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Drone strike kills IS-Khorasan commander, five others in Nangarhar
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Afghanistan
Unidentified gunmen attack female police officers in Herat
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Unidentified gunnies attacked two female coppers in the capital of western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province on Sunday.

Abdul Rawouf Ahmadi, spokesperson for the police headquarters of Herat said the two policewomen were on their way home in the 3rd sector of the city when unknown gunnies riding on a cycle of violence opened fire on them.

According to Ahmadi, the policewomen sustained injuries in the attack and transported to Herat Regional Hospital for treatment.

The gunnies who had silencers on their pistols fled the area following the attack but security agencies are looking for them.

In the past, Taliban have grabbed credit for most of the attacks on security forces in Herat but the group has not yet commented about today's attack.

Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Drone strike kills IS-Khorasan commander, five others in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A commander of 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), locally known as Daesh [Islamic State], has been killed along with five his lover companions in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan, Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday.

A statement released by the ministry states that the air strike was conducted on a position of the group in Achin District yesterday.

"A coalition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) targeted gunnies of Daesh [Islamic State] in Nargusi village of Achin District yesterday. As a result, Maiwand, a commander of Daesh [Islamic State] and five of his men were killed," states the blurb.

UAVs are being used by NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
to assist Afghanistan in counter-terrorism operations.

They have been reportedly targeting gunnies without any distinction. But Pakistain still asks US to target Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much less bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
, leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) that Islamabad claims is hiding inside Afghanistan

Sources have told Pakistain's The News that Washington has been conveyed through its Islamabad mission that it must play its role in targeting the TTP terrorists. Pakistain claims the group plans attacks for Pakistain from inside Afghanistan but Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
says it does not allow its soil be used against any one.
Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [490 views] Top|| File under: ISIL-K


Africa North
Three security personnel killed in Egypt's Delta governorate of Sharqiya
[AlAhram] The attack comes hours before the anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, Monday

Three security personnel were killed and two civilians injured earlier Sunday when unknown assailants attacked a checkpoint located in the Lower Egypt Delta governorate of Sharqiya, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Police investigations revealed that the assailants, riding two cycle of violences, attacked a security checkpoint located in Sharqiya's town of Fakous, leaving three low ranking coppers killed and two passersby injured, Al-Ahram reported.

The incident comes hours before the fifth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution and amid tight security measures nationwide imposed by the interior ministry and armed forces.

Several calls for protests to mark the revolution have been made on social media. It remains unclear whether such calls will materialise into demonstrations, which are illegal without prior police permission.

The Egyptian military deployed Friday to assist police in securing state institutions and vital facilities, according to an official statement released by the Egyptian army.

The official army front man said in a statement Friday that the military had been dispatched to aid the interior ministry's security apparatus in protecting citizens and securing vital facilities, including main roads in Greater Cairo and other parts of the country, adding that air force and border guards are to secure the country's borders, to stop the "infiltration of criminals and outlaws through borders."
An Nahar adds:
The identities of the attackers, who expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, were not immediately known but police enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three suspects in the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:


Egypt’s police say ‘terrorist’ killed in home raid-turned-shootout
It seems President al Sisi's government is determined to get every single one of those troublesome Muslim Brothers as fast as can be done.
[AlAhram] Security forces raided the house, on the capital's western outskirts, after a tip that it was used as a storage space for improvised bombs

Egypt's police forces killed on Sunday a "terrorist" in the town of Kerdasa in Giza, after they engaged in a shootout when they were attempting to storm his house, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Security forces raided the house, on the capital's western outskirts, after a tip
Mahmoud the Weasel feathers his Swiss accounts...
that it was used as a storage space for improvised bombs, which the police found upon entering the house.

The prosecution has moved to the house to further investigate the matter.

In 2013, Kerdasa was the scene of fierce festivities between security forces and Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi who dominated the district before police raided it to re-impose state control.

In recent months, Egyptian security forces have carried out dozens of raids on apartments where suspected or runaway Islamists forces of Evil were reportedly either hiding
Does Egypt have banana groves?
or preparing for "terrorist operations."

These raids have often ended with suspects being killed by police, who say they were met with gunfire upon arrival at the hideouts.
Oh -- it's a crossfire!
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  These raids have often ended with suspects being killed by police, who say they were met with gunfire upon arrival at the hideouts.

