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Iranian brigadier general killed by jihadist militants in northern Hama
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Afghanistan
Senior Taliban leader arrested in North of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior Taliban leader has been tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by the Afghan cops in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said the detained Taliban leader has been identified as Mullah Esmatullah who is also famous as Jalali.

According to a statement by NDS, Mullah Esmatullah was appointed as the shadow district chief of Hazrat Sultan district of Samangan.

The statement further added that Mullah Esmatullah was arrested following a shootout with the Afghan intelligence operatives and after he suffered injuries.

The Afghan intelligence operatives also confiscated an Ak-47 assault rifle and cycle of violence belonging to Mullah Esmatullah.

NDS said Mullah Esmatullah was deployed to Samangan to carry out a series of attacks during the new year.

Elaborating regarding the potential attacks of Mullah Esmatullah, NDS said the detained Taliban leader was looking to coordinated some suicide kabooms, kabooms, roadside kaboomings, and liquidation of the prominent and famous government and local officials.

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25 militants killed, vehicle packed with explosives destroyed in Uruzgan airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twenty gunnies were killed and a vehicle packed with explosives was destroyed in an Arclight airstrike conducted in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Arclight airstrike was conducted in the vicinity of Tarinkot city, the quiet provincial capital of Uruzgan province.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban gunnies and turbans belonging to the other krazed killer groups are actively operating in its various districts.

In the meantime, MoD said at least ten gunnies were killed and seven more were maimed during a separate operation conducted in the vicinity of Shindand district in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province.

MoD also added that six turbans were killed during an operation conducted in Greshk district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

In another operation conducted in the vicinity of the central city of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
, at least six turbans were killed and seven more were maimed.

According to MoD, at least one myrmidon was killed and two more were maimed during an operation in Shajoi district of Zabul.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the Taliban gunnies have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


15 ISIS militants killed during Hamza operations in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least fifteen forces of Evil 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 ongoing Hamza military operations 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.

According to the local officials, the forces of Evil were killed in the past 24 hours in Achin district during the clearance operations and Arclight airstrikes.

The provincial government media office in a statement said Thursday at least thirty ISIS forces of Evil were killed during the Hamza operations since Wednesday.

The statement further added that three more ISIS forces of Evil were also killed and five others were maimed during the Shaheen military operations in Ghani Khel district.

The provincial government also added that 700 hectares of land were also cleared of poppy during the ongoing campaign to eradicate opium cultivation in this province.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed hard boy groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.

Both the Afghan and US forces conducted regular strikes against the loyalists of the terror group in this province.

The increased raids, usually involving dronezaps, by the US forces followed a broader role granted by the B.O. regime earlier last year.

Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Somalia's government troops battle Al Shabaab fighters near port town
[Garowe Online] A heavy fighting between Somali forces and Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
bully boyz has erupted onThursday near the port town of Marka, located 110 km south-west of the capital Mogadishu, Garowe Online reports.

Cap. Abdullahi Ali, a senior military officer, told GO over the phone that Somali National Army (SNA) backed by AMISOM troops have advanced to Bufow and Kabtanlas areas, to dislodge Al-Shabaab fighters.

"Thursday's festivities began after SNA and AMISOM troops have launched a joint offensive against turbans-held villages near Marka town. We don't have the exact number of casualties so far," said Ali.

Residents also told GO that heavy exchange of gunfire is ongoing as allied troops had recaptured parts of the areas, with hundreds of soldiers in battle-wagons are advancing from different directions.

African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
forces were reported to have bombed rebel-held area with mortars to open the transit routes to major Al-Shabaab strongholds in Lower Shabelle region, according to the sources.

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Somalia: AMISOM accused of killing civilians in Barawe
[Garowe Online] African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was reported to have killed 5 civilians including children near Barawe district in Lower Shabelle region, Garowe Online reports.

Southwest state parliamentarian Mohammed Hafaay, confirmed the incident and stated the AU forces have killed a man, his wife and their 3 children.

