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India carries out surgical strikes targeting terror 'launch pads' across LoC
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Texas fan?
Is the pill bottle in her left hand?
Posted by: Shipman || 09/29/2016 1:41 Comments || Top||

#2  read the top headline wrong; thought it said madonna joins john kerry in voting naked......
more coffee
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/29/2016 22:32 Comments || Top||

ISIS Überstürmbannführers among 18 killed in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 18 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 in an Arclight airstrike 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 said Wednesday that a commander of the terror group and a shadow judge were among those killed.

According to the provincial police commandment, the commander of the terror group has been identified as Qari Hamza while the shadow judge was identified as Mohammad Khan.

The Arclight airstrike was carried out in the early hours of Wednesday morning targeting the gunnies of the terror group in Shedal area of Achin district.

It is yet not clear if the Arclight airstrike was carried out by the US forces or the Afghan Air Force.

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

The latest Arclight airstrike comes as reports have emerged from the area suggesting that the loyalists of the terror group have started regaining control of the areas lost to the Afghan forces.

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Horn
Sh2 million bounty for widow of slain Al Qaeda operative
[Standard Digital (Kenya)] Police have offered a reward of Sh2 million for information that may lead to the arrest of a widow wanted over terror probe.

Detectives are looking for Fatuma Mohammed Masuo who is widow to late Kasim Omollo an al-Qaeda operative who was killed in 2013.

"She is on the run and is wanted for hiding slain terror suspect Ismael Mohammed Shosi," read a police poster with a Sh2 million bounty on her that also indicated she is armed and dangerous.

She was not home when the raid took place and police are appealing to the public to provide information that will lead to her arrest.

Shosi was killed on Tuesday in Kisauni, Mombasa in an armed confrontation with Anti-Terrorism Police (ATPU).

Police also recovered a Police G-3 rifle, 188 rounds of ammunition for both 9mm Pistol and G-3 rifle, a training manual on how to defeat intelligence, two mobile phones and identification cards belonging to multiple individuals.

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

Africa North
Egypt sentences 40 suspected ISIS members to life in prison
[Ynet] An Egyptian court has sentenced 40 people to life in prison over alleged ties to ISIS and for helping recruit youth to join the holy warriors in Syria and Iraq.

The Criminal Court of Zagazig issued its verdict on Wednesday against the alleged krazed killers, who were also convicted of plotting attacks against the police and Christians. Twenty of the suspects were sentenced in absentia.

Prosecutors say the group's alleged ringleaders were locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
at Cairo international airport on their way to Syria through The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, and later gave detailed confessions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  It was said that in the mid-nineteen nineties, when the CIA helped roll-up an important Al Qaeda cell in Albania, the terrorists gave up important information when they learned they were to be transfered to Egypt for interrogation. The Egyptian Mukhabarat has a fearsome reputation -- both then and now
Posted by: Shick de Medici6262 || 09/29/2016 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  An Albanian Special Forces company operated south of Kandahar, AFG. While patrol reports were spotty, contact engagements were particularly bloody and decisive. The Albanian company lost no one as I recall. Note the DShK mounted atop the MRAP.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2016 8:25 Comments || Top||

Egypt arrests 23 accused of migrant trafficking on Wednesday
It's not just Libya. The colonists are lining up in Egypt to make the crossing, too
. [AlAhram] Egyptian police have jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
23 people allegedly involved in migrant smuggling activities by sea and land in three different governorates, two separate statements by the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

According an early morning statement, Alexandria's security directorate arrested 11 people who allegedly specialised in luring youth seeking work in Europe into illegal migration over sea by vessels unsafe for the transportation of humans.

The ministry said it arrested two men in Menoufiya and Daqahliya governorates reportedly involved in similar illegal migration activities on the Mediterranean.

Earlier on Wednesday, Egyptian authorities arrested nine alleged migrant smugglers in the northern governorate of Beheira close to where a migrant boat sunk last week, killing more than 200 people, state news agency MENA reported.

Police said they were tipped off that the men were planning to illegally transport migrants colonists of several nationalities to Italia.

The men were arrested on Tuesday in the Beheira towns of Rosetta and Edko and are being interrogated by prosecutors.

The boat that capsized last Wednesday off the Mediterranean coast near Rosetta left 202 at least people dead and rescue workers and fishermen said they had rescued at least 169 people.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday it believed at least 450 people, including Egyptian, Sudanese, Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
n and Somali migrants colonists were aboard the ship and that about 300 perished in the accident.

Five crew members have been arrested over the incident.

More than 300,000 migrants colonists ‐ many of whom looking to reach Europe from the African coast to escape political turmoil and economic hardship ‐ have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year from various points of departure, the UN said this week.

