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Afghanistan
Deadly mosque bombing foiled in Jalalabad city in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops foiled a plot by the anti-government armed krazed killer groups to carry out a deadly bombing inside a mosque in Jalalabad city, the bustling provincial capital of 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 government media office in a statement said the security forces discovered two mortar rounds placed inside the mosque which is located in the 3rd police district of the city.

The statement further added that the mortar rounds were discovered and defused without any incident by the operatives of the Afghan intelligence.

According to the provincial government, the mortar rounds would cause massive casualties to the prayer participants had the snuffies manage to detonate them.
Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Explosion among Taliban militants leaves 5 dead, wounded in Herat
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five Taliban
...Arabic for students...
gunnies were killed or maimed in an kaboom in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Tuesday.

The incident took place in the vicinity of Keshk-e-Kohna district after several improvised bombs went off among the Taliban bully boys.

MoI in a statement said the incident took place on Monday in Darzak village as several Taliban gunnies were busy planting IEDs on a roadside.

The statement further added that four Taliban gunnies were killed and another bully boy was maimed in the kaboom.

According to the ministry, two Taliban local leaders identified as Mullah Ahmad Shah and Mullah Bari were among those killed.

Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


At least five killed as blast rocks Kabul's diplomatic zone
[DAWN] A jacket wallah believed to be as young as 12 struck Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic quarter on Tuesday and killed at least five people and wounding another 20.

It was the first attack targeting the Afghan capital's so-called "Green Zone" since a massive truck bomb destroyed the area on May 31, killing or wounding hundreds.

A western security source told AFP the attacker appeared to have been targeting workers leaving an Afghan defence ministry facility inside the heavily protected zone.

Health ministry front man Ismail Kawoosi told AFP that at least five people had been killed and 20 maimed, including women.

"The suicide kaboom was carried out by an underage bomber, a boy we think 13 or 15 years old, killing at least four and wounding over a dozen more civilians," interior ministry front man Najib Danish told AFP.

A police front man said the attacker may have been as young as 12.

Defence ministry front man Dawlat Waziri said the bomber "made it through the first checkpoint but was stopped at the second checkpoint and detonated".
Thank goodness for checkpoints. But the first one -- was he lazy or bribed?
Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Benghazi tribal leader threatened with rape after being abducted by Dignity Operation militia
[Libya Observer] A big shot from Majabra tribe and one of Benghazi’s elders and dignitaries has been released after 24 days of abduction by a militia group in Benghazi.

Tribal leader Mahmud Almajibri broke his silence and said in a video statement posted on social media on Friday that his kidnappers told him that they were affiliated with "the army".

He clarified that he was kidnapped on October 04 by an gang led by Belgasim al-Badri and Mohammed al-Amroni while he was on his way home.

"I was kept in a cell that was not even suitable for animals," he said.

"There was no bathroom, no mattress, and no blanket". He further added.

During his horrifying ordeal, the kidnappers tortured him and threatened him with rape, According to his testimony.

"They asked me to relinquish my properties to them and then they asked for a bribe in return for my release," he indicated, but he didn’t say whether the ransom was paid for his freedom.

Almajibri revealed that there are many businessmen and traders inside that prison without any charges.

He appealed to Dignity Operation top commander Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
and Chief of Staff of House of Representatives Abdelraziq al-Nathori to intervene and stop what he referred to as "the farce".
Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Egypt says warplanes killed ‘large number’ of militants, destroyed their vehicles, ammo
[PRESSTV] Egypt’s military says it has killed "a large number of terrorist elements" in the country’s Western Desert after its warplanes conducted Arclight airstrikes on krazed killers’ positions, destroying a number of explosive-laden vehicles.

Colonel Tamer el-Rifai announced the news in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the aerial raid had been carried out in a rugged area some 80 kilometers southwest of the capital Cairo.

In aerial footage posted by the country’s military, three four-wheel-drive vehicles, allegedly belonging to a suspected terror group, were targeted after many gunnies got off them and started running in all directions. Rifai further said that the scene was still being assessed and the casualty count was incomplete.

Elsewhere in his statement, the army front man asserted that those targeted were suspected of having been involved in a bushwhack on Egyptian police less than two weeks ago around 135 kilometers southwest of Cairo, a rare flare-up outside the restive Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian Interior Ministry said at the time that 16 police bit the dust in the attack.

