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Governor of Galgaduud region shot dead in Somali capital
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Afghanistan
Jani Khel retaken after almost 10 days of heavy fighting inflicting heavy casualties
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops managed to retake the control of Jani Khel district in southeastern Paktia province after almost ten days of heavy fighting that inflicted heavy casualties both the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
murderous Moslems and the security forces.

The provincial governor’s front man Abdullah Hasrat confirmed on Friday that the control of the district center of Jani Khel has been recaptured.

He said over 140 murderous Moslems were killed and more than 120 others were maimed during the festivities.

Hasrat further added that around 20 Pak militias were also among those killed during the festivities with the security forces.

According to Hasrat, the Afghan cops also lost at least 13 members and around 17 others were maimed during the festivities.

Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan policeman shot dead before attacking NATO forces in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A member of the Afghan police forces was rubbed out before he manage to carry out an attack on the 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...
forces in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

According the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, the incident took place today near Kandahar airfield.

The policeman was reportedly serving with the Public Order Police forces and it is yet not clear if he had any links with the anti-government armed holy warrior groups or not.

The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in a statement said "The advisors had completed scheduled law enforcement training and were preparing to return to base when they were attacked by a member of the Afghan National Civil Order Police."

The statement further added that Romanian soldiers, who were providing security, along with Train, Advise and Assist Command-South advisors returned fire in self-defense and killed the gunman.

"A maimed Romanian soldier is being treated at Kandahar Airfield medical facilities," Resolute Support said, adding that another ANCOP member was maimed in the crossfire and is being treated at an Afghan medical facility.
Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [381 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Romanian soldiers, who were providing security, along with Train, Advise and Assist Command-South advisors returned fire in self-defense and killed the gunman.

Good for them - wonder if western European, or American, soldiers would do as well.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/06/2017 3:42 Comments || Top||

#2  another ANCOP member was maimed in the crossfire

Members of the RAB were present?
Posted by: jpal || 08/06/2017 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/06/2017 11:35 Comments || Top||


Major Taliban offensive in Helmand ends after almost 48 hours of gun battle
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A major offensive by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
snuffies on Greshk district in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province ended after almost 48 hours of heavy shootout.

According to the local government officials, the Taliban snuffies launched the attack late on Thursday night by detonating several boom-mobiles and using Humvee armored personnel carriers to storm the district compound and security posts.

The officials are saying that four of the snuffies had taken position in a market in Greshk district after the attack and were eliminated carefully in a bid to prevent casualties to the local residents and property damage.

The officials further added that the four snuffies entered the market compound on Friday morning hours after the attack was and were armed with light and heavy including rocket launchers.

According to the officials, the security forces carefully cleared the building and managed to eliminate all four remaining Death Eaters at around 12 am local time.

The provincial government media office in a statement said a RPG rocket launcher, two AK-47 rifles, one communication device, 15 hand grenades, 15 RPG rockets, one vehicle, and the dead bodies of the snuffies were left in the area.

Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Taliban now has armored Humvees?
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/06/2017 8:57 Comments || Top||


Hekmatyar backs elections, rejects US troop increase in Afghanistan
[DAWN] Afghan warlord and ex-prime minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil...
rejected any increase in the United States (US) troops in Afghanistan on Saturday as he said elections were the only way to bring stability to the war-torn country.

Hekmatyar is back in the political mainstream after returning to Afghan public life in April due to a landmark, but hugely controversial, peace deal he signed with the Kabul government.

The 70-year-old told news hounds that Afghanistan desperately needed "a strong central government led by a powerful president".

"Without this, it is impossible to bring peace and stability to the country," he said, in his first presser with foreign media since returning to Afghanistan after more than twenty years in exile.

"Hezb-e-Islami is ready to co-operate with the government and bring in security and stability unconditionally," Hekmatyar said, referring to the largely dormant Lion of Islam group he heads.

"We accept that elections should be the only way to get to power and the participation of political parties in elections is the only way forward," he added.

Hekmatyar, white-bearded and wearing his trademark black turban, also said that Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
would be wrong to send more American troops to Afghanistan, something the US president is believed to be considering. America has about 8,400 soldiers in the country, well below their presence of more than 100,000 six years ago.

Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar


Africa Horn
Al shabaab displays hijacked vehicle branded Jubilee Party
[SHABELLENEWS] Al shabaab paraded in Southern Somalia vehicle branded Jubilee Party (ruling party) that was hijacked by murderous Moslems in northeast Mandera country near Somalia border last Month.

Photos released by pro-al shabaab website showed fighters clad with AK-47s on the vehicle belonging to Jubilee Party election campaign team in somewhere in Southern Somalia.

Kenyan security officers have launched a manhunt for al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
murderous Moslems who had hijacked the vehicle at gunpoint at Kutulo and driven to Somalia.

