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Man ‘claiming IS allegiance’ kills cop, woman in Paris
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [958 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I liked that movie.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/14/2016 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  the leech scene got to me
Posted by: Frank G || 06/14/2016 9:36 Comments || Top||

#3  I can't look at air bottles without thinking of torpedoes.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/14/2016 19:21 Comments || Top||

Taliban shadow judge Qazi Mohsin wounded in north of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The shadow judge of the Taliban group identified as Qazi Mohsin was maimed during an operation in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 15 Talibs were killed during the operations conducted in Dand-e-Ghori.

According to a statement by MoD, the Talibs suffered the casualties as part of Naveed#1 operations being conducted to suppress the activities of the group.

The statement further added that Qazi Mohsin was appointed by the Taliban as group’s shadow judge in Dand-e-Ghori where the Talibs were once looking to create safe havens.

MoD said the operations, Naveed#1, are being implemented by the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces.

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

Dand-e-Ghori and Dand-e-Shahabuddin are among the volatile areas in northern Baghlan province where the Taliban forces of Evil have been attempting to expand foothodl during the past several months.

Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

201st Silab Corps instructed to support Afghan border forces: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in 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 has been instructed to provide support to the security posts of the Afghan border police located along the Durand Line.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces have the responsibility to defend from the national illusory sovereignty, territorial integirty, and freedom of the country and are prepared to respond to any threats posed by any country.

According to a statement by MoD, the Afghan armed forces will not allow any unilateral move and establishment of installations without consultations with the Afghan government.

The statement further added that ministry has taken necessary steps to prevent the establishment of installations, insisting that "the Ministry of Defense has precisely reviewed the recent movements along the zero point of Durand Line, including the Torkham and other areas and has instructed the 201st Silab Corps in Nangarhar to deploy forces and equipment to provide support to the Afghan border police posts."

The statement by MoD was released hours after a heavy clash erupted among the Afghan border guards and the Pak forces in Torkham.

The Afghan officials are saying festivities erupted after the Afghan prevented the military installation by Pak forces in Torkham.

According to the officials, an Afghan border police has lost his life and six others were maimed during the clash and the Pak side has also suffered casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

Fresh clash reported among Afghan and Pakistani forces in Torkham
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Fresh festivities have reportedly among the Afghan and Pak forces in Torkham, hours after a heavy clash broke out between the two sides.

According to reports, the clash resumed around 4 pm local time but there are no other information available regarding the incident.

The clash between the two sides erupted late on Sunday night after the Afghan forces prevented the Pak troops to work on military establishment along the zero line.

An Afghan border policeman lost his life during the clash and at least six others were maimed but there is still no exact information available regarding the Pak forces casualties.

The latest skirmish between the two sides erupted hours after a ceasefire was agreed and the Afghan Ambassador started diplomatic efforts to reduce the tensions.

Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Africa Horn
’Significant’ Casualties in Eritrea-Ethiopia Clash: Ethiopia
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Troops from Æthiopia and arch-rival Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
have fought a heavy border battle, the Æthiopian government said Monday, reporting "significant" numbers of casualties, with both sides blaming the other for starting the fight.

"There were significant casualties on both sides, but more on the Eritrean side," Æthiopian government front man Getachew Reda told AFP. He said the battle on Sunday was one of the most serious in recent years, noting that while the two sides had exchanged gun fire in recent years, this clash was on a far larger scale.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
Twelve freed Qaddafi-era officials murdered
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Gunmen have killed 12 Libyans after their release from jail for taking part in acts of repression during the 2011 revolt against Muammar Qadaffy
...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later...
, officials said on Sunday.

A 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...
court ordered the conditional release of the former regime officials on Thursday, and on Friday their bullet-riddled bodies were found in the capital, the prosecution said on its Facebook page.

An investigation into the murders has begun, it added.
Seems as though justice is a bit rough in Libya these days...
The victims had been imprisoned on charges of committing abuses during the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-backed uprising that toppled and killed Qadaffy.

They were freed on condition that they report to the prosecutor every two weeks.
The prosecutor now has some "found time"...
The UN special envoy to Libya Martin Kobler condemned the murders and called for a prompt and "transparent" investigation. Kobler tweeted that he was "shocked and dismayed by the reports of murder of so many detainees released by a Tripoli court."
He is not, however, surprised...
The Government of National Accord also denounced what it called a "despicable crime." A statement on its Facebook page called on security and judiciary authorities to find the assailants and bring them to justice.

Seddiq es-Sour, of the prosecutor’s office, told Libyan television the bodies were found in various parts of the capital and confirmed that all were former prisoners.

He said they had been placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
between 2011 and 2014.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released.