However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
security sources claim that more than 50 were killed in the September 20 incident. The attack sparked huge public anger in Egypt, with many questioning President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s success in fighting bully boyz across Egypt.
Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Bangladesh
Biman Bangladesh pilot held over aircraft sabotage plot
[Dhaka Tribune] Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has tossed in the clink
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
four suspected Death Eaters, including a pilot of Biman Bangladesh for planning sabotage using aircraft.

The four members of banned Death Eater outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested on Tuesday.

Of the arrestee, the Biman officer was identified as Sabbir. He is also first officer of the national flag carrier.

RAB Legal and Media Wing Mufti Mahmud Khan said they were arrested for planning a Death Eater attack by using an aircraft.

He said the detainees are close associates of Death Eater Abdullah, who went kaboom! at a den in Mirpur.

Details regarding the matter will be disclosed in a press briefing later in the day.

On September 6, seven people, including Abdullah, died in a suicide kaboom at a Death Eater hideout at Darus Salam in Mirpur.
An Nahar adds:
Sabbir Emam, a pilot with state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines, was detained in Dhaka with three others suspected of links to a bully boy group blamed for a cafe siege last year that left 22 people dead, including 18 foreigners.

The Rapid Action Battalion police unit said Sabbir plotted with senior faceless myrmidons from Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh to crash a plane into the homes of politicians or to take passengers hostage.

Sabbir allegedly had ties to senior turbans including Sarwar Jahan, the head of a new JMB faction, before he was killed in a police raid.

Police say Sabbir and Sarwar plotted a plane attack with another man, Abdullah, who was killed in a raid in September along with six others, including his wife and children, in an apartment building in Dhaka.

The building was owned by Sabbir's father, who was questioned by police.
Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)

#1  For a change of pace: "RAB officers were taken to a deserted airfield at 3 AM by Sabbir. There they..."
Posted by: magpie || 11/01/2017 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2017 18:42 Comments || Top||


Europe
Two extremists 'linked to Manchester bomber Salman Abedi' including brother of teenage 'terror twins' are charged with terror offences after MI5 probe
[DailyMail]
  • Ahmed Halane, 24, alleged to have left Manchester to join Al-Shabaab in Somalia

  • His 'terror twin' sisters Zahra and Salma left the UK to join Islamic State in 2014

  • Finnish national Nur Hassan, 24, left England for Syria with his wife four years ago

  • Previously thought dead, Hassan is now accused of joining Islamic State

  • Halane and Hassan face trial in Denmark, where they settled, after British intelligence helped secure charges

  • Both were connected to Salman Abedi's jihadi network, including terror recruiter Raphel Hostey and Raymond Matimba

  • Hassan's wife Iimaan Ismail was allowed back into the UK, now lives with family in Manchester
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2017 01:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:


Belgium: Prosecutors charge two suspects over foiled 2015 Thalys attack
Follow up on yesterday's arrests.
[DW] Belgian prosecutors say the men were charged with terror-related offenses in connection with an attack aboard a high-speed train that was thwarted by passengers. The suspects were jugged
Please don't kill me!
after raids in Brussels.


Belgium's Federal Prosecutor's Office said that the suspects, identified as Mohammed B. and Youssef S., were "indicted for participation in the activities of a terrorist group,"

They were among four people detained on Monday after police searched a number of properties in Brussels and southern Belgium. The two others were released after questioning.

The raids were part of a terrorism investigation into a 2015 attack on a high-speed Thalys train between Brussels and Gay Paree, prosecutors said.

At least two of the raids took place in the Belgian capital's Molenbeek district. "Neither explosives nor weapons were found," prosecutors added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2017 01:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


'Major terrorist attack' thwarted with Syrian's arrest, German authorities say
[ABCNews] A 19-year-old Syrian man was arrested today, suspected of planning a “major terrorist attack” that would kill and injure as many people as possible, according to German authorities.

The man, who was taken into custody in the northern German city of Schwerin, was "strongly suspected of having been planning an Islamist-motivated attack" using "highly explosive" materials, the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

The suspect was “in the process” of preparing the attack, the prosecutor’s office said. He had been planning since at least July to "detonate a bomb in a crowd in Germany" with the goal of "killing and injuring as many as possible," public prosecutor Frauke Koehler said.

“Today, German security services successfully averted a major terrorist attack in Germany,” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. “The operation took place at exactly the right moment. Late enough to secure the necessary proof and early enough to securely prevent any danger.”

