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At least eight dead and more than twelve injured in shooting and truck ramming in downtown Manhattan
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Afghanistan
6 Kops die in Zabul checkpoint attack
At least six policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on security check posts in southern Zabul province on Sunday night, local officials confirmed.

In addition, eight other policemen were wounded.

The clashes took place in Arghandab district of the province after Taliban insurgents attacked security check posts, according to officials.

“The clashes lasted for seven hours in which eight Taliban insurgents were killed and 12 others were wounded,” officials said.

The security forces were able to push back the Taliban’s attack after hours of clashes, officials added.

However, they did not provide further details.
Posted by: badanov || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Deadly Taliban attack on security post leaves 13 dead in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack on a security post in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan left at least thirteen people dead, the security officials said Sunday.

The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning in the vicinity of the restive Khanabad district.

The district administrative chief of Khanabad Hayatullah Amiri confirmed that a number of Taliban hard boyz attacked a police check post in the district at around 3 am.

He said at least thirteen coppers bit the dust in the attack and only one policeman managed to escape the area.

Amiri further added that the Talibs also managed to take away with themselves several military equipment including a Humvee type armored personnel carrier, a police vehicle, and some weapons and ammunition.

According to Amiri, the attack was carried out on Adam Khan security post located along the highway connecting Khanabad with Kunduz city.

Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS and Taliban casualties further rise amid ongoing clashes in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The casualties of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS snuffies have further increased amid ongoing festivities between the two sides 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.

The officials of the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in the East said at least 23 bully boyz were killed or maimed during the latest festivities.

The officials further added that five ISIS and six Taliban snuffies were killed while five Talibs and seven ISIS snuffies were maimed.

According to Shaheen Corps officials, the latest festivities between the two sides broke out in this province on Sunday.

Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Explosives-laden horses seized by Afghan intelligence in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops seized two horses laden with explosives during an operation 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, the local officials said Monday.

The officials further added that the horses and explosives were confiscated by the Afghan intelligence operatives during an operation in Durbaba district.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed that the operatives of the national directorate of security confiscated two horses laden with explosives from Jangoor area of the district.

The statement further added that the bully boyz had loaded around 50 kilograms of explosives on the two horses which were confiscated at around 4 pm local time on Sunday.

No suspect has been jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in connection to the smuggling of the explosives and operations are underway in this regard, the provincial government added.

In another operation, the Afghan cops confiscated sixteen cartons of mobile phones as the smugglers were attempting to smuggle it through Jalalabad city, the thriving provincial capital of Nangarhar province.

The provincial government said the boxes containing mobile phones were loaded on a cycle of violence and the smugglers were attempting smuggle them to the city by refraining to pay the taxes to the customs house.

Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Mmmm...tacos!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/31/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Where's SPCA?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/31/2017 15:59 Comments || Top||


Africa North
US captures key militant in Benghazi attack
ULULULULULULULULULULULU *gasp* ULULULULULULU
[FOXNEWS] American special operations forces captured a krazed killer Sunday who was allegedly involved in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, two US officials confirmed to Fox News.

US officials identified the suspect as Mustafa al-Imam.

The attack resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other Americans.

The White House is expected to release more details shortly.

The officials say U.S. commandos captured al-Imam in Libya and are transporting him back to Washington, D.C., where he will be charged in federal court. The officials say the mission was approved by President Trump and carried out in coordination with Libya’s internationally recognized government.

The News Agency that Dare Not be Named first reported the capture.

The September 11, 2012 attack killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans: Sean Smith, an information management officer with the U.S. Foreign Service, and two former Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.

Earlier this month, the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala began, the alleged criminal mastermind of the 2012 attacks. It’s not clear if the suspect detailed by US special operations forces is one of Khattala’s lieutenants.

Khatallah had been awaiting trail since 2014, when US Army commandos and FBI agents captured him in Benghazi and put him on a Navy ship for detention in an American prison inside the United States.
Deutsche Welle adds:
US officials told news agencies the Lion of Islam had been captured in the northern city of Misrata.

