Hi there, !
Today Sun 09/11/2016 Sat 09/10/2016 Fri 09/09/2016 Thu 09/08/2016 Wed 09/07/2016 Tue 09/06/2016 Mon 09/05/2016 Archives
Rantburg
399282 articles and 1421997 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 59 articles and 185 comments as of 16:08.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Politix    Posting Order
ISIS abandons al-Bab
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 1: WoT Operations
3 20:51 Bov Flimbers [449] 
8 21:17 Barbara [372] 
0 [507] 
0 [166] 
2 21:04 Bov Flimbers [350] 
1 00:42 newc [259] 
0 [150] 
0 [141] 
5 22:16 Frank G [297] 
0 [138] 
0 [159] 
0 [120] 
4 18:02 Jeremiah Glang5311 [253] 
0 [188] 
0 [132] 
0 [141] 
0 [130] 
0 [477] 
0 [133] 
0 [162] 
0 [132] 
0 [132] 
0 [146] 
0 [131] 
0 [140] 
0 [136] 
Page 2: WoT Background
2 10:48 Shick de Medici6262 [176]
5 11:39 Rambler in Virginia [211]
0 [109]
4 13:24 Pappy [149]
1 21:11 Bov Flimbers [232]
0 [114]
1 08:56 Elmusons Thavigum3500 [187]
3 13:44 Bobby [202]
1 13:46 Bobby [181]
0 [144]
0 [108]
Page 3: Non-WoT
3 22:18 Procopius2k [272]
5 22:20 Frank G [292]
13 18:19 airandee [425]
3 10:15 Procopius2k [199]
8 23:29 trailing wife [345]
5 21:52 Chomons White3600 [330]
9 21:57 Skidmark [422]
0 [175]
4 21:58 Skidmark [365]
Page 4: Opinion
0 [196]
5 17:22 SteveS [242]
2 10:25 JohnQC [140]
4 15:49 Pappy [211]
3 10:42 Abu Uluque [157]
7 11:35 Besoeker [250]
4 10:16 rjschwarz [260]
10 15:52 Barbara [245]
Page 6: Politix
23 20:44 Bangkok Billy [601]
16 19:46 Abu Uluque [461]
3 09:59 Glenmore [249]
7 15:53 Pappy [249]
11 19:27 Thor Lumumba3940 [328]
Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [507 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
8 ISIS Turbans now pining for the fjords in Kunar
At least 8 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during an airstrike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrike was carried out in Shegal district, leaving 8 dead, 15 wounded, and an accommodation of the terrorist group destroyed.

The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.

Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents are actively operating.

However, the ISIS loyalists have also increased their presence in the province as they attempt to expand foothold in the country despite major crackdowns against the group in eastern Nangarhar province.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) launched a major operation in Nangarhar to suppress the activities of ISIS loyalists in mid-July this year.

The US forces also provided support to the Afghan forces during the operation conducted in Kot, Achin and parts of the province where ISIS loyalists were conducting insurgency.

The US forces resumed operations against ISIS loyalists after the Obama administration granted them broader role to combat the terror groups in Afghanistan.
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
IED blasts targets army checkpoint in Mogadishu
A loud explosion was heard on Wednesday evening at a Somali army checkpoint in the capital, Mogadishu, according to eyewitness on the ground.

The blast was caused an improvised explosives device planted near the army checkpoint at Wahar-Adde area in Mogadishu’s Heliwa district, witness said.

There was no immediate reports of casualties and claim of responsibility for the bomb attack on the army checkpoint in northern Mogadishu.

Mogadishu has seen several deadly attacks, including bombings in the past few weeks, as Somalia is heading towards critical period of elections expected to take palace in October 30, 2016.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Al-Ghasri: Battle for sea district Jiza paves way for Sirte liberation
[Libya Observer] The front man of al-Bunyan al-Marsoos military operation, Mohammed al-Ghasri, said the end of the war on IS bully boyz in Sirte is looming as the Misrata-led forces are now battling IS in a 2 km area, pinpointing that they seized the entire residential area (1) on Monday.

Al-Ghasri added in a statement on Tuesday that all the festivities are now taking place in some parts of the residential area (3) and the military-sea district, Jiza, which lies to the north of the residential area (1) and next to the residential area (3).

"War will come to an end once this battle ended." al-Ghasri remarked.

