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Afghanistan
Dozens killed, injured as car bomb explodes in Afghani capital
As many as 13 people, including both Afghan army soldiers and civilians, were killed and 18 wounded by a car bomb in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday, officials said.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/27/2017 14:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Horn
2 LNA soldiers die in fighting near Kufra
Tunis, 26 August 2017:

Two members a Libyan National Army unit were reported killed this morning in clashes with gunmen south of Kufra near the border with Chad. According to the Sibal Al-Salam battalion, the clashes were with a Chadian opposition group. It added that it had managed to kill seven members of the group and destroy three of its vehicles.

The battalion is from Kufra and is said to consist mainly of members of the Zwai tribe who are Salafists.

A number of Chadian opposition groups are known to be operating on the Libyan side of the border. Last weekend one of them launched an attack on Chadian forces on the other side, killing a number and triggering Chad’s decision to break diplomatic relations with Qatar. It accused it of using Libya as a base to destablise the country.

However, according to a source in Kufra, the Chadians were not opponents of the country’s president Idriss Déby but mercenaries some of whom had in fact previously been fighting alongside the LNA. According to the source, identity cards provided by the LNA were found on the bodies of two of the dead.

This has not been confirmed.
Posted by: badanov || 08/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa North
Egyptian army kills 6 militants, wounds 4 in North Sinai: Spox
[AlAhram] Egypt's armed forces killed six "extremely dangerous" snuffies and injured four in a raid in North Sinai on Friday, the army front man said.

A statement on the front man's Facebook page said the army had also managed to destroy three stores, which contained 350 explosives.

"The armed forces also destroyed 12 hideouts, 13 cycle of violences and seven cars on the border strip of North Sinai," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  How's that Rafah gate opening going?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2017 9:14 Comments || Top||

#2  The wager-pool is still open...
Posted by: Pappy || 08/27/2017 20:19 Comments || Top||

#3  It opened on time, Frank G. No news yet, but unless there's a suicide attack in the crossing, there should be a delay of some duration before things get interesting.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2017 20:22 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages
[Ynet] Residents in Nigeria's northern Borno state say attacks by 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...
hard boyz on several villages in the past week have killed at least 27 people.

Modu Jialta, a member of a self-defense group with the Nganzai local council, says the Islamic hard boyz entered villages on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people by slitting their throats and shooting them. He says the bodies were buried on Friday.

Mai Abatcha Monguno, commander of the Guzamala local council's self-defense forces, says 12 other people were killed in attacks on villages there.

Local defense forces are asking for more government support to fight Boko Haram's insurgency, which has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced millions in the past eight years. Deadly attacks also have been carried out in neighboring countries.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Clashes erupt between Houthis and Saleh loyalists in Sanaa
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Sources told Al Arabiya that festivities took place in Sanaa between the 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 and the ousted Saleh forces, and confirmed that seven people were killed and several were maimed.

During the past week, the scene of conflict between the two parties of the coup reoccurred, and the military conflict developed between them. Houthi militias challenged the gathering of its main coup partner - the ousted President President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
- in the Seventy Square in the center of the capital Sana’a by showing off its military force on Thursday evening, in the same square where the Popular Congress Party activities took place few hours after the ousted crowds left.

The Yemeni news agency under the control of the Houthis in Sanaa admitted the killing of two people from the so-called "People’s Committees" in the area of Hadda. This was attributed to an attack on a security checkpoint in the Mosbahi tour in Sanaa.

A security source said forces of the capital’s secretariat and central security intervened and exchange of fire was halted and the situation calmed down.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
confirmed statistics indicate the killing of five Houthi holy warriors and the falling of a number of maimed in an initial outcome.

Al Arabiya reported that Colonel Khaled Ahmad Zeid al-Razi, the director of the office of the deposed president’s son Ahmed, was killed during the festivities.

In a separate context, the Yemeni army announced yesterday, the death of two leaders of the Houthi militias among amid festivities in "Al-Jawf" governorate in the north.

The army said that the Houthi leader, Musleh Sarhan, and the Houthi cultural supervisor in the Marashy Directorate, Mohammed Dehan, were killed in battles in Ham area west of the Jawf.

He also reported that there are number of militias’ dead bodies in the field of the festivities, after their groups beat feet from the sites.

Earlier, a Yemeni military front man announced the death of seven Houthis during battles in the Ham mountain area in the Mtoon directorate.

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Popcorn.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/27/2017 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  "Lets you and him fight"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2017 9:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Donna Summer and Mark Whalberg, two of Dorchester, MA's finest exports.
Posted by: Raj || 08/27/2017 12:45 Comments || Top||


Children among 14 dead in new air strike on Yemen capital
[DAWN] Children were among at least 14 people killed in an air strike that toppled residential blocks in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Friday, witnesses and medics said.

The attack was the latest in a wave of deadly raids on residential areas of 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...
blamed on a Saudi-led Arab military coalition, drawing strong international condemnation.