The occupants of the vehicle were on a political campaign trail.

According to the police, the vehicle had dropped several supporters of Mandera Governor Ali Roba who had attended a political rally in Kotulo town in July 29, 2017.

Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al-Shabaab Gunmen kill prominent Elder in Mogadishu
[SHABELLENEWS] al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
snuffies have rubbed out a prominent traditional in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Friday night, the latest in series of liquidations in the seaside city.

Geedi Mohamud Ahmed Firdhiye, the elder bumped off at a tea-shot in Mogadishu’s Yaqshiid distrct on Friday night, witnesses said.

The elder has sustained serous wounds in the attack carried out by two men armed with pistols, and taken to hospital, where he was succumbed too his injures, medics confirmed.

The assailants managed to escape the scene, before the arrival of the security personnel.

Mo’alim ABdulle Ali, former Dharkenley district commissioner has confirmed the murder of the elder, and sent his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of late Firdhiye.

Ali has on the other hand called on the government security agencies to arrest the killers, and bring them into justice for murdering the well-known local elder.

No group has yet grabbed credit for the killing, but Al shabaab has previously threatened to kill the elders who involved in recent Parliamentary election.

Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Governor of Galgaduud region shot dead in Somali capital
[SHABELLENEWS] al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
snuffies have rubbed out a provincial governor and his brother in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Mohammed Dahir Ali Elmi, the governor of Galgadud region in central Somalia, and his brother were bumped off in Mogadishu’s Yaaqshid district Friday night, witnesses said.

The governor was visiting relatives when gunnies who trailed him opened fire. Witnesses said the gunnies fled before security forces arrived.

"Our mujahedeen unit carried [out] an operation to kill the governor," al-Shabaab said in a statement posted on a website affiliated with the group.

The incident occurred less than three hours after an exploding car blew up in Makka al-Mukarama street in the center of the capital, killing at least three civilians.

Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [475 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Nine family members killed in Yemen air strike
[DAWN] Three women and six children from the same family were killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on their home in northern 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...
on Friday, a local health official said, the latest in a series of attacks since 2015.

Yemen has been torn by a civil war in which the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, is trying to roll back gains made by the Iran-aligned 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 ...
group which controls most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa.

The head of the local health department, Dr Abdel-Ilah al-Azzi, said the attack at dawn on the family home of Taha al-Dharafi in Mahda district on the south-western outskirts of Saada city, also injured three other people.

"We are recording all the crimes of the enemy and we will not forget them," Azzi said. "All the criminals will be put on trial soon, God willing," he added.
Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Saudi regime forces bomb Shiite religious site in besieged Awamiya
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Saudi regime forces continued their inhuman siege of the Qatif Province’s Awamiya District, Saturday, targeting the residents and infrastructure of this historical area.

In one particular instance on Saturday, local activists reported and filmed the Saudi regime forces bombing a Shiite religious site in the ’Awamiya District.

The religious site was identified by the local activists as Hussainyat Um-Albanin, which is a Shiite house of elocution in Mosowarah.
Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Britain
British man who tried to join Daesh in Syria gets six years
[Iran Press TV] A British court has handed a 6-year jail sentence to a man who aimed to travel to Syria to join the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist organization.

Ghulam Hussain,
...but his friends called him Basil...
31, from Batley, West Yorkshire, confessed telling an undercover police officer he intended to join ISIS.

Hussain, who is of Pak origin, paid the undercover officer for accommodation during his journey, telling the undercover agent that he would rather die than return to the UK.

The undercover police officer made audio and video recordings of their talks.

"It was your intention to go abroad, it was your intention to take up arms and to kill, and you did encourage the undercover officer to do the same as you," Judge Peter Collier told the defendant in court, adding, "You did have a commitment to travel to Syria, to join ISIS, to fight and give your life."

Hussain was convicted for two offenses under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.
Posted by: Fred || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  No deportation after the jail term, though...
Posted by: Pappy || 08/06/2017 12:22 Comments || Top||


Britain migrant colonist briefs

From Breitbart - jihad:
Islamist Who Had Trial Delayed for Ramadan Found Guilty of Disseminating Terrorist Propaganda
2 August
The Islamist whose trial was put on hold so he could fast during Ramadan has been found guilty of terrorism offences for sharing Islamist propaganda online.

London Bridge Terrorist May Have Radicalised Young Children at School Where he Taught
31 July
New details have emerged about London Bridge terror group ringleader Khuram Butt, the 27-year-old Islamist who was shot dead by police in June, which reveals him as a proselytising radical who used positions of trust to recruit young Muslims.

