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Jordan hangs 15 death row prisoners at dawn in further break from moratorium on executions
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Afghanistan
ISIS loyalists behead 2 men in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 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 (ISIS) terrorist group have beheaded two men 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 government officials, the incident took place on Friday in a remote village of the restive Achin district.

The district administrative chief Esa Khan Zwak quoted has told VOA’s Afghanistan service that the two men had their heads chopped off and their dead bodies were left in an open area.

There are no further details available regarding the identities of the two men and the charges based on which the terror group’s loyalists executed them.

Zwak said efforts are underway to ascertain the identities of the two men and hand over their bodies to the families.

The latest horrific execution of the two men by ISIS loyalists comes as the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the insurgency of the Lions of Islam in some restive districts of Nangarhar.

The local officials earlier said ISIS loyalists have sustained heavy casualties during the Shaheen-25 operations which were launched weeks ago and are still being conducted in volatile districts, including Haska Mina, Achin, and Kot.

Posted by: Fred || 03/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Key Taliban group member arrested in capital Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key member of the Taliban group was jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by the Afghan cops in capital 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....
The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said the detained holy warrior has been identified as Idrees son of Ahmad Gul who was involved in various terrorist related activities in Kabul.

According to a statement by NDS, Idrees was arrested during an operation conducted in Bagrami district of Kabul.

Idrees was recruited by two key Taliban group members Nikmal and Abdullah who are involved in transportation of landmines and explosives.

NDS further added that Idrees was involved in various insurgency activities including bombings and kabooms in Bagrami district of Kabul.

The statement by NDS also added that Idrees was specifically involved in bombings in Hussain Khel district that led to the martyrdom of seven Afghan soldiers and destruction of their three vehicles.

The arrest of the key Taliban member comes as the group has been attempting to expand their activities and insurgency in some key cities of the country, including capital Kabul.

The group staged two back to back coordinated suicide kabooms in Kabul last week that left at least 22 dead and over one hundred others maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 03/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


9 Taliban commanders among 18 killed in Laghman operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 18 Taliban Lions of Islam including nine commanders of the group were killed during the counter-terrorism operations in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.

province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the holy warriors were killed during a series of air and ground operations conducted on Friday night in Alisheng district.

Provincial governor’s front man Sarhadi Zwak confirmed that eighteen Taliban Lions of Islam including nine commanders of the group were killed.

Zwak further added at least ten Taliban Lions of Islam also sustained injuries during the operations.

Laghman is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in this province.

The Taliban Lions of Islam launched a coordinated attack to seize control of the provincial government compound last week.

But the local officials said the attacks were repulsed by the Afghan cops and heavy casualties were incurred to the assailant Lion of Islams.

Posted by: Fred || 03/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


61 insurgents killed during counter-terrorism operations: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 61 Death Eaters were killed and 33 others were maimed during a series of counter-terrorism operations across the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday.

"This joined operation of the Defense Security Forces was held by supporting of the artillery and air forces 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..
, Kapisa , Urozgan , Kandahar , Farah , Zabul , Ghazni , Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Takhar , Baghlan and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces," a statement by MoD said.

According to the ministry, 17 were killed in Arghandab district of Zabul and one Lion of Islam was maimed, while 7 Death Eaters were killed in Alishing district of Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.

"Similarly , as a result of an operation in Balablok district of Farah , and Darqad district of Takhar , 18 Death Eaters killed , 24 others including 2 commanders maimed ,also , 3 hideouts , 3 cycle of violences , 2 PKM Machine guns and 4 AKM machine guns destroyed," the statement said.

In the meantime, in Talabarfak and Doshi districts of Baghlan, 15 Death Eaters were killed and 6 others maimed while 4 others were killed and 2 were maimed in Dashte Kabli are of Ghazni province.

"Afghan National Army as nation’s defense force, is ready to give sacrifice to ensure peace and security for people and has strong determination to eliminate terror groups," MoD added.

Posted by: Fred || 03/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Libyan militias capture key oil ports and refinery
Militias have captured a string of key Libyan oil ports in the fight against eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar, sharply escalating the country’s civil war and throwing international peacemaking efforts into doubt.
Oh, there was no doubt...
The Islamist Benghazi militia struck at al-Sidra, Libya’s biggest oil port, and Ras Lanuf, its biggest refinery, overnight on Friday, forcing Haftar’s Libyan National Army to retreat.