Police officers were seen at a housing complex where the suspect was arrested, and de Maiziere said searches were also carried out in Hamburg, where he said the suspect “spent a lot of time.”

According to prosecutors, German authorities knew that the suspect had ordered bomb-making chemicals online. They said that during the raid today, authorities also found a high explosive called acetone. The interior minister said this final ingredient indicated the suspect “most likely intended to make bombs.”

A police officer seizes a pile of papers on the balcony of a suspect during raids in Schwerin, Germany, Oct. 31, 2017. German authorities arrested a 19-year-old Syrian citizen for allegedly planning a bomb attack.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the suspect had been searching social media for directions on how to build bombs and communicating with people known to be on the “jihadist spectrum.” He had established contact with people who called themselves “soldiers of the caliphate, i.e. members of ISIS,” according to the prosecutors’ statement.

It was unclear to what degree those contacts intensified the suspect’s decision to launch the attack, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said that the “initial estimate” did not seem to point to the suspect himself being a member of a terrorist group, specifically ISIS, as it is defined by German law. Prosecutors said they had been watching the suspect for some time and do not believe he had any accomplices in planning the attack.
Deutsche Welle gives us a partial name: Yamen A.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [387 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  " 19-year-old Syrian man "

Who'll give me odds that he's not 19 and not Syrian.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/01/2017 14:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Who'll give me odds that he's not 19 and not Syrian.

And probably not a man except in strictly biological sense.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/01/2017 15:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Who'll give me odds that he's not 19 and not Syrian.

As I recall, something like three fourths of those who claimed to be sub-adult are not, while the number falsely claiming to be Syrian is large but unknown, since so many had thrown away their passports and other identification before entering Europe, or acquired false or real Syrian passports they were not entitled to.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2017 20:06 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Day 2: 8 dead in New York rampage, truck attack on bike path in Lower Manhattan
Follow up on the interesting events of yesterday.
[ABC7NY] A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path in New York City Tuesday, killing at least eight and injuring 13 others in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror."

The driver was shot in abdomen the by police and taken into custody after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand and shouting "Allahu Akbar!" officials said. His condition was not immediately released.

The incident happened just after 3 p.m. ET on the bike path that runs along the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan.

NYPD officials said a truck driven by a 29-year-old man entered the West Street pedestrian/bike path a few blocks north of Chambers Street. It proceeded to strike multiple people on the path.

The driver barreled along the bike path for the equivalent of about 14 blocks, or around eight-tenths of a mile, before slamming into a small yellow school bus.

The driver exited the vehicle displaying imitation firearms -- a pellet gun and a paintball gun -- and was shot by NYPD officers, Sherlocks said.

Video showed him running through the street, likely before he was stopped by NYPD.

The mayhem and the burst of police gunfire set off panic in the neighborhood and left the pavement strewn with mangled bicycles and bodies that were soon covered with sheets.

"I saw a lot of blood over there. A lot of people on the ground," said Chen Yi, an Uber driver.

The suspect is in jug. Multiple law enforcement officials tell ABC News that the suspect In custody is identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. His drivers license shows an address in Tampa, Florida, but sources said he also a recent address in Paterson, New Jersey.

The sources added that Saipov left a note saying he had done the attack on behalf of ISIS.

One witness report is that the suspect yelled "Allah Akbar" after getting out of the vehicle, and that's what makes them believe it's terror-related.

"This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

The truck is a white rental truck, which can be seen in this photo provided by NYPD.

A spokesperson for Home Depot confirmed that it's a truck that belongs to the retail chain:

"I can confirm it was a Home Depot rental truck. We'll be cooperating with authorities in their investigation. At this point you'll need to speak with them for any additional information."

Officials said this does not appear to be connected to any larger terror group or events. New York Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo said there is no ongoing threat in New York City, but New Yorkers should expect to see more security.

The FBI is working with the NYPD in the investigation.

RELATED: What we know about rampage suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov

Authorities say he came to the United States seven years ago from Uzbekistan under what is called the Diversity Visa Program, which offers a lottery for people from countries with few immigrants in America. Sources tell ABC News that in addition to an address in Tampa, he also lived in Ohio and most recently, in Paterson, New Jersey, where he lived with his wife and three children, according to a law enforcement official.
The Daily Mail is following the story here, and adds:
Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov immigrated to the US in 2010, has lived in Ohio and Florida, and currently resides in New Jersey.

