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Taliban Shadow Governor, Military Head Killed in Helmand Drone Strike
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1056 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Okay then, ballet, chess, ICBMz, Vladamir Nabokov and Tolstoy. Other than that what have they done for us lately?
Posted by: Shipman || 08/03/2016 5:00 Comments || Top||

#2  They gave us $35M. Whoops, wait a minute that was not us as in we the people but it was linked to the Democrat Party and illegal. Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the board of a small energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, a relationship Podesta failed to fully disclose on his federal financial disclosures as required by law.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2016 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Just for historical accuracy, the Persians gave us chess.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/03/2016 8:21 Comments || Top||

#4  More likely India ... but quickly spread to Persia from there.

Although, the Russians do seem pretty adept at it ...
Posted by: ExtremeModerate || 08/03/2016 9:10 Comments || Top||

#5  14-15 year old Bolshoi students the year before I was born. I like older women, but not that much older...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/03/2016 9:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Vodka, Shipman. Don't forget the vodka. And those women are hot.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/03/2016 10:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Don't forget Yakov Smirnoff and classic Wendy's commercial.

Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/03/2016 12:07 Comments || Top||

#8  I have found persons from Iran; when asked where they are from, invariably say Persia.
Posted by: Dale || 08/03/2016 14:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Yes SFF, but they gave up to quickly, if they had persevered we would have launched the Manned Orbiting Lab and tested DynaSoar, they did both countries a disservice. :(

We, or they would have been on Mars by now. Stupid EmOhOhEn, that spelled trouble.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/03/2016 14:32 Comments || Top||

#10  Second Dale's comment; dance instructor's Spousal Unit is Persian; her brother was murdered for 'crimes' against the former regime.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 08/03/2016 14:32 Comments || Top||

#11  Some pretty decent piano players and painters. And that gulag dude.
Posted by: One Eyed Jeatch6189 || 08/03/2016 14:37 Comments || Top||

#12  Old grouches grow grumbly and whiskery,
Though why this is so is a mystery.
They cuss, disrespect us,
And try to direct us,
Based solely on something called "history."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/03/2016 14:40 Comments || Top||

#13  Obama and Merkel, Chagalling:
He buoyantly smirking (enthralling!),
She stolidly hauling
But awkwardly sprawling
And stalling and falling... appalling.

Meh. Please to forgive absence of goat and fiddling.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/03/2016 14:48 Comments || Top||

#14  when asked where they are from, invariably say Persia.

Fascinating. When I was a child, the Jews who'd fled that part of the world and ended up in Buffalo (French-speaking Montreal, their previous stop, was too cold), referred to themselves as Persian Jews. But a number of non-Jews who'd escaped the Ayatollahs haughtily informed me they were not Persians but Iranian. Have they now changed their minds for some reason?

All is forgiven for the sake of the verb and the image, Zenobia F. Poems go where they must, not where we want them to, even limericks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2016 15:00 Comments || Top||

#15  Please to forgive absence of goat and fiddling

No apolly wollies! Even without caprine collusion, it was a festival of trans-gerundism. Which I'm sure is a word.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/03/2016 15:41 Comments || Top||

#16  From LSU on an excursion
To spread Ayatollan subversion:
Iranian scholars.
Orleanian hollers,
"Say, cap, is that Chevrolet Persian?"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/03/2016 16:34 Comments || Top||

#17  Damn Persians could'nt handle a 454. Ever notice how few Persians are in NASCAR? Ever wonder why the Scuderia never signed a Persian driver? It's the lack of the extra ankle bone, it gives them cleverness and vicious guile, but precludes them from serious heel and toe work.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/03/2016 17:49 Comments || Top||

Nad Ali Siege Ends But Troops Still Trapped
The siege in Sayed Abad village in Helmand's Nad Ali district ended after hours of fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban rebels, but some residents said dozens of troops are still under siege.

A local police commander in Sayed Abad village, Ghulam Sakhi, said the area has fallen to the Taliban and that a number of soldiers were killed in the conflict.

"We were not provided with further forces to move forward. We were helped by the army, police, and civil order forces and were taken out of the siege," Sakhi added.

A local police force member, Sayed Mustafa, said they were faced with the lack of equipment and reinforcements therefore they left the area.

"It was in the morning when they [rebels] started attacking us. Two soldiers were killed and one other was wounded," Mustafa said.

Meanwhile, families of soldiers said that dozens of Civil Order Forces have been under Taliban siege for the past four days and that they have not received aid so far.

The soldiers have said in phone calls with their families that their ammunition will soon run out if they are not given more.‎

Father of one of the soldiers said: "Government must save them. It should use all its facilities for this."