The United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
has accused the Arab coalition of killing 42 civilians in the week to Thursday, including many children.

Amnesia Amnesty International’s Middle East research director, Lynn Maalouf, said the coalition "rained down bombs on civilians while they slept".

She called in a statement for the UN to take action against 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...
over the list of civilian facilities struck in deadly air raids over the past two years.

"We are calling on the UN to look at the evidence -- the schools and hospitals that lie in ruins, the hundreds of young lives lost to reckless air strikes," Maalouf said.

The International Committee of the Red Thingy condemned the latest deadly raid as "outrageous".

"Eight of the victims were members of the same family, including five children between three and 10 years old," said the deputy head of the ICRC’s delegation in Yemen, Carlos Morazzani, after visiting the site.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Britain
Britain migrant colonist briefs


From Breitbart - immigration:
Crime Victims with Poor English Will Be Given Priority by London Police
25 August
Healthy, middle-aged men who speak fluent English will be less of a priority for London police when they are the victims of violent crime, one of Scotland Yard’s most senior officers has suggested.

Build ‘Migrant Towns’ in Scottish Highlands to ‘Revive’ Economy, Says Church Minister
25 August
An eminent Church of Scotland minister has added his voice to the Kirk’s campaign to open Scotland’s borders to “refugees” with a proposal to build two new migrant towns in the Highlands.

Illegal Immigrant Avoided Deportation Six Times Before Murdering Care Worker
25 August
An Egyptian who posed as a Syrian asylum seeker and arrived in Britain in the back of a lorry was found to have avoided deportation six times before murdering a “kind and peace-loving” care worker.

Somali Migrants Spared Prison by Judge ‘for Being Decent, Law-Abiding Citizens’
25 August
An illegal Somali migrant and her husband were spared prison because the judge had to consider their human rights and said they were “decent and law-abiding people”.

Rejected Asylum Seekers Have 73 Per Cent Chance of Remaining in the EU
24 August
Officials figures show that fewer than a third of failed asylum seekers to Europe are actually removed, which exacerbates the migrant crisis by encouraging bogus refugees.

UK: One in Three Babies Born in 2016 Had at Least One Parent Born Abroad
24 August
The number of babies with at least one parent born outside the United Kingdom has risen to over a third, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Non-British Population of UK Surges 8 Per Cent in a Year, One in Seven Now Born Abroad
24 August
Despite a post-Brexit vote fall in net-immigration, the foreign born and non-British population of the UK has continued to surge.

6,000 Child Abuse Allegations in Muslim Grooming Gang ‘Hotspot’ Sandwell in Five Years
23 August
From 2012 to 2016, a total of 6,226 child abuse allegations were referred to social services in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell – an average of three a day.

Islamic State Used British Companies to Finance Terrorist Attacks Against West
21 August
Islamic State used British companies operating out of an office in Cardiff, Wales, to ship equipment to Spain and finance terror plots against the West, according to United States intelligence files.

From the Daily Mail - immigration:
Lorry driver is arrested as 13 shirtless Romanian men and boys are found with heat exhaustion in the back of his insulated truck
25/08/17
Emergency services were called to the petrol station at Mangrove Service Station on the A45 in Rugby, Warwickshire, yesterday and discovered the men inside the lorry which was from Romania.

'This man paid for it with his life': Judge slams authorities for letting fake Syrian asylum seeker slip through the net SIX TIMES before he murdered a ‘peace-loving’ carer in Hyde Park as he's jailed for 26 years
24/08/17
Homeless Hani Khalaf, 22, survived by stealing food and clothes after arriving in the back of a lorry posing as a Syrian asylum seeker and murdered Jairo Medina in London for his phone.

Border police stopped more than 150 attempts by migrants to break into Kent from France every DAY last year
24/08/17
Officials blocked 56,000 attempts to illegally travel to Kent from ports on the French side of the Channel. It includes the ports of Calais and Dunkirk, as well as the Channel Tunnel.

Judge who once called a defendant a 'c***' shows leniency to illegal immigrant who cheated her way into Britain using someone else's passport because her baby is still breast feeding
23/08/17
Judge Patricia Lynch QC swore at a racist thug, saying he was a 'bit of a c***'. Now, sitting at Chelmsford Crown Court, she has refused to jail a woman who illegally entered the UK.

Boris Johnson announces £9million of aid for Libya as he pledges Britain's support to stop the war-torn country becoming a 'fertile ground for terrorists'
23/08/17
The Foreign Secretary announced extra cash to fund the removal of improvised explosives and landmines and pay for food and medicine for Libyans.
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Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs


Facebook is slammed by UN agency for allowing video of refugees allegedly being abused and held to ransom to remain on social network for months
25/08/17
[DailyMail] The International Organization for Migration (IOM) say some 260 refugees are being held and abused in Libya, with the footage posted on Facebook to extort money from their relatives.