Earlier this month, es-Sour had said the supreme court had ordered the release of six Qadaffy regime officials pending an appeal, for reasons linked to their health and age.

Dozens of people are on trial in Libya for their role in the violent suppression of the revolt, including two sons of Qadaffy and ex-government officials.

In July 2015 several people were sentenced to death, including Seif al-Islam, Qadaffy’s son and one-time heir apparent.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  So, death penalty carried out by proxy?
Posted by: Pappy || 06/14/2016 8:28 Comments || Top||

ISIL Suicide Bombings Target Libya pro-Govt Forces in Sirte
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] ISIS terrorist group carried out three suicide boom-mobileings Sunday against forces allied with Libya's unity government battling to retake the city of Sirte, an official said.

"Three kabooms from cars driven by ISIS jacket wallahs targeted our forces in Sirte," Rida Issa, a front man for the unity government's forces, told AFP.

"There are several maimed among our forces," he said, without providing further details.

One bomber blew up his car a few meters (yards) from a group of pro-government fighters near the Abu Hadi roundabout in the city's southeast, Issa said.

The other bombers targeted pro-government forces and a field hospital in the city's west.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

UAE hands down jail terms for links to Islamist groups
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Arab citizen was locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
for five years by the United Arab Emirates Monday for having ties to Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, the official WAM news agency reported.

It said the man, whose nationality was not given, will be deported after serving his sentence.

Another four people ‐ "of Arab, American and European nationality" - were each given one year "for not informing the authorities about the activities" of the first man, WAM said.

A sixth man in the same case was given a three-month prison term for illegal possession of a firearm. The same Federal High Court also delivered its verdict in a case relating to the Moslem Brüderbund organization.

Fifteen Yemenis and four Emiratis were convicted of "forming a Moslem Brüderbund cell and collecting financial contributions" for the organization, which is banned in the UAE, the news agency said.

Without giving details, it said the maximum sentence given was three years in prison, but added that some defendants had been acquitted.

Trials in the UAE’s Federal High Court are not open to the foreign media.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Bahraini Police Rearrests Senior Opposition Leader Nabeel Rajab
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Leading Bahraini human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
activist Nabeel Rajab was relocked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
on Monday by security forces in Bahrain following an intensive search of his house in the northwest of the country.

Rajab contacted his family and told them that he's detained in Al-Rifaa Al-Sharqi detention center without knowing the cause of his arrest.

The human rights activist was apprehended in a dawn raid on his home in the village of Bani Jamra near Manama, according to his family.

"Rajab was arrested from his house and his house was searched," Sumaya Rajab, his wife, posted on Twitter.
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights confirmed the arrest.

Rajab has been arrested several times since the start of the anti-regime uprising in the tiny Persian Gulf island in 2011. He was sentenced to six months in prison in January 2015 for posting tweets critical of the Al Khalifa regime. In May last year, a Bahraini court upheld Rajab’s jail sentence.

Rajab, who is also a co-founder of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, has been critical of Manama’s heavy-handed crackdown on peaceful anti-regime protests.

The arrest came as the Al Khalifa regime prevented a delegation of activists from traveling to Geneva, Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
, to attend the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on Monday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Bahraini Regime Escalates Judiciary War on People: Strips 11 of Citizenship
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Bahraini appeal court upheld on Monday the verdicts to revoke the citizenship of 11 people and jail them for a period from 10 to 15 years.

It is noteworthy that the convicted were among 13 people charged of 'forming a group to target the Saudi embassy,' as claimed by the regime.

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad criticized the continuing human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
violations in Bahrain, confirming that the regime stripped at least 250 people of their citizenship.

Raad added that freedom of speech in Bahrain is quite restricted, noting that dozens of citizens have been tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
for participating in peaceful protests.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Two Helicopters for Saudi-led Aggression on Yemen Fall
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Yemeni sources said that a helicopter for the Saudi coalition, which has been launching an aggression on Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
for around 14 months, fell on Monday near Bariqa coasts.

An Emirati helicopter which belongs to UAE troops who participate in the war on Yemen had fallen on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Saudi Coalition.

The statement added the pilot and the co-pilot were killed.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

US drone kills 2 Al Qaeda men
A US drone attack in southern Yemen killed two suspected A Qaeda members, the second deadly strike in as many days, security sources said Monday.

The drone on Sunday targeted a car driving in Habban, killing "two Al-Qaeda fighters and wounding their driver," one of the sources said.

The strike comes after an American drone attack on Saturday killed two other presumed Al Qaeda members in their vehicle in Marib province, east of the capital Sanaa.

