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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [895 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice curtains.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2016 4:24 Comments || Top||

#2  I spy a spy with my little eye
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2016 8:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Curtains.... why do they hate us?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/25/2016 10:50 Comments || Top||

#4  It looks like this week's theme is professional dancers, though Mata Hari was reputed to be considerably more.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2016 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Poor girl's just trying to make a living.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/25/2016 12:45 Comments || Top||

Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand Mullah Manan killed in airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban shadow governor for southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province has been killed in Arclight airstrike in the restive Marjah district, local security officials said.

The Arclight airstrike was carried out late on Sunday night targeting the Mullah Manan and his fighters in the vicinity of Marjah district.

Provincial security chief Gen. Agha Noor Kentoz said Muallah Manan was initially injured in the attack and later died of his wounds.

He said the Arclight airstrike was carried out as part of Khanjar operations which were launched six days ago in Marjah to suppress the insurgency activities of the Talibs.

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

This comes as at least 8 holy warriors were killed during an attack on the Taliban prison in Marjah district earlier.

The Ministry of Defense said 7 holy warriors were also jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufacturing factory was destroyed along with a vehicle and two cycle of violences belonging to the myrmidons.

At least 19 hostages were also released from the prison belonging to the Talibs during the raid, MoD added.

Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Explosion in Kandahar leaves 4 civilians dead, 5 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four non-combatants were killed and five others were maimed in an kaboom in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, local officials said.

The incident took place around 7 am local time in the vicinity of Shahwali Kot district targeting a vehicle of the civilians.

Provincial governor’s front man Samim Khpolwak said a passenger mini van struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the bully boys.

He said an investigation is underway regarding the incident and there are fears that the corpse count would rise.

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

The Taliban murderous Moslems and Lions of Islam belonging to the other holy warrior groups are frequently using Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.

The IEDs are the main contributors to the casualties of the Afghan cops but are also considered as a key factor in growing civilian casualties.

At least 11 civilians belonging to a same family were killed in a similar attack in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan last week.

Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Italy: 5600 migrants rescued off Libya in 48 hours
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Another 3,000 migrants colonists were rescued from stricken boats in waters off Libya on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, lifting the total saved in the space of 48 hours to 5,600.

The latest rescues, involving 23 different operations, will take to more than 37,000 the total number of people taken to southern Italian ports since the start of the year.

Coastguard boats, vessels from the EU's naval operation EUNAVFOR Med and its border agency Frontex, a boat from NGO SOS Mediterranee and two tug boats from an offshore oil platform were all involved in the rescue operations.

Every search and rescue asset in the area was deployed, the coastguard said.

No breakdown of the nationalities of the people rescued was immediately available.

The overwhelming majority of those arriving in Italia so far this year have been from sub-Saharan Africa, and officials say there is no sign yet of Middle Eastern refugees switching to the Libyan route to Europe en masse following moves to restrict access from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
via the Greek islands.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [559 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian governor declares 'war' against Fulani herdsmen
[Al Ahram] A Nigerian state governor has declared "war" against nomadic herdsmen, after another deadly attack in an escalating conflict killed two people.

"The killing of our people must stop," Ayo Fayose, governor of the southwestern state of Ekiti said on Monday during a visit to the community affected.

"We must take all action to stop it. They have killed two. This Ekiti war must be fought with the totality of our spirit, strength."

Fayose called on the crowd to "bring down" any cow grazing unnecessarily in any part of the state and local communities to "terminate the lives" of herdsmen that attacks them.

The governor's comments go way beyond any of his counterparts also affected by the Fulani conflict, which has seen a spate of attacks this year against farmers in central and southeastern states.

President Muhammadu Buhari last month directed police and soldiers to "take all necessary action to stop the carnage" and has proposed the creation of grazing land to prevent further festivities.

But Fayose promised to send a bill to the state parliament to criminalise cattle grazing in the state after last Friday's attack in Oke Ako, which also left five others critically injured.

