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Somali extremist group confirms killing of senior commander
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Afghanistan
Taliban shadow officials detained in Ghazni
Afghan forces have arrested Mirwais, Taliban’s designated district governor for Zankhan district in the central Ghazni province on Monday, local officials confirmed.

The designated district governor of Taliban was arrested in a military operation conducted by the Commando Unit in Zankhan district – in the northeast of Ghazni province, said Mohammad Mustafa Mayar, the acting provincial police chief.

He said two other insurgents were arrested during the operation.
“Clashes occurred between security forces and insurgents in Deh Yak, Zankhan (districts in Ghazni) and in the outskirts of Ghazni city in which 12 Taliban (fighters) including four Pakistani nationals were killed and eight others were wounded,” he told TOLOnews on Monday.

“Four Afghan security forces were also killed in the clashes and five others were wounded.”

He said the clashes happened in the past 24 hours.

Taliban has not yet commented on this report.

Figures by the Ministry of Defense from last month show that the Afghan Security and Defense Forces are currently fighting against militants in at least 15 provinces.

Zankhan district is an insecure district in the northeast of Ghazni which shares border with Logar province.
Posted by: badanov || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Drone strike targets ISIS hideouts in Nangarhar, leaving 4 militants dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The US forces based in Afghanistan pounded the hideouts of the ISIS holy warriors 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, leaving at least four holy warriors dead.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Achin district.

The statement further added that four ISIS holy warriors were killed and several weapons, ammunitions, and explosives belonging to them were destroyed in the Arclight airstrike.

The holy warriors were targeted in an area known as Marghi area, the police commandment added.

Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Clashes in Maidan Wardak province leaves 15 Taliban insurgents dead, wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least fifteen Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
murderous Moslems were killed or maimed during the festivities in the central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the incident took place on Sunday in Syedabad district.

The statement further added that scores of Taliban murderous Moslems launched a coordinated attack on the security posts, sparking festivities after the Afghan forces responded to the Taliban fire.

At least eight Taliban murderous Moslems were killed and six others were maimed during the festivities, the statement said, adding that a Rocket Propelled Grenade launcher, two of its rockets, and several other types of military equipment were confiscated by the security forces.

According to the provincial police commandment, a member of the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces also sustained injuries during the festivities.

Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Heavy clashes underway near Khamab district center in Jawzjan province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Heavy festivities are underway between the anti-government armed holy warriors and the Afghan cops near the district administrative center in Khamab district of Jawzjan province.

Unconfirmed reports indicate the holy warriors have managed to seize control of certain government compounds along with the local Bazaar.

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
the local officials have not confirmed the report so far.

There are also no reports regarding the possible casualties of the security personnel and the anti-government armed holy warriors during the festivities.

In the meantime, a front man for the Afghan army in the North, Nasratullah Jameshedi said the festivities between the security forces and the holy warriors started at around 5 am local time.

He said additional forces have been deployed and Arclight airstrikes are also being conducted on Taliban
...Arabic for students...
positions.

Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces thwart militants plan to carry out an explosion in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops have foiled a plot by the anti-government armed krazed killer groups to carry out an kaboom in Kabul city.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said a large Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted under a culvert was discovered before the faceless myrmidons manage to detonate it.

The officials further added that the explosives were seized from the vicinity of Proja-e-Jadid area in the vicinity of the 11th police district of the city.

It is yet not clear who was the target of the faceless myrmidons but the roadside kabooms are frequently used to target the security and government officials as well as the security forces personnel.
Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Africa Horn
Somali extremist group confirms killing of senior commander
[Ynet] The Somali Islamic Lion of Islam group al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
is confirming that one of its top commanders was killed by a US Arclight airstrike in July.

The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors Lion of Islam groups, says al-Shabaab issued a statement Monday confirming the killing of Ali Muhammad Hussein, also known as Ali Jabal.

A statement from the US Africa Command in early August said the strike on July 30 killed Jabal. It said Jabal was "responsible for leading al-Shabaab forces operating in the Mogadishu and Banadiir regions in planning and executing attacks against the capital of Mogadishu."

The strike reportedly hit an al-Shabaab stronghold in the Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia.