More than 10,000 people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Europe since 2014, according to the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Three police officers, 1 civilian killed in militant attack in Al Arish
[AlAhram] Three coppers and a taxi driver were killed in a krazed killer attack on their car in North Sinai's Al Arish on Wednesday morning, al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

Security sources told Al Ahram website that holy warriors ambushed the taxi of the three officers.

The bodies were transferred to Al Arish military hospital.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

Five arrested over 'European Isil cell' that ran 'Islam in Spanish' Facebook page
[Telegraph] Spanish, German and Belgian authorities have incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
five people suspected of forming an "active and dangerous" 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....
(Isil) cell and promoting Islamist militancy in the three countries, Spain's interior ministry said on Wednesday.

Four were Spanish and one was Moroccan, it said. Two were detained in Barcelona, one in Spain's North African enclave of Melilla, one in Brussels and one in Wuppertal, Germany.

Spanish police worked in conjunction with German and Belgium federal law enforcers in the arrests, the ministry said.

The group used social media, specifically a Facebook page "Islam en Español" (Islam in Spanish), which had over 32,000 followers, to glorify Isil and spread the message of the bully boy group that operates out of Syria and Iraq, the ministry said.

Operating almost exclusively in Spanish, they are accused of commissioning attacks, radicalisation, promoting Islamist militancy and acting as go-betweens for the group in Europe.

Since Spain raised its alert level to 4, the second highest, in 2015, its police have arrested 143 Islamist bully boys, with 113 in Spain and 30 outside of the country.

Some 34 people have been arrested this year in relation to Islamist militancy, according to government figures.

The Spanish interior ministry said the cell, made up of four Spaniards and one Moroccan, posed "a grave, concrete and continued threat to security in Europe".

The ministry said the cell directed its activities toward young Moslems of northwest African background.

Officials said 113 suspected pro-jihad activists have been arrested in Spain since 2015 while Spanish police had helped arrest 30 more in other countries.

The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
's anti-terrorism coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove, said the new arrests show just how much intelligence-sharing is improving.

"The security services and the law-enforcement agencies are sharing much more information than they were before," he said, on the sidelines of a conference on countering extremism by the Club de Madrid think tank in Brussels. "It's impressive to see the number of plots which have been foiled in recent weeks, the number of people who have been arrested."

In Germany, the state interior ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia released a statement saying police had detained a 20-year-old Spanish citizen with Moroccan ancestry who "allegedly spread videos with cruelties on social media mostly in Spain." It said police also confiscated hard drives, laptops and mobile phones.

US imposes sanctions on Italian rapper for fighting with ISIS

[Ynet] The B.O. regime has imposed sanctions on an Italian rapper who moved to Syria to join ISIS.

Anas el-Abboubi was added on Wednesday to the State Department's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. The department says el-Abboubi -- who's known in Italia as Mc Khalif -- was taken into police custody in Italia in 2013 for plotting an attack in northern Italia and recruiting individuals for krazed killer activity in Syria. He was released after two weeks in jug and later fled to Syria.

The department says he's among about 50 imported muscle of Italian origin currently fighting in Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2016 01:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  You know, people like this in Israeli prisons are considered political prisoners by the EU.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2016 2:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't all crime in the EU political in some way now?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/29/2016 10:58 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkey jails 32,000 in coup probe as mass trials loom
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
said Wednesday that courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest on charges of links to a group run by the US-based preacher blamed for July's failed coup, as the country braces for the most extensive trials in its history.

Turkish media reports say the authorities plan to build 174 new prisons over the next five years, which would increase the country's current prison capacity of less than 200,000 by another 100,000.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told NTV television that 70,000 people had been investigated after the attempted putsch on July 15, 32,000 of them remanded in jug.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  A lot of turks are still buying Erdogon's conspiracy nonsense.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/29/2016 5:40 Comments || Top||

India carries out surgical strikes targeting terror 'launch pads' across LoC
India has carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC), the Army said on Thursday. The strike was carried out on Wednesday night, senior military and diplomatic sources said at a hurriedly called media briefing at the Ministry of External Affairs.

“Based on very specific and credible information which we received yesterday that some terrorist teams had positioned itself along the line of control, the Army carried out surgical strikes last night at these launch pads. The operations were focused to ensure that these terrorists do not succeed in endangering lives of citizens in our country. During the counter-terrorist operations, significant casualties have been caused to the terrorists and those who were trying to support them. The operations have since ceased,” Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh said.

He sought the support of the Pakistan Army in erasing the menace of terrorism. Pakistan has responded to the government statement saying there has been "no such strike."

“We do not have any plans to continue. However the Indian armed forces are fully prepared to deal with any contingency which may arise. I have spoken to Pakistani DGMO and expressed our concern. It is India’s intention to maintain peace and tranquillity in the region but we cannot certainly allow terrorists to operate across the Line of Control with impunity and attack our citizens,” said the DGMO.
Posted by: John Frum || 09/29/2016 06:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [902 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nearly 10 days after the Uri attack that claimed 18 jawans, India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists and 'those protecting them" and indicating a change of stand on the rules of engagement on the disputed line of control.