The mainly Muslim Fulani herders and largely Christian farmers have clashed for decades over increasingly scarce land and resources, particularly in Nigeria's religiously mixed central states.

But the violence has escalated in recent months and spread further south.

In February, hundreds of people were said to have been killed and about 1,000 homes destroyed in farming villages in the Agatu area of Benue state in a wave of attacks blamed on Fulani.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1570 views] Top|| File under:

Soddy border guard dies in mine explosion
[AlArabiya] A Saudi border guard was killed and three others were wounded by a landmine that exploded while on patrol alongside the border with Yemen on Monday, state news agency SPA reported quoting an interior ministry spokesman.

The frontier has been largely calm since March after the Saudi government reached an understanding with Yemen's Houthi militias to stop firing across the border in a move that had paved the way for peace talks now underway in Kuwait.

SPA said the mine exploded in the morning in the Jizan region in southern Saudi Arabia when two border patrols passed on a designated road near the border with Yemen.

One soldier died in the blast while three others were wounded and were taken to a hospital, the agency said.

It was not immediately clear if the mine had been planted recently or had been there prior to the calm in place since March.
Related video at the link
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under:

Suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue attack ordered back to jail
[FRANCE24] A French court on Tuesday ordered the chief suspect in a deadly attack on a Gay Paree synagogue in 1980 to be sent back to jail, ten days after he was released on bail.

Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-Canadian sociology professor who were tossed into the calaboose for 18 months, is accused of being part of the Special Operations branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine (PFLP).

The PFLP was blamed for the bombing on October 3, 1980 that left four dead and around 40 injured.

Targeting the synagogue in rue Copernic, western Gay Paree, it was the first major attack on a Jewish site in La Belle France since World War II.

Diab, 62, was extradited from Canada in November 2014 and charged with the attack. He maintains his innocence and denies he was a member of the PFLP.

On May 12, a judge authorised his release on bail after ruling there was doubt over the "fundamental question" of whether he was in La Belle France on the day of the attack.

His ex-wife had told Sherlocks that he was in Beirut on September 28, 1980, despite stamps in his passport indicating that he was already in Europe.

Federal prosecutors appealed the May 12 decision, leading an appeals court Tuesday to order him sent back to jail.

"It's a very unfair decision," Diab's lawyer William Bourdon said.

Bernard Cahen, lawyer for one of the civil parties to the case, said that "on the merits of the case, we are absolutely convinced of his guilt".

"The defence will struggle to destroy this case," he added.

Diab has been charged with murder, attempted murder and destruction of property as part of a terrorist enterprise.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: PFLP

Home Front: WoT
US charges New York man for providing support to Islamic State
[Ynet] A New York City man was jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
on Tuesday and charged with providing material support to ISIS by trying to help an undercover law enforcement employee travel to Syria to fight with the hard boy group.

Sajmir Alimehmeti, a 22-year-old from the Bronx borough, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, which said that he had also since mid-2015 made multiple purchases of knives and military-type equipment.

Alimehmeti was arrested at his Bronx residence on Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, and is expected to appear in court later in the day.
Considerably more from Courthouse News at 11:00 a.m. ET. Summary:
Naturalized Albanian-American petty criminal, whose parents and petty criminal brother had moved back to Albania, self-radicalizes. After twice being turned back by the UK in 2014 upon landing for looking like someone heading to ISIS, then applying for a new passport, the FBI's interest is aroused, so they provide him with a few new friends. The idiot takes them on shopping trips for jihadi gear, sets them up with encrypted phone apps, and boasts about his own plans to to pick up his brother in Albania and join ISIS together.
Ynet adds that the miscreant was a one-time plumbers assistant who had studied funeral services, so had he actually gotten to ISIS, he would have brought necessary skills.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [376 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The headline had me hoping that they finally busted Chuck Schumer...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2016 22:59 Comments || Top||

Pak Rangers target Indian posts in Uri, Army retaliates
[Daily Excelsior] For the second time in last one week, Pak Rangers today fired at Indian posts in Uri sector along the Line of Control (LoC) and Army retaliated. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
the exchange of fire between troops of the two sides lasted for half an hour.

