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Four arrested in plot to bomb plane over Sydney
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Afghanistan
Foreign Forces Deployed To Farah Province
[Tolo News] A number of foreign troops have been deployed to Farah province to support Afghan cops in the fight against Lion of Islams, local officials said on Friday.

Farah governor's front man Nasir Mehri confirmed the report and said a number of U.S. and Italian troops arrived at Farah city airport on Thursday.

Mehri said that troops will support Afghan cops in ground and from air operations in combat against Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and other Lion of Islam groups.

He did not speak about the number of the troops but sources said that 120 soldiers deployed to the province.

This come after early this year around 200 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...
soldiers, mainly Italians, have been deployed to Afghanistan's volatile western province of Farah after attempts by Taliban fighters in recent months to overrun its capital city.

The Pentagon recently said it would deploy some 300 U.S. Marines to the southern province of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, where American forces engaged in heated combat until their mission ended in 2014.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


10 Helmand Policemen Reportedly Killed In Taliban Attack
[Tolo News] At least 10 police force members were killed in a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attack in Nawa district in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, sources said on Saturday.

According to the sources Taliban attacked a police check post in Samad Square in Nawa district on Friday night, killing 10 coppers.

Provincial governor front man Omar Zwak however confirmed that two coppers were killed and 10 others were maimed in the attack.

Zwak said Taliban has also sustained casualties in the ambush. However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
he did not give details in this respect.
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab militants ambush Jubilee campaign team in Kenya
[SHABELLENEWS] Suspected al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
murderous Moslems have hijacked a branded Jubilee Party campaign vehicle in Mandera county.

Sources said the murderous Moslems ambushed the vehicle belonging to an MCA aspirant in Kotulo ward, at Falama area near the Kenya-Somalia border on Friday, July 28.

Mandera South Police boss Charles Chacha confirmed the incident and said the driver and passenger are missing after the ambush.

"We received a report of hijacking of a vehicle that was returning to Bore Hole 11 town after dropping party supporters at Falama area near Kenya-Somalia border and the rescue operation is underway," he said.

Chacha said a rescue operation by the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) is underway.

"The issue has been taken over by our military inside Somalia where we believe it was commandeered to but the driver and another passenger are yet to be found," Chacha said.

According to the police, the vehicle had dropped several supporters of Mandera Governor Ali Roba who had attended a political rally in Kotulo town the previous day.

The latest incident is the second time al-Shabaab murderous Moslems have hijacked a Jubilee Party vehicle in Mandera.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


KDF jets carry out airstrike on Al shabaab base in Somalia
[SHABELLENEWS] A minister in Jubbaland state said Kenyan military jets have launched Friday night an Arclight airstrike against Al shabaab base near Garbaharey, the regional captal of Gedo region.

Mohammed Abdikalil, the state minister of security for Jubbaland has confirmed that the air raid took place at Al shabaab-held area near Garbaharey, and has killed several bad boys.

The residents in Kulbis, a small town located about 20Km north of Garbaharey said they heard loud kabooms, presumed to the bombardment of the Kenya air force warplanes.

However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
the the exact number of the casualties as result of the aerial attack was not immediately known, according to the locals, who spoke to Radio Shabelle by phone.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Tahouna bombed after Suq Al-Khamis youth rise up against Kani brigade
[Libya Herald] There was a massive turnout today in Souk El Khamis Emsihel, between Tarhouna and Gasr Ben Gashir, for the funerals of four young men from the town killed yesterday in festivities with Tahouna’s notorious Kani brigade. The fighting was over control of the town’s cement works.

While it was taking place yesterday, there were reports of Arclight airstrikes over Tarhouna. A camp where the brigade keeps its tanks and heavy weaponry was said to have been hit and two people killed.

An official from the air academy in Misrata has denied that any aircraft based there were used in the attak. It is thought that an Egyptian air force plane may have been involved.

The fighting at Suq al-Khamies started on Thursday evening after a group of local youth earlier in the day forced members of the Kani brigade to leave the local cement works, one of Libya’s largest.

The brigade took control of it two years ago, and have reportedly been pocketing all the profits. These are said to be worth LD 100,000 a month.

Having been ejected on Thursday morning, the Kani brigade returned on Thursday evening with tanks, armed vehicles and other heavy weaponry. Fighting then continued until around midday yesterday. According to local sources, in addition to the four local youths killed, six others were captured and taken to Tarhouna. Some were said to have been maimed.

Suq al-Khamies today was quiet, with the Kani brigade fully in control of it and the cement works.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


‘Leading Benghazi militant commander’ captured
[Libya Herald] A man said to be one of Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
’s top commanders in Benghazi’s Sidi Akhribesh before it finally fell is now in the hands of the Libyan National Army.

Ibrahim Bunuwara has appeared in a photo posted online by dressed in blue, beside notorious 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...
commander Mahmoud Warfali, who has repeatedly appeared in apparent execution videos of captives. The most recent one went viral earlier this week.

