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Russia foils two ISIS suicide bombers who planned to blow themselves up on the subway in Moscow
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Afghanistan
Key Taliban leader assassinated by his own guards in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key provincial leader of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
gunnies was assassinated by his own guards 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.
I seen dis movie.
The provincial police commandment in a statement confirmed that the incident took place late on Thursday night in the vicinity of Khogyani district.
Da hero, see, he joins da imperial guard cuz he's gotta rescue dis babe with da transparent bloomers and dis skimpy brassiere thing an' major cleavage...
The statement further added that a total of five Taliban gunnies including their local leader was killed in the attack.
See, he chops his way through da other guards, cuz he got all dem muscles...
The slain Taliban leader has been identified as Fazal Subhan also famous as Kaka
Dey named him dat cuz he's a real piece of... Well, you know.
who was rubbed out along with four of his lover companions in Khogyani district.
... Da four guards is all dead an' Kaka sees it an' he tries to shoot da hero, but he's outta bullets, so he throws da gun at him an' tries to escape on his technical wid da girl in da back...
According to Nangarhar police, Subhan was a key leader of the Taliban group in Khogyani district and was the brother of Mawlavi Nik Mohammad, another big shot of the Taliban group.
... but da hero hangs onto da tailgate an' climbs up on da roof, an' punches Kaka a few times through da window an' da technical wrecks an' Kaka tries to run away but da good guy an' da girl shoot him wid da antiaircraft gun an' den dey get away...
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Great script, Fred! Have your people call my people - we'll do lunch.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/15/2017 10:40 Comments || Top||


Herat traffic police chief killed in gunmen ambush
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The police chief of the western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
traffic department was killed in an ambush of the unknown gunnies in the outskirts of the historic provincial capital late on Sunday.

According to the local security officials, the provincial traffic police General Ghulam Dastagir was rubbed out by unknown gunnies riding cycle of violence.

A front man for the Herat police department Abdul Ahad Walizada confirmed the incident and said one of the bodyguards of Gen. Dastagir also lost his life in the attack.

Walizada further added that Gen. Dastagir’s vehicle was ambushed around five kilometers in the east of Herat city.

He said the gunnies have managed to flee the area and an investigation is underway along with a search operation to apprehend the perpetrators.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  If he was in charge of the Herat Meter Maids, justice was served
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/15/2017 10:11 Comments || Top||


Taliban suffer heavy casualties as Afghan forces respond to major Faryab offensive
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
hard boyz suffered heavy casualties after the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces responded to a major offensive launched by the Taliban hard boyz in northern Faryab province resulting into the fall of the district center of Ghormach district.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army in the North said at least 60 Taliban hard boyz were killed and 20 others were maimed during the festivities triggered following the Taliban offensive on Ghormach.

The Shaheen Corps officials said a number of the key Taliban leaders including the shadow district chief of the group for Ghormach identified as Mawlavi Amrullah were among those killed.

The other senior Taliban Überstürmbannführers killed during the festivities have been identified as Mullah Juma Gul, Abdul Rahim also famous as Lala, Mawlavi Bismillah, Mullah Shahwali, Mullah Ziauddin, and Mullah Jumadin.

According to Shaheen Corps officials, at least 19 vehicles and cycle of violences used by the Death Eaters were also destroyed during the operations.

In the meantime, the politician representing Faryab in the lower house of the parliament, Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj, said at least one hundred Taliban hard boyz were killed or maimed during the operations which were supported by the Afghan Air Force.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including the Taliban hard boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Anybody believe the numbers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2017 17:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Actually I do! The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces received jumping jacks training, while the Taliban never got any training.

Basically, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces has better coordination and communication, and works together in teams, while the Talibans apparently subscribe to the Rambo school of soldering.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 08/15/2017 18:50 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm more inclined to think the Taliban subscribe to the tribal type of warfare. Plus, it's beginning to look like Pakistain Intelligence (who control and manipulate such State-interest-centered factors like the Taliban) is becoming a bit... distracted.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/15/2017 20:30 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Car Bomb Kills At Least One In Center Of Somali Capital
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least one person reported to have been killed, several were left maimed in a huge boom-mobile kaboom in Somali capital, Mogadishu on Monday.

