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Two Saudi guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah
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28 artillery shells land in Nangarhar from the other side of Durand Line
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twenty eight rounds of the artillery landed in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan in the latest wave of shelling from the other side of the Durand Line.

The provincial government in Nangarhar in a statement said the shells landed in Nazian district of Nangarhar.

The statement further added that the shelling started at around 11 am local time and continued until 4 pm.

The Nangarhar government said there are no reports regarding the possible damages and casualties as a result of the shelling.

This comes as more than 80 artillery shells were fired on Nangarhar province last week.

According to the local officials, the shelling took place on Nazian and Achin districts of the province but no casualties were incurred to the residents.

The Pak officials are claiming that the majority of the attacks on their security posts take place from the Afghan soil.

The Pak military said last week that a soldier was killed and another was maimed after bandidos forces of Evil opened fire on their check post in Khyber Agency
... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though...
located in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of the country.

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#1  Messaging.
Posted by: newc || 10/08/2017 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  more than 80 artillery shells were fired no casualties were incurred

Clearing advance zones of potential mines?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2017 13:56 Comments || Top||

#3  More like preventing Talib infiltrators
Posted by: Pappy || 10/08/2017 16:12 Comments || Top||

Taliban captures Ab Kamari district in Badghis
Residents from at least three villages in Badghis province, in the west of Afghanistan, said the Taliban attacked the area on Thursday evening and torched a number of houses.

The incident, which took place in Sina Ordo, Tagab Rabat and Bai villages in Ab Kamari district, left at least 200 families displaced as public uprising forces tried to fight off the Taliban.

“We had no option but to leave our houses during the evening by walking across difficult terrain. The Taliban took our belongings from our houses when they came to our village. They set fire to some houses (in our village),” said Hafizullah, one resident who was forced to flee.

“Taliban destroyed men and women and burnt our houses and there were some copies of the Holy Quran which were burnt. Where should we go?” asked Mullah Mohammad, another displaced resident.

The displaced families said they are now living out in the open with no shelter.

“All my belongings and my wife were in the house when the Taliban came and set alight everything,” said Bibi Roshan, a member of a displaced family from Ab Kamari district.

“The only reason that the Taliban attacked our villages is that we support government and we would not bow to the terrorists,” said Qari Rahmatullah, a resident of the district.

Mirza Ali Bedar, the district governor of Ab Kamari, confirmed the incident and said at least 200 families have fled their homes in search of safety.

He said the district council is doing what it can to help the displaced families.

“Taliban has taken all the belongings of the residents of the villages,” the district governor said. “We are trying to help these displaced families.”

According to residents, the Taliban has also taken control of the villages and are using civilian homes as their strongholds.

The Taliban has not commented on these claims.
Posted by: badanov || 10/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
AU Troops Targeted In IED Blast In Southern Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] A powerful bomb kaboom has destroyed a military convoy carrying African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
forces near Wajid district, located in Somalia’s southwestern Bakool region.

The blast which has resulted from a remote-controlled landmine planted on the roadside struck Æthiopian troops traveling in the convoy while moving on to the outskirts of Burdhuhulle village.

Local residents said the attack has inflicted heavy losses on the Æthiopian soldiers, but, the exact number of casualties has not been confirmed yet.

There were no immediate comments on the incident from Æthiopian military and Somalia army.

... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
has grabbed credit for the attack, according to a statement posted on its affiliated online media outlets.

Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  To start understanding Africa, read “The Fate of Africa; The History of the Continent Since Independence” Meridith, Martin

Each individual country is analyzed in detail. For example, the politicians in the Somalian south stopped international aid shipments from being distributed to the North which is poplulated by Muslims. This allowed 1.5 million to starve to death. The politicians the food in the south.
Posted by: Snavising Sleck3882 || 10/08/2017 9:08 Comments || Top||

#2  The Amazon link for Snavising Sleck3882's suggestion is here. I just downloaded the kindle sample.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2017 10:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Is it as good as he thinks?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2017 10:53 Comments || Top||

Navy Foils Piracy Attempt On Indian Vessel In Gulf Of Aden
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Navy’s elite Marcos commandos on Friday foiled a piracy attempt against an Indian carrier with 26 crew members in the Gulf of Aden, a key shipping route near the southern tip of the Red Sea between Somalia and Yemen.

The Marocs on board INS Trishul ‐ on an anti-piracy mission ‐ responded quickly and rescued the boat that was targeted by 12 pirates.

"The piracy attempt was made on the Indian ship MV Jag Amar at 12:30 pm and the INS Trishul, which was on an anti-piracy deployment in the region, responded immediately," Navy spokesperson Captain DK Sharma said.

All 26 Indian crew members on board the Indian ship were safe. The Marcos commandos carried out a swift operation to rescue the 85,000-tonne bulk carrier. An AK 47, one magazine with 27 rounds, ropes, fuel drums, and ladders were seized by the commandos.

The Navy has been actively engaged in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. In April, it rescued a Liberian vessel, MV Lord Mountbatten, in the Gulf of Aden after helicopter-borne marine commandos fired at the pirates who were attempting to hijack the ship.

Earlier this year the Navies of India and China rescued 19 Filipino crew members on board a ship in the Gulf of Aden hijacked by Somali pirates after a 10-hour standoff. Pirates stormed into a foreign merchant vessel registered in Tuvalu, an island nation in the South Pacific. The merchant ship was traveling from Kelang in Malaysia to the port city of Aden in Yemen.

Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Pirates

#1  hope the pirates became shark meals...make em swim
Posted by: Frank G || 10/08/2017 15:12 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Bodies of murdered Christians recovered at Sirte
[Libya Herald] The bodies of 21 Christians murdered by the so-called 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 Sirte in February 2015 have been recovered and taken to a mortuary in Misrata for identification and a coroner’s inquest.

The announcement from the investigation bureau of Misrata’s Crime Prevention Department has been confirmed by the Attorney General’s office.

According to the bureau, all the heads were severed, the bodies were dressed in the orange "execution" outfits seen in a video of them being killed, and hands were been tied behind the backs.

