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Paris attacks fugitive Laachraoui named as second Brussels airport bomber
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1034 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Or a lovecraftian one. The cruise to Innsmouth anyone? What horrific visage now lurks under the helmet?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 03/24/2016 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Why is the standee wearing an ice-bucket? That's storage, not as strange as yesterday's table-dancer, but strange.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/24/2016 16:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Gut nuthin. Combo play?

Dear Innsmouth Ladies' Advisor,

My husband was always "fastidious;"
His squeamishness now is most piteous:
His method of diving
Resembles the striving
And gasping of beings amphibious.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/24/2016 23:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Always the third g-ddam word. I guess that's why God made sonnets.

How abut somethnig OT from the scrap pile?

"I warrant, by God, when I rack a
Round into my rifle, in Raqqa,
I kill a takfiri.
Though sightless, I scurry
To place him twixt Betsy and Makka!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/24/2016 23:56 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban's Splinter Group Rise Up Against Mansoor's Fighters In Badghis
Fighters loyal to the leader of the splinter group of the Taliban, Mullah Rasoul, in Badghis province, reportedly announced war against fighters of the Taliban faction led by Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor.‎ The commander of the splinter group accused Mansoor of killing and detaining Taliban leaders and said the Pakistani spy agency and Mansoor have pushed Afghanistan towards destruction.

After several days of fighting between the two groups of the Taliban in Shindand district of western Herat province, fighters loyal to Mullah Rasoul hoisted the Taliban's flag under the name of the Taliban's High Council in Qads district of Badghis province and vowed to fight supporters of Akhtar Mansoor.

Commander of the splinter group in Badghis said that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Akhtar Mansoor have been involved in killing a number of Taliban leaders, particularly the group's supreme leader Mullah Omar.

"The reasons for our differences [with Akhtar Mansoor] were that Mullah Obaidullah has been martyred in prison, Mullah Beradar is in jail and Mullah Omar was killed by Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor. Akhtar Mansoor has created an office in Qatar and he along with the Pakistani spy agency has taken a number of decisions without coordinating them with the Taliban, which are not acceptable for us," said Mollah Ghafar Tofan, military commander of Mollah Rasoul's splinter group in Badghis. He added that Pakistan and other countries have pushed Afghanistan towards fratricide.

Meanwhile, Badghis provincial council expressed its deep concerns over gathering of the Taliban in Qads district of the province and said that infighting between the Taliban will affect civilians. Mohammad Naser Nazari, a member of the council, said that the government should not allow militants to mobilize the public.

"People expect government to conduct airstrikes, wherever they organize gatherings. It should not allow the Taliban to organize gatherings," he added.

Badghis police chief, Abdul Rauf Taj, urged people not to allow the Taliban to organize gatherings in their villages.

"People should not allow the enemies to organize such sessions. The Taliban by such events want to weaken people's morale," he said. Fighting between fighters of Akhtar Mansoor and Mullah Rassoul in Zer Koh area of Shindand district of Herat left more than 200 people dead, including scores of civilians. The probability of infighting between Taliban in Badghis has raised concerns of people in Badghis.

Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


NDS detain 4 suspects involved in terrorist attacks in capital Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives have placed in durance vile
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a group of 4 suspected forces of Evil in connection to terrorist related activities in capital Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
, mainly involved in planting Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the intelligence operatives seized 2 magnetic bombs and a vehicle from the detained bully boys.

NDS further added that the detained individuals have been identified as Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Qayum who is also famous as Asad Khan.

The other suspects have been identified as Tela Gul son of Haji Ghamai, Omran son of Gulab and Wali Khan son of Mohammad, NDS said.

NDS also added that the detained suspects have confessed that they were looking to carry out terrorist activities during Nowruz celebrations by using the magnetic bombs.

This comes as the Afghan intelligence arrested a group of forces of Evil including jacket wallahs who were looking to stage attacks during Nowruz celebrations in the capital.

The forces of Evil were arrested during a special military operation conducted by the intelligence operatives in Shahzada market which is the main currency exchange market in the city.

Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


3 senior Taliban commanders among 13 killed in Ghazni province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Three senior Taliban capos were killed together with their eleven fighters during a shootout with the Afghan cops in the restive southeastern Ghazni province.

According to the local security officials the Taliban capos were identified as Zalmai, Fedayi and Ghulam Rasool who were killed after attacking the security posts in Gilan district.

Provincial police front man Fahim Amiri confirmed that the security forces repulsed the Taliban attack, leaving 13 dead, including the group’s 3 senior commanders.

He said six turbans were also maimed during the shootout together with a member of the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the incident so far which comes as the group’s insurgency has been rampant during the past several months.

