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ISIS sets ablaze Syria’s largest source of gas as Syrian Army closes on their positions
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Afghanistan
5 ISIS loyalists killed, 5 wounded in separate drone strikes in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed and five others were maimed in two separate dronezaps in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the two Arclight airstrikes were conducted by the foreign forces on Wednesday morning.

The statement further added that the first group of the gunnies were targeted in Haska Mina district, leaving at least 4 gunnies dead and three others maimed.

The Arclight airstrike was carried out around 9 am local time in Gorgori area of Haska Mina, the statement said, adding that the second group was targeted around 11:00 am in Achin district.

According to the police commandment, the big shot of ISIS loyalists Shahid Omar was killed and two others were maimed.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups including the ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the reports 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 last year.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban leaders among 32 killed in clashes, Helmand officials claim
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 32 holy warriors including three commanders of the Taliban group were killed in a 3-day fighting in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan, local officials claim.

Local officials are saying that the Taliban group launched a coordinated attack on Sangin district which was repulsed by the Afghan cops.

The officials further added at least 40 holy warriors were also maimed during the festivities with the Afghan cops.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Afghan forces were receiving close air support in their fight against the Taliban holy warriors.

The statement further added that the attack has been fully repulsed and the Afghan forces continue to their clearance operation.

The Taliban leaders killed during the festivities have been identified as Mullah Bashir, Mullah Jahhid, and Mullah Sher Agha.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [319 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Militants kidnap 2 doctors in Badghis province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The anti-government armed bandidos turbans have kidnapped two doctors in northwestern Badghis province of Afghanistan.

Local officials are saying the two doctors were working for the public health directorate and were kidnapped from Qads district.

The officials further added that the two doctors were on their way to visit a clinic in Qads district when they were stopped by the holy warriors.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the abduction of the two doctors and said a search operation is underway for their release.

The statement further added that the two doctors have been kidnapped by the Taliban turbans and have been taken to an unknown location.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban kill pregnant woman, execute another girl for rejecting marriage proposal
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Amid growing violence against the women across the country, the Talibs have killed at least two women on various charges only this week.

The Talibs executed a pregnant and a girl in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan in an apparent honor killing.

The local government officials said the pregnant was killed in the residence of her father late on Tuesday night.

Provincial governor’s front man Ahmad Navid Frotan said the woman had visited her father’s house three days ago in Yamgan district.

In the meantime, the provincial government media office in a statement said a maiden was rubbed out by the Taliban early on Wednesday in Khambel Yaftal village.

The statement further added that the girl was rubbed out in the presence of her family after the girl and her family repeated rejected marriage proposal from a local Taliban leader Mawlavi Saifullah.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the execution of the pregnant and the girl so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Another top ISIS leader Qari Munib banged in Nangarhar: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Another top leader 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 Qari Munib was also killed along with the senior ISIS commander Shahid Omar in 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.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Thursday that Qari Munib was among the 12 bandidos Death Eaters killed in Achin district.

MoD in a statement said the bandidos Death Eaters were killed in a series of Arclight airstrikes conducted in Achin and the two senior ISIS leaders were among those killed.

The statement further added that around 20 ISIS bandidos Death Eaters were killed overall in the past three days.

According to the defense ministry, the remaining 8 ISIS bandidos Death Eaters were killed in Deh Bala district of Nangarahr and at least 6 others were maimed in the two districts.

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

Shahid Omar was leading a group of at least 40 ISIS bandidos Death Eaters in Achin district and was killed on Tuesday in a US dronezap, the local officials said.

Provincial governor’s front man, Ataullah Khogyani, said Omar was likely hailing from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
province of Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Deadly fighting in Tripoli erupts. Again.
Heavy clashes in the far west Tripoli district of Janzour near Bridge 17 broke out tonight between Wirshefana militias and the Fursan Janzour brigade, with some sources suggesting up five people have been killed and 15 wounded.

The fighting over control of the bridge, currently held by the Fursan Janzur (“Janzour Knights”), is said to have started after an individua, allegedly a Wirshefani, was caught trying to steal a vehicle close to the bridge.

The Janzour Knights supposedly support the Presidency Council although they were formerly part of the former Libya Dawn alliance, while the Wirshefana forces back Khalifa Hafter. The latter want to take over the bridge and the surrounding area. They also regard Janzour as part of “their” area, although many residents are originally from the Jebel Nafusa.

