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Afghanistan
Afghan Army Evacuates Three Bases in Volatile Helmand
Major general Mohammad Moeen Faqir, commander of 215 Maiwand Army Corps said Sunday that Afghan National Army (ANA) troops have withdrawn from three bases in Musa Qala and Nawzad districts in a move to improve security situations in the volatile province.

The three bases evacuated by the Afghan army are Sher Ghazian and Roshan tower bases in Musa Qala and Dahni base in Nawzad district.

As Taliban insurgency in Helmand shows no sign of ending, officials from Helmand provincial council have warned the move will further deteriorate security in the area.

The Ministry of Defense however has yet to comment on the move and the number of troops who were deployed in these bases.

According to members of the provincial council, 400 ANA troops were deployed in each base.

The ANA allegedly torched all three bases after leaving them. Security forces also reportedly evacuated the area under tight security from air and ground.

Meanwhile, provincial governor Mirza Khan Rahimi has said that the Afghan army evacuated the bases in line with a comprehensive strategy.

"We have no concerns regarding this step, but we have plans in place to ensure security of vulnerable areas," said Mirza Khan Rahimi, governor of Helmand.

Helmand provincial council has criticized the ministry of defense for taking such a decision and warns of dire consequences.

"They [security forces] have left their military bases and outposts. Not only Musa Qala, but also Nawzad district is under the control of the Taliban," said Ataullah Afghan, secretary of Helmand provincial council.

Local officials believe that with the evacuation of ANA troops, security threats will likely rise in the area.

"It is going to be a difficult job for the government to retake the areas and ensure security," said Hayatullah Mayar, a member of the Helmand provincial council.

But MoD spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the troops have moved to defend people in other areas.

"They are getting prepared to defend people in areas under the threat of militants," said Waziri.

Musa Qala and Nawzad districts have long been under threat by insurgents.

Helmand provincial council says that the withdrawal of Afghan army soldiers could deteriorate security in the areas where troops withdraw from their bases.
Posted by: badanov || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope they at least left some IED presents behind.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/22/2016 10:39 Comments || Top||


US drone crashes in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A U.S. Air Force drone has crashed in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan without causing any injuries, it has been reported.

The MQ-9 reaper drone has reportedly crashed at a base in Kandahar Airfield late on Saturday with the U.S. military officials saying 'hostile fire was not a factor."

The officials have further added that the an investigation is underway to ascertain the cause behind the incident.

The U.S. Air Force has stepped up air campaign against the anti-government armed bully boy groups in Afghanistan during the recent months, mainly using the armed drones to suppress the activities of the bully boys.

According to reports released earlier this month, the U.S. forces in Afghanistan carried out at least 20 Arclight airstrikes targeting the loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terror group in Afghanistan during a period of 3 weeks.

The increase in raids by U.S. forces in Afghanistan followed by the B.O. regime's grant of new authority last month, allowing the U.S. commanders in Afghanistan launch Arclight airstrikes against bully boyz in the same way that the military targets fighters linked to al-Qaeda.

The move by the B.O. regime followed shortly after the U.S. Department of State designated the Khorasan branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original...
(ISIL) as a terrorist organization.

Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Haqqani network trucks packed with 12,500 kgs of explosives seized in Paktika
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives thwarted a deadly attack plot by the Haqqani terrorist network in eastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province of Afghanistan by seizing two trucks loaded with 12,500 kgs of explosives.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the explosives were loaded on two trucks and were confiscated by the intelligence operatives before they manage to use them in an attack.

A statement by NDS said the explosives were placed under woods and a suspect identified as Rafiq has been jugged
Please don't kill me!
in connection to the transport of the explosives.

No further details were given regarding the exact location where the trucks were seized and the possible target of the attack by the network.

Paktika is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed krazed killer groups are actively operating and often carry out insurgency activities.

At least six civilians, belonging to the same family, were killed in an kaboom triggered by roadside kaboom in this province recently.

The Haqqani terrorist network was found in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani
...founder and still titular head of the Haqqani Network. Jalaluddin is old and tough and very crafty, one of the few Pashtun warlords who was worth spit...
and is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Wazoo, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
in September 2011.

The network is allied with al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region and was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization on September 7, 2012 by the US Department of State.

Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

#1  Fourteen freaking tons. There's got to be more in the supply chain and it's not coming in by moped.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/22/2016 2:16 Comments || Top||

#2  I remember a time not so very long ago when the 'Haqqani Network' was thought to be regional moderate and not part of the terrorist problem in AFG. For those who felt 'Islamic Moderation' an Obama regime myth, the Haqqani's were simply another group of Mooslim butchers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/22/2016 6:06 Comments || Top||

#3  12,500 kgs of explosives

For peaceful Islamic purposes, of course.
Posted by: gorb || 02/22/2016 13:05 Comments || Top||

#4  "personal use, man"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/22/2016 13:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Birds, got to scare away the birds.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/22/2016 13:58 Comments || Top||


Two Taliban killed by own bomb in Paktika
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two Talibs have been killed in a kaboom in the thriving provincial capital of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.

Spokesperson for the provincial governor said the incident took place in Sali area late on Saturday.

Nabiullah Peerkhil said the faceless myrmidons were busy planting a landmine on on the road that went kaboom! killing both of them killed on the spot.

Taliban have not yet commented on the report.

Paktika which shares along border with Pakistain is a restive province of Afghanistan where terrorist groups including the Afghan and Pak Taliban, Daesh [Islamic State], Haqqani network and others operate.

Haqqani network which is held responsible for a number of deadly attacks in this province had most recently sent two trucks loaded with 12,500 kilograms of explosives there but the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) seized.

Haqqani network has safe heavens across the border from where it plans and executes attacks in Paktika province or elsewhere in the country.

Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Foreign insurgents among 16 killed in Afghan army operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixteen murderous Moslems including foreign nationals fighting with the anti-government armed gunnies were killed in separate military operations led by the Afghan army in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted in Jawzjan, Baghlan and northern Kunduz provinces of the country.

A statement by MoD said a foreign murderous Moslem was killed along with 7 others during an operation in Qosh Tapa district of Jawzjan and two other foreigners were maimed.

At least seven others were killed in a separate operation in Dand-e-Ghori and Dand-e-Shahabuddin district of northern Baghlan province and three others were maimed, MoD said.

MoD also added that one murderous Moslem was killed and two others were maimed in a separate clash in Dasht-e-Archi district of northern Kunduz province.

The anti-government armed turban groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Afghan national security forces have stepped up counter-insurgency operations across the country as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant during the recent months.

Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


Taliban's shadow governor for Chahardara District of Kundoz arrested
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The shadow governor of Taliban for Chahardara District of northern Kundoz province has been tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by security forces.

Ministry of Interior says Mohammad Sayed Raza was arrested during a raid of the special units of police in Mahmood Raqi city of Kapisa late on Saturday.

"During a special operation of Afghan National Police (Special Units), a Taliban so-called district governor for Chahar Dara district of northern Kunduz province, named Mohammad Sayed Raza was arrested in Now Abad region, Mahmood Raqi city capital of Kapisa province, yesterday evening," states a statement released by the Ministry of Interior on Sunday.

"Mohammad Sayed Raza was involved in many terrorist and destructive activities in this district and other areas of Kunduz province."

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Africa Horn
Roadside bomb hits AU troops convoy outside Marko
A remote-controlled land-mine blast ripped through a convoy of military vehicles belonging to the African Union troops outside the southern port town of Marko. A military vehicle destroyed in roadside bomb that went off as AMISOM convoy passing on a street in Bufow village, about 7 Km away from Marko town, capital of Lower Shabelle region.

The bomb blast followed by heavy exchange of gunfire between armed Al shabaab fighters and AMISOM soldiers. The casualty figures of the attack is yet uncertain.

On the other hand, business activities in Marko town came to standstill after several commercial centers, including money transfer companies were robbed by gunmen dressed in military uniforms.
Could be Shaboobs in military uniforms, or AU troops in military uniforms...
Posted by: Steve White || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Militants forced out of Ajdabiya
The Libyan National Army (LNA) appears to have inflicted a significant defeat on Islamist militants in Ajdabiya.

Residents confirm LNA claims that it now controls the town. One told the Libya Herald that the areas around Istanbul Street and the industrial estate to the south of it, both previously controlled by the militants, was today firmly in LNA hands.

“All Ajdabiya is free,” he declared. The militants from the Ajdabiya Revolutionaries Shoura Council (ARSC), of which Ansar Al-Sharia is a part, had pulled out the town after heavy fighting, he explained, stating that three LNA soldiers had died in the fighting and 29 had been wounded.

There were no figures for ARSC casualties.

Many of those fighting with the LNA were, the resident claimed, local Salafists rather than than the regular army. In December local Salafist fighters supporting the LNA were also involved in fierce clashes with the ARSC.

This is not, however, the first time that militants have pulled out of the Istanbul area.

