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Suicide truck bomb kills about 100 in Iraq, mostly Iranian pilgrims
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Good Morning
Posted by: Steve White || 11/25/2016 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [555 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Faith and b'gorrah.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/25/2016 7:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Indeed...and check out her sisters...
Posted by: Warthog || 11/25/2016 10:29 Comments || Top||

#3  I would "Runaway" with the Core sisters, go rabid maith agat.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 11/25/2016 13:08 Comments || Top||

#4  "go raibh maith agat" *&^*%!! auto correct.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 11/25/2016 13:09 Comments || Top||

#5  you Canucks and your obscure colloquialisms!
Posted by: Frank G || 11/25/2016 13:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Rabid Math WBAPGNFAB
Posted by: Shipman || 11/25/2016 16:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G

Ali : Would you ever marry a protestant girl?
George : Perhaps.
Ali : Well that is a good gesture, no. Wot about marrying a Catholic girl?
George : Possibly because of my faith I would not.
Ali : But what if she was fit?
George : Again, because of my religion, no.
Ali : But what if she had her own car, AND sound system and she wasn’t gonna be stealing money off you all the time. Would you marry ‘er then?
George : I think I could be friends with Catholics.
Ali : Bu’ could you get giggy with them?
George : It’s hard for some people to understand, but because of my faith, no.
Ali : But what if they woz really, really fit?
George : NO.
Ali : Wot about the band the Corrs? Would you marry them?
George : NO!
Ali : So you is telling me that if they walked in ‘ere now and asked you to marry them you wouldn’t.
George : Because of my faith, no.
Ali : All three of them.
George : NO.
Ali : So you really believe this stuff then!

~ Speaking with George Paton Orange Lodge Grandmaster in N Ireland.
Posted by: John Frum || 11/25/2016 17:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Now that's what I call "fringe benefits"
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 11/25/2016 22:01 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
3 ISIS loyalists arrested in Jalalabad city by Afghan police forces
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A group of three people were jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
by the Afghan police forces in Jalalabad city for having links with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the three men were arrested during a special military operation conducted in the 4th police district of the city.

The statements further added that the suspects were taken by the police forces and are custody of the Special Forces unit for further investigation.

The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: Fred || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US airstrike kill 2 ISIS militants, Afghan forces arrest 3 more in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two 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 conducted by the US forces in Afghanistan.

The provincial security officials said the Arclight airstrike was carried out late on Wednesday evening in Achin district.

The officials further added that the Arclight airstrike did not incur any casualties to the local residents.

According to the officials, the bandidos bully boyz were targeted by the unmanned aerial vehicle in Pekha area of Achin district.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces incarcerated
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
at least three loyalist of the terror group during an operation in Haska Mina district.

The local officials said the bandidos bully boyz were arrested in Ghalni area based on intelligence information provided to them.

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

Posted by: Fred || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Clash among police forces leaves at least 4 dead in Kandahar city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four coppers bit the dust during infighting in the southern Kandahar city of Afghanistan, local officials said.

The incident took place this afternoon in the 4th police district of Kandahar city, apparently due to a brawl among the coppers.

Provincial governor’s front man Samim Khpolwak confirmed the incident but did not comment regarding the main motive that led to the infighting.

He also did not comment regarding the number of the coppers killed or maimed during the clash.

However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
another security official confirmed that four coppers bit the dust and at least four others sustained injuries.

The official said an investigation is underway regarding the reason behind the clash.

Kandahar is among the relatively peaceful provinces in southern Afghanistan despite the province is the birth place of the Taliban group.

The security situation has dramatically improved during the recent months in this province amid rampant Taliban-led insurgency in the neighboring provinces, specifically the southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

In the meantime, the infighting among the security forces is not rare as numerous incidents have been reported in the past as well besides insider attacks are on the rise in some restive provinces.

Posted by: Fred || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Horn
Mogadishu kaboom kills top army officer
A senior Somali security official has been killed, and five others were wounded in a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu on Thursday, witnesses said.

A bomb fitted into a luxury car has resulted from the blast that killed the officer, according to the witnesses who spoke to Radio Shabelle over the phone. The blast occurred at a busy street at Mano-Bolyo junction in Mogadishu’s Shibis district on Thursday noon. No group has yet claimed credit for the attack.

Local police officials said they believed Al Shabaab was responsible for the bomb attack which claimed the life the security force member and injured five people.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Libyan forces edge forward against Islamic State holdouts in Sirte
[REUTERS] Libyan forces resumed their advance on Thursday against 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....
bandidos Lions of Islam holding out in a few streets in their former stronghold of Sirte, saying they had captured 25 houses and a stash of arms.

Backed by U.S. air strikes, the Libyan brigades have reduced the area held by the jihadists to a small patch of land near Sirte's Mediterranean seafront after a campaign of more than six months.

