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Bomb blast kills 1, injures 11 at German restaurant
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [948 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
3 key Taliban commanders arrested in North of Afghanistan: MoI
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Three key commanders of the Taliban group have been incarcerated
Please don't kill me!
during an operation in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Saturday "Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army and NDS launched a joint clearance operation to clear Dara-e-Sof district from the armed Taliban."

According to a statement by MoI "As a result of this joint operation, three armed Taliban key commanders were arrested named Khairullah, Abdul Haq and Bakhtiyar."

The statement further added that the commanders were involved in many terrorist activities in this district and other areas of Samangan province.

MoI said the arrest of the Taliban capos will have a positive impact over the security situation in Dara-e-Sof district.

"After eliminating this group the security situation in this district is expected to improve," MoI added

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS commander behind barbaric civilians execution killed in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A commander of the loyalists of 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group who was involved in the barbaric execution of at least 11 civilians has been killed in an Arclight airstrike in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani said the Arclight airstrike was carried out by the foreign forces late on Friday night in Achin district.

He said the ISIS commander was identified as Jangal Pacha and was killed along with 7 other ISIS snuffies in the Arclight airstrike.

The loyalists of ISIS terrorist group have not commented regarding the report so far.

The horrific execution video was released earlier in the month of August last year which purportedly showed the ISIS loyalists forcing the men to sit on landmines and subsequently detonating the explosives.

The loyalists of the terror group claimed that the men were supporting the government and US forces and were looking to coordinate drone strikes against ISIS snuffies in Nangarhar.
It seems they didn't get them all...
The death of Jangal Pacha comes as both the Afghan and US forces have stepped up raids against the loyalists of the terror group in this province.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Zabul police chief rejects attack on governor’s convoy
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The provincial police chief of southern Zabul province has rejected reports suggesting an ambush by the Talibs aimed at the provincial governor’s convoy.

Mirwais Noorzai said the vehicle convoy of the governor reached uninterrupted to Shah Joy district and rejected that any ambush by the holy warriors.

Earlier a security official said the Lions of Islam tried to ambush the vehicles convoy of Bismillah Afghanmal but were forced to retreat following a short exchange of fire.

The official further added that Mr. Afghanmal escaped the attack unhurt and no casualties were incurred to the security personnel.

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Rocket lands in Makroryan area of Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A relatively heavy kaboom was heard in 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 causing panic among the city residents a day after a deadly attack left at least 80 dead.

The security officials confirmed that a rocket landed in Makroryn area in the 9th police district of the city.

Sediq Sediqi, front man for the Ministry of Interior, confirmed that the rocket landed in 3rd Makrorya but did not inflict any casualties.

Earlier reports emerged from the incident site suggesting at least 5 people were maimed after a rocket landed in a kindergarten.

No group has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

This comes as at least 80 people were killed and 231 others were maimed in a suicide kaboom in Deh Mazang area of the city on Saturday afternoon.

The incident took place after a jacket wallah detonated his explosives among the thousands of protesters who had gathered in the area.

The demonstration on Saturday was organized two months after the Enlightening Movement organized a similar rally to protest against the government over the implementation of a power project through Salang which was initially to be implemented through Bamyan and Maidan Wardak provinces.

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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group grabbed credit behind the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
14 bodies found in Benghazi rubbish dump; victims shot in head
[Libya Herald] Fourteen bodies were discovered in Benghazi today, Thursday, left in a rubbish dump near the social security headquarters in the city’s once notorious Leithi district.

They are said to have been found with hands and leg tied. All had been shot in the head. There are also reports of signs of torture.

The bodies showed few signs of composition and all 14 are thought to have been killed in the previous 48 hours.

The bodies were taken to Benghazi Medical Centre.

The discovery has, at the very least, embarrassed the Libyan National Army (LNA) which, along with other security officials, has made no official statement although military sources are quoted as saying that identities are unknown. For 14 bodies to be dumped in an area the LNA now firmly controls has resulted in questions about its competence. There are also accusations that it was complicit in the killings.

There have been ongoing allegations about opponents of Khalifa Hafter and Operation Dignity disappearing in recent weeks.

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


More heavy losses as Bunyan Marsous resumes Sirte attacks on IS
[Libya Herald] A two-pronged attack by Bunyan Marsous forces saw the final clearance of a key Sirte residential district but at a further heavy cost in lives, with 22 fighters killed and as many as 175 injured.

