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Good morning
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Afghanistan
Deadly explosion plot to target Friday prayers thwarted in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly kaboom plot by the anti-government armed turbans to target the Friday prayers was thwarted by the Afghan cops.

According to a statement by the provincial government media office, the turbans were looking to target the mosque in Khewa district using a gas cylinder packed with explosives.

The statement further added that the explosives were defused by the Afghan cops before the turbans manage to target the worshippers.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups including the Taliban forces of Evil have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as at least 12 non-combatants were killed or maimed in an kaboom in Khewa district last week.

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..
is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed hard boy groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

Insurgents belonging to the Taliban group and other hard boy groups including the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria are active in certain districts of the province.
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Police rescue 17 civilians kidnapped by Taliban in Herat province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 17 people kidnapped by Talibs have been rescued by police forces in western 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 of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the Talibs kidnapped the civilians from Zindjan district of Herat as they were on their way for weekend break.

Provincial police front man Abdul Rauf Ahmadi confirmed that the civilians were kidnapped around 2 pm local time but they were rescued during an operation that lasted until 6 pm.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had been cornered by the banditti...
reports suggest a member of the police was also among those kidnapped by the myrmidons.

According to Ahmadi, two suspected bandidos forces of Evil have also been tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
during the operations for the freedom of the hostages.

He said the suspects are custody of the security forces and an investigation is underway.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the Taliban forces of Evil have not commented regarding the report so far.

Herat is among the relatively volatile provinces in western Afghanistan where anti-government armed myrmidon groups are active in a number of its remote districts who are often carrying out insurgency activities.
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


33 militants killed in latest air and ground operations of Afghan forces
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 33 anti-government armed holy warriors were killed in the latest clearance operations conducted by the Afghan National Security Forces.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were jointly conducted by Afghan Army and security forces from the other institutions, including the Afghan Air Force.

According to an operational update by MoD, at least 12 holy warriors were also maimed and 12 more were tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by the security forces during the operations.

At least 6 of the holy warriors were killed in air and ground raids in Charchino district of Uruzgan province, MoD said, adding that 5 more were killed in Atghar district of Zabul.

The update further added that 4 holy warriors were killed and 8 others were maimed during a separate operation in Kunduz.

The Afghan forces also killed holy warriors during separate operations conducted in Kandahar, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
and Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
s, MoD added.

According to MoD, at least 9 Afghan soldiers also bit the dust during the operations conducted to suppress the insurgency activities of the internal and external terror groups.
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


4 young suicide bombers arrested in Kunduz province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four young jacket wallahs were arrested by the Afghan National Security Forces in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan before they manage to carry out attacks.

According to the local security officials, the young bombers were looking to carry out suicide kabooms in different parts of Kunduz province and were arrested by intelligence operatives.

Provincial governor’s front man Abdul Wasih Basil said the detained individuals are originally residents of central Ghor province of Afghanistan.

In the meantime, provincial governor Asadullah Omar Khel told news hounds that the young men were trained in a Madrasa in Qarabagh district 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....
He said the suicide bombers were encouraged by Madrasa teacher to carry out attacks against the government of Afghanistan.

The Afghan children have regularly been recruited by the hard boy groups, the Taliban and the Haqqani network for the terrorist related activities, including suicide attacks.

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

Earlier, a 12-year-old child assigned for a suicide mission surrendered himself to the security forces in the eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the child was recently taken to Jalalabad city from the neighboring Pakistain for the suicide mission.
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Explosions heard in Kabul city, no casualties reported
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 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....
kaboomsKabul city was rocked by back to back kabooms earlier tonight causing panic among the city residents amid deteriorating security situation.

preliminary reports suggest a number of rockets were fired from unknown location which landed in key parts of the city.

According to initial reports, 3 rockets have landed in police districts 2 and 10th of the city with one of the rockets impacting a building belonging to girls school.

The incident comes as the US Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
visited the country to discuss issues of mutual interest between the two nations.

This comes at least 2 people were killed and 7 others were maimed in an kaboom which rocked the 11th police district of the city late in the month of March.

A security official speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed that one of the rockets landed in the vicinity of 2nd police district which is close to the Presidential palace and a number of ministries and another rocket rocket landed inside a girl’s high school in the same area.

The official further added that the rocket attacks did not incur any casualties to the civilians or members of the security forces.
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Car bomb hits Mogadishu restaurant, 6 killed
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A car packed full of explosives has rammed into a busy restaurant in Mogadishu’s Shibis district according to witnesses, Garowe Online reports. Initial reports indicate that six people were killed in the restaurant bombing, and many more wounded.

The targeted restaurant lies some a few kilometers away from the headquarters of Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA). Security forces and ambulances have rushed to the scene of car bomb attack shortly.

Al Shabaab has previously claimed responsibility for a series of suicide bombings and targeted assassinations largely in Mogadishu.
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Somalia executes two for killing female journalist
A military tribunal in Somalia executed two Al shabaab members convicted of murdering Hinda Hajji Mohamed, a female journalist killed in car bomb attack in Mogadishu in Dec 3, 2015.