Lately, they say, they have been advancing with more caution in the Ghiza Bahriya district to limit casualties among their own fighters and among any hostages and families still held there.

"According to our information there are still civilians including women and kiddies inside," Mohammed al-Gasri, a front man for the brigades, told private TV station Libya's Channel. "The instructions are not to rush in, in order to limit the damage."

Several groups of civilians have either escaped or been released in Sirte in recent weeks, including migrants colonists from sub-Saharan Africa who were captured by Islamic State as they tried to make their way toward Europe.
Posted by: Fred || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Militant attack in Egypt's northern Sinai kills 8 11 army personnel
[AlAhram] A group of gunnies killed eight army personnel in an attack on a military checkpoint in the restive northern Sinai region, where forces are battling a Death Eater insurgency, a military front man has said.

Assailants in 4x4 vehicles "laden with large amounts of explosives" attacked the checkpoint in the border region late on Thursday, front man Mohammed Samir said in a statement.

A subsequent exchange of fire with forces and the kaboom of the car and a separate bomb led to the death of eight members of army forces and three Death Eaters.

A number of Death Eaters were also maimed in the firefight. "The armed forces asserts that such villainous acts will not discourage it from performing its duty of eliminating terrorism and continuing to safeguard the homeland," the statement read.

Forces were combing the area in search for suspects.
Update from Ynet at 9:15 a.m. ET:
An Egyptian security official says the corpse count from the previous night's bully boy attack in Sinai, which included a suicide boom-mobileing, has reached 11.

No one has grabbed credit for the assault, in which eight troops were initially reported killed.

The official says three more slain soldiers were found on Friday morning outside the restive city of el-Arish. In Thursday night's attack, a suicide boom-mobileer and dozens of heavily armed faceless myrmidons stormed a checkpoint manned by some 30 troops. At least 12 troops were reported maimed.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Two girl suicide bombers attack north Cameroon town
[Ynet] Two youngjacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bombers attacked a town in 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...
's Far North region early on Thursday, authorities said, the fourth strike near the Nigerian border by suspected 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...
forces of Evil this week.

One of the bombs went kaboom! in Mora, killing the girl and wounding at least four people, said Babila Akaou, prefect of the Mayo-Sava department.

Locals killed the second bomber before her device detonated, he added, without going into further details.

Fighters from Boko Haram have killed thousands in their campaign to carve out an Islamist state in their base in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
and have also launched attacks in neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

The group has frequently used female bombers and children to hit targets.

The two girls, aged between 13 and 18, entered the town early on market day and were spotted by a watch committee, said Akaou.

"They were heading toward the market. They weren't wearing shoes ... which drew attention," said a local named Abou. The girls passed by him around 7 am (0600 GMT), he said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Bangladesh
Attacks on Hindus in Narail leave community in terror
[Dhaka Tribune] In a spree of countrywide communal violence, the Hindus of Narail, the district famous for one of the greatest painters in the sub-continent SM Sultan, have faced such attacks three times since May.

Around 200 Hindu families of Palpara at Kundashi village in Lohagora upazila of the district had already been passing their days with fear and anxiety, as miscreants set fire to some of their houses on May 23 and then on November 3.

After the latest attack on early Wednesday, while miscreants torched the cattle shed, haystack and a warehouse of Nirod Paul and the haystacks of Paritosh Pal and Profullah Pal, burning two cows of Nirod alive, around 800 Hindu people of the village have become panic-striken.

Dipak Kumar Das, 54, teacher at Lohagora Pilot School and president of Dakshin Palpara Brahmman Kundashi Durga Puja Committee, said: "After the latest attack, we dare not go outside of our homes when the evening approaches. We cannot sleep at night fearing more attacks."

Eighty-five years old Asha Rani Pal of the village said she could not sleep at night in fear of more attacks.

Another resident of Palpara Shibu Kumar Pal, 45, accountant of Kashinani College at Kashinani upazila of Gopalganj district, said his house came under attack on May 23 and since then they had been living with fear.

"If the law enforcers took proper steps after the first attack on May, we would not face the attacks two times this month," said Shibu.

Tapan Pal and Mahananda Pal of the village said they required a regular police patrol in the village.

Horidash Banerjee, 80, former headmaster of Itna High School at Itna village, eight kilometer away from Kundashi, said due to the fear of more attacks regular activities of their lives were being hampered.

"Police can provide us with security for the time being; but how long we can live safely is a matter of concern," said Horidash.

Md Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Lohagara cop shoppe, said: "A case was filed with the cop shoppe in connection with Wednesday’s attack and we are trying hard to arrest the miscreants."

