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At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso
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Afghanistan
Iranian suicide bomber arrested by the Afghan forces in Nimroz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops have placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a jacket wallah hailing from the neighboring Iran, the security officials said Saturday.

Provincial security chief Jilani Abu Bakar confirmed that an Iranian national who was attempting to carry out a suicide kaboom was arrested by the security forces.

He said the man was arrested during a clash erupted after a coordinated Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attack in Khash Rod ditrict.

According to Abu Bakar, the suicide bomber had joined the bully boyz and was apparently looking to targt the security forces.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Hezb-e-Islami reacts at deadly attack on a mosque by ex-commander loyalists in Takhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Hezb-e-Islami led by 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...
reacted at a deadly attack by the loyalists of a former commander of the party on a mosque in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan.

The party in a statement condemned the attack and urged the government institutions to share the findings of their probe regarding the incident that took place on Friday.

The statement further added that the incident in Cha Aab district mosque took place during the Friday prayers after the loyalists of commander Bashir Qanit tried to stop the mosque’s prayer leader to speak against the commander.

According to Hezb-e-Islami the prayer leader was speaking against commander since a long time but the attempts by his loyalists to stop him from delivering speech again him led to armed festivities that left at least three people dead.

In the meantime, the local officials in Takhar are saying that four people have been killed and nearly thirty others have sustained injuries in the attack.

Provincial governor’s front man Sanatullah Temori confirmed the incident involving the fighters of commander Bashir Qanit.

He said at least four people were killed and thirty others were maimed during the clash and the health condition of at least six of the maimed people reported as critical.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar


Attacks plan foiled in Kabul city, NDS arrest 3 suspects deployed by Taliban
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops have foiled a series of attacks planned by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Lions of Islam in Kabul city, arresting a group of at least three Lions of Islam in connection to the attacks plot.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said the suspects were tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
shortly after they were deployed by the group to Kabul city in a bid to carry out the attacks.

NDS further added that the detained bandidos Lions of Islam have been identified as Wahidyar son of Kheshtyar, Humayoun son of Motabar Shah, Qudratullah son of Ghulam Dastagir.

According to the National Directorate of Security, the bandidos Lions of Islam were during the special operations conducted by the intelligence operatives and shortly after they were deployed to the city for the attacks.

NDS also shared a video of the detained bandidos Lions of Islam where they confess that they were planning to carry out attacks in the city.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban capture control of Ghormach in northern Faryab province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
forces of Evil have captured the control of Ghormach district in northern Faryab province after days of heavy shootout.

The local security sources confirmed that the control of the district fell to Taliban control earlier today after heavy festivities.

There are no reports regarding the casualties as a result of the festivities so far.

This comes as the Taliban forces of Evil briefly took control of Kohistan
...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns....
district in Faryab province last month.

However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
the Afghan forces managed to retake the control of the district center by launching a coordinated operation almost three days after it was captured.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


5 Taliban insurgents critically wounded while making bombs in Nangarahr mosque
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five Taliban
...Arabic for students...
hard boyz were critically maimed while they were making Improvised Explosive Devices in a mosque 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 the incident took place in a mosque in Momandara district.

The statement further added that five other suspects were also tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
during separate operations in Jalalabad city, Behsud, and Chaparhar districts.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups including the Taliban hard boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Taliban making Improvised Explosive Devices in a mosque?

How cliché.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/14/2017 11:40 Comments || Top||


Senior Afghan ISIL members killed in US air strike
[Hurriyet Daily News] Several senior 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 the Levant (ISIS) members in Afghanistan -- including a provincial leader -- have been killed in a United States air strike, an official said on Aug. 13.

General John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said Aug. 10’s strike killed Abdul Rahman, who he claimed was a provincial leader in ISIS’s Afghanistan branch, known as ISIS-Khorasan Province (IS-K).

Rahman’s death comes a month after U.S. forces killed Abu Sayed, the head of IS-K. That marked the third time in a year that the affiliate had lost its leader. "The death of Abdul Rahman deals yet another blow to the big shotship of ISIS-K," Nicholson said in a statement.

"He found out just like those before him that there are no safe havens in Afghanistan. We will hunt them down until they are no longer a threat to the Afghan people and the region," he added.

Nicholson said that three other senior IS-K members had been killed in the strike in Darah-Ye Pech district in the northeastern province of Kunar.

