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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2017 14:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [424 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's the '60s! They're back!

It certainly seems like '60s are back with a redux of Bezerkeley protests. Except this time around instead of a free speech movement, it is a shut down free speech movement. Protests of every stripe. The common thread to all these street mobs is that they are all left-wing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/10/2017 17:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Ahhh...when flowers were in fashion.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2017 22:46 Comments || Top||

ISIS leaders Omar Sadiq and Omar Farooq killed in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two senior ISIS leaders were killed along with nine other turbans during separate Arclight airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

According to the provincial police commandment, the two ISIS leaders, Omar Sadiq and Omar Farooq, and the nine turbans were killed in US dronezaps in Achin and Kot districts.

The nine turbans were killed after they were targeted in a dronezap in Nari Oba area of Haska Mina district and the two ISIS leaders were killed in Pekhar Khor area of Achin.

The police commandment said at least one ISIS Death Eater was also injured during the Arclight airstrikes which were carried out in the past 24 hours.

At least two foreign Taliban forces of Evil were also killed during a separate clash with the Afghan Local Police forces in Lalpur district, the police commandment said.

The local residents and security forces did not suffer any casualties in the Arclight airstrikes and festivities.

Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [400 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

11 Taliban insurgents killed in Uruzgan air and ground operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs suffered heavy casualties in the air and ground operations in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the snuffies were killed in the vicinity of Tarinkot district during the operations on Wednesday.

Provincial security chief Noorzai said at least eleven Taliban bully boyz were killed and more than ten others were maimed during the operations.

Noorzai further added that a vehicle in jug of the snuffies was also destroyed and several Improvised Explosive Device (IED) were confiscated.

Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
2 die in Jufra air raid
[Libya Herald] At least two people are believed to be dead and another 13 wounded following Libyan National Army air strikes on a Jufra air base.

Details are unclear, but sources say the main target appeared to be the Benghazi Defence Brigade militia allied to Islamist forces including the so-called Islamic State and Ansar Al-Sharia. However, there are other militias in the area including those from Misrata.

Before the attack local residents reported hearing the sound of planes overhead.

The LNA has reportedly launched other airstrikes against BDB militiamen in and around Hun and a force under Mohamed Ben Nayel had been pushing towards Sebha until stopped in December by the Misratan Third Force.

Only a few weeks ago, LNA planes hit a group of senior Misratan officials when they landed at a Jufra airbase. Six of them were wounded including the spokesman of the Misrata Military Council, Bayt Al-Mal.
Another Libya Herald article adds:
The aircraft attacking the Jufra airbase are believed to have taken off from the Al-Khadim base – allegedly used in recent weeks and put at the disposal of aircraft from the UAE. It is said to be a base for drones provided by the UAE.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [359 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

32 killed in Yemen western port clashes
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Thirty-two combatants were killed on Wednesday in the battle for a key coastal town in western 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...
between government forces and Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias, officials said.

The deaths occurred as forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Masnour Hadi advanced into neighborhoods of Mokha and Houthis retreated to northern and western parts of the town, military sources said.

Loyalists backed by the Arab coalition entered the strategic port town in late January as part of their efforts to drive the militias away from the Red Sea coast.

The festivities on Wednesday killed 24 Houthis, including 12 whose bodies were taken a hospital in Mokha, medical officials said.

The other 12 were militias whose remains were found by advancing troops and later buried in Mokha, a loyalist military official said.

Eight soldiers were killed, military and medical officials said.

Mokha was Yemen’s main port serving as its export hub for coffee until it was overtaken by Aden and Hodeida in the 19th century.
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Bahrain kills three fugitives fleeing for Iran by sea
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Bahrain has confirmed that three runaways fleeing for Iran where killed when they opened fire on coastguard personnel.

The security operation to stop the runaway vessel was one of two conducted on Thursday which authorities foiling an attempt by "terrorist runaways" wanted in connection with a January prison break to flee by sea to Iran on Thursday.

"The first operation occurred at dawn in Bahrain’s surrounding waters, and was undertaken following an attempt by escapees from Jau prison to flee to Iranian waters," a ministry spokesperson confirmed to Al Arabiya English in a written statement.

