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Breaking: Barcelona Van Attack on Pedestrians.
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Afghanistan
ANA hammering Taliban in Faryab
At least 80 Taliban insurgents were killed in ongoing operations to clear Ghormach district of insurgents after it collapsed to the Taliban on Sunday, local officials said.

In addition, 30 other insurgents were wounded.

“Four key Taliban commanders are among those killed in ongoing operations,” a spokesman for the provincial governor, Ahmad Jawid Bedar said adding that “Taliban have suffered heavy casualties in the operations.”

“The forces are also receiving air support from the Afghan air forces,” Bedar said.

Ghormach has been one of the most insecure districts in the past 10 years.

However, the Taliban have not yet commented about their casualties in the clashes.

In the meantime, civil society activists in Faryab believe that “one of the reasons that the district is insecure is a lack of security forces”. They appealed to government “to hand over the security responsibility of the district to western security zone.”
Despite launching military operations, the security forces are yet to re-take control of the district.
Posted by: badanov || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


District in Badakhstan cleared of militants
Army officials from Badakhshan province said that after conducting a seven day operation Tagab district of Badakhshan has been fully cleared of Taliban and that the insurgents suffered a heavy casualty toll.

A number of Taliban were also detained during the operation, army officials said.

Army officials said that Taliban retreated to the neighboring district of Yamgan.

“We conducted a very effective operation and at the first step we cleared Tagab district and we took back ... vehicles which the enemy seized from the security forces,” said Mir Abdul Wahid, an army official in Badakhshan.

“Badakhshan police provided all the possibilities and equipment to the local police forces and we witnessed the effectiveness of the operation,” said Mohammad Suhrab Rasouly Badakhshan’s police headquarter's director of counter narcotics.

Army officials in Badakhshan said that they are preparing to clear other parts of Badakhshan.

“We suppressed the enemies and we will not let the enemies succeed and we will fight bravely against the enemy,” said Seddiqullah an army officer in Badakhshan.

Although, the residents and district local officials welcomed the clearing of Tagab district they said that Taliban’s operations are located in neighboring Wardoj district.

“We thank all the security institutions who conducted the operation and they really did well and we urge the government to establish bases here,” said Noor Ahmad Shah Zaeem district governor for Tagab.

“Tagab district will be remain affected until Yamgan district is cleared,” said Sultan Mohmmad Aworang, a former MP.

“The Taliban are undoubtedly strange forces and they torched residents houses and assaulted residents and they are killing innocent civilians,” said Nasratullah a resident.

Tagab district has now been cleared of insurgents for the second time.
Posted by: badanov || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Key ISIS leaders killed during clashes in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two key leaders 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 Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, were killed during the festivities with the security forces 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 police commandment in a statement said the incident took place late on Monday night in the vicinity of Haska Mina district after a group of snuffies launched an attack on the security posts and local houses.

The statement further added that one of the ISIS leaders killed during the clash has been identified as Khushal also famous as Hadi who was the military chief of a group of at least twenty ISIS snuffies in the area.

The other ISIS leader killed during the festivities has been identified as Israyel, the police commandment said, adding that four others were also maimed during the festivities.

According to the police commandment, the ISIS snuffies have also set on fire two houses of the local residents but no casualties were inflicted to the residents and security personnel.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Explosive boat attack foiled targeting UAE ship
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni forces destroyed an explosives-laden boat targeting a United Arab Emirates military vessel at Mokha port on Wednesday.

A source at the port said that the foiled terror attack was initiated by 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 ...
militias.

A large kaboom was heard across the port when forces eliminated the threat before it reached the docked ship.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, 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...
National Army forces repelled a Houthi militia attack south of Taiz city. The militia sustained heavy casualties in a battle that involved the use of heavy weapons.
Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Breaking: Barcelona Van Attack on Pedestrians.
link to SkyNews live feed. 13 dead so far
Courtesy of Beavis:
Van crashes into dozens of people in Barcelona, several injured
MADRID, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A van has crashed into dozens of people in Barcelona's city centre, local police said on Wednesday.

