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Three French Women Charged over Terror Plots
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 13:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice legs, Dolly.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/14/2016 14:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, hello, Dolly . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 09/14/2016 14:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Nice colander.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 09/14/2016 21:10 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
22 missing Indians have joined ISIS loyalists in Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 22 Indian nationals who went missing earlier this year have reportedly joined the loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

According to local media reports citing security sources the 22 individuals joined the loyalists of the terror group in the first of July.

The sources further added that the revelation was made during the interrogation of an Indian woman, 29-year-old Yasmin, who was jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
by the authorities from New Delhi airport earlier last month.

According to Yasmin thirteen of the missing Keralites were men, six women and three children, and "they had left their houses in Kasaragod and Palakkad districts of Kerala between mid-May and the first week of July."

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) official, close to the investigation, told IANS that all of the missing Keralites had "exited India from Bengaluru, Hyderabad or Mumbai airports for Kuwait, Dubai, Muscat or Abu Dhabi from where they are learnt to have traveled to Afghanistan through Iran."

This comes as the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group in Afghanistan have been attempting to expand foothold in the country.

The coalition officials had earlier said the loyalists of the terror group have managed to consolidate operations with the main group based in Iraq and Syria as they attempted to establish a regional operational base in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  For some reason the title set me to thinking about Agatha Christie.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2016 6:40 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram bomber, Kabiru Sokoto still in prison. Honest.
[YNAIJA] The Nigerian Prisons Service on Tuesday said the criminal mastermind of the 2011 Christmas day bombing in Abuja, Kabiru Dikko is till in prison, contrary to reports that he has been released.

There had been reports going around about his release from prison.

But the prisons spokesperson, Bayo Jeje while speaking to Premium Times confirmed that the convict was still serving his jail term.

"Please disregard the rumour. He’s still in prisons custody," he said.

"There’s no truth in all" the reports claiming that Mr. Dikko had been released," he further said.

Dikko also known as Kabiru Sokoto was sentenced to lifeimprisonment in December 2013 after he was found guilty of criminal masterminding the boom-mobileing on St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, near Abuja, which claimed the lives of about 40 persons.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Boko Haram blamed after road attack in the Northeast
[NEWS24.NG] 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...
was on Sunday blamed for an attack on motorists which left one person dead and underlined the Islamist group's continuing security threat to civilians.

Gunmen on Saturday opened fire on a convoy of vehicles travelling to Maiduguri, from Monguno, 140 kilometres to the northeast.

"They rubbed out a driver and injured two women and a child travelling with him," said bus driver Kabir Hassan, who arrived at the scene shortly after the attack.

The victims were heading to Maiduguri to celebrate the Moslem festival of Eid al-Adha on Monday and the vehicles included traders in a pick-up truck packed with rams for the annual ritual sacrifice.

The traders abandoned their animals when the shooting started and the rams were seized by the rebels, said driver Abba Gana, who gave a similar toll of death and injuries.

A car abandoned by fleeing travellers was torched in the attack and the maimed taken to a hospital in Maiduguri for treatment, Hassan and Gana said.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  Ah, banditry. A far cry from nearly taking over a third of that misbegotten country.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/14/2016 10:59 Comments || Top||


Arabia
3 Qatari soldiers die in Yemen
[AlManar] Three Qatari soldiers have been killed in Yemen, an army statement said, the emirate’s biggest losses since it sent troops to join a Saudi-led coalition waging war on the impoverished Arab country .

The statement published by the official QNA news agency gave no details of how the three soldiers were killed saying only that they had been “martyred on Monday”.

The losses are the first in Yemen to be announced by the Qatari army since November last year when one soldier was killed in action.

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

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive ex-president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.
Posted by: badanov || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
US Bombers in Show of Force against N. Korea
Foto of one of our latest bombers at the link. Who says the Islamists have no sense of humor?
[AlManar] Two huge US strategic bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea following Pyongyang’s fifth and largest-ever nuclear test.

The supersonic B-1B Lancers reached airspace over the US Osan Air Base at Pyeongtaek, 64 kilometres (40 miles) south of Seoul, at around 10:00 am (0100 GMT).

Each aircraft, which had flown from the US Pacific Command’s Andersen Airforce base at Guam, was escorted by US and South Korean fighter jets.

“Today’s demonstration provides just one example of the full range of military capabilities in the deep resources of this strong alliance to provide and strengthen extended deterrence”, said General Vincent Brooks, US-South Korea Combined Forces Command.

“North Korea’s nuclear test is a dangerous escalation and poses an unacceptable threat,” said the general, adding the US has an “unshakable commitment” to defend allies in the region.

The US “will take necessary steps to do so, including operations like this one today, and the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD)
battery to the Korean Peninsula,” he said.

South Korea in July announced plans to deploy THAAD, a sophisticated US missile defence system, to counter growing nuclear and missile threats from the North.

But China, which believes the system’s radar could also be used to track its own defences, objected strongly. The plan has also met resistance from residents of the southern county of Seongju, the planned site.

South Korean opposition parties oppose the THAAD deployment, insisting it could escalate a regional arms race and hurt ties with China.

They also say its usefulness against the North’s military threats is doubtful.

