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Head of AQAP killed in Yemen drone strikes: residents
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Afghanistan
Drone strike kills 3 ISIS militants in Nangarhar
A drone strike has killed three fighters of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS) which is locally known by its Arabic name ‘Daesh’ in eastern Nangarhar province.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, spokesperson for the police headquarters of Nangarhar province said the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) attack was conducted in Bandar area of Achin District around 04:00 PM on Tuesday.

He said the attack left three insurgents of Daesh killed.
According to Col. Mashriqiwal, there was no harm to civilians in the drone strike.

It comes a day after four strikes killed 29 militants of the group in the same district.

The air strikes also destroyed the group’s radio ‘Voice of the Caliphate’ which was running a propaganda campaign against government and recruiting fighters for insurgency.
Posted by: badanov || 02/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two bomb blasts leave 3 wounded in Nangarhar, Khost
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two bombs went kaboom! a few hours apart from each other in 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..
and Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
on Wednesday.

The first one which was a landmine went kaboom! on a Ford Ranger vehicle leaving two people maimed in Behsood District of Nangarhar province.

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar province said the Ford Ranger was on its way to the capital city Jalalabad when it struck landmine in Samarkhil area.

The victims are security guards of the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The second blast was caused by a magnetic bomb in the capital city of Khost province which left one person maimed.

No group has grabbed credit for the kabooms.

Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Militants killed in Cairo planned attacks against police: MOI
[AlAhram] The two hard boyz were planning attacks on security forces in response to the killing of an Agnad Misr murderous Moslem group leader, the interior ministry said

Egypt's interior ministry said that the two hard boyz killed on Wednesday in the Cairo suburb of Maadi were planning attacks in response to the earlier killing of an Agnad Masr murderous Moslem group leader by authorities.

The ministry said that the hard boyz were planning to target several public figures, including politicians, and army and police members.

The police said in an official statement that the two "terrorist members" were involved in several terrorist operations.

The planned attacks were in retaliation for the recent Killing of Agnad Misr leader Ahmed Galal Ahmed Mohammed Ismail.

The circumstances surrounding Ismail's death remain unclear.

Ismail's family says he was placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
at a police checkpoint in Maadi on19 January then forcedly disappearced. His corpse was found with a gun shot in the head earlier this week.

Earlier this week, Egypt's semi-official National Council of Human Rights asked the ministry to investigate the death of Ismail.

Officials say the hard boyz killed in the Maadi raid Wednesday had previously committed deadly acts against security forces including the murder of an army conscript on the Autostrad road in Cairo; the killing of two low ranking coppers in Helwan.

The attacks also included the bombing of a policeman's car also in Helwan; and the liquidation of North Sinai's Sheikh Khaled Khalaf El-Menei, who was killed for allegedly collaborating with the security apparatus in the troubled governorate.

Earlier on Wednesday, authorities said that the two men were rubbed out by security forces when they fired on police during a raid on a hideout in the Hadaek El-Maadi district in southern Cairo.

Police officials said they had received information that the hard boyz possessed several weapons, including suicide belts and RPGs.

Two coppers were maimed in the shootout, which lasted six hours.

Authorities announced in recent weeks the killing of several hard boyz during raids on apartments in and outside Cairo.

The banned-Moslem Brüderbund group, whose top leadership are currently nabbed
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
and facing trials on criminal charges, has accused authorities of killing unarmed members of the group in various raids.

Agnad Misr, a small Islamist murderous Moslem group designated by the government as a terrorist group in 2014 - has claimed several deadly attacks against security personnel, mostly in the capital of Cairo, since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Moslem Brüderbund.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/04/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Head of AQAP killed in Yemen drone strikes: residents
[REUTERS] A suspected U.S. drone strike overnight killed a top Islamist murderous Moslem commander in southern 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...
who had run al Qaeda's combat operations and had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, residents said.

In nine months of civil war and a Gulf military intervention in Yemen, the United States has kept up a drone campaign there against al Qaeda and increasingly, 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....
murderous Moslems, who have continued to carry out attacks.

Impoverished Yemen has suffered fierce fighting and humanitarian crisis since March, when a Saudi-led Gulf Arab coalition began near-daily air strikes to rout the Iran-backed Houthis and restore the central government.

Jalal Baleedi was killed by a drone strike as he was traveling in a car with two others in coastal Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
province.

According to media reports and some analysts, Baleedi may have recently defected from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) to become the chief of Islamic State's Yemen branch.

The U.S. State Department said Baleedi was involved in planning attacks on Western diplomatic targets in Sanaa in 2013 and put a reward of up to $5 million for information that would bring him to justice.

Al Qaeda bandidos bandidos bad boys rallied in Abyan capital Zinjibar and planted the group's black flag on government buildings and setting up checkpoints on main roads and the highway leading to the port city of Aden, Yemen's temporary capital some 40 kilometers (25 miles) away.

Another strike on Thursday killed six al Qaeda bandidos bandidos bad boys in a car near al Rawda city in Shabwa province, residents said.

