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ISIL loses al-Qaim in Iraq and Deir Az Zor in Syria
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Africa Horn
KDF Soldiers Kill Two Al-Shabaab Militants In Lamu
[RADIOSHABELLE] Two al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
bad boyz were potted in battle with military troops in Lamu County.

The gunnies were killed by soldiers on patrol in Nyatha, Lamu West, Kenya Defence Forces front man David Obonyo said.

The soldiers were on their normal patrol of the area at around 6pm on Thursday when they came into contact with the armed turbans.

The incident comes barely a week after four al-Shabaab bad boyz were potted in battle with KDF troops at Mararani area in Lamu East.

The soldiers raided the terrorists’ camp forcing gunnies to flee and abandon the camp.

Four AK-47 rifles, bomb making materials, six magazines, three grenades, three car batteries, rolls of cables, three mobile phones and assorted food stuffs were found at the camp.

Last month, KDF soldiers killed five al-Shabaab turbans while gunnies escaped with injuries at Bodhei on the border of Lamu and Garissa counties.

During the incident, six AK-47 assault rifles, 321 bullets, three grenades and explosives were recovered.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


US Africa Command conducts air strikes in Somalia
[Al Jazeera] The US army says it has conducted two separate air strikes against 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 the Levant (ISIS) group in northeastern Somalia, killing several members of the group.

Friday's attacks were in coordination with Somalian government forces, the statement said.

The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said the first strike occurred at approximately midnight local Somalia time (09:00 GMT), with the second strike occurring at approximately 11am local Somalia time (08:00 GMT).

"We are currently assessing the results of the strike," the statement said.

Reports from Somalia suggest ISIS has been recruiting members there since it became active in the country although the scale of its activities is far smaller than that of al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "I hear jets"
"Shhhh. Just listen for drones, OK?"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/04/2017 5:34 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Arab coalition forces hit Iranian experts, military base in north Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Arab coalition forces hit Souq Allaf in north Saada province in Yemen. The military raid targeted a missile base, killing Iranian experts and leaders linked to Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
and ousted Saleh’s militia, reported Yemeni media.

The Houthi militias claimed that the raids targeted civilians at Souq Allaf at the province of Saada, early on Wednesday.

The sources confirmed the killing of Iranian experts, and military leaders in the so-called missile force belonging to the Houthis and Saleh’s militia.

Yemeni news sites reported that the head of the Houthi missile unit, Qais Ali al-Qamantar, was killed in the raids targeting a building in which he was located next to the popular market in the Sahar Directorate in the center of Saada.

The sources also confirmed the death of his brother Hussein and other elements of the militia, including Iranian missile experts whose identities are still unknown.

Houthi activists and leaders condemned the killing of al-Qamantar, referring to him as a missile force officer.

Other sources said he supervised the installation of launching pads of ballistic missiles, directed at Saudi territory.

The Houthi militia included Qais and Hussein al-Qamantar in a list of names, claiming they were civilians killed in the aerial bombardment of the location in Sahar.

The coalition forces front man Colonel Turki al-Maliki announced earlier, that the allegations circulated by the Houthi media regarding the death of civilians were reviewed and investigated.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  The sources also confirmed the death of his brother Hussein, his other brother Hussein, and other elements of the militia, including Iranian missile experts whose identities are still unknown.

Moar, puhleeez
Posted by: Frank G || 11/04/2017 5:33 Comments || Top||

#2  jpost has an article about an incoming missile from Yemen, earlier today, and that it may have been shot down.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 11/04/2017 23:33 Comments || Top||


Europe
Moroccan Extradited to France over 2015 Train Attack
[AnNahar] A Moroccan man suspected of helping to plan a 2015 attack on a Gay Paree-bound train has been extradited from Germany to La Belle France and charged, a legal source said Friday.

Redouane Sebbar, 25, was a close associate of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the ringleader of the 2015 jihadist attacks in Gay Paree that claimed 130 lives.

Abaaoud, who died in a police raid days after the carnage in the French capital, is also believed to have ordered the attack on the high-speed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Gay Paree on August 21, 2015.

The pair made several European trips together.

The legal source said Sebbar, who had been in jug in Germany since late 2016, was extradited to La Belle France on October 26 and charged with "complicity in attempted terrorist murder".

His fellow Moroccan Ayoub El Khazzani, a member of 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....
group returning from Syria, opened fire with a Kalashnikov on the Thalys train just after it entered La Belle France, wounding two people.

Three Americans holidaying in Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
-- two of them off-duty servicemen -- overpowered him, saving passengers from what could have been a bloodbath.

Khazzani told Sherlocks he was acting on the orders of Abaaoud, whom he met in Syria.

