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Suicide attack thwarted in Kabul, 14-year-old would-be bomber arrested
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [966 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The link to the article about the LCS USS Forth Worth doesn't seem to be working yet.
Posted by: gorb || 02/29/2016 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  We had 75 articles yesterday, gorb, and similar numbers recently. It's a bit much, so that was cut.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/29/2016 1:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Ah. I noticed we had a ton of articles. I haven't been able to read them all! :-)
Posted by: gorb || 02/29/2016 1:17 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Two policemen martyred in Helmand explosion
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A kaboom has claimed the lives of two coppers in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

Omar Zwak, spokesperson for the province’s governor said it was a planted Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that detonated on a police vehicle in Bolan area of the city late yesterday.

The governor’s spokesperson added that the ford-ranger police vehicle badly damaged and two coppers embraced martyrdom in the kaboom.

No group has grabbed credit for Saturday’s kaboom but Taliban have been held responsible for this kind of attacks in the past.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban shadow governor for Faryab’s Khwaja Sabz Posh district killed
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The shadow governor of Taliban Death Eater group for Khwaja Sabz Posh district of northern Faryab province has been killed by army, an official said on Sunday.

Sayed Anwar Sadat, the province’s governor said Mullah Noor-ul-Haq was killed along with a number of his lover companions when army targeted their position with a rocket in Gaday Qala area of Pashton Kot district last night.

Pashton Kot is among the districts of Faryab where Taliban have a strong presence.

Reports suggest that severe festivities erupted between security forces and Taliban in parts of Pashton Kot in which both sides suffered casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Three brothers among those killed in Kunar suicide attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] It is always shocking when someone loses a beloved one. But it is not less than doomsday for a family when its bread-winners who were sent to bring food for hungry children return in coffins.

The poor Afghan family lives in Marawara district of eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
that lost its bread-winners in yesterday’s suicide kaboom.

Rohullah, Habibullah and Ehsanullah left home early in the morning on Saturday to sell goods in the bustling provincial capital Asadabad as costermongers. But they did not know that this time their kids are not receiving food and instead they will get shrapnel-riddled bodies and fleshes of their fathers.

The merciless snuffies had sent a jacket wallah to Asadabad that claimed lives of the three brothers and 11 others.

Those close to the family say the three brothers were making efforts days and nights to fulfill all needs of their children and hoped that one day they will become doctors and engineers.

But the heartless suicide bomber ruined their dreams and future of their children.

The innocent kids even don’t know how life is going to treat them and who would bring food for them.

Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Police foil plot to carry out deadly explosion in Baghlan province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces thwarted a plot by the anti-government armed turbans to carry out a deadly kaboom in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

Provincial police chief Gen. Ewaz Mohammad Nazeri said the turbans were looking to detonate a motorycle packed with explosives in Baghlan-e-Markazi district.

He said the cycle of violence was confiscuated and explosives were defused before the turbans manage to execute the attack in the central city of the district.

The anti-government armed turbans including the Taliban group have not commented regarding the attack plot so far.

Baghlan is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed turbans are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

The Afghan national security forces are busy with the clearance operations in Dand-e-Ghori district where the Talibs were actively operating earlier.

Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Police suspected of aiding Taliban killed, detained by army in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A policeman was killed and another 30 were detained during a joint operation between Afghan troops and U.S. forces last week against police suspected of supporting Taliban Death Eaters in embattled Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, officials told Rooters on Sunday.

Reports of fighting between police and soldiers add to the upheaval in the southern province, long a stronghold of the insurgency, where the military has abandoned several outposts. The NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
-led coalition and the Afghan government are trying to overhaul security forces and reverse krazed killer gains there.

The incident on Friday was in Sangin district, the scene of some of the heaviest fighting in Afghanistan’s long war, Helmand police chief Abdul Rahman Sarjang told Rooters.

"Army forces detained the police and took them to the military corps in Helmand," Sarjang said. "An investigation is ongoing at the moment."

The acting Sangin district police chief was among the detainees, Sarjang said.

Sarjang refused to confirm the reason for the operation but a senior Afghan army official in Helmand told Rooters the army and U.S. advisers suspected the police of providing weapons and ammunition to the Taliban and that they had planned to eventually surrender to the krazed killers.

"During our investigation we found some evidence they were helping the Taliban and we were afraid they may submit the district to the Taliban," said the officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to discuss the operation. "We launched a joint operation with Americans and detained all of them."

The full extent of American involvement was not clear and a front man for the U.S. military 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....
did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The coalition recently deployed several hundred more troops to Helmand in a bid to increase security for the advisers helping Afghan forces. U.S. air strikes have also played an important role in trying to blunt Taliban offensives.

