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Al-Qaeda assassinates prominent Free Syrian Army commander in Idlib
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Africa Horn
Somalia: Seven killed in Mogadishu car bombing
[Al Jazeera] At least seven people have been killed in a massive boom-mobile blast in Somalia's capital, the fourth deadly attack in the last few weeks.

The kaboom occurred at lunchtime on Wednesday at a restaurant near the ministries of internal security and youth.

"Seven people, most of them in the coffee shop, were killed in the blast. We carried maimed bodies into the hospital," police officer Hussein Ahmed told Al Jazeera, adding at least eight others were maimed.

No group grabbed credit for the kaboom, however, the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
often carries out such attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Clashes between Haftar's forces, Third Force erupt nearby Tamnihint airbase, Sabha
[Libya Observer] Early Wednesday morning, Dignity Operation fighter aircraft started bombing locations around Tamnihint airbase in the southern city of Sabha, according to Jamal al-Treki, the Third Force's commander.

Later on, the Third Force, which is appointed to secure the airbase and the entire southern region, engaged in heavy festivities with Pro-Haftar gangs led by Mohammed Ben Nayel - a staunch follower of Khalifa Haftar
... served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
"We have been clashing with those gangs led by Ben Nayel since the morning and they are using medium and heavy weapons in the vicinity of Tamnihint airbase." Sources from Third Force told local media.

"Dignity Operation warplanes are taking off from Barak airbase, some 80 km away from Tamnihint airbase." al-Treki told al-Nabaa TV on Wednesday afternoon.

He also stressed that the Haftar-led air force had conducted at least two Arclight airstrikes on Tamnihint airbase, adding that there were no damages reported.

"I believe that the Presidential Council is a body that is in favor of Haftar and is actually trying to cover for his actions." al-Treki told the local media outlet.

Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [322 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Feel-good story of the day: Dog saves wedding party from suicide bomber
[Mirror] A heroic dog at an African wedding has saved guests from a suicide bomber after fighting with the terrorist until her explosives detonated.

Officials have reportedly revealed the dog belonged to a guest at the wedding in the town of Belbelo, Nigeria.

But the pooch intercepted the suicide bomber, described by local officials as a female in her teens.

The bomber had been attempting to infiltrate the crowd when the dog arrived to save the day.

The interception triggered the girl to detonate the bomb while it was strapped around her body.

The blast killed the bomber and the dog, Nigeria police spokesperson in Borno, Victor Isuku, confirmed to local media.

The incident occurred a few hours after the killing of three suicide bombers in two foiled suicide attacks in nearby towns and is the latest in the region of northeastern Nigeria.

Young girls are being used in suicide bomb attacks in the region of the country around the town of Maiduguri by the Boko Haram jihadist insurgency.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [639 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  Feel good,
except the dog dies and the child was likely kidnapped and groomed to her role with brutality.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/06/2017 9:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Poor dog.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/06/2017 11:19 Comments || Top||

#3  except the dog dies and the child was likely kidnapped and groomed to her role with brutality

Not sure if it's Africa, or Islam, or both.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/06/2017 11:30 Comments || Top||

#4  "They're dead, Jim".
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 04/06/2017 12:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Poor, poor doggie . . . .
Posted by: Barbara || 04/06/2017 14:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Explains why Islam considers dogs unclean, dogs an smell their bullshit at long distance.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/06/2017 20:49 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
St. Petersburg Metro bomber: six recruiters arrested, parents flown in from Kyrgyzstan, apartment held IED parts

6 suspected ISIS recruiters arrested after St. Petersburg attack

[RussiaToday] Six suspected ISIS and Al-Nusra Front recruiters, said to come from Central Asian countries, were detained in St. Petersburg days after the blast in the city’s Metro. President Putin says any post-Soviet country could be the target of a terrorist attack.

Six nationals of Central Asian countries were detained following a series of anti-terrorism raid by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) the Interior Ministry and National Guard in St. Petersburg, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

The suspects, who came to Russia to seek employment, “have been recruiting people of Central Asian descent since 2015 in St. Petersburg to become followers of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] and Al Nusra Front, and to carry out terrorist attacks,” the committee said.

Having searched the suspected recruiters’ flat, the security services also retrieved Islamist propaganda literature and documents, which may be a piece of intelligence worthy of further investigation.

