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50 Feared Killed in Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria
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Afghanistan
Police Rescue Kidnapped Teenager In Ghor
A 17-year old boy who was kidnapped around three months ago in Ghor province was rescued on Sunday during a special operation by police in Dara-e-Takht area of the province, said Ghor Police Chief.

Ghulam Mustafa Muhsini said no arrests have been made in connection with the kidnapping so far, however, investigations are underway. The 17-year- old boy's name is Hafizullah and was kidnapped around three months ago.

Police said that after identifying the kidnappers they conducted a special operation to secure the release of Hafizullah.

"The teenager was kidnapped around three months ago and was rescued during an operation of security forces. We handed him over to his family," Muhsini said.

Hafizullah, who was held by the kidnappers for some 80 days, said that the kidnappers had beaten him and asked for ransom from his family.

"The kidnappers were beating me and were putting pressure on my family to pay them ransom. Fortunately, I was rescued without paying any money," he said.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under:


Two landmine planters killed by own explosives in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two landmine planters have been killed in the kaboom of their own explosives in southern Kandahar province.

Zia Durani, spokesperson for the police headquarters of Kandahar said the incident took place in Khojak Baba area of the bustling provincial capital, Kandahar city, this afternoon.

He said the Death Eaters were placing explosives on a roadside that went kaboom! on them.

According to Durani, both Death Eaters was struck down in his prime while a civilian sustained injuries in the kaboom.

No group has yet commented on the report but most of the kabooms in Kandahar province have been carried out by Talibs in the past.

Posted by: Fred || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Daesh suspected for killing Nangarhar-based journalist
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The terrorist group of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) which is locally known by its Arabic name Daesh [Islamic State] might be behind the killing of Haji Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, a local journalist in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

According to NAI, an organization that supports open media in Afghanistan, a colleague of Khaksar has said that he was previously threatened by Daesh [Islamic State].

NAI while strongly condemning the attack says that killing of defenseless people is against the principals of humanity and religion.

The media support organization has urged government to thoroughly follow the case and share its results with media community.

Khaksar who was working for the government-run Nangarhar Radio and Television network came under the attack of gunnies while driving in his vehicle in Kharkarano Kala area of Surkh Road District on Friday night.

Besides being a journalist he was also serving as the Cultural Adviser for Saleem Khan Kundozi, the governor Nangarhar province.

He was the first journalist being killed after Daesh [Islamic State] started threatening journalists in Nangarhar.

Posted by: Fred || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Fresh fighting in Gasr Ben Gashir
[Libya Herald] There have been fierce clashes in the partly rural south Tripoli suburb of Gasr Ben Gashir between Misratan forces and fighters belonging to Salah Marghani’s brigade. They started last night but continued throughout the day. There are casualties, with the number of dead put at as many as ten although only one has been named so far. A number of local families have fled the area for safety.

The fighting started following the killing of one of the Misratans, allegedly by Marghani’s men.

There has been no official statement, however, about who is involved although Misratans are thought to belong to the same Adiat Brigade which clashed with the Marghani’s men in the same area two months ago.

Roads in the area have been blocked by sand barriers to prevent other forces entering.

It is reported that statement local elders plan to issue a statement calling on the Misratans to leave the area.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
50 Feared Killed in Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria
[AnNahar] Around 50 people were feared killed when 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...
fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, the army and local residents said Sunday.

Suicide bombers also carried out deadly attacks on Sunday in the Lake Chad region, an area frequently targeted by Boko Haram, a local security official said.

Nigeria's army said Boko Haram fighters struck Dalori, some 12 kilometers (seven miles) from the northern city of Maiduguri late Saturday, burning down the village and sending residents fleeing into the bush.

Dalori is located near camps set up for people displaced by the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast of Africa's most populous country.

"During the incident lives were lost while some people sustained injuries," army front man Colonel Mustapha Anka said in a statement.

Residents and an aid worker said at least 50 people were killed in the assault which took place after evening prayers in the mostly Muslim region.

Anka said the assailants also tried to penetrate the Dalori camp, but they were repelled by the troops.

Boko Haram has kept up a wave of attacks despite President Muhammadu Buhari declaring late last year that Nigeria had "technically" won the war against the group.

In the Lake Chad region, which borders Nigeria as well as Chad, 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...
and Niger, jacket wallahs struck two Chadian villages killing three people, a local security official said.

