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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mind if I powder your . . . nose?
Posted by: gorb || 09/27/2016 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Winsome lass. I do hope it was not her severed head found in Chicago. That sounds like cartel work.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/27/2016 6:11 Comments || Top||

--Tech & Moderator Notes
Trump vs. Clinton: the debate
Stephen Green is drunkblogging the debate. Go there, or comment here. Enjoy!
Rolled over for continued discussion.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2016 21:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [996 views] Top|| File under:

#1  HRC, so far, has DJT by the fuzzy ones.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 09/26/2016 21:44 Comments || Top||

Posted by: badanov || 09/26/2016 21:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Hillary is a smooth wonktalker. It's in her AI. Trump was talking law and order. I think most people want that
Posted by: Frank G || 09/26/2016 21:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Sorry - I tied up in a more productive use of my time: I'm watching oil paint dry.
Posted by: Barbara || 09/26/2016 21:56 Comments || Top||

#5  It feels like a tie so far, to me, but I am not really good at this kind of thing. I think some if the things Mr. Trump is saying are new to the other side of the aisle. Some of the things she said thus far increased my inclination to crawl over broken glass to vote.

ICE endorsed him? Wow. Military I would expect.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2016 22:10 Comments || Top||

#6  As much as I would prefer Mr. Trump to Ms. Clinton, I believe he is presenting himself as wholly unprepared to, vis-a-vis HRC, assume the Presidency. He looks tired and more than a little wound up, and the nasal thing is reminiscent of Al Gore. She appears calm, self-assured and condescendingly Presidential; we're used to it, though.

She's not, but appears preferable.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 09/26/2016 22:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Yet Drudge shows a "uuuuge" margin in favor of DJT by an almost 12:1. Gotta' be sampling error.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 09/26/2016 22:30 Comments || Top||

#8  It's Drudge viewers, so the sample is biased. The question is how biased.

But it will be interesting to see how Mr. Trump climbs the learning curve in the next two debates.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/26/2016 22:38 Comments || Top||

#9  At approximately 8:00 P.M., market futures, after being spanked today, began trading upwards.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 09/26/2016 22:40 Comments || Top||

#10  Well Trump got his wish.

The debate was unmoderated.

But he faced 2 opponents.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/26/2016 23:28 Comments || Top||

#11  Double teamed.
Posted by: badanov || 09/26/2016 23:34 Comments || Top||

#12  The Time Magazine poll has it 55 to 45 favor of Trump.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/26/2016 23:34 Comments || Top||

#13  Clinton seemed to get to talk as much as she wished, but every time Donald tried to respond, Ol' Lester suddenly had to move on to the next point. Good thing Donald has the stones to drive over the top of this obvious favoritism.
Posted by: gorb || 09/27/2016 0:27 Comments || Top||

#14  But for obvious reasons, little will be said about Lester's quite apparent bias.

Reminds of the teevee home security alarm commercials. An altering of inconvenient facts has become common practice.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2016 5:17 Comments || Top||

#15  The question we have to ask ourselves "Do the voters actually give a **** about TV debates nowadays?"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2016 6:30 Comments || Top||

#16  We could do without moderators in these so-called debates. They serve no useful purpose that I can see. Put questions in a hat and then draw them out of a hat and then let it rip. No gloves, bare knuckles anything goes, nothing is off-limits (figuratively speaking). Let it go on until someone cries uncle or collapses at the podium.

Last night seemed like a tie to me too.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/27/2016 7:32 Comments || Top||

#17  I'll add a couple of other impressions of HRC debate.

1. “You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be President.” (That was creepy.)
2. “Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the entire country suffers from implicit bias” (projection and also creepy).
3. The laughter and smile on Hillary’s face seemed inappropriate for what was going on in the debate (sometimes it indicates a psychological disorder or organic disease such as brain camcer).
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/27/2016 8:05 Comments || Top||

#18  I felt he was unprepared and missed golden opportunities to bring up Clinton's corruption. He was trying to be polite. I hope he does better next debate.
Posted by: jvalentour || 09/27/2016 8:23 Comments || Top||

#19  I feel sick to my stomach after watching that debate.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/27/2016 9:58 Comments || Top||

#20  She did what I figured she would do. Get under his skin, drag him down to her level of crass idiocy and them beat him with experience from there.

Not keen on the Donald, but he did manage to shut Lester down mostly. He actually held his own against the shrew for the first 30-40 minutes. After that her smug smarmy manner, got to him I believe.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/27/2016 10:25 Comments || Top||

#21  She didn't cough for four minutes or pass out on stage, so she barely won, with help from Captain Forehead.
Posted by: Raj || 09/27/2016 11:34 Comments || Top||

#22  She looked healthy. It'll be interesting to see if she's over her bad health or if they were able to do something like a blood transfusion to get her through the event.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/27/2016 13:04 Comments || Top||

#23  I counted it a wash. Which considering a 6:1 or greater interruption of Trump to Hillary, not-neutral questions/topics, and the quick to point out illegal stop-and-frisk to not pointing out illegal destruction of evidence and unsecure classified information handling, is alright.

That is, I do not think either candidate lost last night.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/27/2016 13:18 Comments || Top||

#24  Also, looked like both candidates wanted to play extra innings.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/27/2016 13:20 Comments || Top||

#25  I think one thing should be kept in mind. By now, any one of the other 16 Republican candidates would be reduced to quivering jelly.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2016 13:20 Comments || Top||

#26  Indeed.
Leaving the pitch tied 1-1 when the hotel's alarms rang all night and the other team starts 12 is not a loss.

Other trick was a constant side/side shot to give the impression of equal physical stature. Didn't think it all through; the red picked up the mic shadow - local commented it looked like a drool spot.

