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Afghanistan
Smugglers arrested with 4 kg of heroin in capital Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A group of three smugglers were jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by the security forces in the outskirts of Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
city as they were attempting to smuggle 4 kg of heroin.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the smugglers had placed the heroin in their shoes in a very professional way but were identified and arrested by the security forces in the control doors of Kabul city.

This comes as there has been a sharp rise in opium cultivation, production and smuggling across the country during the recent months.

According to the last survey report, there has been a 43 per cent rise in opium cultivation in Afghanistan.

The survey jointly conducted by the Afghan authorities and United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
Office on Drugs and Crime, around 201,000 acres of land were cultivated with opium in 2016.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Did you pay the tax on that smack? No? Off to jail wid youse!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/26/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||


6 key ISIS leaders killed in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six key leaders 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 loyalists were killed during the ongoing 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.

According to the security officials, the six ISIS leaders were killed in the past 24 hours along with at least 41 other bad boys.

An official in 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in Eastern Afghanistan said the turbans were killed in Haska Mina district.

The official speaking on the condition of anonymity further added that 25 turbans also sustained injuries during the operations.

According to the official, the operations are jointly being conducted by the ground forces and air forces of the Afghan cops and coalition forces based in Afghanistan.

The Afghan cops also confiscated several weapons and dozens of weapons were destroyed during the raids.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


150 ISIS militants killed or wounded in Shaheen-25 operations so far
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 150 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 have been killed or maimed during the ongoing Shaheen-25 operations so far.

According to the local government officials, the holy warriors have been killed or maimed in the past ten days and since the operations were launched.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani said the Shaheen-25 operations are successfully being conducted and several commanders of the terror group are among those killed or maimed.

Khogyani further added that the coalition forces are also supporting the Afghan forces during their fight against the loyalists of the terror group.

He said the US forces are providing close air support to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

The Shaheen-25 operations were launched ten days ago to suppress the growing insurgency of ISIS terrorist group in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

The operations led by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces were launched after receiving approval from the national security council of the country.

This comes as the officials were concerned that the loyalists of the terror group are attempting to expand their foothold in Nangarhar and turn the province into their regional operational base, forcing the Afghan officials as well as the US administration to resume Arclight airstrikes against the group.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban leader involved in killing of New Zealand soldiers killed in Bamyan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key Taliban leader who was involved in a number of deadly attacks including the killing of New Zealand soldiers has been killed during festivities with the Afghan cops.

According to the local government officials in Bamyan, Haji Abdullah Gardande was killed during a clash with the police forces in the vicinity of Sherbar district.

The officials further added that two coppers, a police officer, and one of their drivers also bit the dust in the clash.

The provincial government media office in a statement said Haji Abdullah was previously appointed as shadow district of Saighan and was in charge of the group’s military commission in this province.

Haji Abdullah was killed after ambushing the Afghan cops in Shibar district, the officials said, adding that he was previously involved in the killing of four intelligence operatives.

The provincial officials also added that Haji Abdullah was involved in an attack on a check post in Bamyan that led to the killing of three coppers.

He was also involved in public trials, execution, and torture of the local residents on various charges in Bamyan as well as Baghlan province.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS attack in North of Afghanistan leaves 10 policemen and a woman dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least ten coppers bit the dust in an attack carried out by the 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 (ISSI) terrorist group in North of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials in Jawzjan province, the incident took place on Friday afternoon after a group of ISIS hard boyz ambushed the coppers in a mosque.

Provincial governor’s front man Mohammad Reza Ghafoor confirmed the incident and said the loyalists of the terror group ambushed the coppers as they were coming out of the mosque.

He said a woman was also killed during the attack as she arrived in the area following the gunfire to look after her husband who was among those killed.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Happy ending story: 17 Shaboobs dead in IED blast
African Union Mission in Somalia known as (AMISOM) said Saturday at least 17 Al shabaab fighters lost their lives in an Improvised explosives device in Middle Shabelle region.

“17 Al Shabaab members lost their lives after a vehicle they were carrying an IED in exploded prematurely at an area, 23km from Biyo Caddle,” AMISOM said in a Twitter post.