Washington, which views Al Qaeda's Yemen-based branch as its most dangerous, acknowledged on May 7 that a "very small number" of US military personnel have also been deployed in support of the operation to retake former Al Qaeda stronghold of Mukalla.
Posted by: badanov || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Man ‘claiming IS allegiance’ kills cop, woman in Paris
Recent migrant sent by ISIS, "French citizen", convert, madman? So many possibilities, all of which will no doubt be seen in the near future.
[IsraelTimes] Assailant reportedly shouted ’holy shit! Allahu akbar’ before stabbing officer, taking woman hostage; three-year-old boy unharmed

A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group stabbed a French policeman to death on Monday night before he was killed in a dramatic police operation, sources close to the investigation said.

A news agency linked to the Islamic State claimed the attack, a US-based monitor said. The SITE Intelligence Group, based just outside Washington, cited the Amaq News Agency as saying: "Islamic State fighter kills deputy chief of the cop shoppe in the city of Les Mureaux and his wife with blade weapons near #Gay Paree."

French prosecutors have launched an anti-terror probe after the policeman and his partner were killed at their home in the Gay Paree suburb of Magnanville.

Witnesses told Sherlocks the man may have shouted "holy shit! Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) as he stabbed the policeman repeatedly outside his home before holing up inside with the woman and the couple’s three-year-old son.

Sources close to the inquiry told AFP the attacker had claimed allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group while negotiating with police from the elite RAID unit.

"The anti-terror department of the Gay Paree prosecution service is taking into account at this stage the mode of operation, the target and the comments made during negotiations with the RAID," one source said.

Loud detonations were heard at the scene as RAID officers moved in following failed negotiations with the attacker.

Officers found the woman’s body when they stormed the building, and the attacker was killed during the assault, interior ministry front man Pierre-Henry Brandet said.

The couple’s young son was "in shock but unharmed," a prosecutor added, saying he was receiving medical attention.

French President Francois Hollande
...the Socialist president of La Belle France, an economic bad joke for la Belle France but seemingly a foreign policy realist...
said a meeting would be held at the presidential palace Tuesday morning, declaring that "all light will be shed" on the bloody incident.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve expressed his "infinite sadness" at the death of the police commander and his partner, who had worked for his ministry.

"The attacker was neutralized by RAID forces, who showed great composure and great professionalism and who saved the couple’s little boy," Cazeneuve said in a statement. "The inquiry opened by the justice authorities will establish the precise circumstances of this tragedy."

Police sources had told AFP earlier in the evening that the attacker had taken the policeman’s partner and son hostage after stabbing the officer to death as he returned home around 9:00 pm (1900 GMT).

"The negotiations were unsuccessful -- a decision was made to launch an assault" around midnight, interior ministry front man Brandet said.
The near future has arrived. Updates at 12:30 p.m. ET -- the French have been moving fast:
From Ynet:
The attacker is identified as 25-year-old Larossi Abbala.

Abbala was from the western Paris suburb of Mantes-la-Jolie and was sentenced in 2013 to three years in prison, including six months suspended, for recruiting fighters for jihad in Pakistan, according to two police officials. The officials were not authorized to be publicly named discussing ongoing investigations.

Two other security officials said Abbala recorded a video during the knife attack. One of them said the assailant posted the video on Facebook Live, the social media site's live feed.

A Facebook profile bearing the name Larossi Abballa -- which vanished from the internet early Tuesday -- showed a photo of a smiling, bearded man. Two recent posts featured videos critical of Israel and Saudi Arabia. The last post publicly available was a mock-up of the European Championship logo highlighting the posters' purported masonic and occult symbols.

"Some will say we see evil everywhere!" Abballa said in a message posted about 18 hours before the attack.

One police official said at one point in the video, the assailant puzzled over what to do with the couple's child.
From The Times of Israel:
Abballa had a list of other targets, including rappers, journalists, police officers and public officials, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Tuesday.

Abballa was responding to IS calls to “kill non-believers where they live,” and with their families, Molins said.

Aballa recorded a 12-minute video related to the attack and posted it on Facebook, Molins said, but he did not provide further details or confirm an earlier report from a police official who said Abballa posted the video on Facebook’s live-streaming service, Facebook Live.

Molins said three people —ages 27, 29 and 44 — were detained Tuesday in the investigation. He did not provide any other details.

A resident of the apartment building where Abballa lived, who did not want to give his name, said police raided it early Tuesday.

Neighborhood resident Henriette Yenge, who lives and works near the building, said she would say hello to Abballa when he went to the mosque around the corner.

“He was a neighborhood kid,” she said. “I was surprised it was him. It’s sad to see things like that.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [694 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The gift that keeps giving.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/14/2016 1:19 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
9 injured in car bomb explosion in southeast Turkey
A car bomb attack apparently targeting court officials in a town in Turkey’s mainly-Kurdish southeast region injured at least nine people Monday, the country’s state-run news agency reported.

