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ISIS raid in Yemen leaves scores of Houthi troops dead on the battlefield
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Afghanistan
Afghan forces arrest suicide bomber, seize car bomb in Khost province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops have nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
a jacket wallah and confiscated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in southeastern Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the suicide bomber was identified and arrested around 3:00 pm local time from the vicinity of Bak district.

The district administrative chief of Bak, Abdul Hai Zazai, said the suicide bomber attempted to detonate the boom-mobile but failed in his attempt which resulted into minor injuries in his legs.

He said the boom-mobile was also partially damaged but the explosives placed inside it did not go off.

According to Zazai, several kgs of explosives and at least sixteen mortar rounds were placed inside the vehicle.

There are no reports regarding the possible target of the bomber which came a day after a suicide bomber targeted the Afghan forces in Domanda district.

At least three security personnel were killed in the attack and six school children were maimed with the local officials saying some of them are at death's door.
Posted by: Fred || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Setting cookie. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/04/2017 11:37 Comments || Top||


ISIS leader among 27 killed in Nangarhar airstrikes and clearance operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twenty seven bully boyz affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the clearance operations and Arclight airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment said the operations were conducted in the vicinity of Achin district.

At least eleven of the murderous Moslems were killed during the clearance operations conducted by the Afghan police forces in Shadal and Abdul Khel areas.

The US forces based in Afghanistan also conducted Arclight airstrikes in Tangi area in Abdul Khel of Achin, leaving at least sixteen bully boyz dead, the police commandment said, adding that a local leader of the group identified as Farooq was also among those killed.

Several weapons and military kits belonging to the bully boyz were also destroyed in the Arclight airstrikes.

According to the police commandment, a number of the foreign murderous Moslems were also among those killed.

Posted by: Fred || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Explosion in Ghor leaves 3 Taliban dead and 4 others wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three Taliban turbans were killed and four others were maimed in a premature kaboom in northwestern Ghor province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place in the outskirts of the scenic provincial capital after explosives packed in a cycle of violence went off.

Provincial police chief Ghulam Mustafa Mohsenni said the forces of Evil were looking to target the Afghan cops.

He said a local commander of the group identified as Wali was also among those killed.
Posted by: Fred || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


30 thousand kg of C4 explosives seized by Afghan forces in Bagram
Goodness. One could do some damage with that much.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel have seized at least thirty thousand kilograms of potent C4 explosives from northern Parwan province.

According to the local government officials, the explosives were placed inside 200 sacks and were buried in Shaka village of Bagram district.

The district administrative chief of Bagram Abdul Shukoor Qudosi confirmed that the explosives were discovered and seized during a joint special military operation conducted by the Afghan intelligence operatives and personnel of the other security institutions.

He said a suspect who was in charge keeping the explosives has managed to flee the area and investigations are underway to ascertain for which purposes the explosives were stored in the district.

Qudosi also added that the explosives were placed inside four trucks and have been shifted to Barikab for destruction.

The local security officials are saying that the discovery of the explosives is a major achievement as C4 explosives are rarely used in major suicide kabooms and devastating boom-mobileings.

Posted by: Fred || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I could take out a lot of pesky tree stumps and beaver dams with that!
This undoubtedly represents several million US tax dollar investment: I wonder who diverted it and what it was intended for.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/04/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||


Paktika deputy intelligence chief killed in Taliban militants attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top intelligence official in eastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province has been killed in ambush of the Taliban myrmidons, local officials said Monday.

Provincial police chief General Khalil Zeyayi confirmed that the deputy intelligence, national directorate of security, chief General Abdul Wahab was killed during festivities with the Taliban in southeastern Ghazni province.

He said the Taliban gunnies ambushed Gen. Wahab in the vicinity of Andar district of Ghazni on Sunday.

Gen. Zeyayi further added that three security guards of Gen. Wahab were also killed during the festivities with the Taliban myrmidons.

According to the local government officials, Gen. Wahab assumed charge as the deputy intelligence chief of Paktika nearly one year ago.

He was previously working as the head of the urban commandment of the Khost intelligence department.

The Taliban gunnies group claim that Gen. Wahab was killed along with his six security guards during the festivities.

Posted by: Fred || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I guess Taliban-Pakistan relations have soured.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/04/2017 10:16 Comments || Top||

#2  There are two breeds of Taliban. One domesticated, one feral.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/04/2017 20:07 Comments || Top||


Civilians suffer casualties in Afghan Special Forces operation in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A number of the Afghan civilians have suffered casualties during an operation of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

Local officials confirmed that the non-combatants were killed due to an kaboom that resulted into the collapse of a house.

Provincial governor’s front man Omar Zwak confirmed the incident but did not comment regarding the exact number of people killed in the incident.

According to the reports emerging from the province, the Afghan cops discovered and detonated some explosives from a house which resulted into the collapse of a residential house.

The incident took place two nights ago in Lasghkargah city with the local residents saying at least nine of a family including women and kiddies were killed.