Almost 100 Afghan army officers were removed or reassigned in Helmand in recent months, and the army abandoned its outposts in several of the most hotly contested districts to redeploy elsewhere.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Huge cache of Iran-made explosives and weapons seized in Bamyan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have discovered a huge cache of Taliban weapons from the central Bamyan province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday.

The cache included various types of explosives and weapons, including the ones left from the Soviet era and the newly-supplied Iran-made weapons and explosives.

Provincial governor Mohammad Zahir Zahir told news hounds that the cache was discovered during a special operation conducted by the Afghan Intelligence -- National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) operatives.

The explosives and weapon were put on display which included 39 Improvised Explosive Device (IED), 31 rockets, 2 boxes of PK machine gun ammunition, and 25 rounds of RPG-7 rockets.

Zahir said the Iran-made weapons and explosives were also among the cache discovered by the security forces.

This comes as the Afghan government officials have long been criticizing the neighboring countries of the country, including Iran and Pakistain for supporting certain anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups.

The officials had earlier accused Iran for supporting the Taliban group, however the Iranian officials denied the allegations.
No, no! Certainly not!


The Iranian authorities have not commented regarding the discovery of Iran-made weapons and explosives from the Taliban weapons cache so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Meet me tonight in the moonlight

Darling, meet me tonight all alone;

For I have a story to tell you

A story thats never been told.

Once a Shia met a Sunni

Under a Bamyan Tree

Said the Shia to the Sunni

“Will ya splody me?”
Posted by: JHH || 02/29/2016 13:19 Comments || Top||


Suicide attack thwarted in Kabul, 14-year-old would-be bomber arrested
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives foiled a suicide kaboom plot by the anti-government armed bully boyz in capital 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....
by arresting a teenage boy assigned for the attack.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the 14-year-old would-be jacket wallah was locked away
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
by the intelligence operatives from capital Kabul.

No further details were given regarding the exact location where the teenage would-be bomber was arrested.

NDS said the detained teenager has been identified as Nabiullah son of Aminullah who had received terrorist attack trainings and was deployed to Kabul city from Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [468 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Horrific video shows Taliban torturing and executing Badghis tribal elder
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A distressing video has emerged from the northwestern Badghis province of Afghanistan which purportedly shows horrific torture of a tribal elder by the Talibs before he is executed.

Local police officials have confirmed that the tribal elder Haji Allah Dad was recently captured by the Talibs after he visited the Taliban-controlled area.

Provincial police chief Abdul Halim Saberi said the Haji Allah Dad was cooperating with the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces in Khana Neshin area.

Saberi told BBC that the perpetrators involved in the brutal torture and murder of the tribal elder have been identified and efforts have been put in place to detain them.

He admitted that the arrest of the perpetrators would be difficult as Talibs are having major influence in Qads area where the tribal elder was tortured and killed.

The video was widely shared online on social media websites which purportedly shows humiliation of the elder besides he was brutally tortured.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the execution of the tribal so far.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Kunduz air and ground operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs have suffered heavy casualties in a series of air and ground operations in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday.

Provincial police chief Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh said festivities are underway in Dasht-e-Archi district as the Afghan forces are busy in clearance operations against the anti-government armed myrmidons.

He said at least 61 murderous Moslems have been killed so far which include 3 of the group’s commanders and scores of others were maimed.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Alamo, Davy was counting their remaining cannon balls and not liking the results...
at least 10 murderous Moslems were killed in separate operations involving air raids in Chardara and Khanabad districts, the officials added.

The local officials are saying the anti-government armed murderous Moslems have been dispersed as a result of the military operations and it would be difficult for them to consolidate their activities due to the heavy casualties they have suffered.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the reports so far.

Kunduz is among the volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed murderous Moslems are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

The Talibs took control of the strategic Kuduz city during the summer last year following an offensive but the Afghan forces retook its control with the support of the coalition Arclight airstrikes.

Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Suicide explosions kill 7 in Baidoa town
Deadly twin suicide explosions targeting a popular restaurant, have killed at least 7 people and wounded several others in Baidoa town, lies 256Km northwest of Mogadishu, witness said.

The 1st explosion used by car laden with explosives targeted a popular restaurant in the town, sending huge flames into the sky, according to a witness. The 2nd blast came after suicide bomber, blew himself up near the exploded restaurants in the town of Baidoa, causing the death of several other people.

Hundreds of security soldiers arrived and sealed of the blasts scene.

Shaboobs dunnit, now 20 dead

Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for the bombing that targeted restaurants popular with south west state officials and soldiers in Baidoa, some 256Km north-east of Mogadishu, Somali capital.

At least 20 people, including disarmament minister of the South-west State were killed while 45 others wounded after an attacker, strapped with explosives, walked into the restaurant and set off the explosives tied around his waist around 5 p.m., according to police.

