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ISIS militants refuse to surrender in Marawi as Philippine Army unleashes final assault
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Afghanistan
Afghan forces seize 1,400 kgs of Ammonium Nitrate from Torkham-Jalalabad highway
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan national defense and security forces have seized around one thousand and four hundred kilograms of Ammonium Nitrate from the main highway between Torkham and Jalalabad city.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the chemicals were placed inside a lorry and the turbans were looking to transport it to an unknown location for the manufacturing of explosives, mainly the Improvised Explosive Devices used in roadside kaboomings.

"Afghan National Police (ANP) seized 1400 kilos of Ammonium Nitrate, a key component used to make Improvised Explosive Devices," the statement by MoI said, adding that the Ammonium Nitrate was placed in a truck transporting goods to Afghanistan.

MoI also added that the police searched the truck and found the Ammonium Nitrate hidden under the goods in Torkham port, 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.

One suspect was tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on accusation of this case and an investigation was underway into the case, MoI added.

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

Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Lions of Islam and turbans belonging to other Lion of Islam groups frequently use improvised bombs as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government personnel but in majority of such attacks the ordinary civilians are targeted.

Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [389 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  To be used for peaceful Islamic purposes, of course.
Posted by: gorb || 07/20/2017 9:18 Comments || Top||

#2  "It's for my putting green"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/20/2017 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  'Product of Pakistan'
Posted by: Pappy || 07/20/2017 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4  For opium or bombs.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/20/2017 12:42 Comments || Top||

#5  1pallet.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 07/20/2017 18:16 Comments || Top||

#6  About a 3086-pound pallet, then.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/20/2017 19:21 Comments || Top||

#7  Add 5% diesel full and you've got a party*

*detonators not included
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/20/2017 20:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Fuel----PIMF
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/20/2017 20:45 Comments || Top||


Explosion in ISIS militant’s house leaves 7 dead in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven people were killed in an kaboom inside the house of an ISIS krazed killer 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.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place in Pacher Agam district of Nangarhar province as a group of faceless myrmidons were busy making Improvised Explosive Devices.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the incident and said seven turbans affiliated with the terror group were killed.

The statement further added that the incident took place around 11 am local time on Tuesday in Godari area when the turbans had gathered inside the house of ISIS hard boy identified as Multan Jan.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban
...Arabic for students...
faceless myrmidons and turbans belonging to other hard boy groups frequently use improvised bombs as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government personnel but in majority of such attacks the ordinary civilians are targeted while in some cases the turbans are killed in premature kabooms.

The new report by United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) highlights that 40 per cent of all civilian casualties during the six-month period were killed or injured by anti-government forces using improvised bombs (IEDs), such as suicide bombs and pressure-plate devices, which were responsible for the deaths of 596 civilians and injured 1,483.

Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I was just making Coffee and adjusting my kaffiyeh. Then, suddenly.....
Posted by: Gloluper Jusoting5574 || 07/20/2017 7:03 Comments || Top||


Taliban militant kill his two senior leaders in Nangarhar insider attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A Taliban
...Arabic for students...
turban who was conducting insurgency activities as a local commander in Bati Kot district has killed his two big shots in an insider attack.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Tuesday night in Takia area.

Bati Kot district administrative chief Nematullah Noorzai said the assailant has been identified as Khairullah who opened fire on his big shots late on Tuesday night, leaving two of them dead.

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

Infighting among the Taliban forces of Evil is not rare as numerous incidents have been reported since the death of the Taliban group founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
a Taliban Überstürmbannführer opening fire on his comrades within the same rank has rarely been reported.

Dozens of snuffies were killed and scores more were maimed after the jacket wallahs belonging to Mullah Hebatullah and his rival Mullah Rasool carried out attacks against each other in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province earlier this month.

In the meantime, numerous deadly festivities have also taken place between the Taliban forces of Evil and ISIS snuffies in 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 and other provinces of the country, including some northern and eastern provinces during the recent months.
Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Deadly Taliban offensive repulsed in Helmand, leaving 31 dead, 12 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly offensive by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
faceless myrmidons was repulsed by the security forces in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan, inflicting casualties to both the Afghan forces and the Taliban bully boys.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Tuesday night after several Taliban faceless myrmidons launched a coordinated attack on the security forces check posts in Garamser district.