In the meantime, Zwak said the government will conduct an investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and the method of the operation conducted by the Afghan forces.
Posted by: Fred || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


24 insurgents die in Uruzgan
At least 24 insurgents were killed in an operation in southern Uruzgan province, the public order police media office said in a statement on Monday.

The operation was launched in insecure parts of the province. A number of villages have now been cleared of insurgents, according to the statement.

There were no civilian nor security force casualties during the operation, it said.

However, the statement did not provide more details about the operation.
Posted by: badanov || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
ISIS raid in Yemen leaves scores of Houthi troops dead on the battlefield
[ALMASDARNEWS] Amaq Agency posted 13 photos on Monday, showcasing a firefight between ISIS and Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda.

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....
raid occurred near the town of Qifah southeast of Sanaa, in the ISIS-held Wadi A’mer area which has come under increasing attacks by Houthi-led fighters.

Along with killing a number of enemy combattants, ISIS destroyed a vehicle and seized a batch of weaponry. The Islamic State recently set up a training camp in the mountanious Bayda region and have since launched a series of hit-and-run attacks in the province.
Posted by: Fred || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [665 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Seems like the old Iran-Iraq war all over again.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/04/2017 10:35 Comments || Top||

#2  or a continuation of the Battle of Karbala in 680
Posted by: lord garth || 04/04/2017 17:25 Comments || Top||


Britain
Suspects charged in London mob beating of teen asylum-seeker
When the government doesn't fix serious problems, the people will take it into their own hands. As we see here, the result can be considerably less nuanced.
[AlAhram] Authorities in London charged five people Monday over an unprovoked attack on a 17-year-old Iranian-Kurdish asylum-seeker as police sought to piece together the act of mob violence that police say involved as many as 30 people.

London's Metropolitan Police said all five suspects were charged with violent disorder, with one also charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm in the Friday attack in the London borough of Croydon.

Police said a group of youths approached the teen at a bus stop and questioned him. Upon learning he was an asylum-seeker, they chased him through the streets and beat him. The attack only stopped after police sirens could be heard and bystanders intervened. Two friends got away.

The teen has been hospitalized with a fractured skull and a blood clot on the brain but police say he is starting to make a recovery and may be moved out of intensive care Monday. Detectives are trying to find the victim's family, who live in Iran. He has not been named.

The attack has prompted strong condemnation from London's mayor and police officials. As the investigation has progressed, police have increased their estimates of the number of people involved.

"I think this was probably confidence by numbers," Detective Superintendent Jane Corrigan said. "It started off with this smaller group of people, who were joined by between 20 to 30, and they just viciously attacked these individuals because they were asylum-seekers."

During a short hearing at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday, the five people accused in the attack spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth, and addresses. They are: Daryl Davis, 20, Danyelle Davis, 24, Barry Potts, 20, George Walder, 20, and Jack Walder, 24. All are from Croydon.

Potts, Jack Walder and siblings Danyelle and Daryl Davis were released on conditional bail.

George Walder, who was additionally charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm, was remanded into custody.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/04/2017 01:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [464 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  When the government doesn't fix serious problems, the people will take it into their own hands. As we see here, the result can be considerably less nuanced.

And then, of course, the government does act.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/04/2017 2:20 Comments || Top||

#2  The government acts much more strongly in cases like this because it is more of a threat to the gov't than the proximate cause to which the "people" are reacting.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/04/2017 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems the Brits are unhappy about decisions made in Brussels by unelected officials regarding unrestricted Islamic immigration to their country (File unrestricted immigration in the trashcan along with open borders along and Soros.)
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/04/2017 10:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Seems the Brits are unhappy about decisions made in Brussels by unelected officials regarding unrestricted Islamic immigration to their country (File unrestricted immigration in the trashcan along with open borders along and Soros.)
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/04/2017 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry about the double posting. I'm not sure what happened.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/04/2017 10:06 Comments || Top||

#6  The 'government' perceives the beaters as a direct threat to their legitimacy and should. When the government fails or refused to provide security in one's self, one's family or one's property, such government has no legitimacy.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/04/2017 11:34 Comments || Top||

#7  17-year-old Iranian-Kurdish asylum-seeker
Hmmm... (1)Iranian + (2)Kurdish + (3)asylum seeker
Hoodlums, yes, simplest answer. It could also be any number of other groups enacting Dire Revenge©.
Posted by: magpie || 04/04/2017 12:59 Comments || Top||


Europe
German court jails 4 Islamists over attack plots
[IsraelTimes] Moslem convert Marco Gaebel found guilty of placing bomb at Bonn train station, starting terror group with 3 others.

A German court Monday sentenced to life in prison an Islamist myrmidon who plotted a failed kaboom at a railway station, and handed jail terms to three other Death Eaters.

Marco Gaebel, 29, a German citizen and convert to Islam, planted a homemade pipe bomb in a sports bag at the main train station of Bonn, the capital of the former West Germany, in December 2012.

