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IS executes its Legal Judge in Hawija for attempting to secede
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Afghanistan
Hekmatyar asks violence pursuers not to repeat bitter experiences of the past
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The leader of Hezb-e-Islami 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...
has urged the violence pursuers not to repeat the bitter experiences of the past.

Speaking during a gathering attended by the youths representing the Nazhat-e-Millie party, Hekmatyar said he nation has became tired of war and will no longer tolerate violence.

Hekmatyar further added that all those groups which intend to pursue violence should instead adopt a new strategy for rebuilding, peace, and reconciliation.

According to Hekmatyar, Hezb-e-Islami’s main objective is to end the ongoing bloody violence in the country and the party extends hands of friendship to all the groups and parties.

He did not mention any specific group or party which seeks to pursue violence in the country but in the past he has strongly rejected the insurgency led by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group.

In a gathering earlier this month, Hekmatyar once again renewed his bitter stance against the Taliban-led insurgency, comparing it to devil acts while branding it an illegitimate war.

Hekmatyar said the Taliban group is waging war and insurgency on the instructions of the outsiders.

Pointing towards Taliban’s violence, Hekmatyar said all those who pursue violence are cruel. Their stance and the approach they have adopted is illegitimate and their targets are inhumane and are having devil motives.

He once again called on the Taliban group to adopt a peaceful approach rather insurgency and participate in peace talks.

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar

#1  Once Hek is bought, he stays bought.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/13/2017 12:12 Comments || Top||


Taliban’s deputy military chief surrenders in Baghlan province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The deputy military chief of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has surrendered to the Afghan cops in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces said Taliban’s deputy military chief Qari Mohibulllah has surrendered to the security forces in Burka district.

The officials of the military corps of Shaheen said Qari Mohib also handed over a AK-47 assault rifle along with its five ammunition magazines by surrendering to the security forces.

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Qari Mohib also handed over a AK-47 assault rifle along with its five ammunition magazines by surrendering to the surrounding security forces.
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/13/2017 11:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Obviously not a True Islamic Martyr™, then.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/13/2017 12:14 Comments || Top||


US airstrike leaves 9 militants dead in Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least nine anti-government armed Lions of Islam were killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted by the US forces in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the past 24 hours, targeting the hard boyz in the vicinity of Jaghatoo district.

The statement further added that the Lions of Islam were travelling in a hatchback type vehicle and in a cycle of violence when they were targeted.

According to Maidan Wardak police commandment, the foreign forces based in Afghanistan have increased their air campaign in support of the Afghan forces fighting the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
hard boyz and other Lions of Islam in this province.
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Al Shabaab publicly executes two men accused of spying
[Garowe Online] The Al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
group has publicly executed two men accused of spying for the Intelligence of southern semi-autonomous state of Jubbaland on Saturday, Garowe Online reports.

The group announced it killed Ibrahim Abukar, 27, Sidii Ahmed Mohammed, 26 by firing squad in an open area in Jamame district in Lower Jubba region, some 70Km north of the port city of Kismayo
...a port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia, at the extreme southern end of the country (assuming Somalia can be called a country). It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region...
An al-Shabaab court in Jamame has sentenced Abukar and Mohammed to death penalty after being found guilty of charges of espionage and collaborating with Jubbaland state forces in the region.

According to sources, masked fighters from the holy warrior group killed the two men using bullets, while hundreds of local residents, including women and kiddies gathered to watch the execution.

So far, Jubbaland state authorities are yet to comment on the killing of the men who were local farmers.

In areas under its control, the group often kills those it perceived to be opposing its ideology and fight against the UN-backed Somali government and 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...
forces in the country.

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria army raids U.N. compound in city at center of Boko Haram conflict
[AlAhram] Nigeria's military raided a United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
compound on Friday in the northeastern city at the epicenter of a conflict with Islamist insurgency 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...
, a UN official said.

