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Taliban kill 30 villagers in Afghanistan's Sari Pul province
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Afghanistan
Taliban kill 30 villagers in Afghanistan's Sari Pul province
[DAWN] An Afghan official says that at least 30 people, including women and kiddies, have been killed by Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighters in northern Sari Pul province.

Zahir Wahdat, the provincial governor for Sari Pul, said on Sunday that the victims were mostly civilians and some local security forces. The shootings took place Saturday morning after the Taliban seized control of the strategic Mirzawalang area in Sayad district.

Wahdat says Afghan forces retreated from the area after they couldn't gain ground or air support from the central government.

Earlier reports indicated that over a dozen people had been killed by the Taliban.

Qari Yusouf Ahamdi, a Taliban front man, grabbed credit for the attack, but not the civilian deaths.

Besides, 10 Taliban fighters were also killed, according to Zabi Amani, a front man for the provincial governor.

Amani said that the fighters, who included foreign Lion of Islams, attacked a security outpost in the Mirza Olang area of Sayaad district overnight, torching 30 houses.
The story according to Ynet:
Zabihullah Amani, a front man for the provincial governor, said the fighters, who included foreign bully boys, attacked a security outpost in the Mirza Olang area of Sayaad district overnight, torching 30 houses.

He said fighting was still going on but as many as 50 people, including children, women and elderly men, most of them members of the largely Shi'ite Hazara community, may have been killed, according to local village elders.

Seven members of the Afghan cops were also killed as well as a number of bully boys.

Many details of the attack, including the identity of the bully boys, were not immediately clear. Amani said they were a mixed group of Taliban 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....
fighters but the Taliban itself denied any involvement, dismissing the claim as propaganda.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [530 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


16,500 kgs of explosives seized from a Pakistan trailer truck in Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 16,500 kilograms of explosives were seized from a Pak trailer truck in Kabul city by the Afghan cops.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said at least five people were also nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in connection to the transportation of the explosives.

A statement by NDS said the explosives were of Ammonium Nitrate type which are mainly used in suicide kabooms and making of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) for the roadside kaboomings.

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

This is not the first time the Afghan cops have seized explosives or Ammonium Nitrate being exported from Pakistain but on numerous other occasions thousands of kilograms of explosives have been discovered and seized in similar operations.

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

The new report by United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) highlights that 40 per cent of all civilian casualties during the six-month period were killed or injured by anti-government forces using improvised bombs (IEDs), such as suicide bombs and pressure-plate devices, which were responsible for the deaths of 596 civilians and injured 1,483.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [404 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  That's 1650 ten KG bombs. Wheesh.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 08/07/2017 23:49 Comments || Top||


Taliban suffer casualties as Afghan forces repulse their coordinated attack in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
snuffies suffered casualties after their coordinated attack was repulsed by the Afghan cops in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said several Taliban snuffies launched coordinated attack on security check posts in Momand Dara.

The statement further added that Taliban’s attack received a befitting response from the security forces, resulting into the casualties of several Taliban Lion of Islams, including one of their big shots.

At least four snuffies were killed during the festivities and six others including their shadow district governor Abdul Aziz were maimed.

The local officials are saying that several foreign snuffies are also among those killed or maimed but the identities of them have not been disclosed.

The officials further added that the security personnel and local residents did not suffer any casualties during the festivities.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS claims several Taliban insurgents killed, wounded in Ghor clashes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 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’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, claims that several Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
hard boyz were killed or maimed during the festivities in northwestern Ghor province of Afghanistan.

Calling the group’s fighters as ’Apostates’ the terror group in a statement said the festivities between the two sides started last week and as a result several Taliban hard boyz were killed or maimed.

The statement by the terror group further adds that in the latest attack on Taliban hard boyz in Shorkan area of the province resulted into the killing of at least four Taliban hard boyz while three others were maimed.