The bomb failed to go off, but its discovery sparked a major terrorism alert that caused travel chaos at the station two weeks before Christmas.

Gaebel and the three others were also found guilty of forming a terrorist organization and of plotting to shoot dead the leader of anti-immigrant group Pro-NRW in North Rhine-Westphalia state in March 2013.

The four gunnies were furious after the right-wing fringe group had staged an anti-Islamic street protest and displayed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed outside a local mosque.

Two of the other defendants, Turkish-German Koray Durmaz, 28 and Albanian Enea Buzo, 46 received prison terms of 12 years while German Tayfun Sevim, 27, was given a nine-and-a-half-year jail term.

Judge Frank Schreiber handed down the sentences in a high-security courtroom in the western city of Duesseldorf after a two-and-a-half-year trial that included testimony from 27 experts and 157 witnesses.
Al Ahram adds:
Although the homemade bomb was discovered and defused before it detonated, the court said Gaebel deserved a life sentence due to the seriousness of the crime, the dpa news agency reported. It ruled out his release after 15 years, the usual life term in Germany.

Prosecutors said the men's plan was partly fueled by an audio message disseminated by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. They were jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in March 2013, the night before the planned killing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/04/2017 01:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [404 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IS)

#1  Prosecutors said the men's plan was partly fueled by an audio message disseminated by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

DRINK MORE OVALTINE. ALLAHU AKHBAR
Posted by: Frank G || 04/04/2017 17:57 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Khanani gets 68 months in US prison
[DAWN] After spending more than a year in a Miami jail, money changer Altaf Khanani has been sentenced to 68 months in prison and a $250,000 fine on one count of conspiracy to commit laundering by a United States District Court in Florida, according to documents available with Dawn.

The sentence was passed on March 29.

The remaining 13 counts of actually committing money laundering were dismissed at the request of the prosecution, which cited Khanani’s cooperation in the investigation after he agreed to plead guilty and "to make a full, accurate and complete disclosure... of the circumstances surrounding the relevant offense conduct", according to the plea agreement signed in October 2016.

The agreement says the prosecution will recommend leniency during sentencing because Khanani "has assisted authorities in the investigation or prosecution" of his crime. Going by the massive scale of the investigation, which involved coordinated action from six different law enforcement agencies from three countries, it appears that the scope of the cooperation demanded from him was far larger than just the sting operation that ensnared him.

For well over a decade, Khanani and Kalia International (KKI) was one of the largest and most sophisticated exchange companies in Pakistain, running a global network of franchises that could move "billions of dollars" around the world for a clientele that the US Treasury department says included Chinese, Mexican and Colombian organised crime groups and designated terrorist organizations. "Altaf Khanani is known to have had relationships with Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
, Dawood Ibrahim, al-Qa’ida, and Jaish-e-Mohammed" the treasury department said in November 2015, a few months after his arrest in the US.

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India-Pakistan
CRPF man killed, 7 injured in militant attack
[Daily Excelsior] Militants today attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy at Pantha Chowk area in the outskirts of Srinagar killing one jawan and injuring 7 others including two civilians.

An officer of CRPF said that the paramilitary personnel were on their way from Jammu to Srinagar in TATA 407 and other buses for election duty. He said one of the vehicles was targeted by snuffies at Pantha Chowk, resulting in injuries to six CRPF men of 97 Battalion of CRPF. All the injured personnel were rushed to Army’s 92 Base Hospital at BB Cantonment.

Out of six, three CRPF men, who were critical, one succumbed identified as Bassapa resident of Karnataka to his injuries. The condition of the other two is critical.

The injured civilians that included one school girl identified as Zainab were also rushed to the hospital but both are stated to be stable. Zainab, 10 year old student of DPS was injured in the attack.

Soon after the attack, police and SOG, Army and CRPF arrived on the spot and launched searches to nab the attackers.

Security forces sealed the entire area and stopped movement of vehicles on the highway. However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
no one was incarcerated
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
. Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
grabbed credit of the attack.

Today’s attack is the third of its kind in Srinagar in three days. On Saturday, three army men were maimed when snuffies attacked their convoy at JVC Bemina. One policeman was killed and 14 others were maimed at Nowhatta last evening when snuffies hurled a grenade on police and CRPF.

Speaking to news hounds today at the wreath laying ceremony of police man killed in grenade attack at Nowhatta last evening, Director General of Police, S P Vaid said that security forces will devise a strategy to deal with showering of bullets and hurling of grenades at them behind the stone pelting mob.

"Our jawans have been facing bullets from behind the pelting mob. Grenade is also part of that greater design. We will devise strategy to deal with it. And I am sure with our experience we will handle it", he said.

The police chief said that such attacks that took place last year as well will only bring death and destruction. "Last year when situation was bad, similar attack occurred that time as well. Such attacks only result in death and destruction and bloodshed and nothing else is achieved by them. My heart goes out to the family which has lost their dear one", he said.

