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Afghan forces recapture Tora Bora in Nangarhar
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Afghanistan
Dozens killed or wounded in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters
[Reuters] Dozens of people were killed or wounded when as many as five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began around 6:30 a.m. (0200 GMT) when one bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Gardez city, capital of Paktia province, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

Four more attackers stormed the gate after the blast, with at least two quickly killed by police. The others held out against Afghan special forces that had responded to the attack, he said.

Danish put the toll at two police killed and five wounded.

However, doctors at the city hospital said they had received the bodies of at least five police, as well as at least 30 wounded people, including 20 civilians.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, with spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid reporting more than 100 police were killed and wounded. The Islamist group often exaggerates casualty numbers in attacks against government targets and security forces.

Insurgent groups like the Taliban and Islamic State have launched a string of attacks across Afghanistan in recent weeks.
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Afghan forces recapture Tora Bora in Nangarhar
[Iran Press TV] Afghan forces have managed to retake Tora Bora from the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group, two days after the Lions of Islam seized the key mountainous region along the border with Pakistain.

Acting Afghan Defense Minister General Tariq Shah Bahrami said on Saturday that the Afghan military had recaptured the area in the eastern province of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
after fierce festivities with ISIS in cave and tunnel complexes.

The hard boyz had taken control of Tora Bora on Thursday, after days of fighting with rival Talibs. The area has been a major stronghold of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and has been used by Lions of Islam to transfer weapons and arms across the border with Pakistain.

Bahrami said during the army operation to retake Tora Bora some 22 ISIS Lions of Islam were killed, adding that 10 others were also maimed in the clearance mission. He would not elaborate on potential military casualties.

ISIS, a group mainly based in Iraq and Syria, has gained a foothold in eastern Afghan territories mainly due to a lack of security and growing infighting between Taliban factions. The group has sought to establish a branch under the title of Khorasan province in the Afghan territories. It has carried out several high-profile attacks on civilians and security forces, including a recent bombing in the diplomatic zone of the Afghan capital, Kabul, which killed more than 150 people.

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ISIS media official killed in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan: Gen. Nicholson
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The media official of the ISIS Khurasan, the offshoot of the ISIS in Afghanistan, was killed in an Arclight airstrike in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan earlier this month, the commander of the US forces and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-led Resolute Support Mission, General John Nicholson has said.

According to a statement by U.S. Forces-Afghanistan "U.S. Forces-Afghanistan has confirmed the death of the ISIS-K senior director of media production, Jawad Khan. Khan was killed in an Arclight airstrike in Achin, Nangarhar Province on June 3, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan this year."

"His death will disrupt the ISIS-K network, degrade their recruitment process and hinder their attempts to conduct International operations," said Gen. John Nicholson, commander, US Forces-Afghanistan. "There is no safe haven for ISIS-K in Afghanistan. With our Afghan partners we will continue to aggressively target ISIS-K and defeat them."

The statement further added that Khan served as the senior ISIS commander in the Khorasan branch of the group. The removal of Khan will deprive the group of an experienced media production director and skilled propagandist. This strike also destroyed a major ISIS-K media production hub and disrupts their connections to ISIS main in Syria.

In the past 10 months, Afghan and U.S. counter-terrorism forces have eliminated several key ISIS-leaders including the ISIS-K Emir, Hafiz Sayed and his successor, Abdul Hasib, the statement said, adding that "There were no civilian casualties associated with this strike. U.S. and Afghan forces take every precaution to avoid civilian casualties with every operation, and will not relent in the pursuit of Lions of Islam who seek to harm the innocent citizens of Afghanistan."

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Explosion leaves 4 civilian workers dead in Laghman province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four non-combatants were killed in an kaboom 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 in the early hours of Friday morning.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place in the vicinity of Alingar district after a vehicle carrying civilian workers struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the incident took place around 5:30 am local time.

The statement further added that the civilians were on their way to a construction site when their vehicle struck an IED planted by the snuffies on a roadside.

