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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [832 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.....
Posted by: AlanC || 06/15/2016 6:48 Comments || Top||

#2  They look like bookends.
I could be an encyclopedia.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/15/2016 16:45 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Deadly airstrike target Taliban in Farah, 25 killed, 27 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 25 Talibs were killed in an Arclight airstrike in the western Farah province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

A statement by MoD said the Arclight airstrike was carried out in Bala Bolok district of Farah, leaving at least 27 more maimed.

The statement further added that four vehicles and 7 cycle of violences belonging to the snuffies were also destroyed during the Arclight airstrike.

The Talibs are actively operating in a number of the districts of western Farah province and often carry out insurgency activities.

The Taliban group in the meantime claimed that the Arclight airstrike targeted the civilians and several women and kiddies were among those killed or maimed.

However,
death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate...
the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the snuffies were targeted and insisted that heavy casualties have been incurred during the Arclight airstrikes carried out by the Afghan Air Force across the country.

Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Senior Pakistani army officer dies after injured during clash with Afghan forces
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior Mighty Pak Army officer has died of his wounds after he was injured during a clash with the Afghan forces in Torkham. (Dawn News Photo)

According to the local media reports, the senior army officer, Major Ali jawad Changezi, died at the Combined military Hospital in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
today.

This is the first official confirmation of a Mighty Pak Army officer killed during the heavy clash erupted late on Sunday night.

The Afghan officials said an Afghan border policeman lost his life and six others were maimed during the battle with the Pak forces.

Clashes between the two sides erupted late on Sunday night after the Afghan forces prevented installation of a door in zero point along the Durand Line in Torkham.

The Pak Ambassador to Afghanistan was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) over the skirmish that was reportedly launched by the Pak forces.

The deputy foreign minister for administrative affairs Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha reminded the Pak Ambassador regarding an agreement was reached for the establishment of installations in Torkham as part of the negotiations between the two nations in accordance with the international norms.

Dr. Andisha further added that Pak continued with the installation work contrary to the agreement and the Pak forces opened fire on the Afghan border guards.

Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Gen. Dostum targets hideouts of Taliban in Jawzjan, 15 killed, 7 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The hideouts of the Talibs were targeted during the operations led by Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum
...ethnic Uzbek warlord who distinguished himself fighting the Soviets and the Taliban. The story that he had a bad guy run over with a tank is an exaggeration. It was an armored personnel carrier...
in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The forces of Evil were targeted in Al-Moghul and Bainaghoor areas of Jawzjan, leaving at least 15 dead and 7 others maimed.

The Afghan Air Force played a key role in the operation to target the fleeing Taliban Death Eaters, the Vice President said, adding that hideouts were the group’s main sanctuaries created in north and following the operations in Jawzjan.

Gen. Dostum further added that Taliban’s shadow district governor in Aqcha Qari Hafizullah was in charge of the hideouts created in the named areas.

He said another hideout belonging to Taliban capo Turan Amrullah was destroyed during the operations in Bainaghoor area.

The operations were launched in the early hours of Monday morning and continued until Monday noon, Gen. Dostum said, adding that the Afghan forces did not suffer any casualties during the operations.

According to Gen. Dostum, a number of key Taliban group members are among those locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
during the operations and they were involved in major terrorist attacks during the past several years in this province.

Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Going after the nests! Good on him.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/15/2016 4:29 Comments || Top||

#2  obama could learn from him. but ghe again, obama could learn from a bent shitcan....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/15/2016 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  darn it, ghe=then
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/15/2016 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I have a sense there is some sudden local urgency to get in line with the plan. Four months to the election? The donks need to demonstrate a strong hand in world affairs. Just about the memory span of a liberal voter.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/15/2016 23:44 Comments || Top||


Heavy clash resume among Afghan and Pakistani forces in Torkham
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A heavy clash is underway between the Afghan and Pak forces in Torkham as the deadlock over the establishment of a gate by Pak forces has entered into the third day.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the Pak forces resumed artillery shelling earlier this evening.

He said the Afghan forces are fully prepared to retaliated to the Pak forces fire.

There are no exact details available regarding the casualties as reports suggest both sides are using heavy weapons.

But a local official 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..
said an Afghan soldier lost his life during the latest clash and another soldier sustained injuries while a security post of the Pak forces caught fire during the exchange of fire.

Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Key Haqqani Network terrorist arrested in Logar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key Haqqani Network terrorist has been incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
during an operation by the Afghan intelligence operatives in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said Sardar was an active member of the Haqqani terrorist network who was a skilled producer of Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

NDS further added that Sardar was acting directly on instructions of Mawlavi Salim, a Haqqani terrorist network commander, to plant IEDs and coordinate terrorist attacks.

