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Al-Qaeda ready to join forces with Saudi-led groups to fight ‘Houthi Shia’ in Yemen
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Afghanistan
Taliban suffer casualties after attacking security posts in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equiovalent of men...
snuffies suffered casualties after attacking security posts 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.

According to the local government officials, the Taliban snuffies launched coordinated attack on security posts in Hesarak, Khogyani, and Chaparhar districts on Saturday which was repulsed by the security forces.

The officials are saying that four Taliban snuffies were killed and eight others were maimed after the Afghan cops responded to the Taliban fire.

In the meantime, the officials are saying that another murderous Moslem was enjugged
You have the right to remain silent...
as he was planting an improvised bomb on a roadside in Majboorabad area of Jalalabad city, the lovely provincial capital of Nangarhar

Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Haqqani network and ISIS militants among 53 killed in airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least fifty three Lions of Islam including the members of Haqqani terrorist network and 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 fighters were killed during a series of Arclight airstrikes.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours in various provinces of the country.

At least 19 of the bully boys, all ISIS affiliates, were killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted in Achin district of 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 and at least hideouts, 2 tunnels, and weapons cache were destroyed, MoD said.

The ministry further added that 4 Lions of Islam belonging to Haqqani terrorist network were killed in a separate Arclight airstrike conducted in Achin district.

At least 7 Lions of Islam were killed in another Arclight airstrike conducted in Khwajah Bahauddin district of Takhar province and 11 others were maimed, MoD said, adding that 10 Lions of Islam were killed and 4 others were maimed in a similar operation in Pashtun Kot district of Faryab.

According to MoD, at least 8 Lions of Islam were killed and 3 hideouts were destroyed in an Arclight airstrike in Gul Tapa area located in the vicinity of the quiet provincial capital of Kunduz province.

The Ministry of Defense also added that 5 Haqqani network Lions of Islam were killed in a separate Arclight airstrike conducted in central Maidan Wardak province.

Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [372 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Afghan Special Forces seize 1000 kgs of explosives in Parwan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) Special Operations personnel seized at least 1,000 kilograms of explosives during an operation in northern Parwan province.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said "Based on intelligence report, General Command of Police Special Units carried out a security operation in the Sayad village, Bagram district of Parwan province."

A statement by MoI said "As a result, General Command of Police Special Units has seized 1,000 kg of explosives."

"The timely discovery of the explosives has foiled terror attacks and saved the city from an expected tragedy," the statement said, adding that "Discoveries like this demonstrate the ever-increasing capability of Afghan National Security Forces to protect the civilians from indiscriminate IED attacks."

The anti-government armed bad boy groups including the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bandidos murderous Moslems have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Pakistani and Kazakh ISIS loyalists arrest in Ghor province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four murderous Moslems affiliated with Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in central Ghor province of Afghanistan.

According to the provincial officials, the detained murderous Moslems have confessed that they belonged to Pakistain and Kazakhstan and were looking to join ISIS murderous Moslems in Ghor province of Afghanistan.

Provincial police chief Ghulam Mustafa Mohsini confirmed that four individuals were arrested as they were trying to travel to Bala Morghab district.

He said the Afghan cops recovered several documents related to spreading of ISIS propaganda in this province were recovered by the Afghan cops.

This comes as the Afghan cops arrested two individuals on charges of recruiting murderous Moslems for ISIS terrorist group in Ghor province nearly two weeks ago in Ghor province.

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 murderous Moslems for ISIS.

Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US Marines return to volatile Helmand
This time with reasonable rules of engagement, one suspects. Happy hunting, guys.
[DAWN] US Marines returned to Afghanistan’s volatile Hel­mand on Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
’s combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan cops struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
The deployment of some 300 Marines to the poppy-growing southern province came one day after the bully boyz announced the launch of their "spring offensive", and as the Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy in Afghanistan.

Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General John Nicholson attended a handover ceremony marking the return of the prestigious force, the first Marines in Afghanistan since 2014, an AFP photographer said.

Part of a regular troop rotation announced in January under the B.O. regime, they will arrive in stages, eventually numbering some 300 who will take part in NATO’s train, assist and advise mission.

Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
IED blast hits passengers bus outside Mogadishu
[SHABELLENEWS] A roadside kaboom went kaboom! and killed at least two people in a minibus on the outskirts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday morning, an eyewitness said.

The land mine struck the passenger bus after missing Somali army convoy at Shabelle University vicinity. Three people were maimed in the attack, and rushed to hospitals.

No group has grabbed credit for the deadly kaboom destroyed the bus.

The Police blamed Al shabaab for the bomb, which was the latest in series of IED attacks on the main road between Somali capital and Afgooye district in Lower Shabelle region.

Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [373 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al-Shabaab briefly seizes town from Somali forces
[SHABELLENEWS] Truck-loads of Gun-toting Fighters from al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
briefly took over town near Somalia’s border with Æthiopia, military official said on Sunday.

The Lions of Islam have seized control of Wajid, a strategic town in Bakool region, about 305Km southwest of Mogadishu following an attack on the bases of the Somali and Æthiopian troops.

A Somali military officer in the region, told Radio Shabelle that the fighters launched the attack under cover of darkness, forcing soldiers to withdraw into nearby army stations.

Residents reported hearing gunfire and kabooms during the attack as Lions of Islam stormed and took control of several significant government checkpoints in the town.

According to a report by pro-Al-Shabaab media outlets, al-Shaboobs have took control of the town for hours and withdrew after they seized weapons from Somali forces.

Latest reports from the town indicate that Somali soldiers along with Æthiopian forces are now back in control, and the situation returned to normal, with business resumed operating.

Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Saudi Arabia arrests 46 militant suspects involved in Medina attack
[AlAhram] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
said on Sunday it had tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
46 members of a holy warrior cell responsible for a deadly suicide kaboom attack on the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer widely blamed on 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....
The suspects, who included foreign and Saudi citizens, were detained in the Western port city of Jeddah, state news agency SPA quoted the interior ministry as saying.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [480 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I got to fix my glasses or go back to reading for comprehension because at first glance I saw "46 million suspects".
Calling Captain Louis Renault ...
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/01/2017 15:30 Comments || Top||


Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen
[AlAhram] Five suspected members of Yemen's al-Qaeda branch were killed Sunday in what local authorities said was a US dronezap east of the capital Sanaa.

The early morning strike targeted a car in central Marib province that had been transporting arms from Yakla in Baida province, a military official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The official said the car belonged to a known local leader of Yemen's al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
, which the United States views as the radical group's most dangerous branch.

Sunday's strike comes 24 hours after a similar raid killed three suspected AQAP operatives in southern Shabwa province, which has been a central target of the US military.

Yakla was the target of the controversial January 29 air raid ordered by US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
, his first since taking office.

That raid, during which US special operations forces entered an AQAP compound in Yakla, killed a Navy SEAL and several Yemeni civilians, including a child with US citizenship.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Al-Qaeda ready to join forces with Saudi-led groups to fight ‘Houthi Shia’ in Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] The leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP), Qassim al-Raymi, issued a statement on Saturday that his terrorist organization is ready to fight the "Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
Shia" in Yemen.

"Above all, we say that we will never miss any chance to unite efforts to fight against the Houthi; especially, those ones provided by Sunni Moslems," the terrorist leader said.

"But we won’t fight is a situation where any one can strike us from the back."

Saudi-led military coalition claimed last Sunday that the Houthi forces incarcerated
You have the right to remain silent...
several leaders and members of Al Qaeda during a raid in support of their anti-terrorism operations in Yemen, a thing which Al Qaeda denied in a statement on 26 April 2017.

Al-Raymi also said he is ready to make truce with 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...
President Hadi government and to set for negotiations but with conditions.

"All external interference on Yemeni affairs must be stopped and all U.S. intervention must be banned," al-Raymi added.

On the same context, Qasim Al Raymi, confirmed that a huge number of those Yemeni citizen whom America has put on terror list have no organizational connection with al-Qaeda.
Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [597 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Britain
Britain migrant colonist and jihad briefs

British Police Making Terror Arrests on ‘Near Daily Basis’ as Expert Estimates 10,000 UK Jihadis
29 April
[Breitbart] The Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism has confirmed that police are now making terror-related arrests “on a near daily basis”. Meanwhile, a noted security expert has estimated the number of “committed Islamists” in the country is “between 6,000 and 10,000”.

