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Lebanon Military Tribunal sentences Takfiri preacher to death
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Afghanistan
At least 12 Afghan security officials killed in suicide attack
[DAWN] At least a dozen Afghan cops officials were killed when a suicide kaboomer driving an explosives-packed Humvee went kaboom! in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Thursday.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
claimed the deadly assault on the government and police headquarters in Maroof district that also maimed several others.

"Twelve security officials were killed and four others were maimed," Kandahar police front man Zia Durrani told AFP.

Durrani said that the Taliban attackers had been "defeated".

A border police commander in Maroof, which borders Pakistain, gave a slightly higher toll, telling AFP that 14 security personnel had been killed and eight maimed in the attack that happened late on Wednesday.

"The intensity of the blast caused damage to the building and led to casualties," he said. "The clean-up operation is under way in the area."

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  My heart always bleeds a little bit when police officers are killed...no matter the nationality. Some of the ones I met over there were brave dudes...killed in the line of duty...and the ones with families risked the night visits by the Taliban...dont know how they did it.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/29/2017 1:44 Comments || Top||


12 die in Kandahar suicide bombing attack
At least 12 security forces were killed in a suicide bombing in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday night, local officials confirmed on Thursday.

In addition, four other insurgents were wounded.

The attack took place in Maroof district of the province after a suicide bomber driving a Humvee vehicle targeted a security forces base in the center of the district, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, Zia Durani said.

“National, border policemen and NDS employees are among the dead,” Durni said.

However, he did not provide further details.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban has on a few occasions used Humvees to carry out suicide attacks in Helmand and Kandahar.
Posted by: badanov || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Deadly car bombing kills seven in Mogadishu
[Iran Press TV] A boom-mobile has went kaboom! near a marketplace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least seven people and wounding several others.

A front man for Mogadishu’s mayor, Abdifatah Omar Halane, said the blast took place alongside a densely-populated road near Hamarweyne market in the capital on Thursday.

"The blast was caused by a luxurious car loaded with explosives, which exploded at a civilian, densely-populated area, and seven people were killed and several others maimed," media outlets quoted the front man as saying.

Abdinasir Mohammed, a witness to the blast, gave a slightly higher corpse count, saying, "There were eight people killed and most of them died in a civilian minibus which was passing by the area where the vehicle went off."
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Tunisia foils the departure of 555 migrants to Europe in September
[AlAhram] The Tunisian navy has placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
more than 550 Tunisian and African migrants colonists trying to sail to Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
in September, nearly three times more than last month, official data showed.

Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants colonists heading for Europe as Libya's coasties, aided by gangs, has tightened controls.

Tunisia's navy stopped boats with migrants colonists departing from beaches in the south and north of the country, arresting 555 people in September, the data showed. In August only 170 people had been caught trying to depart from Tunisia by boat.

"We succeeded in foiling many attempts, which have increased significantly as the weather improves and smugglers are promoting that journeys coming out of Tunisia are more safe than other destinations," Colonel Major Khelifa Chibani of Tunisia's national guard told Rooters.

He said pregnant women and kiddies had been among the migrants colonists caught while trying to depart by boat.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  At what point do blue states start looking at this as a training opportunity to learn how to prevent taxpayers from fleeing?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/29/2017 11:58 Comments || Top||


Egyptian air force 'destroys 4x4 vehicles carrying weapons' across Libya border: Spox
[AlAhram] Egypt's air force foiled an attempt by "criminal elements'' to illegally enter the country via the western border, the armed forces announced on Thursday.

Air forces acting on intelligence reports launched a mission on the Egyptian-Libyan border, targeting and destroying 10 4x4 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled materials.

Army forces are currently in pursuit to arrest the criminal elements, according to a statement by the army’s front man.

Egypt's border with Libya has been the site of arms smuggling, bad boy activity, and crossing by irregular migrants colonists, since the fall of the Qadaffy regime in 2011.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Bahraini court upholds 15-year jail terms against 7 dissidents
[Iran Press TV] A court in Bahrain has upheld 15-year jail terms handed down to seven citizens as the Manama regime presses ahead with its crackdown on human rights
...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

On Thursday, Bahrain’s Court of Appeal found the defendants guilty of killing a member of security forces and setting his patrol car ablaze with a Molotov cocktail during festivities in the village of Karzakan, located 20 kilometers southwest of the capital Manama, on December 17, 2015, Arabic-language and independent Manama Post online newspaper reported.