"AMISOM has killed a family in Wareer-malle village, we don’t know the reason behind the killing of innocent family, it’s unfortunate tragedy" said the MP.

The incident occurred after a kaboom was reported it targeted AMISOM forces in the area.

However,
women are made to be loved, not understood...
he requested the Somali Federal government to launch an investigation into the matter and hold the AMISOM accountable for the killing of innocent civilians.

However,
women are made to be loved, not understood...
AU officials haven’t released a statement in regard to incident near Barawe. In similar tragedy last December, AMISOM forces have killed 6 civilians in Qoryoley district after firing a mortar on a minibus ferrying passengers.

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Mogadishu Mortar Attack Kills 3 Family Members
[An Nahar] At least three people belonging to the same family were killed and three others maimed when mortar shells landed on their home in Mogadishu Friday, a security official and witnesses said.

The shells struck the southern Mogadishu suburb of Danwadagta near a security checkpoint for the airport in the Somali capital.

"Three civilians died and three others were maimed after mortar shells hit their house," said security official Abdi Muhidin.

"Two of the dead were a mother and her daughter and all of the victims belong to the same family," said witness Awale Yasin.

The attack is the second this week in Mogadishu after a boom-mobile at a restaurant left seven dead on Wednesday.

In southern Somalia, a minibus hit a landmine on Thursday, killing 19 people in an area hotly contested between al- Shabaab gunnies and government and African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
troops.

Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram attacks, burns Nigerian army base
[UPI] Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Death Eaters attacked a Nigerian army convoy and burned its military base, soldiers and witnesses said.

The base, in Wajirko village in northeastern Borno state, was burned and looted on Thursday after members of Boko Harm, the anti-government group with Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
ties, attacked a military convoy. Five soldiers were maimed and were missing after the attack, a soldier said.

Soldiers fled the burning military base, 90 miles from the city of Maiduguri, a resident of Wajiriko told the Naij news agency. He added that gunnies arrived at the base in pickup trucks, and engaged in heavy gunfire before they burned the installation. The resident noted, though, that only soldiers and not villagers were attacked.

Mustapha Karimbe, a member of a local citizens' vigilante group which is aiding in the fight against Boko Haram, said the soldiers at the base moved to another base about 40 miles away.

"There were no reports of casualties from either side, but the base was completely burned by the Boko Haram terrorists, and the soldiers fled," Karimbe said.

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Arabia
Saudi-backed troops retake turf from Houthis in Taiz province
[ALMASDARNEWS] Saudi-backed forces retook two hills in northwestern Taiz on Thursday amid heavy ongoing festivities with Houthi-led Popular Committees.

Advancing through the mountainous northwestern Taiz region, the Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
National Army (YNA) took control of the Radar hill and Qare’ hill which overlook Khamsin street, according to our partners at Russia Today:

Rumours indicate that Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n generals are preparing an invasion of the blockaded port city of al-Hudaydah in western Yemen in a bid to defeat the Houthi-led rebellion.

Meanwhile,
...back at the precinct house, Don Calamari's lawyer was getting even redder in the face...
ISIS is also clashing with the Houthis and have set up training camps in deserts of central Yemen. Jihadist raids constantly harass the Popular Committees across Bayda.
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Europe
Stockholm police catch 2nd of 3 beer truck terrorists after a dramatic high-speed car chase: 'ISIS-supporting' Uzbeki father-of-four, 39, is arrested before another suspect is led away in handcuffs
Information as of 10 p.m. EDT Friday. Hopefully the third man will be picked up today, along with their connections.
[DailyMail]
  • Terror suspect jumped into cab of a beer lorry while its driver was making a delivery

  • Masked man sped through central Stockholm aiming at pedestrians before crashing into the Åhlens department store on Klarabergsgatan. At least four people died and 15 were injured

  • Witnesses heard shots fired and two suspects were filmed being detained in the street

  • A 39-year-old father-of-four was arrested in the northern suburb of Marsta

  • And there was a further arrest of a younger man at 11pm in nearby Hjulsta
This is the moment Swedish police snared a suspected Isis fanatic following a high-speed chase and tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
him in relation to the Stockholm truck attack that saw at least four people killed and 15 injured.

