[AnNahar] As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban ...Arabic for students... 's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands more bombs, experts are warning of the risk of alienating the local population.
Them locals aren't your friends now Like "progressives" here in the US, them locals don't even know you, but they hate you incandescently. They should be bombed accordingly. Anyone who whines about the "opiate crisis" in America but also whines about destroying poppy fields is a hypocrite. Yes, I know it's mostly OxyContin and fentanyl from China causing the problems here now, but the beloved progressive dogma of "equality" insists that old style opium be considered part of the problem too.
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11/23/2017 9:06 Comments ||
[AlAhram] Egypt's Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek ordered on Wednesday 29 suspects detained for 15 days pending investigation into charges of engaging in espionage with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... , state-run news agency ...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?... MENA reported.
The 29 suspects, along with others who are runaways abroad, are accused of joining a terrorist organization, circumventing the country’s phone networks for international communication, money laundering, and illegal currency trading, according to a statement by the prosecutor-general.
The statement did not state when the defendants were jugged Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! According to National Security investigations, the defendants formed a network with runaway members of the Moslem Brüderbund abroad to monitor and record phone calls of Egyptian citizens to gauge their views on the situation in the country.
Egyptian intelligence agencies revealed a plot between Ottoman Turkish intelligence and members of the international Moslem Brüderbund to take over power in Egypt by destabilising state institutions.
The State Security prosecution said it would continue to release statements on the case while maintaining confidentiality with regards to information that could harm the country's national security.
Relations between Turkey and Egypt have been strained since the 2013 ouster of Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, a close ally of Ottoman Turkish President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First ... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him... 's AKP government.
Erdogan has repeatedly slammed the Egyptian government over Morsi's removal.
Cairo has repeatedly accused Ankara of interference in its domestic affairs and supporting Islamist bandidosholy warriors who carry out attacks in Egypt.
Turkey has been providing a safe haven for leading members of the Brotherhood, which has been banned and designated as terrorist in Egypt.
Ankara also allows broadcasts from within Turkey of TV stations run by sympathisers of the Brotherhood who criticise the government of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
Political relations between the two countries are currently suspended, though economic ties are still active.
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11/23/2017 00:00 ||
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Yippy's a MB Caliph wanna-be? Surprised?
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11/23/2017 6:13 Comments ||
Absolutely Frank. I'm surprised more people with a clue aren't calling out Turkey's Islamic fundamentalist turn.
Living together peacefully so that all prosper just isn’t in the cards.
[DAWN] At least 30 people were killed when farmers attacked herdsmen in northeast Nigeria ... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border... 's Adamawa state, police told AFP on Wednesday.
State police front man Othman Abubakar said farmers from the Christian Bachama ethnic group stormed four settlements of Moslem Fulani herders in Numan district on Monday, hacking residents and burning homes.
"We have so far recovered 30 bodies from the affected villages but the toll is not conclusive as rescue teams are still combing the bushes in the area for more bodies," he said.
A man-hunt had been launched for the assailants, he added. "The deputy governor visited the villages and an investigation has commenced to unravel the cause of the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice," he said.
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11/23/2017 00:00 ||
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Cain and Abel. Don't run your cattle on my crops, dammit.
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11/23/2017 3:48 Comments ||
African range wars, is there a Johnson County in Nigeria?
Terrifying moment truck driver is forced to smash his way through concrete barricade set up by migrants in Calais so they could hijack his lorry and enter the UK
Irish driver Soroiu Sorin came upon the group - one of whom was holding a flare - on a dark road near the Calais Ferry Terminal while on his way from Orleans to Manchester on Tuesday
Romanian accused of people trafficking is allowed to work for a company running bus trips into Britain
Nicolae Matei is said to be part of a trafficking operation that was sneaking migrants from Syria, Iraq and Iran into Europe for £9,000 each
UK Launches ‘Separation’ Prison Wings for Extremists and Jihadists
The UK has set up two new ‘separation wings’ in prisons to isolate jihadists and other extremists and stop them spreading their murderous ideology.
Police Told to Monitor 20,000 Extremists More Closely After Manchester and London Attacks
Police and intelligence agencies have been told to more closely monitor the 20,000 jihadist sympathisers and former terror suspects in the UK to help stop future attacks.
UK Police: Media Must ‘Rein Back’ Islamic State Terror Coverage
The media must avoid some reporting on Islamist extremists as they could be helping to spread their ideology, the UK’s most senior terrorism police officer has claimed.