Sardar was arrested during an operation in Mohammad Agha district and the Afghan intelligence operatives confiscated 80 kg of explosives, two rifles with 4 magazines and 400 rounds of ammunition, NDS added.

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

Haqqani network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani
...founder and still titular head of the Haqqani Network. Jalaluddin is old and tough and very crafty, one of the few Pashtun warlords who was worth spit...
. The group is allied with al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.

Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Africa North
Algerian Troops Kill Two Islamist Militants
[An Nahar] Algerian soldiers have killed two armed Islamists in an operation east of the capital, the defense ministry said on Tuesday.

It said the two "terrorists" were killed on Monday in the Jijel area more than 300 kilometers (185 miles) from Algiers, and added that guns, ammunition and improvised bombs were also found.

The authorities in the North African country use the term "terrorists" to refer to Islamist holy warriors.

A brutal civil war in the 1990s between the government and Islamists claimed about 200,000 lives.

Despite adopting a peace and reconciliation charter in 2005 aimed at turning the page on the conflict, gangs remain active in central and eastern Algeria.

According to an AFP count compiled from official bulletins, security forces have killed at least 75 armed Islamists this year.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Africa Subsaharan
Troops repel Boko Haram attack in Pulka
[DAILYTRUST.NG] The Nigerian Army yesterday said troops of 121 Task Force Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade, on Sunday repelled an attack on their location by suspected Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
forces of Evil at Pulka, Borno State.

A statement from army front man Colonel Sani Usman said the bad boys, who came through Banki axis of Sambisa forest, attempted to inflict damage on the troops. He said the vigilant soldiers rose to the occasion and dealt with the turbans by killing six of them, adding that they also recovered 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle with registration number 167229, two belts of 148 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
) ammunition and 1 FN rifle magazine loaded with 7.62mm ammunition (Special).

Usman said the troops also blew up three Vehicles laden with Improvised Explosives Device (VBIEDs).

He said: "Unfortunately, 5 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack. They have been moved to the unit’s Medical Reception Station for treatment."
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Bodies of 42 fishermen kidnapped by Boko Haram found in lake
[FOXNEWS] The bodies of 42 fishermen who were kidnapped last week by Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
on the Nigeria-Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
border were recovered in a lake, Cameroon military reportedly said.

The Daily Sabah reported that villagers near Lake Chad alerted authorities after several bodies were observed floating. The bodies were removed from the lake on Saturday and Sunday.

The report said fighting between Boko Haram and an insurgency in northern Nigeria has intensified in the past few weeks.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [588 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  At least they died where they loved being: on the water
Posted by: Frank G || 06/15/2016 9:33 Comments || Top||

#2  This is not Islam.

/channeling O&Co.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/15/2016 12:16 Comments || Top||

#3  They don't like fish?
Posted by: 3dc || 06/15/2016 13:08 Comments || Top||

#4  They don't like fish?

But fish like them...
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/15/2016 15:48 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Bahrain Suspends Al-Wefaq Group two Hours after Justice Minister’s Request
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Bahraini court ruled on Tuesday that all activities by the Bahraini largest political group has been suspended and its assets have been frozen amid a widening crackdown on activists calling for better human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
in their country.

The ruling came only two hours after Bahraini Justice Minister Khaled Bin Ali Al Khalifa filed a suit against the political group. The minister claimed the group had provided a safe haven to ’terrorism’ and ’aggression’ and paved the ground for ’foreign interferences in internal matters.’

In a statement Tuesday on the state-run Bahrain News Agency, the Justice Ministry said it has suspended the Al-Wefaq opposition group and frozen its assets.

It also comes a day after authorities detained Nabeel Rajab, a prominent activist and the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. Zainab al-Khawaja, another prominent activist, also fled for Denmark in recent days over fears of being imprisoned again.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Kazakh interior minister links Aqtobe Attacks To Syria
[RFE/RL] Kazakhstan's top law enforcement official says officials believe that suspects in deadly attacks on June 5 in the northwestern city of Aqtobe were instructed or inspired by a radical Islamist leader based in Syria.

Interior Minister Qalmukhanbet Qasymov said on June 14 that around 45 people gathered in an Aqtobe apartment shortly before the attacks on two gun shops and a National Guard base. He said, "They heard an appeal from a so-called imam who told them to carry out a holy jihad and suggested that they act right now," adding that "the so-called imam apparently is from Syria."

