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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "That's how it goes. Here they sit, one with his faith and the other with his cash box. Dunno which is more dangerous." - MOTHER COURAGE
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/08/2016 2:40 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Over 200 Suspected Insurgents Arrested In Parwan
In less than a week 210 suspected insurgents have been arrested in Parwan province while on their way to northern Afghanistan, officials confirmed.

According to Parwan Governor Mohammad Asem, 16 of the arrested men have been found to have links with terrorist groups. In addition, 150 of the group claim to not know why they are traveling to the north.

Asem said that most of the arrested people are from southern and southeastern provinces of Afghanistan, and were on their way to Kunduz, Takhar and Faryab provinces.

"This thing happened last year as well. I myself heard that a large number of people went to northern parts of the country in convoys of vehicles and there were two, three to four people in every vehicle and when the vehicles returned there were only the drivers in them and no one else. It is not clear which part of northern Afghanistan those people went to," he added.

He said however a full investigation is being conducted into the situation.

Bahauddin Jailani, the chairman of Parwan provincial council, meanwhile said that if government failed to take action against the influx of suspected fighters in northern Afghanistan, a repeat of last year's Kunduz crisis could happen in other provinces.

"Definitely, these people wanted to join militants' ranks in northern parts of the country. I have clearly said that if they were not restrained, these suspected people, with the help of the circles who are trying to mount insecurity in Afghanistan, could become a threat for all the people of Afghanistan," he added.

It is said that most of the arrested people are youth.

"They are telling us they want to go to the north, but don't know who they are going to meet. Today (on Sunday) we also arrested ten people who wanted to go to Kunduz and Takhar provinces," said Ziaur Rahman Fayez Sayedkhili, the security chief of Parwan police headquarters.

Although there are a large number of check posts on the highway to northern Afghanistan, these people are believed to be trying to get to the battleground to join the Taliban militants.

During the fall of the Kunduz last year, it is believed the most of the militants had come from other provinces.
Posted by: badanov || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


28 militants killed, 30 wounded as major Taliban attack repulsed in Kunar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 28 Talibs were killed and 30 others were maimed as the Afghan cops repulsed a major offensive by the Taliban group in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
According to the local officials, scores of Taliban murderous Moslems launched the attack in the early hours of Saturday to take control of security posts in Ghaziabad district.

The provincial governor Wahidullah Kalimzai however said the attack was launched late on Friday night and continued for several hours.

He said a member of the Afghan National Army lost his life and three others were maimed in the attack.

The Taliban group front man Zabiullah Mujahid has claimed that two Talibs were killed and five others were maimed during the shootout with the Afghan forces.

Mujahid also claimed that eleven soldiers of the Afghan National Army were killed and several others were maimed during the clash.

Kunar is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed forces of Evil are actively operating in its various districts.

The province is also home of various foreign murderous Moslems as they are routinely crossing the Durand Line from the tribal regions of Pakistain to stage attacks.

The coordinated attack on security posts in Kunar comes as the Taliban group announced its summer offensive earlier last month and vowed to carry out more attacks across the country.

Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Horrific video shows Taliban publicly killing woman over adultery
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A horrific video has emerged online which purportedly shows the execution of a woman by the Talibs in northern Jawzjan province.

The woman was reportedly executed in Khanqa village in Aqcha district with the footage showing the woman is forced to kneel in a dessert before she is rubbed out.

The execution is carried out by a Taliban bully boy who has covered his face with a scarf and shooting the woman with an Ak-47 rifle from behind.
O brave, brave Lion of Islam!
The local officials have not commented regarding the report so far to confirm the exact date and location of the incident.

The brutal killing of the woman refreshes the savagery of the group while they were ruling the country in early 90s.

The group executed a woman in a stadium in capital Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
in a similar way which sparked international condemnation.

The group still continues to try convicts in desert courts in areas where they have influence and publicly execute the convicts after they are awarded death sentence.

The latest video is followed amid concerns by the rights organizations that the condition of the women in northern parts of the country is rapidly getting worse amid deteriorating security situation.
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  My great grandfather was killed over adultery - shot by an aggrieved husband. The husband was not charged.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/08/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||

#2  The woman was reportedly executed in Khanqa village in Aqcha district with the footage showing the woman is forced to kneel in a dessert before she is rubbed out.

Chocolate? Angel Food cake?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/08/2016 11:40 Comments || Top||

#3  I'll take a bullet in the brain housing group over the bird cage in the swimming pool, but that's just me.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/08/2016 11:43 Comments || Top||

#4  If kind executioners putting
The hood on ahead of my shooting
Should ask me my wishes
Regarding sweet dishes,
I think I'd kneel down in bread pudding.

