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U.S. Navy Ship Comes Under Fire Near Yemen
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--Tech & Moderator Notes
The Second Trump-Clinton Debate
Have at it, guys.


Rolled over for morning-after review.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1044 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Golly, she is looking so much more slender today.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2016 21:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Nope, no bias at all, Anderson Cooper...
Posted by: Raj || 10/09/2016 21:16 Comments || Top||

#3  You too, Martha Raddatz - interrupting Trump in the middle of a response.
Posted by: Raj || 10/09/2016 21:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Yep, Candy Raddatz
Posted by: Frank G || 10/09/2016 22:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Verdict - Trump kicked serious ass tonight.
Posted by: Raj || 10/09/2016 22:41 Comments || Top||

#6  That fly that landed on her face proves she is one of the undead.
Posted by: charger || 10/09/2016 22:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Hillary Clinton practiced to win the debate. Donald Trump was marketing himself to the television audience. Mr. Wife commented repeatedly that the moderators did a terrible job -- they had no control and he noted once that they were siding with Secretary Clinton.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2016 22:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Steve Green drunkblogged the thing. It starts at the bottom here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2016 22:59 Comments || Top||

#9  That fly that landed on her face proves she is one of the undead.
Posted by charger


Whahahahah.... I wondered if anyone else saw that brave fly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/09/2016 23:57 Comments || Top||

#10  In my minds eye....Like a gecko Hillary's crazy eye tracks the fly and when it lands her lizard tongue snatches it off he brow...
Posted by: Tennessee || 10/10/2016 1:07 Comments || Top||

#11  :)
Posted by: Shipman || 10/10/2016 3:40 Comments || Top||

#12  I would like to see Rudy Giuliani as the next moderator.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 10/10/2016 4:18 Comments || Top||

#13  Spengler thinks Mr. Trump won. Link
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/10/2016 4:33 Comments || Top||

#14  Breitbart: Trump Camp In Israel:

We Still Support Him Despite Lewd Comments; He’s Not Running For Chief Rabbi

Marc Zell said that he and his five daughters will be voting for Trump, and maintained that the majority of the 200,000 registered U.S. voters in Israel – half of whom are women –would still support Trump “with all of his shortcomings.”

“I’m saying he doesn’t need to [resign]. He did what he did. His comments are disgusting and absolutely unacceptable, we are against it,” Zell told Israel’s Army Radio. But “he said he’s not perfect, he apologized.”

He added that there is “no chance” Trump will quit.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/10/2016 4:51 Comments || Top||

#15  The Fly!!!

It looked like a scene straight out of “Westworld,”
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/10/2016 8:35 Comments || Top||

#16  Trump delivered and kicked ass. At the beginning of the debate, Trump should have reminded Anderson Cooper of his own locker-room talk (except that it was not confined to the locker room) in 2009: "After CNN’s senior political analyst David Gergen remarked that Republicans were “searching for their voice” after two electoral losses, Cooper quipped, “It’s hard to talk when you’re tea-bagging.”
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/10/2016 9:26 Comments || Top||

#17  The RINOs always get weak-kneed every time something gets revealed and they call for Trump to step down. Why do these same RINOs not call for Hillary to step down after Hillary lied about Benghazi, her emails, and all the other things she has done and lied about? Why don't the Dems call for sleazy, crooked Hillary to step down.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/10/2016 9:37 Comments || Top||

#18  IMHO, no matter who wins the Presidency this time around, the American public will bear the brunt of a serious $hit-storm. Doubt the problems out there can be rolled-over much longer.

For those who were entertained by the post-election results of the Bush/Gore circus, strap yourselves in - this one is going to be a doozy.

Thanks to squishy "W" who set the stage for the anti-American Bozo who followed him in the name of "change."

/rant
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 10/10/2016 9:49 Comments || Top||

#19  IMO, beats violent revolution (as long as there's a shred of chance democracy'll work), Vast.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/10/2016 9:52 Comments || Top||

#20  IMO, beats violent revolution (as long as there's a shred of chance democracy'll work)

Probably the near-last attempt.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/10/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||

#21  DonaldTrump was marketing himself to the television audience.
Well said and too the point Sir TW. He knows he does not need to debate her. He needs to close the deal with America. The debate is just a paid infomercial...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/10/2016 10:16 Comments || Top||

#22  Shouldn't that fly be in quarantine?
Posted by: Matt || 10/10/2016 10:48 Comments || Top||

#23  I'm surprised it didn't get stuck in her makeup.
Posted by: gorb || 10/10/2016 11:20 Comments || Top||

#24  It wasn't so much the fly as the lack of reaction to the fly.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2016 11:52 Comments || Top||

#25  Fly doesn't prove she's undead. Flies are often attracted to big piles of crap.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/10/2016 12:09 Comments || Top||

#26  Botox
Posted by: KBK || 10/10/2016 12:11 Comments || Top||

#27  Silicon Primer.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/10/2016 12:16 Comments || Top||

#28  OK, but what was up with Trump's sniffing? You know, there are people who will ask if that means he snorts cocaine. I'm wondering if they had his microphone jiggered to amplify it.

He started a little slow and tentative, most likely because the first ten or fifteen minutes were more like a public crucifixion than a debate. But when they finally moved out of the locker room he got better. I am super sick of that shit eating grin of hers whenever he starts hitting too close to home. She is guilty as sin.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/10/2016 12:30 Comments || Top||

#29  Hildebeest fly whisk. Don't leave home wihout it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/10/2016 12:31 Comments || Top||

#30  Early reports are that the fly has started coughing uncontrollably and losing its balance. I'm filing a complaint with PETA.
Posted by: Matt || 10/10/2016 13:56 Comments || Top||

#31  The fly's been found dead with a suicide note nearby at Fort Marcy Park.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/10/2016 15:10 Comments || Top||

#32  Both aren't fit for the role of POTUS

Jolly, what a mess
Posted by: Ebbusoter Smith3254 || 10/10/2016 15:20 Comments || Top||

#33  #31 Thing wins the thread! :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 10/10/2016 15:54 Comments || Top||

#34  A skeptic, respectfully squintin':
"Bill Clinton could blow it like Wynton.
I better go campin'
Cuz Chelsea is champin'
And Hillary's queen of the quintain!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/10/2016 18:10 Comments || Top||

#35  I thought he did good.

Passive sensors are indicating Trump did very well.

(seconds Barbara)
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/10/2016 18:14 Comments || Top||

#36  Citizen Ken Bone had the forethought to grab an old disposable camera since cell phones were banned.
Posted by: One Eyed Speaking for Boskone7919 || 10/10/2016 23:22 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Palm Springs gunman ‘wanted to shoot police'
[SouthAfricaToday] In the minutes before two Palm Springs officers were fatally shot and a third wounded, the suspected gunman’s father told a neighbor his son was armed, “acting crazy” and wanted to shoot police.