He identified Rahman as IS-K’s provincial emir in Kunar and said he had been a "primary candidate" to succeed Sayed as the affiliate’s leader following the latter’s death, also in an air strike in Kunar, on July 11.

U.S. forces have regularly been targeting ISIS fighters in Afghanistan since the hard boyz gained a foothold in the east of the country in 2015.
Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Al Shabaab Says It Killed Ethiopian Spy Agent In Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] The murderous Moslem Islamist group al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
said it has killed a man accused of spying for the Æthiopian intelligence agency in central Somalia.

According to statement posted on pro-al shabaab, the bandidos bandidos myrmidons have executed the alleged spy agent identified as Tima-Jilac at Far-Libah area, near Beledweyne town of Hiran region.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, bullets whapped! around him as he tried to tie his scarf around his shoulder as a tourniquet......
area administrator Jamal Hassan has denied the Al shabaab claim of killing an Æthiopian secret agent, saying the man was a driver of a public transport operating in the region.

Al shabaab often executes men whom it accuses of collaborating with the Somali Federal government and western Intelligence agencies in areas under its control.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Somali Insurgent Defects
[All Africa] A senior Somali holy warrior who had been on the run for several years has surrendered to the government, intelligence official tells VOA Somali.

Mukhtar Robow Ali, known as "Abu Mansour," met with government representatives early Sunday morning at his hideout in Abal village in southwest Somalia, and was later taken to the main town of Huddur, a senior regional official told VOA Somali.
Surrendered again? According to this, he surrendered in 2013 and was trying to surrender in 2015.
Shine Moallim Nurow is the commander of Special Forces in the southwestern regional administration. He led government officials who reached Robow’s base in Abal on Saturday.

He said he met him last night in the battle field in Abal where Robow’s men and al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
have been fighting for the past few days.

"We have been tasked by the central government and the southwestern regional administration to go there, we met him there and then we agreed with him to come together to Huddur," he said.

"I can confirm to you that he is in Huddur, he is sitting with me now," he said.

According to a senior intelligence official Robow told government officials that he has defected from al-Shabaab and wants to work with the Somali government.
Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Two policemen killed by IED in El Arish town
[Ynet] Two coppers were killed and six were maimed late Saturday after their vehicle was hit by an kaboom in the town of el-Arish in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, the officials said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Egyptian police kill two Hasm militants in Qalioubiya raid: Ministry
[AlAhram] Egyptian police have killed two members of the Hasm myrmidon group in a shootout in Qalioubiya governorate, a statement by the interior ministry said on Sunday.

The ministry said the two suspects, identified as Mohammed Mekki and Mohammed Moftah, shot at police as they tried to apprehend them at their hideout.

The men were involved in assassinating a National Security officer in July, according to the ministry.

One of the murderous Moslems was previously sentenced in several terrorism-related cases and received a 15-year prison sentence.

Hasm has grabbed credit for a number of attacks against Egyptian security personnel in recent months, mostly targeting police checkpoints.

Egyptian security forces have tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
and killed dozens of suspected Hasm members in the past few months.

Egyptian officials have said that that the group is linked to the banned Moslem Brüderbund group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Gunmen kidnap former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libyan sources said that unknown gunnies kidnapped former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan
... served as a diplomat for Libya during the 1970s, serving in India under Ambassador Mohammed Magariaf. Both men defected in 1980 and went on to form the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. Zeidan spent nearly three decades in exile in Geneva after the defection. During the revolution Zeidan served as the National Transitional Council's Europe envoy, and is credited as having played a key role in persuading French President Nicolas Sarkozy to support the anti-Qadaffy forces...
while he was in a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
According to the sources, an gang raided the hotel "Al-Sharq" in downtown Tripoli, where Zeidan lives, and taken him to an unknown destination.

This is the second time Zeidan has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped by gunnies when he was prime minister in 2013 and was freed hours later.
Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


German NGO halts migrant rescue operations off Libya
[Hurriyet Daily News] The German aid group Sea Eye on Aug. 13 said it was suspending its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, citing security concerns after Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast.

The announcement comes a day after Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said it was halting the use of its largest boat in the area because of an "increasingly hostile environment for lifesaving rescue operations."

In a statement, Sea Eye said it was with "a heavy heart" that it had decided to follow suit following the Libyan government’s "explicit threat against the private NGOs."