Ghazni is among the volatile provinces located in the southwest surrounded by other volatile provinces including the restive Wardak, Pashtun-infested Logar, and Zabul.

Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


33 militants killed, 16 wounded in Afghan forces clearance operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 33 holy warriors were killed and 16 others were maimed during the clearance operations conducted jointly by the Afghan national security forces.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the holy warriors were killed or maimed in the past 24 hours in various provinces of the country.

A statement by MoD said at least 21 of the holy warriors were killed during the operations in Gilan and Andar districts of Ghazni and Bakwa district of Farah province.

The statement further added that 10 holy warriors were also maimed during the same operations, while 9 holy warriors were killed and 3 others were maimed during a separate operation in Sangin district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
and Achin and Kot districts of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

At least 3 holy warriors were killed and 3 others were detained during operations in Ghorian district of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
and Gomal district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province, MoD added.

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

The Afghan national security forces have stepped up counter-terrorism operations amid deteriorating security situation across the country as the anti-government armed holy warrior groups have increased to their insurgency activities during the recent months.

Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


12-year-old suicide bomber surrender to Afghan forces in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A 12-year-old child assigned for a suicide mission surrendered himself to the security forces in the 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.

According to the local security officials, the child was recently taken to Jalalabad city from the neighboring Pakistain for the suicide mission.

Provincial police chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad said the child was trained in a Madrasa in Pakistain regarding the suicide kaboom and the kid handed over himself to the security forces on Tuesday.

The child said he was motivated to refrain from the attack after witnessing the Afghan people are offering prayers and there are plenty of mosques open in the country, apparently gesturing towards the terror groups claims regarding the ruling un-Islamic system, a claim which is mainly used to brainwash the children and young people for the terrorist attacks.

This comes as the Afghan children have regularly been recruited by the turban groups, the Taliban and the Haqqani network for the terrorist related activities, including suicide attacks.

Madrasas are described as the main recruitment source for the turban groups as poor families in Pakistain and Afghanistan send their sons to such madrassas for free education and lodging.

According to the testimonies given by the children recruited for suicide attacks, their handlers promise them heaven and an end to all problems by carrying suicide attack, a similar testimony given by the 12-year-old child who surrendered to security forces in Jalalabad yesterday.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Daesh commander among five killed in drone strike in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Five members of the Lion of Islam group of 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....
(IS) which is also known by its Arabic name Daesh [Islamic State] have been killed in a drone strike in Achin district of 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, an official said on Wednesday.

Achin’s governor Haji Ghalib Mujahid said the Lions of Islam were targeted in Bandar area late Tuesday afternoon.

He added that one of those killed was a local commander of the group who was riding on a horse by the time of the attack.

U.S. Forces have increased air campaign against Lions of Islam in Nangarhar which is considered the stronghold of Daesh [Islamic State] in Afghanistan.

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

Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: ISIL-K


Africa Horn
At least 10 Shaboobs killed near Gara’ad
The deputy governor of northern Mudug region Ahmed Muse Nur said Puntland troops have killed at least 10 Al Shabaab militants in the latest combats near the coastal villages under Garaged. Speaking to Radio Shabelle on Wednesday, he said that the ten Al-Shabaab fighters lost their lives in a fierce gun battle with Puntland forces in villages along the Indian Ocean coastlines of Mudug region.

Meanwhile, the deputy governor has confirmed that unspecified number of their army soldiers were killed in offensive operations against the Al shabaab militants.

Puntland information minister Mohamoud Hassan Soa’de revealed a day ago that the forces had captured more 100 of fighters alive in the latest operations against Al-Shabaab who attacked in Puntland coastal areas. Mr Soa’de added that "Italians" "Germans" "Minnesotans" foreign fighters were among those killed in the combat.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


KDF bombs Shaboob targets in Somalia
Kenyan Defense Forces warplanes have separately bombed several Al Shabaab targets in Lower and Middle Juba regions in south of Somalia, residents said. Local residents who asked not to be named told Shabelle Media based in Mogadishu that strikes hit areas controlling by Al Shabaab near towns of Jilib and Badhadhe in the region.

The exact casualties of the bombing are yet to be established. Neither Kenyan officials nor Al Shabaab commented on the strikes.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
7 Dead in Clashes West of Libyan Capital
[An Nahar] At least seven people were killed in festivities Wednesday west of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
between rustics and forces loyal to Libya's unrecognized government, an army officer said.

The violence in the village of Touebiya, 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the capital, stemmed from a failed burglary.

Tribesmen attacked the village and burnt down homes, said Colonel Abderrazaq al-Kharmani, an officer with forces that support the unrecognized government in Tripoli.

