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Planned Hezbollah terror attacks in Haifa thwarted, six arrested
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 16:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [334 views] Top|| File under:

#1  His head stuck in Sand or in Dickens,
He often would squawk, "The plot thickens!"
He'd peck up a novel
Like chicken on gravel,
But good work? "It's mighty slim pickings."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/07/2016 18:36 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
LASD Sergeant Dies After Being Shot
[ABC7] A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sergeant died after being shot during a deputy-involved shooting in Lancaster, authorities said.

The department identified him as Steve Owen, 53, a 29-year veteran of the department who had spent the last five years at the Lancaster Station.

Owen and another deputy had responded to a burglary call around noon in the 3200 block of West Avenue J7, sheriff's officials said. The area was contained and during the containment gunfire was heard in the back of the location.

The deputy at the front of the complex ran in the direction of the gunfire and found Owen suffering from a gunshot wound. The suspect then fled the area on foot, ran to the front of the home and attempted to steal Owen's patrol car, according to authorities.

The suspect put the car into reverse, ramming the second patrol car, which resulted in a second deputy-involved shooting, authorities said.

Authorities said the suspect then fled from the area on foot and ran into another home with two teens inside. Special Enforcement Bureau officers were able to get the teens safely out of the home before the suspect was taken into custody.

Capt. Steven Katz said the suspect, who is on active parole, may have suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body and was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. A weapon was also recovered.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I prefer law enforcement officers who die before being shot.
Posted by: jpal || 10/07/2016 10:02 Comments || Top||

#2  I had to read that twice to understand. I too prefer they pass peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a long full life.

Is the percentage of LEO's killed by black criminals known? Perhaps that might shed light on the number of blacks shot by law enforcement. Is there greater threat from one population over others?
BLM is emboldened by our media and our president. If there is a truth to open conflict between criminal blacks and the rest of society it should be known and shared widely. That can reduce the conflict or allows it's prosecution to conclusion.
Posted by: Rob06 || 10/07/2016 16:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Is the percentage of LEO's killed by black criminals known?

I'm sure every category of cop-on-black-criminal shooting is known, documented, and exaggerated. The information you are requesting is "restricted" by our Government and their media spokesholes/protectors
Posted by: Frank G || 10/07/2016 21:39 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban’s shadow governor for Kunduz killed during clashes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The shadow provincial governor of the Taliban group Mullah Abdul Salam was killed during festivities with the Afghan cops in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

According to the security officials, Mullah Salam was initially injured during festivities with the Afghan forces and departed this vale of tears after he was taken to the hospital Chardara district.

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

The Talibs launched a coordinated attack on the strategic Kunduz city earlier this week with an aim to capture the control of the city but the Afghan forces managed to repulse the attack although sporadic festivities still continue in the outskirts of the city.

The Talibs have launched numerous attacks on Kunduz city since it was retaken by the Afghan Special Operations Forces earlier in the month of October.

The Taliban Lions of Islam were accused of horrific criminal activities after they seized control of the city, including murders, rape, kidnappings, use of civilians as shields, looting of public and private properties.

The Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan said at least 50 non-combatants were killed and over 350 others were maimed.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
the rights organization said the number could be relatively higher as AIHRC said their statistics was based on hospital reports and several others had not been taken to hospital after they were killed or injured.

More on Kunduz from the Nation (Pakistan)
KUNDUZ: More than 100 Taliban militants have been killed as clash between the hardliner Taliban group and government forces for the control of northern Kunduz city entered its fourth day on Thursday, police spokesman in the northern zone Mahfozullah Akbari said.

"Latest update on the situation in Kunduz city is that more than 100 rebels have been killed and scores more injured," Akbari told Xinhua.

Several bodies have been collected from different parts of the city and cleanup operation has been continuing to return law and order in the city, the official added.

However, he contended that the ongoing cleanup operation against militants has slowed down because the militants have been using the civilians as human shield to undermine the crackdown.

"Since the militants have been using civilians as human shields and have taken positions in residential houses therefore, the operations have been slowed down in order to protect the civilians," Akbari asserted.

Nevertheless, he stressed that the militants have been retreated from some areas in the city.

Taliban militants overrun parts of Kunduz city the capital of Kunduz province 250 km north of Kabul on Monday and the government forces have yet to dislodge militants and clean up the city from the insurgents.

During the operations against militants, according Akbari, four security personnel have been killed and eight others injured.

