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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [942 views] Top|| File under:

#1  how does one know there isn't a sexual act being performed over that fender?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2016 4:02 Comments || Top||

#2  You talking head to head Skid?
Posted by: Shipman || 06/11/2016 7:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Makes me wonder, what's in her trunk?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/11/2016 9:02 Comments || Top||

#4  In related news Obama has issued an imperial edict that she (he?) be allowed unrestricted access to your garage.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/11/2016 10:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Possibly priming and clearing a fuel line.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2016 12:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Checking the oil.
Posted by: gorb || 06/11/2016 14:21 Comments || Top||

#7  sort of the distaff version of plumber's butt... with all due apologies to any female plumbers
Posted by: Bob Grundy5959 || 06/11/2016 14:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Saying she is working on the Otto?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/11/2016 14:28 Comments || Top||

Female Indian aid worker abducted from Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A female Indian aid worker has been kidnapped by unknown gunnies from 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....
city late on Thursday night, security officials have said.

The incident took place in the vicinity of Qala-e-Fatullah area of the city where numerous kidnap incidents have taken place in the past.

Preliminary reports suggest the 40-year-old woman was working with a Non-governmental Organization and was kidnapped as she way to Taimani.

No group has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

This comes as the Embassy of India in Kabul issued a security alert earlier last month to the Indian citizens residing in Afghanistan and travelling to the country, warning regarding the persistent volatile situation of the country.

"All Indians residing in Afghanistan and Indian travellers to Afghanistan are advised that the security situation in Afghanistan remains highly volatile. Terrorist attacks have taken place in many parts of the country against a variety of targets including foreigners and are expected to continue. There is also the risk of kidnapping and hostage taking throughout the Afghanistan," the statement said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

3 dead, over 40 injured in Nangarhar mosque blast
[NATION.PK] Three worshippers including Imam were killed and more than 40 others sustained injuries in a detonation during Jumma prayer in eastern 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, an official said on Friday.

The incident occurred at around 1:30pm during Jumma prayer, when explosives--placed in Mihrab of the mosque-- went off in the Mazina area of Rodat district, the gubernatorial front man, Ataullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Initial reports showed that prayer leader was among three worshippers dead and more than 40 others maimed, he said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

Africa Horn
Shaboobs execute 4 accused of spying for CIA
Al shabaab militants have on Friday publicly executed four men whom they accused of spying for Unites States Intelligence CIA. The execution took place at a square in the town of Bulo-fulay in Lower Shabelle region, where a firing squad has shot and killed three men, while the fourth was beheaded.

Al shabaab says the executed men have been found guilty of involving in the killing of senior militant leaders by U.S. drone strikes in rebel-held areas in Southern Somalia.

Hundreds of residents have watched the execution event, which was carried out a squad of masked fighters belonging to Al shabaab who publicly executed three blind-folded men tied to poles in the square.

Al shabaab has in the past carried out similar executions against people whom they accused of collaborating with Western and Somali Intelligence agencies.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Terror cell in Alexandria dismantled
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior yesterday said that security forces have managed to arrest 13 members of a new terrorist cell that is affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood in the city of Alexandria. The members of the cell, which is called “Lijan Al-Irbaak”, confessed to their involvement in carrying out 10 terrorist operations recently.

Since the former Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi was removed in July 2013, the Egyptian authorities have arrested thousands of leaders and supporters of the group including its Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie who is accused of carrying out acts of violence and attempting to overthrow the state. Most of those arrested were given a variety of sentences including the death sentence.

The Ministry of Interior said in a statement issued yesterday that as part of its efforts to prosecute members and leaders of the Brotherhood and thwart their destructive plans, the leader and members of the “Lijan Al-Irbaak” cell that is affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested in Alexandria.
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  For a second, I thought they were talking about the one in Virginia.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/11/2016 10:35 Comments || Top||

#2  For a second, I thought they were talking about the one by Fort Polk.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/11/2016 14:20 Comments || Top||

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/11/2016 15:40 Comments || Top||

Libya unity forces bombard ISIS in bastion Sirte
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government bombarded ISIS group positions in Sirte with heavy artillery Friday, a day after thrusting into the holy warrior stronghold on the Mediterranean coast.