No group including the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
turbans has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

The Taliban turbans frequently use IEDs as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government officials but in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted.

The United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UANAMA) released its latest civilian casualties earlier in April, covering a period of three months since the start of 2017.

According to the report, the Anti-Government Elements caused 62 per cent of civilian casualties ‐ 1,353 civilian casualties (447 dead and 906 injured), reflecting a five per cent increase compared to the same period in 2016.

The UN mission also added it recorded a 12 per cent increase in civilian casualties caused by pressure-plate improvised bombs ‐ 218 civilian casualties (86 dead and 132 injured).

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20 militants killed in Afghan and US forces airstrikes in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twenty bandidos myrmidons were killed during the Arclight airstrikes conducted by the Afghan and US forces in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan, the local officials said late Friday.

The Arclight airstrikes were carried out late on Thursday in the vicinity of Marjah district of the Helmand, the officials added.

According to the officials, the Arclight airstrikes were carried out on Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s hideouts in Wakil Wazir roundabout.

In the meantime, the provincial government in a statement said additional forces have been deployed to Marjah district in a bid to further step up counter-terrorism operations against the holy warrior groups.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces have also received enough logistics support so that they can take their fight against the bandidos myrmidons forward.

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ISIL’s major plan to establish Khurasan province foiled by Afghan forces: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A major plan 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 the Levant (ISIS) to establish the Khurasan province in Afghanistan has been foiled by the Afghan cops, the acting Minister of Defense Tariq Shah Bahrami said.

Speaking during a presser, Bahrami said the ISIS terrorist group was attempting to establish the Khurasan province under its so called caliphate in Kot and Achin district of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
he said the Afghan forces managed to foil the plans of the terror group by taking immediate steps and launching counter-terrorism operations that inflicted heavy casualties to the fighters of the terror group.

Bahrami further added that the Afghan cops have launched 12 large operations so far and dozens of medium and large operations while hundreds of Arclight airstrikes have been conducted on the hideouts of the terror group.

According to the acting minister of defense, at least 2,500 gunnies of the terrorist group have been killed during the operations until now and around 800 others have sustained injuries.

He also added that the loyalists of the terror group were also hit during the operations in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Farah, Zabul, and Uruzgan provinces.

In the meantime, he said the fighters of the group are only having sporadic and small operations in the named places but do not have the capability to launch large scale attacks.
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NATO confirms no fatalities in North of Afghanistan insider attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan confirmed no fatalities in the insider attack involving an Afghan soldier in northern Afghanistan.

The alliance in a statement said "We are aware of an incident that occurred at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-e-Sharif at approximately 2 pm local time."

The statement further added "At this time we can confirm there are no US or NATO Resolute Support fatalities. U.S. soldiers have been wound. One Afghan soldier was killed and one ws maimed in the incident."

"The incident is currently under investigation," the statement said, adding that "More information will be provided as it becomes available."

Earlier reports indicated an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier opened fire on the foreign troops in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan as there are fears that some foreign troops were killed or maimed in the attack.

An informed source said the incident took place this afternoon in the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army after a soldier opened fire on the American troops during a military exercise.

Unconfirmed reports earlier indicated at least four US soldiers were killed and as many were maimed in the attack.

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#1  Not fatal, huh? Shitty way to get your medical retirement though.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 06/18/2017 7:04 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Al shabaab militants raid large KDF base in Somalia
[SHABELLENEWS] Heavily armed Al shabaab fighters were reported to have launched an overnight daring raid against a KDF military camp near Bardere town in Gedo region, residents confirmed.

The attack began in the evening, as residents break their Ramadan fast and continued until midnight, according to a villager, speaking to Radio Shabelle on condition of anonymity.

Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
holy warriors encountered a stiff resistance from Kenyan troops and were driven back from the base during the a heavy shootout, last inflicted losses on both sides.

