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Taliban rejects report on Kandahar bombing that killed UAE ambassador, diplomats
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Africa Horn
Bodies found in Benaley as battle rages on for 3rd day
[SHABELLENEWS] Residents said the dead bodies of four people have been discovered in Benaley village of Hiran region, as battle between two clan militias is raging on for the third consecutive days.

Speaking to Radio Shabelle, a resident said the bodies were discovered on a road leading to the district that has experienced heavy Inter-clan fighting in recent days.

He says it’s not clear who killed the four people, because the area remains in battle condition. But he says women and kiddies were among those killed in the conflict.

The officials of Hiran regional administration are yet to comment of the discovered bodies.

However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
the village has been beset by a deadly combat between two clan Lions of Islam fighting over the ownership of a grazing land and water wells, according to residents.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:


Eritrea occupies disputed territory after Qataris exit, Djibouti files complaint
[Iran Press TV] Djibouti has accused neighboring Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
of occupying a disputed territory along the two neighboring countries' borderline.

"Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
i peacekeepers withdrew on June 12 and 13. On the same day, there were Eritrean military movements on the mountain," Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said on Friday.

Qatari peacekeepers had been in control of the disputed mountainous border crossing between Eritrea and Djibouti.

"They [Eritreans] are now in full control of Dumeira Mountain and Dumeira Island. This is in breach of the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
Security Council resolution," he said.

The minister said Djibouti had lodged complaints with both the United Nations and the 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...
, adding that its military forces were "on alert".

On the other side of the dispute, Nasredin Ali, a front man for Eritrea's biggest gang, known as the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization, confirmed that Eritrean forces moved into the disputed region after the Qatari troops pulled out.

Qatari forces were deployed to the region after deadly festivities broke out between the Horn of Africa countries in 2008. The UN Security Council then requested both sides to withdraw from the area, before the neighbors accepted a Qatari request to mediate and deploy peacekeepers.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [630 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Jets buzz Benghazi’s Suq Al-Hout as LNA advance continues
[Libya Herald] Jets roared low across Benghazi tonight as the airforce buzzed Suq al-Hout where the Libyan National Army (LNA) continues to make slow progress in house-to-house fighting.

Such straight-and-low flying is unusual. Air attacks are normally made from a height. But tonight there were no bomb kabooms nor the sound of strafing. The high-speed passes were evidently designed to alarm and intimidate the remaining murderous Moslems trapped inside the enclave.

While there are no reports of LNA casualties today, the bodies of at least two murderous Moslems were discovered. One was identified as Ihab al-Zuway, said to be a member of Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
, the other as Salahaddin Azzouz, whose nickname was "Talha" (Big Tree).

As the LNA advances the full extent of the damage to the historic Suq al-Hout district is becoming apparent. Hardly a building is untouched and some, such as the old internal security headquarters, built by the Italians in the 1930s, are largely destroyed.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Two men arrested near Tobruk travelling in burqas
[Libya Herald] Border guards report that they have tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
two men who were seeking to travel between Ajdabiya and Tobruk disguised as women.

Both men were wearing full-covering burqas when their vehicle was stopped today by the 501 Battalion at a checkpoint 50 kms from Tobruk.

It is unclear why the men were disguising themselves and it is not yet known if they have been identified. . They are currently being questioned.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [411 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Couldn't they say that they're traveling to a female track competition?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2017 15:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Why can't the police just accept that they felt like they were women that day? Why are Muslim police officers so transphobic?

Oh wait. Is saying that Muslim police officers are transphobic being Islamophobic?

I'm so confused.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/17/2017 16:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Abdul factor in all it's purple glory.
They could have crossed as men anyhow. The stupid gay dress in the middle of a burqua fashion wave is a dead giveaway.
Posted by: Bhoot || 06/17/2017 18:06 Comments || Top||


Egyptian army kills three 'highly dangerous' militants in Sinai raid: Military spokesman
[AlAhram] The Egyptian army has killed three "highly dangerous" hard boyz during a raid in Sinai, the Egyptian military said in a statement on Friday.

