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Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under:


-War on Police-
Utah police officer dies after struck by suspect's car during chase
[FOXNEWS] A police officer in suburban Salt Lake City died Sunday after a stolen car struck him in the street during a chase, Sherlocks said.

West Valley City police said 25-year-old Officer Cody Brotherson was standing outside his vehicle deploying spike strips to stop the car on Sunday morning. He died at the scene.

Police said the car stopped after striking the officer, and Sherlocks were questioning three people in the vehicle.

West Valley City police said Brotherson had been with the department since December 2013.

The chase began around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Officers saw three people steal the car from an apartment complex, and the group took off after police went after them, Sherlocks said.

West Valley City is about 10 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.
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Afghanistan
Nearly 200 Security Forces Under Siege By Taliban
A number of Parliament Members (MPs) and the families of soldiers have said almost 200 security force members are under siege by the Taliban in four districts of Uruzgan and southern Helmand provinces‎.

They have appealed to government to step in and help.

MPs from the provinces and families of the affected soldiers said if government does not break the siege, there will be shocking consequences.

"If government does not pay attention to them and does not rescue them, we will witness another tragedy," said Raihana Azad, an MP from Uruzgan.

The families indicate that the soldiers have been under siege for about two months but the Ministry of Defense (MoD) has said the issue has been resolved.

"They are not under siege, but there was problems in the Ismaiel military base because of its geographic location. Then they were put together in Merwais base," said Mohammad Radmanish, deputy spokesman of MoD.

"He called me and said it is about two days that we have not eaten anything and said it may be the last time you hear my voice. It is very difficult and painful for me," said a mother whose son is under siege in Uruzgan.

Nearly 200 soldiers have been under Taliban siege in the Gizab, Chora, Deh Rawudand Charchino districts of Uruzgan province.

There have however been reports in the past of soldiers under siege who have then been kidnapped and killed by insurgents.

"If government does not break the siege and does not rescue them, the trust between officers and soldiers, between government and soldiers will weaken," said Atiqullah Amarkhil, a former military officer.
Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


2 Pakistanis belonging to Lashkar-e-Islam arrested in Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops have tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
two Pak nationals belonging to Lashkar-e-Islam
...a group of Islamic bandidos infesting Khyber Agency. It's headed by a former bus driver....
as they arrived in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment said the two suspects were arrested during an operation in Achin district where the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group and other gunnies are openly operating.

The two suspects have been identified as Jan Mohammad and Jinad and are originally ressidents of Khyber Agency
... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though...
in Pakistain.

According to Nangarhar police, the two suspects had visited Afghanistan to conduct insurgency activities.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including the Taliban gunnies and ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar-e-Islam


Afghan forces foil possible terrorist attack in Mazar-e-Sharif city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) foiled a possible terrorist attack plot in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the lovely provincial capital of northern Balkh province.

Local officials in Baghlan said at least three suspects were enjugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
as they were transporting rockets and some other military equipment to Mazar city via Baghlan.

Provincial police chief in Baghlan Gen. Noor Habib Gulbahari said 5 rockets of the Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher, and some other military equipment were loaded in a private car as the suspects were looking to transport them to Mazar city.

Gen. Gulbahari further added that the suspects were on their way from capital 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....
to Mazar city when they were spotted and arrested by the police forces.

No further details were given regarding the possible target of the murderous Moslems but Gen. Gulbahari said an investigation is underway from the suspects.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including the Taliban bully boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
30 detained over attempted murder of Egyptian deputy prosecutor, former top cleric
[AlAhram] Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution has ordered the detention of 30 people for 15 days pending investigations into the failed liquidation attempts on the country’s former top Moslem holy man Ali Gomaa and deputy prosecutor-general Zakareya Abdel-Aziz.

"The investigations have revealed that the defendants were members of the Moslem Brüderbund group who formed terrorist cells that aim to conduct terrorist operations and liquidations under orders from the group’s runaway [leaders]," the prosecution said in a Sunday statement.

The statement added that the defendants, who were tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
Friday, planned to assassinate several public figures and target vital state institutions.

The prosecution charged the defendants with "forming a terrorist organization that aims to overthrow the government as well as launching attacks against state institutions, public figures and police and army forces."

Other charges include the possession of firearms and bombs.

The interior ministry published a video on its official Facebook page showing the defendants confessing to "plotting terrorist attacks against security forces and government figures."

In a Friday statement, the interior ministry said its intelligence work revealed that the Moslem Brüderbund is forming new "terrorist entities" such as Haraket Thowar Misr, Hasm and Lowaa El-Thawra, and uses these groups "as a media front" to take the blame for the Brotherhood’s violent attacks.

The little-known new murderous Moslem group Hasm has grabbed credit for the attacks against Gomaa and Abdel-Aziz.

The ministry said it also found documents showing Brotherhood leaders admitting they were behind the liquidation of Egypt’s top prosecutor Hisham Barakat in June 2015.

The Moslem Brüderbund was officially designated a terrorist organization by the government in December 2013 following several deadly attacks on security personnel, to which the Brotherhood denied responsibility.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


IS group claims killing of Tunisian soldier
[AlAhram] 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....
group on Sunday grabbed credit for the killing of a Tunisian soldier at his home in a central region that is a major hideout for murderous Moslems groups.

"A Tunisian soldier was assassinated in his home yesterday at the hands of Islamic State fighters in Mount Mghilla," the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said.

Public television reported late Saturday that a soldier had been killed at his home by unidentified attackers. Citing defence ministry front man Belhassen Oueslati, the channel said army and national guard units had launched a search for the attackers.

Contacted by AFP, the defence ministry declined to comment.

Since a revolution in 2011, Tunisian security forces have been battling a murderous Moslems movement responsible for the deaths of dozens of soldiers and coppers as well as civilians. A total of 59 tourists have also been killed.

