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Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes'
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [775 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ya know, the whole "two black eyes" thing just doesn't do it for me....
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/11/2016 13:55 Comments || Top||

#2  The old shoe polish I. The periscope trick.
Posted by: Shipman || 05/11/2016 17:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Tata's without teats, pointless.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/11/2016 17:32 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
8 killed, 18 wounded in Nangarhar suicide car bomb explosion
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A heavy kaboom rocked Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province in eastern Afghanistan after a jacket wallah detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in Nazian district.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident but did not disclose further information regarding the casualties of the incident.

Another security official said the suicide bomber detonated a VBIED near the residence of a public uprising forces commander.

The official further added that 8 people including women and kiddies were killed in the attack and 18 others were maimed.

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

Taliban Lions of Islam and Lions of Islam loyal to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are actively operating in a number of remote districts of Nangarhar province.

Numerous local residents have picked up arms to fight the growing insurgency specifically the Taliban Lions of Islam and ISIS loyalists in this province.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban commander Mullah Yousuf killed with his 11 fighters in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A Taliban capo was killed with his 11 fighters during a clearance operation in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the clearance operations were launched in Khanshin district of Helmand which led to the killing of Mullah Yousuf and his 11 companions.

According to a statement by MoD, at least 6 murderous Moslems operating under the command of Mullah Yousuf were also maimed during the operation.

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

Khanshin is among the restive districts in southern Helmand province where the Taliban holy warriors launched major attacks during the recent months.

Nearly 100 Talibs were killed or maimed during the operations in Khanshin district which was retaken by the Afghan forces late in the month of March.

The control of Khanshin district fell to Talibs nearly two weeks ago following a coordinated attack involving scores of hard boys.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, the water was up to Jack's neck and still rising. And then he smelled the smoke...
the Afghan forces have stepped up night raids to counter the insurgency activities of the hard boy groups in the restive provinces.

The Special Operation Forces of the Afghan National Army (ANA) conducted a night raid in Nawzad district of Helmand last week resulting into the release of over 60 inmates kept in Taliban prison.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Jawzjan airstrikes, MoD says
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs suffered heavy casualties during the Arclight airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 35 turbans were killed and 16 others were maimed during the raids.

A statement by MoD said at least 14 cycle of violences and a vehicle belonging to the turbans were also destroyed in the Arclight airstrikes conducted in Aqcha district.

According to MoD, the turbans killed in the Arclight airstrikes had major role in terrorist activities against the local residents of Jawzjan.

The Arclight airstrikes by the Afghan Air Force in Jawzjan comes as the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum
...ethnic Uzbek warlord who distinguished himself fighting the Soviets and the Taliban. The story that he had a bad guy run over with a tank is an exaggeration. It was an armored personnel carrier...
is busy in coordinating military operations in the vicinity of this province.

The Office of the First Vice President in a statement said Monday that the main highway connecting Sherbarghan with Sar-e-Pul province was opened during the operations.

The statement further added that 40 villages were cleared as a result of the operations which are lying along the highway.

The operations were launched early on Monday morning with the Afghan Air Force providing close-air support to the Afghan cops.

The highway was considered as one of the volatile highways in the north ahead of the operations, the statement said, adding that the krazed killer groups and criminal gangs were involved in destructive activities, robberies and kidnappings on the highway.

Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


5 militants killed, 2 wounded in Kunduz airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five forces of Evil were killed and two others were maimed in an Arclight airstrike in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Arclight airstrike was carried out in Chardara district of Kunduz, targeting a vehicle of the anti-government armed krazed killers.

According to a statement by MoD, the vehicle was damaged in the raid, leaving five forces of Evil dead and two others maimed.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Afghan forces have stepped up raids against the forces of Evil in Kunduz province to suppress their insurgency activities following an attempt by Taliban to recapture the strategic Kunduz city.

At least 6 forces of Evil were killed during a night raid conducted by the Afghan commandos in this province last month.

The Afghan National Security Forces enjugged
Please don't kill me!
a military chief of the Taliban group, Qari Salim, arrested during a special night raid late last month.

Qari Salim was a key leader of the Taliban group who played a vital role in the collapse of Kunduz city last year.

Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


US-Afghan raid rescues abducted son of former Pakistan PM
[WASHINGTONPOST] U.S. and Afghan forces conducting a raid Tuesday against Islamic snuffies unexpectedly found and rescued the son of a former Pak prime minister who had been kidnapped three years ago, officials said.

Ali Haider Gilani, believed to be about 30, was discovered in good health during the raid near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistain. The operation killed four of the krazed killers, the officials said.

Gilani is the son of Pakistain’s former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani
... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ...
, who celebrated the rescue with his family. His secular anti-Taliban Pakistain People’s Party’s led several major offensives against Islamic murderous Moslems.

Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar told Pakistain’s foreign affairs adviser, Sartaj PrunefaceAziz
...Adviser to Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs, who believes in good jihadis and bad jihadis as a matter of national policy...
, about the raid in a telephone call, the Pakistain Foreign Ministry said.

Gilani was being taken to the Pak Embassy 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....
, although officials there said he had not yet arrived, according to Zafar Hashemi, a front man for Afghanistan's Caped President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
The raid took place in the Gayan district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province, Hashemi told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

It was conducted under the authority of the U.S. anti-terrorist mission in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

"Four enemy combatants were killed as a result of the operation. No other injuries or damage was observed or reported," the U.S. statement said. The counterterrorism mission was "planned and launched after evidence of terrorist activity was confirmed," it added.

A front man for Afghanistan’s National Security Council, Tawad Ghorzang, told news hounds in Kabul that the rescue took place during an ongoing operation against al-Qaeda and other murderous Moslems.

