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Boko Haram kills at least 30 people in northeastern Nigeria
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Afghanistan
Five security personnel martyred in Helmand suicide attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Five security personnel have embraced martyrdom in a suicide kaboom in southern Afghanistan.

The attack took place near a military installation in Sangin District of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province this morning.

Officials say the jacket wallah who was driving a vehicle laden with explosives targeted a military installation leaving four coppers and an army soldier martyred.

Public Relations Officer of 215th Maiwand Military Corps in the country's south said that three other gunnies were trying to enter into the battalion compound following the kaboom but security forces gunned them down.

Mohammad Rasoul Zazai said an army soldier has also sustained injuries in the attack.

Taliban have grabbed credit for the attack.

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban confirm losing 13 fighters in Paktika drone strikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Taliban have confirmed losing 13 fighters in two drone strikes in Barmal District of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.

A statement released by the group's spokesperson on Saturday states that their fighters came under drone attacks while they were in fighting with faceless myrmidons belonging to Daesh [Islamic State] group in Warmama area.

According to the statement, five faceless myrmidons were killed in one strike and eight others in another one.

The statement does not contain exact date of the strikes.

Local officials and residents of Gomal District of Pakitika province have also reported severe festivities between Taliban and fighters loyal to Daesh [Islamic State].

According to local residents, festivities between the two rival groups left dozens of faceless myrmidons killed in Khand and Dinarkhil areas last week.

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Kenyan police detain two ‘most wanted’ Shaboobs in Mombasa
Kenya’s security officers have arrested two most wanted terror suspects in the coastal city of Mombasa.

Mohammed Kombo and Mohammed Salim Mohammed were part of youth who escaped from a house in majengo residential estate where cage of weapons were seized last month. Regional police commander Francis Wanjohi said the suspects were also in possession of materials for making explosive materials.

“The suspects knowingly supported to have weapons and components of making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) with intention of planning terrorism act,” Wanjohi said.

Police said the two were among six wanted terror suspects who had sneaked into the country from Somalia to plot terrorist attacks in the coastal city. Intelligence reports indicate that the two suspects were planning a terrorist attack in Mombasa and are part of a gang believed to be behind past terror attacks in Lamu and Mombasa.

Last Tuesday four Al-Shabaab were killed in joint operation led by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers in Lamu.

Kenya has warned that attacks as threatened by the Somali-based terrorist group Al-Shabaab could affect the country’s image, hindering investment and tourism.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Improvised bomb kills army officer, soldier in North Sinai
[AlAhram] An army officer and a soldier were killed on Saturday morning during attempts by army personnel an improvised bomb (IED) in North Sinai's Karm Al-Kwadis area, Egypt's army said in a statement.

A non-commissioned officer was also injured.

The army front man Colonel Mohammed Samir said on his Facebook page that an IED, which was planted by ' terrorist elements', was discovered by the army during a a routine combing of the area. The device went kaboom! as experts attempted to defuse it, the spokesperson said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram kills at least 30 people in northeastern Nigeria
[Iran Press TV] 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...
Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
forces of Evil have killed at least 30 people in raids on two villages in the crisis-stricken northeast of Nigeria.

According to local sources, the holy warriors, on bikes and in vans, first attacked Kachifa village in the country's northeastern Borno province on Friday night and killed eight villagers then launched their second raid on Saturday morning against the nearby Yakshari village, where they slaughtered 22 others.

Reports say that they claimed the lives of villagers by "slitting their throats before emptying food stores and taking away all the cattle."

In their recent wave of terror acts in the volatile state, Boko Haram killed at least 85 people in a single village on January 30 and 58 more in a camp made for displaced people on February 9.

According to an AFP count, Boko Haram forces of Evil have killed more than 1,650 people since the inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2015. and claimed the lives of over 17,000 people since the start of their insurgency in Nigeria in 2009. They also forced over 2.6 million others to flee their homes since then.