Terror Raid Suspect Allegedly Took Teens to Join Islamic State in 2015
29 April
[Breitbart] Terror suspect Mohamed Amoudi, arrested in raids on Thursday, is claimed to have previously been released without charge after being accused of taking two teenage boys to join Islamic State in Syria. Amoudi is believed to have taken the teens out of the country after attending a talk given by Moazzam Begg’s CAGE organisation hosted by an Islamic society at Queen Mary, University of London.
The Daily Mail has more here on Mohamed Amoudi, the Yemen-born physics teacher and center of Thursday's bomb plot.

From the Daily Mail - immigration:
Don't waste time quizzing migrants, border staff are told: Staff are ordered to concentrate on extremists arriving from Europe
30/04/17
A leaked memo, seen by The Mail on Sunday, reveals that extremists arriving from Europe are the ‘number one’ priority as guards are told not to waste time interrogating potential illegal migrants. It comes as huge numbers of foreign fighters, including Britons fleeing the crumbling Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, attempt to return to the EU via Turkey.

Homeless immigrant who stabbed his brother's girlfriend in the chest with a kitchen knife because he was ‘traumatised by what he saw in Iraq’ is jailed for 19 years
26/04/17
Diana Pranskuniene, 36, was walking along a high street in Portsmouth when Dier Mohammed, 43, (pictured) ambushed and attacked her with a kitchen knife, which missed her heart by less than an inch.

Wealthy Pakistani couple who swindled £40,000 a year in benefits after they claimed political asylum in Britain are jailed six months apart so their children aren’t taken into care
26/04/17
Syed Zaidi, 41, and his wife Rizwana Kamal, 40, pictured, claimed they were persecuted at home so flew to Britain with their family begging the Home Office to give them food and shelter in Manchester.

Illegal immigrant who tried to rape teenager as she walked home alone on footpath at 2am is jailed after she filmed him during the assault
25/04/17
Bangladesh-born Ashraf Miah, 34, was so desperate to rip off is 18-year-old victim's clothes, he didn't realise she was filming him during the attack in Thanet, Kent.

'Fraudsters stole £1.1m from taxpayer-funded immigrant fund because the Home Office didn't have the resources to check whether applications were legitimate or not'
19/04/17
Mohammed Chaudhari, his sister Suraiya Alam, and Victoria Sherrey allegedly raked in cash from schemes promoting 'integration' using applications from their business in Birmingham.
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The Grand Turk
Turkey arrests Iranian, seizes anti-tank missile parts
[IsraelTimes] Turkish authorities arrest an Iranian national who they say was trying to smuggle in parts of a Russian-made anti-tank missile system with the suspected aim of delivering them to a terror organization.

The Customs and Trade Ministry said Sunday that the man, identified only by his initials E.E., was detained at the port in the Black Sea city of Zonguldak, after officials searched his truck that had arrived aboard a vessel from Ukraine.

A ministry statement said the truck was officially carrying diapers but inside was found the "main parts" of a Russian-made system used by violent groups, including Kurdish rebels and 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....
myrmidons.

The ministry says authorities believe the missile parts had probably been sent for repairs and were being returned to a terror organization.
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Over 1,600 detained in Turkey's security operation
[GLOBALTIMES.CN] A total of 1,628 people were detained during a massive security operation across The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, the security forces said early Saturday.

According to a statement from the Turkish Security General Directorate, the operation named "Peace Turkey" was launched late Friday simultaneously in strategic areas and public places across 81 provinces, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

More than 71,700 officers from the counter-terrorism, drug and narcotic control, financial crime, organized crime and smuggling teams of the Turkish Police Department along with the Gendarmerie General Command and Coast Guard Command have taken part in the nationwide operation.

Over 80 cars were taken off the road, and 41 unregistered firearms, 35 hunting rifles and 38 blank-firing guns were seized in the raids backed by helicopters and sniffer dogs, the statement said.
Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Yeah, last week it was 4000, before that 20,000. Reports are either inflated or the population is being decimated.