Must be hard to gather additional intelligence; you know, dead men tell no tales. You couldn't nab someone when they stepped out for a cigarette?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/25/2016 15:31 Comments || Top||


Is a sniper at work in Sirte against IS leaders?
Silent souls make 7.62mm holes. One can only hope.
Wouldn't it be lovely if it were the CIA or an obscure Special Forces team?
Today it was being reported that a lone sniper in Sirte, who had operated in Tripoli to deadly effect in the last days of the Qaddafi regime, has today killed the third member of IS in ten days.

According to unconfirmed social media reports, an IS commander, Abdullah Hamad Al-Ansari, who comes from Obari,
"Y'ain't from around hyere, air yew?"
was killed by a sharpshooter on Saturday as he left a city centre mosque. Ansari was rushed the hospital where he died.

There are reports of subsequent intensive IS searches for the sniper in nearby buildings, but it is being said that the triggerman was not to be found. It is being claimed that Ansari was his third victim in the last ten days, though no details of his other two victims are clear.

The sniper, whoever he is, has already acquired an unlikely reputation on social media. He is being fingered as the unidentified individual who in 2011 wreaked havoc in Tripoli among Qaddafists in the closing days of the regime.

Sniping is a very specialised art. Besides the ability to stalk and home in on a selected target, with all the essential preliminary intelligence that that requires, a sniper also needs both initial concealment and a feasible evacuation plan once the shot has been taken. If it is indeed the case that there is a sniper operating in Sirte, then it somewhat undermines the IS claims that they have total control of Qaddifi’s old home town. The killer appears to have been able to disappear into a safe location.

One military analyst told the Libya Herald: ” There are all sorts of sniper weapons out there. The Americans tend to go for heavy, stable killing platforms whereas the Russian Dragunova is the exact opposite. You could shin up a tree, take your shot and be back down again with no great effort”.
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [458 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  1) ...as he left a city centre mosque.

Well, that makes sense - target rich environment and all that.

2) Question for Rantburgers - my apologies for my ignorance, but can a sniper work without a spotter, even if he has the target worked out in advance? Canuckistan sniper, can you comment on this (see below)?

3) As the military analyst notes in the last paragraph, what differences are there between U.S. / Russian (and other) sniper outfits and techniques? If revealing stuff's not kosher, I'm fine with that.

I used to ride road bikes with this guy I called Sarge; he's supposedly a former Marine sniper for eight years, but I never checked it out (I never had a reason to doubt him). Given the timeline, it had to be Iraq where he served. We never talked about what he did, because I know not to ask about that sort of thing. Both of us did like to draft trucks, though!
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2016 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Reading from Russian military forums during the Donetsk Civil War in 2014-2015, a lot of Russians think that spending all that money and all those many weeks of intense training for one man to make a shot between 600 and 1,200 meters is a waste of resources. They said they can train a six man mortar team in one day and hit their target from three miles away.

No finessing it for the Russians.
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 0:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Pre-planned and already staged, I will just leave this here.
Posted by: newc || 01/25/2016 1:57 Comments || Top||

#4  So it goes,
Posted by: DepotGuy || 01/25/2016 2:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Only one sniper?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/25/2016 8:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Stick a sniper rifle on a heli drone and with the right tech in the optics you could get a pretty decent shot
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/25/2016 11:54 Comments || Top||

#7  A match grade Model 70 with a zoom sight and shooting hot 370 or 308 rounds in the hands of a Montana Antelope hunter is about as effective as some snipers...
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 01/25/2016 21:19 Comments || Top||

#8  #1 Raj: Answer to your main query is "Yes . . . . but". Someone working for any organized body will have a spotter because that's what organizations desire. Someone working on their own maybe not so much.

Consider the following points.

If working on unfamiliar ground a spotter will be a great asset. If working on REALLY familiar ground a spotter can become a burden in a hurry depending upon target, terrain, proposed egress route, etc.

If I'm looking for you where you live, I want a spotter with me. If you're looking for me where I live, and I realize it, I want to be solo.

