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Report: U.S. Coalition Cuts Islamic State Revenues over 90 Percent
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Afghanistan
Afghan officials: US drone kills 14 IS in Kunar province
[Ynet] Afghan officials say a US dronezap has killed 14 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 faceless myrmidons in a remote area in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
Abdul Ghani Musamim, front man for the provincial governor, said on Saturday that the strike took place on Thursday afternoon in the Chawkay district. He says it targeted a meeting of IS commanders planning for a terrorist attack. The government has no control of the remote area where Afghanistan's IS affiliate has managed to establish a presence.

However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
politician Shazada Shaheed rejected the report, claiming the victims of the strike were civilians.

Karzai reacts at alleged civilian casualties in Kunar airstrike

[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The former Afghanistan's Caped President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
reacted at the alleged civilian casualties in an Arclight airstrike in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
Afghanistan.

The office of the former president in a statement, the former president has strongly condemned the deaths of the civilians in a US Arclight airstrike in Kunar province.

The statement further added that the former president has called the Arclight airstrike in Sawki district a crime against humanity and against all international values and norms.

Karzai also expressed concerns regarding the growing civilian casualties in Afghanistan and called on government leaders to show a strong reaction regarding their violations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Key Hezb-e-Islami prisoner stabbed to death in Kabul prison
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key member of the Hezb-e-Islami imprisoned in Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul has been stabbed to death, the party said Saturday.

According to a statement by the cultural department of Hezb-e-Islami, the Hezb-e-Islami member Mawlavi Mohammad Waziri was stabbed to death by another prisoner in the jail.

The statement further added that Mawlavi Wazir was originally a resident of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province and was a key ally of the Hezb-e-Islami who was serving in the prison.

Mawlavi Wazir was initially injured in the attack and departed this vale of tears after he was taken to the clinic for the treatment.

The party accuses certain guards of the prison and other prisoners in the attack in Mawlavi Wazir.

According to Hezb-e-Islami, another person was also maimed in the attack.

According to reports, scores of prisoners belonging to Hezb-e-Islami are currently serving in the key jails of the country, including the central Pul-e-Charkhiprison.

Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar

#1  oh darn. Pass the bacon?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/15/2017 9:42 Comments || Top||


Foreigners among several ISIS militants killed, wounded in Nangarhar operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Several Lions of Islam affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, including some foreigners were killed in the latest counter-terrorism in 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.

The provincial police commandment of Nangarhar in a statement said the operations were conducted in Haska Mina district, jointly by the Afghan national defense and security forces.

The statement further added that the Lions of Islam were targeted in Gagar and Payeen areas of the district, leaving six of them dead and two others maimed.

The operations were conducted with the support of the Air Power, the police commandment said, adding that two foreigners were among those killed.

No further details were given regarding the identities of the foreign murderous Moslems and it is yet not clear to which county they belong to.

However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
the majority of the imported muscle of the terror group are comprised of the Pak nationals who have travelled mainly from Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
In the meantime, the police commandment of Nangarhar said the local residents and security personnel have not suffered any casualties in the operations.

According to the police commandment, the operations against the terrorist groups were launched several days ago and are being taken forward by the Afghan army, commandos, national police, border police, and local police forces along with the intelligence operatives.

Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban leader among 5 killed as A-29s pound their hideouts in Mirza Olang
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five Talibs were killed in the Arclight airstrikes of the Afghan Air Force in northern Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan national army in the North said the A-29 fighter planes pounded the hideouts of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bully boyz in Mirza Olang area of Sayad district.

According to the Shaheen Corps, a local leader of the group identified as Mullah Syed Ahmad was among those killed.

At least two Taliban bully boyz were critically maimed in the Arclight airstrikes, the Shaheen Corps added.

The Taliban bully boyz group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [432 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  this is at least the 10th time I've read of a successful operation led by Afghans using the A-29

as long as the Taliban don't have an effective SAM, the Afghan Air Force will be worth something
Posted by: lord garth || 10/15/2017 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  I always thought lower tech might work fine in uncivilised lands
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/15/2017 19:03 Comments || Top||


Taliban captures key sector in Sar-e- Pul
Mirza Olang valley of Sar-e-Pul province has once again fallen to the Taliban, provincial council officials said on Saturday.