The country has been under a state of emergency since a string of deadly attacks in 2015, claimed by groups affiliated with IS group and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

IS group carried out three major attacks on Tunisian soil in 2015, killing 72 people. In March 2015, krazed killer gunnies killed 21 tourists and a policeman at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis. The following month, 30 Britons were among 38 foreign holidaymakers killed in a gun and grenade attack on a beach resort near the Tunisian city of Sousse. That November, a suicide kaboom in the capital killed 12 members of the presidential guard. Authorities responded by declaring a state of emergency and a curfew in Tunis. The curfew was later lifted, but the state of emergency has remained in place.

In March, dozens of murderous Moslems attacked security installations in the town of Ben Guerdane on the border with Libya, killing 13 members of the security forces. Seven civilians and 55 murderous Moslems were killed, according to an official toll.

Several thousand Tunisians have travelled abroad to join krazed killer groups in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Revolutionaries in Tripoli call for new national dialogue, warn of dangers to the city
[Libya Herald] A group calling itself "The Brigades of Revolutionaries in Libya" rallied with several armoured vehicles in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
’s Martyrs’ Square late yesterday afternoon demanding "all good Libyans" reject foreign moves to resolve the country’s political crisis. Instead they should unite behind national efforts to find a solution.

The rally followed an earlier, smaller protest after Friday prayers by some of the same group in the square, but minus the weapons and armoured vehicles.

The main rally was followed by a statement of their views on the Tanasah TV channel belonging to the controversial grand mufti, Sadek al-Ghariani. He too supports national dialogue, firmly rejecting the UN-brokered Libyan Political Agreement and the Presidency Council.

While national dialogue was the goal, it was made clear in the televised statement that it excluded Khalifa Hafter and his supporters. The group, linked to the largely now Tripoli-based Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) as well as to other murderous Moslems operating in the capital such as Salah Badi
...a Misrata militia commander, self-appointed colonel and a member of the Wafa Islamist bloc. He was cashiered from the Libyan army in 1992 because he was nuts...
, described him as a "war criminal".

They said that their leaders were highly concerned about the deteriorating economic situation faced by Libyans and that they feared that escalated tensions could lead to a new civil war which would divide the country.
Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram militants kill two Nigerian soldiers
[Iran Press TV] Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
bully boyz have killed at least two Nigerian soldiers and razed a village in the troubled northeastern part of the African country.

Local residents said on Sunday that a group of Boko Haram gunnies arrived in Akwada village late Saturday and torched homes after looting food supplies.

"Boko Haram gunnies attacked the village around 7:30 p.m. They fired indiscriminately and hurled explosives," AFP quoted resident Bitrus John as saying.

"They killed two soldiers and injured another one in shootout," John said.

Bulus Samson, another witness, said, "The village has been entirely burnt, there is nothing left apart from burnt rubble of our mud houses."

Akwada adjoins the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, where the terrorist group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls two years ago.

Nigerian soldiers had deployed in the area following incessant attacks there in recent months.

The latest attack underscores the continued threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria's volatile northeast. It came two weeks after similar raids on two nearby villages, where the forces of Evil looted and burnt homes.

In a separate development, the Nigerian army said on Sunday it had retaken some villages from the bully boy group in the Lake Chad region in operations on Friday and Saturday and "rescued" 85 people.

Army front man Sani Usman said in a statement that 37 Boko Haram bad boyz were potted in another operation in four villages in the south of Borno state.

Nigeria Foiled Suicide Attacks Friday in Restive Northeast

[AnNahar] Nigerian military have thwarted attempted suicide kabooms in the restive northeast, the epicentre of the seven-year Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
insurgency, the army has said

Army front man Sani Usman said in a statement late Friday that troops killed a suspectedjacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bomber
a day earlier when she attempted to enter a military site in Yamtake in Borno state.

"The failed suicide kaboom attack was followed up with futile probing attack by murderous Moslems which was decisively dealt with by the troops," he said.

Usman said the troops killed all four attackers including two suicide bombers and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, but one soldier was killed.

"Unfortunately, we lost a soldier in the process," he said
Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Yemeni forces capture two Saudi military bases in Asir
Yemeni (Saleh) soldiers backed by allied (Houthi) fighters have taken control of two Saudi military bases in the kingdom's southern border region of Asir.

According to military sources, a Saudi military vehicle was also destroyed in the Sunday night retaliatory attack.

On Saturday, Yemeni forces also attacked a military position in the region in which several Saudi border guards were killed and injured.

Also on Sunday, Yemeni artillery targeted and destroyed a Saudi mercenary rallying point in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s southern Najran region, killing a large number of troops stationed there.

Earlier in the day, Yemeni forces launched missiles at a Saudi base in the region, destroying it and causing a large number of casualties.

On Saturday, Saudi military aircraft carried out a fresh round of strikes against several areas across 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...
including the Razeh district in the northwestern province of Sa’ada as well as the Nihm and Hamdan districts in the western province of Sana’a.

Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [323 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Kosovo says detained Islamic State suspects planned attacks in Balkans
[AlAhram] Kosovo's state prosecutor has said seven 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 suspects detained last week were planning attacks in the Balkans and were receiving instructions from turbans in Syria.

Anti-terror police locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
seven men in three different towns on Friday and the group was subsequently locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
for 30 days pending further investigation by the court of first instance in Pristina.

The seven men had contacts in neighbouring countries such as Macedonia and Albania, and other suspects from the group still remain on the lam, a document from the state prosecutor seen by Rooters showed.

Kosovo has not seen any bully boy attacks on its home turf, but at least 200 people have been detained or investigated for alleged Islamic State-related offences.

Around 300 Kosovars have gone to fight with the group in Syria and Iraq.

According to the prosecution, the seven men were in contact with an Islamic State member, the self-declared "commander of Albanians in Syria and Iraq", Lavdrim Muhaxheri, during September and October this year when he gave them instructions on attacks.

"They have prepared terrorist attacks on the territory of the Balkans, but first in Kosovo. They have planned to attack different buildings including security institutions," the prosecution said.

The men wanted to create a regional offshoot of Islamic State, and one had already spent time fighting alongside the group in Syria, the document said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains 15 in raids targeting Kurdish militant group
[Ynet] Turkish police detained 15 suspects in an operation involving raids across the southeastern province of Adana targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bad boy group, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sunday.

