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Islamic State claims attempted bombing in Algeria -AMAQ
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Afghanistan
8 ISIS loyalists in separate airstrikes in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eight 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 in separate Arclight airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the hard boyz were killed on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Achin district.

The officials further added that the Arclight airstrikes were conducted in Dap and Momand areas of Achin district.

No further details were given regarding the Arclight airstrike and it is yet not clear if the raids were conducted by the Afghan forces or the US forces based in Afghanistan.

In the meantime, the officials said the hard boyz killed during the Arclight airstrikes are all foreigners.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups are attempting to expand their foothold in this province, including the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The attempts by Lion of Islam groups forced the Afghan forces to launch a major operation, Shaheen-25 operations, to suppress their activities.

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban confirms death of key leader Mullah Abdul Salam in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs group formally confirmed the death of its key leader Mullah Abdul Salam in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The group in a statement said Mullah Abdul Salam has been killed, insisting that the group’s activities will not be affected with his loss.

The statement further added that Mullah Salam’s main dream was to seize control of Kunduz and vowed that hundreds of more youths will follow his steps.

A front man for Afghan National Police’s 808th Spinzar Zone in northeastern parts of the country, Mahfoozullah Akbari, earlier confirmed the death of Mullah Abdul Salam and the other holy warriors.

He said another senior Taliban leader Qari Amin who was appointed as district chief by the group was also among those killed.

The officials are saying that Mullah Abdul Salam had a key role in the collapse of Kunduz city besides he plotted numerous other attacks in this province.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban Death Eaters are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

Taliban launched numerous attacks on Kunduz city since they announced their spring offensive earlier last year.

The group also managed to briefly take partial control of the strategic Kunduz city but the bully boyz were pushed back after the Afghan cops launched an offensive with the support of the US forces based in Afghanistan.

There are conflicting reports regarding the circumstances surrounding his death as some officials are saying Mullah Salam was killed in a US Arclight airstrike while others are saying he was killed in a special military operation conducted by the Afghan forces.

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Pak ambassador summoned for third time as shelling kill 4 Afghan children
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Afghanistan summoned the Pak ambassador for third time in less than two weeks as persistent artillery shelling left at least four children dead in eastern Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) in a statement said Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain was summoned this afternoon to lodge a protest regarding the shelling on Khas Kunar, the Dara-e-Shali, Sarkano, Dara-e-Noli, Shadi Khel, and Dara-e-Shongri areas of Kunar.

The statement further added that four childre bit the dust in the shelling and the Mighty Pak Army helicopters breached the Afghan airspace by hovering over certain areas in Khas Kunar district.

The head of the first political secretariat Musa Arefi lodged a protest with the Pak ambassador and asked him to forward strong protest of the Afghan authorities to relevant Pak authorities.

This comes as the Pak Ambassador to Afghanistan was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan on Sunday regarding the persistent artillery shelling in eastern provinces of Afghanistan.

Local officials in Kunar said Sunday that the artillery shelling resumed late on Saturday days after it was halted.

The officials further added that the shelling did not resulted into casualties of the local residents but hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes.

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Africa Horn
Car bomb blast kills One, injures 4 in Mogadishu
A bomber died after his explosives-laden vehicle exploded Monday at a main security checkpoint in Ex-control Junction in Mogadishu, injuring at least four Somali Soldiers.

The Eyewitnesses said the car bomb went off as it was being searched at the checkpoint. The target of the attack remains unclear, but police said they had prior information about the car. The security forces cordoned off the scene around the checkpoint and taken away the wounded soldiers to the nearby hospital for medical treatment, according to police officer.

So far, no group has claimed credit for the car bomb attack, Militants of the Al Shabaab have carried out a string of car bomb attacks on police and military in recent months.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Egypt's army says six militants killed in latest North Sinai raids
[AlAhram] Egypt's army said in a statement on Monday it has killed six bully boyz during the most recent several raids against terrorists' hideouts in North Sinai.

The army's announcement comes a few days after a number of Coptic families fled the governorate following a spate of killings of Christians by Islamist Lion of Islams.

Army front man Tamer El-Refai said security forces in North Sinai also incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
18militant suspects during the raids.

Two storehouses used to hide explosives were discovered, and eight improvised bombs (IEDs) were deactivated by the forces.

"Law enforcement forces will continue carrying out their mission with determination to uproot terrorism and eliminate terrorist elements," the statement read.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2017 02:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [305 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  Army front man Tamer El-Refai said security forces in North Sinai also incarcerated 18 militant suspects during the raid

"Pliers, blowtorch, and #9 Truncheon"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/28/2017 7:26 Comments || Top||


Islamic State claims attempted bombing in Algeria -AMAQ
Updating this story from yesterday.
[Ynet] 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....
grabbed credit on Monday for a foiled kaboom on an Algerian cop shoppe one day earlier, the group's AMAQ news agency reported.