Authorities say the death toll in the attacks and subsequent police operations is 26, including the assailants.

Qasymov said that the suspects had already been planning the attacks and "knew the potential targets, and knew how and where to go" before hearing the audio message before the attacks. He did not say whether the "so-called imam" was believed to be affiliated with Daesh or any other extremist group in Syria.

Nazarbaev has said the attackers, whom he called members of "pseudo-religious radical movements," had received instructions from abroad.

Kazakh officials say five civilians and three national guardsmen were killed in the attacks. The Committee for National Security has said that 18 suspected attackers have been killed by government security forces and nine arrested.

Qasymov said that authorities have established that the aim of the Aqtobe attacks was to obtain sophisticated weapons and target government institutions. He said seven of the suspected attackers had been known to authorities because of previous criminal records, while media sources said one suspect -- Alibek Berdybaev -- had been linked to a 2011 suicide attack in Aqtobe.

In December 2011, Berdybaev was found guilty of participating in a terrorist organization and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was sentenced along with 12 other defendants. Authorities say the suicide attack on May 17 was carried out by local man linked to Islamist extremists. They say the bomber was killed in that attack, which injured two other people.
Posted by: ryuge || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Cops warned armed ISIS militants are heading to France to stage terror attack
[Daily Star] The jihadis - who are travelling by boat without passports ‐ are targeting a shopping centre, a fast-food restaurant and a police station, according to Belgian intelligence.

Belgian police were alerted that a group of Islamic State fighters recently left Syria en route for Europe to stage several attacks. The militants intend to split into two groups ‐ one to target France and one Belgium, newspaper DH reported.

It comes after a video of an ISIS militant filming himself after killing a married couple and taking their three-year-old hostage in their own home emerged online yesterday.

The chilling clip shows Larossi Abballa, 25, warning that the Euro tournament would become a "graveyard".

Police saved the tot after they stormed the building in Paris yesterday morning and shot Abballa dead.
European Championship soccer tournament likely target.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/15/2016 09:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Will anything be done to prevent this?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/15/2016 21:45 Comments || Top||

#2  See also FREEREPUBLIC, JAPAN TIMES, CNN AM > AS THE ISKAMIC STATE LOSES TURF, IT LOOKS TO SEND TERRORISTS TO THE WEST: BRENNAN.

US CIA El Supremo Brennan.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/15/2016 22:35 Comments || Top||

#3  No worries - Russian soccer hooligans will deal with it...
Posted by: Raj || 06/15/2016 22:38 Comments || Top||


Mentally ill man stabs French teen for ‘Ramadan sacrifice’
Embrace the power of and.
[IsraelTimes] Girl escapes with non-life threatening wounds; assailant, who has spent time in psychiatric ward, sent to hospital for evaluation

A man with known psychiatric problems stabbed a 19-year-old girl three times in western La Belle France on Tuesday, telling police he had heard voices ordering him to make a "sacrifice" for Ramadan, the Rennes prosecutor said.

The attack came a day after a jihadist killed a French police couple in a small town near Gay Paree, in a stabbing inspired by 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.

"Voices told him that he had to make a sacrifice on the occasion of Ramadan," the holy Moslem month that began on June 6, prosecutor Nicolas Jacquet told AFP.

The 32-year-old man was immediately assessed by a doctor and sent to a psychiatric hospital after stabbing the girl twice in the wrist and once in the abdomen, Jacquet said, adding that the teenager’s wounds are not life-threatening.

The assailant told a witness that he was Moslem before handing over the knife after the attack, Jacquet said.

The man had been in and out of psychiatric wards several times, the prosecutor said, adding that he told Sherlocks he was being treated for schizophrenia and was supposed to receive an injection on Tuesday.

An investigation has been opened into the attempted murder.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A man with known psychiatric problems
Sure, and Orlando was:
Homophobe
Homophile
Alcoholic
Temperate
Rage-aholic
Dancephobe
Out-of-towner

but there is a common thread to which these fringe elements cling as they express their distress.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/15/2016 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Precisely my point, Skidmark. And they needn't be proper Muslims to play, either.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/15/2016 15:56 Comments || Top||

#3  "assailant . . . sent to hospital for evaluation"

Too bad he wasn't sent straight to HELL>
Posted by: Barbara || 06/15/2016 16:00 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Five militants killed in Quetta encounter with police
QUETTA: Police claimed to have killed five suspected militants in Chashma Achozai area in an encounter here late on Monday.

The armed men opened fire at a patrolling police van in Chashma Achozai. Police personnel retaliated and five suspected militants were killed during the exchange of fire.