The terror group has pledged allegiance to the Daesh [Islamic State] Takfiri group, which is wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [452 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Houthis Kill Saleh’s Officers and War Prisoners
Jeddah- Informed military sources revealed that Houthi rebels were in a state of tension with pro-government forces approaching the outskirts of Sanaa. The sources added that in the past two days, Houthi rebels have killed tens of pro-government officers who were captured earlier, and others from Yemen’s Republican Guards, forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah who refused any military confrontation and supported peaceful solutions for the crisis.

Brigadier Abdullah Subaihi, commander of the north-eastern sector in Aden and commander “Brigade 15-Mika”, told Asharq Al-Awsat that, “according to the information provided during the past two days, the militias have started taking random decisions proving their inability to persist, like killing the military officers who are war prisoners incapable of defending themselves.”

Brigadier Subaihi described these actions as inhumane and opposing to all international regulations.

He confirmed that Houthis are perpetrating these criminal actions to ensure security for the leaders of the so-called Ansar Allah with the imminent entry of the national army to Sanaa and the military movement of resistance inside.

Moreover, Asharq Al-Awsat learned about calls made between pro-government forces and some of the leaderships hiding in Sanaa, after being moved away from their military bases for refusing to join the militias’ and Saleh’s army.

In the same context, the national army took control over “Brigade 63”, which is affiliated with the Republican Guard, and seized the commander of the Brigade along with around 200 members, who were sent to the liberated areas.

Moreover, the military sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the army forces in Bani Hushaysh District moved forward and are closer to the outskirts of Sanaa.
Posted by: badanov || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Cross-border Yemeni shelling kills two in Saudi
The southwestern city of Najran was struck, leaving dead a foreign resident.
A Saudi soldier and a civilian have been killed in cross-border shelling from rebel-controlled northern Yemen, authorities said late on Saturday.

A Saudi patrol was hit on Saturday morning in the southwestern region of Assir, killing the soldier, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.

Later in the day, the southwestern city of Najran was struck, leaving dead a foreign resident, a civil defence spokesman said in a statement on SPA.

About 90 civilians and soldiers have died from shelling and skirmishes along the border since March, when a Saudi-led military coalition began air and ground action in Yemen.
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Yemeni Army Controls Strategic Mountain in Taiz
Yemeni army and the popular committees took control of strategic mountain in Thubab governorate in Taiz.

Military source in Taiz reported that the allied forces managed to take control of Jabal al-Shabakah following fierce clashes with Saudi-led forces who are waging brutal aggression against the Arab impoverished country.

The source told al-Massirah Yemeni channel that a number of Saudi-led forces and mercenaries were killed during the clashes that also destroyed two Saudi vehicles in the coastal governorate.

Earlier, Al-Manar correspondent in Yemen reported that the allied forces have also managed to fully secure Fardat Naham military base, east of the capital, Sanaa.

Meanwhile, the army and the committees have also cleansed Wadi Baran, a valley which lies south of Fardat Naham.

Media reports mentioned that 120 mercenaries, that were arrested by the Yemeni army and popular committees in Maareb, arrived in Sanaa.
Posted by: badanov || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Breitbart's Migrant Crisis Live Wire for 2/13/2016
Go to link and scroll down to see what happened on previous days. A zucchini was at one point involved.
13/02/2016 – Paderborn, Germany – British military families attacked by migrants
Military police have confirmed that a number of attacks by migrants have been reported by military personnel and their families stationed at Paderborn in Germany, the Express has reported. One woman living at the barracks has told Forces TV: “If we are going out on a night out we need to plan ahead and not consume as much alcohol.”

13/02/2016 – Hannover, Germany – Rapist shouted ‘Inshallah!’
A 25 year old student has been brutally raped and beaten in a dark alley after leaving a nightclub in Hannover. According to the victim, her attacker spoke broken German and repeatedly shouted “Inshallah” – God willing – as he carried out his attack, oe24 has reported. A 39 year old Algerian migrant has appeared in court after DNA testing identified him as the rapist.