Army spokesman Col Ahmad al-Mismari said the militias had overrun the main airfield at Ras Lanuf, with the army pulling back to avoid damage to oil facilities. He said the Benghazi defence brigades, militias originally from Benghazi who were driven out of the city by Haftar’s forces last year, attacked the ports from four directions on Friday.

Airstrikes failed to halt the drive, in which militia units entered the ports in fighting that has left at least nine dead. Renewed strikes were launched against the militias on Saturday morning, while army reinforcements massed for a counter-attack in what has become a see-saw struggle to control Libya’s vast oil wealth.

“The attackers were armed with modern tanks and a radar to neutralise our air force,” Mismari said. “But the battle is ongoing. The situation in the ‘oil crescent’ remains under control.”

Haftar’s forces seized al-Sidra and Ras Lanuf, together with nearby ports Brega and Zueitina in an offensive last September that dealt a major blow to the UN-backed Gvernment of National Accord, whose militias had controlled them.

Haftar supports Libya’s parliament, based in the eastern town of Tobruk, which opposes the GNA in Tripoli, and both sides have made gaining control of the ports their priority.

The Tripoli government denied involvement in the attack, condemning it as a “military escalation” and called for all sides to cease fighting.

Britain’s ambassador to Libya, Peter Millet, tweeted his concern that the battle may shatter the country’s oil industry. “I follow with great concern fighting in the ‘oil crescent’ which threatens Libya’s oil and the lives of civilians,” he said.

The oil ports have been the focus of months of fighting, with the Benghazi defence brigades launching offensives against them in December and February that were broken up by airstrikes.

The fighting also risks opening a divide among outside powers, with Haftar backed by neighbouring Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Russia, while the GNA has support from the United States, Britain and most European Union powers.

In recent weeks Russia has been trying to broker talks between the two governments to form a power-sharing administration with a prominent role for Haftar. The move was backed last month by the British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, who said: “That’s the crucial question: how to make sure that Haftar is in some way integrated into the government of Libya.”

The United Nations has also been mediating a plan to restructure the GNA to incorporate Haftar, while the GNA itself is struggling in Tripoli, with its forces fighting street battles against militias from a third would-be administration, the “salvation government”, for control of the capital.

With reinforcements pouring into the oil ports fighting on Saturday, hopes of a peace deal may be vanishing. “No room for political negotiations in the near future,” tweeted Libyan analyst Mohamed Eljarh. “Today’s developments make political solutions even more difficult to achieve.”
Posted by: Steve White || 03/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Bahrain uncovers terror cell with Germany-based leader, says chief prosecutor
[DeutscheWelle] Police have tossed in the calaboose more than 20 members of a holy warrior group suspected of launching attacks against security forces. The chief prosecutor said one of the group's leaders is a runaway living in Germany.

Bahrain uncovered a 54-member "terrorist organization" involved in prison breaks and attacks on security forces, reported the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA) on Saturday.

Police tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
25 members of the holy warrior group, 10 of whom were former inmates, the report said. The remaining suspects appeared to be on the lam.

The suspects face 16 charges, including killing two coppers during a prison break, attempted murder of another police officer, sheltering holy warriors and joining a terrorist group. Prosecutors said only four of the suspects denied the charges.

Authorities said they found "large quantities of explosives, detonators and hand grenades" alongside pistols and AK-47 assault rifles.

Bahrain's chief prosecutor Ahmed al-Hammadi told BNA that several of the holy warrior group's operations had been planned from outside the country, including from Germany.

"One of the group's leaders is based in Germany, where he helped several members go to Iran and Iraq to receive training on using explosives and firearms at the Revolutionary Guard camps ahead of carrying out their terrorist crimes in Bahrain," al-Hammadi said.

In February, Bahrain executed three men found guilty of perpetrating a kaboom that led to the death of three coppers in 2014.

Bahrain's Sunni-ruling authorities have faced backlash from the Shiite-majority population after banning the main opposition group, arresting anti-government activists and revoking the citizenship of the country's Shiite spiritual leader.

