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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [882 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Clearly one who can appreciate good head.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2016 15:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Was Millicent mad at her hatter?
The milliner swore it would flatter,
Not squash her grey matter
And make her look fatter...
"It puts itself on with a ladder!"

Nuthin.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/21/2016 16:51 Comments || Top||

#3  "It puts itself on with a ladder!"

"or it gets the hose again"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/21/2016 16:58 Comments || Top||

#4  "Well Professor the experiment does show that the gas from flatulence are heavier that air."
Posted by: Chaith Oppressor of the Lutherans1517 || 08/21/2016 18:59 Comments || Top||

#5  just a test to see if I can comment - hell, maybe I am banned - but 3 different browsers, hit Submit, nothings shows up.

Halitosis I guess
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/21/2016 20:44 Comments || Top||

#6  ahhh now it works - courtesy of ipconfig /flushdns
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/21/2016 20:45 Comments || Top||

#7  about that halitosis ;-)
Posted by: Frank G || 08/21/2016 21:01 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Foggy Bottom leaves contractors in Afghanistan without escape plan
[CIRCA] Surrounded by increasing violence and instability, U.S. contractors left behind in Afghanistan are raising alarm about the potential for another Benghazi tragedy, saying the State Department isn't sharing with them a plan to evacuate if insurgents launch a debilitating attack.

The concerns are heightened by the fact that many of those civilians doing the security and nation-building work of the U.S. government hold sensitive security clearances, making them an attractive target for the enemy.

And the situation could become even more precarious after the U.S. military in Afghanistan draws down to just 8,400 troops by year's end.

"It's not just a political nightmare for somebody, it's people's lives at stake," said Kevin Ofchus, head of Georgia-based firm Host Nations Perspectives Southwest Asia (HNPSWA) that has security contracts in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2016 07:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [384 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As the lady once said, "What difference does it make?"

The US govt. is not your friend. Why should you assume they even care what happens? You are fodder to them. Besides, it's Lunch time at the State dept. cafeteria.
Posted by: Captain Spereth6528 || 08/21/2016 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  I see you're having the spinach and bacon quiche as well. I've got yours, get a table over in the corner by the window. We'll talk.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2016 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  find a tall building suitable for chopper extraction from the roof.

"Route Saigon"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/21/2016 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  With this government, just expect to be an expendable asset over in the boxes.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/21/2016 9:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Step 1: Open a map, roll one out on a table or open an app, see where Afghanistan is. Step 2: Plot an escape route. Step 3: Get Nervous.
Posted by: magpie || 08/21/2016 9:32 Comments || Top||

#6  They should check on the one General Elphinstone used.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/21/2016 10:02 Comments || Top||

#7  1. Don't stay in American housing clusters
2. Don't take common route or public transport to work or play
3. Immediately extract dependents
4. Do identify alternative departure points
5. Do groom local talent for transport to the alternative
6. ALWAYS covertly carry cash and identity or maintain multiple caches
7. Do not depend on the 'fight my way to the border' scenario
8. Do not depend on the ' wait until rescue' scenario
9. Stay in motion away from the gathering street crowds
10. Choose local garb that does NOT immediately mark you
as Western
11. Do not mark yourself by carrying a weapon. There will be donors.

Above all, stay frosty. Be situationally aware.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2016 15:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Ahh #6, Elphinstone!! Have often that in this government I see many Elphinstones.
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/21/2016 20:55 Comments || Top||

#9  Google maps......pick a trail..
Posted by: crazyhorse || 08/21/2016 23:35 Comments || Top||


Helmand Operation Continues Amid Ongoing Battles
Reporting from the volatile southern province of Helmand, TOLOnews reporter Karim Amini said Saturday that military operations against insurgents are moving forward slowly on the outskirts of the provincial capital Lashkargah.

He said operations were also still underway in a number of districts in the province including Nad Ali and Marjah.

A key area of concern has also been the Kandahar-Helmand highway which has been under siege by the Taliban for a few weeks. However security forces continue their operation to clear the route of insurgents in their bid to reopen the key artery to the public.

In the past three weeks heavy battles have been ongoing in Helmand between security forces and Taliban – with security forces making sure they hold the insurgents back from Lashkargah, the provincial capital.

As a result of the ongoing clashes, more than four thousand people have fled their homes and made their way to Lashkargah.

One displaced resident, Zaman, said: "I came from Nawa district and there was a battle. Our children are still there; no body from government has helped us. Half my family is here and the other half is stuck there and all my belongings were left behind. Now we are living here with nothing."

One elderly woman, who fled with her family to Lashkargah, said they are all living in one room without anything, not even a carpet.

"I escaped with only the clothes I was wearing," said Faizullah.
Posted by: badanov || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces capture Khanabad
Afghan security officials confirmed they had retaken control of Khanabad district late Saturday after it fell to the Taliban earlier in the day.

This comes after reports emerged Saturday that the insurgent group had also essentially closed off all three key roads leading into the provincial capital.

Khanabad fell to the Taliban early Saturday following heavy clashes with security forces overnight.

Members of the provincial council said the district had witnessed heavy clashes over the past few days.

On Saturday morning, dozens of Khanabad residents could be seen running from the district. Many were in vehicles while others were on foot. They were heading for Takhar.

In blocking major roads into Kunduz city – the Taliban effectively sealed off the capital.

Security forces have however been deployed across the city to thwart a possible invasion by the Taliban.

An emergency meeting to review the situation was reportedly held on Saturday evening between security officials.

Meanwhile, a number of security forces who retreated from the Khanabad area earlier in the day blasted government for not supplying them with enough weapons and food.

Soldiers fighting the Taliban in the district claimed Saturday that they have fought the Taliban for three days with light weapons and without food.

The Taliban managed to seize control of the district for a few hours on Saturday but battles also still continue to rage in Ali Abad district and on the outskirts of Kunduz city.

"All check points around us collapsed. We did not have sufficient weapons to fight and food to eat for four days. Finally our check posts collapsed and we evacuated the area and arrived in the center of Kunduz," said an Afghan National Police (ANP) officer Serajuddin.

"I want to call on Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah not to shed the blood of the soldiers more than this, I suggest they put aside their internal disputes and show mercy on the soldiers and the nation and address our problems," said Afghan National Army (ANA) officer Obaidullah.

Fighting between the Taliban and the security forces also continues in Toop Khana area near to the Kunduz airport while insurgents have also extended their offensives on parts of Ali Abad district.

