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Female Bombers Attack NE Nigeria Village, Kill Two
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Afghanistan
15 militants killed during ongoing Silab-5 operations in Laghman
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least fifteen anti-government armed hard boyz were killed during the ongoing Silab-5 operations in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said the operations were launched on Monday morning covering the areas in Alingar district.

The statement further added that the hard boyz were targeted in Basram, Katal, Maidanio, Hakimabad, Qasaba, Salimgar, and other areas.

At least fifteen snuffies were also critically maimed during the operations, the statement added.

The Afghan forces still conduct clearance operations in the mentioned areas, the provincial government said, adding that the operations will continue until the hard boyz are fully eliminated from the area.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces retake control of Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have retaken the Qala-e-Zal district of Kunduz province, ten days after the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Lions of Islam seized its control.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed that the control of the district was retaken during the operations launched around 6 am local time today.

The provincial police front man Mr. Rahmani earlier said the offensive is underway as the Afghan forces have made major gains as the offensive is underway.

He said the operations were launched from the Aqtapa village and Afghan forces are moving forward to fully clear the district.

In the meantime, the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said at least one bad boy has been killed so far during the operations.

The source further added that the operations are launched under the name of Pamir-5 to retake the control of Qala-e-Zal which was lost to Taliban ten days ago.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban suffer casualties after launching major attack on Kunar districts
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
snuffies suffered casualties after launching a major coordinated attack on several districts of eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in a statement said the attack was launched late on Monday night by the Taliban Death Eaters.

A statement by the 201st Silab Corps said the Taliban snuffies attacked the security posts located in Shegal, Watapur, Chapadara, Marwara district and several other areas.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces effectively responded to the holy warriors attack, inflicting heavy casualties to the Death Eaters.

At least 22 holy warriors were killed and 5 others were maimed during the festivities with the security forces, the 201st Silab Corps said, adding that the dead bodies of several holy warriors are still lying in the area.

According to the 201st Silab Corps, the local residents and security personnel did not suffer any casualties during the festivities.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [354 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Explosion in a house leaves 2 civilians dead in Jalalabad city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two non-combatants were killed in an kaboom in Jalalabad city, the placid provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the blast took place inside a house belonging to an individual identified as Habibullah.

Khogyani further added that the house is located in the first police district of the city and the incident took place after explosives material went off inside the compound.

He said at least two non-combatants were killed as a result of the kaboom.

The circumstances surrounding the incident have not been ascertained so far as the local security officials are saying that an investigation is underway in this regard.
Just whipping up some C4 for dinner, maybe?
It is yet not clear if the individual had any links with the anti-government armed bad boy groups or not.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [379 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Darned gas leaks!
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/17/2017 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Another case of defective detonator caps, perhaps? (Non-combatant just means the corpse wasn't wearing a uniform, right?)
Posted by: Glenmore on the roD || 05/17/2017 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Grenade-juggling practice gone wrong.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/17/2017 10:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Jiffie Pop gone bad
Posted by: Frank G || 05/17/2017 10:27 Comments || Top||

#5  "To make a cake; first, C4 of flour..."

"No!...that's four cups of flo..."

*poof*
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/17/2017 12:15 Comments || Top||


Fighter jets target Taliban insurgents in Nangarhar, leaving 4 dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bully boyz were killed in an Arclight airstrike involving fighter jets in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Chaparhar district.

The statement further added that the turbans were targeted around 8 am local time in Kariz area, leaving four dead and two others maimed.

The turbans killed in the Arclight airstrike belonged to the Taliban group led by Mullah Ghazi, the statement said, adding that the local residents did not suffer any casualties in the Arclight airstrike.

It is yet not clear if the Arclight airstrike was carried out by the Afghan forces or the US forces based in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [385 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Same 4 from yesterday?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/17/2017 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  It looks like a different four, Skidmark. The articles have different URLs, though both are from Khaama, and the four yesterday were connected to three hideouts in the vicinity of Achin district, Nangarhar. Today's was in the vicinity of Chaparhar district.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/17/2017 12:55 Comments || Top||


Twin explosions rock Kandahar city in South of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] According to the local government and security officials, the incident took place in the first police district of the city.

