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Belgium charges pair over fake papers for jihadist in Paris, Brussels attacks
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Afghanistan
Four Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kapisa Operation
At least four Taliban insurgents were killed in north-eastern Kapisa province in an ongoing operation on Wednesday, local officials said.

In addition, three other insurgents were injured.

The operation was launched under name of “Ghubar 7” in the province a week ago and is still ongoing in Tagab district to clear all insurgents, a police security official, Mohammad Massoud Chardara, said.

“On Wednesday, Peruzkhil and Sarkandeyan villages which were insecure were cleared of insurgents,” he said adding that “one policeman was killed and another injured during the operation after a roadside mine went-off.”

In the meantime, the residents of Tagab said that more than a thousand families have been displaced due the ongoing operation and they need emergency assistance.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [374 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Tripoli militia declares State of Emergency
There are unconfirmed reports tonight that one of capital’s leading militias, the Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade of Haitham Tajouri, has declared a state of emergency following today’s apparent seizure of three ministries.

While Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj was in Cairo meeting Egyptian president Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, militiamen backing Khalifa Ghwell and his resurrected Government of National Salvation attacked the ministries of Defence, Labour and Martyrs’ Families, Wounded and the Missing.

PC spokesmen Ashraf Al-Tulty insisted that attempts to occupy the ministries had been seen off. Another PC source said that at least two of the buildings had been re-taken.

Nevertheless Ghwell broadcast this afternoon from what seemed to be the defence ministry. He said that the PC and the Government of National Accord had failed. Conditions had gone from bad to worse since they arrived. The Skhirat agreement was dead. The Libyan Political Agreement which had been imposed by foreigners was over. It was now time for a Libyan Libyan agreement.

“The National Salvation Government is open for cooperation with all military formations in establishing the state authority” he said, adding that what Libya needed was an end to armed militias.

It is also reported that Ghwell went to the labour ministry where all the employees had been gathered According to one of the people there, he told them to sit down and began speaking to them as if he were the prime minister. He asked about administrative problems and what the main issues were that they were facing.

Even if his militia followers have not held on to any of the ministries, Ghwell’s action today has further underlined the ineffectiveness of Faiez Serraj’s administration. Unpaid salaries, lack of cash at the banks, icy weather, floods, water shortages, power cuts, failing communications and collapsing security would seem to make the PC’s position increasingly desperate.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [483 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Suspect in Ivory Coast al Qaeda attack arrested in Mali
[REUTERS] Authorities in Mali have tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
a man believed to be linked to an al Qaeda attack on a beach resort town in neighboring Ivory Coast that killed 19 people early last year, Malian security officials said on Thursday.
The attack took place on March 13th; Ansar Dine/AQIM was suspected. Our first report on the subject was published the next day.
Gunmen shot swimmers and sunbathers in the town of Grand Bassam, 40 km (25 miles) from the commercial capital Abidjan, last March before storming into several hotels.

The suspect was arrested in the town of Gossi in northern Mali by French soldiers involved in a regional operation against Islamist Lion of Islam groups and was then handed over to Malian authorities.

Defence ministry front man Colonel Aboudoulaye Sidibe gave the suspect's name as Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheick.

"He was arrested by the French forces and transferred to the gendarmerie, which is carrying out investigation to determine the degree of his implication in the attack. He's being brought to (the capital) Bamako now," he said.

The arrest was confirmed to Rooters by Security Minister Salif Traore.

Both Ivory Coast and Mali have arrested suspects in the wake of the attack. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Islamist group's North African branch, grabbed credit and said it was Dire Revenge for La Belle France's military intervention in Mali.

Eleven Ivorians, including three special forces' soldiers, died in the attack. Four French citizens were killed and other foreign victims included citizens of Germany, Leb, Macedonia and Nigeria.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [420 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Arabia
Soddy kop shot in Dammam
Dammam – Security man, wearing plain clothes, was shot in Dammam by unknown assailants as the Eastern Region’s police announced the opening of investigations in the incident, which is considered the third of its kind during less than four months.
Is that the oil-rich strip populated by Shiites? Hmmm...
Security agencies started an investigation to find out reasons behind this incident and evidences, especially after the occurrence of two terrorist incidents in the city’s neighborhoods during the past period.

The police said that at 9.30 pm local time on Tuesday, Dammam police opened a case of shooting a security man, who was riding his own vehicle wearing plain clothes in Faiha neighborhood in Dammam.

However, neither the security man nor any of the pedestrians in the area were hurt.

Notably, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced a list of nine wanted in Qatif for being involved in terrorist acts.

Investigations showed that they were involved in targeting security men as they were behind the martyrdom of six security men and the injury of three others in one of the companies.

