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Good morning
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#1  hubba hubba
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2016 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Gam alert. Walmart shopper I guess.
Posted by: Dale || 09/15/2016 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Deplorable! Absorutely deplorable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/15/2016 8:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Looks like one of those WWII cheesecake photos to keep the morale of the troops up--pre Wal Mart. I'm heading for Wal Mart. Just remembered some things I forgot.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/15/2016 9:25 Comments || Top||

#5  "I can't believe there was once a time when women wore garter belts *all* the time, not just to be sexy, then some guy invented panty hose. That guy's a *dick*! What was he thinking?!"

-- Stand up comedian Mitch Fatel
Posted by: Thumper Dribble5791 || 09/15/2016 13:13 Comments || Top||

#6  I remember wearing a garter belt, #5 TD.

They were a pain in the @ss.
Posted by: Barbara || 09/15/2016 14:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Popcorn Empress never lies. :)
Posted by: Shipman || 09/15/2016 15:29 Comments || Top||

#8  popgorn princess might have been wearing it wrong: or at leastbackwards
Posted by: Lonzo Omoluger2627 || 09/15/2016 16:44 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
1 dead in Kabul blast
An explosion rocked Kabul city earlier today after a magnetic bomb planted in a police vehicle went off in Deh Mazang area of the city.

The security officials confirmed the incident and said one person was wounded in the blast but the eyewitnesses in the area said one person was killed and another one was wounded.

No group including the Taliban insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

This comes as at least 3 people were wounded in a similar incident in Kabul city last Thursday.

The incident on Thursday took place in the vicinity of Taimani area of the city after a magnetic bomb was detonated leaving 3 civilians wounded.

Earlier at least 41 people were killed and over 100 others were wounded close to the Ministry of Defense compound.

The incident last Monday took place after the militants detonated an Improvised Explosive Device near the Ministry of Defense compound.

A suicide bomber targeted the crowd of security personnel and some civilians who had gathered to help the victims of the first explosion.

The Taliban militants group claimed responsibility behind the incident.
Posted by: badanov || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban Ambush Jihadi Commander (!)
A jihadi commander along with his four family members were killed on Wednesday in a Taliban ambush in Baghlan province, officials said.

District police chief Muhabullah confirmed the incident and said that the former jihadi commander, Samar, and four of his family members, were killed in a Taliban ambush in Choraq village in Baghlan-e-Markazi on Wednesday.

Two others were wounded in the ambush, he added.

According to Muhabullah, the target had been Samar.

The wounded were transferred to nearby hospital.

No further details were released.
Posted by: badanov || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  tolo news is an English language pro Afghan govt outlet but they don't understand the language that well

it probably is reporting a battle between Taliban and ISIS forces but its hard to tell
Posted by: lord garth || 09/15/2016 3:23 Comments || Top||

#2  "[F]ormer jihadi commander" is the clue.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/15/2016 8:43 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Foreigners freed from ISIS prisons in Sirte
[Libya Observer] Four foreigners and two Libyans were freed from ISIS prisons in Libya's Sirte.

The foreigners were identified as "Lee Yong" (58) and "Seo Young Ju" (56) from North Korea, and "Kira Keshuna" (40) and "Palarma Kishen" (53) from India.

In a video posted on social media on Wednesday, "Lee Yong" said they were tossed into the calaboose for 16 month inside a small room.

"They detained us in a room inside Ahmed Ibrahim's house, no sun, no light," he said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
calm is prevailing in most of Sirte's front lines as the radical ISIS group has been cornered in an area of 1 km2 in some parts of residential area 3, sea-view Jiza apartment buildings and 600 neighborhood.
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Norkors were looking for 'fissionable materials'?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/15/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Contract personnel. The NorKs had scores of them in Libya.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/15/2016 19:58 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Fighting in Niger kills 5 soldiers, 30 Boko Haram militants
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Niger’s defense ministry says at least five soldiers and 30 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...
bandidos faceless myrmidons have been killed after an ambush by the Nigeria-based Islamic turbans led to fighting.

Col. Moustapha Michel Ledru said the attack on soldiers Monday near Toumour, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of the town of Diffa, also injured six soldiers.

