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U.S.-led airstrikes kill 4 Fateh al-Sham commanders in Idlib
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [382 views] Top|| File under:

#1  from fragment of blue papyrus:

De Nile, in de district of Horus.
Bos taurus and sports all adore us.
They stamp and they trample
Our temple so ample.
The chorus implores you, "Come gore us!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/03/2017 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Satan's Rockettes?
Posted by: Huputch Clereting4063 || 01/03/2017 12:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Nah, just the ones libtards think are willing to dance at Trump's inauguration.
Posted by: gorb || 01/03/2017 15:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Let's hear it for horny ballet dancers!
Posted by: Jeasing Creque5352 || 01/03/2017 18:04 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
26 Talibunnies die in Faryab
At least 26 Taliban insurgents were killed and 17 others wounded in a clearance operation in Faryab, local officials said Monday.

Security officials said that in the past 24 hours security forces advanced 12 km from Charshanba area of Qaisar district toward Ghormach district of Faryab province.

In this time, 26 Taliban insurgents were killed, officials added.
Among those killed were Mullah Bahauddin, Mullah Habibullah, Mullah Abdul Raziq, Mullah Nazim, Mullah Jabar and Mullah Gul.

However, the Taliban rejected the security forces’ claims regarding the advancement on Ghormach but said there had been casualties on both sides.

Security forces did not however release details on casualties among security forces.
Posted by: badanov || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Does every Tom, Dick, and Abu start out as a Mullah? Jeebus
Posted by: Frank G || 01/03/2017 18:24 Comments || Top||

#2  It's all those Saudi-funded madrassahs in Pakistan, Frank G, creating thousands of Koran-memorizers and imams a year, almost all sent directly from the graduation ceremony to wherever the Taliban front happens to be at the moment. Nothing to complain about, either -- they were fed and housed after a fashion for free-ish during the years of their schooling, and there aren't any other jobs to be had for their skill set.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2017 19:06 Comments || Top||


2 key ISIS commanders arrested, 10 killed in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two top commanders of the loyalists 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
and at least ten others were killed during the counter-terrorism operations in East of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment said the ISIS top commanders were arrested during a night operation conducted in Haska Mina district.

According to a statement by the provincial police commandment, the US forces based in Afghanistan also conducted a dronezap that led to the killing of at least 10 ISIS bully boyz in this province.

The statement further added that the ISIS commanders were leading a group of at least 30 ISIS loyalists in Gorgori area of Haska Mina and were arrested during a special night operation on Sunday night.

The loyalists of the terror group 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
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 into a regional operational hub for its fighters.

Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Key Taliban commanders among 21 killed in Logar airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 21 Taliban forces of Evil were killed in separate Arclight airstrikes conducted in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Monday.

The ministry further added that two key commanders of the group were also among those killed.

"Acting upon confirmed intelligence reports, Air Forces stormed a hideout of armed Taliban in Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar province yesterday evening, killing 21 armed Taliban and destroying their weapons and ammunition," MoI said.

According to MoI, among the kills include two key commanders of armed Taliban named Waziri and Samad.

The Taliban forces of Evil group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Pashtun-infested Logar is among the relatively volatile provinces in central Afghanistan where the Taliban forces of Evil are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

The group often conducts insurgency activities by placing landmines and carrying out coordinated attacks against the government and security forces.

The killing of the two senior Taliban capo in Pashtun-infested Logar Arclight airstrikes came as the Afghan forces are busy conducting their annual counter-terrorism operations in the provinces where the bandidos forces of Evil are actively operating.

According to the Afghan officials, the operations were launched to suppress the insurgency activities of the krazed killer groups by specifically targeting their leaders and commanders.

Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Air strike on LNA as Misratans retake key Sebha crossroads
Benghazi and Tripoli, 2 December 2017:

Misrata’s Third Force last night recaptured the key Gwirat al-Mal checkpoint from the Libyan National Army in an operation which included at least one airstrike.

The position is astride the important junction 20 kilometres north of Sebha from which the main north-south highway branches to the Tamenhint airbase which is held by the Third Force.

