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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 12:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [947 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mom?

Wingtips on the glasses
Wingtips on the beach
In six years Bill passes
The future's out of reach.

Yet here I am still
Adrift in my chair
Now not as shrill
Thin snow mocking hair.

They brought Dad home that day
A dead man walking, folks
What they thought they couldn't say
About two-pack-a-day of smokes.
Posted by: JHH || 08/11/2016 13:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Damn now JHH that was freaking excellency.
Re-read bell that's good..

I especially liked Wing-tips on the beach.

Nixoooooooooooooon! I will write in.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/11/2016 16:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Chills, JHH. As in goosebumps.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/11/2016 22:39 Comments || Top||

Clashes underway in Dahana-e-Ghori district of Baghlan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Clashes are underway between the Afghan forces and the Taliban forces of Evil in Dahana-e-Ghori district of northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the festivities started earlier today after scores of Taliban forces of Evil attacked the district.

The officials further added that requests have been sent for the deployment of reinforcements in a bid to push the Taliban forces of Evil and repel their attack.

The provincial council officials have warned that the district will fall to Taliban control if additional forces are not deployed into the area immediately.

The latest attack by the Taliban forces of Evil in Dahana-e-Ghori district comes almost three after the area was cleared from the Lions of Islam presence.

The Taliban forces of Evil suffered heavy casualties during the festivities in Dahana-e-Ghori and Dand-e-Shahabuddin areas of northern Baghlan province earlier this year.

The operations in Baghlan were launched amid concerns that the Lions of Islam of the Taliban group are preparing the spring offensive by creating sanctuaries in this province.

The Taliban forces of Evil launched a major attack to take control of the strategic Kunduz city earlier in the month of April but the offensive was repulsed by the Afghan cops.

a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
the security situation of a number of northern provinces including the strategic Kunduz province still remain unstable.

Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Kunduz intelligence chief wounded in Taliban ambush
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The provincial intelligence chief of the northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan sustained injuries in an ambush by the Talibs earlier today.

Security officials in Kunduz have confirmed that Gen. Mohammad Jasim Anwari was ambushed as he was on his way to airport earlier today.

The officials further added that Gen. Anwari sustained minor injuries in the attack but the Taliban group claimed that Gen. Anwari was critically maimed.

The group in an online statement said Gen. Anwari was shifted 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....
after he sustained critical wounds in the attack but the officials reject the Taliban claim as baseless.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan which has been witnessing growing instability during the recent months.

The Taliban group captured the strategic Kunduz city briefly last year but the Afghan forces recaptured it by launching a major operation.

The group launched several attacks by announcing its spring offensive earlier this year but the attacks were successfully repulsed by the Afghan cops.

Numerous senior Taliban leaders have been killed or captured in this province since the Afghan forces launched their annual operation to counter the annual spring offensive of the Taliban group.

Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Top Taliban leader killed in northern Kunduz province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top Taliban leader was killed during an operation in the restive northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Wednesday.

A statement by MoI said the top Taliban leader was the shadow district governor of Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province.

"Yesterday evening, Afghan National Security Forces launched a joint clearance operation to clear armed Taliban from Now Abad village of Emam Sahib District of northern Kunduz province," a statement by MoI said.

The statement further added "As a result of this joint operation, 14 armed Taliban including Taliban’s so-called district deputy governor for Emam Sahib District of Kunduz province were killed."

The ministry also added that 21 other armed Taliban faceless myrmidons were also maimed during the operatin.

"The so-called district deputy governor Abdul Rahman was involved in many terrorist and destructive activities in this district and other areas of Kunduz province," the statement added.

According to MoI, Mullah Asadullah known as Mazloom Yaar, Taliban’s so-called district governor for Imam Sahib District with his several accomplices were also killed during a joint operation of ANSF three days ago.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Gas main?
Interesting to think gas meters and feed lines are all exposed and unsecured as they channel from the service utility into buildings. Few thoughts, in their design, to random acts of madmen.

An easy target to get first responders into the field.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2016 7:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Those Maryland Taliban!
Posted by: Frank G on the road || 08/11/2016 11:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Sure, we're laughing now.
Just wait til someone gets hurt!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2016 13:13 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Benghazi Saraya attacks LNA at Naga oilfield
[Libya Herald] Gunmen from the Benghazi Defence Brigades (Saraya Bengahzi/BDB) attacked a unit from the Libyan National Army this morning at the Naga oilfield, southeast of Zillah. After some six hours of festivities, the BDB force, reportedly led by Benghazi Lion of Islam Ziyad Belam, was forced to withdraw.

It is said to have lost six members in the attack while the LNA which was guarding the field, lost two.

In June Belam’s men were part of the BDB force that tried, and likewise failed, to take over Ajdabiya.

Operated by Harouge Oil, a joint venture between the NOC and Petro-Canada, the Naga field has not been active for some while. It was one of the fields taken over by the LNA in May.

The oilfield hit the headlines earlier this year when it was one of several in the Sirte basin attacked by ISIS.

Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

IS-held Ouagadougou Conference Halls fall to Misrata-led forces
[Libya Observer] Misrata-led forces have captured Ouagadougou Conference Halls in Sirte, where IS holy warriors were barricading as their stronghold in the city, the media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Masoos announced.

After defeating IS turbans in the Ouagadougou halls on Wednesday evening, the Misrata-led forces are now combing through the area to avoid any mines and other possible risks as the remaining IS holy warriors are still positioned in neighborhoods 1, 3 and some parts of neighborhood 2, where fierce festivities are now underway.

Earlier on Wednesday, Dozens of ISIS holy warriors were killed in a massive offensive to eradicate remnants of the radical group from Sirte. During the offensive, Misrata-led forces liberated Sirte University, Police Academy, Ibn Sina Hospital and Al-Jiza military district. At least 20 ISIS holy warriors were killed.

The media office also reported that contact with a Libyan Air Force warplane has been lost. No more details were given, but local reports said the pilot, identified as Brig. Mukhtar Fakrun, is believed to have died in the L-39 aircraft crash over Sirte.

Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

France withdraws its Haftar-supporting troops from Benghazi
[Libya Observer] Military and security sources revealed Wednesday that the special French troops that are supporting Khalifa Haftar
... served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
’s militias withdrew from Benghazi three days ago, saying it is possible that they come back again.

The Anadolu News Agency reported the same sources as saying that they noticed the absence of the reconnaissance aircraft, which are probably for the French troops, over the last few days.

The reasons behind this move are yet unclear, however, it comes following the statement of the member of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Al-Emmari, who said La Belle France vowed to stop its military operations in Benghazi after it was informed that the government is upset about them, besides the summoning of the French Ambassador to Libya.

Last month, La Belle France announced that three French soldiers were killed while on intelligence mission when their helicopter crashed in eastern Benghazi, which was an official admission that French troops are operating on the ground in eastern Libya.

Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Yemen Airports Close amid Intensified Saudi Raids
Airports have been closed and flights suspended across Yemen amid intensified Saudi Arabian military strikes against the impoverished country.

Saudi strikes in YemenThe airport closures took place on Wednesday as Saudi fighter jets continued to hit the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and other cities across the country.

Saleh al-Samad, the head of the Ansarullah movement’s Political Council, called the continued Saudi strikes and the resultant halt to air travel a flagrant violation of human rights and international law.

He said the aerial transfer of medical and food supplies to millions of people across Yemen had been halted as a result of the suspension of the flights.

Samad held the United Nations (UN) responsible for failing to act on the situation in Yemen and the continued Saudi war on the country.
Posted by: badanov || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under:

Saudi Arabia intercepts two missiles fired from Yemen
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
intercepted two ballistic missiles fired at the kingdom by Yemen's armed Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
movement on Wednesday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.

The attack follows renewed air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition on the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Thirteen non-combatants were killed when bombs a snack food factory.

The Houthis did not immediately claim responsibility for the missile attack. In the past, they have boasted of launching around a dozen Scud missiles at the south of the kingdom during more than a year of war.

A senior Houthi official did say that he held the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
responsible for the stepped-up combat, which followed the collapse over the weekend of U.N.-backed peace talks.

"The silence of the U.N. towards this dangerous escalation and mass extermination against the Yemeni people ... makes it a partner in the aggression," Saleh al-Samad, the chief of a new Houthi-backed political council, told state news agency Saba.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Why the UN doesn't care, among other reasons.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2016 13:10 Comments || Top||

JMB, ABT in terror merger
[Dhaka Tribune] Police’s elite force Rapid Action Battalion yesterday claimed to have received information of a possible merger between two banned bully boy groups ‐ Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh and Ansarullah Bangla Team. The new wing is identified as Daulatul Islam.

RAB, however, could not confirm the number of holy warriors working under the new platform and refused to disclose the identity of their chief.

The law enforcers got the information questioning six Daulatul Islam members from different parts of Dhaka from Tuesday night to early yesterday.

After the Gulshan attack, Sherlocks told the media that they had recovered a handkerchief from the scene of the crime that reads Daulatul Islam of Bangladesh in Bangla.

Police have claimed that the Gulshan and Sholakia attackers, and the nine holy warriors killed in a raid at Kallyanpur were from the same group ‐ New JMB ‐ which is a faction of the JMB and linked to 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....
In April, DB police said that they had got proof that a new organization Daulatul Islam was providing financial support to the members of Ansarullah and Hizbut Tahrir
...an al-Qaeda recruiting organization banned in most countries. It calls for the reestablishment of the Caliphate...
According to RAB, the six holy warriors detained are the members of a suicide squad and one of them, Mustafizur Rahman alias Shifat, belongs to Ansarullah Bangla Team. He used to claim terror attacks in Bangladesh on behalf of Islamic State alongside updating IS’ official website Amaq news agency.

A RAB blurb yesterday said that two teams of Ansarullah and JMB had decided to work together under the banner of Daulatul Islam. A website named At-Tamkin was working as their media to claim responsibility for the attacks. The website was accessible as of last night.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team

Razakar Sakhawat to die
[Dhaka Tribune] Former Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
MP Sakhawat Hossain has been sentenced to death for the crimes against humanity he had committed in Jessore during the 1971 Liberation War.

Sakhawat, now a leader of Jatiya Party
...aka Jatiya Front; a political party established by Bangladictator Lieutenant General Hussain Muhammad Ershad in 1986 to lend a veneer of respectability to his rule. Since nobody was amused he was forced to resign by popular demand in 1990. The party remains in existence with about a dozen seats in Bangla's parliament...
, was given the punishment for the torture and murder of Chandtulla Gazi and his son Atiyar of Keshabpur upazila’s Chingra village; and the abduction, torture and murder of Abdul Malek Sardar of Keshabpur Upazila’s Hijaldanga village in Jessore.

"The sentence of death awarded be executed by hanging the convict accused Md Sakhawat Hossain by the neck or by shooting him till he is dead, as decided by the government," the verdict says.

Delivering the judgement yesterday, the International Crimes Tribunal headed by Justice Anwarul Haque said that all the five charges ‐ abduction, confinement, torture, rape and murder of Bangalis ‐ brought against him had been proven against him.

Two other members of the tribunal are Justice Md Shahinur Islam and Justice Md Shohrowardi.

It is the 26th verdict in war crimes cases. The first judgement was pronounced against war criminal Abul Kalam Azad alias Bachchu Razakar on January 23, 2013.

The tribunal yesterday also sentenced seven others to imprisonment until death. They are Md Billal Hossain, Md Ibrahim Hossain, Sheikh Md Mujibur Rahman, Md Abdul Aziz Sarder, Qazi Ohidul Islam alias Wahidur Salam, Md Aziz Sarder and Abdul Khalek Morol.

Another accused, Lutfor Morol, died of cardiac arrest in police custody on May 6 this year. All but Sakhawat and Billal have been on the run.

The defence lawyers said that they would file an appeal with the Appellate Division against the judgement while the state counsels said they were satisfied.