"War is going on in Imam Sahib district and Dasht-e-Archi and Chardara, battles expanded in and around Khan Abad and Qala Zal," said Assadullah Sadat, a member of the Kunduz provincial council.

"It seems that last year's tragedy is going to happen again," said another member of the council Safiullah Amiri, referring to last year's fall of Kunduz city to the Taliban.

Residents in Kunduz province have also criticized the Afghan ministry of interior and ministry of not putting in place comprehensive security measures for the province.

"Taliban have captured Chahar Bandar area of Kunduz," said a resident of Kunduz.

"Sons of the people are being killed, there is devastation and government does not take action," said Shekib, a resident of Kunduz city.

However government has said that action is being taken.

"All security institutions are planning to attack the Taliban from four directions," said Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri.

"We will soon initiate clear operations in the localities to remove the opponents," said Assadullah Omarkhail, the governor of Kunduz province.

"We have established strong security belts around Kunduz city. Insurgents will never be able to infiltrate the city," said Masoom Hashemi, head of security of Kunduz police headquarters.

The development takes place just months after a report revealed that the number of Taliban fighters battling the security forces in Kunduz had increased radically.

Local authorities also said that the Taliban in the area have dozens of armored vehicles and heavy weapons.

Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1 
Posted by: Captain Spereth6528 || 08/21/2016 8:43 Comments || Top||


Heavy clashes continue in Hesarak district of Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Heavy festivities continued for the third day in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan as the Talibs launched a coordinated attack to take control of the district.

The festivities in Hesarak on Saturday came as the group took control of the key Khanabad district in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

Local officials in Nangarhar claim around 40 Taliban bully boyz were killed and dozens of others were maimed during the festivities.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogayani said the murderous Moslems were killed in the Arclight airstrikes and ground operations conduted by the Afghan forces.

The Talibs group in the meantime claim they have taken control of Hesarak district but the local officials deny the Taliban claims as baseless.

On the other officials in the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan have said additional forces have been deployed in the area to repulse the Taliban attack.

Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Border at Chaman shut after Afghans burn Pakistani flag
[DAWN] Pakistain has closed its border with Afghanistan indefinitely after a group of Afghan demonstrators attacked the Friendship Gate at Chaman and set the Pak flag on fire, it emerged on Friday.

The incident that took place on Thursday evening has resulted in suspension in the movement of trucks involved in trade shipments between the two countries and carrying supplies for NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
forces in Afghanistan.

Sources said that a large number of Afghan nationals, celebrating the 97th anniversary of their country’s independence day, gathered near the Friendship Gate after marching through the streets of the Spin Boldak town across the border. They carried placards and banners inscribed with anti-Pakistain slogans.

Shouting slogans against Pakistain, the Afghan demonstrators started pelting the Friendship Gate with stones, smashing windowpanes of the building.

Exercising restraint, the personnel of Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
avoided taking any action against the Afghan protesters who swarmed the gate after seeing Paks who had staged a protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about Balochistan
...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...
the same day and were dispersing.

Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Exercising restraint, the personnel of Frontier Corps avoided taking any action against the Afghan protesters who swarmed the gate after seeing Paks who had staged a protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about Balochistan the same day and were dispersing.

Ah Pakistain. So close to Afghanistan and India, so far from G-d.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/21/2016 12:49 Comments || Top||


Afghan Taliban capture strategic district in northern Kunduz province
[DAWN] The Afghan Taliban captured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz on Saturday, forcing troops to retreat to the quiet provincial capital which fell briefly to the murderous Moslems last year, officials said.

Fighting has sharply escalated in Afghanistan since the insurgency started spreading from its traditional strongholds in the south and east of the country to the once peaceful north.

The snuffies seized the district of Khanabad, which connects Kunduz to Takhar and other northern provinces, in the early morning, with heavy fighting ongoing in several other districts, the officials said.

"The Taliban attacked the district from different positions and we resisted for hours but we received no support. The district fell to the Taliban," said Hayatullah Amiri, the Khanabad chief.

Afghan officials in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
say a lack of ammunition and few reinforcements are the main reasons for the district's fall to the Taliban, who are seeking to force the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-led coalition out of Afghanistan and bring in Sharia law.

The fall of Khanabad comes only five days after the Taliban captured a district in neighbouring Baghlan province, seizing a number of government forces' vehicles and ammunition.

The quiet provincial capital of Kunduz fell to the Taliban for the first time in September last year, one of the biggest victories for the Death Eater group since they were ousted from power by US and coalition forces in late 2001.

Afghan forces retake control of Khanabad district in Kunduz

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have recaptured the control of the key Khanabad district in northern Kunduz province.

According to the security sources, the control of the district was retaken following hours of festivities since this morning when the Talibs captured some key government compounds.

The sources further added that the Taliban gunnies were forced to retreat after the Afghan forces launched an operation to retake the district.

There are still no reports regarding the casualties of the Afghan forces and the Taliban gunnies as well as the local residents as a result of the festivities.

Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
AMISOM Convoy Targeted in Roadside Blast in Afgoye
A remote-controlled bomb hit a vehicle in a troop convoy in the southern Somali agriculture-rich district of Afgoye, police and residents said on Saturday. The Roadside blast hit the AMISOM military convoy as it drove through Hero-Agoonta & high school of Afgoye area in the city late on Saturday, source said.

Local Residents who spoke to Radio Shabelle said troops in the convoy cordoned off the area after the bomb went off, and opened fire on pedestrians.

“The IED blast in Afgoye today was so powerful and it destroyed one the armored vehicles of AMISOM forces,” a witness who declined to be named said.

No group or individual claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit the AMISOM convoy in Afgoye, which lies some 30Km south-west of Mogadishu, Somali capital.
Posted by: Steve White || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Smugglers suspected in police killing at Bir Ghanem
[Libya Herald] A young policeman was rubbed out today at Bir Ghanem, some 90 kilometres southwest of 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...
, on the road from Aziziya to Yefren.

Muftah Salaq was bumped off in a hail of bullets from a speeding car at the checkpoint there, manned by forces supporting the Libyan National Army and the Beida-based government of Abdullah Al-Thinni. From Ajilat, he has recently completely his training as a policeman in Zintan.

It is thought that smugglers who have seen a crackdown on trafficking fuel and other goods into Tunisia, carried out the attack. However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
there are alternative suggestions that Death Eaters linked to the so-called 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....
, intent on Dire Revenge following the capture of one of Tunisia’s most wanted terrorists, may have been responsible.