Meanwhile in what a loosely related development in Tripoli’s upmarket Hay Andalus district, just west of the city centre, security vehicles have now been seen carrying stickers denoting them to be under the authority of the so-called National Salvation Government of Khalifa Ghwell.

The move is linked to the current rivalry between the so-called Hay Andalus Defence Operations Room which is part of the Mobile Forces militia, itself mainly based in Janzour, and the Rada (“Deterrence”) force which backs the Presidency Council.

Tensions have been rising in Hay Andalus over the past fortnight following the arrest by Rada of the operations room’s leader, Adel Sifau (also known as Shita). He is accused of drug dealing, kidnapping and numerous other crimes. A week ago, locals closed roads, demanding the removal of the operations room.

They also claimed that operations room militiamen and the Mobile Forces which were previously part of Libya Dawn alliance were now again backing Ghwell.

“The mobile forces are with the National Salvation Government and Ghwell because they are largely Amazigh and need allies against Rada,” said one local comentator. “They want the help of Salah Badi [a major ally of Ghwell] and his Samoud Front,” he added.
Posted by: badanov || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Five die and 15 wounded as LNA battles to take final Ganfouda position
[Libya Herald] What had seemed to be the end game for the bully boyz in Benghazi’s Ganfouda district a week ago has turned out to be a bloody siege of a group of apartment blocks which today cost the Libyan National Army five more dead and 15 maimed.

An unknown number of bully boyz is continuing to resist the LNA, whose casualties today came from the Saiqa Special Forces
...Libya's elite army unit, insofar as they have one, formed from a mixture of paratroopers and commandos. The group emerged from a militia with the same name in 2010. It now numbers a few thousand and reports to the Ministry of Defence. It deployed in Benghazi in an attempt to control the carnage. As a result, it has been attacked and several of its officers murdered. The force is popular in Benghazi for its stance against Ansar al-Sharia group...
An airforce jet scored what seemed to be a direct hit on the apartments sending up a huge plume of smoke and dust. But resistance does not appear to have slackened. One LNA source said that earlier in the day a group of bully boyz had tried to break through the army’s lines but had been beaten back.

The inability of the LNA to justify its claim of total victory a week ago is not only embarrassing but appears to be holding up moves to assault the remaining terrorist positions in the city’s downtown Sabri and Suq al-Hout districts. A number of units had been pulled out of Ganfouda and redeployed on the edge of these two remaining bully boy enclaves.

Soldiers have also today uncovered a mass grave in Ganfouda which contains an unknown number of bodies. Forensic experts are now examining the corpses, some of which appear to be quite recent. It is unclear if the dead are terrorists, civilians or captured members of the LNA.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Hospital murders following deadly Gasr Ben Gashir clashes
[Libya Herald] Following festivities that resulted in five people being killed in Gasr Ben Gashir yesterday, three who injured in the fighting are reported to have been murdered today while being treated in a local hospital.

Local gunnies are said to have stormed the al-Afia medical centre and shot the three in what is being seen as an act of Dire Revenge.

The three were from the Marghani family and related to local militia commander Salah Marghani. He is originally from Tarhouna, 40 kilometres from Gasr Ben Gashir.

Reports yesterday said the original festivities were due to attempts by Tarhuna traders, backed by Marghini militia, to assert control over the central vegetable market in Gasr Ben Gashir. Local merchants and their supporters resident. Known as Suq al-Ahad (Sunday market), it reputedly provides Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, 25 kilometres to the north, with some 50 percent of its vegetables.

As a wealthy institution, it is a prize target for money-hungry militias and local traders in the town had recently voiced their anger at attempts by Tarhouna traders supported by the Marghanis to control business there.

Following a meeting with local elders and security forces, schools in Gasr Ben Gashir have been closed in protest at the armed militias operating in the town, and roads in and out were reported blocked.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Sirte children injured playing with live rounds
[Libya Herald] Live 32 calibre small arms ammunition which went kaboom! when thrown onto a fire are reported to have injured three young people in western Sirte today.

The children aged between 13 and 15 were taken to Misrata hospital where their injuries were said not to be life-threatening.

Unwent kaboom! ordinance and mines still litter Sirte and the operation to clear the town of the danger has only just begun.

It was also reported today that 20 rockets had been found in a valley south of the town, along with the decomposing body of a man thought to be an IS terrorist. It is unclear if this is in the areas struck by US bombers eight days ago when some 90 terrorist suspects were killed.