Trump sounded like he had a cold to boot. Looks like that is being sold as a drug habit, which in and of itself creates a paradox - OK for current president, not OK for Trump, but OK for Clinton. Garbage thinking is apparently an industry.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/27/2016 13:35 Comments || Top||

#27  I call it a draw. Hillary didn't die or spit up a hairball. Trump didn't look insane.

Trump could have gone at her hard, but I don't think that was the plan. Time enough later.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/27/2016 13:54 Comments || Top||

#28  Almost all online polls except CNN gave the debate to Trump. One would think that many of these online poll participants lean heavily to the left such as Time and others like Time and yet the polls came out in favor of Trump by a considerable margin. The ultimate poll will occur Tuesday November 8.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/27/2016 15:29 Comments || Top||

#29  Considering he was debating both HRC and the moderator, not bad.
Posted by: Voldemort Phique6041 || 09/27/2016 15:30 Comments || Top||

#30  Sorry but Trump has only himself to blame. He got so many chances to raise issues that hurt Hillary but let them go to defend his own stuff like taxes etc.

He needed to be prepared to hit her hard with facts about the emails but rather conceded it was "smart" to pay no federal income taxes or take advantage of the housing crash. When the topic cyber security came up he got a second chance to talk about Hillary's irresponsible sloppiness wit classified info. Didn't happen.

He even got the golden opportunity to talk about Benghazi when Hillary - unwisely - brought up her 11 hours of testifying. He didn't.

He rambled about her "bad experience". What he should have done is to hammer her on granting favors to donators. Another opportunity missed.

He showed up with a knife to a gunfight.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/27/2016 15:42 Comments || Top||

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2016 16:03 Comments || Top||

#32  I guess in retrospect, Trump should not have said, "Monica Lewenski knows more about trickle down economics than you, Mrs. Clinton."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/27/2016 16:42 Comments || Top||

#33  Lester Holt as the new Candy Crowley.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/27/2016 22:04 Comments || Top||

Deadly attack foiled in Kabul, suicide bomber shot dead, car bomb seized
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly suicide kaboom plot was thwarted in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
city earlier today after the Afghan cops rubbed out a would-be jacket wallah in the outskirts of the city.

According to the security sources, the bomber was rubbed out in Hussain Khel village of Bagrami district as he was looking to ram a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) into an unknown target.

The sources further added that the would-be suicide bomber was identified by the security forces as he was pursuing his target.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including the Taliban bully boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group announced its spring offensive in mid-April this year.

The group has managed to carry out several deadly attacks in capital Kabul and other key provinces and parts of the country during the past recent months.

The last deadly attack by the Lions of Islam was carried out earlier this month after a suicide bomber carried out a coordinated attack near the Ministry of Defense compound that left at least 41 dead and around 100 others maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Over 100 prisoners released from Taliban prisons by Afghan forces
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Over 100 inmates were released from the Taliban-run prisons during the operations conducted by the special forces of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were conducted in Nahr-e-Saraj, Marjah, and Nawzad districts.

The statement further added at least 101 prisoners were kept in the cells by the Taliban snuffies who were released during the operations by the Afghan forces.

No further details were given regarding the operations and it is yet not clear if the prisoners were ordinary civilians or members of the security institutions or government staff.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said furter details regarding the identities of the freed inmates will be disclosed later.

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

This is not the first time the Afghan forces have released inmates from the Taliban-run prisons but scores of prisoners have released during the operations in the past, specifically in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...

At least 68 prisoners were released from the Taliban-run prisons during the separate raids conducted in the month of May and June in Helmand.

Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Kabul Garrison bans Enlightenment Movement from further demonstrations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
Garrison has prohibited the Enlightenment Movement to organize further demonstrations in Kabul following a deadly attack that left at least 85 people dead.

General Gul Nabi Ahmadzai, the commander of Kabul Garrison, told news hounds in Kabul today that the decision to ban the movement from organizing further demonstrations was taken in line with the security challenges of the capital.

He was reading a statement of the Garrison which was apparently approved by the National Security Council of Afghanistan.

According to the statement, the government will be obliged to take legal actions against the organizers of the movement if such demonstrations are organized that leads to gatherings in the capital and results to losses.

The statement by Kabul Garrison was released amid pleas issued by the government and the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan urging the movement to participate in negotiations with the government.

In the meantime, the Enlightenment Movement earlier announced it plans to organize another major demonstration in capital kabul in coming days.

The Enlightenment Movement was formed following the announcement of change a major power project route from Bamyan province to Salang pass.

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 loyalists in Afghanistan grabbed credit behind the last attack on demonstrations protesters in Kabul that left at least 85 dead and over 400 others maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

5 injured as Taliban hits NATO vehicle: Pentagon
[AA.TR] The Taliban blasted a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
vehicle injuring five people, the Pentagon confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Sunday.

"Four Romanian troops and an Afghan linguist, supporting the Resolute Support mission, suffered injuries when their vehicle hit an‎ improvised bomb [IED] near Kandahar district, Kandahar province in the early morning of Sept. 25," according to a Pentagon email.

The email was in response to an Anadolu Agency inquiry about a tweet by Taliban front man Zabihullah Mujahid.

"6 US invaders killed, evaced by 3 choppers after IED shred APC [armored personnel carrier] to pieces 1pm today near #Kandahar airbase in Kalamtar area of Dand district," Mujahid claimed earlier in the day, using U.S. military stage for evacuated.

According to the Pentagon, the group was conducting "a normal security patrol" in the vicinity of Kandahar Airfield when their vehicle hit the IED.

"The individuals were all evacuated from the scene of the‎ incident and are at Kandahar Airfield where they are currently being treated," the Pentagon said.

Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Pak Taliban commander Azam Tariq killed in Afghanistan
[GEO.TV] An important Pak Taliban capo Azam Tariq, his son and some other turbans were killed by the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
-backed Afghan special forces in Afghanistan’s Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province on Saturday night.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [476 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab parade bodies of Kenyan policemen in Somalia
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] The two coppers who went missing after the Hamey Police Station attack on Thursday morning were killed and their bodies taken to Somalia.

Their bodies were paraded by al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
bully boyz at their headquarters in Jilib, Somalia. They have been identified as Constable Job Kibet and Constable Kiprotich Ng’eno.

Some 4,484 rounds of ammunition, an MG3 machine gun, two G3 rifles and a VHF radio set were also taken by the bully boyz in the raid at the camp in Garissa County, according to a brief sent to police headquarters in Nairobi by Dadaab police.

On Thursday last week, National Police Service front man George Kinoti said that over 50 bully boyz in two Toyota Land Cruisers launched the attack but officers in the camp managed to repulse them.

"The attackers retreated and later returned in bigger numbers in a lorry and fired three bombs into the camp, destroying some tents thus forcing our officers to withdraw for cover," said Mr Kinoti.

During the attack, Constable Justus Egesa was shot in the head and was later airlifted to Nairobi for treatment.

Constables Robert Kinuthia, Stephen Mutua, and Reuben Kiprono suffered light injuries. They were rescued and taken to Dadaab Hospital for treatment.

Sergeant Godfrey Kailutha and Constable Peter Kambutha escaped without any injuries, according to the police.

After the attack, the bully boyz burnt down four tents and drove away in a police vehicle.

"Following subsequent reinforcement, all officers have been accounted for except two," said Mr Kinoti.

Police also confirmed that the photos doing the rounds on social media were those of the missing police vehicle, a Land Cruiser with the registration number GKA 398Y.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the coppers were caught unawares and that there was no rapid response team to pursue the attackers after the raid.

Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa Subsaharan
8 soldiers, 25 Boko Haram fighters killed in NE Nigeria
[AA.TR] Eight soldiers and 25 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...
fighters were killed in two separate encounters in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state on Sunday as government troops intensified operations to clear the insurgency from the region, according to the military.

In the first incident, army front man Sani Usman said four soldiers, including an officer died, while 16 others were maimed after they ran into mines planted by hard boyz between Miyanti and Dareljamal villages in Borno. Three members of the local vigilante group were also injured in the incident that was preceded by an ambush.

"The ambush was cleared and three Boko Haram bad boyz were potted by the troops. They also recovered a machine gun, one AK-47 rifle and some quantity of ammunition," Usman said in a statement late Sunday.

Separately on Sunday, Usman said four soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on troops’ position in Logomani area of the state.

"Our troops fought gallantly and repelled the attack which lasted for about one hour. At the end of the fierce encounter, the troops counted 22 dead bodies of Boko Haram fighters," the front man said.

He said troops also recovered two AK-47s, one FN, one G3 and some 36 hand grenades.

"Unfortunately, we lost four soldiers and their rifles as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades, while two soldiers were also maimed in action," he added.
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Yemeni forces kill suspected Qaeda chief
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni forces killed a suspected local al-Qaeda chief Monday in a clash at his house in the southern province of Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
, security officials said.

A Yemeni soldier also died and another was maimed after troops stormed the residence of an alleged murderous Moslem identified as Abdullah Hubaibat, on the outskirts of the town of Loder, the officials said.

Two other snuffies suspects were maimed in the fight, while a third was tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
, the sources told AFP.

Government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition entered Abyan’s capital Zinjibar last month and recaptured other towns across the province.

The Arab coalition battling Iran-backed militias in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
has also been providing government troops with air cover throughout their war against al-Qaeda and the ISIS group.

The United States has carried out numerous drone strikes against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) operatives in Yemen.

Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Yemeni Army takes positions between Taiz and Lahij
Aden – Yemen National Army and National Resistance Forces have established their positions in Kirsch fronts between Taiz and Lahij, with air support from Arab Coalition Forces.

Sources at the resistance said that the legitimacy forces were able to control new sites like Qaren al-Elab, Wahid al-Manakif, and al-Sakhabra Mountain following heavy clashes which led to the death and injury of several militants and the arrest of a sniper.

During the past few days, army forces killed a number of insurgents and destroyed many of their military vehicles, while four army soldiers were killed and 15 others injured.

Spokesperson for Kirsch Fronts, Nasr al-Rafdani said that battles are intensifying in areas close to al-Sharijah and mountains overlooking al-Qabitah.

Meanwhile in Abyan, “Security Belt” forces continued its operations in arresting terrorists after the liberation of the governorate in August.

Sources at the Security Belt said that the security raids led to the discovery of a weapons warehouse and explosives factory in Zenjibar. The forces also arrested security and intelligence officials loyal to former President Ali Abdallah Saleh.

National army and resistance forces raided several houses in Abyan on Saturday of several wanted members linked to Ansar al-Sharia, military wing of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

A security official in Zinjibar said that the force stormed houses of several wanted and arrested three of them.

Earlier this month, security forces found a warehouse for explosives and arrested several terrorist cells.
Posted by: badanov || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Yemeni Army Restores Key Point in Al-Jawf Province
The Yemeni army and popular forces seized control of strategic military positions and a mountain from the Saudi-led forces in al-Jawf province, winning back al-Kuna Mountain in the Eastern part of al-Matun region, Al-Alam website reported Monday.

The captured mountain plays is a key point to monitor and control transportation in the Northern part of Yemen.

Last week, the Yemeni army and popular forces continued to push back the pro-Saudi forces from a strategic region and its nearby mountains located between Ma’rib and al-Bayda provinces.