"An operation of martyrdom using an explosive in a bag by an Islamic State fighter yesterday targeted an Algerian cop shoppe in the Constantine city centre," AMAQ said.

The holy warrior was shot before he could enter the station, state news reported.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2017 02:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [683 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS militants abduct 4 alleged informants in Egypt, killing 2
[Ynet] Egyptian security officials and a tribal leader say that Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bully boyz in the volatile northern Sinai region have kidnapped four civilians accused of cooperating with the military and killed at least two of them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2017 02:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Yemen: Two Saudi Drones Downed as Revolutionary Forces Unveil Homemade Drone
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by a Saudi-led coalition for espionage activities have been downed in Yemen, as revolutionary forces confronting the aggression unveiled its first ever homegrown drone.

Military sources said the two intruding spy drones were shot down by the Yemeni army’s air defense forces on Sunday, the Arabic language al-Masirah news network reported.

The sources said the first drone was targeted by the air defense forces in al-Aqaba area in Jawf province while the second one came down in al-Fariza military base in Jizan province.

It came two days after al-Masirah reported that a Jordanian F-16 warplane had been shot down by the ’anti-aircraft defenses’ of Yemen.

Saudi media, however, claimed that the fighter jet crashed due to ’technical reasons’.

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
Video: ISIS ties bomb to puppy to target Iraqi militia forces in Mosul
[Iraq News] A video posted by Iraqi pro-government militias fighting 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....
in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
claims that the murderous Moslem group is tying stray dogs with improvised explosives to use them against advancing security forces in western Mosul.

The video shows three members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) crouching near a small dog which Islamic State, according to the men featured in the clip, wired with three bottles filled with kabooms.

"This is the latest from ISIS (Islamic State), abusing an animal," one fighter said, pointing to the dog. "What sin did it commit?," another one wondered.

The authenticity of the video, published by PMU’s media, could not be verified.

Iraqi government forces, backed by PMU and U.S.-led troops and advisers, began a major offensive on February 19th to clear western Mosul from Islamic State bad boys. The government declared late January its forces had recaptured the eastern section after three months of fighting.

Islamic State has largely relied on booby-trapped vehicles, landmines, weaponized drones and human jacket wallahs in facing Iraqi troops, but it has also resorted to other extraordinary deceptive tactics such as using decoy military equipment and camouflage-dressed mannequins, and lately, booby-trapped animals. Some local observers believe the tactics signal desperation and the waning combat resources on Islamic State’s behalf.

ِA few days after the western Mosul offensives launched, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said IS fighters booby-trapped sheep to hinder assaults by PMU troops on Ein al-Tallawi village, which is near to the group’s stronghold town of Tal Afar.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The Russians tried that in WWII. Didn't work out as the dogs tended to run back to the Russian side.
Posted by: phil_b || 02/28/2017 0:52 Comments || Top||


Iraqi forces recapture Josaq district, kill IS emir en route to central Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi government forces regained control Monday over another district in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, killing a big shot as it advances to the center of the city.

"The Federal Police’s Rapid Response forces have liberated the Josaq district, and have also taken control over the fourth bridge from the western side," head of the Joint Operations Command’s operations in Nineveh, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, said in a statement.

Yarallah was referring to one of the five bridges linking eastern and western Mosul above the Tigris River. The bridges were partially destroyed by U.S.-led coalition Arclight airstrikes during operations in eastern Mosul to hinder attempts by 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....
fighters to escape to the west. Iraqi commanders said recently they were planning to erect a bridge across the river to allow military supplies into the west.

Also on Monday, a local source told Alsumaria News that the Islamic State’s designated "emir" of Dawasah district in central Mosul was killed along with three companions as they exchanged fire with security forces. Government troops have recaptured much of Dawasah since Sunday.

Federal Police chief, Shaker Jawdat, said 120 IS fighters were killed as forces advanced and became 250 meters away from Dawasah.

Earlier on Monday, the joint command said it had retaken al-Tayaran neighborhood, which extends close to the recently-recaptured Mosul Airport.

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suicide letters from Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State ‘martyrs’
[Iraq News] "My dear family, please forgive me," reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an 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....
training compound in eastern djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
"Don’t be sad and don’t wear the black clothes (of mourning). I asked to get married and you did not marry me off. So, by God, I will marry the 72 virgins in paradise."