However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
the exact number of casualties remain unclear. AMISOM is yet to release its own statement concerning the Al shabaab attack on KDF base on the outskirts of Bardere district.
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Four killed, 11 wounded in Mandera after IED Blast
[SHABELLENEWS] Four people, including a chief, died and 11 were maimed yesterday when a passenger vehicle they were in ran over an improvised bomb (IED) at Sheikh Barrow on the Lafey-Elwak road, Mandera County.

Unconfirmed reports last evening indicated the number of the dead could have risen to eight.

Police said the dead were part of 15 passengers traveling in a Land Cruiser vehicle. They said those injured were rushed to Lafey Sub-county Hospital.

The IED is suspected to have been planted by Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
bandidos forces of Evil from Somalia.

North Eastern Regional Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the 11 suffered multiple injuries.

"The four-wheel-drive vehicle was using a condemned road when it ran over an IED. We had discouraged vehicles from using the route because it is close to the border and is very dangerous. No arrest has been made so far," said Saleh.

IEDs are the leading cause of death of soldiers and police forces deployed to fight snuffies and bad boy groups in North Eastern and Coast regions. On May 31, 10 coppers were killed when an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) they were in struck an IED in Lamu.

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Gov’t troops intervene in Inter-clan fighting in Hiran
[SHABELLENEWS] An official says Somali government forces have intervened, and managed to stop a deadly battle between two clan militias in Danyale area, located in the outskirts of Mahas district.

In an interview with Radio Shabelle, Mahas district commissioner Mumin Mohammed Halane said, the SNA forces halted the inter-clan hostilities, and brought the situation under control.

Dozens of people, including civilians have been killed in days-long festivities in remote areas between Mahas and Mataban towns. The conflict sent hundreds of people fleeing to safety.

The two clan forces of Evil have fighting for control of grazing lands in the rural areas on the border between Hiiraan and Galgaduud regions in central Somalia over the past few days.

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#1  Sounds like culturally relative multiculturally authentic traditional cultural practices to me. The government interferes because it's absorbed evil western oppressive imperialist capitalist ways of oppressing multiculturally authentic traditional peoples.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 06/18/2017 7:01 Comments || Top||


Huge Roadside bomb hits army convoy near Jowhar
[SHABELLENEWS] A remote-controlled land mine kaboom struck a military convoy carrying Somali government forces in the outskirts of Jowhar town, 90Km north of the capital Mogadishu.

Confirming the incident, Balcad district commissioner Osman Mohammed Mohamud "Hadoole" said one of the vehicles in the convoy ran over the roadside kaboom, and caused no casualties.

The soldiers tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
several people in connection with the IED attack that took place in a remote area located between Balcad and Jowhar towns in Middle Shabelle region.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack, but, Al shabaab often carried out such ambushes on Somali and AU forces in the region, and elsewhere in the horn of Africa nation.
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Africa North
Car with five migrants hidden inside smashed its way through border post between Morocco and Spanish territory in desperate bid to enter Europe
[DailyMail] Police officers had to leap out of the way to avoid being run over by a car full of desperate migrants colonists hoping to reach Europe when the vehicle sped through border control to enter a Spanish territory from Morocco. Five migrants colonists were caught after hiding inside the car which careered through a border post between Morocco and the Spanish city of Melilla in the second botched smuggling in the area in two days. The migrants colonists had hidden in the boot (left), under a false bottom in the rear seats (right), and even inside the dashboard of the vehicle.
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31 sentenced to death in Hisham Barakat's killing
[Al Jazeera] A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 31 people to death for their alleged part in the June 2015 liquidation of the country's top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat.

The ruling on Saturday, issued by judge Hassan Farid, referred the case to the country's top theologian to get his non-binding opinion on the death sentences, a formality followed by courts in the case of capital punishment.

Delivering the verdict, Farid called Barakat's liquidation a "heinous and cowardly conspiracy".

"They shed the blood of a Moslem while he was fasting in Ramadan," Farid said, referring to the Moslem holy month that fell in July in 2015.

"And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell," the judge added, quoting a verse from Islam's holy book, the Koran.

