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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [436 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Alas, Yorick, he knew me.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/03/2016 7:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Biblical.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/03/2016 8:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Isn't anyone going to say something about that unicorn horn stuck in the back of her head??
Posted by: Ometle Fillmore3094 || 10/03/2016 18:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Yorick was a feather in her hat.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/03/2016 18:41 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Six injured in two Minneapolis shootings
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, as of 10:15 a.m. the police believe this was gang-related. A number of people have been taken to, or turned up at local hospitals, but none are talking to the police.

Moved to Non-WoT based on this additional information at 12:30 p.m. ET.

--trailing wife
Posted by: SAT2014 || 10/03/2016 06:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Explosion kill 7 members of a single family in Helmand province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven civilians were killed in an explosion in the restive southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday.

The incident took place in the vicinity of Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of Helmand province.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed that a civilian vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the militants in Bolan area of the city.

He said four children and two women were among those killed in the incident and the victims were all members of a single family.

On the other hand reports suggest at least 11 civilians were killed in the incident but the local officials have not confirmed the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS suicide attack foiled in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A suicide kaboom plot by the 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 was foiled by the Afghan intelligence operatives in Jalalabad city.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said a jacket wallah of the group identified as Jamil-ur-Rehman son of Syed Alam was nabbed
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
before he manage to carry out the attack in a crowded part of the city.

A statement by NDS said the suicide bomber was arrested from Hade 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....
area of the city.

The statement further added that Rehman was involved in various other terrorist activities before he plan to carry out a suicide attack in Jalalabad.

He joined ISIS terrorist group four months ago and was involved in various terrorist activities in Achin district of 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..
which is a stronghold of the terror group.
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Somali Forces Battle Shaboobs near Diinsoor
Somali federal government forces, with the support of African Union troops have launched an offensive against Al shabaab strongholds near Diinsoor district in Baay region on Sunday.

A freelance journalist in Diinsoor district, told radio Shabelle via phone that the allied forces razed several Al shabaab bases and seized large cache of weapons, including grenade bombs.

The situation in the battled zones has returned to normalcy, with reports that Somali and AMISOM soldiers retreated back to their military bases in Diinsoor town after the operation.

Al shabaab did not comment so far on the reported offensive and the seizure of the weapons.
Posted by: Steve White || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Dutch journalist killed in Libya's Sirte
[Libya Observer] A Dutch journalist was killed in the coastal city of Sirte today, spokesperson of Misrata Central Hospital Akram Qliwan confirmed to Libya Observer, as fierce fighting continues to eradicate the radical ISIS group from the city.

Gliwan said the journalist was shot in the chest by an ISIS sniper during festivities. He added that the dead journalist works for the daily Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. The victim was identified as photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans.

Clashes against remnants of ISIS group renewed in Sirte on Sunday. The Libyan Air Force conducted six Arclight airstrikes in the early hours of the day to pave the way for the advance of the infantry in the third residential district.

Eight Misrata-led fighters were killed in today festivities, the Field Hospital has reported.

ISIS has been defeated from most of Sirte districts while small pockets of bandidos Death Eaters are still resisting in some parts of the third residential district, neighbourhood 600 and sea-view Jiza apartment buildings.
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS convoy exterminated in south Sirte
[Libya Observer] At least 60 ISIS Lions of Islam were killed after a failed attack on Misrata-led forces in Sirte on Sunday.

Military sources said an ISIS convoy attacked at dawn a checkpoint for Brigade 166 in south Sirte in a bid to encircle the brigade and lift the siege on their fellow murderous Moslems trapped inside Sirte.

"The ISIS convoy came from the desert, all the attackers were foreigners, they were all killed," the sources added.

The sources suggested that the ISIS convoy may have fled Sirte at the beginning of the military operation in May.

More from the Libyan Herald:
Bunyan Marsous (BM) said this evening that as many as 55 terrorists had been killed today in Sirte, for the lost of eight of their own men and 57 wounded, A Dutch photojournalist was also killed reportedly shot through the chest by a Islamic State (IS) sniper.