The explosion occurred close to housing for courthouse employees in the town of Ovacik, in Tunceli province, Anadolu Agency reported. Three of the wounded were in serious condition. A police officer was also among those wounded, the report said.

The explosion cause several small fires which were quickly extinguished, Anadolu added.

Last week, two car bomb explosions, both claimed by Kurdish militants, killed 17 in Istanbul and the southern town of Midyat.

The militant group, Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, which is considered an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, claimed responsibility for a car-bomb attack that targeted a police vehicle and killed six police officers and five civilians.

Istanbul’s bombing was followed a day later by a suicide attack targeting the police headquarters in the southeastern town of Midyat that killed three police officers and three civilians.
Posted by: badanov || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: WoT
Army officer among the dead in Orlando
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/14/2016 11:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

SWAT team action in Orlando terrorist massacre
Excerpt from a larger article.
Orlando police SWAT Team Capt. Mark Canty told Channel 9 Monday that [the team] who stormed the gunman are OK. They never cowered, not even from possible explosives.

“After we heard about the bomb, typically the response is to back away. But since we knew there were people in there, my guys stayed right there. I probably couldn't have pried them away from the door because they knew that those people's lives were in danger,” Canty said.

They stormed the building three hours after the massacre started, but a lot of people were rescued in between.

An off-duty officer and two others had opened fire, forcing gunman Omar Mateen to retreat to a bathroom where he took hostages.
First I heard of anyone at/near the club other than the SWAT team shooting at Mateen.
While he was surrounded, some officers were able to rescue some people, and some were wounded and bleeding.

Canty said there was a turning point when Orlando Police Chief John Mina made the call that they had to force their way in to rescue more people.

“He did say he had a vest and he did talk about putting vests on the hostages,” said Canty.

Mina said they used explosives to create an escape hatch.

“We had to use a Bearcat; broke a hole through the wall, a 3-foot hole. People came running out, and then the gunman came out and we returned fire and killed him,” said Mina.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/14/2016 07:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [455 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder if any of the victims will turn out to have been shot by someone other than Mateen.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/14/2016 8:28 Comments || Top||

#2  GLenmore, gotta maintain the narrative, even if someone needs to make up the story to see it happen.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/14/2016 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  First I heard of anyone at/near the club other than the SWAT team shooting at Mateen.

Off-duty officer was hired for security. Hadn't heard about the other two.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/14/2016 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder if it is possible that the "other" two were civilian? And breaking the law!
Posted by: Shipman || 06/14/2016 11:34 Comments || Top||

#5  If they were I'm sure Obama and Lynch will bear down on them with the full force of the law.

Gotta keep up the narrative!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/14/2016 15:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Expecting CNN to test the narrative that better MH counseling out reach to LGBT and/or less homophobia in US plus gun control would have prevented this tragedy perped by a self loathing gay who was incidentally a muslin.
Posted by: Alpha2c || 06/14/2016 23:45 Comments || Top||

NIA court denies bail to nine ISIS suspects
[Iraq Sun] New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday denied bail to nine Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suspects for allegedly plotting terror strikes at various places, including the Ardh Kumbh at Haridwar, in India.

Rejecting the bail plea of the suspects, the court observed that it was not a fit case for bail.

It was alleged they were conspiring to target the Ardh Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, especially trains headed there, besides some other strategic locations in the national capital.

Reportedly, all of them were found to have links with a former Indian Mujahideen
A locally recruited auxilliary of Pakistain's Lashkar-e-Taiba, designed to give a domestic patina to Pakistain's terror war against its bigger neighbor...
(IM) terrorist, who later went to fight for the ISIS and is currently believed to be a key member of the Ansar-ut Tawhid fi Bilad al-Hind (AuT), which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

One of the suspects, Akhlaq, was questioned in connection with the attack at the Pathankot airbase.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Cop gunned down in Quetta
QUETTA: A police officer serving with Balochistan's counter-terrorism department (CTD) was gunned down on Sariab Road here on Monday, officials said.

Official sources said gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire at Station House Officer (SHO) Shabir Ahmed in Shafi Colony area of Sariab Road.

The victim was shot in the head and succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital. Police said the assailants drove away on their motorcycles after the attack.

The cop's dead body was shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.

The incident comes a day after militants attacked a Balochistan Constabulary check post in Killi Almas area of Quetta, injuring two paramilitary soldiers.

Quetta has witnessed a rise in attacks against police personnel as the government moves to clear the province of terrorist sanctuaries.
Posted by: badanov || 06/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under:

U.S. Apache Helicopters Strike IS for First Time in Iraq
[AnNahar] U.S. Apache helicopters have hit an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
target for the first time in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday.