The Yemeni forces took control of Qanieh region and the mountains overlooking it.
Posted by: badanov || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Bangla Bhai’s deputy Khamaru arrested again
[Dhaka Tribune] Executed JMB leader Bangla Bhai's second-in-command Mahtab Khamaru, who was blessed by top BNP leader Tarique Rahman
...the elder son of former President of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman Bir Uttam, and Khaleda Zia, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He is the Senior Vice Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). His nickname is Pino. There are allegations that Pino took a rakeoff from every foreign investment into the country while Mom was in office...
a decade ago, have been placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
again, for the fourth time since 2005

Khamaru was arrested from Hamirkutsa area of Baghmara Upazila around 11:30am Monday allegedly for regrouping the organization. He hails from Talghoria village of Hamirkutsa Union.

He was shown arrested in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act and produced before a district court, Baghmara OC Selim Hossain told the Dhaka Tribune’s Abdullah Al Dulal. "The court has sent him to jail. We will seek his remand later."

Khamaru is accused in several cases filed with Baghmara police for murder, torture, abduction and extortion in the area in 2004.

From March 31 to May 24 that year, Shayakh Abdur Rahman’s JMB and its associate organization Jagrata Moslem Janata Bangladesh (JMJB) ‐ under the leadership of Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai ‐ carried out series of attacks on members of the Awami League and outlawed leftist groups with the blessings of the then BNP-Jamaat government. At least 24 people were killed and several hundreds injured in the attacks conducted in broad daylight.

Acting as a regional commander of the JMB, Khamaru even took part in an armed procession of the outfit in Rajshahi town in 2004.

"Police are investigating one of those cases while the others are under trial," the OC said.

After the two outfits were banned on February 23, 2005, RAB arrested Khamaru on November 27. But he was released soon after then prime minister the loathesome Khaleda Zia
Three-term PM of Bangla, widow of deceased dictator Ziaur Rahman, head of the Bangla Nationalist Party, an apparent magnet for corruption ...
’s son Tarique phoned state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar for his release, according to a US embassy cable released by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

Tarique was acting at the behest of then state minister for land Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu, the cable says. Several other ministers and local politicians supported Bangla Bhai at that time.

JMB leader Khamaru was later arrested twice ‐ on March 9, 2007 and July 23, 2012, but managed to come out of jail on bail. In 2012, he was shown arrested in a case filed for abduction and torture of one Amir Ali of Baghmara in 2004. He went into hiding after getting bail.
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

6 JMB men arrested in West Bengal, Assam
[Dhaka Tribune] Three of the JMB men are Bangladeshis and hold high ranks in the outfit's West Bengal wing, according to Kolkata police.

Six top members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including suspects in the 2014 Burdwan blast case, have been locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata police in the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam.

Of the six, three have been identified as Bangladeshi nationals, The Statesman reported on Monday quoting STF chief and Kolkata Police (Crime) Joint Commissioner Vishal Garg.

The arrestees are: Anwar Hussain Faruk alias Enam alias Kalobhai; Mawlana Yusuf alias Bakkar alias Abu Khetab; Zahidul Sheikh alias Zafar alias Zabirul; Md Rafique alias Md Rubel alias Pichchi; Shahidul Islam alias Surya alias Shamim and Abdul Kalam alias Kalim, reported Anandabazar Patrika.

Of them, Faruk, Rubel and Kalam are from Bangladesh and are top-ranking leaders of the JMB in India, according to the STF.

Anandabazar reported that five among the six detained men were enlisted as suspects in the charge sheet of Burdwan blast case on October 2, 2014.

Moreover, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India put bounty on the arrest of all six, the report said.

During interrogation, the arrestees confessed to planning attacks in south or northeast India, Vishal Garg said at a presser in Lalbazar, Kolkata on Monday.

"The arrestees were not in West Bengal after the Khagragarh blast [in Burdwan]. They fled to southern and northeastern states," he said.

The arrestees used codes to communicate with each other; the STF decoded one of their messages to find them, he said.

The first arrest was Zahidul in Cachar district of Assam on Saturday.

During interrogation, he confessed that he was an activist of JMB and gave information on several other activists, Anandabazar quoted the STF chief as saying.

Following Zahidul’s lead, police nabbed Kalam at New Coochbehar train station the next day. Police claim that Kalam was trying to enter West Bengal via Assam and he was sent from Bangladesh to run the JMB wing in Cachar.

Faruk and Rubel were arrested on Sunday on Bangaon-Bagda Road in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas, near the Bangladesh-India border.

Garg said both were from Jamalpur district in Bangladesh. Faruk is the chief of JMB’s West Bengal unit and Rubel is an expert on improvised bomb (IED) and a coordinator who provided shelter to JMB activists from Bangladesh.

On the same day, Yusuf and Shahidul were arrested at Natun Bazar area in Bashirhat, North 24 Parganas. Shahidul is the chief of JMB wing in Northeast India and the main planner of JMB’s subversive acts in India, according to the STF.

Yusuf had a Rs10 lakh bounty on his head, while Kalam and Rafique had Rs3 lakh and Rs1 lakh bounties, respectively, The Statesman reported.

Police also seized documents of future attacks, forged ID papers, 2kg of white explosive powder, a laptop, several mobile phones, detonators, wire cutters, batteries, letters written in Bangla and both Bangladeshi and Indian currencies from the arrestees.

Rafique had a Bangladeshi trade licence and a book on chemical compounds, the STF chief said.