I can be sympathetic to the purge however.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/01/2017 13:08 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Man killed, 5 including 4 cops injured in grenade attack
[Daily Excelsior] A civilian was killed and five persons, including four coppers and a civilian, injured in a grenade attack in Khanyar area of Srinagar this evening while Death Eaters shot at and critically injured a man in Pulwama district of South Kashmire.

Six persons, including two civilians and four cops, were maimed in a grenade blast outside Khanyar cop shoppe this evening. Militants hurled the grenade at a police bunker and it fell on the road injuring four cops and two civilians. One of the injured civilians was declared dead on arrival at the Gousia hospital adjacent to the Police Station. The dear departed was identified as Ghulam Mohammad Khan, 65, of Illahi Bagh Srinagar.

Militants tonight barged into the house of Nisar Ahmad Mir at Prachu, Pulwama but he was not present in the house. As the Death Eaters were coming out of the house, he was heading home and Death Eaters fired at him. He was critically injured and shifted to Pulwama hospital where from he was referred to Srinagar for treatment. Mir is plumber by profession.

In the meantime, normal life in Kashmire was today affected due to a shutdown called by separatists against killing of a civilian in Kupwara district in Army firing three days ago.

Most of the shops, commercial establishments and fuel stations in summer capital Srinagar were closed since morning. The Government offices and educational institutes were closed on the account of Sunday holiday. Public transport was largely off the roads but private vehicles were plying smoothly.

To scuttle protests, security forces in large numbers were deployed in areas falling under five Police Stations of Old City. The security personnel were also deployed in areas like Lal Chowk, Maisuma and Batamaloo of the city. Police said the day passed off peacefully in Srinagar and there was no incident of violence during the day.

The civilian namely Mohammad Yousuf was killed when Army on April 27 opened fire on protesters seeking bodies of two Fidayeen attackers who attacked its base at Panzgam village of Chowkibal area of Kupwara district. The incident triggered protests in Kupwara areas and condemnation from separatists.

The strike was also observed in other districts of the Valley while public transport connectivity on inter-district routes was partially affected. Police detained separatist leader Nayeem Khan at Kralpora area of Kupwara district. A stone-throwing clash erupted between youth and security forces at Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, the police said, adding the situation in rest of the Valley was peaceful.

And the district administration said here that classwork in Sri Pratap Higher Secondary School, Maulana Azad Road and MP Higher Secondary School, Bagh-e-Dilawar Khan here shall remain suspended tomorrow. The classwork in these two schools have had remained suspended since past week after massive protests by students rocked city centre here against police action in Pulwama Degree College and elsewhere
Posted by: Fred || 05/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Three suspected terrorists with arms arrested
[DAWN] CHARSADDA: The local police claimed on Saturday to have placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
three suspected bully boyz and recovered heavy weapons from their possession in Shabqadar area, adjoining the Mohmand tribal region.

Officials at the Saro Kalay cop shoppe told mediapersons that the arrested bully boyz had affiliation with the proscribed Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain, Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
chapter. The arrested men were identified as Jan Alam, Rozi Khan and Zora Din.

According to the police, three rockets, four hand grenades, one improvised bomb and hate literature were recovered from the possession of the suspected murderous Moslems. Paperwork was started but nothing else was done against them and further investigations were started.
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Youth kidnapped by ‘banned outfit members’ recovered
[DAWN] SAHIWAL: Police on Saturday recovered a youth belonging to a known industrialist family of Sahiwal who was kidnapped for ransom on Friday, arresting his two alleged kidnappers, who belonged to a banned bad boy outfit and their controller.

According to sources in Farishta family, Abdul Wahab, 22, a resident of Old Civil Lines, went missing on Friday morning, while his mobile phone was found powered off. Later, the family received an SMS from a mobile phone that Wahab had been kidnapped. The caller demanded Rs10 million for his release.

Victim’s father Yahya Ijaz, a businessman, secretly reported the matter to District Police Officer Dr Atif Ikram, who formed a three-member team headed by City Circle Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gulam Muhammad, CIA police in charge Zafar Dogar and Fateh Sher SHO Imdad Husain to recover the youth and arrest the kidnappers.