"U.S. Apache helicopters conducted the first strike against a ISIS target in Iraq in support of Iraqi Security Forces in the Tigris River Valley June 12," Defense Department front man Christopher Sherwood said, using an Arabic abbreviation for the IS group.

"The Apache strike destroyed a ISIS vehicle borne improvised bomb (VBIED) near Qayyarah, Iraq," he added. Qayyarah is south of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the IS group's main stronghold in Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2016 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Doesn't appear to be the first.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/14/2016 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably the first since Mr. Obama ordered a retreat.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/14/2016 8:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Where did those Apaches come from?

Does Obola have a military base in Iraq? Syria?

Thought he was touting his total withdrawl.

Posted by: AlanC || 06/14/2016 11:12 Comments || Top||

Iraq makes arrests over reports of Sunnis executed in Falluja
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraq is investigating allegations that Shiite murderous Moslems helping the army retake Falluja have executed dozens of Sunni Moslem men from the city held by the ISIS group.

The authorities "are following up on the violations and a number of arrests have been made," government front man Saad al-Hadithi said on Monday after a regional governor said 49 Sunni men had been executed after surrendering to a Shiite faction.

Suhaib al-Rawi, governor of Anbar province where Falluja is located, said on Sunday that 643 men had gone missing between June 3 and June 5, and "all the surviving detainees were subjected to severe and collective torture by various means."

The participation of militias in the battle of Falluja, just west of Baghdad, alongside the Iraqi army had already raised fears of sectarian killings.

Falluja is a historic bastion of the Sunni insurgency against US forces that toppled Saddam Hussein, a Sunni, in 2003, and the Shiite-led governments that followed.

"Strict orders were issued to protect the civilians," government front man Hadithi said, adding that these instructions were also given to the Hashid Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Forces, the coalition of mostly Shiite militias backed by Iran which are involved in the fighting.

The United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
said last week it knew of "extremely distressing, credible reports" of men and boys being abused by gangs working with security forces after fleeing Falluja.

Iraqi authorities routinely separate males aged over 15 from their families when they manage to escape Falluja, to screen them to ensure they do not pose a security risk and check if they may have been involved in war crimes.

UN human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said that screening was legitimate but should not be done by paramilitary groups.

Civilians from Falluja had suffered "two and a half years of living hell" under Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
and faced not just enormous danger in escaping but also "double jeopardy in the form of serious human rights violations," Zeid said.

A front man for the US-led coalition fighting ISIS said the Baghdad government was aware of the abuses.

"We know that the prime minister has come out and said that he believes that these abuses have happened and that he ... has demanded accountability of any perpetrators," Colonel Chris Garver said. "We think that is the right course of action."

The Iraqi army launched the offensive on Falluja on May 23, with air support from the US-led coalition. The United Nations has said up to 90,000 people are trapped in the city with little food or water.

Repeated phone calls to three spokesmen of the Popular Mobilization Forces were not answered. Last week, one of them, Kareem Nuri, said past accusations of human rights violations were "politically motivated and baseless".
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ISIS suicide attack kills five in Iraqs Ramadi
[Iraq Sun] The Iraqi army earlier this year regained control of Ramadi, the capital of the country's vast Anbar province, and in recent weeks has been battling to retake 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...
another city in the province, from ISIS jihadists.

Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi said the ISIS attack targeted an army base in Ramadi with several explosives-laden vehicles driven by jacket wallahs and gunnies who fired on soldiers.

"Our forces killed all the attackers and destroyed all the boom-mobiles but there were a number of killed and maimed among army ranks," said Mahalawi, who heads the operations command for Anbar province.

Two senior Iraqi army officers, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said five soldiers were killed and 11 maimed in the attack.

The attack highlighted ISIS's continued ability to stage deadly operations in areas where it lost control of territory, as the government seeks to bring local populations back and start rebuilding.

Fallujah, which lies about half way between Baghdad and Ramadi, 50km west of the Iraqi capital, is ISIS's last major bastion in Anbar.

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Thousands Flee Fallujah as Iraq Army Secures Safe Exit
[Iraq Sun] Thousands of refugees are pouring out of Fallujah through a safe exit corridor secured by the Iraqi army as the fight to retake the city from 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....
forces of Evil rages into its third week.

According to Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, 3,300 people fled Monday, joining another 4,000 who escaped during the weekend.
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#1  Makes you wonder how many of those fleeing are those stalwart Lions of Islam beating it out of town before the big show
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 06/14/2016 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Burquas with moustaches?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/14/2016 10:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Thousands of refugees are pouring out of Fallujah through a safe exit corridor ....next stop, Germany.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/14/2016 11:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Sock Puppet of Doom, see here. At least 546 Lions of Islam have been caught "fleeing" thus far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2016 14:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Which "humanitarian agency" gets to take the lead in declaring that depriving ISIL of human shields is a crime against humanity?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/14/2016 17:04 Comments || Top||

Iraqi Forces Press Offensive South of Mosul, Advance in Fallujah
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Iraqi forces on Sunday advanced towards Qayyarah, which lies south of the ISIS group's main stronghold of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, aiming to liberate the villages that lie east of Qayyarah.

