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Shibir men held for plotting religious unrest
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Afghanistan
Senior Taliban leaders among 28 killed in latest operations led by Afghan army
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three senior Taliban leaders were killed along with twenty five other bully boyz in the latest counter-terrorism operations led by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Friday.

The operations were conducted in different parts of the country during the past 24 hours, MoD said, adding that twenty others were also injured during the same operations.

The Afghan armed forces also jugged
Please don't kill me!
12 bully boyz and confiscated various types of weapons, ammunition and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) belonging to the hard boys.

According to MoD, the operations covered large swaths of Parwan in noth, Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
in east, Ghazni in southeast, Pashtun-infested Logar, Uruzgan and Wardak in central parts of the country, Kandahar and Zabul in south, Faryab, Baghlan, Kunduz and Jawzjan in north, and Badakhshan in northeast.

MoD also added that five soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) embraced martyrdom during the operations against the local and foreign turbans involved in terrorist activities.

Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Militants suffer casualties in failed attack on NDS patrol in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A murderous Moslem was killed and another one was injured in a failed attack on a patrol of the Afghan Intelligence -- National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The incident took place around 11:00 am local time after in the provincial city of Kandahar, local officials said.

Provincial police front man Zia Durani confirmed that the two gunnies opened fire on NDS patrol in the 3rd police district of Kandahar city.

He said one of the murderous Moslem was killed and another one was detained after sustaining injuries when the NDS personnel returned fire.

According to Durani, an NDS operative also sustained injuries during the shootout and weapons along with ammunition belonging to the assailants were confiscated.

No group including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

Kandahar is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups are actively operting a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
ISIS left terrified as 'mystery sniper KILLS OFF evil group's leadership one by one'
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] A RENEGADE assassin is single-handedly waging war on 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....
jihadis in Libya. The evil forces of Evil fear a sniper is picking off fighters in the group's de facto North African capital of Sirte after three ISIS commanders were reportedly rubbed out from long range in recent weeks.

The sharp shooter is said to have perfected his skills during the 2011 uprising against dictator Colonel Qadaffy. Senior ISIS terror chief Abdullah Hamad Al-Ansari has been named as the latest casualty after he was attacked on January 23 as he left a city centre mosque.

Hamad Abdel Hady, an official in the depraved cult's Sharia court, was also taken out by a sniper's bullet earlier this month. An eye witness told local news website al-Wasat: "A state of terror prevailed among the ISIS ranks after his death.

"They randomly shot in the air to scare inhabitants, while searching for the sniper."
ISIS commanders are so panicked by the murders that they have carried out a number of arrests and executions in a bid to find the marksman.

It is not known if the sniper is working alone or as part of a group of anti-ISIS marksmen. Speculation about the culprit's identity has led to reports that the shooter hails from the neighbouring city of Misrata, which fell under ISIS control last year.

Separate rumours appeared to point the finger at American or European special forces operatives who could be taking out high-profile jihadi targets in Libya.

A crack team of British Special Forces are in Libya preparing the ground for up to 1,000 British troops who have been drafted in to tackle ISIS.

The British deployment of half a dozen elite SAS soldiers will form part of a 6,000-strong army of Americans and Europeans led by the Italian army.

The jihadi group has sought to expand its influence in the lawless north African state in a bid to seize control of Libya's highly lucrative oil fields.

The Mediterranean port city of Sirte, just a few hundred miles from Europe's coastline, is now the de facto base of the jihadist group's Libyan wing.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [419 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The sharp shooter is said to have perfected his skills during the 2011 uprising against dictator Colonel Qadaffy.

So do they know who he is, or are they making more outrageous Arab assumptions?
Posted by: gorb || 01/30/2016 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  It could be a magical Jewish Vulture or a rock. you never know.
Posted by: newc || 01/30/2016 0:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Or an ambitious #2. I'd kill all those first, to be sure
Posted by: Frank G || 01/30/2016 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  ...bearded Spock universe. They do have the beards.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/30/2016 9:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Guess the .338 is working.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/30/2016 10:06 Comments || Top||

#6  I'll be shocked if the sniper is from Libya. I have yet to hear about revenge-sniping against Sharia Law even though there's been plenty of opportunity for years.

