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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [785 views] Top|| File under:

#1  cyclists sporting early 1900 airfoils
Posted by: Pancho McCoy2519 || 06/10/2016 14:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Wicked cool helmets!!
Posted by: AlanC || 06/10/2016 15:00 Comments || Top||

Soldier Killed By Taliban Two Days Before Wedding
Wali, an Afghan National Army soldier, who was shot dead by the Taliban in Ghazni province, was not only the sole breadwinner in his family but he was also killed just two days before his wedding in Kabul.

Wali's mother said that her life now has no meaning as the Taliban has destroyed all her joy.

"It was Wednesday when I called him and his phone was switched off. I was told that he had been detained by the Taliban and later I got the news that they killed my son," said Bibi Aesha, Wali's mother.

On Tuesday night, the Taliban shot dead 12 people including Wali – all for working for security institutions in Andar district of Ghazni province.

"I painted his room and his wedding was in two days and we got all the preparations but unfortunately.....," said Adam Khan, Wali's brother.

"What the Taliban has done - no one else will do, I never saw such kinds of horror and killing," said Mohammad Asif, Wali's father-in-law.

Wali was on his way from Paktiya to Kabul where he was to marry and start his new life with his bride-to-be but before he reached his destination, the Taliban killed him.

Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

Haqqani Stürmführer killed in a drone strike in Paktika
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key member of the Haqqani terrorist network was killed in a drone strike in southeastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province of Afghanistan.

According to the provincial government media office, the Arclight airstrike was carried out late on Tuesday night in Sarwaza district.

The key Haqqani network member killed in the raid has been identified as Sirajuddin Khademi who was reportedly providing logistics support to the fighters of the terror network.

The Arclight airstrike also destroyed some weapons belonging to the terror network but local civilians casualties were reported in the raid.

Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

Taliban Stürmführer Omran killed with 27 fighters in Helmand raids
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A commander of the Taliban group identified as Omran has been killed along with his 27 fighters during an operation in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan cops and with the support of the Afghan Air Force.

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were conducted in Greshk district of Helmand and some weapons and explosives belonging to the Death Eaters were also destroyed.

The statement by MoD further added that five Death Eaters were killed in a separate operation in Sar-e-Hawza district of southeastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...

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

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

The Taliban group launched a major attack on various security posts of the Afghan cops late last month but the attacks were repulsed with the deployment of additional forces.

Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Terrorist involved in major attacks arrested from Kabul Emergency Hospital
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A prominent terrorist involved in major attacks has been tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
from the Emergency Hospital of Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
where he was admitted after sustaining wounds in an kaboom.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the terrorist has been identified as Abdullah who is originally a resident of the central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

According to a statement by MoI, Abdullah was involved in a number of terrorist attacks in the southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The statement further added he was arrested by the operatives of the counterterrorism department of the Ministry of Interior.

According to MoI, Abdullah was admitted to Kabul Emergency Hospital after sustaining wounds following an kaboom which was triggered by the explosives he planted in a bicycle.

MoI also added that four non-combatants were killed and and two others were maimed in the attack and Abdullah was shifted to Emergency Hospital in Kabul after sustaining wounds in the same attack.

He was arrested based on the intelligence information received by the personnel of counterterrorism department of Interior Minitry, the statement added.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Would-be suicide bomber identified as Dr. Mohammad Qasim arrested in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops have jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a would-be jacket wallah in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the security authorities said Thursday.

The detained would-be bomber has been identified as Dr. Mohammad Qasim and the Afghan cops have confiscated a suicide kaboom vest along with some weapons and explosives from the suspect.

No further details have been given regarding the suspect and the potential target he was looking to attack.

Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Wouldn't a suicide bomb be a violation of the doctor's Hipocratic Oath>
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/10/2016 7:54 Comments || Top||

#2  The way medicine is practiced there is a violation of the Hippocratic Oath...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/10/2016 8:38 Comments || Top||

#3  PhD, in Economics, probably.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/10/2016 8:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Dr. Of Insane Studies
Posted by: Shipman || 06/10/2016 18:02 Comments || Top||

#5  In a US firm near Chicago, that I used to work at, we had two brothers, both named Dr Mohammad Qasim (from Pak). I couldn't understand any parents, whatever the reason, giving 2 of their children the same name.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/10/2016 20:15 Comments || Top||

#6  It's because the "This is my other brother Darryl" joke is so damn funny. Even when translated into Urdu.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/10/2016 22:28 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Ethiopia says army killed 101 jihadists in Somali raid
[NATION.PK] Æthiopia has said that its soldiers deployed in Somalia killed 101 Shabaab fighters who on Thursday attacked an army base used by the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
force fighting the Al-Qaeda linked group.

