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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2016 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [979 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Alle, alle, such Sind frei!
Posted by: Shipman || 08/12/2016 4:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Kommen kind zeit für bett,
nicht ein flüchtling sein.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2016 12:08 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
CPD bags wrong bagwoman
A young Muslim woman on Thursday sued Chicago police who mistakenly identified her briefly as a potential "lone wolf" terrorist as she was leaving a city subway station last year on the Fourth of July wearing a headscarf, face veil and carrying a backpack.

Itemid Al-Matar says officers violated her civil rights by pulling off her religious garb as they arrested her on subway station stairs, then strip-searched her later at a police station, according to the federal lawsuit filed in Chicago on her behalf.

"Several (officers) ran up the stairs and grabbed the Plaintiff and threw her down upon the stair landing, then pulling at her and ripping off her hijab," it says.

Security-camera video made public shows several minutes of the arrest in the subway. Several officers can be seen pushing through a crowd on a stairway to reach Al-Matar, but soon move out of view of the camera.

The fact that Al-Matar was wearing a headscarf, known as a hijab, and the face veil, called a niqab, "was the impetus behind the actions" of the officers, the court filing alleges. In a statement Thursday, Phil Robertson, a lawyer for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and a co-counsel in the civil case, argued that "blatant xenophobia, Islamophobia, and racial profiling" underpinned the officers' actions.

A police report filed the night of the incident says officers had been "on high alert of terrorist activity" on the Fourth of July holiday when they spotted Al-Matar exhibiting what they believed was "suspicious behavior," including walking at "a brisk pace, in a determined manner." It also says officers saw what they thought could be "incendiary devices" around her ankles and were also suspicious of her backpack, which was clutched to her chest.

"(Officers) believed that subject might be a lone wolf suicide bomber and decided to attempt to take subject into custody," it says.

A K-9 unit searched for explosive materials, the report says, "with negative results," while "the objects strapped around arrestee's ankles" turned out to be "ankle weights." But Al-Matar was still charged, including with obstructing justice after police accused her of resisting and refusing to comply with orders. She was acquitted on all charges at a state trial earlier this year.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2016 08:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You'd think it wouldn't have been difficult to have snuck something incriminating in with the rest of the evidence, would you?
Posted by: Canuckistanian sniper || 08/12/2016 16:03 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Explosion in Herat leaves 4 dead, 9 others wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five people were killed in an kaboom in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province of Afghanistan this afternoon, local government officials said.

Provincial governor’s front man Jilani Farhad said the incident took place in Shindand district Bazaar, leaving at least two soldiers and three civilians dead.

He said the incident took place after a cycle of violence packed with explosives exploded close to a security post.

No group including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

Taliban forces of Evil are active in a number of remote districts of Herat province including Shindand which often witnesses violence.

This comes as at least three Afghan soldiers and two civilians were maimed in an kaboom in Herat city earlier this month.

The incident on 3rd August took place after a magnetic bomb planted in a vehicle of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces exploded.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Roads to Lashkargah City Blocked As War Rages
Lawmakers in parliament Thursday blasted the Afghan government for failing to define a wide-ranging war strategy for Helmand to curb the Taliban advance, warning that the entire province will collapse to the Taliban unless government take swift action to thwart the Taliban offensives on multiple fronts in the volatile province.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) has confirmed that the war is raging around Lashkargah city, the provincial capital, but assures the public that the Taliban will not be able to take control of the city.

Lashkargah city enjoys common borders with Marjah, Nad Ali, Nawa, Garmsir and Greshk districts.

Reports from Helmand say all routes to LashkargGah city have been closed.

The Baba Ji area which is located five kilometers away from Lashkargah, the Ainak area which connects Nawa to Lashkargah and Chahanjir areas of the province have been under intense fighting over the past few days.

"Helmand province will be protected at any cost, Helmand province will be cleared and no threats will reach Lashkargah," a defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said.

Helmand has 14 districts with five of them out of government's control including Musa Qala, Nawzad, Desho, Nawmesh and Baghran.

Insurgents are also trying to tighten grips on seven other districts of Marjah, Greshk, Nad Ali, Sangeen, Kajaki, Kajaki and Washir.

In recent waves of violence, the fighting has expanded in Garmsir and Nawa districts.

"If Helmand collapses, five more provinces will also collapse," said senator Hashim Alokozai.

"It is a normal routine that sometimes the enemy gets more strength and units are forced to retreat from certain areas," said Waziri.

"In the past the commanders have not focused on the security issues and all issues were tackled through smuggling," said MP Naseema Niazi.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has not provided an exact figure about the number of security forces and the Taliban fighters in Helmand, but analysts say that the number of government forces fighting the insurgents in the province were much higher.

The only question before the residents of Helmand is how the Afghan forces despite having more military strength and personnel than the Taliban failed to eliminate the Taliban in the volatile province.
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Two wounded in Grenade Blast in Mogadishu
At least Two people have been wounded in a grenade blast, targeting Somali army vehicle in southern Mogadishu on Thursday night, witnesses said.
Even with this it is safer in Mogadishu than the south side of Chicago...
A witness, said the blast happened when a suspected Al Shabaab member hurled grenade at a military vehicle belonging to Dharkenley district commissioner.

