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Breaking: Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman Dies in Prison
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Afghanistan
Top Haqqani network leader killed in Afghan forces coordinated attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top leader of the Haqqani terrorist network was killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted by the Afghan forces in Southeast of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said the Haqqani leader killed in the operation has been identified as Khan Badshah son of Gulab Shah who was also famous as Faryadi.

According to a statement by NDS, Khan Badshah was killed along with some other senior Haqqani network leaders.

The statement further added that the other hard boy killed in the Arclight airstrike has been identified as Khan Badshah’s deputy Syedan who was famous as Fedayi and was originally a resident of Orgun district.

Another hard boy identified as Mohsin, originally hailing from North Wazoo, was also killed as he was in command of a group of at least 30 hard boys.

NDS said the fourth Haqqani leader killed in the Arclight airstrike has not been identified so far.

Badshah Khan was involved in training jacket wallahs and had key role in some of the major attacks in Khost, Paktia and Zabul province, NDS said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

#1  that's gonna piss the ISI off
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2017 5:58 Comments || Top||

#2  that's gonna piss the ISI off

Yes. All that money and time invested - gone.

I wonder if Faryadi's catamite gets survivor benefits?
Posted by: Pappy || 02/18/2017 7:40 Comments || Top||


ISIS leader among 12 killed during Shaheen-25 operations in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 12 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 during the military operations 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 said the Lions of Islam were killed during the Shaheen-25 operations launched five days ago in this province.

At least four of the Lions of Islam were killed in in Gorgori and Payeen areas of Haska Mina district.

The remaining eight Lions of Islam were killed during the operations in Pandok area of Kot district, the police commandment added.

The Afghan forces destroyed a heavy machine gun, Dshk, during the operations, the police commandment said, adding that the local residents and security forces did not suffer any casualties during the operations.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups including the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


2 Afghan civilians killed in Pakistani artillery shelling in Kunar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two non-combatants were killed in artillery shelling from the other side of Durand Line in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the incident took place late on Thursday night after dozens of artillery shells were fired on Sarkano district.

Provincial police front man Faridullah Dehqan said the shelling started at around 10:00 pm local time and continued for several hours.

He said one of the rockets landed on a residential house in Sarkano district, leaving two members of a family dead.

According to Dehqan, a woman and his 15-year-old son were among those killed in the shelling.

The shelling started hours after a deadly kaboom destroyed a shrine in Sindh province of Pakistain and shortly after the military of Pakistain closed the routes connecting the two countries along the Durand Line.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Africa North
Hundreds of migrants storm Spain's Ceuta, clashing with police
[DeutscheWelle] Spanish authorities said 11 guards in a territory in North Africa were maimed when some 500 people forced their way through a border fence. The rush came as Morocco threatened it could let more migrants colonists through amid a trade dispute with the EU.

Almost 500 migrants colonists broke through the border of Spain's Ceuta enclave from Morocco on Friday.

A group of 700 people simultaneously rushed a gate in the 6-meter (20-foot) fence, with 498 making it into Spanish territory, the Spanish Civil Guard said. The mass entry was one of the largest since the fence was erected in 2005. Over 1,000 people stormed the border fence in January. For many, an attempt to reach a Spanish territory is safer than trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, a route to Europe that saw a record number of deaths in 2016.

A Ceuta government official told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named two migrants colonists were hospitalized due to injuries they sustained in the assault and 11 Spanish police were also hurt. A Civil Guard front man said at least 10 members of Morocco's armed forces were also injured.

Ceuta's Red Thingy emergency response team reported more than 30 migrants colonists were treated at a migrant center for bone fractures and other injuries.

Moslem colonists Migrants are often injured in attempts on the border

A video filmed by "Faro TV Ceuta" showed migrants colonists with blood on their faces and bruises but celebrating the arrival in Spanish territory. Some wrapped themselves in Spanish and European flags and screamed, "Freedom, freedom!"

Hundreds of people, mainly sub-Saharan Africans, live illegally in Morocco and regularly attempt to enter the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Most are fleeing conflict and poverty.

The Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla have the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
's only land borders with Africa.

Morocco threatens more migrants colonists
In January about 1,100 people stormed the border fence, injuring at least 50 Moroccan and Spanish border guards. In December more than 400 migrants colonists managed to enter the tiny territory of Ceuta when a group of more than 900 attempted to cross. And in October more than 200 people made it over the razor wire fence.

The latest attempt on the border came amid a tense trade dispute between Morocco and the EU over the interpretation of a free trade farm and fishing deal.

In late 2016, an EU court ruled the trade deal did not apply to the Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony controlled by Rabat where the Polisario Front is fighting for independence.