After ten early morning airstrikes by aircraft from Misrata, Bunyan Marsous forces again sought to press forward into the shrinking IS enclave in Sirte’s Third District. Many of the terrorists appear to have died in a breakout or counterattack toward the port. BM also said it forces were searching for another IS group trying to make their escape.

The shot Dutch photographer, Jeroen Oerlemans, was taken from the Sirte frontline to Misrata hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. The second journalist to perish in the fight for the town and one of two Dutch journalists there, he was killed in an area supposedly freed of IS forces.

In July, TV reporter Abdulgader Fassouk was shot by a sniper as he ran across open ground. Oerlemans was an experienced photographer who was briefly kidnapped by IS in Syria four years ago

BM said this evening that it had been told by captured terrorists where civilians were sheltering. It said that its artillery bombardment had avoided houses where families might be.
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


3 civilians killed, 3 injured in IED explosion in North Sinai's Arish
[AlAhram] Three workers in an electrical company were killed and three of their colleagues were maimed when the vehicle transporting them to work hit an IED in the west of Al Arish city in North Sinai, state news agency MENA reported.

The injured were transferred to Al Arish military hospital.
That's the third attack in two days. It's time for the army to stage another clean-up of the mountain hideaways.

Posted by: trailing wife || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
1 dead in bombing at Aden
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday, killing one and wounding several civilians, media reported.

The explosion took place in the Crater district, however, the law enforcement officials have not confirmed so far who was behind the blast.

In August, as a result of a terrorist attack in Aden, 71 people were killed and 98 sustained injuries.

More than 6,600 Yemenis have been killed in the Yemeni conflict since the Saudi-led coalition began its air campaign in March 2015, the UN says.
Posted by: badanov || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The explosion took place in the Crater district

you're just making this up, right?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/03/2016 7:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Jeebus, BadMan is trolling us.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/03/2016 7:56 Comments || Top||

#3  I didn't even read the whole story when I posted it.
Posted by: badanov || 10/03/2016 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  It's actually the Khaboum district.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/03/2016 15:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Pappy you know your crack is worth a 100 years in Purgatory, right?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2016 15:57 Comments || Top||

#6  I was going to go to my room...
Posted by: Pappy || 10/03/2016 16:48 Comments || Top||


Europe
Europe colonist briefs
African Immigrant Arrested After Vandalizing Four Churches in Rome

[Breitbart] Italian police have arrested an Ghanaian immigrant after the man went on a rampage through four Roman churches, demolishing statues and knocking over candlesticks and reliquaries.

Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory

[BBC] Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has declared victory in a referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas, despite a low turnout that appeared to render it invalid.

Nearly 98% of those who took part supported the government's call to reject the EU plan.

But only 43% of the electorate voted, short of the 50% required to be valid.

A government front man said the outcome was binding "politically and legally" but the opposition said the government did not have the support it needed.

Mr Orban urged EU decision makers to take note of the result and said he would change Hungary's constitution to make the decision binding.

Three police cars torched in Dresden during German Unity Festival

[DeutscheWelle] Three police vehicles were torched in Dresden on Saturday night, as the city began its German Unity Festival in celebration of the 26th anniversary of German reunification.

Dresden police said the vehicles were so badly damaged that they can no longer be used. Damages are estimated to be in the tens of thousands.

Police have yet to find the perpetrator, but are questioning one man initially taken into custody on suspicion of writing hateful graffiti. Police apprehended the man near the spot where "Dresden hates the police" had been sprayed. They said they are investigating whether there is a connection between the graffiti and the torched vehicles, with the incidents happening around 2.5 kilometers away from each other.

Germany Wants Asylum Seekers Sent Back to Greece

[AnNahar] Germany wants to reinstate EU rules which oblige asylum seekers to be sent back to Greece as the first EU country they reached, its interior minister was quoted as saying Sunday.

"I would like the Dublin convention to be applied again... we will take up discussions on this in a meeting with (EU) interior ministers" later in October, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the Greek daily Kathimerini.

The Dublin accord gives responsibility for asylum seekers' application to the first country they reach -- which put Greece on the frontline of more than a million migrants who arrived in the EU last year.

The accord also says asylum seekers should be sent back to the first country they arrived in if they subsequently reach another EU state before their case is examined. A huge proportion of the migrants ended up in Germany.