In October 25, 2016, two Saudi security personnel were shot dead after they came under heavy gunfire from an unknown source while returning from their workplace in Ras Tanura province.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [540 views] Top|| File under:


Yemeni troops attack Soddy base in Jizan
[al-Manar] The Yemeni army and popular forces’ artillery on Thursday hit gatherings of enemy Saudi soldiers in al-Montazah military base in Jizan province, a military official told Saba. The artillery also hit a military site of Saudi troops in Malhamah Mountain.

Moreover, the national forces bombed a Saudi military vehicle in al-Faraidha military base in the nearby the area, the official added.

The Yemeni army and popular committees also struck the Saudi-led mercenaries in different areas, frustrating their operations.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [433 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


US Airstrikes in Yemen Kill 3 Al-Qaeda Operatives
[SPUTNIKNEWS] WASHINGTON (Sputnik) -- Two US military Arclight airstrikes carried out in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
on December 29 and January 8, killed three operatives of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
, US Central Command front man Michael Meyer said in a statement. "Strikes against al-Qa'ida operatives in Yemen put consistent pressure on the terrorist network and prevent them from plotting and executing attacks against the U.S. and our allies," Meyer stated on Thursday. Both strikes took place in al-Baydah Governorate of Yemen, according to the Central Command. al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni and Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n branch of al-Qaeda, was established in 2009 and is a designated terrorist organization in the United States, Russia and many other nations.
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [497 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Hezbollah woman tries recruiting Saudi citizen for $2,000 a month
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Conspiracy charges have been pressed against a Saudi citizen for having links with Hezbollah, which has been designated a terrorist organization by several countries.

Saudi daily newspaper Okaz has reported that the suspect initiated contacts with al-Manar News Channel, owned by Hezbollah, with the intention to join and fight for the Lebanese murderous Moslem group.

Al-Manar assigned a woman to recruit the unnamed suspect to carry out tasks in return for a monthly payment of $2,000 (SAR 7,500) the report said. The Public Prosecutor demanded the suspect be indicted in accordance with Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s Cybercrime Prevention Act.

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) labelled Hezbollah a "terrorist" organization last year, effectively banning the group in the region.

Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [471 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Not gonna get much of a Saud with that cabbage.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/13/2017 10:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Shipman dear, that was truly egregious. :-D
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/13/2017 11:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Al-Manar? Now why would they expect Al-Manar to have terrorist...uh...contacts.....oh, yeah.

Nevermind
Posted by: Frank G || 01/13/2017 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, but how much for the goat? Asking for a goatherding friend.
Posted by: Regular joe || 01/13/2017 11:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Does their pee smell like goats?
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 01/13/2017 15:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Not if they have been eating asparagus....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/13/2017 16:32 Comments || Top||

#7  My friend says ISIS has plenty of goats. Hezbollah, not so much. Shias getting shorted on goats again.
Posted by: Regular joe || 01/13/2017 19:39 Comments || Top||


Europe
Belgium charges pair over fake papers for jihadist in Paris, Brussels attacks
[AlAhram] Belgian authorities have charged two people with supplying fake documents to an 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....
Death Eater involved in the November 2015 attacks in Gay Paree and who later carried out a suicide kaboom on the Brussels metro, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Belgian police detained a man and a woman in a house search on Wednesday, prosecutors said. The woman, identified as Meryem E. B., was released under strict conditions. The man, named as Farid K., remained in jug. He is also charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist organization.

"They are suspected of having provided Khalid El Bakraoui with the false documents later used in preparation for the Gay Paree attacks," prosecutors said in a statement.

Khalid El Bakraoui was involved in planning the attacks in Gay Paree on the evening of Nov. 13 2015 in which 130 people were killed. He then went kaboom! in the Brussels metro last March, as part of coordinated attacks that killed 32 people.

Bakraoui rented, under a false name, an apartment in the city's Forest borough where police hunting Gay Paree suspect Salah Abdeslam killed another suspected Death Eater in a raid weeks before the attacks in Brussels. He is also believed to have rented a safe house in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi used in preparation for the Gay Paree attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [672 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe migrant colonist briefs
Austria police investigate Afghans over New Year's sexual assaults

[Ynet] Austrian police are investigating six Afghan refugees rapefugees over sexual attacks on 18 women during New Year's Eve celebrations in the western province of Tyrol, a police officer involved with the case said on Monday. One man has confessed and apologised but the other five deny the accusations, Ernst Kranebitter of the Tyrol police force said, adding that police had made no arrests yet pending the end of their investigation.

The women reported that assailants had groped and tried to kiss them that evening as they stood in or near a crowded central square in the city of Innsbruck for a concert and fireworks display. Some women said they had been clasped by a man from behind while others groped their breasts and genitals.