Earlier on Sunday, militants ambushed a police party in the same area and left two policemen injured.

Personnel of other security agencies also reached the site to assist policemen battling against the militants, belonging to a banned militant outfit, a police official who was not publicly authorised to speak to media, told Dawn.com on condition of anonymity.

He said one policeman was injured during the exchange of fire with militants. The injured policeman was rushed to the Civil Hospital Quetta for treatment.

The situation was tense in the area in the aftermath of the encounter and people remained confined to their houses, he said.

He also claimed that the killed militants were involved in acts of targeted killings and kidnappings in the area.
Posted by: badanov || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under:


Afghan among five suspects killed in Quetta
QUETTA: Five suspected militants, four of them belonging to two banned militant organisations and one to the Afghan intelligence agency NDS, were killed in a shootout with security forces in Quetta’s Chashma Achozai area on the night between Monday and Tuesday.

The provincial home department has confirmed the killings.

Official sources in the department told Dawn that after receiving intelligence about the presence of some militants in the area who were involved in suspicious activities a police party cordoned off the area.

After confirming that some militants were hiding in a compound, the police party immediately sent wireless messages to other law enforcement agencies. More personnel of police and other law enforcers reached the area.

As soon as security personnel tried to enter the compound, the militants opened fire, leaving one constable injured.

The security personnel returned fire and killed five attackers. The exchange of fire continued for several hours.

The police claimed that the Afghan spy had been living with members of the banned organisations, one of them a religious group, to help them carry out acts of terror in Quetta.

Four of the dead militants were identified as Najeeb, Aijaz, Yousaf and Abdul Khaliq. Their bodies were taken to a hospital in Quetta.

Weapons seized from the compound included Kalas­hni­­kovs, rocket-launchers, pistols, bombs and explosives.

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti told reporters that the militants were planning attacks in Quetta.

Police sources said that the militants had been involved in attacks on security personnel, including an attack on a police van in the Pakhtunabad area of Quetta a few days ago which had left eight police personnel dead. They were also involved in the killing of some FC personnel.

They said that some accomplices of the militants reportedly escaped from the compound during the exchange of fire.

Law enforcers cordoned off the area and were searching for them.

Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2016

Posted by: badanov || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:


Three militants killed in Swat search operation
MINGORA: Three suspected terrorists were killed in a joint operation of security forces and police in the Totano Bandai area of Kabal tehsil on Tuesday morning.

According to police, the operation was launched after gunmen opened fire on a police van in the area on Monday night, leaving three policemen injured. They were identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector Rafiullah and constables Azizur Rehman and Jahangir.

Soon after the incident, policemen and army troops reached the place of the attack, cordoned off the area and mounted a search for the attackers, said an official at Kabal police station.

District Police Officer of Swat Saleem Marwat said that when security forces and police reached Manja village, they were fired at by militants. Security forces returned fire and killed three militants who are yet to be identified.

The bodies of the militants were taken to Kabal police station for identification.

“A search operation is still being conducted to ensure peace in the area but curfew has not been imposed there,” the DPO said.

Police said that they were investigating to verify whether the slain militants were involved in recent attacks on policemen in Charbagh and Manglore areas.

Ten suspects were picked up and taken to an unspecified place for interrogation as search operation continued till late night.

Security situation in Kabal and Matta tehsils has significantly deteriorated over the past few months where
Posted by: badanov || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:


Army major killed in Afghan cross-border firing
PESHAWAR: An army officer, who was injured by Afghan firing at the Torkham border on Monday, succumbed to his injuries at the Combined Military Hospital in Peshawar on Tuesday.

A skirmish between Afghan and Pakistani security personnel began on Sunday after "Afghan security forces resorted to unprovoked firing directed at the Pakistani side of the Torkham Gate," a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) had earlier said.

The ISPR statement added that, in order to check movement of terrorists through Torkham, Pakistan is constructing a gate on its side of the border as a necessity to check unwanted and illegal movement.

Since Sunday, intermittent exchanges have taken place between the two sides, injuring six Pakistani civilians and 10 security personnel, including a major and a lieutenant. The injured troops belong to the army, FC and Khasadar Force.

The Foreign Office had on Monday summoned the Afghan envoy to express anger over unprovoked firing by Afghan troops at the Torkham border crossing which left several Pakistani troops and civilians injured.

Know more: Afghan envoy summoned as border clash erupts again

The FO in a statement explained that the gate was being constructed for “facilitating cross-border movement” and that Kabul had been intimated about the government policy about regulating the crossings.