Most important: forget Hollywood and TV land.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 01/25/2016 22:02 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Gunmen Kill Police Colonel, 4 others in Yemen's Aden
[AnNahar] Unidentified gunnies have killed a police officer and four others in Yemen's Aden in a wave of attacks targeting security forces in the violence-plagued port city.

Assailants on Sunday opened fire on a police vehicle carrying Colonel Taha al-Sobeihi in Aden's Mansura district, killing him along with a bodyguard and a female bystander, a security official said.

Al-Qaeda and the rival 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 both have a presence in the city, where jihadists occupy government buildings and are seen patrolling several districts and intimidating civilians.

They have claimed a string of attacks and liquidations in recent months.

Late Saturday, unidentified gunnies killed a soldier in Mansura, a security official said.

The man was a recruit in a new force that is loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and trained by the Saudi-led coalition, which in March launched a military campaign against rebels who had overrun large swathes of the country.

Hadi last year named Aden as his government's temporary capital after Iran-backed rebels stormed the capital Sanaa in September 2014.

Jihadists in the city have distributed pamphlets in mosques, warning men against enrolling in the new force against Huthi holy warriors, claiming it would "bring back tyranny", residents said.

Another man was rubbed out Saturday when gunnies attempted to kidnap him along with his father in Aden's Crater district, a security official said. The two belonged to the Shiite Bohra minority.

Four members of that community have been kidnapped by "extremists" in the past days in Aden, three of whom have already been released, the official said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, the spittle had reached unprecedented levels...
suspected Al-Qaeda Death Eaters blew up a vacant cop shoppe in Huta, the main city in restive Lahj
... a Yemeni governate located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the stomping grounds on the southern secessionist al-Harak movement
province, which is controlled by loyalists.

Hadi returned to Aden after loyalists backed by coalition forces pushed the rebels and their allies out of the city and four other southern provinces in the summer.
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Yemeni forces kill 8 Saudi troops in retaliatory attacks
[Iran Press TV] Yemen's Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
Ansarullah fighters and allied army units have killed at least eight Saudi soldiers in retaliation for the Arab kingdom's deadly aggression against their country.

According to Yemeni media reports, at least three soldiers were killed by sniper fire near Yemen's Midi region on the border with Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
's Jizan Province on Sunday.

Five other Saudi forces were killed at the hands of Yemeni forces in a similar fashion in Jizan's al-Tawal region.

Fighters from the popular committees, backed by Ansarullah fighters, alongside Yemeni army soldiers are carrying out attacks against Saudi military positions in retaliation for Riyadh's deadly aggression against their country.
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The Grand Turk
Turkey arrests 23 alleged Islamic State jihadis with 21 kids at Syria border
ANKARA – Turkish forces have detained 23 suspected Islamic State jihadis along with 21 children who were trying to illegally cross over from Syria, the army said Sunday.

The suspects, whose nationalities were not disclosed, were captured on Saturday as they tried enter the Elbeyli district of Turkey’s southern Kilis province.

“Twenty-three people suspected of being Daesh (Islamic State) terror group members, together with 21 children, were caught,” said the army in a statement, without giving any other details.

Turkey has over the last year been told by its Western allies to urgently step up efforts to stop the flow of jihadis across its borders to and from Syria.
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  D *** NG IT, HOW ARE THE ADULT JIHADIS GOING TO SEND THE KIDDIES TO GERMANY OR SCANDINAVIA FOR SUMMER CAMP IFF TURKEY ARRESTS THEM???

As below ...

* ZERO HEDGE > GANGS OF "ALL-MALE", [circa 200] MOROCCAN MIGRANT CHILDREN "TAKE OVER" STOCKHOLM TRAIN STATION; STEAL; GROPE AND ABUSE WOMEN [+ assault Security Guards].

As young as 9 yos.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/25/2016 22:59 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
17 terror suspects die in North Waziristan air strikes
MIRANSHAH: At least 17 suspected terrorists were killed in fresh air strikes carried out by the Pakistan Air Force in the tribal areas on Sunday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, the jets targeted the terrorist hideouts in the Data Khel and Shawal areas near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, killing 17 suspected terrorists.

Earlier on January 8, several local and foreign militants were killed in air strikes in the border region of North Waziristan, officials said.