According to ISIS loyalists, the Taliban hard boyz had initially launched a coordinated attack on the fighters of the terror group which was repulsed by them.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS arrests woman over illicit sexual charges in North of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Militants affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
a woman in North of Afghanistan on charges of having illicit sexual relations (Zana).

According to the local officials in Jawzjan, the woman, az Nazia was arrested and has been taken to an unknown location after she was accused of having illicit sexual relations with a man.

The incident took place in an area under the control of the bully boyz of the terror group in the restive Darzab district.

The provincial district administrative chief Baz Mohammad Dawar confirmed the incident and said preliminary reports indicate the woman is being kept as a hostage in Sardara area, which is under their control.

This comes as reports emerged earlier today suggesting that scores of people were rubbed out by the bully boyz affiliated with the terror group in northern Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
province.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab releases video of Kenya soldier’s execution
[SHABELLENEWS] The al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
has released a video showing the execution of a captive Kenyan soldier in what is called an attempt to influence Kenya’s presidential election on Tuesday.

The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors bad boy organizations, says al-Shabaab released the video showing the killing of Leonard Maingi Kiiyo on Saturday.

The bad boy group is based in neighboring Somalia and has carried out dozens of attacks inside Kenya, including in recent weeks. al-Shabaab has called it retribution for Kenya sending troops to Somalia to fight the group.

Kiiyo was seized by al-Shabaab in Somalia in January 2016. In the video he blames Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government for his death.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egypt's military destroys smuggling tunnel on North Sinai border: Army spokesman
[AlAhram] Egypt's army has destroyed a major illegal tunnel crossing the Egyptian border in North Sinai, a military front man said in a statement on Sunday.

Security forces killed two "very dangerous" turbans in the raid on the tunnel, with two 4x4 vehicles also destroyed, according to the statement.

The army said it discovered the tunnel while carrying out operations to stem Islamist insurgency operations in North Sinai ‐ an insurgency that has killed hundreds of police and army personnel in recent years.

Since 2011, Egypt's military has been destroying illegal tunnels running from North Sinai to Gazoo, with the aim of halting the smuggling of weapons and ammunition to krazed killers.

North Sinai has borders with both Gazoo and Israel.

In October 2014, Egypt said it destroyed a total of 1,813 tunnels used for weapons smugging. The army continues to periodically discover tunnels and destroy them.

In July 2015, the Egyptian cabinet issued a decree banning 4x4 vehicles in those parts of North Sinai designated by the military as areas of ongoing anti-insurgency operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Suicide attack in Cameroon kills eight: Officials
[AlAhram] A suicide kaboom in the far north of Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
killed eight people, local officials and security sources said Sunday.

The attack happened on Saturday evening at the village of Ouro-Kessoum, two kilometres from the Nigerian border, said the head of a local security committee who asked to remain anonymous.

"There were eight killed and four maimed," in addition to the jacket wallah, he added

The attack and the toll were both confirmed to AFP by a security source in the region. The injured had been evacuated to Mora, the district capital, the source added.

The village lies in a region where Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jihadists carry out frequent attacks, to the point that some local villages have emptied of their residents.

In mid-July a double suicide kaboom killed 15 people in the town of Wasa, slightly further north and near the border with Nigeria.

The attack was part of a surge of Islamist murderous Moslem violence in the region in recent weeks.
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UN finds mass graves in northern Mali town
[DW] As renewed infighting among Tuareg groups threatens to derail a 2015 peace agreement, the UN has found mass graves in a northern Mali town. It also found evidence of the forced disappearance of children.

The UN mission - known as MINUSMA - uncovered "the existence of individual tombs and mass graves" in the village of Anefis, about 100 km (60 miles) southwest of the town of Kidal,
...Kidal had been the stronghold of the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), but it looks like they've decamped for more peaceful and perhaps less smelly environs...
the mission said in a statement.

Investigators also uncovered evidence of forced disappearances, kidnapping and robbery around Kidal, it read.