A total of seventeen witnesses testified against the war criminals during the trial. The tribunal finished hearing in the case on July 14 and kept the case pending for verdict.

In 1971, Sakhawat was the a member of Islami Chhatra Sangha, the erstwhile student wing of Jamaat, and later become a leader of al-Badr in Jessore. The seven others were involved with the razakar force.

He went into hiding after the independence and resumed politics in 1986 as a leader of Jamaat in Jessore. He was elected politician from Jessore 6 constituency with Jamaat ticket in 1991. He later joined the BNP and became an MP in the February 15 elections in 1996.

Also known as Maulana Shakhawat, the war criminal is now the religious affairs secretary of Jatiya Party. During the 2014 national elections, he contested from Jatiya Party from the same constituency but could not win.

He was jugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
over war crimes charges on November 29, 2014. The tribunal’s probe body started investigation against him in 2012.

In this case, the prosecution pressed charges against 12 people on July 26 last year. The tribunal accepted the charges against nine on September 8. Finally, five charges were framed against them on December 23. The offences took place between mid-September and mid-October in 1971.

After the full verdict is published, the convicts will get 30-day time to file appeals but the absconders will have to surrender to avail the legal opportunity.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

European colonist stories: Thursday Aug 11
223% increase of attacks against Muslims in France
Submitted by SAT2014
[SouthAfricaToday] The number of attacks against Muslims has dramatically increased in France following a series of terrorist attacks in 2015, the US Department of Sate said in its annual International Religious Freedom Report released on Wednesday.

“Subsequent to the January and November terrorist attacks, there were reports of violent attacks against Muslims around the country,” the report stated. “The Interior Ministry reported a sharp increase in anti-Muslim incidents, up by 223 percent over the previous year.”

Relative of Charlie Hebdo Killer Agrees to Extradition

[AnNahar] The brother-in-law of one of the Islamic extremists behind the January 2015 attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday agreed to his extradition from Bulgaria but denied being a "terrorist."

Hamyd was arrested last month in Turkey while allegedly trying to enter Syria to join jihadists. He was handed over to Bulgarian authorities on July 28 and France issued a European arrest warrant. He was tracked down to have taken a train through Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria -- a route that French prosecutors said "corresponds to the one traditionally taken by jihadist fighters wanting to join the Islamic State in Syria or Iraq."

A search of his computer also found "numerous and recent visits to sites with jihadist content."

Two planes land safely in Brussels after bomb threats

[IsraelTimes] Two international flights landed safely at Brussels airport late Wednesday following bomb alerts that turned out to be false, the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said. The federal prosecutor’s spokesman Eric Van der Sijpt said he could not describe the exact nature of the bomb threats but added they concerned two flights by Scandinavian airlines SAS from Oslo and Stockholm.

“There is still an ongoing investigation concerning a possible threat,” Van der Sijpt told AFP. “But at least the threats on those two planes are negative.”

Danish police arrest asylum seeker who threatened to blow himself up

[AlAhram] Danish police arrested a 22-year-old Iranian asylum seeker on Wednesday after he threatened to blow himself up on the roof of the building where he was staying. The police said in a statement the man had wanted to commit suicide over "a broken heart", signalling it was over a private romantic affair, not intended as a political gesture.
Just the kind of person one wants as a new citizen of one's hitherto civilized country...
A police negotiator persuaded the man to give up his plan, the statement said. Police declined to comment further on the incident and would not say whether the man had carried explosives.

Germany turning away and deporting more migrants

[DeutscheWelle] Germany turned away 50 percent more people at its border in the first half of 2016 than in the whole of last year, according to government figures released on Tuesday. Border control officers stopped some 13,324 people from entering the country up until the end of June, compared to 8,913 in 2015, the new Interior Ministry figures show.

Germany also looks set to increase its number of deportations - with 13,743 in the first six months of 2016, compared to 20,888 in the whole of 2015. The numbers suggest that the introduction of border controls in September 2015 and the increased pressure on local authorities to deport more migrants from Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has started to show results.

The figures also show that some 3,322 Iraqis and 2,305 Afghans left the country voluntarily with government support.

Erdogan fans boycott Gulen-friendly shops in Germany

[DeutscheWelle] Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are boycotting German businesses linked to the Turkish president's main rival, Die Zeit reported on Wednesday. A list of businesses thought to be sympathetic to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen in Germany has been shared on social networks such as Twitter and WhatsApp; the newspaper reported that some businesses were even singled out in sermons at mosques. They included hairstylists, construction companies, restaurants, produce vendors and even medical doctors.

Business owners in Berlin, the populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the southwestern Baden-Württemberg told Die Zeit that they had been yelled at on the streets and called traitors to the homeland and terrorists. The newspaper reported that some business owners fear physical violence.

From The Daily Mail:
Romanian murderer we tried to deport wins right to claim 5-figure payout: He was 'detained unlawfully' - and can stay of course!
Unnamed killer has also won the right to remain in the UK after his lawyers argued that deportation would breach his human rights and could ‘jeopardise his personal wellbeing’.

Italy fears it will see its own 'Calais Jungle' with migrants trapped on its border with France... as Switzerland becomes latest country to struggle with influx
Italy wants to stop Ventimiglia on its border with France becoming 'another Calais' as migrants find alternative routes into northern Europe. Many others are heading for Switzerland.

Austrian mayor says his town has had enough of Afghan migrants carrying out sexual assaults as locals discuss setting up vigilante patrols to deal with the problem
The Mayor of Moedling, south of the Austrian capital Vienna, spoke out after a girl was groped by four men in a restaurant toilet.

Primary school children found an illegal immigrant hiding in their coach during scavenger hunt on a trip to France
Parents of the pupils from the Sacred Heart Primary School in Ware, Hertfordshire, have been outraged by the incident, claiming the school tried to hide the true nature of what had happened.

French riot police use PEPPER SPRAY to deter African migrants trying to cross at the Italian border
More than 100 migrants managed to break through police barriers at Italian border town of Ventimiglia - despite officers' attempt to deter them with pepper spray as video from the town shows.

