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ISIS shells east of Mosul with chlorine gas, 10 casualties
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Afghanistan
Suicide bomber killed in car bombing in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A jacket wallah was the only one killed in a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attack 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 government media office in a statement said an kaboom took place in the vicinity of Marko Bazaar in Ghani Khel district earlier today.

The statement further added that kaboom resulted into the death of the suicide bomber only and no other casualties were inflicted.

The suicide bomber who was riding a Suzuki Alto type vehicle packed with explosives was looking to target the counter-narcotics campaign team.

The kaboom took place near the compound of the campaign team, the statement said, adding that only a vehicle belonging to the campaign was destroyed in the attack.

This comes as deadly boom-mobileing plot was foiled by the Afghan cops in this province yesterday.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [389 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


19 ISIS militants killed in Afghan commandos operation in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least nineteen snuffies affiliated with the offshoot 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan were killed during the operations of the Afghan commandos of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces 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.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army said the snuffies were killed in the past 24 hours in Achin and Kot districts.

A statement by the by 201st Silab Corps said the operations were conducted with the support of the air power and one of the ISIS snuffies was tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
at death's door after sustaining severe injuries.

The statement further added that a vehicle belonging to the terrorist group and several weapons, ammunition, and explosives were destroyed during the operations.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


2 anti-corruption judicial center employees shot dead in Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two people working with the Anti-Corruption Judicial Center were rubbed out by an unknown gunman in capital Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
According to the security officials, the incident took place earlier today after the gunman targeted the two employees in the vicinity of Qamar area of Kabul city.

The officials speaking on the condition of anonymity further added that the two employees were rubbed out as they were going to their work place.

The Kabul police commandment confirmed the incident and said investigations are underway regarding the attack.

No group or individual has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

This comes as the Anti-Corruption Judicial Center has stepped up efforts to try those involved in major corruption cases in the country.

In the latest moves by the organization, several high ranking former government officials, including some ex-officials of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing were sentenced to jail over the embezzlement of funds involving millions of dollars.

A number of the security bigshots working with the government previously were also locked away
Please don't kill me!
over corruption, bribery, and the embezzlement of the funds.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Can't have anybody interfering with our corruption.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/11/2017 10:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Hmmm, I wonder if that's why that Chicago judge just got murdered?
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/11/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Coming soon to a government near you.
Posted by: gorb || 04/11/2017 17:17 Comments || Top||


Afghan Ulemas angrily reacts at Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman’s remarks
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Ulema Council of Afghanistan angrily reacted at the remarks of a prominent Pak religious holy man and politician Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman who had claimed that the peace in Afghanistan would not be achievable as long as the foreign forces have presence in the country.

However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
front man for the Afghanistan Ulema Council, Mohammad Qasim Halimi, told RFE/RL that the remarks of Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman consisted full of enmity and hatred.

He insisted that the remarks by Maulana Fazal follows despite the majority of the foreign forces have left the country.

Halimi further added that the ongoing war in Afghanistan is against the Afghan nation and not against the foreign forces.

According to Halimi, Maulana Fazal has a history in supporting the Taliban against the legitimate government of Afghanistan.

Fazal is a pro-Taliban Pak political leader who had endorsed the Taliban extremism in Afghanistan, calling it a legitimate war against the foreign forces.

The remarks by Fazal-ur-Rehman earlier in 2015 followed after a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
who visited Pakistain on a two-day state visit shortly after taking office as the new President of Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Ulema Islami


Africa North
Drone strike in southern Sinai said to kill one person
[IsraelTimes] Raid comes hours after IS affiliate fires rocket into Negev; Israel on alert amid warnings of terror attacks from peninsula.

A dronezap in Egypt’s southern Sinai region killed one person on Monday, according to reports in Arabic-language media.

The strike was on a home in the town of Rafah, which borders the Gazoo Strip, al-Jazeera reported. The network attributed the strike to Israel, but there was no confirmation of this.