The objective of the search could not be determined but it could damage an already tense relationship between the military, the United Nations and aid groups tackling one of the world's largest humanitarian crises sparked by the Boko Haram conflict.

"Members of the Nigerian security forces entered a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri ... without authorization," said Samantha Newport, a spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The security forces, who arrived at about 5 a.m., "carried out a search of the camp and left at about 0800 hours," she said, adding that the UN has no information on the reason for the unauthorized search.

"The United Nations is extremely concerned that these actions could be detrimental to the delivery of lifesaving aid to the millions of vulnerable people in the northeast of Nigeria," Newport said.

The UN's top representative in Nigeria, the humanitarian coordinator, is communicating with the government about the incident, said Newport.

Nigeria's theater commander for the conflict with Boko Haram, Ibrahim Attahiru, told Rooters he did not know the reason for the raid on the UN compound.

Spokesmen for Nigeria's military did not respond to calls and messages seeking comment. A front man for Nigeria's presidency did not respond to a request for comment.
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Arabia
Kuwaiti security forces capture 12 ‘Abdali cell’ extremist suspects
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kuwait has confirmed that its security forces were able to capture 12 wanted persons belonging to the so-called Abdali cell.

Kuwaiti Interior Ministry announced last month that it had implemented the judgment of the Court of Cassation issued in case No. 302/2016 on the so-called Abdali cell, calling for the arrest of the suspects.

They released photos of 16 men who belonged to the krazed killer cell and urged citizens and residents to cooperate with security forces by providing any information about the convicts through calling 112 or reaching the nearest cop shoppe.

The Abdali cell includes a number of Kuwaitis and an Iranian who were wanted over spying for Iran and the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.

In August 2015, Kuwait said it had stormed the cell and seized arms, ammunition, and explosives from them.

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Coalition forces destroy booby-trapped boat targeting Al Mokha port
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Military sources in the city of Mokha in west 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...
said that the Arab coalition forces destroyed at dawn on Saturday, a booby-trapped boat of the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militia targeting al-Mokha port.

The source said that the failed attack occurred at three in the morning as a boat was directed towards ships anchored in the port. The boat was destroyed before reaching the target.

The Houthi militia recently used marine bombs to target ships and harbors.

They also planted naval booby-traps in an attempt to stop navigation and target ships on the coasts of the Red Sea.
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni naval forces, allies sink vessel of Saudi-led coalition off Mukha
[Iran Press TV] Yemeni naval forces, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly targeted and destroyed a military vessel in a missile attack off the coast of the country’s southwestern province of Ta'izz.

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

On July 29, 12 Emirati troopers bit the dust and another 23 sustained injuries when their frigate was targeted with a guided missile off the coast of Mukha.

An unnamed military source told Yemen’s official SABA news agency that the vessel was heavily loaded with various munitions, and the missile attack caused a series of kabooms that lasted until 8:30 p.m. local time (1730 GMT), before water-dropping planes could extinguish the flames.

The source added that the maimed Emirati soldiers have been transported to the Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
n port city of Assab to receive treatment.

The Yemeni navy has warned the Saudi-led military coalition, which is assisting Riyadh in its war on Yemen, against any adventurism in the Red Sea, efforts to prevent humanitarian convoys from reaching the strategic port city of Hudaydah and attacks on Yemeni fishermen.

The naval force, in a statement released on July 30, said the escalation of confrontation in the Red Sea does not serve the interests of any side, emphasizing that Yemeni fighters would not hesitate to give a befitting response to any act of aggression against their country.

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs
The Local has had a busy week.
Man back in Sweden after deportation does not exactly go according to plan
11 August
[TheLocal.se] A chartered aircraft deporting a 37-year-old man to Jordan was forced to return to Stockholm with the man and the crew after the Jordan interior ministry failed to inform the airport they were coming.