Manama frequently accuses Iran of fomenting civil unrest and supporting attacks against security forces, allegations which Tehran has long denied.
...but which are nonetheless true.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/05/2017 09:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Shiite puppets
Posted by: Frank G || 03/05/2017 11:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Send them to Jordan.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/05/2017 13:43 Comments || Top||


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs

Italy probes visas-for-sale security breach

[AlAhram] Italy's foreign ministry said Tuesday it had asked a prosecutor to investigate the suspected sale of European visas by officials at its consulate in the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.

The move followed reports that entry visas for Italy and the rest of the Schengen border-free zone that covers most of continental Europe were being sold for up to 10,000 euros ($10,600) a time to buyers deemed a security risk by other European consulates in the region's capital, Arbil. A ministry investigation identified irregularities in the visa issuing procedures at the consulate and the official in charge of the section has been replaced, the ministry said in a statement.

Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported that at least 152 visas had been issued in return for illicit payments. Around half went to Kurdish locals and the rest to other Iraqi nationals or Syrian refugees, the daily said.

Fire breaks out at Swedish refugee center

[IsraelTimes] Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured when a fire broke out overnight at one of the country’s largest refugee centers outside of Vanersborg in southwestern Sweden. Police spokesman Tommy Nyman says two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries after jumping out of a second-floor window to escape the blaze and 15 people in all were treated for smoke inhalation. He said police received the alarm at 4:15 a.m. Sunday and all 158 people in the building were evacuated. Firefighters extinguished the flames.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Nyman said police would open an investigation.

Last year, there were 112 fires at Swedish refugee and reception centers, most of them arson.

Germany arrests suspected Syrian war criminal

[Ynet] German police have arrested two Syrian men, one of whom is suspected of involvement in the killing of 36 Syrian government employees in Syria in March 2013 and committing war crimes, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Abdalfatah H. A., 35, is suspected of being a member of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and of carrying out a death sentence. With other members of his unit, he is believed to have killed 36 employees of the Syrian government who were protected under international law, said the prosecutors.

He was arrested in Duesseldorf in north-western Germany.

French Arab coexistence champion was anti-Semitic tweeter

[IsraelTimes] Former French culture minister Christiane Taubira, who last month granted a wide-ranging interview to Mehdi Meklat, 24, of the Les Inrocks magazine, said she would not have afforded him that access had she known that in the years 2012-14, he wrote under a pseudonym on Twitter numerous anti-Semitic, misogynistic and homophobic messages. The tweets, which surfaced as Meklat was promoting his latest book, included reference to Jewish greed, Hitler and gas. Some were authored by Meklat on his Twitter account, while others appeared under the pseudonym Marcelin Deschamps.

The revelations have stunned France as Meklat, a native son born to a Muslim family from Northern Africa, had been widely regarded as a progressive proponent of religious and ethnic coexistence amid rising tensions among Muslims, Jews and others in France.

French teen who attacked Jewish teacher with machete gets 7 years in jail

[IsraelTimes] A French high school student of Kurdish descent who tried to murder a Jewish teacher in Marseille was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison, Israel Radio reported Friday. The prosecution initially sought a punishment of 10 years against the perpetrator, an ethnic Kurd from Turkey who was still a minor at the time of the attack last year.

At the time, he said he was acting in the name of Allah and that he was affiliated with the Islamic State terror organization.

According to the AFP news agency, this is the first time that a minor under the age of 18 was tried in France for a jihadist attack. The youth, whose name was not published in the media, was 15 when he attacked Amsellem and fled the scene after the victim fought him off using a Bible to shield his body from the knife.

Dutch anti-Semitism watchdog calls to ban ‘Hamas front’ conference

[IsraelTimes] Center for Information and Documentation on Israel asks government to scrap Rotterdam forum titled ‘Palestinians in Europe’ scheduled April 15. CIDI said it has made repeated appeals to Morocco-born Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (Labour), who has spoken harshly against anti-Semitism, to prevent the forum.

Syrian refugee in Greece smuggles son in suitcase

[IsraelTimes] Authorities catch mother of two trying to get her 23-year-old boy from island of Lesbos to Greek mainland despite prohibition.

