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ISIS Fighters Claim Pakistan Funded Them
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Good morning
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#1  Malwarebytes informed me that it prevented VBScript from loading in my browser when I visited one of the articles. I don't suppose there is much that can be done about this, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
Posted by: gorb || 02/25/2016 1:52 Comments || Top||

#2  That sort of thing is why we archive most of the articles.
Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 1:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Jeez, I've been in the stacks, it's kinda dark in the annex with that dry cold you get in an old open stack system, in the dawnzerlylite I saw A SeaFoam Green Apparition which was not scary, but rather friendly, "keep your nick and don't troll the regulars" it said. I then put on my curly toed slippers and exited, stage left.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/25/2016 14:57 Comments || Top||

#4  The Ghost of Rantburgs Past, Ship.
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#5  That didn't sound like muck4doo or com.
Posted by: whitecollar redneck || 02/25/2016 16:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Seafarious
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2016 16:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Certainly not un-American boobs
Posted by: KBK || 02/25/2016 17:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Ima miss muck4doo.
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ISIS Fighters Claim Pakistan Funded Them
A 10-member group of Daesh fighters that lay down their arms and joined the peace process on Wednesday claimed they were financed and equipped by Pakistani military and also trained in Pakistan.

They said that Pakistani military provides light and heavy weapons to Daesh fighters in Afghanistan.

"Pakistani military gave us weapons and used to tell us that Afghan forces are infidels and you must kill them," said Zaitoon, a former Daesh fighter that joined the peace process.

Arabistan, Zaitoon's co-fighter, said: "I was tasked to fight in Nazian district [in Nangarhar]. We used to present our daily report to Punjabis and Pakistanis and they encouraged us to fight the Afghan government."

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Nangarhar Provincial Council Malik Nazir said the 10-member group has joined the peace process due to efforts by the High Peace Council (HPC) office in the province and also with the help of the Afghan security forces.

"There were 24 men in two groups – the first group was 14 Taliban fighters and the second group included 10 Daesh fighters who for the first time joined the peace process," Nazir stated.
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [654 views] Top|| File under: ISIL-K

#1  The duplicity of the Pakistan military is notorious. Yet, just like Turkey, Washington continues to fund a nation that will never be dependable.
Posted by: Bugs Unaviper5548 || 02/25/2016 9:27 Comments || Top||

#2  On the bright side, China can't trust them either.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/25/2016 15:33 Comments || Top||

Afghan intelligence arrest 13 involved in major terror activities in Takhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a group of thirteen Lions of Islam involved in major terror related activities in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the detained individuals were involved in terrorist activities, including liquidation of religious holy mans, tribal elders and kidnappings.

NDS said the intelligence operatives have also confiscated some weapons and explosives including an Ak-47 rifle, a pistol and hand grenades from the detained individuals.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups have not commented regarding the detention of the suspected Lions of Islam so far.

Takhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in northeastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed Lions of Islam are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

The Afghan intelligence earlier announced a group of suspected Lions of Islam including Taliban's shadow judge in Darqad district of Takhar.

The Talibs took control of Darqad district following an offensive launched around five months and was late retaken by the security forces.

Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Over 50 militants killed in counter-terror operations led by Afghan army
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The anti-government armed gunnies have suffered heavy casualties during counter-terrorism operations led by the Afghan armed forces in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said over 50 gunnies were killed and 15 others were maimed in the latest operations led by the Afghan army.

A statement by MoD said at least 2 suspected gunnies were also incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
and various types of weapons, ammunition and explosives were confiscated.

At least 10 gunnies affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group and 14 gunnies belong ing to the Taliban group were killed and 7 othrs were maimed in a joint operation by security forces in Achin district, MoD said.

The statement also added that 19 others including 2 commanders of the gunnies were killed in Dand-e-Ghori district of northern Baghlan province, 4 others were maimed and 2 more were arrested.

Another myrmidon was killed in southeastern Ghazni province, 2 others were maimed, while 3 others were killed in Uruzgan province, MoD added.

According to MoD, a myrmidon was killed and 4 others were maimed in a separate operation in Shahwali Kot district of southern Kandahar province.

Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

7 Afghan soldiers martyred in the latest wave of violence
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces were martyred in the latest wave of violence across the country, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

In a statement released to the media, the Ministry of Defense (MoD), said the Afghan soldiers bit the dust while suppressing the terrorist activities of the krazed killer groups in the past 24 hours.