Tuesday’s overflight was “aimed at sending a clear warning to North Korea about its nuclear test, and containing further provocations,” South Korea’s defence ministry spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun told journalists.

Washington took similar actions after previous atomic tests.

In January, the US flew a B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber over Osan Air Base after North Korea’s fourth nuclear blast.

South Korea is home to around 28,500 US troops and numerous bases.
Posted by: badanov || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  ...We had just finished a quick staff meeting yesterday when the footage of the Bones showed up on CNN.

There was cheering. :)

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/14/2016 5:04 Comments || Top||

#2  South Korea is home to around 28,500 US troops and numerous bases.

All of which are expendable to pols and bureaucrats who don't want to do what everyone knows needs to be done. Your frontline troops will find out about the war when the SCUDS are impacting their compounds before anyone will tell them its coming. Back in '88 it took 2 days to get Camp Casey out of the compound because the two front gates lead to a 2 lane road. There is no back gate, it leads to a dead end draw which you can't get vehicles out of.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2016 8:58 Comments || Top||


Europe
Three French Women Charged over Terror Plots
The authorities are moving fast...
[AnNahar] Three women tossed in the calaboose
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
after a foiled plot to blow up a car packed with gas canisters near the Notre Dame cathedral in Gay Paree were charged with terror offenses on Monday and remanded in jug, the prosecutor's office said.

The women were detained last week after the discovery of the vehicle near Notre Dame on September 4. Police believe they were planning other attacks including striking a train station in the Gay Paree area or targeting police.

The suspects -- named as 19-year-old Ines Madani, 23-year-old Sarah Hervouet and 39-year-old Amel Sakaou -- were brought before anti-terrorism judges on Monday and charged with involvement in a terrorist conspiracy. The two youngest were also charged with plotting to kill public officials, while Hervouet's boyfriend was charged with failing to report a terrorist offense, a statement said.

Sources close to the investigation said the women had discussed obtaining suicide belts or ramming cars filled with explosives into buildings.

One of them was found in possession of a letter professing her allegiance to IS, which ordered the carnage in Gay Paree in November that left 130 people dead.

A 15-year-old boy arrested in eastern Gay Paree at the weekend was also brought before investigating magistrates on Monday to be charged with conspiring to commit attacks. The youth had written to contacts on Telegram -- an encrypted messaging app widely used by jihadists to communicate -- of his plans to carry out a knife attack, sources said.

- Links to Notre Dame plot -
The women were arrested after police were alerted to a Peugeot 607 car parked near the Notre Dame cathedral in the middle of one of Gay Paree's busiest tourist spots on September 4. It was found to contain five gas cylinders, three bottles of diesel and a half-smoked cigarette inside.

A fourth woman, Ornella Gilligmann, who has been charged with terrorism over the find, told police she and Madani had tried to set the vehicle alight but fled when they saw a man they believed to be a police officer approach.

Investigators moved quickly to arrest her suspected accomplices, believing them to be on the cusp of staging an attack.

During their arrest in the southern Gay Paree suburb of Essonne, Hervouet stabbed a policeman, injuring him in the shoulder. Madani was shot in the leg after she also charged at an officer with a knife.

Both were known to police for their links to Islamist radicals.

A police search of one of the women's homes found seven empty glass bottles and pieces of paper that "could look like paper fuses" but no explosives.

- Encrypted messages -
The case has highlighted the possible role of 29-year-old IS member Rachid Kassim, a Frenchie thought to have links to a string of attacks and plotters. Police believe he is directing jihadists over Telegram.

Kassim has regularly appeared in IS propaganda videos shot in Syria or Iraq. He is said to have been in contact with Madani and the 15-year-old boy arrested in eastern Gay Paree at the weekend.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [525 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Three Syrians arrested in Germany 'linked to Paris attackers'
[DeutscheWelle] The German interior minister has said that three suspected members of IS jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
in Germany are linked to the group that carried out the Gay Paree attacks in 2015. The suspects have been known to authorities for months.


German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere delivered a statement on Tuesday regarding the arrest of three suspected members of the so-called "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
" ("IS"), saying the suspects had links to the group that carried out the November 2015 terror attacks in Gay Paree.

Specifically, de Maiziere said the three suspects arrested in Germany on Tuesday were smuggled out of Syria by the same smuggling organization used by members of the Gay Paree group.

A statement from Germany's Federal Public Prosecutor's office on Tuesday said that federal police and agents from Germany's GSG 9 special operations unit were involved in pre-dawn raids against the suspects.

The three men arrested in the raids have been identified as Syrian nationals. The prosecutor's office listed their names as Mahir al-H. (17), Mohammed A. (26), and Ibrahim M. (18). The full names of criminal suspects in Germany are usually not released by officials in line with the country's privacy laws.

According to the investigation so far, the three came to Germany in November 2015, with the intention of "carrying out a previously determined order [from IS] or to await further instructions."

De Maiziere said the three "could have been a sleeper cell."

Mahir al-H. is believed to have received training from IS in Raqqa, Syria on how to use weapons and explosives in September 2015. One month later, he and the other two suspects are believed to have agreed on a plan to travel to Europe to carry out operations or attacks outside of IS-controlled areas.

For the purposes of their travel, prosecutors say they were given passports by IS along with cash in US dollars "in a high four-figure sum" and mobile phones pre-loaded with a communications program. The suspects came to Germany from Syria through The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and Greece, the statement said.

