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Iraq's parliament passes law legalising Shia militias
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Good Afternoon
Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 12:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [448 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

This amused me
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/27/2016 14:14 Comments || Top||

#2  is was smaller before!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/27/2016 14:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Try posting it again. Mebbe it'll get big enough so even a progressive can see it.
Posted by: Marilyn Cromoling2055 || 11/27/2016 14:18 Comments || Top||

#4  CNN Finally Admits White Helmets Staged Fake Video
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/27/2016 14:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Best take I've read is that the lefties, who profess to be so horrified of Trump, are not leaving the country, while thousands risked -- or gave -- their lives to escape Castro's Cuba.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/27/2016 17:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Did I miss Dan Rather going to CNN?

I can't believe that they're trying the old "fake but accurate" $hit again.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/27/2016 19:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Rather was a symptom of the disease.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/27/2016 21:41 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Pakistanis among 5 ISIS militants killed in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five 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 during the joint operations in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment said the operations were jointly conducted in Pacher Agam district, leaving at least 5 snuffies dead, including 2 Pak loyalists of ISIS terrorist group.

Local security officials said Pak identity cards, several weapons, including rocket launchers and machine guns were left in the area.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) also confirmed the operations were launched in Pacher Agam to clear the district from the snuffies presence.

"Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched a joint clearance operation in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province," a statement by MoI said.

The statement further added "As a result of this joint operation, five ISIS bad boyz were potted and four other ISIS hard boyz were maimed."

"During the raid, join forces seized one rocket launcher, five different types of rifles and some amount of ammunitions," the statement said, adding that the the clearance operation still continues in insecure villages of Pachiragam district.

Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
8 die in market bombing attack in Mogadishu
Nothing says devotion to Allan like murdering people shopping for the week
[AlManar] A car bomb exploded near a busy market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday killing at least eight people, police said, as medical sources warned the toll could be far higher.

“We have counted about eight civilians so far who were killed in the blast and more than 10 others wounded but the death toll could be higher because the area is a market and it was so densely populated when the blast occurred, most people who were wounded have serious injuries,” said police official Ibrahim Mohamed.

Medical sources suggested nearly 30 people had been killed, but this was not confirmed by authorities.

“Our ambulances have collected 13 wounded civilians and 28 dead bodies, the toll could be higher because of the density of the location where the blast occurred,” Dr Abdukadir Abdirahman Adem, director of the AMIN ambulance service told AFP.

The blast took place in the densely populated Afisiyone area in southern Mogadishu.
Posted by: badanov || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ever get the feeling that 'defense/security in depth' is an alien concept in Mogadishu?
Posted by: Pappy || 11/27/2016 11:04 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Misrata-led forces advance into Jiza, ISIS deploy suicide bombers
[Libya Observer] Five Misrata-led fighters were killed and more than 30 others injured on Saturday in three separate ISIS attacks in Jiza apartment blocks in Sirte, the last ISIS-held area in the city.

Following two days of intense Arclight airstrikes and artillery shelling, Misrata-led forces launched a fresh attack on ISIS remnants in Jiza who are trapped inside 54 houses, according to military sources.

As the infantry move between the houses, a trapped ISIS bomber went kaboom! his boom belt while other ISIS diehards launched suicide grenade attacks.

"Misrata-led forces have taken control of 30 houses today," the military sources said.

While combing the liberated houses, an ISIS woman asked for a safe corridor, but as she was leaving, she tricked the fighters and opened fire on them before being killed.

Last week, Misrata-led forces recovered 30 ISIS bodies from the festivities zone in Jiza.

Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Libya: Air strike on Tebu Tibesti mountain control point
Tripoli, 26 November 2016:

The Tebu-held Kilinja gate astride the main road into Kufra has been bombed for the second time in a month.

Like its predecessor, this morning’s attack on the position 350 kilometres south-west of Rebyana caused no casualties. However it has highlighted concerns that the Marj-based army is moving more firmly against the Tebu who were once seen as its allies.

Tebu sources say they have obtained a leaked document from Marj which sets out the new policy. Dated 22 September this year, it apparently gives full authority to the army’s Kufra Operations Room to cleanse both Rebyana and Um Aranib in the south-west from what it had described as “criminals” and “rogues”.

Today’s attack was said to have been carried out by an AT-802 – also known as an Air Tractor because it is based on a US crop-spraying aircraft. It is not known that the Libyan airforce operate this aircraft type. However the UAE does and is supposed to be flying six of them from Al-Khadim air base to the south-east of Marj and Jardas Al-Abid.

The AT-802 has a range of some 1200 km which would mean that if it was an aircraft from Al-Khadim it would need to have been operating from a forward airfield, probably Kufra.