The Shabaab movement earlier announced a major assault on the base in Halgan in the central Hiran region of the arid Horn of Africa nation, via its Telegram messaging platform.

Æthiopian government front man Getachew Reda dismissed a claim by the Shabaab that they had killed dozens of soldiers, while losing just 16 of their own fighters.

"There was an attempt by al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
to attack our forces in central Somalia but... our forces killed 101 bandidos bully boyz and destroyed heavy weaponry," Getachew said.

"We are still assessing how many people got hurt on our side but their claim that they have killed 43 Æthiopian soldiers is an absolute lie. This is a figment of their imagination," he added.

"The Mujahideen fighters stormed the base and massacred many of the Æthiopians," the Shabaab claimed on Telegram, putting the corpse count among the troops at 60.

Casualty figures from this type of attack are impossible to verify independently. The Shabaab generally exaggerates, while the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) usually gives no details of losses among its ranks.

On its Twitter account, AMISOM -- comprising troops from Burundi, Djibouti, Æthiopia, Kenya and Uganda -- confirmed "an attempted Shabaab attack" but gave no figures.

"The enemy was successfully repulsed," AMISOM said, claiming also to be "in pursuit" of the attackers.

Residents in the area close to Halgan said the attack began when a vehicle driven by a jacket wallah went kaboom! at the entrance to the base, after which jihadist gunnies fought their way in.

"There was a huge blast and then heavy exchange of gunfire started," said Osman Adan, a resident living nearby.

Shooting had died down by mid-morning Thursday and local authorities confirmed the festivities.

"There was a major attack this morning at Halgan. Violent elements tried to break into the the base of the Somalian army and of AMISOM, but they were driven back and their bodies are everywhere," bigwig Guhad Abdi Warsame said.

"They lost and now we have complete control of the zone, the situation is normal," he added.

The Shabaab launched a similar "swarming" style attack a year ago and have since overrun forward operating bases manned by Burundian troops in Lego in June, Ugandan troops in Janale in September and Kenyan troops in El Adde in January.

While the countries contributing soldiers to the peacekeeping effort refuse to confirm casualty numbers, it is believed that scores of AMISOM soldiers were killed in each attack.
In the El Adde attack alone more than 140 Kenyan soldiers are believed to have been killed, although the Kenyan government has refused to confirm any numbers.

This is the first such raid on an Æthiopian outpost in Somalia.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Somalia: 30 Ethiopian troops killed in attack by militants
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least 30 Æthiopian troops were killed Thursday in an attack on a base for African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
peacekeepers in central Somalia, a Somali military official said.

A jacket wallah detonated his explosives-laden vehicle early Thursday at the gates of the Æthiopian military base there before gunnies entered the base, said Mohammed Mohamud, a military officer in the town of Halgan, where the attack happened.

The corpse count is likely to rise, he said. The Islamic bad boy group al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
claimed it had killed 43 Æthiopian soldiers in the attack. But the Æthiopian Communications Minister Getachew Reda told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that the assault was repelled and that more than 100 of the attackers were killed.

He did not say how many Æthiopians were killed or injured. Æthiopian troops are pursuing the Death Eaters who fled led during the firefight, he said.

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, known as AMISOM, said on Twitter that there had been attempted attack on a base run jointly by the Somali national army and African Union peacekeepers. The attackers were "successfully repulsed" and some of their weapons seized, it said. Al-Shabaab, which has ties with al-Qaeda, is fighting to impose a strict version of Islam in this Horn of Africa nation.

Despite losing a lot of ground in recent years, the gang continues to carry out lethal attacks in many parts of the country, including near the seat of government in the capital Mogadishu. African Union peacekeepers are trying to prevent al-Shabaab from threatening the authority of the weak, Western-backed federal government in Mogadishu.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Nearly 1,000 illegal migrants departing from Libya recovered at sea yesterday
[Libya Herald] Two leading rescue NGOs operating in the Mediterranean Sea, MSF and MOAS, yesterday reported rescuing 955 migrants colonists departing from Libya. MSF reported 828 whilst MOAS reported 127 rescued at sea.

Maltese-based rescue NGO MOAS reported that the migrants colonists its ships rescued were initially spotted in distress in rubber boats by its camera drones from its Phoenix ship. They were then picked up its sister ship Responder. Post-rescue medical care was provided on-board by Italian NGO Emergency.

Ironically, MOAS had just launched its rescue ships into the Mediterranean for the 2016 season earlier this week. Moreover, Responder, is a new addition this year and was out to sea only Monday. Yesterday’s operation was its debut rescue mission. Responder went on to rescue another 27 separate migrants colonists who said that they had been at sea for two days.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

Two suspected muggers killed in Dhaka ‘gunfights’
[Dhaka Tribune] Two suspected muggers were killed in separate alleged shootouts with Rapid Action Battalion early yesterday in Dhaka’s Turag and Rampura areas.

