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Belgian police arrest 3 in Paris terror attacks investigations
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [846 views] Top|| File under:

Killer of female police officer arrested in Kandahar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key hard boy involved in the liquidation of government officials has been enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the hard boy was arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives and has been identified as Abdul Ghani.

The officials further added that the hard boy was involved in killing key government officials in Kandahar province, including the killing of a female police officer in 13th police district of the city.

The detained hard boy has confessed he has carried out numerous attacks on babus government employees and officials in this province.

The local officials have said the Afghan intelligence operatives intervened amid growing attacks on government officials that led to the capture of Abdul Ghani.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

The female police officer was working with the provincial passport department when she was rubbed out by the hard boy in Kandahar city last month.
Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Coordinated attack on Hamid Karzai Airport thwarted by NDS operatives
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan Intelligence operatives have thwarted a coordinated attack plot by the notorious Haqqani terrorist network on Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
International Airport.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said a weapons and explosives cache belonging to the terrorist network was seized from Deh Sabz 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....

A statement by NDS said the cache included 2 RPG-7 rocket launchers with 4 rockets, 11 magentic bombs, 17 explosives capsules, kabooms, 3 mine testers, and 6 Nokia mobile phones.

The statement further added that the target of the attack was Hamid Karzai International Airport which was successfully thwarted.

No further details were given regarding the detention of any suspect in connection to the attack plot.

The Haqqani terrorist network was found in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani
...founder and still titular head of the Haqqani Network. Jalaluddin is old and tough and very crafty, one of the few Pashtun warlords who was worth spit...
and is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Wazoo, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.

The network is allied with al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region and was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization on September 7, 2012 by the US Department of State.

Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban brutally kill 2 public uprising members in Baghlan by gouging their eyes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs have brutally murdered two public uprising forces in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan by gouging their eyes and slitting their nose and ears.

The incident took place late on Monday night in the restive Burka district where the anti-government armed bully boyz are actively operating.

A member of the public uprising forces said the Talibs are preventing the local residents to remove the dead bodies of the two deceased men.

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

Incident involving mutilation of security personnel, babus government employees and civilians accused of working for the government is not rare in Afghanistan.

The Talibs frequently target the security personnel and babus government employees as well as the ordinary civilians by accusing them of working for the government.

Such incidents normally take place on highways where the Taliban bully boyz are kidnapping the victims and murder them in horrific way.

Baghlan is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed krazed killer groups are actively operating in a number of its districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

2 students killed, 4 wounded as rocket lands on school in Mehtarlam city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two students bit the dust and four others sustained injuries after a rocket landed on a school in Mehtarlam city in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Education (MoD) said the rocket landed in the vicinity of Shahid Mawlavi Habib-ur-Rehman high school this morning.

A statement by MoE said the dear departed students have been identified as third grade student Mohammad Shakir and eight grade student Mohammad Zakir.

The statement further added that four others studying in second and third grades were maimed in the attack.

The ministry strongly condemned the attack on the school and urged the security personnel to take immediate steps in arresting the perpetrators of the incident.

No group including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

Laghman is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed hard boy groups including the Taliban bully boyz are active in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

This comes as a roadside kaboom targeted a vehicle carrying the Ministry of Education employees in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
earlier this week, leaving two dead and five others maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

7 policemen killed in a suspected insider attack in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven coppers were killed in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan in a suspected insider attack, local officials said Tuesday.

The incident has taken place in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar late on Monday night near the Durand Line.

A local security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the coppers were rubbed out by one of their comrades who has managed to flee the area following the attack.

The Taliban group has grabbed credit behind the incident and said the coppers were killed in an attack on a security post.

The group also claimed that the attack was carried out as part of the summer offensive launched by the group under the name of Omari Operations.

This comes as at least 7 coppers serving with the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces were rubbed out by their comrades in this province late last month.

Kandahar is the birth place of the Taliban forces of Evil however the Afghan cops have managed to maintain security and stability in this province during the past several months.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems have been trying to expand their insurgency activities in this province lately amid deteriorating security situation in the south.

Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Ruritanian jets carry out airstrike in Gedo
Unknown military have launched a deadly airstrike in Gedo region, south west of Somalia on Monday, killing herds of goats and innocent civilians, according to residents.

Mohamud Mukhtar, an elder has confirmed the aerial bombardment, saying the jets struck Basul village, and other residential areas near Garbaharey town, the regional capital of Gedo.

The local residents in southern Somalia have blamed Kenya and U.S. air force jets for killing their wimmin children fluffy bunnies livestock in the increasing indiscriminate airstrikes in the Al shabaab controlled areas.

U.S. military carried out in Somalia air-raids that killed several Al shabaab commanders, including the leader of the group Ahmed Godane who died in drone attack near Barawe town in 1st September, 2014.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under:

#1  News from an alternate universe. Maybe.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/13/2016 18:12 Comments || Top||

5 die in suicide bomb attack in Aden
Aden is in part al-Qaeda territory
A suicide bomber suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda terrorist group killed five Yemeni soldiers when he detonated his explosive belt Tuesday among army recruits in Aden, a security official said.

The man mixed in with a group of recruits as they headed to their base in the southern city which serves as a temporary capital for the government, the official said.
Posted by: badanov || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Saudis, mercenaries keep breaching truce in Yemen: Houthis
[Iran Press TV] Yemen’s Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
Ansarullah movement has accused Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and its mercenaries of constantly violating a truce agreement across the country, saying the Saudis have almost no regard for the UN-sponsored deal less than a week before peace talks.

The Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said on Tuesday that pro-Saudi faceless myrmidons have targeted numerous positions of Houthis as well as civilians while Saudi fighter jets continued pounding positions across Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
despite the truce which came into effect at midnight between Sunday and Monday.

The report said Saudi mercenaries had launched rocket attacks on residential places in Jawf, Marib and Sa’ada provinces, all of them north of Yemen. Similar attacks were also carried out in central province of Ta’izz in the east.

It said Saudi warplanes attacked positions in the same provinces plus Sana’a, Amran and al-Hudaydah in the north while a health center in Lahij in southern Yemen came under fire.

Houthis on Monday recorded 39 violations of truce by Saudis and allies, including attacks in Ta’izz and the central province of Baida. They said Saudi warplanes also flew sorties over several areas of Yemen.

Saudi officials responded by describing the breaches as "minor", accusing the Houthis of carrying out attacks on forces loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, Yemen’s resigned president who enjoys support from Riyadh.

Officials in the UN admitted cases of violations ahead of peace talks scheduled in Kuwait on April 18. UN front man Stephane Dujarric said there were "some pockets of violence" but said that "the cessation of hostilities seems to be largely holding."

Houthi front man Mohammed Abdulsalam warned in a statement on Facebook that "continued military action endangers the grinding of the peace processor and reduce the chances of holding the forthcoming dialogue".

Ansarullah says around 9,500 people have been killed in more than a year of Saudi aggression against Yemen while hundreds of thousands have been displaced across the country. The UN estimates show that fighting in Yemen has put more than 80 percent of the population on the brink of famine.
Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Both sides are on to that hudna thingy.
Posted by: JHH || 04/13/2016 13:55 Comments || Top||

Belgian police arrest 3 in Paris terror attacks investigations
[FRANCE24] Belgian police tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
three people in a Brussels suburb on Tuesday during a new raid linked to the investigation into the November terror attacks on Gay Paree, federal prosecutors said.

"Three people were arrested and held for questioning," a statement said, adding the raid took place in the Belgian capital's southern suburb of Uccle.

It said the raid was carried out "in the context of the investigation that the federal prosecutor opened following the attacks in Gay Paree on November 13" which left 130 people dead and hundreds maimed.

The investigating judge will decide Wednesday whether to continue holding the three, it said, without giving any further details.

The prosecutor's office announced earlier that Belgium had charged two new suspects over the March 22 Brussels airport and metro bombings that left 32 people dead and hundreds maimed.

Gay Paree-Brussels links
Investigators have uncovered extensive links between the Gay Paree and Brussels attacks, both of which were claimed by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....