The sources said the police asked the family to engage the kidnappers in negotiations. Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido stepped from behind the suit of armor, rapier in hand. Ciccolini snarled and reached for his own weapon...
the police, using GPS and mobile-tracking technology, traced the location, a three-marla house at 82/6-R village, from where the calls were being made by the kidnappers.

On Saturday, police raided the house and recovered the victim who was drugged by his kidnappers -- Bilal Zia and Muhammad Tariq -- who were tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
. The police also arrested Qari Khalil, who rented the house to the suspects.

CIA in charge Zafar Dogar told Dawn the both suspects belonged to banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain
...a Sunni Deobandi organization, a formerly registered Pak political party, established in the early 1980s in Jhang by Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi. Its stated goal is to oppose Shia influence in Pakistain. They're not too big on Brelvis, either. Or Christians. Or anybody else who's not them. The organization was banned in 2002 as a terrorist organization, but somehow it keeps ticking along, piling up the corpse counts...
and received six-year madressah education.

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Iraq
Iraqi security arrest IS members planning Mosul chemical attack
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces incarcerated
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
a group of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members who were planning an attack with chemical weapons against troops in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, an intelligence source was quoted saying Sunday.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying the group was arrested while government troops were patrolling al-Sihha district in western Mosul. Amounts of "toxic substances" were found within the group’s possession, according to the source. He did not give an exact number of those arrested.

The source accused the group of waging the attacks, documenting them and presenting them as the making of Iraqi forces.

Iraqi commanders had reported occasional attacks with improvised chemical weapons by the Islamic State against security troops and civilians attempting to flee the bad boy group’s domains towards security-held locations.

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Iraqi army says new front opened in western Mosul eyeing 4 districts
[Iraq News] Iraqi government forces are opening new front in their battles against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
murderous Moslems in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, targeting the recapture of four last districts, according to an Iraqi army officer.

Asharq al-Awsat quoted an army colonel saying the new front opens from the recaptured region of Badush, with the aim of charging at the districts of 17 Tamuz (July 17th), Harmat, Mesherfa and Hawi al-Kanisa in order to accelerate the liberation of the city.
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Artillery shelling kills IS Hideouts official of Houd al-Zour near Baqubah
[Iraq News] A local source in Diyala Province informed that one 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....
elite leaders in Houd al-Zour was killed by an artillery shelling, northeast of Baqubah, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said that the Islamic State’s hideouts official of Houd al-Zour, the so-called Abu Yahia (The Hornet), was killed, along with one of his aides, by an artillery shelling on the area.

According to information, the hornet is one of the elite leaders of the so-called Wilayat Diyala of the Islamic State, the source added.

Noteworthy, Islamic State cells are significantly active in Houd al-Zour area, and launch several attacks on the area and the nearby villages from time to time.
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Airstrike kills 20 IS officials of Wilayat Baghdad in Qaim
[Iraq News] Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell announced, on Sunday, that 20 officials of the so-called Wilayat Baghdad of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group were killed by an air strike, in the district of Qaim.

The cell said in a statement that based on intelligence information, F16 fighter jets and Sukhoi aircraft of the Iraqi Air Force conducted four air strikes in al-Qaim District, in the areas of Husaiba, al-Obaidi, al-Karabla and al-Masharee’.

The air strikes destroyed a hideout in the area of 7 Nissan in al-Qaim District, as well as killing 20 officials of the so-called Wilayat Baghdad of the Islamic State group and wounding others, including jacket wallahs, the statement added.

The air strike was followed by several blasts, due to the kaboom of IEDs and booby-trapped vehicles in the bombarded area, while the air strike also destroyed an explosives plant in al-Karbala area and killed 10 IS Arab members, the statement further explained.

Noteworthy, Anah, Rawa and al-Qaim are still occupied by the Islamic State group, which imposed its control over these cities three years ago, while security forces finished their preparations to retake these areas from the terrorist group.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Police arrest 17 from East Jerusalem on suspicion of rioting
[IsraelTimes] Police tossed in the slammer
Please don't kill me!
17 Paleostinians early Sunday in the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya on suspicion that they participated in rock throwing and other violent activities during protests last week.

