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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [883 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Eight killed in attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan
[DAWN] JALALABAD: Gunfire and an kaboom echoed on Wednesday as bully boyz attacked India’s consulate in Jalalabad, killing three people in the latest in a string of assaults on Indian installations in Afghanistan.

No group immediately grabbed credit for the brazen attack, which coincided with a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
change-of-command ceremony that saw US General John Nicholson take charge of international troops in Afghanistan.

Indian diplomats were not hurt, the foreign ministry in New Delhi said, after a jacket wallah went kaboom! at the consulate’s entrance and four other attackers breached the compound.

"All four of them were killed by our security forces," government front man Attaullah Khogyani said after the two-hour assault ende
Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Karzai hints at Pakistan after gunmen attack Indian consulate in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The former Afghanistan's Caped President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
hints at Pakistain following a coordinated attack on Indian consulate in eastern 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 of Afghanistan, saying the attack is part of a trend of such attacks launched from Pakistain.

Karzai is currently in India, participating the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi. "They are simply attacking India’s presence in Afghanistan, whenever they get the opportunity," Karzai told The Hindu during an exclusive interview.

He said "The whole spectrum of the India-Afghan relations, the relationship itself, is the target of the attacks."

Emphasizing on emanation of terror from Pakistain being a sigle reasonfor problems between 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....
and Islamabad, Karzai said "What is there in the relationship between India and Afghanistan that would irk someone so much that they would come and attack the Indian consulates, or attack Afghanistan."

Karzai further added "Each of those attacks has originated from across the border, from the neighbouring Pakistain. That’s where the origin of this trouble is: the Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
is from there, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
, Jaish-e- Mohammad, all these outfits are from Pakistain. So, the sanctuaries, the training grounds, the financial factors and the motivating factors are all inside Pakistain, and come from across the border."

At least three people including a policeman bit the dust and 19 others sustained injuries in the attack on the consulate which was launched by a group of at least 6 Death Eaters.

There were no casualties to Indian diplomats and consulate employees, the officials said, adding that a policeman and two civilians were among those killed and 19 others were maimed including women and kiddies.

Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  No, reeeally?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/04/2016 12:05 Comments || Top||

#2  P_kist_n - can i buy a vowel, Pat?
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 03/04/2016 23:49 Comments || Top||


Security forces rebuff Taliban attack in Badakhshan’s Baharak district
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Security forces have rebuffed a heavy attack of Talibs in Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province.

A local official said a large number of forces of Evil equipped with heavy and light weapons launched attack on security posts in Yardar area around 6 am on Wednesday but they were given a befitting response.

The governor’s spokesperson said five Taliban were killed, 10 maimed and four others tossed in the slammer
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
in the clash.

Residents of the area also assisted army, police and personnel of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in chasing away the Taliban who came from Wardoj district for the attack, Ahmad Nawid Firotan added.

According to Firotan, two army personnel also embraced martyrdom and three others sustained injuries in the shootout.

Badakhshan was one of the comparatively secured provinces of Afghanistan but it is now going through some of its worst security.

Taliban have carried out several deadly attacks in this province including them was the April 2015 assault in Wardooj district in which at least 23 army personnel were martyred.

Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan soldier jailed for 15 years for desertion and joining enemy ranks
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was sentenced to 15 years in jail for desertion and joining enemy ranks by a military court in eastern 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 of Afghanistan.
Kinder than I would have been...
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the soldier was serving with 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army and has been identified as Zaib-ur-Rehman son of Mullah Jan.

A statement by MoD said the soldier was originally a resident of Behsud district of Nangarhar and was found guilty of desertion and joining the enemy ranks.

The statement further added that the soldier was tried in the presence of Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri, commander of 201st Silab Corps, Mohammad Mobin, head of the military court, the defense attorney Gen. Abdul Hafiz and other members of the Afghan army serving with 201st Silab Corps.

The soldier was found guilty of deserting the post and taking with him one M16 rifle, 1 army uniform and other military equipment in mid Jun last year, according to the court hearing.

He was locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by the intelligence operatives of the Afghan army from Behsud district late in the month of November in 2015, MoD added.

The statement by MoD also added that the court decision was not final and the convict has the right to file an appeal against the court verdict.

Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces take full control of Dand-e-Ghori in Baghlan from Taliban
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have take full control of Dand-e-Ghori district from Talibs following weeks of clearance operations.

According to local government officials, the control of the district completely fell to Afghan forces after a major offensive was launched late last night.

The officials further added that several Talibs were killed but the exact number has not been ascertained so far and scores of others fled the area.

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

The Afghan forces launched clearance operations against the Talibs in Dand-e-Ghori district late in the month of January.

The operations were launched amid concerns that the group was creating safe havens and preparing for the summer offensive by continuing to the procurement and training of bully boys.

Several power lines were also damaged as the operations kicked off, cutting the power supply to 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....
for several weeks before the technical staff managed to reconnect the lines.

Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


50 militants killed, 44 wounded in Afghan army-led operations: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Over 50 Death Eaters were killed and 44 others were maimed during counterterrorism operations led by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

The operations were conducted during the past 24 hours in various provinces of the country where at least 11 Death Eaters were also placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
A statement by MoD said at least 15 of the Death Eaters including a commander of the group were killed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan and 12 others were maimed.

The statement further added that 12 Death Eaters were killed and 22 othثrs were maimed while 4 were arrested during an operation in Baharak district of Badakhshan.

