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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [946 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The one seated is obviously the better cook. Decisions decisions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/29/2016 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  waiting in hell for some Jihadi splodeydope along with 70 others
Posted by: Frank G || 03/29/2016 7:31 Comments || Top||

Posted by: gorb || 03/29/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#4  I think you need a couple of stiff ones in order to kiss these beauties!
Posted by: Frozen Al || 03/29/2016 12:13 Comments || Top||

#5  So, if I drink Russian style (just toss the vodka down your throat), I'm OK with the little charmer down center?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/29/2016 12:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Is that John Effing Kerry to the right of the Carmen Miranda fail?
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 03/29/2016 13:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Think so Vast and that's Bernie Sanders to the right of him..
Posted by: Warthog || 03/29/2016 13:42 Comments || Top||

#8  Powder flashes were not a gurls friend. Insane gun fighters and CSA vets did better with the crazed look.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/29/2016 17:37 Comments || Top||

Taliban shadow district governor killed in northern Baghlan province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The shadow district govern of the Taliban group for Tala Barfak district of Baghlan province was killed during an operation conducted by the Afghan cops.

Provincial police front man Jawed Basharat said the operation was jointly conducted by the Afghan police, army and intelligence operatives in Khenjan district.

He said the slain Taliban shadow district governor has been identified as Mullah Jan Mohammad who was killed with his bodyguard.

In the meantime, another security official said at least five Talibs were also placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
durign the operation.

The official further added that one of the Taliban bad boy had disuised himself in the women’s dress and was looking to escape but was identified and arrested by the security forces.

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

The security situation in northern Baghlan province has sharply deteriorated during the recent months which resulted to heavy festivities in Dand-e-Ghori district earlier this year.

The Talibs also destroyed several electricity pylons after the Afghan forces launched a major offensive in Dand-e-Ghori district which resulted to power cut 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....
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Rockets land on parliament building in Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A rocket has landed on the new parliament building in the west of 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....
earlier today.

The incident took place as the security bigshots were on the way towards the building to brief the politicians on the current situation of the country.

Eyewitnesses in the area are saying four rockets were fired on the parliament building and only one of them impacted the building and two others landed in the surrounding areas while one of them landed in an army base.

There are no reports regarding the casualties as the security officials have not commented regarding the incident so far. However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
a politician said no casualties were incurred to the MPs or other people after three rockets landed impacted the parliament building.

Today’s incident comes days after a heavy blast rocked capital Kabul after bike packed with explosives went off in 3rd Macroryan area of the city.
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

#1  "Rockets landed"
Maybe Martians?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/29/2016 10:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I was expecting an Earth-shattering KABOOM!
Posted by: SteveS || 03/29/2016 19:21 Comments || Top||

Coordinated suicide attack foiled in Helmand, 3 bikes packed with explosives seized
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A coordinated deadly suicide kaboom plot was foiled in the restive Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province located in south of Afghanistan with the discovery of 3 bikes packed with explosives.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said the bikes were discovered and seized from Nad-e-Ali and Lashkargah city of Helmand.

A statement by NDS said the anti-government armed myrmidon groups had prepared the explosives-laden cycle of violences to carry out coordinated attack in this province.

In a separate incident in Nad-e-Ali district, at least four hard boyz were killed and 2 Ak-47 rifles were seized along with a cycle of violence and some explosives, NDS added.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the Taliban group have not commented regarding the reports so far.

NDS also added that a thief was tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in a separate operation in this province who has been identified as Abdul Hakim son of Akhtar Mohammad.

According to NDS, the suspect was involved in the murder case of two brothers who were rubbed out with a pistol.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where anti-government armed myrmidon groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Afghan Air Force kills eight insurgents in Nooristan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Afghan Air Force has targeted a hideout of gunnies in Dwab district of eastern Nuristan province, 201st Military Corps said in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, eight Taliban were killed and 12 others maimed in the air strikes yesterday.

Those killed include Janat Gul and Abdul Sattar, two commanders of Taliban, the statement adds.

it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
Taliban have not yet commented on the report.

The air strikes come a day after six gunnies were killed in a clash with security forces in Kamdish district of Nuristan province.

An official said the murderous Moslems had just crossed the border into Afghanistan from across the Durand Line.

Nuristan which is on the border with Pakistain is one of the comparatively restive areas of Afghanistan where Taliban are actively operating.

Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

NDS seized two weapons caches in Logar, arrested two suspects
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) -- Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has seized two weapons catches of holy warriors in central Pashtun-infested Logar province.

Officials say one of the depots was discovered in Pakhtoonabad area of Pul-e-Alam, the picturesque provincial capital, while the other one was intercepted in the jurisdiction of Khwakhi district last night.

Two rocket launchers, 12 bombs, two rounds of artillery, two boxes of ammos for PK machine gun and other materials were found in the depots.

Two individuals have been jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
on suspicion.

Located some 60 km south 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....
, Pashtun-infested Logar is comparatively a restive province of Afghanistan where Taliban, holy warriors loyal to 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...
’s Hizb-e-Islami and Daesh [Islamic State] are operating.

a clean conscience makes a soft pillow...
it is yet unknown what group the weapons depot belonged to.

Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar

Logar governor vows action against killers of Col. Mohammada Jan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Mohammad Halim Fidayee, governor of central Pashtun-infested Logar province has strongly condemned the killing of Colonel Mohammada Jan.

Fidayee says strict actions would be taken against the perpetrators.

Colonel Mohammada Jan who was garrison commander of the fourth brigade- The 203 Thunder Military Corps- lost his life in a kaboom on Sunday.

The bomb was attached to the door of his residence in Zarghun Khar area of Mohammad Agha district.

There was no additional casualty in the blast.

No group has group has so far grabbed credit for the attack.

Security forces to include army, police and personnel of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) have been conducting a search operation in Zarghun Khar area since yesterday.
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Nearly 100 Taliban insurgents killed, wounded in Khanshin district of Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Nearly 100 Talibs were killed or maimed during the operations in Khanshin district of southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province which was retaken by the Afghan forces yesterday.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 60 Taliban Death Eaters were killed and 30 others were maimed during the operations conducted jointly by the Afghan forces.

The control of Khanshin district fell to Talibs nearly two weeks ago following a coordinated attack involving scores of holy warriors.

the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
the security officials announced Sunday that the Afghan forces managed to clear the district from the forces of Evil presence as a result of the operations.

