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3 officers dead after shooting near Baton Rouge PD HQ
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1028 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She never said why she would do it.
"You crimp your hair while you shampoo it?"
The current shot through it!
Until she outgrew it,
They called her the Bride of Fred Pruitt.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/17/2016 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  This probationer LOLz (although it's wrong of course)
Posted by: Shipman || 07/17/2016 12:04 Comments || Top||

#3  it's wrong of course

Oh, jeez. All I know about Fred is the odd snippet picked up here. Haven't even had the decency to read his other stuff (time to fix that, innit). If I've somehow contrived to be offensive, I'm sorry.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/17/2016 16:04 Comments || Top||

#4  You had no choice. None of the moderators' names rhyme.
Posted by: gorb || 07/17/2016 16:35 Comments || Top||

#5  she shoots - she scores!!!
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 07/17/2016 23:04 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
3 officers dead after shooting near Baton Rouge PD HQ
Domestic terror. 7 injured. Ambush shooting. Any guesses who? Keep it clean
Police have closed streets between Baton Rouge Police Headquarters and I-12 where law enforcement officers have been shot.

Sources say two Baton Rouge Police officers and one East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy are dead following the shooting. Another officer was critically injured. EBRSO confirmed multiple officers from both BRPD and EBRSO sustained injuries in the shooting and were taken to area hospitals. There is no word yet on the extent of all of the injuries.

A witness told WBRZ News 2, a man was dressed in black with his face covered shooting indiscriminately when he walked out between a convenience store and car wash across from Hammond Air Plaza. Shots were fired around 9 a.m. Sunday. The exact location of the business where the shooting took place has yet to be released.

A very large manhunt began immediately with officers hurrying to contain the scene.

Both lanes of Airline Highway were shut down from Goodwood to Old Hammond and from Old Hammond to Drusilla Drive. LA DOTD confirmed the closures were related to police presence in the area.
Our race-baiting pols, Soros and pals, academics, and media have brought this on.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/17/2016 12:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [728 views] Top|| File under:

#1  double post - you can delete mine
Posted by: Frank G || 07/17/2016 13:06 Comments || Top||

#2  They are saying three gunmen, one who is dead. It always seems like there are proffered multiple gun persons, but it is rarely so, hope this is no different.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/17/2016 13:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Now report says 4 dead law enforcement. From this report and others sounds like officers were baited. If so, expect slower future responses to gunfire, with overwhelming force.
Posted by: brujotejano || 07/17/2016 13:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Interesting that a New Black Panther Party just formed in Baton Rouge. Would not put it past them to do this shooting. NBP Thugs
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/17/2016 15:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Time to take Obama out of the Oval Office. He is NOT above law and order.
Posted by: Percy McCoy7690 || 07/17/2016 17:38 Comments || Top||

#6  The guy belonged to Nation of Islam, no surprise here...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/17/2016 20:49 Comments || Top||

#7  #7 is Crack your nym or your habit ffs?

anyways, can we soon declare Internatonal ANSWER, moveon.org, #occupywallstreet, and BLM domestic terrorist groups?

Though not.

Kinda like the ROP; not us, we don't preach that, must be nothing to do with.....
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 07/17/2016 22:59 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Fire incident reported in key diplomatic area of Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A massive fire has swept through a key diplomatic area of Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
city earlier tonight with the exact location yet to be confirmed.

Numerous footage and pictures of the incident have appeared online which purportedly shows the incident has taken place in Shash Darak area of the city.

The area is home to numerous diplomatic and foreign missions including the US Embassy and a military base used by the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
-led Resolute Support mission.

Preliminary reports suggest an under construction hotel building has caught fire near the embassy compound in Masood Square.

The security sources have not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump needed the location for his 5 star hotel and championship golf course.
Posted by: bman || 07/17/2016 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  missing the /sarc switch i hope
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 07/17/2016 23:22 Comments || Top||


3 policemen feared dead, wounded in Kabul explosion
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An explosion took place in the outskirts of Kabul earlier this morning with preliminary reports suggesting at least three policemen have suffered casualties.

