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Taliban commander among 10 killed in latest Helmand operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A commander of the Taliban group was killed along with nine of his fighters in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the bandidos Death Eaters were killed during the joint operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were conducted in the restive Sangin district of Helmand.

The statement further added that three bandidos Death Eaters were also maimed during the operations.

The Ministry of Defense said the operations were conducted with the close coordination of the artillery units of the Afghan army and the Afghan Air Force.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Child among 3 killed in Taliban rocket attack in Laghman province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three civilians including a child were killed in a rocket attack by the Taliban bully boyz in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.

province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place earlier today in Maidani area located in the outskirts of the lovely provincial capital.

Provincial governor’s front man Sarhadi Zwak confirmed the incident and said two women and a child were killed in the attack.

He said a mortar round fired by the Death Eaters hit the house of the civilians and at least four others were also maimed.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including the Taliban bully boyz have not commented regarding incident so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Al-Shabab Executes Four ‘spies’ In Somalia
[NEWSWEEK] Somali bully boy group al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
carried out four public beheadings on Sunday of men accused of spying on the group, according to residents in southern Somalia.
Golly. I hope they didn't get that guy named Mohammed. He's been really valuable.
The executions took place in Jamame, a town in Somalia’s southern Lower Juba region, following a trial in a Sharia court overseen by the group, al-Shabaab’s Regional Governor Mohammed Abu Abdalla told Rooters.

Abdalla added that the four men had "admitted they were spies" without elaborating on whom they were spying on behalf of. The group has previously executed members accused of spying for the Western-backed government in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, as well as the United States.

Al-Shabaab is waging an insurgency against the Mogadishu government and African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
troops deployed in the country. The group regularly carries out suicide kabooms and boom-mobiles; it recently detonated two boom-mobiles at the Dayah hotel in Mogadishu, which is popular with government officials, killing almost 30 people.

The group, which is considered to be the East African branch of global bully boy group al-Qaeda, has also conducted purges of its ranks of members believed to have offered allegiance to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bully boy group (ISIS), a rival of al-Qaeda.

Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  He's been really valuable.

"Worst enemy of the Mohammedans,
Who first turned us into automatons,
Whose verses we follow,
Accursed of Allah,
And thirst for sharia and shutter guns!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 02/07/2017 13:16 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Libya Rescues 120 Migrants Off Tripoli Coast
[AnNahar] More than 120 migrants colonists including women and kiddies were rescued by Libyan coastguards Sunday off the coast of 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...
after their boat ran into trouble.

The migrants colonists set off Friday from Sabratha -- a town 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of Libya's capital that has become a staging ground for traffickers -- but their boat's engine failed, a coastguard official said.

An AFP photographer at the scene of the rescue said the vessel was intercepted by a coastguard patrol boat around 20 nautical miles northeast of Tripoli.

The official said those on board were of various African nationalities and included 10 women and five children, including a baby.

Libya said on Saturday it had intercepted more than 400 migrants colonists bound for Europe in recent days.

The announcement followed a meeting of European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
leaders in Malta where they agreed moves to curb mass migration from Libya.

The plan includes funding and training Libya's coastguard to make it better able to intercept migrant boats and helping neighboring countries to close routes into Libya, according to a draft statement seen by AFP.

Lawlessness in Libya since a 2011 uprising that ousted longtime strongman Muammar Qadaffy
...a reminder that a single man with an idea can change an entire nation, usually for the worse...
has allowed smuggling networks to develop a lucrative trafficking trade.

Italia's coastguard said Thursday that more than 1,750 migrants colonists had been rescued in the Mediterranean within 24 hours.

Around 230 people have died en route to Europe since the start of 2017, according to the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/07/2017 01:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

14 militants die in Sinai security operation
CAIRO: Egyptian soldiers killed 14 militants and arrested ten others in a raid in central Sinai, the military said on Monday.

The operation over the past five days destroyed three car bombs and 10 other explosive devices and seized weapons, communication devices and military clothing, the army spokesman added.

An Islamist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula has gained pace since the military toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement, in 2013 following mass protests against him.