However, Taliban outfit in contact with media, besides claiming inflicting huge casualties to the government forces also insisted the militants are in control of major parts of the embattled Kunduz city.

Although there is no official statistic about civilians' casualties over the past four days of war in Kunduz, the Kunduz residents say that hundreds of thousands of families have been stranded in their houses due to relentless firing.

"We have no power, no water and even no food," Azizullah of Kunduz city told Xinhua.

He also noted that many families are looking for ceasefire to leave their houses for safer places, but so far no sign of halting hostility is in sight.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
HoR member’s home in Ben Jawad attacked, brother seized
[Libya Herald] Armed forces said to be loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter are reported to have attacked the Ben Jamad home of House of Representatives member Amer Omran and seized his brother.

According to Omran, who was not present at the time, gunnies stormed the house and locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
his brother Fathi. He did not say who the attackers other than that they were an official state force.

Omran, a member for Sidra, is reported to have been subject to repeated political harassment and threats in recent months because of his support for the Libyan Political Agreement and his alliance with Ibrahim Jadhran.

The Presidency Council has condemned the attack.

Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Ghariani associate kidnapped in Tripoli
[Libya Herald] A member of Grand Mufti Sadik al-Ghariani’s Dar al-Ifta (Fatwa House) has been kidnapped in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
. Sheikh Nadir al-Omrani was seized by gunnies in two cars early this morning close to his house in the capital’s Hadba al-Khadra district while on his ways to prayers at the nearby Fuatir mosque.

Omrani, 45, a member of the board directors of Dar al-Ifta and chairman of the Libyan Scholars’ Association, is one of controversial grand mufti’s closest aides.

The identity of his kidnappers is unknown. Colleagues have suggested that either supporters of the so-called 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....
or of Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter and Operation Dignity are involved. For its part, the Dar al-Ifta has said that responsibility for his safety lay with the Presidency Concil and the security forces in the city. It warned that such an unacceptable incident could lead to bloodshed in the country.

The Presidency Council has also condemned the abduction saying it had instructed the interior ministry to find the criminals and ensure Omrani was released as soon as possible.

It is not known if it connected but yesterday, on his Tanasah TV channel, Ghariani accused Misratans gangs of kidnapping people in Tripoli for ransom.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Shaboobs kill 6 in Kenya
Somalia’s extremist Shabaab militants on Thursday claimed an attack on a residential compound in the restive northeastern Kenyan town of Mandera that left six “Christians” dead, according to their Telegram account.

The statement said the attack in the early hours of Thursday was “planned… and killed Christians” in the Kenyan region.

The attack targeted a gated residential building which mainly housed non-locals, less than a kilometer (0.6 miles) from the volatile Somalia border town of Beled Hawa.

“We have suffered yet another attack in Mandera and sadly we have lost six people,” Governor Ali Roba said in a statement.

Police chief Joseph Boinnet told AFP that there were 33 people inside the compound when the attack took place. The others escaped unharmed.

Security official Mohamud Ali Saleh said the attackers used explosives to gain access to the fortified building.

“We highly suspect the attackers are members of the Shabaab insurgent group, who have sneaked across the porous border,” he said.

“These criminal gangs are desperate to hurt innocent Kenyans since they were defeated badly and routed out of all their hideouts in the neighboring country.”

Saleh said that security officers who were carrying out regular patrols of the border heard gunshots and explosions and quickly responded.

Several attacks in the region have seen Shabaab militants target Christians.
Posted by: badanov || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill suicide bomber
[THENEWSNIGERIA.NG] Nigerian Army says troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE intercepted and neutralized a male jacket wallah at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State early Thursday morning.

Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations said in a statement that the suicide bomber had attempted to infiltrate through the troops forward defences at Jidari Polo general area, came in through Alidawari village about 4 kilometres ahead of Jidari strapped with heavy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) vest.

"The vigilant troops on sighting him laid in wait for the intruder when vehemently refused to stop despite several warnings and challenges. A marksman neutralized the suicide bomber.

"The combined team of Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) safely detonated the IED laden vest on the suicide bomber," said Usman.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Army ‘Successfully’ Captures Boko Haram Terrorists’ Last Strongholds In Northeast
[360NOBS] Speaking on Wednesday to newsmen in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor stated that the capture of the terrorists’ last stronghold was a pointer to the level of success recorded by the army.

The Major General also averred that the success was achieved not without cost, as the troops lost both lives and equipment.

Irabor said that since the September 27, capture of the areas, the army had consolidated its position by keeping the place safe.

