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France pushes ahead with 'Jungle' migrant camp clearance after clashes
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Posted by: Fred || 03/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [889 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hair with a chinstrap!
That I can get behind.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/02/2016 3:15 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Rocket hits house in Baghlan leaving one killed, two wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A rocket has landed on a house in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital city of northern Baghlan province, leaving one person killed and two others maimed.

Local officials believe bandidos gunnies might have aimed the rocket to hit government compounds but it landed on a house in the area.

The police headquarters and governor house are located close to the site.

Those maimed are children of the one killed in the incident.

Baghlan police spokesperson said the rocket was fired from Dand-e-Ghori area where a crackdown has been launched against Taliban.
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4 policemen martyred, 11 missing following an insider attack in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four coppers bit the dust in a suspected insider attack in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, local officials said Tuesday.

A local security official confirmed the incident and said the attack was carried out by another policeman, apparently having links with the anti-government armed krazed killers.

The security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, further added that the assailant officer managed to flee the area following the attack, taking with him several weapons and ammunition.

He said at least eleven coppers are also missing following the attack which took place in Shahwli Kot district on Kandahar-Uruzgan highway.

The Talibs group grabbed credit behind the incident and said the assailant officer joined the group after carrying out the attack.
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Nearly 100 militants including ISIS loyalists killed in ongoing operations: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 98 anti-government armed gunnies were killed and scores of others were maimed in ongoing military operations by the Afghan cops, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

Providing operational update, the Ministry of Defense (MoD), said at least 11 gunnies affiliated with 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 were among those killed.

A statement by MoD said at least 49 gunnies were maimed and 12 others were tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
besides various types of weapons, ammunition and explosives confiscated by the security forces.

The statement further added majority of the gunnies suffered casualties during the operations in Pashtunkot district of Faryab province where at least 50 deaths were reported.

At least 14 gunnies were killed in a separate operation in Sangin district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, MoD said, adding that another krazed killer was killed in another operation in Adraskan district of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province in the west.

According to MoD, two commanders of the ISIS terrorist group were killed along five foreign Death Eaters in Achin district of 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..
province.

At least 15 gunnies were killed in the ongoing operations in Dand-e-Dhori district of northern Baghlan province, while 7 other were killed in Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz province, MoD added.

The
Posted by: || 03/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


8 Afghan soldiers martyred during counter-terrorism operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eight Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers bit the dust in the latest counter-terrorism operations across the country, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

"The Afghan National Army (ANA) forces are prepared for all kinds of devotion and with all force to maintain security and comfort for the people of Afghanistan," a statement by MoD said, adding that 8 Afghan soldiers were martyred during counter-terrorism operations against the internal and foreign terrorists.

The statement by MoD further added that 98 snuffies were killed, 49 snuffies were maimed and 12 others were tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
during the same operations.

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..
, Faryab, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Kunduz and Baghlan provinces.

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

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.

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

Election year casualties.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/02/2016 14:33 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egyptian Man Beheaded, Teenage Son Shot Dead in Sinai
[AnNahar] Egyptian man has been beheaded and his teenage son rubbed out in the Sinai, officials said Tuesday of the peninsula where 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 jihadists are spearheading an insurgency.

The man and his 17-year-old son were killed late Monday in the North Sinai provincial town of El-Arish, security officials and medics said.

No bad boy group has yet grabbed credit for the attack.

In the past, jihadists from the Egyptian affiliate of IS have beheaded several people and posted gruesome pictures online after accusing them of spying for the army in the Sinai.

"The man's decapitated body and his son's body were brought to hospital on Monday night. His son was shot in the head," a medic said.

The killings come weeks after Egypt's IS affiliate posted pictures online of two men it said were killed for spying for the military in the Sinai.
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Tunisia Troops Kill four Suspected Militants
[ALMANAR.LB] Tunisian troops killed four suspected forces of Evil in a counter-terrorism operation overnight that was still continuing on Tuesday, the interior ministry front man said.

There were no security force casualties in the operation in the Ain Jaffel area on the border between the central provinces of Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid, Yasser Messbah told media outlets.

Kasserine province, which neighbors Algeria, has seen repeated festivities between security forces and myrmidons.

Late last month, a suspected myrmidon was killed in an exchange of fire in the Mount Mghila area of the province.

It lies next to Mount Chaambi, which is considered to be the myrmidons' main rear base and has been the target of repeated sweeps by the security forces since 2012.