"We’re still investigating the validity of the news that IS bully boyz have their families with them inside the area, where they are trapped." He indicated, pointing out that although the gunnies are of different nationalities and despite all the crimes they have committed so far, they have held Libyan girls as captives and are now dealing with them as "something" they own.

Al-Ghasri also added that Saturday’s battle against IS turbans was a great motivation for the fighters, who were so enthusiastically eager to battle the terrorists, leading to the death of 38 fighters, while on Sunday, only 9 fighters were also killed, he concluded.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Battles resume in Sirte
Cairo-Forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) have announced that battles against ISIS have resumed in Sirte, Libya, after a two-day suspension.

The forces announced that they have also started combing the liberated areas to clear them of mines or weapons.

Media Center of Solid Structure distributed photographs of the clashes in the area of maritime Jiza as well as the Mahla Bank, which are now under the control of the pro-GNA forces.

In addition, demining units uncovered a number of mines and explosives in one of the liberated neighborhoods after ISIS fled the area.

Since Solid Structure’s initiation, the Air Force Academy in Mesratah did around 600 sorties against ISIS positions in Sirte and in the desert to the south of the city. The Academy has been turned into a base in the battle against ISIS.

Mohammad Qanono, a spokesman at the airbase, said: “Quashed any fantasy ISIS might have had, prevented it from expanding and limited the movements of its members.”

“We asked for… U.S. air strikes because the U.S. air force is very precise,” added Qanono.

Tunisian Defense Minister Farhat Hachani said that North African countries should be cooperating more to stop ISIS fighters who are fleeing their Libyan stronghold of Sirte from returning to their homelands and causing trouble there.

Libyan forces loyal to U.N.-backed GNA initiated several attacks on Sirte to regain control from ISIS terrorists.

Tunisia estimates that about 4,000 of its citizens flew to fight alongside extremist groups and fears they might relocate inside the country.

Hachani told journalists on the sidelines of the meeting of military officials in Paris: “The danger is real is that chose to leave Sirte are heading south to eventually join Boko Haram, but some are also going west.”

He added: “There isn’t a regional strategy. Neighboring countries are managing the day to day security and military question … but while there are terror laws, you need proof that a young person was in a camp or fighting in jihadist ranks.”

The minister also declared that the international cooperation is “not up to the level of the danger, saying that “we are in a decisive moment. The threats endanger the entire region. We have to cooperate before the boat sinks.”

His French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian said the spread of militants outside of Libya should be dealt with.

“They don’t just disappear so there’s a new risk there and only a real cooperation between all neighboring countries will enable us to face that threat,” Le Drian said.

On another note, the Italian coast guard announced it had recovered the bodies of 15 refugees and rescued 2,700 others off the Libyan coast on Monday.

“More than 2,700 people were rescued … Fifteen bodies were recovered in the operations,” the coast guard said in a statement.

Former Italian Minister of Defense Ignazio La Russa told AKI news agency that he hoped Italy would send a military delegation to Libyan ports to monitor refugee boats. He called for refugee centers in Libya to receive those who are trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

More from Libyan Herald

Tripoli, 6 September 2016:

At least seven terrorists have died in the last 24 hours while the Bunyan Marsous operations room has not reported any casualties among its fighters. The bodies of the dead IS men were discovered near the Wahda Bank, a sniper position overrun by BM yesterday.

Today the civil court was among positions taken from the terrorists.

As buildings are cleared of any booby traps, they have been searched. Among the finds has been a cache of documents detailing payments to fighters, most of them apparently non-Libyans, including Egyptians, Sudanese, Senegalese and Tunisian. Within them is a receipt for LD 300 paid by a Sudanese man, apparently for an abducted woman.

Besides caches of explosives, shells and light ammunition, some of the terrorists’ personal effects are also coming to light. These included family photographs and letters of Abu-Malek Al-Masry who was killed last week in the fighting that took the town’s Second District.

BM fighters, all now displaying a bright red identification flash on their clothing, have continued laying down fusillades of fire, shelling the remaining IS positions with tanks, anti-aircraft guns and RPGs. While some fighters persist in using daredevil tactics in open spaces, experienced BM snipers are seeking to suppress terrorist snipers who have claimed a regular toll among their attackers.