The loss of Sirte, the hometown of ousted dictator Muammar Qadaffy
...Custodian of Wheelus AFB for 42 long years until he was ejected from the gene pool by his indignant citizens...
, would be a major blow to the turbans at a time when they are under mounting pressure in Syria and Iraq.

Forces aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Friday they had targeted ISIS positions with artillery fire around a conference center where the turbans had set up a command post.

GNA forces are mostly made up of militias from western cities that have sided with the unity government of prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj and the guards of oil installations that ISIS has repeatedly tried to seize.

On Thursday a front man for the forces predicted Sirte could fall within days.

"The operation will not last much longer. I think we’ll be able to announce the liberation of Sirte in two or three days," said Mohamad Ghassri.

On Thursday warplanes bombed turbans positions in Sirte and the navy said it was in control of the waters off the city, located 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
and held by ISIS since June 2015.

ISIS has fed on the political and military divisions that have plagued Libya since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Qadaffy.

European nations fear that the turbans could use the city as a staging post for attacks on their soil.

Sirte port said to be captured

Tripoli, 10 June 2016:

The Bunyan Marsus operations room set up by the Presidency Council (PC) last month says that the area Harawa, 75 kilomtres east of Sirte has been taken from forces of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the road to Sirte is also now in anti-IS hands. In a further statement it further claimed that IS was now trapped within a 5-kilometre around Sirte.

The day also saw air raids against IS positions in and around Sirte itself. There are also claims that Sirte port and a number of buildings in the town including the Mahari Hotel have fallen to Bunyan Marsous forces, and that the bodies of six executed IS fighters were discovered in the Saadi barracks, south of Sirte, captured earlier during the week.

It is impossible to verify the full extent of the claims at present.

However, Misrata Central Hospital reported that it had received the bodies of 11 fighters killed in the Sirte fighting today as well as treating 35 injured.

For his part, Faiez Serraj as head of the PC has congratulated the operations room for its successes again IS, noting also that the latter was trapped and its members faced death. He also called on other military forces, meaning those currently supporting Khalifa Hafter, to unite and join the battle against IS.

Meanwhile he also set up a third military operations room to lead action against IS south of Sirte. Led by Colonel Mohamed Ahmed Baheej, it will cover the area between Sirte and the Jufra region, centred on Waddan and Hun.

Although the Bunyan Marsous operations room claimed its forces had taken Harawa, it was those under the second operations room, set up at the beginning of the month, that did so. Comprising in large part the central region Petroleum Facilities’ Guard, they have been moving slowly towards Sirte from the east having taken Ben Jawad and Nufliya.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [502 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Belgium Arrests New Brussels Attacks Suspect
[An Nahar] Belgian police investigating the Brussels airport and metro attacks have incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a man in connection with "terrorist murders," the federal prosecutor said on Friday.

The 31-year-old man, identified only as Ali E.H.A., was detained on Thursday during a house search in the Schaerbeek area of the capital, the prosecutor's office said.

Several people have previously been charged over the March 22 suicide kabooms at Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro station which killed 32 people.

"In connection with the federal investigation after the terrorist attacks in Zaventem and Brussels, a house search was conducted," the statement said.

"The Belgian national Ali E.H.A., born on 23rd September 1984, was arrested and later put in detention by the Investigating Judge for participation in the activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murders and attempted terrorist murders, as a perpetrator, co-perpetrator or accomplice."

It added: "Currently, no further information will be given in the interest of the investigation."

The announcement comes a day after a Belgian court approved the extradition to La Belle France of Mohammed Abrini, a key suspect in both the Brussels attacks and the November Gay Paree attacks in which 130 people were killed.

He will not be handed over to French authorities for some time as he is still being investigated over the Belgium attacks.

