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Hassan al-Turabi, Sudan's Islamist idealogue, dies at 84
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/07/2016 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [899 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Florence Lawrence's
Lone abhorrences
Were touring, and films without horses.
And husbands, and business, and nurses. And osteomyelofibrosis.
Posted by: Shuting Gurly || 03/07/2016 2:01 Comments || Top||

Hassan al-Turabi, Sudan's Islamist idealogue, dies at 84
[The Telegraph] London-educated scholar who built Africa's first Islamic state and turned Khartoum into a hub for terrorists from Osama bin Laden to Carlos the Jackal.

Hassan al-Turabi, the power behind Sudan's Islamist coup and the man believed to have invited Osama bin Laden to the country during the 1990s, has died at the age of 84.

Sudan's state broadcaster interrupted its regular programming to announce his death.

"The Islamist intellectual Hassan al-Turabi has died," it said, before broadcasting verses from the Koran.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/07/2016 04:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [667 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Educated by Egyptian Muslim Brothers who escaped persecution under Nasser, the Sudanese 'alim' never once renounced his heritage. Similar to what is said about a Marine, "once a Brother, always a Brother."
Posted by: Bugs Unaviper5548 || 03/07/2016 9:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Late, but better now than later.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/07/2016 13:11 Comments || Top||

#3  only the good die young
Posted by: Clineth the Anonymous4966 || 03/07/2016 13:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Dat because they didn't live to see the good stuff.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/07/2016 17:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Has Obama sent his condolences?
Posted by: chris || 03/07/2016 21:39 Comments || Top||

Taliban refusal puts talks in jeopardy
[DAWN] Efforts for reviving the reconciliation dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban ran into trouble on Saturday with the main faction of the turban group denying it planned to join the process, besides questioning its efficacy.

"We unequivocally state that the leader of Islamic Emirate has not authorised anyone to participate in this meeting," said a statement by the Taliban, who officially call themselves ‘Islamic Emirate’ -- the moniker they used during the period they ruled Afghanistan.

The statement further reiterated the conditions the group has been stating all along for entering the peace dialogue -- exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan, lifting of curbs on Taliban leaders and release of Taliban prisoners from Afghan jails.
Posted by: Fred || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Airstrike kills 10 in central Somalia
An airstrike by unidentified Ruritanian fighter jets has claimed the lives of at least ten people, including unarmed civilians in central Somalia, an senior official said on Sunday.

Confirming the incident, Bulo-Burde district commissioner Abdulaziz Durow, said the warplanes bombed Al shabaab-held Qob-Yahas, Ran Gobo and Raso, all are located in the west of the town.

“The military jets pounded on different Al shabaab positions near the town, and killed at least ten people, most of them innocent civilians,” said Bulo-Burde district administrator.

In the past, Ruritanian Kenyan military warplanes killed dozens of ‘civilians’ in Southern Somalia in airborne attacks aimed at the Al-Qaeda-linked Al shabaab fighters.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Egypt: Hamas, Brotherhood involved in assassination of top prosecutor
[AlAhram] The Egyptian interior minister said on Sunday that leaders of the Moslem Brüderbund in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and the group's Paleostinian offshoot Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, were behind the liquidation of top prosecutor Hisham Barakat on 29 June, 2015.

Barakat died from injuries sustained in a Cairo kaboom; the only successful liquidation attempt against a state official since an upswing in turban violence following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghafar said that Turkish-based leaders of the Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, criminal masterminded the liquidation, while Hamas "provided training for gunnies to execute it and also took part in planning it."

"We intercepted electronic communications in a way that had never been done in the history of the Egyptian security apparatus," Abdel-Ghafar told a news conference.

"There is a major conspiracy targeting the Egyptian state... It began a long while ago and included a number of turban attacks, including the liquidation of prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat."

Abdel-Ghafar said that Hamas was not involved in the operation within Egypt, but planned and provided training for gunnies in Gazoo.

Hamas denial
Hamas expressed dismay at Abdel-Ghafar's accusations, with front man Sami Abu Zuhri
...a senior spokesman for Hamas. Zuhri gained notoriety in 2006 when he dropped his money belt containing somewhere between 640,000 and 900,000 euros, which was confiscated by Paleostinian security and customs officials at a routine border crossing from Egypt to Gaza. The news brought competing Hamas and Fatah forces to the crossing checkpoint for an epic face-making and hollering contest...
describing them as "untrue".

He was quoted by the group's website as saying that Abdel-Ghafar’s claims are not in line with "the efforts exerted to develop relations between Hamas and Cairo."

