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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1015 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder what new and interesting new names will appear today? Probably none if you-know-who's name doesn't appear first. Now that would be an interesting experiment.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/11/2016 9:42 Comments || Top||

#2  A maid of Croatia, besotted
With anything dashingly dotted,
Remorselessly smitten,
Set up with a Briton
Whose dick was, propitiously, spotted.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/11/2016 14:06 Comments || Top||

#3  And ZenFlo bangs another one out of the park like it weren't nothing. Unless he has been working on it for weeks, which would imply precognition or time travel. Phillip K. Dick, call your office!
Posted by: SteveS || 03/11/2016 14:39 Comments || Top||

#4  A bachelor glutton saved cuttings
Of extra-delectable puddings,
And later, when lonely,
He'd ponder them, pronely,
Imagining glutinonous ruttings.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/11/2016 15:20 Comments || Top||

#5  A handsome young man of Dalmatia
Was stranded in Nipponese Asia,
But stitched up new togs
And respotted his dogs
And soon paid for his passage, as geisha.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/11/2016 15:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Definitely not precog. The poor man has his own private muse dropping rhymes on him at all hours of the day and night. Rather like that fairy tale princess whose every word dropped pearls and precious gems from her lips. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/11/2016 19:54 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
41 militants killed in clearance operations led by Afghan army
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 41 anti-government armed bully boyz were killed in the latest counter-terrorism operations led by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 36 others were maimed and a suspected holy warrior was jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by the security forces during the same operations.

A statement by MoD said at least 15 of the bully boyz were killed in Chora and Herawood districts of Uruzgan province and 12 others including a commander of the group were maimed.

The statement further added that 6 bully boyz were killed and 11 others were maimed in an operation in Darqad district of northeastern Takhar province.

At least 3 bully boyz were killed and 2 others were maimed in a separate operation in Dand-e-Shahbuddin district of Baghlan province, MoD said, adding that 4 others were killed and another suspect was held in Kot district of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

MoD also added that 4 bully boyz were killed and 6 others were maimed in an operation in Nejrab district of eastern Kapisa province.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


9 militants killed in Afghan army raid in Helmand province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least nine anti-government armed hard boyz were killed in a raid by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the raid was conducted in the vicinity of Lashkargah city by the Afghan armed forces from the 215th Maiwand Corps.

MoD further added that 5 hard boyz were also injured during the operation, while 2 others were tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in a separate raid by the commandos of the Afghan National Army from Greshk district.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where anti-government armed hard boyz are actively operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

The Talibs launched coordinated attack on government compounds in Greshk district of Helmand province earlier yesterday, with the local officials saying the jacket wallahs attacked the district police commandment, NDS department and the district administrative compound.

The officials further added that 16 suicide bombers and hard boyz were killed in the attack and 21 others including civilians and security personnel were maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban infighting death toll rises to 150 in western Herat province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The corpse count as a result of the bloody festivities among the rival Taliban groups has climbed and reached to almost 150 people, local officials said Thursday.

A member of the provincial council confirmed the latest toll and said majority of those killed belong to Mullah Mohammad Rasool, one of the main side in the deadly infighting.

The local government officials confirmed the bloody infighting which broke out on Monday afternoon but said the exact corpse count could not be confirmed at the moment.

Another security official earlier today confirmed that nearly 200 Talibs were killed or maimed in the attack.

The official further added that the two rival groups have also summary executions of the detained fighters as well as the local residents.

The festivities continue between the two sides in two regions of Shindand district, Charqala and Bakhtabad, according to the local security officials.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, the spittle had reached unprecedented levels...
reports emerged on Wednesday suggesting that two top Taliban leaders, Mullah Malik and Mullah Wakil, were reported in the infighting.

The infighting among the Taliban factions has not been rare and is taking place occasionally in parts of the countyr, which is mainly triggered due to differences over the leadership of the group which was assumed by Mullah Akhtar Mansoor last year.

The Talibs also entered into a deadly infighting in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province three months ago which followed months after the election of Mullah Mansoor as the new Taliban supreme leader.

Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  just a few miles from the Iran border
Posted by: lord garth || 03/11/2016 1:14 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Militants attack checkpoint near Libya’s Misrata, air strikes hit Sirte
ISIS militants attacked a checkpoint south of the Libyan city of Misrata on Wednesday, killing three security personnel, a military source said, after an air strike in Sirte killed three children and wounded their mother.

Checkpoints south of Misrata are manned by brigades from the city. The Abu Grain checkpoint, about 140 km (85 miles) west of Sirte, was attacked in the late afternoon, hours after the air strikes, raising the possibility that it was a retaliatory move.

There was no immediate confirmation from officials in Misrata, but forces from the city regularly carry out air strikes on Sirte.

Abu Grain is on the road between Misrata and Sirte, where militants loyal to ISIS took control last year. The militants withdrew after the attack and the situation was under control, the military source said.

War planes, believed to be from Misrata, carried out air strikes at three different sites in Sirte, including near a water plant - where the children were killed - and close to a hotel complex in the city center, the resident said.

Also on Wednesday, a source from Zintan said forces from the town clashed with suspected ISIS militants who had briefly taken control of a major road about 320 km west of Sirte and 200 km south of the capital, Tripoli.

One member of the Zintan forces was injured before the militants retreated, the source said.