Police were set to send the arrestees to court, he added.
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Sister of Killed Jihadist Arrested in Belgium
[AnNahar] The sister of a jihadist killed in a terror raid in Belgium last year has been tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
and charged with terrorist activity, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Chaimaa Amghar, 20, was arrested in the Brussels district of Molenbeek on September 21 after police traced social media messages indicating she was attempting to "commit acts of terror-linked crimes in a conflict zone," the source said.

The suspect is the sister of Sofiane Amghar, one of two suspected 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....
members killed in a raid in the eastern city of Verviers in January 2015.

Prosecutors later said the group was was under the orders of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the ringleader of the terror cell that attacked Gay Paree on November 13, 2015.

The two men killed in the Verviers raid, Sofiane Amghar and Khalid Ben Larbi, went to Syria to join IS in April 2014.

They then slipped back into Belgium to the Verviers hideout.

Authorities have said the November Gay Paree and March Brussels attacks were the work of the same cross-border jihadist group with deep roots in the Belgian capital.
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Spain detains 2 with ISIS links
[ARA News] MADRID – The Spanish authorities have detained two Moroccan men accused of supporting the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS), officials said on Monday.

Spain’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that the arrested suspects have been involved in planning a terror attack on European soil.

One of the detainees had planned to join ISIS in Syria.

“He travelled to the Syrian border through Turkey to meet a member of the terrorist organisation,” the ministry said.

The suspect has been trying to join ISIS training camps in Syria, before returning to Europe to participate in a terror attack.

“He was arrested by Turkish police before crossing the border and was returned to Spain once released where he continued efforts to join the militant group,” the Spanish Interior Ministry said.

The other other suspect was accused of helping the first in his attempts to travel to the ISIS-territory in Syria, and training him after he returned to Spain.
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The Grand Turk
At Least 10 Turkish Soldiers Killed in PKK Attacks
[AnNahar] Ten members of the Turkish security forces were killed in two separate attacks in southeastern The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on Monday blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), local media reported.

Two soldiers and two village guards -- locals employed to combat Kurdish Lions of Islam -- were killed and six others maimed in a roadside kaboom in Mardin province, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

The bomb, planted by the PKK, went kaboom! when a vehicle carrying the forces passed by, it said. The authorities have launched an operation to hunt down the "terrorists" who fled, it added.

In a separate incident, six Turkish soldiers were killed in festivities with the PKK on a highway by the town of Uludere near the Iraqi border, the private Dogan news agency reported.

Another soldier was maimed in festivities that erupted at a checkpoint near a prison on the highway, according to Dogan.

The PKK, designated as a terror group by Turkey and its Western allies, has waged a bloody campaign against the Turkish state since it took up arms in 1984 for self-rule in the Kurdish majority southeast.

The Turkish army meanwhile said eight PKK members were "neutralized" on Sunday in ground and air operations in Hakkari province near the Iraqi border, Anadolu reported.

It said 320 PKK Lions of Islam have been killed in Hakkari since the operations began several weeks ago but the figures could not be independently verified.

The PKK in March 2013 declared a unilateral ceasefire but this collapsed in 2015 and violence has raged ever since in a deadly conflict that so far shows no sign of ending.
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Home Front: WoT
Missing Afghan Trainees here in the U.S. Raises Terrorism Fears
[Free Beacon] Several Afghan nationals undergoing military training in the United States disappeared from U.S. military bases this month, according to Pentagon and Homeland Security officials.

"During the month of September, seven Afghan students were considered absent without leave (AWOL) during international military student programs," Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Patrick L. Evans said.

Three of the Afghan military trainees fled from a Pentagon training program two weekends ago during the bombing spree in New York and New Jersey by Afghan-born bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami, raising concerns among security officials that the missing Afghan students may be linked to terrorism or plans for attacks in the United States.

The disappearance of the Afghans comes amid heightened fears of increasing Islamist terror attacks around the country. The attacks have included the New York area bombings and attempted bombings, a knife attack at a Minnesota mall by a Somali jihadist, and other regional shootings.

Two of the missing Afghans had been training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and one was training at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

An Army source said the Afghans who left the weekend of the New York area bombings appeared to be part of a coordinated effort. The three men are being probed for possible connections to Rahami. "Initial assessment is that there is not relation and the timing is coincidental," the source said.
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#1  Well gee, can't we expire their visas?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2016 14:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Gosh, Afghanistan is such a small, heavily urbanized country, it's no wonder they have to be brought to the US for training.
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California man convicted as would-be Islamic State recruit gets 30 years
[REUTERS] A would-be 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....
recruit from Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison for his conviction on charges he sought to join the myrmidon group in Syria and committed bank fraud to pay for a plane ticket there, federal prosecutors said.

Nader Elhuzayel, 25, was found guilty in June by a U.S. District Court jury in Santa Ana, California, of conspiring and attempting to provide material support, namely himself, to a terrorist organization, and 26 counts of bank fraud.

He became the first person tried, convicted and sentenced for such charges in federal court, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said. More than 70 individuals have been charged in the United States with trying to travel abroad to enlist with Islamic State, with most cases resulting in guilty pleas.

A native-born U.S. citizen, Elhuzayel worked various odd jobs after graduating from high school, took a course in medical billing and attended community college for several semesters, according to a pre-sentencing memorandum.

Elhuzayel was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
on May 21, 2015, when he tried to board a Turkish Airlines plane at Los Angeles International Airport for a flight to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, from where he had planned to make his way to the Syrian border, federal prosecutors said.

Found in his carry-on bag was a computer storage drive containing graphic photos of Islamic State beheadings and a "hit list" of U.S. Defense Department employee names and addresses compiled by the murderous Moslem group, according to evidence presented at trial.

Weeks earlier, prosecutors said, Elhuzayel had posted Twitter messages professing support for a 2015 incident in Texas in which two gunnies attacked an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad and were shot to death by police.

