published on its website, confirming that there are no casualties among the embassy employees with the building suffering only minor damage.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Horn
Kenya Police Kill Four Terror Suspects in Tourist Town Shoot-out
[AnNahar] Four terrorism suspects have been rubbed out by police in the Kenyan coastal town of Malindi while two others escaped, police said.

Police said the dead from Wednesday's raid included Suleiman Mohammed Awadh, who features on a "most wanted criminals" list with a $20,000 (18,000 euro) bounty on his head.

The list was issued after an attack on Kenya's Garissa university in April 2015, when Shabaab snuffies killed 148 people.

Police said the suspects threw a hand grenade and fired at officers during the early morning raid in the tourist town, which is especially popular with Italian visitors and is home to wealthy playboy Flavio Briatore's "Lion in the Sun" and "Billionaire" resorts.

"The bandidos murderous Moslems were heavily armed and they engaged our officers in the shoot-out and, in the end, four of them were fatally maimed," said Malindi police chief Matawa Muchangi.

Awadh, a 25-year-old who was local to the area, was identified among the dead.

The police chief added that two other suspects escaped with injuries during the raid on a rented house close to Malindi's airport.

Afterwards, police found weapons and mobile phones in the house as well as a letter said to be a request to al-Qaeda's East Africa affiliate, the Shabaab, requesting funds. Maps of Malindi were also found with the cop shoppe, a supermarket and the popular tourist Marine Park highlighted.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/22/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Gunmen attack beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu
[CNN] A suicide boom-mobileer and gunnies on Thursday attacked a beachside restaurant in the capital of Somalia, a country that's no stranger to such bloody attacks.

Gunfire was also heard at a nearby hotel, according to Col. Abdulkadir Ahmed, a police brass hat.

Ahmed said that a car rammed the gate of the Beach View restaurant and banquet hall overlooking Mogadishu's Lido Beach. Militants then entered the building.

It was not immediately clear how many people were killed and injured in the attack.

Nor was it known for certain who is responsible.

In the past, such attacks have been linked to Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
, an al Qaeda-linked murderous Moslem organization based in the East African nation. The group's aim is to turn Somalia into a fundamentalist Islamic state, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, but it has seemingly gone beyond that goal -- and beyond Somalia -- with a host of horrific attacks, like last year's massacre at Kenya's Garissa University College and a 2013 siege of Nairobi's upscale Westgate Mall.
Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  attacked a beachside restaurant
Perhaps they had some bad fish?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/22/2016 9:19 Comments || Top||

Africa North
UPDATED: 7 Egyptian policemen, 3 civilians killed in explosion during Giza raid on militants
We had three other submissions for this story (thanks, guys!), but this is the last update and from an Egyptian news source.
[AlAhram] The interior ministry said officers, who were seeking to apprehend 'Moslem Brüderbund terrorists', attempted to diffuse a bomb but were unsuccessful

Ten people, including seven coppers and three civilians, were killed in an kaboom Thursday evening as security forces attempted to raid a suspected hard boy hideout in Giza, prosecutor Ahmed El-Tamawy told Aswat Masriya.

Earlier in the everning the Ministry of Interior had said that the coppers and other victims were killed or injured as officers attempted to diffuse a time-bomb during the raid on an apartment in Marioutiya where suspected Islamist forces of Evil were believed to be staying.

The kaboom left 13 injured, two of whom are at death's door.

A civilian who lived in the building was killed in the kaboom, and two charred bodies were found inside the apartment, according to the ministry's statement.

It is yet unclear whether any of the those reportedly hiding in the apartment were maimed, killed or captured.

The killed coppers include Lieutenant Mahmoud Abu El-Maged of the Central Security Forces and low-ranking policeman Sherif Ibrahim.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Amin, the head of investigations department at Haram cop shoppe, was among those reported injured.

In recent months, Egyptian security forces have carried out several raids on apartments where suspected or runaway Islamists forces of Evil were reportedly either hiding or preparing for "terrorist operations." These raids have often ended with suspects killed by police, who say they were met with gunfire upon arrival at the hideouts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/22/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

Militants attack near Libya’s Ras Lanuf oil terminal
Reuters, BenghaziThursday, 21 January 2016
Suspected ISIS militants attacked oil installations close to Libya’s Ras Lanuf terminal on Thursday, an engineer at the port and an energy official allied with the country’s eastern government said, and the group threatened more attacks.

