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86 Dead as Boko Haram Burns Children Alive in Nigeria
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Afghanistan
Afghan warbirds destroy ISIS radio station
The Afghan Air Force carried out an air strike in Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, and destroyed a radio station reportedly run by Daesh.

According to Dawlat Waziri, a defense ministry spokesman, this was the third time security forces had silenced the radio station.

Nangarhar residents have become increasingly concerned over the radio station in the past few weeks as the station known as the "Voice of the Caliphate" has been broadcasting pro-Daesh sentiment and using the channel to recruit new members.

Repeated calls were made to government to silence the radio station but despite previous efforts to eliminate the broadcaster, the group continued to air their propaganda.

Last month, officials said that the group was using a mobile studio, making it difficult for security forces to pin-point their location.
Posted by: badanov || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:


Ministry of Interior says Kabul suicide bombing left 10 killed, 20 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A suicide kaboom rocked Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
city around 01:45 PM (local time) on Monday.

The blast took place in Dehmazang area where compounds of border and civil order police are located.

Initial reports suggest that the jacket wallah was on foot who planned to get to the entrance of one of the police compounds but security forces fired on him after he was recognized.

It is yet unknown whether the blast occurred as the result of the firing or the terrorist himself detonated his vest.

Senior Deputy Interior Minister General Mohammad Ayoub Salangi said it left 10 people killed and 20 others maimed.

"In the suicide kaboom that took place an hour before in Dehmazang square, 10 people have been reportedly martyred and 20 maimed. Most of the deaders and maimed are civilians," reads a post on the official twitter account of Gen. Salangi.

No group has yet said it had sent the suicide bomber.

However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
Taliban carried out several kabooms in Kabul city last month including a suicide kaboom that claimed the lives of seven journalists.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


NDS detains planners of terrorist attacks in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) -- Afghanistan's intelligence agency has tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
planners of terrorist attacks in southern Afghanistan.

A statement released by NDS on Monday states that the 4-member group was busted in the jurisdiction of the capital city of Kandahar province.

The turbans are identified as Abdul Ghani S/O Abdul Baqi, Mohammad Zarif S/O Abdul Karim, Ezatullah S/O Musa Jan and Rahmatullah S/O Asadullah.

According to the statement, the group has accepted involvement in a number of attacks.

In a footage released by NDS, the detainees say they were assigned by Taliban for anti-government activities.

NDS statements usually do not contact exact date of the achievement but they usually come after recent operations.

Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban attack Pul-e-Khumri city amid ongoing operations in Dand-e-Ghori
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A group of Talibs launched attack on electricity directorate in Pul-e-Khumri, the lovely provincial capital of northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The attack was launched by a group of around 50 Talibs who have taken position in the electricity directorate in Band-e-Du area of the city.

A provincial council member Bismillah Atash confirmed that clash is underway between the Afghan forces and the assailants.

He said the attack has been launched with an aim to bring pressure on the government as the Afghan forces have launched a major operation to clear Dand-e-Ghori area of Baghlan from the Taliban presence.

The operations in Dand-e-Ghori further intensified after deputy chief of army staff Gen. Murad Ali Murad assumed the charge of the ongoing operations.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the pastor had finally been wrestled from the pulpit.
Y'got the wrong guy! he yelled just before Sergeant Malone's billy club landed...

Atash said the attack by Taliban is not sophisticated and will pose any threat to the provincial city, emphasizing that the Afghan forces will soon repulse the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
BREAKING Explosion on board an A321 few mins after taking off from Mogadishu
The pic shows a side-hull explosion outward... shoe bomber?
A Daallo Airline Airbus A321 flight D3159 made an emergency landing at Mogadishu today after an explosion soon after takeoff from Mogadishu, Somalia.

A loud bang was heard followed by flames, injuring 2 passengers.
The body of a person fallen from a plane around Balcad town, Somalia.

If it had happened in higher altitude, it would have been an explosive decompression! It could have been a premature detonation of a bomb carried by a passenger
Posted by: Frank G || 02/02/2016 10:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [632 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Reports say all passengers survived.

In images I saw, the upholstery on the seat adjacent to the window was ripped off. Maybe maintenance personnel placed a bomb in the headrest of the seat?
Posted by: gorb || 02/02/2016 10:54 Comments || Top||

#2  They have maintenance personnel in Mogadishu?
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/02/2016 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Wow! This BBC news article is reporting different, making it seems like it was caused by metal fatigue.