Elhuzayel also appeared in a video swearing allegiance to Islamic State leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
and pledging to enlist as a fighter in the myrmidon group, which has seized swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and grabbed credit for numerous attacks on civilians in Europe.

Prosecutors said Elhuzayel and a co-defendant, Muhanad Badawi, repeatedly used social media to express their support for Islamic State, including its execution of gay men. One Twitter message posted by Elhuzayel declared: "The only thing more beautiful than rain is homosexuals being thrown off tall buildings."
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Brother of pro-govt elder killed in Bajaur blast
KHAR: A brother of a pro-government tribal elder was killed in a roadside bomb blast in the Mamond tehsil of Bajaur Agency here on Sunday evening, local administration officials said.

They said that the incident took place in the Tarkhoo area, some 18km northwest of Khar, the headquarters of the tribal agency.

Officials quoted eyewitnesses as saying that Fazal Manan, the younger brother of Malik Taj Khan, a well-known pro-government tribal elder in the region, along with his driver was walking on the road, when an explosive device placed along the road went off.

According to the officials, the bomb was detonated by remote control.

Manan died on the spot while his companion, Alam Gul, received serious injuries in the blast.

Local people immediately rushed to the site of the blast and took the injured to the agency headquarters hospital, Khar, for treatment, however, he was shifted to a major hospital in Peshawar due to his critical condition.

A team of local administration officials and Levies personnel also reached the spot to trace the attackers, but no arrest was made till filing of this report.

However, locals said several people had been taken into custody under the collective territorial responsibility clause of the Frontier Crimes Regulations. Local people and family members told Dawn that Fazal Manan, 47, had no enmity with anyone and was popular in the village because of his social and sports activities.

Published in Dawn September 26th, 2016
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Nine injured in IED blast targeting police van in Charsadda
PESHAWAR: At least nine people including four policemen were injured in an improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast targeting a police van in Charsadda on Monday, police said.

The banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists.

The police van was on a routine patrol in Sro area of Charsadda's Shabqadar tehsil when the bomb went off along the roadside, injuring four police officials and five passers-by.

Police and rescue officials arrived at the scene and shifted the injured to tehsil headquarters hospital.

According to hospital administration, three of the injured who were in critical condition were shifted to Peshawar.

Shabqadar tehsil is close to Mohmand tribal region, which is one of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions in the northwest, where Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked militants were said to have carved out strongholds.

At least 16 people were killed in March this year when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the premises of a local court in Shabqadar.

The number of attacks in the country has fallen around 70 per cent, due to a combination of the military offensive against Taliban bases along the Afghan border and government initiatives to tackle militancy, but attacks on security and civilian targets continue to occur occasionally.
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Unmanned PAF aircraft crashes near Mianwali
LAHORE: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crashed near Mianwali on Monday.

A PAF spokesman confirmed the UAV was on a routine training mission when it crashed.

No loss of life or property has been reported as yet, he said.

A Board of Enquiry was ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the crash.

This is the second PAF aircraft which has crashed over the past week. PAF Flight Lieutenant Omer Shahzad died in an air crash in Khyber Agency's Jamrud tehsil on Saturday when the F-7PG he was flying encountered a technical fault and crashed.
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ISIS launches attacks on Salah al-Din
(IraqiNews.com) Salah al-Din – ISIS terrorist group attacked Monday al-Zawiya area in Salah al-Din province from four directions, security source told Al-Sumaria Television.

In a press interview with Al-Sumaria News, the source explained that ISIS militants early Monday waged attack in al-Zawiya area using medium and heavy weapons.

Security forces stationed in the area inflicted heavy losses on ISIS militants after they clashed with them.

Iraqi security forces and the popular crowd continue their operations to liberate the rest of the areas of Salah al-Din after liberating Sharqat and near villages and areas from the grip of ISIS.

Cross-dressing ISIS monster is caught trying to sneak out of re-captured Iraqi town wearing drag - and carrying a USB packed with names of jihadists
A cute photo of the monster in question looking ever so chic with his boldly revealed precise inch of hair at the edge of his hijab.
[DailyMail, where America gets its news] o Abu Omar al-Assafi was installed by ISIS to govern Sharqat, northern Iraq

o But when town was liberated, he was caught in drag and trying to escape

o He also had a USB containing names and addresses of key ISIS militants, instructions to burn houses so Iraqi forces would be blamed
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Anbar Antics

70 ISIS Bad Guys breathe their last

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Spokesperson of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri Ghassan al-Eithawy announced Monday that around 70 terrorists belong to ISIS were killed and 40 car bombs were destroyed in the ongoing operations to liberate the districts of Baghdadi, Heat and Haditha in Anbar province.

“Great victories were achieved through the ongoing military operation in the axes of Ramadi and Heat islands,”Eithawy said.

“70 terrorists belong to ISIS were killed and more than 40 vehicles were destroyed in the military operations in Baghdadi, Heat and Haditha,” Eithawy explained. “Security forces also advanced towards Albuassaf and cordoned the area in a move to completely liberate it from ISIS control,” Eithawy added.

According to al-Masry al-Youm, Iraqi armed forces repulsed an attack waged by ISIS in an area near Mosul where 32 vehicles belong to terrorists were destroyed.

In a relevant development, Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced that security forces killed a large number of terrorists and made them suffer heavy losses, al-Masry al-Youm reported.
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Three illegal weapons factories closed down in West Bank operation
[Ynet] IDF and police forces took part in a massive operation overnight to locate illegal weapons in Jenin. During the operation, forces closed two weapons manufacturing workshops in Jenin and seized guns, cartridges, ammunition and parts of weapons that were handed over to security forces. Forces also closed a weapons workshop in southern Dhahriyyah near Mount Hebron.