Among the arrested were 10 minors who allegedly took part in public disturbances against police that included the throwing of rocks and Molotov cocktails.

The suspects are expected to be brought before the Magistrate’s Court for a hearing on the police’s request to extend their detention.

Violence in East Jerusalem and the West Bank has spiked in the past week as Paleostinians demonstrate solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners currently in Israeli jails.

The IDF said that around 2,000 Paleostinians took part in protests, some of which turned violent. Security forces in most cases responded with riot dispersal means, which in some instances included rubber bullets.
Ynet adds:
Eight rioters were tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
during the festivities as well.

IDF arrests 4 for suspicion of throwing pipe bomb

[Ynet] The Israeli Army incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
four suspects from the area around the West Bank Paleostinian city of Tulkarm, on suspicion of opening fire and throwing a pipe bomb next to the Te'enim Crossing in Samaria

The IDF further found self-made weapons at one of the arrested suspects
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#1  self-made weapons

Interesting turn of phrase.
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Southeast Asia
Car bomb suspect arrested in Thai south
[The Nation] Soldiers and police nabbed a man suspected of perpetrating a car-bomb attack in Yala province in 2014. Airdin Silae was arrested at a house in Bannang Sata district on Saturday morning. He was detained under a warrant issued on December 4, 2014 on charges that he launched a car bomb attack in Yala's Betong district on July 25, 2014. Authorities also brought his brother, Budima Silae, to the 33rd Ranger Regiment in Bannang Sata for questioning.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS beheads man in southern Syria over sorcery charges
[ALMASDARNEWS] An old man charged with sorcery was brutally decapitated in the southern Province of Daraa by an ultraconservative group.

The ISIS-affiliated Khalid Ibn al-Walid Army posted sickening photos showing one of its masked gunnies beheading an old man in a public place as locals watched the tragedy.

The group ‐ which is considered the arm 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....
in the south ‐ controls large swaths in Draraa province, including Tasil village in the southwest where the beheading took place.
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#1  "He turned me into a newt!"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/01/2017 8:49 Comments || Top||

#2  "I got better."
Posted by: AlanC || 05/01/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||

#3  :-D
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/01/2017 12:17 Comments || Top||

#4  in a public place as locals watched the tragedy

And there's the tragedy...the locals watched.
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ISIS defeat in western Raqqa inevitable as Kurdish troops seize over half of Tabqa city
[ALMASDARNEWS] Facing overwhelming odds, 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....
proved unable to withhold a Kurdish onslaught in western Raqqa as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) secured over half of Tabqa city today.

Sweeping through the city center, Kurdish forward units were able to impose full control over the small neighborhoods of al-Mahaci, al-Buserab, Abu Es, Keniseya Asuriyan, al-Kasara and al-Mashir.

Effectively, around 60% of Tabqa city has been brought under Kurdish control while the US-led coalition continuously conducts air raids against ISIS bandidos bully boyz in the northern sector.

Some 14 ISIS bandidos bully boyz were killed on Sunday while a SDF source said their forces had captured a large quantity of ammunition and armaments from hostile jihadist belligerents.
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ISIS fails to advance in Deir Ezzor, loses dozens of militants
[ALMASDARNEWS] Another offensive staged 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....
on Army positions in the eastern Province of Deir Ezzor has been repelled amid battles that killed dozens.

A Syrian military source said that 12 ISIS jihadists were killed, their technical vehicle destroyed while attempting to infiltrate into the government-held areas of the city.

In the west flanks of the besieged city, the government forces neutralized 7 murderous Moslems from the Islamic State, totally obliterating 3 barricades near the Panorama Roundabout.

"A 50 meters long tunnel has been discovered and later detonated by our troops in the Sina’a District. There is no way for the VBIEDs to sneak into our positions now," the source added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, a little lightbulb figuratively appeared over Bossy's head...
the Syrian fighter jets conducted several Arclight airstrikes against ISIS points in Thardah Mountain and nearby hilltops in the southern outskirts of the city.
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Syrian Army secures Palmyra supply line after expelling ISIS from nearby mountains
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) media wing released footage showcasing an important advance against Islamic State combattants in eastern Homs, targeting a series of mountaintops just north of the M-20 highway between Palmyra and the provincial capital of Homs.

