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Suicide bomb attack kills 28, wounds dozens in Cameroon
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--Tech & Moderator Notes
Cleanup this am - Keeping the trenches tidy
Hello all

I've removed a few posts that were put this early this am. These are posts that might be interesting but are far enough away from our core mission.

As a reminder, I note this clip from our how-to guide:

We focus on the WoT and matters related to the WoT. That includes general thuggery around the world, such as Zim-bob-we, and the politics surrounding the WoT. The farther away it is from that, the less likely people here want to read it here on Rantburg. We assume y'all read other weblogs for the other news. Rantburg has been getting some posts that are -- frankly -- a distraction from what we want to cover. The more we get away from the WoT, the more we look just like any other blog, and that’s not the point for us. We have an eclectic readership and we want to keep it that way.We do carry a fair bit of politics (‘seedy politicians’) but even there the focus is on how that news relates to the fight against terrorism and the defense of the good.

Very simply: domestic issues in Ho’wood, surface crawlers on Mars, and the general state of Brittany Spears’ rehab shouldn't be posted here. Unless Fred does it in which case it's okay.

As a special reminder, we do NOT accept posts that have origins in WND, ZeroHedge, and (most especially) InfoWars. Anything from them just gets deleted. We don't trust them.

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Afghanistan
ISIS supply depots raided, 7 detained
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s inelegance agency has raided three weapon depots of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS) in Azra District of central Logar province.

A statement released by NDS on Monday states that the depots belonged to Mohammad Ali Amarati who was previously a commander of Taliban group but now part of Daesh.

Different types of weapons including Kalashnikovs, hundreds of rounds of weapons and bombs were recovered from the depots.
Military equipment, propaganda pamphlets, 1070 kilograms of drugs and two vehicles were also confiscated during the raids.

According to the statement, terrorists had intended to carry out coordinated attacks in parts of Logar province but NDS along with army and police foiled their plans.

Seven terrorists were detained in separate raids, the statement adds.

NDS statements usually do not contain exact date of the achievements but they come after recent activities.
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17 ISIS Bad Guys die in Nangarhar airstrikes
17 loyalists of the terrorist group the Islamic State (IS) which also goes by its Arabic name Daesh have been killed in newest drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, Ministry of Defense announced on Monday.

A statement released by the ministry states that the air strikes were carried out on positions of Daesh in Deh Bala and Achin districts on Sunday.

According to the statement, 13 militants of the group were killed in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) strike in Gurguri area of Deh Bala District and four others in Bandar Khwar village of Achin District.

This comes a day after a commander of the group was killed along with five of his men in a similar attack in Achin District. The commander was identified as Maiwand.

UAVs are being used by NATO forces under its Support Resolute mission to assist Afghanistan in counter-terrorism operations.
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Attackers Target Afghan Border Police in Kandahar
Kandahar police department confirmed late Monday that a group of five attackers stormed a security check post of the Afghan border police, killing two security officers.

The attack happened in Spin Boldak district of the province, the heartland of the militants in the south.

Security sources including police in the province have confirmed that the security forces gunned down the attackers in less than 30 minutes.

According to provincial police commander general Abdul Raziq, the armed confrontation left two Afghan security personnel dead and seven others wounded.

No civilians were hurt in the battle.
Equipped with suicide vests and automatic weapons, five attackers stormed the 4th unit of border police in the area. One of the attackers detonated his vest in front of the gate to open the way for others.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack
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Africa North
Blast hits Egypt's Damietta-Port Said gas pipeline
[AlAhram] Authorities say the fire which resulted from the blast has been contained and an investigation into its cause is underway

A blast hit a gas pipeline in the coastal governorate of Damietta in Egypt on Sunday, causing a massive fire but leaving no casualties.
The pipeline connects Damietta, which is around 180km north of Cairo, and the nearby coastal city of Port Said.

The blast left no casualties, Damietta's governor Ismail Abdel-Hamid said.

Witnesses said plumes of smoke could be seen some 15km away from the scene of the kaboom.

Officials said it was not immediately clear if the blast was caused by a technical failure or a terror attack.

Islamist Militants have repeatedly targeted gas pipelines in Sinai dozens of times since Egypt's 2011 revolution, often forcing a halt in gas supplies to Jordan and earlier to Israel.

Provincial security chief Faysal Dewidar said the kaboom had not affected the gas supply to homes in the area.

He added that forensic examinations were underway to identify the cause of the fire.

The kaboom took place late on Sunday night, several hours before the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution.
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Two 'terrorists' killed by Egyptian police in 6 October apartment raid
[AlAhram] Two "members of a terrorist group" were killed in an exchange of fire with police in 6 October city on the outskirts of Cairo on Monday, a security source told MENA.

The security source said that the pair possessed weapons and ammunition inside their apartment.

Police have also recently carried out random searches of apartments in downtown Cairo, according to reports by residents.

Security forces intensified their presence at key facilities on Monday, which marks the fifth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.
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Africa Subsaharan
Suicide bomb attack kills 28, wounds dozens in Cameroon
[Dawn] DOUALA: Suicide bombers targeting a town in northern Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
killed 28 people and maimed 65 on Monday, one of the worst attacks yet in the Central African nation as it struggles to contain an overflow of violence blamed on Nigeria's Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
State-owned radio and local officials said four kabooms struck a busy market and entrances to the town of Bodo, which borders the insurgency's strongholds in northeastern Nigeria.

"The new toll is 28 dead and 65 maimed. Currently the situation is stable. Our security forces are in place," said one official, who asked not to be named.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, northern Cameroon has become the scene of increasingly frequent suicide kabooms as Boko Haram has stepped up cross-border violence that has also spread into Chad and Niger.

Twelve people were killed in an attack on Jan. 13 at a mosque in the town of Kouyape.

Bodo, separated from Nigeria by only a small border river, was previously targeted at the end of December when twojacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bomber
s blew themselves up at the town entrance.

Regional armies mounted an offensive against the holy warriors last year that ousted them from many positions in northern Nigeria.

In the wake of that operation, Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin pledged to set up a 8,700-strong regional force tasked with wiping out Boko Haram. The United States has also sent troops to supply intelligence and other assistance.