Dramatic pictures show Paris riot police dragging refugees through the streets and spraying tear gas in their faces as they smash makeshift migrant camps
Officers could be seen rounding up groups of mainly Sudanese and Eritrean men and putting them on buses after the raid on the migrants camp on the Avenue de Flandre in the north of Paris.

'Oi, where are you going?' Suspected illegal immigrant cuts himself free from a Polish lorry in the middle of London... and runs off as stunned witnesses shout at him
This is the shocking moment a suspected illegal immigrant cut himself free from the back of a Polish lorry during rush hour traffic on the A1 in north London - before he ran off into the distance.

Migrants seized on Sussex beach: Five held after crossing the Channel in a rubber dinghy
The five Iranian men, aged between 18 and 44, were found in the inflatable boat at Winchelsea, East Sussex, on Sunday morning then handed over to Home Office officials.

French police REFUSE to make picture of wanted Afghan asylum seeker public, despite fears he is plotting a terror attack on Paris
The unnamed man has reportedly been in France for the last two months and police are understood to have a picture of the suspect, a police source revealed.

Romanian criminal who served 20 years behind bars in his own country but was then allowed into UK is jailed for alley rape of 'very drunk' woman
Sex attacker Cristian-Adrian Lascu, 43, was jailed for 13 years at Hull Crown Court. He left the woman suffering 'severe psychological harm' after he and an accomplice attacked her in an alley.

Rioting Calais Jungle migrants threaten a driver with a CHAINSAW after pouring petrol across the road and setting it alight
Images emerged on social media of a burnt out lorry, on a ring road leading to the Calais port during a night of violence which also saw a UK-bound Belgian
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  the man had wanted to commit suicide over "a broken heart", signalling it was over a private romantic affair, not intended as a political gesture.

"I'm heartbroken I couldn't find any acid to throw in her face after she turned me down"
Posted by: Frank G on the road || 08/11/2016 13:19 Comments || Top||

#2  223% increase of attacks against Muslims

The People, revolting,
Are gonna get a scolding!

Une mademoiselle de La Defense
Awoke from profound nonchalance:
Her tardy response
To a bonk on the bonce?
An outbreak of le common sense.

then again...

It's backlash! Mass violence... by elves?
The newshound who actually delves
In most every nation
Of Allah's creation
Finds Muslims attacking... themselves.

Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/11/2016 15:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember that 'attacks against Mooselimbs' are perceived differently than 'attacks by Mooselimbs'.

An arched eyebrow or naked ankle is surely a 'violent attack against'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/11/2016 16:15 Comments || Top||

#4  ZF and MR, I think you have the most of it.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2016 19:51 Comments || Top||

German police carry out raids on suspected 'IS' backers
[DeutscheWelle] Raids took place in several German cities in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony on Wednesday morning, with police targeting three Islamist preachers suspected of recruiting members and backers for the holy warrior group "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....
" (IS), German public prosecutors said.

A front man for the prosecutors' office in Karlsruhe told DW that one of the Islamists was believed to have given financial and logistical support to the group. He said that no arrests had been made so far. Police officials confirmed that searches had been carried out in the cities of Dortmund, Duisburg and Hildesheim.

The interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ralf Jäger, later said there had also been raids in his state in the cities of Dusseldorf and Tönisvorst connected with the three suspects. A report by the newspaper "Westdeutscher Allegemeiner Zeitung" said that the raid in Duisburg targeted a travel agency with a Turkish name. The agency's owner was believed to have contacts to two youths suspected of carrying out an explosives attack on a Sikh temple in Essen in April. The attack, which is thought to have been religiously motivated, injured three men, one seriously. The travel agency owner reportedly used a room on his premises for holding lessons on Islamic doctrine.

The Dormund and Hildesheim raids also targeted preachers suspected of recruiting young men to fight for IS in Syria and Iraq.

Late on Tuesday, police in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate said they had locked away
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a 24-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker suspected of being a member of IS and acting on behalf of a high-ranking IS figure.

German police on Wednesday arrested another man in the city of Dinslaken in connection with the same investigation. Jäger said that the second arrest was related to "acts of violence" in Syria. He also denied media reports that the Syrian asylum-seeker in the first arrest was planning to carry out an attack at the start of the Bundesliga football season.
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Second man arrested over French priest’s murder
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Police in southwest La Belle France enjugged
Please don't kill me!
a 21-year-old man in connection with the bad boy killing of a priest in a Normandy church last month, judicial sources said Wednesday.

The man arrested Monday in the Toulouse
...lies on the banks of the River Garonne, half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The Toulouse metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in La Belle France...
area is the second to be held in connection with the murder of 85-year-old Jacques Hamel, whose throat was slit in front of worshippers while he was celebrating mass in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on July 26.

A police source said he had been in contact with the holy man’s killers, Abdel Malik Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS. The pair, both aged 19, were rubbed out by police after a hostage drama in which a worshipper was seriously maimed.

The grisly attack - the first committed in the name of ISIS against a church in the West - came less than two weeks after a Tunisian ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the Riviera city of Nice, killing 85 people and wounding more than 300.

A cousin of Petitjean named as Farid K. was remanded in jug on July 31 on charges of "criminal association in connection with terrorism". The public prosecutor said the 30-year-old "was fully aware of his cousin’s imminent violent action, even if he did not know the precise place or day."

Hamel’s killing, which follows a string of attacks in La Belle France over the past 18 months, has raised questions about security failures. Kermiche, who lived near the church, wore an electronic tag and was allowed to leave home on weekday mornings under his house arrest terms. He met Petitjean through the encrypted messaging app Telegram.

Investigators have questioned several people over the killers’ links with groups recruiting for jihad in Syria.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with trying to travel to Syria with Petitjean in June.
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Great White North
Canadian authorities foil ISIS suicide bombing, suspect killed
[BNOnews] Aaron Driver, 23, was killed when police raided his home in the Canadian community of Strathroy, about 84 miles (135 km) northeast of Detroit in the United States or about 122 miles (197 km) southwest of Toronto. It was not immediately known how he was killed.