Tensions have been on the rise since the Libyan navy on Aug. 10 ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal search and rescue zone, a measure it said was specifically aimed at non-governmental groups.
Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Africa Subsaharan
At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso
[IsraelTimes] Suspected Islamic gunnies open fire on Ottoman Turkish eatery popular with foreigners in capital of Ouagadougou

Suspected Islamic gunnies shot up a Ottoman Turkish restaurant late Sunday in the capital of Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
, killing at least 17 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours Monday with yet another heavy exchange of gunfire overheard by witnesses.

Communication Minister Remi Dandjinou told journalists that at least 17 people were dead and eight others maimed, according to a provisional toll. The victims came from several different nationalities, he said. Among the dead was at least one French national.

Security forces arrived at the scene with armored vehicles after reports of shots fired near Aziz Istanbul, an upscale restaurant in Ouagadougou. The attack brought back painful memories of the January 2016 attack at another cafe that left 30 people dead.

Burkina Faso, a landlocked nation in West Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. It shares a northern border with Mali, which has long battled Islamic holy warriors.

The three attackers in the 2016 massacre were of foreign origin, according to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, which grabbed credit in the aftermath along with the jihadist group known as Al Mourabitoun. But the terror threat in Burkina Faso is increasingly homegrown, experts say.

The northern border region is now the home of a local preacher, Ibrahim Malam Dicko, who radicalized and has claimed recent deadly attacks against troops and civilians. His association, Ansarul Islam, is now considered a terrorist group by Burkina Faso’s government.
So at this point it's probably either Al Qaeda in the Maghreb or Ansar ul Islam... or Ansar ul Islam has sworn alleigiance to either ISIS or AQIM. Hopefully the day will bring further information. An earlier Times of Israel article adds:
Witnesses said that three gunnies arrived in a 4×4 at around 9:30 pm and opened fire on customers seated outside the cafe.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Police front man Capt. Guy Ye told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named the target of the attack was a Ottoman Turkish restaurant known as Aziz Istanbul.
Update at 1:00 p.m. EDT:
Searches continue after suspected jihadists kill 18 in Burkina Faso

[IsraelTimes] Security forces kill 2 gunmen behind deadly assault on Turkish restaurant in Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou.

Security forces in Burkina Faso’s capital ended an assault Monday against suspected jihadists who opened fire on a restaurant in a “terrorist attack” that left at least 18 people dead, the government said.

The attack that began Sunday night in a Turkish restaurant popular with foreigners also left a dozen people injured, while two assailants were later killed, Communications Minister Remis Dandjinou said. It was not clear how many gunmen were involved.

“The operation has ended” but searches are continuing in the Ouagadougou neighborhood around the restaurant, Dandjinou told a press briefing carried on social media.

The Istanbul restaurant is just 200 meters from a hotel and cafe targeted in an assault in January 2016 that left 30 people dead and 71 wounded, many of them foreigners. That attack was claimed by the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group.

“According to witnesses, at least two assailants arrived on a motorcycle around 9 p.m. armed with Kalashnikovs, opened fire on the Istanbul restaurant,” a police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

A waiter in the restaurant said he saw “three men arrive on a 4X4 vehicle around 9:30 p.m., get off the vehicle and open fire on customers seated on the terrace.”

Shooting ended around 5 a.m., according to an AFP journalist who was near the restaurant.

The prosecutors’ anti-terrorism unit has opened an investigation, they said.

Dandjinou had earlier said that "some people were held" by the assailants and that "some were released," but gave no further details.

He said the 18 victims were of various nationalities, both Burkinabes and foreigners.

Security forces launched a counter-assault at around 10:15 p.m. against the assailants who were hiding in the building, the police officer said.
And from the Toronto Star:
Local authorities say foreigners killed include two Canadians, two Kuwaitis and one person each from La Belle France, Senegal
... a nation of about 14 million on the west coast of Africa bordering Mauretania to the north, Mali to the east, and a pair of Guineas to the south, one of them Bissau. It is 90 percent Mohammedan and has more than 80 political parties. Its primary purpose seems to be absorbing refugees...
, Nigeria, Leb and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
Seven Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
citizens were also killed and authorities said three other victims had not yet been identified.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence.
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SSS claims arrest of 18 suspected kidnappers, top Boko Haram commander
[PREMIUMTIMESNG] The State Security Service (SSS) said it had nabbed
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
18 suspected members of notorious kidnap gangs operating across the country.

