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US service personnel killed in Logar

One US service member has died as a result of wounds sustained during operations in Logar province, Saturday afternoon, Resolute Support mission confirmed in a statement.

"On behalf of US Forces – Afghanistan, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of our fallen brother,” said General John Nicholson, commander, US Forces – Afghanistan.

"Despite this tragic event, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the Afghan people and to support them in our mutual fight against terrorism.”

No further details were released regarding the circumstances that lead to the service member’s death.

However, it comes just a week after another US service member died in the same province from wounds sustained during a helicopter crash on October 27.

Resolute Support said at the time the crash had not been the result of enemy action and that they had full accountability of all personnel.
Six other US crew members were injured in the crash, Resolute Support said in a statement.
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Africa North
Car bomb attack targets Libyan government minister in Tripoli
Benghazi, 5 November 2017:

Government of National Accord (GNA) deputy interior minister Faraj Al-Gaem was unhurt in a Benghazi car-bomb attack which seriously injured seven people.

Gaem’s motorcade was passing a restaurant in the city’s Sidi Khalifa district when there was a large explosion. Six members of his party were wounded along with an Egyptian member of staff in the restaurant.

Gaem, who was appointed to the interior ministry this September by Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serra, is a member of the Awagir tribe, which is dominant in the Benghazi area. His nomination was greeted with fury by Libyan National Army (LNA) commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter who ordered all local officials and security forces to ignore any instructions he issued.

During the Revolution Gaem was an important Benghazi militia leader. When Hafter launched his Dignity (Karama) operation against Islamist militants in the city, Gaem joined him. However, the relationship was ruptured after the-then LNA spokesman Colonel Mohamed Hejazi accused Hafter and his family of corruption.

In what was seen as a direct challenge to Hafter, soon after his appointment to the GNA’s interior ministry was announced, Gaem flew from Tunis into Benghazi where he was greeted by armed members of his tribe who had forced their way onto the apron of Benina’s recently-opened airport.

It is unclear how much time Gaem has since spent in his home city. Shortly after today’s attack he told Libya News TV that he was in good health and had not been injured though four of his men had been wounded.

Posted by: badanov || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Saudi Arabia announces millions of dollars in bounty for 40 wanted in Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Saudi Ministry of Interior issued a statement on Monday with a list of 40 names of leaders and elements responsible for planning, executing and supporting various terrorist activities 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 ...
terrorist group, as well as financial rewards for information leading to their arrest or whereabouts.

The announcement came as part of 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 effort to stop terrorism and fight krazed killer ideology. Houthi militias have increasing terrorist activities and continue to harm the security of Saudi Arabia.

Houthi militias have also been known to have ties with Hezbollah in Leb.

Ballistic missiles were used in a significant precedent where these dangerous missiles were available to the terrorist militias, who violated the legitimacy when directly threatened Saudi Arabia to intimidate the citizens and cause insecurity in Saudi Arabia and impact its stability.

Saudi Arabia announced the first list with 40 names of Houthi leaders and members responsible for planning, executing and supporting the different terrorist activities in the Houthi group.

It also announced financial rewards for whoever gives information that leads to arresting the desperados or even locate them, calling for whoever has this information to contact Saudi authorities.

Those in the list include Houthi leader, Abdul Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, with a $30 million bounty placed on him.

Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border
[DAWN] A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday when a helicopter crashed near the kingdom's southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said.

The news channel Al-Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province. It said the helicopter had several officials on board, but did not reveal the cause of the crash.
Was he one of the unnamed corrupt ones?

Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

Aden: Troops killed in attack on government security HQ
[Al Jazeera] At least 15 people have been killed in Yemen's coastal city of Aden, a local resident said, in an attack claimed by the local affiliate 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIS) group.

The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told Al Jazeera that several people died in the city's Khormaksar district on Sunday after an explosives-rigged car blew up outside the criminal investigation department (CID) building.

Armed men, some of whom were wearing military fatigues, then proceeded to storm the facility where festivities were "still ongoing," the source said.

A separate source told Al Jazeera that at least "three terrorists" entered the CID building wearing boom jackets, but said there were no reports of hostages.

"No gunfire, no kabooms, the situation is currently calm," the source said.

Also in Aden on Sunday, a boom-mobile targeted the Dar Saad-based office of Yemen's Islah (Congregation for Reform) party, the country's largest opposition group, the source said.

