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Taliban takes control of Dahana-e-Ghori in North of Afghanistan
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [971 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Curves and curl...
Posted by: jay-dubya || 08/15/2016 9:25 Comments || Top||

#2  And nakkid as an egg except for a discretely placed veil. Why do veils hate us?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/15/2016 10:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Va va va voooom!!

Now that looks like a real woman!!
Posted by: AlanC || 08/15/2016 13:06 Comments || Top||

#4  bewbz discreetly hid
we wonder at this era
hey is that grandma?
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/15/2016 21:54 Comments || Top||

#5  A miserable Moslem of Needham,
Despising the WASPs for their freedom,
Indicts his ham sammich:
"Oy, vey! Though I'm famished,
I'll just take two slices and edam."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/15/2016 22:41 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Milwaukee: Blacks defend career criminal after he was shot dead
The decline of the Rule of Law continues.

Reuters - One person shot, officer injured in second night of Milwaukee protests
Posted by: SAT2014 || 08/15/2016 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [510 views] Top|| File under:

#1  [Gateway Pundit] Milwaukee Alderman Threatens More Rioting If Inequities of Oppressed Community Not Rectified (VIDEO)

“This is a warning cry. Do we continue with the inequities, the injustice, the unemployment, the undereducation that creates these byproducts that we seen this evening? Do we continue that… The black people of Milwaukee are tired of living under this oppression… This is what it’s like living under this oppression… No one here can deny the fact that there is problems, racial problems here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that have to be closely not examined but rectified. Rectify this immediately because if you don’t this vision of downtown, all of that, you one day away. You one day away.”
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2016 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Soon as I fix the flat on the DeLorean I am going to make Eli Whitney an offer.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/15/2016 9:19 Comments || Top||

#3  The only people who are oppressing blacks are professional parasites like this Khalif Rainey who encourage blacks to blame all their problems on white people and "racism."
Posted by: Dave D. || 08/15/2016 9:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Why are these Democratic Party machine owned and operated cities such hellholes of oppression?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/15/2016 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Hopefully this doesn't impact Mayor Barrett's ridiculous multi-million dollar streetcar project through the 'nicer' parts of downtown.

That would be terrible.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/15/2016 9:25 Comments || Top||

#6  I look at the violence that has taken over our cities and think, "This cannot go on."

Then I read about the Middle East in the 'Burg and think, "Oh, yes it can."
Posted by: jay-dubya || 08/15/2016 9:30 Comments || Top||

#7  It's part of Obama's legacy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/15/2016 12:05 Comments || Top||

#8  They're all "victims", you know. That makes it OK.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/15/2016 12:50 Comments || Top||

#9  the question I have is why isn't BLM otherwise known as Barbarian Lives Matter not concerned about the five deaths in nine hours on Milwaukee's north side Friday night.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 08/15/2016 17:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Keep voting demorat and expect a different outcome. Rinse and Repeat.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/15/2016 18:50 Comments || Top||

#11  Sure JohnQC, but this stuff was all figured out way before Obama was a glimmer in a Kenyan Communist + Cultural Anthropolgist's eye. This shit has been a long time coming, we kinda snored through the first three acts but the 4th act is gonna be riveting
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/15/2016 22:03 Comments || Top||

Taliban takes control of Dahana-e-Ghori in North of Afghanistan
The Taliban militants have taken control of Dahana-e-Ghori district in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan earlier tonight.

A provincial council member speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed the fall of the district.

The government security officials have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on Dahana-e-Ghori district four days ago that led to heavy clashes in the area until the control of the district was fully taken earlier tonight.

This comes as the Afghan forces cleared the district from the Taliban presence by launching a major operation around three months ago.

The Taliban insurgents also suffered heavy casualties during the clashes 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 militants of the Taliban group are preparing the spring offensive by creating sanctuaries in this province.

The Taliban insurgents 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 security forces.

However, the security situation of a number of northern provinces including the strategic Kunduz province still remain unstable.
Posted by: badanov || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Clashes Ongoing In Baghlan Districts
Local authorities in Baghlan said Sunday that clashes are ongoing in the province and that the Taliban has surrounded four police check posts in Baghlan-e-Markazi and Dahane Ghori districts.

According to them, clashes in the two districts have been ongoing since Saturday evening and started after dozens of insurgents attacked the districts.

Officials also said that four civilians have so far been killed and four others wounded.

They said that an Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander was among five local police members killed. In addition, the Taliban has also reportedly seized two Humvees belonging to security forces.

Baghlan police chief Gen. Noor Habib Gulbahari said: "A commander and his four men were martyred at their station and the commander of another station was wounded. Taliban have control over these police stations. We will start our operation to retake these strongholds."

Gulbahari added: "Insurgents carried out five aggressive attacks on Dahan Ghory district. We defeated their attacks, as a result five insurgents were killed and two others wounded."

Meanwhile a Baghlan resident, Akbar, said: "People were caught in the fight and lots of mortars smashed into their houses. Four persons were martyred from one house and three others wounded."

Shir Agha, another local resident said: "A mortar smashed into a house, it killed three women and wounded another woman and a few men. Another mortar smashed into my own house. Lots of animals were killed, houses were destroyed and people lost whatever they had."

Security forces have meanwhile appealed for reinforcements.

Mohammad Zarif Zarif, a member of Baghlan's provincial council, said: "The morale of the security forces is weak as they are unable to defeat the insurgents. Poor war management has caused us to lose lots of places to the Taliban."
Posted by: badanov || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Heavy Clashes Ongoing in Helmand's Garmsir District
Local security officials in Helmand said on Sunday that heavy clashes are ongoing in Garmsir district in the province and that all shops have been closed in the district's main market since Saturday.

According to TOLOnews' Karim Amini, Garmsir's main market fell to the Taliban on Saturday but was retaken on Sunday.

He quoted local officials, saying that security forces have control over the district chief's office, police chief office and an army battalion in the district while other parts witness the presence of Taliban.

Meanwhile, a number of Garmsir residents said they are fed up with the situation and that they want an end to insecurity and conflict in their district.

Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
U.S Special Forces kill 30 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia
[NEWS.XINHUANET] The United States Special Forces have killed more than 30 Al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
snuffies including senior commanders during two separate security operations in southern Somalia in the past four days.

Sources close to the government army told Xinhua on Sunday that the operations which took place on Aug. 10 and 13 targeted bully boyz in Sakow town in Middle Jubba region.