De Maiziere said that the documents possessed by the three suspects in Germany came from the same workshop where the documents for the Gay Paree attackers were made.

The prosecutor's office added that the investigation had not yet uncovered any concrete orders or instructions for attacks that had been given to the suspects.

The suspects were arrested in raids carried out in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, where the suspects' residences were also searched.

Over 200 officers from the German Federal Criminal Police Office, the national police force and Schleswig-Holstein state police were involved in the operation.

According to the BKA, authorities have received 415 leads on refugees with a terrorist background, but most have proven to be unfounded. Sixty-three investigative proceedings have been launched based on the information the BKA has received.
In addition to the usual collection of photos, Daily Mail adds:
Three Syrians identified only as Mahir Al-H aged 17, Mohamed A, 26, and Ibrahim M, 18, were taken into custody along with their mobile phones and computers.
More arrests to come, and a quiet mapping of connections.
The terror suspects locked away
Please don't kill me!
in an asylum seekers home in Schleswig-Holstein arrived in Europe with fake passports crafted for them by ISIS forgers and accompanied by two of the Gay Paree attackers. They landed in mid November aboard a refugee ship which docked at the Greek island of Leros.

Two of their travelling companions killed themselves with suicide bombs outside the Stade de La Belle France stadium in Gay Paree on November 13 last year. Two more conspirators aboard the vessel were arrested in the Austria city of Graz in December.

The suspects were placed under intense surveillance for several months, including bugging their phones and tailing their every move in an operation that cost tens of thousands of pounds.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkey formally requests US to arrest Fethullah Gulen
Turkey's state-run news agency says the Justice Ministry has sent the United States its first formal request demanding the arrest of the alleged mastermind of July's abortive coup.
Anyone doubt that Champ will cave on this one?
Justice Ministry officials told Anadolu the written request sent to counterparts in Washington alleged the Pennsylvania-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen "gave the orders and commanded" the violent coup that killed over 270 people. Gulen denies any involvement.
He is obviously seen as an 'Islamic moderate' with extensive regional contacts. I'd be surprised if he were handed over. If he's extradited, his entire network will likely be rolled up and in short order. Could be very embarrassing for his handlers, and create long-term regional intelligence gaps.
Turkish officials have been informally demanding the cleric's arrest and extradition for weeks.
If Erdogan follows the Soviet model, there will be a show-trial followed by an execution. If he follows the Ottoman model, there will be an execution...
During a meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in August, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "As per the extradition agreement between the U.S. and Turkey, these types of people should at least be detained, arrested and kept under surveillance. Yet that individual is still directing his terrorist organization from his whereabouts."
Posted by: Steve White || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Potentially, Gulen is the Elian Gonzalez of the Obama regime.
Posted by: Shick de Medici6262 || 09/14/2016 7:36 Comments || Top||

#2  OK, but only after we remove any nukes and all American personnel, military, state, and families. So long and thanks for all the fish.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2016 9:01 Comments || Top||

#3  I doubt that Obama can get Gulan extradited quickly.

It's a multistep process and involves the judicial branch of govt, not just the executive

fyi

https://www.justice.gov/usam/usam-9-15000-international-extradition-and-related-matters#9-15.700
Posted by: lord garth || 09/14/2016 10:31 Comments || Top||

#4  "I've a phone & a pen.", lord garth.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Start from point where Obama actually gives a shit about any of this....oh right, unless it effects him personally he doesn't.

Now, with that out of the way what makes his life easier.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/14/2016 13:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Spot on! Champ could are less. Brennan and his bunch, those are the ones that care.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2016 13:53 Comments || Top||

#7  I doubt that Obama can get Gulan extradited quickly.

I'm still going with Gulen getting bundled onto a red-eye to Ankara before the November election.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/14/2016 16:33 Comments || Top||

#8  He should get the paperwork ready to stop any extradition for fear of torture by Obama's "friend" Yippy
Posted by: Frank G || 09/14/2016 19:13 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two anti-India protesters killed, 22 others injured in held Kashmir as clashes continue despite Eid curfew
[DAWN] Fresh festivities left two anti-India protesters dead and 22 others injured in India-held Kashmire (IHK) on Tuesday, police said, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region.

Despite imposition of a curfew, protests took place in dozens of places in the region, with festivities reported in three locales.

Security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters in the Bandipora area of northern Kashmire and Shopian in the south, as well as in Srinagar, the region's main city, said a police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorised to talk to news hounds.

Authorities did not allow congregational Eid prayers in the main mosques and Eid grounds in the region, but prayers were held by people in small neighborhood mosques.

Indian Express reported that this may be the first time a curfew is in place on Eid since 1990, adding that for the first time in 26 years, no Eid congregations will be held at the Eid gah and Hazratbal shrines.

Usually bustling with activity on such occasions, Srinagar's marketplaces were deserted, as most people remained indoors. Shops and businesses were closed as a result of the curfew, with drones and choppers being used by government forces for air surveillance.

Authorities decided to impose a curfew and keep an aerial watch after reviewing the situation ahead of the festival, a police front man said on Monday. "It has become imperative to impose a strict curfew... in view of the separatist march," the front man said.