In an unusual development, though, it appears that he was not captured in Benghazi or anywhere in the east but in Khoms, west of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
where he had fled. It is not clear how he was then moved to Benghazi. There are suggestions that he was sent with the knowledge and approval of Misratan forces who want

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia

#1  Also known as 'Viral Mohmoud'.
Posted by: Dron || 07/30/2017 1:21 Comments || Top||


LNA plane crashes in Derna; growing tensions after pilot reportedly executed
[Libya Herald] There is concern over the fate of the two-man crew of a MiG-21 belonging to the Libyan National Army (LNA) which crashed today in the Duhr al-Hamr area south west of Derna. Reports that the pilot, named as Colonel Adel Jehani, was then shot after he was captured by the mujahideen, have been made the LNA who are now treating him as a martyr. They appear to have been confirmed by the mujahideen’s own front man.

The fate of the co-pilot, named as Waeel Waqwaq, is unknown.

Both were reported to have ejected safely but then captured by the Derna mujahideen who claim to have shot down the plane.

According to a source in Derna, both Jehani and Waqwaq were seen alive in the town after the crash but that after the Mujahideen accused him of previous Arclight airstrikes, he was shot.

Mujahideen front man Mohammed Mansouri also confirmed that the pair had been tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
and were in good health. But he then posted that Jihani had been killed. He later posted that this was in retribution for Arclight airstrikes that had killed women and kiddies.

It is reported that the LNA’s Omar Mukhtar operations room, which is in charge of moves to wrest control of Derna from the holy warriors, has now intensified its siege of the town, stopping any movement, in or out, at the surrounding checkpoints. The LNA is calling for vengeance and saying that it will not move to crush the mujahideen.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  My scorecard accidently got tossed out in a housecleaning by Mrs. JohnQC. Again, who are the mujahideen and LNA in Libya? And why should we care?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/30/2017 10:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Ask and ye shall receive. From Wikipedia:

The Libyan National Army is the national armed force of Libya, comprising the ground forces, the air force and the navy. It was established by the Libyan government after the first Libyan civil war (2011), as Libya's previous national army was defeated by the uprising and NATO and was disbanded.

In the ongoing Second Libyan Civil War (2014–present), the Libyan National Army is loyal to the legislative body in Tobruk, the Libyan House of Representatives, internationally recognised until October 2015. It therefore fights against the Islamist Libya Dawn, the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries and the Islamic State in Libya.

At the beginning of the Second Libyan Civil War, the army was split between Khalifa Haftar's "anti-terrorist" faction, which acted largely independently, and Abdulsalam al-Obaidi's "legalist" faction which relied on orders from political authorities. In 2014, the Council of Deputies appointed Khalifa Haftar commander of the whole army, re-uniting the two factions. Abdulrazek Al Nadoori is chief of staff.

In the case of the many armed groups in Libya, they do not belong to the Libyan National Army unless they pledge allegiance to it. Many armed groups that exist in areas outside the control of the Council of Deputies and the Libyan National Army accept government funding and openly exert authority associated with official forces, while not have a commitment to obey the Libyan National Army hierarchy or the government. As the Second Libyan Civil War progresses, armed groups are increasingly condemned by the Council of Deputies and have been branded illegal.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2017 16:43 Comments || Top||

#3  :) Thank you T.W.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/30/2017 16:50 Comments || Top||

#4  the pilot, named as Colonel Adel Jehani, was then shot after he was captured by the mujahideen

I prefer pilots who don't crash their planes and get shot by the mujahideen.
Posted by: jpal || 07/30/2017 16:50 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
14 dead after suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria
[Ynet] Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 14 people are dead after a suicide kaboom blamed on the Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
myrmidon group.

Bello Dambatta, head of the rapid response team for the State Emergency Agency SEMA, said ajacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bomber
sneaked into a building late Friday in Dikwa, east of the city of Maiduguri, and detonated her explosives.

Volunteers said at least two dozen others were maimed and had to wait until Saturday morning to be evacuated because of safety concerns and the lack of phone service.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Former Tuareg rebels seize key Mali town
[AlAhram] Former Tuareg rebels operating in northern Mali took control of the key town of Menaka on Saturday, two days after clashes elsewhere in the region with pro-government forces, sources said.

"They entered Menaka very early this morning and they are there now," an official in the governorate of the town, one of five regional capitals in north, told AFP. "They didn't fire a single shot."

On Thursday, the ex-rebels -- gathered in a group called the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA) -- clashed with pro-government forces in the town of Kidal further north, inflicting heavy losses.
Kidal had been CMA's stronghold. It looks like they've decamped for more peaceful environs.
The two sides signed a 2015 peace deal on curbing violence in northern Mali and limiting the reach of jihadists, but the United Nations says fighting between them has escalated in recent weeks.

A source in the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, or MINUSMA, said: "The situation is calm in Menaka. Elements presenting themselves as CMA fighters are in the town and in the surrounding dunes. They say they want to make the town secure."

Alghabass Ag Intalla, a CMA commander, added: "Our troops are in control of Menaka. We didn't fire a single shot."

"The GATIA fled," he said, referring to the French acronym for a pro-government force named the Imghad and Allies Touareg Self-Defence Group.

He said the move was not a violation of the ceasefire because the GATIA "had no business being in Menaka."

Menaka had since March been run by interim authorities in line with the peace accord.

Northern Mali is the site of frequent clashes between rival armed groups, as well as a haven for jihadist activity.