"The U.S. backed by Somali commandos hit Al-Shabaab targets in Sakow town, killing 30 snuffies in separate security operations that took place on Aug. 10 and Aug 13. Senior members of the terror group were killed," the source who declined to be identified told Xinhua by telephone.

He said Al-Shabaab leader, Abu Ubeida is suspected to be either killed or captured during the operation. Three of his deputies including the front man of the group, Abu Mus'ab and another identified as Abu Omar were among those killed.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  during two separate security operations
sure, there was shooting, explosions and intel gathering but 30 deaths is no combat mission.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2016 3:23 Comments || Top||

#2  SOG types now active in Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Syria. Rumors indicate their presence in Nigeria and Chad/Niger. I guess the JV team was a little tougher than cooked military intel has reported.
Posted by: Glairong Sforza7574 || 08/15/2016 9:30 Comments || Top||

#3  SOG? Special Operations... but what does the G stand for? My thanks in advance for the translation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2016 21:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Group
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2016 21:38 Comments || Top||

Isiolo terror suspects had been to Somalia in 2012 for radicalisation
[Standard Digital (Kenya)] Two terror suspects tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in Isiolo County earlier this month had been to Somalia where they were radicalised. Police say Remmy Victor Odera alias Musa Busia and Abdi Muhamud Hillow alias Twalib were in Somalia in 2012. They were arrested on August 1, 2016 as they travelled to a contact in Isiolo township. They had been trailed from western Kenya where an Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
terror group radicalisation and recruitment cell has been discovered. A police report seen by Standard says Musa Busia first travelled to Somalia in 2012 from where he underwent military training and discretely returned to the country. "Since his return, he has been radicalising and recruiting youth mostly in Busia, Isiolo and Marsabit using the cover that he is a herbalist," says the report. At the time of their arrest in Isiolo, police recovered from their hideout an assortment radicalisation materials which included CDs and VCDs that preach Islamic extremism, books, several items for assembling IEDs. The materials included electrical wires, nails, ball bearings, soldering wires, petrol in a five-litre jerican, several Safaricom, YU and Orange SIM cards, several flash disks and handsets without phone line.
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Tajouri’s militia attack Tripoli intelligence buildings
Tripoli, 14 August 2016:

Tripoli is tense this evening after Haitham Tajouri sent his Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade militia to attack predominantly Misratan intelligence personnel in the capital today and is thought to want to arrest Sheikh Sadek Ghariani, head of the Dar Al-Islam.

The chief of intelligence, Mohamed Muftah Nuh, a Misratan, is believed to be on a visit to Turkey.

In early morning raids with technicals and armoured cars, members of Tajouri’s TRB took over the Intelligence HQ in Fornaj, a building in Salaheddin and a site in Ain Zara as well as the intelligence offices at Mitiga Airport and Tripoli port.

There are unconfirmed reports that one man died in the Fornaj attack. The three portable cabins used by intelligence officers in Ain Zara came under heavy fire early in the morning and were burnt down. Militiamen also stormed some nearby apartments apparently searching for particular individuals.

Though no precise figure is yet clear, one source has said that “many” intelligence personnel have been seized. It is also understood that Tajouri’s men were supported by some intelligence officers who oppose what they see as Misratan and Islamist domination of the intelligence apparatus.

Nuh was an economy minister in Ali Zeidan’s government. He is said to be close to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and to have caused resentment in the intelligence establishment by appointing Misratans to key positions.

It is also being reported that Tajouri is seeking to arrest Ghariani. Posters have been seen in Tripoli with a picture of the former Grand Mufti with a “No Entry” sign across his face. The posters read “No to the Muslim Brotherhood” and “Stop the bloodshed”.

Anti-Ghariani posters have gone up in Tripoli (Photo: social media)
Anti-Ghariani posters have gone up in Tripoli (Photo: social media)
There has been no response from the Presidency Council to today’s events, just as there was no public reaction when Tajouri’s men took over the health ministry building last week.

It is unclear what has prompted the controversial militia leader’s actions. Last November Tajouri briefly seized the prime ministry, then occupied by Khalifa Ghwell, prime minster of Libya Dawn’s National Salvation government, set up by the rump of the General National Congress.

He once declared himself in favour of a return of the monarchy. He is however also one of a number of militia leaders who have been named by the United Nations as suspected human rights criminals. He has been accused of murdering Qaddafi regime personnel who had been detained in an illegal prison at his Al-Naam camp in Tajoura.
Posted by: badanov || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

Libyans fighting Islamic State in Sirte report advances along coast
[REUTERS] Libyan forces fighting to oust 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....
from their former North African stronghold of Sirte said they had made advances on Sunday in a coastal neighborhood after staging attacks by land, sea and air.

The forces, led by brigades from the city of Misrata and aligned with the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, secured several key sites in Sirte this week, their progress helped by U.S. air strikes against Islamic State that began on Aug. 1.

Islamic State murderous Moslems are now encircled in Sirte's central residential areas.

"The forces have made more progress in neighborhood Number Two, with help from artillery and from naval forces," front man Rida Issa said. Libyan jets carried out two air strikes, he said, and a picture posted by the forces on social media showed guns mounted on a tug boat involved in the operation.

At least four members of the Misrata-led brigades were killed in Sunday's festivities and 32 were maimed, said Akram Gliwan, a front man for Misrata Central Hospital.

The brigades said on Saturday that they had gained control of a radio building previously used by Islamic State for broadcasting. The building is close to the Ouagadougou convention complex, a symbolic landmark in Sirte that the brigades seized this past week, raising the Libyan flag there in place of Islamic State's black banner.

As of Thursday, the United States had carried out 41 strikes targeting Islamic State fighting positions, vehicles and weapons in Sirte.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

6 Soddies die in missile attack in Najran
The lead is flying in Yemen now...
Najran- A missile deployed from Yemen targeted southern Saudi Arabia’s Najran on Sunday killing six civilians. The projectile landed on a local water facility.

Security forces soon locked down the site attacked, moving injured victims to close medical facilities.

Najran is a city located in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province.

Saudi royal air forces had already intercepted a scud missile on Saturday, which was launched from Yemeni grounds targeting Khamis Mushait, south-west Saudi Arabia, located east of Abha.

The Launchpad was immediately destroyed.

Saudi-led coalition had intervened in the civil war in Yemen since March last year as to restore legitimacy to the war-torn country, after the Houthis insurgent militia have attempted to take over Yemen.