In the first attack in Guie, a bomber on a cycle of violence went kaboom!, killing one person and injuring 32, while the second attack in the village of Miterine left two dead and 24 maimed, the official said.

In Nigeria, local residents told AFP they fled into the bush when the Boko Haram fighters descended on Dalori.

"We were seated outside our home shortly after the Isha prayer when we heard gunshots and within a few minutes the invaders had arrived," Malam Masa Dalori, a community leader, told AFP.

"They came in Golf saloon cars and began to shoot sporadically. Many people ran to the bush including myself," he said.

"When we came back in the morning the entire community has been razed. At least 50 people were also killed, many others injured," he said.

Mallam Hassan, another villager, gave a similar account.

"I lost an uncle in the attack. But I thank God I escaped with my children," he said.

An aid worker who did not want to be named, said the bodies of the victims had been evacuated to the hospital.

"I think they should be more that 50, while several others were maimed," he said.

Boko Haram fighters have made several attempts to retake Maiduguri -- the birthplace of the jihadist movement -- since they were pushed out three years ago.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [461 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
2 Soddy cops killed
Gunmen killed two Saudi policemen on Sunday in an attack in the eastern Qatif region, police said.

"The two officers were escorting a truck used for transporting cash when they came under heavy gunfire from unknown attackers in Sihat in Qatif province", a spokesman said.

The police spokesman, cited by the official SPA news agency, did not say whether the attack was being treated as political or criminal.

On January 4, police gunfire killed a civilian in Awamiya, the birthplace of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr who had been executed two days earlier on "terrorism" charges.

Two days later, protesting against Nimr's execution torched a bus in the same area.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:


Yemeni commander assassinated in Aden
[Al Arabiya] The body of Sheikh Samhan Abdul Aziz al-Rawi, a commander of the Popular Resistance, was found in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Sunday, Al Arabiya has reported.

According to a Yemeni security source, al-Rawi was assassinated and his body was found in Aden's neighborhood known as Mansoura.

Al-Rawi, who was one of the leaders of the Popular Resistance in Aden, was reportedly fighting with the resistance during recent clashes with Houthi militias two weeks ago.

A security official said al-Rawi was likely to have been kidnapped in the Mansoura neighborhood.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under:


Soddy airstrikes kill 32 in Sanaa
The Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes targeting Yemen’s rebels, killing more than 32 people overnight including at least eight civilians in the capital, Sanaa, officials said on Saturday.

The airstrikes appeared to target a rebel camp and factories, the security and medical officials said.

Meanwhile the coalition announced that it had sent support to Aden in the aftermath of the attack carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group on Thursday.

Popular resistance is handling patrols and raids in many parts of the city according to Al Arabiya News channel.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


PMC Top Dawg dies in missile attack
The Yemeni military backed by fighters of the Ansarullah resistance movement launched overnight Saturday a Tochka ballistic missile on the al-And military base in the southern Yemeni province, a Yemeni military source reported.

The huge attack killed Colonel Nicholas Petros, the new commander of the infamous US security firm, Blackwater, and at least 200 mercenaries of Saudi Arabia were killed or injured in Lahij Province.

Apache helicopters, Typhoon fighter jets and armories belonging to the mercenaries were destroyed in the missile strike.

Blackwater has had to change its name several times due to its ill fame around the world. It is now known as the Academi. The company, which went by the alias Xe Services before its current name, is one of the most notorious private security firms in the world for killing scores of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  The Saudis had to place a patriot missle battery on their main base so SRBMs are a threat. But I fear that the author is waxing poetic.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/01/2016 7:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Wow. The writer of this piece could be working for Iran Press or KCNA...
Posted by: Steve White || 02/01/2016 9:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Wow. The writer of this piece could be working for Iran Press or KCNA...

Al Manar. I didn't rinse it thru Fred's translator before I posted.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 10:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Al Manar is run by the Hezbullies.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/01/2016 11:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Where is the "Roasting stomachs in a sea of fire" "Saudi and US aggression?"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/01/2016 13:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Where is the "Roasting stomachs in a sea of fire" "Saudi and US aggression?"

That is always, not usually, but always in the latter grafs, which I left out.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 14:55 Comments || Top||


Houthi rebels accused of confiscating aid
Krazee Islamic fighters gotta eat, too...
Human Rights Watch on Sunday accused Yemen's Houthi rebels of confiscating humanitarian aid sent into Taez, urging the Iran-backed insurgents to allow access into the besieged city.

