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Paris - cops shot, 1 killed. Suspect dead, Suspicious package left
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Afghanistan
Zabul top cop dies in checkpoint attack
Shinkay district’s Police Chief, Saifullah Hotaki, was killed on Tuesday night in a Taliban attack on the district, local officials said.

The incident occurred when Taliban insurgents attacked a security forces check post in the district, officials said on Wednesday.

When the police chief arrived in the area, Taliban targeted him and killed him along with five other police force members.

Three other police force members were also wounded in the attack.
Posted by: badanov || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban’s shadow governor for Baghlan and 4 senior commanders killed
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The shadow governor of the Taliban group for northern Baghlan province was killed along with four other senior commanders of the group during a night operation conducted by the Afghan army commandos.

The acting head of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) media department, Najib Danish, said the operation was conducted around 11 pm local time in the vicinity of Joi Naw and other areas of Dand-e-Ghori.

He said the snuffies killed during the operation have been identified as Mawlavi Lal and four Taliban capos identified as Haji Sher Alam, Qari Janbaz, Qari Shahabuddin, and Qari Ismail.

According to the group, the five senior Taliban leaders were playing a key role in leading the insurgency of the group in Baghlan province.

He also added that a number of other snuffies were also killed during the operation but did not disclose the exact number.

This comes as the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Tuesday that the military commission of the group for Baghlan was incarcerated
Please don't kill me!
during a special operation.

MoI further added that the detained Taliban leader was identified as Mawlavi Abdul Hai Haqyar.

Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


13 key ISIS leaders killed in MOAB bombing in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least thirteen key leaders of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group offshoot loyalists were killed in the US Arclight airstrike in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan, involving the GBU-43 bomb.

The Ministry of Defense deputy front man Mohammad Radmanish said the Indian, Pak, and Tajik nationals are among those killed.

He said the 13 ISIS leaders killed in the Arclight airstrike were key members of the terrorist group.

In the meantime, sources privy of the development have said the senior ISIS leaders killed in the Arclight airstrike have been identified as Mumtaz and Afsar from Orakzai agency of Pakistain, former Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
leader Shahidullah Shahid and another holy warrior of the same group Omran.

The sources further added that the other leaders killed in the raid have been identified as Aftab, a resident of 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....

province of Pakistain, and Mohammad and Alogita from India.

A Tajikistan holy warrior identified as Sediqi, Noorak, Hamid, and Haji Saeed, residents of Afghanistan were also killed in the Arclight airstrike.

The bomb was dropped around 7:30 pm local time on Thursday, a move which was widely welcomed by the local residents and tribal elders of Nangarhar.

A number of the tribal elders appeared in a gathering after the Arclight airstrike was conducted on Friday and urged for further strikes to clear the province from the presence of ISIS holy warriors.

The Ministry of Defense Chief of Staff Gen. Murad Ali Murad said earlier this week that the number of the holy warriors killed in the Arclight airstrike has reached to 95.

Speaking during a presser on Sunday, Gen. Murad said the corpse count could rise as the clearance operation is underway after the bomb was dropped

The Arclight airstrike has resulted into the elimination of the strategic hideout of the terrorist group in Nangarhar, Gen. Muad said, adding that the civilians did not suffer any casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Bring out your dead!"
Posted by: gorb || 04/20/2017 22:14 Comments || Top||


3 Al-Qaeda network members killed in airstrikes in South of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At last three members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network were killed in Arclight airstrikes in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the bully boyz were killed during the Arclight airstrike conducted in Audaki village located in Tarang district.

No further details were given regarding the Arclight airstrikes and it is yet not clear if the Arclight airstrikes were conducted by the US forces based in Afghanistan or the Afghan Air Force.

The US forces in Afghanistan have stepped up counter terrorism operations against the terrorist groups during the recent months.

The increased operations by US forces followed after a broader role was granted to them earlier last year.

The latest Arclight airstrikes against the al-Qaeda network members came as at least 31 bully boyz including 18 jacket wallahs were killed during the clearance operations in this province earlier this month.

Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


5 Pakistani militants killed in an airstrike in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five Pak gunnies affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group offshoot, ISIS Khurasan, were killed in an Arclight airstrike in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Arclight airstrike was carried out around 10:00 am local time in Nazian district.

The statement further added that the gunnies were targeted in the vicinity of Taktakani area of Nazian.

According to the provincial government, the gunnies killed in today’s Arclight airstrike belonged to Mawlavi Yahya group and are originally residents of Orakzai agency of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
province in Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
IED Explosion targets Govt convoy near Mogadishu
[SHABELLENEWS] A powerful roadside kaboom targeted a military escorting convoy of govt officials in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday morning.

Reports said a remote-controlled land mine blast destroyed vehicles carrying top Somali officials in Garas-balay area as they were heading to the IDP cams outside Mogadishu.