I'm glad Rantburg is here to tell us the truth!
Posted by: Seeking a cure for ignorance || 02/02/2016 13:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Arrhh! link is broken, here is the correct BBC link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35474747
Posted by: Seeking a cure for ignorance || 02/02/2016 13:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Video
Posted by: newc || 02/02/2016 13:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Ignoramus, take a look at the pictures, and ponder the idea of smoke and flames for a few minutes and let us know what you come up with.
Posted by: gorb || 02/02/2016 14:05 Comments || Top||

#7  On second look, what I thought was a denuded seat frame was really a mangled seatback tray.

Hopefully it will turn out to be more along the lines of Ignoramus' idea of metal fatigue caused by a fire.
Posted by: gorb || 02/02/2016 14:45 Comments || Top||

#8  Metal Fatigue unlikely. Going with explosive inflight entertainment
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/02/2016 15:10 Comments || Top||

#9  From newc's link:
Initial tests of the damage on Daallo Airlines came back positive for explosive residue
.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/02/2016 15:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Any reason this action would benefit terrorists?
Posted by: gorb || 02/02/2016 15:26 Comments || Top||

#11  "Ya like my new hat? Here, hold my beer and watch this".
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 02/02/2016 15:52 Comments || Top||

#12  I guess this is where eight years of Obozo have brought us: it's not safe to travel to Mogadishu anymore.

Snark of The Day
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/02/2016 19:29 Comments || Top||

#13  ^ Snark O' The Day Nominee
Posted by: Frank G || 02/02/2016 20:10 Comments || Top||

#14  This BBC news article is reporting different, making it seems like it was caused by metal fatigue.

The BBC reported some fellow named "Darren Howe" saying it was. No word on whether Mr. Howe is an aircraft designer, or an engineer of some type, or a pilot, or an A&P technician. Rather sloppy reporting from the Beeb. And a rather sloppy conclusion from Seeking.

Larger, albeit less focused, picture here.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/02/2016 21:48 Comments || Top||

#15  "Some studies say a fireplace broke out shortly after take-off."

well, thank Allah nobody was cold
Posted by: Frank G || 02/02/2016 22:05 Comments || Top||


Africa North
IS attacks to the east and west of Sirte
Tripoli and Tunis, 1 February 2016:

Though there are many reports that IS is bracing itself for airstrikes in and around Sirte, the terrorists have not abandoned their campaign to expand their territory and attack oil facilities.

IS is being blamed for the bombing yesterday of pipelines leading to the export terminal at Zuetina, north of Ajdabiya . Petroleum Facilities Guard spokesman, Ali Al-Hassi told Reuters that the attack which caused a fire, happened some 75 kilometres south of the terminal.

The PFG has also been involved in fighting around Ben Jawad, seized at the start of last month as IS advanced on the Sidra and Ras Lanuf export terminals. Hassi gave no explanation for these exchanges.

In a separate incident on the western side of the territory controlled by IS from its base in Sirte, terrorists are reported to have seized Albuirat, a small village on the road to Misrata, before the important crossroads at Abugrein. Alwasat said that the black IS flag was seen flying from mosque’s minaret.

It is unclear if the village was taken from occupying Misratan militias after a fight or if the village had been left undefended. Recent foreign media reports from the Misrata frontline with IS said that the Misratan forces are on the highest state of alert and vigilance.

The attack on the pipelines running up to Zuetina could well have been an IS covert operation. As Tripoli NOC chief Mustafa Sanalla said last week, there was no need for the terrorist to attack in force. “They are not occupying the oil facilities. They are damaging them. And they are doing this with a small number of people”.
Posted by: badanov || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:


Egypt court sentences seven Morsi supporters to death
[Iran Press TV] A military court in Egypt sentenced seven supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death on Monday over their alleged role in a deadly bombing last year.

The court in the second city of Alexandria handed down the execution sentences to seven of the Moslem Brüderbund members on charges of involvement in last year's bombing in the northern province of Kafr el-Sheikh.

Three of the defendants were sentenced to death in absentia.

More than a dozen people, mostly from the now-banned Brotherhood, face charges of involvement in the deadly bombing near a military college in the volatile province.