Abdirisack Mohamed Barow, 28, and Hassan Nur Ali, 37, were executed by firing squad at school Polozio in Mogadishu on Saturday morning, according to a court judge.

The executed confessed role in concealing an explosive device under the seat of a car that killed Hinda Hajj Mohamed. She was assassinated for working the state media. Hinda Hajji was the widow of Liban Ali Nur, an editor at Somali National TV who had been killed in bomb and gun attack at a cafe in Somali capital, Mogadishu in the end of 2012 by Al shabaab.

Somalia’s military court has previously executed soldiers charged with murder and convicted Al Shabaab members.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Fresh fighting in Benghazi’s Ganfouda district
Heavy fighting in Benghazi was continuing this evening as the army launched a push into the tourist village at Ganfouda in the south of the city.

The attack which began early this morning was opened by an air raid.

Reports of army casualties are still coming in. Jalaa hospital has said that one soldier has died and 17 have been injured. It was not possible to check with the Benghazi Medical Centre to see if they had also received any dead and wounded.

This evening a large number of “technicals” and cars packed with soldiers was seen heading towards the fighting, evidently to reinforce army units, some of whom may have been rotated out of the line after the daytime battle.

After the army’s significant gains in the 22 February “Blood of the Martyrs” operation, the advance has petered out. What fighting that has taken place has been mostly around the still bitterly-contested Hawari cement factory.

Rumours persist that French DGSE special forces had been supporting the army on 22 February from a base at Benina Airport. Three days into the operation Saiqa special forces commander, Colonel Wanis Bukhamada denied that he had ever claimed that any French units were involved.

There was also another airstrike this evening on Sabri, close by the port, but no attempt by ground troops to advance into the district. Isolated Sabri, which armed force commander-in-chief General Khalifa Hafter has been vowing for months to take from IS and Ansar Al-Sharia fighters, continues to hold out. This is despite the fact that the army now has a clear field of fire over the beach which is the only supply route for the militants.
Posted by: badanov || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under:


Overnight gunfire near Serraj’s Tripoli naval base HQ
An outbreak of heavy firing last night near the Mehari Radisson hotel, above the Bu Sitta naval base where the Presidential Council is staying was due to a “misunderstanding” the Rada Security Force explained today.

It said that the fighting had broken out between what it described as the 155 Brigade of the Libyan army and the 6th Brigade under control of Central Security. Rada explained on its social media site that its own members had intervened to stop the shooting. It did not say what the “misunderstanding” might have been.

Other reports suggest that there was a dispute between 155 Brigade members and armed men from the Zawiyat Addahmani district as to who should be carrying out a patrol of the naval base.

In any event, prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj was not at the base. He left yesterday for a private visit to London, where it is understood that he will have no official meetings.

There are no details of any casualties from last night’s exchanges which lasted for about ten minutes and involved firing in the air.
Posted by: badanov || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Military Releases Pictures of Captured Boko Haram Spiritual Home
[THESTREETJOURNAL.ORG] Nigerian Army has released photos from the captured Spiritual Headquarters 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 in Borno State.

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Kukasheka Usman, on Saturday, released some photos from the victory of the troops over the holy warriors.

The gallant Nigerian soldiers had on Tuesday March 29, destroyed the forces of Evil spiritual home aka Boko Haram headquarters in Alagarno Forest in Borno state in a clearance operation.

Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  Back home again in Alagarno Forest,
And seems that I should flee,
The screaming Rockets flight, still homing right
Thru the banana trees For me
The newly Blown dead are calling
From the fields I used to roam
When I dream a about a Herky in the morning
Then I long for my little Forrest home.


Maurice, fetch the Triumph, we shall ride around brooding castle Rantburg, and perhaps stop for twirly fries.
Posted by: Shipman || 04/10/2016 20:00 Comments || Top||


Nigerian Army intercepts, neutralizes Boko Haram suicide bombers
[YNAIJA] The Nigerian Army, on Friday, disclosed that its troops in the Northeast have successfully foiled an attempted suicide kaboom by 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...
bandidos holy warriors during the early hours of Friday.
Pretty graphic pictures accompany the article. Just a warning if you're squeamish.
According to a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the terrorist were intercepted and neutralized by the Nigerian army at Jimini-Bolori village, in Borno State.

The bombs attached to the jacket wallahs were successfully deactivated by the Nigerian police and other bomb experts.

The statement reads that: "Today, at about 4.00am troops of 101 Battalion of 7 Division received a tip off about impending attack in Maiduguri city by 4 suspected Boko Haram murderous Moslems suicide bombers from Sambisa forest through Cashew Plantation.

"The ever vigilant troops responded decisively by intercepting and neutralizing of the suspected murderous Moslems at Madiyari village, while the third suicide bomber was intercepted and neutralized at Jimini-Bolori village.

