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Ax attacker at Düsseldorf main train station arrested
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Afghanistan
Pakistani and Iranian militants among 64 killed in clearance operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixty four murderous Moslems including the nationals of Iran and Pakistain were killed during the counter-terrorism and clearance operations in the past twenty four hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Thursday.

According to a statement by MoD, at least four Pak nationals and two Iranians fighting with the terrorist groups were killed during the latest counter-terrorism operations.

The statement further added that the counter-terrorism operations were conducted in the past 24 hours with the support of the Afghan Air Force and the artillery units of the Afghan army in 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.
..

, Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Paktia, Khost, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Badghis, 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...
, Baghlan and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces.

At least twenty eight murderous Moslems including a local commander of the group Kamran hailing from Pakistain and two Iranians were killed during the operations in Lashkargah and Nad-e-Ali district.

The ministry further added that six murderous Moslems were maimed, a vehicle and four Ak-47 rifles were destroyed along with several Improvised Explosive Device and other types of explosives.

At least nineteen Death Eaters were killed, seventeen others were maimed, and three vehicles were destroyed during the operations in Dahan-e-Ghori and Baghlan-e-Markazi districts of Baghlan, the statement said.

It also added that eight Death Eaters were killed and another myrmidon was maimed during a separate operation in Zurmat district of Paktia province.

According to MoD, at least four murderous Moslems were killed and another myrmidon was maimed in a separate operation conducted in Nish district of Kandahar.

In another operation conducted in Andar district of southeastern Ghazni province, at least three murderous Moslems were killed and nine others were maimed, MoD said, adding that two murderous Moslems were killed and three others were maimed during the other operations in Uruzgan and Kapisa provinces.

Posted by: Fred || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban stones woman to death, whips man over adultery in Badakhshan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban Lions of Islam have stoned a woman to death but left the man after whipping him over adultery in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the incident took place in the remote and restive district of Wardoj.

The district administrative chief Dawlat Mohammad Khawar confirmed the incident and said the woman was stoned to death after she faced a trial openly along with the man from the Taliban Lion of Islams.

This is not the first time the Taliban Lions of Islam have public tried and executed women over adultery and other charges in Badakhshan.

According to the statistics provided by the local officials, the group has executed at least five women over various charges in the past two years in this province.

The Taliban Lions of Islam executed at least two women including a pregnant woman and a girl in this province last month.

One of the victims was rubbed out by the Lions of Islam after she rejected a marriage proposal from one of their commanders while the other woman was killed after she had left the house of her in laws.

Posted by: Fred || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Obviously "a Day Without Women" wasn't effective there.
Posted by: Pappy || 03/10/2017 11:20 Comments || Top||


20 Taliban militants killed in foreign forces airstrike in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twenty Talibs were killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted by the foreign forces in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the murderous Moslems were targeted as they were planning to launch a coordinated attack on Nish district.

Provincial police front man Zia Durani said the Arclight airstrike was carried out in Lam area located between Nish and Khakriz districts.

He said the Arclight airstrike was conducted amid ongoing operations by the Afghan forces to clear Nish district of hard boys.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Defense (MoD), said the Afghan forces also conducted an Arclight airstrike in the vicinity of Nish district.

MoD said at least four murderous Moslems were killed in the Arclight airstrike and another hard boy was maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS release pictures of terrorists involved in Kabul military hospital attack
[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 released the pictures of the Lions of Islam who were involved in a deadly coordinated attack on 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....
’s main military hospital.

The pictures circulated on social media purportedly show the bully boyz are equipped with suicide kaboom vests and belts.

The loyalists of the terror group have released the pictures via its media wing, the Amaq news.

The attack on Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital was launched around 9 am local time after one of the bully boyz detonated his explosives near the hospital.

The remaining bully boyz started festivities with the security forces that lasted until later on Wednesday afternoon.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials said at least thirty people were killed and around 50 others were maimed in the attack.

MoD front man Gen. Dawlat Waziri confirmed the casualties toll.