The rebels "should immediately end the unlawful confiscation of goods intended for the civilian population and permit full access by aid agencies," HRW said in a statement.

"Seizing property from civilians is already unlawful, but taking their food and medical supplies is simply cruel," its deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa, Joe Stork, said.

HRW said the population of the city had dropped from about 600,000 to no more than 200,000 civilians after many fled the fighting, according to UN figures.

Since at least September, the rights watchdog said, rebel guards at checkpoints have confiscated water, food, cooking gas and medical supplies that residents tried to carry into besieged areas.

International relief agencies are also facing difficulties bringing in food and medicine, HRW said.

Doctors Without Borders said it delivered essential medical supplies to hospitals in the city in early January, in the first such ‘significant’ shipment since August.

That came several days after a Saudi charity said that aircraft of the Saudi-led coalition that is fighting the rebels had dropped 40 tonnes of medical equipment and food to Taez.

The coalition has since March conducted air and ground operations in Yemen to support local forces against the rebels and their allies.

More than 5,800 people have been killed in Yemen since March, about half of them civilians, according to the UN
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Suicide bomber kills 2 at checkpoint in Aden
Two people were killed and five wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Friday, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks by Daesh (IS) militants.

Police tried to stop the vehicle but it failed to slow down and blew up at the checkpoint in Aden's central Crater commercial neighbourhood, local officials and witnesses said.

Medical sources said there were two dead and that five wounded were taken to the local hospital in Aden. It was unclear whether those figures included the attacker.

Militants claimed responsibility in a statement posted online. They named the attacker as Oweis al-Adani.

On Thursday, the militants carried out a suicide car bombing outside Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's residence in Aden that killed at least six people.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Crater commercial district? C'mon now....
Posted by: Frank G || 02/01/2016 10:33 Comments || Top||


Saudi police arrest 9 American 'terror' suspects: report
[YAHOO] Saudi authorities have tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
nine American citizens among 33 "terror" suspects rounded up over the past week, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported Sunday.

Four Americans were arrested last Monday and five others over the past four days, the paper reported, citing an unidentified source.

Washington, a strong ally of Riyadh, confirmed it was aware of the report but declined to elaborate.

A US State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told AFP: "We are aware of reports alleging that several US citizens were detained in 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...
"The Department of State takes its obligation to assist US citizens abroad seriously. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment."

The Saudi Gazette said the arrests also included 14 Saudis, three Yemenis, two Syrians, an Indonesian, a Filipino, an Emirati, a Kazakhstan national and a Paleostinian.

It did not say if any of the "terror suspects" was linked to 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....
jihadist group, which has claimed several deadly attacks against security forces and Shiites in the kingdom since last year.

On Friday, a jacket wallah attacked a Shiite mosque in Eastern Province, killing four people before worshippers disarmed and tied up his accomplice who had fired on them.

IS, a radical Sunni group that considers Shiites heretics, did not claim that attack.

The Saudi Gazette said some 532 IS suspects accused of plotting attacks in the kingdom are being questioned ahead of their trial at the criminal court in Riyadh.

They are members of six cells arrested in "pre-emptive" raids across the kingdom and include a Saudi woman and a Filipina, the paper said.

Also on Sunday, the interior ministry said they were searching for nine suspects allegedly involved in an August suicide kaboom that targeted a mosque inside a police headquarters, killing 15 people.

IS had claimed the attack in the southern city of Abha.

The ministry said in a statement that three other suspects, including a member of the kingdom's special forces, had been arrested in connection with the Abha mosque bombing.
Posted by: Fred || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Americans not believed among militants detained by Saudis: U.S. officials
[REUTERS] U.S. officials said on Sunday they did not believe nine U.S. citizens were among 33 suspects detained on terrorism charges in 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...
over the past week, as reported by a Saudi newspaper.

The English-language daily Saudi Gazette, citing an unnamed source, on Sunday reported that four Americans were detained last Monday, followed by another five in the following days. Saudi authorities also detained 14 Saudis, three Yemenis, two Syrians, an Indonesian, a Filipino, a United Arab Emirates citizen, a Paleostinian and a citizen of Kazakhstan, the report said.

Six U.S. officials told Rooters that the U.S. government could not confirm that any Americans were among the 33 suspects detained.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
two officials said U.S. authorities were still checking names against databases. Saudi authorities were also investigating the citizenship of those detained, one of the officials said.

