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Africa Horn
Dutch-Somali man masterminded Mogadishu beach bombing
A Somali man with a Dutch passport
I'm guessing he's more 'Somali' than he is 'Dutch'...
is the mastermind behind the terrorist attack at a popular beach in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday. The man, Ismail Muse Ahmed Guled was arrested at the Mogadishu airport, according to freelance war reporter Harald Doornbos, Omroep Brabant reports. At least 19 people were killed in about 7 hours of attacks.

Guled is also believed to have been involved in an attack on the Central Hotel in the same city last year, as well as in an attack in Dijbouti in 2014 in which six Dutch soldiers were injured.

Thursday’s attack involved a total of eight attackers. Six were shot, one committed suicide and one was arrested. That is believed to be Guled. The attack was claimed by terrorist group al-Shabaab. It started with a car bomb at a restaurant around sunset, followed by a second explosion and then hours of random gunfire.

AD reports that Guled arrived in the Netherlands in 1992. He lived in Den Helder and Tilburg. He married a Somali-Dutch girl and joined Al-Qaeda. According to Doornbos, his wife blew herself up in Somali last year.
So who recruited who?
Posted by: Steve White || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  He married a Somali-Dutch girl and joined Al-Qaeda. According to Doornbos, his wife blew herself up in Somali last year.

So he was overcome by grief and joined the Isalmofacists?

/sarc
Posted by: Pappy || 01/24/2016 13:08 Comments || Top||

#2  The notion that the issuer of your passport is the determinant of who / what you are is something only a lover of bureaucracies could embrace.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2016 16:21 Comments || Top||


Kenyan Air-force carry out more attacks in Somalia, 3 killed
At least three armed unarmed civilians were killed in an airstrike by Kenyan air force in Gedo region, the latest in string of aerial bombing on Al shabaab bases in southern Somalia.

Kenyan military jets struck El Gadud, a rural area near El Adde, where at least 100 KDF soldiers were killed in car bomb and gun attack on AMISOM base in the area by Al shabaab last week.

Kenyan military launched series of air-raids in southern Somalia in a revenge for the recent Al shabaab attack on KDF base in El Adde town.

Over the last few days, Hundreds of residents fled their houses due to the ongoing Kenyan airstrikes on Al shabaab strongholds in Gedo region which lies near Somalia border with Kenya.
Fred! Need to check the sympathy meter again! It's stuck on 'zero'!
Posted by: Steve White || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
US and others planning anti ISIS military strikes in Libya
from NYTimes
‐ Worried about a growing threat from the Islamic State in Libya, the United States and its allies are increasing reconnaissance flights and intelligence collecting there and preparing for possible airstrikes and commando raids, senior American policy makers, commanders and intelligence officials said this week.
Posted by: lord garth || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Seems extreme for a JV team.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/24/2016 11:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Must be the falling poll numbers.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/24/2016 13:09 Comments || Top||

#3  When do we get Billary's spun-from-whole-cloth story about how she manned a sniper rifle to keep Al Baghdadi safe at an airport somewhere?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2016 16:24 Comments || Top||

#4  As per TOPIX NEWS ARTICS, the ISIS/ISIL is pore planning to destabilize + overthrow the Govts in Morocco + Tunisia.

Prob safe to say ditto for any + all non-Islamist, pro-Western or Non-ALigned Govts. in North, Central Africa???

IFF CORRECT, IT WOULD BE A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO NOT ONLY CONTROL OF THE SUEZ CANAL TRADE, BUT ALSO TO US AFRICOM + US "DIADEM/DIAMOND" STRATEGY FOR AFRICA, ESPEC AS PER STABILITY OF OWG AFRICAN UNION + RELATED.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/24/2016 22:49 Comments || Top||


Air force attacks IS in Ben Jawad
Benghazi -- The Libyan Air Force said that it today carried out air strikes against IS vehicles in Ben Jawad, the town seized by the terrorists last week and used as a jumping-off point for the devastating attacks on Sidra and Ras Lanuf.

Air Force spokesman Nasser Al-Hassi said that the raids by Mig-21s, he did not state how many, had caused the terrorists heavy losses in both lives and materiel.

