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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [614 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That picture prompted a trip down memory lane to olden days when burlesque theaters existed. Ah, fond memories from youth--when visits to a burlesque theater were considered a rite of passage for young men. Such visits were often brought about with the help of fake IDs as entry to such bawdy houses were age-restricted. Pasties and G-strings and the comedians seem rather tame by today's standards. I wonder how many R-burgers have been to a real burlesque theater?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/03/2016 8:45 Comments || Top||

#2  [raises hand]
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 09/03/2016 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  AlmostAnonymous5839, There's an honest person. These places would be considered so politically incorrect today but fun in the day.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/03/2016 10:18 Comments || Top||

#4  BTW, some of these Burly queens got rich practicing the art of tantalizingly removing articles of clothing. Mind you, they raised this to an art. They acted more on the imagination more than anything else. If things started to appear to get too risqué, the lights came down and the blue lights came on and then the lady was off the stage and the next act came on. These ladies, such as Gypsy Rose Lee would be equivalent to rock stars today.

It is surprising how many of our best comedians got their start as comedians in burlesque theaters. Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Red Buttons, Milton Berle and Phil Silvers are among the comedians who got their start in burly-cue.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/03/2016 11:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Carnival brought an "after hours" Burly show to our little time; All my 8 year old mind remembered was her name, "Cherry Pops"
Posted by: Elmoth Thineter8692 || 09/03/2016 12:30 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Alamogordo police officer killed after Friday morning shooting
[KOB] A foot chase with police in southern New Mexico ended Friday with one officer and the suspect dead, the Alamogordo Police Department said.

Alamogordo Police Chief Daron Syling said the officer, 33-year-old Clint Corvinus, was struck by gunfire Friday morning and died from his injuries at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center.

Two officers were on a routine patrol on the 600 block of South Florida Avenue when they made contact with a man, 38-year-old Joseph Moreno. The suspect, who had three active arrest warrants, fled police and police pursued, Syling said.

At some point shots were fired, and both Moreno and Corvinus were struck, Syling said. Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam’s family
[ALMASDARNEWS] At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were killed on Wednesday in an air strike on their family home in northern Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, a Rooters witness, a medic and a resident said.

It was the latest in a series of raids by the coalition, which is providing air support to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in his fight against Iran-allied Houthis who have seized much of the country since 2014.

They said missiles struck a house of the imam, identified as Saleh Abu Zainah, in Saada, the capital of Saada province in northern Yemen, home of 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 ...
group which hails from the Zaydi branch of Shi’ite Islam.

The imam, his family, his two sons and their families, all died in the attack, including at least four children, they said.

A front man for the Saudi-led coalition had no immediate comment on the report.

Pictures taken by a Rooters photographer showed men digging up the body of a child from under the rubble.

"The air raid happened in the morning and because the house was made of mud, it took us until noon to be able to dig the bodies out," said Nayef, a resident who helped remove the rubble to recover the bodies.

A medic said rescue workers were concerned about fresh air strikes when they arrived at the scene and found aircraft still hovering overhead.

Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi forces advance east of Yemeni capital
[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, backed by the Yemeni Republican Guard, reportedly captured several points in the Mudfoun area of the Nihm District on Wednesday, expelling much of the Hadi loyalists to the Sanaa-Marib axis.

This Houthi advance on Wednesday, came just hours after the Saudi-led Coalition carried out a number of Arclight airstrikes over the Nihm District of Sanaa, killing and wounding several civilians process.

Hadi loyalists have repeatedly attempted to gain ground inside the Nihm District; however, their attacks are usually repelled and then countered by the Houthi forces and their allies.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi forces seize Saudi military posts and US weapons in Asir Province
[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, backed by the Yemeni Republican Guard and Saleh Forces, managed to seize several Saudi military posts in the Asir Province of 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...
on Thursday, Yemen-based al-Masirah News Agency reported.

Following the capture of these Saudi military posts, the Houthi forces and their allies confiscated a large cache of U.S. and Canadian weapons that belonged to the Saudi-led Coalition.

