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Top wanted Boko Haram commander arrested at Borno LG Chairman’s house
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [434 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes, 1967 was a very good year.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/01/2017 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  I will not make any remark about a horny blonde.
Posted by: Jeasing Creque5352 || 01/01/2017 2:20 Comments || Top||

#3  1967! That was a hippy year.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 01/01/2017 4:29 Comments || Top||

#4  I almost hate to think about what she must look like now.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 01/01/2017 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Bet she looks better than Yoko Ono.
Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 12:16 Comments || Top||

#6  There you go ruining a perfectly good imagining....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/01/2017 12:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Diaper p0rn. It's been a while.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/01/2017 12:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Fred, I bet you look better than Yoko Ono.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/01/2017 14:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Fred if you are old enough to remember who Yoko Ono is, that blonde might look pretty good now.
Posted by: Jeasing Creque5352 || 01/01/2017 16:33 Comments || Top||

#10  Yoko Ono is why there are goats.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/01/2017 23:28 Comments || Top||

#11  at least nobody tossed hillarys name into this.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/01/2017 23:52 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
13 civilians wounded in mortar attack in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 13 civilians were maimed in a mortar attack 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, local officials said Thursday.

The incident took place late on Wednesday evening in the restive Bati Kot district with the local officials blaming the myrmidon groups for the incident.

The provincial police commandment said at least 5 children and 2 women were among those maimed.

According to the local officials, some of the maimed civilians were discharged after receiving treatment while some are still being treated in the provincial hospital.

Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Sikh community leader shot dead in Kunduz city in North of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A leader of the minority Sikh community was rubbed out by unknown gunnies in the strategic Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan, local security officials said.

The incident took place earlier this morning after a group of unknown gunnies opened fire on Sikh leader, Lala Dilsuz.

Provincial security chief Stanikzai confirmed the incident and said Dilsuz was rubbed out around 9 am as he was on his way to his shop.

No group including the anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups have commented regarding the incident so far.

According to the relatives of the dear departed, a similar attack aimed to assassinate him took place nearly five years ago but escaped the attack unharmed.

They added that Dilsuz did not have any personal enmity with any individual and departed this vale of tears after shot by the gunnies.
Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Pakistani ISIS militant arrested in Kunar province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A loyalist 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 hailing from Pakistain was tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
from the eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

The Counter-terrorism Directorate of the Ministry of Interior said the detained krazed killer has been identified as Moslem who is originally a resident of Pakistain.

The official in the Counter-terrorism Directorate said Moslem has confessed that he is a member of ISIS terrorist group and was involved in several terrorist related activities in Afghanistan.

The officials further added that the security forces confiscated 2 hand grenades, 1 pistol, and some other explosives from Moslem.
Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban group leader among 4 killed in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A group leader of the Talibs was killed along with three others during an operation 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.

According to the local security officials, the Taliban leader was killed during an operation in the restive Achin district, once a stronghold of the ISIS loyalists.

The officials further added that the operation was conducted by the Special Forces late on Friday night and several weapons along with explosives were also seized during the raid.

According to the officials, another Taliban leader was locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
during a separate operation conducted in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar.

The Taliban leader was also arrested during a Special Forces night raid on Friday night, the officials added.
Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


4 ISIS militants killed in Afghan forces operation in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four 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 an operation 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 Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the bully boyz were killed in the restive Achin district of Nangarhar.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including the ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

Both the Afghan and US forces conducted regular strikes against the loyalists of the terror group in this province.

The increased raids, usually involving dronezaps, by the US forces followed a broader role granted by the B.O. regime earlier this year.

The broader role was granted amid concerns that the loyalists of the terror group are attempting to expand foothold in the country and turn the eastern Nangarhar province into a regional operational hub for its fighters.

In the meantime, the Afghan officials are saying that the oyalists of the terror group have received a major blow due to the operations of the Afghan and coalition forces.

The Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar said last week that 80 percent of the ISIS loyalists fighting in Afghanistan are Pak nationals who are normally fleeing to other side of Durand Line when under pressure from the Afghan and US forces.

Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Third Force foils Dignity Operation attack on Tamnahent airbase
[Libya Observer] The commander of the Third Force ‐ appointed to secure the southern region, Colonel Jamal al-Treiki, said a pro-Haftar Dignity Operation force coming from Barak al-Shatti attacked Tamnahent airbase at about 3:00 am on Friday, confirming that their forces thwarted the attack.

In a statement, al-Treiki said their forces are in position and the security situation is stable, adding that the Third Force, together with southern mayors, notables and elders, to reach a peaceful solution to help thwart the war that is being advocated by Dignity Operation under the command of Mohammed Ben Nayel, who was a captive at the Third Force and was released after the elders vouched he would stay at home.

Al-Treiki said the residents of the southern region are against such actions as they would finally lead to war, adding that they are in contact with Tubu notables for the case of Ali Sida, whose group’s movement has been under surveillance, pointing out that Ben Nayel wants to plunge the south into a military conflict but southerners keep resisting such bloodshed calls.