He also called on Egyptian officials "not to involve Paleostinian factions in internal domestic disagreements."

Egyptian officials have more than once linked Hamas to terror acts in Egypt, which spiked following the toppling of Morsi in 2013.

Though 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 affiliate Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis grabbed credit for a large number of turban attacks in Egypt over the past two years, no one has grabbed credit for Barakat's liquidation.

Abdel-Ghafar added that police had identified a number of apartments across the country where gunnies were manufacturing explosives.

"All of those enjugged
Please don't kill me!
were referred to the prosecution... they all admitted to being Brotherhood members," Abdel-Ghafar said.

During the conference, a video was played showing testimonies of a group of people admitting to being involved in terror activities.

They said that the liquidation was initially planned for 28 June but was called off after the turbans’ "tracking unit" informed the others that Barakat's convoy was not taking its usual path.

The suspects said that former health ministry spokesperson and now-runaway Yehia Moussa told them to "prepare themselves" for the planned liquidation of Barakat.

Some of the men said they had received training from Hamas in Gazoo, including in "tracking" and "planned operations."

Six detained in connection with killing of Egypt's top prosecutor last year

[AlAhram] Egypt's general prosecution ordered the detention of six suspects for 15 days pending investigation into charges of killing the prosecutor-general in June 2015, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Sunday.

The defendants, who were nabbed
Please don't kill me!
on Saturday, are the first to be identified as suspects in the murder.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

Gunmen ambush an ambulance, kill three in Egypt’s Sinai
[Iran Press TV] Gunmen have shot and killed a medic and two members of Egypt’s security forces who had been maimed in a bombing attack and were in an ambulance en route to a hospital in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula.

According to a senior Egyptian security officer who was speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, the incident occurred in the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, located about 334 kilometers (207 miles) northeast of the capital, Cairo, on Sunday, when the ambulance was ambushed.

The two security forces had been injured in a blast that had targeted their armored vehicle earlier.

"When the ambulance left the site of the blast with the maimed security members, it came under attack from gunnies," the officer said.

"Two maimed security personnel and a medic were killed in the ambush," he added.

Mahmud Amer, the head of the North Sinai ambulance service, also confirmed the death of the medic in the attack but did not provide details.

No group or individual has so far grabbed credit for either acts of violence.

The Sinai Peninsula has been under a state of emergency since October 2014, following a deadly terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 33 soldiers.

Over the past years, hard boyz have been carrying out anti-government activities and deadly attacks, taking advantage of the turmoil caused in Egypt after democratically-elected President Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the military in July 2013.

Velayat Sinai turbans have carried out most of the attacks, mainly targeting the army and police.

In November 2014, the group pledged allegiance to the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
Daesh [Islamic State] terrorist group, which is mainly wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under:

Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen retirement home attack
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Gunmen have kidnapped an Indian priest from an old people’s home they attacked last week in southern Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
killing at least 15 people, local government and security officials said on Sunday.

The Indian Foreign Minister announced on her twitter account an Indian national identified as Father Tom Uzhunnalil had been "kidnapped by turbans in Yemen."

The minister, Sushma Swaraj, added that officials in neighboring Djibouti were trying to ascertain the whereabouts of Father Uzhunnalil "so that we can secure his release."

Officials in the local government of Aden confirmed that the priest had been kidnapped and said authorities were investigating the attack.

No one grabbed credit for Friday’s assault in which four gunnies posing as relatives of one of the guests at the home burst inside, killing four Indian nuns, two Yemeni female staff members, eight elderly residents and a guard.

The motive for the attack was not immediately clear, the official said.

"These terrorist acts have continued and have touched the innocent, the peaceful, the unarmed and religious figures," state news agency Saba said, quoting a source in the Aden office of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Posted by: Fred || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Bangladesh arrests three suspected militants
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Bangladesh’s elite anti-terrorism unit detained on Sunday three suspected members of a myrmidon group believed to be behind a spate of recent attacks in the south Asian country.

Muslim-majority Bangladesh has seen a rise in Islamist violence in which liberal activists, members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups have been targeted.

The detainees were members of the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s which remains obscure even today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt.
and were jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in a raid conducted in the northwestern district of Rajshahi, said Rumman Mahmud, a deputy director of the Rapid Action Battalion.

Sixteen crude bombs, seven petrol bombs and krazed killer books were also found in their possession, he added.

The group is believed to be behind attacks such as the bombings of a Shi'ite shrine and the killing of two foreigners.