According to eyewitness account, a driver has lost his life after an improvised bomb (IED) planted in a Taxi went off outside Aden Adde International Airport.

The sound of the blast was heard from distance, and sent a thick black smoke billowing into the sky from the scene. No group has yet grabbed credit for the boom-mobile.

Al shabaab often carries out boom-mobileings in the capital, targeting hotels and government installations.
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Militant linked to church bombings dies during police raid: Interior ministry
[AlAhram] A bad boy linked to a series of church bombings in Egypt died during a police raid in Upper Egypt on Sunday, according to an interior ministry statement.

The bad boy killed himself by detonating a suicide belt, having already shot at police in order to evade arrest, the ministry said.

The incident occurred late on Sunday in the southern governorate of Qena. There were no casulaties among police personnel, according to the statement.

The bad boy was allegedly part of a cell behind a series of terrorist attacks on Coptic churches in 2016 and 2107. The attacks in Cairo, Alexandria and Tanta killed dozens of people, mainly Coptic Christians.

The bad boy group ISIS claimed responsiblity for the bombings.

The same Islamist group is believed to have been behind an attack on Coptic pilgrims in Minya this year.

In May, Egyptian authorities reported the capture of several bully boyz who confessed to involvement in the church bombings.

Egypt has been under a state of emergency since the Palm Sunday bombings in Alexandria and Tanta on 9 April.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Majority of Boko Haram's 'suicide bombers' are actually women and children
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] The majority of suicide bombers terrorist group Boko Haram uses to kill innocent civilians are women and children

  • Analyzing suicide bombings carried by the group since 2011, researchers found that at least 244 of the 338 attacks were carried out by women

  • In just 2017 alone, Boko Haram has already sent 80 women to their deaths

  • The study further details how of the 134 suicide bombers with determinable ages, 60 per cent were teenagers or children, and the youngest was seven
Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  That's because the supply of college students is lacking.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/15/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||

#2  They had a surplus of kidnapped boarding school kids of both sexes, it appears.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 16:18 Comments || Top||


Machine gun attack on UN Mali base in Timbuktu kills eight
[AlAhram] Gunmen attacked a United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
peacekeeping base in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, officials said, killing eight people, including a peacekeeper, five Malian security guards, a gendarme and civilian.

"An attack has been launched against one of our camps in Timbuktu (by) unknown men with machine guns," Radhia Achouri, a spokeswoman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission, said earlier by telephone, adding that it had deployed a rapid response force with helicopters to the scene.

Mali's army front man Selon Diaran Kone said the incident was now over, as the assailants had been repelled and four of them killed. He gave the toll as seven Malians killed.

Frahan Haq, deputy, front man for the U.N. Secretary General said a peacekeeper was killed during the clash, without giving further details.

Islamist murderous Moslems frequently target the U.N. peacekeeping mission, and more than 100 peacekeepers have been killed, making it the most deadly U.N. mission to date.

Militants killed three United Nations peacekeepers in a attack outside their base in Kidal in northern Mali in June.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Arabia
12 civilians killed in roadside bombing in southern Yemen
[DAWN] A roadside kaboom killed 12 civilians and maimed four in southern Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
on Monday when a bomb targeting a military car hit their vehicle instead, a security source said.

Two other people, including a soldier, were killed on Monday in separate attacks also in southern Yemen, where the army has launched an offensive against Al Qaeda. The deadliest attack, however, took place in Daleh province.

"The bomb was planted on a road in the Qaataba district of Daleh and hit a civilian vehicle instead," said a security source who requested anonymity as he was not authorised to brief the press.

Along with most of southern Yemen, Daleh is controlled by government forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who is allied with a Saudi-led Arab military alliance in a war against Iran-backed 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 ...
rebels.

Yemeni special forces, trained by the alliance member United Arab Emirates and backed by the US, launched a major operation in the southern Shabwa province against Yemen's Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) this month .

