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Nigeria: Boko Haram Behead Village Chief, Son
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [410 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pining for her lost ball and elastic band?
Posted by: Hupomoque Darling of the Visigoths8751 || 09/21/2016 9:22 Comments || Top||

29 ISIS loyalists killed in separate airstrikes in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 29 loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed separate Arclight airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the faceless myrmidons were killed in Haska Mina, Kot and Achin districts.

The statement further added 11 of the faceless myrmidons were killed during the first Arclight airstrike in Sepai and Wech Kot areas of Kot district.

3 more faceless myrmidons were killed during the second Arclight airstrike in Karkani area of Achin district, the statement said, adding that 15 others were killed Papin area of Haska Mina district.

The local security officials have said the local residents and the Afghan forces did not suffer any casualties during the operations.

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

The Afghan forces launched a major clearance operation against the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group in Nangarhar province around two months ago.

The operations are still being conducted in the districts where ISIS loyalists are conducting insurgency activities.

The US forces based in Afghanistan are also conducting counter-terrorism operations against the loyalists of the terror group in Nangarhar province.

The raids by the US forces in Afghanistan resumed after the B.O. regime granted broader role to the US forces to target the bandidos murderous Moslems operating with the terrorist networks, including the ISIS terrorist group.

Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Gen. Dostum’s convoy of guards ambushed by Taliban
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The convoy of Security guards of the first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum
...ethnic Uzbek warlord who distinguished himself fighting the Soviets and the Taliban. The story that he had a bad guy run over with a tank is an exaggeration. It was an armored personnel carrier...
was ambushed by the Talibs in north of the country.

According to local officials in Jawzjan province, the incident took place in the vicinity of Khwajah Dokoh district.

Provincial police chief Gen. Khwajah Rahmatullah Turkistani said a brief clash took place between the two sides but no casualties were incurred to the security forces and guards of Dostum.

He said there are no reports regarding the casualties of the Death Eaters during the clash.

According to Gen. Turkistani, no dead body of the Death Eaters was left in the area and only some blood stains could be seen in the scene of the clash.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including the Talibs have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Jawzjan is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where the anti-government armed Death Eater groups are actively operating in a number of its districts.

Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I get confused when it comes to stories where I'm supposed to pick sides between Muslims battling each other. Its rather laughable to pretend that either one can be the "good" side, although I'll concede that sometimes its better when one *bad* side beats the other *bad* side.
Posted by: Crusader || 09/21/2016 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Read up on 'Rashid Dostum'.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/21/2016 8:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Dostum is a "good guy" as far as that goes in that area of the world. We like em. Bring moar shipping containers
Posted by: Frank G || 09/21/2016 8:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Without Dostum's help, our SF elements might not have captured Taliban Johnny.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/21/2016 8:58 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 Without Dostum's help, our SF elements might not have captured Taliban Johnny. Posted by: Besoeker Yes sir. And without Obama's help, Fazl would still be in GTMO awaiting the war crimes trials for killing thousands to include Johnny Michael Spann. In effect Dostum good - Obama bad.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/21/2016 11:19 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Ageela Saleh’s military adviser reported killed in helicopter crash near Tobruk
[Libya Herald] A military helicopter crashed early this morning some 90 kilometres west of Tobruk, reportedly killing Brigadier General Idris Younis, the military adviser to President of the House of Representatives Ageela Saleh. Four other people travelling with him, three senior officers and his son Ahmed Idris, are also said to have been killed as were the three crew.

The helicopter was travelling from Tobruk to Ras Lanuf.

There is no suggestion at present that the helicopter was shot down. According to Colonel Ahmed Mismari, the front man for the Libyan National Army, the incident was the result of a technical failure.
Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Unidentified warplane hits civilian people in Sokna town
[Libya Observer] At least seven people were killed and four others maimed on Tuesday in an Arclight airstrike conducted by an unidentified warplane on Ninah Park in Sokna town, around 600 km southeast of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Sources said local and non-resident families were enjoying sulphurous waters inside the park when the Arclight airstrike took place.