The building was abandoned and there were no reports casualties, the source said.

ISIS took responsibility for the attack on the CID building, according to its Amaq,website, claiming the gang killed around 50 officers.

Al Jazeera could not independently verify the claims.

Earlier on Sunday, images posted on social media showed a pitched street battle between security personnel and unknown fighters near the CID building.
Ynet has slightly different details, for what it's worth:
Masked militants set off a large car bomb outside a security headquarters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden early Sunday killing at least 17 people before storming the compound, officials said, sparking combat that continued well into the night.

Speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, the security officials said the militants placed snipers on the roof and gunned down most of the security forces inside. The officials gave conflicting accounts of what happened next inside the building. They initially said that the militants had taken an unknown number of people hostage. Later they said that they opened cell gates and released prisoners.

Security forces backed by an Apache helicopter continued to fight for control of the installation after nightfall, chasing down militants in the surrounding structures and neighborhood. Some hostages were killed, they added, without providing specific figures. They said at least five soldiers were among the dead.

Witnesses said at least four militant snipers could be seen on the roof of the compound. They also described mayhem as dead bodies littering the compound's front courtyard couldn't be retrieved because of the continuous sniper fire. Shallal al-Shayae, the security chief, was not inside the compound at the time of the attack, the officials said.
Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

'This is the worst day since the start of the war'
[Al Jazeera] The Saudi-led coalition bombing 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...
carried out at least 29 air strikes on Sanaa province, hours after 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 ...
rebels fired a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Residents told Al Jazeera that bombs "rained down" on several neighbourhoods of the capital on Sunday, targeting a stage in al-Sabeen square used by Houthi rebels for military parades, the nearby presidential palace, the national security headquarters and the interior ministry.

The Houthi-run Saba news agency reported more than 15 air strikes in Sanaa and a further 14 in the districts of Sinhan and Bani Bahloul.

Fatik al-Rodaini‏, an activist based in the capital, told Al Jazeera some of the raids targeted Sanaa's old city, a UNESCO world heritage site.

"This is the worst day I've experienced since the start of the war," Rodaini said.

"I am fearing for my children's lives. They haven't gone outside all day. Just a few minutes ago I was thinking of letting them run to the shops but we heard another loud kaboom and my wife said 'no'.

"The Saudis don't care about our children, our future, our lives. They know that civilians live in close proximity to government buildings yet they continue to target those areas - they just don't care."

Hours earlier, the Saudi military confirmed intercepting a ballistic missile that was fired from Yemeni territory towards the kingdom.

Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  At this moment in time it may seem like the worst day since the start of the war, but eventually you will come to realize that this day is merely average - worse than yesterday, but better than tomorrow.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/06/2017 17:38 Comments || Top||

Europe migrant colonist briefs
Considerably more to come, as I catch up.
Dog saves Paris-area Jewish family from intentionally set house fire
5 November
[IsraelTimes] Home's door had been set on fire after midnight; family suspects Islamist Arab neighbor who expressed anti-Semitic views online. Police detained the neighbor in connection with the incident. Last week, an unidentified person set the family’s car on fire. Witnesses saw a man wearing a hoodie set it alight.

Islamization or fairy tale? 'Ali Baba' playground in Berlin stirs controversy
4 November
[DW] An "Ali Baba" themed playground in Berlin has caused some to see creeping Islamization. Others find the whole debate silly and filled with hate.

A wooden mosque, or palace, adorned with a half-crescent sits in the sand. Small blue minarets rise to the side. In the sand, there are wooden palm trees and camels.

Franziska Giffey told the Berliner Morgen Post that other playgrounds in the district are based on themes from fairy tales, including "Captain Bluebear” and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” The decision to construct an "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" themed playground was made together with two local nurseries, including one that goes by the same name, she said. Güldane Yilmaz, the Turkish-origin head of the multi-cultural "Ali Baba and his Thieves" nursery, is also shocked by the response from some.

No, 30,000 migrants haven’t disappeared in Germany ‘without a trace’
3 November
[TheLocal.de] When Bild reported on Thursday that 30,000 rejected asylum seekers had gone missing without a trace in Germany it was soon picked up in the international media. The only problem? It isn’t true.

Bildblog.de points out that figures for people who have been told to leave the country don't just include failed asylum seekers. They could also be tourists whose visas have expired. Further complicating the matter is the fact that local authorities don’t always keep track of the exact status of the migrants to whom they give money according to German asylum law. That means that somewhat more than 23,617 people with deportation orders might in fact be registered for welfare.