He said: "As you know, Malamfatori is in our kitty; our troops are consolidating on the capture of Malamfatori, Abadam and Gashigar.

"The last time we met I told you that we were looking forward to capturing these areas which were the last strongholds of the Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
terrorists, that we have done successfully."
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Saudi airstrikes kill dozens of militias near Jazan
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s Apache helicopters killed dozens of Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias and Republican Guard officers ‐ who are loyal to deposed President President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
‐ in targeted air strikes on Thursday at the border near the southwestern Saudi province of Jazan.

Saudi forces also repelled an attack by militias off the Yemeni border, an Al Arabiya News correspondent reported, which targeted Asir region, south of Makkah.

The Apache attacks come after a Houthi rocket landed on Wednesday in Jazan and injured a Yemeni resident in al-Tawal village.

Saudi Arabia has been ramping up counter-attacks in recent days after militias launched several cross border rocket attacks.

Clashes in Taiz
Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
six Houthi forces of Evil and their Saleh allies were killed and 13 maimed in festivities with the Popular Resistance ‐ who are backed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government ‐ in the western province of Taiz, south of Yemen’s capital Sanaa.

Yemen’s government led by Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr returned to Aden from exile in Saudi Arabia last month.

Hadi and his cabinet fled to Saudi Arabia, which led a Saudi-led Arab coalition against the Houthis in March 2015. After 18 months of fighting, the Houthis and their allies control most of the north - including the capital Sanaa - while forces loyal to Hadi and the popular resistance control the south.

Major setbacks
A year and a half into Yemen’s ongoing war between the Saudi-backed government of Hadi and Iran-backed Houthi militias have caused several loses on both sides, however recent months have seen the Houthi movement suffer major setbacks after the deaths of senior militia leaders.

Military analysts consider the formation of a national salvation government by the militias as a response to the crisis caused by their losses, AlArabiya.net reported.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
German Courts Jail IS Fighter for Nearly Seven Years, Sentence Other Islamist Group Suppliers
[AnNahar] Two German courts Thursday jailed an Islamic State group jihadist and handed prison terms to four men for backing another Islamist militant group in Syria.

In one trial, a German-Turkish citizen named only as Kerim Marc B. received a jail term of six years and nine months for swearing allegiance to IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and joining the group in combat. The 23-year-old from the western city Duesseldorf had assumed the nom de guerre Abu Zulfikar and fought in a unit of predominantly Bosnian militants in 2013-14 before he was arrested in Turkey in 2015, the court heard.

Prosecutors in the Duesseldorf trial presented photos of B. with an AK-47 assault rifle and hand grenades and said that even in pre-trial detention, he had sought to convert fellow inmates. Before the verdict was read, the defendant told the judges he had "completely turned my back on the Islamic State".
Back in the Dar, that can land you underneath a toppled wall...
In another trial, four men were sentenced for supporting a Syrian rebel group the court labeled a "foreign terrorist organization," the hardline Islamist Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
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The four men had supplied the militia, which is battling the regime of President Bashar Assad, with thousands of second-hand military jackets and boots as well as ambulances, the court in the southwestern city of Stuttgart heard. They received terms ranging from three and a half years jail to a suspended prison term of one year and nine months.
Added after the rollover for the record, another An Nahar article names the four:
Lebanese citizen Kassem El-R., 33, was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison by the Stuttgart state court. Hassan A.S., 30, also Lebanese, 32-year-old German-Lebanese dual citizen Ali F., and 50-year old German Nuran B. received suspended sentences. Their last names weren't given in accordance with German privacy rules.

In 2013 and 2014, they provided the group with 7,500 boots and 6,000 jackets and other goods worth 130,000 euros, procured through B.'s army-surplus company in Amstetten and in a delivery organized by El-R. -- who also provided five ambulances.

Ahrar al-Sham is Syria's most powerful non-jihadist rebel group, with a commanding presence in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. It espouses a hardline Islamist ideology and works closely with former al-Qaida affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  You'll get out just in time for the fourth quarter or maybe the post game party...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/07/2016 2:48 Comments || Top||


European colonist briefs
Shots fired at centre where France wants to rehouse Calais migrants

[Ynet] Shots were fired at a planned migrant centre in the French seaside resort town of Saint Brevin overnight, an attack the housing minister called "an act of extreme racism". According to officials, bullets smashed windows in the building on France's western coast, one of a number of properties across the country where the government is planning to rehouse people moved out of the crowded "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais.