The dawn assault today on the Hay Dolar district saw deaths and injuries from booby traps and sniper fire. IS casualties were also reported to be high with some 25 bodies found in the advance through Hay Dolar.

At least two attempted suicide kabooms were stopped when the vehicles and their explosives were blown up before they could reach their targets. There are unconfirmed reports that a third boom-mobileer managed to get through, causing some casualties

The other point of the attack was an area near the port though the Ouagadougou Centre, which looks increasingly as if it is set to be the terrorists’ last redoubt continued to be bombarded.

In the course of the day, Misratan jets, which had opened the dawn assault, flew 16 bombing missions.

Among the slain today was field commander Mohammed Shakloum and the admired photojournalist Abdulqadar Fassouk. Today’s push came after several quiet days during which extensive preparations were made. A week ago 20 fighters died and 110 were maimed in vicious fighting.

The corpse count since the BM operation began in May now hovers around 300 with hundreds of maimed, many of them with serious injuries.

There continues to be resentment in Misrata at the Presidency Council’s limited support for an offensive that is being conducted in its name. The call for female blood donors was renewed yesterday in advance on today’s assault. And Misrata Central Hospital and its satellites continue to appeal for drugs and consumables to deal with the steady flow of injured.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Britain
Foreign Secretary Johnson rebuked for blaming Munich shooting on terrorists
[Guardian] The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, was urged to avoid passing politically sensitive judgments on world events until he was in full possession of the facts after he prematurely blamed Islamist terrorists for the killings in Munich on Friday.

Johnson made his remarks before the identity of the killer ‐ an 18-year-old German citizen of Iranian descent who was obsessed with mass slaughter ‐ had been known.

Although early reports of the attack, in which Ali Sonboly shot nine people dead before killing himself, suggested a gang of three people might be on the loose in Munich in a terror attack reminiscent of the killings in Paris, no definitive information was available and the authorities had not identified a motive for the killings.

Speaking about the attack on Friday while in New York, Johnson told the press that that the "global sickness" of terrorism needed to be tackled at its source in the Middle East.

"If, as seems very likely, this is another terrorist incident, then I think it proves once again that we have a global phenomenon and a global sickness that we have to tackle both at the source ‐ in the areas where the cancer is being incubated in the Middle East ‐ and also of course around the world."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2016 02:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [533 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "If you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2016 3:38 Comments || Top||

#2  "urged" by whom?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2016 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Frank G, by the Islamists.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/25/2016 8:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Prolly worried about backlash from tomorrow's attacks.

Posted by: SteveS || 07/25/2016 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Fuc& the Islamists and the zebra they rode in on.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2016 10:27 Comments || Top||

#6  It turns out he wasn't urged at all. It was suggested that would be the wording that a proper editor would have insisted on, with a note to the journalist that a waspish subject specialist of a minor and fading party that may soon have no representation in Parliament whatsoever is perhaps not worth quoting at all -- was the Opposition shadow minister uninterested in making a comment?

Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, told the Guardian: “Just days into his new role, Boris demonstrates again why it was a huge gamble appointing him. The off-the-cuff remark may suit Have I Got News for You, but it doesn’t the tragedy in Munich. In future, Boris needs to hold his tongue until he is in full possession of the facts. There is too much as stake.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2016 11:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Is this like - it's only a hate crime if whites do it - brand of Newspeak approved terminology? How many times has a 'challenged' individual done something similar and it's always the NRAs fault over here.

Boris The MSM needs to hold his tongue until he is in full possession of the facts.

Facts, who needs damn facts, we got a narrative. Ok, then we both can have our own narrative too.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2016 11:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Liberal Democrat party was totally annihilated in the previous election.
Total disaster.
Lost vast majority of their seats and UKIP got several TIMES more votes.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/25/2016 11:35 Comments || Top||

#9  I can only hope that happens here, BP.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/25/2016 11:55 Comments || Top||

#10  Total disaster.

I suppose it depends on one's perspective.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2016 15:09 Comments || Top||

#11  Well it was for the troughing libDeviants.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/25/2016 17:54 Comments || Top||

#12  It used to be that they would find violent ways by being a bomb throwing commie back in the day.
The Current Administration uses many levels of legal bomb throwing, and has an administrative state and an appellate over-run.