Saipov has two trucking companies registered under his name, and also worked as an Uber driver.

One man who knew him said he was very friendly and good with kids, but feared having his photo taken.

He survived and is out of surgery. ISIS flags and notes pledging his allegiance were found in the truck he used.

Police are investigating a Home Depot in Passaic where Saipov is believed to have rented the truck.
Al Arabiya adds:
An official who was briefed on the investigation told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named the suspect rented the van Tuesday afternoon at about 2 p.m., about an hour before the attack.

US media report that Saipov has a criminal record, however his record includes mostly traffic violations committed in Missouri and Pennsylvania.
The Telegraph is liveblogging here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [733 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  tweet by

Nicholas Kristof of the NYTimes below

@NickKristof

The NYC terrorist had a pellet gun and a paintball gun. Good thing that in NYC he couldn't buy assault rifles, or the toll would be higher
Posted by: lord garth || 11/01/2017 3:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Curse you 0bama, and your satanic ummah.

Importing these shit people all over the place.
Posted by: newc || 11/01/2017 6:53 Comments || Top||


#4  I thought our fathers defeated these SOB's once? Here they are, back again.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2017 7:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Carrying fake guns. Reads like he was going for martyrdom status by getting shot during suicide by cop. He was an Uber driver for awhile. Don't you have to own a late model car and pass a background check? Where did he get the money for the late model car? He moved around quite a bit; Tampa, Ohio, NJ. He lived in a fairly nice building in Tampa. I'm thinking he had support. Schumer for one who put this damned diversity visa program in place.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/01/2017 8:20 Comments || Top||

#6  He landed in Cincinnati when he first came to America, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The driver identified by law enforcement officials in Tuesday's New York City terror attack registered a business and briefly lived in Greater Cincinnati.

A Symmes Township family from Uzbekistan watched the Tuesday news of the attack in New York City with disbelief.

The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, now of Tampa, Florida, had stayed with them for two weeks in 2010 in the family’s townhouse at Brisben Place in Symmes Township.

“He was really calm,” said Dilnoza Abdusamatova, who was a teenager when Saipov stayed at her parents' townhouse. “He always used to work. He wouldn’t go to parties or anything. He only used to come home and rest and leave and go back to work.”

Saipov’s father in Uzbekistan asked Rustam Iskhakov to house Saipov while he tried to get his green card, said Abdusamatova, one of Iskhakov’s children. A U.S. official confirmed to The Associated Press details of the family's account of Saipov's immigration.

He didn’t stay for long, Abdusamatova said. He moved out of their home after two weeks and moved to Florida shortly thereafter at the invitation of a friend, she said.

Abdusamatova doesn’t remember what he did for a living while here, but public records show Saipov registered a business at the Symmes Township address in 2011.

The family was shocked to learn Saipov had a business registered to their address. Ohio Secretary of State records show Saipov registered "Sayf Motors Inc." in May 2011. A 2013 marriage certificate obtained by the USA TODAY Network lists Saipov's occupation as "truck driver."

During his time in Fort Myers, Florida, several years ago, Saipov was "a very good person," an acquaintance, Kobiljon Matkarov, told The New York Times.

"He liked the U.S. He seemed very lucky, and all the time, he was happy and talking like everything is OK. He did not seem like a terrorist, but I did not know him from the inside," Matkarov said. He said Saipov later moved to New Jersey and began driving for Uber. San Francisco-based Uber said he started over six months ago.


So worked long hours, couch surfed for the first few years -- a person could save a tidy sum that way.

Listening to the television news as I type: He is talking to police, and shows no remorse. Searches for ISIS on his laptop, but no indications of actual communication, so they're calling him a lone wolf. A knife was found in the truck, along with the note about ISIS. He is in the FBI data base, but no indication he was problematic.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2017 9:11 Comments || Top||

#7  PJMedia's Morning Brief is on the story, quoting the Business Insider as reporting that Mr. Saipov came here via the State Department's Diversity Visa Lottery, which brings in about 55,000 people a year, and since became a permanent resident, and links to a Fox News report that Mr. Saipov's mosque, the Omar Mosque in Paterson, N.J., has been under NYPD surveillance since 2005 because they suspect "budding terrorist conspiracies."