The army tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
one turban and destroyed two cycle of violences at a turban hideout, according to military front man Tamer El-Refai.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [614 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Bahraini Jailed, Has Citizenship Revoked over ISIS-Linked Activity
[Asharq al-Aswat] Bahrain’s prosecution convicted on Wednesday a Bahraini suspect of involvement with the terror group ISIS, revoking his citizenship and sentencing him to 10 years in jail.

The convict was proven radicalized and having pledged to using force against the government, rabble-rousing and spreading chaos, threatening to disrupt social and civil peace.

Bahraini prosecution condemned Yusef Albinali, cousin of ISIS self-proclaimed holy man Turki Albinali, of all plaintiffs pushed against him.

Albinali’s legal representative, Abdullah Hashem, said he plans on pushing for a discrimination claim, and expects an appeal for the verdict against his client.

Advocate General and Head of the Terror Crimes Prosecution, Ahmed al-Hammadi, said that the First High Criminal Court had sentenced a suspect to 10 years in prison, revoked his citizenship and confiscated most of his possessions.

The Advocate General confirmed that the defendant was afforded full legal rights throughout the trial, adding he has the right to appeal the ruling, and may challenge the Court of Appeals’ verdict at the Court of Cassation as guaranteed by Bahraini law.

The suspect stood trial over charges of joining a terrorist group, possessing a firearm illegally for terrorist purposes and disseminating false news, al-Hammadi said.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


U.S. drone strikes al-Qaida vehicle in Yemen, kills 3
[NEWS.XINHUANET] About three gunnies of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch were killed after an unmanned U.S. plane fired a missile at a running vehicle in the southeastern province of Shabwa on Friday, a military official told Xinhua.

"The Arclight airstrike took place in Niqabah area of Shabwa province and one vehicle carrying al-Qaeda members was completely destroyed," the local military official said on condition of anonymity.

The military source said that the strike was launched on specific intelligence inputs provided by the Yemeni anti-terror unit and resulted in killing three terrorists.

He added that among those killed was the brother of Saad Bin Atef, the leader of al-Qaeda terrorist group in Shabwa province.

The mountainous areas in Shabwa and Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
provinces have been the scene of U.S. drone attacks and festivities between Yemeni security forces and gunnies of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch since the emergence of the group in the country eight years ago.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [628 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Britain
Counter terror officers to probe knifeman arrested outside Parliament after a shout of ‘knife, knife, knife’
[DailyMail]
  • The Metropolitan Police confirmed a man in his 30s had been arrested

  • No injuries have been reported following the incident, which began at 11.10am

  • The bearded man was tasered and surrounded by armed officers outside Carriage Gates

  • Police are keeping an 'open mind' over whether a knifeman was a terrorist.
Photos of the shaven-headed, bearded black man in a grey zipped hoodie, white dress shirt and black slacks can be seen at the link. Oddly, after the original report yesterday morning everyone lost interest.

Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2017 00:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Two terror suspects killed in ‘encounter’
[DAWN] Law enforcement agencies claimed to have killed two suspected Death Eaters in two targeted operations in Dera Ghazi Khan. The suspects were allegedly planning to attack Yaum-e-Ali processions and events in the city.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced that a major terrorist attack had been averted because of an intelligence-based operation launched by the Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Rangers as part of Operation Raddul Fasaad.

It said the two suspected Death Eaters were "planning a major terrorist activity" and were killed in an exchange of fire during the operation. A bomb disposal squad team was also called in to defuse grenades and explosives.

A senior police officer requesting anonymity told Dawn that the two men killed were from the Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain (TTP), and were living separately in Kot Mubarik and Saddar police precincts. He said they were planning to attack Yaum-e-Ali processions and events in the city on Sunday.

He said the Punjab Rangers and Dera Ghazi Khan police had conducted the two operations together. They had zeroed in on their hideouts and ordered them to surrender. He said the suspects had shot at the security officials who retaliated and killed the two men. He said they had also seized arms, ammunition and explosives from their hideouts.

The bodies were later taken to a morgue and in order to ascertain the identities of the two men.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Security forces foil 'major' terror bid in Dera Ghazi Khan
[DAWN] Security forces on Friday foiled a 'major' terror bid in Dera Ghazi Khan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing, said in a statement.

