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Paktika Villages Collapse To The Taliban
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [764 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'll be.

I see where the Federal government is concerned about the possibility of Russia messing with our elections. Why am I more concerned about the Democrats stealing the Presidential election and the DHS helping orchestrate it by taking over our election process?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/05/2016 10:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Two dutiful atheist pigeons,
Eschewing all human religions,
Were heard: "Is it fitting?"
"What?" "Well, that we're shitting
All over this statue of Hitchens?"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/05/2016 12:51 Comments || Top||

#3  *happy sigh*
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2016 13:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Just to be fair...

In church at St. Peter's in Fleet St.,
The inkstained old bolshie elite meet
On Sunday, sing "glories"
And "bugger the Tories,"
So Teacher will give them a sweetmeat.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/05/2016 14:29 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Paktika Villages Collapse To The Taliban
Paktika provincial officials said that heavy clashes are underway between security forces and the Taliban in Omna district of Paktika province.

The clash broke out Sunday morning when dozens of Taliban insurgents attacked the district, officials said.

Taliban have reportedly captured several villages in the district.

Meanwhile the provincial spokesman said that security forces had made a tactical retreat.

No report on casualties reported as yet.
Posted by: badanov || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [561 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Deadly attack foiled in Kabul, 4 would-be suicide bombers arrested
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly suicide kaboom plot was foiled by the Afghan the Afghan cops with the detention of a group of 4 would-be jacket wallahs, the security officials said Sunday.

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....
police chief General Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the 4 suspects were looking to carry out an attack in Kabul city.

He said the security forces confiscated suicide kaboom vests and the suspects were too much tired as they were travelling with the vests carrying relatively more weight in their bodies.

Gen. Rahimi further added that the detained would-be bombers have confessed to their crime in the custody of the police forces.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group announced its spring offensive earlier in April this year.

The group has managed to carry out major attacks in key cities of the country since their spring offensive begun, including large attacks in Kabul city.

However the group has not managed to scale any large attack in the capital following a major attack on the American University late last month which claimed the lives of at least 13 people.

Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Roadside Explosion outside Afgoye kills at least five
A witness says 5 people were died and several others hurt when a remote-controlled landmine blast ripped through a vehicle near Afgoye on Sunday.

The explosion happened at Wayo-arag village, 8Km south of Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle region, according the witness who asked not to be named. The bus was completely destroyed by the bomb, killing five people who were onboard on the spot. No group or individual claimed credit for the IED attack. The vehicle had been travelling from Muri to Afgoye town at the time of the attack.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Three Egyptian policemen injured while attempting to defuse bomb in Damietta
[AlAhram] Three coppers were maimed on Sunday in Egypt's Damietta while attempting to defuse one of two bombs, the Ministry of Interior said.

The explosives were in a bag that was discarded by two suspects who fled when police attempted to stop them for "suspicious behaviour," according to a ministry statement.

Explosive specialists were able to defuse one of the devices before the second went kaboom!, injuring three of the coppers.

Over the past few years, improvised bombs have often been used by Islamist forces of Evil to target security forces.

While attacks have almost exclusively been focused in North Sinai, violence has also reached other areas of Egypt, including the capital. Hundreds of security forces as well as forces of Evil have been killed in the conflict.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2016 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dammit. Blow theee things in place. Get everybody out of the area and blow it. Busted windows are preferable to dead cops.
If possible, get a heavy steel cylinder open at both ends and lower it over the device. That will channel the blast and debris upwards. At one point there was a vehicle like a front-end loader which could do that. Not sure if they design was abandoned.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 09/05/2016 8:05 Comments || Top||


Libya forces facing ‘fierce’ ISIS resistance in Sirte
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libyan pro-government forces are facing "fierce resistance" from ISIS holdouts in Sirte and it could take several days to gain full control of the city, a front man said Sunday.

Forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) launched a new attack on Saturday against ISIS in Sirte, the coastal city seized by the jihadists last year.

Backed by weeks of US air strikes, pro-GNA fighters have recaptured nearly all of what had been the jihadists’ main stronghold in North Africa.

ISIS fighters are now cornered in a last district of the city but Reda Issa, a front man for loyalist forces, said it was proving difficult to dislodge them.

"IS (ISIS) is putting up fierce resistance in their last neighborhoods," Issa told AFP. "They are trying to make the battle last longer although they know it will be over soon."

At least 10 pro-GNA fighters were killed and 60 maimed in Saturday’s offensive, with most of the deaths caused by boom-mobiles and suicide kabooms, Issa said.

Fighting had eased on Sunday, he said, as pro-government forces sought ways "to minimize the casualties caused by ISIS suicide attacks the next time there will be an offensive".