The court said control of the disputed territory remained unclear and the EU did not recognize it as part of Morocco.

The decision angered Morocco, which in a warning on February 7 suggested it could lead to "a new flow of migration" towards Europe and place the continent "at risk."

The border consists of two fences, eight kilometers long and six meters high. Between these a network of steel cables hinders movement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2017 02:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [556 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  grapeshot and flamethrowers
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2017 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  screaming "Freedom, Freedom." From what...the Anus of Islam?
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Uneremp2018 || 02/18/2017 7:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Freedom from responsibility.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/18/2017 10:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Mistranslation.

It was actually "Free Shit, Free Shit!"
Posted by: charger || 02/18/2017 12:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't any of these European countries own any machine guns to protest themselves from foreign invaders?
Posted by: Barbara || 02/18/2017 12:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Maimed.
Posted by: Woozle B. Hayes9884 || 02/18/2017 13:55 Comments || Top||

#7  This is nothing a couple of GAU-2B/A 7.62mm mini-guns couldn't put a stop to.
Posted by: Omomort Cheager7040 || 02/18/2017 15:19 Comments || Top||


3 soldiers killed, 4 injured during raid in Egypt's central Sinai
[AlAhram] Three army soldiers were killed and four others injured in an kaboom in the El-Halal mountain area in central Sinai, the Egyptian army said on Friday.

The kaboom occurred during a raid on "terrorist hideouts" by the third field army and police forces in the area. The raid also resulted in the death of three snuffies and the arrest of three others, an army front man said on his official Facebook page.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2017 02:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers
[Ynet] Witnesses and soldiers say 11 people have been killed as Nigerian troops battled Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jacket wallahs and fighters to repel an attack on the outskirts of northeastern Maiduguri city.

They say nine suicide bombers and two civilians died early Friday.

It was the fiercest attack in months by Boko Haram on the city that is the birthplace of the Islamic insurgency.

Police say three exploding trollop female suicide bombers detonated vehicles parked at a truck station around midnight. The two civilians died there.

Self-defense fighters say soldiers later fired at gunnies on cycle of violences escorting suicide bombers, killing at least six of the bombers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2017 01:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
UAE Soldier Killed Fighting in Yemen
[An Nahar] An Emirati soldier was killed while on duty with a Saudi-led coalition battling Houthis in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates' official WAM news agency reported on Friday.

"The general command of the armed forces announced the martyrdom of Suleiman Mohammed Al Thuhuri, one of its soldiers involved in Operation Restoring Hope," WAM said.

The announcement comes after a coalition raid on a rebel post in Khokha, south of the main Red Sea port of Hodeida, killed 15 rebels and maimed 20 on Wednesday, according to military sources allied with the coalition.

A second Emirati soldier died of a heart attack, WAM said.

Some 80 Emirati soldiers have been killed since the coalition launched its intervention in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in March 2015.

More than 7,400 people have been killed since the intervention began, including around 1,400 children, according to World Health Organization figures.

Despite the coalition's superior firepower, the rebels and their allies still control the capital Sanaa and much of the northern and central highlands as well as the port of Hodeida.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Britain
Police arrest a man at Heathrow on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts
[SkyNews] Police have arrested a 36-year-old man at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

Counter-terrorism detectives detained the man when he arrived at the airport on Thursday afternoon.

He is being held under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) at a west London police station.

Scotland Yard says enquiries are continuing.
Lots of sources have this much, but even the Daily Mail has no more.
Update from The Sun at 7:20 p.m. ET:
COPS have bailed a 36-year-old man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

Counter-terrorism detectives swooped on the man on Thursday afternoon.

The suspect has since been questioned at a west London police station and released on bail to a date in mid-May.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:


The Grand Turk
Turkey car bomb kills child, wounds 17
[GEO.TV] A boom-mobile on Friday rocked the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, killing a child and wounding 17 people, the provincial governor's office said.

"Eighteen of our citizens have been taken to hospital, among them a 10-year-old child who lost their life," the office said, adding that one of the injured was in a serious condition.

The kaboom -- which took place near a building where prosecutors are housed -- struck the district of Viransehir, the office added.

Earlier the official Anadolu news agency had cited governor Gungor Azim Tuna as saying the dead child was a three-year-old boy.

The governor said the "terror attack" was caused by a parked vehicle that was loaded with explosives and detonated using a remote control, the agency reported.

The lodgings were badly damaged, the governor added, while Dogan news agency said other buildings and several cars in the area were also damaged.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Twitter that no terrorist organization or attack would weaken The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's fight against terror.