The Egyptian military was reported to have carried out a number of air strikes in the terror-ridden peninsula on Monday.

The reported strike came hours after a rocket attack from Sinai was fired into southern Israel earlier on Monday, an attack claimed 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....
affiliate in Sinai..

On its official Twitter account, the terror group said "the fighters of the Islamic State have bombed a Jewish settlement in southern Paleostine with a Grad rocket."

Just after 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning, the incoming missile alarm known as a "Code Red" sounded in the Negev’s Eshkol region, near Israel’s westernmost edge, at the border with Egypt and the Gazoo Strip.

After a search of the area, police found the rocket in the community of Yuval, near the Egyptian border, in a greenhouse where tomatoes were being grown. The greenhouse was lightly damaged by the rocket.

The attack came hours after Israel shut down the Taba Crossing into the Sinai Peninsula, citing information about an imminent terror attack in the area.

On Monday morning, in a highly unusual move, the Transportation Ministry shut down the Taba Crossing into the Sinai Peninsula. It is expected to reopen next Tuesday, April 18, with the end of the Passover holiday, but that decision will only be made following a security assessment, the ministry said in a statement.

Israelis currently in the Sinai Peninsula will still be able to return from Egypt and are, in fact, encouraged to do so immediately, the ministry said.

Thousands of Israelis had been expected to cross into the Sinai Peninsula for the Passover holiday.

The decision to forbid that move came a day after two lethal attacks on Egyptian churches by the terrorist group’s so-called Sinai Province.

The closure was ordered by Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, after consultation with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and other security officials, according to the ministry’s statement.

This was one of the few times the Taba Crossing was shut down since its opening in 1982, following the Israeli-Egyptian peace deal. The crossing was shut down in 2014, following a terror attack on the Egyptian side of the border. It was also closed in 2011 when Israel also assessed there was a high risk of terror attacks.
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Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout
[Ynet] Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected 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 a shootout on Monday as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians, the Interior Ministry said.

The incident in the southern city of Assiut occurred a day after Egypt's cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the wake of Islamic State attacks on two Christian Coptic churches that killed at least 44 people.

The seven murderous Moslems were killed after they opened fire on security forces who approached them as they were meeting to plot further attacks on Christians, the ministry said in a statement. Assiut has a significant Christian population.

Ammunition, weapons, a cycle of violence and Islamic State books and publications were found at the scene, the statement said.
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Benghazi Defence Brigades quit Jufra as PC defence minister orders action against LNA
[Libya Herald] The Benghazi Defence Brigade has announced that it has pulled out of Jufra airbase near Hun and handed it over the general chief of staff of the Libyan army (the army supporting the Presidency Council). It says it has gone to another location, but has not disclosed there this it.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had escaped from his bonds and overwhelmed his guard using the bludgeon the faithful Filomena had smuggled to him in the loaf of bread...
reinforcements are reportedly being sent to both sides in the standoff at Tamenhint airbase, near Sebha, which Misrata’s Third Force which continues to hold despite a siege by the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Hafter.

The Presidency Council’s minister of Defence, al-Madi al-Barghathi yesterday ordered forces to move south to fight both the LNA and what it says are remnants of the so-called Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in the area.

The new operation, according to Barghathi’s front man Mohammed al-Ghasri, is called al-Amal al-Muad ("The Promise of Hope").

Large reinforcements are also reported heading from Cyrenaica to the Tamenhint area.

According to a resident at the nearby Tamanhint village, however, at the moment the situation remains unchanged at the base. Occasional small arms fire could be heard from around it today, he said, but otherwise the situation has remained relatively quiet. He did report, though, that a small unit of the Misrata’s Third Force unit at the base had moved out and headed to Jufra saying they did not want to be involved in fighting with the surrounding LNA forces led by General Mohammed Ben Nayel.

This has not been confirmed, however.