John Felix, 26, was apprehended early Sunday after a lengthy standoff and will be charged this week with murder.

Police said Felix finally emerged wearing soft body armor and carrying ammunition but no weapon after police shot a chemical agent into the home where he had holed up. Investigators were trying to piece together what led up to a 911 call about a family disturbance that preceded the cold-blooded killings.

A neighbor, Frances Serrano, told The Associated Press that the suspect’s panicked father, Santos Felix, earlier said his son, an admitted gang member, had a gun.

“My son is inside and we’re scared, he’s acting crazy,” Serrano said the older Felix told her. When it was suggested they call the police he said, “Yeah, he already knows they are coming, and he is going to shoot them.”

Serrano said she went back inside her house and within minutes police cars arrived and gunfire erupted.

Police said John Felix suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire on the officers who had responded to a disturbance call Saturday afternoon at the home he shared with his parents in a quiet neighborhood of single-story ranch homes in this desert resort city.

Police arrested John Felix after shooting him with non-lethal rounds when he exited through the back door. SWAT officers using bullhorns and other methods had tried through the night to establish contact with him, but got no response. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

District Attorney Michael Hestrin said John Felix would be charged Tuesday with first degree murder and several other felony counts. Prosecutors would decide within two weeks whether he could face the death penalty, Hestrin said. It wasn’t known Sunday if John Felix has an attorney.

Court records show John Felix is a gang member who was previously sentenced to four years in prison in a failed murder plot in 2009. Documents cited by the Desert Sun newspaper reveal he was charged with attempted murder but pleaded down to assault with a firearm and admitted his gang connection.

Documents also show John Felix was the subject of a forceful arrest three years ago at the same house where Saturday’s shootings occurred.

Reyes indicated police had previous dealings with the suspect, but he declined to answer questions about whether responding officers were prepared to deal with someone with a violent criminal past. The chief would not characterize the content of the 911 call or say who made it.
Posted by: SAT2014 || 10/10/2016 01:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under:

#1  John Hernandez Felix, father Santos Felix. John Felix
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/10/2016 7:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Police arrested John Felix after shooting him with non-lethal rounds when he exited through the back door.

Institutional hesitation...leads to institutional insanity in police leadership... Shooting him with non-lethal rounds...
Posted by: Tennessee || 10/10/2016 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  It's Palm Springs.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/10/2016 12:20 Comments || Top||


Police release video, seek two men after kidnapping, sexual assault of Joco deputy
[KANSASCITY] As authorities continued their search for two men for questioning in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy, authorities on Sunday released video of the car believed to have been used in the abduction.

The deputy, who is in her 20s and has only been with the sheriff’s office for six months, was kidnapped about 11:30 p.m. Friday from a parking lot as she was headed into work at Central Booking at 101 N. Kansas Ave. in downtown Olathe.

The deputy, who was out of uniform at the time of the abduction, did not know her abductors, said Darla Jaye, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

The deputy’s abductors released her about 1:30 a.m., dropping her off near Interstate 470 and Northeast Woods Chapel Road in Lee’s Summit. She found her way to the nearby Jackson County sheriff’s headquarters at 4001 N.E. Lakewood Court in Lee’s Summit, Jaye said.

Authorities believe that two men in a dark blue Mazda saw and followed her from the QuikTrip convenience store near Santa Fe Street and Interstate 35 for 1.5 miles, Jaye said.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video of the car driving through the parking lot at the QuikTrip hoping that someone might recognize the vehicle.

The sheriff’s office is looking to identify and speak with the men, whom they are calling "persons of interest."

No description of the men was available. However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
they are believed to be in their 20s.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let me guess... Mennonite men with beards. Right?
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 10/10/2016 23:07 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
First ISIS deaths reported in Jawzjan province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 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 have reported suffered casualties in northern Jawzjan province, the first report emerging regarding the activities of the terror group from the province.

Provincial officials said Sunday at least 20 Death Eaters including loyalists of ISIS terrorist group were killed during the latest operations.

The officials further added at least 40 bandidos myrmidons including the loyalists of the terror group were maimed during the same operations.

Provincial governor’s front man Mohammad Reza Ghafoori confirmed the reports and said the operations are still underway in parts of Darzab and Qoshtapa districts where the ISIS and Taliban deaths have been reported.

He said the Afghan forces have managed to control of at least one village during the festivities so far and operations are still underway in two other villages.

Ghafoori however did not disclose further information regarding the possible casualties of the Afghan cops during the operations.

Reports regarding ISIS deaths in Jawzjan have been rare although local officials in northern provinces have confirmed the presence of the loyalists of the terror group in the past.

The acting provincial governor of Balkh province Ata Mohammad Noor earlier said ISIS loyalists are attempting to establish bases in this province in a bid to expand activities in the northern provinces.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Afghan army helicopter shot down in north of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A helicopter of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces was shot down by the Talibs in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

Local officials in Baghlan have said the helicopter was shot down as it was trying to provide logistics support to the ground forces in Dand-e-Ghori, close to the quiet provincial capital of Pul-e-Khumri city.

The officials further added that the check post to which the helicopter was trying to deliver weapons is under siege by the Taliban myrmidons.

There are no exact reports regarding the casualties as a result of the incident but preliminary reports suggest at least on board the helicopter have bit the dust.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


34 ISIS loyalists killed in separate drone strikes in Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
drone strikeAt least 34 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 separate Arclight airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

According to the security authorities, the Arclight airstrikes were conducted in different parts of the province, including Nazian and Haska Mina districts.

The officials further added that the loyalists of the terror group were targeted in the Arclight airstrikes on Saturday night.

At least 31 of the faceless myrmidons were killed in Haroon Baba area of Haska Mina district, the officials, said adding that 3 others were killed in a separate Arclight airstrike in Nazian district.

This comes as at least 9 loyalists of the terror group were killed in a similar Arclight airstrike in Achin district on Friday.

Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where both the Taliban holy warriors and faceless myrmidons loyal to ISIS terrorist group are actively operating.

Both the Afghan forces and the US forces in Afghanistan are conducting regular raids against the Taliban holy warriors and ISIS loyalist in the districts where they are conducting insurgency activities.

The US forces increased Arclight airstrikes against the Taliban holy warriors and ISIS loyalists earlier this year after the B.O. regime granted a broader role to the American forces.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Armed groups in south Libya abandon Dignity Operation
[Libya Observer] Former Qadaffy army officers in south Libya have agreed to set up their own military command after years of fighting for Khalifa Haftar
... served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's Dignity Operation.