Mohammad Noor Rahmani, the head of the Sar-e-Pul provincial council, said that Taliban carried out an attack on Thursday night in the Sayyad district of the province and took control of the valley.

However, General Khalil Dastyar, police chief of Sar-e-Pul said the Afghan security forces that were in the district made a tactical withdrawal.

Dastyar also said the Afghan security forces intend to conduct an operation in the Mirza Olang valley.

This comes after Mirza Olang Valley fell to the Taliban and Daesh in August. Following the collapse, insurgents targeted civilians and killed around 50 villagers.

Taliban however rejected the claims.
Posted by: badanov || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Car Bombs Kill At Least 22 In Somalia’s Capital Mogadishu
[RADIOSHABELLE] Two boom-mobiles in separate parts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said.

The first kaboom ‐ in the city’s K5 Junction area which is lined with government offices, hotels, and restaurants ‐ destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire.

"We know that at least 20 civilians are dead while dozens of others are maimed," said Abdullahi Nur, a police officer who was in the area.

"The corpse count will surely rise. We are still busy transporting casualties," he said, adding that there were bodies under the rubble.

About two hours later, a second blast took place in the city’s Madina district.

"It was a boom-mobile. Two non-combatants were killed, " Siyad Farah, a police major, told Rooters, adding that a suspect had been caught on suspicion of planting explosives.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although the Islamist al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
group has carried out regular attacks

The al Qaeda-allied group is waging an insurgency to topple the weak U.N.-backed government and its 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...
allies and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam.

Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Moroccan police break up Islamic State cell planning attacks: Ministry
[AlAhram] Moroccan authorities said on Saturday they had dismantled a cell linked to 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) holy warriors that was active in eight towns and cities and was planning terrorist operations.

Eleven people were locked away
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
Security forces detained the alleged criminal mastermind of the cell in a safe house in Fez, where they found guns and a large quantity of bullets, materials for making suicide belts, nails and electric wires, according to a statement from the interior ministry.

Police also found chemical products that could be used for making explosives, and a "suspicious car", the statement said. It said one of the suspects was an explosives expert.

Those arrested were "planning to carry out dangerous terrorist operations targeting sensitive sites, at the instigation of ISIS (IS) coordinators", it said.

Moroccan authorities say they have dismantled dozens of Islamist Death Eater cells since 2002, including about 50 with alleged links to IS.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram Fighters Surrender in Northern Cameroon
[AnNahar] Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...

After spending two years with Boko Haram, the men decided to flee with their families and hand themselves in, according to several men who had surrendered and spoke to journalists at a ceremony in the town of Mozogo on Friday.

A total of nearly 400 people originally from Cameroon -- 58 men, 86 women and 244 children -- said they had been taken hostage by Boko Haram fighters during attacks on their villages and taken to Nigeria, where they were forced to join the jihadist group.

The men told news hounds they had fought for Boko Haram and were laying down their arms of their own will.

They surrendered at the border with Nigeria to a village vigilante group formed to combat the jihadists. The vigilantes then handed them over to the authorities.

Ousmane Kouila, head of the group, said they had been out on patrol in the border area when they met the fleeing Boko Haram fighters. "They said they were returning, and that they were surrendering," he said.

The local governor went to meet them and ordered them to be moved away from the border to avoid any reprisals by Boko Haram.

"We are counting on them to also convince others who are hesitating (to surrender) and there are a lot of them they tell us," said Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of the Far North region.

Authorities would provide the escapees with psychological help, he said.

"They have been through brainwashing, perhaps also having taken an oath on the Koran or made a blood pact," the governor said, adding they needed help with "all they must have endured" in the hands of Boko Haram.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  A new strategy?
Mass groups across the region surrendering to overwhelm the local containment facilities?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/15/2017 14:37 Comments || Top||

#2  More like they ran out of food and hunger forced them to surrender.

At least that's one of my guesses as I'm not too familiar with the situation in Nigeria/Cameroon.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 10/15/2017 15:01 Comments || Top||


Britain
Iran reportedly behind cyber attack on British lawmakers
[Ynet] Iran carried out a cyber attack on British politicians earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident.