ISIS has grabbed credit for some of the attacks, including the killing of a Hindu priest last month, but the government has denied the myrmidon group has a presence in Bangladesh.

At least five snuffies of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen have been killed in shootouts since November, as security forces stepped up a crackdown on Islamist snuffies seeking to make the moderate Muslim nation of 160 million a sharia-based state.
Posted by: Fred || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

European migrant excitements
All dates European.
[Breitbart] 06/03/2016 – UELZEN, Germany – Pensioner wounded by gun-toting thief

A man described as being between 30-40 years of age, of dark complexion “possibly North African” held up a kiosk on Tuesday, threatening the owner with a gun and demanding cash. When the owner refused, the perpetrator fired his weapon at the ceiling several times and fled on a bicycle. A 61 year old man was wounded in the arm during the failed robbery.

06/03/2016 – UELZEN, Germany – 18 year old sexually assaulted

A young woman was sexually assaulted in the early evening of the 21st of February, being persued by two men, one of whom took her hand and placed it on his abdomen. The men, dressed in dark clothes were described by police as speaking in a foreign language. Police are appealing for witnesses.

06/03/2016 – OSLO, Norway – Muslim in Court for Recruiting Seven Jihadis for ISIS

Ubaydullah Hussain appeared in an Oslo court Thursday charged with recruiting at least seven men to joint he Islamic State in Norway. He is also charged with threatening a witness in the case among other chrages. The 30 year old was arrested in December and the court prosecutor accused him of trying to recruit from the most vulnerable in society going after drug addicts and criminals Local.no reports.

06/03/2016 – COLOGNE, Germany – Migrant jumps from balcony to avoid deportation

An 18 year old Armenian migrant who was set for deportation at Cologne-Bonn airport attempted to flee by jumping off a balcony. The migrant broke at least one leg in the 22 foot drop according to police who said he just wanted a cigarette. His sister was also deported back to Armenia the same day. The 18 year old is currently in hospital due to the severity of his injuries N-TV reports.

05/03/2016 – IDOMENI, Greece – Migrants Block Rail Tracks to Protest Border Closure

Hundreds of Migrants have blocked the railway tracks and have made all traffic come to a standstill. The large crowd blocked the path of a freight train going from Greece to Macedonia. Among the protesters were No Borders activists who encouraged migrants to chant “open the border”. An estimated 11,000 migrants wait at the border to get though according to N-TV — although some estimates not put the figure as high as 30,000.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/07/2016 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hate metric dates. :(
Posted by: Shipman || 03/07/2016 17:26 Comments || Top||

Migrants drown off Turkey, few allowed in Macedonia
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least 25 people drowned off the Turkish coast while trying to reach Greece on Sunday, while Macedonian authorities imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the Greek border.

The Turkish coasties launched a search-and-rescue mission for other migrants colonists believed to be missing from the accident, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported, and rescued 15 off the Aegean Sea resort of Didim, it added.

The dead included three children, according to private Dogan news agency. Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Slats Chumbaloni was staring into a hole that was just .45 inch in diameter and was less than three feet from his face ...
Greek police officials said Macedonian authorities are only allowing those from cities they consider to be affected by war to cross the Idomeni border crossing from Greece.

That means people from cities such as Aleppo in Syria, for example, can enter, but those from the Syrian capital of Damascus or the Iraqi capital of Baghdad are being stopped.

The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak on the record.

A UN refugee agency official in Macedonia confirmed the new restrictions, and criticized the decision.

"This is not all right," said Ljubinka Brasnarska, UNHCR senior external relations assistant in Macedonia, told the AP. "Everybody from Syria who came needs international protection. This decision could be taken only by other competent international bodies, not by border authorities," she said, adding she couldn't explain the latest move.
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The Grand Turk
Turkish kops punctuate Wimmins Day protest with rubber bullets
ISTANBUL – Turkish police on Sunday briefly detained at least one woman and fired rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of hundreds of people trying to mark International Women’s Day in central Istanbul.

The group, which gathered two days before official Women’s Day commemorations on March 8 in order to draw more supporters on a Sunday, had ignored a ban on the march by the Istanbul governor who scrapped this year’s rally, citing security concerns.

They were seeking to draw attention to women’s issues in Turkey, which ranks 77th out of 138 countries on a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) index of gender equality.

The government frequently faces criticism for its handling of women’s issues, including the failure to stem high rates of violence and low female participation in the workforce.