In addition to their advance in the Asir Province, the Houthi forces and their allies are quickly combing through the Saudi Army controlled Najran Valley, capturing several sites near the scenic provincial capital.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Houthi forces and their allies confiscated a large cache of U.S. and Canadian weapons

(i) But AK-47 is still the most popular?
(ii) Canadian weapons?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2016 4:09 Comments || Top||

#2  "Canadian weapons?"
Tim-bits past their shelf life.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/03/2016 9:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Oi vey.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2016 10:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Light Armored Vehicles.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/03/2016 10:11 Comments || Top||

#5  It's strange how they didn't sieze any Saudis.
Posted by: gorb || 09/03/2016 19:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Tim-bits past their shelf life.????? NO SUCH THING EXISTS!!!!
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 09/03/2016 21:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Tim-bits past their shelf life.????? NO SUCH THING EXISTS!!!!
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 09/03/2016 21:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Double postings????? IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 09/03/2016 21:26 Comments || Top||


Yemeni Army rains missiles in southern Saudi Arabia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Yemeni Army’s “Rocket Battalion” launched several Qahir-1 ballistic missiles into southern Saudi Arabia on Friday night, striking the Saudi Army’s defenses at a military base in Al-Ta’if. Video footage of the Yemeni missile strike in Al-Ta’if was captured by the Military Media, a broadcasting wing for Hezbollah
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Suspected robber killed in Jhenaidah ‘gunfight’
[Dhaka Tribune] A suspected robber has been killed in a "shootout" with police in Pirojpur Koraitola area under Kaliganj upazila of Jhenaidah district.
Good luck finding that one with a highly detailed map and a periwinkle magnifier...
The identity of the dear departed could not be ascertained yet.

Kaliganj cop shoppe Second Officer SI Imran Alam said: "A police team was patrolling in the area around 3am on Friday when they noticed some logs on the road.

"A group of 10 to 12 robbers hurled two improvised bombs targeting the law enforcers when they stopped their vehicle to check what was happening there."

In retaliation, police shot up the robbers that triggered a "shootout" between them.

At one stage, one of the gang members was caught in the line of fire
...right where he was placed...
and was struck down in his prime while the others managed to flee the scene.
... as though they had never been...
Kaliganj OC Aminul Islam said: "The body has been sent to Upazila Health Complex."

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
a shutter gun, five improvised bombs, four machetes, a round of bullets, rope and a logs were recovered from the spot.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And the shutter gun was successfully returned to its velvet lined case, to await its next deployment.
Posted by: Nguard || 09/03/2016 8:35 Comments || Top||

#2  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2016 21:09 Comments || Top||


Top militant shot dead in Bangladesh
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Bangladesh police raided a Death Eater hideout in the capital Friday, killing a suspected top Death Eater who helped plan the deadly attack on a cafe in Dhaka that left 22 people dead in July.

Police said the slain hard boy was Major Murad, 35, who stabbed and injured three officers during the raid on a five-storey building in Dhaka's Rupnagar neighbourhood where the suspect had rented a flat.

"He was a senior member of the JMB (Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh) and trained the five gunnies who attacked the Gulshan cafe," Sanwar Hossain, a senior counter-terrorism officer in the Dhaka police force, told AFP.

Chief trainer
"He was smart and fluent in English. He was the chief trainer of the JMB and one of the planners of the cafe attack. He was rubbed out after he stabbed three of our officers who were trying to take him alive," he said, adding that the three coppers had been hospitalised.

The raid came days after police potted three suspected bandidos bandidos hard boys including the alleged criminal mastermind of the cafe attack, JMB leader Tamim Chowdhury, a Canadian citizen.

Police have blamed the JMB for a wave of murders targeting foreigners and members of religious minorities in which at least 80 people have been killed.

Since the cafe attack in July police have rubbed out at least 27 Death Eaters.