The officials further added that two big shots of the Taliban group are also among those killed.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the festivities and said the dead bodies of the Taliban faceless myrmidons are still left in the battleground.

The statement further added that two public order police forces personnel bit the dust and three others sustained injuries during the attack.

The control of the check posts are still in the hands of the national defense and security forces, the provincial government added.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including the Taliban faceless myrmidons have not commented regarding the report so far.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban faceless myrmidons are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

This comes as the Afghan cops managed to take control of the restive Nawa district during a large operation launched after almost nine months when the control of the district was seized by the Taliban group.
Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Egyptian court sentences 4 to life in prison for judge assassination attempt
[AlAhram] A Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Wednesday four individuals to life in prison for attempting to assassinate a judge by detonating improvised bombs (IEDs) near his home two years ago.

The court also sentenced two others in the same case to 15 years in prison.

A life in prison sentence in Egypt is equivalent to 25 years in jail.

The prison sentences can still be appealed in front of the appeals court.

In May 2015, three improvised bombs were set off near Judge Moatez Khafagi’s home in the southern Cairo district of Helwan.

Khafagi, who had presided over cases and handed down a number of death sentences to Islamists, was unhurt in the kaboom but four others were maimed.

A few weeks after the attack on Khafagi’s home, the interior ministry said it killed two individuals involved in the attack as they were trying to arrest them in a house raid. The men were identified as Ahmed Hassan Abd El-Latif, 32, an engineer at Helwan’s health department, and Saeed Ahmed El-Sayed, 33. The interior ministry said they were members of the outlawed Moslem Brüderbund group, which was also deemed a terrorist organization in 2013.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  Judges never see the humor in those kind of madcap shenanigans.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/20/2017 18:21 Comments || Top||


3,000 irregular migrants detained during first half of 2017: Egyptian army
[AlAhram] Egyptian authorities have thwarted attempts at irregular migration from Egypt's borders by some 3,000 people of diffrent nationalities in the first half of 2017, a statement by the Armed Forces said on Wednesday.

Over the past few years, thousands of migrants colonists have attempted to cross the Mediterranean for Europe through Egypt’s northern coast, with thousands detained by Egyptian authorities while attempting the journey.

In late 2016, Cairo introduced a law stiffening penalties against human traffickers.

The move came after a migrant boat sank in September 2016 off the Mediterranean coast, killing hundreds.

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has spoken on multiple occasions about Egypt's ongoing efforts to curb irregular migration from its shores to Europe ‐ a key concern for European countries facing a growing migrant crisis.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Sahrawis sentenced to jail over Western Sahara killings
[Al Jazeera] A Morocco court has sentenced 23 civilians to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara.

A verdict was delivered at dawn on Wednesday by the Court of Appeals in Sale near Rabat, the official news agency MAP reported.

The defendants and lawyers have boycotted court proceedings since May, announcing they would no longer attend what they said was a "mock trial".

The killings took place in November 2010 as Moroccan forces moved to dismantle a camp in Gdim Izik camp where thousands of displaced Western Saharans, known as Sahrawis, were living.

Morocco and the Algeria-backed Polisario Front independence movement have accused each other of provoking the deadly festivities, which spread to a nearby city where businesses and public buildings were looted and torched.

The defence has 10 days to appeal.

The defendants, who include several advocates of human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
and independence for Western Sahara, were initially tried by a military court in 2013, and sentenced to jail terms ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment.

Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
ICC judges ordered to review Laurent Gbagbo's detention
[Al Jazeera] International Criminal Court (ICC) appeals judges have ordered a review into whether Laurent Gbagbo
... Former President-for-Life of Ivory Coast from 2000 to 2011. Laurent lost to Alassane Ouattara in 2010 but his representtive tore up the results on the teevee and he refused to vacate the presidential palace. French troops assisted the Oattara forces in extricating him from his Fuhrerbunker...
, the former Ivory Coast president, should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues on crimes-against-humanity charges.

Presiding Judge Piotr Hofmanski on Wednesday struck down a decision by trial judges denying the 72-year-old Gbagbo interim release.

Gbagbo has been in The Hague-based ICC's detention unit since late 2011 and will remain incarcerated
Please don't kill me!
pending the review.

Both Gbagbo and his former militia leader Charles Ble Goude, 45, have pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
to four charges of crimes against humanity including murder, rape, and persecution in five months of bloodshed that wracked the Ivory Coast.

