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US: Man screams 'Allahu akbar!' and kills three civilians
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Afghanistan
Afghan forces launch counterattack in Sar-e-Pul province
At least eight insurgents were killed and three others were wounded on Monday afternoon when dozens of insurgents attacked parts of Sayad district of Sar-e-Pul province from three different directions.

Sa r-e-Pul governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat confirmed the attack and said security forces managed to push back insurgents after several hours.

Wahdat said that among those killed was Qari Khaibar, known as Moaz, a prominent Taliban commander.

According to Wahdat, one civilian was killed during the Taliban attack and four others were wounded.
Posted by: badanov || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


What Did I Tell You? Even More MOAB Madness
[Free Range International] Afghan Security Forces (ANSF) have apparently reached the cave complex targeted by last week’s MOAB strike. There are no western (or local) reports from the bomb site but Tolo news (Kabul based Afghan news service) reported with some specificity on the casualties from the attack.

Five days after U.S Forces dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on a system of tunnels and caves used by Daesh in the eastern province of Nangarhar, a security source told TOLOnews that the majority of insurgents killed in blast were members of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and members of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group.
We had a report the other day that 500 ISI personnel were killed alongside the ISIS fighters... Could these be them?
As with most new ’news’ out of Afghanistan FRI readers already knew this. But here’s something we didn’t know and it’s interesting. ANSF has had the time to identify bodies and nationalities; they found 12 Tajikistanis and 13 Indian nationals and a few Filipinos.

When I was part of Ghost Team we had Filipino’s in every province we were working as financial officers. They were excellent company, honest to a fault and kind, gentle fella’s who were not interested in weapons, war and mayhem. It’s hard to imagine ISIS Filipino’s all the way in Nangarhar province...they just don’t seem to be that kind of culture. I was once with my favorite finance officer on a road trip to Kabul when we rolled up on a hot ambush of then President Karzai’s brother and I thought "excellent get the camera in action...time for a Pulitzer" but this is how it turned out:
Posted by: newc || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [765 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Thanks for posting. Think of Freerangeinternational.com, as in keeping him funded and viewed if you can. He really cares about these people.
Really.
Posted by: newc || 04/19/2017 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  how do they take dead bodies that are mangled, missing pieces, etc. and ID membership in TTP or Lashkar or decide a body is a Tajik or Indian or Filipino?

or is this just a SWAG
Posted by: lord garth || 04/19/2017 0:27 Comments || Top||

#3  When you move with those who Know, it's easier to see. Surprising result, but troubleshoot it if you can.
Posted by: newc || 04/19/2017 3:27 Comments || Top||

#4  how do they take dead bodies that are mangled, missing pieces, etc. and ID membership in TTP or Lashkar or decide a body is a Tajik or Indian or Filipino?

Easy, by the pattern of the stains they left behind! /sarc

In reality, difficult to do, except perhaps by the uniforms. I'm thinking it's also WAGes wether or not it's scientific WAG is debatable.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 04/19/2017 4:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Start with the corners,
then the matching colors,
then the common edges.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/19/2017 11:10 Comments || Top||

#6  how do they take dead bodies that are mangled, missing pieces, etc. and ID membership in TTP or Lashkar or decide a body is a Tajik or Indian or Filipino?

From what I'm gathering, what they're finding are remains in what is left of the (likely mainly collapsed) below-ground infrastructure. Most of those should be relatively intact, i.e. nothing scattered due to blast effect.

And - considering intel that indicates these Islamo-snuffy groups are highly organized, the chances that the dead are carrying documentation are greater than your garden-variety jihadi.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/19/2017 11:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Start with the corners,
then the matching colors,
then the common edges.


I don't know about all y'all, but given the context, that struck me as downright hilarious.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/19/2017 12:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Afghan Security Forces (ANSF) have apparently reached the cave complex targeted by last week’s MOAB strike.

Apparently, there is still a cave complex to go to. Better go back and drop another MOAB.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/19/2017 17:40 Comments || Top||

#9  This sort of weapon just blows apart the lungs of the people in the caves. Their wallets are still in their pockets.
Posted by: rammer || 04/19/2017 22:29 Comments || Top||

#10  "members of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan".... so, illegal aliens, then?
Posted by: Pliny Angarong4628 || 04/19/2017 23:22 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces arrest 2 in Ghor for recruiting militants for ISIS
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two people were tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
by the Afghan cops in northwestern Ghor province of Afghanistan as they were attempting to recruit faceless myrmidons for 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.

According to the local security officials, the two individuals were arrested from the vicinity of Feroz Koh district as they were trying to visit Bala Morghab district.

Provincial police chief Ghulam Mustafa Mohsini confirmed the arrest of the two individuals for attempting to spread violence and recruit faceless myrmidons for ISIS.

He said the two individuals are originally residents of 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...
and Nimroz provinces and are currently in jug of the security forces for further investigation.

Mohsini further added that the men will be referred to judicial institutions once the investigations are over.

Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Afghan forces arrest Taliban’s military commission chief for Baghlan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
a top leader of the Taliban group in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) acting front man Najib Danish confirmed that the group’s military commission chief for Baghlan was arrested during a special military operation.

He said the detained Taliban leader has been identified as Mawlavi Abdul Hai Haqyar.

Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban’s shadow governor among 16 killed in Kunduz airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixteen Taliban forces of Evil including the shadow governor of the group for northeastern Takhar province were killed in an Arclight airstrike in northern Kunduz province.

The Kunduz police commandment in a statement said the Arclight airstrike was carried out late on Monday afternoon in the vicinity of Dasht-e-Archi district.