"We seized one of their vehicles, destroyed another and killed seven of their fighters," he told AFP.

Kharmani said the confrontation broke out a day after a member of the tribal forces had been beaten to death with a stick by a woman in Touebiya as he tried to rob her home.

The rustics had attacked the village seeking to avenge his death, according to the officer.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Yemeni Army, Committees Control Strategic Hills in Taiz
Yemeni army and Popular Committees managed to liberate strategic hills in al-Dabab front, west of the southern province of Taiz.

Field sources told al-Manar that fierce clashes took place in hills near al-Montazah area between the allied forces and Saudi-led mercenaries.

Dozens of mercenaries were killed, including at least three Sudanese officers, according to the sources.Popular committees in Yemen

The full control of these hills means that the army and the committees cut off supply route of the Saudi-led coalition forces from the western part of Taiz, the sources said, adding that the allied forces will go ahead with fight till the liberation of Taiz.

Elsewhere in other provinces, security apparatus seized and dismantled three explosive devices in Sanaa and Ibb.
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


U.S. Strike on Yemen Camp Killed 40 Qaida Militants
[An Nahar] A U.S. air strike on an al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
has killed at least 40 fighters in a major blow to the jihadists who have been expanding their territory in the war-torn country.

The murderous Moslems have exploited a security vacuum in the Arabian Peninsula nation since Iran-backed Huthi Iranian catspaws seized the capital in September 2014, forcing the internationally recognized government to flee.
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Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Saudi Arrests Shiite Imam for 'Glorifying' Hizbullah
[An Nahar] Saudi security forces have jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a Shiite preacher accused of glorifying Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Hussein al-Radi was detained after Gulf Arab states declared Hizbullah a "terrorist" group earlier this month and brought in tough new measures against anyone supporting it.

The Al-Watan daily reported that security forces arrested Radi, from the Al-Ahsa oasis region in Eastern Province.

"This is after he glorified the terrorist group Hizbullah and insulted the kingdom in a video clip that has been shared" online, the report said.

Radi "also broke previous pledges he had made after defending the terrorist Nimr al-Nimr following his execution," it added.

Nimr, another Shiite holy man from Eastern Province, was a driving force behind protests that began in 2011 among the Shiite minority in Sunni-majority Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
The Shiites complain of marginalization.

Nimr and three other Shiites were among 47 people executed on January 2 for "terrorism."

Iranian demonstrators stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran and a consulate following Nimr's execution, prompting Riyadh to cut diplomatic ties.

Al-Watan quoted a security source as saying authorities had shown "patience" over a number of violations Radi allegedly made.

"But he continued to incite the public, taking advantage of the mosque platform to breach regulations."

A video posted Sunday on YouTube showed the bespectacled Radi, with a bushy white beard, speaking at a podium where he hails Hizbullah leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
as a "hero."

Radi also praises Iran as a regional and international power.

An interior ministry front man could not confirm Radi's arrest to AFP but said: "I would assure you that ... laws in the kingdom are enforced."
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Bangladesh
Supreme Court seals death for JMB member
[Dhaka Tribune] The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the death penalty of banned murderous Moslem outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh activist Asaduzzaman Chowdhury alias Panir for killing eight people in a kaboom in Netrakona in 2005.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed an appeal filed by the convict.

Panir had filed the appeal challenging a High Court verdict that had upheld his death sentence awarded by a trial court in 2008 for the attacks on Udichi and Shatadal Shilpi Goshthi offices.

After yesterday’s verdict, Deputy Attorney General Shashanka Shekhar Sarker told news hounds that Panir, who is now at the Dhaka Central Jail, would be able to seek review of the verdict. "Otherwise, the jail authorities will take steps for executing the death sentence after receiving the full text of verdict," he added.

According to the case, JMB men carried out the attacks on December 8, 2005, leaving eight people dead and 40 others injured. The victims are Khawja Haider, Sudipta Paul Shelly, Rani Begum, Joynal, Raisuddin, Yadev Das, Jahanara and Shawkat. One Arid alias Kafi made the explosives.

On February 17, 2008, Dhaka’s Speedy Trial Tribunal 2 sentenced to death three JMB activists -- Panir, Salahuddin alias Salehin and Yunus Ali -- for the deaths. Another accused Fahima alias Farzana alias Rokeya was acquitted. Salehin and Yunus are on the run.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


Europe
Paris attacks fugitive Laachraoui named as second Brussels airport bomber
[FRANCE24] Najim Laachraoui, a Belgian wanted by authorities in connection with the November 13 Gay Paree attacks, has been named by police sources as one of three suspected bombers who killed at least 31 people and injured 270 in Brussels on Tuesday.