"As for Anefis, the teams were able to observe on site the existence of individual graves and mass graves but are not able to establish at this stage either the number of people buried or the circumstances of their deaths," MINUSMA said in a statement.

The mission confirmed 34 cases of human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
abuses in the area, including "enforced disappearances" of minors, who have also been involved in the recent fighting.

The UN said there was the "possible presence" of child soldiers among the ranks of both gangs, which if confirmed would "constitute serious children's rights violations at a time of armed conflict."

Fighting between Tuareg groups has intensified in recent weeks in the north. The pro-government Platform group has been fighting with the former rebels of the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA) since June.

The conflict dates back to 2012, when cities in the north of the country came under the control of jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda, which sought to exploit an ongoing ethnic Tuareg-led rebel uprising.

Sources told the French news agency AFP in late July that "dozens" of members of the GATIA militia - part of the Platform group - had been killed in festivities monitored by a UN helicopter that later crashed accidentally, killing two German crew.

While most of the Islamists were ousted by a French-led military operation, attacks have continued on UN forces, civilians and the Malian army.
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Europe
France has seen 271 Islamist militants return: Minister
[AlAhram] La Belle France has seen 271 Islamists murderous Moslems return from war zones in Iraq and Syria and all of them are subject to investigation by public prosecutors, the country's interior minister said in a newspaper interview.

Some 700 Frenchies are estimated to have fought in 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 ranks in Iraq and Syria, and like other European countries La Belle France has been wrestling with how to handle the flow of so-called returnees.

The number of Islamist murderous Moslems to have returned to La Belle France included 217 adults and 54 minors, with some of them currently in detention, Gerard Collomb said in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche.

Asked how many French Islamist murderous Moslems had been killed in Iraq and Syria, Collomb told the Sunday newspaper that it was difficult to corroborate information.

An increasing number of people were being flagged under a preventative monitoring system for radicalised behaviour, with more than 18,500 people reported, he said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2017 01:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [403 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Come on in. Have a seat. Can we get anything for you?
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2017 13:16 Comments || Top||

#2  We counted them at Customs. We did the heavy lifting.
/sarc

IJITS! National suicide on the installment plan.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/07/2017 19:39 Comments || Top||


Eiffel Tower knifeman 'wanted to kill soldier'
[TheLocal.fr] A man tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife in front of tourists and security forces has told Sherlocks he wanted to kill a soldier, sources close to the case told AFP on Sunday.


The intruder, who is aged 18 and is a nut has a history of psychological problems, was arrested late on Saturday
The intruder, who is aged 18 and has a history of psychological problems, was arrested late on Saturday at the Gay Paree monument after bursting past security and shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Greatest").

Armed soldiers who are permanently stationed at the Eiffel Tower surrounded him and ordered him to drop his weapon, which he did without attacking anyone, one security source said, asking not to be named.

In custody, he said he wanted to commit "an attack against a soldier and had been in contact with a member of the jihadist group 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....
who encouraged him to take action," a separate source told AFP.

Evacuation
Police had initially treated Saturday's Eiffel Tower incident as a criminal case, but anti-terror prosecutors have since taken over the investigation.

After the arrest, police checked the Eiffel Tower site and called for it to be evacuated at around 00:30, 15 minutes before it normally closes, a statement from the company that runs the monument said.

The intruder was wearing a Gay Paree Saint-Germain football shirt. At the time of the incident the tower was lit up with the colours of the team to welcome the club's new world-record signing, Brazilian star Neymar.

The legal source said the man with the knife, a Frenchie born in the West African state of Mauritania, was a patient in a psychiatric hospital who had been let out for the weekend.

He was found guilty of inciting terrorism and making death threats in December 2016 and received a suspended sentence.