His weakness incites those that feed off of it like a troth, and his sight is removed from the consequence.

This evasion of precepts of reality of man. This converts to encouraging the rest of the World to do the dirty work for him

Who commands that submission? That is not submission, that is annihilation of you all.


If you want to work for that, it's your ring of fire, not mine.

You really need to focus on you, not InShallah.
Posted by: newc || 07/25/2016 21:10 Comments || Top||


Europe
Munich's balcony man: 'I would have shot him if I'd had a gun'
[Mail] A man who confronted the Munich killer from the balcony of his flat has told Mail Online he would have shot the killer if he had a gun.

Thomas Salbey, who has become known as the 'balcony man' after his profanity-laced exchange with killer Ali Sonboly went viral, said he wished he could have fired back at the killer.

'All I had was a beer bottle to throw at him. If I had a gun I would have shot him I'd have shot him in the head,' Mr Salbey told Mail Online.

'What I said to him at the time still holds true. He is a coward who killed innocent people because he was not right in the head. He disgusts me,' he said.

Mr Salbey was on the balcony of his fifth floor flat overlooking the parking garage at the Olympic shopping centre on Friday. He had heard the initial burst of gunfire after 18-year-old Sonboly shot teens at a McDonald's restaurant having lured them there using a fake Facebook page with the promise of free food.

Sonboly continued his rampage through the shopping centre before emerging on the concrete upper floor of the garage. Nine people were killed and ten others injured by German-Iranian Sonboly, who later took his own life.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2016 02:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [525 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A good argument for the 2nd amendment literal interpretation: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/25/2016 12:40 Comments || Top||

#2  "All I had was a beer bottle to throw at him"

And I had to empty it first!
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/25/2016 13:21 Comments || Top||

#3  'Bitte ein bit'
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2016 13:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Not in Munich. Augustiner please.
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/25/2016 13:48 Comments || Top||

#5  It seems he isn't really Iranian? Ali Daud Sonboly is from a Turk clan that lives in Syria
Posted by: John Frum || 07/25/2016 18:03 Comments || Top||

#6  That's interesting John, because Iranians are the one muslim group that tries to integrate and succeed.
Posted by: phil_b || 07/25/2016 19:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Phil B - Pre-Khomeini Iranians succeed. I went to Engineering school and work with quite a few. They don't support the regime, that's why they're harassed and detained on family visits
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2016 22:00 Comments || Top||


Kosovars vanish abroad to join the jihad
[RFE/RL] In 2014, Alejhim Maliqi told his family he had received a scholarship to study at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Then he packed up his wife and two young children and left the country. Never to be seen or heard from again.

The silence raised suspicions among relatives that he was fighting in Syria. Those fears were given substance when authorities in Kosovo issued an international arrest warrant for his arrest last May.

The government estimates that Alejhim Maliqi is among more than 300 people from Kosovo who have gone to fight in the Middle East, making this country the biggest contributor per capita in Europe. Around 50 homegrown jihadis have been killed in fighting in Syria and Iraq, while 120 more have returned to Kosovo.

His uncle says Alejhim's radicalization begam after he finished elementary school and enrolled in a madrasah in Gjilan. He was forced to go to the madrasah because the family couldn't afford to send him to high school. The madrasah was free and Alejhim was given a room in the dormitory and money for expenses and clothes.

The madrasah was run by Zeqirja Qazimi, a notorious imam who recieved a 10-year jail sentence on May 20 for trying to gather young recruits and for fighting for militants from Daesh.

Under a new law, Kosovo can jail citizens for up to 15 years if they participate in foreign wars. But few have been charged and many have been released.

Dozens of secretive charity organizations and madrasahs funded by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states operate throughout the country. They have penetrated poor, rural communities like Busavate that go neglected by the government and where unemployment can top 50 percent.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [368 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  while 120 more have returned to Kosovo.

I see the problem pretty clearly
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2016 10:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Slobodan Milošević, 20 August 1921 - 11 March 2006.

Anyone miss me yet ?




Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Muslim gratitude.
Posted by: JFM || 07/25/2016 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Besoeker that is out of line.

I denounce your comment.

Milošević was a fascist who abetted genocidal murder. That some Kosovoars are getting mixed up in jihad things is their fault abetted by the Saudis, but in no way justifies Milošević and his pogrom.