The Kilinja gate has been under Tebu control since 2011. It is regarded as a major transit point for human traffickers and drugs smugglers, including migrants and contraband coming from the Siwa and Farafra oases in Egypt. The gate controls the main pass into the Tibesti mountains and Chad. The area remains heavily mined from Qaddafi’s conflict with Chad between 1978 and 1989.

Posted by: badanov || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [451 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can find no "Kalinja gate" in the numerous maps I have of Libya. That a site somewhere south of Rabiana would be a transit point for arms from Siwa or Farafra oases in Egypt doesn't compute. Rebiana itself is a few kilometers due west of Kufra, and Um Aranib is located just east of Sebha. Thus, a check of the map indicates that someone has decided to eliminate once and for all the always unreliable ethnic Tubu from Saharan Libya.
Posted by: Heriberto Greper9897 || 11/27/2016 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting. In what way are they always unreliable, Heriberto Greper9897?
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/27/2016 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  A quick background on the Toubou tribe.

And - why they are "unreliable":

Under Qaddafi, Arab tribes such as the Zawiyah were favored and used to control the minority groups in the South – an action that likely fostered Toubou resentment toward the Southern Arab tribes.

[T]he Tuareg and Toubou broke their long-lasting Midi Midi truce and have clashed in Ubari for strategic control of smuggling routes and the nearby El-Sharara oilfield. However, the Toubou are not exclusively at odds with the Tuareg. Economic control over vital trade routes, often doubling as smuggling routes, has caused clashes between the Toubou tribes and the Zawiyah tribe (Arab) in Kufra, as well as between the Toubou and the Awlad Sulayman tribe (Arab) in Sabha.

The awarding of Southern border control to the Toubou after the revolution likely escalated the clashes between Toubou and Arab tribes, as the revolution removed some advantages and existing power arrangements previously awarded to Arab tribes – creating a change in the Southern power dynamics. This also explains the wider range of Toubou-Arab animosities compared to Tuareg-Arab animosities.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/27/2016 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Thank you Pappy. I would only add that the Toubou (Tubu, Tebu, etc.,) served as bodyguards for King Idris at the time he was overthrown by Qaddafi in 1969. Some then served for a time as guards for Qadaffi. However, most of the Toubou -- heterodox Sufi who had been allied to Idris and the Sanoussi Brotherhood, returned to the isolated Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti of Chad. There, they were the often questionable allies of Chad's dictator Hissene Habre. In general, given their usual treachery the tough Toubou were detested by the equally tough Zaghawa of Chad and Darfur, and by the tribes of southern Libya and northern Niger.
Posted by: Heriberto Greper9897 || 11/27/2016 19:58 Comments || Top||

#5  They're also not good candidate fodder for Islamic radicalism. That puts them in the middle of a triangle.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/27/2016 21:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Rantburg U -- team teaching! :-) Thank you both.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/27/2016 22:14 Comments || Top||


ISIS claims deadly attack on Egyptian soldiers in Sinai
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] ISIS grabbed credit on Friday for an attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint in northern Sinai Peninsula that killed at least 12 soldiers.

An Islamist insurgency in the rugged, thinly populated Sinai has gained pace since the military toppled President Mohammed Mursi of the Moslem Brüderbund, Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement, in mid-2013 following mass protests against his rule.

The Lion of Islam group staging the insurgency pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province. It is blamed for killing hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police since then.

"An gang of terrorist elements attacked a checkpoint in North Sinai on Thursday night using four-wheel-drives rigged with explosives," the military said in a statement that put the corpse count at eight soldiers and three attackers.

Medical sources said four more bodies were found on Friday, bringing the toll to 12 out of the checkpoint’s 31 soldiers. Twelve soldiers were maimed and one was missing.

ISIS said it had killed 15 soldiers, destroyed two armored vehicles and taken weapons from the checkpoint before blowing it up.

Witnesses said security forces set up extra mobile and static checkpoints in and around Arish city, the capital of North Sinai province, and were searching for the attackers.

Later on Friday, a front man for the US State Department condemned the attack, offering condolences to the families of the victims and sympathy for the injured.

"We express our solidarity with the people of Egypt as they confront violent extremism. The United States strongly supports Egypt’s security, and together we will continue to work together to defeat this threat," front man John Kirby said in a statement.

Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Saudi Arabia destroys ballistic missile targeting Khamis Mushait
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Coalition forces say they have destroyed a ballistic missile launched by Yemeni militias targeting the city of Khamis Mushait.

The attack comes a day after at least 11 missiles were launched into the southern border village of al-Tuwal in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported.

Coalition forces were still pounding Yemeni militia targets across the border near the cities of Jazan and southern Dhahran.

Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Saudi Arabia captures ISIS suspect wanted for killing soldier
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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 ministry of interior has captured and placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
the main suspect responsible for killing a soldier in Tabuk.

Hail Za'al Mohammed al-Atwi pledged allegiance to 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) and was arrested by authorities for killing Saudi soldier Abdullah Nasser al-Rashidi, officials said on Saturday.