Women and children were among the victims, the sources added.

Misrata Airbase denied social media rumours that the warplane had taken off from Misrata.

"There were no air missions in that region today, there were only reconnaissance flights in the coastline," the front man for the emergency air operations Mohammed Gango confirmed.

The UN-proposed Presidency Council held an urgent meeting in Tripoli to discuss the incident. It also tasked the defence ministry to set up an immediate investigation into the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Local fighting closes road near Tripoli
A month after it was reopened, the coast road heading west from Tripoli has again been closed, this time by forces from Janzur and Zawia.

The main brigade in the Tripoli suburb of Janzur, the Fursan Janzur, closed it yesterday at Bridge 17, to the west of the district while Zawia’s Kilani Brigade closed it near the container checkpoint outside the town. Both did so in protest at a series of robberies and abductions at the Camp 27 checkpoint which they blame of Wirshefana militiamen.

The Camp 27 checkpoint is manned by Wirshefana forces.

Yesterday saw the latest abduction at Checkpoint 27.

Last month, in what was hailed as a triumph for local reconciliation efforts, the Wirshefana, Zawia and Janzur ageee to reopen the cars road.

Posted by: badanov || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria: Boko Haram Behead Village Chief, Son
[All Africa] Members of the Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, in the early hours of Monday, crept upon sleeping villagers of Talari where they slit the throats of the village head and his son, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

The attackers also rubbed out two other villagers as they were trying to escape.

An official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno state, Abbas Gava, confirmed the incident to journalists on phone.

"The gunnies invaded the village in the early hours of Monday and they stormed the home of the village head, Ba' Lawan, where they slaughtered him and his son", he said.

"After killing the village head and his son, they burnt his home down and as the villagers began to run for their lives, the gunnies opened fire on them killing two persons, while many of them escaped with injuries".

Mr. Gava said Talari, an agrarian community in Damboa Local government, is located between Kilakia Village and Chibok.

Boko Haram Death Eaters have recently increased hostilities against villagers in remote communities especially around Damboa and Chibok local government areas of Borno State, which share boundaries with Sambisa forest.

Many of such attacks are unreported due to the remote and isolated nature of the communities, which are usually not protected by security operatives.

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The terror group recently released a video in which they boasted about their large numbers and threatened to carry out more attacks on Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari.

Though the Nigeria military described the video as adulterated, the group has since then carried out fresh attacks in Borno State.

Nigeria's information Minister, Lai Mohmammed, recently announced that the Federal Government was willing to do a prisoner swap with the sect to free the kidnapped Chibok girls. He explained how a previously planned swap went wrong based on more demands by the Boko Haram.

Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [424 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Soddys intercept missile in south Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s defense had intercepted a ballistic missile heading to Khamis Mishait city on Monday.

During overnight raids, coalition forces struck Houthi militias military sites and gathering locations in in Taiz.

Al Arabiya sources confirmed that during other strikes, Houthi militia leader Abu Mohammed al-Osjah was killed in az-Zahir district along with four of his companions. Originally from the Saada province, he was wanted for crimes commited in the Zahir district.

In recent days, the focus of coalition airforce bombardments took place in the capital Sanaa and Houthi-stronghold Saada while fierce clashes broke out between militias and the Yemeni army in Taiz.
Posted by: badanov || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Nice truck attack: French police arrest eight more suspects
[Guardian] French authorities have made eight new arrests in connection with the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.

The suspects detained on Monday were French and Tunisian, the office said, and had links to the attacker, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who ploughed a 19-tonne truck down the Promenade des Anglais and into a crowd that had gathered for a 14 July firework display.