ISIS has taken advantage of political and a security vacuum in Libya to establish a foothold in the North African country, carrying out attacks on cities and against oil installations.

Benghazi air strikes tonight while a further mass grave is found

While war planes tonight bombed remaining insurgent positions in Benghazi, the search is on for further mass graves near a key area retaken by the army last week.

Government planes attacked terrorists in Gwarsha and Sabri with one massive explosion in Gwarsha. In response rockets have been fired apparently at random striking Buhdeima, Tabalino and close to Rahabah. It is not yet clear if any casualties were caused. In the last two days of fighting, three soldiers have died.

The initial momentum of the army’s assaul,t which saw the terrorists lose Leithi Hawari and their main supply port at Mreisa, has slowed. A source close to the army has said that IS, Ansar Al-Sharia and their allies are now effectiely cut off from resupply and reinforcements.

Meanwhile Libyan Red Crescent workers are searching for further mass graves in Hawari near the former Rafallah Saiti camp which was a major IS command post. So far two such burials have been found. Yesterday, in a four-hour operation, nine badly-decomposed bodies were exhumed from open ground near the camp and taken away for forensic examination. The suspicion is that the victims were prisoners who were executed summarily.
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Tunisian Security Forces Besiege Terrorists in Ben Guerdane
[ALMANAR.LB] Tunisian security forces stepped up the anti-terrorist operations in Ben Guerdane city which lies near the border with Libya, killing four holy warriors and arresting 2 others.

According to Al-Manar news hound, the festivities between the two sides continued as the Tunisian troops besieged forces of Evil inside the city and chased others in its vicinity.

ISIL terrorist group issued on Thursday a statement in which it grabbed credit for the failed terrorist attack in the Tunisian southern city, acknowledging its failure and threatening of more operations against the entire country.

Tunisian forces repelled a terrorist assault Monday on Ben Guerdane near the Libyan border, killing 35 gunnies in what authorities said was a thwarted effort to establish an emirate of the so-called 'Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
5K Yemeni Republican Guard Soldiers give it up
Jeddah- Over five thousand Yemeni Republican Guard soldiers and officers supporting the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh have turned themselves in to the National Army of Yemen. Among those who surrendered are 3250 who have arrived at the 4th military district, in preparation for participating at the anticipated Taiz military confrontation against Houthi and pro-Saleh supporting militias.

The battle is expected to take place over the few upcoming days. Moreover, military leaderships are trying to reach senior officials that stood out and abstained from participating in the insurgency.

Commander of the Aden 4th military district Brig. Ahmed Saif told Asharq Al-Awsat that large numbers of soldiers belonging to the Yemeni Republican Guard have fled their boot camps and joined pro-legitimacy zones in their region. It is remarkable that some groups of soldiers and officers have even joined pro-legitimacy forces on field.

The 4th military district took in an approximate 32520 Republican Guard soldiers and officers after they refused to execute orders dispatched by insurgent militias on multiple occasions. Those who have crossed sides are at full readiness to carryout combat orders against Houthis in Taiz’s battlefront and to advance towards other governorates.

Brig. Saif pointed out that the defectors leaving the insurgency are not restricted to one brigade only, several Republican Guard defectors are fleeing from a formation comprising up to 32 different brigades. The event coincides with the escalating disputes between Houthi militias and the Republican Guard leaderships.

Disputes are rising on two issues addressing priorities and capacity leverage leaders on military operations are entitled to. Inner-insurgency conflicts have reached their breaking point. Only last Wednesday did the first round of fire exchange between Houthis and Pro-Saleh supports take place in the Harad District; however, the reasons behind the clash remain unknown. Military sources translate this to be the end of the insurgent alliance which primarily aimed at tearing the country apart and having it dive into pitch-black chaos.

The conflict rising among the militia lines can be taken advantage of, according to 4th district commander Saif. The military deterioration militants are suffering must be faced with immediate full-on

offensive by national forces. Political contact must continue to take place with military officials that have maintained an unbiased stance from the crisis, especially those residing in Sana’a. They have refused to join the militias; however, they should be convinced to join pro-legitimacy forces, Saif siad.

He further added that the conflicts among the insurgency help the pro-legitimacy forces directly on the battlefield. The National Army has yet not faced serious issues on all fronts. The army receives directions from military leaderships and executes them swiftly. The mechanics employed by the National Army has contributed to prevent field failures.
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Bangladesh
4 JMB men get life term for 2005 series blasts
[Dhaka Tribune] A Dhaka court has handed down life imprisonment to four Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) turbans for their role in the 2005 series kaboom.

Judge Momtaz Begum of Speedy Trial Tribunal 3 yesterday also slapped a Tk20,000 fine each on Kawsar Alam Sumon, Yunus Mia Kawsar, Mehedi Habib Mohammad Rafiq, and Ashraf alias Ashraful Islam alias Sharif.

All but Sharif are in police custody. The court acquitted eight others.

Banned holy warrior group JMB orchestrated a series bomb kabooms in 63 districts in 2005 demanding introduction of sharia laws.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


Four pirates killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’
[Dhaka Tribune] Four alleged members of a pirate gang, including its ringleader, were killed in a ‘shootout’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Bangladesh Coast Guard in the Sundarbans yesterday morning.

