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Three Pakistani Men Apprehended in U.S. at Arizona Border
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2016 12:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [357 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think she's kinda pretty, not sure if she had toned arms.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/20/2016 14:07 Comments || Top||

#2  one can only imagine les jambons those jodhpur's conceal... the downside is they may be form-fitting.
Posted by: Don Vito Untervehr2082 || 11/20/2016 14:35 Comments || Top||

#3  or sharp elbows
Posted by: Frank G || 11/20/2016 14:47 Comments || Top||

#4  We had a local woman pilot who was born in 1909. Oddball Pilot. Anyone that flew in this area knew this woman. She was a flight instructor and examiner. When she retired she had 57,635.4 hours in the cockpit or 6-1/2 years in the air.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/20/2016 14:56 Comments || Top||

#5  See where Trump is considering Gen. "Mad Dog" Mattis (USMC, Ret.) for Defense.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/20/2016 15:10 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Somali Govt soldiers shot dead in Mogadishu
Unknown gunmen suspected to be Al Shabaab members have shot and killed two members of Somali National Army (SNA) in Mogadishu on Friday evening.

According to the witnesses, two pistil-wielding men have carried out the murder of the SNA soldier which occurred at Mogadishu’s Tarabunka junction last night. Reports said the gunmen have fled from the scene before the arrival of the security forces who later conducted an investigation into the shooting incident.

In a separate incident, unidentified assailants killed another soldier in Suqa Holaha area in Mogadishu, where is believed to be a hotbed for Al Shabaab militants.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but police said they believed Al Shabaab was responsible for both killings in Mogadishu last night.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  According to the witnesses, two pistil-wielding men have carried out the murder

they were carrying flowers? How odd
Posted by: Frank G || 11/20/2016 12:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Nicely obscure Frank, get outa my rice bowl!
Posted by: Shipman || 11/20/2016 14:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Who says engineers can't spell? Well played, Frank G!
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/20/2016 17:33 Comments || Top||

Æthiopian soldiers killed bomb attack near Kismayo
At least three Æthiopian soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been killed in a bomb attack occurred near Kismayo
...a port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia, at the extreme southern end of the country (assuming Somalia can be called a country). It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region...
city in southern Somalia on Saturday.

According to local sources, the AMISOM soldiers were killed after their military convoy came under a remotely detonated land mine attack at Bulu-Gadud village, some 35Km northeast of Kismayo city. After the IED bomb attack, the AU troops retreated back to their bases in Kismayo, sources added.

On Friday, AMISOM force spokesperson Joe Kibet said Au forces alongside the Somali National Army (SNA), killed six Al-Shabaab militants in the same area in Lower Jubba region. Mr Kibet said that there were no casualties on their side in Friday’s operation.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
ISIS’ Egypt branch executes 100-year-old cleric
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis
...Supporters of Jerusalem, the former pen name of al-Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula, who subsequently became ISIS in same...
‐ ISIS-affiliated bad boy group in Egypt ‐ has released images purporting to show the execution of a 100-year-old man.

The group, who rebranded as ISIS-Sinai when they pledged allegiance to the bad boy group holding swathes of Iraq and Syria, killed Sheikh Sulaiman Abu Haraz after kidnapping him earlier.

Abu Haraz, considered one of the symbolic Sufi holy mans and elders of the Sinai Peninsula, was taken by the group from in front of his house in Arish city under gun point.

ISIS-Sinai accused the elderly sheikh of "practicing witchcraft".
Ynet adds:
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....
affiliate in Egypt says it has beheaded two men that it mistakenly described in a statement as priests, but were later identified by locals as leading religious figures from among Sinai's Bedouins.

Pictures were posted on the Twitter accounts of the group's supporters. They showed one of the men, elderly with a white beard and kneeling in an orange jumpsuit with his neck pressed against a steel stand. Masked IS executioners dressed in black raised long swords over his head.