Maybe a former Gaddafi soldier?
Posted by: Charles || 01/30/2016 10:51 Comments || Top||

#7  The only thing we know for sure is that the sniper's first name is "Ahmed". Better kill all the guys with that name just to be certain...
Posted by: Steve White || 01/30/2016 11:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Steve White, are you sure? I heard it was Mohammad. Maybe they should kill them both? 8^)
Posted by: Old Patriot || 01/30/2016 17:03 Comments || Top||


Two Egyptian police officers killed by IED in Al-Arish
[AlAhram] Two coppers were killed when an IED went kaboom! inside an armoured vehicle in North Sinai's Al-Arish, the interior ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Five conscripts also suffered minor injuries in the kaboom near Ahmed Orabi school, and were transferred to hospital.

The two officers who were killed held the ranks of first lieutenant and captain.

The ministry said investigations are underway to apprehend the perpetrators.

The army said earlier this month that they had killed 26 "terrorists" in raids in North Sinai as part of the ongoing "Martyr's Right" operation to rid the area of terrorism, which began in September 2015.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Cameroon closes markets along Nigeria border following deadly attacks
[IBTIMES.CO.UK] 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...
has closed most of its markets along the border with north eastern Nigeria following the deadly attacks blamed on 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...
terrorists. Midjiyawa Bakaris, governor of Cameroon's Far North region, said the markets were to remain closed until further notice during a televised speech on Canal 2 International.

Although some have argued it would undermine people's businesses, authorities said the decision was made for security reasons as attackers often disguise themselves as traders and detonate explosives in crowded places such as markets. The move came as government spokesperson Issa Tchiroma Bakary said Cameroon has been attacked at least 30 times since the beginning of the year. In one of the deadliest attacks blamed on Boko Haram, at least 32 people were killed in coordinated kabooms in Bodo, a village near the border with Nigeria, on 25 January 2016.

Two jacket wallahs died on 28 January when they targeted a school in northern Cameroon. No one was reported dead, but a number of people were said to have been injured in the kabooms.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


At Least 10 Dead in NE Nigeria Suicide Bombing
[AnNahar] A child jacket wallah went kaboom! in a market in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
Friday, killing at least 10 people, witnesses said, the latest bloodshed to hit the region, which is plagued by Islamist violence.

They said a huge blast erupted at around midday (1100 GMT) in the crowded market in Gombi in Adamawa state, one of the worst-hit in the seven-year 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...
insurgency.

The blast came after three suicide bombers killed at least 14 people in town of Chibok on Wednesday, where Islamist gunnies kidnapped more than 200 girls in April 2014.

In the latest attack, trader Mustapha Jalo told AFP: "I heard a huge kaboom coming from the grain section, which is at the edge of the market.

"Many of us rushed to the scene and we found carnage. People were scattered everywhere.

"I can say over 10 people died in the kaboom. I can't give precise number of the injured but there are many."

Gombi, which lies about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the state capital, Yola, has been hit several times by Boko Haram attacks, with the most recent taking place in March 2015.

Adamu Ahmad, a security guard at the market, gave a similar account to Jalo, saying the bomber was believed to be a boy aged around 12.

"There was a suicide kaboom at the grain section of the market around midday. The kaboom killed at least 11 people and injured several others," he said.

"The attack was believed to have been carried out by a boy of around 12. Today is market day in Gombi and the market attracts thousands of people from the district."

Following the blast, the market closed down and all the traders returned home, he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Attack on Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia kills 3
[FOXNEWS] Two gunnies wearing suicide bomb belts attacked a Shiite mosque in eastern Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
during Friday prayers, an assault that killed at least three people and one bomber and maimed 18, authorities said.