"Pakistain Rangers Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

conducted intelligence-based operations in Dera Ghazi Khan last night, the ISPR statement said. Two suspected bad boyz were potted during the operation.

The statement said the two suspects were "planning terrorist action during a religious activity" and were killed in an exchange of fire during the operation.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Large cache of weapons seized from North Waziristan: ISPR
[DAWN] Security forces seized a large cache of weapons during an intelligence-based operation from the villages of Sar Kunr and Manzr Khel of Datta Khel district, North Wazoo Agency on Friday, an Inter Services Press Relations (ISPR) blurb said.

The recovered arms and ammunition include 12.7mm guns, heavy machine guns, sub-machine guns and their respective ammunition boxes.

The seized weapons also included a missile launcher, pistols, "large number" of RPG ammunition of various calibres, Dragunov rifles, 107mm rockets, SBRL, and improvised bombs (IEDs) along with their detonators.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Ten people killed in India-controlled Kashmir clashes
[Iran Press TV] Separate festivities in Indian-controlled Kashmire have left at least ten people dead as tensions continue in the region.

Authorities said on Friday that the dear departed included five coppers, a soldier, two civilians and two suspected holy warriors.

In one incident, suspected bully boyz ambushed a police patrol in the town of Achhabal.

In the ambush, five coppers were killed, according to a top police officer who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity.

The officer added that in a separate incident, soldiers and special forces, who had cordoned off Arwani village on a tip off that bully boyz were hiding in it, opened fire on villagers who allegedly wanted to help the bully boyz flee.

Two civilians, including a teenage boy, and two suspected bully boyz were killed in the incident, he reported.

In a third incident, an Indian soldier was killed in cross border shooting.

Pak soldiers had allegedly fired shots at Indian posts in southern Naushera along the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmire, killing the Indian soldier, according to an Indian Army front man.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [638 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraq
Dozens of IS militants killed in airstrike by Iraqi troops in Hawija
[Iraq News] Dozens of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Lions of Islam were killed, while hideouts were destroyed in an Arclight airstrike launched against Hawija district in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
the War Media Cell reported.

"Iraqi jets launched on Thursday several Arclight airstrikes northwest of Haditha lake, destroying two hideouts and killing dozens of Lions of Islam inside," the WMC said in a statement, adding that a weapon stash was also destroyed.

The jets also "launched Arclight airstrikes in Abbassi district in Hawija, which left four hideouts destroyed and several Death Eaters, most of whom were foreigners, killed," the statement added.

Hawija, located 55 KM west of Kirkuk, has been held by IS since mid-2014.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Militant killed while planting bomb in Diyala: official
[Iraq News] A Lion of Islam was killed when a bomb he was trying to plant in a country road in Diyala went kaboom!, an official said Friday.

The "terrorist" was trying to place the bomb on the side of a country road northeast of Baqubah, said the mayor of Meqdadiya, Adnan al-Tamimi.

Reports about Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
murderous Moslems dying in kabooms while trying to emplace bombs have been recurrent since Iraqi forces launched a campaign in 2016 to retake areas controlled by the group.

Islamic State, almost losing its main holdout in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
to a security operation running since October, has been escalating attacks at other provinces where it still has a presence.

Government and tribal forces have launched occasional operations over the past few months to clear border regions between Diyala and Salahuddin, killing dozens of Lion of Islams. IS fighters have also responded with occasional attacks targeting troops, leaving several deaths.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Civilian killed, 3 wounded in bomb blast north of Baghdad
[Iraq News] A civilian was killed and three others were maimed on Friday when a kaboom rocked an area north of Baghdad, according to police sources.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that the bomb was planted on the side of a road in Shatt al-Tagi, north of the capital.

Violence and armed conflicts left 824 Iraqis dead and maimed during the month of May, according to a monthly count by the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad alone sustained 86 deaths and 226 injuries, according to UNAMI.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Troops control 30% of last IS-held district near Mosul’s Old City
[Iraq News] Iraqi government forces on Friday took control over 30 percent of the last district held by 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....
Death Eaters near western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
’s Old City, the Federal Police chief said.

Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat said his troops took over 30 percent of al-Shifa district, north of the Old City. He said Islamic State members are currently entrenching inside booby-trapped alleyways and shoots at the forces from afar, and dozens were killed as police artillery and rocket launchers continue to bombard their locations in al-Shifa and Bab al-Toub areas.

Jawdat said the forces also continued to evacuate dozens of civilians from the battlefield.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Islamic State claims responsibility for Jerusalem attack
[Jpost] Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Jerusalem terror attack that killed Border Police officer Hadas Malka on Friday in a message posted by Amaq, the the group's news agency.

This is the first time that Islamic State have claimed responsibility for carrying out an attack on Israel soil.

A message posted by the group stated that "the attack was carried out by three lions," and said that the attack "will not be the last."

Hamas praises deadly Jerusalem attack 'carried out by three martyrs'

And that's boys and girls is why I don't classify Muslims by the organizations they belong to (e.g. ISIS member vs. Baroness Warsi of UK house of lords), but by their state of animation - only one category do not support terrorism
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2017 02:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [499 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Revenge tastes best when served cold
Posted by: Elder of Zion || 06/17/2017 5:21 Comments || Top||

#2  It's not revenge when you drain a malaria swamp - it's a precaution.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2017 5:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Heh. Figured out SOA.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/17/2017 14:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Phil Sheridan, right?
Posted by: Shipman || 06/17/2017 14:44 Comments || Top||

#5  "Three lions" to kill one border police Sgt. ?
I mourn the girl, but the effectiveness rate of these 'loins' is nothing short of comforting, especially because they too died like the little shits they were.
Posted by: Bhoot || 06/17/2017 18:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Bless you, Bhoot, for that perspective. I lose track sometimes. And welcome, whether you are truly a new poster, or have simply traded in one of Fred's cute anonymities for your very own nym.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2017 23:30 Comments || Top||


ISIS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman Hadas Malka; three Palestinian attackers shot dead
[IsraelTimes] Jihadist group makes first claim of terror attack in Israel, says deadly stabbing, shooting ’will not be the last’; Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", says claim is untrue.

The attack was carried out by "two Paleostinians from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine and a third from Hamas," the Hamas spokesman said.
The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
on Friday night grabbed credit for a coordinated shooting and stabbing terror attack in Jerusalem that killed an Israeli police officer, Hadas Malka, 23, in what the jihadist group vowed would be the first of many attacks.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [411 views] Top|| File under: PFLP

#1  Big mistake, the taking of responsibility.
For every action there is a reaction, whether we publicly hear about it or not.
Posted by: Elder of Zion || 06/17/2017 5:25 Comments || Top||


IDF soldiers thwart attempted stabbing in West Bank late Friday night
[IsraelTimes] Victim fights off would-be stabber near Gush Eztion Junction until forces arrive at the scene and disarm, arrest assailant.

An Israeli civilian was lightly injured during an attempted stabbing attack near the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut early Saturday morning, the army said.

The attacker was subdued by IDF forces after he tried to stab an Israeli civilian by the Gush Eztion Junction. The victim fought off the attacker until soldiers arrived at the scene.

The suspect was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
and taken for interrogation.

The attack came hours after three Paleostinians killed Israeli police officer Hadas Malka and injured four others in a stabbing and shooting terror attack in Jerusalem.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [369 views] Top|| File under:


IDF soldiers fire warning shots at Palestinians near Gaza fence
[IsraelTimes] Earlier Friday, army arrests Paleostinians in West Bank preparing to throw stones, Molotov cocktails at settlers.

IDF soldiers fired a number of warning shots toward Paleostinians who came close to the Gazoo border fence, after they did not heed calls to turn back on Friday.

The military said it was checking Paleostinian reports claiming several Gazooks were maimed in the incident.

IDF soldiers remain deployed near the fence across from several flashpoints where Paleostinians rallied by Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", routinely protest against Israel, sometimes launching stones at the troops and otherwise trying to damage the fence.