In a separate operation in Herawood district of Uruzgan province, at least 8 Death Eaters were killed and 4 others were maimed, MoD added.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters suffered heavy casualties during an operation in Marjah district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, MoD said, adding that the exact number will be released later.

MoD also added that a holy warrior was killed, 5 Death Eaters were maimed and 7 others were maimed in Nawa and Sangin districts of Helmand and Parwan province.

According to MoD, several weapons, ammunition and explosives were confiscated by Afghan cops during the same operations.
Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


6 more kidnappers arrested in Kabul by Afghan intelligence operatives
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
six more kidnappers from 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....
during the recent operations, the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said.

A statement by NDS said the latest arrests were made a week after a group of 5 kidnappers were arrested in connection to the kidnapping case of a 14-year-old child.

The statement further added that the previously arrested suspects disclosed the identities of their colleagues who were arrested during an operation.

According to NDS, the newly arrested suspects have been identified as Haji Pervez, Haji Zemarai, Haji Asadullah, Toryalai, Kamil and Khalilluah.

This comes as the Afghan intelligence operatives rescued a hostage during an operation in central Midan Wardak province of Afghanistan last month.

The operation was conducted after the kidnappers demanded a ransom of $1 million for the freedom of the hostage.

Kidnap for ransom cases still continue in parts of the country despite the Afghan intelligence nabbed two MAFIA bosses involved in major kidnappings who were later executed by the government.

The two top MAFIA leaders, Habib Istalif and Raees Khudaidad, were executed late in 2014 and early in 2015 after they were arrested by intelligence operatives.

Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:


Top Mafia leader arrested with 5 kidnappers including a woman in Parwan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top Mafia leader was incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by the Afghan intelligence operatives during an operation in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said a group of five kidnappers including a woman were also arrested together with the Mafia leader during an operation by the NDS operatives.

A statement by NDS said the detained Mafia leader was famous as Major Geدeral Paikar who was leading a gang of the kidnappers.

The statement further added that 23 various types of weapns, 2 vehicles, fake documents, military uniforms, and several passports were also confiscated by the intelligence operatives.

NDS also added that the gang was looking to carry out terrorist activities as well in Parwan province with the cooperation of Mawlavi Nasim Mushfiq, Taliban’s shadow governor for Parwan.

The Afghan intelligence operatives have stepped up special raids to suppress the activities of the Mafia gangs across the country as there have been a rise in the operations of such groups during the recent months.

The majority of the kidnappings are done for ransoms and the incidents continue despite the Afghan intelligence nabbed two MAFIA bosses involved in major kidnappings who were later executed by the government.

The two top MAFIA leaders, Habib Istalif and Raees Khudaidad, were executed late in 2014 and early in 2015 after they were arrested by intelligence operatives.
Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:

#1  activities of the Mafia gangs across the country

The Afghan Mafia.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/04/2016 7:53 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Kidnapped Italians reported killed
Two Italians kidnapped last July are believed to have been killed while being used as human shields by gunmen from the so-called Islamic State (IS) during a shoot-out near Sorman, west of Tripoli.

The Italian Foreign Ministry has said that it has launched an investigation as a result of pictures that it has seen showing two bodies. From the images, it said, “it could be possible to identify two of the four Italians who worked for the Bonatti construction company and who were kidnapped in July 2015. More specifically, the images could be of Fausto Piano and Salvatore Failla.”

It was difficult, however, to confirm the deaths in the absence of the bodies, the ministry added.

The photos were sent by Sabratha military council who say that the two are definately Italians but do not know their identities.

Piano and Failla were kidnapped along with Filippo Calcagno and Gino Tullicardo not far from the Mellitah Oil and Gas complex, 100 kilomtres west of Tripoli, while heading back from Tunisia and were believed to be being held by militants in Sabratha. At the time of their seizure, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was reported saying that the four could have been taken in retaliation for Italy’s support for UN-brokered Dialogue process. It has been suggested since that they were seized for ransom and that negotiations were taking place to secure their release.

Other reports, however, indicate that the four were held by IS sympathisers from the beginning.

It is not known what has happened to the other two Italians. There are suggestions in Sabratha that they were taken elsewhere by Abdullah Dabbashi, the IS commander in the town.

IS, which had at least three bases in Sabratha including training grounds, weapons stores and transit facilities, has been is disarray following last month’s US air strikes. After months of pretending IS was not there, local militias turned on them resulting in fierce clashes around the town and in some of the farms south of it where IS and its supporters were hiding out.

The mayor of Sabratha is reported saying that the two were among 12 people killed when security forces raided a IS hideout last night.

Yesterday, a number of IS fighters believed to left Sabratha were killed in a shootout in the Tunisian border town of Ben Guerdane.
Posted by: badanov || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Well, we know what happened to the other two:

Italian hostages escape from ISIS custody
Posted by: Frank G || 03/04/2016 9:34 Comments || Top||


Tunisia Raid on Militants Foiled Attack Plot from Libya: PM
[ALMANAR.LB] Five snuffies who were killed by Tunisian forces near the Libyan border had slipped across with the intention of carrying out "terrorist attacks", Prime Minister Habib Essid said on Thursday.

In a statement on his official Facebook page, Essid paid tribute to the army and national guard units who had eliminated the "terrorist cell sent in from Libya."

He did not elaborate on the identities of the five snuffies but said that their killing on Wednesday evening had "foiled the terrorist operations the cell was planning."

