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US adds Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin members to list of global terrorists
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US adds Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin members to list of global terrorists
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two members of Hezb-e-Islami party led by notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil...
have been added to the list of global Lions of Islam by the United States.

"The Department of State has designated Abdullah Nowbahar and Abdul Saboor as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons that have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States," according to an official statement.

The statement by the Department of State further added that the designations blocks all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Abdullah Nowbahar and Abdul Saboor have any interest and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in any transactions with Nowbahar and Saboor.

On February 26, 2015 the U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program announced rewards for information on both Nowbahar and Saboor, the Department of State said, adding that the Secretary of State authorized a reward of up to $3 million for information on Saboor and up to $2 million on Nowbahar.

According to Department of State, Abdullah Nowbahar and Abdul Saboor are explosive experts for Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG). Both Nowbahar and Saboor participated in the September 18, 2012 attack on a bus carrying foreign employees of Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
International Airport that killed 12 people.

Saboor is also responsible for a May 2013 suicide kaboom in Kabul that destroyed a U.S. armored vehicle, killing two soldiers and four U.S. civilian contractors; eight Afghans -- including two children -- were also killed and another 37 were maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [508 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar

5 ISIS loyalists killed before attacking Afghan army posts in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five Lions of Islam affiliated with 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Lions of Islam were killed before attacking army posts in Achin district which was a stronghold of the loyalists of the terror group.

A statement by MoD said the Lions of Islam had gathered in Bandar Khor area and were about to launch an attack on the army posts but were identified and targeted by artillery unit of the army.

This comes as the Afghan national security forces concluded a major operation in Achin district last week, leaving nearly 300 loyalists of the terror group dead or maimed.

The operations continued for 21 days, involving security personnel from all security institutions, including the Afghan Air Force.

The operations by the Afghan forces were launched amid concerns that the loyalists of the terror group were looking to expand foothold and turn the region into a regional operational base.

The coalition officials estimated around 1,000 to 3,000 Islamic State fighters are stationed in in eastern Afghanistan and are trying to establish a base of operations in the rugged mountains of Nangahar Province.

Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Was the attack prevented?
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 03/12/2016 5:51 Comments || Top||

Afghan forces end Taliban siege in Greshk by killing all 10 suicide bombers
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops managed to end the Taliban siege of a governmental compound in Greshk district of southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province by killing all 10 jacket wallahs.

The siege was ended after two days of resistance by the murderous Moslems but the local officials said the Afghan forces carefully conducted the clearance operation to prevent civilian casualties and damages to the neighboring properties.

The district administrative chief Mohammad Sharif confirmed the siege was ended in the early hours of Friday morning after the Afghan forces eliminated all the assailants.

...back at the shattered spaceship, Fffflirgoll the Arcturan slithered stealthily toward the control room, where the humans had barricaded themselves...
the district police chief, Mohammad Ismail, said the attack was launched by a group of ten suicide bombers who were all killed during the shootout with the Afghan forces.

He said four security personnel bit the dust and nine others were maimed but another security official said four coppers and a soldier were killed in the attack and 12 others were maimed.

An official in Helmand Emergency Hospital said 3 dead bodies of the security personnel and 26 injured security personnel were taken to the hospital along with four civilians maimed in the attack.

The Taliban group grabbed credit behind the attack and said heavy casualties were incurred to the security forces including some senior security officers.

Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Long War Journal: US SF raid al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia
Posted by: Frozen Al || 03/12/2016 11:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Did I miss the declaration of war against Somalia?
Posted by: AlanC || 03/12/2016 16:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Nation States are a fiction in certain regions - Somalia, Libya, Iraq not to mention Sweden, Germany et al

Who would one declare war on?
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 03/12/2016 22:48 Comments || Top||

Baidoa op leads to arrests as landmine attack reported
BAIDOA, Somalia-Southwest State security forces have captured 10 people on suspicion of being deadly suicide bombing masterminds, Garowe Online reports.
Ooooouuu, a mastermind...
Security officials in Bay regional capital of Baidoa, said, apprehended Al Shabaab members tipped off police with the whereabouts of arrested suspects. Among the captured is a garage owner whom authorities blamed for facilitating terror plots.