This is not the first time Bild has produced bogus reporting on refugees this year. In February the tabloid was forced to admit that a report on mass sexual assaults by migrants in Frankfurt over New Year had been completely made up.

Right-wing leaders denounce ban on Brussels ‘Islam safari’
3 November
[IsraelTimes] Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders and Filip De Winter, a leader of Belgium’s Vlaams Belang party, say that by imposing ban Belgian government 'proves' Muslim neighborhood 'not part of Belgium'. The authorities banned the visit as a threat to public order flowing from their planned protest’s “ostensibly insulting and discriminatory nature.”

Molenbeek — an impoverished neighborhood of around 95,000 people, many of them Muslim, from nearly 100 nationalities — is trying to shed an image as an extremist hotbed.
That's hard to do when we keep seeing reports of jihadis from there being arrested for involvement in attacks on the local population,
1.6 million people seek humanitarian protection in Germany
3 November
[DW] The Federal Statistical Office has revealed that 2 percent of the people who lived in Germany at the end of 2016 had lodged asylum applications. That's more than double the figure for 2014. In almost all cases residency is limited, including for 75 percent of those already rejected.

According to Destatis, 64 percent of the applicants were male and the average age was 29.4 years. Half of the people registered as seeking protection come from just three countries: Syria (455,000), Afghanistan (191,000) and Iraq (156,000).

French football chief 'very careful' over threat against coach Deschamps
1 November
[TheLocal.fr] French football federation president Noel Le Graet said he was adopting a "very careful" approach after a photoshopped image of national team coach Didier Deschamps emerged accompanied by threats from Islamic State sympathisers. The French federation chief, who announced Deschamps had agreed to extend his contract until 2020, was reacting to a mocked-up picture depicting the former World Cup winner published by the pro-Islamic State Wafa Media Foundation.

According to experts, there is no proven and authenticated link between groups such as the Wafa Foundation and Isis or its official communication outlets.

EU threatens visa restrictions for countries that don't accept rejected asylum-seekers
29 October
[DW] The European Union is upping the pressure on countries that don't take back rejected asylum-seekers by making it harder to obtain visas, a newspaper reported. The threat has already resulted in a deal with Bangladesh. In the spring, a majority of migrants who crossed the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy originated from Bangladesh.

Berlin security staff pushed young refugees into prostitution
25 October
[DW] Young refugees, including minors, have been lured into prostitution by the security guards hired to protect them. Insiders have told a German public broadcaster that the guards pay high prices for young refugees.

EU to implement border fingerprint checks similar to United States
25 October
[DW] The EU will soon establish a database of fingerprints and other biometric data for visitors from the US and other countries outside the bloc. The move aims to improve security, but some see an attack on human rights.

Germany terrorism prosecution cases soar: report
22 October
[DW] German federal prosecutors have opened up more than 900 terrorism-related cases so far this year, including 800 related to radical Islamists, according to a report published in the German language nespaper Welt am Sonntag on Sunday. The number of terrorism cases has jumped nearly four-fold compared to last year, when federal prosecutors opened about 250 proceedings. In 2013, there were about 80 terrorism cases in the courts.

The sharp rise has stretched manpower at the Karlsruhe-based federal prosecutors office, the newspaper reported. Nearly 300 terrorism cases have been transferred from federal authorities to state prosecutors.

Not all of the current terrorism cases in the system deal with actual plans to carry out attacks in Germany. Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq who fought for the "Islamic State" (IS) or other radical groups may also be tried for membership in an international terrorist group without planning attacks in Germany.

In addition, the Federal Criminal Police Office estimates nearly 700 people in Germany are Gefährder (loosely translated as dangerous,) or radical Islamists who represent a security risk and are capable of carrying out violent attacks.

Italy and US to share database of terrorists' fingerprints
20 October
[TheLocal.it] The United States and Italy on Friday signed an agreement to share their fingerprint databases in a bid to root out potential extremists among migrants travelling to the West. The "technical understanding", which updates a serious crime accord from 2009, was signed by Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti and Elaine Duke, acting US Homeland Security Secretary.

