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Iraq Digs Anti-IS Trench around City of Ramadi
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [364 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Interesting. Two Sally Starrs from PA.
Posted by: Hupogum Angeart2579 || 02/20/2017 12:42 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Islamic State in the Sinai claims five members killed in Israeli drone strike
[IsraelTimes] Terror group says cell targeted Saturday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula; no immediate comment from IDF.

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....
’s official media outlet claimed Sunday five of its members were killed in an Israeli military Arclight airstrike in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula the day before.

According to Amaq news agency, an official media arm of the terror group, an Israeli dronezap struck a car with five Islamic State members in a village in the northern Sinai near the Egypt-Israel border on Saturday.

The strike occurred near the village of Shabana, south of the town of Rafah, Amaq said.

The Israel Defense Forces did not immediately respond to The Times of Israel’s request for comment, but generally refrains from confirming or denying strikes outside of Israel.

The reported attack came after tensions between Israel and the Islamic State’s affiliate in Sinai ratcheted up earlier this month.

On February 8, the group, known as the Sinai Province, shot four rockets at the southern Israeli city of Eilat. Three of the four rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile system, the army said. A military spokesperson said the fourth rocket was not shot down by the missile defense battery as it was headed toward an open field.

Sinai Province claimed the rocket attack on Eilat early the next day.

February 9 also saw two Paleostinians killed in a mysterious kaboom in Rafah, which the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terror group claimed was the result of an Israeli Arclight airstrike carried out in retaliation for the rockets.

Israel denied it had carried out any Arclight airstrikes in the area.

Last month, Israel ordered all of its citizens in the Sinai Peninsula to leave immediately due to security threats.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/20/2017 00:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  "Abu! Listen! Is that a drone I hear?"
"Don't be silly, the Egyptos don't have any.."

*boom*
Posted by: Frank G || 02/20/2017 12:42 Comments || Top||


Egypt’s army says arrests 8 terrorists in central Sinai
[AlAhram] The Egyptian army said on Sunday it had tossed in the clink
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
eight gunnies in central Sinai’s Halal Mountain.

"The raids on caves in Halal Mountain resulted in the destruction of 33 workshops for manufacturing Improvised Explosives Devices," an army front man said on Facebook.

"The raids also resulted in the confiscation of 66 cycle of violences and two off-road vehicles."

On Sunday, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail issued a decree banning cycle of violences in central and North Sinai for one year.

Two days ago, three army soldiers were killed and four others injured in an kaboom in the Halal Mountain area.

In late January, Egypt’s army said it killed six gunnies and arrested another in central Sinai.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Kuwait Jails Senior Official for Joining IS Jihadists
[An Nahar] Kuwait's supreme court on Sunday sentenced a top bureaucrat to 10 years in jail for joining and fighting with 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....
jihadist group in Syria and Iraq.

The court also fined the unnamed Kuwaiti national, who was a top official at the Kuwait municipality, $30,000 and convicted him of calling other people to join the group.

The ruling is final and cannot be challenged.

Kuwaiti courts have sentenced a number of IS members, sympathizers and financiers to various jail terms.

A lower court in December sentenced a Filipina to 10 years in jail after convicting her of joining the jihadist group and plotting attacks.

Authorities in July said they had dismantled three IS cells plotting attacks, including a suicide kaboom against a Shiite mosque and against an interior ministry target.

An IS-linked Saudi jacket wallah killed 26 worshipers in June 2015 when he went kaboom! in a mosque of Kuwait's Shiite minority, in the worst such attack in the Gulf state's history.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
PKK militant killed after ordering deadly attack on lodgings in Turkey’s southeast
A senior figure from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who was killed during an operation in southeastern province of Mardin on Feb. 17 had previously ordered a car bomb attack that killed two people at lodgings housing judicial personnel in Şanlıurfa later in the day, authorities have alleged.

The PKK militant, Yaşar Uygur, codenamed “Behzat,” was killed at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, while the car bomb attack occurred in the Viranşehir district of Şanlıurfa around two hours later.

Uygur, who was allegedly the group’s commander in Mardin, was one of two who ordered the deadly attack in Şanlıurfa, according to daily Habertürk. The other, İshak Özçaktu (“Porsipi”) is reportedly hiding from security forces in a rural area of Diyarbakır’s Lice district.