Locals identified the man as the blind Sufi sheikh Suleiman Abu Heraz, who was kidnapped two weeks ago from his farm south of the peninsula's town of el-Arish. The second man was identified as sheikh Said Abdel-Fattah, a top Religious Endowment holy man kidnapped a month ago.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [405 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

12 killed in fresh clashes in Sabha city
[Libya Observer] Seven people were killed and 25 others were maimed on Friday after festivities renewed in al-Minshiya neighborhood in downtown Sabha between tribal gangs.

The festivities first erupted on Thursday, when five people were killed, which makes the total of casualties hit 12 over the last two days.

The front man for Sabha Medical Center, Osama al-Wafi, said the center had declared the state of emergency and called on all of the medics to be present for assistance and treatment.

"Over 30 people arrived at the Sabha Medical Center and some needed urgent surgeries, but the lack of equipment and shortage of medics had entangled the situation."Al-Wafi added.

A delegation from notables and elders in Sabha was reportedly approached for pushing for a ceasefire, said the member of the Sabha municipal council, Ibrahim Mehrez, adding that the two conflicting tribal gangs could settle the fight straight.

Clashes continue, in the meantime, in al-Minshiya and al-Mahdiya neighborhoods amidst a closure of many main roads in the city and a huge presence of gunnies within residential areas.

"Some families had already started to leave the festivities zone to safer areas in Sabha due to the festivities." Sources indicated.

Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Africa Subsaharan
Would-be suicide bomber shot dead in northeast Nigeria
[Ynet] Security guards rubbed out on Saturday a man who was trying to detonate a bomb at a camp in northeastern Nigeria for people displaced during a seven-year insurgency waged by Islamist myrmidon group 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...
PR Nigeria, a state-approved agency, said the incident occurred at a spot where refugees are screened before entering the camp, which is located in the Muna Garage district of the city of Maiduguri.

Ibrahim Abdulkadir, a front man for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed that the jacket wallah had been killed
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/20/2016 00:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Soviet T-34 tank spotted in use in Yemen War
From the Downright Romantic Department:

At 45 tons the German Panther was considered to be a medium tank.

Video at the link

T-34 in use in Hungary in 1956.
[SouthFront.org] A video, showing a process of combat usage of the Soviet T-34-85 tank in Yemen, was published online.

According to an annotation to the video, the tank is used by Arab military, fighting on the side of Saudi Arabia, as a stationary firing point in the province of Dhale. The footage shows a tankman, who shoots from a turret gun with the help of a rope cord, being outside of the tank.

The best medium tank of the times of World War II, the T-34-85, is actively used in local conflicts in the Middle East. In August of this year, such tanks were spotted in Syria.

Soviet tanks became even more popular in Yemen, where fighting has been ongoing for more than ten years. During this time, the most part of tanks, which were in service in the Yemeni Army, has been destroyed by supporters of expelled President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi. This led to the fact that the Houthis and Yemeni troops also began to actively use very old military hardware – the T-34 tanks and the SU-100 self-propelled guns.

The SU-100 was a 100mm antitank gun mounted on a T-34 chassis. It was introduced in 1944. It could penetrate the sloped 80 mm front armor of the German Panther from 1,500 m. The same gun was used on the later T-54 and T-55.
The T-34-85 tank became a part of the Red Army in the spring of 1944. In contrast to its predecessor, the T-34-76, the tank had a new cast turret with reinforced armor protection and a 85-mm cannon. Its armor-piercing projectile, weighing 9.2 kg, was capable to pierce a 102-mm armor from a distance up to 1000 meters, as well as to hole a 111-mm armor from a distance up to 500 meters. An AP composite shot could break through a 138-mm armor from a distance of 500 meters. The number of a tank’s crew increased to five people. Officially, the T-34 tank was removed from service in the Russian Army in 1993.
Posted by: badanov || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [706 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Some interesting firepower has shown up in wars over the last 20 years or so - WWII armor from both sides showed up in the Balkans, and a lot of German (!) gear has shown up in the PG. One wonders how it got there in the first place (the PG wasn't an area of operations for the Wehrmacht) and how long some poor soul(s) had been quietly waiting to use it...