The officials further added that the incident took place around 8:20 pm local time targeting the security forces.

The type of the kaboom and casualties as a result of the incident has not been ascertained so far.

No group including the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
forces of Evil has so far grabbed credit behind the incident yet.

Preliminary reports indicate at least one person was killed and around twelve others were maimed in the attack.

According to the security sources, the target of the coordinated kabooms was the security posts located in Madad roundabout.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Suspected al Shabaab gunmen kill official in northern Kenya: Police
[Al Ahram] Gunmen suspected of being fighters from Somalia's al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
myrmidon group burst into a government official's house in northeast Kenya and shot him dead late on Monday, police said.

The four attackers in military fatigues struck in Mandera county, a territory near Somalia's border that has seen a string of al-Shabaab raids in recent years.

"We suspect the attackers are bandidos murderous Moslems since after the raid they escaped towards Somalia," Edward Mwamburi, the head of the northeastern regional police force, told Rooters by phone.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on the administrator of the county's Omar Jillo area. But the myrmidon group has said it will continue to attack Kenya until Nairobi pulls troops from an African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
peacekeeping force inside Somalia.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al-Shabab kill chief, abduct two reservists in Mandera
[SHABELLENEWS] Suspected Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
bandidos snuffies attacked a village in Mandera
..that's in northeast Kenya...
and killed a chief before abducting two police reservists Monday night.

The incident occurred at Omar Jillo in Lafey sub-County in the volatile border town which has faced similar attacks in the past ‐ all blamed on the Somalia terror group.

Police stated that more security personnel have been dispatched to the area following the attack.

They said that the gang escaped towards the Somalia border which is about seven kilometres away.

Omar Jillo is among towns in the area under a dusk-to-dawn curfew over insecurity linked to Al-Shabaab terrorists.

The other towns are Mandera Town, Arabia, Fino, Lafey Kotulo and Elwak.

On Thursday last week, two quarry workers were killed in Elwak, Mandera following a suspected Al-Shabaab attack.

Bodies of the two, said to be non-locals, were found the following morning after the attack.

Similar attacks have occurred before, with up to 30 people killed in separate incidents.
Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Female Bombers Attack NE Nigeria Village, Kill Two
[AnNahar] Threejacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bombers have attacked a herding community in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, killing two people and injuring seven others, according to a village elder and a civilian militia member.

Ali Musa said the trio, believed to have been sent by Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jihadists, struck at Shuwari Buri village, 38 kilometers from Maiduguri at around 9:20 pm (2020 GMT) on Monday.

"Two of them rushed into a thatched hut and detonated their explosives, killing two brothers who had retired for the night," he added.

"The third bomber detonated her explosives among residents who had gathered ... injuring seven."

The three bombers had earlier told villagers they were travelers and asked them for accommodation for the night. But they were refused on security grounds.

Ibrahim Liman, a member of the civilian militia assisting the military with security, gave an identical account.

Shuwari Buri is in the Konduga area, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, which has been repeatedly hit by suicide kabooms and gun attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [656 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  asked them for accommodation for the night. But they were refused

Guess there are lessor and greater tenets of Muslim law.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/17/2017 11:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Tenants, even.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 05/17/2017 17:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Zenobia F -- be ashamed!
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/17/2017 21:48 Comments || Top||

#4  be ashamed!

When am I not? But I think this was probably entrapment. Dude's a steppin' razor.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 05/17/2017 23:39 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Grenade kills Saudi policeman in Shia town
[Al Ahram] A 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...
n police officer was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade on Tuesday in a Shia town, the interior ministry said, as deadly fighting escalated.

A member of the special police emergency forces died when "a rocket-propelled grenade (was) launched from inside the neighbourhood" and hit his patrol unit in the Almosara area of Awamiya, the ministry said in a statement.

"Five others were maimed and taken to hospital," it said.

Awamiya is a town of 30,000 in Qatif district of Eastern Province, where most of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's shias live.

The town, in a region where Shias have long complained of marginalisation, has been the scene of repeated security incidents.

The police officer is at least the third person killed in the Gulf coast town of Awamiya since Wednesday.