The DNA of Brussels airport jacket wallah Najim Laachraoui was, for example, found on a boom jacket recovered at the Bataclan concert hall in Gay Paree where 90 people died on November 13.

On Friday, police netted another key Gay Paree suspect, Mohammed Abrini, dubbed "the man in the hat" after he was seen in CCTV footage at Brussels airport shortly before the two bombers struck there.

Belgium’s prosecutor’s office said on Sunday that the Brussels attackers had originally planned another assault in La Belle France but the arrest of Gay Paree suspect Salah Abdeslam on March 18, coupled with a massive series of police raids, made them change plans and target Belgium instead.
The Times of Israel adds this about the two who were charged:
Belgian media identified Tuesday’s suspects as brothers Smail and Ibrahim Farisi who were said to have "cleaned" the Etterbeek apartment the day after the attacks.

It was not clear when the two men were tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
There is considerable speculation in Belgium that despite recent police successes, there could be more suspects still on the run.

The federal prosecutor gave no further details of the suspects, citing the need for secrecy in the investigation "which is continuing actively, day and night."
Update from The Times of Israel at 9:40 a.m. ET: The three arrested yesterday were released without being charged. There's been an awful lot of that since the Paris attack -- I suspect the police are taking the opportunity to get fingerprints, photos, and DNA on file, and examine cell phones and computers for contact information, getting a headstart on the next attack.
Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [510 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Netherlands airport partially evacuated due to security alert
[Iran Press TV] The Dutch security forces have partially evacuated Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport following reports of a suspicious package.

"Police have evacuated part of the airport plaza and the adjacent Sheraton Hotel and placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
one person amid a suspicious situation" late on Tuesday, said airport spokeswoman Danielle Timmer, without giving the identity of the suspect.

The heavily-armed masked security forces cordoned off the area and the baggage of the detained man was examined in the presence of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, a special unit of the Dutch Armed Forces tasked with diffusing bombs.

Police said that it also conducted a search operation at a bus stop outside the airport's main terminal.

"Part of Schiphol is not accessible due to an incident... For now, air traffic has not been affected," the airport said on its official Twitter account.

The alert reportedly triggered pandemonium as many stranded passengers started to run to safety.

Much of Europe remains on high alert following last month’s terror attacks in Brussels that claimed dozens of lives.
According to The Times of Israel:
Military police front man Alfred Ellwanger told AFP that "around 9:45 pm (1945 GMT) a man was nabbed
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
on the square in front of the main entrance to the airport’s plaza".

"The bomb disposal squad is also on the scene and they are checking the man’s luggage," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

The Grand Turk
36 Kurds, Turkish troops die in fighting in border regions
DIYARBAKIR: Six Turkish soldiers and 30 Kurdish militants have been killed in the past 24 hours in attacks and clashes across Turkey’s turbulent southeast region, security sources and the army said on Tuesday.

An estimated 57 people, including eight civilians, were wounded in the attacks, they said.

Thousands of militants and hundreds of civilians and soldiers have been killed since the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) resumed its insurgency last summer following a 2-1/2-year cease-fire and peace process.

The government has ruled out any return to the negotiating table and has vowed to crush the PKK, which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey and its Western allies.

The security sources said operations in Sirnak province and in neighboring Iraq and Syria had been stepped up and that gunfire and explosions could be heard in the area where earlier one soldier was killed and three others wounded.

A soldier was also killed and four wounded in an explosion in Daglica, a village in Hakkari province near the Iranian border, during clashes with the PKK, the army said.

Two soldiers were also killed during clashes with the PKK in the border town of Nusaybin near Syria, the army said in a statement later on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu put the death toll from a car bomb attack overnight that targeted a Turkish gendarmerie base in the town of Hani at two. The army said 47 people, including eight civilians, had been wounded in that attack.
Posted by: badanov || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

#1  end the Turkish occupation of Kurdistan
Posted by: lord garth || 04/13/2016 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  End the Turkish occupation of Anatolia.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/13/2016 16:19 Comments || Top||

Turkey strikes at ISIS targets after rockets hit border town
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Turkish artillery units on Tuesday shelled ISIS targets across the border in Syria, officials said, hours after rockets fired from Syria struck a Turkish border town, wounding eight people.

