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IS cuts ears of 23 elements who fled battles in Western Nineveh
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Afghanistan
Airstrike eliminates main ISIS hideout in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An important hideout of the gunnies affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was eliminated in an Arclight airstrike carried out 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 officials, the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Achin district of Nangarhar.

The officials further added that the terror group also lost at least eight gunnies in the Arclight airstrike.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the Arclight airstrike and said the main hideout of the terror group was targeted in Wach Kot area.

The statement further added that the hideout of the terror group was totally destroyed in the Arclight airstrike but no casualties or property damage was incurred to the local residents.

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

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

Both the Afghan and US forces conducted regular strikes against the loyalists of the terror group in this province.

The increased raids, usually involving dronezaps, by the US forces followed a broader role granted by the B.O. regime earlier last year.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
LNA says last Benghazi militants all wearing suicide vests
[Libya Herald] The Libyan National Army (LNA) claimed today that the surviving bandidos gunnies in Benghazi’s Sidi Akribesh area are wearing boom jackets.

A Saiqa Special Forces
...Libya's elite army unit, insofar as they have one, formed from a mixture of paratroopers and commandos. The group emerged from a militia with the same name in 2010. It now numbers a few thousand and reports to the Ministry of Defence. It deployed in Benghazi in an attempt to control the carnage. As a result, it has been attacked and several of its officers murdered. The force is popular in Benghazi for its stance against Ansar al-Sharia group...
front man said that the bandidos gunnies had now been confined to a single building which contained a butchers, a shoe store and a coffee shop.

"Most of the terrorist elements trapped in the area" said the front man, "are wearing boom belts for fear of being caught alive because of the lack of space between us and them".

The LNA’s is continuing to struggle to defeat the last remaining bandidos gunnies 22 days after armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter announced final victory

Meanwhile the explosives that the bandidos gunnies left behind them as they retreated through Suq al-Hout and Sabri are still claiming victims. The latest was 33 year old Egyptian Shaaban Mohammed Ferghali who is reported to have stood on a landmine today in Sabri. He was taken to Jalaa hospital where his condition was this evening described as stable.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [374 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  So even a grazing wound will likely be terminal.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2017 9:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Depends on where there's a deadman'so switch or not.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/29/2017 11:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Shoot one and watch the rest go off
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2017 12:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Shoot one and watch the rest go off\

Ooohhh! Domino effect! I hope someone video this and post it in YouTube.

Bang! Bang! Boom! Pop! Kaboom! Pow! Splosh! Bang!
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 07/29/2017 13:27 Comments || Top||

#5  What about one of these Russian thermite grenades?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2017 13:30 Comments || Top||

#6  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2017 18:01 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi forces kill 40 Houthi militants off Jazan
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
's joint forces killed at least 40 Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
turbans off Jazan, on Friday, with the support of Apache helicopters.

Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the Saudi forces had information in the past few days about attempts by Houthi militias and the forces of ousted Saleh to mobilize turbans in the Yemeni governorates opposite the Saudi border.

These turbans have been under constant surveillance over the last few days.

The Saudi forces were able to lure the Houthi turbans to enter within their target range to destroy those groups.

The four-hour military operations were carried out opposite al-Khashl, al-Fadna and al-Malhama mountains, by Apache helicopters and Saudi artillery.

Saudi rockets targeted Houthi strongholds in places where they camped at the border of Saada province.

Military sources confirmed that Saudi forces had killed at least 40 turbans and destroyed several of their military vehicles.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Suspected Gulshan attack planner Rashed arrested in Natore
[Dhaka Tribune] Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rashedul Islam alias Rash, suspected to be a coordinator and one of the key planners of the Gulshan attack, has been tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
from NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
re.

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, Police headquarters, Bogra and NATOre police jointly conducted drives and arrested him from the Shingra Bus Stand area around 5am on Friday.

Bogra Additional Superintendent of Police Arifur Rahman Mondol confirmed the matter.

DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said Rashed was brought to Dhaka on Friday evening and he would be placed before the court for a remand prayer on Saturday.

According to CTTC sources, Rashed was very close to Tamim Chowdhury, who criminal masterminded the Gulshan terror attack and was killed in a Narayanganj den.

The sources claimed that Rashed was involved in the arms supply and planning of the attack, as well as in the reconnaissance of the attack location at the Holey Artisan Bakery. He left home in 2016.