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 11/20/2016 6:33 Comments || Top||

#2  According to Jane's here,, Paraguay is still using Shermans and Stuarts. I'm guessing replacement parts could be an issue.
Posted by: Matt || 11/20/2016 8:12 Comments || Top||

#3  What is the PG?
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/20/2016 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  TW,

My apologies, 'PG' is shorthand for the Persian Gulf. I have the occasional milspeak flashback. :)

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 11/20/2016 9:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Mike, recently we've also seen a stash of STG-44s still in the crate show up in Syria, as well as on the battlefield in N.Africa.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 11/20/2016 9:55 Comments || Top||

#6  A crew of five? Like this maybe, driver, loader, gunner, commander..... Radioman?

Posted by: Shipman || 11/20/2016 10:00 Comments || Top||

#7  TC, Gunner, driver, loader, RTO/assistant driver

In actuality 5th crewman was there so they can spread the workload when they break track and other fun maintenence things.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/20/2016 10:15 Comments || Top||

#8  I wasa thinkrn Prince George County
Posted by: Frank G || 11/20/2016 12:14 Comments || Top||

#9  The Communists seized the STG-44s from the Nazis after the war. They never threw weapons away, so these old rifles were given to Middle East regimes. They never threw them away either, so they just sat around for decades before being uncrated for the post 2000 festivities. No mystery here.
Posted by: Thumper Dribble5791 || 11/20/2016 13:14 Comments || Top||

#10  Fifth crewman was from NKVD. Kept a pistol on the rest of the crew.
Posted by: Spanky Gromomble8844 || 11/20/2016 14:33 Comments || Top||

#11  The Communists seized the STG-44s from the Nazis after the war. They never threw weapons away, so these old rifles were given to Middle East regimes. They never threw them away either, so they just sat around for decades before being uncrated for the post 2000 festivities. No mystery here.
Posted by: Thumper Dribble5791 2016-11-20 13:14


I kinda figured that was the answer - but you gotta wonder what might still be quietly sitting in some dusty, forgotten warehouse in the Rodina.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 11/20/2016 17:07 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 11/20/2016 17:21 Comments || Top||

#13  I have the occasional milspeak flashback. :)

No apologies necessary, Mike dear. My vocabulary has grown substantially since I found this place.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/20/2016 17:57 Comments || Top||

#14  A crew of five? Like this maybe, driver, loader, gunner, commander..... Radioman?

The fifth crewman operated the front hull machine gun and the radio.
Posted by: badanov || 11/20/2016 18:30 Comments || Top||

#15  Meh. Call me when someone breaks out the T-35s
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/20/2016 18:55 Comments || Top||

Saudi officer killed in Dammam gun attack
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Saudi officer has died of his injuries after being shot at in the eastern city of Dammam early on Saturday.

Adel Khardali was killed after an unknown gunman opened fire as he was inside his private vehicle after work just past midnight in the al-Noor neighborhood in north-west Dammam.

AlArabiya.net has published first pictures of the 30-year-old man, who served on 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 army ranks in al-Qatif for nearly seven years.

According to his wife, whom he was married to for the past four years, Khardali dreamed of moving back to Jizan to be close to her and his family.

Police are now opening investigations into the attack to conclude motive, a front man from the Saudi ministry of interior has said.

The attack comes less than a month after two other coppers were killed after coming under heavy gunfire in the same city.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under:

Houthi militias violate Yemen truce 185 times
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A shaky 48-hour truce has seen at least 185 violations committed by 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, mostly in the beseiged city of Taiz, Al Arabiya's sister channel Al Hadath News Channel has reported.

Spokesman of the Arab coalition supporting the legitimacy in 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...
Maj. Gen. Ahmed Asseri was quoted by Al Hadath as saying most of the violation took place in Taiz.

"Houthi militias attempted to shoot a ballistic missile targeting Marib city," he said. "They did not abide by the truce at all. All violations," he added.

The truce which began mid-day on Saturday aimed at getting humanitarian assistance to several areas at the request of Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Saturday's truce, the third announced this year, could be extended if the Iran-aligned Houthi movement shows commitment to abide by it and if the group allows humanitarian aid into areas under siege.