Al-Shabaab often carries out deadly attacks on high-profile targets in Mogadishu and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egypt officials: Militants kill soldier, policeman in Sinai
[Ynet] Egyptian security officials say a soldier and a policeman have been killed in separate attacks by suspected Islamic hard boyz in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula.

The officials say that along with the killed soldier, five others were maimed when their armored vehicle struck a roadside kaboom in the border town of Rafah late on Sunday. The troops came under fire immediately after the bomb went off.

And in Sinai's coastal city of el-Arish, a bully boy sniper killed a policeman on duty at a checkpoint. That attack also happened on Sunday night.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


ISIS trial opens in Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The trial of ISIS forces of Evil accused of involvement in 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...
bombings started on Monday, the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) has announced.

The SDF said the trial was held at the HQ of the Supreme Judicial Council under tight security measures.

No further details were given.

The forces of Evil were tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
after Corinthia Hotel attack. They are also charged with the murder of a number of police and army officers and criminal masterminding attacks on security buildings in the capital.

In January 2015, ISIS gunnies assaulted Tripoli's luxury Corinthia Hotel, detonating a boom-mobile in the car park. At least nine people were killed including five foreigners.

Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
9 UN peacekeepers hurt in Mali by roadside bomb attack
[Ynet] UN officials say nine peacekeepers have been maimed when their convoy was hit by a roadside kaboom in northern Mali.

Oliver Salgado, front man for the UN mission in Mali, said the violence took place Sunday along the road between the northern towns of Aguel'hoc and Tessalit.

Salgado said the maimed peacekeepers had been evacuated for medical treatment.

Such attacks have become increasingly common in northern Mali, where a number of Islamic Lion of Islam groups are active. Earlier this month, an attack on a UN camp in Timbuktu killed seven people.

The UN mission has been working to stabilize Mali, where jihadists seized control of the north in 2012 before a French-led military operation scattered them the following year. UN convoys and the Malian military have been frequent targets.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Home Front: WoT
You don't actually need a car, let alone a bomb
h/t Gates of Vienna
About 8 a.m. on Thursday, Michigan State Police raided the Dearborn Medical Clinic, where a doctor is accused of over prescribing opiates.

Lt. Mike Shaw of the State Police described the clinic, located at Warren and Yinger Avenues, as a "pill mill" and said oxycodone is the drug most prescribed. It was attracting patients from all over at all hours of the day and night, becoming disruptive to the neighborhood.

"People lined up here at the three in the morning," said Shaw. "And you’ve got nothing but people lined up around this neighborhood sitting in chairs. They actually ordered food in, to come to this place. When we actually hit the door there were people out here smoking marijuana right in the doorway, right as our officers hit the place."

Dr.Mohammad Derani allegedly prescribed more than 500,000 opioid pills since January 2017.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2017 13:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Muslim doctor waging jihad one patient at a time.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2017 17:32 Comments || Top||

#2  His lawyer will get him off by claiming profiling.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/22/2017 18:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Police defuse two bombs planted near political leader's house in Chaman
[DAWN] 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...
police on Monday defused two bombs planted outside a political leader’s residence in Chaman, police said, foiling a major attack.

Unknown miscreants had planted two bombs in the fuel tanks of two cycle of violences parked outside Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader Haji Essa's residence in the Guldara Baghicha area of Chaman, police said.

According to police, each of the bombs defused by the bomb disposal squad (BDS) contained 10kgs of kaboom.

Police and FC personnel had arrived in the area after residents informed police about two suspiciously parked cycle of violences near the PkMAP leader’s house.

The security forces cordoned off the area in order to investigate the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under:


Army announces conclusion of Operation Khyber-4 in wide-ranging press conference
[DAWN] Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber-4, which had been launched on July 15. The army's spokesperson also dismissed the idea of there being a sectarian divide in the country, and dispelled the notion that there is any conflict between civilian institutions and the military.

"We have achieved our ground objectives in the Rajgal and Shawal valleys," Maj Gen Ghafoor said in his televised presser.

Two soldiers of the Pakistain Army were martyred and 15 injured during the operation, which was targeted at clearing out terrorist hideouts from target areas.

The army's front man aired a brief documentary on the operation before detailing the progress of Operation Raddul Fasaad across the country.

Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iraqi airstrikes smokes 10 ISIS Bad Guys


Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Ten Islamic State militants were killed in an airstrike in western Anbar, a security source from the province was quoted saying.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “U.S.-led coalition launched an airstrike targeting IS rest house in Rawa city, west of Ramadi city,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“The airstrike destroyed the rest house and left 10 militants, who were inside, killed,” according to the source, who preferred anonymity.

In related news, Iraqi air force dropped hundreds of thousands of messages on western Anbar regions as well as southwest of Kirkuk.

A statement by the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said on Monday that “jets dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets after midnight on Hawija as well as Qaim, Rawa, Annah and Okashat regions. They included news on victories by troops as well as IS defeats and threatened IS militants that they either have to surrender or die.”

On Sunday, Jazeera Operations Command said five militants were killed while trying to infilitrate from Houran region into al-Baghdadi town in western Anbar.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

Anbar’s western towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.

In late July, a military source was quoted saying that Lt.Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, ordered to besiege IS havens in western Anbar preparing to invade them.
Posted by: badanov || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


1 dead in car bomb attack in al-Taji district


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while two soldiers were wounded in two IED blasts in northern Baghdad, security sources said on Monday.

“A bomb, placed under a civilian’s car, exploded at al-Taji district, north of Baghdad, leaving the driver killed,” the police source told Ikhnews. Security services cordoned off the accident spot and transferred the victim to forensic medicine department.

Another blast took place as a bomb blast targeted an army patrol.

“An IED went off targeting an army patrol while passing at al-Falahat village in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad,” security source told Baghdad Today. “Two personnel were wounded,” he added.
Posted by: badanov || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:


Iraqi troops target Tal Afar, the last refuge
Over 1,400 Islamic State militants in Tal Afar: Military

[Iraq News] More than 1400 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....
gunnies with Arab and foreign nationalities are in Tal Afar town, according to the Joint Operations Command.

In remarks on Sunday, Brig.Gen. Yehia Rasool, spokesperson of the Iraqi military, said most of the gunnies in Tal Afar are from Arab countries. Few people of the locals are involved with the group. He also indicated crackdown on the gunnies to prevent them flee toward Syria.

Safe passageways were allowed by troops so civilians can flee the town, he said adding that many people were displaced over the past few days.

Rasool denied fierce resistance by the group, explaining that the battles are taking place in open areas since fighting inside the town will be hard. Military troops destroyed the enemy’s defense lines and killed.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced in a televised speech on Sunday the beginning of offensive to recapture the town, which has been held by the gunnies since 2014, when the hard boy group first emerged to proclaim its self-styled ’caliphate’.

Foreign IS members killed as troops target group’s locations in Tal Afar

[Iraq News] Several 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....
foreign Death Eaters were killed as the pro-government paramilitary troops targeted some of the group locations in Tal Afar town.

A statement by the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said, "the 26th brigade targeted the Death Eaters gathering at al-Hassan Kowi region in Tal Afar."

"The shelling targeted several foreign Death Eaters including abu Youssef al-Roussi and Abu Youness al-Azri, who is a military leader within the group," the statement added. "A telecommunications center was destroyed and a member known as Saud Qablan was killed. Moreover, the soldiers department was destroyed."

Earlier on Monday, Lt.Gen. Shaker Jawdat, chief of Federal Police, said twenty IS Death Eaters were killed as troops advanced through regions in west of Tal Afar and gained control on the holy warrior group’s tunnel network that stretches along 250 kilometers and was used for training. Many villages in the town were recaptured.

IS militants set oil wells on fire to hinder Iraqi jets reach targets in Tal Afar

[Iraq News] 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....
bandidos gunnies set oil wells on fire to hinder military jets reach targets, according to the pro-government paramilitary troops.

In a statement on Monday, the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said IS members set several oil wells in Tal Afar on fire in attempt to prevent Iraqi fighter jets from reaching their targets."

Iraqi forces close in on IS-held town west of Mosul

[DAWN] Iraqi forces have made significant progress as they close in on Tal Afar, a town west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
held by the banned 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....
(IS), the US-led coalition said Monday.

US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, a coalition front man, told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that Iraqi forces have retaken 250 square kilometres from the Lion of Islam group, though they have not yet pushed into the town itself.

"As we get into the urban areas as we saw in Mosul and Raqqa that's where we'll see the pace slow down, that's where IS have placed their defences," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Then there's always those myriad other ISIS-held towns in western Anbar.