According to the officials, the bully boyz had disguised themselves in health workers uniforms to penetrate inside the hospital and indiscriminately open fire on the workers and the patients.

Posted by: Fred || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Morocco Arrests Two Suspected IS Jihadists
[AnNahar] Moroccan authorities on Thursday tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
two suspected 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 thought to have been planning attacks in the kingdom, the interior ministry said.

Security services also seized various materials and equipment "suspected of being used in the manufacture of explosive charges," it said.

The two suspects, who were active in the North African country's commercial capital Casablanca, "planned terrorist attacks in the kingdom and procured equipment used in the manufacture of improvised bombs," the ministry added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 01:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Police colonel killed in bomb attack in Sinai's El-Arish: Interior ministry
[AlAhram] A North Sinai police colonel was killed Wednesday night in a kaboom on a security checkpoint in North Sinai, Egypt’s interior ministry announced.

Colonel Yasser El-Hadidi was killed when a bomb went kaboom! near his patrol in El-Arish, in the vicinity of the city’s third cop shoppe, the ministry said on its official Facebook page.

Three other coppers were also injured in the attack.

Islamic State affiliate in North Sinai claims responsibility for murder of police colonel

[AlAhram] The North Sinai-based bad boy group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an affiliate 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....
bad boy group, has grabbed credit for a bombing that killed a police colonel in North Sinai Wednesday night.

The bad boy group said in a statement released on social media on Thursday that its members planted two bombs in El-Arish city targeting a military convey, killing colonel Yasser El-Hadidi and injuring three coppers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Suspected Qaida Militant Killed in Yemen Drone Strike
[AnNahar] A suspected al-Qaeda member died on Thursday in a dronezap on a region of Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
hit by multiple U.S. air raids over the past week, a security source said.

The drone targeted Qassem Khalil, an al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) murderous Moslem, near the town of Wadia in the southern province of Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
, the source said.

Since March 2, the U.S. has launched dozens of strikes against AQAP targets in Abyan and the neighboring provinces of Shabwa and Baida as it steps up its air war against the jihadists.

In the first three days of the strikes at least 22 suspected AQAP fighters were killed, security officials and tribal sources have said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 01:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Europe
Ax attacker at Düsseldorf main train station arrested
Sudden Jihad Syndrome, mental problems, or both? Filed on Page 1: WoT until further information clarifies.
[DW] Police converged on Dusseldorf's main railway station after an attacker with an ax injured seven people. Authorities believe the 36-year-old suspect they detained acted alone.

Police in Dusseldorf have placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a man who allegedly went on a rampage with an ax at the city's main station on Thursday night that left at least seven people injured.

The suspect jumped from a bridge in an attempt to escape police. He was brought to a nearby hospital with severe injuries.

Dusseldorf police later identified the suspect as a 36-year-old man "from the former Yugoslavia" who lives in the nearby city of Wuppertal. Investigators said they believe the man likely acted alone "based on the current state of investigations."

"The suspect seems to have psychological problems," they said in a statement.

Federal police front man for the regional state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Rainer Kerstiens, told Deutsche Welle that the incident had likely been an "amok"-attack, a term which loosely translates to someone "running amok" and is used in German to refer to a violent rampage.

The suspect reportedly first attacked several people on a local train, then continued his rampage on several platforms and in the main hall of the main station.

According to the Dusseldorf police, there were at least seven victims - three persons suffered severe injuries, while four sustained minor injuries.

Dpa quoted witnesses as saying that injured people were stretchered out of the station. Others were treated in emergency service vehicles.

Authorities were alerted to the attack shortly before 9 p.m. local time (2000 GMT), prompting a large-scale response. The station was evacuated and sealed off during the manhunt for the attacker. It remained closed for several hours. All trains running through the station were cancelled or rerouted. A helicopter circled over a building in the center of Dusseldorf, the regional capital of NRW.

DW news hound Mark Hallam said via Twitter that many people remained near the station on Thursday night, "hoping to get home later."

