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Besieged IS mufti blows himself up in northern Baghdad
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Afghanistan
Afghan forces thwart a deadly explosion in Jalalabad city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops have foiled a plot by the anti-government armed Lion of Islam group to carry out a deadly kaboom in Jalalabad city, the lovely provincial capital of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

According to the local government officials, the forces of Evil were attempting to detonate a cycle of violence packed with heavy explosives in the city but the cycle of violence was discovered before the forces of Evil manage to carry out an attack.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed that the cycle of violence packed with explosives was seized from the vicinity of the 7th police district of the city.

The statement further added that the forces of Evil had parked the cycle of violence on a roadside and were apparently waiting to detonate it upon the arrival of their target.

The explosives seized from the cycle of violence exploded in an empty area to prevent casualties or losses to the civilians, the provincial government said, adding that the confiscation of the cycle of violence by the security forces helped to prevent a deadly attack that could claim the lives of dozens of people.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Young ISIS fighter arrested by Afghan intelligence in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A young boy who was recruited by the bandidos gunnies of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has been tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
by the Afghan intelligence operatives.

According to the local government officials in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, the young boys who is sixteen year old was arrested during an operation in Chaparhar district.

The officials further added that the young boy has confessed that he was conducting insurgency activities after joining the terror group six months ago.

In the meantime, the officials said at least two other ISIS bandidos gunnies were also arrested during separate operations in this province.

A suspected ISIS affiliate who was trying to transport seven communication devices was arrested from Jalalabad city, the picturesque provincial capital of Nangarhar.

The detained ISIS affiliated was attempting to smuggle the communication sets to Haska Mina district, the officials added.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US forces confirm killing of 4 more senior ISIS leaders in Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] US-Forces Afghanistan has confirmed the death of four senior advisers 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....
in Iraq and Syria-Khorasan in a strike that also killed the ISIS-K emir Abu Sayid in Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
July 11, 2017.

According to the US Forces in Afghanistan, the four eliminated ISIS-K leaders were confirmed as: Sheik Ziaullah, the ISIS-K emir of religion; Mulavi Hubaib, the senior commander in Watahpur Valley; Haji Shirullah, an ISIS-K commander and former Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin commander; and Assadullah, a senior ISIS-K shura member and a close associate of Abu Sayid.

"We will be relentless in our campaign against ISIS-K. There are no safe havens in Afghanistan," said General John Nicholson, Commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

Gen. Nicholson further added "We will hunt them down until they are no longer a threat to the Afghan people and the region."

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban Pushed Back From Baghlan-e-Markazi
[Tolo News] Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) on Sunday launched an operation against the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of Baghlan province and have seized control of the Taliban’s deployment and administration center.

According to the MoD, Qaisar Khil, Kok Chinar, Naw Abaad and Deh Araban villages have been cleared of Taliban in the district.

TOLOnews journalist, Sharif Amiri, reporting from Baghlan-e-Markazi district said most of the civilians have left their homes in the region.

The operation has been conducted by commandos and police special forces.

Taliban are still in parts of the district fighting with the security forces and the operation is ongoing to clear the entire area, officials reported.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Five dead, 13 wounded in Mogadishu blast
[SHABELLENEWS] At least five people were killed and 13 maimed in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday when a boom-mobile detonated on a busy road, the security ministry said.

Security ministry front man Ahmed Mohamud said five non-combatants were killed and ten others maimed in the boom-mobile blast.

"It occurred in front of business shops along the road", he told news hounds.

The car was parked along the congested Maka al-Mukarama road and detonated remotely, security sources told Media.

Witnesses said the blast left the street littered with bodies.

"I saw several dead bodies strewn and vehicles burning. The blast was very huge," witness Abdukadir Mohammed said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the bombing fits the pattern of al-Qaeda linked Shabaab bad boys, who have carried out numerous suicide kabooms and raids in the capital targeting civilian, government and military targets.