The second bomb was caused by a car laden with explosives that was parked at a parking lot at a nearby restaurants, where fans were watching a soccer match, according to a survivor who witnessed the horrible situation.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Sabrathans still hunting down IS suspects
Tripoli, 28 February 2016:

As Sabrathan forces paraded this evening in the town’s Liberation Square, operations were continuing for a seventh day to flush out IS fighters. The Sabratha media centre expressed annoyance at reports from the authorities in Tripoli, that the fighting was over.

The centre also denied that the body of Tunisian terrorist, Noureddine Chouchane, the target of the US air strike nine days ago, had been stolen from the hospital morgue. It said it was still in a fridge. The centre did not however spell out if this was the body of the man killed on Friday, who was believed to resemble Chouchane, or the remains of the terrorist taken from the ruins made by the US warplanes.

There was also a denial that forces in Sabratha had fallen out with each other. Everyone was working together to cleanse the town of terrorists.

In operations today, two IS suspects, uncle and nephew Yusuf and Ahmad Yahya were arrested in what was described as a safe house, at a farm to the south of the town. There are unconfirmed reports that a captured IS suspect has been giving details of terrorist safe houses.
Posted by: badanov || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  It said [the body of Tunisian terrorist, Noureddine Chouchane]was still in a fridge

Right next to the hummus.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/29/2016 10:37 Comments || Top||


Air Strike Hits Convoy Outside Libya IS Stronghold
[An Nahar] A strike by an unidentified aircraft hit a convoy outside a Libyan stronghold 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....
jihadist group on Sunday, officials said.

"A convoy was hit by an air strike" outside the coastal city of Sirte, a colonel with the air force loyal to the 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...
administration said.

"It is believed that it was an IS convoy, but the target has not yet been identified," he said.

"This air strike was not coordinated with our government," he added.

A member of the security committee of the city's municipal council said the convoy left Sirte and was then targeted "about 150 kilometers (95 miles) southwest of the city".

"It was completely destroyed," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  You know, back in the Thirties, there were various wild adventure stories, mostly taking place in the Pacific or Africa which might feature "unknown aircraft" doing a strike.
Then, after Viet Nam and before Gulf I, the military technothrillers might have something as odd.
We're living in pulp fiction.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/29/2016 6:41 Comments || Top||


Egypt Police Officer Shot Dead in Attack Claimed by IS
[An Nahar] Masked gunnies rubbed out an Egyptian police officer Sunday in Sinai, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group which is leading an insurgency in the peninsula.

Gunmen opened fire on Captain Abdullah Khalil in the early hours of Sunday as he stood in front of his house in El-Arish, the placid provincial capital of North Sinai, the ministry said in a statement.

The Sinai Province, the Egyptian affiliate of IS, claimed the attack.

"A security detachment was able to eliminate the apostate Abdullah Khalil... in the center of the city of El-Arish," it said in a statement posted on the group's Twitter accounts.

The IS affiliate is waging an insurgency in the restive peninsula that has killed hundreds of soldiers and coppers since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

It has also claimed the downing of a Russian plane over Sinai on October 31, which killed all 224 people on board.

The Sinai jihadists pledged allegiance in November 2014 to IS, which controls parts of Iraq and Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Two bunkers destroyed in Boumerdes, Constantine
[APS.DZ] Two bunkers used as shelters for snuffies were discovered and destroyed by detachments of the People’s National Army (ANP) in corpse-littered Boumerdes and Constantine, said Sunday the Ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

As part of the fight against terrorism and criminality, a detachment coming under the operational sector of corpse-littered Boumerdes (1st military region) "discovered and destroyed, on 27 February 2016, a bunker containing 500 kilograms of kabooms and 100 liters of nitric acid. Also, and in Constantine (5th military region), a bunker and a homemade bomb were discovered and destroyed," added the Ministry.

Furthermore, units of the National Gendarmerie "apprehended, in Biskra (4th military region), three gun smugglers and seized a semi-automatic rifle with a precision sight and a silencer, two shotguns, an automatic pistol, as well as a quantity of munitions of 1,117 bullets of various calibers and a sum of money amounting to DZD167,000," said the statement.

At the level of the 6th military region, units coming under the operational sectors of Tamanrasset and Ain Guezzam "tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
three (03) smugglers and seized a truck, five (05) all-terrain vehicles, 4.93 tons of foodstuffs, 740 litres of fuel and two (02) metal detectors," said the communiqué.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

#1  This one (01) bizarrely written article.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/29/2016 8:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably sounded better in the original Arabic.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/29/2016 10:55 Comments || Top||


Weapon cache, important quantity of ammunition discovered in Tamanrasset
[APS.DZ] A cache containing a batch of weapons and an important quantity of ammunitions of various calibers have been discovered Sunday in Tamanrasset, by a detachment of the National Popular Army (ANP), said a communiqué of National Defence Ministry.