Three days ago the Misratans had flatly denied that the LNA’s 12th Brigade led by Mohamed Ben Nayel had captured the junction.

Last night’s assault is reported to have included at least one ground attack by a Misratan aircraft. There are no details of casualties and the LNA has yet to comment on the battle. When the LNA took the position last week, it appears there were no casualties.

At the start of December Nayel’s force occupied the Brak Al-Shatti airbase from which the Third Force had withdrawn. The subsequent LNA capture of the Gwirat al-Mal checkpoint appeared to open the way for a further advance on Tamenhint.

However, the 12th Brigade may lack numerical strength, especially if the Third Force is being reinforced by fighters released from the Bunyan Marsous operation in Sirte. The circumstances of the checkpoint’s recapture are still unclear.
Posted by: badanov || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Bombing, air strike kill nine in Yemen
[Bangla Daily Star] Nine civilians, including five members of one family, have been killed in rebel bombing and an air strike by the pro-government coalition in war-torn Yemen, military and rebel sources said yesterday.

An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition hit on Sunday a house in the province of Marib, east of the capital Sanaa, killing five members of the same family, a military officials told AFP.

It took place in the village of Wadi Habab, in Sarwah region, a major front in the war between the sock puppets of the Medes and the Persians and forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, hard boys' news website sabanews.net said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the pastor had finally been wrestled from the pulpit.
Y'got the wrong guy! he yelled just before Sergeant Malone's billy club landed...

four civilians, including three children, were killed Sunday in rebel bombing that targeted residential areas in the southwestern city of Taez, a local official and medical sources said.
Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs
German police arrest Syrian refugee 'who asked ISIS for 180,000 Euros to turn cars into suicide bombs he could drive into crowds of non-Muslims'
02/01/17
[DailyMail] German police have arrested unemployed 38 year old Syrian refugee Hasan A. in Saarbruecken who allegedly asked ISIS to fund an attack using explosives-packed vehicles. He contacted someone in Raqqa using the Telegram app, proposing cars repainted to look like police vehicles be exploded in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The man had entered Germany in December 2014 and applied for asylum in January 2015, obtaining refugee status and a residency permit, prosecutors said in a statement.
Ynet adds:
The case against him was bolstered by an informant who went to Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, chats on the suspect's smartphone and his own statements, "insofar as they can be followed," prosecutors said in a statement.

German police say they prevent repeat of New Year Cologne assaults

[AlAhram] German police said on Sunday they had prevented a repeat of the assaults and robberies suffered by hundreds of women in Cologne a year ago by screening 650 mostly North African men on New Year's Eve. Police detained and screened many of the men at the main railway station as they headed towards the centre of Cologne in western Germany, where the attacks a year earlier fuelled criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migrant policy. Cologne police chief Juergen Mathies did not say how many of the men were subsequently allowed into the city centre but denied that the checks amounted to racial profiling. He also said many of those detained had been aggressive.

"This was clearly about preventing similar incidents to last year," he told a news conference. "A large part of this group that was checked was such that criminal acts were to be expected. That is why we took this clear approach."
Congratulations, sir. You prevented another night of vicious attacks. But unless those men are evicted from Europe altogether, they will do the same thing soon enough.
Police arrested 92 people - including 16 Germans and 10 Syrians - during Saturday night's celebrations in Cologne. Police also installed new video surveillance cameras to monitor the station square.

Asylum-seeker lights himself on fire in German supermarket warehouse

[DeutscheWelle] An Afghan teen has sustained serious burns after lighting himself on fire at a supermarket warehouse in Bavaria. Police say he was carrying a knife but his motives weren't immediately known.

Braunschweig, northern Germany, uncovers 300 cases of welfare fraud by asylum seekers

[DeutscheWelle] The northern German city of Braunschweig has launched a special commission investigating more than 300 cases of welfare fraud by mostly Sudanese asylum seekers. One fraudster is believed to have used as many as 12 different identities.

According to the initial report, the refugees in question had registered themselves several times in different locations in a bid to receive multiple welfare payments. Most of them succeeded by using basic disguises to create three or four different identities.

"Sometimes just growing a beard, or putting on a pair of glasses, having shorter hair, but always different surnames," Memenga said.