Shots were also fired on Wednesday night at a building in Saint-Hilaire-du-Rosier in southeastern France where migrants are also due to be housed, according to a police source.

Migrants March from Belgrade towards Hungary

[AnNahar] Some 300 migrants on Tuesday began to march from Belgrade towards Hungary in a desperate bid to enter the European Union, two days after a void referendum in Serbia's northern neighbor. Escorted by police from Belgrade to Zemun, a northwestern suburb of the capital, they began their 200-kilometer (120-mile) trek towards the Balkan nation's northern border, state-run television channel RTS reported.

A similar attempt to break through the border in July ended in failure.

The number of migrants blocked inside Serbia has grown significantly since Hungary in July introduced tough new measures aimed at stopping them crossing the border. According to the U.N. refugee agency, more than 5,500 migrants are currently stuck in Serbia, which estimates it can accommodate 6,000 to 7,000 people.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Monday voiced concerns over the situation and said it might have to "close the border to migrants" if they continued to enter the country without being able to continue their onward journey to western Europe. Although the route was effectively shut down in March, migrants have continued to cross the region in smaller numbers -- a few hundred a day -- often with the help of traffickers.

According to Serbian authorities, more than 102,000 migrants have been registered in the country since the beginning of the year.

Libyan minister urges EU not to return refugees to Mideast

[Ynet] The foreign minister of Libya's Western-backed unity government is urging European nations to find solutions to the refugee crisis other than pushing migrants to countries outside the EU.

Libya is embroiled in factional violence that excludes it from any EU list of "safe countries" for migrant returns.

Other North African countries, however, have reached agreement with the EU to receive rejected asylum-seekers. Mohammed Taher Siyala criticized any attempts to "export responsibilities and burdens ... as a result of illegal migration by dumping them on our shoulders and other countries."

Libya snubs EU calls for refugee camps on its shores

Four-star French general punished over anti-migrant demo

[AlAhram] A retired French general who took part in a protest against migrants in the northern port of Calais has been stripped of his right to wear his uniform, the defence ministry said Thursday. Christian Piquemal, a former head of the French Foreign Legion, defied the authorities on February 6 by addressing a banned demonstration against the makeshift "Jungle" camp housing thousands of migrants hoping to reach Britain.

Around 100 people, some shouting "This is our land" and "Migrants out", attended the rally organised by a local chapter of the anti-migrant German movement Pegida. Several people were arrested.

EU launches tough border force to curb migrant crisis

[AlAhram] The EU's beefed-up version of its struggling border force went into operation Thursday, in a rare show of unity by the squabbling bloc trying find a common strategy to tackle its worst migration crisis since World War II.

European Union officials inaugurated the new task force at the Kapitan-Andreevo checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Turkish border, the main land frontier via which migrants try to enter the bloc to avoid the dangerous Mediterranean sea crossing.

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG) will have at the ready some 1,500 officers from 19 member states who can be swiftly mobilised in case of emergency such as a sudden rush of migrants.

Brussels hopes the revamped agency will not just increase security, but also help heal the huge rifts that have emerged between western and eastern member states clashing over the EU's refugee policies.

The long-term goal is to lift the border controls inside the bloc and restore the passport-free Schengen Zone.

The boosted force is an expansion of Frontex, founded in 2004 to help coordinate Europe-wide efforts to combat people smuggling and illegal migration.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
10 hurt in bomb attack near Istanbul police station
[Ynet] A bomb placed on a cycle of violence went kaboom! on Thursday near a cop shoppe in Istanbul, wounding at least 10 people, a bigwig said.

Vasip Sahin, the governor for Istanbul, told news hounds at the scene in the Yenibosna district that none of the injured was at death's door, retracting an earlier statement that one person was seriously hurt.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which could be heard from the city's nearby Ataturk Airport. Sahin said the investigation was ongoing and of the victims Thursday were civilians.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
India says it foils attack on Kashmir base, kills three suspected militants
[TRIBUNE.PK] Indian soldiers rubbed out three suspected gunnies who tried to raid an army base in northern Kashmire on Thursday, police said, the latest in a wave of attacks that has raised tensions with neighbouring Pakistain.

The three men were found in an orchard near the army base in Kupwara district near the Line of Control, the de facto border that divides the Himalayan region between India and Pakistain.

Police superintendent Ghulam Jeelani said the attackers engaged in heavy firing with soldiers before they retreated from the base, the second to be attacked in days in northern Kashmire. The attack came as India and Pakistain exchanged more gunfire across the de facto border in Kashmire, despite a 2003 ceasefire, setting off panic among residents in border areas.

