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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [855 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have coined a phrase:

University Acquired Mental Illness (UAMI)

Are you triggered by the words "Trump 2016"? If so, then you are mentally ill. But you probably weren't before you started university.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/09/2016 14:56 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Senior Taliban leader among 10 killed in Afghan forces raids in Nuristan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior Taliban leader was killed along with 9 others during the counter-terrorism raids conducted by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted in Nurgeram district jointly by the Afghan army and police forces who were receiving air support by the Afghan Air Force.

A statement by MoD said the Taliban group’s shadow district governor for Nurgeram was killed along with 9 other murderous Moslems in the raids.

The statement further added that 3 murderous Moslems were killed and 2 others were maimed during an operation in Kamdish district of Nuristan.

MOD also added that 25 murderous Moslems were killed in a separate operation in Gomal district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.

At least 16 murderous Moslems were killed and 10 others were maimed during the operations in Andar and Qarabagh districts of Ghazni province, MoD said, adding 8 others were killed during Kunduz and 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..
operations.

According to MoD, at least 2 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces also bit the dust during the same operations.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.
Posted by: Fred || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Police launches sweep in Mogadishu after mortar attack
Somali police officers launched a sweep in Mogadishu following a mortar shelling around the heavily fortified presidential complex by attackers thought to be Al shabaab members.

Several suspects were detained during the operation which took place many parts of Mogadishu’s Hodon district on Friday, according to a police officer who spoke to Radio Shabelle by phone.

“Police is questioning dozens of people whom the security forces arrested on suspicion of being Al shabaab sympathizers linked to the latest attacks in Mogadishu,” said Hodon district police chief Hussein Sheikh Mohamed.

The arrests came hours after unknown assailants fired several mortar rounds towards the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Thursday night, killing at least three civilians, including a woman.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Three Kenyans Captured, 100 Al-Shabaab Killed in Somalia
Three Kenyan youths are among Al-Shabaab terrorists captured while fighting government forces in Puntland. It is believed they are among many youths who have been reported missing from their homes after being lured to join the terrorist organizations.
"Yew ain't from 'round here, are yew?"
During the fight 100 Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed and 59 others belonging to various nationalities arrested.

The identities of the youngsters was discovered barely two days after a Kenyan was killed alongside six other Al-Shabaab commanders in Somalia. Sheikh Mansur was the chief trainer of the Somalia terrorist organization.

Others killed are the head of Aminiya, Al-shabaab’s intelligence wing in lower Shabelle Hassan Ali Dole, a Yemeni bomb expert Abu Islam, the commander of Leego region Aden Bale and the “Judge” of Janaale region Mohamed Abribao.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Bombing in Sinai kills 7, injures 15
[Ynet] Two IED expolosion in the Sinai peninsula have killed seven people - including civilians - and injured 15 soldiers.

ISIS in Sinai grabbed credit.

Posted by: trailing wife || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  That's why USA pulling it's troops out.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/09/2016 12:37 Comments || Top||

#2  The US-sponsored Multinational Force and Observers that have bases in the Sinai were invaluable as long as the Sinai was a demilitarized zone respected by both Israel and Egypt. Given the present situation the MFO is really worthless and a target waiting to be exploited.
Posted by: Omusomp Grundy8829 || 04/09/2016 13:19 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Troops Intercept Boko Haram Members With 80 Bags Of Poisoned Fish
[INFORMATIONNG] Vigilant troops of the 3rd Brigade, Nigerian Army, Kano, yesterday intercepted and destroyed 80 bags of poisoned fish brought into the state by suspected 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...
Terrorists from Baga, Borno State.

The spokesperson for the Brigade, Eze Ikechukwu, who disclosed this at a press briefing, said the suspected Lions of Islam were intercepted with the consignment at Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State with the intent to sell the poisoned fish to unsuspecting members of the public.

Mr. Ikechukwu, a Captain, said 11 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect were being interrogated in connection with the consignment.

The Brigade front man called for vigilance from members of the public, saying the Lions of Islam have devised another means of attack through traditional biological weapon.
Posted by: Fred || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  Boko Haram is Daesh without even islam for dummies. It is AL-Q and some saudi support funds this shot or I failed to see.