The operation involves joint Iraqi forces, including Kurdish peshmerga, as well as a US Marine artillery post based outside Makhmur.

Qayyarah, which has an air field, lies to the west, on the other side of the Tigris river, but is still about 60 kilometers (35 miles) south of Mosul.

Nineveh operations command said the offensive saw Iraqi forces close in on Hajj Ali, a village on the banks of the Tigris that is the last key ISIS position before Qayyarah.

The Iraqi forces said they were supported by air strikes from the US-led coalition.

The fresh operation comes as Iraqi forces are advancing in Fallujah province as they have controlled the southern neighborhood of Shuhada.

A statement, issued by the Popular Mobilization Forces, mentioned that ISIS has set the age of 10 for the kids to be recruited in its ranks due to its huge losses after it used to resort to those who are 14 and above .

The statement added that ISIS is forcefully recruiting at least one of each family's members in Fallujah in order to fight the Iraqi forces.

Media reports also noted that ISIS executed 19 of its holy warriors because they fled the battlefield in Fallujah.

On the other hand, the Iraqi defense minister Khaled Obeidi asserted that Fallujah campaign is few days away from announcing the complete victory, noting that what delays that the end of the battle is that ISIS holy warriors are taking the civilians as human shields.
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Iraq arrests over 500 Daesh suspects
Iraqi forces have arrested more than 500 suspected members of the Deash Takfiri terrorist group among civilians fleeing the city of Fallujah, Press TV reported.

"We have arrested 546 suspected terrorists who had fled by taking advantage of the movements of displaced families over the past two weeks," Hadi Rzayej, police chief of Iraq's western conflict-ridden province of Anbar in which Fallujah is located, said on Monday.

"Many of them were using fake IDs," he noted, adding that separate screening is conducted among civilian boys and adults fleeing the area. Iraqi government forces release some after a few hours while others are to undergo more thorough interrogation.
Would it be too much trouble to identify the Daesh leaders hiding with fake IDs and burqas, march them to a trench, give them a field trial, and whack them?
Iraqi forces have been engaged in a major offensive to liberate Fallujah, located some 70 kilometers west of the capital, Baghdad. The Iraqi army on Saturday opened a safe exit route for an estimated 50,000 civilians trapped in the center of the Deash-held city.
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Iraqi forces shoot down ISIS drone in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Monday, a security force managed to shoot down a drone belonging to ISIS while it was flying above a village in Qayyarah, south of Mosul (170 km north of Baghdad).

In a press statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, it was stated, “A force from the army’s 72nd brigade monitored a drone while flying above Kharaeb Jabr village near Qayyarah. The drone was used by ISIS for spying.”

The statement further added, “The security forces shot the drone and managed to drop it near the village, south of Mosul.”
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Diyala Devastations: 2 die
ISIS Baddie dies in ambush in al-Waqaf

(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – On Monday the Security Committee of Diyali Provincial Council announced about the killing of one ISIS member and arresting two others in an ambush that was set-up by the Military Intelligence at northeast of Baqubah.

Head of the security committee, Sadek al-Husseini, in a statement (also received by Iraqi News), said, “The military intelligence had set up an ambush on an agricultural road in the area of al-Waqaf (20 km northeast of Baqubah). The ambush succeeded in killing a militant belonging to the ISIS, in addition to arresting two others during their attempt to set up an improvised explosive device.”

Husseini added, “The members of the cell, which was ambushed, is one of the most dangerous ISIS cells specialized in setting up improvised explosive devices for military convoys and civilian cars.”

Iraqi army officer shot to death near Baqubah

(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – Security officials in Diyali province on Monday informed that an army officer was killed during a militant attack in northeast of Baqubah.

In an official statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, it was stated, “This evening, unidentified militants open fired at an army officer near Dur al-Aman (3 km east of al-Maqdadeiya). The officer was killed on the spot.”

“Security forces blockaded the area of the incident and transferred the dead to the forensic lab,” added the statement.
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Iraqi Jailhouse Stories: 14 detained in Babel
(IraqiNews.com) Babel – Babel Police Command announced on Monday arresting 14 wanted individuals on various criminal charges during raid operations in different areas of the province.