The officials said at least two storage tanks from the Harouge Oil Operations company had been set on fire near Ras Lanuf, where militants also launched attacks earlier this month.

ISIS fighter Abu Abdelrahman al-Liby said in a video posted on the group’s official Telegram channel: “Today Es Sider port and Ras Lanuf and tomorrow the port of Brega and after the ports of Tobruk, Es Serir, Jallo, and al-Kufra.”

The energy official, Mohamed al-Manfi, said a pipeline leading from the Amal oil field to the Es Sider terminal had been targeted. There were clashes between militants and Petroleum Facilities Guards, but Manfi and a guard’s source later said these had stopped and the militants had retreated.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

New deadly clashes in Tarhouna
Fighting broke out once again
today in the town of Tarhouna, 80 kilometres south east of Tripoli, on this occasion between the pro-Islamist Al-Kani brigade and local families opposed to it. Three people are said to have been killed and the Kani brigade to have blown up a number of homes of their opponents.

The brigade is allied to Ahmed Assadi, one of the local members of the General National Congress and regarded as one of its most hardline Islamists.

Tarhouna, once a Qaddafi stronghold, has seen regular bouts of clashes and killings in the past three years between between local families either supporting the revolution or considered unsympathetic to it.

Last August, following protests in part of the town at the death sentences passed on Saif Al-Islam and Abdullah Senussi and seven other leading members of the former regime, the Kani brigade shelled it when it was blocked from entering and arresting the protestors.

It is said that the main Tarhouna brigade led Islamist Salah Marghani has not been involved in today’s fighting. It is usually based near the ruined Tripoli International Airport.

Marghani and his family were accused of being responsible for the massacre last March of several members of the rival Habshi family.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:

Another Tripoli imam abducted
It has emerged that a young Tripoli imam was abducted as he headed from from Ishaa prayers at his mosque yesterday evening.

Taher Aishi Abu Nawara, the imam and sheikh at Hadba’s Siraj Munir mosque was seized by unknown gunmen. Nawara, 33, is a member of Libya Board of Islamic Experts and also teaches Islamic Studies at Tripoli University. He is known for is moderate views.

At least four imams have been kidnapped and later released in the capital in the last three years. One of them, Sheikh Tarek Abbas was held for five months until December 2014.

The head of the Dar Al-Iftah, Sheikh Sadek Al-Ghariani gave his weekly broadcast on his satellite TV channel Al-Tanasah this evening but made no reference to Nawara’s abduction.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:

Woman dies and soldiers injured in Benghazi fighting
Fighting in Benghazi has intensified in the last 48 hours as the army repelled one assault by IS and then appeared to make ground in Sabri and Suq Al-Hud.

However, the terrorists have fired a series of mortars and shells one of which this evening slammed into a block of flats killing a 49 year old woman teacher. Four soldiers were seriously injured in today’s fighting while the army claimed that it had killed at least three IS fighters who had been attacking a base in the chocolate factory.

Last night five Grad missiles were fired from Leithi and landed near Benina Airport causing minor damage but no injuries.

Reporting on the fighting has been made difficult by recent army restrictions. An army source told this newspaper that there was concern that IS commanders were gaining useful intelligence from TV footage shot immediately behind the lines. There are also unconfirmed reports that the terrorists have been using a hobbyist drone to spy out army positions.

Meanwhile Benghazi continues to suffer from electricity cuts because of last week’s rocket damage to the Benghazi North power station. State power company GECOL has been trying to operate a rolling programme of shutdowns each lasting not more than two or three hours. However this morning part of the city centre was without electricity for six hours.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

Five Egyptian policemen killed in North Sinai attack
[AlAhram] The forces were killed in a firefight with person or persons unknown in Al-Arish

Five Egyptian coppers were killed late on Wednesday when person or persons unknown opened fire on them in Egypt's North Sinai, the interior ministry has said.

The unknown gunnies opened fire on security forces standing post in a southwestern district of the scenic provincial capital of Al-Arish.

Forces exchanged fire with the assailants, resulting in the death of three coppers and two low-ranking personnel, the ministry added in a statement on Thursday.