The suspects include: Haliru Hassan, Usman Abdulkadir, Yusuf Saidu, Abubakar Shuiabu, Abubakar Suleiman, Uzairu Bawa and Sani Abubakar.

A statement by an operative of the service, Tony Opuiyo, said the suspects were arrested on July 3, at the Kakuri industrial area of Kaduna State.

Mr. Opuiyo said the suspects had been terrorising motorists and commuters within the Rijana and Katari axis of the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

He said the service also arrested two notorious kidnap suspects, Rabiu Sani alias Dogo, and Abubakar Sani.

He said the suspects were arrested on July 4, along the Zaria-Funtua road in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The operative said Mr. Sani was a notorious kidnapper and gun-runner who had been supplying arms and ammunition to criminal elements in Kaduna, Kano, Taraba and Plateau states.

He said items recovered from them include: a blue Volkswagen Vento car with Reg. No. MGU 106 EA, one Pistol,four AK-47 Magazines and five FN rifle.

Others are : 989 rounds of Ammunition, one round of 9mm ammunition, one Beretta magazine, and N457, 140.

Similarly, Mr. Opuiyo said, the service arrested two high profile kidnappers on July 5 , at Ikara Junction, Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State.

He said they were members of a kidnap gang which had been operating at the Falgore forest in Kano State.

He said 26 live cartridges and a bullet proof vest were found in their possession during their arrest.

The operative said the service also arrested five kidnap suspects responsible for kidnapping in the FCT and two others in Kogi.

On terrorism, Mr. Opuiyo said the service arrested a high profile 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...
cell leader alongside six of his accomplices in Sakwai, Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The suspects are Usman Musa, Isa Halidu, Ibrahim Dauda, Bature Mohammed, Buhari Dauda, Inusa Usman and Adamu Ibrahim.

He said the suspects were arrested on July 1, after a tactical operation was conducted against fleeing Boko Haram fighters.

Mr. Opuiyo said items recovered from them include: Light arms, ammunition and radical literature.

He said that the service also arrested some suspected forces of Evil in Kano and Taraba who fled from the Sambisa forest.

Mr. Opuiyo said the service had arrested three suspects in connection with the boundary dispute in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River and Okuiboku in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

He said the arrest was made in liaison with the Nigerian Army on Aug. 10, after a raid of the hard boys’ enclave along Ikonoto road, Ikonoto clan in Odukpani.

He said during the raid, one of the suspects was rubbed out and two escaped with gunshot injuries.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


The Grand Turk
Police detain ISIL suspect scouting in Turkish capital
[Hurriyet Daily News] Police in Ankara detained a suspected member of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) on Aug. 12 while he was scouting to conduct potential attacks in the capital.

Counter-terrorism police apprehended the suspect identified only as M.A. after examining documents seized in a separate raid in the southern province of Antalya, where four suspects were tossed into the calaboose.

After reviewing the notes and documents, including scouting works in significant spots for potential attacks across the capital, police launched an operation in the Altindag district, detaining M.A. His proceedings at the police headquarters have been ongoing.

His computer was also confiscated for a detailed examination of digital documents.

In two separate raids in the eastern province of Bingöl, police also detained 10 ISIS suspects and seized a number of weapons and ammunition inside a vehicle, the local governor’s office stated on Aug. 12.

The Bingöl Governor’s office said in a statement that police seized three machine guns, one flame thrower, seven Kalashnikovs, two assault vests, 10 clips, two hand-grenades and a number of ammunition belonging to the weapons inside a suspicious vehicle in the Yenisehir neighborhood.

It said six suspects, including the driver of the vehicle, were detained in the operation.
Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Forensic test confirms use of same pistol in two attacks on policemen in Karachi
[DAWN] KARACHI: A forensic examination of spent bullet casings collected from the scene of the crime after the killing of a DSP Traffic along with his driver on Saturday confirmed that the same weapon had been used earlier in a fatal attack on four coppers in June.

Police officials investigating the killing of DSP Traffic Hanif Khan and his driver, constable Sultan Ishtiaq, in Azizabad on Friday morning believed that the assailants in both the attacks were the same.

"The same group appeared to be involved in both the incidents, as the police’s forensic division has confirmed that the same 9mm pistol was used in these attacks," said SSP Munir Ahmed Sheikh of the Counter-Terrorism Department of police.