Pro-Haftar forces led by Ben Nayel attempted two weeks ago to capture Barak al-Shatti airbase in a step so admired and pushed for by the pro-Dignity Operation media outlets, seeing it as an establishment of controlling the south and then heading to Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Armed group wages war on Tunisia-bound fuel-smuggling tanker trucks
[Libya Observer] An gang dubbed "Anti-Fuel-Smuggling Brigade" said it had been responsible for targeting a number of fuel tanker trucks that were smuggling fuel from al-Zawiya to Tunisia.

Eyewitnesses said they found a leaflet near the trucks after the drivers got off reading that this group does not work for the government and vows to explode any fuel-smuggling truck that would come across it, including the people inside.

The leaflet, which was found in southern al-Ajilat city in the area where the tanker trucks were blown up, contains a warning for all of the families of the smugglers that their sons will be subject to gunshots if they do not stop their illegal work.

Smuggling fuel has experienced a hike lately via sand and sided routes despite the efforts exerted to fight this phenomenon; especially that Tunisia had built a trench and sand barrier alongside its border with Libya to limit such illegal acts.
Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Police officer, soldier killed in roadside bomb in Egypt's North Sinai
[AlAhram] A police officer and an army soldier were killed and another soldier injured in a roadside kaboom in North Sinai's Al Arish on Saturday, state news agency MENA reported.

Security sources told the agency that the victims' armoured vehicle went kaboom! due to a remotely detonated bomb as it passed by al-Arish international road during a security operation.

The Egyptian army and police have been battling an entrenched Islamist insurgency for several years in North Sinai, mostly concentrated in the cities of Sheikh Zuwaid, Rafah and El-Arish.

The Armed Forces launched a major military operation this year named "Martyrs retribution" to combat Lions of Islam in North Sinai.

In mid-October, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended a state of emergency, which was originally declared in certain areas of the restive province in August 2013 and consecutively renewed ever since, for three months starting 31 October in designated areas of the North Sinai governorate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram leader says violent campaign continues
[M.STARTRIBUNE] 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...
's leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic Lion of Islam group has been crushed.

President Muhammadu Buhari said last week that soldiers had driven Boko Haram from its last forest enclave in the northeast, boasting "the bully boyz are on the run, and no longer have a place to hide."

In a video posted on YouTube, Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fire by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
announced: "I am here, well and alive" and that "the battle is just beginning." He urged his followers, in graphic terms, to continue the campaign.

Nigeria's military has claimed to have killed Shekau at least three times, and earlier this year declared he had been fatally maimed. This week, the army said it seized Shekau's Koran in the Sambisa Forest assault -- wanting to indicate he was on the run.

Each time such claims are made, the Boko Haram leader reappears in a video to mock them.

In the latest, posted on YouTube on Dec. 29, he reiterates that "our mission is to establish an Islamic caliphate" in Nigeria -- whose 180 million people are divided almost equally between mainly Moslems in the north and a predominantly Christian south.

In the video, Shekau does not mention some 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from a school in Chibok town who were believed to be held in the Sambisa Forest.

Nigeria is unlikely to see an end soon to the deadly suicide kabooms, village attacks and assaults on remote military outposts in northeastern Nigeria. The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, to which one faction of Boko Haram belongs, announced an attack on an army barracks "killed and maimed many" soldiers on Dec. 22 -- the same day the army said it seized the forest hideout.

Already, there are reports that the holy warriors have been regrouping south of their northeastern stronghold.
Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Top wanted Boko Haram commander arrested at Borno LG Chairman’s house
[VANGUARDNGR] Nigerian Army of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in the north east on Friday night made a heavy breakthrough when it arrested a Caretaker Chairman of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, Alhaji Shettima Lawan Maina for hiding a top Boko Haram Commander (name withheld) in his house at 1000 housing estate along Maiduguri- Damaturu- Kano road.

The incident according to sources living at the same estate with the Chairman did not come to them as a surprise following the capture of Sambisa Forest, a stronghold of insurgents by troops that led to so many of the terrorists escaped to various places for safety.

Mafa Local Government is east and about 40 kilometres drive from Maiduguri the state capital which had witnessed series of deadly attacks by insurgents, before it was liberated by the military early last year.

A resident and neighbours of the LG boss said, the military and some security operatives stormed the house after getting an intelligence report that the top Boko Haram commander had sneaked into the house for safety.

Already the source said, both the top Boko Haram Commander and the Chairman have been detained in a military facility to enable thorough investigation as to how a wanted terrorist will sneak into the house of the Chairman, knowing fully well, that politicians of such caliber do not usually allow access to their house of abode.

When contacted for confirmation, the Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku’s phone lines were not reachable, but a top security officer who is not authorized to talk to the press confirmed the incident, stating that “The arrest and capture of the Caretaker Chairman and the wanted boko haram commander took place on Friday night following a tip off”.

Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [586 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
'Terrorists' freed in Bahrain prison raid
Gunmen in Bahrain have attacked a prison, killing a policeman and freeing inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say. A security lockdown has been imposed around Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said. It did not say how many prisoners had escaped.