It was not unclear the main target of the IED blast, and no group has yet grabbed credit for the attack.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that foreign nationals were travelling in the convoy.
Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
French, Mali forces kill 12 extremists after attack on army
[Ynet] French and Malian armed forces killed at least a dozen Islamic bully boyz who attacked an army camp in northern Mali Tuesday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another, according to a statement by the French Operation Barkhane.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


15 die in fighting in Tarhuna
65 Kms from Tripoli
[LibyaHerald] Fighting in Tarhouna on Monday is now said to have resulted in some 15 people, almost all from one family, being killed according to the local municipal council.

The dead, mostly from the Basbusa family, are said to have included three children and a 70-year-old wheelchair-bound man.

Reports claim that those responsible were the local Kani brigade, a outwardly Islamist, family-controlled militia which now dominates the formerly pro-Qaddafi town.

It is said that members of the Basbusa family attacked the town’s joint operations rooms after one of its members had been arrested. A number of the attackers are believed to have been killed in the assault but it also resulted in one of the defenders –a member of the Kani brigade – being injured. The brigade then allegedly attacked others of the Basbusa family.

For its part, though, the municipal council has denounced reporting of the issue, claiming that the press plus social media in Bani Walid and the Wirshefana area were deliberately stirring up what it insisted had simply been a local incident. It accused them of interfering in an “internal affair”, claiming that the local authorities were perfectly able to deal with it. The town was otherwise perfectly safe, it alleged. In gesture of defiance, it closed the road from Tarhouna to Bani Walid.

Local elders too have tried to gloss over the killings claiming the town is stable.

Far from calming the situation, the stance has resulted in angry rejection of it on social media and elsewhere.

In a statement today condemning the killings, UN special envoy Martin Kobler demanded a prompt and full investigation into what happened, and those responsible brought to justice. Witnesses and relatives of the victims also had to be protected, he said.

“It is time to ensure accountability for such shocking crimes. I call on the Government to provide the necessary support to prosecutorial authorities to investigate this and other such cases in Libya,” he insisted.

The Kani brigade has been accused of responsibility for a number of other outrages.

They were accused of involvement in the slaughter of the Habshi family in March 2015. In August the same year, following protests in part of the town at the death sentences passed on Saif Al-Islam and Abdullah Senussi, the brigade shelled the area when it was blocked from entering it and arresting the protestors. Five months later, three people were reported to have been killed in clashes between the Kani and local opponents. The brigade allegedly responded by blowing up the opponents’ homes.

Almost a year ago, the family of a murdered local colonel, Abdullah Sweissi, accused the brigade of responsibility for his killing.

Most recently, in January, the Kani were accused of carrying out the Garabulli massacre in which at least eight civilians died.
Posted by: badanov || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Egypt says forces killed Sinai monastery shooter
[IsraelTimes] Suspect behind attack near St. Catherine’s in which one policeman killed and 3 injured dies after shootout with cops.

Egyptian security forces killed a gunman suspected of shooting dead a policeman near St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

Three other officers were maimed in Tuesday’s attack in South Sinai province at a checkpoint near the ancient site, the ministry said.

The shooting, which the ministry said Tuesday was carried out by "a number of gunnies," was 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.

"Security forces in South Sinai, in cooperation with Bedouin elements tracked the perpetrators’ escape route and closed roads that would be used to escape" the scene of the shooting, the ministry said in a statement.

It said the suspect began firing after he was found by security forces, "which required the forces to quickly deal with him, injuring him leading to his death."

Security staff found an automatic weapon and ammunition, adding that "investigations are ongoing to identify the terrorist."

St. Catherine’s Monastery, a Christian site 500 kilometers (300 miles) southeast of Cairo in the south of the Sinai attracts thousands of visitors a year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
3 Dead in Suicide Attack in Cameroon Border Town
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Three people were killed and four others maimed on Wednesday in a suicide kaboom in Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
’s restive Far North, a local official said.

"Just before 10:00 am, a jacket wallah who crossed from Nigeria entered Kolofata and went kaboom!," a source from the town’s vigilante committee said.

"The blast killed three people -- a police officer and two civilians," he said.

The bomber also died in the kaboom which left another four people injured.

The toll was confirmed to AFP by a source close to the security services.

The local official said the bomber crossed into Cameroon through Kerawa, a town which lies on the border with Nigeria.

Kolofata, which lies 10 kilometers (six miles) from the border with Nigeria, is located in a region of the same name which has been regularly targeted by 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...
hard boys.

Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Soldiers kill 6 Boko Haram terrorists, arrest their logistics supplier
[NAIJ]
  • - Troops of 192 Battalion 26 Task Force on Tuesday, April 18, gunned down six Boko Haram terrorists

  • - The Nigerian Army said other terrorists were wounded in the operation by the troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole

  • - Weapons were also recovered from the terrorists during the operation

  • - A logistics supplier for the terrorists was also arrested in another operation around Daushe village in Borno state
Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Boko Haram: Police nab top leader who killed 150 in Baga
[DAILYPOST.NG] Bauchi State Police Command has announced the acrest‎​ of​​​ one Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, male, aged 25, of Balanga, Gombe State, at Tama village in Toro LGA of ​the state.

Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, in a statement on Wednesday, said the ​s​uspect is a notorious ​top commander of Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, who relocated to Tama village in order to evade arrest after the​ sect was​ dislodged by troops at Sambisa Fo​rest.

​"​Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect was amon​g​ those declared by the Nigerian Army on Serial Number 176 on its wanted list​.​

​"H​e has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga LGA of Borno State​ alone​.

​"​Case under investigation after which suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation​", he said.

The Police boss also announced the arrest ​of one Osama Abubakar male, aged 20yrs, of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi.

​The ​suspect ​had ​use​d​ a sharp knife and cut off the left hand of one Abdul-aziz Mohd male, aged 23yrs of Gombe Road Bauchi, who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member.

Exhibits recovered include two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act.

​"​Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect is a notorious Sara-Suka thug who was convicted for similar offence in 2016.

​"​Suspect voluntarily confessed and is assisting the police with useful information that will assist in apprehending his accomplices​", the statement added​.

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Suspected Boko Haram militants kill five soldiers
[NEWS24] 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...
jihadists 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 on Tuesday.

"Our men were outgunned and outnumbered," said a military officer in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

Scores of fighters loyal to the Boko Haram faction headed by Abu Musab al-Barnawi stormed a checkpoint near Sabon Garin Kimba village about 140km 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....
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 ...
Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
5 al-Qaeda Bad Guys die in 2 drone attacks
Two strikes apparently carried out by US drones killed overnight five suspected al-Qaeda members as they were travelling through two Yemeni provinces, an official and military sources said on Wednesday.

One strike hit a vehicle in the southern province of Shabwa, killing two suspected militants, the sources said.

A second hit a car in the province of Marib, east of the capital Sana’a, killing three, they added.

A local official said that authorities had not been able to identify those killed because the bodies were so badly burnt.

Washington has sharply intensified its air war against militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) since President Donald Trump took office in January.

The Pentagon said on April 3 that it had carried out more than 70 strikes against jihadist targets in Yemen since February 28.

Washington regards al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based branch as its most dangerous and accuses it of plotting multiple attacks against the West.

In late January, at least 30 people were killed in a US commando dawn raid in southern Yemen, including at least 10 women and children, in the first such military operation authorized by Trump.

The new US administration has not yet laid out a clear policy on drone strikes, but Trump has said he would support an escalation of the fight against militant groups.
Posted by: badanov || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Bangladesh
2 razakars to die for war crimes in Kishoreganj
[Dhaka Tribune] A special tribunal has sentenced two collaborators to death for their involvement in the murder of over 26 people, the abduction and detention of 11 people and the arson and looting of some 250 houses during the 1971 Liberation War in the then Kishoreganj sub division.

The three-member International Crimes Tribunal headed by Justice Anwarul Haque pronounced the judgment on Tuesday afternoon, in the presence of Muhammad Moslem Pradhan, 66, one of the convicts.

The other convict, Syed Mohammad Hussain alias Hossain, 64, is absconding.

Hussain, the younger brother of convicted war criminal Syed Hasan Ali, was the commander of the Nikli unit razakar force during the Liberation War.

Moslem was his associate and collaborated with him in committing crimes.

The tribunal asked the home secretary and Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest the runaway, with the help of Interpol, if needed.

In the verdict, the tribunal sentenced both convicts to death for the killing of 26 people at Gurui village under Nikli upazila and jail until death for the abduction and murder of freedom fighter Abdul Malek at Purbonagar village.

Considering the prosecution’s request to deem rape and forced religious conversions as equal to genocide, Hussain was also sentenced to death for participating in and abetting the murder of 34 Hindu men and the rape of many Hindu women at Dampara.

He also received a seven years’s imprisonment sentence for the forceful conversion of Hindu people at Dampara.

Hussain was further sentenced to five years’ jail for the abduction and confinement of four people in Nilki and to ten years in jail for mistreating the dead bodies of two freedom fighters.

Prosecutor Tureen Afroz said they were happy with the verdict. However,
some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go...
the convicts’ counsel Abdus Sattar Palwan said they may file an appeal with the Supreme Court.
Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia Kills 2 Suspected of Preparing Attacks: FSB to Agencies
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Russia’s FSB security force said Wednesday it had killed two men from Central Asia suspected of preparing to commit attacks during an arrest operation in the Vladimir region east of Moscow.