The administrative chief of Bagram Ahmad Shafi said the incident took place after a magnetic bomb was detonated in a police vehicle.

He said an investigation is underway regarding the incident but did not say anything regarding the casualties.

However, another official in Bagrami district said a policeman has lost his life and two others were wounded in the explosion.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

This comes as at least 33 people lost their lives and 80 others were wounded in a coordinated suicide attack in the outskirt of Kabul late last month.

The incident took place in Company area of the city after a suicide bomber targeted the vehicle convoy of the Afghan police cadets followed by another suicide attack.

The Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the incident which was the second largest attack carried out by the group since they announced their spring offensive.

Earlier, at least 64 people were killed and 347 others were wounded after the militants attacked the VIP protection unity in the city in April.

Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Libyan forces battling IS in Sirte suffer losses in push to advance
[Iraq Sun] Forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government suffered losses from snipers and mines on Friday, July 15 as they battled 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....
to win control of a strategic conference center in the coastal city of Sirte, according to Rooters.

Islamic State is clinging on in the center of Sirte in the face of a two-month campaign by brigades mainly composed of fighters from the western city of Misrata. Their progress has been slowed by resistance from forces of Evil holed up in a 5 km area in central Sirte.

Losing Sirte would represent a major setback for Islamic State, which established its most important base outside Syria and Iraq in the Libyan city.

Sirte had been under the bad boy group's control since last year, and it had extended its presence along about 250 km (155 miles) of coastline.

At least 20 members of the government-backed forces were killed and 120 maimed in fighting in Sirte on Friday, said Aziz Issa, a front man for the central hospital in Misrata, one of the higher tolls in recent weeks of fighting.

A front man for the forces, Ahmed Hadia, said the latest festivities around the Ouagadougou conference hall complex and in the neighborhood of Ghiza Asskariya had been continuing for two days.

"Our forces entered the complex and are fighting (but) they still cannot take the complex," he said.

Militants had tried unsuccessfully to counter attack with three boom-mobiles, Hadia said. "The deaths among our forces on Friday were a result of targeting by snipers and of mines," he said.

The Ouagadougou hall became a key site for Islamic State as it imposed its ultra-hardline rule over Sirte, using the center for meetings and religious instruction.

The bad boy group expanded into Libya amid the political chaos and security vacuum that developed after long-time ruler Muammar Qadaffy
...Proof that a madman with money will be politely received for at least 42 years until his people get tired of him and kill him...
was toppled in an uprising in 2011.

The United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
-backed government moved to 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...
three months ago in an attempt to unify two rival administrations and various armed factions.

While the new government has so far received support from powerful brigades from Misrata, it has made little progress extending its influence nationally and has continued to face determined opposition from hardliners in eastern Libya.
Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Senior policeman shot dead in Egypt’s Fayoum
[Al Ahram] Armed men rubbed out a senior policeman and injured two others in Egypt’s Fayoum governorate on Saturday, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

The police officer, aged 35, was head of the investigations unit in the Tamya district of the governorate. He was getting into his vehicle along with two lower-ranking coppers when they were shot at.

It was not immediately clear if the attack had criminal or political motivations, and the assailants have yet to be identified.
Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  Fayoum has been one staging area for arms shipped from Libya to Egyptian mujahideen.
Posted by: Voldemort Barnsmell8316 || 07/17/2016 10:21 Comments || Top||


Egyptian court sentences four to death in 'Tanta terrorist cell' case
[Al Ahram] Four men were sentenced to death by a Cairo criminal court on Saturday, in connection wtih a case known in the Egyptian media as the "Tanta terrorist cell."

The sentence is preliminary and will be confirmed after the grand mufti, Egypt's highest Moslem holy man, has given his recommendation. The final verdict is due on 4 September.

The high state security prosecution accused the defendants of forming an illegal group that aimed to obstruct the constitution and law and to attack personal freedoms and public rights.
Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
JV (AQAP) claims attack on Aden governor
Yemen’s al-Qaeda wing has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that targeted the governor of the southern city of Aden, according to US monitoring group SITE.