Several suspected faceless myrmidons were locked away
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in the West Bank operation, including several Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, activists.
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Southeast Asia
Female medical student sneaked into Syria to join IS
[THESTAR.MY] Two students managed to sneak out of the country to join 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....
(IS) with one of them, a female medical student, now in Syria. The other, a male, was detected and sent back and is now in police custody.

Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pix) said the two, in their 20s, were found to be in the Middle East despite rigid controls at Malaysian exit points.

He said his team managed to detect the movements of the male student who attempted to enter Syria via a flight through Istanbul, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
"We got the cooperation of the Turkish authorities to repatriate the student back to Malaysia last Thursday and he is now in our custody," Ayob Khan said after attending an event at Dewan Seri Bendahara here Monday.

Ayob Khan said the female student managed to enter Syria and is reported to have joined IS. He said the two students are among three Malaysians who slipped under Bukit Aman’s radar to join IS between January and August this year.
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Manila: Efforts being made to free Malaysian sailors from Abu Sayyaf
[THESTAR.MY] Efforts are being made to secure the release of five Malaysian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
gunnies in the southern Philippine island of Jolo, Philippine ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya said.

Manila is committed to securing the safe and early recovery of all kidnap victims including the Malaysian tugboat crew members, Malaya said in a statement.

He said the Philippine authorities were also sharing intelligence with their Malaysian counterparts in the effort to rescue the hostages.

Following an order by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Eduardo said that nine police and military battalions, comprising some 9,000 personnel, have been deployed to conduct operations in Abu Sayyaf hideouts in Jolo.

"This is in order to recover all kidnap victims and put a stop to kidnap-for-ransom and other atrocities of the group," he added.

The operations, Malaya said, had led to a significant number of boats being confiscated.

"The Philippine navy has also put up a blockade," he added.

Referring to a telephone call pleading for help from Malaysian hostage Mohd Ridzuan Ismail, arranged by an Abu Sayyaf front man, Eduardo said the gunnies were trying to pressure Philippine authorities to relent on the ongoing operations.

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Syrian regime, Russian jets kill 85 civilians in Aleppo
[AA.TR] At least 85 people were killed and 178 others injured Sunday in Syrian regime and Russia Arclight airstrikes on residential areas in Aleppo, a civil defense official told Anadolu Agency.

Najib Ansari said regime’s helicopters and warplanes, along with Russian jets, pounded al-Kallasa, Bustan al-Basha, Ard al Hamra, Tariq al-Bab, Mesir, Zinbdie, Salihiya and Ansar neighborhoods in Aleppo, all of which are currently under siege by the regime of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Horror of Homs...
Numerious children and women were among those killed. The attacks were in residential areas controlled by opposition forces with "15 phosphorous and 18 vacuum bombs," Ansari said.

"A total of 244 civilians have bit the dust and 651 others were maimed on Russian and regime forces attacks against Aleppo within the last three days," Ansari said, adding that tens of residential areas were damaged with several houses destroyed. "The infrastructure of the city has collapsed," he said.

On Saturday, 92 non-combatants were killed and 273 injured by the regime and Russian Arclight airstrikes in the northwestern city.

Sunday’s attacks come after the international community strongly condemned recent attacks on civilians in Aleppo.

Since the Assad regime announced the end of a cease-fire Sept. 19, a total of 444 people have been killed and 1,585 others injured.

Late Saturday, the EU decried the recent attacks as "unacceptable breach of international humanitarian law," while on Sunday, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
condemned Arclight airstrikes by the Syrian regime and "its supporters" on residential areas saying: "Through these attacks, the Syrian regime mercilessly kills its own people, and targets in particular humanitarian facilities such as hospitals, pumping stations, and emergency response centers."

Also, Saturday, the foreign ministers of La Belle France, Italia, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
issued a joint statement that put the onus on Russia to revive the cease-fire.

"The devastating events in Syria this week underscore what we have been saying for some time: the burden is on Russia to prove it is willing and able to take extraordinary steps to salvage diplomatic efforts to restore a cessation of hostilities (CoH), allow unfettered humanitarian assistance and create the conditions necessary for the resumption of UN-led talks about a political transition," a joint statement said.

"The outrageous bombing of a humanitarian convoy, the Syrian regime's public denunciation of the CoH, continuing reports that the regime is using chemical weapons, and the unacceptable ongoing regime offensive on eastern Aleppo, supported by Russia, blatantly contradicts Russia’s claim that it supports a diplomatic resolution," it said.

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Kurds drive back ISIS attack on Manbij
[ARA News] MANBIJ – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) launched on Monday an offensive on the western countryside of Manbij city, in northern Syria, bombing a security checkpoint for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The group said in a statement, released by the jihadi Amaq Agency, that nine Kurdish fighters and an American volunteer were killed in the attack.

In the meantime, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) –a leading member of the SDF– said they repelled the ISIS attack after destroying two ISIS vehicles and killing over a dozen of militants near the Ilan town west of Manbij.

“Our units foiled an ISIS attempt to infiltrate into the Ilan town on Monday,” the YPG officer S. Mirkhan told ARA News in Manbij.

The Kurdish official denied ISIS claims of killing an American member of the YPG, saying that two Kurdish fighters lost their lives and four others were wounded in the attack.

The ISIS radical group launched the offensive in a bid to regain positions near Manbij city, less than two months after losing the area to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

This comes one month after the Turkish army and allied rebel groups launched the Euphrates Shields operation and took Jarablus city, north of Manbij. Turkey then demanded the Kurdish factions of the SDF to withdraw from Manbij and its countryside.