Sporadic unrest has hit Bahrain since protests in February 2011 demanded an end to discrimination of the Shia majority by the Sunni Muslim rulers.

At the time, demonstrators occupied Manama's Pearl Roundabout to press for more democracy.The protesters were driven out by security forces in March 2011, after the king brought in troops from neighbouring Sunni-led Gulf states to restore order and crush dissent.

The unrest left at least 30 civilians and five policemen dead. Almost 3,000 people were also arrested, and scores were handed long prison terms by military courts.

Opposition activists say dozens of people have been killed in ongoing clashes between protesters and security forces, while bomb attacks blamed on Iran-backed militants have left a number of police officers dead.
Update from The Times of Israel at 11:45 a.m. ET:
Armed men attack a prison in Bahrain where Shiites convicted over anti-government protests are held, the interior ministry said.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/01/2017 09:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Bangladesh
Gaibandha MP Liton killed in gun attack
[Bangla Daily Star] Gaibandha-1 Awami League MP Manzurul Islam Liton died this evening after he was reportedly shot by unknown assailants at his village home in Sundarganj upazila of the district.

Three unidentified criminals stormed into Liton’s house in Bamondanga area around 5:45pm and shot up him when he was sitting at the guest room, said Atiar Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sundarganj Police Station.

The attackers, who went there by a cycle of violence, left the spot immediately after the firing, leaving Liton injured in his chest, the OC told our Gaibandha correspondent quoting family members.

Later, he was rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital at death's door where the doctors declared him dead.
He's dead, Jim!
Khandker Golam Faruq, deputy inspector general of Rangpur range, told The Daily Star.

Meanwhile,
...back at the laboratory, Igor and Oleg were discussing what the quickest way might be to deal with the monster...
leaders and activists of local Awami League and its associate bodies staged demonstrations at Gaibandha sadar and Sundarganj upazilas protesting the incident.

Blocking the railway line at Bamondanga station, they also demanded arrest and punishment of the attackers.

Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under:


Down Under
Man Arrested for Sydney New Year Terror Threat
[Breitbart] A 40-year-old man was placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
by counter-terrorism officials and charged with making online threats "relating to New Year’s Eve" celebrations in Sydney, Australia, police announced on Friday.

The man, named as Damien O’Neil, was seized at Sydney airport upon disembarking a flight from London on Thursday night. He appeared in court on Friday and was refused bail, the Telegraph has reported.

Police revealed in a statement that O’Neil had been charged with offenses relating to suicide or encouragement of suicide, rather than terrorism laws. However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
New South Wales state acting deputy commissioner Frank Mennilli told news hounds in Sydney: "He did post on social media a number of threats of some possible activity that he could be undertaking."

Mennilli declined to give any details on what those activities might be, but added that O’Neil had "no links to any cultural groups," and had been acting alone.

The police have also declined to give any details on what activities were being planned, nor would they say what nationality the man is, but local reports have suggested that O’Neil is a resident of Sydney.

The arrest came following a tip-off from a member of the public, leading to searches of a home and a storage facility in the city in which documents and hard drives were seized. The charges levied against O’Neil include possession of "documents containing threats... concerning online blogs".

"Investigations into this matter so far indicate this was an isolated incident," said Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn. "As a consequence, we are confident that there are no current or specific threats to New Years Eve and, while we ask people to remain vigilant, people should enjoy the celebration."

The arrest comes less than a week after five men were arrested in Canberra, Australia’s second largest city, in connection to a Christmas Day terror plot. Police said the men had been inspired by 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....
, and were planning to attack Melbourne’s Flinders Street train station, neighbouring Federation Square, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 07:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under:

#1  this is the idiocy of "combating violent extremism"

and the stupidity of willfully ignoring the clash of civilisations which is what we are really in.

"Damien O'Neil" unless he is an Islamist convert, which is unlikely as he hasn't changed his name, has posted a few outrageous comments on FaceBook

SO now, under the new laws which destroyed our democratic societies, and the enlightenment principles that protected the individual against the state he's been jugged for this, thrown in the slammer and has no right to even tell his story to to a lawyer or to a fair court trial because as the word "terrorism" was used it is likely a "national security operation", triggering the NSA Bill 2014.

If asio is involved they can produce a letter that says "this is the truth, because we said so". And the court HAS to accept that as prima facie evidence. It's called "an evidenciary certificate". The court has no choice to disregard it. They cannot be cross-examined on this evidence.

So what a disgusting boot stamping on a human face forever that does NOTHING against the real problem of Islamism colonising the West and demanding sharia.

The Islamists are still colonising at the fastest rate ever thanks to mass migration rates.

They are still planning random stabbings and the police cannot stop them.