The unrest centres on Awamiya's old Almosara district, which is the site of a redevelopment project.

"It's really war," said an area resident who reported his home has been shaken by kabooms in the past two days.

On Friday the ministry said a two-year-old boy and a Pak died when gunnies from within Almosara opened fire on passersby, security officers and workers on the project.
Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Bangladesh
Raids at militant dens in Jhenaidah suspended for low visibility
[Dhaka Tribune] 6:00pm- Company Commander Major Monir Ahmed announces that the operation has been suspended for the day due to low visibility. The operation will be resumed and Bomb disposal units will attempt entry into the remaining building tomorrow morning.

3:50pm: RAB 6 Jhenaidah Camp Company Commander Major Monir Ahmed tells the Dhaka Tribune: "We have recovered five bombs, two dynamite sticks and some 15 to 20 different types of electrical circuits from Selim’s house."

1:27pm: RAB 6 Khulna Region Commander Rafiqul Islam says: "We detained Selim and Pranto around 1am. They disclosed three locations to us.

"Based on their information, we conducted raid at one house and recovered two boom jackets. We will start raids at the other spots within a few minutes."

11:48am: Major Monir Ahmed tells the Dhaka Tribune: "The raid has begun, We have already recovered two boom jackets from one of the houses."

11:46am: Bomb Disposal unit arrives at the spot.

11:41am: The houses are located half a kilometre away from RAB camp, our correspondent Nayan Khondoker reports from the spot.

11:25am: One of the houses is owned by slain myrmidon Tuhin’s bother Selim and the other is owned by Tuhin’s cousin Pranto, our correspondent Nayan Khondoker reports from the spot.

Earlier on May 7, two myrmidons, including Tuhin, died in a raid at a suspected myrmidon hideout at Bojrapur village in of the district. Three police officials were maimed injured in the incident.

10:30am: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) 6 Jhenaidah Camp Company Commander Major Monir Ahmed tells the Dhaka Tribune: "The two buildings have been cordoned off since the morning.

"We are anticipating that murderous Moslems are hiding inside these two dens."

10:00am: Law enforcers cordon off two suspected myrmidon hideouts in Chuadanga village of Jhenaidah district.
Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)


Britain
British authorities say heroin found on Islamabad-London PIA flight
[DAWN] British authorities confirmed Tuesday that their Border Force officers had found a "quantity of heroin" on board a Pakistain International Airlines (PIA) flight that landed at Heathrow Airport Monday.

The authorities further said National Crime Agency officials were investigating the case after the seizure of narcotics from the plane.

"No arrests have been made, enquiries are ongoing," said an official associated with the agency, in an email response to Dawn.com.

Earlier in the day, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar had confirmed that British authorities had "thoroughly searched" and detained the flight crew after they landed at Heathrow Airport.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Be fun if they seized the plane.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/17/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||


Europe
Man in Custody over Links to Champs-Elysees Gunman
[AnNahar] A man has been placed in jug for alleged links to a gunman who killed a policeman on Gay Paree's famed Champs-Elysees just days before the first round of La Belle France's presidential election, a judicial source said Tuesday.

The 23-year-old was incarcerated
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
on Monday in the Gay Paree region, the source said.

Investigators are trying to find out where the gunman, 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi,
...the reclusive Algerian-Frenchman who'd only got out of prison last year for trying to kill French policemen when he turned around and got himself killed committing jihad in the name of ISIS...
got the Kalashnikov he used in the April 20 attack.

A note praising 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....
was found next to the body of Cheurfi, who rubbed out an officer and maimed two other coppers and a German passerby before being killed in a firefight.

Police later found other weapons in Cheurfi's car including a shotgun and knives.

The Islamic State group claimed the shooting as the work of one of its "fighters." It was the latest in a string of attacks that have claimed 239 lives around La Belle France since 2015.

However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
the IS named the shooter as Abu Yussef the Belgian, which does not correspond to Cheurfi, who was from the eastern Gay Pareeian suburbs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [469 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1 
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 05/17/2017 19:38 Comments || Top||


Would-be IS girl recruit planned school bombings, Danish court finds
[Al Ahram] A 17-year-old Danish girl who offered to fight for 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....
was found guilty on Tuesday of planning kabooms at two schools, one of them Jewish, court documents showed.