The targets, he said, included vehicles mounting medium and heavy weapons. There is no photographic corroboration of the damage that the fighters inflicted and IS, as is usual, have not commented on their losses.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Uh huh, more like flight hours for Islamic State flyboys.
Posted by: Varmint Shins7884 || 01/24/2016 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Uh huh, more like flight hours for Islamic State flyboys.


Why would ISIS pilots destroy ISIS vehicles, Varmint Shins7884?
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/24/2016 7:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Mig 21z TW, they are easily confuser.
/where is Mucky?
Posted by: Shipman || 01/24/2016 10:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Nasser sez... no photos
Posted by: Unaising Big Foot6013 || 01/24/2016 14:03 Comments || Top||


Arabia
2 Houthi leaders killed in special op
Two leaders of the Houthi militia, namely, Abdullah Hussein Badr al Din Al Houthi and Al Badr Hamid al Din Al Houthi, were killed in a special operation conducted by the Arab Coalition in the Houthi stronghold of Saada this morning, Saudi TV announced this evening.

Coalition sources said its war planes launched a series of strikes on targets of the Houthi-Saleh militias at Al Nahdeen camp in South Yemeni capital of Sanaa.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [475 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthis accused of kidnapping journalists
Yemen's loyalist militia on Friday accused rebels of responsibility for the kidnapping of two Al Jazeera journalists and their driver who went missing in the flashpoint central city of Taez.

Al Jazeera correspondent Hamdi Al Bokari, his colleague Abdulaziz Al Sabri and driver Munir Al Subaie have been missing since Monday night.

The Doha-based news channel has said Bokari, who was covering the conflict between rebels and forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, had apparently been kidnapped.

The Popular Resistance militia charged that Houthi rebels and their allies were behind the kidnapping of the three men.

Their car was found abandoned near the central Hurriya square, an area under the control of loyalists, it said.

The city of Taez is held by loyalists of Yemen's internationally recognised government.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called for the immediate release of Bokari and his companions.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


UN Says Access Difficult to Besieged Yemeni City of Taiz
[ABCNEWS.GO] The United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
humanitarian coordinator for 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...
said Saturday they are seeking ways to ensure unconditional access to Taiz, a city of about 25,000 residents besieged by Iranian catspaws who control the capital and have been fighting an internationally recognized government.
It's under siege. Maybe that's why it's so hard to get in or out.
"Only a few shops are open. Food and other basic goods needed to survive are in short supply. Basic services are scarce, including access to water and fuel," UN humanitarian coordinator Jamie McGoldrick said in Sanaa, the capital, following a visit to Taiz.

"Humanitarian access to three districts within the city has been difficult for many months," while hospitals haven't been spared the violence, said McGoldrick.

Taiz has been besieged for months by Iranian catspaws known as Houthis who have been indiscriminately shelling the war-devastated city and blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid, according to residents and aid groups.
Posted by: Fred || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Send in the Mighty Uruguayans.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/24/2016 13:12 Comments || Top||

#2  I also found this article strange. The purpose of a siege is to deny resources to an enemy. Why would a besieger let resources in? Or is this liberal-land thinking?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/24/2016 13:25 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sure an appropriately worded harshly-worded letter would be sure to lift the siege.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/24/2016 14:18 Comments || Top||


Europe
Sexual Assaults on Students: Hamburg School Under Police Protection
The article is in German. Here's a link to the school's message to the students confirming the reported incidents.
Summary:

The school is a Hamburg's vocational school W4 attended by 2000 mostly female students. The school trains apprentices in fields related to medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.

For some time students have been accosted and sometimes sexually harassed being on their way from the school to a nearby S-Bahn train station.

The perps are described as men of Middle Eastern or North African appearance speaking little to no German.

So far only eight cases are confirmed by the police. However this is likely to be only the tip of the iceberg.

One young woman describes being circled by men who had followed her to the train station. The men pressed her against a wall while other men stood nearby and were laughing.

According to the police "additional similar incidents were reported."