"Unfortunately 3 of our soldiers sustained injuries in the process and they have been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post (RAP), for treatment.

"The 2 unwent kaboom! Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the suicide bombers were safely detonated by a combined team of Nigeria Police and our Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) experts.

"In a related development, the troops also jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
3 suspected Boko Haram murderous Moslems at Nwagafete village comprising 2 women and a 16 year old boy who were connected to suspected terrorists’ food vendors earlier arrested."
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Boko Haram demands '$50m ransom' for release of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls
[TELEGRAPH.CO.UK] 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...
is seeking a ransom of nearly £40m for the release of the 219 schoolgirls that it kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok two years ago, sources close to the group have told The Sunday Telegraph.
Hadn't they said shortly after the kidnapping that they'd sold most of the girls as wives and concubines on the international market?
The terror sect is thought to have issued the demand during secret contacts with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has said he is willing to negotiate for the girls' freedom.

The group's leader, Abubakr Shekau, had previously demanded the release of placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
comrades in exchange for the girls.

But a deal along those lines - brokered by the Red Thingy - fell through after Nigerian prison officials said that commanders on a list given to them by Boko Haram were not in their custody.

Details of the new ransom request emerged ahead of the second anniversary of the girls kidnapping on the night of April 14, 2014, when they were kidnapped by Boko Haram gunnies posing as soldiers.

Despite their case receiving global attention because of the celebrity-backed #bringbackourgirls campaign on social media, diplomats and sources close to the negotiations say they are no closer to knowing the girls' whereabouts.

The Nigerian military has made significant gains against Boko Haram in the last 18 months, raiding a number of the sect’s camps in Nigeria's vast Sambisa forest, and freeing at least 1,000 women and kiddies taken in other mass abductions.

Yet in none of the raids have any rescued prisoners or captured fighters been able to give any convincing accounts of meeting or seeing any of the Chibok girls.
Try Mali and Saudi Arabia.
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


DSS Arrests Suspected Founding Member Of Boko Haram In Lokoja
[CHANNELSTV] This Department of State Services has locked away
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
a suspected founding member of the 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...
, Mohammed Usman, in Lokoja, Kogi State.

According to the DSS, Mr Usman, widely known as Khalid Al-Barnawi, alias Kafuri, Naziru, Alhaji Yahaya, Mallam Dauda, Alhaji Tanimu, apprehended by this Service on April 1 in, while hiding under a false cover.

The Service said Mr Usman, whom it prefers to refer to as Al-Barnawi, was a founding member of the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid Da’wah Wa’l-Jihad (Boko Haram) and later the Amir of the break-away faction, Jama’at Ansarul Muslimim Fi Biladi Sudan (JAMBS).

A statement by the front man for the DSS, Tony Opuiyo, said "Khalid Al-Barnawi is a trained terrorist commander, who has been coordinating terrorist activities in Nigeria, while talent-spotting and recruiting vulnerable young and able Nigerians for terrorist training by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in North African States and the Middle-East".

The service said he was involved in many terrorist attacks in States of the Federation, including Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Sokoto and FCT-Abuja that resulted in the killing and maiming of innocent citizens of Nigeria.

"Al-Barnawi is also responsible for the bombing of the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
building in Abuja, on 26th August, 2011; the kidnapping of two European civil engineers in Kebbi State in May, 2011, and their subsequent murder in Sokoto State; the kidnap of a German engineer, Edgar Raupach in January, 2012, the kidnap and murder of seven expatriate staff of Setraco Construction Company at Jama’are, in Bauchi State in February, 2013, the attack of Nigerian troops at Okene in Kogi State, while on transit to Abuja for an official assignment," the DSS claimed in the statement.

It said the suspect would be charged after investigation, describing the arrest as a major milestone in the counter-terrorism fight of this Service.

The DSS reassured Nigerians that the Service in collaboration with other sister security agencies, would bring perpetrators of crime and their sponsors to justice.
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
al-Qaeda executes 17 Yemeni soldiers
Suspected Al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen seized and executed 17 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday, local officials and residents said.

The soldiers were detained while travelling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city in Abyan province under Al Qaeda control.

The militants took them to a remote area and killed them by firing squad, the officials and residents said. They said 17 other captive soldiers were wounded in the incident and some managed to escape and get help from local tribal leaders.

Ansar al Sharia, an Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, later issued a statement denying responsibility for the attack and blamed a local armed fighter named Ali Aqeel.

“We entered Ahwar around two months ago to chase this corrupt individual and his gang,” the statement said.

The soldiers had been visiting family in Aden and were returning to their base in al-Mahra to draw their salaries, security sources said. They were not dressed in military uniform and were not riding in military vehicles.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has exploited the Yemeni war to expand areas under its control, seizing Mukalla, the capital of Hadramout province, last year and recruiting more followers.
Arab News adds:
Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also known as Ansar Al-Sharia, in an online statement denied it was involved in the attack.