Al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
, which has been fighting for the last decade to overthrow successive internationally backed governments in Mogadishu, has also launched attacks in Kenya and Uganda, both contributors to a 22,000-strong African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
force in the country.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al shabaab claims killing 39 AU soldiers in Somalia attack
[SHABELLENEWS] Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
and troops from the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
peacekeeping mission clashed on Sunday, a senior military officer said, while the group said it had killed 39 soldiers.

The incident took place in Bulamareer district in Lower Shabelle region about 140 km southwest of Mogadishu.

The al-Shabaab fighters ambushed a convoy carrying troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Col. Hassan Mohammed told Rooters.

"The ambush turned into a fierce fight between al-Shabaab and AMISOM. We understand fighting is still going on but we do not have the figure of casualties," he told Rooters.

Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab’s military operation front man, said: "We have in hand 39 dead bodies of AU soldiers including their commander."

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egyptian army halts truck smuggling explosive materials from mainland to North Sinai
[AlAhram] The Egyptian armed forces has foiled an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of kabooms through one of the Suez Canal crossings to North Sinai, the army said on Sunday.

According to a statement released by the an army front man, the truck was stopped at one of the canal crossings, and it was found to be carrying equipment and materials used in manufacturing bombs, in addition to telecommunication devices.

There are three crossings to Sinai through the Suez Canal: El-Ferdan bridge, El-Salam bridge and Ahmed Hamdy tunnel.

The statement did not specify the crossing where the incident took place.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  You guys are kicking ass so much more lately. Egypt is a rough cut Nation, but when they are on the correct side, it is a power broker of Biblical proportion.

You are on the right track now, Egypt. And Sinai Forces seem to be getting the training they need now.

Good on you.
Posted by: newc || 07/31/2017 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  And GOD Bless You.
Posted by: newc || 07/31/2017 0:18 Comments || Top||


Derna Mujahedeen attempt to break seige as LNA commander vows total blockade
[Libya Herald] An attempt by fighters from the Derna Mujahedeen Shoura Council (DMSC) to break through the Libyan National Army (LNA)’s blockade of the town ended in failure this morning and appears to have given the LNA the chance to take the Kasarat area in the eastern part. The move came as the head of the LNA’s Omar Mukhtar Operations Room tasked with taking Derna, Brigadier Salem Rifadi, declared that there would now be a total blockade. No food, medicines, cooking gas, petrol or anything else would be allowed in.

His decision follows the news that one of two pilots shot down over the town yesterday by the DMSC, Colonel Adel Jehani, had died, apparently executed. There have, however, still been no details as to how in fact Jehani died.

The DMSC offensive started at dawn today with muhajideen forces attacking LNA positions around the town. It led to the death of five LNA soldiers. Another four were maimed, sources in Derna said. For its part, the DMSC says it lost one man.

However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
in a counter offensive during the day, the LNA are reported to have taken the Kasarat area in east Derna. Sources close to the LNA say that they are now preparing a "massive" attack on the town from east, west and south.

The LNA had already been mounting a blockade, although it was not wholly effective. People were able to get in and out. Rifadi told a Tobruk radio station today that that would all now end and that the siege would be total. Nothing would get in or out.

Ironically, he was injured in a car crash later today on the road between Tamimi, south-east of Derna, and Marj. He is reported to have suffered a broken leg and was taken to the hospital in Beida for treatment. Two guards travelling with him are said to have suffered minor injuries but are otherwise in good health.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Saudi officer killed during attack on patrol unit in Qatif
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] One security officer was killed while six others were maimed during an attack on their patrol unit in the Eastern Province on Sunday.

A Saudi interior ministry spokesperson confirmed to Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that a security unit of officers came under "terrorist attack" while they were patrolling the al-Masoura neighborhood of al-Qatif city.

The spokesperson said the attack happened at 8 am local time and led to the death of Sgt. Mahdi bin Saeed bin Dhafer al-Yami.