"A second operation undertaken by authorities was connected to the Jau prison attack, the murder of First Lt. Hisham Al Hammadi - who was bumped off in Bilad Al Qadeem on 29 January 2017 - and the shooting of a police officer in Bani Jamra on 14 January 2017," the statement added.
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Teenage girl among four suspects arrested for 'planning Paris suicide bombing'
[Yahoo] An “imminent” terror attack has been thwarted in France with the arrest of a group of suspected Isis supporters who were manufacturing explosives for a possible suicide attack.

A 16-year-old girl, named locally as Sara, was arrested alongside her 20-year-old boyfriend and two other men aged 26 and 33 near Montpellier on Friday morning.

Local reports said the group were suspected of planning a suicide bombing in an unspecified “tourist area” of Paris.

Explosives and other equipment were found during searches of a home shared by Sara and her boyfriend, identified only as Thomas.

Police discovered 71g of triacetone triperoxide (TATP), a powerful explosive widely used by Isis militants, inside a makeshift factory manufacturing the substance.

The volatile explosive, known as the “mother of Satan”, was used in the Paris and Brussels attacks, as well as the 2005 London bombings.

Isis propaganda magazines have contained instructions on how to make TATP, which is difficult to detect, from legally available and low cost products.

The suspects were arrested after buying acetone, one of the key ingredients.

Sara had allegedly used social networks to express her desire to either journey to Syria or Iraq, or attack France, and pledged loyalty to Isis in a video posted online on Wednesday.

But one of her online jihadi "mentors" was working for France's domestic intelligence agency, the DGSI, and the intelligence triggered the dawn raid on her home.

The couple had planned to have an Islamic marriage before Thomas carried out the suicide bombing, with Sara then travelling to join Isis in Syria as a "martyr's widow", BFMTV reported.

The 34-year-old man arrested is suspected of putting the couple in contact with jihadis in Syria, as well as helping the teenage girl obtain a fake passport.

Bruno Le Roux, the French interior minister, said counter-terror operations were carried out in Montpellier, Clapiers and Marseillan.

A spokesperson for his ministry said the arrests had “foiled plans for an imminent attack on French soil”, vowing that authorities would continue to fight terrorism.

A statement said three of the four people arrested were suspected of directly preparing “a “violent act”, while explosives in the course of manufacture had also been discovered at the culmination of the two-week investigation.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/10/2017 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [425 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Native-born and raised Lutherans? Refugees? Or recent immigrants?

Since nobody else seems to care about the latter two categories, *I* want to know!
Posted by: Bobby || 02/10/2017 13:17 Comments || Top||

#2  The couple had planned to have an Islamic marriage before Thomas carried out the suicide bombing, with Sara then travelling to join Isis in Syria as a "martyr's widow", BFMTV reported.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let's give a warm welcome to ISLAM!
Posted by: Crusader || 02/10/2017 16:36 Comments || Top||

German police raids target Islamists suspected of planning terror attack
[DeutscheWelle] Police have raided a dozen locations and detained two men in an operation against the radical Islamist scene. They mobilized after indications of a planned attack solidified over the past two days.

Nearly 450 police and special commando units conducted pre-dawn raids on Thursday against suspects in the central city of Göttingen after collecting intelligence on plans for a terror attack.

Police chief Uwe Luhrig said that indications of a "potentially imminent terror attack" had "solidified to such an extent in recent days," that authorities elected to mobilize against the prime suspects and their close associates.

Two men deemed to pose a threat were taken into custody as part of the operation that targeted a dozen locations. The 27-year-old Algerian national and 23-year-old Nigerian national were long active in the radical Islamist scene in Göttingen and were under surveillance, police said. They were both born in Germany and lived with their parents.

The raids yielded weapons and ammunition as well as "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....
" flags, Sherlocks said.

Boris Pistorius, the state of Lower Saxony's interior minister, called the operation a "very important blow against the [radical Islamist] scene." He said the two men had "very concrete" attack plans, but at the moment it is unclear if the suspects had determined an exact time for an attack.

The raids come as German authorities have conducted a string of operations targeting suspected terror plotters.

The terror threat has prompted the German government to pass a raft of security measures in recent months as security questions and immigration take a prominent role in upcoming national elections in September.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [515 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

The Grand Turk
Turkey detains 4 IS suspects, seizes 24 suicide attack belts
[Ynet] Police detained four 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....
suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out a "sensational" attack in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and seized 24 suicide kaboom belts, officials said Thursday.