The establishment of the force has been plagued by delays, however, and joint operations have yet to begin, leaving it up to national armies to tackle Boko Haram individually.

In the absence of effective coordination, security sources have warned this can often mean that soldiers just drive the hard boyz across each other's borders.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [524 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Rwanda police shoot dead 'ISIS recruiter'
Have we seen anything in Rwanda before?
[AlAhram] An imam accused of seeking to recruit young men to join 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 was rubbed out in the Rwandan capital Saturday night while trying to escape from a police escort, police said in a statement Monday.

Muhammad Mugemangango, deputy imam of the Kimiromko mosque in the capital Kigali, was rubbed out as he sought to escape police custody during an escorted visit to his home, they said.

"He was under investigations for mentoring Rwandan youths into Jihad and recruiting them to join Islamic State in Syria," the police statement said.

Police said Mugemangango were tossed into the calaboose "on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities" but tried to run away after he accompanied police to his home to conduct a search.

On the way back, he jumped off the vehicle and was shot, they said.

Rwanda's Muslim community is tiny -- accounting for just two percent of the population -- and maintains a low profile. There is no history of radicalisation and no known cases of Rwandans joining ISIS.

However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
the police statement said it believed the "formation of terror networks" was underway.

It gave no further details except to add that, "we will do our best to unmask the network and deal with them in accordance with the law."
According to Wikipedia, 4.6% of the Rwandan population is Muslim, equally divided between Hutus and Tutsis, the rest of the population being Catholic. Given the history of both Hutus and Tutsis, engaging in the hard jihad of the sword seems more than a tad suicidal.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Population: Hutu (Bantu) 84%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 15%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%

Religions: Roman Catholic 49.5%, Protestant 39.4% (includes Adventist 12.2% and other Protestant 27.2%), other Christian 4.5%, Muslim 1.8%, animist 0.1%, other 0.6%, none 3.6% (2001), unspecified 0.5% (2002 est.)
Posted by: Pappy || 01/26/2016 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank you for the better figures, Pappy.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/26/2016 22:17 Comments || Top||


One Killed in Boko Haram Attack on Nigeria Village
[AnNahar] Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Islamists killed a civilian and torched his house during a raid on a village in the northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe, a police front man said on Monday.

Traveling in all-terrain vans, they raided Babban Gida village around 01:00 am (GMT) Sunday and fought a gunbattle with soldiers.

The Death Eaters stole two police vehicles but were eventually driven out, Toyin Gbadegesin, Yobe state police front man told AFP.

"The bully boyz ‎initially rubbed out a man and burnt his thatched hut on the outskirts of the village," Gbadegesin said.

"They attacked the cop shoppe where troops engaged them in a fight which forced them to retreat".

Babban Gida, which lies 50 kilometers from the state capital Damaturu, has ‎been repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram myrmidons, whose six-year insurgency has claimed over 17,000 lives and displaced 2.6 million from their homes.

The Nigerian government claims Boko Haram had been "technically" defeated but despite a sustained military offensive the Islamist group still carries out sporadic raids on towns and villages in the northeast.

The military operations have reclaimed swathes of territory seized by the Death Eaters in their quest to establish an Islamic caliphate, pushing Boko Haram out of its Sambisa forest stronghold to remote islets on Lake Chad straddling Nigeria and its three neighbors - Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, Niger and Chad.

Security analysts believe sporadic Boko Haram raids ‎were mainly for food and petrol following disruptions of their supply routes by the military campaign.
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Arabia
Several Soddy soldiers die in border town attack
The Yemeni Army and popular committees launched a wide scale attack on al-Khawba city in KSA's Jizan, controlling all military posts and killing scores of Saudi soldiers.

The Soddy army attempted to send reinforcements to the scene of the confrontation; however, the Yemeni forces exploded bombs, destroying a number of vehicles and claiming most of the soldiers on board.

The Soddy air force also tried to support the ground troops, yet all its raids were fruitless.
Posted by: badanov || 01/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Soddy Strike Assassinates Head of Penal Court in Sanaa
Head of the Penal Department in the Court of Sanaa, Judge Yahya Robeidh, was martyred on Monday along with all his family members, during a strike of Soddy airstrike that targeted his home in Al-Nahdha neighborhood in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, Al-Manar Website correspondent reported.

Al-Manar sources revealed that Judge Robeidh was reviewing the ongoing trial of resigned and fugitive President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi and some of his aides on charges of high treason.
Posted by: badanov || 01/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  that review appears to be cancelled for now
Posted by: Frank G || 01/26/2016 12:13 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Ex-Guantanamo Inmate Accused of Assaulting Uruguayan Wife
[AnNahar] A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay has been issued a restraining order for allegedly assaulting his wife, a local woman who converted to Islam to marry him, media reported Sunday.

Syrian national Abdelhadi Faraj, who spent 12 years at the U.S. military prison before being sent to Uruguay in 2014, is under investigation for physically abusing his wife of seven months, who accuses him of treating her like a Guantanamo inmate, according to newspaper La Republica. The couple testified Sunday before a special domestic violence court, where the judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to jail Faraj but ordered further investigations, said reports. Authorities issued Faraj with a four-month restraining order pending further investigations.

The woman, Fatima Posadas, said Faraj had kept her "locked up" after they married in June.

"I lived through the worst nightmare. I experienced the 'One Thousand and One Nights' with this person. Ugly things. I was the Guantanamo prisoner and he was the free man," she told La Republica.

Faraj, 39, was one of six Guantanamo inmates resettled in Uruguay in December 2014, part of U.S. President Barack Obama
I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something...
's push to close the prison set up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

The men -- four Syrians, a Paleostinian and a Tunisian -- were never charged or tried, and had been cleared for release but could not be sent to their home countries because of unrest there.

Former Uruguayan president Jose Mujica agreed to take them as refugees -- a status Faraj could reportedly lose if convicted.

"If he goes on trial and is convicted, we would have to analyze whether he keeps his refugee status. At this time he hasn't lost it," Christian Mirza, a Uruguayan government liaison with the former prisoners, told La Republica.

