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Egypt issues life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood chief
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Afghanistan
ISIS radio station destroyed, 34 militants killed in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A radio station airing propaganda in the favor 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 was destroyed during an operation 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 Ministry of Interior (MoI) said "In past 24 hours, 34 ISIS gunnies killed and a radio station run by ISIS gunnies destroyed after Afghan Air Forces targeted bad boys’ hideouts in the Naziyan and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province."

The statement further added that the station was broadcasting illegally across Nangarhar, spreading the group’s Death Eater messages and issuing threats to the people and governmental staffs.

"The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have stepped up Counter-Terrorism operations to suppress the insurgency activities of the terror groups," the statement added.

This is not the first the radio station of ISIS loyalists has been destroyed during the counter-terrorism operations in Nangarhar province.

A radio station of the terror group was destroyed in a similar operation conducted in Nangarhar province in mid-July last year.
Posted by: Fred || 05/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [484 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So maybe they do have DF gear.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/09/2017 5:55 Comments || Top||

#2  The BTAL Morning Zoo is off the air?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/09/2017 12:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Are they going up aganist Rush for the 12 noon slot or what?
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 05/09/2017 19:23 Comments || Top||


After killing militant commander, Afghan forces push deeper into Islamic State territory
[WASHINGTONPOST] Seeking to capitalize on the death of a top 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....
commander, Afghan forces have surged through districts in eastern Afghanistan long held by the radical Islamist group as warplanes have pounded murderous Moslem hideouts in the past week, officials said Monday.

The offensive in Nangahar province is targeting Islamic State fighters at a time when their numbers are down and their leadership is in disarray after a U.S.-Afghan commando raid in late April killed the group’s senior regional leader, Abdul Hasib.

It also underscores the intensifying focus on Nangahar, where on April 13 the U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on a complex of caves and tunnels used by the Islamic State, reportedly killing 36 murderous Moslems. Nangahar, on the border with Pakistain, is a main route for murderous Moslem fighters and supplies.

As Afghan forces have advanced into some villages for the first time in months, Islamic State fighters are pushing back amid heavy fighting in several adjacent districts, officials said.

Afghan officials said at least 34 forces of Evil had been killed by Afghan Arclight airstrikes since Sunday but gave no figures on Afghan casualties. The role of U.S.-led coalition forces in the latest phase of the offensive was not immediately clear.

The killing of Hasib in an April 27 night raid, announced Sunday by the Pentagon and Afghanistan's Caped President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
, was carried out by a team of 50 U.S. and 40 Afghan special-operations forces. They assaulted a cluster of village buildings where Hasib and other Islamic State forces of Evil were staying, killing all of them and 35 guards.

Officials said the announcement of Hasib’s death was delayed until his remains could be positively identified.

The killing was the third major blow in recent months to the Islamic State in Khorasan, or ISIS-K, the regional branch of the Sunni holy warrior group based in the Middle East. The branch’s forces include former Pak Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
, Uzbeks and other imported muscle.

Two U.S. Army Rangers also died during the April 27 operation, U.S. officials have said. They have been identified as Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Ill., and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio. Military officials said that their deaths may have been caused by friendly fire and that the incident is under investigation.

That raid came eight months after the previous ISIS-K leader, or emir, Hafiz Saeed Khan, was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
Posted by: Fred || 05/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Zintan tribesmen open fire on Meshashiya residents
[Libya Observer] Zintan rustics, in northwestern Libya, have opened fire on Meshasheya rustics on Sunday evening, according to local official from Meshashiya tribe.

The Head of the Shura Council and Meshashiya elders council, al-Taher al-Rifayee, told a local media outlet on Sunday that two people were maimed and more damage was done to the Oweyniya district, where Meshashiya residents live, due to the opening of fire by Zintani rustics.

Al-Rifayee also said that despite the festivities, the IDPs of the district will remain in their houses as their return agreement was backed up by elders from all districts and cities in the area, including elders from Zintan.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
the Zintan military council said Sunday morning that the ramifications of the return of Mishasheya IDPs will be blamed on the elders of the tribe if they were allowed to go back to their districts without prior coordination with the military council.