The war has killed more than 6,500 people, displaced more than 2.5 million and caused a humanitarian catastrophe in one of the world’s poorest countries.
Posted by: badanov || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

Yemenis Kill Three Saudi Troops in Retaliatory Missile Attack
Yemeni forces have killed three Saudi troops in a retaliatory attack launched after a day of deadly airstrikes by the kingdom’s fighter planes.

Yemeni troops backed by fighters of the Ansarullah movement lunched the missile attack on a Saudi military base in the kingdom's southwestern region of Jizan on Saturday.

The attack was launched after a series of Saudi attacks on Yemeni soil, which claimed the lives of dozens of civilians. Just hours before the attack, Saudi jets targeted a civilian car in the province of Ta’izz and killed two people, after their warplanes targeted a school and other locations in the northwestern province of Sa'ada, killing several civilians, many of them children.

According to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), 10 school children died and 28 more were wounded in the school attack.

Six civilians, including three other children and a woman from the same family, were also killed when their home in Razih district of the province was targeted by a Saudi jet.
Posted by: badanov || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Soddy forces claim missile intercept
The Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces yesterday intercepted a Scud missile launched from Yemeni territories towards the south-western Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt, without causing any damage, according to an announcement of the Command of Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen.

According to Saudi Press Agency, SPA, the Coalition Air Forces immediately initiated to destroy the missile launching platform which was located between Amran and Saada governorates in Yemen.
Posted by: badanov || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under:

Kuwait says it arrests 10 Iranians who are ‘infiltrators’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said Sunday its coasties detained 10 Iranian "infiltrators" trying to sneak into the country illegally. An Iranian official, however, described them as fishermen whose detention was not related to any border violations.

One of the Iranian men was maimed after refusing coasties orders to surrender, the ministry said in a statement published by the state-run Kuwait News Agency.

The Interior Ministry released a photo on its website showing nine of the men on their knees with their hands clasped behind their backs.

The arrests are likely to draw more accusations by Arab Gulf countries of Iranian interference in their affairs. The largely Sunni bloc of oil-rich nations has consistently accused Shiite-led Iran of meddling in regional affairs, primarily in Bahrain and Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Iranian-allied militias for more than a year.

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency quoted Ali Hajatpour, deputy chief of Bushehr province’s coasties in southern Iran, as saying some Iranian fisherman were detained in Kuwait because of a "quarrel." He was quoted Saturday saying the dispute happened on Kuwaiti soil and that "their detention was not related to a border violation."

The incident could further strain ties between Kuwait and Iran. An appeals court in Kuwait recently upheld the death sentence for a Shiite citizen on charges of communicating with Iran and the Lebanese holy warrior Shiite group Hezbollah to commit "hostile actions" against the country. The case also includes an Iranian national tried in absentia and sentenced to death.

Kuwait has also staunchly aligned itself with Soddy Arabia
...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...
in the kingdom’s diplomatic spat with Iran. Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Tehran in January after a mob there ransacked the Saudi Embassy in protest against the execution of a prominent Saudi Shiite holy man.
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Yemen army pushes al Qaeda fighters from two cities, about 40 dead
[REUTERS] Yemeni army forces backed by Arab coalition aircraft killed about 40 suspected al Qaeda gunnies on Sunday as they fought their way into two Death Eater strongholds in eastern Yemen, a local official and residents said.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) has exploited a 16-month-old civil war between the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Iran-allied Houthis to capture a 600-km (370-mile) stretch of Arabian Sea coastline in eastern Yemen.

Hadi's troops and forces from the Saudi-led Arab coalition drove out AQAP - widely considered the most dangerous branch of the global Death Eater group - from the Hadramout
...the formerly independent Qu'aiti state and sultanate, annexed by Communist South Yemen in 1968, encompassing a region along the Gulf of Aden, extending eastwards to the borders of the Dhofar region of Oman. The people are called Hadhramis and speak Hadhrami Arabic. The city Tarimis is estimated to contain the highest concentration of descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (PTUI) anywhere in the world, approximately seven in every square yard...
bustling provincial capital of Mukalla in April.

The bully boyz have since repeatedly withdrawn from and then returned to Zinjibar and Jaar, the capital of Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
and the province's second largest city.

Abyan Governor Al-Khader Mohammed al-Saidi, speaking by telephone from Jaar, told Rooters that three brigades took part in the operation and that troops have "taken complete control of both cities".

Saidi said that 40 AQAP members were killed in both cities, while the rest fled. He said three soldiers were killed and several were maimed in the operation.

"We met with citizens and fighters and both were happy to be free under government authority," the governor said.

Residents said an AQAP jacket wallah went kaboom! in a car trying to attack troops in Zinjibar, a city of some 100,000 people, but no one else was hurt.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Firecrackers Spark Stampede At French Riviera Resort
A noise that sounded like gunfire sparked panic at a French Riviera resort as people rushed to flee what they believed was a terror attack, causing a number of injuries, the fire service said.

The noise was caused by firecrackers thrown from a car, local radio France Bleu Azur reported, adding that around 40 people were injured in the incident late Sunday in Juan-les-Pins.

Video footage showed tables and chairs overturned on the terraces of cafes and restaurants near the beach and people screaming in the stampede.

The incident came amid heightened tension in France after a string of attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, including the July 14 massacre in the Mediterranean city of Nice when a Tunisian ploughed a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 85 people.

A state of emergency was declared in France after November's IS attacks in Paris which left 130 people dead.

The fire service in Juan-les-Pins, known for its vibrant nightlife and annual jazz festival, said a number of people were lightly injured but did not say how many.

Police were examining CCTV footage to determine the exact cause of the incident.

The Nice Matin newspaper quoted witnesses as saying beachgoers rushed into the streets of the busy nightlife area on hearing what they feared was gunfire.

One witness told AFP he saw "a lot of people running" in a "stampede caused by the panic" that "left dozens of people slightly injured".

The injured were treated at the scene, some in the restaurants, and "police cordoned off the town centre," he said.

In New York on Sunday, unfounded reports of shots fired at the city's main John F. Kennedy airport triggered scenes of panic, evacuations and huge flight delays.

Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/15/2016 16:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [361 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, I guess we do not need a public opinion poll.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/15/2016 20:02 Comments || Top||

Calais Locals Warned to Stay Away from Main Roads As Migrants Smash Vehicles
[BREITBART] Moslem colonists stormtroopers Migrants wielding bats and knives have been smashing up vehicles on roads near Calais as their owners sit in traffic, reportedly "just for fun". Local residents are warning others to avoid the area, saying that the migrants colonists are not even checking to see whether children are in the vehicles before they set upon them.

