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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2016 12:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under:

45 including 19 ISIS loyalists, 1 Arab militant killed in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 45 Death Eaters including 19 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 and an Arab Lion of Islam were killed in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Death Eaters were killed during the counter-terrorism operations conducted in Pachera Agam and Achin districts.

MoD further added that the operations were conducted with the support of close-air support and artillery units in the past 24 hours.

According to MoD, at least 11 Death Eaters of the Taliban group were killed in a separate operation conducted in Sarobi district of Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
province and 22 others were maimed.

At least 3 Death Eaters were killed and 1 Lion of Islam was injured and a motorycle packed with explosives was destroyed during separate operations in Pashtun-infested Logar and Farah provinces.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

The counter-terrorism operations are being conducted as part of the annual clearance operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

The annual operation, Shafaq operation, was launched earlier this year in response to Taliban’s annual spring offensive the group announced in mid-April this year.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

NATO: Taliban rocket destroyed, 2 minor injuries caused in IED attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The 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...
-led Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan said the Taliban rocket was destroyed with 0 casualties as the alliance rejected the Taliban claims of incurring casualties near Bagram.

The alliance further added that two minor injuries were incurred from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack.

"Taliban claims of US casualties near Bagram are false. Taliban rocket destroyed with 0 casualties; 2 minor injuries from an IED," NATO-led RSM said.

Local officials in Bagram district of Parwan earlier said the US military patrol was targeted in an IED attack late on Tuesday evening.

The Taliban group front man Zabiullah Mujahid claimed earlier today that two armored vehicles of the US forces were destroyed and at least 12 soldiers were killed in a suicide kaboom carried out by the group in Bagram.

Bagram is among the relatively volatile districts in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan as the anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups often attempt to carry out attacks on Afghan and foreign forces.

A jacket wallah attacked the convoy of the US forces in the vicinity of Bagram province late in the May this year but no casualties were incurred to the US forces.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Ghani vows revenge as ISIS group massacre at least 30 Afghan civilians
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
vowed to avenge the brutal killings of the ordinary civilians by murderous Moslem groups as 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 massacred at least 30 civilians in western Ghor province.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement, said President Ghani promises Dire Revenge for the blood of the citizens of the country as he strongly condemns the killing of the civilians in Ghor province.

The statement further added that the terror groups and the enemies of the Afghan people have conducted several attacks on peaceful demonstrations, sacred religious places, religious mourners, and passengers during the recent months.

It also added that the such crimes will further thicken the criminal cases of the criminals who will one day appear in court and respond to the Afgan people.

Provincial governor Mohammad Nasir Khazi said the women and kiddies were also among those killed by the loyalists of the terrorist group.

He said ISIS loyalists kidnapped and killed the civilians after one of their commanders was killed during a shootout which erupted as the terror group fighters were attempting to take cattles of the local resident with them.

There are still conflicting reports regarding the number of casualties of the incident as the provincial governor’s front man say at least 33 people were killed.

denial ain't just a river in Egypt...
the provincial council chief Fazal-ul-Haq Ihsan said at least 23 people were killed by the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Horn
Pro-IS gunnies seize first town in Somalia
Pro-Islamic State militants have seized their first big town in the Puntland region of Somalia, officials and residents told VOA. The militants moved into the Red Sea town of Qandala, 90 miles east of Bosaso, in the early hours of Wednesday without any confrontations.

Officials from the Puntland administration have left the town. The chairman of the town, Jama Mohamed Mumin, confirmed to VOA’s Somali Service that the town was seized by “Daesh.”

A resident in the town told VOA Somali that about 60 militants entered the town and hoisted their flag on top of the police station and another historical building.

“Early in the morning they restricted our movement, now they eased restrictions and we are trying to leave the town,” says the resident, who asked not to be identified for fear of being killed security reasons.

He said local elders met with the militants and told them to leave the town but says the militants insisted ‘they are not going anywhere.”

The pro-Islamic State faction in northeastern Somalia is led by Sheikh Abdulkadir Mumin, a former al-Shabab cleric who pledged his allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a year ago. Last month, the U.S. State Department designated Mumin as a global terrorist.
"Look Ma, I'm famous!"
A former al-Shabab member estimates that about 200 pro-IS fighters are in the group. A security expert puts the number a bit higher at 300.