During a meeting in Qira town in Wadi Shati on Thursday, the officers selected General Ali Kannah as the commander of "Libyan Arab Armed Forces in South Libya," and to be separate from Khalifa Haftar’s so called "General Command of Libyan Armed Forces" in al-Marj.

In a statement, the southern officers called all army personnel to join their barracks and confirmed that army units would be reconstructed.

They also confirmed that their forces will only operate under a unified command for the Libyan army when the state is built.

General Kannah claimed his forces won't intervene in politics, calling all western and eastern politicians to unify the Libyan army under one command.

"We only intend to secure the people and strategic installations in the south in addition to backing police institution," he said.

He confirmed they would stand at an equal distance from all Libyan rivals, saying the establishment of "Libyan Arab Armed Forces in South Libya" is an internal matter for the southern region.

Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
U.S. Navy Ship Comes Under Fire Near Yemen
NYT, so you have to read all the spin to find out what actually happened...
A United States Navy guided-missile destroyer came under fire on Sunday from coastal areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels, but the two missiles that were launched toward the ship fell harmlessly into the sea, the Pentagon said.

While a Houthi military official on Monday denied reports that the rebel group had targeted the destroyer,
...perhaps a fair statement given that the missiles fell well short of the ship...
the episode seemed to represent the first known instance in which the Houthis had fired on an American vessel since Yemen’s civil war began in 2014.

The attack occurred a day after airstrikes on a funeral in Sana, the capital, killed more than 100 people, prompting the United States to say it would conduct “an immediate review” of its support for the Saudi-led coalition battling the rebels.

In response to the attack on the funeral, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran, widely and correctly seen as the main backers of the Houthis, issued an angry statement saying the rebel group, which Iran refers to as the Ansarullah movement, would “avenge” the bombing, which the statement called “a U.S., Saudi, Israeli joint conspiracy.”

The statement concluded: “The glorious and sublime nation of Iran will continue to support the resistance of Muslim nations, especially the innocent people of Yemen, against the Zionist wrongdoing of House of Saud and calls all divisions of the Islamic nation to condemn the great and brutal crime in Sana and unveil the face of hypocrites who claim to be servants of the holy shrines.”

The Houthis are known to have a stockpile of various Soviet-era rockets and missiles. Saudi Arabia nevertheless accuses Iran of sending missiles to the rebels, as it does to the Lebanese Hezbollah movement and to the Islamic Jihad group in Gaza. Iran denies it has provided weapons to the Houthi rebels.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps views the United States Navy as its main opponent in the region. In August, there were multiple incidents in the Persian Gulf involving Guards Corps ships challenging American ships.

On Sunday evening, the destroyer Mason, while conducting routine operations in international waters, detected two missiles fired at the ship within a one-hour period, according to a statement from Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.

Captain Davis said both missiles had fallen well shy of the ship — he would not say by how much — and caused no damage or injuries. The ship was operating in the southern end of the Red Sea, north of Bab el Mandeb, a strait.

“We assess the missiles were launched from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen,” Captain Davis said.
Posted by: Steve White || 10/10/2016 11:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [830 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Wiki sez the range of an 802 is 120km.

If so, that is some good optics even in nice weather.

Whatever it was, good heads-up Mason crew.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/10/2016 11:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Has Tyrant Obama surrendered yet?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/10/2016 12:21 Comments || Top||

#3  If so, that is some good optics even in nice weather.

Helps if you either have radar or eyes and a radio in the vicinity.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/10/2016 12:26 Comments || Top||

#4  I didn't consider radar, would think that would welcome return fire. Then again, would have to phone-a-lawyer I'm sure.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/10/2016 12:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Has Tyrant Obama surrendered yet?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/10/2016 15:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Have to wait until after the 19th hole.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/10/2016 15:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Near the Gulf of Tonkin.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/10/2016 16:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Hands up don't shot.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/10/2016 18:09 Comments || Top||

#9  "Washington, this is the USS Mason. We have a missile inbound, 20000 yards at Mach 2. Do we have permission to open fire"
"USS Mason, this is Washington. Do you know who fired the missile?"
"Washington, what difference does it make at this point?"
"Mason, it depends if it was fired by an enemy group"
"Washington, WTF?????"
BOOOOM!!!
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/10/2016 18:49 Comments || Top||


US soldiers who were targeted by would-be Egyptian terrorist in Kuwait save his life by getting him out of a burning vehicle
That sounds like the kind of thing our guys would instinctively do.
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] American soldiers rescued a would-be Egyptian terrorist who rammed his vehicle into their truck while they were driving along a Kuwaiti highway, causing it to catch fire.

The US embassy said on Sunday that the troops, who are deployed in Kuwait, were intentionally rammed into by the Egyptian in what officials are calling 'an attempted terrorist attack.'

While all three US troops in the truck escaped unharmed, the assailant suffered injuries and was rushed to hospital after being pulled from his burning garbage truck by the soldiers.

Kuwaiti authorities have identified the assailant as 28-year-old Ibrahim Sulaiman.

Kuwaiti authorities had earlier said five American soldiers were involved.

The Interior Ministry published pictures of the aftermath of the crash showing a wrecked garbage truck along with items it described as a suicide belt loaded with shrapnel.

The white pickup truck apparently carrying the soldiers had the left side of its bed smashed in.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Bangladesh
Azimpur raid: 3 female militants put on 7-day remand
[Dhaka Tribune] A Death Eater was killed and the three women were maimed when police made a raid at an Azimpur residence in the capital on September 10.

A Dhaka court has granted seven days remand plea for the three female Death Eaters, who were detained in the Azimpur raid on September 10.

Metropolitan Magistrate Md Nur Nabi passed the order on Sunday after they were produced before the court by Investigation Office and also Additional Commissioner of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Md Ehsanul Haq.

Shaila, wife of Basharuzzaman, told the court that all three were coaxed into joining militancy by their husbands.

A Death Eater was killed and the trio ‐ Afrin alias Priyoti, 25, Adedatul Fatema alias Khadiza, 35, and Shaila Afrin, 23 ‐ were maimed when the CTTC raided a Death Eater den in Azimpur on September 10.

In this regard, police on the next day lodged a case against several suspected bully boyz including the three women with Lalbagh cop shoppe.

The injured were sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for treatment after they were tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
On Saturday, they have been taken to the Detective Branch (DB) of police after they were released from DMCH.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


New JMB chief Hanif under surveillance
[Dhaka Tribune] The terrorist outfit, New JMB, already has divisional operation leaders, 12 second-tier leaders not placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
yet.