French Sherlocks became interested in Sebbar after noticing he made a return Thalys trip from Brussels to Gay Paree a few days before Khazzani's attack.

La Belle France had been seeking Sebbar's extradition since July.

Another suspected accomplice of Khazzani's, who was tossed in the slammer
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
in Germany and handed over to La Belle France in April, has already been charged over the Thalys attack.

Algerian national Bilal Chatra, 21, is accused of playing the role of scout for Abaaoud and Khazzani along the Balkans migrant route into Europe in 2015. He is being held in a French prison.

In Belgium, two men were charged Tuesday over the train attack, including Mohammed Bakkali, accused of planning logistics for the gun and bomb assault in Gay Paree on November 13, 2015.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2017 01:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
ISIS-linked murder suspect nabbed at Port Authority Bus Terminal
[AOL] Port Authority cops grabbed a murder suspect Wednesday with ties to ISIS at the Midtown bus terminal ‐ less than a day after a lone-wolf terrorist mowed down 20 people in a lower Manhattan bike lane, killing eight, police sources said.

Cops spotted Matthew Passaro, 46, near a Greyhound Bus inside the massive transit hub about 11 a.m., Port Authority front man Joe Pentangelo said.

Passaro, who is homeless and has "pledged allegiance" to ISIS, had a loaded .45-caliber pistol when police recognized him as a suspect in the fatal Sept. 20 shooting of a 47-year-old man in Brooklyn Heights.
A known wolf.
He was taken into custody, and promptly threatened cops.

"You’re lucky I didn’t shoot you," Passaro told the officers.

Passaro is also wanted for an attempted murder in Sacramento, Calif., law enforcement sources said.

He also has ties to 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....
and has "had communication" with ISIS members, sources said.
A known wolf who is connected.
Law Enforcement sources said Passaro, who goes by the name Abu Bakar Hassain, frequented the al-Farooq Mosque on Atlantic Ave., a house of worship with ties to blind Sheik Muhammad Ali Hasan al-Moayad, who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings as well as a broader "war on urban terrorism."
... very connected...
He is accused of shooting and stabbing Steven Vargas at the corner of Atlantic and Fourth Aves. last month. Vargas died of his wounds at Brooklyn Hospital.
...with a typical history of violent crminality. It's a lifestyle concept, donchaknow.
A surveillance camera recorded Passaro near where Vargas was attacked.

Members of the NYPD/FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force, who had been monitoring Passaro’s MetroCard activity, took him into custody for questioning moments after Port Authority cops grabbed him, sources said.
*snicker*
No charges have been filed.
Yet. Whatever will they find on his cell phone??
Passaro’s arrest comes a day after Sayfullo Saipov killed eight people and maimed 12 others when he drove a rented Home Depot truck down a bike lane along the Hudson River, plowing through bicyclists and pedestrians.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
2 Indian soldiers, 'militant' killed in IHK gun battle
[DAWN] Two Indian army soldiers and a suspected hard boy were killed in a gunbattle in India-held Kashmire, police said on Friday.

Fierce fighting began overnight after Indian government forces laid a cordon around a cluster of homes in southern Samboora village on a tip that 'militants' were hiding there, Superintendent Police Pani claimed.

As the fighting raged, hundreds of residents, mostly young men, hit the streets in solidarity with the 'militants' while demanding the end of Indian rule over Kashmire.

Government forces fired tear gas, resulting in festivities with protesters, who hurled rocks back at the troops. No one was immediately reported injured in the festivities.

Police said at least two 'militants' escaped amid the festivities.

Separatist groups have for years been fighting Indian soldiers deployed in the region, demanding that Kashmire be given independence or merged with Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


TTP facilitator apprehended, large caches of weapon seized in Balochistan: ISPR
[DAWN] A suspected krazed killer was apprehended and a large cache of weapons was seized during intelligence-based operations (IBO) conducted by Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
and intelligence agencies in Zhob, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday.

According to the statement, the FC and intelligence agencies apprehended a suspected Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain controller while conducting an operation at a terrorist hideout in Zhob.

The statement added that weapons, improvised bombs (IED), explosives and ammunition ─ suspected to be used in carrying out terrorist activities in Quetta ─ were recovered from the terrorist hideout.

Separately, security forces recovered "communication equipment and myrmidon literature" during an IBO conducted in North Wazoo Agency, the statement added.

During the operation, which was conducted in Mandi Khel near Dosaali, the security personnel recovered weapons and ammunition, including guns, mortar, rocket launchers, IEDs and explosives, the ISPR statement said.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Abadi: Iraqi forces retake last ISIS bastion
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi forces Friday captured the biggest town under ISIS group control in Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, driving another nail into the coffin of the holy warriors' self-styled caliphate.

