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Suspected ISIS gas attack hits Iraqi forces in west Mosul
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Afghanistan
5 Taliban insurgents killed by own bomb in South of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five Taliban bandidos holy warriors were killed in an kaboom triggered by own bomb in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the incident took place in Chora district as the Lions of Islam were planting an Improvised Explosive Device on a roadside.

Taliban bandidos holy warriors and Lions of Islam belonging to the other holy warrior groups frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to target the security forces and government officials.

However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
the Afghan officials are saying in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


32 ALP soldiers rescued from Taliban jail by Afghan Special Forces in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least thirty two soldiers of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces were rescued from a Taliban-run jail in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

A front man for the 215th Maiwand Corps of the Afghan National Army Gen. Mohammad Rasool Zazai confirmed the release of the ALP personnel.

He said the hostages were kept inside a jail in Nad-e-Ali district and were freed during a night operation conducted by the Special Forces of the Afghan army.

Gen. Zazai did not provide further information regarding the operation and it is yet not clear if any murderous Moslem was killed or captured during the operation.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban plan to capture Laghman foiled, Taliban suffer heavy casualties
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A plan by the Taliban bully boyz to capture the 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 was foiled by the Afghan a security forces.

The group planned to capture the province after they suffered heavy casualties during the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the top Taliban leaders and commanders who had been deployed to execute the plan have escaped along with scores of bully boyz after the Afghan forces in coordination with the provincial government successfully thwarted the group’s plan.

The statement further added that nearly 70 Taliban bully boyz have been killed and around 50 others have sustained injuries during the joint counter-terrorism operations launched some days ago.

According to the provincial government, a number of senior Taliban leaders and commanders, including Khalis, Khalid, Janat Gul, Mohammad, Atal Omarzai and some others are among those killed or maimed.

The Afghan cops also sustained casualties during the operations, the officials said, adding that four security personnel bit the dust and around eight others were maimed.

The statement by the provincial government also added that the area is in total control of the security forces as efforts are underway to further strengthen the security posts in key districts including Alingar and Alisheng.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Key Taliban group leader Abdul Wali killed in Laghman province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key leader of the Taliban group identified as Abdul Wali was killed during festivities with the security forces 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.

The provincial government media office in a statement said Wali was killed during the festivities between the Afghan forces and Taliban snuffies in Alishen district.

The statement further added that the festivities took place late on Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of Kotali area.

Wali was involved in a number major terrorist attacks in various parts of Laghman province, the provincial government said, adding that his dead body was left for several hours in the battlefield after the remaining snuffies fled the area.

The provincial government also added that sporadic festivities had taken place in other parts of the quiet provincial capital on Saturday evening which left at least three forces of Evil dead or maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [322 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


1 killed, at least 8 wounded in Kabul explosion
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An kaboom rocked Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
city in the vicinity of the 10th police district earlier this evening, leaving at least one person dead and nearly eight others maimed.

A minibus was targeted as it was travelling between Taimani and Qala-e-Fatullah area of the city, carrying the employees of a private telecommunications company.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) front man Sediq Sediqi confirmed the incident and said preliminary reports suggest at least one person was killed and eight others were maimed in the incident.

He said the person killed in the attack was a woman and at least eight other were maimed.

The type of the kaboom has not been ascertained so far but another official confirmed that the vehicle was carrying the employees of a private telecommunications company and was targeted in a roadside kaboom.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Bomb attacks kill 'at least 9' in Somali capital
[AA.TR] At least nine people were killed and a dozen others were maimed in two separate kabooms in the Somali capital Mogadishu Monday, police officials told Anadolu Agency.

In the first attack, two people were killed and four others were maimed when a suicide boom-mobile went kaboom! a few meters away from a Somali army training center in the neighborhood of Wadjer, east of Mogadishu, a security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

Later, in another attack, at least seven people were killed and more than eight others were maimed when two boom-mobiles targeted the Weheliye hotel in the capital, Ali Yusuf, a police captain in the area, said by phone.

"It is very early to know how many people have been killed but [from] what I know we have seen is at least seven people killed, including soldiers and eight others maimed. The maimed people were rushed to Madina and Darushifa hospitals for treatment," Yusuf said.