Franco-Lebanese Trumpeter Maalouf Accused of Kissing 14-Year-Old Girl

[AnNahar] Star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf is being investigated by French police for kissing a 14-year-old girl while she was his intern, a justice official said Friday. The incident dates from 2013 when the Franco-Lebanese musician, who has played with Sting and Elvis Costello, is alleged to have kissed the girl at the end of her internship.

Prosecutor Laure Beccuau said the inquiry centers on "sexual interference, which is different from sexual assault because it involves the consent of the minor."

Maalouf, now 36, is alleged to have sent the secondary school student a text message asking her to send him a picture of herself naked, French daily the Parisien reported.
A little different than a peck on the cheek...
Beccuau said she could not confirm this, but said Maalouf had said it was "a one-off incident that he immediately regretted" when he was questioned last year after her parents went to police. If charged and convicted, the jazz musician could face up to five years in jail and a fine of up to 75,000 euros ($79,000).

Dramatic moment a Moroccan migrant is pinned to the ground and arrested after shouting in Arabic he was carrying a bomb on a Spanish train
03/03/17
[DailyMail] The alarm was sounded by passengers on board the train from Barcelona to Girona who phoned 999 to say an Arab-looking man was shouting in French and Arabic he was carrying a bomb. Police confirmed afterwards the suspect, who spoke in a foreign accent and told police he was Moroccan although he wasn't carrying any ID, was not armed or carrying a bomb.

Security is ramped up at a Belgian train station after an ISIS militant films 'we are here' video as he patrols Antwerp 'threatening to chop off the heads of civilians and fill the streets with blood'
03/03/17
[DailyMail] The video is filmed at Antwerp Central Station where police are desperately scouring CCTV footage in an attempt to identify the terrorist as extra officers have been deployed.
From Breitbart:
FAKE NEWS: Sweden’s Integration Minister Admits Lying to BBC About Rape Stats
4 March
Sweden’s Integration Minister, from the ruling liberal party, has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn after she falsely told BBC the number of reported of rapes in Sweden was falling.

Government Report: Islamists Building ‘Parallel Society’ in Sweden Aided By PC Culture of Silence
4 March
Aided by a politically correct culture of “tolerance”, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is secretly building a “parallel” society in Sweden by infiltrating organisations and political parties, a government report has concluded.

Spanish NGO Ferries 250 African Migrants to Italy
4 March
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish organization says its rescue ship has saved 250 migrants in danger of capsizing near the Libyan coast.

At Nearly Four Million, Immigration to Germany in 2000s Near Double 1980s Turkish Surge
3 March
Even before the Europe Migrant Crisis realised its full potential and saw millions of so-called refugees streaming into Europe, Germany welcomed millions of “non-Europeans” in the decade leading to 2015, dwarfing even the massive movement of Turks as guest workers

Calais Mayor Bans Food Distribution in Bid to Quell Migrant Returns
3 March
The Mayor of Calais has banned food distribution to migrants in the city in a bid to prevent yet another ‘Jungle’ migrant camp from springing up.

Calais Aid Groups Defy Order to Stop Feeding Migrants
3 March
PARIS (AP) — Aid groups feeding migrants in the northern French port city of Calais are defying a municipal order to stop.

European Commission Encourages Detention of Failed Asylum Seekers
3 March
Failed asylum seekers at risk of absconding can be detained for up to 18 months while awaiting deportation, the European Commission has announced.

Swedish Authorities Accuse Migrant Crime Whistleblower Cop of ‘Hacking’ Police Computers
3 March
Peter Springare, the police officer who posted on Facebook his frustrations on the levels of migrant crime in Sweden, is now being investigated by authorities who claim he “hacked” into police computers.

Wilders: ‘Scandalous’ that EU Has Stripped Le Pen of Parliamentary Immunity
3 March
Dutch anti-mass migration firebrand Geert Wilders has slammed the European Parliament after it voted to lift parliamentary immunity from Front National leader and MEP Marine Le Pen, leaving her exposed to prosecution and imprisonment just weeks before the French presidential elections.

American Journalist Told to Leave Sweden No Go Zone by Police
3 March
American video journalist Tim Pool claims he was told to leave the Stockholm no go suburb of Rinkeby by police after masked men started following him.