On Feb. 29, twin suicide attacks left 30 people killed and 60 others wounded, with high intensity explosions shredding the roofs of restaurants. The targeted crowd was watching a football match in restaurants frequented by politicians and Diaspora.

Landmine blast

Meanwhile in the outskirts of Baidoa, soldiers in technical suffered one loss and seven injuries after wadding into a minefield. The army soldiers were heading to Daynunay when the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) hit.

Southwest State administration has coordinated anti-militants onslaughts with Somali National Army (SNA) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Posted by: Steve White || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Algeria Army Recovers Stinger Missiles from Slain Jihadists
[AnNahar] Algerian troops recovered six Stinger shoulder-fired ground-to-air missiles in an operation near the Tunisian border in which three suspected jihadists were killed, the defense ministry said on Friday.

The missiles, made famous by their use by the mujahedeen against Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s and Washington's subsequent multi-million dollar program to buy them back to stop them falling into the hands of Al-Qaeda, were seized along with an array of other weaponry.

They included suicide belts, rocket-propelled grenades and 20 Kalashnikov assault rifles, the ministry said.

The operation took place in the Guemar district of El Oued province, around 600 kilometers (375 miles) southeast of Algiers, on Thursday evening.

Algeria suffered a civil war in the 1990s between the government and Islamists that killed 200,000 people.

Despite adopting a peace and reconciliation charter in 2005 aimed at turning the page on the conflict, gangs remain active in the center and east of the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/12/2016 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [525 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  Wouldn't any stingers given to the mujihadshit in Afghanistan in the 80s be non usable by now? I. Mean the batteries or something has to be dead by now. Hell I have to charge my phone 3 times a day.
Posted by: chris || 03/12/2016 4:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Muslims never throw away anything that can be used to kill people.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2016 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Rocks?
Posted by: Sonny Bumble7713 || 03/12/2016 9:00 Comments || Top||

#4  "Batteries not included"
Posted by: Frank G || 03/12/2016 9:15 Comments || Top||

#5  "and if you sharpen the fins with a file it's a battleaxe.."
Posted by: Grunter || 03/12/2016 9:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Stingers need batteries and refreshing of the cooling liquid fairly often. Most are not usable after a couple years if they don't have maintenance.

Posted by: DarthVader || 03/12/2016 10:50 Comments || Top||

#7  It's the uncertainty factor: did they get new batteries? Were the missiles reconditioned?

That's what keeps anti-terror team leaders awake at night.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/12/2016 11:55 Comments || Top||

#8  Why would they be carrying non-working Stingers along with weapons that did work? Also, Benghazi in 2012 supposedly interrupted delivery of weapons to anti-Assad forces. That's only four years ago.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/12/2016 12:56 Comments || Top||

#9  FFS, chip amd PIN the bastard things...
Posted by: Grealet Stalin3886 || 03/12/2016 17:53 Comments || Top||

50 die in clashes in Taiz
Clashes intensified on Friday between Shiite rebels and local fighters in the besieged city of Taiz, killing at least 45 fighters on both sides and six civilians over the past 24 hours.

The city has seen heavy fighting between rebels known as Houthis and local resistance units financed and armed by the Saudi-led coalition that is backing Yemen’s internationally recognized government. The local fighters have been advancing and have taken control of Taiz’s western outskirts.

The medical officials said Friday that most of the 45 killed over the past 24 hours died in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition. They also said that six civilians were killed in random shelling of residential areas. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

According to witnesses, Islamic militants who are fighting next to the local resistance have kidnapped a number of Houthi supporters and members of the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s party in the city of Taiz after storming their houses and shops.

Al-Qaeda in Yemen has posted videos before for its operations in Taiz. The group, along with Salafis, has been fighting side-by-side with the local resistance fighters.

The Houthis have besieged Taiz, widely known as Yemen’s cultural center, for over a year now. Saudi-led coalition launched an extensive air campaign and send ground troops to roll back Houthis.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

The Grand Turk
Turkey slams Daesh chemical attack on Iraqi Turkmen town
[AA.TR] Turkish authorities have strongly condemned Wednesday's chlorine gas attack in Iraq's Turkmen-populated town of Tazehurmatu

The attack by the terrorist Daesh [Islamic State] group killed a two-year-old girl and severely maimed scores others.