Court backs Swiss that Muslim girls must attend swim class

[Ynet] Europe's court of human rights has rejected an appeal by a Turkish-born couple who were fined in Switzerland for keeping their daughters out of mixed-gender, mandatory public-school swimming lessons for reasons linked to their Muslim faith. The European Court of Human Rights decision upholds a Swiss federal court ruling that education officials had not violated the family's rights of freedom of conscience and religion in the case in Basel dating to 2008.
That's eight years ago. No doubt the girls never took a single class, but at least other little boys and girls won't have that option.
In a summary of the ruling announced Tuesday, the European court based in Strasbourg, France, acknowledged "interference" in freedom of religion but that public school had a "special role" in integration, particularly of children of foreign origin. Such issues of compulsory public education and religious belief have prompted similar cases in neighboring Germany and Liechtenstein in recent years.

Aid agencies sound alarm over freezing Balkans weather as migrant deaths reported

[AlAhram] Dozens of migrants are at risk of freezing to death in Europe after heavy snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures hit Greece and the Balkans, aid agencies said on Wednesday. Central and southeastern Europe have been gripped by freezing weather and snowstorms for days, with night-time temperatures dropping below minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) in some areas.

The Missing Migrants Project, set up by the U.N. migration agency (IOM), has recorded 11 migrants deaths in the Mediterranean since the start of the year, including four who died of hypothermia at Europe's land borders with Turkey. In the past 10 days a Somali woman was found dead from suspected hypothermia in Bulgaria and an Afghan man died in northern Greece, while last Friday two Iraqi men were found frozen to death near the Turkish-Bulgarian border, according to local media reports compiled by the project.

Some 800 boat migrants rescued during break in weather: Italian coast guard

[AlAhram] Some 800 migrants were plucked from flimsy rubber boats on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said, as Libya-based people smugglers took advantage of a window of good mid-winter weather to send them to sea. Italian coast guard vessel Diciotti and two ships run by humanitarian groups, the Aquarius and the Golfo Azzurro, went to the rescue of a total of six rubber boats in international waters off the coast of Libya, the coast guard said.

Mathilde Auvillain, a spokeswoman for SOS Mediterranee which co-runs the Aquarius, said they aided a small wooden boat carrying 26 people, mostly Nigerians, on Wednesday, while 123 were taken off a rubber dinghy on Thursday. After several days of rough seas, weather conditions improved on Wednesday evening and were expected to remain calm until Friday evening, she told Reuters by telephone. Among the 149 rescued by the Aquarius were people from Nigeria, Sudan, Guinea, and Bangladesh, Auvillain said.

"We are expecting another long year. There's no sign that things are going to improve. So far this winter we have had no rest. We have not gone a full week without a rescue."

Last year a record 181,000 boat migrants, mostly from Africa, reached Italy. The majority paid Libyan people traffickers to make the journey.

France restricts travel for minors over jihadi trip fears

[Ynet] France's government has quietly backtracked on a policy that allowed children to leave the country without their parents' permission, after years of complaints from families of radicalized teens who left to join extremist groups.

The new rules requiring parental permission go into effect Sunday, five years after the government lifted the restriction with little fanfare, citing a need to streamline bureaucracy.

At the time, the war in Syria was picking up and France became Europe's largest source of recruits in the war zone, notably for the Islamic State group. Families said they were blindsided when their teenage sons and daughters were allowed to pass through border control no questions asked and even leave Europe's passport-free zone for Turkey.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [375 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Iraq
Mosul Offensive News


Iraqi militias receive reinforcements

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Large troop reinforcements arrived on early Thursday in western Mosul preparing for a new phase of operations by pro-Iraqi government militias against Islamic State militants.

A statement by the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said the reinforcements arrived late Wednesday preparing for the “sixth phase” of operations in western Mosul.

Last November, al-Hashd al-Shaabi ended a fifth phase of their operations by retaking a military airbase and besieging the strategic IS stronghold town of Tal Afar. But news concerning the militias’ intention to invade the town were conflicting. Fears have been voiced by regional Sunni powers, such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, that the involvement of the Shia-predominated al-Hashd in Tal Afar’s liberation could result into sectarian consequences with the Sunni residents of the town.

Since operations to retake Mosul launched in October, Iraqi forces, backed by an aerial cover from a US-led military coalition, have become in control over nearly 50 out of 84 districts in eastern Mosul, and commanders declared earlier this week they had reached the eastern bank of the Tigris River, which bisects the city. IS still maintains strongholds in the west.

Iraqi military media have put the number of IS militants killed since the launch of operations in October at at least 1757.

The conflict in Mosul has forced more than 173.000 civilians to flee homes in the city.

6 ISIS troops, including Big Turban die in Mosul airstrike

Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) A senior Islamic State leader was killed on Thursday along with companions when their camp was hit in an Iraqi army airstrike in central Mosul.

The strike on al-Amel district was carried out based on an intelligence tip-off, according to the defense ministry’s War Media Cell.

