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IS second-in-command killed in airstrike: Iraqi State TV
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One of Taliban’s head of suicide attack missions killed in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key Taliban group member who was involved in organizing suicide kabooms has been killed in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Taliban leader has been identified as Mohammad
Golly -- that's definitive. Not even Tall Mohammad or One-eyed Squint Mohammad?
Maiwand, where you can't throw a rock without hitting a Mohammad? By golly, that's blasphemy!
and was killed in Maiwand district.
To be fair, he now belongs to the very large set of Dead Mohammads in that neighbourhood, and if nobody knows which particular body is his, he won't be much bothered by it...
Would I be a bad person if I admitted that it didn't bother me at all, whether he's Squinty Mohammad or Lefty Mohammad?
MoD further added that Mohammad was involved in the transportation of the jacket wallahs to the area of their target.

According to MoD, the holy warrior was killed as a result of an Arclight airstrike conducted in Maiwand.

Kandahar is among the relatively calm provinces where the security situation had improved during the recent years but the anti-government armed Death Eater groups have increased their insurgency activities in some of its districts during the recent months.

The killing of Taliban’s head of suicide attack missions comes as the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations in some of the restive southern provinces including Kandahar.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Friday that 18 Taliban gunnies were killed during the clearance operations of the Afghan cops in Nish district.

A local commander of the Taliban group identified as Rahmat was also among those killed.
Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [497 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Other sources indicate the allegedly dead man was Mohammad the Man-Mountain.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 04/02/2017 16:22 Comments || Top||

11 Pakistani insurgents killed in airstrikes in Ghazni province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eleven Pak holy warriors were killed in a series of Arclight airstrikes conducted in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Gilan and Nawa districts of Ghazni.

The Government Media and Information Center said the Arclight airstrikes were carried out by the foreign forces on Friday.

The source further added that those killed in the Arclight airstrikes were all foreigners and were hailing from Pakistain.

The provincial officials earlier said the murderous Moslems were killed in Arclight airstrikes and military operations conducted by the Afghan forces.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces connecting the central provinces with the southern Kandahar and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
which are among the two restive provinces in the South.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

The latest Arclight airstrikes by the foreign forces in Ghazni came as the counter-terrorism operations by the US forces mainly involving Arclight airstrikes have been stepped up during the recent months and specifically after they were granted broader role earlier last year.

Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Africa Horn
At least four AMISOM soldiers killed in IED attack
At least four AU peacekeepers are reported to have been killed in several blasts near Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle region on Saturday morning, residents and witnesses said.

Twin explosions resulted from remote-controlled roadside bombs were targeting AMISOM convoy on the outskirts of Afgoye, killing four African Union soldiers serving with AMISOM, according to residents. The blasts tore through two army vehicles. The AMISOM convoy came under IED attack as it left Mogadishu and heading to towns in Lower Shabelle region.

Al shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack thought its affiliated media outlets.

AMISOM – African Union Mission in Somalia is yet to release its own statement concerning the attack and the death of the peacekeepers claimed by the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab militants.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Dreadful news, but thankfully it's AMISCOM's dreadful news and not ours. Africans must sort it out.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/02/2017 3:39 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Bomb blast injures 16 people in Egypt's Tanta
[AlAhram] At least 16 people, including 13 police conscripts, were maimed in a kaboom in the Egyptian Nile Delta city of Tanta in the vicinity of a police training centre, the interior ministry said on Saturday.

"The bomb was planted in a cycle of violence parked near the centre and the area has been cordoned off and is being combed by security forces," the ministry said in a statement.

A health ministry official in Tanta said all the injured are receiving treatment in hospital, including three civilians. Five of the injured are at death's door.

Militant group Lewaa al-Thawra
...which translates to The Revolution Brigade, and along with Hasm (Decisiveness or Determination) is one of the fighting arms of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt established in response to the overthrow of President Morsi...
has grabbed credit for the attack in an online statement, claiming on Twitter that the bombing resulted in "dozens of deaths and injuries, and the safe withdrawal of our fighters after accomplishing the operation."

Lewaa al-Thawra has grabbed credit for several attacks on security forces in recent months.