About 3,000 people died in the violence.

Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Saudi airstrike in Yemen leaves 20 civilians dead
[DAWN] An air raid in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
has killed at least 20 people mostly from the same family, the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
(UN) and witnesses said Wednesday, the latest in a series of suspected strikes on civilians by a Saudi-led coalition.

The attack on Tuesday afternoon hit a group of civilians in the Mawza district of the southwestern province of Taez, a statement by the UN refugee agency said.

Residents said the attack was carried out by a warplane from the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in support of Yemen's internationally recognised government.

At least seven women and four children were among those killed, they said.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it was "deeply shocked and saddened at reports of the deaths and injuries of a number of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack" on the area.

The statement said the civilians had fled fighting in the nearby Mokha district, on the Red Sea coast.

Coalition-backed forces loyal to Yemen President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi recaptured the port of Mokha in February as part of a major ongoing offensive to drive rebels from Yemen's lengthy coastline.

The UNHCR statement said more than half a million civilians, 27 per cent of Yemen's internally displaced people (IDPs), originate from the governeorate of Taez.

Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


India-Pakistan
4 Hazaras killed near Mastung after gunmen open fire on vehicle
[DAWN] At least four family members belonging to the ethnic Hazara Shia community and their driver were rubbed out when unidentified gunnies opened fire on their vehicle near 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 Mastung area on Wednesday, police said.

Two women were travelling in the vehicle that was targeted by the assailants; one of them was among the four people killed, local police chief Mohammad Ishaq said. The other woman sustained injuries in the incident.

The family's driver who was also killed was Sunni, Ishaq said.

According to police sources, the victims were on their way to Quetta from Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
when gunnies riding a cycle of violence targeted their car. The assailants escaped unhurt after carrying out the attack.

The incident appears to be an act of assassination'>assassination
, police sources added.

The bodies and injured were shifted to Sandeman Civil Hospital in Quetta.

Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) personnel reached the site and started an investigation into the incident.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti strongly condemned the incident and termed it "against the social and tribal norms of Balochistan".

Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Army destroys Indian posts in retaliation to cross-border shelling, killing 5: ISPR
[DAWN] A teenage boy and a man were killed and at least 13 others were maimed as Indian troops continued to pound civilian populations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmire (AJK) with mortar shells on Wednesday, local officials said.

A blurb from the Inter-Services Public Relations on Wednesday evening stated that a soldier had also been martyred in the assault, while two were critically injured.

"Pakistain Army aggressively responded on Indian posts," read the release. "Response destroyed Indian posts firing on Pak posts/civilians. Five Indian soldiers killed, many injured. Indian guns silent due to effective engagement."

"Unprovoked cease fire violations shall always be responded strongly, aggressive and effectively by Pakistain Army," the director general of the army's media wing was quoted as saying.

According to Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Rashid Naeem Khan, Wednesday had been the worst day for the Nakyal sector of Kotli district in terms of casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Diyala Devastation Digest
Farmer wounded in IED attack in Tawakkul village

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A farmer was seriously injured as an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in a village northeast of Diyala governorate on Wednesday, according to Alsumaria News.

A local source told Alsumaria that an IED planted on the side of a road in Tawakkul village, Diyala, exploded today, leaving a farmer with serious injuries.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that security forces opened an inquiry into the incident.

Some areas in Diyala have seen a surge over the past months in bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians.

On Sunday, a civilian was reportedly wounded in a similar IED explosion in northeast of Diyala,

Islamic State militants had launched attacks against security troops, the pro-government forces and civilians over the past few months in northeast of the province
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More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


Iraqi forces capture Qayyara

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces on Wednesday took over a village in Mosul which was re-invaded by Islamic State militants just before the government declared victory over the group in the city.

Shafaq News website quoted a security source regained control over Imam Gharbi, a village in Qayyara, on the borders with Salahuddin province. Militants stormed the village two weeks ago and killed a number of pro-government paramilitary troopers and two journalists. Iraqi joint troops invaded the village last Friday.

Also in Mosul, Iraqi police arrested four women members of the Islamic State hiding in the middle of refugees in the eastern side of the city.

BasNews quoted Cap. Ahmed al-Obaidi saying that the four women served with the group’s vigilantism squads. They were arrested based on an intelligence tip at a house in al-Masaref neighborhood, he added.