Indian DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh announced that Pakistan had been informed about the strikes and that India has no intention of continuing the operations but is ready for any reaction from the Pak side.

The response, first of its kind across the Pakistani border during peace time, was based on specific intelligence, claim reports.

Also Read: A detailed coverage of India's response to Pakistan

Here's what happened in 4 hours, according to reports:

1. Operation begins around 12.30 am on Wednesday. According to reports, paratroopers from Special Forces were involved.

2. The commandos were airdropped at the LoC, from where they crossed over to the Pakistani side.

3. According to sources, Indian commandos entered three kilometres across the Line of Control to conduct the 'surgical strikes'

4. The strikes were carried out in Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel & Lipa sectors, on Pak's side of LoC, according to reports.

5. The location was 500 meters-2 Km across LoC, sources said

6. 7 terror launch pads were destroyed during the surgical strike

7. 38 terrorists and 2 Pakistani soldiers were killed in Indian Army surgical strikes, no Indian casualties. Those killed included terrorists, their guides and handlers

8. Helicopters were used. Mission, according to reports, ended at 4.30 am
Posted by: John Frum || 09/29/2016 6:56 Comments || Top||

#2  John: What you have described in #1 is a classical vertical insertion/deep penetration against terrorists. Other similar efforts can be found in Operations Ivory Coast (Son Tay, Vietnam 21 Nov 1970), 'Thunderbolt' (Entebbe, 4 Jul 1976), and Reindeer (Cassinga, Angola 4 May 1978).

While operation Ivory Coast found and freed no POW's, an arse load of North Vietnamese died for their country. The success of Entebbe and Reindeer need no retelling.

These three operations had a few key things in common; bold courage and resolve, determination, and extreme violence. No efforts at 'nation building' were involved.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2016 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  wow! w2hat a coincidence that Pak soldiers were killed at launch pads for terrorists. What a coincidence they were at the same locations?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2016 7:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Paki Frontier Corps forces perform a very similar logistical assist function for the Taliban along the Durand Line (Pak/Afghan Border). Rations are generally available at the Paki border outposts. Bunks however are somewhat limited.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2016 7:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Bunks however are somewhat limited.

They've to share?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2016 8:33 Comments || Top||

#6  They've to share?

And Lovin' It!
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2016 10:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Susan Rice contacted the Indian Foreign Ministry yesterday to express condolences and to urge restraint
Posted by: John Frum || 09/29/2016 15:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Now that's sounds really familiar, John.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2016 15:54 Comments || Top||

#9  Best shit I've read in along time
Posted by: chris || 09/29/2016 21:15 Comments || Top||

Constable guarding imambargah shot dead
[DAWN] KOHAT: Unknown motorcyclists rubbed out a constable standing guard at an imambargah in Bannu Bazaar here on Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said two men on a cycle of violence came to Imambargah
...since Pakistain is very religiously correct, Shia Moslems can't call their houses of worship 'mosques,' which are reserved for Sunnis. It's not clear if imambargahs are used for explosives storage like mosques are...
Rizwaya, one of them disembarked and came to the constable and started talking with him. Then suddenly, he pulled a pistol and fired three shots, one of which hit the cop’s temple, killing him on the spot. The slain was identified as Raza Ali.

The shopkeepers, who knew the constable, said that he had an enmity and that he was killed by his rivals. But it could not be confirmed independently.

As the incident took place at about 11am, it caused fear among the businessmen because the area is among the most sensitive localities of the district. They said a second guard was standing on roof of the Imambargah but he did not retaliate to stop the attackers, apparently because there was big rush of people in the bazaar at the time of the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under:

Iran border guards fire mortars into Pakistan's Balochistan
QUETTA: Three mortar shells were fired into Pakistani territory by Iran's border guards in the early hours of Wednesday.

"Mortar shells fired by Iranian border guards landed in the district of Panjgoor," a provincial government official told DawnNews on the condition of anonymity.

The official added that two of the shells landed near Frontier Corps check post, with the third landing at Killi Karim Dad.

No property or human loss was reported in the shelling.

Locals panicked as a result of the attack, and Frontier Corps personnel reached the site to initiate investigations.

Security forces tightened security at the border after the incident.

Pakistan's territorial integrity has been previously violated in mortar attacks targeting the border areas.