"We hope to liberate Sirte before Eid," Issa said, referring to the Eid al-Adha Moslem holiday, which is due around Sept. 12.

The forces loyal to the UN-backed GNA had said they were preparing to "liberate" the entire city after seizing several ISIS positions, including its headquarters, last month.

The city’s fall would be a huge setback to ISIS’ efforts to expand its self-proclaimed "caliphate" beyond Syria and Iraq where the jihadists have also suffered losses.

The capture of Sirte by ISIS sparked fears the jihadists would use the city as a springboard for attacks on Europe.

IS remains deadly in its Sirte death throes

[Libya Herald] The outcome of the battle for Sirte is not in doubt but IS is proving no less deadly in its death throws. Ten Bunyan Marsous fighters died today in a renewed assault on the terrorists’ remaining positions. At least 30, one report puts the figure as high as 70, other fighters were maimed.

The bully boyz are still resorting to the much-feared boom-mobiles but one attempt today was blown up by ground fire before it could reach its target. Snipers and booby traps continue to reap a grim harvest of dead and injured. Among the slain today was the oldest fighter in the BM ranks, Ali Edaib, aged 80.

The corpse count among the largely Misratan attackers is now approaching 500.

The fighting today was in the town’s Number One district with some mopping up in the Third district. Both are largely residential.

The BM media office said that the bodies of ten bully boyz had been found in a school. It is not clear how they were killed.

In what must be a disturbing development for BM commanders, last night a roadside IED on the highway between Misrata and Sirte, destroyed a passing BM vehicle and killed two of the occupants.
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Bombers ‘planning Labraq attack’ killed in explosion
[Libya Herald] A group of bomb makers planning a suicide attack against Labraq airport near Beida are reported to have been killed when the explosives they were preparing went off unexpectedly early this morning . . .
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Yemeni Forces Inflict Heavy Losses Upon Saudi-backed Forces
[AlManar] The Yemeni army and popular committees managed to kill scores of Saudi-backed militants and mercenaries in various provinces.

After fierce clashes with the militants in Maareb, the Yemeni forces controlled several posts in al-Gheel city in al-Jawf province, killing scores of the Saudi-backed gunmen.

The Yemeni army and popular committees also targeted the militants’ gatherings in Maareb province, claiming a number of mercenaries.

Yemen has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.

Riyadh launched the campaign against Ansarullah revolutionaries (known as Houthis) in a bid to restore power to fugitive ex-president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the aggression, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
Posted by: badanov || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


15 Yemen soldiers killed in rebel attacks
ADEN: At least 15 pro-government Yemeni soldiers were killed in rebel attacks in the north and in a suspected jihadist bombing in Aden on Sunday, military and security sources said.

Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies launched twin attacks to try to retake the port of Midi in the northern province of Haja, after loyalists had captured it, military sources said.

“Eleven soldiers were killed in the attacks and 28 others were wounded,” a military official said.

Meanwhile, Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out 15 air strikes against the Iran-backed rebels to stop their advance in the area, military sources said.

Other air strikes hit rebel positions in the insurgent-controlled capital Sanaa and other provinces over the past 24 hours, they added.

The sources spoke of rebel casualties but AFP could not verify this as the Houthis and their allies rarely acknowledge their losses.
The coalition began its war on the Iran-backed rebels in March 2015.

It intensified operations since the suspension in early August of UN-brokered peace talks between the rebels and their allies and Yemen’s government.

Also on Sunday, in Yemen’s main southern city of Aden, a roadside bomb killed four soldiers and wounded one at a checkpoint in the Sheikh Othman district, a security official said.

He said jihadists, who have boosted their attacks in government-controlled Aden over the past few months despite efforts to increase security, are suspected of being behind the bombing.

Earlier, the official had given a toll of two soldiers killed and three wounded but said that two later succumbed to their injuries.

More than 6,600 people have been killed in the Yemeni conflict since March 2015, the UN says.

Posted by: badanov || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Mastermind of attacks on Dipan, Tutul held
[Dhaka Tribune] A top leader of banned Lion of Islam outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team who allegedly criminal masterminded the attacks on publishers Faisal Arefin Dipan and Ahmedur Rashid Tutul was placed on a six-day police remand yesterday

Members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
Md Abdus Sabur alias Raju alias Saad alias Salman alias Samad alias Sujon from Tongi Railway Station area on Saturday night.

From a press briefing held yesterday, chief of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Monirul Islam said that they had arrested Raju based on information given by two Ansarullah leaders, arrested earlier in connection with the attacks.