"My cousin called me and said they have no weapons, ammunition or food and that they are under siege and the situation is bad. He said no one has helped them so far. He said they will be killed by Taliban if they are not helped," said a relative of one of the trapped soldiers in Helmand's Nad Ali.

A number of MPs from Helmand meanwhile said insurgents have attacked seven districts of the province and that parts of the province collapsed to militants but then again come under government's control.

"Collapse of Helmand means the collapse of Afghanistan. It is not like Kunduz that will be recaptured within a few days. Government will not be able to retake control of the province if it falls to insurgents," said Mohammad Hashim Alokozay, an MP from Helmand.

Meanwhile, military commentator Atiqullah Amarkhail said a number of foreign hands are trying to stoke the Helmand war for their own benefit.

"Only one month is needed to clear Helmand of militants – using the available power of Afghan and foreign troops. But if Helmand is cleared, then who will own the overfilled resources in Helmand? Who will own the three-season poppy corps, who will own the precious and semi-precious stones in Helmand? There are a number of people outside and inside government that want to keep the Helmand war fueled," Amarkhail said.

"Government is aware about the threats, but why is it not sending the assistance on time and why doesn't it give ammunition in areas with serious threats?," said MP Fawzia Kofi.

She added: "The Civil Order Police Force members in Nad Ali are repeatedly calling that they are trapped. As well as there is a similar scenario in Badakhshan's Raghistan district where the troops have received no assistance and no air support."

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said that efforts are under way to remove the current challenges and threats.

"We are trying to changing the situation and to overcome the threats in Nad Ali district," Sediqqi added.

Critics said they believe that the situation will worsen if government does not change its war strategy.

Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban’s special forces commander arrested in Baghlan province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A special forces commander of the Taliban group has been jugged
Please don't kill me!
during an operation in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, local officials said Monday.

Provincial police chief Gen. Noor Habib Gulbahari said 4 Taliban bully boyz including the special forces commander of the Taliban group were arrested during an operation.

He said the Taliban capo was conducting insurgency in Chardara district of Kunduz province and was looking to escape to 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....
when they were arrested.

Gen. Gulbahari further added that the detained forces of Evil are in police and have confessed to their crime.

The Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Afghan cops arrested the military chief of the group for Kunduz Qari during a special night operation in Kunduz late in the month of April.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in north of Afghanistan where the Taliban bully boyz have concentrated their insurgency during the recent months.

The group has launched major offensives to take control of key areas of Kunduz province, inclduing the strategic Kunduz city.

The Talibs seized the control of the city late in mid-2015 after launched coordinated attacks on the city.

there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
the Afghan Special Operations Forces have retaken the control of Kunduz city from the Talibs earlier in the month of October after the city was in control of the forces of Evil for almost a week.

The Taliban bully boyz were accused of horrific criminal activities after they seized control of the city, including murders, rape, kidnappings, use of civilians as shields, looting of public and private properties.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Afghan intelligence foil coordinated attack in Mehtarlam city

[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives foiled a coordinated attack plot in Mehtarlam city, the lovely provincial capital eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said a group 6 Lions of Islam belonging to the Taliban group were jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in connection to the attack plot.

A statement by NDS said the group was led by Rahmatullah and the other detained forces of Evil have been identified as Habib-ur-Rehman also known as Bidar son of Nik Mohammad, Syed Yaqoob son of Syed Hussain, Abdul Saboor son of Shah Mohammad, Ghorftan son of Mohammad Anwar, and Zahidullah son f Abdul Wahid.

NDS in its statement further added that the group was appointed by Taliban leader Abdul Wahid to carry out a coordinated attack in Mehtarlam city.

The Afghan intelligence operatives also confiscated 3 Ak-47 rifles with 18 magazines, 2 pistols, 2 binoculars, and some other military equipment.

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

The Talibs and holy warriors belonging to other terrorist networks are active in a number of the remote districts of Laghman province where they often conduct insurgency activities.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban Shadow Governor, Military Head Killed in Helmand Drone Strike
[Tolo News] The Taliban's shadow governor and the military head for Nad Ali district in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
were killed in a foreign troops drone strike late Monday, local officials said.

The air strike took place on Nadi Ali while Abdul Rahim, also known as Mullah Manan, the shadow Taliban governor for Helmand and Mustaqim, the group's military head for the district, were planning to seize the district, a front man for the provincial governor, Omar Zwak, said.

Heavy festivities are still ongoing in Nad Ali, and have been for four days, in which dozens of families have been displaced.

"Twenty two other forces of Evil were also killed in the past four days in the ongoing festivities and 29 others were maimed. Four security force members were killed and 15 others were maimed in the clash," Zwak said, adding that currently the festivities are close to the district governor's compound.

On Monday, Hayatullah Hayat, the provincial governor, said that more than 600 reinforcement troops have been deployed to Nad Ali and a military operation will be launched soon to clear the murderous Moslems.