AQAP has exploited years of conflict between the government and the rebels to expand its presence in southern Yemen.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia foils two ISIS suicide bombers who planned to blow themselves up on the subway in Moscow
[DailyMail] Russian intelligence officers have foiled a plot 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....
-linked terrorist cell to carry out a number of attacks in Moscow, including at least two suicide kabooms.

Four people have been nabbed
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
on suspicion of planning terror attacks in Moscow, allegedly led by two Russian-born ISIS-fighters.

The group's plans involved two jacket wallah attacks - one on public transport and one in a shop, the Federal Security Service
... the successor to the KGB...
(FSB) said today.

Two of the four arrested men were supposed to blow themselves up on Moscow's transit system and in a shop, the FSB said in a statement.

As part of the arrests, officials also discovered a lab outside Moscow where improvised bombs were made.

The intelligence agency said the attacks were directed by two senior Death Eaters who are fighting for ISIS in Syria, and hail from 'the former Soviet Union'.

The suspects arrested outside Moscow were not identified, but the FSB said one of them is a Russian national and three others are from Central Asia.
The suspects may not have been identified, but the Daily Mail names the subjects of two of the photos attached to the story as Khodzhiev Davlatyor and Siyovushi Davronzoda.
Their plans echo that of a Russian citizen from the former Soviet state Kyrgyzstan, Akbarzhon Jalilov, who detonated a bomb inside a St Petersburg metro train in April, killing 15 people.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [471 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Prob gonna wish they had blown.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2017 17:25 Comments || Top||


Europe
Somali Refugee Arrested Over Pirate Attack On Italian Oil Tanker
[RADIOSHABELLE] Italian police have jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
a 24-year-old Somali asylum seeker on charges of being one of a gang of jihadist pirates who seized an Italian oil tanker in the Persian Gulf in 2011.

The tanker and its crew were held hostage for 10 months until a reported $11 million ransom was paid.

Mohammed Farah was caught by Carabinieri special force coppers after he applied for asylum as a refugee in the Sicilian town of Caltanissetta, police said.

Officers used fingerprint records to identify him as one of 50 alleged pirates who stormed the Savina Caylyn tanker on February 8, 2011, using rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons.

The ransom was reportedly paid to al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
, a Somali terrorist gang, after the crew of five Italians and 17 Indians were tortured and mistreated during their 10-month ordeal.

Police found fingerprints on the tanker after its release and determined they did not belong to any of the crew.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Pirates


Court finds defrauding ISIS a crime in Germany
Sit down before reading this, dear Reader, and swallow any fluids.
[Ynet] A German court sentences a Syrian refugee to two years in prison for attempting to trick ISIS operatives into transferring him 180,000 euro under the pretense of carrying out attacks in Germany.

A German court has found a Syrian refugee guilty of attempting to defraud ISIS, a court spokeswoman said on Monday, granting legal protection to a group viewed as turbans by the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
A judge in the district court in the southwestern city of Saarbruecken sentenced the 39-year old hairdresser from Damascus to two years in prison for trying to get ISIS operatives to transfer him up to 180,000 euro ($212,400.00).

The judge ruled that the man used the false pretence that he would carry out attacks in Germany for ISIS using explosives. The money was never transferred to the man.

The court rejected the prosecution's argument that the man was guilty of the more serious crime of planning to carry out attacks on behalf of the murderous Moslem organization.

Both parties have appealed the ruling to the Federal Supreme Court, the court spokeswoman said.

The Syrian refugee was named only as Hasan A. due to German privacy laws.
The Daily Mail adds:
The man Hasan A contacted was located in ISIS' de-facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria.

Hasan had entered Germany in December 2014 and applied for asylum in January 2015, obtaining refugee status and a residency permit, prosecutors said in a statement.

More than a million asylum-seekers entered Germany in 2015, sparking a wave of protests amid a resurgent far-right.

In December 2016, Hasan asked an ISIS contact in Syria to send him the money 'so he could purchase vehicles which he could load with explosives and which he wanted to drive into crowds...and blow up in order to kill unknown numbers of people who do not follow the Moslem faith'.