Lieutenant Colonel Faridul Alam, commanding officer of Barisal Rab-8, said they had got information that members of a pirate gang locally known as ‘Nayan Bahini’ were taking preparation to commit a robbery in the area, a joint team of RAB and Coast Guard launched a drive there. 19 fishermen were kidnapped from Barguna’s Patharghata area a few days ago and they were held hostage by Noyon Bahini, said Faridul Alam.

The team reached Kachikhali Chandeshwar area under Shoronkhola upzila, Bagerhat around 6:30am.

Spider senses tingling at the proximity of the joint team members, the pirates shot up them prompting the team members to fire back, triggering a shootout. After 40 minutes’ shootout, the pirates expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.

Later, the joint team recovered the bodies of Manir Hossain,25, commander of ‘Nayan Bahini’ and son of Abduk Khalek of Patharghata upazila in Barguna district, and Enam Ahmed,35, deputy commander of the gang and its two members Gias Uddin,25, and Hachan,20, residents of Chittagong.

Eighteen firearms and 450 rounds of bullet were also recovered from the spot. The bodies of the dacoits were sent to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital morgue. Two cases were filed in this connection.

Earlier, two forest bandidos were killed in a "shootout" with RAB personnel at Tambulbunia canal of Chandpai range of the Sundarbans on December 28, last year.

The RAB members also recovered 17 firearms and 450 rounds of bullets from the forest during the drive.

Despite effort from law enforcment agencies, piracy in the Sundarbans has sharply risen with the killing of several fishermen and around 200 incidents of abduction in the last six months.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Pirates

#1  Time to deploy Q-ships masquerading as fishing boats.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 03/11/2016 14:03 Comments || Top||


Europe
Imam arrested in Italy, suspected of planning Rome terror attack
Italian counter-terrorist police have arrested a 22-year-old Somali imam and asylum-seeker, for planning a terror attack on the city of Rome as well as “intense and vehement proselytism” among migrants for jihad.
A little young to be a number 3, isn't he?
On Wednesday, police moved swiftly to arrest the man at the “Happy Family” migrant reception center where he was living in Campobasso, in the southern Italian region of Molise, saying they had evidence he intended to leave that very day for Rome where he planned to carry out an attack.

Prosecutors also claim they have “clear technical evidence” indicating that the imam, who told others living at the center that he was a member of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, was preparing an attack in Rome. He had been denied refugee status and would have had to leave the migrant center soon.

Just over two months of intense investigation, including the interception of phone conversations and taped footage from a hidden camera placed in the man’s room, allowed the counterterrorist agents ascertain the real extent of his words and intentions.

According to police, in an intercepted conversation the man uttered the phrase, “Let’s start with Italy, let’s go to Rome and start with the station,” referring to Rome’s iconic Termini train station.

“The war continues. Charlie Hebdo was only a foretaste of what is happening now,” he also said, as well as “there’s an easier way: to equip themselves and blow themselves up, that’s the easiest way.”

The man allegedly used his platform as imam to praise last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris and the “martyrdom” of its perpetrators, urging the other guests of the center to join jihad and follow him, first to Rome and then to Syria.

At the end of one service, the imam offered a prayer for the Islamic State and for the fighters who sacrifice themselves for the cause.
Either jug him for 20 years or bind him and toss him into the middle of Puntland...
According to the charges brought against him, the young Somali sang the praises of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Al Shabaab, in an attempt to radicalize other guests of the reception center to undertake violent actions under jihad. The chief prosecutor of Campobasso, Armando D’Alterio has described his activities as an “intense and vehement proselytism” for jihad against the West.

In one recorded sermon, the imam declared to the other guests at the migrant center:

“This month the Prophet is preparing soldiers against the idolaters, fighting against the enemies of God. So take advantage of this month, and race to be the first. God has ordered us to kill his enemies and make jihad in his name, preach religion and Sharia and punish the sinner.”

Police believe the Rome attack was still in the planning stages, and that the man had not yet acquired the necessary materials to carry it out. They do, however, identify him as “extremely dangerous and determined,” with clear intentions of violent actions.

“The arrest in Campobasso shows that the system of prevention works,” said Italian Minister of the Interior Angelino Alfano. “We have a very strict, technically equipped monitoring system in all the centers and places where proselytism can occur and where recruiting could theoretically take place.”
Posted by: Steve White || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


The Grand Turk
7 Kurd kommies killed in Turkey
Seven Kurdish militants were killed in a gunfight in southeast Turkey’s largest city Diyarbakir on Thursday, security sources said.

Turkish authorities announced on Wednesday the end of military operations in the Kurdish Sur district of Diyarbakir (Amed), southeastern the country.

“The military operations in the district ended at 16:00 pm on Wednesday, while curfew is ongoing since the 2nd of December last year,” Chief of staff of the Turkish army said in a statement on Wednesday.

The clash reupted in the city’s Sur district, parts of which have been devastated in fighting between security forces and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants since a two-year-old ceasefire collapsed last July.

The sources said Special Forces police clashed with the militants after they opened fire from a basement in Sur, an area surrounded by UNESCO-listed Roman-era walls, which was placed under 24-hour curfew on Dec. 2.

The army said on Thursday 279 PKK fighters had been killed in operations in Sur since Dec. 17.

