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'At least 27 people killed' at a Texas church
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'At least 27 people killed' at a Texas church
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] At least 27 people have been killed inside a Texas church - including a two-year-old child - after a gunman dressed in full combat gear opened fire during the morning service before cops shot him dead.
No word if it's a nut or an Islamist. Since it's a church, I'm leaning toward nut.
The shooting happened at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where around 50 people usually attend service, according to local reports.

Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr told CNN that at least 27 people have been killed in the shooting, but the corpse count is expected to climb.

'My heart is broken,' Gamez said. 'We never think where it can happen, and it does happen. It doesn't matter where you're at. In a small community, real quiet and everything, and look at this, what can happen.'

At least 24 others were maimed in the horrific shooting. Witnesses said a man 'in full gear' walked inside the church and opened fire just before 11.30am.
Posted by: Fred || 11/05/2017 15:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [981 views] Top|| File under:

#1  MONA Is It Coulter's law?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/05/2017 16:44 Comments || Top||

#2  My money on BLM or Antifa.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/05/2017 16:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Word is it's a guy named Chris Ward that killed his family before attacking the church. Apparently a local. Betcha either a divorace and/or taking something for mental issues that pushed him off the deep end.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/05/2017 17:29 Comments || Top||

#4  But that's unconfirmed so don't take it as fact yet. They also are saying that services typically had 50 people or so.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/05/2017 17:30 Comments || Top||

#5  My money on BLM or Antifa

I don't think BLM or Antifa could find Sutherland Springs Texas even if they knew about Google maps.
Posted by: jpal || 11/05/2017 17:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Touche
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/05/2017 17:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Latest says he's not from the area....so we probably won't really know for a few hours.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/05/2017 17:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Not chris Ward but NYT says Devin P. Kelley
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/05/2017 17:37 Comments || Top||

#9  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/05/us/church-shooting-texas.htmlTexas Church Shooting Leaves at Least 25 Dead, Official Says
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/05/2017 17:37 Comments || Top||

#10  When good people with guns showed up (police) the cowatd ran. Typical loser.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/05/2017 17:44 Comments || Top||

#11  A wiki of the perp
Posted by: phil_b || 11/05/2017 17:52 Comments || Top||

#12 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/05/2017 17:58 Comments || Top||

#13  Who the hell is Devin Patrick Kelley?
Posted by: KBK || 11/05/2017 17:59 Comments || Top||

#14  https://www.thedailybeast.com/devin-patrick-kelley-idd-as-sutherland-springs-church-killer
Posted by: KBK || 11/05/2017 18:10 Comments || Top||

#15  Devin Kelley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

“US Air Force E1 (2010-2014) He received a dishonorable discharge He was court martialed in May 2014.”
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/05/2017 18:30 Comments || Top||

#16  Hopefully they'll quit mentioning these peoples' names and showing their photos. They must know by now the bastards are just doing it for the fame.
Posted by: jpal || 11/05/2017 18:32 Comments || Top||

#17  Kelley, 26, was a resident of New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio, according to public records. Kelley was married and his mother-in-law listed a P.O. box in Sutherland Springs as a mailing address.
Posted by: phil_b || 11/05/2017 18:36 Comments || Top||

#18  Twitter posts linking him to Antifa.
Posted by: phil_b || 11/05/2017 18:39 Comments || Top||

#19  Fox just said the "suspect was engaged by a local with a rifle which caused him to drop his weapon and flee."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/05/2017 18:48 Comments || Top||

#20  Does dishonourable discharge and court-martial remove rights to own firearms??

Also... He was Atheist who taught at bible Schools. According to some screenies i see (may be fake)
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/05/2017 18:53 Comments || Top||

#21  Does dishonourable discharge and court-martial remove rights to own firearms??

regardless, a Special and General courts martial conviction makes it a federal felony. Thus one convicted in such a court is a felon and not eligible to own guns. It's that felony thingy that the feds in Chicago are using to prosecute gun crimes there.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/05/2017 19:06 Comments || Top||

#22  SALTTexas Rangers: Armed Citizen ‘Engaged’ Killer, Ending Rampage

Today's mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was only halted after an armed Texan "engaged" the killer and put an end to the rampage, the Texas Rangers reported.

Freeman Martin, a major in the Texas Rangers and a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says the suspect dropped his rifle and fled after being confronted by a local man who had grabbed his rifle.

Freeman provided a timeline of the tragedy in a press briefing Sunday evening.