The ones we built the nice berms around in the last decade for protection against Al-Qaida folks and are now lovely little defendable zones (perhaps not from indirect fire, though).
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/22/2017 9:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey Mullah, is a B-52 bomb load considered an indirect weapon?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/22/2017 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah, is it like a left handed complaint?
Posted by: Shipman || 08/22/2017 11:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Good luck, Iraqi dudes. I hope taking the town itself doesn't prove to be a Tal too Afar.
/looks around for Pappy
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2017 15:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Yer room, Steve. Nao.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/22/2017 16:31 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF searching for Palestinian in West Bank as gun found in car
[IsraelTimes] The Israel Defense Forces launched a search on Monday for a Paleostinian man who ran from soldiers in the West Bank.

The army said the suspect fled from his vehicle at a traffic stop near the settlement of Shavei Shomron, northwest of Nablus.

Soldiers found a gun in the suspect’s car, the IDF said.

A photo of the M-4 showed the weapon was replete with a scope and forward grip, which are commonly found on army weapons.

Most of the guns captured by IDF troops in the West Bank are homemade "Carlos," whose street value is significantly lower than military issued weapons.
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Jihadist: More Than 170 Islamic State-Inspired Terrorists Arrested In Gaza
[Breitbart] Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, security forces tossed in the calaboose over 170 Islamic State-inspired jihadists last week, senior Gazoo-based jihadist Abou Baker al-Maqdesi told Breitbart Jerusalem.

According to al-Maqdesi, who is aligned with IS ideology, the Salafi jihadists were arrested on Sunday morning in the wake of the kaboom last week on the border between Egypt and Gazoo in which a Hamas security officer was killed while detaining a jihadist who was trying to infiltrate the Sinai Peninsula.

The incident occurred early Thursday morning when a Salafi went kaboom! next to Hamas security personnel after being stopped at a checkpoint along with another jihadist. The two planned to infiltrate Sinai but were caught by surprise by Hamas security personnel. During the ensuing security check, the Salafi triggered his explosives, killing one of the Hamas members.

Hamas immediately embarked on a wide-ranging wave of arrests, al-Maqdesi stated, resulting in the detention of over 170 individuals. He also said that Hamas raided the homes of dozens more. According to al-Maqdesi, Hamas members were among those arrested, suspected of supporting the Islamic State and the organization’s ideology.

A security source in Hamas confirmed the report to Breitbart Jerusalem and said that three boom belts were discovered during the wave of arrests and investigations are being conducted in order to determine if the jihadists were intending to use the weapons against Hamas or Egyptian security forces.

The security source in Hamas said that it was decided in wake of the incident to create a committee to consider how to deal with the Salafis politically, religiously and educationally, beyond the security-minded approach.

Ziad al-Zaza, a member of Hamas’ politburo, told journalists in Gazoo that the movement is continuing the wave of arrests against the Salafis who identify with IS. al-Zaza denied the reports published in various news outlets that during the arrests Hamas discovered headquarters and training camps for the Salafis and claimed that the Salafis have no command center or training grounds in the Gazoo Strip.

According to al-Zaza, Hamas Sherlocks are updating the Egyptians regarding the investigation into the kaboom that killed a Hamas member and that an open hotline began operating between Hamas and the Egyptian leadership in order to follow the investigation, especially in light of the fact that the perpetrator of the attack was on his way to infiltrate Egyptian territory.

Al-Zaza accused Israel and Israeli intelligence organizations of funding the Salafis in order to carry out operations for Israel.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's gun out of his hand......
one of the Salafi organizations has warned Hamas against continuing the wave of arrests and threatened to continue attacks against the Jewish state.

The group, Liwa al-Tawhid, is a Salafi sect that identifies with IS, some of whose members were formerly part of the National Resistance Committee, which took part with Hamas in the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

In a statement from the group, they claimed that Hamas arrested some of their members and they won’t respond kindly. They warned Hamas that they would be forced to respond if the wave of arrests, which they said "crosses all red lines," continues. The organization promised to continue their attempts to harm Israel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Southeast Asia
Nine Killed in Philippines Militant Attack
[AnNahar] Islamist gunnies killed nine people and injured ten others as they attacked a town in the Philippines at dawn Monday, burning houses in which women and kiddies were sleeping, police said.