AQAP has taken advantage of the war pitting forces loyal Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
bully boyz based in the capital Sanaa to grab territory and operate more openly.

But the group has faced ideological competition from Islamic State, which has siphoned off recruits as it has launched spectacular attacks against Shi'ite Muslim mosques and government targets.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2016 10:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [631 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

#1  I don't ever seem to hear of an Al Qaeda leader being killed by Saudi air strikes.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/04/2016 12:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Funny coincidence, that.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2016 15:40 Comments || Top||


Europe
Muslim Butchery Sprayed with Bullets in Corsica
Do not annoy the Corsicans. They share their annoyance.
[AnNahar] The front window of a Muslim butchery was sprayed with bullets during the night on the French island of Corsica, where communal tensions have flared in recent months, local prosecutor Eric Bouillard said Wednesday.

The butchery, in the center of the resort town of Propriano, was "hit with a torrent of heavy-weapons fire," said Bouillard. No one was injured.

Corsica, known as the "Isle of Beauty" for its turquoise waters and picturesque mountains, was rocked by anti-Arab riots over Christmas.

Protests erupted after firefighters and a police officer called to a low-income neighborhood, mostly home to North African immigrants, were ambushed and attacked.

Demonstrators shouting slogans such as "This is our home!" and "Arabs get out", vandalised a Muslim prayer hall and set fire to books including copies of the Koran.

Six people have been charged in connection with that unrest.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/04/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Big deal. In Israel, Muslim butchers are sprayed with bullets every day.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/04/2016 2:54 Comments || Top||

#2  The symbol of the Unione Corse is the same as the symbol for Corsica generally: the Maure, or Moor's Head, a depiction of a black human head with a rag tied around the forehead, on a white field. In the case of a member of this society, this symbol is often worn as a pendant or a watch fob. (that's wikipedia)

Basically a mafia. Maybe muxxies just late on the protection money....




Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 02/04/2016 23:41 Comments || Top||


Suspected Swedish Jihad Recruiter Charged in Greece
[AnNahar] A Greek court on Tuesday formally charged a Swedish jihadist of Bosnian origin with "terrorist activity" after he and an alleged accomplice were caught trying to cross into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, a justice source said.

Mirsad Bektasevic, 28, is a suspected jihadist recruiter operating under the codename 'Maximus'.

He had been incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in Sarajevo in 2005 after a police search of his home found an explosives belt, explosives and a video of a masked man advocating attacks against the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

According to U.S. officials, Bektasevic at the time belonged to a small group of holy warriors hoping to create an Al-Qaeda affiliate group in Sweden, where he moved as a boy during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2007, a sentence reduced to eight years on appeal, and was released in 2011.

Bektasevic and another 19-year-old Swedish passport holder of Yemeni origin -- identified by Greek media as Al Hasani Amer -- were arrested over the weekend at the bus station of Alexandroupolis, near the border with Turkey.

They were found in possession of two machetes, army uniforms and other combat paraphernalia.

Both have been charged with membership of a terrorist group and bearing combat weapons with the aim of supporting a terrorist group.

Their lawyer said they were in the area for tourism and had purchased the weapons as souvenirs.

The two men arrived in Greece by plane from Sweden nearly two weeks ago, traveling by bus to Thessaloniki and then to Alexandroupolis with tickets bound for Turkey, police said.

Security concerns in Europe are high after revelations that some of the jihadists behind the Gay Paree terror attacks in November slipped into Europe posing as refugees.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/04/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2007, a sentence reduced to eight years on appeal, and was released in 2011

Common Core Math™
Posted by: Frank G || 02/04/2016 8:53 Comments || Top||


House Arrest for Man Arrested with Guns at Disneyland Paris
It's not getting any less strange as time goes on.
[AnNahar] A man found with guns in a Disneyland Gay Paree hotel was on Tuesday condemned by a French court to six months' house arrest and made to wear an electronic tagging bracelet.

Prosecutors had sought a nine-month suspended sentence for the 28-year-old who was found to be carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran when he was jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
last Thursday.

Disneyland Gay Paree said the guns were picked up by routine scanning of the man's bags at the hotel entrance.

A police source said at the time of the arrest that preliminary investigations did not point to terrorism, and that the man had said he was carrying the guns because he feared for his safety.

The Gay Paree restaurant worker, a convert to Islam, will spend his sentence at his mother's house in the Loiret region southwest of Gay Paree.

The court in the city of Meaux, east of the French capital, also banned him from carrying firearms for five years.

The defendant, with long hair in a bun and a short beard, told the court that he had bought his first gun to defend himself after being the victim of an act of aggression.

He added that he had acquired the second pistol after the November 13 jihadist attacks in Gay Paree that left 130 people dead.

Described as "a boy with a big heart" by his girlfriend and a "pathological liar " by the judge, the man told the court that had not wanted to leave his firearms at his mother's home where he was living.