He spoke Tuesday night on national television, saying the army captured two turbans along with a large quantity of arms and ammunition.

Ledru also said two soldiers were killed Sept. 8 when their vehicle hit an improvised bomb during a patrol near Barwa locality in the Diffa region.

Boko Haram has been launching attacks across Nigeria’s borders into Niger, Chad and Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, which contribute to a multinational force that seeks to counter it.

Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in central Yemen
ADEN (Yemen) - A drone strike in central Yemen has killed five Al-Qaeda suspects, security officials and a tribal chief said on Wednesday.

The late Tuesday attack in Rada, a town in the central province of Baida, targeted a car carrying the suspected jihadists, a tribal chief said.

The United States has been involved in a years-long unmanned drone campaign in Yemen and is thought to have carried out dozens of strikes against what it says are Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) members.

AQAP and the Islamic State group have exploited a power vacuum created by the conflict between the government and Iran-backed rebels to expand their presence in the Arabian Peninsula country.

The US has vowed to continue its campaign against AQAP, which it considers to be the Al-Qaeda network's deadliest franchise.
Posted by: badanov || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Houthis kill three Qatari soldiers in Najran, Saudi Arabia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
i armed forces confirmed on Monday night that three of their soldiers were killed 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 ...
fighters in 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 Najran province. They did not specify the context of their deaths.

Earlier on Monday, Houthi fighters clashed with Saudi forces killing six of their soldiers.

PressTV reported that four snipers were bumped off in the Kingdom’s Najran province, and two others were killed in Yemeni army's shelling of military positions in the kingdom’s province of Assir.
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi forces capture several sites in northern Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces, backed by the Saleh Revanchists Yemeni Republican Guard, continued their large-scale advance in the northern Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
countryside, capturing several sites inside the Marib Governorate.

According to al-Masdar's Yemen War correspondent Tony Toh, the Houthi forces captured a number of military sites at the village of al-Rabiah in the Sirwah District, killing 22 Hadi loyalists and wounding 34 other bully boyz after a fierce battle.

The Marib Governorate is considered one of 'Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi's strongholds in northern Yemen; it was supposed to be a launching point for his loyalists in the Sanaa Governorate.

However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
the Houthi forces have turned the table on the Hadi loyalists, capturing much of eastern Sanaa and advancing eastward to the Marib Governorate's axis.

Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Qatar sends 1,000 soldiers to Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
is the latest Gulf country to mobilize their forces to help the Saudi-led Coalition after four of their own soldiers were killed yesterday in Yemen.

According to a report released by al-Jazeera News today, approximately 1,000 Qatari soldiers, 200 armored vehicles, and 30 Apache helicopters were deployed to Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
to participate in the Saudi-led aggression.

"The troops are now reportedly heading to Yemen's Maareb province, to join the Saudi-led coalition already fighting in the area," al-Jazeera added.

More Qatari servicemen will be deployed to Yemen in the near future, the report concluded.

The reason for the influx of Qatari soldiers is still unknown; however, it is likely to do with yesterday's situation that involved several Qatari military personnel.

Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  "Hey! You know what? Let's participate in the Saudi-led aggression!"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2016 8:41 Comments || Top||

#2  30 Apache helicopters were deployed to Yemen

That seems excessive, esp for 1000 soldiers.

According to wikipedia, 24 Apaches are on order. Other sources say that 24 were ordered in March 2014. So few, if any, are likely to have arrived in Qatar.

Muffy, I'm beginning to have doubts on he veracity of Shia news sources.
Posted by: Ebbusogum Smith4370 || 09/15/2016 10:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Ground support ES. Likely a company of infantry for parade.
Posted by: Shipman || 09/15/2016 15:41 Comments || Top||

#4  All directions ... population control?
Posted by: 3dc || 09/15/2016 22:15 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Azimpur raid: Militant Karim’s boy attacked cops with knife
[Dhaka Tribune] Tahrim Quaderi alias Rasel, 14-year-old son of dead bad boy Tanvir Quaderi alias Abdul Karim, attacked cops with knife during the raid in Azimpur area of the capital last Saturday.

The matter was mentioned in the statement of the case filed with Lalbagh police. Rasel is the 5th accused in the case. Currently, he has been kept under custody of the counter terrorism unit.