Al-Imam is the second Benghazi suspect to be taken into US custody. The alleged criminal mastermind of the attack, 46-year-old Ahmed Abu Khattala, is currently on trial in Washington after being captured during a raid in 2014. He has pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
to the 18 charges against him, including murder of an internationally protected person and destroying US property while causing death.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram 'slaughter' 11 people in north Cameroon: Officials
[AlAhram] 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...
fighters killed 11 civilians in 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...
's far north overnight, targetting a village where several members of the Islamist group were recently nabbed
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
, officials told AFP Monday.

The Boko Haram attack in the village of Gouderi was "an act of reprisal. The Islamist gunnies acted after the arrest of a number of their comrades there," a local self-defence group official told AFP.

"Boko Haram slaughtered 11 people," added the official who requested anonymity.

The attack and the corpse count were confirmed by a security services source.

Since 2014, when Cameroon entered the war against Boko Haram, the Islamist fighters have killed 2,000 civilians and military personnel in the far north of the country, and kidnapped a thousand more, according to International Crisis Group (ICG) figures.

Across the Nigerian border a suicide kaboom at a mosque left five people dead.

Five Dead in Suicide Bombing in Nigeria Mosque

[AnNahar] At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said.

The leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Ajiri Yala, some 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of Maiduguri, said the attack happened at about 4:30 am (0330 GMT).

"A male suicide bomber disguised as a worshipper entered the mosque while people were gathering for the morning prayers," he told AFP by telephone.

"He detonated his explosives. He killed five people and injured several others."

Mosques that do not ascribe to Boko Haram's extremist views are seen as legitimate targets, as are people and places seen to be supportive of the secular government.

On Sunday, a CJTF member manning a checkpoint in the Muna area of Maiduguri was killed and another injured when two women strapped with explosives blew themselves up.

A week earlier, 14 people were killed when three women detonated their explosives near the Muna Garage camp, which is home to tens of thousands of people made homeless by the violence.

Last week, at least 15 soldiers were killed in a raid on a military camp north of Damaturu, which is the capital of Yobe state bordering Borno. The so-called Islamic State group, which backs the Boko Haram faction headed by Abu Mus'ab al-Barnawi, claimed the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Clashes in CAR leave at least 2 dead, 10 wounded
[PRESSTV] Fighting between gangs around the town of Batangafo in northern Central African Republic have left at least two dead and 10 maimed, aid workers said Monday.

Seven of the maimed were admitted to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Batangafo and three were sent to a facility in Kabo, Sandra Smiley, with MSF in the capital Bangui, said.

UN sources said fighting broke out on October 24 between anti-Balaka militia -- a group that says it is defending Christians -- and another gang, the Patriotic Movement for Central Africa (MPC).

At least two people died in the village of Saraghba, a few kilometers from Batangafo, but it was too dangerous to access the zone to get a complete toll, concurring sources said.

Batangafo is one of many hotspots in the violence that has gripped CAR over the past four years.

In September, the death of a worker employed by a humanitarian group plunged the town into violence, leaving a confirmed corpse count of six and 28,000 people without aid.

Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under: Seleka

#1  Ford vs. Chevy fans?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/31/2017 3:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Ain't got notten on Chicago
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/31/2017 8:53 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Bahrain convicts 19 Shiites as spies for Iran
[IsraelTimes] Court finds group guilty of leaking information to Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah and receiving 'material support' from the two forces.

A Bahraini court on Monday sentenced 19 Shiites to lengthy jail terms on charges of spying for Iran and plotting to overthrow the regime, judicial sources said.

Eight people were sentenced to life in prison, nine to 15 years in prison and two to 10 years in jail for espionage and inciting public dissent, according to a statement released by the counter-terrorism prosecutor’s office.

Fifteen of those convicted were also stripped of Bahraini citizenship, the statement said.

The court found the group guilty of leaking information to Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards and Leb’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah and of receiving "material support" from the two forces.