The dead were Nazrul Islam, 37, son of late Abdul Aziz from Panchagarh, and Kamal Paevez, 42, son of Kenai Kazi from Gournadi, Barisal. RAB Legal and Media Wing Assistant Director Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan confirmed the Dhaka Tribune of the deaths.

RAB 1 Deputy Director Lt Commander Kazi Mohammad Shoaib said that around 2am yesterday, three hijackers on a cycle of violence shot up RAB officials when the elite force challenged them at a check post near Prottasha bridge in Turag area.

In retaliation, RAB officials fired back, leaving left one of the three, Nazrul Islam, injured. The other two hijackers managed to flee.

The RAB official said Nazrul was member of a Dhaka based dope gang and was also involved in women trafficking and robbery.

Sub-Inspector Khagendra Chandra Sarker of Turag cop shoppe said he recovered Nazrul’s body from Tongi 50 bed hospital and took it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 3pm yesterday.

Turag police OC Mahbub-e Khuda told the Dhaka Tribune that Nazrul had a case filed against him with Tongi cop shoppe.

In Rampura, Kamal Parvez was killed during an alleged shootout between RAB 3 officials and a group of muggers in Rampura East Balurmath area around 12:30am yesterday.

According to RAB blurb, Kamal was a member of a group of muggers that hijacked a woman named Sheuli Parvez on Wednesday 4pm. When locals intercepted the four muggers on two cycle of violences, they started to shoot at the locals and a youth named Rimon received bullet wounds.

it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
Kamal fell off the cycle of violence during the chase and the locals detained him, RAB said quoting Sheuli.

Later when RAB questioned Kamal, he revealed the names of his associates ‐ Habib, Babu and Sultan. Following the information, a team of RAB 3 along with Kamal went to their hideout where the hijackers sensed the RAB’s presence and started shooting.

Kamal was shot during the shootout and was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where duty doctors declared him dead.
He's dead, Jim!
the RAB statement said.

SI Delowar Hossain said they recovered the body from the area and sent it to DMC morgue. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
it could not be ascertained if Kamal had any case against him with any cop shoppes.

a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
when Kamal’s family members went to DMCH to receive his body, Kamal’s wife Shwapna Begum claimed that her husband was a RMG scraps trader. She said on Wednesday evening, Sultan had called her and said Kamal was picked up by law enforcers. She then informed local police and RAB but they denied of any such arrest.

Yesterday morning, someone called her from Kamal’s phone and told her that her husband’s had received bullet wounds and was in DMCH. Shwapna Begum said she came to the hospital after the call and found that her husband was already dead.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under:

JMB man killed in gunfight
[Dhaka Tribune] A suspected member of banned Islamist Lion of Islam outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was killed in a shootout with police at Maloncha village under Gobindaganj upazila in Gaibandha district yesterday.

The identity of the dear departed could not be known.

Sub-Inspector Gofur of Gobindaganj cop shoppe said: "On information, members of Detective Branch (DB) of police raided a house at Malancha village where a gang of JMB men was holding a secret meeting in the dead of night for planning subversive acts."

Spider senses tingling at the proximity of police, the JMB men opened fire to them prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, triggering a shootout.

At one stage, the JMB men managed to flee the scene.
... as though they had never been...
Later, police recovered the body of an unidentified JMB man and recovered some local weapons and bombs from the spot

Mozammel Haque, officer-in-charge of the cop shoppe, said the body was sent to Gaibandha Hospital morgue.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

Home Front: WoT
Kops detain OKC man for making jihadi threats
Right in my own city. My guess: chemicals of some kind.
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City man was arrested Wednesday on a complaint of terrorism hoax for making terroristic threats. A bomb squad is searching his home on Thursday.

According to police, Wednesday morning, an employee at social media site “MeetMe” called police to report that someone posted a threatening message to his profile. The message reads, “To all you capitalist scumbags, your greed and selfish ways have forced us to come out of the shadows and reveal our true nature. Judgment Day will come this week at the Penn Square Mall and the Outlet Mall. May Allah be with those who believe and there will be mass bloodshed and horror as I Allah will take vengeance on the scumdogs of the Western world.”

Police were able to identify that user as 28-year-old Brian Loyd Carey. He was arrested at his parents' mobile home in the 9000 block of N.W. 10th, and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a terrorism hoax complaint. A bond has not been set.

Officers secured the perimeter of the mobile home due to the possibility of explosive devices. A bomb squad responded and cleared the home after a search waiver was obtained.