Civil officers in the political administration said that 38 militants were killed in the strikes that targeted terrorist hideouts in Meezar and Sherani areas on the Afghanistan border.
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Chimney smoke is a dead giveaway.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/25/2016 15:33 Comments || Top||


'Seminary teacher injured in IED blast, not JuD leader'
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: Rubbishing circulating intelligence reports, Senior Superintendent Police Operations Abbas Majeed Marwat on Sunday denied that Qari Salahuddin, who was apparently targeted by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) earlier today, is a leader of the Kashmire-based Jamatud Dawa.

Salahuddin is an Afghan national who teaches at a local seminary, the SSP said, echoing DSP Khalid's earlier claim of the same.

Earlier in the day, an IED had detonated near Salahuddin's vehicle, injuring him and his driver-cum-guard, Abdul Shakoor, and a passerby, Deputy Superintendent Police Khalid said.

The remote-controlled bomb contained three kilograms of kaboom, Bomb Disposal Squad officials said.

Television footage showed a badly damaged car at the site of the kaboom, which was cordoned off as an investigation was initiated into the attack.

Intelligence sources had claimed the IED targeted Qari Salahuddin -- actually Syed Salahuddin -- a freedom fighter and leader of Kashmire-based Jamatud Dawa.

Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Turkmen to join Kurdish Peshmerga forces in fight against ISIS
[ARA News] ERBIL – Peshmerga army of the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq is preparing an extended military campaign against militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces, supported by the US.-led coalition’s air campaign, are expected to storm ISIS major headquarters in northern Iraq.

For the first time, an Iraqi Turkmen militia announced its readiness to join the Peshmerga in the war on ISIS in Kirkuk province.

Najat Hussein, member of Kirkuk Provincial Council, said on Sunday that the Turkmen Popular Mobilization Forces intend to join the Peshmerga-led operations against ISIS south of the province.

“The Turkmen Popular Mobilization Forces, who have been trained and well equipped by the western coalition, are now prepared to back the Peshmerga in the fight against Daesh,” Hussein said, using another acronym for ISIS.

Peshmerga forces have recently regained large areas in northern Iraq from the fist of the radical group of Islamic State, including the Yezidi region of Shingal (Sinjar).

Speaking to ARA News, a spokesman for the Peshmerga Ministry in Iraqi Kurdistan said: “Any anti-ISIS effort is welcome, whether by the western powers or the local groups.”

“The Peshmerga has recaptured several towns and villages southwest of Kirkuk. The whole province will be cleansed of the terrorists in the coming phase,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

KURDS FORTIFY OIL-RICH CITY

Over the past two weeks, Kurdish army of the Peshmerga has been working on a project to fortify the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq in a bid to protect the oil-rich city against the threat of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS), officials said.

The Peshmerga forces started early in January digging a trench along the southern suburb of Kirkuk, which has been exposed to ISIS offensive over the past few months.

Kamal Kerkuki, member of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, said in a statement that the trench being worked on by the Peshmerga forces is aimed at maintaining the security in the city of Kirkuk against any aggression by ISIS terrorists.

Speaking to ARA News in Kirkuk, Peshmerga official Qassim Khourshid said: “ISIS terrorists have repeatedly tried to infiltrate into Kirkuk to hit headquarters of the Peshmerga and take over the city’s oil fields.”

“The trench will serve as a fortification against any offensive by the terror group,” he said.

Khourshid added that the trench project may continue to include most of the borders of the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq in order to protect the region’s people and resources against ISIS threat.

“This fortification is not aimed at separating the region from Iraq completely. Its main objective is to protect the Kurdistan Region which has sheltered thousands of Iraqis who escaped ISIS,” he said. “The Peshmerga proved its effective role in the war on this terror group, and the protection of civilians and the public properties have always been a top priority for our army.”

Kirkuk oil fields produce up to 500,000 barrels per day, according to official reports. ISIS has tried earlier to storm the city from the southern suburb, but the Peshmerga forces repelled the attacks in cooperation with the U.S.-led coalition’s air force.
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


2 ISIS fighters die in Makhoul Mountains
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Sunday, Leader in al-Hashd al-Shaabi Jabbar al-Maamouri revealed, that a joint force managed to kill two fighters of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who tried to sneak into Makhoul Mountains north of Salahuddin Province.