Meanwhile Sirte mayor Mukhtar al-Madani is working on bringing back fellow citizens who, after fleeing the town when IS took over, have survived as Internally Displaced People elsewhere in country.

Madani today saw officials from Libya Telecom, the departments of education, housing, water and sanitation as he sought to restore basic services and re-establish some semblance of normality. He is continuing to press the Presidency Council to provide compensation to those whose properties were damaged or totally destroy in the Bunyan Marsous
...(al-Bunyan al-Marsous, Solid Base) An operation carried out by Misratan forces loyal to the Libyan Goverenment of National Accord to dislodge ISIS forces from Sirte. 2,500 turbans were reported killed in the operation, which lasted from May through December.GNA's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj officially announced the end of military operations on 18 December 2016...
operation to defeat IS.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Soddy soldier dies in fighting along border
[al-Manar] The Yemeni army and popular committees killed on Thursday a Saudi soldier in a border firefight, according to media reports.

A border guard post in Jizan province came under heavy Yemeni fire at 6:30 am (0330 GMT) on Wednesday, the Saudi interior ministry said.

The Yemeni army and popular committees also destroyed an armored vehicle for the Saudi-led mercenaries in Sarwah city.
Posted by: badanov || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Britain
Rotherham child sex gang shout 'Allahu Akbar' in court as they are jailed for 80 years for abusing girls
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Six members of child sex gang given sentences between 10 years and 20 years

  • Two of the defendants shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as they were led away from dock

  • The gang sexually abused two young Rotherham girls between 1999 and 2001

  • One victim fell pregnant aged 12 after being groomed with alcohol and drugs
Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [611 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  10 to 20 years is way to lenient
Posted by: lord garth || 02/03/2017 3:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Just for hurls, search for "rotherham" rape to get the full story.
Then, for worse, search for "rotherham" "multicultural boat" to get the story on how the authorities ignored, covered up, and in general looked the other way for ten years.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/03/2017 5:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Hey, what's the problem? They were just following their culture. Who are we to judge? All cultures are equally valid. /sarcasm
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/03/2017 9:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Then, for worse, search for "rotherham" "multicultural boat" to get the story on how the authorities ignored, covered up, and in general looked the other way for ten years.

And we're doing the same thing with the Idaho case.
Posted by: gorb || 02/03/2017 9:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Two of the defendants shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as they were led away from dock.

They should have just pulled those two from the line and shot them on the spot.
Posted by: Crusader || 02/03/2017 12:01 Comments || Top||

#6  If they're so happy with their sentences then give 'em some more.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/03/2017 18:49 Comments || Top||

#7  It is suspected that a number of police and other officials were paid off with access to girls the pimps controlled. Regardless there should have been arrest and prosecutions of those officials who let this happen on their watch.
Posted by: Jeasing Creque5352 || 02/03/2017 20:39 Comments || Top||

#8  and/or a bunch of suicides from those with consciences
Posted by: Frank G || 02/03/2017 21:47 Comments || Top||


Europe
Tunisian Held in Germany Linked to 2015 Tunis Museum Attack
[AnNahar] A Tunisian man tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in Germany on Wednesday on suspicion of recruiting for 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 is also accused of involvement in the deadly 2015 attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, German prosecutors said.

The 36-year-old is wanted by Tunisian authorities on suspicion of "participating in planning and carrying out" the attack.

He is also accused of involvement in the deadly jihadist assault on the border town of Ben Guerdane last March, the prosecutor's office in the western state of Hesse said in a statement.

Tunisian authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in June 2016, it added.

The suspect was taken into custody early Wednesday as police carried out sweeping anti-terror raids in Frankfurt and nearby towns.

"He did not offer any resistance," Alexander Badle, a front man for the Frankfurt prosecutor's office, told news hounds.

In Germany, the Tunisian national is suspected of recruiting for the IS jihadist group and of building a network of IS supporters with the goal of staging an attack in the country, he added.

Plans for the attack were still "at a very early stage", he said. "There was no concrete danger of an attack."

The suspect arrived in Germany as an asylum seeker in August 2015, the prosecutors said, after already living in the country for a decade some years earlier.

He was arrested the following August on an outstanding 2008 conviction for causing bodily harm.

After serving a 43-day sentence, he was kept in detention awaiting deportation to Tunisia before the authorities were forced to release him again.

