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Former Saudi military man gets 23 years for recruiting Daesh fighters, traveling to Syria
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US, Afghan forces strike at opium factories to curb Taliban funds
[DAWN] US and Afghan forces have launched joint attacks on Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
opium factories to try to curb the bully boy group’s economic lifeline, officials from both countries said on Monday.
The Mexican border irony must be absolutely blinding.
US Army General John Nicholson showed videos at a presser of targeted aerial strikes against what he described as Taliban drug factories.

"Last night we conducted strikes in northern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
to hit the Taliban where it hurts, in their narcotics financing," said Nicholson, flanked by Afghan Army Lieutenant General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali.

The southern province of Helmand suffers heavy fighting and is the single-largest producer of opium.

Opium production in Afghanistan reached record highs this year, up 87 per cent on last year, the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
said last week.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said output of opium made from poppy seeds in Afghanistan, the world’s main source of heroin, stands at around 9,000 metric tons this year.

UNODC has warned in the past that Kabul’s weakening grip on security was contributing to a collapse in eradication efforts.

Nearly half of Afghan opium is processed, or refined into morphine or heroin, before it is trafficked out of the country, according to US and Afghan officials.

Posted by: Fred || 11/22/2017 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [371 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I imagine the ISI didn't like this.
Posted by: 3dc || 11/22/2017 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  That's what happens when you don't share with upstairs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/22/2017 1:45 Comments || Top||

#3  And why haven't we used opium blast much like rice blast to kill the plant? It's not like we don't have the tech to engineer stuff to kill plants.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/22/2017 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Karzai's gonna be pissed
Posted by: Frank G || 11/22/2017 9:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Taking out Taliban drug factories AFTER the Marines raid CIA If true, Deep State is a cornered wild animal and very dangerous...
Posted by: One Eyed Speaking for Boskone7919 || 11/22/2017 9:15 Comments || Top||

#6  As I recall, One Eyed Speaking for Boskone7919, Before It’s News is a hoax site.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2017 11:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Just taking the competition down a notch.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/22/2017 11:46 Comments || Top||

#8  That’s gonna leave a bruise.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/22/2017 23:35 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Five terrorists killed in security operations in Sinai: Egyptian army
[AlAhram] Egypt's military front man Tamer El-Refaie said in two official statements on Tuesday that the army has killed five forces of Evil during security operations in Sinai.

El-Refaie said that the second field army killed four forces of Evil in North Sinai and destroyed a number of hideouts used to store improvised bombs (IEDs).

Security forces also seized a truck carrying 25,000 rounds of ammunition and materials used to make IEDs.

In the second statement, El-Refaie said that the third field army killed one terrorist and nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
three others in Central Sinai.

The army also destroyed two off-road vehicles and three cycle of violences used by the terrorists.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

2 more US airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Libya
By Libya Herald reporter.

Tunis, 21 November 2017:

The US Africa Command (Africom) has carried out two more air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants. According to a statement today, they took place last week, on 17 and 19 November. Both strike occurred near the desert town of Fugaha, some 230 kilometres north-east of Sebha.

Although the main American air campaign against the IS ended with the liberation of Sirte last year, Africom has continued occasional strikes, the most recent being two in late September.

“We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing them from establishing safe haven, an Africom statement read. It added that the US would not give up on destroying terrorist organisations in the region and that is goal was a reconstituted Libyan state “at peace internally and able to address all threats within its territory”.
Posted by: badanov || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing
[IsraelTimes] While there is no immediate claim of responsibility, authorities suspect the Boko Haram terror group

A teenage jacket wallah detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region’s deadliest attacks in years.

Police front man Othman Abubakar told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named they were "still trying to ascertain the number of injured because they are in various hospitals."

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing in Mubi town in Adamawa state, suspicion immediately fell on the Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
krazed killer group. The group is based in neighboring Borno state and has been blamed for scores of similar attacks over the years.

