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Africa Horn
KDF Kills 15 Al Shabaab Militants in Gedo, Somalia
[SHABELLENEWS] Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) in conjunction with Amisom troops on Monday killed 15 Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
holy warriors in Somalia and maimed many others.

KDF front man Colonel Joseph Owuor said the holy warriors were killed in an early Monday morning operation that saw KDF and Amisom forces attack an Asl-Shabaab camp 4km west of Catamaa, 104 km from the Kenya-Somalia border town of El Wak.

"KDF Amisom detachment from a nearby location engaged the forces of Evil using artillery and mortar fire and successfully destroyed the terrorists’ camp," said Colonel Owuor, adding that such operations will continue "until all the forces of Evil are eliminated to ensure that locals continue to enjoy peace and security."

The latest operation comes two days after another KDF/Amisom operation killed Al-Shabaab commander Bashe Nure Hassan and some of his lieutenants who were about to attack a Somalia National Army in the town of Kuday.
Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Kenya arrests Suspected wanted Al-shabab member
[SHABELLENEWS] Kenya’s most wanted terror suspect linked to ISIS recruitment exercise Ali Hussein Ali alias Trusted One and accomplice Abdi Mohammed Yussuf have been detained for 30 days for police to conclude investigations.

The two were tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in Malindi within Kilifi County on April 7.

According to court documents by Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU), the two have links to ISIS, al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
and the Magafe human smuggling network in Libya.

According to the investigating officer, Abdi Shakur, Ali played a key role in facilitating the travel of recruits from Kenya and Somalia to join ISIS in Libya as well as facilitating illegal immigrants colonists to enter Europe via Libya.

The duo was initially arrested on March 28 at Watamu and were later produced before the Malindi Chief Magistrates court which gave police 10 days to complete investigations.

The file was closed on April 7, but the suspects were re-arrested and taken to ATPU headquarters. They had a Sh2 million bounty on their heads. The case will be mentioned on May 9.
Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
African migrants sold in Libya 'slave markets', IOM says
[BBC] Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in "slave markets" in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.

Victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold.

Migrants with skills like painting or tiling would fetch higher prices, the head of the IOM in Libya told the BBC. Libya has been in chaos since the 2011 Nato-backed ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/12/2017 02:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [569 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why am I not surprised?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/12/2017 3:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Peter Frankopan, The Silk Roads - A New History of The World, Knopf publishing, page 202

...it was not high politics, papal grants or royal competition over territorial possessions that opened up [fifteenth century] Africa and transformed the fortunes of western Europe. The real breakthrough came when entrepreneurial ships' captains realised that in addition to trading oil and skins and looking for opportunities to buy gold, there were easier and better opportunities on offer. As had proved the case many times before in the history of Europe, the best money was to be had in the trafficking of people.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/12/2017 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Thought we got rid of the damned Barbary Pirates.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/12/2017 8:13 Comments || Top||

#4  But only slavery in the US, outlawed on Jan. 1, 1863, needs to be addressed by reparations, affirmative action and white guilt. All the present stuff is just "quaint cultural customs" that are not relevant to the crimes of the West...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/12/2017 8:47 Comments || Top||

#5  So, what's my Reparations $ owed for this?
Posted by: Frank G || 04/12/2017 8:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes, lets never talk about how America was in the lead of the world in ending the practice.

The Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves of 1807 (2 Stat. 426, enacted March 2, 1807) is a United States federal law that stated that no new slaves were permitted to be imported into the United States. It took effect in 1808, the earliest date permitted by the United States Constitution. - wiki

And remember 'Free States' were, having already (some as early as British colonies) banned the practice, ahead of the world. The people who demand perfection of the past are today all too often imperfect themselves.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/12/2017 9:22 Comments || Top||