At 12.45 a.m. local time, the train station was reopened with exception of sites where people had been attacked. Dusseldorf police announced on Twitter that the "main station has been largely reopened."
The Daily Mail has photos.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [707 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "From the former Yugoslavia" - perhaps Bosnian Muslim? (one group of Muslims that has legitimate grievances, though with the UN, not Germany.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/10/2017 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  and ultra high speed "mental illness diagnosis".

Rapid response sanity assessment team!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/10/2017 6:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Update from the Daily Mail article linked above:

The suspected culprit, identified as Fatmir H, 36, from Kosovo, has been arrested and German anti-terror police confirmed they are not hunting anyone else.

He was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of high anxiety and self-harm, police said, ruling out a terrorist motive.

They said he was in an 'exceptional mental state' at the time.


Incidentally, a second Daily Mail article this morning reported a second attack in Dusseldorf: this time with a machete on an elderly man in a parking lot. That attacker is still being hunted. Nothing in the article suggests the identity or motivation of the new attacker.

Deutsche Welle has a new article on the subject, which adds the following updates:

The suspect, a 36-year-old man from Kosovo, was detained in Düsseldorf following a brief manhunt, senior police official Dietmar Kniep said at a press conference on Friday.
Nine people were wounded when the man allegedly began lashing out at train passengers with an ax on Thursday night.

Kniep said police had ruled out terrorism, and that the alleged attacker appeared to be suffering from mental illness.

"He said in a first interview that he was trying to get police to shoot him," Kneip said. "We call it 'suicide by cop'."

"There is no evidence at all of any religious or political motive at all," he added.

Medical documents found at the suspect’s home in the nearby city of Wuppertal indicated that he had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, police said. The man's brother said he had purchased an ax last week because he thought he was being followed.

The suspect reportedly first attacked several people on a local train as it arrived at Düsseldorf’s central station, then continued his rampage on several platforms and in the main hall of the building.

According to Düsseldorf police, four female passengers, including two Italian tourists and a 13-year-old girl, as well as five men, were injured. Four of the nine victims were seriously wounded but none were in a life threatening condition.

Prosecutors said the alleged attacker, who came to Germany in 2009, would be charged with nine counts of attempted manslaughter.

Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 12:20 Comments || Top||

#4  An axe? That is so Nordic and un-Islamic. Apostate!

...or do we accuse him of 'cultural appropriation' instead?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/10/2017 13:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Crazy "German" took an axe,
Gave some kafirs forty whacks.
Wahnsinn only, nicht Koran,
On the Deutsche Bundesbahn!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/10/2017 14:19 Comments || Top||


Government
Trump administration to host 68-nation meeting on ways to ‘accelerate' destruction of ISIS
[Wash Times] The Trump administration will gather 68 foreign ministers from around the globe this month to figure out a more efficient strategy for decimating the Islamic State group.

The State Department confirmed Thursday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. allies will meet March 22-23 to "accelerate international efforts to defeat ISIS in the remaining areas it holds in Iraq and Syria and maximize pressure on its branches, affiliates and networks."

Coalition forces will also discuss ways to handle the ongoing humanitarian crisis playing out in Syria and Iraq as a result of the terror group’s presence in the region.

"It’s an opportunity for Secretary Tillerson to lay out the challenges that are facing the coalition moving forward," acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday, Voice of America reported. "We all recognize that we have seen progress in defeating ISIS on the ground ... how do we leverage that success?" he said. "How do we build on that success?"

The meeting will take place less than one month after President Trump told a joint session of Congress that he would take "strong measures to protect our nation from radical Islamic terrorism."