Spanish police bust Nigerian sex slave ring operating in Benidorm
25 August
[The!ocal.es] Spanish and Finnish police, with the help of European law agencies, have arrested 24 members of a suspected prostitution ring preying on young Nigerian women, Europol said Thursday. Spanish police arrested the gang members in several Spanish cities, but its leader was taken into custody in Helsinki. The victims were recruited in Nigeria and trafficked to Spain via Libya and Italy.

The women were smuggled to Spain where they were told to seek international protection and asylum "so that they could work for the criminal organisation without problems in the event of being identified by the police," Europol said.

Austria strengthens border checks with Italy despite lower migrant arrivals
25 August
[TheLocal.at] Austria has diverted three of four lanes on the A13 motorway (Die Brennerautobahn) – 25 kilometres away from the Italian border – and has placed soldiers at a frontier railway station. Hundreds of cars and trucks coming from Italy have been stopped and searched on the A13 motorway, according to a report in Italian daily Repubblica. At least 15 soldiers are also on duty at Matrei am Brenner train station, checking passenger and cargo trains arriving from Italy, claims the daily.

It added that two women and six men, from West African nations Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, were found alive hiding in the empty fuel tank of a train, normally reserved for liquified gas.

Austria recently announced it would send army back-up to help police its borders. The measures are in response to efforts by illegal migrants to enter Austria from Italy. Between 700 and 1,000 illegal immigrants are stopped in Tyrol every month, states a report in German newspaper zeit.de. Official Austrian government statistics show that the number of asylum applications more than halved from 88,000 in 2015 to 42,000 in 2016.

Hungary suspends diplomatic ties with the Netherlands over accepting colonists
25 August
[DW] Hungary has recalled its ambassador in The Hague. The move comes in response to remarks made by the Dutch envoy, in which he compared Budapest's efforts to "create enemies" to those of the "Islamic State" jihadist group. In an interview published Thursday in the Hungarian opposition magazine 168 Ora, Scheltema lambasted Hungary's unwillingness to take part in the EU's plan to relocate asylum seekers, expressed concerns over corruption and press freedom in the country, and decried the Orban government's campaign against billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros. However, what most enraged Budapest was when he drew parallels between the Hungarian government and the so-called "Islamic State" jihadist group.

Swiss woman charged with being 'jihadi tourist'
25 August
[TheLocal.ch] An alleged ‘jihadi tourist’ who tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State is charged with supporting terror groups and will be tried in Switzerland’s federal criminal court, the public prosecutor has said. In a statement, the Swiss attorney general’s office said it had filed an indictment against the 30-year-old Zurich woman, a Swiss national, for offences under the federal law that bans terror groups including Isis.

In December 2015, the woman, with her four-year-old child, attempted to travel to Syria via Greece and Turkey in order to join Isis, the authorities allege. The woman was prevented from continuing her journey by the Greek authorities and then arrested at Zurich airport on her return to Switzerland in January 2016.

EU Admits Failure to Deport Fake Asylum Seekers ‘Pull Factor’ for Illegal Migrants
24 August
[Breitbart] The European Union’s (EU) failure to deport the vast majority of illegal migrants arriving by boat is a “pull factor”, encouraging the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean, a Brussels official has conceded.

How did terror cell behind Spain attacks avoid detention?
24 August
[TheLocal.es] The jihadist cell behind last week's twin attacks in Spain was built around a "guru", like a cult, went completely offline to avoid detection by anti-terrorist police, and recruited siblings, experts said. Among the dozen suspects are four sets of brothers.

Yves Trotignon, a former member of La Belle France's anti-terrorist authorities, noted that the set-up featuring relatives was also seen among the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York or the March 11, 2004 train bombing in Madrid.

Norwegian asylum centres capacity to be reduced by further 1,600
24 August
[TheLocal.no] Norway’s Directorate of Immigration (Utlendingsdirektorat, UDI) has said that it will close 17 asylum centres across the country. The closures encompass 1,610 places at asylum centres, of which 320 are earmarked for unaccompanied minors arriving in the country, according to the report.

“The basis for this is that UDI has far too much available capacity. This is a result of 31,000 asylum seekers coming [to Norway] in 2015, compared to just 3,460 last year. That is a reduction of over 27,000 asylum seekers,” UDI’s regional director Stig Arne Thune told NRK. “If arrivals in Norway remain low, I wouldn’t rule out further reductions."

Vandals deface a Spanish mosque with racist graffiti as right-wing radicals let off flares amid a spate of anti-Islamic assaults following Barcelona terror attack
20 August
[DailyMail] The targeting of the Seville mosque happened just hours before right-wing radicals with flares attacked a mosque in the Andalucian city of Granada (pictured) two hours drive east.

From Breitbart - jihad:
Belgium: Authorities Mired in 23 Anti-Terror Probes a Month
26 August
Prosecutors in Belgium have opened nearly 200 investigations against people suspected of terrorism-related offences since the beginning of this year, local media has reported.