The court has sent the papers of the defendants to the grand mufti of Egypt, and now awaits his non-binding opinion. The final verdict is to be issued in early March.

In mid-April last year, at least three Egyptian army cadets were killed and six others injured when a bomb went off in the Nile Delta province of Kafr el-Sheikh. No individual or group grabbed credit for the attack.

Over the past years, the murderous Moslem group, known as Velayat Sinai, has been carrying out terror activities across Egypt, taking advantage of the turmoil caused in the country after the first democratically-elected president, Morsi, was ousted by the military in July 2013.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
86 Dead as Boko Haram Burns Children Alive in Nigeria
[YAHOO] A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched 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...
snuffies Molotov cocktail huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic Death Eaters.

Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from Saturday night's attack on Dalori village and two nearby camps housing 25,000 refugees, according to survivors and soldiers at the scene just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in Nigeria's northeast.

The shooting, burning and kabooms from three jacket wallahs continued for nearly four hours in the unprotected area, survivor Alamin Bakura said, weeping on a telephone call to The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. He said several of his family members were killed or maimed.

The violence continued as three exploding trollop female suicide bombers blew up among people who managed to flee to neighboring Gamori village, killing many people, according to a soldier at the scene who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to journalists.

Troops arrived at Dalori around 8:40 p.m. Saturday but were unable to overcome the attackers, who were better armed, said soldiers who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. The Boko Haram fighters only retreated after reinforcements arrived with heavier weapons, they said.

Journalists visited the carnage Sunday and spoke to survivors who complained it had taken too long for help to arrive from nearby Maiduguri, the military headquarters of the fight to curb Boko Haram. They said they fear another attack.

Eighty-six bodies were collected by Sunday afternoon, according to Mohammed Kanar, area coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency. Another 62 people are being treated for burns, said Abba Musa of the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [675 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  Boko Haram managed to murder about 4,000 in 2015, putting them above Al Qaeda or the Taliban but probably behind ISIS in that category.

Seems they are off to a big start again this year.
Posted by: lord garth || 02/02/2016 18:17 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm sure the locals are glad we aren't bombing Boko Haram into oblivion because we might kill a few hundred civilians in the process.
Posted by: gorb || 02/02/2016 22:44 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Yemeni Houthi rocket kills child in Saudi border city of Najran
Hani al-Sofyan,
AlArabiya.Net
Monday, 1 February 2016

An 11-year-old child was killed and nine members of his family were wounded Sunday when a rocket fired from Yemen hit their house in a border region of Saudi Arabia, civil defense authorities said according to Al Arabiya News’ website.

The incident took place at around 5:20 PM on Sunday and resulted in one 11-year-old child being killed and nine of his family members taken to hospital, according to Lieutenant Colonel Ali bin Omair al-Shahrani.

Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen have intensified cross-border rocket attacks since late last year.

Around 90 civilians and soldiers have died from shelling and skirmishes in Saudi border regions since March when the Saudi-led coalition began air and ground action in Yemen.

The coalition is backing the Yemen government in a bid to push back Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels who had taken over the capital Sanaa.

Last Update: Monday, 1 February 2016 KSA 13:10 - GMT 10:10
Posted by: badanov || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:


Al Qaeda Seizes Southern Yemeni Town
Dozens of al Qaeda militants reclaimed the town of Azzan in Yemen’s Shabwa province on Monday, residents said, exploiting a security vacuum in the country’s south as a civil war rages, Reuters reported.

Azzan is a major commercial center for about 70,000 people in a parched and mountainous region. It was controlled by al Qaeda for around a year until the group got cast out in 2012, by an alliance of tribesmen and armed residents loyal to Yemen since central government.

“Dozens of al Qaeda gunmen arrived in the early hours of the morning and set up checkpoints at the entrances to the town and in its streets. They planted their black flag on government buildings,” one resident who declined to be named told Reuters by telephone.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) took advantage of Yemen’s civil war to expand, which set off a military intervention by a Gulf Arab coalition last March, and also controls the major port of Mukalla in a neighboring province.

Sunni Muslim AQAP is viewed by Western analysts as the most dangerous arm of the global militant organization. It claims responsibility for the deadly January 2015 attack in Paris on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

It has made its advances in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition forces, which back the ousted government, clashed with the Houthi movement, a proxy for Iran.