The report came the day after Britannia joined other European countries in warning the United States against harming a nuclear deal with Iran.

Britannia was hit by a worldwide "sustained and determined" cyber attack in June, designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service.

The Times said that the attack was Iran’s first significant cyber attack on a British target after the hack was initially blamed on Russia.

Britannia’s National Cyber Security Center was not immediately available for comment.
"I can say no more!"
and nor did the Iranian government.

While the motive for the attack has not yet been established, the hackers were not seeking simple financial profit, The Times said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia's Defense Minister to begin first official visit to Israel
Sergei Shoigu will land in Israel on Monday for meetings with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his first visit to the Jewish state since becoming Russia’s defense minister in 2012.

Just days before Liberman flies to Washington to meet Defense Secretary James Mattis for talks on Iran and other regional issues, the meetings with Shoigu are expected to cover the cooperation between Russia and Israel and continued military coordination over Syria, as well as the Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country and transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah by Tehran through Damascus.

Moscow intervened in the Syrian conflict in September 2015, and officials from Israel and Russia meet regularly to discuss the deconfliction mechanism implemented over Syria to avoid accidental clashes.

Russia, which views Iran as a key player in resolving the crisis in Syria, has repeatedly emphasized the importance of the role the Islamic Republic plays in the war-torn country.

As the war in Syria seems to be winding down in President Bashar Assad’s favor due to Moscow’s intervention, Israel fears that Iran will help Hezbollah produce accurate precision-guided missiles and help Hezbollah and other Shi’ite militias to strengthen their foothold in the Golan Heights.

Netanyahu has publicly criticized a US-Russian cease-fire deal in Syria, saying it does not include any provisions to stop Iranian expansion in the area. Russia is reported to have rejected a request from Jerusalem for a 60-kilometer buffer zone between the Golan Heights and any Iranian-backed militias in Syria, agreeing only to make sure that no Shi’ite fighter comes within five kilometers of Israel.

Following Shoigu’s visit, Liberman will leave Wednesday night for a four-day trip to the United States ‐ his fifth meeting with Mattis since the general assumed his role as defense secretary in the Trump administration. During their last meeting, the two discussed issues such as the war in Syria and the threats posed by Iran.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2017 12:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:


Four IS supporters nabbed in Dagestan
Four supporters of the Islamic State have been detained on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in Dagestan, Russia's NAC said. The detained men, all natives of Dagestan, were held in Moscow and the republic's capital of Makhachkala on Friday and Saturday, said a statement issued by the National Anti-terrorism Committee on Saturday.

The four suspects confessed that they had contacts with IS emissaries and planned terrorist attacks with home-made bombs and other weapons in crowded places, according to the statement.
Posted by: ryuge || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
Belgium Charges Man Over 2016 Airport Bombing
[Breitbart] Belgian authorities say they have charged a man with terror offenses linked to the deadly suicide kaboom on the Brussels airport in March 2016.

The Federal Prosecutor’s office said Wednesday that a Belgian national identified as 39-year-old Brahim T. was charged with "participation in the activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murder, attempted terrorist murder," either in a direct role or as an accomplice.

He is scheduled to appear in a Brussels court within five days.

Belgium has been on high alert since suicide kaboomers killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and a subway station on March 22 last year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Awfully nice of the Belgian authorities to get around to it.
Remember Jacqueline Galant?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/15/belgian-transport-minister-jacqueline-galant-brussels-airport-security
Posted by: DooDahMan || 10/15/2017 5:42 Comments || Top||


Europe migrant colonist briefs

Failed asylum seekers travelling from Germany pose terror threat, claims Denmark
13 October
[TheLocal.dk] The Danish government announced on Thursday that it was extending controls at its border with Germany. In a letter to the EU, Copenhagen cited the security risk posed by people fleeing deportation orders south of the border.

“The large number of illegal migrants and rejected asylum seekers who are awaiting deportation in Germany are a real security threat,” the Danish government wrote in a letter to the EU justifying the decision to extend border controls.

There is “a risk that terror groups will take advantage of their precarious situation,” the letter stated.