Security officials said on Friday that a car packed with explosives blew up when the convoy of governor, Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, passed by in the Inma area of Aden. One soldier was wounded in the attack but Zubaidi was unhurt. SITE cited a brief statement by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on its Telegram channel on Friday saying it had detonated a bomb in a parked vehicle.

It said both Zubaidi and Aden police chief, Shallal Shayei, were in the vehicle, but gave no further details. Zubaidi was appointed governor of Aden after his predecessor was killed in a car bombing on Dec. 6 claimed by ISIS, AQAP’s main rival in Yemen. Attackers have tried several times before to kill him in car bomb blasts.

Last Update: Saturday, 16 July 2016 KSA 14:08 - GMT 11:08
Posted by: badanov || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under:


Drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Three Al-Qaeda suspects were killed in a drone strike in Yemen’s south on Saturday, security officials said.

The raid struck a vehicle carrying the suspected murderous Moslems in Shabwa province killing all those on board, the officials said.

The United States is the only country known to be operating drones in 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...
and has vowed no let-up in its war against murderous Moslems there who have exploited the power vacuum created by a conflict between the government and the rebels to expand their presence in the south and southeast.

Washington considers the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
to be the network’s deadliest franchise and similar strikes have taken out a number of senior AQAP commanders in Yemen over the past year.
Drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

In March this year, a Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government also turned its sights on the jihadists after a year of focusing its firepower on the Iran-backed Houthis and their allies.

Al-Qaeda claimed a suicide boom-mobileing that struck the convoy of the governor of Yemen’s main southern city Aden on Friday.

Aidarus al-Zubaidi had escaped unharmed after the attack but three of his lover companions were maimed, the official said.

Aden, the temporary base of Yemen’s Saudi-backed government, has seen a wave of bombings and shootings targeting officials and security forces.


Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

#1  The boys in Djibouti have been busy.
Posted by: Voldemort Barnsmell8316 || 07/17/2016 10:22 Comments || Top||


Europe
Attack on Nice: Five held by French police
[BBC] Five people believed to be linked to the man who killed 84 people in Nice are in police custody, the Gay Paree prosecutor's office says.

Three arrests were made on Saturday and two on Friday, including the man's estranged wife, Le Monde reported.

Mohammed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a lorry into crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday before he was rubbed out by police.

So-called 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....
claimed one of its followers carried out the attack.

A news agency linked to the group, Amaq Agency, said: "He did the attack in response to calls to target the citizens of the coalition that is fighting the Islamic State."

'Extreme difficulty'
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Lahouaiej-Bouhlel seemed to have been "radicalised very quickly".

He said the "new type of attack... showed the extreme difficulty of the fight against terrorism".

Prosecutors said Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian, drove the lorry 2km (1.2 miles) along the promenade targeting people.

Of the 84 who died, 10 were children. A total of 303 people had been taken into hospital following the attacks, the French health department confirmed on Saturday. Of those, 121 remain in hospital, 30 of whom are children, and 26 people are still in intensive care - including five children.

Stephanie Simpson, from the Lenval children's hospital in Nice, said one was in a "very bad" condition, three were on artificial respiration, one had been stabilised and one eight-year-old child remained unidentified.
Posted by: Fred || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkey coup: Sunday am quick update
These are the short stories appearing in the news.
Turkish PM Yildirim promises 'new start' in cooperation with rivals

[AlAhram] Cooperation between Turkey's political parties will get a "new start" in the wake of the defeated coup attempt, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday, promising that the usually fractious four main parties could find common ground.

Turkey: More than 160 martyred in coup attempt

[Zamanalwsl] The attempted coup in Turkey saw 161 people martyred and 1,440 injured, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday. Speaking in the Turkish capital Ankara, Yildirim said 2,839 military personnel involved in the “vile attempt” had been arrested. Some were senior officers, he added. He also said 20 pro-coup soldiers had been killed in Friday night’s attempt to overthrow the government.

According to the Interior Ministry, 1,563 military personnel were arrested across Turkey on Saturday and a number of officers were suspended from duty, including five generals and 29 colonels.

