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Gitmo aumnus Mullah Zakir ends rifts with Mullah Akhtar Mansoor
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [950 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We used to have good trolls. This is simply tiresome and juvenile
Posted by: Frank G || 03/31/2016 8:28 Comments || Top||

#2  No worries Frank. I've just came in from taking out the night soil.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/31/2016 8:32 Comments || Top||

#3  "Oh, Leyland! These don't make my butt look big... do they?"

Quite a ride she had (as usual, I had no idea). Nice to see that one of her kids seems to have fought her way clear. Also... I was constipated yesterday but a little tay has fixed me right up:

Her build is substantial, not burly.
Not even her penmanship's twirly.
It all started early:
"My dolly's named 'Girlie,'
And, numbnuts, quit callin' me 'Shirley!'"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/31/2016 9:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Late but not least! That's awesome!
Posted by: gorb || 03/31/2016 14:12 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Daesh, Taliban kill 14 of each other’s fighters in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Infighting has once again erupted between Taliban and loyalists 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) or Daesh [Islamic State] 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.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal said the clash broke out in Karkani area late Tuesday leaving nine fighters of Daesh [Islamic State] and five Taliban killed. Those killed include Mir Gulab, a local commander of Taliban.

Col. Mashriqiwal further said that six Taliban and four Daesh [Islamic State] hard boyz also sustained injuries in the shootout.

According to the police spokesperson, two fighters of Taliban group have been taken into custody by Daesh [Islamic State].

The turban groups themselves have not yet commented on the report. However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
Nangarhar has become a battle ground for them where they have announced ‘Jihad’ against each other.

Thousands of turbans, most of them loyal to Taliban and Daesh [Islamic State], have been stationed in Nangarhar where they occasionally among themselves.

Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Ex-Taliban webmaster killed as tensions intensify among rival groups
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior Taliban group member who was previously serving as the group’s webmaster has been killed as tensions intensify among the rival Taliban groups.

According to the local government officials in Kandahar, the ex-webmaster of the Taliban, Bashir Ahmad Rayan was killed almost two months after he was kidnapped.

Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Razaq has said Rayan was originally a resident of Qarabagh district of southeastern Ghazni province and was actively working for the media wing of the group when he was kidnapped from Kandahar province two months ago.

He said Rayan has been murdered as a result of the intensifying tensions among Mullah Akhtar Mansoor and Mullah Mohammad Rasool supporters.

According to Gen. Raziq, Rayan was a student of Kandahar university and was also writing for the Taliban group.

The Talibs group has been mourning his death which comes as nearly 200 bandidos gunnies were killed as a result of an infighting that lasted for almost a week 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...
province.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio had his hands full of angry bleached blonde...
the Taliban group reject intensifying tensions among the rival groups but the officials in western and southern parts of the country are saying they are closely monitoring the growing tensions among the group which sparked following the confirmation of Mullah Omar
... a minor Pashtun commander in the war against the Soviets who made good as leader of the Taliban. As ruler of Afghanistan, he took the title Leader of the Faithful. The imposition of Pashtunkhwa on the nation institutionalized ignorance and brutality in a country already notable for its own fair share of ignorance and brutality...
’s death.
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  You know things are getting serious when they go after the webmaster.
Posted by: Pappy || 03/31/2016 10:45 Comments || Top||

#2  He thought he'd be safe sitting in front of a computer in his little cubicle.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/31/2016 12:17 Comments || Top||

#3  "Unfortunately, Bryan Pagliano, Hillary Clinton's IT guy, was killed in collateral damage. It's not yet clear how"
Posted by: Frank G || 03/31/2016 15:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Must have been because of all the cute glitter, warm bubblegum palette and rainbow ponies he's been putting on the site recently.

