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Rahami's wife skedaddled two days before bombings
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [436 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Whal, shithowdy girl!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/20/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Breakfast At Texas.
Posted by: Shipman || 09/20/2016 14:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Here, let me help you with that knot.....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/20/2016 14:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Is that a Gordian Knot? I've got a sharp knife.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/20/2016 15:29 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
7 Taliban insurgents killed in airstrike in South of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven Taliban bandidos bad boys were killed in an Arclight airstrike in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Monday that the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of the historic provincial capital of the province.

According to a statement by MoD, a compound belonging to the Taliban bandidos bad boys was also destroyed in the Arclight airstrike.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in souther Afghanistan where the Taliban bandidos bad boys and holy warriors belonging to other myrmidon groups are actively operating in its various provinces and often carry out insurgency activities.

The Taliban group launched a coordinated attack on the historic provincial capital Tarinkot city earlier this but the attack was repulsed before the group manage to seize it’s control.

Several units of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces were deployed to push back the Taliban offensive besides the prominent police chief of Kandahar General Abdul Raziq visited the city to coordinate attack against the group.

Posted by: Fred || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


5 Pakistani terrorists killed, 2 suicide vests seized in southern Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five snuffies hailing from Pakistain were killed during a special military operation conducted by the Afghan intelligence operatives in southern Zabul province.

Taliban killed in Afghanistan_censoredThe National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said Monday that the operation was conducted to dismantle the Al Qaeda terrorist network cell which was operating in this province.

A statement by NDS said at least two snuffies were arre,sted and several weapons and explosives including 2 boom jackets were confiscated during the raid.

The statement further added that a Dshk and a PKM machine gun wre also seized along with hand grenades and pistols.

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

Posted by: Fred || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


U.S. airstrike targets Taliban, allegedly kills Afghan cops
[CBSNEWS] An Afghan official says at least eight Afghan coppers have been killed in two U.S. Arclight airstrikes in southern Uruzgan province in what was apparently a friendly-fire incident.

Rahimullah Khan, a provincial operational commander, says the first Arclight airstrike killed one policeman at a checkpoint outside the picturesque provincial capital of Tirin Kot, while the second, which struck the same area, killed seven others.

Khan says the Arclight airstrikes took place on Sunday afternoon around Tirin Kot. The Taliban have been advancing on the city in recent weeks.

A U.S. military front man confirmed that U.S. forces carried out an Arclight airstrike, saying they sought to assist Afghan troops who were fired on by the Taliban.

Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...
says he doesn’t "have any further information" on who the casualties may have been.

Tirin Kot is the third Afghan picturesque provincial capital that has come under Taliban threat recently, along with the city of Kunduz in the north and Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

U.S. Arclight airstrikes around the city were reported quickly after Talibs laid siege to Tirin Kot at the beginning of September.

At a September briefing attended by CBS News, an American commander with the U.S.-led Resolute Force mission in Afghanistan said the Taliban would not be permitted to completely overtake any picturesque provincial capitals in the country.
Posted by: Fred || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Of course sometimes those are the same people...
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/20/2016 13:48 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Dignity Operation begins mass arrest campaign in Ajdabiya
[Libya Observer] Dignity Operation militias arbitrarily locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
several opponents in the eastern town of Ajdabiya, days after taking over major oil terminals in the region.

Media outlets said the crackdown on Dignity Operation opponents is carried out by militia groups loyal to Khalifa Haftar
... served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
"Around 70 people have been arrested so far," al-Bayda Media Center reported.

Khalifa Haftar militias have also confiscated the house of Ibrahim Jodran, chief of so-called Petroleum Facilities Guard, and attacked its gate with an RPG.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth had turned a paler shade of blue. Star-A-Star had struck again...
social media activists revealed Sunday a list of 12 wanted people from the residential district of Ras Lanuf believed to have links to Ibrahim Jodran.

There are concerns that Ajdabiya town will face the same Benghazi scenario where hundreds of Dignity Operation opponents were killed and many others escaped the city.

Posted by: Fred || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Libya: Haftar Forces Repel GNA Militaries’ Attempts to Retake Oil Crescent
[North Africa Post] Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, led by military veteran Khalifa Haftar
... served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
, Sunday pushed back attempts by the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) to re-take two oil ports that they had lost several days ago, reports say.

LNA released pictures of destroyed vehicles, claiming they belong to the PFG, Libya Herald reports.

PFG, commanded by Ibrahim Jadhran, an ally of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), launched attacks early Sunday to re-take Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil ports seized on September 11.

Haftar’s forces, reportedly aided by UAE and Egyptian fighter jets, launched Arclight airstrikes against GNA-backed forces. Ground forces were also used, reports further say.

Injured fighters in the PFG camp were reportedly sent to Misrata hospital. Some other fighters have been incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
and held captives by Haftar’s men.

LNA forces announced one week ago control of Libya’s main oil ports formerly under the control of the PFG. The LNA and its political wing, the House of Representatives (HoR), placed the oil crescent under the control of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), which welcomed the LNA’s military action and quickly announced export of the Libyan oil.

The move caused waves in Western capitals, which called for the immediate retreat of Haftar’s forces.

GNA minister of defence Colonel Ahmed al-Gatrani condemned the Sunday aerial attacks against the PFG.

More from Al-Arabiya
Eastern Libyan forces said they had reestablished control over two oil ports where an ousted faction launched a counter-attack on Sunday, briefly seizing one of the terminals.

The ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf were among four seized by forces lead by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army (LNA) on Sept. 11-12 from a Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) faction led by Ibrahim Jathran.

The fighting came as the state-run National Oil Corporation (NOC) prepared to restart oil exports from the ports, blockaded for several years.

The NOC said the Maltese-flagged Seadelta, which had been loading from storage at Ras Lanuf had withdrawn to a safe distance, but that it hoped normal operations would resume by Monday morning. The Seadelta was the first tanker to dock there for some two years.

LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said forces lead by Haftar had repelled an attack at Ras Lanuf with the help of air strikes, and were pursuing Jathran forces fleeing from Es Sider, where they had taken control earlier in the day.

A Libyan oil industry source confirmed that the LNA controlled both oil ports.