Twenty of the murdered men were Egyptian, 13 of them from the same village of al-Our in Egypt’s Minya governorate. The 21st was a sub-Saharan African, believed to be a Ghanaian.

The head of investigations at the Attorney General’s office, Sadek Assour, last week announced that the location where the bodies had been buried had been revealed by one of the IS members during interrogation.

Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Still no fuel for south; Misratan forces believed to be blocking deliveries
[Libya Herald] Sabha and the south are still without fuel despite promises from the fuel depot in Misrata that 100 fuel tankers would arrive 12 days ago.

Fuel tankers drivers had stopped delivering to the south because of attacks and theft by criminal gangs. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Sebha Mayor Hamed Rafeh told the Libya Herald a fortnight ago that there had been an agreement to transport the fuel first from Misrata to Jufra in a military convoy with security provided by Misratan forces and then from Jufra accompanied by a detachment of the Libyan National Army.

Nothing has arrived, although this newspaper was told during the week by a reliable source that 40 tankers had arrived in Jufra from Misrata and were ready to move on to Sebha. They did not travel further south, however, and it appears that the fuel has gone elsewhere.

There is no reason now not to send tankers, Mayor Rafeh said today. The road between Jufra and Sebha was now secured by the LNA and safe.

He said that he had again been promised by the depot there would be a delivery of fuel arriving tomorrow, but he did not believe it. He had had too many promises and nothing had come. He said that although the authorities in Misrata had approved deliveries, he believed others in the city were preventing it.

It is suggested that the problem is with the forces that were forced out of Tamenhint airbase.

Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Clashes in east Tripoli
[Libya Herald] Fighting today in the east Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
district of Arada, near Suq al-Juma, is reported to have left four people dead and 17 others injured, seven of them seriously.

The cause of the festivities, which resulted in locals fleeing the streets and forced to remain indoors, is unclear. According to reports, it was a continuation of fighting that started last night in Ain Zara district further south between the members of the 42nd Battalion and the Abdul Raouf al-Jabari Brigade. The former are based in Ain Zara, the latter in Arada. Both are said to have been legalised by the Presidency Council’s interior ministry.

The Jabari brigade was then counter-attacked today at its headquarters in Arada by the 42nd. A nearby building belonging to economy ministry is said to have been set alight in the fighting.

According to another report, though, the fighting was about drugs dealing. This this has not been confirmed.

The situation is now said to have calmed after Rada (deterrance) forces were sent in to re-establsh order in the district.

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14 Hasm militants arrested in Egypt's Menoufiya: Ministry
[AlAhram] Egypt's interior ministry enjugged
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
on Saturday 14 Lions of Islam in Menoufiya governorate whom it has identified as members of the Lion of Islam group Hasm, an official statement by the ministry's media office said.

The Lion of Islams, who include a leading member of the group, were plotting terrorist attacks against police targets, state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
MENA reported.

Police arrested the suspects during a raid, where they confiscated three shotguns, kabooms, three cycle of violences, and EGP 160,000.

Hasm has grabbed credit for a number of attacks against Egyptian security personnel in recent months, mostly targeting police checkpoints.
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Dozen civilians killed as Saudi jets target residential building in SW Yemen
[Iran Press TV] A dozen civilians have bit the dust and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets targeted a residential area in Yemen's southwestern province of Ta'izz as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.

Local sources told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the military aircraft bombarded a house in the al-Zahari area of the port city of Mukha, situated 346kilometers south of the capital Sana'a, on Saturday afternoon.

The sources added that there were women and kiddies among the victims, noting that people were desperately searching for loved ones trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building.

At least five people were killed and four others maimed on October 2, when Saudi warplanes struck a car as it was travelling along a road in the al-Barh area of Maqbanah district in Ta’izz province.

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...
has been incessantly pounding 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...
since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular 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 ...
Ansarullah movement and reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime.

Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Two Saudi guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two Saudi guards were rubbed out and three others injured on Saturday after a man drove up to the western gate of the royal palace in Jeddah and began shooting, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by state news.

A security front man of the Ministry of the Interior said the attack happened at 3:15 pm local time when a person began shooting at the post from a car.

The shooter was immediately dealt with by the Royal Guard soldiers, resulting in his death.

At least three other officers were maimed during Saturday’s attack.

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...
’s interior ministry has identified the two soldiers killed on Saturday as Agent Sergeant Hammad bin Shallah al-Mutairi and First Soldier Abdullah bin Faisal al-Subaie.

Corporal Walid bin Ali Shami and First soldiers Ahmad Saleh al-Qarni and Abdullah Hindi al-Subaie were maimed in the attack and are receiving necessary treatment.

According to the Interior Ministry's security front man, investigations into the incident identified the shooter as Mansour bin Hassan bin Ali al-Fahid al-Amiri, a 28-year-old Saudi national.

A Kalashnikov gun and thee Molotov bombs were found on his person after the attack.

Speaking to Al Arabiya News Channel, Saudi Interior Ministry Spokesperson Mansour al-Turki confirmed the external guard post was located on a public street. An investigation into the shooter’s motives and links are currently ongoing, he added.

Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [390 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  Now, that's interesting.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2017 11:48 Comments || Top||

#2  after a man drove up to the western gate of the royal palace

What was carried out the Eastern gate?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2017 14:00 Comments || Top||

Britain migrant colonist briefs

‘Filthy’ White Girls to Blame for Their Abuse, Says Wife of Muslim Groomer
1 October
[Breitbart] The wives of convicted Muslim rape gang groomers have said that the young white girls targeted by their husbands are “filthy” and to blame for their own abuse.

Adults Posing as Child Refugees Deprive Vulnerable British Children of Care
29 September
[Breitbart] Vulnerable children in Britain are being deprived of care because resources are being assigned to adult migrant posing as child refugees.

Number of lone child refugees cared for by English councils doubles in four years amid spiralling migration crisis
28 September
[DailyMail] Council chiefs say they are struggling to cope as they care for at leas 4,560 lone child refugees that have arrived in the UK, which is up 134 per cent from the 1,950 in the country in 2013.