One civilian was killed by a stray bullet during the assault on a house outside the town of Ben Guerdane near the border. An army commander was also maimed.

Explosive vests, improvised grenades and a large quantity of munitions were recovered from the slain bad boys, the interior ministry said.

Six foreign passports were also found, it said without elaborating.

Troops had been on alert after receiving reports that snuffies had slipped across the border over the past three days in response to a US air strike on an ISIL group training camp in Libya on February 18 that targeted a senior Tunisian commander.
An Nahar adds:
At least four of the infiltrators were Tunisian nationals, the interior ministry later said, while the fifth was still to be identified.
Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
Spain seizes 20,000 military uniforms bound for jihadi fighters
[Guardian] Spain's interior ministry has announced the seizure of 20,000 military uniforms being sent to fighters from Islamic State and the Nusra Front.

The ministry said that police conducted a counter-terrorism operation last month in the port cities of Valencia and Algeciras, where officers opened three shipping containers. Authorities found the uniforms and other military accessories.

A ministry statement released on Thursday said that police arrested seven people on suspicion of providing logistical and financial support to Isis and the Nusra Front.

The police operation "neutralised a very active and efficient business network whose primary purpose was to supply, maintain and strengthen [Isis]", according to the statement.

"The containers which carried the military uniforms were declared as secondhand clothes so as to not raise suspicions and be able to pass different customs inspections without any difficulty," the police statement said.

"With the roughly 20,000 military uniforms and accessories, it would have been possible to equip an entire army, which would be ready to enter into combat in any of the battlegrounds which jihadist terrorist organisations have round the world," it added.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/04/2016 09:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why not just microchip all these uniforms and send them along to the buyers?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/04/2016 10:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Microchips are expensive. I recommend a liberal dusing with risin.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/04/2016 12:46 Comments || Top||

#3  microchips? Filament threads that light up on the targeting lasers from the drones.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/04/2016 15:07 Comments || Top||


Migrants in Europe
Report: Germany probing Islamic State link to policeman's stabbing

[Ynet] German prosecutors investigating a 15-year-old girl over the stabbing of a policeman in Hanover last week are exploring a possible connection to Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) Lion of Islams, Germany's Focus magazine reported on Thursday.

Focus said the policeman was injured in the neck during the attack but that his life was not in danger. Police suspected the attack had "an IS background", the magazine added.

Citing sources involved in the investigation, it reported that the girl, who was jugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
, has a German passport and a Moroccan background.

Germany: Doctor arrested for backing suspected ISIS bomber

[Ynet] German authorities have jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
a doctor suspected of radicalizing and financially supporting a man who carried out a suicide kaboom in Iraq for 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.

Prosecutors and police said the 33-year-old German, whose name wasn't released, was enjugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
Thursday in Berlin. Officers searched fourproperties in the capital and Mannheim, his home city, seizing a firearm scope alongside documents and cellphones.

Officials accuse him of radicalizing a mentally disabled 24-year-old German man in Freiburg, where he previously lived, and supplying him with "military articles." They allege the younger man traveled to Syria and Iraq in 2014 after the suspect bought him a one-way ticket, and say he carried out a suicide kaboom in Beiji last May that killed at least 12 Iraqi soldiers.

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#1  Hungarian police employ innovative migrant roadblock.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/04/2016 5:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Cute, Besoeker. I note the little ponytail on the guard.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/04/2016 13:35 Comments || Top||

#3  The "mass migration" picture needs a Stargate.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 03/04/2016 14:01 Comments || Top||

#4  More about the arrest of the doctor from An Nahar, belated though it is:

The Berlin arrest came during raids of four apartments in the German capital and the southwestern city of Mannheim, where police seized an optical device for a firearm, documents, mobile phones and electronic data storage banks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/04/2016 23:47 Comments || Top||

#5  @ #1 - hey that'll work!!
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 03/04/2016 23:56 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Istanbul Police Kill Two Female Attackers after Standoff
[ALMANAR.LB] Turkish police Thursday killed two female assailants who hurled grenades and shot up an Istanbul cop shoppe before taking cover inside a nearby building, Turkish media reports said.

The two women -- whose identities and affiliation were not clear -- had holed up in an apartment in the Bayrampasa neighborhood of the megacity after their attack.Turkish police

Police then launched an assault on the apartment, "neutralizing" the two, the official Anatolia news agency said, quoting police sources. There were no reports of other casualties.

According to the Dogan news agency, the two women had thrown several grenades then shot up the riot police headquarters. Officers returned fire, injuring one of the attackers before they fled to the nearby building.
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Home Front: Politix
Egyptian student may be deported after Trump threat
[Ynet] A flight student from Egypt is facing deportation from the United States after being investigated by federal agents for posting on his Facebook page that he was willing to kill Donald Trump and the world would thank him.
The entire world is watching this election, and some -- again -- are a bit too involved. Let us hope The Guardian's readers don't write us with good advice for another election. Even The Guardian recognized, sort of, how much they put their foot in it last time.
While US prosecutors have not charged 23-year-old Emadeldin Elsayed with a crime, immigration authorities nabbed
Please don't kill me!
him last month at the Los Angeles-area flight school he attended and now are trying to deport him, attorney Hani Bushra said Wednesday.

Elsayed, who is being held in a jail in Orange, Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, is devastated at seeing his dreams of becoming a pilot dashed over what Bushra acknowledged was a foolish social media post. An immigration court hearing will determine whether Elsayed will be deported.