The clashes raise fears of a new conflict over Libya’s oil resources. Jathran’s PFG had aligned itself with a U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, while Haftar is a divisive figure whose opponents accuse of trying to establish military rule.

Fighting and political disputes have reduced oil output in the North African country to a fraction of the 1.6 million barrels per day the OPEC member produced before a 2011 uprising.
Posted by: Fred || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Eight Killed in Boko Haram Attack in NE Nigeria
[AnNahar] At least eight people were killed outside a church in a suspected 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...
attack carried out by gunnies on bicycles in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, local residents said on Monday.

The attack happened shortly after morning service on Sunday in Kwamjilari village, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of the town of Chibok, in Borno state.

"Some of the worshipers remained around the church and the gunnies opened fire and eight men died," said Luka Damina, from nearby Kautikeri village, where locals fled.
The new guy promised to lead a kinder, gentler Boko Haram that no longer attacked fellow Muslims. He pledged to turn his attention to attacking Christians instead.
"Unknown to the residents, the gunnies had stationed some of their comrades on the road leading out of the village and they shot anyone who tried to flee.

"Many people ran into the bush with gunshot wounds. But so far we can only confirm eight deaths."

The attackers set fire to homes and fields of maize that were almost ready for harvest, according to a local chief in Kautikeri, who also said eight people were killed.
Idiots. Sure, the Christians will go hungry, but now so will the Boko boys, as there will be no crops to steal.
The chief said soldiers were later deployed to Kwamjilari from Chibok -- the scene of a notorious kidnapping in 2014 when more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.

A similar attack in the area last month left 10 people dead and saw 13 others kidnapped, while homes were looted and set on fire.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill six in northern Nigeria ambush

[Ynet] Suspected members of the Islamist krazed killer group Boko Haram killed six people in an attack on a commercial convoy being escorted by the army in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the military said on Monday.

Nigerian army front man Sani Usman said suspected elements of the group who were foraging for food had ambushed troops escorting the commercial vehicles from Damboa to Maiduguri, a journey of around 50 miles (80 km).
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/20/2016 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  We'll steal the wimmins and rape the cattle!"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/20/2016 17:45 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Soddy security forces uncover 4 ISIS attack plots
Saudi authorities have arrested three cells linked to the ISIS terrorist group, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) cited the Spokesman of Ministry of Interior on Monday.

Following months of monitoring terrorist threats jeopardizing the Kingdom’s security, security forces have arrested 17 people affiliated with ISIS. The 17 detainees include 13 Saudis, an Egyptian, a Yemeni, a Palestinian and a woman who participated in implementing terrorist schemes.

The competent forces had launched a multi-stage security operation that led to the thwarting four attacks planned by the cells targeting citizens, religious scholars, security forces, military and economic facilities in different locations as well as religious sites in al-Ahsa and security headquarters linked to the defense and interior ministries.

According to the SPA, the members of this network have been active in the preparation and processing of explosive belts and explosive devices to be used in their criminal operations, providing logistical support such as shelter to wanted people, and providing them with money, weapons and means of transport inside the Kingdom, monitoring the targeted sites, providing electronic and media support for the organization, and communicating with its leaders abroad in all their activities.

The Saudi Ministry of Interior also revealed that a number of the arrested had links to other crimes that took place in the past. One of the arrested cells had provided refuge to those who carried out the explosion of Imam al-Rida Mosque in al-Ahsa and had also been involved in blowing up a military personnel’s car in Riyadh, assisting in the assassination of a Saudi officer and targeting a security post on al-Haer road in Riyadh.
Posted by: badanov || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "... that led to the thwarting four attacks planned by the cells targeting citizens, religious scholars, security forces, military and economic facilities."

"Religious scholars"? Why do we continue to allow such bullshit designations to pass without critique?
Posted by: Crusader || 09/20/2016 0:34 Comments || Top||


Houthis hitting Taiz with artillery
Taiz-Chief of operations in Taiz’s Military Council Colonel Abdulaziz al-Majidi told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that hostilities are going on in most of the fighting fronts in Taiz, noting that Houthi and Saleh rebel militias are continuously bombing neighborhoods in Taiz and villages of the province.

Majidi said that the militias are irrationally laying landmines in the countryside, cities, main roads and neighborhoods.

He added that confrontations in Taiz, As Silw and Hayfan are ongoing.

In the past two days the national army and popular resistance forces foiled more than one attack by these militias against the army and resistance sites in As Slw front.

Militias were trying to cut roads that link between Aden and Taiz, yet forces were able to kill the commander of these militias, according to Majidi.

He added: “Militias were still trying to return and control the region, but army and resistance forces have been countering them consistently; forces were also able to kill many militants in Houthi and Saleh militias.”

The colonel called the legislative government and coalition leadership to work fast to end the situation in Taiz militarily and get rid of these terrorist gangs, who he describes as “the rivals of God and Islam.”

For his part, Spokesman for the military council in Taiz Col. Gen. Mansour al- Hassani accused Houthi and ousted Saleh’s militias of displacing citizens living west and south Taiz in light of odd silence from humanitarian organizations and international bodies.

This comes at a time when battles continue at all fronts accompanied by violent shelling by Houthi militias.

Moreover, Coalition air forces have intensified their flights over Taiz and have carried out airstrikes on coup militia’s sites and gatherings; thus, inflicting damages and losses in their militants and equipment.
Posted by: badanov || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Pro-govt forces, Houthis trade fire in Yemen’s Al-Bayda
[AA.TR] Pro-government forces and the Shia 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 ...
militia on Monday exchanged artillery fire in Yemen’s central al-Bayda province, according to a pro-government source.

Abdul Bari al-Humaikani, a front man for the pro-government "popular resistance", alleged that Houthi faceless myrmidons had shelled residential parts of al-Bayda’s Az-Zahir Directorate held by pro-government forces.

"Popular resistance fighters responded to Houthi shelling with artillery and heavy weapons," al-Humaikani told Anadolu Agency by phone, without mentioning whether the shelling had resulted in casualties.

Anadolu Agency, however, was unable to confirm the assertions from either pro-Houthi or independent sources.