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

...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?

Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.

If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!...

a statement by MoD said at least 29 forces of Evil were killed in a separate operation in Shindand 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...
while 17 others including 2 commanders of the group were killed in Ghazni and Nuristan provinces.

MoD further added that 7 soldiers serving with the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces also bit the dust during the same operations.

Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Yeah, yeah. Meh.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/29/2016 17:39 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Lampedusa Creretch3679 || 03/29/2016 17:57 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Militia fighting breaks out in west Tripoli
Fighting between militias broke out in the western Tripoli suburb of Ghoat Shaal today. Intense firing with heavy weapons as well as light weapons were heard and seen in the suburb. At least one tank as well as Armored Personnel Carriers and anti-aircraft guns were seen and used.

The fighting was concentrated around the Ghoat Shaal roundabout and traffic light and around a headquarters of a militia.

The fighting is believed to be mainly between the National Mobile Force based in Janzour and the Jibreel Abaya militia based in Ghoat Shaal. It is believed that the cause of the fighting was the killing of a member of one militia member by a member of the other.

Unlike the heavy firing into the air of the previous night and early this morning, it is not believed that the firing of weapons in Ghoat Shaal is not linked to the imminent arrival of Faiez Serraj and his GNA to Tripoli from Tunis.

The firing of heavy weapons caused fear amongst civilians and caused most shops in the area to shut down
Posted by: badanov || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cool a painting from the Flightline Lounge.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/29/2016 17:40 Comments || Top||

#2  In East Tripoli it's just tribal clashes?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/29/2016 18:33 Comments || Top||

Mitiga airport closed and reopened again Monday as heavy gunfire dominates Tripoli
London, 28 March 2016:

Tripoli’s Mitiga airport was closed ‘’indefinitely’’ at dawn this Monday morning due to heavy gunfire, including anti antiaircraft guns around the airport – only to be reopened again at around 10 am Libya time.

It will be recalled that Tripoli and Misrata airspace had been closed for six hours, from 8 am to 2 pm, yesterday by the de facto Tripoli authorities due to alleged ‘’technical’’ reasons. The real reason was thought to be the imminent arrival of Faiez Serraj and his Government of National Accord (GNA).

This morning, flights that were already in the air had to be redirected. Libyan Airlines flights from Istanbul and Jeddah as well as Libya Wings flight from Istanbul were rerouted to Misrata airport.

A Libyan Airlines source confirmed that the closure this morning was purely for safety reasons due to the heavy gunfire near Mitiga airport.

Meanwhile, as the rumour mill continued overnight about the arrival or non-arrival of Faiez Serraj and his GNA, the opposing militias within Tripoli took to the air with heavy gunfire.

To add to the tension of the Tripoli-based militias, in Misrata, meanwhile, a number of militias made a televised statement saying that they recognized the GNA as the sole representatives of the Libyan state. They further announced that they had formed a Temporary Crises Room to enable the GNA to enter Tripoli.

The heavy gunfire, including anti-aircraft guns, has continued into this morning, but one former Misratan militia member told Libya Herald that so far, it is no more than ‘’muscle flexing as each militia marks its territory and sends out loud signals to opposing militias, warning them off and saying we are still here’’. At the time of writing no militia injuries or deaths had been reported as a result of the heavy gunfire.

The existing militias in Tripoli are fearful that at best they will be out of power under the GNA or at worse that they might be persecuted. Those who are enjoying power don’t want to give it up, the former militiaman explained.

Meanwhile, despite all the shouting via guns, Serraj’s media advisor Fathi Ben Essa and a Serraj relative have confirmed that Serraj is still in Tunisia.
Posted by: badanov || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

Four Bangladeshis die in Benghazi
[Libya Herald] Some mystery surrounds the death of four Bangladeshis reportedly killed during fighting yesterday in Benghazi. The Bangladeshi authorities in Dhaka said that three of the bodies had been recovered but a fourth had not, suggesting that at least one of the deaths had occurred in a conflict zone.

They also indicated that the men had died as a result of shooting between rival militias rather than in fighting between the army and IS and Ansar Al-Sharia forces in the south-west of the city. Therefore rather than being terrorist fighters, they would appear to have been innocent victims of the violence.

These deaths follow hard on Friday’s abduction by five suspected IS men of two Bangladeshis who had gone to a neighbourhood food store in Tripoli. No more has been heard of them since.

It is believed that there are still around 20,000 Bangladeshis working in Libya. Their government has stopped new workers heading for Libya and has urged those already here to get out. Bangladeshis tend to be given work in refuse collection, sweeping and cleaning.
Posted by: badanov || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hartal!
Posted by: Frank G || 03/29/2016 16:47 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian troops clear more Boko Haram terrorists out of Madube
[NAIJ] The army has said that troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, in conjunction with some vigilantes in their area of operation, have carried out clearance operation of reported remnants of Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
forces of Evil along Bita-Madube Ciki-Njubul axis.

Spokesman for the army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said that during the advance, 2 soldiers unfortunately stepped on a buried Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that seriously injured one of the soldiers.

Nevertheless, the troops continued the advance and had contact with the forces of Evil and cleared them out of Madube Cikin, killing 4 bully boys, destroying 2 vehicles and 2 cycle of violences belonging to the terrorists.

The troops also recovered 2 cylinders, 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 boxes of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 2 bicycles and bags of grains. They also rescued 54 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists.

The released hostages are being screened while the maimed soldiers have since been evacuated for proper medical care.
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Kuwait to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged Hezbollah links
Kuwait is to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged links to Hezbollah in the latest Gulf Arab move against the militant group, a newspaper reported on Monday. Those to be deported all had permanent residency which has been revoked, Al-Qabas daily said.

Those classified as "dangerous cases" were given just two days to leave the country, it added.

It is the second wave of deportations from Kuwait reported since Gulf Arab states blacklisted Hezbollah as a "terrorist" group earlier this month. Last week, Al-Qabas reported that 11 Lebanese and three Iraqis had been deported for alleged links to the group

Around 50,000 Lebanese live and work in the oil-rich emirate, providing remittances that are vital to the domestic economy.

The terror blacklisting was the latest step taken by Gulf states.

Last month, Saudi Arabia halted a $3 billion programme of military aid to Lebanon to protest what it said was "the stranglehold of Hezbollah on the state". It also urged its citizens to leave Lebanon and avoid travelling there.