"The truce will be renewed if the Houthis adhere to it, include its representatives in the DCC (De-escalation and Coordination Committee) for Dhahran al-Janoub, and lift the siege on Taiz," a statement carried on Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

Six attempts to clinch a ceasefire in Yemen have foundered, including a three-day October truce that fell apart as soon as it went into force.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Yemen Truce Takes Effect, Saudi Aggression Violates It
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] A 48-hour ceasefire announced by a Saudi-led coalition battling 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...
began on Saturday.

The ceasefire has been decided to begin a 48-hour from 12:00 noon Yemen time (0900 GMT), according to the Saudi coalition’s statement.

"The truce could also be extended if the Yemeni army and Ansarullah hold fire and allow aid deliveries to besieged cities."

The Yemeni army front man General Sharaf Luqman reaffirmed on Saturday the commitment to the ceasefire in line of Oman’s principle agreement, providing the other side should obey by the agreed truce.

"According to the principle agreement struck in the Omani Capital, we affirm our commitment to cease fire if the other side obeyed by the truce and halt all military actions," the front man told Saba.

Despite the ceasefire, US-Saudi aggression warplanes launched two raids on Khab and Alshaf district of al-Jawf province, an Official told Saba on Saturday.

The Saudi-led mercenaries, backed by air raids, also attempted to advance towards Mede desert.

For his part, UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmad called on all the parties to get committed to the truce.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Europe migrant colonist briefs
Afghan refugee colonist yoot charged with Taliban membership

[DeutscheWelle] On Friday German prosecutors said they had arrested a 17-year-old Afghan citizen in Germany for membership of the Taliban. According to investigators, "Abdullah S.K." is suspected of receiving weapons-training from the Taliban and participating in armed attacks on Afghan government forces between 2013 and 2015. Prosecutors did not say how or when the accused arrived in Germany.

Major challenges ahead for German police

[DeutscheWelle] At the autumn conference of Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office the main topic was Global migration and its consequences. Holger Münch talks to DW about jihadists, right-wing terror and new police digital equipment.

Germany proposes raft of measures targeting terrorism, crime

[DeutscheWelle] Berlin has decided to introduce stronger security measures across the country. These include introducing electronic tags for terror convicts, more video cameras and better protection for police officers on duty.
From Breitbart:
Migrant Drownings at Record High as Europe Refuses to Turn Boats Back
19 Nov 2016
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates that 340 migrants have drowned in four major shipwrecks over the course of the week, bringing the reported total for November so far to 546. This compares with 141 for the entire month in 2015 and 22 in 2014.

Smugglers Feeding Migrants Diesel To Calm Them During Sea Voyage
19 Nov 2016
Smugglers who transport migrants from North Africa across the Mediterranean to Europe are said to have given many of them a mixture of diesel and other substances to keep them quiet. A new report ffrommedical staff at the University of

Shopkeeper Convicted for ‘Asylum Seekers Stay Outside’ Sign
18 Nov 2016
A court in Germany has convicted a shopkeeper of sedition after he put up a sign asking for asylum seekers to stay out because of negative experiences he’d had in the past.

Like Trump, Austria’s Norbert Hofer Attracting Disillusioned Working Class Voters
So it's not that they are racists?
18 Nov 2016
Just as Donald Trump attracted voters in the American “rust belt”, anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is receiving huge support from Austria’s disaffected working class.

WATCH: Geert Wilders Warns of Liberal Tyranny as Prosecutor Prepares to Punish Him For Immigrant Remarks
18 Nov 2016
Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), has said that the outcome of his “hate speech” trial could show signs of tyranny forming in the Dutch establishment.

100 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean
17 Nov 2016
(REUTERS) – Six migrants died and up to 100 more were missing and feared dead after their rubber boat sank in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the president of the Italian unit of aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

Conservatives Rally Grassroots Against Angela Merkel
17 Nov 2016
Grassroots conservatives across Germany are vocally rejecting the policies of Angela Merkel and voice their opposition to her running for a fourth term as chancellor in 2017.

