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FBI arrests Milwaukee man accused of planning mass shooting at Masonic temple
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Afghanistan
Talibunnies cut power to Kabul
With the intensification of military operations by government forces against the Taliban in Baghlan province, the insurgent group has hit back by cutting off imported power from Uzbekistan to Kabul.

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat Chairman Mirwais Alimi told TOLOnews that the Taliban has blown up a major electricity pylon in Dand-e-Shahabuddin area near Baghlan-Kunduz highway.

According to Alimi, the damaged pylon can be repaired within a day if the area is cleared of insurgents.

This comes after local officials in northern Baghlan province told TOLOnews that a large-scale military operation was launched in three parts of Dand-e-Ghori area in Pul-e-Khumri city on Tuesday morning in order to clear the areas of militants.

Local officials said that more than 2,000 Afghan security force members are taking part in the operation.
Posted by: badanov || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wondered when that would start happening after we 'left'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/27/2016 9:24 Comments || Top||

#2  So how is Obama's hypothesis that "America is the problem" working out for him?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/27/2016 10:56 Comments || Top||

#3  "They cut the power? How can THEY cut the power?"
Posted by: Sgt. Hudson || 01/27/2016 12:09 Comments || Top||

#4  It's substandard speakery, like "give me a hand", no wait, they did that.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/27/2016 13:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe we could build a fire, sing a couple songs, huh? Why don't we try that?
Posted by: Carter Burke || 01/27/2016 15:12 Comments || Top||

#6  This should help.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/27/2016 15:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Secure that shit Private Hudson.

Get over here. Git over here.
Posted by: Sgt. Apone || 01/27/2016 18:52 Comments || Top||


Military Operation Launched In Baghlan
[Tolo News] Local officials in northern Baghlan province told TOLOnews that a large-scale military operation was launched in three parts of Dand-e-Ghori area in Pul-e-Khumri city on Tuesday morning in order to clear the areas of holy warriors.

Local officials said that more than 2,000 Afghan security force members have taken part in the operation.

The officials said the Afghan Air Force will have an active role in this operation.

It is said that the military operation will be extended to all parts of Baghlan.

It comes after a number of Baghlan provincial council members said Monday that a military operation to clear some parts of Pul-e-Khumri city of the Taliban has been delayed due to unknown reasons.

However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
the Defense Ministry officials said they will launch a large-scale military offensive against the Taliban in the province.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


20 suspects rounded up in Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Police have tossed in the calaboose
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
20 suspects on different charges including murder, robbery, selling drugs and illegally carrying weapons in 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....
, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Tuesday.

A statement released by the ministry states that the suspects were arrested during separate raids from 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 13th police districts and areas related to Chahar Asyab and Khak-e-Jabbar districts in past 24 hours.

According to the statement, police have been conducting counter-terrorism operations days and nights and won't spare any effort in security.

Security measures increased in the capital following the deadly Taliban attack on a bus carrying journalists.

Seven media staff lost lives and over 20 others sustained injuries in the suicide kaboom last week.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


10 policemen martyred in Urozgan 'Insider attack'
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 10 coppers have embraced martyrdom in an 'insider attack' at a security post in central Urozgan province.

Officials suspect that Taliban had established links with a policeman at the same security post in Chinartu District for coordinating the attack on Monday night.

The policeman reportedly had mixed chemicals in the dinner to make his colleagues unconscious.

Local officials say the policeman alone or together with Taliban have sprayed bullets on the unconscious coppers.

Ammunition and weapons are also missing from the check post and a police vehicle burned following the attack.

Taliban have grabbed credit for the attack.

It comes about a week after a policeman martyred nine colleagues in a similar attack in another part of Urozgan province.

Four coppers were martyred in an 'insider attack' in Urozgan's neighboring Kandahar province about 10 days before.

This part of the country has been the scene of most of the insider attacks.

In the middle of 2014, coppers from inside a security post in Gezab District of Urozgan province had established links with Taliban which led to attack on the same post leaving 10 coppers martyred.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Six police officers killed in Kenya
[AA.TR] Six coppers in Kenya were killed Tuesday after their vehicle drove over an improvised bomb (IED) in Lamu County, a coastal area of Kenya.

"It is true that we have lost some officers in Lamu after driving over an IED. There were about 15 officers in total patrolling the Boni forest area, which is a known as an al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
base. Six people were killed on the spot while three others were badly injured and were rushed to Lamu Hospital," a police brass hat who wished not to be named told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

He added that the truck had just left the town of Hingi and was headed to Kiunga in Lamu.

"The fallen officers belonged to the Rapid Deployment Unit of the Administration police," he said.

On Dec. 27, two coppers were killed after driving over an IED in Lamu County. The next day, five coppers perished in a similar way in the same county.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
IS accuses Israel of bombing Sinai base
[IsraelTimes] 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 claims that Israeli Apache gunships, aided by a drone, have bombed one of its bases in the northern Sinai peninsula, across Israel's border with Egypt.

The IDF refuses to comment on the unlikely report.
"Pshaw! Not to mention piffle!" Though of course the Israelis could easily do such a thing, were they adequately annoyed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [477 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Wait, you guys are at war with the Juice and you're complaining about getting bombed? Don't be such whiny little bitches. It's unbecoming.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/27/2016 2:23 Comments || Top||

#2  You don't understand the Arab Mind, do you SteveS?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/27/2016 3:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Why lie?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/27/2016 7:02 Comments || Top||

#4  The Islamists are angry they didn't get to 'cheap-shot' first.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/27/2016 11:23 Comments || Top||

#5  I wonder why Islam doesn't have the concept of excommunication. Christians and Jews do. So on one hand, ISIL is not Islamic but on the other hand ISIL members are not excommunicated from Islam so remain part of Islam. Just one big backstabbing family.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/27/2016 11:34 Comments || Top||

#6  I wonder why Islam doesn't have the concept of excommunication.

They have. Killing apostates is a form of excommunication.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/27/2016 12:02 Comments || Top||

#7  You don't understand the Arab Mind, do you SteveS?