The statement further added that the forces of Evil were targeted in Pul-e-Moman area of Dasht-e-Archi, leaving Taliban’s shadow governor Qari Tayeb dead along with at least 15 murderous Moslems.

The police commandment did not elaborate further regarding the Arclight airstrike and it is year not clear if the Arclight airstrike was carried out by the Afghan Air Force or the US forces based in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban leader killed in Afghan police ambush in Nuristan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A local leader of the Taliban group was killed in an ambush of the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces in eastern Nuristan province.

According to the local government officials, the Taliban murderous Moslems were ambushed late on Monday afternoon in the vicinity of Wanat Waigal district.

Provincial governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum confirmed the ambush against the Taliban murderous Moslems and said a local leader of the group was killed.

He said another two Taliban murderous Moslems who were accompanying the Taliban leader were also maimed in the ambush.

Qayum further added that the Taliban murderous Moslems managed to take away the two maimed Lions of Islam but their leader’s body was left behind.

Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


67 militants killed during counter-terrorism operation in past 24 hours: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixty seven faceless myrmidons were killed during the counter-terrorism operations in various provincesof the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday.

A statement by MoD said the operations were conducted in 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..
, Kapisa, Khost, Ghazni, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Farah, Faryab, 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...
, Kunduz, 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....
, Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces.

The statement further added that 17 of the Death Eaters were killed in Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz, 12 others were killed in Bala Murghab district of Badghis, and 12 others were killed in Nawa district of Helmand.

A senior commander of the group was also among those during the operations in Helmand, MoD said, adding that 60 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were also destroyed.

According to MoD, the senior Taliban leader maimed during the Helmand operations has been identified as Mullah Shahwali.

The Ministry of Defense also added that 9 Death Eaters were killed and 11 others were maimed during a separate operation conducted in Khakriz district of Kandahar.

At least 11 Taliban Death Eaters were killed during a separate operation conducted in southern Uruzgan province, MoD added.

Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Blasts at Spin Boldak arms depot
[DAWN] A series of kabooms at an arms depot in Spin Boldak town shook the area across the border in Afghanistan late on Monday night, officials and TV reports said.

The kabooms were said to have occurred after suspected murderous Moslems attacked the facility.

According to reports, flames could be seen from miles and the blasts were so loud that they were even heard in the border town of Chaman.

Talking to Dawn, Akbar Khan, an official in the Spin Boldak administration, said a suicide kaboom at the depot could not be ruled out.

People living near the depot started leaving the area, they said.
At one time, Spin was one of the quietest and safest places in AFG.
Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Horn
U.S. denies conducting air strikes in southern Somalia
"Wudn't us. Musta been the Ruritaneans -- they've been getting kinda antsy lately."
[SHABELLENEWS] The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) on Monday denied conducting air strikes against al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
in southwest Somalia on Saturday in which more than 100 Lions of Islam including 20 commanders were killed.

Africom, which has in the past conducted counter-terrorism Arclight airstrikes against the terror group in Somalia, said its most recent strike in the Horn of Africa nation was conducted in January.

"The U.S. military did not conduct any kind of kinetic action in that area during the timeframe referenced. The most recent U.S. strike in Somalia was conducted in January," Africom said in a statement.

Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Mortar attack kills at least 5, injures 7 in Mogadishu
[SHABELLENEWS] At least five people were reported to have been killed, and seven maimed in mortar shells fired into homes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, Witnesses said.

An Eyewitness, speaking to Radio Shabelle via phone said between 2-3 mortars struck a School in Howlwadag district, killing at least five civilians, including four children.

A mortar struck Hassan Al Qaridi primary school, killing four students and injuring seven others, according Abdullahi Barre, the school principal who spoke to Radio Shabelle.

The maimed people have been rushed to hospital by the local ambulances. Reports said there have been more mortars fired at the country’s President Palace in Mogadishu.

No group has yet claimed credit for the mortar fire in Mogadishu, which was the latest in series of attacks in the seaside capital since the election of President Farmajo in February.
Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egypt Arrests Church Bombings Suspect
[AnNahar] Egyptian police on Tuesday locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
a man wanted for alleged involvement in twin church bombings this month 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....
group, an official said.

Acting on a tip-off,
[RING!]
Cop shoppe! Sergeant Shafiq speaking!
Lissen! Dis is Mahmoud da Weasel! I got a tip for youse...

police arrested Ali Mahmoud Mohammed Hassan,
...yesterday I was told that Egyptian names come in four parts, as we see here: personal name, father's name, grandfather's name, family name. Though in this case it looks like the family name is just another personal name...
one of 19 suspects whose names police made public after the Palm Sunday kabooms, the official said.

Two jacket wallahs attacked two churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria on April 9, killing 45 people in the deadliest attack on Coptic Christians in recent memory.

Hassan was arrested in the southern province of Qena, from where the two suicide bombers also came.

The interior ministry had raised a reward for information leading to the suspects' arrests to 500,000 pounds ($27,518).

The Palm Sunday bombings followed an earlier attack by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives in a packed Cairo church in December, killing 29 people.

The Islamic State group, which claimed all three bombings, has threatened more attacks on the minority, which makes up about 10 percent of Egypt's 90 million people.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/19/2017 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


One policeman killed, 4 injured in attack on Egypt's St Catherine security checkpoint
[AlAhram] A policeman was killed and four others were maimed at Mount Catherine's security checkpoint late Tuesday in South Sinai after an exchange of fire with unknown holy warriors, Egypt’s ministry of interior said.