There were several injured in a "massive crash", police said on Twitter. Catalan emergency services said people should not go to the area around Placa Catalunya.
And from Bright Pebbles:
Barcelona police have said the Las Ramblas van crash is a 'terrorist attack'
Please add updates here, rather than starting a new thread.
Added at 2:00 p.m. EDT from Abu Uluque, who had it filed where I wasn't looking as I hurried to get the first post published -- sorry:
Barcelona terror attack – ‘Two dead and many injured' after van mounts pavement and ploughs into pedestrians along Las Ramblas tourist hotspot before driver flees on foot

A TERROR van has ploughed into pedestrians in Barcelona leaving two dead and several injured, according to local reports.

Eyewitness footage and photos from the scene show a huge emergency response after the smash on the iconic Las Ramblas tourist hotspot.

People have been told to avoid the area as emergency services react to a "serious incident" in the Spanish city.

Metro lines have been shut and shoppers and pedestrians have been seen running into buildings as armed police flooded the area.

Testimonies suggest the van careered into pedestrians as they crossed the road .

Police have confirmed that the "massive crash" involved a white van mounting the pavement.

And witnesses have told of hearing gunshots, although this has not been confirmed.

Barcelona is one of the most popular summer destinations for British tourists.
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/17/2017 12:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [763 views] Top|| File under:


#2  there's talk: a) of a second van - b) two armed men are holed up in a Turkish bar
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/17/2017 13:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Hit in front of a Kosher restaurant, Maccabi.

Who, oh who, could the attacker be?
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/17/2017 14:13 Comments || Top||

#4  The radical Amish at it again!
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/17/2017 14:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Barcelona? The one whose residents harassed and decried tourists and welcomed 'immigrants'? That Barcelona?
Posted by: Pappy || 08/17/2017 14:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Are they going to ban vans (sarc)?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/17/2017 15:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Ban Muslims renting anything?
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 08/17/2017 15:32 Comments || Top||


#9  RE: link in comment #8

Blitzer has a rectal/cranial inversion.

He has it backwards.

  • Nice, France

  • Paris attack on police

  • London

  • Charlottesville?

  • Barcelona


Seems that there are adequate examples for jihadis to draw from.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/17/2017 17:19 Comments || Top||

#10  Ban Muslims renting anything?

A well meaning half-measure. Banning Muslims should produce a high level of success.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2017 17:53 Comments || Top||

#11  Rent Muslims back to their countries of origin?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/17/2017 18:01 Comments || Top||

#12  #9 For that matter, Palestinians been using cars as terrorist weapon in Israel since the 90es.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/17/2017 18:23 Comments || Top||

#13  Am I the only one who looks at this, shrugs, and says,"you opted for this crap sandwich -- eat it"?
Posted by: charger || 08/17/2017 18:26 Comments || Top||

#14  Works until the US begins to embrace European cuisine, Charger. Oh wait, we already have!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/17/2017 18:41 Comments || Top||

#15  Heh. There are even parts of this country over which I wouldn't shed a tear at this point.

Yes, that's terrible, but I know perfectly well that there a lot of "Americans" who'd like to see me and mine dead.
Posted by: charger || 08/17/2017 19:05 Comments || Top||

#16  Even Allahsquish Eeyore at HotAir mocked him:
Via the Media Research Center and CNS, after eight jihadi car-ramming terror attacks this year alone, I think it’s more likely people will ask whether Wolf ate paint chips as a kid.
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/17/2017 19:59 Comments || Top||

#17  Am I the only one who looks at this, shrugs, and says,"you opted for this crap sandwich -- eat it"?