Barakat was appointed prosecutor-general by Egypt's then interim President Adly Mansour in July 2013, shortly after the military ousted the country's first freely-elected president, Mohammed Morsi.

He oversaw the acquittal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
He was killed by a boom-mobile near his house in Cairo on June 29, 2015, and is the most senior government official killed by gangs since Morsi's overthrow.
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Soldiers killed in attack on Mali military camp
[Al Jazeera] At least five soldiers have been killed after an attack on an army post in northern Mali, according to the country's military.

Eight others were also maimed in the attack in Bintagoungou early on Saturday, Colonel Diarran Kone, front man for the Malian army, told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named news agency.

An army statement said nine vehicles were destroyed in the attack, which took place around 80km from the historic city of Timbuktu.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

"All the camp's military material was ransacked," a local official told the AFP news agency.

A resident had earlier said that there were "no Malian soldiers to be seen - the camp has been laid waste. The jihadists left with military hostages."

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Islamist militants kill two, kidnap others in Mali army camp attack
[AlAhram] Two soldiers were killed and others kidnapped Saturday after jihadists attacked a military base in northern Mali, a local official and a resident told AFP.

"Around five o'clock, the jihadists attacked the military camp at Bintagoungou," some 80 kilometres (50 miles) from Timbuktu, the official said.

"At least two soldiers were killed and many others were kidnapped. All the camp's military material was ransacked," he added.

A resident added that "there are no Malian soldiers to be seen -- the camp has been laid waste. The jihadists left with military hostages."

An army source confirmed the attack to AFP without giving any details.

Northern Mali continues to fall prey to jihadist attacks with four people having died in an assault on UN peacekeepers near their base in Kidal earlier this month.

The Group to Support Islam and Moslems, also known as Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Moslemeen in Arabic, a fusion of three jihadist groups with previous al-Qaeda links formed in March, claimed that attack.

Led by the Malian jihadist Iyad Ag Ghaly, a former leader of the Ansar Dine
...a mainly Tuareg group that controlled areas of Mali's northern desert together with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and MUJAO in early 2012...
Islamists, the group has claimed multiple attacks on domestic and foreign forces since its formation, notably the 12,000-member MINUSMA UN force.

MINUSMA began operations in 2013, providing security to and assisting Malian troops in a region which fell to jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda in March 2012.

Although a French-led military intervention the following year drove the groups out of key towns, they have since spread further south in the troubled West African nation.

The unrest has continued despite a 2015 peace deal between the government and Tuareg-led rebels offering partial autonomy to the north.
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Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs

Thousands protest for more refugees in Madrid
17 June
[DW] For the second time in a matter of months, thousands of Spaniards have demanded their government do its part for refugees. Spain has resettled fewer than ten percent of the refugees it promised to take in by September. Despite agreeing to accept more than 17,000 asylum seekers, so far Spain has only resettled about 1,300. The demonstration was organized by Amnesty International alongside several other NGOs just a few days ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday.
But perhaps the recent attacks in England have changed some minds:
In February, more than 150,000 people marched in Barcelona to demand resettlement be implemented faster.

Last week, the EU said it was pursuing legal action against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for refusing to accept more refugees.

Anti-migrant 'Identitarians,' counter-protesters march in Berlin
17 June
[DW] Hundreds of members of the self-proclaimed "Identitarian Movement" have marched through the streets of Berlin. They were met by several hundred counter-demonstrators left over from an estimated 4,000 who earlier disputed the group's anti-migrant stance.

Romania detains 32 Iraqi migrants hiding in furniture truck
17 June
[AlAhram] Romanian border police have detained 32 Iraqis hidden in a truck transporting furniture who told authorities they were trying to reach a country in Europe's visa-free Schengen travel zone. Police stopped the truck at the Romanian-Hungarian border Saturday and the Romanian truck driver told authorities he was headed to Italy. Police checked the vehicle and found 11 men, six women and 15 teens hidden among the furniture, all asylum-seekers in Romania.

The driver said he did not know about the migrants.