AQAP has suffered setbacks, losing its leader and several top officials to U.S. drone strikes, and is also facing competition from the new Yemen branch of the ultra-violent ISIS.
Posted by: badanov || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:


Saudi Arabia pounds major airport in western Yemen
[Iran Press TV] 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...
has carried out several rounds of Arclight airstrikes on a civilian airport west of Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
as it seeks to cut off the impoverished nation from the outside world.

Yemeni's al-Masirah TV said on Monday that Saudi warplanes pounded the port city of al-Hudaydah's international airport, inflicting huge losses on the facility.

The attack is the latest in a series of operations by Riyadh to destroy Yemen's civilian infrastructure including the channels it can use for receiving humanitarian aid it badly needs.

Yemen has been under a deadly siege over the past 10 months as Saudis continue to attack areas across the country in a bid to undermine the ruling Ansarullah movement and allied military units. The air campaign, which has killed more than 8,300 people since it was unleashed late March last year, is meant to restore power to runaway firmer president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Saudi warplanes on Monday targeted residential areas in northern provinces of Sa'ada, Hajjah and Ma'rib, with no immediate information available on the casualties. The harshest attacks have been reported in a market in Sa'ada where three days of incessant Arclight airstrikes have inflicted huge damage on civilian properties while a major health facility has also been destroyed in the area.

A woman and her little girl were also killed Monday when Saudis bombarded the district of Mara'an in Sa'ada.

In response to the Saudi Arclight airstrikes, Ansarullah and allies launched attacks on pro-Saudi snuffies operating inside Yemen with reports suggesting that a number of the mercenaries were killed after the allied forces pushed them back from two key neighborhoods of the southern city of Ta'izz. A similar operation was launched in the northern Jawf Province.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Bangladesh
Large cache of weapons recovered in Sherpur
[Dhaka Tribune] RAB has recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from Sherpur's Nalitabari upazila, saying that the weapons were similar to those found during a drive in Satchari of Habiganj in 2014.

Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, spokesperson for the Rapid Action Battalion, told a press briefing that a team from RAB 5 made the find during an operation early yesterday near the border with India.

The recovered weapons cache included one anti-aircraft gun base, 22,000 heavy machine-gun bullets, 17,000 SMG bullets, a large number of bullets, two anti-aircraft spare barrel, two heavy machine gun, five machine gun spare barrel, one spare target sight, two sniper rifles, one AK-56, one 7.62mm pistol, 20 MG drum, different types of machines for cleaning rifles, five satellite phones and short- and long-range walkie-talkies.

Asked whether the weapons cache belonged to any international terrorist organization, the RAB commander said it was not possible to comment without further investigation. He added that the drive was still not over and.

RAB officials were tipped off before yesterday's raid at Chengbeng area in Poragaon union. The firearms and ammos were stored in at least four spots in the hills of the area.

A RAB source told the Dhaka Tribune that information provided by four persons detained in Rajshahi on Sunday had led to the Sherpur drive, led by RAB 5 Commanding Officer Lt Col Mahabub Alam and Company Commander Mobashwer Hossain Khan.

Sherpur has a history of weapons being stored by criminals in the area. In 2012, a large number of bullets and AK-47 rifles were recovered from a village in Nalitabari.

In 2010, police seized around 13,000 rifle bullets from Sherpur's Jhenaigati upazila; a few months earlier, the same number of rifles were recovered from Bakakura Gucchagram of Sherpur's Jhenaigati Upazila.

Between 2007 and 2011, around 50,000 bullets, rockets, land mines and weapons were found in Jhenaigati's border areas near India.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But none of the elusive shutter guns...
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/02/2016 15:11 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Police nab hardcore criminals, recover weapons
HANGU: Hangu police in successful operation in the jurisdiction of Cantonment Police Station nabbed six hardcore criminals and recovered weapons from their custody.

Cantonment Police Station Station House Officer (SHO) Tahir Nawaz Khan told media on Monday that in pursuance of the directives of DPO Hangu Shah Nazar, search operations were conducted by the police parties in various areas of the cantonment. As a result of which six proclaimed offenders were netted and one Kalashnikov, pistol and hundreds of cartridges were also recovered from their custody. He said that the police shifted them to undisclosed location for further interrogation adding that no one would be allowed to violate law.
Posted by: badanov || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:


182 seminaries sealed under NAP
[DAWN] Acting under the National Action Plan (NAP), law-enforcement agencies have so far sealed 182 religious seminaries in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
because of their involvement in promoting extremism and other suspicious activities.