According to the Asylum Seekers Act, every asylum seeker receives 135 euros "pocket money" and 216 euros a month to cover the necessary personal needs - if they're not completely under the care of state authorities. Asylum seekers who arrived last year are now being asked to return to registration centers to provide their fingerprints.

"You can maybe fake your name and date of birth, but you can't fake your fingerprint," Memenga said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  his own statements, "insofar as they can be followed"

Interesting remark. Mental health, translator, or reading comprehension issues?
Posted by: Pappy || 01/03/2017 8:32 Comments || Top||

#2  "He's a raving loon"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/03/2017 18:27 Comments || Top||

#3  The answer has been simple since 9/11

Ban Muslim migration. No migrants in from the 56 Muslim nations of the OIC

Ban family-reunion visas for Muslims. If citizens marry a Muslim from a Muslim nation, they must emigrate. The Muslim is not allowed to immigrate. No anchor babies.

Make it easy for Muslims to leave and hard for them to enter. No student visas. No work visas. No money from outside sources for mosques and schools. No Islamic schools allowed at all.

plus, ban sharia, which is not a religion but a legal system. Prosecute those who promote it with treason - which carries a life sentence. They'll leave, and when they do iris scan and fingerprint and mark never to return.

Deport all Muslim "refugees" to their country of origin or failing that, their last port of call.

This is the simple solution for Europe, for the US and for all of Western civilisation. We did not need all that draconian security legislation that destroyed our civil rights.

All we needed was to keep the Muslim colonisation project out.

Had this been implemented after 9/11 there would have been no London tube bombings, no Lindt cafe killing, no Orlando massacre, no Bataclan, no Charlie Hebdo, no beheading an elderly French priest at the altar - none of the many Islamist attrocities.
Posted by: anon1 || 01/03/2017 22:23 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Istanbul nightclub shooting suspect identified: 'ISIS militant' from Kyrgyzstan
The hunt continues. Here's what has been discovered since yesterday's posts -- lots of photos at the links:
[Mirror] Passport photo released of suspect Iakhe Mashrapov who moved to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
with his wife and two kids about a month before the massacre and allegedly fought for ISIS in Syria.

The suspect in a New Year's Day massacre at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an alleged ISIS myrmidon from Kyrgyzstan.

Turkish authorities are hunting 28-year-old Iakhe Mashrapov in connection with the shooting spree which left 39 people dead and nearly 70 injured.

It was claimed Mashrapov fought in Syria for ISIS and was "specially selected" to carry out the nightclub rampage as the victims welcomed 2017.

He reportedly moved to Turkey from Kyrgyzstan with his wife and two kids on November 20 and spent some time in Konya province before returning to Istanbul just days prior to the terror attack.

Police have tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
14 people, including the suspect's wife, after they reportedly traced a phone call he made from a taxi driver's mobile on the way to the popular Reina nightclub.
Even the taxi driver's cellie, was not his friend.
Abdulkadir Selvi, a columnist for the Hurriyet newspaper, claimed the attacker had been trained in street fighting in residential areas in Syria and used those techniques in the attack as he shot from the hip like he was in a "street war".

Selvi wrote that the gunman was "specially selected" for the shooting and his "hit rate" was high, with just 28 bullets failing to hit a target.

Reports claimed he fled Turkey following the shooting, and a photo of his passport picture has been circulated online.

His wife was among at least 14 people arrested during raids in Istanbul and Konya.

Turkish media outlet TRT World reported that she claimed she had never witnessed her husband showing sympathy to ISIS or its causes.

She said he arrived in Istanbul on November 20 and drove to Konya two days later to "look for work", and returned to Istanbul on December 29.

First pictures inside Istanbul nightclub show bodies strewn across the floor as police release new photo of 'ISIS killer' and quiz eight people over New Year's Eve attack

[DailyMail, of course] Turkish police released two new pictures of the suspected Istanbul nightclub killer as they closed in on two locations in the hunt for the ISIS fanatic. The images, which appear to be taken from CCTV footage, show The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's most wanted man wearing a black and blue bomber jacket and leaning on a counter.