Violence committed by domestic partners is 10 times more likely in Turkey, which aspires to join the European Union, than in other European countries, according to the U.N.

Hundreds of women filled the square in the Kadikoy district on the Asian side of Istanbul chanting slogans and carrying purple banners, the hallmark of a movement centered on women’s social and economic issues.

Plainclothes police began shoving members of the group, and many women fled the square when riot police fired rubber bullets into the crowd.

“We have always said that we would never leave the streets for the March 8 demonstration, and we never will. Neither the police nor the government can stop us,” protestor Guris Ozen told Reuters before the crackdown.

“You see the power of women. We are here despite every obstacle and we will continue to fight for our cause.”

Skirmishes also broke out during demonstrations in the capital Ankara, where dozens of women took to the streets.

Turkey has sharply limited the right to peaceful assembly in recent years, giving police wider powers to detain protesters and the courts more power to prosecute them.
Posted by: badanov || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And there you go...declarative action as a definitive statement of principled vs. primitive. Enforcing the rules of social order manifests as cops shooting women. Neither has an alternative recourse.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/07/2016 14:18 Comments || Top||

8 Afghan nationals among 100 arrested
PESHAWAR: More than 100 suspected people including eight Afghan nationals were apprehended by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) during door-to-door search operations in different areas on Sunday.

According to police sources, police and security forces in Hayatabad and Faqirabad areas of Peshawar conducted the joint operations. During the operations, at least 150 houses were searched. The lady police personnel also took part in the operations and four pistol and hundreds of bullets were recovered from possession of arrested suspects.

The detainees were shifted to concerned police stations for interrogation.
Posted by: badanov || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under:

Delhi, Guj, J&K on high alert
[Daily Excelsior] Delhi was today put on high alert after Police received inputs that 10 suspected LeT and JeM murderous Moslems believed to have entered India from Pakistain through Gujarat
...where rioting seems to be a traditional passtime...
may have sneaked into the national capital for an attack even as four elite NSG teams were rushed to the western State.

On the eve of ‘Maha Shivratri’ festival, Gujarat as well as other metros and Jammu and Kashmire were also on high alert with raids conducted at Kutch and other places, security being beefed up at vital installations, sensitive areas and at all main temples including the famous Somnath temple where a NSG team has been deployed.

The Gir-Somnath district authorities have postponed tomorrow’s cultural event at Somnath temple owing to the terror threat.

In Kolkata, security has been stepped up at NSC Bose International Airport after an e-mail threat that it would be blown up within 24 hours, airport officials said.

The e-mail came in the airport manager’s ID early today and it was claimed to have been sent from Germany, they said.

In the national capital, security was beefed up at vital installations, important buildings and crowded places after Delhi Police received inputs about a potential terror strike in the city. A constant vigil was maintained near prominent malls, hospitals, schools and colleges.

A police source said the input specifically mentions about 10 forces of Evil of 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...
(LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
(JeM) outfits having entered India via Gujarat and that they could carry out a terror strike in Delhi.

The Special Cell and Crime Branch of Delhi Police have been briefed about the input separately, so that activities of gangs operating in and around the city and elements with suspected terror links can be monitored.

The police are also ensuring that CCTV cameras at all places with high footfall, like popular markets in the city and metro stations are functional. Patrolling across the city has been intensified,

Security has been ramped up at major religious sites in Gujarat like Somnath Temple and Akshardham and in metro cities -- Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.

Vital installations across the metros like railway stations and airports are also being secured.

An Advisory has been issued to enhance security at all strategic locations, sensitive industrial sites and religious places in Gujarat after intelligence inputs suggested that the murderous Moslems have entered the state taking the sea route, official sources said.

Gujarat DGP P C Thakur held a meeting with NSG officials in Gandhinagar and announced that one team will be sent to step up security at Somnath temple in Gir-Somnath district. Thakur issued orders late last night cancelling leave of all coppers.

"Four teams of NSG reached here(Gandhinagar) last night. Out of these, three will remain here, while one team will go to Somnath," he said. The size of each team could vary between 50 to 90 personnel.
Posted by: Fred || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

Hizb comdr killed, soldier injured in Kulgam
[Daily Excelsior] Hizbul Mujahideen top commander, Dawood Sheikh, was killed and an Army jawan was injured in a shootout at village Bichru in South Kashmire’s Kulgam district tonight.

The Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmire Police, Kulgam and Army’s 1 and 9 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) this evening received information about presence of two gunnies of Hizbul Mujahideen in village Bichru of Kulgam.