One resident has posted pictures to Facebook of her brother-in-law’s car, which sustained more than €500 worth of damage when over a dozen migrants colonists set about it with bats, completely smashing a side mirror and the rear window, and shattering the windscreen.

"You’re leaving work and then you’re attacked by migrant shits just for fun ‐ it disgusts me!" commented Maëva Mayla, in a post which has been shared by more than 6,000 people.

"Tell your relatives so that they can avoid it happening to them," she advises, before appealing for others who have experienced similar attacks to come forward so that they could mount a joint compensation claim.

A number of people have left comments of support, and expressing anger at the situation in Calais. Nathalie Brioit said it is "a shame they have all the rights," while Marine Gabrielle confessed "I no longer use the highway as I’m so scared."

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2016 12:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [450 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Doing the jobs native Frenchmen won't do...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/15/2016 12:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Calais Locals Warned to Stay Away from Main Roads As Migrants Smash Vehicles

This is not a solution.
Posted by: gorb || 08/15/2016 12:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Sure it's a solution - especially when one considers who it favors. Out with the old, in with the new. "a shame they have all the rights," - better get used to that Nat.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 08/15/2016 14:03 Comments || Top||

#4  You mean like...a no-go zone?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/15/2016 15:22 Comments || Top||

#5  How about some of those vehicles smashing migrants?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/15/2016 16:08 Comments || Top||

#6  There is a kinetic solution, you know.......when one is attacked by club wielding thugs.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/15/2016 20:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Like to see them pull this stunt in Houston.
Posted by: brujotejano || 08/15/2016 22:24 Comments || Top||

NATO Partner Turkey: Give us EU visa freedom in October or abandon migrant deal
[Reuters] Turkey could walk away from its promise to stem the flow of illegal migrants to Europe if the European Union fails to grant Turks visa-free travel to the bloc in October, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a German newspaper.

His comments in Bild's Monday edition coincide with rising tension between Ankara and the West following the July 15 failed coup attempt. Turkey is incensed by what it sees as an insensitive response from Western allies to the failed putsch in which 240 people, many of them civilians, were killed.

Europe and the United States have been worried by the crackdown following the coup. Some Western governments are concerned this could affect stability in the NATO member and suspect that President Tayyip Erdogan is using the purges as an excuse to quash dissent.

Asked whether hundreds of thousands of refugees in Turkey would head to Europe if the EU did not grant Turks visa freedom from October, Cavusoglu told Bild: "I don't want to talk about the worst case scenario - talks with the EU are continuing but it's clear that we either apply all treaties at the same time or we put them all aside."

Visa-free access to the EU - the main reward for Ankara's collaboration in choking off an influx of migrants into Europe - has been subject to delays due to a dispute over Turkish anti-terrorism legislation, as well as Ankara's crackdown.

Brussels wants Turkey to soften the anti-terrorism law, which Ankara says it cannot change, given multiple security threats which include Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria and Kurdish militants in its mainly Kurdish southeast.

European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has said he does not see the EU granting Turks visa-free travel this year due to Ankara's crackdown after the failed military coup.

Cavusoglu said treaties laid out that all Turks would get visa freedom in October, adding: "It can't be that we implement everything that is good for the EU but that Turkey gets nothing in return."

A spokesman for the European Commission declined to comment on the interview directly but said the EU continued to work together with Turkey in all areas of cooperation.
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#1  Crowds from the summer hiking season will probably be thinning by then.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2016 9:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Razor wire, machine guns and the will to use them are all the Europeans need.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/15/2016 10:50 Comments || Top||

#3  And, as Fred commented recently, the will to deposit the colonists stormtroopers migrants refugees back at their country of origin, or Libya, whichever is closer.
Posted by: Steve White || 08/15/2016 15:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Sorry Erdy, but you all just had a coup. We will get back to you when everything is stable - refugees stopped, peaceful transition of power, that sort of thing.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/15/2016 18:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Get the damned B61s out of the country now. This is crazy. Turkey is getting to be unstable as a critical mass of Pu239.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/15/2016 20:54 Comments || Top||

#6  ....but...there's golf and stuff..../obama off
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/15/2016 22:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Right after his meeting with Putin
Posted by: newc || 08/15/2016 23:24 Comments || Top||

Woman and suspect die after Swiss train attack, two girls in serious condition
[REUTERS] One woman died and two girls were at death's door a day after an attack on a Swiss train by a man armed with a knife and flammable fluid which also claimed the suspect's life, local police said on Sunday.

The 34-year-old woman and the 27-year-old suspect died from their injuries on Sunday, St Gallen cantonal police said.

Five people were stabbed or suffered burns during an attack by a Swiss man on a train nearing Salez station in St Gallen in northeast Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
A sixth person suffered smoke inhalation as he came to the aid of the others.

Three victims remained in hospital on Sunday morning, including the two girls at death's door who are aged 6 and 17 years old.

Police searched the home of the suspect, who lived in a neighboring canton. They said they had found no indication of a politically or terrorist motivated act. "The motive remains unclear," they said in a statement. "There is currently none that can be found."

Police have not released the suspect's name.
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#1  Police have not released the suspect's name

I c
Posted by: Shipman || 08/15/2016 9:25 Comments || Top||

#2  In dark pre-Islamic Sankt Gallen,
The kafirs were barkin' and bawlin',
But now that it's fallen,
Muezzins are callin'
All Moslems to brawlin', thank Allan!
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The Grand Turk
US nukes at Turkey base at risk of seizure ‐ report
Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by "terrorists or other hostile forces," a Washington think tank warned Monday.

Critics have long been alarmed by America’s estimated stockpile of about 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, just 110 kilometers (70 miles) from the border with war-torn Syria.

The issue took on fresh urgency last month following the attempted coup in Turkey, in which the base’s Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the plot.

"Whether the US could have maintained control of the weapons in the event of a protracted civil conflict in Turkey is an unanswerable question," said Monday's report from the Stimson Center, which describes itself as a "nonpartisan think tank devoted to addressing transnational challenges in order to enhance global peace and economic prosperity."

Incirlik is a vital base for the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, with the strategically located facility affording drones and warplanes fast access to IS targets.

"The continued presence of these weapons at five sites in Europe, particularly in Turkey, raises serious risks of their seizure by terrorists or other hostile forces," the report said.