"As the Tunisian authorities, despite repeated reminders from the German authorities, failed to supply the necessary deportation documents within the 40-day period, the suspect was released on November 4, 2016," the statement said.

He was kept under surveillance from the day of his release until his arrest on Wednesday, it added.

IS grabbed credit for the Bardo attack during which two gunnies shot up the museum, killing 21 foreign tourists and a police officer.

The Ben Guerdane attack last March saw dozens of heavily armed jihadists cross into the frontier town from Libya to launch coordinated attacks on police and army posts, killing seven civilians and 13 security personnel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/03/2017 11:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [942 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


'Allahu Akbar" machete man gunned down at Louvre
[AFP] A machete-wielding man who yelled "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") was shot and injured as he attacked security forces at the Louvre museum in Paris on Friday, police said.

One soldier was injured in the assault by the knifeman who was shot five times and is alive despite his serious injuries.

Two backpacks he was carrying did not contain explosives, city police chief Michel Cadot said.

Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called the attack "terrorist in nature" after the incident which led streets around the world-famous museum to be sealed off.

The shooting comes with France on its highest state of alert with thousands of troops patrolling the capital following a string of attacks in the last few years.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/03/2017 06:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [544 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps the French will one day get enough of them and push them all back into Africa. (Old Hansi picture of a German soldier marching out of the Alsace with his loot.)
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/03/2017 6:57 Comments || Top||

#2  "It's likely we'll never know his motive"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/03/2017 7:20 Comments || Top||

#3  French security forces need more range time.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/03/2017 7:36 Comments || Top||

#4  All in all, the story ended well.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/03/2017 10:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Five bullets and he is alive. Either they need more range time or their weapons are not powerful enough.

I suggest this one instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b7ynt960-s
Posted by: JFM || 02/03/2017 10:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Where's the anti-Muslim backlash?
Posted by: Raj || 02/03/2017 15:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Night terrors of Jacques! It's confusing:
The Muslims -- so sympa! -- accusing
His race of reaction
Despite their inaction,
And all while he's harmlessly snoozing.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 02/03/2017 17:38 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm on the road at the moment, so can't access it, but the Daily Mail reported the knifeman is an Egyptian who has been in the country for a year -- if someone would be so kind as to post the link, I'd be grateful.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/03/2017 18:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Dail Mail link per comment #8
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/03/2017 18:23 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
'Most wanted' Lyari gang war commander Baba Ladla killed by Rangers
[DAWN] Pakistain Rangers, Sindh, claimed to have killed notorious Lyari
...one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated. Lyari has few schools, substandard hospitals, a poor water system, limited infrastructure, and broken roads. It is a stronghold of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Ubiquitous gang activity and a thriving narcotics industry make Lyari one of the most disturbed places in Karachi, which is really saying a lot....
gang war commander Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla in a shootout early Thursday in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Lyari neighbourhood.

Two of Baba Ladla's close associates -- Sikandar alias Sikko and Mohammad Yaseen alias Mama -- were also killed in the encounter.

The "most wanted" suspects were involved in numerous terrorist incidents and heinous crimes, a Rangers blurb said.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of Ladla, the Rangers started an operation in Lyari's Phool Patti Lane area. Upon seeing them, the gangsters opened fire and lobbed hand grenades at the paramilitary personnel.


After an exchange of fire that lasted about 35 minutes, Baba Ladla and his two accomplices were killed in the encounter.

One Kalashnikov, a 9mm pistol, a 9mm mauser and a hand grenade were also recovered from their possession, a police statement said.

"The killing of Baba Ladla group [members] is a lesson for all those youngsters, who inspired by leaders like Baba Ladla are backing or linked to crimes, that they cannot escape the grasp of law," the Rangers statement said.

Baba Ladla was once a close aide of proscribed Peoples Amn Committee
... Peoples' Peace Committee is a group of brown turbans tied to the Pakn People's Party and based in Blood-soaked Karachi. It was founded by an infamous gangster, Rehman Dakait in 2008. It is accused of being involved in organized crime and gang wars. After Rehman departed this vale of tears in 2009, leadership of the group was taken over by Uzair Baloch, who is probably associated with the Tataglias or the Barzini clan. The Amn Committee was banned in Pakistain in 2011, which means precisely squat....
(PAC) leader Uzair Baloch, who was tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
in January last year, but later turned his rival.