Shahadat Hossain Shikder, local ward councillor, said a village defence party would be formed by the villagers to protect the village from such attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
2 gunmen, 2 security officers killed in gunbattle in Russia
[Ynet] Russia's counterterrorism agency says two suspected holy warriors and two special forces officers have been killed in a gunbattle in the nation's volatile North Caucasus.

The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said that security services acting on a tip surrounded a house in Nazran in the province of Ingushetia where the two suspects were hiding. They refused to surrender and opened fire on security forces.

Both suspects were killed in Thursday's firefight, and two officers of the Federal Security Service
... the successor to the KGB...
, the main KGB successor agency, also died.

An Islamist insurgency has spread across the North Caucasus after two separatist wars in Chechnya. While Chechnya has become more stable under the watch of a Kremlin-backed strongman, violence has spilled into neighboring provinces where security forces clash frequently with gunnies
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Japanese ex-militant gets 12 years for 1986 Indonesia attack
[MIAMIHERALD] A member of a disbanded Japanese left-wing bad boy group was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for an unsuccessful 1986 mortar attack on the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia, the Tokyo District Court said.

Former Japanese Red Army member Tsutomu Shirosaki had been accused of conspiring with another person to fire two rounds at the embassy from a hotel room in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, according to Japan's Kyodo News service. Neither went kaboom!.

The 68-year-old Shirosaki was imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade for a rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta the same year. He was released in 2015, and Japanese authorities re-jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
him upon his return home.

The Japanese Red Army carried out a series of violent hijackings and attacks globally in the 1970s and 1980s.
Posted by: Fred || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Europe
Migrants riot, clash with police in Bulgaria after camp sealed off
[AlAhram] Moslem colonists Migrants clashed with police and set fire to furniture and tires at a refugee camp in Bulgaria's southern town of Harmanli on Thursday, two days after the facility was sealed off following reports alleging outbreaks of disease among residents.

Last week Harmanli townspeople staged a protest calling for the camp's closure after local media alleged that migrants colonists there carried communicable skin diseases. Home to 3,000 mostly Afghan refugees, the camp is the largest in Bulgaria.

The head of the Bulgarian Refugee Agency, which runs the camp and took the decision to close it to allow health authorities to investigate, told Bulgarian National Radio that these reports were false.

"An artificially created tension led to this, following misleading reports that the centre is a hearth of infection," Petya Parvanova said. She was on her way to Harmanli, she said.

Moslem colonists Migrants threw stones and other missiles at riot police, who deployed water cannon to disperse them. The crowd briefly broke through a barrier at the camp but were quickly pushed back.

The protesters damaged several buildings, including the camp's cantine, and set fire to tires, mattresses and broken furniture. Firefighters were deployed to the scene, along with additional police forces.

"The riot had started at noon but the situation has been already brought under control," the interior ministry's spokeswoman told Rooters. "Negotiations between the authorities and the protesters are underway."

There were no reports of arrests or of any injuries.

Bulgaria has built a fence on its border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and has bolstered its border controls to prevent inflows of illegal migrants colonists. Some 17,000 migrants colonists were detained in the first ten months of the year, over a third less than a year ago.

Despite the decreasing numbers, Bulgarian nationalists staged several protests in recent months calling for the immediate closure of all refugee centres in Bulgaria, and for migrants colonists to be returned to Turkey or their countries of origin. They say Bulgaria, the EU's poorest member state, cannot afford to support them in such numbers.

Briefs from Breitbart:
VIDEO: Merkel Says ‘Trolls’ and ‘Fake News’ Could Influence German Election
24 Nov 2016
Angela Merkel has claimed public opinion is being “manipulated” on the internet, and said that “fake news” websites and “trolls” could influence the approaching German elections.

New UN Boss Tells Europe Migration Unstoppable, Says Politicians Should Ignore Voters
24 Nov 2016
The incoming Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) told a room of policymakers in Europe on Wednesday that “migration is not the problem but the solution”, and said politicians should ignore voters.

Conservative ‘Berlin Circle’ Stirring Rebellion Within Merkel’s Party
24 Nov 2016
The conservative Berlin Circle is a traditionalist group within German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and is planning to return the party to its conservative roots.

Austria: Crime Complaints Skyrocket as Migrants Pour In
24 Nov 2016
Austria has suffered a sharp uptick in the number of criminal complaints made against migrants over the last year, latest figures from the interior ministry show.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [279 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Germany nabs Somali man for smuggling of migrants
A Somali-born German
...who was more Somali than German...
was arrested Wednesday in Germany for allegedly heading a 13-man smuggling ring that helped migrants travel from Italy to northern Europe, Italian police said.

With the help of two aides based in Milan, and a network throughout Italy, Maodi Abdisalan Kalif would provide Somali migrants with fake documents and train tickets to Germany, France or Scandinavian countries, police said.