Bomb-disposal teams are meanwhile continuing to deal with booby-traps and mines, another major source of BM casualties. Over ten tonnes of collected explosives were detonated outside the town on Sunday in a huge blast that produced a plume of debris around .
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram members clash over leadership
[NAIJ] A major fight has broken out among members of the Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
terrorist group following the announcement of a new leader for the group by 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, the AFP has reported.

Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the son of Boko Haram’s founder Mohammed Yusuf, was named as the new leader of the group recently causing a battle for supremacy between him and the hitherto known leader, Abu Shekau. Shekau announced days later that he remained the leader of the sect. The military also reported recently a strike that dealt a major injury on Shekau.

AFP quoted sources as confirming the clash between factions of the group that has killed over 20,000 people and rendered millions homeless since 2009. The report said last week, while the military continued to decimate the sect, two festivities between the factions of the group led to the death of many loyalists of Shekau in the Monguno area of Borno state near Lake Chad.

The foreign news source quoted one Mele Kaka, a resident of the area, as saying: "The Barnawi faction launched an offensive against the Shekau faction who were camped in the villages of Yele and Arafa.

"In Yele, the assailants killed three people from the Shekau camp, injured one and took one with them, while several were killed in Arafa."

Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the new leader appointed by ISIS for Boko Haram Kaka said the clash caused residents of Arafa to flee just as the report added that a day before, members loyal to Barnawi attacked gunnies loyal to Shekau in Zuwa village in Marte district, killing an unspecified number.

"The Barnawi fighters told villagers after each attack that they were fighting the other camp because they had derailed from the true jihad and were killing innocent people, looting their property and burning their homes.

"They said such acts contravene the teachings of Islam and true jihad," Kaka said.

Hajiya Aisha Wakil, believed to be close to the sect, had recently said the gunnies were ready for dialogue and release of some of the kidnapped 219 school girls from Chibok.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Troops arrest Boko Haram militant on 'wanted list'
[DAILYTRUST.NG] The Nigerian Army has said troops on Tuesday 6th September 2016, placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
suspect Muhammed Bulama in Yobe State, he is number 105 on the wanted list.

A statement on Wednesday from Army front man, ‎Colonel Sani Usman, said Bulama was arrested with two other suspected Boko Haram bully boys; Ardo Abba Muhammed and Muhammadu Kaigama, in Azare community, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

He said ‎they were arrested riding on horseback and bicycle shepherding some sheep towards a market.

He added that during preliminary investigation, the suspect confirmed his photograph on the wanted list and further revealed that he specialized on rearing animals for the Boko Haram group.

Usman said Bulama further confessed that they came to the village to sell the animals as they had ran out of cash in their hideout and would also get some food items back to for the upcoming Sallah festivity.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Yemeni forces ambush Saudi soldiers in southern Saudi Arabia
[ALMASDARNEWS] Video footage emerged of soldiers from the Yemeni Republican Guard supported by 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 ...
militias ambushing Saudi troops in one of the 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...
’s southern provinces.

Reportedly, Saudi troops were led to al-Shibwani hills before being mowed down by the Yemeni forces who killed no less than 10 soldiers.

Fighting has become so intense in southern Saudi Arabia that the Saudi government had begun relocating "Southern Resistence" militias from Aden to the southern border as Yemeni fighters advance on the bustling provincial capital of Najran.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


13 al-Qaeda operatives die in US airstrikes in Yemen
The United States killed 13 al-Qaeda operatives in three counterterrorism strikes in Yemen from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, the US military said on Tuesday.

All three of the strikes against the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula targets were conducted in central Yemen’s Shabwah Governorate, US Central Command said in a statement. It did not specify how the strikes were carried out or the identities of those killed.

Late last month, a presumed US drone strike in southern Yemen killed three al-Qaeda suspects, a security official and a tribal source said. The strike hit a vehicle carrying the three alleged militants in the eastern suburbs of Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province, the official said.

Two of the suspects who were injured in the attack later succumbed to their wounds, a tribal source said, raising an earlier toll of one killed.
"Rosebud!"
The United States has carried out numerous drone strikes against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operatives in Yemen.

American officials said this month that the US military had killed three AQAP fighters in a strike, also in Shabwa.
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Bangladesh
Killed militant Fahim trained with Aminul and Mahmud
[Dhaka Tribune] Militant Golam Faizullah Fahim had a close relationship with the family of newly detained New JMB member Md Aminul Islam, according to Rapid Action Battalion.

RAB Legal and Media Wing chief Mufti Mahmud Khan made the statement at a presser held in Dhaka Wednesday afternoon.