Final pro-coup troops surrender in Ankara

[Zamanalwsl] The final group of pro-coup Turkish military personnel surrendered Saturday afternoon, a security source said. Around 150 plotters, who are suspected of being members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization, had been holding out at the headquarters of the General Staff and the nearby gendarmerie compound in central Ankara.

Three prosecutors went to the headquarters to receive the surrender of the group, which included 13 high-ranking naval officers, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media. Two buses carried senior officers away while other ranks, many wearing just their underwear, were put on three buses to be taken to a sports hall in Baskent on the western edge of the capital. The source said counter-terrorism officers would make detailed search of the compound, where earlier Saturday around 700 coup troops surrendered to police.

Two cheers for Erdogan: Europe hopes and fears after coup bid

[Zamanalwsl] European leaders greeted the defeat of Turkey's coup on Saturday with relief as it averts chaos and keeps alive a deal that has helped to stem the migration crisis threatening the continent. But while some hope a reminder of resistance to his personal grip on power may prompt President Tayyip Erdogan to heed European pleas for him to respect civil rights, many fear he is far more likely to step up his crackdown on opponents and so complicate European Union efforts to maintain the bargain. The coming weeks, starting when EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday, will be crucial to the fate of a plan at the heart of the migrant deal: to have skeptical EU lawmakers approve after the summer an end to visa requirements for Turks.

Erdogan Purges 2,745 Judges, Prosecutors; Arrests Hundreds

[ZeroHedge] We don't have to remind readers that when military coups take place in the middle-east, they are i) ruthless, ii) extremely well-organized and planned, and iii) succeed on virtually every occasion. But not this one. The question why is what the media (or at least its fringes) will be pondering over the next few days and weeks.

What there is no question about, however, is Erdogan's response, which as he warned last night, would begin with a quick crackdown against the army. As of this moment, hundreds of soldiers have already been arrested.

However, the real punchline was revealed moments ago when Anadolu said a top body overseeing judges and prosecutors has dismissed 2,745 judges across the country. Anadolu Agency says the emergency meeting of the Judges and Prosecutors High Council was held Saturday, mere hours after Turkish forces quashed an attempted coup, and promptly purged the slate clean of anyone in the judicial branch who was seen as even remotely opposed to Erdogan.

The Anadolu Agency added on Saturday that arrest warrants were issued for 48 administrative court members and 140 members of Turkey's appeals court: as if members of Turkey's judicial system - long on Erdodan's black list - were involved in the army's failed putsch.

As of right now, Erdogan has removed the two last hurdles on his way to absolute, supreme power: holdouts in Turkey's judicial branch and in the army.

U.S. to cooperate in Turkey probe, but no extradition requested: Kerry

[AlAhram] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday the United States had not received any request to extradite Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, but was willing to assist in legitimate efforts to deal with plotters of Turkey's attempted coup.

Turkey: Harboring Gülen is hostile act after coup attempt

[Hurriyet] Any country that would harbor Fethullah Gülen, the leader of the parallel state that is regarded as the mastermind of July 15’s coup attempt would not be Turkey’s friend, the Turkish prime minister has said, obviously urging the United States where the self-exile religious leader lives since late 1990s. Yıldırım indirectly criticized the U.S. for not understanding the concerns Turkey had expressed about Gülen, saying “This caused us to pay a big price.”

Prime Minister said Turkey has already delivered its request of extradition for Gülen.

Egypt blocks UNSC condemnation of coup attempt in Turkey

[DailySabah] The United Nations Security Council failed on Saturday to condemn the coup attempt in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to "respect the democratically elected government of Turkey," diplomats said. The U.S.-drafted statement also expressed grave concern over the situation in Turkey, urged the parties to show restraint, avoid any violence or bloodshed, and called for an urgent end to the crisis and return to rule of law. Statements by the 15-member Security council have to be agreed by consensus.

High-ranking generals detained in Turkey coup attempt

[Hurriyet] A number of high ranking soldiers were detained on July 16 in operations which came after security forces' quashing of a coup attempt in the country. The commander of the 2nd Army Gen. Adem Huduti and its executive officer and Malatya Garrison Commander Avni Angun and the commander of the 3rd Army Gen. Erdal Öztürk were detained in the operations. Meanwhile, another 10 soldiers, including two high-ranking generals, were also detained. Akın Öztürk, the former Chief of Air Staff, was also detained as a part of the operations.