The case statement reads- the door of the house was found locked from inside. Later SWAT team helped to break the door. Rasel attacked police soon after law enforcers broke into their house. Police somehow managed to detain him and later sent two kids‐ 8-year-old Junayara alias Pinki and one-year-old Sabiha Zaman‐ to victim support center, reports Bangla Tribune.

Investigating officers said, police had been looking into why Rasel carried out the attack and whether he was inspired to be a bad boy by his parents.

Sources said, Rasel has a twin brother, but he was not found in that house during the raid. However an officer said the other brother might be sent to Jihad according to family decision.

Rasel, who was a level-8 student of Mastermind School at Dhanmondi, has become irregular in class for the last few months. He might have been motivated by his parents to be a bad boy, sources added.

Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (CTTC) unit captured three suspected female bully boyz during a raid at a bad boy den in Dhaka’s Azimpur area last night while another killed himself on last Saturday.
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


Down Under
'Australian man' charged with plotting terror attack
[IsraelTimes] Bourhan Hraichie, who allegedly carved Islamic State symbol into cellmate’s forehead earlier this year, pens letter discussing beheading plans

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with planning a terrorist act in Australia, police said Wednesday.

Police said the man, Bourhan Hraichie, 19, who is in prison over a separate issue, has been charged with drawing up a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act.

Police did not reveal details but The Sydney Morning Herald said that documents allegedly found in the man’s cell included a letter discussing plans to behead people.

Hraichie, who is due to face a Sydney court on October 12, has also been charged with an act in preparation for or planning a terrorist act and with delivering a document threatening to kill a person.

The Herald said Hraichie had threatened to kill New South Wales corrective services commissioner Peter Severin.

Hraichie was moved to a high security prison earlier this year after allegedly trying to carve 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....
"eye for an eye" symbol ["e4e"] into his cellmate’s forehead, choking him and pouring boiling water on him -- acts for which he was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and intentionally choking a person, the paper said.

The charges come just days after a 22-year-old man, who police said was "inspired by" the Islamic State group, stabbed a 59-year-old man out walking in southwestern Sydney, leaving him with serious injuries.

Last week a teenage boy was also charged with making threats at the Sydney Opera House. Both incidents follow a recent call by IS urging followers to target high-profile Australian sites.

New South Wales police said the unnamed man was being held on remand at a jail in Goulburn, 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Sydney, over other matters, and the latest charges followed the seizure of material at the prison.

"There is no current threat to the community as a result of today’s activity," NSW police said in a joint statement with their federal counterparts.

Officials say they have stopped 10 terror attacks in Australia in the past two years, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saying the threat of a terror attack in his nation was "real."
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Yup - a regular native Aussie, this guy...
Posted by: Raj || 09/15/2016 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Trying to impress the Sheilas, he wuz.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/15/2016 10:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Aw, not Bruce AGAIN???
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/15/2016 21:34 Comments || Top||


Europe
Spain arrests Moroccan man accused of promoting militancy
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Spanish police jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
a Moroccan man on Wednesday accused of promoting Islamist militancy through social media, the Interior Ministry said.

The man detained in the northeastern town of Manresa had shown signs of increased radicalism after contact with an activist recently returned from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the ministry said.

Spain has now detained 29 people with suspected links to Islamist militancy since the beginning of the year.
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


French police arrest another kid suspected of plotting attack
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] French police on Wednesday incarcerated
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
a 15-year old suspected of planning an attack and using encrypted social media channels to communicate with a French Islamist holy warrior believed to be in Syria or Iraq, sources said.

In an operation led by La Belle France’s domestic intelligence agency, police swooped on the teenager in Gay Paree’ eastern 20th arrondissement. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed the operation.

"We’re working with extreme intensity to identify those we think are likely to carry out an attack," he told news hounds, adding that Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
was recruiting "younger and younger individuals".

It is the second time a 15-year-old minor suspected of plotting to kill in the name of ISIS has been arrested in five days. A source inside the prosecutor’s office said both youngsters had used Telegram to communicate with Rachid Kassim, an ISIS holy warrior of French nationality.