EU introduces new measures to combat 'low-tech' terrorism
18 October
[DW] The EU has announced more than €180 million will be dedicated to stopping terrorist attacks by smaller, less complex cells. After a series of attacks around Europe, the bloc is aiming to make public spaces safer.
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Home Front: WoT
Brave Texan Johnnie Langendorff tells his Sutherland Springs story
[Guardian] Johnnie Langendorff says he raced after gunman with a member of Sutherland Springs community who had earlier fought with killer.

A dramatic account of a high speed car chase after a mass shooting in a Texas church has emerged from one of the gunman’s pursuers, who describes a gunfight and subsequent crash.

Motorist Johnnie Langendorff has told how he was driving near to Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church on Sunday morning when he saw two men shooting at each other.

He saw the church gunman ‐ now named as Devin Kelley ‐ take off in his car and a member of the local community came over to ask for help.

Langendorff told a local TV station Ksat.com: "I pulled up to the intersection where the shooting happened. I saw two men exchanging gunfire, the other being the citizen of the community. The shooter of the church had taken off, fled in his vehicle, the other gentleman came and said we need to pursue him. And that’s what I did, I just acted.

Langendorff said he did not know the community member.
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#1  I have always been aware by first hand experience of the drastic difference between country people and urban people when comes to confronting crime. After moving to the city everytime I interdicted againat a crime in progress city people would say you're crazy. If you live in a rural area and don't interdict you are considered a disgrace.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/06/2017 3:22 Comments || Top||

#2  At the appropriate time, a trip to the Oval Office for engraved S&W pistols presentation. Star of Texas on one side, Presidential Seal on the other, child/grandchild scholarships, free hunting license for life, F-150 King Ranch, etc.

No media.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/06/2017 8:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Sharpshooting plumber fired shot that took down Texas church gunman
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/06/2017 9:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Latest word is the shooter had a hostage during the shootout and chase. The local with the rifle who engaged the shooter was a biker dude. Police might have not fired to prevent collateral damage to the hostage but apparently to a cowboy and a biker dude you just made a bad situation worse for yourself with the natives.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/06/2017 9:47 Comments || Top||

#5  a cowboy and a biker dude

Lack of training? Unhindered by ROE?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/06/2017 10:42 Comments || Top||

#6  The cops got there 5-7 minutes after the guy wrecked
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/06/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||

#7  The U.S. is now experiencing a second violent civil war. With extreme mass violence coming from the left against large groups of people on the right. Hundreds of casualties suffered by the right in Ppl as Vegas. Dozens killed in a church. Open defiance of the flag at sporting events. Trump supporters being beaten over and over again at campaign rallies.

This is open, violent warfare now taking place from the left against the right. Historically the most violent since the first civil war and it will only get worse.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 11/06/2017 10:56 Comments || Top||

#8  A citizen with a firearm stops a criminal with a firearm.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/06/2017 11:39 Comments || Top||

#9  A citizen with a firearm stops a criminal with a firearm.

Reckless Endangerment
Discharge of a firearm within the city limits
Aggravated Assault with Conspiracy
Attempted Murder
Premeditated Felonious Assault

...and that's just the good guys.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/06/2017 12:48 Comments || Top||

#10  We were in New Braunfels for the weekend and left after church; did not hear of this until our daughter in Oregon called us, worried, while we were stuck in traffic on I-35 near Waco. Lucky we didn't go to the wrong church.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/06/2017 14:21 Comments || Top||

#11  Lucky we didn't go to the wrong church. On 1 Aug 1966 I was lucky I didn't go to the wrong college library that day in Austin.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/06/2017 14:24 Comments || Top||

#12  Lucky we didn't go to the wrong church. On 1 Aug 1966 I was lucky I didn't go to the wrong college library that day in Austin.

"Not getting killed; that really is the key to the benefits program."
~ Vince Recardo (Peter Falk) The In-laws, 1979
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/06/2017 15:10 Comments || Top||

#13  Hats off to real men.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/06/2017 16:14 Comments || Top||

Kurds say 60 fighters dead in Kurdistan
Erbil (IraqiNews.com) Sixty Kurdish fighters were killed in confrontations with Iraqi federal and the pro-government paramilitary troops, Kurdistan said.

In a press conference aired on the Kurdish NRTTV on Sunday, Jabbar al-Yawar, secretary general of Peshmerga Ministry said that the recent confrontations left 60 fighters of Peshmerga killed and 150 others wounded.