French PM: Marine Le Pen Could Be Next French President
17 Nov 2016
Berlin (AFP) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Thursday that far-right leader Marine Le Pen had a chance of winning next year’s presidential election, boosted by the momentum of Donald Trump’s shock victory in the United States. “It’s possible,”

Austrian Socialists Block Burqa Ban Bid
17 Nov 2016
Austrian Foreign Minister and member of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Sebastian Kurz has accused Socialist Party (SPÖ) coalition partner of blocking integration legislation that would ban the full-face Islamic veil.

Take More Migrant Kids, Open Borders Lobbyists Demand
17 Nov 2016
Britain faced criticism Wednesday over strict criteria for children hoping to reach the UK after being evicted from France’s “Jungle” migrant camp, with one prominent politician arguing London has broken its promise.
From the Daily Mail:
Asylum claims across European Union pass the one million mark and the final tally for this year is set to top 2015's record figure
Provisional figures updated on Friday show that at least 1,003,635 asylum applications were received and registered in the 28 EU member states as of October.

Four suspected illegal migrants are found in the back of a Romanian-registered lorry 10 miles from the Channel Tunnel terminal in Kent
A video shows the men and a woman jumping from the back of the lorry after police were called to Ashford.

24-year-old man from Ukraine who pretended to be a high-schooler is sentenced to two months in American prison
It's not just happening in Britain and Europe, and it's not just Moslem colonists doing it.
Illegal immigrant Artur Samarin who faked his name and age to attend a Pennsylvania high school has been ordered to spend two months in prison on federal fraud charges.

German shopkeeper is convicted of hate crime for posting a sign in his window banning refugees...but only because it contained a picture of a muzzled dog
The sign in Germany reading 'Asylanten müssen draussen bleiben' - refugees must stay outside - was put in 54-year-old Karl Franz's window alongside a picture of the muzzled dog.

'They want us to be Islamised. They despise our country and our values': Translator at German refugee camp says Muslim migrants display 'pure hatred' of Christians
The Arabic speaker, 39, has worked in several migrant centres across Germany and after unearthing the harrowing revelations she headed to the country's mosque

Migrants steal fireworks and shoot them into offices and homes after rioting in Greek refugee camp
Huge parts of the Souda camp on the eastern island of Chios was destroyed by fire and when police arrived they were attacked by migrants who were throwing stones at them.

The EU will COLLAPSE if Germany and France do not begin to listen to people's concerns on immigration and Islamist terrorism, says French PM
Manuel Valls said Europe was 'in danger of falling apart' and the two countries needed to work harder to stimulate growth and employment
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/20/2016 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Home Front: WoT
Three Pakistani Men Apprehended in U.S. at Arizona Border
[BREITBART] Three Pak men were apprehended after crossing into the U.S. from Mexico in the Tucson Sector. A combination of sources -- including official confirmation from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) -- revealed the men were in fact apprehended and are currently in U.S. federal custody.

Breitbart Texas sources first released the information and CBP confirmed via email. CPB responded:

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Nogales, AZ, apprehended three Pak nationals on Nov. 11. As a standard procedure, agents processed the individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security related databases. Record checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals. The individuals are currently in Federal custody while they await the outcome of their immigration cases.

Additional information on the individuals was obtained by federal agents working under the umbrella of CBP, but it is important to note that the additional details were not confirmed by CBP.

"One of them had a shit load of hits from a bunch of places he’s been. He had entered and exited numerous countries that were not in his route to the U.S. This raises red flags because people leaving a foreign country to come here usually take the quickest route, but one of them did not," said one of the sources.

The source continued, "One of the men had his hair died blonde to disguise his appearance and all of the men spoke perfect English."

Breitbart Texas previously broke the news that five men from Pakistain and one from Afghanistan were caught within 17 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border in the same vicinity as the current apprehensions of Pak men. In that case, the FBI later confirmed to other news outlets that the details from Breitbart Texas sources were correct.

Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [764 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When do they get the White House reception?
Posted by: Raj || 11/20/2016 11:56 Comments || Top||

#2  They'll meet him in Chicago.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/20/2016 18:59 Comments || Top||

NIA books Naik for terror
[Daily Excelsior] Difficulties for Islamic preacher Zakir Naik mounted further today after NIA started the paperwork but haven't done much else against him and his organization Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) under anti-terror laws and for allegedly promoting enmity between groups on the basis of religion and race.