They were also convicted of forming a cell to "incite the public against the government and call for regime change by force."

The prosecutor’s office said the 19 belonged to the al-Wafaa Islamic movement, a little-known group which Bahraini authorities say is linked to the Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a judicial source confirmed all 19 were Shiite Moslems.

Dozens of Bahrainis have been jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
and stripped of citizenship since the 2011 outbreak of protests demanding an elected government in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

A key US ally and home to the US Fifth Fleet, Bahrain has tightened its grip on dissent since 2011, drawing harsh criticism from international rights groups for its treatment of the Shiite-majority population.

In April, parliament gave approval for military courts to try civilians charged with "terrorism," a vaguely defined legal term in the kingdom.

Bahrain accuses Shiite Iran of training "terrorist cells" that aim to overthrow its government, an allegation Tehran denies.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Yemeni unit captured al-Qaeda stronghold in Abyan
ADEN: An elite Yemeni force formed by the United Arab Emirates has captured the town of Mahfad, an Al-Qaeda stronghold in the southern province of Abyan, a military official said Sunday.

“Our forces have entered Mahfad and seized the highway,” Col. Munir Al-Yafei told AFP.

The key highway connects government stronghold Aden to Ataq, capital of oil-rich Shabwa province.
“We have erected roadblocks and will soon start scouring valleys and mountains,” the source said.

The advance was made without much resistance from Al-Qaeda, whose fighters have been retreating without a fight against government troops in the area for months.

A truck driven by a suicide bomber, however, exploded when the elite forces entered Mahfad, killing one soldier and wounding five, Yafei said.

Mahfad had become one of the main Al-Qaeda strongholds in southern Yemen and many jihadists retreated, fleeing the advance in Aden, Abyan, Lahij and Shabwa provinces.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has flourished in the chaos of Yemen’s civil war, which pits the UAE and Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

The UAE has been playing a key role in a Saudi-led military campaign to prop up Hadi’s government after the Houthis forced him into exile.
In August, Emirati-trained Yemeni special forces launched a US-backed operation against AQAP, also the target of a long-running US drone campaign.

More than 8,600 people have been killed in Yemen since the coalition joined the war in 2015, according to the World Health Organization.
Another 2,100 have died of cholera this year.

The UN Human Rights Council agreed in September to send war crimes investigators to Yemen.
Posted by: badanov || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Europe
Four Held in Belgium over 2015 Thalys Train Attack
[AnNahar] Belgian police held four people Monday over the 2015 attack on a high-speed Thalys train to Gay Paree in which an 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....
murderous Moslem shot and seriously maimed a passenger before being overpowered.
The French interrogators must have gotten useful information from the two miscreants they arrested on October 11th. Well done, O perceptive interrogators!
Police raided six properties around Brussels and "four people were taken in for questioning", Belgian prosecutors said in a statement.

An investigating judge will decide later what further action to take against the detainees.

A bloodbath was only narrowly averted on the train from Amsterdam to Gay Paree when quick-thinking passengers including two off-duty US servicemen subdued gunman Ayoub El Khazzani -- who was armed with a Kalashnikov, a pistol and a box-cutter knife -- as he opened fire.
More specifically, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guard soldier Alek Skarlatos, just back from Afghanistan, and their college friend Anthony Sadler, who with the help of Brit Chris Norman, 62, pounded the miscreant with his own gun until he surrendered because he was unconscious.
Two of Monday's raids were in the gritty Brussels district of Molenbeek, which has gained notoriety as a hotbed of international jihadists after the Brussels bombings in March 2016 and the Gay Paree attacks in November 2015.

"No explosives nor weapons were found" during Monday's raids, prosecutors said.

Khazzani, a Moroccan who fought for IS in Syria, has told Sherlocks he was acting on the orders of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of the organisers of the November 2015 Gay Paree attacks, whom he met in the war-torn Middle Eastern country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/31/2017 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
At least eight dead and more than twelve injured in shooting and truck ramming in downtown Manhattan
Moved to Home Front: WoT.
[Daily Mail] Six people have been killed by a truck driver who mowed them down on a bike path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday.