A security bigshot said that Pak Rangers fired at Indian posts in Lacchipora area of Kamalkote sector of Uri this evening. He said that the firing took place at around 4:30 p.m. when Pak Rangers targeted Indian forward posts in Lacchipora area of Uri in North Kashmire’s Baramulla district with small arms.

The official said that the Army also fired back but the exchange of fire lasted for half an hour. He, however, said that only small arms were used during the exchange of fire.

The official said that it was a localized issue between the troops of the two sides. This is for the second time that Pak troops targeted Indian posts in Lacchipora area. Last week on May 17, Pak Rangers targeted the same posts with small arms.

This is the same area where Army foiled a major infiltration bid by 5-6 Death Eaters last week on May 20. Army sources said that as the Death Eaters in this sector are making desperate attempts of infiltration but they are failing in their efforts and Pak Rangers are trying to give them cover.

They said that besides this, during the foiling of infiltration bid by Army on May 20, some of the bullets may have hit the Pak posts and this could have been a provocation for today’s firing by Rangers.

Army in the area is conducting massive searches after last week’s infiltration attempt as they have reports that Death Eaters are trying to infiltrate through this sector.

Lacchipora, Kamalkote is the traditional infiltration route for the Death Eaters and in early 1990s it was the major infiltration route. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
it was later abandoned by the infiltrators after Army intensified vigil in the area. This route is nearest and easiest for infiltration and for last two years Death Eaters have reactivated it.

Sources said that the Death Eaters have intensified their efforts to infiltrate into Kashmire this month after the improvement in weather. They said that the number of Death Eaters, ready to infiltrate into Kashmire, at the launch pads across the LoC in Pakistain Indian Kashmiree (PoK) has increased and has gone past 200.

Sources said that Death Eaters are desperate to infiltrate as they have suffered major losses this year as security forces eliminated 46 Death Eaters this year.

Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [377 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Another group of terrorists has been broken up it just happens to be a pack of Stanley's! Here is the link== http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_POLAND_BOMB_ATTACK_FOILED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-05-25-12-54-30 Trust No One !
Posted by: Wheling Slitch2327 || 05/25/2016 18:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Anarchists have busily tried to blow things up since the early 20th century. Heaven only knows what impelled three Polish ones to go after Warsaw police cars.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2016 20:36 Comments || Top||

Five ‘IS-linked’ navy officers get death sentence in dockyard attack case
[DAWN] ISLAMABAD: A Navy tribunal sentenced five officers to death in the Sept 6, 2014, 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...
Naval Dockyard attack case, father of one of the convicts said on Monday.

Retired Major Saeed Ahmed told Dawn that in a trial his son, Sub-Lieutenant Hammad Ahmed, and four other naval officers had been convicted of the naval dockyard attack that took place on Defence Day around two years ago.

He said the five were charged with having links with the myrmidon 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, mutiny, hatching a conspiracy and carrying weapons in the dockyard.

if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
according to media reports, the attackers were purportedly planning to hijack the warship PNS Zulfiqar to use it in an attack on one of the US navy’s refuel ships. Two bandidos bandidos bully boys were killed and four others were apprehended by security personnel.

Mr Saeed said that the naval authorities did not provide his son the right to a fair trial.

"I wrote a letter to the Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the navy on August 15, 2015, asking him to provide the opportunity of a defence counsel to my son," he said. "The navy JAG on Sept 21 replied that the option of defence counsel would be available at the time of trial."

Mr Saeed said that he was waiting for the commencement of the trial when someone recently informed him that his son had been shifted to the Karachi central prison.