Despite the discovery of the guns and the Koran, and after several Islamist attacks in and around Gay Paree last year, Sherlocks had quickly ruled out the possibility that the defendant had been planning a terror attack.

Prior to this case the defendant's only brush with the law had been for a traffic case.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/04/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The only people you would ever need a firearm to defend yourself at Disneyworld are others of your ilk. Civilized folks us just like the rides.
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 02/04/2016 23:47 Comments || Top||


Greece orders 2 men to remain in custody pending IS trial
[IsraelTimes] Police find knives, military-style waistcoat and rifle shoulder-strap among belongings of Swedish passport-holders headed for Syria

A Greek magistrate on Tuesday ordered two men to remain in jug pending trial on charges of attempting to travel to Syria through Greece to join the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

The two men, born in Bosnia and 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...
but travelling on Swedish passports, were tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
last week near the Greek-Turkish land border. Police confiscated two hunting knives, a military-style waistcoat and a rifle shoulder strap from their belongings.

They have been charged with membership in a terrorist group, arms possession and possessing military equipment with the intent of supplying a terrorist group.

The suspects' lawyer, Menia Polychroni, says her clients deny any wrongdoing and are tourists who don't understand why they were arrested. No trial date has been set, and Greek authorities have the right to hold suspects in pre-trial detention for up to 18 months.

Officials haven't named the men, aged 29 and 20, but say the 29-year-old was released from prison in 2011 after serving six years for possessing explosives and threatening to carry out an attack. The man had been arrested and convicted in Bosnia before he was transferred to serve the last part of his sentence in Sweden.

Polychroni says her clients claim they have no links to terrorism.

"They accept that they are Islamists, but pacifists," she told journalists outside the magistrate's office in the northern Greek town of Alexandroupoli.

Police say the suspects were arrested during a routine check at an Alexandroupoli bus terminal, where they had bought tickets for a border village that is close to an official border crossing to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
Polychroni said they had bought the knives as souvenirs in Athens, where they stayed for about four days after arriving on a flight from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The suspects' lawyer, Menia Polychroni, says her clients deny any wrongdoing and are tourists who don't understand why they were arrested.
Officials haven't named the men, aged 29 and 20, but say the 29-year-old was released from prison in 2011 after serving six years for possessing explosives and threatening to carry out an attack. The man had been arrested and convicted in Bosnia before he was transferred to serve the last part of his sentence in Sweden.


Sometimes I'd like to take their lying lawyer mouthpiece and slap the shit outta them
Posted by: Frank G || 02/04/2016 8:57 Comments || Top||

#2  They accept that they are Islamists, but pacifists

yeah that computes
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 02/04/2016 23:50 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Hundreds flee conflict-hit area in southeast Turkey as curfew lifted
[Khaleej Times] Hundreds of people fled a conflict-hit area of southeast The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's largest city Diyarbakir on Wednesday, taking advantage of the lifting of a curfew to escape any further festivities between security forces and Kurdish bully boys.

A Rooters witness said people left the city's Sur district with suitcases, televisions and carpets on the back of pick-up trucks and handcarts, deserting an area damaged heavily in fighting since a curfew was declared there a month ago.

"It's always the ordinary people who suffer," said Mehmet Ceylan, 45, carrying a bundle on his back. "I've lived in Sur for years, and I've never witnessed a scene like this."

Hundreds of bandidos forces of Evil and security force members have been killed since July when a ceasefire collapsed, triggering the worst violence in two decades and wrecking hopes for a peace deal in a conflict that has killed more than 40,000 since 1984.

The chief district administrator's office in Sur, encircled by UNESCO-listed Roman-era walls, on Wednesday declared the lifting of a week-old curfew in Sur's western parts. However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
the eastern side remained under round-the-clock curfew.

The state says the curfews, also in place elsewhere in the southeast, are imposed so police can remove barricades, bombs and ditches set up by the PKK, deemed a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
Three soldiers were maimed in festivities in Sur overnight, and one later died in hospital, a security source said.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said it had not been able to communicate for three days with a group of people, some maimed, trapped in a basement in the southeastern town of Cizre, under curfew since mid-December.

At least six of the 31 people in the building, which has largely collapsed, have died over the past two weeks and others are seriously maimed, the HDP said on Wednesday.

The government has denied its security forces are preventing ambulances from reaching the building and has accused bandidos forces of Evil of firing on emergency workers.

Separately in Istanbul, unidentified gunnies opened fire late on Tuesday on the premises of an association, killing one man and wounding three others, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

It followed a similar attack on Monday, when two people were killed and seven maimed in an Istanbul suburb after armed assailants fired on a teahouse. Police detained six people in connection with the first shooting, Anadolu said.

It was not clear if the attacks were politically motivated, but they tapped into concerns that violence may spread to Istanbul, Turkey's largest city and its commercial and tourism hub.
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Home Front: WoT
Kansas man pleads guilty in Islamic State bomb plot - Justice Dept.
[Ynet] A Kansas man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to attempting to detonate a boom-mobile on the Fort Riley military base in Manhattan, Kansas, in support of 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....
, the Justice Department said.