Hungary: After Barcelona, EU Leaders That Can’t Guarantee Security Have ‘No Place’ in Politics
24 August
Conservative Hungary has declared that EU politicians not up to the task of securing the continent’s safety “have no place among the leaders of Europe” following recent terror attacks.

Barcelona Attack Mastermind Was Supposed to Be Deported – But Judges Blocked It
23 August
Reports suggest Abdelbaki Es Satty, the imam thought to have acted as the Barcelona terror attack’s mastermind, should have been deported from Spain in 2014 after completing a prison sentence — but judges accepted this would breach his human rights.

From Breitbart - immigration:
Italy: Polish Man Beaten Unconscious and Wife Gang Raped on Rimini Beach, African Migrants Suspected
26 August
A young couple from Poland were subjected to a “brutal and beastly attack” by four men suspected to be African migrants on a beach in Rimini, Italy. The 26-year-olds were taking an evening stroll on their last night in the popular

Cubans in Serbia ‘Had No Choice’ But Migrate to Europe After U.S. Border Closed
26 August
Cuban migrants waiting in Serbia to enter EU territory have claimed they “had no choice” but to make the trip after then-U.S. President Barack Obama revoked Cubans’ special migration status at the beginning of this year.

Swedish Municipality Buys Children Burkinis For Swimming Lessons
26 August
The Swedish municipality of Hässleholm has purchased several “burkinis” for young Muslim girls saying that it allows them to participate in school swimming lessons.

Days After Turku Killings, Finns Admit They Have Lost Track of 5,300 Asylum Seekers
25 August
Finland has lost track of thousands of asylum seekers like the one who killed two and injured eight in the city of Turku on August 18th.

EXPOSED: Facebook Hosts People Smuggling Ads and Illegal Migration Groups
25 August
Facebook is hosting people smuggling advertisements, with gangs offering to take migrants to Europe and America, make them fake passports, and traffic them across the European Union (EU).

Britain Under Siege: 56,000 Illegal Migrant Interceptions at the Border in 2016
25 August
Illegal migrants made more than 56,000 attempts to breach Britain’s borders from French ports and terminals in 2016

German Supermarket Empties Shelves of Foreign Products to ‘Fight Racism’
25 August
The Edeka supermarket in Hamburg has removed all foreign products from its shelves in a stunt which it claims highlights racism and diversity.

Rejected Asylum Seekers Have 73 Per Cent Chance of Remaining in the EU
24 August
Officials figures show that fewer than a third of failed asylum seekers to Europe are actually removed, which exacerbates the migrant crisis by encouraging bogus refugees.

Swedish Anti-Mass Migration Podcasts Taken Down by Soundcloud for ‘Hate Speech’
24 August
Several Swedish language podcasts have been removed from the audio website Soundcloud after the company emailed users telling them they had broken their “hate speech” terms of service.

Poland Refuses to Take Any Muslim Migrants After Latest Terror Attacks
24 August
The head of the Polish National Security Office has announced that the country will not be taking in Muslim migrants after the latest terror attacks in Spain saying poorly integrated Muslim communities allow terrorism to foster.

Hungary Emulates Israel by Offering Refuge to Ethnic Hungarians Worldwide
23 August
Viktor Orbán plans to introduce an Israel-style Law of Return for ethnic Hungarians worldwide, so they have a place of refuge from countries where the security situation has deteriorated due to unchecked Islamism or failed left wing policies.

Libya: ‘Terrorist Elements’ Among Arrivals as Italy Warns Mass Migration ‘Unravelling’ Europe
23 August
Ministers in Italy have accused the EU of turning its back on them as the migrant crisis threatens to unravel “the social and democratic fabric” of the country — and Libyan leaders are warning of terrorists amongst those making the journey.

Syrian Accused of Sexually Molesting Ten-Year-Old In Vienna Swimming Pool
22 August
A 42-year-old Syrian man has been accused of sexually molesting a 10-year-old girl at a swimming pool in Vienna after the child complained the man had grabbed her inappropriately.

Asylum Seekers Banned from Cultural Centre After Violence and Sex Assaults
22 August
The town of Plauen in Saxony has banned asylum seekers from attending a disco at the local cultural centre after a number of violent incidents and sex attacks on young girls.

Police Find Rocket Launcher and Other Weapons in French No-Go Zone Suburb
22 August
French police discovered a cache of weapons over the weekend, including a bazooka, in the no-go Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis only a day after young men had robbed officers of their weapons in the same suburb.
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Belgian police raid home of Somali-Belgian knife-attack colonist
[AnNahar] During the attack near the Grand Place in central Brussels at 8:00 pm (1800 GMT), the man rushed at several soldiers from behind and struck them with a knife, prompting one of them to open fire.

"The man was hit and died shortly afterwards in hospital from his wounds," the prosecutors' statement said. As well as the knife, police found a replica gun and two copies of the Koran on him.