The retired army officer came to know about the conclusion of the trial and capital punishment when he went to Karachi and met his son and his four colleagues -- Irfanullah, Muhammad Hammad, Arsalan Nazeer and Hashim Naseer -- in prison.

"My son told me that a naval court had awarded death penalty to him and four other officers after a secret trial," he claimed. "The convicted officers informed me that the naval court concluded the trial on April 12 and promulgated the sentence on April 14."

He said that naval authorities did not provide him copies of the proceedings of the trial when he approached them for the same.

The convict’s father said that he would file an appeal against the judgement before the naval court of appeal.

He claimed that his son and others had been made scapegoats, as this was not the first time when such security lapses came to light.

He said the five officers had been in the navy for only four to five years and they were not capable of seizing a warship and using it for a banned outfit.

In July 2015, the naval authorities informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that a ’missing’ sub-lieutenant, Hafiz Ehsanullah Sajjad, was in their custody in connection with the naval dockyard attack case.

Safia Ismail, the wife of the ’missing’ officer, had filed a petition before the IHC stating that her husband was detained by the navy without any charge. She said that he was taken away from his residence in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, by "some people in plain clothes on the evening of Sept 6, 2014".

She said that her father, who was also a retired Navy officer, had tried to ascertain his whereabouts but to no avail.

...back at the pond, the radioactive tadpoles grown into frogs. Really big frogs, in fact...
officials of the Pakistain Navy’s directorate of public relations were not available when Dawn tried to contact them for official confirmation.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

The Beatings Will Continue: Mosul Edition
[ARA News] DUHOK – Extremist group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has executed eight of its own jihadis in Mosul city of Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province on charges of “high treason”, local sources reported on Tuesday.

The eight militant fighters were captured after escaping the fighting front of al-Ratba, where clashes are still ongoing between ISIS and the Iraqi army.

“They were executed at the hands of their fellow militants. The dead bodies of the eight jihadis were then paraded in the streets of Mosul city,” media activist Jaafar Jabbawi told ARA News in Mosul.

The ISIS-linked Sharia Court issued a statement describing the executed fighters as “traitors” who deserved death.

“Leaving a fighting position without orders from the ISIS military leadership is considered a high treason and the perpetrators are brutally punished,” head of Nineveh media centre Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News.

According to al-Zarari, parading the dead bodies of those fighters is meant to terrorise other members of ISIS.

“The group is trying to hold its remaining positions after suffering heavy losses at the hands of the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi army in several parts of Iraq,” the source said.
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi Jailhouse Stories: 1 kidnapped
(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – On Tuesday, a security source in Diyala Province revealed, that a member of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen northeast of Baqubah.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, unidentified gunmen kidnapped a member of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri from an agriculture road in Muqdadiya District (35 km northeast of Baqubah).”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “A professional security team opened an investigation into the incident.”
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Fallujah Firearms Gazette: 24+ die

Iraqi forces, militia battle it out against ISIS near al-Saqlawiya

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A security source in Anbar Province announced on Tuesday, that violent confrontations and clashes broke out between the security forces and ISIS members in northern Fallujah.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, violent confrontations and clashes broke out between the security forces, al-Hashd al-Shaabi and ISIS in al-Saqlawiya vicinity in northern Fallujah.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The confrontations and clashes are still ongoing until now.”

10 ISIS Bad Guys die as Iraqi forces drive towards Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, Federal Police Chief Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat announced, that the security forces advanced toward east of Fallujah from three axes, while pointed out to the killing of 10 terrorists and destruction of four booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers.

Jawdat said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Federal Police forces advanced, at dawn today, toward east of Fallujah from three axes.”

Jawdat added, “Our forces liberated a road east of Fallujah and killed 10 ISIS terrorists, as well as destroying four booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers.”

Iraqi kops liberate Abu Ouda and al-Abasi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday the Federal Police announced liberating two villages and a construction materials laboratory north of Fallujah.