John T. Booker Jr. of Topeka, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in April 2015. He pleaded guilty in US District Court in Topeka.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/04/2016 02:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Father is an Army veteran who was stationed at Ft. Riley.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 02/04/2016 11:10 Comments || Top||


North Carolina ISIS Suspect Now Also Accused of Murdering Neighbor
[LAWNEWZ] Justin Sullivan, who was accused of helping ISIL plan terrorist attacks, has now been indicted for the unsolved murder of his neighbor John Bailey Clark.

After Sullivan's June 19, 2015 arrest, the FBI searched for weapons at his home, tipped off by an undercover agent. Eventually, they found a crawl space with a .22 rifle, a black ski mask, a lock pick, and a silencer.

Authorities say the rifle was used to murder Clark, and a grand jury in Burke County agreed Monday. The 74-year-old man was found buried in a shallow grave December 2014.

Sullivan's father called 911 on his son last year for burning his religious belongings. They can be heard arguing throughout the call.

"You put gasoline in the house!" dad can be heard saying.

Sullivan, 19, faces seven federal counts, according to the Department of Justice: attempting to provide material support to ISIL (the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant); receipt of a silencer in interstate commerce with intent to commit a felony; receipt and possession of an unregistered firearm; concealment and storage of a stolen firearm; use of interstate facilitates in the attempted commission of a murder-for-hire; and two counts of making false statements to FBI agents.

"According to allegations in the indictment, Sullivan attempted to provide material support to ISIL by acquiring weapons and planning to conduct deadly attacks on our soil," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin. The feds say Sullivan planned to commit liquidations and mass shootings for the terrorist organization.
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US arrests global Hezbollah money-laundering network
[Ynet] DEA nabs terror network laundering millions on behalf of narco mobs in order to finance terrorism and operations in Leb and Syria.

The United States' Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Monday declared that an international enforcement operation had caught a Hezbollah network responsible for laundering millions of dollars on behalf of Latin American narco mobs and funding its operations in Syria and Leb with the profits.

According to CNN, four people were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
thanks to the operation, which involved seven countries, including La Belle France, Germany, Italia and Belgium.

CNN quoted a statement by DEA Acting Deputy Administrator Jack Riley saying that the targeted division provided "a revenue and weapons stream ... responsible for devastating terror attacks around the world." The network also reported that the investigation in the case began last February and that more arrests are expected.

The Hezbollah network apparently cooperated with South American narco mobs, which sent the terror group profits from cocaine deals in Europe and the US. Hezbollah retained some of the money, then laundered the rest and returned it to South and Latin America.

DEA front man Rusty Payne told CNN that purchasing and selling high-end used cars was the method for laundering the money, with the launderers occasionally hiding the cash inside the vehicles.

The alliance between Hezbollah and the cartels is partly the result of plummeting oil prices and decreased support for the group by Iran. Operatives' salaries have also dropped, causing a crisis in morale.

Hezbollah began laundering money for narco mobs in the 1980s via Lebanese immigrants in South America. Terrorism expert Matt Levitt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy told CNN that the group will soon be able to raise more funds through drug deals than by any other means.

The U.S. Treasury Department last week imposed sanctions against Noureddine and Hamdi Zaher El Dine, another alleged Hezbollah money launderer. Noureddine's Trade Point International also was placed under sanctions.
The Times of Israel adds:
Among those tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in the raid were leaders of the Leb-based terror group's European arm, accused by Washington of laundering Hezbollah funds through a Lebanese front company.

The effort formed part of DEA's Project Cassandra, which targeted a global Hezbollah network responsible for the movement of large quantities of cocaine in the United States and Europe.

The drug network was established by Imad Mughniyah, the global operations chief of the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group, who died in a kaboom in Damascus on February 12, 2008, reportedly in a joint Mossad-CIA operation that required special approval from US president George W. Bush.

It is currently controlled by Abdallah Safieddine and another high-profile terror suspect, Adham Tabaja, according to the DEA.

Hebzollah is designated a terror group by the US, Israel and a number of Sunni Arab states. The EU recently declared the group's military wing a terror organization, but left its political arm off the blacklist, despite Israeli lobbying.
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#1  Didn't give Hillary her share?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/04/2016 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  I was thinking more along the lines of the current WH occupant.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/04/2016 12:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Any moneys seized?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/04/2016 13:16 Comments || Top||

#4  So cartels can now be targeted as terrorist organizations?
Let's get started!
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/04/2016 15:11 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Main facilitator of BKU attack arrested
[DAWN] In a major breakthrough, intelligence agencies have claimed to have incarcerated
Please don't kill me!
the main controller of the attack on the Bacha Khan University that left about 20 people dead and several others maimed, credible sources said.

According to them, Waheed Ali alias Arshad, categorised as "Terrorist A", was arrested in Nowshera last week.