Babel Police said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The police forces conducted an extensive campaign in different areas of the province to hunt down wanted individuals and criminal gangs,” noting that, “The campaign led to the arrest of 14 suspects charged with various criminal offenses.”
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Anbar Antics: 6+ die

Iraqi forces storm al-Halabesa area

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Leadership of al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s paramilitary force in Anbar Province announced on Monday that the joint security forces had stormed into al-Halabesa area in western Fallujah and killed dozens of ISIS fighters during the operation.

The commander of the 2nd regiment in al-Somoud brigade, Colonel Orans Mohamed al-Eissawi, said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com that “The joint security forces stormed into al-Halabesa area (10 km west of Fallujah),” indicating that, “Dozens of ISIS members were killed during the operation.”

Eissawi added, “The military operation that targeted ISIS strongholds and gatherings surprised the enemy who started to flee to central Fallujah.”

Iraqi security forces detain aide to ISIS Big Wig

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, a source in Anbar Operations Command said that the joint security forces were able to arrest one of the assistants of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a security operation in northern Ruthba west of Anbar.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A joint security force carried out a military operation, at noon, against ISIS gatherings in al-Nazera area west of Anbar and arrested the assistant of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, [known as] Rasheed Khalaf Dahi.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The security forces also seized large quantities of weapons, explosive belts, secret encrypted documents and fake passports.”

6 ISIS Mad Bombers join the Choir Invisible in Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, officials in the Anbar Operations Command revealed that the joint security forces have started military operations and stormed into central Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad). It was further informed that the forces so far have shot down six (6) suicide bombers during the operation.

An official statement issued by the Anbar Operations Command and also received by Iraqi News, stated, “This morning the joint security forces started a military operation to advance into Nezal neighborhood in central Fallujah after liberating al-Shuhada neighborhood to the south of the city.”

“The [security] forces clashed with ISIS members and managed to kill six (6) suicide bombers of the organisation,” the statement continued.

Adding further,“Nezal neighborhood in central Fallujah is one of the most important residential neighborhoods of the city center. ISIS is trying to booby-trap large number of main roads and houses to hinder the progress of the security forces.”

Iraqi forces destroy communications center in Amiriyah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Federal Police Command announced on Monday about destroying the ISIS communications headquarters in southern Fallujah during the liberation battles of the city and informed about the killing of a number of ISIS members during the operations.

Federal Police Chief, Major General Raed Shaker Jawdat, in a press statement, a copy of which was also received by Iraqi News, said, “The joint security forces from the army, Federal Police and local police in Anbar managed to destroy a communication headquarter belonging to ISIS in Amiriyah near southern Fallujah and killed the ISIS members who were inside it.”

Jawdat added, “The liberation battles of Fallujah are still going on in all areas especially after liberating al-Shuhada neighborhood completely.”

“The joint security forces are working to evacuate the innocent civilians from Fallujah axes and away from the battles against ISIS members,” Jawdat continued.

Iraqi forces blunt ISIS attack near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced on Monday, that the security forces managed to repel an attack by ISIS on an army headquarter in al-Juraishi area towards north of Ramadi.

The commander of Anbar Operations said in a brief statement obtained by Iraqi News, “ISIS carried out an attack by booby-trapped vehicles and various weapons on an army headquarters belonging to the [army’s] Tenth Division in al-Juraishi area north of Ramadi,” adding that, “The security forces were able to foil the attack and kill all the [ISIS] members in the attack.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 1 dead

1 Iraqi soldier dead, two wounded in sniper attack in al-Tarmiyah

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Three casualties were reported from northern Baghdad after a sniper attack at an army checkpoint in the area on Monday.

In a press statement, a copy of which was also obtained by Iraqi News, it was stated, “This morning in a sniper attack at an army checkpoint in al-Tarmiyah district in northern Baghdad killed one soldier and injured two others.”

“The security force transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for availing them with better medical treatments. The body of the deceased soldier was sent ofr forensic tests,” added the statement.
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Iranian Troops Kill 5 PJAK Terrorists in Ambush
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Iranian troops have killed five Lions of Islam in an ambush in the country’s northwest near the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
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, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Monday.

Those killed were all members of PJAK, an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), an IRGC statement said, adding their "five-member band" was decimated near the Iranian city of Sardasht.

The operation took place after "a precise intelligence and identification" work, resulting also in the seizure of a sizable cache of weapons, ammunition and documents, the statement said.

"The slain Lions of Islam were behind the martyrdom of two local Basij members in the border city of Sardasht last April and a Bajisi engineer," it added.

The Lions of Islam were decimated after being caught in the ambush of IRGC ground forces as they tried to sneak into Iran.

PJAK randomly carries out hit-and-run attacks on Iranian targets, after which they retreat to their lairs in Iraq and Turkey.
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Syrian Army Kills Several Al-Nusra Terrorists in Quneitra
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian army, backed by popular defense groups, killed and injured a number of al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
murderous Moslems in the countryside of al-Quneitra province.