Tensions have escalated sharply since last week, when India announced its special forces had carried out a strike against gunnies camped on the Pakistain side of Kashmire and inflicted significant casualties. Pakistain denied such a strike had taken place but vowed to retaliate against any Indian aggression.

The latest round of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours over Kashmire began after gunnies killed 19 soldiers in an army camp, the deadliest toll in nearly two decades. India said the attackers had come from Pakistain but Islamabad demanded credible proof.

Pakistain denies sending fighters to Kashmire but says it gives moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in their 27-year struggle for self-determination. The two sides traded artillery fire across the Line of Control in Nowshera, Pallanwala and Mendhar sections overnight, the Indian army said.

Twenty shops were gutted in Sabjiyan sector when a shell landed, Poonch deputy commissioner Mohammad Haroon Malik said. "People are terrified. They are demanding underground community shelters to protect themselves from firing," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
Iraqi Jailhouse Stories: 20 detained


Karbala kops kapture kabooming kitz

(IraqiNews.com) Karbala – On Thursday the Karbala Police Directorate announced that it had discovered a large cache of hidden munitions during an operation west of the province and that it had arrested 20 fugitives who were wanted on criminal and terrorism charges.

Karbala Police Chief, Major Ahmed al-Zweni, said in a press statement, “The security forces carried out several security operations in different areas of the province, and found military supplies, including 82 mortar shells, 8 hand grenades and 97 detonators.”

“Our detachments also arrested 18 persons wanted on different criminal and terrorism charges,” Zweni explained. “The detachments of the Anti-Drug directorate arrested two drug dealers from al-Basra province,” Zweni added.

Zweni also said that the operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.
Posted by: badanov || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:


Kirkuk Kombat Chronicle
2 ISIS Turban die from accidental explosives detonation
"Ask your doctor if explosives are right for you."
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – Al Mada Press reported on Thursday that 2 ISIS senior leaders accidentally killed themselves when their explosive belt prematurely detonated, west of Kirkuk.

The Iraqi media outlet stated, “An explosive belt exploded at a late hour yesterday in central Hawija killing an ISIS military commander, Abu Abdullah al-Kanadi and the Jihadist official Abu Mohamed al-Telafari while they were trying to prepare it.”

“The belt explosion caused material damages to nearby houses,” Al Mada added.

ISIS members have occupied the areas of Kirkuk Province, including Hawija, Abbasi, Riyad, Zab and al-Basheer, after capturing the city of Mosul, the center of Nineveh Province in June 2014.

Kurds repel ISIS attack on Daquq

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – Iraqi media outlets reported on Thursday, that the Peshmerga forces repulsed an attack launched by ISIS on a village, in southern Kirkuk, and added that the security forces also killed a number of ISIS members.

Al Mada Press stated, “A number of ISIS members attacked, at dawn today, al-Atshana village, in western Daquq district,” pointing out that, “Peshmerga forces managed to repulse the attack, and killed a number of the ISIS members.”

“The attack did not inflict any losses on the ranks of Peshmerga forces,” Al Mada added.

The security situation worsened in Kirkuk after the ISIS members imposed their control on many areas in the Province, including Hawija, Abbasi, Riyad, Zab and al-Basheer, after capturing the city of Mosul, the center of Nineveh Province.
Posted by: badanov || 10/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  LOL BadMan.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/07/2016 13:55 Comments || Top||

#2  It's like cement Doc!
Posted by: Shipman || 10/07/2016 13:56 Comments || Top||


Anbar Antics: 4 die


4 ISIS Bad Guys gunned down in Qaim

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Iraqi media outlets reported on Thursday that four ISIS members were killed in an armed attack launched by unidentified men in central Qaim, west of Anbar, and added that the gunmen brought down the group’s flag and raised the Iraqi flag on the area.

Al Mada Press stated, “Unidentified gunmen attacked, at noon today, a gathering of ISIS members in central Qaim district, using light weapons, killing four members of the ISIS group.”

“The gunmen managed to seize the weapons and communications devices of the ISIS members, as well as bringing down the group’s flag and raising Iraqi flag instead of it,” Al Mada added.

“The ISIS group prevented its member from approaching civilian gatherings, markets and residential areas, after being an easy target for the unidentified armed groups,” Al Mada explained.