The latest detentions came as CIA chief Mike Pompeo arrived in Turkey to discuss the fight against the bully boy group in Syria and Iraq, making his first overseas trip since taking office.

The suspects were put under custody in an anti-terror operation in Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, according to Gaziantep provincial governor's office. Police found the suicide belts -- made with 150 kilograms of explosives and fortified with metal pieces -- as well as two automatic rifles, 14 kilograms (31 pounds) of TNT and other materials during the operation, it said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2017 01:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Six suspected AQIS, TTP militants killed in ‘encounter’
[DAWN] KARACHI: Six suspected murderous Moslems allegedly involved in assassinations of over two dozen law enforcers in the metropolis and the deadly attack on Army Public School in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
were bumped off by police in an ’encounter’ on the outskirts of the city on Thursday evening, according to police officials.

The contingents of police, acting on information provided by an intelligence agency, conducted a targeted raid on a poultry farm, off the Superhighway, behind Baqai Medical University, said Gadap City SHO Khan Nawaz.

The murderous Moslems resorted to firing when the police encircled a spot, to which the law enforcers retaliated. During "heavy exchange of fire," which lasted an hour, six murderous Moslems were killed, according to the SHO.

The police conducted the raid acting on information about the presence of murderous Moslems belonging to banned outfits such as Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain and Tehrik-e-Taliban (Swati group), said Malir SSP Rao Anwar.

The senior officer said one of the murderous Moslems was involved in the deadly attack on Army Public School in Peshawar on Dec 16, 2014. He added that a computerised national identity card (CNIC) was found in his pocket, and the Sherlocks were trying to verify his identity as he might be carrying a ’fake identity card’. The Lion of Islam originally hailed from Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
and belonged to TTP’s Raheem Shah group, the SSP added.

Another Lion of Islam was identified as Noor Afsar alias Ada alias Ganga, who was affiliated with AQIS. "These murderous Moslems were involved in grenade and gun attacks on law enforcers in Ibrahim Hyderi, Korangi, Zaman Town and other areas of 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...
, in which 25 police personnel bit the dust," said SSP Anwar.

The police claimed to have seized a G-3 rifle, a 7mm rifle, a repeater, a 9mm pistol, a mouser and a 30-bore pistol from their custody. The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Interestingly, the reports of the deadly encounter carried the name of the same officer who is known for his aggressive and sometimes controversial professional history. Rao Anwar was reinstated as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir only last month, following direct orders issued to the police chief by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

He was suspended in Sept 2016 after raiding Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan’s house without the permission of the Sindh Assembly speaker.

He had also moved the Sindh High Court to challenge his suspension. In his petition, the officer said that the raid was conducted in accordance with the law. He had pleaded to the high court to declare his suspension orders illegal.

Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [400 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent

6 militants shot to death in Gadap
Sindh police on Thursday conducted an operation in Gadap town, killing six men belonging to 'banned militant organisations', Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar Ahmed said.

The six men belonged to proscribed organizations Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, and were involved in targeting law enforcement personnel, Anwar alleged.

One of the men was also involved in the Army Public School attack, police officials said. An ID card was found from his pocket, but the investigators are trying to verify his identity as the card he was carrying may have been faked.

One of the men killed, Ibrahim Haydri, had allegedly been wanted by police for his involvement in grenade attacks and firing on various police officials in different areas of Karachi.

"Haydri and the other militants were responsible for the death of around 25 police personnel," the SSP alleged.

"The [six men] were shot dead in a gun battle during the police operation," SSP Anwar added.

The police had launched the operation on an intelligence tip-off. Acting on the information received, police officials said they conducted a targeted raid on a chicken farm off Superhighway near the Baqai Medical University.

As police personnel encircled the farm, the militants allegedly opened fire, which was returned by the police. The “heavy exchange of firing” lasted almost one hour, police claimed.

A police source said one G3 rifle, one 7mm rifle, one repeater, one 9mm pistol, one mauser, and one 30 bore weapon were recovered from the alleged militants.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [408 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Iraqi Hezbollah leader killed
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The secretary of Iraqi Shiite militia Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) has been killed according to Iraqi security source.