I suppose he might be thankful for that.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/27/2016 12:34 Comments || Top||

#8  About that Arab mind.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/27/2016 13:12 Comments || Top||

#9  To paraphrase Lazarus Long, Skid?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/27/2016 13:13 Comments || Top||

#10  "No fair! They're fighting back!"
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/27/2016 13:39 Comments || Top||

#11  At least the IDF will take care of buisness.
Posted by: chris || 01/27/2016 16:10 Comments || Top||

#12  One would hope Sisi and Bibi would have a gentleman's agreement to allow this to happen.

I personally have expected to find out a lot of the Egyptian bombing raids in the Sinai are actually IDF in mufti
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 01/27/2016 21:25 Comments || Top||

#13  ^ The accuracy give it away?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2016 21:32 Comments || Top||


Rockets smashed into two Tawerghan refugee camps in Benghazi
Human Rights Watch has reported that at the start of the month, four rockets were fired into two Tawerghan refugee camps in Benghazi, killing three inhabitants and injuring seven others including two children.

HRW said that three rockets hit the Red Crescent camp to deadly effect while the fourth rocket struck the nearby Istijaba camp causing some damage but no casualties.

Witnesses told HRW investigators that there had been no military forces anywhere near either camp.

“Firing rockets into displaced persons’ camps with no military present shows utter disregard for civilian lives,” said Joe Stork, HRW’s deputy Middle East director. “Armed forces and militias need to do their utmost to protect civilians and ensure they are out of harm’s way.”

A witness said that it was thought that the rockets came from the Gwarsha area of the city, a district which is currently controlled by IS. HRW said it had been told that the attack on the Red Crescent Camp lasted for half an hour and most of the injuries were from shrapnel that scythed through fragile makeshift shelters, most made from fibreglass piping.
Posted by: badanov || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “Firingrockets into displaced persons’ camps with no military present shows utter disregard for civilian lives,” said Joe Stork, HRW’s deputy Middle East director.

He catches on quick
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2016 8:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Stating the obvious is a requirement for being a professional scold.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/27/2016 11:35 Comments || Top||

#3  What part of evil ISIL terrorists doesn't this guy understand? They rape and murder kids too you know.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/27/2016 11:40 Comments || Top||

#4  In all fairness. All refugee camps I'm familiar with are terrorist operational bases.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/27/2016 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Stating the obvious is a requirement for being a professional scold.

Doing nothing about the obvious, once stated, is the second requirement...
Posted by: Steve White || 01/27/2016 12:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Is there Yelp for refugee camps?
Posted by: Airandee || 01/27/2016 13:03 Comments || Top||

#7  AirB&Bomb
Posted by: Shipman || 01/27/2016 13:44 Comments || Top||

#8  When eunuchs make scolding their mission,
The usual nagging suspicion
Is something to stifle,
And inhuman trifle
Soon takes on an air of tradition.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/27/2016 18:15 Comments || Top||


Police seize suspect in failed Sudanese embassy bombing
A man in police custody is suspected of trying to plant a bomb outside the Sudanese Embassy in the Gargaresh district of Tripoli.

The suspect, who has not been named, was picked up by the Abu Sleem police after a bomb alleged to contain 200 grammes of TNT was discovered at the embassy. Apparently connected to a mobile phone, the device failed to detonate. It is unclear where the bomb was discovered or how the suspect was arrested.

That quantity of explosive could have produced a considerable blast, a member of the local Criminal Investigation Division explained.

The police are saying that the man, a Libyan from the Gargaresh area, was claiming that he had been paid by an unnamed source to plant the bomb. His case has been referred to the Attorney General’s office.
Posted by: badanov || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Army kills 14 Boko Haram members in Yobe
[TV360NIGERIA] The Nigeria army says it has killed 14 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...
bully boyz and captured two others around Chirokusko Village in Tarmuwa Local Government Area in Yobe. Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Aliyu, General Commanding Officer (GCO), told newsmen in Damaturu on Monday that 16 assorted weapons and ammunitions had also been recovered from the Death Eaters.

Aliyu said the gunnies sneaked into the area and were about settling down when the army ambushed them following a tip-off from patriotic citizens. He commended the host communities for their cooperation which included providing security operatives with useful information. According to him, more troops have been deployed to the area to enhance manpower to consolidate the gains recorded in the fight against insurgency.

"The Damaturu-BuniYadi-Biu road will soon be opened to motorists for economic activities to resume in the liberated areas.'' The GOC said as part of efforts to boost the morale of the troops, more than 10, 000 soldiers had been given special promotion, while 1,500 others were currently under consideration for promotion to their next rank. According to the GOC, the army will continue to operate within the rules of engagement and with respect for human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
Aliyu said the closure of markets in some communities were based on security reasons and pleaded with people of the area to be patient, adding that the markets would soon be re-opened for business.

"We are aware of the inconveniences the market closure might have caused the communities, but we are working hard to reopen them for economic activities to resume,'' he assured.

The GOC called for improved cooperation between soldiers and the communities in order to collectively defeat insurgency in the country.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Cameroon Troops Kill 40 in Pursuit of Boko Haram
[ABCNEWS.GO] Nigerian villagers claimed Tuesday that 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...
ian troops in cross-border pursuit of 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...
Islamic faceless myrmidons shot and killed at least 40 civilians -- the third such accusation of reckless killings by the Cameroonians in recent weeks.

Muhammad Abba, deputy commander of a civilian self-defense group, said relatives still trapped in the border region called him to say they counted at least 40 corpses scattered around the Gwadale border community in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
after Cameroonian troops crossed the border Monday.

The first story about such slayings came from refugees who said Cameroonian soldiers Nov. 30 killed about 150 people, stole cattle and razed entire villages along a 150-kilometer (95-mile) stretch of the border. It came days after diplomats said Nigerian officials refused requests from neighboring states to evacuate civilians and create a no-go zone along the border to prevent incursions by the bully boys.