April 1 is tomorrow, doncha know.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/31/2016 21:52 Comments || Top||

#5  #3: " It's not yet clear how"

"But we'll think of something."
Posted by: Barbara || 03/31/2016 22:28 Comments || Top||

#6  He knew to much about the "Goats gone Wild" video's...
Posted by: Charles || 03/31/2016 23:27 Comments || Top||


Gitmo aumnus Mullah Zakir ends rifts with Mullah Akhtar Mansoor
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A prominent Taliban capo and member of the group’s leadership council ‘Rahbari Shura’ Mullah Abdul Qayoum Zakir has ended rifts with Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor.

An online statement published by Taliban on Wednesday states that Mullah Zakir pledges allegiance to the new leader.

The statement dated today carries Mullah Abdul Qayoum Zakir’s name at the bottom.

When the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar was confirmed in late July last year, a group of Taliban capos announced Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as their next leader but some others including Mullah Zakir opposed the appointment.

Mullah Abdul Qayoum Zakir once headed Taliban’s military commission but stepped down due to differences with Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor.

He was a US prisoner at the detention cap of Guantanamo Bay.
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [608 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Bomb blast kills two school children in Zabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two children have lost lives in a roadside kaboom blast in the capital of Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Officials say the bomb went off on a vehicle of a private school in the quiet provincial capital Qalat around 01:30 PM this afternoon.

The vehicle caught fire following the blast which severely burned the driver who was shifted to Kandahar regional hospital for better treatment.

Doctor Zalmai Rikhteen confirmed receiving the dead bodies of a girl and a boy from the kaboom site near the police headquarters.

School books and the vehicle was almost completely burned in the fire that erupted following the blast.

Haji Ata Jan Haqbayan, head of the provincial council of Zabul strongly condemned the kaboom and said that it was planted by the enemies who are unable to face security forces.

Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Six killed in attack on Turkish vehicle in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU – At least six people including two Turkish teachers have been shot and killed and six others wounded in drive-by shooting in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witnesses said. Four Somali nationals were also among those killed in the attack, officials said.

In Wednesday’s attack has wounded at least five Turkish students and a Kenyan teacher whose vehicle has been sprayed bullets by gunmen in Mogadishu’s Hodan district, witnesses said. The wounded have been rushed to the hospitals in the capital for medical treatment.
Somalia has.... hospitals ?
It's a polite euphemism for 'morgue'.
The killers escaped from the shooting scene.
As if they were never there...
Hundreds of government soldiers arrived at the spot
"Which spot?"
"THAT spot!"
and launched manhunt but no arrests have been reported over the attack.

Turkish workers rarely targeted by gunmen, thought to be Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants based in Somalia. The Mogadishu’s defense hospital, seaport and Aden Adde International airport runs by Turkish agencies.

No group has claimed responsibility for the shooting but Al Shabaab carried out similar attacks in the past months.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Blasts and heavy gunfire heard in Libyan capital
Several loud explosions followed by heavy gunfire were heard over Tripoli in the early hours of Wednesday, a Reuters reporter said.

The cause of the firing was not immediately clear, but the Libyan capital has been on edge amid speculation that a U.N.-backed unity government was about to travel to Tripoli from Tunisia.

The self-declared government in Tripoli and some armed factions in the city oppose the unity government and have warned it not to move.

The Tripoli government was brought to power after armed brigades backing it won a battle for the capital in 2014. A rival government moved to eastern Libya.

The unity government is the result of a December deal to heal Libya's divisions and end its armed conflict, but the new government has faced opposition from hardliners in both the east and west of the country.

On Sunday and Monday Tripoli's airspace was closed for periods of several hours, a move that the unity government's Presidential Council said was designed to prevent it traveling into Libya.

Tripoli Prime Minister Khalifa Ghwell said in a statement late on Tuesday that the airspace had been closed to "protect the souls of the people following the Presidential Council's inappropriate behavior".
Posted by: badanov || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Yemen says dozens of al-Qaeda fighters detained in Aden
[AlAhram] Yemeni pro-government forces have carried out a series of raids against al-Qaeda in the southern port city of Aden, arresting dozens of suspects and causing the faceless myrmidons to flee from key areas, a top security official said Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Shalal Shayaa, Aden's security chief, said that southern fighters backing the government have set up checkpoints across the al-Mansoura neighborhood, a former Lion of Islam stronghold. Shayaa later toured al-Mansoura on foot, reassuring residents and checking security patrols, according to witnesses.