Mamouri said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A force from al-Hashd al-Shaabi and the Police killed two ISIS fighters who tried to sneak into Makhoul Mountains from the western area to attack the security forces.”

Mamouri added, “Makhoul Mountains became a graveyard for ISIS due to the heavy human losses that were inflicted on the organization.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS executes its suicide bombers’ recruiter in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Sunday, a local source in Kirkuk revealed, that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has executed its prominent leader who was responsible for recruiting suicide bombers on charges of treason in southwestern Kirkuk.
Oh dear.
The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS executed its prominent leader who was responsible for recruiting suicide bombers, as well as Arab and foreign militants on charges of treason in the center of Hawija (55 km southwestern Kirkuk),” pointing out that, “The ISIS had arrested the prominent recruiter in Nineveh Province.”

The source added, “The ISIS leader was a former Major General in the Iraqi army.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
Posted by: chris || 01/25/2016 11:49 Comments || Top||

#2  How did they execute him? Strapped a boom-vest on him and remote detonated it?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/25/2016 15:35 Comments || Top||

#3  No, here's how you do it! Die, Dummy! Akbar time!
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 01/25/2016 19:55 Comments || Top||


ISIS suicide bomber Top Dawg dies in airstrike
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Sunday, Defense Ministry media officials announced, that the Commander of suicide bombers’ battalion was killed in an aerial bombardment in Samarra Island, along with twenty members of the ISIS.

The Defense Ministry media officials said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The Army Aviation, based on accurate intelligence information, shelled a hideout of ISIS leaders gathering, killing the so-called the Commander of ‘Dabeq suicide bombers’ battalion’ in Samarra Island.”

The statement added, “The bombardment also resulted in the killing of 20 ISIS members.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


18 ISIS elements killed in airstrikes in Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Kurdistan Democratic Party announced on Saturday, that 18 fighters of the so-called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation backed by the Peshmerga forces in the center of Mosul city in Nineveh Province (405 km north of Baghdad).

The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Spokesman in Mosul Saeed Mamouzini said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, international coalition aviation carried out air strikes on ISIS headquarters in the neighborhoods of al-Quds, Kokgli and al-Karama in the center of Mosul, killing ten ISIS fighters.”

Mamousini added, “A force from the Peshmerga forces bombed a gathering of ISIS fighters in Bashiqa area (17 km north of Mosul) with artillery, killing eight fighters of the ISIS.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics: 28 die
11 ISIS fighters killed, 4 defense sites destroyed east of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Sunday, Federal Police Chief Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Gawdat announced, that 11 fighters of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been killed, while four defense sites were destructed east of Ramadi.

Gawdat said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a federal police force attacked four defense sites belonging to the ISIS in Husaiba area (7 km east of Ramadi).”

Gawdat added, “The police force was able to kill 11 fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and wounded 6 others, while destroyed their defense sites in Husaiba area.”

17 ISIS fighters killed, wounded west of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Iraqi Federal Police announced on Sunday, that 17 ISIS fighters were either killed or wounded in a security operation west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The Federal Police Chief Raed Shakir Jawdat said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the police’s 18th brigade stationed south west of Ramadi was able to repel an attack carried out by ISIS, while managed to destruct a booby-trapped vehicle belonging to the organization.”

Jawdat added, “A force from the Federal Police was able to launch pre-emptive attacks in Husaiba area west of Anbar on ISIS site, killing 11 ISIS members and injuring six others, as well as destroying four defense sites for ISIS.”

Noteworthy the majority of Anbar’s cities were controlled by ISIS until the security forces begun wide cleansing operations and managed to retake large parts of Ramadi after fierce combats.

Anbar police arrests 190 suspects of links with lSIS in Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Sunday, Anbar police Chief Major General Hadi Rezeig announced the arrest of 190 suspects of links with the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), while pointed out that Anbar police has the evidences that prove the involvement of the suspects.

Rezeig said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces managed to liberate the city of Ramadi and were able to arrest 190 suspects who helped ISIS in targeting the security forces and civilians in Ramadi.”

The police Chief added, “An investigation committee belonging to Anbar police are currently interrogating these criminals based on proofs and evidences.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
7 civilians killed, wounded in explosion in southern Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A police source announced on Sunday, that seven civilians including women were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device in a popular market in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, an improvised explosive device emplaced inside al-Yusufiya popular market in al-Yusufiya District in southern Baghdad exploded, killing one civilian and wounding six others including three women.”