For the last two years, the Houthis and their allies have remained in control of most of al-Bayda, which continues to be the site of deadly on-again, off-again festivities between the Shia militia group and forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Posted by: Fred || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Funds for Gulshan, Sholakia attacks came from Middle East
[Dhaka Tribune] Police are now certain that the money used to finance the deadly terror attacks in Gulshan, Dhaka and Sholakia, Mymensingh came from the Middle East, said Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam, chief of police’s Counterterrorism and Transnational Crimes (CTTC) unit.

Speaking at a press briefing at Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Media Centre yesterday afternoon, he said the money came to Bangladesh via hundi transactions and the person who received it has been identified.

Police are also confirmed that the firearms used in the attacks entered Bangladesh through the Indian border, but they have yet to determine the source country, the CTTC chief said.

Asked about the source of the money, Monirul said they are not sure whether it originated from the Middle East, or someone from here sent it to the Middle East and had it sent back in order to throw off suspicion.

During investigation, police learnt about a single transaction of around Tk14 lakh
...lakh translates as 100,000, so that's 1.4 million Bangladeshi Taka, and 1 Bangkadeshi Taka = US$0.0128, so about US$17,920...
which was mostly spent to buy guns and renting flats for the attackers, he said.

Names of bandidos snuffies Rajib Gandhi, Marjan and Basharuzzaman also came up during investigation; police are looking for them.

Monirul said Rajib Gandhi alias Shubhash Gandhi alias Shanto, whose real identity has not been confirmed yet, is a commander of the new faction of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the northern region of the country who supplied with two experienced attackers in Gulshan and one in Sholakia.

Police have yet to ascertain whether Holey Artisan Bakery chef Saiful Islam Chowkidar and waiting staff Jakir Hossain Shaon, both of whom died in the attack, were involved with the attackers as no evidence of their involvement has been found yet.

Meawhile, police sources said they had information that two local businesses ‐ Al Sakina Catering House in Uttara, Dhaka and Biswas Hatcheries in Mymensingh ‐ supposedly provided money to Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the criminal criminal mastermind of Gulshan attack.

An employee of Biswas Hatcheries was a close acquaintance of Tamim’s and gave him Tk50,000
... so Tk50,000 is a bit less than $640 if I didn't mislay something critical...
per month for a few months, the sources said. Police are now looking for this employee.

Besides, Tanveer Quaderi, who did away with himself to avoid arrest during Azimpur raid, allegedly had a flat in Uttara which he sold to finance militancy, the sources added.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
none of this information has been confirmed by the officials of police.
Posted by: Fred || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
French intelligence officers crack the Telegram account of a notorious ISIS recruiter – leading to the arrests of 10 teenagers in a month
[DailyMail] The encrypted messaging account of a jihadist, believed to be a 'key instigator' of hundreds of ISIS recruits, has been cracked by French intelligence, according to reports.

Extremist Rachid Kassim, 29, originally from a town north of Lyon, runs a 'public jihadist channel' on Telegram, a secure messaging app, where he offers guidance on how to carry out attacks in private chats.

He is suspected of ordering or inciting the killing of a police couple in their home in June and the murder of an elderly priest in a Normandy church in July, police sources said.

The child carer's account, on which he has 317 followers, has led to dozens of arrests, the Daily Telegraph reported - among them, ten teenagers in a month.

Kassim's precise role is under investigation, but he is believed to have become a key instigator who directs recruits in encrypted forums on how and where to carry out the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group's call for European Moslems to strike at home.

He left La Belle France in 2012, and travelled to Egypt with his wife and child.

Most recently, he was believed to be in contact with a 19-year-old in an unprecedented cell of French women who failed in their attempts to detonate a boom-mobile near Notre Dame Cathedral and kill police.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/20/2016 01:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turks detain 40 with alleged ISIS links
Turkish counter-terror police detained 40 foreign nationals in raids in Istanbul over their suspected links with ISIS, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday.

Police carried out simultaneous raids to 23 addresses in Istanbul’s conservative Fatih district detaining suspects from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Azerbaijan, Anadolu said.

Some suspects are identified as having gone to the conflict areas inside Syria several times, Anadolu said.

Turkey has suffered a series of suicide bombings and attacks by ISIS and Kurdish militants over the past year. It launched its first major military incursion into Syria last month to push extremists away from its border and prevent Kurdish fighters from seizing territory as they retreated.

At least seven suspected suicide bombings across Turkey since July 2015, which have killed more than 250 people, have been blamed on ISIS.

A network of suspected Turkish ISIS militants is responsible for at least two of the attacks, Turkish prosecutors have said in legal documents, while foreign members of the group were accused of being behind the suicide bombing at Istanbul Ataturk airport in June.
Posted by: badanov || 09/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Fire up the wood chipper with the hit-and-miss engine. This may take a while . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 09/20/2016 1:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Turkish counter-terror police detained 40 foreign nationals in raids in Istanbul over their suspected links with ISIS, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday.

Why? Aren't they ultimately on the same side?
Posted by: Crusader || 09/20/2016 23:58 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Rahami's wife skedaddled two days before bombings
The wife of bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami left the US a few days before the NY, NJ bombings, an official says. US officials want to speak with her, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.

The official didn't provide details about her travels but said authorities are working with officials in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates to gain access to her.

Her timeline in the United States wasn't immediately clear. Rahami had tried earlier this decade to petition to bring his wife to the United States from Pakistan, though it wasn't clear when he succeeded.

A law enforcement official told CNN that Rahami filed the paperwork in 2011, and it was approved in 2012. Then, in 2014, Rahami contacted the office of US Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, from Islamabad, Pakistan, saying he was concerned about his wife's passport and visa. It turned out her Pakistani passport had expired and the consulate wouldn't give her an immigrant visa until the passport was renewed, Sires said.

Once the passport was renewed, she found out she was pregnant, and officials told her they wouldn't give a visa until she had the baby, Sires said. They also told her an immigrant visa would be needed for the baby after the birth. At that point, Rahami claims the consulate told him to go back to Karachi, Pakistan, but he claimed it was too dangerous to go there. The congressman doesn't know what happened after that.
Maybe she's staying with Noor Salman?
Posted by: Steve White || 09/20/2016 12:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [732 views] Top|| File under:

#1  AND his Mom, Wife is detained in UAE.