The 39-year-old father-of-four was arrested in the northern suburb of Marsta after going on the run following the attack, reported Swedish newspaper Aftonblat. The man, believed to be from Uzbekistan, was wearing a balaclava, with broken glass on his clothes. He reportedly confessed to being involved in the atrocity. He had posted Isis propaganda on Facebook and liked pictures of casualties after the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013, Aftonblat reported.

Police suspect he was behind the wheel of the truck, although other security sources reported in Swedish media said the driver is still on the lam.

Two men were tackled to the ground at the scene and arrested. Police questioned them but said they were not suspected of any crime.
A further arrest was made at 11pm last night in the Stockholm suburb of Hjulsta, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen. Pictures show the second man, who looked younger, being handcuffed and taken away in a police car. According to Swedish television, the two arrested men are linked.

During the attack, which happened around 3pm local time, a hijacked 30-tonne truck ploughed down pedestrians before crashing into a shopping centre and bursting into flames.

Three men jumped out from inside the lorry and opened fire before trying to stab pedestrians, witnesses said.

Two men were tackled to the ground and arrested. Police questioned them but said they were not suspected of any crime.

Police released CCTV of the man who bravely ran away, who was wearing a green jacket, white shoes and a grey hoodie. Officers said the first suspect arrested on Friday evening in Marsta resembled the man in the appeal photos.

Following the lorry crash, armed turbans were seen running into Stockholm's Central railway station and opening fire. Two people were also said to have been stabbed.

Spendrups Brewery said the truck belonged to its company and was stolen. The vehicle's original driver, who has not been named, was hurt in the hijacking after trying to cling to the vehicle.

Stockholmers appeared to be following police advice to stay indoors and avoid crowded areas, with a number of normally-bustling city streets deserted.

Security was also beefed up across European cities in the wake of the attack. In Norway, one of the few European countries where police are not routinely armed, officials announced that officers in major urban areas would now carry firearms. In a tweet, Norwegian Police said officers in its largest cities and at Oslo’s airport would be carrying weapons until further notice. In Finland, police increased patrols in the capital Helsinki.
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#1  The joys of multiculturism.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2017 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Takes all the fun out of "hit by a beer truck"
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2017 5:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Take all of George Soros' money and buy a big chunk of land in central Uzbekistan/Kasahkstan and turn it into the new Australia for all discontented Muzzies ie any of them that think Sharia is correct, sort of like Escape from NY.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/08/2017 7:27 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
‘Terrorists’ arrested in Swat, Kohat
[DAWN] MINGORA/KOHAT: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police on Thursday tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
two suspected bully boyz in Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
and Kohat.

In Swat, the CTD police said that the alleged Death Eater identified as Zahoor, a resident of Palaw Sakhakot, was arrested from bypass road at Rahimabad. They said that the Death Eater was reportedly involved in anti-state activities and was wanted to police in torching a government school at Dardiyal village in Kabal tehsil in 2008. He was taken to an unidentified location for further investigation.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the pastor had finally been wrestled from the pulpit.
Y'got the wrong guy! he yelled just before Sergeant Malone's billy club landed...

Swat district police officer Mohammad Ijaz said that police were well-prepared and capable to ensure a peaceful environment in Swat valley. Talking to media persons here on Thursday, he said that owing to peaceful situation in Swat for last many years the number of tourists was increasing steadily.

In Kohat, the CTD staff arrested an alleged terrorist in the border of tribal area and recovered improvised bomb and explosives from his possession on Thursday.