In a written statement late on Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed serious concerns over the reports on the use of chemical weapons.

The weapons’ use was confirmed by Tazehurmatu police chief Salah Abbas who said the town was attacked with more than 40 mortar and Katyusha shells which included chemical agents.

"We reiterate our harsh condemnation for the inhumane methods used by the Daesh [Islamic State] terrorist organization," read the ministry statement.

Noting its close contact with Iraqi Turkmen officials in the region regarding the incident, Ankara said that Turkmen officials had submitted their findings to the UN mission in Iraq.

"We are ready as always to provide the required support to our Turkmen brothers in healthcare and humanitarian aid," the statement added.

Two-year-old Fatma Samir died at an Iraqi hospital on Friday after suffering serious injuries to her respiratory system.

Her father told Anadolu Agency that he held Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi responsible for the death of children like his daughter in Daesh [Islamic State] attacks.

"Since terrorist Daesh [Islamic State] emerged, our town has come under mortar and missile shelling for nearly two years. It is not a new incident," he added.

The village of Bashiri, five kilometers [3 miles] from Tazehurmatu , has been under the terrorist group’s control since 2014 when it overran djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Activists said at least 30 of the town’s 300 residents suffered severe burns and suffocation following the chlorine gas attack.

According to Tazehurmatu Police Chief Abbas, five townspeople were rendered unconscious due to the gas.

Iraqi PM Al-Abadi said on Friday that the use of chemical weapons was a "hostile crime."

"The use of chemical [weapons] by the terrorist Daesh [Islamic State] organization, especially against children and women, during the attack against Tazehurmatu is a big and hostile crime against humanity," Abadi said.

"Daesh [Islamic State] has used Mosul University to develop the chlorine gas used in Tazehurmatu ," Iraqi Turkmen Front President Arshad al-Salihi told Anadolu Agency earlier in the day.

Last month, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Daesh [Islamic State] used mustard and chlorine gas in an attack on Kurdish peshmerga forces in 2015.
Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Wait, I thought the US knocked out ISIS chemical weapons factory a couple days ago...
Posted by: chris || 03/12/2016 4:58 Comments || Top||

#2  remember, no WMDs in Iraq
Posted by: Frank G || 03/12/2016 9:16 Comments || Top||

#3  But did they cross the red-line?
Posted by: AlanC || 03/12/2016 13:01 Comments || Top||

14 Afghan Taliban militants arrested from Quetta
QUETTA: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Thursday claimed to have arrested 14 members of the Afghan Taliban during a raid at Quetta's Pashtoonabad area.

The militants were picked up from a compound located by security forces, a senior official who declined to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media told DawnNews.

The men were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

"It is premature to say something about the arrest of any high profile leader among them", the official said.

He said further information would be shared with the media after interrogation.

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

Strict security measures were taken during the raid at the compound and a large number of security personnel were deployed to avert any untoward incident.

Pashtoonabad is located in the eastern part of Quetta. The area houses a large number of Afghan refugees, who have been living there for over three decades.

Alleged members of the Afghan Taliban have been picked up by security forces from Pashtoonabad in the past too.
Posted by: badanov || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Two dacoits killed in police encounter
KHANEWAL: Two dacoits were killed during a police encounter in Dandi Sargana area of Serai Sidhu on Friday.

As per reports, police on information about four dacoits riding on two motorbikes looted Rs 12,000 from a petrol pump near Pul Bagar and fled away to Mohripur.

Police team cordoned off the area and tried to stop dacoits near Batti Bangla on which they opened fire. The police in retaliation too opted to firing as a result of which two dacoits Mukhitar Hussain and Imran were perished. Two other dacoits managed to escape.
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Army colonel shot dead in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: A lieutenant colonel of Pakistan Army was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Ring Road, Hayatabad, on Friday.

SP Peshawar Cantt Kashif Zulfiqar said Lt Col Tariq Ghafoor, a resident of Hayatabad Phase VI area, was on his way to a nearby mosque to offer Friday prayers when he was targeted. SP Kashif further said that the attack might be the result of a personal enmity. Spokesperson for the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group, Muhammad Khorasani, claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists.
That sounds like they're identified...
Ghafoor was posted in Peshawar and was undergoing postgraduate studies at a government university, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Confirming the incident, SSP city said the officer of senior rank received two bullets in the head and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.