Qandala is a strategic port town facing the coastal towns of Yemen. The former Intelligence Director of Puntland Abdi Hassan said earlier that IS has started delivering supplies through their affiliate faction in Yemen.
How interesting. That could be a two way line of communication: Iranians could drop stuff into Qandala and then have it delivered by local boats.
“They received military supplies from Yemen – weapons, uniform, ISIS sent trainers who inspected their bases, and they have started sending financial support,” he said. “The weapons’ shipment was delivered by sea from Mukallah city in Hadramouth, it has arrived from the Red Sea coast of Somalia in February and March this year.”
Posted by: Steve White || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

al-Qaeda operative surrenders to Soddys
He ain't number three, but he'll do
[Asharq Al-Awsat] Riyadh- Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that al Qaeda’s Osama Ali Damjan, no.12 on the wanted list of 85 terrorists, has turned himself in to authorities. Damjan expressed his desire of returning to the Kingdom after spending over seven years abroad travelling from one warzone to another.

Damjan has served al Qaeda in each of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The wanted fugitive had been recruited by the ultra-hardline terror group for his skills with explosive manufactures.

Osama Ali Abdullah Damjan had contacted security services from abroad expressing a willingness to surrender.

A security spokesman for the Ministry of Interior stated that Damjan arrived in the Kingdom on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The Security spokesman further said that the fugitive will be treated in according to law. He also renewed the call by the Ministry of the Interior for all those wanted to surrender themselves to security authorities and desert any radical group that only harbors ill will for the Islamic nation, the Saudi state news agency said.

Special authorities arranged for Damjan’s arrival, vetting and medical inspection, the security spokesman added. A meeting with his parents was also fixed.

Information procured by Asharq Al-Awsat shows that Damjan had left for Afghanistan seven years ago, at 24, and has not made a return to the Kingdom since then.

Iran had also played a chief role with hosting al Qaeda fighters and providing safe quarters for operations management as of 2007. Wanted terrorists travelled freely inside Iran, sources said.

Tehran had helped in backing al Qaeda terrorists with plotting attacks against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Mines Continue to Kill Citizens in Taiz
[Asharq Al-Awsat] Taiz – Landmines planted by Houthi militias and ousted Ali Abdullah Saleh in Taiz Province, the third largest Yemeni city in south Capital Sana’a, have caused numerous civilian casualties regardless if they were women, children or elderly.

These militias have not committed themselves to Mine Ban Treaty of 1997, which Yemen joined in 1998.

Landmines planted by Houthi militias have caused the injury and death of many civilians and have hindered the passage of families displaced from their house as Houthis have planted these mines on the main streets that link the city to other villages in the province.

The militias have also planted mines in neighborhoods, especially those close to become under the control of the national army and the Popular Resistance forces.

Many landmines have caused the explosion of emergency vehicles, thus causing the death of the paramedics, who were supposed to treat the injured.

On August 9, 2016, 11 civilians, including seven children, were killed by an anti-vehicle mine in al-Waziyah, a western part of Taiz; two of the children were 4 years old.

While total figures for landmine casualties in Taiz are not available, landmines killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 39 in the Taiz governorate between May 2015 and April 2016, according to Against Mines National Organization (AMNO), a Taiz-based group.

All but one of the 18 deaths documented were caused by antivehicle mines while nine of 11 permanent injuries were from antipersonnel mines.

The group documented that landmines in Taiz killed five children, caused permanent disabilities to four and wounded 13.

For his part, Arms Director at Human Rights Watch Steve Goose said: “Houthi and allied forces are showing cold-hearted cruelty toward civilians by using landmines.”

“Yemen’s warring parties should immediately stop laying mines, destroying mines in their possession and ensuring that demining teams can work unimpeded so that families can return home safely.”
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Houthi head of missile operations killed in Marran battle
...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 ...
militia leader and head of their missile operations Nasser al-Kaait has been killed during an operation in Marran, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported.

The killing comes as Houthi militias ramp up their indiscriminate missile attacks on populated neighborhoods of Taiz.

On Wednesday, The United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
envoy to Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
handed an outline for a peace plan to Houthi militias which includes their withdrawal from major cities.

Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed left Sanaa after a three-day visit aimed at pushing for an end the country's 19-month conflict.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Pirates attack oil tanker near Bab al-Mandab
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A major pirate attack on an oil tanker has been reported on Wednesday while it was transiting the Bab al-Mandab Strait en route from Ukraine to India, coalition front man Major General Ahmed Assiri has said.

The pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at LNG tanker Melati Satu, Assiri said.

The crew of the Tuvalu-registered tanker sent a distress call that was received by a UAE ship and passed it to the 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...
n naval ship Majesty Riyadh.

Majesty Riyadh immediately headed to the site of the attack and was able to save the Melati Satu. It then accompanied Melati Satu until it safely transited Bab al-Mandab.

Assiri mentioned that the incident highlights the importance of the restoration of peace on the Yemeni side of Bab al-Mandab so ships can properly transit this vital international trade route.

He also noted that it shows how important it is that the 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 ...
rebels and their allies take immediate steps to implement the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
Security Council resolution 2216, which will lead to the resolution of the Yemeni conflict.
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Pirates

#1  More like an attempt to deny maritime transit.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/27/2016 10:45 Comments || Top||

Soddy forces foil another Houthi attack near Jazan
Fierce clashes between the Yemeni Army and the militias are raging in Sanaa's Nihm area, with the Saudi-led coalition aircraft providing intensified air support to the army forces, pounding the rebels' sites in the western and northwestern mountainous heights of Nihm.

The artillery also struck Houthi fortifications near the clashes area; the Yemeni Army is advancing in Al-Houl district as breakdowns are witnessed within the militias' ranks.

In Hifan, south of Taiz, fighting erupted between the national army and its allied resistance militants and the Houthi militias, and the Arab coalition fighter planes pounded Houthi targets near a health care center, killing and injuring a number of militants.

Clashes occurred in Serwah, west of Maarib province, after the coalition's air defense intercepted six ballistic missile attacks that were targeting Maarib city.

Observers say the ballistic missile attacks on Maarib were the most violent since legitimate forces of Yemen took control of the city.

Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Europe migrants colonists
Spain arrests man accused of spreading IS propaganda

[IsraelTimes] Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of spreading propaganda for the Islamic State armed group. A ministry statement said the man, identified only by the initials A.B., was arrested Wednesday in the northern town of Calahorra. It said he helped promote the Islamic group by praising its attacks and those who traveled to fight for it. It said he was linked to another Moroccan, Salim Aghmir, who was arrested in Pamplona city last December.

Police arrested two Moroccan-born imams in the Mediterranean island of Ibiza on Tuesday on similar suspicions.

The ministry says Spanish police have arrested 157 suspected pro-jihad activists since Spain raised its national security alert to one step below maximum following attacks in France and elsewhere last year.

After fire rages, French officials declare ‘jungle’ migrant camp closed

[IsraelTimes] French authorities declared the Calais migrant camp known as “the Jungle,” empty on Wednesday, after fires set by departing migrants accelerated plans to evacuate people from the burgeoning slum.

Local officials announced the destruction of the camp, where thousands fleeing war and poverty have lived in squalor as they waited for a chance to sneak across the English Channel into Britain. Migrants are being moved to reception centers around France where they can seek asylum.

“There are no more migrants in the camp,” said Fabienne Buccio, a local official in the camp. “Our mission has been fulfilled.”

Migrants were seen milling around after despite the announcement, but authorities said they would stop processing people by Wednesday evening.

Migrants have flocked to the Calais region for decades, but the camp has grown as Europe’s migrant crisis expanded. As it evolved into a massive slum supported by aid groups, France finally decided to shut it down.

As the reality of the mass evacuation took hold, fearful migrants from Afghanistan, Sudan, Eritrea, Syria and Pakistan braced for a new reality. Some pledged to just keep moving.

“This jungle is no good,” said Muhammad Afridi, 20, from Pakistan. “We go to a new jungle.”

The main alley through the camp near the city of Calais burned overnight, leaving skeleton-like hulks on either side of the road. Firefighters delved into the camp’s deepest recesses, trying to prevent a massive conflagration. Gas canisters popped as they exploded in the heat. One aid group’s truck burst into flames.

Migrants stood and watched. Some laughed.

Steve Barbet, a spokesman for the regional authorities, said one migrant was hospitalized. About 100 migrants were evacuated.