“Kalif was the head of this criminal group,” Tommaso Niglio, a police officer from the southern Italian city of Salerno who led the investigations, told dpa.

The suspect lived in Karlsruhe, the south-western German city where he was nabbed on the basis of a European arrest warrant, Niglio added.

Police first got wind of the ring in April 2015 after interviewing a group of Somalis who were taken to Salerno by the Italian Navy after a Mediterranean Sea rescue.

Ten suspects, including Kalif and his Milan-based accomplices, were remanded in custody, while three were to be placed under house arrest, Niglio said. Police had not yet completed arrest operations in Florence, Brescia, Bergamo, Catania and Bari, he added.

Members of the smuggling ring were charged with participation in a criminal association aimed at abetting illegal migration, and face up to 10 years’ imprisonment if convicted, the police officer said.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
Two Killed in Bomb Attack in Southern Turkey
[AnNahar] Two people were killed and 21 maimed on Thursday when a boom-mobile went kaboom! outside a local government building in the southern Turkish city of Adana, the latest attack to rock The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
this year.

The bomb went kaboom! in the car park of the governor's office for the Adana region, the governorate said in a statement.

The kaboom sparked a fire, with a cloud of dark smoke spewing into the sky.

The force of the blast caused damage to the governorate itself, state-run Anadolu news agency said, describing the blast as a "terror attack".

The attack is believed to have been carried out by a woman, Adana governor Mahmut Demirtas was quoted as saying by Anadolu, without providing further details of the nature of the blast.

He said two people were killed and 16 maimed. The Dogan news agency later said that the number maimed had risen to 21. Five were reported to be at death's door.

As has been the case with previous attacks, the Turkish authorities immediately slapped a broadcast ban on footage from the scene.

- 'Accursed terror' -
"This accursed terror continues to target our people," Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik, a ruling party MP from Adana, wrote on Twitter.

"We will fight against terror until the very end in the name of humanity," he added.

With a population of almost two million, Adana is one of Turkey's largest cities, lying around 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the Syrian border.

The US consulate in the city had in September warned its citizens of a potential threat targeting US-branded hotels there.

"We strongly condemn the outrageous terrorist attack in Adana," the US embassy in Ankara said on Twitter.

"We mourn those lost, wish the maimed a speedy recovery and stand with Turkey against terror," it added.

Incirlik air base, located just outside Adana, is used by American and coalition forces as a hub for air raids against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) jihadists in neighbouring Syria.

The attack came on the same day that three Turkish soldiers were killed and 10 maimed in an air strike in northern Syria that Turkish officials blamed on the Syrian regime.

Although located in southern Turkey, Adana lies to the west of the southeastern region that has been the main theatre of conflict with the PKK.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Army foils 2 infiltration bids in Gulmarg, Nowgam
[Daily Excelsior] Army today said that it foiled two major infiltration bids by bandidos holy warriors since last night along the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmire.

An Army officer said that troops deployed along the LoC in Gulmarg and Nowgam sectors in North Kashmire foiled two infiltration bids since last night. "Two infiltration attempts by snuffies were foiled during the last 18 hours in Gulmarg and Nowgam sectors in the Kashmire Valley," he added.

Sources said that alert troops along the LoC pushed back the intruders after heavy exchange of fire. They said that the Army deployed at the forward posts in Nowgam sector noticed the movement of a group of 5-6 heavily armed bandidos holy warriors infiltrating into Indian territory in the area.

"The troops challenged the intruders and fired at them leading to a fierce shootout. But they fled back towards the Pakistain Indian Kashmiree (PoK) under the cover of darkness", they said.

The Army has rushed more troops to the area and they are conducting searches to ensure that no turban has managed to sneak in from the group of infiltrators. The search parties have also laid ambushes in the area to tackle members of turban group if anyone is still in the area.

Sources said that troops also noticed movement of a heavily gang of bandidos holy warriors who were accompanied by some guides as well in Gulmarg sector. They said that the infiltrators were challenged by the alert troops leading to a shootout. They said that the intruders took cover of darkness and boulders to flee back.

Army has launched massive searches in the area against the group to ensure no member has sneaked in. Troops have also intensified patrolling in the area to take on any infiltrated members of the turban group.

Army said that bandidos holy warriors are desperate to infiltrate ahead of snowfall along the LoC that will close the mountain passes for the winter making infiltration difficult. They said that over 250 bandidos holy warriors are waiting on launch pads along the LoC to infiltrate into Kashmire.

Sources said that Army is alert and has intensified vigil and patrolling along the LoC to foil turban designs. They said that the Pak troops are providing cover fire to the bandidos holy warriors for infiltration.

Army said that bandidos holy warriors are desperate to infiltrate as they have suffered heavy losses this year at the hands of security forces by killing around 130 of them this year which is a record in recent years. Last year, 97 bandidos holy warriors were killed.