The mysterious Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif, whose name has emerged as the chief of 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....
in Bangladesh, has finally been identified by local Sherlocks.

"We have finally identified Hanif after analysing statements of different members of New Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)," Sanowar Hossain, additional deputy commissioner of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime, told the Dhaka Tribune on Sunday.

"Earlier, we thought Hanif and Tamim Chowdhury were the same person but before conducting the drive in Tamim’s den in Narayanganj, we had some idea that they were different people.

"We suspect that Hanif is hiding in some hard boy den of New JMB. But we also have information that he is almost powerless in the outfit as he does not make any operational decisions," ADC Sanowar said.

He said Death Eaters used their organizational names for everyday use, which has caused some trouble in tracing Hanif.

Tamim was the operation wing leader before he was killed; then the mantle went to Akash, who was killed on Saturday in a drive in Patartek, Gazipur.

"Now we suspect that the operational leadership of the outfit will be taken up by either Nurul Islam Marjan or Basharuzzaman."

Divisional leaders still elude law
Asked about the present status of New JMB, Sanowar said although a number of New JMB leaders and members had been killed recently, it still is not weakened as the group has leaders for all eight divisions ‐ Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Barisal, Khulna, Sylhet, Rangpur and Mymenshingh. However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
there was no evidence that these divisional leaders were carrying out any operational activities.
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Europe
German 'IS' militant who claimed to be bystander shown preparing hostages for execution
Whoops!
[DW] Former German "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
" (IS) jihadist Harry S. has consistently maintained since his July 2015 arrest that he was never an active participant in the violence during his 4-month stay in Syria, insisting that he had been a bystander in propaganda videos and had never even completed his military training.

He may have to amend his story, however, after video footage surfaced on Monday showing the former bully boy shuffling hostages in Palmyra into formation for a public execution and then alongside his fellows joining hands, chanting in unison. In the footage uncovered by German broadcaster ZDF, Harry S. is also depicted encouraging the crowd to cheer shortly before the men are summarily shot.

Before Monday's revelations, the 28-year-old had regaled the Hamburg court where he is currently on trial with harrowing stories that made him become disillusioned with IS and wish to return home to Germany.

"I witnessed stonings, beheadings, shootings, hands chopped off and many other things," he said in an interview before the trial.

"I've seen child soldiers, 13-year-old boys with boom belts and Kalashnikovs. Some boys even driving cars and involved in executions," he added.

Frequent run-ins with police
According to the Washington Post, the ex-jihadist's lawyer appeared just as surprised as the public to learn that Harry S. had been less than truthful when he said he had "stood on the side" of the violence and "said no to the killing" when other Lions of Islam suggested they shoot the hostages.

Attorney Udo Wurtz said he was "not sure it will change his sentence," however, the Post quoted him as saying.

Even before his arrest, Harry S. was well known to authorities in the city of Bremen, having committed a number of petty crimes in his teens before eventually robbing a super market. After a few years of living in London and converting to Islam, he was placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
in Germany in 2012 for failing to pay probation fines. He spent a brief stint in prison where he told Radio Bremen he was radicalized by fellow inmates.

Official estimates suggest that around 870 Germans have traveled to Syria or Iraq to join Islamic murderous Moslems. According to ZDF, around 270 have returned.
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German police raid second flat in search of Chemnitz bomb suspect
[DW] German police on Sunday stormed another apartment in the eastern city of Chemnitz, detaining a man allegedly connected to a Syrian refugee suspected of planning a kaboom.

"Nobody was injured, and no shots were fired. We've taken the man into custody and we are questioning him now," said Tom Berhardt, front man for the criminal investigation office in Saxony.

Police on Saturday raided the apartment of 22-year-old Syrian refugee Jaber al-Bakr, discovering "several hundred grams" of "explosive substance more dangerous than TNT" at his residence.

Despite several leads on the suspect's whereabouts, authorities have yet to capture the Syrian man, who allegedly escaped during the raid.

"We are following numerous tips, but unfortunately we don't have a hot lead yet," Berhardt said. "We must continue to assume that this person poses a danger."

'Islamist-oriented'
The federal prosecutor's office on Sunday took over the investigation, saying the "overall picture" suggests an "Islamist-motivated attack," according to a spokeswoman.

Although explosives had been discovered at the refugee's residence, Bernhardt said it did not necessarily mean the suspect was involved with 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....
" Death Eater group, which grabbed credit for two attacks in Germany this year.

"This doesn't automatically mean we are talking about IS. This could also be a case of self-radicalization via the Internet," he added.

Three Syrian men incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
on Saturday are expected to appear in court later on Sunday.

Europe has witnessed an increase in Lion of Islam attacks following an assault on the offices of satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo
...A lefty French satirical magazine, home of what may well be the majority if the active testicles left in Europe...
" in Gay Paree in January last year. Since then, more than 250 people have been killed in terrorist attacks across the continent, including in Nice, Brussels and Gay Paree.

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#1  Jaber al-Bakr has been arrested a few hours ago in Leipzig.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/10/2016 1:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank you for the update, European Conservative. I just checked Deutsche Welle, which now reports:

German police in Saxony said early Monday that they had arrested 22-year-old Jaber A. in the eastern German city of Leipzig following a tip off from the Syrian community. Syrians who had been holding the suspect at an apartment in Leipzig contacted police who "immediately went there and arrested him," Saxony police spokesman Tom Bernhardt said. He added that police aren't giving further details "because we do not want to provoke any dangers for those persons who gave us the tip."

Police have only said that the man was originally from the Damascus area of Syria and had been granted refugee status after arriving in Germany last year.

Questions remain, however, as to how Jaber A. was able to evade police, as he was at home when they raided his Chemnitz apartment at about 7 a.m. local time (0500 UTC) on Saturday. Officers reportedly spotted him and even fired at least one warning shot, but he was still able to slip away.
During the search, German police boosted security around the country, particularly around "critical infrastructure" like train stations and airports.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/10/2016 4:30 Comments || Top||

#3  And from The Times of Israel:

He was finally caught after police learnt that he had sought help from two Syrians in Leipzig, Spiegel Online reported.

Police subsequently arrested him in the early hours of Monday in the two Syrians’ apartment.

Albakr was believed to have had internet contact with the Islamic State group, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, but police have not commented on his possible motivation or the bomb plot’s target.

On Saturday morning, as police prepared to raid the apartment building in the eastern city of Chemnitz where Albakr was staying, he was observed leaving the premises, Saxony police spokesman Tom Bernhardt told The Associated Press Sunday.

Police fired a warning shot but were unable to stop him, Bernhardt said, confirming German media reports. They thought he had turned back into the building but wasn’t the case, he said.