Those wounded in the bomb attack were members of the DC’s security personnel. After the attack, security forces have sealed off the area around the blast site and carried out a sweep.
Posted by: Steve White || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  I get that this is below the belt, but imma wondering what might happen if the oppressed denizens of S Chicago sought asylum in Somalia...
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/12/2016 0:57 Comments || Top||


Shaboobs ambush SNA, AU forces in Bakool
Fighters from the Al Qaeda-affiliated have launched an ambush attack on Somali and African Union troops in Somalia’s south-western Bakool region on Thursday morning.

Thursday’s attack happened at an area near Hudur town, the regional capital of Hudur region, where the allied troops have been conducting a security sweep against Al Shabaab. Local residents said at least three Somali army soldiers were killed in the Al Shabaab ambush near Hudur city, about 375Km south west of Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Hudur and its nearby areas are largely
...but certainly not completely...
controlled by Somali and AMISOM forces, despite sporadic Al Shabaab ambushes on the coalition forces.
Posted by: Steve White || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Libyan Forces in Fresh Clashes with ISIS in Sirte
Libyan forces renewed clashes with ISIS militants in Sirte on Thursday, a day after capturing a convention complex that had been a symbol of the militant group’s dominance over the city.

Forces aligned with Libya’s U.N.-backed government seized the Ouagadougou convention center and several other key sites on Wednesday, advancing into areas that had been fought over for weeks.

Those forces, supported since Aug. 1 by U.S. air strikes, said in a statement that they had taken Islamic State’s “most important bastions” in its former North African stronghold.

But they have yet to gain control of several neighborhoods in central Sirte. On Thursday, fighters advancing on a hotel and guest houses near Sirte’s port exchanged sporadic fire with militants, said Rida Issa, a spokesman for the Sirte operation.

That comes after weeks of house-to-house fighting in residential areas, with sniper fire, trip wires and landmines slowing the advance, reported Reuters.

The fighters are led by brigades from nearby Misrata, who repelled an ISIS advance south of their city in early May before pushing eastwards to Sirte and besieging the militants in the center of the Mediterranean city.

The capture of Sirte would be a major setback for ISIS, ousting the jihadist group from the only city in Libya where it established total control.

It could also boost the fortunes of the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), which has been struggling to impose its influence on a country riven by political and armed rivalries.

In an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on Tuesday, before the latest advances, GNA Prime Minister Fayez Seraj said he believed the defeat of Islamic State in Sirte would “not take too much time. Probably not months, just a few weeks”.

In Wednesday’s advances, brigade fighters found a house used as a laboratory for making explosive belts and seized a number of military vehicles used by ISIS, some damaged and some in good condition, said Issa, the spokesman.

“Military engineering units are now working to clear the captured areas of mines,” he added.

U.S. Africa Command said it carried out seven strikes in Sirte on Wednesday, targeting trucks mounted with heavy artillery, fighting positions, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and two supply trucks. U.S. drones and fighter jets have carried out 36 strikes over Sirte since Aug. 1.

Eighteen GNA-aligned fighters were killed on Wednesday and 72 wounded, Issa said. Among the dead was Mokhtar Fakron, a senior air force commander who was killed with another pilot when their jet came down over Sirte.

From an estimated fighting force of some 6,000 men, more than 350 brigade fighters have been killed and at least 1,500 wounded since the campaign to recapture Sirte began.
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Dirty Gerty from Bizerte
Ran away from war torn Sirte.
Posted by: Canuckistanian sniper || 08/12/2016 16:06 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Cameroon: 4 people killed in Boko Haram attack
[MUSLIMNEWS.CO.UK] At least four people were killed in Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
’s Far North Region in an attack attributed to 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...
, security sources told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

"Elements of the terrorist group entered the Cameroonian village of Gambarou located between the towns of Waza and Mora, killing at least four villagers and setting fire on 60 houses," Bouba Dobekreo, a commander of a regional joint force said.

The bully boyz also kidnapped a 13-year-old in the town of Ashigashi near the Nigerian border, Dobekreo said.

A source in Cameroon’s military intelligence who spoke on condition of anonymity said Boko Haram is preparing major attacks in Cameroon and Nigeria in the coming days.

"Barracks, schools, mosques, churches, bus stations and markets could be targeted," the source warned.
Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Boko Haram sets up base in Bauchi forest
[DAILYTRUST.NG] The 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...
faceless myrmidons are establishing a new base in Bauchi state, a senator revealed yesterday.

Senator Isa Hamma Misau (APC, Bauchi Central) said the faceless myrmidons were relocating to the area from their stronghold in Sambisa Forest.

Hamma Misau, a retired Police officer, told Daily Trust in an exclusive phone interview that the faceless myrmidons had started establishing themselves in Burra Forest in Ningi Emirate Council of his constituency.

He said the Burra forest is linked through a corridor to the Falgore Forrest in Kano state and Saminaka in Kaduna State.

"The Boko Haram faceless myrmidons are relocating to the Burra Forest. It is a very large forest extending to three states and it is from there that the faceless myrmidons are going to other places to unleash terror on people.