In 2012, key cities in the region fell under the control of jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda, who exploited an ethnic Tuareg-led rebel uprising.

While the Islamists were largely ousted by a French-led military operation, attacks have continued on UN and French forces, civilians and the Malian army.

Militias like the GATIA operate in areas where Mali's army is absent or has a very limited presence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Houthis target Yemeni port with a booby-trapped boat
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The leadership of the Arab coalition forces 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...
announced on Saturday, that the 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 ...
militias targeted al-Mukha port with a boat bomb, without causing casualties.

The coalition leadership said that the Houthi militias impede access of medicines and food to Yemenis.

The leadership called on the international community to pressure militias to comply with international laws.

The Arab forces are working on the development of al-Mukha port as a humanitarian aid gateway, especially to Taiz, and a temporary replacement to the militia-controlled Hodeidah port, where international aid has been held up.
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Yemeni naval forces target Emirati vessel off Mukha coast
[Iran Press TV] Yemeni naval forces, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly targeted an Emirati military vessel in a missile attack off the coast of the country’s southwestern province of Ta'izz.

A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the frigate was targeted with a guided missile in waters near the port city of Mukha, situated 346 kilometers south of the capital Sana'a, on Saturday afternoon.

Chairman of 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...
Naval Academy, Mohammed Ali al-Ghaderi, said the vessel was apparently transferring munitions from the Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
n port city of Assab to Yemen.

The development came less than a week after Yemeni forces and their allies destroyed a gunboat of the Saudi-led coalition off the coast of Yemen’s western province of Hudaydah.

An unnamed military source asserted that the Saudi vessel was carrying out radar jamming and deception against the Yemeni army when it was targeted with a missile on July 24.

On January 30, Yemeni army forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, fired a guided missile at al-Madinah warship in waters near the city of Hudaydah.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


2 killed as Saudi police intensify attacks on besieged Shia-populated town
[Iran Press TV] Saudi security forces have killed at least two young men in a besieged town in the kingdom’s Shia-populated Eastern Province, as the Riyadh regime continues its heavy-tactics crackdown there, targeting dissidents.

According to local activists in the volatile town of Awamiyah, Saudi snipers rubbed out Ali Mahdi al-Sobeiti and Hussain Abdullah al-Sobeiti on the road to an Awamiyah suburb on Saturday. They added that the Saudi sharpshooters targeted any moving object in areas on roads around the restive town.

Local media say over 30 people have been killed and many others maimed in over 80 days of tension in Awamiyah, as the regime takes a series of security measures against Shia civilians there.

During the past few days at least seven civilians have bit the dust after Saudi security forces launched an attack on the town.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Britain
Britain migrant colonist briefs


Drunken gang of Muslim men are jailed for rampaging through Liverpool city centre attacking strangers because they were white non-believers
27/7/2017
Amin Mohmed (left), Mohammed Patel (centre) and Faruq Patel (right) were feared to be Islamic State terrorists by one shocked witnessed as they attacked three men in Liverpool. The drunken yobs targeted three unknown men before Mohmed, 24, and Mohammed Patel, 20, set upon Gary Bohanna when he revealed he was Christian. Laughing Faruq Patel, 19, then filmed Mohmed punching St Helens councillor Paul Lynch to the ground, as his terrified girlfriend tried to protect him. Liverpool Crown Court heard counter-terrorism officers raided the three men's homes in Bolton, Greater Manchester, after the shocking incident in March 2016. The judge, Recorder Louise Brandon, said: 'This was a disgraceful and sustained campaign of violence carried out on the streets of this city.'

ISIS-supporting hate preacher Anjem Choudary becomes first extremist moved into new 'jail within a jail' anti-jihadi unit
24/07/17
Preacher Anjem Choudary has become the first extremist to be moved into a 'separation centre' within a prison to stop him spreading hate at HMP Frankland in County Durham.

Con man, 37, who swindled £1.1m from a 'soft' EU fund to help immigrants settle in the UK and splashed it on a £55,000 Bentley and Dubai holidays is jailed for seven years
24/07/17
Mohammed Chaudhari (pictured), 37, of Birmingham, used bogus documents to secure grants for schemes promoting ‘social, cultural, and economic integration’ into Britain.

UK woman banned from daughter’s school over face veil
23 July
[IsraelTimes] Lawyer for Rachida Serroukh says decision by school to bar face coverings despite no written policy is ‘straightforward’ discrimination.

From Breitbart - jihad:
Former Guantanamo Detainee Gave Taxpayer Compensation Money to Jihadi Terrorists
28 July
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee and Libyan national, who was paid £1 million in compensation by the UK taxpayer, gave some of the money to teenage jihadists who later died as terrorists in Syria.

‘Imam FM’: Muslim Radio Station Has Licence Revoked After Broadcasting Call to Violence Sermons
28 July
A Sheffield-based Muslim radio station has had its license revoked for broadcasting more than 25 hours of sermons “encouraging and condoning” violence against non-Muslims.

