A number of unidentified gunmen shot dead Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, a journalist, in Nangarhar on Friday night.
The incident took place in Surkhrod district of the province, when Khaksar was on his way home.
Khaksar's family members and the journalists' union in Nangarhar called on local officials to arrest the assailants.
Khaksar was working for Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) and was also a writer.
"We didn't have enmity with anyone. His (Khaksar's) only work was media and his weapon was his pen and white paper," said Abdul Mohammad, Khaksar's brother.
Zamir, his other brother, said: "Khaksar was not only our brother. He was Nangarhar's voice and Nangarhar's voice has been cut. We didn't have personal enmity with anyone."
Meanwhile, the provincial governor, Salim Khan Kunduzi, said that President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah have assigned local security organizations to bring the assailants to book.
"The president, the CEO and National Security Advisor, Hanif Atmar, contacted me and they also sent their condolence letters. They directed security organizations to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators of this oppression to justice," he said.
He vowed that Zubair Khaksar's killers will be arrested soon.
Fighters belonging to the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al shabaab attacked Qoryoley district, prompting hours long fight with Somali Government troops there, an official said. Confirming the incident, Qoryoley district commissioner Mohamed Hajji, told Radio Shabelle that Somali National Army (SNA) resisted fiercely and the town is still under the government control.
Qoryoley residents have also confirmed the attack and said SNA soldiers are in control of the town which lies 120 kilometers north west of Somali capital, Mogadishu.
[Ynet] Rwandan police have placed in durance vile Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! several people suspected of being linked 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.... , less than a week after the police potted a preacher accused of encouraging youths to join the murderous Moslem group.
Police declined to say exactly how many people were arrested but said at least some of the suspects they had been pursuing had fled the country.
On Monday, police detained Muhammad Mugemangango, the deputy imam at Kigali's Kimironko Mosque, and accused him of recruiting for the Islamic State, which is fighting in Iraq and Syria.
Mugemangango was shot and killed while attempting to escape, police said.
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The Interior Ministry on Saturday named the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a mosque in al-Ahsa region during Friday prayers eastern Saudi Arabia, killing himself and four other people.
The ministry identified the bomber as Saudi citizen, 22-year old Abdulrahman Abdullah Suleiman al-Tuwaijiri, the state-owned Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said citing the statement.
The statement added that it would announce the name of the second suicide bomber later, who is currently being treated at hospital after being shot at by police during the Friday attack.
On Friday, Saudi authorities prevented two suicide bombers from entering Imam Rida Mosque in Mahasen neighborhood in al-Ahsa region.
"When security men stopped them, one blew himself up at the entrance of the mosque and there was an exchange of fire with the other. He was wounded and arrested wearing an explosive belt," the spokesman said.
Residents said security forces were exchanging gunfire with five suspects.
Eastern regions of Saudi Arabia have been on alert after ISIS claimed two attacks Shia mosques last year.
In August, a suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in an attack on a mosque used by members of a local security force in southwest Saudi Arabia. In May, a suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers at a mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh in eastern Saudi Arabia, killing at least 21 and wounding 81 others
strategic Saudi Post of Jabal al-Doud in the border area of Jizan.
Field sources said that the allied forces are in full control of the strategic post wich overlooks several Saudi posts in the area.Jabal al-Doud
The Yemeni military media also released video showing the Saudi posts seized by the army and the committees. The footage also shows bodies of Saudi soldiers killed during battles with the allied forces.
The video below, meanwhile, shows several Saudi vehicles destroyed after being targeted by Yemeni rockets.
The Yemeni army and the popular committees seized large amounts of weapons after the Saudi forces fled the area.
CAIRO: Gunmen from Yemen's Houthi movement detained a local journalist and five activists after a raid on an apartment in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, activists said, the latest detention of a reporter in the war-ravaged country.
The gunmen stormed the apartment at dawn and took journalist Nabil Al-Sharabi and the activists to an unknown location. The Houthis had fired guns when the men attempted to escape, activists said.
Representatives of the Iran-allied Houthi movement were not immediately reachable for comment. Human Rights Watch says the Houthis have detained numerous political opposition figures, activists, and journalists.
Sharabi, the detained journalist, had worked for local daily Akhbar Al-Youm, which the Houthis closed down after taking control of Sanaa in 2014. The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate says the Houthis have been holding 12 other journalists for several months after accusing them of acting against the movement and of supporting Hadi's government.
Yemen is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The group said last week that at least 17 journalists and media workers were being held hostage in Yemen by armed groups including the Houthis.