Meanwhile, police also stated that they found Katyusha missiles in the shelter where Uygur was killed. Authorities alleged that the missiles were set to be used in attacks on locations that were scouted by PKK militants in Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Kocaeli.

Uygur and Özçaktu were also reportedly behind attacks that have killed at least 150 people across Turkey.

Two people, including an 11-year-old child, were killed and 15 others were wounded in the car bomb attack on the lodgings for judiciary personnel in Viranşehir. One of the guards of the neighborhood, İbrahim Kete, was also killed in the attack. He was found dead under the rubble after the explosion.

Şanlıurfa Gov. Güngör Azim Tuna said one ton of explosives was planted in a car that was parked outside the lodgings before being detonated with remote control. The governor said the PKK was responsible for the attack. Police have detained 26 people in connection with the assault.

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Faruk Çelik and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ went to the district to inspect the site of the attack and visit the wounded.

“The vehicle was detonated just as a security guard who saw it being parked was about to intervene with a gun,” Soylu told reporters in Viranşehir on Feb. 18, adding that the blast caused damage to 14 buildings nearby. Eleven people were still being treated in hospital, Soylu said, including two in intensive care.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Shoot-on-sight orders over illegal entry from Afghanistan
[DAWN] QUETTA: As Pakistain’s border with Afghanistan at Chaman remains closed on the second consecutive day on Saturday, authorities issued shoot-at-sight orders for those found trying to cross over.

The Friendship Gate was closed on Friday as part of tightening security in the wake of the suicide kaboom on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan town of Sindh in which nearly 90 people bit the dust and over 340 others suffered injuries.

As a result, traffic and transit trade between Pakistain and Afghanistan also remained suspended.

"Shooting order has been issued to the security forces for those...found trying to enter...Pakistain illegally from any area of the border," security officials said. "The Friendship Gate at Pak-Afghan border [has been] sealed for [an] indefinite period," a Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
front man said.

"There will be no traffic between Pakistain and Afghanistan for an indefinite period," border officials said.

Shops in the Vash Mandi area across the border in Afghanistan were closed and traders in Chaman also did not open their businesses in protest against the terrorist attacks in Pakistain.

Hundreds of trucks and long vehicles carrying transit trade goods and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
supplies have been stranded on both sides of the border.

Official sources said that after the recent kabooms in Quetta, Lahore, 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.
and Sehwan more FC troops have been deployed along the border with Afghanistan.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [365 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  authorities issued shoot-at-sight orders for those found trying to cross over.


We don't need no stinking fence.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/20/2017 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2  "Shooting order has been issued to the security forces for those...found trying to enter...Pakistain illegally from any area of the border,"

Gotta remember, this order requires 1:1 preventative engagements of 'shooter-bullet-crosser'. That requires staging as many shooters as potential simultaneous border transgressors. Much better to channel the incoming traffic with walls and fences.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/20/2017 11:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Much better to channel the incoming traffic with walls and fences

That would preclude moving Talibs from Pakistain into Afghanistan.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/20/2017 12:38 Comments || Top||


205 suspects, mostly Afghan nationals, held in Punjab
[DAWN] LAHORE: At least 205 suspects, mostly Afghan nationals, were enjugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in a province-wide search and sweep operation by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the last 24 hours.

A front man for the 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....

police said the CTD, police and intelligence agencies continued search operation in the entire province on the fifth day to arrest the suspects involved in terror activities.

He said the police were focusing on intelligence-based search operations to get maximum results from it while all the arrested suspects were shifted to some undisclosed location for further interrogation.

He said the deployment at all sensitive government installations had been increased and the operation in and around localities of shrines in the province was also being conducted.

The search operation was conducted in Badami Bagh, Raiwind, Civil Lines, Old Anarkali, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Gulberg, Ghalib Market, Nishter Colony, Sanda, Naseerabad, Township and other areas.

A total 144 suspects were arrested in these areas of the city by LEAs. Police also recovered two pistols, 78 bullets, one Kalashnikov and one rifle from them.

The police also used bio-metric machines for identification of people and those who failed to produce documents to prove their identity were taken into custody.