But this clause was suspended for Greece in 2011 after the country lost an EU legal complaint which condemned the mistreatment of migrants seeking international protection.

"Since then, the EU has provided substantial support, not only financially," to Greece to improve its asylum seeker procedures, the German minister said.

Greece stressed it was already coping with over 60,000 refugees and migrants blocked on its territory after countries further north on the so-called Balkan route closed their borders to the massive influx, notably fleeing the Syrian conflict.

De Maiziere said he was conscious of the "strong reactions" of Greeks, as well as the huge number of migrants being dealt with by Greece as an EU frontline state. But "that doesn't annul the need" to reinstate the Dublin rules, he said, stressing that "criticism of the convention not being applied keeps increasing in Germany."

The minister, who has just revised the number of asylum seekers who arrived in Germany last year to 890,000 -- down from a previous estimate of 1.1 million -- reiterated Berlin's commitment to taking its share of refugees who arrived in Greece and Italy in 2015 and the start of 2016.

"Germany is ready to welcome up to 500 people per month" from the two countries, he said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


India-Pakistan
Indian army base in held Kashmir comes under attack, one BSF trooper killed
[DAWN] At least one trooper of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed and another injured when suspected forces of Evil opened fire on an Indian army camp in India-held Kashmire on Sunday night, reported the Hindustan Times.

"One BSF man has been killed and another injured," Imtiyaz Hussain Mir, senior police superintendent of Baramulla town.

The attack on the camp of India's 46 Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla, which also houses a unit of the Border Security Force (BSF), started at around 10:30 pm and repeated exchanges of fire ensued.

The suspected forces of Evil threw grenades and opened fire with automatic weapons.

The attackers tried to enter the camp through a public park, reported the Times of India. They then took positions on the banks of the Jhelum river, the Bandipora police control room said.

It was not clear whether the attackers had breached the army camp perimeter.

The Indian Army's Northern Command said the situation is "contained and under control", without saying whether any suspected forces of Evil had been killed or captured.

The camp is located in Janbazpora on the outskirts of Baramulla city, 54 km from capital Srinagar. The city of Baramulla is a garrison town and has a heavy presence of Indian security forces.
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Widow of ex-South Florida al Qaeda figure reported in Pakistan hostage swap
[MIAMIHERALD] Nearly two years after Pakistain’s army said it killed runaway terrorist leader and ex-Broward resident Adnan El Shukrijumah,
...known formally as Adnan Gulshair Muhammad El Shukrijumah —alias Abu Arif, alias Jafar Al-Tayar, alias Javier Robles. He was a Saudi computer engineer whose Wahhabi missionary father moved the family to Guyana when he was very young. He was a very bad man indeed, until he was (or perhaps was not) killed...
the FBI still hasn’t verified his death. But recent news reports say al Qaeda recently claimed that Shukrijumah’s widow was one of three women released by Pakistain in exchange for the son of the country’s former army chief.
If he is not dead, the release of his wife will no doubt be very welcome, and if he is she'll make a lovely wife for someone else. Jihadis do like to recycle...
The other women reportedly handed over to al Qaeda in the exchange were the adult daughters of Ayman al Zawahiri
... Formerly second in command of al-Qaeda, now the head cheese, occasionally described as the real brains of the outfit. Formerly the Mister Big of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Bumped off Abdullah Azzam with a car boom in the course of one of their little disputes. Is thought to have composed bin Laden's fatwa entitled World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders. Currently residing in the North Wazoo area assuming he's not dead like Mullah Omar. He lost major face when he ordered the nascent Islamic State to cease and desist and merge with the orthodx al-Qaeda spring, al-Nusra...
, who took over as leader after the late Osama bin Laden
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


Iraq
U.S. helped clinch Iraq oil deal to keep Mosul battle on track
[Reuters] - Shuttle diplomacy by the United States' envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition brokered an oil deal between Iraq and its Kurdish region vital to a climactic battle with the jihadists, diplomats, officials and oil men say.

The oil revenue-sharing deal sealed in August was critical to getting the central and regional governments to coordinate planning for a push on the Islamic State stronghold Mosul, which Kurdish peshmerga forces surround on three sides, as soon as this month, the sources said.