Bassem al-Mousawi died of wounds at a hospital in central Basra after attackers boarding a pickup truck shot at his vehicle, seriously wounding him and another companion, Gen Raid Hamrani, who was quoted by local news outlets.

Nobody has so far grabbed credit for the attack. Kataib Hizbollah is a part of Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) militias.

The group was founded in 2010 and has ties with Lebanese influential militia Hezbollah enjoy generous support from Iran in terms of finances and training, according to many reports. The United States brands Kataib Hizbollah as a terrorist group.

Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [470 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  my heart bleeds...
Posted by: Frank G || 02/10/2017 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  if it is not ISIS, it could be that al Mousawi had ticked off Iran and they had their agents do him in

after all Basra is near the Iran border
Posted by: lord garth || 02/10/2017 8:55 Comments || Top||

ISIS launches simultaneous attacks in Tikrit
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Salahuddin Province declared that the self-proclaimed Islamic State group launched two simultaneous attacks on north and east of Tikrit, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “The first attack was launched before midnight from two axis on Ajil oil field, east of Tikrit, where the group advanced on in Ankhila axis, south of the oil field.”

“Clashes are taking place now in the northern axis of the oil field, but security forces are fighting and summon reinforcements to repulse the attack,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

“The second attack was launched on north of Tikrit, where security forces foiled the attack but clashes are still ongoing, using medium and heavy weapons,” the source explained.

The source revealed that seven members of security forces were wounded, while the Islamic State’s casualties have not been determine so far.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [368 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Mosul Offensive News

Iraq douses oilfield fires at Qayyara

(Reuters) Five oil wells are still burning out of 25 that Islamic State set on fire in Qayyara, south of Mosul, an oil ministry statement said on Thursday.

State-run North Oil Company crews are working to control the fires torched by the hardline militants to slow down the advance of U.S.-backed Iraqi forces toward Mosul, their last major city stronghold in Iraq.

The oil field was one of the main sources of revenue for the group that declared in 2014 a self-styled ”caliphate” in parts of Syria and Iraq.

Islamic State used to ship at least 50 tanker truckloads a day from Qayyara and nearby Najma oilfields to neighboring Syria. A sign remains on the main road announcing prices of crude in places like the Syrian city of Aleppo, 550 km (340 miles) west of Qayyara.

“The smoke hurts our children, hurts us and, as we get older, it’s only going to cause us more problems,” Reuters quoted Sarhan Misin, 20, who works in a sweet shop just off Qayyara’s main road, as saying in a report about Qayyara in January.

Reuters quoted a doctor at the local hospital, asking not to be named for fear of reprisal by Islamic State, saying he had seen many more patients with respiratory problems in recent months, though was not able to give numbers.

ISIS judge dies in airstrike in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Kurdistan Region’s Security Council announced on Thursday, that a Kurdish official of the Islamic State group was killed by an airstrike in al-Zinjili area in the city of Mosul.

The Council said in a press statement, “The international coalition aircraft targeted the Islamic State’s Judicial Official, also known as Waleed Sarhan al-Kurdi (Abu Ali al-Kurdi) in the area of al-Zingili, in western Mosul, killing him, along with four of his bodyguards.”

“Kurdi was the Islamic State’s Judicial Official in the area of Tel Kaif, northeast of the city of Mosul,” the statement further added.

According to informed sources, nearly 500 Kurdish youths joined the Islamic State group between 2013 and 2014, after capturing Mosul.

Iraqi security officials detonate car bomb in al-Intsar neighborhood

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell announced on Thursday detonating a car bomb in the eastern side of the city of Mosul.

The cell said in a press statement, “Detachments of the Military Intelligence Directorate seized a booby-trapped vehicle that was prepared to target civilians, and detonated it in al-Intsar neighborhood in Mosul.”

In January 25th 2017, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced liberating the eastern side of Mosul from the Islamic State completely, while security forces are carrying out an offensive to liberate the western side.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antics

2 die in suicide bombing attack in Fallujah

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two Iraqi army soldiers were killed and two others were injured Thursday when a suicide bombing targeted their checkpoint south of Anbar’s city of Fallujah.