On Wednesday, LNA aircraft and Ben Nayel’s forces launched a coordinated attack on the base, but it petered out after a short while.

Local officials have repeatedly called on the two sides to continue negotiations and avoid fighting.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [364 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Three soldiers killed in Dignity Operation airstrike in south Libya
[Libya Observer] Three fighters from the Third Force were killed in a Dignity Operation Arclight airstrike on Taminhint Airport in Sabha on Monday, sources said.

Both the Media Office of Third Force and Boshra News Agency said the Arclight airstrike was carried out on Taminhint Airport leaving three fighters dead and seven others maimed, but the Spokesperson of Defense Ministry of UN-installed government Mohammed al-Gosri said the three soldiers were killed in an Arclight airstrike in Samnu town, some 60 km northeast of Sabha.

The Third Force captured Samnu town early on Monday following festivities against Dignity Operation bandidos murderous Moslems led by Mohammed Ben Nayal and reopened the road that links al- Jufra with Sabha.

"Ben Nayal bandidos murderous Moslems were forced to flee to the mountains," al-Gosri said.

Military sources said the Third Force is preparing a military attack on Brak Shati town to free it from Dignity Operation hard boys.

Spokesperson Mohammed al-Ghasri announced Saturday al-Amal al-Mooad (Awaited Hope) Military Operation to root out Dignity Operation forces from south Libya.

Ben Nayal-led Dignity Operation bandidos murderous Moslems are positioned in Brak Shati airbase, some 60 km north of Sabha.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Terrorists responsible for Egyptian church bombing had fought in Syria
[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....
(ISIS) jacket wallahs that targeted the St. George Church in the Egyptian city of Tanta on Sunday had fought in Syria prior to committing yesterday’s terrorist attack.

The first suicide bomber, Abu Ishaq al-Masri, was an Egyptian national that traveled to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
in late 2013 to fight alongside ISIS in northern Syria; he would later return to the Sinai Peninsula in 2014, Egyptian Ministry of Defense reported on Monday.

The second suicide bomber, Abu al-Bara’a al-Masri, was also an Egyptian national that traveled to Syria, via Leb, to jihad alongside one of the krazed killer groups fighting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies; he would return to Egypt in 2014, the Egyptian Ministry of Defense added.
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
Troops gun down Boko Haram bomber in UNIMAID
[NAIJ] A soldier has shot dead a Boko Haram bomber who attempted to infiltrate University of Maiduguri through the works department on Sunday, April 9.

The bomber was killed trying to infiltrate University of Maiduguri through the works department. The Punch reports that the bomber entered the University through the back gate with the aim of penetrating the school before being gunned down dead by a vigilant soldier.

NAIJ.com learnt that public relations officer of the school, Mr Tanko Ahmed, also confirmed the botched attack on the institution. The spokesperson said the incident occurred around 11pm on Sunday night, April 9. He said the works department where the incident occurred has been cordoned off by security agents to render the area safe.

In another version of accounts, Sahara reporters said the foiled attack on the institution was carried out by two male bombers who were stopped by dogs from wreaking havoc on the academic community.

"The bombers blew themselves up as soon as they sighted the dogs barking at them as they could no longer help the situation.

"They came in through the back door and were prepared to denote the bombs before they were sighted by the dogs which prevented them from unleashing mayhem on the university community," a staff of the university, Abubakar Mohammed said.

NAIJ.com recalls that this will be the second a bomber will be attacking University of Maiduguri after the first attack in January that claimed the life of a professor of veterinary medicine and four others.

In another incident, some gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamist, on Saturday, April 8, opened fire at private and commercial vehicles along the Maiduguri-Damboa road. It was reported that the vehicles that were attacked were those going to southern part of Borno state from Maiduguri, the capital. According to Daily Trust, shortly before taking off, some gunmen suddenly appeared and shot sporadically, killing scores and injuring many.
There's a serious fog floating over there -- Ynet has a third description of the suicide bombers:
An official says twojacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bomber
s went kaboom! near the fence surrounding the University of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria.