However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
this year has also shown increased infiltration and, as per the official figures, 83 bandidos holy warriors have infiltrated so far when the figure for whole of last year was 35.

In the meantime, bandidos holy warriors tonight fired two grenades at a police mobile bunker outside Police Station Kral Gund in Handwara area of Kupwara district. They also fired several AK-47 rounds at the police bunker without causing any damage.

Handwara Police and 32 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) of Army have launched searches in the area but bandidos holy warriors managed to escape under the cover of darkness.



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Iraq
Suicide truck bomb kills about 100 in Iraq, mostly Iranian pilgrims
[Reuters] A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said.

Islamic State, the ultra hard-line Sunni militant group that considers all Shi'ites to be apostates, claimed responsibility the attack in an online statement.

The group also is fighting off a U.S.-backed offensive on its stronghold Mosul, in northern Iraq, in which Iranian-trained Shi'ite militias are taking part.

The pilgrims were en route back to Iran from the Iraqi Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala, where they had commemorated Arbaeen, the 40th day of mourning for the killing of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in the 7th century AD, the medical sources said.

The gas station has a restaurant on its premises that is popular with travelers. Five pilgrim buses were set afire by the blast from the explosives-laden truck, a police official said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/25/2016 07:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [749 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  More trucks! Even more buses! And Cheezits, extra toasty.
Posted by: Elmineting Tojo8194 || 11/25/2016 11:53 Comments || Top||

#2  With never ending articles like this Muslims expect to be treated the same as everyone else. It seems they are all mentally ill. I hope Obama get life in prison for illegally importing these nut cases with public funds when they start blowing up America.
The Sunni consider all Shea Muslims to be apostates so it is OK to kill them. The Wahabbi believe both the Shea and Sunni are apostates. It would seem to me that our government should consider all Muslims criminally insane and dangerous because of their barbaric customs.
Posted by: Dopey Phuger3886 || 11/25/2016 14:24 Comments || Top||


The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

ISIS’s Baghdadi has possibly executed a close confidant

Nineveh ‐ (IraqiNews.com) 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....
’s supreme leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
has possibly executed one of his closest confidants along with his own family, source has told Alsumaria News on Thursday.

Baghdadi gave the green light for the execution of the victim, nicknamed "Abu Abdullah", at a house west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, along with his five-member family which included three kids.

The house was stormed on the dawn of Thursday by ÷ISIS gunnies, according to the source.

"Abu Abdullah was Baghdadi’s box of secrets and a close confidant who organized his personal mails and arranged his meetings with field commanders," he added, revealing that Abu Abdullah had disappeared with his family two weeks earlier and sought hiding inside a dilapidated house.

Reports have highlighted disarray within ISIS ranks as Iraqi government forces and paramilitary groups continue successful advances towards the liberation of Mosul as part of a major campaign that launched mid October. Many ISIS big shotships have either been reported escaped or killed during that period.
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Iraqi Miscellanies: 18 Yazidis freed
18 Yazidis freed from ISIS captivity: official
Possibly rescued by quiet heroes rather than ransomed, according to this article from a few days ago.
Duhok – (IraqiNews.com) Nineteen people from the ethno-religious Yazidi minority have been set free from Islamic State captivity, an official responsible for the file said Thursday.

Hussein Qaedi, an official at the office on kidnapped Yazidis in Duhok said those released were mostly women and children, adding that they will be sheltered at refugee camps in the province.

“The liberation was carried out in coordination with security authorities,” Qaedi said. “The group consisted of two men, seven women and nine children.”

Data from the office on Yazidi kidnapping victims show that 2640 Yazidis were released from captivity by Islamic State militants over the past two years, but there are 3770 others still in the extremist group’s hold.

The Kurdish-speaking minority came to the spotlight when Islamic State militants, taking over large parts of Iraq, victimized its members, committing massacres and subjecting them to forced conversions, sexual slavery and other reported atrocities. At least 5,000 Yazidis, mostly men and boys, were killed during ISIS attacks since 2014 on the Kurdish Iraqi city of Sanjar.

The United Nations said in June that ISIS carried out a genocide against the Yazidi minority.
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Anbar Antics: 5 ISIS fighters and an Iraqi bomb defuser dead
ISIS fighters killed in coalition airstrikes in Anbar: army

Anbar – (IraqiNews.com) Five Islamic State militants were killed and three others were wounded when US-led coalition fighter jets and Iraqi artillery bombarded a booby-trap workshop and another hideout in Anbar, an Iraqi army commander said Thursday.

Qassem al-Mohammadi, commander of the army’s Al-Jazeera Operations said in statements that the strikes targeted the district of Sakra, west of Haditha.