None of the U.S. officials was authorized to speak publicly, and the U.S. embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Saudi Arabia in 2014 declared 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....
a terrorist organization and has detained hundreds of its supporters. The group, which controls territory in Iraq and Syria, has staged a series of attacks in the kingdom.

On Friday an attack at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Saudi Arabia's al-Ahsa district in Eastern Province killed four people and injured 18, the latest in a string of attacks claimed by Sunni jihadists that have left over 50 dead in the past year.

The website of the Interior Ministry's myrmidon rehabilitation centre listed four U.S. citizens as having been detained on Jan. 25 and four more over the previous three months. It did not list any more recent detentions.
Posted by: Fred || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  If there are, odds are they're not named Billy Bob.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/01/2016 8:25 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Bandit killed in a 'gunfight' with RAB in Sundarbans
[Dhaka Tribune] A forest bandit was killed in a "shootout" with a team of Rapid Action Battalion 8 (RAB) members in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Bagerhat yesterday morning.
"[Sniff!] Little John! The shutter gun! Quickly, you fool!"
The dear departed was identified as Moshiur, 35, one of the leaders of Moznu Bahini, an infamous gang of bandidos active in the Sundarbans.
"That's when I fell for...
The Leader of the Bahini!"

When contacted, RAB 8 Deputy Commander Major Adnan Kabir said the team was patrolling Chandpai range when they noticed human activity in a particular spot. It later turned out to be a den of bandidos.
"Your report, Sergeant Rafiq?"
"It's a den of bandidos, sir!"
"Ahah! As I suspected!"

When they approached the spot to take a better look, the bandidos, taking notice of the law enforcers, shot up them and triggered the shootout, the RAB official said.
"[KAPOW!] Take that, coppers!"
"After around half an hour of shooting, the bandidos retreated. The RAB team went to the spot and found one of the bandidos' body."
"That was some mighty poor shooting, Sergeant Rafiq!"
"I think I got one, sir!"
"Why so you did! And right behind the ear, too!"

They also recovered 11 locally made and foreign firearms and 450 rounds of bullets.
"It looks like the Mother Lode of Locally and Foreign produced firearms, sir!"
Later, local fishermen identified the bandit as Moshiur, chief of one of the wings of Moznu Bahini, Adnan said.
"Aye, [SPIT!] I recognize er! 'At's Moshiur!"
"Who's he?"
"Chief o' one o' the wings of Moznu Bahini!"
"Izzat so? Why, they're feared throughout the land!"
Posted by: Fred || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It is truly good to see that the RAB is in action!
Posted by: Nguard || 02/01/2016 0:46 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turks block evacuations from Cizre
CIZRE – Amid increasing civilian casualties in the Kurdish town of Cizre in southeastern Turkey, the authorities prevented on Sunday the evacuation of people stranded in the war-torn town. At least 20 civilians were injured Sunday in renewed bombardment by the Turkish army in Cizre.

“Some of the wounded are in critical conditions, but the authorities prevented us from transferring them to another town for treatment,” local civil rights activist Sedad Ciziri told ARA News in Cizre.

Cizre, located in the southeastern province of Şırnak, has been under army siege for nearly two months, while a 24-hour curfew has been imposed by the authorities. The artillery shelling by the army forces repeatedly hit residential neighborhoods in the town, causing the death of at least 60 civilians and the injury of dozens more over the last few weeks.

This comes amid intensified shelling and bombardment in Kurdish towns and villages in Şırnak and Diyarbakir at the hands of the Turkish troops.

Civilian Casualties in War on PKK?

Although the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims its military campaign on the Kurdish region is aimed at combatting rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), monitoring groups and human rights activists accused the army of targeting civilians.

“Under the pretext of combatting PKK members, the Turkish authorities are bombing infrastructures and residential neighborhoods across Şırnak and Diyarbakir,” said Hoshin Ebdullah, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist.

He added that civilians stranded in Kurdish areas under the ongoing military campaign suffer a sharp shortage of food and medicines, beside constant cut of electricity and water.

“Dozens of civilians have been killed, hundreds injured and tens of thousands displaced due to the brutal operations by the Turkish forces southeastern the country,” Ebdullah told ARA News. “More than 100,000 displaced people have been documented in two months, while many others remain stranded in war-torn towns and villages in the Kurdish region.”