A rifle used was also recovered and forensic tests proved it was the weapon used in the muder of Rashidi.

Rashidi was killed last week while driving in Tabuk heading to work when a then unknown gunman opened fire.

Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
'SEND THEM BACK' Bulgarian PM orders mass deportations after rioting migrants trash camp
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] Fuming Boiko Borisov vowed all migrants colonists involved in the violent disturbance will be "brought to justice" with many being deported back to their home countries.

Riot police had to storm the camp yesterday using water cannon and rubber bullets to restore order at the camp on the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, with 24 officers being injured in the operation.

Shocking photographs of the burning rubble of the camp showed gangs of young men milling around in hoodies. Most are from Afghanistan, according to officials.

Witnesses said the scene "looked like a war zone" after rampaging refugees smashed windows, overturned trash containers and set fires.

Those who are not sent back to the Middle East will be dispersed to migrant camps across the country in a bid to prevent them from organising another violent uprising.

Mr Borisov raged: "I am very worried. You see there is no window left unbroken. The people who committed these acts of vandalism will be brought to justice.

"Based on an agreement between the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and Afghanistan we have asked for a plane to start extraditing people there in early December. As for the rest, all who have acted brutally and violated public order will be moved to closed camps."

More than 400 asylum seekers had been confined in a part of the camp after rumours rippled through a nearby town that many of them had a serious and highly contagious skin condition. It is home to around 3,000 migrants colonists overall, making it the largest in Bulgaria.

Officials put the site on lockdown whilst detailed medical examinations were carried out, although doctors later said the level of sickness in the camp had been exaggerated.

Howerver, residents in nearby Harmanli have upped their calls for the camp to be permanently closed, claiming that migrants colonists regularly venture into the town and steal from them.

Local Rusi Stoev said: "This camp should be closed. You should see what it's like here at weekends. They go around in big groups and take fruit and vegetables at the market without paying."

Almost all of the migrants colonists in the camp want to travel onwards to rich western European countries like Germany and Scandinavia, where they hope to start new lives.

Representatives for the asylum seekers have been demanding that they be allowed free passage into neighbouring Serbia, which is the next step on the Balkans route to the promised lands. However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
the country's interior ministry has refused that request and has instead beefed up security by deploying more border guards.

Bulgaria has been one of the main transit points for the more than a million migrants colonists who have entered Europe from the Middle East and North Africa in the last year.

The country has built a fence along its land border with Turkey and has beefed up border controls to deter asylum seekers from attempting the crossing.

Officials say some 17,000 people were detained in the first 10 months of the year, down by more than a third from the same period in 2015.

Despite the decreasing numbers, Bulgarian nationalists have staged protests in recent months calling for the immediate closure of all refugee centres and for migrants colonists to be returned to Turkey or to their country of origin
Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [490 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Riot police had to storm the camp yesterday using water cannon and rubber bullets

I'd suggest the Bulgarians start using real bullets.
Posted by: Raj || 11/27/2016 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Get together with some of your EU buddies and build a great big camp in southern Libya and send them all there.

Make sure it has a big fence to protect "them" from the outside world. Let them determine their own government and rules, maybe add a few Paleos since they want their own state. Lock the gate and let them go ahead and develop their "civilization", good?
Posted by: AlanC || 11/27/2016 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  "Bring up the box cars!"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/27/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Stick them on a boat and dump them across the black sea in Turkey with a map to walk home from there.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/27/2016 10:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Bulgarian umbrellas.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/27/2016 11:45 Comments || Top||


Germany detains Syrian refugee with bomb-making materials
[DeutscheWelle] The 20-year-old man was arrested in the southern German city of Ulm after trying to enter Denmark with bomb-making materials. Investigators believe he sympathized with the 'Islamic State' (IS) Lion of Islam group.

Stuttgart confirmed on Thursday that the Syrian refugee was enjugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
on Sunday.

The 20-year-old man had failed to cross into Denmark a day earlier, they said.

Investigators believe he was planning to carry out an attack after discovering that he had obtained material which could be used to build weapons or bombs.

Spokesman Jan Holzner told the Rooters news agency that the suspect had been in Germany for some time but it was not clear when he entered the country. Holzner did not identify the man and did not know whether the man had been granted asylum. He had been living in a refugee shelter in southwest Germany.
And, like a thoughtful guest, he was careful not to blow up his hosts, but only his hosts' neighbours.
"We have evidence that he sympathized with "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....
"," Holzner said.

It was not clear if the man had been in contact with IS members outside of Germany, he added.

A statement later on Thursday by prosecutors gave additional details, saying there were no indications of a concrete threat.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Two suspected militants killed in Mastung
[DAWN] QUETTA: Two suspected holy warriors were killed and another, said to be a key member of a sectarian organization, was jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
during a shootout with law enforcement agencies in the Kanak area of Mastung district, some 60km off here, on Saturday.