"Earlier today, the RCMP received credible information of a potential terrorist threat," the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a press statement. "A suspect was identified and the proper course of action has been taken to ensure that there is no danger to the public's safety."

The RCMP declined to provide further information, but CTV News cited an internal government memo as saying that Driver was allegedly planning to carry out a suicide bombing in a public area of a major Canadian city, possibly during rush hour on Wednesday to cause mass casualties.

It was not immediately known which city may have been the target, but Canadian officials emphasized that there was no longer a threat, suggesting that the suspect may have been a so-called lone wolf. Further details are expected to be released later on Wednesday.
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#1  It was not immediately known how he was killed.

With extreme prejudice.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2016 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  More from RT.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2016 7:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Update from An Nahar:

Canadian broadcaster CBC identified him as Aaron Driver, saying he was shot dead during a police raid in Strathroy, a residential area in southern Ontario which lies about 220 kilometers (140 miles) southwest of Toronto.

According to a relative who spoke to CBC, police informed the family that he was shot dead after detonating an explosive device, injuring himself and one other person, whose condition was unclear.

They told the family they had to shoot him because he had a second device which he was planning to detonate, CBC said.
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Two soldiers killed in Bajaur blast
[DAWN] KHAR: Two soldiers were killed in a kaboom in the border area of Nawagai tehsil in Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
on Tuesday.

According to officials, Ha­­w­aldars Khurshid and Mushtaq were taking water to their post on mules from a nearby place when an improvised bomb planted along the way went off. The bomb exploded by a remote control.

The two soldiers were critically injured and died while being shifted to hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast from any bully boy group.

Residents of the area told Dawn that local people along with members of the village defence committee and personnel of security forces rushed to the spot after hearing the kaboom and tried to trace the culprits but to no avail.

Later, security forces and Levies Force launched a joint search operation in different areas near the place of the blast, but the officials did not say anything about detention of anyone during the hours-long hunt.

Matak Charmang, where the blast took place, is near the Afghan border.

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Iraqi helo crashes in Maysan
(IraqiNews.com) – Baghdad – Iraqi military helicopter crashed on Wednesday due to a technical failure during a security mission carried out towards south of the country, which led to the injury of crew members.

Police officer in the province of Maysan, seeking anonymity, said, “An Air Force helicopter today crashed during its implementation of a security mission in al-Majar district, southwest of Amarah city in Maysan province.”

The officer added, “Nine members were on board survived the crash, but suffered various injuries. The helicopter was hit by a technical malfunction, the crew tried to make an emergency landing, but it fell to the ground, which led to the crash.”
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#1  it fell to the ground, which led to the crash
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2016 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  We love our gravity about 99.9963% of the time, then we get overly critical.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/11/2016 10:38 Comments || Top||

ISIS forces attack Iraqi forces in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – ISIS today re-attacked the Iraqi army headquarters south of Mosul using booby-trapped Hummer vehicles, claiming a number of lives.

One of the army officers reported, “Today, ISIS launched an attack using a number of army’s Hummer vehicles that it seized earlier. ISIS managed to approach the army troops near Qayyarah Base south of Mosul, and detonated three Hummer vehicles, claiming 12 and injuring several others.”

“ISIS clashed with the troops for about half an hour. The Army Aviation also participated to repulse the attack,” he added.

Meanwhile, media officials with the Ministry of Defense said that a number of ISIS leaders were killed by an air strike that targeted their meeting in Mosul.

The officials stated, “The Army Aviation, based on accurate information, carried out an air strike, and destructed a number of ISIS headquarters in Nineveh province, in addition to killing 3 ISIS leaders and 12 members, including 3 members holding Arab nationalities.”

“The Army Aviation also destroyed the biggest explosives laboratory in Nineveh axis, killing 3 Arab ISIS members and 7 Chechen members. Meanwhile, hundreds of Mosul families fled due to the ISIS attacks,” the officials added.
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Militants light up oilfield in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – An source in Kirkuk informed that a fire broke out in an oil well in Bai Hassan oilfield due to an IED explosion triggered by unidentified militants northwest of Kirkuk.

Sharing details the source said, “This morning, unidentified militants detonated an IED near well number 34 in Bai Hassan oilfield near Suliman Bashqan village in Sakran area, 65 northwest of Kirkuk. A fire broke out because of this explosion.”

The source added, “Civil Defense teams rushed to the area of incident to douse the fire and take control of the situation.”
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Anbar Antics

6 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Commander of Anbar Operations Maj. Gen. Ismail Mahlawi informed on Tuesday evening that six ISIS men were killed towards the north of Ramadi City when the members of the outfit confronted with the Iraqi Army in a fierce gunfight.

“Army was on its routine checks when they encountered these ISIS men and engaged in a fierce gunfight at Thar Thar area, north of Ramadi,” Mahlawi informed in a release issued to the media.

“Six ISIS men were gunned by the Army in the ambush,” Mahlawi further added.

Militia forces arrive in Khalidiya Island

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced that two convoys of al-Hashd al-Asha’ri have arrived in Khalidiya Island to control the liberated territories and confirmed that extra military reinforcement will arrive in the coming days to back the security forces in its advance toward Ramadi Island.

The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi said in a press statement followed by Iraqi News, “Two convoys of al-Hashd al-Asha’ri in Anbar have arrived, today, in Khalidiya Island to control the area that had been liberated from the ISIS grip, backed by the security forces from the army, police and emergency regiments.”

“The coming hours will witness the arrival of extra troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi and Anbar police to control all the areas of Khalidiya Island and guarantee the advance of the combat troops toward Ramadi Island to liberate it from the ISIS control,” Mahalawi added.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 1 dead

1 dead in bomb attack on checkpoint

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – One soldier was killed and two others injured on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded south of Baghdad near an army checkpoint at Arab Jabour. This was informed by a source in the Iraqi police.

