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Good morning
Posted by: Steve White || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [453 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Doc got hippie memories.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Baby boomer here and I hated the last half of the 60's, she may be pretty but the pose is dull and lifeless. When I re-watch movies from that time everyone tries to be so cool they actually come off as cold.
Disliked the 70's even more, the decade that fashion forgot. There, got it off my chest.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/13/2016 6:47 Comments || Top||

#3  I on the griping hand have fond memories of patchouli.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 9:51 Comments || Top||

#4  I prefer 60's movies to the crap they're producing these days. Just avoid Jane Fonda and you'll be OK.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/13/2016 11:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Naw you can't keep her out, Cat Ballou was well... Damn good and then there's the wanking waking scene from Barbarella.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 11:38 Comments || Top||

#6  I on the griping hand have fond memories of patchouli.

I don't grok it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/13/2016 12:56 Comments || Top||

#7  It's a gentile thing g(r)om.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 16:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Clear as arenak
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/13/2016 16:36 Comments || Top||

#9  Lisa Auge is not an old hippie, she's a current country/folk singer.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/13/2016 22:46 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
US airstrike kill 13 ISIS militants in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 13 loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an Arclight airstrike in East of Afghanistan.

Security officials in 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 said the murderous Moslems were killed in an Arclight airstrike carried out by the US forces.

The officials further added that the murderous Moslems were targeted in Momand Dara area of Achin district in a drone strike.

According to the officials, the murderous Moslems killed in the Arclight airstrike were all imported muscle and local residents did not suffer any casualties in the raid.

The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Explosion in Kabul city, officials report no casualties
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An kaboom took place in 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....
city earlier this evening with the security officials saying the blast has not incurred any casualties to the security forces or city residents.

An official in the Ministry of Interior confirmed the blast took place in the vicinity of the 5th police district of the city.

The official further added that the blast has likely targeted the vehicle of a government official but no one was hurt in the attack.

According to the official, the security forces have arrived to the area and an investigation is underway regarding the incident.

No group including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


US confirms four Americans killed in Afghanistan base blast
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Pentagon has confirmed that four Americans were killed in a blast at a base in Bagram, Afghanistan.

The Americans - two service members and two contractors - were killed at Bagram Airfield, the largest US military base in Afghanistan, early on Saturday.

No hard boy group has so far grabbed credit for the blast, which occurs as the Taliban steps up nationwide attacks before the onset of winter, when fighting usually ebbs.

"We can confirm that there was an kaboom at Bagram Airfield this morning just after 5:30 am (0100 GMT). There have been casualties," the military coalition said in a brief statement.

La Belle France condemned the attack and reiterated its support for those fighting terrorism in Afghanistan. "La Belle France reiterates its support for the American and Polish governments, whose citizens were hit in the attack," the Foreign Ministry said a statement.

Taliban claims explosion at NATO air base in Afghanistan

[Ynet] The Taliban grabbed credit for an kaboom at the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
air base at Bagram north of the Afghan 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....
on Saturday which officials said killed at least four people and maimed 14.

"On November 12, an bomb exploded on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties," the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement, adding that four people died and approximately 14 were maimed.

The Taliban's front man, Zabihullah Mujahid, grabbed credit for the attack in a message on his Twitter account.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Benghazi militants launch rocket attacks on Benina airbase
Benghazi, 12 November 2016:

Militants in Benghazi fired six shells at Benina air base today in reprisal for an air raid in Ganfouda by Libyan National Army aircraft in which a family home was hit, killing the one man and seriously injuring the rest of the family. Two foreign workers, an Egyptian and a Chadian are also said to have been killed in the Ganfouda raid.

There are no reports of any casualties in the Benina attack which did not penetrate the airbase. However, according to Benghazi Defence Brigade which is linked to the militants in Ganfouda, the man’s daughter was badly burned in the raid, and other members of the family were buried in the ruins of the house.

No further details about them have been provided but the girl was reported to be being treated at the militants’ field hospital in the besieged district.

Yesterday also saw air raids on Ganfouda and a shell landing near Benina while another also fell in Laithi. In both latter cases, there was again no damage done.

Posted by: badanov || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under:


War of Attrition in Sirte Delays Final Assault on ISIS
[Asharq Al-Awsat] Tripoli-After a swift initial thrust into Sirte, ISIS’ bastion in Libya, six months on unity government forces still face dogged resistance from jihadist holdouts cornered in the Mediterranean city of Sirte.

“The final assault is being held up… mainly due to the fact that it will result in very intense street fighting and Daesh (ISIS) is determined to defend its positions right down to the last square meter,” Rida Issa, spokesman for the pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, said.

Issa said loyalist forces were taking a step-by-step approach to the recapture of Sirte to limit casualties, not only in their own ranks but also among civilians “who Daesh (ISIS) are using as human shields” and whose numbers are unknown.

Forces loyal to the GNA announced the launch of the battle for Sirte, 450 kilometers east of Tripoli, on May 12.

Within weeks, GNA forces recaptured large chunks of the coastal city that ISIS jihadists had seized in June 2015 as a staging post for an expansion into North Africa.

But they have failed to dislodge the last pockets of ISIS fighters, holed up in the fiercely-defended district of Al-Giza Al-Bahriya, in a costly battle that has left at least 667 dead and 3,000 wounded in GNA ranks.

As for ISIS, the jihadists do not disclose their casualties but Issa gave an estimate of between 1,800 and 2,000 dead.

He said GNA troops could hear “the cries of civilians every time a strike is carried out” but he did not know their number, only that ISIS had entrapped them.

With the jihadists now encircled in an area of less than one square kilometer, “it is unclear what the impact of (further U.S.) air strikes (against ISIS) would be”, said Mattia Toaldo, a Libya expert with the European Council on Foreign Relations.

“The battle has taken longer than expected for a number of reasons: first they have encountered more resistance than expected… they suffered more casualties and eventually started to feel war fatigue,” he said.

“Most importantly, in the very last stages it has become clear that ISIS holds several hostages, which makes attacking the last buildings they control more tricky.”

ISIS’ ouster from Sirte would deal a heavy blow to the jihadists, who have been left reeling since the start of the year by a string of military defeats in Syria and Iraq.

Those jihadists left in Sirte appear determined to fight to the death rather than be taken prisoner, often carrying out car-bomb attacks wherever pro-GNA forces are gathered in numbers.

“This is not an easy battle… because we are fighting against an armed radical ideology in which death is an aspiration. We very soon realized the complexity of this battle,” said Issa.

“Such an enemy can only be wiped out once all its fighters are killed. And that’s what we are doing,” he added.
Posted by: badanov || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender in Chad: sources
[REUTERS] Hundreds of 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...
fighters and their families have surrendered in Chad in the past month, security and U.N. sources said, in a sign the military campaign against them is making headway.

Boko Haram, which has killed and kidnapped thousands of people, had seized an area approximately the size of Belgium in northeastern Nigeria by last year but has since lost significant ground amid growing regional military pressure.

Analyst and security sources think the fighters are probably recent recruits that Boko Haram has struggled to retain as it has ceded territory. Defections of Boko Haram fighters have been reported in Nigeria but are not known to have previously occurred on such a large scale.

"They surrendered to our troops on the front line in Lake Chad," said Colonel Mohammad Dole, Chief Military Public Information Officer for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) headquartered in Chad's capital N'Djamena.

"The surrenders are taking place because of the firepower of our operations. The groups, many of them armed, have been arriving since September and their number keeps increasing," he said.

Some 240 fighters, most off whom are Chadian, are now being held in detention along with their families, Dole said.

The MNJTF, with troops from Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
and Benin and intelligence, training and logistical support from the United States, launched a regional operation in July against the group, which has pledged allegiance to 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....
It has since continued patrols around the waterways of Lake Chad - one of the world's poorest regions whose villages were last year regularly struck by fighters, sometimes aboard canoes.

Around 2.6 million people have been displaced in the Lake Chad Basin where Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon meet.