Hailing from Nangolkot of Comilla, Sabur, 23, was a student of Jatrabari Faridabad Madrasa, Monirul said. He was a member of the group’s military wing.

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police declared Tk2 lakh bounty on Raju, who is believed to be one of the four military wing commanders of Ansarullah ‐ responsible for carrying out machete and gun attacks on a dozen of war crimes trial campaigners, secularists and rights campaigners since 2013.

The government banned Ansarullah on May 23 last year. The outfit is believed to be representing al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) under the name of Ansar al-Islam.

Earlier, detectives arrested Ansarullah leaders Sumon Hossain Patwari on June 15 and Moinul Hasan Shamim on August 23. Both of them involved in the two attacks conducted on October 31 last year.

On that day, Dipan was hacked to death at his Jagriti Prokashoni office at Aziz Super Market of Shahbagh. Another team of Death Eaters attacked Shuddhashar publisher Tutul at his Lalmatia office. Two writers ‐ Ranadipam Basu and Tareq Rahim ‐ who were at his office at that time were also injured in the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team


Britain
From topless model to ISIS bride
[Jpost] An ex-British topless model has been suspected of contact with an Islamic State recruiter online, claiming she found "peace" through Islam.

An ex-page three topless model has been groomed online to become a bride for an 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....
jihadist, according to British media.

The former Page 3 model, Kimberley Miners, who posed for the UK's Sun topless, has used Facebook to contact a British fighter in Syria under the pseudonym Aisha Lauren al-Britaniya.

Miners spoke to the Sunday Times and said her interest in Islam came last year and she found "peace" through Islam.

The newspaper alleges that Miners has pictures in a full veil or just with her blue eyes showing. Miners also said she has been abused when going out in Islamic dress in public.

The ex-model denied wanting to marry a jihadist but did admit to traveling to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
twice for a holiday.

Miners mentioned: "I've gone from glamour model to something completely different. But that again makes you wonder. You don't get s*** for wearing nowt [nothing] but the second you start wearing the veil you get accused of extremism."

The man who Miners is allegedly speaking with is Abu Osamah al-Britani, believed to be a recruiter for ISIS. al-Britani has had his Facebook account shut down frequently and shared his disabled Instagram account, commenting: "Why do they even bother blocking when i just return back again and again. Die in your rage kaafirs," according to the Daily Mail.

In 2013, Briton Sally Jones, a mother of two, converted to Islam and traveled to ISIS-controlled territory reportedly to marry a jihadi she met online.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2016 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [596 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  My heart goes out to her.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/05/2016 2:25 Comments || Top||

#2  you need to put a temporary ban on Muslim migration just like Donald Trump wants to do, while you try to fix the problem of Islamist theocratic fascism within your borders.

Britain has some fixing to do, it threw away Enlightenment principles in favour of the Mahommedans.

If anyone hasn't read Tommy Robinson's book, Enemy of the State, please do so as it reveals the two-tier discriminatory policing system now applied.

Preferential policing for Islam.

Britain has some serious cultural issues to fix and they need to start with simple demographic numbers.

Reduce the growth of Muslims or you won't have a country left.
Posted by: anon1 || 09/05/2016 4:41 Comments || Top||

#3  if she were a double agent, it would make a great plot line
Posted by: lord garth || 09/05/2016 7:19 Comments || Top||

#4  if she were a double agent, it would make a great plot line

Been done already.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/05/2016 7:27 Comments || Top||

#5  looks like a great movie, grom
Posted by: anon1 || 09/05/2016 9:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Better book than movie, but then again, most usually are...
Posted by: Steve White || 09/05/2016 10:04 Comments || Top||

#7  It was a great movie because the director adhered to the book.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/05/2016 10:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Pics, please!
Posted by: Raj || 09/05/2016 10:25 Comments || Top||

#9  She's likely to be headless with ISIS.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/05/2016 11:48 Comments || Top||

#10  "Eat Pray Love" has a body count.
Posted by: charger || 09/05/2016 12:22 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish warplanes pound 10 PKK targets overnight: Anadolu
[AlAhram] Turkish warplanes hit 10 Kurdish bully boy targets in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's southeast and east overnight, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sunday, citing security sources.

Fighter jets pounded four PKK targets in the Cukurca district of the southeastern Hakkari province on Saturday evening, Anadolu said, citing the security sources.

Six more positions were bombed in the region between the eastern Agri and Van provinces shortly after midnight, it said.