The group said it had murdered a high-ranking army officer in Dahshur, south of Cairo, in October 2016 and grabbed credit for an attack on a security checkpoint in Menoufiya governorate, where two coppers were killed and five were maimed, two months earlier.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [370 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

Two more civilians killed in mine explosion in Benghazi’s Gwarsha district
[Libya Herald] Two more non-combatants were killed today in a landmine kaboom in Benghazi’s Gwarsha distirct. Abdul Salam Ali al-Shafi and his son Walid died when they accidentally detonated a mine left by murderous Moslems at their farm in the area. Despite warnings by the Libyan National Army about the area being littered with mines and that people should stay away until it had been cleared, they had returned to the family home to organise affairs there.

According to Saiqa special forces front man Colonel Miloud Zwai, the number of people, both civilian and military, killed in mine kabooms in Gwarsha’s Shara Shajar ("Tree Street") alone since the district was liberated on 17 February last year is 24.

The figure did not take into account the number of those maimed or otherwise injured as a result of landmine kabooms in the tree-lined street at the entrance to Gwarsha after Garyounis, said Zwai.

Yesterday, mine sapper Mohammed al-Barasi died there when a device he was attempting to defuse blew up.

Speaking about the victims, Zwai was particularly angry at what he said was the constant concern about human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
abuses by an international community that was otherwise silent over the daily crimes committed by holy warriors against civilians and soldiers alike in Benghazi.

Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia

Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram Kidnap 22 Girls, Women in Northeast Nigeria
[An Nahar] 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...
Islamists have kidnapped 22 girls and women in two separate raids in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, residents and vigilantes told AFP Friday.

In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided the village of Pulka near border with Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
where they kidnapped 18 girls.

"Boko Haram fighters from Mamman Nur camp arrived in pickup vans around 6:00 am and seized 14 maidens aged 17 and below while residents fled into the bush," a Pulka community leader told AFP by phone.

"They picked four other girls who were fleeing the raid they came across in the bush outside the village," said the community leader who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.

According to the official, the attackers were loyal to the faction headed by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the son of Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf.

Barnawi was appointed last year 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....
group to replace leader Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fire by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
, who had pledged allegiance to the Middle East jihadist group in 2015.

Another resident confirmed the raid and said the girls were likely to end up as brides for the fighters.

"They didn't harm anyone during the raid and they made no attempt to shoot people running away from the village," said the resident.

In the second incident outside the village of Dumba, close to Lake Chad, the jihadists killed a herdsman who had tried to escape after refusing to pay protection money, said Adamu Ahmed, a member of an anti-Boko Haram militia.

"When the Boko Haram gunnies came for the money they realised he had left with everything and they decided to go after him on their cycle of violences," Ahmed said.

"They caught up with him near Dumba where they slaughtered him and rubbed out 50 of his cattle.

"They took four women from the man's family and the rest of the herd," he said.

The promotion of Barnawi had revealed divisions in the group, as Shekau had been criticised for mass killings and suicide kabooms against civilians.

Barnawi and his right-hand man Mamman Nur, who is seen as the real leader, had promised residents in areas under their control would not be harmed as long as they did not cooperate with Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram.

But in recent weeks the Islamist fighters have intensified raids in areas near Lake Chad, stealing food from residents.

Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [403 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  Time for a frowny face #Hashtag campaign! That'll show them!
Posted by: Frank G || 04/02/2017 11:43 Comments || Top||

UK Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert as gov't officials warn of 'credible' cyber threat
[Telegraph] Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems.

Security services have issued a series of alerts in the past 24 hours, warning that terrorists may have developed ways of bypassing safety checks.

Intelligence agencies believe that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and other terrorist groups have developed ways to plant explosives in laptops and mobile phones that can evade airport security screening methods.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/02/2017 02:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [435 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Disconnect the nuke power stations from the internet.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/02/2017 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Ditto #1, AND maintain some old fashioned physical security measures as well. Belts and braces are a good idea when protecting something important.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/02/2017 9:14 Comments || Top||

Polizei Accused of Covering Up What They Knew About Christkindlmarket Killer (Video)
[Breitbart] New documents suggest that the German police knew more about the threat posed by Tunisian terrorist Anis Amri than claimed, according to reports.

On December 19th 2016 Amri murdered a Polish haulier and stole his vehicle, which he later drove into a busting Christmas market in the German capital.

The Tunisian, who used multiple identities as he gamed the system in Germany, had already had his asylum application rejected and had even been subject to a deportation order before he committed his attack.