According to a statement issued by the ministry, a group of gunnies opened fire on the checkpoint on a road leading up to the Saint Catherine monastery on top of the mountain.

"The police forces exchanged fire with the gunnies until they gained control and forced the gunnies to flee," the statement added.

Egypt’s health ministry front man Khaled Megahed told Ahram Online the four injured coppers were transferred to Sharm El-Sheikh's international hospital. The body of the policeman who was killed was transferred to St. Catherine hospital.

The attack on the security checkpoint near the Saint Catherine monastery, which is one of the oldest Christian monasteries and the main tourist attraction in South Sinai, comes two weeks after the bombings of Orthodox Churches in Alexandria and Tanta killed over 45 people on Palm Sunday.

Islamic State claims attack on Egypt police checkpoint

[IsraelTimes] 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....
holy warrior group has grabbed credit for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and maimed four.

The forces of Evil opened fire from an elevated hilltop overlooking the police checkpoint just outside the monastery, which is located in a remote desert and mountainous area in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry.

After an exchange of gunfire, the attackers expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, the ministry said, adding that some of the gunnies were maimed in the shootout.

No further details were immediately available.

According to SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of krazed killers, the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency announced that the group’s forces of Evil carried out the attack near Saint Catherine. This is the first time the IS has attacked a monastery.

It comes shortly before a planned visit by the Vatican Pope Francis to Egypt next week.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Egypt Interior ministry says 'terrorist' killed, police officer injured in Damietta raid
[AlAhram] A "wanted terrorist" was killed in a shootout on Tuesday morning during a police raid in the northern coastal governorate of Damietta, state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
MENA said, quoting a security source.

The incident occurred when police raided a krazed killer hideout in Kafr Saad village, said MENA, with one police officer injured in the resulting shootout.

The source said that the shootout began when the terrorist fired at coppers as they attempted to arrest him, forcing police to return fire.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under:


4 soldiers killed in attack on northern Mali army camp
[Ynet] A Malian army front man says gunnies have attacked an army camp in the country's north, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another.

Lt. Col. Diarran Kone on Tuesday would not give more details about the attack in Gourma-Rharous, about 160 kilometers south of Timbuktu.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Africa Subsaharan
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill five soldiers in NE Nigeria
[AlAhram] Suspected 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...
murderous Moslems killed five Nigerian soldiers and injured five others in a raid on a military post in the violence-torn northeast, locals and a military officer said Tuesday.

"Our men were outgunned and outnumbered," said a military officer in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak about the incident.

Scores of fighters loyal to the Boko Haram faction headed by Abu Musab al-Barnawi late Monday stormed a checkpoint near Sabon Garin Kimba village about 140 kilometres (90 miles) from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram.

"We lost five men in the fight. Five more were maimed," the military officer said.

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....
(IS) murderous Moslem group last year appointed al-Barnawi as head of Boko Haram, replacing long-time leader Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fire by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian assisting the military, said the Islamist murderous Moslems took military vehicles and burned three armoured cars along with makeshift sheds at the checkpoint.

"The snuffies attacked the soldiers... and remained in the village for three hours before they withdrew," said Karimbe.

This was the second attack on the same military checkpoint in under a month.

Late last month, Islamist murderous Moslems dressed in Nigerian military uniforms attacked the checkpoint and forced soldiers to withdraw before looting food and medical supplies from the village.

Boko Haram has in recent weeks intensified attacks on military targets in the northeast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Yemeni (Houthi) Army advances in Mocha
[AlManar] The Yemeni army and popular committees managed on Tuesday to liberate all the Saudi-led aggression forces’ positions in Mount Al-Nar vicinity in Mocha.

The quality operation launched by the Yemeni army and popular committees claimed scores of Saudi-led mercenaries and imposed exodus on the rest of the invaders.

Yemen has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive ex-president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.
Posted by: badanov || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen
[DAWN] The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in 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...
said one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 Saudi officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the kingdom's troops since the war began more than two years ago.

The Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the eastern province of Marib, the coalition said, adding that it is investigating the circumstances. The incident happened as US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to discuss the Yemen war with Saudi leaders.

Posted by: Fred || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  Yemen defence ministry: Helicopter "misread" air defence system, "resulted in the destruction of the aircraft before it landed".
Posted by: Pappy || 04/19/2017 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Missed loading the day's IFF codes?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/19/2017 10:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Question is whether it was the aircraft, or the system that missed loading.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/19/2017 12:00 Comments || Top||


Europe
Explosives, guns, IS flag found in French plot probe
[IsraelTimes] The foiled plan sparks fears that the closing days of the election campaign could be a target for bandidos gunnies ahead of Sunday’s vote.

Police tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
two men in Marseille Tuesday on suspicion of planning an "imminent" attack, finding guns, explosives and an Islamic State
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [408 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
US: Man screams 'Allahu akbar!' and kills three civilians
A 39-year-old California man opened fire on Tuesday night, killing three people in the center of Fresno, California.

The shooter, Kori Ali Muhammed, had nicknamed himself the "Black Jesus."

Local police report Muhammed yelled, "Allahu akbar!" upon arrest.

According to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, Muhammed shot at least sixteen bullets from his gun in less than a minute, aiming at four different targets in the city center.

Dyer also noted that Muhammed shot a hotel security guard elsewhere in the city earlier this week.