According to MoD, the operations were conducted in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, Ghazni, Uruzgan and Kandahar province of the country where heavy casualties to the anti-government armed snuffies were incurred, including the affiliates of ISIS terror group and other hard boys.

There has been a sharp rise in the casualties of the Afghan national security forces since they took full control of the security responsibilites from the coalition forces at the start of last year.

...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Big Shirley was still trying to snatch Nunzio bald-headed. She was already halfway there...
the Afghan cops have stepped up counter-terrorism operations across the country as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant during the recent months.

According to the earlier estimates by security officials, the Afghan army deaths stood at 4 service members daily on average which is mainly caused due to improvised bomb (IED) attacks.

a woman is only as old as she admits...
the number could be much more higher as the security situation has sharply deteriorated recently despite efforts to put an end to the ongoing violence through reconciliation process.

Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Somali, AU troops retake villages from Shaboobs
The game of Whack-a-Mole continues...
An official says Somali federal Govt troops backed by African Union soldiers (AMISOM) have retaken control of more villages near Mahaday town in middle Shabelle region from Al shabaab militants.

Mahaday district commissioner Ahmed Hussein Afrah, told Radio Shabelle that SNA and AMISOM forces captured El-baraf and Adaley after Al shabaab fighters abandoned the areas before the allied troops moved in on Wednesday. Afrah said the forces have faced “No resistance” from the fighters who fled the villages as the advancing forces approached the towns and villages under the militants’ control for seven years.

“SNA and AMISOM have entered the El-baraf and Adaley near Mahaday peacefully. The local residents remained indoors. No displacement,” said Mahada district administrator.

Officials say Operation was aimed at “liberating more areas” to help the Somali federal government expand its control and help ease humanitarian suffering of the population.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Further fighting in Benghazi today
London, 24 February 2016:

After the fast-moving events on the ground in the Benghazi war between the Islamic State and Ansar Al-Sharia on one side and the Libyan National Army (LNA) recognized by the House of Representatives and led by the politically divisive figure of Khalifa Hafter on the other side, Libya Herald asked a Benghazi resident today for an update.

The resident confirmed that the “areas that have been totally liberated are Leithi, Buatni, and Sidi Feraj. Hawari is almost 90-percent liberated”.

Asked where most of the of IS/Ansar Al-Sharia (AA) were located, he said that “most of IS/AA are gathering in the Gwarsha and Ganfouda districts as the centres of these places would likely be the last places to be liberated”.

“Sabri, Suq Al-Hout and Garyounis are being attacked heavily today by the LNA”, he confirmed.

Libya Herald asked the resident where he thought IS/AA were receiving their munitions and human support from.

“From Sabri (to the north and north of the Suq Al-Hout) to Ganfouda (in the south of the city) it is an open coastline. They can get their supplies from there, not from Mreisa Port.”

“It is presumed that they are stocked up and keep many supplies in their areas. We have seen the army break up some of their weapon stores and they found a lot in them,” he explained.
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Local Libyan Forces Clear Sabratha of ISIL Terrorists
[ALMANAR.LB] Libya's local military brigades have forced ISIL snuffies out of Sabratha after the 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...
Death Eaters briefly entered the center of the northwestern city in the crisis-hit African country, authorities say.

Sabratha's municipal council said in a statement on Wednesday that the fighting broke out after local brigades attacked suspected ISIL hideouts 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of the city.

The ISIL elements then "took advantage of the security vacuum downtown and spread out all over the city" before they were forced out by the local brigades, the statement added.

Sabratha's mayor also stated late on Tuesday that the festivities had left at least four brigade members dead and five others maimed.

it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
local media reported that as many as 17 brigade troops were killed.

...back at the Senate, Odius Sepulcher called for war against the Visigoths...
an unnamed security source from the western city of Zintan said authorities had agreed to treat the injured brigade members from Sabratha.

Since August 2014, when militias seized the capital Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, oil-rich Libya has had two parliaments and two governments with one, the General National Congress (GNC), run by the rebels in the capital, and the internationally-recognized administration in Tobruk. A UN-backed government of national unity is awaiting parliamentary approval.

The city of Zintan has allied with the internationally recognized government while Sabratha supports the rival administration.

On Friday, the US carried out an Arclight airstrike on a suspected ISIL training camp in Sabratha, killing almost 50 people, among them two Serbian diplomats kidnapped in Libya last November.
Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Yemeni army recaptures key base near capital
Yemen’s army and forces from the Popular Resistance were able to recapture a strategic military camp near the capital Sanaa, exclusive photos obtained by Al Arabiya News Channel show.