Abrini has confessed to being the "man in the hat" caught on video with the two airport bombers and who was allegedly preparing to detonate a third bomb before fleeing the scene.

Another key suspect linked to both the Gay Paree and Brussels killings, Salah Abdeslam, was extradited to La Belle France in April. Abdeslam's brother Brahim went kaboom! during the Gay Paree massacre.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  My name de Ploom is .5MT E.H.A. - LSMFT
Posted by: Shipman || 06/11/2016 7:27 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Three PKK militants killed in İpekyolu
Three outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in a security operation in the İpekyolu district of the eastern province of Van on June 10.
Boy howdy, I'm going to have to break out my lavender calipers and a highly detailed map of yet another country...
Counter-terrorism police and intelligence units conducted an operation at a house in the Hacıbekir neighborhood, where militants were preparing an attack. Three PKK militants were killed in clashes after they responded with fire to security forces’ call for surrender.
Yup, the classic "Stop or we'll [BANG BANG BANG] shoot!" style raid...
Four PKK militants were also wounded in the operation and fled to a forested area near the scene.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  İ

Who knew?
Posted by: Shipman || 06/11/2016 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  What sort of place name is IPEKYOLU?
Posted by: 3dc || 06/11/2016 12:53 Comments || Top||

PKK-affiliated group claims deadly June 7 Istanbul car bomb attack
The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), a group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and carried out several attacks on civilians and security forces, has claimed a June 7 attack in the Vezneciler neighborhood of Istanbul that claimed 11 lives, six of whom were police officers.

A suicide bomber detonated a bomb-laden car, targeting a police vehicle in the central Istanbul neighborhood.

Turkey was hit by another bomb attack on June 8 in the Midyat district of the southeastern Mardin province and that strike was claimed by the PKK.

TAK also threatened Turkey in its statement, saying that Turkey was “no longer safe” for foreign tourists.

Meanwhile, the image of the suicide bomber was obtained from the security cameras near the scene of the attack in Vezneciler. A female suicide bomber is seen with a person who allegedly organized the attack in the footage as they were leaving a parking lot nearby. The suicide bomber, who was from Mardin’s Kızıltepe district, is seen walking alone and wearing a headscarf in another image.

She arrived in Istanbul 20 days before the attack and conducted reconnaissance on the scene, daily Habertürk reported on June 10.

The person near her is a member of the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H) and was released from jail in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır two years ago, according to media reports.

A passenger car was rented from an individual identified as M.B. in the Bağcılar district of Istanbul on May 27. The car was immediately taken to Kızıltepe, where around 400 kilograms of plastic explosives were loaded inside. Upon its return, the car was parked in a multistory car park in the Eminönü district near the scene of the attack.

Surveillance footage showed the suspects brought the bomb-laden car to Vezneciler on June 7. While one of the suspects left the scene, the suicide bomber waited in the car on the side of the road. As anti-riot police vehicles which were heading to Istanbul University for regular duty began to arrive, she tried to merge in between the two police vehicles. When the driver of the second police vehicle refused to let her in, she merged ahead of the other vehicle before detonating her explosives.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under:

Clashes lead to migration of Dasht villagers
GWADAR: The entire village of Zarren Bug in the Dasht area of Kech district wears a deserted look as the residents have migrated to Gwadar, Turbat, Karachi and other areas because of fierce clashes between militants and security forces in nearby mountains.

According to sources, the villagers whose main source of income is farming have sold their animals and properties and moved to other areas as human settlements in the area are not safe because of the clashes.

The security forces’ operation against the militants hiding in the mountainous area of Saiji Dasht and bloody clashes between them triggered fear among the people of Zarren Bug village, consisting of 500 houses. The entire village has been vacated.

Kech District Council Chairman Fida Hussain Dashti confirmed that besides Zarren Bug, thousands of people of Mulae Nagor, Jan Mohammad Bazaar and other localities of Dasht had fled their homes because of the fear of outbreak of violence.