Earlier on Friday, IDF forces placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a cell of Paleostinians who were throwing stones and Molotov cocktails in the area of Kochav Hashachar in the West Bank.

During an operation that began early Friday, soldiers arrested six suspects and confiscated two vehicles in which Molotov cocktails and rocks were found.

Also Thursday overnight, two suspects were arrested in the West Bank.

One man was arrested in El Birah, suspected of terrorist activities and violence against Israeli civilians and security forces, and one man was arrested in Hebron, on suspicion that he was a Hamas operative, the army said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [633 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Sri Lanka
Top ISIS official killed by an airstrike in Deir Ezzor province
[ALMASDARNEWS] Top-ranking official of the so-called "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
", Fawaz Joubair al-Rawi, was killed on Friday noon by an Arclight airstrike when an international coalition fighter jet targeted the car he was driving on the road between Abu Kamal (Syria) and al-Qaim (Iraq) towns.

Al-Rawi, 40 years old, was the head of IS financial department in the so-called "Wilayat al-Furat" ("Euphrates province") and also was allegedly the head of IS "ministry of finance".

He worked in Abu Kamal office being responsible for transferring money and was known under the name of "Haji Fawaz".

Al-Rawi was referred to as "the godfather" of IS financial strategy of bringing money to the self-proclaimed "caliphate" by means of illegal money transfer shops.

The U.S. government blacklisted him at the beginning of this year.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Fawaz Joubair al-Rawi, financial head, was killed Friday. The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has also been oft reported. Last week, another report. Is he dead or alive at this time?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/17/2017 9:53 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Infamous Saudi cleric escapes assassination attempt in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] Infamous Saudi holy man, ’Abdullah al-Muhaysni, was the target of another liquidation attempt in the Idlib Governorate, opposition channels claimed this afternoon.

According to local accounts, a suicide kaboom targeted Muhaysni’s personal vehicle in front of the Abi Zar Mosque following Friday’s prayers.

While Muhaysni escaped the liquidation attempt, his bodyguard was killed in the kaboom.

Friday’s liquidation attempt on Muhaysni’s life marks the second time in two weeks that he has been targeted by unknown assailants in the Idlib Governorate.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Keep trying. Win-win
Posted by: Frank G || 06/17/2017 9:30 Comments || Top||


Hundreds of Palestinian paramilitary reinforcements arrive in east Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hundreds of Paleostinian paramilitary personnel traveled from the Jaramana Refugee Camp to the Badiya al-Sham region of rural Damascus, Friday, a Syrian Army source reported.

According to the source, these reinforcements will replace some of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers that were redeployed to the eastern part of Damascus City.

Jaish al-Tahrir has fought in several battles in the past, including some offensives in northern Syria.

Since taking control of the border-crossing near the village of al-Boudah, the Syrian Armed Forces have postponed their operations in order to concentrate on the eastern countryside of Palmyra; they are expected to resume the offensive in the coming weeks.
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#1  "We need more foot-trauma surgeons. Stat!"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/17/2017 9:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Where's Pencilneck hanging out? I thought Damascus was his holy of holies.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/17/2017 12:24 Comments || Top||

#3  AlanC, it all looks just like my first 'map study' a few years ago: 1) Hold Damascus, 2) Retake Aleppo, 3) Clear Mediterranean coastal enclave next, and then 4) Sweep the rest of Syria... Assuming he doesn't run out of mercenaries first or an assassin gets lucky.
Posted by: magpie || 06/17/2017 15:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Good, more cannon fodder
Posted by: chris || 06/17/2017 21:04 Comments || Top||


Leb Army Intelligence Directorate Dismantles Two IS Cells
[AnNahar] The army's Intelligence Directorate has placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
two "security cells" belonging to the terrorist 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, media reports said on Thursday. The reports put the total number of detainees at nine.

LBCI television said "most of those arrested are Lebanese."

The arrested suspects are still being interrogated by the Intelligence Directorate, the reports added.

It was not immediately clear where and how the nine suspects were arrested. The General Directorate of General Security had recently announced the dismantling an IS cell that had been planning attacks in the country during the holy month of Ramadan.