The photos of Fardhat Nahm camp near Sanaa showed destruction of facilities belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Saudi-led coalition.

The destruction of Fardhat Nahm came after the coalition forces targeted with their air raids Houthi militia base camps in Harf Sufyan district of Amran, north of Sanaa.

Other strikes have been conducted on the Dhale Governorate in southern Yemen.

Meanwhile, the recently appointed Deputy Supreme Commander of the Yemeni Army Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar stressed the importance of continuing the fight against Houthi militias and Saleh forces, in accordance to the U.N. resolution 2216, and said his army will continue to free other districts from militia control.
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

13 killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen
At least 13 people have been killed in airstrikes carried out by Saudi jets in Yemen’s northern Jawf Province, Press TV reported.

The Yemeni al-Masirah television said on Wednesday that the airstrikes, which targeted trucks carrying foodstuff eight times, took place in Jawf’s town of al-Matammah. Different areas in Jawf were also attacked by Saudi airstrikes.

The news source also reported an airstrike against the town of Sirwah in the eastern Ma’rib Province. Two residential areas and a medical center also came under attack in Sirwah.

Meanwhile, Saba Net news agency, citing a Yemeni military source, said army forces backed by Popular Committees had managed to seize a warship belonging to mercenaries fighting for Saudi Arabia. The warship was reportedly seeking to enter the al-Fazeh port area off the coast of Khokha, near Hudaydah.

The region of Abas in northwestern Hajjah province also came under Saudi attack.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Love that, attacks against trucks carrying foodstuff. Powdered baby formula maybe? And what about the trucks carrying fluffy bunnies?

13; it's a start.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/25/2016 17:28 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkish helicopters kill 9 in strikes on PKK targets
Turkish military helicopters killed nine Kurdish militants in strikes near the southeastern border with Syria on Wednesday, security sources said, in a conflict becoming increasingly intertwined with developments in Turkey's war-torn neighbour.

The Cobra attack helicopters launched the assault at around 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) as a group of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters travelled through a mountainous area near the Idil district of Turkey's Sirnak province, the sources said.

Parts of Idil were placed under 24-hour curfew last week as the security forces carried out an operation against the militants. That was part of a wider military campaign which began last December in towns in the mostly Kurdish southeast following the collapse in July of a ceasefire with the PKK.

The Turkish armed forces shelled YPG positions in northern Syria in the days after the attack and bombed PKK camps in northern Iraq, as the government vowed that those responsible would pay the price. Clashes inside Turkey have also continued.

On Tuesday, security forces killed six PKK militants in Idil and two others in the Sur district of the region's largest city Diyarbakir, the armed forces said in a statement. A soldier died of his wounds after coming under attack from PKK fighters in Sur on Wednesday, it said.

The statement also said security forces had detained four members of the PKK and PYD, the political arm of the Syrian YPG, on Tuesday in the Akcakale district of Sanliurfa province, two of whom had sought to cross the border from Syria illegally.
According to Ynet it was 12 killed Kurds.
Al Ahram adds:
Turkish warplanes struck Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) murderous Moslem targets in northern Iraq late on Wednesday, hitting logistical centres, ammunition depots and shelters, security sources said. The jets took off from an air base in the predominantly Kurdish southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, sources said.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:

Two Jaish-e-Mohammad members sentenced to 10 years in jail
[INDIATODAY.INTODAY.IN] An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistain yesterday sentenced two Masood Azhar led Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) activists to 10 years in prison for raising funds for the banned outfit. This is the first instance of the Pakistain government cracking down on snuffies ever since India provided evidence allegedly showing Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
's participation in the Pathankot terror attack.
Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Jaish-e-Mohammad

JeM's teenage Fidayeen of Afzal Guru Squad arrested
[Daily Excelsior] Police and Army have enjugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
a teenage Fidayeen of Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
(JeM) outfit from Baramulla who carried out an attack three months ago along with his three associates at an Army camp near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar area of North Kashmire's Kupwara district.

Mohammad Sadiq Gujjar, 17, son of Walid Mohammad Gujjar resident of Sialkote tehsil Dehska in Pakistain was arrested by Police and Army's 52 and 46 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) from Baramulla. His three associates Hussain, Malik and Rizwan were killed inside Army camp at Tanghdar on November 25.