#7  It is only evil when the west does it, and then the west is guilty for all eternity despite the advances to humanity and civilization it produced.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/12/2017 9:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Britain had outlawed slavery rather early on (circa 1100 or so, but that was mainly white slavery). Sale of slaves was not condoned in England. This soon changed to ownership of slaves without regard to where they were purchased. In the 1700's, people who bought slaves elsewhere (like in Russia) were told that as soon as their slaves hit British (then English) soil, that the slave was free. This led to a lot of consequential law-making. Most of the colonies in America were anti-slave, but not all. Quakers were early anti-slavery proponents in America. All this is from memory, sorry, might not be perfect.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/12/2017 10:35 Comments || Top||

#9  Not a whole lot different than back in their homeland.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/12/2017 10:55 Comments || Top||

#10  Whiskey Mike, how much of these Reform Movements were simple economics? Imperialism gave new lands in the New World, Successive plagues depopulated whole regions there, No people equals No Plantations, Voila! import forced labor from cheapest source. As soon as the bulk demand died the *cough* newly virtuous investors started trading opium to China...
Posted by: magpie || 04/12/2017 16:25 Comments || Top||


Europe
Bomb attack on Dortmund team bus
[Telegraph] Borussia Dortmund's team bus was hit by three explosions while on its way to the Champions League semi-final against Monaco on Tuesday evening, leaving one player injured in hospital.

German security sources said it was a targeted attack on the team bus, leaving the vehicle's windows shattered. Police said "serious explosive devices" were used.

A German prosecutor said a letter found near the site of the attack "takes responsibility for the act".
I'll be at the Bayern vs Madrid match tomorrow. Intimidation won't work
The Telegraph is liveblogging the story, so check the link for updates. Filed under War on Terror until information comes in definitively showing this is a non-WoT attack -- such as native anarchists or yobs who've picked up bad habits from the colonists.
Update at 10:30 a.m. EDT: the Telegraph started a new liveblog in their news section this morning here. Below are their bullet points at this time:
  • Two alleged Islamic extremists focus of bomb investigation

  • One Islamist suspect detained after police search homes

  • 'Terrorist link' examined after triple blasts hit Dortmund bus

  • Bombs contained pins and one found embedded in headrest

  • Letter claiming responsibility 'refers to Berlin market attack'

  • It is written 'in the name of Allah' and 'mentions Angela Merkel'

  • High security as match against Monaco delayed until tonight

  • #bedforawayfans: Stranded supporters offered accommodation
Posted by: European Conservative || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [641 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Authorities are still dancing around the subject but an islamist background seems likely. Filing looks right.
Posted by: European Conservative || 04/12/2017 8:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Islamist background confirmed, one suspect arrested
Posted by: European Conservative || 04/12/2017 8:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Thank you for being our reporter near the scene, European Conservative. Here's hoping Frau Merkel soon comes to understand that this is no longer about being kind to the desperate and bringing in workers to support the native Germans in their old age.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/12/2017 10:46 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Explosion rocks police HQ in Turkey’s Diyarbakir
[IsraelTimes] At least four maimed in suspected attack in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s largest Kurdish-majority city, days before controversial vote.

A strong blast rocked Turkey’s largest Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir on Tuesday near the riot police headquarters, just days before a key referendum on boosting President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
’s powers.

The blast could be heard in several areas of the southeastern city, an AFP journalist at the scene said, with medics saying at least four people were maimed.

Grey smoke rose from the area as ambulances rushed to the scene.

The cause of the kaboom was not immediately known.

Turks will on Sunday vote on whether to approve constitutional changes giving Erdogan executive presidential powers, which critics say would drag the country into one-man rule.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Two 'hardcore terrorists' tried by Military Courts hanged in Sahiwal
[DAWN] Two "hardcore terrorists" tried by Military Courts were hanged in a high security prison in Sahiwal on Tuesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

The two convicts were awarded the capital punishment for offences related to terrorism, including the killing of civilians, attacking armed forces and law enforcement agencies, and assaults on polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
vaccination teams and employees of an NGO.

The hanged snuffies were identified as Muhammad Shahid Omar, who was an active member of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), and Fazl-e-Haq, an active member of the TTP, who was also accused of kidnapping and amputating the hands of four police officials.