“Security forces cordoned off the area and transported the injured to a nearby hospital. The body of the deceased soldier was taken to the forensic department,” the source, seeking anonymity, added.

11 die in hospital fire

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi Ministry of Health shared today that 11 children were killed in a fire that broke out in al-Yarmouk Hospital foyer in western Baghdad. 36 patients so far have been evacuated to other hospitals.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Health Ahmed al-Rodini said, “The fire, which broke out last night in one of the foyers of Yarmouk Hospital in western Baghdad, killed 11 newborn children and damaged the foyer to a large extent.”

Rodini added, “Civil Defense teams managed to douse the fire and evacuated 29 women and 7 children to other hospitals. The fire was caused by an electrical short circuit.’

Federal policemen injured in bomb blast north of Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police informed on Wednesday that four federal policemen were injured in bomb blast north of Baghdad.

Sharing details the source said, “An explosive device was placed on the side of a road in Taji, north of Baghdad. The explosion occurred near a patrol of federal police, which injured four policemen.”

“Security forces cordoned off the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital,” further added the source seeking anonymity
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#1  Just an observation:
I've been following the Bomb and Bullet Bulletin for almost a year now, and it seems Baghdad is a mild version of Rahm Emanuel's Chicago.

Should we have a similar column for Chicago? (The name "Rahm's Rape and Corpse Count" comes to mind)

A comparison between Chicago and Baghdad would be educational.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/11/2016 11:52 Comments || Top||

#2  similar column for Chicago?

"The Rahmpage," mebbe?
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/11/2016 15:29 Comments || Top||

Coalition warned ISIS before bombing its trucks
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US-led coalition planes warned drivers of fuel trucks used by the ISIS group in Syria they were about to be bombed, prompting several vehicles to flee, officials told AFP Wednesday.

Multiple warplanes destroyed 83 oil tankers Sunday near Albu Kamal, along Syria’s border with Iraq, as part of an ongoing mission to wipe out the oil-smuggling infrastructure that helps fund ISIS.

At the start of the attack, pilots "fired multiple warning shots to encourage truck drivers to leave the area," the US military’s anti-ISIS mission, Operation Inherent Resolve, said in a statement.

"Multiple oil tanker trucks departed the area after the warning shots, and we did not pursue them," officials added.

Remaining oil trucks were "stationary at the time of the strike. Based on our assessment, there were no drivers remaining with the vehicles at the time of the strike."

The B.O. regime came under criticism from some Republican politicians last year after the Pentagon said it had dropped leaflets warning truck drivers of impending strikes.

The rationale is that ISIS presses drivers into service and they are not necessarily ISIS supporters.

Pilots did not drop warning leaflets in Sunday’s attack, which was conducted under Operation Tidal Wave II, named after a World War II mission to bomb oil refineries used by the Nazis.

The case highlights the delicate balancing act surrounding strikes against IS targets.

Civilian casualties fuel outrage and are used as a rallying cry by jihadists, and the military will often call off a strike if the risk of civilian deaths is deemed too high.

But critics have accused the B.O. regime of making rules of engagement too restrictive and shackling the military.

In just two strikes last year, coalition planes destroyed about 400 tankers that were lined up in the desert waiting to take on illicit oil.

In those cases, pilots dropped leaflets warning drivers.

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#1  This is idiotic. The drivers know what they are doing; they are the usual Arab scum that now drive consequence-free. If the coalition force hit a tanker truck every time they saw one there would be damned little movement of oil money to ISIS pockets.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Ebbusoting1030 || 08/11/2016 9:55 Comments || Top||

#2  It lets them load the truck with milk and baby ducks. And civilians.
Posted by: Butch Dribble4355 || 08/11/2016 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  The same thing happened during Vietnam. What difference does it make.
Posted by: illeagle || 08/11/2016 16:22 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought only those who are on official ISJV business and have taken the oath are allowed out of the towns.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/11/2016 19:26 Comments || Top||

#5  perhaps if the job were made hazardous to the point of fatality, the supply of truck drivers would diminish...wait...this is islam...they want to get killed.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/11/2016 22:20 Comments || Top||

Mischief attempted, miscreants arrested, and malicious material removed
Palestinian man arrested for planning shooting attack

[IsraelTimes] Israeli security forces arrested a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank on Wednesday for allegedly planning a shooting attack on a military post, the Shin Bet security service said.

As part of a joint operation by the Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet and Israel Police, Ahmed Abu Rub, 27, was picked up from his home in the Qabatiya refugee camp outside Jenin in the early hours of Wednesday morning. According to the Shin Bet, Abu Rub had planned to open fire on an IDF checkpoint near the Mevo Dotan settlement in the northern West Bank, and maintained close ties with PIJ officials in the Gaza Strip. However, the security service would not comment on when exactly Abu Rub intended to carry out the attack, saying the PIJ operative had “just entered his interrogation so there is no more information that can be divulged.”

In addition to Abu Rub, 12 other Palestinians were arrested between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in a series of raids across the West Bank, and a weapons cache was uncovered in a small village northwest of Jerusalem, the army said. Four of the people were arrested for allegedly throwing rocks and taking part in violent demonstrations, one was picked up for reputedly belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization and the rest were brought in for undisclosed reasons, the IDF said.

In one of the raids, Israeli forces clashed with residents of the al-Amari refugee camp outside Ramallah as they arrested a suspect, who was identified as Khalid Matar by Palestinian media.

“Dozens of rioters rolled burning tires and hurled rocks at security forces. In response to the immediate threat, forces responded with riot dispersal means and fired 0.22-caliber rounds toward the main instigators,” an army spokesperson said. The 0.22-caliber rounds, also known as Ruger rounds, are used by Israeli security forces against rioters as the smaller bullets are considered less lethal than the 5.56mm ammunition used in M-16 and Tavor assault rifles.

Four demonstrators were injured in the clash, according to Palestinian media. The IDF could not confirm the reports.