"Immediately after noticing the policemen, Muhammed laid on the floor and yelled 'Allahu akbar!'" Dyer reported. "He doesn't like white people, and wants to kill as many as possible before going to jail."
IMO, this belongs in WOT and not crime
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/19/2017 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [836 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not to worry, mass media is on the case.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/19/2017 2:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Taking bets on what religion he belongs to.

Notice all the medias sidestepped his religion.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 04/19/2017 4:24 Comments || Top||

#3  You have to ask yourself why this fellow was ever released from prison ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/19/2017 5:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Perhaps he was one of those sprung by the last POTUS?
Posted by: Bobby || 04/19/2017 7:17 Comments || Top||

#5  If obama had a son...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/19/2017 7:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Notice all the medias sidestepped his religion

Same for the Cleveland killer.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/19/2017 8:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Every time the media sidesteps the religion in cases like this, they need to be charged with aiding and abetting the enemy.

But then again the media is the enemy....
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/19/2017 8:56 Comments || Top||

#8  I recommend he be provided a private room and Aaron Hernandez signature, 1000 thread count bed sheets without delay.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/19/2017 9:02 Comments || Top||

#9  AP Changes Fresno Shooter’s Words From ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Removes Islam Reference
The MSM continues to do people a great disservice. Lazy muckers (a person who removes dirt and waste, especially from stables.) don't do much reporting at all except for the fake news.

Posted by: JohnQC || 04/19/2017 10:10 Comments || Top||

#10  AP Changes Fresno Shooter’s Words From ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Removes Islam Reference.

The presstitutes who do such work should be...er..."informed" that such doings could be construed as conspiring with the enemy...and that such actions have *consequences*.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/19/2017 10:37 Comments || Top||

#11  Inquiring people want to know how a mentally deranged person was able to acquire a weapon in a known gun free zone (aka Kaliphornia)?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 04/19/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||

#12  p.s. When this happens in Israel, we call it "terrorism".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/19/2017 12:30 Comments || Top||

#13  Ahhhhh, but according to the MSM, if you don't call it terrorism, it isn't!
Posted by: Bobby || 04/19/2017 12:54 Comments || Top||

#14  It wasn't a terrorist attack. The guy just happened to follow the Muslim lifestyle, call himself a Muslim, screamed "Allahu Akbar!" after the killings, hated people who generally weren't Muslim, went after folks he thought weren't Muslim and be in contact with IS.

Instead, he has been deemed "nuts".

Oh, and that the MSM continues to spout that Muslim terrorists are categorized as "nuts" as requested by the Obumhole administration is not to be considered here.
Posted by: gorb || 04/19/2017 14:10 Comments || Top||

#15  I agree with g(r)omgoru that this is a Homefront: WoT story, which is why the other article we have on the story is also filed on P.1, two below this one. But that post doesn't have the addition of the Daily Mail article noting that Ay Pee removed references to the Muslim character of our miscreant. Good find, g(r)omgoru -- we've got them double teamed. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/19/2017 15:10 Comments || Top||

#16  Correction: that article is right below this one. Articles are grouped differently in moderator mode. My apologies for the misstatement.

This was definitely Sudden Jihad Syndrome, making it terrorism, even if overlain by hatred of whites, which is mainstream Nation of Islam.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/19/2017 15:42 Comments || Top||


#18  Good catch, BP. Someone left the Irony on
Posted by: Frank G || 04/19/2017 19:11 Comments || Top||


Suspect in Fresno shooting spree that killed 3 shouts 'Allahu Akbar'
[YOURCENTRALVALLEY] Three people are dead
...all of them white men...
in a shooting spree in downtown Fresno on Tuesday, and the suspect was wanted in connection to the Motel 6 killing last week,
...that victim was a white man, too, not at all coincidentally...
the Fresno Police Department said.

Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shouted "Allahu Akbar" as police tackled him to the ground after the shootings which were spread over four locations, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.

The victims appeared to be random, Dyer said.

Shot Spotter detected the first gunshots around 10:45 a.m. Muhammad shot into a PG&E vehicle killing the passenger. The driver sped away and drove to Fresno Police headquarters.

Muhammad continued walking and shot up a local resident but missed. Shortly after, he encountered another resident and shot and killed that person.

He then continued to the area of Catholic Charities where he shot and killed a person in the parking lot. Shortly after, he was apprehended without police firing a shot.

"All sixteen of these rounds were fired in less than a minute within four different locations," Dyer said.

Officers responded within one minute of the first shots.

Muhammad used a social media account -- in part -- to perpetuate an anti-white agenda.

Dyer said the men who were killed are believed to have had no connection to Muhammad. Dyer also said it was too early to tell whether terrorism was a factor.
Sudden Jihad Syndrome makes it terrorism, Chief Dyer. The question is whether our miscreant is formally a member of a jihadi organization such as ISIS or a Muslim supremacist organization such as the Muslim Brotherhood or Nation of Islam, or if perhaps he was radicalized by what he saw on the internet.
The Islamic Cultural Center in Fresno released a statement condemning the shootings.
Of course they did.
More from The Daily Mail:
Muhammad,who was born Cory Taylor, is a self-proclaimed rapper who goes by the nickname of 'Black Jesus'. He also goes by the name of B-God Mac Sun, and sells his 12-track album 'True Story Kori' on Amazon.

Muhammad is active on Facebook and Twitter and previously expressed his dislike of white people and anti-government sentiments in social media posts.

His father, Vincent Taylor, told the LA Times on Tuesday that his son believed there was a race was
I think that was supposed to be race war...
going on in America that he was in the midst of, and 'a battle was about to take place'.