Federal Police Chief Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today the Federal Police forces managed to liberate the villages of Abu Ouda and al-Abasi and a construction materials laboratory north of Fallujah City.”

Jawdat added, “The security forces are rapidly advancing toward the determined targets.”

Iraqi forces liberate Haswat al-Aseel

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Federal Police Chief Raed Shaker Jawdat announced on Tuesday, that the security forces liberated a village in the eastern entrance of Fallujah City, while pointed out that the Federal Police forces are continuing to liberate the remaining areas of the city.

Jawdat said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The Federal Police forces liberated Haswat al-Aseel village in the eastern entrance of Fallujah.”

Jawdat added, “The Federal Police forces continue liberating the remaining areas if Fallujah City.”

Iraqi kops liberate Jamila

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, Badr Organization announced, that the security forces liberated the villages of Albu Ouda and Jamila northeast of Fallujah from the ISIS control.

The organization said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces, backed by Badr Organization’s fighters managed, at noon today, to liberate the villages of Albu Ouda and Jamila northeast of Fallujah.”

The statement added, “The fighters managed to dismantle 31 improvised explosive devices in the two villages, without causing any human losses.”

13 ISIS troops die as Iraqi forces capture Albu Khanfar and al-Lahib

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, Baghdad Operations Command announced liberating two villages near al-Karma, in addition to killing 13 ISIS militants.

The commander of Baghdad Operations Lieutenant General Abdel Amir al-Shamri said in a brief statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today the security forces managed to liberate Albu Khanfar village completely and detonated a booby-trapped vehicle before reaching its target near al-Karma.”

Shamri added, “The village of al-Lahib east of Karma had been also liberated, while 13 ISIS terrorists were killed and two booby-trapped vehicles were destroyed.”

ISIS troops get the hell outta Dodge as Iraqi troops capture Albu Jassim and al-Zarka

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, Baghdad Operations Command announced, that a number of ISIS member fled from al-Zarka area, while pointed out that the village of Albu Jassim north of Karma had been liberated.

The command said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The army’s 14th brigade liberated Albu Jassim village north of Karma and detonated a booby-trapped vehicle before reaching the front line of our troops.”

The statement added, “A number of ISIS terrorist members fled from al-Zarka area in al-Karma axis,” indicating that, “One of ISIS leaders was killed and other members were wounded by the security forces in al-Dawaya area north of Karma.”

Iraqi warbirds hammer ISIS positions near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The Commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Tuesday, that the international coalition destructed five warehouses belonging to the ISIS east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation managed to bombard four mortar detachments, four booby-trapped warehouses and a cache of weapons, in addition to [bombing] two rocket launchers in the [area] of al-Subaihat west of Fallujah,” adding that, “The bombardment resulted in the destruction of these detachments, warehouses and rocket launchers, in addition to killing all [ISIS] elements inside them.”

Iraqi kops liberate areas between Fallujah and al-Karma

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of the Federal Police, Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat, announced on Tuesday, that all the roads and villages between al-Karma City and the entrance of Fallujah were liberated from ISIS members.”

Jawdat said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The Federal Police forces finished cleansing all roads and villages between al-Karma and the entrance of Fallujah.”

“The security forces deployed the defense lines near al-Sijar Bridge,” Jawdat added.

Iraqi militia eliminates ISIS female sniper near al-Shahabi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – On Tuesday, a source in the leadership of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia announced killing an ISIS female soldier during confrontations in the area of al-Shahabi east of Fallujah, while pointed out that the soldier, who worked as a sniper for ISIS, was an Azerbaijani national.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A female soldier who worked as a sniper for ISIS and held an Azerbaijani nationality was killed during inspection and cleansing operations by the joint forces in the area of al-Shahabi in the district of al-Karma (19 km east of Fallujah),” adding that, “ISIS is recruiting foreign and Arab women in the defensive lines after the killing of hundreds of its elements in the cleansing battles of Fallujah axes.”
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die

1 dead in bombing attack at Sayed Abdullah

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday, that eight people 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 near a popular market in the village of Sayed Abdullah in the district of al-Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, resulting in the death of one person and wounding seven others.”