Bernhardt also confirmed reports that Albakr had come to Germany in the flood of 890,000 migrants who entered the country in 2015 and had been granted asylum.

Nobody was in the apartment when police SWAT teams blew down the door Saturday, but investigators found “several hundred grams” of a volatile explosive hidden in the flat, enough to cause significant damage, Bernhardt said.

“With this highly volatile explosive, even a few hundred grams is no trifle,” he said. “For an explosive of this type, it was a considerable amount.”

He said experts were still trying to determine whether it was the same explosive used in the deadly November 13 attacks in Paris and the March 22 attacks in Brussels known as TATP, or triacetone triperoxide.

Three people who rented the apartment were apprehended Saturday, and one of the men was was questioned as a possible co-conspirator, Bernhardt said.

He said the man in custody was Albakr’s “countryman,” but wouldn’t give other details.

The other two men were released.

Another man who knew Albakr was taken into custody for questioning Sunday afternoon in a raid on his Chemnitz apartment.


It looks like housing has been freed up for other colonists...
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/10/2016 5:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Bernhardt also confirmed reports that Albakr had come to Germany in the flood of 890,000 migrants who entered the country in 2015 and had been granted asylum.

As if further evidence is needed, another confirmation of the 'Trojan Horse' theory.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/10/2016 5:25 Comments || Top||

#5  The latest:

From The Times of Israel:

The suspect approached his fellow countrymen at the Leipzig main train station and asked them if they could accommodate him, and they agreed.

Saxony criminal police chief Joerg Michaelis said that the three Syrians recognized Albakr from police wanted posters that had been distributed online and over social media.

He said two of the Syrians bound and held Albakr at their apartment while the other brought a mobile phone photo of Albakr to a local police station, leading to the suspect’s arrest.


And from Al Ahram, the description of several hundred grams of explosive was accurate, but woefully incomplete:

Federal prosecutors said in a release Monday that police found some 1.5 kilograms of an "extremely dangerous explosive" and other material in the apartment where 22-year-old Jaber Albakr had been staying in Chemnitz.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/10/2016 11:57 Comments || Top||

#6  "two of the Syrians bound and held Albakr at their apartment while the other brought a mobile phone photo of Albakr to a local police station, leading to the suspect’s arrest"

Good for those guys! I think they really want to stay in the West and (hopefully) adapt.
Posted by: Barbara || 10/10/2016 13:04 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
18 killed in PKK suicide bomb attack in Hakkari
Ten soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Oct. 9 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) suicide bomb attack targeting a military road checkpoint in the Şemdinli district of the eastern province of Hakkari, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has announced.

Speaking ahead of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) consultation meeting in Istanbul, Yıldırım said 10 soldiers and eight civilians were killed in the suicide attack when a PKK bomber blew himself up inside a bomb-laden pickup that drove into the Durak gendarmerie road checkpoint in the district.

Yıldırım said five tons of explosives were used in the attack, which created a six-meter deep hole at the scene and damaged buildings nearby.

Two of the killed soldiers were identified as Pvt. Eyüp Hacıoğlu and Gendarmerie Specialized Sgt. Hasan Aydoğdu.

In addition, the Hakkari Governor’s Office also stated that 27 people, including 11 soldiers, were wounded in the attack and were transferred to hospitals with a military helicopter.

It detailed that the bomb-laden pickup disobeyed stop warnings while other PKK militants opened harassment fire to distract attention. The pickup was later detonated.
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India-Pakistan
Several clerics held in raids on two seminaries
[DAWN] moodia, located near Qureshi Goth, and carried out a search of the rooms where printed literature and personal belongings of teachers and students were kept. It was not known whether the raiding team found any objectionable material but four holy mans --Maulvi Hakim Ali Brohi, Hafiz Saddam Hussain Brohi, Hafiz Ishaq Ali and Ghulamullah -- were taken into custody.

The suspects were taken to an undisclosed place for interrogation, the sources said.

In the other raid, the joint team carried out a search of some rooms in Jamia Khulafa-e-Rashideen and tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
one person, Gulsher Junejo. He was also taken away to an undisclosed place for interrogation.

The Sukkur police, when contacted to seek details of the raids, denied having any knowledge of the arrests and whereabouts of the suspects.

According to sources, the raids were part of the National Action Plan being implemented by the police to curb terrorism. However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
it was known that the holy mans were taken into custody to prevent them from making provocative speeches that could disturb sectarian harmony during the 8th, 9th and 10th of Muharram.
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Alleged mastermind of Sri Lankan team attack killed in Afghanistan
[DAWN] The alleged criminal mastermind of the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore was reportedly killed in Afghanistan, sources said on Sunday.

Qari Ajmal, a suspected Pak bully boy wanted for attacking Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009, was killed during a joint operation by NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
and Afghan forces in Argon area of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province in eastern Afghanistan.

Sources further revealed that Ajmal was a commander of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

and in the past had been associated with banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain.

Earlier in August this year, three suspects charged with involvement in the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team were reportedly killed by Punjab's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD).

"The three turbans [identified as Zubair alias Naik Muhammad, Abdul Wahab and Adnan Arshad] were also involved in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, in which six police officials were killed... and cricketers were maimed," the CTD had said after it killed the suspects during an encounter in Lahore.

An anti-terrorism court in June had indicted six members of a banned outfit in the Sri Lankan cricket team attack case.

The suspects included Obaidullah, Javed Anwar, Ibrahim Khalil, Abdul Wahab, Zubair and Adnan Arshad. The first three suspects are on bail, while others were behind bars.

All the suspects had pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
and decided to contest the case during an in-camera hearing in Kot Lakhpat jail.

The alleged criminal mastermind of the attack, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief Malik Ishaq, was killed in July last year during a shootout between CTD personnel and holy warriors who tried to get their leader freed from custody in Muzaffargarh.

A bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricketers came under a gun and grenade attack at Liberty Alleged criminal mastermind of Sri Lankan team attack killed in AfghanistanChowk, near Qadaffy Stadium, on March 3, 2009. Seven players and an assistant coach were maimed, while eight Paks were killed in the attack.

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Iraq
ISIS militants destroy Assyrian Church in Nineveh
[ARA News] ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) bombed an Assyrian Church in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh governorate on Sunday.

The radical group has bombed the Barbara Fouq Attal Church in the Assyrian town of Karmlis near Mosul city.

“Daesh [ISIS] jihadis detonated a number of explosive devices inside the church on Sunday afternoon,” human rights activist Ghazi Shamoun told ARA News. “The church was destroyed completely.”