They were schoolboy Alaa Abd al-Akeedi’s parting words before he set off from the compound to end his life in a suicide kaboom against Iraqi security forces last year.

The letter was written on an Islamic State form marked "Soldiers’ Department, Martyrs’ Brigade" and in an envelope addressed to his parents’ home in western Mosul.

Akeedi, aged 15 or 16 when he signed up, was one of dozens of young recruits who passed through the training facility in the past 2-1/2 years as they prepared to wage jihad. In several cases this involved carrying out suicide kabooms ‐ Islamic State’s most effective weapon against a U.S.-backed military campaign to retake the group’s last major urban bastion in Iraq.

His letter never reached his family. It was left behind with a handful of other bombers’ notes to relatives when Islamic State abandoned the facility in the face of an army offensive that has reclaimed more than half of the city since October.

The bandidos bandidos holy warriors also left a handwritten registry containing the personal details of about 50 recruits. Not all entries had years of birth, and only about a dozen had photographs attached, but many recruits were in their teens or early 20s.

These documents, found by Rooters on a trip into eastern Mosul after the army recaptured that area, include some of the first first-hand accounts from Islamic State’s jacket wallahs to be made public and offer an insight into the mindset of young recruits prepared to die for Islamic State’s ultra-hardline ideology.

Rooters interviewed relatives of three of the fighters including Akeedi to help determine where they came from and why they chose jihad. In rare testimonies by families of Islamic State suicide bombers, they told of teenagers who joined the jihadists to their dismay and bewilderment, and died within months.

Rooters could not independently verify the information about other recruits in the registry. Islamic State does not make itself available to independent media outlets so could not be contacted for comment on the letters, the registry or the phenomenon of teenage suicide bombers.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee
[Iraq News] Iraqi forces seized a damaged djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for 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 remaining stronghold in the west of the city.

U.S.-backed army and police units advanced through populated western districts, fighting tough street battles, and announced they had captured Mosul’s southernmost bridge.

Once repaired, the bridge could help bring reinforcements and supplies from the eastern side, piling pressure on the bully boyz dug in the western side among 750,000 civilians.

Iraqi forces captured eastern Mosul in January, after 100 days of fighting. They launched their attack on the districts that lie west of the Tigris a week ago.

If they defeat Islamic State in Mosul, that would crush the Iraq wing of the caliphate that the group’s 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 in 2014 over parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria. The U.S. commander in Iraq has said he believes U.S.-backed forces will recapture both Mosul and Raqqa ‐ Islamic State’s Syria stronghold ‐ within six months.

Since government forces broke through the city’s southern limits on Thursday, more than 10,000 civilians have fled Islamic State-held areas, seeking medical assistance, food and water, Iraqi commanders said.

About 1,000 civilians arrived in the early hours of Monday at the sector held by the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), the maimed taken to the clinic of this elite unit, while men were screened to make sure they are not Islamic State members.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two IS synchronous attacks on Tikrit, 3 security members wounded
[Iraq News] A security source in Salahuddin 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....
group launched two synchronous attacks on the areas east and northeast of Tikrit, Bas News reported on Monday.

The source said, "Members of the Islamic State launched an attack on Ajil oilfield (50 km northeast of Tikrit), and another one on al-Mobaded area, east of the city."

"The attack started with an artillery shelling, followed by a ground attack on the locations of Iraqi forces in the two areas," the source added. "Clashes currently take place between the two sides, while the Islamic State is advancing in some axes," the source explained.

The source also pointed out that the Army Aviation was summoned to interfere in the festivities, before the situation crumbles, while primary information indicated to the injury of three members of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri during the attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Western Mosul Reconquista Briefs

Federal Police liberates Youth and Sports Directorate in Mosul

[Iraq News] A security source informed that Iraqi Federal Police forces managed to liberate Youth and Sports Directorate in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Alsumaria News reported on Monday.

The source said, "Federal Police troops managed, today, to liberate the Youth and Sports Directorate in the city of Mosul, after fierce battles 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....
"The troops raised Iraqi flag over the building of the directorate, after inflicting heavy human and material losses on the Islamic State group," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, Federal Police and Rapid Response Forces also recaptured the areas of al-Tayaran and Josaq in western Mosul, and raised Iraqi flag over the buildings.

Security forces raise Iraqi flag over Engineering College in Mosul

[Iraq News] Federal Police Command announced on Monday raising Iraqi flag over the building of the College of Engineering and the Olympic Swimming Pool in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
. Federal Police Chief, Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat, said in a press statement, "Federal Police’s Rapid Response Unit raised Iraqi flag over the College of Engineering and the Olympic Swimming Pool in Josaq neighborhood, in western Mosul."