The police will show more presence in the vicinity of the school. Also the police will investigate whether the men come from a central refugee reception center on the same street.
"We must investigate every possibility, however remote!"
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 01/24/2016 10:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Are the police there to make sure the victims and/or their boyfriends don't retaliate (or resist) the rapefugees?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/24/2016 14:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Indeed, CrazyFool, that would seem to be the more likely reason for the police presence. Or at least it would be if Texan fathers & husbands lived in Hamburg.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/24/2016 15:33 Comments || Top||


France's Calais port shuts after migrants jump on ferry
[AlAhram] Northern La Belle France's port of Calais was shut down Saturday after dozens of migrants boarded a moored ferry in a desperate bid to reach Britannia, officials said.

The boarding -- a rare occurrence in the heavily guarded port -- came after some 2,000 people protested nearby over living conditions in a notoriously squalid camp known as "the Jungle".

"A group of 500 people forced their way through police lines and headed to the port, and 150 people were able to get into the fenced-off area. Of these, a group of some 50 managed to board a ferry," the prefecture, representing the French state, official told AFP.

Operations at Calais, La Belle France's main passenger port, were halted, it said. By early Saturday evening, police were still struggling to bring the migrants off the "Spirit of Britannia" ferry, operated by P&O. An AFP news hound said the migrants were blocking the gangway, preventing police from getting onboard.

The company said the ship had just crossed from Dover, on the English side of the Channel, and "a few trucks" were still onboard but there were no passengers when the boarding occurred.

"The proximity of the camp and the unprecedented number of migrants make it impossible to secure the (port) infrastructure, however much the state invests," port director Jean-Marc Puissesseau told AFP, demanding that the camp be moved elsewhere.

Earlier, some 2,000 protesters had gathered to demand "dignified living conditions" for the estimated 4,000 migrants living in the camp, most of them from North Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Among the protesters were people from Britannia, La Belle France, Belgium and Italia.

"We are here in solidarity and to denounce the inaction of the French state, which does not have the will to ensure a better life for the refugees," said Rino, a 22-year-old student from Italia who had come to Calais by bus.

"Refugees welcome", "Calais, Lesbos, Lampedusa, our borders kill", "Open the borders, let them in," read the protesters' banners.

"No Jungle, no Jungle!" cried migrants who joined in the protests.

"Here, we live worse than animals," said Wali from Afghanistan.

Baraa, a Syrian refugee, said he was "happy" to see "all these people here to support us."

"Their presence will make things move,and put pressure on the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
to make things change here in Calais," he added.

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn meanwhile visited Saturday the neighbouring town of Dunkirk, which is home to another camp named the Grande Synthe. Corbyn, a veteran left-wing campaigner before becoming Labour leader, said he wanted to "understand the nature of the refugee crisis that's facing the whole of Europe".

He said that Britannia should do more to address the problem.

"We have got people here who have been here for months, if not longer than that, with no proper education, no access to doctors, no access to dentists, limited access to food -- in very cold, very wet conditions," Corbyn said. "These conditions are a disgrace anywhere. We as human beings have to reach out to fellow human beings."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Frenchies ought to start cracking some skulls, OR promise them safe passage to Britain on a large boat filled with many shipping containers and send that large boat back to Syria. Preferably via the North Pole.
Posted by: Raj || 01/24/2016 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder if any of The Jungle residents even think about returning home, where they were living in dignity, doncha knowa.
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 01/24/2016 2:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Docking in Syria might be little fraught. Libya, maybe?
Posted by: james || 01/24/2016 21:01 Comments || Top||

#4  OTOH see also BHARAT RAKSHAK > BRITISH ANARCHISTS ARRESTED AS MIGRANTS STORM PORT OF CALAIS.

Perhaps the HL should've read, "BRITISH ANARCHISTS [OWG Marxist-Socialists-Globalists?] LEAD MUSLIM WAVE TO INVADE OWN COUNTRY FROM CALAIS PORT [Chunnel]"!

As said times before, WHERE [Secular Marxist] COMMIES GO, ISLAMISTS-JIHADISTS FOLLOW + VICE VERSA.