The court also pressed charges of illegal gathering and rioting in addition to possession of flammable materials against the convicts, and ordered them to pay 10,200 dinars ($27,835) altogether over damage inflicted on regime forces during the protest.
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Britain
British hate preacher who encouraged children as young as THREE to 'kill and be killed for Allah' as he stood in front of an ISIS flag iailed for six-and-a-half years
[DailyMail]
  • Kamran Sabir Hussain, 40, from Stoke-on-Trent, delivered his lecturers from a lecturn in front of a black ISIS flag, to a congregation that included children

  • The jury was not aware that the mosque was visited by Mohibur Rahman, who was convicted of plotting a pipe bomb and machete attack earlier this year

  • Content of the speeches was revealed by an undercover officer who attended

  • At the Old Bailey today, Hussain was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Order of magnitude to low on the sentence.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/29/2017 12:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Quelle Surprise.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/29/2017 13:23 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Putin heads to Turkey for talks on weapons deal, Syria
[DAWN] Russian President Vladimir Putin
...Second and fourth President and sixth of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead...
on Thursday meets his Ottoman Turkish counterpart Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal, hoping to strengthen an increasingly active relationship that has troubled the West.

Despite a regional rivalry that goes back to the Ottoman Empire and the Romanov dynasty, Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
have been working closely since a 2016 reconciliation ended a crisis caused by the shooting down of a Russian war plane over Syria.

"Russia and Turkey are cooperating very tightly," Putin's front man Dmitry Peskov said ahead of the one-day working visit by Putin to Ankara.

The two will hold a working dinner before a one-on-one meeting and a presser at 9:30 pm at Erdogan's palace, the Ottoman Turkish presidency said on its website.

Turkey and Russia have been on opposing sides during the more than six years of war in Syria, with Russia the key backer of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
and Turkey supporting rebels seeking his ouster.

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
5 'terrorists' killed in Karachi shootout, say police
[DAWN] Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
police on Thursday claimed to have killed five 'terrorists' during a shootout in the Sachal area of the city.

Talking to the media, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir, Rao Anwar said that police had conducted an operation after receiving a tip-off from intelligence agencies. He said that the killed "terrorists" belonged to Al Qaeda and the murderous Moslem 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.

The suspected snuffies were involved in bank robberies and murders of army and coppers, he said, adding that they had links with Saad Aziz, who was awarded death sentence for his involvement in Safoora Goth bus carnage and murder of prominent human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
activist Sabeen Mahmud.

One of the "terrorists" was an engineer and "belonged to a good family", the officer said.

He also claimed to have tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
two snuffies during the operation.

Anwar said that police had recovered a remote control car along with three suicide jackets and weapons from the alleged murderous Moslems, adding that they were also "experts at building drones".

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
52 IS militants killed while combing retaken areas in Salahuddin
[Iraq News] Iraqi Federal Police have concluded combing of areas recently recaptured from Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in north of Salahuddin, killing 52 murderous Moslems, Interior Ministry said.

During a weekly presser, Brig.Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson of the ministry, said, "Federal Police troops accomplished purged of the eastern coast of Shirqat from IS remnants and sleeper cells, inflicting huge losses in lives and equipments on the enemy. 52 bandidos bully boyz were killed, while two booby-trapped vehicles and four headquarters were destroyed.

Troops, "seized six weapons of different kinds and confiscated four rest houses, in addition to detonating 26 bombs," Maan said, adding that 66 villages were liberated.

Federal Police announced, earlier this week, liberation of eastern Shirqat, the group’s holdout in north of Salahuddin.

225 bandidos bully boyz had been killed since the launch of operations in Shirqat, Jawdat previously announced.

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mass grave of 40 Islamic State members found near Tal Afar
[Iraq News] The pro-government paramilitary troops have found a mass grave containing relics of 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 forces of Evil near Tal Afar town, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
"While troops were combing the center and outskirts of Tal Afar, an IS mass grave was found near the military district in the town," Cap. Moussa Ali Joulak, an officer with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.