The camp once housed 6,300 migrants, according to authorities, but aid groups said the number was much higher.

From Breitbart:
Italy’s Renzi Threatens to ‘Veto’ Future EU Budget Over Migrants
26 Oct 2016
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Wednesday threatened to block the European Union’s next budget with a “veto” should Eastern European countries fail to take in their share of refugees.

Published: 1,200 Cologne New Year’s Eve Migrant Attacks Eye Witness Testimonies
26 Oct 2016
A German psychologist has published testimonies from police reports of the New Year’s Eve Cologne sex attacks showing the victims’ fear and the total lack of police presence.

Germany: Muslim Migrant with Four Wives and 23 Children Receives $390,000 a Year in Benefits
26 Oct 2016
A Syrian refugee who was granted asylum in Germany, along with his four wives and 23 children, is now reportedly receiving 360 thousand euro ($390,000) a year in benefits, sparking outrage among German citizens.

Calais Jungle Demolition Pictures: Chaos as Fires Blaze, Migrants May Return
26 Oct 2016
Fires continue to rage across the Jungle migrant camp in Calais today as the French authorities sent in bulldozers to clear the ‘jungle’ shantytown. Last night fire crews were pelted with stones and debris as they tried to help migrants

Renzi: Italy ‘Cannot Handle Another Year’ of 155,000 Immigrants
26 Oct 2016
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has issued a dire ultimatum, warning that Italy will not survive another year of mass immigration like the present one.

EU Parliament Debates ‘Undemocratic’ Reforms in Poland and Hungary
26 Oct 2016
The European Union (EU) parliament has debated the new reforms by both the Hungarian and Polish governments which the EU claims are dismantling democracy in the two nations.

And from the Daily Mail:
Does anyone object to this marriage… Migrant screaming 'Allahu Akbar' bursts into a wedding in a German church and tears down decorations
The bride and groom were celebrating their wedding with 90 guests in Duisburg, Germany, when a 23-year-old 'traumatised' Syrian man started destroying flowers in the church (file photo).

'They claim benefits and housing - all we get is a wall': Calais mayor tells Britain to stop 'provoking' France with its soft immigration policies
The deputy mayor of Calais, Philippe Mignonet, was speaking as demolition workers continued to tear down the Jungle refugee camp in his port town.

Calais deputy mayor blames BRITAIN for Jungle camp chaos... because 'migrants will always come to the UK for the benefits and are never expelled once they arrive'
Calais deputy mayor Philippe Mignonet claims migrants are drawn to the French port town because they are all desperate to get into Britain and claim the generous state welfare benefits on available
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2016 01:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Home Front: WoT
California Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Muslims
[AnNahar] A Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, man has been charged with making terrorist threats against a Moslem center and posting hateful messages on social media, authorities said Tuesday.

Mark Lucian Feigin, 40, was jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
last week after calling the Islamic Center of Southern California and threatening to kill Moslems, officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) told AFP.

She said Feigin is suspected of having called the center on September 19 and leaving a hate-filled message. He called again the following day, when he spoke to an employee and threatened to kill Moslems, Preciado said.

A search of his home in Agoura Hills, a city northwest of Los Angeles, turned up five rifles, a shotgun, seven pistols and more than 250 pounds (113 kilograms) of ammunition, including modified high-capacity magazines, she added.

"The right to free speech is a hallmark of our society," Commander Horace Frank, of the LAPD's Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, told a news conference. "But that right is not and cannot be unabated.

"Mr. Feigin broke the law when he threatened the lives of the individuals at the Islamic Center."

Omar Ricci, chairman of the Islamic Center, told AFP that staff became concerned after Feigin, who he said works in real estate, posted a message on the center's Facebook page in September and then followed up with the threatening calls.

"Generally speaking, the threats were against the religion of Islam, the Moslem community," he said. "And it was enough to cause fear in the person that was taking the call."

Feigin, who was released on $75,000 bail, could not be reached for comment and it was unclear if he had an attorney.

He is due to appear in court on November 10 and faces up to four years in prison if found guilty.

Ricci said the center has had to boost security in the wake of the threats and rising anti-Moslem sentiment in the United States.

"There will be armed guards at the center for the foreseeable future," he said.