The raids come as fighting between security forces and PKK holy warriors in the largely Kurdish southeast has escalated to new heights since the collapse of a 2-1/2-year ceasefire between the state and the bad boy group in July of last year.

On Friday, a boom-mobile in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir killed 11 people and maimed at least 100, hours after Turkish authorities detained the leaders and politician of the main pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), whom the government accuses of links to the PKK.
Separately, An Nahar updates with the latest claim of responsibility for Friday's bombing in Diyarbakir:
A bomb attack in Diyarbakir on Friday left 11 people dead, with Turkey saying it was the work of the PKK and then Amaq news agency, affiliated to Islamic State (IS) extremists, claiming it for the jihadists.

But on Sunday the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), a splinter group of the better-known PKK and behind several deadly strikes this year, said the bombing was a suicide attack carried out by one of its militants.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Huge militant supply cache recovered
[Daily Excelsior] A day after security forces killed a bad boy in Shopian forest area in South Kashmire, bad boys’ plan to settle in forests during winter was foiled today as huge quantity of supplies of turbans were recovered from their hideout.

Army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Shopian Police today busted a bad boy hideout in Dubjan forests in Shopian district of South Kashmire and recovered huge quantity of winter supplies which they had stored there.

The supplies recovered include 7 gas cylinders, 20 blankets , 30 jackets, 50 kg potatoes, 50 kg onion, 15 kg dry fruit, 200 kg rice, 200 kg Atta, 10 liters juice, 5 pair shoes, 20 pieces Vicks Vaporub, 6 canes of 15 liters refined oil, 20 mattresses and other administrative items.

Sources said that the turbans were planning to settle inside forest hideouts during winter and a group of Hizbul Muajhideen turbans were storing supplies there.

Yesterday security forces killed a Hizbul Mujahideen bad boy in a shootout while four others escaped taking the cover of dense bushes in Shopian forest area of South Kashmire.

These turbans were in a forest hideout and were planning to settle there in winter. They were making winter preparations but the security forces foiled their plans.

In the meantime, police and Army cordoned off Panaer forest area of Tral after gun shots were heard this evening.

Earlier, in the day security forces had cordoned off the forest area after they received information about presence of turbans there. However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
the operation was called off after no turbans were found there.
Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  gonna be a long hungry winter, Jihadis
Posted by: Frank G || 11/07/2016 8:30 Comments || Top||


Cross-border firing kills two Indian soldiers: Army
[Iran Press TV] At least two Indian soldiers have been killed during an exchange of fire with Pak troops along the de facto border dividing the disputed region of Kashmire.

The Indian army said in a statement that two of its soldiers were killed on Sunday in the latest exchange of cross-border fire with Pakistain along the Line of Control (LoC).

Separately, one soldier was killed in a firefight as Indian troops pushed back against "infiltrators" from the Pak side, Indian army front man, Colonel N. N. Joshi, said. Another soldier died in a separate incident in the disputed region, but military sources did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Indian and Pak forces have been engaged in similar festivities in the disputed region over the past months. Each side accuses the other of provocation.

Last week, authorities on both sides closed hundreds of schools along frontier areas when cross-border firing killed 14 residents.

Apparently India has responded:

The Indian Army said that while the infiltration bids were foiled, it has also inflicted heavy damage to several Pakistani posts across the Line of Control in Poonch sector .

At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistani army targeting civil and defence facilities and civilian areas, a senior army officer said said.

"Unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan army in Poonch sector from 1015 hours using 120 mm mortars, 82 mm mortars and automatic weapons," the spokesman said.

He said the Indian army effectively and appropriately retaliated the fire using same caliber weapons, shelling and firing exchange was still on.
Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  He said the Indian army effectively and appropriately retaliated the fire using same caliber weapons, shelling and firing exchange was still on.

They use a 120 mortar you use a MLRS
They use an 82 mm mortar, you use a battery of 155 howitzers
They kill 2 of yours you level a CP.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/07/2016 10:12 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/07/2016 11:21 Comments || Top||


Ex-PPP senator Abidi held for ‘facilitating sectarian killings’
[DAWN] KARACHI: Faisal Raza Abidi, former Pakistain Peoples Party senator, was picked up from his Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
residence in the early hours of Saturday morning and was being grilled for his alleged involvement in certain cases of sectarian killings in the city, official sources said.

Heavy contingents of police and Rangers raided Mr Abidi’s house in New Rizvia Society, took him into custody and shifted him to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location.

During the day, a police brass hat told Dawn that the ex-senator was formally jugged
Please don't kill me!
in a case pertaining to the killing of two members of the Tableeghi Jamaat. "We have arrested Faisal Abidi for his alleged involvement in the double murder case," said SP Jamshed Quarters Tahir Noorani.

But in the evening, a top-ranking police officer said that Mr Abidi was "detained" and being investigated in some previous cases of sectarian killings. "He will be released if found innocent," he said, asking not to be named.

Sources told Dawn that the issue of his "arrest" also came under discussion at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to review the breakdown of law and order in the city.

They said that the police authorities informed the CM that he was picked up on suspicion of being a "controller" in some cases of sectarian killings. The CM told them that it was their job to take such action against any suspect and all he cared about was the result.

Mr Abidi’s arrest triggered a strong reaction on the social media and by late evening #FaisalRazaAbidi was trending on Twitter.

The Majlis Wahdat-e-Moslemeen and even the the increasingly addiposeAltaf Hussain
..The head of MQM in Pakistain, who has lived in London and hasn't laid eyes on Pakistain since Caesar made corporal. Judging from the size of him,he may be a Hutt...
-led Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
also condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release.

Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Three ‘militants’ killed in Bolan
[DAWN] QUETTA: Three suspected Death Eaters were killed in a shootout with security personnel during a search operation in the mountainous area of Mushkaf in Bolan district on Saturday.