The attack struck the Imam Reda Mosque in the neighborhood of Mahasen, an area popular with Shiite workers of the state-run Saudi Arabian Oil Co., the world's largest oil-producing firm.

One attacker detonated his explosives, while the other opened fire, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency. The other attacker was stopped by worshippers from blowing himself up, it said.

The dead included two security officers and a civilian, as well as a jacket wallah, authorities said.

In the attack's chaotic aftermath, Saudi police fired assault rifles into the air to drive away an angry mob that surrounded a police car holding a suspected attacker, according to video shot from the scene.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under:


Bangladesh
Shibir men held for plotting religious unrest
[Dhaka Tribune] Police yesterday claimed that they had tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
four leaders of Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
, the radical student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
, from Satkania upazila for instigating religious unrest by tearing off the pages of the Qur'an themselves.

The arrestees are Satkania upazila (east) unit President Raihan Uddin Muhammad Asadullah, Demsha union President Md Riadul Islam alias Niloy, Shibir's Sathee Aminul Islam Tipu and activist Md Arman.

Of them, Riadul gave confessional statement on Tuesday and Raihan on Wednesday before the court of Judicial Magistrate Shiplu Kumar Dey in Chittagong.

Chittagong Superintendent of Police Hafiz Akhtar at a press briefing yesterday said that they had arrested the four on January 21 after carrying out a through investigation.

He said that Riadul and Raihan had confessed that they wanted to put the government in trouble by tearing off pages of the Qur'an and keeping those inside 19 mosques of Satkania and Lohagara upazilas.

Police came to know about the matter on January 14 that pages of the Qur'an were found at the local mosques. Some people even uploaded the photos on Facebook. Police then started a probe into the matter and urged the people not to pay heed to the false allegations.

Hafiz said: "The four were implementing the plan given by the top leaders of Chhatra Shibir. Led by Raihan, they started the operation at Demsha Indrar Dighir Par Boro Masjid on January 9 and did the same on January 10 and 11 in several masques of Satkania."

By blaming others for tearing off the Qur'an, they wanted to instigate an anti-government movement across the country, he added.

Two cases were lodged with Satkania police in this regard. "The police have got the names of several big shots and are now trying to arrest them," the SP added.

Jamaat-Shibir men abusing religion to instigate violence is not new in the country. Several hundred people demonstrated in Badda area in mid-January after some Facebook pages linked to Chhatra Shibir alleged that the Qur'an was burnt by a Hindu man at a local temple. In 2013, temples and houses of the Buddhists in Cox's Bazar were vandalised and torched following a similar propaganda hatched by Jamaat-Shibir men.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [539 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Britain
British mother convicted of joining ISIS in Syria with young child
[REUTERS] A 26-year-old mother who took her toddler son to Syria and posted pictures of him next to a weapon has been convicted of belonging to 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).

Tareena Shakil was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday of joining IS and encouraging terrorism on social media.

The 26-year-old boarded a plane to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
in October 2014 with her one-year-old boy, crossed the border into Syria and spent three months there, West Midlands police said in a statement.

She denied joining IS but detectives said Shakil had become a member of the Death Eater group and was set to become a jihadi bride.

A photograph uncovered by police showed her posing in Syria underneath an IS flag. She left the country in January 2015, although it is not known why, the statement added.

She was jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
by counter-terrorism officers when she returned to Britannia on Feb. 18 after landing at Heathrow Airport. The child was taken into care.

"Tareena Shakil had self-radicalized by viewing Death Eater material on the internet, before leaving the UK," said Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale in the statement.

"Our assessment is that she was not naïve. She had absolutely clear intentions when she left the UK, sending tweets encouraging the public to commit acts of terrorism here and then taking her young child to join Daesh [Islamic State] (IS) in Syria.

"Photographs seized from her phone showed Ms Shakil posing with a firearm and wearing a Daesh [Islamic State] balaclava. Another showed a rucksack with a Daesh [Islamic State] logo and person holding a handgun. These were taken while she was in Syria."