The operation was not specifically seeking Gilani, but came across him as it was being carried out, Ghorzang said. Gilani was in good health and "will soon be handed through diplomatic channels to Pakistain," he added.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Yet another amazing coincidence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/11/2016 2:03 Comments || Top||

#2  One for which the Paks will be forever grateful...
Posted by: Pappy || 05/11/2016 9:05 Comments || Top||

#3  heh
Posted by: Frank G || 05/11/2016 9:10 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Shaboobs say they foiled US special forces raid
Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-aligned Al-Shabab fighters claimed to have foiled an attack involving U.S. special forces overnight Monday to Tuesday near the town of Toratorow, about 60 kilometers south of the capital.
Not likely...
Residents confirmed that heavily armed soldiers backed by helicopters had staged a raid but could not identify the troops.

The Islamist group’s Andalus Radio said in a statement posted on its Instreaming account that they had advance warning of the raid. “The information was already there when they left Belidogle air base,” it said.

It added that Al-Shabab “forces have repelled the Americans. There was heavy fighting which continued for a while, the helicopters landed and collected them back, having failed” their mission.

Sources said that Somali commandos trained by U.S. forces may have taken part in the raid.

It was not immediately possible to identify the target of the raid, though helicopter-backed operations are generally aimed at freeing hostages or eliminating Al-Shabab leaders.

“There was a raid last night, we don’t have details but the information we have got indicates that dozens of Special Forces some of them foreigners were involved in the raid,” Abdukadir Moalim, an elder at a nearby village, said by phone.

Witnesses reported helicopters were used in the raid which lasted more than 40 minutes.

“There were two helicopters last night, I saw them flying in a low level and we could hear the fire exchange and blasts,” said Ahmed Faroje.
Posted by: Steve White || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Benghazi nurses executed says IS
The so-called Islamic State (IS) says it has executed two nurses it captured last month during fighting in Gwarsha. In a propaganda video purporting to show the men being slaughtered, IS also claims to have killed a soldier it had also captured. Named as Abdussalam Saaiti, he was filmed digging his own grave before being murdered.

All were shot in the head, supposedly in Gwarsha.

The veracity of the video has not been confirmed.

Nurses Jibril Al-Araibi and Mohamed Al-Rubaie, both from Benghazi, normally worked at Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC). However, they were serving on the front line with the Libyan National Army in the operation in Gwarsha against IS and its allies on 19 April when they were captured.

At the time of the nurses’ capture, BMC staff organised a protest demanding their release. Today, the hospital put out a statement on its Facebook page offering it condolences to the two men’s families, and calling them martyrs. It also called on staff to attend prayers this afternoon for the two nurses at the Nur Al-Huda Mosque in the city’s Salam district.
Posted by: badanov || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Would you rather," demanded the bashaw,
"Be shot in the head, or in Gwarsha?"
"Since they run nose to nose,
I'll choose both, I suppose...
Though, by Allah, to neither I'm partial."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 05/11/2016 1:53 Comments || Top||

#2  From the internet:

Arabic basha from Turkish pasa; see pasha.

Well played yet again, Zenobia F.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/11/2016 11:16 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Yemeni forces fire missile, affirms commitment to ceasefire
Yemeni army stressed it was committed to ceasefire in the country, noting that the ballistic missile which was fired on Khamis Mushait military base was just a response to breaches carried out by the Saudi-led aggression.

Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sharaf Ghaleb Luqman said the Yemeni army and the popular committees are still committed to the ceasefire announced earlier in April 10 despite all violations carried out by the Saudi-led aggression.Yemeni Army spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Ghaleb Luqman

Since the truce started, the aggression staged 94 strikes, killing dozens of civilians, Luqman told Sabaa news agency.

"The Yemeni army and popular committees could not bear assaults by the Saudi-led coalition. It was necessary to respond to such assaults. so they fired a ballistic missile on Khamis Mushait military base," the army spokesman said, noting that the missile is a simple response to the Saudi-led strikes.

"Once again we affirm our commitment to the UN-sponsored ceasefire," Luqman said stressing that the army and the committees have the right to respond.
Posted by: badanov || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  All you need to know about Islam in a single headline.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/11/2016 3:58 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes'
[DAWN] Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.

Motiur Rahman Nizami
...During the liberation war of 1971, Nizami formed the Al-Badr Force and acted as its supreme commander. The Al-Badr militia took active part in rape, extortion, looting and killing of Bangladeshis who supported the liberation, including a pre-planned massacre on December 14, 1971, when the Al-Badr militia along with Pakistan Army rounded up hundreds of doctors, professors, writers, and other Bengali intellectuals, and executed them...
, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
party, was hanged at a prison in the capital Dhaka, just days after the nation's highest court dismissed his final appeal to overturn the death sentence for atrocities committed during the country's 1971 war.

Law and Justice minister Anisul Huq told AFP the 73-year-old leader was hanged just before midnight (1800 GMT) after he refused to seek mercy from the country's president.

"He was executed between 11:50 pm and 12:00 am midnight," Huq said.

In 2013 the convictions of Jamaat officials for war crimes triggered the country's deadliest violence in decades. Around 500 people were killed, mainly in festivities between Islamists and police, and thousands were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
Nizami is the fifth and highest-ranked opposition leader -- and the fourth from Jamaat -- to have been executed since December 2013 for war crimes despite global criticism of their trials.

"We've been waiting for this day," Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told news hounds, adding that people "will remember this day forever".
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [850 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

#1  Send his corpse to the Paks
Posted by: Frank G || 05/11/2016 10:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Postage due.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/11/2016 11:11 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Six policemen injured in militant attack in Chechnya
[RFE/RL] Six policemen were injured in a militant attack at a security checkpoint in Chechnya. The Chechen Interior Ministry said the incident near Grozny on May 9 left three of the police officers in a grave condition.

Security measures have been increased in Chechnya as Russia and some former Soviet republics mark the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. May 9 also marks 12 years since former Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov was killed in a bombing in the central stadium in Grozny during the Victory Day parade. Islamist insurgents claimed responsibility for that attack which killed more than a dozen other people.