Personnel of the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
and an intelligence age­ncy cordoned off the hilly area between Mushkaf and Aab-e-Gum on a tip-off to conduct the operation. "Heavy weapons, including rockets, were used in the shootout," said FC front man Khan Wasey. The exchange of fire that continued for a few hours left three Death Eaters dead, he added.

He claimed that the murderous Moslems, linked to a banned outfit, were involved in the att­ack on a Rawalpindi-bound passenger train near the Aab-e-Gum railway station in October.

Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar


ASWJ general secretary, top Shia cleric detained in Karachi
[DAWN] Secretary general of the proscribed Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat
...which is the false nose and plastic mustache of the murderous banned extremist group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain, whatcha might call the political wing of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi...
(ASWJ) Taj Hanafi and All Pakistain Shia Action Committee Chief Allama Mirza Yusuf Husain were detained in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, officials said Sunday.

According to the Rangers, Hanafi was incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
from Karachi's Nagan Chowrangi area on Sunday afternoon.

An ASWJ front man also confirmed that Hanafi, who was to contest the Nov 24 NA-298 by-polls, had been arrested.

All Pakistain Shia Action Committee chief Allama Mirza Yusuf Husain was apprehended from his residence in Karachi by police late Saturday night, a Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) spokesperson told Dawn.

Husain's residence is attached to Jamia Masjid Noor-e-Iman in Nazimabad where he is a prayer leader, he said.

MWM leader Ahmed Iqbal Rizvi in a statement, while condemning Husain's detention, said that "killings of the mourners and detentions of Shia leaders were a conspiracy to foil Karachi operation."

A police spokesperson said that several people were detained during ’combing and search operations’ in different parts of the city.

Residents blocked roads in Karachi protesting the alleged insult of religious texts during a search operation in a mosque in Rizvia Society. The allegations surfaced after photographs showing the aftermath of the search operation were shared widely across social media.

A Rangers blurb, however, denied any such incident took place during a search operation.

"The Pakistain Rangers term photos being shared on social media by miscreants contrary to the facts," the blurb said. "The purpose of such photos is to hinder the operation."

"After receiving information about the presence of miscreants, the Rangers paid due respect to the sanctity of the mosque, imambargah and madressah during their search operation."

Police also started the paperwork but haven't done much else pertaining to possession of illegal arms against ex-PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, a police brass hat said on Sunday. Abidi was arrested on Saturday from his residence in Karachi.

Jamshed Quarters SP Tahir Noorani said Abidi was taken into custody in connection with the killing of two men who belonged to the Tableeghi Jamaat in Patel Para area of the metropolis a day earlier.

"We have arrested Faisal Abidi for his alleged involvement in the double murder case," said SP Jamshed Quarters Tahir Noorani.

But in the evening, a top-ranking police officer said that Abidi was "detained" and being investigated in some previous cases of sectarian killings. "He will be released if found innocent," he said, asking not to be named.

Around five weapons were recovered during a raid on Abidi's New Rizvia Society late Friday night, a police brass hat said today. Out of them, one submachine gun was without a license.

Therefore, the police have started the paperwork but haven't done much else against him under Sindh Arms Act on behalf of the state.

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Iraq
Mosul is being destroyed by, as well as ‘liberated’ from, ISIS
War is hell, they say. Especially when one of the parties is utterly barbaric.
[Independent] As the Iraqi army advanced further into east Mosul today, Isis fighters responded by firing mortar shells into the Gogjali district that had been freed earlier in the week. We met the families fleeing the mortar barrage crammed into their battered cars and pick-ups at an army checkpoint at Bartella a dozen miles down the road. We had been told we could not go any further because it was too dangerous and Isis fighters were firing at the road not far ahead between Bartella and Mosul.

The people escaping from the eastern side of Mosul give a convincing picture of what is happening there as the army moves forward. Mehdi, a former metal worker but jobless since Isis captured Mosul in June 2014, said that the shelling had started at 8am and had gone on for an hour. He had put his wife and seven children into their car and driven out of the city without much idea of where they were going, so long as it was safe

Mehdi confirmed reports that Isis were withdrawing from the eastern side of Mosul, which is separated from the western side by the Tigris River. “They are leaving some two or three fighting positions behind in every district and the fighters there are being killed,” he said. All the local Iraqi fighters were leaving and those who stayed behind were foreign members of Isis. Asked about their nationality, Mehdi said he did not know because he never went near them. He pointed to a cigarette packet in his shirt pocket and said: “We cannot talk to the foreigners because as soon as they smell cigarette smoke from you, they send you off to be whipped.”

There is no doubt that the great majority of people in Mosul will be glad to get rid of Isis with its cruelty, violence, subjugation of women and religious bigotry. But it is not at all clear what comes next. Isis is likely to lose Mosul, but it will not go wholly out of business in Iraq or anywhere else. It is already resorting to guerrilla raids such as one today when a group of Isis fighters took over a mosque and part of the town of Shirqat, 60 miles south of Mosul, and were resisting counter-attack. They did the same in Kirkuk last month when 100 Isis fighters mysteriously invaded the centre of the oil city.

But the effect of the recapture of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, on the morale and war-making capacity of Isis should be great. Isis will no longer have the human and financial resources of the self-declared Caliphate, at its peak a powerful administrative machine, to support its campaign of slaughter at home and abroad. The very fact of defeat is likely to be damaging for a movement that claimed its victories were divinely inspired.

Isis may be weaker, but this does not mean that it is no longer to be feared. Security may be greater for the minorities living in the Nineveh Plain, the flat land east of Mosul city that was once home to half a million people who might be Christians, Sunni Arabs, Shabak (who speak their own language and mostly Shia), Yazidis or Kakai. The security for these people has improved, but only by comparison with what went before when they were persecuted and driven out by Isis.

The chances of restoring any form of security to the Nineveh Plain depends on first of all capturing Mosul from which Isis has destabilised the whole of northern Iraq. It will take time to discover if Mosul is going to be destroyed as well as “liberated”, as has already happened to the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria and the Sunni Arab city of Ramadi in Iraq. It is also unclear if Isis will be able to revert to guerrilla warfare, to which its tactics of using suicide bombers alongside well-trained and fanatical infantry, are well-suited.