Winterthur imam charged with incitement to murder
11 August
[TheLocal.ch] An Ethiopian imam of the now closed An’Nur mosque in Winterthur has been charged with inciting people to commit murder. The Winterthur public prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Friday that the imam was charged on August 2nd with inciting the murder of non-practising Muslims. In addition he faces a charge of violating the Aliens Act by working without a permit. The public prosecutor is demanding a suspended prison sentence and the man’s expulsion from Switzerland with a 15-year ban on returning.

The imam has been under investigation since early November 2016 when police raided the An’Nur mosque after receiving evidence about a sermon given by the imam in which he called for the murder of Muslims who refused to take part in common prayer.

In February police arrested ten other people in connection with a brutal attack on two Muslims who are thought to have tipped off a journalist about the controversial sermon.

The An’Nur mosque closed its doors in late June after the landlord of the building refused to extend the rental contract.

Number of migrants reaching Italy down since June
11 August
[TheLocal.it] New arrivals are down in July as the Italian navy ship Tremiti arrives in Tripoli to continue to provide training to the Libyan coast guard.
The number of migrants who reached Italy by sea was 11,459 in July 2017, according to UNHCR sea arrivals data, down from 23,524 in June. The number is less than half the 23,522 who arrived in July 2016. Nigerian and Bangladeshi nationals still represent the largest groups among new arrivals.

More than 95,000 people, mainly from North, West and the Horn of Africa, as well as the Middle East and Central Asia, have arrived in Italy between January and July 2017, slightly more than during the same period in 2016.

The reduction in new arrivals this months suggests more interventions by the Libyan coast guard and points to a more successful strategy to prevent departures and clamp down on human trafficking in the Maghreb state.

France: Car attack sparks debate over anti-terror patrols
10 August
[TheLocal.fr] The latest attack on French anti-terror soldiers sparked debate on Thursday over whether troops should remain on patrol around the country after being repeatedly targeted by extremists. On Wednesday, a 36-year-old Algerian man was arrested after a motorway car chase and is suspected of driving a rented BMW into a group of servicemen in a suburb of Paris earlier in the day, injuring six of them. Named as Hamou B., the taxi driver was shot five times by police and was recovering in hospital in northern Lille and was not well enough to be questioned, a police source said.

The incident was the sixth attack on patrolling soldiers since 7,000 troops were ordered onto the streets in January 2015 after an attack by two jihadists on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Leftist lawmaker Clementine Autain charged Thursday that the force is counterproductive, telling French radio: "Most of their operations are aimed at protecting themselves."

Right-wing MP Daniel Fasquelle called for an overhaul of the Sentinelle force. He questioned whether the soldiers were adequately trained for the job of preventing the kind of terror attacks that have claimed more than 230 lives in France.

Historian Benedicte Cheron agrees, telling the news magazine Le Point in a recent interview: "Let's face it: Sentinelle is a lightning rod that attracts lightning."

Austria reinforces army presence and control on Italian border
10 August
[TheLocal.it] Austria is building up a stronger police and military presence on it borders in an attempt to reduce the number of asylum seekers trying to enter via Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary. More than 16,000 people have nevertheless applied for asylum in Austria in the first half of 2017, despite most of the borders having been partly closed for six months, reports derstandard.at.

Amidst reports that large numbers of people are trying to cross into Austria from Italy on quiet alpine routes, zeit.de reported that Austria sent four tanks and 750 soldiers to monitor the area in early July.

Norway Progress leader defends minister over 'imam' comment
10 August
[TheLocal.no] Norway’s finance minister and leader of the nationalist Progress Party Siv Jensen has defended immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug over controversial comments criticising the leader of another party. Listhaug accused Christian Democrat Party leader Knut Arild Hareide of pandering to extreme elements of society instead of confronting people with extreme opinions during a debate on the NRK P2 radio station.

The Norwegian expression used by Listhaug, “sleike imamer oppover ryggen”, translates approximately to saying Hareide was ‘sucking up to’ or ‘prostrating himself before’ imams.