- 'Toxicity toward Moslems' -
Hate crimes against American Moslems have soared to their highest level since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, according to a report published earlier this year by researchers at California State University, San Bernardino.

The surge has been attributed to last year's terror attacks in Gay Paree, Brussels and the California city of San Bernardino, as well as anti-Moslem rhetoric during the U.S. presidential campaign.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called for a ban on Moslems entering the United States and for a national registry of Moslems in the country.

Ricci said he has noticed a spike in anti-Moslem sentiment that has spread fear among the community that numbers about half a million in Southern California.

"In the United States today there is a certain toxicity toward Moslems being generated by a certain presidential candidate," Ricci said, referring to Trump. "And that toxicity is finding comfort with people who have ignorance of Islam and Moslems."
As chairman of the Islamic Center Mr. Omar Ricci is pretty much required to say so, at any rate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [382 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Barking dogs don't bite.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/27/2016 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  If you are going to harm someone you don't warn them first. This guy is not serious. He's just wind.
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Slimp9732 || 10/27/2016 6:56 Comments || Top||

#3  So the article turns out to be an anti-America hit piece on Trump?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/27/2016 7:36 Comments || Top||

#4  So bitter-clinger-gun-hoarding poster boy threatens anti Muslim violence just two weeks before the election. Not a talking point missed.

This smells.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 10/27/2016 8:10 Comments || Top||

2 die in border incident
At least two civilians were killed by Indian fire along the Working Boundary on Wednesday in Chaprar sector, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Eight civilians were also injured in the latest episode of cross-border firing by the Indian forces, the statement added.

"Pakistan Rangers gave a befitting response to Indian unprovoked fire," read the ISPR statement.

A civilian, Sikander, who was injured by Indian fire on October 25, succumbed to his injuries in Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Kharian today.

Meanwhile, the military sources claimed that Pakistani troops ‘effectively’ hit a number of Indian posts along the Line of Control and Working Boundary.

The officials claimed that “five Indian soldiers have been shot while four Indian posts destroyed in Bhimber sector in exchange of fire since yesterday”.

Protest lodged with India

Pakistan earlier today lodged a strong protest with India against "unprovoked" ceasefire violations on Oct 25-26. This is the third such protest lodged within a week.

The director general (South Asia and Saarc), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh on Wednesday to lodge a protest against ceasefire violations by Indian forces across the Working Boundary in the Chaprar and Harpal sectors, and across the Line of Control in the Bhimber sector, a Foreign Office (FO) statement said.

ISPR had said that five civilians had been injured by Indian fire today in the Sialkot sector, in a statement released earlier today.

The ISPR statement claimed that India's Border Security Force resorted to "unprovoked firing" across the Working Boundary in Harpal and Chaprar sectors.

ISPR said that Pakistan Rangers Punjab "befittingly" responded to "unprovoked" Indian firing and shelling.

"Since October 21, four civilians have embraced martyrdom while 21 others were injured at the Working Boundary," the ISPR claimed. Whereas, two people died due to firing along the Line of Control.

The Indian side was asked to investigate the incident and share the findings with Pakistan, and to instruct its troops to respect the ceasefire agreement in letter and spirit, refrain from intentionally targeting the villages and maintain peace along the Working Boundary and LoC.

FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria last week alleged that India has committed more than 90 ceasefire violations in 2016.

"During the 2014 provincial assembly elections, India violated ceasefire agreement more than 200 times," Zakaria said. He claimed that Pakistan has "never violated the ceasefire agreement."

Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under:

Policeman dies in bomb attack on polio security team Tuesday
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: A policeman was killed and two others suffered injuries when an kaboom hit a police party providing security to a polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
vaccination team near here on Tuesday.

The area where the blast took place is about 9km from here and situated along Charsadda Road, which has witnessed a spike in krazed killer activities over the past few months.

A police official told Dawn that there were two blasts in the area.

The first kaboom occurred in the Mewra locality near a roadblock set up by the police for random checking to provide security to polio teams working in the area.

The kaboom caused injuries to coppers Mohammad Nazir and Mian Liaqat Jan.

They were taken to the Lady Reading Hospital where the former died.

The other blast took place when personnel of the Bomb Disposal Unit were clearing the area, the official said. Policeman Mohammad Zubair sustained injuries in this attack.