Their arrests follow the detention of three women, including a 19-year-old, who had allegedly wanted to attack a Gay Paree railway station using a car laden with gas cylinders.

La Belle France is reeling from a wave of holy warrior attacks on its territory that have killed more than 230 people since January, 2015, and its intelligence services are struggling to dismantle a web of holy warrior networks inside the country.

The attacks have varied in style and profile of killer: In November last year, a squad of jacket wallahs and gunnies killed 130 people in a sophisticated and coordinated attack on multiple sites in Gay Paree; In July, a Tunisian delivery man killed 86 people when he drove his truck through a crowd on Nice’s seafront; and two murderous Moslems knifed to death an elderly priest at his altar in a church in northern La Belle France.

"What sets La Belle France apart (from other European nations) is the wide-open profile of recruit: urban or rural, Moslem or convert, man or woman," said Arnaud Danjean, a European Parliament politician who specializes in defense and security.

"Acts like the attempted attack with gas cylinders, the throat-slitting of a priest, or the guy who ploughs his truck through a crowd, that today is the face of this threat" in La Belle France, said Danjean.

Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
US says it destroyed massive Islamic State chemical plant
[IsraelTimes] Strike against former Mosul pharmaceuticals factory eliminates ’significant chemical threat’ from jihadist group

American warplanes eliminated a "significant chemical threat" to Iraqi civilians by bombing a complex of buildings near the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
that Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eaters had converted from pharmaceutical manufacturing to chemical weapons production, the three-star general in charge of US air operations in the Middle East said Tuesday.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian told news hounds at the Pentagon that the target was an Islamic State headquarters also used to produce lethal chemicals, possibly including chlorine and mustard gas.

He provided no details on the chemical production.

Harrigian described the Arclight airstrike as a large, well-planned operation, which destroyed more than 50 targets at the site with a variety of US warplanes, including Air Force B-52 bombers and Marine Corps F-18D attack planes.

Other US officials said later that a total of 12 US planes were used.

Harrigian said the mission was part of a broader effort to cut off the Islamic State’s main sources of revenue, kill their leaders and create "organizational dysfunction" in ways that will eliminate the group as a military threat in Iraq and Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  In another time, this would've been a baby milk factory.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/15/2016 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  That's silly ISIS only has puppy mills.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 09/15/2016 10:00 Comments || Top||

#3  2 A-10s could have done twice the destruction at 1/100 the cost and increased morale all along the front.
Posted by: Shipman || 09/15/2016 15:47 Comments || Top||

#4  what about all the collateral environmental damage that prevented bombing the oil tankers?
Posted by: Lonzo Omoluger2627 || 09/15/2016 16:48 Comments || Top||

#5  We'd get billed for carbon offsets
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/15/2016 21:37 Comments || Top||


Ninevah Nightmares
Fire at three more oil wells in Qayyarah doused

(IraqiNews.com) Qayyarah – North Oil Company’s firefighter crew has successfully doused the blazes at three more oil wells in the district.

“At least 11 oil fields were set on fire by the escaping ISIS members before the Iraqi army re-captured the district last month,” informed a security source in Qayyarah seeking anonymity.

“The oil fields were set ablaze by the fleeing ISIS members as they used the flames and the smoke as cover to escape the sight of the international coalition jets,” added the source.

Asim Jihad, a spokesperson for the Iraqi oil minister, confirmed that their firefighter units on Wednesday controlled the fire at three more oil wells. Two other oil wells are still on fire with the crews struggling to control the blazes.

After months of armed confrontations, the Iraqi army announced the liberation of the central Qayyarah district on August 25, weeks after the recapturing of the Qayyarah air base.

Iraqi jets drop warning leaflets over Nineveh

(IraqiNews.com) Erbil – On Tuesday night, warning leaflets were showered by Iraqi fighter jets at different areas of Nineveh province, warning the civilians of the imminent attack on ISIS in the area.

A source in the Ministry of Interior, Iraq, said, “Iraqi warplanes on Tuesday night dropped a huge number of warning leaflets over the northern province of Nineveh, urging the civilians to keep away from the ISIS positions since they will be targeted by the jets.”