He has also been linked to radical Islam and multiple crimes ‐ but the police ended their undercover surveillance of the migrant in September 2016, claiming they had not found evidence of a threat.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/02/2017 08:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [563 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  My guess is that they were trying to avoid claims of 'Islamophobia'. (The totally rational fear that Islamics will act like -er- Islamics).
Political Correctness has, and will, kill a lot of innocent people.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/02/2017 15:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Better dead than rude.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 04/02/2017 19:30 Comments || Top||

2 teenage girls held on suspicion of plotting French attack
[IsraelTimes] Suspects brought in for questioning after search of their homes uncovers evidence suggesting terror plot.

Two teenage girls were tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
Saturday in southern La Belle France on suspicion of plotting a terror attack, a judicial source said.

The pair, aged 14 and 15, were taken in for questioning by the anti-terrorism prosecution service after a search of both girls’ homes turned up evidence suggesting they could have been planning an attack, a judicial source said.

"At this stage we do not know how far advanced the preparations were," a source close to the inquiry told AFP, adding no weapons had been found.

Several girls have been among a swathe of teenagers arrested in recent anti-terror swoops in La Belle France on suspicion either of plotting attacks or having contact with 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....
members or sympathizers.

200 protest against ‘Israeli occupier’ in Paris
The mayor's message of disapproval appears to have been heard.
[IsraelTimes] Pro-Paleostinian demonstrators rally in city center, deny anti-Semitism accusations, as about 100 supporters of Israel counter-protest nearby.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/02/2017 00:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [375 views] Top|| File under:

#1  aged 14 and 15
Mean girls lose.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/02/2017 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  plotting French attack

Be still my overactive imagination!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/02/2017 3:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Several girls have been among a swathe of teenagers arrested in recent anti-terror swoops

Low-hanging fruit?
Posted by: Pappy || 04/02/2017 8:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Low-hanging fruit?

Probably all Telegram chat friends of whatsisname at the ISIS home office, the ine who specialized in seducing teenagers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/02/2017 16:20 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Security forces ‘neutralize’ 99 PKK militants in one week
Security forces have “neutralized” a total of 99 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) during the security operations carried out last week, according to a statement released from Turkish General Staff on April 1.

The statement said that one soldier was killed and nine others were injured in the operations carried out in the southeastern provinces of Şırnak, Hakkari, Diyarbakır and Mardin and the eastern provinces of Bitlis and Ağrı between March 24 and 30.

According to the General Staff, some 52 infantry rifles, 109 hand grenades, one mortar, one anti-aircraft machine rifle, five rocket launchers, nearly 4,300 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, 13,5 kilograms of A4 explosives and cables, detonators and explosives used in making hand-made explosives were seized in the operations. In addition, the security forces destroyed a total of 24 home-made explosives.

Some 56 shelters and depots belonging to the PKK were destroyed and 839 kilograms of marijuana, 4,550 liters of fuel oil and 50,560 smuggled cigarettes were confiscated in the operations.

Moreover, the General Staff said that a total of 4,201 people attempting to cross the borders illegally were apprehended.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Militants attack Army convoy, 3 soldiers injured
[Daily Excelsior] Three Army personnel were maimed as hard boyz attacked an Army convoy on Srinagar-Bemina Bypass this afternoon but the hard boyz managed to escape.

Sources said that two hard boyz appeared in front of an Army vehicle at the tail end of an Army convoy that was on way from Baramulla to Srinagar and fired at it indiscriminately from the front side. Three Army personnel were maimed in the attack.

Army retaliated and hard boyz managed to escape. However,
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Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [432 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

Dozens of Bad Guys die in airstrike in Mosul
BAGHDAD: A government statement says Iraqi fighter jets have carried out airstrikes against the Daesh group outside Mosul, killing more than 100 militants.

Saturday’s statement says the strikes hit three Daesh targets in Baaj, a remote northwestern town near the Syrian border, and killed between 150-200 militants. It said the militants had crossed over from Syria, suggesting that Daesh still enjoys free movement across the borders.

The statement didn’t say when the strikes happened and officials were not available to offer more details. It could not be immediately verified.

Airstrikes by Iraqi Air Force and US-led international coalition have been vital to the months-long operation to retake Mosul from Daesh. In January, Iraqi authorities declared eastern Mosul “fully liberated.” Fighting is underway to recapture the city’s western side.
Posted by: badanov || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

IS second-in-command killed in airstrike: Iraqi State TV
[DAWN] Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be the deputy of holy warrior 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) 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...
, has been killed in an air strike, Iraqi State TV said on Saturday, citing Iraqi military intelligence.