Military operations have also recently arrived to an end in other parts of the mainly Kurdish southeast, most recently in the town of Idil, near the Syrian border where 120 PKK fighters were killed in three weeks of fighting there, according to military sources.

More than 40,000 people have been killed since the PKK launched its insurgency in 1984. The group, which says it is fighting for Kurdish autonomy, is labelled as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
9 missing in Wana
WANA: Nine people, among them employees of the Fata Development Authority (FDA) and guards, went missing in Gul Kach area of South Waziristan tribal region on Thursday.

An official in the political administration told Dawn that Project Director Atiq Bangash was among the missing people.

He said that five officials of the FDA were inspecting small dam projects in Gul Kach area when they went missing along with four local people who served as their guards.

Gul Kach is located some 30km west of Wana, adjacent to the Zhob district in Balochistan.

The political administration has sent Khasadars (local police) to find the missing people. Tribal elders will also be contacted for the purpose.

Published in Dawn, March 11th, 2016
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under:


Gunmen kidnap eight officials from South Waziristan
PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen on Thursday kidnapped eight Fata Development Authority (FDA) employees in South Waziristan when they were heading to inspect an under construction dam in the area, security officials said.

The incident took place in Toi Khula area of South Waziristan tribal district along the Afghan border where unidentified gunmen intercepted the vehicle of abducted officials and took them to an unknown location.

Zafrul Islam, the top government official in South Waziristan, said project director of Chao Tangi small dam, two geologists and other technical staff of the dam were among those kidnapped at gunpoint.

“Gunmen kidnapped these eight men when they were heading to the dam site,” Islam told AFP.

Another senior government official confirmed the abduction and told AFP that a search operation has been launched to locate the abductors.

No group has yet claimed responsibility.

Pakistan army stepped up its offensive in the region after the Taliban's massacre of 153 people, mostly children, at an army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014, and has killed or pushed hundreds of militants to Afghanistan.
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:


14 Afghan Taliban arrested in Pakistan’s Quetta: agency
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 14 Afghan Taliban have been tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
during a raid in Quetta, capital of Pakistain’s Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province, Dawn News reported on Thursday.

The report further states that strict security measures were taken during the raid by Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) at a compound in Pashtunabad area where the faceless myrmidons were residing.

A bigwig has told Dawn on condition of anonymity that the men were shifted to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Sleeping bags, boots and administrative objects were also recovered from the possession of the detained men, the media report adds.

"It is premature to say something about the arrest of any high profile leader among them", the official has been quoted as saying.

Pashtoonabad which houses a large number of Afghan refugees since three decades is located in the eastern part of Quetta.

Dawn report further states that several raids have been conducted in the area and suspects arrested from there in the past.

Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Commander among 8 BLA men killed in Sibi
[DAWN] QUETTA: A senior ‘commander’ and front man for a banned bad boy organization and seven other forces of Evil have been killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Sibi district.

Addressing a presser here on Wednesday evening, the Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
government’s front man, Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, said two security personnel were also killed in heavy fighting which continued for several hours in Sangan area of the district.

"I confirm the killing of a high-profile commander of the banned Baloch Liberation Army, Aslam Achou alias Merick Baloch, in the gunbattle.

"He was an Afghan Tajik and his body is now in the custody of security forces," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


Woman facilitator of PAF Badaber attack arrested from Peshawar
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: Special police units on Thursday tossed in the slammer
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
a woman controller of the PAF Badaber attack from the Telaband area of the quiet provincial capital.

Police officials claimed that the woman, Zar Zadgai, has confessed to facilitating the Lions of Islam who launched the attack on the PAF installation.

The security source also claimed that Zadgai has confessed to providing food and empty plastic bottles for storing chemicals to the terrorists.

In wake of the brazen assault, search and strike operations were initiated in Badaber and Matani areas during which police arrested at least 28 suspects, including 8 Afghan nationals.

In what appea­red to be a precisely planned and executed attack, Lions of Islam displayed their ability to breach the security of an Air Force camp by carrying out one of the deadliest assaults on a defence installation on the southern fringes of the quiet provincial capital, Dawn newspaper reported.

Twenty-nine people -- among them personnel of the Pakistain Air Force and military and some civilians -- bit the dust and all 13 turbans who had stormed the camp were also killed.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
US strikes IS group chemical weapons capabilities: Pentagon
[AlAhram] The United States has carried out air strikes that it believes have degraded the chemical weapons capabilities of 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) group in Iraq after using information obtained from a captured bad boy, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

US-led coalition forces detained Sulayman Dawud al Bakkar, IS group's head of chemical and traditional weapons manufacturing, during an operation in Iraq in February, Pentagon front man Peter Cook said in a statement.

"We believe that the information we've been able to obtain will allow us to conduct additional operations," Cook said at a news briefing on Thursday. Cook said the intelligence came from "the information we learned from this individual."

Al Bakkar, also known as Abu Dawud, was transferred to Iraqi custody on Thursday, Cook said. He gave details about IS group's chemical weapons facilities and production and the people involved, Cook said.

He said the United States does not believe it has been able to altogether eliminate IS group's chemical weapons capability.
An Nahar adds:
The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...
, citing officials, said that the U.S.-led air campaign targeted a weapons production plant in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Iraq and another against a "tactical unit" near Mosul believed to be linked to the program.