“We in Ansar Al-Sharia deny any connection to the murder incident that took place on Saturday morning in the Ahwar area,” it said, blaming a local tribal leader for the killings instead.

Meanwhile, in the region of Nahm, northeast of Sanaa, clashes on Saturday killed three loyalists and four rebel fighters, said another military source
Posted by: badanov || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia arrests five Daesh suspects
[RFE/RL] Russia's security agency said it arrested five suspects linked to the Daesh who were preparing an attack in southern Russia.

The Federal Security Service (FSB) said that the suspects were arrested in the town of Pallasovka in the Volgograd region, 900 or so kilometers south of Moscow. The FSB said the suspects had explosives and weapons, and were involved in trying to recruit local residents to work for Daesh.

Russian officials say that 5,000-7,000 residents of Russia and other ex-Soviet nations have traveled to Syria to join Daesh.
Posted by: ryuge || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
Four Brussels suspects charged with terror offenses
[AA.TR] Mohammed Abrini, one of the suspects charged over last month’s Brussels attacks, has admitted his involvement, officials said Saturday.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office released a statement confirming that Abrini was the third man involved in the bombing of Zaventem Airport. He was pictured in CCTV footage walking alongside two bombers who later killed themselves in the attack and became known as "the man in the hat".

Abrini confessed to being at the scene of crime, the statement said, adding that he threw his explosive vest in a bin and sold his hat after the blasts.

He was among six men nabbed
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
on Friday over last month’s attacks. Four, including Abrini, have been charged with "participating in terrorist acts". They were identified by broadcaster VRT as Mohammed Abrini, Osama Krayem, Bilal El Mahkoukhi and Herve B.M.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office identified all the suspects apart from Abrini by their first name and the initials of their surname.

Abrini had also been wanted in connection with the attacks in Gay Paree that killed 130 people in November. The airport attack and another at a metro station left 32 dead.

Krayem has been identified as the second man involved in the Maalbeek metro station bombing, the prosecutor’s office said. He was filmed talking to jacket wallah Khalid El Bakraoui at Petillon metro station just before the blast and was also present when the bags that contained the airport bombs were purchased at a shop in Brussels.

El Makhoukhi and Herve B.M., who were detained with Krayem, are suspected of having assisted Abrini and Krayem. Last year, El Mahkoukhi was convicted over his involvement in Sharia4Belgium,
...a Belgian Salafist organization that has been funneling fighters to Al Nusra and Al Qaeda in the Maghreb for years...
an organization that recruited fighters for Death Eater groups in Syria and Iraq. He was sentenced to five years in prison - three suspended - and was released under condition of electronic monitoring in March.

The other two men that were arrested have been released.

The suspects are believed by officials to be part of a ISIS-backed network that carried out both the Brussels and Gay Paree attacks.

Also Saturday, armed police searched an apartment in Brussels’ Etterbeek district that police believe may have been used as a safe house.
Ynet adds that Herve B.M. is Rwandan, and from The Times of Israel:
A sixth suspect believed to be involved in the Brussels attacks last month was tossed in the clink
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
on Saturday in the central district of Etterbeek.

The arrest took place after a police raid on a building that involved more than 50 officers, snipers and the bomb squad, according to NBC news. The building had been evacuated and roads to the apartment complex were closed off Saturday.

Belgium’s prosecutor’s office said Saturday that a sixth person had been arrested, but refused to give any further details ahead of an announcement due out later in the day.
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Spain police find hidden weapons cache, IS flag
MADRID -- Police said on Saturday they had discovered a hidden weapons cache and a home-made Islamic State flag in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, and are investigating a possible connection to Islamist terrorists militants.

The cache of four pistols, including an air gun modified to shoot live ammunition, two Scorpion sub-machine guns, ammunition and variety of knives, was found in perfect condition and buried on wasteland on Thursday, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

Spanish police have detained 15 people with suspected links to Islamic State terrorists militants so far this year and 102 people on the same charges last year after police stepped up security measures following terrorist attacks in Paris.

Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's other north African enclave, have been a focus of Spanish anti-terrorist militant investigations.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Three lightly wounded in explosion in Istanbul
Probably not the major attack the U.S. and Israel warned about...
[IsraelTimes] Police launch investigation; one Turkish website reports percussion bomb as cause of blast

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
said an kaboom near an overpass in Istanbul slightly maimed two people, with others reporting three were maimed.

The Anadolu Agency said on Saturday the kaboom occurred in Istanbul’s central Mecidiyekoy district. Police cordoned off the area and the cause of the kaboom was under investigation.

According to Turkish Minute, a website affiliated with the now-shut Today’s Zaman, the cause of the blast was a percussion bomb, which causes little damage.
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India-Pakistan
Policeman shot dead in Quetta
QUETTA: Unknown gunmen shot dead a head constable at Kachibaig near Sariab area of provincial capital on Saturday.