According to a statement, the terrorist, identified as Bilal, was entering Kohat from Frontier Region of Jawaki when the CTD force nabbed him. It said that that the police also seized an improvised bomb, one and half kilogrammes of explosives and a detonator. The bomb disposal squad later defused the bomb. The suspect was taken to unknown place after securing his physical remand from a court and registration of FIR against him.

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LEAs arrest 10 suspects in manhunt
[DAWN] LAHORE: Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) claimed on Thursday to have tossed in the clink
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
10 suspects in a joint combing operation in various parts of the city.

The operation was launched after a suicide kaboom on a census team on Bedian Road in which seven people, including four soldiers, were killed and 18 others injured.
Continued on Page 49
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Iraq
Jund al-Imam repulses IS attack on west of Baiji, 14 militants killed
[Iraq News] Kata’ib Jund al-Imam movement announced, on Thursday, killing 14 members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, after repulsing the group’s attack on west of Baiji District, in Salahuddin Province.

The movement’s Official Abu Karar al-Asadi said in a press statement that Kata’ib Jund al-Imam managed to repulse a violent attack launched by the Islamic State group on al-Sineya-Haditha defense line, west of Baiji.

"Our security forces also inflicted heavy human and material losses on the attackers," Asadi explained.

Furthermore, Asadi added that 14 members of the terrorist group were killed during the festivities and two others were maimed, while security forces burned three booby-trapped vehicles during the attack that lasted for more than three hours.

"Unfortunately, two of our soldiers were killed and four others were maimed during the attack," Asadi stated.

Earlie today, al-Hashd al-Shaabi media office also announced repulsing another attack by the Islamic State group on al-Harariyat area in Baiji District.

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200 IS militants killed as Salahuddin province launches ‘preemptive’ operations
[Iraq News] Two-hundred 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....
Lions of Islam were killed as officials in Salahuddin province said Friday they launched a "preemptive" offensive against the group.

The province’s statement said the offensive was codenamed "Revenge for the Martyrs of Iraq and Salahuddin".

Salahuddin has witnessed an escalation in IS attacks on deployments by Iraqi government forces and allied paramilitary troops al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units).

PMUs said Thursday they killed 14 IS members after an attempted attack on the city of Baiji, north of the province. The news came hours after six jacket wallahs from the group were reportedly killed before carrying out an attack at the city.

On Wednesday, a violent attack by the Islamic State on Salahuddin’s city of Tikrit left 31 dead, including 14 coppers.

The United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
Assistance Mission in Iraq says 1115 people, excluding security members, were killed and maimed in violence across Iraq during March.

Islamic State has stepped up attacks against civilians, security forces and allied paramilitary troops across Iraq since Iraqi government troops, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, launched an offensive in October to retake the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, IS’s largest stronghold in Iraq. Observers say the attacks outside Mosul seek to make up for losses the group has sustained there.
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One killed, 3 injured in southern Baghdad bomb blast
[Iraq News] A bomb blast killed one civilian and wounded three others southwest of Baghdad on Friday, security sources were quoted saying.

Alghad Press website quoted the sources saying the blast took place near a popular market in Suwaib region, southwest of the capital.
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Army recaptures Anbar village near Mosul, kill 30 militants
[Iraq News] Iraqi army forces took over a village near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
on Friday, killing 30 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 in the process, according to an army commander.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) media service quoted Lt. Gen Qassem Nazzal, commander of the army’s 9th division invaded the village of Rayhanna, killed 30 Islamic State members and destroyed several booby-trapped vehicles belonging to the group.

Nazzal, pointing to the "strategic importance" of the village, said troops were combing its houses, expecting the searches to conclude within a few hours.
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40 Iraqi soldiers killed by 5 ISIS suicide bombings near Baiji
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
unleashed a series of hit-and-run attacks on Iraqi outposts and checkpoints on the outskirts of Baiji beginning on Thursday morning in a seeming bid to divert government troops from their offensive in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Spearheaded by an astonishing five jacket wallahs, ISIS turbans infiltrated a number of Iraqi-held points north and west of Baiji, an Iraqi Army stronghold on the Tigris River.