"It seems like the government was not able to get a criminal charge to stick on him, so they used the immigration process to have him leave the country," Bushra said. "The rhetoric is particularly high in this election, and I just feel he got caught up in the middle."
Al Ahram, our miscreant's hometown paper, adds:
Elsayed is from Cairo, but he said he spent much of his life in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, where his father worked as a civil engineer. He came to the United States for the first time last September to attend Universal Air Academy with the hope of returning to Egypt and getting a job at an airline, he said.

He said he'd like to continue his studies in the United States if the government lets him stay. If not, he will seek a refund of some of the $65,000 he has spent on his education and use it to study elsewhere.

Alex Khatib, owner of Universal Air Academy, said he knows little about the case except that federal agents showed up at his school to interview and later detain Elsayed.
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#1  "Use our simulators. Learn to take off, try to land. International students, no problem. We'll help you apply for student visa and financial aid."
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/04/2016 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  I sure hope Trump remembers Pim Fortyn.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/04/2016 12:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Know your man from his enemies.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/04/2016 15:08 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
‘Militants’ held
[DAWN] LAHORE: Law-enforcement agencies took two suspected forces of Evil into custody outside the Chief Minister Secretariat on Wednesday.

According to media reports, after receiving information about the presence of suspicious men, intelligence agencies reached the spot and apprehended them. Security personnel also recovered explosives and detonators from them and shifted them to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location.
Posted by: Fred || 03/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Karachi airport attack suspects acquitted in shootout case
[DAWN] KARACHI: A sessions court on Wednesday acquitted three airport attack suspects in a case pertaining to a shootout with police near Saddar.

Additional district and sessions judge Sikandar Ameer Pahore, who conducted the trial inside the central prison, exonerated the accused Sarmad Siddiqui, Asif Zaheer and Nadeem alias Burger alias Mullah after hearing both sides.

The accused persons said to be associated with the Al Qaeda and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain were charged with allegedly attacking a police party and engaging them in a shootout near Saddar in order to escape on Oct 15, 2014.

The court observed the entire evidence that came up on record showed that it was a case of "ineffective firing", as nobody from either side sustained a single gunshot wound during the exchange of fire.

Since the case became doubtful, the court ruled that it extended the benefit of the doubt to the accused.

Paperwork was started but nothing else was done under Sections 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of Pakistain Penal Code at the CID Civil Lines cop shoppe.

The crime investigation department of police claimed to have placed in durance vile
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
them on Oct 28, 2014. According to the CID, unlicensed weapons were seized from Asif and Nadeem.

The same court recently acquitted the accused persons in illicit weapons cases for lack of evidence.

The accused persons have also been facing charges before an antiterrorism court for allegedly providing logistical support, funds and weapons to around 10 attackers who stormed Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
airport in June 2014 and were killed in a swift operation.
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Police deserter turned militant arrested
[Daily Excelsior] Police and Army today jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
Police deserter turned Hizbul Mujahideen bully boy from South Kashmire’s Kulgam district.

Police and Army today received information about presence of Shakoor Ahmed Parray of Shopian in Avhotu village of Bihibagh, in South Kashmire’s Kulgam.

The operation was launched by 62-RR of Army and the Kulgam police. Parray had deserted the Police early this year and took away 4 AK-47 rifles.

Police and Army carried out the operation swiftly and no damage was done to any property or person during the operation.

His three associates were already arrested by police and three AK-47 rifles were recovered from them.

He was security guard of DySP Bijbehara when he deserted. Police have recovered one pistol, few ammunition rounds and grenades. However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
one AK-47 rifle is still missig.
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Army foils infiltration bid; militant killed, 2 Army men injured
[Daily Excelsior] Army today foiled a major infiltration bid in North Kashmire’s Keran sector on the Line of Control (LoC) and killed one holy warrior while two Army personnel were maimed.

A defence front man said here that Army foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector of the LoC and killed one holy warrior early this morning. "One weapon was also recovered", the front man said.

The front man said that two soldiers were also injured during operation and they have been evacuated to hospital for treatment and their condition is stable.

Sources said that Army noticed movement of 6-7 bully boyz on LoC early today in Keran sector. These bully boyz had come inside the LoC and their movement was noticed by the Army men posted on the forward posts in the sector.

They said that the infiltrators were challenged by the troops deployed in the counter-infiltration grid. The bully boyz fled back to PoK; however, two of them were killed as Army saw the retreating bully boyz dragging two bodies.

The Army launched searches in the area near the LoC and saw one of the bodies lying near the LoC. As the Army went to recover the body, bully boyz hiding in the bushes fired upon them injuring two Army men. They were immediately evacuated and their condition is stated to be out of danger. The Army men belong to 11-Kumaon regiment and were maimed at Rawtha Naad Domari.

A major search operation has been launched in the area and more troops were rushed there. Intermittent firing was on and troops in the area have been put on high alert.

This year this is the first infiltration bid that was foiled by Army today. Normally, the bully boyz start infiltration attempts from the month of May when the snow melts on the mountain peaks. But this year due to less snowfall in winter and high temperatures in February and March there is very little snow on the LoC left and bully boyz have started infiltration attempts.