Locals of Kanchanpur village in Manda upazila of Naogaon district, where Rashed’s house was said to be located, said that he was known to them under the name Aslam Ali Mohon.

They added that Rashed and his family had left the area around seven years ago, after his father Abdus Salam had been convicted in a cheque fraud case.

Rashed’s paternal uncle Abul Kalam, who still lives in their village home, confirmed to the Dhaka Tribune that Rashed’s father had been absconding since he was sentenced to a year in prison by a Naogaon court for the cheque fraud case, while his family had moved to Rajshahi.

Kalam added that locals had thought Rashed had died in crossfire with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) about two years ago, though the picture of the dear departed shown by RAB at the time did not match.

He further said that Rashed had been known to be a good boy, and there had been no indication that he would become radicalised. Rashed completed his SSC at a local school in Kanchanpur and had been admitted for HSC at a college in Rajshahi.

Manda Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Mahbub Alam said that Rashed had no previous history of crime according to their records, though his father is indeed listed as an absconding convict in a cheque fraud case.

Rashed’s mother Nasima Khatoon refused to identify the arrested youth as her son until she saw him face to face or a photo.

"My son is Aslam Ali Mohon, not Rashed," she said

She added that her son had been missing from his rented mess in Rajshahi since early June, 2016.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia arrests 7 for 'preparing' fresh Saint Petersburg attacks
[AlAhram] Russia's FSB security agency said Friday it had detained seven nationals from Central Asia who were "preparing terrorist attacks" in Saint Petersburg, which suffered a metro bombing in April.

Those held were suspected of planning to hit "the railway system and major public gathering places" in Russia's second city, the FSB said in a statement.

Russia has stepped up security since a suicide kaboom in the Saint Petersburg subway killed 15 and injured dozens on April 3. The alleged perpetrator, Akbarjon Djalilov, was a 22-year-old Russian citizen who was born in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. The bombing was claimed by a little-known group, the Imam Shamil Battalion, which experts say is linked to al-Qaeda.

Jihadists including the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group have repeatedly threatened to attack Russia over its intervention in Syria on the side of leader Bashir al-Assad. Citizens of Central Asia have been prominent among imported muscle who headed to Syria and Iraq to fight for jihadist groups.

Russia hosts large populations of mainly migrant workers from ex-Communist Central Asia and they face frequent harassment and discrimination in the country.

The Russian security services regularly announce that they have thwarted plans for attacks. The prosecutor's office said Friday that twelve attacks have been foiled on Russian soil since the beginning of the year, state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2017 00:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
UPDATED: Hamburg stabbing by connected Islamist motivated by ‘hate,’ mayor says
More on this article from yesterday. BLUF: Sudden Jihad Syndrome attack by 1) a known Islamist who 2) was a rejected asylum seeker. He was born in the United Arab Emirates, and so 3) not eligible for asylum or refugee status to begin with, but 4) could not be sent back because he had thrown away his papers. There are probably thousands like him, but at least the locals now respond to such nonsense by beating the attacker with chairs instead of cowering in corners while waiting for the police to handle it.
[IsraelTimes] Knife-wielding attacker kills one, wounds 6 while shouting ’Allahu Akbar’ in supermarket attack in German city

A "vicious" knife attack that left one dead and six maimed in the north German city Hamburg Friday was motivated by "hate", mayor Olaf Scholz said, although he stopped short of declaring it a terrorist incident.

"I am outraged by the vicious attack that killed at least one Hamburger today," he said.
Update at 9:40 a.m.:
From Deutsche Welle:
The website of the Spiegel news magazine said the individual was named Ahmad A., who had arrived in Germany seeking asylum and had contact with the Islamist scene, as well as a history of drug use and mental health problems.
From The Local - Germany:
Officials said Ahmad A.had not filed an appeal against Germany's decision to reject his asylum application. In fact, he had helped to obtain documents to facilitate his departure from Germany. On the day of the attack, he had even gone to the authorities to ask if the identify papers had arrived. Police chief Ralf Meyer said the suspect was "almost exemplary" in this aspect.

Heavily armed police who searched a Hamburg asylum seekers' shelter where the man lived did not find any weapons.

At the asylum shelter in a leafy suburb, the suspect's neighbour, who gave his name only as Mohamed, described him as "very intelligent".

"He was always helping other asylum seekers with their paperwork," the 31-year-old Syrian refugee told AFP.