Pakistan shares a 900 kilometre long porous border with Iran and the two countries had in 2014 decided to boost intelligence coordination to wipe out terrorists from the border region.
Posted by: badanov || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

U.S. deploys more troops to Iraq for showdown with ISIS
[WASHINGTONTIMES] The U.S. and Iraq took a big step closer to a showdown with 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....
fighters Wednesday as the Pentagon announced that 615 more U.S. soldiers are heading to Iraq in anticipation of the battle to liberate djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Iraq’s second-largest city.

The move pushes the number of American troops in the country above 5,000 for the first time since 2011, when President B.O. announced what he said was the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq.

Over 5,200 American troops will be on the ground working alongside Iraqi and coalition forces in the final push to drive out the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIS. Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa are the two biggest cities held by the violent jihadi group that swept across the region two years ago.

The influx of troops will likely be the last before U.S.-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces launch the long-awaited assault on Mosul. On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi characterized the additional U.S. troops, who he stressed would serve only as advisers and trainers, as the "final increase" needed before operations can begin, likely in mid-October.

"We emphasize that the role of the trainers and advisers is not combat, but for training and consultation only," Mr. al-Abadi said in a statement. "It is our troops who will liberate the land."

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  All wearing birkenstocks?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2016 2:43 Comments || Top||

#2  High heels. You know, for "the experience."
Posted by: Pappy || 09/29/2016 8:06 Comments || Top||

#3  "We emphasize that the role of the trainers and advisers is not combat, but for training and consultation only," Mr. al-Abadi said in a statement.

Well, I advise ya to get on with it then.

ISIS will be in danger of dying from old age by the time they get started.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/29/2016 10:20 Comments || Top||

#4  “I shall say it again and again and again. Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)

"We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves."

- Lyndon B. Johnson (D)

"This is not and will not be America's fight alone. One of the things we've learned over this last decade is America can make a decisive difference. But I want to be clear: the American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission,"

- Barack Obama (D)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2016 12:05 Comments || Top||

16 ISIS Bad Guys die in explosives accident in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday that a malfunction
Allah willed it. Clearly he is not fond of Lions of Islam.
caused an explosive belt to explode and killed 16 members of the Islamic State (ISIS), including senior leaders, during their meeting in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk.
Alsumaria stated, “Today, an explosion took place amid a meeting of ISIS members in al-Mahawes village in Hawija district (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” adding that, “The explosion resulted in the killing of 16 members of the Islamic State group, including senior leaders, as well as wounding of 16 others.”

“A number of the ISIS members wear wearing explosive belts during the meeting, and the explosion took place due to a defect in one of them,” Sumaria explained.
Any secondaries?
“The meeting was held to prepare for an attack on the positions of the security forces in Hamrin Mountains, al-Zawiya area and Ajil area in Salahuddin Province,” Sumaria added.
Posted by: badanov || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Serious auto-petard right there.
Posted by: Shipman || 09/29/2016 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Keep taking selfies, boys.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/29/2016 9:37 Comments || Top||

#3  "Can you hear me naow?"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2016 12:09 Comments || Top||

#4  There is a God. He's not Allan...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/29/2016 12:43 Comments || Top||

Salahuddin Kombat Kourier: 15 die
15 ISIS Bad Guys smoked in attack in Tikrit

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Salahuddin Operations Command reported on Tuesday that the security forces repelled an attack launched by ISIS members using seven booby-trapped vehicles on the security forces stationed in Tlul al-Baj area, north of Tikrit, and further added that 15 ISIS members were killed during the clashes.

The Command said in a press statement, “This morning, ISIS group launched an attack on the security forces stationed north of Tlul al-Baj area, north of Tikrit, using seven booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers.”

“The security troops backed by the Iraqi Air Force and International Coalition Air Force managed to repel the attack and destroy the booby-trapped vehicles,” the statement added. “The security forces were also able to kill 15 members of ISIS during the attack and imposed their control on the situation,” the statement explained.

The joint security forces liberated the city of Tikrit in 31 March 2015, and Baiji in mid-November 2015 and continue their advance to expel ISIS from all areas of the province, while ISIS tried to impose its control over Samarra district, but failed after several attempts.

ISIS destroys 5 residences with explosives

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Daur District Council in Salahuddin province announced on Tuesday that five houses were destroyed by improvised explosive devices planted by ISIS members east of the district, and also warned that ISIS members might return to the eastern villages of the district. The Islamic State members also detonated 100 houses along the last week, which caused 50 families to migrate from the area.

The Head of Daur District Council Ali al-Hassan said in a press statement, “The ISIS members attacked, at late hour yesterday, al-Eitha village, east of al-Daur district, and detonated five empty houses using improvised explosive devices.

Hassan also warned from the return of ISIS to another villages after the growing pressure it faces after being expelled from the cities of Salahuddin province.

“ISIS also detonated 100 empty houses in the eastern axis of the district, causing 50 families to migrate from the district, including 13 families yesterday, as concerns grow over the deteriorating security situation,” Hassan explained.