The tower reopened on Sunday morning as usual at 09:00 am (0700 GMT) Gay Paree mayor Anne Hidalgo praised the "professionalism and reactions" of security forces at the site.
Update from Deutsche Welle at 10:20 a.m. EDT:
The suspect, identified by French media as Mamaye D., was born in the west African country of Mauritania in 1998 and has a history of mental troubles. He had been in a psychiatric hospital for several months and his stay had been renewed for six more months on July 27, according to French press reports. He was granted weekend leave from August 4-6.

A member of his family told Le Gay Pareeien newspaper "For a little while, Mamaye had benefited from permission to leave the Persan hospital to come and see us at weekends. When he did he stayed in the living room. On Saturday, I didn't notice anything special about his behavior."

According to a source close to the investigation and press reports, the suspect had threatened SNCF railway personnel in 2015 and was convicted in December last year on charges of defending acts of terrorism and for making death threats. He was given a four-month suspended sentence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Received a suspended sentence?
From the tower?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2017 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  No. It's France. Not Tehran.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/07/2017 8:16 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Indian police allege Laskhar-i-Taiba behind Hindu pilgrim murders in IHK
[DAWN] An investigation into the killing of eight Hindu pilgrims in India-held Kashmire last month has revealed the alleged involvement of Lions of Islam belonging to the banned 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...
(LT), Indian police said on Sunday.

Police said that the investigation had concluded that LT and Kashmiri accomplices were behind the July 10 attack in which Lions of Islam opened fire on a bus carrying Hindus on the annual Amarnath pilgrimage.

Inspector General of Police Muneer Ahmed Khan told news hounds in IHK's Anantnag district that LT "was involved and the accused have been identified".

He alleged that two LT Lions of Islam of Pak and Kashmiri origin, along with two others, "carried out the attack".

Three others who allegedly provided logistical support to the terrorists, including hiding places and vehicles, had been incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


ISPR says 4 suspects killed during security operations in Kohlu, Dera Bugti
[DAWN] At least four suspected forces of Evil were reportedly killed on Sunday during an intelligence based operation carried out by Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
, Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
, on suspected terrorist camps in Kohlu and Dera Bugti areas.

According to a statement issued by the military's media wing from Rawalpindi, one FC soldier sustained minor injuries during the exchange of fire with the suspects.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) claimed that the killed suspects were allegedly involved in extortion, kidnapping for ransom, attacks on security forces and other sabotage activities.

During the operation, terrorist camps were dismantled, while improvised bombs and communication equipment were also recovered, ISPR reported.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


Iraq
Forensic teams exhuming more remains at mass graves in Iraq’s Tikrit
[Iran Press TV] Iraqi forensic specialists continue to exhume remains of scores of victims of the 2014 massacre by 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...
ISIS snuffies at the Speicher air force camp in the north-central province of Salahuddin.

"So far, we handed 550 bodies to their families, 200 of them are now subject for DNA testing. 150 victims were discovered two weeks ago and we are expecting to find more. I would say the total number of victims will exceed 1,000," said Moeen al-Kadhimi, a senior commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi in Arabic.

On June 12, 2014, ISIS snuffies killed about 1,700 Iraqi air force cadets after kidnapping them from Speicher camp, a former US base, situated on the outskirts of the placid provincial capital Tikrit, the hometown of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein. There were reportedly about 4,000 unarmed cadets in the camp when it came under attack by the holy warriors.

Shortly afterward, the attackers took the victims to the complex of presidential palaces and killed them. The snuffies also threw some of the bodies into the river. The massacre was filmed by ISIS and broadcast on social media, showing the hostages as they were mostly lined up in various locations and slaughtered.

The horrific mass killing incident sparked outrage across the Arab country and partially fueled the mobilization of the PMU.

Tikrit was recaptured from ISIS in March 2015. During clean-up operations in the northern part of the city, Iraqi forces found the location of the 2014 carnage.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi military aircraft kill 170 Daesh terrorists in Salahuddin
[Iran Press TV] Iraqi army choppers have killed at least 170 members of the ISIS terrorist group in a series of Arclight airstrikes launched in the country’s northern Salahuddin province.