It was difficult not to wonder today how soon the Sunni Arabs, who were fleeing Mosul because of a mortar barrage, would be able to go back. It may be that the conflict in Iraq is not going to end with any form of power-sharing, as so often recommended by foreign powers, but because the war has finally produced winners and losers – and the people of Mosul will be among the latter
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#1  the conflict in Iraq is not going to end with any form of power-sharing, as so often recommended by foreign powers, but because the war has finally produced winners and losers – and the people of Mosul will be among the latter

when isis style, Al Q style, Iran style, etc. Islam ends we might finally have more winners

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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


Gunmen attack ISIS Top Turban residence; 2 die

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A group of unknown armed individuals attacked on Saturday the home of the so-called “Governor of Nineveh” at the self-proclaimed Islamic State militant group, killing two of his guards at central Mosul, according to a local source in Nineveh.

Abu Mohamed al-Hayyali, a senior leader at the Islamic State, had his home raided and two of his bodyguards killed, after which the group imposed tight security at the incident’s scene and deployed extra members to search for the attackers, disclosed the source.

“This is the first attack of its kined to target the Governor of Mosul,” the source explained.

ISIS fighters are sustaining severe losses in personnel and supply as Iraqi government forces, assisted by US-led air forces and Shia militias, continue a three-week-old campaign to liberate the city of Mosul, the last ISIS strong-hold in Iraq. Losses were so painful that the group apparently ceased to refer to Mosul as the capital of its bloodily-sought “Caliphate”. Other reports said the group transferred its wounded fighters out of the city and was suffering a biting shortage in food supplies.

ISIS executes 7 for malingering

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Islamic State militants have beheaded some fighters in central Mosul for “delinquency” during the ongoing battles with Iraqi troops and Shia militias seeking to liberate the city, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

Alsumaria news stated, “The extremist group, infamous for heinous executions of its local opponents as well as foreign workers and journalists in Iraq, executed seven of its members for fleeing battlefields in Kokajli, west of Mosul.”

“The so-called legislative court affiliated with the group sentenced them to death for delinquency,” Alsumaria revealed.

“Those elements were laid to the ground, with their hands and legs cuffed at one of ISIS quarter in central Mosul. Their heads were cut with blunt knives,” said Alsumaria, adding that the executioners deemed the convicts “infidels”.

ISIS militants have suffered huge losses in their battles with Iraqi troops and allied Shia militias seeking to drive out the group from its last stronghold in Iraq in an operation that set on mid October.

Iraqi forces release 1K prisoners from Ninevah prison

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Member of Nineveh Provincial Council, Hussam al-Din al-Abbar, announced on Sunday, that security forces discovered one of the largest prisons of the Islamic State extremist group in al-Shura area, south of the province.

Abbar said in a press interview that Iraqi security forces found an underground prison belonging to the Islamic State in al-Shura while removing explosives and securing the area, and added that the prison contains more than 1000 prisoners, including officers and members of Iraqi army and police who were captured by the extremist group.

“The detainees were freed and transferred to a safe destination,” Abbar added. “The ISIS tortured and arrested thousands of Nineveh residents and committed many crimes against the citizens who violated its instructions,” Abbar explained.

The joint security forces, backed by Army Aviation and international coalition are advancing in the military operations to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State’s grip, after the General Commander of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching the battle to liberate the city of Mosul in October 17.
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Iraqi forces capture Razkia village
(IraqNews.com) Nineveh – Government forces have liberated the village of Razkia, south of Mosul, from Islamic State militants, commander of the liberating operations said on Sunday.

Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of the liberating operations codenamed “We Are Coming, Nineveh”, said in a press statement that the army’s 9th Armored Brigade has liberated the village of Razkia on al-Zab axis from the southwestern direction.

“The forces raised the Iraqi flag in the village after causing the enemy severe losses in lives and equipment,” said Yarallah.

The operation, carried out by Iraqi government forces, US air forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi militias have been widely successful, driving out Islamic state fighters out of several parts of Mosul, the extremist group’s last bastion in Iraq. The group had renounced reference to Mosul as the capital of its proclaimed “Caliphate”, with many of its members reportedly attempting to flee to Syria.

Iraqi forces capture T-55 tank near Hayy al-Intsar

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday seizing a tank carrying equipment and rockets in the southwestern axis of Mosul.

The officials said in a press statement that the troops of the army’s 9th Armored Brigade confiscated a T-55 tank loaded with equipment and rockets in Hayy al-Intsar area in the southeastern axis of Mosul.

The joint security forces, backed by Army Aviation and international coalition are advancing in the military operations to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State’s grip, after the General Commander of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching the battle to liberate the city of Mosul in

Iraqi forces in "temporary" retreat near Mosul

[AAWSAT] Baghdad- The Iraqi Army resumed fighting in Mosul left coast after a temporary withdrawal, as described by a military Iraqi leader to Asharq al-Awsat. The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that this is a “tactical withdrawal that is imposed by the conditions at sometimes, conditions of the battle that has entered a decisive phase in the meantime.”

Iraqi forces withdrew from several towns which were earlier seized as well as other towns due to ISIS fighting back and to avoid loss of souls, revealed the source. “It is true that this delays the outcome of the battle, however it protects our military forces because we are keen to prevent blood-shedding… ISIS is calling us for this battle which represents a suicide to the organization but to us it is a battle of liberation and should be conducted based on correct military bases,” added the source.

The source said that there is no need to make free sacrifices just because the enemy is willing to send more suicide attackers.

The resumption of Mosul operations coincided with the arrival of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to leadership of special operations in Nineveh for the sake of checking the battle inputs—this is the second visit since the commencement of the battle of Mosul twenty days ago.

Hisham al-Hashimi, an intelligence adviser to the Iraqi government, told Asharq al-Awsat that despite the importance of the air force in Mosul battle, yet it can’t interfere in some towns in the left coast of Mosul because it can’t differentiate between the enemy and the friend.