Police sources said that the head constable Saeed Ahmad was on way to somewhere when armed assailants riding a motorbike opened fire at him and fled from the scene. As a result, he died on the spot after receiving multiple bullet wounds. The body of deceased was shifted to civil hospital for legal formalities. Police cordoned off the entire area and started search to arrest suspects.
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Family of six shot to death in Panjgur
GWADAR: Six members of a family were shot dead in a house in Proom area of Panjgur district on Saturday.

According to officials, the victims were identified as Muhammad Younus, Naeem Jan, Muhammad Ilyas, Muha­m­­mad Nawaz, Muhammad Amin and Amina.

According to police, about 20 attackers broke into the house of Muhammad Younus in Pullabad Bazaar area early in the morning, when the family’s members were sleeping, and opened indiscriminate fire, killing six people.

The attackers had come in two vehicles.

“Six persons, including a woman, died on the spot after suffering multiple bullet injuries in the attack,” Panjgur Deputy Commis­sioner Mujeebur Rehman Qambrani said, adding that the attackers had escaped.

Police sources said an enmity might be the motive for the killings.

The bodies were handed over to the victims’ relatives.

Security forces launched a search operation in the area, but no arrest was made till late in the night.

Published in Dawn, April 10th, 2016
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#1  "My name is Muhammad. This is my brother Muhammad, my other brother Muhammad, and that's Daryl"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/10/2016 11:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Family of six

In Pullabad Bazaar resides
A man who took two twins as brides,
Just six years old, as per the Book
(too young to f---, but could they cook!).
From prior union, triplets three
(their mother he divorced, you see):
These three, coincidentally,
Were also six, the same as he.
What doth propel the little tyke?
May Allah tell thee, if he like.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 04/10/2016 11:59 Comments || Top||

#3  All six six? *happy sigh*
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/10/2016 16:50 Comments || Top||


34 suspected militants killed in Balochistan's Kalat district
QUETTA: Security forces on Saturday claimed to have killed 34 suspected militants, including a key commander in Balochistan’s Kalat district.

One security official was killed while two others sustained injuries during the exchange of fire.

“A key militant commander, Abdul Nabi Bangulzai, was also among the dead,” said Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti in a press conference.

The operation was launched by personnel of security forces and intelligence agencies, against elements involved in target killings and bombings in the Johan area of Kalat, added Bugti.

“Abdul Nabi was involved in the assassination of Balochistan High Court Justice Nawaz Marri in 2000,” stated the home minister.

Security forces also recovered a large amount of arms and ammunition from the militants, and Bugti added that those killed were also involved in attacking passengers in the Mastung area of the province.

The home minister, elaborated during the press conference that security forces have intensified their operations on the basis of intelligence received.

“There is no tolerance for terrorists,” said Bugti.

All the dead militants belonged to a proscribed outfit, which was active in the area and was involved in multiple terror attacks.

Militants have conducted attacks against security forces and national installations in Balochistan, which has been plagued by an insurgency and growing sectarian killings for more than a decade.
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Iraq
25 ISIS Bad Guys die in Mosul airstrikes
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Operations Command announced on Saturday, that 25 ISIS fighters were killed by an aerial bombardment south of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad).

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today the international coalition aircraft targeted two headquarters belonging to ISIS in the villages of al-Haj Ali and al-Mahana in Makhmur District (80 km south of Mosul), killing 25 ISIS members.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, added, “The aerial bombing also resulted in the complete destruction of the two headquarters.”

ISIS top security chief killed in Makhmour, Iraqi sources

[Rudaw] A senior ISIS militant, known as Abu Aisha, was killed by the Iraqi forces in Kharabardan village near the town of Makhmour, 68km south of Erbil, according to an announcement from the Iraqi army on Saturday.

Fazil Badr, also known as Abu Aisha, was in charge of the security affairs for the group. He was reportedly trying to target Iraqi soldiers in the town.

Kharabardan along with two other villages were recaptured by the local forces over the past weeks but were exposed to heavy ISIS shelling Thursday night.

Makhmour area has been widely patrolled by the Peshmarga forces fighting off ISIS militants in the neighboring Nineveh Plains since the radical group took over Mosul city in June 2014.

The Iraqi army launched its long-anticipated battle for Mosul in Makhmour earlier this month. The US Marines also set up a firebase near the town to provide artillery support for the Iraqi army.
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Iraqi kops detain 29 in Babel
(IraqiNews.com) Babel – A security source within the police force in Babel province said on Saturday, that the security forces managed to arrest 29 wanted individuals on various criminal charges during raid operations in different areas of the province.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The provincial police managed, today, to detain 29 wanted individuals on various criminal charges, ranging between murder and armed robbery, in different areas of the province,” adding that, “The detainees were transferred to a security center for interrogation.”
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Kurd kommies kill 7 Turkish soldiers
(IraqiNews.com) The armed wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) announced on Saturday killing seven Turkish soldiers near the Iraqi border, while pointed out that five of the PKK militants were killed in clashes with the Turkish army.