Boko Haram increasingly has been using teenagers or young women as bombers, many of whom have been kidnapped.

The police front man said the young man detonated his explosives while mingling among the worshipers.

While Nigeria’s military in recent months has flushed Boko Haram from its forest stronghold, President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim late last year that the krazed killer group had been "crushed" has proven to be premature.

Boko Haram has been blamed for more than 20,000 deaths during its nearly decade-old insurgency, which has spilled over into neighboring countries and displaced millions of people, creating a vast humanitarian crisis.
Dawn adds:
The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) by road from the Adamawa state capital, Yola.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

Former Saudi military man gets 23 years for recruiting Daesh fighters, traveling to Syria
[ARABNEWS] A former Saudi military man, who broke the oath of allegiance, adopting the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
ideology and supporting ISIS, has been sentenced to 23 years in jail.
No more ping pong by the pool as part of the normalization therapy the Saudis used to boast of? Poor timing on the part of the former military man.
He was also convicted of sympathizing with and praising al-Qaeda leader the late Osama bin Laden
... who is now beyond all cares and woe...
, attempting to overthrow the regime and incitement against the governors of the Kingdom and the rest of the Gulf Arab states.

He faces charges of traveling to conflict areas in Syria to participate in the fighting and joining one of the holy warrior groups there.

The man was also found guilty of financing terrorism. He put the picture of Bin Laden as a profile photo of him on Twitter and stored material backing terrorist organizations on his computer.

He was prevented by the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh from traveling outside the country for 23 years beginning from the date of his release from prison.
Posted by: Fred || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [305 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Six prominent Houthi militia commanders killed in Nihm, Saada
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Six field commanders from the Houthi movement were killed in north Yemen during clashes with the Yemeni army.

Houthi leader Hamoud Morshed Laham was killed along with a number of his companions during clashes with the National Army by snipers. Houthi leaders Ali Abdul Samad al-Nunu and Saleh Abdullah Abu-Butm were also killed.

In the northern province of Saada, air raids by the Arab coalition killed a number of field commanders of the militias, including Mohammed Ahmed al-Azi, Mujahid Muhammad Saleh al-Kaiser.

Army sources said that Arab coalition jets destroyed weapons stores north of Saada province.

Posted by: Fred || 11/22/2017 00:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

4 al-Qaeda Baddies die in drone strike in Yemen
ADEN: A drone strike killed four suspected Al-Qaeda fighters in central Yemen on Monday, a local official said.

The United States is the only force known to operate armed drones over Yemen.

“A car carrying four fighters was hit as it drove on a mountain road” in Bayda province, the official said. “All of them were killed.”
“The fighters were from Al-Qaeda,” he said.

Washington considers the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to be the radical group’s most dangerous branch.

AQAP has flourished in the chaos of the country’s civil war, which pits the Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against the Houthi Shiite rebels.

A long-running drone war against AQAP has intensified since US President Donald Trump took office in January.

An air raid he ordered that month killed a US Navy SEAL and several Yemeni civilians in Bayda.

US strikes in Yemen have typically targeted suspected Al-Qaeda fighters, but last month the United States said it had killed dozens of fighters from its jihadist rival, the Daesh group, at training camps in Bayda.
Posted by: badanov || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Dental student whose brother was ISIS jacket wallah accused of UK terror plot after 'he bought 500 ball bearings online then police found Jihadi manuals on creating a Western sleeper cell'
Keeping the family tradition.
  • Mohamed Abbas Idris Awan, 24, arrested after ordering ball bearings online

  • Police found Jihadist guide titled How To Survive In The West, court heard

  • Book contained information about bomb making and planning terror attacks

  • Police found 11 mobile phones, 16 memory sticks, and around 60 SIM cards, containing a host of terrorism related material.

  • Awan, from Sheffield, Yorkshire, denies two counts of terrorism charges

  • Awan’s brother, Rizwan Awan and his partner, Sophie, had travelled from Manchester Airport to Istanbul, Turkey on May 17, 2015 to join Isis.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2017 05:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [305 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Dentist.... terrorist? Yeah I can see that.

Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/22/2017 10:32 Comments || Top||

Six Syrians arrested for ‘planning terror attack’ in Germany
[IsraelTimes] Police raid homes in Kassel, Essen, Hanover, Leipzig, arrest suspected Islamic State members allegedly plotting assault on public target.

German police on Tuesday tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
six Syrian refugees suspected of preparing a terror attack in the name 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....
jihadist group, prosecutors said.

The suspects, aged 20 to 28, were detained in dawn raids that saw some 500 coppers swoop on residences in the cities of Kassel, Essen, Hanover and Leipzig.

The men are accused of belonging to "the foreign terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State," Christian Hartwig, a front man for the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office, said in a statement.

"The accused are also suspected of preparing an attack on a public target in Germany using weapons or explosives," Hartwig said.

The Sherlocks believe the men had not yet finalized their attack plan, he added.

The suspects arrived in Germany between December 2014 and September 2015 at the height of Europe’s migrant crisis.

Prosecutors declined to give further details about the case, saying the inquiry was still ongoing.

German security forces have been on high alert to the threat of Islamist attacks, particularly after a truck rampage claimed by IS killed 12 people in Berlin last December.

Domestic security officials estimate there are some 10,000 radical Islamists in Germany, with roughly 1,600 among them suspected of being capable of violence.
The Local - Germany adds:
German daily Die Welt said it was fellow refugees who tipped off the police about the suspects.
This has been the case in a number of recent arrests.
Domestic security services estimate there are some 10,300 radical Islamists in Germany.

About 700 of them are considered dangerous and capable of a violent attack.
And a small detail from Ynet:
Four of the suspects arrived in Germany in December 2014 and two arrived the following year. All six had applied for asylum. The prosecutor's office did not say if their asylum applications had been approved.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Europe migrant colonist briefs

600 African migrants rescued near Spain
18 November
[AlAhram] Around 600 African migrants were rescued off the coast of Spain in 24 hours, a sea rescue patrol said Saturday. The Guardia Civil and Salvamento Maritimo rescue service added that operations to recover further migrants were still under way.

Spain is the third busiest gateway for migrants arriving in Europe, but far behind Italy and Greece. However, the number of people arriving by sea in Spain has nearly tripled over the last year to 17,687. Many Africans undertaking the long route to Europe are choosing to avoid crossing danger-ridden Libya to get to Italy along the so-called central Mediterranean route, and choosing instead to get there via Morocco and Spain.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) close to 160,000 people have made the dangerous crossing to Europe this year and almost 3,000 more died or went missing while trying.

Afghan migrant boy, 11, commits suicide in Austria
18 November
[TheLocal,at] Austrian police said on Friday that they were investigating the suicide of an 11-year-old Afghan migrant. He died in a hospital near Vienna on Monday after being admitted a day earlier, police said. It was unclear how he killed himself.

The boy and his family had been living in a refugee centre in Baden, south of the capital, since last year, when a record influx of migrants arrived in Austria. Media reports said the boy felt unable to cope with looking after his six siblings after his 23-year-old elder brother left him in charge.

Germany bans Syrian who flew to Greece with ankle monitor
17 November
[DW] A refugee who was fitted with an electronic ankle tag monitor following violent behavior has been barred from Germany after leaving the country. Police had dropped an investigation into whether the man posed a threat.

Police said 35-year-old Hussein Z., a refugee from Syria, boarded a flight to Athens from Hamburg on October 11, a few days after telling police that he wanted to get his sick son from a hospital on the Turkey-Syria border. According to Der Spiegel, he also contacted Hamburg police after his arrival in Turkey.

According to a statement by Bavarian police, the man had come to their attention during his stay in the town of Aschaffenburg because of "aggressive behavior and attacks" on others in the shelter where he was living, as well as after making "various threats."