Militants have killed dozens of police and soldiers since the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Several attacks have been claimed by the so-called 'Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb' terrorist group.

But last year, the so-called 'Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group claimed attacks on the national museum in Tunis and a popular resort hotel, killing a total of 59 tourists, and the suicide kaboom of a bus that killed 12 presidential guards.
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Arabia
Soddy backed forces advance in Sa’ada
The rebel militants in Yemen received painful blows on Sunday as the legitimate forces continued taking over Sa’ada governorate by clearing three strategic mountains on the outskirts of Al Jawf.

While, Coalition aircraft bombed several rebel sites in Sa’adah governorate, particularly Razah and Ktaf, one Houthi field commander, Saleh Yassin Yahiya Shahab, was killed in Taiz governorate, reported ‘Al Bayan’.

The coalition along with the legitimate forces are preparing to take over Koshibh area.
Posted by: badanov || 03/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
France pushes ahead with 'Jungle' migrant camp clearance after clashes
[CNN] French authorities resumed clearing the infamous "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais Tuesday in the wake of violent festivities at the site, with the country's interior minister vowing "radical" pro-migrant activists would not block the operation.

Four people, three of them pro-migrant activists, were placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
Monday and 11 coppers suffered minor injuries when police began dismantling structures in the "Jungle," the sprawling camp near the northwestern port of Calais, authorities said.

Calais authorities plan to demolish the southern half of the camp and relocate the inhabitants in response to unsanitary conditions at the site, but met stiff resistance from some migrants colonists and supporters from pro-migrant activist group No Borders Monday.

Tents were set on fire and projectiles were thrown at police at the site, resulting in arrests and injuries and prompting authorities to use tear gas, Steve Barbet, front man for the Calais prefect, told CNN. Later in the evening, protesters and migrants colonists blocked the city's perimeter highway, throwing projectiles at trucks to slow them down, he said.

Calais, the closest French city to the UK, is a major port where ferries cross the English Channel and is situated close to an undersea tunnel connecting the two countries. The "Jungle" is a major transit point for thousands of migrants colonists hoping to enter the UK illegally.
Posted by: Fred || 03/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [591 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Once infected with rats the job is ten times more difficult. The best way to stop an infestation is create a barrier to them entering your home. France screwed to pooch by allowing vermin into their homes. They will now be battling this vermin for decades. The PC leadership will bring the death of western civilization on us if we are not careful.
Posted by: 49 pan || 03/02/2016 17:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Many Migrants have repor chosen to flee-n-hide from French authorities amongst the still-standing northern part of the Camp, iff not to escape deep into Calais + French countryside.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/02/2016 23:32 Comments || Top||


Europe's Migrant Adventures
Breitbart:
01/03/2016 – DORNBIRN, Austria – Teenager sexually assaulted
A 19 year old woman was sexually assaulted on Monday by a “Mediterranean” appearance man in a subway leading to the town railway station. The perpetrator pushed the woman to the ground and started to attack her, but she put up a spirited resistance and screamed for help, causing the man to flee. Krone reports the man escaped on a bicycle.

01/03/2016 – HAMBURG, Germany – Afghan man poured boiling oil over wife
A 49 year-old Afghan migrant is in court after throwing boiling oil over his wife’s face last September. The migrant accused her of cheating on him as the reason for the savage attack. After being in critical condition for days afterwards the victim lived. “I wanted to make her unattractive to another man,” he said in court.

01/03/2016 – KLINGENBACH, Germany – Migrant attack with wooden bench
A 23 year old asylum seeker from Morocco attacked two Afghan teens on Friday with a wooden bench injuring the pair. The intoxicated North African resisted police who arrived on the scene, and attempted to throw a cup at them. The 23 year old was arrested and remains in Police custody, reports the Kurier.

Daily Mail:
Burning down the Jungle: Makeshift Calais camp is torched by migrants following a day of violence by refugees protesting the decision to raze their homes

Hundreds more trapped at Greece's Macedonian border as it is revealed 131,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean this year - more than the total for the first six months of 2015

Two Afghan migrants arrested for 'sexually assaulting' two young girls at a German swimming pool where a group of schoolgirls had previously been molested by refugees

The Afghan asylum seekers, aged 14 and 34, had reportedly molested the teenagers at a popular aquatics centre in Norderstedt, in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein.