The government had made no efforts to help them settle in a peaceful way.

The FC and other security forces have established their checkposts in Zarren Bug village and the Dasht civil administration shifted its office to the district headquarters of Turbat.

Published in Dawn, June 11th, 2016
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under:

COAS demands US target TTP, Fazlullah in Afghanistan
[GEO.TV] Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif
..Pak chief of army staff, meaning he pulls the strings on the Nawaz Sharif puppet to make it dance and sing and not do much at all....
has urged the US to target the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) and its chief Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much less bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
in Afghanistan, from where he is known to operate and launch attacks against Pak forces with impunity.

The Mighty Pak Army chief said this in a meeting with US General John Nicholson, the top commander of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, and US Ambassador Richard Olson, who called on General Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters (GHQ) here today.

According to an ISPR blurb, the regional security situation came under discussion during the meeting, "with particular reference to border management and peace and stability in Afghanistan in the post-21 May US drone strike environment".

General Raheel Sharif was referring to the US drone attack near Noushki area of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
last month which killed former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

"Expressing his serious concern on the US drone strike as a violation of Pakistain's illusory sovereignty, the army chief highlighted as to how it had impacted the mutual trust and respect [between the US and Pakistain] and was counter-productive in consolidating the gains of Operation Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
," said the ISPR statement.

"All efforts for durable peace in the region have to be synergized with shared commitment and responsibility in order to make them successful," the army chief was quoted as saying.

Gen Raheel Sharif said that, "while Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched against bandidos bully boyz of all hues and sanctuaries of bandidos bully boyz have been dismantled without discrimination, all stakeholders need to understand Pakistain’s challenges with regard to mostly non-existent border, inter-tribal linkages and decades-old presence of over 3 million refugees.

"Blaming Pakistain for instability in Afghanistan is unfortunate," he told the US officials.

Raising the demand to target TTP and Mullah Fazlullah in their bases in Afghanistan, the Army chief reiterated Pakistain’s resolve "not to allow hostile intelligence agencies' efforts, especially RAW and NDS, of fomenting terrorism".

The army chief further reaffirmed the need to continue harmonized efforts against bandidos bully boyz and effective border management as ways to regional peace and stability.

"Pakistain is committed to work for a long term grinding of the peace processor for Afghanistan under the QCG framework," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Anbar Antics: 9 die
9 ISIS troops die near Heet

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – On Friday, al-Jazeera Operations Command announced about the killing nine (9) ISIS members during a military operation at Heet district, west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad).

The commander of al-Jazeera Operations, Maj. Gen. Qasim al-Muhammadi, in a statement issued to the media and which was also obtained by IraqiNews.com, said, “The security forces were able to carry out offensive operations against ISIS gatherings at Saridiya area, north of Heet and the attacks resulted in the death of nine (9) ISIS members and also destroyed three vehicles that carried machine guns.”

Muhammadi added, “The military operations also resulted in dismantling 30 explosive devices that were planted on the side of the road, which links areas between al-Maskhan and Saridiya.”

ISIS diehards set up defense line south of Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar Province said on Friday that violent clashes broke out between the security forces and ISIS south of Fallujah.

One of the Iraqi army officers told reporters that “The security forces continued advancing into the southern axis of Fallujah in the area of Jabil (south of Fallujah),” noting that, “The security forces had faced a fierce resistance by ISIS.”

The officer, who asked to remain anonymous, added, “ISIS controls the defensive line south of Fallujah while fierce clashes between the security forces and ISIS elements are taking place in Dour al-Atba’ south of the city,” pointing out that, “The battle is still ongoing.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

1 dead in bombing attack near Baqubah
(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – A security source in Diyali province said on Friday, that four members of the paramilitary al-Hashed al-Sha’bi force had been either killed or injured in a bomb blast that took place towards northeast of Baqubah.