The anti-terror probe agency’s action came barely four days after the Union Government declared IRF a banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [377 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

Militant killed in Pulwama, another flees
[Daily Excelsior] A local Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) Lion of Islam was killed in an encounter in Kakapora area of South Kashmire’s Pulwama district this evening while his accomplice fled.

Sources said that acting on a specific input, Police and Army’s 50 RR had laid an ambush in Begumbagh village of Kakapora in district Pulwama on a link road. Two holy warriors came on a motor cycle and on seeing the Army and Police, they tried to flee during which one Lion of Islam was killed.

Sources said that one Lion of Islam Majid was driving the bike and anther one Rayees Ahmad Dar was his pillion rider. When Majid noticed the security forces’ ambush, he made a quick U-turn and Rayees fell of the motor cycle and was killed in a brief shootout. One AK-47 rifle and magazines were recovered from him. Majid also left the bike a short distance from the encounter site and fled away on foot.

Security forces immediately cordoned off the area but the Lion of Islam had managed to flee from the area. The operation was later called off.

Rayees had joined the militancy a month ago. The killing of the Lion of Islam triggered massive protests and festivities in Kakapora and several areas of Pulwama district as youth came out on the streets and pelted stones on security forces and vehicles plying on roads.

The stone pelting was reported from Gadoora, Newa, Pahoo, Kakapora, Pinglina and Hassanwani areas of the district. The protesters at these places targeted scores of vehicles that were plying through these areas.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Kashmire, Nitesh Kumar told Excelsior that Rayees was a local newly-recruited Lion of Islam. He urged the local holy warriors to lay down arms before security forces and said that they will be rehabilitated.

Kumar said that he has directed all district SPs and SSPs of South Kashmire to open a special cell for the surrender and rehabilitation of local holy warriors in their districts. He appealed all the local holy warriors especially those who joined recently to surrender before the police.

The DIG said that the holy warriors who surrender would be rehabilitated so that they earn their livelihood. He said that they have tied up with some NGOs who will provide vocational training to the surrendered Lion of Islams. He said that there are 84 local holy warriors in South Kashmire.
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Several Army posts, villages under intense Pak shelling
[Daily Excelsior] Faced by the worst ever humiliation of suffering extensive damages at the hands of Indian Army, Pak troops today resorted to heavy shelling using 120mm and 82mm mortars and firing with automatic weapons targeting over two dozen Army posts and civilian locations spread over three sectors of Nowshera, Sunde-rbani and Pallanwalla along the Line of Control (LoC) in which two jawans of Army and BSF and a woman were maimed.

A number of houses were damaged in fresh round of mortar shelling while entire population of five villages in Pallanwalla sector of Jammu district shifted to safer locations in Khour as soon as heavy shelling and firing started around this noon.

Though there has been no migration in Nowshera sector by late this evening, the people were panicked and could shift to safer areas if shelling continued. Over a dozen goats of a nomad were killed and almost an equal number of others were maimed in shelling at forward village of Gai Panyas in Sunderbani sector this evening.
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India's National Investigation Agency raids Zakir Naik's NGO offices
[DAWN] India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted raids on 10 offices of preacher Zakir Naik's NGO, NDTV reported.

Raids were conducted at 10 locations in Maharashtra linked to his banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), which is also named in the case by the anti-terror agency.

Times of India (TOI) reported that the NIA had started the paperwork but haven't done much else against Naik and others on Friday under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly "spreading enmity" among religions.

The searches began on Saturday morning with the help of local police after a case was registered by the NIA's Mumbai branch on Friday night.

The Indian government banned IRF as an ’unlawful organization’ for five years with immediate effect, on Tuesday. The ban was enforced under UAPA and approved at a meeting of the Union cabinet.

TOI had earlier reported that the government intended to ban IRF citing Naik’s "objectionable and subversive" speeches, the criminal cases filed against him and other members of IRF in Mumbai and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra and Kerala, as well as his "dubious" links with Peace TV that allegedly features "communal" and "pro-jihad" content as grounds for such a ban.