According to Amaq Agency, ISIS operations in the Salahuddin governorate led to the destruction of 9 Hummer vehicles and three Iraqi Army tanks while some 40 government soldiers were killed on Thursday alone.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
In overnight raids, IDF measures car-rammer’s home for demolition
[IsraelTimes] Military also arrests brother of Paleostinian who killed Sgt. Elhai Teharlev in vehicular attack; impounds cars and seizes 'terror funds'.

Israeli troops on Friday raided the West Bank hometown of a Paleostinian assailant who plowed his car into two IDF soldiers a day earlier, killing one of them, the army said.

In Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, the military also impounded cars it said were stolen and seized some NIS 40,000 ($11,000) of "terror funds," the IDF said.

On Thursday morning, a Silwad resident, 21-year-old Malek Ahmad Mousa Hamed, drove his car into the soldiers at the nearby Ofra junction. Sgt. Elhai Teharlev, 20, was killed and another soldier was lightly maimed.

In the early morning raid on Friday, Hamed’s brother was tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
and the family’s home was measured -- the first step in preparing it for demolition.

On Thursday night, the army imposed a so-called "breathing closure" on the Paleostinian town, allowing residents in freely, but only letting them out after a security check, the army said.

Also on Thursday, the work permits for the entire family were frozen. On Friday, those permits were taken away, the IDF said.

The army’s Silwad operation was carried out in collaboration with the Shin Bet security service, Israel Police, and Border Police.

"This is part of the ’concept of expanded prevention’ for taking action against all the circles of support for the terrorist," the army said in a statement.

In an unrelated operation, the IDF arrested three other Paleostinians in the West Bank city of Nablus.

According to the military, one of them was a member of the Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, terrorist group, while the other two took part in "popular terrorism," a catch-all term typically referring to rock-throwing and violent protests against security forces.
Ynet adds:
Malak Hamed was arrested following the attack and taken for interrogation by the Shin Bet. He is part of the Hamed extended family, which is linked to Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",. Nine members of the family have committed terrorist crimes in the West Bank over the years.
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#1  Would've worked better if the house were to be demolished with his entire family inside.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2017 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Prob crush the car too.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2017 5:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Raze the whole neighborhood, I'm sure there more complicit ppl around.
Posted by: chris || 04/08/2017 16:06 Comments || Top||


Hamas Commander Ghandour Designated as Global Terrorist
[Asharq al-Aswat] The US State Department gave a "global terrorist" designation to Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", commander Abu Anas al-Ghandour considering him a direct threat to the US and its interest, in a statement for the Department.

Under a 2001 executive order that imposes sanctions on foreigners who have committed or posed a significant risk of committing terrorist attacks, the US and its citizens will generally not be allowed to conduct business with Ghandour ‐ also all assets he have in the US were frozen.

Ghandour leads a Gazoo brigade for Hamas, which the US considers a terrorist organization, according to the US State Department. He played a role in the kidnapping of Shalit at an Israeli border crossing, were two Israeli soldiers were killed and four were maimed.

A report prepared by the US House of Representative Committee on Homeland Security revealed that forces of Evil have increased their targeting of airports for the sake of spreading dismay in the US ‐ it added that up to 245 terrorist attacks took place in the US since September 2001 attacks and 36 others were discovered in 2016.

Senator Michael McColl, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, stressed that efforts should be intensified to deprive these snuffies from their safe havens abroad and to face extremism strictly inside the US.

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Southeast Asia
31 attacks across Thai south target power grid
[The Nation] Muslim militants in Thailand's four southernmost provinces carried out 31 coordinated attacks beginning at midnight on Thursday. There were 12 attacks in Pattani, seven in Yala, nine in Narathiwat and three in Songkhla.