The FO said the Afghan government had been asked to investigate the Torkham incident and take steps to prevent its recurrence.

Meanwhile at a meeting in Kabul, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah defended the action and said bilateral understandings required mutual consent before construction of new installations near the border, according to VoA.

“The Afghan security and defence forces retaliated to safeguard the territorial integrity and defend the country and its people ... armed forces are always ready to defend their country and people and to react against any kind of threats,” the Afghan foreign ministry said in a separate statement.

Major Ali buried in Quetta

The funeral prayers of Major Ali were also offered in Imambargah Nichari in Quetta on Tuesday evening.

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti, IG FC Major General Sher Afgun and other high level civilian and armed forces personnel attended the funeral.

The major was later buried in the presence of a large number of people.

The firing erupted again on Monday afternoon when Pakistani border forces restarted installation of the gate inside its own territory near the Torkham border’s zero-point.

Reports from across the border claim six have been wounded on the Afghan side, with one official having died.
Posted by: badanov || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:


Six ‘facilitators’ of militants surrender in Nushki
[DAWN] Six ’controllers’ of a hard boy organization surrendered themselves to the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
at a ceremony in Nushki on Monday.

They used to help gunnies carry out subversive and anti-peace activities in different parts of the province, a front man for the FC said.

The ceremony was attended by bigwigs of the FC, tribal elders, prominent people of the area and officials of the district administration, he said.

The FC would continue to play a vital role in restoring peace to 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...
, the front man said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Iraq
al-Baghdadi Nailed?
Caliph croaked? 24 hour rule....
Posted by: KBK || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  What difference will this make if this is a religious war?
Posted by: Heriberto Omomogum2482 || 06/15/2016 19:09 Comments || Top||


Journey ends to get them boys laid in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Tuesday, media officials in the Ministry of Defense announced killing tens of ISIS members in an aerial bombing by the Iraqi Air Force in al-Sharqat district, north of Salahuddin.

The officials in a press statement, which was also obtained by Iraqi News, said, “The Air Force, based on intelligence reports shared by the General Directorate of Intelligence and Security in Salahuddin, conducted an air strike in al-Sharqat district, north of Salahuddin, resulting in the destruction of a big boat for ISIS in the Tigris River and killing tens of [ISIS] members who were inside the boat.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Ninevah Nightmares: Abu Abbas pining for the fjords
Lovely plumage, don't you think?
ISIS commander, Abu Abbas, has a Very Bad Day in al-Nasr

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Journalists with the Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday about the killing of ISIS military commander in al-nasr village during an aerial bombardment by the international coalition south of Mosul.

The journalists said in a brief statement and obtained by Iraqi News, “The [ISIS] military commander for al-Nasr village, known as Abu Abbas, was killed in an aerial strike by the international coalition aviation in Makhmour south of Mosul.”

Earlier today, media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced liberating the village of al-Nasr located towards the south of Mosul.

Iraqi forces recapture al-Nasr

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Media officials in the Ministry of Defense have announced on Tuesday, that the Iraqi forces managed to liberate al-Nasr village towards the south of Mosul.

According to a statement issued by the press office, a copy of which was also received by Iraqi News, it was stated that, “Today, the [army’s] 15th Division managed to liberate al-Nasr village (60 km south of Mosul) and raise the Iraqi flag over one of its buildings,” adding, “The military troops are advancing towards al-Salahiya village.”
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Anbar Antics: 86+ die

30 ISIS Bad Guys die in southern Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The Federal Police captain, Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat, announced on Tuesday killing 30 ISIS militants, including suicide bombers, during military operations in southern Fallujah.

Jawdat said in a brief statement obtained by Iraqi News, “Today, a force belonging to the Federal Police managed to kill 30 ISIS elements, including six suicide bombers, and detonate seven booby-trapped vehicles while advancing into their specified targets in southern Fallujah,” pointing out that, “The Federal Police forces are continuing to advance into other targets south of Fallujah.”

16 ISIS troops die as Iraqi forces capture al-Jaffa and al-Asriyah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, Anbar Provincial Council announced liberating two areas in western Fallujah from the ISIS control, while pointed out to the killing of 16 ISIS members and the detonation of 4 booby-trapped vehicles.

Member of the Security Committee in Anbar Provincial Council, Rajee Barakat al-Eissawi, said in a press statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, “The joint security forces managed, at noon today, to liberate the areas of al-Jaffa and al-Asriyah from the ISIS control,” indicating that, “The operation resulted in the killing of 16 ISIS members, as well as detonating four booby-trapped vehicles.”