Four top commanders and the Chief of General Gen. Staff Hulusi Akar were saved after they held hostage by the Gülenist coup attempters. Turkey’s top soldier Gen. Hulusi Akar, who was taken hostage by the coup attempters at the General Staff headquarters in Ankara with other leading commanders, was freed at the Akıncılar Air Base through an operation. The air force’s command, the gendarmerie command and some units from the armored forces took part in the coup attempt, he said, adding that it was quashed.
A lengthy article with plenty of other details reported, including that Erdogan's hotel, the prime minster's office and the parliament building were bombed.
Greece to return eight plotter soldiers to Turkey

[Hurriyet] Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Ankara has demanded return of eight coup attempter soldiers , who landed on Alexandroupolis in Greece and that Athens accepted the former's request. The Black Hawk helicopter landed after sending a distress signal to authorities at the airport in Alexandroupolis in the country's north. Seven of those on board were in military uniform and all are believed to have been involved in the coup bid, ERT TV said.

2,839 detained over coup attempt

[Hurriyet] A total of 2,839 soldiers have been detained over the charges of coup attempt, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said July 16 in a press briefing. There are high-ranking officers among the detained. Broadcaster CNNTürk said four of them were generals and 29 of them were colonels.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ had informed that state prosecutors in all 81 provinces have already launched investigations on the coup attempt, saying “Detentions are mostly taken place in Ankara and Istanbul but there are other detentions in many other places of Turkey.”

Religious authorities Turkey condemn coup

[DailySabah] Leaders of Turkey's religious communities have released a joint statement condemning the failed coup attempt orchestrated by agents of the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ). The statement from representatives of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities declared "our great sorrow over the terrorist attacks that disturb the peace of our great nation and of the world."

US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen: 'Attempted coup may have been a False Flag'

[Sunday Express]Today Fetullah Gulen claimed the attempted overthrow may have been staged, and he urged the Turkish people not to view military intervention in a positive light. Speaking from Pennsylvania he said: "There is a slight chance, there is a possibility that it could be a staged coup. "It could be meant for court accusations and associations." Gulen said democracy cannot be achieved through military action. He criticised the President Tayyip Erdogan's government. He said: "It appears that they have no tolerance for any movement, any group, any organisation that is not under their total control."

Georgia closes land, air borders with Turkey

[Ynet] Georgia has ordered its border with Turkey closed amid the instability from a military coup attempt. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said the country's security council on Saturday discussed "threats that might arise to Georgia" from the situation and said both land and air borders had been closed. The former Soviet republic shares a 152 mile border with Turkey.

LTC(Ret) Ralph Peters comments on the Turkish coup.

[Breitbart] Fox News Strategic Analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) praised the coup in Turkey, arguing that those staging it were who the US should be supporting, not Turkey’s “Islamist fundamentalist authoritarian president.”


Posted by: trailing wife || 07/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [366 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The air force’s command, the gendarmerie command and some units from the armored forces took part in the coup attempt, he said, adding that it was quashed.

Wait, the air force and gendarmerie command were in on it? Now I know this was false flag operation, because there just isn't any reasonable way the would fail with that kind of power and backing.
Posted by: Charles || 07/17/2016 10:56 Comments || Top||

#2  They were Byzantine once, who knows.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/17/2016 12:06 Comments || Top||

#3  European leaders greeted the defeat of Turkey's coup on Saturday with relief as it averts chaos and keeps alive a deal that has helped to stem the migration crisis threatening the continent.

If they had enough concertina wire and machine guns they wouldn't need Erdogan to stem the migration crisis.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/17/2016 15:06 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Anbar Antics

Airstrikes hit ISIS troops concentrations at Khalidiya Island

(IraqiNews.com) ANBAR- President of Khalidiya Council in Anbar province, Ali Dawood announced on Saturday that dozens of terrorists were killed in shelling at Khalidiya island, east of Ramadi.