But local officials confirmed that the Taliban forces of Evil are still advancing in the battle and have taken most parts of Nad Ali from local security forces.

The officials also confirmed that the Taliban attacked a number of civilian houses and torched houses and schools in Nad Ali.

Helmand has witnessed heavy festivities in the past six months in different parts of the province especially in Nad Ali, Sangin, Musa Qala, Nawa and Nahr-e-Saraj districts.

A number of U.S troops were also placed in Helmand to advise local security forces in their battle with forces of Evil and to launch special operations in the province.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [497 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
LNA planes bomb Derna as local MP tries for ceasefire
Libyan National Army (LNA) planes targeted the west Derna today, attacking a house in Saida Khadija district supposedly being used by the Derna Mujahideen Shoura Council as an arms store. According to Abdulkarim Sabra, the spokesman for LNA’s Omar Mukhtar Operations Room, the house was destroyed. However, it is also reported that a child, an elderly man and one other man in the house next door were injured during the raid. The child is aid to have been seriously wounded.

Last month, the Omar Mukhtar Operations Room commander, Brigadier Kamal Al-Jabali, announced that places believed to be in the hands of the mujahideen would be bombed. He warned locals either to seize and disarm the militants, or leave.

The local member of the House of Representatives, Intisar Shennaib, is meanwhile trying to broker a ten-day moratorium on the seige of the town by the LNA in order to give the local council and elders time to try and convince the mujahideen to surrender their weapons and hand the town over to the army.
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

Benghazi explosion: Suicide bomb kills 18 in Libyan city
[BBC] At least 18 people have died in a suicide kaboom targeting soldiers in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

The kaboom struck the al-Guwarsha area west of the city. The BBC was told at least a dozen people were maimed.

The area has been the focus of fighting between Islamist militias and troops loyal to Libya's eastern government.

News agencies said an Islamist group, the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, said it was behind the kaboom.

A security source in Benghazi has confirmed to the BBC that the bombing targeted the headquarters of the 146th Brigade, a security force that has been engaged in fighting against Islamists militias in the city.

The rebel eastern government was formed in 2014 in competition to the elected parliament.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Two conscripts injured in armed attack on police vehicle in greater Cairo
[AlAhram] A police vehicle carrying four conscripts on the ring road near Giza's Nahya district was attacked by unidentified armed assailants on Tuesday morning leaving two injured, Ahram Arabic news website reported. The two injured conscripts have been transported to hospital.

Tens of security personnel have been killed in drive-by shootings believed to be carried out by Islamist bully boyz in Cairo and other cities since the ouster of Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Subsaharan
5 Islamists Killed as Nigeria Army Foils Boko Haram Attack
[AnNahar] Five Islamists were killed as Nigerian troops thwarted a 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...
attack near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the seven-year insurgency, the army said on Tuesday.

"Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE
...not to be confused with Senator Liddy Dole, also known as Mrs. Bob Dole but never as another Hillary Clinton...
accompanied by Civilian JTF successfully thwarted an attempt by Boko Haram hard boyz on Yauri community at the outskirts of Maiduguri city, Borno State," said a statement by army front man Sani Usman.

During the incident, which took place on Monday, five Islamists were killed and a cache of arms and ammunition, including two AK-47 rifles and a machine gun, were recovered, he said.

With the help of regional forces, Nigerian troops have recaptured a range of territories and driven the murderous Moslems into remote areas in the Lake Chad region.

Boko Haram, which seeks to impose strict Islamic law in northern Nigeria, has killed some 20,000 and displaced more than 2.6 million people since 2009.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  I did that for you, Shipman. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2016 11:00 Comments || Top||

#2  LOL, thanks.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/03/2016 13:10 Comments || Top||

US warbirds hammer al-Qaeda positions in Yemen
The US military conducted a pair of air strikes against Al-Qaeda operatives in central Yemen last month, officials said Tuesday.

The first strike in the war-torn country was on July 8 and killed one Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) “operative,” the US military’s Central Command (Centcom) said in a statement.

A second strike on July 16 killed six AQAP operatives and wounded one.

“Al-Qaeda’s presence has a destabilizing effect on Yemen; it is using the unrest in Yemen to provide a haven from which to plan future attacks against our allies as well as the US and its interests,” Centcom said.

Since Yemen’s collapse last year, AQAP has exploited the chaos of fighting between pro-government forces and Iran-backed Houthi rebels to expand its control in southern Yemen, including seizing of the port city of Mukalla.

In May, the Pentagon acknowledged it had deployed some US troops to a fixed location inside Yemen to help Emirati forces there with “intelligence support.”
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

The Grand Turk
Kurd Kommies kill 21 Turkish soldiers in Julmirk
(IraqiNews.com) SUMAYMANIYAH – Armed wing of PKK announced on Monday that it killed 21 Turkish soldiers and destroyed six secret sites of the Turkish army near the Iraqi border.