"As part of the efforts for border security, counterterrorism and thanks to the proper use of intelligence, a detachment of the Popular National Army under the operational sector of Tamanrasset (6th Military Region) discovered on 28th February 2016, a cache containing a batch of weapons," the same source added.

The cache contained "four machine guns, three Kalachnikov machine pistols, accuracy rifle and an important quantity of ammunitions of various calibers," added the MDN communiqué.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Arabia
Gunmen kill pro-govt Sunni cleric in Yemen’s Aden
Gunmen killed a pro-government Sunni Salafist cleric on Sunday in Yemen’s main southern city of Aden, home to a growing militant presence, a security official said.

Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Adani was shot dead as he was heading to a mosque near his home, the official said. Adani headed a Salafist religious school which attracts both local and foreign students.
So, no big loss...
He was known for his stance against the Shiite Houthi rebels as well as against ISIS and Al-Qaeda which are becoming increasingly active in Aden, sources there said.

According to Zaid al-Sallami, an Aden-based expert on Islamist groups, Adani was known for “rejecting violence and terrorism.”

His murder was an attempt to “push moderate Salafist youths towards violence,” Sallami said.

Al-Qaeda and ISIS have stepped up attacks in Aden despite the efforts of the government and its backers in a Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthis and their allies to secure it.

In another sign of growing unrest in Aden, clashes broke out near the entrance to the presidential palace in the port city’s Crater district between presidential guards and soldiers demanding their salaries, an official told AFP. The fighting spread to nearby residential districts and there were casualties, the official and residents said.

President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s internationally recognized government has declared Aden the country’s provisional capital after the Houthis and their allies drove it out of Sanaa and much of northern Yemen since September 2014. The rebels controlled Aden for months before government loyalists pushed them out in July.

Because of the unrest gripping Aden, Hadi himself and many senior officials in his government spend most of their time in comfortable Riyadh, which has led an anti-rebel coalition since March 26 last year.
Posted by: badanov || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:


Yemeni Army Continues Advance in Aden, Kills Hadi’s Senior Commander
The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in the Southern part of Yemen, killing senior commander of fugitive resigned president Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi in a tough battle.

Pro-Hadi commander, Ali al-Yafe'yee was gunned down by unknown assailants in Shalal military base in Ma'ala region in Aden province.

In a similar development on Saturday, the Yemeni forces continued their advances in Taiz, and killed a large number of forces loyal to Hadi, including his senior commanders, in the Western coastal province.

Many other Saudi-led aggression mercenaries were also killed in tough battle with the Yemeni army and popular forces in Beit Wafi in Habashi heights in Taiz province.

Meantime, the Yemeni army and popular forces attacked pro-Hadi militias' military positions in al-Ja'adan region in Ma'rib, killing a large number of them.

Also on Wednesday, the Yemeni forces killed at least 54 Saudi troops, including commanders, in a ballistic missile attack in the Northern Jawf province.

The Yemeni Army, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Ansarullah movement, targeted a Saudi military installation in Beir al-Maraziq region with a Qaher-1 ballistic missile.

A large number of Saudi forces also sustained injuries in the attack.
Posted by: badanov || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Militiamen clash with guards at Yemen presidential office
ADEN, Yemen : Yemeni militiamen clashed with soldiers guarding the presidential palace in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, a local official and residents said, in a rare confrontation between the previously allied forces.

The embattled Yemen government is based in Aden and has struggled to build up a national military and pay its bills, including to fighters who have fought on its behalf, as Al Qaeda and Daesh militants have taken advantage of 10 months of civil war to expand their presence in the city.

A local official said the attackers, affiliated with a local militia called the Popular Southern Resistance, sought an audience with top officials inside the palace over unpaid medical bills for guards wounded in an attack there last month.

Six guards were killed and several were wounded in the attack on Jan. 28 at the Maashiq palace in the crater district, for which Yemen’s branch of Islamic State claimed responsibility.

“They wanted to discuss compensation for those killed and paying the medical bills for the wounded ... When the guards blocked them, a gun battle erupted involving light and medium weapons,” the official said.

Residents in the area reported several casualties in the fighting but could not give precise figures.

A series of attacks by militants have for months rocked the city, where the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government are trying to oversee a campaign to dislodge Iran-allied Houthis from the northern half of the country they seized in 2014.

In a separate incident on Sunday, residents said that unidentified gunmen fatally shot a prominent Muslim cleric, Abdulrahman Mara’i Al-Adeni, while heading for afternoon prayers in an Aden mosque.

(Reporting By Mohammed Mukhashaf and Noah Browning)
Posted by: badanov || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:


Bangladesh
JMB man gets 5 years in jail
[Dhaka Tribune] A court here on Sunday sentenced a member of banned Islamist Lion of Islam outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to five years’ imprisonment in a case filed under the Explosive Substance Act.