"As a result of festivities during attempted detention, two citizens of a Central Asian state were neutralized by FSB officers," the agency said in a statement quoted by Interfax news agency, adding that the men "were in contact with recruiters from an international terrorist organization."
Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Paris - cops shot, 1 killed. Suspect dead, Suspicious package left
Breaking updates
[Telegraph]
Bullet points as of 10:42 p.m. Greenwich Time:
  • Police officer killed in Champs Elysees shooting

  • One suspect shot dead

  • Arrest warrant 'issued for second suspect'

  • 'War weapon' used in attack

  • Central Paris in lockdown

  • Attack comes three days before presidential election

  • ISIS claimed it a few minutes ago.
Posted by: Frank G || 04/20/2017 15:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [912 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Pierro or Ahmed? Ah the drama!
Posted by: European Conservative || 04/20/2017 16:30 Comments || Top||

#2  2nd Officer has died.
Posted by: Slavilet B. Hayes1282 || 04/20/2017 16:45 Comments || Top||

#3  If it was Ahmed, that should seal Le Pen's victory who is calling for an end to "brutal multi-culturalism". But with people these days, who knows.
Posted by: Themble Ebbaising1079 || 04/20/2017 16:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Attacker known to police. "'terrorist' gunmen opened fire with Kalashnikovs."
Posted by: Titus Craigum4410 || 04/20/2017 17:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Know wolf(wolves) it seems.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/20/2017 17:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Ok -- I added the bullet points from Frank G's link as of now, and that ISIS claimed it. And I've set it as today's headline.

Thank you for being on top of this for us, Frank G, and the rest of you so that there was nothing left for me to do but add a little frosting. Rantburg truly is a group enterprise.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/20/2017 18:02 Comments || Top||

#7  French elections are completely nuts so even radical leftist Melenchon may face Le Pen in the second round.

Macron is an inexperienced ex banker who had a 80yo sugardaddy, Fillon gives nepotism a bad name.

Que le spectacle commence
Posted by: European Conservative || 04/20/2017 18:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Ironically news today is of a new Clint Eastwood movie, "The 15:17 to Paris" regarding a terrorist incident.
Posted by: Nero White 3083 || 04/20/2017 19:06 Comments || Top||

#9  #3 If it was Ahmed, that should seal Le Pen's victory who is calling for an end to "brutal multi-culturalism".

But will a Le Pen victory be permitted?
Posted by: charger || 04/20/2017 19:35 Comments || Top||

#10  🔴 ATTENTAT SUR LES CHAMPS
URGENT LA POLICE RECHERCHE#YoussoufElOsri est arrivé depuis la Belgique avec le Thalys
12:27 PM - 20 Apr 2017

huh. Not Pierre
Posted by: Frank G || 04/20/2017 21:03 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey Detains Leftist Activists after 'No' Protests
[AnNahar] Istanbul police on Wednesday detained 16 leftist activists involved in demonstrations against the 'Yes' victory in the referendum on expanding 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, a laywer said.

There have been daily street protests in anti-Erdogan neighborhoods in Istanbul since Sunday's referendum, which the opposition claims was marred by blatant vote rigging.

The Freedom and Solidarity Party (ODP), a left-wing movement not represented in parliament, said police had detained its Istanbul chairman Mesut Gecgel on accusations of "agitating the public" by claiming the 'Yes' vote was illegitimate.

Gecgel had himself written on Twitter that he was being detained for protesting against the 'Yes' victory.

Gecgel's lawyer Deniz Demirdogen told AFP that anti-terror police raided houses of the suspects before dawn, saying 16 people were detained so far but arrest warrants were issued for a total of 38 people.

Describing the accusations as "strange", he added: "They are accused of provoking people to question the legitimacy of the 'Yes' in the referendum.

"But there's no such crime definition in the penal code."

Demirdogen said those detained were being questioned at police headquarters in Istanbul and were awaiting a decision by prosecutors on the case.

There was no immediate confirmation of the detentions by the police.

Speaking in Ankara earlier, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the issue of the election result was closed and warned against street protests.

"The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
is a state of law... and there can be no talk of anarchy, activities in the street," he said.

"I call on people not to give in to provocations or get caught up in incitement," he added.

The 'Yes' camp won Sunday's poll with just 51.41 percent of the vote
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  So I wonder how our leftists are going to complain about this. Erdogan: "I'm all in favor of free speech, but that was hate speech. I was triggered, and I'm in fear of my life. Dictators have feelings too, ya know."
Posted by: Matt || 04/20/2017 10:01 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Bomb threat closes main NAS North Island gate
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - An early morning bomb threat prompted an investigation and closure of the main gate to Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado.

The gate closure at 3rd Street and Alameda Boulevard was initiated just after 5 a.m., after a bomb threat was called in, according to Navy officials.