Signs that regional armies are wresting back control of the Chadian part of the lake is significant since it had been a recruitment hub, even if the group never sought to conquer territory there, said Ryan Cummings, director of consultancy Signal Risk.

"Their presence in Chad was more for recruitment and for resources. Its strikes in the country were punitive," he said, referring to Dire Revenge attacks on regional military heavyweight Chad, which has supplied 3,000 troops for the MNJTF.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Yemeni troops capture Soddy base in Asir
[AlManar] Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, have taken full control of a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Asir in retaliation for the Saudi regime’s atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen.

The media bureau of the operations command in Yemen released footage on Friday afternoon showing Yemeni troopers and allied forces inspecting the hulks of damaged military vehicles at al-Nimsa base after several Saudi soldiers were killed during heavy fighting and the rest ran away.

A Yemeni fighter then shows untouched tactical vests, ammunition belts for a portable machine gun, hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenades that Saudi military forces had left behind in the wake of the Yemeni forces’ advance.

The bodies of a number of Saudi troopers could be seen scattered around as the video concludes with Yemeni soldiers and allied fighters chanting “Death to America and Israel.”
Um, boys, shouldn't you be focusing on the Saudis first? Plenty of time to go after the Jooz and infidels later...
Yemeni artillery units also lobbed a barrage of rockets at al-Dhab’ah and al-Ash bases in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Najran, leaving scores of soldiers injured.

Additionally, an unnamed Yemeni military source told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that tens of Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi had been killed and wounded after Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees thwarted their offensive against the Khabb wa ash Sha’af district of the country’s northern province of al-Jawf.

Yemeni forces also fired a BM-27 Uragan rocket at a gathering of Saudi mercenaries in the mountainous Jebel Salab region of the west-central province of Ma’rib; however, no immediate reports of casualties were available.

Also on Friday evening, Yemeni forces and their allies hit pro-Saudi gunmen in the Dhubab district of the southern Ta’izz Province, leaving scores of militants injured.

Separately, three civilians lost their lives and two others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets bombarded an area in the Bayt al-Faqih district of the coastal western province of Hudaydah.
Posted by: badanov || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Coalition destroys boats smuggling Houthi weapons
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni shipping sources reported that coalition aircraft destroyed early on Saturday two boats loaded with weapons belonging to Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias in the northern port city of Salif of al-Hudaydah province, west of Yemen.

The sources said that coalition warplanes targeted the boats after they arrived in the morning to the port coming from one of the Yemeni islands loaded with smuggled weapons for the militias.

The news comes a week after coalition sources confirmed that that humanitarian aid has been stacking in at Al Hudaydah port for nearly seven months because Houthi militias and forces loyal to the ousted President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
are blocking the distribution of aid which resulted in depriving the residents from taking benefits from it.

"There are no UN humanitarian personnel today at the Al Hudaydah port ‐ which is the largest remaining port under Houthi militia control ‐ who can inspect and supervise distributing the much needed aid and medical supplies," Spokesman of the Arab coalition Maj. Gen. Ahmed Asseri said.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthis attack Sanaa University protesters
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Sources in Sanaa have confirmed to Al Arabiya that Sanaa University's Vice President Dr. Mohammed Shoukri has resigned after Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias attacked peaceful academics protesting after three months of delayed salaries.

Sanaa University President Fawzi al-Sughair, who was appointed to his position by Houthi militias, also took part in the attack against the professors and researchers on campus, sources confirmed.

The Yemeni Teaching Union Coordinating Council organized protests on Saturday against Houthi militias and their ally, the ousted president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
, calling on them to pay their salaries.

The head of the Union at the University of Sanaa Mohammed al-Zahiri said that the Teaching Union Coordinating Council at the public universities had taken the decision to protest to urge the Houthis and Saleh to pay the employees in all the universities.

He stressed that the protests took place in nine public universities. They want the concerned authorities to know that the situation is no longer bearable, thus they are asking them to end their suffering and pay the salaries.

The Houthi militias have not paid the employees’ salaries for the past three months.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Ansarullah man involved in Dipan, Niloy murders held
[Dhaka Tribune] Detective Branch of Police have tossed in the slammer
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
a Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) member who is believed to be involved in the murders of Jagriti Prakashani publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan and secular activist Niladri Chatterjee Niloy.

The arrest of outlawed Islamist murderous Moslem outfit member was made from Kamlapur Rail Station area in Dhaka early Saturday, says DB Deputy Commissioner (media) Masudur Rahman.

A press briefing held at DMP media centre regarding this matter around 12noon, where DB Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten said arrested Khairul Islam alias Jamil alias Rifat alias Fahim alias Jisan participated in the murders of Dipan and Niloy.

During primary interrogation, Khairul, a member of ABT intelligence unit, pleaded his role in the killings, he added.

The commissioner termed Khairul a top leader of Ansar al-Islam, saying he joined ABT from 2013 and in the next year he met the outfit’s big brother Sayed Zia ul Haque, a sacked army major for his involvement in a failed coup in December, 2011.

The ABT man was assigned to collect information about Dipan and Niloy from January to August last year and he reported it to maj Zia who ordered his operational wing to execute the killings.

Abdul Baten continued: "Seeing CCTV footage, Khairul has identified four people involved in blogger and secular writer Avijit killing and we are analysing the information."
On September 26, Khairul met maj Zia alias Eshtiaq on the outskirts of Dhaka, he added.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [390 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team

#1  Lucky bastard only had to deal with the ABT, not the RAB, although the night is young and a phonecall just came in from REDACTED the Weasel, something about a spot near a tony upazilla.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2016 5:24 Comments || Top||

#3  ....have to wait for his "associates" (who will flee the scene) to assemble at THE SPOT
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 11/13/2016 21:42 Comments || Top||

#4  *happy sigh*
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2016 23:44 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia says arrests ISIS-linked group plotting Moscow attacks
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Russia’s Federal Security Service
... the successor to the KGB...
(FSB) has jugged
Please don't kill me!
10 people from Central Asia with links to ISIS who planned to carry out attacks with firearms and explosives in Moscow and St Petersburg, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.

The FSB said in a statement that the 10 were tossed into the calaboose with the help of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It said they had been plotting assaults with automatic weapons and home-made explosives in public places in the two Russian cities.

Moscow last year launched a campaign of air strikes in Syria to help Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Horror of Homs...
take on various rebel groups as well as the ISIS bully boy group. The Kremlin has said its main objective is to crush ISIS.

Fightng in Syria
Thousands of Russians have been fighting in Syria with anti-Assad forces, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in early November, warning of possible attacks by them when they return home.

The Ferghana Valley, a fertile and densely populated strip of land that straddles Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, is considered to be the heart of militancy in Central Asia.

Tajikistan also borders Afghanistan and is seen by some as a possible conduit for bully boys.
Update from An Nahar at 12:15 p.m. ET:
Russia's security service says it has arrested 10 people who were preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
Paris attacks: France state of emergency to be extended - PM Valls
Sorry, accidentally deleted Besoeker's article, and with it the following comment:
#1 You're not serious until GIs ride free on public transportation.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey 2016-11-13 06:13
[BBC] France's state of emergency imposed after last year's terror attacks in Paris is likely to be extended, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has told the BBC.

He said the measures were needed to protect democracy.

France is marking a year since militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) killed 130 people in gun and bomb attacks around the capital.

President Francois Hollande unveiled plaques for the victims, most of whom died at the Bataclan concert hall.

Three gunmen entered the venue and fired on the crowd, killing 90 people.