13/02/2016 – Helsinki, Finland – Migrants returning home citing bad weather, unfriendly locals
More than 4,100 asylum seekers in Finland have cancelled their applications and are opting to return home. 80 percent of those leaving are Iraqi, prompting Finnish officials to charter return flights to Baghdad.

Travel agent Muhiadin Hassan told Reuters: “Some say they don’t like the food here, it’s too cold or they don’t feel welcome in Finland. There are many reasons.” He said he is now selling 15 to 20 tickets to Baghdad each day.

13/02/2016 – Islington, London – Illegal immigrant accused of attempted kidnap
Illegal immigrant Abdi Waise appeared at court yesterday accused of impersonating a police officer and attempting to kidnap school children in North London. He has been charged with six counts of attempted kidnap, five counts of impersonating a police officer, false imprisonment, stalking and one count of inciting a 15-year-old boy to engage in sexual activity, the Evening Standard has reported.

Mr Waise already has a criminal record: he was jailed in 2009 for the brutal strangulation and rape of a woman in North London.

13/02/2016 –BONN, Germany – Newly arrived migrant is already repeat offender
An Algerian migrant who has been in Germany just two months has already been caught stealing three times, and has been now sentenced to six months in jail.

Sentencing, the judge called the man a “basket case”, wondered why he couldn’t get along on his €320 montly allowance like the other migrants and told the man “you have greatly abused our hospitality”.

13/02/2016 –STEINFURT, Germany – 13 year year old girls abused
Three 13 year old girls were touched “immorally” repeatedly in a public swimming pool on Tuesday evening after they were approached by a gang of four or five “probably African” men.

Aged between 18 and 25, the men approached the girls while they were using the water slide. Police are appealing for witnesses.
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Home Front: WoT
U.S. Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime after Threatening Mosques
[AnNahar] Florida man has admitted he threatened to Molotov cocktail two mosques and shoot worshipers in the wake of the November Gay Paree attacks.
Idiot.
Martin Alan Schnitzler pleaded guilty in the state of Florida to obstructing persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs, a hate crime, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.
Say, there's a useful law -- might be good at protecting Joooz and Hindoooz as well...
Hours after the November 13 attacks in Gay Paree left 130 people dead and hundreds maimed, Schnitzler called and left messages threatening a massacre at two mosques in Florida's Pinellas County.

Schnitzler later said his messages were prompted by the Gay Paree attacks.

In one message, he said that he would have a militia go to the mosque and "Molotov cocktail you, shoot whoever is there on sight in the head."

"I don't care if they're fucking two years old or a hundred," he added.

Schnitzler left his name in the messages and police had no trouble tracing the cell phone from which he made the call.

"Yes, I'm a red-blooded American watching the news in La Belle France. I'm over this shit. I'm calling all mosques in Pinellas County. I'm bringing it to you, baby," he said in a voicemail message left for the Islamic Society of Pinellas County.

"Guard your children. I don't care if you're bully boyz or not. I'm tired of your shit. Get out of my fucking country. And I'm gonna bomb your fucking location.

In another voicemail, to the Islamic Society of St. Petersburg, Schnitzler vowed to "personally have a militia that's going to come down to your Islamic Society of Pinellas County, Molotov cocktail you, shoot whoever is there on sight in the head."

Schnitzler faces up to 20 years in prison.

"The right to worship as one chooses, free from threats and intimidation, is one of the core principles upon which our great nation was founded," said U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley.

A wave of attacks and threats against Muslims took place across the United States after the tragedy in Gay Paree and a shooting in San Bernardino, Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, that killed 14 people.
Really? Somehow we missed that here at Rantburg, though we keep an eye out for such things.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under:

#1  St. Pete, aka Gawds Waiting Room, my other hometown.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/14/2016 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Schnitzler left his name in the messages and police had no trouble tracing the cell phone from which he made the call.

Very, very poor delivery. Perhaps a few years in the jug will produce some enlightenment and calm.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/14/2016 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Like Ship said: St Petersburg
Posted by: Pappy || 02/14/2016 9:53 Comments || Top||

#4 
A wave of attacks and threats against Muslims took place across the United States...