Students invite radical Islamic speakers to over 110 events in a year despite the Government's terror crackdown
28 September
[DailyMail] Moazam Begg, the director of Cage, which once described Jihad John as a 'beautiful young man', was among speakers invited to 112 events at universities around Britain.

Girls as young as four are being 'forced' into wearing hijabs in the classroom as part of the compulsory uniform of state-funded Islamic schools, campaigners warn
24 September
[DailyMail] In eight state-funded Islamic schools in England, including three primary schools, the hijab appears to be compulsory, according to research carried out by the National Secular Society. A further 51 private Islamic schools of the 176 surveyed said it is compulsory for female pupils to wear the hijab, reports the Sunday Times, while 18 said wearing it was optional. And on the website of one school it says the face must be covered outside school, not just in class.

From the Daily Mail - immigration:
'I heard knocking - then I saw a face!' Four illegal migrants ask 'Is this England?' as they are hauled out of the ENGINE of a coach bringing British shoppers back from Calais
Four migrants were hauled out of the engine of a coach returning from France after the driver heard knocking and stopped at Beaconsfield services, MailOnline can reveal.

Somali killer who tried to get himself deported the day after stabbing a man to death is jailed for 18 years
Mohamed Abdillahi, 25, and his friends savagely attacked 27-year-old Augustus Fenton ‘like wild animals’ as children made their way home from school in Southall, West London.

Migrants find new back door to Britain: Group are pictured trying to jump aboard lorries arriving at quiet port 200 miles down the coast from Calais
Migrants have been seen pouncing on lorries headed for the port of Ouistreham in Normandy, while others return to Calais in their droves, in an effort to find a passage to the UK.

Ethiopian migrant sneaked into British holidaymaker's car at Channel Tunnel terminal before jumping out at his home in Wales after five-hour journey
Paul Edmunds only realised the man, believed to be Ethiopian, was in the boot of his Nissan Navara when he got home to Caersws, Wales.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [461 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Fairbanks, Glenmore, Bobby, and Frank G -- thank you for your answers to my question yesterday here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2017 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  we might need a North American Colonists breif soon, esp after Edmonton and San Bernadino.
Posted by: 746 || 10/08/2017 12:25 Comments || Top||

#3  I honestly don't get why these invaders aren't treated as they deserve.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/08/2017 13:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Cause we're betrayed by the ruling class who have no will to defend Western Civilization.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2017 20:07 Comments || Top||

European migrant colonist briefs

Eritrean migrant, 23, is jailed for three years for killing her newborn baby and dumping it in a rubbish bin after she said it was conceived when she was raped on her way to Germany
[DailyMail] The newborn baby was found dead in a rubbish bin by two municipality workers in October 2015 at a bus stop in the town of Suelfeld in the Northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Number of migrants trying to sneak in on ferries from Spain soars: More than 1,250 have been caught so far in 2017
[DailyMail] Officials said 1,251 illegal migrants had been caught trying to board ferries from Bilbao in northern Spain to Portsmouth (pictured) in the first eight months of this year.

Swedish court sentences Syrian asylum seeker to prison for posing with war dead
25 September
[Ynet] A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Syrian asylum seeker to eight months in prison after he posed for photos with dead bodies during the conflict in his home country. The man admitted to posing with dead or severely injured people while fighting for the Syrian army in 2014 and that he knew the pictures would be used for propaganda, the district court said. He denied wrongdoing, however, saying he was following orders.

"The man has by his actions exposed the five persons, all of whom were protected under international humanitarian law in armed conflicts, for humiliating or degrading treatment aimed at seriously violating their personal dignity," the court said.

The man sought asylum in Sweden in 2015 and was detained this year after a member of the public sent the photo to the police.

4 men on trial in Germany accused of killings in Syria
25 September
[Ynet] Four asylum-seekers have gone on trial in Germany accused of executing 36 members of the Syrian security forces while they were members of the Nusra Front extremist group. Prosecutors say the four men killed their victims—police officers, security officials and soldiers—at a garbage site in the Syrian city of Tabqa in March 2013. The defendants appeared before Stuttgart's regional court Monday on charges of war crimes, murder and membership in a foreign terrorist organization.

From Breitbart - Europe migrant crisis:
With Highest Jihadist Per Capita Rate in EU, Belgium Moves To Repatriate Children Taken to Islamic State
7 October
The mass retreat of the Islamic State group from its territories in Syria and Iraq has left Europe grappling with the risk of foreign fighters returning home. But in Belgium, authorities are also turning their attention to repatriating children stranded

‘Mafia Effect’ Keeps Islamic Terrorism at Bay in Italy: Report
6 October
Italy has managed to avoid the brutal consequences of Islamist terrorism thanks to its decades-long war on powerful organized crime, according to a new article in the UK-based Economist magazine.

Austrian Police Find 18 Migrants in Back of Truck
5 October
Austrian police say they have arrested a Bulgarian national after 18 migrants were found in the back of his truck during a search on the border with Hungary.

Man Arrested Near Marseille with Kalashnikov Rifle, Ammunition, Rocket-Launcher
5 October
An arsenal of weapons including an anti-tank rocket launcher with a rocket, a Kalashnikov-type rifle, and ammunition were seized by police near Marseille, France, Monday.

Greek Police Arrest Eight Smugglers who Brought in 38 Migrants
1 October
Greek police announced they have arrested eight migrant traffickers who reportedly smuggled 38 migrants through Greece’s land border with Turkey.

OSCE: ‘The Threat of Terrorism Will Occupy Europe For Many, Many Years’
30 September
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world-leading security organisation has warned the spectre of terrorism will continue to haunt Europe for many years to come against an increase in radicalisation in European nations.

Vatican Launches Two-Year Campaign to Provoke a ‘Shift in Thinking’ on Immigration
28 September
Pope Francis launched a two-year campaign Wednesday to educate people about the plight of migrants, and to encourage a more welcoming attitude toward them worldwide.