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Med
13 October
[AlAhram] A migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean carried hundreds of children and unaccompanied minors from over 15 countries to safety in Italy on Friday. The Aquarius, a boat operated by charity group SOS Mediterranee along with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), brought 606 people including 241 minors to Palermo after a series of rescues at sea on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Nearly 180 of the youngsters were unaccompanied, the group said. Rescuers could be seen carrying the youngest charges off the ship, including toddlers in pyjamas and a week-old baby wrapped up tightly in a pink blanket. Among the women pulled to safety from unseaworthy dinghies, 11 were pregnant, two in their ninth month. Numerous migrants told aid workers they had been victims of sexual violence and torture in conflict-hit Libya, where they were held prisoner for months.

The migrants, who set sail from Libya for Italy, came from countries including Benin, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Syria, Somalia and Yemen.

German Intelligence Claims Hezbollah, Hamas Fighters Among Asylum Seekers
13 October
[Breitbart]German intelligence services have released a new report claiming that militant fighters from the extremist Hezbollah terrorist organisation were able to hide among asylum seekers during the height of the migrant crisis and smuggle themselves into Germany.

France extends anti-terror border controls to April 2018
12 October
[AlAhram] La Belle France will extend checks at borders with fellow Schengen members until April 30, the interior ministry said Thursday, citing the "persistent" terror threat to prolong controls in place since the November 2015 Gay Paree attacks.

The controls at borders with members of the visa-free Schengen area such as Italia and Belgium, will "respect the principle of proportionality", the ministry said in a note to the EU.

Germany extends border controls for another six months, citing terrorism and migration
12 October
[DW] After over two years, Berlin said it's still not ready to stop temporary passport controls at the Austrian border. The Interior Ministry cited fears of a terrorist attack and unbridled migration for the prolonged checks.

Austria's leading election candidates target Muslims to score points
12 October
[DW] Austria's federal elections are in the homestretch. The topics of immigration, Islamization, refugees and border security are dominating the campaign like never before ‐ it has become a race between the right and the far-right. Those at the forefront of the testy battle over these topics are primarily the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP), which is a member of the ruling government, and the opposition Freedom Party. The ÖVP's top candidate, Sebastian Kurz, says he wants to better protect the country's borders, fight political Islam and limit immigration. The FPÖ is calling for much the same but feels as if Kurz has stolen their talking points.

From the Daily Mail - European and migrant refugee crisis:
Help us... or our town will become the new Sangatte: Mayor fears his port town will turn into another refugee centre as dozens of men target trucks
14/10/17
It is a scene reminiscent of Calais before the notorious Jungle migrant camp was torn down. Dozens of young men (pictured) target lorries as they drive slowly towards the quiet ferry port of Ouistreham in Normandy. Without a policeman in sight, they break open the back doors and hide inside the trucks in the hope of reaching the UK. This daily – and potentially deadly – game of 'cat and mouse' prompted officials in the town to plead for help. eputy Mayor Luc Jammet warned that Ouistreham, which serves as a port for nearby Caen, was in danger of turning into 'the new Sangatte' – a reference to the centre near Calais that attracted thousands of migrants and became a haven for people smugglers before it was closed down in 2002. He said the town's infrastructure and small police force is not equipped to deal with a 'well-coordinated group of young men determined to get to Britain'. Put off by high security at Calais, young African and Asian men started arriving earlier this year and numbers have grown rapidly.

People smugglers are charging migrants £6,000 to sneak into Britain on top of car and lorry engines
14/10/17
People smugglers are risking the lives of migrants by hiding them on top of the engines of cars and lorries and charging them up to £6,000 to get them into the UK, a Europol report says.

Afghan migrant sexually assaulted 14-year-old at church camp in Sweden where he was 'learning about Christianity' after he was allowed to sleep in the same bedroom
13/10/17
Arif Moradi, 19, 'repeatedly groped the 14-year-old girl's breast and bottom' at the church camp in Söderköping, where he was acting as a leader while learning about Christianity.

From Breitbart - immigration:
Switzerland to Hold Referendum on Nationwide Burqa Ban
13 October
The Swiss government says voters will decide whether to ban face-covering garments like masks or Muslim burqas and niqabs.