“Our cameras detected the death of five militants, while three others were seriously wounded,” said, Mohammadi , adding that a stack of missiles and other weaponry were destroyed in the strike.
In Rawa, the strikes destroyed a booby-trap workshop, which included two boob-trapped vehicles ready for detonation, according to the military official.

Bomb expert killed while defusing IED in Anbar

Anbar – (IraqiNews.com) A bomb expert was killed on Thursday when an IED went off while he was defusing it in Anbar.

“The deceased was among officers who had fought the Islamic State over the past three years, and over that period, he had managed to defuse more than 1000 IEDs across the precinct,” said Khamis al-Essawy, commander of the al-Hashd al-Sha’bi’s brigade in Ameriyat al-Somoud, 23 kilometers south of Fallujah.

Posted by: trailing wife || 11/25/2016 00:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Why not blow the things in place? There are better places for brave men.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 11/25/2016 8:51 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect that blowing them in place would cause significant damage, which is likely what IS intends.

Also, given the Arab mind, the damage would be blamed on the IA rather than the IS.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/25/2016 12:49 Comments || Top||


Iraqi troops capture 3 more neighborhoods in eastern Mosul
[Al Ahram] Iraqi troops on Thursday drove 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....
murderous Moslems from three more neighborhoods in the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, pushing toward the city center in a slow, street-to-street fight that's now in its sixth week, according to a senior Iraqi commander.

Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil of the special forces told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that his men have retaken the neighborhoods of Amn, Qahira and Green Apartments and were expanding their foothold in the densely populated district of Zohour.

The neighborhoods are all in the eastern sector of Mosul, east of the Tigris River, where most of the fighting has taken place since the government's campaign to liberate the city began Oct. 17.

Government troops are backed by U.S.-led coalition Arclight airstrikes against IS positions in the city.

Mosul, captured by IS in 2014, is the last major urban center still held by the Sunni hard boy group in Iraq.

Late Wednesday, a front man for one of the larger state-sanctioned Shiite militias fighting on the ground near Mosul said the murderous Moslems have seized a road to the northwest of Mosul linking the city to Raqqa, the de facto capital of the IS group's self-styled caliphate in neighboring Syria. The militias have been converging on Tal Afar, an IS-held town west of Mosul that had a Shiite majority before falling to the Lions of Islam in 2014.

"We have cut off Tal Afar from Mosul and we cut off Mosul from Syria," Jaafar al-Husseini, a front man for the Hezbollah Brigades, told the AP.

Also Wednesday, a pre-dawn Arclight airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition struck a bridge across the Tigris River, which divides the city in two, leaving only one bridge for cars functioning in the city and disrupting IS supply lines.

It was the second bridge to be struck this week, and two other bridges were destroyed by Arclight airstrikes last month.

Airstrikes destroy last bridge linking Mosul’s west, east

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) US-led fighter jets destroyed on Thursday the last of five bridges linking the western bank of Tigris River with the eastern bank, practically isolating the east and west of Mosul, Islamic State’s last stronghold in Iraq.

The Nineveh province council said airstrikes destroyed the so-called, iron “Old Bridge”, the last after four others were demolished in military airstrikes over the past few days. This will make Nineveh “the burial place for the Islamic State,” as council member Mohamed Ibrahim al-Bayyati put it in a statement, He said that continuous military strikes will make the group eventually under siege from all directions.

Popular militias fighting ISIS besides the Iraqi government said Wednesday they had completely isolated Nineveh from all Iraq as well as from Syria, stripping ISIS of its vital supply lines.

ISIS had relied on booby-trapping the bridges to forestall advances on the ground by Iraqi forces.

ISIS’s “blood judge” killed in Nineveh

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State executioner judge known for Nineveh locals as the “blood judge” was killed Thursday in an armed assault at the central area of the province, a local source told Alsumaria News.

“The ISIS summary court judge, a French national, was killed by armed attackers boarding a car at the eastern coast of the province,” said the source. “The judge was known among the people of Nineveh as the ‘blood judge’, having sentenced any violator of the group’s directives to beheading and deprivation of burial.” He assumed his post a year earlier after a shakeup of ranks in the province, he explained.

ISIS put its fighters on alert to search for perpetrators, said the source.
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Civilians flee as Shia groups close in on flashpoint town west of Mosul
[Al Ahram] Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians have fled Tal Afar as Shia paramilitary groups close in 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....
(IS) myrmidon group-held town on the road between djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and Raqqa, the main cities of the myrmidon group's self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

The exodus from Tal Afar, 60 km (40 miles) west of Mosul, is causing concern among humanitarian organizations as some of the fleeing civilians are heading deeper into holy warriors' territory, where aid cannot be sent to them, provincial officials said.

Popular Mobilisation units, a coalition of mostly Iranian-trained and backed militias, are trying to encircle Tal Afar, a mostly ethnic Turkmen town, as part of the offensive to capture Mosul, the last major city stronghold of IS group in Iraq.