From his side, the Head of Salahuddin Provincial Council Ahmed al-Karim said that he held a meeting on Saturday with the commander of Samarra Operations and contacted the leaders of al-Hashd al-Shaabi to evaluate the situation and reinforce the security forces, and emphasized the importance of the Armed forces support.

Last week, a force from al-Hashd al-Shaabi managed to foil a suicide attack by ISIS using two explosive belts on al-Daur district, east of Tikrit, afterwards strict procedures were imposed after receiving information indicating the possibility of another attacks.

Posted by: badanov || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antics: 33 die

Iraqi militia commences operation to clear Heet Island

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command announced on Wednesday starting the liberation battle of Heet Island, west of Ramadi, from the ISIS control.

The Leader of al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Baghdadi area, Sheikh Qatary al-Samarmad said in a press statement, “This morning, the security forces launched a military operation to liberate Heet Island (70 km west of Ramadi) from the ISIS members.

“The military operation will start from two axes, backed by the international coalition air strikes on the strongholds and gatherings of ISIS, to prevent them from fleeing to other areas,” Samarmad explained.

“The next few hours will witness the liberation of important areas in Heet Island, as well as securing all houses and shops, dismantling IEDs and removing all the remnants that ISIS will leave behind in the liberated areas,” Samarmad added.

Noteworthy, Iraqi security forces managed to free the majority of the cities of Anbar, including the center of the province, the city of Ramadi, in addition to the areas of Fallujah, Rutba and Heet from the ISIS grip.

Iraqi forces capture 2 areas of Heet Island

(IeaqiNews.com) Anbar – Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command announced on Wednesday liberating two areas in Heet Island, west of Ramadi, and raising the Iraqi flag over their buildings, while also emphasized the killing of 33 ISIS members during the clashes.

The Intelligence Director of al-Somoud brigade, Captain Nazim al-Jaghifi, said in a press statement, “Iraqi security forces managed to liberate the areas of al-Taliha and al-Safaqiya in Heet Island, and raised the Iraqi flag over their buildings.”

“33 ISIS members were killed during the liberation battle,” Jaghifi explained. “The security forces are advancing to liberate the targeted areas in Heet after cutting off ISIS supply lines,” Jaghifi added.

“We will raise the Iraqi flag over another areas of Heet Island after the collapse of the terror group,” Jaghifi further added.

Earlier today, al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command announced the start of a military operation to liberate Heet Island, west of Ramadi, from the ISIS grip.

Iraqi forces capture 5 areas of Albu Ziab Island

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced on Wednesday that the security forces liberated five areas in Albu Ziab Island, in northern Ramadi, from the ISIS grip.

The commander of Anbar Operations, Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi, said in a press statement, “Today, the security forces managed to liberate five areas in the island of Albu Ziab, in northern Ramadi, from the control of ISIS terrorist gangs, and raised the Iraqi flag over their buildings.”

“The liberate areas are Sumaia school, al-Mawali, Albu Mubajl, Albu Judai and al-Walaa center,” Mahalawi explained. “The combat troops managed to kill dozens of ISIS members during the military operations,” Mahalawi added.

“We will announce the exact number of ISIS casualties after liberating the island completely,” Mahalawi said.

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

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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 5 die

5 soldiers die in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that five army soldiers were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device that targeted their patrol in northern Baghdad.

The ministry said in a statement, “This morning, an improvised explosive device exploded targeting an army patrol while passing in al-Moshahda area, in northern Baghdad.”

“The explosion killed one soldier and wounded four others with different injuries, as well as damaging the vehicle completely,” the statement explained. “Ambulances rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the body to the forensic medicine department,” the statement added.

The statement further added, “Security forces also cordoned off the area and barred approaching it.”

Noteworthy, Iraq is witnessing a surge of violence since 2013. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that more than 1700 casualties were recorded only in August, in different areas of Iraq, and revealed that Baghdad was the most affected.

Bad guys knock over school

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi media outlets stated on Tuesday that a group of gunmen robbed the salaries of the workers and employees of an elementary school, north of Baghdad.

AlSumaria.tv stated, “Armed men driving a SUV stole salaries of the employees of an elementary school in al-Talibiya area, north of Baghdad.”

“The armed men surrounded the holders of salaries, which are estimated by 21 million Iraqi dinars, near al-Safa pool in al-Bonouk district, north of Baghdad,” Sumaria explained.

“Security forces cordoned off the area, and opened an investigation into the causes and circumstances of the incident,” Sumaria added.

Three blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad
We reported one of these three blasts yesterday.
[KhaleejTimes] Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said.

A splodydope suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a commercial street in the eastern al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, killing nine people and wounding more than 30, they said.

Another jacket walla suicide attack hit a commercial street of Bayaa in western Baghdad, killing six and wounding 22, the sources added.