The air strikes capped one of the most violent single days of fighting in the largely Kurdish southeast in recent years. The military has said that more than 100 forces of Evil from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were either killed or injured in festivities on Saturday.
First the stick, then the carrot:
PM: Turkey to invest $3.4 bln in rebuilding areas damaged in heavy fighting with Kurds

[Ynet] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
will invest 10 billion lira ($3.4 billion) in rebuilding areas in the largely Kurdish southeast that have been damaged by heavy fighting between bully boyz and the state, the Daily Sabah newspaper quoted the prime minister as saying on Sunday.

Turkey's southeast has been hit by waves of violence following the collapse of a 2-1/2-year ceasefire between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the state last year.

The government has previously estimated some 6,000 buildings have been destroyed in security operations, and put the cost of replacing them at 1 billion lira ($345 million).

"We will renew our centres damaged by PKK terror, making schools, buildings, parks, (and) houses of worship," the newspaper quoted Binali Yildirim as saying in a speech in Diyarbakir, the region's largest city.

He said the government would invest in seven provincial centres, with a particular focus on Diyarbakir's historic Sur district. Sur's Roman-era walls are listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
the district sustained heavy damage in fighting this year, leading to concern it may be beyond repair.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2016 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  He said the government would invest in.... Ethnic Turkish people, businesses and infrastructure using AKP-approved firms.
FIFY.
Posted by: magpie || 09/05/2016 13:31 Comments || Top||


Turkey Ejects Islamic State Forces From Segment of Syrian Border
[WSJ] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s military has flushed Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
from its 60-mile foothold along the Syrian border after launching a second front against the jihadist group over the weekend, the Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported Sunday.

The breakthrough victory deprives Islamic State of direct access to the areas that had been vital to its ability to resupply itself with imported muscle and bomb-making materials as it fights to preserve its self-declared caliphate as well as its ability to export its terrorism around the world.

Turkey’s incursions, called Operation Euphrates Shield, also represent an important achievement for the nation still struggling to restore stability after the July 15 failed coup and prove that its military preparedness hasn’t suffered despite a purge of thousands of officers after the failed takeover. Turkish armored units, artillery and air force took part in the battles, along with an estimated 1,000 Syrian rebel fighters and air support from the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State. Turkey reported only one death among its soldiers during the 12-day military campaign.

On Saturday, Turkish tanks with Syrian rebels fighting under the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
coalition seized al-Rai, a town that Syrian rebels lost to Islamic State earlier in May, and spread east and west to several surrounding villages. By Sunday night, the Turkey-supported Syrian rebel forces had control of a territory stretching unbroken from Azaz to Jarablus, according to Anadolu.

The weekend gains follow a successful battle last week by Turkey’s military to seize Jarablus, which lies across the border from Gaziantep, a Turkish city of two million people that has been severely destabilized by the flow of imported muscle entering Syria and leaving that war-torn country to spread Islamic State terror in their homelands. In mid August a suspected Islamic State bomber killed 54 Turks, mainly women and kiddies, celebrating at a wedding ceremony.

Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Three security personnel die in Peshawar and Mohmand
PESHAWAR: Three security personnel were killed in two separate incidents on Sunday in Peshawar and Mohmand agency.

In the first incident, a police official was killed when a police van was attacked. The police vehicle was assigned to Mathra police station.

"Police van of Mathra police station of Peshawar came under attack in Pajagi road area," said a police official.

"The police mobile was on regular patrolling when it was attacked," said Abbas Majid Marwat, SSP Operations Peshawar.

The police official was later identified as Naveed.

A passerby was also injured in the attack, and was later shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

In a separate incident, two security officials were killed in Mohmand agency.

A Khasadar force official and a Bomb Disposal Unit official were killed in landmine blast in Safi tehsil of Mohmand agency.

Security forces launched a search operation in the area following the attack.

Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven tribal agencies near the Afghan border where the military has been battling Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants for over a decade.
Posted by: badanov || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:


4 facilitators of Peshawar Christian Colony attack arrested
PESHAWAR: Security forces arrested four suspected facilitators in terrorist attack targeting Christian Colony from Mohmand Agency overnight.

According to details, forces arrested the accused in a search operation in Corona area of Mohmand Agency as they made headway in investigations into Mardan and Christian Colony attacks.

The arrested include Shahid, Aijaz, Zia-ur-Rehman and Zia Muhammad. They have been transferred to an unknown location for further questioning.

Security forces had foiled an attack in Peshawar's Christian Colony on Friday, killing all four suicide bombers. A civilian and Levies personnel were killed in exchange of fire.