It was Zintani-based forces who captured Moez Al-Fezzani earlier this week.

Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


LNA claims major advances in Gwarsha district and offers ceasefire to militants if they surrender
[Libya Herald] The Libyan National Army says they have captured the European Hospital and three of the main streets in Benghazi’s Gwarsha district, including Shara Al-Shajra. Speaking on TV today, Libyan National Army (LNA) front man Ahmed Mismari said the main issue now, however, was the amount of mines laid by the departing krazed killers.

Offering free passage to everyone in Gwarsha, Ganfouda, Sabri and Suq Al-Hout who is still there, providing the murderous Moslems handed themselves in, Mismari also said that the latter were using a new tactic to try and defend themselves. They were setting fire to buildings in Ganfouda and Gwarsha to create a smoke screen so that the air force could not target them.

The day has seen heavy fighting in all four battle zones, with continuous sorties by LNA aircraft. Earlier, the head of the LNA arrived in Benghazi from Marj to take control of what was said would be the final offensive in Ganfouda and Gwarsha against the so-called 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) and its allies.

Beida-based prime minister Albdullah A-Thinni is also in Benghazi for the offensive. Yesterday he turned up to meet the demonstrators in Kish Square who were protesting against the Presidency Council and the Government of National Accord. He was accompanied by the new military governor of Benghazi, Colonel Ahmed Al-Araibi, other security officials and his interior and local government ministers.

In a further development, according to Mismari, a number of people who had been held prisoner by IS in Suq Al-Hout and Sabri had managed to escape in the chaos and make their way to LNA positions.

For its part, IS is once more claiming that French drones are being used in the LNA offensive. Again, it is not clear on what evidence it makes the claims and it is thought that it is doing so in a desperate attempt to rally support.

Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Houthi forces rain missiles on Saudi military camp
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces rained several Zilzat missiles on the Saudi military camp in the key town of Najran tonight, destroying a large number of armored vehicles while their ground units attempt to reach the Green Zone.

These missiles fired on Najran are the Houthi forces’ response for the indiscriminate Arclight airstrikes conducted by the Saudi-led Coalition on the Saada and Sanaa Governorates.

According to local reports from the nearby Saada Governorate, the Houthi forces carried out another powerful ground assault tonight that targeted the Saudi Army at Najran’s southern outskirts.

The Houthi forces recently advanced to the outskirts of Najran after capturing more than 15 kilometers of territory from the Saudi Army.Houthi forces rain missiles on Saudi military camp

Soddy airstrikes pound Yemen border district

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition aircraft, meanwhile, launched airstrikes targeting Houthi militia positions in the Yemeni District of Harad near the kingdom’s border.

Security sources told Al Arabiya News Channel that coalition forces continued to target Houthis on Saturday near the northern governorate of Saada, killing four militants. Sources also confirmed the deaths of 64 Houthi members on the Yemeni border near the southeastern Saudi province of Jizan.

Earlier this month, the Arab coalition resumed its Operation Restoring Hope against the Houthis and their allies loyal to Saleh after UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement.

The operation was also renewed after the Houthi militias started launching attacks on the Saudi borders, which Riyadh dubbed as a “red line”.

The Houthi militias and Saleh’s General People’s Congress hold most of Yemen’s northern half while forces loyal to exiled Hadi share control of the rest of the country along with local tribes.

The fighting during which more than 6,400 people have been killed - half of them civilians - has created a humanitarian crisis in one of the poorest countries in the Middle East.
Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Bianibazar on alert to capture militant Tamim
[Dhaka Tribune] Several law enforcement and intelligence agencies are on high alert in Sylhet to arrest most wanted Lion of Islam leader Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury who allegedly criminal masterminded Gulshan and Sholakia terror attacks

His village home at Borogram of Bianibazar in the district was visited by several agencies but they have learnt that Tamim, on who the police declared Tk20 lakh bounty, did not go there recently. His parents live in Canada.

According to Sherlocks, Tamim came to Bangladesh from Canada in 2013, taking special assignment to reorganise the distracted Lion of Islams. He then formed a wing of banned Lion of Islam outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

The houses of Tamim’s father Shafiqul Islam Chowdhury alias Shoa Mia and three uncles were found under lock and key during a visit Wednesday. The relatives said that they had no idea about Tamim’s whereabouts. When asked, the locals seemed reluctant about him.

Tamim’s grandfather Abdul Majid was a member of Peace Committee during the 1971 Liberation War. His father moved to Canada after the independence.

The village is within 300 metres of the Indian border.

Local Awami League leader Zakaria Ahmed demanded immediate arrest of Tamim. "We condemn his activities," he said, adding that Tamim’s uncle Nurul Emran is a joint secretary of the ward Awami League unit.

Dubag Union Chairman Abdus Salam said: "Tamim is not in Bianibazar. But we will hand him over to the police once he arrives here. The law enforcers are in touch with us."

Bianibazar police also confirmed that the New JMB coordinator was not there. "Police are on high alert about his activities since the beginning. He did not come to Sylhet recently," said OC Chandan Chakrabarty.

Tamim last visited the village in 1995. When his family came to Bangladesh again in 2001, they were staying in Sylhet city for three months but did not go to the village, Tamim’s cousins Faheem and Tajin said.
Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


RAB takes charge of female JMB members case
[Dhaka Tribune] Rapid Action Battalion has taken the charge of investigating the case filed against the four female JMB members detained on August 15

On August 16 a case was filed with the Mirpur cop shoppe and they were taken under four day police remand. ASP Sajedul Karim of RAB 4 told the Dhaka Tribune the Home Ministry had approved a request from the elite force to take over the case early yesterday. The case was handed over to RAB in the afternoon.

The four women are ‐ Istisna Akhter Oishee, 23, an intern of Dhaka Medical College Hospital and head of the female unit of the banned outfit, Aklima Rahman Moni, 23, Israt Jahan Moushumi alias Mou, 22, and Khadiza Parveen Meghla, 23. The last three are fourth year pharmacy department students of Manarat International University.

On Thursday Manarat University expelled these three students.

RAB has been expressing its desire to investigate the case from the beginning. Concerned sources said RAB had also participated in the interrogation of the four women at the cop shoppe.

After taking them under remand, police started working on identifying their associates. The case was handed over to the RAB 4 later, said Inspector (investigation) Sazzadur Rahman.

Asked if the four female JMB members would be taken under fresh remand, he said they would take them under remand if the court allows.