Separately, a suicide bombing killed seven people and wounded seven others Friday night in Aden, the second deadly attack in as many days in Yemen’s second city, medics and security sources said.
The bombing targeted a police checkpoint not far from Thursday’s suicide attack that killed eight people
A suicide bombing killed seven people and wounded seven others on Friday night in Aden – the second deadly attack in as many days in Yemen’s second city, medics and security sources said.
The bombing targeted a police checkpoint not far from the site of a suicide attack on Thursday that killed eight people, including soldiers and civilians, outside the presidential palace in the city, the sources said. A hospital spokesman confirmed that seven people were killed in Friday’s bombing.
There was no immediate claim of responsiblity for the attack but the Islamic State group said it was responsible for Thursday’s bombing.
President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi was in the palace at the time of Thursday’s attack but unharmed, a government official said.
Aden has become the temporary headquarters of Hadi’s government as it battles to retake large parts of Yemen from Shia Houthi rebels.
[IsraelTimes] Police had bolstered presence in Stockholm after learning forces of Evil planned 'aggression on unaccompanied migrant minors'
Dozens of masked men believed to belong to neo-Nazi gangs carried out a number of assaults on migrants in Stockholm overnight amid rising tension over immigration, Swedish police said Saturday.
Police had beefed up their presence in the city center, deploying anti-riot and helicopter units after learning that forces of Evil were planning "aggression on unaccompanied migrant minors" in the city late on Friday.
"I was passing by and saw a masked group dressed in black... start hitting foreigners. I saw three people molested," the Aftonbladet daily quoted one witness as saying.
Police front man Towe Hagg said by midday police had not received any complaints of assault but one 46-year-old man was tossed in the slammer Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try! after striking a plain clothed officer.
Three further people were briefly detained for public order offenses and one more faces charges for carrying a knife.
As many as 100 people, their faces covered, had descended in the early evening on the Sergels Torg pedestrian square, a popular meeting point for young people, including unaccompanied migrants.
Aftonbladet quoted witnesses as saying the masked group targeted "people of foreign appearance" and handed out leaflets urging the infliction of "deserved punishment on children of the North African street."
Internet site Nordfront, an online forum for the neo-Nazi SMR movement, said its "sources" had revealed that around "100 hooligans" from the AIK and Djurgarden football clubs had gathered Friday in order to "sort out the criminals coming in from North Africa."
After initially taking a generous stance on migration -- the country of 9.8 million is among the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... states with the highest proportion of refugees per capita -- Sweden has in recent days said it expects to expel tens of thousands of people over several years as it struggles to cope with the influx.
The number of new migrants entering the country has plunged since Stockholm introduced systematic photo ID checks on travellers on January 4.
The toughening of policy comes against a backdrop of rising concern over conditions in the country's overcrowded asylum facilities, and officials called for greater security after an employee at a refugee center for unaccompanied youths was fatally stabbed earlier this week.
The 22-year-old Swedish refugee shelter worker was killed Monday by a teenage male asylum seeker in the western Swedish coastal town of Molndal, near Gothenburg, authorities said.
According to the Daily Mail, the youth allegedly stabbed Alexandra Mezher on Monday morning at a shelter for unaccompanied teenage migrant minors. She succumbed to her injuries in hospital.
The incident marks the latest in a string of high-profile attacks, including sexual assaults, that authorities in Stockholm and elsewhere in the country have ascribed to asylum-seeking young men from Middle Eastern countries.
KOHAT: Security forces on Saturday rounded up 27 suspects including two Afghan refugees in Kohat.
According to police, search operations were conducted in Jarma, Shur, Gul, Kohat University Road and adjourning areas. The detainees have been shifted to undisclosed locations for further investigations.
SARGODHA: An unmanned aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed after a technical glitch developed in it on Saturday.
Sources said that the drone was on a routine flight in the 106-northern area of Sargodha when it encountered a mechanical fault and crashed. PAF officials and police reached the site after getting information of the incident.
The personnel cordoned off the area. A large number of locals also gathered at the crash site.
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A police source revealed on Saturday, that eight ISIS members were killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition on ISIS headquarters in western Kirkuk.
The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation shelled, at noon today, a number of ISIS headquarters including a check point belonging to ISIS near al-Aziziya Village in Hawija District, killing eight ISIS members and destructing five tactical units in al-Riyad and al-Abasi areas.”
The source added on condition of anonymity, “The air strikes were accurate and managed to destruct the targets belonging to ISIS.”