And they are still lobbying for sharia and for blasphemy laws and greater Muslim migration, and are winning, winning winning in Australia while the police chase the "Damien O'Neil"s of the world because "nothing to do with Islam".
Posted by: anon1 || 01/01/2017 15:34 Comments || Top||

#2  I was hoping for local perspective, anon1, because of the odd phrasing:

charged with offenses relating to suicide or encouragement of suicide, rather than terrorism laws.

but didn't know enough to frame the question. Thank you for weighing in.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 16:55 Comments || Top||


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs
Migrants committing fewer crimes, according to BKA report

[DeutscheWelle] Migrants and asylum-seekers are typically the first group suspected in a criminal investigation in Germany. A report by Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) seeks to right misconceptions and unmask prejudices.
The reports contain only that which was counted, of course. We've seen stories of self-censoring or active discouragement of making police reports deemed racist, which makes the reported numbers interesting.
Italy to seek to track down and deport migrants with no right to stay

[AlAhram] Italy will seek to deport more migrants who have no right to be in the country and will open new detention centres to hold them before their expulsion, according to a written directive and a ministry source. Police chief Franco Gabrielli sent a two-page directive to stations across the country on Friday ordering them to increase efforts to identify and deport migrants a week after Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri was shot dead near Milan. The directive, seen by Reuters, says police should take "extraordinary action" before the "growing migratory pressure in an international context marked by instability and threats" to "control and remove irregular foreigners."

Interior Minister Marco Minniti plans to open several new detention centres that hold migrants prior to their expulsion, a ministry source said, in line with repeated requests by European Union partners. The tougher migrant stance, which several Italian papers ran on their front pages on Saturday, is the first major policy change made by Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni's government since it took power in mid-December, and comes on the heels of a record year of boat migrant arrivals.

Romania: 48 Iraqis discovered in truck carrying chocolate

[AlAhram] Romanian border guards have discovered 48 Iraqi citizens hidden away in a truck that officially was transporting boxes of chocolate. Border police at the Danube port of Giurgiu on the Romanian-Bulgarian border said they discovered 22 men, 9 women and 17 minors including a young infant on Thursday evening after checks on the truck revealed a high level of carbon dioxide, a gas that humans exhale. A statement from Romania's border police Saturday said the truck was driven by a Bulgarian man. Papers showed it was transporting boxes of Bulgarian chocolate to Hungary.

Migrants told police they wanted to reach Hungary. The driver said he was unaware of the people in the back of his truck.

From Breitbart:
100,000 Soldiers and Police on New Year’s Eve Streets of ‘State of Emergency’ France
31 Dec 2016
Still on the highest level of alert after a series of deadly terror attacks, France will see unprecedented numbers of security personnel on duty on New Year’s Eve. Weeks after the French government extended the national State of Emergency — already

Merkel Stands by Migrant Policy in New Year’s Speech, Says Germany Fights Terrorism with Compassion
They want you to submit, you want to be kind -- win-win!
31 Dec 2016
In her New Year’s speech, Chancellor Angela Merkel affirmed that her government will win the fight against terrorism with compassion and denied that her open-door mass migration policy, which directly brought terrorists to Germany, was wrong.

Migrants Angry With Sweden Expected ‘Own House’, Girlfriend
31 Dec 2016
Migrants dissatisfied with the quality of life provided for them by Swedish taxpayers are increasingly speaking out, with one Syrian even accusing Swedes of wanting to kill him and his fellow ‘refugees’.

Austrian Populists Accuse Govt. of Creating ‘Fake News’
31 Dec 2016
The anti-mass migration Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader Heinz-Christian Strache has hit back against claims his party helps spread so-called “fake news” saying the government has created enough of it on its own.

Anis Amri Played the System, But Germany Sees ‘No Fault’ in Agency
31 Dec 2016
Berlin Christmas Market attacker Anis Amri broke asylum rules, committed benefit fraud, and was issued immigration documents under a false name – but the head of Germany’s asylum agency denies any in-house negligence.

A thousand migrants trapped in Serbia face sleeping rough in Arctic winter conditions after country 'runs out of beds' for refugees
30/12/16
[DailyMail] At least 7,000 migrants mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are stuck in Serbia which has become a bottleneck after the EU sealed its borders.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 07:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  great brief stack thanks Trailing Wife

they really are colonists. This is the colonisation project of Islam

meanwhile our governments are acting like their job is 'countering violent extremism' but it doesn't matter if we're demographically overrun by Islam because Islamic civilisation is no different to Western civilisaton because all religions are exactly the same....... how did we get here again?

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you burgers, 2017 is the year we change everything thanks to Donald J Trump
Posted by: anon1 || 01/01/2017 15:40 Comments || Top||

#2  You're very welcome. anon1. I collect these from my usual sources until there are enough to be worth publishing, plus poking my head into Breitbart and the Daily Mail as I have time. The links attached to From Breitbart and From the Daily Mail go to my search thingies, so you needn't wait for me if you're feeling impatient.

It's going to be an interesting year. In addition to Brexit -- with its change of government within the Tory party -- the populist elected in Italy, and Donald Trump, the prognosticators are predicting populist wins or improved positions in the elections in Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

Interesting times for sure.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 17:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, if they were carrying chocolate they can't be all bad.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/01/2017 23:31 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
8 ISIS terrorists arrested in Turkey, suspected of planning New Year's Eve bombings
[Ynet] Turkish security forces said on Saturday that they tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
eight ISIS bandidos Lions of Islam suspected of planning to carry our New Year's Eve bombings in Ankara.