Amerika-NOT-America is already seeing vestiges or examples of this in steadily increasing domestic frequency.

Every Alternative or Alternatist Sub-Cultural Lifestyle that is practiced, accepted andor tolerated in ME Islamic Societies is laready being pushed by the US DemoLeft + aligned in the name of OWG-NWO + More Socialism in America. NO NEED FOR THE HARD BOYZ TO ATTACK THE US + FORCIBLY OR VIOLENTLY IMPOSE SHARIA LAW = "SHARIA "KULTUR/CULTURE" IN THE US BECAUSE THE SECULAR DEMOLEFT + ALIGNED IS ALREADY LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR US-SPECIFIC GOVT-SOCIETAL ACCEPTANCE OF SHARIA LAW-N-CULTURE [Sharia Rule].

The Secular Socialists did most or all of the workfor the Theo-Socialists, the Secular Marxists-Globalists for the Theo/islamo-Marxists-Globalists.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/24/2016 23:07 Comments || Top||

#5  We need to take up a collection and send the Frenchies some cattle prods. The 75-volt, 40-amp kind.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 01/24/2016 23:46 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish soldier killed in operations against PKK
[AlAhram] A Turkish soldier was killed on Saturday in a clash between the security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the southeastern town of Cizre, the military said.

The soldier was severely maimed and died in hospital, it said, adding that seven PKK members had been "neutralised".
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
6 militants, soldier killed
[DAWN] QUETTA: Six suspected mili­tants and a soldier were killed and four other people injured in a clash in Mashkey area of Awaran district on Friday.

According to officials, personnel of security forces and an intelligence agency laun­ched a joint search operation in the mountainous area of Mashkey after receiving re­ports about presence of murderous Moslems.

A heavy exchange of fire broke out between the two sides in the morning, resulting in the killing of six murderous Moslems. "Heavy weapons were used from both sides till late in the evening," a security official said, adding that a soldier had died and four others injured. The injured coppers and the soldier's body were brought to the Combined Military Hospital here by helicopter.

"The murderous Moslems who were killed in the gunbattle belonged to a banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
and had been operating in the area since long," security officials said, adding that a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including LMGs, SMGs and grenades, had been seized during the operation.
Posted by: Fred || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: TTP


India plane makes emergency landing after bomb hoax
[DAWN] An Indian passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing in the country's western city of Nagpur on Saturday after a hoax bomb threat, GoAir airline said.

The GoAir plane, carrying 150 passengers, was en route from the eastern city of Bhubaneshwar to Mumbai when authorities received an anonymous call that a bomb had been planted aboard.

"Post receiving the bomb threat call, it [the aircraft] was diverted to Nagpur," GoAir said in an email statement.

The passengers were offloaded and airport security searched the aircraft and baggage, the budget airline said.
Posted by: Fred || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:


Militant commander among 5 militants arrested in Hangu
[NATION.PK] HANGU: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) today enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
five alleged holy warriors, including a holy warrior commander, during a search operation in Hangu.

According to CTD sources, a raid was conducted in the city on a tip-off. Militant commander Khadi Gul, who hails from Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
, one controller, Noor Shah, and three other gunnies were arrested.

The CTD also recovered a rocket launcher, kaboom, hand grenades and other weapons from the accused.

It may be added that the government had announced Rs1 million as head money for holy warrior commander Khadi Gul.
Posted by: Fred || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Dozens of ISIS fighters killed in Clashes with Kurds near Mosul
QAMISHLI – Subsequent to fierce clashes with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, at least 20 militant fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed and more than 25 others were wounded near Mosul city in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh, the Peshmerga said in a statement on Saturday.

“Daesh terrorists attacked our (Peshmerga) headquarters in Makhmur district southeast of Mosul, using car bombs and mortar shells,” the Kurdish leadership said in a statement, using another acronym for ISIS.

“But our forces repelled the attack subsequent to fierce clashes,” it added.

“At least 20 terrorists were killed and 28 more wounded in the clashes, before the group withdrew from the area towards its strongholds in Mosul.”

The Kurdish Peshmerga troops were able to repel the ISIS attack with support from the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes.