Military courts were disbanded on January 7, 2017, after a sunset clause included in the legal provisions under which the tribunals were established, expired.

Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  capital punishment for offences related to terrorism, including the killing of civilians, attacking armed forces and law enforcement agencies, and assaults on polio vaccination teams and employees of an NGO.

"and for being general assholes"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/12/2017 8:56 Comments || Top||


Uzair Baloch taken into military custody
[DAWN] The Pakistain Army early Wednesday morning said it had taken Uzair Baloch, a notorious leader of the Lyari
...one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated. Lyari has few schools, substandard hospitals, a poor water system, limited infrastructure, and broken roads. It is a stronghold of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Ubiquitous gang activity and a thriving narcotics industry make Lyari one of the most disturbed places in Karachi, which is really saying a lot....
gang war, into custody in accordance with the Pakistain Army Act.

Uzair was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
by Rangers personnel outside 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...
last year in January in what the paramilitary force said was a raid.

The court had then handed him over to the police on remand. A JIT formed to probe the case in May 2016 said Uzair had allegedly worked for an Iranian intelligence agency, and had recommended that the head of the outlawed Peoples Amn Committee
... Peoples' Peace Committee is a group of brown turbans tied to the Pakn People's Party and based in Blood-soaked Karachi. It was founded by an infamous gangster, Rehman Dakait in 2008. It is accused of being involved in organized crime and gang wars. After Rehman departed this vale of tears in 2009, leadership of the group was taken over by Uzair Baloch, who is probably associated with the Tataglias or the Barzini clan. The Amn Committee was banned in Pakistain in 2011, which means precisely squat....
be tried by a military court for ’espionage’.

The JIT report signed by representatives of the Sindh police, Rangers and intelligence agencies was sent to the home department on April 29 last year for "perusal and necessary action".

According to the JIT report, a copy of which is available with Dawn, Uzair was involved in "espionage activities by providing secret information regarding army installations and officials to foreign agents (Iranian intelligence officers) which is a violation of the Official Secret Act 1923".

Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
IS kills Imam’s children, forces others to transfer explosives in western 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....
has killed children of an Imam of a mosque in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as he refused to take part in fighting with the group, a local source said.

Speaking to Al Sumaria News on Tuesday, the source said "IS ordered the Imam to participate in battles against the security troops. After the Imam escaped, the Lions of Islam raided his house and shot his children dead."

"The crime came in Dire Revenge of the Imam who refused to obey the bully boys’ orders. It’s one of the crimes committed by the group to prove its presence in light of its frequent defeats," the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Islamic State has executed hundreds of civilians and security members since it took over large areas in Iraq to proclaim a self-styled "Islamic Caliphate" in 2014.

In related news, local sources in Mosul said IS Lions of Islam have made children transfer explosive substances to places where vehicles are booby trapped in the western side of the city.

The children, according to the sources, were between 12-14 years old.

The sources added that the Lions of Islam believe that this way would distract the security troops from reaching to places where vehicles are booby-trapped.

Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  How low ku

Desperation stinks
Children slaughtered, no one blinks
Oh Allah, guide us
Posted by: JHH || 04/12/2017 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Bravo, JHH!
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/12/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||


Four IS militants killed in coalition strikes west of Anbar
[Iraq News] Four Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eaters died in Arclight airstrikes in western Anbar by the U.S.-led international military coalition on Tuesday, according to a local security source.

Aljournal News website quoted a security source at the army’s al-Jazeera Operations command in Anbar saying that the strike targeted an IS convoy in Wadi Hawran, a region north of the Islamic State stronghold town of Annah, west of the province.

Three murderous Moslem transport vehicles and two others carrying weapon and fuel supplies were also destroyed in the strike before reaching Annah.
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Police kill 5 IS militants near strategic mosque in western Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi Federal Police command said Tuesday its troops killed 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....
members in central djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
’s Old City as troops maintain a siege around the area preparing to invade it.