"As promised, I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS -- a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, women, and children of all faiths and beliefs," Mr. Trump said Feb. 28. "We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet."
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/10/2017 03:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't forget to pass the collection plate.
Posted by: Jack Salami || 03/10/2017 7:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Charge a fee at the door.
Posted by: Pappy || 03/10/2017 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if Fracking and the price of gas and oil are having anything to do with things?
Posted by: Jeasing Creque5352 || 03/10/2017 8:07 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm sure the part about getting the eurines to stop trading with ISIS and Iran went over really well...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/10/2017 9:53 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
3 militants, 2 civilians killed in Kashmir
[Daily Excelsior] Three snuffies and two non-combatants were killed in two separate shootouts and protests in Kashmire today while scores of protesters were maimed in the festivities with security forces that broke out during and after gunbattle in Pulwama.

Two snuffies and one civilian were killed in a fierce shootout that broke out at Padgampura village of South Kashmire’s Pulwama district this morning while scores of civilians were maimed in festivities during and after the shootout.

A civilian, who locals said, got suffocated during teargas shelling on protesters, also died in protests that broke out after the encounter.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Iraq
Western Mosul Reconquista

Iraqi forces recapture Mualmeen and Silo neighborhoods in western Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Commander of We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations, Lieutenant General Abdel Amir Yarallah, announced on Thursday liberating the neighborhoods of al-Mualmeen and al-Silo, in the western side of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Yarallah said in a press statement, "Troops of the Counter-Terrorism Service liberated the neighborhoods of al-Mualmeen and al-Silo, as well as raising Iraqi flag over their buildings."

Security forces liberate Beetar and Okailat villages in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations Command announced on Thursday, that security forces liberated the villages of al-Beetar and al-Okailat, near Badush Cement Plant in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Commander of operations, Lieutenant General Abdel Amir Yarallah, said in a press statement, "Troops of the army’s 9 armored brigade and al-Abbas brigade liberated a-Beetar and al-Okailat Villages, near Badush Cement Plant in Mosul."

Yarallah also pointed out that the troops raised the Iraqi flag over the buildings of the two villages.

Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Bomb blasts west and north of Baghdad, 1 dead
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A police source in Baghdad informed that two soldiers were maimed in a kaboom, west of the capital, Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, "An improvised bomb emplaced on the roadside in Abu Gharib District west of Baghdad went kaboom!, at noon today, on an army patrol, while passing in the area, wounding two soldiers."

"Security forces cordoned off the area of incident and barred approaching it," the source added on condition of anonymity. "Ambulances transferred the maimed to a nearby hospital to receive the needed treatment," the source further added.

Earlier today, a civilian was killed and three others were maimed in another kaboom that hit al-Tajiyat area, north of Baghdad.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:


Hand grenade kills IS fighter, wounds 3 others in Tal Afar
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Nineveh Province informed that a fighter 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 was killed, and three others were maimed by the kaboom of a hand grenade, in central Tal Afar, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, "Today, an unidentified man attacked a patrol belonging to the Islamic State group in central Tal Afar, west of Mosul, using a hand grenade, killing one of its members and wounds three others."

"The Islamic State imposed a curfew in the center of the District, and started search operations after the incident," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Security forces continue liberating the remaining areas controlled by the Islamic State in the province of Nineveh, in addition to inflicting heavy human and material losses on the group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Car bomb explosion in Hīt leaves 3 casualties
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Head of Hīt District Council in Anbar Province Mohamed al-Mohamadi declared on Thursday, that three civilians were wounded in a car bomb explosion, north of the district.

Mohamadi said in a press statement, “A booby-trapped vehicle exploded, at noon today, in al-Cournish Street, north of the city of Hīt (70 km west of Ramadi).”

“The explosion resulted in the injury of three civilians, as well as causing damage to some nearby shops and outlets,” Mohamadi added.

Meanwhile, Member of Anbar Provincial Council, Naeem al-Kaoud, said that security forces have to reinforce the security procedures in Hīt District to protect civilians.

Kaoud also emphasized the importance of chasing the sleeper cells of the Islamic State or any other groups, to prevent any further terrorist attacks against civilians and security forces.