"The six other security officers were rushed to hospital and their health situation has now been stabilized. Security authorities have begun investigating the terrorist crime, which is still the subject of security monitoring," a statement on SPA read.

Qatif province is currently witnessing a series of terrorist attacks in recent months.

Extremists in the area have used rocket-propelled grenades and improvised bombs targeting security patrol vehicles and police forces.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Europe
Dispute at German club leaves worker, gunman dead
[CBSNEWS] A disagreement in a German discotheque turned deadly Sunday after the disco operator's son-in-law left the club, returned with an assault rifle and started shooting, law enforcement officials said.

A security guard was killed and four other people were maimed, three of them seriously, during the rampage that started at the Grey club discotheque in the southwestern town of Konstanz. The suspect was fatally shot by a police officer.

Officials investigating the early-morning shooting identified the suspect as a 34-year-old who came to Germany from Iraq in 1991 as a child. They said they had no details of the dispute, but ruled out a terrorist motive.

Police said the man was the son-in-law of the club's operator and had a criminal record that included assault and drug-related convictions.
He probably did not own that gun legally, under the circumstances. German gun ownership laws are not liberal.
The suspect was not named in keeping with German privacy laws.

The dpa news agency cited police weapons expert Andreas Stenger as saying the weapon used was an M16 assault rifle of the kind used by U.S. armed forces. Other law enforcement officials said the gunman opened fire just inside the club's entrance, killing a security employee.

Police officers subsequently exchanged gunfire with the suspect on a nearby street. An officer sustained non-life-threatening wounds and the gunman died later in a hospital.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
1 Dead, 4 Hurt in Attack on Beach Clubs in Turkey's Bodrum
[AnNahar] A Ottoman Turkish teenager was killed and four other people maimed Sunday when a gunman opened fire on two beach clubs in the upscale Aegean resort of Bodrum in western The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, reports said.

The gunman in the early hours of Sunday shot indiscriminately 26 times around two nightclubs on the seafront in the popular resort, the Hurriyet daily said.

Assistant waiter Furkan Say, 18, later died of his wounds in hospital. Two other waiters were maimed as well as one customer. Also hurt was the wife of Ottoman Turkish TV personality Jess Molho, Zeynep, who was present at the club, it said.

There was no information on the identity or motive of the gunman and Hurriyet said police were seeking to catch the perpetrator.

Security has been heightened at nightclubs in Turkey after an Uzbek gunman went on the rampage at an Istanbul club on January 1, killing 39 people, most of them foreigners.

That attack was later claimed 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....
(IS) jihadists. However there was no indication from the authorities of any holy warrior link in the Bodrum incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Hizbul commander attends militant’s funeral, cautions people about al-Qaeda
[HINDUSTANTIMES] Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo was spotted at Sunday’s funeral of an operative of the outfit who was among two Lions of Islam killed in a shootout with security forces in south Kashmire’s Pulwama district.

Naikoo, a 30-year-old postgraduate, is said to have told the crowd at the funeral that the Kashmiri separatist movement has nothing to do with global terrorist groups, al-Qaeda and 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....
Thousands of people gathered at the funeral of Shariq Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Takuna in Pulwama. The other slain krazed killer was Shabir Ahmad Mir of neighbouring Anantnag district.

An army officer said the two were asked to surrender after a cordon-and-search operation on Sunday morning but they rejected and fired at the troopers.

"They tried to escape and were killed in retaliation. An INSAS and an SLR rifle were found on them," he said.

The killings triggered protests in Pulwama and an unaccounted number of people were maimed in police action to disperse the crowds.

Valley newspaper Greater Kashmire on its website published a picture of Naikoo addressing the mourners and cautioning them about "efforts being made to defame the Kashmire freedom struggle".