Federal Police also reported they have killed five IS suiciders after an attempted attack on the forces in Sumer district, which police recaptured earlier on Thursday.

Since operations to retake Mosul launched in October, Iraqi forces, backed by an aerial cover from a US-led military coalition, have become in control over nearly 50 out of 84 districts in eastern Mosul, and commanders declared earlier this week they had reached the eastern bank of the Tigris River, which bisects the city. IS still maintains strongholds in the west.

Iraqi generals said recently they had reached the eastern bank of the Tigris River which separates the city’s east and west, and hope to recapture the east soon to move towards IS western hideouts.

Iraqi military media have put the number of IS militants killed since the launch of operations in October at at least 1757.

The conflict in Mosul has forced more than 173.000 civilians to flee homes in the city.

Iraqi militia troops capture villages in western Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) recaptured a village in western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Thursday, the commander of joint security operations in Nineveh said.

Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah said PMU recaptured the village of Hajaf, south of Tal Abta, and raised the Iraqi flag at its buildings.

His announcement came hours after al-Hashd al-Shaai’s media reported the arrival of large military reinforcements to western Mosul as the troops announced starting a 6th phase of operations against Islamic State strongholds in western Mosul.

Last November, al-Hashd al-Shaabi ended a fifth phase of their operations by retaking a military airbase and besieging the strategic IS stronghold town of Tal Afar. But news concerning the militias’ intention to invade the town were conflicting.

Since operations to retake Mosul launched in October, Iraqi forces, backed by an aerial cover from a US-led military coalition, have become in control over nearly 50 out of 84 districts in eastern Mosul, and commanders declared earlier this week they had reached the eastern bank of the Tigris River, which bisects the city. IS still maintains strongholds in the west.

Iraqi military media have put the number of IS militants killed since the launch of operations in October at at least 1757.

The conflict in Mosul has forced more than 173.000 civilians to flee homes in the city.

93 ISIS troops now pining for the fjords in Mosul

Nineveh (Islamic State) 93 Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes that targeted areas in eastern and western Mosul on Tuesday, security and local sources told Alsumaria News.

A security source said Iraqi army fighter jets killed 90 militants when they bombed the district of eastern Yaramja. They said two cannon-supplied trucks were destroyed in the strike.

In western Mosul, a local source said a drone pounded a vehicle driven by Islamic State militants, killing three, including a senior member in charge of the extremist group’s prison in the western region: a Mosul resident who became in charge just two weeks earlier.

Iraqi joint government forces, backed by fighter jets and advisers from a US-led military coalition, have been carrying out a major campaign since October to retake Mosul, IS’s last urban stronghold in Iraq which fell to the group in 2014.

Forces have recently reached the eastern bank of the Tigris River which bisects the city, becoming in control over more than 70 percent of that area, and hope to move forward to the west, were militants still control several strongholds.

Conflict in the city has forced 173.000 civilians to flee to refugee camps, and the existence of civilians has proved to be a remarkable hindrance to a faster pace of operations.

Security forces capture Salam district in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations Command announced on Thursday liberating al-Salam District in the eastern side of the city of Mosul.

Lieutenant General Abdel Amir Yarallah, Commander of Operations, said in a press statement, “Federal Police’s Rapid Intervention Forces liberated al-Salam District in the eastern side of 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 liberating the areas of Somer and Saheroun, in the eastern side of Mosul.

Iraqi militia group captures 3 villages in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Nineveh Province revealed that the forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi managed to liberate three villages in Tal Abta, in western Mosul, and kill several terrorists, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “Forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi managed, today, to liberate the villages of al-Hayaniyah, al-Tal al-Janoubi and al-Hajaf in Tal Abta area, in western Mosul.”

“Security forces also managed to remove improvised explosive devices from the villages and kill several terrorists,” the source further added.

Earlier today, security forces liberated al-Salam District in eastern Mosul, and raised Iraqi flag over its buildings.

Iraqi forces link up in Mosul

BAGHDAD/IRBIL, Iraq: Iraqi forces joined flanks in northern Mosul and drove back Daesh militants in the southeast on Thursday in a renewed push that has brought them closer to controlling the eastern half of the city.

Forces from the elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) took control of 7th Nissan and Sadeeq districts, linking up with army troops that had pushed through Al-Hadba neighborhood, CTS spokesman Sabah Al-Numan told Reuters.

“This is considered contact between the troops of the northern front and CTS. This... will prevent any gap between the axes which the enemy could use,” he said by phone. “The enemy is now located only in front of the troops, not at their sides.”

Al-Numan said more than 85 percent of eastern Mosul was now under control of pro-government forces, up from nearly 75 percent a week ago.

Brett McGurk, Washington’s envoy to the US-led coalition backing the Iraqi offensive with air strikes, training and advice, called the link-up a “milestone” and said in a tweet that Islamic State’s defenses were weakening.