Since it took over a third of Iraq and Syria in 2014 to establish a self-styled “caliphate”, Islamic State drafted male and female vigilantes to observe the implementation of its extreme religious code of conduct. Harsh punishments, sometimes mounting to death, were imposed on violators.

Iraqi government forces took over eastern Mosul late January and concluded its campaign to retake the whole city earlier this month by taking over the western side.

Iraqi security authorities occasionally said they arrested IS-linked individuals hiding among refugees.
Posted by: badanov || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


4 Iraqi kops wounded in firefight with ISIS in Tikrit
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Four Federal Police personnel were injured in an armed attack, south of Tikrit, a local source from Salahuddin province said.

“Unknown gunmen attacked late on Tuesday Federal Police patrol at the entrance of Balad city, 80 KM south of Tikrit, near Samarra Operations Command,” the source told AlSumaria News on Wednesday. “The attack left four personnel wounded.”

“Security troops cordoned off the accident spot and started operations in search for the perpetrators,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said adding that three of the wounded were taken to Balad public hospital, while the fourth was transferred to Baghdad due to the serious wounds he suffered.

IS still holds a few areas in each of Anbar, Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk.
Posted by: badanov || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix


Honey Badgers replace ISIS as threat in Anbar

“It is one of the most dangerous beasts of prey, even a lion would be afraid to counter it due to its extremely sharp claws,” as the officer put it.

Khamis al-Mohammadi, a tribal chief at Mahamda region, told the website that honey badgers appeared early 2006 when U.S. forces stationed at the Habbaniya base and Hadana airport, east of the city of Ramadi. “We never knew it existed until U.S. forces entered,” he said.

“That animal was entirely eliminated in 2010, and we never saw it again until this year, especially at farmlands that were occupied by Islamic State terrorists and which remained mysterious until they were recaptured.”

According to Mohammadi, honey badgers, which he said have spread panic among locals, only move during the night, and sneak into farmlands and unfenced residences.

Adel Abdullah al-Azzami, a resident of one of the affected areas, believes honey badgers are “much more dangerous that a wolf”. “It digs very deep holes in the ground…..it mates rapidly and there are several holes near the Euphrates river in Saqlawiya that have been searched”.

Azzami added that the searches reached two young badgers that were killed Tuesday morning. He urged to form civilian groups to watch over residential areas at night, and to light fire near poultry and cattle barns to repel the animal.

BasNews says that though badgers had been killed in large numbers in Ramadi, they remain a threat that obliges residents to carry weapons when going out during the night. It pointed out a belief that the reason badgers began to target humans is the diminishing numbers of preys on which they fed, especially mammals.

2 Iraqi soldiers die in encounter with ISIS at Rutba

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in an attack by the Islamic State on their position west of Rutba district, Anbar Province, Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday.

Army Colonel Walid al-Dulaimi told Anadolu that the IS launched an attack with medium and heavy weapons on an Iraqi army position west of Rutba district.

“Violent clashes took place between the troops and IS elements, leaving two soldiers dead and five others injured,” al-Dulaimi added, noting that troops managed to kill five IS elements.

Earlier today, a security source told Alsumaria news that Several Islamic State fighters were killed and injured as an army force repulsed an attack by the militants on its position west of Rutba district.

Iraqi security forces face almost daily attacks on their positions by IS elements.

Despite being controlled by security troops, Rutba faces IS attacks every now and then that are being encountered by security.
Posted by: badanov || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


1 dies in IED attack in Sabaa al-Bour

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed in an IED blast northern Baghdad, a police source was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

“A bomb placed under a civilian’s car exploded at Sabaa al-Bour region in north of Baghdad, causing the driver’s immediate death,” the source told Al-Ikhbariya website.

Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and transferred the victim to the forensic medicine department, the source added.
Posted by: badanov || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Rioters clash with police around Jerusalem over Temple Mount metal detectors
[IsraelTimes] Suspect armed with Molotov cocktail placed in durance vile
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
in Shuafat; demonstrators pelt cops with rocks at Qalandiya checkpoint


Rioters clashed with police and security forces at several sites around Jerusalem on Wednesday as Paleostinians held a "day of rage" over new security measures at the Temple Mount in the Old City following a recent terror attack.