One of the soldiers was "slightly" maimed in the attack which Mayor Philippe Close said was perpetrated by a "lone individual."

Overnight, police raided the suspect's home in Bruges, northwest Belgium, with federal prosecutors opening an investigation into "attempted terrorist murder," a statement said.

The assailant was a Belgian national of Somali origin who was born in 1987, authorities confirmed. He arrived in the country in 2004 and was granted Belgian nationality in 2015.

Although not known for any terror-related activities, he had an assault and battery charge on his record from February, the statement said.

With much of Europe on edge over the attacks, many of them 'low-tech' assaults using knives or vehicles as weapons, thousands of people were expected to take to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday evening in a defiant march under the slogan "No tinc por" -- Catalan for "not afraid."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  thousands of people were expected to take to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday evening in a defiant march under the slogan "No tinc por" -- Catalan for "not afraid."

How do you say "absolutely friggin' clueless" in Catalan?
Posted by: Pappy || 08/27/2017 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Pappy, Breitbart reports that half a million marched in Barcelona yesterday. Lots of photos here .

Absolutely friggin' clueless is the polite description.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2017 15:24 Comments || Top||

#3  It would seem that Popular Front is alive and well.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/27/2017 16:45 Comments || Top||


Arab-Israeli charged in knife attack on Polish policeman
[IsraelTimes] Polish prosecutors pressed charges Friday against an Israeli citizen alleged to have slightly hurt a police officer in Warsaw with a knife.

Prosecutors identified the suspect as Ibrahim H., withholding his last name as required under Polish law.
Tourist? Colonist? The entire situation is very odd, indeed.
They said he has been charged with assaulting a police officer and exposing an officer to the threat of loss of life or serious harm.

Warsaw police front man Robert Szumiata said the man attacked the agent with a knife Thursday, wounding him in the face.

Police had been called by residents anxious over the man’s strange behavior hours before a nearby concert by US band Allah-Las. A performance by the group the previous day in the Netherlands was cancelled due to a terror threat.
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Home Front: WoT
Radical July 7 preacher arrested in undercover sting trying to recruit jihadis
[Telegraph] A radical Moslem holy man who influenced one of the July 7 London bombers has been incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
after officers in the US caught him allegedly trying to recruit jihadis in an undercover sting operation.

Abdullah el-Faisal, who was deported to Jamaica from Britannia in 2007 after serving a sentence for soliciting murder and causing racial hatred, is now facing extradition to New York.

According to the Manhattan district attorney, el-Faisal offered to help an undercover officer travel to the Middle East and join Isil.

El-Faisal, who was arrested on Friday in Jamaica, was a mentor of Jermaine Lindsay, who detonated a bomb on a Tube train near King's Cross, killing 25 passengers.

He was arrested after a month long sting carried out by an undercover New York Police Department officer who communicated with him by email, text and video chat.

According to the Manhattan district attorney, el-Faisal offered to help an undercover officer travel to the Middle East and join Isil.
El-Faisal, 53, was sentenced to seven years after becoming the first person for a century to be prosecuted under the 1860 Public Order Act.

Lindsay, also from Jamaica and also a convert to Islam, attended at least one lecture by El-Faisal and listened to tapes of his sermons. During the preacher's trial, he was heard telling audiences to kill Hindus, Jews and other non-Moslems like "cockroaches".

El-Faisal arrived in the UK in 1992 and married a British biology graduate, establishing himself as a lay preacher at Brixton Mosque, often preaching to crowds of up to 500 people.

His preaching came to the attentions of police when tapes of his sermons were found in the car of a suspected rapist in Dorset in late 2001.

During subsequent searches of specialist Islamic bookshops and El-Faisal's rented house in Stratford, East London, police found other recordings in which he exhorted young Moslems to accept the deaths of women and kiddies as "collateral damage" and to "learn to fly planes, drive tanks... load your guns and to use missiles".

He told young British Moslems it was their duty to kill non-believers, Jews, Hindus and Westerners, urging them to adopt a "jihad mentality".

He also promised schoolboys that they would be rewarded with "72 virgins in paradise" if they died in a holy war.

The jury watched a video of El-Faisal after the Sept 11 attacks telling up to 150 young Moslems that the Koran justified attacking "kaffirs", or unbelievers.
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India-Pakistan
Kashmiri militants kill three Indian officers
[DAWN] Militants in India-held Kashmire killed one officer and maimed three paramilitary troops in an attack on a police facility early on Saturday, police said. Indian forces returned the attack.

The gunnies detonated grenades and fired automatic assault rifles to gain entry to the district police headquarters in southern Pulwama district, which also houses families of some officers, director general of police S.P Vaid said.

One police officer was killed in the initial assault and three paramilitary troops were maimed who were evacuated to a nearby hospital, he said.

"Two more CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) soldiers died" in pursuit of the attackers, Vaid told AFP.

"We are evacuating the families from there," he said.

It was not clear how many attackers were inside the compound.