The Sindh government had placed a head money of Rs3 million on Baba Ladla in 2012.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [353 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Pak shells forward areas in Nowshera
[Daily Excelsior] Pakistain army this evening resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing on forward Indian posts and villages in Baba Khori area of Nowshera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.

Sources said Pak troops started shelling forward areas in Baba Khori area of Nowshera at 6.20 pm, prompting the Indian side to retaliate.

Heavy exchange of shelling and firing continued for about half an hour.

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
there were no reports of any casualties or damage on the Indian side so far.

Sources said Pakistain army was trying to push a group of murderous Moslems into the Indian side from the LoC. The shelling was aimed at facilitating the infiltration attempt.
Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Where Didntdunuffin is from.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/03/2017 10:24 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


2 wounded in bombing attack in Mahmudiyah area

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A police source revealed that two civilians were wounded in an improvised explosive device explosion near a popular market, south of Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “An improvised explosive device, planted near a popular market in Mahmudiyah area, south of Baghdad, exploded today, wounding two civilians.”

“Security forces arrived in the area of incident, and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, Baghdad Operations Command also arrested a suspect for stealing a vehicle in al-Saidiyah area, southwest of Baghdad.

Kop dies in bomb attack in Hur Rajab area

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An official source declared that a policeman was killed, while three others were wounded in a bomb blast, in southern Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “An improvised explosive device, emplaced on the roadside in Hur Rajab area in southern Baghdad exploded, while a police patrol was passing in the area, killing a policeman and wounding three others.”

“Security forces cordoned off the area of incident, while ambulances transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the body to the forensic medicine department, the source further added.

Earlier today, another explosion hit a popular market in al-Mahmudiyah area, in southern Baghdad, wounding two civilians.
Posted by: badanov || 02/03/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under:


Southeast Asia
Two Philippine soldiers kidnapped by Maoist militants
[Rappler] New People's Army militants abducted two Philippine soldiers in Sultan Kudarat province on Thursday morning.

Military spokesperson Rhyan Batchar said that the two soldiers were abducted "by armed men suspected to be members of the New People's Army" in Barangay Dela Paz in Columbio town. He confirmed the suspects to be communist insurgents in a later statement.

Batchar said were riding a motorbike and were unarmed when a group of armed men threw stones at them prompting them to stop. He said, "The 10th Infantry Division condemns the NPA for kidnapping two enlisted men of 39th Infantry Battalion . . . The NPA is showing complete disregard of its own earlier pronouncement that its unilateral ceasefire is in effect until February 10, by continuously committing atrocities against soldiers and civilians."

The incident happened a day after the NPA announced that it would terminate its ceasefire with the government on February 10. On January 29 or days before the NPA's announcement, communist rebels abducted a soldier, Private First Class Erwin Salan, as he led a forest clean-up drive in Alegria, Surigao del Norte.
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ISIS uses captured Turkish Army equipment against Syrian Army in Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
(ISIS) holy warriors showed off their new military hardware in east Aleppo yesterday, as they attacked the Syrian Arab Army with recently captured Turkish armored vehicles.

The terrorist group’s official media, al-’Amaq, posted footage, yesterday, of their forces using Turkish Kobra vehicles to attack the Syrian Arab Army south of al-Bab.

Using Turkish armored vehicles, the Islamic State recaptured the village of Rasm Surhan after launching a counter-offensive against the Syrian Arab Army.

These armored vehicles were captured by the Islamic State forces during the Turkish Army’s failed offensives east of al-Bab.

A senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army told al-Masdar last week that they believe the Turkish Army purposely leaves their equipment in east al-Bab so that the Islamic State can reuse it against the government forces later.

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#1  "captured"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/03/2017 7:21 Comments || Top||

#2  A senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army told al-Masdar last week that they believe the Turkish Army purposely leaves their equipment in east al-Bab so that the Islamic State can reuse it against the government forces later.

Borrowed a page from the Iraqis, did they? Knowing the Turks, they probably left the fuel tanks empty and a note that the oil had to be changed.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/03/2017 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3  The first thought that came into my mind upon reading the tittle, Frank G.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/03/2017 12:27 Comments || Top||


ISIS executes six fighters for escaping battle with Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] ISIS has executed six of its own fighters for escaping a battle with the Syrian army in Deir Ezzor, activists reported on Wednesday.

They were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
near the town of Margada in Hasakah Governorate by ISIS guards, under orders of the towns governor, Abdu Abdullah al-Jizrawi, a source close to ISIS told ARA News.