The Zintan military council also said in the statement that it won't allow such a move to happen unless a coordination with their city is made before.

Meshashiya displaced families, who were coerced into leaving their houses in districts like Oweyniya, Omer, and Zawiyat al-Bagol, declared this week the beginning of their return to their houses after over 5 years of displacement.

In a statement issued by the IDPs of Meshashiya, they said they had decided to peacefully return home after no solution had been proposed to end their crisis by neither local and international entities.

Posted by: Fred || 05/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Eight terrorists killed in police raid on hideout in Egypt's Eastern Desert: MENA
[AlAhram] Eight "terrorists" were killed in a firefight with police in the Eastern Desert on Monday, according to state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
MENA.

Citing a security source, MENA said the deadly exchange of fire took place at a "terrorist hideout" near the Sohag-Safaga Highway in Upper Egypt.

The source said the police headed to the location to conduct arrests based on information from the National Security body.

The Lions of Islam shot up the police unit, prompting a firefight, said the source.

The source didn’t specify whether the alleged Lions of Islam were affiliated to any particular group.

The police seized firearms and ammunition used by the Lions of Islam and notified the public prosecution to conduct an investigation into the incident, MENA said.
Ynet reports eight Moslem Brotherhood members were killed in a firefight with the Egyptian police in the country's south. This may or may not be the same fight:
Egyptian security forces killed eight snuffies they identified as members of the Moslem Brüderbund in a shootout in the country's south, the interior ministry said on Monday.
An interior ministry statement said those killed included Helmi Saad Masri, whom it described as a prominent Brotherhood leader.

The statement did not identify the exact location of the shootout but said police came under heavy gunfire while trying to approach the group and had to respond with force.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Egypt issues life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood chief
[Al Jazeera] An Egyptian court has sentenced the Moslem Brüderbund's supreme guide Mohammed Badie and two prominent leaders of the group to life in prison for "planning violent attacks", judicial officials and a lawyer said.

Badie and 37 others connected to the "Rabaa operations room" case are accused of conspiring to stir unrest during protests that followed the July 2013 military-led ouster of Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi, who hailed from the Brotherhood.

The Public Prosecutor's Office charged the accused with "preparing an operations room to confront the state and create chaos in the country following the dismantling of the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in" and "planning to burn public property and churches".

On August 14, 2013, security forces stormed a large protest gathering at Rabaa in the capital Cairo and allegedly bumped off hundreds of unarmed demonstrators.

The Giza Criminal Court sentenced Badie to a life term along with Mahmoud Ghozlan, a Brotherhood front man, and Hossam Abubakr, a member of its guidance bureau, the officials and defence lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud said.

US-Egyptian citizen Mohammed Sultan, his father Salah Sultan, and Ahmed Aref, another front man for the group, were among other defendants sentenced to serve five years behind bars.

Egyptian authorities deported Mohammed Sultan to the United States in May 2015, while his father remains in jug.

Other sentencees include two journalists from the Rassd news network, Abdullah al-Fakharany and Samy Mostafa, and a presenter of the Islamist Amgad channel, Mosaad al-Barbary.

Posted by: Fred || 05/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [607 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Nearly 200 asylum seekers feared dead off Libya coast
[Al Jazeera] Eleven migrants have died and nearly 200 are missing after two boats carrying asylum seekers sank off the coast of Libya, UN agencies said on Monday citing survivors.

A spokesperson for the United Nations migration agency said more than 193 drowned over the weekend, and that those rescued showed signs of torture.
Posted by: Fred || 05/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Bangladesh
Missing AUST teacher arrested during anti-militancy raid
[Dhaka Tribune] The teacher of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) who had been missing since last week and three others have been locked away
Please don't kill me!
by police’s Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit during an anti-militancy drive.

Assistant Professor ABM Sohel-ud-Dowlah and three young men were arrested on Sunday evening, police said yesterday.

The others, Ahadul Islam Sagar, Rabiul Haq Mithu and Mohammad Towasin Rahman are students of different colleges and universities in the city.

