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ISIS Lord High Holy Man, al-Baghdadi confidant, killed by US-led coalition forces
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Explosion in Jalalabad city leaves a judge dead, 3 civilians wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An kaboom took place in Jalalabad city, the bustling 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 earlier today, leaving at least four people dead or maimed.

The provincial government in a statement said the incident took place in the vicinity of the 4th police district of the city after a magnetic bomb planted in the vehicle of a judge went off.

The statement further added that the judge serving with the preliminary court of the anti-corruption Sher Rahman was killed in the kaboom and three others were maimed.

At least two of his brothers and another civilian passing from the area in Shesham Bagh were maimed in the kaboom, the statement said, adding that Mr. Rahman was initially maimed in the kaboom and departed this vale of tears after he was shifted to hospital for the treatment.

The provincial hospital officials are saying that the health condition of Rahman’s brothers and the civilian is satisfactory.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

Taliban’s suicide bombings organizer arrested in Sar-e-Pul: officials
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group member who was trained for the suicide kabooms was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
by the security forces in northern Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
province of Afghanistan, the local officials said Monday.

The detained Taliban group has been identified as Ahmad Khurshid who is a fresh graduate of a training center where hard boyz are trained for the suicide attacks and bombings.

The provincial government media office in a statement said Khurshid had recently graduated from the training camp located in Suzma Qala district and was sent to Sancharak district for the attacks.

The statement further added that Khurshid was arrested on Sunday night while supervising a coordinated attack on security posts and other government compounds.

At least one Taliban Death Eater was also killed during the festivities and four others were maimed, the statement added.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Eight dead as gunmen ambush convoy near largest US base in Afghanistan
[DAWN] Afghan Taliban
...Arabic for students...
gunnies have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country.

The guards were ambushed near Bagram base north of Kabul as they were driving home in a convoy late Monday, said district governor Abdul Shakoor Quddusi.

"They were all local residents serving as guards at Bagram," he said, adding that two other guards were maimed.

The Afghan Taliban grabbed credit for the attack, which came as the turbans intensify their nationwide spring offensive against Western and government targets.

Washington is soon expected to announce an increase in the US military deployment to bolster Afghan forces, who are struggling to contain the insurgency. American military commanders in Afghanistan have requested thousands of extra boots on the ground.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Host nation US Base guards was a financial concession made to former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and his warlord pals. I don't know why we are still using them.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/21/2017 4:19 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't know why we are still using them.

With finite time and nearly infinite problems to fix, the chief executive and his appointed seniors necessarily prioritize attention. No doubt this item has now moved up the list, Besoeker.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 12:32 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
15 killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Somali government building
[NEWS.XINHUANET] At least 15 people were killed and scores of others injured in a bomb kaboom that hit the Wadajir district headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday.

Internal Security Ministry front man Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud said a vehicle loaded with explosives went kaboom! inside the headquarters and also destroyed houses nearby.

"There are heavy casualties and the corpse count could rise," Mohamud told journalists in Mogadishu.

Among the injured is Wadajir district commissioner who was inside the building at the time of the attack. Ambulances rushed to the scene and carried away the maimed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

An eye witness Guled Isse told Xinhua he saw bodies strewn on the floor minutes after the kaboom.

Terror group al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
has grabbed credit for the attack, which happened barely a week after another deadly attack at a restaurant in Mogadishu claimed 29 lives.

Most of the casualties were reported to be civilians who were near the scene at time of the boom-mobile kaboom.

Local residents said the blast has destroyed the compound and sent a tick plume of black smoke into the sky.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Three suspected Hasm militants killed in shootout with police in Alexandria: Interior ministry
[AlAhram] Egypt’s Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday that police potted three snuffies suspected of being members of the krazed killer group Hasm after they shot at security forces who were trying to apprehend them in Alexandria.

The location of the suspected snuffies was determined using information obtained by the National Security Agency, according to the statement published by the interior ministry.

The ministry stated that weapons and ammunition were found in the possession of the krazed killers.

On Sunday, Hasm grabbed credit for an attack on a police checkpoint, which killed one policeman and injured four others earlier that day in Maadi, Cairo.

Hasm, which is designated as a terrorist organization, has grabbed credit for a number of attacks against Egyptian security personnel, mostly at security checkpoints.

Egyptian security forces have placed in durance vile
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
dozens of suspected Hasm members in the past few months.

According to interior ministry officials, the group is linked to the banned-Moslem Brüderbund organization.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 00:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt's police repel major militant attack in North Sinai, fending off gunfire, car bomb
[AlAhram] Air Force targets meeting of Ansar Beit El-Maqdis leaders in Sinai

Egyptian police in the city of Arish, capital of North Sinai, fought off a major terrorist attack on a security checkpoint on Monday, the interior ministry said.

Militants shot up security personnel at a checkpoint on the International Road, meanwhile deploying a car loaded with explosives. However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
the police were able to win the firefight and prevent the car from reaching its target.