The towns of Yalova and Bursa were targeted by police after members of the public claimed to have spotted the nightclub killer. The first sighting took place in the port town of Yalova, where the suspect was allegedly seen disembarking from a passenger ferry after crossing about 40 miles across the Sea of Marmara. He then was reportedly seen hitchhiking to Bursa, a distance of 45 miles.

Police are understood to now know the suspect's identity, nationality and associates but have not yet released this information to protect their investigation, Turkish media has claimed.

It comes after anti-terror officers tossed in the calaboose
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
eight people in connection with the attack. Investigators continue to question the eight people ‐ most of whom were from Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan ‐ to establish some connection between them and the atrocity.

Police have also released the taxi driver who drove the terrorist to the Reina nightclub after several hours of questioning, leaving them with very few leads.

According to Sherlocks, the suspect is thought to originate from Kyrgyzstan.

A spokeswoman from the country's foreign ministry, Aiymkan Kulukeyeva, told Turkish media that her officials are 'checking' the information and assisting police with their attempts to identify the suspect.

Details of the victims were released as an international manhunt continued for the attacker who arrived in a taxi before unleashing a hail of 120 bullets during a five-and-a-half minute rampage at the exclusive night spot.

Investigators said that they had found the jacket discarded by the attacker as he expeditiously departed at a goodly pace. It had 500 Turkish Lira (about £115) in the pocket, local media have reported.

Police believe the suspect made his escape in a taxi, according to reports, which he hailed on the street after committing the massacre. He escaped north into the Kurucesme district on the banks of the Bosphorus, officers now believe.

Turkish media reported that the gunman took a cab to the venue, but got out due to traffic and walked the last four minutes to the scene.

A local security specialist, Abdullah Agar, also said that CCTV footage of the attacker appeared to suggest that he had an old injury to his foot.
Subsequently:
SELFIE released of suspected ISIS gunman goading Turkish secularists by posing in Taksim Square protest site as different CCTV clips shows the wanted man roaming Istanbul before the massacre

[DailyMail, of course] Menacing selfies of the man suspected to be the ISIS killer who murdered 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub have been leaked.The suspect is pictured wearing a heavy hooded jacket and staring coldly into the camera, on a street thought to be just off Taksim Square, before the massacre on New Year's Eve.

The chilling images were released after 12 people were incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by Turkish police in relation to the attack at the exclusive Reina club.

CCTV footage believed to show the gunman handing over identification documents at a border kiosk, has also been revealed. The suspect, dressed in a black jacket with a red hood over a black top, is shown handing over papers before entering the country at an unidentified date and location.

Other footage also reports to show the runaway arguing with taxi drivers at an unknown location.

Again, it is not known if the picture was taken before or after the nightclub attack.

The CCTV footage is the latest attempt by the authorities to trace the brutal terrorist after fruitless searches of business addresses and homes of eight people, most of whom were from Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan.

The video appears to match three images released by police earlier today, in which The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s most wanted man seems to be pictured on different CCTV footage leaning against a counter, wearing the same clothing.

The tantalising images are among the first pieces of evidence showing the killer, who managed to spirit himself away from the carnage and evade a massive manhunt for two days, despite having left clues like his jacket and weapon at the scene.

The gunman has consistently been described as ’professional’, ’highly trained’ and ’focused’ by eyewitnesses and analysts, however.

Sefa Boydas, a professional footballer who was inside the nightclub at the time of the attack, told MailOnline: ’He looked relaxed and was very precise in the way he shot, like a professional. Very focused. He shot people from about 10 or 15 metres away.’

Captain Abdullah Agar, a terrorist expert who analysed footage of the attack taken by security cameras, described the suspect as ’highly trained’.

’[He is] stable, practical, knowing how to get the required result, cold-blooded and expert’, he told Turkish media.

’The terrorist is very good at rapid firing. It takes thousands of bullets to create such carnage. He has carried out such an attack as well as in real conflict situations.

’He has no hesitation about shooting innocent people. He is a complete killer, experienced in close combat and fighting in residential areas.'