The curfew appeared to have foiled a planned march called by Kashmiri separatists to the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
Military Observers Group India Pakistain (UNMOGIP) Office in Srinagar, which was set up to monitor a cease-fire between India and Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Authorities did not allow congregational Eid prayers in the main mosques and Eid grounds in the region...

Hey, a step in the right direction! What do we need to do to encourage such responsible behavior?
Posted by: Crusader || 09/14/2016 0:50 Comments || Top||


At least 13 injured as police foil suicide blasts targeting Eid prayers in Shikarpur
[DAWN] At least 13 people, including five cops, were maimed as police foiled two separate suicide kabooms during Eid prayers in Shikarpur's Khanpur tehsil on Monday.

Police sources said four suicide kaboomers infiltrated Khanpur during Eid prayers.

Two of the attackers targeted an Eid prayer ground where one assailant went kaboom!, injuring 10 people, two of whom were coppers. The other attacker fled, police sources said.

Two other attackers targeted an imambargah
...the Pakistani term for a Shiite mosque, whereas a Sunni mosque is referred to as a masjid...
but were stopped by police at the entrance on account of appearing suspicious. One of the attackers went kaboom! after he was stopped by guards for a search, whereas the other was tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
, police said.

Police officer Bahardin Kerio said the second attacker, a would-be jacket wallah, was shot and maimed at the scene, after which the officers arrested him.

Three coppers were maimed in the kaboom. Kerio said one of the maimed officers was at death's door.

He added that there were hundreds of worshippers inside the imambargah at the time.

Those injured in the blast have been admitted to hospitals in Shikarpur for treatment.

Initial interrogation of the arrested attacker, Usman, revealed that the would-be bomber was a resident of Swat's Qabal tehsil and had studied in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Abu Huraira seminary, police sources said.

The sources added that a person named Umer brought the attackers to the imambargah on a cycle of violence and fled after leaving them there.

Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja reached Shikarpur following the incident. The IGP told Dawn that the attackers hailed from Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
but were based in Karachi and possibly had links to a seminary there which are currently being investigated.

Following the incident local leaders in Shikarpur led a protest against the attack. The IGP told protesters the police would investigate the case and requested them to lift the blockade.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:


Two dead, 10 others injured in Quetta blast targeting police vehicle
[DAWN] At least two police officials were killed and 10 other people were maimed in a blast near a police training centre on Quetta's Sariab road on Tuesday as the nation celebrates Eidul Azha.

Militants were targeting a police patrol vehicle in the area, police sources said.

The kaboom left two security officials dead and 10 others injured, security sources added. Five of the injured are security officials.

Bomb Disposal Squad officials said the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was remotely detonated, and contained two to three kilograms of explosives.

Paramedics reached the site of the attack and rushed the injured to Civil Hospital Quetta for treatment.

Security has been beefed up in the area after the blast. A cordon has also been established around the area to start initial forensic investigation and to control movement.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Sariab road is considered to be one of the sensitive areas of Quetta. Militants have been targeting security forces in the area for almost a decade.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:


Pak kops thwart holiday bombing
Coz nothing says Islamic holiday like your co-religionists trying to bump you off.
SHIKARPUR: At least 13 people, including five cops, were injured as police foiled two separate suicide blasts during Eid prayers in Shikarpur's Khanpur tehsil on Monday.

Police sources said four suicide attackers infiltrated Khanpur during Eid prayers.

Two of the attackers targeted an Eid prayer ground where one assailant blew himself up, injuring 10 people, two of whom were policemen. The other attacker fled, police sources said.

Two other attackers targeted an imambargah but were stopped by police at the entrance on account of appearing suspicious. One of the attackers blew himself up after he was stopped by guards for a search, whereas the other was arrested, police said.

Police officer Bahardin Kerio said the second attacker, a would-be suicide bomber, was shot and wounded at the scene, after which the officers arrested him.

Three police officers were wounded in the explosion. Kerio said one of the wounded officers was in critical condition.

He added that there were hundreds of worshippers inside the imambargah at the time.

Those injured in the blast have been admitted to hospitals in Shikarpur for treatment.

Initial interrogation of the arrested attacker, Usman, revealed that the would-be bomber was a resident of Swat's Qabal tehsil and had studied in Karachi's Abu Huraira seminary, police sources said.

The sources added that a person named Umer brought the attackers to the imambargah on a motorbike and fled after leaving them there.

Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja reached Shikarpur following the incident. The IGP told Dawn that the attackers hailed from Swat but were based in Karachi and possibly had links to a seminary there which are currently being investigated.

Following the incident local leaders in Shikarpur led a protest against the attack. The IGP told protesters the police would investigate the case and requested them to lift the blockade.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Posted by: badanov || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:


2 dead, 10 others injured in Quetta blast
QUETTA: At least two police officials were killed and 10 other people were injured in a blast near a police training centre on Quetta's Sariab road on Tuesday as the nation celebrates Eidul Azha.

Militants were targeting a police patrol vehicle in the area, police sources said.

The explosion left two security officials dead and 10 others injured, security sources added. Five of the injured are security officials.

Bomb Disposal Squad officials said the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was remotely detonated, and contained two to three kilograms of explosives.

Paramedics reached the site of the attack and rushed the injured to Civil Hospital Quetta for treatment.