While investigators will specifically try to uncover the men’s connections, it is not yet clear if they were in contact with the prime suspect believed to have set off a suicide bomb inside the St. Petersburg Metro earlier this week, the committee said.

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged the rising terrorist threat, affecting not only Russia, but also its allies in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) – an organization embracing 11 former Soviet countries.

“Unfortunately, there is no sign that the security environment is improving, and tragic events in St. Petersburg are the best evidence of it,” Putin said while meeting chiefs of CIS intelligence agencies, as cited by TASS.

“We do know that each of our countries, almost every country, is a potential target of a terrorist attack,” he said. “Our countries are facing many other challenges, including organized crime and drug trafficking.

To tackle these threats, the allied security agencies should step up intelligence sharing and mutual ties, Putin said.

“We have a very good [intelligence] community, and we enjoy very good cooperation on addressing major challenges.”

‘Intelligent, sportsman, didn’t pray’: St. Petersburg bomber ‘showed no signs of radicalization’

[Russia Today] Parents, friends, colleagues and neighbors say that St. Petersburg bomber Akbarzhon Dzhalilov showed no signs of radicalization or religious fanaticism, describing him as “average,” “intelligent,” “a sportsman” and someone who “didn’t pray."

Dzhalilov rented an apartment in the north-eastern district of St. Petersburg, some 20km away from the scene of the attack, a month before the blast, after he returned from a trip to his home city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, Reuters reports.

The next day after the attack, security officials raided the apartment Dzhalilov had rented. An Investigative Committee spokeswoman told reporters that investigators found items in the apartment that were similar to the IED parts used in the unexploded device planted at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.

The spokeswoman added that both the IED and the items found in the suspect’s apartment were sent for analysis.

Dzhalilov’s neighbors told Reuters that he was a quiet tenant. "The apartment was always silent," one of his neighbors said, adding that she “never heard ... any music playing.”“Maybe he turned on the TV once," she said.

According to the media, Dzhalilov was born in Osh, the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, in the south of the country. He has a brother who is a student at a school in Osh, and a sister who is married. His father lived in St. Petersburg for quite some time and reportedly has Russian citizenship.

Dzhalilov didn’t have a Kyrgyz passport, Kyrgyz officials said. He was reportedly a minor when he moved to St. Petersburg with his father.

The consul general of Russia in Osh, Roman Svistin, told Sputnik Kyrgyzstan that Dzhalilov received his citizenship back in 2011. The decision was based on a law stating that citizenship can be given to those who have a Russian citizen as a parent. Dzhalilov’s father is currently living in Osh.

Muslim suicide bomber was radicalised two months ago on a trip to his native Kyrgyzstan

[DailyMail] Suicide bomber Akbarzhon Dzhalilov was radicalised just two months ago on a trip to his native Kyrgyzstan when he said goodbye to his parents ahead of the St Petersburg train massacre.

Sources say he flew in February and returned a completely different man.

Family friends in the city of Osk said Dzhalilov, an ethnic Uzbek, had 'golden hands' - as one revealed 'he could do any work, and do it very well' - but Russian law enforcement agencies are now urgently seeking to understand when he switched his skills from repairing cars and decorating houses to making bombs.

The killer's parents flew overnight to Russia from their native Kyrgyzstan to help a probe that needs to clarify if he was working alone or is part of a terror group plotting other explosions.

A source told the news agency Interfax he 'travelled to Kyrgyzstan for about a month and returned from there a completely different man.

'He became unsociable and closed.

'Law enforcement agencies assume that Dzhalilov was recruited by extremists.'

'On his way back he did not go to Pulkovo (St Petersburg airport) as usual but to Moscow where he met somebody.

'It could have been the curator of the terrorist group or the real mastermind of the attack in the St Petersburg metro.'

Investigators are also examining a trip he supposedly made to South Korea three years ago.

'It is not excluded that in reality he was in Syria or Iraq,' said the newspaper.

Back in St Petersburg he was on the police radar - but only because he failed to pay traffic fines.

A family friend in Osh said: 'They are very good-minded and quiet family.

'The father used to go to the mosque on Friday, but none of them were ever religious fanatics.'

The bomber skilfully renovated the family home in Osh, making other neighbours jealous at the quality of his work.

His father worked in the car repair business in St Petersburg and six years ago took Dzhalilov to do the same job. Recently, the father returned permanently to Kyrgyzstan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [458 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Great White North
Man charged with leaving Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State terror group
[THESPEC] The RCMP says they've charged a man for allegedly leaving Canada to join 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....
Death Eaters.