The girl was tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
at her home in January last year, when she was aged 15, and charged with planning the attacks after acquiring chemicals for making bombs, police said.

Police who searched the residence found a handwritten note with the words "Allahu Akbar!" (God is greatest), a date, and the address of the Jewish school in Copenhagen

A second note was marked "kaboom on the infidels" and gave the address of her own school near Holbaek, a town west of the capital.

Police said they also found chemicals, a list of ingredients for making a bomb and a container marked "Tatp" - a common abbreviation for the explosive triacetone triperoxide.

A jury in the Holbaek district court found the girl - who is white European and was not named - guilty of attempted terrorism, the court said in a statement. Sentencing was deferred to Thursday.

The court said the girl had written two Twitter profiles in which she offered to fight for myrmidon group Islamic State.

Prosecutors last month presented the court records from her preliminary questioning, stating she initially confessed to planning the attacks. The girl later changed her plea to not guilty.

Defence attorney Mette Grith Stage told Rooters her client would await sentencing before deciding whether to appeal.

In February 2015, a gunman killed two people in shooting attacks at a debating event and a Copenhagen synagogue before being rubbed out by police.
Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


France charges 'IS scout'
[Al Ahram] French authorities Tuesday charged a suspected 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....
"scout" believed to have helped a key organiser of the 2015 Gay Paree attacks and the perpetrator of a foiled train attack enter Europe.

Prosecutors charged Bilal Chatra, a 21-year-old from Algeria, with complicity in an attempted terrorist liquidation and association with terrorist criminals, according to a source close to the enquiry.

The source said Chatra was "suspected of playing the role of a scout", helping train shooter Ayoub El Khazzani and Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of the organisers of the November 2015 Gay Paree attacks, get into Europe via the Balkans migrant route.

Khazzani shot and seriously injured a passenger on a high-speed Thalys train between Amsterdam and Gay Paree before being overpowered by two off-duty US servicemen and their friend.

He travelled to northern Europe with Abaaoud, one of the Gay Paree attacks cell who opened fire on bars, restaurants and a concert hall before he died in a police shootout shortly afterwards.

According to a probe source, Abaaoud ordered Chatra to "scope out the checkpoints in different countries along the migrant route", a mission that took him to Greece, Serbia and Austria.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [368 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  before being overpowered by two off-duty US servicemen and their friend

I think there was a call earlier to offer free ridership for US troops in return for casual security.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/17/2017 10:11 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Four FC men injured in landmine blast
[DAWN] QUETTA: Four security personnel were maimed in a landmine kaboom in the Dasht area of Mastung district on Monday.

Official sources said that unknown gunnies planted a landmine on an under-construction road in the Khand-Marve area of Dasht. It detonated when FC personnel passed through the area in an official vehicle.

The blast left the vehicle damaged and the four FC men travelling in it injured, Levies officials said.

FC personnel deployed in the area rushed to the site and took the injured men to hospital.

The FC men were patrolling the area and guarding labourers and other people working on the road. This is the second landmine kaboom over the past 24 hours in the Marget and Dasht areas of Mastung and Bolan districts in which six FC men received injuries.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under:


Four ‘terrorists’ killed in encounter
They're dead now.
[DAWN] The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Monday claimed to have killed four members of a banned outfit in an alleged encounter in Khanewal, and seized arms and explosives from their hideout.

A CTD spokesperson said the Multan team had received information that two suspected forces of Evil Usman Basra and Abdul Rehman, who had beat feet from police custody, were hiding at a house in Jahanian tehsil. He said the suspects and their six accomplices had been planning to attack sensitive installations in the city.

He said after receiving information, the CTD raided the hideout in Chak 161/10R Jahanian tehsil early morning and ordered the suspects to surrender.

However,
denial ain't just a river in Egypt...
he claimed that the alleged forces of Evil shot at the police team and also lobbed hand grenades at them. The police team shot back in self-defence, he said. However,
denial ain't just a river in Egypt...
three of the suspects blew themselves up using explosives while another was found dead in front of the compound. The spokesperson said four of their accomplices managed to flee.