Howlwadag district commissioner also confirmed the corpse count to Anadolu Agency.

Weheliye hotel is said to be frequented by government officials, including MPs and is located just a few steps from the Somali parliament building.

The Somali holy warrior group al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
grabbed credit for the Weheliye hotel attack.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [364 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
ISIS in Sinai planting their flag in Arish
[Ynet] Images surface showing ISIS fighters in the Sinai manning checkpoints and performing security inspections in the Egyptian city of al-Arish on the Mediterranean coast.
Photos can be seen at the link.
Images have surfaced of ISIS-Sinai Province (ISIS-SP) fighters manning checkpoints and performing security inspections in the city of al-Arish in the northern Sinai.

Pictures show ISIS fighters armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) moving through traffic and inspecting the IDs of drivers. Another picture even showed a suspicious man being detained in the city square.

ISIS-SP has recently been receiving a lot of "media" attention from the organization given their recent setbacks in Iraq and Syria.

Al-Arish is the capital of the North Sinai and the largest city on the entire peninsula. The city also lies at the heart of friction between Egyptian security forces and the terror organization.

ISIS-SP recently took responsibility for two bombing attacks in the city, which killed three officers--including the supervisor of general security in the southern Sinai--and maimed seven others.

In addition to the bombings in the city, dozens of Coptic Christian families have fled al-Arish to Ismailia after ISIS-SP murdered several Copts. The organization's publications routinely call for violence against Copts and other Christians in the region.

A front man for the Egyptian military also published an account of Egyptian military activities in the region against ISIS-SP, but it would appear there is still work to be done. The Islamic Lion of Islam organization is estimated to have at least 1,000 fighters in the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2017 05:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [464 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  What are their coordinates?
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/14/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||

#2  @#1:

Latitude:N 38° 57.1733'
Longitude:W 77° 9.1487'
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 03/14/2017 12:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Zulu battery, fire for effect!
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/14/2017 15:58 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian troops kill two female suicide bombers, rescue 211 Boko Haram captives
[PREMIUMTIMESNG] Two teenage exploding trollop female suicide bombers were on Saturday night rubbed out by troops as they made a futile attempt to sneak into Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, wearing explosive vests hidden under their clothes, officials said.

A top military official informed PREMIUM TIMES that the deafening kaboom that resonated in most part of Maiduguri at about 9 p.m. on Saturday was as a result of the safe detonation of the explosive vests retrieved from the bodies of the dead girls. They were both in their late teens.

"It happened at about 8.45 p.m., when two exploding trollop female suicide bombers, about 18 years of age, attempted to enter Maiduguri through Umarari in Molai General area about 9km to Maiduguri township", said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity.

"They were sighted by the Civilian-JTF and consequently rubbed out by security personnel on duty at the area.

"No other loss of life or injury was recorded. The police EOD (explosive ordinance department) team was mobilized to the scene to render the unwent kaboom! IED safe, while normality has been restored to the area."

Hours before the interception of the two suicide bombers, troops of the Nigeria Army had bumped off a Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
kingpin during an operation that led to the rescue of 211 civilian captives from a Boko Haram den.

The spokesperson of the Nigeria Army, Sani Usman, confirmed the development in a statement he sent to the media.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [359 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Bangladesh
Bangla: 49 suspected militants arrested in three days
[Dhaka Tribune] Aiming to root out militancy from the country, police in three days of their countrywide special raids till late Saturday night tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
at least 49 suspected Death Eaters and terrorists.

The nationwide police action started on Thursday, two days after a retired army official’s son and his cohort were arrested for attacking police in Comilla.

Terming the raids a continuous process against militancy, police headquarters special task group chief Md Moniruzzaman, said the crackdown will continue until March 19.

In the first two days, 19 suspected members of the banned holy warrior outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and one each belonging to Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh, Allahr Dal and another bad boy group were arrested.

On the third day, 27 more people with their alleged links to militancy were arrested. Police did not reveal what outfit they belonged to, though.

On March 7, two youths‐ Ahmed Azwad Imtiaz Talukder Omi and Mahmudul Hasan‐ hurled grenades at a patrol team of highway police in Chandina upazila of Comilla.

They were later detained, leading to Omi’s confession that he was in touch with Dhaka cafe attack criminal mastermind Tamim Chowdhury, also the military commander of New JMB.