From the Daily Mail - immigration:
UK cannot stop migrants sneaking in and we need 3,000 more border guards after Brexit says union boss
04/08/17
All of Britain's airports are short of staff to monitor who is coming in, with the exception of London City, and officers are being swamped by the number of immigrants arriving in lorries.

International gang of 101 people smugglers that 'charged £22,000 to sneak immigrants into Britain' is rounded up as 'ringleader is arrested at Heathrow trying to flee to Brazil'
04/08/17
Officers arrested 14 of the 15 suspected members in Malaga, southern Spain, but the alleged ringleader was held at London's Heathrow Airport as he tried to flee to Brazil.

Hundreds of Albanians who pretended to be from Kosovo to win asylum in Britain may escape deportation following landmark legal test case
03/08/17
Details of the legal fight came as it was revealed that the UK Government allowed Albanian, Ermal Alijaj, to stay after he lost an asylum bid using fake Kosovan ID but reapplied under his real name.

Kurdish illegal immigrant 'claimed more than £32,000 in benefits after entering UK in back of a truck'
01/08/17
Kerim Koroglu, 49, allegedly pocketed handouts from Hackney Council when he was not entitled to for more than six years, after he sneaked into the country in August 2002.

From Breitbart - immigration:
Rwandan Migrant Jailed for Brutal Rape After He Became ‘Sexually Aroused’ in a Nightclub
5 August
Rwandan migrant Derrick Mutambuka has been jailed for more than nine years for violently raping a woman after he became ‘sexually aroused’ in a Sunderland nightclub.

Police Smash Gang Who Smuggled Thousands of Iranians to UK Over Ten Years
4 August
The ringleader of people smuggling ring who illegally brought thousands of mostly-Iranian nationals into the UK has been apprehended at Heathrow airport.

UN Demands UK Accept Twice as Many ‘Refugees’ Who ‘Revive’ Country
4 August
The UK should double the number of refugees it takes in, a senior United Nations (UN) official has urged, claiming asylum seekers “revive” parts of the country.

London Doctor Manish Shah Charged with 118 Sexual Offences Including Child Abuse
3 August
London-based Dr. Manish Shah has been charged with 118 sexual offences including the abuse of a child under 13 years of age.

Girls Seeking Help for Forced Marriage at Record High, Just One Conviction
1 August
The number of children subjected to or fearing forced marriage being offered assistance by the UK’s leading children’s charity has hit a record level, new data has revealed.

Smuggling gangs charging up to £900 a seat to fly illegal immigrants into the UK as two British pilots are arrested ‘for flying in 14 Albanians’
31/07/17
It's feared migrants are planning to use light aircrafts to enter Britain illegally. Pictured is pilot Algirdas Barteskam, who was jailed this year for smuggling people into the UK.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs


German court dismisses soldier for denying Israel’s existence
5 August
[Jpost] A court in Hanover in the state of Lower Saxony affirmed in June the German armed forces’ decision to discharge a soldier because of his rejection of Israel’s right to exist and support for the US- and EU-classified terrorist organization Hamas. The soldier of Afghan background lashed out at Israel, Jews and the United States during questioning by Germany’s military counter-intelligence service (MAD) in 2016.

According to the legal decision obtained by The Jerusalem Post on Friday, the unnamed soldier said “F***... the Jews and the USA” and justified support for Hamas and Fatah. The German military determined in March that the soldier’s comments violated Germany’s anti-hate law. MAD said the soldier also rejected Israel’s legitimacy as a state.

The soldier started his service in 2016 and planned to serve until 2024. The court’s decision said he claimed he had language difficulties because he was raised in Afghanistan and has only been in the Federal Republic for a few years. The soldier denied his allegedly anti-Jewish and anti-American statements when questioned by MAD. He said he is a Shi’ite and has showed sympathy for his religious brethren.

From Breitbart - jihad:
Swedish Social Services: Islamic State Fighters Can Be Good Parents
4 August
Sweden is seeing an increasing number of families returning from fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, but the children are not automatically taken into custody claiming some fighters may be good parents.

Study: Radical Islamists Actually Have Extensive Knowledge of Islam
4 August
An Islamic theologian at the University of Vienna has conducted a study of radical Islamists proving that many have an extensive knowledge of Islam despite mainstream claims that radical Islamists have little understanding of their own religion.

From the Daily Mail - immigration:
The charity boat 'taking deliveries' of migrants from people traffickers: Undercover officers capture criminals 'escorting' vessels to aid ships bound for Italy
04/08/17
Photographs captured by undercover officers show the criminals 'escorting' vessels packed with asylum seekers before being transferred to aid boats bound for Italy.

African migrants intent on reaching Britain return to Brussels park where they drink and wash from fountain water
03/08/17
In the last week, dozens of migrants have set up camp again in the Maximilian Park in the Belgian capital of Brussels, directly opposite from the Belgian Immigration Office.