"It was because of their activities that a new Police division was opened in Burra but the police cannot carry out operation in the forest because it is a high risk operation.

"They kidnap people daily, and receive between N3million and N5million as ransom," he said.
But the new guy said they weren't going to pick on fellow Muslims anymore. Ningi Emirate sounds Muslim rather than otherwise -- I guess the promise was just another takfiri lie.
The senator said the faceless myrmidons told their victims that they relocated from the Sambisa Forest, the hotbed of the Boko Haram faceless myrmidons in Borno state.

"They also said the faceless myrmidons are in hundreds and that they coordinate their operations from the forest," he said.

"They have collected so much money from the people but because the place is in remote area, it has not been given national prominence.

"The people are highly sophisticated, and to tackle them, we need serious surveillance, intelligence and equipment."

He said when the Senate reconvenes next month he would sponsor a motion with a view to attracting the attention of the security agencies to it.

"I’m going to write to the National Security Adviser, the Chief of Army Staff and the Director of DSS for them to intervene. There is need for combined efforts of all security agencies in order to tackle the terrorists," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Food shortage hits Boko Haram
[PUNCHNG] Intelligence sources say 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...
camps in the North-East have been hit with food scarcity forcing indoctrinated members of the Lion of Islam sect to continue to move out in droves.

According to a Tuesday Daily Mail report, while some Boko Haram jacket wallahs and bandidos bully boyz were seen heading for Europe,
...and so Angela Merkel's people are about to reap more consequences...
others had begun to travel to join and fight for the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Syria.
Come and be killed, all ye Boko Boyz! The Kurds and their comrades will happily spot for the Coalition jets and UAVs, not to mention killing in numbers for their own account.
A source linked to Nigeria’s National Intelligence Agency was quoted as saying that, "They (Boko Haram refugees) will soon start showing up on the Mediterranean’s shores

"Some of these people are trained suicide bombers and fighters, including children as young as ten. They have all been indoctrinated by Boko Haram and they could soon turn up in Europe’s capitals."

Intelligence sources also reported that human traffickers from the ISIS-backed terror group were transporting girls and young men across the Sahara into Libya.

The situation, they said, was even more worrisome because "five children are dying an hour with 250,000 at risk of starvation while parliament remains hamstrung in a political wrangle."

The crisis is being blamed on the instability in the Senate attributed to the criminal charges pressed by the Federal Government against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

Daily Mail quoted an intelligence source as saying that Saraki’s prosecution had been obstructing his attempt to get the Senate to pass a motion to grant £215m in aid to tackle the emergency in the North-East.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  take yer pick the sweet air of faith or the dry bread of realiity - such is yer sustenance
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/12/2016 1:04 Comments || Top||


Shekau's video evidence of growing tensions between Boko Haram factions
[IBTIMES.CO.UK] A video released by the disputed leader of Nigeria-based terror groupBoko 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...
is proof that there are tensions between the two factions within the Islamist outfit, a security analyst toldIBTimes UK.

Abubakar Shekau recently released a 24-minute clip vowing he would continue to fight. The video camedays afterBoko Haram's ally, the Isis terror group, replaced Shekau with Abu Musab al-Barnawi, former Boko Haram spokesperson.

Shekau, however, denied he had been replaced and claimed Barnawi was staging a coup against him. He also accused Barnawi of being an infidel who condoned living in a non-Islamic society without waging jihad.

Following the new appointment, analysts warned the group had split into two factions, one loyal to Shekau and the other to Barnawi.

"The video is another reason to expect some tension between Shakau's faction and the faction of Al Barnawi," David Otto, CEO of global security provider TGS Intelligence Consultants, told IBTimes UK.

"Shakau is probably doing this video appearance to reassure his followers that he is still alive and in control. Without this type of assurance, most of his bully boyz will cross over to Barnawi's faction. This could be a strong message of defiance to [Isis] - Shakau will not give up his leadership without a fight."

Otto added that Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) could be interested in allying with Shekau, given his refusal to accept Barnawi as his replacement.
AQIM was the original alliance. Bamawi's group split off when Shekau chose ISIS instead, as I recall. So we now have the amusing sight of both trading allegiances.
"We may never witness a physical battle between Shakau's faction and that of Barnawi, but a battle of ideology will ensue," he said. "This is an indication that technically the fight against insurgency in the region is just beginning."
Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Al-Qaeda flees Azzan after airstrikes
ADEN: Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have forced Al-Qaeda fighters out of a key town in southern Yemen. “Al-Qaeda militants have withdrawn from Azzan, the second city in Shabwa province, after coalition raids targeted their gatherings in the city” an official said.

A resident said by telephone that the militants had retreated northwards and “no longer have a presence” in Azzan. The coalition strikes intensified Tuesday around the insurgent-held capital. Coalition warplanes have also targeted Daesh.
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Ukraine Says Blocked Jihadist Routes to Syria
[AnNahar] Ukraine's security service said on Thursday it had blocked channels being used by jihadists traveling to fight with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in Syria and Iraq and detained an "IS recruiter" from one of the former Soviet republics.

"The Ukranian security service, prosecutor's office, police and migration service have blocked several channels for the transit of imported muscle to the IS international terrorist group through our state's territory," the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said in a statement.