No.
Posted by: Cravilet Poodle5789 || 08/17/2017 20:27 Comments || Top||

#18  hey, look on the bright side. Barcelona tourism won't be a bother any more
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/17/2017 20:34 Comments || Top||

#19  ZH reporting 4 dead, 7 wounded south of Barcelona. Not clear if perps or victims.
Posted by: phil_b || 08/17/2017 21:12 Comments || Top||

#20  tourism won't be a bother

Mwahaha! I shall engage an entire designer hostel and fill it with hungry local wimmin for me personal hareem... or at least enjoy the empty MNAC.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/17/2017 22:03 Comments || Top||

#21  When the EU cops come out to these frequent attacks, they certainly have fashionable uniforms.
Posted by: Hupeting Sforza8196 || 08/17/2017 22:06 Comments || Top||

#22  They need to activate delts force in country to find and secure Christine fromthe Stephen King book could you imagine a jihadi activated by a CELL driving Christine with a Berka car BRA or what?
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 08/17/2017 22:07 Comments || Top||

#23  Delta Force
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 08/17/2017 22:08 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two injured by shell fired from across Afghan border
[DAWN] LANDI KOTAL: Two schoolchildren were maimed when one of the two mortar shells fired from across the Afghan border went kaboom! near the hostel of the Army Public School inside an army camp here on Tuesday.

Officials said that the other shell landed in an empty compound and caused no damage. The attack, which the officials blamed was launched from the Afghan side, created panic among people present inside the camp.

After the attack security personnel rushed to the area and shifted students to a safe place. They closed the Army Public School. The officials said the two injured students were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

Security around the army camp and other government installations was further tightened with security personnel patrolling the roads.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Rangers arrest 7 'terrorists', 20 'Afghan suspects' in Punjab operation
[DAWN] Pakistain Rangers Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

have apprehended seven 'terrorists' and 20 'Afghan suspects' in intelligence-based operations carried out in Attock, DG Khan and Lahore over the past three days, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.

A large quantity of explosives, automatic weapons and ammunition was recovered in the operations, which were carried out alongside police and intelligence agencies, the ISPR said.

The 'terrorists' that have been taken into custody are affiliated with the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain, the ISPR claimed.

According to the ISPR, the explosives and weapons recovered in the raids were likely to be used for terrorist activities in major cities of Punjab.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: TTP


US blacklists Kashmir's Hizbul Mujahideen as 'terrorist' group
[DAWN] The United States added the Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen to its blacklist of terrorist organizations on Wednesday, amidst renewed protests against Indian oppression in the region.

US authorities had already designated the group's leader, Syed Salahuddin
...the aging, morbidly obese chief of Hizbul Mujaheddin and the titular head of the United Jihad Council in idyllic Kashmire. Originally owned body and theoretical soul by Jamaat-e-Islami, he and his organization are currently controlled by Pakistain's ISI. Salahuddin's hobbies include crocheting doilies shaped like the Taj Mahal, combing his enormous beard, and eating....
, a "global terrorist", but he is still able to operate in Kashmire, where his group has strong support.

The State Department designation bans US citizens and residents from dealing with the group and any assets found to belong to the Hizbul Mujahideen in areas under US jurisdiction will be frozen.

"Today's action notifies the US public and the international community that Hizbul Mujahideen is a terrorist organization," the department said.
Ynet adds:
Hizbul Mujahideen is the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups engaged in conflict in the divided Himalayan territory between Pakistan and India.
Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Hizbul Mujaheddin


Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Ayub Lelhari killed in an encounter; one cop injured
[ZEENEWS.INDIA] Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Ayub Lelhari was on Wednesday gunned down by the security forces in an encounter that broke out between Army and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

The encounter took place at Kakpora's Banderpora in the district, ANI reported.

One security personnel is also said to have received injuries in the gunbattle.
Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Iraq
1 dead in IED attack in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while another was wounded as an IED exploded east of Diyala province, a local source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb placed under a vehicle at a popular market in Mendali town, east of Baqubah, exploded in the morning, killing a civilian and injuring another.”

“An ambulance transferred the victim to the forensic medicine department and took the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment, the source added indicating investigations on the accident.