As part of the strategy to choke terror financing, the State Bank of Pakistain (SBP) has so far frozen Rs1 billion in 126 accounts which have a link to banned bad boy organizations.

Law-enforcement agencies have also recovered around Rs251 million in cash. The money was traded through Hawala and Hundi.

Data shows that the government has recovered Rs19.77 million from suspects involved in the 2004 'Chowk Yadgar Operation' in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
.

The government has put names of 8,195 people in the fourth schedule and 188 on the Exit Control List. Movement of 2,052 hardcore holy warriors has been restricted.

Similarly, the government has registered 1,026 cases and locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
230 terror suspects. There were 64 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
s in the country while 74 have been declared unlawful by 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...
.

Activities of some organizations are constantly being monitored and their activists are under surveillance.

With regard to hate speech, over 1,500 books and other hate material have been confiscated and 73 shops have been sealed. Law-enforcement agencies have registered 2,337 cases for hate speeches and material and arrested 2,195 people.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Three seminaries sealed in Quetta, four clerics detained for interogation
[DAWN] Three madrassahs were raided in Quetta's Eastern Bypass area on Monday morning, police said, adding that they were subsequently sealed over alleged involvement in 'suspicious' and 'illegal' activities.

The sealed seminaries include Madrassah Hussainia, Madrassah Taleemul Koran and Madrassah Abu Bakar Siddique.

The raiding party also picked up four holy mans -- Qari Saifur Rehman, Surat Shah, Habibullah, and Qari Wali -- for interrogation.

Strict security measures were adopted by the district administration when the seminaries were being sealed.

Police said the madrassahs were sealed under the National Action Plan.

Like other parts of the country, 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...
has started a scrutiny process of religious seminaries, the instructors employed in these as well as their students across the province.

Moreover, law enforcement agencies have intensified action in the aftermath of recent incidents of assassination'>assassination
s in Quetta.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan


BD High Commission official missing in Pakistan
[Dhaka Tribune] An official of the Bangladesh High Commission in Pakistain has been missing since Monday evening.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistain Suhrab Hossain told the Dhaka Tribune that Personal Officer of Press Section Jahangir Hossain left the high commission after 6pm to pick up his daughter from a coaching centre.

"As he did not reach there, his daughter phoned her mother," the High Commissioner said.

"Jahangir's mobile phone is switched off," he added.

"When I was informed about it, I immediately contacted Pakistain foreign ministry, chief of protocol, police and dean of the diplomatic corps," Hossain said.

The Pakistain authorities are in touch with high commission and time to time sought information from the officials, he said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Two suspected AQIS operatives sent to judicial custody till Feb 10
[Daily Excelsior] Two suspected operatives of Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), tossed in the clink
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
for allegedly radicalising youths and propagating the terror agenda of the output, were today remanded to judicial custody till February 10 by a Delhi court.

Abdul Sami and Syed Anzar Shah were produced before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh after expiry of their police custody and the Special Cell of Delhi Police requested the court to send them to judicial custody.

The police told the court that the two accused were not required for further custodial interrogation at this stage and since probe in the case was going on, they should be remanded to judicial custody.

The court after hearing the submissions remanded both the accused to judicial custody till February 10.

Besides Shah and Sami, the other arrested accused in the case are Mohammed Asif, Zafar Masood and Mulana Mohd Abdul Rehman Kasmi.

Police had earlier said that Rahman ran a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh where several students were enrolled and he was allegedly trying to radicalise them for terror activities.

It had claimed that Masood was propagating the terror agenda of AQIS among the youths and trying to attract them towards the outfit.