Navy officials told 10News their investigators are "checking credibility of the threat" and a military bomb squad will evaluate the area.

Navy officials said they are unsure how long the closure and investigation will last. Officials advise all sailors who work on the base to contact their chain of command to inquire about work alternatives.

Coronado city officials said traffic was being diverted to 1st Street and Alameda Boulevard. Meanwhile, the 1st Street (carrier gate) and Ocean Avenue gates are open.
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#1  Yes, we need more islamic barbarians from the lands of the barbarians. Or maybe lets help the libtard professors at universities recruit more militants to attack rallies of people they disagree with. The US Military is a formidable opponent for both these groups.
Posted by: Percy McCoy7690 || 04/20/2017 11:42 Comments || Top||

#2  The threat has to be taken seriously but I'm thinking the real damage here is disruption to the normal routine so it is an easy and effective way to cause minor disruption. But real bombers don't threaten, they bomb.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/20/2017 11:51 Comments || Top||

#3  From the updated article:

An early morning bomb investigation prompted the closure of the main gate to Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado after a Navy petty officer approached the main gate and told the guard she feared there was a bomb in the trunk of her car.

Traffic was snarled through the morning commute after a gate was closed at 3rd Street and Alameda Boulevard was initiated just after 5 a.m., according to Navy officials. Base Security evacuated the area in the vicinity of the main gate, including the child development center.

After calling in Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal and a Military Working Dog unit, crews determined there was no evidence of a bomb inside the vehicle.

The main gate was reopened shortly after 11:30 a.m.


Odd.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/20/2017 18:21 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Diyala Devastations
Iraqi soldier dies in ISIS checkpoint attack in Baqubah

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A soldier was killed, another one was injured in an attack launched by Islamic State against security checkpoint, east of Baquba, according to a local source from Diyala province.

“An army checkpoint in Bazayez region, 20 KM east of Baquba, was attacked on Wednesday by armed gunmen of IS, leaving one soldier killed and another injured,” the source told Al Sumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source confirmed casualties among IS members “due to clashes with the security personnel that lasted for almost an hour.”

Moreover, the sources indicated that “joint troops started combing the area in search for IS militants.”

Security checkpoints are targeted by IS every now and then leaving casualties.

IS has escalated violent attacks against security members and civilians across Iraqi provinces over the months that followed the launch of a security campaign to retake its biggest stronghold in Mosul last October. Observers believe the attacks aim at making up for losses the group has been sustaining in Mosul, which,if recaptured, could be symbolic blow to the extremist group’s self-styled “Islamic Caliphate” declared in 2014 when the group occupied several parts of the country.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said violence in the country left 19000 casualties in nine months of 2016.

Iraqi forces dismantle IEDs in Hamrin dam area

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Diyala Police Command announced, on Wednesday, arresting a terrorist and dismantling four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in different areas of the province.

Spokesman for Diyala Police, Colonel Ghalib al-Attiya, said in a press statement that forces from Diyala Police, backed by the National Security detachments, arrested a man wanted on charges of terrorism in Hamrin Dam area.

Meanwhile, detachments of Bomb Squad directorate managed to dismantle four improvised explosive devices (one in Balad Ruz District and three on the banks of Diyala River in al-Salam area), Attiya explained.

The improvised explosive devices were dismantled without causing any human or material losses, he further added.

Noteworthy, security forces arrested dozens of criminals and terrorists in Diyala in the last months, and also dismantled several bombs and IEDs.
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Iranian militia forces force back ISIS attack in Tikrit
Tikrit (IraqiNews.com) Paramilitary forces killed four Islamic State militants after foiling an attack on a village north of Tikrit, Iraqi military media said Wednesday.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) killed four IS members, including a suicide bomber, after an attempted attack on Sheikh Ali village, north of Tikrit, Salahuddin province.

A statement by al-Hashd’s media service said its forces had staged a preemptive offensive at the nearby al-Zawia region, deactivating a booby-trapped car and damaging another armored vehicle belonging to the group.

Islamic State had stepped up attacks against civilians and security members over the past months since Iraqi government forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake the city of Mosul, IS’s largest stronghold in Iraq.

Salahuddin province has witnessed occasional attacks by IS against civilians and security. A violent suicide attack in Tikrit earlier this month left at least 35 civilians and security personnel dead.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command says IS militants are currently controlling only less than seven percent of Iraqi territory. The Iraqi government is expected to aim at IS pockets in Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Anbar once finished with the operation in Mosul.
Google Map at the link
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Mosul Offensive News


16 ISIS Turbans detained i southern Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Security troops heightened measures at the liberated regions and searched for Islamic State militants, in south of Mosul, a source from Nineveh police said.