Reuters: British Judge Rejects Legal Challenge to Counter-Terrorism Strategy
28 July
London’s Reuters reports: A British judge rejected on Wednesday a case brought against the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, according to lawyers for the claimant, a Muslim activist. Salman Butt, 31, had claimed the government’s “Prevent” programme breached his right to free

UK Teenage Girl Plotted Grenade Attack, Married Islamic State Fighter Online in Skype Ceremony
27 July
A 17-year-old British girl of Moroccan heritage allegedly married an Islamic State fighter online and prepared to receive arms from the terror group for an attack in the UK.

Twitter Suspends Breitbart Editor’s Account Days After Radical Islam Book Announcement
26 July
The Twitter account of Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam has been suspended by the platform, just days after he announced the forthcoming publication of his new book on Radical Islam.

London Indian Muslim, 19, Kidnapped, Raped and Murdered for Dating Arab
25 July
A 19-year-girl of Indian Muslim heritage has been allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered because she had begun a relationship with an Arab Muslim man.

No Go Zones: Breitbart’s Raheem Kassam Unveils New Book on Islamic Ghettos In Western World
24 July
Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam this weekend revealed the cover of his new book, No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Down Under
Four arrested in plot to bomb plane over Sydney
[DailyMail]
  • Fresh details have emerged about an alleged terrorist plot to blow up a plane

  • Islamist cell allegedly planned to bring down a domestic flight with an explosive

  • Major counter-terrorism raids were executed across in Sydney on Saturday night

  • Police say raids taking place in Surry Hills, Lakemba, Punchbowl and Wiley Park

  • Malcolm Turnbull said extra security measures to be taken at airports on Sunday

  • An Islamist cell is accused of planning to bring down a domestic flight with an 'explosive device' discovered at the Cleveland Street home

  • AFP confirmed that four men were arrested as part of the investigation after they were alerted to the alleged terror plot.

  • An 'explosive device' was discovered at the Surry Hills property and deactivated by a bomb squad
Video of one of those arrested plus the usual numerous photos can be seen at the link.
Update from another Daily Mail article at 9:15 a.m. EDT:
Two father and son duos are reportedly the four men accused of planning to blow up a plane with a homemade bomb in an 'Islamic-inspired' terror plot in Australia.

It is understood the men planned to detonate the device on a flight from Sydney to the Middle East, possibly Dubai, Seven News reported.

The accused, whose names are known to Daily Mail Australia but not yet confirmed by police, were nabbed
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in dramatic raids across Sydney on Saturday night.

Kitchen mincers are believed to be among the everyday items the alleged bombers used to form the lethal explosive, according to the Herald Sun.

The device was 'ready to go' as counter-terrorism police stormed properties across the city's west and inner-east.
Update from the second article at 4:50 p.m. EDT:
Two Lebanese-Australian father and son duos are reportedly the four men placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
over the alleged plot after dramatic raids across Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

There are also reports they had allegedly plotted to gas passengers aboard an aircraft in a plan orchestrated by ISIS bully boyz in Syria, according to The Australian.

The paper was told the four, who are all related by blood and marriage, allegedly made a 'non-traditional' device designed to kill passengers with a sulphur-based gas.
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#1  One must assume that HRW will deplore this obvious case of oppression at the first possible moment.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/30/2017 4:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Where ever ye gather in in the name of Allah don't forget to bring the high explosive nail bombs.
Posted by: jpal || 07/30/2017 16:32 Comments || Top||

#3 
The paper was told the four, who are all related by blood and marriage...


Likely by multiple routes.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/30/2017 22:18 Comments || Top||


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs


Ivory coast man facing expulsion stabs bus driver in Italy
29 July
[ABC News] A man from the Ivory Coast who faced expulsion from Italy for previous aggressive behavior stabbed a public transit bus driver Saturday in the Tuscan city of Siena, causing a serious injury, police said. Police said the man retrieved a knife from a home for asylum-seekers where he previously resided after an apparent argument with the bus driver at the end of the line. He returned to stab the driver twice in the stomach and once in the arm. The driver was in serious, but not life-threatening, condition, police said.

The man was known to authorities for previous aggressive behavior and had lost the status of asylum-seeker, police said. He was being housed by a Catholic charity pending his expulsion.

Neighbors who came to the driver's aid alerted police, who shot the attacker in the leg after he turned his attack on them.

Eastern German gym bans ethnic minorities from joining - out of fear of terrorists
28 July
[TheLocal.de] A gym in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has come in for criticism after it posted a notice in its window telling ethnic minorities they weren't welcome anymore.

Movie releases reflect growing German ambivalence towards refugees
27 July
[TheLocal.de] Last year the biggest summer film release was a feel-good comedy about a refugee living with a German family. This year the theme is still refugees, but the mood is much darker.

But Mareike Geiling, a co-founder of Refugees Welcome, admitted that a flood of goodwill towards the newcomers in 2015 has faded. From offers in the hundreds a month during the peak of the crisis, the number of flatshare proposals has dropped to about a dozen a month.

"People were open to all sorts of people in the beginning. Now they are increasingly picky, sometimes even racist," she said, noting that some are only willing to host women or Christians.

"Things have completely changed. We were talking about the 'welcome culture' in 2015. That no longer exists today," warned Geiling.