He said the CTD officials had seized 10kg explosives, a hand grenade, two rifles, a pistol and ammunition from the hideout. Police took the bodies to a morgue and started investigating the identity of the other suspects, he said.

A CTD official said Usman Basra and Abdul Rehman belonged to the banned outfits Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. He said both forces of Evil were involved in the kidnapping of slain governor Salman Taseer’s son Shahbaz Taseer.

Posted by: Fred || 05/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


Iraq
Two border troops personnel killed, three others injured, western Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two border troops personnel were killed, while three others were maimed as 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....
gunnies targeted their patrol, 70 kilometers west of Rutba district, western Anbar on the borders between Iraq and Jordan, a source said.

"IS members targeted the security troops patrol, 70 kilometers west of Rutba, leaving two border troops personnel killed and three others severely maimed," a security source from Anbar Operations Command told AlJournal News on Tuesday.

"Other troops headed to the accident spot to support the rest of personnel, who are still battling against IS," the source added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/17/2017 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish airstrikes destroy large agricultural area on Kurdistan borders
Erbil (IraqiNews) Large swathes of farms in the bordering areas of the Kurdistan Region were destroyed on Tuesday during air raids conducted by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
.The Arclight airstrikes, against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) began at 11:00 a.m. at three villages of Amedi, Duhok province.

Mahmud Niheli, a media official from the area, told BasNews that the bombardments had no human causalities but caused "a huge damage" to the people from Sargale, Dere and Sgere villages.

Most of the people from these villages are farmers and their plantations were destroyed heavily by the attack, Niheli explained.

He added the offensive has scared the residents of the area who left their farms behind to save their lives.

This week Amedi mayor, Rozhan Ismail Mustafa, called on the PKK guerrillas to stay away from the residential areas near the borderlines in order for the civilians not get hurt by Turkish strikes.

Thousands of villagers from Kurdistan Region borders have been displaced due to the constant fight between PKK and Turkish army and several have bit the dust in the bombardments.
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Western Mosul Reconquest

More villages liberated in Qairawan, west of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The paramilitary troops have freed three villages in Qairawan region, near Mosul, on the fifth day of an offensive launched to drive Islamic State out of the region.

A statement by al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said that the first brigade troops liberated Tal Bashuk village in the north of Qairawan. Battles between the troops against the Islamic State fighters left several militants killed and their vehicles burnt.

Another statement said that the 13th brigade troops freed Tal al-Dala’, in the south of Qairawan, while the 41st brigade liberated Thara al-Karrah village.

“The troops evacuated tens of families toward the recently liberated Tal al-Sultan village, in the south of the region,” the media service said.

“All essential needs were offered to the displaced families before being evacuated to outside of the battlefields,” it added.

Many villages in Qairawan region, a main Islamic State bastion which links between Tal Afar town and the Syrian borders, have been freed since an the troops launched an offensive on Friday to free the region.

Iraqi forces storm last IS-held district northwest of Mosul’s Old City: officer

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces began Tuesday invading the last district leading to the Islamic State-held Old City from the northwest as commanders reassure of near victory.

Cap. Kadhim Hassan, from the Interior Ministry’s Rapid Response forces, told BasNews that troops invaded al-Najjar district, and managed to destroy ten booby-trapped cars belonging to the Islamic State at that district.

Iraqi government forces are eyeing the ancient, densely structured and populated Old City, the place where Islamic State’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of an “Islamic Caliphate” in 2014. Troops besieged the area for weeks from the south, but turned to the northwestern axis to invade the city earlier this month. IS fighters are believed to have been holding hundreds of thousands at that area as human shields.

“The enemy is on the brink of total defeat in Mosul,” U.S. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesperson of the U.S.-led coalition backing Iraqi troops, told a news conference in Baghdad on Tuesday, adding that the coalition had destroyed 200 underground tunnels and 300 vehicles belonging to the militants.

IS media official killed in western Mosul, 25 members arrested in north

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces killed a senior media official with the Islamic State in western Mosul and arrested 25 others in the north, an army and police officers said Tuesday.