Ramzan Kadyrov, Akhmad's son, is Chechnya's Kremlin-appointed strongman.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:


Tatarstani detained in Moscow on terror charges
[RFE/RL] Moscow authorities have detained a man from the Tatarstan region on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Daesh. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Irina Volk said that the suspect, whose identity was not disclosed, is a member of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir group. She said the suspect has been transferred to Tatarstan's authorities for questioning.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-ut-Tahrir


Down Under
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
[Jpost] Australian police have detained five men suspected of planning to sail a small boat from the far north to Indonesia and the Philippines en route to joining 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 Syria, officials said on Wednesday.

The men were held on Tuesday after towing the seven-meter boat almost 3,000 km (1,865 miles) from Melbourne to Cairns in Queensland state, police said.

Australia has come under criticism for its tough immigration policies aimed at stopping asylum seekers taking boats from Indonesia to Australia, but few are believed to have attempted the journey in the opposite direction.

"We're investigating the allegation they were planning to make their way through Indonesia to the Philippines, with a view to ending up in Syria," Victoria state Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Patton told news hounds in Melbourne.

"It's not a common occurrence, I would suggest, people trying to get to Syria via boat, but I don't have the exact figures for sure."

The five had not yet been charged. Under tough new security powers passed in 2014, Australian face up to a decade in prison for overseas travel to areas declared off limits, which includes the province of Raqqa in Syria, a key strategic hub for Islamic State myrmidons.

Australia, a staunch US ally, has been on heightened alert for attacks by home-grown murderous Moslems since 2014 and authorities say they have thwarted a number of potential attacks, while there have been several "lone wolf" assaults, including a cafe siege in Sydney that left two hostages and the gunman dead.

Approximately 100 people have left Australia for Syria to fight alongside organizations such as Islamic State, Australia's Immigration Minister said last month.

Police said it was unclear where the men, aged between 21 and 33, had planned to put the boat in the water. Indonesia and Australia share a maritime border, but it spans several hundred kilometers of open sea at its narrowest point.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp said that Melbourne-born radical preacher Musa Cerantonio, a vocal supporter of the Islamic State who was deported from the Philippines to Australia in 2014, was among those detained.

Cerantonio, who converted to Islam from Catholicism at 17, was believed to be planning to join Islamic State when he was deported for having "invalid travel documentation." He was placed under surveillance but not jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
upon his return.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "We were gonna try to get to Afghanistan by boat but couldn't identify a port there"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/11/2016 10:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Frank: Karachi.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/11/2016 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  I was spoofing on the landlocked country... guess I failed
Posted by: Frank G || 05/11/2016 14:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Seven meters is about 22 feet. You get caught in a storm out on the ocean and it's gonna get real dicey in a boat that size. The police did them a favor. I would have let them go.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/11/2016 17:55 Comments || Top||

#5  "I would have let them go."

Me too, EU.

In fact, I would have helped them go after disabling their GPS.
Posted by: Barbara || 05/11/2016 18:53 Comments || Top||


Europe
Italy Arrests Afghan Suspected of Plotting Attacks
[AnNahar] Italian police on Tuesday tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
an Afghan suspected of plotting attacks in Italia, Britannia and La Belle France after finding incriminating evidence on his mobile phone.
Well done, guys!
A second Afghan has been arrested for alleged people trafficking while warrants have been issued for three other people, two Afghans and a Pak man, police said.

The investigation began in December after four Afghans were spotted taking videos inside a shopping center in Bari in southern Italia, and a police search of their phones uncovered other images of the city's airport and port, as well as sites in Rome, Gay Paree and London.

"It was clear these were not tourist images. They appear to have been scouting sensitive sites," prosecutor Roberto Rossi said at a presser in Bari.

The phones also contained images of Italian and Afghan military vehicles and weapons, as well as Taliban propaganda videos
Not ISIS or Al Qaeda? Life gets ever more interesting.
and "a series of chants traditionally sung in preparation for martyrdom", he said.

One of the defendants was also seen in a photograph posing with an MS16 semi automatic rifle, which Rossi said was "not an easy weapon to find on the market".
Have they tried Rotterdam or Marseille?
He also had links on his smartphone to websites "only accessible to those with connections to the international jihadist network".

The suspects had been taking expensive trips around Europe, which they had paid for in cash, Rossi said.

Investigators also uncovered details of trafficking prices and routes of migrants colonists into Italia, but also through Hungary or Calais.

But they were unable to pull information from one of the phones recovered: a locked iPhone.
Ask the FBI -- they've got contacts in iPhone cracking circles.
The two men arrested had each been awarded a humanitarian residence permit in Italia -- one in 2011 and one last week -- and the latter was still living at a reception center for asylum seekers when he was detained.
Those seem to be good places to find bad guys.
Interior Minister Angelino Alfano hailed the "success of a high-level inquiry" and said the case showed no country was "zero risk".

Police said the investigation would continue, with Rossi suggesting it was "likely" the desperados had returned to Afghanistan and Pakistain, but could also be in other European countries.
The Times of Israel names names:
Prosecutors say Hakim Nasiri, 23, was being held on suspicion of international terrorism while Gulistan Ahmadzai, 29, was arrested on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration. Only one of the other suspects is believed to be in Italy.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


The Grand Turk
Military convoy in Turkey attacked by PKK
A group of unknown people have attacked a military convoy in Turkey's Mardin province, the Dogan news agency reported May 10. Five servicemen were injured as a result of the attack.

Reportedly, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group stands behind the attack.

Following the incident, Turkish armed forces launched an operation against PKK.
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Car bomb kills 3, dozens wounded in Turkey’s Diyarbakir
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A boom-mobile on Tuesday struck a police vehicle that was carrying officers escorting seven recently detained Kurdish bandidos forces of Evil in the mainly-Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, killing three people and wounding 45 others, officials said.

No group had grabbed credit for the attack in Diyarbakir’s Baglar neighborhood, but the state-run Anadolu Agency said it was carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, as the bus was passing by.