CTTC chief Monirul Islam said in a press briefing on Sunday afternoon at the Dhaka Metroplitan Police media centre: "Our team arrested four Lions of Islam from Dhaka’s Motijheel area around 6:30pm Sunday. We came to know that they are members of the banned bad boy outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team alias Ansar al-Islam."

Two laptops, two notebooks, two mobile phones, a passport, a translated copy of a book written by the late Osama bin Laden
... who was laid out deader than a mackerel, right next to the mackerel...
and other jihadi books were seized from their possession.

"In a primary interrogation, they admitted that some members of their group had escaped," he said. "Those members are in touch with the sacked army major Syed Mohammad Zia ul Haque. The arrestees have provided their names."

Police did not disclose the names of the escaped suspects.

"They planned to go to Afghanistan for jihadi training, but changed plans due to very tough entry there. Later they chalked out another plan to join al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front, the Syrian version of Al Qaeda," Monirul said.
Ah. Jihad tourists, happy to go wherever the fighting is currently going well with no concern for the slight theological differences between the groups --Taliban, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al Shabaab -- it's all about shooting off scary black guns and getting slavegirl wives with, as they are reassured, the approval of their god.
For this reason they were trying to apply for visa to other countries. The three young men were trying to go to Syria. Sohel, the university teacher, was their organiser.

The CTTC chief also said that Shohel had links with the leaders of the ABT abroad. They were members of the Dawn section. Different time of the country, they were associated with the planning of killing of bloggers.

In 2014, they were involved in bad boy activities with the runaway bad boy Hasan alias Razor. They used to communicate with each other through the Telegram messaging app and Tutanota e-mail, he added.
Of course they did.
On Thursday night, Sohel’s brother Shafiq-ud-Dowla lodged a general diary with Tejgaon cop shoppe, saying Sohel had been missing since the afternoon that day.

When contacted, Tejgaon police OC Mazharul Islam said: "Sohel’s family told us that he is not connected with any political or religious parties or groups."

Police later discovered that the last known location of the missing teacher was near Dhaka’s Kakrail mosque.

When asked why Sohel had gone missing on Thursday, Monirul said they had no idea about the matter.
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Bangabandhu killer’s relative tried to supply arms to militants
[Dhaka Tribune] Two suspected forces of Evil who were enjugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in Ashulia on Sunday night were actually IED material suppliers for krazed killer groups, said RAB sources.

Addressing a presser yesterday, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan confirmed this.

He added that RAB had learned that the two ‐ Md Imran Hossain alias Emran and Rafiqul Islam alias Junayed ‐ had supplied Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials to Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). RAB had yet to determine whether their link was with Old JMB or New JMB.

Mufti also said the two had disclosed to RAB that a close relative of one of the convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had contacted them, attempting to supply them with weapons and ammunition.

Refusing to name the person, Mufti stated that RAB was still looking into the matter and trying to collect more information about that person.

The RAB media wing chief, however, hypothesised that the relative of Bangabandhu’s killer was possibly trying to destabilise the country by funding militancy.

The two arrested had also told RAB that the Arakan Rohingya terrorist group had tried to contact them and, disclosing this information, Mufti said RAB was also investigating this claim.

According to RAB, Imran joined Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (HuJI
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
B) in 2001. He was trained in Mymensingh and later transferred to Chittagong. His job was to collect finances for the organization. In 2014, he joined JMB and began collecting the explosive supplies being sent to Chittagong from Dhaka and distributing them among the Chittagong krazed killer dens.

Although Rafiqul is originally from Netrakona, he is a resident of Chittagong. He too was involved with HuJIB and was trained in Chittagong. There, he met and befriended Imran.

In 2015, Imran convinced Rafiqul to join JMB. Aside from being a teacher at a madrasa, Rafiqul began supervising the female forces of Evil who were used for the distribution of bomb materials to local JMB bomb-making camps where the IEDs were assembled.