The source on condition of anonymity added, “A security force cordoned off the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while started an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.”

10 people killed, wounded in bomb blast west of Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Sunday, a source in the Ministry of Interior announced, that ten people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast west of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, a bomb exploded near shops in Abu Ghraib District west of Baghdad, killing two people and injuring eight others.”

The source, on condition of anonymity, 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 imposed a security cordon around the incident area.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
PA intel officer among 3 nabbed in shooting of IDF soldier
[IsraeliTimes] Two residents of town near Tulkarem carried out attack, while Paleostinian Authority employee helped hide the gun, Shin Bet says

Israeli forces captured a group of Paleostinians, including a member of the Paleostinian Authority intelligence service, whom they suspect in the shooting of an IDF soldier near Tulkarem last week, officials announced on Sunday.

The soldier was shot and lightly maimed when his unit came under fire during an early-morning raid in Danaba, near the West Bank city of Tulkarem. He was evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment, while the rest of the troops returned fire and began searching the area for suspects, but were unable to find them immediately, the army said at the time.

The Shin Bet security service and the Israel Defense Forces then launched a joint operation to hunt down the shooters, which ended on Friday with the capture and arrest of three Danaba residents. The security forces also found and confiscated the weapon allegedly used in the attack, the Shin Bet said.

Ammar Anbass, a 27-year-old who had previously served time in an Israeli prison,
...so he won't have any trouble adjusting to coming "home"...
Couldn't handle life on the outside, could he...
and Samer el-Haq, 30, were believed to have carried out the attack against the IDF soldiers.

Alaa Barqawi, a member of the Paleostinian intelligence service, assisted Anbass and el-Haq after the fact, hiding the gun they used, the Shin Bet alleged.

"During the investigation, the operatives confessed to plotting and carrying out the shooting and surrendered the weapons used for the attack," the IDF said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear if Anbass and Barqawi were associated with any larger terror organizations or if they acted independently.
No doubt it will be discovered in time.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  It was not immediately clear if Anbass and Barqawi were associated with any larger terror organizations or if they acted independently.

I'm sure they were receiving funds from US/EU, maybe via UN, in some way or another.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/25/2016 2:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Bulldoze his house.
Posted by: gorb || 01/25/2016 3:34 Comments || Top||

#3  i dunno .... is this an oxymoron? "Paleostinian intelligence"
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 01/25/2016 23:47 Comments || Top||


Israeli jets bomb targets in Gaza after rocket hits south
[IsraelTimes] No injuries or damage reported in retaliatory strikes after rocket hits open area near border with Paleostinian enclave

Israeli warplanes struck the Gazoo Strip early Monday morning in response to a rocket fired at southern Israel on Sunday evening.

The Israeli Air Force struck targets near the cities of Khan Younis and Deir al Balah in the south and center of the Gazoo Strip, Paleostinian sources in the coastal territory said. The IDF said it hit a training facility belonging to Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,'s armed wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades in the central Gazoo Strip in retaliation for the rocket fired at southern Israel.

The IDF said Sunday's was the third rocket fired at Israel since the beginning of 2016.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

One rocket was shot from Gazoo at southern Israel Sunday evening, landing harmlessly in an open field.

No injuries or damage were reported, the IDF said in a statement.

Sirens rang out in the Shaar Hanegev region bordering the Paleostinian enclave just before 9 p.m., sending people running for shelter.

Area residents reported hearing at least one large boom. The rocket landed in an open field outside of settled areas, according to initial reports.

The army said it was investigating the incident.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Though sporadic rocket attacks are often claimed by small Salafi groups, Israel holds Hamas responsible for all strikes and generally responds with a pro-forma strike on Hamas facilities in the Strip.

The attack came less than a day after a rocket was shot from Gazoo but failed to make it into Israeli territory.

Tensions with Gazoo have escalated since an Israeli Arclight airstrike on a Paleostinian cell the army said was on its way to plant an bomb along the border fence.

One man was killed in the strike and three more were maimed, according to Hamas, which vowed Dire Revenge and claimed the attack came not from an aircraft but from an Israel Navy ship.