In a statement received by IraqiNews.com, the source said, “This morning an explosive device, emplaced inside a farm near Albu Musa village (47 km northeast of Baqubah), went off while a patrol of al-Hashed al-Asha’ari was passing through the area. The blast resulted in the death of one member of al-Hashed al-Asha’ari, while three others received injuries.”

“The security forces are investigating the incident,” concluded the statement.
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under:

Ninevah Nightmares: 8 die
8 ISIS Bad Guys die in Iraqi airstrikes

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Operations Command said on Friday that eight ISIS members were killed during an aerial bombing by the international coalition, carried out towards the southeast of the province.

The source, speaking under the condition of anonymity, in a statement issued to the media and the same also obtained by IraqiNews.com, said, “The international coalition aviation carried out an aerial strike on sites belonging to the ISIS at Dawizat village in Makhmour district- 45 km southeast of Nineveh,” adding, “During the strike at least eight militants were killed, apart from causing destruction to three tactical units.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die

3 die in bombing attack in Zara Dijla

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior on Friday announced that the total number of casualties due to a suicide bombing, which was targeted at security checkpoint of the Iraqi Army in northern Baghdad, is reported to be 14.

In a brief statement, which was also obtained by IraqiNews.com, the source said, “This afternoon, a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonated himself in a security checkpoint of the Iraqi army at Zara Dijla in north of Baghdad and this resulted in the death of three (3) persons while eleven (11) others were injured.”

“Most of the dead and the injured belonged to the security forces,” the source further said, adding, “Ambulances rushed to the area of incident and transferred the injured and the dead. A security cordon has been imposed in and around the area.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

Iraqi forces moved to within three km of Fallujah center
[Iran Press TV] Iraqi counter-terrorism forces are now some three kilometers away from the center of 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...
advancing to recapture the strategic city from its southern areas, a senior military commander says.

The commander of Fallujah Liberation Operations said the security forces have tightened control over Fallujah’s southern areas on Friday and are advancing to retake the city.

"ISIS wanted the battle to take place outside the city but we have moved in, and retaken all this area in eight days," Lieutenant General Abdelwahab al-Saadi said, referring to Fallujah's southern neighborhoods.

He added that Iraqi troops are "3.1 kilometers (less than two miles) from the main official building in the center" of the city.

Saadi also estimated that the Iraqi forces would manage to liberate the city from ISIS turbans "in days."

"We'll be there, in the very center, in days. Days, not weeks," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  ISIS wanted the battle to take place outside the city but we have moved in, and retaken all this area in eight days," Lieutenant General Abdelwahab al-Saadi said, referring to Fallujah's southern neighborhoods.

Um, deh yeah fur sure.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/11/2016 7:32 Comments || Top||

#2  definitely not fought like this:
Posted by: 3dc || 06/11/2016 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah, set piece battle out in the open.
Like, totally believable.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/11/2016 18:21 Comments || Top||

30 civilians dead as Daesh militants attack tribes in western Iraq
[Iran Press TV] At least 30 civilians have bit the dust when Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
ISIS turbans launched an attack against members of two tribes fleeing the city of Fallujah in Iraq’s strife-stricken western province of al-Anbar.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command, in a statement released on Friday, announced that ISIS hard boyz opened fire on members of Albu Saleh and Albu Hatam tribes west of 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...
located roughly 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, earlier in the day as they were heading toward the city of al-Amiriyah, which lies about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of Fallujah.

The statement added that there were women and kiddies among those massacred, noting that the bodies of the victims lay unattended at the site of the horrendous act of violence.

Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
Assistance Mission for Iraq, Lise Grande, said on Wednesday that up to 90,000 civilians are believed to be trapped in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah.

"We have underestimated how many civilians are in Fallujah," Grande said, adding, "People who are coming out are giving us the strong impression that we could be talking about maybe 80,000 to 90,000 civilians that are inside."
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "We have underestimated how many civilians are in Fallujah"

The UN underestimates on a lot of things, it seems.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/11/2016 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Except Global Warming, Pappy. UN makes sure that number is waaaay high.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/11/2016 13:33 Comments || Top||

Turkey continues to shell PKK positions in northern Iraq
Turkish air forces continue to shell positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group in northern Iraq, the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces said in a message June 9. The Turkish air forces have destroyed six strongholds of the terrorists.