This guy and....?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/14/2016 13:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Didn't you get the memo Rob?

Merely being Christian or Jew is an attack and threat against Muslims according to the DOJ...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/14/2016 14:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Idiot. Floridiot. - fify
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 02/14/2016 15:33 Comments || Top||

#7  "We Muslims are scared in Pinellas."
The source of this terror -- do tell us!
"Joo butchers who threaten
To cut up and flatten
The mosque with their make-believe fellas."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 02/14/2016 17:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Too much time in Bill Jacksons indoor. :)
Posted by: Shipman || 02/14/2016 19:10 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Forces kill 10 suspected militants in Sibi
QUETTA: The security forces claimed on Sunday to have killed 10 suspected militants during a targeted operation in Balochistan's Sibi district.

The security personnel reportedly conducted an operation in Sangaan area of Sibi district and apprehended 12 suspected militants following an exchange of fire in which 10 suspects were killed.

An official informed DawnNews that security forces also demolished three sanctuaries being operated by militants in Sangaan.

"A key militant commander was also killed during the operation," he said.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for Balochistan government, Anwar ul Haq Kakar, told DawnNews that a key commander of the outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) Aslam Acho was reportedly killed by security forces in Sibi.

Kakar said “the dead commander was allegedly involved in the attack in Quaid’s residency in Ziarat”.

Moreover, the security forces also claimed to have recovered huge cache of weapons including rockets, improvised explosive devices and bombs from the possession of these suspected militants.

All the dead and apprehended militants belonged to an outlawed militant organisation operating in the area, the security official said.

The arrested suspects were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

The suspected militants were reportedly involved in a series of attacks on security forces and blowing up of gas pipelines and other vital installations in the area, the security official said.
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Arms, explosives haul in Banihal
[Daily Excelsior] Army troops of Delta Force along with Jammu and Kashmire Police today busted a terrorist hideout in dense forests of Bajpathri area of Banihal tehsil in Ramban district and seized huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

"The troops of Rashtriya Rifles battalion along with J&K Police busted a murderous Moslem hideout in the dense forest of Bajpathri area in Ramban district," official sources said, adding the hideout was busted after two days long search operation in the dense and remote forest area of Bajpathri, where the Death Eaters once used to have their stay.

They seized huge quantity of arms, ammunition and other war like stores from the hideout.

The arms and ammunition seized from the hideout include three pistols with magazines, 2042 rounds of AK 47, 25 rounds of sniper rifle, five hand grenades, five magazines of AK-47, two radio sets, one weapon sight and other sustenance stores, sources said.

The hideout was believed to be of Death Eaters who have been killed in the past by security forces.

General Officer Comm-anding (GOC) Delta Force has complimented the troops, who took part in the operation and commented that the recovery of this huge cache is in continuation with the sustained efforts of Delta Force.

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


LeT comdr among 5 militants, 2 Army men killed in Kupwara
[Daily Excelsior] Five bully boyz of Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) including their commander and two Army men were killed and two Army personnel including an officer were maimed during a fierce shootout in Chowkibal forest area of North Kashmire's Kupwara district today.

The shootout that started last evening continued throughout the night and in the morning, troops killed five bully boyz who were holed up in the house of Ghulam Mohammad Wani son of Abdullah Wani in Marasi village of Chowkibal. Two Army jawans were killed and two were maimed in the shootout.
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Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Seven Killed in Gun Battle in Indian Kashmir
[AnNahar] A fierce shootout killed two soldiers and five suspected murderous Moslems Saturday in Indian-administered Kashmire near the de facto border with Pakistain, army officials said.

The seven died during a heavy exchange of fire in the border village of Marsari, 130 kilometers (80 miles) northwest of the main city of Srinagar, defense front man N. N. Joshi said.

The 16-hour shootout began on Friday when government forces zeroed in on an abandoned house after receiving information about the presence of suspected rebels.