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Iraq
ISIS Big Turban smoked in Iraqi airstrike in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Nine Islamic State leaders were killed in air raids launched by the U.S.-led Coalition, southwest of Kirkuk, a local source was quoted saying.

“Coalition jets shelled on Saturday an IS location at al-Rommana village, Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk. Several leaders were inside,” the source told AlSumaria News. “Preliminary information indicates murder of around nine IS members including a Russian national leader known as Abu Moslem al-Russi, who recently moved from Nineveh to Hawija town.”

The source, who preferred anonymity, said several vehicles of the group were destroyed due to the airstrikes.
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6 Kurds die in roadside bomb attack
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Six Kurdish Peshmerga were killed and wounded Saturday when an explosive device went off on the side of a road west of Kirkuk, according to a security source.

Mawazin News quoted the source saying that the device was planted on the side of a road between Ismail Awa and Kharba Rot regions when a vehicle owned by the Peshmerga Ministry passed.

One passenger was killed and five others were injured in the blast, according to the source.

Islamic State militants continue to step up attacks against security forces even after they lost their biggest stronghold in Iraq, Mosul, which Iraqi forces recaptured last month, marking a symbolic collapse of the group’s “caliphate” proclaimed in 2014.

The Iraqi government plans to aim at the few remaining IS havens in the country, including Kirkuk. Troops are currently nearing victory over IS in its stronghold town of Tal Afar, west of Nineveh.

Peshmerga fighters have been part of the U.S.-backed military campaign to retake IS-held areas which launched in October.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


1 dead in bomb attack at Shuhadaa al-Bayaa region

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed in an IED blast in southwest of Baghdad, a police source said on Saturday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “a bomb planted under a civilian’s vehicle exploded at noon while the vehicle was at Shuhadaa al-Bayaa region in southwest of Baghdad. The citizen was killed immediately.”

“Security troops cordoned off the accident spot and transferred the victim to forensic medicine department,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
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Anbar Antix


Iraqi soldier wounded in bombing attack in Rutba

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A senior officer was killed and four soldiers were wounded in two separate blasts in Anbar on Friday, security sources were quoted saying.

An official security source told Shafa News that a senior border guard officer was killed when a bomb blast ripped through his convoy at the city of Rutba, near Iraq’s borders with Jordan. The officer was heading to his service unit, according to the source.

Meanwhile, a local source told Alsumaria News that an explosive device exploded in Shaqoufa, Hit, 70 kilometers west of Ramadi, wounding four police members.

Islamic State militants are still holding areas in western Anbar 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 by government forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces have managed to take over several surrounding villages.

Anbar’s borders with Syria had seen occasional encounters between security forces and Islamic State militants.
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Iraq forces recapture city of Tal Afar from ISIS
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi forces have captured 90 percent of the city of Tal Afar and are clearing it from ISIS militiants.
That was quick.
Iraqi military units, who have been battling in the last 7 days to drive ISIS from its bastion, said Saturday they had recaptured a large portion of the the city.

Earlier on Saturday military units reached the city centre and raised the country's flag atop its Ottoman-era citadel.

"Units of the Counter-Terrorism Service liberated the Citadel and Basatin districts and raised the Iraqi flag on top of the citadel," operation commander General Abdulamir Yarallah said in a statement.

The CTS and federal police units had converged on the city centre from the south and west, said General Yarallah.

Clashes were ongoing on the northern outskirts and Iraqi forces were dealing with the final pockets of resistance inside the city, he added.

Saturday's advance puts Iraqi forces on the verge of recapturing Tal Afar only six days after they launched an offensive to take back one of the last ISIS strongholds in the country.

It follows weeks of Iraqi and US-led coalition air strikes.

Tal Afar is located 70 kilometres (40 miles) west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, where the krazed killer group declared its "caliphate" in 2014 before being ousted from the city in July.

Iraqi forces on Saturday also seized three northern districts of Tal Afar and the al-Rabia neighbourhood west of the citadel, a day after taking the al-Talia district to the south.

Tal Afar, which had 200,000 residents until ISIS captured it in a 2014 offensive, is on a strategic road that linked ISIS-held territories in Syria with Mosul.

Once Tal Afar is retaken, Baghdad is expected to launch a new offensive on Hawija, 300 kilometres north of Baghdad.

ISIS also present in the vast western province of Anbar, where it controls several zones along the Syrian border with war-ravaged Syria, including the al-Qaim area.

The krazed killer group has lost much of the territory it controlled and thousands of its fighters have been killed.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Southeast Asia
Duterte fires sniper rifle at Marawi militants
[Sky News] Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has fired a sniper rifle towards rebels as his troops battled the insurgents in Marawi City.

The fight has been raging since May when Islamic State-inspired Maute militants captured parts of the conflict-hit city. Around 700 people, including many rebels, have so far died in the three-month battle.

Duterte reportedly fired the weapon as he met soldiers during his third Marawi visit. It is not known if his shots hit any Maute gunmen.