Palestinian gets life sentence in Austria for inciting killings of Jews
24 July
[IsraelTimes] An Austrian jury has convicted a Paleostinian man on terrorism-related charges for inciting fellow Death Eaters to kill Jews in Jerusalem.

The 27-year old man -- unnamed due to Austrian privacy laws -- also was found guilty on Monday of belonging to a terrorist organization due to his affiliation with Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",, the Paleostinian terror group that has ruled Gazoo since seizing it in 2007. He was sentenced to life in prison.

The six-member jury delivered its verdict after prosecutors presented evidence that the man called on others through social media to kill victims in Jerusalem. They cited his statements expressing pride in being a Hamas member, and noted that he had served a nine-year prison sentence in Israel for terror acts against the Jewish state.

France must build more migrant centres, rights watchdog says
22 July
[TheLocal.fr] France must build more migrant centres, rights watchdog says
Former government minister Jacques Toubon, the head of the Defenseur des Droits (Protector of Rights) body, made the claim as he visited a humanitarian centre for migrants in the La Chapelle area of northern Paris.

More than 2,800 people were evacuated earlier this month from a makeshift camp that sprung up around the centre, but a new camp is already forming. French authorities have cleared makeshift migrant tent camps in Paris more than 30 times since 2015.

President Emmanuel Macron's government last week announced plans to create more than 12,000 places in reception centres for asylum seekers and refugees by 2019.

Swiss asylum requests at lowest level for seven years
20 July
[The Local.ch] The number of requests lodged in the first six months of the year – 9,123 – was lower than at any time since 2010, the Swiss migration office (SEM) reported on Wednesday. The highest number of requests made in Switzerland came from Eritreans, followed by Syrians, Afghans, Somalians and Sri Lankans.

The situation in Switzerland contrasts sharply with that in Italy, which has seen a big jump in migrant numbers.

The SEM said Switzerland was not the primary destination of most of those seeking to migrate to western Europe.

Given the uncertainty over the situation in conflict zones, the government is continuing to plan for 24,500 asylum applications this year, although the real figure could be below 20,000. Last December the SEM issued figures showing that more than 25,000 people had lodged requests for asylum in 2016. In 2015 the figure was close to 35,000.

From Breitbart - immigration:
Traffickers Promise African Girls Jobs in Europe, Then Force Them into Prostitution
28 July
A new report chronicles the harrowing case of a Nigerian girl who was promised a job in a hair salon in Italy only to be told on arriving that she would have to work as a prostitute instead.

Growing Trend Of Older Women Becoming ‘Sugar Mamas’ For Young Migrants
28 July
There is a growing trend in Austria of middle aged or older women enticing young male asylum seekers with favours and money for sexual gratification and making the young migrant men dependent on them.

Denmark-Born Muslims More Angry, Score Higher on Violence Predictors than Immigrants
28 July
A new study has found Muslims born in Denmark feel more fury at Western foreign intervention, and are more inclined to help Muslims by violent means, than foreign-born people who migrated from conflict zones.

Journalist Bit Police Officer’s Leg While Trying to Prevent Migrant Deportation
28 July
A journalist from Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung has been suspended after she attempted to prevent the deportation of a Chechen family and attacked a police officer by biting them in the leg. The journalist, 51-year-old Ines Scholz has been suspended from her

Muslim Police Officer Faces Disciplinary Action After Refusing to Shake Hands With Woman
27 July
A Muslim police officer is facing disciplinary action in Germany after refusing to shake a female colleague’s hand.

Swedish Shop Refuses Woman Service For Not Wearing Hijab
27 July
A woman in Sweden claims that she was denied service at a local Somalian-owned shop because she was not wearing an Islamic headscarf, and remarked she felt like she was back in her home country of Iran. The woman, a

EU Migrant Policy in Disarray As Court Rules Migrants Can Be Returned to Struggling Border States
27 July
The Court of Justice of the European Union has rejected the advice of one of its own Advocates-General to rule that migrants can be sent back to the bloc’s border states, effectively overturning the “open door” policy ushered in by Germany’s Angela Merkel in 2015 – but, contradictorily, it also appears set to uphold a scheme to redistribute migrants from those border states to other EU members.

Crackdown on Migrants in Milan After Police Stabbing, Rise in Criminality
26 July
Italian police detained several dozen people Wednesday outside Milan’s main train station as the city deals with a new wave of migrants.

Active TB Increased 30 Percent in Germany In 2015, Year of Massive Immigration
26 July
The German equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control says the number of active cases of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosed in Germany increased 30 percent in one year, jumping to 5,852 in 2015, up from 4,488 in 2014. That dramatic increase slowed significantly in 2016, when 5,915 cases were reported.

‘The Soros Plan’: Hungary Rejects Brussels Court Demand For Forced Mass Migration
26 July
Hungary and Slovakia must take migrants from the third world, the Advocate General of Brussels’ top court said Wednesday, advising judges dismiss their case challenging the mandatory relocation scheme.