Arrest of Gujjar is a major success for police in North Kashmire as he is the only Fidayeen of Afzal Guru squad of JeM who was arrested after carrying out the attack on 3/1 GR battalion headquarters at Tanghdar. The Guru squad of JeM carried out three Fidayeen attacks so far including last month's Pathankot attack on Indian Air Force base.

Gujjar was part of four Fidayeen who carried out attack on the Army camp in Tanghdar on November 25 last year. He has told his interrogators that he set afire the Oil depot inside the Army camp at Tanghdar and destroyed several vehicles before he was asked by his colleagues to leave.

The Fidayeen told his interrogators that the group of four JeM gunnies were launched from Athmuqam in Pakistain Indian Kashmiree (PoK) and was tasked to carry out Fidayeen attack on any camp near the LoC. "The group with the help of GPS devices started on foot on November 24 at around 10 pm. from near the LoC on PoK side and continued their journey till they reached the Tanghdar Army camp in around 6-7 hours", he told interrogators.

"After they carried out the attack, Gujjar was the only teenager in the group who was asked by his colleagues to leave. He fled to nearby forests and was there hiding for three days. He was asked by his handlers that he should go to Kupwara and they will help him. After three days, he changed his clothes and boarded a Sumo along with his weapon from Tanghdar. He reached Kupwara where he befriended some people who helped him to travel to Baramulla", Gujjar told his interrogators.

In Baramulla town, the Fidayeen spent around 15 days. However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
he was arrested by police after his suspicious movements. Later, police arrested a person who gave him shelter and where he had dumped his weapon. Police also detained 7 people who have provided him shelter and assistance and also recovered his weapon. However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
others were let off and only two were arrested.

Coming from a well off farmer family in Sialkote, Gujjar has five brothers and two sisters. He is the middle one. He was lured by his school friend who is also a JeM krazed killer into militancy. He received three month's training in JeM camp where he was motivated for Jihad besides arms training.

Army eliminated his three associates, in a shootout inside the Army camp in Tanghdar in which a generator operator of Military Engineering Service (MES), Tanveer Ahmad Sheikh, was also killed and an Army man injured on November 25 last year.
Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Jaish-e-Mohammad

Blast near checkpoint wounds 5
PESHAWAR: At least five Frontier Corps personnel were wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast near a security checkpost in South Waziristan tribal agency's Wana area on Wednesday.

A security forces' vehicle was on routine patrol when the IED, planted along the roadside, exploded wounding five FC personnel, according to security sources.

The injured were shifted to agency headquarters hospital in Wana.

Meanwhile security forces initiated a search and strike operation in the area.

The attack took place while Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif is visiting front lines in North Waziristan tribal agency's Shawal tehsil, according to a tweet by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt -Gen Asim Bajwa.

The army chief is meeting troops who are stationed in the area and participating in Operation Zarb-i-Azb.

A similar IED explosion on Tuesday had injured seven Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in South Waziristan's tehsil Tayarza.

North and South Waziristan are two of seven semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan border which have for years been a hideout for militants of all stripes, including Al Qaeda and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as well as foreign fighters such as Uzbeks and Uighurs.

A long-awaited push to clear insurgent bases from North Waziristan was initiated in June 2014 following a bloody Taliban attack on Karachi airport finally sank faltering peace talks.
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

3 suspected terrorists gunned down in Karachi
KARACHI: Three suspected terrorists were killed in a shootout with Rangers in the Manghopir area of Karachi on Wednesday, said a spokesman for the paramilitary force.

The spokesman said Rangers personnel started a search operation in Manghopir on reports about the presence of some terrorists. The raid turned into an exchange of gunfire.

“The armed men in the hideouts attacked the Rangers team when they were taking positions following a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the area; more forces were called in to join the operation and after an exchange of gunfire three terrorists were killed. They all belonged to a banned outfit.”" said the spokesman.

He claimed that the suspects, who are yet to be identified, were involved in a missile attack on Razmak Cadet College besides taking part in the murder of at least 50 army men and 12 police officers.

The ‘operation’ against criminal elements in Pakistan’s commercial hub was initiated back in September 2013 after the federal cabinet empowered Rangers to lead a targeted advance with the support of police against criminals already identified by federal military and civilian agencies for their alleged involvement in targeted killings, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism in Karachi.