All eight men were arrested in the south-eastern Alpes-Maritimes region, which includes Nice.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/21/2016 02:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Eight more lone wolves!
Posted by: gorb || 09/21/2016 4:44 Comments || Top||

#2  There must be a lone wolf puppy mill in the area.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 09/21/2016 10:00 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm not so sure this is not "Detain the usual suspects". I mean, what kinda of conspiracy you need to run people over with a truck?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/21/2016 14:12 Comments || Top||

France arrests 8 over July truck attack that killed 86 in Nice
[IsraelTimes] Tunisian and French suspects all linked to Mohammed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who plowed vehicle through crowds on Bastille Day

French authorities said Tuesday that there have been eight new arrests in connection with the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead -- 10 of them children and teenagers -- and 434 injured.

All eight suspects were nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in the Alpes-Maritimes region in the southeastern corner of La Belle France that includes Nice.

The Gay Paree prosecutor’s office said the suspects detained Monday were French and Tunisian and had links to the attacker, Mohammed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who plowed a 19-ton truck down Nice’s Promenade des Anglais and into a crowd assembled for a July 14 fireworks display.

The 31-year-old father of three was rubbed out by police after a firefight. French authorities said the terrorist became radicalized "very quickly," with some of his family and friends saying that he had smoked, drank and never gone to the mosque.

While he had a record of being a petty criminal, Lahouaiej-Bouhlel had not appeared on the radar of intelligence services for links to radical Islam.

At least five people already face preliminary terrorism charges in the attack, and are accused of helping Lahouaiej-Bouhlel obtain a pistol and providing other support. It was not immediately clear what role is suspected for the men arrested this week.
An Nahar adds:
"They are all men, of French and Tunisian nationality," an investigation source said.

The men were placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in Nice and in the neighboring towns of Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Six people have already been charged over the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Two terrorists held with suicide jackets, grenades
[DAWN] MARDAN: Police claim to have tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
two suspected Death Eaters and recovered two suicide jackets, three hand grenades and other arms from their possession, during a search and strike operation in the district.

Speaking at a presser here on Monday, DSP city Shah Mumtaz Khan told journalists that following a tip-off, the police raided a suspected hideout and apprehended two alleged murderous Moslems. He added that during interrogation, the suspects informed police that they had hidden suicide jackets and hand grenades under earth, which the police later recovered.

The police officer claimed that the suspected Death Eaters planned to carry out sabotage attempts in the district, but the police foiled their designs.

During the operation, DSP Mumtaz said the police also arrested five proclaimed offenders and 57 petty criminals, and recovered 210 stolen bikes, 57 cars, three Kalashnikovs, three rifles, nine pistols, 110 cartridges and 7,860 gram hashish from their possession.
Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Indian army claims to have foiled 'infiltration bid' in Uri sector
[DAWN] The Indian army on Tuesday claimed to have blocked an attempt by suspected militants to infiltrate India-held Kashmir (IHK). An Indian army spokesman made this claim just days after a deadly raid on a military base in the territory.

"A group of 10-12 terrorists attempted to infiltrate the Uri sector. They were intercepted and the infiltration bid was foiled," said Indian Army Spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia, referring to the same area where Sunday's attack took place.

Earlier today, Indian and Pakistani troops allegedly exchanged fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector, Indian army officials claimed.

However, Pakistani military sources denied any exchange of fire taking place across the LoC.

India blamed Sunday's attack in which 18 soldiers died on Pakistan-based militants.

The attack which was the worst of its kind to hit the region in more than a decade increased hostility between the two neighbours as they gear up for a showdown at the United Nations General Assembly over held Kashmir.

Indian army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia, alleged that there had been a "ceasefire violation" near Uri, where Sunday's attack took place, but gave no further details. Uri is near the LoC which divides the disputed territory.

"Small arms exchange of fire is on in the area," a senior police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Occasional violations of a 2003 ceasefire between Pakistan and India are not uncommon. Tuesday's alleged exchange was the first since Sunday's attack.

Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

ISIS Top Dawg has a Very Bad Day near Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior, Iraq, informed Iraqi News on Tuesday that a senior ISIS leader was killed south of Mosul on Saturday.

Quoting a report of Kurdistan National Security Council Anti-Terror agency, the source said, “In one of the coalition airstrikes senior ISIS leader Abu Abdul-Rahman al-Shishani was killed.”

“The senior leader Tamas al-Shishani, also known as Abu Abdul-Rahman al-Shishani and some of his aides were killed on Saturday near al-Shur to the south of Mosul.”

It may be mentioned here that the Kurdistan Region’s security forces, especially its special and anti-terror forces, are main partners with the international coalition in the war against ISIS.
Posted by: badanov || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Salahuddin Kombat Kourier
ISIS leaders Get the Hell out of Dodge

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A local source in Salahuddin province has confirmed the escape of majority of ISIS leaders and their families to Hawija after military operation to liberate Sharqat was launched.

Sharing details the source said, “ISIS leaders have fled Sharqat after shifting their families to Hawija as the military operations to liberate Sharqat began. They escaped using Tigris River”.

“The remaining ISIS members are local residents and members of the ‘Caliphate Cubs’, who were thrown to the battlefields by the outfit and many of them are fleeing from their positions,” further added the source seeking anonymity.

Iraqi forces storm Albu Eitha

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A source in Salahuddin Operations Command revealed on Tuesday that the joint security forces have stormed into Albu Eitha area in northern Sharqat, north of Tikrit, and further added that the security forces started to advance from the southern axis of the district.

Sharing further details with Iraqi News, the source informed, “This morning, the joint security forces stormed into Albu Eitha area,” adding, “The battles are going on in the northern direction and the forces are advancing based on the plan.”

“The joint security forces started to advance from the southern axis of Sharqat district,” the source said.

Earlier today, the joint security forces started the liberation operation of Sharqat district from ISIS control, after two years of the group’s control over the district, while Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching the liberation operations of Sharqat, Heet Island and Ramadi Island.

Iraqi forces capture 4 villages

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A security source in Salahuddin province informed on Tuesday, that the security forces have freed four villages during the liberation operations of Sharqat district.

Sharing details the source said, “The joint security forces today liberated Jadaan, al-Aitha, al-Misihli and Suwaidan villages in Sharqat, 45 km north of Salah al-Din. The operation was launched from three directions and it was backed by the international coalition aviation and Iraqi Air Force.”

The source seeking anonymity further said, “Air Force bombed multiple ISIS targets and the entire operation is progressing as per plan.”
Posted by: badanov || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antics: 22 die

Iraqi warbirds destroy 4 ISIS HQs on Baghdadi Island

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Command of al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Anbar announced on Tuesday, that the security forces have advanced 10 kilometers in Baghdadi Island, and emphasized that four ISIS headquarters were destroyed in the island.

Sheikh Qatary al-Samarmad, one of Baghdadi’s tribal leaders, said, “The joint security forces and tribal fighters this morning advanced 10 kilometers inside Baghdadi Island, and destroyed four ISIS headquarters and killed the ISIS members who were inside these headquarters.”

Samarmad added, “The different military troops are advancing from various areas in Baghdadi and Wadi Sakran towards al-Sabkha, Khalidiya and Amiriyah.”

“The joint forces will soon reach Heet Island and raise the Iraqi flag over its buildings,” he said.

Noteworthy, Iraqi security forces managed to liberate the majority of Anbar cities including Ramadi, Fallujah, Rutba and Heet.

Iraqi forces capture Wadi al-Sakran; 22 ISIS Bad Guys die

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Today, al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command announced that Wadi al-Sakran (west of Ramadi) was liberated and said that 22 ISIS members were killed in the battles.

The Intelligence Director of al-Somoud brigade in Haditha Nazim al-Jaghifi said, “The combat troops liberated Wadi al-Sakran in Barwana vicinity, west of Ramadi, after fierce battles, and also killed 22 ISIS members.”