Belgian and international media cited police sources as saying that Laachraoui was the second bomber in the attack on Brussels airport.

Federal prosecutors earlier on Wednesday identified Ibrahim El-Bakraoui as one of the three suspects who targeted the airport, and his brother Khalid El-Bakraoui as the Maelbeek metro bombing suspect.

Belgian officials have not officially identified Laachraoui as one of the Brussels attackers so far. Doing so would establish a clear link between the string of deadly attacks in and around Gay Paree on November 13, 2015 and the March 22 attacks in Brussels.

Connection to Gay Paree attacks
Laachraoui, 24, is suspected of being one of the explosive experts and co-ordinators of the Gay Paree attacks, after his DNA was found on boom belts used in both the attack on the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de La Belle France, suggesting he not only handled them but may also have built them.

Under the alias of "Soufiane Kayal" he rented a home in the town of Auvelais, in southern Belgium, which was used by the jihadists to prepare the November attacks. Investigators believe he was in phone contact with the hard boyz that night.

This was also the name he gave when he was stopped at the Austria-Hungary border with Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving participant of the Gay Paree attacks, and Mohammed Belkaïd, another suspected co-ordinator of the Gay Paree attacks, in September 2015.

Since he was travelling under a false identity, police were unaware that he was the subject of an international arrest warrant, issued in March 2014, for recruiting fighters for the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

Laachraoui was only publicly identified as a Gay Paree attacks suspect on Monday.

Laachraoui went to Syria in February 2013 and reportedly returned to Europe posing as a refugee. In February he was tried in absentia for involvement in a recruiting network of Belgians who left for Syria, in which the prosecutor called for him to be handed a 15-year prison sentence.

Moroccan-born Laachraoui has Belgian nationality and was raised in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood of Brussels, where police conducted searches shortly after the city's airport and metro attacks. He is believed to have studied electromechanical engineering at a Catholic high school, the Institut de la Sainte-Famille d’Helmet.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [454 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains 3 suspects amid fear of new attacks
A Turkish state-run agency says authorities detained three men, including two foreigners, suspected of planning another attack in Istanbul.

Anadolu Agency says security operations targeted three different Istanbul addresses based on information gathered by the Turkish anti-terrorism agency and German intelligence services. A Turkish national, an Iraqi and a Syrian were detained.

The arrests come after a suicide bomber in Istanbul killed four foreigners. Turkey has witnessed a series of deadly suicide bombings, some claimed by Kurdish militants and others blamed on ISIS.
Al Ahram adds:
Three suspected Islamic State group members arrested in Turkey were planning attacks on Germany's diplomatic missions or schools in the country, which were closed last week over a terror threat, Turkish media reported Wednesday.

Last Thursday, Germany closed its embassy in Ankara, its consulate in Istanbul and German schools in both cities, with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier citing "very serious" indications of planned attacks. Turkish authorities had criticised the closures, saying they were unjustified.

Tuesday's arrests in Istanbul come as police continue to hunt three Turkish suspected members of an IS group cell believed to be planning further attacks in crowded public places.
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkey Launches Air Strikes against PKK in Iraq, Turkey
Turkish armed forces said on Wednesday that the military carried out air strikes on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq and killed 26 militants in southeast Turkey.

Violence in Turkey has increasingly flared since a ceasefire with the Kurds broke down last July.

Tuesday’s air strikes targeted shelters, caves and ammunition depots used by the PKK in northern Iraq and rural areas near the southeastern Turkish town of Semdinli, at the mountainous border with Iraq and Iran, the military statement said.

The military says more than a thousand militants have been killed in the largely Kurdish southeast since the 2-1/2 year PKK ceasefire collapsed in July, prompting the heaviest clashes in the region since the 1990s.

President Tayyip Erdogan has said more than 300 members of the security forces have died, while the pro-Kurdish opposition says hundreds of civilians have also been killed.

The army said it killed 26 PKK fighters in the southeastern towns of Nusaybin, Sirnak and Yuksekova on Tuesday alone. It also destroyed explosives and seized weapons and ammunition.

On Tuesday, the PKK killed five members of Turkish security forces in three separate bomb attacks near the Syrian and Iranian borders, army and security sources said.

More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict since it began in 1984. The PKK, which says it is fighting for Kurdish autonomy, is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and European Union.