The driver made his way from Houston Street down towards Tribeca where he mounted the bike path on the West Side Highway shortly after 3pm.

After striking several cyclists and runners, he came to a stop when his truck crashed into a school bus beneath the Tribeca bridge.

The man then emerged with imitation guns in his hand and was shot in the leg by police. He survived and was taken to hospital but at least six innocent people were killed and others are injured.
Home Depot rental truck

Related: NY Daily News - Six people killed after gunman driving Home Depot truck rips through bike lane, yells 'Allahu Akbar!'
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2017 15:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [788 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  And the leftists want to disarm all of us.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/31/2017 16:57 Comments || Top||


#3  "Authorities" can't discern the motive....in 5, 4, 3, (oh, never mind).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/31/2017 17:05 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder what motivated him - we may never know.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/31/2017 17:06 Comments || Top||

#5  We clearly must ban self-driven vehicles. (Sarc, except it's coming.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/31/2017 17:29 Comments || Top||

#6  29 year old 'MAM' (Military Age Male). Appears to be something of a pattern.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/31/2017 17:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Truck reportedly rented from Jersey City Home Depot:

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/31/2017 17:41 Comments || Top||

#8  So they're gonna outlaw trucks?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/31/2017 17:41 Comments || Top||

#9 

Photo supposedly showing the NYC terror suspect being arrested
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2017 17:44 Comments || Top||

#10  Suspect in NYC attack identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, FL, multiple law enforcement officials tell @ABC.

Link
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/31/2017 17:48 Comments || Top||

#11  Here's me question. Why is his brain better not on the sidewalk?
Posted by: Chris || 10/31/2017 17:49 Comments || Top||

#12  Matter
Posted by: Chris || 10/31/2017 17:50 Comments || Top||

#13  It's the Russian connection!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/31/2017 17:56 Comments || Top||

#14  NYC Terrorist identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, originally from Kyrgyzstan
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2017 17:56 Comments || Top||

#15  Interesting to find out if he was born in the US and radicalized or if he was a peaceful immigrant.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/31/2017 18:10 Comments || Top||

#16  Kyrgyzstan? The President should issue a travel ban!
Posted by: jpal || 10/31/2017 18:12 Comments || Top||

#17  Apparently only came to USA in 2010.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/31/2017 18:16 Comments || Top||

#18  Clearly, we will never know his true motive.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/31/2017 18:22 Comments || Top||

#19 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2017 18:35 Comments || Top||

#20  Nope, not a member of the Soggy Bottom Boys.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 10/31/2017 18:37 Comments || Top||

#21  Think Uzbekistan. Also lives in Florida?

We need to know what mosques he and his family go to.

2 fake guns.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/31/2017 18:39 Comments || Top||

#22  See, gun control works! He couldn't get real guns! (So we need to ban guns for everybody.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/31/2017 18:47 Comments || Top||

#23 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2017 18:48 Comments || Top||

#24  Florida man.

How could no one see that coming?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/31/2017 19:14 Comments || Top||

#25  Sayfullo Saipov: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2017 19:23 Comments || Top||

#26  Just reported by Col. Shaffer, some kind of manifesto was found in his truck.

Per Fox guest, 1,000 ongoing jihad investigations in our country! Simply following Muhamhead's examples of mass murder.

Also some picture was taken by a terrorist in the target neighborhood. Photo of man's phone showing the islamic state emblem and looking down a street.