France plans to make 11 vaccinations compulsory for children
16 June
[TheLocal.fr.] Currently only three child vaccinations are obligatory by law in France: diphtheria, tetanus and polio. But new health minister Agnes Buzyn wants to extend the number of mandatory vaccinations to 11 to include immunisations against conditions such as measles, hepatitis B, meningitis C, rubella, mumps and whooping cough, adding that measles is coming back.

Asylum seekers who suffer hate crimes to get residency in Berlin
16 June
[DW] Rejected asylum seekers in Berlin will get residency if they can prove they are victims of right-wing hate crime, the city-state's interior minister has said. But the federal government says the offer could be "abused".

Burqas, niqabs are banned at Germany’s first liberal mosque
15 June
[IsraelTimes] Sunnis and Shiites, gays and straights, all welcome at new Berlin prayer center, says female founder, who will preach at Friday’s opening

From Breitbart - Europe migrant crisis:
Swedish Police Attacked By 100 Masked Migrant Youths
17 June
Swedish police in the city of Trollhattan were attacked by up to a hundred masked migrant youths armed with sticks and bats during a riot in the Kronogården suburb on Thursday. The masked migrant youths attacked the officers during the second

Media Claim That Deported Afghan Was Killed In Terror Attack Was Fake News
16 June
Swedish media and the NGO Human Rights Watch claimed that an Afghan asylum seeker deported from Sweden had been a victim of a terror attack in Kabul until evidence later showed he wasn’t among the victims. The Afghan capital of

More ‘Asylum Seekers’ Going Back To Native Countries for ‘Holidays’
16 June
Despite claiming to be persecuted in their home countries, more asylum seekers living in Germany are travelling back to their homelands for “holidays.” The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) claim that there have been even more cases

Spanish NGO Brings 420 Migrants to Europe from Libyan Coast
16 June
A Spanish aid organization has rescued 420 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in packed smugglers’ boats from Libya.

From Breitbart - Jihad:
Marine Le Pen, Bars, Polling Stations Were Targets Of Foiled French Terror Attack
17 June
[Breitbart] During the first round of the French presidential election in April, police in Marseilles foiled a terror attack aimed at disrupting the election.

New reports show Islamists were targeting anti-mass migration Front National leader Marine Le Pen and polling stations themselves L’Express reports. The report backs up statements shortly after the men were arrested from the Front National who said they believed the terror attack was directed at Le Pen.

Along with their attack on Le Pen the two men, identified as 23-year-old Clément Baur, 23, and Mahiedine Merabet, 29, also planned to attack polling stations on the first round election day. Bars said to be frequented by Americans, Israelis, and Russians were also targets according to the source.

The two men are said to have met at Sequedin prison where they were both radicalised. French prisons have become centres for Islamic radicalisation and many involved in terror attacks in France have been petty criminals who have become radicalised while serving a prison sentence.

An estimated 60 per cent of the French prison population are Muslims and radical Salafist preachers have become prominent in certain prisons.

Europe’s Jihad Epidemic: Stats Show Arrests Increasing, Prison Sentences Falling
16 June
The latest EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) reveals the number of jihadist terrorists being arrested “sharply increased” in 2016 – but their prison terms are only getting shorter. Prepared by Europol, the bloc’s supra-national law enforcement agency, the report

Swedish Islamophobia Expert Who Joined ISIS Now Calling For Attacks In Sweden
16 June
Swedish former “Islamophobia” expert Michael Skråmos, who joined the Islamic State and travelled to Syria, has now called for Islamists to attack targets in Sweden. Michael Skråmos, an Islamic convert, is one of the many Swedish residents who has travelled
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#1  But perhaps the recent attacks in England have changed some minds

Note to self - be more careful with coffee.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 2:26 Comments || Top||

#2  She didn't say which way.
Posted by: Matt || 06/18/2017 13:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Do lions sin sin una uña,
Or will they still kill your petunia?
The Dons of Lepanto?
Gone, to the Levant.
Homenaje? "Well, bye, Catalunya."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/18/2017 14:42 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Six found guilty of involvement in Mumbai blasts of 1993
[DAWN] MUMBAI: An Indian court on Friday found six men guilty of involvement in a series of blasts in Mumbai in 1993 that killed 257 people and maimed 800, the latest in convictions related to India’s most deadly bombings.