Illegal immigrants savagely beat up three lorry drivers headed for the UK after they refused to let them sneak on board in Belgium
03/08/17
Three lorry drivers were savagely attacked by African immigrants who tried to stowaway on the parked lorries at an E17 Motorway service area near Gentbrugge (file photo), in Belgium.

Calais mayor defies court order and refuses to install showers and toilets for migrants because it is 'unfair to residents and could lead to a new "Jungle" camp'
02/08/17 10:12
France's highest administrative court has ordered Calais to install better facilities that its refusal so far to do so 'exposed them to inhuman and degrading treatment.'

Is this the start of the new Jungle? New shelters to open after court rules Calais must provide hundreds of migrants with food, water and toilets less than a year after camp was razed to the ground
31/07/17
France announced Monday it would open two shelters for migrants sleeping rough around the port of Calais, relenting to pressure to improve the lot of hundreds of people hiding from police.

'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.

From Breitbart - Europe migrant crisis:
Italy: Naval Mission to Stop People Smugglers Off Libya Going Ahead
4 August
Italy’s ambassador to Libya says his country’s naval mission to thwart migrant smugglers is going ahead despite threats.

Spain Pulls 60 Migrants from Three Boats in Strait of Gibraltar
31 July
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has removed 60 migrants from three boats trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco.

From Breitbart - immigration:
19 Migrants Reach Spain’s Coast in Two Small Boats
5 August
The Red Cross says that 19 migrants have arrived to Spain’s southeastern coast in two small boats.

Egypt-Backed Libyan Warlord Threatens to ‘Confront’ Italian Ships Intercepting Migrant Boats
4 August
Libya’s strongest warlord has issued a warning to Italian ships being deployed to help turn back migrant boats inside the country’s territorial waters.

Data Shows Three-Pronged Assault on Europe’s Borders Is Intensifying
4 August
The Chief Security Adviser to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary has warned that the three-pronged assault on the European Union’s external borders at Greece, Italy and Spain is intensifying.

Germans Say ‘Climate Change’ Is Biggest Personal Fear… Ahead of Terror, Mass Migration
But what do they think in the privacy of their own skulls?
4 August
“Climate change” is the major concern of more than 70 per cent of Germans, according to a new study, which found that less than half of those polled ranked mass migration as a cause for anxiety.

Report: Half of Terror Plots in Germany by ‘Refugees’, Nation Targeted After Migrant Crisis
3 August
More than half (54 per cent) of terror plots in Germany have involved asylum seekers and refugees since 2014 and the onset of the migrant crisis.

City Hall Staff to Get Self-Defence Training After Migrant Family ‘Riot’
3 August
Staff working at Rommerskirchen’s City Hall will be trained in self-defence after an Iraqi refugee and her ten children rioted against Social Services on Monday.

German Mayor Furious After Sudanese Migrant Molests Ten-Year-Old Girl
3 August
Jan Peter Bechtluft, mayor of the German town of Papenburg, has expressed fury after a 26-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker was arrested for sexually molesting a ten-year-old girl at a local shop.

Nearly One Quarter of Germans Now Have a Foreign Background
2 August
New statistics show that over one fifth of all people residing in Germany
...residents are not the same as citizens, but go on...
now originates from “migrant backgrounds”, and many are demanding more money and flexibility for the education system and labour market. According to the German Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden, the main driving factor has been both migration from other European countries and the massive influx of asylum seekers over the course of the migrant crisis, Handelsblatt reports.

EU Gives Hungary, Poland, One Month to Back Down and Accept Migrant Quotas
1 August
The European Union’s (EU) unelected executive branch has given the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland one month to back down and start admitting migrants from the Middle East and North Africa or face legal consequences.

Spain Overwhelmed by Trade in Arms, Drugs, and Illegal Migrants from North Africa
31 July
An investigation by Spain’s most-circulated newspaper has revealed “a tale of illegal immigration, money laundering, and arms and drug trafficking, as well as tobacco smuggling” which is overwhelming the Mediterranean country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Home Front: WoT
Official: Minnesota mosque blast was caused by bomb
[AlAhram] Someone apparently threw a bomb through the window of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam's office but not injuring anyone, an official said.

The blast happened at around 5 a.m. at the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police Chief Jeff Potts said at a news conference that Sherlocks were trying to determine the cause of the blast.

The mosque primarily serves people from the area's large Somali community.
Asad Zaman, director of the Moslem American Society of Minnesota, said at a news conference that a witness saw something being thrown at the imam's office window from a "van or truck" before the blast. WCCO-TV reports that he said it may have been a fire bomb. Mohammed Omar, the center's executive director, said a worshipper saw a pickup truck speeding away afterward.