Cameroon has said its troops are deployed in joint operations with Nigerian soldiers and follow strict humanitarian rules of war. Nigerian government officials have not commented on the reports.

Abba told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that one of his brothers who survived said the Cameroonians arrived in the early hours of Monday "and began to shoot sporadically. Most of our people who ran out of their houses in fear were killed by bullets ... corpses still litter the ground with no one attending to them."

He said he was worried because he hasn't heard from his eldest son since the attack.

Abba said survivors fled to Ashigashiya, where villagers last week accused Cameroonian troops of indiscriminately firing rocket-propelled grenades that killed a family of four, and then shooting and killing two elderly men.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  Nigerian officials refused requests from neighboring states to evacuate civilians and create a no-go zone along the border to prevent incursions by the bully boys.

Cameroon: "Fine. We'll do it."
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2016 8:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Cameroon: "Fine. We'll do it. And on YOUR side of the border."
Posted by: Steve White || 01/27/2016 12:44 Comments || Top||

#3  So what is their excuse?

"Boko Haram doesn't wear uniforms. The people we shot didn't have uniforms. Therefore ...."
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/27/2016 14:41 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Self-proclaimed ISIS 'emir' on trial in UAE
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Emirati man accused of seeking to carry out attacks on targets including Abu Dhabi's Formula 1 circuit claimed to be the local leader of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, newspapers reported on Tuesday, citing a Federal Supreme court hearing.

A prosecution witness told the court that an Emirati and his wife had taken an oath of allegiance to ISIS through social media, Gulf News reported.

He was married to Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, an Emirati woman executed in July for the krazed killer-inspired murder of U.S. school teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, in the washroom of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall in December 2014.

The witness said the defendant's computers showed he used speeches of ISIS leader Abu Baqr Al-Baghdadi and late head of Al-Qaeda Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi to spread the radical krazed killer ideology among youth and recruit them.

"The man set up a website named 'the media battalion' to promote the terrorist ideology of these terrorist organizations and recruit young people for them," the witness added.

Another witness said the defendant's computers had software to log on to sites teaching people how to make explosives with plans to target a shopping mall, a military site and to assassinate a leader.

Meanwhile,
...back at the precinct house, Don Calamari's lawyer was getting even redder in the face...
The National daily cited a witness as telling a court during the trial that the defendant and his wife had performed a "symbolic ceremony to pledge allegiance" to Al-Baghdadi.

International media are not allowed access to the trial of the man, 34, at the Federal Supreme court in the UAE capital, which has upped security measures since the wave of Arab Spring protests that swept the region in 2011.

He is charged with joining ISIS and plotting attacks on Abu Dhabi's Formula 1 circuit. He is reportedly also accused of plotting to attack the Abu Dhabi branch of furniture chain Ikea, as well as preparing to assassinate an unspecified Emirati leader.

The United Arab Emirates is a member of the U.S.-led coalition that has been bombing ISIS since September 2014.

UAE authorities have enacted tougher anti-terror legislation, including harsher jail terms and even introducing the death penalty for crimes linked to religious hatred and "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...
groups."
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Down Under
Teen Charged in Australia with Terrorism Offenses
[AnNahar] Australian authorities have charged a teenager with collecting documents on ways to stage terrorist acts, officials said Tuesday, reportedly including advice on carrying out a successful stabbing and making a bomb.

The 18-year-old from the western Sydney suburb of Guildford was nabbed
Please don't kill me!
late Monday and charged with "three counts of collecting documents likely to facilitate terrorist acts", the New South Wales joint counter-terrorism team said.

The boy allegedly obtained an image of a document in Arabic "which provides instruction on how to carry out a successful stabbing attack, connected with the preparation for a terrorist attack", the Sydney Morning Herald reported, citing police charge sheets.

He also allegedly had an Arabic document that gives information on how to make an improvised bomb, the newspaper reported.
Sudden Jihad Syndrome, no doubt.
The images of the documents were allegedly collected by the teenager in December and January, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported, adding that one of them was allegedly published by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
The teenager, who appeared in a Sydney court Tuesday, did not apply for bail and will return to court on February 2. Media named him as Sameh Bayda.

Canberra has been increasingly concerned about home-grown extremism and raised the terror threat alert level to high in September 2014.

Authorities have conducted a series of counter-terrorism raids in various cities, while the government has passed new national security laws.

The government has also cracked down on Australians attempting to travel to conflict zones including Syria and Iraq.

A 17-year-old was last week charged with making threats on social media that led to Sydney's iconic Opera House being evacuated in a security scare.

In December five people including a 15-year-old boy were charged in Sydney over a terror plot targeting a government building.

And in October a civilian police employee was rubbed out by a boy, also 15, outside police headquarters in western Sydney. The teenager was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

#1  18 year =/= "teenager"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2016 8:57 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
FBI arrests Milwaukee man accused of planning mass shooting at Masonic temple
[FOX6NOW] FBI officials announced on Tuesday, January 26th that Milwaukee resident Samy Mohammed Hamzeh, 23, has been charged with possessing machine guns and a silencer.

According to the criminal complaint, Hamzeh had been under investigation since September 2015. The investigation revealed that, in October 2015, Hamzeh planned to travel to Jordan, enter the West Bank, and conduct an attack on Israeli soldiers and citizens living in the West Bank. Hamzeh later abandoned those plans and began to focus on conducting an attack in the United States.

According to the criminal complaint, Hamzeh has engaged in extensive conversations with two confidential sources (referred to here as CS-1 and CS-2). Those conversations, which were in Arabic, were monitored, recorded, and translated by the FBI beginning in October 2015.

During those recorded conversations, Hamzeh explained that he wanted to commit a domestic act of violence and, earlier this month, he settled on a Masonic temple in Milwaukee as his target.

On January 19, 2016, Hamzeh, CS-1 and CS-2 took a guided tour of the Masonic temple, during which they learned meeting schedules and where people would be located during meetings. In a recorded conversation after they left the temple, Hamzeh, discussed his plans with CS-1 and CS-2. In that conversation, Hamzeh reaffirmed his intention to commit an armed attack on the temple and discussed in further detail how they would carry out the attack.