"At approximately 11:20 this morning a suspect was seen at a Valero gas station in Sutherland Springs, Texas," Martin said. "He was dressed in all black. That suspect crossed the street to the church, exited his vehicle and began firing at the church."

"That suspect then moved to the right side of the church and then continued to fire," he continued. "That suspect entered the church and continued to fire. As he exited the church, a local resident grabbed his rifle and engaged that suspect. The suspect dropped his rifle, which was a Ruger AR assault-type rifle and fled from the church."

"Our local citizen pursued the suspect at that time," Freeman went on. "A short time later as law enforcement responded that suspect right at the Wilson/Guadalupe County line crashed out and was found deceased in his vehicle. At this time we don’t know if it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if he was shot by the local resident. We know he’s deceased in the vehicle. "

The suspected killer is being reported as Devin Patrick Kelley. However, Freeman would reported, "The suspect has not been completely identified. We believe he’s a young white male, maybe in his early 20s. He was dressed in all black, tactical type gear and was wearing a ballistic vest."

/SALT
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/05/2017 19:16 Comments || Top||

#23  https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/922

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person—

(6) who [2] has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/05/2017 19:35 Comments || Top||

#24  Well, this'll have the "good guy with a gun is just a myth" brigade grinding their teeth:

Today's mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was only halted after an armed Texan "engaged" the killer and put an end to the rampage, the Texas Rangers reported.
Freeman Martin, a major in the Texas Rangers and a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says the suspect dropped his rifle and fled after being confronted by a local man who had grabbed his rifle.
Freeman provided a timeline of the tragedy in a press briefing Sunday evening.
"At approximately 11:20 this morning a suspect was seen at a Valero gas station in Sutherland Springs, Texas," Martin said. "He was dressed in all black. That suspect crossed the street to the church, exited his vehicle and began firing at the church."
"That suspect then moved to the right side of the church and then continued to fire," he continued. "That suspect entered the church and continued to fire. As he exited the church, a local resident grabbed his rifle and engaged that suspect. The suspect dropped his rifle, which was a Ruger AR assault-type rifle and fled from the church."
"Our local citizen pursued the suspect at that time," Freeman went on. "A short time later as law enforcement responded that suspect right at the Wilson/Guadalupe County line crashed out and was found deceased in his vehicle. At this time we don’t know if it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if he was shot by the local resident. We know he’s deceased in the vehicle. "
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/05/2017 19:41 Comments || Top||

#25  Sounds like the rifleman scored a solid hit. That is deer hunting area. Sounds like the rifle was a deer hunting rifle. Appears the rifleman knew he was pursuing a hit animal. Good job.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/05/2017 19:57 Comments || Top||

#26  Well, the MSM can bitterly cling to the AR "assault rifle" misconception.
Posted by: gorb || 11/05/2017 20:42 Comments || Top||


#28  Per LinkedIn via WeaselZippers:

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 11/05/2017 21:21 Comments || Top||

#29  Excellent research Bright Pebbles.
Posted by: Hupeting Sforza8196 || 11/05/2017 21:37 Comments || Top||


#31  The Left.
The Left
The MF**king Left

Just another democrat spreading SJW "justice"
I would not go there tonight but my grief was interrupted by

The left
The Left
The motherfuking left.
Posted by: newc || 11/05/2017 23:19 Comments || Top||

#32 
Posted by: Hupeting Sforza8196 || 11/05/2017 23:33 Comments || Top||

#33  Hopefully they'll quit mentioning these peoples' names and showing their photos. They must know by now the bastards are just doing it for the fame.

What? You expect the media to be responsible?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/05/2017 23:51 Comments || Top||


Witnesses Say 15 People Are "Down" After Gunman Opens Fire In Texas Church
In an incident that authorities are describing as a "mass casualty situation," between 12 and 15 people have reportedly been shot at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small community south east of San Antonio. The people were presumably attending a Sunday church service when a gunman opened fire. Few details are available. The gunman is still "active" according to the latest police reports.
Posted by: Iblis || 11/05/2017 14:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under:

#1  At least 27 Christians entered eternal Paradise today, approximately 24 others injured. One loser in full combat gear was dispatched to hell by first responders.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/05/2017 15:55 Comments || Top||

#2  When you Worship, it is Mitzvot to pack heat - "To kill them before they kill you is a Mitzvot
Posted by: newc || 11/05/2017 16:54 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Senior Taliban commanders among several killed in Kunduz and Faryab
[Khaama] Several Talibs were killed or maimed in the latest counter-terrorism operations of the Afghan national defense and security forces in the northern parts of the country.