They were then executed by a firing squad.

"ISIS has accused them of treason for failing to defend the so-called Caliphate," a media activist in Margada told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
"The holy warrior fighters evacuated their post in northern Deir Ezzor without permission, while festivities continued between ISIS and Syria goverment forces in the area," the source added.

The six murderous Moslems were publicly executed by firing squad in central Margada on Wednesday.
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#1  Short-armed, short-fingered vulgarian, Blaster seems a bit lost without Master.
Posted by: JHH || 02/03/2017 1:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't that the one who got drone zapped the other day?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/03/2017 8:26 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought they caught him, hogtied him and threw him in the back of a pickup and carted him off last year . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 02/03/2017 9:32 Comments || Top||


ISIS takes over new areas in East Qalamoun, threatens airbase
[ALMASDARNEWS] Battles between Syrian government forces and 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....
fighters continue in East Qalamoun area with the terror organization taking over more territories and posing a real threat on Al Seen airbase.

The 3-day wide-scale offensive launched by ISIS has yielded in considerable gains. The group is now in full control of several sites to the northwest of the airbase including al-Safa checkpoint, Battalion 559, Chemistry Battaion, in addition to several hilltops overlooking the strategic Triangle checkpoint.

Another site was lost; the Abandoned Battalion located in the eastern outskirts of the airbase following a heavy attack by the jihadi bully boys. The government troops also withdrew from and advanced defense line ‐ recaptured last Saturday ‐ in the north of the airport.

A source told AMN that workers at the Cement Factory were evacuated for fear of a potential ISIS attack on the facility.
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ISIS sets ablaze Syria’s largest source of gas as Syrian Army closes on their positions
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Syrian military source told Al-Masdar News that the Islamic State terrorist organization set ablaze the last wells at the Hayyan Gas Fields in order to make the site no longer useful for the government.

This news comes just hours after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah liberated the strategic Jihar Crossroad, putting them at the outskirts of the Hayyan Gas Fields.

Hayyan Gas Fields were once the largest source of gas to millions of Syrians; its loss in December proved incredibly costly for the Syrian government, as they were already dealing with a water crisis in Damascus.

ISIS has been rapidly withdrawing from several sites in the western countryside of Palmyra, as the Syrian Arab Army and their allies from Hezbollah push further east in order to liberate the gas fields under the terrorist group’s control.
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#1  largest source of gas

Q: Politicians burn?
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/03/2017 13:01 Comments || Top||


ISIS kills 30 rebel fighters in Deraa ambush
[ALMASDARNEWS] According to a statement released by the pro-ISIS faction in Deraa, Jaish Khaled bin al-Waleed, 32 rebel snuffies were killed today morning in an ambush by ISIS forces.

The rebels were ambushed while launching an attack on Sahem al-Joulan dam, in al-Yarmouk area.

Local activists reported that 11 rebels were killed, including a senior commander, in charge of Liwaa Buroug al-Islam. Sources in Syria also reported that many other fighters were maimed.

Since late 2014, around 500 snuffies have been killed as a result of fighting between opposition rebel groups, and ISIS affiliated snuffies in the area.

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS kills fleeing family in Qaim

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) An official source in Anbar Province revealed that the Islamic State group killed a family, while trying to escape from the city of Qaim, west of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “A family of three tried to escape, using their vehicle, from the city of Qaim (350 km west of Ramadi) to the areas held by security forces in Anbar.”

“The extremist group monitored the vehicle, then chased it and killed the whole family,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

The Islamic State group captured the city of Qaim three years ago, and is still besieging thousands of civilians inside the city, as well as using them as human shields.

ISIS mutilates 2 kidz for failing to carry out executions

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The self-proclaimed Islamic State group amputated the hands of two children, in western Mosul, for refusing to carry out execution sentence on two civilians, a source told Alsumaria News on Thursday.

The source said, “The Islamic State’s leaders issued orders to train a group of children on fighting in the group’s camps in Nables neighborhood, in the western side of Nineveh.”

“Meanwhile, members of the Islamic State terrorist group amputated the hands of two children, for refusing to carry out the execution sentence on two civilians in front of their families,” the source explained.

“The age of the abused children ranges between 10 and 12 years old,” the source further added.

Noteworthy, Mosul was captured by the Islamic State in June 10, 2014, while security forces are preparing to liberate the western side of the city, after recapturing the eastern side.
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