"He had made arrangements to flee to Afghanistan and hired a taxi to take him to the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham. Had there been any further delay, the man would have slipped away," the sources said.

"He had shaved his beard and had packed up. His taxi was intercepted and he was picked up after positive identification," said the sources, requesting they not be identified.

In his initial statement, according to the sources, the alleged controller who is in his early 30s said the planning of the attack on the university had been in works for six months in Achin district of Afghanistan, the base of the hard boy commander Khalifa Omar Mansoor alias Omar Naray.

He said he had surreptitiously made videos of the Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Regiment Centre and a cop shoppe in Mardan as possible targets and taken the footages in a memory chip to Omar Naray, but the plans had been dropped because of heavy security in the two places.

The criminal mastermind and planners, Waheed said, later opted for Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan and prepared a group of four bully boyz to carry out the attack. He said that he was the one who had made the video of the four attackers with Khalifa Mansoor and that was the reason why the Abdul Wali Khan University was mentioned in the video.

He said Khalifa Mansoor had provided him Rs1 million to execute the plan and procure arms and ammunition for the attack. The plan to attack the Abdul Wali Khan University was also cancelled because of better security arrangements and the criminal mastermind was informed about the new target in Charsadda.

According to the sources, the suspect said he had brought with him two attackers while the other two were already with another controller, Riaz, in Charsadda. He identified the four attackers, including an Afridi, one from Orakzai, one from Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
and one from South Wazoo.
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Senior TTP leader still alive? Drone 'targeting' Sajna kills 18 militants
[DAWN] Eighteen Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) Death Eaters of the banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
's Sajna group were killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province on Monday night, security sources said.

Members of the TTP offshoot were holding a meeting in Paktika's Birmal area during which its leader Khan Said Sajna was expected to appear, sources said.

It is pertinent to mention that Sajna was reported killed in a drone strike last year, but the information had not been independently verified. The Mehsud tribal faction, which Sajna heads, had not denied claims of Sajna's death at the time.

Of the TTP men killed today, 14 belong to the Mehsud tribe and four to the Wazir tribe.

Claims relating to the strike and the deaths could not be independently verified.

Khan Said Sajna became TTP's deputy leader following the death of Wali-ur-Rehman in May 2013. He fought in Afghanistan and is believed to be involved in the attack on a Naval base in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Sajna is credited with criminal masterminding a 2012 jailbreak in which the Taliban freed 400 inmates from a prison in Bannu.

Khan Said Sajna leads the Mehsud faction, which split from TTP in May 2014 after former TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a United States (US) drone strike.

In a public statement following the split, he stated his continued commitment to terrorist activity. The US designated Sajna a global terrorist in Oct 2014.
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#1  Wehell, AFAIK the US Govt. + Other are still saying we're still in the so-called "Zombie Apocalypse"???

Which we can't have widout Zombies, correct???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/04/2016 1:41 Comments || Top||

#2  18 militants? But how many puppies and bunnies and little girls?

After all the narrative must be maintained at all cost.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/04/2016 7:15 Comments || Top||

#3  "Here, Abdul! You stand over here! And wear my white pakool hat!"

"But boss...! [ZA-A-A-A-AP!]... Rosebud!"
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2016 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Even if he wasn't killed, it will make others afraid to be around him. He has bad juju.
Posted by: gorb || 02/04/2016 11:01 Comments || Top||


India arrests suspect planning on attacking Israeli targets
[Ynet] Jeb Afridi, active in the Muslim student organization, suspected of committing attack at a restaurant an Israeli delegation was supposed to dine at in 2014.

India's security forces placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
a suspect last week who allegedly committed a terror attack in 2014 and planned on carrying out terrorist attacks against Israeli targets in Bangalore.

According to India's National Investigation Agency (NIA), the suspect arrested is Jeb Afridi. He is a resident of Amdabad and is active in the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

Afridi is suspected of committing a terrorist attack on Church Street in Bangalore on December 28, 2014, and of being involved in other incidents in Bangalore and elsewhere. His remand was extended by 10 days.

According to the NIA, he went kaboom! a small bomb outside a restaurant atwhich an Israeli delegation was supposed to dine. A woman was killed and three were maimed in that attack. There were no Israeli casualties.

Contrary to claims made by the NIA, the Israeli Consulate said it was not aware of an Israeli delegation, official or not, that was supposed to visit the restaurant in question that evening.

In addition, the NIA statement said that the suspect admitted to an arson attempt at the Israeli Visa Services offices in November 2015, and was suspected of being involved in and organizing similar activities in India.

Ziv Shalvi, deputy consul general of Israel in Bangalore, said he was satisfied overall by police work and the Indian authorities in their daily cooperation with the consulate, but did not specifically reference the present case or recent publications.
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Iraq
ISIS Top Dawg dies in Anbar airstrike
[ARA News] QAMISHLI – An Iraqi airstrike near Ramadi has killed a number of militants of the Islamic State (ISIS), including head of the Sharia Court and other ISIS officials, local sources reported on Wednesday.