Soldiers from the Golan Artillery Battery, working alongside the Israel Police, found a large stash of guns and materiel in Khirbat Abu Lahm, located just north of Kibbutz Maale Hahamisha, near Jerusalem. During their search, the troops found a variety of weaponry, including M-16 assault rifles, “Carlo”-style submachine guns, shotguns, hunting rifles, air rifles and revolvers, along with magazines, bullets for the guns, military uniforms and stun grenades, the army said.

Members of the Nachal Brigade’s Granite Battalion also found gun parts, magazines and ammunition in Khirbet al-Aqrabaniya, outside of Nablus, the IDF said.

Gaza man infiltrates Israel, evades capture for nearly a day

[IsraelTimes] A Palestinian man who sneaked into Israel from the Gaza Strip evaded capture for nearly 24 hours before he was picked up by security forces on Wednesday morning, the army said.

On Tuesday afternoon, soldiers monitoring the closed-circuit cameras along the southern border with Gaza noticed the man cross into Israeli territory in the Eshkol region, an army spokesperson said.

“Forces located the unarmed suspect earlier today,” the spokesperson said on Wednesday afternoon.

Though troops were called to the area soon after the man crossed into Israel, they were unable to locate him. It was not immediately clear how he eluded them, the spokesperson said. The man was found by Border Police officers over six miles (10 kilometers) inside Israeli territory, hiding near some greenhouses outside the town of Netivot, Channel 2 news reported.

Israel intercepts Gaza-bound shipment of commando knives

[IsraelTimes] Israeli security personnel at the Kerem Shalom border crossing into the southern Gaza Strip earlier this week foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of commando knives into the Palestinian enclave, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. During a search of a vehicle, Defense Ministry guards and Shin Bet operatives uncovered two boxes containing professional-grade 30-centimeter (12-inch) commando knives hidden in a shipment of tools.

Officials also recently intercepted a shipment destined for the Palestinian electric company in Gaza containing concealed graphite strips, the Government Press Office said in a statement, noting the raw material is often used to make rocket fuel.

The knives and graphite were confiscated, and Israeli security services have launched investigations into both smuggling attempts.

8 Palestinians injured in tunnel collapse in Gaza Strip

[Ynet] Eight Palestinians were lightly-to-moderately injured in a tunnel collapse that occurred overnight Tuesday in the Gaza Strip. The collapse occurred east of the Saja'iyya neighborhood in Gaza City.
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Southeast Asia
Watch: Attack on Thailand resort town Hua Hin, one dead
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#1  Australia has just passed a law criminalising anyone who criticises Islam or makes fun of it

this is leading instantly to more censorship and dishonest reporting as this mainstream story on the Thai bombings immediately diverts blame to political unrest due to the military coup despite the motive not yet being established


It may just as easily be an Islamist theocrat attack, it has happened before in Thailand.

But the important thing is to write in the story: the motive is as yet unknown

and either speculate on all possibilities or none.

but not to misdirect blame before it is even known
Posted by: anon1 || 08/11/2016 18:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Malcom Turnbull's a real piece of 'work', isn't he?
Posted by: Raj || 08/11/2016 19:00 Comments || Top||

Five soldiers, two commies killed in Mindanao clashes
[Gulf Today] Five Philippine soldiers and two Maoist militants were killed as heavy fighting broke out anew following the cancellation by President Rodrigo Duterte of the unilateral ceasefire he had declared with the rebels.

Military spokesman Restituto Padilla said the four soldiers were killed in separate attacks by the NPA in the town of Monkayo, Compostela Valley on Friday. He added that a member of the army's elite special forces unit was also killed when the militants attacked a military camp in a remote village in Valencia City, Bukidnon.

In addition, 12 soldiers and two NPA rebels were injured and three of their comrades were captured in the clashes that began on Thursday afternoon in Monkayo, Compostela Valley. Padilla said the fighting resumed the following day when the military pursued the militants.
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Arson, grenade attacks hit southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] A factory was torched, a military base hit with M79 grenades, and public facilities set ablaze in Yala province early on Monday.

In Bannang Sata district, a fire began in a warehouse at about 1 a.m. and destroyed it and the wood stored inside, along with a 10-wheel truck and stacks of wood surrounding it. Kittisak Mahithimontri, the factory owner, said he believed the arsonists had scaled over the wall and set the building ablaze. It was not known if the fire was related to the insurgency.

Around the same time in Krong Pinang district, militants fired three M79 grenades at a military base. Two of the grenades exploded, wounding three soldiers.

Shortly afterward, a mobile telephone signal tower opposite a gas station was set on fire. A nearby power pole was also set ablaze. In Raman district, four closed-circuit surveillance cameras were set on fire.

The disturbances come ahead of a security meeting on the security situation in the southernmost provinces called on Monday by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.
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8 Iranian Soldiers die in Aleppo
Beirut – The number of Iranian soldiers killed in Aleppo has raised to eight after revealing the death of two senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) officers, Qolam Hussein Mousavii and Ali Nazari.

Iranian news websites, including Defapress, announced that eight Iranian military personnel were killed in recent clashes in Aleppo, Syria.

Meanwhile, the body of IRGC fighter Farid Kawbani arrived to Ardibil from Syria. The arrival was preceded by the announcement of the death of two IRGC members in Syria, Mohammed Hasan Qasmi and Sadiq Mohammed Zadeh.

Anadolu Agency reported Defapress that the burial of three Afghan members of the Fatimids militia Reda Sultani, Merzajan Hosseini and Nasser Jalili will be held in Kerman city and Meshhad.

The number of dead IRGC, Afghani and Pakistani militia of Fatimids army and Zainab brigade had increased drastically.

On the other hand, arguments had increased between Syrian regime forces and its affiliated forces amid news that the so-called Hezbollah fighters are the only ones fighting at the front lines of al-Hamdaneyyah axis, al-Mahrokat hill, and the cement factory.

Military source told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that disputes between regime forces and the so-called Hezbollah increased in the past two days after the fighters from Jaysh al-Fatah had launched a series of attacks in southwest Aleppo.