The former inmates have had a rocky transition to Uruguay, whose government they accused of breaking its promises to them.
Other than the chance to breathe freely, food and shelter, what were they promised?
In May they camped outside the U.S. embassy in Montevideo for three weeks in protest.

Mediators from the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
refugee agency finally brokered a deal in which the men agreed to end the protest in return for increased living allowances.

Faraj is known for publishing an open letter in newspaper El Pais when he arrived in Uruguay. He said he was already a fan of Uruguay's beloved football team and thanked the country for taking him in.

"If it hadn't been for Uruguay I would still be in that black hole," he wrote, via his lawyers.
How poetic. If they decide to throw him back for abusing one of the nation's daughters, where will he land?
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Europe
Cars blaze in Dresden as PEGIDA demonstrates nearby
[DeutscheWelle] Thousands of PEGIDA demonstrators have once again protested in the eastern German city of Dresden. Local media have reported that 10 cars, thought to belong to PEGIDA supporters, were set alight.

Dresden police reported late on Monday that 10 cars had been set alight during the protest. The vehicles were in a parking lot under the city's Marienbrucke bridge where many PEGIDA supporters usually leave their cars while attending the weekly demonstration.

It was not immediately clear if members of the anti-PEGIDA movement were responsible for fires.

According to student initiative "Durchgezählt," between 250 and 350 people turned out to demonstrate against the xenophobic movement on Monday. Counter-demonstrators attacked some of the PEGIDA members with smoke bombs, but the situation was quickly brought under control by police.

'Fortress of Europe'
Taking to the stage on Theaterplatz, in front of Dresden's Semperoper, PEGIDA frontwoman Tatjana Festerling was met with a sea of banners from 3,000-4,000 PEGIDA supporters, many sharing common slogans such as "Merkel must go!" and "Resistance!"

In light of a conference held by the "Patriots of Europe" in Prague last weekend, Festerling praised the movement's "internationality."

PEGIDA supporters from 14 different countries gathered in the Czech capital on Saturday under the slogan "Fortress of Europe," where they declared their "holy right" as Europeans to defend themselves.

The offices of the district attorney in both Dresden and the nearby city of Leipzig are currently investigating Festerling on suspicion of sedition.

Europe-wide protest in February
Speaking as a guest at Monday's rally, a Danish PEGIDA supporter named Tanja described Europe's unprecedented influx of refugees as a "tsunami of mostly well-fed migrants, full of greed for our countries, our prosperity and our women."

PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann confirmed that the movement's usual weekly protest wouldn't take place next week. Instead, the group plans to hold a Europe-wide demonstration on February 6, with protesters due to meet in a host of European cities including Warsaw, Tallinn, Prague, Bratislava, Amsterdam and Birmingham.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/26/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [407 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Peaceful demonstrations won't work---the Ruling Class is way beyond the bend.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/26/2016 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  One side demonstrates, the other uses firebombs and smoke bombs.

The press will condemn the first and report the second as "mostly peaceful".
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/26/2016 10:05 Comments || Top||

#3  The Euroestblishment just doesn't get it. The EU was set up to end war and stuff (as Arlo Guthry would put it.) It ended up strengthening the traditional powers (France and Germany, Italy to a lesser extent) plus Belgium.

In the face of invasion by alien civilizations groups like PEGIDA and UKIP and and "Fortress Europe" rise naturally. They're no more Nazi organizations than Lions' Club or Rotary international. The thing they actually are is European.

Jan Sobieski was neither a Nazi nor, strictly speaking was he Lithuanian or Polish in 1683. He was European.

I think he would also spit on the current set of Eurodictators.
Posted by: Fred || 01/26/2016 11:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Progressives, liberals or whatever they want to call themselves have redefined the term NAZI. They ignore the original meaning of national socialist and the fact that they are the ones with the socialist tendencies. These days they use the term to denigrate anyone who hasn't drunk their koolaid.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 01/26/2016 12:12 Comments || Top||


Swedish refugee shelter worker said killed by teen asylum seeker
[IsraelTimes] Alexandra Mezher, 22, herself of Lebanese origin, allegedly stabbed to death by 15-year-old refugee as country reels from migrant influx

A Swedish refugee shelter worker, 22, was stabbed to death Monday by a teenage male asylum seeker in the western Swedish coastal town of Molndal, near Gothenburg, authorities said.

According to the Daily Mail, a UK daily, the teenage boy allegedly stabbed Alexandra Mezher Monday at about 8 a.m. local time at a shelter for unaccompanied teenage migrant minors. She succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

The incident marks the latest in a string of high-profile attacks, including sexual assaults, that authorities in Stockholm and elsewhere in the country have ascribed to asylum-seeking young men from Middle Eastern countries.

There was no immediate indication of the suspect's motive. Police would not say his precise age or nationality, but said he had been incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
for murder. Swedish news agency TT said he was 15 years old.

Employees at the shelter reportedly held the boy down until police showed up.

A cousin of Mezher, herself from a Lebanese family, told Swedish media she was "a person who wanted to do good, who wanted to be good. And then he murdered her when she was doing her job. We have cried a lot. She was such a nice person, warm and happy."

In an indication at growing tensions over the unprecedented influx of Muslim-world migrants to the continent, the cousin is quoted as saying "it is the Swedish politicians' fault that she is dead."

Official Swedish government figures show the number of violent incidents at refugee shelters rose from 148 in 2014 to 322 in 2015, while attacks against shelters spiked as well, with at least two-dozen facilities for migrants being targeted for arson attacks in 2015.

Like the rest of Europe, Sweden has been struggling with the continent's biggest migration crisis since World War II. A country of 9.8 million, Sweden took in more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, putting it among the EU states with the highest proportion of refugees per capita.

It has since tightened its asylum rules to curb the migrant flow.

"These kinds of calls are becoming more and more common. We're dealing with more incidents like these since the arrival of so many more refugees from abroad," police front man Thomas Fuxborg said Monday.

Police have asked the government for 4,100 more officers and staff to deal with the migrants and the increased threat of terrorism generally across the continent.