“The security forces also detonated 30 IEDs, mines and four rockets launchers, apart from destroying seven vehicles used by ISIS and a mortar detachment,” Jaghifi added.

It may be mentioned here that security forces liberated majority of Anbar cities including Ramadi, Fallujah, Rutba and Heet.
Posted by: badanov || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 1 dead

Bomb destroys internet cafe in Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A well placed source in the Ministry of Interior, Iraq, informed Iraqi News on Tuesday that a roadside coffee shop in Baghdad was severely damaged when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near it during mid-afternoon.

“The explosion damaged the shop severely, even though initial reports suggests that there was no human loss in the explosion,” the source informed seeking anonymity.

Security forces rushed to the explosion area and took stock of the situation there. They furthered blocked the area for anyone’s approach.

“A manhunt to nab the perpetrators of the blast has been launched, however, no one has been arrested so far,” the source further said.

1 dead in car bomb attack in Baya

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A security source in Baghdad informed Iraqi News that a bomb blast to the southwest of Baghdad killed one person and injured five others.

“Today afternoon, a bomb exploded near a popular market at Baya, situated to the south-west of Baghdad. One person was killed and five others were severely injured,” informed the source seeking anonymity.

“Ambulances rushed to the blast area and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital and the body of the deceased to the forensic department,” the source added.
Posted by: badanov || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under:

WATCH: Israeli Air Force shoots down Hamas drone
[Ynet] After the Israeli Air Force identified a Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, UAV take off and fly over the Gazoo coastline Tuesday morning, an IAF F-16 took out the drone with a missile.

The Israeli Air Force shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to Hamas on Tuesday morning.

The drone was shot down over the coastline in the Gazoo Strip, and the IDF stated that it never penetrated Israeli territory. The military also stated that they had tracked the UAV from the moment that it launched.
See video at the link.
An IAF plane shot it down. The IDF commented, "We will not allow a violation of airspace, and we will with determination against any such attempt."

The IAF aircraft, which was an F-16, shot down the drone around 10am. It used a missile to take the Hamas UAV out.
I imagine it's good target practice for the lads.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  "Pull!"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/21/2016 8:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Time for bids on drone-killer drone to IAI & Rafael?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/21/2016 14:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Note the weapon of choice :)
Posted by: Shipman || 09/21/2016 14:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Why a missle? I thought a few rounds of .50 or 20mm would be cheaper.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/21/2016 14:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Wonder if something like an F-16 could buzz it and hit the afterburners, knock it down with wake turbulence?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/21/2016 15:48 Comments || Top||

#6  The RAF used to upset and crash V-1s kind of like that.

The drones are free targets. The IAF should use whatever the pilot needs to qualify on to down them.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 09/21/2016 17:15 Comments || Top||

#7  They would fly alongside a V1, get a wingtip under its wing, and flip it over, IIRC.
Posted by: Grunter || 09/21/2016 21:53 Comments || Top||

2 soldiers lightly hurt by firebomb during West Bank raid
[IsraelTimes] Troops conduct arrest operation and sweeps in Paleostinian areas, as renewed violence continues into its fifth day

Two IDF soldiers were lightly injured by a Molotov cocktail thrown at them during an arrest raid in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The soldiers had entered the refugee camp in the early hours of Tuesday morning to arrest three men suspected of taking part in violent demonstrations and rock throwing. It was among a series of raids conducted throughout the West Bank, by the end of which some 27 Paleostinians were taken into custody, the army said.

During the Deheishe incident, local residents threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers, injuring two of them, according to an IDF statement. The Israeli force drove back the rock and Molotov cocktail throwers with "riot dispersal means," the army said.

The maimed soldiers were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment. One sustained second-degree burns from the Molotov cocktail, while the second suffered from smoke inhalation, a spokesperson for the hospital said.