Could we see their funding please?
Posted by: newc || 04/09/2016 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  "You'll sit right there at the table until you clean your plate!"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/09/2016 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Something smells fishy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/09/2016 22:33 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Soddy troops' advance into Marib thwarted
Yemeni army and popular committees thwarted an attempt by Saudi-led forces to advance towards Serwah in the central province of Marib.

Field sources in Marib reported that the Saudi-led forces tried to advance toward Serwah early on Friday.

The Yemeni allied forces heroically foiled an attempt to advance towards Serwah, the sources said noting that the attack lasted till 9 a.m. on Friday.Yemeni army and popular committees

The Saudi-led forces were inflicted with heavy losses, the sources reported, adding that several Saudi vehicles were destroyed and that the Yemeni forces seized many types of weapons.
Posted by: badanov || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


The Grand Turk
ISIL suspect detained in Turkey’s east over Ankara bombing
A suspect with alleged links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was detained on April 8 in the eastern province of Bitlis over his alleged involvement in the deadly Ankara bombing on Oct. 10, 2015.

Bitlis counter-terrorism police officers detained Mehmedin Baraç, who is known by the code name Ömer Hattap, in an operation early on April 8, marking the second such detainment in a week targeting ISIL suspects with alleged links to the deadly terror attack. Baraç was later transferred to the Bitlis Prosecutor’s Office.
Where he then fell down elebeenteen flights of stairs, ran into a stone wall, and proceeded to beat himself senseless with a stick, while handcuffed the entire time...
On April 7, an Ankara court ruled for the arrest of Hüseyin Tunç, another perpetrator in the attack who has links with the jihadist group. Tunç was captured in an operation in the Şahinbey district of the southeastern province of Gaziantep on April 6. He was brought to the Turkish capital in connection with his alleged role in the Oct. 10, 2015 blast, upon the Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office’s demand.

The deadly double blasts ahead of a peace rally in Ankara in the autumn of 2015 killed 103 people and wounded hundreds, marking one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s history.
So not even their mothers will miss them...
Posted by: Steve White || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


PKK attacks kill five Turkish policemen
At least five Turkish police officers have been killed and as many injured when Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants carried out three separate attacks in Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin, Press TV reported.

A police chief, identified as Dogan Sakarya, was critically wounded when PKK militants opened fire during a counter-terrorism operation in the Dicle neighborhood of Nusaybin, situated 792 kilometers (492 miles) east of the capital, Ankara, at around 11:40 a.m. (0840 GMT) on Thursday. The wounded officer later succumbed to his injuries at Nusaybin State Hospital.

Two other policemen, identified as Police Chief Zafer Kurt and Major Ahmet Karaman, lost their lives when PKK militants detonated an improvised explosive device in the same city two hours later.

Additionally, two members of security personnel were killed and five others wounded during a joint operation by gendarmes and special police forces in Nusaybin.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
CTD arrests alleged Afghan terrorist in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested an alleged Afghan terrorist during a search operation on Thursday.

On tip-off, CTD conducted a raid at a hideout in Peshawar and arrested the Afghan terrorist identified as Ismail. CTD said that the suspect was wanted in an IED bomb attack on a cycle rally on Jan 24, 2016. The suspect was shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigation.
Posted by: badanov || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:


Policeman killed in Peshawar IED blast
[DAWN] A policeman was killed and two others, including a passerby, sustained injuries when an improvised bomb (IED) went off in the limits of Paharipura cop shoppe on Thursday.

An official of the cop shoppe told Dawn that the incident took place at around 9:30am when an IED targeting a police party went off in Budhu Samar Bagh locality. He said that a policeman identified as Syed Khan, a resident of Mustajab Ghari village of Mathra locality 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.
, was killed, while another policeman and a passerby sustained injuries in the blast.

The official identified the injured policeman as Niamatullah, a resident of Shabqadar, and the passerby as Ihsanullah, a resident of Pakha Ghulam village.

He said that the coppers were providing security to a polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
team in the area.

Rescue 1122 took the injured to the Lady Reading Hospital where Syed Khan departed this vale of tears, while two injured were being treated for wounds.