According to messages found on his phone, the man said each vehicle would be re-painted and packed with 400-500 kilogrammes (880-1,100 pounds) of explosives at a cost of 22,500 euros each, prosecutors said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Male Syrian hairdresser - not that there's anything wrong with it...
Posted by: Raj || 08/15/2017 2:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Well defrauding the turks isn't liked in Merkeland.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/15/2017 6:43 Comments || Top||

#3  This strikes me as yet another consequence of not declaring and prosecuting full scale war.

People like this judge seem to be living in a VR world where words actually have a power to change behavior all by themselves. They don't think about the guns that back things up in the real world.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/15/2017 7:09 Comments || Top||

#4  The Prosecutor needs to be removed before the judge. What moral equivalence fool is this?
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/15/2017 9:17 Comments || Top||

#5  interesting that Hasan A was charged with two offenses which were mutually exclusive.

so, if he wasn't found guilty of one crime that, in itself would be evidence that he was guilty of the other crime
Posted by: lord garth || 08/15/2017 9:26 Comments || Top||


Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris
[BBC] A car has crashed into a pizzeria in a village east of the French capital Paris, killing a girl and injuring 12 other people, four of them seriously.

The driver of the BMW was arrested after the vehicle hit the terrace of the cafe in Sept-Sorts, near La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, French media say.

An interior ministry spokesman told the BBC the driver was 32 and French.

While his actions are said to have been deliberate, the incident is not being treated as a terror attack.

He had, the spokesman said, tried to kill himself a few days ago.
Then he tried to kill himself. This time he tried to kill others, and the mentally unbalanced suddenly committing jihad is part of the overall threat -- at any moment unbelievers might be attacked by either the sane or the insane.
It appears he had no previous criminal record.

According to RTL radio, he told police had weapons in the car.

First reports gave the age of the dead girl as eight but later she was said to have been 13.

Her little brother is among those injured, police sources told AFP news agency.

The incident in Sept-Sorts, a small village 55km (34 miles) east of Paris, happened around 20:30 (18:30 GMT).

"Half of the car entered the restaurant and knocked down all the customers and staff in its way," a soldier was quoted as saying by Le Parisien newspaper.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An interior ministry spokesman told the BBC the driver was 32 and French.

One of their gastronomical purists?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/15/2017 11:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Prob served pork sausage pizzas.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2017 23:27 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish police arrest suspected killer of Syrian journalists
[Ynet] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's state news agency says that Ottoman Turkish authorities have tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
and charged a suspected 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 member with killing two Syrian journalists in Turkey in 2015.

Anadolu Agency said Monday that a Ottoman Turkish court charged Muaz El Ahsin with murder for allegedly slitting the throats of Ibrahim Abdul-Qadir and Fares Hamadi. Both were journalists for the "Raqqa is being slaughtered silently" collective, a group publicizing atrocities in the Syrian city under IS rule.

Police detained Ahsin on Aug. 11 while he was trying to cross into Turkey illegally, according to Anadolu. A court later ordered him officially arrested on murder charges.

Anadolu said that Ahsin fled to Syria after the killings on Oct. 29, 2015. Anadolu said that police were still searching for other suspects.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkey policeman stabbed to death by suspected ISIS operative
[Ynet] An officer was stabbed to death near a cop shoppe in Istanbul on Sunday by a suspected member of the ISIS group, Ottoman Turkish media said.

The attacker, who was suspected of preparing to carry out a suicide kaboom, was rubbed out after killing the policeman, the pro-government Anadolu news agency reported.

The private Dogan news service said the assailant had already been tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
and was being transported to a cop shoppe when the stabbing occurred at around 11 p.m. (2000 GMT).

The officer died from his wounds after leaving the scene in an ambulance, Dogan said.

It was not immediately clear how the man managed to keep a knife while being taken into custody.
Another Ynet article adds:
Istanbul's police chief says 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....
Death Eater who stabbed a police officer to death while in jug was an "internationally wanted terrorist."