BasNews quoted Maj. Ali Mohsen, from the army’s Counter-Terrorism Service, saying troops killed Islamic State’s current media official, Jalal Ayoub Shehab, a Syrian national, during battles at Iktisadiyeen district which troops partially recaptured. He added that seven booby-trapped vehicles were also detonated.

Meanwhile, Khaled al-Jawari, a Federal Police colonel, told the website that security forces arrested a 25-member IS cell in al-Sukkar and al-Seddiq districts, north of Mosul. The arrested members had light weapons in their possession, according to the officer.

Seven IS militants killed in western Mosul airstrike

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Seven Islamic State members were killed Tuesday when unidentified fighter jets bombarded a house in western Mosul, a security source was quoted saying as operations reach the group’s last few entrenchments.

A security source told Shafaaq news website that the strike targeted a house at Iktisadiyeen neighborhood, where intense fighting is ongoing between the group and Iraqi troops eyeing the neighboring Old City.

Those killed included the group’s commander in charge of booby-trapped vehicles attacks, according to the source.

More than 16,000 Islamic State members killed since start of Mosul operations: Spokesperson

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The Joint Operations Command has declared controlling 89.5 percent of western Mosul and killing 16,467 members of Islamic State.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said “the total deaths of IS have reached up to 16,467 militants until yesterday.”

“100 percent of the area of eastern Mosul is under control of the troops,” Rasool said adding that life returned back to normal.

679 booby-trapping vehicles, 11 headquarters of the group, 47 drones and 76 booby-trapping workshops were destroyed while 6,661 bombs and 217 explosive belts were defused, according to Rasool.

“89.5 percent of western Mosul was liberated. Only few districts are remaining under the militants control,” he said adding that the paramilitary troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi “made extreme advance toward Qairawan and Baaj regions.”

Meanwhile, Iraqi troops have isolated the main battlefields, besieging the IS militants is some districts.

Captain Ali al-Daraji, of the army’s Counter-Terrorism Service, told Shafaq News that the Iraqi forces imposed its full control on Tamuz roundabout and Hafsa bint Omar mosque, in the northwest of Mosul.

The troops now isolate 17 Tamuz (July 17th) district from districts of al-Refaie and al-Najjar, besieging the militants in the alleys and streets of the district.

In related news, Lieutenant-General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, CTS commander, said the coming few days will witness the full liberation of Mosul to be declared as an IS-free city.

He added that once Islah al-Zeraie district was liberated, CTS troops were able to free al-Ureibi district, which enabled blocking the communication between the militants there and the rest in 17 Tamuz and al-Iqtisadiyeen districts, forcing them to head toward the Old City, which will be there last stronghold.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

One killed, 2 wounded in IED blast north of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One person died and two others were wounded on Tuesday when an explosive device went off in northern Baghdad, according to a police source.

Security sources quoted by Ikhnews said the blast occurred near a building materials shop in Sheikh Hamad, north of the capital.

One killed, 2 wounded in IED blast southeast of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One person was killed and two others were wounded on Tuesday when an explosive device went off in southern Baghdad, according to security sources.

The device exploded near a grocery in Madaen district, southeast of the capital, sources were quoted saying by Alghad Press.
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IS 'on brink of defeat' after losing 90% of west Mosul
[Al Ahram] Iraqi forces have recaptured nearly 90 percent of west djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
from the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) murderous Moslem group and other Islamist forces of Evil in the city are on the "brink of total defeat", officers said Tuesday.

Iraqi forces launched the massive operation to retake Mosul from IS nearly seven months ago, fighting their way to the city held by Islamist murderous Moslems, retaking its eastern side and then attacking the west.

Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, front man for Iraq's Joint Operations Command, told a news conference in Baghdad that IS now controls just over 10 percent of west Mosul.

Both Staff Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saadi, a senior Iraqi special forces commander, and Colonel John Dorrian, the front man for the US-led international coalition against IS, said that the end was near for Islamist forces of Evil in the city.

"They have two options: die and go to hell or raise the white flag. They have no third option," Saadi told AFP at his headquarters in Mosul.

"The enemy is completely surrounded," Dorrian told the news conference in Baghdad. "The enemy is on the brink of total defeat in Mosul."