On Tuesday, a family of five members, including children, on board of a vehicle were killed as a bomb exploded on an abandoned road linking between al-Assaf and Omar Manda villages at the outskirts of Qurret Tabbah, northeast of Diyala.
Posted by: badanov || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:


Salahuddin Kombat Kronicle
10 Kurd fighters wounded in fighting against ISIS

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) More than ten Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed and injured as Islamic State militants attacked the troops in Salahuddin province.

“The attack, launched against the 11th brigade, occurred in Zarka region,” peshmerga spokesman Brigadier General Halgurd Hikmat said in Press remarks on Wednesday.

“The troops repulsed the attack, while militants ran away leaving three personnel killed and eleven others wounded,” Hikmat said adding that five IS members were killed.

Speaking to Xendan news website, a Peshmerga source said the attack targeted Tuz Khurmatu town on Tuesday evening and lasted until 2 AM on Wednesday.

13 die in ISIS attack on checkpoint near Tuz Khurmatu

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) More than ten Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed and injured as Islamic State militants attacked the troops in Salahuddin province.

“The attack, launched against the 11th brigade, occurred in Zarka region,” peshmerga spokesman Brigadier General Halgurd Hikmat said in Press remarks on Wednesday.

“The troops repulsed the attack, while militants ran away leaving three personnel killed and eleven others wounded,” Hikmat said adding that five IS members were killed.

Speaking to Xendan news website, a Peshmerga source said the attack targeted Tuz Khurmatu town on Tuesday evening and lasted until 2 AM on Wednesday.

Pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, are still held by the militants which poses threats to the liberated regions. Iraqi troops are urged to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.

ISIS slavemonger dies in airstrike in Mutaibija

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A senior Islamic State leader who procured women captives to militants was killed in an air raid east of Salahuddin, a local source in the province said Wednesday.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that warplanes, which the source did not identify, killed Abul-Hareth al-Iraqi in a strike on al-Boujomaa village in Mutaibija. Another companion was also killed in the raid, said the source.

“al-Iraqi was from Tal Afar, and was in charge of one of the biggest detention facilities for women captured in the summer of 2014 in Sinjar,” said the source. “He was later referred to as “brides emir”, being in charge of procuring female hostages for Islamic State’s leaders.

Since they declared a self-styled “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014, Islamic State militants have notoriously held civilians as human shields and used women as sex slaves. They also shot dead civilians while attempting to flee their havens.
Posted by: badanov || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


Battle of Tal Afar: Snipers deployed, rest of the Iraqi forces getting ready

[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi police announced on Tuesday the deployment of snipers on the outskirts of the district of Tal Afar in preparation for the military operation against ISIS.

The commander of the federal police, Raid Jawdat, said in a statement that the federal police forces of the 5th and 3rd divisions, sniper teams, dozens of armored vehicles and aircraft has been readied the outskirts of Tal Afar.

Jawdat confirmed the completion of all logistical preparations to start the battle of Tal Afar and recover it from the grips of ISIS.

ISIS Bad Guy dies in attack on checkpoint at Nabi Yunus market

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State gunman was killed by Iraqi security forces after attacking a checkpoint in the eastern side of Mosul, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The militant, who attacked the checkpoint at Nabi Yunus market, was carrying a pistol and two grenades, said the ministry.

Since the Iraqi government declared early July the recapture of Mosul, Islamic State’s former capital in Iraq, police forces have been combing both sides 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.

Kurds detain 30 ISIS suspects in Tal Afar

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Kurdish Peshmerga forces arrested 30 Islamic State militants near Tal Afar, Islamic State’s last haven in Nineveh province, a security source said Wednesday.

Mawazin News quoted the source saying that the militants were arrested over the past four days while attempting to flee the enclave towards Peshmerga-held territories.

According to the same source, more than 600 civilians, mostly Turkmen, had fled Tal Afar towards Peshmerga deployments.

Tal Afar is 65 kilometers west of Mosul, and is home to a mixed Turkmen and Arab population. Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul, Islamic State’s former capital, early July after more than eight months of U.S.-backed offensives.