"Security forces repelled the attack and destroyed the trapped vehicle before it reached the checkpoint," an interior ministry statement said.

Egypt's military front man also reported on anti-terrorist actions elsewhere in the Sinai Peninsula.

The Egyptian Air Force targeted a "terrorist assemblage" for leaders of Ansar Bait El-Maqdis, the ISIS offshoot, in North Sinai on Tuesday.

Reporting on another operation, the military front man said that security forces units have incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
several "extremely dangerous takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
terrorists" in Central Sinai.
Ynet quantifies:
Egyptian jets bombed a gathering site of Sinai-based Islamist militants, killing 12 and destroying several four-wheel-drive vehicles, the military said on Tuesday.

The air strikes "resulted in the killing of 12 highly dangerous ... leaders of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis", the military said in a statement. It did not say when the aerial bombing took place.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

Africa Subsaharan
'Dozens killed' in CAR's Bria despite ceasefire dead
[Al Jazeera] Around 50 people have been killed in Bria, the Central African Republic, when festivities broke out between rival armed factions despite the signing a day earlier of a truce deal, the mayor of the town has said.

Bodies lay in the streets of Bria, around 580km northeast of the capital, Bangui, and dozens more people were treated for shotgun wounds after fighting erupted out at dawn on Tuesday.

"I can say there are around 50 dead. There are 42 bodies that were taken to the hospital. There are also bodies in the neighbourhoods that have not been picked up yet," Maurice Belikoussou, Bria mayor, told the Rooters news agency.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Seleka

#1  24 hours...a new record
Posted by: Frank G || 06/21/2017 7:22 Comments || Top||

Champs-Elysees attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun license
[IsraelTimes] Police say Adam Djaziri, 31, had no criminal record; several trips to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey caught attention of authorities.

Questions arose Tuesday over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a car laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Gay Paree’s Champs-Elysees was able to hold a firearms licence.

Adam Djaziri, a 31-year-old who had been on a watch list for radical Islamists since 2015, was killed on Monday afternoon as his car smashed into the van on the French capital’s most famous avenue. Two handguns and a Kalashnikov-style assault rifle were found in the car, while a weapons stash was found at the home of the assailant, who died in the incident.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [362 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Suicide bomber 'shouting Allahu Akhbar' and wearing an explosive vest blows himself up at Brussels central station
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] A jacket wallah who allegedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and triggered an explosive vest at Brussels Central Station has been bumped off and killed by soldiers.

Shots rang out soon after 9pm as police and soldiers moved in 'to neutralise a suspect who was threatening civilians,' said an investigating source.

The suspect was said to be wearing a rucksack packed with explosives around Belgium's busiest railway station and reportedly tried to blow up a trolley or a suitcase, local media reported.

Tourists were among those who fled in panic, and within a few minutes nearby shops and restaurants were shutting down.

The Grand Place, the city's most popular tourist spot, was completely evacuated because of fears that the man might not be acting alone.
More information this morning,including a partial name. Update from the same article, including a photo of the miscreant, as of 8:30 a.m. EDT:
An attacker who detonated a nail bomb he was carrying in a suitcase at Brussels Central Station has been identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan national from the jihadi ghetto of Molenbeek.
Known only as Oussama Z, officials have said he was not on their radar for links to terrorism, though some local media said he was well-known for being as serial sex offender and others said he was embroiled in drug crime.

He is the latest in the long line of Death Eater to have come from the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek, branded as the 'jihadist capital of Europe' which harboured Salah Adbeslam, who is in prison for the Gay Paree attacks in 2015.

Attempted jacket wallah Oussama Z entered the station at 8.39pm and twice approached a group of 10 passengers and on the second time stood in the middle of them, screamed, and tried to blow himself up.

It appears he botched his attack as the suitcase, which contained nails and gas canisters, only partially went kaboom! before catching fire which later caused a bigger blast.

When he realised his bomb had failed, he ran down the platform towards the station manager before returning to the scene of the blast shouting 'holy shit! Allahu akbar' at a soldier, who shot him dead.

It comes as police raided a home in Molenbeek and locked down an area of Antwerp less than 30 miles away amid an ongoing incident.
Update at 12:45 from the same article: his full name is Oussama Zariouh. I think it's time to make being Muslim and a criminal a deportable situation. The science is settled.
Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  and triggered an explosive vest at Brussels Central Station has been bumped off and killed by soldiers.

Um, triggering an explosive vest usually makes being "killed by soldiers" more than a trifle redundant, no?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/21/2017 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Good point, AlanC. Thank goodness turns out to have been a suitcase instead, according to the update I just added above.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 8:28 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Stabbing at Flint MI airport investigated as 'possible terrorist attack'

The FBI is investigating a stabbing at Bishop International Airport as a "possible terrorist attack."