"The grave includes relics of 40 members, most of whom were women and foreign bully boys," he added. "Some gravestones had foreign letters similar to Latin not English. Maybe they indicate names of Russian and Chechen murdered ones."

The gravestones, according to Joulak, show that their death was in the beginning and mid this year, most probably in Arclight airstrikes not during liberation offensives of Tal Afar.

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Killed by ISIS for insufficient enthusiasm?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/29/2017 10:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Or cash.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/29/2017 13:25 Comments || Top||


Twenty IS militants killed in coalition airstrikes in western Ramadi
[Iraq News] Twenty 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....
bully boyz were killed in air raids launched by the anti-IS international coalition Arclight airstrikes in Ramadi, west of Anbar, a commander said.

"The U.S.-led coalition jets shelled IS bully boyz gathering in western Ramadi desert," Major General Mahmoud al-Falahi, commander of Anbar Operations, told AlSumaria News on Thursday.

"The shelling left twenty IS bully boyz killed," he added.

Ramadi was recaptured by government and tribal forces from IS in December 2015, however, several occasional attacks by the group have occurred since then.

Early on Wednesday, the bully boy group invaded al-Tash and the 5th Kilometer regions, south and west of Ramadi. The bully boyz reportedly took over al-Tash and al-Jamea (university) areas after invading them with 20 pickup trucks. 40 IS bully boyz were killed, while three injured others were maimed, Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson of Baghdad Operations said in a weekly presser on Thursday.

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Alcoholics seller killed, tribal fighter, wounded in IED blast, attack in Baghdad
[Iraq News] An alcoholics seller was killed as an IED went kaboom! under his car in Baghdad, a source from Interior Ministry said.

"A bomb placed under a car of an alcoholics seller went kaboom! on Tuesday evening as he was passing in central Baghdad, leaving him immediately dead," the source told Baghdad Today.

Security troops, according to the source, transferred the victim to forensic medicine department and conducted investigations.

A similar accident occurred earlier this month when an alcoholics seller was killed by an bomb fitted beneath his car in northeast Baghdad.

Moreover, a tribal fighter and three of his family members were maimed earlier on the day in an armed attack in south of Baghdad, a security source said.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, "unknown gunnies attacked house of a Tribal Fighter Mobilization personnel using hand grenade in al-Kargol region, south of Baghdad," the source said.

"The attack left the personnel and three of his family member maimed," he added.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of 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....
Sunni myrmidon Lions of Islam who proclaimed an "Islamic Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  And they worry about a future Kurdistan destabilizing Iraq.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/29/2017 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  An Alcoholics seller, bombed, setting in his car.
No DWI for him!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2017 7:11 Comments || Top||

#3  An alcoholics seller was killed

How much does an Alcoholic cost, retail?
Posted by: AlanC || 09/29/2017 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  You Absolut certain he's dead ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2017 7:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Si' Patron!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2017 10:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Prost!
Posted by: Slonter Bourbon7177 || 09/29/2017 15:39 Comments || Top||

#7  "He's already marinated! What am I bid?"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2017 16:06 Comments || Top||

#8  How much does an Alcoholic cost, retail?

Thank you for your consideration and interest in the Clinton Foundation. My current rate is $250,000 per hour, plus all fees and expenses.
Posted by: Hillary! || 09/29/2017 16:10 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Undercover Border Police agents arrest 3 rioters near Har Adar
[Ynet] Paleostinians have been violently rioting since the terror attack that claimed the lives of three Israeli security personnel; undercover agents catch one rioter red handed as he tries to set fire to a tire; Abbas indirectly condemns attack.

Police placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
three rioters on Thursday evening in the Paleostinian village of Biddu, not far from Har Adar where three security personnel were killed in a terror attack earlier this week.

The suspects, who were arrested in a complex operation of the Border Police's Jerusalem counterterrorism undercover unit, were taken for questioning.

Since the attack on Tuesday, Paleostinians have been violently rioting in Biddu, which is close to Beit Surik, the home of Nimer Jamal, the terrorist who carried out the attack.

The rioting led to the special arrest operation, which included Border Police agents going undercover among the rioters. One of the suspects was caught red handed while trying to set fire to a tire.