60 Minutes Australia crew attacked and injured by a group of masked men while filming a story in Stockholm on the European refugee crisis
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Home Front: WoT
US man arrested for exporting nuclear-linked metals to Iran
[IsraelTimes] Authorities Tuesday placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
a US man charged with exporting a potentially dangerous metallic powder to Iran, which is used for space and nuclear activities, including missile production, the Department of Justice said.

Erdal Kuyumcu, 44, was to appear in court in New York later in the day, on charges that carry up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

As the CEO of Global Metallurgy, he allegedly exported cobalt-nickel metallic powder to Iran twice, shipping it first through an intermediary in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
in order to hide its final destination, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

He attempted to send a total of more than a thousand pounds (a half ton) of the substance.

Under US law, exporting such a powder to Iran is illegal without a license from the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

"Those who seek to evade the scrutiny of the regulatory agencies by operating in the shadows present a danger to our national security and our allies abroad," said US Attorney Robert Capers of the Eastern District of New York.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Competing with Obama's cronies?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/02/2016 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  "Those who seek to evade the scrutiny of the regulatory agencies by operating in the shadows....

Next time please use the approved list DoS charitable foundations as instructed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/02/2016 5:49 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
IED defused in Noshki
QUETTA: Security forces defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Tuesday, targeting their convoy patrolling the main highway linking Noshki with Kharan.

Personnel of the Frontier Corps spotted an IED planted near Ahmedwal while patrolling the area, official sources said.

The FC bomb disposal squad defused the 10kg IED which miscreants had planted targeting the convoy of security forces, an FC spokesman said.

The FC forces also caught three suspects of a banned organisation during a search operation they carried out in Gadnoi Chowki area of Sui in Dera Bugti, he said adding the three were handed over to concerned authority for further investigation.

The FC personnel also arrested 17 illegal Afghan nationals from different areas of Quetta.

Published in Dawn, March 2nd, 2016
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2 USAID officials killed, tehsildar injured in attack on ANF convoy in Mohmand
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: Two USAID officials were killed and two others, including a tehsildar, sustained injures when an improvised bomb (IED) went off in Ambar tehsil of Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
on Tuesday, official sources said.

According to the political administration officials, tehsildar Faramosh Khan was on an anti-poppy drive in Ambar tehsil area along with Anti-Narcotics Force officials and USAID campaigners when an IED device planted on the roadside went kaboom!.

As a result of the kaboom, the USAID campaigners were killed while tehsildar Faramosh and an ANF official sustained injuries.

The injured were shifted to Ghalanai District Headquarters hospital for treatment.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.
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Iraq
Iraqi army launches major anti-ISIS operation north Baghdad
Thousands of Iraqi security personnel launched an operation on Tuesday aimed at retaking areas north of Baghdad from the ISIS militant group, officials said.

Counter-terrorism forces, soldiers, police and allied paramilitaries are taking part in the operation, which is backed by artillery and both Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aircraft, the Joint Operations Command announced.

An Iraqi army colonel said that more than 7,000 security personnel would take part in the operation, which the operations command said aims to retake areas west of the city of Samarra.

The targeted areas, which the colonel said extend from the city of Samarra up to the town of Baiji, are a corridor linking ISIS-held territory around the northern city of Mosul, the militants’ main hub in Iraq, with areas farther south.

ISIS launched a devastating offensive in June 2014 that overran swathes of territory north and west of Baghdad, but Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led strikes have succeeded in regaining significant ground from the militants.

Iraqi forces retook Ramadi, the capital of Anbar, from the militants at the end of last year, and are now turning their attention to areas to the north through which ISIS has moved supplies and fighters to the province.

Source: AFP
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4 Iraqi militia die in car bomb attack in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahaddin – A security source in Salahuddin Province announced on Tuesday, that 22 members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi were either killed or wounded in a car bomb explosion targeting the security forces in Tikrit Island.

The source said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded targeting the security forces and al-Hashed al-Shaabi fighters in Tikrit Island, killing four members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi and injuring 18 others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The wounded included the military media official in Diyala Province Wael Najm al-Shammari.”