According to official sources, personnel of law enforcement and intelligence agencies acted on a tip-off about the presence of armed holy warriors and launched a search operation in the area. The holy warriors opened fire on security forces when they cordoned off the area. The soldiers returned fire.

"Two holy warriors were killed and another arrested in the clash which lasted for more than one hour," security officials said. The arrested suspect was involved in incidents of assassination'>assassination
in Quetta and Mastung, they added.

The slain and arrested holy warriors belonged to the banned 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 ...
, they said.

The arrested suspect was handed over to the authorities concerned for interrogation.

Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:


4 suicide bombers, 2 soldiers killed in attack on FC camp in Mohmand
[DAWN] At least four Death Eaters were killed in retaliatory fire by security forces when they launched a "suicide kaboom" on a camp of the Mohmand Rifles Headquarters in Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
on Saturday.

Two soldiers of the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
(FC) were killed in the attack in Ghalanai, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa said on Twitter.

He said security forces had "defeated" the attack, killing all four jacket wallahs. At least 14 FC men were maimed in the attack.

The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar bad boy group grabbed credit for the attack.

Four suicide bombers attempted to enter the camp at 6:20am and attack a mosque in a residential area where a large number of soldiers were attending morning prayers.

"Wearing suicide jackets, the attackers opened fire and tried to rush inside the mosque," the ISPR said in a statement.

"Security forces surrounded the attackers. Two of the attackers blew themselves up while two others were rubbed out," it added.

The attackers were contained in the outer courtyard of the mosque.

A curfew was imposed in Mohmand Agency following the incursion as gunship helicopters searched the area.

Mohmand is one of Pakistain’s seven tribal agencies near the Afghan border where the military has been battling al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked Death Eaters for over a decade.
Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar


2 die in small arms attack in Gwadar
Militants attacked a vehicle of an oil exploration company and killed two of its security guards in Balochistan's Gwadar district on Saturday.

Mansoor Gichki, a senior administration officer, told DawnNews that armed militants opened fire at the vehicle of a private oil exploration company in Pasni tehsil of Gwadar.

He said two private security men guarding the officials of the company were killed on the spot. The assailants escaped unhurt from the spot

"The private oil exploration company was engaged in conducting survey of the area when the vehicle of the company was attacked by miscreants," he added.

Levies and police personnel reached the incident site as an investigation into the incident went underway.

"The incident seems to be an act of targeted killing," Gichki said.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Militants in the area have been attacking security forces and pro-government politicians for more than a decade.

Posted by: badanov || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under:


6 die in attack in Mohmand
At least four militants were killed in retaliatory fire by security forces when they launched a "suicide attack" on a camp of the Mohmand Rifles Headquarters in Mohmand Agency on Saturday.

Two soldiers of the Frontier Corps (FC) were killed in the attack in Ghalanai, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa said on Twitter.

He said security forces had "defeated" the attack, killing all four suicide bombers. At least 14 FC men were injured in the attack.

The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar
...a powerful faction of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan...
militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Four suicide bombers attempted to enter the camp at 6:20am and attack a mosque in a residential area where a large number of soldiers were attending morning prayers.

“Wearing suicide jackets, the attackers opened fire and tried to rush inside the mosque,” the ISPR said in a statement.

“Security forces surrounded the attackers. Two of the attackers blew themselves up while two others were shot dead,” it added.

The attackers were contained in the outer courtyard of the mosque.

A curfew was imposed in Mohmand Agency following the incursion as gunship helicopters searched the area.

Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven tribal agencies near the Afghan border where the military has been battling Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants for over a decade.

The army launched operation Zarb-i-Azb in June 2014 in a bid to wipe out militant bases in the northwestern tribal areas. Security has since improved though scattered attacks still take place.

In September this year, a suicide bomber targeted a mosque in Mohmand Agency's Anbar tehsil during Friday prayers, leaving at least 24 people dead.

Posted by: badanov || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: TTP


2 BSF men injured in attack
[Daily Excelsior] Two Border Security Force (BSF) men were maimed today when bandidos snuffies fired on a security forces convoy in Handwara area of North Kashmire’s Kupwara district.

A police officer said that two BSF men were maimed in the attack by bandidos snuffies on a convoy at Handwara this morning. He said the injured has been hospitalised and their condition is stable.

Security forces launched operation against the bandidos snuffies responsible for the attack but they fled under the cover of vegetation.

This is second attack on security forces in Handwara area during the last two days. Militants had Thursday night opened fire on a police bunker.
Posted by: Fred || 11/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
Iraq's parliament passes law legalising Shia militias
[Aljazeera] The Iraqi parliament has passed a bill recognising the Shia militia fighters, the Popular Mobilisation Forces, as a government entity operating alongside the military.