Mustafa Caliskan said Monday the man--who was shot and killed by other officers after the attack--was planning a major assault, which his detention allegedly thwarted. Caliskan was speaking at a memorial for the 24-year-old slain officer.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two soldiers killed in attack in Turkey blamed on PKK
[AlAhram] An improvised kaboom on a military vehicle killed two soldiers in southeast The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on Saturday, with state media blaming Kurdish separatists.

The blast came in the province of Batman, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, which said the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was behind the attack.

Turkey was already in mourning on Saturday for a 15-year-old killed by PKK forces of Evil on Friday in the northeastern city of Trabzon.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Two injured as Indian troops target civilian van in AJK
[DAWN] Two civilians were maimed in Azad Jammu and Kashmire (AJK) on Monday after Indian troops hit a vehicle from across the Line of Control (LoC), a local police official said.

The latest ceasefire violation coincided with the visit of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to the heavily militarised border which splits the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmire between Pakistain and India.

"A Suzuki van was coming to Hajira from Goi (Kotli) when it was targeted by Indian troops near Madarpur at about 2pm, without any provocation," police official Mohammad Shakeel told Dawn from the area.

"As a result, two persons on board the vehicle were maimed," he added, identifying the victims as Musharraf Iqbal and Hafiz Naveed.

The former, who sustained a bullet wound in his right leg, was taken to Hajira for treatment, while the latter, having sustained a bullet wound in his chest, was taken to District Headquarters Hospital Kotli, the official said.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  without any provocation,"

So were they were charging toward the border, or shooting at Indian soldiers as they drove along it?
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/15/2017 17:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Smugglers in a free fire zone?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2017 17:27 Comments || Top||


6 FC personnel martyred, 3 injured in IED explosion in Balochistan's Harnai district
[DAWN] An kaboom targeting a security forces vehicle in 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...
's Harnai district on Monday evening resulted in the martyrdom of six security personnel and injuries to three others.

The injured were rushed to Quetta for medical treatment.

A senior administration officer, who declined to be named, told Dawn.com that miscreants had targeted a 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....
(FC) vehicle with an improvised bomb (IED) in the Khost area of Harnai district.

The FC personnel were on a routine patrol when they were targeted.

The officer said the kaboom had severely damaged their vehicle.

Soon after the blast, a large contingent of security forces personnel rushed to the spot for rescue efforts.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri strongly condemned the blast and directed law enforcers to bring the perpetrators to book.

Posted by: Fred || 08/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Senior IS leader, companion, killed near Salahuddin-Diyala borders
Mutaibija (IraqiNews.com) A prominent 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....
leader and his lover companion were killed near the borders between Salahuddin and Diyala provinces, Dijla Operations Command has announced.

’Joint troops killed a senior IS leader called Haitham Abdullah Hamad al-Terazi and one of his lover companions in an operation carried out near Hawi al-Azeem region," Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, commander of Dijla Operations told AlSumaria News on Monday.

"Terazi, who is an Iraqi national, is a prominent IS leader in Mutaibija. He has been an important target for security troops, which killed him after locating his position accurately," Azzawi added. "Such operations killed several IS leaders over the past few months, especially near borders between Salahuddin and Diyala."
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#1  Poor goat.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/15/2017 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  "How many f*cking people have you killed". "If you mean this literally, none." - Donald Hamilton.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/15/2017 4:23 Comments || Top||

#3  *snort*
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/15/2017 9:00 Comments || Top||


Four civilians wounded in two blasts eastern Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four civilians were maimed in two separate blasts eastern Baghdad, a police source was quoted saying on Monday.

"A kaboom, placed on the side of the road behind Ibn al-Qaff hospital, in al-Baladiyat region, east of Baghdad, went kaboom! in the evening, leaving a passer-by maimed," the source told AlSumaria News.

"Security troops cordoned off the blast scene and transferred the injured to nearby hospital for treatment. Interrogations were conducted," the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

In related news, the same source said, "three civilians were maimed in a kaboom that took place near Yafah school in Oar district, eastern Baghdad."
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Policeman killed in armed attack northern Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A policeman was killed in an armed attack in north of Kirkuk province, a security source was quoted saying.