Muhammad Ghandour, aka Abu Dujana al-Masri, who served as Sharia chief in the ranks of ISIS, was reported dead in an airstrike that hit eastern Ramadi in Anbar province.

Al-Masri, an Egyptian jihadi who was known for his loyalty to al-Qaeda before joining ISIS, was named as the head of Sharia Court in northern Iraq by the group’s Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“He was killed along with other Sharia officials in an airstrike by the Iraqi army east of Ramadi,” an Iraqi officer told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Amer Hamid al-Assawi, another leading member of ISIS and commander of Ramadi operations, was also killed in the airstrike, according to the Iraqi official source.

This comes just a day after a U.S. strike hit a convoy for the Islamic State radical group in northwestern Iraq, and killed the Emir of the ISIS-controlled district of Tal Afar, Ammar Mustafa al-Zakiyah.
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ISIS seizes residences in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A local source in Kirkuk province said on Wednesday, that the ISIS militants seized houses of civilians in Hawija, while pointed out that the militants forced those people to pay 50 thousand dinars in exchange for staying in their homes.

The source said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS began, today, to impose a levy on the homes of civilians in Hawija and the areas of al-Abasi, Zab and Riyadh (55 km southwest of Kirkuk), due to the escape of the majority of young people and government staff from those areas.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added, “The ISIS told the residents to pay 50 thousand dinars in exchange for housing in their homes,” pointing out that, “The ISIS elements expelled dozens of civilians from their homes.”
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#1  Islamic version of New London vs Kelo.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/04/2016 13:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Manifest destiny
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/04/2016 15:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Redistribution for diversity.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/04/2016 15:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Eminent Domain
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 02/04/2016 23:58 Comments || Top||


ISIS executes 2 in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A local source in Kirkuk Province announced on Wednesday, that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed two people by firing squad while trying to escape from the areas controlled by ISIS in Hawija south-west of Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS fighters arrested, before noon today, two people who tried to escape from Hawija to Hamrin Mountains in order to reach the secured areas by the security forces.”

The source added, “ISIS fighters took the two civilians to the center of Hawija and executed them by firing squad on charges of leaving the land of Jihad and Caliphate, in addition to cooperating with al-Hashed al-Shaabi and the security forces.”
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Civilian gunned down in attack in Diyali
(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – A security source in Diyali province said on Wednesday, that a civilian had been killed in a militant attack east of Baqubah.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, unidentified militants attacked a civilian near a house in the western outskirts of the district of Kana’an (20 km east of Baqubah) and opened fire from their weapons, resulting in his immediate death.”

The source added, “A security force cordoned off the area of the incident, while transferred the dead to the forensic medicine department.”
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Anbar Antics: 12 die
Iraqi forces destroys ISIS supplies in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Wednesday the Commander of the 3rd special operations brigade in the Anti-Terrorism Bureau Major General Samy Kadim al-Aredi announced the destruction of ISIS armory in al-Sijariya area east of Ramadi.

“The forces from the Anti-Terrorism Bureau, army and Anbar police have advanced to liberate al-Sijariya, al-Juwbiya and Husaiba areas east of Ramadi from the ISIS control,” Aredi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com.

Aredi added, “The forces engaged with ISIS fighters in al-Sijariya and managed to destruct the ISIS armory in the area, including mortar detachments, machine guns and guided missiles,” pointing out that, “Heavy human and material losses were inflicted on the enemy.”

Baghdadi's nephew dies in airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Head of Khalidiya Council in Anbar Province Ali Dawood announced on Wednesday, that the nephew of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an Iraqi air strike east of Ramadi, along with eight of his companions.

Dawood said in a statement released by Anbar News Agency and followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, Iraqi Air Force conducted an air strike on the so-called ISIS sharia court in Albu Bali area in Khalidiya Island east of Ramadi.”

Dawood added, “The strike resulted in the death of Abu Ahmed al-Samarrai the nephew of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with eight of his companions, as well as Adel al-Bilawi, the Military Commander of Albu Bali area.”

Iraqi forces kill 11 ISIS elements east of Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of the Rapid Intervention Forces Maj. Gen. Tamer Muhammed Ismail announced on Wednesday the killing of 11 ISIS elements as well as the destruction of two shelters for them in Husaiybah area east of Ramadi.

Ismail said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a force from the Rapid Intervention Forces clashed with ISIS elements in the area of Husaiybah (7 km east of Ramadi), resulting in the death of 11 [ISIS] elements as well as the destruction of two shelters for them in the area.”

Ismail added, “The scorpion force belonging to the Rapid Intervention Forces was able to kill two ISIS elements, one of whom was targeting the special vehicle of dismantling the explosive devices.”

Albu Shajal liberated in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Baghdad Operations Command announced on Wednesday, that the Iraqi security forces had gained control over the area of Albu Shajal west of Saqalawiyah in the province of Anbar.