Three coppers were also maimed in the attack.

Security forces have cordoned off the scene of the attack, combing the area in search of the perpetrators.

ISIS claims attack on Egypt checkpoint that killed 5 police

[Ynet] An Egyptian affiliate 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....
group grabbed credit on Thursday for an attack on a checkpoint in the country's volatile Sinai Peninsula that killed five coppers.

The News Agency that Dare Not be Named could not independently verify the claim, which was issued via a statement circulated by the group's sympathizers on social media, however the design and logo resembled previous IS claims.

The attack took place at midnight on Wednesday in the city of el-Arish and also maimed three coppers, the Interior Ministry said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  When do the Egyptians make common cause with the Juice and squeeze Gaza till the seeds spurt out?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/22/2016 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  When their own survival is also threatened.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/22/2016 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Early in the al Sisi presidency, Egypt volunteered to go into Gaza and clean it out. For understandable reasons the Israelis were not enthusiastic about allowing Egypt's army free passage.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/22/2016 15:57 Comments || Top||

#4  No reason the Egyptians shouldn't mow the lawn occasionally.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/22/2016 16:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Sisi has shown himself to be a weasel stomper; unless there is concern that commanders and/or troops wouldn't stay out of Israel?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/22/2016 17:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Just because he's an enemy of Islamists, doesn't make him a friend of Israel, swksvolFF. Think Nasser who had soviet style camps for bros.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/22/2016 18:17 Comments || Top||

#7  not a friend, but someone who can see where his strategic goals align. There are no friends in geopolitics (See: Obama)
Posted by: Frank G || 01/22/2016 21:19 Comments || Top||

#8  Actually, Sisi was given free and clear access to Sinai by Israel, seeing his true hearted actions. He is doing well with this.
For what it is, I AM happy with Israel.
Posted by: newc || 01/22/2016 23:08 Comments || Top||

Soddys accused of looting in Taiz
The Soddys looted on Tuesday materials of the relief aid on its way to the affected families in Muqbena directorate in Taiz province.

Well-informed local sources said that gunmen also intercepted transport vehicles of the relief aid and looted part of the amount that was on board one of the cars as it was passing through the village of Alukia town in Taiz.

The sources pointed out that, in conjunction with that incident, another armed gang attacked one of the humanitarian aid vehicles and looted part of the load in Muqbena directorate near the village of Al-Afeerah.

The sources indicated that the armed mercenaries in the Al-Ramada area and looted all the 450 wheat bags destined for the Al-Seddiq school for the relief of people in the area of Ajaf.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under:

Yemeni Army Fights off Infiltration Attempts in Jizan
Yemeni army and the Popular Committees fought off attacks by militants loyal to the Soddy forces in Sirwah district in the eastern province of Marib, compounding losses for the attacking units.

Moreover, the national military managed to liberate a number of hills towards the Al-Dimna military site east of Kovel camp.

Battles in Marib province are witnessing a major shift as the army and Committees managed to change the confrontation strategy from defense to attack.

On the border with Saudi Arabia, Yemeni sources reported that an attempt by the Saudi army and forces loyal to the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen to advance towards Alramadh area in Jizan has been defeated.

Saudi Abrams tank and Bradley vehicle have been destroyed by guided missiles in Jizan.

Saudi-led coalition fighter jets committed a massacre in Taiz, killing six students and a woman, and wounding eight others in targeting the Al-Harir area.

Fourteen other civilians, mostly women and children, were also killed when military drones of the Saudi-US aggression bombed Baqim Directorate in Saada province north of Yemen.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:

Al Qaeda's Emir of Sana'a Banged in Yemen
It is the fate of Number Threes to be replaced, because they spend their time actively managing things and being all leadery and stuff. Numbers One and Two are kept safe in splendid isolation, developing the plans that Number Threes put into effect.
Well informed security source said that al-Qaeda Emir was killed by the security guards of army Brigadier Fouad al-Emad.
Imad Ahmad Mohammad Shash was killed along with other militants as they attacked the house of Brigadier Emad, the sources said.
Hopefully among the dead are large numbers of highly skilled, technical Number Fours who hadn't time to pass on their skillz.
Shash was the so-called “Al-Qaeda’s Emir of Sanaa”, the sources said, adding that he was involved in several terrorists attacks that rocked the capital in the latest months.
Judging by his picture, he had a few good meals before he went titzup.
Shash is also known with other names: “Nibras al-Sanaani, Shaker, al-Dob (bear) and Sami,” the sources said, citing the confessions of several terrorists arrested by the Yemeni security apparatus.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [642 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Al-Qaeda's Emir of Sanaa Imad Ahmad Mohammad Shash Shash was the so-called “Al-Qaeda’s Emir of Sanaa”,