A security source told Alsumaria News that a booby-trapped car driven by a suicide bomber attacked the checkpoint on Fallujah-Ameriyat al-Sumoud road, causing the casualties.

Islamic State has waged several attacks against security forces in Anbar and other provinces since Iraqi government forces launched a major offensive in 2016 to retake regions occupied by the extremist group since 2014.

The group has been holding a few hideouts in western Anbar since 2014 that are still awaiting an official order by the government for security operations. Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition fighter jets regularly carry out airstrikes against the group’s locations in those areas. Early January, the province’s army commnand launched a brief offensive against IS targets in the west, recapturing a few villages before halting again.

Last Sunday, Eid al-Karbouli, a spokesperson of the Anbar province council, was quoted by Alsumaria News as saying that there were not enough troops to take over the targeted Islamic State-held towns, adding that the forces available were not “well-prepared” to assume security at the province’s borders with Syria.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [369 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

1 dead in bombing in Saba al-Bur area

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A bomb blast in southern Baghdad killed one civilian and wounded two others on Thursday, while the dead body of a security servant was found in the west, according to security sources.

Alghad Press reported that a bomb blast rocked Saba al-Bur area in southern Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding two others.

Alsumaria News quoted a security source as saying that the body of an Interior Ministry agent was found inside a vehicle parked in Abu Gharib, west of the capital. It bore gunshot signs in the head and chest.

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 bombing or the killing of the security agent, but IS militants have said they had been responsible for several bloody explosions and attacks that hit the capital in the past months, bringing the governorate municipal and security officials under critics’ fire.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [410 views] Top|| File under:

Terrorist opens fire in Petah Tikva, is subdued with sewing machine
[IsraelTimes] Three people hurt by gunfire, one stabbed in the neck, another in the ensuing fracas at central market in Tel Aviv suburb; Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, praises attack.

At least five people were lightly maimed when a Paleostinian man shot up a bus and stabbed someone near an outdoor market in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva on Thursday evening, officials said.

Police officers later tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
the West Bank man, who was still in possession of the gun used in the attack, a police spokesperson said.

The Hamas terror group in Gazoo praised the attack as a "natural result" of Israeli crimes, but did not claim responsibility. Hamas called on other Paleostinians to follow the gunman’s example, Ynet reported.

Just before 5:00 p.m., the gunman, shot up a bus near the Petah Tikva market on Baron Hirsch Street. One a man in his 50s was shot in the leg, while two women -- one in her 50s, the other in her 30s -- were hit by shrapnel, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

He was identified by Paleostinian media as Sadeq Nasser Abu Mazen, 18, from Beita al-Foka, a village south of Nablus.

The Paleostinian teenager used a Carlo-style submachine gun, a comparatively cheap improvised firearm, which is prevalent in the West Bank. Carlos, which are often cobbled together from water pipes and spare parts, are notoriously unreliable, and the weapon used in the attack apparently jammed multiple times. What is normally an automatic weapon was only able to fire a shot every few seconds, according to videos from the scene. An eyewitness told Walla news that the gunnies also entered a shop and tried to open fire, but his gun wouldn’t work at all.

The incident occurred at the entrance to the city’s busy central market, which was crowded with people shopping ahead of Shabbat.

After shooting at the bus, the suspect continued on foot towards Hovevei Tziyon Street, running through the city’s alleyways, before he was cornered by a group of civilians outside a sewing machine repair shop, according to police officer Ami Ben-David.

The Ynet news site reported that one of the civilians used one of the shop’s sewing machines to take down the attacker. An eyewitness told Channel 2 news that he used a wood plank to hit the man as well, and said the suspect yelled in Arabic as he was tackled.

In the scuffle, a man in his 40s was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver as he attempted to apprehend the assailant, he told medics.

After the suspected terrorist was subdued by the citizens, coppers arrived and arrested him. He was handed over to the Shin Bet security service for questioning, Ben-David said.

Alon Rizkan, one of the medics, described the scene following the attack as "chaos." Videos from the scene show people screaming and fleeing from the scene en masse. During the commotion that followed, another man, estimated to be in his 30s, suffered a light head wound, MDA said. He had been set upon by a mob after the attack, as they mistook him for the terrorist responsible for the attack.