The attack claimed the lives of Border Policeman Solomon Gavriya and security guards Youssef Ottman and Or Arish.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:


Shin Bet busts ISIS sympathizers planning Temple Mount shooting
[Ynet] Two Arab Israelis from Umm al-Fahm, who planned to join ISIS in Syria and frequently watched their videos on the internet, tossed in the clink
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
and indicted for plotting to carry out attack against security personnel and civilians emulating deadly July shooting on Temple Mount; third suspect arrested for possession of illegal firearm.


Two Arab Israeli supporters of ISIS were arrested earlier this month for planning to carry out a terror attack at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, while another ISIS supporter was arrested for possession of illegal weapons, it was cleared for publication Thursday.

According to the Shin Bet investigation, Sa'id Gasub Mahmoud Jabarin, 26 from Umm al-Fahm
...home of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, the Israeli offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood...
and a 16-year-old co-conspirator planned to carry out a shooting attack at the compound similar to that which had been perpetrated on July 14 which claimed the lives of two Israeli Border Police officers.

A third suspect, Faris Salah Mahmoud Mahajna, 24, was also arrested for possession of illegal firearms, including a Carl Gustav gun which was confiscated during a raid at his home.

Indictments were served against Jabarin and his 16-year-old partner at the District Court in Haifa for establishing contact with enemies in a time of war, contact with foreign agents and weapons offences.

During the investigation it emerged that the would-be attackers shared and supported ideas and ideology expounded by ISIS.

Following their investigation, the Shin Bet arrested more individuals also from Umm al-Fahm who were suspected of being involved in the illegal arms trade. During their arrest illegal weapons were confiscated.

"The picture that we received during the investigation shows us that a comparatively short time after the murderous attack in July 2017 on Temple Mount, two Umm al-Fahm residents planned a similar attack at the Temple Mount compound," said the Shin Bet in an official statement.

"The attack was prevented thanks to accurate intelligence information of the Shin Bet that enabled the arrests of members of a cell before they managed to execute the serious attack," the statement added.

According to their indictments, the two made contact with members of ISIS and planned to head to Syria to join the fighting taking place.

The defendants frequently visited websites affiliated with the terror organization and watched videos it disseminated, including those documenting its military activities.

In addition, the indictment details how they plotted to launch an attack near the al-Aqsa mosque against non-Moslem civilians and security forces.

They discussed, the indictment goes on, the possibility of carrying out a combined attack using a knife and a gun but decided only to use handguns after Jabarin provided the minor with a firearm and offered to train him how to shoot.

During one visit by the minor to the al-Aqsa mosque, he scouted the area for ideal spots to carry out the attack. He and Jabarin later decided that they would make their way to the compound on organized buses leaving Umm al-Fahm with the weapons strapped to their bodies.

They also agreed that they would carry out the attack in the morning in order to minimize the chances of accidentally harming Moslems.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Illegal Palestinian worker arrested for allegedly planning stabbing attack
[IsraelTimes] Police say man employed at Tel Aviv construction site confessed to intending to buy a knife in order 'to stab Jews'

A Paleostinian man locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
Wednesday after working illegally in Israel admitted to planning a stabbing attack, police said on Thursday.

While being interrogated, the Paleostinian worker confessed to seeking to buy a knife in order "to stab Jews," according to police.

Police said the suspect, who was working at a construction site in Tel Aviv, was detained during an operation against employers of illegal Paleostinian workers.

The Paleostinian, a West Bank resident born in 1996, will be brought the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for a hearing on extending his remand, police said.

Police did not reveal the name or hometown of the suspect.

In August 2016, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said that an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 Paleostinians enter Israel illegally every day in order to work by exploiting weak points in Israel’s West Bank security barrier. At the time, the IDF chief also said that over 40 percent of the terror attacks carried out during a roughly year-long upsurge in violence beginning in October 2015 were in some way connected to Paleostinians who were in Israel illegally.

In June 2016, Paleostinian cousins Muhammad and Khalid Muhamra of the southern West Bank town of Yatta killed four Israelis in a shooting attack at Tel Aviv’s popular Sarona Market after entering Israel illegally, with the attack leading to widespread scrutiny in the country over the ability of tens of thousands of Paleostinians to enter the country illegally every day.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:


Southeast Asia
Philippine troops fight gunmen in Lanao del Sur
[CNN] The Philippine military carried out offensives against an unknown armed group in an island in Lanao del Sur over 30 kilometers from beseiged Marawi City.