Iraqi forces in building clearing operations in eastern Mosul

[AlArabiya] Iraqi special forces cleared buildings on Saturday in neighborhoods they entered in eastern Mosul a day earlier, after pushing out ISIS militants in their drive to take back the city.

Fighting continued in the morning, with both sides firing mortars and automatic weapons on each other’s positions, while the Iraqi troops also responded with artillery. Clashes were most intense in the al-Bakr neighborhood. Sniper duels played out from rooftops in the mostly residential areas, where the majority of buildings are two stories high.

“Daesh is in the city center and we must be very careful as our forces advance,” said Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridi of the Iraqi special forces, using the Arabic acronym for the ISIS group. With more densely packed neighborhoods ahead, his forces will be challenged to avoid both higher military and civilian casualties.

As he spoke, dozens of civilians in the Tahrir and Zahara districts emerged from their homes, some of them carrying white flags, and headed toward the troops to be evacuated from the battlefield.

People see their relatives who had fled from Mosul at a fence surrounding Al-Khazer refugee camp, east of Mosul, Iraq November 4, 2016. (Reuters)

The special forces launched a two-pronged assault deeper into Mosul’s urban center on Friday, unleashing the most intense street battles against ISIS militants since the offensive to retake the city began nearly three weeks ago. At least seven special forces troops have been killed in the fighting.

More than 3,000 Iraqi troops took part in the assault under heavy US-led coalition air support, but the pace of the fight also slowed as Iraqi forces moved from fighting in more rural areas with few civilians to the tight, narrow streets of Mosul proper. At least seven suicide attackers in explosives-laden vehicles attacked troops on Friday, five of whom were killed before nearing their targets.

The operation to retake Mosul is expected to take weeks if not months. Moving from neighborhood to neighborhood in house-to-house battles through warrens of booby-trapped buildings is time consuming and Iraq’s military has repeatedly opted for slower operations in an effort to minimize casualties.

Some 1 million civilians still remain in the city, complicating the advance.

ISIS militants have driven thousands of residents deeper into the city’s built-up areas to be used as human shields, while hundreds of others have fled toward government-controlled territory and thousands have headed west into Syria.

Mosul is the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq, and expelling the militant group from the city would be a major blow to the survival of its self-styled “caliphate” that stretches into Syria.

Iraqi forces have made uneven progress in closing in on the city since the operation began on Oct. 17. Advances have been slower from the south, with government troops still some 20 miles (35 kilometers) away. Kurdish fighters and Iraqi army units are deployed to the north, while government-sanctioned Shiite militias are sweeping in from the west to try to cut off any ISIS escape route.

Some advances are being made in the south, however. On Saturday, Iraqi forces assaulted ISIS positions in the town of Hamam al-Alil, which lies along the Tigris river about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the southernmost parts of Mosul.

Kurdish television channel Rudaw broadcast live footage of Iraqi troops and armored vehicles amassing outside the city as an attack helicopter fired rockets into the city.

Truckloads full of as many as 1,600 civilians may have been forcibly moved from Hamam al-Alil to Tal Afar earlier this week and could be transferred onward into Syria for likely use as human shields, the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Friday. Another 150 families from the town were moved to Mosul itself, the UN said.

People see their relatives who had fled from Mosul at a fence surrounding Al-Khazer refugee camp, east of Mosul, Iraq November 4, 2016.
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Iraq forces storm northern Mosul amid anti-Daesh op.
[AA.TR] Iraqi forces on Sunday pushed deeper into northern djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as part of an ongoing offensive to retake the city from the ISIS terrorist group.

"Army forces have stormed al-Sada district, the first residential neighborhood in northern Mosul," army officer Ahmed al-Jabouri of the Nineveh Operations Command told Anadolu Agency.

"Our forces are engaged in street battles with ISIS Lion of Islams" in the district, he said.

Last month, the Iraqi army -- backed by U.S.-led coalition Arclight airstrikes -- launched a wide-ranging operation aimed at retaking Mosul, the last ISIS bastion in northern Iraq, from the terrorist group.

In mid-2014, ISIS captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, before overrunning vast swathes of territory in the country’s north and west.

Recent months have seen the Iraqi army, backed by local allies on the ground and the U.S.-led air coalition, retake much territory.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 22,000 people have been displaced since the beginning of the anti-ISIS operations.
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Airstrike kills 'senior Daesh leader' in Mosul city
[AA.TR] According to Col. Ahmad al- Jubouri from the djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Operations Command, the ISIS terrorist, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, was known as the third most important leader of the group, and was killed in Mosul's southern town of Hammam al-Alil.

Last month, the Iraqi army -- backed by U.S.-led coalition Arclight airstrikes -- launched a wide-ranging operation aimed at retaking Mosul, the last ISIS bastion in northern Iraq, from the terrorist group.

In mid-2014, ISIS captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, before overrunning vast swathes of territory in the country’s north and west.

Recent months have seen the Iraqi army, backed by local allies on the ground and the U.S.-led air coalition, retake much territory.

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Multiple deadly bombings rip through Iraqi cities
[Iran Press TV] Nearly two dozen people have been killed in a string of attacks that rocked Iraq’s northern Salahuddin province as well as the capital, Baghdad, security sources say.

On Sunday, a bomber set off his explosives at a checkpoint in the south of the city of Tikrit, Salahuddin’s placid provincial capital, the Arabic-language al-Sumaria TV network reported.

Some reports said the attacker had been riding a bomb-laced ambulance during the morning rush hour and that Iraqi forces had imposed a curfew in the area after the incident.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, there was another kaboom...
another boom-mobile went off at a car park for Shia pilgrims visiting al-Askari Mosque in the vicinity of a hospital in the province’s city of Samarra, located some 50 kilometers south of Tikrit, Kurdish-language NRT News television said.
According to Al Ahram, ISIS claimed both attacks.

More from Iraqi News:
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Several people were either killed or wounded when two blasts shook the province of Salahuddin.

Fourteen people were killed, including a high-ranking officer and his son, and 25 others were wounded when an explosion rocked southern Tikrit at Salahuddin province, according to a security source who said that tight security measures were imposed in the city.