"One more Lion of Islam was killed in the operations, bringing their number up to five," Joshi told AFP.

Another defence front man, S. D. Goswami, earlier said that two soldiers had been killed.

Two other soldiers were maimed and have been taken to a military hospital, according to police.

Kashmire has been divided between India and Pakistain by a heavily militarized Line of Control since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

Both countries administer parts of the restive Himalayan territory separately but claim it in full.

Since 1989 several rebel groups have been fighting an estimated half a million Indian forces deployed in the region, for independence or a merger of the territory with Pakistain.

Overall violence in the disputed territory has declined sharply during the last decade, but armed encounters between rebels and government forces occur regularly.

Last week eight suspected rebels were killed in different shootouts with Indian government forces in the Kashmire valley, according to the army.

The fighting has left tens of thousands dead, mostly civilians.
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Iraq
16 ISIS Bad Guys die in air strikes in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The leadership of the Federal Police announced on Friday, that 16 members of the so-called ISIS were killed in an aerial Iraqi bombardment targeted their headquarters in Salahuddin Province, while emphasized the cleansing of the liberated areas in Ramadi of the IEDs.

The Federal Police Captain Raed Shakir Jawdat said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the Federal Police’s 10th brigade backed by Iraqi aircrafts carried out military operations on ISIS headquarters and gatherings in Layn area west of Samarra (40 km south of Tikrit) and Makhoul Mountains north of Beiji, killing 16 members belonging to ISIS, destructing four vehicles, as well as three defense sites.”

Jawdat also emphasized, “The Federal Police forces managed to cleanse the areas of Husaybah and Juwibah in the city of Ramadi of the improvised explosive devices.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


5 ISIS Top Dawgs die in Tikrit air strike
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A security source announced on Saturday, that five leaders of the so-called ISIS, including an Arab leader were killed in an aerial bombardment targeted their gathering east of Tikrit (170 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi Army Aviation, based on the information of the National Security Intelligence, carried out an air strike on a gathering of ISIS leaders at the house of one of its members called Khalid al-Hayes in Shiha Village east of Tikrit, killing five leaders, including an Arab leader.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  They have to be wondering where the Iraquis or US are getting the information. Got to be a handicap in communications, planning, and coordination.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/14/2016 8:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe a well-paid handicap. Though we're talking Arabs, so it's probably more like well-bruised.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/14/2016 9:55 Comments || Top||


Anbar Antics: 24 die
Iraqi forces mass for attack on Heet and Kabisa

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of Anbar police announced on Saturday, that the security forces will storm Heet and Kabisa Districts west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad) to cleanse them from the so-called ISIS, while emphasized that the security forces is working to create safe corridors for the civilians to exit the areas.

The spokesman of the 14th Emergency Regiment in Anbar police Lt. Saud Harb al-Obeidi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces mobilized its troops including the army, police and emergency regiments backed by the tribal fighters in the axes of Heet and Kabisa (70 km west of Anbar) in preparation to storm the districts and cleanse them from ISIS fighters.”

Obeidi added, “The security forces deployed its military equipment in Heet and Kabisa including armors and tanks in preparation to destruct ISIS defense lines and their headquarters,” pointing out that, “The security forces will work to create safe corridors for the exit of civilians to keep them away from the combat zones.

300 IEDs dismantled in a-Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Ismail Mahalawi announced on Saturday the dismantling of 300 improvised explosive devices east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a brief statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The engineering security forces managed to dismantle 300 improvised explosive devices in al-Sijariya, al-Juwaiba, Husaibah and the main road between al-Khalidiya and Ramadi.”

Mahalawi added, “The engineering security forces continue to dismantle the IEDs and bombs emplaced by ISIS in houses and roads.”

Iraqi militia kill 8 ISIS Bad Guys

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashed al-shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Friday the killing of eight fighters belonging to the so-called ISIS in an attack launched by the tribal fighters on ISIS gathering in central Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad.