Posted by: rammer || 07/25/2016 23:31 Comments || Top||


Bomb blast kills 1, injures 11 at German restaurant
RT, but I've seen other sources
At least one person has been killed and 11 others injured after an explosion struck a restaurant in the south German city of Ansbach, Bavaria. Authorities believe it was a ‘deliberate' act caused by an improvised device.

The incident took place in the central part of the city, close to an area in which a music festival took place at the weekend, Suddeutsche Zeitung reported. Police have cordoned off the area around the restaurant and are conducting a crime scene investigation.

"The explosion in downtown Ansbach was not a gas explosion, but was caused by an explosive device," Ansbach Mayor Carda Seidel confirmed. Seidel also said that it should not be ruled out that there could have been several explosions.

Police suspect that the only person killed in the explosion was the attacker himself, local media report.

The police have set up an operations center in City Hall and a crisis team has been formed. A special police task force (SEC) has also been deployed. Volunteer firefighters from Nuremberg, Katzwang and Almoshof were called in to assist authorities.
Moderator TW found this link from Deutsche Welle with the same story:
Syrian man denied asylum killed in 'intentional' blast near Ansbach music festival. A Syrian asylum seeker who had previously tried to commit suicide has been cited as the man who was killed in an 'intentional' bomb blast in the Bavarian town of Ansbach. Twelve people were injured in the explosion.
Hopefully the police are looking into where he got the bomb. There also seems to be a policy of allowing those whose asylum requests are rejected to stay on indefinitely -- perhaps it is time to change that to regular shipments home.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [792 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What we know:

- 27yo Syrian, entered the country 2 years ago (before the big rush), was refused asylum but allowed to stay (Germany doesn't ship back to war-torn Syria)
- Lived on taxpayers' money in a flat
- Has attempted suicide twice before
- carried backpack with explosives
- tried to gain entry to a music festival with 2500 people attending but was refused entry by security because he had no ticket.
- hung around at the entrance for a while then went airborne.
- sharp small metal fragments found suggest the bastard wanted to do maximum damage
- was reanimated but died shortly hereafter
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/25/2016 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  3 times in one week. Either this is incredible bad luck (still possible!) or this is Enemy action.

A few more such incidents, and something important is going to break.
Posted by: Nguard || 07/25/2016 1:38 Comments || Top||

#3  "Not terrorism. Move over."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2016 3:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Ex-congresswoman claims Israel behind European massacres

Cynthia McKinney links to video ‘proving’ Israel responsible for Nice, Munich attacks because German photographer supposedly at both scenes is married to former MK: see here:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-congresswoman-claims-israel-behind-european-massacres/

But then, Cynthia McKinney was always a few seeds short of a watermelon...
Posted by: Ebbomosing Bourbon1359 || 07/25/2016 3:42 Comments || Top||

#5  I wonder how many in "African-American Community" share her views.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2016 3:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Lately I've been wondering about these terror attacks in the west, as nasty as they've been they just don't seem big enough or blingy enough to really make an impression. Think what a statement multiple IED attack on the peloton of the Tour de France would make.

I'm left to choose between these alternatives (or some combination):
1) Our intelligence is much better than it seems and the big events a quietly squashed.
2) The jihadi network just ain't that big.
3) The leading jihadis are ignorant about what would get attention
4) They're really stupid.

9/11 was a very big very splashy event. What's happened since then that really made a mark granted that the MSM won't push any story that says bad things about the Muzzies.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/25/2016 8:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Police have just confirmed that there is an IS background. Looks like they found a video.
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/25/2016 10:04 Comments || Top||

#8  EC, been busy recently, thank you for the effort.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/25/2016 10:38 Comments || Top||

#9  I'll take number four, AlanC. But Nice, Brussels and Orlando were pretty big.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2016 11:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Paris was pretty big. Germany has so far been lucky enough to avoid anything that big but the minor incidents seem to be on the rise.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2016 11:07 Comments || Top||

#11  That's their way of war AC. They always start small and, if there's no strong response, escalate.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2016 12:57 Comments || Top||

#12  Maybe g(r)om, but it's the discrepancy between 9/11 and what's come since that I find curious.