On Thursday, a bomb squad is searching Carey's home at Ann Arbor and N.W. 10th. Ann Arbor is blocked in the area.
Posted by: badanov || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under:

#1  pretty bad when you're posting from "the basement of Mom and Dad's Mobile Home"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/10/2016 13:06 Comments || Top||

#2  10 and Ann Arbor in okc ain't exactly Bel Air, CA
Posted by: badanov || 06/10/2016 16:19 Comments || Top||

Posted by: badanov || 06/10/2016 16:20 Comments || Top||

#4  the basement of Mom and Dad's Mobile Home

Hah! good one
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/10/2016 17:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Hiding amongst the turnips.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/10/2016 18:04 Comments || Top||

#6  OKC is exactly the wrong spot to be making threats. The locals have been sensitized.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/10/2016 18:08 Comments || Top||

7 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source from the Nineveh Liberation Operations Command revealed on Thursday that at least seven ISIS members were killed in an air strike carried out by the international coalition aviation at west of Mosul.

The source, in a statement issued to the media and of which IraqiNEws.com also got hold of, said, “The international coalition aviation forces launched an air strike at noon today on a vehicle belonging to the ISIS and during this air bombardment at least seven members belonging to the ISIS were killed on the spot. The strike was carried out on the main road in al-Baaj district.

On the condition of anonymity the source further said, “The vehicle in which the ISIS members were travelling has been completely destructed.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antics

Iraqi forces continue attack into Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar –Anbar Police Command on Thursday informed that the joint security forces have stormed into areas towards the south of Fallujah city. The police command further informed that during the next few hours, results of some important military operations carried out so far would be announced as well.

Anbar Police Chief Major General Hadi Zereeg in a statement issued to the media, which IraqiNews.com also got hold of, stated, “Anbar police forces along with the army and the anti-terrorism forces, stormed into several areas towards the south of Fallujah by noon today. During the operations, they managed to gun down a dozen ISIS members.”

“The Tactical Regiment of Anbar Police is carrying out combat operations against ISIS and it is almost a certainty that the presence of ISIS would be completely wiped out from the city of Fallujah. Moreover, in the hours to come, results of some important military operations will also be announced,” Zereeg further added.

Earlier today, Fallujah Liberation Operations Command announced that the security forces will storm the center of the city within the next few hours.

ISIS commences evacuating families of leadership

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Leaders of al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Anbar province announced on Thursday that the ISIS members have started to evacuate their families from the city of Fallujah through the southern axis.

The commander of the 1st regiment of Karmat Fallujah brigade, Colonel Mahmoud Mardi al-Jumaili, in a press statement issued to the media and also received by IraqiNews.com, said, “Intelligence information emphasized that the ISIS has begun evacuating the families of its members from the city of Fallujah through al-Gomhorya Bridge and they are moving towards somewhere near al-Amiriyah.”

Continuing further Jumaili added, “The security forces are checking the names of the displaced people from the city before evacuating them to the IDP camps.”

It may be mentioned here that the leaders of al-Hashd al-Shaabi on May 2016 had announced that the security forces began the second phase of Fallujah liberation operation from ISIS control.

Iraqi forces capture ISIS communications near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The Shiite paramilitary force, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) announced on Thursday about locating the ISIS communications center, which is situated towards the north of Fallujah city.

The military spokesperson of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Jawad al-Talibawi, in a press statement, which has also been obtained by IraqiNews.com, said, “Today, a force belonging to the Asa’ib [ahl al-Haq] found a communications center of ISIS in the village al-Sajr towards north of Fallujah city.”

“The center has central communication devices, in addition to Icom and coding devices, laser discs and ISIS banners,” Talibawi further added.

Iraqi forces capture Albu Souit

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Iraqi joint security forces liberated Albu Souit, located towards south of Fallujah city, a security source said on Thursday.

The source, in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, said, “Security forces and tribal fighters managed to liberate Albu Souit area near al-Ameriyat, south of Fallujah city, from ISIS. The forces were able to destroy a number of booby-trap vehicles and they also managed to raise the Iraqi flag over one of the liberated buildings of the area.”

“The security forces continue to advance in the southern areas of Fallujah,” the source added.

Iraqi security forces capture 5 villages in northern Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar –Federal police captain Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat on Thursday announced that the Federal Police forces have not only managed to gun down four ISIS members during military operations in Fallujah city, but have also successfully liberated five villages to the north of the city.

Jawdat, in a statement issued to the media and also obtained by IraqiNews.com said, “The Federal police successfully liberated five villages- al-Salam, al-Gouza, Abu Gaza, Hussa and Khitla,” further adding, “The forces detonated 30 explosive devices and four booby-trap vehicles during the operations.”

He added, “The Federal Police managed to kill four ISIS members during their advance into the axis of the river towards the center of Fallujah.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 17 die

11 die in bomb attack in New Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, a source from the Iraqi Ministry of Interior revealed that at least 13 people were either killed or wounded in an explosion of a booby-trap vehicle at New Baghdad area in eastern Baghdad. Meanwhile, it is expected that the number of casualties will increase as time goes by as it was a high intensity bombing.