A video of the incident shows coppers leading away the Arab Israeli man, as bystanders shout curses at him. A few members of the crowd tried to strike him, but police kept them back. One bystander defended the Arab Israeli man, telling the crowd: "He didn’t do anything. Let the man go."

Officers reportedly arrested the man, but released him a short time later, after realizing that he had not been involved in the attack.

Three people were also treated after they suffered anxiety attacks, MDA said. In total, eight victims were taken to Petah Tikva’s Beilinson Hospital for treatment, the ambulance service said.

A Rishon Lezion court issued a gag order on all details of the case, police said.
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#1  Why we have Assault Singers.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/10/2017 6:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Sew him into a bag with a feral boar and dump him at a Texas BBQ contest.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/10/2017 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  It sounds like a Gaza typewriter,
But quite a bit lighter and brighter.
Superior mettle
Defending the shtetl
When thrown by an old ghetto schneider.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 02/10/2017 7:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Good to see the crowd not waiting for the police.

You have to mob the muzzies.

They can only fight when it's all on their terms.

reading the koran makes people useless at everything
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/10/2017 8:28 Comments || Top||

#5  a man in his 40s was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver

Prob needed stitches.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2017 10:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Chicago Singer.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/10/2017 12:18 Comments || Top||

44 Daesh terrorists 'neutralized' in northern Syria
A total of 44 Daesh terrorists were “neutralized” over the last 24 hours as part of Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, the military announced Thursday, Anadolu reported.

Turkish Armed Forces, who use the word "neutralized" to refer to killed, wounded or captured terrorists, also hit 253 Daesh targets in air and artillery strikes over the same period, the General Staff said in a statement.

Coalition aircraft hit six Daesh targets in northern Syria during 24 hours, the statement said.
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Fierce fighting 20km from Raqqa
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Fierce fighting took place on Wednesday between gunnies and US-backed Syrian rebels just 20 kilometers from the ISIS’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa, an AFP news hound saw.

On Saturday, the rebels ‐ a coalition of fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ‐ announced a new phase in a bid to capture Raqqa, and mounted an attack from north and northeast. An AFP news hound at Bir Fawaz, 20 km north of Raqqa, heard machine-gun fire all day Wednesday as SDF attacked ISIS positions in the neighboring village of Maayzila.

The village also came under repeated attack by at least three anti-ISIS coalition warplanes, and heavy smoke could be seen billowing from there. "There has been heavy fighting since the morning. Many IS fighters are holed up inside Maayzila," the local SDF commander, Ararat Kojer, told AFP.

Twelve villages have fallen to the rebels in the latest phase of the offensive, which was launched on November 6. "Progress is slow because ISIS are putting up a ferocious resistance and placed mines around the approaches to many villages," Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is monitoring the conflict, told AFP.

Also readL: Turkish army, Syrian rebels escalate assault on ISIS-held city

The SDF, which has been lobbying for weapons to help them carry out the offensive, has recently received armored SUVs from the United States. A US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes on ISIS in Syria and neighboring Iraq since 2014. The s offensive is being supported by 500 US troops, including demining teams, military trainers and members of the special forces.

Earlier Wednesday, a front man for the coalition predicted that the IS bastion would soon be almost cut off. Although it will not be completely encircled, "it will be very difficult to get into or out of the city," Colonel John Dorrian said in a video conference from Baghdad.

"What we would expect is that within the next few weeks the city will be nearly completely isolated," Dorrian said. US-backed Iraqi forces have wrested part of the Iraqi city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
from ISIS control, although the city’s western districts have yet to be retaken.

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3 Turkish soldiers die in Russian airstrike
"Moi plokho!"
Russian air strikes accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others when engaging in an operation against terror group ISIS in northern Syria on Thursday, the Turkish military said.

“During an operation by a Russia Federation warplane against ISIS targets in the region of the Euphrates Shield operation in Syria, a bomb accidentally hit a building used by Turkish Army units,” the military said in statement.

The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin had called Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, blaming the misdirected strikes on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.

The incident highlighted the risk of unintended clashes between the numerous outside powers involved in Syria’s complex six-year-old war. Besides Russia and Turkey, they include Iran-aligned proxy Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias, and members of a U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS.

Russia is a key ally of Syrian authoritarian Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey supports the rebels opposing him. In 2015, Turkey shot down a Russian air force jet that it said had crossed into Turkish airspace, though Moscow denied that happened.