The bill passed on Saturday will see the establishment of the Popular Mobilisation Forces Commission, which critics said could only widen sectarian divisions in the war-torn country.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi welcomed the legislation, which was supported by 208 of the parliament's 327 members, saying the newly-formed force "will represent and defend all Iraqis wherever they are."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/27/2016 08:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [631 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  This puts another twist on USG, Cdrs and forces attempting to work with Iraqi military. Same outfits been killing US and UK troops now legitimized. A separate para-mil sectarian force working directly for the Iraqi PM. Prob also done to keep Kurds in check.

Appears our work there is done.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/27/2016 8:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Appears our work there is done.

We'll find out in a month or three.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/27/2016 11:43 Comments || Top||


Hashd Al-Sha’abi liberates several villages in western Mosul
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hashd al-Sha'abi (Popular Mobilization Units) continued their massive advance in the western countryside of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
on Saturday, liberating a large number of villages from the so-called "islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham" (ISIS).

"The forces of the Popular Mobilization Unites liberated the villages of Tal Samir al-Kabeer, Maflakah al-Shmaliyah, al-Beinounah, al-Fitasah, Seitah, and al-'Ajbouri," the official media wing of Hashd al-Sha'abi announced on Saturday afternoon.

As a result of these gains on Saturday, Hashd al-Sha'abi is now on the verge of cutting off 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....
's most important supply route from the border-city of al-Qa'im in al-Anbar to Mosul.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS executes 15 in Mosul

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants executed 15 people, mostly youths, in Mosul late Friday over accusations of collusion with security forces and mutiny against the extremist group, a military officer has said.

The group took 15 people, mostly youths in their twenties, out from their residences late Friday before executing them by a fire squad inside a public park in Mohandessin district, Captain Hamad al-Ebeidi told National Iraqi News Agency (NINA).

He said that the militants also blew up five homes previously used as detention facilities, as well as four booby-trapped vehicles in northern and eastern Mosul.

Iraqi government and popular forces have ran into several mass graves since operations launched in October to retake Mosul from ISIS. The group had been notorious for carrying out heinous executions of opponents and noncomplying individuals in Iraq and Syria, posting videos of the killings throughout its media platforms.

ISIS leader makes off with ISIS cash
Oh, I've so always wanted to live in Rio!
Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) ISIS Wali of Tel Afar, along with four of his aides, fled toward the Syrian territories after looting millions of US dollars, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

Alsumaria News stated, “The so-called ISIS Wali of Tel Afar Abu Islam al-Uzbaki, along with four of his aides including Diwan Bayt al-Mal official (Treasury’s official), fled to al-Ba’j district and then to the Iraqi-Syrian borders,” pointing out that, “The Wali and his aides also stole large quantities of money, which they collect through smuggling crude oil and bullying for two years.”

“The official of Diwan al-Mal in Tal Afar is one of the most important ISIS funding officials in Tel Afar and the so-called Wilayat Dijla,” the media outlet added. “The fleeing phenomenon of the leaders of the Islamic State, after stealing money, started to increase with the approaching liberation of Nineveh and Tel Afar,” Alsumaria explained.

Intelligence information also indicated that these members started to move toward Arab and foreign countries, in order to disappear due to the lack of information about them.

Refugees from Hawija arrive in Kirkuk

Kirkuk – (IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk Police Chief, Colonel Sarhad Qadir, announced on Saturday, that 112 families fleeing from ISIS-held Hawija district southwest of the province, arrived in the safe areas in Kirkuk.

Qadir said in a press statement, “Today, 112 families, mostly women and children, arrived in the areas southwest of Kirkuk, after fleeing from the ISIS-held Hawija district (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” adding that, “Kurdish Peshmerga forces received and provided them with water, food and medicines.”

“The province of Kirkuk is receiving large numbers of people fleeing from the ISIS-held areas on daily basis, and checking their names and date to prevent the entry of ISIS members,” Qadir added.

Noteworthy, the district of Hawija and other areas southwest of Kirkuk are still under the control of the Islamic State.
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Mosul Offensive News
Iraqi forces capture Geliokhan

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army forces on Saturday captured the village of Geliokhan advancing towards the eastern shore of Tigris River, which cuts through the city of Mosul, as part of operations to recapture the city from Islamic State militants, army media said.

Troops from the army’s 9th division moved towards the east of Tigris River and liberated the village of “Geliokhan”, Lt. Gen Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of operation “We Are Coming Nineveh,” stated.

Iraqi army forces, backed by popular militias and US-led air forces, continue a major campaign that launched in mid October to liberate Mosul, ISIS’s last bastion in Iraq.

Popular militias said recently that victories over the extremist group practically isolated the province of Nineveh from the rest of Iraq as well as from escape routes to Syria.