Later, acting on the information the two had divulged, police discovered a holy warrior hideout in Chittagong’s Mirsarai upazila, seizing a huge cache of explosives and bomb-making material.
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [362 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Blast near Tajik military court kills guard
[RFE/RL] Tajik authorities say an explosion near a military court in the nation's south has killed one person. The Interior Ministry said the blast struck a school near the Khatlon military court in the southern city of Qurghon-Teppa, where thousands of Russian troops are based.

The Interior Ministry said a 67-year-old man, who worked as a guard at the school next to the court building, was killed by an explosive device that was detonated on the evening of March 12. It was not clear if the man -- identified as Hasanboi Rahmonov, an ethnic Uzbek -- had detonated the explosives himself.

Qurghon-Teppa, as well as Kulob and Dushanbe, are sites in Tajikistan, where some 7,000 troops from Russia's 201st Motorized Rifle Division are stationed.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [379 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Pro-Erdogan protesters chanted anti-Semitic slogans at Rotterdam rally Saturday night
[IsraelTimes] Dutch Muslims shouted anti-Semitic slogans amid violent clashes with police in Rotterdam over the authorities’ refusal to allow a Turkish cabinet minister to campaign in Holland for a Turkey referendum vote.

Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday night in front of the Turkish consulate
...or possibly 2,000, as has been reported elsewhere, including a contingent that followed the Turkish minister in her forbidden trip from Germany...
in the Dutch city to listen to Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya. Upon receiving a false rumor that she had been arrested, the crowd began roaring “cancer Jews” and “cancer Wilders” shortly before the outbreak of violence that led to the injury of five people, including one policeman, the Algemeen Dagblan reported.
So now we know why the crowd started attacking the police that night.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2017 05:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [391 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  You want more Girt Wilders? This is how you get more Girt Wilders
Posted by: SteveS || 03/14/2017 10:25 Comments || Top||

#2  If they like him that much, return to Turkey and show your support. The Dutch would like that as well.
Posted by: Threger Jomose8309 || 03/14/2017 12:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Can you have a large Islamic protest without Antisemitism? I'm not sure because I don't think it has happened yet.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/14/2017 13:13 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
‘MQM-London’ arms cache seized
[DAWN] Pakistain Rangers, Sindh, on Monday claimed to have seized a huge quantity of arms and ammunition allegedly belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
-London from a government school in New Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
A Rangers spokesperson said in a statement that the paramilitary force received secret information that some "miscreants affiliated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (London)"
What does London have to do with the MQM in Pakistan?
had hidden arms and ammunition in a school (Godhra Tameer-e-Millat School) in New Karachi’s Sector F-11 with an intention to carry out terror acts in the metropolis.

The Rangers immediately searched the school and seized arms stashed underground.

The seized weapons include four light-machine guns with 258 rounds, two 8-mm rifles with two magazines, two 7-mm rifles with 74 rounds, five 12-bore pistols, two 224-rifles, one 44-bore rifle with one magazine, one 222-rifle with 30 rounds, two 30-bore pistol with three magazines, two 9mm pistols with two magazines, two 0.22 rifles with three magazines and 403 rounds of SMGs, 35 rounds of 0.22 rifle and three telescope, the statement said.
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [409 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  London is their primary recruiting and fund-raising ground.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 03/14/2017 6:39 Comments || Top||

#2  The Rangers immediately searched the school and seized arms stashed underground.

I wonder if coating them with a fast-acting contact poison wouldn't have been better.
Posted by: gorb || 03/14/2017 13:58 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi authorities find new mass grave of Camp Speicher victims in Tikrit
[Iraq News] Head of Forensic Department Zayd Ali announced on Sunday discovering a new mass grave containing remains of Camp Speicher victims, in the Presidential Palaces area in Tikrit, while pointed out that the exhumation of the remains is ongoing.

Ali said in a press statement, "Officials of the Forensic Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Martyrs Organization and civil society organizations discovered a new mass grave containing remains of Camp Speicher victims, in the Presidential Palaces area in Tikrit."

"The concerned authorities continue the exhumation process, but the number of the remains was not identified yet," Ali explained.