Backed by the western coalition’s air cover, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi army troops have recently intensified anti-ISIS operations in the vicinity of Mosul, aiming at liberating the city from the fist of the jihadis.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Security forces seize ammunition store in Ain al-Tamur
(IraqiNews.com) Karbala – The Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday, that the security forces had managed to seize an ammunition store in the area of Khedira in the district of Ain al-Tamur.

The ministry said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Based on accurate intelligence, the detachments of Karbala Intelligence and the Federal Intelligence found an ammunition store in the area of Khedira in the district of Ain al-Tamur,” pointing out that, “The ammunition store contains 4 explosive belts, 15 explosive devices and 17 lighters, detonators, grenades and 30 mobile devices.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Anbar Antics: 1 dead
ISIS executes civilian for evacuating families from Heet

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, a security source in Anbar Province announced, that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed a civilian for evacuating a number of families from Heet District west of Ramadi.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed a civilian by firing squad in public in al-Mohamadi area in Heet District (70 km west of Ramadi).”

The source added, “The civilian was executed for evacuating the families that were besieged by ISIS in Heet District.”

Suicide bombing wounds 7 police elements west of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – On Saturday, a security source in Anbar province said, that 7 elements of the police were wounded in a suicide bombing that targeted them west of Ramadi.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a suicide bomber driving a Hummer vehicle detonated himself against the headquarters of the police in the area of the 70th Kilometer on the international highway west of Ramadi, resulting in the injury of seven elements of the police, in addition to causing material damage to the building.”

“A security force cordoned off the area of the incident and transferred the injured to a medical center for treatment,” the source added.

34 civilians besieged by ISIS evacuated north of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, a security source in Anbar Province announced, that a security force has evacuated 34 civilians including women and children who were besieged by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) north of Ramadi.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A force from Jazeera and Badiya Operations Command backed by the security forces managed to evacuate 34 civilians including women and children who were besieged by ISIS in the Modern Village area north of Ramadi.”

The source added, “The security forces transferred the evacuated civilians to al-Wafaa area (35 km west of Ramadi).”
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Robbers make off with 3 million dinars in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk Province announced on Saturday, that unidentified gunmen stole three million dinars
According to the internet, US $1 equals 1107.10 Iraqi Dinar, so 3 million dinar equals almost $2,710 -- not nearly as impressive, but still a good day's work.
after robbing a store in the center of the province.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, unidentified gunmen stole two million dinars and cell phones’ recharge cards of about one million dinars from a store in the center of the province.”

The source added, “The police opened an investigation into the incident and publicize a description of the robbers.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:


Policeman wounded in an attack east of Baquba
(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – On Saturday, a local source in Diyala Province announced, that a police officer was wounded in an attack on a station point east of Baquba.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, unidentified gunmen shot a police station point in the eastern area of Mandali, wounding one police officer with moderate injuries.”

The source added, “A security force cordoned off the area of incident and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:


Mosul Mayhem: 416 die
That's a lot of dead bad guys. Carry on, ladies and gentlemen.
12 ISIS elements killed in clashes with Jabour tribe south of Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Saturday, Kurdistan Democratic Party in Nineveh Province announced, that 12 elements of the so-called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed in clashes with a tribe that refused to join the organization south of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad).

The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Spokesman in Mosul Saeed Mamousini said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, armed clashes broke out between the ISIS elements and Jabour tribe after refusing to join ISIS on the outskirts of Qayyarah area south of Mosul,” pointing out that, “12 ISIS elements were killed and dozens were wounded during the clashes.”

Mamousini added, “ISIS fighters forced the youth of Qayyarah to join their forces.”

Noteworthy, ISIS took over 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.

400 ISIS fighters killed recently in outskirts of Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Saturday, Kurdistan Democratic Party in Nineveh Province announced, that 400 fighters of the Islamic State in Iraqi and Syria (ISIS) were killed in the outskirts of Mosul during the past few days, while pointed out that Peshmerga forces become stronger and has the ability to liberate any area.”