Two rockets hit the town of Kilis early in the day in the third such cross-border incident at the town in the past five days.

One rocket struck a guesthouse while the second landed on an empty field near a bus terminal, the state-run Anadolu Agency said. The Kilis governor’s office said eight people were hurt and two of them were at death's door.

Authorities evacuated children from a nearby youth center that has been turned into a temporary school for Syrian refugees, the report said.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s military routinely retaliates to rockets or shells that land on Turkish territory. On Tuesday, artillery units fired at ISIS targets around the town of Azaz, in northern Syria, Anadolu reported.

The agency, citing unidentified security sources, said the targeted ISIS positions were located around the villages of Sawran, Dabiq, Akhtarin and Ehtemlat and added that the "intensive shelling" was continuing.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the Turkish military had responded to rockets "immediately in line with the rules of engagement."

"We are determined to take every step that is necessary," Davutoglu said.

The wider province of Kilis borders areas in Syria that are controlled by ISIS, Syrian Kurdish militia or anti-government Syrian rebels.
Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

3 Bad Guys die in Quetta
QUETTA: At least three alleged terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the Rindgarh area on Sunday.

Security forces conducted a raid at a hideout on a tip-off and killed three terrorists during an exchange of fire. A huge cache of arms and ammunitions were also recovered from their possession. The terrorists were wanted in various cases including kidnapping for ransom, target killing and notorious crimes.
Posted by: badanov || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:

Kop dies in small arms attack in Swat
MINGORA: Unidentified gunmen killed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shangla Muhammad Ilyas and injured two of the police officer's' guards in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swat district on Tuesday.

The assailants opened fire on the DSP's vehicle in Mingora's Sabzi Mandi area, where he was on a visit, leaving him and two of his guards seriously injured, police said. The gunmen fled the scene of the attack.

The DSP and his guards were taken to a nearby hospital where the senior police official was declared dead by doctors.

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists but police and law enforcers are yet to identify the culprits.

The attack comes as Operation Zarb-i-Azb is two months into its final phase. Inter-Services Public Relations claims at least 252 militants have been killed and 160 severely injured as security forces clear militancy-hit areas in Shawal Valley and North Waziristan Agency.

At least five major counter-terrorism military operations were carried out in Swat and Shangla from 2007 to 2009. Operations Rah-i-Haq I, II and III targeted militancy in both Swat and Shangla, Operation Rah-i-Rast took place in Swat, and Operation Black Thunderstorm took on militancy in Buner, Lower Dir and Shangla.
Posted by: badanov || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Air strikes ordered on Rajanpur gangsters
LAHORE: Security forces carrying out a joint operation in the riverine area of Rajanpur got a final nod on Tuesday for air strikes to hit the gangsters hiding in a 10km-long piece of tract surrounded by water.

Rajanpur police requested Punjab IG Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera to provide them two military helicopters for the strikes. The forces also offered the gangsters to surrender before the air strikes.

A senior police official privy to the development told Dawn that law enforcement agencies had halted the ground operation against the hardened criminals for the time being to avoid collateral damage.

“The forces have made last announcements asking women, children and other people to evacuate the island,” he said, adding that hundreds of people, mostly families of the gangsters, had been living in the island bordering Sindh and Balochistan for decades.

The official said police, Rangers, Elite Force commandos and Counter-Terrorism Department personnel were taking part in the operation, codenamed Zarb-i-Ahan.

Mushtaq Sukhera, the Punjab police chief, visited frontline checkposts on Tuesday to review the operational strategy. He was accompanied by police officers from Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan, DPOs and senior officials of Rangers.

“The mortar attack by Rangers has given a visible support to police against the gangsters,” the IG said.

According to a handout, he said the fight against the ‘evil elements’ of society had entered a final phase and security forces would eliminate them soon.