Iraqi forces recapture Tal Rumman village in western Mosul

[Iraq News] We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations Command announced on Monday liberating Tal al-Rumman village, in the western side of the city of djinn-infested Mosul.

Commander of operations, Lieutenant General Abdel Amir Yarallah, said in a brief statement, "Troops of the army’s 9 armored brigade liberated Tal al-Rumman village, as well as raising Iraqi flag over its buildings, after inflicting heavy human and material losses on the enemy."
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Federal Police troops managed, today, to liberate the Youth and Sports Directorate in the city of Mosul, after fierce battles with the Islamic State"

"Midnight Metric Football for everyone!"
Posted by: Pappy || 02/28/2017 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Battle and length of time for city's capture turning into Stalingrad - I highly exaggerate of course.
Posted by: borgboy || 02/28/2017 14:22 Comments || Top||


Islamic State blows up bridge in western Anbar
[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....
group detonated Albu Hayat Bridge in the western side of Anbar Province, a source told Alsumaria News on Monday.

The source said, "The Islamic State group detonated Albu Hayat Bridge in al-Waleed vicinity in Rutba District, near al-Waleed port on the borders with Syria."

"The Islamic State blew up the bridge using high explosives, causing it to collapse," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Noteworthy, the Islamic State is destroying bridges and infrastructure in the areas controlled by it, to hinder the advance of security forces to liberate these areas.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [394 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad blasts leave four Iraqis dead
[AA.TR] Four non-combatants were killed in two separate attacks in Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday, according to a local police officer.

A bomb went kaboom! under a civilian car, killing a man and his wife in southern Baghdad, police captain Nazhan al-Khedr told Anadolu Agency.

He said two other people were maimed and seven others injured in a bomb kaboom near a marketplace in al-Madaen, south of Baghdad.

No group has yet grabbed credit for the attacks.

In recent months, devastating bombings -- often featuring explosive-laden vehicles -- have become commonplace in Iraq’s violence-prone capital.

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF attacks in Gaza in response to rocket fire
More on this report from yesterday.
[Ynet] Israel Air Force fighter jets attacked five Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, terror targets the Gazoo Strip on Monday afternoon in response to a rocket fired from the strip that went kaboom! in open area in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council in the early morning hours.

According to sources in Gazoo, meanwhile, the IDF attacked 15 targets across the Gazoo Strip--including a military post near the Nuseirat Camp in the center of the strip--with four Hamas maimed in eastern Rafah.

The Gazoo Interior Ministry called on civilians to stay away from the sites that were bombed.

The rocket fired early in the morning did not activate the Code Red siren. There were no injuries and no damage caused as a result of the rocket.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket attack, but the IDF said that it holds Hamas accountable for what happens in the territory.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel had "no desire or intention to initiate any military move in the Gazoo Strip" but that it would not tolerate even a "drizzle" of rocket fire.

"We will not get into a ping-pong situation of fire and counter-fire. I suggest Hamas take responsibility, impose order and calm down," Lieberman said.

Monday's rocket marks the fourth time rockets were fired at Israel in the last month.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [334 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Troops shoot Palestinian woman thought to be armed
[Ynet] A Paleostinian woman was shot at the Qalandiya checkpoint on Monday afternoon when security forces suspected she planned to carry out a stabbing attack. A search of her possessions, however, did not find any possible weapons.

Troops at the checkpoint saw the woman approaching towards them on a road meant for vehicles while holding an unidentified object in her hand.

They ordered her to stop. She ignored their repeated calls and continued walking towards them while holding her bag in a way that raised their suspicion, leading the troops to shoot in order to neutralize her.

The suspect, a resident Kafr 'Aqab around 20 years old, was taken to the hospital in light condition.
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#1  Special UNSC session in 5..4..3
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2017 1:34 Comments || Top||

#2  They ordered her to stop. She ignored their repeated calls and continued walking towards them while holding her bag in a way that raised their suspicion

A new form of jihad designed to make it easier for the next one who is armed? I wouldn't change a thing.
Posted by: gorb || 02/28/2017 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Thesuspect, a resident Kafr 'Aqab around 20 years old, was taken to the hospital in light condition.

Shot in the legs, ya say? She'll never dance the Paleo Polka™ again
Posted by: Frank G || 02/28/2017 17:10 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Advances towards Palmyra, Inflicts Losses upon ISIL Terrorists
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian army and allies advanced towards Palmyra in Homs countryside on Monday, inflicting heavy losses upon ISIS terrorists.