As per information available with Iraqi News, the leaflet in Arabic when translated to English read – “The Iraqi forces will continue to liberate your areas from ISIS, therefore we ask you to stay away from the locations of the outfit”.

The leaflet also requested the residents of Mosul to cooperate with the security forces to bring life in their areas back to its normal phase.

The Iraqi jets have dropped warning leaflets several times over the past few months and urged the civilians to leave their areas if possible, and stay away from the military bases in order to protect themselves from the impending assault on ISIS

The US and Iraqi military officials have recently stated that preparations for an ultimate assault on Mosul have been made and the city will be liberated by the end of this year.
Posted by: badanov || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


A Peshmerga killed in ISIS bombing on Bashiqa
[RUDAW.NET] A Peshmerga, Latif Qadir, has been killed in 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) bombing of the Peshmerga frontline in Bashiqa on Wednesday evening.

Hamid Afandi, in charge of the Peshmerga forces on the Bashiqa frontline, told Rudaw, "On the Bashiqa frontline because of the ISIS attack, a Peshmerga from the 7th brigade of the Ministry of Peshmerga was killed on Wednesday."

"At 6:30 pm on Wednesday, a Peshmerga was injured by an ISIS attack on the frontline. He was sent to Erbil and some hours later he died," Afandi added.

Latif Qadir was from Batasa town in the Soran district.

Bashiqa town is located northeast of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
. Peshmerga have been fighting ISIS along the frontline in the Bashiqa area for two years.
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Bayete
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/15/2016 21:38 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli trio accused of smuggling cars into Gaza
[IsraelTimes] Vehicles intended for use by Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, fighters would be broken down, hidden in shipments entering Strip, Shin Bet says

Israeli law enforcement authorities have uncovered a smuggling ring led by Israeli citizens that brought automobiles into the Gazoo Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing, the Shin Bet security service said Wednesday.
David, Moshe and Yossi? For shame!
More than 100 vehicles are believed to have been brought into the Strip over the past nine months "for use by Hamas," specifically its military arm, the Shin Bet said.

The agency named Sa’ed Musleh, Faris Musleh and Noah Musleh as the central figures in the ring.
Oh. No doubt they are depraved on account of they're deprived, so it's all the fault of the juices.
The trio was tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
on September 1, but Israeli security forces were continuing their investigation to determine who else was involved in the scheme, the Shin Bet said.

The agency did not say when they would be formally charged.

The three men are members of the same family, though it was not immediately clear how they were related to one another. They were all from Segev Shalom, a Bedouin town southeast of Beersheba.

The smuggling ring was uncovered in a joint operation by the Shin Bet, Israel Police and the Defense Ministry’s Crossing Authority.

According to the Shin Bet, members of the smuggling ring would break the cars down into parts and hide the pieces inside cargo heading into the Gazoo Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

In one such attempt at the crossing, however, these dismantled and concealed vehicles were spotted and confiscated.

"This method did not surprise the defense establishment, and it displayed the creativity with which Hamas operates, with its abettors, in an attempt to equip itself and become stronger," the Shin Bet said.

During their interrogations, the suspects said they "knew that they were working for people who belonged to Hamas," according to the Shin Bet’s statement.

The Defense Ministry’s Crossing Authority keeps a close watch on the trucks bearing humanitarian aid and consumer products that enter Gazoo -- sometimes hundreds a day -- in order to monitor and track the goods entering the Strip and prevent them from winding up in the hands of terrorist groups.

Israeli forces have uncovered numerous attempts to smuggle contraband into the Gazoo Strip through both the Kerem Shalom crossing and naval routes from Egypt.

On Tuesday, the Shin Bet revealed that it had in jug a 24-year-old Gazoo man, Khamis Jihad Said Ara’ishi, who had smuggled kaboom into the Strip that is believed to have been used by Hamas to create weapons.