According to RAB media chief Mufti, Rafiqul’s second wife had been arrested by RAB earlier. He added that RAB was currently engaged in locating the Chittagong krazed killer camps.
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Ahmadiyya mosque imam hacked in Mymensingh
[Dhaka Tribune] The imam of an Ahmadiyya mosque in Mymensingh was critically injured after being hacked inside the mosque by a group of three men in a suspected turban attack Monday night.
Of course. Isn't that what Allah invented them for?
Imam Mostafizur Rahman, 35, of Khanpur mosque in Ishwarganj area was hacked by the assailants indiscriminately with sharp weapons inside the mosque around 9pm, after the end of Esha prayers. The attackers tried to flee as locals came to his rescue.

The imam was first taken to the Upazila Health Complex and then shifted to Mymensingh Medical College as his condition deteriorated.

One of the three attackers, Ahad, has been detained by the locals. He is also undergoing treatment at the hospital under police custody. Ahad hails from Kalmakanda of Netrokona.

Police Superintendent Syed Nurul Islam visited the injured imam at the hospital around 10:30pm. He hoped that the two others would be nabbed
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
soon. He, however, did not say anything about the motive of the attack.

OC Badrul Alam of Ishwarganj police could not be reached over the phone.

Mostafizur hails from Dohanda village under Kahalu Upazila in Dinajpur. He has been working at the mosque for the last two years.

Earlier, members of turban group New JMB (a new faction of banned outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh) carried out a suicide kaboom on an Ahmadiyya mosque in Rajshahi’s Baghmara on December 25, 2015. Ten devotees were maimed in the kaboom. International terrorist group 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....
claimed responsibilities.

The jacket wallah, Md Tarek Aziz alias Musa, was killed in the kaboom while Jamal Uddin, who helped Aziz to carry the bomb inside the mosque, was killed in a shoot-out at Godagari of Rajshahi on June 7, 2016, a day after his arrest.

New JMB has carried out most of its attacks with the help of three-man teams.

The Ahmadiyya community people are termed anti-Islamic by local Islamist groups including Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
and Hefajat-e-Islam
...a madrassa-based false nose and mustache of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, formed in 2010 to protest against secular education. In 2011 demonstrated violentyly against women's rights and in 2013 held large rallies demanding capital punishment of Shahbag Square protesters and banning women working outside the home...
. Hefazat urged the government to ban Ahmadiyyas in its 13-point demands placed in 2013.

Ahmadiyya supporters and mosques have come under violent attacks in different places across the country over the last few decades.
Posted by: Fred || 05/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [356 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)

#1  Hefazat urged the government to ban Ahmadiyyas in its 13-point demands placed in 2013.

Ahmadiyya supporters and mosques have come under violent attacks in different places across the country over the last few decades.


and yet Ahmadiyya spokesmen are frequently on TV or at lectures telling infidels that Islam is peaceful.
Posted by: lord garth || 05/09/2017 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Ahmadi imamical macher
Meets wacky wahabist attacker...
Er... peaceful mosque-hopper,
A mere parish-chopper,
Fakir, cafeteria snacker!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 05/09/2017 13:37 Comments || Top||


Europe
Police evacuate Paris Gare du Nord station Monday night
[DW] Armed police stormed the Gare du Nord railway station in Monday's overnight hours, evacuating passengers and sealing off the area. The operation comes a day after the presidential election won by Emmanuel Macron.

Dozens of coppers and transport staff surrounded the station - the busiest in Europe - in northeast Gay Paree and sealed off all roads leading in.

Gay Paree police said on Twitter they were conducting "checks" at the station, but that the situation was returning to normal.

The operation was connected to a search for three men who are considered to be dangerous, according to a report in "Le Gay Pareeien" newspaper. Passengers were unable to exit their trains as armed police entered the station, eyewitnesses said.

The paper reported the men had also been spotted in Bordeaux and Marseilles over the weekend. Officers reportedly searched a train arriving from Valenciennes in northern La Belle France, which is thought to have had 200 people on board.

Unconfirmed reports suggested two of the three men being hunted were Belgian nationals while the other was from Afghanistan.

The operation began after the last Eurostar arrivals and departures late Monday. The station is the terminus for many local and international trains, including Eurostar trains from London and Brussels.

Gay Paree police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that the operation was aimed at "removing doubt."