Kinda hard now to say family wasn't in the know
Posted by: Frank G || 09/20/2016 12:58 Comments || Top||

#2  His Dad reported him to the FBI in 2014.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/20/2016 13:57 Comments || Top||

#3  About Mother Rahimi, from Frank G's link:

Rahami’s mother left for Turkey three weeks before the attacks and has not yet returned to the US, according to the Daily Mail, which cited an ABC News report.

Turkey seems an odd place for a traditional Aghan matron to visit on her own...
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/20/2016 14:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Ah'm sensing a trend.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/20/2016 15:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Which reminds me. Where is the father of the Miami shooter? Are they all hanging out together?
Posted by: jvalentour || 09/20/2016 15:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Ah'm sensing a trend.

And guess who started it?.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2016 16:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Perhaps I shouldn't ask, but has anyone heard from Katherine Russell, pressure cooker collector and wife of the late Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ?

And what about brother Tamerlan? He never writes, he never calls.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/20/2016 17:00 Comments || Top||

#8  Which reminds me. Where is the father of the Miami shooter? Are they all hanging out together?

I'm sure they'll all resurface at a Hillary rally.
Posted by: Crusader || 09/20/2016 18:00 Comments || Top||

#9  I'm sure they'll all resurface at a Hillary rally.

Again.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/20/2016 19:58 Comments || Top||

#10  #9 I'm sure they'll all resurface at a Hillary rally.

Again.

Notice how the mainstream media made *nothing* out of that murderous asshole's father showing up at Hillary's appearance earlier. They deserve to suffer the consequences of their choices.
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Bombings suspect spent time Afghanistan, Pakistan, official says
[CNN] Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, traveled for extended periods to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the last few years, officials said.

Rahami, 28, spent several weeks in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and Quetta, Pakistan, in 2011, according to a law enforcement official who reviewed his travel and immigration record.

Two years later, in April 2013, he went to Pakistan and remained there until March 2014 before returning to the US, official said.
Trout fishing? Paki NASCAR?
Investigators are looking into whether he was radicalized overseas before returning to the United States in 2014, according to the official. As of Monday, the law enforcement official said, there is no indication he was on the radar before this weekend, when explosions went off in New York and New Jersey.

Rahami and his family are from Afghanistan. He first came in January 1995, several years after his father arrived seeking asylum, the official said. He was given a US passport in 2003, while a minor, and again in 2007 after he said he lost his first one. He became a naturalized US citizen in 2011.

Quetta is considered a stronghold of the Taliban. While there in July 2011, Rahami married a Pakistani woman.
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#1  Working at a Chicken diner must have paid fairly well. No mention of AFG or Quetta employment. Perhaps he packed a lot of chicken sandwiches for the trip.

Certainly glad law enforcement was able to locate a photo and bio data on him so quickly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/20/2016 10:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Gee, wonder what he learned there?
Come back with a few e-mail addresses and phone numbers?


Does this make it "International" terrorism?
Posted by: AlanC || 09/20/2016 10:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Other 'fellow travelers' whom apparently, no one took an interest in.

If you see something, say something.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/20/2016 10:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Quetta is considered a stronghold of the Taliban.

Isn't that also where the Al Qaeda Olde Guard are hanging out? But we'll know which one our villain married into when his unnamed wife's name is revealed.
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NYC Bombing Suspect Was Anti-Gay, Hated America
[Daily Caller] Ahmad Khan Rahami disliked America, homosexuals and western culture in general, the mother of Rahami's daughter told Fox News.

Rahami was arrested Monday in connection with this weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey.

Rahami's high school sweetheart and mother of his daughter, whom Fox News identified only as "Maria," said Rahami would often rail against American culture and homosexuals.

"He would speak often of Western culture and how it was different back home," Maria told Fox News. "How there weren't homosexuals in Afghanistan."

Appears to be something of a pattern developing.
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#1  The important thing to remember through the coming months of frequent terrorist attacks, is that Rahami and other lone wolves do not represent Islam.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2016 4:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Thanks for the reminder. The 'wonderful faith of Islam' is of course the outlier. Delete all Islamic evidentiary values accordingly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/20/2016 4:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Not "delete", deconstruct. (Plebs!)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2016 4:39 Comments || Top||

#4  So, back home, are the homosexuals that we've seen being thrown off high places......are the people doing the throwing and the people cheering on the ground Muslims?
Posted by: AlanC || 09/20/2016 7:36 Comments || Top||

#5  These are not real Muslims, AC --- ask any Harvard graduate.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2016 8:46 Comments || Top||

#6  So Rahami had a little gay hanky Panky in his past?
Posted by: gorb || 09/20/2016 8:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Anti-cop, anti-gay, anti-America, anti-Western values? I'm seeing a trend here. Next, we will find on some remote corner of the web that these wing nuts are left-wingnuts and vote Democrat when they vote.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/20/2016 9:33 Comments || Top||

#8  ...birds of a feather.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/20/2016 10:36 Comments || Top||

#9  the mother of Rahami's daughter

Note: not his wife. (Or at least one of his wives.) Looks like old Ahmad picked-and-choose which parts of Islamic law he liked. And which part of 21st Century society he didn't.
Posted by: Secret Master || 09/20/2016 13:03 Comments || Top||

#10  Note: not his wife.

Merely his high school girlfriend and baby mama before he went to Pakistan to get a proper wife. The baby mama was part of the Western culture he despised while taking advantage of it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/20/2016 16:27 Comments || Top||


Utah Jihadist and Known Wolf Arrested After Trespassing Onto Elementary School
[Heavy] A former Utah State Eastern basketball coach is accused of entering a Utah elementary school while wearing a mask and what observers said appeared to be flowing green Arabic garb after allegedly declaring himself a radical Islamic jihadist.

Police snipers were at the scene, although students and employees were evacuated and are safe, said KSL. There was also a possible bomb threat at the school. The suspect was then taken into custody.

Christopher Craig has been in the news before for a series of bizarre incidents that date back several years and range from allegedly driving on a school playground to allegedly saying churches would be destroyed.

He told the news media on September 19 that he goes by the name “Muhammad Allah Al-Khidr” and now defines himself as a radical Islamic Jihadist, according to The El Paso Times. Craig was head coach of the USU Eastern basketball team from 2007 to 2010, says The Deseret News.