The Assyrian town of Karmlis and other Christian areas have been evacuated completely subsequent to the ISIS invasion of Nineveh governorate in June, 2014. Thousands of Christian families fled their hometowns and took shelter in Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

“The terrorist group has destroyed dozens of Assyrian churches and archeological sites in Nineveh in a bid to eliminate the historical identity of the area,” Shamoun said.

History Under Attack
Zuheir Mousilly, a media activist based in Nineveh, told ARA News that since its control over the city of Mosul in 2014, ISIS has destroyed much of Iraqi historic sites and monuments, including the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Winged Bulls, and the Mosul National Museum, after stealing the removable pieces for smuggling.

Last April, ISIS demolished the Gate of God [Eia] which dates back to the 7th century BC, the time of the Assyrian king Sennacherib.

The expert on the Iraqi Antiquities Affairs Yasser Hatami condemned the destruction of the historic gate, blaming Iraqi authorities for the incident for their inability to protect those archeological sites.

“ISIS views those sites as sacrilegious and a return to paganism,” Syrian antiquities chief Abdul Maamoun Abdulkarim told ARA News in an earlier interview.

Last year, ISIS extremists bombed the renowned Yezidi ancient minaret of the Shingal district (120 km west of the city of Mosul), in northern Iraq.

In April 2015, the terror group blew up the church of Virgin Mary in the Assyrian village of Tel Nasri near the town of Tel Temir (50 km west of Hasakah) in northeastern Syria.

Also, the radical group blew up two monuments in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria in June, 2015, according to local sources.

Around 1000 archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq have been attacked by ISIS and other Islamist groups, according to reports.
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ISIS builds six rings of defense in Mosul
Running the old Soviet defensive playbook, step by step
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Media outlets reported on Sunday that the Islamic State group (ISIS) started to build six defense lines in Mosul in order to hinder the advance of security forces toward the city and added that all defense lines are reinforced with booby-trapped vehicles and suicide bombers.

Al Sumaria News stated, “The ISIS built two lines of defense in the left coast and four others in the right cost, in order to hinder the advance of security forces toward the ISIS-occupied areas.”

“Each defense line is reinforced with booby-trapped vehicles, suicide bombers and gunmen,” Al Sumaria added.

Earlier today, the Spokesman of al-Hashd al-Shaabi Ahmed al-Assadi emphasized that the participation of al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia in Mosul offensive that will start within few days is confirmed.
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#1  Iran-Iraq War, Part Deux.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/10/2016 10:16 Comments || Top||

#2  builds six rings of defense in Mosul ...and one ring to rule them all.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/10/2016 12:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Six rings to bind them.

(Beat me to it AlanC)
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/10/2016 14:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Ok, so we need six squadrons of B-52s, loaded to the gills with iron bombs, to clear a path to the interior of the city. One strike every six minutes until ISIS either croaks or surrenders.

Defense lines cannot survive an ARCLIGHT strike. The concussion alone would kill everyone on the receiving end. We just don't have the balls to do it, and no one else has the ability.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 10/10/2016 17:28 Comments || Top||

#5  OP, ISIS would just bring in all the children, ducks, and fluffy bunnies they could find as human shields.

Of course, using human shields is a way crime, but ISIS knows we are not allowed to attack if there are any civilians in the area.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/10/2016 17:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Classic trench warfare. Verdun. At least from Daesh side. And this is old news, known for many months.
Posted by: TopRev || 10/10/2016 18:29 Comments || Top||


At least 7 ISIS militants captured in Kurdish-run town in Iraq
[RUDAW.NET] At least seven members 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....
(ISIS) were captured in the Kurdish-run town of Qaratapa in Iraq’s northern Diyala by Peshmerga security forces as they were "plotting" to carry out terror attacks.

"A person from Baquba who had joined ISIS through social media was captured by security forces in Qaratapa," Mohammed Haji Omer, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official, told Rudaw. "He gave information on five more murderous Moslems who had plotted to carry out terror attacks, together with him in Qaratapa and the area."

Omer added that one of the seven "was captured with five improvised booby traps at a village near Qaratapa by Iraqi intelligence."

Qaratapa is a multiethnic town with a population of 43,000. Most of the administrative units in the town are run by Kurds.
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ISIS recaptures Sharqat after attacking it from 2 axes
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The Islamic State group managed to recapture the mayor’s office of Sharqat district in Salahuddin Province, Bas News reported on Saturday.
Not quite the entire city, then.
The media outlet stated that ISIS recaptured the center of Sharqat district, mayor’s office and the entertainment city, after attacking the district from two axes and sneaking from the left coast of the city.

“There are ongoing violent clashes with the ISIS members that killed three members of the security forces and wounded two others so far,” Bas News explained. “The Iraqi forces started to reinforce their troops and ranks to control the situation,” Bas News added.
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Suicide car bombing kills 9 north of Baghdad
[RUDAW.NET] A suicide car bomb attack on the Uzaym–Khalis road in Diyala province, about 70 kilometres north of Baghdad. According to preliminary information in Iraqi media, 9 were killed and 11 wounded.
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HRW urges Iraqi PM to exclude 'abusive' militias from Mosul operation
[RUDAW.NET] Human Rights Watch
... During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, HRW received a pledge from the Foundation to Promote Open Society, of which George Soros is Chairman, for general support totaling $100,000,000. The grant is being paid in installments of $10,000,000 over ten years.Through June 30, 2013, HRW had received $30,000,000 towards the fulfillment of the pledge....
(HRW) sent a letter to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday urging him to prevent any gangs responsible for human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
violations to participate in the upcoming battle to retake djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
from 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....
(ISIS) myrmidons.

The letter strongly opposed the inclusion of several Popular Mobilization Forces (PMFs or Hashd al-Shaabi) Shiite militias in the Mosul operation. Previous abuses carried out by the Hashd al-Shaabi against Sunni Arab civilians in the recapture of Fallujah from ISIS in June were documented by HRW -- abuses which included torture, summary executions and the disappearance of civilians, including children, and the mutilation of corpses.

These abuses, and the recruitment of child soldiers by groups in Hashd, led HRW to urge Abadi to "prevent armed forces under his command or control who have been implicated in laws of war violations, including the Badr Brigades, the Hezbollah Brigades (Kata'ib Hezbollah), and other groups with the Population Mobilization Forces, from participating in planned operations to retake Mosul."

HRW also pointed out that an estimated 1.2 million civilians are estimated to be in Mosul ahead of this upcoming operation.

"Civilians in Mosul have suffered under ISIS rule for more than two years and will need support if the city is retaken, but risk reprisals instead," said the deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa, Lama Fakih in an HRW statement. "The last thing the authorities should allow is for abusive forces to carry out Dire Revenge attacks in an atmosphere of impunity."
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#1  Is this a Shia milia?