In early January, Israel Air Force fighter jets conducted several air raids on Hamas targets in the northern Gazoo Strip after at least two rockets fired from the Paleostinian enclave landed in open areas near the southern city of Sderot

Recently the Israeli Army has been deploying artillery batteries along the border with Gazoo amid fears of an increase in violence on the frontier.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


IDF arrests Palestinian lawmaker, former official
[IsraelTimes] Parliamentarian Hatem Qafisha and former minister Issa Al-Jabari among six men taken in for questioning overnight Saturday

IDF soldiers overnight Saturday tossed in the slammer
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
two prominent Paleostinians along with four others suspected of terror activities in the West Bank.

Hatem Qafisha, a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, member of the Paleostinian Legislative Council, and Issa Al-Jabari, former Paleostinian minister of local government, were arrested in Hebron.

They have both been detained many times in the past by security forces. The two men were transferred to the Shin Bet security service for questioning.

Four other Paleostinians were arrested by the Israel Defense Forces in raids across the West Bank on suspicion of involvement in so-called "popular terrorism." Two were suspected members of the Hamas terror group, and two others were detained on suspicion of rock-throwing attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  They have both been detained many times in the past by security forces.

Round up the usual suspects?
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2016 0:31 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Malaysia Arrests 7 ISIL Suspects
[ALMANAR.LB] Malaysian police said on Sunday they had locked away
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
seven turbans belonging to the so-called 'Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group who were plotting violence, one of whom was in contact with an hard boy blamed for the deadly Jakarta attack.

Thirty rounds of ammunition was also seized along with books and videos about jihad and an ISIL flag during a series of raids around the country since Friday, national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement.

The statement did not mention the confiscation of any weapons or explosives but said the group was planning attacks around Malaysia.

One of those arrested had been in communication with Indonesian hard boy Bahrun Naim, the statement said.

Naim is believed to be the founding member of a Southeast Asian offshoot of the ISIL group.

Indonesian police say Naim orchestrated - from ISIL-held territory in Syria - the gun and bomb assault in Jakarta on January 14 that killed eight people including the four attackers.

Two days after the Jakarta attack, Malaysian police said they arrested a man who was planning a suicide kaboom in Malaysia in the ISIL's name.

Security forces have been put on high alert in Malaysia in the wake of the Jakarta attack, which has been claimed by the ISIL group.

But concern has risen in the multi-faith nation, with authorities saying scores of Malaysians had gone to join the ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


5 injured in NPA ambush
[InterAksyon] Suspected New People's Army militants attacked a police vehicle Sunday morning, triggering a firefight that left three policemen and two civilians wounded. All the casualties were aboard a police vehicle in Zamboanga del Norteo when the ambush occurred.

Chief Inspector Rogelio Alabata said, "The police personnel onboard Patrol Car (Mahindra) were going back to their station from mobile patrol duty. Along the way, two civilians hopped in to report for work at the municipal hall. Upon reaching Sitio Paringan they met a burst of gunfire. Our policemen were able to secure the safety of two civilians and even wounded they fought back against the rebels."

Under fire, the policemen sent a radio message to their station, which contacted the nearest Army camp for reinforcement. Before reinforcements arrived, the militants withdrew.
Posted by: ryuge || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Thai ranger injured in Narathiwat
[Bangkok Post] A Thai ranger on patrol was shot and injured in Narathiwat province on Sunday afternoon.

At about 1:30 p.m., when a team of rangers were taking a break to eat under a large tree near a railway track in Rueso district. While patrol member Jirapong Phumirat was walking into the bushes, he was shot by militants hiding nearby. The sound of gunfire prompted other rangers to open fire. An exchange occurred for about two minutes before the militants fled.
Posted by: ryuge || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria Regime Advances in Northwest ahead of Fragile Peace Talks
[AnNahar] Pro-government forces overran the last major rebel-held town in Syria's coastal Latakia province Sunday, as the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
prepares to host talks on ending the country's nearly five-year war.

State television said the army, working with pro-regime militia, took control of Rabia after heavy fighting with rebels.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Where do you expect to find moderate groups after more than five years of civil war, extreme violence and spreading brutalization?