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels meanwhile pursued a major offensive against the ISIS-held Syrian city of al-Bab, 30 km south of the border with Turkey.

A rebel commander said fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), working with Turkish commanders, were moving forward from territory near the western gates of the city, which they had stormed on Wednesday.
“The battles began a short while ago to complete what had been achieved yesterday,” said a commander of a leading FSA group fighting in al-Bab, who requested anonymity.

The capture of the town would deepen Turkish influence in an area of northern Syria where it has created a de facto buffer zone. It launched its Euphrates Shield operations in August, backing Syrian rebels with special forces, tanks and aircraft to sweep ISIS hardliners from its border area and stop the advance of a Kurdish militia.
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#1  Whoopsie!
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Syrian army hits ISIS positions in Aleppo, Deir Ezzor
[al-Manar] A Syrian army unit, covered by air force, carried out on Thursday qualitative operations against gatherings and movement axes of ISIL terrorists in the southern surrounding of Deir Ezzor city.

SANA reporter in the province said that an army unit, backed by air force, carried out intensive operations targeting ISIL fortifications and the supply lines in the Graveyards area south of Deir Ezzor city, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists in personnel and weaponry.

An army unit targeted Thursday morning gatherings of ISIL terrorists and their vehicles in Tal Ayoub (hill) to the east of the Military Academy in the eastern of Aleppo countryside.

A military source told SANA reporter that the operations resulted in killing and injuring many of the terrorists, in addition to destroying 4 vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns.
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Syrian regulars destroy al-Nusra structure in Damascus
[al-Manar] The Syrian army managed on Thursday to detonate and destroy a key Nusra Front post in Jobar neighborhood in Damascus eastern countryside, killing all the existing terrorists, according to Al-Manar sources.

In details, the Syrian army had planned to target the terrorists’ headquarters that had represented a main threat for its soldiers, the sources said.

The national military unit planted the explosives, withdrew from the scene and detonated the building, the sources pointed out.

Al-Manar Website obtained exclusive photos which show more details about the operation.
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Terror Networks
Veteran Qaeda leader killed
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The US military said Wednesday that it had killed eleven al-Qaeda operatives, including a veteran leader and suicide kaboom pioneer, in a bombing raid in Syria. The Pentagon said Abu Hani al-Masri, the Qaeda veteran, was one of those killed in the precision Arclight airstrikes near Idlib carried out on February 3-4.

Al-Masri was an early official in al-Qaeda, overseeing the group’s training camps in Afghanistan in the 1980s and 1990s as he worked with Qaeda founder the late Osama bin Laden
... who used to be alive but now he's not...
and current leader Ayman al-Zawahiri
... Formerly second in command of al-Qaeda, now the head cheese, occasionally described as the real brains of the outfit. Formerly the Mister Big of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Bumped off Abdullah Azzam with a car boom in the course of one of their little disputes. Is thought to have composed bin Laden's fatwa entitled World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders. Currently residing in the North Wazoo area assuming he's not dead like Mullah Omar. He lost major face when he ordered the nascent Islamic State to cease and desist and merge with the orthodx al-Qaeda spring, al-Nusra...
. There "he recruited, indoctrinated, trained and equipped thousands of turbans who subsequently spread throughout the region and the world," the Pentagon said in a statement.

They said he also helped found Egyptian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
"he first Sunni group to use jacket wallahs in their terror attacks." "These strikes disrupt al-Qaeda’s ability to plot and direct external attacks targeting the US and our interests worldwide," said Pentagon front man Jeff Davis.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

Mass grave of ISIS victims found in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army forces ran into two mass graves containing the bodies of unknown victims killed by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, a security source there said Thursday.

The source told Alsumaria News that a force from the army’s 1st division found the graves in a sanitary dump behind al-Askari district in the town of Rutba, 310 km west of Ramadi.

The source added that a team of forensic officials would arrive later to open up the graves to identify people the corpses belonged to.

Several mass graves have been found as Iraqi security forces recaptured several areas held by IS militants since 2014. Islamic State regularly executed security agents and civilians collaborating with security or violating its extreme religious rules.