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A source in Kirkuk police announced on Saturday, that 16 members of the so-called ISIS had been either killed or wounded in aerial bombardments carried out the international coalition aviation south and west of Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad).
The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, international coalition aircrafts carried out air strikes on ISIS sites in al-Riyad and al-Rashad areas south of Kirkuk and al-Zab area west of Kirkuk, killing five ISIS members and injuring eleven others,” adding that, “The international coalition aircrafts are continuing to target ISIS strongholds in the areas of its influence.”
Noteworthy, ISIS controls the southern and western areas of Kirkuk, including al-Hawija, al-Zab, al-Riyad, al-Abasi and al-Rashad areas.
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Saturday, Anti-Terrorism Bureau announced, that the so-called ISIS Wali of Kirkuk was killed in an air strike carried out by the international coalition in al-Zap area in northern Salahuddin, while emphasized that two ISIS senior leaders were also killed in the air strike.
The Bureau’s Spokesman Sabbah al-Noman stated, “The international coalition has carried out an air strike on a gathering of ISIS in al-Zap area in al-Sharqat District, killing Mohamed al-Wazeery (Abu Eman) who was also known as ISIS Wali of Kirkuk,” pointing out that, “The later was a senior Officer in the former Intelligence Bureau.”
Noman added, “The air strike also killed the so-called Abu John the Commander of the special operations in ISIS, as well as a Libyan leader called Abu Mohamed and the Chechen leader Abu Asaad.”
(IraqiNews.com) Salahaddin – A source in al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Salahuddin Province announced on Friday, that the so-called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed ten people in Sharqat District on charges of cooperation with the Iraqi security forces.
The source stated, “ISIS militants arrested ten people in Sharqat District in Salahuddin Province on charges of cooperation with the security forces and rising the Iraqi flag.”
The source, on condition of anonymity, added: “After a mock trial, ISIS legitimate Ruler decided to execute the ten detainees,” pointing out that, “They were shot dead in public in the Military Neighborhood south of Sharqat District.”
Noteworthy the joint forces managed to liberate the city of Tikrit in the 31st of March 2015, while continued their advance to expel ISIS from the whole province, after liberating Baiji (40 km north of Tikrit) in November 2015.
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province said on Saturday, that 15 ISIS elements had been killed in an aerial bombing by the international coalition that took place west of the province.
The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This evening, warplanes of the international coalition bombed the ISIS communications headquarters in Tal-Afar District (65 km west of Nineveh), resulting in the destruction of the building and killing 15 ISIS elements.”
The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added, “The international coalition aviation bombarded several ISIS sites in the eastern and western axes and destructed them completely.”
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, a security source announced, that 17 fighters of the so-called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by the Iraqi Army Aviation in western Ramadi.
The source said in an interview, “The Army Aviation shelled a number of ISIS hideouts and headquarters northeast of Baghdadi area (90 km west of Ramadi),” adding that, “The shelling has resulted in the killing of 17 members, while inflicted heavy material losses on ISIS.”
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Head of Khalediya District Council, Ali Dawood, announced on Saturday, that the Iraqi army forces entered into the area of al-Sajariyah from the western and southern axes, while pointed out to the killing of a number of ISIS militants.
Dawood said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi army forces, with support from the international coalition and the Iraqi Army Aviation, had managed to enter into al-Sajariyah (east of Ramadi) from the western and southern axes of the area.”
Dawood also added, “ISIS suffered human and material losses in the area of al-Sufiyah after killing a number of its elements,” pointing out that, “The army forces are continuously advancing to liberate the area completely.”
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar said on Saturday, that the so-called ISIS Wali of Anah District had been killed, along with five of his aides, during internal clashes between ISIS elements west of Ramadi.
The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Yesterday evening, violent clashes broke out between ISIS elements and their leaders near the area of al-Sakran west of Haditha City (160 km west of Ramadi), resulting in the death of ISIS Wali of Anah District, known as Abu Hamza, along with five of his aides.”
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Friday destroying two ISIS shelters in an aerial bombardment by the international coalition north of Ramadi.
Mahalawi said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation, in coordination with Anbar Operations, bombarded two ISIS shelters in al-Ramadi Island north of the city,” pointing out that, “The aerial bombing resulted in destructing the two shelters, in addition to killing all ISIS elements inside them.”
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Baghdad Operations Command announced on Friday, that dozens of terrorists were either killed or wounded in a different security operations in the capital.