A few hours later the same day, at least 13 people were killed and 35 injured when two bomb blasts hit the District Courts in Mardan. The attacker first threw a hand grenade and then detonated his suicide vest at the entry gate of the district and sessions court.
Posted by: badanov || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Love is not enough....
Posted by: newc || 09/05/2016 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Church Attacks: Love Alone Will Not Save Us
Posted by: newc || 09/05/2016 1:03 Comments || Top||


Hindu (!!) gangster shot to death in Karachi
Shades of RAB
KARACHI: A 25-year-old Hindu man was shot dead by unidentified armed men here in Lyari area of the metropolis, police said Sunday evening.

A police spokesperson said the man shot at and wounded in the Marwari area near Lyari General Hospital.

The victim, Shamo, sustained critical bullet wounds on his neck and was shifted to the same hospital, where he was pronounced dead, added the police official.

Later, his body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.

Police claimed the victim was an alleged gangster linked with the Uzair Baloch-led gang in Lyari.

Shamo was arrested by Chakiwara police over charges of possessing an illegal weapon, around five months ago.

Besides, he was also involved in extortion, alleged the police spokesperson.
Posted by: badanov || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Leave the gun, take the Pitha.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 09/05/2016 19:51 Comments || Top||


Iraq
ISIS security chief in Ninevah has a Very Bad Day
[ARA News] DUHOK – A group of gunmen broke into the Islamic State’s (ISIS) Hisba police department in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province and killed a number of ISIS militants, including the ISIS security chief Abu Ayoub.

Informed sources reported that the ISIS security headquarters in the Baaj district of Nineveh province was attacked by a group of unknown gunmen on Sunday.

“Five security members were killed in the attack, including Mahmoud Sulaiman al-Muslih, also known as Abu Ayoub, the ISIS chief of security in the Baaj district,” head of Nineveh media centre Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News.

Subsequent to the attack, clashes broke out between the gunmen and ISIS militants in Baaj.

“Two of the gunmen were killed in the clashes, while the others were able to escape the clashes area,” local media activist Ali Saddawi told ARA News, adding that the gunmen had infiltrated into the Hisba police department “mainly to assassinate Abu Ayoub”.

“The target was known for torturing prisoners in ISIS detention centres across Nineveh. He was promoted by the group to the position of security chief for his strong ties with the ISIS’s leadership in Iraq,” the source said.

In the meantime, ISIS militants imposed a curfew in the Baaj district and installed new security checkpoints on Sunday in a bid to capture the attackers.

7 ISIS Bad Guys eat dirt in airstrike in Ninevah

(IraqiNews.com)Nineveh – Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Nineveh province, announced on Sunday, that seven ISIS members were killed and a laboratory of booby trapping cars was destroyed in airstrike west of Mosul, around 405 km north of Baghdad.

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan media official in Nineveh Ghyath Alsurja said, “International coalition aviation at noon today launched an airstrike targeting a factory of making car bombs belonging to ISIS in Tall Afar, west of Mosul, killing seven ISIS members. ”

Alsurja added, “The bombing also completely destroyed the lab,” said the source without giving further details.
Posted by: badanov || 09/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


2 ISIS troops die infiltrating into Khalidiya
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Chairman of Khalidiya district in Anbar province, Ali Daoud announced on Sunday that two ISIS members were killed while trying to infiltrate into the district across the Euphrates River.

Daoud, in a statement to Iraqi News, said, “A security in Anbar police today foiled an ISIS infiltration attempt across the Euphrates River to Khalidiya center, 23 km east of Ramadi.”

Daoud added, “The force managed to kill the two terrorists without causing human or material losses in the ranks of the security force.”

The security forces thwart every now and then ISIS attempts to infiltrate to Khalidiya east of Ramadi.
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Shia militia attacks Sunni rivals in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Al-Hashd al-Shaabi members today attacked a Sunni Arab village near Tuz Khurmatu and destroyed it after looting the houses.

The representative of Arab tribal leaders in Tuz Khurmatu Sheikh Sa’ir Bayati said, “Al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia today attacked Pir Zahbi village and forced the residents to flee and seek refuge in Tuz Khurmatu district or Kirkuk.”

“The Shia militias first looted the houses, took the furniture of the civilians and then started to destroy the houses one by one,” he said.

Bayati added, “Al-Hashd al-Shaabi members have been constantly damaging civilians’ properties around Tuz Khurmatu.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 2 die


2 die in bombing at Hamamiyat

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A security source in the Ministry of Interior, Iraq, informed on Sunday that two people were killed and eight others injured in a bomb blast to the north of Baghdad.

Sharing details the source said, “ A bomb exploded this morning near a popular market at Hamamiyat area in Taji district, north of Baghdad. Two people were killed and eight others were injured.”