Speaking to ARA News in the war-torn town of Cizre in Şırnak province, civil rights activist Ehmed Hokenek said: “The Turkish army avoids mentioning the civilian casualties in its brutal campaign against the Kurdish region.”

“We hope that the international community would ever take action and stop this brutal military campaign against the Kurds in Turkey,” he said.
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22 PKK terrorists killed in southeast Turkey
Turkish security forces killed 22 PKK members Saturday counter-terrorism operations in the country’s southeast, the military said Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said seventeen were killed in Cizre, Sirnak province, and five in Sur, Diyarbakir province. The two districts are among the towns that have been under military curfew for more than a month.

The statement said around 500 PKK terrorists had been “neutralized” in Cizre and 149 in Sur since early December. Security forces defused ten improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and seized firearms and ammunition in Cizre while another three IEDs were dismantled in Sur.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Three militants killed, 7 soldiers injured in clashes
[Dawn] QUETTA: Three suspected militants were killed in a clash with security forces here on Sunday. A soldier was injured.

Elsewhere in Balochistan six paramilitary personnel suffered injuries in another shootout and a rocket attack.

According to official sources, personnel of an intelligence agency conducted a search operation in Hazarganji, a suburb of Quetta, on the tip-off about the presence of some suspects.

Security personnel cordoned off the area and started combing the area. In the meantime, gunmen opened fire on soldiers who fired back.

The ensuing exchange of fire lasted for an hour and ended on the death of three suspected militants and injuries to a soldier.

“The slain suspects belonged to a banned militant organisation. They were carrying a bomb to plant it (somewhere) in Quetta city,” official sources claimed.

A local made bomb weighing 8kg, grenades and two pistols were found on the bodies of the dead, they said.

The injured soldier was taken to the Combined Military Hospital.

In Tump area of Kech district, four security personnel, including an officer, were injured in a rocket attack.

Sources said that a convoy of Frontier Corps (FC) was passing through the area when it came under an attack launched by militants from nearby mountains, using rocket launchers and heavy guns.

A vehicle of the paramilitary force, which bore the brunt of the attack, was damaged and its four occupants suffered injuries.

Security personnel returned fire. Other soldiers deployed in the area rushed to the place of the attack and took the injured to a hospital.

A search operation was launched in the area.

In Nabi Killi area near Dera Bugti, two personnel of FC were injured in an exchange of fire with militants during a raid on their hideout.

A spokesman for the FC said that on information about the presence of militants, paramilitary troops cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

Militants opened fire that was returned by security personnel.

“Two security personnel were injured,” the spokesman said, adding that three wanted militants involved in attacks on security forces and blasts at gas pipelines and installations were arrested.
The Daily Times adds, in regard to the Hazarganji operation:
Security forces and intelligence agencies conducted operation against terrorists involved in various acts of terrorism. According to security officials, bombs, arms and ammunition, hand grenades and explosive material were also seized in the operation.
Posted by: badanov || 02/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:


Houses of militants razed in Mohmand
GHALANAI: The local administration along with tribal elders on Saturday demolished 12 houses of suspected militants during a search operation in Haleemzai tehsil of Mohmand Agency.

Political naib tehsildar Mehmood Shah told Dawn the local administration conducted the operation in Ghalanai Mian Gan, Adin Khel and other villages of the tehsil.

The militants, whose houses were demolished, were identified as Sheraz, Mohammad Shah, Haroon, Aziz, Adnan, Ziarat Shah, Sazono, Ibrahim, Yasir, Akhtar Ali, Khatir and Subhan.

It is worth mentioning that the local administration had handed over a list of 22 wanted men to the Haleemzai elders to demolish their houses.

An official statement said the administration conducted the operation with the help of Haleemzai elders.

The tribal elders vowed to extend support to the security forces and the local administration in maintaining peace in the area.

Meanwhile, the rural health center, Ekkaghund, has been facing shortage of staff and facilities, creating difficulties to patients.

Local people said although lower Mohmand subdivision was the biggest subdivision of Mohmand Agency it lacked healthcare facilities. They said the dental unit in the RHC had been dysfunctional for last eight years

Shehryar Khan, a local resident, said the patients suffering from dental complications had to travel to Shabqadar or Peshawar for treatment.

When contacted, Agency Surgeon Dr Razaullah said the hospital administration had not requisitioned repair of the dental unit. “We have funds for repair of the equipments. If the equipments could not be repaired, we will send it to Fata secretariat for repair or replacement,” he said.