The Command stated, “The Security forces from Baghdad Operations Command backed by the Iraqi Army Aviation, Iraqi Air Force and the international coalition aviation continued to shell the hideouts of the terrorists and managed to kill 16 terrorists and wounded 33 others, while destructed seven vehicles and 22 hideouts belonging to the terrorists, as well as dismantling 37 improvised explosive devices in Albu Shagl and al-Naeimiya areas in western Bagdad.
The statement added, “A force from the army’s 2nd brigade managed to kill three terrorists and drowned their boat in western Baghdad,” pointing out that, “A force from the army’s 1st brigade managed to kill two terrorists and wounded one other in western Baghdad.”
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday, that 11 people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast south of Baghdad.
The source told IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an explosive device exploded near a popular cafe in Zaafaraniya District south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine others.”
The source added: “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while a raid was carried out to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Saturday, that the security forces managed to dismantle an improvised explosive device (IED) in central Baghdad without causing any casualties.
The source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an engineering force belonging to the Intelligence Agency managed to dismantle an improvised explosive device that was emplaced on the road side in the area of al-Fadl in central Baghdad without causing any casualties.”
“The force cordoned off the area and prevented approaching it, while opened an investigation into the incident,” the source also added.
[IsraelTimes] Terror group acknowledges man was killed during 'jihad mission' after local media claimed he was a drowned fisherman
Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, commando was killed Friday overnight during an operation of the coast of the Gazoo Strip, Hamas's military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades announced Saturday. He wasn't wearing underpants.
The group said Hamdi a-Sultan was killed during a "jihad mission."
Paleostinian media in Gazoo had previously reported that a-Sultan was a fisherman who fell off his boat and drowned. His body has yet to be recovered.
Hamas is rebuilding its tunnel infrastructure and restocking its weapons stockpiles in Gazoo, in preparation for its next conflict with Israel.
The terror group has more than 1,000 people working around the clock, six days a week, to dig attack tunnels under the border and into Israel, with the group believing it can use the tunnels to carry out an "opening strike" against Israel in any future round of fighting.
Many in the organization believe that maintaining the status quo is untenable in Gazoo, where rising unemployment and poverty rates, closed borders, and the erratic supply of electrical power could damage Hamas's ability to survive, particularly in light of the Egyptian embargo and the cutback in support from Iran.
Gazoo has never been in such a bad humanitarian situation, residents say, calling it much more difficult than it was on the eve of the last war in 2014.
Gazoo has never been in such a bad humanitarian situation
Consequences for being seething assholes bent on killing Jooos. Maybe this is gonna be your natural environment for the rest of your lives. Personally, if were the IDF, I'd kill as many as I need to to permanently put this rabid dog down
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Gazoo has never been in such a bad humanitarian situation
[IsraelTimes] Police detain two East Jerusalem minors suspected of attacking 17-year-old near the Damascus Gate
17-year-old Israeli youth was lightly maimed Saturday afternoon in a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Israeli was said to be lightly maimed in the back in the attack, which occurred on Sultan Suleiman Street at around 5:35 p.m.
A police spokeswoman said two Jewish youths were attacked in Jerusalem by two Paleostinian minors. "One was lightly maimed and the other managed to escape and alert the police," she said.
The two attackers expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, prompting a manhunt.
Police later announced the detention of two minors, both residents of East Jerusalem, who matched the descriptions of the attackers. The two were handed over for interrogation. Both are apparently aged 15, Channel 2 television said.
Police continued the manhunt, however, and did not immediately confirm that the two youths in detention were the attackers. The police also distributed an image of one of the attackers.
[Mindanao Examiner] Abu Sayyaf militants detonated a homemade bomb at a karaoke bar popular with soldiers in the southern Philippines. Officials said the explosion damaged the bar in Busbus village in Jolo town, but there were no one was harmed.
The attack late Thursday was carried out by two men who were seen entering the bar with a bag and left moments later before the blast.
The attack occurred despite a tight military and police security in the town following a foiled bombing of a police car parked by a busy area in Jolo. Two men on motorcycle left a bomb on the patrol car while it was parked in the village of Kasalamatan late Wednesday. A civilian, who spied the improvised bomb, reported it to the military which immediately radioed the police before it blew up. A witness said two men on a motorcycle left a backpack and hurriedly left.
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[Gulf Today] Three Philippine soldiers were killed in a clash with New People's Army militants in Kalinga province in northern Luzon. The military said the slain troops were on patrol on Tuesday night when they clashed with the rebels in a mountain village.