But in recent weeks, he "had a crisis, he bought Islamist clothes and read the Koran very loudly in his room".

"And three weeks after Ramadan, he had another crisis. He started to drink heavily and smoke joints... he was sad that his mother was ill and that his asylum request was rejected," recounted Mohamed.

Beatrix von Storch of the Islamophobic populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) had stronger words, writing on Twitter that "before Mrs Merkel tweets again that this is 'beyond comprehension': this has something to do with Islam. Comprehend that once and for all!"

AfD's support has fallen back in polling since the height of the migrant crisis, but the party remains on course to clear the threshold of five percent of the vote to enter parliament for the first time [in September elections].
And the Independent is damning:
Hamburg's state interior minister, Andy Grote, said the man was a rejected Palestinian asylum seeker born in the United Arab Emirates. He said the unnamed attacker was known to have been radicalised but had not been considered dangerous and his motive remained unclear.

Torsten Voss, head of the Hamburg branch of the domestic intelligence agency, said officials interviewed the man and came away with the impression that he was a “destabilised personality” but not someone who posed an immediate threat.

Ralf Martin Meyer, the chief of the city’s police force, said that while initial findings showed the attacker had acted alone it could not be completely ruled out that he had accomplices.
Golly. More people to arrest and not deport.
Kathrin Hennings, from the state police office, said the perpetrator bought bread from the supermarket before leaving and boarding a bus, but quickly returned, took a knife from a shelf, unwrapped it and launched the attack without warning.

Officials said the man travelled to Germany from Norway
How long did he live in Norway, and in what capacity?
and initially lived in Dortmund in 2015, before being relocated to Hamburg.​ Dortmund is one of several known centres of jihadi networks in Germany and was the home of Boban Simeonovic, a leading figure in an Isis-linked group found to be radicalising young men and sending them to fight in Syria.

Anis Amri, the Isis supporter who killed 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market, spent time in Dortmund and was mentored by Simeonovic before his arrest in November. Amri attended classes at Simeonovic’s “Madrasa Dortmund”, which taught radical ideology and trained jihadis for combat in Syria.

A police informant within the network told officials the would-be attacker wanted to do “something here” in November 2015 – eight months after the Hamburg attacker arrived in Dortmund.

Simeonovic is one of five alleged members of the network currently in custody for terror offences carried out as part of a network headed by a Iraqi preacher known as Abu Walaa, who was classified as a “representative of the Islamic State in Germany” and travelled to mosques across the country.

The Hamburg attacker's suspected radicalisation was first reported to authorities in August 2016, by a friend who was concerned about a sudden change to his personality that saw him stop drinking and start talking about the Quran, while deportation was delayed by a lack of identification papers.

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Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [496 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "Hate" is not an enemy...neither is "terror".

How much more of this nonsense before we finally name an *enemy*?
Posted by: Crusader || 07/29/2017 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect "we" have named the enemy. That the bigs and the journos haven't means less. After all, intel, even in Sweden, doesn't seem to be sniffing around Lootran churches.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 07/29/2017 6:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Furthermore, he was bad!
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/29/2017 8:41 Comments || Top||

#4  A Hamburger eh? At least it wasn't a Berliner.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/29/2017 13:40 Comments || Top||

#5  "The witnesses slightly injured the attacker while they were overpowering him, before handing him over to police."
There's a problem right there. He should have been severely injured, not slightly, before the police arrived. Now, he will be treated, coddled, and probably have his asylum request fast tracked.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/29/2017 17:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Now I'm hungry, Shipman. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2017 19:21 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
'Partners in hate’ get prison for anti-Semitic firebombings
The mills of justice ground slowly in this case. India-West has more of the ugly details here.
[IsraelTimes] New Jersey men Anthony Graziano and Aakash Dalal incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
for 35 years for attacks in 2011 and 2012 on synagogues, rabbi’s home


Two New Jersey men convicted in the Molotov cocktailing of North Jersey synagogues in 2011 and 2012 were each sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Anthony Graziano and Aakash Dalal
...who half a decade ago were merely an Indian-American college boy and his high school buddy with some nasty habits...
were charged on a 30-count indictment in 2013 with arson and bias-related incidents that occurred from December 2011 to January 2012 in the Bergen County towns of Paramus, Rutherford, Maywood and Hackensack, according to NorthJersey.com, which reported their sentencing Friday.

