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Turkey detains more than 160 IS suspects in Ankara
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Afghanistan
1 dead as explosion hits Afghanistan's Mazar-e-Sharif City
[DAWN] At least one person was killed when an kaboom hit the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province of Afghanistan on Thursday, TOLO News reported.

According to TOLO News, an eyewitness said the target was a former bully boy commander who was passing through the area.

Balkh police said at least one person was killed in the blast.

According TOLO News, an eyewitness said that two people were maimed in the incident.

Afghan forces have struggled to combat a resurgent Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
since the United States (US) and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014.
Posted by: Fred || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
All perpetrators of Wahat terrorist attack killed except one foreigner who was arrested: Sisi
[AlAhram] All the perpetrators of a terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian coppers in the Western Desert in October have been killed bar one foreigner who has been tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Wednesday.

El-Sisi said that Egyptian authorities would reveal the foreigner’s nationality and confession after the end of the World Youth Forum, which is ongoing in Sharm El-Sheikh this week, state-run MENA agency reported.

"The perpetrators of the Wahat attack were aiming to target Wadi El-Rayan Monastery," El-Sisi said in his comments on the sidelines of the forum, which concludes on Friday.

The Coptic Orthodox monastery is located in Fayoum governorate, around 100km south of Cairo.

The Egyptian president also said that army and police forces are currently combing the country's Western Desert region to eliminate any possible terrorist hideouts in the area.

Eleven coppers, four conscripts and one sergeant were killed in a shootout while raiding a terrorist hideout in Bahariya Oasis, about 135 kilometres (83 miles) southwest of Cairo. The ministry of interior said that 15 bad boyz were potted during the shootout.

A police officer was kidnapped by forces of Evil during the shootout but the Egyptian army and police forces managed to rescue Mohammed El-Hayes in a joint operation on 31 October.

Following the shootout, Egyptian security forces launched a number of operations targeting hideouts in the Western Desert area, and reported they had killed numerous terrorists.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Top Kop kidnapped in Tripoli
Benghazi, 9 November 2017:

A police commander prominent in acting against local militias was kidnapped last night from his home in Beida.

Ayman Al-Hassi was reportedly wounded when he resisted as an armed gang broke into his home. His elderly mother and his wife were both assaulted by the gunmen. His son managed to escape from the building.

The gang then left with Hassi. The identity of the attackers is unknown. However, Hassi in his role as head of the town’s police investigation unit has earnt a reputation for toughness against militias .

His brother Ahmed Gharour Al-Hassi was also a police commander in the town. He was killed in Ajdabiya in March by gunmen following the Libyan National Army ‘s (LNA) recapture of the Oil Crescent after an Islamist counter-attack led by the Benghazi Defence Brigades.

Ahmed had survived an earlier assassination attempt in Beida, where his unit had conducted a series of raids on properties suspected to hold Islamist militants. His brother Ayman then took over command of the unit.
Posted by: badanov || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Europe
Iranian Arab separatist shot to death in Netherlands
It's always exciting when internal affairs are shared externally.
[IsraelTimes] Dutch police open investigation into killing of Ahmad Mola Nissi, who advocated for independence for Iran's Arab minority.

An Iranian activist who advocated for the independence of the country’s Arab minority was shot to death in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Ahmad Mola Nissi, 52, was a founder of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, or ASMLA, which advocates for an independent state in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan Province.

Dutch police said an investigation had been opened into the shooting and a suspect were tossed into the calaboose at the scene of the crime in The Hague.

"His involvement in the incident is being investigated," police said about the suspect, according to Rooters. "Emergency services were at the scene quickly and reanimated the victim, but he died shortly later."

The Ahvazi, who are ethnically Arab, are one of a number of minorities in Iran that says it is persecuted by the country’s Persian majority. Members of the ethnic group say they face discrimination in employment and housing and are often denied political and civil rights, according to Amnesia Amnesty International.

In July, Mola Nissi told Rooters the ASMLA wants to "liberate Ahwaz lands and people from the Iranian occupation."

The ASMLA has an armed wing called the Mohiuddin al Nasser Martyrs Brigade that has claimed attacks on Iranian troops.