Brett McGurk shuttled from Iraqi Kurdistan capital Erbil to Baghdad and back again from the first half of April, culminating in a June 19 meeting in Erbil with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Massoud Barzani and Iraqi National Security Advisor Falah Fayad.

Barzani "met McGurk and said, 'We cannot afford Mosul. We need oil and revenues back," said a high level source close to the Kurds. "If it wasn't for McGurk, this deal would have never happened."

The Kurdish region is home to Iraq's major northern oilfields but a quarrel over who benefits from export revenues has become a prolonged, tangled and emotive dispute.

In early 2014 Baghdad slashed funds to the KRG, which then began exporting oil independently via a pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2016 08:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Opening a new era of Iraqi cooperation?
Posted by: Bobby || 10/03/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||


ISIS artillery hits Turkish troops, Iraqi militia near Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Militants of the terrorist group of ISIS launched a mortar attack on Saturday targeting Turkish troops deployed in Iraqi territories and forces of al-Hashd al-Watani led by former governor of Nineveh Ethel Nujaifi in a military camp near the city of Mosul.

The Iraqi Shafaq News reported that several mortar shells were fired by ISIS militants targeting the Turkish troops in Camp Zilkan north of Mosul.

The website added that the attack also targeted fighters of al-Hashd al-Watani, but the bombardment did not cause any losses.

The estimated number of the Turkish troops stationed at Camp Zilkan near the town of Bashiqa is 1200 soldiers.

The Iraqi government, in different occasions, firmly rejected the existence of the Turkish troops in the Iraqi territories and considered it a violation of the country’s sovereignty.

On the other hand, Turkish authorities say the troops were sent to Iraq to help in the fight against the terrorist group which controls the city of Mosul that is considered the capital of Nineveh province, and the second largest city in country.

Posted by: badanov || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US airstrikes hammer ISIS positions in Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Fighter jets of US-led coalition launched Saturday morning a series of air strikes which are considered the most violent in the past months targeting sites of ISIS terrorist group in the north eastern part of the city of Mosul.

Peshmerga officer Resan al-Mulla, in a press statement, said that fighter jets launched 13 air raids on sites controlled by ISIS militants in the areas of Bashiqa, al-Fadiliyah, al-Noran, Batnaya and al-Qosyat near the city of Mosul.

“The bombardment was very heavy as flames and billows of smoke intensively spiraled into the sky from the targeted sites,” Mulla explained.

In regards to casualties in the ranks of ISIS due to these raids, Mulla elaborated that there is no accurate information until now because the results of the air raids are shrouded in secrecy and also reliable sources in these areas are difficult to be reached.

Air strikes of the US-led coalition targeting sites controlled by ISIS are increased together with the countdown to begin the military campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the grip of ISIS.

ISIS commander in Mosul has a Very Bad Day

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – What so-called ISIS military chief in the southern part of Mosul was killed Sunday in an air strike launched by the international coalition led the Unites States.

Shafaq News reported that a fighter jet targeted a BMW vehicle ridden by Mohamed Ali Mohamed nicknamed Henadi Abu Shawarib and three others in al-Houd village near al-Qayyarah.

The news website added that the air strike completely damaged the vehicle and killed all four passengers including Abu Shawarib who serves as ISIS military chief in south Mosul.

Abu Shawarib committed several crimes and violations towards innocent civilians. He was responsible for shedding the blood of Iraqi security personnel, blowing up houses of Iraqi policemen and other crimes.

The international coalition continue to target ISIS leaders and prominent members as part of a plan aiming to destroy the capabilities of the terrorist group in order to facilitate the mission of Iraqi armed forces and Peshmerga forces to liberate areas controlled by ISIS.
Posted by: badanov || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Shafaq News reported that a fighter jet targeted a BMW vehicle ridden by Mohamed Ali Mohamed

BMWs for the leadership. The ranks get Fiats.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/03/2016 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Not Toyotas?
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/03/2016 13:23 Comments || Top||


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 5 die


2 die in bombing attack in Basmaya

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Eleven persons were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device southeast of Baghdad, Al Mada website reported on Sunday.