Somali Migrant Who Raped, Murdered, Tortured Other Migrants Given Life Sentence
13 October
Somalian asylum seeker Osman M. has been convicted of the rape, torture, and murder of fellow migrants whilst they were on their way to Europe.

Former Populist Leader Launches Party Appealing to ‘Moderate Conservatives’
13 October
Former leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), Frauke Petry, has unveiled the Blue Party, which she hopes will win votes with a “reasonable conservative” agenda.

Charity Claims 90 Per Cent of Young Migrants Are ‘Abused’ by Border Guards
13 October
NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has claimed that 90 per cent of young migrants between the ages of 15 and 25 have been abused by border guards and that Bulgarian guards are particularly violent.

Islamic Primary School Director Arrested over Underage Sex Abuse Claim
12 October
An Islamic primary school director and city councillor in Gouda, the Netherlands, has been arrested and detained for at least 90 days as allegations have emerged that he sexually abused a 13-year-old girl.

Over 90 Per Cent of Asylum Seekers Investigated in Denmark Caught Lying About Their Origin
11 October
Danish authorities have found that 634 out of 700 asylum seekers under investigation for lying about their identity were claiming to be persecuted minorities in Kuwait but almost all were really from Iraq.

Head of Islamic State Terror Cell Was Approached By Swiss Government to Work With Migrants
11 October
The Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office (BA) has claimed that an Iraqi migrant named Osamah M. who was found guilty of heading an Islamic state terror cell in Schaffhausen, Switzerland was approached by authorities to take care of asylum seekers. Paraplegic Osamah M.

Multicultural Malmö: Cemetery Staff to Be Trained in Dealing with Armed Mourners at Funerals
10 October
All 230 employees of Malmö cemetery administration are to be trained in dealing with armed funeral guests, in response to a “new phenomenon” in the Swedish city, in which mourners carry weapons and don bulletproof vests to say their final goodbyes.

Italian Interior Minister Says Ban on Islamic Law ‘Non-Negotiable’
9 October
“It is not possible to subject our country to a jurisdiction marked by religious radicalism,” said Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti on Sunday, stressing that there can be no question of allowing sharia law a foothold in Italy.

Denmark PM: Nation Must Be ‘Hermetically Sealed’ from Migrants Who Want to Live off Taxpayers
9 October
The prime minister of Denmark has promised a nationwide crackdown on “parallel societies”, where migrants live off the state and make no effort to integrate.

Niqab Wearer Attacks Woman After Being Reminded About Burqa Ban
9 October
A female Austrian teacher was attacked in Vienna by a woman wearing a full-face Islamic veil, or niqab, after telling the woman the garment is now banned in the country.

Migrants Threaten Swedish Migration Board Employees with Rape, Violence
8 October
In the first nine months of 2017, the Swedish migration board has reported 2,875 serious incidents against their staff including threats of rape and assault, and threats to set fire to their offices.

Feminist Academics Protest ‘Racist’ Law Against Street Harassment
7 October
A group of feminist academics have rallied against plans to make street harassment illegal in France, on the grounds that new laws could “stigmatise” men with migrant backgrounds.
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India-Pakistan
Indian forces kill Jaish-e-Mohammed commander in Kashmir
More on this story from earlier this week.
[LongWarJournal] Indian security forces killed a notorious Jaish-e-Mohammed "chief operational commander" earlier this week in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan continues to aid terrorist groups operating in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The commander, who went by the alias Abu "Khalid," or Shahid Showkat, was highly sought by Indian security forces for his role in orchestrating attacks targeting Indian military positions and personnel.

Indian press reports detailed that Khalid exchanged small arms fire with security forces before he was trapped in a house and eventually killed by Jammu and Kashmir police near the Sapore district. Later reports suggested that a former love interest of Khalid’s provided tips to police about his planned attacks and potential whereabouts, which ultimately led to his killing.
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Two Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters killed in Kashmir raid
[Al Jazeera] At least two fighters and a civilian have been killed and several others maimed in festivities in the southern part of Indian-administered Kashmire, police said.

The shootout started early on Saturday morning after security agencies received information about the presence of fighters linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
group in Litter village.