The deceased was the son of Maj Gen (r) Fazal Ghafoor, who also served as Frontier Corps inspector general between 1994-1997 and later as a diplomat, after retiring from military service. Hayatabad is a posh suburb of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar on the south-western fringe of the city. Pakistan Army also confirmed the killing. “Lt Col Tariq Ghafoor embraced martyrdom due to firing by unidentified assailant after Friday prayers near Sarband Ring Road, Peshawar,” the ISPR said in a statement. “The officer was posted at Peshawar and was undergoing post graduate studies at a government university.” On Thursday, a Frontier Corps official was found dead inside his vehicle in Jharga village of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, within the jurisdiction area of Chamkani Police Station.
Posted by: badanov || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Judgement Day for ISIS Sharia court judges
[ARA News] QAMISHLI – U.S.-led coalition forces conducted on Friday several airstrikes on the Iraqi province of Anbar, killing a number of jihadi leaders and other militants from the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS), Iraqi officials confirmed.

“In coordination with the Seventh Division of the Iraqi army, the U.S.-led coalition warplanes attacked headquarters of ISIS jihadis in the district of Hit in Anbar province, killing some top leaders and insurgents from the terror group,” said Ali Dawood, Chairman of al-Khalidiya district.

Thursday’s strikes also hit an ISIS Sharia Court in Anbar, local sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News, journalist Sherwan Shekhi reported: “Sharia Courts are highly important because top ISIS jihadis usually gather there. Dozens of top leaders from the terror group have been killed this way.”

“The U.S.-led coalition stepped up airstrikes on vital positions of ISIS militants in Iraq in the past few months. The operations aim at destroying the infrastructure of the group in the region,” Shekhi said.

The coalition’s airstrikes have recently killed dozens of prominent leaders of the radical group across Syrian and Iraq, besides hitting tactical units and oil fields held by ISIS.
Posted by: badanov || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  BANG! Court is recessed.
Posted by: Sven the pelter || 03/12/2016 5:45 Comments || Top||

#2  El Snarkolino Diario!!!!
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 03/12/2016 22:53 Comments || Top||

Iraqi girl dies after Daesh chemical attack
A three-year-old Iraqi girl wounded in a chemical attack by the Daesh group died in hospital on Friday, medical sources and officials said.
Democrats and progressives immediately denied that IS has chemical weapons. Then they wrung their hands earnestly...
"She died of respiratory complications and kidney failure... caused by the mustard agent used by Daesh in Taza," said Masrour Aswad, of the Iraqi Commission for Human Rights.

Fatima Samir was among the dozens of people hospitalised after a chemical attack carried out Wednesday on the town of Taza, just south of the city of Kirkuk.

Burhan Abdallah, the head of Kirkuk health directorate, said four people in serious condition were transferred to Baghdad.

Aswad said the rockets fired on Taza from the nearby Daesh-held town of Bashir contained mustard agent. Other security officials said chlorine may have been used. Intelligence officials have collected samples that are still being analysed.

Abu Ridha Al Najjar, a leader in the Turkmen branch of the Hashed Al Shaabi paramilitary umbrella group, said the attack had sown fear. "International NGOs should come to the region to see the effects of such shelling and its consequences on the civilian population, including after the attack," he said.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  NOW they don't have chemical weapons - it got used up. Rinse and repeat.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/12/2016 11:22 Comments || Top||

Police arrest 177 Palestinians residing in Israel illegally in second night of raids
[IsraelTimes] In a nationwide sweep Thursday night, police tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
177 Paleostinians residing in Israel without permits, as well as 26 Israelis charged with helping them enter the country or employing them illegally.

The late-Thursday sweep included 341 sites nationwide, police said in a statement. It follows a Wednesday operation that saw 250 illegal residents arrested, alongside some 30 Israelis charged with helping them enter the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/12/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:

IAF warplanes retaliate after rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel
[IsraelTimes] Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, Health Ministry says 10-year-old killed, 6-year-old, 13-year-old hurt

Israeli jets struck the northern Gazoo Strip early Saturday morning in response to rocket fire at the southern city of Sderot hours earlier. The IDF confirmed that it struck four Hamas targets in the northern Gazoo, with Paleostinian sources saying the bombings occurred near the town of Beit Lahiya.