Security services estimate some 600 Britons have joined the ranks of Islamic State and other myrmidon groups in Syria and Iraq, many of them crossing via Turkey. About half are believed to have returned to Britannia.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Send her back.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/30/2016 8:58 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish forces come under fire from ISIS along Syrian border
[Rudaw] Turkish soldiers clearing mines along its border with ISIS-controlled Syrian territory came under fire on Thursday.

Dogan news agency reported that there were no casualties on the Turkish side. ISIS bullets hit buildings near the border crossing in the southeastern Turkish town of Karkamis. The Turks returned fire with artillery and tanks.

Fire emanating from ISIS-controlled parts of Syria struck Turkish territory last January 18 in Kilis Province. On that occasion a school was hit killing a woman and injuring a student. The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
responded by bombarding ISIS positions with artillery the following day.
It seems odd that ISIS would shoot at them while they were easing access across the border.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Body of missing polio worker found
LANDIKOTAL: Bullet-riddled body of missing polio Supervisor Shah Faisal was recovered from Regi area on Friday.

Jamrud Political Tehsildar Asmatullah Wazir told that Shah Faisal who is a resident of Shah Kas was serving as area supervisor with health department and he went missing two days ago. He said that unidentified miscreants shot dead the polio supervisor and dumped his body in Regi area of Peshawar that share border with Jamrud, Khyber Agency.

Family members of the slain polio worker said that two days ago they had received his last phone call from Karkhano Market and then he went missing. Reason behind the blind murder could not be ascertained and investigation is in progress.
Posted by: badanov || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You cant help these mutherfuckers
Posted by: chris || 01/30/2016 22:27 Comments || Top||

#2  well you can, but this is what happens when you do...
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 01/30/2016 23:43 Comments || Top||


Suspected terrorist held in Hangu
HANGU: A suspected terrorist was arrested during a search operation by security forces in Hangu on Friday.

On a tip-off, the security forces conducted a raid at a house in the Mirbah Khel area of Kurram Agency and arrested a suspected terrorist who was linked to a banned terrorist outfit.

The security forces also recovered 10 landmines from the suspect’s possession. The identity of the suspect was not disclosed.
Posted by: badanov || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:


Grenade lobbed at Rangers checkpost, market in Karachi
KARACHI: Attackers hurled a hand grenade at a Rangers checkpost in North Nazimabad area here on Friday, police said.

SSP Central Muqaddas Haider said attackers threw the grenade on a Rangers checkpost from over a bridge in North Nazimabad's Block B however, Rangers personnel remained unhurt.

The bomb went off with a loud explosion spreading fear and panic in the area.

A contingent of Rangers cordoned off the area after the blast.

According to Bomb Disposal Squad, it was a home made grenade and 250 grams of explosive material was used in its making, DawnNews reported.

Later in the day, a hand grenade was thrown in Liaquatabad supermarket which exploded with a loud bang.

No injuries were reported in this incident, SSP Muqaddas said.

Law-enforcement personnel are regularly targeted in Karachi, where an extensive ‘operation’ against criminal elements was initiated back in September 2013.

Karachi operation was launched after the federal cabinet empowered Rangers to lead a targeted advance with the support of police against criminals already identified by federal military and civilian agencies for their alleged involvement in targeted killings, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism in Karachi.
Posted by: badanov || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:


Rangers chief discloses arrest of Taliban leader
KARACHI: Sindh Rangers Director General Major Gen Bilal Akbar disclosed on Friday the arrest of an important Taliban leader to establish his claim about recent success made by the paramilitary force in the targeted operation in Karachi as well as restoration of peace to a large extent. But at the same time he rejected the idea of direct role in governance, saying “it’s not our job”.

The Rangers chief made the disclosure at an academic conference — Politik 2016 — organised by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) at its campus in the University of Karachi.