"Two bad boyz were potted in the operation today; one of them was the district commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba. There were no causalities among the forces," Shesh Paul Vaid, state police chief, said.

Police identified the slain civilian as 25-year-old old Gulzar Ahmad Mir from Lassipora village in Pulwama, 30km from the main city of Srinagar in the disputed region.

Vaid told Al Jazeera that Mir was shot when protesters started throwing stones at paramilitary personnel after the operation. The man later succumbed to his wounds.

Muhammad Aslam, Pulwama district police superintendent, said one more protester was at death's door after suffering bullet wounds, while four others sustained minor injuries.

Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Iraq
Iraqi, Kurd forces in Kirkuk standoff as tensions rise
[Al Jazeera] Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and allied militia are locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk amid a sharp row between Baghdad and the autonomous region of Kurdistan.

A senior Kurdish official on Saturday said Iraq's central government had given Peshmerga fighters a 2am on Sunday (23:00 GMT on Saturday) deadline to surrender key military positions seized during the fightback against ISIS over the past three years.

Al Jazeera could not independently verify the existence of such a deadline.

The reports of the deadline came as heavily armed Iraqi troops and members of the Popular Mobilisation Force (PMF) - paramilitary units largely made up of Iran-trained Shia militias - massed around Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
already retaking a string of positions to the south of the city after Kurdish forces withdrew.

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5 Iraqi soldiers die in ISIS attack in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Five of the Iraqi army personnel, including an officer, and thirteen others were wounded on Saturday, in clashes that broke out in Nineveh province, a military source said.

“Around 100 Islamic State armed militants launched attack on the main headquarter of security troops in Tal Safuk village, in Nineveh province, on borders with Syria. They were using different kinds of weapons,” Lt. Gen. Younes Shilah al-Noa’mani, in charge of the ground military unit in Iraqi army told Arabs Today.

“The confrontations between Iraqi troops and the attackers lasted for around an hour and half, leaving eleven militants killed and forcing the rest to run away toward the common desert between Iraq and Syria,” Noa’mani said. “Five army personnel were killed, including a captain, while thirteen others were wounded. Three watchtowers and an armored vehicle for the army were damaged.”

On Friday, the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] repulsed an attack by IS in Tal Safuk region, killing six militants and burning down a vehicle loaded with weapons.

4 ISIS Holdouts die in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Several Islamic State militants were killed after being besieged inside a house in south of Mosul city, an informed security source said.

Speaking to Shafaq News, the source said Federal Police troops managed to kill four IS members after being besieged inside an empty house in Qayyarah, south of Mosul.

The four militants, according to the source, infiltrated earlier on the day to the region. They were attempted to plant seven bombs, that were in their possession, to target security troops there.

On July 10, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October.

Since the city was declared free, security troops continue to comb western Mosul areas for hidden IS cells.
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2 ISIS Bad Guys die in attack in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State militants were killed, while a third was arrested as security troops repelled an attack in Salahuddin, a police source said on Saturday.

“Police troops repulsed an attack by IS militants in Tal al-thab village, south of Balad,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, “police killed two of the attackers and arrested a third militant.”

On Friday, al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] killed five IS militants and arrested the sixth, as they were attempting an attack in al-Siniyah region, north of Salahuddin.
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Anbar Antix


10 ISIS Bad Guys smoked in airstrike

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Ten Islamic State militants were killed, while seven booby-trapped vehicles were destroyed in an airstrikes, west of Anbar, according to Jazeera Operations Command.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Saturday, the command said, “the U.S.-led coalition launched an airstrike, targeting an IS haven, which left seven booby-trapped vehicles destroyed and ten militants killed in Rawa, western Anbar.”

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”.

ISIS Bad Guy caught plating bomb near Ramadi

Ramadi (IraqiNews.com) Security troops have killed an Islamic State militants, while attempting to booby-trap a vehicle in west of Ramadi, a police source from Anbar said on Saturday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Saturday, the source said, “a suspect, who arrested a Kia vehicle, was arrested after he surpassed the checkpoint at 18th kilometer, west of Ramadi in the desert direction.”

The suspect, according to the source, “was trying to booby-trap the vehicle in the desert.”