The discovery was made in a wave of security sweeps across several major cities.

The SBU said an apartment in the government-held northeastern city of Kharkiv was being used as a temporary shelter by alleged IS members who intended to travel to both Syria and Iraq.

"This 'transit point' had four foreign nationals from Central Asian states," it said.

"Two of them had been earlier deported from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
in connection with their involvement in terrorist activity."

- 'IS recruiter' -
The SBU said they held several fake passports from various countries and two of them had been waiting to receive forged Ukrainian documents so they could enter Syria through Turkey.

The Ukrainian service said the four were being financed and assisted by foreign countries but did not reveal which ones.

"Two of the foreigners have already been expelled from the territory of our state," the SBU statement said.

"Investigations into the other two are continuing."

The SBU added that it had also detained an "IS recruiter from one of the former Soviet republics that was being sought by Interpol" pan-European police organization.

It said that security agents had detained another "IS supporter" in the Kiev region who had undergone training in "Syrian terrorist camps."

The unnamed individual is facing a court hearing and has not yet been charged.

Ukraine has been riven by a 27-month pro-Moscow insurgency in its industrial east that has claimed the lives of more than 9,500 people and left around 400 kilometers (250 miles) of its southeastern border with Russia under rebel control.

The SBU previously said it detained four alleged IS fighters headed for Europe from Central Asia and Russia in January and June.

Ukraine's security service has been under pressure to show its strength as the pro-Western government in Kiev tries to meet President Petro Poroshenko's pledge to apply for EU membership by 2020.

Some EU nations and leaders have called the bid far too optimistic because Ukraine not only lacks control of its separatist east and the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula but also remains riddled with other security threats.

One of these appears to the increasing use of Ukraine and its mostly non-existent borders to ship IS fighters to stage attacks in Europe or join the group in Syria and Iraq.

The SBU said it had detained an "IS recruiter from one of the former Soviet republics that was being sought by Interpol" pan-European police organization.

It added that security agents had detained another "IS supporter" in the Kiev region who had undergone training in "Syrian terrorist camps."

The unnamed individual is facing a court hearing and has not yet been charged.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2016 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Russia Says Raids Shut Down IS-Linked Internet Group
[AnNahar] The Russian security agency said Thursday it found weapons and explosives after raiding a string of locations in central Russia to shut down an online group spreading propaganda for 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....
jihadists.

The FSB security service and the police "identified and thwarted" the activities of cells belonging to an international internet community "created for the propaganda of terrorist ideology and recruiting of fighters for the Islamic State", the FSB said in a statement.

The cells were based in Russia's central Sverdlovsk, Tyumen and Chelyabinsk regions, where the FSB said it conducted 27 searches Wednesday at the homes of alleged members, seizing computers and mobile phones containing jihadist propaganda material as well as pistols, hand grenades and explosives.

The FSB said that criminal cases have been opened against the alleged leader of one the cells and three members, whose online community uses the Tajik language, the state language of the Central Asian ex-Soviet republic of Tajikistan.

It also said the online community has more than 100,000 members spread throughout the former Soviet republics of Central Asia and the Middle East.
That sounds like a lot...
The FSB said in February it had detained seven alleged IS members in the Sverdlovsk region who were plotting to carry out terror attacks in major Russian cities, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Both IS and Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front have called for attacks in Russia in response to Moscow's bombing campaign in support of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
IS has already claimed a number of attacks on Russian soil, including a deadly shooting at an ancient citadel in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan
...a formerly inoffensive Caucasus republic currently bedevilled by low-level Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, ethnic tensions and terrorism, primarily due to its proximity to Chechnya. There are several dozen ethnic groups, most of which speak either Caucasian, Turkic, or Iranian languages. Largest among these ethnic groups are the Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, and Laks. While Russers form less than five percent of the population, Russian remains the primary official language and the lingua franca...
last year.

Moscow has said part of the reason why it launched a bombing campaign in Syria last year was to prevent IS jihadists and other turbans from perpetrating attacks in Russia.

According to FSB figures released in December, nearly 2,900 Russians are fighting or have fought with the jihadists in Iraq and Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2016 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  the FSB said it conducted 27 searches Wednesday at the homes of alleged members


27 coordinated searches.
When they do one here, they get the wrong address and shoot the dog.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2016 9:52 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
At least 7 civilians dead, dozens wounded in two attacks in Turkey
[IsraelTimes] Over 30 injured in simultaneous bombings in nation’s southeast, with officials saying Kurdish rebels to blame

At least seven non-combatants were killed on Wednesday in two separate kabooms blamed on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s southeast, a regional security source said.

Four were killed in a car kaboom in the center of the city of Diyarbakir while another three civilians bit the dust in a near simultaneous bombing in Kiziltepe in Mardin province to the south, said the source, who asked not to be named.

Both kabooms had been aimed at passing police vehicles, the Dogan news agency said. NTV television said 25 people were maimed in the Mardin attack and 13 people maimed in Diyarbakir.

The authorities believe both blasts have been carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Turkish official said.

Hundreds of members of the Turkish security forces have been killed by the PKK in attacks since the collapse of a two-year ceasefire in July last year.