Shayaa said the raids are part of a campaign aimed at consolidating the internationally-recognized government's control over Aden, its de facto capital. Shia militias known as Houthis seized the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, in 2014. Aden was plunged into lawlessness after government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition drove the Houthis out last year.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 03/31/2016 06:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


More Than 300 Saudi-led Mercenaries Killed in Yemen’s Mede
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Yemeni army and popular committees heroically confronted attempts by Saudi-led forces to advance towards Mede desert in the western province of Hijja.

Field sources confirmed that fierce festivities in Mede killed more than 300 Saudi-led mercenaries were killed as Yemeni army and popular committees, including a prominent Saudi commander, Yemeni news agency Sabaa reported.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy had come up with a new idea, one that didn't involve kerosene...
at least 15 vehicles for the Saudi-led coalition were destroyed, Sabaa said, noting that dozens of mercenaries were also injured in the festivities.

The agency reported that the attempt to advance towards Mede is the third of its kind in three days, noting that the Saudi-led forces were backed by warplanes.
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  How many Saudi battleships were sunk? Inquiring minds want to know.
Posted by: Pappy || 03/31/2016 10:49 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Around 20 Islamic State recruiters arrested in Moscow
[Ynet] Around 20 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....
followers were incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in Moscow trying to recruit new fighters for the group, Russia's RIA news agency cited a security source as saying on Wednesday.

"During a joint operation of the FSB (Federal Security Service
... the successor to the KGB...
) and the police, around twenty people suspected of connections to ISIS (Islamic State) were arrested," RIA quoted the source as saying.

The FSB could not immediately be reached for comment; the police declined to discuss the matter.

"According to preliminary information, they were searching for and recruiting new members in Moscow," RIA said, citing the source.

RIA said the majority of those arrested were citizens of the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan. They had fake documents, including false Turkish driving licences, it said.

Posted by: trailing wife || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Amnesia International: "Can we talk to the poor ISIS recruiters in your custody?"

Russia: "What ISIS recruiters?"
Posted by: gorb || 03/31/2016 4:23 Comments || Top||

#2  "The ISIS Recruiters that used to be journalists."
Posted by: Bobby || 03/31/2016 7:28 Comments || Top||


Car Blast in Russia’s Dagestan Kills Policeman after ISIL Claims Earlier Attack
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] One policeman was killed and another injured when a car went kaboom! at a checkpoint in Russia's volatile region of Dagestan
...a formerly inoffensive Caucasus republic currently bedevilled by low-level Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, ethnic tensions and terrorism, primarily due to its proximity to Chechnya. There are several dozen ethnic groups, most of which speak either Caucasian, Turkic, or Iranian languages. Largest among these ethnic groups are the Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, and Laks. While Russers form less than five percent of the population, Russian remains the primary official language and the lingua franca...
Wednesday, local police said, hours after another officer died in a bombing claimed by the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
group, ISIL.
Update from Al Ahram at 2:40 p.m.m ET: ISIS claims they dunnit.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Emirate of Caucasus


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains 16 suspected Nusra militants: Report
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on Wednesday detained 16 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front in a major police operation in the east of the country, reports said.

The suspects were detained in raids on 20 addresses in the eastern region of Adiyaman north of the Syrian border, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

It said the raids targeted people believed to be connected to fighting in Syria, without giving further details. Their nationalities were not disclosed.

The police failed to find four more suspects at their homes. At least two of those detained at previously been to Syria, it said.

The Al-Nusra Front shares some of the aims 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) krazed killer group but has also on occasion fought against it.

This was one of the first times there has been a report of a major operation against suspected members of the group in Turkey.

Turkey has been accused in the past by its Western allies of not doing enough in the fight against IS group and Al-Nusra, although it has noticeably tightened border security in recent months and detained dozens of IS suspects.