“Security forces imposed tight measures in Qayyarah and Hamam al-Alil towns and arrested 16 IS members,” Captain Jasem Mohamed told BasNews.

“Several others, who were hiding among displaced families at Hamam al-Alil camps, were arrested over doubts of involvement with IS,” he added.

Interior Ministry’s Rapid Response forces declared recapturing 30 percent of western Mosul’s Old City.

Iraqi government forces, backed by a U.S-led coalition and paramilitary troops, launched an offensive in October 2016 to recapture Mosul, the group’s largest stronghold in Iraq.

The eastern side of the city was recaptured in January. A new offensive was launched in February to retake the western side. Battles in the west are believed to be much more difficult due to the density of residential areas and the high number of civilians.

Retaking Mosul could be symbolic blow to the extremist group’s self-styled “Islamic Caliphate” declared in 2014 when the group occupied several parts of the country.

Iraqi shelling yields civilian, ISIS casualties in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, others were wounded due to shelling by Iraqi troops as well as the Islamic State at several districts in Mosul.

“One person was killed, four others were injured on the liberated district of al-Jazair in western Mosul as a mortar missile was shot from regions still held by IS in the west of the city,” a security source told Shafaq News on Wednesday.

Another bombing occurred at the same place leaving three persons wounded, the source added.

In related news, residents said six civilians were wounded due to artillery and mortar shelling by Iraqi troops against Hawi al-Kanisah region, still held by IS, in the west.

Meanwhile, Federal Police announced killing of top aide of IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in western Mosul.

Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, commander of the Federal Police service, said in a statement that “troops killed the top aide of IS leader called ‘Abu Abd al-Rahman’ in shelling that targeted al-Zanjili district.”

“The troops also killed abul Walid al-Tounsi and four of his companions as their headquarters near Al-Aswad mosque in the Old City,” Jawdat said. “Another Russian national member called Abu Maria al-Roumi was killed in Ras al-Jadda neighborhood.”

IS members raised alert earlier this week as Hassab-Allah al-Qawqazi was killed by unknown gunmen near his home in central Tal Afar.

Iraqi airstrike turns ISIS spook into a fine, red mist

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State intelligence official died Wednesday when U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted him in western Mosul, according to the Iraqi Directorate of General Military Intelligence.

The directorate said it had received information that Ahmed Khaled Najm, aka Abu Obaida, was killed in an airstrike while moving on a motorbike at al-Zanjili district.

It said Abu Obaida was Islamic State’s area intelligence official for al-Tayaran district.

Iraqi forces recaptured the eastern side of Mosul in January after three months of fighting with IS, and sat on a new offensive in February to retake the western region. Commanders said earlier this month that the Islamic State was controlling only less than seven percent of Iraqi territory, and that only six districts remained to declare western Mosul free from militants.

IS has lost many of its senior commanders since operations launched to retake the western side of Mosul.

Iraqi police commanders said earlier on Wednesday they recaptured 30 percent of western Mosul’s Old City, a strategic IS bastion which is viewed as vital for realizing final victory over the extremist group.

Security forces drive back ISIS attack in central Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A Federal Police Officer announced, on Wednesday, foiling a massive attack launched by the Islamic State group on central Mosul.

Major Ali Mohsen said in a press statement that security forces managed to foil an attack launched by the Islamic State group on al-Farouq area, in central Mosul.

The terrorist group attacked the area using three booby-trapped vehicles and a bulldozer, Mohsen added.

Furthermore, Mohsen pointed out that the Islamic State also fired a mortar shell on al-Jazair area, east of Mosul, killing a civilian and wounding three others.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


3 Iraqi kops wounded in bombing

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three policemen were injured Wednesday when an explosive device went off west dof Baghdad, according to security sources.

Almaalomah website quoted the sources saying that the device exploded at a police patrol that was passing at Ibrahim bin Ali neighborhood in western Baghdad.

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.

Observers believe Islamic State have begun to escalate attacks outside the city of Mosul, where the group has been losing ground and personnel since October, so as to relieve pressure by government forces on that front and to divert attention from group losses.

While losing Mosul could be the severest blow to the group’s existence in Iraq, some observers argue that attacks outside the province prove that the extremist group can still pose a security threat for all cities.
Google Map at the link
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ISIL Uses Mustard Gas against Iraqi Army Unit With US: Australian Experts
More on this story from yesterday.
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] ISIS terrorist group used mustard gas against the Iraqi army unit with US and Australian advisers, leaving over 20 servicemen injured, US media reported.

The incident occurred on Sunday with 25 Iraqi soldiers having been injured, the CBS News broadcaster reported. The foreign advisers sustained no injuries.

Two Iraqi army officials told CBS News that gas masks and other equipment were given to soldiers as more attacks are likely to happen.