Aakash Dalal of Lodi was convicted last November for vandalizing and Molotov cocktailing synagogues and a rabbi’s home in 2012. He was convicted by a Bergen County court on 16 other counts, including conspiracy to commit arson, attempted arson, bias intimidation, possession of a weapon and possession of a destructive device.

Dalal, a former student at Rutgers University, was incarcerated
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in March 2012. Dalal has been called the criminal mastermind behind the attacks and did not actually participate in them.

Graziano, his former high school classmate, also was found guilty of terrorism and 19 other counts in May 2016 for the attacks.

The two, both in their 20s, were sentenced together because they worked as a partnership, Brian Sinclair, an assistant Bergen County prosecutor, told NorthJersey.com.

"They saw the world with the same set of eyes. They saw Jewish people not as people but as subhuman and like reptiles," Sinclair said. "They were partners in hate, intimidation and crime."

In one attack, Molotov cocktails thrown at Congregation Beth El in Rutherford set fire to a bedroom in the synagogue residence where the rabbi’s family lived. The rabbi, Nosson Schuman, was injured. He lives in the residence with his wife, five children and his parents, who were sleeping at the time.

At two other synagogues, Graziano spray-painted anti-Semitic epithets, including swastikas and "Jews Did 9/11." Graziano allegedly was scared off an attack by an increased police presence.

The men also were charged with the January 2012 Molotov cocktailing of Temple K’hal Adath Jeshurun in Paramus and the attempted arson four days later of the Jewish Community Center of Paramus. The bias intimidation offenses related to Temple Beth Israel in Maywood and Temple Beth El in Hackensack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/29/2017 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
42 suspected facilitators arrested in Punjab: ISPR
[DAWN] As Operation Khyber-4 continues in Khyber Agency
... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though...
, 110 square kilometres of Rajgal Valley have been cleared, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday, with over 40 suspected controllers of snuffies tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in Punjab.

The army's public relations wing said that a number of terrorist hideouts in the area had been "dismantled" and improved bombs neutralised, adding that "forces [are] searching cleared areas of Wucha Wana, Bagh, Ziarat Sereh and Pak Darra."

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

Rangers, along with the Counter-Terrorism Department Punjab and police conducted operations against snuffies and their controllers in the province, ISPR said, adding that 42 suspects had been arrested in Islamabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi over the past 48 hours.

"The apprehended individuals are suspected of providing harbouring places to snuffies in the suburbs of Lahore and Islamabad," the ISPR handout said.

The army announced the launch of Operation Khyber-4 to "wipe out terrorists" in Rajgal Valley under Radd-ul-Fasaad earlier this month.

Khyber-4 seeks to target terrorist hideouts in what ISPR called "the most critical area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas".

Since the launch of Operation RuF, the army has launched 46 major operations in the country and over 9,000 intelligence-based operations (IBOs).

According to ISPR, incidents of terrorism in Pakistain have shown a marked drop over the three-year period from 2014-2017, from a high of 269 incidents in February 2014, to two incidents in June 2017.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Nawaz’s party picks Shahbaz Sharif to be Pakistan’s next prime minister
[Dhaka Tribune] Pakistain’s ruling Moslem League-Nawaz (PML-N) has finalised name of Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif
...Pak dynastic politician, brother of PM Nawaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab...
to replace Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
as prime minister of the country.

According to Geo News, the decision was taken at a meeting of the ruling party after Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister.

Citing sources, the TV channel said the meeting left the final decision to choose the new candidate for the coveted post to Nawaz Sharif.

Shahbaz Sharif will be put to a vote in the National Assembly, a rubber stamp affair as the PML-N holds a strong majority in the house.

The young Sharif is currently chief minister of powerful Punjab province, the Sharif family stronghold. He would have to step down from that role and be elected to the National Assembly before he was eligible to become prime minister.

That will require a party loyalist to resign from his seat in the national parliament, sparking a hasty vote that Shahbaz would contest on the PML-N ticket.

Shahbaz is considered more intelligent but less charismatic than his older brother.