The court also fined the convict -- Mufti Mohammad Kutubullah, 35, son of Abu Bakar Siddique of Rasulpur village in Baliakandi upazila of the district -- Tk5, 000, in default to suffer six months more of rigorous imprisonment.

According to the prosecution, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-8 in a drive incarcerated
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
five people, including Kutubullah, along with some explosives from Anandabazar area of Baliakandi upazila on June 1 in 2008.

The Rab team handed over the arrestees to Bailakandi cop shoppe and filed the case against them on the same day.

After examining witnesses and documents, Judge of Additional District and Session Judge’s court Mohammad Osman Haider passed the order acquitting four other accused as the allegations brought against them could not be proved.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


Ansarullah’s new den busted in capital
[Dhaka Tribune] Law enforcers have found a new den of Ansarullah Bangla Team in the capital’s Dakkhinkhan area and recovered hand bombs and a sizeable cache of bomb-making materials from there.

Mashruqure Rahman Khaled, deputy commissioner of DB Police (South), confirmed the news to the Dhaka Tribune.

"As part of our ongoing crackdown on holy warriors, a joint team of detectives and members of Counter-terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit raided a house in Dakkhinkhan and recovered two hand bombs and a large cache of bomb-making materials," he said.

Detectives suspect that the house was being used as a bomb-making training centre of the banned outfit.

The raid was carried out around 11pm Saturday and the two bombs were defused yesterday morning by the Bomb Disposal Unit, Khaled said, adding that forces of Evil living in the house might have fled after sensing the presence of law enforcers.

In a similar raid on February 19, police nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
two members of the banned holy warrior outfit in Badda and busted an Ansarullah explosives den in Mohammadpur.

Saturday’s raid was carried out based on information extracted during the remand of those two suspects, Deputy Commissioner Khaled said.

He said the two-bedroom flat was rented three months ago by two persons identifying themselves as students. One of the rooms was being used to make bombs, while many others used to visit the flat as well.

The security guard of the building has been detained for questioning.
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India-Pakistan
Air strikes, clash kill 34 militants in NWA
[DAWN] An army officer, four soldiers and at least 34 suspected hard boyz were killed in a clash, air strikes and a landmine kaboom on Saturday as the security forces kicked off a ground offensive in Shawal and Dattakhel area
... which is owned and operated by Hafiz Gul Behadur...
s of North Wazoo Agency (NWA). The offensive has been dubbed the last phase of Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
operation.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the clash took place after troops surrounded a group of fleeing hard boyz in Mangroti, near the Afghan border.

At least 19 hard boyz were killed and an unspecified number injured in an intense exchange of fire. An officer, Captain Umair, and three soldiers bit the dust in the clash.

The ISPR said the ground operation in Shawal was progressing smoothly.

According to reports, air force planes destroyed four hideouts and killed at least 15 suspected hard boyz in bombing raids in Dattakhel.
Posted by: Fred || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
30 ISIS troops die in airstrikes in Mosul
[ARA News] ERBIL – U.S. fighter jets launched on Sunday fresh airstrikes on headquarters of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province.

The strikes hit an ISIS convoy and a weapons storage center in the eastern suburb of Mosul city.

“More than 30 ISIS jihadis were killed in Sunday’s strikes,” spokesman of the Nineveh media center Raafat Zarari told ARA News, adding that most of the ISIS members killed in the airstrikes were Syrian nationals.

“The U.S. strikes were conducted after several vehicles carrying weapons from Syria’s Raqqa arrived to the group’s weapons storage center in eastern Mosul,” the informed source reported.

Zarari confirmed that some 40 vehicles crossed the Syrian border into Iraq and entered the ISIS territory there, as the group continues its preparations for possible confrontations with the Kurdish Peshmerga army and allied Iraqi troops –who have recently launched a battle for regaining Mosul.
Posted by: badanov || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS executes 35 in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh said on Sunday, that the so-called ISIS executed 35 of its elements on charges of treason by firing squad west of NIneveh.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS executed 35 of its elements by firing squad at Gazlani Camp west of Nineveh,” noting that, “The execution was carried out after the sentencing of the so-called legitimate judge in Nineveh Court,” adding that, “ISIS handed over the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department in Nineveh hospital.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Takes an ISIS to kill an ISIS.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/29/2016 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  "The executions will continue until morale improves."
Posted by: Pappy || 02/29/2016 11:33 Comments || Top||

#3  I am sure that morale was high on Queen Anne's Revenge.
Posted by: Whaving Gray4893 || 02/29/2016 12:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Repor executed eight Dutch Jiahdis for aleged planning of desertion.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/29/2016 23:47 Comments || Top||


15 criminal suspects detained in Maysan
(IraqiNews.com) Maysan – Maysan Police Directorate announced on Sunday the arrest of 15 wanted individuals on a variety of criminal offenses in the province.