SP Bilal Furqan said that he was overseeing security arrangements in the area when one of the blasts occurred, "just moments after my vehicle passed the area".

"Perhaps the assailants intended to hit my vehicle but the device did not go off when my vehicle was in its range because of a jammer installed in the automobile," he added.

Polio worker gunned down in Khyber Wednesday

[Dawn] A member of an anti-polio vaccination team worker was gunned down in Khyber Agency on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

The incident took place in Jamrud Tehsil where unidentified gunmen fired shots at a polio vaccinator, sources said.

The injured worker, Fazal Amin, was shifted in critical condition to Hayatabad Medical Complex where he succumbed to his injuries.

A policeman was killed and two others suffered injuries when an explosion hit a police party providing security to a polio vaccination team near Peshawar on Tuesday.

Polio vaccination drives are underway across Pakistan, one of only two polio endemic countries left in the world.

Last year, the number of polio cases recorded in Pakistan soared to 306, the highest in 14 years. Pakistan has, however, witnessed a 62 per cent drop in polio cases in 2016, according to the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS).

Attempts to eradicate polio have been badly hit by militant attacks on immunisation teams due to claims propagated by the Taliban that the vaccination drive is a front for espionage or a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims.

These rumours have also made inhabitants of lesser-developed parts of the country more wary of allowing immunisation.

The Taliban stepped up attacks targeting polio immunisation teams after Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to set up a hepatitis immunisation drive as part of efforts to track down Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

FADILIYA, Iraq: 'Ten ISIS suicide bombers coming at us from all directions'
[Reuters] Kurdish peshmerga fighter Germad Yihya stood on a small berm overlooking a village where he said Islamic State militants had taken a beating. A line of trees 500 meters away from his position illustrated how he can't afford to be complacent.

A day earlier, a suicide bomber had rushed out of the thick green vegetation and killed five of his comrades after Kurdish forces had fought for 10 days to gain the upper hand in Fadiliya, where 1,000 people remain trapped, surrounded by roadside bombs.

On Monday, Kurdish forces fired mortars at the outskirts of the village and there were several exchanges of gunfire. Plumes of smoke rose over the area.

Kurdish fighters told Reuters they had received orders to move in again and take Fadiliya once and for all.

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have cleared more than 30 villages like Fadiliya during their offensive to drive Islamic State from its main Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, in what is expected to be the biggest battle in Iraq for more than a decade.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2016 08:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

ISIS Reinforcements Are Flooding Into Mosul In A Desperate Attempt To Save The City
[Daily Caller] The Islamic State is throwing as many fighters as it can into the Iraqi city of Mosul in a desperate attempt to push back against coalition forces, according to the Pentagon.

ISIS reinforcements from Syria and Iraq are entering Mosul from areas west of the city, which are still under the terrorist group's control. ISIS leaders inside the city have been forced to conscript administration officials and other non-traditional fighters in order to counter the coalition's offensive.

"ISIL (ISIS) continues to augment its manpower from the outside," Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Monday. "We see them taking administrative and support personnel, people who are not normally involved in arms, and they are arming them."

Davis noted that despite the reinforcements, ISIS is having difficulty with its command and control capabilities thanks in part to coalition air strikes.

ISIS's decision to arm every potential fighter it can is not surprising. The terrorist group is woefully outnumbered, with less than 5,000 fighters in the city. In turn, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have deployed 18,000 men, while the Kurdish Peshmerga have fielded around 10,000. Approximately 2,000 Iraqi federal police are also supplementing the coalition force.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2016 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [453 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The ones smart enough to run are a lot more dangerous.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/27/2016 1:32 Comments || Top||

#2  These are going to be used to buy time so that the smart ones can leave.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/27/2016 10:54 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 10/27/2016 19:24 Comments || Top||

Kurd, Iraqi forces capture 9 more villages in Ninevah
[ARA News] Duhok – Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi army troops on Wednesday continued their operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in the vicinity of Iraq’s northwestern city of Mosul, and secured at least nine villages.

The Peshmerga hit ISIS positions in the eastern suburb of Mosul, using heavy artillery.

“Subsequent to fierce clashes, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces expelled ISIS from several villages in the Hamdaniya District in eastern Mosul, including the Qaraqoush Village,” a Peshmerga officer told ARA News.