On Saturday night, the hall reopened for the first time with a performance by British rock artist Sting.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:


Breitbart: Europe migrant colonist briefs
PICS: 20,000 Kurd Anti-Erdogan Protesters March on Cologne
12 Nov 2016
BERLIN (AP) — About 20,000 protesters demonstrated Saturday in the western German city of Cologne against the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The rally in an industrial area along the Rhine River brought together pro-Kurdish demonstrators and members

Ten Arrested After Fireworks Thrown At Swedish Right-Wing Rally
12 Nov 2016
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say 10 people were detained as a Swedish right-wing extremist group marched through central Stockholm while counterdemonstrators threw snowballs and fireworks at them. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom says those detained were taken when counterdemonstrators

North African Migrants Busted with €300,000 of Drugs
12 Nov 2016
Investigators in the Austrian cities of Graz and Vienna have made a series of arrests of migrants who they have caught carrying and attempting to sell over €300,000 worth of street drugs.

Grandmother Who Was Violently Raped by Migrant On Deathbed
12 Nov 2016
A 72-year-old woman who needs constant medical care after being brutally raped by a migrant last year has never recovered and is now dying.

Syrian Migrant Accused of Multiple Machine Gun Terrorist Murders
12 Nov 2016
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian state prosecutor says his office is preparing multiple murder and terrorism-related charges against a Syrian man who reportedly says he killed badly wounded members of the Syrian army with bursts from his submachine gun. Prosecutor

Crackdown on Illegal Migrants Cancelled After Complaints People Felt ‘Uneasy’
These are not medieval Vikings.
11 Nov 2016
A promised crackdown in Sweden on illegal migrants has stalled, as police have agreed to stop asking landlords and communities to help track clandestine residents following complaints that border control emails made people feel “uneasy”.

Majority of Germans Reject Poverty as Valid Asylum Reason
11 Nov 2016
A new poll suggests that the majority of Germans now hold the view that poverty does not provide sufficient grounds to claim asylum in their country.

‘Bunch of Softies’ Jobbik Block Migrant Ban Against Wishes of Hungarian People
11 Nov 2016
BUDAPEST, (Reuters) – Hungary’s government will not resubmit a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. Orban had said the amendment was needed to

Nearly 1,000 ‘Child’ Migrants Caught Lying About Age
Unexpectedly.
9 Nov 2016
The Austrian government has been medically assessing ‘underage’ migrants if they are suspected to be lying about their age. So far, 951 migrants who claimed to be children were found to be adults.

Anti-Islamisation PEGIDA Founder Banned By Home City
8 Nov 2016
The founder of counter-Islamistation strolling movement PEGIDA, Lutz Bachmann, has been handed a five-year protest ban by the city of Dresden, but the order will do nothing to control the marches which have gathered tens of thousands of supporters.

Outrage over Niqab-Clad Islamist on Prominent Political Programme
8 Nov 2016
The popular Sunday political talk show “Anne Will” has sparked outrage in Germany after an appearance by a known radical Muslim wearing a full-face niqab veil to debate on the radicalisation of young German Muslims.

Evangelical Church to Campaign Against Right Wingers
We call them Lutherans on this side of the pond.
The president of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has demanded the church take a clear position against right wingers and work to promote pro-migrant issues.

EU Chief: Migrants Refusing Asylum Destinations ‘Outrageous’
7 Nov 2016
A top European Union official says refugees cannot pick and choose where to be lodged in Europe and that they have a responsibility to go where space is available.

Munich Builds a Wall to Protect Citizens from Migrants
7 Nov 2016
A 12 foot wall is being built in Munich to separate a housing estate from a new migrant centre that will house 160 unaccompanied minors.

‘We’re Somalis, We Don’t Pay’: Migrants Smash Bistro with Iron Bars
This is why they have nothing back home.
7 Nov 2016
The owner of a pub and bistro was fearing for his life when Somali migrants smashed the door and windows of his business after they refused to pay the bill.

Send New Migrants ‘Back to Africa,’ Says German Interior Minister
6 Nov 2016
Germany’s Minister of the Interior has launched a controversial proposal to return seafaring African migrants home rather than bringing them to Italy, in order to discourage more people from attempting the dangerous crossing. Minister Thomas de Maizière said Sunday that

German Federal Police: Rise in Crime Is Due To Migrant Crisis
5 Nov 2016
The German Federal Police has released new statistics that show that the massive increase in crime in Germany was a result of Merkel’s open door policy during the migrant crisis.
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Daily Mail: Europe migrant colonist briefs
Asylum seeker who kayaked to Britain faces rape inquiry: Home Office investigates after aid worker alleges attack on Jungle volunteer was covered up
13/11/16
Man will be questioned over the alleged rape of a British charity worker in the Jungle camp (right). The migrant, who claims to be Iranian - but whose identity cannot be revealed (left) - crossed the Channel on October 29. It's claimed that aid workers hushed up the incident in Calais eight months ago and the victim did not report it to French police because she feared her allegation might 'stigmatise' refugees. But now an aid worker has alerted the UK police, saying that 'rape is rape'. A Home Office source confirmed that the man is due to be questioned about the allegation.

Australia and the US agree to 'one off' deal to send 1800 asylum seekers from Nauru and Manus Island to America... but will it last when Donald Trump comes to power?
13/11/16
Australia and the United States have agreed to a 'one off' immigration deal that could see about 1800 refugees in offshore detention centres sent to America.
Betcha that was done with a certain phone and pen. I guess the warning Politico reported from the Trump camp to President Obama not to do anything new in the waning days of his term is going to be ignored. From that article:
The outgoing president and his team “shouldn’t go seeking new adventures or pushing through policies that clearly don’t match Trump’s positions,” the Politico website reported an unnamed Trump “national security adviser” as insisting.
Gang of 115 arrested across Europe for 'smuggling 6,000 Ukrainian migrants into Britain through Ireland using fake Polish passports'
11/11/16
More than 100 people including the alleged gang leaders have been arrested as part of the pan-European operation, Spanish police say.

Grandmother, 72, who was raped by a 17-year-old asylum seeker after helping him out of a canal has 'lost the will to live'
11/11/16
The pensioner was attacked in Austria in 2015 by a 17-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan when she offered him her hand to pull him out of a canal where he was swimming.

What a difference a month makes: Before and after photos show how Calais 'jungle' camp for 10,000 migrants is now a bulldozed wasteland
11/11/16
The vast shanty town in Calais, northern France, which was home to more than 10,000 migrants hoping to reach Britain is now unrecognisable.

‘Just send them straight to England instead!’ Paris reacts with anger to city’s first migrant camp which is expected to draw thousands more to French capital
10/11/16
The first official refugee camp in the history of Paris today opened its doors for the first time. The facility, which cost £6million to build, has 400 places and even boasts a football pitch.

Germany's £13.7 BILLION migrant bill: Huge amount is revealed as report shows Merkel's government spends £10,500 on EACH of their 1.3m arrivals over 18 months
09/11/16
The vast amount of money goes towards paying for food, clothes, schooling and care for unaccompanied children after Germany will have taken in 1.3million migrants in just 18 months.

Exposed! The 'fixer' who makes thousands selling fake IDs to illegal immigrants for £600 a time
09/11/16
The conman, known only as Adil, has been exposed in an undercover sting for selling fake residency cards to immigrants in Birmingham – and charging up to £600 per ID card.

Syrian migrant sex attacker is kicked to the ground and beaten by a furious mob after he molests a woman in Turkey
08/11/16
Omar Monda, 29, was beaten after he touched a woman, 25, inappropriately as she was walking in the city of Mersin, in southern Turkey.

Hungary rejects plan to BAN the resettlement of migrants in the country in rare defeat for its right-wing prime minister
08/11/16 23:33
Viktor Orban said a constitutional amendment was needed after a referendum saw 3 million Hungarians rejecting EU quotas stipulating how many migrants member states must accept.

Refugee, 62, confronts racist thugs with his WALKING STICK as they bombard him with fireworks and bricks as his 13-year-old daughter cowers inside their home
08/11/16
The shocking attack, which was captured on CCTV footage that victim Able Miller had set up himself, has forced the 62-year-old to consider leaving his Glasgow home.

Send immigrant boats back to Africa, demand German officials as the country continues to struggle with the consequences of its open door policy
08/11/16
The German interior ministry has told the EU that the only way migrants should be able to apply for asylum is at processing centres in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia.