"The specialized teams continue searching for more mass graves and remains of Camp Speicher victims in the area of the Presidential Palaces, and nearby places," Ali further added.

The massacre occurred at Speicher air base in Tikrit in 12 June 2014, when 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....
bandidos holy warriors executed more than 1700 Shia students at the air base. The victims were either shot at or beheaded before their corpses were dumped into the Tigris River.
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Federal Police recaptures Souk al-Arbaa and Remah Square in central Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi Federal Police announced on Sunday liberating Souk al-Arbaa and al-Remah Square in Bab al-Toub, in central 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, "Troops of the Federal Police liberated Souk al-Arbaa and al-Remah Square in Bab al-Toub, in central Mosul."

Earlier today, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell announced that elite Counter-Terrorism Forces also took over al-Aghawat district, near Mosul’s Old City.

Nineveh Province is witnessing extensive military operations, after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching an offensive to liberate the western side of the city of Mosul, in addition to capturing the last stronghold 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....
in the city.
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


PMUs say killed 15 Islamic State members in western Mosul
[Iraq News] Pro-Iraqi government paramilitary forces said Monday they killed 15 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....
in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as government troops close in on the murderous Moslem group in the region.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) have said they killed 15 holy warriors at al-Hadar region. The force killed the holy warriors after 30 minutes of festivities that followed a failed attack by the group.

Iraqi government forces recaptured eastern Mosul from Islamic State on january 24th after three months of battles, and recently said they became in control of 30 percent of western Mosul since another offensive launched in February.
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces fully recapture district adjacent to Mosul’s Old City
[Iraq News] Iraqi government troops consummated Monday the recapture of a district near central djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
’s Old City which it invaded Saturday.

The Joint Operations Command said in a statement that the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Forces fully retook Mosul al-Jadida (New Mosul), a district adjacent to the Old City. The latter is a densely-populated neighborhood and an outstanding target of operations against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bandidos gunnies in western Mosul.

Government forces swept through Mosul al-Jadida’s neighborhoods since Saturday, engaging in ferocious fights with IS bad boys. Iraqi generals were quoted earlier on Monday saying three soldiers were killed in IS attacks, while troops killed at least 20 bad boys.

Iraqi generals have labeled Old Mosul as decisive in realizing victory against IS in western Mosul.

Iraqi government forces recaptured eastern Mosul from Islamic State on january 24th after three months of battles, and recently said they became in control of 30 percent of western Mosul since another offensive launched in February.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Army launches extensive offensive to hound IS militants in Diyala
[Iraq News] An officer informed on Monday, that Iraqi army forces, backed by Army Aviation, launched an extensive offensive to chase 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....
bandidos bully boyz in Diyala Province.

Captain Habib al-Shamri, said in a press statement, "Forces from the army’s 5th infantry brigade, backed by Army Aviation helicopters, launched a wide-scale military operation in Houd al-Zor area, near Mukdadiyah District, north of Diyala, to hound the members of the Islamic State group."

"The operation was launched in uninhabited mountain areas, which consider safe havens for the Islamic State krazed killers," Shamri added.

The areas northeast of Diyala witnessed a surge of violence and increased attacks by the Islamic State bandidos bully boyz on security forces and volunteer fighters, in the last few weeks.

The IS fighters launch their attacks from rugged mountain area such as Hamrin Mountains, areas east of Salahuddin and south of Kirkuk Province, while the military operations launched by Iraqi forces did not prevent the group’s attacks.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Joint forces destroy IS boat and 2 hideouts northeast of Diyala
[Iraq News] al-Hashd al-Shaabi leader in Diyala, Ahmed al-Tamimi, announced on Monday, that joint security forces destroyed a boat and two hideouts belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, as well as dismantling four bombs, northeast of Diyala.

Tamimi said in a press statement, "Joint security forces from army, police and al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s 24th brigade managed to destroy a boat belonging to the Islamic State, which was used by the group to transport in Diyala River, by a proactive operation to raid the terrorist group’s hideouts in areas on Diyala River, north of Mukdadiyah."

"The proactive operation also resulted in dismantling four bombs and destroying two hideouts, one of which was used as cache of weapons and equipment, belonging to the Islamic State in al-Asyoud area, north of Mukdadiyah," Tamimi added.