The US-led anti-Islamic State coalition said it was unable at the moment to confirm the report.

Iraqi TV said Jumaili was killed with other IS commanders in a strike carried out by the Iraqi air force in the region of al-Qaim, near the border with Syria. It gave no detail or date for the raid.

"The air force's planes executed with accuracy a strike on the headquarters of ISIS in al-Qaim...resulting in the killing of ISIS's second-in-command...Ayad al-Jumaili, alias Abu Yahya, the war minister," said state TV, citing a statement from the directorate of military intelligence.

Iraqi forces, backed by a US-led coalition, have been battling since October to retake the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, IS's stronghold in Iraq and the city where Baghdadi declared a caliphate nearly three years ago.

Tens of thousands of refugees have been fleeing the city to escape the fighting.

US and Iraqi officials believe Baghdadi has left operational commanders with diehard followers to fight the battle of Mosul, and is now hiding out in the desert with senior commanders.

A separate battle is in preparation in Syria to drive IS from its stronghold there, the city of Raqqa.

The Iraqi state TV report is the first by an official media to announce the death of Jumaili, who was an intelligence officer under Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president toppled in the 2003 US-led invasion.

Jumaili led IS's top security agency in Iraq and Syria, known as Amniya, answering directly to Baghdadi, according to experts.

Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [717 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Second in Command" wanted by Al Baddaddy, must not be a lot of guys sending in their resumes.
Posted by: Steven || 04/02/2017 3:05 Comments || Top||

3 ISIS troops die in roadside bomb attack in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A local source in the Province declared that three members of the Islamic State group were killed in an improvised explosive device blast, east of Salahuddin.

The source told Alsumaria News on Saturday that three members of the Islamic State group were killed by an improvised explosive device blast, which targeted a passing patrol, in al-Mutaibija area, east of Salahuddin.

The Islamic State group planted dozens of IEDs in Mutaibija to target security forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi units, but lately these IEDs started to kill its members who didn’t know where these explosives were placed, the source added on condition of anonymity.
Posted by: badanov || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [339 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

3 wounded in bombing attack in old Diyala Bridge area

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A police source revealed that three civilians were injured in a bomb blast, in southern Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

The source said that an improvised explosive device, emplaced on the roadside near a popular market in the old Diyala Bridge area, in southern Baghdad, exploded at noon today, wounding three civilians.

Security forces and ambulances rushed to the area of incident, and transferred the wounded to nearby hospitals, the source added on condition of anonymity.

The capital, Baghdad, is witnessing a surge of violence and suicide attacks using booby-trapped vehicles and explosive vests, in addition to separate attacks against civilians and security forces.
Posted by: badanov || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under:

Three hurt in Jerusalem Old City stabbing, attacker shot dead
[IsraelTimes] 2 civilians, policeman injured in capital’s second knifing this week; teenage terrorist posted selfies at Dome of the Rock shortly before attack.

An assailant stabbed two young men and a police officer in Jerusalem’s Old City Saturday afternoon, wounding them, before being shot and killed by security forces, police said.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the teenage terrorist stabbed two Jewish youths before fleeing, with police forces giving chase. He then stabbed one of the coppers before he was shot.

The victims -- two civilians aged 18 and 20, and a border policeman in his early 20s -- received treatment at the scene and were taken to hospital. They were said to suffer light-to-moderate wounds.

The attack took place on Haggai Street in the Moslem Quarter. This was the second stabbing attack in the Old City this week.

The assailant was identified by Paleostinian media as 17-year-old Ahmad Jazal from the West Bank village of Sebastia, near Nablus.

Shortly before carrying out the attack Jazal photographed himself smiling outside the Temple Mount’s Dome of the Rock. The photos were shared by Paleostinians on social media, with some praising the "martyr" for his actions.

Soon after the attack festivities broke out between stone-throwing Paleostinians and coppers who used stun grenades, an AFP photographer said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [364 views] Top|| File under:

Southeast Asia
Thai cop killed, five wounded in drive-by shooting
[Bangkok Post] One police officer was killed and five others injured in a drive-by shooting attack Thursday morning at Rangae district police station while officers were assembled together outdoors. Four to five attackers traveling in a pickup drove slowly past the station, then opened fire on about 30 police who were standing in rows, in the middle of their daily briefing in the yard inside the gates.