There are so many big targets that they could go for with little to no increase in their resources. By big I mean high PR value. Hollywood red carpets, Tour de France, Olympics, Cannes etc. that would really rattle the china. I kind of believe it's a little of everything but...........
Posted by: AlanC || 07/25/2016 13:55 Comments || Top||

#13  That's what I learned in first Intifada, AC. When you replace another reserve unit. On the first day you trow stones on your patrol. If you don't respond strongly. Next day there will be empty bottles. If you still don't respond like Attila the Hun, the next day it will be Molotovs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2016 14:24 Comments || Top||

#14  "Cynthia McKinney was always a few seeds short of a watermelon..."

No, #4 EB, that idiot is a few watermelons short of a seed. >:-(

And so are the "people" who keep voting for her.
Posted by: Barbara || 07/25/2016 16:00 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains senior aide to Fethullah Gulen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has detained a senior aide to the US-based holy man Fethullah Gulen who it blames for the coup attempt aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
, an official said on Saturday.

Security forces detained Hails Hanci in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, the official said, describing Hanci as a "right-hand man" of Gulen and responsible for transferring funds to him.

Gulen denies being behind the failed coup.

The official said Hanci "apparently" entered the country two days before the attempted putsch that erupted late on July 15.

Separately, the official confirmed a report in the state-run Anadolu news agency that Turkey also detained the son-in-law of Akin Ozturk, a former air force chief already placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
as one of the key suspects.

Lieutenant colonel Hakan Karakus was detained in Ankara, it said.

Turkey had already Saturday detained one of Gulen’s nephews.

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  I wouldn't believe anything Turkish media says at this point
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2016 10:05 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi Jailhouse stories: 33 detained in Maysan
(IraqiNews.com) Maysan – A source in Maysan Police informed that the security forces arrested 33 wanted persons through security operations in the center of Amarah city.

According to information shared by the source, and obtained by Iraqi News, it was mentioned, “This evening, security forces, based on accurate intelligence information, conducted raids and search operations at different areas in the center of the city and arrested 33 wanted persons on different criminal charges.”

The source added, “Security forces transferred the arrested to a detention center for interrogation.”
Posted by: badanov || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:


Anbar Antics: 12 die

12 ISIS Bad Guys including Top Dawgs pining for the fjords

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced, that 12 ISIS members including its top leaders were killed and an important commercial site was destroyed in an aerial bombardment by the Iraqi F16 fighter jets in Qaim district west of Anbar.

The officials, in a statement said, “This morning, Iraqi F16 fighter jets targeted the headquarters of ISIS Wilayt Euphrates and a commercial headquarters in Qaim district, killing 12 ISIS members including four top leaders.”

The statement added, “The airstrike was carried out based on information from the Military Intelligence Directorate. ISIS terrorists have declared a state of maximum alert and imposed a curfew near the targeted headquarters in Qaim.”
Posted by: badanov || 07/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 14 die

2 die in bomb attack in al-Obeidi

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A well placed source in the Ministry of Interior reported of six casualties after the explosion of an improvised explosive device at al-Obeidi area in eastern Baghdad.

According to information shared by the source, it was stated, “This evening, an improvised explosive device exploded near shops at al-Obeidi in eastern Baghdad, killing two persons and wounding four others.”

The source added, “Security forces rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the dead body to the forensic department.”

Deadly suicide attack strikes northern Baghdad

[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A jacket wallah struck near a checkpoint in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

The blast also maimed at least 22 people, the officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but ISIS carries out frequent suicide kabooms targeting both Iraqi security forces and members of the country’s Shiite majority, whom it considers heretics.

A suicide bomber targeted shoppers in Baghdad’s central Karrada district earlier this month, killing 292 people, while an attack on a Shiite shrine in Balad, north of the capital, left 40 dead a few days later.

ISIS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces have since regained significant ground and are conducting operations to set the stage for the battle to recapture djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the last ISIS-held city in the country.

But the bully boyz have responded to the battlefield setbacks by hitting back against civilians, and experts have warned there may be more bombings as the bully boyz continue to lose ground.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition
1 dead in IED detonation near Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A source in Kirkuk police informed that three a bomb blast by ISIS towards the south of the province left one dead and two injured.

According to information shared by the source, it was stated, “Today, an improvised explosive device exploded targeting a displaced family while they were trying to flee from 7 April village in Rashed area- 65 km south of Kirkuk, which is controlled by ISIS. The family was fleeing to areas controlled by Peshmerga forces in Albu Mohamed village.”