“The Turkish intervention in Syria has paved the way for ISIS to return to the area and attack the countryside of Manbij,” Mirkhan said. “Our forces, in cooperation with the US-led coalition, have liberated Manbij from ISIS. Despite the Turkish threats, we reassure the people of Manbij that we won’t allow the ISIS terrorists to regain their positions there.”

US Aid
The US-led coalition has started to provide humanitarian assistance to civilians in the Syrian city of Manbij, a coalition spokesman said. This aid comes after the local council in Manbij requested immediate support.

“In continuing to provide humanitarian assistance to Manbij, the coalition is facilitating the delivery of more than 200 metric tons of food that will be provided to about 2,400 families through the Manbij Organization for Relief and Development,” the coalition’s spokesman Colonel John Dorrian.

“The food includes essentials such as rice, flour, chickpeas, and tomato paste, baby formula and water purifying tablets. In some cases, this means families will get anywhere from 30 to 60 days of food and supplies. In addition, the coalition is providing training to remove many of the explosive remnants of war that Daesh typically leave behind once they’ve been driven from an area,” he added, using another acronym for the Islamic State (ISIS).

The city of Manbij was liberated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in early August, but the local Manbij council has struggled to feed the civilian population. Although the SDF have received material support, there has been almost no humanitarian aid either to Kobane or Manbij–two major Syrian cities, scared by fighting between the SDF and ISIS.

The Manbij Organization for Relief and Development, established In June, has provided food and medicines to Manbij civilians without support from third parties. Last week, they asked for international support.

In addition to hunger, Manbij residents also have to cope with landmines which were planted by ISIS. The city is still full of improvised explosive devices, which have killed at least three school children.
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Civilian corpse count mounts in ISIS mortar shelling
[ARA News] ALEPPO – The Islamic State’s (ISIS) militant fighters attacked on Monday the town of Maree in Syria’s northern Aleppo province with mortar shells, causing casualties among civilians, activists reported.

At least four people were killed and 12 others wounded when ISIS militants bombarded a marketplace in central Maree.

“ISIS militants fired mortar shells from their strongholds in the nearby Talalin town,” local media activist Amer al-Hafiz told ARA News.

“The group has directly targeted a crowded marketplace in Maree,” the source reported. “Four dead bodies have been found so far. Also, 12 seriously injured civilians were pulled from under the rubble on Monday evening.”

Maree town is one of the major strongholds for the Syrian armed opposition in the northern countryside of Aleppo. ISIS has been trying to capture the town in order to reopen a supply line for its militants in the province, especially after losing key areas to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and rebel groups in northern Syria.
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Syrian Army, Hezbollah attack strategic district in southern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Hezbollah, continued their large-scale assault in southern Aleppo on Saturday, targeting the strategic Sheikh Sa'eed District that is under Jaish al-Fateh's (Army of Conquest) control.

Led by the 102nd Brigade of the Republican Guard and 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army and Hezbollah stormed the Sheikh Sa'eed District's northwestern corridor, where they were confronted by a large Jaish al-Fateh contingent near the Ramouseh axis.

According to local activists in southern Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah have made considerable progress inside the Sheikh Sa'eed District, capturing several building blocks under the cover of Russian Arclight airstrikes.

Clashes are still ongoing at the moment, as the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah push deeper into the Sheikh Sa'eed District's empty neighborhoods.

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edtion

ISIS executes 7 using tank

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Members of ISIS terrorist group fled Sharqt battle were trampled to death by a bulldozer in the city of Mosul, al-Sumaria News reported Monday.

The news website reported that ISIS executed seven of its members fled the battles in Sharqat district in northern Iraq by running them down with a giant bulldozer.

The victims had their hands and legs chained before they were executed in a public square in the city of Mosul.

The majority of the victims were from Arab and foreign nationalities.

According to the website, the executions were carried out in front of citizens and other ISIS members. The group wanted the victims to be an example of the punishment its members would receive if they thought of fleeing the battlefield.

Security forces and popular crowd managed earlier to liberate Sharqat and the surrounding villages from ISIS control. The forces also inflicted heavy losses on ISIS militants.
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Who's in the News
13Islamic State
3Govt of Syria
3Sublime Porte
2Abu Sayyaf
2Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
1Govt of Iran
1Arab Spring
1Boko Haram
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

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

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Tue 2016-09-27
  Pak Taliban commander Azam Tariq killed in Afghanistan
Mon 2016-09-26
  Two teen girls held in Nice over alleged terror plot
Sun 2016-09-25
  Washington mall shooting: Bad Guy in custody
Sat 2016-09-24
  3 Al-Qaeda suspects killed in drone strike in Yemen
Fri 2016-09-23
  100 Russian, Syrian airstrikes hit Aleppo
Thu 2016-09-22
  Islamic State launches chemical attack on US-Iraqi military base: officials
Wed 2016-09-21
  Nigeria: Boko Haram Behead Village Chief, Son
Tue 2016-09-20
  Rahami's wife skedaddled two days before bombings
Mon 2016-09-19
  Police names AFG 'Naturalized Citizen' Ahmad Khan Rahami as NY bomb suspect, UPDATE: Arrested!
Sun 2016-09-18
  Stabbing attack at Minnesota mall leaves at least eight injured
Sat 2016-09-17
  At least 24 killed in suicide blast at Mohmand Agency mosque during Friday prayers
Fri 2016-09-16
  Pakistani Taliban Target Shia Mosque On Eid Day
Thu 2016-09-15
  Russia kills 250 ISIS terrorists near Palmyra
Wed 2016-09-14
  Three French Women Charged over Terror Plots
Tue 2016-09-13
  Mosque attended by Orlando gunman Omar Mateen destroyed in suspected arson attack

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