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'Terror attack’ in Brussels: Machete-waving ‘terrorist’ is shot dead as he attacks soldiers shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ near street where ISIS called for vehicle attacks
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Afghanistan
20 killed in attack on Shia mosque in Kabul
[DAWN] At least 20 people were killed in an hours-long suicide bomb and gun attack on a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday, an official said.

"We have 20 killed and more than 50 maimed," Mohammad Ismail Kawoosi, a health ministry official, told AFP.

A police officer, a special forces member, a holy man and a security guard are among the casualties, an interior ministry official said.

The Death Eater 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) group grabbed credit for the attack through the group's affiliated news agency Amaq.

Officials said gunnies stormed the mosque while worshippers were at Friday prayers, setting off an kaboom and pushing into the shrine.

After the jacket wallah let 'er rip inside the mosque and the attack was underway, police were promptly deployed at the site in a northern Kabul neighbourhood and encircled the mosque, but were not advancing inside to prevent further casualties, police official Mohammed Jamil said.

More kabooms and gunfire echoed from the site of the attack.

Mir Hussain Nasiri, a member of Afghanistan's Shia holy manal council, confirmed that the holy man who was performing the prayers was killed, but did not give his name.

Nasiri said the gunnies had taken over a portion of the mosque with separate prayer areas for men and women.
Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
U.S. forces involved in raid in Somalia; 3 children among dead
[THESTAR.MY] Somali forces supported by U.S. troops shot dead 10 Somalis, including three children, in a village near the capital Mogadishu on Friday, a witness and local officials told Reuters.

"The Somalia National Army was conducting an operation in the area with U.S. forces in a supporting role," said a spokeswoman for U.S. Africa Command, without giving further details.
Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill 11, kidnap 8 in Cameroon village
[Iran Press TV] At least 11 people have been killed and eight more kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
bully boyz in an overnight attack on a village in northern Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
near the Nigerian border.

The assailants burned down more than 30 houses in Gakara village, just outside the town of Kolofata, which has been a frequent target of self-detonated bombings by the Nigeria-based terrorist group.

"The attack happened around midnight. The Boko Haram assailants arrived. They set 32 houses on fire... killed, pillaged, and traumatized the population," said a district official on Friday as quoted in a Rooters report, adding that he wished to remain anonymous since he was not authorized to speak.

He added that many people in the targeted village had fled the area for a camp near Kolofata, which houses thousands of people displaced by the Boko Haram campaign.

An army colonel put the corpse count at 11, but the district official said 15 people had been killed, according to the report, which further cited the mayor of Kolofata as confirming the attack but noting that he had no knowledge about the casualty figure.

A child bomber recently killed four members of a local self-defense group in the border village of Amchide in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram.
Al Ahram adds:
"Boko Haram shot 15 people dead... and kidnapped eight people three of whom were returned on Friday," added the source, who wished to remain anonymous.
Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Britain
Buckingham Palace on lockdown after ‘man armed with sword’ attacks two police officers
[THESUN.CO.UK] A MAN said to be "armed with a sword" attacked two coppers outside Buckingham Palace this evening.
Bets as to whether there's a turban involved?
You win -- see update below.
The two officers suffered minor injuries in the incident, but the Metropolitan Police said nobody else had been injured.

Reports on social media claimed he was armed with a sword or machete when he attacked the cops in front of terrified tourists.

Pictures on social media show police cars and a police cordon surrounding the area at the top of The Mall in central London.

The images show at least half a dozen police cars with blue flashing lights.

One twitter user said that "police with guns began encircling the Palace" and directing cars away from the palace.

Scotland Yard said: "A man has been tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police.

"The man was stopped at approximately 8.35pm hours by officers at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace in possession of knife.

"During the course of detaining him, two male coppers suffered minor injuries to their arm.

"The London Ambulance Service were called and they were treated at the scene. They have not been taken to hospital.

"No others persons have been reported injured."

Officers remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing.

The Queen was not in Buckingham Palace at the time of the incident as she is staying at her Scottish residence Balmoral.
Update from the Telegraph at 10:50 a.m. EDT:
A suspect deliberately drove a car at police outside Buckingham Palace and then "reached for a 4ft sword", the Metropolitan Police have said.

Three officers were maimed after tackling a man who drove a blue Toyota Prius at a marked police vehicle on Friday night.

Commander Dean Haydon, of the Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism branch, said: "Uniformed officers then confronted the driver of the vehicle and during that confrontation the driver reached for a four-foot sword that was in the passenger footwell.

"CS gas was used as part of the arrest and during the struggle the individual repeatedly shouted the words Allahu Akbar."

A 26-year-old man from the Luton area is in jug at a central London cop shoppe.