'I'm happy he was tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
,' Taylor said. 'I would hope that whatever Kori tells [police,] they take him seriously and they start following up.'
When good people have bad children. That poor man.
Muhammad's grandmother, Glenestene Taylor, said that he'd been acting strangely when he visited her on Sunday, and that he was crying. However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
she said she didn't get the impression that her grandson held hatred towards any race.

'He would say something derogatory about anybody, didn't matter about the color,' she said. 'If he didn't like what they did, he didn't like what they did no matter the color.'

The spree shooter has a length criminal record, including a dismissed felony charge of unlawful firearm possession in 2004.
Known wolf.
He was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial in 2005 after a grand jury indicted him on cocaine and firearm possession. A federal judge later declared him mentally fit in 2006 and he subsequently served 92 months in prison.
Mentally unbalanced known wolf -- he was ripe for the harvest.
Officers on the scene found rounds of 357 caliber bullets, and a speed loader for a revolver, but did not recover a murder weapon when they apprehended Muhammad.

Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, referred to Muhammad as a 'violent black supremacist'.

Sayed Ali Ghazvini, imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, said Muhammad was not a member of his congregation and he did not recognize him.
Possibly this is true. Did anyone check with the Nation of Islam people?
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#1  although not stated in the article muhammad was, I think, arrested within 10 minutes of the 3rd murder
Posted by: lord garth || 04/19/2017 7:05 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
‘IS facilitator’ arrested in Cantt area
[DAWN] LAHORE: The law enforcement agencies on Monday tossed in the clink
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
a controller 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....
(IS) murderous Moslem group late on Sunday during a combing operation in Cantonment Area.

According to sources, Umer alias Sufiyan of Multan was arrested for arranging accommodation for the hard boyz by renting apartments in different city areas.

The suspect was also involved in providing residence to Azeem alias Abu Fauji, who is still absconding. The government had announced Rs1million reward for providing any actionable information about Fauji.

Sufiyan, who was residing in Cantonment area when the law enforcement agencies took him in jug. He allegedly rented a 5marla house in Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Housing Society (near Ghazi Road) for murderous Moslems.

Ali Tariq, who was killed in an encounter, had completed his BS Electrical Engineering from a private university in 2016. The suspect was a resident of Manazir Ali Road, House No E-855, Mohalla Nadirabad-1, Ali Park, Bedian Road, Lahore Cantt.

According to sources, the suspect had come under surveillance for the first time when the law enforcement agencies detected his brother, Ahmad Ali Tariq, a medical student, for owning an internet device being used to contact the IS leaders.

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Four injured in Indian shelling
Betcha the Pakistanis started it, dear Reader, probably to cover an infiltration attempt. The odds are good the Indians will exchange gunfire with undocumented aliens within three days.
[DAWN] Two men and as many women were maimed and some houses damaged in Indian firing and shelling from across the Line of Control in different areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmire on Monday.

The first casualty was reported from Khuiratta sector in the southern Kotli district where Mohammad Shakil, 35, was injured at about 3.30am in Janjot Bahadar village.

Indian shells also landed in Charhoi sector but no casualties were reported, an official told Dawn by telephone from Kotli.

In Samahni sector, shelling started at about 8am and continued till 1pm, leaving three people injured.

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Iraq
Iraqi unit backed by US and Australian advisers hit with mustard gas in second chemical attack by ISIS in two days as government forces close in on jihadis in Mosul
[DailyMail] Six soldiers suffered breathing problems and another 19 were also forced to seek treatment after ISIS bully boyz launched the gas attack against the US-backed unit in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, northern Iraq. It is the second chemical attack against the Iraqi troop in two days, after an officer with the anti-terrorism unit said ISIS fired a rocket loaded with chlorine at the al-Abar neighborhood in western Mosul. Gas masks and other equipment is now being distributed to forces in case of future gas attacks.
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#1  Is that a drop of a pin I hear from the 'international community'?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/19/2017 12:48 Comments || Top||

#2  No,
what you heard was Michael Moore clearing his throat to say:
"Bush lied! People died! Bush put the gas in Mosul! It's Bush I tell you! And Trump."

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 04/19/2017 14:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Nobody listens to Michael Moore any more. He's trying to find something to say so he'll be "relevant" (I'd say "again", but he never was before, so. . .).
Posted by: Old Patriot || 04/19/2017 21:50 Comments || Top||

#4  On the plus side (heh), Michael Moore is still fat.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/19/2017 21:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Arteriosclerosis, please find Michael Moore and end it for us.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/19/2017 22:00 Comments || Top||


50 ISIS Bad Guys sneak into al-Mutaibaija
Hawija (IraqiNews.com) An official in Diyala Province revealed that more than 50 members of the Islamic State group have sneaked from Hawija to al-Mutaibaija, Alsumaria News reported on Tuesday.

Mayor of al-Khalis District, Udai al-Khedran, said in a press statement that more than 50 fighters of the Islamic State group sneaked from Hawija to al-Mutaibaija, located on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin, in the last few weeks.

Khedran also warned that al-Mutaibaija may represent a weakness to the stability of Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk, due to its strategic location.
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Mosul Offensive News


40 die in airstrikes in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Airstrikes by the U.S-led coalition against Islamic State militants in Mosul killed 30 civilians as well as ten militants on Tuesday, according to municipal and security officials.

A strike by coalition fighter jets targeting a moving booby-trapped vehicle in Mosul al-Jadida district killed 30 civilians, according to Ghazwan al-Dawodi, chairman of the Nineveh province’s human rights committee, who spoke in a press statement.

Dawodi said the victims included women and children as the explosion damaged a number of houses packed with residents.