Posted by: Woodrow || 10/31/2017 19:24 Comments || Top||


#28  Fun fact. Stalin deported the entire chechen nation to Central Asia. Mostly Kazakhstan. Guy could be an ethnic Chechen.
Posted by: Jefe101 || 10/31/2017 20:16 Comments || Top||

#29  Notes found in Truck pledging to ISIS
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/31/2017 20:27 Comments || Top||

#30  In the pic, he is curled up. Gut shot? We can only hope.
Posted by: Thomose Spawn of the Antelope4762 || 10/31/2017 20:55 Comments || Top||

#31  Supposedly shot in the brainpan.....err ass. You know if we boiled these guys alive in pig shit, they might pick another country to attack
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/31/2017 21:07 Comments || Top||

#32 
#1 And the leftists want to disarm all of us”
And import more of This.
Posted by: Newc || 10/31/2017 21:21 Comments || Top||

#33  Saipov appears to be an ethnic Uzbek name.
Posted by: phil_b || 10/31/2017 21:28 Comments || Top||

#34  Thanks for being on top of the Manhatten truck attack for us, Bright Pebbles. I didn't see the news until after 6:00 p.m. ET, and by then the lot of you had things very well in hand.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/31/2017 22:09 Comments || Top||

#35  Another of the immigrants who Make Us All Stronger(tm)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/31/2017 22:38 Comments || Top||

#36  Uzbek, eh? Would have guessed Chechen from the name.

So, lone wolf, known wolf or suddenly radicalized? Place your bets!

/me takes known wolf, just out of habit
Posted by: SteveS || 10/31/2017 23:01 Comments || Top||


Iraq
8 ISIS Bad Guys die in Hawija
Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Eight Islamic State suicide bombers were killed by Iraqi security forces on Monday in Kikruk, the head of the army operations was quoted saying.

Fadhel Omran, head of the Kirkuk Operations, told Alsumaria News that troops killed eight IS members vested with explosive belts at a hideout in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk. He said troops have also run into an explosives depot belonging to the group in Akoula village.

The Iraqi government declared the recapture of Hawija from IS militants early October. An Iraqi, U.S.-backed campaign has managed, since October 2016, to recapture Islamic State’s former capital, Mosul, the town of Tal Afar, Hawija and western Anbar’s town of Annah.

IS members are currently cornered in Anbar’s Qaim and Rawa, on the borders with Syria.
Posted by: badanov || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


Bombing attack wounds 5 in al-Latifiya

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A bomb blast took place on Monday in south of Baghdad, leaving five persons wounded, a security source said.

“The blast took place near stores in al-Latifiya region, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “security troops cordoned off the blast spot, while ambulances transferred the wounded to nearest hospital.”

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A bomb blast took place on Monday in south of Baghdad, leaving five persons wounded, a security source said.

“The blast took place near stores in al-Latifiya region, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “security troops cordoned off the blast spot, while ambulances transferred the wounded to nearest hospital.”
Posted by: badanov || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under:


Anbar Antix


Bad weather pauses Iraqi combat operations
I guess God doesn't love Iraqi infantry...
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraq forces halted their advance towards Islamic State locations in Anbar province on Monday due to bad weather, a security source was quoted saying.

Anadolu Agency quoted Cap. Ahmed al-Dulaimi, from Anbar police service, saying that sandstorms in western Anbar negatively affected the Iraqi forces drive towards IS locations. He added that the storms, coupled with rainfalls, could cause landmines planted by the militants to explode, which obliged the troops to stop.

No official statement has yet been made by the Joint Operations Command concerning the alleged pause.

Iraqi Army closes in on ISIS areas

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqy army has announced troops arrival at the borders of Islamic State’s stronghold in west of Anbar, ahead of the last phase of operations there.

Sabah al-Noa’man, spokesperson for the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service, said, “troops arrived their positions near Qaim ahead of beginning the last phase of the operation of the town.”

Earlier today, the Iraqi forces halted their advance towards IS locations in Anbar province due to bad weather.

Joint Operations Command airdropped, earlier on the Sunday, more than one million leaflets urging IS militants to turn in themselves.

Many IS militants reportedly fled Qaim heading to al-BuKamal in Syria, after several leaders ran away and were killed in airstrikes by the Iraqi and U.S.-Coalition jets.
Posted by: badanov || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Meanwhile, in the place where it all started
IDF soldiers opened fire on a suspected Palestinian attacker and his vehicle on Tuesday after the suspect attempted to carry out a ramming attack near the West Bank settlement of Halamish.