Noteworthy, Hīt District is now controlled by security forces and tribal fighters, after liberating it from the Islamic State that controlled it for two years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Shin Bet: Hezbollah operative in West Bank planned kidnappings
[IsraelTimes] Recruited through Facebook, Paleostinian locksmith allegedly joined Iran-backed terrorist group, collected intel on army bases.

The Shin Bet security service incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
a young Paleostinian suspected of planning to kidnap Israelis and ferry them to Leb on behalf of the Hezbollah terrorist group, the agency said Thursday.

Yusef Yasser Sueilem, 23, was picked up in the city of Qalqilya in the end of January. On Thursday, an indictment was filed against him in a military court in the northern West Bank, the Shin Bet said.

His handlers instructed him to create a terrorist cell in order to carry out kidnappings and to smuggle the hostages into Lebanese territory.

"But Sueilem was arrested by the Shin Bet ahead of time, before he could carry out his planned attacks," the service said.

Sueilem, a locksmith, was also ordered to collect intelligence on army bases, checkpoints and "sites in the Old City of Jerusalem," the Shin Bet said.

He is believed to have been recruited by Hezbollah through a Facebook page. He later used an encrypted email address to communicate with a Hezbollah operative who went by the name "Abu Hassin," according to the security service.

In August, the Shin Bet also thwarted attempts by Hezbollah to recruit West Bank Paleostinians through Facebook in order to set up terror cells in the West Bank.

Through social media, the group was able to form two terror cells in the West Bank last year, the Shin Bet said at the time.

Within Israel, the Shin Bet also said it had detected multiple attempts by Hezbollah to recruit operatives from the country’s Arab population through a Facebook profile that posted anti-Israel and pro-Paleostinian sentiments.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Israel arrests female Hamas MP in West Bank raid
[IsraelTimes] Samira Halayka joins two other parliamentarians from terrorist group nabbed earlier this week.

Israeli soldiers placed in durance vile
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, parliamentarian from a village outside Hebron early Thursday morning, the Shin Bet security service said.

Samira Halayka was picked up by the Israel Defense Forces from her home in al-Shuyukh, northeast of Hebron, as part of a series of overnight raids across the West Bank,

Four other alleged Hamas members were also arrested early Thursday morning, three of them in Tulkarem and one in Rafat, the IDF said.

Halayka is the latest high-ranking Hamas official to be picked up by the army in recent days. On Monday, two other Hamas members of the Paleostinian parliament -- Anwar Zabun and Khaled Tafesh -- were arrested, along with Ghassan Hermas, a professor at al-Quds University in nearby Abu Dis.

The Shin Bet confirmed that Halayka had been arrested, but would not say what she was suspected of doing.

"At the end of her interrogation, we will be able to elaborate," the security agency said.

The Border Police said it had also arrested a 30-year-old Paleostinian suspect after finding two illegally owned rifles and ammunition in Tulkarem.

Another Paleostinian man was also arrested by border guards in Hebron, after they found an M-16 assault rifle in his possession, police said.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, IDF troops arrested three Paleostinians suspected of throwing rocks at vehicles on West Bank roads and taking part in violent protests against Israeli troops.

Two were arrested in Qalandiya and the third was picked up in Qatana, the army said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Southeast Asia
Four Abu Sayyaf militants slain in Basilan
[ABS-CBN] Four Abu Sayyaf rebels, including a relative of terrorist leader Isnilon Hapilon, were killed in a military offensive on Wednesday morning in Basilan province.

A 30-minute clash between 15 Abu Sayyaf militants and joint elements of the military and the police resulted in the death of Ustadz Mobin Kulin, alias Mulawin, a cousin of Hapilon, in Tapiantana Island. Three other Abu Sayyaf members were also killed, based on corpses recovered from the battle site.

Kulin was an "active and hardcore" Abu Sayyaf militant from Lantawan, Basilan who was involved in the Lamitan siege and Dos Palmas incidents in the province, according to the military.
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Maoist militants kill four cops in Mindanao
[Inquirer] Police and military officials have blamed the New People's Army for an ambush that killed four policemen and injured another in Bansalan town in Davao del Sur province on Wednesday morning. The attack happened a day after President Duterte said the government was holding back-channel talks with communist leaders for the possible resumption of the peace negotiations.