ISIS has reportedly been losing ground, lives and equipment since the start of operations, with many of its prominent cadres reported as either dead or fugitive.

50 percent of Mosul captured

Baghdad – (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi army said Saturday that joint police and army operations have managed to retake 50 percent of Nineveh regions since launching in mid October, whereas police forces said they killed 50 Islamic State militants south of the city of Mosul.

“Our forces have become in control of 50 percent of Nineveh since the launch of military operations,” said Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasoul, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.

Earlier on Saturday, army forces said they had advanced towards the eastern shores of Tigris River, which cuts through Mosul, and liberated the village of Geliokhan.

Nineveh’s Mosul is the last outstanding ISIS stronghold in Iraq, and the group has been sustaining losses in lives, ground and equipment fighting off the successfully-advancing Iraqi government and popular troops over the past month.

Recent military victories over ISIS in Nineveh reportedly isolated the province from Iraq and the group’s strongholds in Syria.

Iraqi forces capture key road in Mosul

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Federal Police Chief, Raed Shakir Jawdat announced on Saturday recapturing the road linking between the city of Mosul and Tel Afar district.

Jawdat said in a press statement, “Troops of the Federal Police managed, at noon today, to recapture the road linking between the city of Mosul and the district of Tel Afar.”

“Security forces also managed to liberate Umm al-Masa’id village within the southwestern axis of the battle to retake Nineveh from the Islamic State’s grip,” Jawdat added.

Joint security forces, backed by Army Aviation and international coalition are progressing in the operations to liberate the city of Mosul from the ISIS control.

Iraqi militia forces capture 2 villages in Tel Afar

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces managed to liberate two villages in Tel Afar district, west of the province, and raised the Iraqi flag over the buildings, after killing dozens of the Islamic State’s members, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

“This morning, al-Hahsd al-Shaabi forces managed to liberate the villages of al-Ajbouri and al-Fatsa, in Tel Afar district (62 km west of Mosul), and raised the Iraqi flag over their buildings,” the media outlet stated.

“Security forces also were able to kill large group of the Islamic State’s militants, after clashing with them inside the villages,” it added.

Forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi are deployed in the western axis of the province of Nineveh, and announced on 16 November 2016, that the forces managed to liberate Tel Afar Airport.

Iraqi forces capture 3 more areas in Mosul

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday, that security forces liberated three areas in Mosul completely, and killed four members of the Islamic State extremist group, including a senior leader, by an air strike in the southeastern axis of the city.

The officials said in a press statement, “Today, heroes of the Anti-Terrorism Directorate liberated the areas of Hayy al-Amn, Shafaq al-Khadraa and Shafaq al-Karama completely, and raised the Iraqi flag on their buildings, as well as recapturing Mosul Radio building.”

“International coalition air force conducted an air strike, resulting in the destruction of a vehicle and killing of four terrorists, including a senior leader the so-called Abu Anas al-Shishani, in al-Shomaysat village, in addition to destroying 3 mortar detachments in Jelikhan village,” the statement added.

“Troops of the army’s 9th Armored Brigade killed six terrorists, and destroyed two motorcycles in the southeastern axis,” the statement explained.

50 ISIS Turbans pining for the Fjords

[ARA News] Duhok – More than 50 ISIS jihadists were killed and 32 others were taken captive by the Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate, military sources reported on Saturday.

Backed by the US-led coalition’s air forces, the Iraqi Army attacked major ISIS headquarters in southern Mosul.

“The Daesh terrorist group has suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment under heavy bombardment by our forces over the past two days,” The Iraqi General Command said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group (ISIS). “Over 50 terrorists were killed and 32 others were taken captive in southern Mosul.”

Also, the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Units reported new gains west of the city.

“Our units liberated three new neighbourhoods in western Mosul, including al-Masaref, Qahira and al-Amin,” an Iraqi officer told ARA News over the phone.

On the other hand, the Islamic State issued a statement, published by the jihadi Amaq News Agency, saying that at least 15 Iraqi forces were killed in what the group described as “a martyrdom operation” [a suicide attack] in eastern Mosul earlier on Friday.

The Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga launched a joint operation on October 17, to capture the city and its surroundings from ISIS.

Bolstered by the coalition’s air support, Iraqi security forces recently took control of dozens of towns and villages in Mosul’s countryside. They also captured several neighborhoods in the city itself.

Iraqi Forces Liberate 5 More Towns in Tal Afar

[AlManar] Iraqi Popular Mobilization forces (PMF) continue to advance in Tal Afar, with the volunteer fighters on Saturday liberated five towns in the strategic district form the Takfiri terrorists of ISIL.

Earlier on Friday, the PMF, who is also known as al-Hashd al-Shaabi, announced the start of the fifth stage of the operation to liberate western Mosul.

On Saturday, the PMF fighters tightened grip on ISIL terrorists as they liberated Tal Samir, Northern Tal Samir, Tal Abtan, Om Nakhila and Om al-Hujairat, Iraqi sources said.