The LEAs closed Bibian Pak Daman shrine after a suicide kaboom at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh.

The shrine administrators said they did not know when the shrine would be opened.

The LEAs arrested 58 suspects, including 19 Afghan nationals, from different areas of Kasur, Pattoki and Chunian under the National Action Plan (NAP).

The Afghan suspects were arrested from Pattoki and Kasur areas of Din Gar and Niaz Nagar. LEAs also claimed to have recovered illegal weapons from them.

Kasur DPO Ali Nasir Rizvi constituted several teams headed by circle DSPs in the district to monitor the combing operations.

LEAs also arrested 42 Afghan nationals during a midnight search operation in various parts of Sialkot.

Sialkot DPO Dr Abid Khan said the Rangpura police arrested 34 Afghan nationals residing illegally near Jinnah Stadium bridge.

The Cantonment police arrested three and Hajipura police five Afghan nationals.

The DPO said the Afghan nationals failed to prove their identity.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Air strikes target terrorist hideout in North Waziristan, says ISPR
[DAWN] The Pakistain Air Force (PAF) on Sunday carried out air strikes in the border area of North Wazoo Agency on terrorist positions, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The statement said the turbans tried to regroup in the Wucha Bibi area of the tribal agency and were targeted by the PAF.

A terrorist hideout was destroyed, killing the turbans occupying it, added the military's media wing.

The Arclight airstrikes comes following a week of terror attacks across the country, with the last one killing at least 88 people when a jacket wallah blew himself at the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

The ISPR late last week claimed to have killed more than 100 suspected turbans in intelligence-based operations carried out by security forces across the country, including Punjab.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iraq Digs Anti-IS Trench around City of Ramadi
[An Nahar] Security forces in Iraq's western region of Anbar began digging a trench around the scenic provincial capital Ramadi Sunday to protect it against infiltrations by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, officials said.

The trench and berm defensive structure will be 45 kilometers (28 miles) long, protecting mostly the city's southern and western side from the vast desert of Anbar where IS has remote hideouts.

"Anbar Operations Command has begun digging a trench and building berms south of Ramadi," provincial council member Adhal al-Fahdawi told AFP.

"The purpose is to stop boom-mobiles and other security breaches from desert regions," he said.

"The desert in Anbar is vast, it faces Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, Jordan and Syria and it is not fully secured. There are many canyons in which ISIS members can hide," he said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

Iraqi forces retook Ramadi, which lies about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of Baghdad, a year ago but IS fighters have continued to harass the security forces there.

The city, large parts of which were completely leveled in the fighting, needs to be secure if reconstruction efforts are to be stepped up.

"The main reason for this project is to prevent infiltrations by Lions of Islam and suicide kaboomers and their boom-mobiles, as well as movements by traffickers," Mahmud al-Falahi, who heads the Anbar Operations Command, said.

He said the trench and the berms would be around five-feet (1.5 meters) deep and high respectively.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [818 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  a big beautiful wall
Posted by: lord garth || 02/20/2017 7:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps we have already seen the future.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/20/2017 8:15 Comments || Top||

#3  "The main reason for this project is because we don't know what else to do other than build a moat to slow down cavalry charges."

"But where do you get the water to fill it?"

"One problem at a time!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/20/2017 11:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Based on the Moroccan Western Sahara Wall?

Posted by: 3dc || 02/20/2017 20:16 Comments || Top||


Islamic State defense lines in Mosul Airport collapse amid heavy fire
[Iraq News] One 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....
’s advanced defense lines in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Airport collapsed amid heavy shelling, a source told Alsumaria News on Sunday.

The source said, "One of the advanced defense lines, which were created by the Islamic State in Mosul Airport in western the city, collapsed after intense shelling."

"Dozens of the Islamic State’s fighters were seen while fleeing from the airport, after the shelling," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, Lieutenant General Abdel Amir Yarallah emphasized that Iraqi Armed Forces are racing, in high spirits, to liberate western Mosul from the Islamic State group.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IS members immediately evacuate their families from western Mosul
[Iraq News] A local source in Nineveh Province revealed that 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....
’s fighters started to immediately evacuate their families from western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
neighborhoods, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said, "Immediate evacuation of dozens of the Islamic State’s families started in some neighborhoods of western Mosul, especially near the stationing points of the security forces."