Last month, the Defense Ministry’s Crossing Authority also uncovered a shipment of commando knives, along with graphite strips -- a potential ingredient in rocket fuel -- that had been hidden in a truck headed for Gazoo.
Update from Ynet at 5:50 a.m. ET: the cars were ATVs. So that niggling question is now answered.
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#1  the cars were ATVs

Yeah, I was hoping for Yugos.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/15/2016 10:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Red 1979 Camaro IROC-Z's cruising Revere Beach the Gaza Strip?
Posted by: Raj || 09/15/2016 14:19 Comments || Top||

#3  http://youtu.be/rWHniL8MyMM

Posted by: Shipman || 09/15/2016 16:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Was hoping for Pintos.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/15/2016 17:17 Comments || Top||

#5  a donkey would be a step up from that
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/15/2016 21:41 Comments || Top||


Palestinian with knife arrested at West Bank checkpoint
[IsraelTimes] Security forces search suspicious youth at Rachel’s Crossing near Bethlehem, find weapon hidden under his shirt

A Paleostinian youth was caught with a knife at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday afternoon.

The young man arrived at the Rachel’s Crossing checkpoint into Jerusalem near Rachel’s Tomb, where his behavior raised suspicion among security personnel.

A search of the youth uncovered a knife hidden under his shirt.

He was taken in for questioning.
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#1  Never bring a Palestinian to a checkpoint fight.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/15/2016 1:34 Comments || Top||


Israel strikes Gaza terror sites in response to rocket
[Jpost] The strikes came in response to a Gazook rocket that hit Israel.

The Israel Air Force struck three Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, terror infrastructure sites in the Gazoo Strip in response to an earlier rocket fired at Israel, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said Thursday morning.

The northern Gazoo sites reportedly belonged to the Hamas terror group.

Late on Wednesday night, a mortar shell landed in Israel in an open field in the Eshkol Regional Council, near the security fence with Gazoo. The mortar firing did not prompt a red alert siren and there were no reports of damage or injury from the incident.

This latest rocket comes one day after firings along the country's northern border. On Tuesday, three mortar shells fired from Syria slammed into the Golan Heights, ramping up tensions on the northern border hours after IAF jets struck Syrian artillery guns and were targeted by two surface-to-air missiles fired at them from Syria in the predawn hours of Tuesday.
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Israeli Defense Forces arrest 5 Palestinians in the West Bank
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reportedly tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
5 Paleostinians inside the occupied West Bank on Wednesday after raiding several farms in Jenin and Hebron.

According to local reports, the Israeli Defense Forces arrested 4 men in Hebron and 1 young girl in Jenin after harassing the workers for several minutes on Wednesday.

The Israeli Defense Forces did not give a reason for the arrests; however, local activists claimed the soldiers were trying to prevent them working on the farms.

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
35 ISIS bad Guys die in Hasakah fighting
[ARA News] HASAKAH – Clashes broke out between Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate, military sources reported on Thursday.

At least 38 ISIS militants were killed and five more were arrested by the YPG after clashes near the Shaddadi City in the southern countryside of Hasakah.

“Daesh terrorists attacked our basis near Shaddadi by carrying out three car bomb attacks,” YPG fighter Hajar Osman told ARA News, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

“Then clashes broke out between our [YPG] forces and Daesh militants in the villages of Keshkesh and Zenat in Shaddadi suburb. We forced the group to withdraw after killing 38 terrorists and arresting five others,” the source said.

Also, nine YPG fighters were killed in the clashes, the Kurdish leadership said on Thursday.

The ISIS group reportedly withdrew towards its bases in Deir ez-Zor province, eastern Syria.

The YPG leadership said their forces have seized four ISIS vehicles and a large deal of ammunition from the group after the clashes.
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Islamist rebels violate Syrian ceasefire 60 times in just 48 hours
Unexpectedly.
[ALMASDARNEWS] A number of US-controlled armed units, including Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
, have announced their unwillingness to cease fire in Syria, the Russian Armed Forces General Staff said Wednesday.

The statment said "some of the armed units under the U.S. control, such as Ahrar al-Sham, have openly announced their unwillingness to join the ceasefire regime. The biggest number of violations were made by those units."

The statement runs that forces of Evil in Syria had violated the ceasefire regime 60 times over almost 48 hours of truce.

The first deputy chief of the General Staff’s main operations directorate, Lieutenant-General Viktor Poznikhir, said that "the first 48-hour truce established under the Russian-US agreement for the cessation of military hostilities is expiring at 19:00 on Wednesday. We would like to note that the ceasefire had not been observed in full measure over that period. By Wednesday morning, the forces of Evil had violated the ceasefire regime 60 times."