RAB ASP Shamsul Haque told the Dhaka Tribune they were interrogating the female members of JMB to get more information about their associates.

"On the first day of interrogation we received very little information," ASP Shamsul said.

After completing the remand they would be able to report about the progress of the case, he added.

However,
women are made to be loved, not understood...
a RAB source said they were suspecting that the ten names they had obtained from the

four might be women from educated backgrounds and were tech-savvy.

RAB in the case statement had named ten other women ‐ Safia alias Sanjida alias Jhinuk, Maimuna alias Mahmuda alias Laila,

Tasnuba alias Tahira, Saila alias Shahida, Saleha alias Putul, Dinat Jahan alias Naomi alias Bani, Tanzila alias Munni, Alia alias Tinni alias Teetli, Monira Jahan alias Mili and Sabiha alias Mitu, as members of JMB.
Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


Britain
Terror attack in Britain THWARTED in 'final hours' after GCHQ spies hack phones and emails
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] A TERROR attack on British soil was foiled in "its final few hours" after spies hacked phone calls and emails, a new report has revealed.

The dramatic document found the plot was thwarted after a major operation by GCHQ according to the 192-page report by terror law watchdog David Anderson QC.

The report investigates how powers used by GCHQ to snoop on people’s emails, phones and internet use has saved lives.

Spies sifted through the emails and phone calls of more than 1,600 different targets in the wake of the Gay Paree terror attack last November in a bid to spot "further attack planning" across Europe.

This allowed GCHQ to "identify other bandidos Lions of Islam based in Syria and suspected of planning terrorist attacks against the West".

The monitoring also helped an SAS rescue mission to recover Western hostages held by the Taliban in Afghanistan by going through communication data for details of the group.

Speaking about the salvage mission, QC Anderson said: "This work enabled GCHQ to locate the group, monitor it and establish the group’s links with known terrorist networks.

"Within 72 hours of the kidnapping, the hostages had been located. Analysis of the content of the communications of the kidnappers, obtained through bulk interception, indicated that the hostages’ lives were in imminent danger.

"This information was passed swiftly to a COBRA meeting and the Prime Minister authorised a rescue attempt by UK military forces. The hostages were subsequently successfully rescued."

The report concluded by giving its support for cyber spying and mass surveillance of email and phone data.

Welcoming the outcome, Theresa May said: "These powers often provide the only means by which our agencies are able to protect the British public from the most serious threats that we face.

"It is vital that we retain them, while ensuring their use is subject to robust safeguards and world-leading oversight enshrined in the Bill."

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#1  Not just 'thwarted', but 'THWARTED'?

Lovely thing, the British language.
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#2  I suspect the authorities SWOOPED.
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Europe
Breitbart: Europe's colonists, their victims, and their enablers
Breitbart's collection from the past few days, excluding stories we already covered. Click on the headline above to go to the link -- individual articles are accessible there. More stories can be found at The Daily Mail, including bad behaviour by European migrants in a country not their own.
Soros Leaks Refer To UN Chief As ‘Elite, Behind The Scenes’ Soros Advocate
20 Aug 2016
George Soros’ Open Society Foundation admits influence and incredibly close links with UN migration representative and former Goldman Sachs executive Peter Sutherland in leaked document. The paper, which told of how the migrant crisis presented an “opportunity” for the foundation

UK University Offers Free Degrees For Migrants
20 Aug 2016
Bristol University has unveiled a range of scholarships for what they identify as “refugees and asylum seekers”, allowing them to attend the Russell Group institution for free. The announcement comes as a record number of pupils across British VI forms

Migrant Violence Rises In Calais As Police Numbers Decline
20 Aug 2016
The situation at the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp has become “uncontrollable” as police numbers drop and migrant numbers rise, the town’s mayor has said. Natacha Bouchart said that migrant numbers at the camps around Calais had reached a record 9,000

Turkish EU Minister: ‘We Will Be An EU Member Within 6 Years, Free Movement By 2017’
20 Aug 2016
Turkey’s Ambassador to the European Union (EU), Selim Yenel, has claimed the countries Islamist president “saved democracy” in Turkey, which will join the EU in just a few years.

Soros Leaks: IRA Bomber on ‘Reliable MEPS’ Ally List
19 Aug 2016
Leaks from billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) have revealed the group has a list of MEPs it considers “reliable allies” which includes IRA bomber Martina Anderson. Documents show the NGO, which works worldwide to mould government policies

Leaked Soros Group Report Discusses Raising Money Off Migrant Crisis
19 Aug 2016
A paper leaked from the Open Society Foundation claims that the European migrant crisis is an opportunity for the foundation to reform migration laws and raise more money from donors. A leaked paper entitled “Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review,”

Serbia Intercepts Over 3,000 Illegal Migrants In A Month
19 Aug 2016
Serbia detained over 3,000 migrants illegally entering into the country in one month, a military spokesman said, suggesting many were still trying to make their way along a Balkan corridor to the European Union despite border closures.

Italian Coastguard Recovered 534 Migrants From Mediterranean In One Day
19 Aug 2016
The bodies of five migrants were recovered and 534 others were saved on Thursday following an array of rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea, Italy’s coastguard said.

Tourists Cower As Kurds And Turks Fight In Vienna Central Square
18 Aug 2016
Tourists in the central square of Austria’s capital fled in terror as Kurdish protesters and opposition Turks attacked each other with pepper spray. A demonstration over the weekend left at least one police officer injured in the central square

German Police Arrest Islamist Terror Suspect
18 Aug 2016
German police have announced the arrest of a young man who is alleged to have been plotting to bomb a town festival near the German capital of Berlin. Police in the Brandenburg region of Germany near the Polish border said the

Greece Plans New Migrant Facilities As New Arrivals Continue To Flood In
18 Aug 2016
Greece plans to reduce overcrowding at migrant camps on its islands, a government official said on Wednesday, to ease growing tensions and improve conditions that campaigners have called “disgraceful”.

Underage Migrants Forced Into Sex Slavery By People Traffickers
18 Aug 2016
As the number of underage migrants coming to Europe grows, many cannot afford the trip and end up in the hands of organized criminal gangs who force them into prostitution. A club in Dortmund is attempting to tackle this problem.

Syrian Migrants Housed In Seaside Holiday Villas Dream Of Anything But Greece
18 Aug 2016
About 340 other Syrian migrants have been moved to an abandoned holiday resort in the western Peloponnese. For five months, they have been living at LM Village, a beachside resort 280 km (174 miles) west of Athens which fell into disuse six years ago amid disagreements between its administrators.