The military initiated air and water assaults in Balt Island in Bacolod-Kalawi town on Thursday morning against seven armed men who were spotted there on Wednesday. Balt Island is surrounded by Lanao Lake, a possible escape route for terrorists who have been holed up in Marawi for over four months.

The armed men, who were discovered with motorboats, could possibly be bringing reinforcements for the remaining Maute fighters, Joint Task Group Ranao Deputy Commander Romeo Brawner said.

This is not the first time armed men were spotted outside of Marawi. Military and local government officials said the presence of 20 armed men sparked tension among residents of Bayang, a quiet lakeside town around 50 kilometers south of Marawi City on September 20 and 23. There was a brief exchange of gunfire on September 20.

The military is optimistic the firefight in Marawi City will end within 15 days, while Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana sees an even earlier end to it.
Posted by: ryuge || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:


Abu Sayyaf abducts Jolo town councilor
[PhilStar] Philippine security forces are pursuing the Abu Sayyaf rebels who abducted a town councilor of Jolo in the town of Indanan, Sulu. Brig. General Cirilito Sobejana identified the Abu Sayyaf's latest captive as Zed Tan, Jolo councilor and nephew of former Sulu governor Sakur Tan.

Police said Councilor Tan was seized by an undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf militants on Wednesday evening in Indanan town. The victim was in his service vehicle when he was taken at gunpoint. The gunmen forced Tan into a getaway vehicle and escaped in the direction of Talipao town.

Tan's abduction raises the number of Abu Sayyaf captives in Sulu to 17 — including six Vietnamese, five Indonesians, a Dutch national, and five Filipinos.
Posted by: ryuge || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Pentagon: Airstrikes killed 3 Islamic State drone experts
[Ynet] The US military says it has killed three men who played key roles in developing, building and modifying 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....
drones.

Col. Ryan Dillon, a front man for the US-led military coalition in Baghdad, told news hounds at the Pentagon Thursday that the three were killed in a series of US Arclight airstrikes in Syria in mid-September.

Dillon says two of the men were responsible for manufacturing and modifying commercially produced drones. The other man was described as a drone developer, who was killed when his research workshop near Mayadin, Syria, was hit by two Arclight airstrikes.

The Islamic State group has used drones for surveillance and to fire small weapons, in both Syria and Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Drone experts" killed by.... drones ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2017 4:37 Comments || Top||

#2  The circle of life.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2017 7:07 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if we have scanners that can find and locate drone control signals- and take over control and/or kill their drivers?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/29/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||

#4  If we did, why would we say anything?

Unless we're the NYT.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||


Lebanon Military Tribunal sentences Takfiri preacher to death
[Iran Press TV] Leb's Military Tribunal has sentenced an turban preacher to death for his role in fueling sectarian violence in the Arab country and organizing attacks against members of the army.

The court, chaired by Major General Hussein Abdullah, passed the verdict on Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir on Thursday. Thirty-three other defendants also stood trial on terrorism charges.

Former prominent Lebanese singer Fadl Shaker, who supported Assir, was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison. He is thought to be hiding in Ain al-Hilweh Paleostinian refugee camp west of the village of Mieh Mieh, which is located more than 45 kilometers south of the capital Beirut.

Also present in court were the preacher’s brother, Amjad al-Assir, and his two sons, Mohammad and Omar, who stand accused of organizing an gang.

Assir refused to recognize the ruling. He also rejected his court-appointed lawyer during the trial, saying, "You do not represent me and I do not recognize you."

Abdullah intervened, asking Assir whether he was threatening the court.

The 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...
holy man replied that he was "not threatening anyone, but it is my right ‐ as I am representing myself ‐ to advise you not to speak in my name."
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Syrian Army Combat Summary
Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the allied forces, achieved a new advance during their continued operations to defeat ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor city and its eastern countryside.

SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that army units launched accurate operations on fortifications and gatherings of ISIL terrorist organization on the northeastern axis, during which army units established control of several points towards the village of Hatla Fouqani, inflicting heavy losses upon many of the terrorists before others fled the area.

On the river island on the outskirts of the city of Deir Ezzor, the army units engaged in violent clashes with the remaining terrorists in Huweijet Saqr, killing or injuring many of them and destroying their fortifications and vehicles, according to the reporter.