The security forces liberated the majority of cities of Anbar, including Ramadi, Fallujah, Rutba and Heet from the ISIS grip.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die


3 Iraqi militia die in bombing attack in al-Moshahdaa

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Al Mada Press reported on Thursday that ten members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device that targeted their patrol, north of Baghdad.

The Iraqi media outlet stated, “This morning, an improvised explosive device exploded targeting a patrol of al-Hashd al-Shaabi while passing in al-Moshahda vicinity in Tarmiyah area, north of Baghdad.”

“The explosion killed three volunteer soldiers and wounded seven others, as well as causing damage to the vehicle,” Al Mada added.

“Security forces rushed to the area of incident, and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital and the bodies to the forensic medicine department,” Al Mada explained.

Iraq is witnessing a surge of violence since 2013, while the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that more than 2162 Iraqis were either killed or wounded in different areas of the country in September 2016, and added that the capital Baghdad was the most affected area.
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IDF strikes Hamas target in Gaza following mortar attack
[IsraelTimes] An IDF tank attacked a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, outpost in the southern Gazoo Strip on Thursday in response to a mortar shell fired at southern Israel earlier in the day, the army said.

Reports within the Gazoo Strip also indicated that Israeli forces struck a site in central Gazoo, east of the Bureij refugee camp, though that was not immediately confirmed by the IDF.

There were no immediate reports of Paleostinian injuries.

Earlier in the day, a mortar shell fired from Gazoo struck an open field in the Eshkol region, the army said.

It was the second such attack by Paleostinians in two days.

On Wednesday, a rocket hit the southern Israeli town of Sderot and went kaboom! in the middle of a street, causing some damage to the road, cars and nearby homes. Three people were hospitalized after suffering anxiety attacks.

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....
-affiliated Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist group took responsibility for Wednesday’s rocket launch. In a statement, the group said the attack on Sderot was a response to Hamas arresting several members of the organization.

In response, the IDF struck Hamas targets, first with tank fire approximately an hour after the rocket struck Sderot and then with a series of Arclight airstrikes in Gazoo, targeting "key Hamas strategic infrastructure," according to a military official.

In a statement, the IDF explained that Hamas ultimately "bears responsibility for every terror incident emanating from" the Gazoo Strip.

After the Arclight airstrikes Hamas reportedly sent a message to Israel calling for calm and saying the terrorist group was not interested in a further escalation of tensions.

A Hamas official said the group told Israel it would not allow other terrorist groups within Gazoo to further inflame the situation, according to Israel Radio. He said that the group passed on the message via a third party, Israel Radio reported.

Three Gaza boat activists released, several remain in custody

[IsraelTimes] New Zealand MP, two journalists on their way home; ten others await deportation after Israeli navy intercepts their vessel en route to Paleostinian enclave.

Ynet reported late Thursday that several other activists would be leaving overnight, but that three of the activists were refusing to leave Israel voluntarily.
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#1  New Zealand MP, two journalists on their way home

Hopefully the route goes through Sanaa, Damascus, and various and other sundry hellholes on the way back to Auckland.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/07/2016 11:05 Comments || Top||

#2  I hear Aleppo is lovely, this time of year.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/07/2016 13:17 Comments || Top||


Planned Hezbollah terror attacks in Haifa thwarted, six arrested
[Ynet] 6 residents of the village of Ghajar, among them three brothers and their cousin, are suspected of smuggling explosives from Leb to be used in attacks in northern Israel; plot discovered after Israeli farmer found the bombs hidden in a grove.

Six residents of the village of Ghajar in the Golan Heights were charged on Thursday with receiving explosives from Hezbollah to carry out terror attacks in Haifa.

The plot was foiled after the main defendant, Diab Kahamuz, had forgotten where he had hidden the explosives, which were later discovered by an Israeli farmer.
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#1  The plot was foiled after the main defendant, Diab Kahamuz, had forgotten where he had hidden the explosives, which were later discovered by an Israeli farmer.

Real Men of Genius
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#2  Refugee Camp Boys, sounds like something Abu Ricky do.
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Security forces foil arms deal, arrest yoots being yoots
[IsraelTimes] Israeli security forces nabbed
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a Paleostinian man believed to be on his way to an arms deal in the West Bank on Thursday, confiscating a locally produced submachine gun and what appeared to be a wooden mace, the army said.

The suspect was picked up near Halhul, a Paleostinian village outside Hebron, as part of a joint Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police operation, the army said.

Footage of the incident, which was released by the army, showed the suspect making a U-turn before his car was rushed by troops.