Germany’s Federal police say the migrant influx was responsible for crime going up by a THIRD
07/11/16
German police say the increase is mostly due to violations of immigration rules, with nearly 40 percent of all crimes relating to residency, asylum and freedom of movement laws.

Visa rules will only be loosened if you take back illegal immigrants, Theresa May tells Indian PM
07/11/16
The PM has said she is prepared to consider improvements to the UK's 'visa offer', but in return, India must make it easier for Britain to send back those who are in the country illegally.

Germany's new wall: 12ft-high barrier - taller than the infamous fortification that once divided Berlin - is constructed in Munich to protect locals from a migrant camp
07/11/16
A 12-foot high barrier - higher than the Berlin Wall - is being erected in Munich, Germany to protect locals from young refugees who are set to move into a new shelter in the area.

Anti-immigrant arsonists firebomb £4million homeless centre in Paris as 24 children sleep inside over fears it will become the ‘new Sangatte’
06/11/16
The attack on the £4million wooden buildings came hours after the homeless centre opened in one of the most upmarket areas of Paris on Saturday.

Ten bodies are found in rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast - but 2,100 others are rescued from the Mediterranean
05/11/16
The Italian coastguard confirmed ten bodies have been found in a dinghy off the Libyan coast - prompting the launch of a huge rescue effort to save more than 2,000 stricken migrants.
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The Grand Turk
Scores of ISIS operatives detained in southern Turkey
Ankara-Turkish security forces carried out an expanded campaign in a number of provinces targeting ISIS members in the country.

The forces arrested a mass number of ISIS affiliates, including foreigners.

Turkish security forces arrested 15 suspected members of the terrorist group in Sivas city, central Turkey, and Duzce, northwestern Turkey.

Security sources said that anti-terrorism forces along with the Special Forces carried out raids in Sivas, including 10 places together after receiving information pointing out that ISIS elements in the country are scheming to carry out terrorist operations.

Security forces arrested 10 people, including two women, in these raids, and confiscated many documents and books that promote extremist ideas, sources said.

In Duzce, anti-terrorism forces raided a house and arrested five people, including three foreigners, who are suspected of belonging to the terrorist organizations.

Moreover, Turkish security forces arrested 19 people who are also suspected of belonging to ISIS in Izmir and Adana during a simultaneous campaign.

In Izmir, security forces raided three places at a time and arrested five ISIS-affiliated suspects.

Security sources confirmed that the five arrested were proven to be fighting in Iraq and Syria’s conflict zones.

Meanwhile, security sources said that 29 people, including the secretary of the city’s municipality, were arrested following intelligence information stating that they blackmailed workers in the municipality’s building in order to raise funds for one of the terrorist organizations.

On the other hand, three people were injured by rocket-propelled grenades targeting the Mayor’s building in Mardin, southeastern Turkey.

Security authorities put up a cordon around the site and launched a combing operation in the city to arrest the perpetrators.

The Turkish army announced in a statement on Thursday that 19 people of Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) elements during week-long security operations carried out with the support of drones southeast the country.

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Home Front: WoT
ISIS: Rent U-Haul as a Weapon, Target Thanksgiving Day Parade or Political Rallies
[PJ] Following up on their October instructions for lone jihadists to conduct knife attacks, the Islamic State's latest magazine offers tactical instructions on how to use a vehicle as a weapon to inflict the greatest damage.

Their muse, of course, is Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who plowed a cargo truck through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France, this summer.

"Vehicles are like knives, as they are extremely easy to acquire. But unlike knives, which if found in one’s possession can be a cause for suspicion, vehicles arouse absolutely no doubts due to their widespread use throughout the world," states the article in the third issue of Rumiyah, ISIS' recently launched monthly English-language magazine, adding that cars are one of the "safest and easiest" weapons as well as "most successful in harvesting large numbers of the kuffar [disbelievers]."

ISIS encourages shying away from budget sedans and "off-roaders, SUVs, and four-wheel drive vehicles" that "lack the necessary attributes required for causing a blood bath" as "smaller vehicles lack the weight and wheel span required for crushing many victims." They recommended trucks with double wheels for "giving victims less of a chance to escape being crushed by the vehicle’s tires." Long semi trucks are discouraged because of the possibility of jack-knifing.

The article encourages jihadists to find a vehicle with a "metal outer frame which are usually found in older cars, as the stronger outer frame allows for more damage to be caused when the vehicle is slammed into crowds, contrary to newer cars that are usually made of plastics and other weaker materials."

A picture of a U-Haul truck is shown with the caption "an affordable weapon."
Con't.
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#1  So if I rent a U-Haul the day before Thanksgiving, I can expect a visit from my friendly local feds?
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/13/2016 9:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Depends on your demographic data.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/13/2016 16:16 Comments || Top||

#3  No big deal Darth, we always get one after we defeather the bird with the M2 (7 seconds of goodness ), just be nice and keep Teddy in the basement with the canal.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 16:22 Comments || Top||

#4  This clearly goes against American traditional use of Ryder trucks as implements of destruction (WTC1, OK City, etc).
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/13/2016 18:40 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Rangers kill Jundallah chief in Hub
QUETTA - Pakistan-based Jundallah Amir Arif alias Saqib was reportedly killed on Friday by Rangers.

The Rangers sources said their crews operating in Hub killed on Friday the amir of Pakistan-based Jundallah, an outlawed outfit Arif. Arif alias Saqib was mastermind of suicide explosions in Balochistan.

“He was amir of Jundallah group in Pakistan and was manipulating subversive activities jointly with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Islamic State (IS) in the country,” revealed the sources. A huge quantity of explosive materials along with arms was also recovered.

Apart from Pakistan, the Jundallah amir was also most wanted in Iran in scores of subversive activities, the sources said.

“Acting upon a tip off by intelligence agencies, Rangers’ anti-terrorist force Thursday night conducted an operation at a suspected militant hideout in the Hub area of Balochistan,” read a statement issued by a Rangers spokesperson, reported a private TV channel.

“During the exchange of fire, the Jundallah chief and nominated deputy chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Sindh, Saqib alias Arif alias Anjum, was killed,” the statement added.

The Rangers spokesperson also revealed that the Jundallah chief along with members of Al-Qaeda, Jamaatul Ahrar and Islamic State was involved in several high-profile terror acts.

Some of them were allegedly involved in various terror activities, including an attack on the vehicle of the then Karachi Corps Commander Lt-Gen Ahsan Saleem, a suicide hit on Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Quetta, assassination of chief security officer of former president Asif Ali Zardari, Bilal Sheikh and attack on a church and members of minority communities.

The Rangers statement also claimed that the killed militant was planning major terror attacks on Rangers’ headquarters and the SSU headquarters in Karachi.

The paramilitary force also recovered explosives from the suspect’s house, which was being used as a factory for preparing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), claimed the spokesperson.

The Rangers also claimed to have recovered huge quantity of automatic weapons, ammunition and hand grenades.

TWO TERRORISTS KILLED IN PANJGUR

Two terrorists were killed and a security personnel injured during operation of the Frontier Corps (FC) and sensitive agencies against the extremists in Panjgur on Friday.

FC spokesman said the paramilitary force in collaboration with sensitive agencies conducted a joint operation against militants in Panjgur district. During operation two terrorists were killed, another injured while one security personnel was also wounded in the firing exchange.

The security personnel recovered arms and explosives from the possession of the terrorists. The injured FC was man shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, eight operatives of the banned outfit were detained on Friday after exchange of fire with security forces.

According to FC Balochistan spokesman, law-enforcing agencies apprehended eight terrorists of BLF and recovered RPG7 rockets, five rifles, explosive materials, IEDs, 63kg hashish and communication instruments from their custody.

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March to main Srinagar mosque foiled
[DAWN] Indian authorities disallowed weekly prayers at Srinagar’s historical Jamia Masjid for the 18th consecutive week on Friday by imposing strict restrictions in various parts of the city, reports said.