They held it early last summer until in June, following the US air attack on a farm outside Ajdabiya, they were driven out of the town, again by LNA units. Bug they then returned.

The industrial estate has been a stronghold for the militants who have also included the pro-Islamic State United Ajdabiya Shoura Council, a breakaway from the ARSC. In November, LNA planes bombed it, killing three Egyptian workers and a militiamen.

Nonetheless, today’s action in Ajdabiya, in conjunction with the LNA advances in Benghazi, represent a serious blow to the militants.
Al Ahram adds:
Military forces loyal to Libya's eastern government said on Sunday they had pushed back Islamist fighters in several areas of Benghazi, seizing the strategic port of Marisa.

The Libyan National Army said it had also taken control of the town of Ajdabiya, about 150 km (90 miles) south of Benghazi, another city where it has been battling Islamist groups.

Munthir al-Khartoush, a front man for the army's Battalion 309, said that as well as Marisa port, the army had taken control of the nearby neighbourhood of Al-Halis, and had advanced in the district of Boatni, which also saw heavy fighting on Saturday.

At least three soldiers and 15 Islamist fighters were killed in Sunday's festivities, the military said.

Marisa would be a significant gain for the army as the groups it has been fighting have been receiving weapons deliveries through the port.

"We have completely cut off the supplies coming to the front line for the Islamist groups in the west of Benghazi by capturing Marisa Port," Khartoush said.

A hospital source in Ajdabiya said 65 people had been killed and 140 maimed in fighting there over the past two months.
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Bangladesh
Bangladeshi Hindu priest killed by suspected Islamist militants
[DAWN] Suspected Islamist turbans stabbed and killed a Hindu priest at a temple in Bangladesh on Sunday, and shot and injured a devotee who went to his aid, police said.

Bangladesh has suffered a wave of turban violence in recent months, including a series of kabooms on mosques and Hindu temples.

Some of the attacks have been claimed by the turban Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group, which has also said it is behind the killings of a Japanese citizen, an Italian aid worker and a policeman.

In Sunday's attack, five or six cycle of violence-borne attackers cut the throat of the priest, Jogeshwar Roy, 55, as he was organising prayers at the Deviganj temple near Panchagar, 494 km north of the capital, Dhaka, police said.

"We suspect that they might be members of the banned Islamist turban group Jamaatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB)," police official Humayun Kabir told Rooters.

JMB could not be reached for comment. No group has so far grabbed credit.

The motive for the killing was probably to create an unstable situation in the country and ultimately establish a caliphate, Kabir, the deputy director general of police in the area, added.

One devotee who tried to stop the priest's attackers was shot in the leg before the group fled, he said. Police have not yet made any arrests.
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The Grand Turk
4 soldiers killed in battle with PKK in Southeast
Four soldiers were killed in separate clashes with the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the mainly Kurdish Southeast, the General Staff announced on Sunday.

According to a statement on its website, the General Staff said a soldier had died in a clash in the İdil, Şırnak province, on Sunday. Two others soldiers were killed and another injured in Diyarbakır's Sur district the same day.

One soldier who was injured on Feb. 18 after an explosion hit a military convoy in Lice, in Diyarbakır province, died early on Sunday, the statement said. An IED detonated remotely killed six soldiers and wounded one as they were traveling in a military vehicle in Lice.

The General Staff also announced on Sunday that 12 members of the terrorist PKK were killed in military operations conducted over the weekend.

"[A total of] 6 terrorists were killed in Sur and the rest in İdil as the number of [PKK] members that were neutralized during the recent clashes reached 219. In addition, three Kalashnikovs and 90 cartridges of ammunition were acquired and seven improvised explosives were disposed of," the stamement continued.
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Three Turkish Journalists Abducted by Kurdish Forces
[ALMANAR.LB] Three journalists working for Turkish state-run news agency Anatolia were abducted Sunday by members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey, the agency said.

Anatolia said that the incident occurred in Nusaybin in Mardin province, where the security forces have been conducting a vast operation aimed at flushing PKK forces out of the area.

The agency is Turkey's largest and has a large network of journalists in Turkey and abroad.

The border town of Nusaybin has been a hotspot in the fighting that flared up again between Turkish forces and the PKK after a fragile two-and-a-half year truce fell apart in July.

In recent days Turkey has taken its fight against Kurdish fighters across the border into Syria, where it has been bombarding a Kurdish-led coalition that has been making territorial gains within striking distance of Turkey.