"Our determined and effective fight against terror will continue," he said.

No group immediately claimed the attack, and Bozdag did not say which organization the government suspected.

Turkey was hit by a series of attacks in 2016 blamed on Kurdish forces of Evil 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....
(IS) jihadists, killing hundreds of people. The country was also shaken by a failed military coup last July.

This year also had a bloody start, with a New Year's attack on an elite Istanbul nightclub that left 39 people dead, most of them foreigners. The attack was claimed by IS.

Last month the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), a splinter group of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), grabbed credit for an attack that left two dead in the Aegean city of Izmir.

The PKK has been waging an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984 during which over 40,000 people have been killed. It is proscribed as a terror organization by Ankara, the United States and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
The Turkish government says the TAK is merely a front for the better-known PKK.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Home Front: WoT
Breaking: Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman Dies in Prison
[Rooters] Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted of the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York in 1993, has died in prison in the United States, his son Ammar told Reuters on Saturday.

Ammar said his family had received a phone call from a U.S. representative saying his father had died.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2017 11:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [932 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh the hunanity! Jailed, never to see the light of freedom day


*spit*
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2017 12:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Does it make me a bad person to hope that it was as painful a death as all he was responsible for?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/18/2017 12:24 Comments || Top||

#3  On the bright side, he'll never have to worry about being cold again . . . .
Posted by: Barbara || 02/18/2017 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Any hog farms around Butner, N.C. need any feed?
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 02/18/2017 12:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Something I did not know:

U.S. authorities blamed a computer error for the visa, but the mistake was compounded in 1991 when Abdel-Rahman was given a green card and permanent U.S. resident status. The New York Times reported the CIA had approved the visa application for Abdel-Rahman, who had supported the anti-Soviet mujahedin in Afghanistan during the 1980s.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/18/2017 12:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Canuckistan, Butner is in the heart of hog country, but it would be wrong to feed them such putrid food.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/18/2017 12:58 Comments || Top||

#7  Aww shucks. Longer time in prison would have been a plus.
Posted by: Wheresh Gliling4972 || 02/18/2017 13:20 Comments || Top||

#8  Brace yourselves for the dire vengeance.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/18/2017 16:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Only the flies around camel shit morn him.
Posted by: Airandee || 02/18/2017 16:38 Comments || Top||

#10  Bet he never saw it coming!
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 02/18/2017 18:07 Comments || Top||

#11  Okay, you get to keep that one.

Now go to your room.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/18/2017 18:22 Comments || Top||

#12  Champagne time!
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/18/2017 18:25 Comments || Top||

#13  Hell stimks tonight!
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 02/18/2017 20:00 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Militant arrested, 2 cops hurt in grenade attack
[Daily Excelsior] Security forces today tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
a Death Eater, who was involved in a murder and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession. Two police men were maimed in a grenade attack in Nowgam area of Srinagar this evening.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla, Imtiaz Hussain, said that the Death Eater, Irshad Ahmad Bhat son of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat of Wailoo, Pattan in North Kashmire, was arrested in a joint operation by Police, Army and CRPF.

"One AK series rifle, 2 AK magazines, one Chinese pistol, one pistol magazine, four hand grenades and other ammunition were recovered from the possession of the Death Eater", he said.

The SSP said that the Death Eater was also found involved in firing incident in village Gundari Pora Pattan on August 11, 2016 wherein the accused had fired upon two persons, Abdul Rehman Wani son of Mahda Wani and Aftab Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of same village accusing them of defying hartal
... a peculiarly Bangla combination of a general strike and a riot, used by both major political groups in lieu of actual governance ...
call by playing cards. "Both the person had received gunshot wounds but survived after immediate hospitalization", he said.

He was also involved in murder case of 25 year old Zakir Ahmad of Mehmoodpora, Pattan. "On 09/11/2016 dead body of one Zakir Hussain Badoo aged about 25 years S/o Ghulam Ahmad Badoo R/o Mehmoodpora, Pattan was found lying on roadside in the outskirts of the village", he said.

The SSP said that the dead body bore gunshot wounds on chest and prima facie appeared to be the case of murder. "Case FIR No 207/2016 under Sections of 307 RPC and 7/27 Arms Act was registered in Police Station Pattan.After medico-legal formalities investigation into the matter was taken up. During the course of investigation it surfaced that the dear departed was killed by pistol fire by one of his acquaintances having Death Eater affiliations", he added.

Evidence-both oral and circumstantial pointed towards the involvement of one Irshad Ahmad Bhat son of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat of Wailoo, Pattan in North Kashmire.