A call for a march to the grand mosque, located in Nowhatta area in downtown Srinagar, had been given by the resistance leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik
...chairman of one of the two factions of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. JKLF is a Kashmiri nationalist organization founded in Birmingham, UK in 1977. Branches weren't actually established in Kashmir for another ten years. It has the usual demands for separation of J&K from secular India so it can become an independent Islamic rathole. It seems to have no interest in Pak Kashmir breaking away to join it. In 1994 Malik renounced violence after he was released from jail and from that point he and his organization pursued peaceful means to impose their will on the region...
, to mark the Youm-e-Istaqlal.

However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
the authorities imposed curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar and other towns to stop people from marching to the mosque. They also sealed the mosque, disallowing people to offer Friday prayers there.

At least 10 youths suffered injuries at the hands of security personnel across the India-held Valley.

According to residents of Nowhatta, nobody was allowed to proceed to the historical mosque, which was built by Sultan Sikandar, the father of Zainul Aabideen (popularly known as Budshah), between 1389 and 1420.

Continuous siege of the mosque since July 8 has evoked widespread condemnation from various quarters.

The Mirwaiz, who was sent to his room on Thursday, tried to defy the curbs and march towards the mosque, where he used to deliver sermons, but was whisked away by police.

Talking to news hounds outside his Nigeen residence before his detention, the Mirwaiz said the anti-Moslem regime had once again barred Moslems from offering Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid and other main mosques across held Kashmire.

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30 52 killed, 70 102 injured in Pak shrine blast
Update at the rollover:
At least 52 killed, 102 injured in blast at Khuzdar shrine
Note: This article is being updated as information comes in, so check back during the day.
[Dawn] The militant Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack, reported Reuters.
Original article:
[Dhaka Tribune] At least 30 people have been killed and 70 injured in an kaboom at the shrine of Shah Norani in Khuzdar district of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
on Saturday evening.

Tehsildar Javed Iqbal said: "Some 30 people have been killed and 70 injured in the blast including women and kiddies," reports DawnNews.

The report said no group has yet taken responsibility of the attack.

Security forces have reached the spot of the incident while emergency services are facing difficulty in reaching the site of the incident due to its remote location and poor communication infrastructure.

The shrine is also located in hilly terrain, further adding to the difficulties being faced by emergency services.

Electricity services were also disrupted following the kaboom, hampering rescue efforts further. Electric power to the shrine is supplied with generators, DawnNews reported.

"People who are critically injured in the blast will be transported to 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...
," said Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti.

No major hospital is located near the shrine, and the injured will be shifted to Karachi for further treatment. Reportedly the injured are being shifted in private vehicles.

"There are no helicopters available with the provincial government to evacuate the maimed," said Anwar Kakar, a spokesperson for the Balochistan government.

An emergency has also been declared in all hospitals of Khuzdar district.

While answering a question regarding security measures in Balochistan, Bugti said: "If there is security lapse on part of the state, those responsible will be held accountable".

The shrine is frequented by a large number of devotees on Friday, and is visited by people from across the country. Iranian nationals also frequent the shrine.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has expressed his grief over the killing of innocents and condemned the blast at the shrine of Shah Norani.

In October, heavily-armed faceless myrmidons wearing boom jackets stormed a police academy in Quetta, killing at least 61 people and wounding at least 117.

Three gunnies burst into the sprawling academy, targeting sleeping quarters home to some 700 recruits, and sent terrified young men aged between 15 and 25 fleeing.

Communication intercepts showed the attack was carried out by al-Alimi faction of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
(LJ) murderous Moslem group.

In August, a jacket wallah targeted the emergency services ward at Quetta’s Civil Hospital killing at least 70 people and leaving scores injured, majority of those killed were lawyers.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) splinter group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), had grabbed credit for the bombing which occurred at the gates of the building housing the emergency ward.

Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and assassination'>assassination
s for over a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.

The largest province of the country by area, is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists. Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian faceless myrmidons also operate in the region. The province shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.
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#1  These people need their own country.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 0:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I think the Shrine honors a sufi mystic who lived 7 centuries ago.
Posted by: lord garth || 11/13/2016 9:08 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Civilians flee fighting in Mosul
MOSUL/BAGHDAD: Elite Iraqi forces were engaged in “intense” fighting with rebels in eastern Mosul on Saturday, an officer said, as civilians gathered on the city’s outskirts to flee.

The special forces backed by US and Iraqi air power took control of two districts of eastern Mosul after heavy fighting in which they destroyed nine cars deployed by ISIS as suicide bombs, the military said.

The military statement said the Counter Terrorism Service took control of the districts of Al-Qadisiya Al-Thania, which it moved into on Friday, and adjacent Al-Arbajiya. But there are still weeks if not months of fighting ahead in the battle to recapture the last ISIS-held Iraqi city, and aid workers have warned that displacement may spike as Iraqi troops push deeper into Mosul.

“The fighting is intense this morning. We’re trying to fortify our positions in Arbajiyah before continuing our attack into Al-Bakr,” said Staff Lt. Col. Muntadhar Salem of CTS, referring to two Mosul areas. Salem later clarified that the aim was to surround Al-Bakr but not to assault it for now.

Staff Lt. Col. Ali Fadhel also confirmed that objective, saying: “We... are advancing toward Al-Bakr so that we can surround it.”

“There were three car bombs coming out from Al-Bakr toward our positions that we spotted with our drone and hit with our tanks,” Salem said.

The militants are also using drones for observation, one of which was shot down by CTS forces, Fadhel said.

As fighting raged deeper in the city, civilians, some of them carrying white flags, walked toward its outskirts, gathering near an Iraqi military truck that would take them out of the city to safety. More than 49,000 people have been displaced since the Mosul operation began, the International Organization for Migration said on Saturday. Aid workers have said that a million or more people could be displaced by the battle for Mosul, meaning that the worst may still be ahead.

IS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes have since regained significant ground from the militants.

Infantry and armored division troops also advanced in a nearby neighborhood, destroying three rocket launchers and killing 30 militants, it said in a statement said.

Iraqi troops have been fighting for 10 days inside eastern Mosul, trying to expand their small foothold in the city which ISIS has controlled since mid-2014, when its leader declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

The nearly four-week campaign to drive ISIS out of the biggest city under its control in either country has brought together an alliance of 100,000 Iraqi fighters, also backed by thousands of Western personnel on the ground. They have faced fierce resistance from a few thousand militants who have deployed hundreds of suicide car bombers and waves of attacks by snipers, assault fighters and rocket teams.

ISIS has also used a network of tunnels around the city and merged into the civilian population of 1.5 million people still living there, helping it launch surprise raids and ambushes on the troops.

Further south, but still on the eastern fringes, troops from the First Infantry and Ninth Armored divisions attacked the militants in the Salam neighborhood.

Security forces and army troops are also advancing on southern and northern fronts close to the city, aiming to open new fronts inside Mosul to put further pressure on the ultra-hard-line militants.

The attacking forces include Iraqi army troops and special forces and federal police units. Outside the city, Kurdish peshmerga forces are holding territory to the northeast and mainly Shiite paramilitary forces are deployed to the west.
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Mosul Offensive News
Iraqi forces advance into Hayy al-Qadisiyah

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Anti-Terrorism Directorate announced on Friday, that its forces stormed into Hayy al-Qadisiyah area, in eastern Mosul.

The directorate said in a statement aired by the state’s TV, “Forces from the Anti-Terrorism Directorate stormed into al-Qadisiyah neighborhood, in eastern Mosul,” adding that, “The security forces are working currently to cleanse and secure the neighborhood after liberating it from the Islamic State’s control.”

Security forces, backed by Army Aviation and international coalition forces, are advancing in the battle to liberate the city of Mosul from the Islamic State’s grip, after General Commander of Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of the operation in 17 October 2016.
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Anbar Antics


Iraqi forces destroy 78 IEDs near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced on Saturday detonating 78 improvised explosive devices and 19 explosive belts in three areas north of Ramadi.