Earlier today, Tamimi announced launching a joint military operation to raid the hideouts of the Islamic State, as well as eliminating its sleeper cells in the northeastern areas of Diyala Province.
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2017 00:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi court sentences Islamic State hacker to death in Baghdad
[Iraq News] Central Criminal Court in Baghdad on Monday sentenced a hacker working in the so-called ’digital army of caliphate’ 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 to death, Sky Press reported on Monday.
"Hacking" can have multiple definitions in the Caliphate.
Spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council, Abdel Satar Berkadar said that the Central Criminal Court reviewed a lawsuit of a hacker working in the Islamic State Hacking Division (digital army of caliphate) that belongs to the Islamic State terrorist group.

The accused, in cooperation with partners from Arab countries, was hacking several important websites, Berkadar added. The evidences were sufficient to sentence him to death according the counter-terrorism law.

Islamic State Hacking Division refers to a self-identifying group as the digital army for Islamic State. It had pledged allegiance to Islamic State in late 2014.
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Suspected ISIS gas attack hits Iraqi forces in west Mosul
[RUDAW.NET] A mortar believed to be fired by ISIS landed near a Rudaw team embedded with Iraqi forces in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, causing severe respiratory problems among the advancing Iraqi soldiers and media.

The incident happened as Iraqi forces were battling the bully boy group near Ashur hotel in the center of Mosul, facing ISIS mortar and sniper fire.

Rudaw’s camera captured the moment blue-tinged smoke made its way towards a school building where Iraqi forces and Rudaw’s team were stationed.

As a thick plume of smoke reaches the Iraqi forces, they start panic and flee the school.

"My eyes have gone blind," Rudaw’s cameraman Sirwan Jalal cries out to news hound Nabard Hussein, both of whom run with the Iraqi forces out of the area.

"I am suffocating," Jalal tells Hussein, asking him not leave him behind. People can be heard coughing and retching.

Hussein tells Jalal to hurry up, but Jalal continues to say, "My eyes cannot see." He asks for water while making their way out.

Hussein, who has been covering the war against ISIS for almost three years, said that this mortar attack was different.

"There were many instances that mortar and boom-mobiles went kaboom! near us. But this one was so different," Hussein told Rudaw TV in Erbil after he received treatment at a military hospital in Mosul and then at the Rozhawa hospital in Erbil.

"A smoke, which we first thought was a normal fire, after 10 seconds we felt suffocation and tears came out from our eyes and from our nose. Our eyesight went dark. In 10 seconds, I, the force that was there, and my cameraman, as it is seen, all of us pulled back. Some lost consciousness and many experienced vomiting. Our skin was itching. A lot of water came out of our eyes and nose, and our skins felt like burning... you feel your throat is blocked."

"It smelled like hot pepper or onion. A very bad and suffocating smell," Hussein added.

Hussein said that doctors could not immediately confirm what the substance was, but said that he has to go back to the doctor after 24 hours for further medical inspections.

He said that Rudaw’s driver, who was at the time about 400 meters away from the incident, also experienced some of these symptoms.

Iraq has "no evidence" that ISIS had used chemical weapons in Mosul, the country’s ambassador to the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
Mohammed Ali Alhakim told news hounds on Friday.

Alhakim made the remarks as the UN Security Council was briefed on the situation of Mosul behind the closed doors. He said that he talked to Iraqi officials from Baghdad on Friday midday, and "there was really no evidence that ISIS has used this chemical weapon," he said using an Arabic name for ISIS.

The International Committee of the Red Thingy (ICRC) said on March 5 that at least 15 people had been admitted to Rozhawa hospital since March 1 with symptoms indicating they were exposed to toxins from a blistering chemical agent.

Blister agents, or vesicants, are one of the most common chemical weapon agents, according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

"These oily substances act via inhalation and contact with skin," the OPCW writes on its website. "They affect the eyes, respiratory tract, and skin, first as an irritant and then as a cell poison. As the name suggests, blister agents cause large and often life-threatening skin blisters which resemble severe burns."

The president of the UN Security Council, currently held by Britannia, Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told news hounds Friday that Iraq’s investigation into the use of the chemical weapon in Mosul was "ongoing."