“The security forces, backed by the international coalition aviation, are preparing to storm into al-Halabesa area, [located] in western Fallujah, in the coming few hours,” Eissawi added.

Iraqi kops capture Fallujah dam

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Federal Police captain Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat announced on Tuesday, that the Federal Police forces have managed to liberate Fallujah Dam, situated towards south of the city, from ISIS control.

Jawdat, in a statement issued to the press and a copy of which was also obtained by Iraqi News, said, “The Federal Police forces were able to liberate Fallujah Dam towards the south of Fallujah from ISIS control and they also raised the Iraqi flag over it.”

“The [Federal Police] forces are continuing to advance into other areas in the center of the city,” Jawdat added.

Earlier today, Federal Police captain, Lt. Gn. Raed Shaker Jawdat, announced about liberating the residential area in southern Fallujah and raising the Iraqi flag over one of its buildings.

Iraqi forces continue advance into Falljuah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that the joint security forces, in a bid to liberate Fallujah from ISIS control, are advancing into the center of the city from all sides.

In a statement issued to the media by the press office, a copy of which was also received by Iraqi News, it was stated, “This morning the Federal Police troops advanced into the center of Fallujah city from four sides,” adding, “The commandos regiments from Baghdad Operations also started to advance into the center of Fallujah from other quarters.”

It is worth mentioning here that the Baghdad Operations Command announced last Saturday, that the security forces have started the liberation operations of Fallujah city from ISIS control.

ISIS troops prepare to counterattack at Haditha

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Tuesday that ISIS is mobilizing its members for attacking Haditha district and surroundings of al-Baghdadi (110 km west of Baghdad), while emphasized that the security forces have reinforced the troops with an aim of foiling any possible attack.

Head of intelligence of al-Somoud Brigade in al-Hashd al-Shaabi, Lieutenant Colonel Nazim al-Jaghifi said in a press statement, a copy of which was received by Iraqi News, “Intelligence information indicated that ISIS is mobilizing its members to attack Haditha district and the surroundings of al-Baghdadi from al-Saqra and al-Shamiya island.”

Jaghifi added, “ISIS prepared a number of booby-trapped vehicles and motorcycles to attack Haditha and al-Baghdadi,” further adding, “The security forces reinforced their presence in Haditha District in order to foil any possible attack.”

Iraqi forces halt ISIS attack near Ramadi, 40 ISIS Tangos down

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, Khalidiya District Council in Anbar province announced that forty (40) ISIS members were killed while they were trying to attack the security forces in northern Ramadi.

Head of Khalidiya Council, Ali Dawoud, said in a press statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, “The joint forces managed to repulse an attack launched by ISIS at Albu Risha, Tawa and al-Garayshi. In the counter attack, forty (40) ISIS members including four suicide bombers were also killed.”

“ISIS is trying to launch attacks on the security forces in Ramadi to distract the military troops from the liberation operations in Fallujah,” Dawoud added.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die

3 Iraqi soldiers wounded in bombing in Arab Jabour

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force in Baghdad said on Tuesday, that three soldiers had been injured in a bomb blast that took place south of the capital, Baghdad.

The source told reporters in a statement followed by Iraqi News, “At noon, an explosive device that was planted on the road side in the area of Arab Jabour, south of Baghdad, has went off while an army patrol was passing in [the area], resulting in the injury of three soldiers.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added, “The explosion also resulted in damage to a Hummer vehicle, while the injured were transferred to the hospital to receive medical treatment.”

1 dead in Baghdad city bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Tuesday, Iraqi Ministry of Interior revealed, that eight (8) people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in central Baghdad.

In a press statement, a copy of which was received by Iraqi News, it was stated, “This morning, a bomb exploded in al-Shiekh Omar Street in central Baghdad, killing one person and injuring seven others.”

“A security force rushed to the incident area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the body of the dead person to the forensic medicine department. Strict procedures were taken in anticipation of the presence of other bombs,” the statement added.

2 die in bombing in al-Wehda

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Tuesday, Iraqi Ministry of defense stated about the casualties received by eleven (11) in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device in southern Baghdad.

In a press statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, the ministry stated, “An improvised explosive device exploded at noon today near a popular market at al-wehda neighborhood in southern Baghdad, killing two people and injuring nine others.”

The statement further added, “Security forces rushed to the incident area and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital for further medical treatment and the bodies of the deceased were sent to the forensic department.”
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Iraqi Army Advances in Fallujah
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Iraqi army advanced on Tuesday towards central Fallujah, liberating the Residential Flats area and Fallujah Dam in southern the city, inflicting heavy losses upon ISIL terrorists.