Police spokesman Samuel Gadingan said policemen from Bansalan and from the provincial office was headed to the upland village of Sibayan to investigate a murder incident when armed men, believed to be NPA militants, fired at their vehicles.

On Tuesday, President Duterte said the government had been doing back-channel talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to discuss the possible resumption of peace talks, which he suspended on February 4 following NPA attacks in Mindanao.

Military spokesman Marion Angcao said, "Prior to the ambush, there had been reported sightings of NPA rebels in nearby communities."

He said the ambush was staged after troops clashed with militants in Barangay Alegre on February 25 when the military took over a major NPA camp in the village.

Lt. Col. Harold Argamosa, commander of the 39th Infantry Battalion in Makilala, a town in North Cotabato province adjacent to Bansalan, said the military deployed soldiers to pursue the suspects. Bansalan shares borders with Makilala and Kidapawan City, where the NPA's Front Committee 51 is known to operate.

In Quezon province, four suspected NPA militants were killed in a clash with soldiers in San Andres town on Tuesday.

Military spokesman Lenard Agustin said a team of 18 soldiers engaged at least 20 militants in a 30-minute firefight in Barangay Mabunga on Tuesday afternoon. He said the military was informed about the presence of armed men who were soliciting food and other forms of support in the village.

Agustin said soldiers arrested a militant after the fire fight. He declined to identify the rebel but said he was from Barangay Burgos in Mulanay town.
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Syrian Army Strikes Terrorist Groups in Various Provinces
[AlManar] The Syrian Army units, backed by air force, carried out special operations against gatherings and supply routes of 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 snuffies in the countryside of Hama and Idlib.

A military source told SANA that the air force launched Arclight airstrikes against gatherings and depots for Nusra Front snuffies in Kafar Nubbul city in Maaret al-Nouman area, 50 km to the south of Idleb city.

The source added that the air strikes destroyed a depot containing ammunition, IEDs and rockets and 3 vehicles equipped with machineguns, and killed a number of terrorists.

Terrorists Marwan al-Aswad, Mahmoud al-Sultan, and Omar al-Sweid were identified among the dead

Earlier, SANA news hound in Hama said that the army units targeted the fortified positions of Nusra snuffies in al-Boeida and Atshan villages , al-Latamineh town and the outskirts of Kafar Zeita town in the northern countryside of Hama, killing 11 snuffies and destroying two vehicles for them.Terrorists Mostafa al-A’araj and Khaled Abdulaziz al-Fadel were identified among the killed.

The news hound added that an army unit targeted the terrorists’ positions and movements in Taybet al-Imam city in the northern countryside of Hama, leaving the snuffies dead or injured.

In the southern countryside of Idleb, the Syrian Arab army’s artillery launched a series of strikes against gatherings and dens of Nusra snuffies in Sfohen village and al-Tamanaa town, killing four terrorists, injuring seven others and destroying two vehicles for them.

The news hound noted that many of Nusra bad boyz were potted and injured in Arclight airstrikes against their dens and movements south of Khan Sheikhon city.
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Syrian Army Liberates 21 Villages from ISIL in 24 hours
[AlManar] New villages and cities were liberated in a military operation on Wednesday by the Syrian army and its allies in the mountains situated in the north-east of Aleppo.

Syrian news agency SANA quoted a military source saying that the Syrian army units freed 21 villages and cities during their operation in northeastern Aleppo from where they chased out the terrorists.

The Syrian army also took control of two important mountains including al-Salma from which the Lions of Islam were monitoring the entire region.

A large number of bad boyz were potted and their vehicles destroyed in the operation, the source said.