Pattani was hardest hit, the actions causing power blackouts in several parts of the province. Officials said four rebels riding two motorcycles planted a bomb in front of a school in Mueang district and detonated it soon after, while a second, unexploded bomb was found later.

Insurgents also detonated three bombs and set tires ablaze in front of a college in Nong Chik district, and burned tires and set off explosives to damage utility poles in various locations in Yaran and Yarang districts.

In Yala, three power poles were damaged with homemade bombs, in the village of Joh Bantang and in Bannang Sata district. A power transformer in front of the Bannang Sata tambon office was torched and tires and a power pole were set on fire in three villages in Thanto district.

In Pattani, there were two bombings in Sungai Kolo district, three in Tak Bai, two in Ru Soh and one each in Waeng and Bacho districts.

In Songkhla the assailants torched tires in front of a rubber plant in Chana district and burned down utility poles in two Saba Yoi district villages.
Posted by: ryuge || 04/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [388 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
IS executes 7 civilians in Raqqa, abducts dozens to use them as human shields
[Iraq News] The self-proclaimed 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, on Thursday, executed 7 civilians in one of the northern rural villages in Raqqa, for trying to flee the IS-held areas, while kidnapped others to use them as human shields.

Sources told Bas News that the Islamic State krazed killers, who are stationed in Manzl village (25 km north of Raqqa) executed, today, seven civilians for trying to flee the IS-held areas.

The Islamic State group also kidnapped dozens of the village’s residents, in order to use them as human shields, while withdrawing from the village to avoid the coalition air strikes, they added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter wished he had a cup of coffee. Even instant would do...
reports revealed that many maimed were found inside the village, after the exit of the Islamic State Death Eaters from the village, and they were transferred to the hospitals of Girê sipî (Tel Abiad).
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Russian air strike kills 11 people in Idlib province
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] At least 11 people killed Friday in a Russian Arclight airstrike on Idlib province hours after U.S. air strikes on regime air base in central Syria left 6 soldiers killed, activists said.

The provocative strike by Russia on Heesh town and neighboring villages in the southern countryside defied an international consensus says targeting civilians must be stopped.

The Syrian Observatory fro Human Rights said Arclight airstrikes may also have struck Khan Sheikhun town on Friday, where a chemical attack killed scores of people this week.

The US fired dozens of cruise missiles on Friday at an airfield from which it said the Khan Sheikhun chemical attack that killed at least 86 people was launched on Tuesday.

Washington blamed the gas attack on Syrian government forces. The Syrian regime strongly denies responsibility and says it does not use chemical weapons.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [349 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


3 Dead, 10 Hurt in Ain el-Hilweh Clashes, Shelling Reaches Areas outside Camp
[An Nahar] At least three people were killed and ten others were maimed Friday after armed festivities erupted at the Paleostinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hellhole in the southern city of Sidon, media reports said.

"The casualty toll has risen to three dead and over 10 maimed," MTV said, adding that "gunshots have reached the Sidon-Zahrani highway and the sounds of shells are echoing across the city of Sidon."

The fighting erupted during a deployment by the Joint Paleostinian Security Force on the camp's al-Fawqani street, the National News Agency said.

It said the clash erupted with a hardline Islamist group led by the murderous Moslem Bilal Badr and that rocket-propelled grenades and machineguns were being used in the fighting.

Clashes intensified in the evening amid Lebanese and Paleostinian political contacts aimed at reaching a ceasefire, the agency reported.

It said several shells had reached areas outside the camp such as the Siroub area, the area near the Officers Club, and al-Hamshari.

The agency said the Joint Force was insisting on deploying in three locations it had specified amid continued opposition by Badr's group to the move.

Media reports meanwhile said a lot of families were fleeing the area of the festivities.

NNA said Sidon MP Bahia Hariri was conducting intensive contacts with the national and Islamist Paleostinian factions in a bid to reach a ceasefire.

Several similar festivities have erupted in Ein el-Hellhole in recent months, mainly pitting Islamist murderous Moslems from Badr's group and members of the secular Fatah Movement.