Al Shabaab however did not comment on the deaths of 17 militants died in IED blast near Biyo-Adde, and the statement of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Posted by: Steve White || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [381 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  "Muhammed, you REALLY need to replace the shocks on this piece of shit"
*KABOOM*
Posted by: Frank G || 02/26/2017 15:33 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Libya Govt Secures Ceasefire after Tripoli Clashes
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] A ceasefire went into force early Saturday in the Libyan capital after two days of fighting between rival gunnies injured nine people and forced residents to cower indoors, the government said.

The fighting between two rival gangs in eastern Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
erupted on Thursday after one accused the other of kidnapping four of its members, the Tripoli-based news agency LANA reported.

It said families trapped in the conflict zone of Abu Slim appealed to the authorities to intervene to halt the violence which closed down the city centre.

The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) said it had successfully brokered a ceasefire between the two groups, with help from town elders from Tarhuna and Gharian south of Tripoli.

An agreement has been reached to set up three committees to follow up on the accord, the GNA said in a statement released overnight.

One committee will be tasked with enforcing the ceasefire, another consisting of health ministry officials will follow up the condition of those maimed and the third will assess damage, the statement said.

The Libyan Red Islamic Thingy on Friday said nine people had been injured in the fighting. There was no official casualty toll.

LANA said the fighting with heavy weapons in the centre of Tripoli erupted Thursday and raged throughout the day. A truce was reached, but quickly collapsed and festivities continued on Friday.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs

More than 3,500 attacks on refugees in Germany in 2016: report

[DeutscheWelle] The figures amount to nearly ten attacks on refugees and refugee accommodation every day. Germany's opposition says the government is not doing enough against right-wing violence.

How traffickers are luring migrants into paying thousands of pounds to reach Europe with 'package deals' on Facebook
25/02/17
[DailyMail] Europol said traffickers targeted vulnerable migrants with ‘attractive and unrealistic offers’ on social media, including sea crossings, fake passports and sham marriages.

From Breitbart:
Le Pen Rival: Whole World Moving to Europe in Coming Decades, Deal With It
25 Feb
“We have entered a world of great migrations and we will have more and more of it [migration]”, former investment banker Emmanuel Macron declared during a debate on climate change.

80 Per Cent of Dutch Voters Concerned about Immigration
25 Feb
An overwhelming number of Dutch voters say immigration is one of their top concerns ahead of March’s parliamentary election.

German Intelligence Warns of Massive Increase in Islamists
25 Feb
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence service, warns that the number of radical Islamists has grown enormously in the last four years. Since 2013, the number of Islamists has skyrocketed from a mere

Afghan Deportation Flight Left From Germany Half Empty
24 Feb
The German government admitted Friday it deported fewer than half the Afghans who were due to be repatriated on a charter plane earlier this week, after some went into hiding. Fifty Afghans whose asylum requests had been

President Trump Blasts European Security: ‘Take a Look at What’s Happening in Germany, Take a Look at What’s Happening in France’
24 Feb
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland Friday morning President Donald Trump took a swipe at the security situation in Europe, which has seen a number of bloody terror attacks in recent years.

Romania Questioning 28 Iraqi Migrants Discovered Near Border
24 Feb
Romanian border police say they are questioning 28 Iraqi citizens they found in southwestern Romania in the vicinity of the border with Serbia. A statement said Romanian police spotted the group during a sweep on Thursday

Swedish Prosecutor Refuses to Charge Migrant for Child Rape As Girl Got Pregnant Abroad
24 Feb
Swedish prosecutors have dropped a case involving a man who married an underage girl in Syria and got her pregnant at 13 or 14-years-old because the crime took place abroad. The allegations of child rape were brought to the prosecutor

Immigrants in Swedish No-Go Area Call for ‘Family Deportations’ of Criminal Migrants
23 Feb
Immigrant residents of the notorious Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby are fed up with constant violence and have called for the deportation of entire families of criminal migrants.