In a statement issued to the media, PKK said,”Popular Defense Forces launched an attack on a site of Turkish army in Julmirk near the Iraqi border, killing 21 Turkish soldiers.”

The PKK added, “Six secret locations of the Turkish army have been destroyed and a cache of weapons were also seized.”
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Home Front: WoT
D.C. Metro Transit Cop Charged with Trying to Aid ISIS
A 13-year veteran of the police force charged with security of the Beltway's Metro system has been arrested on charges that he tried to assist ISIS.
A fair, honest trial. Then a fair, honest hanging.
The complaint details a years-long investigation into the cop as he remained employed with the transit police. Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Va., was taken into custody this morning at police headquarters and is scheduled to appear before a magistrate in the the Eastern District of Virginia this afternoon.

According to the FBI, law enforcement first interviewed Young in September 2010 as an acquaintance of his, Zachary Chesser, had been arrested. Chesser, known for threatening the creators of the South Park series after they depicted a cartoon Muhammad, admitted that year to trying to aid Al-Shabaab. For a short time, the Charlottesville native worked as a caretaker at the Islamic Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax. He's now incarcerated at the Supermax prison in Colorado.

"Over the next several years, Young allegedly had numerous interactions with undercover law enforcement personnel and an FBI confidential human source (CHS) regarding his knowledge of and interest in terrorism-related activity. Many of these interactions were recorded," stated an FBI press release. "Law enforcement also interviewed Young’s family and co-workers. In 2011, Young met with an undercover law enforcement officer, and several of these meetings included another of Young’s acquaintances, Amine El Khalifi, who later pleaded guilty to charges relating to his plan to conduct a suicide bombing at the U.S. Capitol Building in 2012."

The criminal complaint states that in March 2011 Young told an undercover officer that he "used to torture animals as a child" and "despised the FBI," musing that someone with his skills "could attack an FBI establishment."
Somehow that information never made it to the Metro coppe shoppe?
"Young said that firearms are not allowed to be brought into the federal courthouse in Alexandria, but described a method that Young could bring multiple guns into the courthouse undetected in order to distribute them to others inside."

The affidavit filed with the criminal complaint alleges that Young traveled to Libya in 2011 with "military-style items" and in 2014 met with the FBI informant, who was posing "as a U.S. military reservist of Middle Eastern descent who wanted to travel overseas to join ISIL," about 20 times.
That didn't make it to the coppe shoppe either...
Young allegedly gave the informant tips on how to travel without raising suspicion from law enforcement and how to be discreet about his plans. The source pretended that he left the country to join ISIS, and further email communications between Young and the source were actually between Young and undercover FBI officials.

The Metro transit cop allegedly sent an email in June 2015 asking how to sent money to ISIS "Unfortunately I have enough flags on my name that I can’t even buy a plane ticket without little alerts ending up in someone’s hands, so I imagine banking transactions are automatically monitored and will flag depending on what is going on," Young wrote.

The FBI interviewed Young in December, pretending like they were trying to figure out the whereabouts of the informant.

On July 28, Young sent $245 worth of mobile-messaging gift card codes to the FBI posing as the informant, allegedly writing: “Respond to verify receipt . . . may not answer depending on when as this device will be destroyed after all are sent to prevent the data being possibly seen on this end in the case of something unfortunate.”

Young faces up to 20 years behind bars. It's the first time a law enforcement officer in the U.S. has been charged with terrorism.
Won't be the last...
His Fairfax neighborhood was blocked off with crime-scene tape today as police searched his townhome.

Paul J. Wiedefeld, the general manager and CEO of D.C.'s Metro system, said in a statement that "since I received my first briefing on this matter, [Metro Transit Police] Chief [Ronald] Pavlik and I have worked hand-in-glove with the FBI in the interest of public safety and to ensure that this individual would be brought to justice."
Posted by: Steve White || 08/03/2016 12:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  he "used to torture animals as a child"

Psychos seem to be drawn to this religion.

And I'm guessing if they go through his belongings they'll find he's a secret convert.
Posted by: gorb || 08/03/2016 12:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Somehow that information never made it to the Metro coppe shoppe?

I suspect that the info made it INTO the cop shoppe, but also suspect there are other sympathizers there that 'forgot' to share....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 08/03/2016 14:36 Comments || Top||

CRPF Company Cmdr among 28 injured;Kashmir stands still as restrictions continued
[NEWS.STATETIMES.IN] Normal life remained paralysed in Kashmire for the 24th consecutive day on Monday as curfew continued in some parts while restrictions were in effect in rest of the Valley to maintain law and order.