The Command said in a press statement, “Our ground troops managed to detonate 78 improvised explosive devices, 19 explosive belts, a booby-trapped vehicle and a booby-trapped house in the areas of Albu Diab, Zawya Albu Nimer and Albu Risha.”

The province of Anbar witnessed an extensive military operation to liberate a number of areas that are still under the control of the Islamic State.

Earlier today in Nineveh, Commander of Operation “We Are Coming, Nineveh” Major General Abdel Amir Yarallah announced, that security forces recaptured the areas of al-Orbajiyah and al-Qadisiyah in eastern Mosul, after killing dozens of the ISIS members.
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Armed drones kill six PKK militants in northern Iraq
Six outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed on Nov. 12 in armed drone strikes in northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces has announced.

Two PKK militants were killed in Nirva Seytu mountain and another four were killed in Aşuş mountain in drone strikes in northern Iraq between 7:00 a.m. and 7:20 a.m., the military said.

In addition, Turkish warplanes also conducted an air operation in the Zap region in northern Iraq on Nov. 12, killing another three PKK militants.

The air strikes, which were conducted between 11:12 a.m. and 11:35 a.m., also destroyed one gun emplacements and two sanctuaries belonging to the PKK.
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Iraqi army advances in Mosul despite suicide bombers
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi special forces backed by US and Iraqi air power took control of two districts of eastern djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
on Saturday after heavy fighting in which they destroyed nine cars deployed by ISIS as suicide bombs, the military said.

Infantry and armored division troops also advanced in a nearby neighborhood, destroying three rocket launchers and killing 30 bully boys, it said in a statement said.

Iraqi troops have been fighting for 10 days inside eastern Mosul, trying to expand their small foothold in the city which ISIS has controlled since mid-2014, when its leader declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

The nearly four-week campaign to drive ISIS out of the biggest city under its control in either country has brought together an alliance of 100,000 Iraqi fighters, also backed by thousands of Western personnel on the ground.

They have faced fierce resistance from a few thousand murderous Moslems who have deployed hundreds of suicide boom-mobileers and waves of attacks by snipers, assault fighters and rocket teams.

ISIS has also used a network of tunnels around the city and merged into the civilian population of 1.5 million people still living there, helping it launch surprise raids and ambushes on the troops.

The military statement said the Counter Terrorism Service took control of the districts of al-Qadisiya al-Thania, which it moved into on Friday, and adjacent al-Arbajiya.

Further south, but still on the eastern fringes, troops from the First Infantry and Ninth Armored divisions attacked the jihadists in the Salam neighborhood.

Security forces and army troops are also advancing on southern and northern fronts close to the city, aiming to open new fronts inside Mosul to put further pressure on the ultra-hardline Islamists.

The attacking forces include Iraqi army troops and special forces and federal police units. Outside the city, Kurdish peshmerga forces are holding territory to the northeast and mainly Shiite paramilitary forces are deployed to the west.

They are supported by US-led air power, including jets and Apache helicopters, and Western military advisers who have accompanied Iraqi forces on the edge of Mosul.

The International Organization for Migration says so far 49,000 people have been displaced by the conflict, the most complex military operation in more than a decade of turmoil since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq toppled Saddam Hussein.
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Iraq has never seen this kind of fighting in battles with ISIS
[WaPoo] Since pushing into Mosul a week ago, Iraqi commanders say their forces have been shaken by some of the most complex fighting they have ever encountered in battles against the Islamic State.

It is a bitter fight: street to street, house to house, with the presence of civilians slowing the advancing forces. Car bombs — the militants’ main weapon — speed out of garages and straight into advancing military convoys.

“If there were no civilians, we’d just burn it all,” said Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridhi, a counterterrorism commander. He was forced to temporarily pause operations in his sector Monday because too many families were clogging the street. “I couldn’t bomb with artillery or tanks, or heavy weapons. I said, ‘We can’t do anything.’ ”
It begs a question: why are there over 1 million civilians "trapped" in Mosul? How did a couple ten thousand ISIS boys take the city in the first place, and how is it that they've controlled a million plus people? The civilians apparently "couldn't" escape? And now that the Iraqi Army v3.03 is coming to take the place, the civilians apparently "can't" slip away.

I appreciate the restraint the Iraqi Army is showing -- that more than anything demonstrates the American influence. But I have a suspicion that the civilians aren't as helpless as the media has made them out to be, and that they stayed in Mosul because, for the most part, they were okay with ISIS in charge.
It’s a long, hard slog to the Tigris River that carves through the center of Mosul — and then a whole new battle awaits on the other side. Commanders expressed confidence that they eventually will prevail, but they are less optimistic that they will meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s pledge to have the city under control by the end of the year.

Militants wait to move between fighting positions until people fill the streets, using their presence as protection from airstrikes.

“They always keep them with them,” Aridhi said. Other officers said the militants occasionally let a flood of people flee as a method of forcing a pause in the fight.

At their base on the outskirts of the city, Iraqi counterterrorism troops call in airstrikes where they can, radioing to report militant positions and suicide bombers. Two French advisers sit nearby watching surveillance feeds of the city’s streets.

The voice of a field commander crackled through the radio. “These civilians are making me tired,” he said. “They are coming from everywhere. We don’t know if they are fighters or civilians. They are carrying bags — we don’t know what’s inside.”

Col. Arkan Fadhil calls in airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition, but they are less forthcoming than in previous battles because of the presence of families, and are used only to defend Iraqi forces rather than backing them when they attack.

“You’ve got less than 10 meters to engage, so you shoot and cross your fingers,” said Fadhil.

Low-ranking officers in the field made some mistakes, he said, such as pushing forward without waiting for other units or without properly clearing and securing areas, later getting ambushed and becoming surrounded and trapped. Since the pitched battles of Nov. 4, the counterterrorism troops have adjusted their pace.
American soldiers in World War Two learned these hard lessons in Aachen and Manila...
The Iraqi military does not release casualty numbers, but the losses in the Nov. 4 battle appear to have been particularly heavy.

As the battle drags on, thousands of civilians trapped inside Mosul are risking their lives to escape, making their way across the battlefield in small groups carrying white flags. They describe the defenses that the Islamic State has built in its neighborhoods — tunnels, concrete barriers, car bombs.

“They are in the apartments,” said one 64-year-old woman as she reached the security forces. “They aren’t allowing anyone to leave. They have car bombs there.”

“In the apartments and where else?” asked an Iraqi counterterrorism officer as the woman was handed water and food.

“All of Mosul,” she replied.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [528 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Mosul civilians may hate ISIS but also be afraid that they would be killed by shiite militias if they escaped Mosul
Posted by: lord garth || 11/13/2016 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  How does this affect my Silky?
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 0:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Ah, yes the kinder nicer war. The citizens of St.Lo couldn't be reached for comment.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/13/2016 8:37 Comments || Top||

#4  It begs a question: why are there over 1 million civilians "trapped" in Mosul?

Because they've been taught for 10 years that one side will do everything they can to avoid civilian casualty counts? If you knew the place was going to be leveled, would you stay?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/13/2016 8:39 Comments || Top||

#5  The Iraqi military does not release casualty numbers, but the losses in the Nov. 4 battle appear to have been particularly heavy.

When the surgical strike strategy becomes death from 1000 cuts.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/13/2016 13:51 Comments || Top||

#6  because "Fallujah" V1.0 was US getting casualties trying be humane.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/13/2016 14:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Most troops do fight harder when you've got them cornered.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/13/2016 18:42 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Cost of Klingons attempting to train so-called moderate Syrian muslims rises
[WAPO] The three Army Special Forces soldiers killed at a Jordanian military base this month were working for a CIA program to train moderate Syrian fighters when they were shot at a checkpoint under still-unclear circumstances, U.S. officials said.