Vaid said that presence of mobile phones in jail is a security breach. "The mobile phones were recovered after a search. It is a security breach. We have taken them into custody and they (inmates) will face action", he said.

He said that the cyber forensic team will fully investigate and will check all the numbers and then action will be taken.
Posted by: Fred || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
Mosul from the sky: Evidence of IS using human shields
[BBC] The BBC has seen evidence that so-called Islamic State (IS) has been using children as human shields as they fight to keep control of the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Too bad the mighty Iraqi Army didn't fight to keep Mosul in the first place...
BBC Persian correspondent Nafiseh Kohnavard and producer Joe Inwood had exclusive access to helicopter missions of the Iraqi military and witnessed the battle from above.

Erij Military camp is a dusty compound just a few miles south of Mosul. The mangled and melted gas tanks that rise in the background hint at violent battles in the recent past. Giant attack helicopters sit on the tarmac, their sleek fronts give them an aggressive look, ready for action.

They never have to wait long.

Within minutes of our arrival, two young men in their flight suits run to their helicopter. The ground crew spring into action and within moments they are in the air. Their destination is west Mosul, the newest front in the battle against IS.

We spent more than a week living at the base, flying with the pilots who have helped in the battle against the militants who have ruled Mosul for two years.

It is not the first time that we have followed Iraq's helicopters as they battle IS: at Sinjar as they delivered aid to refugees trapped on the mountain; over the factory in Mishraq that doubled as a training camp for suicide bombers; last summer in the bloody fight for Falluja.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/04/2017 08:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [434 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Of course they are. That's what not merely bad guys but evil guys do. Which is why the good guys get blamed by all the usual Progressive suspects.
Posted by: Omeremp Panda8392 || 04/04/2017 11:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Whoops! 'Twas I above.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/04/2017 11:51 Comments || Top||

#3  "Giant attack helicopters"?

What model and nationality could they be?
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 04/04/2017 12:03 Comments || Top||

#4  The BBC - continuing to make CNN look like Fox News by comparison.
Posted by: Raj || 04/04/2017 12:57 Comments || Top||

#5  What model and nationality could they be?

Iraqi, and Russian models.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/04/2017 20:09 Comments || Top||


Iraqis claim 50 dead Bad Guys in airstrikes in Ba'aj
Ba’aj (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell announced, on Monday, that 50 members of the Islamic State were killed and a Syrian booby-trapped tank was destroyed by an air strike in al-Ba’aj District, on the Iraqi-Syrian borders.

In a press statement the cell revealed that Iraqi Air Force managed, today, to conduct an air strike on al-Ba’aj District, destroying two hideout belonging to the Islamic State and killing 13-17 militants inside them, in addition to destructing a headquarters belonging to the terrorist group and killing 8 IS members.

The air strike also destroyed a number of hideouts and security headquarters in the area, killing a number of the IS militants in the same area, the statement explained.

Intelligence sources declared that the air strike resulted in the killing of 50 members of the Islamic State in total, and destructing a Syrian booby-trapped tank, strongholds and security headquarters belonging to the group completely, the statement further added.

Iraqi Air Force and Army Aviation are conducting several air strike on daily basis on the Islamic State headquarters, leaving dozens of casualties among the ranks of the terrorist group.
Google Map at the link
Posted by: badanov || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mosul Offensive News


3 Iranian militiamen die in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Four paramilitary troopers fighting Islamic State alongside Iraqi troops were reportedly killed Monday in clashes with the group west of Mosul.

Kurdish-owned BasNews said four members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) were killed during clashes at Mahalabiya, a region which Iraqi forces and PMUs had previously isolated from Mosul.

PMUs have been fighting Islamic State west of Mosul and at other provinces witnessing an IS presence since they were formed upon an edict by Iraq’s top Shia clergy in 2014. The alliance of at least 60, mainly Shia, troops, won government recognition as a national force in November and enjoys ardent backing by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The militia had made remarkable victories since the campaign to retake Mosul launched in October, retaking several villages and severing IS supply routes from Syria to Mosul.

Iraqi forces recaptured eastern Mosul in January, and have been struggling to retake the western side of the city since mid February. Generals say they control at least 50 percent of land at that region, and, while admitting to the difficulty of battles, reiterated that IS had lost most members of its upper ranks.
Google Map at the link

40 ISIS militants die in fighting in western Mosul


Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Security troops were able to liberate strategic areas in western Mosul, a source from Federal Police said on Monday.

“Security forces launched fierce battles against the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul,” Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat, Commander of Federal Police service, told Bas News. “The clashes left 40 fighters, including snipers and suicide bombers, killed so far.”

Security services were able to free several regions including al-Nahrawan and western Yarmouk following fierce clashes with the IS militants, he added. “Battles are still ongoing at al-Matahen and al-Aghawat.”