This was the fourth day in a row of protests as protesters threw rocks and fire bombs at Israeli forces. However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
only several hundred demonstrators turned out despite the call for mass protests by the Paleostinian Fatah party.
So much for the vaunted "Day of Rage".
In the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, rioters threw rocks at police in the area. Police arrested one masked suspect who threw a Molotov cocktail that went kaboom! on the ground. The suspect was found to be in possession of another Molotov cocktail, police said in a statement.

At the Qalandiya checkpoint in East Jerusalem, dozens of protesters clashed with police and threw rocks at officers. Police responded with riot-dispersal measures, the statement said.

In addition, near to the Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem, dozens of protesters gathered and threw rocks at police who employed riot-dispersal measures. Two rioters were arrested, police said.

There were no reports of injures in the festivities.

Metal detectors were set up in front of entrances to the Temple Mount as part of increased security measures after police said three Arab-Israeli attackers who emerged armed from the compound and rubbed out two coppers just outside on Friday had stashed their weapons on the holy site.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will hold consultations about the continued use or removal of the metal detectors and Hebrew media reported that an agreement was under discussion with Moslem officials who administer the Temple Mount.

Following the terror attack Israel made the rare move of closing the compound while it searched for more weaponry there, reopening it to Moslems on Sunday and to non-Moslems on Monday.

The Fatah organization, headed by Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
, had called for marches in the West Bank toward Israeli checkpoints in protest of the new measures and announced that Friday prayers, when many worshipers go to the Temple Mount, would be conducted in public squares instead.
Ynet adds:
The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf announced Wednesday that all of the mosques in the capital will be closed on Friday in an effort to encourage worshipers to come pray at the gates of the Temple Mount, a move that could is intended to lead to more violent festivities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Fatah


Southeast Asia
ISIS militants refuse to surrender in Marawi as Philippine Army unleashes final assault
[ALMASDARNEWS] Besieged ISIS bandidos bully boys are putting up a determined fight for Marawi, the quiet provincial capital of Lanao Island in the southern Philipines, although jihadist belligerents have been contained in a downtown pocket of some 500 buildings stretching across four districts.

According to Lieutenant General Jo-Ar Herrera, six turbans of the ISIS-linked Maute and Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
groups were killed during counter-insurgency efforts on Sunday alone. He added that an estimated 60 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....
fighters were still fighting, down from 500 when the battle initially began two months ago.

"We are gaining more ground. The rebel-held area is getting smaller. We are committed and focused to finish the job as soon as possible," Herrera said.

On the other hand, Amaq Agency claimed 10 Philippine troops were killed on Tuesday alone, thus signifying the remaining jihadist rebels to be ready to fight to the last man.

With the battle soon entering its third month, some 511 firearms have been seized by government troops since the battle began while 1,723 residents have been rescued from ISIS-held residential areas according to a military source.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Combat Summary
The Syrian Air Force on Wednesday killed a number of ISIL terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in al-Shindakhiyeh al-Shamaliyeh and Um Tweineh in the eastern countryside of Homs province, according to a military source.

Raqqa

The Syrian Air Force destroyed a number of ISIL positions and vehicles and killed scores of terrorists 12 km to the south of al-Zamla and Ma’adan in the southern countryside of Raqqa province.

Deir Ezzor

Army units, supported by the Syrian Air Force, destroyed sites and gatherings for ISIL terrorist organization in Deir Ezzor province.

A military source told SANA that army units carried out intensive operations against gatherings and infiltration axes of ISIL during the past 48 hours in Deir Ezzor city and the area surrounding it, destroying two vehicles and killing 8 terrorists in the direction of Wadi al-Dushm.

As a result of the operations, a command center was destroyed and 9 terrorists were killed in al-Jbeileh, in addition to the destruction of a fortification and weapons in al-Huweiqeh and a vehicle equipped with a 23 mm machinegun in the direction of al-Panorama and al-Tanmia.

Earlier, the source said that the Syrian Air Force launched intensive airstrikes against ISIL sites and movements in the neighborhoods of al-Orfi, al-Jbeileh and al-Sinaa and the area surrounding the graveyards area, killing a number of terrorists and destroying vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns.

SANA reporter said that army units engaged in intermittent clashes with terrorist groups affiliated to ISIL on the axes of al-Panorama area, the area surrounding the Airport, the neighborhoods of al-Rushdiyehand al-Huweiqeh and al-Bugheiliyeh village.

He added that a number of ISIS terrorist were killed or injured due to the clashes in addition to the destruction of their weapons and ammunition.