According to the participants, Major Gen Akbar first highlighted the role of his force, the “successful results” achieved and challenges of the Karachi operation and then answered some “harsh” questions in detail and “quite frankly”.

Other panellists in the discussion were Zubair Habib of the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) and journalist Zarrar Khuhro. Since the media was not invited to the event, details of the discussion came in bits through the participants of the hours-long session.

“Even political parties have recognised the fact that the ratio of crime in Karachi has gone incredibly down due to this operation,” one of the participants quoted the Rangers chief as saying. “We have busted criminal gangs and arrested a number of assassins and dozens of militants during the operation which led to peace in the city. Only recently we have arrested a key leader of Taliban who was operating under three fake identities.

“His arrest is a big achievement and it suggests our strong ground intelligence and operational capability.”

According to the participants, the Rangers DG shared with them two names – Dawood Mehsood and Bilal Mehsood – of the Taliban leader who, he said, had multiple identities to deceive law enforcement and intelligence agencies, but did not disclose the area from where he was arrested.

An interesting situation, a participant said, emerged when someone from the audience put a question to Major Gen Akbar. He took a second to reply, explaining the job of his force was law enforcement and not governance.

“You have been so active during these days while eliminating crime and looking into other ills of society, so why don’t you take over and directly take up the governance issues,” the participant quoted the questioner as saying.

“I am sad to hear your question,” the Rangers chief retorted. “We are here with a purpose. Our job is to provide security and enforce law. Governance is not our job.”

MEETINGS: Later in the day, the Rangers chief met Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan at the Governor’s House and discussed with him law and order and the Karachi operation.

“The meeting reiterated that action against criminals will be intensified and the province cleansed of criminals so that a complete and lasting peace could be ensured,” said a statement issued by the Governor’s House.

It was busy a day for civil and military leaderships. Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar held separate meetings with the governor and Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.

During his meeting at the CM House, the corps commander discussed with the chief minister issues relating to implementation of the National Action Plan and the operation against terrorists.

According to a statement issued by the CM House, the two also discussed implementation of decisions taken by the apex committee to further tighten the noose around terrorists.

The chief minister said he had approved the establishment of another 10 anti-terrorism courts in Karachi and the interior ministry had been requested to direct wireless broadband companies to undertake biometric registration of their customers.

The statement said the corps commander had expressed satisfaction over the implementation of the apex committee’s decisions and said that with the strengthening of the prosecution system, terrorists would not be able to get away.

Published in Dawn, January 30th, 2016
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Militant killed in Lolab
[Daily Excelsior] A murderous Moslem was killed in a fierce shootout that broke out between Death Eaters and security forces in Lolab area of North Kashmire this evening after security forces launched an operation.

Police said that acting on specific information about presence of at least 2-3 Death Eaters of Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) in Lohar Mohalla, Dardpora in the frontier district of Kupwara, 28 Rashtirya Rifles of Army and Special SOG Kupwara launched a joint operation this evening.

Reports said that during the cordon, Death Eaters fired on the security forces leading to a shootout in which one murderous Moslem was killed and one AK-47 rifle was recovered from the dead murderous Moslem.

The cordon around the village was strengthened. The freak weather is hampering the operations as it was snowing in the area.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Civil society seeks registration of case against Lal Masjid cleric
[DAWN] ISLAMABAD: Two separate complaints have been lodged by civil society representatives with Aabpara police, for the registration of a case against Lal Masjid
...literally the Red Mosque, located in Islamabad and frequented by all sorts of high govt officials. The proprietors, Ghazi Abdul Rasheed and Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi, unleashed their Islamic storm troopers on the city, shutting down whorehouses and beating people up who weren't devout enough. The Musharraf govt put an end to the nonsense by besieging the place. Abdul Aziz Ghazi was nabbed while he was trying to escape dressed up like a girl. BBC reported that the corpse count at 173, but other claims, usually hysterical, say there were up to 1000 titzup. Among their number was Abdul Rashid Ghazi. Everyone then said tut-tut and what a nice guy he had been...
holy man Maulana Abdul Aziz
...nutball holy man who runs the Lal Masjid in the heart of Pakistain's capital. After instigating a rebellion against the state in 2007, he was caught trying to sneak away dressed in a burka. He rejects democracy as un-Islamic, which it probably is...
on Friday.