The ISIS grabbed credit for the Gulshan attack, releasing photos from inside the cafe during the siege and of the five men who carried out the deadly assault and were rubbed out at its finale.

But Bangladeshi authorities have rejected the claim, saying international Death Eater networks have no presence in the world’s third-largest Moslem-majority nation.

Critics say Prime Minister the loathesome Sheikh Hasina
...Bangla dynastic politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangla Awami League since the Lower Paleolithic. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangla. Her party defeated the BNP-led Four-Party Alliance in the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has once before held the office, from 1996 to 2001, when she was defeated in a landslide. She and the head of the BNP, Khaleda Zia show such blind animosity toward each other that they are known as the Battling Begums..
's administration is in denial about the nature of the threat posed by gunnies and accuse her of trying to exploit the attacks to demonise her domestic opponents.

Earlier this week, US Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
said during a visit to Dhaka that there was evidence to link the bandidos bandidos hard boys behind the recent spate of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to ISIS.

Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


Europe
'Dane' who shot police an ‘ISIS soldier’, says Amaq
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Danish man who shot two police during a drug raid in Copenhagen earlier this week was an ISIS group member, the militant-linked Amaq news outlet said on Friday.

“The perpetrator of the attack that targeted the police in Copenhagen is a soldier of the ISIS and carried out the operation in response to calls to target the countries of the coalition,” it said, referring to an international alliance battling ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
The Times of Israel adds:
Mesa Hodzic, who injured 2 officers and civilian in Copenhagen raid, died Friday from gunshot wounds sustained during arrest.

The 25-year-old, named by local media as Mesa Hodzic, shot two coppers and a civilian on Wednesday during a routine drug raid, and died Friday of gunshot wounds he sustained during his eventual arrest.

Danish police said on Thursday that Hodzic had links to the radical Islamist group Millatu Ibrahim and that he sympathized with IS, but that there was no evidence that extremism had inspired the shooting.

Copenhagen police on Friday had no immediate comment on Amaq’s claims.

Hodzic shot the coppers, one of whom is at death's door, when they stopped him during a drug raid on the Christiania neighborhood, which was founded by squatting hippies in the 1970s and has a long history of openly trading drugs.

He was critically maimed when police opened fire during his arrest early Thursday in a suburban area near Copenhagen’s airport and died the following day.

Violent past
In addition to three counts of attempted murder, he had faced preliminary charges of possessing a firearm and trafficking 48 kilos (106 pounds) of cannabis, 2.7 kilos of skunk -- a powerful type of marijuana -- and over 1,800 joints.

He was described by police as a regular in Christiania, where he reportedly came cycling on Wednesday to collect the day’s takings from a stall in the neighborhood’s infamous open air cannabis market, which is controlled by criminal gangs.

The 25-year-old came to Denmark from Bosnia and Herzegovina aged four, and was tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in 2010 along with his father and brother on suspicion of repeatedly stabbing a man with a kitchen knife, but was later freed, according to Danish news agency Ritzau.

He had also been arrested on suspicion of committing a violent assault with a knife in 2007.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  ISIS soldier. A mid-level mafioso. Odd.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 09/03/2016 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Not surprising. The Mafia started out as a 'liberation organization."
Posted by: Pappy || 09/03/2016 10:12 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Over 10,000 Sacked in New Turkey Post-Coup Purge
[AnNahar] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has sacked another 10,000 coppers, judges, prosecutors and academics, according to a decree published Friday, as the state continued a purge within public services following July's failed coup.

A total of 7,669 police were dismissed in the latest swoop on suspected coup plotters or supporters, along with 323 personnel in the gendarmerie, which looks after domestic security.

A further 543 prosecutors and judges were also dismissed, bringing the total of those removed from the judiciary to 3,390, NTV channel reported.

The state's post-coup crackdown on higher education also continued, with 2,346 academics getting the sack, along with 28,000 others in education, including thousands of teachers.