New Arabic Swimming Pool Signs Warn Guests Not to Molest Bikini-Clad Girls
26 July
A swimming pool in Austria has had to put up signs warning male migrants not to grope women or enter their changing room, in an effort to prevent sexual assaults from taking place. The signs have been discovered posted in

Protesting Locals Build Wall Around Planned Migrant Accommodation
26 July
Locals in a town in south-west France have built a wall around the entrance to a disused hotel to stop it from being turned into a migrant centre. According to the group who organised the action, a few dozen residents

Calais Migrants Smash Driver’s Head With Brick to Hijack Truck
25 July
Less than six weeks after the first driver death at Calais caused by migrants, a trucker has been struck on the head with a brick by illegals who then stole the victim’s vehicle.

Almost 150 Migrants Arrive In Cyprus As Fears of New Migrant Route Rise
25 July
The Cypriot police towed a boat filled with 143 Syrian migrants to the port of Latsi after authorities found the ship off the beach of nearby Pomos as many fear a new wave of migrants from Turkey. The migrant boat was

Czech Republic Demands EU Protect External Borders Before Drawing Up Quotas
25 July
Hitting back at Brussels’ attack on the nation’s refusal to take “refugees”, the Czech Republic has said the European Union (EU) must secure the continent’s borders before demanding nations welcome quotas of what could be an effectively endless influx of

Bavarian President: ‘We All Know the Migration Wave Will Continue’
23 July
The Minister-President of Bavaria has said he expects the “migration wave” to continue and demanded Angela Merkel’s government do more to ease it.

Lampedusa Mayor Compares Austrian Foreign Minister to “Neo Nazi” Over Migrant Comments
23 July
Lampedusa mayor Salvatore Martello likened Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to a “neo-Nazi” after Kurz suggested that migrants should be kept on Italian islands rather than allowed to move north.

Islamist Migrant Set To Be Released From German Prison Despite Making Terror Threats
23 July
A 27-year-old Lebanese migrant is set to be released from prison in Berlin despite not only being a known radical Islamist but also threatening to carry out terror attacks once he gets out.

From Breitbart - Europe migrant crisis:
Italy OKs Naval Support to Help Libya Fight Trafficking
28 July
Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval ships to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation.

Philly Archbishop: Europe’s Future Has the Face of ‘Young Muslim Immigrants’
28 July
“If you want to see the face of Europe in 100 years, barring a miracle, look to the faces of young Muslim immigrants,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a group of Catholics Thursday.

Ministers from Europe and Africa Meet in Tunisia to Talk Migrant Crisis
25 July
Interior ministers from 14 nations and the European Union agreed Monday to boost cooperation to tackle the migrant crisis along the deadly central Mediterranean route, promising to address why migrants leave home and to beef up actions against human traffickers.

From the Daily Mail - migrant and refugee crisis:
'Pure madness': Macron's plan to put up thousands of migrants in government-bought hotels across France is met with backlash because towns ‘can’t cope’ as 600 return to Calais
29/07/17
Plans by French president Emmanuel Macron (pictured) to put up migrants in government-bought hotels across the country have been met with backlash from officials.

France will set up 'hotspots' in Libya to find genuine asylum seekers and to stop people taking 'crazy risks' by getting in unsafe boats, Macron announces
28/07/17
President Emmanuel Macron said France will 'go to' the asylum seekers in Libya to stop them risking their lives in smugglers' boats while crossing the Mediterranean to Europe.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2017 00:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [388 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Journalist Bit Police Officer’s Leg While Trying to Prevent Migrant Deportation

A new trend in journalism?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/30/2017 3:21 Comments || Top||

#2  They [the police] first shot in the air as a warning, then in the leg when he did not stop, according to police.

Skip the warning shots and leg wounds and go for center of mass with a good hollow-point. Deport his dead sorry carcass back to wherever he came from [Ivory Coast in this case].
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/30/2017 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  A new trend in journalism?

No doubt she thought of it as afflicting the comfortable, not that she was giving him rabies.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2017 9:56 Comments || Top||

#4  A new trend in journalism?

Nah, just biting commentary.

For some reason, reading through these headlines, I get this nagging feeling that they are somehow related.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/30/2017 10:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Knife attacks seem to be the order of the day. Not so massive kill zones but they do make the daily news cycle.
Posted by: jpal || 07/30/2017 16:26 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey Arrests Holidaying Briton over Kurd Militia Work
[AnNahar] Ottoman Turkish authorities have incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a British citizen while he was holidaying on the country's western coast on charges of working with a Kurdish militia Ankara classified as a terror group, state media said.

The man, named as Joseph A.R., was detained in the Aegean holiday resort town of Didim in Aydin province and then remanded in jug by a court ahead of trial, the state-run Anadolu news agency said late Friday.

A Bulgarian citizen was detained with him but she was later allowed by the court to go free under judicial control. Her mother was also detained but freed without charge.

Anadolu said Joseph A.R. was arrested after posting pictures on social media allegedly showing himself in camouflage gear taking part in Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) operations in Syria.

Ankara considers the YPG a terrorist group and the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency inside The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
since 1984.

But Washington considers the YPG as the main fighting force on the ground in Syria 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....
group.

The United States is now openly arming the YPG and the group is heavily involved in the US-backed operation to oust IS jihadists from their stronghold of Raqa.

The YPG has also attracted the services of foreigners -- many with no Kurdish family origin -- to fight against IS in Syria and Iraq. Several have bit the dust.