15 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day in western Samarra

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A source in the Joint Operations Command announced on Tuesday, that 15 fighters of the so-called ISIS, mostly Arabs and foreigners, were killed in an air strike launched by Sukhoi jets in western Samarra south of Tikrit (170 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Sukhoi warplanes carried out, at noon today, several strikes on ISIS gatherings, including Arabs and foreigners in a farm belonging to the so-called Abd al-Fattah al-kaim in western Samarra (40 km south of Tikrit), killing about 15 ISIS members.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The bombardment caused massive bombings due to the presence of ammunition and weapons caches in the area,” pointing out that, “The bombing was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.”

Iraqi militia dispatch 15 ISIS troops to the sweet bye and bye

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The leader in al-Hashed al-Sha’bi Jabbar Maamouri announced on Tuesday the killing of 12 ISIS members as well as the destruction of six booby-trapped vehicles during a tactical operation north of the province.

Mamouri said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Security forces backed by al-Hashed al-Sha’bi [militia[ succeeded in achieving a significant incursion into Sharqat Island during a tactical operation north of Salahuddin,” pointing out that, “The operation resulted in killing 12 ISIS militants as well as the destruction of 6 booby-trapped vehicles.”

“The incursion made ISIS in a difficult position to supply its forces which have become almost trapped in Sharqat and nearby areas,” Mamouri also added.
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Blue on Blue: 15 ISIS troops die in fratricide battles in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A local source in Kirkuk province said on Tuesday, that 15 ISIS elements, including foreigners, had been killed in armed clashes because of a dispute over the distribution of money and power southwest of the province.

The source, who requested anonymity, reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, 15 ISIS elements had been killed in armed clashes between ISIS militants in the area of al-Abassi in the district of al-Hawija (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” noting that, “This happened because of a dispute over the distribution of money and power.”

The source also added, “Three foreigners were among the dead,” pointing out that, “ISIS [elements] imposed a curfew in the district in anticipation of any acts against them.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Islam has this built into its values. Islam is flailing around and splashing its own blood up the wall. It has totally failed as a creative force in world arenas all across the board.

I think it would be safe to say that Islam has nothing to offer and that the entire religion is in a state of massive social decay.

Islam is dying.
Posted by: One Eyed de Medici6782 || 03/02/2016 5:59 Comments || Top||

#2  I wouldn't necessarily say its dying as just another century spat of house cleaning that's been going on for over a millennium. Sort of like the annual bout of flu. Islamics have been butchering Islamics for centuries. Like another ethnic community, it's always been easier to blame the outsider for the problems created by the community itself. The body count on who actually kills who remains a in-house championship. Self destructive impulse is in the culture. Literally. We suffer from the spill over.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/02/2016 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  It's Hemingway, P2K. It's all generalizations and cliches, except when he's feeling purple-prosey.
Posted by: Pappy || 03/02/2016 10:55 Comments || Top||


ISIS shells villages in Diyala
(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – A local source in Diyala Province revealed on Tuesday, that 13 mortar shells fell on two villages northeast of Baquba, while criticized the government silence about ISIS crimes in the liberated areas.

The Head of al-Mukdadiya Council, Adnan al-Tamimi said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS shelled the villages of Albu Moussa and al-Lahib with 13 mortar shells, inflicting material losses in the area.”

Tamimi also criticized the government silence regarding ISIS crimes in the liberated villages and toward its residents during the previous months.
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Anbar Antics: 70+ die
40 die including 2 Iraqi militia commanders in bomb attack near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Haditha District Council announced on Tuesday, that 40 members of the security forces were killed, including the Chief of Staff of al-Jazeera and al-Badiya Operations in two suicide attacks on their headquarters west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The Head of Haditha Council Khalid Sabri said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today the so-called ISIS launched a suicide attack on the headquarters of the 3rd regiment of al-Jazeera and al-Badiya Operations near Haditha Dam west of Ramadi, killing the Chief of Staff of al-Jazeera and al-Badiya Operations, Brigadier General Ali Abboud,” indicating that, “The attack also resulted in the killing of four soldiers and wounding seven others.”

Meanwhile, a security source in Anbar Operations Command stated, “Three ISIS suicide bombers wearing explosive belts attacked a gathering of the security forces near Haditha Dam (170 km west of Anbar), killing three soldiers and wounding four others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The security forces reinforced their presence in the region that had been targeted by ISIS members and enhanced the security deployment in all Haditha axes in anticipation of similar attacks.”