The commander of the 1st regiment in Karmat Fallujah brigade of al-Hashed al-shaabi Colonel Mahmoud Mardi Jumaili said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The intelligence information revealed that an armed attack was carried out by the tribal fighters in the city of Fallujah on a gathering of ISIS in the industrial area in Golan neighbourhood in central Fallujah, killing eight members of ISIS.”

Jumaili added, “The tribal fighters launched a number of armed attacks against ISIS over the 6 past few days,” noting that, “ISIS prevented its elements from roaming in the residential neighborhoods.”

ISIS troops die in airstrikes

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Saturday, that 16 members of the so-called ISIS were killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation north of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation in cooperation with Anbar Operations managed to launch three air strikes on three ISIS headquarters in Albu Ziab area north of Ramadi.”

“The bombardment was carried out based on accurate intelligence information and resulted in the killing of 16 militants of ISIS, as well as destructing their headquarters,” Mahalawi added.

ISIS troops prepare new attack on Haditha

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Saturday, that the so-called ISIS is preparing its fighters to attack Barwana area in Haditha District west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad) from two axes, while emphasized that the security forces reinforced its presence in the vicinity and entrances of Haditha District.

The commander of Haditha tribal fighters in Anbar Shaalan Namrawi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The intelligence information revealed that ISIS is preparing its fighters to attack Barwana area in Haditha District (170 km west of Anbar),” pointing out that, “ISIS fighters were gathered in al-Wataa area west of Haditha District.”

Namrawi added, “The security forces reinforced its presence in Barwana defense lines, Haditha District entrances and other areas to repel any terrorist attack launched by ISIS guerrilla,” indicating that, “ISIS tried to open several fronts in the western regions.”
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Baghdad bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
2 die in Baghdad bomb attack

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

The source said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this morning, near a popular market in Mahmudiya District south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding seven 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 cordoned off the area and prevented approaching it.”

1 dead in double bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday, that 10 people including police members had been either killed or wounded in a double bombing north of Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this evening, in Tarmiya Village north of Baghdad, killing one person and injuring five others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “Another explosive device exploded when the security forces arrived in the area of the first blast, killing four police members, including a captain.”

5 detained in Baghdad security sweep

were arrested on charges of terrorism during raids carried out by the security forces in different areas in Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the security forces carried out a number of raids and search operations in al-Azamiya, al-Dawra and al-Fadl areas in Bagdad, arresting five people on charges of terrorism.”

The source added, “The arrest operations were carried out based on judicial orders,” pointing out that, “The detainees were transferred to the security center for interrogation.”

Robbers hit residence

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A police source revealed, that gunmen wearing military uniform robbed a house and stole 40 million dinars, in addition to gold jewelry in eastern Baghdad.

The source told reporters, “This morning, gunmen wearing military uniform robbed a house in al-Amin area in eastern Baghdad, while managed to steal 40 million dinars and gold jewelry of 50 million dinars.”

“A security force rushed to the robbed house and opened an investigation to reveal the circumstances of the incident,” he added.
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Six Kurdish policemen, presidential guards abducted by Shiite militia
[Rudaw] In two separate incidents six Kurdish coppers and presidential guards were kidnapped since Friday by Shiite gunnies near the town of Amirli in Diyala province, local officials said.

A Kurdish police official in Kirkuk told Rudaw that three coppers traveling to Baghdad were kidnapped at a security checkpoint in Amirli.

"On their way to Baghdad, three coppers from Erbil were [stopped] at a checkpoint of the [Shiite militiamen] Hashd al-Shaabi and they are still missing," he said.

Nasradin Ahmed, the brother of one of the kidnapped coppers confirmed the news to Rudaw saying "the three coppers were guards at the Erbil Customs department."

Ahmed said the reason the missing coppers were visiting Baghdad was because their "manager had earlier flown to Baghdad," and they wanted to join him there.