Curfew remained in force in five cop shoppe areas of the city and Anantnag town. Restrictions on assembly of four or more persons continued in entire Kashmire, a police official said.

"Curfew is in place only in five cop shoppe areas of Srinagar city -- Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal and Maharajgunj," he said.

According to a police handout, the situation throughout Kashmire remained ’under control’ although 15 incidents of stone pelting were reported across the Valley. These incidents were reported from Ganderbal, Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian, Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora.

During law and order situations, three persons, 25 police and security force personnel including a CRPF Coy Commander were maimed. The CRPF Coy Commander suffered serious injury in his face.

As a precautionary measure curfew restrictions were put in place in cop shoppes of North zone Srinagar and Anantnag town.

Normal life remained disrupted for the 24th consecutive day due to the strike call given by separatists against civilian deaths during the protests which erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

Shops, schools, colleges, business establishments and private offices remained closed while public transport remained off the roads in the Valley which is reeling under the violence that has left 49 persons dead and over 5,600 persons injured.

According to a Srinagar based news agency, scores of doctors and para-medical staff at SKIMS JVC Bemina took out a protest march from the hospital premises and raised pro-freedom slogans.

...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
Syed Ali Geelani on Monday came out of his residence at Hyderpora and started painting walls with anti-India slogans.

Geelani, who is under continuous house detention, was accompanied by a few of his supporters and some locals of the area.

Notably, the separatists on July 30 issued a new protest calendar asking people, particularly youths, to express their sentiments by writing slogans on roads, Walls, Shop Shutters etc.

The separatist camp has extended the shutdown call in Kashmire till August 5, calling for a march to Hazratbal shrine on Friday.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

Iraqi Jailhouse Stories: 13 detained

Thirteen suspects arrested in Babel

(IraqiNews.com) Babel – The security forces today arrested 13 men wanted on criminal charges during a security operation from different areas of the province.

A source in the Ministry of Interior informed, “The police forces today carried out a search and raid operation in different areas of the province and arrested 13 men who were wanted on different criminal charges.”

Adding further the source said, “The operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information and the detainees were taken to a security center for interrogation.”
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:

Ninevah Nightmares: 6 die
6 ISIS Bad Guys turn into a fine, red mist near Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Operations Command stated, that six ISIS members were killed in an air strike carried out by the international coalition aviation south of Mosul.

Adding details the source said, “The airstrike was made today on a vehicle carrying ISIS members at al-Hedr intersection. The vehicle was destroyed completely in the attack.”

ISIS moves 50 oil tankers out of Qayyarah

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Oil is a major source of funding for ISIS in Iraq, especially since the latter gets millions of dollars on monthly basis from the sale of oil to the neighboring countries or small local refining units.

Security sources in the Ministry of Oil stated that ISIS used to smuggle at least 50 vehicles of oil on a daily basis from the fields of Qayyarah and Najma, which are located to the south of its stronghold in Mosul, but these quantities were lessened to five vehicles daily.

ISIS also decreased the oil price from 6000 US dollars/ vehicle to 2000 US dollars due to the advance made by the security forces to the oil fields. The incomes have declined by one million US dollars daily since April 2015, after losing Alas and Hamrin oil fields near the city of Tikrit.

Iraqi forces capture two more regions in Ninevah

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi Security forces regained the public road, and al-Hathr junction south of Mosul.

The Media War Cell in a statement on Tuesday, said, ” Armored Ninth Division and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces managed to cleanse the public road and al-Hathr junction, as well as the surrounding villages from Qayyarah base to Tlul al-Bj, with a distance of more than 50 km.”
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antics

Iraqi offensive on Khaidiya Island continues

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced today that the joint forces are preparing to liberate Ramadi and the operations to liberate the city will be launched once Khalidiya, which is situated in eastern Ramadi, is liberated.

The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi said, “Security forces are preparing launch the second phase of their operations after liberating Khalidiya Island in eastern Ramadi. This phase will witness the liberation of Ramadi Island that includes Albu Ali al-Jassim, Albu Assaf and Albu Ziab in northern Ramadi.”

Mahalawi added, “Security forces destroyed dozens of IEDs, hideouts and tunnels that were used by ISIS in Khalidiya.”
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

3 die in small arms attack in Hayy al-Nasr
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior stated that three women were killed earlier today when unidentified gunmen barged into their house and fired indiscriminately towards them

“The incident took place at Hayy al-Nasr in eastern Baghdad. Security forces rushed to the area and transferred the dead bodies to the forensic department and have started a probe into the firing incident,” the source added.
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Soldiers arrest relatives of rabbi’s killer in raid
[IsraelTimes] In overnight West Bank operations, police and military confiscate weapons, money and vehicles

The Israel Defense Forces placed in durance vile
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
several people in the West Bank village of Dura overnight Monday in connection with the murder of an Israeli rabbi in a drive-by shooting attack last month.