The Turkish security forces said that they have tracked the suspects' activities and proven that they are members of ISIS.
This predates the bombing on the Bosporus.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [421 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


35 people killed in armed attack on a night club in Istanbul, 40 injured
Andalou doesn't have as much as Rudaw, much less Hurriyet, probably because of the gag order.
[RUDAW.NET] At least 35 people have been killed, including a police officer, and 40 injured in an armed attack on Istanbul's Reina night club, at Ortakoy area by the Bosphorus, just hours after the New Year celebrations, Istanbul's governor Vasip Sahin stated.

There was only one attacker involved, Sahin stated.

The Turkish CNN Turk earlier reported that there were two attackers reportedly dressed in Santa costumes.

Footage released by Turkish media show a number of Ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

The state TRT World reported that Police special forces engaged in operation at the night club.

More from Hurriyet

Sahin said the attacker killed a police officer and a civilian at the gate of Reina by the Bosphorus, before entering inside and raving through the crowd celebrating the new year.

A news hound at the scene of the crime said live on CNNTurk that some 50 to 60 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

"The inglorious (attacker) raved through the place with Kalashnikovs. The U.S. intelligence warned over such an attack about one week or 10 days ago and measures have been taken, including the sea front. And look what has happened then," Mehmet Kocarslan told Hurriyet news hound Toygun Atilla adding that such an attack was coming, but could not be prevented.

Unconfirmed initial reports speculated that the attack was held by a person wearing Santa Claus costume.

Broadcasters also speculated that one attacker is still inside the club.

The governor did not respond to a question on whether the attacker was still inside or not.

Reina is one of the international night clubs in Istanbul frequented by the high-society, celebs, artists and football stars.

Some revelers had jumped into the water to escape the gunfire and were being rescued by police, NTV said.

According to a witness, there were up to 600 people in the night club.

Some 25,000 coppers have been on duty against a possible terror attack in Istanbul during the New Year's Day celebrations in the wake of consecutive kabooms across the country in 2016, which claimed hundreds of lives.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wrecked scow, Agent 49 felt gingerly for his head. It was still there. He had been hoping differently...
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) also announced a gag order regarding the attack.

Terrorist caught on CCTV dressed as Father Christmas shoots 35 dead and wounds 40 in Istanbul celebrity nightclub as terrified New Year's Eve revellers dive into Bosphorus to survive
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[DailyMail, of course].
  • The gunmen appear to be wearing Santa costumes in CCTV footage

  • The pair opened fire in the Reina nightclub, one of Istanbul's most popular venues

  • The city's governor said 35 people were killed in the New Year's Eve attack

  • A police officer is among the dead and one report said gunman was also dead

  • An estimated 17,000 police officers are on duty tonight in Istanbul

  • Nightclub owner Mehmet Kocarslan said security had been stepped up after US intelligence warnings

  • The celebrity haunt is popular with stars including Kevin Costner, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek and Sting

  • The White House condemned the shooting as a 'horrific terrorist attack'
  • Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [773 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Spoke Arabic according to reports.

    Will be hard to pin on the Kurds.
    Posted by: phil_b || 01/01/2017 0:53 Comments || Top||

    #2  Dead increased to 39, wounded to 69, according to the 1:19 a.m. EST update to the Daily Mail link in the post. A single gunman killed the policeman standing guard outside the nightclub before going inside, tossing a smoke bomb and shooting up the place. He paused once to reload. He is now being hunted.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 2:21 Comments || Top||

    #3  "Andalou doesn't have as much as Rudaw, much less Hurriyet, probably because of the gag order."

    they are all de-balled. All broadcasts are of scenes already released and a broken record of news from 9 hours ago.
    Posted by: newc || 01/01/2017 3:07 Comments || Top||

    #4  they are all de-balled

    Truly said, newc. And since the Turks have begun arresting those using social media, the latest addition as of 5:48 a.m. EST at the Daly Mail is

    President Erdogan denounced attack calling it an 'attempt to destabilise Turkey'.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 6:03 Comments || Top||

    #5  Ambassador Andrey Karlov will be unable to assist the investigation. I wouldn't discount a Chechnyan Santa Claus.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 01/01/2017 7:21 Comments || Top||

    #6  Will be hard to pin on the Kurds.

    Just watch Recep.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/01/2017 7:39 Comments || Top||

    #7  Was it a gay night club?


    {/sarc}
    Posted by: AlanC || 01/01/2017 8:17 Comments || Top||

    #8  Will be hard to pin on the Kurds.


    Why do I hear Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, offering:
    "Would you believe a Kurdish, Gulenist, CIA, Zionist, ...Did I say Kurd?, PKK Plot!"
    Posted by: magpie || 01/01/2017 9:30 Comments || Top||

    #9  President Erdogan denounced attack calling it an 'attempt to destabilise Turkey'.