Sources said that the Army has already intensified its vigil along the LoC to prevent any infiltration from across the LoC as there is less snow on the LoC. They said that Army had the apprehensions that the bully boyz may try to infiltration ahead of their schedule.
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3 HM militants killed in Tral
[Daily Excelsior] Three snuffies of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in an overnight shootout with security forces in Tral area of South Kashmire’s Pulwama district.
They were surrounded yesterday. "Surrounded" seems to have a pretty standard meaning in J&K.
Police said that three snuffies were killed in the encounter that broke out last evening at Mir Mohalla in Dadsara village of Tral. The dead snuffies have been identified as Aasif Yousuf of Dadsara Tral, Ishaq Parray of Laribal Tral and Aashiq Hussain of Chersoo village of Awantipora.

Ishaq Ahmad, 20, was being called as Newton for his meritorious academic record as he had scored 98.4 percent in his 10th class examinations in 2011. The slain was preparing for CET when he left his home and joined militancy last year.

Army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmire Police on a specific information about the presence of three HM snuffies cordoned off Dadsara village last evening. As they were conducting searches during the operation snuffies opened fire from a residential house on them leading to a shootout.

Troops put the operation on hold last night and tightened the cordon around the village to prevent snuffies from fleeing. They launched an assault on the house at around 3 pm killing all the three bad boys.

The house was damaged in the encounter and three AK-47 rifles were recovered from the encounter site. Army said that Ashiq Hussain had provided shelter to the LeT snuffies who carried out the attack on BSF at Udhampur last year.

Security forces this year achieved major success against snuffies in Kashmire killing 20 snuffies including 15 from LeT and 5 of Hizbul Mujahideen so far. This is highest number of snuffies killed in the first over 60 days in recent years.

The killings of three snuffies triggered protests in Tral and Awantipora areas by locals who resorted to stone-pelting on security forces amid a shutdown in the area.

Soon after bodies of three snuffies were handed over to their families, people in large numbers gathered at the bad boys’ native villages for attending funerals.

Stone-pelting festivities broke out at several places including Tral Town, Dadsara and Chursoo between forces and angry youths after the funerals of the slain snuffies during which police fired scores of teargas shells. Police, however, said the situation in both Awantipora and Tral is under control.

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Fresh tunnel dug from Pak to RS Pura to push fidayeens detected
[Daily Excelsior] Achie-ving a major success that has thwarted several fidayeen attacks and infiltration attempts by the holy warriors from the International Border (IB), the Border Security Force (BSF) today detected over 300 meters long tunnel dug by Pak Rangers and holy warriors from Pakistain to the Indian side at ‘Allah Mai De Kothe’ (AMK) post in RS Pura sector. The BSF has immediately lodged very strong protest with Pakistain over detection of tunnel right under the noose of Rangers with a view to facilitate infiltration attempts by the holy warriors to carry out terror attacks on the Indian side.

"It was a fresh tunnel. It had been dug about 20 to 25 meters inside the Indian territory behind the fencing when our jawans detected it. The tunnel, which originated from near Pakistain’s Afzal Post opposite India’s AMK Post in RS Pura, was in the process of completion when the BSF exposed their plan,’’ IG BSF, Jammu Frontiers, Rakesh Sharma told the Excelsior after visiting the spot and inspecting site of the tunnel.

He said it was not possible for the BSF to detect how long the tunnel had been dug on Pakistain side but definitely it would be around 200 to 300 meters as it seems to have its entry point near Pakistain’s Afzal Post, which was located about 300 meters from the Indian side.
Continued on Page 49
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#1  Very clever, constructing that extensive excavation and infrastructure, right under the unknowing noses of the Pak Rangers.
Posted by: Frank G || 03/04/2016 12:19 Comments || Top||

#2  I always said that Pakistan is just Palestine*100
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/04/2016 12:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems to me a little Polonium would work wonders here.
Posted by: gorb || 03/04/2016 13:27 Comments || Top||


Iraq
General sez ISIS losing ground in Ninevah
ERBIL – The Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group is losing ground in norther Iraq and “unable to resist for long”, said a top commander in the Peshmerga army of Iraqi Kurdistan.

In an exclusive interview with ARA News, Brigadier General Talat Saleh Zarari of the Kurdish Peshmerga army said their recent gains in Nineveh province “reflect the gradual collapse of ISIS”.

“Under heavy blows by the Peshmerga, ISIS is getting weaker day by day. With the constant advance by our units and allied forces in northern Iraq, ISIS appears unable to resist for long,” he said.

Zarari pointed out that the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes on ISIS tactical units has facilitated the Peshmerga progress.

“Our movements on the ground are coordinated with the western coalition, which has helped the Peshmerga make remarkable gains against ISIS in the recent weeks,” he told ARA News.

Subsequent to fierce battles with ISIS militants, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops have recently recaptured the Yezidi region of Shingal (Sinjar) and other areas near Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

Regarding the ongoing battle for Mosul, the Peshmerga commander said that Iraqi army forces are currently deployed in the Makhmur district in southern Irbil “as part of the military preparations aimed at liberating Mosul”.

“According to the initial military plan, the Iraqi army would bear the responsibility of fighting ISIS inside the city of Mosul, while the Kurdish Peshmerga combats ISIS militants in the suburbs,” Zarari told ARA News. “However, we may send reinforcements to central Mosul in case the Iraqi army encountered any difficulties during the battle.”

The official denied reports about ongoing disputes and clashes between the Kurdish army and Shiite militia of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Kirkuk.

“The Peshmerga tries to avoid any clashes with Iraqi groups that participate in the war on ISIS,” he said.

“Our main target at the moment is ISIS,” Zarari insisted. “Eliminating this dangerous terror organization would be a victory not only for the Kurds, but also for all Iraqi people and the entire region.”