There were 15 to 20 people inside the mosque when the blast happened. Worshippers managed to extinguish the blaze before firefighters arrived, the society said in a news release.

The mosque, which primarily serves people from the area's large Somali community, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails, its executive director, Mohammed Omar, told the Star Tribune .

The mosque serves as a religious center and community organizing platform for Moslem activists and leaders in the area, said the society, which is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest or conviction.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting in the investigation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [471 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Groovy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/06/2017 8:00 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect this is a "false flag" operation:

1) Incident occurred at a time when most Unbelievers are sleeping.
2) Bomb is thrown into unoccupied office where damage can be contained.
3) "Fire bomb" is put out by congregation before Fire Dept. arrives.
4) I lived in Bloomington, and there is NO overt hostility toward Somalis.

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/06/2017 13:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Were there any secondary explosions?
Posted by: Raj || 08/06/2017 14:21 Comments || Top||

#4  I suspect this is a "false flag" operation

That certainly the way to bet, given historical trends.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/06/2017 15:34 Comments || Top||

#5  The claim that the "bomber" drove a pickup truck, is a clear pointer to "red neck whites" and our local far lefty media echoed it. To what end.

Minnesota's Moscow on the Mississippi river Pravda propaganda machine is quoting CAIR here like pure factoids on crack. Did this really happen? Who knows but from our Gov. Dayton down to his DFL DNC media minions, it does not matter

Does anyone recall a Powerline article about the Minnesota FBI director attending a gathering that included a Hamas affiliate? Foggy on the names but scary as a Hillary when you realize who is investigating Dar al-Farooq.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/06/2017 16:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Red on Red or a false flag operation.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/06/2017 19:32 Comments || Top||

#7  TSA in Minneapolis gave local imams a tour of airport security.

Frankly, I'd bet on a work accident before a hate crime. Maybe something left over from Friday night's post-prayer educational meeting cooked off?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/06/2017 20:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Could be a Shia on Sunni accident. Or someone forgot to take their nail polish remover and hair bleach home after they mixed it.
Posted by: Ulains Thuque6389 || 08/06/2017 21:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Dspends if the glass is shattered only outwards?
Posted by: gorb || 08/06/2017 21:08 Comments || Top||

#10  For Moslems, it's awfully frightening
(though, oddly, their outlook is brightening)
To frequently witness
(the kafirs are witless!)
The flash of Mohammedan lightning.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/06/2017 22:17 Comments || Top||

#11  It happened here.
Posted by: newc || 08/06/2017 23:49 Comments || Top||


OC businessman charged with smuggling tactical equipment to Syria
[OrangeCountyRegister] An Orange County businessman accused of illegally exporting rifle scopes and other tactical equipment to Syria was nabbed
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
Tuesday and charged with smuggling and violating international sanctions.

A federal grand jury, in an indictment unsealed Tuesday, alleges that Rasheed Al Jijakli, 56, of Walnut took tactical equipment to fighters in Syria.

According to the indictment, Jijakli is a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen who serves as the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, vice president, secretary and treasurer of Palmyra Corporation, a check-cashing business in Orange County.

Among the items prosecutors allege that Jijakli provided to Syrian fighters are rifle scopes, laser bore sighters used to adjust sights on firearms, radios and bulletproof vests.

The indictment does not specify to which faction in the Syrian civil war the fighters Jijakli is accused of dealing with are aligned.

On Tuesday in court, the defendant pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
, appearing at ease when chatting with his court-appointed attorney and looking over the indictment. He nodded along as the judge explained his rights.

Jijakli was to be released on bond, required to be on electronic monitoring pending the trial. About a dozen family members attended the hearing, declining comment.

According to the Department of Justice, exporting the equipment would be a violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, under which the government prohibits "certain transactions with Syria by United States persons or involving U.S.-origin goods."

The indictment alleges that Jijakli ‐ along with three others only identified as "co-conspirators" ‐ got the tactical equipment from unnamed businesses in Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, Arizona, Arkansas and Washington.

According to the indictment, one of the "unindicted co-conspirators" in January of 2012 communicated with someone in Syria, offering to help buy items such as rifle scopes and weapon-conversion kits and offering to bring the items to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
Over the next several months, the indictment alleges that Jijakli and the others ordered the tactical equipment from the U.S.-based companies. In July 2012, prosecutors allege, Jijakli boarded a flight to Turkey.

Several days later, according to the indictment, Jijakli allegedly arrived in Syria with the smuggled equipment. The indictment alleges that upon his return, Jijakli told one of the so-called unindicted co-conspirators that his trip to Syria was "not too much fun," because he was unable to "join (in) with some action."