Family of Nine Asylum Seekers Accused of Gang-Rape Attack
23 Feb
Nine Iraqi asylum seekers have appeared in court in Vienna charged with the gang rape of a 28 year old teacher on New Years’ Eve 2015. One of the men has admitted to his part in the attack. The defendants,

Sweden’s Anti-Mass Migration Leader in Wall Street Journal: ‘Trump Is Right’
23 Feb
The leader of the poll-topping anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats (SD) party Jimmie Åkesson has written an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal strongly criticising those who dismissed out of hand President Trump’s remarks on the dire security and migration

Mob of North African Migrants Causes Midnight Riot Aboard Italian Ferry
23 Feb
Some 63 North African migrants caused a major uproar in the middle of the night on an Italian ferry Monday, fighting, screaming, stealing, vandalizing, beating other passengers and pulling people out of their bunks.

Christians Should Break the Law and Employ Illegal Immigrants, Says Norway Bishop
23 Feb
A bishop of the Protestant Church of Norway has launched a proposal urging Christians to hire illegal migrants, a move that the minister of immigration called “irresponsible.”

Swedish Socialist Govt. To Clamp Down On “Fake News”
23 Feb
Swedish social democrat Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson claims that “fake news” is harming the people of Sweden and that the government should have a more active role and some are likening the move to an Orwellian Ministry of Truth. The

Swedish Police Discover Live Hand Grenade in Malmo Park
23 Feb
Swedish police have released a statement saying they discovered a hand grenade at a public park in the troubled migrant-populated city of Malmo. The police in Malmo are no strangers to dangerous weapons. The suburb of Rosengard is considered one of

Swedish Professor: ‘Anyone With Eyes’ Can See Migrants ‘Fiercely Overrepresented’ in Criminal Cases
23 Feb
Criminology Professor Leif GW Persson appeared on a Swedish television programme and backed up claims by under-investigation police officer Peter Springare that migrants are vastly overrepresented in criminal cases. Professor Persson appeared alongside the policeman on an episode of “Weekly

Migrant Drownings Up As Smugglers Come To Rely On Rescue Vessels
22 Feb
The number of migrants deaths in the Mediterranean has increased sharply this year, even as the overall number of migrants making the risky trip has fallen. The figures have been highlighted in a report by Amnesty International on human rights

Paris Tourism Falls 1.5 Million in 2016 after Terror Fears, Costs Economy €1.3 Billion
22 Feb
Paris and the surrounding region lost 1.5 million tourists on 2016 as visitors, especially from the Far East, stay away due to ongoing terror fears. According to the Comité Regional du Tourisme, the Paris Ile-de-France region also lost 1.3 billion

Leaked Report: Six Million Migrants Want To Enter Europe
22 Feb
A leaked secret report from the German security authorities has revealed that almost six million migrants from countries around the Mediterranean want to enter Europe. The report, which was obtained by German tabloid Bild, claims that there are at least 5.95

Left Wing Swedish Newspaper Journalist Attacked in ‘No Go Zone’
21 Feb
A photographer for Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden’s largest newspapers, was the victim of an attack by rioters at the notorious Stockholm migrant-populated suburb of Rinkeby. The continued riots in the densely migrant-populated Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby has seen multiple cars set on fire

Four Arrested for Smuggling Hundreds of Migrants into Switzerland
21 Feb
Four people from Ghana living in Italy have been arrested for smuggling around 200 migrants across the Italy-Switzerland border.

Soros-Funded Org Urges ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Journalistic Vocabulary on Immigration
21 Feb
An Italian lobby group is insisting on purging journalistic language of all references to migrants that could carry a negative connotation, including such terms as “illegal immigrants.”

Asylum Seeker Unemployment Up 33 Percent Since 2016
19 Feb
Asylum seeker unemployment numbers are up 33 percent in Austria despite the fact that the number of total migrants coming into the country has declined. The number of unemployed asylum seekers has risen to 28,720 in Austria, and the capital Vienna

Asylum Seeker Suicides On the Rise in Sweden
19 Feb
Several asylum seekers in Sweden have killed themselves in recent weeks, and the government has held a crisis meeting to find the cause and deal with the issue. Five asylum seekers have taken their lives in Sweden, three of them
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
30 FETO suspects arrested across Turkey
[AA.TR] At least 30 suspects across The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
were detained late Saturday over their alleged ties to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), local governor said.