Dawood, in a press statement, said, “The military aircraft of the international coalition and Air Force along with the artillery of the Iraqi army bombed locations belonging to ISIS in Khalidiya Island (23 km east of Ramadi), resulting in its destruction.”

Dawood added, “The bombing also resulted in the killing of dozens of terrorists in these headquarters,” adding, “The shelling comes in preparation for the liberation of Khalidiya Island from ISIS control.”
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Iraqis foil bridge sabotage try in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) NINEVEH – Official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced foiling an attempt of targeting the floating bridge over Tigris River south of Mosul.

The journalists in a statement issued to the media, said, “The international coalition aircraft carried out an air strike that targeted a large boat carrying more than two tons of explosives near Haj Ali village,” adding, “The boat was en-route to attack the floating bridge that was established by the Iraqi troops connecting Makhmur with Qayyarah south of Mosul. The boat was destroyed completely.”

It may be mentioned here that yesterday, official journalists with the Ministry of defense announced that the Iraqi army had established a floating bridge linking Qayyarah with Makhmur south of Mosul.
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Diyala Daily Devastations: 1 dead
ISIS Top Dawg detained in Baqubah by Iraqi kops

(IraqiNews.com) DIYALA – Diyala Police Command stated that security forces arrested a prominent ISIS leader in a military operation east of Baqubah.

The Diyala police spokesperson Colonel Ghalib al-Attiyah in a press statement said, “A force of Diyala police at noon today carried out a raid and search operation at al-Hamed located near Mandli some 80 km east of Baqubah. And in the operation, a top ISIS leader was arrested by the forces.”

Attiyah added, “The operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.”

Iraqi militia commander dies in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) DIYALA – Muqdadiyah District Council announced that one al-Hashd al-Ashaeri leader was killed in a blast that was targeted at his vehicle northeast of Baqubah.

The Head of the security committee in Muqdadiyah Ali al-Madi in a statement issued to the media said, “An improvised explosive device exploded at noon today. The blast was carried out targeting the vehicle of Sami al-Hassan- a leader of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri- while it was passing through al-Jazeera in northern Muqdadiyah, 35 km northeast of Baqubah. Hassan was killed on the spot.”

“Security forces rushed to the blast area and transferred the dead body to the forensic department in al-Zahraa General Hospital in Muqdadiyah and initiated a probe of the incident.”
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Kirkuk Kombat Chronicle: 3 die
3 ISIS Turbans killed by the Citizens United Decision and US airstrikes, but mostly US airstrikes

(IraqiNews.com) KIRKUK – Journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced that ISIS Wali of Hawija and ISIS Wali of Kirkuk were killed in an air strike carried out by the international coalition southeast of Kirkuk.

In a statement issued to the media outlets it was stated, “The international coalition carried out an airstrike in Kirkuk after receiving information from the Military Intelligence Directorate. In the aerial raid, two top-notch ISIS leaders-Teleb Hameed alias Abu Saeed alias Wali of Hawija and Mohamed Khalaf Mohamed Saleh alias Abu Seif al-Jubouri alias Wali of Kirkuk- were killed.”

Iraqi airstrikes destroy ISIS HQs in al-Hawija

(IraqiNews.com) KIRKUK – A source in Kirkuk Province informed that international coalition has intensified its airstrikes on ISIS headquarters towards the west of the province.

According to information shared by the source, it was stated, “The international coalition aviation and Iraqi Air Force today carried out airstrikes west of Kirkuk targeting ISIS headquarters. Ten airstrikes were carried out and this included six strikes on ISIS’ six different headquarters at Hawija district.”

“The aerial bombing destroyed four other targets at Arisha village near Zab-95 km west of Kirkuk- near Tigris River,” the source added.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die

3 die in Bomb blast in northern Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) BAGHDAD – A source in the Ministry of Interior informed that a bomb blast in northern Baghdad left at least three dead and six others severely injured.

The source, explaining details about the blast, said, “This morning an improvised explosive device exploded near a popular market at al-Taji district in northern Baghdad, killing three persons and injuring six others.”