He said: "In primary interrogation, Aminul and Mahmud disclosed that they were trained in different parts of Bangladesh along with Fahim."

He said Fahim, who was tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
on charges of attempted murder of a Hindu college teacher in Madaripur, had close relations with Aminul’s family.

Earlier today, two couples ‐ Md Shariful Islam alias Mahmud, his wife Marjiya Akter Sumi, Md Aminul Islam and his wife Nahid Sultana ‐ were detained from Narayanganj and Dhaka.

The RAB official said: "Aminul and Nahid got married recently. Fahim had attended the ceremony and was the legal guardian in their marriage.

"We have documentary evidence of it," said Mizanur Rahman.

Fahim was caught red handed by the locals while fleeing with his cohorts after hacking Mathematics lecturer Ripan Chakrabarty at Government Nazimuddin College in the district town of Madaripur on June 15.

He was killed in a "shootout" with police on June 18.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


Europe
Two police officers stabbed in Brussels
[IsraelTimes] Two police officers have been stabbed by a knife-wielding assailant in Brussels, Belgian media says.

The attack occurred in the heavily Muslim neighborhood of Molenbeek.

The two officers, both of whom were wearing bulletproof vests, were unharmed, according to Flandersnews.be.

The officers had approached the assailant to speak to him when they were attacked. One was stabbed in the stomach seven times, and another one stabbed once.

The attacker was apprehended after a short chase.

Molenbeek has been described by some as a hotbed of Islamism. Several terrorists from the March bombings in Brussels and the November attacks in Paris had been linked to the neighborhood.
Al Ahram adds:
A man attacked two police officers with a knife in a Brussels park on Wednesday but neither officer was hurt and there was no immediate indication that the assailant had a political motive, Belgian officials said.

A spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutors office said the assailant had said nothing and the case had not been transferred to federal counter-terrorism specialists.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2016 03:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [449 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not politically motivated, unprovoked, potentially deadly knife attack on Police....in Brussels.
Got that part.

Moslem neighborhood, AND the attacker IS a Moslem.
Check.

(Just trying to assimilate into the new Culture. Maybe his welfare check was late and he was getting a bit testy.)
Posted by: Elmusons Thavigum3500 || 09/08/2016 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Victim of Profiling. Allahu Snackbar!
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2016 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  jeez i am just not getting the multiculti, pomo, pc rules at all; here was me thinking we had to respect and comply with, yea even celebrate how someone self identifies, but according to Flandersnews Flimbersnews (sorry - irresistible) they just self identify as mentally ill, or more likely should be self identifying as nothing to do wit Islam
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/08/2016 20:51 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
2 kops shot to death in Karachi
KARACHI: Two police officials were shot dead in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area of the metropolis on Wednesday night, it has been learnt.

"Suspects traveling in a car opened fire on two policemen," said SSP Karachi South Saqib Ismail Memon.

The armed assailants managed to escape from the crime scene immediately after the attack, he said.

The senior official said the policemen were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where doctors pronounced them dead on arrival.

The policemen were on security duty with Dr Abdul Aziz, revealed Memon. "Dr Aziz has property dispute with his brother, in which one of his brother had already been killed," he added.

Dr Aziz told police that his younger brother, Abdul Wahab, allegedly orchestrated attack on him outside his house in which both his police guards were killed.

Police sources told Dawn that the doctor was provided guards as he was very close relative to a senior police officer.

The deceased were identified as Majid, 28, and Ishtiaq, 50.

"Policemen sustained critical bullet injuries which proved fatal," said Dr Seemin Jamali adding that both the constables were shot on their heads.

Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:


Indian Forces gun down two more Kashmiri students
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops killed two more students including a teenager in Baramulla districts raising the death toll to 91 in the uprising triggered by the killing of mujahid commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani by Indian troops on July 8 in the territory.

20 year-old Naseer Ahmad Dar was killed and over 150 people injured after Indian paramilitary personnel fired bullets and pellets on protesters at Seer Hamdan in Islamabad district.

A 35-year old woman, Tasleema was critically injured when she was hit by a teargas shell while a 17-year boy, Musaib Majeed Nagoo succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Srinagar. He was brutally injured by the Indian forces in Wadoora area of Baramulla district on Sunday.

More than 11,000 people have been injured in the Indian forces’ violent actions during the past two-month period.