The source, who requested anonymity, 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 restaurant bombing at al-Za’faraniya

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

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, an [improvised] explosive device went off near a popular restaurant in the area of al-Za’faraniya, southeast of Baghdad, resulting in the death of two persons and wounding six others,” pointing out that, “A security force rushed to the area of the incident and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and the two dead bodies to the forensic medicine authority, while imposed a security cordon around the area.
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ISIL Orders Its Terrorists in Fallujah to Detonate Mosques: Leaked Document
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Before the beginning of the Iraqi forces campaign on ISIS in Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
the takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group ordered its faceless myrmidons to booby-trap and detonate mosques, houses and public buildings in the city, a leaked document read.

ISIS also called on its forces of Evil to videotape the footages of the detonations and circulate them as Dire Revengeful acts against the Sunnites.

The terrorist group also commanded its gunnies to put on uniforms that resemble those of the Popular Mobilization Forces and kill the prisoners in Fallujah before shooting and circulating the images which show the murders.

ISIS further threatened the faceless myrmidons of killing all who may betray the group, calling on them to move their families to safer areas.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  how about being filmed killing people while wearing t shirts that say,

"I've killed hundreds of people for Allah and all I've got was this t shirt"
Posted by: lord garth || 05/25/2016 9:13 Comments || Top||

US warbirds pound ISIS positions near Raqqa
[ARA News] KOBANE – Aircraft of the US-led coalition on Tuesday launched a number of airstrikes on headquarters of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa province. This comes as the Kurdish-Led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) started a campaign to liberate Raqqa province from ISIS militants.

In its first phase, the SDF campaign would focus on capturing the countryside of Raqqa, which will serve as a launching pad for more operations against ISIS in its de facto capital in the future.

“US-led coalition’s fighter jets launched over a dozen airstrikes against ISIS tactical units and fighting positions in northern Raqqa,” SDF officer Habun Osman told ARA News. “The raids bombed ISIS in the southeastern suburb of Ain Issa town in northern Raqqa.”

“The coalition’s air cover is helping our troops to advance on the ground,” Osman said.

The Kurdish officer reported that SDF troops were engaged in fierce clashes with ISIS near the Jubriyat Khalil town of Raqqa province on Tuesday evening.

The western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday afternoon launched an operation to capture the countryside of Raqqa from the Islamic State (ISIS) group, military sources told ARA News.

“Cleansing these territories from ISIS starts now from the north of Raqqa,” Kurdish Defence Minister of the Rojava Auto-Administration told ARA News in Kobane.

“We began the operation to liberate northern Raqqa with the participation of all the Syrian democratic forces and the support of the international coalition aircraft. The goal of the campaign is to liberate the people of this region from the injustices of the ISIS mercenaries. Through this campaign, we will liberate the north of Raqqa,” said Abu Fayyad, SDF commander in Tel Abyad city–north of Raqqa.
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Nephew of Arsal Key Terrorist Killed
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The corpse of Mohammad Hujairi, the nephew of Arsal key terrorist Mustafa Hujairi (Abou Takieh), has been found on the tomb of Lebanese army martyr, Mohammad Hammieh, in Taraya graveyard, NNA reported on Tuesday, adding that Mohammad Hujairi had been reported kidnapped earlier on Tuesday.

Mustafa Hujairi, who belongs to the terrorist groups which deploy in Arsal barrens, was involved in kidnapping the Lebanese soldiers in 2014 and handing them to the bully boyz that decapitated a number of them (soldiers), including Mohamad Hammieh.