Hamzeh said that they would need two machine guns so that they each would have one (Hamzeh indicated that one CS already had a machine gun), and also said that they would need three silencers:

"We want two machine guns, you now have one, so we want two more, and we need three silencers, that's it. Find out how much all together these will cost, and then we will march."
"We want two, like the machine gun you have. . . . And we need silencers. . . . Three, yes three silencers, and that's it."
". . . each one has a weapon, each one has a silencer gun, the operation will be one hundred percent successful.
That's 100% probability at the 5% confidence interval, actually. In other words, not a hope in hell of it going off as planned. It's very important to understand how likely one's likelihood is.
I am telling you, to go without silencer gun, you will be exposed from the beginning."
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [690 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So Domestic Jihadi Terrorist wannabes want to bomb Pennsylvania + Milwaukee.

OH THE NOT-A-HUGE-MANATEE IRONY! YOOHOO, FBI-CIA + US ARMY WAR COLLEGE TALK ABOUT CHICKENS COMING BACK HOME TO ROOST!

I TRULY DON'T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH, OR LAUGH!

FTLG don't force me to send Kimberly over there!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/27/2016 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Because Shriner's in clown costumes driving little cars bother him?
Posted by: 3dc || 01/27/2016 7:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Idiot.

Freemasonry respects the sincere and non-violent religious beliefs of all.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/27/2016 12:27 Comments || Top||

#4  It was the all-seeing eye on the reverse of the $ that pushed him over the edge.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/27/2016 13:45 Comments || Top||

#5  "Freemasonry respects the sincere and non-violent religious beliefs of all."

I can see why Mo-ham-head was upset with them, then, BU #3.

Posted by: Barbara || 01/27/2016 13:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Silencers huh? What part of suicide mission didn't this guy understand?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/27/2016 13:58 Comments || Top||

#7  "What part of suicide mission didn't this guy understand?"

Apparently all of it, Sven.
Posted by: Barbara || 01/27/2016 14:07 Comments || Top||

#8  He was just misunderstood. Probably looking for answers.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/27/2016 15:16 Comments || Top||

#9 
Posted by: 3dc || 01/27/2016 16:12 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
12 terror suspects remanded in NIA custody till Feb 5
[Daily Excelsior] Twelve suspects, tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
from across the country for their alleged links with terror group ISIS, were today remanded in NIA custody till February 5 by a special court here.

The accused, who had their faces muffled, were produced amidst tight security before District Judge Amar Nath during an in-camera proceeding.

According to the court sources, National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought their custodial interrogation saying that they were required to be quizzed to unearth the conspiracy of ISIS to spread its reach in India.

The sources said that the probe agency informed the court that the accused were arrested for allegedly planning to carry out attacks ahead of the Republic Day.

The 12 accused produced before the court were Abdul Ahad, Imran, Mohd Afzal, Mohd Sharif, Mubabiir Mushtaq Sheikh, Mohd Alim, Syed Mujahid, Suhail Ahmed, Asif Ali, Njmul Huda, Mohd Obaidullah Khan and Mohd Hussain Khan, the sources said.

These arrested accused were allegedly regularly in touch with active members of IS in Syria through internet chatting via Skype and other social networking apps, they said.

Many of these accused were allegedly assigned the work of recruiting operatives for the terror group, the sources said, adding that the accused were arrested from various places, including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Aurangabad.

Two suspected bandidos turbans -- Abu Anas and Nafees Khan, both aged 24 years -- were yesterday remanded in the custody of the central terror probe agency by the court for 13 days on the allegations that they had 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....
links.

NIA and other central agencies had arrested 14 people on Friday and Saturday for allegedly planning to carry out attacks ahead of the Republic Day.

They were arrested under several sections, those under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. (
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95 suspects held in Peshawar
Peshawar: At least 95 suspects including 12 Afghan nationals were arrested on Tuesday during a search operation in various areas of Peshawar.

On a tip-off, police accompanied by law enforcing agencies conducted search operations in Hayatabad, Faqirabad, Kotwali and other areas of Peshawar on Tuesday morning and rounded up 95 suspected persons including 12 Afghanis.

The police officials said that Afghan nationals were living in the city illegally. Police claimed to have recovered weapons including Kalashnikovs, pistols and hundreds of cartridges from the suspects.
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Two Afghan suspects held near US Consulate in Lahore
LAHORE: Two suspected Afghan nationals were arrested near US Consulate on Tuesday evening. Security personnel deployed for security of the US Consulate held two Afghan suspects from Shimla Pahari in the provincial capital Lahore.

The nabbed suspects identified as Saboor Khan and Noorullah were handed over to police. Police have registered a case against them and started the investigation.
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Bomb planted near school defused in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: An improvised explosive device (IED), allegedly meant to target a school, was defused by Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) personnel in Bashirabad area of Peshawar on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

Officials say unidentified suspects handed over the improvised bomb, fitted in a pressure cooker, to a child, asking him to take it to his school. But the little boy instead of taking it to school brought the IED home.

A Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) slogan was written on the pressure cooker, officials said. On seeing the explosive, family members of the child alerted police and BDS personnel were called in.

According to BDS officials, around five kilogrammes of explosive material was used in the device.

On Thursday, a similar terrorism bid was foiled when the city police defused a bomb planted near a bus terminal on GT Road in Peshawar and arrested a suspect.

Earlier this month, rumours of a possible terrorist attacks on schools circulated in the provincial capital’s rural and urban areas and forced most headmasters to close educational institutions much early.

Panicked parents had rushed to the schools to pick their children, recalling the December 2014 Army Public School militant attack, which killed 144 students and staff members.
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Cleric’s house besieged to thwart march
GUJRAT: Police on Monday besieged the residence and seminary of cleric Pir Afzal Qadri, emir of Aalmi Tanzeem Ahle Sunnat Pakistan, to thwart the religious outfit’s planned march on the Punjab Assembly, Lahore.