The people however, have defied the restrictions and staged anti-India and pro-freedom rallies and protests in many areas of the occupied territory.

Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in their statements have rejected Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks about Jammu and Kashmir and the Hurriyet leadership. They added that India was scared of any meaningful dialogue with Hurriyet leadership and Pakistan, as New Delhi had occupied Jammu and Kashmir illegally and forcibly
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Kashmiris would accept Pakistan up to the borders with India. It is hardly in Indian National Interests to allow the friendly Moslem peaceful access to an advance on the Indian Border. I seem to remember what the friendly peaceful Moslems did in Mumbai recently. After all there has been a WAR between both sides about every six or seven years.

Kashmiri Moslems are lucky they get off so easily. India could send some ethnic cleansing squads out ofter dark and deny it ever happened. And more of the same where that came from....sort of what Moslems ALREADY do with al-Badr brigades.
Posted by: Elmusons Thavigum3500 || 09/08/2016 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Article 370 of the Indian Constitution gives special rights to Kashmiris (Nehru was from Kashmir). No law passed by the Indian parliament is law in Kashmir unless the state legislature approves. No non kashmiri Indian can reside in Kashmir. They cannot purchase land in Kashmir. If a female kashmiri marries a non kashmiri, she will lose her residency rights.
India could have easily swamped the state with migrants and erased the muslim demographic majority. It chose not to.
Posted by: john from || 09/08/2016 16:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Kashmir is the high ground. Without it the Gangetic plains and the heartland of India are vulnerable. India will never cede it to Pakistan or allow a proxy state.
Posted by: john frum || 09/08/2016 16:38 Comments || Top||

#4  I've met more than a few Kashmiri, arrogant turd heads every last one of them.
Posted by: Jeremiah Glang5311 || 09/08/2016 18:02 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi forces dismantle ISIS cell in Diyala
(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – The Joint Operations Command announced dismantling a cell belonging to ISIS and seizing an armed vehicle in Diyala, as well as foiling an attempt to target the visitors of Imam Mohamed al-Jawad shrine with a booby-trapped vehicle in southern Baghdad.

The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command Colonel Yahia Rasool said, “Military intelligence forces managed to seize a booby-trapped vehicle that was prepared to target the visitors of Imam Mohamed al-Jawad shrine in Dawra area in southern Baghdad.”

“Another force was able to seize a vehicle carrying large quantities of weapons and explosives in Diyala axis, while it was moving toward Baghdad,” Rasool added.

“The military intelligence forces also managed to arrest three persons who represented a cell belonging to ISIS in the Diyala province,” he said.
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Ninevah Nightmares: 15 die
16 ISIS Turbans turned into a fine, red mist

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan announced that 15 ISIS members were killed and 12 booby-trapped vehicles were destroyed by coalition airstrike in central Mosul.

The spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Gayath Surji said, “The international coalition aviation conducted, at noon today, an air strike on ISIS headquarters in Ghabat area in central Mosul, killing 15 ISIS members.”

“The air strike also destructed the headquarters completely, as well as destroying 12 booby-trapped vehicles,” Surji added.
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi Jailhouse stories: 33 detained in Wasit
(IraqiNews.com) Wasit – Wasit Police Command announced arresting 33 persons during the search operations that it has conducted in different areas of the province.

Wasit Police Chief Qassim Rashed said, “Amid the security procedures imposed by Wasit Police Command, 33 persons were arrested in different areas of the province.”

Rashed added, “The suspects were arrested according to judicial arrest warrants, and they were transferred to a detention center for interrogation.”
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:


Anbar Antics


ISIS executioner busted at Syrian border

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar 2nd regions’ border guards, Maj. Gen. Ammar al-Kubaisi, announced arresting a executioner belonging to ISIS in Ramadi, west of the city of Rutba.

Kubaisi said in a statement issued for Iraqi News, “Forces from the border guards’ Intelligence Command in Anbar, in cooperation with the people of Rutba, was able to arrest an ISIS executioner who is called Kaddouri Sahab.”

Kubaisi added, “The forces handed over the terrorist executioner to the Federal Police forces in Rutba city.”

Iraqi reinforcements arrive in Rutba

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Wednesday, Mayor of Rutba district in Anbar province, Imad al-Dulaimi announced the arrival of reinforcements from the Iraqi army and police to the district.