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Hizbul Mujaheddin


Iraq
Turkish warplanes bomb northern Iraq
[aalMasdar] The Ottoman Turkish Air Force resumed aerial bombardment of northern Iraq, Saturday, targeting the alleged positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Duhok region, the Bas News Agency reported this afternoon.

According to a resident that spoke to the Bas News Agency, the Ottoman Turkish jets specifically targeted the PKK’s positions in the Rashava Valley of the Deraluk parish, as well as the Nerwa and Rekan districts of Shiladze.

Ankara has caused problems in the past with Baghdad over the constant bombardment of the PKK’s forces near the Ottoman Turkish border, prompting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-’Abadi to issue a stern warning to Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
and his regime.

The Ottoman Turkish Air Force has been conducting Arclight airstrikes along the Iraqi border for a few days now; however, Baghdad has yet to comment on these latest attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Three IS leaders killed escaping to eastern Mosul via Tigris
[Iraq News] Three 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....
leaders were killed escaping western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
to its eastern side via the Tigris River, a police source was quoted saying.

Nineveh police captain, Saeed Najm, told BasNews that the trio was escaping through the river, which bisects the city, towards al-Faisaliya neighborhood.

Najm said security forces had tightened scrutiny on Tigris banks to hunt down remnant IS members escaping western Mosul’s Old City.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Nine IS militants killed in U.S.-led coalition airstrike, southwestern Kirkuk
[Iraq News] Nine 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 were killed Sunday as an Arclight airstrike launched by the U.S.-led coalition targeted the group’s pockets in 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.

"The international coalition jets targeted IS locations in al-Rashad, al-Riyadh and Hawija, southwestern Kirkuk," the source told AlSumaria News on Sunday.

"Nine Lions of Islam were killed, while one of the headquarters of the so-called ’kirkuk State’ was destroyed," the source added.

Security officials say tens of IS families in the group’s so-called Diyala State headed to Hawija after losing the cities they controlled after June 2014.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suicide bomber kills 3 IS members in southwest of Kirkuk
[Iraq News] A jacket wallah went kaboom! in the middle of a gathering 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....
members in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
killing and wounding a number of them, a local source was quoted saying on Sunday.

Almaalomah quoted the source saying that a suicide bomber driving a cycle of violence stormed a checkpoint run by IS gunnies at the center of Hawija, the group’s most outstanding stronghold in the province. The kaboom killed three members and maimed four others, all Arab nationals.

"Suicide attacks have escalated recently due to clashing commands issued by the leaders of the criminal group, as well as dissenters within the group who prefer to withdraw," said the source.

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 Lion of Islams.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that violent armed festivities erupted Friday between IS members from Hawija and others positioned in Abbassi region (35 Km southwest of Kirkuk), leaving many dead and injured.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Besieged IS mufti blows himself up in northern Baghdad
[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....
’s politician (mufti) of the so-called Baghdad State has blown up himself after being besieged by security troops in northern Baghdad, according to the Baghdad Operations Command.

In a statement on Sunday, the command said, "a joint force of the Iraqi army and national security agency besieged the politician of the IS so-called North Baghdad State in a residential house in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad."

"As the murderous Moslem was unable to escape the troops, he went kaboom! without losses reported," the statement added.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [496 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Who's going to clean up that sticky red mess he left behind?
Posted by: jpal || 07/31/2017 10:00 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF seizes cars bought with payouts to Hamas killer’s family
[IsraelTimes] Security forces impound vehicles from relatives of perpetrator involved in fatal 2015 shooting of Eitam and Naama Henkin

During an overnight raid, Israeli security forces seized from the family of a Paleostinian terrorist who carried out a deadly 2015 shooting attack vehicles paid for with Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", compensation, the army said Sunday.

The West Bank raid was part of a continuing crackdown by Israeli authorities against funding for Paleostinian Lions of Islam and their families.