The operation, based in the eastern province of Agri, was launched in 26 provinces, according to a statement released from the Agri Governor's Office.

The statement said that the Chief Public Prosecutor of Agri issued arrest warrants against the suspects for allegedly using the ByLock messaging app, which is said to have been used by members of FETO.

According to the statement, arrest warrants were issued for a total of 38 suspects, amongst them several deputy police chiefs, coppers and an engineer.

Those jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
were brought to Agri Police Department, the statement added.

The operation is ongoing to apprehend the remaining eight suspects.

FETO, led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, has been accused of orchestrating the defeated coup of July 2016 that left at least 248 people martyred, and around 2,200 others maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  This works suspects- A man goes into a Salon with his wife damn well already knowing way BEFORE THE FACT it is a SCAM a big SCAM from say SCAMWAY types and the male is a retired SUB operator type and the WOMEN is a scatter brained idiot that show up you all know the type selling 10 ten dollar rolls of TP types! Anyways the before the fact knowing dude says ro his wifes friend who is hair stylist extradinaire lets fuck these idiots good so a BUTT waxing is involved so the WAXER gets clued in to the waxing any questions? Nothing is free! 30 SUSPECT TYPES get it!
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 02/26/2017 6:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Reads good, course Ima zonked.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/26/2017 8:28 Comments || Top||

#3  So is he. Normally I'd delete this blather, but consider it a PSA against posting under the influence.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/26/2017 14:10 Comments || Top||

#4  #1 - if I'm on your newsletter, unsubscribe me. Bad cut, jib and all that
Posted by: Frank G || 02/26/2017 16:07 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi army shot down ISIS quadcopter drone armed with grenades
[RT] 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 deployed a weaponized quadcopter drone against Iraqi forces near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, which was armed with grenades that had badminton birdies for tails, an AFP correspondent reported, posting photos of the drone on Twitter.

The pictures released by Sara Hussein, an AFP news hound on the scene, were taken on February 23, the day US-backed Iraqi troops retook Mosul’s airport from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIS). Iraqi forces are pushing to enter the bully boy-held western part of the densely-populated city, where up 750,000 civilians are reported to be trapped.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [501 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Air shark"
"Candygram"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/26/2017 16:08 Comments || Top||


IS attacks village in Baiji, kills 5 civilians
[Iraq News] A security source declared that a number of non-combatants were killed by attacks launched by members 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....
group, who sneaked into a village in Baiji District, north of Salahuddin, Bas News reported on Saturday.

The source said that a number of the Islamic State’s members sneaked into al-Mazraa village in Baiji District, at dawn today, and killed four members of one family.

"Another IS bad boy, who was wearing an boom belt, blew up himself on a civilian, while security forces imposed a curfew in the village until further notice," the source added on condition of anonymity.

The source also revealed that Iraqi security forces cordoned off the village, to search for the Islamic State’s bad boys.

Noteworthy, security forces liberated Baiji District, which includes the biggest oil refinery in Iraq and Middle East, from the Islamic State’s control in mid-October 2015.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State destroys bridge in Badush, coalition kills 16 militants
[Iraq News] Joint Operations Command announced on Saturday, that the international coalition air force bombarded a military convoy belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, while revealed that the bully boy group destroyed one of the bridges in Badush village.

Brigadier General Ahmed Khalaf said in a press statement, "The international coalition air force bombarded a convoy belonging to the Islamic State, while transferring heavy weapons."

"The Arclight airstrike resulted in the killing of 16 members of the Islamic State, as well as wounding others," he added.

Khalaf also pointed out that the Islamic State holy warriors also destroyed one of the bridges in Badush village, in order to hinder the military operations carried out by security forces in the area.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Bombs target Bai Hassan oilfield in Kirkuk, 3 casualties
[Iraq News] Explosion hit a minor pipeline in Bai Hassan oilfield, close to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Kirkuk Police Chief Sarhad Qadir said on Saturday.

"An kaboom took place near a pipeline in Bai Hassan oilfield, this morning, causing a fire. Firefighters are trying to put out the blaze," Qadir said.

"One member of the Kurdish security forces was killed, while two others were maimed when three more bombs went kaboom! in the area of the first blast," a Kurdish security member said.