Some 40 activists, including the scion of the cleric, have been arrested on their way to Lahore where they wanted to agitate against the conviction of Mumtaz Qadri, assassin of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer.

The march was planned under the aegis of an alliance of different religious outfits.

The law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) besieged the residence of Mr. Qadri located adjacent to his seminary at Mararrian village along Gujrat bypass late on Sunday night to prevent him from marching on Lahore on Monday morning as the police had barricaded Chenab river bridge on GT road.

Police arrested a number of activists of the outfit by raiding their houses late on Sunday whereas two vans carrying activists to Lahore were intercepted at a picket near Chenab river. More than 20 activists, including Siddique Afzal Qadri, were arrested and a few were disembarked from some passenger buses at the same picket.

The preventive measures thwarted the march plan whereas Mr. Qadri was confined to his house; however he reportedly delivered a speech to the participants in a sit-in in Lahore through telephone.

According to a press release issued by the religious outfit, its main leaders including Hafiz Khadim Husain Rizvi, Waleed Sharaqpuri, Mukhtar Rizvi, Ziaul Islam Shah, Pir Zaheerul Hasan Shah, Qari Abu Turab Baloch, Siddique Afzal Qadri and many others from Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura and other parts of province had been arrested.

A case has been lodged against the 40 arrested activists with the Saddar Gujrat police under sections 7-ATA, 341 and 506 of PPC, 11-WE and 11-EE on the report of a police official.

Official sources told Dawn that the local administration had made several attempts to dissuade Pir Qadri from the march. The administration held a meeting with his aides and finally his house was besieged to avert any such rally.

Published in Dawn, January 26th, 2015
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Iraq
Kurds stop ISIS attack on Shingal
ERBIL – Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces repelled an attempt by militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) to infiltrate into the recently liberated Yezidi region of Shingal (Sinjar) in northwestern Iraq, military sources said on Tuesday.

A group of ISIS militants launched a mortar attack on the Kurdish headquarters in southern Shingal, coupled with three suicide bombings near a Peshmerga checkpoint in the same area.

At least four members of the Peshmerga were reportedly injured in the attack.

Speaking to ARA News, Peshmerga officer Ahmed Hisen said that the Kurdish forces clashed with ISIS militants subsequent to the attack, forcing the group to withdraw towards its strongholds in Mosul.

“The attack started when the group launched several mortar shells on our headquarters, while three Daesh terrorists carried out suicide bombings in the area on Tuesday evening. Then several others tried to infiltrate into Shingal, but our forces responded with artillery shelling and heavy machine guns,” the Peshmerga official said, using another acronym for ISIS.

“More than ten Daesh terrorists were killed in the clashes,” the source confirmed.

“We were eventually able to foil the terror operation, forcing the militants to retreat from the area,” Hisen said.

After more than a year of ISIS occupation, the Yezidi region of Shingal was liberated in November at the hands of the Peshmerga, supported by the U.S.-led coalition’s air cover.

After ISIS departure, the Kurdish forces have discovered several mass graves in Shingal. Most of the victims were women and children from the Yezidi minority. Specialized teams, that have been inspecting traces of the people disappeared during the group’s rule over the Yezidi-populated region, have so far discovered five mass graves belonging to Yezidi civilians, according to human rights activists and Peshmerga officials who spoke to ARA News.

Shingal enjoys a strategic location as it connects the cities of Raqqa in northeastern Syria with Mosul in northwestern Iraq –both held by ISIS.

By recapturing Shingal, the Kurds have cut off one of the main ISIS supply lines in the region.

In August 2014, ISIS extremists had taken control of Shingal, causing a mass displacement of nearly 400,000 Yezidi civilians towards Duhok and Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan. Tens of thousands of Yezidis remained trapped in Mount Sinjar, suffering mass killings, kidnappings and rape at the hands of ISIS extremists.
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Anbar antics
Security forces kill 6 ISIS fighters in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar operations announced on Tuesday, that six members of the so called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed in eastern Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), while indicated to the destruction of communications headquarters belonging to ISIS.

Maj. Gen. Ismail Mahlawi said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, security forces carried out a large-scale military operation on ISIS headquarters in al-Sofiya area (16 km east of Ramadi), including communications unit, communication equipment and surveillance cameras, while managed to destruct the headquarters completely, in addition to a number of weapons and missiles belonging to ISIS.”

Mahlawi added, “The security forces were able to repel ISIS attack in al-Sofiya area and several axes, killing six ISIS members and destructing a missiles launch pad, as well as cutting ISIS funding lines in eastern Ramadi.”

Iraqi army foils suicide attack in Sufiyah east of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced on Tuesday, that the Iraqi army forces had managed to repel a suicide attack that targeted the security forces in al-Sufiyah area east of Ramadi.

Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, the commander of Anbar Operations Command, said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an army force belonging to Anbar Operations had managed to repel an attack by a booby-trapped vehicle on the security forces in the area of al-Sufiyah east of Ramadi.”

He added, “The force was able to detonate the vehicle remotely and kill the suicide bomber that was driving it without causing any human or material losses in the ranks of the security forces.”
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45 Bad Guys die in Albu Shajal
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Baghdad Operations Command announced on Tuesday, that 80 “terrorists” had been either killed or wounded during security operations in the area of Albu Shajal northwest of Fallujah.

The spokesperson for the command, Gen. Saad Moen, said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Baghdad Operations forces, in coordination with the Iraqi Air Force as well as the international coalition aviation, are continuing in the cleansing operation of Albu Shajal area northwest of Fallujah for the third day in a row,” adding that, “42 terrorists had been killed, including the criminal Tarek Shabal and two suicide bombers, in addition to wounding 38 others and dismantling 31 explosive devices.”
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ISIS executes 7 in Kirkuk while 30 explore the geography of Hell
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Tuesday, al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s leader Jabbar al-Mamouri announced, that the so-called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed seven of its escaped members including four prominent leaders in Hawija District in south-western Kirkuk.