Ankara has also been charged by some commentors on occasion of even collaborating with Al-Nusra Front as a useful ally in its drive to oust Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now...
from power.

Turkey bitterly rejects the claims, saying it categorises the Al-Nusra Front -- like IS group -- as a terror outfit.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/31/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


India-Pakistan
Cleric on watch list leads protesters in Islamabad
[DAWN] GUJRAT: One of the main leaders of protesters at Islamabad’s D-Chowk has been on the Fourth Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act for over a year, yet he made his way to the capital unhindered.

The government’s alleged leniency towards Pir Muhammad Afzal Qadri, the chief of Aalmi Tanzeem Ahle Sunnat, over the years has often put the authorities in a tough situation. Even when he was en route to participate in the chehlum of assassin Mumtaz Qadri local law enforcement authorities did not stop him from marching on Islamabad along with his outfit’s activists.

Sources in the district government and police said there were no particular directions issued by the provincial government regarding Qadri and his group’s plans to participate in the chehlum in Rawalpindi. This was why local authorities did not stop him, they added.

They further said around two months ago authorities had besieged Qadri’s residence and seminary in Mararrian village and stopped him from marching on Lahore to allegedly press the government against executing Mumtaz Qadri.

Talking to Dawn, a senior police official claimed at the time of besieging the seminary and house, police were about to arrest Qadri but provincial authorities ordered them against it at the eleventh hour citing the holy man’s poor health.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the space pirate fleet to attack Zemblonia...
some Afzal Qadri’s followers and supporters blocked GT Road at Lalamusa on Tuesday evening to press the government to enter into a dialogue with protest leaders in Islamabad’s D Chowk.

Gujrat DCO and DPO reached the site to persuade the protesters to lift the blockade.
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Five suspected terrorists killed in Lahore encounter
[DAWN] LAHORE: At least five suspected gunnies affiliated with Al Qaeda’s Afzal Group were killed in an encounter with security forces in Nawab Town area late on Tuesday night.

A police team of Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) conducted a raid at a house in Raiwind Road area after receiving credible intelligence, said a Lahore police front man.

"As soon as the police team reached the house, they came under fire by the terrorists, and in retaliatory action, the bad boyz were potted," stated the front man.

The suspected gunnies were identified as Khan Wahid of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, Nasir Iqbal of Sharqpur, Nadeem Iqbal of Sabzazar, Qari Saqib and Junaid Zahoor of Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
The front man added that the gunnies were involved in attacking an army camp in Gujrat, killing nine people in separate incidents, attacking Kakul Military Academy and were also involved in targeting army officers in Peshawar.

"They were also involved in attacking Ahmadi places of worship, were involved in the kidnapping of Dr Warren Weinstein and two other foreigners working for NGOs," said the police front man.

The provincial government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
(KP) had declared Qari Saqib and Junaid Zahoor as proclaimed offenders in several terrorism related cases and had announced head money of Rs1.5 million on their arrest.

The police front man also gave details of arms and ammunition seized from the suspected terrorists, which included two AK-47 assault rifles, two pistols, 10 hand grenades, timing devices and kabooms for use in terror activities.

Law enforcement agencies in 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....

are launching a province-wide crackdown on terror suspects in the wake of the horrific Iqbal Park bombing earlier.
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  "The suspected gunnies were identified as Khan Wahid....."

Thats ok. Khans Ethneen and Thalata waiting in the wings......
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 03/31/2016 22:31 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi air strike destroys bridge in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province said on Wednesday, that the army’s Air Force destructed a vital bridge used by ISIS for the transfer of militants from the province of Nineveh to the southwestern axis of Kirkuk.

The source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, F-16 warplanes conducted an aerial strikes in which destructed a startegic bridge in the vicinity of al-Zab in the district of al-Hawija (65 km southwest of Kirkuk),” noting that, “[The ISIS] was using the bridge to transfer the militants from Nineveh to al-Hawija.”