As Boat Arrivals Slow, EU Set to Create ‘Legal Routes’ for Mass Migration
27 September
The European Union (EU) has announced plans to allow huge numbers of migrants from the third world to migrate legally, now that migrant flows to Italy and Greece have been brought “under control”.

Pope Francis: Jesus Christ Himself Asks Us to Welcome Migrants ‘With Arms Wide Open’
27 September
Pope Francis has once again launched an appeal for greater acceptance of migrants and refugees, insisting that it is Jesus Christ who urges us to welcome them.

Dutch Lorry Firm Stops UK Deliveries Due to Calais Migrant Violence
27 September
A Dutch logistics firm has said they will stop making deliveries to the UK because of the risk of attack by migrants and asylum seekers as trucks pass through Calais.

After Disaster Election, Potential Merkel Coalition Partner Demands Migration Cap
26 September
Potential coalition partners in the new German government are expected to extract a high price from the leading Christian Democrats in return for their cooperation, and fears persist that the country may not be able to form a government at all.

From Breitbart - migrants:
Swedish Lawyer: Majority of Rape Suspects In Cases Are Migrants
7 October
Swedish lawyer Elisabeth Fritz claims that in the majority of rape cases she has had to work on the suspects have been individuals from migrant backgrounds and has called on the government to “lift the lid” on the issue.

Number of Violent Jihadists in Germany up 64 Per Cent to over 1,800
6 October
The German Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution, the country’s domestic intelligence service, claims there are now more than 1,800 violent jihadists in the country and the number continues to grow.

Swiss ‘Sugar Mama’ Faces Jail for Trafficking Younger Migrant Boyfriend
6 October
Swiss national Barbara Schwager, 56, faces potential prison time in Switzerland after she smuggled her 27-year-old illegal migrant boyfriend out of Switzerland to avoid his deportation back to Pakistan. The 56-year-old claims that she wants to marry her much younger partner Nadeem Akram

Migrant Youth Gangs Turn Berlin Area into Borderline No-Go Zone
6 October
The area around the Alexanderplatz metro in Berlin has become a centre for migrant youth gang violence and drugs, leaving the police to lose control and the district to demand more resources to fight the lawlessness.

Migrants Open New Illegal Route to UK Via Normandy
6 October
Illegal migrants are attempting to reach the UK by breaking into lorries leaving from a port in Normandy as security around Calais continues to be tightened.

‘Forcing Migrants on Nations Will Mean the End of the EU’: Polish President
6 October
Brussels’ insistence on ordering European Union (EU) nations to accept third world migrants could lead to the bloc’s break-up, Poland’s president Andrzej Duda has warned.

‘Islam Is Further to the Right Than the Entire Populist Party,’ Says Leftist Filmmaker
6 October
German filmmaker and critic of Islam Samuel Schirmbeck has claimed that intellectuals in the West are totally uncritical of Islam and that the religion is further to the right than the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party could ever be.

Identitarian Activists Donate Goods to Hungarian Border Guards to Congratulate Their Success in Reducing Mass Migration
5 October
Identitarian activists from Austria and Slovenia travelled to Budapest to join Hungarian members of the movement to donate supplies to border officers working along the Hungary-Serbia border.

Swiss Government Admits It Does Not Know True Identities of 90 Per Cent of Asylum Seekers
5 October
Swiss national councillor Simonetta Sommaruga has revealed that the problem of asylum seekers arriving into the country with no papers is so extensive that the government does not know the true identities of nine out of 10 migrants.

EU: ‘Illegal Migrants in Morocco Have European Union Refugee Rights’
4 October
The European Court of Human Rights has made a landmark ruling that migrants who cross border fences which are still outside European Union territory have ‘rights as refugees’ – meaning Spanish authorities will no longer be allowed to return illegal immigrants to Morocco who storm border fences at the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

Psychiatrist Warns of ‘Time Bomb’ in Germany: ‘Today’s Migrants Are Not Integrable’
3 October
A psychiatrist has warned that Germany faces a “time bomb” as a result of the mass migration of young men who have “crazy potential for aggression”.

Left-Wing Politician Guilty of Trafficking 24 Migrants
2 October
A Left-wing Swiss politician has been sentenced in court for illegally smuggling 24 African migrants into the country.

Swiss City Votes to Greatly Reduce Money Benefits Paid to Failed Asylum Seekers
28 September
The people of the canton of Zürich, Switzerland, have voted to greatly reduce failed asylum seeker social benefits which could see the canton save as much as 10 million Swiss Francs (£7.6 million).

Ghanaian Migrant Who Raped Camping German in Front of Her Boyfriend Calls Victim a ‘Prostitute’
28 September
The Ghanaian migrant accused of raping a German student whilst threatening to kill her boyfriend if he intervened has branded his victim a “prostitute” in court.

70 Per Cent of Italians Say Country Has Too Many Migrants, Want ‘Strong Leader to Defend People’
27 September
Seven out of ten Italians believe there are too many migrants in their country, and some 67 per cent think “a strong leader is needed to defend the people”, according to a new poll.

Italian TV Broadcasts Alleged Footage of ‘Save the Children’ Working with People Smugglers
26 September
Italian television programme Matrix has shown footage of what they claim is of members of the pro-migrant rescue NGO Save the Children cooperating with people traffickers.

Almost Half of Crimes in Berlin Committed by Migrants
25 September
Almost half of the individuals suspected of a recorded crime in Berlin last year were individuals who don’t have a German passport, the latest police statistics show.

Asylum Seeker Who Tried To Kill Wife With Axe in Sweden Found In Austria
24 September
A 39-year-old Somalian asylum seeker who fled Sweden after attempting to kill his wife with an axe has been found and arrested in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The 39-year-old Somalian had carried out the attack on his wife in

Asylum Seeker Faces Life Sentence for Killing Female ‘Refugee Helper’
24 September
A 27-year-old Nigerian migrant in on trial for killing refugee helper Soopika P. earlier this year and prosecutors in the case have demanded he face a life sentence.