“Ambulances rushed to the area and transported the injured to a nearby hospital and the bodies of the deceased were sent to the forensic department. Security forces later cordoned off the area,” further added the source seeking anonymity.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF Fires Back at Hamas Position
[JEWISHPRESS] Just before midnight after Shabbat, IDF troops running standard operations alongside the Gazoo border near Netiv Ha’asara came under fire from within Gazoo.

No one was injured in the attack, but bullet holes were found in the ground next to the troops.

The IDF then fired at a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, position, according to the IDF spokesperson.

The IDF did not clarify if it used artillery or tank fire against the Hamas target.
The Times of Israel adds:
Three Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, fighters were reported maimed after the IDF responded with a volley of shells targeting a Hamas post, according to initial Paleostinian reports.
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Southeast Asia
Train bombed in southern Thailand, worker killed
[Khaosod] A bomb explosion hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one railroad worker and wounding another. Police Captain Pramoj Juichuay said the bomb was placed on the tracks and detonated when the train passed over it near a station in Pattani province at around on late Saturday afternoon. The explosion blew the last carriage of the train off of the tracks.

The train was on its way from Sungai Golak to Hat Yai, near the border with Malaysia.
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Indonesia arrests another suspect in Batam attack plot
[TODAYONLINE] Indonesia has incarcerated
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another suspect who is allegedly connected to the terror cell that had plotted to launch a rocket from Batam to Marina Bay, a month after the authorities foiled the plan.

The 24-year-old, identified by the police by the initials LH, was arrested at an operation by the country’s elite counter-terrorist forces at a cyber cafe in Batu Aji, Batam over the weekend, Indonesian media quoted police front man Agus Rianto as saying.

A cell phone, one cycle of violence and a wallet were also confiscated.

The unemployed suspect was said to be part of KGR@Katibah GR, a group headed by Gigih Rahmat Dewa. The group is said to have links to Syria-based 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) bully boy Bahrun Naim, who has encouraged attacks on Singapore.

"LH was part of the group that was plotting an attack on Marina Bay," Mr Agus said. "He also underwent training using airsoft guns as preparations to go to Syria."

Indonesian police last month had arrested Gigih Rahmat and five accomplices who were part of KGR@Katibah GR on suspicion of being involved in the Marina Bay rocket plot. The arrests came amid mounting concern about the spread of Islamist ideology in Indonesia, the world’s largest Moslem-majority nation.

It was the latest terror plot in Indonesia, where there has been a surge in attacks and attempted attacks this year due to the growing influence of IS. The police later released one of the six after concluding he was not involved in the plot. Details of the alleged rocket plot, however, remain sketchy. It is also unclear what sort of rocket the group had planned to use.

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turks begin new offensive in northern Syria
Ankara – Turkish army has opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday, as Turkish tanks rolled into Rai town.

The incursion was launched from Kilis province, in attempt to clear the area frequently targeted by ISIS rockets and Kurdish People’s Protection units.

On Saturday, Turkish TV stations broadcasted the tanks crossing the frontier and entering the town of al-Rai. Al-Rai is about 55 km (34 miles) west of Jarablus, where Turkish-backed Syrian forces launched the Shield of Euphrates operation.

While the tanks crossed over, units stationed on the borders bombarding ISIS sites.

In addition, three Katyusha rockets were launched at Kilis from Syrian territories. One of the rockets fell on an olive trees-planted land, the other near Kilis hospital, while the third fell on Kara Bakir neighborhood.

A statement issued by Kilis province confirmed that a person was injured and that the rockets were launched from areas under ISIS control.

Turkish armed forces announced on its official website that the security forces captured 1,905 persons who illegally entered from Syria.

Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes on Friday on ISIS sites over a 90-Km area near the Turkish borders. Ankara said that it is clearing the area of any armed militias and the invasion of armed Kurdish forces.

Turkish Army leadership issued a statement saying that its missiles had targeted 12 different locations in Jarablus. The statement added that nine terrorist sites had been directly targeted. In addition, Turkish bombers destroyed three ISIS buildings in Ghandoura and Arab Azza.

The statement also declared that the Syrian armed, backed by U.S-led coalition, had liberated Ghandoura completely.

At the same time, Turkish army continued building a 3.6-meter-high concrete wall along the border with Syria in order to maintain security and prevent any infiltration from Syria.

Turkish Armed Forces units are erecting the modular 4-km walls along the Turkish-Syrian borderline between Suruc, Sanliurfa and Karkamis, and Gaziantep.

Reports said that the wall will help enhance border security with barbed wire, watchtowers, and security cameras.
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Turkish troops attack protesters in Kobane, killing 2
[ARA News] KOBANE – At least two civilians were killed and 97 more were injured after Turkey started to shoot gas grenades and bullets against Syrian Kurdish protestors near Kobane that resisted Turkish attempts to build a barrier wall on the border.