"We expressed concern
...meaning the brow was mildly wrinkled, the eyebrows drawn slightly together, and a thoughtful expression assumed, not that anything was actually done or indeed that any thought was actually expended...
over reports of possible use of chemical weapons by ISIS and we look forward to the results of Iraq's investigation into those allegations," Rycroft told news hounds after the closed door meeting of the Security Council.
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Iraq forces face tough resistance in advance on Mosul’s Old City
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi forces battling ISIS faced tough resistance from snipers and mortar rounds on Monday as they tried to advance on djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
’s Old City and a bridge across the Tigris river in their campaign to retake the western part of the city.

Progress by Rapid Response units was slowed by heavy rain on Monday morning, but they were only 100 meters (yards) from the Iron Bridge which connects the Old City with the eastern side of Mosul, military officials said.

Since starting the campaign in October, Iraq forces with US-led coalition support have recaptured eastern Mosul and around 30 percent of the west from snuffies who are outnumbered but fiercely defending their last stronghold in Iraq.

Federal police and Rapid Response brigades, an elite Interior Ministry unit, said at the weekend they had entered the Bab al-Tob area of the Old City, where fighting is expected to be toughest because of its narrow alleyways where armored vehicles cannot pass. But the advance there stalled on Monday.

"Due to the bad rainy weather, operations have been halted for now. We are facing stiff resistance from the ISIS snuffies with sniper shots and mortars," a rapid response unit officer told Rooters.

A Rooters news hound on the ground said mortar rounds and sniper fire hit near the Mosul museum area, which Iraqi forces had seized from snuffies a few days ago. The stench of tear gas hung in the air.

Federal police forces also fighting in areas close to the Iron Bridge were battling pockets of snuffies in Bab al-Tob district and carrying out house to house searches, a federal police commander’s front man said.

A military statement said on Monday that Iraqi elite Counter Terrorism Service troops, known as CTS, managed to retake al-Nafut district of west Mosul.

As many as 600,000 civilians are caught with the snuffies inside Mosul, which Iraqi forces effectively sealed off from the remaining territory that ISIS controls in Iraq and Syria. The Iraqi forces include army, special forces, Kurdish Peshmerga and Shi’ite militias.

More than 200,000 Mosul residents have been displaced since the start of the campaign in October, of which more than 65,000 fled their homes in the past two weeks alone, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Capturing the Iron Bridge would mean Iraqi forces control three of the five bridges spanning the Tigris river between eastern and western Mosul, all which have been damaged both by ISIS snuffies and US-led air strikes. The southernmost two have already been retaken by Iraqi forces.

Losing Mosul would be a major strike against ISIS. It is by far the largest city the snuffies have held since their 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...
proclaimed himself leader of a self-styled caliphate spanning Iraq and Syria from a mosque in Mosul in the summer of 2014.

As Iraqi forces slowly take territory from the group, more evidence is emerging of war crimes committed by the turban group, who targeted Shi’ite Moslems and religious minorities as well as opponents from their own sect.

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Shin Bet nabs 2 Palestinians allegedly planning shooting, bomb attacks
[IsraelTimes] Across West Bank, security service arrests additional alleged Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, members for attacks near Jerusalem.

The Shin Bet security service incarcerated
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
two Paleostinian men suspected of planning to carry several attacks on behalf of Hamas, the agency announced on Sunday.

The arrests were made during a West Bank-wide crackdown, in which several other suspected Hamas members were detained, the Shin Bet said.

Military prosecutors are expected to file indictments against all of the suspects in the coming days.

The two men -- Muhammad A’azi from Jama’in in the northern West Bank and Noor Aldin Ghaith from Hebron -- allegedly planned to lay down nails along a roadway in order to force cars to stop and then open fire, making their attack more lethal, the Shin Bet said.

The two had reportedly scouted out different roads ahead of their attack. After his arrest, A’azi also handed over a weapon to the Shin Bet, which they said he planned to use in the attack.

The pair is also suspected of creating improvised bombs and testing them out ahead of a potential attack.

"They planned to put a propane tank rigged to explode at the entrance to a village and detonate it on a military vehicle," the Shin Bet said.