The vehicles, estimated to be worth tens of thousands of shekels, were financed using cash Hamas gave the families of the terror cell that killed Eitam and Naama Henkin in a drive-by shooting in October 2015, the IDF said in a statement.

The statement did not identify which family of the four-member terror cell that carried out the attack was raided or where it took place. At least four of the Lions of Islam came from families living in Nablus. It did not say how many cars were impounded.

The Henkins were driving with their four young children -- the oldest was nine years old at the time -- on the road between the northern West Bank settlements of Elon Moreh and Itamar when they were ambushed as their car slowed down at an intersection.

Four days later the IDF tossed in the calaboose
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
four members of a cell over the shooting. In June 2016, all four were convicted and sentenced by a military court to two life terms and 30 years in prison each. During the investigation two other Hamas members were also implicated in organizing the shooting.

The money paid to the families was intended to be used to rebuild the terrorists’ homes that were demolished by security forces after the attack, the statement said.

Each of the families has so far received tens of thousands of shekels, the IDF estimated.

The Paleostinian Authority also provides monthly salaries, usually via an intermediary organization, to the families of those convicted of carrying out terror attacks on Israelis or the relatives of those killed perpetrating such attacks. Israeli officials have repeatedly demanded that the payments be stopped, saying they amount to incitement to terror.

Legislative efforts are under way in both Israel and the US to cut funding to the PA if the payments continue.

In other overnight operations Saturday to arrest suspects in the Jenin refugee camp, 10 IEDs were thrown at security forces, the IDF said. Forces fired back with nonlethal weapons and identified two suspects who were apparently hit by the munitions.

Overall, 15 suspects were arrested in the West Bank for involvement in popular terror activities and violent rioting, the statement said.

Would-be terrorist turns himself in to Tel Aviv police

[IsraelTimes] A 22-year-old man from the Israeli Arab town of Umm al-Fahm is under arrest, after telling coppers in Tel Aviv he had planned to carry out a terror attack, Channel 2 reports.

The man approached the police office in the city’s Central Bus Station and said he had planned to stab passersby, and had even obtained a knife for the purpose, but regretted his decision once he arrived and decided to throw away the knife and turn himself in. According to Channel 2, officers are unable to locate the knife.

The man is taken for questioning by Shin Bet Sherlocks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [384 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I shall be impressed when you sieze everything from Abu Mazens terror family.

Then, maybe. But not now.
I know what you are allowing to happen to Yerusalem and none of those people there belong right now and you all know it.
Posted by: newc || 07/31/2017 0:09 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Duterte: Wipe out the New People's Army
[Inquirer] President Rodrigo Duterte wants done in the next five years what Philippine leaders have failed to do in half a century — wipe out communist rebels.

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said Duterte’s instructions to him were to focus next on fighting the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, after the government finishes off remnants of the Maute group in Marawi City. It is not certain, however, when the war on the Maute Group in Marawi would end and that on the NPA would begin, which Dela Rosa described would be a “full scale” campaign.

Dela Rosa said that he was personally asked by the President to focus next on the NPA after the Marawi campaign is over. He said Duterte gave the instruction while they were on their way to Dumaguete City on Thursday to visit the wake of policemen who were killed in a clash with the NPA in Guihulngan City. Dela Rosa said, "The President told me ‘you better get ready, we will wipe out all NPA [members] after the problem in Marawi."

Dela Rosa said the highest number of NPA members was in Agusan, Davao and Surigao in Mindanao and Negros, Iloilo and Samar in the Visayas. Cebu and other parts in the Visayas are rebel-free, he said.

Dela Rosa said he was confident that Cebuanos and people in Central Visayas would shun the NPA and any terrorist group. He cited the case of 11 Abu Sayyaf militants who tried to penetrate Bohol through Inabanga town in April. Tips from residents helped authorities track the rebels down and kill them in separate operations that lasted for more than a month.