People of Kobane on Sunday buried those killed by Turkish fire, amid condemnation to Turkey’s intervention in Syria and their attempt to build a barrier wall on the borderline.

Bazan Ehmed (17) and Ehmed Hesen (16), two victims of the Turkish security forces, were buried in Kobane where hundreds of people gathered to show support to their families.

In the meantime, protests continued on Sunday, but no civilians were injured.

Turkey says the aim of the wall is to secure the Turkish border after terrorist attacks hit Turkey, but Kurds reject this as an excuse to create obstacles for the Kurds to create an autonomous region in Syria.

“The protestors say the building of the wall is illegal, as Turkey is occupying our land and building it inside Kobane territories,” Idris Nassan, a former senior Kurdish official in the Kobane administration, told ARA News. “We resisted ISIS and lost thousands of our youth, and our houses were destroyed, but we didn’t give up.”

“Turkey doesn’t have any right to control Kobane, which is the capital of resistance. They are trying to put an embargo on Kobane, and cut the life items for the people,” Nassan said.

“Turkey aims to create obstacles for the declaration of the northern Syria federal system, so at the one hand Turkey invades Jarablus and the Shahba [Aleppo] region, and on the other hand invades Kobane lands,” he said.

Speaking to ARA News, Amkihan Muhammad, member of the Kurdish Red Crescent in Kobane, said that dozens of people have been injured since the anti-Turkey protests started in Kobane last week.

Due to the attacks by the Turkish army forces, there have been dozens of civilian casualties, most of them suffered suffocation due to the teargas fired by Turkey,” she said. “So far two people lost their lives, while several others suffered from serious injuries and are now in critical condition.”

The protesters, who have been organising sit-ins for nearly one week, condemned the Turkish project of building a barrier wall on the border between Rojava and Turkey’s Kurdish region.

Sherman Muslim, Deputy Chief of Social Affairs in Rojava Administration, told ARA News: “The Turkish authorities tried to separate the protesters by repeatedly firing teargas. The Turkish forces have entered the Kobane territory in order to build their barrier wall. However, our people are resisting this racist project by all possible means.”

“The protesters have forced the Turkish troops to withdraw towards their positions behind the borderline at the moment. The young protesters proved their revolutionary spirit by continuing to organise sit-ins on the border,” he said.
Video report at the link
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Jihadist civil war on the horizon as Jund and Ahrar battle in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hours ago, reports emerged from rebel sources talking about festivities between Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
and Jund al-Aqsa (Qaeda franchise) in the town of Ariha, a few kilometers to the west of Idlib.

According to the same source, festivities began following an liquidation attempt by Jund al-Aqsa turbans against the vice leader of the Ahrar al-Sham movement. In addition, a Jund al-Aqsa jacket wallah targeted an Ahrar-held HQ in the city of Binnish at the heart of Idlib.

Those events come at a sensitive time when Jund al-Aqsa, FSA-affiliated Jaish al-Nasr, Jabhat Fath al-Sham, and Ahrar are fiercely battling the government forces north of Hama.

Notably, Ahrar al-Sham was mobilizing against Jund al-Aqsa in the Ghab plains prior to the southwest Aleppo offensive that was initiated around a month ago. Jund al-Aqsa have been amply accused of hoarding ISIS sleeper cells and indulging in a trade with ISIS in eastern Hama.

Adding merit to the accusations, Jund al-Aqsa have always refused to fight 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....
terror group on the side of their Islamist comrades.

It remains unknown whether the aforementioned festivities will continue to escalate or whether they will result in mass-scale civil war that ends with the expulsion of the Jund al-Aqsa terror group in a similar manner to ISIS’s expulsion from the jihadist-held Idlib province in the 2014 festivities.

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Jund Al-Aqsa suffers insurmountable losses in northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jund al-Aqsa (Al-Qaeda franchise), backed by Faylaq al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA), launched another attack in the northern Hama countryside on Sunday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled town of Kawkab near Qamhana.

The jihadist rebels began the assault by capturing the checkpoints outside of Kawkab, leaving them within striking distance of the town’s western flank.

Following the capture of these checkpoints, the jihadist rebels stormed Kawkab’s western flank, resulting in a series of fierce festivities with the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division and Iranian paramilitary fighters.

However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
Jund al-Aqsa and their allies were unable to penetrate the government defenses after several attempts to enter Kawkab; this forced them to withdraw from the town’s western outskirts.