Migrant Ikea Killer Demands Permission to Leave Prison So He Can Visit McDonald’s
24 September
Failed Eritrean asylum seeker Abraham Ukbagabir, who murdered a woman and her son in an Ikea in Västerås, Sweden, is now demanding he be let out of prison temporarily so he can visit McDonald’s and do some shopping.

Danish Prime Minister Warns of the Emergence of Muslim Parallel Societies, No-Go Zones
22 September
Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has warned that his country may be seeing a rise of Muslim “parallel societies” and no-go zones and has promised to take steps against them.
Thanks TW. Excellent 'replacement citizen' rundown.
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Home Front: WoT
Doctor accused in NYC terror plots nabbed in Philippines
[AyPee] A Filipino doctor accused of plotting terrorist attacks in the U.S. was incarcerated
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
months ago in the Philippines for alleged involvement in kidnappings and beheadings blamed on pro-ISIS bad boys.

Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras said that a Philippine court is considering a request that Russell Salic be extradited to face terrorism financing complaints. U.S. officials said Friday that they disrupted a plot by Salic and two other ISIS sympathizers to carry out attacks at various New York City locations, including concert venues, subway stations and Times Square in the summer of 2016.

Even if the U.S. extradition request is granted, the Department of Justice in Manila would have to decide whether to let Salic face criminal complaints in the Philippines first or be allowed to be flown to the U.S. to answer those terror allegations.

Paras said, "The U.S. can also request for a temporary surrender of Salic to its custody, but it's in our options to require him to face criminal complaints here first."

Salic is accused of sending money to help finance the planned attacks, according to U.S. court documents. He allegedly told an undercover FBI agent that his ultimate goal was to join the ISIS in Syria but that "it would be a great pleasure if we can slaughter" people in New York.

One of the defendants, Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, was arrested after traveling from Canada to New Jersey in May 2016 to stage the attacks. An American suspect, Talha Haroon, was arrested last year in Pakistain.

Haroon's extradition was halted in March by a Pakistain court. At the time, Haroon's lawyer Tariq Asad said that his client's father, Haroon Rashid, told the court that his son is innocent and that his life would be in danger if he is extradited to the U.S. where President Trump has "biased and prejudiced policy against the Moslems."

Filipino state prosecutors say Salic was taken into custody around April of this year for alleged involvement in the abduction of six sawmill workers, two of whom were later beheaded, in the southern Philippine town of Butig in Lanao del Sur province in 2016. The kidnappings and beheadings have been blamed on the Maute group.
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#1  Another Philippine connection.
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Four 'terrorists' killed in Karachi shootout: 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 Saturday said they rubbed out four 'terrorists' belonging to Al Qaeda in the Subcontinent (AQIS) after a raid turned on a house on the Northern Bypass turned into a full-fledged shootout.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar said police had acted on a tip-off from an intelligence agency to apprehend suspects involved in various terrorism-related incidents in Karachi when they encountered them near the Northern Bypass.

"In a shoot-out with the police, four terrorists, including the notorious Ibraham, aka Afia, were killed," SSP Anwar said.

A sniper rifle and three pistols were recovered from the suspects.

"The hard boyz were wanted for an attack on the Rangers in Korangi No 5 and a deadly grenade attack on police personnel in Awami Colony," the police official said.

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9 ISIS suicide bombers die in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Nine Islamic State suicide attackers were killed in northern Salahuddin, Interior Ministry said.

Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, Interior Ministry’s spokesperson, said in a statement on Saturday, “nine IS suicide bombers were killed, today, by police of the eastern side of Shirqat, north of Salahuddin, while combing Shatei’ al-Jadar village.”

Federal Police announced, late September, liberation of eastern Shirqat, the group’s holdout in north of the province. 225 militants had been killed since the launch of operations in Shirqat.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and the Joint Operations Command announced launch of first phase of operations to liberate Hawija and western Shirqat. Federal Police, Rapid Response and the pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) took part in the attack, according to the command.
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Baghdadi LT, 5 others die in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State member, known to be close to the group’s supreme leader, was killed along with several snipers in an airstrike in southwest of Kirkuk, a local source said.

“The leader in charge of training the group’s snipers, known as Abu Abdullah al-Tajiki, along with other snipers, were killed in an airstrike in a village in north of Hawija,” the source told AlSumaria News on Saturday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, “al-Tajiki is one of the front line leaders. He was known to be close to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group’s leader. He was in charge of the snipers brigade in Nineveh.”

Iraqi joint troops killed 385 IS members, including five snipers, as Hawija Operations Command announced accomplishing targets of the second phase of operations earlier on the day. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared on Thursday liberation of Hawija. The second phase of the offensive was launched in late September.

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More Mosul Moslem Mayhem

2 die in Mosul car bomb attack

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians died Friday when a leftover explosive device went off northwest of Mosul, sources told Iraqi channel Dijlah TV.

The source said the blast occurred at Soni in Sinjar region.

Meanwhile, Alghad Press said two suspected Islamic State militants were arrested in eastern Mosul while taking snaps of the region’s with their cell phones.

The website quoted Rahman al-Obaidi, a memberr of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), saying that the pair was arrested taking photos of al-Nour district.

Iraqi government forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMFs, declared the recapture of Mosul early July, ending nearly nine months of offensives to recapture the group’s former capital.
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Diyala Daily Devastation Digest

ISIS Big Turban dies in airstrike near al-Waqf basin

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A prominent Islamic State leader, who has been known for transferring of the group’s weapons and explosives, was killed in aerial shelling in northeast of Diyala, a local source said.

“One of IS main members who used to transfer the weapons, explosives and medicines to the group, was killed in the evening in aerial shelling that targeted his vehicle, which he was driving, along with a close aide, to transfer anti-tank weapons on the road between Bouthja and Kuseiba villages at the outskirts of al-Waqf basin, northeast of Diyala,” the source told Alghad Press on Friday.

The militant, according to the source, used to carry out terrorist crimes for Al-Qaeda.