“Security forces rushed to the area and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital. The bodies of the deceased were transferred to the forensic department.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Golan explosion kills 2 IDF
[Breaking News]
3:41pm Cleared for Publication: 2 IDF soldiers killed and 3 wounded.

Early this morning at the entrance to an IDF outpost on Mt. Hermon in the Northern Golan Heights, an explosion killed 2 IDF soldiers and wounded 3 when a grenade exploded.

The killed IDF soldiers are:
Srgnt. Shlomo Rindenow (spelling unsure) -- lone soldier from NJ.
First Srgnt. Husan Tafash

An IDF investigation is underway.
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In Palestine, business as usual
Police thwarted a potential terrorist attack in central Jerusalem on Sunday morning when they arrested a Palestinian man found to be carrying explosive devices near the capital's busy light rail.

The suspect was attempting to board the Jerusalem light rail on Jaffa Street when he was detained.
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Fighting continues between Kurds, rebels
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) were engaged in heavy clashes with Syrian Islamist rebels in the northern Aleppo province on Saturday.

The clashes centred in the vicinity of the Kurdish Sheikh Maqsoud district, where the YPG attacked strongholds of the Islamist rebels of the Aleppo Conquest.

At least seven fighters from the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham [Aleppo Conquest member] were killed and more than 15 others were injured in the clashes. On the other hand, four YPG fighters were reportedly injured while trying to push back the Islamist rebels from the borders of the Sheikh Maqsoud district, military sources reported on Saturday.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, YPG officer Lukman Hamo said that the Kurdish forces have bombed two checkpoints for the Aleppo Conquest rebel factions near Sheikh Maqsoud, and seized several weapons and ammunitions from the rebels.

“The positions we targeted today have been for long used by those radical Islamists as bases for attacking civilians in Sheikh Maqsoud district,” the Kurdish officer said.

Last week, militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, supported by Islamist rebels of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, launched an offensive on the Kurdish district of Sheikh Maqsoud in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, using mortar shells, amid attempts to infiltrate into the district, activists and military sources told ARA News. The Islamists targeted populated areas in the Sheikh Maqsoud district with mortar fire, killing at least four people and wounding a dozen more.

The Kurdish district of Sheikh Maqsoud has been under siege by Syrian Islamist rebels for years, and violence has recently intensified in the district as the Kurdish YPG forces have been trying to push back Islamist fighters of the Nusra Front (al-Qaeda branch in Syria) and the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham.

Amnesty International has recently issued a report in regard with the developments in the Kurdish-populated district, saying: “Armed groups surrounding the Sheikh Maqsoud district of Aleppo city have repeatedly carried out indiscriminate attacks that have struck civilian homes, streets, markets and mosques, killing and injuring civilians and displaying a shameful disregard for human life.”

Speaking to ARA News, Luqman Ismail, one of the stranded citizens in Sheikh Maqsoud, said that electricity outage continues for nearly three years because of the barbaric bombardment led by Islamist rebels on the main network of power outside the district. “These groups are apparently punishing the people of Sheikh Maqsoud for their support to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), who are engaged in fighting with Islamist rebels around the city of Aleppo,” he said in an earlier interview.
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Idlib: 8 people killed in regime air strikes on Abu Duhur town
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] At least 8 people, including two children, have been killed in regime air strike on the eastern countryside of Idlib province, local activists said on Friday. 5 more people have been wounded in the strike on the town of Abu Duhur near a strategic military air base.
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Homs: rebels take checkpoints from regime forces
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Rebel factions operating under the Northern Homs Operation Room have captured several regime checkpoints on Friday near Kharbet al-Suda west of al-Waer neighborhood and have cut Homs-Misyaf road for few hours, local sources reported.

Zaman al-Wasl’s news hound in Homs said the northern countryside rebels in support for local besieged population in Qazhal and Um Qasab villages launched on Friday a violent attack on many regime and National Defense Militia checkpoints located between Kharbet al-Suda and train station near Qazhal.