The source added that they hear over radio-waves arguments and accusations being thrown between the two parties. He went on to say that the regime accuses the foreigners that they are not backing them well, knowing that Hezbollah fighters are the only one fighting after the withdrawal of Iraqi Nujaba and Iranian fighters.

According to the source, Hezbollah fighters are on the frontiers of Aleppo and on the hills of the southern countryside. With that, they are first line of defense in west Aleppo.

The source also reported that the Syrian regime is trying to regroup its soldiers in Aleppo and is reshuffling military posts after many have escaped from their stations.

The military source said the regime has assigned a new leader for Aleppo operation, but he believes that this will not achieve any progress given that the main fighters in that area are Hezbollah fighters and members of Nujaba.

Meanwhile, questions on why Colonel Suhail al-Hasan is not leading battles in Aleppo rose in regime supporters’ circles. Colonel Hasan, also known as ‘al-Nimr’ led in 2013 the battles in Aleppo and Sahel al-Ghab.

In recent developments, the source confirmed that the new attacks will be led by al-Aqsa fighters and Turkistan Islamic Party after they were relocated from Hama and Latakia fronts.

The military source said that the number of fighters is estimated to be at 4,000. He stressed that their military creed is based on engaging and suicide operations. They fight where they are needed and then move on to the next area.

Asharq Al-Awsat
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#1  Asharq Al-Awsat seems to be almost giddy with joy at announcing the deaths of the Persians.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/11/2016 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  He went on to say that the regime accuses the foreigners that they are not backing them well, knowing that Hezbollah fighters are the only one fighting after the withdrawal of Iraqi Nujaba and Iranian fighters.

"you were recruited as Fodder, and Fodder you'll be."
Posted by: Frank G on the road || 08/11/2016 13:50 Comments || Top||

Iran transfers all wounded fighters from Aleppo University Hospital: source
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps moved their maimed fighters from Aleppo University Hospital to unknown place in the divided city of Aleppo, well-informed sources said Wednesday.

Hezbollah maimed were among the transferees, the source revealed.

Iran has own medical department in the government-held hospital in western Aleppo city.

The move came days after Syrian resistance broke a month-long siege on Saturday where almost 275,00 people had been trapped in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo.

Two leaked records by Hezbollah myrmidon on the battlefields of Aleppo city claimed that the Lebanese militia fighters were the only ones who kept fighting the Syrian resistance forces in the siege-break battles.

Syrian regime forces have a low morale and most of them fled their bastions with backed Iranian fighters, according to the audio tape.

The criticism for Syrian army droop and decay was not the first. Two years ago Bashir al-Assad's first adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban, slammed Hezbollah for claims that its forces are the real force fighting Syrian resistance.
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#1  Just in case there are issues with the basement storage?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2016 13:11 Comments || Top||

Syrian resistance thwarts regime attacks in Aleppo
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian resistance thwarted Syrian regime and foreign militias advance attempts on several axes and inflicted loss in their ranks the past two days.

Zaman al-Wasl news hound in Aleppo disclaimed news circulated by pro-regime media outlets saying the regime closed the opening in al-Ramouseh pointing out food items have been delivered to eastern neighborhoods in Aleppo via Ramouseh on Wednesday.

Zaman al-Wasl obtained a photo taken on Wednesday by Rooters photographer Abdul Rahman Ismail showing civilians gathering in Aleppo eastern neighborhoods to take vegetables distribute equally on civilians for free.

In the same context, leader source in Syrian resistance confirmed continuing preparation for the fourth phase of "the great battle of Aleppo" aiming to control the rest of western Aleppo neighborhood and liberate the whole city.

Asked by Zaman al-Wasl news hound of the reason of halt of battles in Aleppo and whether there are any international pressure on Syrian resistance, he answered, "the jihadist factions in Aleppo are working now to secure the road opened from Ramouseh side and hold its captured locations in the three phases of the great battle of Aleppo. Thanks to God, we foiled 5 regime attacks near al-Mahrouqat hill and al-Jibs and surrounding of cement factory."

He added, "about the rumors of political parties and states interfering to stop the battle, it is completely false. No one interfered for that and originally the battle did not start with an international or political resolution. All of the factions are being prepared for the fourth phase which will be announced soon."

It should be noted the warplanes raided al-Ramouseh area on Tuesday without any news of victims.
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Assad's aerial bombing kills 29 people in Idlib, Aleppo
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian regime warplanes have carried out at least 70 raids on northern Idlib province on Wednesday, killing more than 18 people, civil defense workers and monitor said.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said 10 people were killed in Idlib city when regime jets fired missiles into the city's main market.

6 more people have been killed in Ariha town and 2 in Maaret Masrin.

In the divided Aleppo province, 11 civilians have been killed in Awarm al-Kobra twon as regime jets extend its aerial campaign on rebel-held Aleppo after 5 days of historic Aleppo siege break.

...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Big Shirley was still trying to snatch Nunzio bald-headed. She was already halfway there...
Russia said on Wednesday there would be daily three-hour ceasefires in Aleppo starting Thursday to allow humanitarian convoys to enter the city safely, a proposal which the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
said it would consider.

Aleppo is split into rebel- and government-held . The rebel-held east, where about 250,000 people are thought to be living, came under siege in early July after regime forces cut the Castello Road, the main supply route into the district.

Bashir al-Assad's aerial bombing have killed more than 400,000 people and forced half Syrians to flee the country, according to local monitoring groups.
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ISIS immolates 20 in Kirkuk

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A tribal leader at Hawija in Kirkuk province declared that ISIS st ablaze to 20 young detainees as they refused to join its ranks.

Sheikh Nayef al-Naimi, tribal elder in Hawija, said,”On Tuesday, 20 young detainees in Bakara base in Hawija were set ablaze by ISIS as they refused to join the outfit.”

Naimi added that, “ISIS demands huge sum of money as ransom from the inhabitants of the region. It also demanded the accession of women to its ranks by force.”
Posted by: badanov || 08/11/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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