The Christian Democrat party gained 5.6 percent of the popular vote in Norway’s last general election in 2013 and is a parliamentary ally to the the Conservative-Progress coalition government. But the socially conservative centrist Christian Democrats are too soft on immigration policy, Listhaug argued.

“The Progress Party is the only party that is taking a clear position against people that approve of stoning as a method. When we let things like this go on we are putting our own values at risk,” Jensen said.

Iran-born AfD politician investigated over Islamophobia accusations
9 August
[TheLocal.de] Prosecutors in the southwest German city of Saarbrücken are investigating an Iran-born AfD politician over accusations that she made Islamophobic statements. A prosecutor’s office spokeswoman said on Wednesday that AfD politician Laleh Hadjimohamadvali - a candidate in the upcoming national elections - is suspected of defamation of religious groups, as well as incitement to hatred. Hadjimohamadvali was born in Iran and has said that she fled to Germany to get away from Islam in the 1980s after the 1979 Iranian Revolution led to the establishment of an Islamic Republic.

According to the Saarbrücker Zeitung, Hadjimohamadvali said during a party gathering on June 24th that Islam was “worse than the plague” because she said Muslims become stronger in Germany every day and are taking over an ever greater portion of the country.

Migrants found hidden in fairground rides in Spain's Ceuta
9 August
[TheLocal.es] Spanish police have found 30 Moroccan and Algerian migrants, 10 of them minors, hidden in fairground vehicles leaving the Spanish territory of Ceuta after an annual festival, they said Tuesday. Agents used heartbeat detectors and dogs to locate the migrants who had hidden anywhere they could find -- including bumper cars and a ghost train - as the vehicles carrying them waited to board ferries bound for mainland Spain, the Guardia Civil police force said.

The funfair involves some 350 vehicles carrying everything from fairground rides to ticket booths, the spokesman said, all of which board ferries to return to mainland Spain once the festival is over. He said the fairground vehicles had started boarding ferries early on Monday morning, and by late Tuesday afternoon, there were still a dozen left to go.

Once on Spanish soil in Ceuta, invading migrants are taken to migrant reception centres where they can apply for asylum. But many are desperate to get to mainland Spain, believing that the process in Ceuta is slow or fearing that they will be returned to neighbouring Morocco, and try to hide in lorries boarding ferries.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The latest attack on French anti-terror soldiers sparked debate on Thursday over whether troops should remain on patrol around the country after being repeatedly targeted by extremists

WTF? France has Democrats?
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/13/2017 11:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Nah. Just your garden-variety leftists.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/13/2017 12:15 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey arrests 3 suspected Islamic State 'executioners'
[Ynet] Three men suspected of carrying out murders on behalf 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 have been locked away
Please don't kill me!
, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's official news agency Anadolu reported Saturday.

The three men are thought to have been part of a "ISIS execution team," using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

The counter-terror operations in the southeastern provinces of Sanliurfa and Gaziantep as well as eastern Malatya province followed an investigation into a drive-by shooting of a Syrian national in Sanliurfa last month. The gun used in that attack was found on the suspects.

The suspects used chats in phone gaming applications to communicate with ISIS members, according to private Dogan news agency.

Anadolu said the men are thought to have been planning attacks on people working against ISIS.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Major blast kills 15 in capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province
[Iran Press TV] At least 15 people have been killed in a major kaboom in the southwestern Pak city of Quetta, the capital of 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...
province.

Balochistan's home minister, Sarfraz Bugti, said 32 other people were maimed in the kaboom, which targeted commuters at a bus stop.

"We can now confirm that 15 people have died in the kaboom today. At least 32 others are maimed," Bugti told a local TV station.

Other officials in the area, including the front man for the Balochistan government, also confirmed the toll although medical officials had earlier put the number of casualties at eight killed and 17 injured.

Bugti said rescue had begun as the area targeted in the blast caught fire soon after the kaboom.