"We are forced to respond to many disturbances in asylum reception centers. In some places, this takes significant police resources. This was not the case six months ago and it means that we won't be able to respond as effectively in other areas," National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson was quoted as saying.
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#1  Here's an image that kind of puts this into perspective.
Posted by: gorb || 01/26/2016 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Any comment from Margot Wallstrom?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/26/2016 2:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Picking up the Paleo knife program?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/26/2016 10:20 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains 10 more ISIS suspects in Ankara
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has detained 10 people suspected of being members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) and recruiting new members for the group.

According to Turkey's Anadolu Agency Turkish counter-terrorism police carried out an operation early on Monday against the suspects who they had under surveillance for some time.

They were rounded up and incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
Found in their possession were unlicensed guns and documents which may indict them.

These arrests come a mere two days after another 23 individuals suspected of being members of the ISIS group, along with 21 children, were also detained when trying to cross from Syria into southeastern Turkey and one day after another two suspected ISIS members, along with two children, tried to cross the Syrian border into the Turkish province of Kilis.

At least four terrorist attacks since last June were believed to be the work of either ISIS or their sympathizers. On June 2015 four members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) were killed in the city of Diyarbakir. Over 30 primarily Kurdish activists in the Turkish-Syrian border-town of Suruc were blown up by a jacket wallah last July and last October over 100 people attending a HDP peace rally in Ankara were blown-up. An attack in the center of Turkey's capital which was the deadliest in the country's history. More recently ten tourists were slayed in a suicide kaboom in Istanbul.

These acts have propelled Turkey to take action. And while it hasn't completely closed off its border with Syria it has certainly been more vigorously clamping down on ISIS.
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India-Pakistan
HuT activist arrested with ‘anti-state material’
[Dawn] An activist of the banned outfit Hizbut Tahrir
...an al-Qaeda recruiting organization banned in most countries. It calls for the reestablishment of the Caliphate...
(HuT) was incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
from the capital on Monday and anti-Pakistain and anti-army literature was recovered from him, police said.

Paperwork was started but nothing else was done against him at the Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Company Police Station on the complaint of Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Mubarak Ali under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) section 11-F for membership, support and meetings related to a proscribed organization.

The arrest was made when the police intercepted a Khyber car in G-9 sector and found two packets of anti-Pakistain literature, including 40 pamphlets and 464 copies of other reading material, in the rear seat of the car.

SHO Inspector Mubarak Ali said that after preliminary interrogation, the accused was presented before a court and was taken to jail on judicial remand.

The arrested man is a software engineer and is employed at a company, the SHO said, adding that he holds two masters degrees from the International Islamic University Islamabad.

During interrogation, it was found that HuT members communicate with each other via the internet and that literature, like that found with the arrested man, was also sent online and printed for distribution.

Security agencies had been asked last December to keep an eye out for possible activities by the banned HuT, a police officer told Dawn.

The officer said that reports had indicated that the banned outfit will be distributing reading material at worship places.

"It was suspected the outfit will do this after Friday prayers or after Isha prayers. Police were deployed at worship places on Friday and were directed to remain on duty there till the last worshiper had left," he added.

He said some buildings and areas, including E-11, I-9, I-10, Super Market and Jinnah Super were routinely patrolled as HuT had been active there in the past.

After a year of being inactive in the city, HuT had spurred into action in August of last year and had pasted and distributed pamphlets in I-8 and F-10 inviting residents to join the outfit for bringing a caliphate in the country, a police official said.

The organization had also sought help from the people to get rid of democracy and enforce Sharia, he added.

HuT is an international organization, formed in 1953 in Jerusalem by a Paleostinian scholar, that aims for all Muslim countries to come together and form an Islamic state or a caliphate that will be ruled with Islamic law.

It was banned in Pakistain in 2004 and the majority of its activists are from the upper class and are well educated professionals.
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Police arrest suspected TTP terrorist
HYDERABAD: The Jamshoro police claimed to have arrested a suspected terrorist of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a raid at an under construction petrol pump on the Super Highway near Nooriabad.

SSP Tariq Wilayat during a press conference in Kotri Town of Jamshoro district on Monday said that the suspected terrorist was identified as Qamar Zaman Mehsud who hails from North Waziristan. He informed that Mehsud was arrested in a raid of Kotri police.

The police recovered 10 kilogrammes of explosive material, a bundle of wire, three hand grenades and an automatic rifle with 50 rounds from the his possession. “He shifted along with his family to a place in Kotri after the military operation began in North Waziristan back in 2014,” SSP claimed adding that Mehsud later shifted Karachi where he allegedly collected extortion and was also involved in killing of the policemen.

According to the SSP, Mehsud recently shifted to Nooriabad where he was hiding in a petrol pump. He claimed that two of his associates had escaped to Tank in the tribal areas while one has been killed in Karachi and another is in the custody of the law enforcement agencies. The SSP told that Mehsud would be booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Dawn adds:
According to the information collected by the police, he said, the suspect served as a TTP commander based in Badar Tiarazah village of South Wazoo until 2014 and moved to Jamshoro along with his family some seven/eight months ago during the military operation, Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
. "His family is currently staying with his brother in Jamshoro," the SSP said. The police officer said that the suspect was working as a watchman at the CNG station from where he was picked up.

The suspect, he said, named Maharban, Jehangir Khan, Abdul Rehman aka Master and Syed Badshah as his associates. "Abdul Rehman and Jehangir Khan were perhaps killed by law enforcers in 2015 while Maharban and Syed Badshah have fled to Tank," the SSP quoted the suspect as telling the police.

"[Qamar] Mehsud, admitting that he is associated with the TTP Shaharyar group, has disclosed to us that Syed Badshah had in the past served as TTP leader Baitullah Mehsud's driver," the SSP said.
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Court issues arrest warrants for 8, including former MPs
ISLAMABAD: District Court Islamabad on Monday issued arrest warrants of eight accused including two former senator Abdul Rasheed and National Assembly member Haroon Rasheed in appointment of Afghan national in NADRA case.

Senior Civil Judge Abdul Ghafoor Kakar on Monday conducted the hearing of the case.