According to the Afghan military, the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in the vicinity of Kunduz and Faryab provinces.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in the North said at least two senior commanders of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group were among those killed.

A statement by Shaheen Corps said at least six Taliban murderous Moslems were killed during the operations in Esa Khel village located in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz.

The statement further added that two senior commanders of the group identified as Mullah Tufan and Qari Zahir were among those killed.

At least thirteen Taliban murderous Moslems were also maimed during the operations and ten different types of landmines were confiscated during the operations, Shaheen Corps added.

In the meantime, Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army said at least eight Taliban murderous Moslems were killed and twelve others were maimed during the Arclight airstrikes in northern Faryab province.

The Arclight airstrikes were conduted in Sherin Islam Qalam, Zaqoom, and Tapa-e-Qeshlaq vilages located in Khwajah Sabs Posh and Sherin Tagab districts, the statement said.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including the Taliban murderous Moslems have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/05/2017 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


A-29s pound foreign hideouts of foreign terrorists in Kunar province
[Khaama] The Afghan Air Force carried out a series of Arclight airstrikes on the hideouts of the foreign forces of Evil in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Saturday.

The Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Marwara district of Kunar, leaving at least three foreign gunnies dead.

The 201 Silab Corps officials in the East said the Afghan Air Force A-29 fighter planes pounded the hideouts of the forces of Evil and as a result at least one hideout and a heavy machine gun of the forces of Evil were also destroyed.

The anti-government armed turban groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Kunar, located in eastern parts of Afghanistan, borders the tribal regions of Pakistain and is home to several terrorist groups.

The Afghan Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
gunnies as well as the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot, ISIS Khorasan, operate in some of the restive districts of the province.

At least twelve people were killed or maimed during a clash between the Afghan cops and the ISIS Lions of Islam in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the East said late last month that the incident took place late on Saturday night in the vicinity of Kunar Bain area.

A statement by the Silab Corps said at least eight ISIS Lions of Islam were killed and four others were maimed during the festivities.

The statement further added that two weapons, eight magazines of ammunition, 2 rocket launcher missiles, 1 communication device set, and 3 mobile phones together with the dead bodies of the two Lions of Islam were left in the area in the aftermath of the festivities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/05/2017 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [373 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "...the Pashtun equivalent of men..."

Good one TW. Sums up my limited experience with some of the Pashtun.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/05/2017 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't get credit fort that bit of cleverness, Woodrow dear, much as I would like to. That comes from Fred's automatic translation engine, so originally it was one of his observations. I just highlighted the text, as usual, and clicked on Translate. Those inlines have the typewriter font and Post-It Note yellow highlight -- my comments are highlighted in periwinkle.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/05/2017 23:24 Comments || Top||


Air and artillery strikes pound Taliban positions in Helmand province
[Khaama] The Afghan cops conducted and air and artillery strikes on Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
positions in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan, leaving several holy warriors dead.

The provincial government media office in a statement said at least eleven Taliban hard boyz were killed during the operations.

The statement further added that the artillery units of the Afghan army pounded the hideouts of the Taliban group in Greshk district of Helmand, leaving at least six hard boyz dead.

At least two cycle of violences belonging to the Taliban hard boyz were also confiscated by the security forces during the operation, the statement said.

In the meantime, the Afghan Air Force conducted Arclight airstrikes in Spin Jumat, Bashran of Lashkargah, and Chah Engineer area of Nad-e-Ali, leaving at least five holy warriors dead.

According to the provincial government, a vehicle and cycle of violence along with some light and heavy weaponry of the Taliban hard boyz were also destroyed during the operations.

The Afghan cops in separate operations confiscated at least 95 different types of improvised bombs from different parts of the province, the provincial government added.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including the Taliban hard boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban chop off elderly woman’s limbs before murdering her in Helmand

[Khaama] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bully boyz have brutally murdered an elderly woman on charges of cooperating with the government and security institutions in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the elderly woman who was around 85-year-old, was initially kidnapped and was later murdered in a brutal way in Garamsir district.

The provincial governor’s front man Omar Zwak confirmed the incident and said the woman was murdered by the Taliban bully boyz few days ago.