A Eurostar spokeswoman said the incident did not appear to have any relation to its trains and did not appear to affect its passengers.

Early Tuesday morning police lifted the evacuation and slowly reopened the station.

La Belle France is under a state of emergency imposed after a series of Islamic Lion of Islam attacks.

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has said one of his top priorities will be ensuring La Belle France's security.

Earlier in the day riot police clashed with revolutionary groups as thousands of demonstrators gathered at Place de la Republique in the capital calling for 'resistance' to Macron's employment and benefits reform agenda.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/09/2017 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [577 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The U.S. Military needs to relocate the remains of WWII casualties our of Normandy back to the U.S. before those graves are desecrated in the worst imaginable way by the Mohammedans war on Europe.
Posted by: Creger Snore7889 || 05/09/2017 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Taking great pains to avoid discussing the threat, I see...
Posted by: Raj || 05/09/2017 1:16 Comments || Top||

#3  a search for three men who are considered to be dangerous

Some pretty hard intel to stop a train.

two of the three men being hunted were Belgian nationals while the other was from Afghanistan.

Familiar 3 agent cell:
1 actor, possibly of 'diminished' capacity
1 local handler provisioning weaponry
1 foreign activist with the target timetable
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/09/2017 5:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Jeez. Just let GIs ride free. Simpler than all this cop stuff.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 05/09/2017 7:18 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 LOL. A strong early morning contender for snark of the day.
Posted by: Matt || 05/09/2017 7:46 Comments || Top||

#6  La Pen wasn't elected - nothing to fear, sorta thing?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/09/2017 9:00 Comments || Top||


2 Islamic State suspects arrested in Spain, 1 in Morocco
[Ynet] Spain's Interior Ministry says police in Spain and Morocco have locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
three suspected members 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.

A ministry statement Monday said the three worked to recruit Islamic State followers and spread propaganda and encouraged jihadi attacks via the internet. It said they had ties with senior IS members in Syria and Iraq and planned to travel to the zone to fight.

The ministry said two Moroccans were arrested in the northeastern Spanish towns of Salou and Badalona and a third cell member was arrested in the northern Moroccan port city of Tangier.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Man killed in Kurram blast
[DAWN] PARACHINAR: One person was killed when an bomb went off in Tindo area near Sadda in Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
on Sunday.

Local officials said that a villager identified as Shafiullah picked up an bomb lying on the ground. The device went kaboom! which caused fatal injuries to him. He was rushed to a local hospital where he departed this vale of tears. Local authorities have started the paperwork but haven't done much else into the incident.

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Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists involved in Kashmir bank loot incidents
[Indian Express] Inspector General of Police in Kashmire, SJM Gilani, on Monday, said that the investigation has revealed role of Hizbul Mujahideen and 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...
(LeT) Lions of Islam in the recent incidents of bank loot reported from south Kashmire. "Investigation revealed Lions of Islam of Laskar-e-Taiba & Hizbul Mujahideen involved in recent cases of bank loot in south Kashmire," news agency ANI quoted Gilani as saying.

Four incidents of bank loot took place in three days in Kashmire and currency worth lakhs was taken away. First such loot took place on May 1 as the bandidos forces of Evil attacked a cash van of Jammu and Kashmire Bank. Five coppers and two security guards were killed in the attack.

Another loot in Kulgam district on May 2 at Ellaquai Dehati Bank was carried out by the krazed killers. On May 3, two different incidents of loot happened and the lakhs of rupees worth of cash was taken away. In response to these attacks, the J&K Bank, on Saturday, decided to stop the cash transactions in 40 of its branches.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, a little lightbulb figuratively appeared over Bossy's head...
IGP Gilani also spoke about the incident of stone pelting by students. He said, "Some students were instigated by outside elements to pelt stones by giving them money, appeal parents of students to counsel them." Gilani also said that there were around 200 ’terrorists’ operating in the Valley currently out of which 110 are local ’terrorists’.

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Iraq
Islamic State leader in west Mosul killed in airstrike
[UPI] Iraqi security forces said 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....
leader Jassim al-Basri died in a U.S.-led coalition Arclight airstrike in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as elite teams escalated the offensive to capture the city's western industrial area on Monday.