While Asif (41), was held from Seelampur in north-east Delhi, Rahman (37) was arrested from Jagatpur area of Cuttack in Odisha, police had said. They have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

According to the special cell, Rahman is suspected to have international links in countries like 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...
, Pakistain and Dubai.
Posted by: Fred || 02/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent


Iraq
Iraqi, ISIS forces slug it out on Tikrit-Kirkuk road
(IraqiNews.com) Salahaddin – A security source in Salahuddin Province announced on Monday, that the security forces have closed Tikrit-Kirkuk road due to the clashes between Iraqi security forces and the so-called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Tikrit (170 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in an interview, “The security forces closed Tikrit-Kirkuk road that passes through Tel Kasibh area in eastern Tikrit due to the ongoing battles between the security forces and ISIS members.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, added, “The battle between the security forces and ISIS in that region is ongoing.”
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Iraqi federales drive back ISIS attacks in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Monday, Iraqi Federal Police announced, that the security forces repelled attacks carried out by the so-called ISIS on Allas and Ogail oil fields north of Salahuddin, while indicated to the detonation of a bulldozer and three booby-trapped vehicles.

The Commander of the Federal Police Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a press statement, “Today, a force from the army’s 5th brigade backed by the Federal Police artillery repelled attacks carried out by ISIS on Allas and Ogail oil fields in Salahuddin Province.”

Jawdat added, “The Federal Police forces were able to detonate a bulldozer, as well as three booby-trapped vehicles and managed to kill all the suicide attackers.”
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ISIS Top Dawg dies in drone attack
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk said Monday, that the ISIS military commander of the southwestern areas of the province had been killed, along with five other leaders, during an aerial strike by the international coalition on the outskirts of Hawija.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Five ISIS leaders, including the leader known as Mulla Shuwan Abu Haroun, had been killed in a drone strike by the international coalition on the outskirts of Hawija District (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” noting that, “The bombing targeted a site used by ISIS to hold meetings between the ISIS leaders in an operations room southwest of Kirkuk.”

“Mulla Shuwan, who is from the residents of Erbil, is considered to be the military commander of the southwestern areas of Kirkuk,” the source added.
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3 Kurds die in bomb attack in Diyala
(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – A local source in Diyali province said on Monday, that six elements of the paramilitary Peshmerga force had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast northeast of Baqubah.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, an explosive device targeted a patrol belonging to the Peshmerga forces while carrying out an inspection operation in the area of Tulkana south of Khanaqin DIstrict northeast of Baqubah,” adding that, “The explosion resulted in killing three Peshmerga elements and wounding three others.”
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Mosul Mayhem: 5 die
ISIS Wali of Tal-Afar killed in coalition strike west of Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Nineveh Operations Command announced on Monday the killing of the so-called ISIS Wali of the area of Tal-Afar in an aerial bombing by the international coalition west of Mosul.

The Operations Command said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Warplanes of the international coalition bombarded a gathering for ISIS on the road which links between Mosul and Tal-Afar, resulting in the killing of the ISIS Wali of Tal-Afar and al-Jazeerah.”

ISIS military official killed in armed attack in central Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Monday, al-Hashd al-Watani announced, that the military official in ISIS was killed in an armed attack carried out by unidentified attackers in central Mosul (405 km south of Baghdad), along with three of his companions.

The spokesman of al-Hashd al-Watani Mahmoud Alsurja said in a press statement, “An armed attack carried out by unidentified attackers in central Mosul killed Nasser Awad al-Shammari who was also known as ISIS military official, along with three of his companions.”

Alsurja added, “The attackers managed to escape to an unknown destination, while the security members in ISIS imposed a security cordon around the incident area.”

Noteworthy, ISIS has imposed its control over the city of Mosul in Nineveh Province (405 km north of Baghdad) in the tenth of June 2014, while extended its activities to several provinces and regions in Iraq.

1000 Italian soldiers in Nineveh to protect Mosul Dam

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The member of the Agriculture and Water Committee in the Iraqi Council Mansour al-Baeigi revealed the presence of one thousand Italian soldiers to protect Mosul Dam, while considered the American media exaggeration as a tool to bring foreign troops into Iraq.

Baeigi told reporters, “Based on our information, there are 1000 Italian soldiers in Nineveh Province to protect Mosul Dam, as well as the Italian experts who are treating the decay in the dam’s floor.”

Baeigi added, “The United States uses media exaggeration to bring foreign troops into Iraq and to hinder the liberation of Mosul.”

ISIS blows up ten Christian houses north of Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Province announced on Monday, that ten houses belonging to Christian people were completely destroyed by the so called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) north of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in an interview, “Today, ISIS members detonated ten houses belonging to the displaced Christians using improvised explosive devices in al-Maidan neighborhood north of Mosul, causing the houses to collapse completely,” adding that, “ISIS members stole the contents of the houses before the detonation.”