Turkey, which fears the creation of a Kurdish stronghold along its border with Syria, insists it is acting in "legitimate defense".
Ynet adds at they were subsequently let go. No mention if it was Ransom of Red Chief style.
Three journalists from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's state-run Anadolu Agency were freed on Sunday after being kidnapped and held for 48 hours by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the news agency said.
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India-Pakistan
Grenade detonated in Pak govt building
GWADAR: The building of the district education office was slightly damaged in a grenade attack here on Saturday. No one was injured in the attack.

Police said that unidentified people hurled the hand grenade inside the building and fled. It exploded in the courtyard, smashing windowpanes of the building and damaging a bus parked there.

Police official Aslam Bangulazai said that windowpanes of some nearby building were also smashed.

The district education office is located near to the office of the deputy commissioner of Gwadar, Police Line and the Gwadar police station.

After the attack, security launched a search operation in the area and took some suspects into custody for interrogation.
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7 terrorists arrested in Tando Allah Yar
TANDO ALLAH YAR: At least seven terrorists of a banned outfit were arrested during a crackdown on Sunday evening.

The sensitive agencies personnel responding to an intelligence tip-off regarding presence of militants conducted a search operation in Pak Colony Tando Allah Yar.

During the operation, the sensitive agencies personnel arrested seven members of a banned organisation. Sources said that the detainees were planning a terrorist attack and they were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
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8 militants held in Balochistan
QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) held eight alleged militants from Panjgur and sui area of Balochistan on Sunday.

According to FC spokesman, acting on a tip off, FC personnel carried out a search operation in Chitkan area of Panjgur district and apprehended four alleged militants.

Meanwhile, FC personnel also held four alleged militants from Kathan Goth near Sui area of Dera Bugti in a search operation. Further investigation is underway.
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FC foils sabotage bid in Quetta
QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a bid and defused 15 kilogrammes of improvised explosive devices (IED) on Chithar Road, area of Nasirabad district on Sunday.

According to FC spokesman, acting on a tip off, FC personnel along with bomb disposal squad team reached the site and defused 15 kilogrammes of IED that were planted near Achanak hotal for sabotage activities by unknown men. FC personnel cordoned off the entire area and started efforts to trace out the suspects.
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Kashmir Korpse Kount
Another three soldiers have been killed in a stand-off with militants near Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, military officials say. Two other soldiers and a civilian were killed in violence on Saturday.

The stand-off began when up to four attackers ambushed a military convoy before taking refuge in a training institute.

A new exchange of gunfire began on Sunday morning as soldiers repeatedly tried to dislodge them. Part of the bullet-riddled institute was on fire on Sunday with militants still holed up inside as security forces came under prolonged gunfire.

Two army captains are among those killed on Sunday, military officials say.

About 100 students and staff were evacuated from the building on Saturday as it was encircled by troops. The security forces say they are preparing for a final assault on the institute and are reported to be using reconnaissance drones in preparation.

Police have described the militants as "suspected anti-India rebels".

The gunmen took refuge in the government-run Entrepreneurship Development Institute after attacking paramilitary forces in a convoy on the main road linking Srinagar to Jammu.

Intermittent exchanges of fire near the building could still be heard until late on Sunday afternoon. Eyewitnesses say as many as five gunmen could be holed up.

Witnesses say the gunmen told civilians in the complex to "save themselves" and move to a nearby hostel on the campus as they broke into the premises.
An Nahar adds:
As the gunbattle raged, hundreds of nearby residents came out on the streets in a show of support for the rebels, throwing stones at government forces who fired tear gas to disperse them, said Central Reserve Police Force front man Bhavesh Chaudhary.

An police officer said on condition of anonymity that at least three protesters were maimed by tear gas canisters.

Police last week ordered residents to stay away from such gunbattles, after two students were killed during similar protests in the southern Kashmire valley.
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Iraq
Friendly fire claims the life of Iraqi kop
(IraqiNews.com) Basra – The Joint Operations Command announced on Sunday, that a policeman was fired by a missile by mistake at the main gate of Basra prison.

The command said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “One of police elements was killed at the main gate of Basra Prison by a missile launched by mistake by one of the prison’s guards.”

The statement added, “All security and legal measures had been taken regarding this incident.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

#1  seems like overkill
Posted by: Frank G || 02/22/2016 9:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Friendly fire isn't.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/22/2016 10:51 Comments || Top||


1 dead in bomb attack in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province said on Sunday, that a civilian was killed and five others were wounded in a bomb blast that targeted the families fleeing from ISIS south of the province.

The source said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, an explosive device that was emplaced by ISIS elements in the southern axis of Kirkuk exploded during the escape of a family that was attempting to access to the Peshmerga sites, resulting in the death of one civilian and wounding five of his family [members].”