According to a government source in Hama, the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division seized 4 Jund al-Aqsa tanks, 2 BMPs, and 5 mounted machine guns.

In addition to the seizure of these armored vehicles, the Syrian Arab Army also destroyed 3 tanks and 2 BMPs, while also killing over 30 jihadists on the battlefield.

The northern Hama front is now quiet after several hours of nonstop fighting between the government and jihadist forces.
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ISIS loses last stretch of Syria-Turkey border
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels expelled ISIS from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border on Sunday, effectively sealing the Lion of Islams’ self-styled caliphate off from the outside world, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
and a Syrian opposition group reported.
Continued on Page 49
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Syrian troops recapture parts of Aleppo, severing supply line
[BBC] Syrian government forces have recaptured parts of Aleppo city which were lost to rebels last month, placing rebel-held districts in the city's east once again under siege, monitors said.

Reports said government troops had recaptured two military academy sites in the south of the city and severed a recently-established rebel supply line.

The government offensive was backed by Syrian and Russian air strikes.

There are about 250,000 civilians living in the city's rebel-held areas.

UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that government troops had retaken the Armaments Academy and Air Force Technical College.

"The army took control of the artillery academy, so they control all the academies, and the eastern neighbourhoods are under a full siege," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Observatory.

Syrian state media also reported on the advance and recapture of the military academies.

Map showing control of northern Syria - 31 August 2016

Meanwhile,
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US President Barack Obama
If you like your coverage you can keep it...
said on Sunday that the US and Russia were struggling to reach a ceasefire agreement on Syria.

Speaking to news hounds at the G20 meeting in China, Mr Obama said: "We have grave differences with the Russians in terms of both the parties we support but also the process that is required to bring about peace in Syria."

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


3 die in ISIS artillery attack in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Heet District Council announced that three women were killed and tree men injured in an ISIS shelling west of Ramadi.

The Head of Heet Council Mohamed al-Hiti said, “This morning, ISIS shelled Hayy al-Moalemeen area in central Heet with ‘Hell Cannons’ from Khalidiyah Island, killing three women and wounding three men.”

Hiti added, “We called security leaders and the central government to liberate Heet Island but there is no response or movement to eliminate the strongholds of ISIS in order to ensure and guarantee the safety of innocent civilians.”

ISIS destroys 26 residences in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A source in Nineveh police informed that ISIS detonated about 26 houses of policemen to the south of Mosul.

Sharing details the source informed, “ISIS detonated 26 houses of policemen in Nineveh in Hamam al-Alil after evacuating the houses completely.”

“The detonation of houses caused great damage to other civilians’ houses. Six persons, including three children, were injured severely,” added the source.

1K return to areas in Ninevah abandoned by ISIS

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Nearly 1,000 civilians have returned to their localities, despite of destroyed houses and public service infrastructure, after the Iraqi security forces ousted ISIS from Qayyarah, south of Mosul.

Member of Nineveh provincial council, Barakat Shamo, speaking to Iraqi News said, “Nearly 1,000 families have so far returned to their homes in Qayyarah, where the residential buildings and city infrastructure have been almost turned to ruins.”

“The families who have returned were left homeless during the liberation operations in Qayyarah. They were received by Kurdistan Region and sheltered in Dibaga IDP camp,” Shamo added.

“Qayyarah’s liberation, has further arose a hope for the citizens of Mosul. Stepping up the efforts to free central Mosul will encourage more people to rehabilitate their areas,” he added further.

Shamo also called on the Iraqi government to provide immediate assistance to the city as the public service infrastructure and thousands of civilian properties are destroyed due to the confrontations.

ISIS Getting the Hell Outta Dodge in advance of Iraqi's arrival

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Local government member of Kirkuk province has confirmed that the ISIS militants have begun to flee from Hawija with their families towards Nineveh and Sharqat.

Tahseen Kahiea said, “al’Hashed al-Sha’bi forces will take part in the liberation of the district. They are stationed with the security forces in Salahuddin and will advance by Rashad’s highway to participate in the liberation of Hawija.”

Kahiea added, “Hawija district became almost terrorists-free, while the international coalition aircrafts have bombed sites belonging to ISIS organization and killed 18 of them.”
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ISIS-held territory shrinks and becomes a big pocket
[ALMASDARNEWS] The glorious days for the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are just a memory of the past. Now, the "caliphate" project seems to be approaching to its ultimate demise, as most of its rivals forces are advancing on the ground, shrinking its territory and cutting their last supply lines.

At the height of its expansion by mid-2014, ISIS-held territory compromise large swaths of Syrian and Iraqi territory, extending from djinn-infested Mosul
Continued on Page 49
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