ASP Waseem Riaz Khan told Dawn that it was a roadside IED, which was used to target the coppers. He said that the device was placed beneath a tree and apparently it went off when the coppers were standing in its shade. He said that it was a time device weighing around one kilogramme.
Posted by: Fred || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Clashes in held Kashmir after two killed in gunbattle
[DAWN] Thousands of protesters clashed with police in India-held Kashmire on Thursday after two persons alleged to be bandidos bully boyz were killed in a gunbattle with government forces, the army and witnesses said.

Protesters torched a police armoured vehicle as masked men fired automatic rifles into the air in honour of the dead men, a police officer at the scene said.

The gunbattle broke out early on Thursday morning in Shopian, 45 kilometres south of Srinagar.

"The bandidos bully boyz fired on a patrol party. In retaliation, both were eliminated," army front man, Colonel N.N. Joshi said.

The two were members of Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest Lion of Islam group operating in the disputed Himalayan region.

After the shootout, thousands of angry villagers came out onto the streets, throwing rocks at police personnel and chanting slogans in support of the dead men.

Police fired tear gas at the protesters but later withdrew to avoid an escalation.

Authorities in Kashmire say there has been a rise in violent protests in the restive region.

Local police and the army have issued public warnings asking residents within a two-kilometre radius of a gunbattle to stay indoors, but the request is usually ignored.
Posted by: Fred || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


12 militants killed after raid on post
[DAWN] Twelve suspected holy warriors were killed and several others injured in a gunbattle with security forces in Shabek area of Kurram tribal region on Thursday.

Talking to Dawn, a local official said that the clash near the Afghan border in lower tehsil of Kurram erupted after the holy warriors stormed a checkpost of Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
He claimed that 12 attackers were killed and several others suffered injuries.

The attack was repulsed by soldiers who took the bodies of the holy warriors in jug.

However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
when a security bigshot was contacted in 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.
for details, he expressed ignorance about the incident.

Later, security forces mounted a search for suspects in the area.

Security has been beefed up in Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
after attacks on checkposts from across the border in Afghanistan. The authorities have also cautioned local tribes to remain vigilant.
Posted by: Fred || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Three shot dead in suspected sectarian killing in Karachi
[DAWN] Three people were rubbed out in the city’s North Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
area Friday afternoon in what police suspect is a sectarian attack.

The victims, all of whom belong to the Shia community, had just offered Friday prayers at the Najaf Imambargah
...since Pakistain is very religiously correct, Shia Moslems can't call their houses of worship 'mosques,' which are reserved for Sunnis. It's not clear if imambargahs are used for explosives storage like mosques are...
, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central Investigation Arab Mahar.

"The victims were riding a cycle of violence and were attacked near Shafiq Mor," the police official said.

One of the victims was a gold medalist in applied physics from Karachi University, while the other two were father and son.

This is the first major incident of sectarian violence in Karachi in 2016. Although incidents of sectarian violence have decreased over the past year, it remains prevalent as professionals continue to be targeted on the basis of their faith, Kamran Arif, co-chairperson of the Human Rights Commission Pakistain (HRCP) said earlier.

An HRCP report released in April said 2015 saw 58 incidents of sectarian violence ─ nearly half as many as those in 2014. Several thousand citizens belonging to religious minority communities are reported to have left the country over the past few years "on account of faith-based violence, discrimination and persecution".
Posted by: Fred || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Iraq
Kurd kommies hit by Turkish warbirds
(IraqiNews.com) Erbil – Witnesses said on Friday, that Turkish warplanes attacked sites for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Qandil Mountains near the borders with Turkey north of Iraq.

One of the witnesses reported for IraqiNews.com, “Turkish warplanes attacked sites belonging to the The Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Qandil Mountains north of the city of Erbil,” indicating that, “The attack lasted for more than an hour.”