Earlier on the day, airstrikes targeted an IS haven in northeast of the province.

“Fighter jet shelled a pivotal IS haven in al-Waqf basin,” the source said. “The airstrike was accurate. News indicate death and injury of several militants who were inside.”

Attacks launched by Islamic State militants against security troops, the pro-government forces and civilians surged over the past few weeks in northeast of Diyala, which urge the Iraqi forces to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.

Iraqi airstrikes turn 6 ISIS Bad Guys into a fine, red mist

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Six Islamic State members, including a leader, were killed in airstrikes by the Iraqi army and U.S.-led Coalition jets in northeast of Diyala, according to sources on Saturday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, “Coalition jets launched in the evening two airstrikes that targeted a secret headquarters for IS cells at the outskirts of al-Leheib village, located in al-Zor basin, northeast of Diyala.”

“The shelling fully destroyed the headquarter, which turned out to be a rest house,” the source said. “The two airstrikes left five militants, including a leader, who were in a meeting, killed.”

Earlier on the day, Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, commander of the Dijla Operations Command, said an IS militant was killed in army airstrike.

“Army bombarded a pivotal target on the agricultural road between Bouthja and Kuseiba villages, killing an IS member,” Azzawi told AlSumaria News.

Earlier on the day, Iraqi troops regained full control on mountains that stretch out between Diyala and Kirkuk provinces, retaking areas between Zgheitoun bridge reaching until al-Fatha bridge, an area that stretches out 45 kilometers with depth of 15 kilometers.
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Anbar Antix

ISIS Big Turban, 5 others smoked in Iraqi airstrike

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A senior Islamic State leader was killed in an airstrike by the international coalition in western Anbar, a security source from the province said.

“The airstrike targeted an IS headquarters in the desert of Qaim leaving Majid Mete’b Ojail al-Mahallawi, and five of his guards killed,” the source told Alghad Press on Friday. “Mahallawi pledged allegiance to the group in 2006. He took part in the first attack against Fallujah as well as the operations in Mosul and Qaim, where he settled.”

“Mahallawi kidnapped and tortured a lot of police and army personnel in Qaim after the group took control on it. He also recruited many youth in Iraq and Syria,” the source added.

On Thursday, the U.S.-led Coalition pounded IS locations in Qaim killing five militants.

Anbar’s western towns of Qaim and Rawa have been 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 2015 and 2016.

Iraqi army announced the total recapture of the town of Annah, hours after recapturing neighboring Rayhana area, last month. Troops also liberated Akashat region, between Rutba town, on borders with Jordan, and Qaim, on borders with Syria.

3 ISIS suicide bombers die in Annah

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three suicide attackers were killed as they attempted infiltration into a train station in west of Anbar, the military media reported.

“The Jazeera Operations Command managed to kill three suicide bombers who attempted infiltration into al-Feheimi train station, south of Annah,” the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell reported on Saturday.

Military operations have been ongoing to comb liberated regions in western Anbar.

Iraqi army announced the total recapture of Annah, hours after recapturing neighboring Rayhana area, in September. Troops also liberated Akashat region, between Rutba town, on borders with Jordan, and Qaim, on borders with Syria.

40 ISIS Bad Guys die in 3 Iraqi airstrikes near Qaim

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Forty-six Islamic State militants, including leaders, were killed in three airstrikes carried out by Iraqi fighter jets in Anbar, Interior Ministry said.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the ministry said “the first airstrike a meeting for IS military leaders in al-Jamaheer district in Qaim, as they were planning to target each of Baghdad and Najaf. The airstrike totally destroyed the location, killing 20 militants, some of whom were leaders of the so-called Baghdad, Al-Furat and Anbar states and wounding others.”

Among the main killed members, according to the statement, were “Abu Tareq, the military emir of the so-called Baghdad State. He used to be a former officer. He was close aid of the group’s supreme leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He planned for several operations in Baghdad including Karrada operation in 2016.”

The second airstrike left “a booby-trapping workshop in al-Furat district, Qaim, destroyed, which exploded three vehicles and killed 12 experts, including booby-trapping experts of several nationalities.”

The third airstrike “targeted a rest house of suicide attackers of the so-called Baghdad State in Qaim,” the statement said. “13 militants were killed, while others were wounded.”
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

2 die in separate incidents in Baghdad province

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two persons were killed, while eight others were wounded in a bomb blast and armed attack in south and west of Baghdad, a security source said.

“A civilian was killed, while six others were wounded as a bomb, placed near a market, exploded in al-Zidan village in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today on Saturday.

Moreover, the source, who asked to remain anonymous, said “unknown gunmen opened fire against a civilian in al-Sihha district in al-Dora, south of Baghdad.” The victim was immediately killed.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

The total figure of September’s casualties marked an increase from the figure in August, which reached 297 Iraqis dead and wounded.

While most of of the explosions and attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

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Hamas claims to arrest senior Islamic State leaders in Gaza
[IsraelTimes] Terror group is mending relations with Egypt, which is fighting a bitter conflict with IS in the Sinai

Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, forces in the Gazoo Strip have tossed in the slammer
Please don't kill me!
four senior 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....
members, including the group’s leader in the coastal enclave, the terror group said Saturday.

"This morning, security forces arrested Nour Issa, 27, who is a leader of the deviant thought movement and is from Bureij Camp in central Gazoo, along with others," a Hamas source said, using a phrase routinely used to refer to jihadists, including IS.

The internal security service confirmed on its Facebook page that it had made a number of arrests.

"One of the leaders of the deviant thought has been arrested along with others," it said, without giving a name.

Issa and three others were holding a meeting in the house of one of the members in the southern Gazoo city of Rafah when they were arrested. A large stash of weapons were also found, Hebrew media reports said.

Hamas has run Gazoo for a decade but it has been challenged by small hardline factions, some of them inspired by IS, who advocate a stricter, Salafist interpretation of Islam.

Some have carried out sporadic rocket attacks into Israel in defiance of an informal truce agreed by Hamas.