A high-level apex committee meeting chaired by the Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on May 14, 2015 had decided to implement effective policing and surveillance in the "vast suburbs of Karachi", to prevent what the military spokesperson said were "sneaking terrorist attacks".
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ISIS troops surrender to Kurds in Mosul
ERBIL – Dozens of militant fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group have surrendered to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq, an official said on Wednesday. The militants have reportedly surrendered to the Kurdish forces after fleeing their fighting positions in Mosul.

Peshmerga spokesman Qadir Qadir confirmed in a statement that dozens of ISIS members arrived on Wednesday evening to a Peshmerga-held area east of Mosul and handed over their weapons at a Kurdish security checkpoint.

“The militants had evacuated their strongholds in Mosul suburb and surrendered to the Kurdish Peshmerga,” Qadir said.

The official added that the ISIS dissidents have been transferred to a Kurdish security center in northern Iraq for interrogations.

“This indicates an apparent collapse within the ISIS military leadership in Mosul. The group will sooner or later fall apart. Corruption and brutality of ISIS commanders against the people have caused a clear state of mistrust between its members,” the Peshmerga spokesman said, adding that the Kurdish forces and allies will soon announce the liberation of Mosul.

In the meantime, an informed source in Mosul told ARA News that the group has moved a large deal of its heavy weapons from Mosul and sent them to Syria’s Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa, amid continuous advance by the Kurdish Peshmerga army and Iraqi troops in northern Iraq.
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Durand Durand sez choppem chopdm.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/25/2016 15:37 Comments || Top||

ISIS executes Imam in Mosul (!!)
ERBIL – The Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group has executed an Imam in Mosul city in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province on Wednesday, after accusing him of “fighting the Caliphate”.

Fawasz Hussein al-Wanli, Imam of Ali Bin Abi Talib mosque in Mosul, was arrested last Friday after delivering a speech calling on the people of Mosul to take up arms and fight against ISIS.

“Imam al-Wanli was known as one of the main opponents to ISIS in Mosul. He considered the ISIS alleged Caliphate as a tyrant regime aimed at eliminating all moderate Muslims in the region,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News in Mosul.

After four days in detention, the Sharia Court ordered the jihadis to publicly execute the Imam.

“He was beheaded on Wednesday evening at the al-Gharbi square in front of hundreds of people,” and eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

ISIS Executes Over 1000 People in Mosul
The Islamic State has released a list of names of more than 1000 people who have been executed over the last few months in the city of Mosul in Nineveh province, northern Iraq.

The victims have been executed at the hands of ISIS jihadis on different charges.

The extremist group has posted the lists of the victims’ names on the walls of the Sharia Court in central Mosul, local sources confirmed last week.

“The names of 1065 people who have been executed by the group were posted on the walls of the ISIS-led Sharia Court,” rights activist Muhammad al-Jarjari told ARA News in Mosul.

“The group was very proud of killing so many innocent civilians on baseless charges,” said al-Jarjari.

This is the first time that ISIS releases such documents to the public.

“It is a new way to terrorize the people of Mosul,” the source said.

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Sharia Court in the city last Wednesday to check the lists.

“People headed to the location where the names of the victims were posted in order to look into the destiny of their family members who have disappeared over more than a year of ISIS control in Mosul,” media activist Abdullah al-Malla said.

Speaking to ARA News, al-Malla added that most of the victims whose names were included in the documents “have been killed in mass executions at the hands of ISIS jihadis”.

“A large number of those civilians have been summarily executed by firing squad in Mosul suburb. Most of them were accused of opposing the ISIS self-declared Caliphate and cooperating with hostile troops like the Kurdish Peshmerga and the western coalition,” the source reported.
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  hearts and minds, boy-os
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2016 9:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Too bad that thing about not killing another Muslim isn't working.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/25/2016 10:17 Comments || Top||

#3  The average Muslim in the street tells himself "It has to be Israel; no Muslim would kill another Muslim."
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 02/25/2016 16:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Dog bites man. Takfiri is what these guys live for.
Posted by: KBK || 02/25/2016 17:42 Comments || Top||

Liberation of Fallujah will be faster than Ramadi, says Anbar Governor
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The Governor of Anbar Province, Suhaib al-Rawi, announced on Wednesday, that the liberation of Fallujah is going to be a lot faster than retaking the city of Ramadi, while emphasized that the local government has completed the establishment of safe paths and havens for the displaced.