During the afternoon, the towns of Yalova and Bursa were both targeted by police after members of the public claimed to have spotted the nightclub murderer. But these operations have also produced no results.

Turkey’s most wanted man remained on the lam in a city on high alert as an official state of emergency threatened to stretch into its third day.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [558 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  for months Turkey has been arresting suspected followers of Gulan and firing police and military personnel.

Got to wonder if anti ISIS work would have done better w/o that.
Posted by: lord garth || 01/03/2017 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Given that the Gulenists select for drive and ability plus piety, there's not much wondering to be done, lord garth.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2017 11:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Protruding brow, sloping forehead, malevolent expression. Why would you let this man into your country?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/03/2017 11:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Protruding brow, sloping forehead, malevolent expression. Why would you let this man into your country?
From the old GEICO Commercial : "Cavemen are people, too."
Posted by: USN, Ret || 01/03/2017 14:57 Comments || Top||


Turkey detains 147 ISIS suspects in past week
[Ynet] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's Interior Ministry says that dozens of people have been detained in the past week over suspected ties 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....
group.

In a statement released Monday, the ministry said 147 people were detained after authorities determined "they were in contact with the ISIS terrorist organization," referring to an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

Of the detained, 25 people have been formally put under arrest.

The ministry's announcement came after a gunman opened fire on New Year's revelers at an Istanbul nightclub, killing 39 people and maimed dozens of others. ISIS has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Now just make human cannonballs out of them and deliver them back to Syria.
Posted by: gorb || 01/03/2017 15:10 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
6 wounded in roadside bombing attack in Balochistan
At least six people, including four security personnel and two civilians, were wounded on Monday in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, India’s PTI news agency reported.

A roadside bomb exploded in the regional capital’s Quetta area, the report said, adding that security personnel from the Frontier Corps (FC) were on a routine patrol when their vehicle was targeted.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital and police have started to investigate the incident, PTI said, adding that there has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

Source: RT
Posted by: badanov || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:


Man arrested on suspicion of links with terror group
[DAWN] RAWALPINDI: A man was tossed in the slammer
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
at a check post manned by various security agencies on Sunday on suspicions of having links with a terror group.

According to sources, the suspect was intercepted by security officials after a silver car bearing a registration plate from Azad Jammu and Kashmire was signalled to stop at check post number five on Rawal Road on Sunday at 8pm.

During the search of the car, security officials recovered a 9mm pistol, 28 rounds of ammunition with two magazines, a laptop, 200 Saudi Riyals, Rs10,900 and two bags of literature on 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....
The 22-year-old suspect was taken into custody and moved to an undisclosed place for further investigation. According to an official, a man came to help the suspect soon after he was taken into custody and that man was also moved to an undisclosed place for investigation.

When asked, a police official said the suspect has links with a terror group and that because he was being investigated by another law enforcement agency, the police did not have further details about the case.

Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Salahuddin Kombat Kronicle
Iraqi officials impose curfew on Sharqat after ISIS artillery attack

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Mayor of Sharqat district, Ali al-Dawdah, announced on Monday, the killing of two children in a mortar shelling carried out by the Islamic State, while pointed out that security forces imposed a curfew in the district due to the attack.

Dawdah said in a press statement, “The Islamic state shelled Sharqat District with mortar shells that fell near a school in Sabkha area, killing teo children.”

“The Islamic State mobilized its members in Zawya area and attacked security forces that repulsed their offensive,” Dawdah added.

“The extremist group also strengthened its positions north of the province, while security forces imposed a curfew in the area due to the attack,” he further added.

Earlier today, members of the Islamic state tried to sneak into Sharqat and cut Mosul-Tikrit road, but the attack was foiled by security forces.

Iraqi forces repel ISIS attack in Baiji

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Mayor of Baiji District in Salahuddin Province, Mohamed al-Jabouri, announced on Monday, that security forces repulsed a violent attack launched by the Islamic State’s militants on a village, north of the district.

Jabouri said in a statement, “Security forces repelled a violent attack launched by the Islamic State’s militants on Mohamed al-Mousa village, in northern the district.”

“The clashes are still ongoing,” Jabouri added.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces managed in October 19, 2015, to liberate the district of Baiji, north of Salahuddin, and expelled members of the Islamic State of it.