In August, a jacket wallah allegedly linked to IS killed a Hamas guard in southern Gazoo along the border with Egypt, in a rare attack against the Islamists.

The arrests also come amid attempts by Hamas and the Fatah party to resolve a decade-long split and see the Paleostinian Authority return to rule over Gazoo. Talks are set to continue in Egypt next week.

Egypt has been key to facilitating the deal after Hamas and Cairo mended long-strained ties.

Relations between Hamas and Egypt were hampered, particularly over Hamas’ support for Islamic forces of Evil fighting Egypt in the Sinai and Hamas ties to the Moslem Brüderbund.

As part of the rapprochement, Hamas has been trying to convince Egypt that it is a reliable security partner. It has deployed more troops along the border with Egypt’s northern Sinai region, where the Egyptian military is battling the so-called "Sinai Province" of IS.

Hamas also recently made a gesture toward Egypt with a new policy document that dropped its longtime association with the Moslem Brüderbund and identified itself as a Paleostinian movement fighting only against what it calls Israeli occupation.

Egypt also controls the enclave’s southern border, which is mostly closed for the 2 million residents of Gazoo as part of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade. Israel and Egypt have enforced the blockade, citing security reasons, since the Hamas terror group seized control of Gazoo a decade ago.

Hamas previously had close cooperation with IS.

Hamas had refused to crack down on smuggling by IS through tunnels run by its members under the Gazoo-Sinai border. Instead, the Paleostinian terror group has looked to this activity as a source of income, taxing imports.
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Southeast Asia
Malaysia arrests eight Abu Sayyaf terror suspects
[Channel NewsAsia] Eight suspected militants, including those with alleged links to Abu Sayyaf and Islamic State, have been arrested in anti-terror raids, Malaysian police said on Saturday. The arrests were made in the states of Sabah, Selangor and Perak, between September 27 and October 6.

In the first series of arrests in Sabah, two Malaysians, two Filipinos and a Filipino with Malaysian permanent residency are accused of helping Abu Sayyaf rebels infiltrate Malaysia through Sabah. The raid is a follow-up to the arrests of Abu Sayyaf suporters on September 14, when seven Filipinos were arrested, according to Inspector-General of Police Mohamed Fuzi Harun.

In a separate raid on October 1, an Albanian man was arrested in Selangor for allegedly communicating with IS militants overseas. The 35-year-old is a guest lecturer at a local public university.

As for the remaining two suspects, they were previously arrested for terror links in 2013. One of them had allegedly tried to recruit inmates from Tapah prison in Perak for an unnamed terror group. A former Internal Security Act detainee, he had also planned to launch attacks at places of worship belonging to Muslims, Christians and Hindus. The suspect also withheld information about a Tandzim Al-Qaeda Malaysia (TAQM) militant, who is on the run.

The last suspect is a 37-year-old who is believed to have recruited two Malaysians to join TAQM.
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Syrian Army Combat Summary
Syrian Army units concluded their military operations in the eastern countryside of Homs province after reclaiming an area of 1,800 square kilometers and eliminating the last gathering for ISIL in the area.

A military source told SANA that army units concluded their military operations in the eastern countryside of Homs after eliminating the last gathering for ISIS in the area and liberating an area of 1,800 square kilometers.

The source said that the operations also resulted in restoring security and stability to tens of towns, villages, and farms, in addition to eliminating hundreds of terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.

Earlier, SANA’s correspondent in Deir Ezzor said that army units operating in Deir Ezzor province advanced further in the efforts to uproot ISIL in the southeastern countryside of the province by eliminating many terrorists in the western outskirts of al-Mayadeen town.

He said that army units clashed on Friday with terrorists from ISIL in the western outskirts of al-Mayadeen, which resulted in killing many terrorists and inflicting heavy losses in equipment on the terror organization.

The correspondent added that army units established control over the brad production plant at the town’s outskirts after eliminating the ISIS terrorists who were barricaded inside it after they covered it to a weapons and ammo depot.

Source: SANA
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Report: 3 arrested in Lebanon for allegedly colluding with Israel
[Ynet] The Lebanese General Security Directorate jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
three Lebanese nationals suspected of collusion with Israel, reported Lebanese paper al-Akhbar.

The three transferred information to the Mossad, the report said, whereas the group's operator was a Lebanese man residing in Israel.

One of the suspects admitted to acting on behalf of the Mossad while he was being interrogated, and electronic equipment and a computer were seized at his home, the newspaper's account concluded.
An Nahar adds:
The security operation, which began with the arrest of two suspects in Burj al-Barajneh and Hadath, was completed Friday evening with the arrest of a third suspect in the town of Deir Qoubel, it added.

According to information, “one of the suspects identified as Abbas S. has confessed to have knowingly assisted the Mossad. Another suspect, a teacher, told interrogators that he was communicating with the Israeli enemy for amusement,” added the daily.
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Russia strikes kill 120 IS group fighters, over 60 'foreign mercenaries' in Syria: Moscow
[AlAhram] Some 120 Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow said on Saturday.

"A command post of the gunnies and up to 80 (IS group) fighters including nine natives of the Northern Caucasus were destroyed in the area of Mayadeen," the ministry said, adding some 40 IS fighters were killed around the town of Albu Kamal.

As a result of an air strike more than 60 foreign mercenaries from the former Soviet Union, Tunisia, and Egypt were killed south of Deir Ezzor.

The ministry said the "large numbers of foreign mercenaries" were coming into the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal from Iraq.

Mayadeen is one of the Islamic State group's last bastions in Syria.

The advances against IS group in Deir Ezzor have cost a heavy civilian corpse count from Russian and coalition air raids.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian air strikes on Thursday night killed 14 people, including three children, fleeing across the Euphrates on rafts near Mayadeen.

Russia has not acknowledged any civilian deaths from its strikes since it intervened in Syria in 2015, and dismisses the Observatory's reporting as biased.