Qatar and Kuwait followed with similar travel advisories, while the United Arab Emirates banned its nationals from travel to Lebanon.

Hezbollah is fighting in support of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against Gulf-backed rebel fighters and extremist militants. Other Gulf states have also taken measures against alleged Hezbollah supporters since the terror blacklisting.

Bahrain said it had deported several Lebanese residents for alleged links to the group.

Saudi security forces arrested a preacher accused of glorifying the group, the kingdom's Al-Watan newspaper reported last week.

And the United Arab Emirates has reportedly put seven people on trial for allegedly forming a cell linked to Hezbollah.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

5 get life-term in series bomb blast case
[Dhaka Tribune] At least five members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s which remains obscure even today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt.
were awarded life-term imprisonment yesterday in the district in a case of series kaboom in 2005.

The convicts are Abdul Matin alias Ismail, son of Shahadat Hossain of Hamirkutsa of Bagmara in Rajshahi, Hafizur Rahman alias Hafiz son of Fazlul Haqueof Kazirmour, Naogon, Delowar Hossein alias Mithu, son of Fazlar Rahman of Kholabaria of Naldanga, NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
re, Abdur Rashid alias Asif, son of Lutfar Rahman of Chokjadu village in Gabtali, Bogra and Sihab Uddin Hanjala, son of late Umar Ali of Godagari cop shoppe.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Prodip Kumar Ray handed down the verdict.The court acquitted two accused Shahidullah alias Faruk and Shafiullah alias Tarique of the charges.
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Tajikistan claims arresting Afghan drug trafficker
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Tajikistan has tossed in the slammer
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
a narco with over 100 kilograms of drugs, the country’s Ministry of Interior Affairs announced on Monday.

According to the ministry, the 36-year-old man hailing from Badakhshan province of Afghanistan is a member of an organized criminal group and was arrested in a police operation in the city of Kulob on March 24.

A total of 107.646 kilograms of drugs including 97.424 KG of cannabis, 9.266 KG of hashish and 956.8 kilograms of opium were said to have been seized from the suspect.

The ministry said that criminal proceedings have been instituted against the alleged drug peddler and an investigation is under way.

Tajikistan is one of the neighboring countries where Afghanistan’s drugs are being smuggled from where it also goes to other countries.

Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

Egypt Air plane hijacked to Cyprus by Man in Boom Vest
[Reuters] LARNACA: A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an Egyptian plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday and forced it to land in Cyprus, Egyptian officials said.

After the Egypt Air plane landed at Larnaca airport, the hijacker released all the people onboard except five foreign passengers and the crew, Egypt Air said.

About 60 people, including seven crew, had been on board, Egyptian and Cypriot officials said.

"The negotiations with the hijacker have resulted in the release of all the plane passengers with the exception of the crew and five foreigners," the airline said in a statement.

Egypt´s Civil Aviation Ministry said the plane's pilot, Omar al-Gammal, had informed authorities that he was threatened by a passenger wearing a suicide explosives belt and forced him to land in Larnaca.

A Cyprus Foreign Ministry official said he could not confirm the man was rigged with explosives. The hijacking occurred in Cyprus'´s flight information region. The plane was an Airbus 320, Egypt's aviation ministry said.

Eyptian state media named the hijacker as Ibrahim Samaha, an Egyptian, but gave no other details about him. Passengers on the plane included eight Britons and 10 Americans, three security sources at Alexandria airport said.
Yes, Samaha, Ibrahim Samaha. Please, just call me Sammy. Here is my card. You were expecting someone else ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/29/2016 06:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [357 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yasser "Hey, I'm burning in hell!" Arafat approves
Posted by: Frank G || 03/29/2016 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  The radio (CBS News) 25 minutes ago suggested it was some sort of domestic issue, something about his wife, something unplanned. Time will tell.
Posted by: Bobby || 03/29/2016 7:38 Comments || Top||

#3  "EgyptAir hijacked plane: Suspected arrested after being branded an 'idiot' by Egyptian minister" reported by The Telegraph.

Posted by: Crurong Elmeque1754 || 03/29/2016 9:25 Comments || Top||

#4  According to Crurong Elmeque1754's link, the gentleman's name is not Sameha after all. And he's married to someone else. An idiot, indeed.

This doesn't speak well of the Egyptian airport's security...
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/29/2016 10:22 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Lampedusa Creretch3679 || 03/29/2016 17:52 Comments || Top||

#6  How in the HELL did he get a boom vest on an airplane???
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 03/29/2016 21:25 Comments || Top||

Dutch police find ammo at home of French terror suspect
[IsraelTimes] Dutch police find ammunition in the house of a French national placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in Rotterdam on suspicion of plotting an attack in La Belle France, prosecutors say.

"During the search, phones, SIM cards, hard drives, cash, ammunition and drugs were seized," says Wim de Bruin, a front man for the Dutch prosecutor.

The man, 32, thought to be called Anis B., is suspected of receiving orders from 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 to attack targets in La Belle France along with Reda Kriket, who was nabbed near Gay Paree last week.

No explosives were found during the raid in which a total of four men were arrested, he adds.

Anis. B is expected to be handed over to La Belle France after an extradition hearing at an Amsterdam court, de Bruin says, although no date has yet been set.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/29/2016 01:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Brussels Bomber Was '€˜Migrant Rights Activist'
[Breitbart] The first man charged with the Islamic State (IS) Brussels terror attacks is a migrant rights activist and ‘freelance journalist’ who lived next door to headquarters of the European Union (EU).

Faycal Cheffou is thought to be the "man in the hat" pictured next to suicide bombers Najim Laachraoui and Ibrahim El Bakraoui as they entered Brussels airport shortly before 8am on the 22nd on March.

A taxi driver who dropped the men at the airport has identified him. When asked if he was the suspected third bomber, a source close to the inquiry told AFP: "That is a hypothesis the investigators are working on."

Mr. Cheffou was listed as working for a radio station for North African migrants in an article from 2005. He claimed to be a ‘freelance journalist’ who took a special interest in refugees.