The Mounties say they began investigating in January 2016 after hearing allegations that Pamir Hakimzadah had travelled to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
during the fall of 2014 to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original...
They say Hakimzadah was returned to Canada after being detained by Turkish authorities.

The RCMP says Hakimzadah was charged Wednesday afternoon with leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group.

The force says Hakimzadah is in jug in Toronto and is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

It says his arrest was part of an extensive national security criminal investigation named Project Sachet.

The RCMP says there was never any risk to public safety at any time during the investigation.


Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  His mother said that he was such a good boy.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 04/06/2017 12:38 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
FBI: Man Wanted to Fight for Islamic State, Torture American
More on this story from a few days ago.
[USNEWS] An 18-year-old South Carolina man told an undercover FBI agent he thought was an 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....
recruiter that he wanted to fight for the terrorist organization and torture an American on a propaganda video, authorities said.

Zakaryia Abdin was incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
last week at the airport in Charleston as he tried to board a plane to Jordan. A grand jury indicted him Tuesday on a charge of providing material support to a terrorist organization. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

It wasn't Abdin's first scrape with the law. Two years ago, authorities said he wanted to rob a gun store to get weapons to kill soldiers as Dire Revenge for American military action in the Middle East. He was arrested before the robbery, and a parole board last May agreed to his early release.

Abdin was aware federal authorities were watching him. He told the undercover agent if he couldn't get to the Middle East to fight, he would be willing to attack a site in the U.S. He praised the Florida man who killed 49 people last year in a terror attack at a nightclub, according to the FBI statement released after Abdin's indictment.

Abdin said he wanted his face shown if he got to torture an American hostage because "I want to be the one to send the message because they know who I am," according to the FBI statement.

Court records indicated Abdin is eligible for a public defender, but one has not been appointed.

The FBI said Abdin tried to hide his tracks. He contacted authorities to tell them about guns he bought for hunting and that his trip to the Middle East was a vacation to see the Dead Sea because he realized the FBI would be aware of his purchase and travel plans. He also called authorities and asked for a meeting where he told them he no longer held the extreme beliefs that led to his first arrest.

Abdin spoke with the undercover agent for a month as he saved about $1,800 for a flight to Jordan. Abdin asked if he could send back a photo of himself to his mother once he made it to the Middle East to ease her with his sudden disappearance, the FBI said.

Abdin also sent a video of him pledging his allegiance to the Islamic State in Arabic and told them he could do whatever was needed, according to the sworn statement.

"I am coming to fight. Not play video games and sit," the undercover agent said Abdin told him.

Abdin practiced shooting several different guns during the first three months of 2017 and told the undercover agent he was being careful to avoid the authorities he figured were watching him, the FBI said.

"We are most likely to contact an undercover agent than a real brother," Abdin told the undercover agent. "That is why I carry guns in my house, in my car and even I used to secretly take to school. It is very humiliating to be captured."

Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [519 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Did this clown actually make contact with actual Islamist goons or us this just another FBI snare of a Muslim moron?
Posted by: Lumpy Unineck3688 || 04/06/2017 12:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Not 'snare', 'intervention' in a muslim moron's plans for self-destruction.

Easier to trigger the half-wackos and do wet aisle cleanup than push full-wacked communities in full flush mode.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/06/2017 15:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Bismillah, is anything finer?
Slurp gumbo and marry a minor!
That moon, those palmettos...
The dhimmis in ghettos:
Mohammedan South Carolina.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 04/06/2017 17:52 Comments || Top||

#4  A fool for Jihad or a Jihadi fool?
Posted by: alpha2c || 04/06/2017 23:26 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Taliban attack kills 6 in Pakistan, including census workers
[FOXNEWS] A Taliban jacket wallah struck a vehicle carrying census workers in eastern Pakistain on Wednesday, killing two data collectors and four soldiers who were escorting them, officials said.

The attack took place on the outskirts of Lahore, said Malik Ahmad Khan, the provincial government front man. A local police official, Mohammad Afzal, said that 15 other people were maimed in the blast, which damaged nearby shops.

Mohammad Khurasani, a front man for the Pak Taliban, grabbed credit for the attack, saying the group sought to target Pakistain's "impure army," which he called a "slave of America." The bad boy group's chief, Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much less bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
, who is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan, ordered the attack, the front man said.