Germany's federal prosecutor opened an investigation into Hussein in June after witnesses testified that he had had contact with rebels in Syria and was seen fighting in a video uncovered by the Bavarian police.

Barcelona unveils new anti-terror measures in response to August attack
17 November
[TheLocal.es] Barcelona will pedestrianise and install obstacles on some of its busiest tourist streets in response to the August terror attack in the city where a van ploughed into pedestrians, killing 14. Temporary obstacles have already been placed in some locations in the Catalan capital following the August attack, and they will now be replaced with permanent versions. Placing further pieces of “"urban furniture" at some vulnerable spots as additional obstacles to vehicles is also being considered.

In a further seasonal measure, the number of police officers at busy commercial areas will be increased around the Christmas shopping period.

Teenage Nigerian girls drowned at sea, Italian autopsies find
16 November
[TheLocal.it] Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 26 teenage migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea, Italian news agencies reported on Wednesday. The loss of the girls – believed to be Nigerians aged 14 to 18 – has been described by the Nigerian foreign ministry as "a monumental loss and a sad moment for our country".

The autopsies found no recent trace of physical or sexual violence. The bodies of the victims were found floating in the water by a Spanish military ship and brought to Italy on November 3rd after two separate rescue operations.

According to the UN, 80 percent of young Nigerian women arriving in Italy are already in the clutches of prostitution networks, or quickly fall under their control.

Italy defends 'inhumane' policy of blocking migrants in Libya
16 November
[TheLocal.it] Italy has defended its policy on blocking migrants in Libya, saying the deal, denounced as "inhumane" by the UN, was essential to stop boat departures towards Europe.

"The alternative cannot be to resign ourselves to the impossibility of managing migratory flows and hand human traffickers the keys to European democracies," Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said on Wednesday.

Aarhus man gets prison sentence for making bomb in basement
16 November
[TheLocal.dk] A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by Denmark’s High Court for making and possessing a bomb. Somalian citizen Libaan Ahmed Warsame has also been sentenced with conditional deportation from Denmark.

He was found guilt of making and storing a bomb in the basement of an apartment building on the Peter Fabers Vej residential street in Aarhus. The device was discovered by a resident in the building in October 2016. The bomb consisted of two explosive components weighing 200 grams, a fuse, detonator and a number of metal objects.

Global Terrorism Index: Death toll drops globally but rises in Europe
15 November
[DW] Even as terrorism-related deaths drop dramatically in some parts of the world, fatalities in OECD countries have reached a 16-year high. Research Director of the Global Terrorism Index Daniel Hyslop tells DW why.
  • The study by the Institute for Economics and Peace shows terrorism fell significantly in the worst-affected countries — Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria — bringing down global casualty figures.

  • The report went on to call 2016 a "turning point" in the fight against radical Islamist extremism.

  • The "Islamic State" (IS) was the "main driver" for a rise in deaths in Europe and other developed countries. The group was linked to 75 percent of deaths from terrorism in OECD nations since 2014.

  • The rise in European deaths coincides with a tactical shift towards simpler and cheaper methods of attack.

Refugee center fire in German city of Bamberg kills one
15 November
[DW] A deadly blaze has broken out a refugee shelter in northern Bavaria, killing one person in the barracks that used to house American troops. German police are working to identify the victim. Initial information seemed to indicate that the fire started inside the victim's room on the ground floor of the building that currently houses 163 people.
It sounds like they’ll find the dead guy set the fire because he was troubled as a result of his experiences.
Norway’s government loses vote over 'October children' asylum reassessments
14 November
[TheLocal.no] A parliamentary majority of 66 percent has voted in favour of the opposition Labour party’s proposal for rule changes which require certain asylum cases to be reassessed. All cases of unaccompanied minors decided since October 1st 2016 will now be reassessed, including the so-called “October children” from Afghanistan who arrived in 2015 and had been slated for deportation due to reaching the age of 18. Asylum seekers whose cases are to be reassessed will not be deported until new decisions over their applications are reached.