More Iraqi reinforcement pour into Baiji

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.om) A security source in Salahuddin province revealed, that large military reinforcements, backed by Army Aviation, arrived in the district of Baiji, to deter the attacks launched by the Islamic state, north of the Province, Alsumaria reported on Monday.

“Extra military troops arrived in the district, at noon today, to deter the attacks launched by the Islamic state, north of Baiji,” the source told Alsumaria News.

“Army Aviation also will participate in the repulsion of the Islamic State’s attack,” the source added.

Earlier today, Mayor of Baiji announced repulsing a violent attack launched by the Islamic State on Mohamed al-Mousa village, north of Baiji.
Posted by: badanov || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mosul Offensive News
Iraqi kops liberate al-Intisar area of Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) We are Coming, Nineveh announced on Monday liberating al-Intisar neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul, from the Islamic State’s control, and raised Iraqi flag over its buildings.

Commander of operations, Major General Abdel Amir Yarallah, said in a brief statement, “Federal Police forces liberated al-Intisar neighborhood in eastern Mosul, and raised Iraqi flag over its buildings.”

“The security forces inflicted heavy material and human losses on the enemy,” Yarallah added.

Earlier today, We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations Command announced, that Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces liberated northern Karama neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul.
Posted by: badanov || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Curfew imposed in Samarra after armed attacks on police
[RUDAW.NET] Iraqi security forces have imposed a curfew in Samarra, 125 kilometers north of Baghdad, following armed attacks on two cop shoppes on Monday.

"A number of holy warriors wearing boom jackets attacked a cop shoppe in Samarra. Security forces repelled their attack, killed two of the suicide kaboomers and besieged the rest in the cop shoppe. The security forces have imposed their control over the site," said the Iraq War Media Office in a statement.

At least seven coppers are said to have been killed. Clashes are ongoing.
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Car bombing kills at least 50 in Iraqi capital
[AA.TR] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has strongly condemned the kabooms that hit Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday that killed at least 50 and injured dozens.

"We are sure that these kind of heinous attacks will not discourage the Iraqi government or the Iraqi people," a written statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, expressing condolences for the families of the victims.

"The cooperation between both countries to fight terrorism will continue to grow stronger," it added.

Earlier reports suggested that at least 31 people were killed in a car-kaboom that shook Baghdad's Shia-majority Sadr City district, local Police Officer Ahmed Khalaf told Anadolu Agency.

No group has yet grabbed credit for Monday’s bombing, but Iraqi officials typically blame such attacks on the ISIS terrorist group, which overran vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq in 2014.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the entire 614th quadrant searched. The Green Lensman must be found!...
Baghdad Operations Command’s Spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan had announced that other three separate kabooms left many dead and injured in northern Baghdad.
Ynet adds:
ISIS boom-mobile killed 24 people in Baghdad's Sadr City district on Monday and the snuffies also attacked two cop shoppes in the city of Samarra as Iraqi forces fought to oust the group from djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, its last major stronghold in Iraq.

At least four other attacks across Baghdad, some also claimed by ISIS, killed nine more people earlier in the day, bringing the total corpse count from bombings in the capital over the past three days to more than 60.

In the attacks in Samarra, about 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, security sources said multiple gunnies wearing boom jackets had killed at least seven coppers. Clashes between the security forces and the gunnies continued and an indefinite curfew was imposed on the city, the sources said
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Police arrest 17 men from the northern Israel suspected of drugs and arms trade
[Ynet] The Israel Police locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
17 men in their 20s from northern Israel who are suspected of being involved in drugs and arms trade, it said Monday.

The suspects were arrested in a raid of their homes that included some 200 officers, during which drugs, cash money and five vehicles were also seized.
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U.S.-led airstrikes kill 4 Fateh al-Sham commanders in Idlib
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] U.S.-led air strikes on Sunday killed 4 senior commanders of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
in northern Idlib province,sources said.