In February, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan for the first time openly accused 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 of using chemical weapons, including mustard gas, in Iraq and Syria.
Posted by: Trailing wife || 03/11/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [769 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Any proximity to Beqaa, where those mysterious trucks from Iraq went, nearly a decade and half ago?
Posted by: Blossom Splat8740 || 03/11/2016 10:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Beqaa is in Lebanon, Blossom Splat8740. Is that Hizb'allah territory? I can't imagine them sharing such things with ISIS, despite Iran sheltering that Al Qaeda contingent for so long.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/11/2016 12:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Now was that so hard? 0bama could have hit Syria's CBW capabilities instead of walking away from his red line and triggering the Ukraine and ISIS crises.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 03/11/2016 13:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Beqaa has been controlled by Hezbollah in the past. No idea about today.

Keep in mind that the ISIS people were getting support from Iran and Syria and their allies like Hezbollah back in the 'noughts when they were "the resistance" in Iraq.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 03/11/2016 14:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Bombed their hummus supply?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/11/2016 15:35 Comments || Top||


ISIS executes 3 Kurds in Ninevah
[ARA News] ERBIL – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Thursday three Kurdish men in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, on charges of “spying” for the Kurdish forces, local sources reported.

The victims were arrested earlier this week in Mosul city of Nineveh province.

After three days of interrogations by jihadis, the ISIS-led Sharia Court convicted them of spying for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces of Iraqi Kurdistan against the ISIS self-declared Caliphate.

ISIS militants publicly beheaded the three young men in the Nabi Younis neighborhood of Mosul on Thursday evening, according to a local media activist and eyewitnesses, who spoke to ARA News on condition of anonymity.

The victims were accused of leaking security information about ISIS movements to the Kurdistan’s Peshmerga army.

The extremist group has used to execute anyone suspected to have relations either with the U.S.-led coalition forces, Iraqi army or the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, especially after dozens of ISIS insurgents and prominent jihadi leaders have been killed in northwestern Iraq.

Over the last two years, hundreds of people have been arrested and executed on similar charges in the ISIS-held territories in Iraq and Syria, including dozens of media activists.
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi Army destroys ISIS headquarters south of Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Operations Command announced on Thursday, that the Iraqi Army artillery destroyed headquarters belonging to the so-called ISIS south of Mosul in Nineveh Province (405 km north of Baghdad), while pointed out that the operation was carried out in response to a similar attack launched by ISIS.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The army’s 15th artillery brigade carried out an artillery shelling targeted the headquarters of ISIS in Sultan Abdullah village in Qayyarah area (60 km south of Mosul),” adding that, “The shelling destructed many headquarters belonging to ISIS.”

“The shelling was carried out in response to ISIS attack on the brigade’s headquarters on Thursday morning, using a number of Katyusha rockets,” the statement continued.
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baqubah Bomb Bulletin: 3 die
2 Iraqi militia die in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – A local source in Diyali province said on Wednesday, that two elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia had been killed in a bomb blast north of Baqubah.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported for IraqiNews.com, “A bomb that went off while being dismantled by two elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi in the village of al-Tala al-Awla near al-Azeem (63 km north of Baqubah) resulted in their death,” adding that, “A security force arrived in the area and opened an investigation into the incident.”

Officer killed, 2 soldiers injured while dismantling IED east of Baqubah

(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – A local source in Diyali said on Thursday, that an officer was killed and two soldiers were wounded in a bomb blast that took place east of Baqubah.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “A lieutenant was killed and two soldiers were injured while attempting to dismantle an [improvised] explosive device (IED) in Hamrin Hills near the vicinity of al-mansouriya (45 km east of Baqubah),” pointing out that, “The device was from the remnants of the ISIS control of the area over a year ago.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:

#1  With apologies to the Baqubiters for mangling their demonym.

Whose name sets aflame all Baqubah?
Ask any Mohammedan rube:
A surrendering herd
Sez the murderous word
Would be "Allah" (or "Zizzybalubah")!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/11/2016 23:54 Comments || Top||

#2  I mean, townonym... or whatever.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/11/2016 23:56 Comments || Top||


Kirkuk Kombat Chronicle: 39 die
Iraqi warbirds destroy key bridge in Kirkuk

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk Province announced on Thursday, that the international coalition aircraft destroyed a bridge west of the province (250 kilometers north of Baghdad), while pointed out that the destruction of the bridge will cut ISIS supply between Hawija and Mosul.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today the international coalition aircraft shelled Shemeet Bridge that connects the western areas of the province with Mosul, destructing the bridge completely.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The destruction of the bridge will cut ISIS supply between Hawija District and the city of Mosul.”

8 ISIS Bad Guys die preparing artillery strike

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk Province announced on Thursday, that eight members of the so-called ISIS were killed while trying to launch rockets toward Taza area in southern Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad).

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “A force from al-Hashed al-Turkmani managed, at noon today, to target a vehicle equipped with rockets belonging to ISIS members in Bashir village, killing eight ISIS members.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The deployed security forces in Taza area are working to locate and target the ISIS members in Bashir village.”

50 in Zab and Hawij flee ISIS

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk said on Thursday, that 50 people fled from the areas controlled by the so-called ISIS southwest of Kirkuk and arrived in the areas controlled by the Peshmerga forces.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “50 people including children, women and elders fled from Zab and Hawija areas southwest of Kirkuk,” adding that, “The escaped families arrived in Qaraj area in the district of Makhmour which is controlled by the Peshmerga forces.”