Iraqi sources noted that the forces, supported my military reinforcements, are moving through four axes after controlling the main areas in Fallujah's vicinity.

In this context, the Iraqi army, backed by the Poplar Mobilization Forces and the Tribal Mobilization fighters, had managed to control Al-Saqlawiyah and al-Karama towns.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
28 Syrian army troops die as ISIS counterattacks at Taqba
An ISIS counter-attack on Syrian regime forces advancing towards an extremist stronghold on Monday left 28 combatants dead, a monitor said.

Dozens of ISIS fighters early on Monday attacked government positions south of the town of Tabqa, an ISIS stronghold on the Euphrates River, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said fierce clashes broke out, but that regime forces were able to maintain their positions and were still 15 kilometers (10 miles) from the ISIS-held Tabqa airport.

“Eleven regime fighters and 17 Daesh fighters were killed in the attack,” said Abdel Rahman, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

Earlier this month, government fighters backed by Russian air power began pushing north towards Tabqa, held by ISIS since 2014.

The town lies some 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of the extremist group’s Syrian de facto capital of Raqa city, and recapturing it would sever the supply road from the west.

Last week, ISIS fighters had sent reinforcements of fighters and weapons into Tabqa in anticipation of a fierce battle to defend the town.

Abdel Rahman said a total of 37 government fighters and 101 ISIS militants have been killed since the regime launched its offensive for Tabqa.

The war in Syria -- which began with the brutal repression of anti-government demonstrations in 2011 -- has killed more than 280,000 people and displaced millions.

It has evolved into a brutal, complex civil war among the government, rebels, extremists, and Kurds, each carving out zones of control.
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Syrian army regulars recaptures oil field
[ARA News] HOMS – Subsequent to clashes with the Islamic State’s (ISIS) fighters, Syrian regime’s army forces on Tuesday gained control of the Arak oil field in the central province of Homs, official sources and activists reported.

The offensive started with the Russian warplanes launching a series of airstrikes on ISIS positions in the eastern countryside of Homs, coupled with artillery bombardment by the Syrian army on the group’s strongholds in the area.

“The Russian air cover and heavy bombardment by the army caused ISIS heavy losses in manpower and equipment,” Syrian army officer Firas Jabban told ARA News in Homs.

“The army then cleansed the entire area from ISIS terrorists and liberated the Arak oil field,” he added.

“There have been casualties on both sides,” local media activist Amro al-Hussein told ARA News over the phone. “ISIS’ withdrawal from the Arak field came due to the intensified Russian airstrikes, which opened to path for the regime’s forces to advance on the ground.”
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100+ villages captured in Manbij operation
[ARA News] MANBIJ – The Manbij Military Council, assisted by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have captured more than 105 villages and farms since the start of the operations on 31 May, military sources reported on Tuesday.

The Manbij Military Council managed to take control of many villages in a short time. However, civilians are held hostage and used as human shields by the Islamic State (ISIS) extremists group.

“Still large numbers of citizens are trying to flee the city controlled by the “Islamic State” in and get out of it, and the people accused members from the organization of targeting the outskirts of the city and monitoring it by snipers,” SOHR said on Tuesday.

The advances are backed by heavy airstrikes of the US-led coalition targeting ISIS at the northern and eastern vicinity outskirts of Manbij.

On 12 June, six coalition airstrikes struck five separate ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS cave entrance, an ISIS weapons cache, an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS light machine gun, the coalition said in a press release.

Moreover, six fighters from the SDF were killed from the Arab town of Sarrin in clashes with ISIS near the eastern bank of the Euphrates river.

Ibrahim Kurdo, the foreign affairs head in Kobane, told ARA News that the US-led coalition is satisfied with the progress.

“I believe that America as well as our people are satisfied with the Manbij operation, and Manbij a strategic center of ISIS is now besieged without many martyrs and casualties,” he said. “I believe we are successful, and the international coalition is satisfied,” he said.

“Since the start of the operation, we have conducted 102 airstrikes in Manbij; 84 of those strikes occurred since the start of the ground operation last week. We are also continuing to provide intelligence and ISR support,” Colonel Chris Garver, the spokesperson of the US-led coalition said last week.

“[The SDF] has continued to make significant progress in seizing territory from and further isolating Daesh around Manbij,” he added.
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2 Held near Verdun Blast Scene amid 'Confidence' Culprits Can be Unveiled
[An Nahar] Two suspects were tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
near the scene of the blast that targeted the headquarters of BLOM Bank in Verdun on Sunday evening, a media report said.