In a statement issued to the press, which has also been obtained by IraqiNews.com, the source said, “This morning, a booby-trap vehicle exploded near a popular market in New Baghdad area of eastern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding nine others.”

The source, who requested anonymity, furher added, “Ambulances rushed to the incident area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital. The bodies of the deceased people were sent forensic tests and the area has been cordoned off and approach to the area has been sealed.”

6 die in ISIS attack on military in Taji

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, a source in the Ministry of Interior announced that a booby-trapped vehicle exploded near a gathering of the security forces and civilians at Taji district in northern Baghdad.

In a statement issued to the media and also obtained by IraqiNews.com, the source said, “The death toll of the suicide bombing, which took place this morning and which was targeted at a military headquarter in al-Taji district in northern Baghdad, has increased to 6. The number of injured too has reached 18.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The injured are still undergoing treatment in the hospitals of Baghdad.”

ISIS: Yeah, that was us

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The ISIS on Thursday claimed responsibility for the twin blasts that rocked New Baghdad and al-Taji district in Baghdad earlier on the day and it further revealed the identity of the perpetrators who carried out the bombing.

In a statement published on a number of websites, the ISIS said, “The suicide bombing that took place this morning on New Baghdad area was carried out by Abu Muhajer al-Iraqi and it targeted on a large gathering of al-Hashd al-Shaabi.”

Adding further the statement said, “The second suicide bombing that targeted a number of army officials this morning, near the 1st gate of Taji Camp in northern Baghdad was carried out by Habib al-Iraqi, another ISIS member.”
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IDF to temporarily close crossings in and out of West Bank, Gaza
The IDF announced late Thursday evening that they will institute a temporary closure of the West Bank and block Gaza Strip crossings following a deadly terror attack in Tel Aviv the previous day, a military spokesperson said.

The temporary closures are expected to be lifted on Sunday, contingent on the the security situation.
IMO, the best way to deal with Palestinian terrorism is to permanently close all crossing around Brussels.
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Terrorists known to Palestinian Authorities, uncle in Israeli jail
[Ynet]. Khaled and Mohammad Mahmara were reported missing by their families two days before they killed four people and injured 16 in a terror attack in Tel Aviv.

The two Paleostinian Lions of Islam who killed four and injured 16 at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv were reported missing from their homes about two days before the attacks Paleostinian Security Forces said.

Cousins Mohammad and Khaled Mahmara, 21, who carried out the attack, were both from the town of Yatta, located south of Hebron.

The Paleostinian Security Services said that the two Lions of Islam didn't arouse suspicions of being Lions of Islam due to the short amount of time they were missing, and because every day the Security Services receive reports of missing family members.

IDF forces raided one of the terrorists' houses in Yatta following their deadly attack in Tel Aviv. According to reports, IDF forces searched the house and interrogated the family members. They surrounded and blocked off the entrances of the town, locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
several suspects, and mapped out one of terrorists' houses to prepare it for demolition.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that seven people were arrested in the West Bank by IDF and Israel Border Police who are suspected of being involved in nationalistic terror and violent disturbances. The suspects were sent to be interrogated by security services.
Not clear from this if they were involved with the Tel Aviv attack, or just made the mistake of being bad guys on the wrong day. Update at 9:45 a.m. ET: They were just simple rioters throwing rocks and molotov cocktails, as lighthearted boys are wont to do.
Taleb Mahmara, uncle of the two terrorists, was a fighter for the Tanzim terror organization
...Tanzim is the armed wing of Fatah, Yasser Arafat's old outfit...
and participated in a shooting attack which killed four Israelis south of Hebron in 2002. The terror cell which the uncle was a part of planned to carry out additional attacks, but was caught before they could be carried out. Taleb is currently imprisoned in Israel, and his house was demolished after he was arrested.

Paleostinian security forces said that one of the Lions of Islam who carried out the Sarona attack was known to them as a member of Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, while the other one wasn't affiliated with any organization at all.
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Israel has busy day, Bibi sez 3rd suspect apprehended in Tel Aviv attack
[IsraelTimes] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that authorities have apprehended a third man involved in the terror attack at the Sarona Market in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday night in which two Paleostinians opened fire on customers at a cafe in the plaza, killing four and wounding 16.

Speaking at the site of the attack a day later, Netanyahu said: "This nation is strong. They will not defeat us. In this place yesterday four innocent Israelis were murdered. We mourn them. Life is already returning to its routine around us, and that’s a good thing."

Netanyahu noted that the security establishment took a series of steps in the 24 hours since the attack, including "cordoning off the West Bank village of Yatta, the terrorists’ hometown, catching a man who collaborated with the terrorists, revoking work permits of hundreds of members of their family, and freezing thousands of entry permits into Israel for Ramadan."