Syrian armyA well-informed source told SANA that an army unit clashed with groups of al-Nusra front murderous Moslems who had attacked a military post in Tal al-Hamiriya to the south of Hadar village.

Remaining murderous Moslems were forced to flee with army destroying their weaponry.

Meantime, terrorist groups targeted Hadar village and al-Baath city in Quneitra southern province with shells, artillery and shots where two people got injured and service utilities were damaged.

A source at Quneitra Police Command said murderous Moslems in al-Samadaniyeh al-Gharbieh fired five mortar and artillery shells on al-Khadami neighborhood in al-Baath city, causing an injury to a child and material damage to public and private properties including the buildings of Health Directorate, Civil Status Office and Finance Directorate.

The source pointed out that al-Nusra murderous Moslems in Jebbata al-Khashab targeted farmers with gunshots in Hadar village, causing severe injuries to a civilian.
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Syrian rebels groups use US made TOW ATGMs on one another
ALEPPO – Syrian rebels targeted the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with a TOW missile in the countryside of Aleppo, northern Syria.

“A faction in the northern countryside of Aleppo, used a missile to target a bulldozer for the Syria Democratic Forces was parked in an area between the outskirts of Sheikh Issa village and the Marea area in the northern countryside of Aleppo,” the SOHR reported on Monday.

Local sources confirmed that the targeting was with a US TOW missile, but it caused no casualties.

Also the Islamic factions bombed positions for Jaysh al-Thuwwar which fights under the Syria Democratic Forces in the town of Tall Rifaat in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

The Syrian rebels handed over Sheikh Issa to the SDF, after ISIS besieged them in late May, for a safe passage for civilians. As a result, Azaz and Marea did not fell in the hands of the Islamic State group.

Speaking to ARA News, Washington-based Middle East researcher at the Centre for a New American Security Nicholas Heras said: “This type of targeting would likely be a breach of the instructions given to the TOW-supplied groups to not fire their missiles at another force supported by the United States.”

“However the details on this story are still murky, so it is entirely possible that if the TOW was fired, it was fired as a one-off shot by a faction along the Marea Line that was angry at a specific constituent militia of the SDF, such as Jaysh al-Thuwar,” he added.
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#1  Well, that'll reduce the inventory...
Posted by: Pappy || 06/14/2016 8:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Does each TOW come with an order of popcorn?
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/14/2016 15:17 Comments || Top||

#3  "Blunt Force Trauma"
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/14/2016 16:14 Comments || Top||

Rooshuns support Kurd offensive in Manbij
KOBANE – The Russian government seem to support a recent offensive of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to retake Manbij city from ISIS, and to stop ISIS fighters from organizing attacks on European territory.

“Kurdish militias from the Syrian Democratic Forces, active in the north with the aid of the US-led coalition’s air force, have also declared the start of a campaign to liberate Raqqa. Importantly, Kurdish militias have ousted ISIS from several towns along the Euphrates and approached Manbij in the northeast of the Aleppo province,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

The Russian government also accused Syrian rebel groups of killing over 40 civilians in the Kurdish neighbourhood of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo with support from Turkey. “The attacks involve up to 2,000 jihadi fighters. According to media reports, they are under Turkish military instructors’ command,” she told a press conference earlier on Friday.

Speaking to ARA News, SDF spokesman Sharvan Darwish accused the Turkey-backed rebels of trying to take revenge against the SDF-project, after several failures to defeat the SDF forces in the Kurdish district of Afrin.

“As a result 1,000 civilians were killed and injured by missiles, and they [pro-Turkey rebels] bomb civilians with gas canisters,” he said.

“Sheikh Maqsoud is a Kurdish neighbourhood, but Arab IDPs live there, fled from other areas, who are now being bombed by these groups. The neighbourhood is attacked by two sides: the Syrian regime and FSA rebels,” he told ARA News.

Recently, heavy clashes broke out between SDF-forces and Syrian opposition rebels near Sheikh Issa in the Aleppo province.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Syrian Edition

Islamic State official executes his brother on charges of apostasy

ERBIL – A leading member of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group has executed his younger brother after the group accused him of ‘apostasy’.

The pro-ISIS media office of Wilayat Al-Jazirah released a footage showing the execution of one of the group’s members on charges of apostasy and conspiring against the ISIS self-declared Caliphate.

Abu Abdullah, an ISIS Sharia official, appears in the video executing his own brother after accusing him of disloyalty, apostasy and treason.

“Our loyalty to the Caliphate is greater than any family relations, and the law of Allah is above us all,” says Abu Abdullah before shooting his blindfolded younger brother in the head.
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