Dulaimi said in a press statement, “Military reinforcements from the army and federal police arrived, today, to Rutba city (310 km west of Ramadi).”

Dulaimi added, “These troops are intended to protect Rutba city from the ISIS threat.”

ISIS Bad Guys get caught in Iraqi kill zone

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A military source in Anbar informed on Wednesday that dozens of ISIS members were killed in an aerial bombardment west of Anbar.

The source said, “Warplanes bombed ISIS sites in the areas of al-Hadala and al-Sikak north of al-Rutba City (310 km west of Ramadi), destructing the sites completely.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The bombing resulted in the killing of dozens of ISIS terrorists, as well as causing considerable material and human losses in those locations.”
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 10 dead


Kop dies in bombing attack in al-Dawra

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior revealed that five policemen were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device that targeted their patrol in southern Baghdad.

Sharing more details with Iraqi News, the source informed, “This morning, an improvised explosive device exploded targeting a police patrol while it was passing in al-Dawra area in southern Baghdad, killing one of its members and wounding four others.”

“Security forces rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the body to the forensic medicine department,” the source added.

Car bomb blast rocks Karradah district of Baghdad

[EN.TREND.AZ] A Daesh car bomb attack has killed at least nine people and injured 20 more in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Press TV reported.

The late Monday blast went off near a hospital in the city’s Karradah district. According to reports the target of the attack was a Shia gathering in the neighborhood. The Takfiri terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack via a statement posted by the Amaq news agency, an affiliate of the group.

Police and medical officials say that the death toll from the incident is expected to rise.

The latest bomb attack took place in an area not far from the July attacks, which claimed the lives of over 300 people. The deadly blast took place when a vehicle packed with explosives was detonated in Karradah area while families were shopping for Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jordan nabs massive haul of drug fueling Syria fighters
[IsraelTimes] Jordan says it has seized a "record" haul of more than 13 million Captagon pills, one of the most commonly used drugs among fighters in neighboring Syria.

The interior ministry says three alleged traffickers, including a foreigner, were placed in durance vile
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in what it called "the most important seizure of drug tablets in the kingdom’s history."

A ministry statement says the pills were discovered hidden inside tumble dryers in the house of one of those arrested, near Amman.

Captagon is classified by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime as an "amphetamine-type stimulant" and usually blends amphetamines, caffeine and other substances.

There have been numerous reports of Captagon use among groups waging Syria’s war.
...and also numerous reports of jihadi groups, including ISIS, manufacturing and selling the stuff for fun and profit. The hangover throughout the region when the war peters out is going to be a doozy...
Jordan’s interior ministry says the haul of tablets was bound for "another country" without providing details.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2016 03:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [372 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ever heard of the term "Dutch Courage" ? The Moslems of today seem to have amphetamines as a mainstay.

Personally I wouldn't recommend going into Combat mode completely Gorked. You have enough problems as it is.
Posted by: Elmusons Thavigum3500 || 09/08/2016 8:15 Comments || Top||

#2  "Captagon take me awayyyyy"
Snark of the Day - with a bullet
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2016 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 "Captagon take me awayyyyy"

It's early, but that's a winner!
Posted by: SteveS || 09/08/2016 9:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Flood the area with Captagon look alikes that are actually nasty doses of Chinese fentanyl analogs. Only a few problems:

People who thing CIA "invented" crack will freak.
"Human rights" organizations will call it war crime.
UN sill announce access to Captagon is a human right...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/08/2016 11:34 Comments || Top||

#5  If I ran the CIA, I might flood the ISIS guys with Captagon look-alike pills, but they'd contain something far nastier than fentanyl...
Posted by: Steve White || 09/08/2016 12:12 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ this!
Posted by: Spitle Uleque6067 || 09/08/2016 13:36 Comments || Top||

#7  I wonder if they know Captagon in made from pig's urine and dog hair.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/08/2016 18:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Shhhh, #7 Rob - don't let the cat out of the bag!
Posted by: Barbara || 09/08/2016 21:17 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian rebels ruthlessly behead wounded soldier asking for water
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels posted a brutal video via their social media accounts on Wednesday, showing a captured soldier being ruthlessly beheaded by two bad boys.

During the minute and a half long video, the jihadist rebels ask the captured soldier if he has any "last words," he replies that he would like a drink of water.

The jihadist replies "there is no water for you, you are an infidel," and then proceeds to behead the maimed soldier.