Rawi’s Office said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, that the latter “visited a camp belonging to al-Hashed al-Sha’bi in Ramadi and met with the commanders, while listened to a detailed explanation of the military set plans to liberate the rest of the province,” adding that, “The liberation regiments will be launched towards areas under ISIS control. The liberation of Fallujah is coming and it will be faster than Ramadi.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Kops detain 25 terror suspects in Wasit
(IraqiNews.com) Wasit – The police department in Wasit Province announced, that the police forces arrested 25 suspects, including a terrorist in different areas in the province.

The police department said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Wasit police arrested 25 suspects on different charges in al-Masouliya axis.”

The statement added, “The emergency police force backed by Anti-Terrorism intelligence also arrested a terrorist north of al-Suwaira, two suspects based on Article 406 of the Penal Code, as well as two suspects carrying fake currencies.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Anbar Antics
Warbirds pound ISIS positions

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A security source in Anbar Province announced, that the headquarters of the so-called ISIS in Heet and Kabisa Districts had been destructed by a bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation west of Ramadi.

The source said in a press statement, “The international coalition aviation, backed by the army’s 7th brigade conducted an air strike on ISIS headquarters in Heet and Kabisa south of Heet.”

The source added, “The bombardment resulted in the destruction of the headquarters, while inflicted heavy human and material losses on ISIS.”

ISIS executes 4 in Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A tribal leader in clan al-Jerissat in Fallujah said on Wednesday, that the ISIS elements executed four civilians from the residents of Fallujah on charges of spying for the benefit of the security forces in the city.

Majid al-Jerissat, the leader in clan al-Jerissat, said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, elements of the ISIS carried out the execution of four civilians from the people of Fallujah by shooting them dead in a park in the center of the city on charges of spying for the security forces.”

Jerissat called the central government and security leaders to “start an extensive military operation to retake Fallujah and lift the siege on besieged families and prisoners.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Israeli man found stabbed in Ma’ale Adumim
[IsraelTimes] Victim evacuated to Jerusalem hospital; manhunt launched for attacker in suspected terror attack

An Israeli man was severely injured when he was beaten and stabbed in central Ma’ale Adumim early Friday.

Investigators are looking at the incident as a possible terror attack.

The believed attacker, a Paleostinian said to be in his early 20s, expeditiously departed at a goodly pace. A manhunt was launched for him, including in Paleostinian villages near the West Bank settlement, which lies east of Jerusalem.

A knife and an ax were found at the scene, the Israel Hayom daily reported.

The injured man, a security guard in his early 40s, was treated by Magen David Adom rescue medics at the scene and taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

He arrived in hospital unconscious and attached to a breathing apparatus.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under:

2 Arab vendors caught with pipe bombs in Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] Sapper called in to disarm explosives at kiosk outside the Old City; overnight, security forces arrest 18 Paleostinians in the West Bank

Israel Police caught two East Jerusalem men with pipe bombs and ammunition hidden in their kiosk outside of Herod's Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Wednesday.

A police sapper was called in to disarm the home-made bombs, which were found in a food stand. The suspects were in their 40s and have been brought in for questioning, a spokesperson said.

Police did not immediately say whether they suspected the incident was terror-related or criminal. "An investigation has been opened into the motives and circumstances of the incident," the spokesperson said.

Overnight, the IDF and Border Police jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
18 Paleostinians in the West Bank. Eight of the Paleostinians were arrested for being members of the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terror group, while three were brought in for so-called popular terrorism, the IDF's term for rock throwing and participation in violent protests, an army spokesperson said.

The suspicions against the remaining seven suspects were not provided and the IDF refused to elaborate, saying only that they were involved in "some sort of illegal activity."

It was the second night in a row in which comparatively large numbers of Paleostinians have been arrested. On Monday night and early Tuesday morning, 19 people were arrested in the West Bank.

In 2015, the IDF, Shin Bet and Israel Police arrested over 3,000 Paleostinians for affiliation with terror groups, rock throwing and other charges, resulting in over 1,900 indictments, according to statistics released by the Shin Bet on Tuesday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2016 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Hey, Mahmoud, can I get a falafel and a #2 pipe bomb please?"

"With or without remote detonation?"

"Dunno. How much for the remote detonation?"

"Well, we're having a sale on it today. Buy a falafel and a shawarma and you get one remote detonating pipe bomb for free."

"Well in that case I'll also have the shawarma!"

"For here or to go?"