"The evacuation is an evidence that these neighborhoods will fall soon, after the collapse of the nearby Islamic State’s defense lines," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, Prime Minister and General Commander of Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi announced launching the battle to liberate western Mosul from the Islamic State’s grip.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IS accuses western Mosul people of treason as call to arms defied
[Iraq News] 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....
has accused citizens in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
of treason as many defied calls to join the fight against government forces which had begun an invasion of the region to drive out the bully boy group.

A local source told Alsumaria News that IS members, boarding pickup trucks and holding loudspeakers, urged citizens to join the battle’s front line to push back the major security offensive.

With citizens abstaining, some IS leaders, through megaphones, accused them of "treason" and "dishonoring allegiance" to the group, according to the source, who explained that 90 percent of residents who signed up for drafting weeks earlier failed to show up, putting the group in a tight spot.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
another local source told Alsumaria News that unknown assailants set fire on Sunday to three Islamic State headquarters, a few hours after the group evacuated the facilities. A local source had also said earlier that five IS combat patrols became under a gun attack in less than one hour, prompting forces of Evil to impose a comprehensive curfew at six districts.

Security forces marked a successful start on Sunday by recapturing nearly six villages and a major power station as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi officially announced a decisive phase of operations to retake western Mosul.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


PMUs begin west Mosul invasion, bring down IS defenses
[Iraq News] al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) began Sunday an invasion of western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
areas coincidentally with Iraqi government forces which launched a new stage of offensives against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
snuffies in that region.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the PMUs 26th Brigade embarked on an offensive targeting western Mosul areas starting from Irbeed region, bringing down IS defenses there. al-Hashd’s media service, meanwhile, said the forces advanced towards the liberation of Tal Kaisoum, an area on the road between central Mosul and the strategic town of Tal Afar.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi, an alliance of volunteer Shia militias, has been active in western Mosul since operations to retake the city launched in October. It had made significant gains by besieging IS’s stronghold at the town of Tal Afar and cutting the group’s supply lines from Syria. The force, which received recognition as a national armed force, had, however, faced accusations of human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
violations.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a brief announcement earlier on Sunday that security forces launched an operation to retake the western side of Mosul, Islamic State holy warriors’ largest stronghold in Iraq which the group took over in 2014. He said on January 24th that government forces, backed by popular militias and U.S.-led coalition troops, had cleared the whole of the eastern region from snuffies after more than three months of fighting.

Also on Sunday, military media said army and Federal Police forces recaptured the villages of Azba and Bakhira, as well as Lazzagah power station near the Tigris River.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas condemns 6 ‘informants for Israel’ to death by hanging
[IsraelTimes] Verdict raises number of people on death row to 10; others given jail term for alleged spying.

Six Gazooks were condemned to be hanged over charges they informed for Israel, two Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,-run military courts ruled Sunday.

Three men were sentenced to hang by the permanent military court and death sentences for another three were upheld by the supreme military court, according to a statement on the Hamas-run Gazoo Paleostinian interior ministry website.

Sunday’s verdicts raise the number of people on death row to 10.

Seven other people were given prison sentences Sunday ranging from 12 to 17 years long for spying for Israel.

The supreme military court also granted an appeal to a 24-year-old who was sentenced to hang for spying, and instead sentenced him to an unspecified term of hard labor in prison.

Under Paleostinian law, death sentences can be handed out for those collaborating with Israel, murderers and narcos.

But there are stark differences between the Gazoo Strip and the West Bank, the territory controlled by the Paleostinian Authority, which is dominated by President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
’s Fatah party.

No execution has been carried out in the West Bank since 2002, and only two were carried out there between 1994 and 2002.

Since Hamas took power in the Gazoo Strip in 2007, 96 death penalties have been handed out, mostly by military courts and often for spying on behalf of Israel, said Hamdi Shaqura of the Paleostinian Center for Human Rights. Some, but not all, the death sentences have been carried out.

At least 21 death sentences were handed out in Gazoo in 2016 alone.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/20/2017 00:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


2 Palestinian teens accused in West Bank shootings
[IsraelTimes] Two Paleostinian teens suspected of carrying out shooting attacks at passing cars in the central West Bank were incarcerated
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
last month, the Shin Bet security service said Sunday.