Hungary’s Second Anti-Migrant Fence on Serbian Border to be Built by May
3 March
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new fence being built by Hungary to stop migrants from entering the country will be completed by May 1 and a state of emergency giving authorities additional powers to secure the borders has been extended by six months, government officials said Thursday.

Gatestone: Migrant ‘Child’ Who Turned Out To Be Adult Threatened To Kill Foster Mother
2 March
Gatestone Europe reports on the remarkable testimony of a foster mother who had a migrant male placed with her who claimed to be 12 years old, but soon become violent towards her and her family and later transpired to be

German Mayor Appeals for Calm as Syrian Arrested for Killing Old Woman
2 March
BERLIN (AP) — The mayor of Cottbus in eastern Germany is urging people to remain calm after a young Syrian was arrested on suspicion of killing an elderly woman in December.

Le Pen’s Globalist Rival: Don’t Worry About Mass Migration, Newcomers ‘Renew Our Society’
2 March
Maintaining that mass migration is inescapable and will only accelerate, former investment banker Emmanuel Macron said immigrants are good for France and bring “fresh bursts of creativity and innovation” to society.

Austria Will Encourage Failed Asylum Seekers to Leave by Cutting Aid, Food
2 March
Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has announced the government intends to stop supporting failed asylum seekers with food and shelter to encourage them to leave.

Migrant Who Murdered Pensioner Asks for Death Penalty
2 March
A migrant who robbed and then brutally murdered a German pensioner and wrote “the time of revenge has come” in Arabic on her wall has asked the judge for the death penalty. His request was denied.

Ten Incidents in Ten Days That Proved Trump Right on Sweden’s Migration Problem
2 March
The media and Swedish politicians were in an uproar after President Donald J. Trump chose to highlight the negative effects of mass migration in Sweden. But ten days later, here are ten incidents that proved him right.

EU Threatens Nations Not Resettling Migrants From Italy and Greece Fast Enough
2 March
The European Union is pleading with member countries to step up the relocation of asylum-seekers from Italy and Greece, seeking to give new momentum to a plan that has fallen far short of its targets.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Home Front: WoT
Prosecutors: NY man aimed to fight with Islamic extremists
Another idiot known wolf taken off the street. Here's hoping he has interesting connections..
[IsraelTimes] Elvis Redzepagic tells authorities he was prepared to strap on a bomb and sacrifice himself for jihad.

A New York man repeatedly traveled to the Middle East to try to join 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....
or another bad boy group in Syria and later told authorities he’d been prepared to strap on a bomb to sacrifice himself for jihad, prosecutors said Saturday.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  And now he can fight not to drop the soap in prison shower.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/05/2017 3:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Redzepagic is a surname that sounds bosnian.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/05/2017 5:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Bosnian seems possible, Bright Pebbles. A search of the name suggests it might have originally been Albanian. From the article:

Redzepagic, who lives in Commack, told authorities after his arrest that he’d become a devout Moslem while in Montenegro, in the Balkans, and believed a cousin was a battalion commander in Syria for the Islamic State or the group once known as the Nusra Front, according to the court complaint.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/05/2017 6:21 Comments || Top||

#4  "Elvis has left society the building"
Posted by: Frank G || 03/05/2017 6:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Send him to Jordan.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/05/2017 13:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Top HM militants trapped in Tral
[Daily Excelsior] Fierce shootout is on in South Kashmire’s Tral area after security forces trapped at least three bandidos murderous Moslems of Hizbul Mujahideen in a village while equal number of bandidos murderous Moslems managed to flee from cordon in Shopian area last night after a brief shootout.

Security forces this evening cordoned off Oppo village in Tral area of Pulwama and launched searches. A local murderous Moslem commander, Aqib Molvi, his associates Sabzar Ahmad and a foreigner Hammas Bhai are believed to be trapped inside a house.

Security forces blasted off a portion of the house but the intermittent firing was going on. Sources said that Aqib Molvi made a phone call to his family and informed them that he has been trapped in the village.

Massive festivities erupted in Oppo village soon after security forces launched a search and cordon operation following an input about the presence of murderous Moslems.