Moscow has been carrying out air strikes in support of its ally Damascus targeting both IS in Deir Ezzor province and rival jihadists led by al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate in Idlib province in the northwest.
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#1  Of course the article blames civilian deaths on the airstrikes and not Is is hiding behind them.
Posted by: Chris || 10/08/2017 9:16 Comments || Top||

#2  But what about the puppies and kittys.

I wonder what would be said if Trump had done that, or Oblamo.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/08/2017 13:35 Comments || Top||

Turkey starting 'serious operation' in Syria's Idlib says Erdogan
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
said on Saturday that it and Syrian rebel groups it backs are starting a military operation in Syria's Idlib, where a jihadist alliance is blocking efforts to impose a truce between turbans and the Syrian government.

Idlib and surrounding areas of northwest Syria are among the largest bastions for rebel groups fighting Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
, but have increasingly fallen under the sway of jihadist bully boy factions.

Ottoman Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the operation, part of a de-escalation deal agreed between Turkey, Iran and Russia, will involve Syrian rebel groups crossing into Idlib supported by Ottoman Turkish soldiers from inside Turkey's borders.

"There's a serious operation in Syria's Idlib today and it will continue," Erdogan said in a speech to his AK Party.

"Now this step has been taken, and it is underway," he said, adding that Ottoman Turkish forces were not yet involved and that it was a rebel operation so far.

Russia, an ally of Assad, is backing the operation from the air, he said.

Much of Idlib is controlled by the jihadist Tahrir al-Sham alliance, spearheaded by a former al Qaeda affiliate that changed its name last year from the Nusra Front.

"We will never allow a terror corridor along our borders in Syria," Erdogan said. "We will continue to take other initiatives after the Idlib operation."

Tahrir al-Sham has pledged to keep fighting Syrian government forces and their allies, casting doubt on the de-escalation agreement, but Ankara has worked to lure snuffies from it and two groups have defected from the jihadist alliance.

Turkey launched an incursion into Syria further east of Idlib last year, backing Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) groups in the Euphrates Shield operation against 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....
and Kurdish groups.

The FSA groups supported by Turkey are now ready to enter Idlib, Mustafa Sejari, a bigwig in the Liwa al-Mutasem group said.

"The Free Syrian Army with support from Ottoman Turkish troops is in full readiness to enter the area but until this moment there is no movement," he said.

Erdogan said last month that Turkey would deploy troops in Idlib province as part of the de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia in August.

Another FSA rebel in the Euphrates Shield campaign told Rooters he believed an incursion into northwest Syria was imminent.

The Hamza Brigade, also part of Euphrates Shield, posted video online of what it said was a convoy of its forces heading for Idlib.

Residents near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey in Syria sent Rooters photographs of what they said was a section of the frontier wall being removed by the Ottoman Turkish authorities.

Idlib's population has ballooned to at least two million as thousands of civilians and combatants have left areas seized by the Syrian army in other parts of the country, with the help of Russian jets and Iran-backed militias.
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#1  This has to do with a valley and a pass that communicates between Turkey and Syria. I do not know the names. But given the geography it is high-prize strategic. Wish I could be more specific. It also involves the Syrian Kurds, who are just east of it. Again, wish I could be more specific. A relief or contour map of the area would show the geography = strat-comms.

Turkey and Russia agreeing on partitioning Syria. USA and Russia have been doing parallel in re Syria. Those talks should be formalized. Russia has strategic interests with Turkey in the area but not globally, where she does have strategic interests with USA. Ergo, to Russia, USA is a far more valuable strategic partner than Turkey ever can be, especially with Turkey decimating her military command structures.

With Luck, all four Kurd groups, or at least three of them, sit with the big boys (USA, Russia and India) to draw the sovereignty boundaries in MENA.
Posted by: TopRev || 10/08/2017 14:06 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

Iraqi militia finds 5 mass graves

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have seized several mass graves containing relics of civilians and security personnel in southwest of Kirkuk.

The media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said in a statement on Saturday, “troops ran into ten mass graves containing relics of security personnel and civilians who were executed by Islamic State in southwest of Hawija.”

The troops, according to the statement, “coordinate with specialized teams to check the relics and identify them.”

Some of the relics were for women and children, he added.

On Thursday, PMFs said two other mass graves were found containing relics of security personnel and civilians in Hawija. Troops recently ran into three mass graves at the villages of Abu Sakhra and al-Therban, also southwest of Hawija, as operations proceeded to clear the town.

The United Nations said last week that nearly 78,000 people could still be trapped in their homes.

Late September, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and the Joint Operations Command announced beginning of the second phase of Hawija offensive.

According to Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell, 557 IS militants were killed, while more than 100 villages and regions were liberated during the first phase, which launched on September 24th.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2017-10-08
  Two Saudi guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah
Sat 2017-10-07
  Driver 'deliberately mows down pedestrians' outside London Museum
Fri 2017-10-06
  Iraqi premier claims victory against Islamic State in Hawija
Thu 2017-10-05
  3 Special Forces Troops Killed and 2 Are Wounded in an Ambush in Niger
Wed 2017-10-04
  Daesh defense line collapses in Hawijah as Iraqi forces liberate more villages
Tue 2017-10-03
  Key ISIS member Qari Zahid killed in US drone strike in East of Afghanistan
Mon 2017-10-02
  Terror Attack in Las Vegas - Mass Shooting - Updated 50+ dead, 400+ wounded
Sun 2017-10-01
  Kurdish secession bid in Iraq threat to entire region: Hezbollah chief
Sat 2017-09-30
  Islamic State sets oil wells on fire, urges militants evacuate villages in Hawija
Fri 2017-09-29
  Lebanon Military Tribunal sentences Takfiri preacher to death
Thu 2017-09-28
  Al-Qaeda leadership, dozens of jihadists wiped out by Russian missile strike in Idlib
Wed 2017-09-27
  Palestinians admitted Interpol membership
Tue 2017-09-26
  US drone targets ISIS vehicle in Nangarhar leaving 5 dead
Mon 2017-09-25
  Tennessee Church Shooter Suspect Identified As 25-Year-Old From Sudan
Sun 2017-09-24
  Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

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