Afghan Asylum Seeker Accused Of Raping 4-Year-Old Boy In Toilet
17 Aug 2016
An Afghan asylum seeker has gone on trial accused of raping four-year-old Iraqi boy in a German asylum centre. The 22-year-old was allegedly discovered in a toilet cubicle by the child’s father after he noticed his son’s shoes outside alongside

Study: Migrants Support Strong Leader In Power By Force If Necessary
17 Aug 2016
A new study in Germany among migrants has shown that a majority want a strongman leader and have no problem with that leader getting power by force. A new study of recent migrants by the School of Media, Communication and

Immigrants Caught Using Fake Cash To Pay Prostitutes
17 Aug 2016
Three migrants tried to get away with paying for several prostitutes in Austria with counterfeit money only for the police to later discover thousands of fake euros in the migrants’ car. Three Afghan asylum seekers took to visiting one of Austria’s

‘Xenophobia is Highly Rational and Justified’: Police Chief
16 Aug 2016
A Norwegian police chief has spectacularly broken ranks to express his professional opinion that high and sustained levels of crime committed by migrants more than justifies concern about foreigners, and that increasing immigration “leads to more rapes”. Writing in response to

Soros Foundation Spends Millions Promoting Somalian Migrants
16 Aug 2016
Documents show that George Soros’ Open Society Foundations has spent 1.8 million dollars to improve the image of Somalians in Europe and to combat Islamophobia. Newly leaked documents form the Open Society foundation by site DC Leaks show the organized web

Soros Group ‘Trained’ Socialists To Combat Will Of The People
16 Aug 2016
Leaked documents from the Open Society Foundations show the group to have actively trained socialist MEPs to combat populist parties and shut down free speech. A series of documents leaked from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations have revealed a number

Record Number Of Truck Drivers Fined For Transporting Migrants Into UK
16 Aug 2016
The number of lorry drivers fined for carrying illegal migrants in their vehicles has risen to record levels as the migrant crisis deepens in northern France. Hauliers can be fined up to £2,000 for every person found stowing away on
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The Grand Turk
Update - Turkey's Erdogan blames child bomber for attack that killed 51
[Reuters] At least 51 people were killed when a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 attacked a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep late on Saturday, the president said.

The attack was the deadliest in a series of bombings in Turkey this year, and President Tayyip Erdogan said Islamic State was likely behind it.

"Initial evidence suggests it was a Daesh attack," Erdogan said, using an Arabic name for the hardline Sunni Islamist group, during a visit on Sunday to Gaziantep, which has a sizeable Kurdish community. He said 69 people were in hospital and 17 were "heavily injured".

A destroyed suicide vest was found at the blast site, officials said.

Islamic State has been blamed for other similar attacks in Turkey, often targeting Kurdish gatherings in an effort to inflame ethnic tensions. The deadliest was last October, when suicide bombers killed more than 100 people at a rally of pro-Kurdish and labor activists in Ankara.

Saturday's attack comes with Turkey still in shock just a month after Erdogan and the government survived an attempted coup by rogue military officers, which Ankara blames on U.S.-based Islamist preacher Fethullah Gulen. Gulen has denied the charge.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said the wedding party was for one of its members. The groom was among those injured, but the bride was not hurt.

The bomb went off as guests spilled out into the streets of the city close to the Syrian border after the traditional henna night party, when guests have their hands and feet painted.

Women and children, including a three-month-old baby, were among the dead, witnesses said.

Blood and burn marks stained the walls of the narrow lane where the blast hit. Women in white and checkered scarves wept outside the morgue waiting for word on missing relatives.
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#1  He probably should blame himself, but I'm glad he didn't blame Trump.
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Eight 30 50 killed in blast at wedding in southeast Turkey: state media
[ALMASDARNEWS] Eight people were killed and 60 were maimed on Saturday in an attack on a wedding party in southern The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
that a deputy prime minister said appeared to have been carried out by a jacket wallah.

Ambulances raced to the scene of the attack in the Sahinbey district of the city of Gaziantep and police sealed off the area.

A parliamentary deputy from the ruling AK Party said in a twitter message that 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....
gunnies were believed to be behind the attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
member Turkey has suffered a string of attacks this year by Islamic State fighters, who pass relatively easily across the border from neighboring Syria, and by Kurdish gunnies seeking autonomy or independence.

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said Saturday’s attack was probably carried out by a suicide bomber.
Update just before midnight from The Times of Israel:
Toll in Turkey wedding bombing rises to 30 dead, 94 injured
Update from An Nahar at 9:20 a.m. ET:
At least 50 people were killed in a southeastern Turkish city close to Syria when a suspected suicide bomber linked to Islamic State jihadists attacked a wedding thronged with guests, officials said Sunday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the IS extremist group was the "likely perpetrator" of the bomb attack, the deadliest in 2016, in Gaziantep late Saturday that targeted a celebration attended by many Kurds.

The remains of a suicide vest were found at the scene, the chief prosecutor's office said in a statement on Sunday, broadcaster CNN-Turk reported.
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India-Pakistan
9 Bad Guys die in Tirah region airstrikes
LANDI KOTAL: Intermittent air strikes and a ground offensive carried out on Saturday in the Rajgal valley of the Tirah region as part of the ongoing military operation left nine suspected terrorists dead and six of their hideouts destroyed.

According to APP, four suspects were injured in the strikes in high mountains near the border with Afghanistan.

The action was codenamed ‘Khyber III military operation’ by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media affairs wing of Pakistan Army.

Paramilitary soldier dies in Jamrud gun attack

The ISPR in its initial press notes about the Rajgal offensive did not give it a name and codenamed it Khyber III only after Chief of the Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif visited the front positions on Friday.

The ISPR said that the destroyed hideouts included an ammunition depot, but its claim could not be verified independently as since 2012 the media have had no access to the region.

Earlier in the morning, a khasadar was shot dead in the Ghundi area of Jamrud.

Personnel of the Swat Scouts along with the Khasadar and Levies forces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa conducted a search operation in the area immediately after the incident and picked up four suspects.

Nobody claimed responsibility for the attack on Shakeel Khan, the khasadar. With fresh casualties, the number of terrorists killed reached 36 with 15 others wounded in the ongoing operation, adds APP.

According to the ISPR, the military offensive took place in the mountainous terrain of Babar Kachkol, Naray Nao and Tor Sapar areas.