The Philippine government released an image of him holding a sniper rifle, along with the caption, "President Rodrigo Duterte fires a shot towards enemy lines during his third visit to the troops of the joint special operations task force trident in war-torn Marawi City."

During his trip, he told soldiers, "I will be happy to die for my country. I need to be with you to show my solidarity. We will not stop until the last terrorist is neutralized."

His visit to the city comes after troops managed to retake the city's mosque, which was believed to be a militant hideout.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)

#1  His visit to the city comes after troops managed to retake the city's mosque, which was believed to be a militant hideout

NO! Reeeeally?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2017 9:15 Comments || Top||

#2  He's earned it. Don't get in his way.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2017 14:16 Comments || Top||


Rohingya militants accused of attacking Myanmar troops; 89 killed from both sides
[DAWN] At least 89 people, including a dozen security personnel, were killed as Rohingya murderous Moslems allegedly besieged border posts in northern Rakhine State, triggering a fresh exodus of refugees towards Bangladesh.

The state is bisected by religious hatred focused on the stateless Rohingya Moslem minority, who are reviled and perceived as illegal immigrants colonists in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

The office of de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi claimed that 12 security officials had been killed alongside 77 murderous Moslems -- the highest declared single day toll since fighting broke out last year.

Friday’s fighting went kaboom! around Rathedaung township which has seen a heavy build-up of Myanmar troops in recent weeks, with reports filtering out of killings by shadowy groups, army-blockaded villages and abuses.

Some 20 police posts came under attack in the early hours of Friday by an estimated 150 murderous Moslems, some carrying guns and using homemade explosives, Myanmar’s military claimed.

"The military and police members are fighting back together against murderous Moslem Bengali terrorists," Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing said in a statement on Facebook, using the state’s description for Rohingya murderous Moslems.

One resident in Maungdaw, the main town in northern Rakhine, said gunfire could be heard throughout the night. "We are still hearing gunshots now, we dare not to go out from our house," the resident said by phone, asking not to be named.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Kurd forces capture 2 ATGMs in Afrin
[ARA News] The Kurdish Asayish police force in the Afrin district, in Syria’s northwester Aleppo province, captured a car loaded with two ATGM missiles coming from the rebel-held Idlib city on the road to Azaz.

The missiles were discovered after the Asayish inspected a car.

The missiles were reportedly destined for Turkey-backed rebels.

Asayish forces arrested the driver and transferred him to “the competent authorities to conduct the necessary investigations,” local sources told ARA News on Saturday.
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Syrian forces advance in As Suwayda
As Suwayda (Syria News) Syrian army forces, backed by allied foreign militias, managed to recapture, on Saturday, three checkpoints on the borders with Jordan, in the eastern countryside of As Suwayda.

Qasioun News reported that Syrian army forces recaptured three checkpoints on the borders with Jordan, in the eastern countryside of As Suwayda, after violent clashes between the Syrian rebels and the regime forces, amid mutual artillery and rockets shelling.

Meanwhile, military sources belong to the Syrian rebels denied that the regime forces captured Wadi Mahmoud area, east of As Suwayda.

Noteworthy, Syrian government forces managed, yesterday, to recapture several military headquarters, in the eastern countryside of As Suwayda.
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Syrian forces declare truce over with artillery attacks in Homs
Homs (Syria News) The Syrian army troops attacked, on Saturday, several cities in different provinces in Syria, in a new violation for the recent de-escalation agreement.

Qasioun News reported that the Syrian regime aircraft have carried out four air strikes on the cities of Tal Zahab and Kafr Laha, north of Homs, while artillery troops shelled the cities, causing only material damage.

Meanwhile in Damascus, Jober neighborhood was shelled using four ground-to-ground missiles, despite Eastern Ghouta agreement to halt all battles and operations in the area.

The Syrian army artillery also shelled the residential neighborhoods in Ayn Tarma City, in the countryside of Damascus; however, no damage was reported.

It is noteworthy that Syrian government forces and allied militia are continue violating the de-escalation agreement in Homs and Eastern Ghouta, despite the Russian guarantee to stop all military operations in both areas.
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Syrian army, allies advance against ISIS in central Syria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Syrian army and allied forces have captured one of the last major ISIS enclaves in the central Syrian desert, a monitor and a Hezbollah military media unit said on Saturday.

The pocket of territory totals around 2,000 square km (770 square miles), said the media unit run by Hezbollah, which fights alongside Syrian government forces in the war.

Earlier this week, the army and its allies encircled the ISIS bully boyz after advancing southward to join up with their forces near al-Sukhna town in Homs province. The enclave extends from the west of al-Sukhna into nearby Hama province.

The Syrian army -- supported by Russian air power and Iran-backed militias -- secured al-Sukhna this month. It was the last major town in Homs province that ISIS held.

The Syrian Observatory for Human rights, a Britannia-based war monitor, said the army has seized dozens of hills and positions in that region in central Syria.