Here’s what you need to know:

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#1  Islam is a mental illness.
Posted by: Crusader || 09/20/2016 18:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Utah has a LOT of wide open spaces a body would never be found. Just saying
Posted by: Frank G || 09/20/2016 20:37 Comments || Top||


NYC bombing: Suspect Rahami 'may have been radicalised after visiting Afghanistan'
Paragraph cherry-picked from article:
[The Telegraph] Mike Rogers, former congressman, and former chairman of the House intelligence committee, said: "No way he did this all by himself. The odds of this one person acting alone is infinitesimally small. "Normally the way this works, you have a cell doing logistics, bomb-making and assembly, and an operational one. Even if you merge those into one small cell you had to have lots of activity going into both locations."
He simply can't stay away from the action. Care to tell us about the Benghazi 'cells', Congressman? No-bid US Embassy security contracts? The UK's Aeigis Security?

Fox News' Katherine Herridge reported last evening that the FBI had previously interviewed Rahami, possibly following a domestic incident and/or foreign travel(s).
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#1  Gee, you think?

Who in the current administration provided him assistance?
Posted by: Crusader || 09/20/2016 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Fox News' Katherine Herridge reported last evening that the FBI had previously interviewed Rahami, possibly following a domestic incident and/or foreign travel(s). The FBI collects criminal intelligence and is over cautious about actioning on it...over and over again...we take the hit, local law enforcement takes the bad guy down, the FBI comes in and takes over...files charges...in Mateen's case looses the co-conspirator... Fire Comey, fire the SAC, fire the incompetents...hire aggressive street cops and investigators and let them identify the bad guys, chase them down, grab em by the tail, pull them to the ground and finish them off...in a court of law if they surrender. All else is nonsense.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/20/2016 0:32 Comments || Top||

#3  "Fire Comey, fire the SAC, fire the incompetents..."

I admire your thought, but who do you imagine makes such decisions? They're on the other side.
Posted by: Crusader || 09/20/2016 0:35 Comments || Top||

#4  I admire your thought, but who do you imagine makes such decisions? They're on the other side. I know...it made me feel better to rant for a few minutes though.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/20/2016 0:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Ref #2 - It made me 'feel better' reading it. I actually went back and read "fire Comey' five more times.

BREAK BREAK

Former FBI Agent and Congresscritter Mike Rogers must have his BVD's in a crack wedging wad. There he sits with HRC and Trump in a dead heat.

Me! Me! Me! Who will pick Me for a senior Law Enforcement or National Intelligence post ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/20/2016 2:51 Comments || Top||

#6  but who do you imagine makes such decisions?

The Peter Principle in a nut shell.

Promoted to their level of incompetence and then stuck there making incompetent decisions forever.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/20/2016 7:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Now this guy's Dad says he reported his son to the FBI as a potential terrorist two year's ago. He travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan several times...WTF? FBI? I changed my mind - Agents and SACs don't need to get fired, they need to be charged with Criminal Negligence.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/20/2016 13:01 Comments || Top||

#8  Now this guy's Dad says he reported his son to the FBI as a potential terrorist two year's ago. He travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan several times...WTF? FBI? I changed my mind - Agents and SACs don't need to get fired, they need to be charged with Criminal Negligence.
Posted by Tennessee


Here's 'WTF'.... it was somebody else's OP.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/20/2016 13:42 Comments || Top||


Miami Beach Police Arrest Mohamed and 2 Others, Pointing Guns at People
MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) -- Three men have been arrested after creating a security scare atop a Miami Beach penthouse.

Mohamed Azab Youssef, 39, Artur Schaback, 28, and Ivan Suhharev, 28, were apprehended by Miami Beach Police Friday, September 17th.

Police said Schaback and Suhharev were witnessed aiming an AR-15 rifle off the penthouse balcony at 1100 Collins Avenue, including Schaback wearing a mask over his face.

One caller told 911 they were pointing the firearm towards the busy street at citizens and tourists walking by.

"I did see a handful of different officers with rifles, pistols, shotguns, the whole nine," said witness Chris Clayborne. "It was the real deal."

Imagine arriving to your vacation spot and that’s what you’re greeted with.

"Uber driver drops us off and literally drops us off right on the crime scene. Not sure what’s taking place cops everywhere yellow tape everywhere they’re pushing us away from our hotel we were staying at," Clayborne said.

D.J. Richardson immediately began to regret his reservation for his vacation rental.

"Really started panicking," Richardson said. "I was like, I really don’t feel safe here."

Police said the men snapped photographs as they took turns holding the weapon.

"It sounds like they might have been doing it for the Instagram," Clayborne. "I’m not sure."

Richardson added, "Everyone flexes for Instagram, so that’s probably what he did."

Once SWAT made entry into the unit, they detained four people, including a juvenile.

Inside, they found the rifle, which was equipped with a long-distance scope, and 500 rounds of ammunition.

Cocaine and hashish, as well as drug paraphernalia, were also discovered.

"Our officers quickly saturated the area, established a perimeter... when it was safe to do so, we made entry into that apartment that is connected to the rooftop. Inside there were four males which were immediately detained. We also have recovered an assault rifle within that unit with lots of ammunition," said Ernesto Rodriguez with the Miami Beach Police Department.

Both Schaback and Suhharev confessed to carelessly displaying the weapon, police said, and they were charged with Improper Exhibition of a Firearm.

Youssef admitted the drugs were his and was charged possession and intent to sell.

Police didn’t say whether or not the gun was fired.

The reports prompted police to shut down traffic throughout certain parts of the city as they investigated. Traffic was shut down on Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue between 11th ‐ 12th Street. It was reopened just before 3:30 p.m.
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#1  "We also have recovered an assault rifle within that unit with lots of ammunition," said Ernesto Rodriguez with the Miami Beach Police Department.

"And it will vanish in the next few days once we receive our orders from the current administration in Washington" he added under his breath.
Posted by: Crusader || 09/20/2016 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Here.... hold my beer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/20/2016 2:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Attack on Indian army base in occupied Kashmir, as it happened
[DAWN] Heavily-armed suspected gunnies killed 17 Indian soldiers in a pre-dawn raid Sunday on an army base in India-held Kashmire (IHK), the worst such attack for years in the disputed Himalayan region.