Iraq's military intelligence on Monday said "the terrorist Jassim al-Basri, known as Abu Mohammed, was killed in an Arclight airstrike by the international coalition." Basri was the IS leader for Mosul's Mesherfa and al-Haramat areas, Iraqi News reported.

Iraq's Interior Ministry on Monday said at least 3,320 Islamic State Lions of Islam have been killed since the offensive to capture west Mosul began in February. Mosul is a city split between eastern and western halves by the Tigris River.

The fight to capture west Mosul once again escalated on Monday as Iraq's elite Counter Terrorism Service advanced into the city's industrial area as well as in 17 other districts -- all located in north and northwest of the west half of Mosul.

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#1  I figure the leaders had already left, so this was probably just a PFC.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/09/2017 9:42 Comments || Top||


Iraqi forces launch wide scale offensive against ISIS northwest of Mosul
[RUDAW.NET] The US-trained Iraqi counterterrorism Forces (ICTS) who spearheaded the offensive against ISIS holy warriors in the eastern half of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
have launched a military offensive to recapture the city’s western industrial area since Monday morning.

The ISIS holy warriors are engaged in fierce fighting against the advancing Iraqi forces in the industrial area, as well in 17 Tamuz district where the elite Rapid Response Team and the Haramat district are tasked with the Federal Police, Rudaw’s war news hound Farhad Dolamari reported from Mosul.

The areas are all located north and northwestern of western Mosul, also called the right bank, west of the Tigris River that bisects the city.

Plumes of smokes could be seen from the 17 Tamuz district as the Rapid Response Force of the Iraqi Interior Ministry, backed by the Iraqi air force and US-led Global Coalition, have entered parts of the district amidst of the deployment of boom-mobiles and sniper fire by ISIS Lion of Islams.

Iraqi forces were able to bring the Musharifa area under their control on Saturday, three days after they opened a new front against the krazed killer group northwest of the city.

The Iraqi forces had faced strong resistance when they tried to make advances against ISIS holy warriors in Old Mosul, where it is more densely populated and the streets are narrower than the eastern part of the city. As a result, Iraqi armed forces were forced to shift their focus and instead open a new front in northwestern Mosul.

The spokesperson for the US-led Global Coalition Colonel Dorrian told Rudaw on Friday that "this new avenue of advance is the beginning of the end of ISIS in Mosul," as he made reference to the frontline opened northwest of Mosul by Iraqi forces a day before.

The ISIS holy warriors are now "besieged" in all areas they control in Mosul and are "under the fireline" of the Iraqi forces, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, the spokesperson of Iraq’s Joint Command told Rudaw on Friday.

Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army Osman Ghanimi has said that the operation to recapture the entire area of western Mosul will be completed within a month.
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#1  No more offensive Mosul?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/09/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||

#2  The NW part of Mosul is a new front.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/09/2017 11:38 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Army seizes knives, nabs 13 Palestinians in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] In Jerusalem, police arrest 4 residents suspected of setting off fireworks at officers after attempted stabbing in Old City.

Israeli security forces placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
17 Paleostinian suspects in the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Sunday night and early Monday morning, officials said.

In Hebron,
...Hamas Central in the West Bank...
IDF soldiers also uncovered a cache of knives, knuckledusters and other assorted weaponry, the army said.

Outside the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday night, residents clashed with coppers, following an attempted stabbing attack by a Paleostinian girl earlier in the evening.

During violent protest, residents fired "hives" of fireworks -- pyrotechnics laid out in a grid -- at coppers, a police spokesperson said.

No officers were maimed by the fireworks, the spokesperson said.

Using the city’s closed-circuit cameras, the Jerusalem Police located a group of four youths in a nearby building. They were arrested on suspicion that they had set off the fireworks.

In the building, the officers located and seized three "hives" of fireworks. The police also found masks and clothing, which they believe were used by the suspects to disguise themselves in a failed attempt
Curses! Foiled again!
to avoid identification, a spokesperson said.