The commander of Baghdad Operations Maj. Gen. Abdul-Amir al-Shammari said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi army’s 14th brigade managed to gain control over the area of Albu Shajal west of Saqalawiyah,” pointing out that, “The forces had inflicted big losses upon the enemy.”

Shammari added, “The forces were also able to detonate three booby-trapped vehicles.”

ISIS booby-trapped all entrances to Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Wednesday the Mayor of Fallujah Sadoun Shallan described the humanitarian situation in the district as very difficult, while indicated that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) booby-trapped all the district’s entrances.

Shallan said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The humanitarian situation in Fallujah is very difficult, and there are five thousand families who suffer from tragic humanitarian situation where there is no food or medicine,” adding that, “We called the government, United Nations, humanitarian organizations and the international coalition to prepare secured passages in order to evacuate a number of families who became victims of ISIS and the tragic humanitarian situation.”

Shallan also pointed out, “ISIS booby-trapped all the entrances to Fallujah, and trying to kill the biggest number of its residents.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 2 die
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday, that ten people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a popular market in Tarmiya District in northern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight others.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while imposed restricted measures in anticipation of the presence of other bombs.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Tunnel collapse kills two Hamas men
Dig in haste, die at leisure.
More sea water!
[Ynet] Terror group's military branch confirms deaths, vows to continue digging offensive tunnels.

A tunnel collapsed on Tuesday in the central-southern area of the Gazoo Strip, killing two members of Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,'s military branch, an official statement from the group said on Wednesday.

The statement also promised that the group would continue digging attack tunnels.

Sources in Gazoo reported the collapse in the Nusayrat refugee camp to Ynet on Tuesday, but officials would initially neither confirm nor deny this. They did, however, affirm that a Paleostinian was killed "in an event in the center of the Strip". Announcement of a second death soon followed.

The dead men were identified as Ahmed A-Zahar and Fuad Abu Atiwwi. According to the reports, eight additional people were maimed in the incident.

A week ago the collapse of an additional tunnel was reported in the Tufach neighborhood in the north of Gazoo City. After a day of silence, Hamas officially admitted that the tunnel indeed collapsed and that people were missing. According to a statement by the military branch, contact was lost with the tunnel unit's squad as a result of the tunnel collapse caused by stormy weather. However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
Hamas avoided publishing the number of missing persons on whom the tunnel collapse.

Earlier this week, IDF forces were using engineering equipment at the Gazoo border in order to detect tunnels. Concurrently, classified technological means for the detection of tunnels are being installed.

The IDF has been drilling and looking for Hamas tunnels for more than a year, each time at a different location on the border. Residents in settlements along the Gazoo border have become increasingly concerned about Hamas's tunnels .

The IDF sent a message to the settlements' representatives that the working assumption, as has been published, is that Hamas is digging attack tunnels and continues to prepare for the possibility of escalation. The military is thus using a process of elimination, checking areas in order to rule them out as possible tunnel locations.

Despite the recurring claims of residents in the Gazoo vicinity of suspicious noises heard from deep underground, so far no offensive tunnel has been discovered in Israeli territory since Operation Protective Edge. However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
engineering teams review each complaint on its merits.
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#1  I wonder how effective a Mine Clearing Line Charge (MICLIC) deployed and exploded along the Israeli side of the border would be in collapsing tunnels?

Next time a tunnel is found an experiment should be conducted....
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/04/2016 13:49 Comments || Top||

#2  More sea water!

"The Americans also tried to flood the tunnels, but did not succeed because there were water drainage holes in the tunnels. “Every twenty or thirty meters the tunnelers dug a water drainage hole to prevent flooding” (Mangold, 1985, 76)." The Cu Chi Tunnels
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/04/2016 14:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Preparing for Warfare’s Subterranean Future
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/04/2016 15:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Argon. Place gas permeable well pipes down to the water table in an underground fence around Gaza, and flood the pipes with Argon. Extend the system via horizontal pipes to the basements of all hospitals and mosques.
Posted by: rammer || 02/04/2016 20:00 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Ranger gunned down in southern Thailand
A Thai ranger was gunned down while traveling with his wife in Narathiwat province on Tuesday morning. The attack occurred in Sai Buri district. Sukiphli Nasae and his wife were on a motorcycle when they were attacked. Sukiphli was killed at the scene. His wife was wounded when the motorcycle fell to the road.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
6 IS Militants Killed, 16 Held in Special Army Operation in Arsal Outskirts
[AnNahar] The Lebanese army killed six terror runaways on Wednesday and locked away
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
16 individuals in raids on Wadi al-Arnab and al-Joumrok neighborhoods in the northeastern town of Arsal, an army statement said.

The groups were said to have links to the latest festivities in Arsal.

The military carried out raids on positions of the terror group of Ahmed Ammoun, the criminal mastermind behind the recent incidents in the border town, injuring him in the back, and killing 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....
Death Eater Anas Khaled Zaarour.

Ammoun was arrested together with Abou Bakr al-Raqawi and a group of Syrian nationals committing to the Islamic State group.

Explosives and suicide belts were also confiscated.