The Syrian Air Force also destroyed gatherings and fortifications for ISIL in the area surrounding the Airport, al-Tharda, the neighborhoods of al-Sinaa, al-Arfi, al-Ardi and al-Hawiqa and the villages of al-Jafra and al-Junina.

Local sources in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor said that al- Mayadin city is witnessing new cases of escape among ISIL terrorists, including Abdul-Razak al-Amir, Ahmad al-Amir, Fahd al-Amir, Samer Khalaf al-Nasser al-Mashhadani, who are ISIL leaders in the village of Zeiban and the city of al-Mayadin.

The sources added that a group of people in the city of al-Mayadin attacked the media office of ISIL organization in the city and burned it completely.

Source: SANA
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Raqqa reconquest: Syrian ground forces take dam, locales near Raqqa
Raqqa (Syria News) Syrian army troops managed, on Wednesday, to recapture the town and dam, in addition to several oil wells and a gas field, near Dbissâne, a military source told Tishreen Online.

The source said in a statement that the troops of the Syrian army recaptured town and dam and al-Rmelan, in addition to 15 oil wells and a gas field, east of Dbissâne,

Furthermore, air strikes hit the Islamic State militants, south al-Zamla Village, and Madan City, in the southern countryside of Raqqa, destroying several headquarters and vehicles belonging to the Islamic State group, the source added.

It is noteworthy, Syrian army troops, backed by Iranian militias, recaptured the oil fields of Wahab, al Fahd, Dbissâne, al-Qseer, Abu al Qatat and Abu Qatash, on Saturday, while also retook other oil fields, southwest of Raqqa province on Monday.

Moreover, Islamic State group burned the oil wells and gas lines extended from al-Rasafa area till al-Akrishi village, in the southern countryside of Raqqa, after being recaptured by the Syrian forces.

Syrian warbirds wreck ISIS HQ in Raqqa

Raqqa (Syria News) The Syrian Air Force has intensified its air strikes on the headquarters and gatherings of the Islamic State group in the southern countryside of Raqqa, a military source told SANA on Wednesday.

The source said in a statement that the air strikes hit the Islamic State militants headquarters and gatherings, located south of al-Zamla Village and in the city of Madan, in the southern countryside of Raqqa, destroying several headquarters and vehicles, as well as killing a number of terrorists.

Furthermore, air strike carried out by the Syrian Army Aviation killed several members of the Islamic State, and destroyed their vehicles in the eastern countryside of Homs.

It is noteworthy that the Wrath of Euphrates operation was launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Raqqa Province, in order to capture the so-called capital of the caliphate in the city.

ISIS troops mined antiquities in Raqqa province

[AlManar] ISIL terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) left mined numerous historical sites in the Syrian city of Resafa, known in Byzantine times as Sergiopolis and located southwest of Raqqa, a representative of the city’s administration said.

“Only two weeks ago Resafa was under Daesh terrorists’ control, the Syrian government forces with the support of the Russian Air Force brought back to the world this ancient city, which is over 1,000 years old… The city’s gates, the citadel, the Basilica of St. Sergius… all these objects are mined,” Abdulah Vitar told reporters, referring to Takfiri group.

The official noted that the city was a center of the pilgrimage of the Raqqa province attended by tens of thousands of visitors before the war.

The danger of shelling the city still exists, since the line of contact of the Syrian army and the militants is still in 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the city, but the official expressed hope that the demining operations would start soon and the archaeologists would be able to visit the city in winter, Sputnik International reported.

FSA faction within SDF kicked out of Raqqa operation on US orders

[ALMASDARNEWS] The Quwwat al-Nukhba sub-group of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA), which fights within the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has been dismissed from any and all front-line duties in the ongoing Raqqa operation.

About one week ago, word came out that the FSA-linked group was to give up its positions within Raqqa city and retreat to the SDF’s rear areas outside the urban center. Not long after this but, contradictory reports then came in suggesting that a compromise was reached whereby the Arab faction could retain its positions within the city ‐ this was supported by some photo evidence.