Security has been beefed up in the area after the blast. A cordon has also been established around the area to start initial forensic investigation and to control movement.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Sariab road is considered to be one of the sensitive areas of Quetta. Militants have been targeting security forces in the area for almost a decade.
Posted by: badanov || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Two Baghdad explosions kill at least three, wound 15
[RUDAW.NET] At least three people were killed and 15 maimed by a two kabooms in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday.

The first attack was in Baghdad’s northern area and the second in the south.

"An bomb went kaboom! this morning close to commercial buildings in the Adhamiyah district of northern Baghdad, which led to the death of one person and injured seven others whose wounds vary," a security source from the interior ministry said in a press statement after the first kaboom.

The second kaboom shook the Mahmoudiya neighborhood, which killed two people and maimed eight.
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Coalition airstrike destroys ISIS chemical weapons plant near Mosul
[RUDAW.NET] Coalition Arclight airstrikes have destroyed 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....
(ISIS) chemical weapons factory near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

The ISIS factory, converted from a pharmaceutical plant, was likely making chlorine or mustard gas, Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, head of US Air Forces Central Command, said during a press briefing.

It was destroyed in Arclight airstrikes on Monday carried out by fighter jets, ground-attack aircraft, and a B-52 bomber, the Pentagon confirmed.

Peshmerga on the frontlines with ISIS have suffered multiple chemical weapons attacks by ISIS. They however lack proper equipment to protect from such attacks.

"We are fighting on one of the most active fronts of this war, and we don’t have much protection against chemical attacks," he said. "We don’t have too many masks and no body suits at all to protect from such attacks," Rebin Rojbayani, a Peshmerga commander on the Makhmour-Gwer front told Rudaw in April.

"There aren’t really even any proper medicines to use when we are attacked," he lamented.

Harrigian described ISIS’ use of chemical weapons as "just another example of ISIS’s [ISIS] blatant disregard for international law and norms."
Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics: 8 die


8 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrike near al-Tarabesha

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A source in Anbar Operations Command revealed that eight ISIS members have been killed by coalition air strikes in northern Ramadi.

Sharing further details with Iraqi News, the source informed, “This morning, the international coalition aircraft conducted air strikes targeting a gathering of ISIS members in al-Tarabesha area.”

“The airstrikes resulted in the killing of eight ISIS members, as well as destroying three mortar detachments and a vehicle carrying an anti-aircraft weapon,” the source added.
Posted by: badanov || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Ninevah Nightmares: 70 die
Iraqi forces repel ISIS "Invasion of Death" on Mosul
Fotos at the link
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Nineveh Operations Command announced that 70 ISIS members were killed after the security forces repulsed their attack on the city of Mosul, and added that ISIS named the attack ‘The Invasion of Death’.

The Command said in a statement, “At dawn today, Nineveh Operations Command, backed by the international coalition air force, repulsed an attack by ISIS terrorist gangs on the axes of al-Houd, al-Hadr, al-Shabali, the infantry 15th brigade and Nineveh police’s 37th brigade.”

“The clashes lasted for five hours and resulted in the killing of 70 ISIS members, as well as detonating seven booby-trapped vehicles,” the statement added.

The Command also revealed that ISIS named this attack ‘The Invasion of Death’, and pointed out that no losses were inflicted on the security forces.

Gunmen gun down ISIS Golden Throat
Plus a recap of downed ISIS officials. Shouldna been such pricks, ISIS
[ARA News] DUHOK – The official spokesman of the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Mosul was reported dead after gunfire targeted his car in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province, activists reported on Tuesday.

Abu Isaac, the ISIS spokesman in Mosul, was driving his car in central Mosul when a group of gunmen ambushed him and opened fire on his car.

“Abu Isaac and two of his escorts were killed in the attack,” head of Nineveh media centre Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News. “At least three gunmen were involved in the operation. The gunmen remained unknown.”

Speaking to ARA News in Mosul, media activist Abdullah al-Malla said that following the attack, Abu Isaac was transferred to the al-Adli hospital in central Mosul. “But when he arrived to the hospital, Abu Isaac was already dead. He was shot at least four times,” the source reported.

ISIS Media Chief Killed in Iraqi Raid
On Sunday, the Chief of Media Operations in the Islamic State (ISIS), Abu Muhammad Furqan, was killed in an attack by Iraqi army forces. Iraqi security officer Ali Daqqa told ARA News that a special forces unit from the Iraqi army raided a building in the Baaj district where Furqan and other ISIS-affiliated media workers have been hiding. “At least 20 ISIS media workers and officials were hiding in that building. They were all killed in the operation,” the official confirmed.

Abu Muhammad Furqan was responsible for the ISIS media operations, including the production of ISIS propaganda videos. He was the director of the al-Furqan jihadi channel, and an influential member of board at the ISIS-linked Amaq News Agency and the jihadi Naba’ newspaper.

Although the death of Furqan came as a shock to the radical group as he used to operate from confidential locations, observers believe that his death won’t have a huge influence on the ISIS media machine.

“Dozens of highly trained journalists are working for the extremist group,” Iraqi researcher Randa Khalaf told ARA News. “Of course Abu Muhammad Furqan had gained the trust of the ISIS leadership due to his successful work and commitment to the group’s agenda. However, replacing him won’t be difficult, as ISIS relies on several media channels to deliver its messages and official statements to its audience worldwide,” she said.