“Anbar police troops followed the suspect, who is doubted to be affiliated to IS, opened fire against him and then killed him as he didn’t obey orders to stop,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


7 casualties in 2 attacks

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while six others were wounded in an armed attack and two bomb blasts in Baghdad, security sources said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Saturday, a source said, “unknown gunmen on a motorbike opened fire against a civilian near his house, located in Sabaa al-Bour region in north of Baghdad, leaving him immediately dead.”

“Security troops arrived to the accident spot and transferred the victim to forensic medicine department,” the source said.

In related news, another source said, “a bomb, planted near stores in Husseiniyet al-Rashidiya region, exploded leaving five civilians wounded.”

“Another civilian was injured as an explosive device went off in Arab Jabour region, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today.

Moreover, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added that “unknown gunmen stole 24 million Iraqi dinars from a civilian before running away.”

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Court orders arrest of Abu Sayyaf 'hard-core mother'
[Rappler] A court has issued an arrest warrant against the mother of a terrorist bomb expert, who, together with a female police official, had attempted to rescue Abu Sayyaf remnants that drifted to Bohol in April this year. Judith Dongon, mother of bomb expert Renierlo Dongon, faces charges of resistance and disobedience of an agent of a person in authority.

Dongon, her son Renierlo, a 13-year-old son of Rajah Sulaiman Movement leader Ahmed Santos, and now dismissed Police Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza were arrested on April 22 in Clarin town, Bohol, on suspicions of attempting to rescue Abu Sayyaf stragglers.

The four were intercepted at a checkpoint set up by the army and the police at the height of pursuit operations against the fleeing Abu Sayyaf rebels that tried to infiltrate Bohol. Police recovered bomb-making materials and blasting caps at their rented apartment in Panglao town.

Dongon and Nobleza, considered "high-risk detainees," arrived in Bohol on Friday to face charges on illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Certain roads in the city were closed to commuters Friday as the court heard the case. SWAT operatives were deployed outside the court building.

Earlier, PNP Director General Roland "Bato" Dela Rosa called Judith Dongon a "hard-core mother" due to her alleged ties with extremists. Judith's daughters had married slain Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan (who was killed in 2015), Abu Sayyaf founder Khadaffy Janjalani, Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir (believed to be a senior member of al-Qaeda's Al Nusra Front), and Santos.

R. Dongon was the alleged culprit in the 2012 bombing in Cagayan de Oro City which killed four people, including two police officers. Dongon, who was once detained in Camp Crame, was later released by court due to "legal technicalities."
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US-led coalition says 100 IS fighters in Raqqa surrendered in last 24 hours
[Ynet] Around 100 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....
fighters have surrendered in Syria's Raqqa in the last 24 hours and were "removed from the city", a front man for the US-led coalition against Islamic State said on Saturday.

"We still expect difficult fighting in the days ahead and will not set a time for when we think (Islamic State) will be completely defeated in Raqqa," Colonel Ryan Dillon said in an emailed statement.
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#1  Take a page out of Metallica's first album.
Posted by: Raj || 10/15/2017 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Drown them in cages. Slowly. Live stream it.
Posted by: gorb || 10/15/2017 0:24 Comments || Top||

#3  And they accepted? Bet you it was simply former members coming back to the Coalition side after abandoning it to ISIS. Would explain the "Alive" part.
Posted by: Charles || 10/15/2017 1:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Kill. Them.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/15/2017 9:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Caedite eos omnes. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius. ... id est dicere "nullum"
Posted by: Big Clomose6127 || 10/15/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#6  But Allan is, how you say, special (like special child), Big Clomose6127
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2017 12:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Wait! If they are killed after surrendering, do they still get their 72 virgins?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/15/2017 13:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Sounds like Nazis who preferred to surrender to the Americans/Allies versus surrendering to the Soviets.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 10/15/2017 14:44 Comments || Top||

#9  Stake them out. Then let the women with sharp pointy things have their way with them.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/15/2017 15:52 Comments || Top||

#10  Sporks. Take their time
Posted by: Frank G || 10/15/2017 16:04 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Combat Summary
Syrian army units, in cooperation with allied forces, captured the city of Mayadin in Deir Ezzor and killed large numbers of ISIL terrorists on Saturday, in the latest blow to the terrorist group.