The drive to retake Mosul has been supported by a campaign of coalition air strikes in and around the city.

Dorrian said that coalition strikes have destroyed more than 300 explosives-rigged vehicles in Mosul, as well as over 200 IS tunnels and more than a thousand Islamist murderous Moslem fighting positions.

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#1  "The enemy is on the brink of total defeat in Mosul."

Crush'em like the scorpions they are.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/17/2017 10:13 Comments || Top||


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Report: Israel sentences man to 14 years for spying for Syria
[Ynet] Syrian media reports Sudki al-Maqat--who previously served 27 years for espionage--is sentenced to 14 years after being convicted of providing intelligence information to Syria on IDF activities near the northern border.

Syrian media reported Tuesday that a man from a Druze town in the Golan Heights has been sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Nazareth District Court for supplying information about the IDF to Syrian intelligence forces.

According to the reports, Sudki al-Maqat from Majdal Shams, was convicted of cooperating with a foreign agent and transferring information to the Syrian regime.

Al-Maqat, 50, had already spent 27 years in prison for spying for Syria prior to this latest conviction. He was released in August 2012 and resumed his activities shortly after his release.

According to information contained in his indictment, it appears that al-Maqat documented IDF activity on the Israeli-Syrian border and transferred the information to the Syrians by uploading it to various media outlets on the internet and Facebook.

Al-Maqat was charged with espionage, assistance to the enemy during wartime, support of a terrorist organization, contact with a foreign agent and a host of other security offenses. He was jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in February 2015 and the indictment was filed three months later. al-Maqat's lawyer, Kamil Faraj, said they are considering appealing the verdict.

SANA, a Syrian news agency, reported that al-Maqat sent a letter from prison, claiming that the "malicious verdict awaiting me is meant to silence, punish and prevent me from exposing the truth about the support the Israeli occupation authorities provide terrorist gangs and criminals in Syria".
The Times of Israel adds:
Maqt was tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in 2015 on suspicion of passing photographs and written reports of IDF positions to Syrian intelligence officials. He obtained the information from a IDF combat soldier. The soldier, who cannot be identified in media reports, was arrested in February 2015.

The Israeli side of the Golan Heights has four Druze towns. Many of the residents feel they are Syrians, and maintain connections with their brethren over the border, who make up about five percent of Syria’s pre-war population of 23 million people.
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#1  charged with espionage, assistance to the enemy during wartime, support of a terrorist organization, contact with a foreign agent

If 27 years didn't cure him, why would they thing 14 will?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/17/2017 10:16 Comments || Top||

#2  He's doing it for the retirement benefits?
Posted by: Pappy || 05/17/2017 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe the guy prefers prison to home?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/17/2017 16:15 Comments || Top||


Shin Bet breaks up Islamic Movement terror cell
[IsraelTimes] The Shin Bet security service says it broke up a cell of Arab Israeli men from the Islamic Movement who were planning to carry out shooting attacks against IDF soldiers.

According to the Shin Bet, the three men in the cell began plotting the attack in November 2015 in response to Israel’s decision to outlaw the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement.
...the Islamic Movement is the Moslem Brotherhood in Israel. They do all the usual social welfare stuff, pass millions in donations from Turkey and the UK to Hamas, and additionally the "moderate" Southern Branch runs for election as one of the Arab parties, while the Northern Branch uses stronger methods, including the Mourabitoun, the cadre of Israeli Arabs who harass Jews on the Temple Mount. Their founder died recently; he was loudly mourned as a staunch "Zionist", which suits the Southern Branch marketing.
They put together their plan throughout 2016, purchasing a Carlo-style improvised submachine gun and electronic transmitters to set off explosives from afar, the Shin Bet says.

Two of them -- Muhammad Masri of Beersheba and Abdullah Abu Ayyash of Kuseife -- were enjugged
Please don't kill me!
in December 2016. The third member of the cell, Mahmoud Luisi of Qalansawe, wasn’t arrested until March 2017, as he had traveled to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
According to the Shin Bet, while in Turkey, Luisi met with members of Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, in order to secure funds and training from the terrorist organization. He was picked up by the Shin Bet upon his return to Israel, the security service says.