In face of the surge in violence and the deadly attacks against Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey would use its entire military and intelligence might to battle “one of the biggest and bloodiest terrorist waves in its history”.
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From Wikipedia:

" The PKK's ideology was originally a fusion of revolutionary socialism and Kurdish nationalism, seeking the foundation of an independent, Marxist–Leninist state in the region, which was to be known as Kurdistan."
Posted by: Sninenter Scourge of the Faith6107 || 03/24/2016 13:52 Comments || Top||


Turkey Detains Japanese 'Seeking to Join IS' in Syria
[An Nahar] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has detained a Japanese citizen in the south of the country on suspicion of seeking to cross the border into Syria to join 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) jihadists, the Dogan news agency said on Wednesday.

The young man aged 24, named as M.M., was detained late on Tuesday in the Nizip district of the southern city of Gaziantep, close to the Syrian border.

According to Dogan, he had admitted to wanting to travel to Syria after getting to know an unnamed contact by telephone and then agreeing the cross the frontier.

He will be deported from Turkey back to Japan once the investigation is completed, the agency added.

It said he was detained during a routine check by the Turkish gendarmerie while being driven towards the border settlement of Karkamis.

The official Anatolia news agency said police had confirmed his contacts with jihadists by examining messages on his mobile phone.

Long accused of not doing enough to police its border with Syria, Turkey has in the last months tightened controls, detaining dozens of foreign jihadists.

The arrest of a Japanese citizen is hugely unusual, as most of those detained seeking to cross the border come from countries with large Muslim populations.

Images published by Dogan showed the bespectacled young man kneeling in the middle of the road with his hands above his head, guarded by an armed soldier.

Turkish officials said security forces on Tuesday incarcerated
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
10 suspected Islamic State (IS) members at the Syrian border in the Gaziantep region, including a would-be jacket wallah. Their nationalities were not disclosed.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Hari-Kari by drone.

A thousand lives for the Caliph!

He could have saved money and gone to Aokigahara.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/24/2016 16:37 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two bodies found in Faisalabad
FAISALABAD: As many as two mutilated bodies of unidentified men were found within the precincts of Saddar police in Faisalabad.

The police said the bodies were lying on a roadside in Chak No 204 when they were spotted by a passer-by. The police said one of the bodies had been beheaded while the other had been set on fire after killing.

The police shifted the bodies to a hospital for medico-legal formalities. The police said the motive behind the murder could not ascertained, however, investigation will be start after autopsy report.
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:


3 militants trapped in Pulwama
[Daily Excelsior] A shootout broke out tonight between a group of holy warriors of Hizbul Mujahideen who were trapped and security forces in village Drubgam of South Kashmire’s Pulwama town.

On the basis of specific information about presence of three Hizbul Mujahideen holy warriors -- Nasir Pandit, Zahid Ahmad and Tariq Pandit -- in an orchard in village Drubgam, Special Operations Group (SOG) Pulwama, 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) of A rmy and 182 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) this evening cordoned off the village. The holy warriors on seeing the troops fled to the nearby Drubgam village and took refuge there.

Security forces immediately laid cordon around the village and conducted house to house searches. However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
locals threw stones at the security forces to help the holy warriors to flee from the cordon.

Security forces have tightened the cordon after they came under stone pelting and at around 10 p.m. encounter started after security forces fired at the house where holy warriors were hiding. The holy warriors returned the fire in response to the security forces firing.

Security forces have tightened the cordon and lit up the area so that the holy warriors may not flee.

Nasir Pandit is a police deserter turned holy warrior. Last year he fled from the residence of then Minister in former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s cabinet, Altaf Bukhari. He took away two rifles along and security forces have been hunting him since then.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Central agencies warn of terror attack in Delhi
[Indian Express] Central agencies have warned the Delhi, Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

and Assam police about a former Pakistain army soldier entering India through Punjab with six holy warriors last month, and a possible attempt by them to carry out terror attacks in hotels and hospitals in New Delhi during Holi.

According to the alert issued by central security agencies, Mohammad Khurshid Alam alias Jahangir, an ex-Pakistain army employee, worked as a recruiter, coordinator and guide of jihadi elements in Assam.

The input said Alam had slipped into India from Pakistain through the border at Pathankot on February 26, accompanied by six hardcore terrorists.