The police vehicle was transporting nine coppers taking the seven suspected PKK bandidos forces of Evil for medical checks. The three victims were seriously maimed in the attack and later died in hospital, the Diyarbakir governor's office said in a statement.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the dead included any of the PKK suspects or coppers.

A total of 12 coppers and 33 civilians were maimed in the attack, including people who were passing by or sitting at a nearby open-air cafe, the statement said.

The seven PKK suspects inside the vehicle were detained for allegedly seizing a factory in Diyarbakir, the governor's office said, without providing details.

Kurdish rebels have been targeting police and military targets since July, when a fragile grinding of the peace processor collapsed.

Earlier Tuesday, two coppers were killed while attempting to defuse a roadside kaboom in the eastern province of Van, Anadolu said.

The agency also blamed those deaths on the PKK. Ankara and its allies consider the group a terrorist organization, and Anadolu said air-backed operations were underway to hunt down Kurdish rebels in Van.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: WoT
American jailed for 15 years for trying to join ISIS
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A 24-year-old Jordanian-American was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday after acknowledging he tried to join the ISIS group.

Alaa Saadeh, of New Jersey, was locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
in June of last year and pleaded guilty on October 29.

The specific charge was conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist group.

Saadeh was accused of having planned to join the ISIS group and of helping his younger brother Nader leave the United States to join the Death Eater group in Syria in May 2015.

"Saadeh didn't just plan to join ISIS, he facilitated his brother's overseas travel and deliberately took steps to conceal the scheme from law enforcement, said US Attorney Paul Fishman of the District of New Jersey.

The brothers were to have embraced bad boy Islam some time after 2013.

Their parents were expelled from the United States several years ago after an unspecified conviction.

The father lives in Oman and the mother in Jordan.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Goods train hit by bombs in Tandojam
HYDERABAD: Three wagons of a goods train overturned and six others derailed when two bombs exploded on a track near Goth Mureed Sipio railway crossing in Tandojam on Monday.

Hyderabad DIG Khadim Hussain Rind claimed that it was an act of a particular group which was also involved in such subversive activities in the past. He said that a 600-foot portion of the track was damaged.

The bombs weighing 400 grams were fitted with a timer.

The DIG said a pamphlet written in Sindhi was found at the place, but declined to share its contents.

Police quoted the bomb disposal squad as saying that improvised explosive devices were used to target the train.

Hyderabad Railway station superintendent Shamsuddin Solangi said the train carrying coal was going to Punjab from Karachi. No one was injured in the blast which occurred at 12.30pm between Detha and Allah Dino Saand railway stations, he added.

He said two Punjab-bound passenger trains — Zikria Express and Shalimar Express — were stopped at Allah Dino Saand and Palejani railway stations after the blast. They were allowed to leave for their destination after an hour at 1.30pm.

Meanwhile, a goods train hit another stationary goods train near the Latifabad Unit-7 railway crossing on Monday morning. Hyderabad station master Shamsuddin Solangi said driver Jameel and his assistant Mushtaque Ahmed were injured. They were taken to Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad.

The track was cleared at 9am, he said.

In another incident, Punjab-bound Pakistan Express was changing its track when two rear wheels of one bogie slipped near Tando Yousuf railway crossing on Monday evening. A crane was used to put them back on the track. No one was injured.
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#1  "No goods can come from this!" shrieked Goth Mureed Sipio. "This is worse than bad -- this is hyderbad!"

In a further fit of pique, he threw his last bite of khadim hussain rind across the room and kicked the office safe. "Shamsuddin Solangi!" he cursed, having given himself an extreme tandojam.

This gave him a brilliant inspiration. He turned to his cowering, palejani assistant and bellowed, "Find me Tando Yousef immediately! I don't care if allah dino saand in the world blocks your way!"
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#2  Brilliant!
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#3  You are too kind, fair lady.
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2 kops die near Balochistan university
QUETTA: Two policemen were killed, and five people injured in an explosion outside the gate of Balochistan University on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

"Two policemen were killed and five people including three policemen were injured in the blast," Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti told DawnNews.

The minister said the explosion occurred outside the gate of Balochistan University, where security personnel were deployed, adding that the nature of the blast is not yet known.

Emergency services were dispatched to the area and the injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. Law enforcement forces have cordoned off the area.

The bodies of the slain policemen were also transported to the hospital, where senior doctors were called in to treat the injured. An emergency was declared in the hospital.

Militants have conducted attacks against security forces and national installations in Balochistan, which has been plagued by an insurgency and growing sectarian killings for more than a decade.
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Iraq
Car bomb in Baghdad's Sadr City kills 50
[Reuters] A car bomb claimed by Islamic State in a Shi'ite Muslim district of Baghdad killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 60 others on Wednesday, Iraqi police and hospital sources said.

The SUV packed with explosives went off near a beauty salon in a bustling market at rush hour in Sadr City. Most of the victims were women and many of the wounded are in critical condition, the sources said.

Amaq news agency, which supports Islamic State, said a suicide bomber had targeted Shi'ite militia fighters.

The ultra-hardline Sunni jihadist group, which considers Shi'ites apostates, claimed a twin suicide bombing in Sadr City in February that killed 70 people.

Security has gradually improved in Baghdad, which was the target of daily bombings a decade ago, but violence directed against both the security forces and civilians is still frequent and large blasts sometimes set off reprisal attacks.

The fight against Islamic State has exacerbated a long-running sectarian conflict in Iraq, mostly between the Shi'ite majority and the Sunni minority.

Sectarian violence also threatens to undermine U.S.-backed efforts to dislodge the militant group from vast areas of the north and west of Iraq that they seized in 2014.
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#1  This should help ensure humane treatment of ISIS and those who shelter and support them. Or vicious civil war.
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#2  latest report says 80 dead.

Al
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2 ISIS Top Dawgs wiped out in airstrike in Anbar
[ARA News] ERBIL ــ Two top leaders in the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in a US airstrike in Iraq’s western Anbar province, local sources and US Department of Defense confirmed.