The Nov. 4 slayings of the three soldiers is believed to be the deadliest single incident involving a CIA team since December 2009, when seven officers and contractors were killed in a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan.

The Fort Campbell, Ky.-based soldiers -- all members of the 5th Special Forces Group -- were killed by a Jordanian soldier at an entry control point to Prince Faisal Air Base near Jafr, in the southern desert about 150 miles south of the capital, Amman, according to the officials. The shooter also was wounded in what was described by U.S. and Middle Eastern sources as an exchange of gunfire.

The soldiers, identified as Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen, Staff Sgt. Kevin McEnroe and Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, were among roughly 2,000 U.S. troops working in Jordan while participating in the U.S.-led campaign fighting the Islamic State. Some of the troops have been assigned to mobile artillery units along the Jordanian border while others assist CIA-led training programs for Syrian opposition fighters.

The CIA declined to comment on the shooting incident or on the soldiers’ possible role in agency programs.
Con't.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/13/2016 01:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The use of intelligence agencies as a tool of regime change and U.S. foreign policy must stop. Our military was established to protect and defend the United States of America. It was not established as a clandestine instrument of national policy or action toy for agency wonks. These people need to get back to their alleged core competency, that being the business of intelligence collection and analysis.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/13/2016 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  What did the CIA really do with all this money? Seems they are trying to bury something here.
Posted by: gorb || 11/13/2016 2:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Ref #2 - There is a crude old saying about three things better leased than purchased. Klingon operating facilities overseas could easily be added to the list.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/13/2016 2:10 Comments || Top||

#4  The CIA has been involved in such programs since the initiation of the Chu Hoi program in Viet Nam.
Posted by: Heriberto Greper9897 || 11/13/2016 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Something about this story doesn't smell right.

The December 2009 fatalities were due to not following some common sense precautions when meeting with their new best friend.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/13/2016 10:11 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Report: Iranian general reveals information about arming of Hezbollah
[Jpost] An Iranian senior military official on Friday confirmed that the Islamic Theocratic Republic is manufacturing weapons in the war-torn city of Aleppo, according to London-based Arabic daily Asharq al-Awsat.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri said that missile production facilities had been transferred to the besieged Syrian city over the past few years, marking the first admission by a senior Iranian official that Tehran is producing weapons on foreign land.

The military general, speaking at a cultural ceremony in Tehran earlier this week, also revealed that missiles manufactured at the Aleppo facilities were used by Hezbollah during its 33-day war with Israel in June of 2006.


The information was not much of a revelation to rebel Syrian fighters, according to Asharq al-Awsat, who have fought against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Scourge of Qusayr...
in a bloody civil war for the past five-years.

"Iranian military production on Syrian soil started in 2002 as part of a deal inked between Bashir al-Assad and the Iranian leadership," Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
Commander Col. Ahmed Rahal told Asharq al-Awsat.

"The Iranian information is very accurate and true," he continued, adding that "Iranian military production in Syria is part of a comprehensive military and economic plan between the countries."

Bagheri also responded to a threat issued by US President-elect Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
, who said in September that any Iranian vessels that harass the US Navy in the Gulf would be "shot out of the water" if he were elected.

Bagheri called the statement a "joke," and commented that Trump "ate too much sugar" during campaigns, a Farsi proverb referring to nonsense, according to Asharq al-Awsat.

Nearly 500,000 people have been killed since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, according to the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
, with over half the population being displaced from their homes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2016 02:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [400 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  The military general, speaking at a cultural ceremony in Tehran earlier this week, also revealed that missiles manufactured at the Aleppo facilities were used by Hezbollah during its 33-day war with Israel in June of 2006

I suspect more than a few have made their way (albeit roundabout) to Yemen as well.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/13/2016 8:57 Comments || Top||

#2  But 10+ round magazines for ARs are a problem...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/13/2016 9:53 Comments || Top||

#3  So you give 'em a couple billion dollars and they can build even more missiles.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/13/2016 11:03 Comments || Top||


Turkish artillery hits Kurd held town in Aleppo
[ARA News] Afrin – Turkey’s military forces launched on Saturday an offensive on a Kurdish district in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo Governorate, causing casualties among civilians.

The Turkish army hit Afrin District with dozens of mortar and artillery shells.

At least eight Kurdish civilians were killed and 19 others wounded in the attack.

“The Turkish army –stationed on the borderline with Syria– bombed residential buildings in the Mosako town in Afrin,” human rights activist Dilovan Mirkhan told ARA News, adding that the bombardment led to a massive destruction in the area.

“Dead bodies of eight civilian victims were collected subsequent to the attack,” Mirkhan reported. “Many others remained stranded under the rubble.”

In the meantime, local rescue teams continued the search for survivors under the ruins of the destroyed buildings.

The Turkish forces also bombed the Shadiya village in Afrin countryside with heavy artillery, killing at least two civilians and injuring several others, eyewitnesses told ARA News.

Last week, Turkey’s military shelled a People’s Protection Units (YPG) headquarters in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate. Military sources and local activists reported that the Turkish Army also hit adjacent Kurdish fighting positions in Ain Diwar village, in Derik District. Scores of YPG fighters were wounded in the hour-long bombardment and massive material damage was reported.

“The Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party and its allies are trying to hit the Kurdish forces in Syria in support of Islamic State terrorists,” a Kurdish YPG officer told ARA News.

“We’ll not allow Turkey to continue those violations at the border,” the YPG leadership said in an earlier statement. “We are ready to respond and we’ll do whatever it takes in order to stop this offensive against our people.”
Posted by: badanov || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Kurd female group launches attack on ISIS near Sinjar
[ARA News] Erbil – The Shingal Women’s Units (YJS), a Kurdish all-female force in northern Iraq, said on Saturday they will launch an operation to ‘avenge Yezidi women’ and to save women that ISIS hold hostage.

“We have not forgotten Êzidî [Yezidi] women sold in markets of Mosul or burnt alive. We know that the people that ISIS holds as hostage are waiting for us to rescue them. We will not stop until we liberate our women and take revenge,” said the YJS –affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

According to local sources, the Shingal Resistance Units (YBS) –including the YJS– will soon start an operation to liberate the villages around Shingal district [also known as Sinjar] from Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants.

When ISIS jihadists attacked the Iraqi Yezidi communities in August 2014, they raped and forcibly married thousands of young women they captured in an orgy of violence. They also converted their female captures to their own brand of Sunni Islam and sold them in slave markets across their would-be Caliphate. ISIS is still holding a significant number of sex slaves, according to Belkis Wille, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.

The YBS is part of a coalition led by the Shia Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), which launched an anti-ISIS operation Tel Afar of northern Iraq in late October. According to the PMU, the Tel Afar operation constitutes a part of the battle for Mosul. The town of Tel Afar lies 50 kilometer from Sinjar, and the PMU group says they want to cut the road between Raqqa and Mosul and encircle Mosul in order to prevent ISIS from escaping the province.

It is possible that the YBS could also get involved in Tel Afar since ISIS holds many Yezidis captive in the Turkmen town.

The new Sinjar operation could lead to more tensions between Baghdad and Turkey.

Turkey opposes a presence of the PKK in Sinjar, and is against the Shia-led PMU units to march towards Shia-Sunni mixed Turkmen town of Tel Afar.

Both Turkey and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) fear the Shia militia might cooperate with the PKK to create a Shiite corridor towards Syria. But the PKK and the Shia PMU say the operations are to defeat ISIS and to help Yezidis, not to create corridors.

According to Gareth Stansfield, a British academic and expert on Kurds, Tel Afar represents a problem to the KDP. “While the Kurdish leaders are no friends of the Sunni insurgents, they are perhaps even more fearful of the presence of Shi’a militias so close to the Kurdistan Region’s borders,” Stansfield wrote for the Woodrow Wilson Center.

“Another problem for the KDP in particular is that the possible entry of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) into the conflict would constitute a clear and present danger that would have to be removed,” he said.