Maysan police chief, Hussein al-Lami, said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The police forces arrested 15 wanted individuals on various criminal offenses ranging from terrorism, premeditated murder and fraud crimes,” adding that, “This came through the police’s pursuit of law enforcement and implementation of the arrest warrants,” pointing out that, “The accused persons were referred to the concerned authorities.”
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Anbar Antics: 9 die
9 suicide bombers die near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar- The commander of Anbar tribal fighters announced on Saturday, that the security forces were able to repel ISIS attack using six booby-trapped cars on the security headquarters west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), while indicated to the death of nine members belonging to ISIS.

Falah Qaraghuli said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces were able to foil ISIS attack on the security headquarters in the areas of Kilo 18 and Hamdaniya west of Ramadi, using six booby-trapped cars,” pointing out that, “The security forces managed to detonate the car bombs, killing the suicide bombers on the spot.”

Qaraghuli added, “The security forces also managed to kill nine ISIS elements who tried to sneak to target the military troops in those areas,” indicating that, “ISIS is trying to carry out attacks in open areas in the axes of Ramadi.”

Iraqi forces prepare attack on Heet and Kabisa

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The spokesman of the Emergency Regiment of Anbar police First Lieutenant Saud Harb Obeidi revealed, that the security forces are preparing to storm Heet and Kabisa Districts, while called the people of Heet and Kabisa Districts to leave their areas during the coming 48 hours.

Obeidi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces advanced to the entrances of Heet and Kabisa areas and informed the residents through loudspeakers and leaflets to leave their towns and stay away from ISIS gatherings.”

Obeidi added, “The security forces completed all the needed preparations to storm Heet and Kabisa, after mobilizing military and police forces in all axes backed by the tribal fighters and emergency police regiments, as well as international coalition aviation.”

Iraqi militia repel ISIS attack on al-Karma

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A source within al-Hashed al-Sha’bi Directorate announced on Sunday, that Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) militia repelled an ISIS attack on the area of al-Karma in al-Anbar province, while pointed out that the militia forces inflicted big losses upon the ISIS ranks.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq forces, one of the formations of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia, repelled an ISIS attack on an area located southeast of al-Karma,” noting that, “Asa’ib forces inflicted heavy losses in lives and equipment upon the ISIS [ranks].”

The statement added, “The attack is considered to be the widest attack on the area.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 49 die
2 Iraqi soldiers die in checkpoint attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad- A source in the Iraqi Minidtry of Interior announced on Sunday, that eight soldiers had been either killed or wounded in an armed attack on a checkpoint of the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com,” Unidentified gunmen opened fire, this morning, at a checkpoint belonging to the Iraqi army in Zaidan village in Abu Ghraib District west of Baghdad, killing two of its members and wounding six others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while a raid and search operation was carried out to find the attackers.”

2 die in market bombing attack

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

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, before noon, near a popular market in Syed Abdullah village in Mahmudiyah District south of Baghdad, killing two people and injuring eight others.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added,”The security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment, and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”

14 ISIS Bad Guys die trying to sneak into Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Sunday, Baghdad Operations announced the killing of 14 fighters belonging to ISIS in a security operation while trying to sneak into areas in western Baghdad.

Baghdad Operations said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces killed 14 ISIS terrorists while trying to sneak into the areas of al-Sacrab and Silo Khan Dari in western Baghdad.”

The statement added, “Fire broke out in al-Sacrab area in western Baghdad as a result of ISIS attempt,” pointing out that, “The situation is now under control.”

5 wounded in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police in Baghdad province said on Sunday, that five people have been wounded in a bomb blast west of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “An explosive device emplaced inside a house in the area of al-Zaidan in the district of Abu Gharib (west of Baghdad) has went off, resulting in the injury of five people, including two children and one woman,” adding that, “A security force transferred the injured to a hospital for treatment.”

IS bombings at Baghdad market kill 31

[BBC] At least 31 people have been killed in bombings near a market in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.

The blasts happened at the Shia district of Sadr City and were caused by two suicide bombers. The so-called Islamic State (IS) group says its militants had carried out the attacks and more would follow. The mainly Sunni group, which controls large swathes of northern and western Iraq, has attacked numerous Shia targets in the country recently.

Sunday's blasts, the worst to hit Baghdad in recent months, injured at least 50 other people, Iraqi officials said. Pictures showed pools of blood on the ground with slippers, shoes and mobile phones at the site.
According to Ynet, the death toll has risen to 73, with 112 still hospitalized.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Five reported injured in fresh Gaza tunnel collapse
[IsraelTimes] Cause of latest in series of cave-ins unclear; Zionist Union politician accuses government of remaining idle despite 10 tunnels reaching into Israel
Too much fly ash in the concrete from Israel?
Five Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, members were reportedly injured and an unknown number more missing after a tunnel they were digging in the Gazoo Strip collapsed overnight Saturday.