According to the IDF, two Palestinians in the vehicle were neutralized and treated at the scene. No civilians were injured in the incident.

According to ZAKA, one of the suspects, 20, was subsequently rushed to Beilinson Hospital and is in critical condition.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/31/2017 04:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [383 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe neutralized doesn't mean what I think it means.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/31/2017 11:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Just a light sprinkling with baking soda.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 10/31/2017 12:11 Comments || Top||

#3  If they fizz it means they were virgins.
Posted by: jpal || 10/31/2017 17:31 Comments || Top||


Israel blows up Gaza tunnel, killing 8 militants, including an Islamic Jihad commander
We don't have an organization tab for Islamic Jihad? Pity
It's a tale of two tunnels, and it augurs difficulties for the Palestinian unity agreement announced to international fanfare this month.

One tunnel was dug straight from the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the Islamist militia Hamas, into a southern Israeli community. The Israeli army blew it up early Monday, detonating it from within Israel using as-yet unidentified "advanced technology," according to a statement made by the army.

Israelis and Gazans were awakened about 6 a.m. by massive booms as the tunnel collapsed on itself, killing eight militants, including Islamic Jihad commander Arafat abu Murshid and one of his deputies. Also among the dead were two Hamas operatives, who, according to unconfirmed Palestinian reports, arrived to aid the Islamic Jihad fighters.

Cooperation between the two extremist factions could be bad news for the future of Palestinian reunification, a process through which Hamas is projected to join Fatah, the internationally recognized ruling Palestinian party based in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
There are seven dead and 12 injured, according to The Times of Israel, which adds:
Media reports said Islamic Jihad wanted an immediate coordinated military response, while Hamas was urging caution and coordination with Egypt in order not to jeopardize the fragile Paleostinian unity deal that is supposed to be implemented over upcoming weeks.

The Hamas-run Gazoo Health Ministry said four of the dead were Islamic Jihad members, including two senior commanders, Arafat Abu Murshad, the Islamic Jihad’s central Gazoo commander and his deputy Hassan Abu Hassanein. The other three others were named as Ahmad Khalil Abu Armana, 25, Omar Nasar al-Fallit, 27, and Jihad Abdullah al-Samiri, 32.

Two Hamas members, Musbah Shabir, 30 and Mujahid Mohammed Marwan Algha, were also killed during the rescue operation, Hamas said.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [565 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Other reports say the 'advanced technology' detected the tunnel. I'd assumed they blew it up the old fashioned way, but this indicates it might be something like a fuel oil aerosol device to get an explosion down a considerable length of tunnel.

I can see why the paleos would be upset, if your nice tunnel could explode at any time. Even well away from the border.
Posted by: phil_b || 10/31/2017 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Tunnel Warfare
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/31/2017 3:05 Comments || Top||

#3  If a tunnel you are digging collapses on you,
would this be considered as "digging your own grave"?
Posted by: boomerc || 10/31/2017 3:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Apparently still people missing.
Posted by: phil_b || 10/31/2017 18:45 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't miss them, #4 phil.
Posted by: Barbara || 10/31/2017 19:09 Comments || Top||

#6  The moral of the story, is not to rush into a tunnel after an explosion. You never know what you will be breathing in.
Posted by: phil_b || 10/31/2017 20:14 Comments || Top||


Iran censures Israel’s bloody attack on lifeline tunnel in Gaza Strip
[PRESSTV] Iran has slammed the Tel Aviv regime’s latest attack on the Gaza Strip, which claimed the lives of eight people and injured many more.

“The blood thirsty Zionist regime mistakenly thinks that by killing Palestinian youths it can break their will,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday.

He added that seven decades of such atrocities have not been able to curb the will and resolve of the Palestinian people.

Earlier in the day, Israeli war planes bombarded and destroyed a lifeline tunnel in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Among the victims were two senior commanders of al-Quds Brigades, which is the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement.