ISIS Security Official killed by Gunmen in Nineveh
Last week, a group of gunmen reportedly 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 last week 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.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF retaliates against Syrian regime after mortars again land in Golan Heights
[Jpost] A military source stated that the mortar fire was likely accidental spillover from battles between Assad regime forces and rebels in Syria's civil war.

The Israeli Air Force struck cannons belonging to the Syrian regime late Tuesday evening in response to a number of mortar rounds that fell into the Golan Heights just hours earlier, according to a military statement.

"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel's illusory sovereignty and security of its citizens," the statement said, adding Israel holds the Syrian government responsible for any weapons launched into its territory.

Three mortar shells from Syria landed on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights Tuesday afternoon, within the span of an hour, after a rare overnight incident in which the Syrian Army fired two surface-to-air missiles at Israeli Air Force aircraft.

No damage or injuries were reported in the incidents.

A military source stated that the mortar fire was likely accidental spillover from battles between Assad regime forces and rebels in Syria's civil war.

This is the seventh incident of Syrian mortars landing in Israeli territory in the past ten days. The IDF has responded to such spillover. even if it was expected to be accidental, with attacks against Syrian Army positions

On Monday evening, Syrian fire crossed into the northern Golan Heights as a nationwide ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia came into effect in the embattled country.

In response, the Israeli Air Force attacked cannons belonging to the Syrian regime on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

The Syrian army then claimed on Tuesday morning that it had shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone.

In a rare response to a foreign report, the IDF on Tuesday denied that any of its aircraft had been downed, but said Syrian forces had fired two surface-to-air missiles after the Israeli strike Monday night on a Syrian position.
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Israeli Navy arrests Hamas smuggler
[IsraelTimes] A Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, operative was picked up by the navy last month for attempting to smuggle kabooms from Egypt into the Gazoo Strip, the Shin Bet security service announces.

Khamis Jihad Said Ara’ish, 24, told interrogators he had been involved in a number of smuggling efforts since 2012 that brought materials into the Strip for the purpose of manufacturing weapons for Hamas, the Shin Bet says.

Ara’ishi was placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
by the navy after his ship "deviated from the approved sailing area" in August. His case was placed under a gag order, which has just been lifted.

His interrogation provided Israeli security forces with "detailed information about Hamas’s naval smuggling route between the Gazoo Strip and Egpyt, along with information about the use of fisherman and smugglers along the route," the agency says.

Ara’ishi and "his associates" had previously attempted to smuggle kabooms into Gazoo in April, but were prevented from doing so by the navy, the Shin Bet says.

A smuggling attempt that Ara’ishi planned to carry out around the time he was picked up was prevented with his arrest, the agency says.

During his interrogation, Ara’ishi told Sherlocks he had also tried to carry out an attack against IDF troops in 2014, "performing lookouts and purchasing weaponry in order to get a promotion," the agency says.

"The information that came up in the investigation, along with the investigations of other recently arrested Hamas terrorist operatives, revealed more of the efforts made by Hamas for progressing its violent terrorist activities, this time by taking advantage of the easing of restrictions that Israel has allowed for Gazook fishermen," the Shin Bet says.
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Southeast Asia
Military makes headway in continuing battle against Abu Sayyaf
[SunStar] The Philippine government's focused military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in the province of Sulu continue to make headway, military officials said. Task force commander Arnel dela Vega said it is just be a matter of time before the military will engage the rebels and make a decisive blow against Abu Sayyaf ranks and leadership.

Dela Vega on Monday visited the troops to boost the morale of soldiers fighting the Abu Sayyaf in the hinterlands of Patikul and Talipao municipalities.

Colonel Jose Faustino said, "We have to cleanse Sulu of the scourge of the Abu Sayyaf and make this place peaceful so that economic activity and tourism will prosper."

Colonel Jesus Manangquil said the troops are slowly constricting the movements of the militants, although they are familiar with the terrain. He said, "The familiarity of terrain is a noted advantage to them as of now but as our troops conduct more operations and patrols and become more familiar with the terrain, we will negate that advantage and we will deliver a decisive blow against the Abu Sayyaf (rebels)."

So far, 59 Abu Sayyaf militants have been killed since the start of military operations last month. Philippine troops have suffered 18 killed in action. 28 other soldiers have been injured.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Nothing Says "Holiest Day in Islam" Like a Good Old Fashioned Atrocity
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/14/2016 02:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Friking Facebook blocks this site and story. anti-American a-holes.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/14/2016 9:32 Comments || Top||

#2  nah, they're just globalists, but they want you to sacrifice your sons and now your daughters to keep them and their money safe by lying its to protect America.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/14/2016 9:41 Comments || Top||

#3  fyi, Eid al-Adha (the festival of sacrifice [of Abraham's son]) began 11 sept, will end 15 sept 2016
so its a holy period, not just a holy day
Posted by: lord garth || 09/14/2016 10:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Saddam Hussain's "gift" that keeps on giving. When he emptied his prisons, he knew he would be unleashing forces more evil than evil.