The group has been holding a few hideouts in western Anbar since 2014 that are still awaiting an official order for security operations. Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition fighter jets regularly carry out airstrikes against the group’s locations in those areas.

Battles between Islamic State and Iraqi troops have displaced at least 191.000 civilians, according to government data. The extremist group has regularly targeted and executed people attempting to flee areas under its control, according to citizens and aid groups.

ISIS detains 3 ISIS troops for arguing

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has jailed three of its leaders for attempting to dissent with the group, local sources said Thursday as the group braces for further battles with government forces.

“Forces from Daesh (Islamic State) carried out raids today at Bab al-Toub and al-Dawasah, and arrested three of its leaders,” the source told Alsumaria News. They are all Nineveh locals, including an assistant to the group’s official on mosques.

“Initial information available regarding the reasons for the arrests denote that the detainees were accused of attempting to break with the group,” said the source.

Since the Iraqi government launched an offensive in mid October to retake Mosul from Islamic State, the extremist group has sustained severe losses in personnel and ground. It has also bee stricken with divisions and infighting, with reports of attempted dissent and executions of delinquent fighters growing.

Recent reports have said that the idea of dishonoring the pledge of allegiance to the group’s supreme leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have become on the table as Baghdadi’s whereabouts or survival proved to be questionable.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a recent interview with France 24 that his government was aware of Baghdadi’s location, and that he had lost many of vital leaderships around him.

Iraqi troops recaptured eastern Mosul on January 24th after three months of battles, and are awaiting government orders to invade the IS-held west.

9 total die in rocket attacks in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Rockets launched by Islamic State militants on Thursday killed a school student in eastern, while other rockets from a yet unknown source killed eight in the west.

Shafaaq News website quoted medical and security sources saying a student was killed and five others were wounded by rockets launched on al-Muthanna district in eastern Mosul.

Iraqi troops recaptured eastern Mosul from IS on January 24th after three months of battles, but the extremist group had used to attack areas it lost to security forces, leading to security and civilian deaths on several occasions. Security generals said recently they foiled several attempts by the militants to cross the Tigris River into eastern Mosul to carry out attacks against the forces.

In western Mosul, Anadolu Agency quoted local and medical sources saying eight civilians were killed and 16 others were wounded when rockets launched from the security-controlled eastern region landed on a popular marketplace.

Mohamed Gamal, a resident of Bab al-Toub, told the agency that several mortar missiles landed on the dense area, leaving casualties and destroying several stores.

Since retaking eastern Mosul, Iraqi government forces have been awaiting orders from the supreme military command, headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, to invade IS strongholds in western Mosul.

2 ISIS operators die in small arms attack in Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Salahuddin Province revealed that two members of the Islamic State were killed in an attack launched by an armed attack in Sharqat, north of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “Two members of the Islamic State, riding a motorcycle in an agriculture road in Sharqat were killed, today, by an armed attack launched by unidentified gunmen.”

“The Islamic State mobilized its members in the area of incident, which is considered the first of its kind since many months,” the source added.

Noteworthy, Islamic State group is still controlling many areas in the district of Sharqat.

ISIS abducts 385 fleeing Hawija

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) The self-proclaimed Islamic State group abducted 385 persons fleeing from Hawija District, southwest of Kirkuk, a source told Alsumaria News on Thursday.

The source said, “Members of the Islamic State abducted 260 persons near Dhibat Village, while moving toward Maktab Khalid area, southwest of Kirkuk.”

“The terrorist group also abducted 125 persons near Haml Village in Hamrin,” the source added. “These persons were fleeing from Hawija District, southwest of Kirkuk, and were abducted for leaving the land of caliphate and collaborating with security forces,” the source explained.

“The Islamic State took the abductees to the center of Hawija District,” the source further added.

Noteworthy, Hawija District, in addition to the areas of Rashad, Riyad, Abbasi and Zab are still under the control of the Islamic State.
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  Syrian Democratic Forces launch new anti-ISIS operation in eastern Raqqa
Sat 2017-02-04
  Louvre terror attack: Egyptian man, 'who arrived in France in January' shot five times after attacking soldier with machete
Fri 2017-02-03
  ISIS sets ablaze Syria’s largest source of gas as Syrian Army closes on their positions
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  US: Female Al-Qaeda combatants killed in Yemen raid
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