A roadside kaboom bomb exploded near a gathering of cattle herders and merchants in al-Radhwaniya, also in western Baghdad, killing two people, they said.
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IDF, Shin Bet and cops arrest dozens of Palestinians in raids
[IsraelTimes] Nearly 70 people detained for selling illegal weapons, rock throwing and criminal activity in West Bank, East Jerusalem

Over the past few nights, Israeli security forces have jugged
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dozens of Paleostinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the majority for rock throwing and taking part in riots, but some for the production and distribution of illegal weapons, officials said.

In total, police arrested 39 people in East Jerusalem’s Shuafat refugee camp; the Israel Defense Forces picked up 25 Paleostinians in early-morning raids on Tuesday and Wednesday; and Shin Bet security service agents arrested five men this week, the agency revealed Tuesday.

The five suspects picked up by the Shin Bet were part of a larger effort by Israel’s security forces to crack down on the manufacturing and sale of illicit weapons, the service said.

The five men are residents of Hebron and Yattir, a small village within Israel. During the arrest raids, the suspects "surrendered a variety of weapons, including homemade guns, M-16 assault rifle components, a large amount of ammunition, a pipe bomb and knives," the Shin Bet said.

A drill press, believed to have been used to create guns, was also confiscated, along with NIS 150,000 ($40,000) in cash that was allegedly earned in weapons sales, the agency said Tuesday.

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there was "no direct connection" between the weapons found or the alleged gun dealers arrested and any recent terror attacks, the Shin Bet told The Times of Israel.

In a separate raid early Wednesday morning, the army shut down a workshop in Hebron that was also believed to have been used to create illicit guns, the IDF said in a statement.

Over the past few months, the IDF, Shin Bet and police have been increasingly working on the issue of illegal guns, both the local manufacture of Carlo-style firearms, which are somewhat based on the design of the Carl Gustav submachine guns, and the trade of commercially produced pistols and rifles, officials have said.

In addition to the gun raids, the IDF also arrested six alleged members of Paleostinian terrorist groups on Tuesday and Wednesday, five of them from Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, and one from the Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
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, the army said.

The remaining 19 people arrested were picked up for taking part in violent protests against security forces and so-called "popular terrorism," a term that usually refers to throwing rocks, glass bottles full of paint or Molotov cocktails, the IDF said.

The largest number of arrestees over the past few days has come from East Jerusalem, where police arrested 39 residents for a variety of alleged crimes, including connections to terror and criminal activity, police said.

There too police found "improvised weapons, different types of ammunition, marbles [for slingshots], gun sights, gun components, bulletproof vests, pyrotechnic equipment, knives, burglary tools and incitement materials," a spokesperson said.

"The police are investing large amounts of resources to prevent the proliferation and creation of improvised weapons in order to preserve the safety of residents, with an emphasis on preventing stray bullets from spilling over to the northern neighborhoods of the city," police said.

Last week, the IDF and police also arrested some 46 Paleostinians on similar charges.

Security officials fear the upcoming Jewish holidays and the recently ended Moslem holiday of Eid al-Adha could be behind recently raised tensions in the capital and in the West Bank.

The holiday and the month of September "are always more susceptible to spikes in violent Paleostinian activities," a military official, speaking anonymously, said earlier this month. "The motivation and inspiration to carry out attacks against Israelis remains strong."
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Airstrikes hit 2 hospitals in Aleppo
[AlArabiya] Air raids hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo early Wednesday, putting them temporarily out of service, the medical organization that supports them said.

“The attack happened at 4:00 am (0100 GMT). One warplane targeted both of them directly,” said Adham Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).

“There are only six hospitals currently operational now that the M2 and M10 have been temporarily taken out of service,” he said.
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#1  When you allow terrorists to hide in hospitals, you cannot win a war. WWII was won by decimating the cities of Japan and Germany. The only way to win against ISIS is to decimate their citys.
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Fighting intensifies between Syrian rebels and ISIS in Aleppo
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Clashes broke out on Wednesday between the Kurdish-Arab alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Aleppo Governorate.

The northeastern countryside of Aleppo, also known as Shahba region, witnessed fierce clashes between SDF forces and ISIS militants.

The clashes centred near the towns of Umm Hosh and Qura, where a number of casualties were reported on both sides on Wednesday evening.

Heavy fighting broke out in Shahba after ISIS militants launched two car bomb attacks on SDF positions, before bombarding the area with mortar shells.

“ISIS started the attack by carrying out two car bomb attacks near our checkpoints in Umm Qura and Umm Hosh,” SDF spokesman Ahmed Sultan told ARA News, adding that six of their fighters were killed in the attack.

“The group then launched at least seven mortar shells on the SDF headquarters in the area,” he said.