The incident left one law enforcement officer in critical condition. He has since been downgraded to stable condition.

It happened Wednesday, June 21 about 9:45 a.m. on the second floor of the airport's main terminal.

The suspect has been taken into custody. FBI officials said the suspect possibly came to the United States from Canada and speaks Arabic. The FBI is now investigating the case as a "possible terrorist attack," according to officials.

NBC News added: "The attacker allegedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" before stabbing the officer"
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 06/21/2017 13:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [556 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Migrated from Canada, speaks Arabic, screamed Allahu Akbar...... potential terrorist? But how can we be sure ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/21/2017 13:57 Comments || Top||

#2  obvious Alt-Right Xristian
Posted by: Frank G || 06/21/2017 14:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Damn radical Amish.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/21/2017 14:44 Comments || Top||

#4  One of them Eskimo Liberation Front fanatics?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/21/2017 14:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Knowing how thorough NBC news is, it's possible he stumbled while showing the officer the Barbie Special Ken Knife whilst he was shouting "All Aboard"!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/21/2017 15:52 Comments || Top||

#6  More from WNEM:
FBI identifies suspect, says Bishop airport stabbing was 'act of terror'
The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, stabbed Lt. Jeff Neville in the neck, the FBI said. Neville was taken to Hurley Medical Center in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to stable condition.

Investigators said Ftouhi attacked Neville from behind with a 12-inch knife.

Ftouhi is about 50-years-old and a Canadian citizen, the FBI said.

He entered the United States through Canada on June 16 in Lake Champlain, New York. He rented a car in New York City and drove the car to the Flint airport, the FBI said.

Investigators said Ftouhi acted alone and they do not believe this was part of a wider plot. However, they are seeking search warrants for electronic media.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 06/21/2017 18:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Never fear. The Mounties will get their man.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 06/21/2017 20:09 Comments || Top||

#8  He has since been downgraded to stable condition.

Shouldn't that be "upgraded"? Ah, yes, the article has changed now. Says "upgraded". Also says the FBI has decided it's terrorism.

He sure went to an awful lot of trouble to stab one guy.

Posted by: Angie Schultz || 06/21/2017 20:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Blame Canada!
Posted by: Frank G || 06/21/2017 20:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Errrr! Those oh-so-polite maple slurpers. They make my teeter totter.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/21/2017 21:00 Comments || Top||

#11  Oh! Canada!

Posted by: WhiskeyMike || 06/21/2017 21:45 Comments || Top||

Kabul protesters claim nearly 30 killed, wounded in latest violence
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The protesters in Kabul claim that nearly thirty people were killed or maimed during the latest violence between the protesters and security forces.

The members of the movement ’Resurrection for Change’ involved in the sit-ins against the government, claimed that two of the protesters were killed and 27 others were maimed during the latest clash.

They also claimed that eleven protesters were taken away by the security forces in an attempt to remove the tent from the downtown Kabul and at least one of the protesters was run over by the vehicle.

This comes as the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah
... the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against Karzai. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun...
earlier confirmed the death of at least one protester during the violence with the security forces.

He promised that the last night’s incident will be thoroughly investigated by the government as he urged the security forces to practice restraint while dealing with such incidents.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

Troops kill 2 militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight
[NEWS.XINHUANET] Two militants were killed Wednesday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The gunfight between militants and government forces broke out early Friday near Sopore area in Baramulla district, about 53 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

Iranian drone allegedly on spying mission shot down 'deep inside' Balochistan
[DAWN] An unmanned Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistain Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder fighter jet in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
's Panjgur area, official sources confirmed to DawnNews on Tuesday.

The officials said the unmanned aircraft was shot down by a JF-17 in the Parom area of Panjgur district after it ventured "deep inside Pak airspace" on a spying mission.

They spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to speak to media.

Security forces took custody of the debris after discovering the wreckage on Monday, but it is still unclear when the drone was shot down.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [333 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Where did it get that kind of communication range?
Posted by: gorb || 06/21/2017 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  It not that far. Panjgur district is on the Iranian border. Well with ground radio range..
Posted by: Heriberto Hitler2500 || 06/21/2017 3:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Is Iran stupid enough to push west and east at the same time?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/21/2017 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  yes
Posted by: Frank G || 06/21/2017 7:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Quit reading post #3 after '...stupid,' and went right to post #4
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/21/2017 14:13 Comments || Top||

Eight IS militants killed as paramilitary troops foil attack, west of Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) The paramilitary troops have killed eight 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 as an attack against south of Mosul was thwarted.

In a statement on Tuesday, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said IS Death Eaters "attacked the defense line of the troops. The attack was repelled. Huge losses were inflicted on the enemy."

"Eight IS members were killed, while a vehicle was burned," the statement said adding that the Death Eaters left the bodies of the killed ones in the battlefields.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Western Mosul Reconquest - the final push

Iraqi forces foil IS attempt to retake liberated areas in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces repelled on Tuesday an attempt by Islamic State militants to retake areas under security control in western Mosul as forces moved deeper in the group’s last enclave.