The campaign to recapture Mosul, Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Iraq and the largest urban center anywhere in the sprawling territory it once controlled, has pushed ahead with renewed vigor since the turn of the year after troops got bogged down inside the city in late November and December.

New tactics, including a night raid, better defenses against suicide car bomb attacks and improved coordination between the army and security forces operating on different fronts, have helped forge momentum, US and Iraqi officers say.

When it launched the offensive in October, the Iraqi government hoped to have retaken the city by the end of 2016, but Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said in December it could now take another three months to drive the militants out.

Iraqi forces capture 2 districts in Mosul

[al-Manar] The Iraqi army and security forces, backed by the mobilization forces and allies, managed on Thursday to liberate Hajaf, Hayane and Tal Janobi villages in western Mosul from ISIL takfiri group, inflicting heavy losses upon its terrorists.

Command of “Nineveh, We’re Coming” operations had earlier announced on Thursday the liberation of two other neighborhoods in the eastern side of Mosul.

The operations commander lieutenant general Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah said in a statement that the Iraqi federal police managed on Thursday to liberate Somar and Saheroun neighborhoods.

Heavy losses were inflicted upon ISIL Takfiri terrorists, Yarallah said, adding that the Iraqi flag was raised on several building in the two liberated neighborhoods.

Tens of thousands of troops launched a huge offensive to retake Mosul, ISIL’s last major bastion in Iraq, and areas around it on October 17.

Over the past two weeks, Iraqi forces have overran several districts and reached the Tigris River that runs through the heart of the city for the first time.

Mosul is split by the Tigris River, with the east side referred to as the left bank and the west as the right.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [357 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi airstrike smokes 4 ISIS troops near Ramadi


Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Anbar Province revealed that four members of the Islamic State were killed in an air strike that was targeting an anti-aircraft weapon, west of Ramadi, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

According to the source, the international coalition air force bombarded, at noon today, a vehicle belonging to the Islamic State carrying an anti-aircraft weapon in al-Jamiyah area, in Central Qaim (350 km west of Ramadi.

The air strike destroyed the vehicle and weapon completely, as well as killing four members of the Islamic State, the source added.

The US-led international coalition is conducting several air strikes on headquarters, hideouts and strongholds belonging to the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq for more than two years now.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [505 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


1 dead in bombing attack in al-M’alef area


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An informed source revealed that one person was killed and four others were wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device, south of Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said that an improvised explosive device, emplaced near shops in al-M’alef area south of Baghdad, exploded at afternoon today, killing one person and wounding four others.

Security forces cordoned off the area of explosion, and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the body to the forensic medicine department, the source added on condition of anonymity.

The capital, Baghdad, is witnessing several attacks using booby-trapped vehicles and explosive vest, as well as separate attacks against civilians and security forces.
Posted by: badanov || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [445 views] Top|| File under:


ISIS fighters shoot EACH OTHER in the chaos following UK missile and drone raids on jihadi targets in Mosul
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Tornados targeted a lorry bomb and armoured truck operated by ISIS on Monday

  • The next day, a Reaper eliminated a mortar team and a group of ISIS fighters

  • The confusion caused ISIS forces to shoot each other, during Battle for djinn-infested Mosul
    ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...

  • Recapturing Mosul after more than two years of ISIS rule would probably spell the end of the Iraqi side of the group's self-declared caliphate
Posted by: Fred || 01/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [691 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  'Friendly fire is never friendly.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/13/2017 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Medals are to be awarded. Postumously of course
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 01/13/2017 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Visualizing Obumble handing out the aforesaid medals; and somehow I keep seeing right in the medal of the big ol' sprocket the word 'ACME' in high definition embossing......
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Islamic State fights losing battle in eastern Mosul
[REUTERS] The leaflet dropped from the skies over djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
urged 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....
snuffies to give themselves up. "Who will look after your families if you are killed?" read the message, found on the ground in an apartment complex on the city's northern edge.

Sent by the Iraqi government, it appears to have been ignored.

At the bottom of a stairwell in one of the apartment blocks lay the corpses of three snuffies who must have known they would lose against the overwhelming numbers and firepower of their opponents.

Iraqi forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition took the Hadba apartment complex several days ago as the campaign to drive Islamic State out of Mosul gains momentum in the city's east.

A tour arranged for Rooters to show Islamic State fights losing battle in eastern Mosuloff the government forces' latest gains showed how the Lion of Islams, though vastly outnumbered and overpowered, are still putting up a fight for their largest urban stronghold.

Beneath blankets thrown over their remains, the snuffies appear to have fought on even after being gravely maimed.

One had a makeshift splint on his leg, and a big skidmark of blood indicated a Lion of Islam may have dragged himself into cover, or been pulled by the others.