The pipeline delivers crude from the oilfield to a station in Kirkuk, though pumping had been halted for maintenance at the time of the blasts, security sources and officials at the state-run North Oil Company said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [339 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee
[Iraq News] U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
on Saturday after retaking the city’s airport from 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 punching into built-up areas of the jihadists’ last major stronghold in the country.

Troops advanced in several more populated, built-up southern districts and about 1,000 civilians walked across the frontlines, the largest displacement since fighting began a week ago in a bid to deal Islamic State a decisive blow.

The new offensive comes after government forces and their allies finished clearing Islamic State from eastern Mosul last month, confining the bully boyz to the western sector of the city bisected by the Tigris river.

Commanders expect the battle in western Mosul to be more difficult, in part because tanks and armored vehicles cannot pass through the narrow alleyways that crisscross ancient districts of the city.

But Iraqi forces have so far made quick advances on multiple fronts, capturing the northern city’s airport on Thursday, which they plan to use as a support zone, and breaching a three-meter high berm and trench set up by Islamic State.

The advancing forces are now less than three kilometers (two miles) from the mosque in Mosul’s old city where Islamic State leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
declared a caliphate in 2014 spanning Iraq and Syria, sparking an international military campaign to defeat the group.

Losing Mosul would likely deal a hammer blow to the krazed killers’ dream of statehood, but they still control swathes of territory in Syria and patches of northern and western Iraq from where they could fight a guerrilla-style insurgency in Iraq, and plot attacks on the West.

Federal police and an elite Interior Ministry unit known as Rapid Response have completely recaptured Hawi al-Josaq just north of the airport and begun clearing houses in the Tayyaran district, said Brigadier General Hisham Abdul Kadhim.

Islamic State was resisting with snipers and roadside kabooms, he said.

Separately, counter-terrorism forces were advancing on two directions towards Wadi Hajr and Mamoun districts, said Lieutenant General Abdelwahab al-Saadi, a senior commander.

"Clearing operations are ongoing and our forces have entered those areas," he told Rooters on a hill overlooking the battle.

Saadi said an Islamic State suicide boom-mobile had been destroyed on Saturday morning before reaching its target.

CIVILIANS START TO FLEE

The campaign involves a 100,000-strong force of Iraqi troops, Shi’ite militias and Sunni tribal fighters. It is backed by a U.S.-led coalition that provides vital air support as well as on-the-ground guidance and training.

Western advisors are increasingly present close to the frontline, helping coordinate air strikes and advising Iraqi forces as the battle unfolds.

About a thousand civilians, mostly women and kiddies, walked out of southwestern parts of Mosul on Saturday and climbed into military trucks taking them to camps further south.

The United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
says up to 400,000 people may have to leave their homes during the new offensive as food and fuel runs out in western Mosul. Aid groups warned on Friday that the most dangerous phase of the offensive was about to begin.

Some of the people fleeing the Mamoun area said they were originally from Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, but were forced to move four months ago as Islamic State retreated north into the city.

"They began shelling us arbitrarily, so we hid in the bathrooms. When the security forces came, they yelled to us so we fled to them," said civilian Mahmoud Nawwaf.

The government is encouraging residents to stay in their homes whenever possible, as they did in eastern Mosul where fewer people fled than expected.

A Rooters correspondent near the airport saw nine families living in a house where residents with full beards served trays of tea to security forces. Some said Islamic State had forced them to move from Samarra, 250 km (160 miles) south of Mosul.

Abu Naba, 37, said he was surprised at how quickly the murderous Moslems had been driven out.

"We could hear their voices outside and 15 minutes later they were gone," he said.

A woman with a baby wrapped in a blanket on her lap said she had given birth in the house 22 days ago because it was too dangerous to reach a hospital.
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Anbar Operations discovers IS Camp near Ramadi
[Iraq News] Commander of Anbar Operations, Major General Mahmoud al-Falahi, announced on Saturday finding 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 Abu Talha al-Mar’awi Camp, southwest of Ramadi, while pointed out that this camp was used for the manufacturing of explosives and booby-trapped vehicles.