Iran has accused its rival 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...
of backing separatist groups in the country, which Saudi Arabia denies.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  "Emergency services were at the scene quickly and reanimated the victim, but he died shortly later."

I feel bad about Mr Nissi's fate, but the fact that he returned for a short period before his ultimate death is distressing.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 11/10/2017 4:50 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains more than 160 IS suspects in Ankara
[AlAhram] Turkish police have detained 165 people over suspected links to 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) militant group in Ankara and have arrest warrants for a total of 245 suspects in the capital and surrounding province, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.

It said 1,500 police officers took part in the operation across Ankara province, raiding 250 addresses. No further details were immediately available.

Private broadcaster CNNTurk said police in the northwestern city of Bursa also detained 27 suspects including some Syrian nationals over alleged links to IS.

They confiscated documents and materials linked to the organisation during raids at the addresses of some suspects, it said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Sepoy martyred, 5 terrorists killed in exchange of fire on Pak-Afghan border: ISPR
[DAWN] A Pakistain Army sepoy was martyred and five forces of Evil were reportedly killed when they opened fire on newly established army posts at the Pak-Afghan border, the Army's media wing said on Thursday.

"Exploiting absence of any control in Afghan border areas, forces of Evil fired on newly established Pakistain posts in Rajgal valley in Khyber Agency
... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though...
at multiple places," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a blurb.

Five forces of Evil were reportedly killed and four injured during exchange of fire while Sepoy Muhammad Ilyas was martyred, according to ISPR.

The ISPR in August had announced the conclusion of Khyber-4 operation in the agency which included clearing the areas on the Pak side of the border.

Pakistain began fencing the Pak-Afghan border earlier this year to prevent forces of Evil from crossing into the country from Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  Cliffside area. Nasty grounds were smuggling is a normal profession.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/10/2017 3:51 Comments || Top||


Karachi police arrest two MQM-affiliated suspected target killers
[DAWN] Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
police on Thursday announced the arrest of two suspected hit mans allegedly linked with the London faction of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM).

A statement issued by the office of Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) stated that the suspects were tossed in the slammer
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
from Gutter Baghicha area near Manghopir Road in Karachi.

A .222 rifle and a Mauser were recovered from the possession of the suspects who reportedly accepted their association with the MQM and their involvement in multiple cases of assassinations.

According to the police statement, the arrested suspects had provided backup and support to culprits during Chakra Goth incident in 2011, which had resulted in the death of four people, including three coppers.

The suspects have been identified as Mohammad Hamid alias Piya and Mohammad Naeem alias Kaala alias Jolly, read the statement.
Posted by: Fred || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iraqi militia repels ISIS checkpoint attack in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have repulsed an Islamic State attack against a security checkpoint in Diyala, a security source said on Thursday.

“Troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] managed to repel an attack launched by IS to target a checkpoint in al-Bou Eissa village, north of Udhaim, in Diyala,” the source told Baghdad Today.

“The troops prevented the militants from attacking the checkpoint, making them run away,” the source added. “A bomb placed by the militants was blown up after they ran away.”

Mutaibija, located on borders between Salahuddin and Diyala provinces, has complicated terrain, with numerous hills that serve as a good hideout for militants. Occasional attacks have been witnessed there by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014.
Posted by: badanov || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix

20 ISIS Turbans all that remains in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) The number of remaining Islamic State militants is estimated at no more than twenty members at the group’s stronghold in western Anbar, an official said.

“The families that remained in Rawa are around 300 families. News that mentioned that they are besieged to be used at human shields are untrue as the militants are in defeated,” Hussein al-Okaidi, mayor of Rawa told Baghdad Today.

“After the IS blew up the only bridge in Rawa, security troops had to look for a way to the town through al-Rummana,” he added.

Okaidi indicated presence of “desert roads and island that stretches out to the Syrian land. But there should be redeployment and tightening control on land before starting the last battle to clear Rawa of the militants.”

“The remaining number of militants in Rawa are no more than 20, while the rest fled toward Syria,” he added.

4 suicide bombers die near Qaim

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi army killed four suicide bombers before crossing into Iraq from Syria on Thursday, a commander was quoted saying.