The security service also picked up a group of alleged Hamas members from Biddu, in the central West Bank, who are suspected of carrying out a number of attacks near the Jerusalem suburbs of Har Adar and Ma’ale Hahamisha.

The Shin Bet did not respond to a Times of Israel’s request for an exact number of people arrested in the crackdowns.

The suspects are believed to have thrown improvised bombs and Molotov cocktails at the two communities, as well as carrying out one shooting at Har Adar and planning a second. There were no injuries reported in the incidents.

In recent weeks, the security service has also arrested several students from Birzeit University in the West Bank, members of the Hamas-affiliated Kutla Islamiyah, believed to be helping the terrorist group strengthen its grip on the campus, the Shin Bet said.

"[The group’s] activities included rallies, recruiting new members and raising funds," the agency said.
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Court remands relatives of Palestinian who stabbed police in Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] Brother, parents and one other family member of Muhammad Ibrahim Mattar kept under arrest over early Monday attack.

A Jerusalem court remanded for two days four family members of a Paleostinian from East Jerusalem who was killed stabbing two border guards in an attack outside the capital’s Old City early Monday.

The suspects include one of Muhammad Ibrahim Mattar’s brothers, his parents, and one other family member, police said.

Police raided Mattar’s home in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood on Monday morning, hours after he stabbed the two coppers outside the Old City’s Lions’ Gate.

Mattar was shot by the guards during the attack and later died of his wounds.

Evidence collected from the family home included a flag with the logo of the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terrorist group, police said.

It was not immediately clear from police statements why the family members were under investigation.

Mattar, 25, stabbed the officers with a large butcher’s knife shortly before dawn, moderately injuring them, according to police.

The officers were taken by paramedics to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in the city for treatment. Their condition was stable and they were fully conscious when they arrived, a hospital spokesperson said.

Pictures posted on social media showed large numbers of coppers in Jabel Mukaber in the hours that followed, as well as the four family members being taken away by officers.

Several snuffies have emerged from the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, southeast of the Old City, including a man who drove a truck into a group of soldiers in January, killing 4.

Monday’s attack came as extra police were deployed around Jerusalem for the holiday of Purim, celebrated in the capital a day later than most other places.

"General security measures continue in Jerusalem as the Purim festival is being celebrated today," a police spokesperson said.

Police credited the "increased deployment" with "bringing this incident to an end in a short amount of time."

A closure was also placed on the West Bank and Gazoo, a standard procedure during Jewish holidays.
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Southeast Asia
11 BIFFs killed, 300 families flee in Maguindanao air strikes
[GMANETWORK] At least 11 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
...a MILF splinter group aligned with the Islamic State...
(BIFF) have been killed in air strikes launched by the military at the bandit group's known lairs in two villages in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao.

Capt. Ervin Encinas, spokesperson of the Philippine Army's 6th Infantry Division, said the offensive's target was the group of a certain Kumander Bungos of the BIFF and three foreign terrorists.

Encinas said several other BIFF members were also injured in the air strikes, which started on Monday afternoon.

He said the group of Kumander Bungos has encampments in barangays Andavit and Tee.

Local officials said that at least 300 families have been forced to evacuate due to the military's offensive.

Col. Diosdado Carreon, commander of the 601st Infantry Brigade, said senior Jemaah Islamiyah member and known bomber Mohammad Ali alias Muawiyah is among the foreign turbans included in Kumander Bungos' group.

It can be recalled that the military had claimed that Ali was killed in an assault in 2012, but later took back the announcement and said that the international terrorist was alive.
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Seven linked to Daesh arrested in Malaysia
[PNA/Xinhua] Malaysian police said on Monday they have arrested seven suspects, including five Filipinos and one Malaysian immigration officer, in connection with Daesh

The first Filipino suspect, who has permanent residence in Malaysia, was found to have provided funds to Malaysian fugitives "Dr. Mahmud Ahmad" and Mohamed Joraimee Awang Raimee, who joined Daesh in southern Philippines as recruiters for the terror group.

Khalid Abu Bakar, inspector general of the police, said that another two were believed to have assisted the transit of three Indonesian Daesh militants to southern Philippines through the Malaysian state of Sabah.

Khalid said the suspects were arrested in a series of counter-terrorism operations between Wednesday and Sunday in Sabah and Selangor.