Labour deputy leader Trond Giske told the broadcaster that around 200 to 300 people would have their cases reviewed as a result of the parliamentary vote.

Terror attacks changed Parisians, but failed to defeat them
13 November
[TheLocal.fr] French president Emmanuel Macron led the commemorations on the second anniversary of the Paris terror attacks on Monday. The atrocities aimed to crush the French capital's joie de vivre, but did not succeed.
The article goes on to detail the many ways situational awareness, bollards along the sidewalks, concerns about ownerless bags on the Metro, and heavily armed police patrolling everywhere show the cost of refusing to surrender to Islam..
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

3 suspected militants, Indian commando killed during gun fights in held Kashmir
[DAWN] At least three suspected hard boyz and an army commando were killed on Tuesday in two separate festivities in the India-held Kashmire following a surge in fighting between government forces and separatists, police said.

Fighting erupted in the northwestern area of Handwara after Indian troops launched a counter-insurgency operation and killed three hard boyz there, said Muneer Ahmed Khan, a police brass hat.

In another operation in the neighbouring Kupwara area, a special forces soldier was killed in a continuing gunbattle, police said.

Khan said the government forces were battling a few hard boyz trapped in the area.

There was no independent confirmation of the two festivities, the latest in a string of deadly shootouts between Indian forces and hard boyz in the restive Kashmire. At least eight separatists, an Indian air force commando and a policeman have been killed in the last two days.

Moreover, at least 190 rebels and 70 government soldiers have been killed in fighting this year.

Posted by: Fred || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

Suicide car bomb rocks disputed town north of Baghdad
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A suicide boom-mobileer has killed at least 32 people in an attack on a busy market in a town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a security official said.

Dozens more were maimed when the attacker blew up the vehicle in the middle of the fruit and vegetable market in Tuz Khurmatu, the official said.

A doctor at the town’s general hospital put the number of maimed at 80, some of them lightly injured.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Suicide attacks in Iraq are usually claimed by ISIS , which has suffered a string of military defeats and last week lost control of the last town the turbans held in the country.

Tuz Khurmatu is home to a mixed Kurdish, Arab and Turkmen population. It was the scene of deadly violence in mid-October when Iraqi forces retook it from Kurdish control in response to a Kurdish independence referendum.

Turkmen MP Niazi Maamar Oglu said an attack of Tuesday’s magnitude had not been seen in the town ’for years’.

A security chief in Salaheddin province, Mehdi Taqi, told AFP that a curfew was imposed immediately after the bombing.

’There are still some areas west of Tuz Khurmatu that serve as hideouts for ISIS and we will soon be carrying out operations to clean them up,’ Taqi added.

Posted by: Fred || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

9 ISIS Turbans die in attack in Mosul
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have thwarted an attack by Islamic State militants against southeast of Mosul, a military official said.

“Four armed groups of IS attacked on Tuesday evening an armed attack against Hushter and al-Khattab regions in Qarraj town in southeast of Mosul,” Brig. Gen. Wael al-Bahadli, of the army’s third brigade, told Anadolu Agency.

The militants, according to Bahadli, “clashed with deployed troops for 40 minutes, before the Iraqi forces managed to defeat them.”

“The army killed nine militants and destroyed an armored vehicle and three others laden with weapons,” he added.

“The militant group’s target was to control the road linking between Makhmur region, southeast of Mosul with Kirkuk desert, in order to move freely in this region,” Bahadli said.

Iraqi army troops, according to him “started a wide-scale security campaign at Hushter and Khattab to comb them of any infiltrators.”
Posted by: badanov || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

19 die in bombing attack in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Nineteen people were killed and 70 others were injured in a car bomb blast in Tuz Khurmatu region in Salahuddin province on Tuesday, according to a medical source.

A booby-trapped vehicle exploded near an overcrowded market at the Military District in Salahuddin province, a medical source told Al-Ghad Press on Tuesday, adding that the number of casualties is expected to rise.