Clashes also erupted at Tral Town after news about trapping of bandidos murderous Moslems spread. As the searches were underway, locals came out of their houses and resorted to heavy stone-pelting to disrupt the operation against bandidos murderous Moslems suspected to be present in the village.

However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
the operation was on in the village when reports last came and additional contingents of security forces were brought in to tighten the cordon.

Security forces have also imposed curfew in the area to prevent bandidos murderous Moslems from fleeing the area.

The protesters pelted stones on police and CRPF during which they snatched an INSAS rifle from a CRPF officer, Sub Inspector Harjinder Singh, in Main Town of Tral near Jama Masjid.

At least three bandidos murderous Moslems who were trapped by security forces in Chillipora village of Shopian district in South Kashmire since last night escaped after a brief shootout.

Security forces launched search operation after receiving input about the presence of three bandidos murderous Moslems of Hizbul Mujahideeen including Saddam and Irfan in Chillipora. As the searches were started, the bandidos murderous Moslems fired upon the security forces, leading to a shootout. The exchange of fire continued till late last night but under the cover of darkness, the bandidos murderous Moslems beat feet from the village.

The locals had come out of their houses and pelted stones on security forces. The operation that was put on hold late night was resumed this morning but there was no fresh firing after which the operation was called off.

Due to massive stone-pelting, an armoured vehicle of 14 Battalion of CRPF skidded off the road and overturned, resulting in injuries to 11 CRPF men. Amid heavy stone-pelting on overturned vehicle, security forces opened fire and also used pellets to control the stone-throwers, resulting in injuries to three protesters. One protester identified as Inayat Ahmad was hit by a bullet in his hand and he was referred to Bone and Joints Hospital Srinagar.

The festivities in the area continued throughout the day intermittently and several other youths sustained minor injuries. Police used teargas shells to disperse the protesters. The situation remained tense in Heff and Chillipora throughout the day.
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Illegal Afghans among 35 suspects held in Jamrud
[DAWN] LANDI KOTAL: The security forces on Friday tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
35 suspects, including six bandidos holy warriors and 19 illegal Afghan nationals, and seized unlicensed arms and ammunition during a search operation in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency
... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though...
Official sources told Dawn that a curfew was imposed in Shah Kas locality of Jamrud ahead of the ’search and cordon operation’ in light of a tip-off about the presence of suspects in the area.

They said the security forces held 35 suspected people, including six bandidos holy warriors and 19 Afghan nationals without valid travel documents. The sources claimed two arrested men were involved in the recent kabooms in Jamrud tehsil. They said the arrested men were shifted to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location for interrogation.

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Iraq
IS blows up 10 houses, executes 7 families south of Mosul
[Iraq News] A Federal Police officer informed on Saturday, 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 blew up ten houses, while executed seven families, south of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Colonel Khodier Saleh said in a press statement, "The Islamic State group blew up ten houses, few hours before the security forces storm into Nabi Sheth area, south of Mosul."

"Security forces managed to recapture Nabi Sheth cop shoppe," Saleh explained.

"The Islamic State also executed seven displaced families, which were captured by the terrorist group while they were trying to escape from Tal al-Rayan village, south of Mosul," Saleh further added.
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Booby-trapped house explosion kills, wounds 4 IS members near Mosul
[Iraq News] A local source in Nineveh Province declared that two 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....
were killed, and two others were maimed, while trying to plant explosives inside a house, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

The source said, "Two members of the Islamic State were killed and two others were maimed, while planting explosives inside a house in the eastern neighborhoods of Tal Afar, west of Mosul."

"The house belongs to a security member, who was executed two years ago by the Islamic State group," the statement added.
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Twelve treated for chemical weapons agents in Mosul since March 1: U.N.
[Iraq News] Twelve people, including women and kiddies, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, where Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
said on Saturday.

The U.N.’s World Health Organization has activated with partners and local health authorities "an emergency response plan to safely treat men, women and kiddies who may be exposed to the highly toxic chemical," the agency said in a statement.

It said all 12 patients had been received since March 1 for treatment which they are undergoing in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region, east of Mosul.

Four of them are showing "severe signs associated with exposure to a blister agent". The patients were exposed to the chemical agents in the eastern side of Mosul.