The officer added that their forces also pushed ISIS out of the Shabak-populated village of Khersbad, about 10km north of Mosul.

In the meantime, the Iraqi Central Command reported the liberation of a number of villages in the area stretching from Mosul to Bartali District, including Khizne Tebe, al-Muafaqiyah, Tawabza and Tahrawa.

Backed by the Peshmerga, the Iraqi security forces also regained the town of Qasabat Kermlis in Mosul suburb.

This comes just few days after the Kurdish Peshmerga expelled ISIS from 24 villages as part of the battle for Mosul.
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

2 yutes kill ISIS operative in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday that violent clashes broke out near a house in the city of Mosul after two teenagers murdered an ISIS militant.

Al Sumeria News stated “Two teenagers from the Popular Resistance killed an ISIS member who was stationed in al-Hayy al-Arabi area in Mosul, then escaped to a house in the residential area,” adding that, “Dozens of armed ISIS members surrounded the house, then violent clashes broke out between them and the two youths who resisted ISIS courageously.”

“Clouds of smoke rose from the house after being set ablaze,” Al Sumaria explained. “The fate of the two youths are unknown,” Al Sumaria revealed.

The attacks against ISIS members in the city of Mosul started to increase as a result of a growing popular uprising against the presence of the terror group in the city.

The joint security forces, backed by the Army Aviation and international coalition forces, continue advancing in the battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS occupation.

Iraqi militia torture refugees in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Social media activists published a video showing a number of al-Hashd al-Shaabi milita members torturing two displaced children in Mosul, Rudaw News website reported on Wednesday.

The footage showed security members, who are said to be from al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s forces torturing children for fleeing the ongoing military battles in Mosul.

The video was published on accounts close to al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces that are deployed near the city of Mosul but its credibility could not be ensured yet.

Earlier, Human Rights Watch warned of organized killing and torture by al-Hashd al-Shaabi motivated by sectarian hatred against civilians in the areas of battle against the Islamic State.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi was formed in 2014 for deployment against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The organization was formed by uniting existing militias under the “People’s Mobilization Committee” of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior.

Hookers and blow: 2 ISIS officials make off with ISIS cash

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets announced on Tuesday that the so-called ISIS finance and suicide bomber recruitment officials disappeared under mysterious circumstances along with millions of dollars and files relating to ISIS financial transactions in the province.

Al Sumaria News stated, “The official of Diwan al-Hisba, Abu Moataz Al-Qahtani, and a female suicide bomber recruiter disappeared under mysterious circumstances,” noting that, “Qahtani is close to ISIS leaders and he is considered to be a financial mastermind who has immense access and information about ISIS financial secrets.”

“The officials disappeared along with important files and millions of US dollars,” Al Sumaria explained. “The suicide bomber recruitment official is also considered to be one of the most important ISIS female members; she recruited dozens of girls from several foreign and European countries,” Al Sumaria added.

ISIS rounds up usual suspects for HQ fire

[ARA News] Mosul – Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants arrested on Wednesday dozens of people in Iraq’s northwestern Mosul City, after accusing them of attacking its security headquarters, local sources reported.

This comes just one day after an anonymous group attacked a building for the ISIS-led Islamic Police –also known as Diwan al-Hisba– in central Mosul.

“The main Hisba headquarters in Wadi Hajar District of Mosul was attacked and burned by an anonymous group. ISIS has subsequently arrested more than 25 people suspected of participating in the attack,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News.

ISIS militants have reportedly broke into civilian houses in the areas of Hammam al-Alil, al-Areej, Wadi Hajar and al-Mansoura in search for those responsible for the attack on the Hisba headquarters.

“The arrestees, including young men and elderly, were taken to the Mosul Detention Centre for interrogation on the incident,” al-Malla reported, citing an ISIS member.

The incident coincided with ongoing military operations by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi troops against ISIS in the vicinity of Mosul–the ISIS main bastion in Iraq.

“The burning of the Hisba headquarters caused a state of confusion in ISIS’ ranks, as the attack was carried out by a local cell,” the head of Nineveh Media Centre Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News.