The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Spokesman in Mosul Saeed Mamouzini said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS terrorist gangs attack the Peshmerga forces in the outskirts of Mosul from time to time, but they are not able to control the land,” noting that, “400 ISIS fighters were killed during the last few days.”

Mamouzini added, “Peshmerga forces have become stronger and more capable to fight ISIS,” pointing out that, “The Peshmerga forces have all the needed weapons and equipment, as well as the ability to liberate any area.”

“ISIS in Mosul suffered a major collapse in its ranks that led its leaders to execute dozens of ISIS members who retreated from the combat axes,” Mamouzini continued.

ISIS executes 3 Afghan leaders tried to escape from Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Saturday, a source in Nineveh Province announced, that the ISIS executed three of its Afghan commanders for trying to escape from the city of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS executed three of its Afghan leaders in Mosul who tried to escape across the Syrian borders.”

The source added on condition of anonymity, “The execution was carried out by firing squad in front of a crowd of citizens in the center of the city of Mosul.”

Iraqi forces are preparing to launch Mosul offensive, says Obeidi

(IraqiNews.com) Erbil – Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi announced, that the security forces are preparing for the battle of Mosul with the participation of various paramilitary forces.

Obeidi was quoted during his visit to Cairo as saying: “The Iraqi defense ministry announced security plans to launch the Mosul liberation operations from ISIS militants,” adding that, “Tens of thousands of volunteer fighters will participate in the battle alongside the government forces.”

He also pointed out, “The Iraqi army and security forces in coordination with the international coalition managed to defeat ISIS in Anbar province and Ramadi city in particular.”
Rudaw adds the Kurdish perspective. You will, of course, draw your own conclusions, dear Reader.
Kurdish and American officials however, are less sure about any such plan.

"I do not think the djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
offensive could happen this year. I don't think the Iraqi armed forces are ready and I don't think the [American-led] coalition is confident in the ability of everyone to get ready in time for an offensive this year," Kurdistan Region's Deputy Prime Minister Qaubad Talabani told Rooters last week.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Body-Counts, Body-Counts
Yesireeee
I bet you thought they were hisstoreee!

Sung to the tune of Baby cat, Baby cat, fat, fat, fat
Posted by: Shipman || 01/24/2016 10:20 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Rocket fired towards Israel falls inside Gaza
Palestinians fired a rocket towards Israel on Saturday night according to reports by Israel radio. The rocket landed inside Gaza in open territory. The color red siren was not sounded.
Is today a bad day for Paleos, or what?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/24/2016 04:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [435 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Didn't Iron Dome protect them?
Posted by: gorb || 01/24/2016 9:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Damn, so that's their secret! Joooooos can hear colors!
Posted by: Shipman || 01/24/2016 10:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Missed it by thaaaat much.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/24/2016 10:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Didn't Iron Dome protect them?
The principle of 'Iron Bricks' applies.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/24/2016 11:17 Comments || Top||

#5  These rockets are fired all the time. Israel usually retaliates immediately if they hit Israeli soil.

Many rockets fall back in Gaza as they are crude, home made from the water system pipes.
Posted by: newc || 01/24/2016 12:00 Comments || Top||

#6  "Hassan, I told you not to use the 'A-class' engines."

Snark of the day.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/24/2016 12:49 Comments || Top||

#7  as they are crude, home made from the water system pipes

And that, folks, is one of the reasons why the Gazoo water system is in shambles.

Sometimes 'overlooked' by the SJW crowd.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/24/2016 13:19 Comments || Top||

#8  The secret is launching them straight up, from Gaza City. Urban air is warmer, and earth's centrifugal force will do the rest.

Srsly!
Posted by: Pappy || 01/24/2016 13:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Shooting an AK-47 straight up doesn't (often) kill the shooter so .... :-)
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/24/2016 13:28 Comments || Top||

#10  The Paleos cannot get high strength alloy mechanical tubing, so they settle for 100 mm sewer pipes.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/24/2016 14:08 Comments || Top||

#11  I got to ask. Why the hell aren't they using cardboard tubing for rockets?
If it is a solid rocket motor it does work (esp with some fiberglass wrapping and it's is lighter with more uniform characteristics.
Posted by: 3dc || 01/24/2016 14:54 Comments || Top||

#12  No idea, 3dc. Tradition, perhaps.