The lower half of one bully boy's body was blown off before he had a chance to detonate the suicide belt still tied around his waist.

"We came from here and hit him with a rocket," said an Iraqi soldier, retracing his steps through the outdoor passage they used to come up on the snuffies from behind.

The complex is made up of more than 160 blocks -- the three-storey buildings now giving Iraqi forces an added advantage over the enemy, which is being pushed back towards the Tigris river bisecting Mosul from north to south.

Some Iraqi units further south reached the banks of the Tigris over the weekend -- a milestone in the offensive that began when the elite counterterrorism service (CTS) pushed into Mosul from the east in October.

The western half of the city remains fully under Islamic State control and retaking it from Islamic State is likely to be complicated by narrow alleys.

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Up to 75% of Yazidi prisoners in Niniveh have been recovered.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF shuts down large illegal weapons shop in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Security forces raid workshop in the city of Hebron, seize lathes in ongoing crackdown.

Israeli forces raided and shut down an arms workshop in the West Bank town of Hebron
...Hamas Central in the West Bank...
overnight Wednesday, with the military calling it the biggest illegal weapons manufacturer found in the past year.

Forces uncovered two metal lathes in the workshop as part of what the army said is an ongoing effort to clamp down on weapons manufacturers and illegally held weapons in Paleostinian areas.

Forces have uncovered several arms workshops in Hebron and other West Bank cities as part of a bolstered effort to shut down arms manufacturing and running over the past year. A number of terror attacks have been carried out with makeshift rifles manufactured in underground workshops in the West Bank.

In other overnight operations in the West Bank forces incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
eight suspects, most of whom were sought for violent rioting against Israeli civilians and security forces, the army said.

The suspects were taken in for questioning.

The army said it also seized a vehicle in the town of Beit Ummar, southwest of Jerusalem, that had been used to transport rioters.
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#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/13/2017 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Might be a good site for a new settlement.
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#3  Second one in the last couple months.
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Southeast Asia
Army officer killed, 4 troops hurt in clash with Abu Sayyaf in Basilan
[NEWSINFO.INQUIRER.NET] An Army officer was killed while four other soldiers were maimed when government troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
bandidos in Sumisip, Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
, on Thursday.

Major Filemon Tan Jr., the spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, said the clash started past 7 a.m.

He said the military used its air assets against the bandidos.

Residents of Barangay Cabcaban, where the clash took place, have evacuated, a report stated.
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Abu Sayyaf Group Releases Video Threatening To Behead German Hostage Jurgen Kantner If Germany Fails To Pay Ransom
[IBTIMES] The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
bully boy group released a video threatening to behead a German hostage if Germany does not pay a $10 million ransom, SITE Intelligence Group reported Wednesday. Jurgen Kantner was captured last November along with his lover companion, who was rubbed out after she tried to escape.

"We are giving you an ultimatum to fulfill our demands. Failure to pay the ransom will cause the beheading of this German citizen," one of the three masked kidnappers dressed in black reportedly said in the video, which was released late Wednesday night. "To the German government, it seems that you are not paying attention to our demands because of your arrogance. Have you not learnt anything?"

The bully boy group captured 70-year-old Kantner from Malaysian waters, near Sabah state close to southern Philippines. The two were taken at gunpoint from a yacht. Kantner’s deceased companion was identified as Sabine Merz.
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Indonesians detained at Woodlands claimed to be preachers: Malaysian police
[CHANNELNEWSASIA] Eight Indonesians held at Singapore's Woodlands Checkpoint said they were preachers from the Tabligh Jamaat Islamic group, a senior Malaysian counter-terrorism official told Channel NewsAsia on Thursday (Jan 12).
Preachers. Simple preachers. Heavily-armed, simple preachers...
One of the eight, identified as Ridce Elfi Hendra, was found with one image of a shoe bomb and two images 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....
(IS), said Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay, principal assistant director of Special Branch’s counter-terrorism division.

"They claimed to be preachers from the Tablighi Jamaat
A group of itinerant Deobandi preachers who form one of al-Qaeda's recruiting arms...
movement, which is also sometimes known as Tabligh. They said they have been preaching in madrasahs (religious boarding schools) in Pattani, southern Thailand and then travelled down to Malaysia’s state of Perlis. They later came to Malacca to meet with a preacher there," said Ayub.

Tabligh Jamaat is a global Sunni Moslem missionary group.

"We will be investigating the madrasahs and the preacher whom they met with," Ayub added.

The men were in Malaysia from Jan 3 to 10 and claimed they were from Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia.

A senior Indonesian counter-terrorism official told Channel NewsAsia that "initial interrogation showed they were not IS members".

"They are just preachers. This is the result of our initial investigation," said the Indonesian official.