Earlier this month, the municipality chief of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
told Sputnik that the ISIS forces of Evil had used shells with poisonous gas against civilians and government troops. Another case of using chemical weapons in Mosul by ISIS forces of Evil was reported in March.
Posted by: Fred || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli man lightly hurt in West Bank car-ramming attack
[IsraelTimes] Assailant shot and killed by soldiers at the scene; victim, approximately 60, suffers head wound.

An Israeli man was lightly maimed in a car-ramming attack near the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank on Wednesday, the army said.

The driver of the vehicle was shot and fatally maimed by IDF troops who were on the scene, a military spokesperson said.

A spokesperson for Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center said the Paleostinian assailant was brought to the hospital at death's door after receiving treatment on the scene by military medics. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to the hospital, an army spokesperson said.

The assailant was later identified as Sahib Mousa Mashahrah, 21, from nearby al-Sawahreh, according to the Paleostinian Maan news agency.

Medics from the Magen David Adom ambulance service treated the injured Israeli man, who suffered a head wound after being hit by the car as it plowed into a bus. The victim was conscious, "but disoriented" after the attack, a medic said. According to MDA, the victim was approximately 60 years old. He too received treatment on the scene before being taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.

The Gush Etzion Junction has been the site of multiple attacks against both civilians and soldiers in the past two years.

Security forces arrest 8 terror suspects in the West Bank

[Ynet] Security forces tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
8 wanted suspects in the West Bank including Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", operatives and those suspected of violent disturbances. According to the IDF, during the operation, improvised weapons and ammunition were found by the Judea and Samaria Division.

2 Palestinians arrested near Silwad armed with M-16s

[Ynet] Two Paleostinian residents of Nablus were tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
near the village of Silwad Tuesday after they were discovered armed with M-16 rifles. The two were taken for questioning by Police.

Two Palestinian youths arrested after throwing a Molotov cocktail at a Border Police jeep

[Ynet] Two Paleostinian youths, who threw a Molotov cocktail at a Border Police jeep in the area of the Tunnels Road in Jerusalem, were tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
. The bottle had not flared up. Following the incident, the soldiers located the two Paleostinian suspects. In a search carried out by the soldiers, several additional Molotov cocktails were found in one of the suspects' backpack.
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Hamas Caught Using Cancer Patient to Smuggle Explosives into Israel
Rolled over from yesterday because it was posted so late in the day.
HT The Muqata on FB. What wonderful people. They should be given a State
[JewishPress] Once again, Hamas used an Israeli humanitarian gesture to attempt a terror attack.

Inspectors at the Erez Border Crossing from Gaza prevented a large terror attack after discovering explosives hidden inside tubes labeled "medical materials" being brought over from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday morning, according to the Shabak and the Ministry of Defense.

Two sisters from Gaza were given entry permits into Israel. The two had received permission to enter Israel, as one of the women was to receive cancer treatment at an Israeli hospital.

Hidden among their medical supplies were explosives to be used for making bombs for a terror attack. A police sapper dealt with the explosives.

An initial Shabak investigation uncovered that Hamas sent the shipment of explosives over for an imminent attack in Israel. Hamas had hoped to use the two sisters as cover for their smuggling.

The two will be interrogated further by the Shabak.

This is not the first time that Hamas has used sick people being treated in Israel to send over explosives.
Posted by: Frank G || 04/20/2017 18:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [587 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  not yet picked up by wapo, cnn ap or nytimes but they will almost certainly have to carry at least a blurb
Posted by: lord garth || 04/19/2017 21:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Garth, you have a future in stand-up comedy.
Posted by: gorb || 04/20/2017 10:46 Comments || Top||

#3  surprisingly good article in the NYTimes

or

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/04/20/world/middleeast/ap-ml-israel-gaza-.html

Posted by: lord garth || 04/20/2017 20:50 Comments || Top||

#4  lord garth, it is possible that the New York Times' recent addition of Bret Stephens to the columnist roster is impacting how the NYT reports about Israel. After all, his resume includes chief editor of the Jerusalem Post and foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. This will please pro-Israel readers, while his dislike of President Trump will soothe the rest.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/20/2017 21:39 Comments || Top||

#5  New information from lord garth's link:

Ragheb Atallah, the patient's husband, said his wife, Basema, 55, has gone for treatment of colorectal cancer in Jerusalem more than 10 times since July and has never had a problem before. He said his wife was unaware that she may have been smuggling anything illegal into Israel.

"Someone asked them to take a bottle of medicine on their way for a patient there," he said. "The bottle was closed and they did not know what is inside. It seems there was something and this caused disruption," the husband said Thursday.