A security source told Shafaq News that Iraqi warplanes killed 23 IS members who were trying to sneak into al-Dindan district, south of the Old City, IS’s last enclave in Mosul. The source added that the militants were planning to take over government buildings including the courthouse and the local police department.

Iraqi forces took over Dindan district in March.

A few hundred IS fighters are believed to be entrenching in the Old City, seeking protection in the middle of 100.000 civilians who are believed to be used as human shields and shot dead once trying to escape.

Three officers injured as Islamic State launch 10th chemical attack in Mosul: Agency

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Three Iraqi officers were wounded as Islamic State militants launched a chemical attack from western Mosul’s Old City to hinder the advancing government troops, Sputnik agency reported Tuesday.

It quoted its reporter saying that the mortar missile was launched a day earlier, landing near an elite squad from the army’s Counter-Terrorism Service. Three officers sustained intense vomiting and rashes from the missile which, the agency said, contained a poisonous gas, probably mustard.

The affected personnel were taken late Monday to a makeshift hospital run by the squad, according to Sputnik, which said the attack was the tenth by IS militants since operations launched to retake Mosul in October.

Instances of chemical weapons use have been recurrently reported since an inventory of chemical arms was discovered by Iraqi forces inside laboratories of Mosul University in the eastern side of Mosul, which government troops took over from IS in January.

Mosul council deports IS fighters families, cites need for rehabilitation
PNG'd 'em, by gum.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Mosul city council decided Tuesday to deport the families of Islamic State fighters and to relocate them to special camps in order to rehabilitate them mentally.

In a statement, the council said it will no longer allow receiving migrant Islamic State fighters families arriving from other provinces. The existing families are to be deported and sheltered in camps where they will be “psychologically and ideologically rehabilitated and integrated with society once they prove responsive to that process.”

The council’s plan also involves a ban on internal migration in Mosul, and to ensure that migrant families are returned to the very same residences they occupied before June 2014 except those who had lost their dwelling. Official IDs will be reviewed to verify that migrants are truelly original Mosul residents, according to the statement.

Over 700 civilians flee Mosul’s Old City

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) More than 700 civilians fled the last IS-held district in western Mosul over the past 24 hours, an Iraqi military source said.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Cap. Jabbar Hassan said troops of the ninth armored division of the Iraqi army and Federal Police troops transferred the fleeing civilians, most of whom were women and children, to outside the Old City without naming it.

In related news, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, head of the Federal Police, said in a statement that 32 IS militants were killed in battlefields in the Old City.

Several areas inside and around the Old City have been recaptured putting the area under full siege.

A statement by Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell, quoted Nineveh Operations Commander Abdulamir Yarallah earlier on Tuesday, as saying that troops from the 9th division of the Iraqi army recaptured the southern part of al-Shifa district, a home to several major health facilities north of the Old City.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

IS seize civilian vehicles in Tal Afar to build fortifications
Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) 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 warriors have forcibly confiscated tens of civilian-owned vehicles to build fortifications in the town of Tal Afar, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a local source said Tuesday.

The source told Alsumaria News that the cars blocked the streets of the town, forming walls against possible offensives.

Islamic State have been holding Tal Afar since 2014, with the area becoming one of its most significant bastions in Nineveh province.

So far, offensives by the pro-government Popular Mobilization have isolated the town from the Syrian borders and from Mosul, and recaptured a main military base there.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Kirkuk: ISIS vs. Kurds Cagematch
IS media agency cameraman found beheaded in Kirkuk

Al-Riyadh (IraqiNews.com) Unknown individuals beheaded a cameraman operating within the Islamic State’s main media agency in southwestern Kirkuk, a source said Tuesday.

The source told Alsumaria News that a cameraman working for Amaq News Agency, Islamic State’s media arm, was found beheaded at a country road in al-Riyadh, southwest of the province.

IS members were put in alert to search for the attackers, according to the source.

Peshmerga personnel killed, injured as IS attack repelled southwest Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A Peshmerga personnel was killed, while two others were injured on Tuesday as the troops foiled an attack by the Islamic State in Tuz Khurmatu city, southwest of Kirkuk, a Kurdish officer said.

“Peshmerga troops foiled a huge attack launched by the Islamic State militants against Zerka region in Tuz Khurmatu,” Col. Sankar Hassan told Anadolu news agency.

“The fierce confrontations lasted for several hours,” he added hinting that the U.S.-led coalition jets were backing Peshmerga.

“The attack left one personnel killed and two others wounded. Meanwhile, several IS militants were killed and injured,” Hassan said.

IS launched several attacks this month against Peshmerga troops deployed south of Tuz Khurmatu.