The soldier’s name, per the video, was Bassel al-Issa Marouf of Latakia City ‐ his age and rank are unknown.

This is the second beheading video to be posted by the jihadist rebels from the northern Hama front in a matter of 5 days.

US-backed rebel groups like the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) are fighting alongside these jihadists, using US-manufactured weapons to aid them in their fight against the government.

Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Verily, Allah is Merciful and Bountiful....Compassionate and Kind...maybe on Tuesday.
Posted by: Elmusons Thavigum3500 || 09/08/2016 8:17 Comments || Top||

#2  ...on a lesp year when Feb 29th falls on a Tuesday.....and it's 92 degrees in Maine that day... and the Buccaneers have won their 6th straight superbowl....(insert improbables to your taste)

Am I not merciful?
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/08/2016 21:04 Comments || Top||


Israeli warplane attacks Syrian Army in Golan Heights
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Israeli Air Force carried out an Arclight airstrike in the Golan Heights on Wednesday night, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at the predominately Druze town of Hader.

According to a military source in al-Quneitra, an Israeli attack drone struck the 1st Regiment’s headquarters in the town of Hader, causing significant damage to their equipment.

The source added that no casualties were reported by the Syrian Arab Army at the 1st Regiment headquarters, just material damage to the base.

Israel’s attack on Wednesday night is their second assault on the Syrian Arab Army in the last 5 days.

The previous Israeli attack was conducted in response to a rogue mortar shell that landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Al Masdar naturally ignores that there was a reason Israel's jets struck. The Times of Israel illuminates:
The Israeli Air Force overnight Wednesday-Thursday hit a number of positions belonging to the Syrian army after a projectile from the neighboring country struck an open area on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights earlier Wednesday evening.

Israel has said it holds the Syrian regime responsible for all errant fire, regardless of the source, and frequently retaliates against stray missile strikes inside its territory.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Hezbollah
Posted by: newc || 09/08/2016 0:42 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army captures the Ramouseh Garages in southern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Liwaa al-Quds (Paleostinian paramilitary), launched a large-scale offensive in southern Aleppo today, targeting the key district of al-Ramouseh that is under jihadist rebel control.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army and Liwaa al-Quds managed to break-through Jaish al-Fateh’s (Army of Conquest) front-lines and seize the Ramouseh Garages after a fierce battle.

Following the capture of the Ramouseh Garages, the Tiger Forces and Liwaa al-Quds pushed further east into the district, seizing several sites from the exhausted gunnies of Jaish al-Fateh.

Intense festivities are still raging tonight inside southern Aleppo, as the Syrian Armed Forces attempt to capture the al-Ramouseh District from the jihadist rebels of Jayah al-Fateh.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syria conflict: Government helicopters ‘drop chlorine’ on Aleppo
[Dhaka Tribune] Syrian government forces have been accused of dropping barrel bombs containing chlorine from helicopters on a suburb of Aleppo, injuring 80 people.

Volunteer emergency workers say people suffered breathing difficulties after an attack on the Sukkari area.

The reports could not be independently verified. A UN-led inquiry concluded last month the that government had used chlorine on at least two occasions.

The Syrian government has always denied using chemical weapons.

It comes as Syrian opposition leaders prepare to meet in London on Wednesday to launch a new plan for a political transition to try to end the five-year civil war.

The umbrella group representing opposition factions, the High Negotiations Committee, will be hosted by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Foreign ministers from the Friends of Syria group of countries, which have supported the rebellion against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now...
, will also attend.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the BBC that he still believed in a political solution to the conflict, and that Mr Assad was not in a "position of advantage or victory", despite his forces’ recent advances.

This new plan is the Syrian opposition’s most comprehensive answer to that question: What happens if President Assad goes?

It’s meant to reassure the president’s foreign backers, like Russia and Iran, that there can be a stable transition which avoids the collapse of state institutions, and violent chaos that’s shattered neighbouring states like Iraq. That’s a concern shared in many capitals, and most of all Damascus.

But the demand for President Assad and his closest Syrian allies to step down has always been rejected in Damascus, and will be again. It’s never clear how much Moscow and Tehran are able and willing to change that. This plan is meant to test that.