Falahi said in a press statement, "Army forces searched the area of Wadi al-Kazf (90 km southwest of Ramadi), and found Abu Talha al-Mar’awi Camp that belongs to the Islamic State group there."

"The camp includes a plant for the manufacturing of explosives, booby-trapped vehicles and rockets launchers, in addition to caches of weapons and a fuel warehouse," Falahi added.

Falahi revealed that five booby-trapped vehicles and C4 kabooms were also found, while security forces detonated and burned all materials that were found inside the camp.

Noteworthy, the Islamic State uses the desert areas in Anbar as hideouts and locations, to launch attacks on security forces and checkpoints in Ramadi and Fallujah.
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Blast kills IS explosives expert east of Salahuddin
[Iraq News] A local source in Salahuddin Province informed that a blast killed an explosives expert belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, east of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.
As an expert I'd say he was overrated.
The source said, "A blast took place inside a workshop for the manufacture of bombs belonging to the Islamic State on the outskirts of the area of Mutaibaja, east of Salahuddin, killing the so-called IS Engineer of Mutaibaja Abu Jaber, along with three of his aides."

"The killed IS member was one of the explosives experts in the hard boy group," the source added on condition of anonymity.

The area of Mutaibaja is one of the unstable areas, due to the presence of hard boy cells belonging to the Islamic State group.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [402 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Now only parts of him belong to the islamic state. Lots of teeny weenie parts.
Posted by: Steven || 02/26/2017 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Ahhhh the post-modern definition of "ex pert".
Posted by: AlanC || 02/26/2017 7:43 Comments || Top||


Armed attack kills civilian south of Baghdad
[Iraq News] A police source revealed that a civilian was killed in an armed attack, south of the capital, Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

The source said, "Unidentified gunnies open fired toward a vehicle, this evening, while passing in Quirich area, south of Baghdad, killing its driver on the spot."

"Security forces arrived in the area of incident and opened an investigation into its circumstances, while ambulances transferred the body to the forensic medicine department," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, a body belonging to a member of al-Hashd al-Shaabi was found on a roadside in al-Falahat area, north of Baghdad.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [343 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mosul: Security forces fully recapture Yarmouk Power Station
[Iraq News] Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s War Media cell announced on Saturday, that security forces fully liberated al-Yarmouk Power Station in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, while emphasized that the station is serving the whole city.

The cell said in a press statement, "Troops of the army’s 9th armored brigade managed to liberate al-Yarmouk Power Station, and raised Iraqi flag over its building."

"The liberated station is serving the entire city of Mosul," the statement added.

Noteworthy, in 19 February 2017, Prime Minister and General Commander of Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi announced launching an offensive to liberate the western side of the city of Mosul.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas Diggers Dead in Gaza Tunnel ‘Work Accident'
Three Hamas diggers were killed Friday evening and five more were injured after being suffocated by gas in a ‘work accident' while digging a smugglers' tunnel beneath the Gaza border with Egypt.

The bodies of the dead workers, ages 23, 24 and 25, were extracted along with those of the injured and taken to the Abu Youssef al-Najjar Hospital in the southern border city of Rafah.

The same tunnel had already been blown up last week by Egyptian security officers, the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency reported, quoting the Palestinian Civil Defense. According to the report, the diggers were attempting to rebuild the tunnel.
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#1  "Abu? Did you eat beans last nighhhtttt" *clunk*
Posted by: Frank G || 02/26/2017 12:14 Comments || Top||

#2  All those stewed onions in Buhkbukah will do the same thing...
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 02/26/2017 13:35 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria ex-Qaeda affiliate claims Homs attacks
[AlAhram] Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
Front said it carried out a suicide kaboom on two security service headquarters in third city Homs that killed 42 people on Saturday.

It said five of its Death Eaters had taken part in the assault on two heavily guarded districts in the heart of the city and hailed the killing of the province's military intelligence chief.
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ISIS in the Syrian Golan takes 2 more villages
[Ynet] The Khaled ibn al-Walid Army, an ISIS-affiliate, has captured two more cities in their week-old offensive in the tri-national region of Syria, Jordan and Israel.

ISIS' Amaq News Agency reported that the group has completely taken control of Jalin and al-Mazaria.
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