Dela Rosa questioned the sincerity of communist rebels in peace talks with the government because of continued attacks by the NPA on government forces.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Ahrar Al-Sham fighters defect to another Islamist group in East Ghouta: report
[AlMasdar] A group of fighters from Harakat Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
have defected to another Islamist faction in the East Ghouta region of Damascus, local opposition activists reported on social media today.

The members of Ahrar al-Sham allegedly defected to Faylaq al-Rahman, a group that is allied with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in the East Ghouta.

The opposition activists claimed that the Ahrar al-Sham defectors belonged to an anti-armored regiment that was stationed in the town of Irbeen.

This latest report comes as rumors of infighting between Harakat Ahrar al-Sham members have spread in the East Ghouta.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Al SHAM are the ones thwey hire for 14 dollars an hour from around the beltway in Washington DC!
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 07/31/2017 5:43 Comments || Top||


Explosion hits jihadists HQ in south Aleppo, casualties reported
[AlMasdar] An ISIS jacket wallah has blown himself up in a building where a meeting was held between several jihadi groups in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

According to local reports, a high-level meeting was taking place between bigwigs from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria), Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
and local tribes leaders in al-Najjar village in southern Aleppo, when an ISIS bomber detonated his vest outside the facility.

Three guards were killed, others injured in the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  And they wonder why they don't get invited to parties.
Posted by: jpal || 07/31/2017 12:02 Comments || Top||


Raqqa reconquest: SDF loses more than 20 while the Syrian army pushes toward the border of Deir Ezzor
In pictures: ISIL unwilling to give up Raqqa City without a fight

[AlMasdar] The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are now on the second month of their Raqqa offensive and it appears the last half of the city is far more difficult to capture than initially expected.

Unlike previous battles around the country, the Islamic State (ISIL) is unwilling to yield any inch of Raqqa city’s southern sector, using everything in their arsenal to fight off the Syrian Democratic Forces that are pushing from several axes.

Most recently, the Islamic State has launched a large number of suicide attacks against the Syrian Democratic Forces, concentrating their efforts on inflicting as many casualties as they can on the opposing fighters.

In particular, the Islamic State launched a massive suicide attack on an SDF base in western Raqqa, killing more than 20 fighters, Al-‘Amaq News Agency claimed on Saturday.

With the battle heating up, it does not appear that the Islamic State is going to give-up the southern half of Raqqa, despite being outnumbered, outgunned, and surrounded.

Thousands of Syrian tribesmen take part in government offensive against ISIL

[AlMasdar] One of the key components in the battle against the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) has been the participation of Syrian tribesmen from the provinces of Al-Hasakah, Al-Raqqa, Homs, Damascus, and Hama governorates, Damascus Now reported Sunday morning.

These tribesmen have no only provided necessary manpower, but their navigation of the rural lands in central and eastern Syria has been paramount in the battle to regain these territories from the Islamic State and jihadist rebels.

In particular, the Raqqawi tribesmen aiding the Tiger Forces in southeast Al-Raqqa have played an integral role in guiding the government troops through the rural territory and even negotiating with other clans to join their cause.

With the battle for Deir Ezzor coming up soon, these tribal fighters will likely play an even more important role as the government seeks to expel the Islamic State from the country.

Syrian Army suffers its heaviest losses in latest push to Deir Ezzor

[AlMasdar] The battle for southeast Al-Raqqa has reached a critical point, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attempts to liberate the town of Ma’adan and enter the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

On Saturday, the Islamic State (ISIL) launched a big counter-attack against the Tiger Forces near the towns of Ghan Al-‘Ali and Shinan.

The terrorist group managed to drive back the Syrian Arab Army and even cutoff of their supply line to the aforementioned town, forcing the government to regroup to free the soldiers trapped by ISIL.

However, on Sunday morning, the Syrian Arab Army, alongside the Raqqawi tribes, conducted a successful counter-attack, freeing the troops that were cutoff from the government’s supply line.