Abadi hailed the "liberation of al-Qaim in record time" in a statement, just hours after Iraqi troops backed up by local Sunni tribal militia fighters entered the key town on the border with Syria.

The fall of al-Qaim leaves ISIS fighters in Iraq holding just the smaller neighboring town of Rawa and surrounding pockets of barren desert along the Euphrates river.

That is all that remains in the country from the vast swathes of territory that the group seized in 2014 as it rampaged across Iraq and neighboring Syria.

But the town appeared to have fallen in lightning time after commanders announced that Iraqi troops pushed into the town of some 50,000 inhabitants on Friday morning.

Commanders said that forces have unleashed a barrage of artillery fire against holy warrior positions inside the town, backed by Iraqi and US-led coalition air strikes.

Troops from the army and the elite Counter Terrorism Service "have started the assault on the center of al-Qaim," Staff Major General Noman Abed al-Zobai, the commander of the 7th Division, told AFP from the scene on Fridat.

Shortly afterwards, another officer said on condition of anonymity that the town’s Gazoo district had fallen from holy warrior hands.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIL loses al-Qaim in Iraq and Deir Az Zor in Syria
[Al Jazeera] ISIS has lost further ground in Iraq and Syria as the armies of both countries and the Syrian opposition squeeze its forces.

Late on Friday, Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, announced the recapture of al-Qaim, the group's last stronghold in Iraq.

Iraqi forces took full control of the city on the Syrian border after seizing the last border crossing held by ISIS, or 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 the Levant group.

They have been getting help from Sunni tribal fighters and the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a Shia paramilitary force.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [412 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Suicide attack kills 9 in Syria's Golan Heights village
[DAWN] A suicide car kaboom killed nine people in a government-held village in Syria's Golan Heights on Friday, state media said, reporting festivities between government forces and forces of Evil afterward.

State news agency SANA said the boom-mobile hit the outskirts of the village of Hader, which lies near the disengagement line that divides the Syrian-controlled part of the Golan from that occupied by Israel.

"A jacket wallah from 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 detonated a boom-mobile in the midst of the village, located on the outskirts of Hader, killing nine people and injuring at least 23," the agency said.

Al-Nusra Front is the old name for a murderous Moslem group that was formerly Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and is now known as the Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
Front.

"In the aftermath of the terrorist attack, terrorist groups carried out a heavy attack on Hader, and army units and the Popular Defence units [pro-government murderous Moslems] clashed with the attackers," SANA added.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


8 Iran soldiers killed in clashes with 'terrorists'
[DAWN] Eight Iranian soldiers were killed in festivities with "terrorist groups" on the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on Friday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

"This afternoon, during festivities between border guards and terrorist groups, the latter suffered several losses but unfortunately eight members of the security forces were martyred," the agency quoted Alireza Radfar, a deputy governor in West Azerbaijan province as saying, without giving further details.

Friday's festivities took place in Chaldoran county bordering Turkey. On October 26, the authorities also announced the death of four "terrorists" in the county.

Chaldoran country in Iran's far northwest is mainly populated by Kurds and Ottoman Turkish-speaking minority Azeris.

Security forces in the Islamic republic often clash with separatists or terrorist groups along the country's western borders with Turkey and Iraq.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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1al-Qaeda in North Africa
1al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Houthis
1al-Nusra
1Taliban
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies
1Muslim Brotherhood
1TTP

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Sat 2017-11-04
  ISIL loses al-Qaim in Iraq and Deir Az Zor in Syria
Fri 2017-11-03
  Iraqi army recaptures key natural gas field from Daesh
Thu 2017-11-02
  Hamas cedes control of Gaza crossings to PA
Wed 2017-11-01
  Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds
Tue 2017-10-31
  At least eight dead and more than twelve injured in shooting and truck ramming in downtown Manhattan
Mon 2017-10-30
  Barzani Resigns as Iraq and Iran Threaten Kurdistan's Border Crossings
Sun 2017-10-29
  Mozambique: First Islamist Attacks Shock the Region
Sat 2017-10-28
  Palestinian-American idiot sentenced to 20 years for going to Syria to become ISIS suicide bomber
Fri 2017-10-27
  Pakistani man wanted for 70 murders arrested in Hungary
Thu 2017-10-26
  ISIS seizes large part of Yarmouk Camp
Wed 2017-10-25
  Kurds freeze independence vote, call for ceasefire
Tue 2017-10-24
  6 ISIS Big Turbans die trying to escape Diyala
Mon 2017-10-23
  Filipino troops battling final 30 ISIS-linked gunmen in Marawi
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  ARSA open to surrender, but only under UN supervision
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  US drone strike targets al-Shabab after Somalia's 'deadliest attack'

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