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US helicopter lands deep behind enemy lines to assassinate ISIS leader
[ALMASDARNEWS] A team of US special forces carried out a dangerous mission deep behind enemy lines in Deir Ezzor hours ago, targeting a unidentified high-ranking 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....
figure, an eye witness told al-Masdar News.

The airborne attack lasted barely 30 minutes as the SWAT team engaged in a firefight with a lone ISIS jeep in the area between Hamat al-Tabanyeh and al-Qasabi in western Deir Ezzor.

Subsequently, the American military helicopter returned to Kurdish-held areas in Hasakah province. US troops did not suffer any casualties, the source added.
Respect.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [813 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Swat team?
Posted by: Harcourt Angoluting9366 || 04/08/2017 4:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Clearly a police action.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2017 5:54 Comments || Top||

#3  A courier? Too bad ISIS now knows what happened to him. Or maybe they don't. Disinformation should be likely in situations like this.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/08/2017 8:22 Comments || Top||

#4  A drone zap would have been easier so someone or something was wanted and wanted very much.
Posted by: Neville Elminemp2042 || 04/08/2017 8:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Jim, is he dead?
Posted by: Zorba Sputh9286 || 04/08/2017 9:01 Comments || Top||

#6  I wonder if this might be Al-Baghdadi? Under this POTUS, you don't have a lot of grandstanding about these missions. Delta Force is usually tight-lipped about what they do.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/08/2017 12:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Sending a message. And not with a Hallmark card.
Posted by: Bigfoot Elmerenter4120 || 04/08/2017 14:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Was his head delivered to POTUS?
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 04/08/2017 14:34 Comments || Top||

#9  wonder if this might be Al-Baghdadi?

He's likely in Raqqa by now.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/08/2017 14:43 Comments || Top||

#10  A very high ranking "official" would have more escort, I thinks. Things get stirred up when we get close to HVT
Posted by: Woozle and Company4485 || 04/08/2017 15:39 Comments || Top||

#11  Unless that official was doing something unofficial, or illicit, or was convinced a large convoy would be targeted.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/08/2017 17:24 Comments || Top||

#12  Practice for Kim-is-Fatun?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/08/2017 18:42 Comments || Top||


Iranian brigadier general killed by jihadist militants in northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, a Syrian jihadist faction with close ties to al-Qaeda, announced on Thursday afternoon it had killed an Iranian brigadier general during heavy festivities in the northern countryside of Hama.

The unnamed commander was reportedly a close advisor of Qasem Soleimani, a famed Iranian Major General who was rumoured to have arrived in Hama last week.

In addition, two Iranian members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were killed on Wednesday, one of whom was identified as Heydar Jannati.

Tahrir al-Sham’s (HTS) media department posted a graphic picture of the commander.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Kinnison began his slow infiltration of the sewer system...
the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) killed a Sudanese HTS Inghimasi commander, nicknamed Muhammad al-Taayshi, amid firefights in northern Hama on Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [747 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Popcorn anyone?
Posted by: Neville Elminemp2042 || 04/08/2017 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  The unnamed commander was reportedly a close advisor of Qasem Soleimani

Only a so-so big turban?
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/08/2017 12:43 Comments || Top||


ISIL takes advantage of US attack on government to storm western Palmyra
[ALMASDARNEWS] Not long after the U.S. attacked the Shayrat Airbase in eastern Homs, 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....
(ISIS) launched two separate attacks on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in the Palmyra.

Beginning with al-Furqalas, the Islamic State attacked the Syrian Army’s checkpoints outside the village, resulting in a fierce battle that lasted for approximately two hours on Friday.

The Islamic State was hoping to capitalize on the absence of the Syrian Air Force in east Homs; however, the terrorist group’s offensive was eventually repelled by sunrise and Homs-Palmyra Road secured.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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  Taliban commanders among 21 killed in Helmand airstrikes: MoD
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