“The US-led coalition forces launched last Friday an air raid targeting Abu Wahib, the military prince of ISIS in Anbar province,” Peter Cook, spokesman for the Pentagon said in a press statement on Monday.

“Abu Wahib, who was a former member of al-Qaeda, appeared in the ISIS-linked executions videos released by the terror group,” Cook said, adding that three other gunmen of ISIS were killed in the same raid.

Speaking to ARA News, Iraqi journalist Kamal Khalif said that the US and European countries are involved in the eradication of ISIS in both Syria and Iraq because the latter had become a major threat to the entire world.

“According to the western powers, killing the group’s top leaders has weakened its structure from within and this will accelerate its elimination and clear the area from its abomination,” he argued.

US has recently carried out several strategic operations against ISIS leaders, killing several prominent jihadis in Iraq and Syria.

In the meantime, Rajeh Haji Sherida, an ISIS leading member, was reportedly killed on Monday evening, according to local media sources in Nineveh, who spoke to ARA News on condition of anonymity.

Sharida has served as the group’s Grand Mufti in Nineveh and was one of the most renowned members of Sharia court in the region, activists reported.

Head of Nineveh media center Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News that the raid targeted Sherida’s car on the third bridge in the city of Mosul, killing him along with tow other ISIS militants, identified as Amir Fathi Osman and Shet Mahmoud.

In other developments, fierce battles erupted between ISIS militants and the Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces south of Mosul and ended with the latter’s control of several strategic areas, according to al-Zarari.

The source confirmed that several areas have been recaptured by Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in the region, including the key village of Kabruk.

Thousands of civilians have been displaced in Nineveh and Anbar provinces. The Peshmerga forces contribute to secure their access routes toward refugee camps equipped for this purpose in the Makhmur district in Erbil Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan.
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ISIS executes woman for human smuggling in Salahuddin
We call it rescuing people
(IraqiNews.com) Salahaddin – A source in Salahuddin Operations Command announced on Tuesday, that the so-called ISIS executed a woman on charges of “people smuggling” in the district of Sharqat north of Tikrit (170 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS militants executed a woman in eastern Sharqat District, by firing squad.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “ISIS executed her on charges of facilitating the escape of the civilians and security forces from ISIS controlled areas.”
That woman is a hero.
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Suicide bomb kills at least 13 near Baghdad
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An evening suicide kaboom in a commercial area in a city northeast of Baghdad killed at least 13 people, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.

The bomber blew up his explosives-laden minibus shortly before sunset Monday near a bakery and a falafel restaurant in a Shiite neighborhood of the city of Baqouba, a police officer said. The kaboom in the neighborhood of Shifta also maimed at least 60 others, he added.

Baqouba, the historic provincial capital of Iraq’s Diyala province, is 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. A medical official confirmed casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to release the information.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack, but it bore the hallmarks of ISIS, which controls large stretches of territory in the country’s west and north, as well as Iraq’s second-largest city, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
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Bomb attack wounds civilian in Baqubah
(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – A security source in Diyala Province revealed on Tuesday, that a civilian was wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device northeast of Baqubah.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, an improvised explosive device emplaced on the road side in Abu Khanazir village (28 km northeast of Baqubah) exploded on a civilian vehicle, while passing in the village, wounding its driver with serious injuries.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The security forces cordoned off the area and opened an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.”
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ISIS executes 45 in Ninevah
The beatings will continue etc...
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – An informed source in Nineveh Province revealed on Tuesday, that the so-called ISIS buried 45 of its members alive in the province, after fleeing from al-Bashir battles.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “ISIS had buried its members, who escaped from al-Bashir battles, inside one grave in Qayyarah vicinity in Nineveh Province,” pointing out that, “The escaped ISIS members were buried alive.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “ISIS buried these members after escaping from Qasbet Bashir battles in southern Kirkuk.”
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Kirkuk Kombat Chronicle: 12 die
7 ISIS Bad Guys die in Kurd artillery strike near Kirkuk

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – The Peshmerga officer in the western axis of Kirkuk, Kamal Kirkuki, announced on Tuesday, that seven members of the so-called ISIS were killed in a shelling carried out by the Peshmerga forces and international coalition aviation west of Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad) .

Kamal Kirkuki said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS bombed the Peshmerga sites in Ghora and Kabiba area (55 km west of Kirkuk) with 24 mortar shells.”

Kirkuki added, “The Peshmerga forces responded to the ISIS attack backed by the international coalition aircraft, killing seven members of the ISIS.”

ISIS executes 5 in al-Riyad

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Tuesday, a security source in Kirkuk Province revealed, that ISIS had burned a family of five people, including three children to death on charges of leaving the land of caliphate southwest of Kirkuk.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS burned a family of five people, including three children in central al-Riyad vicinity (40 km southwest of Kirkuk),” pointing out that, “ISIS members poured white oil material on the family members and burned them in public.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “ISIS committed this crime on charges of leaving the land of caliphate.”
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Anbar Antics: 24 die

ISIS smuggling supplies from Syria to Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Provincial Council announced on Monday, that ISIS is smuggling food and fuel from Syria to Al-Qa’im District west of Anbar to finance its members, while called the security leaders to cleanse the border areas to cut ISIS supply lines.

The member of Anbar Provincial Council Farhan Mohammed Karbouli said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS is smuggling various kinds of food and fuel from al-Raqqah and Albu Kamal areas in Syria to al-Qa’im District (460 km west of Anbar) to finance its fighters in the western regions.”

Karbouli added, “ISIS gangs were using the Syrian areas, for more than two years, in the smuggling of food, fuel, medical supplies and even weapons and missiles.”

“The government of Anbar called the security leaders to cleanse the Iraqi-Syrian border, in order to cut off ISIS funding, weaken their fighting skills and preventing the arrival of food and weapons to ISIS cells in the cities of Anbar,” Karbouli continued.