Early on Saturday morning the Metropolitan Police said the suspect had been further jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
under the Terrorism Act.
Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [391 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  What if he had screeched Montpilier?
Posted by: Shipman || 08/26/2017 16:31 Comments || Top||

#2  It would seem the Brusseloids have a more effective counter for the same attack. Wouldn't have thought the Londonians would be taunting though.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/26/2017 19:45 Comments || Top||


Europe
'Terror attack’ in Brussels: Machete-waving ‘terrorist’ is shot dead as he attacks soldiers shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ near street where ISIS called for vehicle attacks
More on this story from yesterday.
[DailyMail]
  • The 30-year-old Somalian is thought to have died after injuring the troops

  • Witnesses reported hearing 'two bangs' during the terrifying incident in Brussels

  • Two soldiers were injured on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain in the city centre

  • Just days ago jihadis called for attacks on nearby Rue Neuve, the second most popular shopping street in the city

  • The area has been flooded with police and cordons are in place

  • On the same street a man wearing a fake suicide belt triggered a bomb alert last year
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [670 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  If only there was a way to discern the motive behind these attacks...
Posted by: SteveS || 08/26/2017 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Clearly a Brexit response
Posted by: Frank G || 08/26/2017 8:06 Comments || Top||

#3  See, i told you that confederate statues motive hate.
Posted by: jack salami || 08/26/2017 10:21 Comments || Top||

#4  For what it's worth, Deutsche Welle describes the misceant as a

30-year-old Belgian of Somali origin
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/26/2017 12:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Yet another Somali?
Posted by: Pappy || 08/26/2017 14:28 Comments || Top||

#6  #NotAllMacheteWavingAkbarShoutingSomalis
Posted by: SteveS || 08/26/2017 16:15 Comments || Top||

#7  But Germans have been known to use "Deutsche(r)" (German) or "Staatsangehoerige(r)" ([German] citizen). They make the distinction.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/26/2017 16:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Clearly the Brusseloids had been taunting him about the size of his knife.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/26/2017 19:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Size of his what?
Posted by: KBK || 08/26/2017 21:33 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
India Court Sends Suspected Al-Qaeda Terrorist To Jail
[EASTERNEYE.EU] Twenty-nine-year-old Ali, a native of Jharkhand and a relative of a 2007 Glasgow airport attack suspect, was deported from Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
in connection with the case.

He is also accused of conspiring with other al-Qaeda members of organizing and making provocative speeches to recruit Indian youths and establishing a base for the terror outfit.

Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma passed the order yesterday after he was produced before the court by the police following his custodial interrogation.

Zeeshan Ali, an alleged al-Qaeda terrorist deported from Saudi Arabia earlier this month, has been remanded in judicial custody till September 21 in a case of terror funding.

After his deportation on the ground of visa violation, Ali was tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
by the Delhi Police on August 9 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport as there was a look out circular against him.

He was declared a proclaimed offender by a Delhi court on July 12, along with eleven others.

Their names were disclosed by five accused, arrested by the police earlier, as active cadres of the banned outfit operating in India from Pakistain and other countries and known as al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

The five, arrested between December 2015 and January 2016 from different parts of the country, were charged by the agency under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent


Iraq
Iraq military discovers mass graves of 500 Daesh victims near Mosul
[Iran Press TV] Iraqi military Sherlocks say they have discovered mass graves of 500 people in the vicinity of a ISIS prison near the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
In a Friday statement, the Media Cell Security Investigation team said one grave near the Badoush Prison contained the bodies of 470 inmates killed by 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...
s, while a second grave contained the bodies of 30 other victims.

According to a security official who spoke on condition of anonymity, the majority of the victims were presumably Shias or from other minority groups in the city.

In March, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that the ISIS terrorist group had executed possibly hundreds of detainees in Mosul and buried them in a mass grave that could be the largest one discovered in the country so far.

Witnesses told the New York-based rights organization that the victims, including several members of Iraqi security forces, were executed between June 2014 and May or June 2015, with their bodies dumped in a sinkhole at a site in western Mosul.
Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces say they have broken through Islamic State lines in Tal Afar
[REUTERS] Iraqi government forces broke through 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....
’s lines inside Tal Afar on Friday, reaching the old city center and the neighborhood around the Ottoman-era citadel, according to a military statement.

On the sixth day of the offensive, elite Iraqi units seized the northern neighborhoods of Nida’, Taliaa, Uruba, Nasr, and Saad, according to a statement from the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC).

The Iraqi forces have seized about three quarters of the city since the offensive started in the early hours of Aug. 20, according to the latest JOC map, published on Friday evening. The bandidos bandidos krazed killers remain in control of the northeast quarter.

Tal Afar lies on the supply route between Syria and the former Islamic State stronghold of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, 80 km (50 miles) to the east. It has produced some of the bad boy group’s most senior commanders.

Tal Afar, which had a pre-war population of about 200,000, is the latest objective in the U.S.-backed war on Islamic State, following the recapture of Mosul after a nine-month campaign that left much of the city, the biggest in northern Iraq, in ruins.
Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  that was fast!