But the Pentagon in March ordered families of US troops and civilian personnel stationed in southern Turkey to quit the region due to security fears.

"From a security point of view, it’s a roll of the dice to continue to have approximately 50 of America’s nuclear weapons stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey," report co-author Laicie Heeley said.

"There are significant safeguards in place. ... But safeguards are just that, they don't eliminate risk. In the event of a coup, we can't say for certain that we would have been able to maintain control," she told AFP.
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#1  Take them out last year please.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/15/2016 17:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Was gonna say, Rantburgers have been yelling this for a while.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/15/2016 20:05 Comments || Top||

#3  They don't use logic.
Posted by: newc || 08/15/2016 23:23 Comments || Top||

Terrorists attack police in Jammu state, India
[SouthAfricaToday] At least three militants attacked the police forces on the outskirts of the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, injuring five policemen, local media reported.

According to The Times of India, the attack on the Central Reserve Police Force personnel occurred on Monday morning, as India celebrates the Independence Day.

The attacks coincided with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s congratulatory speech to the public in New Delhi.

The media added that the exchange of fire continues, as security forces have cordoned off the area.
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11 held in Lahore combing operation
LAHORE: Eleven suspected ‘hardcore terrorists’ were arrested in a ‘combing operation’ conducted by the army in Shahdara here on Saturday.

According to an official of the Inter-Services Public Relations, the operation was launched on an intelligence report about the presence of terrorists in the suburbs of the city. The operation continued for more than three hours and led to the arrest of 11 members of a sleeper cell of a terrorist organisation. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also seized.

According to sources, two of the arrested terrorists belong to Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Earlier, the Punjab home dep­artment had issued an alert, warning that the TTP’s Fazlul­lah group had sent two suicide attackers to strike at the Wagah border near Lahore or the Ganda Singh border in Kasur.

The alert advised the authorities to enhance vigilance at the two places and improve security measures to prevent any untoward incident.

According to the spokesman for the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), 96 combing operations were recently conducted in various cities of Punjab, during which 45 suspected terrorists were arrested and booked in 16 FIRs. Arms, ammunition and explosive material were seized from the possession of 16 suspects. Besides, as many as 3,373 people were questioned.

In Lahore, the CTD detained more than 150 suspects during a combing operation in various areas, including Saddar, Iqbal Town, Cantonment and City divisions.

The operation was conducted in Shahdara Town, Data Darbar, Nawab Town, Chuhng, Hanjarwal, Niazi Bus Stand, Sherakot, Labanwala village, Dargah Bhola Pir and Chamiyanwala villag
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Rangers bust slave ring in Punjab
KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Sunday claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in the kidnapping of women from Punjab province.

A contingent from the Ranger’s Special Task Force and the paramilitary force conducted a raid in Jacobabad after receiving an intelligence tip off, and arrested two individuals involved in kidnapping women belonging to Punjab province, said a Rangers spokesperson.

“The held suspects, identified as Punhal and Rajab, had kidnapped two women from Multan,” stated the spokesperson.

He added the women were brought to Jacobabad and a ransom was demanded from their relatives.

The kidnapped women’s relatives approached the Rangers who conducted the targeted raid and recovered the both women, who were handed over to their families.

The held suspects were later handed over to the police for further legal action, said the Rangers press statement.
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Over 150 held in Kohat, Swabi
[DAWN] KOHAT/SWABI: Police claimed on Saturday to have tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
over 150 suspected persons, including Afghan nationals and proclaimed offenders, during search operations to ensure that Independence Day celebrations were held without any disturbance.

In Kohat, 120 suspects, including 12 Afghans, were arrested in a targeted operation conducted in the city, Jangle Khel, OTS Road residential area and Afghan camps of Ublan and Ghamkol, surroundings of the cadet college, and outskirts of the city. The Afghan nationals were arrested for illegally staying in the district.

Police said that 13 persons were tossed into the calaboose for having incomplete rental documents.

During the operation, the police also recovered weapons and drugs from the possession of some of the suspects, which included six small machine guns, six rifles, seven shotguns, 15 pistols, hundred rounds of different bores and three kilogrammes hashish.

In Swabi, police arrested 35 suspects a day before the Independence Day celebrations, administration and police officials said.

They said no one would be allowed to spoil the Independence Day gatherings as all measures had been taken to provide security umbrella to such functions. The district administration has already imposed section 144, banning firing in the air and pillion-riding.

District police officer Javid Iqbal told Dawn they had kept a tight watch over mountainous region of Gadoon Amazai and other sensitive areas to deal with any eventuality.

The search operation is continuing in the backdrop of killing of a terrorist and arrest of two turbans from the Swabi-Buner border area. The police and elite force along with officials of secret agencies have been constantly monitoring the activities of suspects and whenever they need reinforcements we provide them the force without delay, he said, adding a pre-dawn operation was also conducted in Chota Lahor in which several suspected persons were arrested.

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Three ‘militants’ killed in shootout
[DAWN] QUETTA: Three suspected snuffies were killed in a gunbattle with security forces during a combing operation in the Sariab area on Friday night.

Official sources said that security forces moved into Hazar Ganji locality of Sariab on a tip-off about the presence of snuffies there. They were conducting a search operation when gunnies holed up in a house opened fire, leaving two FC soldiers injured.

Security forces returned fire and the shootout continued for two hours in which three suspected snuffies were killed.

An FC front man said on Saturday that the combing operation was continuing in Quetta and other areas of the province on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff.

...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti confirmed the encounter and said that the snuffies killed belonged to the banned Baloch Liberation Army.

He said that security at all important points and public places had been beefed up.

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ISIS troops destroy power station in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – An army officer informed that ISIS blew off a power station in Qayyarah, adding that the members escaped after blasting the station.

Captain Amin Sheikhani, sharing details about the incident, said, “ISIS members today blew off a power station in Qayyarah and the militants later escaped from the scene of blast.”

“Iraqi Army members have been deployed in the station after the ISIS members escaped,” the statement added.
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#1  Ice cream
Posted by: Shipman || 08/15/2016 9:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Blew a seal at the power station, eh?
Posted by: SteveS || 08/15/2016 16:53 Comments || Top||

Ninevah Nightmares: 40+ die
Iraqi forces capture 2 villages

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A security source in Nineveh informed that the joint security forces liberated two villages situated to the south of province. The liberation became possible after the forces entered Qayyarah from the western side of the province.