Asked about the delivery of American heavy weapons to the Peshmerga, the commander said: “We have been promised, but we are still waiting to receive such weapons.”

“The Peshmerga forces operate with a high morale. We are optimistic that ISIS would be defeated soon and peace would return to this region,” Zarari concluded.
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Salahuddin Kombat Dispatches
Security forces take al-Araneb, al-Tharthar Lake

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday, that the security forces raised the Iraqi flag over the banks of al-Tharthar Lake and liberated Um al-Araneb village in al-Jazeera Operations axis, while pointed out that the security forces reached Um al-Asafeer area west of Samarra.

The official journalists said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “al-Jazeera maghaweer brigade and the Rapid Intervention Force, backed by the Federal Police forces managed to raise the Iraqi flag over the banks of al-Tharthar Lake and liberated Um al-Araneb village.”

The statement added, “The security forces also carried out an operation and were able to cut the supply of ISIS terrorist gangs,” pointing out that, “The Federal Police 5th brigade and al-Hashd al-Shaabi reached Um al-Asafeer area in the middle axis west of Samarra.”

Iraqi forces take 5 more villages

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The official journalists with the Ministry of Defense revealed on Thursday, that the security forces managed to liberate five villages from the ISIS control in the northern axis of Salahuddin Province.

The official journalists reported by IraqiNews.com, “Salahuddin Operations troops, including the army, Anti-Terrorism, Federal Police, Rapid Intervention and al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces, backed by the Iraqi Air Force and Iraqi Army Aviation managed to liberate al-Salam, al-Gouza, Ein al-Faras, al-Salihiya and al-Fiadiya villages.”

The statement added, “The security forces also liberated all the villages in the northern axis of the province.”
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ISIS commander has a Very Bad Day in Anbar
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday the official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced the killing of the so-called ISIS military commander in Subayhat area by an air strike in al-Karmah District.

The official journalists stated, “The Iraqi Air Force carried out an air strike on a headquarters belonging to ISIS terrorist gang near an Iraqi factory in al-Subayhat area in al-Karmah District,” pointing out that, “The air strike resulted in the killing of the so-called ISIS military commander in Subayhat area, Riyad Ahmed Eissa al-Khalifawi.”

The statement added, “The air strike was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.”
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2 die in mortar attack in Baghdad province
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A police source revealed on Thursday, that 12 civilians were either killed or wounded by mortar shells in a market in western Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Five mortar shells fell on al-Nasr and al-Salam market in Abu Gharib District in western Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding ten others.”

The source added,” Ambulance rushed to the incident area and transferred the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department and the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment.”.

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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Police officer lightly wounded in Jordan Valley stabbing attack
[Ynet] Cop directing traffic on Route 90 near Al-Auja stabbed in his shoulder by female attacker, who was arrested on the spot; police vehicle comes under fire near Rahelim Junction east of Ariel, none hurt but damage caused to car.

A police officer was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack near Al-Auja in the Jordan Valley on Thursday morning.

The officer was directing traffic because of a tree that fell down, blocking parts of Route 90 when he was stabbed in his shoulder.

The 14-year-old female attacker, a resident of Al-Auja, then fled but the wounded officer caught her after a short chase.

She was arrested on the spot and taken for questioning by the Shin Bet. She has so far refused to cooperate with security forces.

Earlier Thursday, a police vehicle came under fire near the Rahelim Junction, east of the settlement of Ariel in the Samaria region of the West Bank.

No one was hurt, but damage was caused to the vehicle.

Police and military forces were searching the area for the shooters.

On Wednesday evening, two attackers stabbed two soldiers in the Har Brakha area of the West Bank and were able to flee the scene. They are still at large as a manhunt is underway.

Also on Wednesday evening, Yaakov Siman, a farmer from moshav Talmei Bilu in the Negev, was lightly wounded in a stabbing.

It is still unclear whether the stabbing was criminally or nationalistically motivated, as the area is plagued with burglaries and it is possible the farmer came upon a robber in the act.

Siman said he saw the attacker, "a giant Arab," coming out of his cold room with a knife in his right hand and an electric saw in his left.

Siman said the man who attacked him called out "Allahu Akbar" before hitting him in the head with the saw and trying to stab him. Siman struggled with the attacker and was wounded in his hand. The attacker was then able to flee towards the moshav's greenhouses and then disappeared between the nearby trees.

Police and Border Police forces were working to find the suspect.
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#1  continue to make these stabby attacks an onsite death penalty and they'll eventually cease.

Plus, you get rid of easily manipulated Paleo rubes
Posted by: Frank G || 03/04/2016 8:53 Comments || Top||


Two Israeli Arabs charged with plotting terror attacks inspired by ISIS
[Ynet] Bahaa al-Din Masarwa and Ahmad Ahmad from Nazareth planned shooting attacks in Afula, Jerusalem and the Jamala checkpoint near Jenin.

Two Israeli Arabs were accused on Thursday of supporting 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 and planning terror attacks at the Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, in Afula and in Jerusalem.

Bahaa al-Din Masarwa, 19, and Ahmad Ahmad, 21, were charged with establishing contact with enemies during war, contacting a foreign agent, and supporting a terrorist organization.

According to the indictment, Masarwa conspired with his grandfather to commit a shooting attack in the name of ISIS against soldiers at the Jalama (Gilboa) checkpoint near Jenin or in Afula.