Police chief Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat said in statements that a commando force launched a "surprise attack" near the Hadbaa (leaning) Minaret, the quaint structure at the Grand Nuri Mosque.

He said the troops killed five Death Eaters and seized their combat equipment, adding that police snipers were deployed above buildings surrounding the mosque.

Police forces have been besieging the the IS-held mosque over the past few weeks preparing to storm it. Retaking the mosque will represent a symbolic victory, being the location where Islamic State founder, 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...
, declared the establishment of the group’s rule in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IED blast wounds 3 persons west of Baghdad
[Iraq News] A police source revealed that three persons were maimed in the kaboom of an improvised bomb, west of Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Tuesday.

The source said in a press statement that an improvised bomb, emplaced near a popular market in al-Zidan area in Abu Gharib District, west of Baghdad, went kaboom!, wounding three civilians.

In a separate incident, a group of gunnies kidnapped a civilian from the old bridge of Diyala, southeast of the capital, Baghdad.

Baghdad is witnessing a surge of violence, including several suicide kabooms using booby-trapped vehicles and boom belts, in addition to separate attacks against civilians and security members, leaving dozens of casualties every day.
Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Were any Moslems involved? Can I ask that? Is it PC ?

I don't want to offend anybody or seem callous that some Moslems seemed to kiil OTHER Moslems with Kabooms.
are Moslems really REALLY Moslems if they kill other Moslems ?
I mean, who are the REAL Moslems ? And do I give a damn.
I won't be sent to stand in the Corner if I laugh will I? About Moslems blowing up OTHER Moslems, I mean ?

Can I just watch and stand out of the way?
Posted by: Goober Gurly-Brown6123 || 04/12/2017 5:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Were any Moslems involved? Can I ask that? Is it PC ?

How about 'Trite'? 'Rote'? 'Boilerplate'?

You really need to come up with better material, Hemingway.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/12/2017 11:09 Comments || Top||

#3  In Hemingway's purple pen palace,
Please keep a firm grip on your malice.
It's mighty exciting
To watch Moslems fighting,
But take time to build up a callus!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 04/12/2017 17:53 Comments || Top||

#4  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/12/2017 22:43 Comments || Top||


More than 1000 IS militants arrive in outskirts of Diyala: MP
[iraq News] Diyala’s Member of Parliament revealed, on Tuesday, that the movements 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....
have significantly increased in the areas of the province, while pointed out that intelligence information indicated that more than 1100 turbans from the terrorist group have arrived in the outskirts of Baqubah.

MP Zaher Taher said in a press statement that the Islamic State turbans are searching for new strongholds, after losing the majority of their areas in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and fearing the increased military approach in many areas of Iraq, especially with an expected offensive on Hawija District.

Taher also pointed out to a notable increase in the movement of the Islamic State during the last week, where confrontations took place between the group’s turbans and al-Hashd al-Ashaeri in the sunni regions of Diyala, resulting in the killing of two IS members and wounding of two others.

Furthermore, the terrorist group kidnapped seven civilians in the last two weeks, where five of them were found dead, Taher added.
Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Wack-a-mole?
Posted by: 3dc || 04/12/2017 0:59 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Abu Sayyaf member dies, cop wounded in shootout
[SUNSTAR.PH] A SUSPECTED member 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...
Group (ASG) and listed as number three in the drugs watchlist was killed while a policeman was maimed in a shootout in an east coast village of Zamboanga City. Eight people, who were caught having pot session, were locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
Chief Inspector Elmer Solon, Police Station 4 chief, said the shootout occurred around 5 p. m. Monday, April 10, in Bilang-Bilang Island in the village of Mercedes, east of the city.

Solon identified the slain suspect as Matiling Addusi, who has a standing warrant of arrest for murder. The police chief said that Addusi is a follower of Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Alhabsy Misaya and listed as the number three high value target drug personality in the city.