He also slammed the Paleostinian Authority for failing to condemn the attack but praised Israelis’ strength and resilience.

"I heard unequivocal condemnation from all the most important capitals in the world," said the prime minister. "I didn’t hear such condemnation from the Paleostinian Authority. Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth had turned a paler shade of blue. Star-A-Star had struck again...
I heard the cries of joy in Gazoo. That shows who it is that we are facing."

Earlier Thursday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman ordered a moratorium on returning Paleostinian attackers’ bodies to their families for burial and called to expedite the process of razing terrorists’ home to within 24 hours.

Israel revokes Ramadan permits for Palestinians after attack

[Ynet]. The IDF said Thursday that it has revoked all permits for Paleostinians to visit Israel and travel abroad during the Moslem holy month of Ramadan, after two Paleostinian turbans killed four Israelis and maimed 16 others in Tel Aviv.

COGAT said that all 83,000 permits have been frozen for Paleostinians in the West Bank and Gazoo to visit family in Israel, attend Ramadan prayers in Jerusalem or travel abroad via Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport.

In addition, the military said it has frozen Israeli work permits for 204 of the attackers' relatives, and is preventing Paleostinians from leaving and entering the West Bank village of Yatta, home to the attackers.

COGAT said entering or leaving will only be permitted for humanitarian and medical cases.

IDF to deploy two more battalions in West Bank following deadly shooting

[Ynet]. The IDF will deploy two additional battalions in the West Bank in response to Wednesday's deadly shooting in Tel Aviv.

In a statement, the IDF said Thursday the reinforcements were made "in accordance with situation assessments."

Forces would include "hundreds" of infantry and elite reconnaissance units troops.

Terrorist's father says his son's involvement in Tel Aviv shooting attack unexpected

[Ynet]. Ahmad Mussa Mahmara, the father of one of the attackers, said his son has two uncles serving life sentences in Israeli prison.

"We didn't expect this. My son is young and has been in Jordan for the past four years, and just came here for the past five months. He does not have any political affiliation," Mahmara said.

The military interrogated Mahmara Wednesday night at his home, where his son was staying. Soldiers took measurements of the home in preparation for demolishing it, the military said.

Officials pledge to seal gap in West Bank security fence

[IsraelTimes] Defense officials tell cabinet ministers that the gaps in the West Bank security fence in the Tarkumiya-Meitar area, through which the two murderous Moslems from yesterday’s deadly shooting in Tel Aviv are believed to have entered Israel, will be closed up in the near future.

The budget to seal the gaps has been approved, officials tell the security cabinet in a meeting this afternoon in Tel Aviv’s Hakirya complex. Work on the fence will begin on June 28, with forces on the seam line to be bolstered by additional troops in the meantime.
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#1  still uncertain if terrorists carried their weapons all the way or if they picked them up at some point in Israel near TAviv
Posted by: lord garth || 06/10/2016 2:20 Comments || Top||

SDF Tightens Grip around ISIS in Manbij
U.S.-backed forces fighting ISIS near the Syrian-Turkish border said on Thursday they had reached the militants’ last main route in and out of their stronghold in the area, the city of Manbij, as a French official confirmed that French special forces are offering training and advice to fighters in northern Syria.

Monitors confirmed that the Syria Democratic Forces – an alliance which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia and Arab allies – had advanced to within firing distance of the road, one week into a campaign to push the militants out of their foothold along the frontier.

Washington hopes the operation will choke off ISIS’s last major link to the outside world – the militants have used the border for years to receive supplies and manpower, and more recently to send back fighters for terrorist attacks in the European continent.

“We have reached the road that links Manbij and Aleppo, from the west,” Sharfan Darwish, spokesman for SDF-allied Manbij Military Council, told Reuters.

Darwish appeared to be referring to the highway between Manbij and ISIS-held al-Bab, further west. That highway also leads onto Aleppo.

A statement from the Manbij Military Council said its forces had already cut ISIS supply lines leading north, east and south from the city, and were now close enough to Manbij itself to be able to fire on ISIS extremists.

Darwish would not comment on whether the SDF was planning an assault on the city itself. He told Reuters on Wednesday forces was poised to enter, but were being cautious due to the civilian presence there.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the SDF were in firing range of the main road leading west, positioned less than a kilometer away from it. They were effectively in control of all highways into Manbij, it said.

Civilians in the city and surrounding countryside were fleeing the fighting, the Observatory added.

It said more than 130 ISIS militants had died since the Manbij offensive was launched, as well as more than 20 SDF fighters.

The U.S. military said on Wednesday the SDF had suffered about a dozen killed and more than 100 wounded.