Sinai Province, the militant group behind the insurgency, pledged allegiance to Daesh in 2014 and has been accused of killing hundreds of soldiers and police since then.

Militant activity in central Sinai is less frequent than in its more restive north, where Islamic State attacks on military and police checkpoints are common. (Reporting by Ahmed Tolba)

Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

The Grand Turk
Turkey Detains over 750 in Anti-IS Raids
[AnNahar] Turkish security forces have detained over 750 people suspected of links to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
turban group in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's biggest ever crackdown against the organization, state media said Monday.

Some 450 suspects were picked up in the initial phase of the nationwide operation on Sunday but the number held has now risen to 763, the Anadolu news agency said.

It said raids took place in 29 of Turkey's 81 provinces and documents, weapons and ammunition were also seized.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/07/2017 00:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Firing in Afghan consulate in Karachi leaves diplomat dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An incident of firing has been reported near the Afghan consulate 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...
city of Pakistain.

The incident took place in Old Clifton area but the nature of the incident has not been ascertained so far.

The area of the incident was cordoned off by the security forces of Pakistain shortly after the sounds of firing were heard.

The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistain Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal confirmed the incident and said at one person was killed in the incident.

"Firing inside Afg Consulate General in Karachi at around 12:30pm today (about an hour ago) has been carried out by an Afghan guard inside the compound resulting in fatality of one of our diplomats," Zakhilwal said.

He also added that the incident seems to be a personal dispute related criminal act.

In the meantime, police officials in Karachi have said the slain diplomat has been identified as Mohammad Zaki and the assailant guard has been nabbed
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
by the police forces.

Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [651 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Iranian advisor dies in Mosul
[Asharq Al-Awsat] Erbil, London- Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday that Kheirallah Ahmadi Far, one of its commanders linked to the Nabi al-Akram Corps, was killed during battles with ISIS near the Iraqi city of Tal Afar west of Mosul.

The commander was operating in the area as an advisor to the Popular Mobilization Forces.

The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency ISNA quoted on Sunday head of the Revolutionary Guards PR official in the Kermanshah province Colonel Fardin Kahramani as saying that Ahmadi was killed during a military operation in Mosul, adding that his body would be transferred to Iran in the coming days.

Separately spokesperson for the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Hamid Mueala, who attended the meeting between the visiting Shi’ite delegation headed by Ammar al-Hakim and the Kurdish President Masoud Barzani in Erbil last Saturday, said that the two sides have discussed the issue of Kurdistan’s independence.

It is premature to talk about such independence, he said, claiming the Kurds have recently proved that they are true partners in the political process.

Mueala told Rudaw TV on Sunday that the issue “was rather one of the topics stating that ‘if we did not reach satisfactory solutions [with Baghdad] which reflect the aspirations of the people of Kurdistan,’ then the issue of independence is one of the options that we may seek.”
Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [443 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Kurdistan appears on its way to being an Iranian satellite after the West has sold them out. Not good, but I don't blame them.
Posted by: phil_b || 02/07/2017 1:50 Comments || Top||

#2  and all to keep the pretend ally Turkey.

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/07/2017 10:02 Comments || Top||

#3  not 'in mosul'

about 40 miles west of mosul
Posted by: lord garth || 02/07/2017 17:32 Comments || Top||

2 ISIS troops die in explosion in Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State militants died on Monday while implanting explosives in western Mosul, while a third was arrested upon attempting to flee the city.

A local source in Nineveh said two militants died when explosive devices they were trying to plant in a house in Zanjili, a neighborhood at the city’s western section, went off.

Booby-trapping of houses, roads and civilians vehicles have been among the extremist group’s defensive techniques against Iraqi government and popular forces which have recaptured the eastern section of the city from IS since October. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi discussed on Sunday final touches to security operations aimed at liberating the western side of Mosul, which is still under IS control.

Also on Monday, an IS member was caught trying to flee Mosul using a fake ID, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry. Spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan said the militant was detected by intelligence and federal investigation teams. Interrogated, he confessed to have been involved in planting roadside bombs targeting security personnel.