Or possibly stand in it, if that were permitted.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 05/08/2016 20:34 Comments || Top||


2 NATO soldiers treacherously killed by individuals in Afghan forces uniform in south
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two services of the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
-led Resolute Support (RS) mission bit the dust in an attack carried out by individuals in Afghan cops uniform.

"Two Resolute Support service members died this morning when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) uniforms shot up an ANDSF compound in Southern Afghanistan," according to a statement by the alliance.

The statement further added that Resolute Support members returned fire and killed the shooters.

The alliance did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident and nationality of the dear departed service members, saying "It is our policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities."

The statement added that the Afghan and Resolute Support officials are conducting an investigation into the incident and further information will be released as available and appropriate.

"We continue to train, advise and assist the ANDSF, and do not view this incident as representative of the positive relationship between our forces," the statement said.

Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan army helicopter makes emergency landing in Kandahar, no casualties reported
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A helicopter of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces made a emergency landing in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, local officials said Saturday.

Provincial governor’s front man Samim Khpolwak said the incident took place late on Friday in Shahwali Kot district.

He said the helicopter was providing logistics to the Afghan armed forces when it made emergency landing due to technical problems.

Khpolwal further added that security personnel on board the helicopter did not suffer any casualties.

The Taliban group claimed that the helicopter was shot down by the group’s fighters and all on board were killed after it crashed.

Hoewever, the local officials have rejected the Taliban claims as baseless.

This comes as an Afghan army helicopter was forced to perform emergency landing in a similar incident in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan late in the month of March.

The emergency landing of the helicopter in Kandahar comes as the Afghan forces are busy in suppressing the insurgency activities of the Taliban group.

The defense officials said last week at least 32 turbans were killed and 18 others were maimed during a raid by the Afghan forces in this province.
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Morocco Jails Brother of Presumed Paris Attacks Ringleader
The family that terrorizes together...
[AnNahar] A Moroccan court has sentenced the younger brother of suspected Gay Paree attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud to two years in prison on charges including justifying terrorism, state media reported.

According to his lawyer, Yassine Abaaoud was unaware of the activities of his brother, who was killed in a French police raid just days after the November 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Gay Paree.
"He's just a simple, well-computered blogger, your honour."
Moroccan intelligence helped put French Sherlocks on the trail of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian of Moroccan origin who had appeared in grisly 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 videos and was linked to a series of plots in Europe.

Five other defendants were sentenced to between two and five years in prison on separate terrorism related cases by the same court in Rabat's twin city Sale on Thursday, the MAP state news agency reported.

Morocco, on guard against deadly attacks like those seen in Tunisia, says it has broken up 152 "terrorist cells" since 2002, including 31 with ties to jihadists in Iraq and Syria since 2013.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/08/2016 02:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:


Benghazi demonstrators killed as militants shell pro-LNA rally
Benghazi, 6 May 2016:

Five people, including a woman and a child, were killed this afternoon when shells were fired into demonstration in Benghazi’s Kish Square late this afternoon. Some 40 people were injured, with conditions varying from critical to mild.

The attack is being blamed on the so-called Islamic State and is seen as linked to the Libyan National Army’s advance towards Sirte to liberate it and crush IS.

The demonstrators – numbers are put at no more than a few dozen – had gathered in Kish Square this afternoon in support of the LNA and to protest against both the Government of National Accord in Tripoli and any foreign interference in Libya. Four mortars were then fired into the demonstration.

According to a spokesperson for the city’s Jalaa Hospital, it received five bodies, including those of a woman and a young boy. These were then sent to the Benghazi Medical Centre.

Meanwhile, security sources say that the building from which the mortars were fired was pinpointed and aircraft sent to attack it. These, however, then came under anti-aircraft fire although none was hit.

The head of Benghazi Security Directorate, Mustafa Al-Ragig, who went to Kish Square after the attack has hailed the dead and wounded as “martyrs and heroes”, saying that the LNA would not be deterred from attacking IS. “We are at the gate of Sirte,” he said. “Nothing will stop us. We will continue,” he declared.
Posted by: badanov || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Qaddafi was such a revolting tyrant. I'm sure Libyans are glad he was removed, and are full of gratitude for "the right to protect".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/08/2016 1:06 Comments || Top||


LNA claims full control of Jufra
[Libya Herald] The Libya National Army (LNA) claims that its forces have now taken control of all of Jufra district south of Sirte. A leading LNA commander told the Libya Herald this evening that this included the Jufra airbase near Hun and that the oilfields in the area had been secured . . .
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Suspected bombers die in Soddy security operation
The Saudi Ministry of Interior revealed yesterday that an operation carried out by security forces in the Makkah region resulted in two terrorists being killed and two others blowing themselves up. It has become clear that the four terrorists were part of a cell involved in the bombing of five mosques in eastern and southern Arabia.

Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Mansour Al-Turki explained that the security services swooped on and besieged the terrorist cell’s hideout which was located in Wadi Noman between the holy city of Makkah and the city of Taif in the Makkah province. This led to two terrorists being killed and two others blowing themselves up with suicide belts. After searching the cell’s hideout, special security forces defused 15 explosive devices that were found there, and seized four guns, two pistols, safes and a wide range of ammunition.

Informed sources that Asharq Al-Awsat spoke to suggested that previous operations carried out by security forces revealed the existence of a cluster of cells that ISIS is preparing. This is contrary to the “lone wolves” who have previously operated in the region.

Meanwhile, the Makkah Region Police announced the “martyrdom” of one of its employees who used to work at the Al-Qaree police station in the province of Taif. Corporal Khalaf bin Lafi Al-Harithi was killed whilst he was working at the police station on Thursday night, and police said that he was shot at by an unknown source which resulted in his “martyrdom”. Police did not disclose whether the murder was a criminal act or a terrorist one that targeted security officials after they swooped on the terrorist cell hideout in Wadi Noman.
Posted by: badanov || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [455 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Bangladesh
How Bangladeshi worker formed Islamic state in Singapore
[Dhaka Tribune] Rahman Mizanur, who has been recently tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in Singapore for forming an assassin squad and turban group 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 Bangladesh, had arrived in Singapore nine years ago for work.

He last went to Singapore in December last year as he worked there on and off as a draftsman in a local construction company, on an S Pass, which allows mid-level skilled staff to work in Singapore.

In the meantime, the 31-year-old had also become deeply radicalised, The Straits Times reported.

A month after he arrived in Singapore, he began recruiting followers among his countrymen working here, with the help of material linked to terror groups Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda.

By March, he had set up a clandestine group called Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB). The group had an organization structure with specific roles for its members: leader, deputy leader, and persons in charge of duties like finance, the Home Affairs Ministry said Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Pir’s disciple slaughtered in Rajshahi
[Dhaka Tribune] An elderly follower of a Pir or Muslim preacher has been slaughtered in a mango grove at Tanor upazila in Rajshahi.

The victim, Mohammad Shahidullah, 55, is the son of late Habibur Rahman of Mohanandakhali area of Nouhata under Poba Upazila. He was a follower of Pir Imam Mahdi from Goalanda in Rajbari district.

He was found slit throat in a mango orchard owned by homoeopathic doctor Abul Hasan in Jhumarpara village of Tanor on Friday evening. Police recovered the body on information and sent it to Rajshahi Medical College for post-mortem examination.

Victim’s son Russel Ahmed filed a case with Tanor police yesterday morning. He mentioned that his father had land-related conflict with Shajahan and Piar Ali of Nouhata for the last one decade.

Tanor police OC Abdur Razzaq told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday that they were trying to find the motive of the murder and had already started drives to arrest the culprits.

"The victim was hit by a sharp weapon in the throat," Razzaq said, adding that there was no involvement of snuffies in the attack.

On January 9, Rajshahi College political science student Dablu Hembron was slaughtered at his house at Mondumala Moyenpur village of Tanore. He went home after completing master’s examination. Police are yet to solve the mystery.

Since last year around 30 people including Hindu and Christian preachers, Pirs and their followers, teachers, secularists and war crimes trial activists have been killed in attacks by machete-wielding snuffies in Dhaka and elsewhere. Rajshahi University teacher Prof AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique was hacked to death near his house in the city's Shalbagan area on April 23.
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team


The Grand Turk
PKK bomb-maker captured in Istanbul
An outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant who was captured on May 3 at a bus station in Istanbul with a fake ID appears to be the militant who made the bomb used in the group’s deadly attack in the Silvan district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır late last year, police have said.

Police said the militant, identified as Y.A., was detained after he arrived at the Harem bus station in Istanbul. The suspect, who was carrying a fake ID with a name “Diyar Doğan” at the time of his capture, was reportedly wanted for 11 different counts and was the militant who made the bomb used in the Dec. 15, 2015, Silvan attack.

In the attack, which took place while an armored vehicle was passing on the Diyarbakır-Silvan motorway, police chief Ahmet Kabukçu, Mustafa Nohut, a special police force member, and official Nuri Yazaner were killed and two other officers were wounded.