"An unidentified gunman opened fire on a policeman in the middle of Azadi market, north of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
which caused his immediate death," the source told AlSumaria News on Monday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added "security troops cordoned off the accident spot and transferred the victim’s body to forensic medicine department. Investigations were conducted.
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Diyala Dead Guys: Four ISIS bad guys discover Paradise isn't their destination


Four IS members, including leader, killed, fifth arrested in northern Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Four 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....
Death Eaters, including prominent leader, were killed, while another member was jugged
Please don't kill me!
north of Diyala province, according to the Dijla Operations Command.

"Joint troops killed on Sunday four IS members,including a big shot as festivities occurred in al-Bou Bakr village, at the outskirts of al-Azeem town, north of Diyala," Maj.Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, commander of Dijla Operations, told Alghad Press.

The command, according to Azzawi, "will continue its operations in Diyala, especially the border regions, to eradicate the group’s cells there."

Moreover, Azzawi announced arresting a dangerous IS member in al-Nada basin, east of Diyala.

"Security troops transferred the arrested member to detention centers to take legal measures," Azzawi said.

Islamic State in Diyala finance cells with ransoms: MP

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Diyala are relying on kidnappings of civilians and outcoming ransoms to finance their fighters, an Iraqi parliament member has said.

Furat al-Tamimi, an MP from Diyala, was quoted by Alghad Press saying that IS has recently escalated kidnappings of civilians to fund its cells both inside and outside the province.

Captives’ relatives are obliged to transfer ransoms through banking offices to other provinces, the MP said

"ISIS (Islamic State) has recently kidnapped several people from Qurra Tabba and Hamreen Basin, killing some and setting others free in return for huge sums from their relatives," he stated.

Tamimi pointed out to "confirmed information " that some of the areas to which the ransoms were remitted were in the northern provinces in Kurdistan Region. He urged security authorities and intelligence services to further scrutinize money transfer offices to counter what he described as "money laundering" activities by "outlawed groups".

According to Alghad Press, a local source in Diyala was quoted earlier on Monday saying IS had released two captives, after more than one month since their kidnapping, in return for USD15.000.

IS bandidos gunnies have reportedly lost most of their funding resources since U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched offensives targeting holy warriors-held havens in October.

Reports have talked about illegal means through which the bandidos gunnies funded their operations in Iraq, including the confiscation of civilian properties, antiquities traffick, organs trade and illegal sale of petroleum.
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More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


Three persons, including policeman, killed, injured in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were killed and injured in different areas in Mosul city, security sources were quoted saying on Monday.

Speaking to Shafaq News, the sources said unknown gunmen killed a civilian as shooting occurred in abu Jarbou’a village in Tal Afar, west of Mosul.

Moreover, the forensic medicine department received body of a Federal Police personnel who was killed in shooting between Rajm Hadid and al-Tanak districts, in western Mosul.

A civilian was injured in a blast caused by Islamic State war remnants near Owaynat village, northwest of Mosul.

Last week, Iraqi Civil Defense forces official was quoted saying that 3000 corpses are still held under the rubble in the Old City. 839 bodies were recovered from different Mosul areas in three days.

Three Islamic State underground tunnels discovered northwest of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army forces on Monday discovered three underground tunnels dug by Islamic State militants in northwest Mosul as troops continue to comb areas recaptured from the militant group.

A military source told Kurdish-owned BasNews website that Iraqi army forces, acting upon information obtained from local residents, found three underground tunnels belonging to IS in Qairawan, a region which pro-government paramilitary forces recaptured in June.

Lit. Col. Sallam al-Khaffaf told the website that the tunnels contained communication kits, a huge amount of cell phones militants had confiscated from civilians and lists with names of civilians executed by the group.

Islamic State had relied on tunnels both to escape from, and attack, Iraqi security forces during more than eight months of operations to retake areas held by the militants in Nineveh province which began in October 2016.