As a result of this counter-attack, the Syrian Arab Army was able to advance into Ghan Al-‘Ali and seize at least 50 percent of the town – fierce clashes ongoing..

According to a military source in the area, the Syrian Arab Army lost over 40 soldiers during the Islamic State’s counter-attack, as the terrorist group’s 10+ suicide attacks caught the government off guard.

Sunday’s losses are the highest casualty toll the Syrian Arab Army has witnessed during the battle in southeast Al-Raqqa.

Syrian Army’s attack in southeast Raqqa pays off as they score big advance

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been immersed in a fierce battle with the Islamic State (ISIL) forces in the Al-Raqqa Governorate’s southeastern countryside this weekend, resulting in significant losses for all parties involved.

However, the Syria Arab Army finally scored a major advance on Sunday when their forces broke-through the enemy’s front-lines and liberated three towns near the terrorist group’s stronghold of Ma’adan.

According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces liberated the towns of Ghanem Al-‘Ali, Jabilah, and Al-Rabiyah near the Euphrates River this afternoon.

With this latest advance in the southeastern countryside of Al-Raqqa, the Syrian Arab Army is now making preparations to attack Ma’adan in the coming days, as the Islamic State continues to retreat south.

Syrian Army reaches northern Deir Ezzor for the first time in years: map

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reached the the northern border of the Deir Ezzor Governorate for the first time in several years after liberating three villages near the Islamic State (ISIL) held town of Ma’adan.

Following a tumultuous 24 hours that saw both the government lose more than 40 soldiers during the Islamic State’s counter-offensive near Ghanem Al-‘Ali, the Syrian Arab Army struck against the terrorist forces to reestablish a supply line to the aforementioned town.

Unable to hold their ground, the Islamic State militants were forced to withdraw from Ghanem Al-‘Ali, Al-Rabiyah, and Al-Jabilah after the Syrian Army fractured their main line of defense.

With their forces descending upon Ma’dan, the Syrian Arab Army is looking to seal the southeastern border of Al-Raqqa by forcing the Islamic State out of the aforementioned town along the Euphrates River.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army carries out special operation to cutoff ISIL’s supply line to Deir Ezzor Cemetery
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out another carried out another special operation in the Deir Ezzor Governorate this weekend, cutting off one 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) key supply lines to the provincial cemetery.

Led by the al-Qassem Group of the Elite Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army dug another large tunnel under the Islamic State’s positions, placing a large supply of explosives beneath the terrorist group’s positions before detonating the bombs this afternoon.

Following this attack, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Islamic State’s positions and cutoff one of the terrorist group’s most important supply lines to the provincial cemetery.

With the Islamic State under attack at several fronts across the country, the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir Ezzor Governorate has taken advantage of the terrorist group’s misfortunes by carrying out different operations to harass their forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  the Syrian Arab Army dug another large tunnel under the Islamic State’s positions, placing a large supply of explosives beneath the terrorist group’s positions before detonating the bombs this afternoon.

Very Hezbi of them
Posted by: Frank G || 07/31/2017 8:35 Comments || Top||

#2  It's time for a remake of The Mole People
Posted by: SteveS || 07/31/2017 8:51 Comments || Top||

#3  The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out another carried out another special operation in the Deir Ezzor Governorate this weekend, cutting off one of the Islamic State’s (ISIS) key supply lines to the provincial cemetery.

'Eh? Why cut off the supply of dead bodies to the cemetery? Gotta put them somewhere so they don't stink up where they died.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 07/31/2017 10:33 Comments || Top||


Syrian military resumes east Damascus offensive after short hiatus
[AlMasdar] The Syrian military resumed their offensive in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Sunday, following the rejection of a ceasefire offered to Faylaq Al-Rahman militants in exchange for the expulsion of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham from the East Ghouta region.

To begin the day, Syrian jets flying from a nearby airbase pounded the ‘Ayn Tarma Triangle where a large number of Faylaq Al-Rahman militants were present.