Last week, Al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces], backed by Federal Police, repelled an attack by IS members near Salahuddin, a source told Baghdad Today.
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8 ISIS Bad Guys smoked in security sweep in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Eight Islamic State militants were killed by paramilitary forces in southwestern Kirkuk on Tuesday, a security source in the province was quoted saying.

The eight militants were killed in a “preemptive operation” by the Popular Mobilization Forces at Qasabat Bashir region, according to Baghdad Today.

According to the source, those killed included the group’s chief area commander for southwestern Kirkuk.

The source said the encounter left some PMF fighters dead, too, but did not give an exact toll.
Posted by: badanov || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antix
3 Iraqi soldiers die in mine attack in Rawa
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A commander and two soldiers were killed in a booby-trapped house in west of Anbar, a military source from the province said on Tuesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Tuesday, the source said, “a booby-trapped house, exploded today, while army troops were trying to defuse it in Rawa.”

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that the blast left a commander and two other soldiers were killed as a result of the explosion.

Three paramilitary personnel were killed, while five others were wounded on Sunday as a booby-trapped house in al-Qadisiya in central Rawa exploded.

2 girls detained as suspects in attack
Haditha (IraqiNews.com) Two young girls were arrested on Tuesday before carrying out a suicide bombing in western Anbar, a security source was quoted saying.

Alghad Press quoted the source saying that the pair was arrested before targeting an officer’s residence in the city of Haditha.

The source said the officer was a top commander at a force that was the first to combat Islamic State militants in Anbar, adding that the force, which started with only seven members, now comprises 90 fighters.
Posted by: badanov || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin
Iraqi militiaman die in attack near Jisr Diyala
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An armed attack in Baghdad left a paramilitary fighter dead and two others wounded on Tuesday, according to a police source.

A member of the Tribal Mobilization was killed and two others were wounded when armed attackers shot at their checkpoint at Jisr Diyala, southeast of Baghdad, the source told Ikhnews.

Tribal Mobilization are Sunni volunteer forces formed to combat extremist militants.
Posted by: badanov || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under:

Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition
Curfew imposed in 4 districts in Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A curfew was imposed in four districts in Mosul city, Nineveh, in search of criminals, a security source said on Tuesday.

“Federal police cordoned off the districts of al-Matahen, al-Yarmouk, al- Tenek and al-Yabsat and prevented residents from entering or leaving the districts,” the source, who preferred to remain unnamed, told Shafaq News.

Police forces launched a manhunt for criminals, who are wanted on terror charges, the source said, adding that the Iraqi Air Forces are taking part in the security campaign.

On Sunday, Iraqi troops confiscated huge amounts of weapons of Islamic State southwest of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh said.
Posted by: badanov || 11/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2017-11-22
  Former Saudi military man gets 23 years for recruiting Daesh fighters, traveling to Syria
Tue 2017-11-21
  Huge amounts of Islamic State’s weapons seized, southwest of Mosul
Mon 2017-11-20
  Arrested Ansar al-Islam militant confesses to killing blogger Avijit Roy
Sun 2017-11-19
  Police Confirm Multiple Suicide Bombings in Borno, As Death Toll Rises
Sat 2017-11-18
  Iraq Forces Retake Last IS-Held Town in Country
Fri 2017-11-17
  Iraqi troops destroy ISIS HQ in Diyala
Thu 2017-11-16
  Zimbabwe’s Military, in Apparent Takeover, Says It Has Custody of Mugabe
Wed 2017-11-15
  Mall of America Stabber Identified as Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman
Tue 2017-11-14
  Pakistani militants among 4 killed in US drone strike in Nangarhar
Mon 2017-11-13
  At least 50 dead in artillery fire, Russian strikes in Syria
Sun 2017-11-12
  US Drone Strike In Somalia Kills ‘Several’ Al-Shabaab Militants
Sat 2017-11-11
  700+ Russian and and Azerbaijani ISIS wimmin busted in Mosul
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

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