The Iraqi media outlet stated, “This morning, an improvised explosive device exploded in the Industrial Neighborhood in Basmaya area, southeast of Baghdad, killing two persons and wounding nine other with several injuries.”

“Security forces rushed to the area, and transferred the wounded to Mahmudiyah Hospital to receive treatment and the bodies to the forensic medicine department,” Al Mada added.

It is worth to mention that Iraq is witnessing a surge of violence since 2013, while the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that more than 2162 Iraqi casualties were recorded in different areas of the country in September.

3 more die in two other bomb attacks

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Sunday, 24 persons were either killed or wounded in a series of bombings that hit the capital, Baghdad, according to Iraqi media outlets.

Rudaw website stated that an improvised explosive device exploded, this morning, near a shops in Hayy Euphrates area, southwest of Baghdad, killing one person and wounding six others.

Earlier today, a bomb exploded in the Industrial Neighborhood in Basmaya area, southeast of Baghdad, killing two persons and wounding nine others.

After a while, third explosion hit a popular market in Husseinya Rashidiya area, in northern Baghdad, killing two persons and injuring four others.

Police forces imposed strict procedures around the areas of incidents, and transferred the wounded to nearby hospitals and the bodies to the forensic medicine department.

According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Iraq is witnessing a surge of violence since 2013, and the capital Baghdad was the most affected where total civilian casualties amounted to 1127 people.
Posted by: badanov || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:


Anbar Antics


Kop dies in IED explosion in Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Police Command announced on Sunday that three policemen were either killed or wounded in an explosion while trying to dismantle an improvised explosive device, in western Fallujah.

The Command said in a press statement, “This morning, an improvised explosive device exploded in a main road in al-Nassaf area in western Fallujah, while bomb squad forces were trying to dismantle it, killing one policeman and wounded two others severely.”

“Security forces rushed to the area of incident, and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the body to the forensic medicine department,” the statement explained. “Strict procedures were imposed in the area in anticipation of the presence of other bombs,” the statement added.

Iraqi forces kill 9 ISIS Bad Guys in Heet Island.

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Sunday, Jazeera and Badiya Operations Command announced killing nine members of the Islamic State group (ISIS), and seizing 500 improvised explosive devices during the liberation battles of Heet Island, west of Ramadi.

The commander of Jazeera Operations, Major General Qassim Mohamadi, said in a press statement, “Security forces from Jazeera Operations and the army’s 7th brigade carried out a military operation that targeted gatherings of ISIS in the areas of al-Zawiya and al-Waradiyah, in Heet Island.”

“The joint forces clashed with the armed members of ISIS, and were able to kill nine militants of the terror group,” Mohamadi explained.

Mohamadi also added that the security forces also seized 500 improvised explosive device, 150 local-made Jahannam missiles and 10 booby-trapped barrels, in addition to destroying an explosives factory in al-Waradiyah area, in western Ramadi.

Local officials receive payoff for release of ISIS prisoners

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Sunday, tribal leader Ahmed al-Hamadi emphasized that some security leaders in Anbar province are accepting bribes in order to release prisoners belong the Islamic State group.

Hamadi, in a press statement, said, “There are a lot of ISIS members in prison, and some security officials in Anbar started to release them after accepting bribes reaching 100 million US dollars.”

Hamadi also accused the Iraqi government with negligence and dereliction, for not taking the necessary action against the corrupted officials.

Meanwhile, member of Anbar Provincial Council, karim Karbouli refused Hamadi’s accusations, denying that the security officials in Anbar accepted bribes to release ISIS prisoners.

“It is impossible to eliminate corruption and bribery in the government institutions, but releasing ISIS prisoners in exchange of bribes is completely untrue,” Karbouli said.

Some bloggers published photo on Facebook of people said to have been arrested on charges of belonging to the Islamic state group, but they were later released, after deals arranged by some officials in Anbar.

170 families evacuated from Heet

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command announced on Sunday, that the security forces evacuated 170 families from the areas of Heet Island, west of Ramadi.

Leader of al-Hashd al-shaabi, Qatari al-Samarmad, said in a press statement, “Today, joint security forces managed to evacuate 170 families, mostly women and children, from the areas of Heet Island.”

“The security forces secured the exit of the civilian families, and transferred them to safe areas in Heet district,” Samarmad added.