The PKK said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Our forces launched an attack on an armored vehicle belonging to the Turkish army in the area of Qlaban on the Iraqi-Turkish border,” noting that, “The attack killed seven soldiers that were in the vehicle.”

The statement added, “Armed clashes broke out between the PKK fighters and the Turkish army in the region of Batman, resulting in the death of one Turkish soldier and five elements of the [PKK].”
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#1  Good for Kurds. Bad for people who call them commies.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/10/2016 2:24 Comments || Top||


1 dead in bomb attack in Diyala
(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – On Saturday, a local source in Diyala Province announced, that four civilians were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device northeast of Baqubah.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “An improvised explosive device emplaced in the vicinity of Hamrin Basin exploded near a vehicle while passing in the area, killing one civilian and wounding three others.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the incident area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department.”
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Anbar Antics: 55 die


17 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, Khalidiya Council in Anbar Province announced, that 17 militants from the so-called ISIS were killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation in eastern Ramadi, while pointed out to the destruction of four armed vehicles.

The Head of Khalidiya Council Ali Dawood said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the international coalition aviation conducted an air strike on ISIS hideouts in Kartan area in Khalidiya Island, killing 17 Arab ISIS fighters.”

Dawood added, “The air strike also resulted in the destruction of four armed vehicles and rocket launchers.”

30 ISIS troops die in Heet

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Heet District Council in Anbar Province announced on Friday, that the joint forces managed to free 85% of Heet District west of Ramadi and killed 30 ISIS fighters, while pointed out that the security forces are working to evacuate the civilians from the district.

The Head of Heet Council Mohammed Mohannad al-Hiti said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces are advancing in the cleansing battles of Heet, and liberated about 85% of the district,” indicating that, “30 fighters belonging to ISIS were killed and dozens of vehicles were destructed during the battles.”

Hiti added, “The joint forces from the army, police, Anti-Terrorism and tribal fighters are working to evacuate innocent civilians from the areas of Heet.”

ISIS Top Dawg, 7 others die near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The forces from al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Saturday, that the so-called ISIS security official of al-Karma District was killed in a security operation in eastern Fallujah, along with seven of his companions.

The commander of the 1st battalion in Karmet Fallujah brigade, Col. Mahmoud Madi Jumaili, said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today the security forces from the army and police carried out a military operation targeting ISIS gatherings in the areas of Subaihat and Albu Awda in al-Karma District, killing the so-called ISIS security official Muhammad Zeian, along with seven of his companions.”

Jumaili added, “The security forces also destroyed two car bombs, a truck carrying weapons and improvised explosive devices and a number of rockets launchers.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 5 die


2 die in market bombing attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior revealed on Saturday, that ten people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a popular market in Sabaa al-Bour area in northern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight others.”

The source, who requested 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 cordoned off the area of the incident and barred approaching it.”

1 dead in mortar attack


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Saturday, that a soldier was killed and 13 others were injured in a mortar shell attack in western Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, militants fired several mortar shells targeting the headquarters of the army in the district of Abu Ghraib west of Baghdad, resulting in the death of one soldier and wounding 13 others.”

The source also added, “The security forces transferred the injured to a nearby hospital and the dead body to the forensic medicine authority.”

2 die in stadium bombing

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday, that 11 people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast near a football stadium in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “On Thursday evening, a bomb exploded near a football stadium in al-Wardiya area in Madain District in southern Baghdad during a match between popular teams, killing two people and injuring nine 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 bodies to the forensic medicine department, while imposed a security cordon on the area of the incident.”
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10 civilians killed as Iraqi army shells Daesh-held Fallujah
[AA.TR] Ten non-combatants were killed and 25 others were maimed after the Iraqi army targeted a market and a residential area in the ISIS-controlled city of Fallujah in Anbar province, an Iraqi security official told Anadolu Agency.

"Random Arclight airstrikes and artillery shelling by the [Iraqi] army targeted al-Fallujah Market and Nezal district in the downtown area," Ragee Barakat, a member of Anbar’s security committee, said. "The planes randomly attacked [the people of Fallujah] instead of dropping food supplies to save them."

Fallujah was the first Iraqi city to be captured by the ISIS terrorist group in 2014.

Meanwhile,
...back at the argument, Jane reached into her purse for her .38...
four kabooms rocked Baghdad on Friday, leaving six people dead and another 27 injured, according to a senior Iraqi interior ministry source.

The source told Anadolu Agency that the attacks hit al-Bayaa, Nafaw al-Shorta, al-Doura and al-Taramya districts.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
PA arrests 3 missing youths, foils ‘large-scale attack’ against Israelis
[IsraelTimes] Trio found north of Ramallah with grenades, sub-machine gun; Paleostinian security sources assess they are members of terror group Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,

Paleostinian security forces on Saturday placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
three Paleostinian youths who had been missing since March 30, foiling a planned large-scale terror attack against Israeli targets, according to Paleostinian Authority sources.

PA forces had conducted intensive searches for the three since they were reported missing.