But the Syrian army, backed by powerful outside support, is making gains on the ground, through force, or local deals which amount to surrender. If this plan doesn’t work it will be back to Plan B ‐ more military support to all sides in a devastating war.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Chlorine? That will clean your Hard Drive in a jiffy.
Very Allah is Compassionate and All-Knowing. Perhaps He approves of Chlorine Gas dropped on Civilians. It may be very islamic.

How would Infidels such as ourselves, with inferior Infidel Values know? Just another reason for us to be tolerant and multi-Cutltursl.
Posted by: Elmusons Thavigum3500 || 09/08/2016 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Where was that Red Line again?
Posted by: AlanC || 09/08/2016 9:57 Comments || Top||

#3  It's in the garage. Right next to foam columns.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/08/2016 10:56 Comments || Top||

#4  sent it back with Churchill's bust
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/08/2016 21:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Heh!
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2016 22:16 Comments || Top||


ISIS abandons al-Bab
No DIP orders today
[Al-Mana] ISIL terrorist group started withdrawing from al-Bab city in Aleppo northern countryside and heading into Tabaq and before moving into Raqa province, according to media reports.

ISIL’s move came after the pro-Turkish militant groups, including the so-called “Free Syrian Army” had controlled Jarablus city in Aleppo northern countryside.
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [477 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Free Syrian Army liberates 6 more settlements from IS
The Free Syrian Army has liberated six more settlements from the militants of the “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group with support of the Turkish armed forces as part of the “Shield of the Euphrates” operation, the Haber 7 newspaper reported Sept.7.

Reportedly, the Free Syrian Army and Turkish armed forces continue the offensive operation in the direction of Al-Bab city.

The Free Syrian Army and Turkish armed forces have liberated around 100 villages and 620 square kilometers of territories from the IS since the beginning of the “Shield of the Euphrates” operation. A total of five Turkish servicemen were killed and seven more were injured during the “Shield of the Euphrates” operation.

Turkish Air Force launched an operation Aug. 24 with support of the coalition aircraft to liberate Syria’s Jarabulus from the IS militants. The operation was dubbed the “Shield of the Euphrates”.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


4 die in ISIS bomb attack in Salahuddin

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A security source in Salahuddin province reported on Tuesday that 12 displaced persons have been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of the province.

Sharing further details with Iraqi News, the source revealed, “An explosive device emplaced by ISIS members in an area located between al-Zawiya and Sharqat (50 km north of Salahuddin), exploded, targeting families while they were fleeing from the areas controlled by ISIS in Sharqat and surrounding villages,” pointing out that, “Four civilians were killed and eight others were injured due to the explosion.”

“The ISIS is planting bombs in the path of the displaced families to hinder their escape attempts,” the source added.
Posted by: badanov || 09/08/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



Who's in the News
31[untagged]
9Islamic State
5Sublime Porte
3Govt of Syria
2Houthis
2Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
2Boko Haram
1Fatah
1al-Nusra
1Hezbollah
1Arab Spring
1al-Qaeda in Arabia

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
Comments Spam
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
RSS Links
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog
Hair Through the Ages









On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Thu 2016-09-08
  ISIS abandons al-Bab
Wed 2016-09-07
  Saudi Arabia’s top cleric says Iran’s leaders ‘not Muslims’
Tue 2016-09-06
  Drone strike kills 'seven al-Qaeda suspects' in Yemen
Mon 2016-09-05
  Paktika Villages Collapse To The Taliban
Sun 2016-09-04
  Turkey Launches New Attack Against ISIS, Kurds In Syria
Sat 2016-09-03
  North Syria cleared of ISIS, Kurdish militia
Fri 2016-09-02
  Thailand announces peace talks with southern Muslim rebels
Thu 2016-09-01
  7 Al-Qaeda terrorists executed in Iraq by hanging
Wed 2016-08-31
  The ISIS 'Attack Dog' Abu Mohammed al-Adnani Reported Dead
Tue 2016-08-30
  Afghan court sentences senior Taliban leader Anas Haqqani to death
Mon 2016-08-29
  Iran arrests nuclear negotiator over spying
Sun 2016-08-28
  Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan
Sat 2016-08-27
  ISIS Kubs of the Kaliphate execute five Kurdish captives in Raqqa
Fri 2016-08-26
  Somalia: Al-Shabab gunmen attack beach restaurant
Thu 2016-08-25
  Afghan forces hunt gunmen after American University attack

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
54.198.96.198
Paypal:
WoT Background (11)    Non-WoT (9)    Opinion (8)    (0)    Politix (5)