The suspect was also allegedly preparing bomb set-ups in the Sur district of Diyarbakır and allegedly came to Istanbul from Diyarbakır to assist the preparations of a potential large-scale attack.
Posted by: Steve White || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Rights activist Khurram Zaki killed in Karachi gun attack
[DAWN] Unknown assailants bumped off social media campaigner and civil society activist Khurram Zaki on Saturday night in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Central District SSP, Muqadas Haider told Dawn.com that four suspects riding on two cycle of violences opened fire on Zaki while he was eating dinner at a restaurant in Sector-11. The activist was killed, while two others ‐ journalist Rao Khalid and bystander Aslam ‐ were critically maimed in the attack.

A former journalist, Zaki was an active campaigner for human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
and was the editor of the website and Facebook page Let Us Build Pakistain (LUBP) which claimed to "spread liberal religious views and condemned extremism in all forms".
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Prime suspect in Parveen Rehman murder case arrested
[DAWN] KARACHI: The prime suspect in Parveen Rehman's murder, Raheem Swati, has been locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
police, said a statement released Saturday.

Following the Supreme Court of Pakistain's directives, a special police team was formed under orders from DIG West Feroz Shah. Under the supervision of SSP West, SP Orangi was selected to lead the operation to nab Swati, added the statement.

Swati had eight cell phone SIM cards registered under his name, which he had used at different times, although all were non-operational, claim police.

The police party received an intelligence tip-off regarding Swati's presence in the Manghopir area of the metropolis.

A raid was conducted at the given location, and Swati was arrested. Police claim to have recovered a 9mm pistol and a hand grenade from his possession.

Swati has been booked under Section 353, 324 and 34 of the Pakistain Penal Code (PPC) and also under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA).

Hunt for Parveen's murderers
Parveen Rehman, a media-shy social worker who devoted her life to the development of the impoverished neighbourhoods across the country, was bumped off near her office in Orangi Town on March 13, 2013. The very next day, police potted a Taliban operative named Qari Bilal in an encounter and claimed that he was the murderer, resulting in closure of the case.

The Supreme Court of Pakistain on April 15, 2014 ordered the authorities to conduct a fresh probe into the murder after a judicial inquiry revealed that coppers had manipulated the investigation.

One of the two prime suspects in her murder, Rahim Swati, was described by police in the Supreme Court last year as "a very shrewd character" who "keeps on changing his cell numbers as well as IMEIs [international mobile equipment identity]." His son, Imran, was already arrested in the case.

The other prime suspect in the case, Ahmed Khan alias Pappu Kashmiri was arrested from Mansehra
...a city and an eponymous district in eastern Khyber-Pakthunwa, nestled snug up against Pak Kashmir, with Kohistan and Diamir to the north and Abbottabad to the south...
in March 2015.

The police report last year said Rahim was associated with turbans and the Taliban and during the past insurgency, he along with his family moved to some unknown place, while his house was demolished by the security forces.
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
British SAS capture 3 Isis kak saks in daring lightning raids VIC Mosul
[Intl Bus Times] British SAS troopers have successfully kidnapped three Islamic State (Isis) chiefs in daring lightning raids in Mosul, according to reports. The city is the largest in Iraq still under Isis (Daesh) control, but is facing increased pressure from the north, south and east by the Iraqi army, Kurdish Peshmerga forces and US-led Western airstrikes.

British special forces, including the Special Air Service (SAS), have been operating in Iraq in conjunction with other western forces to help plot attacks on the militants, with snipers taking out high-level members of the terror group on several occasions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/08/2016 11:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [428 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Now what can they do with them? Perhaps the Iraqi government can properly interrogate and re-educate them?
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/08/2016 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  You won't find out because the SAS is so black no one knows much of anything about who they are or what they do. I think they brief the PM AFTER they've pulled a raid rather than before.

Their security is about as tight as it gets.

And you can bet that they are interrogating the piss out of these clowns...waterboarding is NOT off the table for the SAS.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 05/08/2016 13:22 Comments || Top||

#3  A) Now what can they do with them?

B) think they brief the PM AFTER they've pulled a raid rather than before.

If they did B before A, the gov't would probably give them houses in Bradford and complete welfare coverage.

Posted by: AlanC || 05/08/2016 17:33 Comments || Top||

#4  The verb "swooped" is missing. Story may be a plant.
Posted by: Shipman || 05/08/2016 23:37 Comments || Top||


Iraqi Jailhouse Stories: 18 detained in Babel
(IraqiNews.com) Babel – A security source in Babel province said on Saturday, that the Iraqi security forces had managed to detain 18 wanted individuals during security operations in different areas of the province.

The source, who requested anonymity, said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, detachments belonging to Babel Police Command conducted raid and inspection operations in different areas of the province, resulting in the arrest of 18 wanted individuals on various criminal charges, ranging between murder, theft and armed robbery.”