Most of the terrorist-infested regions in Khyber Agency were cleared in two previous operations — codenamed Khyber I & II. The ISPR release said that Khyber III was launched on Tuesday which targeted the terrorists holed up in the area beyond the Tirah valley.

The military launched Khyber III to reinforce deployment of troops along the border with Afghanistan to effectively check movement of terrorists.

Published in Dawn, August 21st, 2016
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4 bullet-ridden bodies found in Balochistan
KALAT: Levies recovered four bullet-riddled bodies in Balochistan's Kalat district on Friday evening.

Levies sources said the bodies were found in the Nimargh area of Kalat district. All the victims had received bullet injuries.

The bodies were shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) hospital in Kalat. Levies personnel reached the scene as an investigation into the incident went underway.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killings.

In a separate incident, unknown miscreants blew up an eight-inch gas pipeline in Balochistan's Dera Bugti. Levies sources said gas supply from well number 7 was suspended following the incident.

"They planted an improvised explosive device near the gas pipelines, which went off with a large explosion," said Levies sources. Repair work to restore gas supply could not be immediately started due to the risk of landmines in the area.

"Repair work will be started once the area is cleared by security personnel."

Militants have conducted attacks against security forces and national installations in Balochistan, which has been plagued by an insurgency and growing sectarian killings for more than a decade.

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#1  Only 4? Slow night,
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Iraq
Anbar Antics: 15 die


14 ISIS troops die in Khalidiya

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Khalidiya District Council announced that 14 ISIS members were killed during raid and search operations, carried out at several places of Khalidiya island.

Head of the security committee in Khalidiya Council Ibrahim al-Fahdawi, in a statement issued to the media said, “Security forces discovered several ISIS hideouts in Khalidiya Island and clashed with the members of the outfit as well. In the clashes, 14 ISIS men were killed, apart from destroying three cache of weapons at Albu Obeid and Albu Bali. Among the dead ISIS men, several members were Arabs and foreigners.”

Fahdawi added, “The military troops are still dealing with ISIS at al-Zawya and Kartan in Khalidiya Island, as well as shelling their strongholds and gatherings.”

ISIS Top Dawg dies from leaked DNC memos and airstrikes, but mostly from airstrikes

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Iraqi security sources revealed that a senior ISIS leader was killed in Anbar province.

The commander of Jazeera Operations Command Qassim al-Mohamadi, in a statement issued to the media, said, “An airstrike carried out by the international coalition aviation killed ISIS Wali of Baghdadi Island west of Ramadi.”

Mohamadi added, “We received intelligence inputs indicating about the presence of ISIS Wali of Baghdadi Island Abu Arrab inside one of ISIS headquarters in al-Wasiliyah, to the west of Ramadi. Acting on the tip off the international coalition aviation bombed the headquarter, killing all the ISIS members inside. The dead members also included Abu Arrab.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die


2 Iraqi militia die in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior revealed that a suicide bombing attack in al-Yusufia, Baghdad, killed two Shia militiamen and injured eight others.

“A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up near an al-Hashd al-Sha’abi gathering in al-Yusufiya, Baghdad, yesterday evening. Two members of the organization were killed on the spot while eight others were severely injured,” the source seeking anonymity said.

“Security forces cordoned off the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the bodies of the deceased were sent to the forensic department,” the source added.

1 dead in bombing attack in Talbiya

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source it the Ministry of Interior informed on Saturday one person was killed and seven others injured in a bomb blast east of Baghdad.

“This morning a bomb exploded in the industrial neighborhood in Talbiya, to the east of Baghdad, in which one person was killed and seven others were injured severely.”

“Security force rushed to the area and transported the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment. The body of the deceased was sent to the forensic department. Forces have cordoned off the area,” the source added.
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ISIS executes its Uzbeks commander
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed the commander of its Uzbek battalion, Abu Qutada al-Uzbaki, for fleeing the battles in northern Iraq.

Abu Qutada was said to have fled ‐ along with all battalion fighters ‐ the battlefield while fighting the Kurdish Peshmerga forces last Saturday.

The terror group is notorious for killing its own members who escape the battles.
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Iraq allows Russia access to their airspace
[ALMASDARNEWS] Iraq has given the Russian Air Force full access to their airspace in order to combat the terrorist forces like the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) that are occupying eastern Syria.

This move by the Iraqi government came just hours after the Russian Air Force landed their first fighter jets at the Hamedan Airbase in Iran.

Access to Iraqi airspace is critical to the Russian Air Force because they will be conducting Arclight airstrikes against the Islamic State forces that are operating along the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Russia has already fired long-range missiles over Iraq; however, they have never used Iraqi airspace to attack the Islamic State hard boyz in Syria.

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ISIS targets displaced Iraqis in Baiji, 12 killed
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) continued its terrorist ways on Thursday by targeting internally displaced civilians with rockets and mortar shells near the liberated city of Baiji in Iraq’s Salehiddeen Governorate.

According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, at least 12 non-combatants were killed and another 25 were maimed as a result of this terrorist attack by the Islamic State snuffies in the Baiji area.

ISIS has recently increased their attacks against Iraqi civilians, following several losses to the Iraqi Armed Forces in southern djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and eastern Al-Anbar.

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Iraqi forces begin important offensive in Al-Ramadi
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) kicked off the second phase of their offensive to liberate the last two Islamic State bastions in east Al-Ramadi.

The military commander of the Al-Anbar operations told Sumariya TV on Friday that the Popular Mobilization Forces stormed the Albu Kanaan region, where they are currently involved in a fierce battle with the Islamic State terrorists.

Albu Kanaan and Kartan are the two remaining Islamic State bastions in the eastern countryside of Al-Ramadi that have not been liberated by the Iraqi Armed Forces.

As long as those two areas remain under Islamic State control, the imperative Jazirat Al-Khalidiyah region will not be full cleared of the terrorist group.

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Media worker killed in western Iraq: employer
[Iraq Sun] A technician with an Iraqi satellite channel was killed on Saturday and a journalist maimed as they covered operations against 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 western Iraq, their employer said.

Both worked for Al Ahad TV, a channel affiliated with Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the most powerful Shi'ite militias in Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary umbrella.

The pair were hit by mortar fire in Jazirat al-Khaldiyeh in the western province of Anbar.

"Our TV team came under mortar fire in Jazirat al-Khaldiyeh as they were covering the battle," Raida al-Ogaily, head of public relations at Al-Ahad said.