The responsibility for the two gun attacks had already been claimed by Ansarul Sharia Pakistain (ASP), a recently formed Lion of Islam group, as per the pamphlets found at the scene of the crimes.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia


Police seal seminary in Karachi
[DAWN] Police on Sunday sealed a seminary in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's SITE area after its administrator, who has been placed on the Fourth Schedule, was found absent, according to a police document available with Dawn.

The SITE station house officer, along with Assistant Commissioner (AC) West Dr Ghulam Muhammad and police mobiles, visited the seminary after the AC West approached the cop shoppe in connection with the sealing of Madressah al-Kareem Islamic Academy in SITE area, read the document.

"The AC West asked about the presence of Mufti Shakirullah, the seminary mohtamim (administrator), but he was not present there," it said.

Mufti Shakirullah ─ who police suspect of funding the Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain (TTP) ─ has been placed on the Fourth Schedule.

According to Section 11EE of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, the Fourth Schedule is to include "any person who is an activist, office-bearer or an associate of an organization kept under observation ... or proscribed ... or ... affiliated with any group or organization suspected to be involved in terrorism or sectarianism".

Being on the Fourth Schedule means the person is kept under observation and must register his attendance with local police regularly.

"As per source report, Mufti Shakirullah is funding TTP and he is also on Fourth Schedule 11 EEE and he is absent," said the document.

The seminary was then sealed by the AC West, who was assisted by police.

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Fighters and Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir clash
[Al Jazeera] Two Indian soldiers and three separatist fighters have been killed in a fierce shootout in Indian-administered Kashmire.

Hundreds of Indian soldiers surrounded Awneera, a village about 50km south of the main city of Srinagar, on Saturday night following a tip-off about fighters in the area, AFP news agency reported.

Kashmire has been divided between India and Pakistain since the end of British colonial rule in 1947. Both claim the territory in full.

Muneer Khan, Kashmiri police chief, told Al Jazeera that fighting took place in the Shopian area.

"We laid the cordon yesterday evening after we received information about the presence of five bad boys," he said, adding: "In the morning we were able to recover three bodies."

Khan said the three fighters belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen group and were from nearby villages.

Three Indian soldiers were maimed in the fighting, Khan said.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Indian Court Sentences Somali Pirates To Seven Years In Jail
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Mumbai sessions court on Friday convicted 26 Somalian pirates to seven years in prison in connection with a 2011 merchant ship attack case.

Initially, there were 28 accused in the case. However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
during the trial that lasted six long years, one of the accused died in a Mumbai jail.

Another accused named Atoor Bashir Barare, who was lodged at the Talika jail with others, was rushed to the hospital after he complained of dizziness.

Special Public Prosecutor Ranjeet Sangale told the court that he was being given oxygen and was responding well to treatment.

Appearing for the pirates, advocate Vishwajeet Singh told the court that the jail authorities should be directed to send the accused who were not feeling well to the hospital immediately.

"They keep waiting until the patients’ condition gets serious. That’s how we have lost two people in the case. Many of the accused are suffering from diabetes and tuberculosis."

There were, overall, 120 accused tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
between January and March 2011 for attacking merchant vessels, and hijacking and looting them.
This is the third case in which the court pronounced its ruling.

The court has already convicted more than 30 pirates in two different judgments.

In this particular case on February 5, 2011, Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samar was patrolling around Lakshwadeep when it got information about a merchant ship Chois of Greek nationality being attacked by pirates.

The naval ship diverted towards the location where the attack was underway and reached there on February 6.

The Coast Guard ship saw that the piracy vessel had no lights and they were not moving anywhere.

Over the radio, they asked the pirate mother vessel to surrender. Apart from Samar, there was another Indian naval ship ’Tir’ in the area and a dinner aircraft was also called in to help.

The aircraft located that there was another vessel Prantalaya ‐ 11 from Thailand had been hijacked by the pirates. The pirates also fired at the Indian ship following which the Coast Guard ship had to open retaliatory fire.

After sustained fireworks from both sides that included rockets being launched by Indian ships, the pirates finally started throwing their weapons into the sea and showed white flags to surrender.

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Iraq
Islamic State claims attack on US forces west of Mosul
[Ynet] 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....
on Sunday claimed an attack on US forces assisting Iraqi troops in the war on the jihadist gunnies in northern Iraq.

Islamic State fighters fired Grad rockets
...Soviet-developed 122-mm rockets, usually launched from trucks. Newer versions are reported to have a range of up to 30 km....
on American troops east of Tal Afar, a town still under control of the gunnies west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, according to an online statement from the group.