The source, who requested anonymity, added: “A force from the Peshmerga evacuated the dead body to the forensic medicine department and the injured to a nearby hospital.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqis arrest ISIS prince in Nineveh
F*cking imposter. Couldn't even sing one chorus.
(IraqiNews.com) Najaf – On Sunday the Anti-Terrorism and Intelligence Directorate announced the arrest of an ISIS prince in the province, while pointed out that the detainee admitted killing four Turkmen and destroying Husseiniyah shrines in the province.

The directorate said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces in Najaf province managed to arrest an ISIS prince from the residents of Nineveh Province,” noting that, “The detainee was a prince over a group within ISIS called Shaml Shafiq.”

The statement added, “The detainee confessed to belonging to ISIS in September 2014,” pointing out that, “The criminal admitted killing four Iraqi Turkmen as well as participating in the displacement of Shiite and Christian families and planning to blow up four Husseiniyah shrines.”
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Airstrikes in Ninevah yields 40 dead
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh Province revealed on Saturday, that the coalition aviation shelled one of the largest banks of the so-called ISIS in the province, while indicated that more than 64 ISIS members were either killed or wounded by over 30 air strikes on the organization’s headquarters in the right and left coasts.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, international coalition aviation shelled ISIS headquarters in al-Gamea neighborhood, Mosul University building, Arab neighborhood, in addition to two headquarters in the central markets building near Baghdad garage.”

The source added on condition of anonymity, “The primary number of casualties among ISIS members reached more than 40 dead including Arab and foreign nationalities and 24 wounded, based on accurate intelligence information.”

“The shelled headquarters included one of the banks in in the left bank in Mosul that was used by ISIS to as an alternative headquarters to pay the salaries of its members,” the source continued.

Coalition jets pound ISIS bases, shelters in Mosul ahead of massive offensive

[Rudaw] Warplanes from the US-led coalition carried out 20 Arclight airstrikes Saturday night 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....
positions and shelters inside the group's stronghold of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a source from the Iraqi Defense Ministry told Rudaw.

Five different locations in Mosul were targeted by the warplanes including "Mosul railway line, the presidential palace, Wadi Agibian neighboorhood as well as two bomb manufacturing facilities," said the source.

He continued: "The Iraqi army has warned Mosul residents avoid ISIS shelters and positions as warplanes will continue shelling the areas."

Baghdad has begun preparations to launch a massive battle against ISIS faceless myrmidons in coordination with the Kurdistan Region and the United States-led coalition.

Two separate Iraqi army brigades are based in the town of Makhmour, southeast of djinn-infested Mosul, as part of the preparations underway for the offensive.

On February 9, a military brigade from the Nineveh Operation Command arrived in the Makhmour region and on February 16 another Iraqi army brigade from the 15th division of the Iraqi Army, consisting of 1000 soldiers and 168 military vehicles, arrived.
Posted by: badanov || 02/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


40 ISIS troops die in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The Federal Police Leadership announced on Sunday, that 40 fighters of the so-called ISIS were killed during their attack on Baiji north of Tikrit (170 km north of Baghdad).

The Federal Police Captain Raed Shakir Jawdat said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a force from the Federal Police was able to repel ISIS suicide attack on Km35 area west of Ramadi, killing at least five suicide bombers and destructing their vehicles,” noting that, “The bomb squad dismantled 11 explosive devices and three explosive belts in the same area, as well as Leine area north of Samarra (40 km south of Tikrit).”

Jawdat added, “The Federal Police forces shelled ISIS headquarters in al-Fatha area north of Baiji with Krad missiles, killing 35 elements belonging to ISIS and destructing four vehicles.”

Noteworthy the joint forces managed to free the city of Tikrit in 31st March 2015, while continued to their advance to expel ISIS from other areas in the province.
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Anbar Antics: 24 die
Iraqi reinforcements arrive in advance of attack on Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Command of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Sunday the arrival of military reinforcements from Baghdad in the outskirts of the city of Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad) in preparation to storm the city, while emphasized that the troops are waiting to start the battle of liberation.

Jumaili said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The combat and military forces began to deploy its troops and snipers on the front berms, as well as deploying tanks, armor and artillery units,” pointing out that, “These forces are waiting for the final orders to start the liberation battle of Fallujah from the so-called ISIS.”

Jumaili added, “The security forces from the army, police and tribal fighters worked on establishing a berm in the regions of al-Kayfiya and Shihabi that extends to seven kilometers, in order to separate and isolate ISIS areas in al-Karma east of Fallujah.”