During an operation to detain suspects in the killing of Rabbi Miki Mark last month, soldiers of the Yehuda Brigade entered the village, near Hebron, and the house where the alleged terrorist, 29-year-old Muhammad al-Fakih, hid after the attack, the army said. They arrested several of his family members.

Troops from the Kfir Brigade, along with police and Shin Bet forces, found the car that the terrorist purchased to carry out the attack, the army said in a statement.

Fakih -- who went on the run after the July 1 shooting, which also maimed Mark’s wife and daughter -- was killed last Wednesday in a standoff with security forces in the West Bank village of Surif, north of Hebron.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, police and army forces uncovered money that was designated for the terrorist organization Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, in the village of Hizme west of Jerusalem, the IDF said. One suspect was arrested and taken in for interrogation.

Soldiers also confiscated two vehicles that it said were used to carry out attacks. In addition, they arrested seven people wanted in connection with terror activities.

Intelligence information led police to a weapons cache in the village of Kafr Jammal in the northwestern part of the West Bank, where they confiscated a Kashnikov rifle and ammunition. One person was arrested for possession of the weapon.

Also overnight, Paleostinian residents of Nablus threw rocks and burning tires at IDF soldiers and Border Police as they escorted 24 busloads of visitors to Joseph’s Tomb near the West Bank city. The purported burial place of the patriarch is often a flashpoint for violence and in June a Paleostinian was killed during riots against a visit by Jewish worshipers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  They arrested several of his family members.
Hey, they spawned and hid the scum.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2016 7:24 Comments || Top||

Palestinian civil engineering student planned bombing in Jerusalem
[Ynet] Ali Abu Hassan, 20, from the Hebron area,
...so we might as well assume he is a Hamasnik -- they all seem to be around there...
is the terrorist who was stopped while attempting to carry out a bombing on the Jerusalem light rail two weeks ago, it was cleared for publication on Tuesday.

Abu Hassan, a civil engineering student at the Polytechnic University in Hebron, made the pipe bombs he planned on using for the attack himself.

According to prosecutor's statement filed by police on Tuesday, Abu Hassan left a will at the university before setting out to commit the attack.

A Jerusalem police investigation found that the terrorist carried out tests before the attempted attack, practicing setting off explosives in open areas in the Hebron district. At first, he built and blew up a small pipe bomb, and after the success of this test he built a bigger bomb from several pipes, adding shrapnel to increase the damage the explosive could do. After the success of this test, he built a similar bomb, put it in his bag, and left for Jerusalem.

The investigation also found that three days before the attempted attack, Abu Hassan crossed the Green Line where there is no separation fence. He got to Jerusalem, toured the city, and slept at the plantations in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood.

While searching for a location to carry out his attack, he also entered a restaurant and considered setting off his bomb there, but eventually decided he could hurt more people by blowing it up inside a light rail car.

On July 17, near 9am, Abu Hassan arrived at the Jaffa Center stop, where he was observing passersby. It was then that he was spotted by a vigilant security guard who asked Abu Hassan to open his bag for inspection. The terrorist ignored the request, which led the security guard to restrain him by force while another guard took the bag.

Abu Hassan could not set off his bomb while he was questioned by the security guard because it could only be set off by lighting a fuse, which he could not do. While the fuse would have allowed Abu Hassan enough time to escape the kaboom, he told interrogators he "didn't mind committing suicide." During his interrogation, Abu Hassan expressed regret for his actions. The court extended his remand until Friday, when he will be indicted for attempted murder.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [305 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Let's really screw the Joooooooos by building a working sewage system!

Kill heeeeem!
Posted by: Shipman || 08/03/2016 18:04 Comments || Top||

#2  "Hassan expressed regret for his actions"

Regrets he got caught.
Posted by: Barbara || 08/03/2016 18:18 Comments || Top||

#3  That wasn't very civil.
Posted by: gorb || 08/03/2016 18:39 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Four policemen, cyclist injured by bombs in southern Thailand
[The Nation] Four border policemen and a civilian were wounded in a double bombing attack in Songkha province yesterday morning, while two village defense volunteers suffered minor injuries when a third bomb exploded in front of a school in Pattani province.

The policemen were injured in the first explosion in Saba Yoi. Five minutes later a female riding by on a bicycle was slightly hurt by a blast in the middle of a road just a kilometer from the first incident. It was believed that the second bomb was intended to harm officials responding to the first incident.

In Khok Pho, two defense volunteers guarding a school were slightly injured by an explosion in front of the school.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

Maoist militant killed in Surigao encounter
[Gulf Today] A militant from the communist New People's Army was killed in an clash with government security forces in Surigao del Norte province. Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said a combined team of soldiers and policemen killed the insurgent in an encounter in a remote village in the town of Malimono.