Also Friday, the justice minister said tens of thousands of convicts who were tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
before the putsch had been freed, under an initiative apparently aimed at relieving pressure on prisons which are bursting with coup suspects.

To fill the gaping holes left in the judiciary, the state has invited judges and prosecutors who took early retirement to apply to return.

The latest sweep also involved the dismissal of more than 800 military personnel, most of whom were already under arrest. A total of 4,451 military personnel have been sacked since July, including scores of generals.

- 34,000 convicts released -
Announcing the prisoner release, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said it involved people tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
for minor offences.

"As of yesterday evening, 33,838 prisoners and detainees have been released," Bozdag said during a ministerial meeting in Ankara led by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that was broadcast live. The government said it was not an amnesty and that it would not apply to those tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
for murder, terrorism or crimes against state security, nor would it involve any of those held in connection with the coup.

According to state-run Anadolu news agency, the total capacity of Turkey's prisons is 187,351 people.

Since July 15, the number of those in jug has swelled to more than 200,000.

Yildirim said that 40,000 people were tossed into the calaboose in July, of which 20,000 were remanded in jug.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2016 02:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan born 26 February 1954. Stalin died March 2, 1953. Personally, I don't believe in reincarnation, but...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2016 10:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Where exactly do they think they'll get replacements? Also, say goodbye to the Tourism Industry.
Posted by: Charles || 09/03/2016 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Turkish tourism is now anti-competing with Egyptian anti-tourism, and both eclipsed by Cuban yuppy-tourism. I am glad I am not a history teacher.
Posted by: Beau || 09/03/2016 16:42 Comments || Top||


Bomb hits military vehicle in Turkey's southeast: Security sources
[AlAhram] A blast from a roadside kaboom hit a passing military vehicle near the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday and the Kurdish hard boy PKK was suspected to be behind the attack, security sources said.

At least one soldier was maimed, Dogan news agency reported. The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's mainly Kurdish southeast has been hit with waves of violence following the collapse last year of a ceasefire between the state and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The kaboom followed violence elsewhere in Turkey's southeast on Friday that left five security personnel and 20 Kurdish snuffies dead.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2016 02:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Attack on Peshawar's Christian Colony: Civilian killed, all terrorists dead
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: Four hard boyz trying to attack a Christian colony on Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
's outskirts were killed during a stand-off with security forces Friday morning.

A civilian was also killed in the attack, security sources told DawnNews.

The Jamaatul Ahrar
...A Pak Taliban splinter group that split off from the Mullah Fazlullah faction because it wasn't violent enough...
hard boy group grabbed credit for the attack.

Soldiers backed by Army helicopters exchanged gunfire with Death Eaters in boom jackets who entered the colony around 6am after hitting a security guard, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

All four attackers detonated their suicide jackets, Additional Inspector General Bomb Disposal Squad Shafqat Malik said, adding that rifles and five hand grenades were recovered from the attackers.

Two 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....
soldiers, a police constable and two civilian guards were maimed during an exchange of fire with terrorists, ISPR said.

Two of the hard boyz took cover in under construction houses, one hid inside a house, and one was found outside in the colony, the AIG said.

The AIG termed the colony clear after a house-to-house search operation was carried out.

Army men at the site of the attack. ─ AFP
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar

#1  Interesting. Getting four boomjackets together and four guys ready to do the deed to Christians suggests a pretty substantial organization. But if they'd wanted to make a bang, so to speak, they'd have used more guys, which the organizing of the thing suggests they could have found.
Not getting this.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 09/03/2016 4:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Ima thinkern the Jamaatul Ahrar was 'auditioning' for someone.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/03/2016 10:18 Comments || Top||

#3  ...A Pak Taliban splinter group that split off from the Mullah Fazlullah faction because it wasn't violent enough...

No doubt the dreaded Pasta Fazullah sect
Posted by: Elmoth Thineter8692 || 09/03/2016 12:33 Comments || Top||


Suicide bomber kills 13 in attack on Mardan courthouse
[DAWN] At least 13 people were killed and 41 others injured when a jacket wallah went kaboom! near the entrance of Mardan's district and sessions court on Friday, police said.