Since the Iraqi government declared early July the recapture of Mosul, Islamic State’s former capital in Iraq, police forces have been combing the western side of the city for sleeper militant cells and munition hiding places. The militants have also launched a few sporadic attacks against troops and civilians since the declaration.

The Iraqi government intends to aim at other Islamic State havens in Anbar, Kirkuk and Salahuddin once it is done with retaking Tal Afar, Islamic State’s last stronghold in Nineveh which the Defense Ministry had completed preparations for invading. The Defense Ministry said recently it was waiting for orders to launch operations for the enclave. So far, operations by pro-government militias, the Popular Mobilization, have isolated the town from Mosul and from the Syrian borders, and retook several surrounding villages.

Senior IS military leader arrested in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A senior Islamic State military commander was arrested in Mosul, Iraq’s military intelligence service said on Monday as security forces continue to hunt for remnant militants in hiding at the recaptured city.

The service said the arrested militant was Islamic State’s military area commander for eastern Mosul, but gave no details yet of his identity. Ten other subordinate members were also arrested with him.
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Anbar Antix: Coalition and Iraqi air raids do damage


Coalition strikes kill, wound 19 civilians human shields in western Anbar

Qaim (IraqiNews.com) Air raids by the United States-led coalition killed and wounded 19 civilians at Islamic State havens in western Anbar, a security source was quoted saying Monday.

Alghad Press quoted the source saying that coalition war planes bombarded a rest house belonging to Islamic State militants at the town of Qaim, near Anbar’s westren borders with Syria.

The strike targeted the rest house at Hayy al-Sinaie (industrial neighborhood) in Karabla.

Iraqyoon website said four militants were also killed in the strike.

The reports came a few hours after Iraqi warplanes pounded IS locations in the neighboring towns of Annah and Rawa.

Army warplanes continue strikes on IS havens in western Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army fighter jets continued Monday to pound Islamic State locations in western Anbar, preparing for anticipated ground offensives to retake those regions.

A source at the army’s command in the province told Almaalomah website that the towns of Annah and Rawa, west of Anbar, witnessed intensive strikes that targeted five rest houses and a building used as a court belonging to the extremist group.

The strikes also targeted Islamic State’s supply routes extending from the city of Raqqa, the group’s base of operations in Syria, according to the source.
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IS group claims Karbala attack on Iraqi troops
[AlAhram] A statement 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....
group grabbed credit for an attack on Iraqi troops outside Karbala that left one dead.

Iraqi Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, front man for the Joint Military Command, says the suicide car kaboom at a checkpoint outside the southern Iraqi city late Saturday injured two others.

The IS statement said the attack targeted a cement factory outside Karbala and resulted in dozens of casualties.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Petah Tikva resident accused of inciting violence against Arabs on Facebook
[Ynet] The Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office filed an indictment against 26-year-old Bar Rosen, from Petah Tikva, for incitement to violence against Arabs.

According to the indictment, after the kidnapping of the three youths in Gush Etzion in 2014, Rosen made racist and violent comments on Facebook and wrote among other things: "Holocaust to the Arabs" and "If I had the legal possibility to burn Arabs alive I would do it with joy."
It looks like he was caught by an algorithm. Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander.
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Soldier lightly hurt by rock throwers in West Bank raid
[IsraelTimes] IDF arrests 12 Paleostinian suspects, seizes two guns from Paleostinian villages during overnight operations

A group of Paleostinians threw rocks at an IDF soldier, lightly wounding him, during an early morning operation in the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, near Jericho, on Monday, the army said.

The soldier was taken to a hospital and was released back to his unit a short while later, the army said.

No arrests were made in the Paleostinian refugee camp.

Overnight, the IDF seized two guns in Paleostinian villages, one in Beit Sahour and the second in Yatta, a suburb of Hebron that has been the hometown of several holy warriors who carried out attacks in the past two years, the army said.

The weapon found in Beit Sahour was a hunting rifle, an IDF spokesperson said.

The firearm found in Yatta was a Carlo-style submachine gun, a type of firearm that is prevalent in the West Bank due to its comparative low cost and ease of manufacture.