The trio were found in an open area north of the West Bank city of Ramallah by a joint force of Paleostinian police and the Paleostinian Internal Security service, according to Paleostinian sources who spoke to The Times of Israel.

They had a large quantity of weapons with them, including several hand grenades and a "Carl Gustav" sub-machine gun, and it is believed they were planning an attack, the sources said.

The three were taken for interrogation. According to the Paleostinian sources, they are believed to be members of terror group Hamas.

Concerns regarding the three grew on Thursday after the cellphones and ID cards of two of the youths were found near Ramallah, according to Bethlehem Radio.

Paleostinian police notified the families of Basel Mahmoud Ala’raj of al-Walaja, near Jerusalem, Mohammed Abdullah Harb of Jenin, and Haytham Sayaj, of Hebron, of the find.

The families said that they had no word about the whereabouts of the three.
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#1  Good work by the Paleostinian Internal Security service (PISS)
Posted by: Frank G || 04/10/2016 11:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Weapons confiscated and transferred to member of Fatah youth auxiliary?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/10/2016 13:07 Comments || Top||


Police nab Palestinian with knife at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate
[IsraelTimes] The Israel Police said Friday they incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
a 25-year-old Paleostinian man outside Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate who was carrying a large knife in his bag.

The Paleostinian, a resident of the West Bank in Israel illegally, was brought in for questioning, where he told police he bought the knife and came to the area to carry out a stabbing attack on Israelis.

The suspect was not immediately named.
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Southeast Asia
18 Philippine soldiers killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf
[GMA News] Some 18 Philippine Army troops were killed, and 53 more injured, during a Saturday gun battle with 120 Abu Sayyaf militants in Basilan's Tipo Tipo town.

Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Filemon Tan said that five Abu Sayyaf fighters were also killed in the battle, among them a Moroccan national identified as Mohammad Khattab. The son of top Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, Ubaida Hapilon, was also reportedly slain in the fighting. Some 20 militants were also believed wounded, among them Abu Sayyaf leader Radzmil Jannatul - also known as Kubayb.

Tan said the clash broke out at 7:55 a.m. and lasted until around 5:30 p.m.

Saturday's clash comes just a day after former missionary Rolando del Torchio -- held hostage for six months by Islamic militants -- was found aboard a boat docked on Jolo.
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Attack suspects rounded up in southern Thailand
[The Nation] Three suspects were arrested yesterday on suspicion that they hijacked a pickup truck, stuffed it with explosives, and forced its owner to drive it into Yala town for a car-bomb attack.
The plot - thwarted by the victim and swift response by security forces on Tuesday - could have caused massive casualties.

Police and soldiers staged a pre-dawn raid yesterday to make the arrests. The suspects are Sanafee Jehteh, Marorfee Jehdeemae, and Reeduwan Tahay.

DNA from the pickup used in the foiled bomb plot have already nailed one of the suspects. Police are now interrogating the three in a effort to track down all of those involved. Witnesses said about ten men took part in hijacking the pickup.

Meanwhile in Narathiwat province, soldiers with the help of military dogs searched a mountainous area to hunt down militants who raided a hospital on March 13. Video footage and other evidence showed more than 50 men took part in that raid, aimed at providing a base for attacks on a nearby military base.

Yesterday, arrest warrants were issued for six more suspected raiders: Suedee Puteh, Yakee Wor-ngoi, Subaidee Safru, Ardue-anan Beuraheng, Abudulloh Johloh, and Abdulhaleng No. These latest arrest warrants bring the total number for this incident to eight.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Air Raids Kill 24 IS Fighters, 8 Civilians in Syria's Raqa
[AnNahar] At least 24 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 fighters and eight non-combatants were killed in air strikes Sunday on Syria's Raqa, the de facto capital of the jihadist movement, a monitor said.

It was unclear whether the raids were carried out by Syrian, Russian or U.S.-led coalition warplanes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"At least 24 IS members, among them three commanders, as well as eight non-combatants were killed in air strikes," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

"We do not know whether the warplanes were from the U.S.-led coalition, the Syrian regime or Russia," he added.
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Syrian rebels regain control of towns in Damascus province
[ARA News] HOMS ــ Subsequent to fierce battles with the radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS), Syrian rebel groups were able Saturday to regain control of several strategic locations from ISIS in the eastern Qalamoun in Syria’s province of Damascus, local sources reported.

Dozens of ISIS militants were killed during clashes with rebels in eastern Qalamoun on Saturday.

Speaking to ARA News in Damascus, local media activist Uday Mustafa confirmed that several opposition groups, mainly the so-called Usoud al-Sharqiya army, launched on Saturday a major attack on several ISIS-held positions in the eastern Qalamoun near Damascus.

“The rebels were able to regain control of the Sin and Badia Cement factories after fierce clashes with the terror group,” Mustafa said, pointing out that the rebel groups were able to destroy a tank in addition to two ISIS-manned cars loaded with machine guns [caliber 14.5].