In another incident on Friday three Kurdish guards of the Iraqi President Fuad Masum were kidnapped on their way home from Baghdad by gunnies near Amirli. Relatives of the missing Kurdish guards accuse the Shiite gunnies of abducting their sons, calling on the Iraqi president to conduct immediate investigations.

"We are calling on the president to show his stance since it is not the first time such kind of incidents take place," said Anjam Ismail, a relative of one of the guards.

"They are not ISIS Lion of Islams, they are guards and part of this government, why should they kidnap their partners!" the cousin of another missing guard said.

Nine months ago, another four Kurdish guards of the Iraqi president were kidnapped on the same road and that their fate is still unknown.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinians trying to evade border cops hurt 3 near Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] Troops lightly injured when hit by vehicle outside military base near Ma'ale Adumim; 3 Paleostinians in car shot and injured

Three border coppers were lightly maimed on Saturday evening while attempting to stop a vehicle carrying suspected Paleostinian illegals outside a military base near Ma'ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem.

Initial reports had indicated that the Paleostinians had intended to attack the border coppers. However,
Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried...
police later said the incident was the result of the vehicle's occupants apparently attempting to escape arrest.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said security forces had observed two people breach the security fence and enter an Israeli vehicle on a road leading to Jerusalem.

"The report was passed on to vehicular teams who began driving towards the car with the suspects," she said. When the vehicle ran into traffic, coppers approached it on foot. When the car's occupants noticed this, they quickly backed up in an attempted to flee "while trying to run over the coppers. The coppers who were in immediate danger shot at the vehicle" while a second border police car blocked its escape route. The suspects' car then hit the border police vehicle, injuring the troops inside.

Two of the suspects inside the car were shot and suffered light-to-moderate injuries, while another was bruised. The three were enjugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
Police and medical teams rushed to the scene of the incident. The three coppers, aged 21, 29 and 43, were taken to Jerusalem hospitals.

Meanwhile a soldier in northern Israel claimed several Arabs tried to coax him into their car at Hamovil junction, north of Nazareth. He said the told him several times to get into the vehicle, and fled after he cocked his weapon at them. Police said they were investigating the report.

Earlier. a 17-year-old Paleostinian teen was shot and killed by Israeli army forces when she pulled out a knife and attempted to stab a soldier at a military post in the West Bank city of Hebron, the IDF said.

The soldier sustained very minor injuries and did not require medical assistance.

A 30-year-old Paleostinian man was also moderately injured in the incident, apparently after the woman stabbed him by mistake. The Paleostinian man, who had attempted to stop the woman assailant from attacking the soldier, was given medical aid at the scene and then rushed to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment.

According to an initial investigation by the army, the woman hid the knife in a plastic bag before approaching soldiers deployed near the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city.

Hebron, where Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, is widely supported, has been one of the centers of Paleostinian terrorism and violence against Israeli troops and civilians in an upsurge of attacks since October 2015.
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Turkey artillery hits Kurd positions in northern Syria
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Turkey’s army troops shelled positions for the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, military sources reported on Saturday.

The bombardment by the Turkish military was aimed at impeding the Kurdish progress against Islamist rebels in Syria’s northern Aleppo province.

This comes after the Kurdish YPG forces drove Syrian Islamist rebels from a former military airport south of Azaz town in Aleppo province, near the Turkish border.

Kurdish fighters of the YPG and allied rebels of Jaish al-Thuwar –both are members of the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)– seized control of the Menagh air base subsequent to fierce clashes with Islamist rebel groups.

“The Turkish offensive against our forces in northern Syria is an apparent attempt by the government of Erdogan to support terrorist groups,” a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG told ARA News in Aleppo on Saturday midnight.

It was not immediately clear how many fighters were killed in the Turkish offensive.

“Our message to the Turkish authorities is that we will continue our struggle until cleansing the region from those radical groups, and such strikes by the Turkish army won’t impede our progress,” he said.

In the meantime, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said: “Today retaliation was taken under the rules of engagement against forces that represented a threat in Azaz and the surrounding area.”