"The two suspects were close to the bombing scene and they are still being interrogated," al-Liwaa newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing security information it has obtained.

Security agencies are also probing the presence of "a car that stopped in the outer street that stretches from Tallet al-Khayyat to the end of the Aisha Bakkar area," the daily added.

It also said that the bomb was connected to a timer and that it weighed eight kilograms of highly explosive TNT.

"Sources close to the investigation have voiced confidence about the possibility of identifying the party that plotted the kaboom and arresting the culprits who acted on the ground," al-Liwaa added.

The kaboom outside the Verdun headquarters of BLOM Bank, one of the country's largest, maimed two people and caused extensive material damage to the building's glass facade and the parked cars.

BLOM bank has been criticized by some pro-Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
politicians for taking a hard-line position after Lebanese banks began abiding by a U.S. law that sanctions doing business with the Iran-backed Lebanese group.

Authorities say dozens of bank accounts related to Hizbullah's organizations have been closed in recent weeks.
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Syrian Army Kills More Terrorists across Country
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army unit carried out on Tuesday military operations against ISIS forces of Evil in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

A field source told SANA that an army unit clashed with ISIS terrorist groups in the area surrounding Panorama to the southwest of Deir Ezzor and destroyed a booby trapped vehicle, killing many of the forces of Evil and injuring others.

The source added that an army unit targeted the terrorists’ gatherings in al-Morei’ia and its farms and Hweijet al- Morei’ia in the southeastern countryside of the province.

In Sweida, Popular Defense groups eliminated forces of Evil and confiscated their ammunition and bombs at Kou’ Hadar area in the northern countryside of the southern province of Sweida were heading to the eastern desert, a source at province police command told SANA.

The source added that the groups ambushed the terrorists, killing and injuring a number of them and confiscated 10 thousand 7.62 mm bullets and 8 thousand BKS rounds, and a number of bombs, including Israeli-made ones.

On 28th of last May, a car in al-Afifeh village in the southern countryside of the province loaded with RPGs, mortar launchers, and more than 70 Kgs of TNT was seized.

On June 5th, an army unit also killed and injured 20 ISIS forces of Evil in Tal Asheiheb in the northeastern countryside of Sweida province.

Moreover, an army unit carried out military operations against 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 .. ...
Front (Qaeda branch in the Levant) terrorists’ gatherings in Daraa al-Balad area, destroying mortar launchers and vehicles in addition to killing or injuring many of the forces of Evil in the neighborhoods of al-Menshieh and al-Seebeh and in the vicinity of al-Jumrok al-Qadeem.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Syrian Edtion
Dozens of Kurd civilians kidnapped by ISIS troops

[ARA News] ALEPPO – Extremists of the Islamic State group (ISIS) on Tuesday kidnapped dozens of civilians after breaking into a number of Kurdish villages near al-Bab city in the northern countryside of Aleppo, northern Syria, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

ISIS militants stormed the villages of Shawa, Qaarkalbin, Tel Jarja, Sosinbat, Numan and Qabasin, and abducted more than 210 Kurdish civilians.

Eyewitnesses in the targeted villages near al-Bab told ARA News that ISIS members selected the houses inhabited by Kurdish families before breaking into them.

“They drove young people out of their homes, including men and women, and they moved them away by large trucks. We don’t know where they’ve been taken,” an eyewitness in Tel Jarja told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity. “ISIS fighters left behind the elderly and children, they only took the young and healthy boys and girls.”

“Most of the kidnapped were young men and some of them were women. We are concerned about their destiny, as the group may use them as human shields in its battles with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces,” Kurdish lawyer Omran Mansour told ARA News in Aleppo.

The Islamic State militants have been involved in heavy fighting with the SDF forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo for over a year, and most recently in Manbij, where the Kurdish-led SDF has repeatedly raised concerns about civilians used by ISIS as human shields during the battles. The SDF has recaptured over 105 villages and farms in the vicinity of Manbij in a two-week-operation, while ISIS remains stranded inside the city.

“ISIS extremists are now carrying out a revenge campaign against Kurds and other communities in northern Aleppo, accusing them of supporting the SDF,” Mansour said.

The Kurdish lawyer added that the kidnapped young men could be forced into the fighting against the SDF, while the women might be taken as sex slaves.

“We have seen this scenario before, especially with the Yezidi community at the hands of ISIS jihadis, and we would apparently see this over and over again as long as those terrorists exist in this region,” Mansour told ARA News.
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