As the security forces cordoned off the village, gunnies opened fire on them injuring one soldier. He has been removed to the 92-Base Hospital at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar where his condition is said to be stable.

Security forces had information about presence of two gunnies in the village but as soon as the shootout started the residents of the area gathered near the encounter site and pelted stones at the police and Army. Reports said that this led to the fleeing of Shabir Ahmad, associate of Dawood. Security forces exercised restraint but trapped Dawood in a house after he was injured while trying to flee.

DIG South Kashmire, Nitish Kumar told Excelsior that one Lion of Islam identified as Dawood Sheikh alias Chotu of Rishipora Qaimoh was killed by security forces in the shootout.

Dawood was one of the most wanted gunnies in the district and was involved in several militancy related incidents. He was A+ category Lion of Islam and was active for several years in South Kashmire. One AK-47 rifle was recovered from the encounter site.

The DIG said that the Dawood was involved in the killing of an Army man of 162-Territorial Army (TA), Gowhar Ahmad Matoo son of Bashir Ahmad Matoo resident of Ganjipora Kulgam on July 16, 2014. "He was also involved in the killing of National Conference worker and Panchayat member, Haji Gul Mohammad Bhat son of Abdul Gani Bhat of Wanpoh in Kulgam on May 28, 2014", he added.

Two cases (FIR No 153/14 U/S 307, 302 RPC and 7/27 Arms Act and FIR No 95/14 U/S 307 RPC and 7/27 Arms Act) were registered against him for the killing of Matoo and Bhat.

Kumar said that the Lion of Islam was also involved in the killing of Bashir Ahmad Dar, a retired Deputy Superinte-ndent of Police at Ashmujee in district Kulgam on July 15, 2015.

The two mortar cycle borne gunnies including Dawood, were waiting outside the Masjid when Dar came out and they fired several rounds at him from their AK-47 rifle. Dar critically maimed and was removed to the Srinagar’s SMHS hospital for treatment where he died.

This is the second success for the security forces in South Kashmire against the Hizbul Mujahideen in last four days.

On Thursday three gunnies of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in a shootout with Army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmire Police in Tral area of South Kashmire’s Pulwama district.

The encounter took place in Mir Mohalla in Dadsara village of Tral. The dead gunnies have been identified as Aasif Yousuf of Dadsara Tral, Ishaq Parray of Laribal Tral and Aashiq Hussain of Chersoo village of Awantipora of the Hizbul Mujahideen.

Security forces this year achieved major success against gunnies in Kashmire killing 21 gunnies including 15 from LeT and 6 of Hizbul Mujahideen so far. This is highest number of gunnies killed in the first 65 days of the year in recent years.

Posted by: Fred || 03/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Hizbul Mujaheddin

Residences in Diyala hit by mortar fire
(IraqiNews.com) A local source in Diyali province said on Sunday, that two mortar shells fell on a residential block northeast of Baqubah.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “In the late hours of yesterday, two mortar shells fell on the neighborhood of al-Mu’almin in central Maqdadiyah (35 km northeast of Baqubah), resulting in material damages without any casualties.”

“The nieghborhood of al-Mu’almin has been exposed to shelling during the past three days,” the source added.

Iraqi militia man dies in armed attacks

(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – A local source in Diyala Province announced on Sunday, that one of al-Hashd al-Shaabi members was killed during an armed attack northwest of Baquba.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This evening, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a vehicle belonging to one of al-Hashd al-Shaabi members while passing in Baquba-Muqdadiya road northwest of Baquba, killing him on the spot.”

The source added, “The security forces transferred the dead body to the forensic medicine department and opened an investigation into the incident.”
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Iraqi kops seize 46 IEDs in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkik – The directorate of combat against crime in Kirkuk announced on Sunday, that the security forces found 46 explosive and adhesive devices ready to target the civilians and security forces in southern Kirkuk.

Kirkuk Police Chief Colonel Radwan Shakor said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “13 improvised explosive devices, 33 adhesive devices and 20 batteries were found near Daquq water project,” pointing out that, “These improvised explosive devices were ready to target the innocent civilians and security forces.”

Shakor added, “The security force transferred the improvised explosive devices to another site in order to detonate them.”
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Iraqi kops detain 22 ISIS deserters in Salahaddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahaddin – A security source in Salahuddin Province announced on Sunday, that the security forces arrested 22 members of the so-called that were disguised as refugees in a camp in northern Tikrit (170 km north of Baghdad).