Last year Brussels Mayor, Yves Mayeur, accused him of trying to recruit jihadists among asylum seekers and migrants living at a refugee centre at Maximilien park near the northern rail station.
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#1  An 'Rights Activist' as a terrorist? What a novel idea.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/29/2016 6:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Migrant Rights Activist, it that something like a Community Organizer?
Posted by: Omavimble Elmererong1300 || 03/29/2016 10:54 Comments || Top||

#3  More like a high ranking officer in the Free Shit Army.
Posted by: Raj || 03/29/2016 12:20 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Lampedusa Creretch3679 || 03/29/2016 17:55 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm with Raj. If you want to plant bombs you want an inconspicuous face.
Posted by: james || 03/29/2016 22:16 Comments || Top||

Belgium charges three more people with 'terrorist activities'
[FRANCE24] Belgian prosecutors on Monday named three new suspects and released CCTV video footage of the so-called man in the hat as part of a widening investigation into the March 22 kabooms at Brussels' Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station.

The announcement that three more men had been charged with "terror activities" came as authorities raised the corpse count from last week's devastating 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 suicide kabooms to 35 people.

Officials from the government's crisis centre said 31 victims died at the two attack sites and four had died in hospital. Three bombers were also killed when they detonated their explosives.

Police said they had charged the three additional suspects with participating in a terrorist group after a series of raids in recent days.

In a statement on Monday, the federal prosecutors identified the three charged as Yassine A., Mohammed B. and Aboubaker O., adding that they could not give further information about them at this stage.

They also said that they had released without charge a fourth man they had taken in for questioning.

Police announced on Sunday that they were holding four people following 13 new raids in and around Brussels and the northern port city of Antwerp.

The triple-suicide kaboom in Brussels, considered the heart of the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
, was Belgium’s worst-ever attack, which also left more than 300 people injured

New video

...back at the revival hall, the congregants were being herded into the paddy wagon...
Belgian police released new video footage of the third suspect, whose bomb failed to go off at the airport.

The footage shows the man wearing a hat and white jacket pushing a trolley with a large bag through the departure hall, next to jacket wallahs Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui.

A police notice issued with the video -- still images from which have previously been released -- said that officers "want to identify this man".

Belgian media had earlier claimed the "third man" in the image was Faycal Cheffou. Police at the time would not comment on those reports.

But hours after Belgian police released the new Zaventem airport CCTV footage Monday, the federal prosecutor’s office said a man identified as "Faycal C." had been released due to lack of evidence.
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The Grand Turk
Dozens killed in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast
[AlAhram] A local elected official was killed in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's strife-hit southeast on Monday after a weekend of violence that also claimed the lives of almost 30 gunnies and soldiers, according to security sources.

Ibrahim Inco, the village leader in Sarioren in Sanliurfa province, was shot after suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) gunnies hijacked his car, the sources said.

They were fleeing after detonating an explosive targeting a military vehicle. Three soldiers were hurt in the kaboom, the sources said.

It was the latest violence in southeastern Turkey after the PKK abandoned its two-year ceasefire in July. Months of festivities have ensued, making it one of the deadliest periods in the insurgency's 31 years.

The military said 25 PKK gunnies were killed in the towns of Nusaybin, Sirnak and Yuksekova in festivities at the weekend.

On Sunday, two soldiers were killed and seven maimed in Nusaybin, a city on the Syrian border, when gunnies detonated explosives in a building security forces were searching, security sources said. Five soldiers were maimed.

In a separate incident in Nusaybin, which has been under a round-the-clock curfew since March 14, a soldier was killed by sniper fire, and a police officer was killed in a kaboom.

Nusaybin is the latest city to see security operations as the military tries to root out PKK gunnies from urban centres where they have erected barricades and dug trenches. The military has also launched dozens of air strikes against PKK bases in northern Iraq.

President Tayyip Erdogan said last week 300 members of the security forces had been killed since the conflict flared up last year, triggering the heaviest festivities since the 1990s. He said the PKK losses were at least 10 times as high.

The opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which dominates much of the Kurdish vote, says hundreds of civilians have also been killed in the military operations which were stepped up in December.
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#1  We aimed for ISIS but Inshallah, we hit the Kurds.
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Polio worker shot dead in Khyber
LANDI KOTAL: A gunman shot dead a health worker here late on Saturday evening.

Family sources said that Akhtar Khan, a supervisor in Expanded Programme for Immunisation, was sitting in his private clinic in Khuga Khel area when a gunman shot and killed him on the spot. Akhtar Khan’s clinic was situated in a residential locality and had no security.

Khasadar officials said that they took a local resident into custody after a son of the deceased told officials that he saw the arrested man entering his father’s clinic and later heard gunshots being fired there. The arrested man was identified as Hayatullah who was shifted to local lockup for interrogation.

Banned militant group Lashkar-i-Islam claimed responsibility for killing the EPI supervisor in a telephone contact with this correspondent from an Afghan mobile number.

The LI spokesman, however, did not specify as to why an EPI worker was targeted.

Some two months ago, unidentified men had distributed pamphlets in the same locality warning health workers not to conduct polio vaccination campaign and also local parents to desist from sending their daughters to school.

Published in Dawn, March 28th, 2016
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Army called in as protesters ransack capital
[DAWN] ISLAMABAD: The army was called in to secure key buildings on Constitution Avenue after participants of Mumtaz Qadri’s chehlum overran the federal capital as they marched on Parliament House on Sunday night.

Protesters clashed with police and other law-enforcement personnel all day long. According to a police estimate, at least 60 people were maimed in festivities with the unruly mob. They included 13 FC, 11 Rangers and 17 police personnel.

Law-enforcement agencies put up feeble resistance as they fired teargas at protesters from afar. The demonstrators marched from Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi, where the chehlum was held, and forced their way into Islamabad, removing the containers put in place to block their path.

The mob ransacked everything in their path to Parliament House, wrecking metro bus stations and damaging vehicles as well as private and public property on their way. The demonstrators then congregated at D-Chowk, the same spot where PTI’s sit-in was held in 2014.

Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried...
as protesters breached the high-security Red Zone at around 9pm, military spokesperson Lt Gen Asim Bajwa announced on Twitter that "Army has been requisitioned by the govt to control situation and secure Red Zone."

Additional Deputy Commissio­ner retired Capt Sattar Rasani told Dawn that the army was called in to protect important buildings such as Parliament House, the Presidency, the Prime Minister’s House and the Supreme Court, under Article 245 of the Constitution.

He said this was the second time the military had been requisitioned in the federal capital after it was called in to defend these buildings during the PTI sit-in in 2014.

Reporters at the scene described the military deployment, saying that soldiers had gathered near the Pakistain Secretariat by around 10pm, but did not engage the protesters.