The American military had said earlier that two US service members had been killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  To hell with ROE, start killing wholesale
Posted by: chris || 08/14/2017 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, just recruit pissed-off Muslim wives--a force to be reckoned with.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/14/2017 10:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like time for a Buff(alo) stampede.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/14/2017 12:24 Comments || Top||


Jealous IS wife burns husband, second wife to death in Tal Afar
[Iraq News] An 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....
myrmidon was burnt to death along with his wife after their wedding in Tal Afar, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a local source from Nineveh said on Sunday.

"An IS member and his second wife were burnt to death at their house, at the outskirts of Tal Afar, after the member’s first wife, who works at of one of the group’s departments, set their house on fire before running away toward an unknown destination," the source told AlSumaria News.

"The group spread the name and features of the first wife in order to be incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
," the source added blaming the incidents of jealousy.

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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Cops shoot, arrest Palestinian suspected of planning attack in Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] Shin Bet reportedly had intelligence warning about suspect; local residents insist he is a sick man who poses no threat

Police shot and tossed in the clink
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a Paleostinian man suspected of planning to carry out a terror attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, officials said.

The Shin Bet security service said it received intelligence that the suspect, who has not yet been identified, was on his way to conduct an attack.

Some local residents of the Beit Safafa neighborhood in East Jerusalem, bordering the street in the Pat neighborhood where the man was arrested, disputed the statement, saying he was a sick man and posed no danger.

During the arrest, officers said they felt they were in danger and shot the man in the thigh, police said in a statement.

The suspect was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center in moderate condition, a hospital spokesperson said.

Neither police nor the Shin Bet would specify what type of attack the man was suspected of planning. However,
some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go...
pictures from the scene showed officers tackling the suspect to the ground on Berl Locker Street in the south of the city, something they would not likely do if the man was suspected of carrying explosives.

According to Channel 2 news, the suspect was approximately 50 years old. An eyewitness told the television channel that the man had a pacemaker installed recently and was released from the hospital earlier in the day on Sunday.

The Beit Safafa incident came a day after a man was lightly injured in a Jerusalem stabbing attack.

And more on this story from yesterday:
On Saturday afternoon, a female Paleostinian assailant tried to stab an ultra-Orthodox man and, failing to do that, stabbed another person, reportedly an East Jerusalem resident, injuring him lightly, according to security footage released by police.

In the clip, the attacker, a 29-year-old mother of five from East Jerusalem, can be seen crossing a street before pulling out a knife and taking a few swipes at the ultra-Orthodox man, who dodges the weapon and manages to get away. The footage does not show the stabbing of the victim, who according to some reports in the Hebrew-language media was a resident of East Jerusalem wearing a shirt with Hebrew writing, whom she mistook for a Jew.

The man, who was lightly maimed in the arm as a result of the attack, was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus for treatment before being released.

Police said the attacker was overpowered and arrested by coppers at the scene after stabbing the man. She was then taken for questioning.

Hebrew-language media reported that the woman’s husband was arrested following the attack and that police raided the couple’s home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher.
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Suspect detained after attempting to run over cop
[IsraelTimes] Police search for second man in vehicle that was driven at officer standing in parking lot of station near Beersheba

A man was tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
on Sunday after allegedly trying to run over a police officer in a cop shoppe parking lot and then driving off, as cops shot up the vehicle.

Police launched a manhunt for a second suspect who was also in the car when it sped away from the Ayarot Police Station near Beersheba.

An officer at the station shot at the tires of the car.

There were no injuries reported in the incident, apparently because an officer stepped out of the car’s way in time.

The motive for the apparent attack was not immediately clear.

Police gave chase after the vehicle, which stopped minutes later. Two men jumped and tried to make their escape on foot. One of the men, apparently the driver, was caught and arrested. The second man evaded the cops and fled.

Police launched a manhunt for the second suspect.

Man arrested after trying to run over policeman in the Negev

[Ynet] A man in his 20s from Tel Sheva was jugged
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
Sunday after trying to run over a police officer near a cop shoppe in the Negev.

Police also held for questioning two of the suspect's relatives.