The tunnel, which was still under construction, reportedly belonged to Hamas resistance movement and infiltrated into the heart of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has criticized the incident as an attempt to undermine the reconciliation talks between the Palestinian factions.

The movement also stressed that the Israeli attack constituted a new war against the people of Gaza.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  "Stand there defenseless until we kill you damn it!!"


And they really mean it SMH.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/31/2017 8:57 Comments || Top||


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Syrian rebels launch attacks on ISIS stronghold in Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Informed sources sharing the latest, ISIS news today, revealed that the Syrian Democratic Forces militia (SDF) carried out a military operation, on Monday, on the last stronghold of the Islamic State group, in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, Qasioun News reported.

The sources informed that the Syrian Democratic Forces militia has launched an offensive on the last stronghold of the Islamic State group, which is located near Khabour River in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

More than a dozen of the Islamic State fighters were killed, in addition to destroying a SUV vehicle belonging to the terrorist group, after clashes in the vicinity of Namlya Village, which was recaptured recently by the SDF militants.

The offensive took place after separate clashes around the village of Basira, in eastern Deir Ezzor, while SDF militia besieged the Islamic State fighters in 2 narrow areas, north and east of Deir Ezzor.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State has recently lost large areas of land in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, and withdrew towards Albukamal City, on the Syrian–Iraqi borders, which is considered the last important stronghold of the Islamic State in Syria.

Syrian regulars continue attacks in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Syrian army forces and allied foreign militias are continuing their offensive to fully recapture the city of Deir Ezzor, in eastern Syria, Qasioun News reported on the latest Syria army news on Monday.

Local sources informed that the Syrian army forces are continuing their military operations to recapture the city of Deir Ezzor completely, while aiming to retake al-Hamidya neighborhood, the second largest residential area in Deir Ezzor City.

Furthermore, Syrian army is going through violent battles against the Islamic State group, and approaching the outskirts of the central park of the city of Deir Ezzor, while launched Surface-to-Surface missiles on the neighborhood of Huwaiqa, in Deir Ezzor City, along with aerial bombardments on the neighborhood.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian regime has expanded its recaptured territory to include the neighborhoods of Arfy and Omal, in the city of Deir Ezzor, following several days of ongoing battles in the city.

More from al-Manar
Syrian Arab Army units, supported by the Syrian Air Force, carried out operations targeting ISIL positions in a number of neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.

SANA’s correspondent said that the Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on bases, gatherings, and fortified positions of ISIL in the neighborhoods of al-Hamidiye, al-Kanamat, al-Sheikh Yassin, and al-Jbaileh, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

The correspondent said that army units, in cooperation with allied forces, advanced further in the operations against ISIL in al-Hamidiye neighborhood, eliminating terrorists in a number of blocks of buildings, services departments, and the main street up to Khadija al-Kubra School.

The correspondent added that many terrorists were left dead or injured following violent clashes between army units and ISIL groups in Borsaeed Street and al-Matar al-Qadim neighborhood.

Source: SANA
Posted by: badanov || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists hiding chemical weapons in Idlib
[PRESSTV] Members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front, are reportedly in possession of chemical weapons in Syria’s troubled northwestern province of Idlib, and have depots of internationally banned weapons.

Local sources, requesting anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency SANA on Monday that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham bully boyz have a number of depots in the town of Ghazleh and Ma'arrat Misrin city, located 50 kilometers southwest of Aleppo, where they keep shells filled with toxic materials.

The sources added that some of the toxic substances have been made locally, while other chemical weapons are foreign-made and have mostly been manufactured in the United States.

They highlighted that they have "accurate information" that foreign-sponsored Takfiri Death Eaters in Ma'arrat Misrin can produce short-range rockets with a range of 15 kilometers that can be armed with chemical warheads.

The sources also warned that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham bully boyz would use the toxic materials against ordinary citizens as part of a plot against Syrian government troops.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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