The Jamaatul Ahrar
...A Pak Taliban splinter group that split off from the Mullah Fazlullah faction because it wasn't violent enough...
(JA) grabbed credit for the attack.

The suicide kaboom comes just hours after gunnies attacked Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
's Christian Colony, an attack also claimed by JA.

District Police Officer (DPO) Mardan Faisal Shahzad said the attacker detonated a hand grenade before exploding his boom jacket. The bomb contained 8 kilograms of kaboom, the DPO said, adding that security arrangements at the site of the attack helped mitigate the damage.

The DPO said four lawyers and three coppers were among the dead. He lauded the bravery of the coppers who tried to stop the suicide bomber from making his way inside the courthouse.

"Police fired at the attacker, then the second kaboom took place," the DIG said. "The attacker was deterred by the firing. His plan was to get inside," he said.

An emergency has been imposed at hospitals in the area.

People from the legal community have been targeted several times in the last few months.

Last month, 73 people, most of them lawyers, were killed after a suicide bomber struck the emergency ward of Quetta's Civil Hospital. The lawyers had gathered to mourn the death of 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...
Bar Association (BBA) president Bilal Anwar Kasi in a gun attack earlier in the day.

The Quetta attack was claimed by Jamaatul Ahrar and the bully boy 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, but Balochistan Chief Minster Sanaullah Zehri hinted at the involvement of Indian spy agency RAW
... India's Research and Analysis Wing, Pakistain's equivalent of the Boogie Man...
The attacks in Peshawar and Mardan come a day after Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa gave an exhaustive rundown of progress made against bully boyz in the country's northwestern region in Operation Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
which was launched in June 2014.

He highlighted that Pakistain had suffered a cumulative loss of $106.98 billion in the war on terror between 2001 and 2015. "We are not doing it for anyone but ourselves," he stressed.

He said 3,500 holy warriors had been eliminated during the course of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, while 2,272 soldiers were and 537 personnel had embraced martyrdom, including 18 officers, 35 junior commissioned officers and 484 soldiers.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar


Iraq
Arms storage blaze fires off rockets in Iraq
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A blast caused by a fire at a weapons storage depot in eastern Baghdad on Friday set off rockets that hit neighboring districts, killing at least four residents and injuring 14 others, police and hospital sources said.

Video footage showed a large plume of smoke rising above the depot. A huge kaboom was followed by a massive shockwave. Women and children were heard screaming in the background.

Footage of the blast site showed a massive crater almost five meters (15 foot) deep and 20 meters wide. Many surrounding buildings and vehicles were heavily damaged.

The depot belonged to one of the Shi'ite paramilitary groups of the Popular Mobilization Force (PMF), a police officer said.

The PMF is a coalition of mostly Iranian-backed militias that are fighting ISIS, the hardline Sunni group that overran swathes of northern and western Iraq two years ago.

The rockets set off from the depot damaged houses, shops and cars at eight locations, and started a fire at a flour factory that was still burning two hours after it was hit, the police officer said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Southeast Asia
Philippines blast leaves 12 dead, 24 wounded in market
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A powerful kaboom killed 12 people and maimed at least 24 others at a night market late Friday in President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown in the southern Philippines amid a security alert due to a major offensive against Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
gunnies in the region, officials said.

Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero said it was not immediately clear what caused the kaboom at a massage section of the market, which was cordoned off by police bomb experts and Sherlocks.

Police Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan said witnesses gave contrasting accounts, with some saying that a cooking gas tank went kaboom! while others suggested it may have been some kind of an explosive.

Police set up checkpoints in key roads leading to the city, a regional gateway about 980 kilometers (610 miles) south of Manila.

TV footage showed plastic chairs strewn about at the scene of the blast, where witnesses said the bodies of some of the dead lay scattered a few hours after the kaboom. Ambulance vans drove to and from the area following the blast.