About 3,000 families have left the town, with about half heading southwest, toward Syria, and half northward, into Kurdish-held territory, said Nuraldin Qablan, a Tal Afar representative in the Nineveh provincial council, now based in the Kurdish capital Erbil.

"We ask Kurdish authorities to open a safe passage for them," he told Rooters.

He said IS bully boyz started on Sunday night to allow people to leave after it fired mortars at Popular Mobilisation positions at the airport, south of the city, and Popular Mobilisation forces responded.

The offensive started on Oct. 17 with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition. It is turning into the most complex campaign in Iraq since the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein and empowered the nation's Shia majority.

The people fleeing Tal Afar are from the Sunni community, which makes up a majority in the Nineveh province in and around Mosul. The town also had a Shia community, which fled in 2014 when the hardline Sunni group swept through the region.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
is alarmed that regional rival Iran could extend its power through proxy groups to an area close to the Turkish and Syrian borders, where Ankara is backing rebels opposed to the Russian and Iranian-backed Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
Citing its close ties to Tal Afar's Turkmen's population, Turkey has threatened to intervene to prevent Dire Revenge killings should Popular Mobilisation forces, known in Arabic as Hashid Shaabi, storm the town.

"People are fleeing due to the Hashid's advance, there are great fears among the civilians," said Qablan, who is also the deputy head of Nineveh's provincial council.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tried to allay fears of ethnic and sectarian killings in Tal Afar, saying any force sent to recapture it would reflect the city's diversity.

Cutting the road to Tal Afar would seal off Mosul as the city is already surrounded to the north, south and east by Iraqi government and Kurdish peshmerga forces.

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Iraq bomb kills at least 80, mostly Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims
Per Trend Azerbaijan, body count is now 100+
[CNN] At least 80 people were killed Thursday when a truck bomb went kaboom! at a gas station in Iraq, the U.S. State Department said.

Most of the victims were Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, according to authorities in Iraq.

ISIS, a Sunni terror group, grabbed credit for the attack in a statement posted online.

"The flames of battles in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
will reach them in Baghdad, Karbala and Najaf," the ISIS statement reads. It also said Iranians were among those killed.

The blast happened on a highway southeast of Baghdad between Babel and al-Qadisiyyah, said Falah al Radhi, the head of the Babel security council.

In additions to those killed, Radhi said at least 50 people were maimed.

The parked truck went kaboom! near several buses carrying Shi'ite pilgrims -- mostly Iranians -- Radhi said. The Iranian pilgrims were in Iraq to commemorate Imam Hussein's death.

Posted by: Fred || 11/25/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The Iranian pilgrims were in Iraq to commemorate Imam Hussein's death.

and what better way than Islamic Explosions, Shrapnel, Immolation and Martyrdom in a Kaboom
Posted by: Frank G || 11/25/2016 13:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Islam, the Religion of Pieces.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/25/2016 15:05 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
As Israel burns, are we looking at a new form of eco-terrorism?
With wildfires currently raging across Israel for a third consecutive day, many are concerned that this may be a new form of terrorism.

Fires from an estimated 220 points of origin have broken out throughout central and northern Israel since Wednesday and assessments by police have strengthened suspicions that many were deliberately set and were nationalistically motivated.

Boaz Ganor, founder and executive director of the International Institute for Counter- Terrorism, told The Jerusalem Post that, "even if a portion are intentional, it is not organized.

It’s not that you have a terrorist organization giving orders to their members to carry out fire attacks, though maybe in a few hours you can have groups like Hamas claiming the fires."

But "one thing is clear," Ganor said. "It is not a new form of terrorism. Arson attacks and setting fires in populated areas or forests are a well known modus operandi of terrorist groups, and not only in Israel.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/25/2016 06:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [436 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ridiculous headline as the body of the article states that "It is not a new form of terrorism"

anyway, it has been very dry in Israel lately with dew point in Haifa at 3F and Jerusalem at -6F today with a wind from the desert east

rain is possible by Wed 30 Nov which, if it occurs would reduce or end the fires
Posted by: lord garth || 11/25/2016 7:48 Comments || Top||

#2  nationalistically motivated.

WTF?? This sounds like the new anti-Trump meme. Make everything sound like Naziism. How about religiously motivated? I'm sure if the perps were Christian that's what we would be hearing.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/25/2016 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  nationalistically motivated = spinning moral "national identity" equivalence of the Paleos and justifying destruction by arson fires
Posted by: Frank G || 11/25/2016 9:10 Comments || Top||

#4  nationalistically motivated

It's an Israeli PC for "Arab Terrorism", AC.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/25/2016 15:05 Comments || Top||


8 arrested for arsons in northern Israel
[ISRAELNATIONALNEWS] Police tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
eight individuals believed to be responsible for some of the hundreds of fires sparked across the country over the past three days.