... killed in two air strikes. The first targeted a car carrying Khatab al-Qahtani, Fateh al-Sham Emir in Hazzano and Abo Motasim al-Deri, Shariah principal in the town...
Field source said the commanders of formerly known Nusra Front were killed in two air strikes. The first targeted a car carrying Khatab al-Qahtani, Fateh al-Sham Emir in Hazzano and Abo Motasim al-Deri, Shariah principal in the town.

The second air raid conducted in the town of Sarmada, targeted a vehicle carrying Abo Omar Turkistani, a commander in the front and another commander was not possible to identify, and both were killed as well.
We had the news about Abu Omar's demise yesterday.
People in the northern countryside of Idlib reported to Zaman al-Wasl that US-alliance warplanes kept flying all the day in Northern countryside of Idlib and Western countryside of Aleppo before being able to target the four commanders.

The liquidation operations followed the nationwide ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and had been announced by Russia Dec. 28 and put in effect Thursday Dec 29 midnight Syria's time. The Syrian ceasefire excluded Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and 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....
The ceasefire agreement was not clear in the beginning in regard to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham when Russian announced the cease fire truce, as the Syrian opposition factions did not mention excluding it from the agreement, while Tukey mentioned that the agreement excluded all organization on UN’s terrorist list, till Russia made clear and excluded the Front from the agreement.
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#1  It would be one thing to carpet bomb a town, or a large military installation and, as a bonus, get the commanders.
But this precise targeting must be driving their counter intel guys nuts. HOW DID THEY KNOW? WHO DO THEY HAVE ON THE INSIDE? And the counterintel guys might be suggesting/requring various moves, transfers, purges, extra comm security, etc. all reducing efficiency.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 01/03/2017 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2  We too are killing ourselves at an alarming rate. Your cellie is not your friend.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/03/2017 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  if we're smart we are using ISIS intel in AlQ territory and AlQ intel in ISIS territory to get targets.
Posted by: lord garth || 01/03/2017 14:55 Comments || Top||


Rebels freeze talks on peace conference due to ceasefire violations
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian rebel groups said on Monday they had decided to freeze any talks about their possible participation in Syrian peace negotiations being prepared by Moscow in Kazakhstan unless the Syrian government and its Iran-backed allies end what it said were violations of a ceasefire.

In a statement, the rebel groups also said that any territorial advances by the army and Iran-backed militias that are fighting alongside it would end the fragile ceasefire brokered by Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, which back opposing sides, that came into effect on Friday.

"The regime and its allies have continued firing and committed many and large violations," said the statement signed by a number of rebel groups.
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Syrian warbirds hit rebel targets at Wadi Barada
BEIRUT: Syrian government warplanes resumed their bombardment of a rebel-held valley near Damascus on Sunday after nearly 24 hours with no air raids, a rebel official and monitors said, during the third day of a fragile cease-fire.

The truce deal, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict and welcomed unanimously by the United Nations Security Council, has been repeatedly violated since it began, with warring sides trading the blame.

Rebels on Saturday warned they would abandon the truce if the government side continued to violate it, asking the Russians, who support President Bashar Assad, to rein in army and militia attacks in the valley by 8 p.m.

Bombardments ceased before that time — although some clashes continued — but began again late on Sunday.

It was not immediately clear if the rebels would abandon the truce as a result. Like previous Syria cease-fire deals it has been shaky from the start with repeated outbreaks of violence in some areas, but has largely held elsewhere.

The raids hit areas of Wadi Barada, where government forces and their allies launched an operation more than a week ago, a spokesman for the Jaish Al-Nasr rebel group and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

There was a “fierce attack and attempt by Assad and Shiite militias to raid Wadi Barada” from nearby hills, the rebel spokesman, Mohammed Rasheed, said.

State media and the Observatory said hundreds of people had left Wadi Barada in the past day for government-controlled areas nearby.
Earlier on Sunday government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the southern Aleppo countryside, the Observatory and rebel officials said.

Government forces also advanced overnight against rebels in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, seizing 10 farms, the Observatory said.

A second rebel official suggested that low-level clashes on the ground would not necessarily derail the truce, but that air strikes were a “clear violation.”

Russia’s defense ministry has accused the insurgents in turn of violating the cease-fire numerous times.