The 'militants' first attacked a frontline base close to the Line of Control (LoC) before moving onto the brigade headquarters at Uri, army front man Colonel S.D. Goswami said.

They were armed with grenades and automatic rifles, an army official said on condition of anonymity.

Residents of Uri town saw smoke billowing from the nearby army base after dawn and heard continuous rounds of heavy gunfire, while army helicopters circled overhead.

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Released in Afghan-US forces raid, Gilani says kidnappers were Punjabis
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The son of the former Pak Prime Minister who was released during a joint raid by the Afghan and US forces has said his kidnappers hailed from Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

province of Pakistain.

Ali Haidar Gilani was released earlier in the month fo May this year and was handed over to the Pak authorities following his release in Afghanistan.

Addressing a presser in Multan, Gillani said that he had informed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif
..Pak chief of army staff, meaning he pulls the strings on the Nawaz Sharif puppet to make it dance and sing and not do much at all....
about his abductors and their controllers, according to the local newspaper, the Nation.

Gilani further added that he had gone out after hearing gun shots and subsequently was kidnapped. He added that he was taken to Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
by his kidnappers.

In a counterterrorism operation targeting al-Qaeda operatives, the partnered team freed Ali Haider who had been held hostage since he was kidnapped three years ago in Pakistain, the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said following his release.

Hailing the Afghan and US special forces for the successful operation, Carter said "We will work with the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistain to return him home safely after he receives a medical evaluation."

Ali Haidar was kidnapped by gunnies during an attack in Farrkhabad, near the Matital Road in Multan, in May 2013.

His two associates were killed during the kidnapping which took place on 9th May as he was contesting for the general election from PPP-200 constituency in Multan.

The family of Gilani is reported to be one of the most powerful in the central town of Multan and a key clan in the PPP, whose campaign for re-election had been dramatically curtailed by Tehrik-e-Taliban threats at the time.

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The usual suspect behind Uri: Lashkar-e-Taiba
[NEWINDIANEXPRESS] Pakistain-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) is said to be the outfit that carried out early Sunday morning's attack on 12th brigade headquarters of the Indian Army in Uri, close to the Line of Control, in which 17 soldiers died. Four Lashkar bandidos turbans were bumped off in the ensuing shootout.

A few days ago, Lashkar chief Hafiz Muhammed Sayeed had said in a telecast that they would turn ''Kashmire into a graveyard for India's security forces''. A few days ago, four bad boyz were potted in a shootout in the Poonch region.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, the water was up to Jack's neck and still rising. And then he smelled the smoke...
security forces have pressed into service an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to hunt down bandidos turbans in the area. Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag has reached Uri while defence minister Manohar Parrikar was expected to reach Srinagar shortly.

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Islamic State, Pakistani Taliban faction say kill three soldiers in Pakistan
[REUTERS] Three Pak soldiers were killed in an ambush in the northwestern city of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
on Sunday, bandidos forces of Evil said, in an attack for which both 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....
and a Pak Taliban faction grabbed credit.

Militants said they ambushed an unmarked vehicle ferrying soldiers on Sunday morning near the congested Daudzai area of Peshawar. Military sources confirmed the attack but said the killed men were army employees and not soldiers.

The Pakistain army often uses unmarked vehicles for transportation of soldiers and other employees in volatile areas around Peshawar to avoid being identified and attacked.

"They were traveling in a civil van when unknown gunnies shot up them," said a security official who declined to be named. "Three of them was struck down in his prime."

Pakistain's military this month declared that it had foiled Islamic State's attempts to establish operations in the country. But the group's Amaq news agency said Islamic State was behind the ambush, also claimed by Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, an offshoot of the Islamist bad boy Pak Taliban group.

Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, which carried out the Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore in which 70 people were killed, at one time swore fealty to Islamic State's Middle East leadership, but later switched back to the Taliban.

The two groups also both grabbed credit for a suicide kaboom at a hospital in the Pak city of Quetta that killed 74 people last month.

Pakistain's military said on Sept. 1 it had tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
more than 300 Islamic State bandidos forces of Evil and sympathizers, thwarting the ultra-hardline group's attempts to expand there.

But concern has been growing that Islamic State - which controls parts of Iraq and Syria and is known for especially brutal treatment of religious minorities - might replicate their model in Pakistain, especially after Islamic State loyalists seized small pieces of territory in neighboring Afghanistan.

On Friday, Pak authorities said they arrested four Islamic State bandidos forces of Evil plotting attacks in the city of Lahore. The four men had 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of explosives as well as fuses and detonators, officials said.

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Iraq
7 ISIS Turbans eat dirt in Kirkuk airstrike
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province informed on Monday, that the international coalition aviation bombed an ISIS factory that was used to make car bombs.

Sharing details the source said, “The international coalition aviation jets on Sunday night bombed an ISIS laboratory used to make booby-trapping cars in al-Dabs vicinity, 40 km north-west of Kirkuk. In the bombing, the lab was completely destroyed and killed seven members and injuring ten members of the outfit.”

The source, seeking anonymity, added “ISIS is trying to increase its members from time to time to target security forces, but so far it has received severe blows.”
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Anbar Antics
Dozens of ISIS Bad Guys meet their fate in Iraqi airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of the northern axis of Haditha in al-Hashd al-Ashaeri, Captain Shahwan al-Ghariri, announced on Monday that dozens of ISIS members were killed in an airstrike launched by international coalition aviation in the axes of Haditha west of Anbar.

Ghariri said, “Iraqi troops are continuing the liberation battles of the western areas, backed by the international coalition aviation launched an airstrike targeting ISIS members near Haditha west of Anbar, killing dozens of ISIS members.”

“The airstrike destroyed three vehicles, four mortar detachments, a vehicle carrying weapons and rockets, as well as detonating a unit belonging to ISIS in al-Amiriya area, west of Anbar,” Ghariri added.

“The various Iraqi troops are preparing to conduct an extensive military operation in the coming few hours, in order to liberate Heet Island and Baghdad, then the districts of Aana and rawa,” he said.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Monday sees four attacks as wave of terror continues
[Ynet] A bus driver was lightly injured in Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem; a stabbing attack was thwarted in Hebron; another stabbing attack occured at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the afternoon; two coppers were stabbed outside the Old City of Jerusalem in the morning.