One of the complaints, lodged by Khurram Zaki, stated that Maulana Aziz and Jamia Hafsa
... the Islamic nunnery maintained by Lal Masjid....
-Lal Masjid recently released a video message which was well distributed over social media (a CD of the video was attached to the application), in which the holy man attempted to incite sectarian hatred and violence against Shia Muslims by blaming them for leading the civil society campaign against him and Lal Masjid-Jamia Hafsa.

The complaint said he also accused Inter-Services Intelligence
...the Pak military intelligence agency that controls the military -- heads of ISI typically get promoted into the Chief of Army Staff position. It serves as a general command center for favored turban groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, tries to influence the politix of neighboring countries, and carries out a (usually) low-level war against India in Kashmir...
(ISI) and its officials of supporting and promoting a sectarian agenda by trying to concoct false and fabricated evidence against him. He specifically accused an unnamed serving brigadier in the agency, who he claimed belongs to the Shia sect, the complaint added.

It stated that such allegations are obvious and deliberate attempts from his side to malign and divide the national institution on sectarian lines, by fomenting sectarian hatred among the rank and file of the intelligence agency. It went on to say that such attempts to scandalise ISI falls out of the fair perimetres of genuine academic criticism of the wrongdoings of any state institution as no evidence was put forward to support his allegations.

The complaint said that "request was made to lodge and register an FIR against Molvi Aziz under ATA (Anti-Terrorism Act), including sections 6 and 8 and PPA (Protection of Pakistain Act) (Scheduled Offence II) and other appropriate sections of CrPC and other relevant laws and arrest him accordingly."

Another complaint was lodged by Mohammad Jibran Nasir, which stated that a video was uploaded on the internet by unidentified students of Jamia Hafsa, which was also aired by an ARY news channel, which he also saw.

In the video, students pledged support to the banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
Daesh [Islamic State] -- otherwise known as 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 or ISIL -- and asked it to avenge the Pak military's operations against the late Osama bin Laden
... who is no longer with us, and won't be again...
, Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa.

Ume Hassan, the chief patron of Jamia Hafsa, and Maulana Aziz, also commended Daesh [Islamic State] in their video messages, the complaint said, and expressed their desire for caliphate in Pakistain, and confirmed that the students had 'invited' Daesh [Islamic State].

The complaint added that, in an interview with a newspaper, they said that the students recorded the video message with their permission.

The complaint stated that a terrorist organization called Insarul Islam, which pledged allegiance to Daesh [Islamic State] in August 2014, was operating out of a training camp named after Maulana Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, Maulana Aziz's brother.

The complaint said such acts were a declaration of war against Pakistain, as well as a conspiracy and threat. It said a case should be registered against those mentioned, including the students.

Aabpara police said they have received the complaints and would send them to the police prosecution department for its legal opinion. They said the matter was sensitive, and advice would also be taken from the political corridor before any action is taken in response to the complaint.

In January 2015, capital police started the paperwork but haven't done much else over the video of Jamia Hafsa students, and was given a green light from the prosecution department, a police official said on condition of anonymity. However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
the official said that when permission was sought from the political corridor, they were denied.

Lal Masjid spokesperson Ehtesham Ahmed said: "In my opinion, cases would not be registered in response to the two complaints, as I hope."

Regarding the complaint by Mr Nasir, he said the students in the video inviting Daesh [Islamic State] had completed their studies at Jamia Hafsa and had left the seminary. He said they were not students at the time the video was recorded and had nothing to do with Jamia Hafsa.