Peshmerga, according to Yawar, seeks resolving conflicts between Baghdad and Erbil “through dialogue and constitution.”

“We have to return back to talks to resolve all issues,” Yawar said. “The current issues are political not military ones.”

Meanwhile, Yawar expressed fears that military confrontations with Baghdad, in case of not reaching a political understanding. He added that Kurdistan made a proposal of seven issues for Baghdad to resolve those issues and are currently awaiting the response.
Posted by: badanov || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  If the Kurds decide to fight, I doubt the Iraqi army can roll over them. I tend to think it's broken from years of hard fighting. Without US air support, the Iraqi army will take massive casualties, the way it did against ISIS, before Uncle Sam jumped in.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 11/06/2017 19:02 Comments || Top||

Airstrikes hit Kurd Kommies in Sulaimaniya
Sulaimaniya (IraqiNews.com) Unidentified fighter jets have shelled some regions in Sulaimaniya province, a Kurdish governmental source said on Sunday.

“Several fighter jets shelled on Saturday night for one hour Asos mountain, located in Mawat town, Sharbazher region in Sulaimaniya,” Camran Hassan told DPA.

“The shelling ignited fire in the forests there as well as headquarters of Kurdistan Free Life Party and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK),” he added.

This is the first time that headquarters of these two parties are shelled in the region, Hassan said.

Sharbazher and Mawat have no ground borders with Turkey.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin
2 die in 2 separate bombings

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Eleven persons were killed and injured in two IED blasts in north and west of Baghdad, security sources said.

“A bomb exploded near a market in al-Tarmiyah region, north of Baghdad,” a source told Baghdad Today on Sunday.

“The blast left two persons killed and seven others wounded,” he added.

Another security source said two civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, west of Baghdad.

“A bomb, placed near stores in al-Resala region, exploded in the morning leaving two persons wounded,” the source told Ikhnews website.

Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and conducted investigations, while the wounded were taken to hospital for treatment.
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Iraq’s Shiite militias fighting ISIS across Syrian border
[RUDAW.NET] Iraq’s Shiite militia crossed the border into Syria during festivities with ISIS in the Euphrates River valley, a conflict monitor reported.

Fighters of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, crossed the border at al-Qaim and were fighting ISIS in the al-Hiri area, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday.

Al-Hiri is located in the countryside east of the Syrian city of al-Boukamal, the last major urban centre still in ISIS hands.

After exchange of artillery, ISIS pushed the Iraqi forces back across the border, the Observatory stated.

A spokesperson for one group within the Hashd al-Shaabi confirmed to The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that they had clashed with ISIS in the border area, but denied they had crossed into Syria.

Jaafar al-Husseini of the Kataeb Hezbollah said his forces fired rockets into Syria from al-Qaim on the Iraqi side of the border. The Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi took control of al-Qaim from ISIS on Friday.

Husseini confirmed that Iraqi militias are already present inside Syria among Iranian-backed militias fighting side-by-side with Syrian government forces and he added that the Shiite militias will take part in securing a route from Iran to Leb.
Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

5 dead in Kirkuk twin bombings
[RUDAW.NET] Two bomb kabooms destroyed Kirkuk on Sunday, killing five people and wounding 10 others, said a Rudaw news hound.

The news hound said the first kaboom which was of a jacket wallah targeted a government building in the city's Atlas neighborhood.

The second kaboom targeted the Shiite militia of the Hashd al-Shaabi inside an abandoned Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in the city.

He added that five people in total including some members of the Saraya al-Salam militia were killed and 10 others maimed.

The city of Kirkuk was captured by the Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi and the Iraqi army on October 16.
Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Border Police arrest West Bank terror cell planting bomb by security fence
[IsraelTimes] Footage released by police shows arrest of Paleostinian cell members as they prepare an attack against Israeli forces

Border Police on Sunday released footage of the ambush and arrest of a Paleostinian terror cell as it attempted to plant a bomb near the West Bank security barrier.

The arrest was made last Monday, when police forces watching a section of the barrier northeast of Jerusalem identified a suspicious vehicle approaching the fence.

Three men then emerged from the vehicle and began to set up an bomb that included a gas canister. Police said their apparent intent was to activate the bomb against Israeli security forces patrolling near the barrier.

Policemen approached the cell members and fired warning shots in the air. Two of the men were locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
, while one fled. He was arrested the following night in the cell members’ hometown of Bayt Duqqu.