4 ISIS Bad Guys die in security sweep in Doulab

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Jazeera and Badiya Operations Command in Anbar Province announced on Tuesday the killing of four ISIS members, as well as destroying trenches and weapons caches during a security operation west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The commander of al-Jazeera and al-Badiya Operations in Anbar Province Maj. Gen. Ali Ibrahim Dabon said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The joint forces carried out military operations against ISIS targeted its gatherings in Doulab area north of Heet District (70 west of Ramadi km), killing four ISIS members.”

Dabon added, “The security forces also carried out a ground operation in Jaba area in Heet District backed by the coalition aviation, destructing weapons caches, as well as rockets and a large trench,” indicating that, “The cleansing battles are ongoing in Heet axes and Baghdadi, in addition to the painful strikes against the enemy in Haditha axes.”

Allied aviation launches 10 airstrikes in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday the commander of Jazeera and Badiya Operations Major General Ibrahim Dabon announced, that the international coalition aviation conducted 10 air strikes against the so-called ISIS in Baghdadi Island in preparation for its liberation.

Dabon said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation backed by al-Jazeera Operations’ 7th brigade managed to conduct 10 air strikes targeting hideouts, gatherings and a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber belonging to ISIS in al-Baghdadi Island north of Baghdadi vicinity.”

“The bombardment resulted in the destruction of these hideouts and the booby-trapped vehicle, as well as killing 20 ISIS members,” pointing out that, “The bombardment was carried out in preparation for the liberation of al-Baghdadi Island,” Dabon added.

Iraqi forces prepare for al-Rutba operation

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A source in Anbar Operations Command announced on Tuesday, that security reinforcements equipped with heavy weapons had arrived in the axes of al-Rutba District in preparation to storm and cleanse it from the ISIS grip.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Military reinforcements arrived in al-Sakar, al-Waha and Makr al-Dib areas near Houran valley in al-Rutba District (440 km west of Ramadi) in preparation to cleanse the district from ISIS terrorist gangs.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The cleansing battle of al-Rutba District will start in the early hours of Saturday, based on intelligence information and military orders.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 8 die

2 die in bomb attack in Mahmudiya

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

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a popular market in the district of Mahmudiya in southern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to Mahmudiyah Hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while tough measures had been taken in anticipation of the presence of other bombs.”

2 Iraqi militia die in bombing at Abu Ghraib

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior revealed on Tuesday, that six members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast targeted their patrol in western Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded targeting a patrol of al-Hashed al-Shaabi members in the district of Abu Ghraib (20 West km of Baghdad), killing two of its members and wounding four others, as well as causing material damage to the vehicle.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while a raid was carried out to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”

3 Iraqi truckers die in attack on Baghdad-Baqubah road

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Tuesday, a police source revealed, that three truck drivers were killed in an armed attack launched by gunmen on Baghdad-Baqubah road.

The source said in a brief statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, unidentified gunmen stopped three truck drivers on Baghdad-Baqubah road and shot them, killing them on the spot.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added, “A security force rushed to the incident area and transferred the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”

1 dead in bomb attack at old Diyali bridge

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday, that nine people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast southeast of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded near a popular restaurant in old Diyala Bridge area southeast of Baghdad, killing one person and wounding eight others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and evacuated the wounded to Mahmudiyah Hospital to receive treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while imposed a security cordon around the area of the incident.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Report: Israeli fighter jets strike weapons convoy headed towards Hezbollah
[Jpost] The attack allegedly occurred on the Syrian-Lebanese border earlier in the afternoon and struck a number of vital positions important to the terror organization.

Israeli Air Force fighter jets struck a weapons convoy headed into the hands of Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Channel 2 citing Arab media sources reported Tuesday.

The attack allegedly occurred on the Syrian-Lebanese border earlier in the afternoon and struck a number of vital positions important to the terror organization.

Channel 2 added that the Israeli Air Force struck the weapons convoy near a Syrian "rebel safe-haven" where Hezbollah Lions of Islam were allegedly stationed.

If the reports are confirmed, it would not be Israel's first military excursion into enemy territory to stop the transfer of weapons to its arch nemesis Hezbollah.

Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged for the first time that Israel has taken action dozens of times beyond the northern border to prevent Hezbollah from attaining "game-changing" weaponry."

"We are proud that, in the stormy and volatile Middle East, we were able to maintain relative calm and relative safety in Israel. We act when we should act, including here, across the border, in dozens of attacks, to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring game-changing weaponry," the premier said.

Netanyahu said Israel was acting on other fronts as well, "nearby and far away, but are doing it in an intelligent manner." The country, he said was facing 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....
and Hezbollah in the north, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, and Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
in the Gazoo Strip and Islamic State and global jihadists in Sinai.

Speaking to the soldiers, Netanyahu said: "This is our country, and we need to defend it; nobody else will defend it except us.
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Masked Palestinian terrorists at large after stabbing 2 elderly women in Jerusalem
[Jpost] Victims, ages 86 and 82, in stable, pH balanced condition; Police release 2 suspects after interrogation, continue searching in capital.

A peaceful morning stroll by a group of elderly Jewish women on a promenade overlooking sweeping vistas of Jerusalem turned into a bloody nightmare when two masked faceless myrmidons stalked and stabbed two of the octogenarians in their backs.

The attack, which ironically took place adjacent to the Peace Forest, occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. when five women, all in their 80s, were walking together on the popular Haas Promenade in Armon Hanatziv/East Talpiot, police said.

"The two faceless myrmidons stabbed them in the back multiple times, both in the upper body, and expeditiously departed at a goodly pace toward the adjacent neighborhood of Jebl Mukaber," police front man Micky Rosenfeld said shortly after the stabbings.

"Police and emergency units rushed to the scene and gave immediate medical assistance before transferring both women to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in moderate condition. While a forensics team searched the area, police set up roadblocks to find the terrorists."

Roughly one hour later, Rosenfeld said, Border Police officers tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
two suspects matching the description of the assailants, but after extensive questioning, both young men were released without charges.