In a separate development, NPA militants raided the office of the Del Monte Philippines Incorporated pineapple plantation and set fire to vehicles and equipment in Tanglad City, Misamis Oriental. Police chief Arnold Gaabucayan said no injuries were reported in the attack but the militants torched, among others, a bulldozer and a Hummer-type vehicle before fleeing.
Gaabucayan suspected the raid could be in retaliation for the refusal of Del Monte officials to pay monthly "protection money" to the NPA, which is the armed component of the Communist Party of the Philippines that has waging a Maoist-style insurgency for more than 45 years, the longest in Asia and the Pacific.
Not content that Russia was concentrating its deadly efforts first on Assad's smaller and less successful foes, and only incidentally destroying oil transport trucks, etc., ISIS demands Russia turn its full attention in their direction.
[Ynet] Car bomb and two jacket wallahs explode near grave of the holy Zaynab, the daughter of the Imam Ali, where Hezbollah and other Shi'ite militias gather; ISIS claims responsibility for attack.
At least 60 people were killed and dozens maimed on Sunday in a terror attack at a southern district of Damascus where Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located.
There were three kabooms near the Tomb of the holy Zaynab, the daughter of Ali ibn Abi Taleb, the cousin of Prophet Mohammed whom Shi'ites consider the rightful successor to the prophet. The dispute over the succession led to the major Sunni-Shi'ite schism in Islam.
The heavily populated area is a site of pilgrimage for Shi'ites from Iran, Leb and other parts of the Muslim world.
A Syrian Interior Minister official told the state news agency SANA that a boom-mobile first went off at a bus terminal, and two suicide bombers then blew up among the people who gathered to help the maimed.
The Sayeda Zaynab shrine area witnessed heavy festivities in the first few years of the conflict, which began in 2011, but has since been secured by the Syrian army and Shi'ite militias led by Hezbollah, which has set up protective roadblocks around it.
In addition to being an important religious site for Shi'ites, the site of the attack has become a point of gathering for Hezbollah fighters and fighters from other Shi'ite militias who are fighting alongside the Assad regime in Syria.
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.... organization grabbed credit for the attack. The Amaq news agency, associated with ISIS, said the group committed the attacks in order to hurt the most important stronghold of the Shi'ite militias in Damascus.
An AFP photographer at the scene said the blasts caused massive damage, shattering windows and ripping a huge crater in the road. Smoke rose from the twisted carcasses of more than a dozen cars and a bus damaged in the blasts, as ambulances ferried away the maimed and firefighters worked to put out blazes started by the bombings.
The area around the shrine is heavily secured with regime checkpoints set up hundreds of metres away to prevent vehicles from getting close to Sayyida Zeinab.
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01/31/2016 12:26 ||
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KOBANE – Amid their continuous military campaign against Islamist groups in northern Syria, Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) attacked strongholds of the Nusra Front, Syria’s branch of al-Qaeda, in Aleppo and the Islamic State (ISIS) in Raqqa province, military sources reported on Saturday.
The Kurdish forces bombed Nusra headquarters in the northern countryside of Aleppo. At least five militants were killed and several more wounded.
“We launched an operation against one of the main strongholds for terrorists of al-Nusra Front in Aleppo on Saturday,” a spokesman for the YPG told ARA News.
“Heavy artillery and mortar fire were used in the operation, during which three Nusra vehicles and a communication center were destroyed,” the source reported, adding that dead bodies of six militants were found subsequent to the attack and that eight others were wounded and taken as hostages.
“These operations are aimed at expelling Islamists from the northern province of Aleppo,” the YPG official told ARA News.
Also on Saturday, clashes broke out between the Kurdish YPG forces and militant fighters of ISIS near Ain Issa town in the northwestern countryside of Raqqa.
“Clashes erupted between our forces and ISIS terrorists after we hit headquarters of the terror group in Abdul-Razaq village east of Ain Issa with several artillery shells,” YPG member Sarhad Abbas told ARA News on the phone.
“Three ISIS terrorists were killed and two others were taken as hostages in Saturday’s clashes,” Abbas said, adding that the hostages will be used to put pressure on the extremist group to release activists arrested in Raqqa.
URFA – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) beheaded on Saturday a Syrian teenager in the northern city of Jarablus after accusing him of apostasy. The 14-year-old boy was arrested by ISIS militants for missing Friday prayers at the central mosque of Jarablus, where pro-ISIS preachers usually deliver speeches promoting the group’s alleged Caliphate.