Mamouri said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The so-called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed seven of its members in one of Hawija villages in south-western Kirkuk,” pointing out that, “These members escaped after their defeat in Tel Kusaiba battle north of Salahuddin Province four days ago.”

Mamouri added, “Four of the executed members were prominent leaders in ISIS, including Abu Saeed al-Iraqi who was leading a number of armed units north of Muqdadiya before its liberation in January 2015.

30 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day in Kirkuk

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province said on Tuesday, that 45 ISIS elements had been either killed or injured in an aerial bombing by the international coalition southwest of the province.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, warplanes of the international coalition conducted an aerial strike on a convey belonging to ISIS on Nineveh-Hawija road (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” pointing out that, “The aerial bombardment resulted in killing 30 ISIS elements and wounding 15 others.”

The source also added, “The strikes also targeted sites for ISIS in Hawija, resulting in the destruction of a workshop for booby-trapping vehicles and manufacturing explosive devices in the industrial neighborhood.”
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Blue on Blue: ISIS group steals 3 trucks in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A security source in Nineveh province announced on Monday, that a group belonging to ISIS stole three trucks carrying heavy and medium weapons east of Mosul, while pointed out that the group stole the trucks due to a dispute between ISIS leader al-Baghdadi and his deputy al- Shishani.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “One of ISIS warlords stole three trucks carrying medium and heavy weapons, in addition to 17 mm mortar shells from the industrial zone east of Mosul and headed to Raqqah City in Syria, along with his bodyguards.”

The source added, “The robbery took place after a dispute between the followers of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his deputy Abu Omar al- Shishani.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 65 die
10 civilian killed, wounded in bomb blast north of Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Tuesday, a source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced, that ten people were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, at noon today, in Hamamiyat area in Taji District north of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight others.”

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

Security forces seize caches of weapons south of Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Tuesday, that a security force had found caches of weapons and explosive materials south of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The detachments of the Federal Intelligence Agency carried out a raid operation in the area of al-Samadiyah in the district of al-Mada’in south of Baghdad, resulting in the seizure of caches of weapons and equipment.”

The source added, “The operation was based on confessions by terrorists that were arrested.”

62 ISIS members killed in operations around Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Baghdad Operations Command announced, that its security forces continued its military operations against ISIS in the areas around Baghdad and managed to kill more than 62 ISIS members and destructed many of ISIS equipment and hideouts.

Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “West of Baghdad areas including Albu Shajel, Nuaimiya and al-Karma witnessed the killing of 42 terrorists and injuring of three others, destruction of three vehicles, including a large bulldozer, in addition to the dismantling of 61 explosive devices.”

4 policemen killed, wounded in bomb blast south of Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Tuesday, a source in the Ministry of Interior announced, that four police members were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast targeted their patrol south of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an explosive device exploded near a police patrol while passing in Arab Jabour area south of Baghdad, killing a police member and wounding three 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 body to the forensic medicine department, while carried out an operation to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”

Robbers knock over residence, Makes off with 45 million dinars

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Monday, a police source revealed, that unidentified gunmen stole 45 million dinars after storming a house in western Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Tonight, unidentified gunmen wearing the military uniform stormed a house in al-Adl neighborhood in western Baghdad and stole 45 million dinars.”

The source added, “A security force cordoned off the area and opened an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.”
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#1  45M Dinars = $38,250 USD
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Mass Grave Found In Ramadi
[NRTTV] Iraq says 40 bodies have been found in a mass grave in the city of Ramadi, where the government recently regained control from 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) krazed killers.

A military front man, Brigadier General Sa'ad Ma'an, said the grave contained the bodies of police and civilians, including women and kiddies blaming IS for the killings.

"We are now in the area of al-Jamiyah in Ramadi where we found a mass grave containing the remains of more than 40 people including coppers, women and kiddies of various ages. This is more evidence of Daesh [Islamic State] (Islamic State) crimes. The group uses various heinous and savage acts to liquidate and kill our people," he said.

Local security forces and a small forensics team worked on Tuesday (Jan. 26) to exhume the bodies of those left in the grave.

Ramadi fell to IS hard boyz in May in a major setback to the U.S. coalition and Iraqi forces.

Iraqi troops retook the city last month with substantial air support from the coalition.

The hard boyz still have nearby tactical units, which were targeted in coalition Arclight airstrikes on Sunday (Jan. 24), according to a statement from the U.S. and its allies.
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#1  The wet pantsuit brigade is only in a lather when American troops killed Muslims. Now Muslims slaughtering Muslims by the village full creates no similar breathless new reporting and breast beating. They were never so concerned by the target as much as just plain anti-American.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2016 8:24 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
At least 6 Palestinians said killed in Gaza tunnel collapse
Allah willed it. Clearly he no longer approves.
[IsraelTimes] Contact with the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, diggers lost Tuesday night, Paleostinian media says; at least 5 reportedly hurt in incident

At least six Paleostinians have been reported killed in the collapse of a tunnel dug under the Hamas-run Gazoo Strip on Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred in the Al-Tuffah neighborhood of Gazoo City.

According to Israel's Channel 10 television, the six fatalities were all members of the Hamas terror group, as were the five others injured in the incident.

The Hebrew-language Walla website said seven people had been killed, and their bodies taken to the Shifa Hospital in Gazoo City. According to Walla, the tunnel collapsed due to severe weather conditions, including heavy rainfall.

The nature of the tunnel in question was not immediately clear. Hamas has in the past dug cross-border tunnels into Israel in order to stage attacks on civilians and soldiers. Other tunnels are used by the terror group as part of its defensive infrastructure.

The Strip has been subject to a blockade by both Egypt and Israel, designed in part to prevent the terror group from importing arms and building new tunnels reinforced with concrete.

Hamas has built dozens of tunnels into Israel, many of which were used to carry out attacks during their 2014 war. The IDF said it destroyed over 30 tunnels during Operation Protective Edge, but officials have expressed fear the terror group is seeking to rebuild the infrastructure.