Sharing details the source, seeking anonymity, said, “Combined troops of Anti-Terrorism Directorate and the Army’s 5th Brigade at noon today liberated Qayyarah Gas Station and al-Hawija and al-Hawasem villages.”

“The troops entered Qayyarah from the old bridge side and they were covered by international coalition aviation’s jets,” the source added.

40 ISIS Turbans die after firefight with Kurds near Khazar and Kwair

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Province informed that hospitals in Nineveh have received over 65 ISIS members after the outfit’s confrontations with Peshmerga forces in the province.

Sharing details with Iraqi News, the source said, “Hospitals in Nineveh and the forensic department, so far, have received bodies of 40 ISIS members and 25 others were brought in injured. This ISIS casualty was recorded during the outfit’s confrontations with Peshmerga forces near Khazar and Kwair, situated to the east of Nineveh.”

It is worthy to be mentioned here that among those dead and the injured, there were several foreign nationals as well.

“For treating the injured, ISIS called upon the civilians to donate blood,” the source further added.

Kurds capture 4 villages near al-Khazer

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A security source in Nineveh province informed that Peshmerga forces regained control of four villages in Khazer, situated to the east of the province.

Sharing details the source said, “Peshmerga forces regained control of Tel Hameed, Karkasha, Abzakh and Takh villages in al-Khazer, east of Nineveh. These forces are besieging three other villages in the same direction.”

The source added, “The international coalition aviation targeted a number of ISIS headquarters with intensive air strikes. The operation is still going on and the security forces managed to destroy ISIS defense lines.”

Earlier today, Peshmerga forces launched an extensive attack on ISIS headquarters at Gwer and Khazer, southwest of Erbil.

Iraqi forces capture 7 more villages near Khazer and Gwer

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Head of Nineveh Provincial Council Bashar al-Kiki announced that the Peshmerga forces have liberated seven villages in Khazer and Gwer, east of Mosul, and added that the security forces have advanced into 10 kilometers in the areas previously held by ISIS.

Kiki, in a statement, said, “Today, the heroes of Peshmerga forces advanced towards Gwer, Makhmur and al-Khazer under the direct supervision of President of Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani.”

“Seven villages have been liberated during the offensive including, Tel Hameed, Karkasha, Abzakh, Suteih, Qashqala and Qaryytakh. The operation is still going on to liberate other areas,” he added.
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Anbar Antics: 15 die

15 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day in Heet

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi informed that 15 ISIS members were killed in an aerial bombing carried out by international coalition aviation near Ramadi.

Mahalawi, in a press statement, said, “The international coalition aviation bombed an ISIS in Albu Nimr, situated to the northeast of Heet some 70 km west of Ramadi.”

“In the bombing, 15 ISIS men were killed and a vehicle equipped with 23 mm machine gun was destroyed,” the statement added further.

Iraqi warbirds destroy ISIS munitions depot near al-Zawya

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Commander of Anbar Operations Ismail al-Mahalawi revealed that an ISIS vehicle and a cache of weapons were destroyed in an airtrike launched towards the west of the province.

Mahalawi, in a statement, said, “International coalition aviation bombed a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber and carrying an ISIS cache of weapons in al-Zawya, Heet.”

Mahalawi added, “The airstrike destroyed the vehicle and killed the suicide bomber who was inside it. The cache of weapons was also destroyed in the blast.”
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Hezbollah, Hamas Officials Confirm: Iran Funds Our Activity
[Breitbart Israel] TEL AVIV ‐ Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah admitted that the terror group’s entire budget is provided by Iran, an Arab news report claimed.

The report is one of many that have appeared recently in Arab media, citing statements from senior officials confirming that terror organizations including Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and Hamas are receiving the lion’s share of their funding from Iran, mainly from the office of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

In a June speech delivered by Nasrallah following the imposition of U.S. sanctions on the terror group, the secretary-general clarified:

"Hezbollah’s budget ‐ its salaries and expenditures, its food and drink, weapons and missiles ‐ [all come from] Iran. Is that clear?" Nasrallah was quoted saying to Lebanon’s Al Ahed news, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

"As long as Iran has money we have money. Do you require greater transparency than that[?] The funds earmarked for us do not reach us through the banks. We receive them the same way we receive our missiles with which we threaten Israel."
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#1  US-Iran Nuke Deal, lifting of sanctions, and millions of USD to Iran compliments of the Obama regime - Refusal of Israel to stop settlement expansion and support 'Two State Solution.'

I'm certain there is absolutely no connection.
[sarc off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/15/2016 9:16 Comments || Top||

#2  the world price of oil is currently about $45/barrel

if it stays at that price for several years, Iran is going to have a major economic problem
Posted by: lord garth || 08/15/2016 11:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Could be worse LG, country could be full of Arabs.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/15/2016 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Ship,

I see your point but if Iran were dominated by Shia Arabs instead of shia persians and azeris, Iran would probably be less of a geopolitical threat and more of a basket case.

Of course Iran does have some shia arabs and some sunni arabs in the southeast of the country.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/15/2016 12:53 Comments || Top||

#5  not southeast, southwest - they have some Sunni Balochs in the southeast
Posted by: lord garth || 08/15/2016 12:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Iran funds Hezollah and Hamas? WOW, that is truly astonishing (sarc. on)! So then, since Obean is funding Iran, Obean is also funding terrorists?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/15/2016 18:10 Comments || Top||

#7  JQC that's about the only way you can look at it
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/15/2016 22:19 Comments || Top||

PYD accused of changing demography in Manbij
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] The PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the terrorist PKK organization, is being accused of attempting to change the demographic structure in the northern Syrian city of Manbij.

According to local sources, PYD forces set ablaze civil registry and land registry buildings in Manbij, shortly after capturing the city from ISIS group with the support of the U.S.-led coalition and the U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition.

The sources, who spoke anonymously due to security fears, told Anadolu Agency that the PYD was setting the land registry and civil registry buildings on fire in an alleged attempt to change the demographic structure of the city.

In addition, the PYD has also been allegedly repelling Sunni Arabs and Turkmen residents who want to return to their homes in Manbij on the pretext that ISIS has planted mines inside the houses.

Manbij fell to the PYD and the Syrian Arab Coalition -- both of which fight under the umbrella of what is known as the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) -- after some two and a half months of fighting.

Ossama Telcu, Aleppo head of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, told Anadolu Agency that it was suspicious that the fire had started on the floor where all the land registry documents were stored, proving, according to him, that it was arson.