The maimed policeman was identified as Police Officer 3 Zaide Tutuan, who is assigned with the Police Station 4.

Solon said they were conducting security patrol along the shore of Bilang-Bilang Island when they chanced upon a group of people having a pot session in one of the houses. He said the suspects scampered to different directions but eight of them were arrested.

Arrested were the following: Sabirula Basarahi, 40; Marham Bumpasan, 19; Mohammad Tating, 40; Adzron Madda, 37; Hamja Salim, 28; Wadud Madda, 17; Abubakar Halis, 31; and, Madi Asmarin, 20.

Solon said a shootout ensued when Addusi, who run towards one of the houses, shot Tutuan while in pursuit of the suspected Abu Sayyaf member. He said Addusi was killed in the shootout.
Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [279 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)


Hunt for IS militant Mohamad Wanndy intensifies
[THESTAR.MY] KUALA LUMPUR: The hunt for notorious 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) holy warrior Mohamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi will be further intensified following his inclusion in the global terror watch list, says Comm Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

The Bukit Aman Special Branch department director said the Royal Malaysia Police, especially the Coun­ter Terrorism Division will work closely with their American counterparts in hunting Mohamad Wanndy.

"He (Mohamad Wanndy) has been the criminal mastermind behind several terror plots in Malaysia, including the bombing at the Movida nightclub.

"He has also been actively recruiting more Malaysian gunnies for IS. This inclusion in the global watch list will definitely boost efforts to hunt him down," he said yesterday.

While Mohamad Wanndy’s inclusion in the watch list by US authorities was welcomed, Comm Mohamad Fuzi said Bukit Aman had already placed him in its own wanted list for the past two years.

"We are aware of the crucial role Mohamad Wanndy has played in attempting to launch attacks on home soil despite being in Syria," he said.

"Currently, he is one of the most influential Malaysian gunnies in IS."

The Star reported last year that Mohamad Wanndy was high on Bukit Aman’s wanted list, having spearheaded more than three terror plots in Malaysia.

However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
the Counter Terrorism Division has been vigilant and alert in quelling his plans for terror attacks in the country.

Sources said that while Mohamad Wanndy was the "puppet master" behind terror activities in Malaysia, he had amassed at least RM100,000 within a short time to settle personal debts and cover his expenses in Syria.

"The holy warrior from Durian Tunggal is content with issuing orders for followers to execute attacks, including suicide kabooms, without getting his own hands dirty," a source said.

On a separate matter, Comm Mohamad Fuzi said actions taken against Siti Noor Aishah Atam, 30, was justified. She is in Kajang Prison after the Court of Appeal reversed her acquittal over charges of having 12 publications relating to terrorism.

She was a Kolej Universiti Insaniah (Kedah) graduate who was continuing her Masters in Islamic Studies at Universiti Malaya when she was tossed in the clink
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in March last year under Sosma for having books on Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda.

On Sept 29 last year, she was acquitted by the Kuala Lumpur High Court but was re-arrested under the Prevention of Crime Act for allegedly importing IS flags into the country.

"We will not compromise against IS gunnies as well as sympathisers and supporters. We have enough credible evidence," Comm Mohamad Fuzi said.

"Safety and security is our priority," he said, in dismissing allegations by the Terengganu native’s family over miscarriage of justice in Siti Noor Aishah’s case.

"We also discovered that she was a student of wanted runaway holy warrior Dr Mahmud Ahmad, who has fled to southern Philippines.

"We won’t take such drastic action if the evidence is not sufficient," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 04/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Conviction of 2 Indonesians in 2003 airport blast
[RAPPLER] MANILA, Philippines ‐ The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the murder conviction of two Indonesian bandidos bandidos bad boys involved in the bombing of the Awang Airport in Manguindanao in 2003.

In a March 30 ruling, the CA’s Former Special Sixteenth Division affirmed the decision issued by the Pasig City Regional Trial Court, which sentenced Zulkifli Julkifli alias Ahmad Faisal and Taufiq Rifqi, to reclusion perpetua or up to 40 years of imprisonment.