By midnight, several thousand protesters had gathered in D-Chowk and laid a charter of 10 demands before the authorities. They insisted that all Sunni leaders and holy mans, who were in prison on various charges, should be released forthwith and that Mumtaz Qadri should be ackno­wledged as a martyr by the state.

Although PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari condemned the violence on the streets of the capital, no government functionary, including Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
...Currently the Interior Minister of Pakistain. He is the senior leader of the Pak Moslem League (N) and a close aide to Nawaz Uncle Fester Sharif. He is noted for his vocal anti-American railing in the National Assembly. However (comma) Khan told the U.S. ambassador that he was in fact pro-American but he and the PML-N would have to be critical of US actions in order to remain publicly credible. Khan cited his wife and children's US citizenship as proof, which means he's lying to one side or the other and probably both. He wears a wig, but you probably guessed that. since hair doesn't grow naturally in that shape or texture...
, issued any statement regarding the melee that ensued in the capital on Sunday.
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#1  Do you suppose we can say, based on this, that Pakistain is circling the drain?
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 03/29/2016 21:26 Comments || Top||

#2  It's been in back flow for a while.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/29/2016 23:06 Comments || Top||

Kurd kommies kill 8 Turkish soldiers near Qalaban
(IraqiNews.com) Kurdistan – The armed wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) announced on Monday the killing of eight Turkish soldiers during an attack on a site belonging to the Turkish army near the Iraqi borders.

The PKK said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Our forces conducted an attack on a site belonging to the Turkish army in the area of Qalaban located on the Iraqi-Turkish border,” noting that, “The attack resulted in killing eight Turkish soldiers.”

The statement added, “The Turkish forces has shelled the launching site of the attack.”
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Kurd operations in Mosul halted due to weather
Gawd loves the infantry...
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The leader in Peshmerga forces Zariar Fessani announced on Monday, that the military operations south of Mosul stopped due to the bad weather conditions, while pointed out that the Iraqi army forces controlled three villages in Makhmour axis.

Zariar Fessani said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The military operations carried out by the Iraqi army forces on the outskirts of Nasir Village south of Mosul had been stopped due to the bad weather conditions and heavy rains in the area.”

Fessani added, “The Iraqi army forces managed to retake three villages from ISIS in Makhmour District south of Mosul.”
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29 ISIS Bad Guys die in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The Federal Police Command announced on Monday, that 29 ISIS members were killed in clashes in Tharthar and Baiji.

The Federal Police Captain Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The commandos of the Federal Polices’ 2nd brigade repulsed a suicide attack launched by ISIS north of Tharthar, killing 25 ISIS militants and destructing three booby-trapped vehicles.”

Jawdat added, “A force from the Federal Police also killed four ISIS members and destructed an armored vehicle belonging to them in Baiji.”
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Anbar Antics: 17+ die
17 ISIS baddies die in Heet sweep operations

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Monday, that the security forces cleansed the areas of al-Maamra and al-Hawda in Heet District in western Ramadi, while indicated that the operation resulted in the killing of 17 ISIS militants.

The officer in al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Haditha District Aycer Obeidi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces carried out a wide-scale military operation and managed to cleanse al-Maamra and al-Hawda areas in the southern axis of Heet District after fierce battles with ISIS,” indicating that, “The operation resulted in the killing of 17 ISIS militants.”

Obeidi added, “The security forces reinforced its presence in the axes of Heet, and prepared to launch a storming operation in order to liberate the district from ISIS terrorist gangs,” pointing out that, “The security forces will also secure safe corridors for the exit of innocent civilians.”

Coalition airstrike hits two ISIS vehicles

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, a military source in the army’s 7th brigade in Anbar Province revealed, that the international coalition aviation bombarded two vehicles belonging to the so-called ISIS and killed their occupants west of Ramadi.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS mobilized some of its members in al-Jabriya Village northeast of al-Baghdadi to attack Majid area the eastern entrance of al-Baghdadi vicinity.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The coalition aviation backed by the army’s 7th brigade bombarded two vehicles belonging to ISIS and killed their occupants.”

ISIS executes families in Fallujah
The Lord only knows why...
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A local source in the city of Fallujah said on Monday, that the so-called ISIS executed the families that were trying to leave the city and threw their bodies in the Euphrates River.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “ISIS is practicing these acts to spread fear among people and prevent them from leaving the city,” pointing out that, “ISIS is using the families as human shields.”

He added, “ISIS members rumored that these families have committed suicide because of hunger in an attempt to distort the government’s image and highlight its inability to rescue the besieged families.”
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Iraqi kops round up 24 of the usual suspects in Babel
(IraqiNews.com) Babel – A source within the police force in Babel province said on Monday, that 24 wanted individuals had been arrested on various criminal charges during raid operations across the province.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, Babel police had managed to detain 24 wanted on criminal charges, ranging between murder and armed robbery, during operations across the province,” adding that, “The detainees were transferred to a security center for interrogation.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
1 dies in bombing attack

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

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, a bomb exploded near a popular restaurant in Sara Camp area in central Baghdad, killing one person and wounding seven others.”

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

2 wounded in separate incidents in Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Monday, that a civilian was injured in a bomb blast, while a policeman was hurt in an militant attack in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an explosive device that was emplaced inside a vehicle of a civilian has went off in the area of al-Taji, resulting in his injury,” adding also that, “Unidentified militants attacked a policeman in the area of al-Shula and opened their fire against him, resulting in his injury.”

The statement added, “A security force cordoned off the areas of the two incidents and transferred the injured to a hospital.”

2 Bad Guys die in home invasion

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police revealed on Monday, that a retired army officer killed two gunmen while trying to storm his house in southern Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, six gunmen tried to storm a house belonging to a retired army officer in al-Saidiya area,” pointing out that, “The officer shot them and killed two gunmen, while the others escaped to unknown destination.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “A security force cordoned off the house and transferred the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while opened an investigation into the incident.”
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Iraqi Soldiers Flee Again in Iraq Army’s First Mosul Operation
[THEDAILYBEAST] It was stunning to see how quickly the mood changed on the battlefield.

Early in the day, Iraqi soldiers led by the commander of the Nineveh operations, Lieutenant General Najim al-Jibouri, seemed to be in high spirits, dancing traditional dances, and preparing to move out with Humvees into the village of Nasr.