On June 8, Turkish air forces also implemented surgical strikes
...almost as surgical as a Rooshun air strike...
on the positions of PKK militants in northern Iraq.

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the military operations will continue until the complete destruction of the PKK.
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Wannabe stabber runs toward soldiers, is shot
The idiot didn't notice that after the restaurant massacre the Israelis are seriously annoyed.
[Ynet] The would-be attacker ran at soldiers alongside the entrance to the Shomron Regional Brigade; the soldiers shot him, avoiding injury to themselves and seriously injuring the attacker.

On Friday night, an attacker attempted to stab IDF soldiers outside the Shomron Regional Brigade. The soldiers prevented the attack by shooting the perpetrator, and no IDF injuries were reported.

The attacker arrived riding a bicycle. He approached the guard post, dismounted his bike, and rushed at the Nahal soldiers present. They shot him and succeeded in neutralizing the threat.

The IDF immediately provided first aid to the injured attacker. They declared his condition to be serious before evacuating him to the Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva.

This evacuation is despite the three-day closure in effect on the West Bank following the murderous attack on Wednesday night in Tel Aviv.
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#1  That is to say:

You Stabe 'em we slab 'em,

You Plug 'em We Plant 'em

Ask about the layaway special, see Wart Wimbledon for details.

/Claude Clay
Posted by: Shipman || 06/11/2016 7:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Theattacker arrived riding a bicycle. He approached the guard post, dismounted his bike, and rushed at the Nahal soldiers present.

...I'm thinking that the guy's idea was to get the guards laughing hysterically, then he'd stab them while they were incapacitated.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/11/2016 9:20 Comments || Top||

#3  The vaunted paleostinian F-16
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/11/2016 12:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Must have seemed like a good idea at the time.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 06/11/2016 15:25 Comments || Top||

Israel Bars all Palestinians after Tel Aviv Attack
[An Nahar] Israel temporarily barred Paleostinians from entering Israeli territory Friday, a step criticized by the U.N. but which officials said was because of a shooting which killed four people in Tel Aviv.

An army spokeswoman told AFP that crossings to Israel from the West Bank and Gazoo Strip would be closed for Paleostinians in all but "medical and humanitarian cases."

She said the closure would remain in force until midnight on Sunday.

The measures came during the first Friday of the Moslem holy month of Ramadan, when tens of thousands of Paleostinians visit the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem to pray.

A spokeswoman for COGAT, the defense ministry unit which manages civilian affairs in the occupied West Bank, said about 10,000 Paleostinians were allowed to visit al-Aqsa despite the ban.

The worshipers had to return home after Friday prayers, the spokeswoman said.

Paleostinian men between 12 and 35 were not allowed to enter the mosque, with those between 35 and 45 needing permission and those older than 45 having unrestricted access, police confirmed.

Passage was unrestricted for women.

Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, head of the Islamic Waqf which administers al-Aqsa, said 100,000 people attended Friday prayers, down from more than 200,000 the year before.

Police declined to give a specific figure, giving an estimate of tens of thousands.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security cabinet on Thursday and announced a slew of measures against Paleostinians after Wednesday's shooting in a popular Tel Aviv nightspot, the deadliest attack in a months-long wave of violence.

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#1  No mosque no problem. It would be awesome pay-for-view to see that monstrosity kinetically randomized.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/11/2016 7:45 Comments || Top||

400 ISIS troops dead so far in Manbij operations
MANBIJ – US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Friday that at least 400 militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) have been killed since the start of the ongoing military campaign aimed at liberating Manbij in northern Syria from ISIS.

In the ongoing operation, launched on 31 May, the Kurdish-led SDF and allied Manbij Military Council have recaptured some 90 villages and farms in the countryside of Manbij.