The special antiterrorism court said the six had transported weapons and planted bombs, which targeted landmark buildings in the financial hub, including the main stock exchange.

A seventh man was acquitted on lack of evidence.

Investigators had said the bombs were ordered by India’s most-wanted man, Dawood Ibrahim, to avenge the demolition of the historic Babri mosque in north India by Hindu hardliners in 1992, during a period of religious conflict.

All of the seven men are Moslem and were jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
between 2003 and 2010.

Arguments to decide on the sentences would begin on Monday, said Deepak Salvi, special prosecutor for the Central Bureau of Investigation, India’s federal police, who said he would seek the maximum penalties available for each of the convicted men.

The maximum penalty is death.

"It’s a victory for the CBI, Mumbai police and the people of India who trust in justice," Salvi said.

The six convicted men were Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan, Taher Merchant, Riyaz Siddiqui and Karimullah Khan. Lawyers for the men were not immediately reachable.

Legal proceedings against those accused of being involved in the bombings have resulted in more than 100 convictions, most of which are still winding their way through the legal system because of appeals and commutations of sentences.

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Riot breaks out as army raids West Bank homes of Jerusalem terrorists
[IsraelTimes] Trio said to have been planning attack that killed Border Police officer Hadas Malka for months; troops prepare houses for demolition.

Israeli security forces were out in force Saturday in the West Bank village of Deir Abu-Mashal, near Ramallah, home of the three turbans who carried out the stabbing and shooting attacks near Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday.

Officials said army troops temporarily sealed off the village, then raided the men’s homes, where they searched for weaponry, confiscated various documents and questioned family members over the attack.

Soldiers also mapped the homes of the three men in preparation for the likely demolition of the houses, a common Israeli response to attacks.

One person was locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
on suspicion of involvement with the attack.

The army said a riot broke out as forces conducted their operations, with around 200 Paleostinians hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at soldiers and burning tires as they attempted to block entrances to the village.

The IDF said soldiers responded with mainly non-lethal weapons, and in several specific cases used live fire at the lower bodies of key instigators.

No soldiers were maimed during the violent demonstrations.

The three who carried out the terror attack had apparently been planning it for at least two months, Army Radio reported Saturday.

According to the report, one of the killers, Asama Ahmed Atta, 19, posted a tweet on April 13 in which he said: "We are all temporary. The world is not ours. We just walk in it and leave everything behind. God, assign our lives some good for which we shall meet you."

The other two attackers, Adel Ankush, 18, Bra’a Salah, 19, responded with "Amen" and "God, Amen," the radio said, adding that the post seems to indicate their desire to die in an attack.

The Shin Bet said all three had in the past been arrested for or involved in "popular terror activity."

The military said the operations in Deir Abu-Mashal were not intended as collective punishment, and were carried out for operational and security reasons.

Officials noted that attacks originating from a certain village have often been followed by another attack from that same village, in Dire Revenge for the killing of the assailants. The army’s actions were intended to stave off such an eventuality, they said.

A Facebook page run by members of the village posted a photo of the three assailants on Friday night, praising them: "Glory and immortality to our righteous deaders." It also carried various messages of support which page administrators claimed came from nearby villages.

"The payments made by the Paleostinian Authority to turbans and their families encourage heinous attacks like we saw today," Dannon said of the attack, in which Border Police officer Hadas Malka was killed and four others injured. "I call on the Security Council to condemn this terror attack immediately."
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#1  Righteous Deaders

You know TWMAPGNFAB
Posted by: Shipman || 06/18/2017 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  A Facebook page run by members of the village posted a photo of the three assailants on Friday night, praising them: "Glory and immortality to our righteous deaders."