Published in Dawn, April 13th, 2016
Posted by: badanov || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:

4 Kurds wounded in mortar attack
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province said on Tuesday, that four elements of the Peshmerga were wounded in a mortar shell attack south of the province.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A mortar shell launched by ISIS had fallen on the village of Tal Maghaz in the district of Daquq (35 km south of Kirkuk), resulting in the injury of four elements of the Peshmerga,” adding that, “A force from the Peshmerga transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.”

26 people arrested in Kirkuk

[Rudaw] At least 26 people were arrested over the course of the last 12 days near Kirkuk province, a security official told Rudaw on Tuesday.

“12 of those who are arrested were previously wanted for links to terrorism,” Smko Mohammed, the spokesman of Kirkuk security forces (Asayesh), said in a press conference.

“A band of 8 people were also arrested on the charge of drug trafficking,” Mohammed added.

Mohammad added that another four were arrested for stealing $24,000 and gold from a house.

Two other people were also arrested on charge of spreading violent activities.

Kirkuk's police have already broken up several Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells which have carried out terror attacks and abducted civilians.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces and police maintain miles of defensive lines south of Kirkuk and have successfully foiled several ISIS attempts to attack the city.
Posted by: badanov || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Mosul Mayhem: 1 dead
ISIS executes student in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Province announced on Tuesday, that the so-called ISIS executed a college student in front of his house south of Mosul for cooperating with the security forces.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS fighters executed a university student in Makhmur District south of Mosul for collaborating with the security forces.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “ISIS carried out the execution in front of the student’s house in the village of al-Haj Ali in Makhmur District, and in the presence of all the people in the village.

Mosul hospital receives 500+ ISIS dead

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Nineveh Operations Command announced, that the hospitals of Nineveh Province have received more than 500 bodies of ISIS fighters during the military operations taking place south of Mosul.

The commander of Nineveh Liberation Operations, Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jubouri, said in press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Nineveh hospitals received more than 500 bodies of ISIS fighters during the military operations south of the province, especially in Qayyarah,” noting that, “We will resume the military operations when more military troops arrive to sustain the momentum of the military operations, as well as securing the liberated areas.”

Jubouri added, “ISIS left dozens of bodies during the military operations in the liberated areas,” indicating that, “The international coalition aircraft backed the military operations and carried out more than 52 air strikes during the battles.”
Posted by: badanov || 04/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi kops detain 2 terror suspects in Diyala
(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – On Tuesday, Diyala Police Command announced arresting two wanted people on charges of terrorism, while dismantled an improvised explosive device in Baqubah District.

Diyala police spokesman Colonel Galib al-Attiya said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A security force from the police’s emergency regiment carried out a raid in Balad Ruz District, and was able to arrest two wanted people on charges of terrorism,” pointing out that, “The detainees were transferred to a security center for interrogation.”

Attiya also pointed out, “An improvised explosive device emplaced on the agriculture road in Hamrin Basin was dismantled.”
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Anbar Antics: 44 die

Iraqi militia prepares for Fallujah operation

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Tuesday, that the liberation operations of Fallujah will start soon,
"How soon?"
"Sometime between now and never, Effendi."
while revealed that the operation will be carried out with the participation of more than four thousand fighters.

The commander of Karmat Fallujah brigade in al-Hashed al-Shaabi, Colonel Juma Fazaa Jumaili said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The final preparations for the cleansing operation of Fallujah are ongoing,” noting that, “More than four thousand fighters will join the storming of the city, backed by the international coalition aviation.”

Jumaili added, “The security forces from the army, police and al-Hashed al-Shaabi fighters will also join the cleansing operations backed by the Federal Police regiments and artillery units,” pointing out that, “The coming few days will witness the start of the cleansing operations in the city, after the collapse of ISIS in Ramadi and Heet.”

4 ISIS Bad Guys die in Iraqi army op in Heet

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Tuesday the killing of four ISIS elements, including a suicide bomber, in the district of Heet west of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the Third Regiment of the army’s 16th Division had managed to destroy a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber in the center of Heet City (70 km west of Ramadi),” adding that, “[Another] force from the Third Regiment of the army’s 16th Division was able to destroy a boat belonging to the ISIS and kill three ISIS elements northeast of Heet.”