ISIS executes 3, Iraqi airstrikes kill 20 ISIS troops

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk Province announced on Thursday, that the so-called ISIS executed three people for collaborating with the security forces in the district of Hawija southwest of the province (250 km north of Baghdad), while revealed the killing of 20 ISIS members in an aerial bombardment launched by the Iraqi Air Force aircraft.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS executed three young people in al-Jahesh Village in Hawija southwest of Kirkuk on charges of collaboration with the Iraqi security forces,” adding that, “The three young people were shot dead in front of a gathering of people in the village.”

The source also pointed out, “The Iraqi Air Force carried out air strikes on ISIS headquarters in the industrial area, Khan Village and near Hawija Technical Institute in the district of Hawija, killing 20 members of ISIS, and destructing three vehicles, as well as six machine guns.”

8 ISIS troops die in Iraqi militia artillery attack

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A source within al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia said on Thursday, that eight elements of ISIS had been killed in an artillery shelling by al-Hashed al-Sha’bi that targeted a gathering for them in southern Kirkuk.

The source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The artillery battalion of al-Abbas Regiment shelled, today, a gathering for ISIS in the village of al-Bashir located in the district of Tuz Khurmato (23 km south of Kirkuk), resulting in the death of eight [ISIS] elements as well as the destruction of a vehicle that had carried a machine gun.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added, “The intelligence efforts of al-Abbas Combat Regiment were able to locate the ISIS sites in the village of al-Bashir and determine the exact coordinates of those [sites] for the artillery battalion.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
2 die in bomb attack near Madain area

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

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this morning, near a popular market in Madain area in southern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight 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 kop dead in bombing near Arab Jabour

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday, that five policemen had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast targeted their patrol in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this morning, targeting an Iraqi police patrol while passing in Arab Jabour village in southern Baghdad, killing one of its members and wounding four others, as well as causing material damage to the vehicle.”

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

Gunman attack army officer's vehicle

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, a source in the Iraqi police revealed, that an officer belonging to the Anti-Terrorism forces was wounded in an armed attack in southern Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This morning, unidentified gunmen attacked the vehicle of an officer belonging to the Anti-Terrorism Directorate in al-Sayidiya area in southern Baghdad, wounding him with several injuries.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “A security force cordoned off the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital, while opened an investigation into the incident.”

Bad Guys kidnap girl near Diyala Bridge

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A police source revealed on Thursday, that a group of gunmen stormed a house and kidnapped a young girl southeast of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, unidentified gunmen riding a SUV stormed a house in Diyala Bridge area southeast of Baghdad and kidnapped a 15-year-old girl,” pointing out that, “The gunmen escaped to unknown destination.”

“A security force rushed to the area of the incident and opened an investigation into its circumstances, while carried out an operation to search for the kidnappers,” the source added.

Bad Guys caught robbing currency exchange in flagrante

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, a police source announced, that a security force foiled an armed robbery on a currency exchange office in eastern Baghdad, while arrested two of the robbery perpetrators.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “A joint security force from the army and police managed to foil a robbery carried out by an armed group on a currency exchange office in al-Kendi Street in al-Harithiya area.”

The source added, “Two of the robbery perpetrators were arrested, while the others managed to escape.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hundreds of illegal aliens arrested
[Ynet] In the wake of the terror attack in Jaffa carried out by an illegal alien, police tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
more than 250 illegal aliens throughout the country; police state that strong measures will be taken against employers.


More than 250 Paleostinian illegal aliens were arrested throughout the country Thursday by the police, in accordance with a government directive to implement steps to curb and stop the current wave of terror.

Police know that the courts tend to be easy on illegal aliens if they are not involved in criminal activity, so they are now targeting employers for punishment.

This week, the government convened a security meeting in light of the escalating violence, some of has been traced to illegal aliens, such as Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in Jaffa. Among the decisions taken were to close loopholes in the security fence around Jerusalem, build a fence in the area of Taruqumiya (a Paleostinian village northwest of Hebron) and the construction of the area Tarqumyia and promote speedy legislation to punish those assisting or giving lodging to illegal aliens.

Wednesday night police seized hundreds of illegal aliens, most of whom were staying in Israel because they had found a job.

In Holon, three illegal aliens who were renovating an apartment, as well as their employer, were arrested. In Bat Yam, two Paleostinians without work permits were arrested. Another eleven illegal aliens were arrested in Bnei Brak and Ramat Gan. A Bnei Brak business owner was detained for questioning for employing one of them.

22 others were arrested in an improvised residential area near Habesor Stream in the Negev. Intelligence information led Israel police, Border police and volunteers to the site, where they found that the illegal aliens had put up showers, sleeping tents, toilets and a field kitchen.

Five illegal aliens, including two minors were arrested in Kiryat Malachi. They were found at a construction site and were taken in for questioning. One of them was arrested and the others were expelled from Israel.