Upon searching the man’s vehicle, IDF soldiers found a "Carlo"-style submachine gun and what seems to be a wooden spiked mace, also known as a morning star.

The "Carlo," as the gun is known, is a homemade or craft-produced weapon that can be made using rudimentary tools found in almost any machine shop, and other basic materials, like metal water pipes.

Palestinian yoots arrested for kaboom attacks

[Ynet] Seven Palestinians have been arrested on charges of assembling pipe bombs and other explosive devices and then throwing them at those coming to pray at Rachel's Tomb; more arrests are pending.

A group of seven underage Palestinians from the Aida Refugee Camp was arrested on suspicion of preparing and throwing explosive devices at those who came to pray at Rachel's Tomb, located near the northern entrance to Bethlehem. Though no one was reported to have been injured, the seven supposedly caused a great deal of damage to the surrounding area.

The young boys, aged 16–17, reportedly learned how to prepare these bombs off the internet. They admitted under interrogation of carrying out a large number of events during which they threw pipe bombs and rocks at those visiting the site.

The group purchased the materials for the homemade bombs from within the Palestinian territories. They reportedly gathered around Rachel's Tomb on Friday afternoons, when they would throw the explosive devices and then run back to disappear into the Aida camp.

The military court extended the arrests of three of the suspects on Wednesday. The investigation is still ongoing, and additional arrests are expected.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Syrian Edtion


ISIS executes 2 in Deir ez-Zor city

[ARA News] QAMISHLI – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) executed two of its own militants on charges of ‘high treason’. The execution took place in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor city on Thursday, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

ISIS detained two members of its Islamic Police, also known as Diwan al-Hisba, after they left their post without permission.

“They tried to escape Deir ez-Zor, but the group was able to arrest them near the southern exit of the city,” local media activist Firas al-Ahmed told ARA News.

The ISIS-led Sharia Court decided to execute them on charges of committing high treason.

“The two Hisba members were executed by firing squad in the Sabha District,” the source reported, adding that hundreds of people witnessed the execution.

In July, ISIS executed six of its own militants on charges of “treason”, after accusing them of leaking security information to the US-led coalition. Informed local sources told ARA News at the time that ISIS has arrested six of its own security members of the al-Hisba department in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province.

“The ISIS leadership suspected that the al-Hisba members were leaking confidential information to the western coalition–whose airstrikes have recently killed top jihadi officials. After interrogation, the Mosul Sharia Court issued a decision to publicly execute the six suspects,” media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News in Mosul, citing an ISIS official. “The six jihadis were beheaded in front of dozens of ISIS officials in central Mosul,” al-Malla reported.
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Jihadist civil war in full swing as Jund Al-Aqsa battles Ahrar Al-Sham
[ALMASDARNEWS] Heavy festivities broke out between the Jund al-Aqsa terrorist group and their former Islamist allies Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
in the southern countryside of Idlib at the myrmidon stronghold of Khan Sheikhoun.

Jund al-Aqsa are reportedly storming the imperative town and sources suggest that they had already managed to capture several Ahrar fighters. Dozens of gunnies were killed on both sides as a result of those fierce festivities.

Both Ahrar al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa had recently released statements condemning the other side for carrying out acts of agression. al-Masdar was able to translate Ahrar's most recent statement through which it threatened to wipe out its adversary if de-escalation failed.

"A clarification for Jund al-Aqsa's aggressions:

In a series of crackdowns on ISIS sleeper cells in the liberated areas, a security office working for Ahrar al-Sham was able to catch a cell connected to Raqqa directly. We were surprised with Jund al-Aqsa's abduction of one of our members in Saraqeb while shooting his brother and beating his wife. After denying their crime initially, they admit to their wrongdoings later after surplus evidence proved their implication in the crime. Then, they requested a prisoner exchange with the captured ISIS sleepers. The presence of ISIS sleeper cells under the protection of Jund al-Aqsa is not a new thing. In fact, it is the case for all the recent sleeper cells foiled.

Also, it has become a recurring theme that Jund al-Aqsa gunnies excommunicate many of the mujahideen factions from Islam. Because Ahrar is the largest faction in the field and because of its huge responsibility and care for the revolution, it played patient to many violations by the rogue group. But now we find ourselves in front of a sharia obligation to end the mess created by those thugs and jihad thieves. We give Jund al-Aqsa 24 hours to release our brother and the remaining abductees or else we will have to amputate them for good.