ISIS female enforcer dubbed 'crocodile jaws' for biting women who break the terror group's 'modesty code' has her teeth smashed by vigilantes in Iraq

[DailyMail] The woman, a 'biter' for ISIS's female vigilante division, was ambushed outside her home in Hawija, Kirkuk by unknown attackers in what is thought to be a revenge attack. One source said the woman had bitten more than 200 women's hands after they were deemed to have violated the group's modesty code.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Just regular folk, right outa Steinbeck.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/21/2017 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2  The source told Alsumaria News that a cameraman working for Amaq News Agency, Islamic State’s media arm, was found beheaded at a country road in al-Riyadh, southwest of the province.

Wanna bet the Committee to Protect Journolisters Journalists lists him as a casualty?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/21/2017 8:41 Comments || Top||

IDF: Knife-wielding Palestinian attacks Israeli troops, is shot dead
[IsraelTimes] No soldiers injured in attempted stabbing outside West Bank settlement of Adam, north of Jerusalem.

A Paleostinian assailant was rubbed out by Israeli troops as he attempted to stab them next to a pop-up military checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Tuesday, the army said.

The Paleostinian man approached the soldiers during a security check along the road between the Jewish settlement of Adam and the Paleostinian city of Qalandiya in the central West Bank. When he tried to stab them, the Israeli force "responded with gunfire," the army said.

The alleged assailant died of his wounds, the army added. The Paleostinian Health Ministry later identified him as Bahaa Samir al-Harbawi, 23, from al-Azariya, a village near Jerusalem.

No Israeli soldiers were reported injured in the attempt.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any word on his virgins?
Posted by: gorb || 06/21/2017 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, he is now one of the virgins. What they don't seem to realize is that there is no sex in the afterlife, no sex organ whatsoever. No baby making (there's no babies in the afterlife.)

How do you think they remain virgins? Oh, all the virgins were either male or female in their former lives, it's not all female!
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 06/21/2017 2:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Why I stay off the bus and remain in the village.

SCFI are there dawgs at least?
Posted by: Shipman || 06/21/2017 8:42 Comments || Top||

#4  You might be able to find that pig from yesterday.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/21/2017 8:50 Comments || Top||

#5  something something "bringing a knife to a gunfight" something something
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 06/21/2017 11:29 Comments || Top||

#6  What they don't seem to realize is that there's a Jew at the gate of heaven.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 06/21/2017 11:55 Comments || Top||

#7  I love a happy ending.
Posted by: WhiskeyMike || 06/21/2017 15:17 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Singapore Border Guard Arrested for Syria 'Jihad' Plans
[AnNahar] A Moslem border security officer in Singapore has been tossed in the clink
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
for planning to fight in Syria, officials said Tuesday.

Muhammad Khairul bin Mohammed, 24, an unarmed traffic officer working at the crossing with Malaysia, was arrested under the Internal Security Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement.

The act allows for detention without trial for up to two years.

"Through prolonged exposure to online materials on the Syrian conflict, Khairul perceived the Syrian conflict to be a 'holy war' in which he was prepared to die in battle as a 'martyr'," the statement said.

"He developed the view that the conflict in Syria was a sectarian struggle between Sunni Islam and Shia Islam, and being a Sunni Moslem, he wanted to fight against the Shi’ites in Syria by joining the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA)," the statement said.

A colleague who knew of Khairul's plans has been put under a travel restriction order after failing to report him to superiors.

Last week Singapore said it had arrested a young mother who wanted to marry an 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 fighter in Syria.

Largely ethnic Chinese Singapore, which has close security ties with the United States and has a large Moslem minority, considers itself a prime target for myrmidon attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 01:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under:

Gunmen storm Pigcawayan school, take hostages
[Al Jazeera] Gunmen have stormed a school in a village close to Pigcawayan town, southern Philippines, according to police.

Suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
...a MILF splinter group aligned with the Islamic State...
(BIFF) group were engaged in a shootout with security forces, Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said in a radio interview on Wednesday.

"We can confirm that they occupied a school and there were civilians trapped. We are in the process of determining how many were trapped and their identities," Mamon said.

Eliseo Garcesa, mayor of Pigcawayan town, told Philippine radio he was still seeking information about possible casualties.

Pigcawayan is in North Cotabato province in the centre of Mindanao island.

President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of emergency on the southern island last month after ISIS-linked fighters laid siege on Marawi City, some 190km north of Pigcawayan.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters

Philippine military escalates bombing in Marawi
[Inquirer] Military aircraft bombed rebel positions and ground troops launched a renewed effort against Islamic State-inspired terrorists holed up in this city on Tuesday, and a military spokesperson said the aim was to wrap up the fighting as soon as possible. The offensive comes amid worries that terrorist reinforcements could arrive after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Fighting in Marawi has entered a fifth week, and nearly 350 people have been killed, according to the latest military count. Fleeing residents say they have seen dozens of bodies in the debris of homes destroyed in the bombing and crossfire.