The volunteer forces met no resistance during its advance and managed to control Om al-Hujairat in a short time after the Takfiri insurgents fled the area.
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Iraqi Army drones destroy IED factory in ٍSalahuddin
Salahuddin – (IraqiNews.com) An explosives mini-factory run by Islamic State militants in Salahuddin was destroyed by Iraqi army drones on Saturday, army media services reported.

CH4 drones destroyed a booby-trapped vehicle parked outside a haven for IED manufacturing in the village of Zawiya that contained more than 200 IEDs, the War Media Cell said in a statement.

Iraqi security forces occasionally report the destruction of booby-trapped vehicles which ISIS have used in their resistance to military and police operations.

Deadly explosions surged in Iraq since Islamic State militants took over a big proportion of Iraqi soils in 2014. The United Nations said earlier this month that at least 58000 people died in violence since then.

Iraqi security forces, assisted by US-led air forces and popular militias, continue operations seeking to clear the country from ISIS militants. The group has been sustaining defeats and losing ground since the beginning of an operation in October to retake the city of Mosul, its most outstanding stronghold in Iraq. It, however, began to carry out attacks at other provinces, something which observers believe is aimed at distracting security attention from Mosul and to divert focus away from its defeats there.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Anatomy of a firestorm: 180 injured, hundreds of homes in ruins, 33,000 dunams of parkland burned
Long. It's been a busy week, with lots of unexpected teamwork.
[IsraelTimes] At least 35, mostly Paleostinians, locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud! *
for arson or incitement; finance minister approves aid, promises to stand by those affected ’even after the smoke clears’.

* I was going to change that to Avi, but then I remembered all those Arabs who've signed up to become Israeli police, so there will be Mahmoud the policeman enforcing the laws of the only Jewish nation. Truly this is an age of miracles!
The wildfires that have raged across Israel over five days have left at least 133 people injured, rendered hundreds of homes unlivable and consumed tens of thousands of dunams of protected parks and nature reserves.
The Times of Israel has more about some of those arrested here and photos of the week's adventures here.

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#1  at about 4 dunams/acre, that's almost 13 square miles.
Posted by: gorb || 11/27/2016 1:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Here's a link to an article about the supertanker plane that I'm glad helped out in Israel.

I don't know if this is related to the Evergreen supertanker that was sent over from Oregon last time around in 2010. I thought it was scrapped because it wasn't economically viable, but here it is again in one form or another.
Posted by: gorb || 11/27/2016 1:48 Comments || Top||

#3  after the 2010 fires, the govt of Israel promised to implement more wide firebreaks, preposition fire retardant and other steps.

I wonder if these were done
Posted by: lord garth || 11/27/2016 8:48 Comments || Top||

#4  US Press? Too busy kissing Castro's rotting ass.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/27/2016 10:36 Comments || Top||

#5  ...don't want to give the people in the back counties of CA any ideas about the coasties when the shooting starts.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/27/2016 10:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Santa Ana winds as weapon against the coastal elites in San Berdoo and LA? But more realistically and more troubling is that wide open border to the south. An invitation to ISIS and others.

Scary thought with the right weather pattern, what a knowledgeable wilderness fire analyst and few dozen coordinated people could do with nothing more than a smart phone, a bag of cotton balls, a can of charcoal starter and a lighter. With typical online maps that have terrain, winds and fire potentials noted they could plan and execute a firestorm larger than any seen to date. Dresden comes to mind.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/27/2016 11:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Problem is that the winds aren't as as predictable as one is led to believe.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/27/2016 11:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Then Thank God for that!
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/27/2016 16:22 Comments || Top||

#9  As Pappy says - the Santa Ana winds aren't totally predictable. Where they are, the dry vegetation/fuel's already been burnt.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/27/2016 16:36 Comments || Top||

#10  See: Cajon Pass
Posted by: Frank G || 11/27/2016 16:37 Comments || Top||

#11  Translation: Your "target" would likely end up unscathed, while its political opposite would end up as the target.

Something to think about - if you can think.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/27/2016 21:48 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Indonesia arrests militant planning bomb strike on Myanmar embassy
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Police in Indonesia have tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
a suspected turban Lion of Islam and seized a large quantity of bomb making material that he planned to use in attacks on government buildings and the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta next month, a police front man said.

The suspect was identified as Rio Priatna Wibawa, 23, who is believed to be a member of an Indonesian group that supports ISIS.

Local media reported that the amount of explosives seized would have resulted in a blast twice as powerful as the bomb that killed 202 people in a Bali nightclub in 2002.

Wibawa, who studied agricultural science at university and was unemployed, was a self-taught bomb-maker who had planned to distribute explosives to several places across Indonesia, police front man Boy Rafli Amar said on Saturday.