    What pissed him off the most is that's HIS job!
    Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/01/2017 10:31 Comments || Top||

    #10  The latest from the Daily Mail as of 10:31 a.m. EST:

    Turkish police have launched a huge manhunt for the gunman who stormed a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year celebrations and killed 39 people before leaving his weapon behind.

    Already people in the city have started burying the dead, just 13 hours after the attack as per Muslim tradition which dictates people should be buried as soon as possible after their death.

    And Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has revealed that the gunman left his weapon inside the venue and escaped by 'taking advantage of the chaos' that ensued.

    But he also said there was no truth to reports that the attacker wore a Santa Claus costume, despite the CCTV footage from inside the club.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 11:01 Comments || Top||

    #11  Buthe also said there was no truth to reports that the attacker wore a Santa Claus costume, despite the CCTV footage from inside the club.

    "What are you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes, Gulenist?"
    Posted by: Frank G || 01/01/2017 11:24 Comments || Top||

    #12  A few yelled Akbars means it was a lone wolf attack.
    Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 01/01/2017 11:32 Comments || Top||

    #13  And of course lone wolves tend to turn out to be known, connected wolves, Mugsy Glink.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 17:09 Comments || Top||


    Iraq
    Iraqi forces dismantle 4 car bombs in Mosul
    Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Nineveh Province revealed, that the troops of the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) destroyed four car bombs belonging to the Islamic State in the eastern side of Mosul.

    The source said, “Troops of the Counter-Terrorism Service managed, today, to destroy four booby-trapped vehicles belonging to the Islamic State, while trying to attack security forces in the street linking between al-Ta’mim neighborhood and the garage area, in the eastern side of Mosul.”

    “Security forces managed to destroy the vehicles, that were driven by suicide bombers, before reaching the troops in al-Ta’mim neighborhood,” the source further added.
    Posted by: badanov || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    6 ISIS troops now pining for the fjords.
    Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Federal Police Command announced on Friday killing six members of the Islamic State, and detonating a car bomb, southwest of Mosul.

    Federal Police’s media office said in a press statement, “Federal Police forces managed, today, to destroy a booby-trapped vehicle, driven by a suicide bomber, in al-Intsar neighborhood, southwest of Mosul, in addition to killing six members of the Islamic State, including a sniper.”

    “Security forces managed to destroy the vehicle before approaching security troops,” the statement added.
    Posted by: badanov || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    Iraqi kops kill ISIS Top Turban in Mosul
    Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Federal Police Command announced on Friday, that its forces managed to kill one of the Islamic State’s elite leaders in Mosul, as well as destroying a booby-trapped vehicle in al-Wehda neighborhood.

    Media office of the Federal Police Command said in a press statement, “Security forces from the Federal Police’s 5th brigade managed, at afternoon today, to kill the so-called Ammar al-Haweidi, who was considered one of the Islamic State’s elite leaders in al-Wehda neighborhood, in eastern Mosul.”

    “Haweidi was from al-Humaira area in Nimrud vicinity, southeast of Mosul,” the statement added.

    “Security forces were also able to detonate a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber,” the statement continued.
    Posted by: badanov || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    5,000 US ground troops stationed near Mosul, says Iraqi army commander
    [RUDAW.NET] The United States has moved to step up its military intervention in Iraq nearly three months into the operation that started in October to drive ISIS gunnies out from their last holdouts in the country, stationing some 5,000 soldiers around the embattled city of djinn-infested Mosul
    ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
    , according to a top Iraqi commander.

    The deployment of the military personnel near the war zone in northern Iraq, which is seen as a notable escalation of US involvement in the fight against ISIS in the country, also represents a shift from earlier US military strategy that has so far ruled out direct ground combat for its troops in both Iraq and Syria.

    "There is a deal among Iraq, America and Kurdistan Region regarding the operation and it's being implemented now," said the Iraqi army commander who spoke to Rudaw on condition of anonymity.

    The commander said the deployment of nearly all US army personnel in Iraq to Nineveh Plains "could ruin Mosul, but it may also have a positive side as it will prevent festivities among Iraqi gangs" after eliminating ISIS in the city.

    The White House raised its cap on US forces in Iraq from 4,647, to 5,262 troops ahead of the Mosul operation in October, many of whom are described as military advisors who assist Iraqi and Kurdish troops fighting their common jihadist foes.

    "Before the Mosul operation started, an agreement was reached among Iraq, Kurdistan Region and the US according to which the Hashd al-Shaabi would be prevented from entering the city, the Peshmerga advancement would be halted and US troops and air activities would increase, all of which are now being implemented," the Iraqi commander said.

    The Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi forces are battling ISIS west of Mosul, cutting off supply and escape routes to Syria.

    The Peshmerga were active in the first stage of the offensive, clearing rural areas north and east of the city.

    The Iraqi army is the only force entering the city itself. Despite liberating nearly 40 neighborhoods in Mosul, the operation to retake the city has been slower than expected with Iraqi army still struggling to enter the more densely populated central parts of the city.