No one was hurt in the incident.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish Army renews offensive on Kurdish-held villages in northern Aleppo
[AlMasdar] Overnight, fresh festivities erupted between the Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces, backed by Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
and Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) factions, and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

According to a Kurdish source close to al-Masdar News, Ottoman Turkish troops and aligned Syrian rebels launched a brief assault on the SDF-held town of Maranaz under the cover of darkness. Clashes continued throughout the night, but the Ottoman Turkish-led attack proved largely fruitless with zero ground gained in Aleppo province as daylight broke on Sunday.

Meanwhile,
...back at the buffalo wallow, Standing Buffalo drew a bead on his old enemy and squeezed the trigger...
Ottoman Turkish artillery units opened fire on the villages of Ayn Daknah, al-Biloniyah, Sheikh Issa, al-Samuqah and Tall Rifaat today, targeting positions controlled by SDF fighters.

Sporadic firefights are also taking place across Efrin’s eastern frontline. al-Masdar News was unable to obtain information regarding casualties due to the renewed fighting.
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ISIL terrorists storm strategic city in southern Hasakah
[AlMasdar] 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....
(ISIS) launched a desperate offensive on the strategic city of al-Shaddadi, Sunday, targeting the defenses of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the area.

ISIS began the assault by pushing north from the Deir Ezzor provincial border, striking the SDF’s positions just south of al-Shaddadi in the hopes of catching the Kurdish-led forces off-guard.

While festivities are still ongoing, it appears that the SDF have mostly repelled the Islamic State’s attack after killing several of the terrorist combatants that were attempting to reach the city.

Al-Shaddadi is located near the Hasakah-Deir Ezzor provincial border in the southern part of the al-Hasakah Governorate; it was the Islamic State’s former stronghold in northeastern Syria.
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Militants begin leaving Arsal after being forced to accept bus transport
[AlMasdar] The gunnies of Saraya Ahl Sham have begun leaving the ’Arsal Barrens after a turbulent 48 hours, which included their leadership stalling the evacuation.

According to the National News Agency of Leb, some 400 fighters began leaving the Wadi Hmeid area of ’Arsal for the eastern slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains in Syria.

"The Lebanese Security Forces began Sunday the implementation for departing 400 armed snuffies from Saraya Ahl Sham with their families," News Agency (NNA) Correspondent said on Sunday.

NNA added that the fighters would leave Arsal heading for Ruhaiba in Syria with their light weapons.

It is to note that, Lebanese Red Thingy will also accompany Saraya Ahl-Sham to the Lebanese-Syrian border.
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#1  Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus...
Posted by: Raj || 08/14/2017 2:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Frank Zappa at his finest, Raj.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/14/2017 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  It is rather like listening to a Zappa album...
Posted by: Pappy || 08/14/2017 11:45 Comments || Top||

#4  They will always be leaving the Arsal Barrens, it's a lot like Lubbock that way. Roumor has them ending up in Dothan or somewhere in the drier part of of Montana where Floss is King.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/14/2017 12:44 Comments || Top||


Islamist rebels launch counter-assault in eastern Damascus
[AlMasdar] The Salafist tough guys of Faylaq al-Rahman launched a powerful counter-assault in the eastern suburbs of Damascus this morning, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at ’Ayn Tarma.

Faylaq al-Rahman turbans stormed the Syrian Army’s defenses earlier this morning after losing a large amount of territory to the latter near the ’Ayn Tarma Meat Market.

However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
the Faylaq al-Rahman assault would not last long, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade drove back the turbans and secured the areas they recently captured in ’Ayn Tarma.

The Syrian Arab Army launched their east Damascus offensive in July, following their successful operations in the nearby suburbs of al-Qaboun and Tishreen.
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US-backed Syria forces battle ISIS in Raqqa old city
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US-backed fighters fought pitched battles Sunday with ISIS hard boyz inside their Syria bastion Raqqa, an AFP correspondent said.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, the Arab-Kurd alliance, first entered Raqqa two months ago and have since captured more than half of the northern city, but their progress has met fierce resistance from ISIS.

On Sunday, the two sides battled inside Raqqa’s Old City, trading volleys of mortar rounds and heavy machinegun fire, said the correspondent who was on the outskirts of the historic center.

A warplane from the US-led coalition provided air cover and bombed ISIS positions in the Old City, with plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.

"There is heavy fighting. Our forces are trying to surround more and more ISIS," said Nuri Mahmud, a front man for the Kurdish YPG militia that dominates the SDF.

He said ISIS hard boyz were "using every means at their disposal to survive".