According to the indictment, two of the other unindicted co-conspirators also made trips to Syria to smuggle in and turned over tactical equipment.
So if all that happened in 2012, why the arrest and trial now, and why is only one of the miscreants named and arrested?
The indictment does not say how the trio allegedly got the weapons aboard planes; all three flights were reportedly on Ottoman Turkish Airlines out of Los Angeles International Airport.

It isn’t clear how authorities were tipped to the alleged illegal exports.

If convicted, Jijakli faces up to 50 years in federal prison. His attorney declined comment.
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#1  So if all that happened in 2012, why the arrest and trial now, and why is only one of the miscreants named and arrested?

Why did the Tsarnevs get to do what they did?
Posted by: Pappy || 08/06/2017 13:53 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Former PIA engineer given 10 years’ imprisonment for funding Safoora carnage
[DAWN] An antiterrorism court on Friday sentenced a former engineer of Pakistain International Airlines to 10 years’ imprisonment for financing the Safoora Goth bus carnage.

Khalid Yusuf Bari was found guilty of funding the carnage in which 47 Shia Ismaili community members, including eight women, were rubbed out in an attack on their bus near Safoora Goth on May 13, 2015.

The ATC-VI judge also imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on him and in case of default the convict would have to undergo an additional six months in prison.

According to the prosecution, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of police had tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
Khalid in September 2015 for providing funds to Saad Aziz alias Tin Tin, one of the convicts in the Safoora Goth bus carnage case.

Paperwork was started but nothing else was done against the accused under Section 11-H (fundraising for terrorism) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at the CTD cop shoppe.

The jail authorities produced Khalid before the judge on Friday. Following the pronouncement of the verdict, the court sent him to jail along with conviction warrant to serve out the awarded sentence.

The military court had sentenced Saad Aziz, Tahir Minhas, Asadur Rehman, Mohammad Azhar Ishrat and Hafiz Nasir Ahmed to death in May 2016 in the Safoora Goth carnage and several other cases of terrorism including assassination'>assassination
of social activist Sabeen Mahmud.

The military courts had acquitted former Fishermen Cooperative Society vice chairman Sultan Qamar Siddiqui, his brother Hussain Qamar Siddiqui and Sajid Naeem of the charges of facilitating the Safoora Goth carnage.
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Indian troops kill 3 Kashmiri militants in gun battle
[DAWN] Three Kashmiri forces of Evil were killed in a shootout with Indian troops on Saturday, triggering a new round of anti-India protests and festivities.

The fighting began after government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip that suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) forces of Evil were hiding in India-held Kashmire's northwestern Sopore area, said police Inspector-General Muneer Ahmed Khan. He said that as the soldiers began searching homes, they came under gunfire from krazed killers.

In the ensuing battle, three forces of Evil were killed and a police official injured, he said.

"During the encounter three forces of Evil of LeT were eliminated," a police statement said, adding that three automatic assault rifles were recovered from the site of the clash.

As the news of the killings spread, protests and festivities erupted in several parts of the region as residents rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud against Indian rule and in favour of the separatists who have fought against New Delhi's rule since 1989.

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Shikarpur feud that claimed 27 lives settled by jirga
[DAWN] Disregarding a Sindh High Court ban on using jirgas to settle disputes, a bloody feud between two factions of the Jatoi clan was settled by one at village Khadim Hussain Jatoi near Shikarpur on Saturday.

The settlement was held under the supervision of former MNA Dr Mohammad Ibrahim Jatoi, former provincial minister Meer Abid Hussain Jatoi and local notable Fatah Muhammad Jatoi.

Anwar Jatoi and Nazar Muhammad Jatoi represented the Badani Jatoi group, one of the warring factions, while Allah Wadhayo and Gulsher Jatoi were nominated by Saad Khanani Jatoi as his faction's 'elders' to mediate on its behalf.

According to the jirga's verdict, a fine of Rs18 million was imposed on the Badani Jatoi group for the murder of 12 individuals belonging to the Saad Khanani Jatoi group. Likewise, the Saad Khanai Jatoi group was fined Rs15 million for 12 men murdered of the Badani Jatoi group.

In addition, both parties were directed to jointly pay Rs5 million as compensation to two passersby -- a woman and a baby girl -- who were killed in their crossfire.

Under the terms of the verdict, both tribes will withdraw their cases against each other, which are currently being heard in anti-terrorism courts.

Both parties accepted the verdict and embraced each other following its announcement. According to police sources, the settlement was a result of police pressure to maintain law and order in the district.

According to sources, 4 deputy superintendents of police, 10 station house officers and a large number of coppers were deployed at the jirga "to avoid any untoward incident".

The deadly conflict had started two years ago when two persons belonging to the Saad Khanani Jatoi faction were killed in police encounter. Saad Khanani Jatoi, the tribal leader, accused the Badani Jatoi group of sharing information with police that led to the men's killing.