The International Committee of the Red Thingy (ICRC) said on Friday that five children and two women were receiving treatment for exposure to chemical agents.

The ICRC statement did not say which side used the chemical agents that caused blisters, redness in the eyes, irritation, vomiting and coughing.

Iraqi forces captured the eastern side of Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting and launched their attack on the districts that lie west of the Tigris river on Feb. 19. The eastern side remains within reach of the holy warriors’ rockets and mortar shells.

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Blast near popular market north of Baghdad, 2 casualties
[Iraq News] A police source informed that two civilians were maimed in a kaboom near a popular market, north of Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

The source said, "An improvised bomb went kaboom!, at noon today, near a popular market in al-Shaab area, north of Baghdad, wounding two civilians."

"Security forces cordoned off the area of incident, while ambulances transferred the maimed to a nearby hospital to receive needed treatment," the source added on condition of anonymity.
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Security forces foil IS attack west of Ramadi, militants killed
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces managed to foil an attack launched 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....
, west of Ramadi, and also killed a number of the group’s holy warriors, a security source told Alsumaria News on Saturday.

The source said, "Security forces managed to foil an attack launched by the Islamic State on an army battalion, west of the city of Rutba (310 km west of Ramadi)."

"A number of the Islamic State’s members were killed, and a vehicle belonging to the group was destructed during the attack," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Noteworthy, Rutba District is controlled by joint forces from the army, police and tribes, and attacked from time to time by the Islamic State group.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jordan hangs 15 death row prisoners at dawn in further break from moratorium on executions
[SCMP] Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with the moratorium on executions it had observed between 2006 and 2014.

Ten of those put to death had been convicted of terrorism offences and five of "heinous" crimes, Mahmud al-Momani told the official Petra news agency.

Those executed included one man who was convicted of an attack last year on an intelligence compound that killed five security personnel, al Momani said. Another five were involved in an assault by security forces on a myrmidon hideout in Irbid city in the same year that led to the death of seven faceless myrmidons and one police officer, while the rest related to separate incidents that go back as far as 2003.

A judicial source said the authorities also executed a gunman who last year rubbed out outside a court a Christian writer who was standing trial for contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature insulting Islam. Also among the 10 was a gunman convicted of firing at a group of Western tourists near the Roman amphitheatre in downtown Amman in 2006, killing one Briton and injuring five other people, the judicial source added.

The five other executions were for rape and sexual assault.

All were Jordanians and they were hanged in Suaga prison south of the capital Amman.

King Abdullah had said in 2005 that Jordan aimed to become the first Middle Eastern country to halt executions in line with most European countries.

Courts continued to hand down death sentences but they were not carried out.

But public opinion blamed a rise in crime on the policy and in December 2014 Jordan hanged 11 men convicted of murder, drawing criticism from human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
groups. Opinion hardened after the murder 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....
(IS) of captured Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh whose plane had crashed in a jihadist-held region of Syria in December 2014 while serving with a US-led coalition.

Grisly footage posted in February the following year of him being burnt alive in a cage outraged the public. Swiftly afterwards, Jordan hanged two people convicted of terrorism offences, one of them Sajida al-Rishawi. She had taken part in a 2005 suicide kaboom on luxury hotels in Amman organised by IS’s forebear, al-Qaeda in Iraq, but her explosives failed to detonate.

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#1  15 is good
Posted by: Frank G || 03/05/2017 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Say what you want, but death penalty does cut down on recidivism.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/05/2017 3:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Someone complained about prison expenses and overcrowding, and someone else said "I have some thoughts about solutions".
Posted by: ed in texas || 03/05/2017 16:55 Comments || Top||


Palestinian man caught with knife in Hebron
[IsraelTimes] Resident of the West Bank city
...Hebron is Hamas Central in the West Bank, so we can safely assume he is a member...
placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
near Tomb of the Patriarchs after arousing suspicions of Border Police.

The man, said by police to be in his 20s, was arrested at a Border Police checkpoint leading to the site after officers found a knife in one of his pockets.

According to Hebrew media reports, the Hebron resident was searched by police earlier in the day at the same checkpoint, and his return aroused officers’ suspicion.