Since the Iraqi government- backed by a U.S.-led coalition- launched a major offensive in October to retake Mosul from IS militants, several group members fled the city to neighboring Syria, or were executed by the group for attempting to escape the battlefield.
Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

1 Iraqi soldier dies in bomb attack in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Salahuddin Province revealed that a soldier was killed and five others (4 soldiers and an army officer) were wounded in a bomb blast that targeted an Army Commando patrol, east of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Monday.

The source said, “This evening, an improvised explosive device exploded, while a patrol of Army Commando was passing in Zangli Village, east of Salahuddin, killing one soldier and wounding five others, including an army officer.”

“The wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital and the body to the forensic medicine department,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, Governor of Salahuddin Ahmed al-Jabouri called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to provide protection to the eastern areas of the province.
Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Airstrike in hits ISIS HQ in Kirkuk; 11 die
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Peshmerga official Kamal Kirkuki announced on Monday, that an airstrike conducted by the international coalition air force killed 11 fighters of the Islamic State, in addition to destructing a headquarters and a tunnel belonging to the group, northwest of Kirkuk.

Kirkuki said in a press statement, “The Peshmerga Intelligence received accurate information about movements of the Islamic State near al-Kaba and Sertk village, in Dibs District (45 km northwest of Kirkuk), to attack Peshmerga forces.”

“The information was sent to the international coalition air force, which subsequently carried out an airstrike on these gatherings, destroying them completely,” Kirkuki explained.

“The airstrike also destructed a tunnel belonging to the group, as well as killing 11 members of the terrorist group,” Kirkuki further added.
Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

IED attack kills 1 Iraqi militiaman in Divala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Members of Diyala Provincial Council Karim al-Jabouri announced on Monday, that an improvised explosive device’s blast killed a fighter of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri, east of Baqubah.

Jabouri said in a press interview, “A fighter of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri was killed in the explosion of an improvised explosive device, today, in Sharwain area, east of Baqubah.”

“Security authorities opened an investigation into the incident to determine its circumstances,” Jabouri added.

The area of Sharwain is witnessing frequent attacks against fighters of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri, especially using bombs and improvised explosive devices.
Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [356 views] Top|| File under:

Anbar Antix

Iraqi militia kills dozens of ISIS troops in Haditha

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Al-Hashd al-Shaabi troops managed on Monday to kill dozens of the Islamic State’s members, after repulsing their attack on al-Siniyah area in Haditha in Anbar Province, Alsumaria News reported on Monday.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi media office said in a statement, “Al-Hashd al-Shaabi managed to foil an attack launched by 100 members of the Islamic State, using large numbers of vehicles, on the forces from the army’s 6th brigade and 51st brigade in Haditha.”

“The troops were also able to kill a large number of the Islamic State’s members, as well as burning the vehicles used by the group,” the statement added.

Earlier today, security forces announced state of emergency in Haditha District in Anbar, after the sneaking of some terrorists.

12 ISIS fighters die in security operation

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Twelve Islamic State militants were killed Monday when security forces launched an offensive on group-held routes west of Anbar, a pro-government militia commander said.

“Security forces and backing forces staged a security campaign that targeted Daesh (Islamic State) passageways that link desert areas east of Annah, west of Anbar, with Mosul,” Ikhnews reported, quoting Abdullah al-Jugheifi, a senior leader at al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) in the province.

Jugheifi said the assault came following the escape of dozens of Islamic State members from Mosul to Syria via those routes.

Deaths among militants include two suicide attackers, two of them were foreigners, he said, adding that three vehicles belonging to the extremist group were destroyed in the offensive.

Islamic State have been holding a handful of towns in western Anbar since the group took over several Iraqi cities in 2014. No official campaigns have been declared yet to retake those areas as the government invests most of its troops power in retaking Mosul, the group’s biggest stronghold in Iraq.

Anbar’s security command, backed by tribal troops, launched early January a brief onslaught against the Islamic State in western Anbar. The campaign, which, unlike that in Mosul, was not officially declared by the cabinet, managed to retake a few villages before halting again.
Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

1 dead in bomb attack in Suweib

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed and four others were wounded on Monday when an explosive device went off in southern Baghdad.