That last might be why the FBI has his name.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2017 9:32 Comments || Top||

#8  The fake guns were presumably an attempt at suicide by cop; since it was unsuccessful we will now have to endure years of trials and discussion on how racist we are to assume he is a bad person.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/01/2017 9:35 Comments || Top||

#9  Every single time Brennan is trotted out to say something reliably anti-Trump, there should be a right wing journalist there to ask "Do you pray for muzzlims like Saipov five times a day?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/01/2017 10:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Just finished listening to Cuomo's response to the terrorist attack where he attacked Trump and gun control, also defending Schumer's Diversity Visa program. Better also ban paint and BB guns.
Posted by: Jan || 11/01/2017 12:12 Comments || Top||

#11  BREAKING: Same style terrorist attack has just occured in Londonistan.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/01/2017 14:18 Comments || Top||

#12  Trump says to end program that allowed New York attack suspect into US

Judicial activism in 5..4..2
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/01/2017 14:29 Comments || Top||


#14 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/01/2017 16:12 Comments || Top||

#15  So what you're saying is that the NYPD deliberately shot an Muslim, a member of the victim class, who was essentially unarmed? Isn't that racist? /sarcasm
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/01/2017 16:47 Comments || Top||

#16  Several Argentines and one Belgium killed. Only one New York City resident killed. The US is no longer a tourist safe place compaired to dangerous parts of the world as cockroach politicians are in lverdrive importing large numbers of people from the most violent areas of the world into this nation.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/01/2017 16:53 Comments || Top||

#17  Yeah, except that looks like a decent area and I don't think sukov was carding people before running them down.

Unless this was some international bike event and/or bikes were flying national flags.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/01/2017 17:14 Comments || Top||

#18 
Posted by: Menhadden Shaling4686 || 11/01/2017 17:48 Comments || Top||

#19  Gosh! I wander what his motives were? /sarc
Posted by: Ebbererong Sleretch5588 || 11/01/2017 18:49 Comments || Top||

#20  re #20 - We may never know his motivation. /sarcasm
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/01/2017 19:04 Comments || Top||

#21  Person of Interest in NYC Terror Attack Has Been Found: Feds

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/01/2017 19:32 Comments || Top||

#22  According to Steyn, Sayfullo is a variant on Saifallah - knife of Allah
Posted by: KBK || 11/01/2017 19:42 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
3 Levies men injured in IED blast targeting polio team in Bajaur Agency
[DAWN] Three Levies personnel were maimed in an improvised bomb (IED) blast targeting a polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
team in Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
's Khar district on Tuesday, officials said.

Officials in the political administration said the team was targeted while administering polio drops to children in the area.

The maimed were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital for treatment, the officials added.

Fieldworkers and security forces involved in anti-polio drives in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have often been targeted by Death Eaters.

Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  I would love to be able to give these nuts polio.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/01/2017 9:39 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Iraqi military delegation is preparing to take control of the Kurdistan region border with Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Tuesday.

The delegation headed by the Iraqi army chief of staff, Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi, is visiting the Fish-Khabur triangle formed by the Iraqi Ottoman Turkish Syrian border, in northwestern Iraq, a statement from the Iraqi joint operation command in Baghdad said.

The visit aims to "control the international border" it said, mentioning Iraq’s two crossings with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and Syria, respectively Ibrahim al-Khalil and Fish-Khabur.

Iraqi officials told Rooters earlier on Tuesday Iraqi customs officials took control of the Ibrahim al-Khalil main land crossing with Turkey.

Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraqi troops withdraw from Mosul
Zummar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have gradually withdrawn from northwestern Mosul region, a sign that indicates easing tensions between Baghdad and Erbil, a security source said.

“Federal Police’s reinforcement, which arrived earlier to Zummar, northwest of Mosul, have started to withdraw gradually,” Lt. Gen. Saadoun al-Dulaimi, of Federal Police, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

Troops were deployed in Zummar last week as confrontations occurred against Peshmerga. The move comes after ceasefire agreement was reached and series of talks took place on redeploying of Iraqi troops at disputed regions and border crossings.

“The withdrawal takes place through few groups with its machinery, while army troops tasked with protecting the region remain,” Dulaimi added.
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Iraqi forces gain more yardage near Qaim
Qaim (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces recaptured more areas from Islamic State militants on Tuesday as operations continue to retake the group’s last bastions in western Anbar.

The Joint Operations Command’s War Media Cell said the forces recaptured several villages near the town of Qaim besides the town’s “phosphate factory”.