There were four terror attacks carried out throughout Israel on Monday.

In the latest, a bus driver was lightly maimed in a stone throwing attack on Monday evening as it was travelling through the Arab Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in east Jerusalem.

Magen David Adom paramedics arrived on the scene and treated the driver, while the Israel Police have begun a search for the stone throwers.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had escaped from his bonds and overwhelmed his guard using the bludgeon the faithful Filomena had smuggled to him in the loaf of bread...
only moments before, a Paleostinian man tried to stab IDF soldiers who were combing the area in the Abu Snina neighborhood of Hebron. The soldiers nabbed
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
the terrorist without firing a shot, and took him in for questioning.

The US State Department issued a travel warning to east Jerusalem following Monday’s terror incidents. The warning stated that the reason for this is recent terror events in Jerusalem’s Old City, and said that civilians should avoid visiting areas in which there is a heavy police presence. American citizens were specifically warned to avoid going to the Old City’s gates - particularly the Lions’ Gate, Damascus Gate, and Herod’s Gate.

Earlier in the evening, Jerusalem District Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner Yoram Halevy, addressed the recent wave of attacks and said that police will continue to close streets and stores after attacks. "We will close stores in any sector after an attack takes place so that we can sterilize the area."

Halevy was referring to the fact that during the day, after terrorist attacks in Herod's Gate, east Jerusalem Police closed the Sultan Suleiman street shops. Police stressed that the decision was based on "operational considerations in order to establish information and complete the investigation of the attack." After several hours and an official police assessment, police decided to reopen the route and shops.

Two snuffies attempted to stab Border Police officers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron earlier on Monday afternoon. They were shot and very seriously injured before they could harm anyone. One attacker was declared dead at the scene, while the second was pronounced dead in hospital.

Also, a 38-year-old policewoman and a 47-year-old policeman were maimed in a stabbing attack at Herod's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City Monday morning; Magen David Adom (MDA) reported that the two were left in critical and serious condition respectively.

The attack took place shortly after 7:30am. The terrorist apparently approached from the direction of Damascus Gate when he spotted the two members of the police. He followed them and stabbed them multiple times with a knife. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said that the policewoman was stabbed in the neck.
The Times of Israel adds:
Israeli police on Monday enjugged
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
the three brothers of an East Jerusalem man who stabbed and maimed two coppers outside the capital’s Old City earlier in the day. The three were suspected of expressing support for the stabbings, and police were investigating whether they helped their brother plan and carry out the attack.

The assailant, 20-year-old Ayman Kurd, a resident of the Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, was shot and critically maimed during the attack, police said.
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#1  Coming soon, to a theatre near you!
Posted by: Bobby || 09/20/2016 8:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Somebody say sterilize?
Posted by: Shipman || 09/20/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||


IDF raids Palestinian publisher, seizes ‘inciting material’, arrest 10 across West Bank
[IsraelTimes] In overnight raids across West Bank, security forces arrest 10 terror suspects, uncover guns, cash and pipe bomb.

Israeli security forces descended on a Paleostinian publishing house in the West Bank village of Bani Na’im overnight Sunday-Monday, confiscating equipment, propaganda for a Fatah terror organization as well as material that incited violence against Israelis, the IDF said in a statement Monday.

The raids came in response to a sharp uptick in terror attacks in recent days, specifically Friday’s car-ramming attack outside the Kiryat Arba settlement next to Hebron, the army said.

Flags of the Fatah terror wing, office equipment and "inciting materials" found at the Hebron-area publishing house were seized by the IDF and Israel Police.

In the nearby villages of Sa’ir and Beit Ummar, Israeli troops searched the homes of Paleostinian assailants who recently perpetrated attacks against Israelis in an effort "to prevent the forming of additional attackers."

In separate overnight raids across the West Bank, security forces also uncovered two guns, a pipe bomb and thousands of shekels in cash. They also jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
10 Paleostinian terror suspects.

A search of a home in a village near Bethlehem turned up a handgun, a makeshift rifle, a pipe bomb and more than NIS 130,000 ($3,500) in cash, which, according to the army, were being held in preparation for a terror attack.

Three of the men arrested were described as Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, members, and one was said to belong to the Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
group.

Another six were detained for "terrorist activities and violent riots against citizens and security forces," the army said.

The suspects, seized cash and weapons were handed over to security forces for further investigation.
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Southeast Asia
Sueno says authorities hunting down Davao bomb blast suspects
[MB.PH] Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said on Saturday that authorities are hunting down at least four suspects responsible for the September 2 kaboom in Davao City that killed 14 people and maimed more than 70 others.

Sueno said the suspects are said to be members of a local Islamic myrmidon group which had links with slain Indonesian terrorist Bin Hir Zulkifli alias Marwan who was killed in a police commando raid in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in 2014.

Sueno graced the Project Duterte tennis tournament here organized by the Police Regional Office-12 and Sultan Kudarat Gov. Pax Mangudadatu.

He said the suspects in the Davao Bombing were among those local bully boyz trained by Marwan on bomb making.

Marwan, the leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, Islamic Death Eaters terror network in Southeast Asia, fled to Mindanao in 2010 where he conducted trainings to members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
...a MILF splinter group aligned with the Islamic State...
, a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Sueno said authorities are also investigating the involvement of some narco- politicians in the Davao kaboom.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS troops launch offensive on Homs oilfield
HOMS – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) launched an offensive on a regime-held oilfield in Syria’s central Homs province on Monday.

ISIS fighters bombed Syrian army headquarters in the vicinity of Jazal oilfield with mortar fire, killing and wounding dozens of soldiers.

“The Islamic State fighters attacked an army base near Jazal oilfield east of Homs. The base was exposed to bombardment with dozens of mortar shells on Monday evening,” local media activist Khalid Abdullah Safar told ARA News.

At least 18 Syrian soldiers were killed and dozens more wounded in the ISIS-led attack.

However, supported by a Russian air cover, the pro-regime forces were able to repel the attack.