Mosul al-Jadida was the stage of an earlier deadly strike in March which killed more than 200 civilians, an incident which sparked an international outrage that prompted the United States to promise an investigation.

Also on Tuesday, coalition fighters pounded IS locations in al-Thawra, a district where Iraqi forces have been involved in intense fighting with IS over the past week, becoming closer to fully recapturing it.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said the strike left more than 10 militants dead, and seriously wounded Salem (Abu Qahtan) al-Othman, a senior member in charge of the group’s so-called “security committees”.

Iraqi forces recaptured eastern Mosul in January, and sat on a new offensive in February to retake the western side of the city.
Google Map at the link

15 ISIS Turbans die, 31 arrested in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) U.S.-led coalition jets have destroyed an Islamic State workshop for booby-trapping motorbikes, killing the members inside, in western Mosul, Iraqi intelligence service announced.

In a statement on Tuesday, the service said “the international coalition jets fully destroyed a workshop for booby-trapping motorbikes.”

“15 IS members, who inside the workshop, located in al-Islah al-Zeraei district, were killed,” it added.

Iraqi forces, backed by the international coalition jets launch airstrikes against IS headquarters located in the western flank of Mosul on a daily basis leaving members killed and havens destroyed.

Meanwhile, a source from police in Nineveh province declared arresting 31 IS members, including two leaders, while combing districts in central Mosul.

“Troops launched a security campaign in district of central Mosul,” Captain Mounir Hamza told BasNews. “31 IS members, including leaders from Arab countries, were arrested.”

Earlier this month, the Joint Operations Command said IS militants were only in control over 6.8 percent of territory of Iraq and that government troops were controlling 60 percent of the western side of Mosul.

In mid-October, Iraqi troops launched an offensive and gained control over eastern Mosul in January. In February, a new offensive was launched to take the western region.
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10 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Ten Islamic State members died when fighter jets from the U.S.-led international coalition pounded their vehicle southwest of Kirkuk, according Kurdish intelligence officials.

Kurdistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department said the strike targeted IS members boarding a vehicle on a road linking al-Riyadh and Hawija, both regions still under Islamic State control.

Those killed included Ammar (Abu Nabil) Hassan, a senior Islamic State leader which the department, however, did not identify in terms of ranking within the extremist group.

Since emerging in 2014 to proclaim a self-styled “Islamic Caliphate”, IS members have held areas in southwestern Kirkuk, where thousands of civilians had to flee the group’s rule to refugee camps in the province and neighboring cities. Local officials have repeatedly urged the government to hasten with security efforts to liberate IS-held regions in Kirkuk, but the Iraqi government is currently employing its full military power in the six-month-old campaign to retake Mosul, IS’s biggest stronghold in Iraq. It is expected that the government will launch further offensives against IS havens across Iraq once the campaign in Mosul concludes.

IS has executed dozens of civilians in Kirkuk for either attempting to flee areas under its control or for collaborating with security forces.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


1 dead in bombing attack in al-Shoala region

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One civilian died and four others were wounded on Tuesday when a bomb blast rocked an area northwest of Baghdad, according to police sources.

Alsumaria News quoted the sources saying the explosive device was planted on the side of a road near a popular market in al-Shoala region, northwest of the capital.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has said that violence in the country lef 1115 casualties, excluding security members, during March. Baghdad was the second most affected province with 84 deaths and 246 injuries, according to the organization’s monthly casualty count.

While several blasts are not followed by a claim of responsibility, Islamic State militants said they had been behind some bloody explosions and attacks that hit the capital in the past months, leaving casualties among civilians and security troops.
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Anbar Antix


Iraqi forces shoot down ISIS drone

Rutba (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army forces in anbar province said Tuesday they downed a drone guided by Islamic State militants at the group-held western area.

Alsumaria News quoted sources from the army’s 1st division saying that a sniper shot down the drone at the town of Rutba (310 km west of Ramadi).

The drone was carrying a camera for reconnaissance purposes, according to the sources.

Islamic State fighters have relied on drones in many attacks that killed a number of civilians and security members since a security campaign was launched against the group in October.

The incident comes hours after paramilitary forces fighting the extremist group alongside the government warned that IS was preparing for a suicide attack on the town.

IS is mobilizing fighters near Rutba, preparing for a suicide offensive against the town, said Qutri al-Obeidi, a commander at the local popular mobilization forces in Anbar.

“Security leaderships had informed the army’s air force command of the activity,” said Obeidi, adding that field commanders were closely monitoring IS’s movements.

Islamic State has maintained control over the towns of Annah, Rawa and Qaim, weswt of Anbar, since the group emerged in 2014 to proclaim a self-styled ‘Islamic Caliphate”.

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

Local officials believe Islamic State is holding thousands in those regions to use them as human shields against any future security offensive.

The Iraqi government is expected to aim at IS havens in Anbar once it is finished with eliminating the group from Mosul, its biggest bastion in Iraq.

Kop dies in suicide bombing in al-Dulab

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Anbar Province revealed that a policeman was killed by a suicide bombing, west of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Tuesday.

The source said that a suicide bomber, wearing an explosive belt, blew up himself on members of the joint security forces in al-Dulab near in al-Baghdadi area (90 km west of Ramadi).

The bombing resulted in the killing of a policeman, as well as wounding two others, the source added on condition of anonymity.

Noteworthy, al-Baghdadi area is controlled by security forces and tribal fighters, after being liberated from the Islamic State group last year.
Google Map at the link

Iraqi airstrike destroys 2 VBIEDS in Rawa and Anah

Anah (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Army’s 7th Brigade Command announced, on Tuesday, that an air strike destroyed two booby-trapped vehicles belong to the Islamic State group, west of Anbar.