The official with the French Defense Ministry said Thursday French forces are with SDF.

“The offensive at Manbij is clearly being backed by a certain number of states including France. It’s the usual support — it’s advisory,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said. He did not provide other details.

In a round-table interview last week, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said French forces were participating. “We are helping with arms, we are helping with aerial support, we are helping with advice,” he said.

The U.S. also has around 300 Special Forces embedded with the SDF in northern Syria.

The SDF, which is also fighting against ISIS in neighboring Raqqa province, is backed by U.S.-led air strikes and assisted by U.S. special forces.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s state-run news agency said the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against ISIS targets in Syria have killed 18 militants.

Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed security officials, said that the ISIS targets were attacked after Turkish authorities on Wednesday determined that the group was preparing to strike Turkey from northern Syria.

It said Turkish and coalition strikes also destroyed two gun-mounted vehicles, various mortar and artillery positions as well as a building used as a defense shelter.
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They got themselves another hostage: Canadian-Iranian professor is jailed in Iran
[IsraelTimes] Homa Hoodfar, an anthropologist at Concordia University, has been detained at Evin prison since March

A Canadian-Iranian anthropologist, Homa Hoodfar, has been jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
and held in Iran since Monday, sources close to the case said Wednesday.

Hoodfar, 65, is a professor at Concordia University in Montreal, and also holds Irish nationality. She is being held at Evin prison, family members said in a statement.

Hoodfar, who has written several works on women and society in Islamic countries, went to Iran in February to do research on women’s public role.

Hoodfar was arrested on March 10 a few days before her planned return to Canada. Her belongings were searched and she was held pending interrogation, the sources said.

Her passport was taken, and Hoodfar was interrogated, family spokeswoman Amanda Ghahremani said.

The Canadian government has said it is actively engaged in the case.

The jailing comes months after Canada renewed ties with Tehran that were broken off under the prior Conservative government.

"The authorities have not made clear whether Professor Hoodfar is being charged with espionage, sedition, or propaganda against the state. Her lawyer and family have not been allowed to see her, nor has the cause of arrest been explained to them," the family said.
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#1  Looks like another SJW couldn't see past her "Citizen of the World" fairy-tale.

If only more would "Fellow Travel" her.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 06/10/2016 13:38 Comments || Top||

#2  The name "Homa Hoofar", sound a bit like that of the infamous race horse "Hoof Hearted". In her case it would be "Homa Hoodfart".

Don't really understand why word relationships like this occur to me.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 06/10/2016 16:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Numbah 9 in the Mud Prancin and a Dancin!
Posted by: Shipman || 06/10/2016 18:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Why would they want to detain a foreign intelligent feminist, activist, agitator on her way out of town? Nice paper though.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/10/2016 18:17 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
Rumour: Iraqi news site indicates IS supremo may have been hit by coalition force strike
[Ynet] Unconfirmed reports on an Iraqi news site "Alsumaria New," indicate that the leader of 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....
, His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
, and a number of other leaders of the terror organization were hit in a strike carried out by the international coalition on the Syrian-Iraqi border overnight Thursday.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in air strike, say reports
London: 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....
's self-proclaimed chief His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
has been maimed in an air strike by the coalition forces, media reports said on Friday.

Baghdadi was travelling in a convoy with other senior ISIS members when they were hit by an air strike, the express.co.uk reported.

Citing local sources in Iraq's Nineveh province, the Iraqi news channel Al Sumariya also reported that Baghdadi and other leaders of the Islamist group were maimed on Thursday in a coalition bombing raid.

"The planes of the international coalition yesterday bombed a location where there is a base of Isis members along the border area between Iraq and Syria, 65 kilometres west of Nineveh," the report said quoting an Iraqi source.

"According to reports, the Isis leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was injured along with some members of the organization who were gathered at that meeting.

"The attack was carried out on the basis of precise intelligence information that led to strike its own that site," he added.

"Baghdadi and the other ISIS leaders arrived in Iraq from Syria with a convoy of cars," the source said, adding the area is one of the group’s strongholds.

Citing a front man for the US-led coalition, the Express reported that he had also heard the news but had "nothing to confirm this at this time".
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#1  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi BigDaddy

Posted by: gorb || 06/10/2016 12:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Maimed again? Need bigger missiles, we got any AGM-69 left? The B-1 Is maybe still fitted for use?
Posted by: Shipman || 06/10/2016 18:13 Comments || Top||

State Sponsors of Terror Continue Nefarious Support Unabated
[PJ] WASHINGTON -- The State Department's Country Reports on Terrorism for 2015 note that Iran got cozier with Hamas last year while the U.S. admittedly "cannot certify" that Syria complied with the chemical weapons disposal deal that the Obama administration forged to avert acting on the president's red line.