"For here is fine. I'm just going to use it across the street. If it works good, I'll come back for another to go."
Posted by: gorb || 02/25/2016 3:44 Comments || Top||

#2  gorb! Bonzai!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2016 5:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Or haz my Dad still sez BONZAI, in case we loose.

Because I mentioned Dad, I must also mention:
Iwo Jima

0/4th Marine Division
Posted by: Shipman || 02/25/2016 15:43 Comments || Top||

IDF reserves officer killed by bullet meant for terrorist
[Ynet] 30-year-old Captain Eliav Gelman, a relative of fallen soldier Benaya Sarel, hit by bullet fired by IDF forces aimed at terrorist attempting stabbing attack; terrorist moderately maimed.

A 30-year-old Reserves Captain Eliav Gelman was killed Wednesday afternoon by gunfire targeting a terrorist who attemped a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem.

Gelman's brother is married to the sister of soldier Benaya Sarel, who was killed during Operation Protective Edge.

Eyal Gelman, the dear departed's brother and Kiryat Arba's security guard, eulogized him. "My brother fell in battle," he said. "In a battle that we have known for a long time. But the people of Israel have experienced the battles and the pogroms since the first battle in 1873. My brother, too -- my dear brother -- you entered this circle, the same silver tray that for 150 years this people, this revival generation continues to redeem the land of Israel and build the State of Israel. God have given and God has taken away, may the name of the Lord be blessed."

The terrorist, Mamduh Amru, a 27-year-old school teacher from the village of Dura south of Hebron, attempted to stab the officer at Gush Etzion Junction. Soldiers from the Haruv Battalion of the Kfir Brigade shot the terrorist and maimed the latter moderately.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trigger control. Stay cool, stay calm. Front sight, trigger squeeze.

Damned shame.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 02/25/2016 3:15 Comments || Top||

#2  so the death is on the terrorist. Life in PMITA prison
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2016 9:08 Comments || Top||

Palestinian arrested for Rahat stabbing says propaganda spurred him
[Ynet] 17-year-old suspect residing illegally in Israel says he was influenced by Paleostinian propaganda and entered Israel through security fence breaches.

A 17-year-old Paleostinian residing in Israel illegally was jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
by security forces on suspicion of committing a stabbing attack in Rahat two weeks earlier, it was cleared for publication on Wednesday.

Shlomit Ganon, 65, from Kibbutz Mishmar Hanegev, was lightly maimed in that attack. The suspect was arrested three days after the attack. He confessed to the act, reenacted the stabbing and led the Sherlocks to the knife that he threw away. The prosecution is expected to indict him for attempted murder.

The suspect, a resident of Yatta, south of Hebron, with no previous criminal record, exploited breaches in the security fence to enter Israel. He did agricultural work with relatives in Rahat, where he lived with family. Several relatives were also arrested on suspicion of helping him enter Israel and helping him hide in the days after the attack.

During his interrogation, he said that he had been influenced by Paleostinian propaganda against Israel and took part in riots and stone-throwing against Israelis near Yatta in recent months.

Shortly after the stabbing, he returned to the scene of the crime, and bravely ran away again after noticing police forces. "He ran at first, not knowing where he was going," said an official source. "At some point he even returned to the scene, saw the commotion and continued to run away."

The suspect eventually returned to his residence in Rahat. Once a video of him showing him running away was posted online, he confessed to his brother that he committed the attack. They both fled to Hebron with the help of traffickers of undocumented immigrants colonists, who did not know about their ties to the attack. Several days later, security forces arrested him at Yatta.

The stabbing occurred when Gonen and her family visited the market in Rahat. The investigation revealed that the attacker stabbed her after noticing that her family had gone into a store in the market and she was left alone.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

#1  sounds like the family needs exporting as well
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2016 9:04 Comments || Top||

#2  A migrant agricultural worker,
smuggled in by relatives,
agitated by 'truespeak',
attacks a woman of 65 years, shopping.

Sounds like it could happen on any street, anywhere.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/25/2016 10:14 Comments || Top||

80-year-old American detained in Iran, family says
[IsraelTimes] Baquer Namazi, first American placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
since January prisoner swap, held in Evin prison, wife says; son also placed in durance vile in Iran

Hostages: it's what Caliphates do.
Family and friends say a US citizen who is the father of a detained American in Iran has been tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
by Iranian authorities.

Baquer Namazi, whose son Siamak has been held since September, was arrested on Tuesday.