“Our forces have also cut off all roads linking Manbij with other Syrian cities, imposing a complete siege on ISIS inside the city after retaking the Manbij-Aleppo road,” SDF official Habun Osman told ARA News.

The Syrian Democratic Forces have earlier cut off the ISIS supply lines between Manbij and the cities of Raqqa and Jarablus.

On the other hand, at least 20 SDF fighters have been killed –including prominent commander Abu Layla– and more than 100 have been wounded in the Manbij campaign so far. Also, 30 civilians lost their lives during the clashes.

The SDF leadership stressed the key role of the US-led coalition’s air cover in the Manbij campaign against ISIS.

The 98-km Manbij pocket has been for long used by ISIS as a main transit point for the movement of its jihadis across the Syrian-Turkish border.
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Islamists push Syrian army back in Homs
[ARANews] HOMS – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) launched an offensive on the Syrian regime’s army positions in the countryside of Homs province, activists reported on Friday.

ISIS fighters carried out a surprise attack on the Syrian army headquarters in the Jib al-Jarrah district east of Homs, where fierce clashes took place and eventually ended with the army troops withdrawing towards the city of Homs.

“The Islamic State militants took over three hills in Jab al-Jarrah, overlooking the eastern neighbourhoods of Homs city,” media activist Amro al-Hussein told ARA News in Homs. “Pro-regime troops were forced to evacuate their headquarters in the district under heavy mortar shelling by ISIS.”

The population in Jib al-Jarrah district is known for its support to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The district has been under the control of the regime forces since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011.

“The terrorists [ISIS] launched a surprise attack on our forces. It was unexpected. We withdrew to avoid unnecessary losses in our ranks,” a Syrian army officer told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“Daesh won’t hold for long in the district because the entire province in under the control of the Syrian army and retaking those hills won’t take a lot of effort,” the official said, using another acronym for ISIS.

“We will not give this terror group any opportunity to return to Homs province. The coming hours will prove that,” he said, without giving further details about their losses.
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ISIS governor of Manbij dies in SDF attack
[ARA News] MANBIJ – Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attacked a convoy for the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) while trying to escape the city of Manbij in Syria’s northern Aleppo province, military sources reported on Friday.

At least ten ISIS militants were killed in the SDF shelling, including the ISIS governor of Manbij Osama al-Tounsi.

“Al-Tounsi was trying to escape Manbij along with his family and a number of his escorts. Their convoy was hit with several artillery shells. They were all killed in the attack,” local media activist Nasir Taljbini told ARA News.

The convoy, consisting of three cars, was exiting the western gate of Manbij heading towards al-Bab city when the SDF forces bombed them.

“The operation was conducted after we received information that ISIS governor of Manbij Osama al-Tounsi is trying to flee the city,” a spokesman for the SDF told ARA News in Manbij.

The death of al-Tounsi while trying to escape Manbij indicates the collapse of ISIS in the city under the ongoing operation by the western-backed SDF troops.
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#1  Destroyed by artillery..
Thinking more going on than following up on a rumor.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/11/2016 18:14 Comments || Top||

Syrian besieged town of Darayya receives food aid
GENEVA (UN) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday announced it delivered food for the first time since 2012 to the besieged town of Darayya, a suburb of Damascus, as part of a joint UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy.

WFP delivered a family ration – enough to feed 2,400 people for one month – and enough wheat flour in bags to feed the entire population of 4,000 people for a month. The nine-truck convoy also carried medical supplies and health items late on Thursday to the people of Darayya. WFP food boxes included rice, lentils, chickpeas, beans, bulgur, oil, salt and sugar.

According to a press release issued by the UN agency, more convoys are planned to all of the 19 besieged locations in Syria as part of the plan for June, following the Government of Syria’s approval to reach all these locations.

Elsewhere, WFP reported that a series of airdrops over the besieged town of Deir Ezzor have delivered a month’s supply of food for the 100,000 people trapped inside the city. It plans to continue the flights in the next few weeks to deliver another monthly ration.