The source said the explosion was caused by a booby-trapped car near the Iraqi Meteorological Organization. He added that forces closed the southern entrance of Tikrit.

Meanwhile, another blast targeted a travelers’ stop in Samarra, causing deaths and injuries, according to Khaled Hassan, a member of the province’s council.

Deaths included Iranian visitors to holy shrines, Hassan revealed, adding that the corpses were transferred to forensic offices.

While Hassan did not set a definite number of casualties, later reports by Alsumaria News put them at eight fatalities and 16 injuries.

Salahuddin governor blames lax security for bombings

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The two deadly blasts that left 24 dead and nearly 40 wounded in Salahuddin province on Sunday resulted from lack of attentiveness from security agents, said the province’s governor.

Raed Ibrahim al-Jabouri said in a press statement that the two explosions in Tikrit and Samarra were the result of unvigilance on behalf of some security elements at main checkpoints. He added, following a visit to the explosions scenes, that the attacks came as a response from Islamic State militants to defeats they sustained in Nineveh, where government forces and allied Shia and Kurdish forces wage an ongoing battle to liberate the province from ISIS fighters.

Jabouri urged security leaderships to “follow on the performance of their troops, spread security and order, modify their plans and preserve citizens’ lives.”

Earlier on Sunday, several people were either killed or wounded when two blasts shook the southern entrance of Tikrit as well as a travelers bus stop in Samarra.

Fotos of the 2 incidents
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Two blasts hit the province of Salahuddin, today, and left dozens of casualties.

A booby-trapped vehicle exploded near the Iraqi Meteorological Organization, south of the city ofTikrit, killing 14 persons and wounding 25 others, while another blast hit the city of Samarra and targeted a travelers’ stop, causing deaths and injuries, including Iranian visitors to holy shrines.

Later, Security forces imposed a curfew in the district of Samarra until further notice after the deadly attack on the travelers’ stop.

Meanwhile, Governor of Salahuddin province blamed the two deadly blasts that left 24 dead and nearly 40 wounded on the lack of attentiveness from security agents.

Officials impose curfew in Samarra

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Iraqi security forces imposed a curfew in the district of Samarra, south of Tikrit, from now and until further notice, Al Sumaria News reported on Sunday.

Al Sumaria News stated, “Security forces imposed a curfew in the district of Samarra from now and until further notice,” adding that, “The curfew was imposed after the car bomb blast that hit a travelers’ stop in the district and left 24 casualties, including Iranian visitors to holy shrines.”

Earlier today, several people were either killed or wounded when two blasts shook the province of Salahuddin.
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Iraqi government forces push deeper into southern Mosul
[Iran Press TV] Iraqi army soldiers have managed to liberate two villages south of the strategic northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as government soldiers, backed by fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, are trying to expel ISIS Lions of Islam from the area.

The commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said in a press statement on Sunday that the 9th armored division of the army had recaptured the village of al-Razaqiyah, and raised the national Iraqi flag over a number of buildings there.
Continued on Page 49
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli forces foil bomb attack near Hebron
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian security gives IDF info on large bomb planted at army checkpoint

Paleostinian security passed on information to Israeli forces on a large bomb that they suspect was targeting the IDF in the Hebron
...Hamas Central in the West Bank...
area, Paleostinian security sources said Sunday. The bomb, made up of an explosive charge attached to a large gas canister, was hidden next to the Mishtara checkpoint on the outskirts of the southern West Bank city. The bomb was found on the side of the checkpoint controlled by Paleostinian security.

It was safely detonated by sappers from the Israel Police bomb squad on Friday night, Israeli officials confirmed. A video of the detonation posted by the Ynet news site shows a massive fireball rising up into the night sky, as Paleostinian onlookers yell "holy shit! Allahu akbar."

Despite a diplomatic stalemate, Israeli and Paleostinian security forces cooperate in the West Bank. Officials on both sides see the cooperation as key to fighting violence and keeping the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terror group in check.

Paleostinian officials said that they had locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
a suspect, a Paleostinian from the northern West Bank village of Salfit. He had been studying for the last two years in one of the Balkan nations, and may have been recruited to terror there, the source said without giving further details.
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Gazan fisherman indicted for smuggling to Hamas
[Ynet] Attempt to smuggle weapons to Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", from Egypt using a fishing boat thwarted by Egyptian army; indicted individual managed to deliver diving equipment and cigarettes to Hamas's Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigade.

A 22-year-old Gazook fisherman was indicted Sunday in the Be'er Sheva District Court for engagement in criminal activity against Israel on behalf of Hamas.

Among other things, the indictment against Mahmoud ibn Said al-Saidi noted that he carried out smuggling operations on behalf of Hamas from Egypt, delivering to the terror organization diving equipment and cigarettes.

The smuggling was thwarted only when the suspect attempted to deliver weapons to Hamas after he was caught by the Egyptian military.

According to the indictment, in 2013 activists from the Hamas military brigade of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam approached al-Saidi seeking his assistance in acquiring military and diving equipment using a boat he received from Hamas.

Al-Saidi was asked to smuggle 50 diving suits, 50 flippers, 20 sets of binoculars and 6 oxygen balloons in return of $1,000.

When he arrived on the Egyptian side of the Gazoo border, he met five masked individuals who informed him that his equipment exceeded the permitted weight and was therefore only able to deliver half of the diving equipment. Two days later he repeated the same journey to complete the mission.

In addition, al-Saidi was requested to smuggle electrodes for welding in return for $300 but, in the end, only succeeded in smuggling cartons of cigarettes and tobacco in return for a payment of $400.

He later attempted to smuggle a number of weapons amounting to 200kg, according to the indictment, for $1,200. During the operation however, he was spotted near Egypt by the country’s army, prompting its soldiers to fire upon him, injuring one of his accomplices in the process.

The indictment also lists al-Saidi’s criminal activities which included establishment of contact with foreign agents, conspiracy to commit crime and providing services and resources to terror organizations.