Now, the only significant ISIS presence remaining in Homs was another nearby enclave on the provincial border with Hama, also under siege by the army and its allies, the monitoring group said.

Over the past year, ISIS has lost ground to various separate enemies including Syrian government forces with their allies, and US-backed militias.

ISIS bully boyz still control most of Deir al-Zor province, which borders Iraq.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


3 Kids die in bombing attack in Fallujah

Fallujah (IraqiNews.com) Five children were killed and wounded when a leftover landmine exploded east of Fallujah, a paramilitary commander said on Friday.

Gomaa al-Jumaili, a senior commander at the Popular Mobilization Forces in al-Karma region told Baghdad Today that an explosive device from Islamic State remnant landmines exploded, killing three children and wounding two others.

Iraqi government forces had recaptured Karma from IS militants in May 2016

Several incidents of remnant explosives killing civilians at areas retaken from IS have been reported over the past months. Millions of landmines from Iraq’s past wars, including the three-year-war against the Islamic State militants, still await removal.

Islamic State militants are still holding areas in western Anbar near the borders with Syria, and Iraqi government and paramilitary forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition warplanes, have regularly bombarded or cleared surrounding areas, leaving hundreds of militants dead. Anbar is one of the next targets marked by Iraqi government forces which are currently battling IS out of Tal Afar, Islamic State’s last haven in Nineveh province.

Iraqi warplanes reportedly dropped thousands of messages on IS havens west of Anbar in July telling citizens that military invasions of those areas were imminent, and advising them to stay away from militants’ gatherings.

ISIS Press Gangs busy in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State carried out random arrests in western Anbar seeking compulsory recruitment, a security source from the province said.

“IS launched campaigns of random arrests in Qaim at checkpoints or even against whoever doesn’t hold an ID card,” the source told Alghad Press on Saturday.

“These campaigns seek compulsory recruitment ordered by the militant group on people at the western regions,” the source added.

Earlier this month, three brothers under the age of 15 years old were reportedly killed by the group in Qaim over refusing to join the group as well as the compulsory recruitment.

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.

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

ISIS classifies female sex slaves

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Subjecting women from the Iraqi Yazidi minority to sexual slavery, Islamic State militants would separate attractive women from less attractive ones, a survivor has said in an interview.

Dubai-based Al Arabiya network interviewed Bivrin (an approximate spelling of the name mentioned in the Arabic report) whose family was taken by IS militants to Mosul from their home village of Kojo. She gave just another firsthand account of forced marriages and sexual slavery the religious minority had endured since the emergence of the extremist group in 2014.

When she and her elder fell into IS captivity, Bivrin was sent to a house in Mosul used as a females’ detention facility for being “not beautiful” as she heard her captors saying, while her more attractive sister was sent to Raqqa, the group’s base in Syria.

At one day, a fellow hostage was beaten, humiliated by the militants to force her to take a bath and put on skimpy clothes, which she resisted and committed suicide by cutting her own veins.

“We never saw her body, the militants had tane her away and never knew where she ended up to,” Bivrin said in the video of the interview.

“I once saw a (IS) member take four sisters (to be his pleasure subjects),” Bivrin told the interviewer.

The United Nations has recently urged Iraq to ensure protection for victims of Islamic State sexual slavery.

“Women and girls under the control of ISIL, in particular women from the Yezidi and other minority communities, have been especially vulnerable to abuses of human rights and violation of international humanitarian law,” the report by the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Human Rights Office said last week. It said victims had been subjected to rape and sexual assault, forced displacement, abduction, deprivation of liberty, slavery, forced religious conversion, and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.

A statistic released by the Kurdistan Region Government’s Endowments and Religious Affairs Ministry said Islamic State’s massacres of Yazidis forced nearly 360.000 of the religious minority to flee their areas, with 90.000 of those heading abroad.

IS kidnapped 6417 Yazidis since 2014, the report added. Those include 1102 women and 1655 children, the statistics showed.

The calamity rendered 2645 kids parentless, including 220 whose parents are still under IS captivity, the ministry revealed.

Authorities ran into 43 mass graves of Yazidi victims slaughtered by IS, according to the statistic.

ISIS enforces use of its own scrip in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants issued directives on Friday in Anbar to punish whoever uses a currency other than the ones issued by the group.

During Friday sermons, Islamic State preachers at the group’s havens on Annah, Rawa and Qaim, west of Anbar, obliged civilians to use coins issued by the group’s “finance bureau”, threatening public whipping for violators.

Past reports had told of the group imposing the currency at other havens in Syria and also in Mosul, its former capital which Iraqi forces recaptured in July.

Islamic State militants have held the three towns 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 by government forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces have 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. Government troops are currently battling Is out of Tal Afar, west of Nineveh.

Late July, Iraqi army warplanes reportedly dropped millions of messages on western Anbar telling locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing, and advising them to stay away from militants’ deployments.
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