Ibrahim Abdulkadir, front man for the National Emergency Management Agency, said there were no casualties other than the attackers in the pre-dawn hours of Monday.

The suicide bombers reportedly were not permitted entry by security personnel deployed around the university.
Still, whoever the explodees were before they became an expanding pink mist, they harmed no one but themselves and now are enjoying the dubious pleasures of a welcoming Hell. So there's that.
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [410 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Boko Haram kills eight, abducts women in NE Nigeria
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] 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...
jihadists have killed eight loggers near the northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
n city of Maiduguri, vigilantes and residents told AFP.

The Islamist gunnies on Saturday stopped nine loggers in a pickup truck near Kayamla Village, 10 kilometres from the city, murdering eight while one managed to escape.

BURNED BODIES

"The gunnies stopped the van and rounded up the men. They slaughtered eight of them and burnt their bodies," vigilante Babakura Kolo told AFP.

The man who managed to escape informed residents of nearby Molai Village who later recovered the bodies of the slain men for burial, he added.

Kolo's account was backed up by Mohammed Abubakar, whose neighbour was among the victims.

"We buried my neighbour late on Saturday. He was among the eight killed by Boko Haram on their way to fetch firewood in the bush," Abubakar told AFP.

"They cut his throat and burnt his body", he said

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Niger forces kill 57 members of Boko Haram
[REUTERS] Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist bad boy group 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...
who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defense ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Fifteen soldiers and two civilians were maimed during the attack by heavily gunnies in Gueskerou village, which is around 30 km (22 miles) northeast of Diffa town, it said.

"Among the enemy there were 57 bandidos holy warriors killed, a Toyota pick-up recovered along with a 60 mm mortar, two RPG 7s (rocket propelled grenade launchers), five machine guns, 20 AK-47s and a lot of ammunition," the statement said. The report could not be independently confirmed.

Boko Haram has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state in Nigeria. A regional force that includes troops from Niger has retaken much of its territory in the last two years.

In recent years its attacks have spilled into neighboring Niger, Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
and Chad.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Yemen clashes kill more than 40 in 24 hours
[AlAhram] Clashes and air strikes in southwest 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...
have killed more than 40 soldiers, rebels and civilians over the past 24 hours, officials and medics said on Monday.

Warplanes from the Saudi-led Arab coalition have pounded Huthi rebel positions east of the Red Sea port of Mokha and other areas of Taez province since Sunday, a military official said.

Clashes raged after the air raids in the Jabal al-Nar area east of Mokha and north of the city on the road to Hodeida, Yemen's main Red Sea port, the official said.

At least 17 rebels were killed in the air strikes and fighting, medical sources in rebel-held Hodeida said.

The coalition-backed government says Hodeida is its next target in a months-long offensive aimed at pushing the Iran-backed faceless myrmidons away from the country's lengthy Red Sea coastline.

Another 11 rebels were killed in air strikes on Kamran island and a base in Hodeida itself, the medical sources said.

Ten soldiers were also killed and 15 were maimed in the confrontations, said medical sources in Aden, the temporary base of the government as Sanaa remains under rebel control.

Meanwhile,
...back at the laboratory, Igor and Oleg were discussing what the quickest way might be to deal with the monster...
three non-combatants were killed and two others were maimed Monday in a bombing that targeted the convoy of General Ali Muqbel Saleh, commander of the 33rd Armoured Brigade, in Daleh city, a security official said.

A medical source in Daleh confirmed the toll.
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Europe
Syrian teen convicted in Germany for IS bomb plot
[IsraelTimes] Messages on his phone included ’concrete instructions’ for building bomb.

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee was convicted in Germany Monday of planning a kaboom on behalf 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....
jihadist group and sentenced to two years’ juvenile detention.