A relevant official told reporters that there was no shortage of staff in the hospital. He said that only equipments in the dental unit had been out of order for the last several years.

Published in Dawn, January 31st, 2016
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#1  Someone copying Israel?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/01/2016 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Copying & condemning.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/01/2016 8:18 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm not sure, but I think Pakistan is still at war with the Zionist entity. The fact that India and Israel are now friends (mostly), must be salt in that wound.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/01/2016 11:32 Comments || Top||


FWO men booked for kidnapping police officials
KARACHI: The Malir Cantonment police on registered a case against a retired army officer affiliated with the Frontier Works Organisation along with some other FWO personnel for kidnapping six policemen and subjecting them to torture before abandoning them in a deserted area off the Superhighway on Saturday.

The step was reportedly taken by the FWO personnel a day after they had been booked by the Gadap police for allegedly thrashing residents of Gadap along with their elected local government representatives as well as the SHO of the Gadap police station on the issue of toll tax collection.

In the early hours of Saturday, retired Col Maqsood-ul-Hasan along with some 30 FWO personnel — 15 personnel in plain clothes and as many others wearing army uniform — kidnapped the six police officials, including Sub-Inspector Mohammed Sachal, who were patrolling M.M. Alam Road, according to the police.

At around 4am, they said, they were abandoned in a deserted area near the under-construction DHA City, off the Superhighway. The victims were subjected to torture and their belongings including mobile phones were taken away, they added. However, the FWO personnel did not take away the official weapons of the police officials.

Malir Cantonment SHO Jafar Baloch said the police registered an FIR (15/2016) against retired Col Maqsood-ul-Hasan, Subedar Rauf and others under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempt to commit qatl-i-amd), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and 395 (dacoity) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act on a complaint of the victim, Sub-Inspector Mohammed Sachal.

Just a day ago some FWO personnel had allegedly beaten up residents of Dunba Goth and their elected representatives who later blocked traffic on the Superhighway against the highhandedness of the officials over multiple times collection of toll tax on a daily basis.

The police said the FWO personnel allegedly beat up an elder of the Palari community, Faiz Mohammed Palari, a newly elected chairman of Konkar Union Council Adam Gabol, vice chairman Zulfiqar Palari and six to seven other people. The police said the residents complained that they were being charged toll tax ‘several times’ a day.

The Gadap residents on Friday night staged a protest on the Superhighway near Dunba Goth for around two and a half hours before being dispersed peacefully on the police assurance that legal action would be taken against the FWO personnel.

Malir Cantonment SHO Jafar Baloch said that earlier the FWO personnel had also beaten up Gadap SHO Abdul Khaliq Marwat over the identical issue of toll tax. The Gadap police then registered two separate cases —FIR No 11/2016 under Sections 147, 148, 149, 353, 365 of the PPC and Section 7 of the ATA and another FIR No 12/2016 under Sections 147, 148, 149 and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the PPC on the complaint of a private citizen Faiz Mohammad Palari — against 15 to 20 FWO personnel.

While the personnel were not available for their comment, SHO Baloch was of the opinion that the FWO officials did all this in revenge.

Published in Dawn, January 31st, 2016
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Iraq
ISIS executes 4 in Mosul
ERBIL – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Sunday four Kurdish people in Iraq’s northwestern city of Mosul on charges of spying for the Peshmerga. The victims, who belonged to the Kurdish Shabak clan, were reportedly arrested earlier in January in eastern Mosul.

“After 20 days of detention in the ISIS-held central prison of Mosul, the group decided to execute the four Kurdish young men on charges of spying for the Peshmerga army,” Raafat Zarari, spokesman of Nineveh media center, told ARA News on Sunday.

The victims were accused of leaking security information about ISIS movements to the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga army.

“The four young men were executed by firing squad in the Bakkir district in eastern Mosul,” the source said.

The radical group has earlier executed hundreds of Kurdish civilians in northern Iraq on similar charges.

Backed by the U.S.-led coalition, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops have recently advanced against ISIS militant fighters in the vicinity of Mosul, amid preparations to storm the city –which is deemed the main bastion for ISIS in Iraq.
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ISIS artillery pounds Kurd command center near Mosul
ERBIL – At least eight fighters from the Kurdish Peshmerga were killed and six more wounded when militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) bombed Peshmerga’s headquarters in northern Iraq, military sources reported on Sunday.