Switzerland makes more than cheese...
the soldier who was scorched by the Molotov cocktail "has been hospitalized for further treatment," she added.

In the Abu Sneina neighborhood of Hebron, where a Paleostinian man allegedly tried to stab an IDF soldier on Monday night, the army conducted "sweeps of the area," during which they found "a drill press for the manufacturing of weapons, commando knives, bullets and other military equipment," according to a statement.

Additional illicit military equipment, including a hunting rifle, was seized in Bani Za’id, outside of Ariel, and in Attil, northeast of Tulkarem, the army said.

In addition to the three arrests in Deheishe, IDF troops picked up two alleged members of the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terrorist organization in the Jenin area, along with 22 people suspected of rock throwing and rioting from villages and cities around the West Bank, the army said.

The suspects have all been processed for further interrogation, the IDF said.

Since Friday, Jerusalem and the West Bank have seen daily attacks by Paleostinians, with all but one directed against Israeli security forces.

The most recent attack, on Tuesday morning, saw a Paleostinian teenager shot and killed while attempting to stab an IDF soldier near Bani Na’im, outside of Hebron, the army said. The Paleostinian health ministry identified him as Issa Salem Tarayrah, 16.
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60 Daesh targets destroyed in northern Syria
[AA.TR] Sixty detected ISIS targets in northern Syria have been destroyed with 171 rounds of Firtina [storm] howitzer fire, the Turkish military said Tuesday.

As part of operation Euphrates Shield, coalition forces carried out three air strikes against detected ISIS members in the Bahvurtah region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

The Army said four ISIS members were "neutralized" and two building and two mortars were destroyed.

Operation Euphrates Shield began last month and saw the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
, backed by Turkish Armed Forces, take the city of Jarabulus from ISIS.

A total area of 900 square kilometers (347 miles) has been cleansed of snuffies in northern Syria, according to the Turkish Army.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has said Operation Euphrates Shield is aimed at bolstering border security, supporting coalition forces and eliminating the threat posed by terror organizations, especially ISIS.

The operation is in line with the country’s right to self-defense borne out of international treaties and a mandate given to Turkey’s armed forces by parliament in 2014, which was extended for another year in September 2015.

Posted by: Fred || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

US resident gets 10-year Iran prison sentence
"Another hostage for the next trade with the infidel Americans, Effendi."
"Good, just stack him with the others, Ramin. Soon there will be enough for another 'nuclear power plant'."
[IsraelTimes] A US permanent resident detained for a year in Iran over spying allegations has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $4.2 million fine, his supporters say. The punishment is the latest move in a crackdown on those with foreign ties following last year’s nuclear deal.

The sentence for Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen who advocates for internet freedom and whose nonprofit group did work for the US government, comes as Iranian officials attend the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York.

A statement early Tuesday from Jason Poblete, a US lawyer representing Zakka, said a Revolutionary Court in Tehran handed down the sentence in a 60-page verdict that Zakka’s supporters have yet to see.

Amnesty International has said Zakka had only two court hearings before the ruling and received only limited legal assistance. The closed-door tribunal handles cases involving alleged attempts to overthrow the government.

“There’s no regard for any international order, any international agreement or any international state of relations that they care about,” says David Ramadan, a former Virginia state legislator who co-founded a group called Friends of Nizar Zakka.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  An old Moslem Custom. Dates back for absolute centuries.

The young United States had to contend with such Moslem Values and extortion right after the American Revolution, if I remember correctly. That is why Stephen Decatur is so famous and other individuals and events. But today we have Barack Hussein and all that. Bend over America is the new tune.
Posted by: Alistaire Sholulet7569 || 09/21/2016 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2  The young U.S. paid, partly because it didn't have the military to 'pay otherwise.' Many believed it was cheaper to pay tribute than having to build a military; the idea of a standing military was an anathema to many.

As an aside, Decatur's exploits came after a moumental screw-up that caused the loss of the USS Philadelphia.