"We are recording the ceasefire violations. This data will be made available to the international community," Poznikhir said, adding that the Russian military will continue to publish the data.

According to Poznikhir, another four communities have joined the process of reconciliation in Syria thereby increasing the overall number of such localities to 616.

"Over the past twenty four hours reconciliation agreements have been signed with another four communities in Homs and Latakia provinces. The list of such localities has now grown to 616," he said.

The Russian center for the reconciliation of warring factions is pushing ahead with efforts to normalize the situation in Syria. The 48-hour ceasefire came into force at 19.00 Moscow Time on September 12 in accordance with the agreements reached by Russia and the US at the talks in Geneva.
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#1  "Splitters!"
Posted by: Pappy || 09/15/2016 8:51 Comments || Top||


ISIS snatches swaths of rebel territory northeast of Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] In a somewhat silent ten-day offensive, ISIS fighters have gradually retaken three hill tops from rebel factions in the mountainous terrain of eastern Qalamoun.

Effectively, 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...
and the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) affiliated Ahmad al-Abdo brigade have lost control of Jabal Zubaydi, Tall Daba'a and Jabal al-Afa'i.

Rebel factions and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) are still on good terms in the eastern Qalamoun, a somewhat rare scenario in other Syrian regions still affected by more than 5 years of war.

Previously, the SAA has provided air support against ISIS in favor of Jaish al-Islam and the Ahmad al-Abdo brigade. In turn, rebel commanders have vowed not to harass nearby SAA forces.

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Rebels open fire on humanitarian highway in Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] While reporting from the Castillo Highway in northern Aleppo on Wednesday, a Russian journalist came under heavy gunfire from a group of jihadist rebels that were posted up near the humanitarian checkpoints.

During the broadcast, the Russian news hound was being escorted by Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers that were returning fire to protect the Castillo Highway.
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Russia kills 250 ISIS terrorists near Palmyra
[ALMASDARNEWS] Minutes ago, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that on Tuesday, their Air Force killed 250 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....
holy warriors and destroyed 15 of their vehicles near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in the Homs Governorate.

"Anti-ISIS fight is going on. Yesterday, the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted Arclight airstrikes to the north of Palmyra where a group of ISIS holy warriors was preparing offensive on the city," Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, first deputy chief of the General Staff's Main Operational Department, said at a news briefing in the Defense Ministry.

The Islamic State was expected to launch a large-scale offensive at Palmyra in the coming days after they conducted several small attacks near the International Highway over the last two weeks.

Lt. Gen.Poznikhir did not specify which airport the Russian Air Force used to launch this attack; however, several reports last week indicated that Moscow and Tehran are once again negotiating the use of the Hamedan Airbase in western Iran.

Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [494 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Wait, is this still the truce? If so, it seems to be working out well for the Russians.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/15/2016 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Pest control
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/15/2016 5:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Doing the jobs that Americans won't.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/15/2016 11:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Shovel ready jobs?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/15/2016 17:39 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


Mosul residents with leaflets to be beaten

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province informed Iraqi News on Wednesday that ISIS has threatened Mosul residents of 20 whipped if they were found carrying the warning leaflets dropped by the Iraqi Air Force on Tuesday night.

“As the Iraqi forces prepare to launch an all-out offensive against ISIS in the province, Iraqi fighter jets warned the citizens on Tuesday night by dropping warning leaflets, urging them to stay away from ISIS sites. The militant outfit on the other hand today, mobilized its members to collect the leaflets and also warned the residents that they will be whipped with 20 whips if any leaflets were found from their possession.”

It may be mentioned here that Iraqi warplanes on Tuesday night dropped a huge number of warning leaflets over the northern province of Nineveh, urging the civilians to keep away from the ISIS positions since they will be targeted by the jets.
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#1  Who will collect them for recycling?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/15/2016 12:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Christians
Posted by: Lonzo Omoluger2627 || 09/15/2016 16:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes it's Crazy Mo's Eid al Adha Carpet and Flooring Sale

whup whup whup
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 09/15/2016 21:45 Comments || Top||



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