The two suspects, both 17 and from the Paleostinian village of Deir Abu Mash’al west of Ramallah, were arrested hours after allegedly shooting at Israeli cars on January 27, according to the security agency.

The arrests were carried out together with the Israel Defense Forces and police and were gagged until the Sunday announcement.

The Shin Bet did not say when the two were expected to be officially charged. A spokesperson said the results of the investigations had been handed over to the military prosecution.

The pair were accused of shooting at cars near the West Bank settlement of Halamish, outside Ramallah, on November 14, and January 27, as well as unspecified "additional attacks."

There were no injuries in any of those attacks.

The Shin Bet said that during the investigation, security forces uncovered two makeshift "Carlo" submachine guns that agents then matched to casings taken from the scenes of the shooting.

"This investigation reveals, once again, the involvement of minors in severe terror activity, as well as the tangible security threat posed by terrorists’ access to makeshift weapons that can cause massive damage," the statement said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/20/2017 00:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Islamic State slaughter 1500 POWs for the cameras. This is what we are up against in Mosul. The survivors?
Posted by: anon1 || 02/20/2017 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [806 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  This is from 2014.
Posted by: Elmavish Panda1401 || 02/20/2017 2:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't mean it ain't real.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/20/2017 9:24 Comments || Top||

#3  ...from 2014.

Good catch, Elmavish Panda1401.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/20/2017 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  And we are supposed to treat any captives with kid gloves, so they will treat any Americans they capture the same. Riiiiight!
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/20/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Rantburg is only for current events, I don't know why this 3 year old news is here.
Posted by: Elmavish Panda1401 || 02/20/2017 11:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Actually, Page 1 is for current events; Rantburg does cover historical issues for analysis and relevance. In this case, it should have been on Page 2.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/20/2017 12:48 Comments || Top||

#7  No wonder the rabid Nazis and many Muslims found a kinship during WWII.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/20/2017 14:26 Comments || Top||

#8  thanks pappy, how do i make sure it goes to page 2 next time? should i put in "opinion" instead?

yes this was undated, could have been from any time. Reason it is posted is because right now Iraqi army (and US and Russia) is defeating ISIS

so right now the issue we will have is these mass murderers and trained killers either surrendering or fleeing and pretending to be refugees

so what are we going to do with them?

also we have the mass graves and body dumping sites to contend with, and the question that the people left behind may either be collaborators, sympathisers, Islamic State pretending not to be Islamic State, or else so damaged and traumatised they can't function
Posted by: anon1 || 02/20/2017 17:05 Comments || Top||

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ISIS children filmed cutting heads off prisoners while still alive, a three-year-old shooting a prisoner
Posted by: anon1 || 02/20/2017 00:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [465 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  these children have been turned into murderers. what will we do when they come to us as refugees?
Posted by: anon1 || 02/20/2017 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  The adults who turned these children into ruthless killers are completely disgusting psychopaths. These people are not to be forgiven and they need to be kept out of Western countries to the extent possible. We've got our own psychos; we call them mass murderers and serial killers. We don't need more. There is to be no compassion for such people.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/20/2017 14:23 Comments || Top||

#3  yes John exactly we have to keep the adults out

i think we should separate the children under 10 and give them to non-Muslim families to be raised as non-Muslims so they have no reminders such as the sound of 'allahu akhbar' or the call to prayer, to remind them of this


the question is, how to identify? they will be posing as refugees

also second problem -- these adults will also pose as refugees with the kids as props

and third problem -- Turkey is not our ally, they helped Islamic State


these people may find an escape route through Turkey and there get new ID and help before coming to Europe, then in Europe they get on a plane to the US, Britain, Canada and Australia
Posted by: anon1 || 02/20/2017 17:08 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Thwarts ISIL Offensive on Panorama Area in Deir Ezzor
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian army forces foiled on Sunday an ISIS attack on Panorama area and killed many of them in the Arclight airstrikes that targeted their positions in Deir Ezzor.

The forces clashed with a group of ISIS turbans that infiltrated towards Panorama area on the southern entrance of the city, killing and injuring many of its members while the others fled away, SANA news hound said.