Eastern Mosul was recaptured from IS in January, after a US-backed offensive was launched in October. A new offensive started in February to retake the west. The government troops have recently pushed deeper into the Old City, a densely-populated and -structured area which military officials view as central to the desired victory over IS militants

Battles in the west are believed to be much more difficult due to the density of residential areas and the high number of civilians.

Retaking Mosul could ruin the Islamic State’s self-styled “Islamic Caliphate” declared in 2014 when the group occupied several parts of the country.

Posted by: badanov || 04/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics


3 Iraqi security elements die in bombing near Fallujah

Fallujah (IraqiNews.com) Up to three Iraqi security members died and four others were wounded Monday when suicide bombers from the Islamic State attempted to enter Anbar’s city of Fallujah with a booby-trapped vehicle.

AlQurtas News website said the car was stopped at Fallujah’s western entrance before making it to the city, but exploded to cause the security casualties. But Anadolu Agency quoted Col. Waleed al-Dleimi, from the Iraqi army, putting the death toll at three.

However, making a statement on the incident, Interior Ministry spokesperson Saad Maan made no mention of the casualties among security members, only stating that the vehicle was brought under control and detonated after its driver was arrested.

Iraqi security forces, backed by a U.S.-led international military coalition and paramilitary troops, have been battling IS since the group came to the scene in Iraq in 2014 to proclaim an “Islamic Caliphate”.

Islamic State has held several areas in western Anbar since 2014, and has sustained occasional strikes by Iraqi and coalition fighter jets. Strikes on Sunday in Qaim, a major IS stronghold, left 40 fighters dead.

The Iraqi government is expected to aim at Anbar and other IS pockets once it is done eliminating the group from Mosul, the group’s biggest stronghold where a security campaign has been running since October to retake the city.
Google Map at the link
Several ISIS Turbans die in airstrikes near Qaim

Qaim (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell announced, on Monday, destroying three caches of weapons, as well as killing a number of the Islamic State militants by air strikes carried out by Iraqi Sukhoi aircraft, west of Anbar.

The cell informed that based on accurate intelligence information, Iraqi Sukhoi aircraft carried out several air strikes in Qaim District, west of Anbar.

The air strikes resulted in the destruction of three caches of weapons and explosives, as well as killing a number of the Islamic State militants in the area of Jarijm in the district, the cell added.

The Islamic State group is still controlling Anah, Rawah and Qaim, in Anbar Province, while security forces are preparing to launch an offensive to retake these cities.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 1 dead


1 dead in bombing attack near Abu Ghraib

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One civilian was killed and four others wounded Monday when a bomb explosion rocked an area west of Baghdad, security sources reported.

Security sources were quoted saying that the explosive device was placed near a popular marketplace in Haswa, Abu Gharib, west of the capital.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has said that violence in the country lef 1115 casualties, excluding security members, during March. Baghdad was the second most affected province with 84 deaths and 246 injuries, according to the organization’s monthly casualty count. It excludes death toll among security members after Iraqi authorities had asked to get such information exclusively from security commands.

While several blasts are not followed by a claim of responsibility, Islamic State militants said they had been behind some bloody explosions and attacks that hit the capital in the past months, leaving casualties among civilians and security troops.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel foils attempt to allegedly smuggle scuba gear to Hamas frogmen
[IsraelTimes] Defense Ministry finds dozens of wet suits it says were going to terror group’s naval command unit in Gazoo Strip.

Israeli officials thwarted an attempt to smuggle wet suits into the Gazoo Strip, apparently bound for Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",’s naval commando unit, the Defense Ministry said Monday, days after an Israeli official warned the terror group was increasingly exploring the possibility of seaborne attacks on Israel.

The ministry’s Crossing Authority, working with the Shin Bet security service, found some 30 professional-grade scuba suits hidden in a shipment of sporting wear that was heading for the coastal enclave through the Kerem Shalom Crossing.

The wet suits came from abroad to an importer in the Paleostinian Authority, who forwarded them along to Gazoo, "without the required coordination," the ministry said in a statement.

In an effort to keep scuba gear out of the hands of Hamas, wet suits cannot be imported into the Gazoo Strip without a special permit.

"The shipment was confiscated, and an investigation was opened into locating those involved in the smuggling," the Defense Ministry said.

Last week, a navy officer warned that Hamas was increasingly turning to the sea as a potential path for attacks against Israeli civilians and military personnel.

"We see rearming on every level on the sea-front -- systems, weapons and trainings. Hamas sees the sea as an option to achieve its aggressive, operational ambitions," Maj. Irad Shtatar told The Times of Israel.

"In parallel, we are tracking these developments to make sure that we have a response to these threats," he added.
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Palestinian woman who called in multiple false terror threats in E. Jerusalem arrested
[Ynet] After Israel's emergency service lines are inundated by string of phony threats warning of imminent terror attacks against security personnel, police arrest Paleostinian woman in her 30s.

A Paleostinian woman was tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
on Sunday night on suspicion of issuing fake threats of imminent terror attacks, that were supposedly to be perpetrated against members of the Israeli security forces.