40 ISIS troops die as Iraqi forces clear hospital

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, Heet District Council in Anbar Province announced the cleansing of Heet Teaching Hospital and al-Jamayia neighborhood in Heet District in western Anbar, while pointed out that the operations resulted in the killing of 40 ISIS fighters.

The Head of Heet Council, Mohammed Mohannad al-Hiti, said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces managed to cleanse Heet Hospital and al-Jamayia neighborhood in central Heet, after fierce battles against ISIS fighters. ”

Hiti added, “The cleansing battles resulted in the killing of 40 ISIS members, in addition to destructing nine vehicles,” noting that, “The security forces are advancing in al-Zohor neighborhood.”

“The next few hours will witness the liberation of the remaining areas of Heet, as well as raising the Iraqi flag over its government buildings,” Hiti continued.
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2 die in Baghdad bombing
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday, that seven people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a lake in Sateeh village in Madain District in southern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding five 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 carried out a raid to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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Iraqi army liberates several areas in Hit from Daesh grip
[Iran Press TV] Iraqi army troops, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have retaken several areas from 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...
ISIS terrorist group in the strategic city of Hit, military sources say.

Three neighborhoods in a district of Hit, located in the western province of Anbar, were recaptured by the army, Major General Sami Kazim al-Ardi, a commander in the Counter-Terrorist Bureau, told Iraq's al-Sumaria News on Tuesday.

Only some areas in three districts of Hit's northeastern part are to be liberated.

...back at the pie fight, Bella grabbed the cocoanut cream...
Major General Abdul-Ghani al-Assadi, another commander in the Counter-Terrorist Bureau, announced that the Iraqi forces have thwarted a ISIS attack on Hit city center.

ISIS is on the verge of total defeat in Hit as many of its elements were killed on Monday, the commander added.

On April 4, Iraqi forces entered Hit, located 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Anbar’s capital city of Ramadi. The advance came a week after the beginning of an operation by the army to take full control of the city.

It was the latest in a string of gains by the Iraqi military and allied volunteer fighters against ISIS in the conflict-ridden Arab country.
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Syrian rebels capture ash-Shabaniya in Aleppo
ALEPPO – Syrian rebel groups on Tuesday launched a major offensive on positions for the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) and were able to recapture key areas in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, local and military sources reported.

Subsequent to the rebel-led attack, fierce fighting broke out between the two sides accompanied by artillery shelling by the Turkish army on ISIS positions in Aleppo’s northern suburbs.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, rebel spokesman Saleh Zain confirmed that the rebel groups, including the Sham Corps fighters, the Sultan Murad Brigade and Ahrar al-Sharqiya group were able to carry out a surprise attack against ISIS in the northern suburbs of Aleppo and were able to control the key town of ash-Shabaniya and the surrounding farms after heavy fighting, during which a number of jihadis were killed and some others injured.

“Supported by Turkish fierce shelling on ISIS’s locations in al-Raee and Qara Kopri villages, our fighters [rebels] regained key areas from the terror group,” Zain said. “We aim at taking over the ISIS-held strategic town of al-Raee [35 km to the west of Jarablus].

The Turkish shelling caused ISIS losses in manpower and equipment, according to the spokesman.

“Meanwhile, the US-led coalition forces conducted two air raids on locations for Daesh in the towns of Kadrish and az-Ziyadiya,” a local source told ARA News, using an acronym for ISIS.

ARA News has no precise information about the death toll in ISIS ranks.

Syrian rebel groups have been now on the outskirts of the town of al-Raee, which fell to ISIS two days ago, locals reported.

On Monday, ISIS captured several towns and villages in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, including Tel Ahmar, ar-Raghibiya, ash-Shabaniya, Shaheen farms and Tel Shaeer west of the al-Raee town subsequent to fierce battles with Syrian rebel fighters from the al-Sham Corps, the First Regiment and the Sultan Murad Brigade, according to military sources.

Last Thursday, Syrian rebel groups, including Islamist factions, announced the expulsion of ISIS extremists from the town of al-Raee in northern Aleppo. However, sporadic clashes continue between the two sides along the borderline with Turkey, according to locals.