Sounds like a good place for a paved parking lot
Posted by: Frank G || 06/18/2017 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  "Imam, what's authentically human
In Islam?" "O slow catechumen,
For most, reproduction,
But you? Try destruction,
Say, three on one killing a woman."

Shipman, that cost me, like, five minutes of concentrated mental effort (for which I will not soon forgive you). Only hit: Rantburg, 2007. Couple more minutes till I got it from context... and it turns out to be a local acro-macro. Send my amyloid plaque to...
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/18/2017 15:47 Comments || Top||

#4  You did not include the link, Zenobia F, so I was forced to look it up. It's here. But how you got any meaning from that context is beyond me.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/18/2017 18:36 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Philippine troops pound Maute remnants
[AFP] The Philippine military pounded Islamist rebels holding parts of southern Marawi city with air strikes and artillery on Saturday as more soldiers were deployed and the death toll rose to more than 300 after nearly a month of fighting. MG520 attack helicopters and FA50 fighter jets were used in the raids, while sustained bursts of automatic gunfire could be heard in the distance, indicating the intensity of the fighting.

President Rodrigo Duterte, appearing in public for the first time in nearly a week, said the presence of foreign fighters among the rebels in Marawi have made the fighting more difficult. He said, "You have a conglomeration there of ISIS fighters from Syria, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lankan and Arabs. We have to use the air assets because we are up against fighters from the Middle East and they have learned the art of brutal killing—they will burn you, behead you."

Also on Saturday, 400 fresh troops were airlifted to Marawi from the central Philippines.

Military spokesman Jo-ar Herrera said, "Our forces are moving towards the heart of the enemy. It's the center of gravity. This is where the location of their command and control, the leadership of the enemy."

Ground commanders estimate more than 100 rebels are still holding out in at least four villages in Marawi, military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said in Manila. But he said the figures were based on estimates a few days ago "so this number could have dropped significantly."

Earlier, Brig. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, martial law spokesman for Eastern Mindanao, said boats sailing in the Davao Gulf were being profiled and registered to prevent terrorists from entering the area. This came after reports that some members of the Maute group have begun fleeing to Eastern Mindanao.

Security forces were also mobilized to prevent any spillover from Marawi City and protect Eastern Mindanao from terrorists.
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#1  Hope they're blockading fleeing boats
Posted by: Frank G || 06/18/2017 9:23 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria army declares 48-hour truce in Daraa
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syria’s army on Saturday declared a 48-hour ceasefire in the southern city of Daraa, bringing a cautious calm after days of heavy fighting.

In a statement, the army’s general command said the truce went into effect at noon local time "in support of local reconciliation efforts."

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based monitor of the war, reported a cautious calm in the hours after the truce was announced.

Daraa is among the areas included in a plan for "de-escalation zones" agreed by regime backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
earlier this year.

But recent weeks have seen heavy festivities in Daraa city and the surrounding area, with civilians among those caught in fighting and bombardment.

Rebels control around 60 percent of Daraa city, and the province as a whole is one of the last remaining bastions of opposition forces in the country.

In Washington, the US State Department said "we welcome any initiative to reduce tensions and violence in southern Syria."

It urged Damascus "to live up to its own stated committment during this ceasefire initiative".

"The opposition should similarly halt attacks to allow the ceasefire to endure, and hopefully be extended," the statement added.

There was no immediate official confirmation that the opposition agreed to the truce but the quiet in the aftermath of the army announcement suggested hostilities had halted on both sides.

Syria’s government has pursued a series of so-called "national reconciliation" agreements with rebels in different parts of the country, including recently near the capital.

Under the deals, rebels who surrender are generally offered safe passage to opposition-held territory elsewhere in the country.

The opposition criticizes the deals as a "starve or surrender" tactic, saying they are forced into the agreements after heavy regime bombardment or siege.

But the government has touted the deals as the best way to end the six-year war, which has killed more than 320,000 people since it began in March 2011.

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