The source added, “The arrest warrants included most of the districts and areas of the province.”
Posted by: badanov || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:


Ninevah Nightmares: 22 die
17 ISIS Bad Guys immolated in Iraqi airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Saturday, official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced, that the international coalition aviation bombarded a fuel station belonging to the so-called ISIS and killed 17 ISIS members south of Mosul.

The journalists said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation carried out an air strike, destroying ISIS fuel station south of Mosul.”

The statement added, “The air strike also resulted in the killing of 17 ISIS militants.”

ISIS executes 5 in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province said on Saturday, that the so-called ISIS executed five of its elements in central Mosul, after had accused them of cooperating with the government forces.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This morning, ISIS executed five of its elements in the area of Bab al-Toub in central Mosul, after accusing them of cooperating with the security forces,” adding that, “[The ISIS] carried out the execution by firing squad in central Mosul.”

“The bodies of the executed were dumped in the streets,” the source added.
Posted by: badanov || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi militia repels ISIS attack on Makhoul mountains in Salahuddin province
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Saturday, al-Hashd al-Shaabi announced repulsing an attack launched by ISIS in northern Salahuddin Province.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces repulsed an attack launched by ISIS on Makhoul mountains area in northern Salahuddin.”

The statement added, “The forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi repulsed the attack and seized the weapons of the enemy.”

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Posted by: badanov || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IED attack wounds Iraqi militiaman in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk revealed, that a member in al-Hashd al-Shaabi was wounded while dismantling an improvised explosive device in southern Kirkuk.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a member in al-Hashd al-Shaabi tried to dismantle an improvised explosive device emplaced by ISIS inside one of the houses in Bashir village in Taza Khurmatu vicinity,” pointing out that, “The improvised explosive device exploded, wounding al-Hashd al-Shaabi member with medium injuries.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “A force from al-Hashd al-Shaabi transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital.”
Posted by: badanov || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics: 30 die

Iraqi forces stop 7 ISIS bomb attacks near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, Anbar Operations Command announced foiling an attempt to target the security forces with seven booby-trapped vehicles north of Ramadi.

The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today the coalition aviation managed to bombard seven booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers north of al-Tharther Lake north of Ramadi.”

Mahalawi added, “These booby-trapped vehicles were prepared to target the security forces in this area.

50 mass graves found in areas formerly controlled by ISIS

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Saturday, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council, that more than 50 mass graves were found in areas of Iraq that were previously controlled by the so-called ISIS, including three graves in a football stadium in Ramadi.

Jan Kubis said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The mass graves was an evidence of the heinous crimes ISIS had committed,” pointing out that, “The international community should take steps to ensure the accountability of ISIS fighters.”

Kubis added, “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the continued killings, kidnapping, rape and torture of Iraqis by ISIS, which may constitute crimes against humanity, war crimes and even genocide.”

Noteworthy the Mayor of Ramadi District had announced in 20 April 2016 finding three mass graves containing the remains of 30 people south of Ramadi.

ISIS mortars hit areas near Baghdadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The member of Baghdadi Council in Anbar Province Abdel Jabbar al-Obeidi announced on Saturday, that the so-called ISIS shelled Baghdadi vicinity with mortar shells, while pointed out that the artillery of the army’s 7th brigade responded to the attack.

Obeidi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS terrorist gangs shelled al-Baghdadi vicinity (90 km west of Ramadi) with three mortar shells, without causing any human casualties.”

Obeidi added, “The artillery of the army’s 7th brigade responded to ISIS mortar detachments that shelled al-Baghdadi, and stopped ISIS shelling on the vicinity.”

Iraqi forces stop ISIS attack on HQ near al-Grayshi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday the commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi announced repelling an attack launched by ISIS on a military headquarters north of Ramadi, while pointed out to the wounding of a soldier during the confrontations.

Mahalawi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS members launched an attack on the headquarters of the army’s 36th infantry brigade in al-Grayshi area north of Ramadi.”

Mahalawi added, “A force from the headquarters clashed with the ISIS members and forces them to withdraw,” pointing out that, “A soldier was wounded during the confrontations.”

ISIS Top Dawg and 4 of his closest friend die in airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Saturday the killing of the senior ISIS leader Shaker Wahib, along with four of his companions, by a coalition airstrike in al-Rutba District west of Anbar.

The spokesman for al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia, Essam al-Din, said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition, based on intelligence information, carried out an air strike that targeted an ISIS gathering in central al-Rutba District, resulting in the death of the ISIS prominent leader Shaker Wahib al-Fahdawi, along with four of his companions.”