    Kurdish military sources told Rudaw that the Peshmerga forces are now taking part in the offensive as supporting units for Iraqi army and coalition Arclight airstrikes, with little presence in the direct fighting.
    Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [414 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

    #1  Wait. What?
    Well, I was promised flashbacks back '78, I guess they're here.
    Posted by: Shipman || 01/01/2017 13:15 Comments || Top||


    Two Elite Iraqi Units Link up for New Assult in Mosul
    [ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Two elite Iraqi units linked up in djinn-infested Mosul
    ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
    on Saturday and will form a joint front to advance westward against 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 the Levant’ (ISIS) terrorist group, officers said.

    The Rapid Response Division reached the northern edge of al-Intisar neighbourhood, while the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) advanced to the southern side of the adjoining al-Quds area.

    The two neighbourhoods are located on the eastern side of Mosul, where security forces have retaken multiple areas from ISIS, but the city’s west is still completely in terrorist hands.

    "God willing, al-Intisar neighbourhood is completely liberated," Brigadier General Mahdi Abbas Abdullah, the commander of the Rapid Response Division’s 2nd Brigade said.

    "We will become one front" and will advance "towards the river," he said, referring to the Tigris, which divides Mosul in two.

    Lieutenant Colonel Athir al-Basri of Rapid Response also confirmed its forces and those from CTS had reached the same main street that divides al-Intisar and al-Quds.

    Iraqi forces launched the massive operation to retake Mosul on October 17, eventually pushing into the city from the east.

    On Wednesday, Iraqi forces announced the "second phase" of the battle for the eastern side of the city, marking the start of a new round of intensive fighting after progress had previously slowed to a crawl.

    Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    Israel-Palestine-Jordan
    IDF, Shin Bet arrest five suspects in the West Bank over the weekend
    [Ynet] IDF and Shin Bet forces tossed in the clink
    Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
    five suspects in the West Bank over the weekend.

    Three are suspected of opening fire at an IDF post on Friday and were arrested a few hours later in Ya'bad. The car believed to have been used by the suspect for the attack was seized.

    In Yatta near Hebron, Israeli forces seized weapon parts and arrested the suspect in whose possession they were found.

    Finally, at the Deir Sharaf Junction, IDF troops arrested a suspect who declared his intention to carry out an attack. A knife was found in his possession.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 01/01/2017 07:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under:


    Southeast Asia
    Two Abu Sayyaf militants detained in Zamboanga City
    [Sun Star] Philippine security forces have arrested two suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in separate law enforcement operations in Zamboanga City. Arrested on an arrest warrant for frustrated murder were Margani Idris and Abdul Albi, according to Police spokesman Rogelio Alabata.

    Alabata said Idris was arrested Friday night in the village of Mampang and Albi later that night in the village of Baliwasan. He said Idris, a gun-for-hire in Basilan province, is the brother-in-law of Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Yasser Igasan. Two of his brothers Jahari and Jubail are also Abu Sayyaf militants.
    Posted by: ryuge || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf


    Syria-Lebanon-Iran
    Syrian capture Shrifa region on Homs
    [al-Manar] A unit of Syrian Army seized its control on Saturday over Sharifa region in eastern Homs countryside.

    Sharifa is located in south western Al-Taifoor airport.

    This latest achievement comes after clashes between the national military and militants of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group, in which several gunmen of the group were killed.

    Posted by: badanov || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


    Russia hits ISIL in al-Bab on Turkish military intelligence
    [Hurriyet Daily News] Russian military jets have hit 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 the Levant (ISIS) targets near al-Bab after receiving intelligence from the Turkish military.

    The Turkish Armed Forces said on Dec. 30 Russian aircraft had carried out three air strikes against ISIS in the area of al-Bab and south of the town in northern Syria, killing 12 of the krazed killers.

    According to military sources, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
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    - which is continuing to carry out its Euphrates Shield Operation in Syria’s north - and Russia shared information on their air operations around al-Bab to eliminate risks.

    As part of the information and intelligence sharing, Turkey informed Russia that an ISIS car convoy was approaching Turkish soldiers from the south of the town. The coordinates of the bomb-laden cars convoy was given to Russia, which bombed the convoy and destroyed the vehicles. In addition, Russia also hit an important target in the center of al-Bab using intelligence from Turkey.

    "We have got the cooperation that we couldn’t get with the [U.S.-led anti-ISIS] coalition with Russia," a military source who asked to remain anonymous told daily Hurriyet.

    "The jets of both countries had operations over al-Bab, but we constantly informed each other and shared coordinates. It was a complete joint operation mentality," said the source.

    In a round-up of its military operations over the past 24 hours in support of rebels in northern Syria, the Turkish military stated on Dec. 30 that one Turkish soldier was killed and five were maimed in an ISIS attack to the south of al-Azrak.

    Turkish warplanes also carried out Arclight airstrikes in the areas of al-Bab and Daglabash, destroying 17 ISIS targets and killing 26 krazed killers, the military added.