Such a tautological statement must, logically, be true
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 01/22/2016 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Fouad is an Iranian lackey. Strange how al qaeda seems to act like a Saudia proxy army ....
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/22/2016 6:59 Comments || Top||

#3  The repetition of his name came from al-Manure's habit of letting the picture's title get mangled in with the text. I took it out when I added his official Rantburg portrait.
Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2016 12:59 Comments || Top||

Nearly four dozen Yemenis killed in fresh Saudi airstrikes
[Iran Press TV] Almost four dozen civilians have bit the dust in multiple Saudi aerial attacks against a number of regions across Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military onslaught against its southern neighbor.

On Thursday, Saudi fighter jets launched a series of Arclight airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in the Dhahyan district of Yemen's northwestern province of Sa'ada, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of the capital, Sana'a, leaving 14 members of a family dead. There was a number of children among the dear departed.

The development came only hours after at least 18 medical staffers were killed when Saudi warplanes struck the same region.

Separately, Saudi air raids against an oil facility in the Red Sea port city of Ras Isa claimed the lives of at least 15 people. Medical sources said at least 30 people were also maimed in the Arclight airstrikes.
Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

The Grand Turk
33 Kurd kommies die on southern Turkey
URFA – At least 33 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed on Thursday in renewed clashes with the Turkish army in the Kurdish southeast.

The Turkish army said in a statement that Thursday’s clashes centered in the southeastern provinces of Şırnak and Diyarbakir.

In Şırnak, clashes renewed on Thursday evening between the PKK and Turkish army forces in the vicinity of the war-torn towns of Cizre and Silopi, where 29 Kurdish rebels were killed.

The Turkish authorities claimed that 391 Kurdish fighters have been killed so far in the military operations in Şırnak province.

In Diyarbakir, the Turkish troops clashed with PKK fighters in the town of Sur, where four Kurdish fighters were reported dead.

According to the army statement, 108 PKK fighters have been killed so far in the army campaign in the town of Sur.

On the other hand, Kurdish activists reported the death of dozens of civilians at the hands of the Turkish army troops over the past few weeks.

“The Turkish army avoids mentioning the civilian casualties in its brutal campaign against the Kurdish region,” civil rights activist Ehmed Hokenek told ARA News in Cizre.

“The Turkish bombardment has caused mass displacement among civilians, destruction of infrastructures and death of more than 50 civilians in Cizre alone,” Hokenek said. “The casualties are carefully documented, and our teams are trying to do the same in other Kurdish provinces, with a hope that the international community would ever take action and stop this brutal military campaign against the Kurds.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:

Rocket from Afghanistan kills 3 in Waziristan
PESHAWAR: A rocket fired from Afghanistan hit a shop in a Pakistani tribal region close to the Afghan border on Thursday, killing three people, officials said.

The incident happened in Angoor Adda Bazaar in the South Waziristan tribal district, one of the seven semi-autonomous regions where the Pakistani military has been battling Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants for more than a decade.

“One of the two rockets fired from Afghanistan’s Birmal town hit a bread shop, killing three Afghan nationals who were residents of South Waziristan,” a senior military official said.The second rocket fell in a secluded place.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Who fired the rockets? Who were the targets?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/22/2016 7:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Hills echoed reports, undisputed,
From a holler profoundly secluded:
One rocket, nonviolent,
Had fallen so silent
Not even a Talib had hooted.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/22/2016 18:08 Comments || Top||

IED defused near bus stand in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: An improvised explosive device, weighing three to four kilograms, was defused near the Haji Camp Bus Stand in Peshawar by Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) personnel on Thursday.

BDS personnel told DawnNews that the three to four kilograms of explosive material was used in the making of the bomb which was also fitted with a remote controlled detonator. The bomb was planted along the roadside near the bus stand.