The regional court in the western city of Cologne
...a lovely city in Germany. They invented perfume there...
said in a statement that the defendant was found guilty of plotting "a serious act of violence threatening state security."

The teenager, who was not identified by the court, was incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
at an asylum shelter in Cologne in September and went on trial in February.

Police had said the suspect’s mobile phone showed he had been in touch with an IS contact abroad and expressed willingness to carry out a bombing.

Investigators found online chat messages on the phone that included "concrete instructions" for building an bomb.

However the court found that the plot was thwarted at a "very early stage." "At no time was the public specifically in danger," it said.

The teenager and his family were among the nearly 900,000 migrants colonists and refugees who arrived in Germany in 2015, a record influx that has fueled security concerns.

The suspect was brought to police attention after residents and employees at the refugee shelter where he was staying voiced concerns that he had been radicalized, as did a local mosque.

The court found that the "particular loneliness" of his housing situation at the shelter meant that he spent most of his time on his mobile phone, making him easy prey for jihadist propaganda online.
Ynet adds:
In its ruling Monday, the court accepted the prosecution's claim that the teen received bomb-making instructions from a person in Israel with ties to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Pakistan sentences Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death
[DAWN] In a rare move, a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on Monday handed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav the death sentence after trial for involvement in espionage and sabotage activities in 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...
and Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Jadhav was jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
on March 3, 2016, through a counter-intelligence operation in Balochistan's Mashkel area for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistain, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

"The spy was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistain Army Act (PAA) and awarded the death sentence. Today Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM," the military's media wing said.

The accused had been provided with a defending officer as per legal provisions.


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Iraq
Army commander says recaptured 28 districts out of 38 targeted in Mosul
[Iraq News] An Iraqi army commander has said his forces completed "two thirds" of its mission against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
turbans in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
by Monday as troops invaded more districts to clear the region from the myrmidons.

Abdul-Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Forces, said his forces completed "two thirds" of missions assigned to them as part of the Mosul liberation campaign. He said in statements that his forces took over 28 districts out of 38 on their targets list.

Earlier on Monday, the special operations command at the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Forces said they invaded al-Sekak district. Its senior commander, Maan al-Saadi, was quoted by Almirbad news website saying troops were positioning at the heart of the district, engaging in intense fights with IS myrmidons.

Iranian channel al-Alam’s website said the ICTF became closer to the nearby al-Abar district.

Iraqi government forces, backed by paramilitary troops and a U.S.-led coalition, recaptured eastern Mosul from IS in January after three months of fighting, and launched another offensive mid February to retake the western region.

Troops have been struggling to fully retake central Mosul’s Old City, a densely-populated and structured area which military generals view as vital for victory over IS in that region. They specifically eye the area’s Grand Nuri Mosque where IS supreme leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
proclaimed the group’s takeover of Iraq in 2014.

Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jubouri, head of the Joint Operations Command’s Mosul operations, said in statements last week that his troops became in control over 90 percent of the "western axis", and continue to advance in central Mosul.

Several foreign big shots from the group have been killed in Arclight airstrikes and ground offensives in western Mosul over the past week.
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Al-Hashd al-Shaabi detonates 10 IS vehicles carrying equipment in Tal Afar
[Iraq News] al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia announced, on Monday, detonating ten vehicles carrying equipment, belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
, in Tal Afar, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
The media office of al-Hashd al-Shaabi said in a statement that force from al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s 4th brigade shelled, today, al-Hamra village in Tal Afar.

The shelling resulted in the burning of 10 vehicles carrying equipment belonging to the Islamic State and killing the gunnies who were inside the vehicles, the statement added.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces are still besieging Tal Afar District in Nineveh Province that is expected to be fully liberated soon.

Noteworthy, security forces, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia, continue the military operations to liberate the remaining areas of the western side of Mosul.
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Mosul Governor survives assassination attempt
[Iraq News] A group of gunnies on Sunday shot up the convoy of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Governor Nofal Hammadi al-Sultan in eastern Mosul, but the official survived the liquidation attempt.