The source also added, “The bridge was partly destroyed during an air strike by the Iraqi Army Aviation about two months ago,” stressing “The separation of Hawija and Nineveh after the destruction of the majority of the bridges.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS Top Turban, 5 others die in Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Operations Command announced on Wednesday, that the so-called ISIS military commander of Qayyarah was killed, along with five of his associates in an artillery shelling south of Mosul.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This morning the artillery of the army’s 15th brigade shelled ISIS gatherings in al-Zawiya village in Qayyarah vicinity south of Mosul, killing the so-called ISIS military commander Abu Zaineb, along with five of his companions.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The security forces in al-Fath operation are continuing to liberate the city of Mosul from the control of ISIS.”

Posted by: badanov || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi airstrike destroys munitions cache in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Wednesday, official journalist with the Ministry of Defense announced destroying a weapons cache belonging to the so-called ISIS by an aerial bombardment conducted by the Iraqi F16 fighter jets in the district of Sharqat.

The journalists said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, Iraqi F16 fighter jets bombed a weapons cache belonging to ISIS in the district of Sharqat, destructing the cache and killing its occupants.”

The statement added, “The bombing was carried out based on the intelligence information received from the Directorate of General Security.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics: 35 die
Dozens of IEDs dismantled near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Wednesday, that the security forces dismantled dozens of improvised explosive devices in Ramadi City and Albu Eissa area east of the city.

Mahalawi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The Field Engineer Regiment in Anbar Operations Command managed to dismantle 65 improvised explosive devices in 60 street in Ramadi, without inflecting any human or material losses.”

Mahalawi added, “Another force from the Field Engineer Regiment dismantled 35 improvised explosive devices emplaced by ISIS in the streets and houses of Albu Eissa area east of Ramadi.”

Iraqi kops repel ISIS attacks on Tharthar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of the Federal Police announced on Wednesday, that its forces repulsed a suicide attack launched by ISIS using three car bombs in Tharthar area north of Ramadi.

The Federal police captain Raed Shakir Jawdat said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the Federal Police forces managed to repel a suicide attack carried out by ISIS members against the security forces, using three car bombs in Tharthar area north of Ramadi,” noting that, “The Federal Police forces detonated the car bombs before reaching their target and killed their suicide drivers.”

Jawdat added, “The Federal Police forces are continuing to cleanse the different areas from ISIS militants.”

Iraqi kops detain 4 suspected terrorists

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Wednesday, Joint Operations Command announced arresting four members belonging to the so-called ISIS among a convoy of displaced people coming from Bzebaz Bridge to Salahuddin, along with a security force from the office of MP Mashaan al-Jabouri.

The command said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The army’s 74th brigade stopped a convoy of displaced families coming from Bzebaz Bridge, along with a security force from the office of the member of parliament Mashaan al-Jabouri that was assigned to guard the families on their way to Salahuddin.”

The statement noted, “Some families were heading to Salahuddin, while the others were heading to al-Dajil District, and after checking their security information, it was apparent that four wanted people belonging to ISIS terrorist gangs were disguised among the families,” pointing out that, “The terrorists are Ghassan Haroush Faroun Ali, Raad Haroush Faroun Ali, Haytham Haroush Faroun Ali and Satar Nouri Maleh.”

“The terrorists were arrested and transferred to the competent authority. The rest of families continued their way to Salahuddin Province,” the statement added.

ISIS executes 35 near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces in the province of Anbar announced on Wednesday, that the so-called ISIS executed 35 people for trying to escape from Fallujah, while pointed out ISIS threatened to cut off the heads and destruct the of houses of those who will try to escape from Fallujah.

The commander in al-Hashed al-Shaabi Colonel Mahmoud Mardi Jumaili said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS guerrilla executed 35 civilians by firing squad in the Industrial District in central Fallujah for trying to escape from the city.”

Jumaili added, “ISIS chased the families who tried to escape from Nizal area south of the city,” pointing out that, “ISIS threatened to behead the residents of Fallujah if they tried to leave the city.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 2 die
2 die in bombing attack

(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 northeast of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, before noon today, near Shalal market in Shaab District northeast of 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 carried out a raid to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”

Iraqi kops detain bomber

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Wednesday, Baghdad Police Directorate announced, that the security forces arrested one of the perpetrators of Camp Speicher massacre in western Baghdad.