Police also claimed to have arrested a suspicious person from the vicinity.

It is pertinent to mention that the frequency of attacks have increased since the beginning of the year, at a time when the Pakistan Army is conducting the Operation Zarb-i-Azb against militants in the tribal areas, having cleared most of the areas in the region previously under the control of militants, both foreign and local.

National Action Plan (NAP) was also implemented following the tragic attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, which led to a sharp decrease in terrorist attacks across the country; with the army operations in tribal areas combined with intelligence-based operations in urban areas which had a noticeable impact on the operational capabilities of the militants.

Low-intensity attacks, including suicide bombings have targeted security forces and civilian targets, including the attack on security personnel guarding a polio team in Quetta, IED attack on FC in Balochistan and the Jamrud suicide attack on paramilitary forces in recent days.
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:

LeJ, Al Qaeda militants planning terror attack arrested in Karachi: CTD
[DAWN] Police's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday claimed to have incarcerated
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
11 suspected bad boys, belonging to banned Al-Qaeda in the sub-continent (AQIS) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
(LeJ), after an encounter 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...
"The arrested suspects were planning an attack similar to the one on Karachi airport in Jun 2014, on a vital government building on Shahrah-e-Faisal," claimed CTD official Ali Raza during a presser. But the officer did not specify the government building.

Raza identified three held suspects as Mohammed Irshad alias Zahid and Qari Mohammed Hasan, both commanders of AQIS, and Qari Mohammed Akram of the LeJ.

In June 2014, a bad boy attack on Karachi international airport left 28 people dead, including 10 attackers.

The attack had started when gunnies disguised as police guards stormed the terminal after opening fire with machine guns and a rocket launcher. This attack led to the launching of Operation Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
in North Wazoo to control growing militancy in the country.

"During initial probe, they admitted they were planning a Karachi airport-like attack on an official building located on Shahra-e-Faisal," said the officer, adding that they had also planned attacks on senior coppers.

Police also claimed to have seized a huge quantity of kaboom and sophisticated weapons from their custody.

Recovered weapons included one IED-fitted rickshaw, 10 bottle bombs (IEDs), a rocket launcher, five RPGs,10 hand grenades, six red signal rockets (parachute), 20 detonators, two parcel bombs, surgical masks, first aid equipment, two Kalashnikov, 10 TT pistols and other arms and ammunition in addition to banned literature.
Posted by: Fred || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan


Hafiz Saeed Khan, IS Chief for Khurasan [ancient name for AFPAK + parts of India].

See also VARIOUS NET NEWS ARTICS on the ISIS/ISIL starting to set itself up in INDONESIA + SE ASIA.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/22/2016 23:42 Comments || Top||

2 Yezidis kidnapped in northern Iraq
ERBIL – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) abducted on Thursday two Yezidi men from Shingal (Sinjar) district in northern Iraq, local sources reported.

“ISIS terrorists kidnapped two men in the Sakiniya village in Shingal on Thursday evening. The abductees are believe to have been taken to the ISIS-held Baaj area near Mosul,” a Yezidi activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The terrorists infiltrated into the village from southern Shingal, apparently in an attempt to take some new Yezidi hostages to spread fear among the desperate Yezidi community,” the source said.

“We are highly concerned about the fate of the abductees. We are afraid that ISIS terrorists would execute them,” the Yezidi activist added.

The Kurdish Peshmerga troops regained control of the Yezidi Shingal region in northern Iraq in November, after fierce battles against ISIS.

In August 2014, ISIS extremists had taken control of Shingal, causing a mass displacement of nearly 400,000 people to Duhok and Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan. Tens of thousands of Yezidis remained trapped in Mount Sinjar, suffering mass killings, kidnappings and rape.

Subsequent to the liberation of the area at the hands of the Kurdish forces, thousands of Yezidi civilians returned home. The return of the displaced Yezidi families followed intensive operations by the Peshmerga to dismantle land-mines and explosive devices left by ISIS militant fighters before their withdrawal from Shingal in November.