He told BBC’s Afghanistan service that the forces of Evil initially chopped off the limbs of the elderly woman before murdering her on charges of cooperating and supporting the government.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including the Taliban bully boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.

Helmand remains one of the most volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 where terrorist related incidents are frequently reported from its various districts.

The execution of civilians by the Taliban bully boyz on charges of working or cooperating with the government is not a rare incident.

However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
this is the first time the forces of Evil of the group have killed an elderly woman on charges of supporting the government.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/05/2017 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Puntland Troops Carry Out Operation In Northern Galkayo
[RADIOSHABELLE] The troops of Somalia’s northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
have carried out a security operation in the divided city of Galkayo on Saturday following insecurity acts.

The sweep targeted Israc and Garsoor villages located in the Puntland-administered Galkayo to thwart any pending attacks from Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
Lion of Islams.

Speaking to the news hounds, Abdullahi Yusuf "Dowlad" said troops were put on high alert following reports of a security threat by the Lion of Islam group in the region.

The movement of the regional forces came after an attack on a security checkpoint in the port city of Bosaso, the regional capital of Bari province.
Posted by: Fred || 11/05/2017 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade joins in military operation in Wershiffana
[Libya Observer] Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) has announced that it will take part in a military operation alongside western military zone and Zintan military council to help "cleanse" Jafara and Aziziya districts in Wershiffana - southwestern Tripoli - from "outlaws and gangs."

In a statement issued Saturday on Facebook, the TRB said Jafara and Wershiffana are kidnapped by a group of criminals, adding that the residents in those areas know the gathering places and camps of the criminals and outlaws, which are kilometers away from the houses of the Wershiffana High Council of Tribes' officials.

"If the brigades in Jafara have such a power that can thwart any attacks coming from outside Wershiffana, why then they did not use it to secure the district and the residents from the outlaws and gangs." The statement reads.

"We wonder why those forces did not use their power to secure banks, projects, stolen factories, residents' properties and why they did not arm - since they have so many weapons - the police and army that have about 3000 personnel each." The statement goes on.

It also explained that Wershiffana district is kidnapped by some of its residents, who are hosting criminals wrecking havoc in the area such as those "advocates of popular front for liberating Libya" and those who dream of the return of dictatorship.

"We are going to join the operation in Wershiffana to prevail security so that police and other security apparatuses return to work inside the district, open banks and protect the roads between Tripoli and western mountain as well as al-Zawiya from bandidos. Securing Tripoli needs the security of the areas around it and thus thwart any threats posed to the capital." TRB concluded.

Posted by: Fred || 11/05/2017 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Brotherhood businessman Malek referred to state security emergency court for attempting to topple regime
[AlAhram] Egypt's top prosecutor Nabil Sadek has referred Moslem Brüderbund businessman Hassan Malek and his son to an emergency state security court on charges from 2015 including belonging to and financing the now-banned group, the prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.

Twenty-two other co-defendants, including Abdel-Rahman Saudi, also a well-known businessman and member of the banned group, were referred to the High State Security Emergency Criminal Court on the same charges, which also include attempting to topple the regime, assaulting police and army personnel and harming the national economy.

The defendants in the case include 13 individuals who are on the lam.

The prosecution said that Brotherhood material detailing plots to harm the national economy were found at Malek's house.

Malek has been placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
since he was incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in October 2015 pending investigations into charges of collecting foreign currency from the Egyptian market and smuggling it abroad with the aim of harming the national economy.

His assets have been frozen since September 2014.

Last week, Malek completed the maximum period of two years allowed by Egyptian law for detention with trial.

Prosecutors can refer criminal cases to an emergency court in light of the current state of emergency imposed in the country.

Last month, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree extending the six-month-old state of emergency for another three months.

Egypt first imposed the state of emergency in April after two church bombings killed at least 45 people.

Since the 1990s, Malek has been considered one of the most prominent businessmen affiliated with the Moslem Brüderbund, along with his business partner and former deputy chairman of the group Khairat El-Shater, who is currently serving jail time for various convictions.

Malek’s commercial and industrial ventures include textile manufacturing, electrical supplies and furniture.

The Moslem Brüderbund was designated a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government in November 2013.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Organized crime fingered for army post attack near Jufra
Tunis, 4 November 2017:

One soldier was killed and at least four wounded in an attack on an army post on the road between Brak Al-Shatti and Jufra last night. Some reports say two died members of 12th Brigade and the Central Region Deterrence Force died and six wounded.