Near the ancient wall surrounding the Old City, the AFP correspondent saw SDF fighters help five maimed comrades to safety after they were hit by shrapnel from a landmine kaboom.

ISIS fighters have heavily mined the city to slow the SDF advance, and are also using booby-trapped cars, drones and jacket wallahs.

Nevertheless the US-backed alliance has seized nine districts in the city’s west and east since first entering Raqqa on June 6 after a months-long campaign.

The fight for Raqqa has prompted tens of thousands of civilians to flee, with many maimed by crossfire or ISIS-planted bombs during their escape.

The United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
has estimated that between 20,000 and 50,000 people remain in the city, though others have given lower estimates.

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Terror Plot Against Tripoli's Mansouri Mosque Foiled
[An Nahar] An Internal Security Forces patrol foiled a terror attack by an 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 affiliate that planned to target the Grand al-Mansouri mosque in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, media reports said.

A communique by the ISF Directorate General said it foiled the attack on 7/8/2017 at 16.45 pm and that the suicide kaboomer had planned to execute his mission during the afternoon prayers.

In details, ISF police apprehended a Lebanese national who was identified by the initials R.K, (born in 2003), as he was trying to enter the mosque. After searching him, two hand grenades were found inside his bag.

The detainee was referred to the Information branch for interrogation, and he admitted his affiliation to the terrorist IS organization.

He confessed he was planning to enter the Grand Mansouri Mosque during the afternoon prayers and toss the two hand grenades at worshippers. He also planned to snatch a gun from one of the police on guard and open fire at worshippers.
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Commandos kill 25 jihadists in central Syria
Adventures in the northeast of Homs province.
[Hurriyet Daily News] A commando operation backed by Russian warplanes and helicopters has killed 25 members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in central Syria, a monitor said on Aug. 13.

Supported by regime ally Russia, Syria’s army has waged a months-long offensive to recapture the vast desert region that stretches from the country’s center to the Iraqi and Jordanian borders.

On Aug. 12, "25 ISIS members were killed and others maimed in a commando operation by Syrian regime forces with air support from Russian warplanes and helicopters" in the northeast of Homs province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Six members of the regime forces were also killed, it said.

A military source said the operation occurred "20 kilometers inside ISIS [ISIS] terrorist lines".

The raid allowed regime forces to seize control of three villages in the area, official news agency SANA reported the source as saying.

The army has captured swathes of territory from the jihadists in the province. According to the Observatory, ISIS now controls just dozens of villages in the east of Homs.

The Syrian "Badiya" is a large stretch of desert that extends over around 90,000 square kilometers of territory.

Since 2015, much of the Badiya has been held by IS, but Syria’s army has been chipping away at it since May.

Last week, the Observatory said regime forces had ousted ISIS from al-Sukhna, the last jihadist-held town in Homs province.

Syria’s army and Russia this weekend confirmed its full recapture.

"The liberation of al-Sukhna from ISIS turbans opens up possibilities for Syrian government forces to launch an assault and free the city of Deir Ezzor," a Russian army statement said.

The jihadists hold the majority of the vast desert province of Deir Ezzor including most of its picturesque provincial capital.

The recapture of Deir Ezzor "would largely -- if not completely -- mark the end of the fight against ISIS," Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Aug. 13 told the Russia 24 television channel.

Regime forces have more than doubled the territory they control in Syria over the past two months, he said.

Forces loyal to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
are also fighting the jihadists in the south of neighboring Raqqa province.

A U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance meanwhile is battling to retake the picturesque provincial capital, Raqqa city, from ISIS.

The jihadists also hold the majority of the vast desert province of Deir Ezzor including most of its picturesque provincial capital.

Syrian Army bulls through ISIL’s defenses in east Hama, liberates several points

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) wasted no time after the announcement of al-Sukhnah’s liberation yesterday, liberating new areas from the remaining Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) gunnies clinging onto the eastern countryside of Hama.

Backed by heavy Russian Arclight airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s Qalamoun Shield unit of the 3rd Division attacked the Islamic State’s positions near the town of Salba, scoring a new advance after an intense battle this afternoon.

According to a government source in Salamiyah City, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies seized several points, including the large hilltop of Tal Hikmat, from the Islamic State Death Eaters, killing and wounding scores of gunnies in the process.

The Syrian military is now gearing up for a major assault on the strategic town of ’Uqayrbat, which is considered the Islamic State’s last stronghold in central Syria.
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