Earlier Wednesday, five Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack blamed on PKK gunnies in Uludere in the southeastern Sirnak province close to the Iraqi border.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Great White North
Islamic State claims attempted attack on Canadian police
Update from yesterday's reports.
[IsraelTimes] Aaron Driver shot dead after detonating bomb in a cab, which Amaq Agency says was ‘response to call to target coalition countries’

The Islamic State’s news agency claimed Thursday that a Canadian man killed by police a day earlier was a member of the jihadist group and acting on its general instructions.

Aaron Driver, 24, was killed Wednesday during a police raid outside the home where he was staying with his sister in the town of Strathroy, Ontario, after he detonated a small explosive in the back seat of a cab.

He was detained last year for pro-IS media posts, and an investigation has revealed his extensive ties to foreign jihadists.

An unnamed source told the Amaq Agency that Driver “was a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to call to target coalition countries.”

Police said they acted to thwart an imminent “potential terrorist threat.”

Driver first came to the attention of authorities in October 2014 with tweets in support of IS and justifying the killing of a soldier standing guard at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa by a young Muslim convert.

In June 2015, a court ordered him to undergo religious counseling, wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and stay off the internet. Those restrictions were gradually loosened and were scheduled to expire this month.

A convert to Islam, Driver’s views had apparently become increasingly radical after he began following the war in Syria online.

“If a country goes to war with another country or another people or another community, I think that they have to be prepared for things like” the October 22, 2014 attack in Ottawa, Driver told the CBC. “And when it does happen they shouldn’t, they shouldn’t act surprised. They had it coming to them; they deserved it.”

Still, he publicly disavowed violence.

“I don’t think there’s a reason for Canadians to think that I’m a threat,” he said.

The RCMP, however, revealed that Driver had been in “fairly constant contact” with violent extremists around the world. They included two members of the Islamic State group, a British youth arrested for his involvement in a terror plot targeting Australia, and Elton Simpson — one of two Americans who launched an attack on a Texas exhibition of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed last year.

Investigators searching Driver’s home in 2015 found a recipe for homemade bombs on his computer.

In a video released by the RCMP on Thursday, Driver warned Canadians: “You have Muslim blood on your hands and for this we will have your blood.”

He called Canadians and their allies “mischief makers” who spread “oppression and corruption.”

“You will pay for everything that you have done against us,” he said, dressed in black clothes and a balaclava.

According to Canadian media, Driver converted to Islam in his teens after a difficult childhood and a split with his father.

Public broadcaster CBC said his mother died when he was seven years old. Driver and his father — a Canadian soldier — recounted last year in interviews with the CBC how their relationship had become strained. The father, whose name was withheld, said his son had become increasingly withdrawn.

“It was like he turned out the lights and put a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door,” the father told CBC. “When he was living at home, he was very secretive; a lone wolf. He didn’t bring friends over, never talked about where he was going and what he was doing."

Driver lived away from home during most of his teenage years.

At age 17 he turned to religion. Baptized Christian in his birth province of Saskatchewan, he started reading the Bible, he said, but added “I just decided it couldn’t possibly be the word of God.”

After exploring other religions, he converted to Islam.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "After exploring other religions, he converted to Islam. "

hmmm. why did these other explorations prove fruitless?

Ahh, he discovered the one, and the only one, that promises heavenly rewards for committing acts that all the others condemn as evil.
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/12/2016 1:32 Comments || Top||

#2  According to Ynet:

According to police, Driver had already managed to film a martyrdom video to be shown after carrying out his suicide attack. Police raided his home after being tipped off about his plan and receiving word about the video from US authorities.

Well done to our guys. Apparently in the video Mr. Driver promised an attack within 72 hours.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2016 13:06 Comments || Top||

#3  This POS has been in the Canuckistanian news for quite a while and we were getting sick of hearing about him. Fortunately he has now disposed of himself and the police have ensured that we will not have to pay for a trial, lawyers, court time and prison.
Bonus is that he also totalled the taxi. I only hope it was a Prius.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 08/12/2016 16:10 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Mississippi woman gets 12 years for trying to aid ISIS
[Ynet] A US judge on Thursday sentenced a Mississippi woman to 12 years in prison for providing material support to ISIS after she and her husband conspired with an undercover FBI employee to travel to Syria and aid the group's media campaign.

Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, had pleaded guilty to one count in March as did her co-defendant and husband, Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 23.

Judge Sharion Aycock of the Northern District of Mississippi imposed a 12-year sentence and ordered Young to serve 15 years of supervised release once she is released from prison, the US Justice Department said in a statement.
A slightly earlier Ynet article added:
A Mississippi woman who once sought to disguise a journey to join the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group as her honeymoon is scheduled to be sentenced on terrorism charges.

Young faces up to 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime probation.

Her fiance, Muhammad Dakhlalla, pleaded guilty March 11 to a similar charge and is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 24. Prosecutors have said Young, who converted to Islam while studying at Mississippi State University, prodded Dakhlalla into the plan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2016 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Don't be messing with the Northern Distrik of Missisupuah, you might get tied to the track with the mule.