Elsewhere in Pakistain, two gunnies shot and killed a former Mighty Pak Army colonel in southern city of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, said police official Rao Rafiq. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
, a Pak group linked to the Taliban and al-Qaeda, grabbed credit in a text message sent to an News Agency that Dare Not be Named news hound.
Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Photos of ISIS desert oil fields set on fire.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [458 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Not this $hit again pic?
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/06/2017 15:30 Comments || Top||


PMUs liberate Beyoot al-Teen village, western Badush, kill 5 IS militants
[Iraq News] Paramilitary troops have declared killing five 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....
Death Eaters on Wednesday during festivities that occurred in Beyoot al-Teen, west of Badush village, located western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
In a statement, al-Hashd al-Shaabi troops (Public Mobilization Units) said the troops were able to kill five IS members "during direct confrontations in Beyoot al-Teen village, west of Badush."

The statement also announced liberating the village, which is adjacent to al-Sabouniya in the west of Mosul.

Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


CTS foils suicide attack in western Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces managed to foil a suicide kaboom in the western side of the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Alsumaria News reported on Wednesday.

The Iraqi media outlet revealed that forces from the elite Counter-Terrorism Service were able to repulse a suicide attack, using a booby-trapped vehicle, launched by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terrorist group on the security troops stationed in one of the neighborhoods in western Mosul.

The CTS forces also killed the driver of the booby-trapped vehicle, as well as dismantling his boom belt, without inflicting any human or material losses on the security forces.

Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The CTS forces also killed the driver of the booby-trapped vehicle

Be interesting to see a timeline of the events.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/06/2017 15:13 Comments || Top||


2 senior IS Arab members killed in western Mosul
[Iraq News] Two senior Arab 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 were killed in Iraqi Arclight airstrikes on western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, according to a statement on Wednesday by the military intelligence service.

Iraqi fighter jets bombarded al-Haramat district in western Mosul, killing the pair, according to the statement. Those were Hashem (Abu Abdullah) Abdel-Wahab, a Saudi national in charge of IS accoةmodations in Haramat, as well as Saab Khleif, aka Abu Zoheir, a Tunisian who was the district’s military commander.

Earlier on Wednesday, Federal Police chief, Shaker Jawdat, said in statements his forces had killed 30 Islamic State members, including the commander of the group’s "special forces", Abdel Qader Saleh, aka Abu Jarrah, near the fifth bridge linking the western area with the east.

Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IS executes three prominent leaders west of Mosul
[Iraq News] 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....
executed three of its prominent leaders in the west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, located 400 KM north of Baghdad, a policeman from Nineveh province said on Wednesday.

"IS killed each of Mohsen Zakariya al-Jabouri, Mete’b Attallah and Qahtan Najaf al-Shibli, in the aftermath of internal disputes among the bully boys," Captain Jasem Mohammed told BasNews on Wednesday.

The victims were rubbed out in Mesherfa region, west of Mosul.

Islamic State fighters, who have shown fierce resistance over the past months, weakened as operations in the east neared their end. Some reports indicate serious divisions and infighting within its ranks. Other reports had said that the group sentenced some of its fighters to death for delinquency on the battlefield.
Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Police, PMUs say killed 60 IS militants west of Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi police forces and allied paramilitary troops said Wednesday they killed 60 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....
murderous Moslems, including a senior commander, in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Federal Police chief Shaker Jawdat said in statements his forces killed 30 Islamic State members, including the commander of its "special forces", Abdel Qader Saleh, aka Abu Jarrah, near the fifth bridge linking the western area with the east.

He said Abu Jarrah was the leader of Jaish Dabeq (Army), an Islamic State sub-division.

Also in western Mosul, pro-Iraqi government paramilitary troops said they killed 30 other IS murderous Moslems. al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), said through their media service that troops, backed by Iraqi fighter jets, bombarded IS locations in Sallal and Kum al-Habib villages, causing the deaths and damages to combat equipment on the group’s side.

Dozens of IS faceless myrmidons of diverse nationalities were killed in security strikes in western Mosul over the past two days, including booby-trapping officials and children fighters recruiters.

Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IS leaders start to flee Mosul and abandon foreign fighters: Asa’ib
[Iraq News] Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of Righteous People) movement declared, on Wednesday, that leaders of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group started to flee the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, and abandoned the imported muscle.