Witnesses said the gunmen were dressed like construction workers. They fired assault rifles at the policemen. A policeman on duty at the gate fired back at the truck prompting the attackers to flee. They scattered spikes on the road behind them as they drove off.

From surveillance camera footage, police determined the truck was stolen in Sukhirin district prior to the attack. According to a source, an unnamed couple in a pickup were stopped by a group of people pretending to be security officials at a fake security checkpoint set up in an area between Chanae district and Sukhirin district. The two were taken by the fake security officials and locked inside a deserted house nearby, the source said. The couple later lodged a complaint with police about the theft of the pickup, police said, adding the truck was later to be the same one caught on security cameras being used by the police station attackers.

Police later raided two locations in Muang district, resulting in two suspects being taken into in custody. Security officials are continuing to check surveillance cameras and search for the other suspects.

A security source said the station attack was apparently an act of revenge against the authorities over the extra-judicial killings of Isma-ae Hama and Arseng Useng in Rueso district on Wednesday afternoon. The two were believed to be among the people behind the killing of Somchai Thongjan, an assistant village chief of Ban Si Phinyo in Rueso district and three members of his family, the source said. Somchai's wife, older sister and eight-year-old son were also killed. He confirmed the motive of Thursday's attack was retaliation for the killing of the two suspects.

The two were killed during a gun battle with a security team that broke out after the driver of a pickup truck they were traveling in refused to stop at a security checkpoint. The suspects in the truck who opened fire at them were believed to be Runda Kumpulan Kecil militants, the source said.
Posted by: ryuge || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

Rifi Criticizes 'Hizbullah's Armed Appearance' in Dahiyeh
[An Nahar] Former Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi slammed "Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
's armed manifestation" in the southern suburbs of Beirut on Friday, saying it confirms the "state's resignation in favor of statelets," his media office said in a statement on Saturday

"Although Leb's security forces are capable of uprooting drug pushers and contraband promoters, we instead saw yesterday a manifestation that confirms the State's resignation in favor of statelets," said Rifi in his statement.

"Hizbullah has staged an armed appearance in Dahiyeh, showing the contradiction that this party expresses with the State and its institutions," it added.

Addressing President Michel Aoun
...a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hizbullah...
, Rifi asked referring to the President’s statement that defended Hizbullah's arms and asked: "What you stated earlier about the army's incapability to defend Leb, does it apply now to the security forces as well? Are they incapable too of protecting the social security of the Lebanese?"

"I pose the same question on the entire government specifically the Ministers of Defense and Interior. The Lebanese are waiting for clear answers from their officials on what happened. We will follow up on the issue until the end," stated Rifi.

Pictures of masked Hizbullah members in black-clad went viral on social media on Friday, as reports said they spread out in Bourj al-Barajneh refugee camp in the evening in a campaign against drug pushers and gangs.

Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [361 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

Syrian regulars stop al-Nusra attack in Lattakia
Syrian army on Saturday foiled an attack by Nusra Front terrorists on military posts in the northern countryside of Lattakia coastal province.

SANA news agency reported that an army unit engaged in fierce clashes with a terrorist group affiliated to Nusra Front after it had infiltrated into the surroundings of the military posts on the axis of the villages of Fulla, al-Shahra and al-Shammas in Lattakia northern countryside.

“The terrorist attack was foiled and all members of the terrorist group were killed or injured, while the remnants fled away,” SANA reported said.
Posted by: badanov || 04/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Syrian forces advance on rebels' positions in Hama
[ARA News] Syrian Army forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday retook most of the land lost recently to rebel groups in Hama Governorate, local sources reported.

Rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and allied Islamist groups have recently launched a major offensive against pro-Assad troops in Hama and recaptured more than 15 villages.

“After heavy clashes with rebel groups, the Syrian government troops recaptured at least 18 villages during the past two days,” local media activist Saadoun al-Hamwi told ARA News.

Russian warplanes provided air support to pro-Assad troops during the fight for Hama countryside.

“The Russian Air Force played a key role in the regime-led counter-attacks in Hama,” the source reported. “Russia launched dozens of airstrikes on the rebells’ fighting positions, which helped the pro-regime forces make a remarkable progress on the ground.”