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi and his defense officials have marked Tal Afar as their next target of anti-Islamic State action. Iraqi defense officials said recently that warplanes were carrying out raids on the enclave in preparation for the ground invasion which is yet to be scheduled.

Tal Afar has reportedly seen divisions among Islamic State leaderships, with occasional news telling of power conflicts and dissents among leaders, as well as attempts by some militants to flee the anticipated battle field.

Since Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Mosul in 2016, paramilitary troops managed to isolate the town from the Syrian borders and from the rest of Nineveh.
Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Police arrest 72 Palestinians suspected in Temple Mount riots
[IsraelTimes] Officials say 43 of those detained in past week have been charged with violent offenses during festivities last month in Jerusalem

Police have incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in the past week 72 Paleostinians who were allegedly involved in violent protests against Israel last month, as tensions surrounding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound soared.

Law enforcement officials said 43 of those arrested have been charged so far.

Police said the suspects had engaged in violent acts such as throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails and glass bottles at officers as well as shooting fireworks at them.

Officials said they had since gathered information on the suspects, and in the past week carried out two major arrest operations, in which the 72 suspects were taken in for questioning.

"Anyone involved, directly or indirectly, in violent riots, will be arrested and prosecuted," Jerusalem Police Chief Yoram Halevi said.

Jerusalem saw weeks of high tensions and demonstrations last month. In a July 14 terror attack, three Arab Israelis rubbed out two coppers using weapons smuggled into the Temple Mount.

After Israel installed metal detectors and cameras in response to the attack, Moslem worshipers refused to enter the site until the security measures were removed, while protesters staged near-daily protests in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, some of which turned violent. Five Paleostinians were killed. A Paleostinian terrorist murdered three members of the Salomon family in their home in the Halamish settlement.

The crisis was contained when Israeli authorities removed the newly installed measures amid heavy pressure from Jordan, the custodian of religious affairs at the Temple Mount, and the Paleostinians.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:


IDF detains 2 Palestinians who entered Israel from Gaza
[IsraelTimes] The Israel Defense Forces locked away
Please don't kill me!
two Paleostinians who crossed into Israel from the Gazoo Strip on Wednesday. The army said that the two were taken for questioning after being captured by IDF soldiers, who spotted them crossing the border fence in southern Gazoo. Sources said that the two were not carrying weapons at the time they were caught.

There was no immediate comment from the IDF on why the men crossed into Israel.

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

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

Last week two other Paleostinians were apprehended after crossing the border, and in July three were scooped up in similar circumstances.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:


Israeli forces demolish house of al-Aqsa attack suspect
[Al Jazeera] Israeli soldiers have demolished the family house of a Paleostinian man, who stabbed three Israelis to death last month over Israel's crackdown on entry to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

The destruction of the home on Wednesday took place in the village of Kobar in the occupied West Bank.

The move comes a day after Israel's military prosecutor announced that the state would charge five family members of the 20-year-old alleged attacker, Omar al-Abed, who is currently in jug in Israel.

Israeli soldiers have jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
Abed's father, mother and three brothers, according to villagers.
Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Australia's most notorious ISIS jihadist 'killed in an air strike in Syria that also claimed the lives of his two sons, aged 11 and 12'
[DailyMail]
  • Notorious Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, 36, believed killed in airstrike in Syria

  • Also dead were his sons Abdullah, 12 and Zarqawi, 11, after their car was blown up by a coalition missile last Friday near Raqqa

  • Photos of their bodies were reportedly sent to several Australian extremists

  • One of his brothers also confirmed their deaths to Islamic rebels in Australia

  • Before joining ISIS, Sharrouf served almost four years’ jail for his role in the 2005 Pendennis terror conspiracy to attack in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • He was stripped of his Australian citizenship earlier this year.

Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  But Sharrouf appeared to be still alive when his six-year-old son Humzeh appeared in a series of vile ISIS propaganda in May.

The child was photographed posing with a sign attached to the body of a man strung up on a cross with cable ties.

The sign, which the boy is pointing to, reads: 'The Crime: Collaborating with Christians. The Punishment: Execution.'