The Hamas Health Ministry said 10-year-old Yassin Sleiman Abu Khusa was killed and his 6-year-old sister Yasmin and 13-year-old brother were maimed in the Arclight airstrikes.

The IDF had no immediate comment about the reports of Paleostinian casualties in the strikes.

At least four rockets launched from the Gazoo Strip landed in an open field near the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Friday night. No injuries or damage were reported in the attack. All four rockets fell in open areas.

Rocket sirens sounded in the Sha’ar Hanegev area and in Sderot ahead of the projectiles’ fall.

No organization has yet grabbed credit for the launch, which came at around the same time as a shooting attack in the West Bank that left two IDF soldiers lightly hurt.

Israel has said in the past that it holds the Gazoo-based Hamas terrorist group, which rules the Strip, as responsible for any attacks initiated from within the Paleostinian coastal enclave.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remember the 'laying in the street' teen craze?
People were surprised at the results.
Posted by: Sonny Bumble7713 || 03/12/2016 10:13 Comments || Top||

Anti-Daesh coalition strikes group with rockets from Jordan
The anti-Daesh coalition recently conducted three land-based artillery rocket strikes for the first time from Jordan into southern Syria in support of fight against the militants, a U.S. defense official said Friday.

Noting the U.S. has been firing the HIMARS strikes out of the Taqaddum and al-Asad airbases in Iraq since last summer, Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for the anti-Daesh coalition, stressed that this “very versatile and flexible weapons system” was a good indicator the U.S. could integrate with southern-based opposition forces.

“We're able to use it as a nice all-weather system, with pin-point accuracy, so it's every bit as accurate as the air-based strikes that we use,” he said.

“And we fully intend to continue leveraging that.” The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a highly-mobile artillery rocket system and can use multiple munition types to strike from up to 321 kilometers (200 miles) away, according to reports.

Though recent strikes were the second coalition operation into the southern city of Al-Tanf, Syria, the latest operation with artillery rockets was the first to be conducted from Jordan. Three months ago, opposition forces conducted a mortar raid in the city and quietly exited.

“Now, they've actually taken enough that they actually are holding a piece of terrain there in Atompf, so that's good news,” he said.

Warren added that U.S. troops did not accompany the coalition while the strikes were conducted.

Asked whether the U.S. trust the Ahrar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam operating in Syria, strong armed opposition groups, Warren said the Pentagon was gaining confidence in both and worked with opposition groups in Syria.

“They are continuing to gain successes; they are continuing to, you know, learn how to fight this enemy,” he said, adding the groups not only fought against the Syrian regime but also Daesh. “I do not believe that we are providing the right support to them. We're not allied with those two groups.”
Posted by: Steve White || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Three Israelis wounded in two attacks
[Ynet] Man lightly maimed in Jerusalem knife attack; attacker flees but is caught; hours later, two soldiers maimed when bullets are fired from inside passing car.

Two IDF soldiers were lightly maimed on Friday evening when shots were fired from a passing car near a checkpoint in the Beit Horon area. The car was apparently going in the direction of Beitunia, and police began searching that area.

Hours earlier, a 29-year-old Jewish man was stabbed in his upper body on Hebron Road in Jerusalem's Old City, not far from the Dung Gate.

The stabber, a 19-year-old man from the West Bank, managed to escape, but was found hiding in one of the nearby alleys shortly thereafter by police and Border Police with the help of the police's Mabat 2000 unit, which has security cameras all over the city.

The victim, a yeshiva student who was moderately maimed, was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem after his condition was stablized and was updated to light.
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Southeast Asia
Maoist militant leader nabbed in Mindanao
[Manila Times] A senior Maoist militant leader was nabbed in a military operation conducted in Calinan district in Davao City on Tuesday. Authorities say Ruditha Rosete Gaylawan is the secretary general of Front Committee 54 of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

The militant leader faces a series of criminal charges, including murder. Her elder brother, Bobby Rosete, is also a ranking insurgent.