Full alert
Police forces in the capital Manila went on full alert at midnight following the deadly blast.

Duterte, who served as a longtime mayor of Davao before assuming the presidency in June, was in the region but has not issued any statement. His front man, Ernesto Abella, urged the public to be vigilant.

"While no one has yet grabbed credit it is best that the populace refrain from reckless speculation and avoid crowded places," Abella said. "There is no cause for alarm, but it is wise to be cautious."

Philippine forces were on alert amid an ongoing military offensive against Abu Sayyaf turbans in southern Sulu province, which intensified last week after the gunnies beheaded a kidnapped young villager. The gunnies threatened to launch an unspecified attack after the military said 30 of the gunnies were killed in the weeklong offensive.

Some commanders of the Abu Sayyaf, which is blacklisted by the United States and the Philippines as a terrorist organization for deadly bombings, ransom kidnappings and beheadings, have pledged allegiance to the ISIS. The military, however, says there has been no evidence of a direct collaboration and murderous Moslem action may have been aimed at bolstering their image after years of combat setbacks.
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Abu Sayyaf kill four MNLF militants
[Anadolu] Abu Sayyaf militants killed four members of a rebel group in the Philippines' Muslim south Friday, as a military offensive against the Daesh-linked rebels. Reports say that Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked a camp of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in the island province of Sulu. The fatalities included four MNLF militants and an Abu Sayyaf rebel.

The attack comes after the Abu Sayyaf issued statements threatening to launch attacks on military camps and communities in Sulu after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered troops to intensify operations against them.

MNLF militants have been known to play a role in efforts opposing the Abu Sayyaf, the group's commitment increasing after Duterte reached out to include the indigenous Moro front in the ongoing peace process. Last month, four Abu Sayyaf rebels died after a gun battle with MNLF militants in Kalingalang Caluang, Sulu.

The four MNLF militants killed Friday were reported to be from the faction of the group's fugitive founder Nur Misuari, who earlier this year began negotiations with the Abu Sayyaf that resulted in the rebels' release of 14 Indonesian sailors.
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Islamist rebels behead two captive Syrian soldiers
[ALMASDARNEWS] Following a major rebel offensive in Syria’s central province of Hama, a number of troops serving with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have been taken into custody as prisoners of war by Islamist factions.

Newly leaked pictures reveal at least two of the Syrian soldiers were decapitated shortly after their capture. Jund al-Aqsa (Syrian al-Qaeda group) and Jaish al-Izzah (U.S. backed rebel group affiliated with the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
) were responsible for the beheading, according to information obtained by al-Masdar News.
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SouthFront: Islamist rebels on the move towards Hama’s provincial capital
[ALMASDARNEWS] Rebel factions loosely affiliated with Jaish al-Fateh have reopened the frontline in northern Hama in a move strategically aimed at relieving pressure from their bully boy comrades in Latakia and Aleppo, thus securing Idlib province from any future aggression of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

Idlib represents the functioning capital of Jaish al-Fateh while Hama city has been entirely under SAA control since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011.

Completely overwhelming the SAA, Jaish al-Fateh seized Suran and Taibat al-Imam, two large towns north of Hama city, in the matter of days. The Islamist coalition could also boast the downing of a Syrian helicopter which was operating in Hama on Friday afternoon.

News also broke that two Syrian soldiers had their heads chopped off by Jaish al-Fateh groups on Hama’s northern outskirts earlier today.

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Jund Al-Aqsa modify drones for offensive purpose
[ALMASDARNEWS] Footage emerged from the media wing of the Jund al-Aqsa terrorist group allegedly showing the repulsion of a Syrian Army assault on Ma’ardes.

In the latter parts of the video, modified drones belonging to Jund al-Aqsa could be seen dropping bombs on government positions in the troubled region of northern Hama.