"We are trying to transfer injured people to hospitals as soon as possible. Workers are also busy extinguishing the fire at the site," he said, adding that doctors in Quetta could not go to holidays as they had to see to the maimed of the blast.

Bugti said an investigation was launched to determine the nature of the blast and whether it was a terrorist attack.

No terror group grabbed credit as it has been for previous such incidents in Balochistan, a province rich in oil and gas resources that borders Iran and Afghanistan.

ISIS, a 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 group which mainly operates in the Middle East but has also established a branch in Afghanistan, has claimed several attacks in the Pak territory in the recent past. Attacks have also been reported by groups related to the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
IS executes its Legal Judge in Hawija for attempting to secede
[Iraq News] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group executed, on Saturday, the so-called Legal Judge in the area of Abbasi in Hawija, for trying to secede from the group, a local source in Kirkuk Province told AlSumaria.

The source said that the Islamic State group has executed the legal judge of al-Abbasi area in Hawija District, southwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
along with four of his aides, then the group’s Death Eaters hang the bodies on electricity poles, on charges of secession and forming new militia against the caliphate state.

The Islamic State group is witnessing a wave of internal executions, due to the intense disputes between its elite leaders in some areas of the so-called Wilayat Kirkuk, the source further added on condition of anonymity.

It is noteworthy that the district of Hawija and the areas of al-Rashad, al-Zab, al-Riyad and al-Abbasi, southwest of Kirkuk were captured by the Islamic State group in June 2014, and controlled by it since then.
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [354 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Blast kills four, wounds nine civilians while fleeing IS near Salahuddin
[Iraq News] Four non-combatants were killed and nine others were maimed in a kaboom, targeting families fleeing IS-held areas, north of the province, a source told Alsumaria News on Saturday.

The source said, "Today, a bomb went kaboom!, targeting families fleeing from 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....
-held areas in Hawija in Hamrin Mountains, north of Salahuddin."

"The blast killed four civilians and maimed nine others, including women and kiddies," the source added on condition of anonymity.

It is worth mentioning that the Islamic State group is still controlling Hawija District and several areas south of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
which consider the group’s strongholds in the areas and bases to attack Salahuddin Province.
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Man stabbed in east Jerusalem, terrorist neutralized
[Ynet] A man was stabbed and lightly maimed on Sultan Suleiman St. in east Jerusalem.

The terrorist, a Paleostinian woman, was neutralized without injury and tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
A police front man said a woman armed with a knife approached the man, 31, at a light rail station near the Damascus Gate on the corner of Bar Lev and Sultan Suleiman streets and stabbed him in the shoulder.

A Border Police force stationed nearby saw the incident, tackled the terrorist and arrested her.

The injured man was treated by Magen David Adom paramedics and evacuated to a nearby hospital with light wounds.
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At least 3 Palestinians said wounded in riots along Gaza border
[IsraelTimes] One man reportedly at death's door following festivities with Israels troops; Paleostinian man maimed by gunfire in Israeli Arab town

Four Paleostinians were reported maimed Friday afternoon in two separate incidents.

One man was said to have been severely maimed in a clash between Paleostinians and IDF soldiers near the Gazoo border fence. Two other men were moderately maimed in the incident, according to a report on the Ynet news website.

The IDF did not issue a statement corroborating the account, which came from medical sources inside the Gazoo Strip.

In Kafr Qassem, an Israeli Arab town, a 26-year-old man was moderately maimed by gunfire. He was taken to the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva for treatment.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.
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Southeast Asia
Four NPA militants nabbed with weapons
[MindaNews] Four suspected New People's Army militants, including a minor, who the military claimed were bound for Davao City to attend a rally, were arrested late Tuesday night in San Isidro town in Davao Oriental province, with various firearms found in their possession.

In a report issued by the Eastern Mindanao Command on Thursday, it said that the 28th Infantry Battalion immediately deployed troops to arrest the insurgents upon receiving report from the community of their presence.