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “The licensed security forces started to check the security files of the displaced families in the Silo Camp in al-Hojjaj area in southern Baiji in northern Tikrit.”

The source added, “The security forces arrested 22 ISIS fighters who were disguised as refugees in the camp.
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22 ISIS troops die in Kurd offensive in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The armed wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party announced on Sunday, that 22 members of the so-called ISIS were killed in Sinjar area, while pointed out that the security forces seized the militants’ weapons.

The armed wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Fierce battles took place between PKK troops and ISIS militants in Shlo area in Sinjar District,” pointing out that, “The confrontations resulted in the killing of 22 ISIS fighters.”

The statement added, “Large quantity of weapons had been seized from ISIS fighters,” indicating that, “Five fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party were killed during the confrontations.”
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Anbar Antics
Iraqi offensive begins in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced on Saturday, that the security forces started the liberation of Khalidiya Island east of Ramadi.

The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail Mahalawi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today the security forces carried out a military operation to liberate Khalidiya Island from the control of ISIS,” pointing out that, “The army’s 8th and 10th brigades and tribal fighters participated in the operation.”

Mahalawi added, “The operation started from the international highway toward Albu Obeid and Albu Bali,” indicating that, “The Iraqi Army Aviation and army, in addition to the international coalition aviation also participated in the operation.”

Iraqi militia liberates parts of Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The media office of Badr Organization announced on Sunday liberating 21 kilometers of land during the advance of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia in western Anbar.

The office said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “al-Hashed al-Sha’bi [militia] led by the Secretary-General of Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri had managed to liberate 21 kilometers of land as well as Um al-Marik Camp during its advance from Thurthar towards Haditha west of Ramadi.”

The statement added, “17 explosive devices had been dismantled in addition to detonating a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber.”
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Baghdad bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
2 die in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday, that 11 people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded near shops in Sabaa al-Bour area in northern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine others.”

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

1 civilian dead in Abu Gharib bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force in Baghdad province said on Sunday, that a civilian had been killed in a bomb blast that took place in western Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, an explosive device that was emplaced under a civilian vehicle has went off near the court in the district of Abu Gharib in western Baghdad, resulting in the immediate death of the owner of the vehicle.”

The source added, “A security force arrived in the area and transferred the dead to the forensic medicine department, while opened an investigation into the incident.”
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Death toll soars in Baghdad suicide bomb attack
Still at the fog of war stage...
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A jacket wallah on Sunday rammed his explosives-laden fuel truck into a security checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the war-ravaged country.

No one immediately grabbed credit for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of ISIS.

ISIS and other Sunni snuffies frequently use boom-mobiles and suicide kabooms to target public areas and government buildings in their bid to undermine confidence in the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.

Among the dead were 39 civilians, while the rest were members of the security forces. The attacker struck shortly after noon when the checkpoint at one of the entrances to the city of Hillah was crowded with dozens of cars, a police officer said.

He added that up to 65 other people were maimed and nearly 50 cars were damaged. Hillah is located about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

A medical official confirmed the causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

64 die in truck bomb attack in Babylon

(IraqiNews.com) Babylon – Babylon Police Commander Maj. Gen. Ali Hassan Kawa announced on Sunday, that 64 people had been either killed or wounded in a suicide bombing targeted a checkpoint in northern Hilla area.

Maj. Gen. Ali Hassan Kawa said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A booby-trapped truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded, at noon today, in Atar checkpoint at the entrance of the ancient city of Babylon (7 km north of Hilla), killing seven people and wounding 57 others, including security personnel, in addition to destructing the checkpoint completely.”

Kawa added, “Ambulances transferred the injured to nearby hospitals in Mahaweel and Hilla areas and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”
Rudaw adds:
The checkpoint outside of Hillah is usually clogged by traffic jams which explains the high casualty count.

ISIS claims Sunday Baghdad bombing

[KhaleejTimes] Daesh claimed responsibility for a suicide truck bomb blast that killed at least 47 people on Sunday south of Baghdad. In a statement posted on social media, Daesh named the splodydope bomber who detonated his explosives-laden truck at a checkpoint outside the city of Hilla as Abu Islam Al Ansari.

"The battle has just begun and that the worst is yet to come," the statement said.