Other members of the brigade counter-attacked and it is believed that there were casualties among the attackers but numbers are unknown. It is also not known who they were. It is thought, however, that they were not members of the so-called Islamic State but rather fuel and people smugglers whose activities have been curtailed by the brigade and the Deterrence Force.

Both of the latter are led by Major-General Mohamed Ben Nayel.

Last May, 141 people, 86 of them members of the 12th Brigade, died when militants attacked the airbase at Brak Al-Shatti. The Benghazi Defence Brigades, the 13th Mechanised Battalion (formerly the Third Force) and men under southern Islamist commander Ahmed Abduljalil Al-Hasnawi have been held responsible although the 13th Battalion has denied any involvement.
Posted by: badanov || 11/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Niger forces unassed the ambush site leaving US Detachment in contact
[Breitbart] The US special forces detachment ambushed in the Niger last month fought alone for hours after the local Nigerien forces they were accompanying fled in the first minutes of the engagement, retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said.

The trapped soldiers also made repeated efforts to convince French warplanes sent from neighbouring Mali to engage the enemy, attempting to "talk in" the pilots who refused to attack due to poor weather, rough terrain and an inability to differentiate friend from foe, the officers said.

Four US Green Berets and five Nigerien troops died in the incident, which has been the focus of an intense debate in Washington over the executive branch’s extensive powers to use military force abroad without congressional approval and with little oversight.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/05/2017 02:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [514 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Will we soon learn that our Niger partners were aware of the pending ambush and said nothing ?

Sort of answers the site security element question doesn't it ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/05/2017 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Seems to me they were not to be trusted in the first place.
Posted by: gorb || 11/05/2017 4:04 Comments || Top||

#3  The French refusing to attack? Maybe they were afraid to hit possible relatives of Muslim Paris rioters. Reminds me of a couple running jokes.

Who invented white underwear? The French. So they would always have something to surrender with.

Who invented crotchless underwear? The French. Thus limiting the brown "runaway" shit stains on their default surrender monkey flag.

The only war the French ever won, well they were led by a teenage Christian girl. And then they helped burn Saint Joan at the stake.

Apparently with 5 dead, not all Nigerien forces fled.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/05/2017 9:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Tempting as it may be, can't blame the French if no 'air-ground operations' coordination was established well prior to STARTEX and everything turning to kak.

It is my understanding the 'bad guys' set fire to brush which obscured visibility for ground attack aircraft. Obviously not their first rodeo.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/05/2017 12:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Apparently with 5 dead, not all Nigerien forces fled

Or they were the slow ones.
Posted by: gorb || 11/05/2017 12:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Apparently with 5 dead, not all Nigerien forces fled. Or they were the slow ones.

In that part of the world there is only one speed.
Posted by: Bugs Spinese9299 || 11/05/2017 13:15 Comments || Top||

#7  InshAlla time?
Posted by: newc || 11/05/2017 22:39 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Intensified coalition strikes on Sanaa; Ministry of Defense hit
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Arab coalition fighters launched a series of air strikes on Saturday targeting the 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 ...
militia and forces loyal to ousted former President-for-Life former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
camps in southern Sanaa.

Local residents reported that violent raids targeted a camp in Atan where rocket launchers are based. A munitions depot and weapons stores were also struck in the Jabal Naqm district and the Nahdeen camp.

Intense raids and strikes continued in the skies of the capital Sana'a at the time of writing this article.

Sources confirmed that one of the raids targeted the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense under the control of the Houthi militias in central Sanaa.

The Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile targeting Riyadh on Saturday evening. The missile was intercepted by Saudi air defenses northeast of Riyadh near King Khalid International Airport and was destroyed without any collateral damage.
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Saudi Arabia intercepts missile from Yemen northeast of Riyadh
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile from Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
in northeastern Riyadh on Saturday night.

The missile did not cause any major damage.

The front man for the coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that at 8:07 pm a rocket was fired from within the territory of Yemen towards the territory of the Kingdom.

Several sections of the site spotted rocket-propelled grenade hits at the exit 5 north of the city of Riyadh near the Tala Mall complex and the Ben Khaldoun Boys School.

The police and civil defense imposed a security cordon around the location of the falling fragments of the interceptor missile. Shrapnel was seen in the parking lot.

Colonel al-Maliki said that the rocket was aimed at the capital of Riyadh and was launched indiscriminately and absurdly to target the civilian and populated areas, where it was intercepted and the fragments fell in an uninhabited area east of King Khalid International Airport.