"The intention of this group is to kill citizens in Delhi in hotels and hospitals on or before Holi," the alert said.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
ISIS uses rabid dawgs in Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in the city of Mosul revealed on Wednesday, that the so-called ISIS used rabid dogs to torture and kill people in the city.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS members used rabid dogs to murder and torture 10 citizens in Mosul on charges of spying and cooperating with the Iraqi security forces.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “Those people were placed along with the dogs in a fenced yard in a Garden in Tal Afar City,” pointing out that, “The rabid dogs devoured them.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Fun things to do at Hawloween:
Dress normally.
Obtain yor dawg and 3 cans of compressed air Kool Whip.
Put nozzle of Kool Whip in dawg's mouth, give the dawg a 10 second burst of sugar and NO2.
Ring door bell before yor dawg finishes off the Kool Whip
FOAMY SEZ TRICK OR TREAT AND HE WANTS A DECENT CUT OF MEAT.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/24/2016 16:45 Comments || Top||

#2  if you are killed by a dog it really doesn't matter whether the dog has rabies or not
Posted by: lord garth || 03/24/2016 19:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Yah know garth, you are right. Sure seems the more orthodox the islam the less creative and aware the culture becomes.

Now: Rabid skunks.

Figured that one in between bites. Much more menacing.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/24/2016 20:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Smells like bullshit. What kind of rabid dog can 'devour' a human? The whole point of rabid dogs is that they have rabies, which is a nerve disease that kills slowly, over weeks. They just have to bite you and you get infected. They don't kill you right away, that defeats the entire point of rabies.
Posted by: Fester Thrimble9033 || 03/24/2016 20:40 Comments || Top||


Anbar Antics
Iraqi forces prepare attack on Saqlawiyah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Wednesday, that the joint forces started a military operation to cleanse Saqlawiyah vicinity in northern Fallujah, while pointed out that the first few hours of the operations witnessed the killing of dozens of ISIS members.

The commander of Karmat Fallujah brigade in al-Hashed al-Shaabi, Colonel Khamis Bahr al-Halbusi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today the joint forces from the police, army and tribal fighters launched a military operation to cleanse Saqlawiyah vicinity from ISIS terrorist gangs,” pointing out that, “Dozens of ISIS members were killed in the first few hours of the operation.”

Halbusi added, “The military operation was launched from the Technical Institute axis and Maftool crossing axis toward Albu Shajl areas in northern Fallujah.”

Iraqi forces repel ISIS attacks near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Wednesday, that the security forces repulsed an attack carried out by the so-called ISIS on Albu Daeij area in southern Fallujah.

Mahalawi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS launched an attack using booby-trapped vehicles and weapons on the army’s 8th brigade that were stationed in Albu Daeij area north of Amiriyah Fallujah.”

Mahalawi added, “The security forces managed to kill dozens of ISIS members, while the Iraqi Army Aviation bombarded three booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers,” pointing out that, “Albu Daeij area is now under the control of the security forces.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Saladuddin Shambles: 4 die
Iraqi kops kill 4 ISIS bombers

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The Federal police announced on Wednesday, that it repelled ISIS attack on Makhoul hills north of Baiji District in Salahuddin Province, while pointed out that four suicide bombers were killed and a bulldozer belonging to ISIS was destructed during the operation.

The Federal Police Captain Raed Shaker said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Federal Police forces repulsed ISIS attack on Makhoul hills,” noting that, “The operation resulted in the killing of four suicide bombers, as well as destroying a booby-trapped bulldozer belonging to ISIS.”

Shaker also pointed out, “The Federal Police artillery shelled ISIS headquarters in Masoud village north of Beiji, killing nine terrorists and destroying two vehicles.”

ISIS prepares to attack oilfields

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – An informed source in Kirkuk Province announced on Wednesday, that the so-called ISIS prepared its fighters in Hawija District to launch attacks on two oil fields in Salahuddin Province, while pointed out that ISIS is strengthening its presence in Kasabt Bashir area.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, a number of vehicles and dozens of ISIS members were gathered in Hawija District to launch several attacks on Ajil and Alas oil fields in southern Kirkuk,” adding that, “ISIS strengthened its presence in Kasabt Bashir to be prepared against its approaching liberation operations.”

The source also pointed out, “ISIS started to concentrate its attacks on Makhmur axis south of Mosul in order to target the Iraqi army members and American advisers, as well as Peshmerga forces.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 4 die
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday, that nine people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded in Bowie village in Madain District in southern Baghdad, killing two people and injuring seven 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 an operation was carried out to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”

2 more die in Baghdad bomb attack

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

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Yesterday evening, an explosive device exploded near shops in al-Amin area in eastern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding six others.”

The source, who spoke on condition of 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 opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel charges Islamic Jihad hacker for spying on IDF drones
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian suspect allegedly used computer skills to gain access to overhead footage, watch troop movements and track planes at Ben-Gurion Airport

The Israel Police and Shin Bet security service incarcerated
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
a Gazoo resident suspected of hacking into the feeds from Air Force drones and collecting information on troop movements and civilian flights for the Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
terror group, police said Wednesday.