“The security forces are stationed in the axes of Heet Island in the areas of al-Dolab, banks of Euphrates River and central Heet, in order to receive the civilians fleeing from the ISIS group,” Samarmad explained.
Posted by: badanov || 10/03/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Six East Jerusalem residents charged with supporting ISIS, planning attacks
[Ynet] Two members of the group planned to attack Israeli government buildings in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; one member preached to the others that all infidels, Jews, Crusaders, and Arabs that don't follow ISIS must be destroyed.

Six residents of Shuafat and 'Anata in East Jerusalem were indicted on Sunday for supporting ISIS. Some of them were also charged with trying to join the terror organization's ranks in Syria and with planning terror attacks in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

According to the indictment, which was filed by the Jerusalem District Attorney, during 2015 and until August 2016, the defendants worked both together and separately to support and join ISIS. They allegedly established a study group ("halaqah") that met several times every week to learn the terror organization's ideology.

During these study meetings, the members of the halaqah watched ISIS videos, including speeches by leaders of the terror group, reenactments of battles, acts of murder and reports from ISIS claiming to have taken over different areas.

Ahmad Shweiki, one of the defendants, preached to the participants that they must destroy infidels, Jews, Crusaders and Arabs who don't follow the laws 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....
. He instructed the members to cut their hair and grow their beards the way ISIS fighters do, as well as fold the ends of their pants legs as ISIS fighters do.

According to the indictment, two of the defendants--Amr al-Bayah and Mohammed Hamid from Shuafat--met after they both failed to leave Israel for Syria to join ISIS. al-Bayah allegedly said in that meeting that he plans on carrying out an attack against Jews in Israel, and Hamid accepted the former's offer to join him.

After realizing they would not be able to purchase a Kalashnikov (AK-47) rifle, al-Bayah told Hamid that he could buy a shipping container where they could prepare explosives to be used in a bombing they were planning at Kiryat HaMemshala (a complex of government buildings) in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv.

Hamid suggested they carry out a bombing near the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, but al-Bayah said he preferred to attack the government buildings.

Until his arrest, Hamid managed to save NIS 1,000 for the purpose of buying weapons. When he heard that police forces were on their way to his home to arrest him, he erased all of the content from his cellphone so police would not see the ISIS-related content he had on it.

Another defendant, 24-year-old Saad 'Alamein, allegedly tried to recruit Yusef al-Sheikh 'Amr, 29, for terror activity. 'Alamein was at the time working at a construction site in Rishon Lezion, where he found a box with old army uniforms. The two decided to use the uniforms for training, shooting attacks, and kidnappings they had planned, all inspired by ISIS.
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'Russian planes' destroy Syria's Cave Hospital
A hospital dug into a mountain in Syria has reportedly been taken out of action after airstrikes. The International Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations said there were minor injuries when the Dr Hasan Al-Araj hospital, also known as the Cave Hospital, was struck twice on Sunday.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has claimed Russian warplanes carried out the attacks that hit the hospital just outside Hama province.

It is also claimed another hospital was destroyed over the weekend. The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media has released footage said to be of Al-Kindi hospital in northern Aleppo. It was reportedly taken by Syrian government troops and allies.

These are the latest in a growing number of attacks on hospitals throughout Syria. Syrian and Russian warplanes have been blamed for a series of strikes that have damaged hospitals and clinics in rebel-held parts of the country.
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#1  Given what hospitals in Dar are usually CCC, just like mosques are usually ammo warehouses, all I can say молодец!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/03/2016 11:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Good one Assad.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/03/2016 16:47 Comments || Top||


Rebels to begin attack on Dabiq
[ARA News] The US-led coalition is supporting a Turkey-backed offensive by Syrian rebels on the town of Dabiq, which is of strategic importance for the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group.

“The Coalition is actively supporting [Turkey-backed] Syrian opposition forces as they advance to within a few kilometers of ISIL’s weakening stronghold Dabiq,” US-led coalition envoy Brett McGurk said on Sunday, using another acronym for ISIS.

Dabiq is strategically important for ISIS, and the main ISIS magazine is named after the town, which is mentioned in an Islamic Hadith about the end of the world.