However,
there's more than one way to skin a cat...
according to the latest reports, Quwwat al-Nukhba has officially withdrawn from all of its front-line positions within Raqqa city and handed them over to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Information on why the Arab militia has been booted out of the operation remains officially unclear. Nonetheless, some sources suggest that the group showed repeated incompetence during Raqqa battle, advancing quickly within the city but then withdrawing from all gains, abandoning them to ISIS, almost as soon as they were taken.
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Syrian Army’s latest East Ghouta offensive reaches deadly undesired outcome
[ALMASDARNEWS] Three soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were killed-in-action today after engaging Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
in close quarters trench warfare around the town of Rayhan in the eastern farmland of Damascus, better known as the East Ghouta.

8 images released by the Saudi-backed krazed killer group on Wednesday showed Jaish al-Islam murderous Moslems standing over the dear departed SAA soldiers after government forces launched a largely failed localized offensive on the contested town:

In an online bulletin, Jaish al-Islam also claimed to have damaged a SAA tank on this frontier although no photographic evidence was provided to back up the claim.
Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Kinnison began his slow infiltration of the sewer system...
tensions still remain high between Jaish al-Islam ‐ which occupies most of the northern and eastern parts of the East Ghouta ‐ and its rival Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) which is based in the southern and western areas.

On the other hand, the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
’s (FSA) Failaq al-Rahman has thrown everything it has into the defense of Jobar and Ayn Tarma, two large suburbs in east Damascus that have become subject to another SAA offensive which has proven far more succesful in recent weeks.

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Bloodbath ensues as massive inter-jihadist violence sweeps Idlib, Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] Full-scale war has broken out between a number of major Idlib-based murderous Moslem factions. Opposition media is indicating that the forces involved are seizing entire townships from each other throughout Idlib and Hama, even going so far as to use heavy weapons (i.e. tanks) to do so.

According to preliminary reports, the main belligerents appear to be the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group, the Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
Islamist coalition and the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA). The latter two groups have united against the former.

Earlier today, HTS attacked an Ahrar al-Sham base in the Armanaz area of northern Idlib with a vehicle borne improvised bomb (VBIED). The blast from the boom-mobile is said to have resulted in the death of three Ahrar al-Sham fighters and two civilians; furthermore, another 15 people were maimed of which at least five were Ahrar al-Sham murderous Moslems.

Bomb attacks aside, the warring factions have also engaged in seizing towns and villages from one another.

Reports say that Ahrar al-Sham took over the town of Qalat al-Madiq in the al-Ghab Plain region after forcing all HTS fighters to withdraw or face certain death. Moreover, Ahrar al-Sham also kicked HTS out of several towns and villages in the Shahshabo Mountain area of northern Hama.

Ahrar al-Sham is currently storming HTS bases at the town of Harem in northern Idlib. The two groups are also exchanging fire in the town of Salqin where both have bases. The engagement has thus far left 16 people dead, most of which are Ahrar al-Sham fighters.

HTS has for its part also delivered some heavy blows to Ahrar al-Sham.

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#2  Islam is the Religion of Peace. Everyone knows that.

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Syria Editions


ISIS troops hiding amongst civilians fearing arrests
I'd say they should be afraid of losing their scrotums if civilians find out who they are
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State members hiding between the displaced families have gone ‘hysterical’ as they feared being arrested by security troops, intelligence sources said.

The militants, according to the sources, were begging the families to hide them until they flee Mosul toward the Syrian city of Raqqa.

However, the families refused to hide these families due to the oppression they suffered. They reported about all those who belonged to the extremists that some of them reported about their sons who cooperated with these groups, the sources told AlSumaria News on Wednesday.

Despite declaring the end of battles in Mosul, some clashes still occur at west of the city, an Iraqi military source was quoted as saying.

ISIS wimmin troops arrive in Tal Afar

Tal Afar (Iraqinews.com) Women members of the Islamic State sentry teams have made a limited return to some areas of the group’s stronghold town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, a local source in Nineveh province said Wednesday.

The source told Alsumaria News that the face-veiled women were deployed around areas where foreign militants and their families reside, adding that those are in charge of searching women entering those areas.

Those women are all foreigners, and were deployed by foreign IS leaders to secure their families from possible assaults by their local power rivals as divisions grow among the group’s ranks.

IS had previously formed female squads in its vigilante teams, observing locals’ commitment to the group’s extreme religious rules.

Islamic State has held Tal Afar since 2014, when it took over a third of Iraq and Syria to establish a self-styled “caliphate”. Iraqi troops declared victory earlier this month over IS in Mosul, after more than eight months of battles to retake the city.