The reporter said that the army’s air force and artillery destroyed gatherings, fortified sites and vehicles for ISIL in Huweijet Saqr, al-Rushdiyeh and Knamat.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted between two terrorist groups affiliated to ISIL in the city of al-Bukamal in the eastern countryside of the province, in which at least 4 terrorists were killed.

Local sources said that ISIL terrorists have executed two persons in al-Kasra and Sbeikhan towns in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.

Source: SANA
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Terror Networks
Baghdadi, in undated audio, urges militants to keep fighting
[REUTERS] Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
exhorted followers on Thursday to stand fast and keep fighting in his first purported audio communication in almost a year during which his jihadist group lost much of its self-proclaimed "caliphate".

The audio, partly dedicated to religious scriptures, came after several reports Baghdadi had been killed. His last recording was in November 2016, two weeks after the start of the battle to recapture the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
from Islamic State (IS).

The date of the 46-minute recording, released via the al-Furqan news organization, was not clear. But in it, Baghdadi makes an apparent reference to recent events including North Korean threats against Japan and United States and the recapture two months ago of Mosul by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces.

Since Baghdadi proclaimed the caliphate stretching across Iraq and Syria in 2014, Iraqi forces have retaken a string of cities in western and northern Iraq including Mosul, where Baghdadi made his announcement from the city’s El Nuri mosque.

Western-backed Syrian forces are also thrusting into the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, Islamic State’s operational headquarters from where it plotted many of the attacks that have killed hundreds of people around the world.

"Beware of retreat, or the feeling of defeat, beware of negotiations or surrender. Do not lay down your arms," Baghdadi said, referring to followers in Iraq, Syria, 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...
, North Africa and elsewhere in Africa.

"Oh Soldiers of the Caliphate, fan the flames of war on your enemies, take it to them and besiege them in every corner, and stand fast and courageous."

Baghdadi also referenced Western media, saying: "Oh soldiers of Islam in every location, increase blow after blow, and make the media centers of the infidels, and where they wage their intellectual wars, among your targets."

The fall of Mosul in July effectively marked the end of the Iraqi half of Baghdadi’s "caliphate" even though Islamic State continues to fight in some territory outside of Mosul, the largest city they came to control in both Iraq and Syria.

An IS branch in Libya was also defeated last year in the city of Sirte, where they had set up a North African beachhead in 2014. In Egypt’s northern Sinai, another affiliated murderous Moslem group is still fighting Egyptian military forces.

"With God’s will and his strength, we are staying determined, patient...The abundance of killing will not stop us," Baghdadi said in the audio recording.

Officials have said they believed it could take years to capture or kill Baghdadi as he is thought to be hiding in a vast swathe of sparsely-populated desert between Mosul and Raqqa, where attacking drones are easy to spot.

The United States has offered a $25 million bounty for information that would locate Baghdadi.

Russia’s defense ministry said earlier this year it killed might have killed Baghdadi in an air strike on a gathering of IS commanders on the outskirts of Raqqa. But U.S. officials said they could not corroborate the death and other Western as well as Iraqi officials were skeptical.

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ISIS fanatics show baby-faced child suicide bomber blowing himself up in the desert
[THESUN.CO.UK] ISIS propaganda chiefs have released chilling footage of a fresh-faced child jacket wallah blowing himself up in the desert.

Stills taken from a video show the lad ‐ in his mid-teens ‐ behind the wheel of a vehicle packed with explosives.

Footage from a drone reveals several Syrian military vehicles dug into a position in the sand before the attack.

A huge mushroom cloud can then be seen over the outpost as the suicide bomber detonates his lethal payload close to the city of Deir Ezzor.

The youngster betrays no emotion in the photos taken just moments before he met his death.

The vile terror group is known to drug fighters up with the tranquiliser Zolam which it seized from hospitals so they do not back out of the deadly missions.

Another teen suicide bomber who was captured by Kurdish forces before he could detonate his bomb previously revealed the use of the anti-anxiety drug.

He said: "That drug makes your mind not your own.

"If they give you a suicide belt and tell you to blow yourself up, you'll do it."

ISIS is now known to be so short of fighters that the group is using kids, the elderly and disabled to bolster its numbers.

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