Imagine the chaos if Mr. Obama followed suit.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 09/14/2016 21:21 Comments || Top||


Pentagon: IS spokesman al-Adnani confirmed killed in US strike
[IsraelTimes] Officials say US removed terror group’s ’chief propagandist, recruiter and architect of external terrorist operations’
ULULULULULULULULU!!!! (Been waiting a bit for the confirmation, even if Russia also claimed the kill a while back.)
The Pentagon on Monday confirmed that a US air strike killed 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....
leader and front man Abu Mohammed al-Adnani
...first announced dead at the end of August, his real name is Taha Subhi Falaha...
in northern Syria last month.

"The strike near Al Bab, Syria, removes from the battlefield ISIS’s chief propagandist, recruiter and architect of external terrorist operations," Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.

"It is one in a series of successful strikes against ISIS leaders, including those responsible for finances and military planning, that make it harder for the group to operate."

The August 30 air strike was conducted by a Predator drone, which fired a Hellfire missile at the car Adnani was traveling in.

Officials say Adnani was the main front man for IS, and he had played a major role during some of the group’s most high-profile attacks over the past year, including in Gay Paree, at the Brussels and Istanbul airports, at a cafe in Bangladesh, as well as the downing of a Russian airliner in the Sinai and suicide kabooms at a rally in Ankara.

Cook has previously said Adnani had coordinated the movement of IS fighters, encouraged lone-wolf attacks on civilians and members of the military and actively recruited new IS members.

Soon after the strike against Adnani, Russia said it was responsible for his death, a claim Pentagon officials dismissed as a "joke."
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#1  TW is that the tenor (B flat) or alto (E flat)ululator?
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/14/2016 3:26 Comments || Top||

#2  this guy was incarcerated in Iraq by the coalition in 2005 and released in 2010 by Iraq govt
Posted by: lord garth || 09/14/2016 12:44 Comments || Top||

#3  A-440 (above middle C), Bov dear. My mother and the trailing daughters would know how to characterize that for singers, but as a girl I chose to be a not very good violin player. A-440 is the frequency of a properly tuned A string on a violin.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/14/2016 18:40 Comments || Top||


Jaysh Al-Islam launches major assault in east Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
(Army of Islam) violated the ceasefire agreement on Tuesday afternoon to launch a new offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus.

The Islamist group began the assault by storming the Syrian Arab Army's defenses at the al-Riyhan Farms; this would result in a series of intense firefights that would last until midnight.

Despite their best efforts to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army's defenses, Jaish al-Islam was forced to retreat after sustaining significant casualties during the intense battle on Tuesday night.

According to an al-Masdar News correspondent in Damascus, Jaish al-Islam suffered over 20 casualties during the failed assault, while the Syrian Arab Army's 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard only reported 3 deaths.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Jaish al-Islam (MB)

#1  even though this is a pro Assad source, its a little reminder that, now, in the 6th year of the civil war, anti Assad forces still control substantial areas near Damascus.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/14/2016 5:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Are these the moderates supported by EPA, or the moderates supported by USDL?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2016 6:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Damn, I lost my program and now I can't tell the players.

Oh well, back to the pop-corn.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/14/2016 7:03 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army infiltrates ISIS area in Deir Ezzor, detonates explosives behind enemy lines
[ALMASDARNEWS] According to a military source close to commander-in-chief Issam Zahraddine, elements of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) conducted a special operation on Tuesday which entailed sneaking behind ISIS positions at Jabal Thardah and planting two IED's (improvised bombs) near 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....
outpost.

The mission was carried out under the cover of darkness - once light broke and ISIS fighters were observed near the IED's, the SAA detonated the bombs, killing at least 20 ISIS murderous Moslems and injuring scores more in the process.

Jabal Thardah is still contested between ISIS and the SAA; the embattled mountain represents the highest point in all of Deir Ezzor, thus giving it significant strategic importance for both sides.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth had turned a paler shade of blue. Star-A-Star had struck again...
the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out several air raids on the ISIS-held suburbs of Sinaa, Rashdiyah, and Huwyqah. Syrian Arclight airstrikes were also observed on the perimeter of Jabal Thurdah and the Panorama roundabout.
Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Six killed in Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] Colonel Sergei Kopitsyn, a representative of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Aleppo, reported that six people were killed and ten more were maimed in Syria’s Aleppo overnight as the so-called "moderate" opposition violated the ceasefire regime.

"After the regime of cessation of hostilities came into force, five violations of ceasefire by moderate opposition were reported in the city of Aleppo during the night.

As a result, six people were killed and ten more maimed," he said during a videoconference with Russia’s national defense management center.

According to Kopitsyn, sniper fire was opened at positions of the Republican Guard near Hai Zahrat Awad late on September 12.

Apart from that, living quarters in the settlement of Hai al-Ansari came under mortar shelling. Positions of the Syrian army were shelled from anti-tank guided missile systems from the Sheikh Said neighborhood.

The center’s representative also said that Kurdish self-defense forces in the Shkeif district came under shelling by moderate opposition from heavy machineguns and firearms.

"Positions of government troops in Braij al-Rih were shelled from Zu-23 multiple missile launcher systems from midnight to 01:00 a.m.," he added.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Chechen jihadist group joins rebels in northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Chechen jihadist group known as "Jund al-Sham" announced on Tuesday that their forces are participating in the rebel offensive in the northern Hama countryside.