He said the police may identify them and register a case against them, but Maulana Aziz and Ume Hassan never invited Daesh [Islamic State] and there was no evidence against them in this regard.

Regarding the complaint by Mr Zaki, he said: "According to my information, the police already examined and watched the video, and did not find any hate speech."
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Zhob suicide blast injures five
[DAWN] At least three security personnel, a civilian and a minor were maimed in a suicide kaboom at the entrance of a military cantonment compound in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
's Zhob district on Friday, officials said.

A jacket wallah rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the gate of the compound, said Deputy Commissioner Nazar Muhammad Khetran, adding that the "intensity of the blast rocked the entire city."

He said police and other law enforcers responded swiftly, and shifted the injured to a military-run hospital.

The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) Masood group grabbed credit for the attack.

A heavy contingent of security forces' personnel reached the blast site and cordoned off the area.

Zhob is considered to be one of the sensitive districts of Balochistan since it borders the country's volatile tribal belt. It is also considered to be a transit point for bandidos bully boyz sneaking in from neighbouring Afghanistan and the tribal belt of Pakistain.
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Iraq
Electricity supply in Iraq's Kurdistan region hit by blast
[Ynet] A pipeline for gas used to generate around half the electricity in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region was blown up on Friday, knocking out power, a police chief and electricity official told Rooters.

The kaboom struck the pipeline in the Qader Karam district of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
according to police chief Serhad Qader, who said it was caused by two homemade bombs.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS executes dozens of its own militants for attempting dissidence
ERBIL – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has executed more than 20 of its own militants for trying to flee jihad in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh, local sources reported on Saturday.

ISIS captured a group of its militants who tried to escape the battlefront in Mosul city of Nineveh province, and executed them in public in a bid to terrorize its members who may leave their posts in the war-torn region.

“The dissidents were arrested at a checkpoint in the vicinity of Mosul on Friday evening. After being identified as fighters who have left their positions at the fighting front in western Mosul, they were transferred to the Sharia Court for prosecution,” a local media activist, who spoke to ARA News on condition of anonymity, cited an ISIS official as saying.

“Subsequent to a brief interrogation, the Sharia Court decided to behead the dissidents on charges of treason,” the source reported.

The jihadis were beheaded in central Mosul in front of hundreds of people, mostly ISIS members and commanders.

“Witnessing the brutal punishment has caused a state of panic among the members of the group,” the source reported.

ISIS considers any of its jihadis who leaves his post without a permission as a traitor and enemy of its alleged Caliphate.

Escaping Jihad as ‘High Treason’

This is not the first time that ISIS executes its own militants on charges of treason.

On December 20, 2015, the extremist group has beheaded ten militant fighters convicted of ‘high treason’ for evacuating their post at the battlefront without the group’s permission.

“The militants were found guilty for evacuating a post at the battlefront, where clashes took place between them and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces,” local media activist Abdullah al-Mallah told ARA News.

Six of the executed militants were identified as Syrian nationals, while the rest were Western jihadis, according to an informed source in Baaj district.

“The Sharia Court of Mosul decided to behead them in front of hundreds of ISIS members in order to prevent others from taking such a move without the permission of their military leadership,” the source added.

On November 15, 2015, ISIS executed 73 militant fighters for escaping battles with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Shingal (Sinjar) district in northern Iraq.

“Under the request of the group’s alleged caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, some 73 ISIS militants, who apparently fled the fighting front with the Peshmerga forces in the Yezidi region of Shingal, were executed,” Kurdish official Saeed Mamozini said, adding that the executions were carried out by firing squad south of Mosul.
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#1  I figure any day now we'll read about ISIS officers & NCOs being killed by their own men.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 01/30/2016 2:40 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Chereck Glusomp3539 || 01/30/2016 8:11 Comments || Top||

#3  "... shy creatures except when a hundred or more may dry gulch a lone farmer or hunter..."
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 01/30/2016 8:38 Comments || Top||

#4  They'Re good at enslaving children, too!
Posted by: gorb || 01/30/2016 10:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Understand the sentiment. But let's not go there...okay?
Posted by: Thumper Mussolini5075 || 01/30/2016 11:35 Comments || Top||

#6  "... shy creatures except when a hundred or more may dry gulch a lone farmer or hunter..."