The woman, from the Anata village northwest of Jerusalem, is said to be in her 30s.

Recently, Israel’s emergency services line, 100, received dozens of such threats in which the woman can be heard issuing a warning in Arabic of an impending attack against security personnel, particularly in eastern Jerusalem.

After every phone call, local security crews were put into action and forced to conduct search and scour operations until it became clear that the threats could not be authenticated.

Following an analysis of the conversations, police opened an investigation to identify and locate the the individual behind the bogus calls, who, after being arrested, confessed to the accusations levelled against her.

The courts extended her arrest of the suspected perpetrator until Wednesday and determined that she would be sent for psychiatric observation.

According to police, the main focus was being placed on protecting residents and visitors in Jerusalem, and that preventative measures were taken to thwart any possible intention to carry out a terror attack.

"Whenever any information is reported, the entire apparatus of the security forces are put into immediate action,’ the police said. "Such harassment, which leads to the activation of forces for no reason, harms the normal life of the city, but these incidents will be dealt with with a heavy hand."
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Reported Lod carjacking was in fact terror attack, Shin Bet says
[IsraelTimes] Security agency alleges stabbing last week was carried out by 19-year-old Paleostinian hoping for ’suicide by cop'.

The Shin Bet said on Monday that a stabbing in the central Israeli city of Lod last week, in which a Jewish woman was moderately hurt, was in fact a terror attack and not an attempted carjacking, as was initially reported.

The Paleostinian suspect, Malek Bassem Ismail Saada, 19, was picked up on Tuesday -- the day after the attack -- the security service said, but details of the case were not previously revealed to the public.

According to the Shin Bet, Saada carried out the attack "because he was tired of his life" and hoped he would be killed by police.

The Paleostinian teenager brought a knife with him to a parking garage in Lod just before 8:30 p.m. on Monday. When he spotted a woman with her hair covered, which identified her as a religious Jewish woman, he ran after her and -- shouting a sentence in Arabic -- stabbed her in the upper body, the Shin Bet said.

Saada expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, but was tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
as he made his way back to his home in the southern West Bank town of Halhul.

According to the Israel Hayom daily, Saada stole the knife from the bakery in the city where he was employed illegally, as he hid not have a permit to work in Israel.

"This is another case of a Paleostinian deciding to carry out a terror attack as a solution to his personal problems," the Shin Bet said.
Another Times of Israel article adds:
Saada expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, but was jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
as he made his way back to his home in the West Bank town of Halhul.

Shots fired at northern West Bank settlement; none injured

[IsraelTimes] Shots were fired at a settlement in the northern West Bank on Monday night, the army said.

No one was injured in the incident. The bullets struck an external wall of the Shavei Shomron settlement, northwest of Nablus, a military spokesperson said.

The Israel Defense Forces launched a search to find the person or people responsible for the attack, the army said.

On Saturday, a resident of the nearby Paleostinian town of Sebastia was rubbed out by Israeli troops after he stabbed three people in the Old City of Jerusalem. Ahmad Jazal, 17, stabbed two Jewish youths before fleeing, with police forces giving chase. He then stabbed one of the coppers before he was shot. The two civilians were released from the hospital on Saturday night.
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Hamas arrests ‘Israeli agents’
[IsraelTimes] Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",’s internal security forces arrest a group of "Israeli agents" as part of an ongoing operation to root out people working with the Jewish state, media close to Hamas’s military reports.
The death penalty awaits those accused in Hamasstan of aiding Israel...
"Hamas internal security forces are currently undertaking a large campaign to pursue Israeli agents, during which a group has been tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
and others are being pursued," the Paleostinian news site al-Majd, known as close with the Izz-a-Din al-Qassam Brigades, writes.

The campaign follows a declaration by Hamas that it would crack down on "collaborators" with Israel after the recent liquidation of one of its military leaders, Mazen Fuqha, which it blames on Israel.
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Explosion in Gaza injures 3 at reported Hamas military site
[IsraelTimes] Online pictures show black smoke rising near Rafah from apparent training accident.
And a pretty picture it is, too. Click on the headline to see for yourself, dear Reader.
Three men were maimed by an kaboom near the southern Gazoo Strip town of Rafah on Monday, the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-run health ministry said, in what appeared to be an accident at a terror training camp.
One hopes for instant and multiple deaths from these red wire/green wire incidents, but serious maimings ought not be rejected when they present themselves.
Hamas-affiliated media in the Strip said the kaboom occurred in a site belonging to the terror group’s military wing, but gave no further details.
I suspect many at Rantburg can provide as much in the way of detail as the most bloodthirsty might desire...
Gazoo Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidre said in a statement that "three men sustained varied levels of injuries resulting from an accident near Tel a-Sultan, west of Rafah."
"Mohammed broke a fingernail, Mahmoud lost half his brain, and Nabil need no longer worry about getting his girlfriend pregnant,"
Hamas, which is openly committed to the destruction of the Jewish state, is engaged in training its fighters, builds rockets and digs tunnels in preparation for another round of conflict with Israel.