The radical group tries to maintain control over some key areas extending from al-Bab city to the bordering city of Jarablus–major pocket for the group in northern Syria.
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Car bomb in Lebanon’s Sidon kills Palestinian official
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A boom-mobile went kaboom! on Tuesday in Leb’s southern port city of Sidon, killing at least one person identified as a Paleostinian official, a security source said.

The source said the blast killed Fathi Zeidan, who headed the Fatah movement in the Miye Miye Paleostinian refugee camp near Sidon.

"His identification card was found near the car which went kaboom!, which was also his," the source told AFP, adding it was unclear if Zeidan had been in the car at the time.

The army’s forensics unit arrived at the scene of the blast and cleared away scorched body parts lying near a car in flames, said an AFP correspondent at the scene.

More than 450,000 Paleostinians are registered in Leb with the UN agency for Paleostinian refugees, and most live in squalid conditions in 12 official refugee camps.

The camps are administered by Paleostinian officials and security forces, rather than the Lebanese authorities.

In recent years, tensions have risen between Paleostinian president the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
’s Fatah movement and the Jund al-Sham Islamist group, especially in the Ain al-Hilweh camp, which is also near Sidon.

The rival factions in Ain al-Hilweh have clashed several times in the past year, with each side accusing each other of liquidation attempts.

Ain al-Hilweh has become the scene of score-settling between several factions, and a breeding ground for Death Eater groups that have flourished on the back of the poverty afflicting the camp.
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Two Russian pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two Russian military pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs, the defense ministry said on Tuesday, adding that the aircraft had not been under fire.

"Two crew members died," the defense ministry said in a statement.

The crash of the Mi-28 attack helicopter happened in the early hours of Tuesday, the ministry said, adding the bodies had been recovered and brought to Russia's Hmeimim air base.

"According to a report from the crash site, the helicopter was not fired at," the defense ministry added, saying experts were looking into the reasons of the accident.

The crash takes Russia's official combat corpse count in Syria to seven.

Moscow says that five Russian servicemen perished while on combat duty in Syria, including the pilot of a warplane shot down by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and a special operations officer who called an air strike on himself after being surrounded by ISIS bully boyz near Palmyra.

Another serviceman did away with himself while on duty in Syria, the defense ministry said.
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ISIS in control of 80%-90% of Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus
[Ynet] According to sources in Syria, ISIS controls 90% of the Yarmouk Paleostinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus.

The camp is a major base for the PFLP-GC, a Paleostinian terror group with close ties to the Assad regime.

Reports say that a truce has been declared in the camp between ISIS and regime fighters, but festivities are still ongoing in the camp between al-Qaeda and ISIS.
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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....
(ISIS) has reportedly managed to takeover most of the Yarmouk Paleostinian refugee camp in Syria's capital Damascus.

"[ISIS] began attacking positions of its former ally [Jabhat] Al-Nusra and took control of 60 percent of the camp,"
It's the same order of magnitude as 90%...
the Paleostinie Liberation Organization's (PLO) chief in Damascus, Anwar Abdel Hadi told AFP.

"Some Nusra fighters joined [ISIS's] ranks," he added. "ISIS then besieged the remaining Nusra positions and demanded that they leave the camp."

Yarmouk was once home to 160,000 Paleostinians and Syrians. The ongoing war in Syria has devastated it and forced most of its inhabitants to leave. A mere 6,000 civilians remain in the devastated area along with as many as 3,000 ISIS bully boys.

ISIS had previously overrun large parts of the camp in April 2015, in coordination with Nusra, but were pushed back by armed Paleostinians and forces loyal to the regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
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US leads 13 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria
[Ymet] The United States and its allies stages 13 strikes on Monday 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 in the coalition's latest daily attack against the bad boy group, a US military statement said on Tuesday.

Nine strikes hit near four Iraqi cities - Hit, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Qayyarah and Sinjar - destroying 21 of the bad boys' fighting positions and three tactical units, among other targets, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

In Syria, four strikes near Manbij and Mar'a hit four Islamic State tactical units, four fighting positions, an improvised bomb and other targets, the statement said.

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