Alsumaria News quoted a security source as saying that the bomb was planted near a popular market in Suweib.

Violence surged in Iraq with the emergence of Islamic State militants who took over large areas of the country in 2014. Baghdad has been witnessing almost daily bombings targeting civilians and security personnel.

Nobody has claimed responsibility yet for the Monday bombing, but IS militants have said they had been responsible for several bloody explosions that hit the capital in the past months, bringing the governorate municipal and security officials under critics’ fire.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said violence in the country left 19000 casualties in nine months of 2016.

Observers believe Islamic State have begun to escalate attacks outside the city of Mosul, where the group has been losing ground and personnel since October, so as to relieve pressure by government forces on that front and to divert attention from group losses.

While losing Mosul could be the severest blow to the group’s existence in Iraq, some observers argue that attacks outside the province prove that the extremist group can still pose a security threat for all cities
Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under:

Shin Bet: Hamas terror cell uncovered in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] The Shin Bet security service reveals it uncovered an alleged Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terror cell in the Hebron area, which planned to carry out kidnapping, shooting and IED attacks in Israel.

The cell had begun collecting intelligence on a number of locations, including a synagogue in Zichron Ya’akov and the Binyamina central bus station.

According to the Shin Bet, the cell members gathered the information on the targets while they were employed in Israel without legal work permits.

The two central suspects in the case are brothers Hassan Sami Hassan Zidat, 23, and Muhammad Sami Hassan Zidat, 25, the Shin Bet says. Both of the men are residents of Bani Na’im, outside Hebron.

The alleged Hamas operatives purchased weapons, created improvised bombs and convinced other Paleostinians to assist them in their plans, the Shin Bet says.

Hassan, who was convicted of murder by the Paleostinian Authority, served as head of the cell, while his brother acquired the weapons, the Shin Bet says.
Ynet adds:
Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, higher ups passed on instructions to field operatives via Facebook.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/07/2017 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [534 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Hamas higher ups passed on instructions to field operatives via Facebook

Any word whether Facebook is going to have Snopes look into it?
Posted by: Pappy || 02/07/2017 10:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Were they 'uncovered' after a D9 surreptitiously drove over their tunnel?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/07/2017 16:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Pappy - it was a cat video
Posted by: Frank G || 02/07/2017 18:25 Comments || Top||

IDF: strikes on Gaza a response to Hamas rocket and shootings, also last month’s events
[Ynet] IDF issues statement declaring that pounding of Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", targets is a retaliation for last month’s events and Monday’s attacks from Gazoo in which a rocket was fired at the Hof Ashkelon region of Israel, and Hamas forces opened fire on an IDF force working near the border fence; Netanyahu: ’There’s no way that someone can shoot at us and we don’t respond.’

IDF tanks and aircraft destroyed a total of six Hamas positions throughout the day Monday, after a rocket was fired toward the Hof Ashkelon area in the morning and Hamas forces opened fire on an IDF force working near the Gazoo border fence in the southern Gazoo Strip in the evening.

According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, no damage or injuries were caused by the rocket. Forces were dispatched to the site of its landing to search for remnants.

Later in the day, in response to further Hamas small arms attacks on IDF forces operating near the border fence in the southern Gazoo Strip, IDF tanks destroyed a Hamas observation post, bringing the total number of Hamas positions destroyed by the IDF on Monday to six.

Shortly afterwards, Paleostinian sources reported that tanks fired two shells at a Hamas lookout post adjacent to Beit Lahiya on the Israel‐Gazoo border, which destroyed the post. The IDF confirmed the attack.

Prime Minister Benjamin, who on Monday visited British Prime Minister Theresa May in London, commented on the heated border events.

"I have instructed in no uncertain terms that we will respond to all shooting with heavy fire. That has been my policy over the last two years, since Protective Edge...Out policy is consistent and determined in our response," the prime minister said.

"There is no way that someone can shoot at us and we don’t respond. We cannot constantly absorb (hits) and overlook them."