But that's all History. So much easier to blather rote.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/21/2016 8:20 Comments || Top||

#3  So a Spook recruited Leb gets jugged.
Wouldn't some say he knew of the potential consequences?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/21/2016 13:13 Comments || Top||

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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Iranian Editions

ISIS beats 3 yutes for playing soccer

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province informed Iraqi News on Tuesday that the ISIS members flogged three young men in central Mosul on charges of playing football.

Sharing details the source said, “ISIS men arrested three young men for playing football, one player wearing a Messi shirt in Martyrs’ Park in downtown Mosul.”

“ISIS militants have lashed every young man with 30 lashes in a public square in front of a crowd of people in central Mosul, as they are playing a game, which is prohibited in Islam,” adding, “ISIS tore the T-shirt which carried Messi ‘s name.”

ISIS executes woman for having sex

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A well placed source on Tuesday informed Iraqi News that ISIS members stoned a woman to death to the east of Mosul for fornication.

Quoting Iraqi media outlets, the source seeking anonymity said, “ISIS members stoned a woman to death in al-Jazaeir, east of Mosul, for fornication,” adding that, “The woman’s body was transferred to the forensic medicine department in Mosul.”

In Islam, it is known that to execute the punishment of fornication limit, terms must be applied, and the lack of a single term thwarts the punishment. However, ISIS is not following the right terms to execute this punishment.

It is may be mentioned that ISIS had previously stoned a number of people in different occasions in the city of Raqqa, its most prominent stronghold in Syria.

ISIS radio station goes dark amid fighting in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province informed Iraqi News on Tuesday that ISIS radio broadcast went off air in Mosul amid heavy gunfire heard in some areas of the city.

Sharing details the source said, “ISIS radio went off air in Mosul suddenly, as heavy gunshots were heard in some areas without knowing the reasons”.

“There is a clear state of confusion among ISIS militants deployed in the main streets, prompting many citizens to stay in their houses fearing future developments,” further added the source seeking anonymity.

It is noteworthy to mention that the director of ISIS radio in Mosul, Abu Iman al-Iraqi fled on Monday with his family to an unknown destination. While the outfit pasted his picture on the streets demanding the residents to report about his whereabouts.

ISIS executes 6 yutes in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in Mosul informed Iraqi News on Tuesday, that ISIS executed six Nineveh boys by ‘welding’ in central Mosul.

Sharing details the source said, “The terrorist outfit executed six youths in Mosul. ISIS said that the youths belonged to a resistance faction.”

“The youths were first handcuffed and then a welding machine and a welding rod was used to kill them. The execution took place in Mosul in front of a large gathering. ”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “This came in order to create a state of fear and panic among the people.”

Kidz being used to murder prisoners in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – ISIS released a new video titled “But If You Return, We Will Return 3,” that showed ISIS militants shooting and beheading captured spies in Wilayat Nineveh, and also involved a lengthy narrative about air strikes.

The 15-minute video that have been recorded recently in Mosul, begins where children are shown watching men in orange jumpsuits locked in steel cages, then the men were beheaded by ISIS militants.

At the end of the video, an ISIS executioner aids a young, blond boy, not older than 10, in executing a suspected spy with a handgun. The boy is suggested to be of European descent.

The blond-haired boy was dressed in combat fatigues, and was handed a large handgun and encouraged to fire it into the back of the head of a prisoner of war, who claimed to be a spy captured in ‘Wilayat Nineveh’.

ISIS executes 12 for desertion in Raqqa

[ARA News] RAQQA – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) executed 12 of its own jihadi fighters on charges of fleeing the battlefront in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa province, activists reported on Tuesday.

Raqqa is considered the main bastion for ISIS, and the group has been trying to fortify its headquarters there in face of military operations by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US-led coalition.

“The Islamic State’s military leadership has publicly beheaded 12 of its own militants for evacuating their posts at the battlefront in eastern Syria without permission,” media activist Abu Ibrahim al-Raqawi told ARA News in Raqqa.