Ayub said the men tried to enter Singapore at 1.30am on Jan 10 and were detained by Singapore’s immigration authorities and deported to Malaysia. They were held by Malaysia’s Special Branch counter-terrorism officers at 2am.

They were deported to Indonesia’s island of Batam at 9am that same day and handed over to Indonesian police counter-terrorism taskforce Densus 88.

DEPORTEE HAD IMAGES OF SHOE BOMB, IS FIGHTERS

Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) confirmed on Thursday evening that the eight Indonesians - aged between 16 and 37 - were deported to Malaysia on Jan 10.

"One of them was found in possession of images of security concern, including that of a shoe-bomb as well as fighters from the terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria," MHA said.

"The Singapore authorities informed their Malaysian counterparts before the deportation," added a spokesperson for MHA.

According to Ayub, the Tabligh movement's teachings in Malaysia have been mostly peaceful and moderate.

"There have been only one or two cases at the most where its followers were found to be radical. They joined Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and the Malaysian Mujahidin Movement (KMM)," said Ayub.

JI is the regional terror group behind the devastating 2002 Bali bombings. KMM, which is also known as the Malaysian Militant Movement, is a turban group with links to JI, which believes in overthrowing the secular Malaysian government and replacing it with an Islamic state.

Tabligh has been described by Moslem scholars as apolitical and somewhat secretive. It was founded in 1927.

Its biggest annual event is a three-day prayer and fast held in Bangladesh that attracts millions and is believed to be one of the largest gatherings of Moslems in the world after the Haj pilgrimage.

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Israeli rockets hit military airport near Damascus
[Iran Press TV] A huge kaboom has rocked a Syrian Air Force installation southwest of the capital Damascus, after the Israeli regime launched a rocket attack against a designated target at the site.

The Israeli rockets struck the Mezzeh Military Airport, less than eight kilometers southwest of Damascus, early on Friday, and caused a large fire, but there has been no immediate report of casualties.

Syrian state TV quoted the army command as saying that the rockets, which it said were fired from an area close to the Sea of Galilee in the north of the Israeli-occupied Paleostinian territories, hit the airport’s compound.

Earlier reports said the rockets had targeted an arms depot at the military installation.

Several loud kabooms were reportedly heard after the attack against the major facility for the elite Elite Republican Guards.

The Syrian army also vowed to take Dire Revenge for the "flagrant" attack and "amputate the arms of the perpetrators."

"The Syrian army command and armed forces warn Israel of the repercussions of the flagrant attack and stresses its continued fight against (this) terrorism," it said in a statement.

The development came more than a month after the Israeli military fired missiles from within the occupied Paleostinian territory at the same Syrian army airbase outside Damascus.

"At 3:00 a.m., the Israeli enemy fired several surface-to-surface missiles from inside occupied territory," Syria’s official news agency SANA reported in December, citing a military source. The report said the Israeli missiles set off a blaze at the targeted site.

The Syrian military source called the missile attack against the Mezzeh airbase part of "desperate attempts by the Israeli enemy to support terrorist groups and raise their low morale."

The Mezzeh airbase reportedly hosts the headquarters of the Air Force Intelligence Directorate.
...and also a prison. According to the Rantburg archives, Israel has hit it several times already.
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#1  From the BBC in 2013:

Mezzeh military airport is an important strategic installation and plays a significant role in distributing the government's military supplies.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/13/2017 8:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Iran's airport to stock Hezbies?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/13/2017 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  I'll take "Iranian trans-shipment points" for $100, Alex.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/13/2017 11:55 Comments || Top||


Body of British chef who died fighting Islamic State found in Syria
[TELEGRAPH.CO.UK] The body of a British former chef killed fighting 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....
alongside a Kurdish militia in Syria has been recovered, according to Kurdish activists.

Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester, west Sussex, died last month in battle near the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original...
’s (Isil) self-declared caliphate.

After his death his body had been in the hands of Islamic State turbans.

The BBC reported that his body has now been recovered and taken to north-east Syria for an official autopsy.

Mr Lock, who had no military background, left to fight with the Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG) military force last August after telling his family he was going to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on holiday.

In a message on Facebook on 31 August, he wrote: "I’m on my way to Rojava. I lied about going to Turkey. I’m sorry I didn’t tell anyone. I love all of you and I will be back in six months."

He became the third British man to die fighting with the Kurds against so-called Islamic State.
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Syrian Army Pushes Daesh Out of Palmyra, Regains Full Control Over City
[SPUTNIKNEWS] The Syrian army managed to repel a ISIS attack on Palmyra, regaining full control over the embattled city, a source in militia reported.