During the course of the hearing, FIA prayed for extension of the physical remand of the FIA Deputy Director Auliddin, which was rejected by the court and sent him in the judicial lock up.

It is worth mentioning that the accused Auliddin had recruited Rohiullah, a Afghan national in NADRA without verification.

Rohiullah has been accused of issuing CNICs to his two real brothers Jaffar and Razzaq Rohiullah had served in NADRA for one year without appointment. As many as eight names including former parliamentarians have been included in FIR, which verified the domicile of Afghan national.
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Iraq
Kurd artillery hammers ISIS troops in Mosul, 7 die
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Kurdistan Democratic Party in Nineveh Province announced on Sunday, that the Peshmerga forces shelled a number of hideouts belonging to ISIS north of Mosul, while indicated to the death of seven ISIS members and the destruction of their vehicles.

The Spokesman of Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul Saeed Mamouzini said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The artillery of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces bombarded two ISIS vehicles in Barimh village in Bashiqa area north of Mosul.”

Mamousini added, “The bombardment resulted in the killing of seven ISIS members, while destroyed two vehicles belonging to them.”
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Bomb dismantled near official's house in Diyala
(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – On Monday, a local source in Diyala Province revealed, that the bomb squad dismantled an improvised explosive device emplaced outside the house of the Vice-Chairman of Mandali Council east of Baquba.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Diyala Police bomb squad managed to dismantle an improvised explosive device emplaced outside the house of the Vice-Chairman of Mandali Council Raed Khalil, without causing any losses.”

The source added, “The security forces have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.”
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10 ISIS troops die in Kirkuk airstrikes
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province stated on Monday, that about ten elements of the ISIS had been killed during an aerial bombardment southwest of the province.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi Army Aviation conducted, this evening, an air raid that targeted a convey of tanks for ISIS heading from al-Riyad District to al-Hawija District (55 km southwest of Kirkuk), resulting in the death of about ten ISIS elements and the complete destruction of the convey.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added: “The tanks were determined to head to Nineveh Province after arriving in Hawija.”
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5 ISIS Bad Guys die in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Monday, a source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced, that 15 members of the so-called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had been either killed or wounded in an armed attack targeted their checkpoint north of Tikrit (170 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, youth of Sharqat District who are also known as ‘Sharqat Falcons’ carried out an armed attack on a checkpoint belonging to ISIS in the district, killing five ISIS members and injuring ten others,” adding that, “The youth of Sharqat District have written (long live Sharqat Falcons) on the walls.”

Noteworthy, joint forces recently managed to free Baiji (40 km north of Tikrit), in addition to the strategic oil refinery.
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ISIS Top Dawg arrested in Babel
(IraqiNews.com) Babel – Babel Operations Command announced on Monday the arrest of two ISIS elements, including the so-called ISIS Mufti in the area of Jurf al-Nasr (formerly known as Jurf al-Sakhr) located in northern Babel.

The commander of Babel Operations, Maj. Gen. Riyad al-Khaikani, said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The Intelligence and Anti-Terrorism Directorate in Babel had detained the so-called Fadel al-Junabi, the ISIS Mufti in Jurf al-Sakhr,” noting that, “Junabi was arrested in Erbil province.”

Khaikani added, “Babel Intelligence also detained the bomber that is responsible for detonating Fadeliyah Bridge in Jurf al-Sakhr before liberating it,” pointing out that, “Babel Operations Command is participating with three brigades in the liberation operations of Anbar.”
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#1  Put him in the general population and I'll bet he ends up being a bottom dog.
Posted by: gorb || 01/26/2016 0:22 Comments || Top||


Anbar Antics: 17 dead
Mass Gave found in Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar province said on Monday, that Anbar Police had found a mass grave in central Ramadi, while pointed out that the grave contains the remains of civilians and security elements.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A force from Anbar police managed to find a mass grave containing the remains of 40 civilians and representatives of the security forces during the cleansing operations in the are of al-Jumaiya in central Ramadi,” noting that, “ISIS executed them after it had controlled Ramadi.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The remains, which belong to civilians and representatives of the security forces, have shown signs of gunshots in different parts of the body.”

9 ISIS fighters killed in military operation west of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, a source in al-Jazeera and al-Badiya Operations Command in Anbar Province announced the death of nine members of the so called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in a security operation west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces carried out a military operation on ISIS headquarters in Horan Valley near Haditha District (170 km west of Ramadi), killing nine ISIS members and destructing three vehicles belonging to them.”

The source, on condition of anonymity, added, “The security operation also destructed a missile launch pad and a fuel depot used by ISIS, as well as their headquarters completely.”

8 ISIS members killed in rocket strike in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, Commander of Anbar operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi announced, that eight fighters of the so-called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have been killed in a rocket strike in Husaiba area east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The Rabid Intervention Brigade’s rockets battalion bombarded two hideouts for ISIS in Husaiba area (7km east of Ramadi), killing eight members of ISIS and inflicting heavy human and material losses on them.”

Mahalawi added, “The security forces continue their liberation operations in east of Ramadi areas including Sijariya, Juwaiba and Husaiba, after the total collapse of ISIS in these areas.”
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Baghdad bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 46 die
Bomb blast kills 2 soldiers, wounds 4

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Monday, that two soldiers had been killed and four others were injured in a bomb blast that took place in southern Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an explosive device that was emplaced in al-Zambraniyah area in the district of al-Rashid in southern Baghdad had gone off while a joint patrol was passing in the area, resulting in the death of two soldiers from the Iraqi army and wounding four others.”

“The elements of the patrol transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment and the two bodies of the dead to the forensic medicine department,” the source added.

2 men arrested for terrorism Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Monday, a police source revealed, that Baghdad police has arrested two men on charges of terrorism in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a police force has carried out a raid operation in al-Azamiya area in northern Baghdad and arrested one man on charges of terrorism.”

The source added, “Another police force carried an operation in al-Taji area in northern Baghdad and arrested another man also on charges of terrorism,” pointing out that, “The two operations were carried out based on judicial orders.”