Several hours later, Israeli Air Force planes attacked three additional targets belonging to Hamas's armed wing east of Jabalia. The IDF confirmed that both the tank and aerial strikes were in response to the earlier rocket. Its Spokesperson's Unit commented, "The IDF considers the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for goings-on in the Gazoo Strip."

By 8pm Monday, the IDF released another statement saying that the strikes were not only carried out in retaliation for the day's attacks from Gazoo, but also for acts of aggression which have taken place over the course of the last month.

IDF arrests man after crossing into Israel from Gaza with a knife

[Ynet] IDF soldiers captured a Paleostinian after crossing the border from Gazoo on Monday evening. Upon conducting a body search, the soldiers found a knife and a screwdriver. The suspect has been taken in for questioning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/07/2017 01:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [419 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I long for the start of Operation Just Because.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/07/2017 8:17 Comments || Top||

#2  "Ma! He hit me back!"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/07/2017 8:48 Comments || Top||

Police Seize Funds Transferred To Terrorists' Families By Hamas, Arrest 14
[JPOST] Two weeks after Paleostinian leadership announced it would allocate life stipends to the family members of a terrorist who killed four soldiers last month, police announced the confiscation of over NIS 200,000 provided by Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, to the families of seven other terrorists.

The Sunday night raid, carried out by Police and Border Police forces, targeted the homes of 14 suspects from east Jerusalem’s flashpoint neighborhoods Jabl Mukaber, Shuafat refugee camp, Ras-Almud and A-Tur.

According to police, all the suspects received compensation from Hamas following deadly attacks carried out, or planned by, bandidos snuffies in the capital dating back to 1994.

The unidentified family members incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
are related to the following terrorists: Gasan Abu Jamil, who carried out the 2014 Har Nof synagogue attack, killing five; Ramdan and Fami Mashahra, who helped support and plan the murders of 19 Israelis in Gilo in 2002; Ayman Abbasi and Wisam Farg, who died in riots in Ras al-Amud in 2015; Imad Abbasi, imprisoned for involvement in unspecified terrorism; Hassan Nabi, who murdered Nachshon Waxman in 1994; and Imad Shaer, imprisoned for planning an attempted 2013 kidnapping.

"After several weeks of gathering intelligence, police focused their operations as part of a joint investigation on finances transferred by the terrorist organization Hamas to families of known bandidos snuffies at seven locations across east Jerusalem," said Police front man Micky Rosenfeld.

"Police searched their homes and confiscated over NIS 200,000 in Israeli and foreign currency, three vehicles, and arrested 14 of the immediate family members. Similar operations will continue in the near future," Rosenfeld explained, adding that ongoing police patrols will continue to prevent further terrorist attacks in the capital.

Last month, the PA and PLO designated the east Jerusalem terrorist Fadi al-Qunbar, who murdered four soldiers and maimed 17 others in the Armon Hanatziv truck attack, a "martyr," and said his children and wife would be compensated for life.

Monetary rewards for terrorism are consistent with the PA’s longstanding law, which guarantees members of dead terrorists’ immediate families, as well as imprisoned terrorists, steady payments from government coffers.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [498 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

ISIS forces holed up in al-Bab
[al-Manar] The ISIL group is “completely besieged” in its last major stronghold in Syria’s Aleppo province, a monitor said Monday, as the Syrian army and allies piled pressure on the ‘jihadists’ on several fronts.

ISIL fighters were cut off in Al-Bab after the Syrian army and allies severed a road into the northern town, the UK-based opposing Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

“Al-Bab is now completely besieged by the Syrian army and allies from the south, and the Turkish forces and armed groups from the east, north and west,” said the Britain-based monitor.

It came after ” the Syrian army and allies seized the only and last main road used by the ‘jihadists’ between Al-Bab and Raqa,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, referring to the ISIL de facto capital in Syria.

The town of Al-Bab, 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of the border with Turkey.
Posted by: badanov || 02/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [379 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Turkish artillery hits 3 villages in northern Syria
Kurdish officials on Monday accused the Turkish army of shelling the villages of Maranaaz, Vilat al-Qadi, Sheikh Issa east of Afrin district and entering Syrian territory. Turkish media confirmed the shelling.