14 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrike near Heet

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Haditha District west of Anbar announced on Tuesday the killing of 14 fighters of the so-called ISIS in a bombardment carried out by the US-led coalition in Heet west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The intelligence officer in al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Haditha District Lt. Ayser Obeidi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today the international coalition aviation shelled a gathering of ISIS in al-Sakalat area in Heet District (70 km west of Ramadi), killing 14 ISIS members and destructing two vehicles carrying heavy weapons.”

Obeidi added, “ISIS tries to use the buildings near civilian gatherings to hold its meetings to avoid the coalition air strikes.”

Iraqi forces prepare assault on Khalidiyaa Island

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Head of Khalidiya District in Anbar Province Ali Dawood announced on Tuesday, that the security forces finished all the needed preparations to storm Khalidiya Island in eastern Ramadi, in order to liberate it from the so-called ISIS in the coming few days.

Ali Dawood said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces from the army, police and emergency regiments finished all the combat and military preparation to break into Khalidiya Island to liberate it from the control of ISIS fighters in the coming few days, backed by the international coalition aviation.”

Dawood added, “The security forces deployed its members in all the axes of Khalidiya Island that were completely besieged,” pointing out that, “The security forces are waiting the final orders to start the storming operation and secure a safe passage for the exit of civilians.”

Dawood continued, “ISIS tries to open gaps to escape from Khalidiyah Island after suffering heavy losses.”

Iraqi forces rebel ISIS attack near al-Hamidiya area

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Tuesday, that the security forces foiled ISIS attack on the army forces and tribal fighters north and northeast of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS terrorist gangs launched an attack on the army forces and tribal fighters in Albu Ziab and Albu Farag areas north of Ramadi, and al-Hamidiya area northeast of Ramadi.”

“ISIS attacked the security forces using mortar shells and different weapons, but the security forces managed to foil the attack a killed a number of ISIS members,” Mahalawi continued.

16 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrike near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – al-Hashed al-Shaabi Command in Anbar Province announced on Tuesday the killing of 16 members of the so-called ISIS in a shelling conducted by the international coalition aviation on a training camp belonging to ISIS in northern Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad).

The commander of Karmat Fallujah brigade in al-Hashed al-Shaabi Colonel Juma Fazaa Jumaili said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today the international coalition aircrafts bombed a training camp belonging to ISIS members in Alsijr area (12 km north of Fallujah), killing 16 ISIS members and destructing five vehicles, as well as three rocket launchers.”

Jumaili added, “The air strike destroyed three weapons caches in the training camp, an oil derivatives depot that was used by ISIS for its vehicles, in addition to destructing all the buildings devoted to train ISIS members.”

“ISIS uses a number of training camps in Fallujah to train its new and old members on the terrorist attacks and suicide bombings targeting the security forces,” Jumaili continued.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
2 Iraqi militiamen die in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday, that five members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast targeted their vehicle in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this morning, targeting a vehicle carrying five members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi, while passing in al-Falahat area in Tarmiya District in northern Baghdad, killing two members and wounding three others, as well as inflecting material damage to the car.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while carried out an operation to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”

1 dead in bomb attack near Madain District

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

The source said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today evening, a bomb exploded near a popular soccer stadium in Madain District in southern Baghdad, killing one person and injuring eight others.”

The source added on condition of anonymity, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while carried out a raid to find the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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ISIL Suicide Bombers Attack Iraqi Army HQ
[ALMANAR.LB] Four jacket wallahs of the so-called 'Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group infiltrated into an army headquarters west of Baghdad, killing an Iraqi general and five other soldiers, army and coppers said on Tuesday.

The terrorist bombers attacked a regimental headquarters in the Haditha area of Anbar province late on Monday, killing Staff Brigadier General Ali Aboud, Lieutenant Colonel Farhan Ibrahim and four others, the sources said.

Major General Ali Ibrahim Daboun, the head of the Al-Jazeera
... an Arab news network headquartered in Qatar, notorious for carrying al-Qaeda press releases. The name means the Peninsula, as in the Arabian Peninsula. In recent years it has settled in to become slightly less biased than MSNBC, in about the same category as BBC or CBS...
Operations Command, said one suicide bomber went kaboom! inside Aboud's office, while the other three detonated explosives elsewhere inside the headquarters.

Seven soldiers were also maimed in the attack, Daboun said.