"Our morale is very high, we are just waiting for the order from the commander. We have weapons. We are fighting terrorists. They have no morals, and no goals," Iraqi soldier Hussein Samij from Diwaniyah province told The Daily Beast. "As soon we get orders to really advance, we can get there in two days to Qayarrah," he added.

When their artillery struck something that created a huge kaboom inside Nasr, Jibouri and his men shouted with joy. They thought maybe they’d hit an ISIS jacket wallah. General Jibouri looked with his binoculars over the trench to see the result of the artillery, and it seemed he already thought he achieved victory over ISIS snuffies in the village.

Yet one hour later, his men were not so joyful, when most soldiers ran in panic, fleeing in their Humvees, fearing ISIS mortar attacks. Just a few of his men, including the artillery officers, stood their ground.

This seems to be exactly the biggest problem for the Iraqi army: the lack of morale. One week ago Iraqi soldiers abandoned their base, which forced the United States to send in more Marines in support, and one of them was killed. Again this time, Iraqi army soldiers almost completely deserted their positions, fearing an ISIS response to their artillery when, in reality, not one mortar shell or bullet hit close to their positions.

The lack of courage of Iraqi soldiers led to laughter among the Kurdish Peshmerga forces stationed nearby in a supporting role. Unlike the Iraqi soldiers, the Peshmergas did not move one inch, kept on smoking, and were surprised when they saw suddenly all the soldiers fled.

"Did you film that?" one Peshmerga soldier asked me, with evident disgust.

"This is not the first time the Iraqi army bravely ran away," said Peshmerga soldier Ali Ahmed, making the case that the Kurds should get more backing. "Unfortunately the world does not appreciate us," he said. "We have not received much in terms of salaries, weapons or support.

"If this huge force you see here were Peshmerga forces, we would have taken the village easily," he added. "We are not afraid."

In the beginning it was difficult to take the criticism by the Kurdish Peshmerga seriously due to ongoing the ongoing rivalry between the Kurds and the Iraqi military over disputed territories. And it’s worth noting that the Peshmerga had difficulties defending their front lines in August 2014 when ISIS attacked them and quickly overran many positions, including the Yazidi town of Sinjar, leading to the genocide of the Yazidi minority.

Since then, however, Peshmergas have recovered with the help of U.S. Arclight airstrikes, Western coalition training, and German advanced anti-tank rockets and weapons. While the Peshmerga only have two brigades equipped with U.S. weapons, the Iraqi Army is fully equipped with weapons, armored vehicles, and artillery. Many of the Kurdish Peshmerga have only their self-armored trucks and their old Kalashnikovs. And, still, they advance more quickly than Iraqi government forces.

Commander Zeyran Sheikh Hossani, the deputy commander of the Peshmerga troops here, who closely coordinates with the Iraqi commanders on the front, was shocked.

"The Iraqi army is not moving as strongly as it should be," he told The Daily Beast. "Taking back Sinjar for us Peshmerga was very difficult near the Syrian borders, but we are not like the Iraqi army, and we took it in two days."

"We fight for our own blood, but the Iraqi army cannot take one village in one day," he added.

"If they don’t change their military tactics, they will not reach Qayarra, they will not even reach the river," he said. "The main problem is they don’t fight for their beliefs, if we had the same equipment and weapons, we would have already cleared the area in a few days."

"As you can see they have much better weapons and vehicles than us, at the current pace, I wonder how long it will take for them to take djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, if they cannot take even one village in two days," he said.

Later in the afternoon two ISIS mortars hit close to the Iraqi army positions that had been deserted earlier.

The lack of morale among Iraqi soldiers indicates that maybe more U.S. boots on the ground are needed, or more support for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, in order to make the Mosul operation more feasible. Another option would be involving the Iraqi Special Operation forces that played a major role in clearing out Ramadi.
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#1  Compare Contrast Peshmerga
Posted by: Glemble Bluetooth4426 || 03/29/2016 1:20 Comments || Top||

#2  The US is backing the wrong people.
Posted by: Ebbeang Angalet2498 || 03/29/2016 1:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Make Mosul part of Kurdistan?
Posted by: Choting Darling of the Heathen Rus9229 || 03/29/2016 1:24 Comments || Top||

#4  OK, I'll post it!
Posted by: Raj || 03/29/2016 1:35 Comments || Top||

#5  We can laugh because we've been there. A lot of the early Koran experience involved 'bugging out'. It took real leadership (Ridgway) to install morale into an army that lacks it. I don't think you'll find one among the host there and, even if you do, he'd be immediately considered a threat to those you've left in power (and those who think you can impose democracy upon a country that lacked generations of experience with the process).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/29/2016 8:49 Comments || Top||

#6  "Make Mosul part of Kurdistan?" There is no way that the nation of Iraq will survive regardless of how this war evolves. If the next admin in Washington took charge in remaking the boundaries of Iraq would it support an independent Kurdistan? If so, wouldn't it be logical to include Mosul within that incipient nation state. There are enough Christians, Kurds, Turkomans to make that happen. The Shiite militias would be no more welcome in Mosul than they are now. In the end it will be up to the Peshmerga to take Mosul, and the feckless Sunni "army" can then return to Baghdad, never (hopefully) to be heard of again.
Posted by: Harcourt Grineper5775 || 03/29/2016 10:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Maybe the Peshmerga, wearing false mustaches for disguise, could attack the Iraqi army and steal their stuff. The Kurds could then use that equipment to attack ISIS.

Yeah, it sounds silly, but everyone is already fighting everyone else next door in Syria, so what's the difference?
Posted by: SteveS || 03/29/2016 11:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Maybe Iraq has a crappy VA and veterans' benefits that are impossible to claim? That would explain a lot.
Posted by: gorb || 03/29/2016 13:31 Comments || Top||

#9  But doesn't Allan's Amateur Cathouse and Carob Raisinette Stand in the Sky await them?

I'm so confused.
Posted by: JHH || 03/29/2016 13:46 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Lampedusa Creretch3679 || 03/29/2016 17:59 Comments || Top||

2 East Jerusalemites charged with Islamic State bomb plot
[IsraelTimes] Pair accused of planning to build bomb to detonate against Israeli army vehicle

Two residents of an Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood were charged Monday with attempting to attack Israeli security forces with an explosive in the name 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....
terror group.