“Units of our armed forces, in cooperation with allied forces, have regained control of the city of Mayadin in Deir Ezzor, killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons,” state media said, citing a military source.

“Our units are chasing down remaining members of ISIL fleeing the city amid a collapse in their ranks, and the engineering units are removing mines and explosives planted by the terrorists in the streets and square of the city,” the source added.

Source: Agencies
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3 die in artillery shelling in Aleppo
Aleppo (Syria News) Three children were killed and several civilians were wounded in an artillery shelling carried out by the Syrian army forces, in the village of Kosina, in southern Aleppo today, sources told Qasioun News.

The sources informed that the shelling was launched on the residential areas of Kosina village, killing two children from one family and another displaced girl, coming from the town of al-Iss, in the city of Aleppo today.

Furthermore, regime forces attacked the town of Zeitan with rocket launchers, in the southern suburbs of Aleppo, but no casualties were reported.
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Islamic rebel group bites into ISIS territory in Hama
Hama (Syria News) Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) managed to recapture the towns of Rahgan and Sarha, in eastern Hama, after clashes with the Islamic State, Qasioun News reported on Saturday.

Sources informed that clashes broke out between the Islamic State and HTS militia, in eastern Hama, along with artillery and missiles shelling, killing 15 Islamic State militants and wounding several others, as well as destroying vehicles.

The clashes forced the Islamic State to retreat to the villages of Shakosya, Abu LAffa, Hasrat, Muraijeb Hamlan, Rasm Al-Ahmar, while military operations are still ongoing in the area, the sources added.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State militants crossed Uqayribat District, in eastern Hama, toward the villages and towns located in northern Syria, without any clashes against the Syrian army.
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Syrian forces cut ISIS supply lines in Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Syrian army announced, late on Thursday, that its troops have cut off the supply lines of the Islamic State group in Deir Ezzour, Qasioun News reported on Friday.

The news outlet revealed that the Syrian army troops managed to recapture Halabiya area, in northern Deir Ezzor from the Islamic State militants, and cut off their supply lines in the neighborhoods of the city.

Meanwhile, Russian military sources informed that the regime troops retook the neighborhoods of Baloom and Mdehi, located in the town of Mayadeen, backed by artillery shelling and air strikes on the Islamic State headquarters in the school of industry and Electricity Company in the city.
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Raqqa: Evacuation deal agreed
[ITV] Citizens and holy warrior fighters trapped inside Raqqa are to be given a safe passage out as troops prepare for the "final battle" to recapture the Syrian city, US-led opposition forces have said.

Syrian government forces and their allies say they are preparing to wrest back the former stronghold of 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 a major blow for the terror group.

They have been making steady advances into Raqqa in recent days. Officials believe that IS fighters still within the city are cut off from their leadership and probably only have small arms left.

The US coalition said that an agreement had been reached between local officials and rustics will allow out both civilians and local IS fighters but not foreign holy warriors.

Omar Alloush, an official from the Local Raqqa Council, confirmed the deal on Saturday saying local fighters have been included in the evacuation. He didn't immediately comment on the number of evacuees.

In a statement on Saturday, the coalition said it is not involved in the talks but "believes that it will save lives" and allow the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and their partners to focus on defeating IS in Raqqa with less risk to civilians.

The deal reached on Thursday allows the SDF to screen and search all those leaving the area. The coalition said a convoy of vehicles is to leave Raqqa later on Saturday.
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#1  Chop off their trigger fingers and remove tbeir dominant eye.
Posted by: gorb || 10/15/2017 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  "Chop off their trigger fingers and remove tbeir dominant eye."

Funny... I only wanted them wiped off the face of the earth like the Hittite. You are such a Liberal, Gorb.
Posted by: newc || 10/15/2017 0:47 Comments || Top||

#3  I forgot to add that it be done with a wood chipper.
Posted by: gorb || 10/15/2017 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  That's better.

You know we can't do any of that, now.
A cathartic rant. But there are some aggrieved, they seem to be sending ISIS away to be Virgins in hell.
Posted by: newc || 10/15/2017 15:48 Comments || Top||



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