Colonel Faruq al-Jughaifi, the Haditha police chief, confirmed the attack, saying it took place near a major dam in the area, and that the bombers were dressed in military uniforms.
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#1  Infiltrated my ass

This was an inside job.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 03/02/2016 0:04 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jordanian forces, bad guys exchange gunfire
[ARA News] DARAA – Cashes erupted on Tuesday between Jordanian security forces and gunmen near the Syrian border.

The clashes, which took place in Jordan’s northern city of Irbid near the border with Syria, broke out after the security forces launched raids in the city in search of outlawed militants.

Several gunmen were killed, while at least three security forces were injured in Tuesday’s clashes, according to the Jordanian security.

Local media sources reported that the security raids targeted positions for religious extremists in Irbid city.

It was not immediately clear whether the militants had links to the Syrian conflict.
The Times of Israel adds:
The daily al-Ghad said more than 20 suspected militants were arrested in the operation.

Jordanian media said the security forces were battling religious extremists.
And from Ynet:
State television quoted Jordanian officials as saying the security operation involving raids by hundreds of security forces was continuing in the northern city of Irbid.
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Israeli troops relying on Waze app blunder into Palestinian area; clashes follow
[WASHINGTONPOST] A shootout broke out in a Paleostinian neighborhood late Monday after Israeli forces tried to rescue two soldiers who had mistakenly entered the area because of an error on a satellite navigation app, Israeli authorities said Tuesday.

The festivities in the Qalandiya refu­gee camp outside Jerusalem left at least one Paleostinian dead and 10 injured, one seriously. At least 10 Israeli soldiers also were maimed during the hour-long operation.

According to initial Israeli reports, the two soldiers said they had been using Waze, a highly touted, Israeli-invented navigation app bought more than two years ago by Google. The smartphone app, which has a settings option to "avoid dangerous areas," relies on crowdsourcing to give users the fastest traffic routes.

Massive IDF raid nothing new for hardened refugee camp

[IsraelTimes] Lacking any Israeli or Paleostinian law enforcement, Qalandiya has become a hotbed of terrorist and criminal activity, and it doesn’t look set to change anytime soon.

Waze says not its fault soldiers lost their way

[IsraelTimes] Waze, the Israeli-developed navigation app acquired by Google for more than $1 billion in 2013, says the soldiers themselves were at fault.

"(Waze) includes a specific default setting that prevents routes through areas which are marked as dangerous or prohibited for Israelis to drive through," the company says in a statement to AFP.

"In this case, the setting was disabled. In addition, the driver deviated from the suggested route and as a result, entered the prohibited area. There are also red signs on the road in question that prohibit access to Paleostinian-controlled territories (for Israelis). It is the responsibility of every driver to adhere to road and traffic signs and obey local laws.

"Waze has and is continuing to work directly with the relevant authorities to decrease such mishaps from occurring, but unfortunately there is no ability to prevent them altogether as ultimately some prudence is in the driver’s hands," the statement says.
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#1  The problem isn't Waze. It's Qalandiya. Burn it down if it's such a hotbed of crime and terrorism
Posted by: Frank G || 03/02/2016 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I can say that Seri is not a reliable way to navigate to downtown Disney.

Guard, "Five miles back the way you came."
Me,"Seri, you suck!"
Seri,"That's not nice."
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 03/02/2016 7:47 Comments || Top||

#3  "In this case, the setting was disabled."

Trying to stop the pop-up ads?
Posted by: Pappy || 03/02/2016 10:58 Comments || Top||

#4  "Dammit! I downloaded MZE."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/02/2016 12:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Environment forms Behavior.
Bring on the dozers, let's get loaded.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/02/2016 14:30 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS executes 8 in Raqqa
[ARA News] QAMISHLI – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Tuesday eight of its own militants on charges of “high treason”, local sources in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa province reported.

Eight Dutch nationals, who had joined the ranks of ISIS last year, were publicly executed at the hands of fellow ISIS jihadis in central Raqqa.

“The militants were arrested at a checkpoint on Friday while trying to escape Raqqa. After interrogations, they were convicted of high treason for attempting dissidence,” media activist Sarwat Abdullah told ARA News in Raqqa.

The ISIS-led Sharia Court has ordered the execution of the eight foreign militants in public.

“The eight jihadis, who were identified as Dutch nationals, were shot dead in front of hundreds of people on Tuesday evening,” the source reported. “Senior ISIS commanders were among the crowd to witness the execution.”

HIGH TREASON

This comes just three days after a Belgian member of ISIS was executed by the radical group after being convicted of ‘high treason’ for attempting dissidence and trying to escape the group’s territory without permission.