Iraqi Army Colonel Ahmad al-Jubouri told Anadolu Agency that the attack was foiled after his bodyguards engaged the assailants.

No casualties were reported and there has been no claim of responsibility as well.

Eastern Mosul is the area where the Iraqi forces earlier in January announced it as fully liberated 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....
; however, the murderous Moslem group continues challenging the stability in these areas by conducting assaults either on the armed forces or on the civilians.
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Nine Kurdish Yezidis freed from IS
[Iraq News] A total of nine Kurdish Yezidis, including four women and five children, were freed from the grip of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) bully boyz on Sunday, an official said.

"They will arrive in Duhok [province of Kurdistan Region] on Monday to be reunited with their families," Head of the office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs, Hussein Qa’idi, confirmed to BasNews.

The official meanwhile criticized the Iraqi government for failing on a plan to locate and rescue the Yezidi abductees from IS captivity in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, explained that Yezidi captives hide in houses between the clashing sides in Mosul and they step out as soon as IS faceless myrmidons are pushed back.

"The Iraqi army has not practically rescued one Yezidi abductee," he pointed out.

Qa’idi reiterated that a large number of Yezidis were believed to be held in Mosul, but the city is about to be completely recaptured from IS with very few abductees rescued so far.
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Airstrikes kill IS militants, destroy havens west of Anbar
[Iraq News] The War Media Cell has declared killing several 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....
leaders and destroying two havens of the group, west of Anbar province.

In a statement on Monday, the cell said, "several Arclight airstrikes were carried out in Qaim district. One of these strikes destroyed one of the havens, where IS forces of Evil hold meetings inside."

"Another strike targeted another haven," it said adding that "several members who were inside the two havens were killed."

Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Rawa and Qaem have been under Islamic State control since the group’s emergence in 2014. Thousands of civilians are said to be held as potential human shields, according to local officials.

Fighter jets from Iraqi and the allied U.S.-led coalition have occasionally pounded the turban group’s locations in the province. There has not been an officially-declared military campaign to free those regions, but the province’s military command launched a brief assault early January that managed to recapture some western villages before stopping again.

It is believed that the Iraqi government will not aim at western Anbar before its forces are done with retaking djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Islamic State’s biggest bastion in Iraq where security forces have been battling the group since mid October.

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IS leaders flee Tal Afar toward al-Ba’aj, local leaders executed
[Iraq News] A police officer announced, on Monday, that elite 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 have fled Tal Afar District, while the group executed seven of its local leaders for fleeing battles, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Captain Jassim Mohammed said in a press statement that dozens of the Islamic State’s leaders fled Tal Afar District toward al-Ba’aj District, west of Mosul.

The Islamic State group also executed seven of its local leaders, for trying to leave combat lines in al-Zangli area, west of Mosul, Jassim added.

Many members of the Islamic State group started to flee different areas of the city of Mosul, due to the fierce battles launched by Iraqi security forces to recapture the city, after the announcement of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to start an offensive, in 19 February 2017, to retake the western side of Mosul.
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ISIS shells east of Mosul with chlorine gas, 10 casualties
[Iraq News] A security source in Nineveh Province, on Monday, revealed that the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group launched an attack, using chlorine gas, on west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, killing four civilians and injuring six others.

Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Abdel Aziz al-Numani said that three rockets were launched, at afternoon today, on al-Hadba area, east of Mosul, killing four civilians and wounding six others, including women and kiddies, with burns and suffocation.

The initial reports revealed that the casualties suffered suffocation and burns caused by the toxic chlorine gas, Numani added.

He also pointed out that the engineering teams of the army’s 16th brigade are examining the remains of the rockets to determine the nature of the attack.