The source stressed that the clashes led to ISIS withdrawal to the eastern regions.

“The opposition factions have launched another major attack on locations of the extremist group in the Safa station, during which dozens of fighters have been killed on both sides,” Mustafa told ARA News.

“Our battles with ISIS in eastern Qalamoun led to the death of dozens of [ISIS] terrorists, while some others fled toward the Syrian desert to the east,” Husam Shadi, a rebel fighter in Qalamoun, told ARA News.

“But, fighting is still ongoing in the region,” he reported.

At least 23 ISIS militants were killed during confrontations between the two sides, according to local activists.

The rebel groups view the Qalamoun as a base for launching operations against opponents around Damascus, and it also serves as a critical line of communication with their Sunni peers in Lebanon. Also, the region links Damascus to the regime’s Alawites enclaves on the coast.

The eastern Qalamoun areas of Damascus have been witnessing fierce fighting between several conflicting forces, including ISIS, opposition factions, and the pro-regime troops.
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Syrian rebels capture 3 towns in southern Aleppo
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Islamist rebel groups conducted Saturday a major offensive on positions for the pro-regime forces and allied militias, killing and wounding dozens of soldiers in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, local and military sources reported.

Islamist rebels were able to capture several strategic locations after clashes with pro-Assad forces, according to local activists.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, rebel spokesman Mustafa Suleiman said that the Nusra Front [Syria’s branch of al-Qaeda], Jund al-Aqsa and Ahrar al-Sham factions launched a major attack on headquarters of the regime’s army in Aleppo’s southern suburbs.

“The rebels were able to take over the key towns of Bernah and Khalidiya after heavy battles with the Syrian army,” Suleiman stressed.

The spokesman pointed out that the rebel factions, after heavy battles with Assad’s forces, were able to destroy several guns [caliber 23], a machine gun 14.5 as well as a manned-vehicle after targeting them with thermal rockets.

Local sources confirmed that Islamist armed groups launched several missiles on locations held by the regime’s army within the town of Khan Toman. However, the pro-regime forces responded by targeting the town of al-Eis [held by rebels] and the areas around Khan Toman and al-Ahrash. No casualties reported.

The rebel groups have gained control of al-Eis town subsequent to the announcement of the battle for southern Aleppo. They were able to expel the pro-regime forces completely from the area, according to the spokesman.

Also, Syrian Islamist fighters have taken over several towns north of Aleppo three weeks ago, especially after the US-led coalition forces intensified airstrikes on the positions of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) near the Turkish border. However, ISIS regained two towns after causing the rebels heavy losses in manpower and equipment.
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ISIS executes 3 in Manbij
[ARA News] ERBIL – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed three civilians in the city of Manbij in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, local sources reported on Saturday.

In the meantime, the radical group imposed night curfew in the city along with strict security measures, according to activists.

Speaking to ARA News on the phone, media activist Nasser Taljbini said that ISIS extremists have executed three civilians in the city of Manbij, on charges of spying for the anti-ISIS coalition forces.

“The three victims were executed by firing squad in the Manbij main square downtown, in front of dozens of people,” the source reported.

The ISIS-led Sharia Court in Manbij threatened to execute anyone who violates the group’s rules in the areas under its control.

Over the past two years, ISIS has publicly executed hundreds of civilians, activists, and journalists on various charges in the city of Manbij in northern Aleppo.

“Stepping up its patrols across the city, ISIS imposed a night curfew starting at 20:00 PM until 7:00 AM,” Taljbini reported, pointing out the group has been replacing its security members of the Hisba police forces from time to time.

Local sources in Manbij confirmed that the city has been under blockade from several directions since months, especially after the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have recently reported gains in the eastern suburbs of the city.

The SDF forces include the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) along with Arab and Christian groups. Backed by the U.S.-led coalition, the SDF alliance is mainly focused on fighting ISIS, al-Qaeda and other Islamist groups in northern Syria.

Moreover, a new civilian council was set up for Manbij city last month after a meeting in the town of Serrin in northern Syria, aiming at facilitating eliminating ISIS from the region.

The formation of this council shows the willingness of the Kurdish-led SDF to retake the city of Manbij from ISIS, and put an end to the barbaric acts committed by the group against civilians since nearly two years, according to analysts.
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Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 23 strikes against IS group: US Military
[AlAhram] The United States and its allies targeted 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 holy warriors with 21 strikes in Iraq on Friday and two in Syria, the US military said on Saturday.

Four of the strikes in Iraq were near Hit, striking a large tactical unit and 30 IS group boats.

In Syria, one strike destroyed seven IS rockets and a mortar system near Manbij.
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#1  Very obviously the sum of Integers is V. Now 23 less V = 18. Now because 1 is the loneliest number it must be allowed into the safe place on the number line. Thus 19 is real number, 23 is imaginary albeit in prime camo.
Posted by: Shipman || 04/10/2016 7:24 Comments || Top||



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