The two, members of the notorious Rajah Solaiman Movement (RSM), were found guilty of murder with double attempted murder for the bombing of the airport located in Barangay Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao. The February 2003 incident killed Sgt. Nelson Corpuz and injured several others.

The RSM also worked with Jemaah Islamiyah and 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...
on the Superferry bombing in 2004 and the Valentine’s Day bombings in 2005. (READ: 9/11 and the Black Flag movement)

"The Court finds no compelling ground to disturb the factual findings of the RTC. As herein before pronounced, the rule is well-settled that factual findings of the trial court regarding the credibility of witnesses are accorded great weight and utmost respect given that trial courts have first hand observation of the witnesses’ demeanor while testifying in court," the CA said in a 23-page decision penned by Associate Justice Marie Christine Azcarraga-Jacob.

The appellate court also increase the moral damages due to the heirs of Corpuz from P50,000 to P75,000.

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#1  Drug traffickers in Indonesia can get the death penalty but terrorists responsible for deaths get 40 years--seems out of balance.
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Nine dead in fierce fight against Abu Sayyaf
[Inquirer] At least nine people were killed on Tuesday in a firefight between Philippine troops and suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels in Bohol province, far from the terrorists' southern jungle bases in the region.

Five Abu Sayyaf rebels, three soldiers and a policeman were killed in the clash in the mountain village of Napo, Inabanga town. Chief of the Philippine National Police Ronald dela Rosa said troops and policemen attacked the rebels early Tuesday in Inabanga, where the gunmen had arrived aboard three fast boats.

The bandits entered Inabanga going upriver toward Napo on Monday night, Mayor Josephine Jumamoy said. She said residents of Napo reported the presence of the armed men to the police, who immediately sent security forces to the area.

Dela Rosa said the intruders took cover in three houses as the gun battle broke out. The firefight started early Tuesday morning and was still raging late in the afternoon. The Philippine Air Force joined the fray in the afternoon, dropping bombs on the gunmen's location.

The more than 60 rebels had either been forced out or killed in the two houses and the others were holed up and surrounded by government forces in the third house, Dela Rosa said.
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5 Abu Sayyaf members killed in Bohol firefight
[MALAYA.PH] FIVE 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...
group were killed in a firefight with government forces in Inabanga town in Bohol yesterday.

The government also had fatalities ‐ three soldiers and a policeman.

The Armed Forces said it was determining why the Abu Sayyaf is in Bohol, a known tourist destination, when it operates mainly in Sulu and Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
. Sources said the group was out to carry out kidnappings in areas frequented by tourists.

The incident occurred days before the second leg of ministerial meetings of members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Panglao Island in Bohol, scheduled April 19 to 22. The delegates are due to discuss trade and economic issues.

Lt. Col. Ericson Rosana, public affairs chief of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, said residents monitored the landing of gunnies aboard three pump boats on Monday night in Sitio Ilaya, Barangay Napo. Troops from the Army’s 47th Infantry Battalion and coppers were then deployed to the area. The troops caught up with the group at around 5 a.m., leading to the firefight.

Rosana said a military aircraft launched an air strike against the group that had occupied three concrete houses. They have been cornered in an isolated part of the town.

"They (Abu Sayyaf) are in a cordon area, the troops are waiting for an assault order," said Rosana, adding the enemy was still putting up resistance.

Rosana said soldiers have recovered five enemy bodies in the area, along with three M16 and one M14 rifles and an improvised bomb.

Aside from the three slain soldiers and a policeman, another soldier and another policeman were also injured in the fighting, he said.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Meanwhile, the Jukes and Kallikaks
h/t Gates of Vienna
Ain al-Hilweh saw two days of violence between Fatah and Bilal Badr’s fundamentalist Islamic group. What triggered clashes remains unknown.

...Fighting between Fatah and Bilal Badr’s forces broke out overnight on Saturday in the al-Fokani market, in Badr’s stronghold of al-Tayra. It intensified yesterday with mortar fire and machine guns.