“The security forces advanced into a depth of 5 km in the center of al-Karma District, and deployed security detachments in those areas,” Jumaili continued.

7 ISIS Top Dawgs die in airstrikes

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A source in Anbar Operations Command announced on Sunday, that seven leaders belonging to the so-called ISIS were killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation on ISIS gathering in eastern Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today the international coalition aviation shelled a gathering of ISIS leaders in Khalidiya Island (20 km east of Ramadi), killing seven leaders including two leaders called Ibrahim Theyabi and Shihab al-Asafi.”

The source added on condition of anonymity, “The international coalition bombardment also resulted in the destruction of three vehicles belonging to ISIS,” pointing out that, “ISIS is trying to restructure its troops in Khalidiya Island and transport weapons and missiles to them across the Euphrates River.”

17 ISIS troops die in ground battles in Albu Obaid

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Khalidiya Council in Anbar Province announced on Sunday, that 17 members of the so-called ISIS were killed during the cleansing battles in northern Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), while emphasized the destruction of a number of ISIS vehicles during the operation.

The Head of the Council Ali Dawood said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces carried out, at noon today, a military operation to cleanse Albu Obaid area (19 km north of Ramadi) from the ISIS control, killing 17 members belonging to ISIS and destructing a number of vehicles equipped by machine guns, as well as a rocket launcher.”

Dawood added, “The security forces are advancing in the liberation battles of Albu Obaid region in northern Ramadi, backed by the international coalition aviation that played a notable role in destructing ISIS strongholds and gatherings,” pointing out that, “The next few hours will witness the liberation of Albu Obaid area.”

Clashes in Fallujah Stop after Residents Abducted by ISIS

[AnNahar] Clashes between Iraqi tribesmen and the Islamic State group in Fallujah have halted after the jihadists detained dozens of residents of the city west of Baghdad, officials said Sunday. The fighting between the Sunni Arab tribesmen and IS in Fallujah, one of two cities it still holds in Iraq, challenges the jihadists' ability to maintain control.

But officials said tribesmen were running short of supplies on Saturday, and IS, which is known for its extreme violence, has already executed a large number of opponents elsewhere in Anbar province.

Tribesmen in three areas of Fallujah "withdrew from the clashes (with IS), fearing for the fate of the detainees", an army lieutenant colonel told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"The clashes stopped because of the imbalance of power and fear that the detainees would be executed," said Issa Sayir who was appointed by the Anbar governor to administer the Fallujah area. Sayir said IS was likely to execute Fallujah residents for their alleged "cooperation with the security forces."

Raja Barakat, a member of the provincial council in Anbar, where Fallujah is located, said: "We now fear that the (IS) organization will carry out a massacre in the city."

Sayir estimated the number of detainees at around 60, while the lieutenant colonel said the figure was over 110 and a tribal leader said more than 100.

Sheikh Majeed al-Juraisi, a leader in one of the tribes fighting the jihadists in Fallujah, said IS had seized the residents over the previous two days.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 4 die
2 die in bomb blast in Taji District

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday, that nine people had been either killed or wounded in the explosion of an explosive device in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this morning, in Hamamiyat area in Taji District in northern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding seven others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “Ambulances rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while the security force cordoned off the area of the incident and barred approaching it.”

1 dies in bomb attack in Latifiya area

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday, that four soldiers were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast targeted their patrol in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this morning, on a patrol belonging to the Iraqi army in Latifiya area in southern Baghdad, killing one soldier and wounding three others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area of the incident and prevented approaching it.”

1 gunned down in Hay al-Amel

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Sunday, that a civilian had been killed in a militant attack in southern the capital Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, unidentified militants opened fire against a civilian in the area of Hay al-Amel in southern Baghdad, resulting in his immediate death,” adding that, “A force from the police transferred the dead to the forensic medicine department, while opened an investigation into the incident.”

1 kop wounded in al-Dawra

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Sunday, that a member of the Federal Police had been wounded in an armed attack south of Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This evening, unidentified gunmen driving a modern vehicle opened fire against a member of the Federal Police while passing in the area of al-Dawra in southern Baghdad, resulting in his injury,” noting that, “A security force transported the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment while opened an investigation into the incident to uncover the party that stands behind it.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Three terror attacks thwarted in West Bank: two arrested, one dead
[Ynet] 17-year-old girl tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
at Tapuach Junction with knife, admits to planning attack; 14-year-old arrested near Bani Naim after trying to stab soldiers; another attacker in Tapuach Junction shot and killed while attempting stabbing attack; none hurt on Israeli side.