Tal Afar, according to statements by Iraqi government and military officials, will be the next target of military operations. So far, operations by pro-government paramilitary troops have recaptured villages surrounding the town and isolated it from the Syrian borders and the rest of the province.

ISIS executes smuggler for collaboration with Iraqi forces

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has executed one of the main smugglers in Shirqat town, north of Salahuddin, over collaboration with security troops, a local source from the province was quoted as saying.

“IS militants executed on Wednesday one of the main smugglers in the western side of Shirqat, north of Salahuddin, over cooperation with security,” the source told AlSumaria News. “The militants claimed that the execution was based on a decision from the so-called legislative court.”

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “the militants depend on group of smugglers to secure their needs from some regions that are near the western side of Shirqat.”

The execution, according to the source, “comes within rivalry among the militants to seize the smuggling trade as part of its profits are allocated to the support of the group.”

The IS terror group has a grip on key areas that link Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk governorates.

The eastern coast of Shirqat, which lies on the west bank of the Tigris river in Salahuddin province, is still under the IS control, after liberating the western coast few months ago.

In September, Iraqi army said its forces recaptured the town, located south of Mosul, after being surrounded for months by Iraqi troops and the pro-government Shi’ite militias.

13 die in mined residences in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Thirteen civilians were killed and wounded in two explosions of booby-trapped houses in western Mosul on Wednesday, a security source told Basnews.

Police captain, Amir Watheq, told Basnews that eight civilians were killed and five others were injured after returning to their booby-trapped houses in al-Najar area, west of Mosul, which was liberated two months ago.

“The two houses exploded as their owners entered them,” Watheq added, noting that the Islamic State (IS) had booby-trapped many houses in districts of western Mosul during clashes with security forces.

Security forces took the injured civilians to hospitals and prevented citizens from returning to areas that may have booby-trapped houses.

Mass grave found in Mosul

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) International observers have introduced Human Rights Watch to a site in western Mosul where Iraqi army members allegedly executed civilians, the U.S.-based organization said Wednesday as the Iraqi government grapples with accusations of human rights violations in its war against the Islamic State.

“International observers, whose evidence has proven reliable in the past, told Human Rights Watch that on July 17, 2017, at about 3:30 p.m., a shopkeeper in a neighborhood directly west of the Old City that was retaken in April from ISIS took them into an empty building and showed them a row of 17 male corpses, barefoot but in civilian dress, surrounded by pools of blood,” said a report by the organization. “They said many appeared to have been blindfolded and with their hands tied behind their back”.

According to HRW, observers quoted the shopkeeper saying he had seen the Iraqi Security Forces’ 16th Division, identifiable by their badges and vehicles, in the neighborhood four nights earlier, and that night had heard multiple gunshots coming from the area of the empty building.

“The international observers also saw soldiers from the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) in the area. They contacted Human Rights Watch by phone from the site and later shared five photos they took of the bodies,” the report read.

“As Prime Minister Abadi enjoys victory in Mosul, he is ignoring the flood of evidence of his soldiers committing vicious war crimes in the very city he’s promised to liberate,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Abadi’s victory will collapse unless he takes concrete steps to end the grotesque abuses by his own security forces.”

Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State in Mosul earlier this month, ending a three-year occupation by the militant group. But as the military campaign against IS continued from October 2016 to July 11th, human rights groups have regularly urged Baghdad to investigate human rights violations by the Iraqi forces and allied paramilitaries against civilians from opposing religious sects and others suspected of having links with IS.

PM Abadi has consistently defended his troops and supporting militias against wrongdoing claims, even urging rights groups to heed integrity in their reporting.

5 refugees found dead of thirst in Hasakah

Hasakah (Syria News) Five displaced persons died of thirst, yesterday, after fleeing from the Islamic State-held areas to the southern countryside of Hasakah, local sources told Qasioun News on Wednesday.

The sources said that three women and two children died of thirst when the drinking water ran out of them, after fleeing the Islamic State-held areas to the southern countryside of Hasakah.

Thousands of civilians flee from the areas held by the radical Islamic State group, due to the ongoing air strikes carried out by Russian and US warplanes, since the beginning of Raqqa offensive.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State militants are preventing civilians from leaving their territory and imposing sanctions, which could lead to the execution of the “smugglers” who move civilians out of the IS-held areas to the areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, north of Raqqa and south of Hasakah.
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