However, Yezidi civilians remain concerned about their safety, especially after witnessing several infiltration attempts by ISIS militants into Shingal over the past two months.
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Iraqi militias dismantles 5 VBIEDs in Tikrit
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A source within al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia said on Thursday, that the security forces dismantled five vehicles belonging to ISIS north of Tikrit.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A force from Ali al-Akbar Brigades had managed, this evening, to dismantle 4 vehicles and an armored vehicle belonging to ISIS in the area of al-Fatha (80 km north of Tikrit),” pointing out that, “The dismantlement did not leave any causalities among the elements of the brigades.”

8 ISIS troops die in Salahuddin airstrikes

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Wednesday, a security source in Salahuddin Province announced, that eight elements of the ISIS organization were killed and three bulldozers belonging to the organization had been destructed in an aerial bombardment in western Samerra.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The Army Aviation shelled ISIS headquarters in al-Layn area in western Samerra, killing eight elements of the ISIS organization and destroying three booby-trapped bulldozers belonging to the organization.”

The source added, “The strikes were accurate and destructed its specific targets.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, a source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced, that ten people were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded near markets in Hamamiyat Village in Taji District north of Baghdad, killing three people and wounding seven others.”

The source added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while a raid and search operation was carried out to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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Anbar Antics: 16 die
ISIS prepares to attack Haditha District from two axes

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, Haditha Council in Anbar Province revealed, that the ISIS organization is preparing to attack the district west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad) from two axes, while pointed out that the joint forces reinforced its presence to repel the ISIS attack.

The Head of the Council Khalid Nassif said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The intelligence information revealed that the ISIS organization is preparing to attack Haditha District (170 km west of Ramadi) from the forests area on the north side and the old warehouse area on the west side,” pointing out that, “ISIS mobilized its elements and equipped them with a number of car bombs to attack the earth mounds and defensive barriers of the security forces in the district.”

Nassif added, “The security forces from the army, police and tribal fighters in Haditha District have reinforced their combat and military presence to repel any possible attack by ISIS elements.”

Noteworthy, most of Anbar Province was controlled by ISIS elements, while the security forces began wide cleansing operations and managed to retake the city of Ramadi after a fierce battle, in addition to another areas in Fallujah and killed dozens of ISIS gangs.

3 ISIS elements stabbed to death in Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, a source in Anbar Operations Command announced, that three elements of the so-called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were stabbed to death in the center of Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, unidentified gunmen attacked a gathering of ISIS elements with knives in Jolan neighborhood in the center of Fallujah, killing three elements and seizing their weapons,” pointing out that, “The attackers are probably belonging to the tribal fighters.”

The source, on condition of anonymity, added, “ISIS threatened to behead the attackers who killed its elements in Fallujah and began a search operation on a number of civilian houses in Jolan neighborhood, while abused children and adults verbally and physically.”

13 ISIS Bad Guys die in eastern Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of the federal police, Raed Shaker Jawdat, announced on Thursday killing 13 ISIS elements during a raid operation that was carried out in eastern Ramadi.

Jawdat said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the federal police had managed to attack a number of ISIS shelters in the area of Husaibyah (7 km east of Ramadi), resulting in the death of 13 elements of the organization.”

“A force from the Third Brigade destroyed four mortar detachments and tubular launchers, while killed a number of elements of the ISIS organization in the area of Husaibyah,” he also added.

Security forces destruct ISIS tunnel east of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar province said on Thursday, that the security forces had managed to destruct an ISIS tunnel that links between al-Madiq and Husaiybah east of Ramadi.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “The security forces were able to find a tunnel for ISIS that extends from the area of al-Madiq to the area of al-Husaiybah east of Ramadi,” noting that, “The force found explosive materials and devices in the tunnel, in addition to dead bodies belonging to the ISIS elements.”

“The security forces destructed the tunnel,” the source added.
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41 suspects detained in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Wednesday, a source in Kirkuk police announced, that a security force has arrested forty one suspects in southern Kirkuk.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A police force under the command of the Police Chief Colonel Khattab Omar has carried out a security operation in al-Sayada area in southern Kirkuk, arresting 41 suspects in the province.”

The source added, “The operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information,” pointing out that, “The suspects were transferred to a detention center in order to be interrogated.”
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Mayhem in Mosul: 39 die
25 ISIS elements die in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Thursday, Kurdistan Democratic Party announced, that 25 elements of the so-called ISIS were either killed or wounded in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation on ISIS headquarters in the center of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad).