About 60 members of the notorious Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
kidnap-for-ransom group entered a town in their stronghold on Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
island in the southern Mindanao region and began shooting, local police chief John Cundo told AFP.

"This is an act of terrorism and cowardice. When our forces engaged them in a 45-minute firefight and they felt our numbers and volume of fire they backed away and fled," Cundo said.

"What is unfortunate is that women and kiddies were affected as they were still sleeping when this happened."

The turbans burned four houses and a day care centre in the town of Maluso, Cundo said, adding police and the military were conducting "hot pursuit" operations against the gunnies.

The Abu Sayyaf is a loose network of turbans formed in the 1990s with seed money from the late Osama bin Laden
... who is now neither a strong horse nor a weak horse, but a dead horse...
's al-Qaeda network.

Its members have engaged in banditry and kidnapping, targeting foreigners in exchange for millions of dollars in ransom.

One faction based on Basilan has pledged allegiance to 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.

It is not clear whether that faction was involved in Monday's attack on Maluso, although its members are among turbans who have been occupying since May parts of Marawi, the largely Catholic nation's most important Islamic city.

The turbans have withstood a US-backed military offensive in Marawi that has claimed more than 700 lives and displaced nearly 400,000 people.

President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed martial law across the southern third of the Philippines, including Basilan, to quell the Lion of Islam threat.

Following Monday's attack, residents evacuated their homes in fear and authorities sent more troops to secure the area, according to Cundo.

The Abu Sayyaf had launched similar attacks on the town in previous years, Cundo added.

The incident came a day after the military rescued a Vietnamese hostage of the Abu Sayyaf also on Basilan island after nine months in captivity.
Ynet adds:
Military officials say about 20 Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
gunnies opened fire on villagers and burned five houses and a village hall in the attack early Monday in Tubigan village in Maluso town on Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
island. The attackers fled and were being pursued by troops.

Military commander Col. Juvymax Uy said the gunnies may have staged the attack to retaliate against communities they think were not supportive of them following a series of battle setbacks.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US-led strikes killed 27 civilians human shields Sunday in Syria's Raqqa: Monitor
[AlAhram] US-led coalition strikes on Sunday killed 27 civilians in part of Syria's Raqqa city held by 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, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

The Britannia-based monitor said on Monday that seven children were among the dead in the strikes on a densely-populated part of central Raqqa city.
They probably killed some Lions of Islam, too, but it seems that's not worth mentioning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  but.....no wymyn or minorities???
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/22/2017 9:12 Comments || Top||


Hezbollah using combat drones against Daesh terrorists in Syria
[Iran Press TV] The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says it has used weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles to strike the positions of the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
murderous Moslems in the strategic and mountainous region of Qalamoun close to the border with Leb.

Hezbollah’s media bureau announced in a statement on Monday that it had deployed the drones to hit ISIS positions, bunkers and fortifications in the area, located about 330 kilometers (205 miles) north of the Syrian capital Damascus.

Video footage released by the media unit, seemingly taken from a drone, showed two types of missiles, one of them with a tail fin, cruising towards the ground and subsequent kabooms as they struck the designated targets.

Earlier on Monday, Hezbollah’s media bureau reported that the Lebanese resistance fighters and Syrian government forces had wrested complete control over Shoubat al-Dowab and Shoubat Beit Shuker heights in the western outskirts of Qalamoun.

It added that Hezbollah fighters and Syrian army soldiers were in control of the strategic Qornat Shoubat Aakko district near al-Jarajir village in Syria’s southwestern province of Rif Dimashq.
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Russia says 200 ISIL fighters killed in Syria air raid
[Al Jazeera] Russian fighter jets killed more than 200 ISIS fighters in a recent air strike in Syria, the defence ministry said on Monday, as part of an intensified air campaign to help Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Supressor of the Damascenes...
's forces drive the group from its major stronghold of Deir Az Zor.

The planes destroyed an armed convoy of at least 20 ISIS vehicles that were heading to Deir Az Zor, the ministry said in comments carried by state news agency TASS. It did not specify the date of the attack.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group monitoring the Syrian conflict via a network of contacts on the ground, confirmed that at least 70 fighters 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIS) group were killed in a Russian air strike on a convoy in countryside west of Deir Az Zor on Friday.
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