Dozens of rebel fighters were reportedly killed and wounded during the attacks.
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Terror Networks
US adds five militants to its list of global terrorists
More on this story from a few days ago.
[DAWN] The US State Department on Friday added five murderous Moslems to its list of global terrorists, including Anjem Choudary
...Self-proclaimed holy man who used to work for Omar Mohammed Bakdri as spokesman for al-Muhajiroun. Anjem is a loathesome little attention prostitute who is to be heard cheering for the home team anytime anybody with a turban manages to slaughter a group of unarmed infidels. Anjem was born in the UK in 1967 and is, as you would expect, of Pakistaini descent. The Ghost of Dante is of the opinion that when he goes to hell his knees will be broken once a month...
, who was allegedly associated with a group that once ran a safe house in Lahore.

The other four are El Shafee Elsheikh, Sami Bouras, Shane Dominic Crawford, and Mark John Taylor.

The official US notification identified Anjem Choudary as "a British holy warrior with links to convicted snuffies and holy warrior networks in the UK, including the proscribed al-Muhajiroun
...formerly Omar Bakri Muhammad's spin off group from Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain, where the detestable lunatic Anjem Chaudry got his start. More recently the name adopted by al-Qaeda in East Africa for operations in Kenya and Tanzania. It is subordinate to al-Shabaab but will probably be strong enough to fly on its own, given an uninterrupted flow of petrodollars, should the Shaboobs collapse....

Al-Muhajiroun is a banned holy warrior organization that was based in Britannia but also ran a Lahore safe house for visiting British Moslems. The group operated in Britannia from January 14, 1986 to August 2005. In January 2010, the British government banned al-Muhajiroun.

Anjem Choudary was tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in September 2014 for pledging allegiance to the bad boy 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 and for facilitating the IS recruitment drive.

He was sentenced to prison in September 2016. Choudary has stated that he will continue his recruitment activities from prison. Born in the UK on January 18, 1967, Anjem Choudary is the son of a Welling market trader and is of Pak descent.

Information released by the US State Department shows that El Shafee Elsheikh travelled to Syria in 2012, joined Al Qaeda’s local branch, and later joined the bad boy Islamic State group. In May 2016, Elsheikh was identified as a member of the IS execution cell known as "The Beatles," a group accused of beheading more than 27 hostages and torturing many more.

Elsheikh was said to have earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions, and crucifixions while serving as an IS jailer.

Sami Bouras is a Swedish citizen of Tunisian descent who is an alleged member of Al Qaeda and who has been involved with planning suicide kabooms.

Shane Dominic Crawford is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and the State Department identified him as a foreign terrorist fighter in Syria carrying out terrorist activity on behalf of IS, including acting as an English language propagandist for the group.

Mark John Taylor is a New Zealand national who has been fighting in Syria with IS since the fall of 2014. Taylor has used social media, including appearing in a 2015 IS propaganda video, to encourage terrorist attacks in Australia and New Zealand, the State Department said.

"Elsheikh, Choudary, Bouras, Crawford, and Taylor have committed or pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism," the notification warned.

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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

ISIS recruits retarded man for suicide bombing

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Federal Police Command, on Saturday, announced that members of the Islamic State group strapped a suicide belt to a mentally retarded man in the city of Mosul, while security forces refused to kill him.

Federal Police Chief, Raed Shaker Jawdat, in a press statement said that the Islamic State terrorist group strapped a suicide belt to a mentally retarded man, then pushed him toward the troops stationed in the old city.

Snipers of the Federal Police refused to kill him, and fired some shots to frighten and force him to retreat, Jawdat further added.

Noteworthy, security forces from Iraqi Federal Police, Counter-Terrorism Service and al-Hashd al-Shaabi are still going through fierce battles to retake the areas held by the Islamic State in Nineveh Province.

ISIS executes one of their own in Tal Afar

[Iraq News] A local source in Nineveh Province 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 executed the official of an elite brigade, along with two of his aides, for breaching the pledge of allegiance to the group.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying, "The self-proclaimed Islamic State group executed, by firing squad, its official of al-Farouq brigade, along with two of his aides, in central Tal Afar, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, for breaching the pledge of allegiance to the terrorist group."

The group carried out the execution, after arresting the official of al-Farouq brigade, along with 20 other leaders, while attending a meeting in Tal Afar, three days ago, the source added on condition of anonymity.

...back at the precinct house, Sergeant Maloney wasn't buying it. It was just too pat. The whole thing smelled phony, kind of like a dead mackeral but without the scales...
security forces continue the battles to retake the remaining areas of western Mosul, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi units.
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