At any rate, Gaza actually got a rocket over the fence this evening, and hit an empty field.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/24/2016 15:17 Comments || Top||

#13  Why the hell aren't they using cardboard tubing for rockets?

"You want us to attack the perfidious Juice with paper rockets? We are Brave Lions of Islam, not infidel bean counters."

And yeah, the A-Class engine thing is funny.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/24/2016 17:42 Comments || Top||

#14  Couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/24/2016 19:39 Comments || Top||

#15  I got to ask. Why the hell aren't they using cardboard tubing for rockets?

Short answer: these guys are semi literate script kiddies of the improvised weapons engineering department. They were given a recipe for rocket design that actually sorta kinda works, and they will follow that recipe no matter what. Innovation is strongly discouraged.

Furthermore- cultural experience with bomb making (the ever popular red wire- blue wire oops thing) gives additional incentive to not tamper with a system that sorta works and does not kill the launch team every 3rd attempt.

Sewer pipe sugar rockets sorta kinda work. They seem to not blow up too often on launch. As for aim and impact point, Inshallah.
Posted by: Nguard || 01/24/2016 20:32 Comments || Top||

#16  A response for the second rocket fired today.
Posted by: newc || 01/24/2016 23:53 Comments || Top||


Jordanian forces kill 12 at Syria border, seize narcotics
[Iran Press TV] Jordanian border guards have killed 12 alleged infiltrators attempting to enter the kingdom from neighboring Syria and injured several more in an armed border battle with 36 people, the army said.

An official with the country's armed forces general command stated on Saturday that the fighting took place when the group, some of them armed, tried to cross into Jordan from Syria, adding that Jordanian forces also confiscated over two million pills of narcotics during the face-off.
ISIS manufactures narcotics. The pills are handed out like candy to their Lions of Islam -- to make them fearless -- but they make enough for a steady export business as well.
The official did not mention any casualties on the side of the Jordanian guards.

According to the kingdom's military website, Jordan regularly intercepts smugglers attempting to cross into the country, noting that following the Saturday incident, several of the infiltrators fled back into Syria.

The armed battle was reportedly the deadliest such incident on Jordan-Syria border in recent memory.

Officials, however, did not elaborate on the exact location of the shooting battle.

This is while Jordan's eastern border remains a key crossing route for Syrian refugees fleeing the foreign-backed conflict in their native country with nearly 17,000 people stranded in the area awaiting admittance.
Posted by: Fred || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Palestinian killed by own bomb in attack on police in East Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] Explosive device apparently detonated when man attempted to use it against Border Police forces in Abu Dis; troops unharmed
How many virgins do you get for killing only yourself?
A Paleostinian terrorist was killed while attempting to attack Israeli Border Police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis on Saturday night, when the bomb he was carrying apparently went kaboom! prematurely.

Initial reports indicated that there were no casualties among the Israeli forces.

Earlier Saturday a Border Police officer rubbed out a Paleostinian teenager who tried to stab him as he guarded the entrance to a West Bank settlement.

Roqaya Abu-Eid, 13, approached the entrance to Anatot, near Jerusalem, brandishing a knife, and attempted to stab the policeman as he went to speak to her. There were no Israeli injuries in the incident.

Israel Police said later that an initial investigation showed the girl, from the nearby village of Anata, had fought with her parents and stormed out the family home with the knife, declaring that she wanted to die.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How many virgins do you get for killing only yourself?

IMO, you become one of the virgins.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/24/2016 4:54 Comments || Top||

#2  you get a jar of Jergens with glass fragments in it
Posted by: Frank G || 01/24/2016 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Ouch.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/24/2016 13:22 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS extremists use Syrian civilians as human shields against Russian strikes
ALEPPO – Amid intensified Russian airstrikes in northern Syria, extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) imposed a siege on the cities of Manbij and Jarablus in an attempt to prevent civilians from leaving their homes.

The radical group on Saturday installed dozens of security checkpoints in the vicinity of the two cities in northern Aleppo province, arresting dozens of civilians who were trying to escape the mounting Russia airstrikes.