"The PYD is the suspect because this group has always followed this ethnic cleansing and deportation policy. This act of arson will also enable the PYD to seize all the properties in Manbij," he said.

Telcu said the PYD-led Syrian Democratic Forces did not allow the families who were not fighting to return back to Manbij.

"This shows that the PYD is trying to change the demographic structure of the city," he said.

Abu Razak, a Manbij resident, said the PYD had also in prohibited residents from returning to the villages of Shuyukh Tahtani and Shuyukh Fawqani, -- east of the Euphrates River -- where nearly 15,000 people live.
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#1  Rezoning the voter districts are they?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2016 2:01 Comments || Top||

#2  :)
Posted by: Shipman || 08/15/2016 9:28 Comments || Top||

Qamishli: PYD encircles Tal Hamis town, tensions rise with regime forces
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Tension continues between Syrian regime forces and Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) resulting from arrests on both sides amid security spread of large gangs subordinate to PYD in Tal Hamis south of Qamishli, local source said.

Activist Malaz al-Yusef confirmed gunnies from (PYD) called Hat or the masked men still encircle Tal Hamis town deploying temporary checkpoints in the area and imposing night curfew to raid and arrest some persons there following PYD two leaders’ liquidation attempt on a checkpoint in Abu Qasayib village near Syrian National Defense (SND)-controlled areas.

Al-Yusef said the masked men militia is a sub-branch of Asayish, the armed wing of PYD, was trained by foreign officers believed to be Americans in camp in (PYD)-controlled areas north of Hasaka. he added the militia stormed Arab villages in Tal Hamis including Abu Kabir al-Husseinye, al-Naaem, Kharab al-Mahar, Om Kaheef al-Haswayie and assaulted young men in white weapon in Sharmoukh village.

The activist indicated American helicopters were flying higher than usual scanning villages near Iraqi borders like Koranata, Akaaz, and Balkees in conjunction with the masked men militia’s raids on the town.

Asayish militia released a statement saying they dismantled explosives placed planted on the road connecting Tal Hamis and al-Qahtaniye at al-Taweel village August 10; adding, the explosives were cylindrical. Each weighs between 3-5 Kg prepared to explode by a wireless remote controller device.

Asaysih announced first batch of Hat or masked men graduates in August 2015 and their first mission was to counter any security incidents in PYD-controlled areas including kidnapping, blasting operations and others.
Hat or masked men specializes also in researching sleeping cells and protecting leaders outside and during conference, seminars and meetings.

In Hasaka, tension continues between regime forces and (PYD)’s Asayish militia despite (SND) release of detainees. On the other hand, Kurdish militia refused to release regime detainees including Hasaka Directory of Water Manager Mahmoud Ulkeh, Hasaka Mill Manager Abdul Haleem Khalil, Silos Manager Talal Ameen and Water resources accountant Rajeh Saloumi, according to local sources.

Sources added Asayish patrol jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
a captain and 9 regime personnel during two military cars’ crossing near al-Salhiye Square east of Hasaka city and regime responded with arresting 9 Asayish personnel including a leader. The mutual arrests ended with a fast exchange of detainees between the two sides.

A (PYD) gang had kidnapped President of the Kurdish National Council Ibrahim Biro from the center of the city in Qamishli in Hasaka countryside on Saturday to exile him to Iraq Kurdistan region.

The Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), had announced in 2014 foundation of the Kurdish Self Administration which has its own military and security systems, courts and institutions similar to the governmental ones in three regions Ain al-Arab, Efrin and al-Jazeera Northern of Hasaka.

Many forces share controlling Hasaka province like People Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of PYD which control the widest area of the province, while the Syrian regime control the security areas and military bases and dozens of villages around Hasaka and Qamishli, while 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....
controls only the town of Markada.
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In video: Russian strategic bombers obliterate ISIS in Deir El Zor
[ALMASDARNEWS] Video footage emerged revealing the Russian T-22 strategic bombers operating in Syria. Many ISIS positions and gathering points were destroyed in the Euphrates province of Deir El-Zor in eastern Syria.
The Times of Israel adds slightly more detail:
Six long-range bombers from Russia on Sunday destroyed 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 weapon stores around the jihadist stronghold of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, the Defense Ministry in Moscow says.

The ministry says in a statement that the Russian Tupolev bombers carried out raids to the southwest, east and northeast of the city, wiping out two command posts, six arms depots, IS vehicles and "a large number of fighters."

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#1  Interesting edits in the video.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2016 9:59 Comments || Top||

Jihadi rebels launch fresh offensive in west Aleppo. Map Update
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jihadi groups in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo announced a new full-scale offensive against government troops in Al-Zahraa district in the city’s west.

The attack was initiated with jihadists heavily shelling the area with artillery, tanks and homegrown Hell canons. This was followed by sending a remote-controlled VBIED which aimed at destroying the Army’s defense lines.

ars longa, vita brevis...
a military source confirmed that the booby-trapped vehicle was prematurely destroyed before reaching its target.

Pro-rebel social media accounts claimed that jihadists were capable of seizing a small area, nearly the water storage facility and Mahna housing.
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ISIS reportedly attacked U.S. base in northern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A group of 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....
fighters allegedly broke into a U.S. military base in northern Syria last Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of American military personnel as well as Kurdish fighters.

According to the terror group’s official account on social media, Aamaq Agency, 7 jacket wallahs (Inghimasi fighters) managed to break through a residential area near Al-Farouk Dam (located to the east of Aleppo) which serves as a military outpost for the U.S. military and contains the operation room for Manbij offensive.

At first, three of the bombers blew up their explosive vests amid grouping of the Kurdish fighters guarding the base, while the other four holed up inside the buildings.

"Fierce festivities then ensued whereby the four jihadists killed and injured at least 41 of American soldiers and Kurdish militiamen", Aamaq reported. the four ISIS gunnies were eventually killed.

The U.S. is leading a predominantly-Kurdish led forces to oust ISIS terror group from the northern Syrian city of Manbij.
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#1  "Who's got the lighter?"
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2016 10:03 Comments || Top||

#2  killing and wounding dozens of American military personnel as well as Kurdish fighters.

Shouldn't the American media have something to say about this?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/15/2016 13:37 Comments || Top||

#3  nope - olympic basketball and golf, trump is a moron and hillary is Athena reborn - dead troopz? hmmmmm - nah!
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/15/2016 22:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Doesn't fit the narrative
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2016 22:55 Comments || Top||

Syrian Army makes huge advance in key Islamist stronghold outside Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their wide-scale offensive in the key town of Darayya on Sunday, capturing new points from the Salafist tough guys of Ajnad Al-Sham in the Association Quarter.