“We are doing our best to expedite the liberation of Marawi at the soonest time possible. We cannot definitely say when we could end this because we are fighting door-to-door and there are booby traps that pose danger to our troops,” said military spokesman Restituto Padilla.

He said the military meant to prevent the conflict from escalating after the end of Ramadan. Padilla said, "We are closely watching certain groups and we hope they will not join the fight."

Some Muslim residents said other groups might join the fighting after Ramadan. "As devout Muslims, we are forbidden to fight during Ramadan so afterward, there may be new groups coming in,” said Faisal Amir, who has stayed on in the city despite the conflict.

Fighting was intense early on Tuesday as security forces made a push to drive the terrorists, entrenched in Marawi’s commercial district, south toward a lake on the edge of the city. Padilla said, "The troops continue to get deeper into once enemy-held positions, as evidenced by the recovery of [bodies] of terrorists and their firearms."

Planes dropped bombs from overhead, while on the ground, automatic gunfire continued with occasional blasts from bombs and artillery. Armored vehicles fired volleys of shells while the rebels responded with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Fighting later died down as heavy rain fell.

An Army corporal near the front line said, "We still have to clear more than 1,000 structures," adding infantry units were left behind at areas marked as clear to prevent terrorists from recapturing ground they had lost.

In a statement, Padilla said the government’s losses rose to 65 with the deaths of two more soldiers in the fighting. As of Monday, the rebels had lost 258, he said.

Civilian deaths remain at 26, although the number could be higher as the military had not yet reached inner parts of the city where the terrorists reportedly executed Christians.

During a visit to wounded soldiers in Cagayan de Oro, Philippine president Duterte said the nation’s hope of stamping out the Maute militants lay in expediting the peace process with Moro separatist groups. He said that once the peace process went through, he would ask the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to deal with the Maute group and its Abu Sayyaf allies.

“You take care of that since that is the area you want—central Mindanao, Lanao, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat,” Duterte said he would tell MILF chair Murad Ebrahim.

Some rebels may have already fled Marawi to escape the latest military offensive. Thirteen suspected Maute followers were arrested in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province on Friday after attracting attention in a hospital.
Posted by: ryuge || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)

#1  "As devout Muslims, we are forbidden to fight during Ramadan so afterward, there may be new groups coming in,” said Faisal Amir,

Faisal, You don't get out much, do ya?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/21/2017 8:38 Comments || Top||

Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines begin joint sea patrols against IS
[FMT] Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia started joint sea operations to hinder piracy and counter the growing threat of terrorism on Monday.

The "Indomalphi" tripartite defense patrols kicked off aboard an Indonesian warship anchored at a port in Tarakan city during a ceremony attended by defense ministers from the three nations. The joint operations will cover the Celebes Sea, where the three countries share maritime borders, and the nearby Sulu Sea.

The joint patrols follow a series of abductions in the Sulu Sea where the Abu Sayyaf seized Indonesian ship crew members and other victims and held them for ransom.

Indonesian and Malaysian security officials also fear that terrorists from the fighting in Marawi may flee to nearby areas in the two countries. Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said,

"What's happening in Mindanao can also happen in Malaysia and Indonesia," adding that the threat from Islamic State is real and must be tackled together.

Indonesia on Monday also inaugurated a maritime command center in the naval base of Tarakan, a town in the province of North Kalimantan on Borneo island. Its defense minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said the joint operations patrols would continue indefinitely until the problems of terrorism and piracy around the three nations’ borders end.

Indonesian National Armed Forces commander Gen Gatot Nurmantyo said in addition to naval ships, the operations would also include the three nations’ armies, air forces, and navies, and will involve reconnaissance aircraft, a submarine, and fighter jets.

Nurmantyo hoped that Singapore and Brunei, whose top security officials were also present at Monday's event, would join the operations.

Earlier in the day, Nurmantyo, along with his Malaysian and Philippine counterparts, inaugurated an intelligence-sharing military command centre in Tarakan. Similar centers will be built in nearby Tawau, a city in the east coast of Sabah, and Bongao, an outlying region in the southern Philippines.
Posted by: ryuge || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [305 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

US Could Be Headed For A Major Showdown With Iran, Russia In Syria
[Daily Caller] The U.S. could increasingly find itself engaging Syrian regime, Iranian, or even Russian military assets as the campaign to retake the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa escalates.

The Syrian regime and Iranian militias have increasingly tried to encroach on U.S. allied territory, leading to warnings and occasional bombings. Iran is particularly concerned with U.S. influence inside Syria, despite American insistence that its presence in Syria is focused on defeating ISIS. Russia is also the main ally of the Syrian regime and has significant military assets inside the country.

"The chance for a catastrophic error is higher now than ever before in the six-year-old civil war," U.S.-based intelligence advisory firm The Soufan Group noted Tuesday.