In the early hours of today, Fatah forces occupied much of the area under Bilal Badr’s control, including his headquarters, but were unable to find him and his 50 diehard loyalists. Since the fighting broke out, a Fatah fighter died whilst ten others were wounded. Thick plumes of smoke could be seen rising into the sky from several damaged houses.
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#1  Juke means "cockroach" in Hebrew. Just sayin'.
Posted by: gorb || 04/12/2017 13:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Bug
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/12/2017 14:15 Comments || Top||

#3  But cockroach works better . . . ;-)
Posted by: gorb || 04/12/2017 15:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Yea, but Hebrew word for cockroach is "makak", and Hebrew slang for cockroach is "khomeini".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/12/2017 15:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Snicker!
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Hasaka: civilians in ISIS-held areas can't flee fighting
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian civilians in ISIS-held areas in northeastern province of Hasaka are not able to flee as festivities intensify between the radical group and the U.S.-backed Kurdish militias, activists said.

Malaz Yusef told Zaman al-Wasl that ISIS had prevented residents from leaving to Deir Ezzor, another ISIS-held areas.

The mostly Arab tribes fears arrest and conscription by the Syrian Democratic Forces, they prefer being under ISIS control but since the upper hand sways to SDF, people Of Markada villages seek a shelter in al-Mayadeen city, east of Deir Ezzor.

ISIS influence in Hasaka has declined rapidly due to rapid advances by SDF, a Kurdish-led alliance backed by ultimate ground and aerial support from Washington.

ISIS controls tiny territory in Hasaka including Markada towns and an array of villages in the southern countryside.
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Kurdish militias arrest Arab men, push further in forced displacement
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Powerful Kurdish PYD militia stormed an Arab village in the northeastern countryside of Raqqa city on Monday, arresting all men and humiliating the women, over claims they have links with ISIS.

Three people in al-Awad village were also maimed when the PYD opened fire on residents, local activists said.

Arabs-inhabited villages in northeastern Syria have been suffering brutal discrimination and forced displacement by Kurdish PYD and YPG militias.

Civilians in ISIS-held areas in northeastern province of Hasaka are not able to flee as festivities intensify between ISIS and the U.S.-backed Kurdish militias, activists said.

Malaz Yusef told Zaman al-Wasl that ISIS had prevented residents from leaving to Deir Ezzor, another ISIS-held areas.

The mostly Arab tribes fears arrest and conscription by the Syrian Democratic Forces, they prefer being under ISIS control but since the upper hand sways to SDF, people Of Markada villages seek a shelter in al-Mayadeen city, east of Deir Ezzor.
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#1  It's important to do things right.
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Russia killed 24 displaced people, including 16 children, mid March: Syrian Network
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] The Syrian Network for Human Rights accused Russia of killing 24 displaced people, including 16 children, from Aleppo when its warplanes struck a sheltering area in Idlib city on March 15.

The Britannia-based monitoring group said eye-witnesses and footage proved the Russia hit their shelter in rebel-held city of Idlib, leaving 24 people, including 16 children and 6 women, dead.

Idlib is one of the most important strongholds of rebels, including jihadist factions, who seek to overthrow Bashir al-Assad, whose air force, along with that of his ally Russia, has been heavily bombarding bandidos bad boys there.

The population of Idlib has been swelled by refugees including many of those who have left rebel-held enclaves elsewhere in the country after the army and its allies forced them to surrender.

A fellow monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Tuesday regime warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province Tuesday, a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in Syria.
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#1  Wanna bet they hit some high-value target and got part of the entourage as collateral damage?

regime warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province

Oh noes! Not the dreaded metal cylinders filled with explosives!!
Posted by: SteveS || 04/12/2017 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  We are working on the time phase temporal distortion issue on the holograph deck please be considerate as we are meshing our technology with primitive earth technology!
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Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria shelling, one injured – MoD
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