The accused and victim have been knowing each other for long. They had fallen out on some sensitive issue which led to heated argument on the date and time of incident and thereafter Irshad fired upon him point blank from his pistol which hit the chest of victim who died on spot.

"The accused offender Irshad has been an active Death Eater of Hizbul-Mujahideen terrorist outfit who had joined Death Eater ranks after killing of his Death Eater father Fayaz Ahmad Bhat in inter gang rivalry in year 2015", he said.

Militants this evening hurled a grenade on a police party in Nowgam area of Srinagar injuring two police persons. Police said that murderous Moslems hurled grenade on the police party and bravely ran away under the cover of darkness. Senior Police and para-military officials reached the spot to assess the situation.



Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Hand grenade attack on compound of Union Council Nazim in Peshawar
[GEO.TV] The compound of Union Council Nazim in the area of Totalai of Buner district was attacked with a hand grenade in the wee hours of Saturday.

The kaboom caused by the hand grenade caused the roof of the compound to collapse, trapping two people in the debris.

Rescue operation is underway to dig out the two people stuck underneath the debris.

According to police, a hand grenade was thrown by faceless myrmidons on the house of Totalai Union Council Nazim, the kaboom led to the roof collapsing upon the two asleep people inside.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Terrorists behind Lahore bombing arrested, claims CM Punjab
[GEO.TV] Chief Minister Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Shehbaz Sharif on Friday claimed that the perpetrators of the Lahore Chairing Cross attack have been caught, adding that one of them belongs to Afghanistan while the other is from FATA’s Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
.

The CM Punjab was addressing a presser in Lahore. He said that the planning of the attack took place in Afghanistan.

CM Punjab said that the suicide kaboomer came from Afghanistan to perpetrate the attack that claimed at least 14 lives, including that of two senior police officials on February 13.

He said that the prime minister is raising the issue of terrorism with the Afghan government. He added that the terrorism in Pakistain is coming from terrorist networks in Afghanistan.

Shehbaz said that the army, Rangers and police all are the assets of the country.

He further said that the government would support the decision to extend the tenure of military courts.

The confession statement from the controller of the Lahore attack identified as Anwar also has surfaced.

During the video, the controller is being asked some questions regarding the attack. Responding to questions, the controller said he belongs to Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
in Afghanistan.

When asked when he was provided the suicide jacket, he said that it reached him 25 days ago.

The controller said that he was given the suicide jacket by a member named Arif of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain’s splinter group Jamatul Ahrar.

Anwar said that he helped the suicide attacker reach Lahore from 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.
’s Torkhum Ada.

On Thursday, a picture showing one of the alleged controllers of the Charing Cross suicide kaboom had been released. A reward of Rs 1 million has also been announced for information pertaining to the controller.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens after IS shrine bombing
[SCMP] Pak security forces killed dozens of suspected forces of Evil on Friday, a day after 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....
claimed a suicide kaboom that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine in the latest of a series of attacks across the country.

The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistain’s deadliest attack in two years, killing at least 83 people and underlining the threat of bully boy groups like the Pak Taliban and Islamic State.

With authorities facing angry criticism for failing to tighten security before the bomber struck, analysts warned that the wave of violence pointed to a major escalation in Islamist bully boys’ attempts to destabilise the region.

"This is a virtual declaration of war against the state of Pakistain," said Imtiaz Gul, head of the independent Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad.

With pressure growing for action, Pakistain demanded that neighbouring Afghanistan hand over 76 "terrorists" it said were sheltering over the border.

The bombings over five days have hit all four of Pakistain’s provinces and two major cities, killing around 100 people and shaking a nascent sense that the worst of the country’s bully boy violence may be in the past.

A series of military operations against holy warrior groups operating in Pakistain had encouraged hopes that their leaders were scattered.

"But this has led to a degree of complacency within our civil-military leadership that perhaps they have completely destroyed these elements, or broken their back," Gul said.

If so, that impression has been shattered by the events of recent days.

At Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, the white marble floor was still marked by blood on Friday, and a pile of abandoned shoes and slippers was heaped in the courtyard, many of them belonging to victims.

Outside, protesters shouted slogans at police, who they said had failed to protect the shrine.

"I wish I could have been here and died in the blast last night," a devastated Ali Hussain told Rooters, sitting on the floor of the shrine.

He said that local Sufis had asked for better security after a separate bombing this week killed 13 people in the eastern city of Lahore, but added: "No one bothered to secure this place".

Anwer Ali, 25, rushed to the shrine after he heard the kaboom, and described seeing dead bodies and chaos as people expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.