/V.K. Ratliff

Side note to BadMan V.K. stands for Vladimir Kyrlytch :)
Posted by: Shipman || 08/12/2016 4:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Terror bid foiled, two suspects held
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: The Coun­ter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Wednesday clai­med that they had foiled a terror bid and placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
two men allegedly working for Afghan intelligence.

According to a CTD official, the men were planning to bomb densely populated areas of the placid provincial capital in order to cause widespread destruction.

The suspects, Atiqullah and Abdul Saboor, were identified as Afghans who were working for the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS). The official said both men were held in the Regi area on the outskirts of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, close to Khyber Agency
... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though...
. The official added that they seized an bomb weighing three kilograms planted in a computer’s central processing unit. They also seized hand-grenades and other weapons.

He said the CTD had sei­zed video footage of densely populated areas, where the suspects were apparently planning attacks. He said they were also planning to target a seminary in the Tehhkal area. He said the men were receiving Rs100,000 per month from the NDS and being controlled from Jalalabad.

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14 injured in roadside bomb attack in Quetta
QUETTA: Officials said a roadside bomb went off near a vehicle escorting a judge of the Federal Shariat Court, wounding 14 people.

Fourteen people were injured in a roadside blast targeting a vehicle belonging to the Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) accompanying Justice Zahoor Shahwani's vehicle at Quetta's Zarghon Road on Thursday.

According to rescue officials, ten civilians and four security officials were injured, with two in critical condition, in a roadside blast targeting a vehicle belonging to the ATF near Al Khair Hospital in Balochistan's provincial capital. The blast also shattered windows of nearby buildings.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said the judge was unharmed.

Police spokesman Shahzada Farhat says police officers and passers-by were wounded.

The bomb was planted along the side of the road and exploded as the ATF's vehicle escorting the judge passed by.

Security forces and a bomb disposal squad reached the scene to collect evidence. Rescue teams moved the injured to Civil Hospital Quetta and CMH. Police cordoned off the area as a search operation went underway.

"This is a busy road and the terrorists take advantage of this, planting bombs and fleeing on motorcycles," said Bugti, strongly condemning the attack while talking to media at the site of the blast.

"These blasts are aimed at sabotaging Independence Day activities in Balochistan. I believe these cowardly acts will not bring down our morale. We are in a conflict zone and we will fight with renewed resolve."

"We are reviewing our security measures and you will see changes on the ground."

The minister added that three to four kilograms of explosive material was used in the blast.
Video report at the link
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Iraq
Iraq Kurds Say IS Financier Killed in Joint Raid with U.S.
[AnNahar] Kurdish authorities said their troops conducted a joint raid with U.S. forces Thursday, killing a jihadist financier near a western Iraqi town that is far from where they usually operate.

"A joint operation was conducted by our Directorate General of Counter Terrorism and U.S. Special Forces in the vicinity of al-Qaim near the Iraqi-Syrian border," the Kurdish Regional Security Council said in a statement.

It said the raid killed Sami Jassem Mohammed al-Juburi, a man sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for supervising operations to fund the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, including via the sale of oil and gas.

The statement did not specify the exact location of the operation.

The U.S.-led anti-IS coalition confirmed its forces had taken part in a joint raid in Iraq on Thursday.

"Coalition forces conducted a combined operation in Iraq, Aug. 11, against an (IS) associated target," the coalition said in a statement emailed to AFP.

"We are assessing the results of the operation," the statement said, adding that "the mission was effectively coordinated with the government of Iraq and conducted in partnership with Iraqi security forces."

Al-Qaim is located more than 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the closest Kurdish lines, and a raid involving Kurdish forces in the area has the potential to anger Iraq's federal government.

Baghdad is at odds with the country's autonomous Kurdish region over long-running disputes about resources and territory.

U.S. special forces also conducted a joint raid with Kurdish troops against IS in Iraq's Kirkuk province last year -- an operation in which an American soldier was killed.

That raid was also politically sensitive, as it involved Kurdish forces affiliated with the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party operating in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
where the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, a party that has its own troops, holds power.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2016 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [498 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iranian artillery pounds Kurd positions in Erbil
(IraqiNews.com) Erbil – Sidakan Directorate announced on Thursday that Iranian artillery has launched a blistering attack on border areas north of Erbil.

The Mayor of Sidakan town Karwan Karimkhan said, “The Iranian artillery shelled the border areas of Sidekan,” noting that “the attack resulted in the burning and destroying large tracts of forests and orchards.”

Karimkhan added that, “The attack sparked panic among residents, forcing farmers to leave their fields for fear of being subjected to artillery shelling.”

Iran has begun shelling inside the Kurdistan Region under pretext of the presence of forces and bases belonging to the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI).
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Turkish warbirds kill Kurd kommie kommanders
(IraqiNews.com) Erbil – Turkish warplanes today carried out a number of air strikes on the headquarters of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

Sharing details a military source said, “Turkish warplanes attacked PKK rebels in the Sinath-Haftanin region at northern Iraq, resulting in the death of a number of Kurdish fighters.”

“The strikes followed a PKK attack on Turkish soldiers in Uludere, Sirnak province, in which four soldiers were killed and nine injured,” the source added.