The Air Force also launched a series of strikes destroying ISIS positions in the area of al-Maqaber and the neighborhoods of the Old Airport, al-Hamidia and al-Sina’a.

In a similar development, Syrian forces aided by the air force targeted movement axes of terrorist groups affiliated to al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
front in the countryside of Hama and Idleb.

SANA news hound in Hama said Sunday that an army unit targeted the terrorists’ vehicles in kafer Zeitta town in the northern countryside of the province, destroying a car equipped with machinegun and eliminating a number of terrorists.

The news hound added that terrorist Abdel-Razzaq al-Ashahab, one of al-Nusra leaders, killed in the army Arclight airstrikes against one of the terrorist organization’s positions in al-Tamanaa village in the southern countryside of Idleb province.

Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkey to clear ISIL from Raqqa pending agreement with US, coalition
Turkey will clear the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Raqqa if an agreement is reached with the United States and the U.S.-led coalition fighting the jihadist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.

“We will also clear Raqqa of the herd of killers called Deash if we come to terms with the U.S. and the coalition,” said Erdoğan at a rally in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Feb. 19, using an Arabic acronym for ISIL.

He said the Turkish army and Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels were conducting successful battles in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab and that Raqqa was the next target.

Turkey and FSA rebels have been trying to capture al-Bab from ISIL since December last year as part of its ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, which was launched on Aug. 24, 2016, in order to clear the border with Syria of terrorist organizations. Since the beginning of the operation, Turkish troops have experienced the highest number of fatalities in al-Bab.

Erdoğan’s remarks came one day after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Feb. 18 that Turkey would be part of an operation to liberate Raqqa, though not directly, if a deal with U.S.-led coalition forces could be reached.

“We will not be directly part of an operation [on Raqqa]; we will provide tactical support, of course if we agree in principle,” state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Yıldırım as saying on Feb. 18 in Germany, where he went to attend the Munich Security Conference.

“The opportunities and capabilities are being reviewed,” he said.

Yıldırım said “local forces, civil insurgents, Free Syrian Army and other militia” would go be in the forefront as one group while “we will be in the back,” adding that the U.S. and Turkey would have a military presence in the Raqqa operation.

Yıldırım raised the issue of the fight against ISIL in a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence later in the day and said Turkey and the U.S. must take a joint stance in the effort, a statement issued by the Turkish prime minister’s office said on Feb. 18.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Army Stops Foodstuffs Truck Destined for Arsal Jihadists
[An Nahar] The army on Sunday seized a truck loaded with foodstuffs that was headed for the jihadist groups in the outskirts of the Bekaa border town of Arsal, state-run National News Agency reported.

"A truck loaded with foodstuffs and headed for the outskirts was stopped at the army's Wadi Hmeid checkpoint in Arsal," NNA said, identifying the driver as Mohammed Aude, aka "al-Aqtash."

Militants from the jihadist 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....
and Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
groups are entrenched in Arsal's outskirts and in mountainous areas along the undemarcated Lebanese-Syrian border.

The army regularly shells their posts while Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
and the Syrian army have engaged in festivities with them on the Syrian side of the border.

The two groups briefly overran the town of Arsal in August 2014 before being ousted by the army after days of deadly battles.

The retreating Lions of Islam kidnapped more than 30 troops and coppers of whom four have been executed and nine remain in IS' captivity.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


4 Syrians Held in Koura Town on Suspicion of Terrorist Ties
[An Nahar] Four Syrians were incarcerated
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
Sunday in the town of Dahr al-Ain in the northern Koura district on suspicion of having ties to terrorist groups, state-run National News Agency reported.

"A patrol from the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch raided Syrian refugee gathering in Dahr al-Ain where it arrested four Syrians from the Darwish family on suspicion of collaborating with terrorist groups," NNA said.

Leb's security services claim to have prevented several attacks in recent months.

The country has been hit by several suicide kabooms linked to jihadist groups fighting in neighboring Syria since war broke out there in 2011.

Some of the most deadly attacks took place in strongholds of Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
, which is fighting alongside Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
's forces.

The last attack carried out in Leb was in November 2015.
Posted by: Fred || 02/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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