The command said in a statement that the international coalition air force carried out an air strike on a booby-trapped vehicle, driven by a terrorist, in the city of Anah (210 west of Ramadi), destroying it completely and killing its driver.

Furthermore, the international coalition conducted another air strike in the city of Rawa (230 km west of Ramadi), destroying a booby-trapped vehicle belonging to the Islamic State and killing its driver.

Meanwhile, US-led international coalition air force and Iraqi Air Force continue carrying out air strikes on the hideouts and headquarters of the Islamic State in Anah, Rawa and Qaim, west of Anbar, in preparation to liberate these cities.
Google Maps at the link
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Southeast Asia
Two nabbed in Tacurong blasts that wounded 15
[Inquirer] Philippine police nabbed two men in possession of hand grenades minutes after two explosions rocked a gas station in Tacurong City and injured 15 people on Monday night. Police spokesman Raul Supiter said Waren Gani and his brother, Johari, were seen roaming around the site of the explosions carrying hand grenades after the two blasts hit.

An IED first hit the roof of the gas station’s toilet at 6:45 p.m. Bomb experts were about to cordon off the area at 7:10 p.m. when another blast hit the station, injuring nine bystanders, three soldiers and three policemen. A police official described the Tacurong explosions as a "well-planned bombing attack."

The Gani brothers admitted they were members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and could not explain why they were at the blast scene and why they were carrying explosives. Police found on the suspects' mobile phones photographs of the two carrying firearms and wearing fatigue uniforms, Supiter said.

Supiter said personnel of St. John Learning Center in Barangay New Isabela also reported receiving a bomb threat at 5:50 p.m., barely an hour before the first blast occurred. Police noted text messages circulating in the area before the blasts, warning recipients of bombing plots in key cities in South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces, and General Santos City that would be carried out supposedly by Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters to avenge
the deaths of Abu Sayyaf members in last week’s clashes in Bohol province.

Supiter noted similarities between the bombs used here with those set off in previous regional bombings. Police have been eyeing the possible role played by the BIFF, a breakaway group of the MILF, in the attack.

The blast came two weeks after an improvised bomb was set off in front of the Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative office, injuring eight workers.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian rebels capture ISIS radio station in Taqba
[ARA News] The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday took over the radio station of ISIS in the city of Tabqa in Raqqa province.

“The Syrian Democratic Forces made new progress in the city of Tabqa, taking control of the ISIS radio station,” Jesper Söder, a Swedish volunteer with the Syrian Democratic Forces told ARA News.

“The areas liberated by the SDF are used by civilians who escape the ISIS terrorists. The Syrian Democratic forces cleared all mines laid by Daesh [ISIS] around and in the village of Kabbash, west of Tabqah,” he said.

The SDF fighter told ARA News that Tabqa city could be liberated soon. “Maybe in a few days it is liberated,” he said.

Until now there are still several thousands of civilians stranded in the town of Tabqa amidst continued fighting between ISIS and the SDF forces.

SDF officials said they are trying to open safe corridors to secure the civilians.

In mid March, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with their Syrian Arab Coalition fighters, launched a multi-pronged offensive behind enemy lines to liberate the Tabqa Dam from ISIS. Apache helicopters, U.S. Marine artillery and special operation troops were part of this operation to drop SDF fighters near Tabqa city.

“The Coalition supported this offensive with air movement and logistical support, precision airstrikes, Apache helicopters in close air support, Marine artillery, and special operations advice and assistance to SDF leadership,” the US-led coalition said in a statement.

So far, ISIS is still resisting.

“We are advancing in to Tabqa area everyday. But there is really hard resistance from Daesh [ISIS],” SDF member Söder told ARA News.

“So, we thought that the operation for the Raqqa city would start in April, but Daesh have put up a hard fight. I think we should have beaten them in Tabqa already, but they have good positions to defend themselves and even from aircrafts,” Söder said, adding: “A lot of human shields are being used by Daesh [ISIS].”

Retaking Tabqa would enable the SDF forces to storm Raqqa city–the de facto capital of the ISIS self-proclaimed Caliphate.
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US plays Whack-a-Mole with Baghdadi in Deir Ezzor
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Dozens of the Islamic State members were either killed or wounded, late on Monday, in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour by air strikes conducted by the international coalition aircraft, which are believed to be carried out to target the group’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a Syrian activist said on Tuesday.

The Syrian activist Firas al-Alawi revealed that the international coalition aircraft carried out air strikes on Albu Kamal City, located on the Syrian-Iraqi borders.

The coalition air strikes also targeted al-Ahmar Oil Station in Hasrat town, in the rural area of Albu Kamal, and al-Labed neighborhood in the city of al-Muhasan, Alawi added.

Alawi also pointed out that the international coalition intensified its air strikes on Deir ez-Zour on the background of the news that talked about the escape of the Leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, from Iraq to Syria.
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#1  Kookies
Posted by: badanov || 04/19/2017 20:03 Comments || Top||


23 die in airstrikes in Deir Ezzor
(Reuters) A war monitor said air strikes, thought to be by planes from a U.S.-led military coalition, killed at least 23 people in two parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Monday.

There was no immediate comment from the coalition which has said it tries to avoid civilian deaths in its bombing campaigns against Islamic State militants in Syria and neighboring Iraq.