According to the Hurriyet daily, the Briton said in his statement to police Sherlocks that he spent three months in Syria providing medical assistance to the YPG.

He said was trained on the use of weapons by the YPG but never took part in any festivities, Hurriyet reported.

The BBC said the man is ex-soldier Joe Robinson, 24, from the northern English city of Leeds and the Bulgarian his fiancee Mira Rojkan.

Robinson had previously described his experiences with the YPG in media interviews, including with the Guardian.

Anadolu said that Ottoman Turkish police launched the raid to arrest him after receiving a tip-of by email.

"They arrested us on the beach while we were vacationing with my mother," Rojkan told the Guardian in a message.

The British newspaper said Robinson served with British forces in Afghanistan in 2012 and travelled to Syria in 2015 to work as as a combat medic in the YPG.

It said he had been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after arriving back in Britannia but the charges were dropped after 10 months.
The Daily Mail has photos, of course, and more background on the gentleman who now works as a security advisor in the Middle East. Let that be a lesson unto you, dear Reader: limit your Facebook posting to things that will not annoy those countries you might at some point pass through.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [385 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1 
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 07/30/2017 7:08 Comments || Top||

#2  The real Hemingway at least understood grammar...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/30/2017 9:01 Comments || Top||

#3  It's not Hemingway. It's our JOE-wannabe drunk.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/30/2017 11:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Who lacks the ability to form a comma.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/30/2017 11:53 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 Who lacks the ability to form a comma.

*That* is Snark of the Week!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/30/2017 12:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Who up and decides to take their vacation in the Kurdish area of Turkey anyway?
Posted by: jpal || 07/30/2017 16:38 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
4 killed in Balochistan blast near Pak-Iran border
[DAWN] At least four people were killed and five injured in a blast close to the Pakistain-Iran border on Saturday.

Deputy Commissioner Panjgur Abdul Jabbar Baloch confirmed the blast in Chedgi area near the Iranian border. He, however, said the nature of blast could not be immediately ascertained.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Levies and Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
personnel reached the site and started an investigation into the incident. Security was tightened in the area after the blast.

According to initial information, the victims were identified as local simple, but very well-armed shepherds.

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Iraq
IS mufti’s wife set herself, children, on fire, west of Mosul
[Iraq News] The wife of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s mufti in Tal Afar town has did away with himself along with her three children, a local source from Nineveh said.

"Wife of IS mufti in Tal Afar, located west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, has set herself, along with her three children, alight at her house, according to the available information," the source told AlSumaria News on Saturday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, "the reasons behind the suicide are still mysterious."

Earlier this month, news reports mentioned that the IS mufti in Tal Afar urged the bandidos turbans to immigrate to either Egypt or Paleostine.
Egypt is one thing, but moving to the Palestinian Territories would be a serious mistake. Israelis do not react like Arabs, and there really isn't anywhere to hide. in numbers.
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [416 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  We did say there were Djinns there.

They're s'pposed to be made of fire, y'know.
Posted by: Dron || 07/30/2017 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Set This House On Fire by William Styron. One of my favorites...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/30/2017 4:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, "the reasons behind the suicide are still mysterious."

A Goebbels exit plan (for the same reason). Mysterious as motives of men screaming Allah Akbar with a machete hacking away at bystanders.

Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/30/2017 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe this wife should have considered setting her mufti husband on fire instead. We could crowdfund the matches and gasoline if money is a problem.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/30/2017 9:47 Comments || Top||

#5  All kidding aside djiin infestation is not something to you want to experience close up.
Posted by: jpal || 07/30/2017 16:56 Comments || Top||

#6  even worse than an infestation of crotch crickets
Posted by: Frank G || 07/30/2017 20:12 Comments || Top||


IS militants killed as airstrike targets ‘Amaq’ mobile station, west of Mosul
[Iraq News] Four Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
holy warriors were killed as an Arclight airstrike targeted a mobile station of the group’s media arm ’Amaq’ in Tal Afar, a local source said.

"A Starex bus, used by the group as a mobile station of Amaq agency, was targeted by an Arclight airstrike in Tal Afar town, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
," the source told AlSumaria News on Saturday.

"The Arclight airstrike left four persons killed," according to the source who asked to remain anonymous. "Among the killed ones were abu Intissar, an Iraqi chief cameraman in Tal Afar."

On Thursday, an Arclight airstrike killed 10 IS holy warriors as an alternative headquarters of the group was targeted in the town.

Last week, Iraqi Defense Ministry said a date has been set for the town invasion, however, it will not be declared to maintain the secrecy of the intended operations.

During a weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said a special plan has been drawn to invade Tal Afar.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IS replaces chief of all-women brigade for not applying group’s instructions
[Iraq News] 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 dismissed the female member, who heads the all-women al-Khansaa brigade in Tal Afar and replaced her with another German leader in Tal Afar, a source was quoted saying.

"IS dismissed the Syrian national called Um Yasser al-Muhajir over reluctance with the other female members and not applying the group’s instructions on lashing and bitting females on Tal Afar markets," the source told AlSumaria News.