Indonesia has seen a string of ISIS-linked attacks this year, the biggest of which was a gun and bomb assault in the capital Jakarta that killed four people in January.

Authorities are concerned about a resurgence in radicalism and say there are hundreds of 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....
sympathizers in Indonesia, home to the biggest Moslem population in the world.

Lately, anger has been mounting in the Moslem-majority nations in Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, over a crackdown on Rohingya Moslems in Myanmar, leading to demonstrations in several cities, including Jakarta.

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army, Kurdish forces liberate more territory from ISIS in east Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have made several advances in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate today, forcing the so-called "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 al-Sham (ISIS) retreat east towards their stronghold of al-Bab.

Led by the Elite Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate the small village of Umm Ahmad al-Talatin after overrunning the Islamic State's main defensive line this afternoon.

In addition to liberating the village of Umm Ahmad al-Talatin, the Syrian Arab Army has captured a number of small hilltops en route to the strategic radar base located directly west of al-Bab.

The Syrian Armed Forces were able to make these rapid gains today, thanks in large-part to the Kurdish-led "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF), who have applied pressure on the Islamic State's positions in the north.

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Syrian rebels in direct contact with ISIS in Raqqa
[AAWSAT] Beirut- A Kurdish leader said the international coalition, whose mission was to provide logistic and advisory support to the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has been fighting face to face against ISIS with Kurdish People’s Protection Units militia (YPG).

The leader noted that U.S. and European soldiers are also fighting ISIS militants in the field.

Adviser to the SDF general command Nasser Mansour told Asharq Al-Awsat that U.S. soldiers and others affiliated with the international coalition are fighting ISIS for the first time in the battlefield.

Mansour said that in previous battles there used to be advisors and commanders in the operations room in addition to foreigners who fight under the banner of YPG.

However, since the beginning of the Raqqa battle, soldiers working for the coalition have started fighting ISIS on land, noting that the American who died in a landmine explosion in Tal al-Samn was a soldier in the U.S. army, added Mansour.

Washington announced on Friday the death of the first American soldier in Syria, precisely in the vicinity of Ayn Issa in northern Raqqa by an improvised explosive device.

“The entire counter-ISIS coalition sends its condolences to this hero’s, family, friends and teammates,” said Lt. Gen Stephen Townsend, the commander of the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

However, Director of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Rami Abdel Rahman told Asharq Al-Awsat that two other American soldiers were killed earlier in June in Syria although Washington claimed this was the first casualty for U.S. forces in the country’s fighting.

According to several reports, “massive quantities of mines,” planted by the extremist organization in villages its militants withdrew or were expelled from in Raqqa, are hindering the movement of Kurdish fighters.

Kurds expressed their fear that the campaign launched on November 5 to fight ISIS in Raqqa with the support of the U.S.-led coalition will take much more time than expected to achieve its target.
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Syria regime forces retake largest Aleppo rebel area
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian government forces have retaken "full control" of the rebel-held district of Masaken Hanano in northern battlefield city Aleppo, state media said on Saturday.

State television said "the armed forces retook full control" of the largest rebel district in the east of the city, and official news agency SANA said operations were now under way to clear it of mines and bombs.

"The armed forces retook full control of Masaken Hanano after having put an end to the presence of faceless myrmidons there," the state broadcaster said, referring to the rebels fighting the regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Trampler of Homs...
SANA said government forces, backed by its allies, also recaptured the area around the district and "army engineers are clearing it of bombs and explosives planted by the faceless myrmidons in the streets and squares."

The capture of Masaken Hanano in the northeast of Aleppo could give the army line-of-fire control over several other parts of the city’s rebel-held east.

Regime forces had been advancing inside the neighborhood for several days, and on Friday state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said they were progressing "from three axes."

The operation is part of a major offensive now in its 12th day to take back all of Aleppo, Syria’s second city and its economic capital before the war broke out in March 2011.

Since November 15, regime bombardment of eastern Aleppo has killed 212 civilians, including 27 children, according to the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Observatory head rami Abdel Rahman told AFP on Saturday that the government forces were in control of 80 percent of Masaken Hanano and had the rest in their line of fire.

"They just hundreds of metres (yards) away from isolating the northern districts of east Aleppo from the southern ones," he said.

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Dozens of rebel forces die in Syrian Army Aleppo attacks
ALEPPO: The Syrian Army advanced in Aleppo on Friday, pounding the rebel-held east with strikes that killed dozens and added to the despair for more than 250,000 civilians under siege.

Ten days into the Syrian government's renewed bid to recapture all of battered second city Aleppo, regime bombardment has killed nearly 190 civilians and left residents desperate for respite.

The regime is hoping to score its most important victory yet of the five-year civil war, dealing a potentially decisive blow to the rebels by recapturing eastern neighborhoods they overran in 2012.
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