The official added that the SDF forces responded by bombing ISIS positions in the villages of Wahshiya, Hesasik and Tel Maled with heavy artillery. At least 16 ISIS militants were killed.

Also on Wednesday, clashes erupted between the US-backed SDF forces and ISIS militants in the vicinity of Harbal town, north of Aleppo.

“Two ISIS vehicles were destroyed and eight militants were killed in the clashes near Harbal. Also, three SDF fighters lost their lives in the clashes,” local media activist Alwan al-Halabi told ARA News.

In the meantime, warplanes of the US-led coalition conducted at least three airstrikes on ISIS fighting positions in Aleppo countryside.

“The airstrikes forced ISIS militants to withdraw from the clashes’ area,” al-Halabi reported.

The SDF spokesman Ahmed Sultan confirmed that the clashes stopped in the midnight on Wednesday. “Supported by the coalition’s air raids, our forces were able to repel the attack. ISIS terrorists were eventually forced to withdraw.”
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9 die in Turkish attacks on Tel Abyad
[ARA News] TEL ABYAD – At least nine civilians were killed and several others wounded in an attack by the Turkish army forces near the Syrian border city of Tel Abyad, north of Raqqa, local sources reported on Wednesday.

Turkey’s military has reportedly bombarded the Kurdish-populated town of Kahila near Tel Abyad with heavy artillery.

“Six children and three women lost their lives under the Turkish bombardment,” eyewitnesses told ARA News, adding that more than a dozen of civilians were also injured in the attack.

The operation caused a massive destruction in civilian houses in the town.

In the meantime, leadership of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), condemned the Turkish attack. The YPG said in a statement that Turkey is targeting Kurdish areas in northern Syria “to undermine the Kurdish progress against ISIS”.

“They [Turkish forces] are targeting innocent civilians under the pretext of combatting terrorism. However, we’ll not allow Turkey to continue those violations at the border. We are ready to respond and we’ll do whatever it takes in order to stop this offensive against our people,” it said.

The Kurdish YPG fighters, backed by allies from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), had recaptured the strategic city of Tel Abyad on the border with Turkey in June 2015, subsequent to fierce battles against ISIS militants. Liberating Tel Abyad and its countryside caused a state of alert among ISIS militants, especially for its location in northern Raqqa –the group’s de facto capital in Syria.

Since then, the Kurdish positions have been exposed to several attacks by Turkey’s military on the one hand, and ISIS on the other.

Speaking to ARA News, YPG officer Habun Osman accused the Turkish government of supporting ISIS to retake Tel Abyad and its border crossing “to assist the terror group export its oil to the black market via Turkey”.

“Before the YPG-SDF forces retook Tel Abyad from ISIS in early 2015, the terror group used to export its oil tankers through this border crossing to the black market,” he said.

“When ISIS was in control here, Turkey has never attacked the group’s positions. Now that Tel Abyad is under the Kurdish control, the Turkish army continues to attack the area,” the YPG official told ARA News.

This is not the first time for Turkey to target Syrian Kurds. The Turkish army has earlier launched more than 22 attacks on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, according to military sources. Most of the attacks targeted YPG-held areas in Aleppo, Kobane, and northern Raqqa.
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Syrian rebel leader dies in Daraa
[ARA News] DARAA – A prominent anti-Assad rebel leader was killed in an attack by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s southern Daraa Governorate on Wednesday.

Hassan Abazid, leader of the Jund al-Farouq rebel group, was killed along with three of his escorts in a car bomb attack by ISIS militants in the Gharz town in Daraa countryside.

Jund al-Farouq is a main faction of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in southern Syria. Hassan had led several military operations against Syrian regime forces and ISIS-afifliated groups in Daraa.

“ISIS has earlier vowed to target all rebel leaders who refused to pledge allegiance to their Caliphate,” media activist Muhammad Obaida told ARA News in Daraa.

“An ISIS jihadi has infiltrated into the rebel-held town of Gharz and carried out a car bomb attack near a rebel convoy. Hassan and three other rebels were killed, and at least two more were injured in the attack,” the local source reported.

In July, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assassination of another prominent Syrian rebel leader in Daraa Governorate. Shakir Nabbut al-Rashwani, commander of the Homs al-Waleed rebel group, was reported dead when militants bombed his car in the al-Balad District. “Al-Rashwani was a main enemy for ISIS in southern Syria. He led rebel operations against this barbaric group in Daraa and killed many of them. His death came as a shock to all rebel factions in Syria,” spokesman of the Shamiya Front Saleh al-Zein told ARA News at the time.
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Turkish airstrikes destroy 4 Daesh targets in northern Syria
Turkish jets destroyed four Daesh terrorist positions in northern Syria on Tuesday as part of Operation Euphrates Shield, military sources said, Daily Sabah reported. According to the sources, howitzers shelled 30 Daesh targets, while four terrorist targets in Tall Ar, Amiriyah and Al Ayyobiyah were destroyed by domestic-made bombs.