Cuba was removed from the state sponsors of terrorism list a year ago as part of President Obama's rapprochement with the communist island. "While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba's policies and actions, these fall outside the criteria relevant to the rescission of a State Sponsor of Terrorism designation," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said on May 29, 2015.

So the state sponsors of terrorism section of the department's annual report was whittled to three this year: Iran, Sudan and Syria.

Iran has been on the list since 1984, and "continued its terrorist-related activity in 2015, including support for Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various groups in Iraq and throughout the Middle East."

"In addition to its ongoing support for Hizballah in Syria, Iran continued to provide arms, financing, training, and the facilitation of primarily Iraqi, Afghan, and Pakistani Shia fighters to support the Asad regime's brutal crackdown that has resulted in the deaths of more than 250,000 people in Syria," the report states. "Iran more openly acknowledged the deaths of Iranian personnel in Syria in 2015, including several senior commanders, and increased Iranian troop levels, while continuing to claim publicly that Iranian forces had only deployed in an advisory role."

The State Department also noted Tehran's provision of weapons, funding, and training to Shiite forces in Bahrain, including a bomb-making facility discovered by Bahraini authorities last September stocked with 1.5 tons of high-grade explosives.

"Although Hamas’s ties to Tehran have been strained due to the Syrian civil war, both sides took steps in 2015 to repair relations. Iran continued to declare its vocal support for Palestinian terrorist groups and its hostility to Israel in 2015," the report added. "Supreme National Security Council Secretary Admiral Ali Shamkhani sought to frame a series of individual Palestinian attacks on Israeli security forces in the West Bank as a new 'Intifada' in a speech on November 25."

Tehran has also been rearming Hezbollah in violation of a UN Security Council resolution at the end of the 2006 conflict with Israel, pouring "hundreds of millions of dollars" into arms and training of fighters who have "carried out isolated attacks along the Lebanese border with Israel."

"Iran remained unwilling to bring to justice senior al-Qa’ida (AQ) members it continued to detain and refused to publicly identify the members in its custody. Iran previously allowed AQ facilitators to operate a core facilitation pipeline through Iran since at least 2009, enabling AQ to move funds and fighters to South Asia and Syria."

Syria has been on the list since 1979, and the regime continues its three-way relationship with Hezbollah and Iran.
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#1  Well, at least Iraq is not on the list anymore. Thanks to Champ, it's not even a country anymore. Same for Libya. Oh, sorry, that one was Cameron's fault.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/10/2016 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  State Sponsors of Terror Continue Nefarious Support Unabated

"Oh, sir, didn't you know it's illegal to kill people?"

"I had no idea. I will stop it now."
Posted by: gorb || 06/10/2016 9:13 Comments || Top||

The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edtion
1 dead in VBIED attack in Kirkuk

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk said on Thursday that at least one civilian was killed while three others were injured towards the southwest area of the province after a bomb blast rocked the area.

Issuing a press statement under the condition of anonymity, the source said, “An explosive device, which was planted near al-Riyad (40 km southwest of Kirkuk), went off targeting families escaping ISIS. The blast resulted in the death of one woman and injuring three others.”

“IEDs are targeted regularly on civilians who are fleeing from the ISIS-controlled areas,” the source further added.

ISIS jihadis stone woman to death on charges of adultery

[ARA News] ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday stoned an Iraqi woman to death on charges of committing adultery, local sources and eyewitnesses reported.

The ISIS-led Islamic Police [al-Hisba] detained a woman in al-Tahrir district in the city of Mosul, accusing her of committing adultery. The Sharia Court then decided to stone her to death in public.

“Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Zahraa mosque in eastern Mosul to witness the execution of the woman,” media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News.

Eyewitnesses reported that ISIS jihadis obliged a number of civilians to participate in stoning the victim.

“They called on people to take part in the execution, saying we’re in the holy month of Ramadan and we should show commitment to Allah’s Sharia and that the woman deserved death for committing adultery,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Raafat al-Zarari, head of the Nineveh media centre, said that ISIS members are now heavily deployed in the residential neighbourhoods of Mosul city.

“Since the start of Ramadan, the ISIS jihadis have been observing the movements in the streets and looking for people who broke their fast in order to punish them,” Zarari told ARA News. “When they find no offenders to their strict rules, they create some baseless accusations in order to punish the people, like the case of the woman stoned in al-Tahrir district.”
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ISIS loses ground on fronts in Syria, Iraq
...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, or ISIS’s, far-flung enemies in Syria and Iraq pressed ahead on Wednesday with major advances on multiple fronts that have put some of the greatest pressure on the ultra-hardline hard boyz in two years.

A front man for a US-backed alliance in northern Syria said it was poised to enter the city of Manbij, a week after launching an assault with the aim of cutting off the last stretch of Turkish frontier still under ISIS control.
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