"The Iraqi army's helicopter gunships, in coordination with Salahudin's Operations Command (SOC), carried out effective Arclight airstrikes on ISIS terrorist gangs in Tasnei' Askari area in southwest of Shirqat, some 280 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving a total of 170 faceless myrmidons killed," said a statement released by the Iraqi defense ministry on Sunday.

During the strikes, some eight terrorist post armed with heavy machine guns and around 13 vehicles were also destroyed.

Earlier in the day, Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, also thwarted an attempt by the faceless myrmidons to enter the province, killing a large number of them and destroying their weapons and equipment.

"Troops of the first brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi repulsed an attack by the ISIS in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
," said a military statement. "The enemy tried to sneak into the Iraq-Syrian borders before the fighters of the first brigade faced them, causing heavy losses among them," it added.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Police car firebombed in East Jerusalem, no injuries
[IsraelTimes] An Israeli police vehicle was Molotov cocktailed by Paleostinians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Sunday night, causing damage but no injuries, police said.

The security personnel were safely extracted from the vehicle, which caught fire, according to a police statement.

There were no injuries.

Police were conducting searches in the area, which abuts the Old City, for the perpetrators, according to a statement.
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Gaza man crosses into Israel, is apprehended by soldiers
[IsraelTimes] Unarmed Paleostinian taken in for questioning

IDF soldiers apprehended a Paleostinian man who crossed over from the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-ruled Gazoo Strip into Israel early Sunday morning, the army said.

The man was caught near the fence outside the northern part of the Strip and was being questioned, the army said in a statement. He was unarmed.

The border fence contains a bevy of sensors and cameras to support the large number of soldiers who regularly patrol the area. Infiltrators are typically caught within moments.

Residents of Gazoo occasionally cross the border into Israel, and are generally unarmed. They often do so with the intention of getting caught, seeking to escape the harsh circumstances in the Strip.

Last month three Paleostinians were apprehended after crossing the border.
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Sri Lanka
IRGC dismantles terrorist group in northwest Iran
[Iran Press TV] Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has smashed a terrorist outfit in a northwestern Iranian border area, a senior IRGC commander says.

"A terrorist team which sought to enter the country with the purpose of conducting acts of sabotage and terror was dismantled by the IRGC’s Ground Force in a border area in [the Iranian province of] West Azarbaijan," Commander of IRGC’s Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said on Sunday.

During the festivities, the IRGC Ground Forces managed to take timely action and killed two members of the terrorist team, he added.

He said four Death Eaters were also injured and some ammunition and military equipment were confiscated.

Iran has incarcerated
Please don't kill me!
dozens of Death Eaters since twin terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital, Tehran, which killed 17 people and injured over 50 others.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanese army seizes control of Daesh outpost in Ras Baalbek
[Iran Press TV] The Lebanese army has established complete control over a position of 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...
ISIS terrorist group in the northern Beqaa Valley after government forces lobbed a barrage of artillery round at the posts of the murderous Moslems.

Leb's Arabic-language al-Ahed news website reported on Sunday that six faceless myrmidons were killed as the projectiles slammed into the northeastern outskirts of Ras Baalbek village, which is located about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of the capital Beirut.

The report added that Lebanese army troopers seized the outpost by advancing through Wadi Hmayed area near the northeastern border town of Arsal, located 124 kilometers (77 miles) northeast of Beirut.

The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) private television network also reported that army units control the strategic Daleel al-Aqraa Hill in Ras Baalbek, which overlooks ISIS frontlines.

The Lebanese army has intensified its shelling of ISIS posts in recent days amid reports that it is set to launch an operation aimed at purging the Takfiris out of the border region with Syria.

The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement formally announced an end to its security operation around Arsal against members of the foreign-sponsored and Takfiri Jabhat Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
‐ previously known as the Nusra Front ‐ murderous Moslem group.
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#1  Wonder if this was with SpecOPs?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2017 1:13 Comments || Top||


Four dead, eight injured as soldier opens fire on Iran military base
[DAWN] At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement.