The interrogations of the three members of the cell also led to the arrest of Fares al-Omari, a senior member of the Islamic Movement, as well as two unnamed men from the Galilee, who are suspected of illegally selling weapons.

Indictments have been filed against the suspects, the Shin Bet says.
Ynet adds:
The terror cell planned to carry out an attack against IDF soldiers in the Negev. Plotters monitored soldiers’ travel patterns in the area, acquired machine guns and remote bomb-detonating devices.

In the second half of November 2015, Masri and Lawisi came to the protest tent in Umm al-Fahm, which was established following the outlawing of the Islamic Movement. al-Omri spoke with the two in private and asked to enlist them to protest against the decision by spraying slogans. Later on, the three concluded that it was not enough to spray slogans and decided to carry out a terrorist attack in Israel.

"The northern branch of the Islamic Movement has maintained close ties with Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", over the years. The investigation showed that the common ideological basis and the deep connection that exists between the Death Eaters in both organizations carries a great security risk, with an emphasis on (replacing) alleged humanitarian activities with carrying out terror attacks," said the Shin Bet.
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#1  Later on, the three concluded that it was not enough to spray slogans and decided to carry out a terrorist attack in Israel

From Anti-Juice graffiti to failed terror attacks. Clearly the Peter Principle in effect
Posted by: Frank G || 05/17/2017 8:42 Comments || Top||

#2  From Anti-Trump graffiti to failed terror attacks.

See it soon in a city near you!
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/17/2017 10:18 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
SDF and elite forces advance into several areas in countryside of Raqqa
Raqqa (IraqiNews) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, on Tuesday, that the clashes are ongoing between forces from “Euphrates Wrath” operation (Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian Elite Forces, backed by US Special Forces) and the Islamic State group, in the eastern and northwestern country sides of Raqqa.

The observatory stated that forces from the operation codenamed “Euphrates Wrath” managed to advance into the area, and recaptured two villages in the northwestern countryside of Raqqa, while clashes continue in Raqqa Samraa Village, located east of the city of Raqqa.

The clashes were accompanied by mutual shelling, while the Islamic State tried to recapture the villages it lost, the observatory added. The mutual shelling resulted in casualties among the ranks of the two sides, where at least five members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and nine members of the Islamic State were killed during the clashes.
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Car bombs kill at least six in Syrian camp near Jordan border
(IraqiNews) Two boom-mobiles killed at least six people and maimed several others in Syria’s sprawling Rukban refugee camp near the border with Jordan late on Monday, a rebel official and a resident said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
holy warrior group.

One kaboom was near a restaurant and the second targeted the camp’s market nearby, they said.

"There are at least six civilians dead and the number is expected to rise," said Mohammad Adnan, a rebel official from Jaish Ahrar al-Ashair who runs the policing of the camp.

Islamic State said in a statement on its Amaq news agency its fighters "carried out the Rukban camp attack", according to the U.S.-based SITE monitoring group. It gave no further details.

In January, a boom-mobile killed a number of people in the camp, and Islamic State hard boyz have since launched attacks on Syrian rebels in the area.

Rukban, near the joint Syria-Iraq-Jordan border, is home to refugees and also to rebel groups, including the Jaish Ahrar al-Ashair, which fight both Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Despoiler of Deraa...
and the Islamic State movement. It was also hit by kabooms last year.
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Heavy rocket shelling on eastern Ghouta, 20 casualties
Damascus (IraqiNews) Syrian regime forces shelled, on Tuesday, areas in eastern Ghouta, killing and wounding 17 persons, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The observatory said that the Syrian government forces shelled areas in Hamouriyah town, in eastern Ghouta, using three ground-to-ground missiles (GGM), killing two women and wounding 15 other persons.

Furthermore, regime forces shelled an area in the city of Saqba, injuring four citizens, while the number of deaders is expected to rise due to the severe injuries of some maimed persons.

The Syrian regime forces also shelled the outskirts of the towns of al-Muhamadiya and Bayt Nayem in eastern Ghouta, using ground to ground missiles, inflicting material damage but no casualties.
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