Yes.

An abusive shia milia?

Is there another kind?
Posted by: lord garth || 10/10/2016 9:47 Comments || Top||


Anbar Antics


Allied warbirds hit concentrations of ISIS troops

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Jazeera and Badiya Operations Command announced on Sunday, that 12 members of the Islamic State group were killed in an air strike carried out by the US-led international coalition, west of Ramadi, and emphasized that the air strike also destructed four vehicles and a rockets launcher pad.

Commander of Jazeera Operations, Major General Qassim Mohamadi, said in a press statement, “This morning, the international coalition aircraft bombarded gatherings of ISIS in the areas of Jubail, Hayy al-Bakr and al-Shamiyah in Heet Island.”

“The air strike resulted in the killing of 12 ISIS members, in addition to destroying four armed vehicles and a rockets launcher pad,” Mohamadi explained.

Mohamadi stated that the air strikes and ground operations that were conducted on the strongholds of the ISIS in Heet Island destroyed the group’s main headquarters and caches of weapons, and forced the rest of members to flee to Qaim.

“The coming few hours will witness notable military achievements; the security forces will liberate the remaining areas of Heet Island, then will advance toward the districts of Rawa, Aana and Qaim to liberate them from the ISIS control,” Mohamadi added.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 5 die


Suicide bombing hit Baghdad celebration

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi media outlet reported on Sunday, that at least 14 persons were either killed or wounded in a suicide bombing that targeted Husseiniyah celebration in eastern Baghdad.

Al Mada Press stated, “This morning, a suicide bomber blew up himself targeting one of Husseiniyah celebrations in New Baghdad area,” pointing out that, “The attack resulted in the killing of three persons and wounding of 11 others.”

“The casualties number is expected to increase due to the intensity of the bombing,” Al Mada added.

“Ambulances rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the bodies to the forensic medicine department,” Al Mada explained.

The security forces also imposed strict procedures in anticipation of any possible attacks.

Death toll reaches 5

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday that the toll of the suicide bombing that targeted a Husseiniyah celebration, today, in New Baghdad area, reached 27 casualties.

According to the ministry, the toll of the suicide bombing –using explosive belt- that targeted a Husseiniyah celebration today in New Baghdad area rose to five dead and 22 wounded.

The ministry also emphasized that the wounded are still receiving treatment in the hospitals of the capital, Baghdad.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Interior stated that at least 14 persons were either killed or wounded in a suicide attack on a Husseiniyah celebration in New Baghdad area, and indicated that the toll is expected to rise due to the intensity of the bombing.

IS-claimed bombing kills five in Baghdad

[IsraelTimes] A bombing targeting Shiites in Baghdad killed at least five people and wounded 14 others, Iraqi officials say, an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

The attack struck the Baghdad Jadida area near a refreshments tent for Shiites taking part in annual commemorations of the death of Imam Hussein, a revered figure in Shiite Islam.

IS, which frequently targets Shiite Muslims, whom it considers heretics, issues a statement claiming the attack and said it was carried out by a suicide bomber — an account confirmed by two interior ministry officials.
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Kurdish Peshmerga wipe out dozens out of ISIS near Kirkuk
[ALMASDARNEWS] Peshmerga forces claimed on Saturday that dozens of ISIS bad boyz were potted and maimed in an artillery shelling just south of Kirkuk.

Commander of the Peshmerga’s 9th brigade, Brigadier Aras Mohamad, said in a press statement, "This morning, Peshmerga forces shelled a gathering of the ISIS members in Hassan Shallal village, west of Daquq district, killing and wounding dozens of the ISIS members."

"Our forces conducted the artillery shelling after receiving information that one of the ISIS big shots will visit the village to attend the group’s meeting with the rest of the ISIS members," Mohammed added.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Arab-Israeli Hamasnik ran amok with gun in Jerusalem, killed two before being shot dead
More on the story g(r)omgoru posted yesterday.
[Ynet] A police officer and a 60-year-old woman were killed and five injured Sunday morning after a terrorist committed a shooting near a cop shoppe next to the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem.

According to a police report released shortly after the incident, the terrorist, who had previously served five prison sentences for a variety of offense including aggravated battery, illicit military training and setting fire to vehicles, opened fire from within his vehicle on people standing by the station situated opposite police headquarters.

The terrorist--later identified as a 39 year old from the East Jerusalem neigborhood of Silwan and a full Israeli citizen--then expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, continuing his rampage as he shot two people sitting in their car.

He then proceeded in the direction of Tomb of Simeon the Just in Sheikh Jarrah where he stopped his vehicle and began shooting at riot police pursuing him on cycle of violences. One of the officers, who was later identified as 1st Sgt. Yosef Kirma, was critically injured during the shootout and died from his wounds shortly thereafter. Another policeman was also lightly maimed in the fire exchange.

Israel Border Police spotted the terrorist before shooting him dead.

Security forces began conducting searches for additional suspects, setting up a number of roadblocks in the area.

Paramedics arrived on the scene where they treated multiple victims, one of whom was left at death's door and one at death's door. Another 3 were moderately maimed while two women sustained light injuries. An additional 3 victims were taken to hospital and treated for shock.

IDF troops clash with protesters at house of Jerusalem terrorist

[IsraelTimes] IDF solders are clashing with Palestinian protesters in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan at the home of the gunman who was killed carrying out a terrorist attack in Jerusalem this morning.

Palestinian media is also reporting clashes in the Salah A-Din neighborhood of Jerusalem and the Shuafat refugee camp just outside of the capital.
Another Times of Israel article adds:
Hamas claimed he was a member of the organization after his deadly attack. He was also apparently connected to the Murabitun group, an Islamic Movement organization that hassles non-Muslim visitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Authority said the attacker’s brother was known to the Israeli security establishment, and was arrested in the Old City on Sunday.
Yet another Times of Israel article adds:
The killer, who reportedly used an Israeli army-issue M-16 machine-gun, had “lots and lots of ammunition,” says Halevy, and was headed to the center of town, where “he would have killed lots of people.”
Ma'an names the dead miscreant:
The slain gunman responsible for a shooting attack in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday morning that left two Israelis killed and several injured told Ma'an the day before the shooting that he was planning on turning himself in to Israeli authorities to serve a prison sentence for prior charges.

Misbah Abu Sbeih, 39, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, who also lived in the village of al-Ram, told Ma'an via telephone Saturday that he had decided to turn himself into the Israeli Ramla prison at 10 a.m. on Sunday to serve a four-month prison sentence for allegedly assaulting an Israeli police officer.
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Southeast Asia
Malaysia nabs 16 ISIS suspects in six-state swoop
[STRAITSTIMES] A total of 16 suspected Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Death Eaters aged between 20 and 38 years old have been detained in a six-state swoop, said Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar.