U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby urged both Turkey and the Syrian Kurds to step back, stressing that they should focus instead “on tackling a common threat” of ISIS militants.

“We have urged Syrian Kurds and other forces affiliated with the YPG not to take advantage of a confused situation by seizing new territory,” Kirby said in a statement. “We have also seen reports of artillery fire from the Turkish side of the border and urged Turkey to cease such fires.”

Davutoglu, who considered the Syrian Kurds as a threat to the Turkish state, demanded the Kurdish forces to withdraw from the Menagh air base and evacuate all areas near Azaz.

“We will retaliate against every step (by the YPG),” he said. “The YPG will immediately withdraw from Azaz and the surrounding areas and will not go close to it again.”

The Turkish army has earlier launched more than 20 attacks on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, especially near Raqqa province where Kurds drove militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) from strategic border areas.
Iran PressTV adds:
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkish bombs hit areas of Aleppo, including Minnigh, which was recently recaptured by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) forces from Daesh [Islamic State] Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorists.

According to YPG sources, the shelling struck the strategic Minnigh military airport.
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#1  Other reports sez the Syrian Army have cut off Aleppo from Turkey severing supply lines to the Sunnis (ISIS). This being the reason Turkey and Saudi airfarce are escalating. Just a matter of time till an 'accident' happens and they walk into a Russian smack down. Good time to verify popcorn supplies in the shelter.
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#2  Hummm, maybe time to teach the kiddies how to hide under the desk. Naw, death by molten plastic is contra-indicated. Vamoose to the tech labs, blinds closed , prone, head down? Maybe.
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ISIS troops shoot down 2 Rooshun drones
HOMS – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Saturday claimed its fighters have shot down two Russian drones over the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria’s central province of Homs.

The Russian drones were reportedly downed near the Duwwah district in western Palmyra on Saturday. ISIS claimed responsibility for shooting down the drones in a statement published by the Islamist Amaq media center.

ARA News could not verify the report from independent sources in Homs.

This is not the first time that ISIS militants claim responsibility for shooting down drones for forces attacking its positions in Syria.

On February 1, the group said its fighters shot down a French drone over Manbij city in northern Syria. The ISIS-linked Amaq media center released images for remnants of a French drone, saying it was downed by the jihadis.

ISIS threatened to target more aircrafts for the international powers in case their airstrikes on its headquarters continued in Syria and Iraq.
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Gunmen kill ISIS Emir in Deir ez-Zor
DEIR EZZOR – A group of gunmen attacked on Saturday a convoy for militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province.

“An ISIS convoy, consisting of two cars and seven militants, was carrying an ISIS Emir (prince) in Deir ez-Zor, before being attacked by an anonymous group of gunmen,” a member of the “Deir ez-Zor Is Being Slaughtered Silently” campaign told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Five ISIS militants were killed in the attack, including the jihadi Emir, while two others were injured before the gunmen escaped the Ghassan Aboud square, where the incident took place on Saturday evening.

“The gunmen, who have crossed the ISIS security checkpoints and infiltrated into the city of Deir ez-Zor, are most likely members of the local Arab al-Sheitaat tribe,” the source reported.

Al-Sheitaat tribe has been exposed to mass executions at the hands of ISIS militants since the radical group took over large areas in Deir ez-Zor nearly one year and a half ago. More than 700 members of the tribe were killed for refusing the ISIS’s alleged Caliphate and they were buried in mass graves.
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Terror Networks
US, allies say target Islamic State with 20 strikes in Iraq, Syria
[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 Syria on Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said in a statement on Saturday.

In Iraq, there were 17 strikes near eight cities, with five strikes near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and four near Ramadi hitting Islamic State tactical units, equipment and fighting positions, the statement said.

In Syria, a vehicle, a road and a crane used by the bad boy group were destroyed in three strikes.
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#1  Cutting into the surplus a bit.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/14/2016 19:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, it has me a bit concerned.

(points to slightly-furrowed brow)
Posted by: Pappy || 02/14/2016 22:25 Comments || Top||



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