"There were threats to the shrine. The Taliban had warned that they will attack here, but authorities didn’t take it seriously," Ali said.

Sindh police chief A.D. Khawaja said on Friday that the corpse count had reached 83 people with scores more maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


2 wounded in bombing attack in al-Shaab

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians were wounded on Friday when an explosive device hit a road north of Baghdad, according to police sources, as bloody attacks continue to rock the capital on a near-daily basis.

The device was placed on the side of a road in al-Shaab region, north of the capital, the sources told Alsumaria News.

Iraq saw an increase in violence since Islamic State militants 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 Friday bombing, 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.

A most recent attack on Thursday, which was claimed by the extremist group, left 45 dead and 50 injured in al-Bayyaa region, southwest of Baghdad.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said violence in the country left nearly 382 dead, including security members, and 908 injured during January. Baghdad was the most affected province with 128 deaths and 444 injuries, according to the organization.
Posted by: badanov || 02/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian regulars continue advance on Palmyra
[al-Manar] SANA news agency reported that the allied forces on Thursday established control over al-Kallabiyeh farms and advanced 2 kilometers south of al-Bayarat are, some 20 kilometers to the west of Palmyra city, in Homs eastern countryside.

Heavy losses were inflicted upon ISIL terrorists during the clashes which preceded the advance.

The agency noted that the army units found weapons belonging to ISILterrorists in al-Bayarat al-Gharbiyeh, including “Hell” cannons, a number of rifles, a sniper rifle, a 12,7mm machinegun, a PKC machine gun ammunition and RPG rounds.

The army engineering units continued dismantling the IEDs spreading in the areas the army established control of, according to SANA.
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Syrian regime 'destroys six hospitals' in Daraa city
[AA.TR] Recent sustained bombing by Syrian regime warplanes have destroyed six hospitals in the southwestern city of Daraa, a civil defense official said on Thursday.

Muhammed Yusuf, a civil defense figure in the opposition-held part of the city, told Anadolu Agency Bashir al-Assad regime forces had conducted intensive assaults over the last 20 days.

Yusuf also claimed Russian jets had joined raids on residential areas in Daraa. Almost 40 percent of the city is under opposition control.

He said only one emergency unit was able to serve people among the destroyed hospitals in the opposition-held part of the city.

Yusuf did not give information about casualties.

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41 Fighters Executed in Syria Jihadist Infighting
[An Nahar] A jihadist group has executed 41 fighters from al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate and allied factions in infighting between the faceless myrmidons in Syria's Idlib province, a monitor said on Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Jund al-Aqsa group had captured the fighters and shot them to death in the town of Khan Sheikhun on Monday.

The deaths were only confirmed on Friday amid fierce fighting between the jihadist factions, said the Britannia-based monitoring group.

Jund al-Aqsa has been locked in festivities with former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
since Monday, after tensions erupted between them over influence in the rebel-held province of Idlib.

Fateh al-Sham is fighting alongside several allied groups in a coalition dubbed Tahrir al-Sham, and the festivities have spread beyond Idlib to neighboring Hama province.

The Observatory said the festivities had killed 125 fighters from both sides, including the 41 executed by Jund al-Aqsa.

Jund al-Aqsa is reviled by most rebels in the region, and is designed a "terrorist group" by Washington.

Despite that, in October Fateh al-Sham announced it had taken Jund al-Aqsa under its wing, although festivities between the two groups erupted shortly afterwards.

In January, Fateh al-Sham also battled other rebel groups in Idlib during 10 days of festivities that killed dozens of fighters.

The fighting reflects the increasingly strained relations between different factions in Idlib province that once fought alongside each other against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
's forces.

Idlib province is held almost entirely by opposition factions, and was captured by an alliance of fighters dubbed the Army of Conquest, led by Fateh al-Sham.
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#1  Were any Moslems involved or hurt? Oh.
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Russia bombs ISIS positions in Raqqa
[ARA] Russian warplanes on Friday conducted several Arclight airstrikes in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa Governorate, targeting 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....
’s (ISIS) tactical units and training camps.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that long-range bombers fired a series of cruise missiles at ISIS targets around Raqqa City.

"The Tupolev-95 bombers had taken off from Russia and flown over Iran and Iraq to get to Syria, and successfully targeted bad boy training camps and a command point," the ministry said in a statement.

Since launching its operations in Syria in September 2015, Russian Air Force has focused its power on Aleppo and other rebel-held areas.

This is the second time for Russia to target Raqqa‐ISIS de facto capital in Syria. In late 2015, Moscow carried out a series of Arclight airstrikes on Raqqa city, bombing ISIS fighting positions and weapons storage centers.

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