Noteworthy, ISIS took over the city of Mosul in Nineveh Province (405 km north of Baghdad) in the tenth of June 2014, before extending its terrorist activities in many other areas in Iraq.
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#1  “An armed attack carried out by unidentified attackers in central Mosul killed Nasser Awad al-Shammari who was also known as ISIS military official, along with three of his companions.”

Alsurja added, “The attackers managed to escape to an unknown destination, while the security members in ISIS imposed a security cordon around the incident area.”

Tell me more!
Posted by: Oscar McGurque || 02/02/2016 3:02 Comments || Top||

#2  An armed attack carried out by unidentified attackers in an attacking mode, for attacking purposes
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2016 8:38 Comments || Top||

#3  ...with unidentified attack weapons, following an unidentified attack plan...
Posted by: Pappy || 02/02/2016 11:31 Comments || Top||

#4  "Hey. Who is Kilroy?"
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/02/2016 11:54 Comments || Top||


Kurds, Iraqi militia retake 3 villages east of Qayyarah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Spokesman of al-Hashd al-Watani Mahmoud al-Sourji announced on Monday, that the security forces manged to retake three villages in al-Qayyarah District from ISIS, while pointed out to the continuation of the liberation operations in the area.

Sourji said in a press statement, “Today, Pesmerga forces in cooperation with the fighters of Sabaaweyeen, Lahib and Jabboura tribes attacked several areas in al-Qayyarah District,” pointing out that, “The attacks were carried out in Qayyarah backed by the international coalition aviation.”

Sourji added, “The security forces managed to retake Kudaila Karmrdi and Khattab villages east of al-Qayyarah District from ISIS,” indicating that, “35 members of ISIS were killed in the attack.”

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#1  This comes under the category of "baby steps."

al-Qayyarah is a town on the bank of the Tigris 30 miles south of Mosul. Taking "villages east of Qayyarah" means on the other side of the Tigris.

Until Iraqis take much land west of the Tigris, none of this means much.
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#2  Frozen Al, there isn't any longer such a thing as Iraqis.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/02/2016 13:41 Comments || Top||


Anbar Antics: 7+ die
12 civilians killed, wounded in 2 bomb blasts in Heet, Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, a security source in Anbar Province revealed, that 12 civilians were either killed or wounded in the explosion of two improvised explosive devices while trying to escape from Heet City.

The source said in an interview, “This morning, three families who inhabit Heet City, tried to escape using the desert road from ISIS members who control the city.”

The source added, “Two improvised explosive devices were emplaced on the road side to target the families exploded, killing seven civilians including children and wounding five others.”

Iraqi security forces penetrate into north of Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Head of Khalidiya Council in Anbar Province announced on Monday, that the security forces have advanced for a distance of 3 kiometeres north of Fallujah (26 km west of Baghdad), while indicated to the killing of dozens of ISIS members.

Ali Daoud said in an interview, “Today, security forces have carried out a large-scale military operation on ISIS gatherings and strongholds in Albu Shajel and AlBu Shehab areas in Saqlawiyah Island (17 km north of Fallujah), killing dozens of ISIS members,” noting that, “The security forces managed to penetrate an area of 3 kilometers in the island.”

Daoud added, “The army, police and tribal fighters, backed by the international coalition aviation destroyed ISIS defense lines in Albu Shajel and AlBu Shehab vicinities.”

Army forces advance to liberate Albu Shehab & Albu Shagl

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, Head of Kalidiya Council Ali Daoud announced the advance of the army forces to liberate Albu Shehab and Albu Shagl areas in al-Kalidiya Island east of Ramadi.

Daoud said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, army forces backed by the Iraqi Army Aviation, army artillery and rocket launchers have advanced toward Albu Shehab and Albu Shagl areas in al-Khalidiya Island north of Khalidiya City to liberate them from ISIS.”

Daoud added, “The army forces were able to reach Albu Shehab that is considered the only passage between Ramadi and Falluja north of Khalidiya,” pointing out that, “A number of ISIS members were killed during the confrontations amid heavy aerial shelling carried out by the Army Aviation on ISIS hideouts in Albu Shehab and Albu Shagl areas east of Ramadi.”

Iraqiwarplanes kill, wound 13 terrorists in Akashat

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Monday the killing and wounding of 13 “terrorists” including officials of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during an aerial bombardment west of the province.