An ’unlawful’ association is different from a ’terrorist’ organization listed under UAPA. The law defines ’unlawful association’ as any organization "which has for its object any activity that is punishable under Section 153A or 153B of IPC" -- provisions dealing with threat to social and communal harmony.

Declaration of IRF as ’unlawful’ under Section 3 of the UAPA will force closure of its offices and interests across the country.

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Four reported killed in Indian firing across Line of Control
[DAWN] Three maidens of tender years and a teenage boy were killed and three other people, including a minor girl, were maimed as Indian troops shelled villages in Azad Kashmire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday, residents and officials said.

The killings occurred in the Keri sector of Charhoi tehsil in the southern Kotli district, where assistant commissioner Raja Arif Mahmod said, shelling had started at about 9:45am.

"The shelling has been heavy, but intermittent. They (Indians) are hitting the areas randomly," he told Dawn.com.

"One shell landed on a house in Sabzkot village, killing a teenage boy, his young sister and a cousin," he said, identifying them as Shehzad, 18, Faiza, 10, Shanza 12 and Areeba, 5.

Shehzad’s siblings Mahmood, 24 and Areeba’s elder sister Iqra, 12, were critically injured and shifted to Combined Military Hospital Mangla.

Officials in the southernmost Bhimber district said the villages in Samahni and Barnala tehsils were also receiving shells from across the Line of Control.

"There was intense shelling since morning to 3pm, leaving one woman injured in Baroh village," an official from Samahni cop shoppe told Dawn.

The woman, identified as Tazeem Bibi, was shifted to district headquarters hospital, Mirpur, the official added.

From 3pm onwards, shelling had started in Barnala tehsil.

"It is indiscriminate but so far we have not received any report about casualties," an official from Barnala cop shoppe told Dawn.

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Four dead in militant attack in southwest Pakistan: officials
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Three paramilitary soldiers and a policeman were killed when gunnies opened fire in Pakistain’s southwestern city of Quetta Saturday, officials said, in the latest outbreak of violence in restive 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...

"Three paramilitary soldiers and one policeman have been killed while a passerby has been injured in an attack on the paramilitary troops," local police official Syed Zahid Hussain told AFP.

The incident was also confirmed by a front man from the local paramilitary force.

The shooting was claimed by the al-Alami 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 ...
(LeJ) group, according to a statement released by a front man.

Last month, the outfit said it worked with the ISIS group to execute a massive night raid on a police college that killed 61 people, the deadliest assault on a security installation in Pakistain’s history.

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LIVE UPDATES: Battle for Mosul, Day 34
Shiite force: ISIS has shut down all major installations in Tal Afar

The state-backed Hashd al-Shaabi said ISIS has shut down all of its major installations in Tal Afar, a town west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
on which the Shiite paramilitary force says it is advancing.

"ISIS has shut down all its main bases in Tal Afar," the Hashd al-Shaabi said on its official website, days after reporting that its forces had taken over the town’s airport.

The paramilitaries, who have been fighting west of Mosul, say they have cut the ISIS route from Mosul to the city of Raqqa in Syria, which the holy warriors claim as the capital of their so-called caliphate.
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Iraqi forces liberate two more Mosul neighborhoods

MOSUL, Iraq ‐ The Iraqi Army announced it has reclaimed the Moalimin and Oulama neighborhoods in eastern Mosul from ISIS and is close to recapturing nearby Zihur.

"Many of the holy warriors have been killed in the confrontation," Brig. Gen. Fazil Berwari, a Kurdish commander in the Iraqi Golden Forces said, while confirming the liberation of the new neighborhoods.

Coalition forces were bombing ISIS in support of the offensive in Mosul and in Syrian Raqqa, which ISIS claims as the capital of its so-called caliphate.

"27 new Arclight airstrikes supporting simultaneous offensive towards Raqqa and Mosul," tweeted Brett Mcgurk, the US special envoy to the global coalition fighting ISIS.

"Close cooperation between our air coalition and Iraqi force liberating Mosul" Mcgurk tweeted on Saturday.