An officer told Al-Masdar on Sunday night that the Syrian Republican Guard managed to capture a large chunk of the town’s southwestern sector, creating an even bigger buffer-zone between Darayya and nearby Mu’adhimiyah.

The military source also told Al-Masdar that the Syrian Arab Army has sustained minimal casualties (3 KIA) in Darayya this past week, while Ajnad Al-Sham has lost over 15 Lion of Islams.

With limited provisions and no supply route to the town, the Salafist tough guys of Ajnad Al-Sham are on the verge of complete collapse in Darayya.

The Syrian Army is picking apart the Islamist defenses in the town, seizing several of the decrepit buildings that were once used by Ajnad Al-Sham to forestall the government advance.

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Suicide bombing kills dozens of jihadists
[ALMASDARNEWS] A mysterious kaboom targeted a large jihadist gathering in the border town of Atmeh in the northern countryside of Idlib.

The gunnies who came from various Islamist groups including Faylaq Al-Sham
...also known as Homs Legion, is an alliance of Islamist Jihadist rebel groups which formed in order to consolidate the strength of moderate Islamists during the Syrian Civil War. The alliance was formed from 19 different groups, some of which were previously affiliated with the Syrian Moslem Br&uum;derbund and Shields of the Revolution Council...
and Harakat Nour El-Din Al-Zinki were mobilizing to be transported to the grinding front lines of Aleppo near the border crossing of Atmeh. 35 fighters have so far been confirmed dead while over 50 were maimed including several civilians and Turkish Army servicemen. A bus carrying dozens of gunnies was incinerated in the massive kaboom.

The perpetrator of this act has yet to be known, but it is very likely that he was part of an ISIS sleeper cell operating in the fertile province. Many 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....
sympathizers remained in Idlib following the group’s expulsion from the province in 2014 during the jihadist civil war.
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Syrian Army advances in southwest Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] On the 1070 Project axis, units from the Syrian Army’s Special Forces secured an additional 25 building blocks. At minute 2:28, the location of the captured building blocks along with a map of the controlled areas of the neighborhood could be seen in the following video by Anna News.
The caption on the vid is in Russian. It says approximately the same thing as the text. When I first looked at it, I read "Siberian army" rather than "Syrian." Major disconnect...
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Warplanes pound Syria's Idlib as battles rage in Aleppo
[STATESMAN] Syria's rebel-held, northwestern Idlib province came under heavy bombardment Sunday, activists reported, as rebels and pro-government forces battled for control of the nearby city of Aleppo.

Much of the fighting has been marked by indiscriminate shelling, missile attacks, and aerial bombardment, killing scores of civilians across Idlib and Aleppo. The rebels do not have an air force.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported 26 Arclight airstrikes on Sunday across Idlib, one of the last remaining opposition bastions. Observatory head Rami Abdurrahman said Russian and government Arclight airstrikes on the province have intensified since rebels launched a campaign from Idlib to break a government siege of Aleppo's opposition districts on July 31. The strikes have killed 122 civilians, he said.

Another 327 civilians, including 126 children, have been killed in fighting in Aleppo province, according to the Observatory, which monitors both sides of the conflict and gathers information from a network of activists inside Syria. The toll includes 126 people killed by rebel shelling of government-held parts of Aleppo city.

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Kurdish forces in fresh push to capture Mosul from Islamic State
[REUTERS] Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a fresh attack on 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) forces early on Sunday as part of a campaign to capture djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the myrmidons' de facto capital in Iraq, Kurdish officials said.

The advance began after heavy shelling and air strikes by a United States-led coalition against IS forces, a Rooters correspondent reported from Wardak, 30 km (19 miles) southeast of Mosul.

The snuffies fought back, firing mortars at the advancing troops and detonating at least two boom-mobiles.

Clouds of black smoke rose from the area and dozens of civilians fled in the direction of the Peshmerga lines, brandishing white flags.

A Peshmerga commander said 11 villages had been taken from the ultra-hardline Sunni snuffies as the troops headed to Gwer, the target of the operation, 40 km (25 miles)southeast of Mosul.

Repairing the bridge that the snuffies destroyed in Gwer would allow the Peshmerga to open a new front around Mosul. The bridge crosses the Grand Zab river that flows into the Tigris.

The Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces of the Kurdish self-rule region are gradually taking up positions around Mosul, 400 km (250 miles) north of Baghdad.

It was from Mosul's Grand Mosque in 2014 that Islamic State leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
declared a "caliphate" spanning regions of Iraq and Syria.

Mosul is the largest urban center under the myrmidons' control, and had a pre-war population of nearly 2 million.

Its fall would mark the effective defeat of Islamic State in Iraq, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who has said he aims to retake the city this year.

The Iraqi army is trying to advance from the south. In July it captured the Qayyara airfield, 60 km (35 miles) south of Mosul, which will serve as the main staging post for the expected offensive.

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edtion

ISIS executes 6 in al-Shora

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – An source in Nineveh province informed that ISIS executed six persons of Mosul.

Sharing details with Iraqi News the source said, “ISIS executed six persons in Mosul for collaborating with Nineveh Operations Command. The death sentence was issued ISIS Sharia Court.”

“The six persons were placed inside tanks containing boiling tar and the execution was carried out in one of ISIS headquarters at al-Shora. The execution took place in public and it was done with an aim of inciting fear among the citizens,” the source added.

ISIS immolates 6 in Mosul

[ARA News] ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Sunday publicly executed six young men in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province after accusing them of spying for the US-led coalition, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

The radical group has executed the men by burning them to death in a public square in Mosul.

“They were accused of spying for the US-led coalition and cooperating with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, who have been attacking ISIS headquarters in Mosul and its countryside for months,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News.

According to eyewitnesses, an ISIS official read a statement before carrying out the execution, saying: “Those mercenaries have cooperated with the crusader coalition and the Peshmerga in order to destroy the Caliphate territory and kill innocent Muslims in the name of freedom and democracy. The Caliphate [Islamic State] will show no mercy to such traitors.”

“The six young men were brutally burned to death in front of hundreds of people at the Shora square in central Mosul,” al-Malla reported.

ISIS has earlier executed dozens of civilians in Mosul city on similar charges, especially after its key headquarters have been exposed to airstrikes by the coalition.
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