Tough penalty for playing hooky...
Speaking to ARA News in Jarablus, civil rights activist Nasser Taljbini reported that the ISIS-led Sharia Court order the militants to behead the boy in public.
“Dozens of people attended the brutal execution, including the victim’s parents who were forced to witness the beheading of their own son,” Taljbini said.
“ISIS is trying to prove that it is still powerful despite all the military defeats. The group is trying to terrorize people through conducting such public punishments,” the source told ARA News.
Local sources in Jarablus said that ISIS sees in the teenagers as future jihadis who should receive a proper Sharia education in order to stay committed to the message of the so-called Caliphate.
QAMISHLI – U.S. and allies launched on Saturday several airstrikes on the ISIS-held northern Syrian province of Raqqa, targeting oil facilities held by the extremist group. One of the oil facilities held by the Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadis was destroyed completely under the airstrikes, local activists reported.
“The coalition renewed its raids on Raqqa, targeting the ISIS tactical units and oil fields,” media activist Muhammad Jamous told ARA News in Raqqa.
“An oil refining facility in Raqqa suburb was destroyed due to intensified airstrikes on Saturday,” the source reported. Raqqa is deemed a de facto capital for the ISIS self-declared Caliphate.
Also on Saturday, the western coalition’s fighter jets hit a weapons storage center for ISIS in the vicinity of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in central Syria. The center, which reportedly contained a large deal of ammunition and explosive devices, blew up subsequent to the airstrikes.
Noteworthy, the coalition has recently intensified its raids on ISIS tactical units and resources, beside targeting command centers killing a number of leading members of the group.
[Rudaw] Two major armed Islamist groups fighting in Syria - Ahrar al-Sham ...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014... and Syria's al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat 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 .. ... - have failed to merge into one overall group which could more effectively fight the regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now... and the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) group, Rueters reported.
Ahrar al-Sham and Nusra worked together under the banner of Jaish al-Fatah. A coalition of Islamists who overran most of the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib last May.
While both have a jihadi agenda, Nusra remains loyal to al-Qaeda's leadership and seeks global jihad. al-Sham, on the other hand, portrays itself as a nationalist force and has joined the groups representing the opposition at the Geneva peace talks. Nusra depicts it as simply a proxy of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... serving that powers interest in Syria.
The collapse of their recent attempts has seen festivities erupt between them which has left scores of Islamists from both groups dead.
Observers predict they are the start of a widening rift in the complicated intra-Islamist war within the larger Syrian war.
When Nusra refused to break from al-Qaeda and join ISIS in 2014 it similarly ended up fighting with that group in another intra-Islamist war which left hundreds of jihadis on each side dead.
[IsraelTimes] Footage posted on jihadist websites shows young men testifying to have acted against group before being rubbed out
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 released a video Saturday purporting to show a French-speaking jihadist threatening attacks against the West and executing so-called apostates and spies in Iraq.
The footage, posted on jihadist websites, is said to have been produced by the IS media office in Iraq's Nineveh province, and shows young men testifying to have acted against the jihadists before being rubbed out execution style.
The French-speaker wears a beige mask and military fatigues and carries a handgun. Curls of blond hair can be seen below his mask.
The video appears to have been made after the November 13 Gay Paree attacks that killed 130 people and were claimed by IS.
The French-speaking man brands the US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq "imbecile miscreants" and warns that they will be unable to crush the jihadist group.
He vows that IS will carry out acts that will make the West forget the September 11 attacks against the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people, or the Gay Paree carnage.
He also vows that the West, particularly Spain, will "pay dearly" for having crushed Muslim rule in ancient Andalusia, in southern Spain where the Moors ruled from 711 CE to 1492. He speaks of Cordoba and Toledo and says the ancient land of Andalusia is Muslim and has not been forgotten.
At the end of the almost eight-minute video, the French-speaker and other IS fighters shoot dead five kneeling men in orange jumpsuits.
The "execution" appears to take place in the ruins of a building which destroyed in an air strike.
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01/31/2016 01:36 ||
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[AlAhram] The United States and its allied targeted Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) group murderous Moslems in Iraq with 17 strikes on Friday and 16 strikes in Syria, the US military said on Saturday.
Seven of the strikes in Iraq were near djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... , hitting five ISIS tactical units and a weapons cache.
Two of the strikes in Syria hit an ISIS-controlled oil and gas separation plant near Raqqa.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
01/31/2016 00:00:00 ||
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They've still got a double-digit surplus in the airstrike account.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.