A police statement named the suspect as Majd Ouida, 22, describing him as an "electronics engineer" from the Gazoo Strip.

Ouida, who also held the position of chairman of the "Paleostinian talents society," was arrested on February 23 while en route to a meeting with young candidates on a television singing contest, the statement said but did not detail where or how he was arrested.

A police spokesperson for the Israel Police clarified that Ouida was not arrested inside the Gazoo Strip, implying he was en route from the coastal enclave to the West Bank when security forces scooped him up.

According to the indictment, he was recruited by Islamic Jihad in 2011 while working as a radio broadcaster and was made their "computer administrator."

"He carried out tasks that he received from his handlers, including coding a computer program that enabled the viewing of road cameras, hacking into the computers of the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, interior ministry in Gazoo, and more," police said.

According to the indictment filed against the suspect, he was asked by the Islamic Jihad in 2012 to hack into the IDF’s network of drones in operation above the Gazoo Strip.

He purchased the requisite equipment from dealers in the United States and created a computer program that could intercept the broadcast feed, the prosecutor claimed.

His first two attempts at intercepting the feed failed, according to the indictment, but on his third try he was successful, allowing his handlers to see some of the footage captured by the IDF drone cameras.

"While watching the broadcasts, the defendant realized the drone was collecting intelligence on terrorist operatives working on launching and storing missiles in the Gazoo Strip," according to the indictment.

Ouida also succeeded in accessing footage from highway cameras inside Israel, obtaining for his organization information on the movement of Israeli security forces and civilians during wars in the Strip and rocket strikes, the indictment said.

Further, the man allegedly developed an application that compiled information on the movement of planes at Israel’s Ben Gurion international airport, as well as gaining access to passenger manifestos, plane weights and makes, and takeoff and landing times.

Ouida faces a litany of charges for his actions, including espionage, conspiracy to commit a crime, computer hacking and transferring information to an enemy with the intent to harm national security.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/24/2016 00:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad

#1  Ouida, who also held the position of chairman of the "Paleostinian talents society," was arrested on February 23 while en route to a meeting with young candidates on a television singing contest, the statement said but did not detail where or how he was arrested.

Paleo Idol™?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/24/2016 8:57 Comments || Top||

#2  That awful sound bang bang.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/24/2016 16:54 Comments || Top||


IDF soldiers arrest gun-, knife-toting Palestinian
Down to the dregs, I guess.
[IsraelTimes] IDF soldiers have tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
an armed Paleostinian man during operational activity near the Ma’ale Shomron settlement in the West Bank, the army says. In a statement, the IDF says a group of reservists stopped the man and found in his possession a makeshift gun and a knife.

Meanwhile,
...back at the argument, Jane reached into her purse for her .38...
near Beit Fajjar, in the Bethlehem area, a group of soldiers arrested a female Paleostinian who threw rocks at them. Upon arresting her, they found a knife on her person.

The two were being interrogated, the statement says
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/24/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian air force intensifies airstrikes in Hama
HOMS ــ Pro-regime warplanes conducted several airstrikes in Syria’s Hama province, causing casualties among civilians and destruction in residential buildings, local sources reported on Wednesday.

Speaking to ARA News in Hama, rights activist Atif Ismail said the Syrian warplanes launched several airstrikes on the town of Kafrenbuda and its environs, killing and wounding over twenty civilians.

The attack resulted in a massive destruction in Kafrenbuda, amidst continued battles between rebels and pro-regime forces west of the town in an attempt by the latter to advance in the area.

“A soldier from the Syrian army forces was shot dead by rebel snipers in Hama suburbs,” Ismail added.

Local sources reported that the pro-regime warplanes also targeted the towns of Sarhan, Atshan and Shuyoukh in Hama province with a number of airstrikes. At least three civilians were killed and ten more wounded in the strikes, including rebel fighters.

“Syrian regime helicopters dropped several barrel bombs on southern Hama, targeting the towns of al-Nazaza, al-Damina, and al-Qarbata, causing the injury of dozens of civilians and the destruction of surrounding residential buildings,” an eyewitness told ARA News.

“The Syrian regime has repeatedly violated the truce in Hama,” he said.
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Hama rules are back?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/24/2016 16:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Hama Rules are like the past, they are never gone, they're not even past.

Ma Faulkner: Bill was that you saw riding a bay in the hunt?
Bill: Was I upright?
Ma Faulkner: Yes.
Bill: Wasn't me.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/24/2016 17:00 Comments || Top||


Syrian Islamist rebels in Daraa call on jihadis to desert ISIS
HOMS – Syrian Islamist rebels called on people in the southern province of Daraa to leave the ranks of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS), accusing them of “postponing victory” against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s war.