Certainly not in the Syrian government. Using WMD on civilians qualifies as "terrorism" to me.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/25/2016 15:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Rudaw has video of the rebels defending against the Syrian army here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2016 22:38 Comments || Top||


Islamists attack western-backed Syrian rebels in Hasakah
[ARA News] HASAKAH – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) launched on Sunday several attacks on headquarters of the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northeastern province of Hasakah, military sources reported.

ISIS militants bombed a security center for the SDF near the town of al-Hawl in Hasakah province on the border with Iraq.

At least two SDF fighters were killed and five others were wounded.

“ISIS terrorists attacked our security center south of al-Hawl town that has been liberated by the Kurdish-Arab alliance three months ago. The terrorists used car bombs and mortar shells in the attack,” said Dijwar al-Kurdi, a Kurdish member of the SDF.

Al-Kurdi told ARA News that ISIS launched the attack from the direction of Shaddadi city –main ISIS bastion in Hasakah province.

Also on Sunday, the jihadi group targeted headquarters of the Kurdish forces of the YPG –leading member of the SDF– near Mount Abdulaziz (Kazwan) in Hasakah countryside.

“Subsequent to a suicide attack by an ISIS terrorist, clashes broke out between our (YPG) forces and ISIS militants, who were trying to infiltrate in the YPG-held villages in the vicinity of Mount Abdulaziz,” a spokesman for the YPG told ARA News in Hasakah. “Heavy machine guns were used in Sunday’s clashes.

The spokesman added that four ISIS militants were killed in the clashes, while one Kurdish fighter lost his life and two others were injured.

The targeted locations have been recently liberated by the Kurdish troops and allied rebels, supported by the U.S.-led coalition’s air cover.
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS claims terror attack on Kurdish city north Syria
[ARA News] QAMISHLI – At least three people were killed and a number of others wounded in a bomb attack claimed by the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s northeastern Kurdish city of Qamishli, local sources reported on Friday.

The attack took place on Friday evening in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Wista in central Qamishli.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack that was carried out with a motorcycle bomb.

“The blast hit the Bab al-Hara restaurant in the Miami Street of Wista neighborhood, killing three civilians and wounding nine others,” a member of the Kurdish security force of Asayish told ARA News in Qamishli. “Some of the wounded suffer serious injuries.”

This comes just one month after ISIS jihadis carried out deadly attacks in Qamishli, killing and wounding dozens of people.

On December 30, three separate bombs hit Qamishli city, causing the death of at least 16 civilians and the injury of more than 45 others.

Speaking to ARA News in Qamishli, Asayish officer Eytan Ferhad commented on the incident saying: “We won’t allow ISIS terrorists to destabilize our city. We will do everything we can to maintain the civil peace and security in Qamishli and other areas in this region.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army Troops Regain Areas in Al-Sheikh Miskeen in Daraa
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army troops have controlled new areas in al-Sheikh Miskeen city in the northern countryside of Daraa after killing a number of terrorists, a military source announced.

Army units operating in al-Sheikh Miskeen city established control over streets, establishments and buildings in the northern, southern and eastern parts of the city and advanced further after destroying a number of barricades and fortifications for the turbans and the fleeing of tens of them outside the city.

Army units advanced further after destroying a number of barricades and fortifications with all turbans inside them, while dozens others fled away outside the city.

Engineering units combed the areas after establishing control over them and dismantled bombs and mines which were planted earlier by the terrorist organizations.

Earlier, the army units destroyed 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 and other Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist organizations' positions and vehicles, some equipped with machineguns and loaded with weapons and ammunition in Daraa al-Balad and al-Mahata in the city of Daraa.

An army unit killed and injured all members of an armed terrorist group after targeting their gathering in Atman Town, 4km north of Daraa city.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media websites the killing of a number of their members, among them Mohammad Musaab al-Hamadi of the so-called Liwa Shuhada Houran and Ibrahim Taha al-Hariri.

The terrorist organizations acknowledged the killing of 5 of their members and the injury of others in an ambush at Ghabagheb-al-Jameaat road in the northern countryside of Daraa, asserting that terrorist nicknamed Abu Ali and Yusef al-Atrash, Mohammad Abbas and Hussein Matroud were among the dead, SANA news agency reported.
Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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