Northern District Police described Masarwa as a student from Jenin who "passes through the Jamala checkpoint all the time and was planning to hurt security forces at the checkpoint."

Later, the two defendants conspired together to commit a shooting attack in the name of ISIS against soldiers at the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem.

In addition, Masarwa was in contact with a foreign agent from ISIS, and posted ISIS-related content online.

Masarwa, from Yaffa in the northern Galilee, was nabbed
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
on January 22. He admitted to the suspicions attributed to him and confirmed in his interrogation that he is an ISIS supporter.

Ahmad, from Nazareth was arrested on February 9. Masarwa said that he and Ahmad planned to purchase weapons together and commit terror attacks in different locations in order to undermine Israel's security forces.

Masarwa claimed that "we've only been arrested because we have beards."

A relative of one of the defendants stated that "everything that is being attributed to them is false. We don't know where this story came from. Soon, we're sure, they will be released and won't remain in jail. This is a storm in a teacup."

Masarwa is the nephew of Ayman Kanjou, 44, from Shefa-'Amr, who was accused in September of trying to join the Islamic State. The mother of five boys, who has a PhD in Islamic Studies and no criminal record, went to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
with her father, who later returned to Israel and reported her missing. According to the indictment against her, she tried to join ISIS but was stopped by Turkey and returned to Israel.
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Gazan accused of planning attacks in Ukraine, Israel
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian indicted in plot to kidnap soldiers, attack Israeli tourists and provide weapons to ‘IS-affiliated’ Israeli Arabs

A Paleostinian man from the the Gazoo Strip stands accused of planning a series of terror attacks against Israelis, both in the country and abroad.

The man was named as 31-year-old Sami Hamied, a Gazoo native who has been living in Ukraine since 2010 and was tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in January while trying to enter Israel from Jordan in an attempt to make his way to Gazoo.

A gag order on the details of the case was lifted with the filing of the indictment Thursday at the Beersheba District Court.

According to the indictment, Hamied planned to attack Israeli tourists visiting Ukraine and assisted Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, in preparations for attacks in Israel.

One plot, which was not acted on, involved luring Israeli IDF officers into the Sinai using a hooker as "bait." According to the plan, Hamas-affiliated gunnies in the peninsula would kidnap the officers and transfer them to Gazoo.

Hamied is said to have collected information on Israeli tourist groups traveling to the Ukrainian city of Odessa and allegedly planned to carry out a shooting or bombing attack on a tour bus.

The indictment also mentioned him assisting Hamas during the 2008-9 Gazoo war, also known as Operation Cast Lead, and attempting to provide weapons to ‘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....
-affiliated’ Israeli Arabs.

He has been indicted on several counts of terror activities, spying and falsifying documents.

Arab media reported that Sami Hamied is the brother of Salam Hamied, a high-ranking commander in the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.
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Southeast Asia
Four dead as militant violence surges in southern Thailand
[Benar News] Four people including at least two civilians were killed in separate shootings within a 24-hour span in southern Thailand. Those killings bring to 16 the number of people killed across the region in shootings and bombings by militants since February 10, when Thai security forces raided an insurgent hideout in Pattani province. Thirty-one other people were wounded in 14 bombings and 18 shootings since then.

The recent outburst of violence takes place after a period of relative calm and while the Thai government has been negotiating with southern militants to persuade them to reopen peace talks for the first time since 2013. Last year, the level of rebel violence in the region hit a record low since 2004.

Last month's raid seems to have triggered a series of retaliatory attacks, a security source said. He said, "Since February 10, there have been shootings more often. They seem like a vendetta."

The violence began Wednesday night with the slaying of a paramilitary officer in Yala province, and culminated with three more fatal shootings the next day in Yala and neighboring Pattani. Two of the victims were gunned down and set on fire.

One of the two was killed and his body burned at around dawn on Thursday as he rode his motorcycle in Yala province. Lt. Capt. Pol. Prachaya Hedhark, "Chatchai was shot dead with a handgun while riding a motorcycle on the way to work in a rubber plantation."

Later Thursday, police in Yala’s Muang district found the body of Arnus Muso, an intelligence officer. Police suspect insurgents killed him on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, electrician was shot while working on a utility pole Thursday afternoon in Pattani. And at dusk, a retired policeman was gunned down and burned while riding his bike.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria conflict: Massive power blackout across country
[BBC] Syria has suffered a massive power blackout across the country due to "unknown reasons", state media said. Officials were cited as saying power had been cut in all provinces and teams were trying to determine the cause.

The electricity ministry said power was being restored and service would resume by midnight (22:00 GMT), TV reported.
In most parts of war-torn Syria, electricity is already available only two to four hours a day, if at all. However, nationwide blackouts are rare.

Meanwhile, the UN's special envoy said a partial truce that began on Saturday was holding but remained fragile.

Staffan de Mistura told reporters in Geneva that violence had been "greatly reduced", despite incidents in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Latakia and Damascus. "Success is not guaranteed but progress is visible," he added.

Both the opposition and the government have accused each other of violating the cessation of hostilities agreement brokered by the US and Russia, which does not include the jihadist groups Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front.
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Russia Launches Cruise Missiles at Terrorist groups in Syria
[ALMANAR.LB] Russian media outlets reported Tuesday that a Buyan-class corvette - currently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea - launched Kalibr cruise missiles at targets in Syria.