The source added, “The attack included the areas of Aiynza kala and Komtan,” pointing out that, “The attack caused the destruction of forests and orchards.”
Posted by: badanov || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under:


2 die in bombing in Diyala
(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – A local source in Diyali province said on Friday, that four civilians had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast near a mosque northeast of Baqubah.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “An Imam of a mosque in the village of al-Omraniya in the vicinity of al-Wagihiyah (23 km northeast of Baqubah), known as Farhan al-Dulaimi, was killed along with his son and two other people in a bomb blast near the mosque,” adding that, “The security forces opened an investigation into the incident.”
Posted by: badanov || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under:


Mosul Siege Stalls as Iraqi Army Once Again Flees, Sources Say
[Mil.com] The much-awaited liberation of Mosul from ISIS stalled late last month almost as soon as bullets flew, when Iraqi government troops once again fled from the black-clad terrorist army, members of the broad coalition poised to retake the key city told FoxNews.com this week.

The Iraqi army, which was heavily criticized for abandoning posts -- and weapons -- as ISIS moved in on Mosul in June 2014, had begun taking small villages on the outskirts after Baghdad announced the campaign March 24. But the liberation effort, which was to include Shia and Sunni militias, Kurds, Christians and Yazidis with U.S.-led coalition support, was quickly paused when the opposition struck back.

"The Iraqi Army commenced an assault on ISIS strongholds around Mosul, but when ISIS fired back, the Iraqi Army ran away and the assaults ended," a western, Iraq-based security and defense specialist told FoxNews.com of last week's failed offensive. "So now they are regrouping and rethinking their next options."

Iraqi officials claimed the operation came to a halt when they determined they needed reinforcements to hold onto the villages they took. Iraqi Army Maj. Gen. Najm Abdullah al-Jubbouri said ISIS fighters had dug a network of tunnels and had suicide bombers and truck bombs waiting for them.

U.S. Army Maj. Jon-Paul Depreo, operations officer for the international coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria, said some of the Iraqi army troops were unfamiliar with the territory, contributing to the decision to call off the campaign.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Trained in US strategy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/09/2016 10:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Trained in US Obama's strategy. FIFY

Lead from with your behind! Forward!

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 04/09/2016 13:09 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS executes 1 in Jarablus
[ARA News] ERBIL – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has executed one of its own militants on charges of spying for the anti-ISIS forces in the city of Jarablus in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, local sources reported Saturday.

The city of Jarablus has been under ISIS control for more than a year.

Speaking to ARA News in Jarablus, local media activist Nasser Taljbini said that after Friday’s prayers, ISIS militants shot dead one of their own in a public square in the city of Jarablus.

“The ISIS-led Hisba Police had arrested the militant earlier on Thursday after accusing him of spying for the rebel groups operating in northern Aleppo,” he reported.

Taljbini pointed out that a masked member from the Sharia Court in Jarablus explained the reason behind executing the suspect militant, arguing he had suspicious links with anti-ISIS forces.

The ISIS-masked man read a statement before executing his fellow jihadi, saying that the suspect was belonging to the so-called “Awakening group” fighting alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and other allied rebel groups, saying “he was leaking information about coordinates of the group’s headquarters in the city”.

The Sharia Court convicted the militant of “high treason”, reciting Quranic verses.

“Also, the executed fighter had refused to participate in fighting the Syrian opposition factions,” according to eyewitnesses.

In the meantime, several Syrian rebel groups, including Islamist factions, announced late on Thursday the expulsion of ISIS extremists from the town of al-Raee [35 km to the west of Jarablus] in northern Aleppo.

ISIS leadership believes that some of its militants and locals are leaking security information about the group’s movements to its enemies. Arbitrary arrests and public executions have mounted, and every citizen is being deemed a suspect in the areas under the group’s control, according to local sources.

The radical group had also executed hundreds of civilians across Syria and Iraq on various charges like witchcraft, homosexual acts and cooperating with the U.S.-led coalition forces.

Jarablus is one of our main targets at the moment for the Kurdish YPG forces. If they were able to retake it, they would be blocking one of the main routes in the face of foreign militants who continue to cross from Turkey into Syria in order to join their alleged Caliphate, according to military experts.
Posted by: badanov || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Islamic rebel group to punish commander
[ARA News] ERBIL – Captain Islam Alloush, spokesperson for the Islam Army [Jaish al-Islam – key Syrian Islamist rebel group], said in a press statement on Friday that they will punish a field commander for killing civilians in the Kurdish neighbourhood of Sheik Maqsoud in Aleppo last week.