Targeting the militant areas around the Sonbol Station, Syrian jets hammered Faylaq Al-Rahman militants for much of the morning, while their allies from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) heavily shelled the latter’s positions.

As of now, the Syrian Arab Army is still pounding Faylaq Al-Rahman’s positions with heavy artillery shells; however, they are preparing to launch a ground assault that will target the militant group’s last positions around the Sonbol Station.

Syrian Army kills scores of Islamists in new east Damascus advance

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a vicious assault on the east Damascus suburb of ‘Ayn Tarma, Sunday, storming Faylaq Al-Rahman’s defenses from several axes.

The assault started early on Sunday morning when the Syrian Air Force (SyAAF) repeatedly bombed Faylaq Al-Rahman’s positions in the ‘Ayn Tarma Triangle.

Following the airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard and 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division began their assault on ‘Ayn Tarma by launching a barrage of mortar shells and surface-to-surface missiles.

Once the mortar and missile fire subsided, the Syrian Arab Army attack Faylaq Al-Rahman’s defenses from several axes, advancing near the Sonbol Station after fierce clashes.

According to a source from the 42nd Brigade, Faylaq Al-Rahman suffered more than 30 dead or wounded during the Syrian Army’s onslaught today.

The source added that many of Faylaq Al-Rahman’s wounded fighters were transferred to field hospitals in Irbeen and Madyra.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian jet annihilates an entire ISIL force in east Hama
[AlMasdar] Minutes ago, a Syrian jet carried out an imperative Arclight airstrike over the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate, wiping out an entire 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) force near Salamiyah City.

According to local journalists in Salamiyah, the Islamic State force traveling in the eastern countryside of Salamiyah was comprised of at least 18 Death Eaters ‐ all were killed by the Syrian Arclight airstrike.

With thousands of fighters deployed east of Salamiyah, the Syrian Air Force has stepped up their Arclight airstrikes over the Islamic State’s positions in the Hama Governorate.

A source in eastern Hama told al-Masdar that this week alone, the Syrian Air Force has doubled their total amount of Arclight airstrikes over the Salamiyah countryside.

In the coming days, possibly hours, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies are expected to kick off their long-awaited offensive to expel the Islamic State from central Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Four killed in Daesh suicide attack in northern Syria
[AA.TR] Four people were killed in a ISIS suicide kaboom targeting a meeting between two armed Syrian opposition groups south of Aleppo on Sunday, opposition spokesmen told Anadolu Agency.

The attack took place in the opposition-held Sheikh Najjar village where representatives of Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
and Tahrir al-Sham, al-Qaeda's Syrian branch, had gathered for peace talks following a cease-fire last week, Omar Khattab, a front man for Ahrar al-Sham, said.

Khattab said security guards had spotted a suspected motorcyclist approaching the meeting venue, and captured him, adding the jacket wallah managed to escape and blew up himself.

Muhammad Abu Zayd, another front man for the group, said the attacker killed four people on the spot.

He was later identified as a ISIS terrorist, he added.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
Iraqis say they foiled IS plan to attack revered shrines
[IsraelTimes] Iraqi and Russian Arclight airstrikes hit jacket wallahs in Iraq and Syria, averting planned assaults on Karbala, Najaf

Iraqi intelligence officials said Sunday they foiled an attempt by 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 to attack revered Shiite shrines and the sect’s spiritual leader.

The IS plan was to launch a series of suicide kabooms in Karbala and Najaf that house the shrines as well as the home of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, two officers told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

The simultaneous Arclight airstrikes by Iraqi and Russian air forces two weeks ago hit gatherings of suicide bombers in the Iraqi town of Qaim and in Syria’s Mayadeen area, both under IS control.

They gave no details on casualties.

Recent meetings with the Russians yielded increased intelligence sharing between the two nations, they said.

Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
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