Israeli security forces stopped three terror attacks on Sunday morning. No Israeli troops were hurt in any of the incidents.

Around 8:30am, a 17-year-old Paleostinian girl arrived at the Tapuach Junction with a knife in her possession. She was stopped by troops stationed at the roadbloack.

In initial questioning, the girl admitted that she planned to commit an attack after watching inciting videos on social media. The Kutzra resident was arrested and taken for further questioning.

Three hours later, a 14-year-old Paleostinian boy from the village of Bani Naim, close to Hebron, tried to open the door of an army vehicle and stab one of the soldiers inside. The troops overpowered and handcuffed him without opening fire.

Several minutes later, another attacker tried to stab soldiers near the Tapuach Junction. He was shot and seriously maimed, and later succumbed to his wounds.

On Saturday night, a stabbing attack was thwarted near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem - the ninth attack there over the past three weeks.
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#1  The present Israeli response is often to take down the house of the attacker.
However, the attacker is often a naive youngster inveigled into attacking by incitement.
A better approach, in my opinion, is to trace the inciters and take down their houses.
Yelling fire in a crowded theater is not protected free speech. Neither is extolling murderous violence to immature minds, that results in actual attempts at murder.
Posted by: Grins Snese4215 || 02/22/2016 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  What Grins said.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/22/2016 10:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Problem is, the inciter is likely a holy man. He'll live in the armory mosque. Try to tear that down and you have intifada IV.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/22/2016 12:36 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Grenade blast kills two in Mindanao
[Mindanao Examiner] A grenade explosion late Sunday has killed at least two people and wounded more than a dozen others in Sultan Kudarat province in southern Philippines. Two grenades were tossed into a crowd, but only one exploded. The blast wounded at least 14 people.

The attack coincided with the town's Catholic feast. The incident occurred as soldiers have been battling Moro Islamic Liberation Front militants in the town of Butig in Lanao del Sur province.
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Maoist militants kill two more Philippine policemen
[Inquirer] Two more police officers have been murdered in as many weeks in an ambush by the communist New People's Army. The attack occurred on Thursday evening in Candoni, Negros Occidental.

Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, "The two fallen agents of the law had just performed a routine police assistance function to a stabbing victim when they themselves were treacherously attacked. They will be accorded appropriate funeral honors befitting their heroism and service."

"The perpetrators of this action will be hunted down and will be made to pay for their crime," Mayor added.

The Negros Occidental attack happened less than a week after an NPA ambush on February 16 in Baggao, Cagayan, in which six policemen died when the militants attacked them using grenade launchers.
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Three killed in clash between Abu Sayyaf, MNLF militants
[GMA News] Three people were killed and another injured in a clash between the Abu Sayyaf and a Moro National Liberation Front militant in Indanan town in Sulu on Friday afternoon.

An investigation showed the incident occurred when Abu Sayyaf militants, led by a son of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Sibih Pisih, shot and injured a certain Sakur Madjang in Sitio Santol. Then the rebels burned Madjang's house.

Madjang's brother, Gabir, responded and engaged the Abu Sayyaf men in a gun battle. Gabir, an MNLF militant who had been integrated into the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the 1996 peace agreement, was killed in the clash. Also killed during the 15-munute battle was Mursid Amdanan, who was with the Madjang brothers; and the son of the Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Sibih Pisih.

The Abu Sayyaf rebels had suspected the Madjangs were military informants who they blamed for the death of Abu Sayyaf militant Abu Quodama last February 7.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS militants fight back in Syria’s Shaddadi after Kurds advance
[ARA News] HASAKAH – Just two days after Kurdish forces and allies recaptured the strategic city of Shaddadi in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province, militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) returned to the fighting front in the vicinity of the city in a bid to regain positions.

Fierce clashes broke out on Sunday evening in Shaddadi’s suburbs between ISIS militants and Kurdish-Arab alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), where casualties were reported on both sides.

“The clashes centered in the western suburb of Shaddadi, where ISIS militants launched a mortar attack on our headquarters,” a spokesman for the SDF told ARA News. “Subsequent to the terror attack, heavy clashes broke our between our fighters and ISIS militants.”

At least seven ISIS jihadis were killed and a dozen more wounded, while the SDF lost 11 fighters in Sunday’s clashes.

ISIS recaptured the village ’47’ in Shaddadi suburb. The city remained under the control of the Kurdish fighters and SDF allies.