“ISIS militants prevent the people of Manbij and Jarablus from leaving their hometowns despite the fierce airstrikes by Russian warplanes,” civil rights activist Issa al-Raei told ARA News in Manbij.

Over 1000 civilians have been killed in Syria under Russian airstrikes since September, according to local documentation centers.

“The ISIS terror group is using those civilians as human shields against the Russian airstrikes,” al-Raei said.

Speaking to ARA News in Jarablus, Syrian journalist Heytham Bakkar said that ISIS militants have imposed a curfew in the city after installing several checkpoints in its suburbs.

“ISIS is aware that the Russian airstrikes mainly hit residential neighborhoods in Jarablus and other areas held by the group in Syria. Obliging people to stay home waiting for their death under those raids literally means using civilians as human shields, which is a war crime,” Bakkar said.

He appealed to the international community to intervene and stop “the bloodshed of innocent people at the hands of Assad regime, Russia and ISIS”.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [381 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Just a guess - the Russians won't be dissuaded by this tactic.
Posted by: Raj || 01/24/2016 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  An extra ration of vodka for the pilots?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/24/2016 5:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Behavior that is not rewarded is extinguished. If Russia ignores human shields and bombs anyway, ISIS will stop using them.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/24/2016 9:15 Comments || Top||

#4  After enough bombs you run out of humans, shields included.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/24/2016 10:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Must have some Paleo advisors.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/24/2016 11:19 Comments || Top||

#6  S'what happens when you think all infidels are alike.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/24/2016 13:24 Comments || Top||


Russia-Syria step-up ISIS bombing in Deir Ezzor, Raqqa
[Rudaw] Intensified air bombing against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) was reported in Deir Ezzor and Raqqa in Syria over the past 24 hours, as Russia announced it had killed 60 gunnies in air strikes.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that warplanes bombed two towns near the contested scenic provincial capital of Deir Ezzor, where a Syrian Army outpost has stood in the way of ISIS taking over that city for well over a year now.

SOHR reported the corpse count from the strikes at 44. In ISIS´ Raqqa stronghold, air strikes reportedly killed 32. It is unclear how many of these were ISIS casualties.

But the state-run Russia Today said that Russian air raids on Deir Ezzor had killed 60 ISIS Lion of Islams.

Since it intervened in Syria four months ago Russia and its long-time Syrian ally have been accused of not targeting ISIS but instead hitting other gangs fighting the Syrian regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...

Dawn highlights the fog of war:
'Russian raids' kill 33 civilians ahead of Syria talks

[DAWN] Suspected Russian raids killed 33 civilians in war-ravaged eastern Syria on Saturday, amid reports US forces are building up an air base to bolster their fight against Lions of Islam further north.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog backed into the corner and showed its teeth. And what big teeth they were!...
senior diplomats scrambled to resolve the key question of who will represent Syria's opposition at crucial talks next week aimed at ending the nearly-five year war.

In eastern Syria, the 33 non-combatants were killed in air strikes suspected to have been carried out by Russian warplanes on a myrmidon-held village.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine children and two women were among the dead in Khasham, which is controlled by 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.

The village is in Syria's oil-rich Deir Ezzor province, where IS has sought to advance in recent days despite a barrage of Russian and Syrian government air strikes.

The week-long IS offensive on the bustling provincial capital has left nearly 500 people dead and sparked fears of mass killings among the 200,000 people still living there.

In Syria, it is under fire by the government and Damascus's long-time ally Russia, as well as a US-led coalition also battling the Lions of Islam in Iraq.

To bolster their fight against the group, US special forces deployed in Syria are building up an airbase in the northeast, sources told AFP on Saturday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 24 strikes against ISIS: US military
[AlAhram] The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) group in Iraq with 20 strikes on Friday, and also hit the myrmidon group with four air strikes in Syria, the US military said on Saturday.

Six of the strikes in Iraq were near Ramadi, hitting three ISIS tactical units and an IS building.

One of the strikes in Syria hit an IS headquarters in Washiyah, the military said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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