Paleostinian news website Al-Quds reported the cave-in happened in the Zitan neighborhood, southeast of Gazoo City, the latest in a series of collapses over recent months that have killed nearly a dozen Paleostinians.

Searches were made for other diggers believed to be trapped under the collapse.

Hamas officials did not confirm the reports.

The five injured tunnelers were taken to Shifa Hospital in Gazoo, according to al-Quds.

Israelis fear the tunnels being dug are preparations for attacks inside Israel, and last week Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said progress had been made toward finding a way to thwart them, though he did not give details.

The past months have seen at least five separate tunnel collapses in the Gazoo Strip, according to Paleostinian reports, and about 11 deaths of Hamas tunnelers.

Some have speculated the collapses were due to winter rains. The region saw heavy downpours early last week, though dry conditions have prevailed since Wednesday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/29/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [370 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Well, actually, the Zionist Entity learned how to concentrate hair rays---but it's a secret, shhhhhhh.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/29/2016 3:18 Comments || Top||

#2  my theory is that the long term increase in tunnels and tunneling has weakened the whole underground structure
Posted by: lord garth || 02/29/2016 11:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Somehow the final scene of the movie 'Paint your Wagon' comes to mind.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/29/2016 11:32 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm wondering if harmonic vibrations can collapse tunnels the way they can bridges.
Posted by: phil_b || 02/29/2016 16:02 Comments || Top||

#5  No theory like how the Zionist entity has developed a process to ripple seismic waves using the planet's inner crust to cause these collapses. The only down side is that the foci are under Oklahoma.

(do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/29/2016 16:05 Comments || Top||

#6  I believe so, phil.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/29/2016 21:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Yes, you're right Crazy Fool. Tunnels under No Name City. Preacher-----Welcome to hell!
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/29/2016 22:44 Comments || Top||


Just another day of small violence in Israel
Army confirms it shot at Palestinian stone-throwers

[IsraelTimes] The IDF confirms that soldiers opened fire on Paleostinian stone-throwers south of Bethlehem.

"A force arrived on the scene in order to stop the attack. They shot at the suspects," an IDF spokesperson said, adding the army did not have information about Paleostinian injuries at this time.

Palestinian media reports say two people are critically hurt, including a middle-aged dentist.

Cop hurt in rock, firebombing attack in East Jerusalem

[IsraelTimes] A border policewoman is taken for medical treatment after a group of Israeli coppers come under a stone and Molotov cocktail barrage in Issawiya.

"A border policewoman is hit in the head and taken for medical treatment," police say. "The troops, who were in real danger," opened fire with a .22 Ruger sniper rifle. "A hit in the leg was identified, and a 19-year-old resident of Issawiya was placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
."

Cop badly hurt in apparent hit-and-run near Nazareth

[IsraelTimes] Suspect tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
after fleeing scene; police officer taken to hospital for treatment.
Update from The Times of Israel at 10:30 a.m. ET: sometimes a hit and run is just a hit and run. The driver turned himself in.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/29/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:

#1  two people are critically hurt, including a middle-aged dentist

Should've stuck to cleaning stones from teeth not throwing them
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/29/2016 3:08 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
70+ Kurd civilians die at the hands of ISIS
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Syrian Islamist rebels bombed Kurdish villages in the Afrin region of the northwestern countryside of Aleppo on Sunday, killing and injuring dozens of civilians.

Afrin region, which is held by Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), was exposed to heavy mortar shelling on Sunday evening.

“At least 72 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded in the bombardment,” rights activist Rezan Hiddo told ARA News in Afrin.

Main groups that participated in bombing Afrin were the Ahrar al-Sham Movement and al-Nusra Front, Kurdish military sources reported.

The attacks targeted populated areas in the villages of Pashmera, Gunde Mazin and Basufan in Afrin countryside. Similar attacks were reported in the Sheikh Maqsoud district in Aleppo.

This comes just two days after a two-week truce came into effect in Syria.

“The Islamist rebels took the advantage of the current ceasefire to attack the Kurdish region,” a spokesman for the YPG told ARA News.

“We have announced our full commitment to the ceasefire. But we will not remain silent as our areas are being exposed to deadly offensives by the Islamists. If the bombardment continues, our forces will respond,” the Kurdish official said.

The U.N. Security Council approved Friday a US-Russian draft resolution endorsing the Syria ceasefire. A cessation of hostilities started across the war-torn country. However, several violations have been documented, especially at the hands of Islamists in the Kurdish region in northern Syria.
Posted by: badanov || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "But we will not remain silent as our areas are being exposed to deadly offensives by the Islamists."