“The radical group returned to the fighting front of Shaddadi in an attempt to regain control of the city. The Kurdish YPG and other units of the SDF are now trying to fortify Shaddadi against ISIS jihadis,” the official said. “After recapturing this strategic city, our forces won’t give it up at any cost. The main objective if to cleanse the entire Hasakah province from ISIS and prevent the group from returning.”

On Friday, the SDF leadership announced the liberation of Shaddadi city in Hasakah province from the Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants, after months of battles with the radical group. ISIS militants had evacuated their headquarters in Shaddadi under heavy bombardment by the Kurdish-Arab alliance of the SDF, where more than 50 ISIS fighters were reported dead. The progress came just hours after the SDF units, supported by an air cover from the U.S.-led coalition, cut off a main supply route for the ISIS radical group near Syria’s northeastern border with Iraq.
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Deadly Twin Blasts Rock Homs, Death Toll Rises to 34
[ALMANAR.LB] Terrorist twin kabooms rocked on Sunday the Syrian province of Homs killing at least 34 people, according to state-run SANA news agency citing Homs governor Talal al-Barazi.

Barazi told SANA in a statement that snuffies blew up successively two cars packed with huge amounts of explosives early this morning near the entrance of al-Arman neighborhood in the main al-Siteen Street in Homs city.

Initial information referred to the death of 14 people, in addition to 39 injured. Many of the latter have shuffled off the mortal coil.

"The repeated terrorist attacks in Homs target the strong internal front that is standing by the side of the Syrian army making victories on various fronts," said the Governor, calling upon the United Nations
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Security Council, the UN Secretary General and the countries that claim to be fighting terrorism to condemn this new attack.

SANA news hound in Homs said the terrorist bombings caused massive material damage to the nearby houses and the dozens of public and private buses parked at the bus station.

On January 26th, 19 people were killed and many others were maimed in two terrorist attacks that hit al-Zahraa neighborhood in Homs city.
The Times of Israel adds:
Double boom-mobileings killed at least 57 people and maimed dozens in the Al-Zahraa district of the central city of Homs, the monitor said, while Syria's Foreign Ministry gave a corpse count of 46.

The jihadist 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....
said it was behind the carnage.

Al-Zahraa -- whose residents are mostly from the same Alawite sect as Syria's ruling clan and strongman Bashir al-Assad -- has been regularly targeted.

In an online statement, IS said two jihadists drove car bombs into crowds of residents in Homs.
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Syrian Army Advance in Rural Aleppo Kills over 50 ISIL Terrorists
[ALMANAR.LB] At least 50 Death Eaters of the so-called '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' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group have been killed in the last 24 hours in an advance by Syrian army units east of Aleppo city, a monitor said Sunday.
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Three Terrorist Attacks Target Sayyeda Zeinab Area in Rural Damascus, Kill 50
[ALMANAR.LB] Three blasts including one caused by a car bomb hit the Syrian capital of Damascus near the holy of Sayyed Zeinab (as) south of Syria's capital Damascus on Sunday, Al-Manar TV correspondent to the city reported.

The attack rocked the Al-Teen street leaving 50 martyrs and more than 200 others wounded.

Sayyeda Zeinab (as) area contains the grave of a granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and is particularly revered as a pilgrimage site.
According to The Times of Israel:
Near Damascus, a series of kabooms, including a boom-mobileing, destroyed the area of the Sayeda Zeinab Shiite shrine and killed as many as 83 people, according to the official SANA news agency. The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said it counted 62 dead from the attacks.

The jihadist 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....
said it was behind the carnage. The group said two of its jacket wallahs carried out the Sayeda Zeinab bombings.
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At least 30 killed in four bomb blasts in southern Damascus district
At least 30 people were killed in four bomb attacks that hit a southern suburb of Damascus on Sunday, pro-government media outlets and a monitoring group said.

Syrian state TV put the toll at 30 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was at least 31 with dozens more injured. Al Manar TV, which is run by Damascus ally Lebanese Hezbollah, gave an initial count of 22 killed.
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Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 38 strikes against Islamic State
[Ynet] The United States and its allies conducted 38 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 Saturday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Sunday.

In Syria, there were 18 strikes conducted using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Nine strikes near Al Hasakah hit eight
separate Islamic State tactical units and destroyed fighting positions, buildings, and a vehicle used by the group. Other strikes hit targets near Al Hawl, Ar Raqqah, Dayr Az Zawr, and Manbij.

In Iraq, 20 strikes were conducted, with 10 strikes near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
destroying nine assembly areas, a fighting position, two command and control nodes, and hitting other targets. Other targets were hit near Al Baghdadi, Ramadi, Sinjar and other cities.
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