The Jaish al-Islam (army of Islam), an extended umbrella for several Syrian rebel groups, issued Wednesday a statement, obtained by ARA News, saying: “We call on all those who have joined the terror group (ISIS) in the western countryside of Daraa, southern Syria, to leave it as soon as possible.”
"Leave those infidels and join the true faith!"
"Hey, we're the true faith and you're apostates!"
“The door of amnesty is still open for those who did not shed blood,” leadership of Islamist rebels stressed, warning “members of the Army of Islam in southern Syria will not save any effort to punish those who are behind the delayed of victory over the regime.”

“ISIS extremists combat opposition fighters, deforming the name of Islam as well as deceiving our young people through demonstrating adherence to religion,” the statement said, adding they are “the worst enemies of Islam”.

“We are fully supporting the Court of Justice in Dar Horan, the only forum to bring justice and unity to people in Daraa,” leadership of the Islamist rebels stressed.

Speaking to ARA News in Daraa, media activist Mohammed Hassan said the rebel group of the Yarmouk army has sent a message similar to that of the Army of Islam, calling on ISIS militants to desert its ranks in the Yarmouk district, south of Syria.
Posted by: badanov || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Jaish al-Islam (MB)


Hand Grenades Found at Bab al-Tabbaneh Mosque
[An Nahar] A bag containing hand grenades was found Tuesday at a armory mosque in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, state-run National News Agency reported.

"Army troops discovered a bag containing several unarmed hand grenades at the al-Jihad Mosque in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh," NNA said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
Voice of Leb radio (100.5) said the finding coincided with strict security measures by the army in Tripoli.

"The army erected random checkpoints and staged armored patrols against the backdrop of the death of the father of the runaway Shadi al-Mawlawi," the radio station said.

Islamist holy warrior Mawlawi disappeared from Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh following the October 2014 fierce gunbattles between his followers and the army.

In early 2015, Mawlawi claimed that he left the southern Paleostinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hellhole for an unknown destination.

Media reports said Mawlawi fled the camp disguised in women clothes and using fake identification papers, the same way he entered it in November 2014.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Going after the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, are they?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/24/2016 8:52 Comments || Top||

#2  These aren't Holy grade hand grenades.
Posted by: gorb || 03/24/2016 23:26 Comments || Top||


Army Searches for Lebanese IS Members in Baalbek
[An Nahar] The army's strike force launched on Wednesday a search for two Lebanese members of the murderous Moslem 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 in the eastern Bekaa town of Baalbek, reported the National News Agency.

The search is focusing on the Sharawneh and al-Shiqan neighborhoods that have been cordoned off.

The suspects have been identified as Aa.M. and H.R.Sh. and are reportedly in possession of explosives and boom jackets.

The army and security forces have in recent months tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
numerous terror suspects linked to murderous Moslem groups involved in the conflict in neighboring Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Army Deserter Killed in Akkar Shootout
[An Nahar] An Army Intelligence unit rubbed out on Wednesday a Lebanese military deserter in the northern district of Akkar, the military said.

Corporal Atef Saadeddine died during a shootout with the intelligence patrol, it said in a communique.

The incident took place near the town of al-Bireh where soldiers were raiding a house where he was hiding.

Saadeddine, 26, faces desertion charges since he disappeared in the eastern Bekaa Valley almost two years ago.

He defected to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front in neighboring Syria claiming in a video that his move came as a result of the injustice against Sunnis in Leb.

In the 6-minute long video, he also called on Lebanese soldiers to take a similar step.

Islamists in the country claim that Sunnis are facing harassment by the army, which they accuse of working under the command of Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
The army communique said Saadeddine was injured when he fought alongside hard boyz who overran the northeastern border town of Arsal in August 2014.

The deserter was also involved the fighting between troops and jihadists in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
and surrounding areas in October of the same year, it added.
Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian army reaches outskirts of IS-held town of Palmyra
[SLTRIB] Syrian government forces backed by Russian Arclight airstrikes advanced swiftly in central Syria on Wednesday, seizing high ground around Palmyra and positioning themselves to recapture the historic town held by 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.

The troops, supported by pro-government militias, approached to within 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) of the town, according to state TV. A Lebanese television station close to Damascus broadcast footage of the troops advancing single-file through a desert as helicopter gunships provided cover.

"God willing, within a few hours we will enter and secure the town," one officer told the Syrian Ikhbariya TV, as a group of soldiers broke into chants in support of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
. The station was broadcasting live from a road reportedly on the outskirts of Palmyra.

Posted by: Fred || 03/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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