Police said that their actions against illegal aliens, whether in the past or the present, is meant to strengthen citizens' sense of security. They clarified that strong measures will be taken against employers, and that they will not balk at closing restaurants, construction sites or stores that employ illegal aliens and will file charges and impound vehicles.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/11/2016 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gee. Israel just managed to arrest a huge fraction of all their illegal aliens. Here in the US, 250 would be a fart in a hurricane.
Posted by: gorb || 03/11/2016 10:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Why did we automatically know from the headline alone, that it was not in the USA? Sad.
Posted by: Thrusoling Chusosing9772 || 03/11/2016 10:44 Comments || Top||


6 Palestinians trapped, 1 missing, in Gaza tunnel collapse
[IsraelTimes] Authorities in touch with men by phone after Egyptians fill passage with seawater; Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, said to be building ‘mega-tunnels’ into Sinai

Six Gazoo Paleostinians were trapped and one was missing on Thursday after a tunnel caved in, the sixth to collapse since January, a local civil defense official said.

The cave-in was caused by Egyptian flooding of the border zone in its campaign to stop smuggling, the official told AFP.

He described the underground passage from the southern Gazoo town of Rafah into neighboring Egypt as a "trade tunnel."

Israeli officials have said there are dozens of tunnels linking Gazoo to the Sinai Peninsula and used to smuggle goods -- including weapons -- and people in and out of the Gazoo Strip.

A local official confirmed that authorities had spoken by cellphone to one of the men trapped by the tunnel collapse and that rescue efforts were under way.

Tunnels falling in have left 12 Gazooks dead since the beginning of this year.

The news came amid a report that Hamas had begun to dig tunnels that are big enough for weapons-laden trucks to pass through. The Israeli Yedioth Ahronoth daily quoted Egyptian security officials on Thursday as saying that Hamas had started to build "mega-tunnels" more than three kilometers long.

The tunnels, designed to smuggle in arms as well as food and building materials, would compensate for hundreds of smaller tunnels that the Egyptians had either blocked or flooded with seawater, the officials said.

They are designed to bypass the seawater channels used for tunnel flooding and to literally undercut Egyptian efforts to raze all buildings in a roughly one-square-kilometer area aboveground, the report said.

Israeli officials, who said they were unaware of plans to construct such giant tunnels along Gazoo’s border with Israel, have linked many of the recent tunnel collapses to Hamas’s shortage of materials such as wood and cement, needed to strengthen walls of sand, the report said. Hamas has apparently been using fiberglass instead -- despite Israel’s prohibition of its entry into the Strip -- a material that has proven to be too weak to support the weight of the sand, Israeli sources told the paper.

Egyptian officials claimed that over the past few months, Hamas has been supplying rockets and deadly homemade weapons such as explosive-filled solar heating drums 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....
forces of Evil in Sinai for their own war against the Egyptian regime.

Used as roadside kabooms, the adapted drums, which normally hold water, can destroy a tank, as the Israelis discovered several years ago when such a weapon blew up an Israel Defense Forces tank in the enclave.

Hamas has been accused of training and supplying weapons to jihadis in Sinai.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/11/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Keep pumping. Slowly drowned in cave-in is not a good way to go
Posted by: Frank G || 03/11/2016 14:31 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Three nabbed in deadly attack on teacher security patrol
[The Nation] Three suspects, believed to be subordinates of a militant cell led by Adul-Harem Jehtu, have been taken into custody in relation to Wednesday's bomb attack on a teacher security patrol in Narathiwat’s Chanae district. The attack killed two and injured five.

Meanwhile, the insurgency in the far South continued early yesterday morning, when an unknown man in a pickup truck opened fire at a utility worker's home in Narathiwat's Muang district. Though nobody was wounded, Torsit's pickup truck was riddled with bullet holes.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Abu Sayyaf prisoners appeal to governments for help securing release
[AA.TR] Three foreigners suspected of being kidnapped by a Daesh [Islamic State]-linked group in the Philippines south nearly six months ago have pleaded for their lives in footage uploaded to the Internet.

A video on the Facebook page of an "Abu Muhammad" on Thursday showed Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad shirtless and surrounded by gunnies.

Hall identifies their captors as the Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
The three thin, bearded and handcuffed men appeal to their governments for help securing their release, saying that if their kidnapper's demands are not met they will be killed.

"To the Canadian prime minister and to the Canadian people in the world, please do as needed to meet their demands within one month or they will kill me, they will execute us," Ridsel -- a Canadian mining consultant -- pleads as a long haired man holds what appears to be a machete to his neck.

The video is the second to surface since the trio were kidnapped from a resort on Samal Island in Davao del Norte in September with Filipina Marites Flor.

In the first video, the kidnappers demanded P1 billion pesos ($21,500) for each of the three foreigners.

"The Canadian government has got to get us out of here fast," Sekkingstad adds in Thursday's video, saying that they are being held hostage on Sulu Island -- an Abu Sayyaf stronghold in the country’s south.

"This is the last message to families, friends and authorities... follow the negotiations and try to meet their demands or we're all dead," he adds.

Asked by Anadolu Agency to comment on the latest video, Brig-Gen. Restituto Padilla, Sulu Joint Task Force commander, declined saying he was still to see it full.

The Philippines government has repeatedly maintained a no negotiation or ransom policy with such groups.

The Abu Sayyaf -- which has reportedly pledged allegiance to Daesh [Islamic State] -- is also holding a Dutch man kidnapped more than three years ago in Tawi-Tawi and a former Italian priest seized last year in Zamboanga del Norte.

Since 1991, the group -- armed with mostly improvised bombs, mortars and automatic rifles -- has carried out bombings, kidnappings, liquidations and extortions in a self-determined fight for an independent Islamic province in the Philippines.