Jund al-Sham originally operated in the Kurdish Mountains (Jabal al-Akrad) of northern Latakia and Jisr Shughour area of Idlib; however, the recent losses in the rebel ranks has forced them to come to the aid of their allies.

In the statement released on Tuesday, Jund al-Sham admitted they played a role in the capture of Kawkab, a key town in the northern Hama countryside that the rebels were not able to capture until recently.

The leader of this jihadist group is Murad Margoshvili (AKA "Moslem Abu Walid al-Shishani"), who is internationally sanctioned for his terrorist activities.
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#1  Tomorrow's headline: Russian air-force levels Hama.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/14/2016 6:49 Comments || Top||

#2  What's Russian for "Curtis LeMay"?
Posted by: SteveS || 09/14/2016 10:11 Comments || Top||


ISIS executes two of their commanders in Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) executed two of their commanders in the Deir Ezzor Governorate this week, local opposition groups reported on Tuesday.

Citing "unknown reasons," the opposition activists in the Deir Ezzor Governorate claimed that Maysar al-Kalizi and Anas al-Abdon were summarily executed by the Islamic State's security branch.

Last month, the Islamic State executed one of their top commanders in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, claiming battlefield performance as the reason behind their decision.

Recently, the Islamic State has launched a number of offensives in the Deir Ezzor Governorate; however, they have all failed to yield any significant progress, despite the high cost of military personnel.

Posted by: Fred || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Moar pleez, then kill yourselves, thankyewverymuch
Posted by: Frank G || 09/14/2016 19:32 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
NSA Says Twitter Won't Share Data To Help Detect Terror Attacks, Has No Problem Selling It For Profit
[Daily Caller] Twitter has a massive amount of public data that could help detect terrorist attacks, but refuses to share it, according to the head of the NSA.

Testifying before the Senate Committee on Armed Services Tuesday, Navy Adm. Mike Rogers and Chairman John McCain engaged in a back-and-forth on how intelligence agencies can use data analyzing services like Dataminr to help detect terrorist attacks as they happen.

"ISIL (Islamic State) remains the most adaptive target I've worked in 35 years as an intelligence professional, sir," Rogers told McCain during his testimony.

McCain then queried the NSA chief on how Dataminr could be a tool to counter the adaptive threat posed by ISIS, citing how the company was able to inform U.S. intelligence agencies about last November's Paris attacks shortly after they began. More recently, Dataminr was also able to notify clients of the Brussels terrorist attacks 10 minutes before traditional media.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/14/2016 06:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If it's so important, then buy it.
Posted by: gorb || 09/14/2016 11:21 Comments || Top||

#2  If data is so important and so useful, then why isn't Hillary being prosecuted?
Posted by: Crusader || 09/14/2016 15:32 Comments || Top||


The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Syrian Edtions


ISIS executes 19 in holiday special
Fotos at the link if you're into that sorta thing. Gawd knows ISIS is...
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – As Muslims around the globe celebrate Eid al-Adha, a new video was released by ISIS titled ‘The Making of Illusion’ which shows 19 Syrian men being slaughtered like sheep for allegedly collaborating with the international coalition countries.

The video was released on September 12 from “Wilayat al-Khayr,” which is otherwise known as the Deir ez-Zor area of Syria. The men accused of being US spies are filmed having their throats cut in an animal slaughter house.

An executioner wearing a white outfit appears in the video carrying two prisoners on each arm through the slaughter house before slitting their throats over a metal grate.

The executioner was seen wielding a huge knife as prisoners are bundled into the slaughter house with their hands tied behind their backs.

The video also shows them hanging upside down by their feet from meat hooks with their throats cut while others awaiting execution are hoisted up in the same position.

Footage of past ISIS executions and recent terrorist attacks done by the group is shown in the video. The footage includes a photograph of the Eiffel Tower and the images of the aftermath of the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, France.

4 kidz die from poisoned medicine

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Shia militia of al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s leader Jabbar al-Maamori confirmed that 4 children and an elderly man died after using expired medicine sold by ISIS in Sharqat, and added that ISIS has arrested 3 nurses for warning people about its expired medicine.

Maamori said, “4 children and old man died in the last 48 hours in Sharqat after taking medicine sold at a medical detachment belonging to ISIS,” pointing out that, “ISIS exploited people’s need for medicines and raised its prices despite it being expired.”

“ISIS also arrested 3 nurses for warning the residents from using these medicines,” he added.

ISIS executes several for spying in Deir Ezzor

[AlManar] The so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group slaughtered a number of detainees over spy charges in Deir Ezzor, east of Syria, after hanging them by their legs.

The terrorist group broadcast a video scene entitled “Illusion Industry” showing a number of people inside a slaughterhouse, handcuffed and piled on top of each other, before the group’s gunmen selected among them and slaughter them the same way they slaughter the sheep.

Other footage also shows a number of people trapped by their legs and are being slaughtered without separating their heads from their bodies.

The group accused the victims of being “part of a spy cell serving the coalition,” and that “they were sending information and pictures of the group’s sites to the coalition forces over the Internet.”

“After the investigation, other networks have been detected and will announced soon,” the terrorist group said.
Posted by: badanov || 09/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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