According to the statement, troops became 13 kilometers away from central Qaim.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared Thursday the launch of operations to clear the towns of Rawa and Qaim, Islamic State’s last havens on the borders with Syria.

More from al-Manar
Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled up to the edge of Al-Qa’em, the largest town still held by the ISIL group in the country, as they pushed a final assault on the terrorists.

Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said government troops captured the village of Al-Obeidi, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Syrian border on the eastern outskirts of the town.

“ISIL fighters resisted the advance of the troops, but the majority retreated to positions in the center of Al-Qa’em,” it said in a statement.

Al-Qa’em and the surrounding pocket of barren desert territory along the Euphrates river is now the last remnant in the country of the so- called ‘caliphate’ ISIL declared after storming Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Iraq launched the offensive on the Al-Qa’em region — which also includes the smaller town of Rawa — on Thursday to finish off a punishing campaign that saw it force the terrorists out their major urban stronghold Mosul in July.

Source: AFP
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2 die in small arms attack in Sulaimaniya
Sulaimaniya (IraqiNews.com) Four persons were killed and injured in an armed attack in north of Sulaimaniya, police department announced.

“Armed group attacked four citizens in Goum Balagh village, north of Sulaimaniya, leaving two persons killed and two others wounded,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Hamas Leaders Reaffirm Goal of Destroying Israel Following Unity Deal
[Breitbart] The Algemeiner reports: Hamas leaders newly returned from an official visit to Iran have hailed their restored ties with the Tehran regime, praising the Islamic Republic’s "making no secret" of the "exceptional support" it provides to the Palestinian terrorist organization.

In an interview with the Qatari-financed Al Jazeera broadcaster last week, Saleh al Arouri ‐ the deputy head of the Hamas political bureau who led the delegation to Iran ‐ explained, "[I]t is well known that Iran supported the Lebanese resistance, until the Israeli occupation was driven out."

Iran "supports the resistance in Palestine as well," al-Arouri said, in remarks translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). "They make no secret of this. They give us exceptional support. The resistance is in dire need of this to be able to confront the aggression of the Israeli entity."
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#1  Because the best thing about being stupid (and Islam) is never having to learn.
Posted by: newc || 11/01/2017 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Motion to confirm the deeds and actions of the managers and miners, aye?

(Ayes)

Motion to confirm the goal of destroying Israel, aye?

(Aye!)

Motion to adjourn to fig cakes and zam zam, aye?

(aye)
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/01/2017 16:37 Comments || Top||

#3  I wish they would just get the balls and go for it. About time for another ass kicking.
Posted by: Chris || 11/01/2017 18:24 Comments || Top||


Exploded tunnel was dug for soldier abductions, Gaza terror leader says
The response to yesterday's story. Such lovely people.
[IsraelTimes] Islamic Jihad chief Batsh vows to build another passage into Israel in order to snag bargaining chips for a prisoner swaps

Senior Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
leader Khaled al-Batsh said Tuesday that the attack tunnel stretching from Gazoo into Israeli territory that was blown up by the IDF the previous day had been built by his group for the purpose of kidnapping Israeli soldiers.
Continued on Page 49
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#1  Hamas claimed the tunnel was filled with poisonous gas.

Not much different than killing barn rats.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/01/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#2  In a briefing to reporters Wednesday, a senior IDF officer warned that the operation on Monday, Oct. 30, which destroyed a Jihad Islamic terror tunnel, may not be over. He updated the casualties sustained by the terrorist group as 14 members dead and five still missing in the wrecked tunnel.
Posted by: phil_b || 11/01/2017 18:28 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Combat Summary
Units of the Syrian Arab Army have re-established control over the neighborhoods of al-Kanamat, al-Matar al-Qadim and al-Rasafa in Deir Ezzor city, a military source announced on Tuesday.

The source said while the army units continue their operations to retake the rest of neighborhoods in the city of Deir Ezzor, the engineering units have embarked on sweeping operations to demine the newly liberated neighborhoods.

In the same context, the army units operating in the northeastern countryside of Hama have regained a number of villages in the course of operations conducted in cooperation with the allied forces.

SANA reporter in Hama said the army re-established control over the villages of Rasm al-Ahmar, Rasm al-Sawi, Rasm al-Sawan, Msheirfet Adwan and Msheirfet Muweilih to the north and northwest of al-Sheikh Hilal town.

According to the reporter, many al-Nusra Front terrorists were killed or injured as a result of the operations, while their weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

Source: SANA
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