On Wednesday, a Palestinian man was shot and killed by security forces after stabbing and lightly wounding a Jewish resident of the West Bank settlement outpost of Havat Mor, south of Hebron.
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Southeast Asia
Body of beheaded German hostage recovered
[AFP] The Philippine military said on Sunday it had recovered the body of the elderly German hostage who was beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf militants last week.

Military officials said marines found Kantner's body on Saturday evening on the militants' remote island stronghold of Sulu, more than 600 miles south of Manila. Military spokesman Edgard Arevalo said,
"The Armed Forces of the Philippines continues with all efforts to make good (on) its commitment to return the remains of the kidnap victim to his homeland to accord to him the decent burial he deserves."

Kantner's remains are in a military hospital morgue while officials prepare documents to transport the body. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized on Tuesday for failing to save Kantner and said the military had stepped up operations against the rebels.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Pentagon: US Operations in Syria Unaffected as Russia Moves Convoys to Manbij
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Russian military has informed the United States about moving convoys to Syria’s Manbij, and US operations in the area remain unaffected, US Department of Defense spokesperson Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.

The Russian General Staff said Friday Russia’s center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria has sent the first food and medical supplies convoy to Manbij.

"We were aware of this. The Russian government has informed us of it as well," Davis told news hounds. "It has not changed anything we are doing."

Davis said the United States has noticed and observed these humanitarian convoys moving into the area. He claimed that they have also brought "some armored equipment" with them.

The spokesperson underscored that the United States wants to see all parties on the ground in Manbij in order to ’continue focus on fighting the ISIS terror group.’

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After Kurdish tensions in Sinjar, KNC offices in Rojava under attack
[ARA] The Kurdish National Council (KNC) on Friday accused the Kurdish youth group Ciwanen Soresger of burning the Yekiti party building in Qamishi city, in northeastern Syria.
I'm guessing this is inspired and financed by Turkey.
The Asayish security forces of the local administration said they have tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
the perpetrators and will protect KNC offices.

The tensions follow festivities between the Rojava Peshmerga ‐affiliated to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)‐ and the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) ‐affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)‐ in the Yezidi region of Sinjar in which several were killed.

The youth group Ciwanen Soresger is seen as close to the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD) and previously was also accused of burning down the ARTA FM radio station in the town of Amude in April 2016. However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
at that time the Kurdish security police announced that the perpetrators were arrested and officials said they received prison sentences.

Moreover, in the town of Dirbêsiyê, the KNC said that ’PYD forces’ stormed the local KNC office and took down the Kurdish flag.

However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
Fidan Hessi, spokesperson of the Asayish forces in a statement said that the security forces of the local administrations led by the PYD on Friday prevented an attack on the KNC office in Dirbêsiyê. They said that they have arrested the perpetrators who burned the Yekiti office in Qamislo.

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Sun 2017-03-05
  Jordan hangs 15 death row prisoners at dawn in further break from moratorium on executions
Sat 2017-03-04
  Kurdish YPG fighters repel treacherous Turkish attack near Syria’s Afrin
Fri 2017-03-03
  Syrian Army recaptures Palmyra, aided by Russian Air Force: Kremlin
Thu 2017-03-02
  Islamic State supreme leader’s speech admits defeat in Mosul
Wed 2017-03-01
  Two women in nerve agent attack on Kim Jong-nam charged with murder
Tue 2017-02-28
  Islamic State claims attempted bombing in Algeria -AMAQ
Mon 2017-02-27
  Taliban shadow governor among 21 killed in counter-terrorism operations
Sun 2017-02-26
  Hamas Diggers Dead in Gaza Tunnel ‘Work Accident'
Sat 2017-02-25
  Iraq Forces Enter First West Mosul Neighborhood
Fri 2017-02-24
  German police arrest 26-year-old over terror plot
Thu 2017-02-23
  Pakistan Army launches 'Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad' across the country
Wed 2017-02-22
  Suicide bombers attack Pakistani court, killing seven, as wave of violence continues
Tue 2017-02-21
  Libyan PM survives assassination attempt in Tripoli
Mon 2017-02-20
  Iraq Digs Anti-IS Trench around City of Ramadi
Sun 2017-02-19
  62 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrike in Mosul

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