"Police are continuing to search for the faceless myrmidons involved in the attack and hope to make arrests soon," he said later in the day.

Shortly after the attack, Shaare Zedek Medical Center spokeswoman Shoham Ruvio said both victims were in stable, pH balanced condition and expected to survive.

"They are stable and conscious," said Ruvio. "One, 86 years old, was stabbed in the back three times and is in the intensive care unit. The second victim, 82, was also stabbed multiple times and is in the department for heart surgery. She doesn’t need surgery, but is being closely monitored due to a preexisting heart condition."

Meanwhile,
...back at the game, the Babe headed for second base. He almost made it. Then Sheila slapped him....
Rosenfeld said, security has been heightened throughout the capital, and will continue at elevated levels throughout the holiday.

"All public areas will have additional police units deployed and nothing will be left to chance, as the city observes Remembrance Day and Independence Day," he said.
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Young Hamas member reveals tunnel intel to Israel
[IsraelTimes] Underage operative of terror group interrogated by Shin Bet reveals ’extensive information’ about attack plans, agency says

A teen Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, operative revealed "extensive information" about the terror organization’s tunnels and plans for infiltrating Israel in order to carry out attacks, after he was nabbed
You have the right to remain silent...
by security forces last month, the Shin Bet said Tuesday.

As of last month -- before Israel announced it had discovered a tunnel in Israeli territory -- the terror group was continuing to dig into Israel to carry out attacks despite Israeli efforts to detect and destroy the subterranean passageways, the Shin Bet security service said Tuesday, citing information gleaned from a captured Gazook teen involved in the tunneling project.

In his interrogation, the minor revealed "extensive information on Hamas activities to dig tunnels that are to be used for Hamas fighters to infiltrate Israeli areas," the Shin Bet said.

The security service stressed that the minor is just one of a "succession of [Hamas] operatives" who have provided information to Israel about the terror group’s "intensive tunneling activities."

According to the operative, who was unnamed due to his young age, Hamas is well aware of Israel’s attempts at locating the group’s tunnels, but continues to construct them undeterred, the Shin Bet said.

The teen was arrested prior to the discovery of the two attack tunnels in the past month. Therefore his testimony does not address what impact the still-secret but widely discussed tunnel detection technology has had on Hamas’s burrowing plans.

During his interrogations, the teenage Hamas member gave interrogators details of the locations, building strategies and what materials are used in their construction, the security service said.

"For example, in an effort to camouflage their activities, the diggers are adopting a variety of methods like forbidding them from leaving the tunnels in work clothes, requiring them to shower and change clothes within the tunnel, and more," the Shin Bet said.

Hamas also planted explosives both along the tunnels and in the areas surrounding them, in order to prevent Israeli forces from entering them and killing those who do, the teenager told interrogators.

In addition, the Hamas detainee revealed some of the terror group’s battle plans for future conflicts. For instance, most of the group’s training exercises were "offensive," as opposed to defensive, dealing with "infiltration, entering buildings, detonating explosives, etc.," the security service said.

According to the Shin Bet, this appears to be "a part of their battle plan to have the next fighting take place within Israeli territory."

Interrogators also extracted information "about the routes of the tunnels that will be used in emergency situations by Nachba operatives, the elite unit of Hamas, and also information about the numerous tunnel shafts in the Strip," the Shin Bet said in a statement.

The Paleostinian teen came from the Jabaliya refugee camp and belonged to Hamas’s Northern Gazoo Brigade, the Shin Bet said. The unnamed teen admitted to interrogators that he had joined the terror organization just before the 2014 Gazoo war, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge. During the 50-day conflict, the teen took part in the fighting, "including in ambushes, as a lookout against IDF forces, doing reconnaissance and digging tunnels into Israel," the Shin Bet said.

In addition to his tunnel-digging role and combat training, the underage Hamas member kept explosives in his home for the terrorist organization, the Shin Bet said.

For his actions in the organization, the Gazook teen was indicted Tuesday in a Beersheba court.
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#1  Surprisingly chatty for Shin Bet. I'd expect them to be more closed-mouth about sources and such. Which suggests they have a good reason for doing it.
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IDF officer seriously hurt by bombs at West Bank checkpoint
[IsraelTimes] Improvised bombs appear to have been planted along the road outside the Paleostinian village of Hizme

An IDF officer was maimed Tuesday night when four pipe bombs detonated near him at a West Bank checkpoint outside of the Paleostinian village of Hizme, north of Jerusalem.

According to an initial investigation at the scene, the army believes the four improvised bomb had been planted earlier along the road and detonated as the troops approached, the IDF said in a statement.

The bombs detonated near the man’s face, seriously wounding him. He was taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood and rushed into an operating room for treatment, a hospital spokesperson said.

IDF soldiers, along with a police sapper unit, located five unwent kaboom! pipe bombs in the area. They were "removed and disarmed" in a combined IDF and Israel Police effort, the army said in a statement.

Circumstances surrounding the incident were still under investigation as of late Tuesday night, an IDF spokesperson said Tuesday night. Paleostinian reports said soldiers were descending on homes and businesses in the area and confiscating closed circuit television cameras in an effort to apprehend suspects.

In addition to his head wound, it is believed that the officer suffered additional injuries, though the full extent of his condition was not immediately known, a hospital spokesperson said. However,
women are made to be loved, not understood...
hospital sources said later that his life was not in immediate danger.

Route 437 highway has been closed in both directions because of the incident, police said.
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With Israel's okay, Palestinian cops step up operations near Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] PA police are increasingly active on outskirts of capital in villages formally under Israeli security control, seizing weapons and making terror and drug busts
The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend, but he certainly can be an ally of convenience.
The Paleostinian Authority’s police force, in cooperation with Israel, has significantly increased its operations in villages and towns around Jerusalem, Paleostinian sources said this week.

The increased activity is taking place in West Bank areas, designated as Area B, that are formally under Paleostinian civil control and Israeli security authority, the sources told The Times of Israel. PA police are cracking down in these areas on domestic crime, such as drug dealing and car theft, and have also carried out raids on terror groups and confiscations of illegal arms.