The ministry said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The Hawks Intelligence Cell belonging to the Interior Ministry carried out an offensive against ISIS gangs based on accurate information about their gatherings in the area of Akashat west of the province,” pointing out that, “The army’s air force targeted their site directly and managed to kill and wound more than 13 terrorists.”

The statement added, “Abi Ali al-Salmani, a military leader, Abu Mansour and Abu Jaafar al-Shami, the suicide bombers official in Akashat area were among the dead.”
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Unidentified militants kill civilian east of Baghdad
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force said on Monday, that a civilian has been killed in a militant attack that took place east of Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, unidentified militants driving a modern vehicle opened fire against a civilian in Palestine Street, resulting in his immediate death,” pointing out that, “A security force transferred the dead body to the forensic medicine authority, while opened an investigation into the incident to determine the party that stands behind it.”
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Iraqi Army Blocks Supply Routes to ISIL in Fallujah
[ALMANAR.LB] The Iraqi authorities announced on Monday that the army managed to cut off the supply routes to ISIL in Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
opening safe passages for the locals to exit the city which has been occupied by the turbans since 2014.

A military commander told AFP that liberating the city will be a gradual process as the noose around ISIL turbans is being tightened.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS executes 3 in Manbij
ARA News

MANBIJ – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Monday three men from one family in Manbij city in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, after accusing them of insulting the group’s self-declared Caliphate.

The three brothers Ibrahim, Adnan and Jasser al-Mree were arrested by ISIS militants earlier on Sunday after being involved in a fight with officials of the ISIS-linked al-Hisba (taxation) department.

“The three brothers used to run a grocery store in Manbij. When members of al-Hisba department demanded them to pay the regular taxes, the three brothers opposed the taxation policy of ISIS arguing they were unable to pay anymore taxes to the group. Then a fight broke out between them and the al-Hisba officials, leading to the arrest of the three brothers. They were referred to the Sharia Court of Manbij,” local media activist Nasser Taljbini told ARA News.

After reviewing their case, the Sharia Court convicted the three men of insulting the Caliphate by opposing ISIS regulations and attacking its officials.

“The three brothers were beheaded on Monday at the Dadat square in Manbij suburb in front of dozens of people,” the source reported.

Noteworthy, collecting taxes from residents is considered one of the main financial resources for the ISIS radical group.

Reporting by: Hozan Mamo

Source: ARA News
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ISIS troops shoot down French drone in Aleppo
ARA News

ALEPPO – The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group on Monday claimed responsibility for shooting down a French drone over Manbij city in northern Syria.

ISIS said in a statement that its fighters have downed a French drone aircraft near Manbij on the Syria-Turkey border.

The ISIS-linked Amaq media center released images for remnants of a French drone, saying it was shot down by the jihadis on Monday.

The extremist group has not provided further information about the operation.

ISIS threatened to target more aircrafts for the western coalition –that has been bombing the group’s positions across Syria and Iraq for nearly two years.

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.

Reporting by: Sala Qassim

Source: ARA News
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Syrian Army Advances in Aleppo Countryside
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army continued on Monday its anti-terrorist operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorist groups and controlling more areas.

In this context, the Syrian army regained Tal al-Jebayn and Dweir al-Zaytoun in Aleppo northern countryside.

Meanwhile,
...back at the game, the Babe headed for second base. He almost made it. Then Sheila slapped him....
army units destroyed positions, supply routes and vehicles for the terrorist organizations in the towns of Byanon and Hraitan on the road leading to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
which provides them with arms and terrorists, SANA quoted a military source.

More Death Eaters of ISIL and 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 .. ...
killed in Aleppo city and countryside

According to SANA, more positions and hotbeds for al-Nusra Front (Qaeda branch in Syria) terrorist organization were destroyed in army operations in al-Sheikh Lutfi and al-Rashedeen neighborhoods in Aleppo city.

The army destroyed hideouts and vehicles equipped with weapons and ammunition for ISIL terrorist organization in special operations against their positions in the villages of al-Seen and Rasm and the farms of al-Taibeh village in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.

for its part, the so called "al-Ferqa al-Shamaliyeh" terrorist group admitted the death of 7 of its members.
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#1  Good thing the UN-sponsored peace talks are going on, eh?
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