9 citizens killed, wounded in Baghdad bomb attack

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

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, a bomb exploded in the area of Euphrates neighborhood south-west of Baghdad, killing two people and injuring seven others.”

The source added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while carried out a raid operation to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”

42 Bad Guys die in Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Baghdad Operations Command announced on Monday, that the security forces had managed to kill 42 terrorists and dismantle 73 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the last 24 hours in Baghdad province.

The command said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Security forces belonging to Baghdad Operations continued advancing in the terrorists’ areas, resulting in the death of 42 terrorists and wounding 3 others, in addition to detonating 3 vehicles and dismantling 61 explosive devices in the areas of Albu Shajal, Naimiyah, Karma and Nazim Taqseem in western Baghdad.”

The statement added, “A force from the army’s 22nd brigade was able to dismantle 5 explosive devices in the area of Dawood al-Hasan in northern Baghdad,” pointing out that, “Another force from the army’s 44th brigade was able to seize and dismantle 6 explosive devices, equipment and explosive materials in the area of Saba Qusor in Baghdad, in addition to dismantling an explosive device by the army’s 45 brigade in the area of al-Wehda in southern Baghdad.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian opens fire on Israeli troops in Jenin during raid
[IsraelTimes] None injured; eight suspects jugged
Please don't kill me!
by soldiers overnight


A Paleostinian shot up Israeli troops early Monday morning during an operation in the Jenin refugee camp, the IDF said.

Three Paleostinians were arrested during the IDF operation there, and there were no reports of injuries.


Soldiers recovered a rifle, pipe bombs and other munitions in Jenin, the army said in a statement.

"Overnight, during routine activities to recover concealed weapons in the Jenin refugee camp, a suspect attacked the forces and fired at them," an IDF spokesperson said.

"Following the attack, the forces searched the scene and identified multiple bullet shell casings," she added.

In all, eight Paleostinians were arrested during IDF activities in the West Bank overnight, the statement said.
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Two Israeli women hurt in stabbing inside settlement, two terrorists killed
[IsraelTimes] One victim at death's door; two murderous Moslems attack grocery store in Beit Horon; local man blocks them from store with shopping trolley

Two Israeli women were maimed, one critically, in a stabbing attack at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon on Monday evening.

The pair were attacked by two Paleostinian assailants near the community's grocery store, just off the Route 443 highway between Jerusalem and Modiin, northwest of the capital.

The woman at death's door, who is 23, was re-designated as being at death's door later Monday.

The two murderous Moslems who carried out the attack were shot and killed by a security guard after a short chase, police said.

The two terrorists, clad in black, attempted to enter the grocery store, but were fought off by a local man, Mordechai Shalem, who blocked the entry with a shopping cart. Security footage showed the two, brandishing knives, failing to get into the store, as Shalem wielded the cart to block the entrance.

"I don't know where I got the courage," Shalem told Channel 2 on Monday night. "But there were children in the store, women. Someone called out 'terrorists'"

Added Shalem: "I saw them with their knives raised. I saw the hatred in their eyes. I knew I had to stop them from getting in... They screamed Allahu Akbar. I screamed back at them, get out of here, you dogs."

During a sweep of the surrounding area, coppers found three "suspicious objects," which they feared could be pipe bombs, a police spokesperson said. A sapper was called to the scene to determine if the objects were indeed improvised bombs, and disarm them if need be, the official said. Officials said later that the devices were improvised bombs, pointing to a well-planned attack.

The two attackers apparently slipped into the settlement by jumping over a fence, police said later.

The market, located near the entrance of the settlement and just a few feet from a guard booth, is bounded by two fences, one well guarded barrier alongside a patrol road and a second mostly untended fence next to a wadi.

The two murderous Moslems were named as Ibrahim Al'an, 23, from the West Bank Paleostinian village of Beit Ur al-Tahta, and Hassin Abu Gush, 17, from the Qalandiya refugee camp near Jerusalem.

The settlement, home to some 300 families, is situated alongside Route 443, a major highway leading to Jerusalem, and has been mostly immune to other violence that has rocked parts of the West Bank in the last five months. A Border Police base is located next to the entrance of the settlement.

The terror attack is the third in just over a week to take place inside a settlement.

After stabbing attacks, army ordered to rethink settlement security

[IsraelTimes] Netanyahu directs army to prepare widespread program to protect West Bank communities following three attacks in eight days

January 17, a terrorist infiltrated the settlement of Otniel in the southern West Bank, stabbing mother-of-six Dafna Meir to death. A day later, a terrorist sneaked into the settlement of Tekoa, south of Jerusalem, and knifed a pregnant woman, Michal Froman, moderately wounding her.

Following the attack in Tekoa, the army banned all Paleostinian laborers from entering West Bank settlements, keeping tens of thousands from jobs mostly in construction, manufacturing and agriculture.

The ban, imposed by the IDF's West Bank division, Brig. Gen. Lior Carmeli, was gradually loosened and now remains in only Otniel.
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#1  Shlomit Kreigsman, 23, killed in a terror attack in Beit Horon
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/26/2016 2:50 Comments || Top||

#2  "Shlomit was loved and known, during her national service she served as a youth group leader for the Bnei Akiva branch in Beit Horon.

I don't wonder how the terrorists spent their spare time. I doubt they did anything worthwhile. At least in the eyes of a Westerner.

As for that shopping trolley, it probably has the lower deck right above the wheels, and if he rammed their shins with it, it would hurt like a m*therfuc&er. Good choice of weapons!
Posted by: gorb || 01/26/2016 3:13 Comments || Top||


Palestinian twin sisters accused of making bombs for attacks
[IsraelTimes] One 18-year-old learned how to make explosives from online videos, second helped hide them in their house, Shin Bet says
Pictures of the twins and their products can be seen at the link.
Israeli security forces enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
18-year-old bomb-making twin sisters from Shwaika, outside the Paleostinian city of Tulkarem in the West Bank last month, the Shin Bet security service announced Monday.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Shin Bet officers discovered pipe bombs and other kabooms in the home of Diana and Nadia Hawila in late December 2015, officials said.

In addition, they found knives, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, headbands and "equipment for riots," the Shin Bet said in a statement, though it did not claim that the twins were, in fact, Hamas members.