He has controlled Punjab, Pakistain’s most populous and prosperous province, for much of the last decade, presiding over a series of big ticket infrastructure projects, including Pakistain’s first metro bus service.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Fredo
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2017 12:05 Comments || Top||

#2  As long as it stays in the family
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2017 13:26 Comments || Top||


Iraq
IS cuts ears of 23 elements who fled battles in Western Nineveh
[Iraq News] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
has cut the ears of 23 of its elements over charges of "cowardice" and leaving the fighting fronts, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

A local source told Alsumaria that a judge of the krazed killer group’s so-called sharia court issued a decision to cut the ears of 23 IS elements who fled the battles west of Nineveh governorate, noting that the punished elements were local residents.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that the group executed the judgment in a court in the town of Tal Afar (55km west of Nineveh). The group cut the upper part of the elements’ ears before taking them to prison.

Tal Afar, held by IS since 2014, has become the group’s most outstanding haven in Nineveh after Death Eaters lost their largest bastion, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, to Iraqi forces earlier this month.

Since Iraqi government forces launched offensives to retake areas held by IS in 2014, the group has reportedly imposed various punishments on members whom they believed were delinquent on the battlefield.

Earlier this month, the Iraqi government declared victory over IS in Mosul, ending nearly nine months of battles, and said recently that Tal Afar would be the next target.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [479 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The Islamic State has cut the ears of 23 of its elements over charges of "cowardice" and leaving the fighting fronts, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

It's going to be hard to follow orders unless ISIS is good at miming its orders.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2017 16:57 Comments || Top||

#2  So they can't hear the laughter.
Posted by: Glaique Snearong9076 || 07/29/2017 22:42 Comments || Top||


Security kill 4 suicide bombers, fifth kills whole family in Anbar
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces killed four jacket wallahs while a fifth one killed a whole family west of Anbar, a senior army commander said Friday.

Qassem al-Mohammadi, head of the army’s al-Jazeera Operations, said in statements that security forces, backed by Tribal Mobilization troops, trapped five suicide bombers in al-Baghdadi region (90 Km west of Ramadi).

"The suiciders sneaked into al-Baghdadi through the desert, four of them were killed, while a fifth one went kaboom! inside a house, killing a whole family of six, two parents and four children," Mohammadi stated.

Government and tribal forces have occasionally repelled attacks by suicide bombers in Baghdadi ad Doulab regions, with the encounters usually leaving civilian casualties.

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....
has held the towns of Annah, Rawa and Qaim, on Anbar’s borders with Syria, since 2014, when they occupied a third of Iraq to proclaim an "Islamic Caliphate". So far, there has not been a wide-scale campaign to retake those regions, but occasional offensives managed to take over several surrounding villages.

The Iraqi government declared victory over IS in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the group’s former capital in Iraq, earlier this month, and said it was going to proceed towards other group holdouts.

The Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that though the Joint Operations Command gives "special attention" to the liberation of Tal Afar as the next target, troops can launch simultaneous operations also targeting IS havens west of Anbar.

On Thursday, Iraqi warplanes dropped millions of messages telling locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State infighting leaves many members dead in Kirkuk
[Iraq News] Several 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....
members were killed and maimed after internal splits ignited infighting among the bandidos turbans in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
a security source was quoted saying Friday.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that violent armed festivities erupted Friday between IS members from Haija and others positioned in Abbassi region (35 Km southwest of Kirkuk), leaving many dead and injured.

"The festivities took place over disagreements regarding the distribution of ranks and allegiance to Baghdadi," the source said, referring to the group’s supreme leader 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...
Hawija and other neighboring areas in southwest Kirkuk have been under Islamic State control since 2014, when the group emerged to proclaim an Islamic "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria.

Occasional reports have spoken about internal divisions, clash of ranks and dissent attempts among Islamic State members as Iraqi troops made victories in their campaigns targeting IS holdouts. There had also been occasional liquidations of IS leaders which some reports linked to disputes among the murderous Moslems.
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#1  Popcorn?
Posted by: Pappy || 07/29/2017 13:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Aah ! Now there's a social bomb we hadn't considered.

Oh wait ... we invented it , it's called gee-had !
Posted by: Dron || 07/29/2017 23:12 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Two Palestinian lads killed attacking soldiers in Gaza and West Bank, but Temple Mount peaceful
[IsraelTimes] Health officials in Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,-ruled enclave say 16-year-old was shot by Israeli soldiers

A Paleostinian teenager was reportedly killed during festivities between protesters and IDF soldiers along the Gazoo border fence on Friday. The Israeli military said violent festivities broke out in several areas near the security fence as soldiers tried to prevent damage to the structure. The army said soldiers opened fire on a number of protesters leading the disturbances and was looking into the reported death.