Well, at least they weren't Nazis.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/17/2017 6:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Gee, that's too bad.
Posted by: Fleting Ulease4989 || 08/17/2017 8:32 Comments || Top||

#3  sometimes the poisonous tree has to be ripped out, roots and all.
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/17/2017 9:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Cuts down on the reproduction rate.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/17/2017 12:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Yep, extreme Darwinism in action!
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 08/17/2017 15:18 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Kills Saudi, Kuwaiti Terrorists in Deir Ezzor
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, backed by the Syrian Air Force, carried out on Wednesday operations against gatherings and movements of ISIS Death Eaters in Deir Ezzor, killing many of them, including Saudi and Kuwaiti terrorist.

SANA’s correspondent in Deir Ezzor said that the army units clashed with ISIS Death Eaters on the axes of al-Hweiqeh, al-Rishdieh, and the surroundings of the Airport, which resulted in killing and injuring many of the Death Eaters and destroying a large amount of weapons and munitions that was in their possessions.

The news hound added that the Syrian Air Force conducted intensive Arclight airstrikes on sites and supply routes of ISIS Death Eaters in the areas of al-Panorma and al-Mawared, the neighborhoods of al-Rishdieh, al-Hweiqeh, Khasarat, and the villages of al-Hussenieh, al-Bougheilieh, Hatleh, Hweijet Saker, Aiyash, and al-Masrab.

The Arclight airstrikes resulted in destroying several ISIS sites and killing many of them, including Kuwaiti Death Eaters Aweid al-Barak and Aeid al-Dakheil, Saudi terrorist "Abu Aisha al-Jazrawi," and Malaysian terrorist "Abu Mariam."

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#1  Other than Israel, I have a very hard time distinguishing the good guys from the bad guys.

I invariably come down to a pox on all your houses.
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Syrian Army Combat Summary
[AlManar] Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, backed by the Syrian Air Force, carried out on Wednesday operations against gatherings and movements of ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor, killing many of them, including Saudi and Kuwaiti terrorist.

SANA’s correspondent in Deir Ezzor said that the army units clashed with ISIL terrorists on the axes of al-Hweiqeh, al-Rishdieh, and the surroundings of the Airport, which resulted in killing and injuring many of the terrorists and destroying a large amount of weapons and munitions that was in their possessions.

The reporter added that the Syrian Air Force conducted intensive airstrikes on sites and supply routes of ISIL terrorists in the areas of al-Panorma and al-Mawared, the neighborhoods of al-Rishdieh, al-Hweiqeh, Khasarat, and the villages of al-Hussenieh, al-Bougheilieh, Hatleh, Hweijet Saker, Aiyash, and al-Masrab.

The airstrikes resulted in destroying several ISIL sites and killing many of them, including Kuwaiti terrorists Aweid al-Barak and Aeid al-Dakheil, Saudi terrorist “Abu Aisha al-Jazrawi,” and Malaysian terrorist “Abu Mariam.”

In another context, civil sources in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor confirmed that an ISIL group fled the area, adding that the group included an ISIL leader nicknamed “Gliebib the Tunisian” and “Abu Talha the Belgian” who escaped with a sum of SYP 39 million that was in his possession.

Syrian Army, Allies Control Some Positions on Border with Jordan

[AlManar] The Syrian army and allies continued on Wednesday their campaign against ISIL terrorists in Damascus southeastern countryside, controlling a number of positions on the border with Jordan.

The Syrian army and allies few days ago had regained control over the terrorists positions in Sweida province on the border with Jordan.
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Syrian forces shell Khan Shaykhun in Idlib
Idlib (Syria News) The Syrian regime forces shelled, on Wednesday, the area of Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of the province of Idlib.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian regime forces shelled, using 8 missiles, several areas in Khan Shaykhun, in the southern countryside of Idlib, but no casualties were reported.

Meanwhile in Aleppo, the observatory revealed that Turkish forces shelled, yesterday, many areas in the Syrian Democratic Forces-held Menagh and Ayn Dakna, in the northern countryside of Aleppo, without leaving any casualties.