The three, aged 17-19, were all indicted at the Ofer military court on Thursday on terrorism charges.
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Southeast Asia
Maute widow arrested in Basilan
[PhilStar] The Indonesian widow of slain terror leader Omarkhayam Maute was arrested in Iligan City yesterday, with her six children taken into custody by the state. Minhati Madrais, alias Baby, was nabbed after Philippine security forces received information that she had been spotted in Barangay Tubod. Madrais reportedly admitted she is Omar’s widow.

Iligan City police chief Leony Roy Ga said, "We were able to trace her relationship with Omar through the photos provided to us. In some of the photos she was with Omar."

Police said Madrais moved to Iligan from Marawi when the battle broke out between government forces and the Maute group on May 23. She claimed she was taken to Iligan but could not identify who brought her there.

Ga said Madrais would be charged with illegal possession of explosives. Her six children, all minors, will be turned over to the custody of the state.

Sporadic gunfire was still heard in Marawi City yesterday, almost two weeks after combat operations were formally terminated. Col. Romeo Brawner, deputy commander of Task Force Ranao, said, "We are still hunting down stragglers,” adding there could be as many as 39 rebels hiding in the deed city based on information from captured Indonesian militants.

“We do not have information how many militants are still there. But we will hunt them down.”

Meanwhile, officials expect more attacks from the Abu Sayyaf terrorists following the killing of Hapilon. Local officials in Basilan said Radzmil, a henchman of Hapilon, has been active since last month to prove that he is the best successor to Hapilon, emir of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia.

Two militiamen were killed and beheaded on Friday in Sumisip town in Basilan. Residents said the attack was another show of rage over the ongoing construction of a road that will traverse the remaining enclaves of the Abu Sayyaf in the Punoh Mahadje and Sampinit areas. The trans-central road will connect the towns of Sumisip and Maluso to Barangay Santa Clara in Lamitan City, capital of Basilan.

The Abu Sayyaf are worried the overland arterial network will make their lairs accessible to police patrol cars and military armored vehicles.

Local residents urged the military and the police to tighten their surveillance on four Abu Sayyaf commanders, among them Radzmil, who are all aspiring for the leadership of Hapilon’s group.
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Jihadist rebels fire barrage of guided missiles at Syrian Army in northeast Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] With the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) pressing to expel jihadist forces from the northeastern countryside of Hama, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies are setting up an anti-tank traps to make government forces pay a heavy price for advances on the ground.

Footage released by HTS on Sunday shows its fighters launching a guided missile towards an SAA artillery position at the newly liberated town of Shakushiyah, striking a 130 mm field gun which likely took damage upon impact:

...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his shoulder. Ow! he exclaimed, with feeling......
Jaish al-Nasr (Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
branch) destroyed a SAA bulldozer on Sunday as it sat stationary on the southern outskirts of Abu Dali, a former trade village which HTS overran last month.

The bulldozer was knocked out by a US-manufactured TOW missile supplied to the FSA; subsequently, thick black smoke could be seen rising over the targeted site.

Remarkably, three similar videos were released by HTS and allied FSA factions on Friday too, suggesting a drastic increase in the use of anti-tank missiles against the SAA.
Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

ISIS car bomb attack kills 75 in Deir Ezzor
Update of this report from yesterday.
BEIRUT: At least 75 civilians were killed in a Daesh group car bombing that struck a gathering of people displaced by fighting in eastern Syria, a monitor said Sunday.

Saturday’s attack in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor killed “at least 75 displaced civilians including children” and wounded 140, said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Abdel Rahman said the victims had fled battles in the province, where Syrian regime forces and a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, the Syrian Democratic Forces, are fighting the extremist group in separate offensives.

The Britain-based war monitor, which relies on a network of sources on the ground inside Syria for its information, reported Saturday that dozens had died in the blast.

Fighting across Deir Ezzor province has sent thousands of civilians fleeing for their lives, some straight into the desert.

Some had sought refuge in a desert area controlled by the SDF on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River where the Saturday bombing struck.

It was not the first attack attributed to Daesh against civilians fleeing Deir Ezzor.

On October 12, a car bombing in the northeastern province of Hasakah killed at least 18 people, including displaced people and Kurdish security forces, the Observatory said.

Sonia Khush, Syria director at the Save the Children charity, said Saturday 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.
Posted by: badanov || 11/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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