"This investigation again shows the motivation to carry out terror attacks, especially among those who are not a part of terrorist organizations, including women," the Shin Bet said.

In interrogation, Diana Hawila admitted that she had purchased the fertilizer and other chemicals necessary to create the explosives.

She learned how to create bombs by watching instructional videos online, according to the Shin Bet.
Women's liberation, jihadi style.
Diana also watched Islamic holy warrior videos that encouraged women to take part in terror attacks against Israelis and Jews, which "strengthened her decision to act," the Shin Bet said.

"There is a significant increase in the use of the Internet in order to create weapons for use in terror attacks and the spreading of inciting messages," the security service said in a statement.

Diana planned to use her homemade bombs against Israeli citizens and soldiers, the Shin Bet added.

Nadia Hawila helped her sister hide the pipe bombs in the home that the two shared, the security service said.

This week the two were indicted in a military court in the Samaria region of the West Bank. Diana Hawila has been accused of creating bombs and for the sale of war materials. Nadia Hawila has been charged with the sale of war materials.

On Sunday, the Shin Bet revealed they had captured two young men also in the Tulkarem area who are believed to have shot and injured an IDF soldier.

It was not immediately clear if the pair were associated with any larger terror organizations, or if they had acted independently.
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#1  According to European notions, Arabs, since they are inferior beings, can attack Jews or any other Israeli's without criticism or notice. Israeli's, on the other hand, being human, must pay a price for chasing attackers down and shooting them.
Israel needs to regularize their recent behavior by instituting the death penalty for terrorist attacks, and for incitement to commit them.
Right now Palestinians risk their lives, and their families lives if they even say that they oppose terrorism. If you want to stop terror you must stop incitement to terror. The only way to do that is to punish it severely.
Posted by: Grins Snese4215 || 01/26/2016 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  The time for such half-measures is long over, Grins Snese4215. It's Sudeten Deutsche time.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/26/2016 3:12 Comments || Top||

#3  If you want to stop terror you must stop incitement to terror. The only way to do that is to punish it severely.

Alternatively, eradication of causes for the seemingly irrational behavior is also a solution.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/26/2016 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Alternatively, eradication of causes for the seemingly irrational behavior is also a solution.
Posted by Skidmark


Indeed Skid. One does not spray for Dengue Dengue. One sprays for mosquito's.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/26/2016 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Skid, and how exactly do you identify the causes of irrationality?

If there is no logic to the problem there can be no logic to the solution short of excision.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/26/2016 11:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Granted, Skid did say seemingly irrational behavior...but..Paleos seem to be impossible to please.

Thus, we beat the conundrum.
Posted by: JHH || 01/26/2016 14:38 Comments || Top||

#7  And I remember when twins were cute.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/26/2016 14:52 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Malaysian police have foiled six terror plots since December
[Rakyat Post] The Royal Malaysian Police have foiled six terrorist plots since last December.

Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said police uncovered the plots in a series of counter-terror operations. Following some arrests since last December, it was discovered that several terrorists in the country had begun collecting chemical substances which could be made into bombs, he told reporters after attending the International Conference on Deradicalization and Countering Violent Extremism today.

When asked about the video threat by the Daesh titled "Public Message for Malaysia", Ayob said the two men in the video had been confirmed to be Malaysian citizens who were now in Syria. He said that the individuals, known as Abdul Halid and Mohd Nizam, warned authorities against making more arrests and to release Daesh detainees.

According to reports, the Malaysian-Indonesian faction of Daesh, called Katibah Nusantara, exclaimed, "We will never bow down to the democratic system of governance as we will only follow Allah’s rules."

Ayob said this was the first time such a video had been released in Malay, featuring the Daesh logo, and this was evidence that the regional militants had joined forces and had direct links with Daesh. He said, "There is definitely a link, in fact the eight people we arrested earlier had links with our people there (in Syria)… and links with Bahrum Naim (founder of the Katibah Nusantara). There is a link. This is not a new thing. Since the Jemaah Islamiyah, there were links between regional and global (groups), which could be said to be organized. This is their way of expanding their network."
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russia pursuing suspected killer of downed pilot in Syria
Ouch.
[Rudaw] Russian soldiers in Syria are searching for Alparslan Celik, a Turkish citizen who claims to have shot a Russian pilot, when he ejected after his warplane was shot down by the Turkish air force over the Syrian-Turkish frontier in November.

The Russians, according to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's Hurriyet Daily News, believe that Celik and his group were in the town of Rabia in western Latakia province, which they successfully captured in a campaign with allied Syrian soldiers and Hezbollah gunnies on Sunday.

They are reportedly looking to "take Dire Revenge" on the alleged killer of the pilot, Oleg Peshkov. Moscow had previously called on Ankara to find and apprehend Celik for the murder of Peshkov.

Celik had claimed credit in a video last year for the killing, saying the pilot deserved to die since he had dropped bombs on his fellow Turkmen.

"That pilot bombed us five minutes (before Turkey shot him down) and our brothers were killed or maimed by these bombs. There is no place for a person who has bombed civilian Turkmens every day in my conscious. Reprisal is the most natural right. There is life in reprisal," he said in the video.

The Russians are now making it clear they are going to avenge the murder by either capturing or killing Celik.
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#1  Reprisal is the most natural right. There is life in reprisal," he said in the video.

Reprisal is a two-way street, Celik. Prepare to die.

I hope the Russians share the video footage, too.
Posted by: gorb || 01/26/2016 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh man, he's gonna pay hell. Of co :) rse he deserves it...
Posted by: chris || 01/26/2016 0:27 Comments || Top||

#3  I suspect 'capture' is the lesser desired outcome.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/26/2016 14:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Celik had claimed credit in a video last year for the killing

Sort of skips the need for the 'beyond reasonable doubt' criteria.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/26/2016 14:36 Comments || Top||

#5  AFAIAC, any terrorist entity who claims credit is equally liable. Maybe it would keep these groups from claiming credit and thereby reduce enlistment.
Posted by: gorb || 01/26/2016 15:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Once again, I find myself rooting for the Russians. Do you know how weird that feels?
Posted by: SteveS || 01/26/2016 16:24 Comments || Top||


Kurd artillery hits ISIS positions in Jarablus
[ARA News] KOBANE – Kurdish forces of the people’s Protection Units (YPG) hit the ISIS-held Syrian border city of Jarablus with artillery shells and mortar fire, causing losses in the group’s ranks, military sources reported on Monday.