“During these confrontations, one of the field commanders of Jaish al-Islam in Aleppo used weapons he was not authorized to use in this kind of confrontations, which is considered a violation of the internal regulations of Jaish al-Islam,” Alloush said. “This commander has been referred to the Military Justice to receive the proper punishment set forth in the Military Penal Code of Jaish al-Islam,” he added.

The Syrian Kurds see the statement as an admission that the group has used banned chemical agents.

However, the Islamist rebel group said they will continue to fight the Kurds in Aleppo. “The adoption of this procedure stems from our concern for the lives of civilians we pledge to protect since the beginning of the revolution. This does not change anything regarding our military strategy in fighting the PYD’s militia, along with our brothers in the rest of the military formations in Aleppo,” the statement said.

The Kurds also accused the Islamist rebel group of using banned chemical agents in their attacks on populated areas in Sheikh Maqsoud of Aleppo. Meanwhile, the Russian government has asked for the exclusion of the Islam Army (Jaish al-Islam) from the upcoming Geneva talks.

Speaking to ARA News, Kurdish official Idris Nassan said: “Now it is clear that these armed groups have chemical weaponry that they can use in a lager scale, and this is very dangerous. It is an evidence that not just the regime was using chemicals, Jaish al-Islam may have also used them in Damascus suburbs before. So I think Russia is going to check which country provides them with these chemicals and think that Turkey will be accused.”

Leader of the Jaish al-Islam Mohammed Alloush is one of the main opposition negotiators in the Geneva talks.

Kurdish leadership of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have said they informed both Russia and the US about the violations by the rebel groups to the 27-February ceasefire.

The Kurdish neighborhood of Sheik Maqsoud has been under attack by rebel groups since February 16. On March 24th and April 7th, the armed groups shelled Sheikh Maqsoud with homemade mortars, gas cylinders and rockets which reportedly contained chemicals, according to local and official sources. In total 85 Kurdish civilians have been killed and 620 injured as a result of the attacks. The explosions resulted in a yellow smoke, which led to breathing problems, dizziness, and eye irritation.

The Kurdish neighbourhood was bombed at least three times with chemical weapons in only 24 hours on Friday, local sources and eyewitnesses confirmed.
Posted by: badanov || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Jaish al-Islam (MB)


Lebanon sentences ex-minister Samaha to 13 years in prison
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Lebanese court sentences ex-minister Michel Samaha, considered close to Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
The Scourge of Hama...
, to 13 years in prison on Friday for plotting attacks.

Samaha was earlier this year released on bail after being sentenced after serving a jail term for smuggling explosives into Leb from Syria and planning attacks, prompting days of protests from angry citizens.

The decision to release him drew criticism from Assad's opponents in Leb including former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

Samaha, a close friend to Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, was serving a jail term for smuggling explosives into Leb from Syria and planning attacks, the national news agency said.

The country’s former Prime Minister Saad el-Hariri posted to twitter saying, "The terrorist Samaha returns to his rightful place in prison today for plotting to kill innocent citizens and drag Leb into civil discord."
Posted by: Fred || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [398 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
US, allies stage 26 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria
[Ynet] The United States and its allies conducted 26 strikes against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, the coalition leading the operations said.

In a statement released on Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force said eight strikes in Syria, including seven near Mar'a, hit eight tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two vehicles and a command and control node.

In Iraq, 18 strikes near eight cities hit several tactical units, a manufacturing facility and destroyed machine guns, rocket systems, supply caches and a tunnel system, among other targets, the statement said.

Posted by: trailing wife || 04/09/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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8Islamic State
3Taliban
2Govt of Saudi Arabia
2al-Shabaab
2TTP
2Ansarullah Bangla Team
2Houthis
1al-Qaeda in Arabia
1Lashkar e-Taiba
1Boko Haram
1Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)
1Commies
1Govt of Iraq
1Govt of Syria
1Jaish al-Islam (MB)
1Jamaat-e-Ulema Islami
1Lashkar e-Jhangvi
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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