In the ensuing conflict, about 27 individuals and 3 passersby -- including two women and a baby girl -- from both parties were killed while dozens received serious wounds in armed festivities.

At least 16 persons were rubbed out in a single deadly clash that took place on July 3, 2017. When police personnel had tried to prevent further losses, gunnies had attacked them with rocket launchers and kept them from entering the area.

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Iraq
15 ISIS Turbans smoked in airstrikes in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) An airstrike by warplanes from the United States-led coalition killed 15 Islamic State members in Kirkuk on Saturday, a security source said.

The source told Dijlah TV that the strike targeted group locations in al-Dabas region, 55 Km northwest of the province.

Seven militants were also wounded in the raid, according to the source.

He said coalition jets escalated raids recently after the command had detected an increase in militants’ activity in al-Rashad and Daqouq regions, south of the province.

Islamic State has held a few havens in southwestern Kirkuk, most notably the town of Hawija, since 2014, when the group proclaimed an “Islamic caliphate” on a third of Iraq and Syria. The group had reportedly relocated commands of areas lost to security forces to Kirkuk, with some sources previously quoted saying it became the group’s new capital.

The Iraqi government declared victory over Islamic State militants in Mosul, the group’s former capital in Iraq, last month, and said it was going to proceed towards other group holdouts, including Kirkuk.

The group lost more than 25.000 members in military operations since their launch in October, according to Iraqi generals. A few thousands are thought to remain in Kirkuk, Anbar, Salahuddin and Tal Afar.

Armed conflicts in Iraq killed and wounded more than 500 during July, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

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#1  Good start.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/06/2017 14:11 Comments || Top||


1 dead in bombing attack in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi army officer was killed and five soldiers were injured when an explosive device went off west of Baqubah, Diyala, a police source in the province was quoted saying.

DPA quoted the source saying that the bomb, planted on the side of a road in al-Bawiya village, east of Baqubah, exploded in a passing army patrol. An officer was killed while other lower ranking personnel were wounded as a result of the blast.

Islamic State members have escalated their attacks against security and civilians over the past months as Iraqi forces were focusing most of their efforts to drive the group out of Mosul, the militants’ former capital which was declared free earlier this month. More than 25000 militants were killed in the Mosul campaign, according to Iraqi generals, including both foreign and local members, while a few thousands remain in other havens in Diyala, Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Anbar which the Iraqi government plans to target with future military offensives.

Violence and armed conflicts in Iraq left more than 500 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of July, according to a monthly casualty count released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).
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2 die in IED attack on funeral near Ramadi


Ramadi (IraqiNews.com) An improvised bomb planted by Islamic State militants exploded Saturday in Anbar province, killing two people attending a funeral, Iraqi police sources said.

Kuwaiti Kuna news agency quoted police sources saying that the IED went off inside a cemetery in Ramadi during a funeral ceremony, killing two and wounding three others.

The source said Islamic State militants had used to stash munitions inside cemeteries in the city, adding that they became battlefields between the militants and troops at some cases.

Violence and armed conflicts left more than 500 dead and wounded across Iraq during the month of July, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Islamic State militants are still holding three towns in western Anbar near the Syrian borders. Iraqi government forces and tribal militias are preparing for future offensives to retake those regions from the militants.

Last month, the Iraqi government marked its biggest victory over the Islamic State since its emergence in 2014, retaking Mosul, the group’s former capital, after more that eight months of battles.
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Southeast Asia
Wanted Abu Sayyaf rebel nabbed in Zamboanga
[PNA] Police and military forces have arrested a suspected Abu Sayyaf Group rebel, involved in the abduction of plantation workers in Basilan in 2001. Chief Inspector Elmer Solon identified the arrested suspect as Hamad Ajijul Susulan alias “Hajer Sailani” and “Ahmad.”

Solon said Susulan was arrested Friday afternoon along the highway in Barangay Mercedes in Zamboanga City in a combined security operation. He said the suspect has a standing arrest warrant for eight counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention with ransom issued by the regional trial court in Basilan province.

Susulan is reportedly involved in the kidnapping of farm workers of the Golden Harvest Plantation at Barangay Tairan, Lantawan in Basilan on June 11, 2001. The Abu Sayyaf militants seized eight plantation workers during their attack and demanded ransom for their release.

The rebels beheaded some of the workers while others were either rescued by government forces or managed to escape during the firefight.
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Thai police escape bomb ambush uninjured
[The Nation] Insurgents set off a roadside bomb to ambush a team of deputy inspectors from Sugnai Padi police station in Narathiwat on Friday morning, but the police car escaped the blast. No one was hurt.