Saqr Charges Ten Suspects with Terror Links

[AnNahar] State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged ten suspects of Lebanese, Syrian, Paleostinian and Yemeni nationalities with belonging to a terrorist organization, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.

NNA reported that the suspects, five of whom are already in detention, were charged with carrying out terrorist attacks, forming terror cells to carry out suicide kabooms in Beirut's southern suburbs and the airport road, liquidations and the possession of weapons and explosives.

The file and suspects were referred to the First Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghaida.
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Pentagon: US has ‘no information’ to support Russia reports of IS leader’s death
[IsraelTimes] Moscow says it’s verifying whether His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi among 30 killed in May 28 Arclight airstrike near Raqqa stronghold.

The Pentagon said on Friday that it had no supporting information to confirm reports from Moscow that its forces may have killed the leader 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 in an Arclight airstrike last month.

"We have no information to corroborate those reports," Pentagon front man Navy Captain Jeff Davis told Rooters on Friday, after Russia said it was verifying whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
was killed in the raid targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry said other senior group commanders may have also been killed, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels."

Asked about that claim at a news conference in Moscow, however, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said: "I don’t have a 100-percent confirmation of the information."

The Defense Ministry said the air raid on May 28 that targeted the meeting may have also killed about 30 mid-level holy warrior leaders and about 300 other fighters.

The ministry said the IS leaders were gathered to discuss the group’s withdrawal from Raqqa. It said the military began planning the hit after getting word that the group’s leadership was to meet in order to plan IS’s exit to the south.

The Russian military sent drones to monitor the area and then dispatched a group of Su-34 bombers and Su-35 fighter jets to hit the IS gathering.

"According to the information that is being verified through various channels, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also attended the meeting and was killed in the Arclight airstrike," the military said in a statement.

The Defense Ministry added that it had warned the US of the coming strike.

Syrian opposition activists reported Arclight airstrikes on May 28 south of Raqqa that killed more than a dozen people. The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria’s war, said Arclight airstrikes on the road linked the villages of Ratla and Kasrat killed 18 people while the activist-operated Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said 17 non-combatants were killed in the Arclight airstrike on buses carrying civilians. The Observatory said the dead included 10 Islamic State group members. It did not elaborate at the time.

The Russian ministry said that among other holy warrior leaders killed in the raid were IS leaders Abu al-Khadji al-Mysri, Ibrahim al-Naef al-Khadj and Suleiman al-Shauah.

Al-Baghdadi is a nom de guerre for a man identified as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai. The US is offering a $25 million reward for information leading to his death or capture.

There had been previous reports of al-Baghdadi being killed but they did not turn out to be true. The IS leader last released an audio on Nov. 3, urging his followers to keep up the fight for djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as they defend the Iraqi city against a major offensive that began weeks earlier.

As the forces of Evil take a pounding in their eroding strongholds, US officials and Syrian activists say many commanders have fled Mosul and Raqqa in recent months for Mayadeen, a remote town in the heart of Syria’s IS-controlled, Euphrates River valley near the Iraqi border.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [618 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian army retakes central gas field from IS group
[AlAhram] The Syrian army on Thursday retook a gas field in the country's centre 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....
group, a monitor said.

"Regime forces seized the Arak gas field" in the central province of Homs, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Arak, like much of the surrounding desert region of Badiya, had been in the hands of the jihadists since 2015.

The army is pressing an offensive to recapture the vast region, which stretches from central Syria to the borders with Iraq and Jordan.

The Arak gas field lies 35 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, which regime forces retook with Russian support in March after IS overran it in 2014.

The Observatory says the Syrian army now stands 25 kilometres to the south of the town of al-Sukhna, which lies even further northeast.

The recapture of al-Sukhna could allow the army to advance into the mostly IS-held province of Deir Ezzor.

On Saturday, the army said it holds more than 20 percent of the Badiya region, after reaching the Iraqi border for the first time since 2015.

The regime has lost control of many oil and gas fields since the start in 2011 of Syria's conflict, especially in the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor.

But the army has since regained some including the Jazal oil field, some 20 kilometres northwest of Palmyra.
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