Earlier, it was reported that the Syrian armed forces together with local militias were engaged in fierce fights against the ISIS holy warriors on the outskirts of the ancient city. Prior to that, media reports emerged alleging that ISIS has reentered Palmyra after being ousted from the city by Syrian troops with air support from Russia earlier in the year. "Let me repeat that Palmyra is under control of the army and militia. ISIS holy warriors are carrying out intense attacks, but they have been repulsed," the military source told RIA Novosti. According to Al Masdar news agency, the ISIS forces of Evil that entered the city were forced to flee after the Syrian Air Force's jets supported by Russian aviation bombed them. The Syrian Army with militias regained control over all slopes of the Tar Mountain near Palmyra. A number of the ISIS holy warriors have also been reported eliminated.
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At least seven killed in suicide attack in Syrian capital
[REUTERS] A powerful blast caused by a jacket wallah hit a heavily policed district of the Syrian capital on Thursday with at least seven killed, a police source told state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
The source was quoted by state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
as saying a suicide bomber blew himself in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood where some of Syria's main security installations are located.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which tracks violence across the country said the corpse count was expected to rise with several of the maimed in a critical condition.

Footage on state media showed splattered blood and wreckage of several cars with dozens of heavily armed security personnel at the site of the kaboom.

Last July a boom-mobile also hit Kafr Sousa near an Iranian school in an attack that killed several people in the area, close to the main Umayyad Square that connects the city with several highways.

Insurgents fighting to topple President Bashar al Assad say the district houses many recruits from Iranian-backed militias fighting alongside the army.

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Syrian Editions


3 die in bombing attack in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Three refugees were killed Thursday in a twin blast carried out by Islamic State militants north of Mosul, an Iraqi military source told Anadolu Agency.

Ahmed al-Mosawi, a brigadier general at the army’s 16th division, said two suiciders wearing explosive belts sneaked in the middle of refugees from Hadbaa area, and were heading towards security forces but blew themselves up once discovered by the officers.

The deaths included two men and a woman, while an eight-year-old child was wounded.

Military operations by the Iraqi government running since October to drive out Islamic State from Mosul have forced 173.000 people to flee their residences in the city. Hundred thousands others remain stranded into battlefields and are reportedly used as human shields. Many are also targeted upon attempting to flee Islamic State-held regions.

On Wednesday, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Lise Grande, said civilians represent 47 percent of casualties resulting from Mosul encounters.

There are more than 3 million internally-displaced people in Iraq, the UN says.

Iraqi officials and US generals backing government forces in their battles say IS could be defeated out of the city within 2-3 months. The number of militants killed since the launch of operations stands at more than 1800.

ISIS radio net hacked by anonymous
"Is this the party to whom I am speaking?"
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) An anonymous individual succeeded to hack the radio frequency of the Islamic State group, west of Mosul, and send a message to the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a local source told Alsumaria News on Thursday.

The source said, “An anonymous individual hacked, at noon today, the radio frequency of the Islamic State, west of Mosul, and sent a message to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that ‘Mosul will be liberated’.”

“The hacking is the first of its kind in areas west of Mosul that are considered a key headquarters for the extremist group. Members of the Islamic State suffered confusion due to the hacking,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

Noteworthy, the Islamic State is using a wireless communication system to launch attacks and give orders to its members.

19 die in ISIS mortar attack in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Nineveh Province revealed that a 23 civilians were either killed or wounded by an Islamic State’s shelling, while trying to leave a residential district in eastern Mosul, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “Today, members of the Islamic State group shelled al-Maliyah neighborhood, which was liberated earlier by the joint security forces, in eastern Mosul, killing 19 civilians and wounding four others.”

“Security forces rushed to the area of incident to evacuate bodies and provide treatment to the wounded.” The source explained. “The Islamic State’s members bombed the displaced amilies with mortar shells,” he added.

The Islamic State usually bombs the areas that were liberated by the joint security forces in Mosul, to target residents of these areas who refused to stand by it against security forces.

ISIS executes 2 in Hasakah

[ARA News] Shaddadi – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday executed two men in northeastern Syria after accusing them of supporting the Kurdish YPG forces and the US-led coalition, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

The ISIS-led al-Hisba Police arrested the two men in the village of Tel Jaer in the southern countryside of Hasakah Governorate earlier this week.

Muhammad al-Kankoul, 32, was accused by ISIS of joining the ranks of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). And Mazin al-Hussein, 29, was accused of leaking security information about ISIS movements in Margada town to the YPG and the US-led coalition.

“The Sharia Court in Margada order their execution on charges of apostasy and treason,” a local media activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

ISIS jihadists publicly executed al-Kankoul and al-Hussein in Margada town in the evening on Thursday, and their dead bodies were crucified on electricity poles, eyewitnesses said.

Margada is the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Hasakah Governorate. It is located on the administrative border between Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor Governorates. On December 4, the Kurdish YPG forces launched a major offensive to liberate Margada town.

Backed by the US-led coalition, the People’s Protection Units and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish, Arab and Assyrian militias, are reportedly pushing south along the Khabur River.
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