The areas where the PA police have increased their activities include Anata, Eizariya, Abu Dis and especially al-Ram, on Jerusalem’s northern outskirts, close to the Jewish neighborhood of Neve Yaakov.

All of these areas are supposed to be under full Israeli security control, but Israel is allowing Paleostinian police to operate there as well, the sources said.

A rise in arrests and thwarted attacks by Paleostinian police has been seen across the West Bank and not just near Jerusalem, but the most dramatic uptick has been noted in recent weeks in al-Ram.

Home to some 70,000 Paleostinians sandwiched alongside the security barrier between Jerusalem and Ramallah, al-Ram has become a hotbed of drug dealing in recent years, as Israeli police avoided the area and Paleostinian security forces were kept out, leaving a vacuum filled by violent gangs.

Until recently the Paleostinian police force there was limited, at Israel’s insistence, to a squad of 15 officers with a few weapons. But that changed after an arrest raid on two suspected drug pusher brothers went awry on April 21, the sources said.

The PA police laid in wait for the suspects, but when the brothers exited their vehicle they saw the cops and opened fire. A Paleostinian police officer was moderately to seriously hurt and was taken for treatment in Israel. Another cop was hit in the shoulder and lightly hurt; a passerby was also injured by the gunfire.

The incident led the Paleostinian Authority to intensify security efforts in al-Ram; the next day, it sent dozens of police to the village, some of whose homes are adjacent to the IDF’s central command headquarters.

Since then, between 50 and 100 PA coppers have been working around the clock and have seized weapons, ammunition and drugs, and busted several drug pushers. In an effort to put pressure on the two suspects who fled the bust in April, several of their relatives were locked away
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
and later released.

Similar PA police activity is under way in Anata, alongside the Shuafat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem. In reality, it is hard to distinguish between the refugee camp and Anata, but the camp is considered off-limits for Paleostinian police operations because part of it falls within Jerusalem’s municipal jurisdiction.

Last week, Baha Nabata, a Paleostinian activist who worked to improve conditions in the camp and fought against criminal elements there, was murdered there.

PA police have also been active in Eizariya and Abu Dis, as well as Sawahra and Sheikh Sa’ed on Jerusalem’s southern outskirts, near Bethlehem, all in coordination with Israel.

Other areas where Paleostinian police have been operating recently include the villages northwest of Jerusalem such as Bir Naballah, al-Jib, Qatana and Bidu. Tens of thousands of Paleostinians live in these areas, which are close to both Jerusalem and Ramallah but with a lower cost of living than the cities.
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Jakarta bombing mastermind to be charged in June
[Channel News Asia] Convicted terrorist and Daesh advocate Aman Abdurrahman will be charged in June for planning the January 14 terror attack in Jakarta.

Tito Karnavian, chief of Indonesia's National Counter-Terrorism Agency, said Aman's involvement was clear. He said, "There is no difficulty (in establishing). There are already many witnesses that have been investigated."

Aman was earlier identified as the suspected mastermind in the Jakarta blasts, carried out by four members of a terror network. All four, along with four bystanders were killed in the bombings.

Aman was previously convicted for his role in setting up a Jemaah Islamiyah training camp in Aceh in 2009. The 44-year-old cleric is currently serving eight years in a maximum security prison in Central Java.

Tito said that Aman was supposed to be released from prison in 2018. On the impending charges, Tito said, "There is still time. There is no need to rush."
Posted by: ryuge || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Jemaah Islamiyah


Ranking rebel leader nabbed in Davao City
[PNA] A ranking militant leader from the New People's Army's Southern Mindanao Regional Committee was nabbed by Philippine security forces in Davao City on Sunday.

Captain Rhyan Batchar identified the communist leader as Arnulfo Laborada Mantes, Secretary of Sub-Regional Committee 5 and the concurrent head of the Regional Political Military Academy.

Mantes is known to have led and planned numerous NPA crimes such as the burning of heavy equipment, murder of military personnel and ambush of peace and development teams in several areas of Bukidnon and Davao Del Norte provinces. He is also involved in extorting money from wealthy people, companies and politicians.

Mantes was arrested for murder and robbery with violence or intimidation. He has also another standing arrest warrant for murder.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS seizes Syrian airbase in Homs
HOMS – Subsequent to fierce clashes with Syrian army forces, militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Tuesday seized control of a military camp near T4 airbase from the pro-regime army forces in eastern Homs, central Syria, killing dozens of soldiers and wounding others, local sources reported.

ISIS jihadis have targeted several positions of the regime’s army with heavy weapons.

Speaking to ARA News, media activist Nasser al-Ali, based in Palmyra of Homs province, said that ISIS militants launched on Tuesday morning a surprise attack on several strongholds for the regime’s army forces near the T4 airbase, killing dozens of pro-regime troops and wounding many others.

“The ISIS-led attack was preceded by heavy artillery bombardment on the military base before breaking into it,” he reported.

The source explained that the clashes continued for hours and ended up with ISIS control over the entire battalion.

“ISIS also took over two checkpoints for the regime’s defense line near the T4 airbase, after the withdrawal of pro-regime forces towards the T4 airport,” he told ARA News.

At least 20 members of the regime forces were reportedly killed and dozens more were injured, according to a Syrian army officer, who spoke to ARA News on condition of anonymity for security concerns.

The radical group lost two jihadis during Tuesday’s confrontations, according to sources close to ISIS.

“The [ISIS] jihadis were able to seize control of two cannons [caliber 57 and 23] in addition to a big deal of light and medium weapons, including two military vehicles,” the source added.

During the clashes, ISIS bombed the T4 military airport with mortars and heavy artillery in a bid to prevent the regime’s army from receiving additional reinforcements there. The group seeks to take over the T4 airbase in order to cut the army’s supply lines in the historic city of Palmyra in Homs province.
Posted by: badanov || 05/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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