The Peshmerga ministry of Iraqi Kurdistan said in a statement that ISIS launched an attack with mortar fire on their headquarters in Khazir district, about 40km east of Mosul.

“Daesh terrorists launched several mortar shells on a security center for our forces in Khazir on Sunday evening,” Peshmerga leadership said, using another acronym for ISIS.

“The terror attack led to the martyrdom of eight of our soldiers,” it said, adding that six others were injured.

“The wounded soldiers were transferred to Erbil (capital of Iraqi Kurdistan) for treatment,” the Kurdish leadership added.

Speaking to ARA News in Erbil, Peshmerga officer Mehme Khalil said: “Our forces were able to impede ISIS’s progress in eastern Mosul. The group now relies on mortar fire and suicide bombs to hit the ranks of the Peshmerga.”

After the Kurdish Peshmerga army recaptured the Yezidi region of Shingal (Sinjar) and other areas in northern Iraq from ISIS last November, the radical group has recently launched several mortar attacks and suicide bombings targeting the Peshmerga headquarters in a bid to retake positions.

This comes as the Peshmerga army and Iraqi government forces, supported by the U.S.-led coalition, prepare an extended military campaign to regain Mosul city, which is deemed the main bastion for ISIS in Iraq.
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#1  Shilern.
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32 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrikes in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Sunday, a police source in Kirkuk Province revealed, that 32 ISIS members were killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation in south western the Province.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, international coalition aviation bombarded ISIS headquarters in al-Riyad area in Hawija District (55 km south west of Kirkuk).

The source added, “The shelling has resulted in the killing of 32 ISIS members.”

Iraqi Army sez 79 ISIS troops died in Kirkuk

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Sunday, Joint Operations Command announced the killing of 79 terrorist and the detonation of 48 improvised explosive devices, as well as four booby-trapped vehicles and 13 hideouts belonging to ISIS around the country in the last 24 hours.

Media officials to the Ministry of Defense said in a press statement, “The security units managed to deal with a number of targets during their advance in al-Sijariya area,” pointing out that, “The security units were able to kill 30 terrorists, while destructed 4 machine guns and 10 hideouts, in addition to dismantling 7 improvised explosive devices.”

The statement added, “The Army Aviation carried out 8 operations, killing 14 terrorists, including two snipers and destructing 3 hideouts, as well as two gatherings of the terrorists.”

The statement continued, “The 14th brigade’s units carried out a liberation operation in Albu Shagl area backed by the Army Aviation, Iraqi Air Force and the international coalition aviation, killing 15 terrorists and detonating a booby-trapped vehicle, as well as dismantling 41 improvised explosive devices,” indicating that, “The 1st Rapid Intervention Brigade killed 5 terrorists during the liberation of al-Naeimiya area and al-Tofaha Bridge.”
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Anbar Antics: 20 die
5 ISIS members killed in bomb blast west of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A security source in Anbar Province revealed, that five members of the so-called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed in an explosion of an explosive device in Gabba area.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “An explosive device exploded while a number of ISIS members were transferring it from one of their headquarters in Gabba in al-Baghdadi area (90 km west of Ramadi), killing five ISIS members.”

The source added, “The terrorist organization is confused and trying to hinder the advance of the security forces through planting more explosive devices.”

6 ISIS fighters killed in eastern Haditha District

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Sunday, a security source in Anbar Province stated, that a security force killed six fighters belonging to the so-called ISIS in eastern Haditha District.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A group of ISIS members tried to attack the security forces in Albu Hayat area in eastern Haditha District (160 km west of Ramadi).”

The source added, “A force from the army’s 7th brigade shelled one of ISIS vehicles and killed six members who tried to attack the security forces.”

Federal Police kills 9 ISIS militants, destructs 6 defense points in Husaiba

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Commander of the Iraqi Federal Police Raed Shaker Jawdat announced on Sunday, that nine militants of the so-called ISIS have been killed and six defense points belonging to ISIS were destructed in Husaiba area east of Ramadi.

Jawdat said in a press statement, “This morning, a force from the Iraqi Federal Police has advanced in Husaiba area and managed to kill nine ISIS militants, including a sniper.”

“The force was able to destruct six defense points belonging to ISIS in Husaiba area, while dismantled a number of improvised explosive devices in the area,” Jawdat added.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
2 die in bomb blast north of Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday, that 11 people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad.