U.S. anti-ISIS strategy in Syria relies on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group largely composed of Kurdish fighters. The SDF are supported by U.S. airpower, and they have begun their assault on Raqqa. Iran and Syria, however, are trying to probe the SDF’s territory, which include U.S. troop advisors, in the hopes of capturing the territory for themselves.

This hope has led to numerous armed confrontations between the U.S., Iran, and Syria. The U.S. shot down an Iranian made armed drone over Syria Tuesday, just two days after it shot down a Syrian regime fighter aircraft. The U.S. also shot down an Iranian made drone over Syria on June 8. These aerial engagements are unprecedented in recent years

The June 8 shoot-down of an Iranian drone over Syria was the first U.S. air-to-air engagement since February 2009. The Syrian shoot-down was the first U.S. air-to-air kill since 1999. Compounding the problem, Russia pledged to treat all U.S. aircraft in Syria west of the Euphrates river as "targets" that would be tracked by their aerial defense systems deployed inside the country.

The Pentagon vowed to continue all its anti-ISIS operations in Syria after Russia’s warning.

"The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat," CENTCOM declared in a Tuesday statement.

"Iran is nervous about what the Americans are up to in Syria ... They want to go after the American sphere of influence" Middle East expert Hassan Hassan told Al-Monitor. Their message for the U.S. is "we can make things messy for you in Iraq and Syria," he declared.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/21/2017 08:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [422 views] Top|| File under:

#1  War with Russia is what the deep state wants. Hillary was going to give it to them, we'll see if they can con Trump into doing the same.
Posted by: Harcourt Angoluting9366 || 06/21/2017 17:05 Comments || Top||

#2  "The chance for a catastrophic error is higher now than ever before in the six-year-old civil war," U.S.-based intelligence advisory firm The Soufan Group noted Tuesday.

Soufan is a relentless self promoter who claimed credit for information obtained by others via torture while claiming that torture wasn't involved. While it's true he never resorted to torture, he also never got that information.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 06/21/2017 17:07 Comments || Top||

Air strikes pound southwest Syrian city of Deraa
[IraqiNews] Government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two-day ceasefire expired, witnesses and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Syrian military could not be reached for comment on the renewed action, which took place as U.S. and Russian officials were holding held talks on creating a "de-escalation zone" in southwestern Syria that would include Deraa.

A witness and two Death Eaters in Deraa said the army and its allies had resumed air and artillery bombardments in the city and the narrow strip of countryside separating it from the border.

If the army takes rebel-held parts of Deraa and the few kilometers (miles) between it and the border, it would split the murderous Moslem areas of southeast Syria in half.

At least six raids took place in Gharz in east Deraa and in the old quarter of the city, where the army resumed efforts to break rebel lines, the rebels said.

The witness said that barrel bombs, artillery shells and rockets were used in the bombardment. Clashes took place near a military base southwest of the city near the border with Jordan, the witness added.

U.S. and Russian officials agreed a ceasefire, which ended on Monday, during talks in Amman aimed at strengthening goodwill before more detailed negotiations on setting up the "de-escalation zone", diplomats in Jordan said.

On Saturday the Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in Deraa for 48 hours in order to support "reconciliation efforts".

Rebels in the city and other residents have said this month that the army’s bombardment of Deraa has intensified and Death Eaters said the government had brought more troops to the city.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

65 Daesh Takfiris killed in Iran missile attack: IRGC
[Iran Press TV] At least 65 ISIS terrorists, including several high-ranking intelligence commanders, were killed in Iran's recent missile attack against the 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...
group’s targets in eastern Syria, according to a statement by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Four ISIS positions were struck in the missile attack, according to the statement sent to PressTV on Tuesday.

The IRGC fired six medium-range ground-to-ground ballistic missiles into ISIS bases in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr on Sunday in retaliation for twin terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran, which killed 17 people and injured over 50 others.

A ISIS weapons and munitions cache in northern Dayr al-Zawr was "precisely struck and completely annihilated," the statement said, adding that several tanks, military vehicles and suicide cars and a huge number of long-range missiles were destroyed. It added that six ISIS Takfiris were killed and 10 injured in the attack.

...back at the pie fight, Bella grabbed the cocoanut cream...
a ISIS command and operation center in the eastern Syrian city of al-Muhassan was also targeted, which the IRGC described as "one of the key and crucial ISIS centers in the region." In the missile strike, more than 15 Kazakh, Saudi and Afghan bad boyz were potted, including senior Saudi ISIS commander, Sa’ad al-Qosaibi, the statement said.

In a strike on a ISIS gathering center in the city of al-Mayadin, east of Dayr al-Zawr, 27 bad boyz were potted, including three Libyans, and a number of others injured.

Some 17 bad boyz were potted and a number of others severely injured in an attack on a military hospital in al-Mayadin. The casualties included Tunisians, Iraqi and Chinese nationals.