Syrian sources told al-Manar that the allied forces took control of al-Maqalea heights and Tamthil city west of Plamyra.

The Syrian army also came closer to Matar Mountain, which overlooks the entrance of Palmyra city, following fierce festivities with ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
murderous Moslems the source said, adding that a number of Lions of Islam were killed and injured in the festivities.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, a little lightbulb figuratively appeared over Bossy's head...
the allied forces controlled al-Hayel Height which overlooks Palmyra Triangle southwest of the city, according to the sources.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iran Fires Latest Home-Made Cruise Missile during Naval Drills
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Iranian Navy fired the latest version of its home-made coast-to-sea cruise missile, ’Nasir’, on the second day of the main phase of the massive wargames underway in the territorial waters of the country and North of the Indian Ocean on Monday.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hussein Dehqan told FNA today that the cruise missile has hit the specified target with maximum precision.

He declined to provide more information about the range of the newly-manufactured cruise missile.

The final stage of naval drills codenamed ’Velayat 95’ started by Iranian navy forces in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman and North of the Indian Ocean on Sunday.

Different naval units, including submarines, missile-launching destroyers, surface and subsurface units, missile and electronic warfare systems, drones, fighter jets and marines, started the Velayat 95 wargames on February 13. The naval drills will continue until March 1.

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced earlier this month that Tehran is resolved to boost its deterrence power and has never planned aggression against any other country.

"Our strategy and doctrine is enhancement of defense power based on deterrence and we are not and will not at all think about aggression against others" but if a country thinks of aggression against Iran, it will receive such a response that will make it regret its deeds, Rear Admiral Sayyari said, addressing a gathering of Navy commanders in Tehran.

Describing establishment of security in the region as the result of Iran’s defense power, he underlined his country’s determination to increase its defense and deterrence power.

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [487 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  has never planned aggression against any other country.
Its actions in Syria and Lebanon were unplanned, I suppose.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/28/2017 8:12 Comments || Top||

#2  another fine al-estes product?
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/28/2017 10:07 Comments || Top||

#3  another fine al-estes product?

Stack a few D's together, a few M-80 warheads in the nose cone - now you're talking!
Posted by: Raj || 02/28/2017 18:01 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Advances in Damascus After Qabun Operation Launched
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian military has advanced 700 meters (2,300 feet) into the Barzeh neighborhood in northeastern Damascus following the launch of an operation to liberate neighboring Qabun from Death Eaters, an informed source on the ground told Sputnik on Monday.

Qabun, in addition to the Joubar and Dummar neighborhoods, are under the control of the Ahrar ash-Sham and 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 Death Eater groups.

"The Army launched a military operation in the area of Barzeh farms and in Qabun neighborhood. At the moment, it managed to advance deep into enemy territory by 700 meters. Street battles are underway," the source said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Don Smilzo looked for an avenue of escape. The only window opened a hundred feet above the moat. The nearest of the hired assassins hold a bloody axe.
The window was looking better all the time....

the Syrian army artillery on Monday prepared for the offensive by ground forces. In Damascus, the Syrian Air Force has been heard, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Earlier in the day, Al Mayadeen television channel reported that the Syrian army launched a military operation to liberate the Qabun neighborhood in an eastern suburb of Damascus.

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Lebanese Army Challenges Israeli Provocative Actions on Border
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Israeli occupation army on Monday removed cement blocks put on the way linking Bustra farm with the occupied area of Shebaa in 2000 when the Zionist army was forced to with draw from most of the Lebanese territories.

The Zionist soldiers then replaced the cement blocks by an iron gate which can be used to carry out infiltrations into the Lebanese liberated territories according to their security and military interests.

In response, the Lebanese army fetched other cement blocks and positioned them next to the iron gate, blocking the way completely and banning the Zionist army from any possible movement in the area.

It is worth noting that after Zionist withdrawal from most of the Lebanese territories in 2000, the borderline was demarcated under the UN supervision, but without Lebanon’s approval.

Kfar Shuba hills, Ghajar village and most of Shebaa farms are still occupied by the Zionist army which always carries out provocative actions along the Lebanese-Palestinian border.

The Islamic Resistance of Hezbollah, supported by the Lebanese army and people, has been able to confront the Zionist aggressions, achieving major victories and frustrating the Israeli plots.

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Piling rocks?
What happened to the massive retaliation for the Israeli airstrike this last weekend?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/28/2017 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  They actually OWN Lebanon.
Posted by: newc || 02/28/2017 1:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder what they 'grow' at Bustra 'Farm'...
Posted by: borgboy || 02/28/2017 14:24 Comments || Top||



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