Jarablus, located on the Syria-Turkey border, is deemed strategic for the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) as it served for long as a passage point for foreigner jihadis who joined the ranks of ISIS.

The Kurdish forces launched the anti-ISIS attack from their headquarters in the western countryside of Kobane.

Speaking to ARA News, YPG spokesman Nuraddin Gaban said that Monday’s operation hit an ISIS security center, a Sharia Court and several military vehicles in Jarablus, killing a number of jihadis.

“We bombed several military vehicles for ISIS, a Sharia Court and a security center for the terror group. At least 21 terrorists were killed on Monday,” the source said, adding: “We have intensified our military campaign against the terror group in the northern countryside of Aleppo in coordination with the U.S.-led coalition.”

“Jarablus is one of our main targets at the moment,” the YPG spokesman told ARA News. . If we retake it, we would be blocking one of the main routes in the face of foreign terrorists who continue to cross from Turkey into Syria in order to join their alleged Caliphate.”
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#1  Kurds use WWII era Soviet artillery. It was pretty effective back then too.
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ISIS executes 1 in Raqqa
[ARA News] URFA – The extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) on Monday beheaded a Syrian man in the northeastern province of Raqqa for refusing to pray at the mosque, eyewitnesses told ARA News.

Faisal Nayif al-Hilal, 39, was arrested in the town of Tabqa in Raqqa province on charges of insulting the ISIS self-declared Caliphate.

The Sharia Court issued a decision to behead al-Hilal in public to terrorize Syrians who oppose ISIS’s orders.

“Al-Hilal was captured by ISIS militants in Tabqa town for refusing to pray at the mosque, telling the militants that he should be free to pray at home,” a local media activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The Sharia Court considered al-Hilal’s behavior as an insulting act to the Caliphate,” the source reported.

Eyewitnesses said that the 39-year-old man was brutally beheaded in front of dozens of people in Raqqa’s central square on Monday evening.
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#1  Slow day?
Posted by: chris || 01/26/2016 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Re: #1, my thought exactly. Running out of civilians?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/26/2016 7:43 Comments || Top||


ISIS artillery pounds Syrian Army positions in Deir ez-Zor
[ARA News] DEIR EZZOR – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) attacked regime-held districts in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor with dozens of mortar shells, causing a number of casualties among civilians, activists reported on Monday.

“At least six civilians were killed and a dozen more wounded in the ISIS-led attack,” media activist Shaheen Shdoud told ARA News in Deir ez-Zor.

The source added that ISIS has mainly targeted civilian’s houses in Monday’s bombardment.

“Civil defense teams are still looking for victims, as many others could be stranded under the rubble,” Shdoud reported.

This comes just a week after ISIS militants stormed regime-held neighborhoods of Ayash and Begayliya in Deir ez-Zor, and beheaded more than 150 people, including Syrian army soldiers and their families.

Speaking to ARA News, a civil rights activist said last week that ISIS militants first targeted Ayash and Begayliya with several car bomb attacks, before storming the two neighborhoods. “Dozens of women and children were brutally beheaded,” said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “ISIS is punishing families of pro-regime soldiers after the group lost the battle for Deir ez-Zor’s military airport.”

The province of Deir ez-Zor is deemed strategic for ISIS as it links the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa with Iraqi territory controlled by the radical group.
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Car Bomb in Syria's Aleppo Kills 23, including Fighters
[AnNahar] At least 23 people, most of them from the Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
rebel group, were killed by a truck jacket wallah in Syria's Aleppo city on Monday, a monitor said.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 19 fighters from the group and four non-combatants were killed in the blast in the Sukari district of the city.
At this point they might as well throw up their hands and either join one of the big groups or go home to protect their families.
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Missile Kills 11 Islamists, 5 others in Syria's Idlib
[AnNahar] At least 11 Islamist fighters and five non-combatants were killed as a ballistic missile struck a building in northwest Syria during a meeting between rebel groups, a monitor said Monday.
How odd. Who has ballistic missiles in that part of the world?
"Eleven fighters from (Al-Qaeda affiliate) Al-Nusra Front and other Islamist groups were killed on Sunday, along with five civilians, when a ballistic missile hit a cop shoppe being used as a court in Salqin" in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britannia-based monitoring group said it was unclear if the missile was fired by Russian or Syrian forces.
Ask and ye shall be answered. :-)
The monitor said the toll could rise further because a number of people had been seriously maimed in the strike.
How lovely! More, please.
The missile struck during a reconciliation meeting between members of Al-Nusra and the conservative Islamist murderous Moslem group Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
, who had exchanged fire in the town earlier the same day.
So much for that hudna.
The two groups are leading members of the Army of Conquest alliance, a powerful coalition that took control of Idlib province last year.
Under the circumstances, houldn't alliance be in scare quotes?
Staunch regime ally Russia began an aerial campaign in Syria last September after a string of government losses, including in Idlib, and has since helped reverse some opposition momentum.

Moscow says its strikes target 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) jihadist group and other "terrorists," but activists and opposition forces accuse it of targeting other rebels and often killing civilians.

Earlier in January, Russian raids in Idlib province, which borders The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, killed at least 81 people, including 23 Al-Nusra fighters but also 52 civilians and prisoners.
...a.k.a. human shields, which makes their deaths Al Nusra's fault, in accordance with international law.
According to the Observatory, more than 1,000 civilians have been killed in Russian strikes since they were launched on September 30.

The raids have also killed nearly 900 IS fighters, and more than 1,100 Death Eaters from other opposition groups, including Al-Nusra.
A very good thing, indeed, though their descent into Hell will make repentence an interesting activity for all involved.
Moscow has dismissed claims of civilians deaths in its operations as "absurd".
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