Earlier reports said on Tuesday that six Libyan ISIS commanders were killed in the IRGC attack on al-Mayadin; two of whom have been identified as Abu Asim al-Libyai and Abdel Kader al-frani, better known as Abu Harith.

On June 7, gunnies mounted almost simultaneous assaults on Iran’s Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Theocratic Republic Imam Khomeini. The ISIS Takfiri terrorist group grabbed credit for the assaults.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Tuesday the IRGC’s missile strike on ISIS was just a small part of the Islamic Theocratic Republic’s reaction to the "indiscriminate" attacks by the terror group on the Iranian soil.

"Iran’s defense doctrine is based on the principle of active and effective deterrence and responds to any possible regional and trans-regional threats in the strongest way," Dehqan said.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  BS

Iran doesn't have the ability to do casualty counts in ISIS territory. d
Posted by: lord garth || 06/21/2017 6:44 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: ISIS kneads 250 Christian children in a dough mixer
(Iraqi News) An American organization defending aggrieved Christians, revealed on Tuesday, that the self-proclaimed 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 has executed 250 Christian children in Syria, by putting them in a dough mixer, while criticized the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
’ negligence to the crises of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, Alsumaria News reported.

The organization, called the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), reported that through its affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), it made an oral intervention before the United Nations Human Rights Council on behalf of Christians facing genocide in the Middle East.

The ACLJ pointed out, "The actions of ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria clearly embody the definition of genocide as enshrined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide," adding that, "The ISIS campaign to destroy these religious minorities and decimate their homelands and cultures undoubtedly meets the definition of genocide, and as long as the UN does not recognize it as such, these vulnerable groups remain unprotected and in peril."

"We got the report of a Christian Syrian woman who saw Christians being killed and tortured, and children being beheaded in front of their parents," explaining that, "250 children were put in the dough mixer, they were kneaded. The oldest one of them was four-years-old."

"ISIS tortured a boy while demanding his father and two others renounce Christianity, before executing all four by crucifixion. Eight Christian women were publically raped and beheaded. There are "mass graves of Christians," the report added.

Furthermore, American Center for Law and Justice stated that the victims of ISIS’s genocide deserve the recognition and protection of the international community, and affirmed the importance that the United Nations acknowledge the Islamic State crimes as genocides.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [540 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Kids. And making an effort to make it agonizing. I sometimes exaggerate. Not now. Nuke the fuckers.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 06/21/2017 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Concur with Comment #1.
Posted by: Thresing Munster5356 || 06/21/2017 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Every time I think they have sunk to the bottom, I get surprised. Don't they ever wonder why Christians are often resistant to surrendering their faith?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/21/2017 10:37 Comments || Top||

#4  But hey - they didn't refuse to pay for their birth control right? So no harm, no foul....

In fact you might say they delivered the ultimate birth control.


I agree with #1.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/21/2017 12:42 Comments || Top||

#5  They basically don't care if the unbelievers convert, die, pay punitive jizya until they are squeezed dry, or stop having children to spare them the pain of existing in such a world, so long as they get the unbelievers' labour and valuables in an ultimately Muslim-ruled world. This is about conquest, and the more horrible they are, the sooner experience has shown conquest will be accomplished.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2017 13:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Wanna bet the idea came from some "western" recruit?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/21/2017 13:51 Comments || Top||

#7  I was thinking Chechen or "Russian"...
Posted by: Pappy || 06/21/2017 14:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Chechens, as I understand, like personal touch.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/21/2017 14:13 Comments || Top||

ISIS Lord High Holy Man, al-Baghdadi confidant, killed by US-led coalition forces
[FOXNEWS] U.S.-led coalition forces said they have killed Turki al-Bin’ali, ISIS' chief holy man, in Syria Arclight airstrike last month.

Al-Bin'ali, who called himself "Grand Mufti," was killed in an Arclight airstrike on May 31 in Mayadin, Syria, according to a news release from the Combined Joint Task Force ‐ Operation Inherent Resolve.

The holy man's main role was recruiting turbans and causing terrorist attacks across the globe. al-Bin'ali, who has been the terror group's chief holy man since 2014, supplied propaganda encouraging murder and other atrocious acts. He tried to legitimize the formation of the so-called "caliphate" and was a close confidant of His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, 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...
, the leader of the jihadi group.

The holy man's recruiting efforts for the terrorist organization included many filmed lectures trying to condone and provoke the slaying of innocent people.

The Bahraini holy man wrote religious justifications for the enslavement of thousands of women from Iraq's Yazidi minority and helped establish the ISIS branch in Libya. He rose to be one of the bully boy group's leading ideologues.

Several senior 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....
figures have been killed in recent years as the group has been driven from large parts of Syria and Iraq. U.S.-backed forces recently pushed into Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that served as the group's de facto capital.
Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [424 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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Mon 2017-06-19
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  Libyan group says it has freed Gaddafi son Seif al-Islam
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