"The number of populated localities liberated by the Syrian government forces from armed units of the ISIS terrorist organization has increased to 145 since the beginning of the year. Over the past 24 hours, government forces regained control over 83.6 square kilometers. Overall, 2,907.7 square kilometers have been liberated since January 1, 2017," the Russian Center for Reconciliation of warring sides in Syria said on Wednesday quoted by TASS and Al Masdar News.
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Air strikes southeast of Syria’s Raqqa kill 23 people: Observatory
[IraqiNews] Air strikes killed 23 civilians, including eight children, on Thursday in countryside around the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, 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 base in Syria, a war monitoring group said.

The warplanes were believed to belong to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State holy warriors, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The jets struck the village of al-Matab southeast of Raqqa, near the Euphrates River, the Observatory said, adding that several air raids had also pounded areas east of the city.

An alliance of Syrian militias has been waging an offensive on Raqqa with air strikes and special ground forces from the U.S.-led coalition.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces cut the last main road out of Raqqa this week, severing the highway between the city and the holy warrior group’s stronghold of Deir al-Zor.

The U.S. military has said it makes "extraordinary efforts" to avoid civilian deaths in its bombing campaign against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

The military’s estimates of civilians killed by coalition air strikes are generally far lower than those of monitoring groups.
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Warplanes kill seven, injure 70 in Syria’s Deir al-Zor – Observatory
[IraqiNews] Air strikes pounded a town in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Thursday, killing seven civilians and injuring more than 70 others, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britannia-based war monitoring group said two warplanes, believed to be Russian, dropped nearly two dozen bombs on al-Mayadin in 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....
stronghold of Deir al-Zor.

The strikes hit a school sheltering displaced people, a bakery and residential areas in the town, which lies along the Euphrates river, the Observatory said.

The Syrian government and its Russian ally have repeatedly said they only target krazed killers.

Islamic State controls most of Deir al-Zor province, which borders Iraq, including more than half the city of the same name. The ultra-hardline jihadist group has besieged the remaining government-held areas of Deir al-Zor city for nearly two years.

Jets also hit the southern outskirts of the city on Thursday, the Observatory said.

Islamic State fighters launched their biggest attack in months on the government-held part of the city earlier in January, in a battle that killed dozens.

The Syrian and Russian air forces hit back against Islamic State positions, and have regularly struck the city and surrounding rural areas since then, the Observatory said.
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Trump Targets ISIS: U.S. Marines Just Landed In Syria
[DAILYWIRE] The United States is entering the next phase in its battle to destroy the jihadist cancer of ISIS. Taking the fight to ISIS’ capital, U.S. Marines have landed in Syria to supply artillery to the anti-ISIS coalition looking to launch an offensive campaign against the terror group in the de facto Islamic State capital of Raqqa. “Marines from an amphibious task force have left their ships in the Middle East and deployed to Syria, establishing an outpost from which they can fire artillery guns in support of the fight to take back the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State,” The Washington Post first reported Wednesday, citing defense officials who spoke off-the-record.

While the previous administration dispatched hundreds of “special advisers” and trainers from U.S. military Special Operations units to advise local militias, conventional warfare troops have never participated in the battle against ISIS in Syria.

“The force is part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which left San Diego on Navy ships in October,” notes The Post. “The Marines on the ground include part of an artillery battery that can fire powerful 155-millimeter shells from M777 Howitzers, two officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the deployment.”

Over the last few months, U.S.-backed forces have been escalating attacks against ISIS strongholds in both Iraq and Syria. Disrupting ISIS activity and erasing territorial gains became a priority in the last days of the Obama presidency after years of dismissing the terror group as an irrelevant and non-threatening “jayvee team.”

The Trump administration has chosen to continue escalating the offensive, initiating the preliminary steps of a long-planned strategy to root ISIS out of northern Syria.
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#1  Yes but these anti IS forces are Islamists themselves. Why are we on their side?
Posted by: Harcourt Angoluting9366 || 03/10/2017 5:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Because there's a paucity of non-Islamist forces available?
Posted by: Pappy || 03/10/2017 11:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Saving the 8500 sheep and goats by giving the premed real tissue to repair.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/10/2017 20:49 Comments || Top||



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