Supported by Hezbollah units, elements of the SAA’s 11th and 18th Divisions, alongside the 5th Legion and National Defence Forces, liberated many villages and the entire Al-Shawmariah mountain chain, thereby retaking a key desert area which has not been under government control since 2014
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Al-Qaeda captures two villages from rival rebels amid infighting east of Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Sunday, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (Syrian al-Qaeda branch) retook two villages from Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
in rural Damascus while around a dozen Islamist Lions of Islam on both sides died amid the festivities.

With inter-rebel festivities officially restarted as of last week, the al-Qaeda linked group expelled rival fighters from the towns of Jisreen and Hazzeh.

Meanwhile,
...back at the desert island, Irene was indignant at the thought of doing such a thing without benefit of clergy...
skirmishes were observed between the formerly allied rebel factions in the villages of al-Shari, al-Aftres, al-Muhamdiyah and Irbeen.

Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
and Failaq al-Rahman, a Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) contingent, are also involved in the festivities, fighting alongside Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

FSA, HTS and Ahrar al-Sham forces now hope to expel Jaish al-Islam from all villages in the East Ghouta rebel heartland, forcing the latter Saudi-backed group to withdraw to its capital Douma.
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ISIS terrorists recruit child fighters as the lack of manpower in Deir Ezzor becomes critical
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) seems to suffer from serious lack of manpower in Syrian Deir Ezzor governorate. The infamous terrorist group has been more and more active in recruiting child fighters recently.

One of the Syrian opposition’s media outlets, DeirEzzor24, did an interview with a 13-years-old child named Ahmed Sahleh Hassan from a town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor who had been recruited into ISIS ranks before being sent back to his family recently.

He tells his story by saying the following: "On Sunday, December 21, 2016, there was a Sharia session held in a mosque in the town for the children whose ages ranged from 9 to 16 years. I was among 25 other children and all of us attended those sessions regularly. During them, ’Sheikh Abu Obaidah’, who was a ISIS [ISIS] affiliate from the Gulf, would give us lessons on Sharia, from the end of the Maghreb prayer to the Ishaa. The lessons were about pillars of Islam, faith and stories of the followers of the prophet. He was always keen on encouraging us to perform jihad and anything related to fighting and to show enmity towards anyone not holding the same ideology.

Every week, two ISIS members from the Media Department would come to the mosque, where we were undergoing the sessions, and broadcast footage of ISIS battles in Syria and Iraq."

He adds, "I watched three ISIS video releases in that mosque. One day, after a video about the battle in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
ended, Sheikh Abu Obaidah said, ’Who wants to pledge his allegiance to the organization and undergo a Sharia session and military training for 50 days?".

The child says, "I raised my hand, along with more than 30 children. At 8.00 PM we were transported by car to a ISIS headquarters in the town. In the early morning, we were sent to their headquarters in al-Bukamal in eastern Deir Ezzor, where we met more than 100 children and we were separated into different groups, each of which consisted of five. Then, each group was sheltered in a separate room in that headquarters which consisted of three floors and many rooms.

A daily schedule was distributed to us. It consisted of three daily lessons which started after the dawn prayer (memorization lesson), Duhr prayer (Monotheism lessons), Maghreb prayer (creed and fiqh issues) and then we would sleep after the Ishaa prayer.

We were divided into groups, each of which consisted of 30 children. We were supervised by Sheikh Abu Baraa Tunissi, and four other members in charge of controlling and managing our rooms. With respects to food, there was a kitchen from which food was distributed to all of us. Each of us would go to the kitchen with an issued card to obtain food.

There was also a big park where we would go to in the afternoon. We were not allowed to leave the headquarter for any reasons, even if some of us felt sick ‐ they would bring a doctor to treat him. We were also barred from communicating with our parents or asking about the location of the headquarters. Also, we were not permitted to speak loudly and the violators would be flogged.
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  ISIS on its last legs as the Syrian Army imposes full control over gas field in east Homs
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  Fighting between Kurds and Turkish troops continue in Northern Syria
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