In total, during the first few days of June, WFP has already provided life-saving food assistance to more than 1.4 million people across Syria as part of the organization’s monthly plan to reach 4 million displaced and vulnerable people.
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Army Arrests Suspects Over Terror Links and Undocumented Refugees
[An Nahar] The Lebanese army jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
three individuals late on Thursday near the northeastern border town of Arsal over suspected links to bully boys.

The army arrested Syrian national Hussein Abdul Rahman Rahmoun in Wadi Hmeid, after an attempt to sneak through the outskirts into the town of Arsal. He is also suspected of having links to terror groups, said the army in a statement.

It also arrested Lebanese nationals Ousama Sadallah Ammoun and his brother Iyad in the same area, over suspicions of having links to a terror group.

The army clamped down on 21 Syrians in al-Masnaa area in Bekaa after an illegal attempt to enter into Leb's territories.

Ten more undocumented Syrians were arrested in Akkar. Four cars in their possessions were confiscated for lacking the legal documents.

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Daesh terrorists massacre nearly 40 civilians in northern Syria village
[Iran Press TV] Members of the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
ISIS terrorist group in Syria have killed nearly 40 civilians in a bloody attack on a village in the strategic northern province of Aleppo, as the bandidos snuffies continue perpetrating crimes against humanity in the conflict-ridden country.

A Kurdish source, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told Sputnik news agency that ISIS bully boyz killed 36 civilians, among them women, children and senior civilians, as they mounted an assault against the village of al-Ghandoura, which lies northeast of the city of Manbij and is located nearly 450 kilometers (279 miles) north of the capital, Damascus, on Friday.

The source added that ISIS Death Eaters were clad in the uniform of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) holy warriors to carry out the heinous act of terror.

Residents of Ghandoura greeted the Death Eaters thinking they were SDF fighters. The ISIS bandidos snuffies then killed everybody whom they met.

The unnamed Kurdish source went on to say that a similar incident took place in a village north of Manbij on June 6, without specifying the number of the victims.
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Arab-Kurd forces cut last road out of Manbij
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A US-backed Arab-Kurdish alliance on Friday severed ISIS’s main supply route to Turkey after encircling a key extremist-held town in northern Syria, a monitor said.

“The Syrian Democratic Forces cut off the last road from Manbij to the Turkish border on Friday morning,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

ISIS still controls territory along the Turkish border with secondary roads to the frontier but these are more dangerous and difficult to access, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.
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Terror Networks
US, Iraqi officials can’t confirm ISIS leader wounded
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US and Iraqi officials fighting ISIS said on Friday they could not confirm a report by an Iraqi TV channel that ISIS leader 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...
had been maimed in an air strike in northern Iraq.

A front man for the US-led coalition fighting the radical Islamist Lion of Islams, Colonel Chris Garver, said in an email that he had seen the reports but had "nothing to confirm this at this time."

Kurdish and Arab security officials in northern Iraq said they also could not confirm the report.

Al Sumaria TV cited a local source in the northern province of Nineveh saying that Baghdadi and other ISIS leaders were maimed on Thursday in a coalition air strike on one of the group’s command headquarters close to the Syrian border.

The channel has good connections with Shiite politicians and Iraqi forces engaged in the battle against ISIS.

There have been several reports in the past that Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim al-Samarrai, was killed or maimed after proclaiming himself caliph of all Moslems two years ago.

The ultra-hardline Sunni group is under increased pressure in both Iraq and Syria, and the territory under its control has shrunk significantly since 2014, limiting the potential for its leaders to move around or seek shelter.

The US earlier this year announced an intensification of the war on ISIS with more air strikes and more American troops on the ground to advise and assist allied forces.

The US-led coalition has regularly flown raids out of Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, in operations aimed at killing and capturing ISIS leaders.

A Kurdish intelligence official and an Arab from the Baaj area west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
said the US-led coalition had conducted such a raid there earlier this week. The coalition did not confirm this raid.
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