The army deployed in the town and patrolled its neighborhoods.

"It was our largest operation against Daesh [Islamic State]... in terms of size and the number of people killed and captured," a military front man told AFP, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

The army said in a statement that its "lightning" raid was launched on the basis of information that the jihadists were planning attacks on military posts and to kidnap civilians in Arsal.

Moreover, the military raided the house of Abdul Rahman al-Flaiti aka Nougo in the al-Joumrouk neighborhood in Arsal and arrested seven people, Voice of Leb radio (93.3) said.

The dead body of a Syrian man was found in the trunk of a vehicle that belongs to Nougo, it added.

In the Bekaa town of Zahle, the army apprehended Hassan Youssef al-Flaiti in Ablah, and Syrian Bassil Ahmed Salloum in the town of Mtayleb in Metn on suspicion of belonging to terror cells, the army orientation directorate said in a statement.

Thirty-one Syrian nationals were also taken into custody in the northern district of Akkar for failure to possess identifications cards and for illegal entry to Leb.

The detainees were handed to the related authorities.

Later during the day the army raided an IS hospital in Arsal and arrested 16 snuffies including Ahmed Noun.

The terror group had plans to target army position and kidnap citizens from Arsal.
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98 ISIS Bad Guys die fighting Kurds near Kobane
[ARA News] KOBANE – Dozens of militant fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group were killed in military operations by the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria.

The YPG leadership said in a statement on Wednesday that 98 ISIS jihadis were killed in fierce attacks by the Kurdish units in the last two weeks.

“Our forces carried out 14 new military operations against Daesh strongholds in northern Syria and were engaged in 10 clashes on the border with Turkey over the past two weeks,” the Kurdish command center in Rojava said, using another acronym for ISIS.

“At least 98 terrorists were killed and several more were arrested by our (YPG) forces,” it said, adding that 20 Kurdish fighters lost their lives in clashes with ISIS militants.

The recent Kurdish military operations against ISIS took place in Syria’s northern provinces of Hasakah, Raqqa and Aleppo.

The YPG forces have reportedly seized a large deal of ammunition and weapons from ISIS militants during the recent clashes, including 44 Kalashnikov rifles and 40 hand grenades, beside dozens of mortar shells and explosive devices.
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Hezbollah kills 4 Qaeda-linked militants in north Lebanon
[Ynet] Hezbollah fighters killed at least four members of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in a rocket attack on their car in northeastern Leb on Tuesday, a security source said.

The incident took place in a restive area near the Syrian border, just outside the Lebanese town of Arsal, which Nusra Front and Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
fighters overran briefly in 2014 before withdrawing after festivities with the army.

Shi'ite Hezbollah has previously targeted Sunni Islamist fighters in the area who have staged regular incursions from Leb's war-torn neighbour.

Nusra Front and Islamic State - themselves enemies in Syria's conflict - have in the past week clashed in the outskirts of Arsal. Nusra Front initiated the fighting with its jihadist rival by trying to capture IS positions in the area, the source said.

IS counter attacked, pushing Nusra Front out of positions it controlled east of Arsal.

The festivities killed several fighers on each side, the source said.
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Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi'ite towns: army
[REUTERS] The Syrian army and its allies have broken a three-year rebel siege of two Shi'ite towns in northwest Syria, government and rebel groups said on Wednesday, cutting off a main Death Eater route to nearby The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
The two towns of Nubul and Zahraa, with an estimated 60,000 population, are connected to the border by areas under the control of Kurdish militias that provided them some access.

Al Manar, television channel of Leb's Hezbollah Lion of Islam group, joined Syria's army and state media in reporting the breakthrough, which it said came after the army moved in from towns secured in a recent offensive in northern Aleppo province.

A Levant Front rebel said the siege was broken "after three days of legendary resistance by the revolutionaries facing the Russian military machine, an after more than 500 raids by Russian air planes".

"Less than 3 km separate the regime from cutting all routes to opposition-held Aleppo," said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said. "It did in three days what it failed to do in 3-1/2 years."
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Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 20 air strikes in Iraq, six in Syria - US military
[Ynet] The United States and its allies conducted 20 strikes against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Iraq and six in Syria on Monday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement.

The strikes in Iraq included six near Qayyarah, three near Kisik and four each near Ramadi and djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, where they destroyed an Islamic

State homemade explosives cache, a murderous Moslem checkpoint, four staging areas and a weapons cache, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Tuesday.

Other strikes included one near Albu Hayat, where a tactical unit was hit and a staging area destroyed, and Habbaniyah, where an air strike destroyed two vehicles, three front-end loaders and another homemade explosives cache, it said.

An Islamic State tactical unit was hit in a strike near Sinjar.

In Syria, the coalition said, two strikes near the murderous Moslems' stronghold of Raqqa destroyed three excavators and a tactical unit. Two gas and oil separation plant well heads were hit by two strikes near Dayr Az Zawr and two strikes in Manjib hit a training facility and destroyed three buildings, it said.
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