Numani also declared that the Islamic State is responsible for the terrorist attack, which was launched from Hawi al-Kanesa area, in western Mosul.
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ISIS kills civilians attempting to flee Mosul, hangs bodies on electricity poles
[ALMASDARNEWS] Dozens of civilian caught attempting to flee the ISIS-held city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
in northern Iraq were killed by the terror group before their bodies were hanged on the city’s electricity poles in a clear message to warn others.

Eyewitnesses reported that some of the mutilated bodies remained there for days before given a proper burial.

More than 300,000 civilians have fled Mosul since the Iraqi Army and Popular Mobilization Forces began a wide-scale offensive to liberate the ISIS-controlled city.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas: 'We arrested a suspect in the assassination of Mazen Fukha'
[Ynet] Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", security forces announced that they had tossed in the slammer
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
a suspect in the liquidation of Mazen Fukha, a senior member of the military wing who was shot in the head near his home in Gazoo last month. The details of the suspect have not yet been submitted.

It was also reported that the investigation into the liquidation had come to an end, and its conclusions were conveyed to the Hamas leader in Gazoo, Yahya Sinwar.
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#1  Ima thinkern "fall guy".
Posted by: Pappy || 04/11/2017 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  yep
Posted by: Frank G || 04/11/2017 10:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder if anything happened to Mazen's matriarch, Mother Fukha
Posted by: Whitch Turkeyneck3879 || 04/11/2017 14:10 Comments || Top||


IDF takes down memorial to Palestinian assailant in Hebron during overnight raids
[IsraelTimes] Army also confiscates machinery from workshop believed to have been used for making firearms.

IDF soldiers on Monday took down a stone memorial site for a Paleostinian teenager who was killed while stabbing an Israeli border guard in Hebron in 2015, the army said. The military said the memorial in the West Bank city was taken down as part of its campaign against "incitement" in Paleostinian society. It was not immediately clear when the memorial stone was put up.

"Some inciting materials were also seized during the operation," the army added without elaborating.

Also in Hebron, the army raided a workshop early Monday morning that it said was being used to illegally manufacture guns. The army seized seven pieces of machinery from the workshop, but did not find any weapons or gun parts inside, a military spokesperson said.

Common drill presses and lathes can be used to make what are known as Carlo-style submachine guns -- crude, inaccurate but deadly weapons that have been used in a number of terror attacks in the past two years.

Since 2016, the IDF has cracked down on the illegal weapons trade in the West Bank, raiding dozens of workshops and uncovering hundreds of guns.

Also Monday, police found a Carlo-style submachine gun in the home of a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem. The man was jugged
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
and was expected to appear before a judge later in the day on Monday, police said.

In Bethlehem, police arrested a group of five Paleostinians between the ages of 17 and 24 who are suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at the Rachel’s Tomb holy site in Bethlehem, a police spokesperson said.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, the IDF arrested three Paleostinians suspected of taking part in so-called "popular terrorism" -- a catch-all term typically meaning rock throwing and violent demonstrations against security forces. One suspect was arrested in Sanur, near Jenin; another was picked up in Nilin, near Ramallah; and the last was detained in the Qalandiya refugee camp, the army said.

Palestinian teen shot by Israeli troops dies of wounds

[IsraelTimes] 17-year-old was injured last month; army said he and four others were hurling Molotov cocktails at West Bank settlement.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
White House: 'Massive' Evidence Shows Sarin Came from Assad Base
The declassified information was compiled from open-source materials ranging from videos to on-the-ground accounts, geospatial intelligence, U.S. signals intelligence, and physiological samples from attack victims.

The attack came from Su-22 fixed-wing aircraft out of the Shayrat airfield hit in subsequent U.S. strikes, the report says; the planes were in the Khan Shaykhun area for 20 minutes before the first report of a chemical attack came in, and left soon after. The administration also has "information that suggest that personnel historically associated with the chemical weapons program were at Shayrat airfield in late March preparing for this attack," and these people were there again on the day of the attack.