Unfortunately for the jihadists, the bombs did not explode upon impact, but it is clear that the jihadist forces have been actively enhancing their capabilities in this conflict which could raise eyebrows about potential attacks on typically safe Western countries.
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Syrian Army foils ISIS attack on southern Palmyra with help from Russia
[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) launched a fierce attack at the southern perimeter of Palmyra (Tadmur) on Friday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in the al-Badiyah area.

ISIS began the offensive by attempting to seize the orchards at the southern part of Palmyra; however, the terrorist forces were unable to break-through the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses, thanks in large-part to the Russian Air Force’s non-stop Arclight airstrikes.

As a result of these Russian Arclight airstrikes, the Islamic State’s top commander in the Palmyra region of east Homs was killed.

According to the Islamic State’s official media wing, their top commander, Emir Yousif Sultan, was killed, alongside his bodyguard, after a Russian bomb struck the Badiyah area.

Following the failed Islamic State offensive on Friday, the Russian Air Force carried out a number of Arclight airstrikes over the eastern Homs countryside, targeting the terrorist group’s positions at Sukhanah, ’Arak, and Taybah.

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Jaysh Al-Islam suffers heavy casualties in failed East Ghouta offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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...
(Army of Islam) launched a massive counter-offensive in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus on Friday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled al-Reyhan Farms.

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
the Jaish al-Islam offensive would end as fast as it started on Friday, thanks in large-part to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) fierce resistance and their local scouts that provided intel regarding the enemy’s movements near al-Reyhan Farms.

Video footage from the battle was captured by the Syrian Arab News Agency on Friday, showing several Jaish al-Islam casualties littered across the al-Reyhan frontline:

Jaish al-Islam has since retreated from the al-Reyhan Farms after suffering a large number of casualties and little progress at this volatile front.

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North Syria cleared of ISIS, Kurdish militia
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has swept ISIS bully boyz and Kurdish YPG militia from an area of northern Syria, but Syrian Kurdish forces have still not met a Turkish demand to withdraw to the east of the Euphrates river, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Turkey launched a cross-border offensive into Syria last week, saying it had a dual aim of driving away bully boyz and ensuring Kurdish militia forces did not fill the void that was left by extending their control of territory along Turkey’s border.

Turkey is concerned that Syrian Kurdish militia fighters could embolden Kurdish bully boyz waging an insurgency on its soil.

Turkish warplanes renewed air strikes on ISIS sites in northern Syria on Friday, CNN Turk reported, the latest attacks since Turkish-backed forces began the incursion on Aug. 24. Turkish officials have said Turkish-backed militia forces in recent days have struck westwards, in bully boyz areas.

Erdogan told a news conference early on Friday that the operation dubbed "Euphrates Shield" had been successful in clearing ISIS and Kurdish YPG from a 400-sq-km (150-square mile) area.

But he dismissed claims that the Kurdish YPG, which Ankara calls a terrorist group, had withdrawn to a Kurdish-controlled canton to the east of the Euphrates River. The YPG says it has done so and US officials agree that is mostly the case.

The outlawed Kurdish krazed killer PKK has squandered the opportunity for a political grinding of the peace processor with Turkey by continuing its insurgency against Ankara, Turkey's prime minister said on Friday.

The autonomy-seeking Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has launched a spate of attacks since a ceasefire broke down last year, returning to arms in its three-decades-long insurgency in southeast Turkey.

’Squandering for peace’
The outlawed Kurdish krazed killer PKK has squandered the opportunity for a political grinding of the peace processor with Turkey by continuing its insurgency against Ankara, Turkey's prime minister said on Friday.

The autonomy-seeking Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has launched a spate of attacks since a ceasefire broke down last year, returning to arms in its three-decades-long insurgency in southeast Turkey.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told a televised briefing with ministers that security forces had contained the threat from Kurdish bully boyz in urban areas of the southeast and were still pursuing them in rural regions.

He said the government has spent 10 billion lira ($3.4 billion) on the fighting the krazed killers, without giving a time frame. He also said any mayors found backing bully boyz would be removed.

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