He added that 16 were detained in Selangor, Kelantan, Perak, Kedah, Penang and Sabah between Sept 21 and Oct 6, and said 14 of the 16 were part of the "Gagak Hitam" cell led by krazed killer Mohamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi.

"They had sworn an oath of allegiance to Mohamad Wanndy online. We also believe they have channelled funds to the krazed killer leader," he said in a statement on Sunday (Oct 9).

Tan Sri Khalid added that that one of the suspects detained was a 20-year-old university student who was detained at the KL International Airport on Sept 22 upon his return to Malaysia.

"He went to Istanbul on Sept 7 but was detained by Turkish authorities via information from our Counter Terrorism Division. He planned to secure safe passage to Syria via The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
," he said.

He added that police personnel had also detained a North African man, saying that the man is a member of Jahbat Al-Nusra.

"We believe he had sneaked into Malaysia in May. He is involved in falsifying travel documents for the terror group," said Mr Khalid.
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Abu Sayyaf leader with $100,000 bounty arrested
[Gulf Today] An Abu Sayyaf leader with a $100,000 bounty on his head was arrested for his alleged involvement in the plan to launch terrorist attacks to disrupt an ongoing religious festival in Zamboanga City. Regional police chief Billy Beltran identified the suspect as Abdul-latip Suwaling Talanghari, also known as "Tatang," a title of respect meaning "father" among Filipinos.

Beltran said security forces arrested Talanghari along with another suspect, Albasitrie Talanghari, during a raid on their safehouse in a village in Zamboanga City late on Friday night. Confiscated from the suspects were several firearms and improvised bombs which authorities believe were to be used to sow terror during the month-long celebration in October of a Catholic religious festival in the city, according to Beltran.

The attacks were to be co-ordinated with three other Abu Sayyaf militants earlier arrested by the police in the city five days ago, according to Beltran. He disclosed that Talanghari has long been wanted for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of 19 foreigners and two Filipinos from a resort in the Malaysian state of Sabah in 2000 and then brought them to Sulu.

On Friday, three members of another notorious cell known as the Maute Group, who were linked to the September 2 bombing of a popular night market in Davao City, hometown of President Duterte, were arrested. Police said the Maute Group launched the attack to divert attention on the government’s intensified search and destroy operation against the Abu Sayyaf.
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Turkey hits 100 targets in northern Syria; claims 38 ISIS militants killed
[RUDAW.NET] Turkish artillery fire hit more than 100 targets in northern Syria, as Arclight airstrikes and festivities killing 38 Lions of Islam 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....
(ISIS) over 24 hours, Turkish media reports said Sunday.

The onslaught "marked an escalation in attacks" on ISIS since Turkish forces and its allied Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) launched the so-called Operation Euphrates Shield across the border in Syria in August, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s official Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

"In a statement, the Turkish Armed Forces said 102 targets had been hit by fire from Firtina howitzers, rocket launchers, mortars and tanks," AA reported. .

"Fourteen bad boyz were potted in fighting with the FSA as they attempted to enter the opposition-controlled villages of Akhtarin and Turkmen Bareh, 3 kilometers (2 miles) east of Dabiq," the military said, according to AA.

"A further 17 ISIS (ISIS) fighters were killed in coalition Arclight airstrikes in the same area, also on Saturday," the report said. "On Sunday, Turkish Arclight airstrikes killed seven ISIS and destroyed five buildings around the Baraghedeh area.
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Ahrar Al-Sham expels Jund Al-Aqsa from several villages in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] Harakat 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...
expelled their former allies from Jund al-Aqsa (Syrian al-Qaeda group) from several villages in the Idlib countryside on Sunday after nearly a week of festivities.

According to Harakat Ahrar al-Sham's media wing, their forces expelled Jund al-Aqsa from the villages of Fayloun, Koureen, and Musaybeen on Sunday morning.

Several jihadist rebel groups have called on Jund al-Aqsa members to abandon their organization and join up with another allied force in the northern Hama countryside.

Jund al-Aqsa is currently leading the large-scale offensive in the northern Hama countryside, despite the fact they are under attack by local rebel groups in Idlib.

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Jund al-Aqsa officially joins Syria’s al-Qaeda branch to stop recent bloodbath
[ALMASDARNEWS] The ISIS-affiliated Jund al-Aqsa has paid allegiance to Jabhet Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
(formerly al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front), thus ending days-long battles with rival jihadi groups in Hama and Idlib provinces.

The merging was announced via an official statement released earlier today by the ultraconservative group.

"In light of the critical situation whereby recent implication have given the opportunity for Assad regime to recapture all the recently-liberated areas in Hama, and to stop the bloodbath among (Moslem) jihadists and overcome the infighting between us (Jund al-Aqsa) and 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...
‐ only benefited from by the regime and its allies ‐ we, hereby, pay allegiance to JFS, and together will carry on the holy jihad against the infidels", the statement said.

The statement, published in handwriting and signed by Emirs of both groups, also noted that all recent disputes and unresolved issues will be referred to the Shariah judiciary.

Fierce infighting broke out between the two groups whereby Ahrar al-Sham managed to expel Jund al-Aqsa from several villages and towns in the southwestern province of Idlib. Hundreds of Death Eaters from both sides have been killed and maimed in the festivities.

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Turkey kills 38 ISIL militants, rebels advance in Syria
Some 38 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed in northern Syria over the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said on Oct. 9, marking an escalation of conflict in the area where Syrian rebels, backed by Ankara, are fighting the jihadists.

Supported by Turkish tanks and air strikes, rebels have been pushing towards the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Dabiq in an operation launched in late August.

Fourteen of the ISIL militants were killed as they attempted to enter the rebel-controlled villages of Akhtarin and Turkmen Bareh, three kilometers east of Dabiq, a key target of Turkey’s Euphrates Operaiton, the Turkish military said in a statement.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Octb 8 that ISIL fighters had captured those villages in a counter attack near the Turkish border, but the Turkish military statement contradicted this account.

Another 17 ISIL militants were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led coalition warplanes in the same areas, the military said in its daily round-up on the Euphrates Shield.

Turkish warplanes later launched their own air strikes against ISIL targets in northern Syria on Sunday morning, killing seven militants and destroying five buildings which they were using, the army said in a subsequent statement.

The military also said two Syrian rebels had been killed and 19 wounded in the latest fighting against ISIL.

The operation has also targeted a Kurdish militia whose presence along its border Turkey sees as a threat.
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