There were no injuries thankfully to anyone, he said.

Maliki said that this hostile and indiscriminate action by the 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 ...
militia proves the involvement of one of the countries of the region sponsoring terrorism, supporting the Houthi militia with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit challenge to violate the UN resolution (2216) in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia, as well as regional and international security, and towards populated cities and villages, contrary to international law.
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#1  Is this the second one in a few days?
Starting to get personal for the Saudies.
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5 die in Houthi attack in Taiz
Five children were killed by Houthis and pro-Saleh forces on Thursday, in an attack targeting a residential neighborhood in Yemen’s Taiz governorate.

The German Press Agency (DPA) quoted medical sources as saying that five children were killed and three injured in a shelling by pro-Saleh and Houthi militias.

The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations denounced the heinous massacre, stressing in a statement that it is closely monitoring all violations committed by the militias, documenting them and unveiling them to public opinion in the Arab world and the West.

The coalition demanded that the international community, the UN and local and international organizations decry the crimes committed by the insurgents against Yemen’s children and halt the massacres taking place against unarmed civilians under the watchful eyes of everyone.

Such crimes are added to the huge violations committed by the insurgents amid the international community’s silence, knowing that these acts come in contravention of the international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the coalition said.

In Nihm, more than fifty people were killed and dozens injured while many fled to the capital after fierce clashes.

The Yemeni National Army’s progress coincided with intense military operations led by the coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen.

Battlefield sources saw that the military operations in Nihm bring hope to the YNA and citizens in Sana’a.

Military sources affirmed the national army’s ongoing offensive on insurgent locations stretching over 30 kilometers.

Back in Taiz, YNA continued its operation in the west of the city, while maintaining its presence in the locations it seized in the past three days.

The insurgents on the other hand were desperate to regain control of the locations they had lost in the western front.
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The Grand Turk
Turkish Police Officer Killed, 9 Wounded in PKK Clash
[AnNahar] One Ottoman Turkish police officer was killed and nine others were maimed on Friday in a raid to capture a suspected Kurdish bully boy in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, the governor's office said.

The officers launched the operation to arrest a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the district of Kayapinar west of Diyarbakir city centre, it said in a statement.

When they entered the building, festivities broke out during which a hand grenade exploded and 10 officers were maimed. One later died after being taken to hospital.

Local resident Zahide Kilinc said she woke up to the sounds of gunfire around 6:00 am (0300 GMT) and saw officers open fire on a flat nearby.

"Of course we were scared, the children were scared. It was like there was an attack on our home and not the opposite flat," she told AFP.

The governor's office said a member of the PKK was also killed during the festivities.

Six soldiers and two military security guards were killed on Thursday in festivities with the PKK in the province of Hakkari which borders Iraq.

The interior ministry said on Thursday its security forces killed 46 members of the "separatist terror organization" -- Turkey's official term for the PKK -- in Sirnak and Hakkari in the southeast and Tunceli in the east, state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
Anadolu said.

It was not possible to independently verify the toll.
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Iraq
More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


6 die in IED attack in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Three children and three policemen were killed as explosive devices went off in northwest of Mosul, a security sources said on Saturday.

“A bomb from Islamic State’s remnants exploded in al-Qubba village, northwest of Mosul, the source from Nineveh told Alghad Press. “The blast left three children, including two siblings, killed.”

The bomb, according to the source, exploded while the children were playing in a garden.

In related news, a source told BasNews that “local police found bodies of two police conscripts, one of whom was lieutenant general, near the Federal Police headquarters in Badush town. They were shot in the head and chest.”

In the same town, a bomb exploded targeting Federal Police, which left three personnel killed and fourth wounded.

Troops conducted investigations on the bomb blast, however, refused to investigate the issue of the two bodies found in the same town.

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3 Kops die in ISIS checkpoint attack in Diyala
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three police personnel were killed, while three others were wounded as Islamic State launched at attack in west of Diyala, an official said.

“Militants infiltrated from Hamreen regions in Salahuddin toward Udhaim dam to attack security checkpoint and al-Safra exit using mortar missiles and other weapons,” Abdul Jabbar al-Ebeidi, head of Udhaim town, told Baghdad Today on Friday.

“The attack left three containers burnt, three persons, including police officer, killed and others wounded,” he added.