“Russian fighter jets targeted ISIS positions in eastern Homs with a number of airstrikes, forcing the group to withdraw,” Safar reported.

Speaking to ARA News, a Syrian army officer said that ISIS militants were trying to take control of the Jazal oilfield “after losing other oil facilities to the Syrian army, such as al-Shaer oilfield in Homs which has been recently liberated by the army forces”.

“The terrorist group is launching such offensives on our army bases from time to time, with a hope to take over strategic areas. But our forces are fully prepared for such attacks. They [ISIS militants] will keep failing until they give up,” the official said.
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Free Syrian Army clears Daesh from two areas
[AA.TR] The Turkish military said on Monday Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) fighters had taken control of two residential areas from ISIS.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the Sandarah and Kardish areas, located in Syria's al-Rai town, were taken as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.

This operation began last month and saw the FSA, backed by Turkish Armed Forces, take the city of Jarabulus from ISIS.

The two areas lie to the west of the town of al-Rai, known as Cobanbey in Turkish.

Monday’s statement added that a total area of 900 square kilometers (347 miles) had been cleansed of terrorists. The statement also said 75 ISIS targets were hit with 289 rounds from Firtina [storm] howitzers by the Turkish army in northern Syria.

The statement added that over 760 ISIS targets had been struck since the start of Operation Euphrates Shield on Aug. 24.

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Free Syrian Army rebels abduct a key Hezbollah official and his wife
[YALIBNAN] Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
rebels in the outskirts of Western al-Qalamoun in Rif Damascus kidnapped a key Hezbollah official and his wife while they were driving through the Lebanese town of Ham, the Saudi Okaz daily reported on Monday.

"Free Syrian Army rebels in the outskirts of Western al-Qalamoun carried out a quality operation and were able to arrest Hezbollah official responsible for the party’s armament named Hassan Murad, nicknamed Abou Abdullah, and his wife Karma Mahdi," unnamed sources told the daily.

"The assailants infiltrated into the Lebanese town of Ham on the Eastern Mountain Range on the border with Syria and were able to arrest Abou Abdullah and his wife while they were driving through the town," it added.

"The rebels retreated back to the outskirts," after the operation.

The sources added on condition of anonymity that the rebels expressed willingness to negotiate the release of the hostages based on a set of conditions that include the withdrawal of Hezbollah militias from several regions in western al-Qalamoun.

Hezbollah first began sending fighters in small numbers to Syria in 2012, to help protect Shiite shrines near the capital, Damascus, and has gradually escalated its involvement, dispatching thousands of fighters to ever more distant places such as Aleppo to shore up the battered forces of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
.

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Hezbollah, Syrian Army destroy jihadist vehicles in west Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah carried out a successful roadside kabooming in the western countryside of Damascus on Monday, killing several members of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
(formerly Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
) in the process.

According to Hezbollah's media relations, the IED (improvised bomb) attack was conducted along the road between Bloudan and Sabna in the eastern Qalamoun Mountains.

Hezbollah's media relations added that all of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham fighters were killed by the roadside kabooming this morning.

This surprise attack in the Qalamoun Mountains on Monday is the third ambush conducted by the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah in a ten day span.

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Syrian forces pound Aleppo as government declares end to cease-fire
[WASHINGTONPOST] Syria’s military declared the end of a nationwide cease-fire Monday, blaming rebel groups for violating the truce and dealing a blow to U.S. and Russian efforts to halt the bloodshed.

Government forces immediately began shelling the rebel-held part of Aleppo, which has been under siege for more than a month. Airstrikes and barrel bombs pummeled the city, and activists said an aid convoy in the nearby countryside was also hit.

"We are hearing the same reports, and we are trying to verify them now," David Swanson, a front man for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said of the accounts.

Earlier Monday, the U.N. had helped deliver assistance with other aid agencies in the area, near Big Orem in Aleppo province, Swanson said.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry also alluded to the alleged strike on the aid trucks.

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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edtion


ISIS traffics in kidnapped kidz

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source informed Iraqi News on Monday that ISIS have begun selling children to the Turkish organ traffickers, indicating that the outfit has resorted to such a move in order to finance its needs in Mosul.

Sharing details the source said, ”ISIS have kidnapped dozens of children and sold them to the Turkish organ traffickers to finance their budget in Mosul”.

“More than 30 children in the 9-12 years age group are detained by ISIS and are being readied for being trafficked to Turkey,” further added the source seeking anonymity.

ISIS executes 1 for spying


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A well placed source in Baghdad informed Iraqi News that in yet another incident of extreme brutality, ISIS has filmed the execution of a person, allegedly a spy, who was tied to a pole before being shot dead.

“ISIS released another propaganda video showing a man tied to a pole before he is shot dead with a machine gun. The man is then beheaded by an assailant,” the source informed seeking anonymity.

“In typical ISIS fashion the man is interviewed by soldiers before his death where he refers to himself as a rafidi,” the source added.

It may be mentioned here that a rafidi or rafida, is an Islamic term meaning ‘rejectors’ or ‘those who refuse’ and refers to people who have rejected ‘legitimate’ Islamic authority and leadership.

ISIS detains 54 for fleeing Kirkuk


(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province informed Iraqi News on Monday that ISIS kidnapped 54 people on charges of “leaving the land of the Caliphate” west of the province, noting that the abductees were taken to Hawija.

Sharing details the source said, “54 residents of Hawija, who tried to flee from the city. Hawija is controlled by the organization. A number of ISIS militants ambushed the fugitives in between Riyadh and lines of contact with the Peshmerga forces.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “ISIS militants took the abductees to the center of Hawija and held them there.”

ISIS closes internet cafes, executes 5

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Today, Police Captain Amir Wathiq stated that ISIS has closed all the authorized internet cafes in Mosul, as well as executed five workers in these cafes for collaborating with Iraqi security forces.

Wathiq said, “At dawn today, the ISIS Islamic Police closed all the seven authorized internet cafes in Mosul for sharing information with the security forces.”

“The ISIS members also executed five workers of these cafes for collaborating with the security forces. The bodies were transferred to the forensic medicine department,” Wathiq added.

It is worth to be mentioning here that ISIS announced in July that it will cut all internet networks in Mosul starting August, to prevent any attempt to communicate with the security forces.
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