ISIS believes Dabiq is where Muslim and infidel forces will eventually face each other. “After the infidel forces’ defeat, the apocalypse will begin”, according to the Hadith.

On 24 August, Turkey launched the Euphrates Shield operation with the main aim to prevent the Syrian Kurds from uniting their canton administrations into one federal zone.

This led to clashes between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkey-backed rebels.

In the meantime, both the SDF and the Turkey-backed rebels are moving in the direction of al-Bab, another main stronghold for ISIS in northern Syria.
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ISIS launches new attack on Hasakah
[ARA News] HASAKAH – Clashes broke out between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate on Sunday.

ISIS launched a fierce attack on the YPG headquarters in the town of Azzawi in southern Hasakah, using mortar shells and heavy machine guns.

At least four Kurdish fighters were killed and seven more wounded under ISIS fire, military sources reported.

“Our forces responded by bombing ISIS positions near Margada town in the southern countryside of Hasakah,” a YPG spokesman told ARA News.

“This led to fierce clashes broke out and continued for at least three hours, and heavy weapons were used,” the official said.

More than a dozen of ISIS militants were killed and scores more wounded in the clashes, that centred in the area between Margada and Azzawi.

“The clashes stopped in the midnight on Sunday, and the terrorists were forced to withdraw towards their bases in Margada under heavy blows by the YPG units,” the source said.

ISIS Fortifications
Islamic State (ISIS) militants have started digging trenches in the vicinity of Margada, a town in northeastern Syria. On Thursday, local sources reported that fortifications were being erected to protect the town’s ISIS headquarters.

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recently expelled ISIS from major areas in Hasakah Governorate.

The town of Margada is the last ISIS stronghold in Hasakah. It is located on the administrative border between Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor.

“Islamic State members have dug a trench around the northern part of Margada. The project is expected to proceed and cover the town’s suburbs from all sides,” local media activist Azzam Khallawi told ARA News.

The group has also planted dozens of landmines in the vicinity of Margada in a bid to impede the SDF’s advance.

“We are already aware of those tactics by this terrorist group,” an SDF spokesman told ARA News. “ISIS believes that such kind of fortifications could prevent our forces from retaking Margada but we reassure them that we’re prepared for any scenario.”

ISIS launched a similar project in November 2015, fortifying its headquarters and digging trenches near al-Hawl. However, the project was ultimately unsuccessful as ISIS was driven from the border town by US-backed SDF fighters.
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Syrian army calls on rebels to leave Aleppo, offers safe passage
Such a deal!
[ARA News] ALEPPO – The Syrian regime and allies made new gains in the fight against rebel groups in Aleppo on Sunday, continuing a week-old ground operation aimed at retaking the eastern part of the city.

The Syrian army called on rebels to withdraw from the area, offering aid supplies and a safe passage.

“The army’s general command calls all armed fighters in eastern Aleppo to leave these neighborhoods and let civilian residents live their normal lives,” the Syrian army said in a statement, published by the regime-linked news agency SANA.

Supported by Russian air cover and Iranian-backed militias, the pro-Assad forces launched a fierce military campaign against rebel-held eastern Aleppo last week.

This comes after a ceasefire collapsed last month.

According to the United Nations, the regime-led assault has led to the destruction of most of the hospitals and medical centres in eastern Aleppo.

The Syrian army and allied forces captured the Handcart district and parts of the Shuqaif industrial area after heavy fighting with rebels.

In the meantime, local sources told ARA News that Russian and Syrian airstrikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo continued on Sunday, reporting dozens of civilian casualties.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


17 families released as ISIS human shields

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Jazeera and Badiya Operations Command declared on Sunday freeing 17 families from the grip of the Islamic State group (ISIS), west of Mosul, and added that ISIS used these families as human shields during battles.

The commander of Jazeera Operations, Major General Qassim al-Mohamadi, said in a press statement, “This morning, joint security forces carried out an operation in the areas of al-Jawa’na and al-Dankiyah that are located between the Islands of Baghdadi and Heet, and were able to free 17 families that were used by ISIS as human shields during battles.”

“The coming hours will witness notable military achievements in the liberation battles of Heet and the western areas from the ISIS control,” Mohamadi added.

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