A military news outlet run by Lebanese group Hezbollah, an ally of Assad, said the Syrian army had been targeting militants from the former Nusra Front both in southern Aleppo province and in Wadi Barada.

The army has said the group, previously Al-Qaeda’s Syria branch, is not included in the cease-fire deal but rebels say it is — just one point of friction and confusion in the deal which could lead to its collapse.

The latest truce agreement is the first not to involve the United States or the United Nations — a reflection of Moscow’s growing diplomatic influence after a long campaign of Russian air strikes helped Assad recapture the northern city of Aleppo last month.

That victory has greatly strengthened the president’s position as the warring sides prepare for peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana this month.

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Rooshun warbirds pound ISIS positions near al-Bab
[ARA News]. Aleppo – Russian warplanes on Monday launched several airstrikes near the city of al-Bab in Syria’s northern Aleppo Governorate, targeting Islamic State’s (ISIS) tactical units and fighting positions.

The Russian air raids destroyed at least five ISIS strongholds in the western and northern suburbs of al-Bab city, killing and wounding dozens of ISIS militants.

This comes amid heavy clashes between ISIS and Turkey-backed rebels of the Euphrates Shield Brigades.

“The Russian air cover helped the Turkish forces and allied rebels to advance towards Oqail Hill in northern al-Bab,” media activist Muhammad al-Jassim told ARA News.

al-Jassim, who accompanied the Euphrates Shield Brigades during the clashes on Monday, reported that ISIS was able to repel the rebels’ progress towards the city through improvised explosive devices and landmines.

“The Russian airstrikes came in support of the Turkey-backed groups as part of a recent agreement to intensify cooperation in the fight against ISIS,” al-Jassim told ARA News.

According to observers, if the Russian support to the Turkey-led offensive on al-Bab continues, the Euphrates Shield Brigades may take control of the city very soon.
Posted by: badanov || 01/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Taliban Edition


Taliban impose price controls on food
Hayek they are not
They don't teach Hayek in madrassehs. They're not real big on cause and effect, either.
Cause and effect are both subject to Allah's whim as he recreates the universe without telling anyone he changed it, so really there's no point in learning something so temporary.
Kunduz residents and officials on Monday complained that the Taliban recently imposed price regulations on goods being sold in some areas in the province.

According to locals, the Taliban have capped prices of certain goods including foodstuffs and rental prices of vehicles. They have also reportedly banned the sale of imported frozen white meat.

They said the Taliban is exploiting a weak local government and state that government should be ashamed.

“This indicates the weakness of government’s sovereignty, the government must take action and prevent Taliban from such moves, government must undertake military operations and hit the Taliban’s main centers,” said senator Safiullah Hashimi.

“This has happened in Chahardara district, several areas in Chahardara are under the control of the Taliban,” said a member of Kunduz’s provincial council Ghulam Rabbani Rabbani.

Residents warned that if they are allowed to get away with this, there will be serious consequences for government.

“This quite shameful for the government, it was supposed to be announced by the government and not the Taliban,” said a resident of Kunduz Shuja.

This new development comes a week after the Taliban reportedly carried out a public lashing against six people accused of theft in Qarabaghi district of Ghazni province.

“Military operations need to be launched, is there corruption, why have operations not started. We are two months away from spring, they must tackle Taliban now,” said another resident Ejazulhaq.
Ghazni Police Chief Aminullah Amarkhail also said that some Taliban commanders and their relatives had raped girls in Ghazni province.

“The entire people of Ghazni are aware that large numbers of Taliban commanders and their relatives are involved in sexual assaults against women; if they (Taliban) claim to be the defenders of the Sharia (Islamic laws), then Taliban must implement Sharia on their own commanders,” said Amarkhail.

According to Amarkhail, the Taliban’s Quetta Shura (council) has also suspended several key Taliban commanders in Ghazni following their defeat by the Afghan security forces.

But, security institutions have said that by suspending commanders, the Taliban is trying to mislead the public into believed they have not faced major setbacks on the battlefields.
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#1  Mullah Gerald Al-Ford: "Whip Inflation Naow"
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