Could be talking about the Turks as well.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/29/2016 16:31 Comments || Top||


Syria Opposition Says Truce Breached 15 Times Saturday, Twice by Hizbullah
[An Nahar] Syria's main opposition grouping recorded 15 violations by government troops and allied forces on the first day of a landmark truce, a front man told news hounds on Sunday.
Sounds like a replay of the Leb civil war.
"There were 15 violations by the regime forces on day one of the ceasefire, including two attacks by (Lebanese group) Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
in Zabadani" west of Damascus, said Salem al-Meslet, front man for the High Negotiations Committee.

Speaking by telephone from Riyadh, Meslet said the HNC would be lodging a formal letter of complaint with U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura, U.N. chief the ephemeral Ban Ki-moon and the foreign ministers of the International Syria Support Group.

The U.N.-backed deal came into effect on Saturday, with battle zones across the country going largely quiet despite some accusations of breaches.

The HNC announced earlier that 97 opposition factions had agreed to respect the truce, for two weeks initially.

Meslet said none of those groups had responded to the violations on Saturday.

"For the opposition forces there, nobody reacted because the decision is to remain quiet and I believe they will stick to the truce."

Meslet said the deal was "the first step in the right direction" to bring an end to the bloody conflict in Syria.

"The thing is, it is positive for us to see people relieved... We have violations here and there, but in general it is a lot better than before and people are comfortable," Meslet said.

"That is our main objective -- for our people there to be safe from this fear that has been there for five years now."
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Syrian war: Russia and opposition allege truce breaches
That didn't take long...
Anti-government rebels and Russia have both reported breaches of the fragile truce in Syria - now in its second day.

Russian planes have attacked several sites in northern Syria, activists say. Russia has not confirmed any sorties on Sunday and says it has also identified nine breaches of the truce.

A cessation of hostilities was agreed as part of a US-Russian plan. Russia says that in general it is holding. It is the first major cessation of hostilities in the five years of war.

The Syrian opposition has complained of 15 violations of the ceasefire by the government side, which is supported by Russia. The Syrian opposition umbrella group the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said it would be sending a formal letter of complaint about the breaches to the UN and other world powers.

However, the HNC said that despite violations "here and there", it was "positive to see people getting relief …to be safe, and free from fear".

Some Syrian activists say the target of the air strikes in the north, near Aleppo, was the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.

The truce involves Syrian government and rebel forces, but not the so-called Islamic State group (IS) or the Nusra Front, so an attack on them would not count as a breach. But the villages also contain fighters from the Western-backed opposition as territorial control in Syria is often blurred, reports the BBC's Mark Lowen from the Turkish border.

Given the terms of this ceasefire deal, it is conceivable that the rebels were targeted under cover of striking the Nusra Front, he adds.
How very Rooshun...
The HNC said two of the strikes were in areas where designated terrorist groups were not operating.

Meanwhile, among the breaches reported by the Russian military was what it described as a "cross-border" attack from Turkey near Tal Abyad. Russia has asked the US to investigate.

The US military told the BBC that it had continued to attack IS targets in Syria on Saturday, including 10 air strikes near Tal Abyad.

The "cessation of hostilities" began at midnight on Saturday (22:00 GMT Friday).

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov and the US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone on Saturday welcoming the ceasefire and, Moscow says, discussing ways of supporting it through military co-operation.

UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has said that peace talks will resume on 7 March if the truce "largely holds", adding that he had no doubt there would be "no shortage of attempts to undermine this process".

The cessation was brokered by the US and Russia, and is backed by a UN resolution. Previous talks in Geneva collapsed in early February after making no progress. The UN resolution names about 30 areas in dire need of aid, including eastern and western rural Aleppo and the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, which is under siege by IS.

Almost 100 rebel factions have agreed to respect the truce, the HNC says. However, the HNC warned the Syrian government and its allies not to use the "proposed text to continue the hostile operations against the opposition factions under the excuse of fighting terrorism".

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his forces are targeting IS, Nusra Front and other extremist groups designated as legitimate targets by the UN Security Council. However, over the course of its campaign in Syria, Russia has been widely accused of also attacking more moderate rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad, an ally of the Kremlin.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under:

#1  formal letter of complaint about the breaches to the UN and other world powers

I beg your pardon?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/29/2016 3:21 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 24 strikes against Islamic State
[Ynet] The United States and its allies conducted 24 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, near Tel Abyad, 10 strikes destroyed 23 Islamic State buildings, eight fighting positions used by the group, a rocket fire position and other targets. Strikes near Ar Raqqah and Manbij destroyed two buildings and struck an improvised weapons assembly area, it said.

Near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
in Iraq, five strikes destroyed five fighting positions, two rocket rails and suppressed a rocket fire position. Other strikes hit targets near Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
Ramadi, Sinjar and other Iraqi cities, it said.

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