Military Spokesman for the movement, Jawad al-Talibawi, said in a press statement that the leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group started to escape from the city of Mosul, and abandoned the imported muscle who are facing vague future.

However,
the way to a man's heart remains through his stomach...
a number of the Islamic State imported muscle surrendered to security forces in the last few days, Talibawi added.

Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq is an Iraqi Shi’a paramilitary group, and is currently fighting against the Islamic State terrorist group as part of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces).

Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [396 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "You stay here. I'll go get help"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/06/2017 16:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Heh. That moment when you look around your fighting position and suddenly realize who the sucker is.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/06/2017 16:34 Comments || Top||


CTS liberates Maghreb neighborhood in western Mosul
[Iraq News] ’We Are Coming, Nineveh’ Operations Command, on Wednesday, announced that Counter-Terrorism forces liberated al-Maghreb neighborhood, in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, and raised Iraqi flag over its buildings.

Commander of operation, Major General Abdel Amir Yarallah, said in a press statement that forces from the Counter-Terrorism Service liberated al-Maghreb neighborhood, and raised Iraqi flag over its buildings.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, Cynthia backed into the galley, the barbecue fork held in front of her.
Jack! she called. Where the hell are you?...

Iraqi security forces are going through fierce battles to recapture the city of Mosul 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....
terrorist group, after the announcement of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to start an offensive, in 19 February 2017, to retake the western side of the city.
Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian shot during IDF arrest sweep near Bethlehem
[IsraelTimes] Rioters attack forces with Molotov cocktails and rocks during operation to detain three terror suspects.

A Paleostinian man was shot overnight Tuesday during an Israeli operation to arrest terror suspects in the Deheishe refugee camp outside Bethlehem.

The IDF said in a statement that rioters attacked soldiers with Molotov cocktails and stones as they carried out the arrests operation south of Jerusalem.

Soldiers opened fire, hitting the man and injuring him. He was brought to the Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for treatment to his injuries.

Three men were jugged
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
during the operation.

The Paleostinian Ma’an News Agency reported that the injured man was Akram al-Atrash, 23, and that he was at death's door after suffering three gunshot wounds.

Local sources identified the arrested men as Moatasem Rkabban, Ahmed Macadam, and Ahmed Sarawi, the report said.

Three other Paleostinians were arrested in other areas of the West Bank. One suspect, detained in Qalandiya refugee camp, was a wanted Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", activist, according to the IDF statement.

Five of those arrested were detained for being involved in "popular terror," the army said, employing a catch-all term used for festivities with security forces, rock throwing and other low-level violence.

All of the detainees were taken away for questioning.

Security forces also found a metal lathe used to manufacture illegal weapons in the town of Kafr ad-Dik. The lathe was confiscated by security forces, the IDF statement said.

Police arrest two Palestinians for throwing stones and firebombs at Rachel's Tomb

[Ynet] Two Paleostinian residents of the West Bank were placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by police for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Rachel's Tomb.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syrian-trained Hamas agent nabbed by Shin Bet
[Ynet] 23-year-old resident of the West Bank tossed in the calaboose on suspicion of working as a Hamas recruiter and plotting terrorist activity against Israel; he was indicted several days ago and charged with crimes against national security.

A resident of Qalqilya, 23-year-old Malak Nazar Youssef Kazmar was locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
two months ago by the Shin Bet and the IDF on the suspicion of recruiting people to the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, and plotting deadly terror attacks against Israelis.

According to the Shin Bet, it emerged during his interrogation that Kazmar, who had lived in Turkish Cyprus for the last few years, had been recruited by Hamas while he was in Jordan in August 2015 and sent to a military training camp in Syria in January 2016.

In the Syrian military camp, Kazmar learned to shoot and underwent theoretical training on the production of bombs.

In January 2017, shortly before he returned to the West Bank, he met with Hamas operatives in Istanbul who instructed him to recruit additional Hamas agents who were residing in Israel.

Kazmar was arrested upon his return to the West Bank however, before he could implement the instructions he was given.

During his interrogation, Kazmar turned over the contents of an encrypted memory card that he had received from his operators in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, which contained extensive security guidelines and information intended to assist him in carrying out his missions.

He was indicted several days. He was charged with crimes against national security.