"Broadcast technician Ali Ghani was killed and the correspondent, Hussein al-Fares, was maimed," she said.

The area where the incident occurred lies between quiet provincial capital Ramadi and Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
both of which have been retaken from the jihadists by security forces.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian who gave medical aid to Jewish terror victims faces persecution
BLUF: [LI] We previously wrote about the terrorist shooting attack that killed father of 10 Rabbi Miki Mark, and injured his wife and several of his children who were in the vehicle, Palestinian War of Terror ‐ Israeli father of 10 murdered in front of his family. Rendering medical assistance to Jewish terror victims landed the man in hot water:

A Palestinian man who saved the children of a West Bank rabbi after a deadly terror attack that killed him has been fired from his job, according to the head of Har Hevron Regional Council.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Yochai Damari said that the man is now unemployed due to Palestinian opposition to his actions and should be assisted by Israel.

"I met with him and he asked me to help remove any obstacle preventing him from receiving a work permit," Damari wrote. Such a permit would allow the man to obtain employment inside Israel.
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#1  Demonstrate one shred of common decency, Islam will contrive to snuff it out.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Civilians flee as deadly Hasaka battle rages on
[AlArabiya] Civilians fled a city in northeastern Syria where government warplanes bombed Kurdish-held areas for a second day on Friday, as the Syrian army accused Kurdish forces of igniting the conflict by trying to take over the area.

The fighting this week in Hasaka, which is divided into zones of Kurdish and Syrian government control, marks the most violent confrontation between the Kurdish YPG militia and Damascus in more than five years of civil war.

The YPG is at the heart of a US-led campaign against ISIS in Syria, and controls swathes of the north where Kurdish groups have set up their own government since the Syrian war began in 2011.

A Pentagon official said US-led coalition aircraft were sent near Hasaka on Thursday to protect coalition special operation ground forces in response to bombing by Syrian jets, and additional combat air patrols were being sent to the area.

The government air strikes on Hasaka mark the first time the Syrian military has deployed its warplanes against Kurdish groups during the war.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the incident was not an intercept and the coalition aircraft reached the area by the time the Syrian government warplanes were leaving.

YPG spokesman Redur Xelil told Reuters that Kurdish authorities had evacuated thousands of civilians from their area of control. “Whoever can bear arms is fighting the regime and its gangs,” Xelil said. “Our situation is so far defensive but it will change all the while the regime escalates in this way.”

In its first comment on the situation, the Syrian army accused a YPG-affiliated security force known as the Asayish of igniting the violence through escalating “provocations” including the bombardment of army positions in Hasaka that had killed a number of soldiers and civilians.

In a statement, the military command said the Asayish were aiming to take control of Hasaka city, and the army had responded appropriately by firing at armed groups’ “sources of fire”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the war using a network of activists, said civilians were using lulls in the fighting to flee the city. Xelil said dozens of civilians had been killed over the past two days.

The YPG and Syrian government have mostly avoided confrontation during the multi-sided war that has turned Syria into a patchwork of areas held by the state and an array of armed factions.

Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, has focused mostly on fighting Sunni Arab rebels who have been battling to oust him in western Syria with support from countries including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Syrian and Russian air forces are routinely deployed in the war in western Syria.

The YPG, or People’s Protection Units, has meanwhile prioritized carving out and safeguarding predominantly Kurdish regions of northern Syria. The group has ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey.

While the YPG controls most of the northeast, the Syrian government has maintained footholds in the cities of Hasaka and Qamishli at the border with Turkey. The YPG has controlled most of Hasaka city since last year.

It is the second major eruption of fighting between the YPG and Syrian government fighters this year. In April, they fought several days of lethal battles in Qamishli, north of Hasaka city and also mostly YPG-held.

The Observatory said Kurdish forces had gained ground in the southern part of Hasaka.

Rami Abdulrahman, Observatory director, said the fighting began this week after pro-government militiamen detained a number of Kurdish youths, a step that had followed advances by Kurdish security forces towards government-held areas.
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Syrian rebels seal off lines north of Manbij
[ARA News] ALEPPO – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Manbij Military Council finished an operation on Saturday to secure defense lines, after the liberation of Syria’s border city of Manbij from ISIS militants last week.

“The efforts of the SDF forces and MMC in securing the defence lines north of the Sajur river was finished, to prevent infiltration attempts by ISIS militants,” the council said, adding that the SDF withdrew from the area handing its position to the local MMC fighters.

“We announce that the battle for the northern countryside of Manbij achieved its results, and the battle for this frontline is over,” the council said.

However, the council said, they will ‘continue to liberate the southern countryside of Manbij.’

At least 59 ISIS militants were killed in renewed clashes with the SDF forces before the the frontlines near Manbij were secured on Saturday.

Handing over Liberated City to Locals

The Manbij Military Council (MMC) on Friday said that the campaign to liberate the countryside of Manbij is ongoing, while the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over all their military points to the council.

The statement comes after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a statement said that they expect the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YGP) –a leading member of the SDF– to withdraw from Manbij.

The Council said that many villages in the countryside of Manbij were liberated with the help of the SDF, while the SDF reinforced its defensive lines in the north frontlines from the countryside to the Euphrates river.

“We as the MMC declare to the public opinion that the SDF after they took out Daesh [ISIS] from Manbij and their heroic support to us, they have handed all military points in the city to the Manbij Military Council,” the council said.

“We in the MMC thank the SDF for all their efforts and sacrifice to serve our people in Manbij and all of Syria,” the council said.

“As we understood the plan with our partners that the YPG would indeed go to the eastern side of the Euphrates River when the battle was over. The battle’s not over yet. They’ve still got work that they’re doing in their clearing,” Colonel Christopher Garver, the US-led coalition spokesperson said on 16 August.

“They are now clearing through areas of the city through which Daesh retreated, looking for small pockets of Daesh fighters. Their stated aim is to make the city safe for civilians to return,” he said.

“This clearance is slow, difficult and dangerous because Daesh left behind a significant number of IEDs as they retreated, as we have seen them do many times when they retreat,” he added.

“This work will take time. Outside the city, the SDF are reinforcing their positions in the immediate vicinity of the city to protect against Daesh local counterattacks,” Garver said.
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Lebanese police arrest Syrian ISIS member
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Lebanese security forces tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
a Syrian national in Jezzine on Saturday for belonging to the so-called "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Al-Sham" (ISIS).

According to the National News Agency of Leb, the Lebanese security forces arrested the Syrian national after he returned to Leb from Syria, where he participated in the war for nearly 4 years.