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/26/2017 12:00 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian man arrested after M16 rifle found in his home
[IsraelTimes] Israeli security forces found an M16 rifle in a home in the central West Bank village of Wadi Siman early Friday.

The firearm’s owner was tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
, the IDF said.

In a separate overnight raid in the West Bank, security forces detained a Paleostinian man suspected of taking part in violent protests, according to a statement from the army.

He was arrested in the village of Bayt Fajr, near Bethlehem.

East Jerusalem residents fire fireworks and throw stones at police

[Ynet] Residents of At-Tur neighborhood in East Jerusalem fired fireworks at police and Border Police forces near Makassed Hospital.

The forces nabbed
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
one of the law-breakers. In response, residents gathered in the area and threw chairs and rocks at the forces.

The police dispersed the crowd using riot control.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under:


Southeast Asia
Indonesians uncover syndicate spreading hate speech online
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Indonesian authorities have uncovered a group spreading hate speech and fake news online, one of many that they fear could undermine national unity.

Indonesia has an ethnically diverse population of 250 million people, most of them Moslem but with significant minorities from other religions, and unity across the archipelago has been a priority of governments for generations.

Three people were tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
this week on suspicion of being part of a syndicate being paid to spread incendiary material online through social media, police said.

"If this is allowed to continue, it isn’t just about violating the law but also has the potential to damage the unity of this country," said presidential front man Johan Budi.

Investigations
Budi said it was up to Sherlocks to determine the motive of those behind the campaign, adding police should investigate the issue "right down to its roots".

National police front man Awi Setiyono said the material involved religious and ethnic issues and posts defamatory to government officials.

He declined to comment on the motive, saying Sherlocks were still building their case and had yet to identify who was behind the syndicate, which calls itself Saracen, that has been spreading the material.

The police cyber crime unit said dozens of Facebook and other social media accounts were being sued to spread the material to an estimated 800,000 social media accounts.

Setiyono said Sherlocks had uncovered money transfers of up to $5,000 to pay those spreading the material.

Religious and ethnic tensions flared in the capital, Jakarta, this year when city elections pitted an ethnic Chinese Christian governor, who was accused on insulting Islam, against a Moslem candidate.

Authorities have scrambled to remove hate speech from social media and online forums in an attempt to defuse tension but a growing amount of content encouraging religious intolerance or radicalism is being shared.

Search giant Google said this month it was working with authorities to tackle content deemed to be offensive.

Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Abu Sayyaf bandits behead abducted ex-soldier in Basilan
[NEWS.MB.PH] 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...
bandidos beheaded a retired army soldier who was recently kidnapped in 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...
and his severed body and head were found later this week in Upper Mahayahay, Maluso, Basilan province.

Joint Task Force Basilan commander Col. Juvymax Uy said the severed body and head of retired master sergeant Julio Pasawa were found last Tuesday at around 8 a.m. in his burnt house in Upper Mahayahay, Maluso town.

Pasawa, 63, a Moslem convert who hails from Pangasinan but chose to live in Maluso, Basilan, was seized before the Lions of Islam attacked barangay (village) Tubigan, also in Maluso on Tuesday killing at least nine people and wounding 11 others.

Armed Forces of the Philippines, Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) front man Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay said an undetermined number of fully armed bandidos swooped down on the village and fired their guns and burned some houses including a multipurpose hall.

Soldiers of the Joint Task Force Basilan are currently on pursuit operation against ASG members who attacked Barangay Tubigan, Maluso, Basilan Province before dawnbreak Friday.

Around 20 armed Abu Sayyaf bandidos attacked the village of Tubigan in Malusu town, Basilan about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Barangay peace-keeping action teams and civilian volunteers who were initially surprised by the attack, scampered to get their guns and fight the attackers.
Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

#1  Pasawa, 63, a Moslem convert

"Any regrets?"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/26/2017 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Didn't seem to help him any.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/26/2017 10:41 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russian forces destroy 2 chemical arms bases in Syria
[Iran Press TV] The head of the Russian military's branch for protection from chemical weapons says his forces have managed to dismantle two chemical weapons facilities in the formerly holy warrior-held areas in war-torn Syria.

Major General Igor Kirillov said on Friday that Moscow will provide the data to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), without elaborating on the exact location of the facilities that were destroyed this month.

The two bases were the last out of the 27 chemical weapons sites in Syria, Russian media reported.

The Syrian government turned over its entire chemical stockpile under a deal negotiated by Russia and the US back in 2013.

The OPCW oversaw the operations to remove the chemical arsenal from Syria and destroy it.

Friday’s development raises doubts about the West claims that the Syrian army is in possession of chemical weapons.
That would be Russian supervised 'possession' as approved by Saddam.
Posted by: Fred || 08/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [371 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  'Dismantle' seems to be a recurring theme in that region...
Posted by: Pappy || 08/26/2017 8:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Huh? What? Russians doing goodish things?
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/26/2017 20:36 Comments || Top||



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