The Shin Bet has stated that the "Hamas leadership continues to be assisted by activists who return to the West Bank to promote terrorist activity, while its leaders operate without interference in various countries abroad."
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Southeast Asia
10 Abu Sayyaf men die, 2 officers hurt in clash
[GULFTODAY.AE] At least 10 members of the Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
terror group were killed while 32 soldiers were maimed, including an Army battalion commander and a junior officer, in a clash on the island province of Sulu in restive Mindanao, the military confirmed on Tuesday.

Major General Carlito Galvez, the chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) identified the maimed officers as Lieutenant Colonel William George Cordova, the head of the Army’s 41st Infantry Batttalion and First Lieutenant Joe Mari Landicho.

Galvez said the two officers were among the 32 soldiers maimed in an hour-long heavy fighting clash with about 80 Abu Sayyaf murderous Moslems in a mountain village in the town of Talipao, Sulu on Sunday morning.

He added Cordova and Landicho suffered minor wounds but one of the soldiers was at death's door with a bullet wound in the head and was immediately airlifted to the military hospital at the Westmincom headquarters in Zamboanga City.

Cordova headed a military team immediately dispatched to the mountain village in Talipao after receiving a tip from concerned residents that about 80 murderous Moslems were in the area along with their Filipino and foreign hostages including Indonesian and Vietnamese sailors, according to Galvez.

"The Abu Sayyaf enjoyed the advantage of being on higher ground as they fired MO3 grenade launchers at the approaching soldiers," Galvez said but added the soldiers countered by using 105mm howitzers until the bandidos gunnies withdrew. He also vowed they would continue their intensified "search and destroy" operations until they have rescued the estimated 30 Filipinos and foreigners still being held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf.
Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Al-Qaeda assassinates prominent Free Syrian Army commander in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) has announced the liquidation of a prominent Free Syrian Army commander.

The FSA quickly blamed Tahrir al-Sham, otherwise known as al-Qaeda in Syria, for the liquidation of Ahmad al-Soud. The terrorist group has not yet grabbed credit for the attack yet.

Soud was the commander of the Free Syrian Army’s 13th Division, and was shot near the village of Khan-al-Subul while driving in a vehicle.

This liquidation of the prominent commander has the potential to make bully boy-held Idlib descend back into a civil war that has continually plagued the province since they rapidly invaded it in 2015.
Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [623 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Terror Networks
ISIS-linked hackers release 9,000-name ‘kill list’ for US & UK
[RT] A group of hackers supporting 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....
have released a "kill list" with the names of 8,786 people primarily from the US and UK, inciting violence against them, and also leaving a threatening message for Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
The chilling message was delivered via a video posted on Telegram, the private messaging app, on Sunday night. The hackers, known as United Cyber Caliphate (UCC), ordered those watching to murder the people on the list, according to SITE Intelligence Group.


"We have a message to the people of the US and most importantly your President Trump," read the on-screen text.

"Know that we continue to wage war against you. Know that your counter attacks only make us stronger. The UCC will start a new step in this war against you," it continued.

On Tuesday, an IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIS) front man, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, challenged lone wolves in the US, Europe and Russia to "preoccupy" the enemy and attack their interests.
Posted by: Fred || 04/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [411 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Any reason to think this one will be more actionable than the last one?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/06/2017 15:06 Comments || Top||



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  Al-Qaeda assassinates prominent Free Syrian Army commander in Idlib
Wed 2017-04-05
  Global outcry over suspected Syria chemical attack
Tue 2017-04-04
  ISIS raid in Yemen leaves scores of Houthi troops dead on the battlefield
Mon 2017-04-03
  Reports of an explosion(3) in a metro station in central #StPetersburg, #Russia
Sun 2017-04-02
  IS second-in-command killed in airstrike: Iraqi State TV
Sat 2017-04-01
  South Carolina man charged with trying to join Islamic State
Fri 2017-03-31
  Mortars hit near Somali Presidential Palace, 2 hurt
Thu 2017-03-30
  503 militants surrender in Homs
Wed 2017-03-29
  Taliban commanders among 21 killed in Helmand airstrikes: MoD
Tue 2017-03-28
  33 ISIS troops die in Nangarhar airstrike
Mon 2017-03-27
  Leading member of Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis killed in North Sinai raid: Egyptian army
Sun 2017-03-26
  Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt
Sat 2017-03-25
  ISIL withdrawing fighters from southern Syria to concentrate on Raqqa
Fri 2017-03-24
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