Essam al-Din added, “The air strike resulted also in the destruction of three vehicles carrying large quantities of weapons and rockets.”

Noteworthy, it is the eighth time to announce the killing of al-Fahdawi, while ISIS had published in March, 2014, photos belonging to the leader who was claimed to be killed by the security forces.

25 ISIS troops die in fighting with Iraqi militia near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) The leadership of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia announced on Saturday the killing of 25 ISIS elements during a security operation south of Fallujah.

The commander of the 1st brigade within al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia in al-Ameriyat, Abbas al-Issawi, said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces conducted proactive operations that targeted the headquarters and gatherings of ISIS in the areas of al-Hur and Zebin al-Hanshl in the vicinity of al-Ameriyat (18 km south of Fallujah), resulting in the death of 25 ISIS elements.”

Issawi added, “The security forces were able to destroy the ISIS defensive lines in the areas of al-Hur, al-Huraiymat axis and other areas in the vicinity of al-Ameriyat.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die

Munitions cache seized by Iraqi forces

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Friday, Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced finding a cache containing weapons and a large number of improvised explosive devices in southern Baghdad.

The ministry’s spokesman Saad Moen said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “On Friday the Federal Police’s intelligence in the Ministry of Interior arrested a wanted terrorist,” pointing out that, “The terrorist guided to a weapons and IEDs cache near Alwa Yusufiya in southern Baghdad.”

Moen added, “The cache contained 13 improvised explosive devices, 12 Nokia cell phones, in addition to 20 batteries and other weapons and equipment.”

Iraqi kop dies in bomb attack in al-Tawiytha

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force in Baghdad province said on Saturday, that five elements of the Federal Police had been either killed or injured in a bomb blast south of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “An explosive device went off targeting a patrol belonging to the Federal Police in the area of al-Tawiytha southeast of Baghdad, resulting in the death of one of its elements and wounding four others, in addition to inflicting material losses upon the patrol.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added, “A security force rushed to the area of the incident and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine authority.”

2 die in bomb attack near stadium

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday, that 13 people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast that took place in al-Mada’an District south of Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, an explosive device went off near a popular football stadium in the area of al-Khanasa located in the district of al-Mada’an south of Baghdad,” pointing out that, “The blast resulted in killing two persons and wounding 11 others.”

The source also added, “A security force rushed to the area of the incident and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment and the two dead bodies to the forensic medicine authority.”
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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fire on south
[IsraelTimes] Terror group claims IAF raid hit brickworks in Khan Younis, but witnesses say Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, military wing struck, causing significant damage

Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas targets in the southern Gazoo Strip early Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces said, following rocket fire from the Paleostinian enclave at an Israeli population center close to the border.

"Earlier today... a rocket was fired from the Gazoo Strip at southern Israel," an IDF statement read. "In response... aircraft targeted two Hamas terror infrastructures in the southern Gazoo Strip."

It was Israel’s fifth series of Arclight airstrikes since Wednesday, when tensions spiraled over IDF efforts to locate attack tunnels dug by Hamas from Gazoo into Israeli territory.
The one reported yesterday was the fourth -- I double checked to make sure this story was not a duplicate.
One of the two rockets fired from Gazoo landed in an open area of the Eshkol regional council overnight Friday-Saturday. The second fell close to the border fence, Army Radio said. There were no injuries or damage reported in either strike. Air raid sirens sounded across the region as the rockets were fired.

Hamas security sources said the IAF raid hit two brickworks in the southern city of Khan Younis, causing damage but no casualties. But witnesses said two missiles hit a base of Hamas’s military wing east of the city, causing significant damage.

The incident comes after the IAF carried out raids on Hamas targets in the Strip on Friday, following mortar fire directed at IDF soldiers earlier in the day, in tit-for-tat exchanges of fire between Hamas and Israel. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Security forces foil possible stabbing attack near Jericho

[IsraelTimes] Security forces thwarted a possible stabbing attack at a checkpoint in Jericho in the Jordan Valley on Saturday when they tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a Paleostinian man in possession of a knife.

The 23-year-old Paleostinian was taken in for questioning.
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#1  Seems all parties are a bit peckish
Posted by: Shipman || 05/08/2016 13:51 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
8 Iranian troops die in fighting against Kurds
[ARA News] ERBIL ــ The Peshmerga of Iranian Kurdistan [a Kurdish rebel group active in Iran’s northwest] started on Wednesday an armed campaign against key positions for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in several villages in the vicinity of the mainly Kurdish city of Sardasht north-west of the country, informed sources reported.
Why? Do they not have enough existential fights on their hands already?
These are the Iranian Kurds, not the Iraqi or Syrian or Turkish or Azerbaijani Kurds. Completely different thing.
The Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iran attacked headquarters of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the villages of Hamran, Myouni, and Sartaja [administratively linked to the township of Sardasht]. The Iranian forces received additional military reinforcements to the region in a bid to face the unexpected fierce offensive by the Kurdish rebel group.