The Paleostinian news site Palinfo posted a picture on Twitter it said was smoke rising into the sky from the location of the kaboom.

Last year, 22 members of Hamas’s armed wing were killed while "preparing equipment," the majority in a string of tunnel collapses, the terror group said.
This number does not include the number of small boy diggers buried farther down the tunnel at the same time, poor little mites.
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Sri Lanka
Syrian Army summary for April 3rd
[AlManar] Syrian Army continued carrying counter-terrorism operations across the country, eliminating scores of terrorists from al-Nusra in Daraa and Hama provinces.

Daraa
A military source told SANA that army units carried out operations targeting the hideouts and movements of Nusra terrorists in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city, destroying one of their command centers along with the terrorists inside it east of the old customs building along with fortifications and machinegun nests east of al-Karak prison and Tariq al-Sadd road, in addition to killing more than 20 terrorists.

The source added that an army unit targeted with precision fire vehicles for al-Nusra terrorists east of Ibta’a town and north of al-Nai’ma town to the north and east of Daraa city, which resulted in destroying 3 vehicles equipped with machineguns and eliminating a number of terrorists.

Hama
A military source announced that the Syrian Arab Army restored security and stability to the town of Ma’ardes in the northern countryside of Hama province after eliminating the remaining Nusra terrorists in it.

The source told SANA that Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with supporting forces, began at dawn on Monday precise military operations targeting the gatherings of al-Nusra terrorists and other Takfiri groups, adding that this resulted in restoring security and stability to the town which is located around 15 km north of Hama city after eliminating scores of terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.

The source went on to say that army units are continuing to pursue terrorists in the town’s surroundings while engineering units are combing it to dismantle IEDs and landmines planted by terrorists.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Jihadi rebels foil Army attack on southern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jihadi rebels in southern Aleppo have thwarted an offensive launched by government forces to recapture Jabal al-Madourah.

Severe battles erupted earlier today with the Syrian Army making its first attack on this area since months. However,
the man who has no enemies isn't anybody and has never done anything...
the troops failed to make any advance.

Since the Syrian Army fully recaptured Aleppo city last December, great focus has been given to the eastern countryside of Aleppo where the government forces snatches large swathes of territories from 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....
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Four ISIS militants surrender to Kurdish forces, then detonate suicide belts
[ALMASDARNEWS] Kurdish forces rubbed out four 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....
prisoners of war as one jihadist lunged for his suicide belt meters away from positions held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria.

The newly emerged video occured on the battlefield near Tabqa Airbase in western Raqqa.

According to a SDF spokesperson, Kurdish troops did not sustain any casualties due to the last-second suicide kaboom. Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy was furiously chewing her cud and thinking...
Islamic State fighters are now besieged at Tabqa city following an additional advance in rural Raqqa on Monday.
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#1  Attempting to do stuff like this will just mean that the next ones who try to surrender will just be killed.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/04/2017 11:36 Comments || Top||

#2  I doubt many prisoners are being taken. Nothing in the news about ISIS POW's anyway.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/04/2017 12:23 Comments || Top||


Shortage of fighters plagues the jihadist forces across Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels launched several offensives across the Syrian battlefront in the month of March, targeting a number of areas under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies.

While these offensives spearheaded by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham experienced initial success, they would all inevitably end the same way with the Syrian Arab Army regaining their lost territory within days of launching a counter-attack.

Part of the reason these jihadist offensives were initially successful was due to the fact their forces attacked poorly protected areas with a large number of combatants, which would often leave their abandoned fronts vulnerable to Syrian Army attacks.
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#1  Any mullah shortage with it?
Posted by: 3dc || 04/04/2017 21:59 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS deploys female snipers in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The Islamic State has begun deploying women snipers to hold off advancing Iraqi troops in some areas of western Mosul, while exhibiting fierce resistance at one district.

Security sources have been quoted saying snipers from IS’s notorious “al-Khansaa” women battalion had been deployed above tall buildings to shoot at security troops, but did not name the exact districts where the step was taken.

Meanwhile, Anadolu Agency quoted security commanders saying that IS fighters were fighting back fiercely at al-Yarmouk district, where intense battles between the group and security forces have been undergoing over the past few days. They added that battles left casualties on both sides.

Brig. Gen. Mostafa al-Khazraji, from the Interior Ministry’s Rapid Response forces, told the agency that IS launched three booby-trapped cars towards security forces at Yarmouk, leaving three members dead and a few others wounded.

He said the suicide attacks were followed by gun and mortar assaults, forcing troops to retreat to the outskirts of Yarmouk waiting for a aerial intervention that would pave the way for a fresh ground invasion.

Meanwhile, 32 IS members and eight security troopers were killed in an attack on Federal Police and Rapid Response troops in Orouba region, southwest of Mosul, Lt. Dergham Khafaji todl Anadolu Agency. He added that the fighters were attempting to tap into bad weather to carry out the attack which lasted for more than three consecutive hours.