Street-to-street fighting with ISIS slows Iraqi Army advance in Mosul



Iraqi forces say they have liberated the villages of Qarah Shur and Kahariz, north of the Nimrud sub-district that lies south of Mosul.
VIDEO: Airstrikes carried out against ISIS positions in Mosul


Iraqi army liberates ancient town of Nimrud

The Iraqi army said Saturday it had liberated Nimrud, 30 kilometers south of Mosul and the site of an ancient 13th century Assyrian city, after inflicting heavy losses to ISIS.

"The units from the 9th armored division liberated the sub-district of Nimrud and raised the Iraqi flag over the town's building, after inflicting heavy losses on the enemy," a military statement said.

The ancient site was overrun by ISIS more than two years ago.

ISIS destroyed some parts of the ancient Assyrian site, and then published a video of the destruction in April 2015.

The Iraqi army "mistakenly" announced the liberation of the sub-district last Sunday.

Entire family burnt to death in Mosul, Iraqi soldiers injured
Members of an entire family were burnt to death inside their vehicle and a number of Iraqi soldiers were maimed when an ISS truck bomb went kaboom! between the Tahrir and Muharibeen neighborhoods of Mosul, Rudaw's Sangar Abdulrahman reported from Zahra neighborhood, northeastern Mosul.

Abdulrahman said he did not know the exact figure for the causalities, but added that the powerful kaboom destroyed four Iraqi military vehicles.
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Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces announce complete isolation of Tal Afar district from Syria
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces managed on Saturday to completely isolate Tal Afar district from Syria, cutting off ISIS supply lines from the Syrian territories.

Local security sources reported that the Iraqi army, police and mobilization forces moved closer to central Tal Afar and that the Iraqi commanders started escaping with their families from the city.

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All East Aleppo hospitals out of action
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] All hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes on the besieged area of the Syrian city, its health directorate said late on Friday but a war monitor said some were still working.

"This destruction of infrastructure essential to life leaves the besieged, resolute people, including all children and elderly men and women, without any health facilities offering life-saving treatment ... leaving them to die," said the statement, sent to Rooters by an opposition official.

there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based war monitor, said that some hospitals were still operating in the besieged parts of Aleppo but that many residents were frightened to use them because of heavy shelling.

Medical sources, residents and rebels in eastern Aleppo say hospitals have been damaged in recent days by air strikes and helicopter barrel bombs, including direct hits on the buildings.

Health and rescue workers have previously been able to bring hospitals put out of service by air strikes back into operation but a lack of supplies is making that harder.

Intense air strikes have battered eastern Aleppo since Tuesday when the Syrian army and its allies resumed operations there after a pause lasting weeks, and they staged ground operations against hard boy positions on the front lines of besieged areas on Friday.

Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said on Tuesday the air force had targeted "terrorist strongholds and supply depots" in Aleppo. Russia has said its air force is only conducting air strikes in other parts of Syria. The Damascus government describes all the rebels fighting it as terrorists.
The Guardian tuts and wrings its hands on this subject here.
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At Least 17 Killed, Dozens Injured in E. Aleppo As Terrorists Disperse Protesters with Machine Gun Fire
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] At least 17 people were killed by heavy gunfire and about a dozen more were rounded up and executed after hundreds of civilians trying to leave eastern Aleppo protested against the terrorist blockade of exit routes, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Some 500 civilians took part in several protests in the terrorist-occupied eastern part of Aleppo on Thursday, and at least 200 of them were trying to reach the Syrian government-controlled area at the time they were violently dispersed with live fire, Russian Defense Ministry front man Igor Konashenkov said.

"The snuffies dispersed the demonstration, shooting at the protesters from a heavy machine gun and then mined all the approaches to the checkpoint and placed snipers on the roofs of nearby houses," Konashenkov said, as quoted by Sputnik news agency.

"Seventeen people died at the site, including two teenagers of 13 and 15 years of age, over 40 people were maimed," he added.

Upon quelling one of the rallies, snuffies launched a hunt for the presumed organizers of the protests, the ministry front man said.

"Terrorists detained about 10 men, who they held to be ’organizers’ of the riots, and drove them away in an unknown direction. They were rubbed out the same evening," Konashenkov said.

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