"The suspects are minors, residents of the Old City and Shuafat refugee camp," police said.

In the West Bank, the army arrested 13 Paleostinian suspects during overnight activities. Eight of them were believed to have taken part in rock throwing or in violent protests, while the other five were believed to be members of the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terrorist group, the IDF said in a statement.

Three of the suspected rock throwers were arrested in Faroun, outside Tulkarem. Two were picked up in Qalqilya, and the rest were arrested in the Paleostinian village of Teqoa, which is next to a Jewish settlement of the same name.

The suspected Hamas members were arrested in Hebron and Faroun, the army said.
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Southeast Asia
Bohol police chief welcomes CHR probe on death of Abu Sayyaf man
[NEWSINFO.INQUIRER.NET] Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad, the Bohol police director, welcomed the investigation of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on the escape and subsequent death of an alleged Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
member less than 24 hours after he was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
"That’s ok. We are open to (an) investigation. It is better in order to clear everything," said Natividad on Monday.

Natividad said that the Philippine National Police has started a separate investigation on the death of Saad Samad Kiram alias Abu Saad.

"There is an internal investigation together with CIDG (Criminal Investigation and Detection Group), ongoing yan," he said.

Alfonso Bayocot Jr., head of the CHR-Bohol, went to the Bohol Provincial Police Office on Monday morning to secure a copy of the official police report on death of Abu Saad as part of an in-depth investigation.

"We want to be enlightened on what really happened. He might be a terrorist but our office has a mandate to investigate cases of human rights
...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
violations," he added.

Police arrested Kiram in the morning of May 4 after he went out of hiding to ask for food. Although he was fed by a resident, the police were tipped off of his presence that led to his arrest.

He was brought to the Bohol Provincial Police Office in Tagbilaran where he was interrogated. By early morning of May 5, he was transported to the Bohol District Jail, also in Tagbilaran, where he was supposed to be detained.

But Kiram allegedly escaped about 2 p.m. and was cornered more than two hours later when he was shot thrice while grappling for a gun from a policeman.

He suffered gunshot wounds in the thigh, chest and forehead.
Sounds painful.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
U.S.-backed militias say they made new advance against Islamic State in Tabqa
[REUTERS] A group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by the United States captured a district of the town of Tabqa from 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 Monday, they said in a statement, a step towards the capture of Syria's largest dam.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been fighting Islamic State in Tabqa for weeks, aiming to capture not just the town but its Euphrates dam, a vital strategic objective before assaulting the jihadists' regional stronghold of Raqqa.

"The forces of Wrath of the Euphrates managed to liberate the First Quarter of the town of Tabqa this morning, which divides the three new quarters of the town from the Euphrates dam, after intense fighting," it said.

Wrath of the Euphrates is the name used by the SDF and the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State for its campaign to drive the jihadist group from Raqqa, a major city that it has used to control its northern Syria territories and plot attacks abroad.

The SDF assault on Tabqa began after U.S.-forces helped its fighters conduct an airborne and water crossing of the Euphrates in late March.

According to a map the SDF distributed on its Wrath of the Euphrates social networking feed, its new advance has brought it very close to the southern edge of the dam, where a hydro-electric plant and associated operations buildings are sited.

The SDF already controls the northern bank of the Euphrates and northern stretches of the 4 km (2.5 mile)-long dam.

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Malaysia's top Islamic State operative killed in Syria
[REUTERS] Malaysia's most-wanted member 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....
murderous Moslem group has been killed in Syria, police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said on Monday, citing intelligence information.

Muhammad Wanndy Mohammed Jedi, 26, who was on a U.S. list of global murderous Moslems, was the alleged criminal mastermind behind a grenade attack on a Kuala Lumpur bar last June which injured eight people. It was the first and so far only Islamic State attack that caused casualties in Malaysia.

"After reviewing intelligence, the Royal Malaysian Police can confirm that Muhamad Wandy (sic) has been killed in an attack in Raqqa, Syria on April 29," Khalid said on his Twitter account, confirming previous reports of Muhammad Wanndy's death in a dronezap on the Islamic State-held city.