The group claimed that the explosion had killed and wounded "more than 90" people. The attack was the deadliest bombing by Daesh in Iraq this year.
lord garth also posted an article on this story, and commented:
[notwithstanding this, civilian casualties in Iraq still run only about 20-40% as high as civilian casualties in Syria]
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Shin Bet nabs Palestinian suspected of recruiting terrorists in Cairo
[IsraelTimes] Najib Mustafa Nazal, 33, accused of drafting students to jihadist group, sending them to Gazoo for training

The Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that it has tossed in the slammer
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a Paleostinian man suspected of recruiting Paleostinians in Egypt, sending them to the Gazoo Strip for terror training, and then helping them enter the West Bank in order to carry out attacks against Israeli targets.

In a statement, the Shin Bet identified the suspect as Najib Mustafa Nazal, 33, of Qabatiya, near the West Bank city of Jenin. He is said to have moved to Cairo in 2007 for academic studies, but was arrested in the West Bank at the end of January.

Nazal, the statement said, is affiliated with the al-Mujahideen Brigades, a fundamentalist offshoot of the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
’s Fatah party now linked to the rival Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terror group.

"In recent years, activists in the organization have carried out several terror attacks against Israeli targets, including firing rockets at Israel and attempting to catalyze terror activity within Israel’s borders," the Shin Bet said.

"It is an organization that maintains ties with Hamas," the statement continued, specifying training, arms deliveries, cash infusions and other forms of assistance.

Nazal told his interrogators that during his time in Egypt, he recruited West Bank Paleostinians who were also students there, sent them to Gazoo for training, and then helped them return to the West Bank in order to "establish a military infrastructure there," the Shin Bet said.

Nazal’s Cairo apartment was allegedly used as a hub of sorts, hosting meetings between activists in various terror groups, including Hamas.

"In addition, he said he was aware of a major route for smuggling weapons from the Libya area to the Gazoo Strip through Egypt," the Shin Bet said, adding that Nazal will be indicted in a military court in the coming days.
An Nahar adds:
The agency said Mohammed Nazal was tossed in the clink
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in January at the Allenby crossing between Jordan and the occupied West Bank.
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MNLF fighter kills Abu Sayyaf militant in Sulu
[GMA News] An Abu Sayyaf militant was killed on Friday morning in an ambush staged by a Moro National Liberation Front fighter in Indanan town in Sulu. Police identified the slain insurgent as Darwin Abduhadi.

A police investigation showed that MNLF fighter Dungan Hamdani ambushed Abduhadi and two other companions in Sitio Talibang. Abduhadi was killed on the spot while Hamdani was slightly wounded in the firefight. Police said Abduhadi's companions were able to fire back at Hamdani, who manged to escape.

Police say retaliation could be the motive for the ambush. Last February 19, Hamdani's group clashed with Abduhadi's.
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Blue on blue: ISIS commander killed by own troops in Raqqa
QAMISHLI – Top jihadi commander in the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS) was killed on Sunday after internal clashes broke out among the group’s militants in Syria’s northeastern city of Raqqa.

Abu Ali al-Tunisi, a Tunisian jihadi and commander of ISIS military operations in northern Raqqa, was killed at the hands of fellow ISIS militants, according to an informed source in Raqqa.

“Al-Tunisi was attacked by a group of ISIS militants who used to fight under his command in the northern countryside of Raqqa,” local media activist Ammar al-Hassan told ARA News.

The militants have reportedly opened fire at the car of their commander on Sunday evening, killing him and two of his escorts.

“Clashes broke out among the militants after the death of al-Tunisi, until the ISIS-led Islamic Police intervened and arrested at least three of those responsible for the commander’s death,” al-Hassan reported.

This comes amid escalating rifts within the group over power and distribution of money.

Local members of ISIS have reportedly protested against the group’s leadership for promoting a number of foreign jihadis to senior positions. Moreover, a wave of outrage has recently spread among the militants for the decreasing salaries, that followed the group’s loss of key resources amid continuous airstrikes by the western coalition.

In the meantime, dozens of militant fighters deserted ISIS ranks in Aleppo with support from Syrian rebel factions. “There have been confidential contacts between opposition factions and members of ISIS over the past two months. The efforts resulted in the defection of 40 ISIS militants with support from Failaq al-Sham (main Syrian rebel group in Aleppo),” rebel spokesman Ali Jaafar told ARA News on Sunday.
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#1  awww.. I love a happy ending....
Posted by: Clineth the Anonymous4966 || 03/07/2016 13:21 Comments || Top||

#2  BTW__ shouldn't that be "Red on red"?
Posted by: Clineth the Anonymous4966 || 03/07/2016 13:22 Comments || Top||

#3  BTW__ shouldn't that be "Red on red"?