Bored of the Rings!
Posted by: Pappy || 01/30/2016 18:43 Comments || Top||


Kurds hit Syrian Army checkpoint in Aleppo
KOBANE – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) bombed on Friday a security checkpoint for forces loyal to president Basahr al-Assad in Syria’s Aleppo, killing and wounding a number of security troops.

At least four pro-Assad security members were killed and seven others injured under mortar shells fired by the YPG fighters in Aleppo.

The YPG leadership said in a statement that the operation comes in response to Syrian airstrikes that hit the Kurdish-populated district of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo.

On Wednesday, the Syrian regime’s air force hit Sheikh Maqsoud district with several barrel bombs, killing and wounding a number of civilians. At least five people were killed, including two children, and nine others were injured in the regime’s bombardment in the Kurdish district.

“Any group attacks peaceful civilians should face justice. All pro-Assad troops will be a target if they continue striking Kurdish areas with barrel bombs or other weapons,” the YPG leadership said in a statement on Friday evening.

Sheikh Maqsoud has been under the control of the Kurdish YPG forces since Aleppo turned into a war zone nearly four years ago.

The YPG has repeatedly clashed with Islamist fighters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front in the vicinity of Sheikh Maqsoud, as the Kurdish forces have been trying to defend the district against al-Qaeda offensives. This was the first time that the Syrian air force hit the Sheikh Maqsoud district with barrel bombs.
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Arsal Residents Flee to Baalbek as Deadly Nusra-IS Clashes Renew in Outskirts
[AnNahar] Fierce festivities renewed at noon Friday between the al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front and 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....
rival jihadist groups in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal, state-run National News Agency reported.

The violent fighting has left several bully boyz dead and maimed from both groups.

The festivities spread to most areas in Arsal's outskirts and in Syria's Qalamoun where al-Nusra and IS have posts.

NNA said there was ongoing fighting in al-Zamarani, Wadi al-Kheil, Khirbet al-Hosn, Qurnet al-Oueini, al-Malahi, Dahr al-Lizzabeh and al-Jarajir.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wrecked scow, Agent 49 felt gingerly for his head. It was still there. He had been hoping differently...
the town of Arsal was witnessing "tensions between the residents and the hard boys," the agency reported.

It also said the Lebanese army went on alert in the area and was intermittently shelling movements by the bully boyz in Ras Baalbek's outskirts.

Later on Friday, NNA said the IS-Nusra festivities in Arsal's outskirts have resulted in the "death of five Nusra bully boyz and the capture of six" at the hands of the IS.

The IS has also seized control of a Nusra camp between the areas of al-Malahi and Khirbet Hamam, the agency added.

Several IS bully boyz were also killed in the fighting, including a bigwig called Abou Maria, NNA said.

Expecting a nighttime intensification of the battles, several Arsal residents fled to the Bekaa city of Baalbek where they have relatives, the agency reported.

A truce had been reached overnight between the two jihadists groups, according to media reports.

The Lebanese army has shelled the posts and movements of both groups during the festivities between them in recent days.

Several-Nusra bully boyz were killed or maimed overnight when the army targeted their vehicle that was moving in Arsal's outskirts.

According to al-Akhbar newspaper, the jihadist fighting first erupted after al-Nusra launched a surprise attack against the IS group along the Lebanese-Syrian border as a result of the siege laid by the Lebanese army and 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...
against the two groups.

The festivities, which have left scores dead and injured, have been described as the bloodiest between the rival holy warriors.

The bully boyz of al-Nusra and the IS clash with the army occasionally but a major confrontation erupted in August 2014 when the two groups overran Arsal.
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