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) resumed its 30-year armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015 and since then over 600 Turkish security personnel and more than 7,000 PKK fighters have been killed.
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die


3 die in bombing in Madain

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior informed on Thursday a bomb blast south of Baghdad killed three persons and injured five others.

Sharing details the source said, “An explosive device exploded this morning, near a popular market in Madain, south of Baghdad, killing three people and wounding five others.”

“Security forces rushed to the area and carried the wounded to a nearby hospital. The dead bodies were sent to the forensic lab. Forces later cordoned off the area,” further added the source seeking anonymity.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jewish man lightly-to-moderately hurt in stabbing in East Jerusalem
Slow day...
[Ynet] The 26-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his upper body; he was attacked, apparently by an Arab, while leaving the Mount of Olives cemetery; attacker escapes scene.

A 26-year-old Jewish man was lightly-to-moderately maimed in a stabbing at the East Jerusalem neighborhood of At-Tur on Thursday afternoon, while his attacker managed to get away.

Police said the young man, who was leaving the Mount of Olives cemetery and heading towards the bus stop, was attacked and pushed to the ground, apparently by an Arab, and stabbed in the back and neck, reportedly with a screwdriver. The attacker then expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.

The maimed man boarded a bus that drove to the nearby police and Border Police post near Beit Hahoshen, where he got off and reported the incident to the officers. They gave him initial medical treatment and called Magen David Adom to provide him with further care, as well as additional police force to search for the attacker.

The man arrived at the Hadassah Medical Center at Jerusalem's Mount Scopus for treatment in light and stable condition.
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Southeast Asia
Tourist towns of Phuket and Hua Hin in Thailand hit by deadly explosions
[Guardian] A series of apparently coordinated blasts detonated across Thailand has killed at least four people and injured dozens, including in the tourism hotspots of Hua Hin and Phuket.

The attacks took place late on Thursday and into Friday morning with Thai police being put on alert for further explosive devices.

The bombings have not been claimed by any group yet but Thai authorities were quick to blame "local sabotage" and rule out Islamist terrorism. "This is not a terrorist attack. It is just local sabotage that is restricted to limited areas and provinces," national police deputy spokesman Piyapan Pingmuang told reporters in Bangkok.

A Thai street vendor in Hua Hin was killed and at least 19 people were wounded, including seven foreigners, when two bombs hidden in plant pots exploded just before midnight on Thursday in a busy bar street.

Emphasis added para 3.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/12/2016 03:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

#1  clearly the work of the Amish Liberation Group
Posted by: Frank G on the road || 08/12/2016 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2  According to The Times of Israel, outside experts are pointing to the southern Muslim Malay insurgency, which technically makes this domestic rather than international.

Here's how they summarize explosions thus far:

Twin bombs exploded in the upscale resort of Hua Hin late Thursday, killing one woman and wounding more than 20 others, including nine foreign tourists, and were followed by two more on Friday morning that killed another person.

A further two blasts struck Friday at Patong Beach on the popular tourist island of Phuket, while two more bombs were reported in the southern towns of Trang and Surat Thani, in each of which one person was killed.

... analysts tentatively pointed the finger at Muslim insurgent groups in the south who have for years been fighting the Thai state.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2016 11:59 Comments || Top||

#3  So who is funding this? Does it go back to Saudis? Or others. Follow the money.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/12/2016 14:50 Comments || Top||


Blasts around Thailand kill 2 and injure scores
[SouthAfricaToday] Two people were killed and many others seriously injured in separate blasts in southern Thailand, police said on Friday.

Two blasts took place separately in Hua Hin beach resort, killing one person and injuring 22 others, including foreign travelers Thursday night. The blasts were remotely detonated by unknown bombers, police said.

The victim was identified as a Thai female while the injured included 10 foreigners, mostly Europeans, who were rushed to hospitals in the world-famous seaside city, police said.

Meanwhile, one person was killed and several others slightly injured in a blast in the southern Thai province of Surat Thani on Friday morning. The explosion took place outside a provincial marine police unit and the victim was identified as a 52-year-old Thai female.

Blasts also took place in the southern Phuket Province Friday morning, injuring a motorcycle driver.

The police neither confirm nor deny the possibility that the rare bombing incidents might have been connected with Thailand’s current political situation.

Last Sunday’s nationwide referendum secured public consent to a new constitution under support of the military-led government.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russia's ‘Secret Mercenaries' Fighting Rebels, U.S. Troops in Syria
[Breitbart] Russia is secretly using mercenaries to combat rebels and U.S. forces on the ground in Syria on behalf of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Sky News reveals, citing young Russians who claim they were hired to fight in the Middle Eastern country by a private military company ran by a Nazi aficionado.

The United States is backing some Syrian rebels who have been previously targeted by Russia.

Two young Russians, identified by the noms de guerre of Alexander and Dmitry, related their mercenary experience in Syria to Sky News.

"It’s 50-50," declared Alexander, noting that he was lucky to be alive. "Most people who go there for the money end up dead. Those who fight for ideals, to fight against the Americans, American special-forces, some ideology -- they have a better chance of survival."

I don't suppose any of these lads were present for duty in Benghazi ?
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US, Kurds forces kill ISIS Top Dawg in Qaim
The ISIS militant in charge of the group’s oil operations in Iraq and Syria was killed on Thursday in a joint operation between the Iraqi Kurdish and US Special forces, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said in a statement.