The town of Arsal has been witnessing invigorated Army patrols and deployment in the wake of the developments.
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Iran Arrests Saudi-sent Terrorists
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Iran has apprehended a number of Lions of Islam tasked by Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
with carrying out bombings inside the Islamic Theocratic Republic, a senior Iranian official announced on Monday.

"The Saudis opened a consulate in Iraq’s Arbil and had a number of terrorist groups enter into Iran to carry out kabooms; they all have been tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
," Mohsen Rezaei, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said, referring to the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan.

"The Foreign Ministry should circulate the documents and evidence pertaining to these groups throughout the world so that at least Muslim countries get to know that Saudis maniacally disturb the region’s calm and secure scene and pursue terror acts."

He also advised that Iranian authorities stop exercising patience with Riyadh, and act against its acts of instigation.

On Sunday, it was reported that Iran had captured two ISIS Lions of Islam in the country’s western province of Hamadan which borders the Iranian provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah near Iraq.

The province’s intelligence director general said the two, both Iranian nationals with links to ISIS, had been caught during two separate intelligence operations while they were en route to Tehran.

On Tuesday, Rezaei warned that a seditious push is underway against the Muslim world, with Wahhabism at its center.

"Wahhabism and Zionism are maniacally acting against the Muslim and resistance front every day," he said. "Their last measure was to prevent Iranian pilgrims from going on the Hajj pilgrimage," he added.
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Kurdish-Arab alliance starts Raqqa operation
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A US-backed alliance of Kurdish-Arab fighters has started to clear ISIS fighters from the area north of Raqqa, the jihadists' de facto capital, a US official confirmed Tuesday.

"The SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) have begun operations to clear the northern countryside, so this is putting pressure on Raqqa," Baghdad-based US military front man Colonel Steve Warren said.

The US military will conduct air strikes in support of the "several thousand" SDF forces, some of whom have been trained and equipped by the United States.

Warren said the operation began earlier on Tuesday, and SDF forces had met little ISIS resistance across the sparsely populated area.

Approximately 3,000 to 5,000 IS fighters are in Raqqa, Warren said, noting it was not clear when an assault on the key city itself might eventually come.

A separate US official, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said SDF troops were taking territory on their way to Raqqa, but "they are not attacking Raqa" itself.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, coalition warplanes on Tuesday carried out dozens of strikes north of Raqqa city.

If Raqqa falls, "it's the beginning of the end of their caliphate," Warren predicted.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said Moscow was ready to coordinate with both the United States and the SDF in the offensive for Raqqa.

The SDF has a total of about 25,000 Kurdish fighters and about 5,000 Arab fighters.

ISIS fighters are using civilians as human shields in the group's de facto Syria capital Raqqa, a Syrian activist said Tuesday, complicating things for a Kurdish-Arab alliance which has launched an offensive in the area.

"They are using the civilians as a cover. So you'll find them in the same building. In a civilian building, you'll find two or three apartments for ISIS fighters," said Abdel Aziz al-Hamza, a co-founder of the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently group.

"They also talk of some schools as places to stay because these schools have basements, something underground, so they are protected from the air strikes. And they are surrounded by civilian buildings."

There have been mounting concerns that the estimated 50,000 civilians believed to still be inside had nowhere to go. "The civilians are besieged, they can't leave their city," said Hamza, who fled Raqqa in January 2014 and has been living in Germany.

"ISIS doesn't let anyone leave the city. At the same time, life has become at least ten times more expensive in the city," he said, using another acronym for ISIS.
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Terror Networks
Pressure mounts on IS group with twin assaults in Iraq, Syria
[Al Ahram] Pressure mounted on 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....
group Tuesday as a Kurdish-Arab alliance launched a major assault north of the murderous Moslems' Syrian bastion of Raqa and Iraqi forces advanced on their stronghold of Fallujah.

The twin offensives marked some of the most serious ground efforts against IS group since the group declared its self-styled "caliphate" straddling the Syrian-Iraqi border in 2014.
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