Speaking to ARA News in Sardasht, Kurdish journalist Saman Sardashti said that the recent fighting between the Kurdish rebels and the Iranian forces left dozens of dead and wounded in the ranks of the latter.

The clashes were focused in the area of Ribad near the city of Sardasht [southwest of Lake Urmia] in the Urmia province, a mainly Kurdish area in north-western Iran.

The Kurdish journalist revealed that at least eight Iranian troops were killed and 60 more were wounded during the Peshmerga-led attack. “Three of the dead militants were Iranian Kurds who were fighting alongside Iranian government forces,” he told ARA News.

“Members of the Peshmerga forces had returned to their bases, without reports of casualties in their ranks despite Iranian use of various kinds of weapons, including tanks, guns, helicopters, armors,” according to Sardashti.

The commander of the military wing of the Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK) in Iran, Hossein Yazdan Banna, had announced earlier that the Kurdish force will soon resume its military operations against the Iranian government forces, pointing out that “Iran is to face a wide armed uprising”.

“After a break of ten years, our armed cells in the Iranian Kurdistan, namely the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), began their military operations against Iranian forces,” Banna said in a statement two weeks ago.

Speaking to ARA News in Tehran, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Kermanshah said: “Resuming the fight against Iran has come late but it was inevitable; the situation in eastern Kurdistan [Iranian Kurdistan] has become unbearable, especially with the daily arbitrary executions against the Kurds.”

“Iranian authorities continue their campaign of arrests and harassment against our people in the eastern part of Kurdistan,” he said.

Kermanshah expressed his fear that “the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) may hinder the PAK-led operations against Iranian authorities due to the PKK’s good relations with Tehran which provides the group [PKK] with remarkable support.”

Kurdish organizations and political parties say that the Iranian authorities are cracking down on the Kurds in Iran and prevent them from practicing their legitimate national rituals and cultural rights.
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ISIS executes 1 in Aleppo
[ARA News] ERBIL ــ The extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) threw a young man off the top of a building in Manbij city in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo for being gay, accusing him of “sodomy”, local sources reported on Saturday.

Local activists confirmed that the man was arrested by the group’s Hisba police on charges of homosexuality and was barbarically thrown from the top of a building in central Manbij.

Speaking to ARA News in Manbij, media activist Nasser Taljbini said that ISIS extremists have sentenced the man to death by throwing him from the top of a building in the city [Manbij], after accusing him of sodomy.

“The man was thrown brutally by ISIS masked members from the top of the building in the city,” Taljbini reported, pointing out “the corpse of the victim was transferred to an unknown destination.”

“The barbaric execution took place in front of hundreds of people,” Taljbini told ARA News.

Before the execution, ISIS called on the residents in Manbij to gather near a building under construction on the road to Aleppo west of the city. An ISIS Sharia member read the verdict against the “unidentified” victim, according to eyewitnesses, who spoke to ARA News on condition of anonymity.

“Throwing gays this way will cleanse their sins” according to ISIS Sharia Court.

“The young man was taken by the masked militants to the top of the building and threw him blindfolded,” an eyewitness said.

Under the banner “Do not reach Allah’s boundaries”, the ISIS-linked Media Center in Aleppo released a new propaganda footage for the execution of the Syrian man, showing pictures of the execution’s stages.

Last October, the terror group had executed two Iraqi civilians in the northwestern Iraqi city of Mosul for being gay. The ISIS militants brutally threw the two young men off a building’s roof under the pretext they were a “gay couple”.

The ISIS-linked Sharia Court had issued a decision to execute every gay man by throwing him from the top of a building, according to eyewitnesses.

The extremist group has executed dozens of allegedly gay men in its areas of control in Syria and Iraq.
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#1  And they didn't force anyone to make a wedding cake for him either.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/08/2016 10:17 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Strikes ISIL in Operations
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian army air force on Saturday carried out sorties against dens and gatherings of the ISIL terrorists in different areas across the country.

Homs

A military source told SANA that heavy losses were inflicted upon the ISIL terrorists in the personnel and varied types of their machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the surroundings of al-Shaer and Jazel oil fields and to the south of al-Hir Palace and the third station of pumping oil in the eastern countryside.

Deir Ezzor

Meanwhile, the army’s air force also intensified the airstrikes on the ISIL gatherings and fortifications in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.