Three Turkish soldiers were injured as a result of an attack by a drone, the sources added.

Meanwhile, coalition airstrikes destroyed a building used by Daesh in northern Syria.

The Turkish forces continue to clear mines and hand grenades off of regions taken from Daesh terrorists, while domestically produced Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicle and another drone continue their reconnaissance activities.
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#1  When will ISIS learn that masquerading as Kurds doesn't work?

Snark of the Day
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ISIS executes 4 linked to Mosul Top Cop

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets on Monday stated that ISIS has executed the four brothers of Nineveh Police Chief Colonel Mohsen Ali al-Jabouri and detonated 14 houses belonging to the members of the security forces, south of Mosul.

According to the media outlets, “ISIS executed four brothers of Nineveh Police Chief, Colonel Mohsen Ali al-Jabouri, after capturing them in al-Alil area, south of Mosul.”

“ISIS executed them in public by firing squad for only being the brothers of Col. Jabouri, who fights the group,” the outlets added.

Meanwhile, according to the National Iraqi News Agency local residents said, “At dawn today, the ISIS militants also blew up 14 houses in the areas of al-Jawsak and al-Dandan, south of Mosul, after looting their contents.”

“ISIS blew up the houses because they belong to members of the security forces,” the residents explained. “The detonation caused great damage to the nearby civilian houses,” they added.

ISIS digs in in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets revealed on Monday that ISIS dug trenches inside the city of Mosul in anticipation of the imminent liberation battles.

According to Iraqi media outlets, a military source said, “ISIS finished digging trenches between the areas of al-Shalalat and al-Nourat.”

From his side, Geological Expert, Dr. Raouf al-Zahawi said, “The soil of Mosul is rocky and filled with groundwater, and this will allow ISIS to only dig for a meter and a half and then the trenches will be filled with water,” adding that, “The trenches will be useless and will only increase the sabotage of infrastructure.”

Noteworthy, the Iraqi army forces backed by the US-led coalition are now preparing for an ultimate assault in October, in order to oust ISIS out of Mosul, while ISIS called on residents of the city to stay inside their homes starting next month and abide by a comprehensive curfew.

2 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets reported on Monday that two ISIS militants were killed in the city of Mosul by a veiled woman, and indicated that the incident is the third of its kind this month.

According to al-Sumaria “A veiled woman carrying a pistol killed two fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS), in the early hours of the morning, near a checkpoint in the vicinity of Numaniya neighborhood in the city of Mosul.”

“The incident is the third of its kind in the city of Mosul this month. This phenomenon raised ISIS concerns during the past weeks,” Sumaria added.

ISIS warned its members from the veiled woman who killed two of their fighters, last week, in the occupied Salahuddin Province. The attacks took place in al-Sharqat, which has been under ISIS control since the extremists overran the region in June 2014.

Baghdadi's mugshot placed on donkeys in Mosul
Ain't no respect for the wicked...
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The photos of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were placed on donkeys in the city of Mosul, while ISIS militants pursue the donkeys to kill them, al-Sumaria News reported Tuesday.

The news website stated, “Unidentified persons put the photos of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on donkeys in central Mosul, and this pushed the ISIS members to pursue the donkeys to kill them.”

“ISIS mobilized its fighters in the city of Mosul, and raided the house in order to search for the people who hung Baghdadi’s pictures on the donkeys,” Sumaria added.

It is worth to mention that the city of Mosul has been under the ISIS control since 10 June 2014; and since then it suffers from major security and humanitarian crisis due to ISIS extreme ideology on all aspects of life in the city. Also, the international coalition air forces continues to strike ISIS sites and headquarters in the province, killing and wounding a number of militants.

Money disappears from Hawija

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – Iraqi media outlets announced on Monday, that eight people working in the so-called Diwan al-Zakat (Zakat Bureau) of the Islamic State in Hawija district, southwest of Kirkuk, disappeared with 600 million dinars in mysterious circumstances.

According to alsumaria.tv, “Eight workers in ISIS Diwan al-Zakat in Hawija, including the currency exchange official, disappeared in mysterious circumstances yesterday.”

“600 million dinars also disappeared from the fund of Diwan al-Zakat with the workers,” Sumaria explained. “The ISIS militants waged raids on the homes of the workers but failed to find them, which raised suspicions that the disappeared persons fled with the money out of Hawija,” Sumaria added.

Noteworthy, the areas southwest of Kirkuk have been under the control of ISIS since June 2014, including the areas of Hawija, Zab, Riyad, al-Abbasi and al-Rashad.
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#1  and Obamas mugshot is also on every donkey: on the north end of southbound one......
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