The Health Ministry in Gazoo, ruled by the Paleostinian terror group Hamas, said Abdulrahman Abu Hmeisa, 16, was killed in the festivities east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gazoo Strip.

Earlier on Friday, a Paleostinian man who tried to stab Israeli soldiers at the Gush Etzion Junction was rubbed out, the Israeli military said. The Paleostinian arrived at the scene armed with a knife and ran toward IDF soldiers," the army said in a statement. "Forces fired shots at the assailant. No injuries to IDF forces were reported."

The assailant was identified by Paleostinian media as Abdullah Takaatka, 24, from Bethlehem.

Paleostinian rioting was reported on Friday in several locations in the West Bank, including in nearby Bethlehem and Hebron.

Prayers in and around the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, however, ended peacefully.

On Friday, extra police and border guard officers were deployed to Jerusalem hotspots, and the military beefed up its presence in the West Bank, a week after heavy festivities in the capital and West Bank left five Paleostinians dead and saw a Paleostinian terrorist stab to death three Israelis at their Shabbat meal in the West Bank settlement of Halamish.
The view from the Arab world on one of the day's events:
Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attempt
[Al Jazeera] A Paleostinian has been rubbed out after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli soldiers north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army reported the incident on Friday, but added that none of its soldiers were maimed.

The Israeli army published a picture of the man's identity card. It showed that the alleged attacker was 24- year-old Abdullah Taqatqa from Bethlehem.

Paleostinian witnesses told local media that "Israeli forces shot at him while he was around 20 metres away from them" and that Taqatqa "didn't have any type of knife with him or any kind of weapon".

The incident occurred at the Gush Etzion junction near a large bloc of Israeli settlements south of Bethlehem.

It comes amid soaring tensions between Israeli authorities and Paleostinians over discriminatory restrictions in place at al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
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Southeast Asia
Nine Philippine troops injured in BIFF blast
[Inquirer] Nine Philippine troops were wounded when Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters set off an improvised explosive device in Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao on Friday evening.

Maguindanao police provincial director Agustin Tello, said soldiers were passing by a dirt road in Barangay Pidsandawan when the explosion occurred. Tello said the infantry men were on their way to the battalion command post in Barangay Zapakan, also in Rajah Buayan, when the blast took place.

After the explosion, armed men positioned nearby opened fire on the government troops. Outnumbered and injured, the soldiers returned fire as they sped off.

Abu Misri Mama, speaking for the BIFF, later claimed that his group, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, was behind the ambush. He said none of their men was harmed in the brief exchange of fire with the fleeing soldiers.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters


Only sixty Maute militants left in Marawi
[Inquirer] The Philippine military says only about 60 Maute militants are still fighting in a bloody siege of southern Marawi city that has left 630 people dead, including more than 470 gunmen, and dragged on for more than two months.

Military spokesman Restituto Padilla said Friday that most of the rebel leaders are believed to still be with the main group of gunmen fighting in an area less than one square kilometer.

Troops and police have arrested 59 men suspected of being on their way to reinforce the Marawi insurgents. The suspects were flown under heavy guard Friday to the Department of Justice in Manila, where they denied before prosecutors that they meant to back up the Maute militants.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)


Philippines: Troops 'kill four communist rebels'
[Al Jazeera] Troops in the Philippines have killed four communist rebels during festivities in the eastern part of the country, a regional police spokesperson said.

The slain fighters included a regional commander of the New People's Army, the armed wing of the rebel group known as the Communist Party of the Philippines, police superintendent Nonito Marquez said on Friday.

No casualties were reported on the military side, Marquez said.

The soldiers were on patrol when they encountered about 30 rebels in a village in the province of Sorsogon, 383 kilometres south-east of Manila, he said.

The firefight marked the latest clash between communist rebels and government forces since President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped peace talks after a series of attacks by the rebels.

Government troops are also fighting in the southern Philippines against hundreds of fighters allied with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIS, also known as ISIS) who have laid siege to Marawi City since May 23.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Roadside bomb injures two Thai border policemen
[Bangkok Post] Two Thai border patrol policemen treated for shrapnel injuries after a roadside bomb blast in Narathiwat province on Wednesday evening were re-admitted to hospital on Thursday morning. The pair were released shortly after receiving treatment at a hospital.

They were members of an eight-man unit patroling a road in Rueso district where the bomb went off. The others escaped uninjured.