Mouasab Elian, 23, and Samir Abed Rabbo, 38, both of Sur Baher, are accused of plotting to manufacture an explosive and detonate it against a vehicle belonging to Israeli security forces in 2015.

The indictment, served by the state prosecutor in Jerusalem District Court, charges the pair with several offenses, including membership in an illegal organization, membership in a terror group, supporting a terror group and contacting foreign agents.

According to the indictment, Elian attempted to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State after becoming a supporter of the terror group through a religious group he studied with in Jerusalem in 2014.

if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
he only made it as far as Jordan, where he was jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
, interrogated and deported back to Israel before he could acquire a Jordanian passport to go to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and then on to Syria.

Back in Israel he started collecting money in an effort to travel directly from Israel to Turkey. Elian allegedly also looked into joining the Syria-based terror group through its affiliate terror organization in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

At some point in 2015, he met Abed Rabbo, who had learned Islamic State ideology, along with some knowledge of explosives, from the Internet, and recruited him to help him make a bomb, according to the court filing.

Among the instruments the two are alleged of having purchased in order to manufacture the bomb were a cellphone meant to be used as a remote control to detonate the bomb, a coffee grinder for grinding the materials needed to produce the explosive, a voltmeter and iron oxide powder.

They allegedly met to discuss other equipment they needed to complete the manufacturing of the bomb and to discuss their plans for an attack.

On Friday, four other East Jerusalem residents were indicted on suspicion of attempting to join Islamic State.

It was not immediately clear if the two groups were linked.

According to the indictment, filed by state prosecutors Friday in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, the four, all men in the 20s, had organized a pro-IS "study group" that met regularly and planned terror attacks against Israelis.

They face charges of membership in and support for a terror group, and prosecutors are seeking a remand until the conclusion of the proceedings against them.

At least two of the four were caught trying to leave Israel for Turkey in an effort to join IS.
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Lebanese Nusra Militant Found Dead as Group Fights IS near Arsal, Ras Baalbek
[AnNahar] A Lebanese 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 member was found dead in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal on Monday amid fierce festivities between the Qaeda-linked group and jihadists from 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....
organization, the National News Agency reported.

Lebanese national Majed Mohammed Abdulmajid al-Hujeiri, aka Abou al-Barae, was killed in battles between al-Nusra and the IS, NNA said.

His corpse has been lying in the outskirts since Sunday evening when the battles erupted between the two groups, the agency added.

"Hujeiri belonged to the terrorist group of al-Nusra and has been residing in the town. He was part of the group of Abou Taqiyeh," it pointed out.

Islamist holy man Mustafa al-Hujeiri, aka Abou Taqiyeh, was indicted and nabbed
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in 2014 on charges of belonging to al-Nusra Front with the aim of carrying out terrorist acts.

On Monday afternoon, NNA said fierce festivities were underway between al-Nusra and the IS in the outskirts of Arsal and Ras Baalbek and that light- and heavy-caliber weapons were being used.

The fighting has left "a large number of Death Eaters from both sides dead or maimed," the agency said.

It said the festivities erupted when the IS group launched a dawn attack on al-Nusra's posts in the outskirts of Arsal and Ras Baalbek, killing and wounding several of the Qaeda-linked groups's bad boys.

The IS "summarily executed some bad boys, including prominent officials," NNA said.

"In response, large groups from al-Nusra Front, led by Abou Malek al-Talli, waged a counter-attack after calling in reinforcements," the agency added, noting that the Qaeda-linked group was trying to recapture posts it lost in the areas of al-Zamarani, al-Ajram, Qurnat al-Hashishat, al-Malahi and Wadi Shbib.

Ever since the Syrian revolt erupted in March 2011, Arsal has served as a key conduit for refugees, Death Eaters and maimed people fleeing strife-torn Syria.

Jihadists from al-Nusra and the Islamic State group are entrenched in the town's outskirts.

In August 2014, they stormed the town and engaged in bloody battles with the Lebanese army following the arrest of a senior IS bad boy.

The jihadists withdrew after a ceasefire, but took with them several dozen hostages from the army and police, four of whom have since been executed.

Al-Nusra freed 16 servicemen in December 2015 in a swap deal with the Lebanese government that involved the release of Islamists and women from Leb's jails.

Nine soldiers remain in the captivity of the IS.
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Quite possible by Year 2021.

IIRC the ISIS/ISIL Boyz devol from the Pro-AQ Al-Nusra Boyz.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/29/2016 22:51 Comments || Top||

Russia-backed Syrian army carry on anti-ISIS push
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled ISIS bandidos Death Eaters around Palmyra on Monday, trying to extend their gains after taking back control of a city whose ancient temples were dynamited by the ultra-radical bad boys.

The Kremlin on Monday also said Russian ground forces did not take part in the Syrian army’s operation to drive ISIS fighters out of Palmyra, but the Russian air force did and it will continue assisting Syrian government troops.

"We are talking about air support by our planes. Our armed forces are not conducting any land operations there," Kremlin front man Dmitry Peskov told a teleconference with news hounds.

"After the withdrawal of part of our (military) contingent from Syria, air force units remaining at two bases - in Hmeymim and Tartous - will continue fighting terrorist groups ... and will continue supporting the Syrian’s army’s offensive."

The loss of Palmyra on Sunday amounts to one of the biggest setbacks for the bad boy group since it declared a caliphate in 2014 across large parts of Syria and Iraq.

The Syrian army said the city, home to some of the most extensive ruins of the Roman Empire, would become a "Launchpad" for operations against ISIS strongholds in Raqqa and Deir al-Zor, further east across a vast expanse of desert.

Syrian state media said on Monday that Palmyra’s military airport was now open to air traffic after the army cleared the surrounding area of ISIS fighters.

There were festivities northeast of Palmyra between ISIS and forces allied to the government, supported by Syrian and Russian air strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war.

Air strikes, believed to be Russian, also targeted the road running east out of Palmyra towards Deir al-Zor, it said.

Although most of the ISIS force fled Palmyra on Sunday, there were still some hard boyz in the city, the Observatory said. Observatory director Rami Abdulrahman also said most residents fled before the government offensive and it had not heard about any civilian deaths.

On Sunday six kabooms were heard triggered by triple boom-mobileings inside the city and its fringes by the bad boy group. Three hard boyz with suicide belts also blew themselves up, inflicting unspecified casualties among army forces and allied troops, the Observatory said.