It is notorious for beheading victims after ransoms have failed to be paid for their release.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
al-Nusra fighters advance near Hama
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Subsequent to fierce battles with the Syrian regime forces, militants of Nusra Front (al-Qaeda branch in Syria) and allied Islamist rebels seized control of several locations in the central Hama province, local activists reported on Thursday.

Speaking to ARA News in Hama, rights activist Abdul Rahman Taha said the Nusra Front –backed by the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa brigade– carried out a surprise attack on positions for the Syrian army forces on the outskirts of the town of Maan northeast of Hama.

The Nusra Front was able to take over five locations for the regime’s special forces which used to monitor the opposition factions and movements of Islamist brigades on the outskirts of town.

“A number of soldiers from the regime’s army were killed in the attack, while clashes are still ongoing amid Russian aerial bombardment on the Nusra positions in eastern Hama,” Taha reported.

The offensive caused a state of alert in the ranks of the regime’s army in the northern and eastern areas of the province.

Earlier in January, Islamist rebels launched a massive attack on headquarters of the regime’s army in the town of Maan, but the latter was able to repel the attack backed by a Russian air cover.
Posted by: badanov || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Where is that popcorn....
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 03/11/2016 14:05 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Advances in Aleppo, Kills 140 Terrorists in Hama & Homs
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army managed to control a number of villages in east of Khanasser in Aleppo southern countryside, according to Al-Manar reporter.

Among the villages, which cover an area of 130 square kilometers, are Sardaj and Zabad.

In Hama, the Syrian army killed more than 70 Nusra Front terrorists and destroyed their vehicles, SANA mentioned.

The Syrian army clashed at dawn with Nusra Front (Qaeda branch in the Levant) terrorists who infiltrated to the villages of Maan, Tayyebet al-Esm, al-Shaata, Karah and in the surrounding of al-Rai mountain in Souran area to the north of Hama city.

The Syrian army also advanced in Homs southeastern countryside and regained Trax hill, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorist groups.

The Syrian warplanes raided ISIL sites in Palmyra, killing around 70 terrorists
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Lebanese Army Storms ISIL Posts in Ras Baalbek Barrens
[ALMANAR.LB] An airborne regiment unit of the Lebanese army raided on Wednesday the hills localed behind Ras Baalbek barrens in the eastern region of Leb, Al-Manar TV correspondent reported.

The hills contain several posts of the so-called 'Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group.

The army unit managed to storm and destroy the posts, leaving a large number of hard boyz killed or maimed.

Army helicopters took part in the operation as the Lebanese artillery was targeting positions close to ISIL deployment, the Kassarat [crushers] area in particular.

Al-Manar news hound stated that the festivities erupted at 03:00 am and lasted until 06:00 am. In the meantime, the Lebanese army check points are now targeting movements of the terrorist takfiris by appropriate weapons.

Moreover, sources told Al-Manar TV that a Lebanese soldiers was killed and several others were maimed during the engagement with terrorists.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
Times: Britons among Thousands of Secret ISIL Recruits
More on this story from yesterday.
[ALMANAR.LB] The Times newspaper published Thursday a report about the leak of classified documents from the so-called 'Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group, revealing the data of thousands of ISIL recruits, including Britons.

"Security services were last night examining files alleged to contain names, addresses and family contacts of 22,000 jihadist fighters, including at least a dozen British recruits," The Times reported.

The leak, according to the daily, was hailed as a severe setback for ISIL, providing vital intelligence on the war effort in Syria and Iraq.

The Times said that security agencies discovered that ISIL established a human resources center to make interviews with recruits and to take private information about them.

The accepted recruits can then choose whether to be jacket wallahs or soldiers, or to be committed to other tasks, it added.

The leaked documents show that ISIL had recruited fighters from 50 countries, 70 percent of whom are Arabs, while most foreigners are from La Belle France, Germany and Britannia.

It is believed that the man who leaked the documents was within the ranks of the so-called 'Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
', then he joined ISIL before fleeing away.

"The group has become under the control of former soldiers of Saddam Hussein's regime, and it is no longer committed to the teachings of Islam," the daily quoted the soldier as saying.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [376 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  There can only be one Glilet.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/11/2016 8:19 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm- in awe...
Posted by: jay-dubya || 03/11/2016 10:45 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Google testing its AI troll program on the Rant? "Impressive, most impressive"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/11/2016 13:06 Comments || Top||

#4  No more Glilet. Some random nonsense isn't worth retaining, lest the infestation spread.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/11/2016 13:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Damn. Missed it...
Posted by: Steve White || 03/11/2016 17:51 Comments || Top||


ISIL’s Omar Al-Shishani Survived US Strike: Observatory
[ALMANAR.LB] A top commander of the so-called 'Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) Omar al-Shishani, known as Omar the Chechen, was "seriously injured" in a recent US strike in Syria but not killed, a monitoring group said Wednesday, after a US official said the murderous Moslem had "likely died" in the attack.

The opposition Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that according to its sources, the March 4 strike had indeed targeted a convoy of the wanted terrorist, killing his bodyguards, but he himself "was maimed" and taken to hospital.

"He's not dead," the Observatory's director Rami Abdel Rahman said.
Pray for sepsis.
Posted by: Fred || 03/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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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

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