The suspected terrorist has now been ahnded over to the competent authorities for further questioning.
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Syrian Army foils jihadist offensive in northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of Jund Al-Aqsa (Al-Qaeda franchise) launched an offensive on Saturday morning to capture the key village of Ma’an in Hama’s northern countryside.

Launching their attack from Morek, Jund Al-Aqsa attempted to repeatedly break-through the front-line positions of the Syrian Armed Forces north of Ma’an; however, they were unable to infiltrate their defenses.

Following a four hour battle, Jund Al-Aqsa was forced to withdraw their fighters from the Ma’an front, as Russian fighter jets swarmed the northern Hama countryside.

According to a field correspondent in northern Hama, the Russian Air Force struck the villages of Morek, Kafr Zita, and Al-Lataminah, killing a large number of jihadists in the process.

Currently, there are no festivities near the Ma’an front, despite the intensity of the Jund Al-Aqsa assault; however, the Russian Arclight airstrikes are still ongoing over northern Hama.

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Top salafist commander killed in southern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] Pro-jihadi social media accounts mourned, yesterday, the military commander of Ansar al-Islam salafist
...also known as Wahhabis, salafists are against innovation in religion or in anything else. They eat the same things every meal of every day and all their children are named Abdullah or Mohammed. Not all salafists are takfiris, but all takfiris are salafists. They are fond of praying five times a day and killing infidels...
group, Abu Leith al-Tunisi, was killed during festivities with the Syrian Army in southern Aleppo.

The terror chief was killed while repelling the government troops at Al-Mahroukat Hilltop, located to the south of the strategic Ramouseh district. A number of jihadists from the same hardline group was also reported dead including Muhajer al-Kurdi, Abu Zakaaya al-Kurdi and Habib al-Kurdi.

The myrmidon Kurdish Sunni group was first established in Iraq in 2001 and fought the American-led forces following the 2003 Iraq invasion. With the outbreak of the Syrian war, the group established itself in the war-torn country and participated ‐ along with other jihadi factions ‐ in several battles against the Syrian Army.

On August 2014, part of the group pledged allegiance to the self-proclaimed 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 Iraq and Syria (ISIS), while the rest continued to function as an independent organization.

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#1  was this dude trying to strike a pose as the Muzzie Jim Morrison - do they have like Jihadi Tiger Beat for jihadettes to swoon over?
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Battle of the tanks as Islamist rebels launch counter-offensive in east Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] From morning until afternoon today, festivities raged in eastern Damascus as Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
attempted to create some much needed breathing space.

Islamist forces attacked newly fortified government positions at Hawsh Nasri, a village in the East Ghouta which was captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) last week.

Jaish al-Islam did make some initial headway, seizing several positions inside Hawsh Nasri itself during the morning hours.

However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
a source embedded with the SAA’s Elite Republican Guards assured Al-Masdar News that all lost checkpoints had been recovered by government troops during the afternoon.

The source added that 11 holy warriors were killed with approximately a dozen more maimed; the casualties were exclusively inflicted by armored vehicles.

Nevertheless, a front man of Jaish al-Islam said rebel fighters had destroyed one T-72 tank along with a BMP during the festivities.

Neither side mentioned today’s SAA corpse count.

Hawsh Nasri represents a gateway into Douma, a major Islamist stronghold just east of Damascus which has been under Jaish al-Islam rule since 2012.

Around half the East Ghouta rebel pocket has evaporated over the past three years as government soldiers have gradually rolled back hard boy gains in the Syrian capital.

Hundreds of SAA tanks and thousands of Elite Republican Guards are tied up in Damascus, making it a major priority for the SAA’s Military High Command.

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Syrian Air Force hunts down Islamist militants across the country
[ALMASDARNEWS] A confidential military source has informed Al-Masdar News that a total of 46 jet sorties and 26 helicopter sorties were conducted in the past 24 hours, averaging an Arclight airstrike every 20 minutes.

The air raids were carried out across five governorates; namely Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, Hama and Deir Ezzor. The Arclight airstrikes were roughly split 50/50 between rebel-held areas and ISIS territory.

A convoy of armored vehicles were spotted and targeted by Syrian warplanes along the Saraqib-Aleppo road in Idlib province. The devastation was not immediately clear.

However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
the source confirmed to Al-Masdar News that 4 pickup trucks fitted with heavy machineguns were set alight by Arclight airstrikes in southern Aleppo, near the military colleges at the Sheikh Saeed district.

According to Syrian intelligence, all four pickup trucks belonged to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, an Islamist group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Furthermore, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) targeted a number of ISIS controlled villages in eastern Aleppo, specifically at Deir Hafer, Hamimah and Rasm al-Kama. This region has otherwise been relatively calm since the SAA liberated Kuweiris Airbase in late 2015.
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ISIS executes 14 in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province informed on Saturday that ISIS executed 14 civilians in central Mosul, accusing them of collaborating with government and Kurdish Peshmerga forces..

Sharing details the source said, “ISIS killed 14 civilians in al-Faisaliah, central Mosul, for the allegedly collaborating with the government and Peshmerga forces. The entire execution process was filmed on camera by the outfit. The death penalty against the civilians were issued by the Sharia court in Nineveh.”

ISIS executes 2 in Hawija

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Al-Hashed al-Sha’abi leader Jabbar Maamouri revealed on Saturday that ISIS executed two of its own leaders and detained 30 other members in Hawija district.

Maamouri, in a press statement, said, “ISIS executed two of its own leaders and transferred four others to Mosul, a day after the were arrested near Hawija, south-west of Kirkuk. They were linked to the Emir of ISIS in Kirkuk, who was executed yesterday. The Emir was arrested because in an audio recording he was heard of appealing to the ISIS fighters to withdraw and fall back from Hawija.”

“On the other hand, ISIS detained over 30 of its own men due to the chaos and internal confusion in the ranks of the organization. Rifts among the leaders have also surfaced and the morale of the fighters have also gone down in the past few weeks,” Maamouri further added in the statement.

Houthis kill 14 for desertion

[Al Arabiya] Iran-backed Houthi militias have retaliated against allied forces belonging to the ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh for fleeing clashes with Saudi forces near the southwestern province of Najran, killing at least 15 fighters, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Houthis have long been allies with Saleh’s forces to combine efforts against the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi.

The clashes, which took place near the Saudi-Yemen border, led to the killing of nearly 70 Houthi militias by Saudi forces.
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