Syrian state-run television broadcast from inside Palmyra, showing empty streets and badly damaged buildings.

Abdulrahman said 417 ISIS fighters were so far known to have died in the campaign to retake Palmyra, while 194 people were killed on the Syrian government side.
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#1  It's good to have friends.
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ISIS troops attack Syrian Army post in Homs
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HOMS ــ Subsequent to clashes with Syrian regime troops, militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) group were able Monday to control the tanks battalion in eastern Homs, central Syria, activists reported.

Speaking to ARA News in Homs, rights activist Amr al-Musa confirmed that ISIS captured the abandoned battalion in eastern Homsــ about 10 km northwestern the military airport of T-four, subsequent to fierce battles with pro-regime forces.

Al-Musa pointed out that ISIS launched a surprise attack on the pro-regime forces, leading to fierce clashes between the two sides lasted for several hours.

“ISIS militants were able to take over the tank battalion in addition to a nearby regime-led checkpointــwhich was taken as a first line of defense for the battalion,” he reported.

“At least 23 soldiers from the regime’s army were killed during clashes with Daesh,” a military source close to the Syrian army told ARA News, using an acronym for ISIS.

The source confirmed that ISIS insurgents were able to seize three machine guns, a base for anti-tank missiles with dozens of missiles and a large deal of ammunition along with light weapons.

However, after taking control of the battalion, ISIS was forced on Monday midnight to retreat under heavy blows by the Russian air force and the regime’s artillery–stationed in the vicinity of the T-four military airport.

On March 26, 2015, ISIS took over the tank battalion for the first time, but it was forced to withdraw under the regime’s airstrikes.
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Former ISIS troops form new militia group against ISIS
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DARAA ــ Dozens of fighters have dissented from the militant group of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s southern province of Daraa, announcing the formation of a rebel group under the banner “al-Murabitin Brigade”.

The dissented fighters were members of the Islamic Movement of Muthanna which had earlier sworn allegiance to ISIS.

The ISIS-splinted Brigade of al-Murabitin issued Monday a statement obtained by ARA News, announcing their “full commitment” to the fight against the regime and radical groups in Syria.

The new formation has also removed the ISIS-linked military commander Abu Abdul Karim, according to the statement.

“We have decided to leave the militant group [ISIS] after its aggression against our people in the Horan region [Daraa province] which claimed the lives of a number of innocent civilians,” the statement read.

The brigade has also stressed it will work to defend its people, adding it ‘will not be separated from the Operations Chamber of al-Bunyan al-Marsus’–which includes several Syrian rebel factions operate in the southern front of Daraa province.

“We will remain part of the chamber to continue struggle against Assad’s thugs,” it said.

The announcement of the new rebel body came after the ISIS-liked Muthanna in association with the Brigade of Yarmouk Martyrs–which had also swore allegiance to ISIS– waged battles against opposition fighters in the western suburbs of Daraa, taking over several towns in the province, including Tasil and Sahem al-Golan as well as the town of Jalin.

As ISIS considers any of its jihadis who leaves his post without a permission a traitor and enemy of its alleged Caliphate, it will fight any splinted group from its ranks, according to local activists.
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#1  "Life of Brian" comes to mind...
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#2  Even now Binary Fission underway.
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ISIS removes local leaders in Mosul
Prolly for not being enough of a hardass, I s'pect...
ERBIL – Dozens of militants, including jihadi leaders, from the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) have reportedly fled the group’s ranks in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, especially after airstrikes mounted by the U.S.-led coalition forces, local sources reported on Monday.

Since Saturday mid-night, Mosul has been witnessing a state of alert in the ranks of ISIS extremists, especially with the news of local leaders fleeing to unknown destinations.

Speaking to ARA News in Mosul, local media activist Abdullah al-Mulla said that ISIS has tightened the security measures on the entrances and exits of the city, installing several roadblocks across its neighborhoods in search of the fugitive leaders.

“ISIS held an extended meeting to remove local leaders from power, especially those who have suspicious movements within the group,” al-Mulla reported.

“ISIS-linked security forces (al-Hisba) formed special units to monitor movements of the group’s local leaders inside Mosul,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“This is to guarantee no one (of local leaders) could easily leave the city,” he added.

Since Saturday, the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes have conducted several air raids on the neighborhoods of as-Sukkar, al-Masaref, and Baladiyat. The coalition also targeted ISIS locations near Mosul airport.

The terror group’s headquarters in the Sahha district near Dumiz were attacked by the coalition air force, according to locals.

The death toll among the group’s ranks is unknown yet.

In the meantime, the Iraqi army targeted several ISIS strongholds in the village of Sallahiya in Qayyarah area south of Mosul, causing a number of casualties.

ARA News could not verify whether the victims were civilians or jihadis.

The recent gains by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi army troops, beside the mounting airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, have caused an apparent pressure on ISIS in Mosul, leading many militants, especially the local membersــwho already have deep rifts with foreign jihadi leadersــ to escape the city looking for a safe haven in neighboring countries.

The current chaos in the ranks of the hardline group could facilitate the progress of the Kurdish and allied Iraqi forces to retake Mosul –ISIS main bastion in Iraq.
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Syrian war birds hammer rebel positions in Aleppo
ALEPPO – Syrian regime’s warplanes on Monday conducted several airstrikes on headquarters of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s eastern province of Aleppo, causing casualties among civilians, local sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, media activist Muhannad al-Jassem said that pro-regime warplanes targeted several ISIS strongholds in the towns of Qabasin and Bizaa southwest the city of al-Bab, killing a number of militants and destroying an ISIS headquarters.

“At least five civilians were among those killed in the attack,” he reported.

Al-Jassim pointed out that pro-Assad warplanes targeted ISIS-held villages on the road between the Oum Myal and Abu Taweel districts south of Manbij, causing a number of injuries among civilians.

Meanwhile, clashes renewed between pro-regime forces and ISIS fighters on the outskirts of Tadef town amid exchange of artillery shelling. The hardline group was trying to infiltrate into positions for the regime’s army, according to local activists.

Pro-regime forces continue to target ISIS headquarters in the northern and eastern suburbs of Aleppo, in a bid to advance in the city of al-Bab–one of the main bastions for ISIS in northwestern Syria.

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

Also, the northern countryside of Aleppo is witnessing battles between different armed groups. The developments in Aleppo could determine the results of the ongoing Syria peace talks in Geneva, according to observers.
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