The source said in an interview, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a popular market in Sabaa al-Bour area north of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine others.”

The source, on condition of anonymity, added: “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area and prevented approaching it.”

Militants kill civilian in Saidiyah in southern Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force said on Sunday, that a civilian was killed in a militant attack that took place in southern the capital Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This evening, unidentified militants driving a vehicle opened fire against a civilian near the vicinity of Dariwsh in the area of al-Saidiyah in southern Baghdad, resulting in his immediate death.”

The source added, “A security force transferred the dead to the forensic medicine department and opened an investigation into the incident to determine the party that stands behind it.”

Bad Guys rob residence in Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Sunday, that gunmen stormed a house and stole 20 million dinars in the district of New Baghdad east of Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This evening, unidentified gunmen stormed a house in New Baghdad district, east of Baghdad, and stole 20 million dinars at gunpoint,” adding that, “The security forces opened an investigation into the incident to uncover the party that stands behind it.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Attempted stabbing attack in West Bank settlement, assailant shot and killed
There were no injuries on the Israeli side.
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#1  they should all end this way
Posted by: Frank G || 02/01/2016 9:00 Comments || Top||

#2  "There were no injuries on the Israeli side."

I love a happy ending.
Posted by: Barbara || 02/01/2016 14:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Bringing a knife to a gun fight is a good way to get your 72 virgins in a hurry.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/01/2016 16:39 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Allied aircraft hammers ISIS positions in Hasakah
HASAKAH – Warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition on Sunday hit headquarters of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah.

The coalition hit ISIS’s security checkpoints and a weapons storage center in the city of Shaddadi –main ISIS bastion in Hasakah. Speaking to ARA News in Shaddadi, media activist Dahham Jabouri said that three ISIS’s checkpoints were bombed under the airstrikes on Sunday.

“At least 14 militants were guarding the checkpoints when several airstrikes by the coalition’s fighter jets hit their posts. All ISIS guards were confirmed to be dead after the raids,” the informed source reported.

Jabouri added that one airstrike hit a small weapons storage center in Shaddadi, causing a huge explosion in the building.

“Explosive devices and ammunitions blew up after the airstrike,” the source told ARA News.

Backed by an air cover from the western coalition, Kurdish-Arab alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has earlier liberated more than 240 towns and villages in Hasakah province, northeast Syria. Shaddadi is deemed one of the last positions for ISIS jihadis in the province.
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Syria peace talks hit trouble after Damascus blast kills 60
[REUTERS] Syria's main opposition group met U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura for the first time on Sunday, but the talks ran straight into trouble after 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....
bombers killed more than 60 people near the country's holiest Shi'ite shrine.

Representatives of the Saudi-backed Higher Negotiation Committee (HNC) - which includes political and murderous Moslem opponents 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...
- warned they may yet walk away from the Geneva talks unless the suffering of civilians in the five-year conflict is eased.

The head of the Syrian government delegation retorted that the blasts in Damascus, which the Interior Ministry blamed on a boom-mobile and two jacket wallahs, merely confirmed the link between the opposition and terrorism - even though Islamic State has been excluded from the talks.

The United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
is aiming for six months of negotiations, first seeking a ceasefire, later working toward a political settlement to the civil war that has also killed over 250,000 people, driven more than 10 million from their homes and drawn in global powers.

Only on Friday, the HNC said it would boycott the process, insisting it wanted an end to air strikes and sieges of Syrian towns before joining the negotiations. This forced de Mistura - who invited the government and opposition umbrella group for "proximity talks", in which he would meet each side in separate rooms - to set the ball rolling with only the government delegation.

Under intense pressure, notably from the United States, the HNC later relented and arrived in Geneva on Saturday. However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
the group questioned how long the delegation would stay.

"In view of the (Syrian) regime and its allies' insistence in violating the rights of the Syrian people, the presence of the HNC delegation in Geneva would not have any justification and the HNC could pull its negotiating team out," the group's coordinator, Riad Hijab, said in an online statement.
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Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 23 strikes against ISIS: US military
[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 snuffies in Iraq with 18 strikes on Friday and five strikes in Syria, the US military said on Sunday.

Four of the strikes in Iraq were near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, destroying two ISIS heavy machine guns, two fighting positions, five assembly areas, and a checkpoint, the US Defense Department said in a statement.

Near Ramadi, also in Iraq, seven strikes struck three separate ISIS tactical units, it said.
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