The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Spokesman in Mosul Saeed Mamouzini said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, international coalition aviation carried out a number of air strikes on ISIS gatherings and strongholds in Algeria neighborhood in the center of Mosul, killing 25 elements of the organization and completely destructing their strongholds.”

Mamouzini added, “The ISIS transferred the bodies of the dead elements to the forensic medicine department in the city of Mosul.”

Kurd artillery hammers ISIS troops: 9 die

(Iraqinews.com) Nineveh – On Thursday, Kurdistan Democratic Party announced, that nine elements of the so-called ISIS were killed in an artillery shelling carried out by the Peshmerga forces north of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), while indicated to the destruction of two vehicles belonging to ISIS in the shelling.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Spokesman in Mosul Saeed Mamousini said in a statement followed by Iraqinews.com, “This morning, Peshmerga forces have carried out an artillery shelling on ISIS headquarters in the village of Baskhara in Bashiqa axes (17 km north of Mosul), killing nine elements of the ISIS organization and destructing two vehicles belonging to them.”

Noteworthy, ISIS controlled the city of Mosul in Nineveh Province (405 km north of Baghdad) in the tenth of June 2014, while extended its terrorist activities to other areas of Iraq and committed many violations against humanity.

5 ISIS leaders killed in coalition strike in central Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province said on Thursday, that five ISIS leaders had been killed in an aerial bombing by the international coalition in central Mosul.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, warplanes of the international coalition bombed a group of ISIS leaders on Huriya Bridge in central Mosul, resulting in the death of five leaders of the organization, including two elements of foreign nationalities.”

The source also added, “The strikes caused damages to the center of the bridge.”
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Al-Nusra leader assassinated in Idlib
[Rudaw] A local leader of the Syrian wing of al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
, was rubbed out in broad daylight in the town of Ariha on Wednesday.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor the "emir" of the northwestern Idlib province town of Ariha, a man named Iyad al-Adl, was rubbed out along with another member of the group he was driving in his car through town.

This is just the latest such instance of liquidations targeting these group's along with their allied Islamists, Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
. Since last December 20 other commanders and leaders of Islamist groups have been killed in Idlib, Homs and Deraa provinces.

Many suspect it is the work of ISIS who, while they espouse a similar ideology, seek to eliminate these groups since they operate outside ISIS's command.

Idlib Province has been occupied by a coalition of Islamists, including Nusra and al-Sham, called the Jaish al-Fatah since last May.
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#1  I wouldn't rule out the Russians.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/22/2016 6:46 Comments || Top||

Red on red: Negotiations for Release of Hizbullah Members from Nusra Front Captivity
Happy news of the day:
[AnNahar] Negotiations are underway between Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front on the release of three Hizbullah members taken captive in Syria's Reef Aleppo around two months ago, al-Akhbar daily reported on Thursday.

The newspaper said that the Nusra leadership has tasked Abou Malek al-Talleh, the so-called emir of al-Nusra in Qalamun, with carrying out the negotiations.

The talks are focusing on the release of the Hizbullah fighters in return for the party to set free several al-Nusra gunnies taken captive by the party or tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by the Lebanese authorities, it said.

The terrorist group is also trying to pressure Hizbullah to ask the Syrian army to withdraw from a village or two towns that are under its control in the Qalamun region, said the report.

A Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
i mediator is holding talks with the two sides to speed up the negotiations process, it added.
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#1  Red on red

Correction: Apparently when it's bad guys, the correct term is blue on blue. My thanks for the tactful private information.

This will add an interesting dimension to those colourful political maps during the election.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/22/2016 10:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Black on Yelo
Posted by: Shipman || 01/22/2016 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  #AllColorsMatter
Posted by: SteveS || 01/22/2016 11:47 Comments || Top||

#4  No surise here ...


As POTUS OBama is an Anti-US US OWG Globalist POTUS out to PCorrectly-Deniably covertly see that OWG Co-Superpowers Russia, China, + Iran expand thier Spere(s) of Influence vee the US in the name of US-Led Anti-US OWG-NWO, IT THUS BEHOOVES AL-NUSRA + ALIGNED MAKE GOOD WID RISING IRAN AS OPPORTUNITY ARISES.


Hey, its OWG-NWO Global Secular Marxist-Commie logic - WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG!?