The prosecution requested from the courts that the al-Saidi be kept under arrest until the conclusion of the legal proceedings against him.
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#1  using a boat he received from Hamas.

bet he knew that day was coming
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
74 die in rebel Aleppo offensive
[AlArabiya] At least 74 civilians, including 25 children, were killed in the 8-day-old offensive launched by Syrian opposition fighters against the western edge of the government-held part of Aleppo city, a Syrian opposition monitoring group said Saturday.

Opposition fighters launched the protracted attack on Oct. 28 on government-held Aleppo, aiming to break a months-long government-imposed siege on the eastern part of the city they control. They have since advanced on a number of neighborhoods on the city's western edge, capturing Assad district and Minian village as pro-government forces fought back to regain control.

The Syrian military said the first three days of the rebel offensive left more than 80 people killed. It was not immediately possible to reconcile the discrepancy in casualty figures.

Rights groups and the UN have sharply criticized the opposition groups for the indiscriminate shelling of western Aleppo districts that resulted in a number of civilian deaths. Such criticism has largely been reserved for the government and its allies for indiscriminate bombing of residential areas.

Prior to the rebel offensive and in less than a month, more than 400 civilians, many of them children, have been killed in bombings that also hit a school and medical facilities, and nearly 2,000 wounded in rebel-held Aleppo and surrounding areas.

The Observatory said Saturday that three civilian deaths were recorded in rebel-held Aleppo districts in the past week. Russia had declared a halt on airstrikes on the besieged part of the city since October 18. But there were reports of airstrikes on the city's edge and in rural areas.

On Friday, a renewed 10-hour Russian offer of a moratorium on airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo expired. None of the area's estimated 275,000 residents evacuated the territory, as was urged by Russian and Syrian officials. There were fears that a punishing aerial campaign would resume on the city after the expiration.

But early afternoon Saturday, there were no reports of airstrikes in the city.

However, Syrian activists reported airstrikes on western rural Aleppo province against rebel positions.

Footage from the activist-run Thiqa News Agency allegedly showed missiles targeting the town of Darat Izza in northwestern Aleppo province. A team of first responders known as the Syrian Civil Defense, or White Helmets, said at least three people were killed in the airstrikes and 15 others wounded.

There has been an intense aerial bombing campaign in the western Aleppo countryside and nearby Idlib province. Rebels said it appeared to be an attempt to sever the rebels supply lines.

An insurgent alliance, known as the Army of Conquest and which includes the al-Qaida-linked group Fatah al-Sham Front, has led the attack on western Aleppo. It is the second time insurgents have tried to break the siege imposed on the territory since July. An earlier offensive that breached the siege in August for a few weeks was repelled, and the seal on eastern Aleppo re-imposed.

Abu Saeed al-Halabi, a Dutch member of Fatah al-Sham based in Aleppo, said Russia has intensified its airstrikes during the insurgent-led offensive on Aleppo's western countryside, “the proposed end destination” for the potential evacuees from eastern Aleppo. He said that the aerial campaign has not curtailed the rebel offensive.

“This offensive will take longer than previous ones because the attacks take place in urban areas and the regime militias have a lot to lose if this siege is broken,” he told The Associated Press in a text message from Aleppo.
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'Massive' Campaign Launched To Retake Raqqa, ISIS' So-Called Capital
NPR, in all its snooty glory:
Targeting "the obscurantists [who] have taken this city as capital for their so-called state," Syrian rebel forces have launched a military offensive aimed at kicking ISIS out of Raqqa. The groups waging the campaign, Operation Wrath Of Euphrates, is U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led.

Senior members of the rebel force proclaimed the start of the campaign this weekend in Ain Issa, a town about 35 miles north of Raqqa — halfway between the larger city and the Turkish border.

From Beirut, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports for our Newscast unit:

"There was no immediate comment from the U.S. military. Washington sees the Syrian Kurds as an effective partner in the fight against ISIS. Turkey, another ally in the coalition, disagrees sharply, calling them terrorists aligned with Turkey's outlawed Kurdish militants. Turkey has lobbied to be part of the operation in place of the Kurdish fighters.

"The Kurdish-led rebels say the operation, including Arab and Syrian Turkmen fighters, will start in the countryside outside Raqqa and move toward the city."

The push toward Raqqa comes days after Iraqi forces entered Mosul, an ISIS stronghold in Iraq that's around 280 miles to the east of the Syrian city.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  actually, NPR is more of a obscurantist than ISIS when it comes to Islam and I think it is the clarity of the ISIS 'kill the apostate, kill the heretic, kill the infidel' approach (and some initial success on the battle field) that has proven attractive to some of the world's muslim population
Posted by: lord garth || 11/07/2016 11:37 Comments || Top||


Regime shells nursery school in Syria, 8 children die
[AA.TR] At least eight children were killed and 15 others injured when regime forces shelled a nursery in opposition-held Harasta city, a northeastern suburb of the capital Damascus, a local civil defense official told Anadolu Agency.

The Syrian regime targeted Bunel al-Mustakbel nursery, Muhammad Adem said, adding the artillery fire began when the children were playing in the playground.

The injured children were rushed to nearby hospitals, Adem added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout Montefiore's foot was still stuck and the hound had completely soaked his uniform with slobber...
Syrian warplanes also struck the Hammuriyah neighborhood in Damascus, Adem said; number of casualties there was not known yet.

Another civil defense official in northwestern Aleppo province said Russian warplanes hit residential areas of Urum neighborhood.

Three non-combatants were killed and dozens others were maimed, Necip Ensari said.

Civil defense teams rescued a number of people under the rubble of collapsed buildings, he added.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashir al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests -- which erupted as part of the "Arab Spring" uprisings -- with unexpected ferocity.

Since then, more than a quarter of a million people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced across the war-battered country, according to the UN.

Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Moslem Values in Moslem Culture. So import more Moslems to the US and let them live at your house and see what they can find in your refrigerator.

After all it IS the religion of Peace.
Posted by: Greart Ebbanter6392 || 11/07/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||



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