The police captain Ali Jassim Mohamed said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a police force managed to arrest a wanted man during a raid and search operation in Yarmuk area in western Baghdad.”

Mohamed added, “The arrested is one of the perpetrators of Camp Speicher massacre who escaped from Salahuddin to Bagdad.”
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Two soldiers killed in clash with Maoist militants
[Manila Bulletin] Two Philippine soldiers were killed and four others were injured in two separate encounters with communist New People's Army guerrillas in Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur Tuesday, according to reports. An initial report received here also stated that an undetermined number of rebels were either killed or injured during the two skirmishes.

The slain soldiers were killed in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. In the encounter, another soldier was wounded while dozens of militants were shot but were evacuated by their comrades. In another clash at the outskirts of Veruela, Agusan del Sur, three soldiers were reportedly injured.

The clashes happened a day after the NPA celebrated its 47th founding anniversary.
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Jakarta offers to help Manila in hostage rescue effort
[Gulf Today] Top Indonesian officials on Wednesday offered to send elite teams of soldiers and policemen to help their Philippine counterparts in the rescue operation of ten Indonesian crewmen of a vessel held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf in Mindanao.

However, Defense Minister Ryamizard pointed out their offer for help depends solely on its acceptance by the Philippine government. He said, "It is a foreign country. If we are not allowed to enter, then we cannot force it. If Manila is ready to settle it themselves, then we’ll wait but if they need our help then we should enter."

Ryamizard also emphasized that Indonesia would not give in to the rebels' demand for the payment of a $1 million ransom for the release of the hostages, the crewmen of an Indonesian-flagged boat taking coal from North Borneo to Manila.

Inspector General Anton Charliyan, the chief of the Indonesian National Police said they are ready to deploy the elite Densus 88 counter-terror squad and mobile brigade to participate in the rescue operation. He pointed out these elite units have been successful in several past hostage situations in Indonesia.

Indonesia's offer comes amid reports that authorities in Manila and Jakarta have been holding "high level consultations" that could include the participation of the Indonesian military and police forces in the rescue operation.

A reliable military source said the Indonesians were crew members of a tugboat which was sailing off the island province of Tawi-Tawi when several armed militants hijacked the vessel on Monday night. With a smaller vessel, the insurgents towed the tugboat which was later recovered along a coastal village.

The source said the hostages were now either in Sulu or neighboring Basilan.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russia says hits 54 terrorist targets in Syria
[Ynet] Russia's air force flew 23 night sorties in Syria against 54 terrorist targets in the last 24 hours, RIA news agency cited the Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday.

The strikes focused on areas around the Syrian towns of Palmyra and al-Qaryatayn, killing 60 Lion of Islam fighters and destroying artillery positions, RIA reported.
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Syrian Army Controls Hill in Eastern Hama
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian army continues its operations against ISIL, 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 (Qaeda branch in the Levant) and other terrorist organizations all over the country, taking control of more areas and destroying vehicles and weapons for the terrorists.

Hama

An army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established control over Tabaret al-Dibe hill in the eastern countryside of Hama province

Suwaida

An army unit targeted a gathering of ISIL snuffies in Bir al-Tanmiyeh area in the eastern countryside of the southern Suwaida province, destroying 4 vehicles transporting terrorists, arms and ammunition, a military source told SANA on Wednesday.

Daraa

In the eastern countryside of the neighboring Daraa province, an army unit hit movements of al-Nusra snuffies in the northern side of Tuloul Khleif near Um Walad village, located on border with Suwaida, destroying a car equipped with a heavy machinegun.

Al-Manar correspondent reported that the 3 maimed persons and their families were allowed to leave Madaya town in Damascus countryside while 12 injured locals from Foaa and Kefraya towns in Idleb countryside arrived to Skailbye village in Hama countryside.
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