The Russian cruise missiles 3M14 complex "Kalibr" hits the positions of faceless myrmidons of Al-Nusra Front terrorist group and its allies in the so-called Army of Conquest in the village of Al-Mansoura, near Al-Gaab (northwestern Syrian province of Hama).

The Kalibr cruise missile has a range of roughly 1,000 miles or more, and small enough to be carried by submarines and small warships, the weapon is changing the balance of the reach and effectiveness of smaller naval combatants.
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#1  I think that's called "marketing."
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Syrian Army Destroys ISIL Command Centers & Vehicles, Kills Scores of Terrorist
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army’s air force destroyed command centers, gatherings and vehicles equipped with machineguns for ISIL terrorist organization east and west of Palmyra city, Rasm al-Arnab village and Wadi Abyad area in the eastern countryside of Homs province, a military source told SANA on Thursday.

The army’s air force carried out sorties on the dens of ISIL terrorist organization, east of Maheen village in the southeastern countryside of Homs province, inflicting heavy losses upon the bandidos snuffies in personnel and equipment and destroying many of their vehicles.

In Aleppo, air force of the army destroyed ISIL terrorists’ dens and vehicles equipped with machineguns in al-Bab city and the villages of Sarja Kabeera and Mazare’ al-Madyouna according to the military source.

In a different context, ISIL corpse count raises to 130 during Syrian army attack on Aleppo-Khanasser-Athraya highway in southeastern Aleppo countryside according to the Syrian UK-based opposing Observatory.
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ISIS commander dies in Damascus
DAMASCUS – Clashes broke out on Thursday between jihadis from the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda branch in Syria, and the Islamic State (ISIS) near Syria’s capital Damascus.

Abu Khidir, ISIS Emir and leader of the group’s operations in southern Damascus, was killed along with a number of his escorts when a group of Nusra militants attacked his convoy in the Yarmouk district in Damascus suburb.

“After the Abu Khidir convoy was exposed to a deadly attack by Nusra fighters, clashes broke out between both groups across the Yarmouk Camp,” media activist Khalil al-Thawri told ARA News in Damascus.

“At least five ISIS members were killed, including Abu Khidir,” the source confirmed. “Three Nusra militants were injured in the clashes–that continued until Thursday midnight,” the source said.

In the meantime, Nusra Front issued a statement announcing the death of the ISIS Emir–who had led battles against al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra militants in the Syrian capital.

“The jihadis have executed Abu Khidir and some of his followers, who had submitted themselves to serve the enemy of Allah, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ISIS supreme leader),” the group said.

The Yarmouk Camp has been under siege by pro-Assad forces since Islamist rebels took over the district. Civilians in Yarmouk have been suffering a sharp shortage of food and medicine.

“People of Yarmouk appeal to the international community to intervene and save thousands of innocents who had suffered enough from siege by pro-Assad forces and atrocities at the hands of radical Islamists,” al-Thawri said.
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al-Nusra militants execute 2 in Idlib
IDLIB – Militants of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front executed on Thursday two young men in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on charges of spying for the Syrian regime’s forces.

Mahir Hajj Muhammad and Yousef al-Hasnawi were publicly executed in the Kafr Takharim town of Idlib countryside.

“Nusra accused them of leaking security information about the movements of the Islamist rebels in Idlib to pro-Assad forces,” a spokesman for the Department of Justice in Idlib told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda wing in Syria, said in a statement that Muhammad and al-Hasnawi were arrested last week.

“Interrogations confirmed their involvement in spying for the Assad regime,” it said. “Their cooperation with the regime’s secret service outside Idlib province had facilitated airstrikes on the rebels’ headquarters.”

Nusra militants shot the two young men dead in a public square in Kafr Takharim on Thursday evening.
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Terror Networks
US leads 29 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria
[Ynet] The US and its allies in Iraq and Syria staged 29 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....
on Wednesday, the coalition leading the operations said.

In a statement released early Thursday, the Combined Joint Task Force said eight strikes near four cities in Syria hit several tactical units and destroyed buildings, weaponry and communications equipment, among other targets.

Separately in Iraq, 21 strikes destroyed vehicles, assembly areas, a supply cache and suppressed a mortar fire position, the statement said.
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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2016-03-04
  Fresh tunnel dug from Pak to RS Pura to push fidayeens detected
Thu 2016-03-03
  Gulf nations declare Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist organization
Wed 2016-03-02
  France pushes ahead with 'Jungle' migrant camp clearance after clashes
Tue 2016-03-01
  Taseer's killer Mumtaz Qadri hanged
Mon 2016-02-29
  Suicide attack thwarted in Kabul, 14-year-old would-be bomber arrested
Sun 2016-02-28
  Soddys intercept Iranian arms shipment to Yemen
Sat 2016-02-27
  Another suspected ISIS chemical weapons attack investigated in Kurdistan Region
Fri 2016-02-26
  Pakistan Starts ’Last Phase’ of anti-Militants Offensive
Thu 2016-02-25
  ISIS Fighters Claim Pakistan Funded Them
Wed 2016-02-24
  Iraqi koppers round up 35 in Babylon
Tue 2016-02-23
  US drone strike leaves 3 militants dead along Durand Line
Mon 2016-02-22
  Three Terrorist Attacks Target Sayyeda Zeinab Area in Rural Damascus, Kill 50
Sun 2016-02-21
  46 dead in Homs bomb attack
Sat 2016-02-20
  Saudi halts $3 bn in aid to Lebanon army
Fri 2016-02-19
  Foreigners among 24 terrorists killed in Badakhshan

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