The bomb was concealed in a bush along the roadside and detonated by radio. The blast left a crater about 50 centimeters deep and a meter wide. Investigators found a spot about 30m off the road where the bombers were believed to have waited for the patrol unit to arrive and then detonated the bomb.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russian jets pound last ISIL stronghold in southeast Raqqa as Syrian forces mobilize
[ALMASDARNEWS] The bombardment of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s (ISIS) last stronghold in the southeastern countryside of al-Raqqa has begun, as Russian jets pound the terrorist group’s positions.

Russian jets flying out of the Homs Governorate carried out more than ten Arclight airstrikes already today, hitting the Islamic State’s positions inside the town of Ma’adan.

With the Syrian Army and Raqqawi tribes now within 4km of Ma’adan, the Russian Air Force has turned their attention to this town in order to weaken the terrorist group’s fortifications.
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Swedish ISIL terrorist blows himself up in Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Swedish member of the so-called Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of the Levant (ISIS) drove a vehicle filled with explosives into the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) defenses this week, the terrorist group’s official media wing claimed on July 26th.
Ja, sure! We wuz wonderin' what happened to Ole.
Abu Farouq al-Sweidi, a Swedish national, carried out the suicide kaboom against the SDF fighters south of Raqqa City, allegedly killing 11 military personnel in the process.

While the corpse count is unknown, the Islamic State has confirmed via their official media wing that the man driving the vehicle into the SDF’s positions was in fact Abu Farouq al-Sweidi.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The local authorities reported it as 'perpetration of martyrdom' .

Like saying 'Michael Jackson loved his kids just too much!'
Posted by: Dron || 07/29/2017 23:32 Comments || Top||


US-backed rebel commander defects to Syrian Army
[ALMASDARNEWS] The commander of one of the US-backed rebel groups in southern Syria has defected to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), opposition activists reported via social media.

Abu al-Hos, a military commander in Jaish Mughawir al-Thoura, allegedly defected to the Syrian Arab Army in the Badiya area of rural Damascus, taking several fighters and vehicles with him.

If true, Abu al-Hos’ defection will be the highest level defection from the US-backed rebel forces during the Syrian War.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Lebanese Army intensifies attack against ISIL terrorists in Ras Ba’albak
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Lebanese Army carried out a series of attacks against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) forces occupying the Ras Ba’albak area near the Syrian border-crossing today.

Using heavy artillery, the Lebanese Army began targeting the Islamic State’s positions after discovering the terrorist group’s movements around the Jaroud Qa’a and Ras Ba’albak areas of the Beqa’a Governorate.

The Lebanese Army has been mobilizing their forces in the Ras Ba’albak area lately, as they prepare to expel the Islamic State forces from this region once and for all.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS overruns, destroys Kurdish base in Hasakah
[ALMASDARNEWS] ISIS propaganda has released images from an apparently successful raid by the jihadist faction against a forward base belonging to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the southern countryside of Hasakah Governorate.

The assault on the Kurdish base appears to have been part of a tactical operation carried out by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Lions of Islam during today’s early-dawn hours.

As far as the images show, it appears ISIS mustered a platoon-sized raiding force, mounted it into makeshift armored personnel carriers and then attacked the unsuspecting Kurdish outpost.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Russian airpower annihilates ISIS command base and fuel station in Homs, Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) have carried out two raids against strategic military infrastructures belonging to the ISIS terrorist group.

The Arclight airstrikes were carried out either today or yesterday and involved the targeting of an ISIS command base in eastern Homs Governorate (first raid shown) and of a fuel station belonging to the terrorist group in the countryside of Deir Ezzor Governorate (second raid shown).

With major pro-government offensives ongoing in both aforementioned Syrian provinces, the RuAF is playing out its usual role by attacking strategic assets of ISIS via deep raids with the objective of disrupting the jihadist faction’s front-line operations, particularly in regards to command and logistical capabilities.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US hits Iran with fresh sanctions over space launch
[Al Jazeera] The US has hit Iran with new sanctions in response to its launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space.

The ballistic missiles sanctions, announced on Friday, target six Iranian subsidiaries of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, which the US treasury department says is "central" to Iran's ballistic missiles programme.

On Thursday, Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit.

The same day, Iranian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
showed footage of the firing of the rocket, mounted on a launchpad, carrying pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Theocratic Republic, and Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Iran successfully tested a rocket

Destructive testing you say?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2017 9:41 Comments || Top||



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