Police had earlier cast doubt on the reports, saying that it was possible Muhammad Wanndy had faked his own death.

Born and raised in the west Malaysian state of Malacca, Muhammad Wanndy left for Raqqa with his wife in 2014. He first drew public attention the following year when he appeared in a video showing the beheading of a Syrian man.

Using the name Abu Hamzah Al Fateh, he quickly made a name for himself as an Islamic State online recruiter and fundraiser.

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Evacuation of Syrian rebels starts in Barzeh
[Al Jazeera] Hundreds of Syrian fighters have begun to leave the besieged Damascus suburb of Barzeh as part of an evacuation deal reached with the government, according to state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
and a war monitor.

State-run Ekhbariya television cited its news hound there as saying the evacuation of fighters from Barzeh for the rebel-held Idlib province had begun to be implemented on Monday, but without giving further details.

Idlib, a mostly rural province in northwest Syria abutting the Turkish border, is a major opposition stronghold.

"Armed men and some of their families have begun leaving Barzeh on 40 buses heading towards northern Syria," the channel said in a news alert.

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Terror Networks
SOF's Evolving Role: Warfare "By, With, and Through" Local Forces
[Cipher Brief] The role of U.S. special operations forces (SOF) in the Middle East has expanded steadily since the inception of the counter-ISIS campaign in 2014. In part, this expansion is due to the metastasis of ISIS into Libya, Yemen, and other countries beyond its major land-holding presence in Iraq and Syria. But the most notable feature of the expanded U.S. SOF role in the Middle East has been its work alongside indigenous forces in Iraq and Syria. Conventional and coalition forces provide additional numbers of troops. What makes this campaign so unusual is that U.S. forces are not providing the muscle of the frontline combat troops. Instead, the campaign is conducted "by, with, and through" others, a Special Forces phrase that the CENTCOM commander, General Joseph Votel, has adopted to call attention to this new way of warfighting. If the counter-ISIS campaign succeeds in dislodging ISIS from Iraq and Syria, this approach is more likely to be considered for other, similar conflicts.

During seven weeks visiting Iraq, Syria, and neighboring countries this year, I observed three major changes in how the campaign accounts for its increasing momentum. First, the number of advisers and supporting forces has now reached a level that can provide meaningful support to the variety of indigenous forces fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. That number is hovering around 10,000, including forces deployed in-country on temporary duty. Special operations forces are advising a variety of partners, including the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), tribal forces and Iraqi Kurds. In Syria, they are assisting Kurdish groups, particularly the YPG (Popular Protection Units), and a variety of Arab forces. As in Afghanistan, U.S. SOF count on major support from their closest SOF partners in Britain, Australia, and Canada, as well as the Danes, Norwegians, and French. While SOF are at the forefront of the tactical-level advising, U.S. and coalition conventional forces have been training forces at five main bases and advising at the headquarters level.

The second major change has been in how these advisers are used. The special operations forces have become progressively more dispersed and now accompany the indigenous forces to a secure location near the front lines. This means that they are no longer attempting to provide tactical advice from headquarters, where they must analyze battlefield operations through the soda-straw perspective of drone feeds. They do still advise commanders of indigenous forces at the senior level, which is a critical function, but now they can also observe units in action to better advise their tactics. In East Mosul, movement of advisers to the 16th Iraq army division provided critical assistance to galvanize that unit. U.S. and coalition SOF have also played a significant role in helping to rebuild the CTS, Iraq’s SOF, which has led every major battle in the counter-ISIS campaign and has suffered heavy casualties as a result.
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#1  Thinking back to Vietnam, this is actually what they were started for; 'advisors', 'trainers', etc.
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/09/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah, it's worked really well. /sarc

I hope this guy enjoyed his 7 week immersion.
Where's Michael Yon?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/09/2017 13:18 Comments || Top||

#3  This part of the Unconventional Warfare (UW) or Foreign Internal Defense (FID) depending on whether the students are regular or irregular troops.

It has been a part of the SOF mission since the 1950's.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 05/09/2017 13:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Or Bing West; The Village is an interesting read.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/09/2017 17:45 Comments || Top||



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