The eight are suspected of operating across northern Israel, setting multiple fires in the midst of a long dry spell, that, along with strong winds, has made for rapid spreading of blazes around the country.

Prior to the series of fires which broke out in Haifa on Thursday ‐ and are also believed to be the result of Arab arson ‐ buildings across the Galilee and in Atlit and Zichron Yaakov were damaged.

In Haifa, more than 85,000 residents have fled their homes, with eight neighborhoods fully evacuated.

Of some 200 fires recorded over the past three days, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said it was estimated that roughly one half were deliberately set by Arab arsonists.

Police Chief Roni Alsheich announced during a press briefing Thursday afternoon that a number of arrests had already been made in connection with the wave of arsons across the country.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared the arsons acts of terrorism, and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

"Every fire caused by arson, or incitement to commit arson, is terrorism for all intents and purposes, and we will bring them to justice."

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#1  More arrests today for arson, attempted arson, and incitement, though some of those will no doubt turn out to be mistaken. Egypt and Jordan are sending firefighting teams, and a supertanker airplane is due to arrive from the U.S. this evening local time to join the very international effort that includes, as I recall, crews and equipment from France and Cyprus, among others.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/25/2016 9:55 Comments || Top||

#2  An Nahar has the list as of eight hours ago:

Faced for the past four days with fires across the country fed by drought and high winds, Israel has been promised airborne assistance by Russia, France, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Croatia.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/25/2016 11:17 Comments || Top||


2 Palestinians arrested in West Bank for weapons
[Ynet] Two Paleostinians were placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
after a gun and grenades were found in their vehicle in the northern West Bank. The arrest of the two men, residents of Jericho, was extended until next Sunday.
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Terror Networks
New JSOC entity gets global mission
[Wash Times] The Obama administration is giving the elite Joint Special Operations Command -- the same organization that helped kill Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid by Navy SEALs -- expanded power to track, plan and potentially launch attacks on terrorist cells around the globe, a move driven by concerns of a dispersed terrorist threat as Islamic State militants are driven from strongholds in Iraq and Syria, U.S. officials said.

The missions could occur well beyond the battlefields of places like Iraq, Syria and Libya where Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has carried out clandestine operations in the past. When finalized, it will elevate JSOC from being a highly-valued strike tool used by regional military commands to leading a new multiagency intelligence and action force. Known as the "Counter-External Operations Task Force," the group will be designed to take JSOC’s targeting model -- honed over the last 15 years of conflict -- and export it globally to go after terrorist networks plotting attacks against the West.

The creation of a new JSOC entity this late in the Obama’s tenure is the "codification" of best practices in targeting terrorists outside of conventional conflict zones, according to the officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss administration deliberations. It is unclear, however, if the administration of President-elect Donald Trump will keep this and other structures set up by Obama. They include guidelines for counterterrorism operations such as approval by several agencies before a drone strike and "near certainty" that no civilians will be killed. This series of presidential orders is known as the "playbook."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/25/2016 14:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They include guidelines for counterterrorism operations such as approval by several agencies before a drone strike

Which, mirrors the standard Klingon 'coordinating process' and places them (the agency) at the final approval level, with everyone else at subordinate, requester levels (without benefit of appeal by the way).

Enjoy the Command & Control whilst you can JSOC. I doubt it will last long.

Rancher Cliven Bundy to the white courtesy phone please. Rancher Cliven Bundy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/25/2016 14:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Ugh.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 11/25/2016 15:10 Comments || Top||

#3  I am told that over 100 tabs have recently (no exact timeframe provided) been revoked with SOF personnel burnout and departure from service following. The 'handlers' don't give a damn, these men are hired help. Little more than contractors, spit.

"What difference does it make?"
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/25/2016 15:50 Comments || Top||

#4  More like 'expendables', meneer. Then again, the regime never considered them as anything else.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/25/2016 16:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Ek dink so ooks Pappy :)
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/25/2016 17:49 Comments || Top||

#6  I wonder if the former DIA chief being higher up will change the power equation back toward defense entities instead of DCI offices.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/25/2016 17:57 Comments || Top||

#7  I wonder if the former DIA chief being higher up will change the power equation back toward defense entities instead of DCI offices.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891


Something to hope for and pray about for sure. I've been on the soap box regarding these bastids for years, no decades. Their legacy of regime change and betrayal dates back to the Bay of Pigs, possibly further.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/25/2016 18:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Perhaps the time has come to to change "Department if Defense" back into the "War Department".
Posted by: Lone Ranger || 11/25/2016 19:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Just waiting for Mattis
Posted by: Blossom Hupager6063 || 11/25/2016 23:29 Comments || Top||



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