The U.S. has confirmed the agent used in the attack was sarin, from testing on the victims and from symptom reports as well as "leakage around the actual weapon that we think the sarin came from." Emergency personnel suffered exposure symptoms from coming into contact with contaminated victims.

A hospital treating attack victims was struck by conventional weapons about six hours after the chemical attack.

On hoax theories, the White House official said the "absolute massive data we have in all the different vehicles -- we've gotten it from open-source videos, to victim accounts, to imagery, to signals intelligence, is just too massive for really any -- any intelligence organization to fabricate in that short a period of time; we just think that's not a feasible explanation." Intel agencies have confirmed that videos distributed of the attack were filmed at the time and in the locations claimed.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/11/2017 15:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [561 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A hospital treating attack victims was struck by conventional weapons about six hours after the chemical attack.

By whom?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/11/2017 15:57 Comments || Top||

#2  One theory sez "The Russians" (in an effort to cover the horror that Assad had just authored).
Posted by: Crusader || 04/11/2017 16:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Massive evidence shows Sarin came from Iraq.
Posted by: DonM || 04/11/2017 18:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Massive evidence shows Sarin came from Iraq.

How long did the trip take? Somehow I doubt it was over-night shipping.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/11/2017 18:18 Comments || Top||

#5  14 years?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/11/2017 18:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Theres the possibility it was dropped by accident.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/11/2017 18:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Theres the possibility it was dropped by accident.

I hate it when *that* happens.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/11/2017 20:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Probably some of the WMD that Saddam didn't have that were sent to Syria in the run up to the second Gulf War.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 04/11/2017 21:27 Comments || Top||


ISIL’s Deir Ezzor HQ goes up in flames after powerful Syrian Army assault
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a strategic assault in the western part of Deir Ezzor on Monday, targeting 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....
’s (ISIS) headquarters near the 137th Brigade’s base.

Backed by Arclight airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Brigade destroyed the terrorist group’s HQ and main gathering point in western Deir Ezzor, leaving many Islamic State forces of Evil dead in the process of Monday’s assault.

According to the 137th Brigade, their forces killed 14 Islamic State faceless myrmidons and maimed several others, while also destroying several armored vehicles that were mounted with 14.5mm anti-aircraft machine guns.
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Syrian Army fights off rebel offensive in Daraa
[ALMASDARNEWS] Syrian government forces, backed by Russian Arclight airstrikes, have launched a counter-attack on jihadi groups positioned in al-Manshiyah district in the southern province of Daraa.

Led by al-Qaeda-affiliate in Syria, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the bandidos gunnies managed to take over several checkpoints and buildings for the Syrian Army in a massive offensive, using several VBIRDs to break into the Army’s defensives.

However,
Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried...
the government troops initiated, today, a counter-attack to restore the lost points inside the al-Manishiyah District.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian government negotiating Nusra in southern Damascus for evacuation deal
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian government has reportedly entered into negotiations with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in a southern suburb of Damascus to concluded an evacuation deal.

According to reports, representatives from the Syrian Army and the Lebanese Hezbollah have made their way ‐ last Saturday ‐ into the Nusra-controlled parts of Yarmouk Refugee Camp in the southern outskirts of the capital to arrange an agreement whereby Islamic turbans will be safely transported to the northwestern province of Idlib, in return to handing over the districts they control to the Syrian authorities.

The same reports disclosed that ISIS has offered HTS turbans to fully lift the siege imposed on the latter’s neighborhoods of the Camp, in addition to provide all supplies needed if the HTS refrains from surrendering their territories to the Syrian government and its allied Paleostinian factions.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham ‐formerly known as al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front ‐ has been engaged in fierce fighting 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....
turbans in the afflicted Paleostinian Refugee camp. the festivities killed dozens from both sides and further exacerbated the already-deteriorated situation in the Camp.

Thousands of turbans in and around Damascus have been evacuated to Idlib as per agreements with the Syrian government.

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