The military identified the four as Jerome Jaquin Apyag, resident of Maco, Compostela Valley; Jerman Andress, of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur; Eking Artchie, of Lupon, Davao Oriental; and 16-year-old Bolantoy (not his real name), of Mati in Davao Oriental.

The military denounced the NPA for their incessant recruitment of minors to join their force, and said it “shows that the CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines) does not respect the rights of minors,” which is a violation of international humanitarian law.

It said the militants were members of NPA-Southern Mindanao Region Committee 18 who were tasked to transport “weapons and explosives from Mati to Lupon” when intercepted by soldiers along the highway in San Isidro town.
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Three captives escape from Abu Sayyaf
[Inquirer] Three of four residents of Zamboanga City kidnapped by THE Abu Sayyaf escaped on Thursday hours after the group threatened to behead them if a P3 million ransom was not delivered.

the three captives — Jayson Pon Baylosis, Joel De Mesa Adanza and Filemon Francisco Guerrero Jr. — were spotted by residents of Kagay, a village in Talipao town, Sulu, where they were taken by the Abu Sayyaf. A fourth captive, Edmundo Ramos, was still in the hands of the rebels.

The four, all construction workers and residents of Tumaga village, were snatched on July 16 by Abu Sayyaf while on the job in Patikul town. The kidnappings took place ten hours before President Duterte came to visit Sulu.

Military spokesman Cirilito Sobejana said the three escaped captives took advantage of the military operations against their captors, led by a certain Almujer Yadah. Sobejana said the victims and their captors were forced to move by the military operations “away from Abu Sayyaf stronghold where they do not get any community support anymore.”

“We lost two brave Marines in trying to rescue them,” said Rear Admiral Rene Medina on the phone referring to the military operations to rescue the four hostages. Troops on a mission to rescue the four clashed with Abu Sayyaf members in Sulu, leaving two soldiers and five Abu Sayyaf members dead.

Sobejana said the three captives found a chance to escape on Thursday afternoon while their captors were in the middle of their afternoon prayers. They ran until they reached the village of Kagay where they were helped by residents and turned over to authorities.

On Wednesday, a Facebook page named “Striking Group” being used by Abu Sayyaf, posted a photo of the captives kneeling while their captors stood behind them bearing automatic rifles. Abu Sayyaf repeated its demand for ransom in the post.
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Ambushed Thai soldiers survive double bombing, gunmen
[Bangkok Post] A lieutenant and two paramilitary rangers suffered bullet and shrapnel wounds when their armored pickup truck was bombed twice and then attacked by gunmen in Narathiwat province on Wednesday.

The attack occurred on a local road in Chanae district. The target was a pickup truck commanded by Lt Paibool Boonchuai. The lieutenant and two paramilitary rangers were driving to attend a meeting on assistance for local farmers in the district.

The first bomb damaged the truck, but it was able to keep going. The second bomb then went off a little further up the road. It knocked down an electricity pole, partially blocking the road. Gunmen emerged from the opposite side of the road and opened fire on the truck with assault rifles. The patrol was able to drive through the ambush and escape.

All three soldiers were wounded and they sought help from local residents about a kilometer down the road. They were taken to the Hospital, where they were being treated for shrapnel and bullet wounds.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Seven Civil Defense members assassinated near Idlib
[Iraq News] Seven members of the Civil Defense were assassinated, at dawn today, in the city of Sarmin, east of Idlib Province.

Local sources told Qasioun News that unknown gunnies rubbed out seven members of the Civil Defense in the head in the city of Sarmin, east of Idlib, and robbed the contents of the Civil Defense Center completely.

No entity grabbed credit for the operation until now, the sources explained.

The sources further added that the crime took place at late time yesterday, while also pointed out that two of the victims are from the city of Homs.

It is noteworthy that it is the first of its kind crime taking place in Idlib. The Civil Defense teams are coordinating with all military parties in the area, in order to facilitate their movements and operation in the area, after any attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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