    Meanwhile,
    ...back at the pound, the little lost dog backed into the corner and showed its teeth. And what big teeth they were!...
    one of the "emirs" of ISIS was among the gunnies killed in an Arclight airstrike carried out by Turkish warplanes in Syria on Dec. 29, sources in the region claimed.

    The vehicle holding Ebu Husen Tunusi and bodyguards in his motorcade was reportedly hit during a Turkish air operation in al-Bab.

    Tunusi had been chosen as an emir by ISIS and was transferred to al-Bab from the de-facto capital of the jihadist group, Raqqa.
    Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    ISIL ‘emir’ killed in Turkish air strike in Syria
    [Hurriyet Daily News] One of the "emirs" 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 the Levant (ISIS) was killed in an Arclight airstrike carried out by Turkish warplanes in Syria as a part of the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on Dec. 31.

    Abu Ansari, one of the "emirs" of the jihadist group was killed on Dec. 30 in during a Turkish air operation in al-Bab.

    Ebu Hussein Tunusi, another ISIS "emir" was killed also in an air strike on al-Bab, security sources claimed.

    The vehicle holding Tunusi and bodyguards in his motorcade was reportedly hit during a Turkish air air strike on Dec. 29.

    Tunusi had been chosen as an emir by ISIS and was transferred to al-Bab from the de-facto capital of the jihadist group, Raqqa.
    Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    Lebanon General Security Arrests Syrian Suicide Bomber
    [ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Directorate General of General Security tossed in the calaboose
    Book 'im, Mahmoud!
    Syrian national Kh.M. on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and plotting to carry out a suicide kaboom.

    Upon interrogation, the Syrian confessed to the charges and to recruiting people and coordinating their transport to Syria to fight alongside the terrorist organization. The Syrian national also confirmed that he was planning a suicide kaboom in Leb upon the orders of a Lebanese terrorist known as Abou Baseer or Abou Hajar Al Loubnani.

    The criminal was referred to specialized authorities, as work was ongoing to apprehend his associates.

    Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under:


    Homs: Female Detainees of al-Waer Freed over Electricity Deal
    [EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Zaman al-Wasl learnt that civil, revolutionary and military actors in Homs’ besieged northern countryside reached an agreement with the regime in recent days.

    The agreement dictates that the regime can repair and restore the international electrical power lines, known as 400 Kv line which connect southern Syria to northern Syria and passes through several villages in Homs’ north eastern countryside (al-Saan- Ezz al-Din).

    In return, the regime will release all female detainees from the areas of the besieged countryside and al-Waer neighborhood.

    Abu Ahmad Wali, who attended three of the negotiation meetings, said to Zaman al-Wasl that they agreed with the regime for it to release all the female detainees, give electricity to most of the villages in the besieged countryside for the following three years, allow UN aid to enter the besieged countryside without hindrance, and both sides will stop bombing civilians.

    News of the agreement come after the Russian and Turkish announcement of a complete ceasefire in Syria.

    Wali clarified that the committee demanded the regime release 32 female detainees from the al-Waer neighborhood and the villages, towns and cities of the northern countryside.
    Posted by: Fred || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


    Terror Networks
    The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


    Kurds grrls escape ISIS captivity

    [ARA News] Erbil – At least four Yezidi girls were able to escape Islamic State’s (ISIS) captivity in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate.

    Informed sources told ARA News that three of the Yezidi captives were freed with the support of the Arab al-Luhaib tribe in Mosul, while the fourth was able to flee on her own and reached Peshmerga-controlled areas northeast of Mosul.

    Falah Hassan Zaidan, the Iraqi Minister of Agriculture, confirmed in a press statement that members of a-Luhaib tribe helped three Yezidi girls to escape ISIS captivity in the city of Mosul.

    A Peshmerga officer, meanwhile, reported that a Yezidi woman arrived in the Kurdish-held northeastern Mosul after fleeing the embattled city.

    “The Kurdistan Regional Government bears the responsibility of freeing hundreds of Yezidi captives from ISIS grip,” Kurdish journalist Hewar Duhoki told ARA News. “This requires a lot of serious efforts, especially that ISIS started using civilians as human shields to protect its Iraqi de facto capital of Mosul.”

    In August 2014, ISIS radicals took over the Yezidi region of Shingal/Sinjar in northern Iraq, causing a mass displacement of nearly 400,000 people to Duhok and Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. Tens of thousands of Yezidis remained trapped in Mount Sinjar, suffering mass killings, kidnappings and rape cases, according to local and military sources. Also, more than 3000 Yezidi girls have been taken by the radical group as sex slaves.

    On November 13, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraqi Kurdistan, backed by an air cover from the US-led coalition forces, announced the liberation of the entire Yezidi district of Shingal in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh after fierce battles with ISIS extremists. The Kurdish forces have recently discovered more than five mass graves in the Yezidi region, where hundreds of Yezidi civilians have been summarily executed and buried by ISIS jihadis. Yet, thousands of Yezidi women remain in ISIS captivity after being sold as sex slaves across the group’s territory in Iraq and Syria.
    Posted by: badanov || 01/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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