Maj. Gen. Nawman al-Zawbai, commander of the army’s 7th division, told Alsumaria News that a force from the division killed four militants clad in explosive belts who tried to sneak from the Syrian side into Iraq. His statement did not specify the region where the incident took place.
Posted by: badanov || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian nabbed outside settlement with meat cleaver, Quran
[IsraelTimes] A Paleostinian man was tossed in the calaboose
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
outside a settlement in the central West Bank on Thursday, after a search of his backpack yielded a meat cleaver, a knife, and a copy of the Koran, police said.

The suspect was spotted near the entrance to the Kochav Yaakov settlement, near Ramallah, by a firefighter who called police to inform them of the "suspicious man."

A group of officers from the Israel Police’s Special Patrol Unit were called to the scene and, together with the firefighter, detained the man. A group of IDF soldiers later arrived at the scene as well.

Upon searching the man’s backpack, they found the weapons and the Koran.

According to police, the suspect told the officers that the bag was not his, but that the knives were going to be used to carry out a terror attack.

The man has been placed under arrest and is being interrogated, police said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Muslim's Guide to Getting Ahead
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/10/2017 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Religious artifacts
Posted by: Frank G || 11/10/2017 8:13 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Combat Summary
Following a game-changing operation, Syrian Army and allied forces managed to liberate the strategic city of al-Bukamal from ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Hezbollah Military Media Center reported early on Thursday that the allied forces have entered Al-Bukamal.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Military Media Center reported that Syrian forces and Hezbollah fighters met with Iraqi forces in at the Syrian-Iraqi border, south of Al-Bukamal.

Al-Bukamal, which lies at the border with Iraq, is considered the last major stronghold of ISIL in Syria. Al-Qaim – Al-Bukamal crossing is one of the strategic crossings between Iraq and Syria.

Engineering units in the Syrian Army started to comb Al-Bukamal, and to dismantle explosive devices planted by the terrorists in the area, according to Hezbollah Military Media Center.

Source: Hezbollah Military Media Center
Posted by: badanov || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Jihadists record what it's like to be on the receiving end of fire from 3 Syrian Army tanks.
They are HTS (Al Quaeda re-brand)
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  They get pretty excited.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/10/2017 3:43 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

3M Yazidis survive ISIS captivity

Erbil (IraqiNews.com) Erbil (IraqiNews.com) Number of Yazidi survivors, who were kidnapped by Islamic State, has reached up to 3,191, a Kurdish official said on Thursday.

“The recent figures indicate that 6,417 Yazidis are held by IS,” Khairi Bozani, the head of the Yazidi Affairs Office of the Kurdistan Regional Government, told Alghad Press. “Number of kidnapped women reaches 3,547, while 2,870 Yazidi men are abducted.”

“Number of survivors reached 3,191, including 1,128 women and 335 men,” Bozani added. “Female children survivors reached 900, while male children reached 828.”

The Kurdish-speaking community came to the spotlight when Islamic State militants, taking over large parts of Iraq, victimized its members, committing massacres and subjecting them to forced conversions, sexual slavery and other reported atrocities.

In July, Bozani said around 90,000 Yazidi out of a total of 550,000 in Iraq have immigrated to Europe.

Many Yazidis were persecuted and held in Mosul by Islamic State, which considered them devil-worshippers.

A study on the number of Yazidis affected showed that at least 9,900 of Iraq’s Yazidis were killed or kidnapped in just days in an attack by the militants in 2014.

About 3,100 Yazidis were killed – with more than half shot, beheaded or burned alive – while about 6,800 others were kidnapped to become sex slaves or fighters, according to the report published in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Medicine.
Posted by: badanov || 11/10/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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Fri 2017-11-10
  Turkey detains more than 160 IS suspects in Ankara
Thu 2017-11-09
  Syria declares victory over Islamic State
Wed 2017-11-08
  JeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew killed in IHK operation
Tue 2017-11-07
  ISIS appoints new leader in southeast Asia following defeat in Marawi City
Mon 2017-11-06
  ISIS car bomb attack kills 75 in Deir Ezzor
Sun 2017-11-05
  'At least 27 people killed' at a Texas church
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

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