In late 2015, the IDF launched an operation to crack down on this type of gun and has since raided dozens of workshops suspected of manufacturing them, locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
weapons dealers and seized hundreds of Carlos.

The army handed the two guns found on Monday over to the police and Shin Bet security service for further investigation.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, the IDF also arrested 12 Paleostinians suspected of rock throwing or taking part in violent demonstrations against Israeli security forces, the army said.

The suspects were handed over to the police and Shin Bet for questioning, the army said.
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Southeast Asia
Infamous Abu Sayyaf sub-leader killed
[CNN] A notorious Abu Sayyaf sub-leader named Salvador "Badong" Muktadil was killed in a gunbattle with government forces in Sulu, the Philippine military announced on Sunday. His death was the outcome of a counter-operation by Joint Task Force Sulu, conducted from aboard navy vessels in Silangkan, Parang, Sulu.

Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said, "His neutralization was a result of the maximized intelligence operations of our troops and the cooperation and support of the local leaders and folks."

Joint Task Force Sulu commander Cirilito Sobejana said Muktadil was "well-experienced in operating speedboats... as getaway vehicles in executing kidnapping [ploys]. His death rendered high seas kidnappings, particularly in Tawi-Tawi and Sabah, suppressed."

Muktadil was involved in the various abductions between Sabah and Tawi-tawi, including those of Mayor Gemma Adana of Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay; Taiwanese tourist Evelyn Chang; and Yahong Lim, the daughter of a Chinese businesswoman. Apart from kidnappings, Muktadil also holds an arrest warrant for serious illegal detention and nine counts of murder.

"His neutralization, together with the others [who] have been killed in the fighting... the other week, about seven of them, is an additional accomplishment for Western Mindanao Command in degrading the activity of ASG to carry out more abductions," military spokesman Restituto Padilla said on Monday.

Padilla added that there were also reported attempts by the Abu Sayyaf to kidnap locals and "low return targets," which include the poor and vulnerable who cannot pay large ransoms.

"It's an indication that they are in dire straits because they just want to generate enough funds to support themselves," he said.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian UAV faces off, again, with US forces in the Gulf
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has conducted, yet again, an unsafe maneuver with US forces in the Arabian Gulf, according to a US Naval Central Command front man.

The incident on Sunday involved an Iranian QOM-1/Sadegh-1 UAV conducting an unsafe and unprofessional approach towards the USS Nimitz during fixed wing flight operations.

"Despite repeated radio calls to establish communications and remain clear, the QOM-1’s controlling station was unresponsive and the UAV did not use any aircraft navigation lights while it made several passes in close proximity to Nimitz and its escort ships during active flight operations, coming within 1,000 feet of U.S. aircraft," said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a NAVCENT front man in an emailed statement from Bahrain.

"The failure of the Iranian UAV to utilize standard, internationally-mandated navigation lights during a night time approach of a U.S. aircraft carrier engaged in flight operations created a dangerous situation with the potential for collision and is not in keeping with international maritime customs and laws," he added.

The incident comes only one week after another unsafe approach was conducted by another Iranian UAV.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the USS Nimitz had an interaction with the Iranian UAV on August 8 as the aircraft was in a holding pattern preparing to land on the aircraft carrier, the US Navy said last week.

The UAV came in to a collision course with the fighterjet that managed to evade it.

This is the 14th unsafe interaction between US and Iranian maritime forces since January 2017.
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#1  Iran and NK playing good cop/bad cop?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/15/2017 4:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Just shoot the damn thing down!
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 08/15/2017 7:00 Comments || Top||

#3  just block its comms and let it crash
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/15/2017 8:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Light it up with the missile fire control radar. At close range, that should be enough to fry the drone's electronics.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/15/2017 10:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Let me fly it!
Posted by: Shipman || 08/15/2017 14:20 Comments || Top||

#6  We have active laser systems now. No excuse for letting a drone fly that close.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/15/2017 16:19 Comments || Top||

#7  As maintenance protocol cycle prescribes, the Phalanx needs its tubes cleaned.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/15/2017 17:14 Comments || Top||



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