Three other officers were killed in a drone attack by IS on a military deployment near the Nineveh Governorate building in central Mosul, Maj. Alaa al-Zahri, from the Rapid Response force, told Anadolu Agency.

Iraqi government forces retook eastern Mosul from IS in January, and launched an offensive mid February to retake the west, where security commanders have said they had taken over 60 percent of territory.
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ISIS families attacked in Anbar

Hiit (IraqiNews.com) Unknown attackers threw sound bombs at houses owned by families of Islamic State fighters in western Anbar, according to local sources.

Alsumaria News quoted the sources saying that the unidentified attackers hurled the grenades late Sunday at houses in the city of Hiit belonging to locals whose sons had joined the extremist militant group.

No casualties or material damages resulted from the attack, according to the source.

Local fury against families of IS members had prompted officials at the city to call for evacuating those families to prevent potential actions of violence.

Islamic State militants took over large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria in 2014 to proclaim an “Islamic Caliphate”. Since then, the group executed hundreds of Iraqis for violating its strict religious codes, collaborating with security and attempting to flee areas under its control.

The Iraqi government says more than four million people were displaced since IS emergence.

IS is currently struggling with a few remaining members to defend Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq where a security campaign has been running since October 2016 to retake the city.

IS has held a few towns in western Anbar since 2014, and the Iraqi government is predicted to move to liberating those areas after retaking Mosul.

ISIS kills imam in western Mosul(!)

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Mosul has said that Islamic State militants killed the imam of a mosque located in the western side of the city.

“IS militants shot dead the Imam of a mosque in Hawi al-Kanisah region in front of the residents after he refused to approve a death sentence against people who refused to take part in terrorist operations against the security troops deployed there,” the source told Alsumaria News on Monday.

The source added that “the Imam refused to issue the death sentence and shoot them as such sentences should be issued by a judge and carried out by authorities in question.”

After losing most of the lands that were under its control in Mosul, IS resorts to this step to intimidate people to urge them carry out terrorist operations.

IS has executed hundreds of civilians and security members since it took over large areas in Iraq to proclaim a self-styled “Islamic Caliphate”.

Iraqi troops launched military operations to drive IS militants out of western Mosul, Islamic State’s strongest stronghold in Iraq.

Eastern Mosul was recaptured from IS in January, after a US-backed offensive was launched in October. A new offensive started in February to retake the west.

Retaking Mosul could ruin the “Islamic Caliphate”, which was declared in 2014 when the group occupied several parts of the country.
Google Map at the link

20 civilian dead found in southern Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Twenty bodies of women and children, executed by the Islamic State, were found in the south of Nineveh province, a medical source said.

“The hospital of Qayyarah town, south of Mosul, received 20 bodies of women and children who were killed by IS while trying to escape the western side of Mosul,” the source told Alsumaria on Monday. The bodies were found by security troops near the town, he added.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said “some bodies are decayed. They were buried at the same places, where they were executed by the militants.”

Tens of civilians who flee regions controlled by IS have been shot dead or killed by mines planted by the militants.

Hundreds of civilians and security members were executed by IS since it took over large areas in Iraq to proclaim a self-styled “Islamic Caliphate” in 2014. The executions were carried out over accusations of collaboration with the Iraqi security authorities or for attempting to flee areas under its control.

Iraqi forces and allied militias have found several mass graves in Islamic State-held areas since the Iraqi government, backed by a U.S.-led military coalition, launched a major security offensive in October 2016 to recapture the city of Mosul, Islamic State’s largest stronghold in Iraq.

Iraqi and coalition forces are also facing accusations of causing dozens of civilian deaths over the past month while targeting IS locations in Mosul.
Google Map at the link

32 civilians die in ISIS shelling in eastern Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Thirty-two civilians, including women and children, died Monday when Islamic State militants shelled areas in eastern and northern Mosul, according to an Iraqi security officer.

Capt. Amir Watheq told Kurdish-run BasNews that IS improvised mortars targeted Muthanna, Baladiyat, Rifaq, al-Barid and al-Sukkar districts in eastern and northeastern Mosul, causing the casualties which ambluances rushed to hospitals and medical units in the region.

Civilian’s safety has been a heating matter since U.S.-backed operations launched in October to retake Iraq’s second largest city.

Though hundreds of IS fighters fled eastern Mosul when security forces recaptured the area in October, the militants continued to occasionally target civilians and security forces there with shelling and suicide bombings.

The dilemma persisted when another offensive launched in February to retake the western side of Mosul, a densely-populated and narrowly-structured region that is home to nearly 750.000 civilians. More than 200 civilians died in apparent strikes by the U.S.-led coalition last month. The Iraqi government and security command continue to reiterate that the deaths were caused by booby-traps planted by IS in civilians’ homes. The Pentagon said it was opening a probe into the allegations, but stressed it was not going to change combat tactics.
Google Map at the link
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