In December, 14 Gazooks were rescued after a smuggling tunnel they were working in on the Egyptian border collapsed following deliberate flooding by Egypt.

The tunnel, located in the area of Rafah in the southern Gazoo Strip, was being used to smuggle goods across the border when it was flooded and collapsed, sparking an hours-long rescue effort by emergency crews.

According to Paleostinian media reports, the 14 were trapped and feared dead but managed to reach an unflooded section of the tunnel. They were then pulled to the surface by rescue crews from Gazoo's civil defense agency.

Egypt has embarked on a massive campaign aimed at stemming cross-border smuggling between Gazoo and Sinai, where they are fighting an insurgency by Islamist murderous Moslems.

The operation has included flooding hundreds of tunnels that once dotted the border region, and building a 500-meter-wide buffer zone filled with seawater.
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#1  The technology exists. Is funding the problem ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2016 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  It's 8 now and counting.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/27/2016 2:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Allah's way of stepping on bugs.
Posted by: Shineger Thravise9255 || 01/27/2016 5:49 Comments || Top||

#4  At noon Israel time it was seven dead and four missing, according to The Times of Israel. In the annual ritual, Hamas claims Israel opened the dams in order to flood Gaza, and therefore it's their fault instead of Allah's will, the apostates!

g(r)omgoru's number must be later than mine. I'm going to assume that 20 is the real number, and that most of them were children. So many of the diggers are.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2016 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Here's my source
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/27/2016 10:53 Comments || Top||

#6  "... In the annual ritual, Hamas claims Israel opened the dams in order to flood Gaza..."

but of course there are no actual dams
Posted by: lord garth || 01/27/2016 16:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Here's my source

A good one, g(r)omgoru, and six hours later than mine. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2016 18:41 Comments || Top||

#8  There could have been damns LG, and the joooooooos might have opened the floodgates, we can agree on that? Did you see the moon last pm? Exactly, the Joooo opened the floodgates, it's all about faith and a quart of Arab insanity.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria Regime Forces, Hizbullah Capture Key Southern Rebel Town
[AnNahar] Syrian pro-government forces captured a strategic southern rebel town close to the Jordanian border after weeks of fighting, a monitor said on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime troops and allied fighters, including Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
members and Iranian officers, "seized control of Sheikh Miskeen" with the help of Russian and Syrian government air strikes.

The town, in Daraa province, lies on a vital crossroads between Damascus to the north and the government-controlled city of Sweida to the east.

It is 12 kilometers (seven miles) from the rebel stronghold of Nawa, another key target for regime forces.

A security source had told Agence La Belle France Presse the Sheikh Miskeen was a "launching pad" for rebel operations, and one of the opposition's "centers of gravity for the whole of Daraa province".

He said seizing control of the town would sever a rebel supply route to areas under opposition control around Damascus.

Last month, government troops captured the Brigade 82 base outside the town, and they have since been pushing to capture Sheikh Miskeen.

Most of Daraa province is controlled by opposition forces, though the government holds parts of the lovely provincial capital and a few villages in the northwest.
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#1  Are the Iranians still in this fight? Or did they turn it over to the Russians? If they are out it says a lot for their military.
Posted by: jvalentour || 01/27/2016 11:21 Comments || Top||

#2  jv

yes Iran troops are still in Syria but they are constantly being repositioned as the situation changes

also the regime victory at sheikh miskeen is just one part of a bigger fight and the regime is losing in other parts of syria
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Suicide Bombings Kill 22 in Syria's Homs
[AnNahar] A double suicide kaboom killed at least 22 people Tuesday in the central Syrian city of Homs, state media said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

State television said another 100 people were maimed in the blasts in the Al-Zahraa neighborhood of the city, which has been targeted in kabooms multiple times before.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based monitor, put the toll at 26 dead, including 16 members of regime forces.

Homs provincial governor Talal Barazi told AFP the two bombers appeared to have pulled up at an army checkpoint in a car together.

He said one exited the vehicle before the other detonated his explosives while still inside.

In the chaos of the first blast's aftermath, and as a crowd gathered, the second bomber struck, Barazi added.

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the second jacket wallah had been wearing military clothes.

The Islamic State (IS) group claimed the attack in a statement circulated online, though it described the blast as the work of a single suicide bomber.

The Al-Zahraa district of Homs has been targeted in multiple kabooms in the past, including in late December, when 19 people were killed in several simultaneous blasts.

The residents of Al-Zahraa are mostly Alawites, the minority sect of Syria's ruling clan, and IS has in the past claimed attacks on the district.

Homs city was once dubbed the "capital" of Syria's uprising, which began with anti-government protests in March 2011.

But after years of devastating fighting and government sieges, most of the city is now back in regime hands, with the exception of the Waer district, which is being gradually turned over to the government under a deal with opposition fighters.
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ISIS holds thousands on civilians hostage in Hasakah
HASAKAH – The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group has imposed a siege on the city of Shaddadi in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, in a bid to prevent civilians from leaving the city, local sources reported on Tuesday.

Shaddadi is considered the main bastion for ISIS militants in Hasakah province.

“Nobody is allowed to leave the city. Anyone who tries to reach Shaddadi’s suburbs is being beaten and arrested by Daesh,” said Hammoud Hussein, a lawyer based in Shaddadi city.

“Civilians in Shaddadi are held hostage by Daesh terrorists. People are running out of food and other basic supplies,” Hussein told ARA News, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

This comes as the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) started a battle for Shaddadi, aimed at regaining the city after more than two years of ISIS control over it.

“People are afraid of being used by Daesh are human shields against the SDF bombardment and western airstrikes,” Hussein reported.

Backed by the U.S.-led coalition’s air cover, Kurdish-Arab alliance of the SDF has earlier liberated more than 240 towns and villages in Hasakah province subsequent to battles against ISIS. Recapturing Shaddadi would be deemed as cleansing the entire province from ISIS militants.
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ISIS executes 1 for spying in Aleppo
[ARA News] ALEPPO – The Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group executed on Tuesday a Syrian media activist in the northern city of Manbij on charges of ‘spying for crusader coalition’, in reference to the U.S.-led coalition that has been bombing the group’s positions across Syria and Iraq for over two years.