His wife wrote in a Facebook post that she was told he is now in Tehran's Evin prison.

Haleh Esfandiari, a friend of the Namazis and a Mideast expert at the Wilson Center, said Namazi is more than 80 years old and a dual US-Iranian

State Department front man Mark Toner said the US was aware of reports an American was detained in Iran. He wouldn't comment further out of privacy considerations.

The arrest would mark the first of a US citizen since last month's prisoner swap between the two countries.

Iran released four Americans, including Washington Post news hound Jason Rezaian, only last month, in what was seen as a gesture of goodwill upon the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

The others were Amir Hekmati and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, Washington said. A fifth American, identified as Matthew Trevitick, was also to be released as part of a different process.

In exchange Washington said it had granted clemency to seven Iranians, six of whom are dual US-Iranian citizens, and dropped charges against 14 more.

The seven Iranians freed by the US were Nader Modanlou, Baharam Mekanik, Khosrow Afghahi, Arash Ghahraman, Touraj Faridi, Nima Golestaneh, and Ali Sabounchi, according Iran's judiciary and the state broadcaster.

Another American, Robert Levinson, 68, of Coral Springs, Florida, has been missing in Iran for close to nine years. CNN quoted Levinson's family as expressing happiness for the families of other Americans released in the prisoner exchange, but said it was "devastated" that he was not among those released.

Iran says it does not know the whereabouts of Levinson, who is Jewish.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  I'm sure ValJar and Oblahblah will get right on it
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2016 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm sure they already have a list of concessions to give Iran in exchange.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/25/2016 9:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe he will give Iran a B83 nuclear weapon, along with a design manual, in exchange. You know, to help his new BFFs to skip all that tedious research.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/25/2016 9:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Who's going to teach them to read the manual?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/25/2016 10:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Another victory for the Iran Dept of Tourism. Visit for the oppression; stay because we want you to.
Posted by: regular joe || 02/25/2016 12:57 Comments || Top||

Syrian rebels claim bomb attack on Rooshuns
LATAKIA – A car bomb attack hit a command center for pro-Assad Russian forces in Latakia province in western Syria on Wednesday evening. The blast has reportedly claimed lives of a dozen Russian soldiers, according to security sources.

“A huge explosion hit a security building in central Jableh city of Latakia province, where senior Russian forces were holding a meeting with Syrian army commanders,” a source close to the Syrian national security department told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The explosion was caused by a car bomb that hit the main entrance of the building,” the source said, adding that the initial death toll has reached ten people, mostly Russian soldiers.

Syrian rebel groups of Ahrar al-Sham and Bayan issued a joint statement on Wednesday midnight, claiming responsibility for the attack.

Latakia is the heartland of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Pro-Assad forces and allied Russian troops have been trying to fortify the province in a bid to deter any attacks by the rebel groups. However, the Syrian armed opposition has recently seized several towns and villages in Latakia countryside, mainly near the Jabal al-Turkman.
Posted by: badanov || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

Syrian Army Advances towards Khanaser in Aleppo Southern Countryside
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army seized a town in Aleppo southeastern countryside as it advanced towards Khanasser, field sources told al-Manar.

The sources said that the Syrian army established control of Rasm al-Nafel town, adding that the Syrian armed forces also secured the surroundings of Shalala al-Kabira town following festivities with ISIL 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...
holy warriors.

Various kinds of arms were used during the festivities which killed and injured several terrorists, the sources added.

The Syrian army go ahead with its offensive in Aleppo southeastern countryside, the sourced said noting that the armed forces are advancing towards the strategic town of Khanasser.

The Syrian army and allies also managed to advance in Daraya in western Gouta in Damascus countryside, controlling several buildings.
Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Russian Warplanes Strike Almost 200 Terrorist Targets in Syria in Two Days
[ALMANAR.LB] Russian jets carried out 187 Arclight airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria in the course of 62 sorties during the past two days, the Russian Defense Ministry front man said Wednesday. Areas where warring sides agreed to cease hostilities and start negotiations were not targeted, he emphasized.

The Russian Aerospace Forces continue to attack turban groups in Syria which are not included in the cessation of hostilities agreement and are designated as terrorist organizations by the UN, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

"During the past two days, 187 targets in the provinces of Hama, Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor, Aleppo and Homs were struck in the course of 62 sorties."

A Su-34 bomber destroyed over 10 strongholds and neutralized more than 50 gunnies in the Hama province, he elaborated.
Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

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