And we remind that the repetition of ISIS's behavior prior to its war on the mujahideen by talking about their achievements against the regime no longer works, especially now that Jund al-Aqsa has committed many excesses in the eyes of the people. A faction that withdrew from Jaish al-Fateh and didn't participate in the decisive battles of Aleppo and Latakia is in no place to talk down on those who have given thousands of deaders all over this country. The mujahideen of Ahrar al-Sham in the fronts against the regime in Hama, Latakia, and Aleppo outnumber Jund al-Aqsa and its supporters vastly on each of those fronts, and we won't have to lessen the pressure on the regime to wipe them out."

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Assad offers rebels amnesty if they surrender Aleppo
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Rebels holed up in Aleppo can leave with their families if they lay down their arms, Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Scourge of Qusayr...
said on Thursday, vowing to press on with the assault on Syria’s largest city and recapture full control of the country.

The offer of amnesty follows two weeks of the heaviest bombardment of the five-and-a-half-year civil war, which has killed hundreds of people trapped inside Aleppo’s rebel-held eastern sector and torpedoed a US-backed peace initiative.

Fighters have accepted similar government amnesty offers in other besieged areas in recent months, notably in Daraya, a suburb of Damascus that was under siege for years until rebels surrendered it in August.

However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
rebels said they had no plan to evacuate Aleppo, the last major urban area they control, and denounced the amnesty offer as a deception.

"It’s impossible for the rebel groups to leave Aleppo because this would be a trick by the regime," Zakaria Malahifji, a The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
-based official for the Fastaqim group which is present in Aleppo, told Rooters. "Aleppo is not like other areas, it’s not possible for them to surrender."

Washington was also sceptical of government motives: "For them to suggest that somehow they’re now looking out for the interests of civilians is outrageous," White House front man Josh Earnest said, citing the heavy civilian toll from air strikes and bombardment.

The army announced a reduction in shelling and air strikes on Wednesday to allow people to leave. It backed that up with an ultimatum: "All those who do not take advantage of the provided opportunity to lay down their arms or to leave will face their inevitable fate."

The government also sent text messages to the mobile phones of some of those people trapped in the besieged sector, telling them to repudiate fighters in their midst. More than 250,000 people are believed to be trapped inside rebel-held eastern Aleppo, facing dire shortages of food and medicine.

Speaking to Danish television, Assad said he would "continue the fight with the rebels till they leave Aleppo. They have to. There’s no other option."

He said that he wanted rebels to accept a deal to leave the city along with their families and travel to other rebel-held areas, as in Daraya. Neither Assad nor his generals gave a timeline for rebels to accept their offer.

Washington accuses Moscow and Damascus of war crimes for intentionally targeting civilians, aid deliveries and hospitals to break the will of those trapped in the besieged city. Russia and Syria accuse the United States of supporting snuffies by backing rebel groups.

The war has already killed hundreds of thousands, made half of Syrians homeless, dragged in global and regional powers and left swathes of the country in the hands of jihadists from ISIS who have carried out attacks around the globe.

The United States and Russia are both fighting against ISIS but are on opposite sides in the wider civil war, with Moscow fighting to protect Assad and Washington supporting rebels against him.

Storming Aleppo’s rebel-held zone, which includes big parts of the densely populated Old City, could take months and cause a bloodbath, the UN Syria envoy warned on Thursday.

"The bottom line is in a maximum of two months, two and a half months, the city of eastern Aleppo at this rate may be totally destroyed," said Staffan de Mistura, invoking the 1990s atrocities of the Rwandan genocide and Yugolsavia’s civil war.

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Blast at Syria-Turkey border kills 29 rebels
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least 29 Syrian rebels were killed in a blast at a border crossing with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britannia-based monitoring group said it was unclear what caused the kaboom at the Atme crossing between Turkey and the northern Syrian province of Idlib, adding that around 20 people had also been maimed.

ISIS, which has been fighting the rebels and their Turkish allies, said a "soldier of the caliphate" detonated a boom-mobile as the rebel fighters were crossing into Syria, US-based monitor SITE Intelligence Group reported.

The ISIS statement said several commanders of the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
rebel group were among the dead.

Turkey’s state-run Anatolia news agency said the deadly blast took place during a "change of guard" among Syrian rebels in the area.

Rebel fighters have been targeted at the crossing before. ISIS grabbed credit for a mid-August suicide kaboom there that killed at least 32.

The rebels killed on Thursday were among those participating in Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield in neighboring Aleppo province.

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