Hussam Salman, 28, was beheaded in front of dozens of people in central Manbij.

“Salman was known for documenting ISIS atrocities against civilians,” local media activist Nasser Teljbini told ARA News in Manbij, Aleppo province.

The victim was arrested last week “for baseless charges”.

“Salman was detained and executed by Daesh militants after being accused of communicating with the western coalition,” the source said.

Teljbini added that the ISIS-led Sharia Court in Manbij accused the 28-year-old media activist of “spying for the crusader coalition”, ordering his execution in public.

ISIS Executes More Media Activists

The radical group has earlier executed dozens of media activists in Syria and Iraq on similar charges.

On January 3, ISIS executed five media activists in Syria’s northeastern province of Raqqa on charges of “spying for hostile parties”. The terror group released a video showing the five activists “confessing” to have filmed ISIS headquarters and vehicles in Raqqa. In the name of their alleged Caliphate, ISIS militants have shot the media activists dead at the end of the video.

The victims were identified as Muhammad Abdulghani, Hael Abdulrazaq, Faisal al-Jaafar, Ammar al-Jaafar and Mahyar Othman. The group accused them of leaking security information to the U.S.-led coalition.

“Everyone trying to deliver information about Raqqa and other ISIS-led areas to the outside world is being accused of spying for hostile parties, Activists are being tortured and brutally executed,” a civil rights activist told ARA News in Raqqa, speaking on condition of anonymity.

On December 29, 2015, the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) burned to death twenty media activists in Iraq’s northwestern city of Mosul. The victims, who have been arrested in separate raids earlier in December, were executed on charges of leaking security information to “hostile parties”– namely the U.S.-led coalition and its allied ground forces in Iraq.

After interrogations, the ISIS-led Sharia Court in Mosul issued a decision to burn the activists to death in a public square in al-Houd district in Mosul.

“The horrific execution was conducted in front of dozens of people in al-Houd, including some family members of the victims,” a local source told ARA News under the condition of anonymity for security concerns.
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#1  Gee, aren't they afraid of the resulting bad press? /sarc
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Syria forces liberate Ein al-Hanash near Aleppo
[Iran Press TV] Syrian forces have recaptured the village of Ein al-Hanash near the major city of Aleppo in the northwestern part of the country.

An unidentified source told Syria's news agency SANA on Tuesday that an army unit managed to restore security to the village after an intensive operation.

The military's engineering units also dismantled landmines and bombs left behind by the Daesh [Islamic State] 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...
terrorists.

Earlier on Tuesday, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian forces liberated the southwestern town of Shaykh Maskin from Daesh [Islamic State], cutting off their routes between the eastern and western sections of Dara'a Province.

The recent advances of the Syrian forces against Daesh [Islamic State] and other terrorist groups have been expedited by the air cover provided by Russia, which began on September 30, 2015, at the request of the Damascus government.

The crisis in Syria, which flared in March 2011, has so far claimed the lives of over 260,000 people and displaced nearly half of the country's population within or out of its borders.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Lebanese say captured Israeli 'spy' vulture
[Iran Press TV] People in southern Leb say they have captured a tagged vulture equipped with an Israeli location transmitter for espionage activities.
A GPS to see where the bird goes contributes to intel collection how?
Residents in the town of Bint Jbeil captured the scavenging bird when it crossed a few kilometers into the Lebanese border on Tuesday.
"It's a Zionist spy vulture! Don't die? Don't die!"
Last summer, the Paleostinian resistance movement, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, announced that it had detected and captured a dolphin equipped with a video camera for an Israeli espionage operation off the shore of the Gazoo Strip.
Right. A dolphin with a camera is almost as useful as a vulture with a GPS. What was the mammal taking pictures of? Hamas operations in the briny deep?
The Times of Israel gently adds the Israeli perspective:
But according to Israeli reports, the vulture had in fact been tagged by the Nature and Parks Authority in the Gamla reserve on the nearby Golan Heights -- part of an effort to increase the population of the endangered bird.

Images posted to social media show the vulture being held up to the camera, its tags, which include the word "Israel," fully visible.
A photo of the thing can be seen at the link.
"We hope that in the 21st century, people will understand that wild animals are harmless," the Nature and Parks Authority says in a statement quoted by Army Radio. "We hope that the Lebanese will take care of it and release it."

Recent Lebanese reports say the vulture has indeed been released by its captors.

The vulture is the latest in a series of Israeli animal "agents" captured in Arab countries, which, while mostly avian in nature, have also included a shark that attacked tourists in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sorry, but Me + Corporal Muttley believe that somehow stopping "Yankee Doodle Vulture" doesn't feel the same as stopping "Yankee Doodle Pigeon"?

Snark of the day.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/27/2016 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  To be fair, it would locate tunnel projects.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/27/2016 13:08 Comments || Top||

#3  We're tied 1-1 Joe.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/27/2016 13:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Prime chunks of the best Muslim culture
Are stolen by Philistine vultures,
So Hebrews can see 'em
In Bibi's museum
Of Islamist Realist sculpture.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/27/2016 17:51 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
US-led coalition conducts 18 strikes against Islamic State - US military
After the storm visibility improved.
[Ynet] The coalition of the United States and its allies conducted 18 strikes against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Iraq and Syria on Monday, the group said.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Combined Joint Task Force said three strikes in three cities in Syria hit a tactical unit, a headquarters building and destroyed two cranes.

Separately in Iraq, 15 strikes near six cities hit vehicles, a bulldozer and a fuel tanker; destroyed fighting positions, mortar systems and a weapons cache; and denied access to terrain, the statement said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Denied access to terrain"

Either we're mining the joint or red-lining, both are dethpicale.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/27/2016 22:54 Comments || Top||



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