Citing initial reports, Padilla said a team of soldiers and policemen were on Monday morning sent to check on the complaints that NPA members were extorting food and money from local villagers. After a brief heavy exchange of gunfire, the miltants fled and left behind the body of their slain comrade along with an AK47 rifle.

This was the first reported battle between Philippine security forces and the NPA since Duterte on Saturday lifted the unilateral cease-fire he had declared with the Maoist militants on July 25.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Boy killed by stray bullet in ongoing Basilan operation
[Inquirer] An 8-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a stray bullet in Tipo-Tipo town in Basilan, during the ongoing military operations against the Abu Sayyaf.

Dr. Arlyn Jumaoas said the boy was referred to her for medical treatment on Friday. She said X-rays showed that a bullet was lodged inside the boy's head. He died Saturday afternoon.

The physician said the boy was from Barangay Limbo Upas in Tipo-Tipo where Army soldiers and the Abu Sayyaf have been clashing. "This boy was inside his home with other kids (when he was hit by stray bullet)," Jumaoas added.

Birgen Saharin, a local resident, said Philippine troops have been pounding some areas in her town, her family and neighbors. She said, "We are afraid to return home as we might get hit by the ground and aerial attacks."

Mayor Darussalam Ladjid of Al Barka town said security forces have been conducting air strikes to flush the Abu Sayyaf from their forest lair.

But military spokesman Filemon Tan Jr. said they have received no reports about a boy hit by stray bullet during air strikes. He said, "Our airstrikes are guided by forward observers who see the battle area and these areas are isolated from populated areas and communities. Our pilots engage targets based on our rules of engagement."
Posted by: ryuge || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf

Rooshun warbirds hit rebel troops near Aleppo
Russian warplanes pounded the southern edges of Syria’s Aleppo city overnight, slowing a “last chance” rebel offensive against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, a monitor said Tuesday.

Militants and rebel groups launched a major assault Sunday on the southern edges of the divided city in a bid to break a government siege of eastern opposition-held neighborhoods.

But government fighters backed by Russia’s air force have put up a fierce defense of the southwestern outskirts.

“The Russian raids didn’t stop all night on the front lines” there, said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group.

“This has slowed the offensive and allowed regime troops to retake five of the eight positions that rebels had taken since Sunday,” he added.

Abdel Rahman said opposition fighters from the Fateh al-Sham Front, formerly Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, and allied Islamists were struggling to hold positions they had seized.

The primary goal of the rebel assault is to seize the Ramussa district on the city’s southern outskirts, used as the main access route for regime forces and civilians living in government-controlled parts of Aleppo.

Capturing Ramussa would simultaneously cut off government forces and give rebels a new access route to their besieged neighborhoods in east Aleppo.

The Observatory said 50 rebels and allied jihadists had been killed since the operation began on Sunday, as well as dozens of regime troops.

At least 30 civilians have been killed since Sunday in opposition bombardment of government-held southwestern districts of Aleppo, the monitor said.

The city was once Syria’s economic powerhouse but has been ravaged by fighting, particularly in recent months as rebels and the regime each try to assert control.

According to a Syrian military source, about 5,000 pro-regime fighters, including Iranian forces and the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, are taking part in the battle for the city, including fighting north of Aleppo.

Facing off against them are thousands of fighters from the Fateh al-Sham Front and allied Islamists including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction.

The Observatory called it the largest assault by rebel forces in Aleppo since 2012, when violence first broke out there and opposition fighters seized half the city.

“This battle is the last chance for rebels. If they lose, it will be difficult for them to launch a new assault to break the siege,” Abdel Rahman said.
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

The Beatings Will Continue: Syrian Edtion
Mama looks thrilled she's been freed.
Syrian rebel frees parents from ISIS controlled area

[ARA News] MANBIJ – The Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) commander of the Manbij Military Council, Adnan Abu Amjad, managed to free his own parents from militants of the Islamic State (ISIS), officials said on Tuesday.

“Every day our [SDF] forces are liberating hundreds of people,” said Salih Muslim, the co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). “Today, the commander of the SDF forces in Manbij freed his own parents in a special operation inside Manbij city,” he told ARA News.

“Also, nearly 2,000 civilians were liberated from ISIS fist by the Syrian Democratic Forces in Manbij today,” the Kurdish official said.

Adnan Abu Amjad was unable to see his family for nearly two years, after Manbij city was taken by ISIS jihadis.

ISIS did not find out about Adnan Abu Amjad’s presence in the city of Manbij.

According to the SDF officer Mustafa Manbiji, their forces have special units to liberate civilians from ISIS.