Last year, a top NPA leader, Leoncio Pitao, alias Ka Parago and his female medical aide, Kyle Hermosa, were killed in battles with Philippine soldiers in Davao City. Pitao, the commander of the brutal Pulang Bagani Command, has been blamed by the military for deadly attacks on military and police targets in Davao and nearby areas.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Three more BIFF bombs disarmed in Maguindanao
[InterAksyon] Three more homemade bombs thought to be planted by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were recovered and defused Thursday by military bomb experts in Maguindanao province.

The three improvised explosive devices, made of black powder with cut nails as shrapnel, were found in Datu Salibo, where the government has been constructing a flood control project. To date, at least 28 BIFF bombs have been defused in Datu Salibo.

Captain Joann Petinglay said, "We continue clearing operations. We cannot recommend as of yet the return of displaced families. Your military will not leave the site unless the communities are free of IEDs."

On Thursday, the Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao distributed food and conducted psychosocial intervention for some 700 families in Datu Saudi Ampatuan.

The latest victims of BIFF bombs were police officers of Gundulungan town, two of whom were injured when their patrol car was bombed in Barangay Bagan.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters

Russian supported Syrian troops launch new offensive
[ARA News] DARAA – Syrian regime forces started moving large weaponry shipments toward a key military airport in the province of As-Suwayda, southern Syria, in preparation for a new military operation in Daraa province against rebel groups fighting against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, local activists reported on Friday.

The regime army forces have taken al-Khalkhala military airport as a center for receiving large batches of arms and ammunition to launch operations against rebel groups in the nearby Daraa province.

“The shipments have been stored in the airport’s warehouses by the regime’s army,” media activist Ibrahim al-Jahid told ARA News in Daraa, pointing out that “pro-regime forces and allied Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have been preparing to launch an extensive military operation against Syrian rebels in the southern front –supported by Russian air cover in Daraa and its environs.

The source added that the weapons and ammunition arrived to the military airport by land as well as through cargo planes believed to be Russian.

“We have seen the landing of several cargo planes in the airport over the past two weeks,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

In the meantime, rebel field commander of the Yarmouk Army, Moumin al-Horani, confirmed that the Syrian regime and allies are expected to launch an extensive military operation in Daraa and its countryside in case the fragile truce and negotiations between the regime and opposition failed.

Hourani told ARA News that the regime has filled the airport with munitions, heavy artillery rockets and stereochemistry missiles as well as guided missiles and anti-armor and tank shells.

“Al-Khalkhala military airport is a key bastion to provide the pro-regime checkpoints with ammunition in Daraa and its countryside,” he said.

Al-Khalkhala is one of the largest military airports in the Syrian southern province of As-Suwayda. It is taken by the regime’s air brigade 73 as a major stronghold in the south, which includes two squadrons of MiG 23 and MiG 21. The airport is surrounded with a number of hills most of which are controlled by the radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS).
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PYD shuts down Kurdish opposition party’s offices in Syria
[AA.TR] PYD, the terrorist PKK’s Syrian affiliate, shut down the offices of the Kurdish Yekiti party in northeast Syria on Friday, local sources said.

The sources said that PYD shut Yekiti’s offices in Hasakah province on grounds that the party was unlicensed.

Seen as one of the biggest parties of the National Council of Syrian Kurds (ENKS), Yekiti is opposed to the Assad regime.

PYD has been in control of Hasakah since 2014. The PYD, which is known for working alongside the Assad regime, is trying to oppress other Kurdish opposition groups.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said earlier this year that the PYD terror group has been involved in ethnic cleansing, arbitrary arrest and forced conscription in Syria.

Amnesia Amnesty International said in a 2015 report that the PYD ruined the northern region in which Arabs and Turkmen civilians live and caused the forceful displacement of residents.
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Terror Networks
US targets Islamic State in Iraq, Syria with 14 strikes
[Ynet] The US-led coalition conducted 14 strikes against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Iraq and Syria on Thursday in its latest round of daily attacks on the bully boy group, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.

In Iraq, 13 strikes were staged near seven cities, including Ramadi, Sinjar and Hit, according to the statement released on Friday. The operations hit five Islamic State tactical units and destroyed or damaged a dozen fighting positions as well as various weapons and supply targets, it said.

One strike near Mar'a, Syria, hit another of the bully boy group's tactical units, the statement said.
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#1  Will nobody rid us of this odious troll?
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#2  not likely
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