Sungai Padi deputy inspector Preecha Polsa was traveling in the car with two policemen. When they reached the spot, detonated the bomb via walkie-talkie. Because of the way that the bomb was placed on top of an anthill, the blast was directed upwards. The main blast force missed the car, which suffered only minor damage.T
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Suicide bomber wipes out Al-Qaeda gathering
[ALMASDARNEWS] A huge kaboom could be heard in the western countryside of Aleppo on Friday as a military base belonging to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (Syrian al-Qaeda branch) was targeted in what proved to be a car kaboom.

The suicide kaboom took place in the Rif Muhandseen al-Than area, not far from Urum al-Kubra town, and resulted in the death of 4 HTS fighters while a handful of murderous Moslems sustained shrapnel injuries.
Less than ten casualties? That's not much of a gathering.
Although the bombing occured over 24 hours ago, no party has taken responsibility yet. However,
some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go...
this is the same region that witnessed infighting between HTS and its primary rival 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...
, events which led to the defection of Harakat Nour al-Deen Zenki a couple weeks ago.

ISIS is also known to have sleeper cells in the region while the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) intelligence apparatus, known as the mukhabarat, also operates behind enemy lines.
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Syrian Army attempts to advance on key base near Deir Ezzor border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been attempting to advance on the strategic T-2 Pumping Station in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate recently, pushing from two different axes in order to break-through the enemy lines.

Units from the Syrian Army’s 5th Corps have been attacking the Humaymah area near the T-2 Station for nearly three weeks now, while their allies from the Russian Air Force pound the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions around the desert.

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ISIS carries out execution in front of children, throws gay man off building
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State’s propaganda wing released a series of braggadocious photos on Saturday, showcasing its hardline religious penal code implemented on civilians living across the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

With Sharia fully implemented across all of ISIS-held Syria, Amaq Agency showed off images of lashing for premarital sex, a thief getting his hand cut off, an apostate being executed and a supposedly homosexual man being thrown off a building
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Syrian forces liberate last major Daesh-held town in Homs province
[Iran Press TV] A UK-based monitoring group has reported that Syrian government forces have liberated the last major town in the Homs province from the ISIS Terrorist group.

On Saturday, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that al-Sukhnah, some 50 kilometers to the northeast of Palmyra, is now fully free of the terrorists.

The town was freed following an intense firefight with the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
holy warriors which erupted after government forces encircled them from three directions.

During the operations, a large numbers of bad boyz were potted and vast amounts of their equipment and weapons were destroyed.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the pastor had finally been wrestled from the pulpit.
Y'got the wrong guy! he yelled just before Sergeant Malone's billy club landed...

the Syrian army, backed by the air force, carried out several strikes on terrorists' positions, gatherings, and fortifications in the Dayr al-Zawr province, killing a large number of ISISis

A military sources also reported that several towns in the province of Raqqah were also liberated from the terrorists.

The towns of al-Hardan, Salem al-Hamd, al-Atshana, Muqla Kabira, Muqla Saghira, and al-Da’ama were also fully liberated after the festivities.

Apart from killing a large number of the terrorists, some 30 of their armored vehicles were also destroyed.
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Terror Networks
US air raids take out multiple named ISIS commanders, foreign fighters
[ALMASDARNEWS] The US-led coalition continues to strike ISIS-held areas across Syria and Iraq, not only looking to propel its allies on the ground but also aiming at systematically eliminating 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....
leadership.

On July 24, a US Arclight airstrike killed the jihadist war chief Abd al-Ghafur near the border city of al-Bukamal in southern Deir Ezzor. His companion, nicknamed Abu Hammam, and three other ISIS members were also neutralized on July 16 in a nearby area, an official statement by the coalition claimed.

The statement suggested that Abd al-Ghafur and Abu Hammam were responsible for managing and directing terror abroad, encouraging ISIS sympathisers to conduct attacks on European and American soil, even supplying them with explosives obtained on the black market.

On July 13, Abu Futtum ‐ a well known bomb specialist and explosive manufacturer for the Islamic State ‐ was taken out by an Arclight airstrike near Mayadin city, anchored on the Euphrates River. Five other high-ranking ISIS fighters, including Razim Kastrati and Orhan Ramadani, were killed three days later in the same region.

Additionally, imported muscle were targeted by seemingly pinpoint US Arclight airstrikes; Lavdrim Muhaxheri was killed by a coalition Arclight airstrike on June 7 in the same area. Muhaxheri was an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, and a self-proclaimed leader of ISIS imported muscle from Kosovo. Four of his followers, one of whom was identified as Jetmir Ismaili, were killed in a separate air raid a couple weeks later.

In the same time, dozens of civilians are killed by US Arclight airstrikes, mostly in Raqqa city, on a daily basis with collateral damage surging since Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
took office earlier this year.
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