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said last Thursday that Turkey will not allow a PKK presence in Sinjar and also warned about the risk of involving elements ‘foreign to Mosul and Tel Afar’ in a reference to the PMU units. Last month, Turkey sent additional troops towards Silopi district on the border with Iraq.
Posted by: badanov || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [339 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Women living in close proximity with each other for a sufficient time tend to synchronize their cycles. For a few days each month the YJS could be the most vicious fighting unit ever seen.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/13/2016 13:54 Comments || Top||

#2  "pretend it's your ex"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/13/2016 14:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Pretend it's your ex, he's drunk again and just got paid.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/13/2016 16:26 Comments || Top||


ISIS official knocks over bank in Raqqa
[ARA News] Qamishli – The Islamic State’s (ISIS) financial officer in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa city has deserted the group’s ranks after robbing a main bank, local sources reported on Saturday.

Abu Okruma al-Anbari, an Iraqi jihadi responsible for the ISIS financial affairs in central Raqqa, has reportedly fled the ISIS’ de facto capital with his family earlier on Thursday.

“Al-Anbari robbed the main Islamic Bank in Raqqa before escaping,” local media activist Taim Khalil told ARA News, citing an ISIS official.

“Sources in the bank confirmed that more than $3million were missing from the bank after al-Anbari evacuated his office and fled to an unknown destination,” Khalil reported.

Eyewitnesses reported a state of alert among ISIS militants in Raqqa downtown subsequent to al-Anbari’s escape.

“The incident was a new blow to ISIS, as the group already suffers from a financial crisis, especially after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured main border crossings on the Syrian-Turkish borderline, such as Manbij and Tel Abyad, preventing the group from selling crude oil at the blackmarket,” Syrian journalist Anas Halwani told ARA News.

“ISIS may soon be unable to fund its military operations in Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital in Syria,” Halwani said.

This comes as the US-backed SDF forces continued their progress against ISIS and captured major areas in northern Raqqa with the launch of the Euphrates Wrath Operation last Sunday.
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Turkish army resumes anti-ISIL air strikes in Syria
Turkish warplanes hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in west of Salva town in Syria late on Nov. 11, resuming its flights in Syrian airspace after more than two weeks of suspension.

18 members of the ISIL were killed in strikes targeting two buildings, two command centers and a vehicle of the group, according to security sources who asked to remain anonymous.

Resumption of flights by Turkish Air Forces in Syria came after consensus between Ankara and Moscow during a meeting of Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar in Russia on Nov. 1, sources told the Hürriyet Daily News.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) offensive on Al-Bab, with the backing of the Turkish military, was slowed down after a Syrian warning about the use of its airspace on Oct. 26. Since then, neither Turkish nor other U.S.-led coalition planes have been able to operate in the region because of the Russian-made Syrian air defense.

“The Americans had concerns about agitating the Syrian regime or Russia. But they agreed to work on the planning, and hopefully they will give the air support we have requested within a week for Al-Bab,” another source earlier told Daily News after a meeting between. Gen. Akar and General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in Ankara on Nov. 6.

Akar has informed Dunford about his talks with the Russian Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov on Nov. 1 in Moscow, where the Turks assured the Russians that the Al-Bab operation would not threaten the outskirts of Aleppo and would be limited to taking the town and other areas around it from ISIL.

The Turkish Air Forces launched their last airstrike in Syria on Oct. 22, targeting ISIL positions. Since then, Turkey had not launched further strikes as Syria’s Russian-made air defense system was activated to cover the region under the Euphrates Shield operation.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syrian regime rolls back rebel gains in Aleppo
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian government forces have recaptured all of the areas taken by rebel fighters in a recent assault intended to break the regime siege on eastern Aleppo, a monitor said Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army had recaptured key areas including the western district of Dahiyet al-Assad and the village of Minyan outside the city.

The reversals undo all of the progress made during a recent push by opposition fighters, including former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
front, as they tried to end a government siege on eastern Aleppo city.

Also on Saturday, Russian Defense Ministry announced that one of their warship flotilla has arrived near a Syrian coast.

Government forces surrounded rebel-held east Aleppo in July, severing the last supply line into opposition neighborhoods and imposing a blockade that has led to food and fuel shortages.

Rebels have tried several times to break the siege, succeeding briefly in August, but no aid has entered the east since July.

The monitor said over 450 fighters and civilians had been killed since the rebels began their latest bid to break the siege on Oct. 28.

The dead include 215 Syrian and foreign opposition fighters, including some who carried out suicide kabooms, and 143 regime forces.

Nearly 100 civilians were also killed in the fighting, the majority of them in government-held west Aleppo, where 29 children were among those killed in waves of rebel rocket fire.

Once Syria’s economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been ravaged by the war that began with anti-government protests in March 2011.

The city has been divided since mid-2012, and in September, the government announced an operation to recapture all of Aleppo.

The government assault, backed by Russian warplanes, has killed hundreds of people in east Aleppo and damaged and destroyed infrastructure including hospitals.

More than 300,000 people have been killed in Syria’s five-year war.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition
ISIS forces some Mosul residents to attend mosques

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets reported on Friday, that the Islamic State group forced the residents to attend prayer at the old mosques of Mosul, while pointed out that ISIS is trying to use the prayer to recruit new members and collect donations.

Alsumaria News stated, “The ISIS called on the residents of Mosul, through its detachments, to attend the obligatory Friday prayer in the mosques for the first time since the start of liberation battles.”

“ISIS is trying to use the Friday prayer to recruit new members to fill the large gap in its human resources resulted from human losses inflicted on it, as well as collecting donations to face the financial crisis suffered by the group after losing its key funds,” Alsumaria added.

Noteworthy, allies and neighborhoods of old Mosul are considered as key strongholds of the Islamic State in the recent time.

ISIS executes 60 in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The United Nations announced on Friday, that the self-proclaimed Islamic State executed 60 residents of the city of Mosul three days ago and hung their bodies on electricity poles, on charges of treason and conspiracy, and added that the group started to recruit youths as suicide bombers in the war against security forces.

The United Nations revealed that last Tuesday, ISIS terrorist gangs executed 40 civilians in Mosul, on charges of treason and conspiracy, then hung their bodies on electricity poles in the city, as well as killing another 20 civilians by firing squad for sharing information with security forces.

The Islamic State started to recruit youths and teens as suicide bombers in the streets of Mosul, the UN added.

The UN also declared that the ISIS announced in 6 November 2016, executing six of his fighters for fleeing battles in Mosul toward Kokjli, pointing out that security forces also discovered a mass grave containing 100 bodies in Hamam al-Alil.

The extremist group is also stacking huge quantities of ammonia and Sulphur in the city of Mosul, and these quantities are expected to be used by the group as chemical weapons, the UN said.

ISIS destroys government buildings in Anah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Mayor of Anah district in the province of Anbar, Saad Awad, announced on Saturday, that the Islamic State group detonated the buildings of the Mayor’s Office, Local Council, Court House and Civil Defense in the district.

Awad said in a press statement, “ISIS terrorist gangs detonated the buildings of the Mayor’s Office, Local Council, Court House and Civil Defense in the city of Anah, using improvised explosive devices.”

“The extremist group also stole the power station in the city of Anah and transferred it outside the district,” Awad added.

The Islamic State captured the city of Anah in 2014, while security forces are now preparing, in coordination with tribes to liberate the city from the group’s control.

ISIS imposes curfew in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The self-proclaimed Islamic State group imposed a curfew in the city of Mosul, after the killing of a number of its senior leaders by a coalition air strike, in the eastern coast of the city, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

Alsumaria News stated, “The ISIS terrorist gangs also prevented the families from leaving their houses, and deployed its militants in the streets of the city,” Alsumaria added.

The city of Mosul has been under the control of the so-called ISIS since June 2014, and since then the group is imposing strict instructions and procedures.
Posted by: badanov || 11/13/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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