Moreover, "the group appointed an Death Eater German woman to head the brigade," the source said adding that the new head "used to carry out leading positions in Nineveh before leaving, along with others, western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
On Thursday, the group’s media arm in the town reportedly announced the election of ’princess of IS women’ known as Um Hajar, a Russian national who is famous for using sniping gun. According to sources, the princess have powers to run the group’s women cells.

IS recruited hundreds of women, some whom became jacket wallahs who attacked security troops, especially during the battle in Mosul’s Old City.

Iraqi Defense Ministry said last week that a date has been set for the town invasion, however, it will not be declared to maintain the secrecy of the intended operations.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Actually they mean "replaced the head of the chief" of joyous jihadi princesses, for not swipin' at girlies with her state assigned holy lash.

Replaced her head with a huge rock.
Posted by: Dron || 07/30/2017 1:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Hope they have a good mess tent. Everyone knows an all women brigade marches on its stomach.
Posted by: jpal || 07/30/2017 17:05 Comments || Top||


IS places families of leaders under house arrest, southwest of Kirkuk
[Iraq News] 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 placed families of some leaders and members under house arrest, southwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
a local source said.

"IS forces of Evil in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, placed around 40 families of the group leaders and fighters from the so-called Diyala State under house arrest," the source from the province told AlSumaria News on Saturday.

"What happened indicates the conflicts occurring among IS leaders, who started infighting due to the deep disputes. It’s considered as an important step toward ending the group," the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Security officials say tens of IS families in Diyala State headed to Hawija after losing the cities they controlled after June 2014.

On Friday, many IS members from Haija and others in Abbassi region, southwest of Kirkuk, were reportedly killed and injured due to infighting over disagreements regarding the distribution of ranks and allegiance to Baghdadi.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Peshmerga fighters, IS militants killed, injured in attack, east of Salahuddin
[Iraq News] Kurdish personnel, 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....
forces of Evil were killed and maimed as fierce festivities occurred, east of Salahuddin, a security source was quoted saying.

AlSumaria News quoted the source as saying "IS fighters attacked sites of the Peshmerga troops from al-Zerka axis, west of Tuz Khurmatu, which resulted in festivities."

The festivities, according to the source, "left two personnel killed and two others maimed, while four IS forces of Evil were killed and five others were maimed."

IS forces of Evil occasionally attack occur the west of Tuz Khurmatu and Daquq, south of Kirkuk as well as al-Dibs town, northwest of the province.

IS still holds a few areas in each of Anbar, Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF soldiers raid Palestinian media offices in Ramallah
[IsraelTimes] Troops seize documents, equipment ’used for incitement,’ army says; PA ministry of information condemns operation

IDF soldiers raided early on Saturday the offices of a Paleostinian media group in the West Bank city of Ramallah, seizing equipment and documents.

The Palmedia group headquarters were raided on suspicion of incitement to terror in its broadcasts and other news content, the Israeli military indicated.

The Paleostinian news agency Wafa reported that several offices working with Palmedia, a media production company that provides broadcast services to other media outlets, were also broken into by Israeli forces.

Wafa said the offices were "ransacked," and some damage was caused to the property.

It also reported that residents hurled stones at the soldiers as they left the area.

Paleostinian news agency Ma’an said at least 10 IDF vehicles had surrounded the Ramallah headquarters of the company before the raid, according to witnesses.

An IDF spokesperson told Ma’an that the soldiers "seized media equipment and documents used for incitement" from the offices, adding that the raid was part of "ongoing efforts against incitement."

The Paleostinian Ministry of Information condemned the raid, saying in a statement that it "proves Israel’s intentions to prevent the guardians of truth from continuing their media, national, and ethical role of transferring the message of our people’s desired freedom."

Israel has long accused the Paleostinian Authority headed by the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
of incitement against Israel and Israelis, through educational programs and media, and has blamed Paleostinian incitement for the waves of violence over the past few years.

IDF forces raid home of terrorist in Beit Fajar

[Ynet] During the weekend, IDF forces raided the home of the terrorist who carried out the stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction on Friday.

Security forces confiscated six vehicles.

In addition, IDF forces raided several locations in Qalandiya, seizing M4 rifles and magazines.

IDF forces along with the Shin Bet, Border Police and Israel Police also detained two wanted terror suspects in the West Bank overnight Friday.
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority


Sri Lanka
Iran Guards Report New Incident with US Navy in Gulf
[An Nahar] Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that the US Navy had approached their patrol vessels in the Gulf and fired flares in what it called a provocative move.

"At 4 pm (1130 GMT) on Friday, the supercarrier USS Nimitz and its accompanying warship, while being monitored by the Guards' frigates, flew a helicopter near the Resalat oil and gas platform and approached the force's ships," the Guards said.

On Tuesday, a US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots at a Guards boat in the Gulf as it closed in on the American vessel, US officials said.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Intense airstrikes on Uqayribat east of Hama
[Iraq News] Unknown warplanes launched intense air strikes on a number of areas in the vicinity of Uqayribat, in the eastern countryside of Hama.

Qasioun News reported that unknown warplanes launched several intense air strikes, this morning, on a number of villages and towns in the vicinity of Uqayribat, in the eastern countryside of Hama.

The air strikes concentrated in the areas of Souha, Jorouh, northern Kastal and Kolayb al-Thour, causing only material damage with no casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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