Jets “believed to belong to the international coalition” struck the town of al-Bukamal in the south of the province near the Iraqi border, killing three militants and 13 civilians including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

The Britain-based war monitoring group said air strikes also killed seven civilians in the town of al-Husainiyah further north along the Euphrates river.

Islamic State militants control most of Deir al-Zor province, which links territory they hold in Syria and Iraq, and parts of the provincial capital, which has the same name.

The Syrian government still controls some parts of Deir al-Zor city, including a nearby military air base, where Islamic State has besieged about 200,000 people lacking food and medicine for around two years.

Syrian government forces and their allies, backed by Russian air power, have been fighting back against Islamic State assaults in the area.
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Al-Qaeda faction thwarts first Syrian Army assault on Taibat Al-Imam in rural Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) retained full control over Taibat al-Imam on Monday as a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) assault earlier in the day proved to be mostly probing attacks which revealed a high number of jihadist bully boyz to be entrenched inside the town ahead of the anticipated government offensive.

Subsequently, commander-in-chief Suheil al-Hassan requested the Russian Air Force to intensify its sorties on the Islamist stronghold as little to no civilians are believed to be inside Taibat al-Imam with most fleeing the volatile battlefield in advance.

Nevertheless, the Tiger Forces ‐ assisted by the 47th and 87th brigade of the SAA’s 11th Division ‐ managed to keep control of the al-Qitban checkpoint that will now be used as a launching pad for renewed assaults on Taibat al-Imam.
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ISIS suicide bomber detonates explosives on Kurdish gathering in Tabqa city
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Monday afternoon, an Islamic State suicide bomber blasted Kurdish forward units in the newly liberated Alexandria neighborhood, killing and injuring many fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the process.

According to Amaq Agency, two SDF technicals were set alight and an additional two vehicles immobilized by the Islamic State SVBIED (vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) on SDF-held southern suburb in Tabqa city.
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Syrian Army widens salient around Palmyra after capturing dam in eastern Homs
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reopened an important flank in eastern Homs on Tuesday, liberating the Abu Kaleh dam area amid festivities with ISIS.

Notably, the advance puts the SAA within striking distance of the abandoned Armored Battalion, a military base still controlled by ISIS not far from the strategic M20 Highway.

Today’s government offensive was a joint operation conducted by the Russian-trained 5th Legion along with elements of the SAA’s 11th and 18th divisions.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Kinnison began his slow infiltration of the sewer system...
Russian choppers swarmed the skies over ISIS-held desert areas on the outskirts of Palmyra, constantly conducting sorties in the sparsely populated region.

Although stalling the highly anticipated Deir Ezzor liberation campaign, the SAA has advanced both south and north of Palmyra in recent weeks, systematically targeting weak points in ISIS’ defensive line in a bid to expand the vulnerable salient around the ancient city.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


16 die in ISIS attacks in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) 16 civilians were killed on Tuesday in an attack launched by Islamic State on the boundaries of al-Thawra district, in west of Mosul, a military source said.

“An IS suicide bomber, driving a booby-trapped vehicle, attacked the military units of Counter-Terrorism Service in al-Thawra district,” Captain Khedr al-Assadi, of the CTS, told Anadolu Agency.

“Failed to reach his target and besieged, he blew up the car in one of the alleyways,” Assadi added.

“Seven men, five women and four children were killed due to the blast, two houses were destroyed in addition to four cars that were stationed near the explosion,” he added.

“The troops fully controlled the district but had not combed it yet, which delayed the raising of Iraqi flags on its buildings,” according to Assadi.

Lieutenant-General Talib Shaghati, CTS chief, was quoted earlier as saying that “the military troops keep going steadily to liberate the remaining small area of western Mosul in order to declare the city as fully-liberated one. 32 out of a total of 38 districts were combed, in addition to the strategic airport of Mosul and Ghozlani military camp.”

CTS previously announced the troops advance in districts of al-Thawra and al-Tanak.

The densely-populated city of Mosul is the second biggest Iraqi cities. IS gained controlled on it in the summer of 2014. However, Iraqi troops were able to retake the eastern side in January. A new offensive was launched in February to recapture the western part.
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Who's in the News
30[untagged]
17Islamic State
6Govt of Pakistan
5Taliban
3Commies
2Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)
2al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies
1Govt of Syria
1Govt of Saudi Arabia
1Fatah
1Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)
1Boko Haram (ISIS)
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2017-04-19
  US: Man screams 'Allahu akbar!' and kills three civilians
Tue 2017-04-18
  Pakistani Taliban leader Ehsanullah Ehsan 'surrenders'
Mon 2017-04-17
  Pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia
Sun 2017-04-16
  At least 43 killed as car bomb hits Syria evacuees
Sat 2017-04-15
  Islamic State mufti killed in Mosul air strike, Iraqi forces say
Fri 2017-04-14
  Iraqi command says controls 60% of western Mosul
Thu 2017-04-13
  US drops MOAB on ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan
Wed 2017-04-12
  Bomb attack on Dortmund team bus
Tue 2017-04-11
  ISIS shells east of Mosul with chlorine gas, 10 casualties
Mon 2017-04-10
  Man steers car into town hall in Germany, fire breaks out
Sun 2017-04-09
  Church bombing north of Egypt's capital kills 26
Sat 2017-04-08
  Iranian brigadier general killed by jihadist militants in northern Hama
Fri 2017-04-07
  U.S. launches cruise missiles against Assad's forces
Thu 2017-04-06
  Al-Qaeda assassinates prominent Free Syrian Army commander in Idlib
Wed 2017-04-05
  Global outcry over suspected Syria chemical attack

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