Ebeidi blamed the attack on “security vacuum in regions between Diyala and Salahuddin from the north of Udhaim.”

Earlier on the day, a security source said security troops, backed by air cover, headed to the exit after the attack to control the situation there.
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Anbar Antix


Iraqi commander dies in bomb attack near Qaim

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army commander was killed, while four others were wounded in a bomb blast in west of Anbar, a military source said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Saturday, the source said “a bomb from Islamic State’s war remnants exploded targeting a military vehicle boarded by Col. Maher Tawfiq, telecommunications commander of the seventh division, and some of his guards on the road between Qaim town and phosphate factory.”

“The blast left the commander killed and four personnel wounded,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced on Friday liberation of Qaim in record time.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


1 dead in bombing attack Friday

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, four others were wounded in a bomb blast in southwestern Baghdad, a security source said on Friday.

“A bomb went off in the morning near a market in al-Radwaniya region, southwest of Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and four others wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that security troops cordoned off the blast scene. “The victim’s body was transferred to forensic medicine, while the wounded were taken to nearby hospital for treatment.”

Kop dies in bomb detonation in Abu Ghraib

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A police conscript was killed on Saturday in an IED blast in west of Baghdad, a security source said.

“An IED, placed under a civil vehicle boarded by a police conscript, exploded while as the victim was on way to al-Zidan region in ABu Ghraib, causing his immediate death,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Security troops cordoned off the blast spot, according to the source, who preferred anonymity. “Ambulance transferred the victim to forensic medicine department.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF fires rubber bullets at Palestinians throwing stones at settlemen
[Ynet] An IDF force fired rubber bullets at Paleostinians throwing stones at the security fence of the Karmei Tzur settlement in the West Bank on Saturday.

According to the IDF, one Paleostinian was hurt by the rubber bullets.

IDF opens fire at rioting Palestinians by Gaza border

[Ynet] An IDF force shot up Paleostinians who were rioting at three different spots near the Gazoo border fence on Friday.
The rioters burned tires and hurled stones toward the border.

None of the soldiers were hurt.

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
IS car bombing kills dozens of displaced in Deir Ezzpr
[IsraelTimes] Attack in Deir Ezzor comes a day after Russian-backed regime forces took full control of the last jihadist bastion in the country

A boom-mobileing carried out by 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 killed dozens of displaced people in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on Saturday, a monitor said.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack targeted people displaced by fighting in the oil-rich province who had gathered on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, adding that dozens more were maimed.

The attack comes as Syrian and allied forces converged Saturday on holdout IS fighters in the border town of Albu Kamal, a day after Russian-backed regime forces took full control of the bustling provincial capital, also called Deir Ezzor, which was the last Syrian city where IS still had a presence.

"The Islamic State group targeted with a boom-mobile displaced people on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, killing dozens and wounding dozens of others," Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

He said he could not immediately gave a specific toll of how many people were killed and maimed in the attack.

Abdel Rahman said the victims had fled battlegrounds in Deir Ezzor province, where the US-backed Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance is also on the offensive against IS.

The SDF is attacking IS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates which cuts across the province, while Russian-backed Syrian forces are battling the jihadists on the western bank of the river.

The parallel offensives have sent thousands of civilians fleeing for their lives, some straight into the desert.

Sonia Khush, Syria director at the Save the Children charity, said an estimated 350,000 people have fled the recent fighting in Deir Ezzor province, half of them children.

"The situation in the city, and surrounding countryside, has been especially bleak with civilians trapped between the fighting and all too often caught in the crossfire," she said

The Euphrates Valley border area was the heart of the "caliphate" IS proclaimed in 2014 and is now its last redoubt, where a US-led coalition supporting the military effort said around 1,500 jihadist fighters remained.

Despite being driven out from large parts of Deir Ezzor, IS still controls 37 percent of the province and its fighters are deployed in the eastern side.
Deutsche Welle adds:
The blast happened in an area between the Conoco and Jafra energy fields controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and close to the city of Deir el-Zour, which last week was captured by Syrian regime forces from 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....
" (IS) gang.

The largest city in eastern Syria, Deir el-Zour is a center for the country's oil extracting industry.
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Australian teenager arrested in Lebanon on suspected Isis links
[Guardian] The Sydney teen was trying to travel to Syria and has provided details of other Australian fighters, Lebanese officials say

A Sydney teenager, suspected of trying to travel to Syria to fight for 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....
, has been nabbed
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in Leb and has provided details of other Australians linked to the murderous Moslems, local officials say.

The Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) said in a statement it had arrested a Lebanese-Australian man, who had lived in Sydney for several years "and embraced holy warrior ideology".

It said the man, born in 1999, had become radicalised by watching and reading online material from the terror group and arrived in Leb on 20 August.

"After his arrival in Leb he continued with members of ’Daash’ in Syria via the internet," the ISF statement said.

It said the teenager was detained two days before he was due to depart for Syria and had given up information on other Australian fighters, and supporters and financiers of the murderous Moslem group.

The ISF claimed the Australian man was linked to an Isis co-ordinator in a neighbouring country.

The teenager will face a local court at a future date, the statement said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed it was providing consular assistance to an Australian man detained in Leb, but would not provide further comment.
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Russian long range bombers hammer ISIS positions in Deir Ezzor
Russian Defense Ministry said that the Russian forces directed several strikes on the sites of ISIL terrorist organization in the city of al-Bukamal in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor city.

“Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers struck ISIL targets near the town of al-Bukamal in Syria on Saturday,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Command centers and weapon depots were among the targets hit by the bombers which flew over Iran and Iraq, according to the statement.

On Friday, long-range bombers Tupolev-22 and the submarine The Kolpino have dealt a massive missile and air strike against ISIL terrorists and infrastructure near al-Bukamal. Six strategic bombers Tupolev-22 and six submarine-launched cruise missiles Kalibr hit terrorists’ fortifications, weapons and ammunition depots, manpower and command centers.

Source: SANA
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8 Iranian soldiers killed fighting guerrillas in Azerbaijan
TEHRAN: Eight Iranian soldiers were killed in clashes with “terrorist groups” on the border with Turkey on Friday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

“This afternoon, during clashes 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.

Friday’s clashes took place in Chaldoran county bordering Turkey. On Oct. 26, the authorities also announced the death of four “terrorists” in the county.

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

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

Since a double attack in the capital Tehran in June claimed by Daesh, official media regularly report the dismantling of cells reported to be planning attacks on Iranian territory.
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Syrian regulars continue attack in western Ghouta
Rif Dimashq (Syria News) Informed sources revealed that the Syrian regime forces and allied militias imposed a siege on areas and recaptured other areas from the rebels, in western Ghouta, in Rif Dimashq Province, Qasioun News reported.

The sources informed that the army forces managed to recapture the areas of Dalafa, Qors al-Naql Hill and al-Harra Hill, located in northern Hodar town, in Western Ghouta, in Rif Dimashq, after violent battles between with the Syrian rebels, amid an artillery shelling carried out by the Syrian regime forces and Israeli occupation forces.

Furthermore, the Syrian regime accused the Syrian opposition of cooperating with the Israeli occupation forces, while the Israeli occupation spokesman, Avighay Adaraee, said that they are not joining any side in the conflict taking place in Syria.

It is noteworthy that Syrian opposition forces managed to break the siege imposed by the Syrian regime on the villages and towns of Western Ghouta area, in Rif Dimashq Province, following an extensive offensive.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Libyan Edition


Islamic group shuts down comic convention in Tripoli
FFS!
TRIPOLI: A Libyan armed group said Saturday it had closed a comic book convention in Tripoli and detained the organizers for an “attack on morals and modesty” in the strife-ridden country.

Hundreds of young Libyans on Friday flocked to the opening of the city’s second Comic Con festival, including some dressed up as their favorite heros from American comic books and Japanese manga.

Later in the day members from the Deterrence Force — a group of mainly conservative Islamists that acts as the police for the UN-backed government — entered the venue, seized computers and arrested organizers, a participant said.

The group said those responsible for the event would be handed over “to prosecutors for an attack on morals and modesty” as they looked to prey on youths in the city.

“This sort of festival imported from abroad exploits the weakness in their religious faith and their fascination with foreign cultures,” said a statement posted on Facebook.

Comic Con began in 1970 as a convention of a few dozen fans who swapped superhero magazines in the US.

The event has grown in size and spread around the world, including to Saudi Arabia.

Libya has been wracked by conflict since the fall of dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 and the country has two rival governments: a United Nations-backed one in the west and a rival administration backed by a military strongman in the east.

Hundreds of different militia groups have stepped in to impose their authority in the security vacuum.
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#1  Isn't it all pretty much cosplay with live ammo there?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/05/2017 10:12 Comments || Top||



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