“The militants were executed on Tuesday evening in front of hundreds of people in central Raqqa,” the source reported.

The ISIS-led Sharia Court also supported the execution, describing the militants as “traitors” who refused to “serve the Caliphate”.

The extremist group has earlier executed dozens of its own militants on charges of ‘high treason’ for escaping the battlefield in Syria and Iraq.

3 kidz die in land mine attack in Manbij
2 video reports at the link
[ARA News] MANBIJ – At least three children lost their lives and several others were seriously injured on Tuesday after a landmine planted by ISIS militants exploded in the recently liberated Syrian border city of Manbij.

“A landmine, that had been planted by ISIS terrorists in the Seif Al-Dawla primary school in Manbij, exploded on Tuesday, causing casualties among the children,” Musa Hamdan, a teacher at the targeted school, told ARA News.

“The explosion killed three children, identified as Imad al-Haddouh, Mustafa Ali al-Huran and Othman Nassan,” local media activist Hassan Ibrahim told ARA News. “Also, 14 others were injured and subsequently transferred to the Manbij Hospital for treatment. Some of them are in critical condition.”

The school was evacuated subsequent to the incident. “The school will remain closed until we make sure that it’s completely cleared of ISIS explosives, in order to maintain the safety of the students and the staff,” Hamdan said.

The city of Manbij was liberated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in mid-August, after over two years of ISIS occupation.

Unexploded devices pose a daily threat to civilians in the cities and towns liberated for ISIS.

Similar cases were reported in Kobane and Hasakah, where dozens of civilians died in explosion of landmines planted by ISIS extremists before losing those areas to the Kurdish YPG forces and allied SDF troops.

Speaking to ARA News, Abdulrahman Hemo, head of the reconstruction board of Kobane, said that the explosives continue to threaten civilian lives. “Until now, 50 per cent of the civilian death toll in Kobane was caused by explosives in the ground,” he said.

“This explosive pollution will make it impossible for people to reconstruct their lives, and blocks access to several areas. It also prevents humanitarian organizations from operating safely and providing the necessary support to this vulnerable population,” said Frédéric Maio, Handicap International’s Mine Action Program Development Manager in a public statement.

“ISIS militants are experts in the use of mines,” German fighter of YPG Heval Cihan told ARA News, suggesting that ISIS is using traps and decoys, which had killed one of the YPG’s mine experts in Ayn al-Issa town.

“After the liberation of Kobane, most martyrs were not killed by attacks, but by mines,” he said.

ISIS leader deserts in Mosul
Avoided the meet and greet with 12 of his comrades in Raqqa, it would appear
[ARA News] DUHOK – Abu Iman al-Iraqi, a top jihadi leader and spokesman of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate, has reportedly deserted the group’s ranks on Tuesday.

“Al-Iraqi has escaped with is family. His office and house in Mosul city of Nineveh Governorate were found empty on Tuesday, when the ISIS-led Hisba Police was searching for him after receiving information about his intention to leave,” media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News in Mosul.

The ISIS leadership issued a statement, accusing al-Iraqi of treason and demanding its militants to look for him.

Abu Iman al-Iraqi was the second official spokesman for the Islamic State after Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, who was killed in an airstrike in Aleppo three weeks ago.

Last week, another ISIS official deserted the group’s ranks in northern Iraq. Mahmoud Muhammad Sulaiman, the chief of al-Hisba Police in Mosul and a close friend to the ISIS supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has reportedly escaped Mosul and the group was unable to pursue him.

The ISIS radical group has taken over Mosul city and other parts of Iraq in June of 2014. In late 2015, the group’s power started to decrease under heavy airstrikes by the US-led coalition and ground operations by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army. Later on, a number of top jihadi leaders in the group’s ranks were killed, while others defected amid an internal conflict within ISIS over power and money distribution.
Posted by: badanov || 09/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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