The army air force killed a number of the ISIL terrorists and injured others and destroyed their machinegun-equipped vehicles which were loaded with arms in the villages of al-Mrai’ayia and al-Jafra in the eastern countryside.

Sweida

A unit of the army and the armed forces carried out intensive bombardments against a gathering of the ISIL terrorists in the northern countryside of Sweida southern province.

A unit of the army on Saturday morning carried out a precise operation against a gathering of the ISIL terrorists in Rajm al-Dawoula village to the northeast of al-Qasr village in the northeastern countryside.

Two of the ISIL machineguns-equipped vehicles were destroyed and all terrorists onboard were killed.
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Coalition airstrikes neutralize 48 Daesh terrorists
[AA.TR] The Turkish Armed Forces said 48 members of the ISIS terrorist organization were neutralized in Arclight airstrikes in Syria by the international coalition Saturday morning.

F-16 and A-10 coalition warplanes killed 44 ISIS members and injured numerous others in areas including Harjalah, Hawar Kilis, Delha, and Baragitah at 5.47 a.m. (0247GMT), 6.13 a.m., and 7.41 a.m. local time Saturday morning, the Turkish Armed Forces said on the same day.

In separate Arclight airstrikes in the Karakopru region by F-15 warplanes on Saturday, four ISIS members died at 11.45 local time, raising the total corpse count to 48. Gun emplacements and accommodation areas belonging to ISIS were also destroyed.

According to information from national security sources speaking anonymously due to restrictions on talking with the media, the coalition Arclight airstrikes were in response to increasing ISIS attacks against Syrian opposition forces in the northern part of the war-torn country. The coalition Arclight airstrikes forced ISIS to retreat in the region, officials said.

Saturday’s Arclight airstrikes came the same week as Turkish artillery shelled targets in Syria in retaliation for ISIS cross-border rocket attacks on the southeastern city of Kilis.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has been under indiscriminate rocket attacks from neighboring Syria since mid-January. In the Kilis province alone, the local governor has confirmed that a total of 20 people have been killed and almost 70 others maimed by rockets which have fallen inside Turkish territory.
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Syrian regime forces open fire on Hama jail inmates
[AA.TR] Anadolu Agency has obtained video footage from local activists that purportedly shows Assad regime forces firing on prison inmates at Hama’s main prison facility.

In the video, regime forces are shown shooting and hurling gas bombs at inmates and setting fire to parts of the prison.

Inmates, who were able to record the events on mobile phones, have called on the Red Thingy and the international community to intervene on their behalf.

Chaos erupted at the prison earlier this week when inmates refused to hand over five political detainees that the regime was intending to execute.

In the ensuing riot, regime forces besieged the facility, using teargas against prisoners.

During the melee, inmates managed to capture a brigadier general and two other officers, along with other security personnel.

The two officers were later released following negotiations in which the prison authorities promised to free 200 political detainees.

Hama’s central prison facility, which is operated by Syria’s Assad regime, currently houses an estimated 1,000 political prisoners.

Last year, inmates of the same prison staged a similar riot, citing mistreatment by the prison authorities.

Security forces responded with teargas before eventually deescalating the situation.
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Elite Iranian troops killed in Syria ambush
[AA.TR] A group of Iran’s elite revolutionary guards was killed in an ambush by opposition fighters in northern Syria, Iranian news website Asriran said Saturday.

At least 20 Iranians were killed near Aleppo on Friday, the website reported. Around 100 were attacked and several captured and injured.

The Iranian authorities have not yet made a statement about the incident.

Iranian troops and Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have been supporting Bashir al-Assad’s regime against opposition forces in Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 05/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  ...A review of the existing data indicates that the 'elite' Revolutionary Guards are getting their asses handed to them on a regular basis.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/08/2016 6:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Saddam had "Elite" Revolutionary Guards too
Posted by: Frank G || 05/08/2016 9:17 Comments || Top||

#3  "Elite" military forces in the ME are patterned after Hitler's SS. Their main purpose is to intimidate and oppress the locals.

However, the Muzzies don't understand the difference between true soldiers, albeit nasty ones, and normal street thugs.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/08/2016 9:41 Comments || Top||

#4  ...another thing they have in common with the Left.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/08/2016 11:18 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 17 strikes against ISIS
[Ynet] The United States and its allies targeted ISIS forces of Evil in Iraq with 11 strikes on Friday and six in Syria, the US military said on Saturday.

Three of the strikes in Iraq were near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, hitting an ISIS tactical unit and communications facility.

In Syria, three strikes were near Mar'a and hit an 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....
command and control center, the military said.
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#1  Enjoy mo[PDF]
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