“Our forces are divided in two parts: one to liberate the city of Manbij, the other to liberate civilians,” he told ARA News.

“Now every day we are liberating 100-200 civilians. Before this 1000s were liberated,” he said. “But the numbers of civilians left is not so much, just the small suburbs. When we reach there, we will liberate them too,” he added.

Thousands of Civilians Liberated
On Saturday, the SDF freed some 3,000 civilians after making more advances against the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in the city of Manbij, the SDF leadership reported.

Speaking to ARA News, the official spokesman of the SDF-led Manbij Military Council Sharvan Darwish said they have freed nearly 3,000 cvilians after their forces took control of the Al-Jazeera road in Manbij city in Syria’s northern Aleppo province.

“Everyday we are liberating civilians who were trapped inside clashes districts and take them to safe areas,” he said.

“In the last few days our forces were able to release 500 to 1000 civilians per day, however today the number has increased after we liberated the Al Jazeera road,” the SDF official told ARA News.

ISIS militants have been using the trapped civilians as human shield in order to halt the advance made by SDF forces. The group has also killed dozens of people who tried to escape the city of Manbij.

The Kurdish-led SDF forces accepted an initiative by the Manbij notable citizens to open a humanitarian corridor, but so far, ISIS did not respond to any initiative to free civilians stranded in the war-torn city.

“More than 70 per cent of Manbij is officially liberated. Our forces are now tightening the siege over the city. The ISIS militants will soon collapse in Manbij, and we are not far from liberating the city centre,” Darwish concluded.
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Inline FTW - momma says "What's changed? Sweet F A"
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/03/2016 2:35 Comments || Top||

Reports of chemical gas attacks in 2 Syrian cities
[CNN] Two chemical gas attacks have been reported in northern Syria, one in the region where a Russian helicopter was downed a day earlier, killing all five people on board.

In the first alleged attack, cylinders suspected of containing chlorine gas were dropped in residential areas in the city of Saraqeb in Idlib province, the anti-regime, voluntary search-and-rescue group Idlib Civil Defence said in a statement posted to its Facebook page.

Russia, Syria's key military backer, has vehemently denied that a chemical attack took place. In a blurb carried by Russian and Syrian state news agencies, Kremlin front man Dmitry Peskov said that the claims of chlorine usage were fabricated by the media.

In the second alleged incident, the Syrian government claimed that "terrorist groups" carried out a gas attack that killed five people in the old town of the besieged city of Aleppo on Tuesday afternoon, according to the state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...

"Five non-combatants were killed and eight others suffered suffocation due to a terrorist attack with shells containing poisonous gas," the city's health director Mohamad Hazouri told SANA, which reported two others were killed and 17 others injured in separate terrorist attacks in the city Tuesday.

Aleppo is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northeast of Saraqeb.

Reports of the alleged chemical attacks came as a CNN stringer in rebel-held eastern Aleppo said intense Arclight airstrikes and artillery assaults were under way in the area -- the fiercest bombardment in the five years of the conflict, he said.

The assault was a counteroffensive from Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies following advances by rebel forces pushing to break the government siege that has been choking their territory.

The city's eastern neighborhoods were completely encircled by government troops last week, cutting off all supply lines.

In the Saraqeb attack, the gas, which the statement said smelled like chlorine, caused 30 cases of breathing difficulties, the Idlib Civil Defence -- also known as the White Helmets -- said.

CNN has spoken with a doctor in Saraqeb who said he treated some of those affected by the alleged attack, who said their symptoms were consistent with those "of someone who has suffered from chlorine poisoning."

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Terror Networks
How a Secretive Branch of ISIS Built a Global Network of Killers
[NYT] A jailhouse interview with a German man who joined the Islamic State reveals the workings of a unit whose lieutenants are empowered to plan attacks around the world.

BREMEN, Germany -- Believing he was answering a holy call, Harry Sarfo left his home in the working-class city of Bremen last year and drove for four straight days to reach the territory controlled by the Islamic State in Syria.

He barely had time to settle in before members of the Islamic State’s secret service, wearing masks over their faces, came to inform him and his German friend that they no longer wanted Europeans to come to Syria. Where they were really needed was back home, to help carry out the group’s plan of waging terrorism across the globe.

"He was speaking openly about the situation, saying that they have loads of people living in European countries and waiting for commands to attack the European people," Mr. Sarfo recounted on Monday, in an interview with The New York Times conducted in English inside the maximum-security prison near Bremen. "And that was before the Brussels attacks, before the Paris attacks."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2016 12:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Don't forget the willingness of Western leaders to help them out.
Posted by: gorb || 08/03/2016 15:09 Comments || Top||

#2  The Trojan Horse of Virtue harbors within its belly your death.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/03/2016 21:48 Comments || Top||

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