This was not the first time the police unveiled links between Sabah and the southern Philippines. The Malaysian police busted a four-man terror cell in Sabah in January, in which the police found that the cell helped new recruits of Daesh-linked militants from Malaysia, Indonesia and the ethnic Rohingya community in Bangladesh to transit via Sabah to Marawi City in Mindanao.
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Two NPA attacks sully peace talks
[Inquirer] A day after Philippine government negotiators met with their Maoist militant counterparts, New People's Army rebels burned a bus in Mindanao and injured five policemen in an ambush in northern Luzon.

On Monday, suspected NPA militants torched on Monday a Davao City-bound bus in Makilala, North Cotabato. Another group of militants injured five policemen in an ambush on a convoy headed towards a police station that was attacked on Sunday night in Malibcong town.

Police spokesman Roneo Galgo said suspected NPA rebels flagged down the bus at Makilala town on Monday morning. The bus driver, said six militants boarded the bus, introduced themselves as NPA members and directed him to drive toward Barangay San Vicente.

The driver said, "One of the suspects drew a pistol and told me to divert the vehicle to the secluded area toward San Vicente village.The suspects ordered us to vacate the bus and look for a safe place before they set it on fire."

Galgo said the attackers belonged to the NPA's Guerrilla Front 72 operating in Makilala and in Bansalan, Davao del Sur province. The attack came five days after NPA militants killed four policemen in an ambush in Bansalan.

Four policemen were injured when their vehicle on its way to Bansalan hit an explosive device, followed by a burst of gunfire. A police spokesman said investigators did not know if the attackers were the same militants who raided a house serving as temporary police station in Malibcong.

Five Malibcong policemen engaged 30 armed men in a 10-minute firefight on Sunday evening. The gun battle stopped when town elders intervened, allowing the five to retreat to the house of Mayor Romando Bacuyag. But the militants managed to ransack the temporary police station, and fled with police-issued weapons.

The attacks did not violate any ceasefire agreement between the government and the communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines, since no cessation of hostilities has yet been declared.

In a joint statement issued on Saturday, government and NDFP representatives agreed that indefinite unilateral ceasefire declarations would be issued before the fourth round of talks in the first week of April.

The two sides are scheduled to meet in Oslo during the first week of April to resume the next round of talks, which were scuttled last month. The insurgents lifted their unilateral ceasefire on February 10 after accusing the government of failing to release all political prisoners and the military of deploying troops in rebel-held areas. The Duterte administration responded by scrapping its own unilateral ceasefire and suspending the peace talks.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian army advances in district east of Damascus-monitor
[Iraq News] The Syrian army and its allies gained control of an arterial road in a small rebel pocket in northeast Damascus early on Monday, bringing them close to splitting the enclave in two, a Britannia-based war monitor reported.

The advance was along a road that links the besieged districts of Barza, al-Qaboun and Tishrin near the Eastern Ghouta area of towns and farms that spreads out from the Syrian capital, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Barza, Qaboun and Tishrin area had already been isolated from the main rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta, a region that has witnessed increasing violence since the beginning of the year.

There was also fighting overnight between the army and its allies and rebels in the southern city of Deraa and in areas near Aleppo in the northwest and Hama in the west accompanied by heavy bombardment and air strikes, the Observatory said.

Syria’s civil war pits Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
backed by Russian air power, Iran and regional Shi’ite militias against mostly Sunni rebels that include jihadists as well as groups supported by the United States, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and Gulf monarchies.

The war has dragged in regional and global powers, caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and sparked the worst refugee crisis since the second world war since it grew out of a mass uprising against Assad that began six years ago on Wednesday.

Assad’s allies Russia and Iran and the rebels’ backer Turkey sent delegations on Monday to Astana in Kazakhstan for a new round of peace talks but holy warriors on Saturday demanded it be postponed because fighting has continued despite a ceasefire.

The army and its allies are trying to force rebels to agree to truces similar to those that have led to the evacuation of thousands of opposition fighters to northern Syria from other besieged pockets.

It has for weeks concentrated air strikes on Qaboun district, effectively ending a ceasefire that rebels in the area agreed with the Syrian army which had been in place since the end of 2013. Barza also agreed a full truce with the government in 2014.
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