He added, "at the time where regime checkpoints in northern Homs countryside were shooting in celebration of the coup attempt in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, rebels were liberating checkpoints on Homs-Misyaf road which is one of the most important roads controlled by the regime in the middle area. The road connects the southern region and Homs with the Syrian coast."

Local sources in west Homs reported that violent festivities took place between rebels and regime army on the road lasting for 8 hours. The regime recaptured the road on Saturday.

The regime loss in the battle is not known yet; however, the battle was one of the biggest of the rebels in Homs northern countryside.

Also, regime bombed on Friday Qazhal and Um Qasab villages with heavy artillery and closed al-Dar al-Kabira cross point after a month from opening the road for employees from northern Homs countryside who work in regime-controlled areas.
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Regime artillery kills 8 people west of Homs: reporter
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian regime artillery killed 8 people in the western countryside of Homs as army presses to capture two Turkmen-dominated villages, local reporter said Saturday. Regime forces backed by allied militia launched an attack on Thursday to seize villages of Kazhel and Om al-Qasab, 5 km west of al-Waer neighborhood.
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Prices soar in blockaded Aleppo as regime tightens siege
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] As attention is drawn to the ongoing battles north of Aleppo city which opposition factions promised to break the blockade enforced on the eastern part of the city for the fourth day in a row, the Control and Inspection Office subordinate to Aleppo Local Council launched a campaign on the monopolists and traders in the city, according to the council official Facebook page.

The council released two days ago a price list and promised violator of the list interrogation and confiscation of products, but local sources confirmed the prices had a rocket increase amid monopoly and storing of products by traders.

The Control and Inspection Office said they confiscated 26 Diesel barrels stored illegally in one of the warehouses in the city and it was recorded. The barrels will be sold to hospitals and bakeries in the liberated part of the city according to the official pricing released by the council, according to the council’s statement.

The photos published of field tours show the office implementation of the pricing list on traders to prevent monopoly under pretext of blockade on the eastern side of Aleppo city where half a million civilians live amid regime and Russian bombings and deprivation of basic products from the market or rocket prices of these products.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Syrian Edition
ISIS immolates 5 in Ninevah

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh- A local source in Nineveh province revealed on Friday that ISIS burnt five civilians alive after caging them in iron cages. They were arrested on charges of espionage and violation of ISIS instructions. The incident took place southwest of the province.

Informing in details about the incident, the source said, “Today, ISIS members burned five civilians, after the Sharia court pronounced death sentences against them at a village near Tel Abtha- 40 km south-west of Nineveh. The five dead civilians were charged with charges of cooperating and communicating with the security forces. ”

Adding further the source said, “The civilians were burned after caged in an iron cage.”

ISIS slaughtering dozens of civilians in Aleppo

[ARA News] KOBANE – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Saturday infiltrated into the countryside of Kobane in Syria’s northern Aleppo province and slaughtered dozens of civilians, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

A group of ISIS extremists stormed the Kurdish village of Saikol near the Sarrin town in the southern countryside of Kobane, and broke into civilians houses.

“The terrorists infiltrated into the village of Saikol, avoiding security checkpoints of the People’s Protection Units (YPG). They slaughtered dozens of civilians, mostly children and women,” local rights activist Cheleng Hassan told ARA News.

“Clashes broke out between the YPG and a group of ISIS extremists in the village, where at least six ISIS militants were killed and a number of others were arrested. However, after the clashes, we were shocked by seeing dead bodies of dozens of villages inside the residential neighbourhoods. They were all slaughtered by knives,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Kurdish YPG officer in Kobane Habun Osman said that most of the victims were children and women.

“Those terrorists have infiltrated into the village while dressing as civilians. They took advantage of the fragile security situation in the village, as most of the YPG fighters in Kobane countryside are now participating in the ongoing clashes with ISIS in Manbij. Those barbarians committed a horrible massacre against innocent civilians as a revenge against the Kurdish forces after their victories over the group in different parts of northern Syria,” the officer told ARA News.

The southern countryside of Kobane has been exposed to several attacks by ISIS militants since the Kurdish YPG forces liberated the area from ISIS over a year ago.
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