Sami Jassim al-Jabouri, also known as Haji Hamad, and his aide were killed “in the vicinity of Qaim,” an Iraqi town near the Syrian border, the statement said.

A Pentagon spokesman said coalition forces conducted a combined operation against an ISIS “associated target” in Iraq on August 11 but were assessing the results of the operation.

“The mission was coordinated with and approved by the Government of Iraq and conducted in partnership with Iraqi Security Forces,” said Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman.

Kurdish peshmerga fighters are actively engaged in the fight against ISIS, the ultra-hardline Sunni militants who proclaimed a “caliphate” over parts of Iraq and Syria.

The Kurdish self-rule region in northern Iraq also hosts a base used by troops from the US-led coalition assisting Iraqi forces in the war on the militants.
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


80 casualties in Russian air raids on Raqqa
RAQQA – Russian warplanes launched Thursday at least 12 airstrikes on the city of Raqqa in northeastern Syria, which is held by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), killing and wounding dozens, including civilians.

Local sources reported the death of more than 30 people, mostly civilians. The informed sources added that at least 50 others were wounded in the airstrikes on Thursday.

“The Russian air force bombed Raqqa with some 12 airstrikes today, most of them hit populated neighbourhoods and a crowded marketplace,” rights activist Abdullah al-Munassib told ARA News, adding that only few ISIS militants were killed in the raids.

M.Z., a spokesman for the campaign “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently” (RBSS) that documents violations against civilians in the province, said that 9 airstrikes out of 12 hit residential buildings and crowded neighbourhoods.

“More than 30 people were killed, including children and women, and 52 others were injured. Those were all civilians. While ISIS has only lost a few militants in the raids that targeted one of its bases in Raqqa,” the spokesman told ARA News.
ISIS does love their human shields -- living or dead, they soak up munitions nicely, poor things. Thus the blame is clear: it's not the Russians, O stupid spokesman.
“The Russians apparently do not care about the civilian losses in such operations. Targeting a crowded marketplace and populated districts in unjustifiable,” he said.

In the meantime, activists reported that local rescue teams continued to search for victims under the rubble.
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US aircraft hammers ISIS troops in Manbij
[ARA News] MANBIJ – A spokesman for the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS) told ARA News on Friday that they did not stop airstrikes inside the Syrian border city of Manbij.

After the notable gains by the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Manbij over the past two months, the ISIS militants now only control 5 per cent of the city.

Cuhaid, 43, a fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told ARA News that it’s difficult to hit the last positions of ISIS inside the city. “We don’t shoot at them, and the airstrikes don’t hit them, because they [ISIS] use the people like a shield to impede our advance,” he said. “Because the ISIS-held area is very small, so we just fight by guns.”

However, a spokesman for the US-led coalition said that airstrikes haven’t stopped in Manbij city.

“We have not stopped striking the city. We still apply our controls for avoiding civilian casualties, so as the fighting gets closer in to the city, the more careful we may be about particular strikes,” coalition spokesman Colonel Chris Garver told ARA News.

The US coalition said that on Wednesday 15 airstrikes hit ISIS units. “Near Manbij, 15 strikes struck 14 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions, six ISIL vehicles, an ISIL heavy machine gun, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device,” the coalition said, using another acronym for ISIS.

According to SDF sources over 200 ISIS fighters were killed since Wednesday in attempts to break the siege on Manbij.

Moreover, Salih Muslim, the co-head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD) told ARA News on Thursday that the news reports that claim civilians were killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in Manbij “are not true”.

“Those are merely rumours, because the airstrikes are very careful to not hurt any civilians. Some parties spread such rumours in a bid to slow down these airstrikes, or to stop them,” the PYD head said.
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Syrian Edtions


ISIS executes 1 in Makhmour district

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province announced on Wednesday, that an ISIS member beheaded his father because he approved his family’s displacement to Makhmour district in south of Mosul.

Sharing details the source said, “One ISIS member on Thursday evening beheaded his father at Ghazlani region in western Nineveh. The attack was made as the deceased approved the exodus of his family from Agrarian Reform neighborhood to Makhmour district in south of Mosul. ”

“The killer collected a number of his close associates and members of the organization and filmed the entire execution,” further added the source seeking anonymity.

ISIS detains 8 in Deir ez-Zor for desertion

[ARA News] DERIK – The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group on Thursday arrested a number of its own militants for attempting dissidence in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province.

At least eight ISIS militants were captured while trying to flee the group’s territory in Deir ez-Zor.

“On Thursday evening, eight ISIS security members were arrested after evacuating their headquarters without permission. They were captured while trying to escape Deir ez-Zor,” local media activist Samir al-Khalaf told ARA News.

“The ISIS-led Islamic Police has been pursuing the movements of its own members in the province after receiving information about the intention of some militants to defect,” al-Khalaf said, citing an ISIS official in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria.

In the meantime, the radical group has reportedly detained a number of people accused of smuggling people from Deir ez-Zor to other areas in Syria, local sources reported.
Posted by: badanov || 08/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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