“Th attack on al-Hisba indicates that the anti-ISIS activists inside the city of Mosul started to hit the group from the inside as the US-backed Kurdish and Iraqi forces continue combatting the group in Mosul suburb.”
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Mosul Offensive News
Kurds capture 2nd village near Bashiqa

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday, that the Peshmerga forces recaptured Dirk village near Bashiqa, and seized large quantities of weapons inside the village.

Al Sumaria News stated, “Peshmerga forces recaptured the village of Dirk, west of Bashiqa,” adding that, “The village was besieged by the Peshmerga for several days.”

“Large quantities of weapons were seized inside the village,” Al Sumaria added. “98 persons were freed from the village and transferred to secure places,” Al Sumaria explained.

The joint security forces, backed by the Army Aviation and international coalition forces, continue advancing in the battle to liberate Mosul from the ISIS grip.
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

IS ‘shave beards’ as pressure builds on Mosul road with elite force
[Dhaka Tribune] 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....
group fighters were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, residents said, as Iraqi forces moved ever closer to the city Wednesday and civilians fled in growing numbers.
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Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Some refer to them as Obama's shock troops...but of course that is disrespectful of the office of the POTUS and we should be offended.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/27/2016 9:08 Comments || Top||

Palestinian kids, age 8, detained with knives outside settlement
[IsraelTimes] Two Paleostinian children carrying knives were detained outside a West Bank settlement, south of Jerusalem, on Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

"A short while ago forces identified and apprehended two Paleostinian children under the age of ten near the community of Migdal Oz," the army said. "During the initial questioning the children admitted to have been sent, armed with knives, in order to carry out a terror attack."

The two were spotted near the security fence.

IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner said the pair were just eight years old.

"When two, eight-year-old children are sent on a mission to attack Israeli civilians it is clear that the hateful rhetoric that echoes within Paleostinian society abuses the most vulnerable of minds," he said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2016 01:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "When two, eight-year-old children are sent on a mission to attack Israeli civilians it is clear that the hateful rhetoric that echoes within Paleostinian society abuses the most vulnerable of minds," he said.

I must be racist. After reading this my mind instantly defaulted to BLM.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2016 5:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Funny thing besoeker, my mind always makes leaps in the opposite direction.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/27/2016 6:03 Comments || Top||

#3  They need to be removed from their families
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2016 8:40 Comments || Top||

#4  In both BLM and Paleo?
Posted by: Pappy || 10/27/2016 9:02 Comments || Top||

#5  From BLM to Hamas.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/27/2016 9:41 Comments || Top||

#6  I was referring to "remove from families".

"Remove" of course can be defined in many ways.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/27/2016 11:03 Comments || Top||

ISIS, al-Nusra slug it out in eastern Lebanon
[al-Manar] Several militants of Al-Nusra Front and the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) terrorist organizations were killed and many others wounded during clashes on Wednesday that erupted between both groups in the vicinity of Al-Ajram plains in Arsal barrens east of Lebanon.

The clashes began after a new infiltration attempt of ISIL militants toward Hamid valley, as the Front gunmen were monitoring the infiltrating group at Serj Al-Nammoura barrier in Al-Zamrani valley.

Worth noting that such clashes are being repeated on a daily basis after attempts by ISIL militants to infiltrate from Ajram valley and plain area toward Hamid valley and the amusement park in Arsal barrens. The area constitutes the support and supply route for both parties and has become an engagement line between the two sides.
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [533 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

15 die in Idlib airstrikes
[ARA News] Idlib – Syrian warplanes launched on Wednesday several airstrikes on the northwestern Idlib Governorate. One of the strikes hit a primary school in the the village of Hass, causing casualties among school children, eyewitnesses and activists reported.

At least 19 people were killed in Wednesday’s air raids in Idlib suburb, including 15 children.

“The airstrikes directly hit residential buildings and the Hass school, which proves the regime’s intention to kill as many civilians as possible,” media activist Omran Samasra told ARA News.

A doctor in a makeshift hospital in Idlib said they received more than 16 wounded people subsequent to the airstrikes.

“Some of them are in critical condition,” he told ARA News. “The death toll may rise in the next few hours as we suffer a shortage of equipment and staff.”

“We installed this field hospital to treat the wounded, but we don’t have sufficient equipment and medicine to provide the necessary treatment to those heavily wounded,” he added.

According to local source, the Syrian air force launched over ten raids on Idlib on Wednesday.
Posted by: badanov || 10/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

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