The "blue on blue" concept came into being during the 2000 presidential election in which states carrying George W. Bush were colored in red by the TV networks, while states carrying the kommie were displayed in blue. I have kept to this paradigm since.
Posted by: badanov || 03/07/2016 13:52 Comments || Top||

16 Syrian troops die in rebel attack in Latakia
LATAKIA – Syrian rebel fighters launched on Sunday an offensive on headquarters of the regime’s troops in the coastal province of Latakia –heartland of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

At least 16 pro-Assad soldiers were killed and 30 more wounded in the attack, according to the Army of Conquest–main rebel group fighting in western Syria.

“Our fighters infiltrated into the strongholds of pro-Assad troops in the town of Kallz in Kanssaba sub-district in Latakia countryside, after bombing the regime’s headquarters with dozens o mortars and rockets,” spokesman for the Army of Conquest Ali Turkmani told ARA News in Latakia.

The Syrian regime’s army forces had recently recaptured the town of Kallz after battles with rebel factions there. However, clashes resumed to the area after the rebels started fighting back using heavy weapons.

“We have detained three soldiers after killing 16 and wounding over 30 others. Our fighters have also seized a large deal of ammunition and weapons,” Turkmani said.

The clashes reportedly continued until Sunday midnight, before rebels of the Army of Conquest (aka Jaish al-Fatih) retreated from the town “without suffering any losses”, according to the spokesman.

An officer in the Syrian army, who spoke to ARA News on condition of anonymity, confirmed the rebels’ offensive in Latakia on Sunday, insisting that the army was able to repel the attack, without giving further information on their losses.
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40 ISIS troops defect to rebel side in Aleppo
ALEPPO – The Syrian armed opposition has facilitated the dissidence of dozens of ISIS militants in the northern countryside of Aleppo on Saturday.
"Please don't let them behead us!"
Rebel factions coordinated with fighters who wanted to desert the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in Syria’s Aleppo before securing their dissidence.

“There have been confidential contacts between opposition factions and members of ISIS over the past two months. The efforts resulted in the defection of 40 ISIS militants with support from Failaq al-Sham (main Syrian rebel group in Aleppo),” rebel spokesman Ali Jaafar told ARA News on Sunday.

“The confidentiality of this operation has led to its success. The fighters who deserted ISIS are now in a secure location,” Jaafar said, adding the dissidents will remain under close observation by the rebels “in order to make sure they won’t violate the principles of this deal”.

This comes as the western coalition continued striking ISIS positions in the Harbal town north of Aleppo, where dozens of militants were killed and injured in the past few days.

The northern countryside of Aleppo is witnessing battles between different armed groups. According to activists, the developments in Aleppo could determine the results of the ongoing Syria peace talks in Geneva.
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#1  Great! Now bomb them.
Posted by: gorb || 03/07/2016 8:09 Comments || Top||

Rooshun warbirds hammer targets in Aleppo
ALEPPO – Russian warplanes conducted on Sunday several airstrikes on a town held by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, killing and wounding a number of civilians, according to local activists.

The Russian airstrikes hit the ISIS-held town of Umm Kharza in the eastern countryside of Aleppo. At least five civilians were killed and a dozen more injured in the strikes.

“Local rescue teams pulled dead bodies of five victims from the rubble subsequent to the Russian raids, which mainly hit residential buildings in central Umm Kharza,” rights activist Muhannad al-Jassim told ARA News in Aleppo.

“More than 15 others were wounded in the strikes, which caused a huge damage in the town. Activists are still searching for victims under the ruins of destroyed buildings,” the source reported.

In the meantime, a source close to ISIS reported the death of one militant and injury of two others in Sunday’s strikes.

The Russian warplanes also launched three raids on ISIS-held areas in the vicinity of Syria’s northern Manbij city on the border with Turkey on Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether these strike caused any losses in the ISIS ranks.
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Terrorist shelling of Aleppo kills 13, wounds 40
At least 13 civilians died and 40 were wounded in artillery shelling by terrorist groups at a northern residential district of Aleppo in northwestern Syria, a military source told RIA Novosti, according to Sputnik.

"The terrorists opened heavy fire on the Sheikh Maksoud neighborhood in Aleppo. Thirteen civilians were killed, 40 people were hospitalized with injuries," the source said.

The largest city in Syria has been subject to intense shelling since the ceasefire between government and rebel forces came into force on February 27.

The Nusra Front terrorist group, exempt alongside the Islamic State from the Russia-US brokered ceasefire, is believed to be behind the latest attack.
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