The incident was "probably related to lunacy psychological problems of the soldier who suddenly started firing on his comrades," the statement said. It took place on a shooting range, and could also have been the result of a gun misfiring, the statement added.

"The injured were transported to a medical centre and an investigation has been opened," it said.
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US special forces on the ground in Lebanon – report
[IsraelTimes] American troops aiding Lebanese army ahead of border offensive against Islamic State, which could see participation of Hezbollah

US special forces were reportedly on the ground in Leb ahead of a push by the US-backed Lebanese army against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
jihadist group along its northeastern border with Syria.

"I can confirm the presence of US Special Forces in Leb," a Pentagon front man told the al-Hurra TV network on Thursday. "Our special forces are providing training and support to the Lebanese Armed Forces.

"That not only concentrates on operational type missions, but also tactical and strategic type missions. We also have a presence with Lebanese Special Forces in all aspects of training and special operations," said spokesperson Eric Pahon.

Pahon would not elaborate on the nature of the operations by US troops and the number of special forces soldiers in the country.

According to the report, the US troops were in Leb to assist the Lebanese army in its upcoming offensive against the Islamic State -- a campaign that the Leb-based, Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah was expected to join.

Military sources told the Asharq al-Awsat daily the US soldiers "have been present in Leb to monitor the US military aid delivered to the army."

This week, Hezbollah took credit for ending the presence of al-Qaeda elements in the border area, following a week-long military offensive and then a negotiated settlement that saw hundreds of al-Qaeda-linked holy warriors return to Syria along with their families and thousands of civilians.

The Lebanese military, which has received more than $1 billion in US security assistance in the past decade, took a back seat in that operation. In a clear distribution of roles, the army is now expected to spearhead an upcoming fight in another section of the border, this time against IS.

Declaring victory Friday night, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said the army was perfectly capable of winning that fight but offered his support should it be needed.

"We are at the service of the Lebanese army and under its command... if they ask for any help we will help," he said in a televised speech.

Army 'Won't Coordinate with Anyone' Militarily in Border Assault

[AnNahar] The Lebanese army "does not need anyone’s support in the military operation it intends to launch to oust the bully boyz 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....
group from the outskirts of the towns of al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek," a military source has said.

In remarks to al-Hayat newspaper published Sunday, the source also denied reports of possible assistance from the warplanes of Russia or the U.S.-led coalition.

"The Army Command is in constant communication with the U.S. side, which has been meeting its needs in terms of arms and ammunition, and it has not asked for assistance from the coalition’s fighter jets," the source said.

Al-Mustaqbal
... the Future Movement, political party led by Saad Hariri...
newspaper meanwhile quoted senior military sources as saying that "the Lebanese army will not coordinate with anyone, neither with the Syrian army nor with others, seeing as it possesses enough military capabilities to liberate the outskirts."

"The zero hour will only be set by Army Commander General Joseph Aoun, not by anyone else," the sources added.

Also on Sunday, ad-Diyar newspaper reported that the army would attack the IS group "from the Lebanese side" and that the Syrian army and Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
would pounce on the jihadists from the Syrian side in order to "ensure a quick victory in the battle."

"Meetings are being held between the sides that will take part in the battle in order to coordinate the military operations and this battle cannot be fought without this coordination," the daily reported.

The army has intensified its shelling of IS’ posts in recent days amid reports that an army operation to oust the jihadist group from the border region has become imminent.

The military developments follow a Hizbullah offensive that ended the presence of the jihadist al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front group in Arsal’s outskirts.
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#1  Oh happy day!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2017 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Do they have real helicopters or Obama Hollywood Pakistan ones?
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 08/07/2017 17:07 Comments || Top||

#3  So how doubtful of your own troops' capabilities that you call for Americans to show them how to do it better?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 08/07/2017 23:51 Comments || Top||



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