“The bomb blast killed one member of the family and wounded two children. Peshmerga forces evacuated the family from the explosion area and transferred the wounded children to a nearby hospital and the dead body to the forensic department,” the source added.

ISIS immolates 3 in in Salahaddin province

(IraqiNews.com) KIRKUK – A security source in Kirkuk province announced on Sunday that the ISIS executed three from the same family, including a little girl, while they were trying to escape from the southwest areas of the province.

Sharing details the source said, “This evening, ISIS burned a family of three (father, mother and a two-year-old girl) while they were trying to escape from the organization’s grip in Rashad village (35 km southwest of Kirkuk),” adding “The family was walking through Hamrin mountains to al-Alam village in Salahaddin province.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “ISIS has deployed members to arrest families that run away from ISIS sites southwest of Kirkuk.”
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IS Claims Killing, Wounding 50 In Kadhimiya Suicide Bombing (Baghdad)
[ENT.SITEINTELGROUP] Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding over 50 Iraqi soldiers and Popular Mobilization elements in a suicide bombing in al-Kadhimiya, in the north of the province.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
SDF closing in on Manbij on all sides
[RUDAW.NET] Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are making progress in Manbij, moving in towards the centre from all sides. They have retaken Bannawi neighbourhood and are fighting in al-Kejeli.

"Inside the city, in al-Kejeli neighborhood, 31 ISIS [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....
krazed killers] were killed while [SDF] fighters were advancing," reported Shervan Derwish, the SDF’s spokesperson.

He added that another 20 ISIS bully boyz were killed in al-Bobna neighbourhood and "Progress towards the city centre is going on in all directions."

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that the SDF are progressing in the city "in several areas in Manbij city, amid more casualties among both parties."

The Observatory documented the deaths of at least 5 SDF members and 16 bully boyz in the festivities. It also "received confirmed information about the death of 8 citizens, including children and citizen women after being targeted by the ’Islamic state’ while they were trying to escape from their controlled areas in Manbij city."

The targeting of the civilians fleeing Manbij came at the same time that the SDF and Islamic State bully boyz were negotiating an evacuation of maimed civilians from the city, according to the Observatory. In exchange for allowing maimed civilians to leave the city and seek medical care, the SDF would allow maimed bully boyz to also leave.

Darwish added that SDF also repelled heavy Islamic State attacks over the night and morning in the neighbourhoods of Ousajli, Tal-Serj, and Zonqel to the south and northwest of Manbij; "37 hard boyz killed" he tweeted.
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Four hospitals hit by air raids in Syria’s Aleppo
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET]. Four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in Syria’s battered Aleppo city have been hit by air raids in the past 24 hours, a group of doctors said Sunday.

The bombardment killed a two-day-old baby in the children’s hospital in a besieged eastern neighbourhood of Aleppo, said the Independent Doctor’s Association, a group of Syrian doctors that supports clinics in the city.

The infant’s oxygen supply was cut after a strike on the hospital at 1:00 am (2300 GMT), the second strike on the hospital in about nine hours, according to the IDA.

"The doctors could only yell for their colleagues to take cover and shield the babies," the group said in a statement.

The IDA said the four hospitals that were hit -- the children’s hospital, Al-Bayan, Al-Zahraa, and Al-Daqaq -- would all be going out of service "as a result of the escalating series of aerial attacks taking place against health facilities in Aleppo by Syrian and Russian warplanes."

The World Health Organization said Syria was the most dangerous place for health care workers to operate last year, with 135 attacks on health facilities and workers in 2015.

In recent months, several hospitals have been damaged and medical staff killed in the densely populated eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city.

A hospital in the eastern Maadi neighborhood was hit just eight days ago, wounding some of the staff and patients inside.

More than 280,000 people have been killed since Syria’s conflict erupted in 2011, and millions have been forced to flee.

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Terror Networks
Al Qaeda chief urges kidnappings of Westerners for prisoner swaps
[Reuters] Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in an audio interview calling on fighters to take Western hostages and exchange them for jailed jihadists, the monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group said on Sunday.

In recording posted online, Al-Zawahiri called on the global militant network to kidnap Westerners "until they liberate the last Muslim male prisoner and last Muslim female prisoner in the prisons of the Crusaders, apostates, and enemies of Islam," according to SITE.

Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the recording. Zawahiri is believed to be seeking refuge in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area that is the Taliban's base.
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#1  Some would say that gives us license to snatch him.
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