“Turkish army and affiliated terrorists are heavily shelling east Efrin [Afrin] from Azaz city since Monday evening — the attacks continued until the moment,” the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement.

The Turkish army has been bombarding Kurdish positions in Afrin district from the rebel-held areas of Marea and Azaz in Aleppo Governorate, in northwestern Syria.

It’s unclear if the shelling was a result of clashes between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed militants.

“Where is the ceasefire, if Turkish troops attack the People’s Protection Units in Efrin,” said Ilham Ahmed, a senior Kurdish official, calling on Russia to condemn the violations.

The Turkish army continues to build walls and enter the Syrian Kurdish border areas for weeks. Moreover, there have been constant bombardments of Kurdish positions near Efrin and Til Rifaat, according to local sources.

The Turkish government is building concrete walls under the pretext of stopping illegal crossings along the 900-kilometer borderline with Syria.

However, Kurdish officials in Syria say the wall is built to embargo the Kurdish-held territories in Syria.

In the meantime, a Turkish army convoy entered Azaz city this weekend.

The Turkish government has vowed that the Turkey-backed Euphrates Shield Operation in Syria –launched in August 2016– will continue in Manbij and Afrin, once al-Bab city is captured.

However, the Turkish army and Turkey-backed rebels in Syria are struggling with taking al-Bab from ISIS.

While Turkey and its allies fight ISIS in northern al-Bab, the Syrian army has continued its advance towards the city from the south in an operation launched three weeks ago.

The Turkish army has earlier said that ISIS was about to withdraw from al-Bab. However, the group continues to hold positions there.
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Terror Networks
How a U.S. team uses Facebook, guerrilla marketing to peel off potential ISIS recruits
[WAPO] Sometime today, a teenager in Tunis will check his smartphone for the latest violent video from the Islamic State. But the images that pop up first will be of a different genre: young Muslims questioning the morality of terrorists who slaughter innocents and enslave girls for sex.

"Don’t you kill our own Muslim brothers?" a mop-haired youth asks a terrorist recruiter in one animated video showing up on Arabic Facebook accounts in North Africa. "So much of this, it doesn’t seem right."

The video is one of several paid ads that are turning up on millions of cellphones and computer screens in countries known to be top recruiting grounds for the Islamic State. The ads offer a harrowing view of life inside the self-proclaimed caliphate, sometimes with photos or cartoons and often in the words of refugees and defectors who warn others to stay away.
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#1  So far, most gummint CVE efforts have been uniformly failtacular. This effort would seem to mimic many of the same techniques employed in the cyber jihad in targeting same audience.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition
ISIS executes 5 in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi army officer revealed on Monday that the Islamic State group executed five civilians in western Mosul for trying to escape toward the eastern side of the city.

Lieutenant Nayef al-Zubaidi said in a press statement, “Intelligence information declared that the Islamic State group executed five civilians for trying to flee from western Mosul toward the eastern side of the city.”

“The execution was carried out near the fifth bridge’s tunnel, in the presence of the extremist group’s leaders,” Zubaid added.

Furthermore, Islamic State called on the residents of western Mosul, through loud speakers, to practice fishing in the Tigris River to fight hunger, activist Lukman Omar Ta’i declared.

Ta’i said that the group called on for this solution after the spread of hunger among civilians in western Mosul.

Civilian refuses to pay tax, stabs ISIS officials
He still had until April 15th
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Nineveh Province revealed that a civilian refused to pay the so-called the caliphate tax then stabbed one of the Islamic State group’s members, in the center of Tal Afar market, west of Mosul, before being killed by the group’s members, Alsumaria News reported on Monday.

The source said, “A civilian refused to pay an extra tax, known as the caliphate support tax, which was imposed by the Islamic State group on shops’ owners in Tal Afar market, west of Mosul, then stabbed a militant from the extremist group with a knife.”

“The members of the Islamic State shot the civilian, killing him immediately amid popular unrest,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

The source also explained that the Islamic State duplicated the imposed tax on shops’ owners, to pay its members’ salaries.
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