In April 2017, the government forces launched a chemical attack on the area Khan Shaykhun, where reports affirmed sarin, or a similar substance was used. At least 74 people were killed and over 557 others were injured, according to Idlib Health Authority.
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US-led strikes against IS group kill 17 civilians in Syria's Raqqa: Monitor
The death of a human shield is the resposibility of those who hide behind, according to the Geneva Conventions, not those who shoot through.
[AlAhram] US-led coalition air strikes on 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's remaining territory in Syria's Raqqa city killed 17 civilians on Wednesday, including children, a monitor said.

The coalition is providing air support in the form of heavy air strikes for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia as it battles to oust IS group from its onetime stronghold.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based monitor, said the deaths on Wednesday followed two days of deadly strikes.

Since Monday, the monitor said, 38 civilians have been killed in US-led air strikes on the city.

Wednesday's deaths included five children, according to the monitor, which relies on a network of sources on the ground.

The coalition says it takes measures to avoid civilian casualties and investigates credible allegations of civilian deaths.

The United States has admitted that coalition strikes have killed 624 civilians in Syria and Iraq since 2014.

But rights groups and monitors say the figure is exponentially higher than that.
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Lebanese army begins ISIS battle surrounding Ras Baalbek
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Four Lebanese army members and five ISIS members were killed in festivities in the areas surrounding Ras Baalbek along the Lebanese-Syrian border early Wednesday.

Sources reported that the Lebanese army began to advance by road from the surrounding areas, after heavy artillery bombardment, which paved the way for the recapturing and restoring of three hills under the control of ISIS.

The military sources reported that the Lebanese army sent additional reinforcements to the area, after intensified artillery shelling and missiles, with an inspection tour conducted by Army Commander Joseph Aoun military units.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS detains 20 families in Anbar

Qaim (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants arrested 20 families who were fleeing a group haven in western Anbar, a security source was quoted saying late Tuesday.

The families were fleeing Islamic State’s stronghold city of Qaim, on the borders with Syria, but were captured before reaching the city of Rutba, Alghad Press quoted the source saying.

Since they took over a third of Iraq in 2014, Islamic State militants have executed civilians fleeing the group’s holdouts and used them as human shields, according to government agencies, local and international aid groups.

Islamic State militants have held the towns of Anah, Rawa and Qaim since 2014, when they occupied a third of Iraq to proclaim their self-styled “caliphate”. So far, there has not been a wide-scale campaign to retake those regions, but occasional offensives managed to take over several surrounding villages.

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

Also late July, Iraqi warplanes reportedly dropped millions of messages telling locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing, and telling them to stay away from militants’ deployments.

2 ISIS officials die trying to get the hellout of Dodge


Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces killed Islamic State’s new mayor of Tal Afar town and the group’s area police chief on Wednesday while fleeing the enclave, a security source said.

Iraqi state run agency NINA quoted the source saying that army troops shot dead the so-designated mayor, Abu Fatema al-Jaafari, and the police chief, Zahed Khedr, along with six other companions while sneaking outside Tal Afar for an attack on the forces.

The agency also said the group executed 20 members late Tuesday for attempting to flee the town, and had formed special patrols to capture and execute runaway militants.

Tal Afar is 65 kilometers west of Mosul, and is home to a mixed Turkmen and Arab population. Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul, Islamic State’s former capital, early July after more than eight months of U.S.-backed offensives.

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi and his defense officials have marked Tal Afar as their next target of anti-Islamic State action. Iraqi defense officials said recently that warplanes were carrying out raids on the enclave in preparation for the ground invasion which is yet to be scheduled.

Tal Afar has reportedly seen divisions among Islamic State leaderships, with occasional news telling of power conflicts and dissents among leaders, as well as attempts by some militants to flee the anticipated battle field.

Since Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Mosul in 2016, paramilitary troops managed to isolate the town from the Syrian borders and from the rest of Nineveh.
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