Ragheb Atallah said his wife was released and has been given permission again to go to the hospital, but her sister, 57-year-old Ibtessam Eid, remained in Israeli custody.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/20/2017 22:09 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Kurdish-led Forces Kill 47 ISIL Militants in Northern Syrian City of Al-Tabqah
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have managed to advance closer to the center of northern Syrian city of Al Tabqah and kill 47 ISIS snuffies in the area since Monday, local media reported Wednesday.

According to the Firat news agency, the SDF advanced 0.3 miles in the city’s Alexandria neighborhood and 0.6 miles in Ayid Saxir neighborhood as part of its operation Wrath of Euphrates.

In November 2016, the SDF, which predominately consists of Kurdish fighters but also includes members of the Syrian Arab Coalition, launched an operation called the Wrath of Euphrates to seize control over Syria’s Raqqa, the de facto ISIS capital. Al Tabqah is located some 27 miles to the east of Raqqa.

On April 14, the SDF announced the start of the fourth stage of the campaign, this time aiming to clear rural areas of the Raqqa province of snuffies in preparation for the final liberation of the territory.

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Dozens of Casualties in Syria’s Aleppo Bomb Blast
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] A bomb went kaboom! in Aleppo’s Salaheddin district on Wednesday, killing six and wounding 32 people, Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
reported.

The blast hit the southwestern neighborhood of Salaheddin, which was once on the front line between Death Eaters and army forces before the army retook full control of the city in December.

State television did not specify whether the kaboom was the result of an attack or unwent kaboom! ordnance left over from the four and a half years of fighting that preceded the murderous Moslems pullout.
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Syrian Army Confronts Nusra Attack in Hama Countryside
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian Army units foiled an attack by Nusra Front turbans on the workers’ housing at al-Zara thermal power station in the southern countryside of Hama central province.

SANA news hound in Hama said that army units on Wednesday morning clashed with terrorist groups that infiltrated from the eastern direction of Hur Binafseh town to the west of al-Zara station into the housing units of the station’s workers and a number of the military posts near the station.

The news hound added that the attack was foiled and a number of bad boyz were potted and their arms were destroyed while the remnants fled away towards the town.

Homs

Army units established control over a number of hills in the surrounding of al-Qetar Mountain in Palmyra countryside, after killing the last gatherings of ISIS turbans there.

The army units, backed by the supporting forces, carried out intensive operations against the remnants of ISIS turbans in the surrounding of Palmyra city, establishing control over a number of hills in the vicinity of al-Qetar Mountain, 25 km north east of the city.

The operation resulted in killing a number of the turbans and destroying their arms and ammunition, indicating that the army’s engineering units dismantled IEDs and mines planted by ISIS turbans at the hills.

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS executes its wounded troops

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State started killing its members suffering gangrene in western Mosul, intelligence sources from the city has said.

Shafaq News quoted sources as saying that the slain militants were the wounded ones staying at houses that IS turned to hospitals, blaming this on the big number of members with gangrene and shortage of medicines as well as medical requirements.

IS, according to the sources, suffers acute shortage of funds and supply especially medical requirements and staff.

On Wednesday, Iraqi army’s Counter-Terrorism Service said only six districts in western Mosul are still held by Islamic State as Iraqi troops liberated most of the districts.

IS has been losing ground and personnel since Iraqi government forces, backed by a U.S-led coalition and paramilitary troops, launched an offensive in October 2016 to recapture Mosul, the group’s largest stronghold in Iraq.

The eastern side of the city was recaptured in January. A new offensive was launched in February to retake the western side. Battles in the west are believed to be much more difficult due to the density of residential areas and the high number of civilians

Retaking Mosul could be symbolic blow to the extremist group’s self-styled “Islamic Caliphate” declared in 2014 when the group occupied several parts of the country.

ISIS mortar attack in Mosul wounds 2 kids

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Two kids were wounded Wednesday as a mortar shell fired by Islamic State militants landed near a primary school in eastern Mosul, security sources were quoted saying.

The missile landed near a school in Sumer district, seriously injuring the pair, according to the source, who said the missile was possibly fired from areas under IS control in the western side of the city.

Iraqi government forces recaptured eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants in January after three months of fighting, but, since then, the militants have waged occasional attacks on that area using suicide bombers, drones and mortar missiles, leading to casualties among civilians and security troops. Botched military strikes by Iraqi troops and the international coalition have also been blamed for hundreds of civilian casualties since the launch of operations.

The government troops, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, launched another offensive in February to retake the western region, with Iraqi commanders announcing recently they became in control over 60 percent of that area. Security officials have said IS now controls less than seven percent of Iraqi territory.

Battles are currently concentrated in and around the Old City, an ancient area which hosts the mosque where Islamic State supreme commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Google Map at the link
Posted by: badanov || 04/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [279 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  IS, according to the sources, suffers acute shortage of funds and supply especially medical requirements and staff

One would have thought that MSF would have rushed right in.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/20/2017 12:37 Comments || Top||



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