An activist from the campaign “Deir ez-Zor Is Being Slaughtered Silently”, which documents daily incidents in the ISIS-held eastern Syrian province, told ARA News that the man was arrested last week while trying to escape Deir ez-Zor. “After interrogations, ISIS accused the Belgian man of attempting dissidence and convicted him of high treason,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The group beheaded him on Friday after a Sharia official read a statement to the public, explaining the background of his case and how he tried to escape his duty of fighting the enemies of the Caliphate,” the local activist told ARA News.

Earlier on Thursday, Tunisian man and his Chechen wife, who had joined the ISIS ranks in Syria last year, were captured on the Turkish border while trying to desert the group and flee Syria. “They were detained while trying to cross into Turkey in a bid to desert the group,” media activist Nassir Taljbini told ARA News in Jarablus.

“The Tunisian jihadi has reportedly married the Chechen woman a few months ago after they met in Raqqa. They were transferred to Jarablus last month in order to serve as guards for an ISIS Emir (prince). There have been suspicions about their movements, but they were eventually arrested before leaving Syria,” the informed source told ARA News.

The jihadi couple has been referred to the Sharia Court for interrogations subsequent to their arrest on Thursday midnight. The ISIS-led Sharia Court usually orders the beheading of any dissidents on charges of ‘high treason’.

Dozens of other ISIS members have been arrested and executed on similar charges in the ISIS-held territories in Syria and Iraq over the last two years.
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Kurdish snipers kill over a dozen ISIS militants in a day
[ARA News] KOBANE – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced on Tuesday the death of more than ten militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) in Aleppo province, northern Syria.

Snipers from the YPG, supported by fellow fighters from the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPG), took position at the top of a hill in the eastern suburb of Jarablus city in northern Aleppo.

“Sniping operations in the ISIS-held Jarablus city continued until Tuesday midnight. At least 13 ISIS jihadis were killed today at the hands of our snipers,” YPG officer Nuraddin Gaban told ARA News over the phone.

The Kurdish officer pointed out that the operation was focused on the Tahtani district of Jarablus, “where an ISIS command center is located”.

The Kurdish fighters, backed by allied Syrian rebels, have recently captured several hills in the vicinity of Jarablus subsequent to clashes with ISIS.

Jarablus city is deemed a main bastion for ISIS militants in northern Syria. It has served as a transit point for ISIS foreign jihadis over more than two years for its strategic location on the Turkish border.
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#1  Nice job, YPG!
Posted by: Raj || 03/02/2016 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder where they are getting the sniper rifles from? Distances sound further than the range of a Draganov.
Posted by: phil_b || 03/02/2016 4:37 Comments || Top||

#3 

Video link
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/02/2016 6:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Probably weights more than she does.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/02/2016 12:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Hot chicks with guns. Damn.
Posted by: 49 pan || 03/02/2016 15:30 Comments || Top||


Over 200 Qaeda militants killed in clashes with U.S.-backed Syrian forces
If you believe al-Nusra's Top Dawg, currently sunning himself in Turkey, that's only about two percent of al-Nusra's total strength in Syria.
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Leadership of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the death of 216 militant fighters from al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda wing in Syria, after two weeks of clashes in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Kurdish-Arab alliance of the SDF had launched earlier last month an extended military operation aimed at retaking the northern countryside of Aleppo from militants of al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Over the past two weeks, clashes continued between the SDF units and al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra militants in the vicinity of Azaz city north of Aleppo.

“The recent clashes centered in the villages of Malikiya, Kashtaar and Tannab in the suburb of Azaz near the Turkish border,” a spokesman for the SDF told ARA News.

“After expelling the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front from these villages, our forces collected dead bodies of 216 militants and detained over 20 others,” the official said.

The SDF has also seized a large deal of ammunition and heavy weapons after taking over a weapons storage center near Azaz.

Supported by an air cover from the U.S.-led coalition, the Kurdish-Arab alliance regained control of large territories in northern Aleppo, including the villages of Shwargha, Maranaz, Mennagh, Kafr Nasih, Kafr Naya, and the towns of Ain Daqna, Tal Rafaat and Deir Jamal.
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#1  I would not consider any kurdish forces as being backed by the US
Posted by: chris || 03/02/2016 22:12 Comments || Top||



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