Besides everything.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/22/2016 23:51 Comments || Top||

ISIS troops advance in Aleppo
ALEPPO – Clashes broke out on Thursday between Syrian rebels of the Levant Front and militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the northern countryside of Aleppo, military sources reported.

Subsequent to fierce clashes, ISIS militants reportedly captured the town of Qereh Kubri on the border with Turkey, forcing rebel fighters of the Levant Front to evacuate their headquarters there.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, Mahmoud Nimr, spokesman for the Levant Front, said that ISIS militants attacked their headquarters in Qereh Kubri with a number of mortar shells, killing and wounding several rebels.

“Then clashes broke out between our fighters and ISIS terrorists in the vicinity of Qereh Kubri. We were eventually obliged to evacuate the town in order to avoid more losses,” the Levant Front’s spokesman said.

“ISIS has apparently received large reinforcements from its headquarters in Manbij. The terrorists were highly prepared for today’s clashes,” he said.

In the meantime, the radical group launched a mortar attack on the rebel-held town of Marea north of Aleppo, causing casualties among civilians.

“At least seven civilians were killed and 11 others were wounded in the ISIS shelling on Marea on Thursday,” local civil rights activist Ahmed Ghannam told ARA News.

“The shelling caused the destruction of several residential buildings and infrastructures in Marea,” the source reported.

This comes after ISIS militants lost several strategic areas in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo to the western-backed alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Posted by: badanov || 01/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Terror Networks
Muhammad Bawazir refuses to leave GITMO, stays for long course
[The Mail] A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who protested his indefinite confinement with a lengthy hunger strike has taken the unusual step of turning down a chance to finally leave the U.S. base in Cuba, rejecting an offer to be resettled in an unfamiliar new country.

Muhammad Bawazir, a 35-year-old from Yemen, refused to board a plane as two other prisoners were being flown out for resettlement in the Balkans, his lawyer, John Chandler, said Thursday.

Since returning to his homeland was not an option, he insisted on being sent to a country where he has family. Chandler said he spent months trying to persuade Bawazir to accept the resettlement in another country he declined to name.

But the prisoner, who was 21 when captured in Afghanistan, apparently decided at the last minute he couldn't do it. 'It's a country I'd go to in a heartbeat,' the Atlanta-based attorney said. 'I can't help you with the logic of his position. It's just a very emotional reaction from a man who has been locked up for 14 years. '
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#1  I've seen people on HGTV pay good money for a shack in the Carrib.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/22/2016 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  LOL - wouldn't it be great if Oblahblah empties Gitmo as promised, except for this asshole , who wouldn't leave :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 01/22/2016 8:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Umm, being a prisoner is not a decision made by the convict.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/22/2016 8:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Following his hunger strike, perhaps he became too accustomed to the 'enhanced rations' programme; special blueberry pancakes, eggs benedict, or G&T sundowners.

Who knew? Or would want anyone to know ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/22/2016 8:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Lock him up for another 14 and ask again...
Posted by: Steve White || 01/22/2016 9:02 Comments || Top||

#6  ...except for this asshole , who wouldn't leave :-)

Funny how Obama loves pushing people around, except for his fellow Muslims.
Posted by: Raj || 01/22/2016 9:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Send him to the White House. Since Obama thinks he is no threat, he should be welcome there.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/22/2016 9:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Transfer him to Spandau.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/22/2016 11:13 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Pappy || 01/22/2016 12:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Tell him that he goes WTFWSH - or - we take him 10 km offshore, throw him overboard, and he can swim to wherever the f%#k he prefers.
Posted by: Lone Ranger || 01/22/2016 12:25 Comments || Top||

US leads 16 strikes against Islamic State
It's winter, visibility is bad. Even the Russians have slowed up for that reason.
What happened to 'all weather bombers?'
They're prolly safe, all nice and toasty warm in Stavropol...
[Ynet] The US-led coalition on Wednesday staged 16 strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting the 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....
bad boy group, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said.

In a statement released on Thursday, the coalition said 15 strikes in Iraq centered on seven cities and destroyed 14 of the bad boys' fighting positions in Sinjar. The strikes also hit multiple tactical units and destroyed several weapons caches, the coalition said.

One strike in Dayr Ar Zawr, Syria, hit four of the bad boys' cranes, according to the statement.
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