Tory Broker Who Fought Islamic State Slams Government After Interrogation
A man who fought against Islamic State has slammed the government for treating people such as him “like terrorists” as they do not want to “show favouritism” in how they deal with those returning from Syria.
Migrant Taxi Driver Who Raped Teen Claimed in Court Welsh Victim Was a Prostitute
A Bangladeshi migrant accused of raping a drunk 17-year-old after he picked her up in his taxi is a “sexual predator”, a court has heard.
UK to Pay France Millions More to Stop New Wave of Calais Migrants
The UK will give more taxpayers’ money to France to stop a wave of migrants following a surge in attempted illegal crossings, according to French officials.
Six in Ten Muslim Marriages in Britain Not Legally Binding, Women Forced into Polygamous Relationships
An investigation suggests almost two-thirds of Muslim wives in Britain were married in Nikah ceremonies which are not legally binding, leaving them unprotected by family courts.
Iraqi refugee who injured six people and left a police officer with a brain injury when he crashed his speeding truck into eight cars is released from prison just SEVEN months into a three-year sentence
Sarmad Nisan was driving at more than 45km/h over the speed limit at Dee Why, in Sydney's north, in October 2014 when he lost control of his truck and crashed, injuring six people
Refugee 'who vowed to bomb Australia, run over police and harassed an officer's teenage daughter' could cost taxpayers millions to detain because Iran REFUSES to take him back
Iranian refugee Behzad Bashiri could cost Australian taxpayers millions to keep detained after his country refused to accept him back unless he volunteers to leave Australia
Violent Iraqi illegal immigrant who beat a fellow inmate to death in a detention centre after taking Spice for the first time is jailed for 15 years
Zana Yusif (pictured), 32, killed vulnerable Bangladeshi grandfather Tarek Chowdhury in a cell at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in London on December 1 last year.
Manus Island refugee, 50, 'punched a female doctor in the face before trying to strangle her' - leaving a gash on her forehead after she tried to treat him
A Manus Island refugee allegedly punched a female doctor in the face and tried to strangle her with a plastic bag while he was being treated.
Lacking evidence, Germany releases Syrian terror suspects
[IsraelTimes] German authorities are releasing six Syrian men detained on suspicion of plotting a terror attack, saying there’s insufficient evidence to keep them in custody. The suspects — Syrian citizens aged between 20 and 28 who arrived in Germany as asylum-seekers in 2014 and 2015 — were detained Tuesday in raids on eight apartments across the country. They were accused of preparing an attack on unidentified “public target in Germany”. Neither weapons nor explosives were found.
News agency dpa reported that Frankfurt prosecutors said Wednesday that checks on the men’s cellphones hadn’t immediately yielded strong enough evidence to keep them in custody. Investigators also didn’t find evidence that the suspects were members of the Islamic State group, though they do believe there are ties with IS.
Spain defends holding hundreds of migrants in jail
[TheLocal.es] Spain on Tuesday defended holding in prison nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat. Following criticism by rights groups, the Spanish government said it was due to a lack of space at immigration detention centres.
"We feel it is better that the migrants be held in a centre with the latest technology, with sanitary facilities, showers, heating, beds, sports areas than to put them in camps like in other countries," Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido told radio Onda Cero.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 17,687 migrants reached Spanish shores by boat between January 1 and November 15, compared to 5,445 during the same period in 2016. Italy received 114,000 migrants during this period, and Greece around 25,000.
Closed borders boost people smuggling across Balkans
[DW] Refugees continue to cross the Balkan route into Europe that the EU-Turkey deal was meant to cut off. Smugglers show the way. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Sid.
Veiled Islamist Activist Arrested in Burqa-Ban Vienna
[Breitbart] Swiss Islamist activist Nora Illi was briefly detained by police in Vienna after she and three other women wore full-face Islamic veils in the centre of the city where wearing the garment is banned.
Spanish police arrest suspected Isis recruiter in Melilla
[TheLocal.es] Spanish police have arrested a 21-year-old man in North African enclave Melilla for carrying out indoctrination on behalf of Isis. The operation in which he was arrested is still ongoing, and statements will be heard from two further people who expressed support for Isis after being indoctrinated by the arrested man, they concluded.
Investigators found that the man took exceptional security measures in order to avoid being detected by police, maintaining private profiles on social media and avoiding public comments in favour of Isis, only showing his support in private meetings designed to indoctrinate others.
The Spaniard was also in direct contact with people convicted for being part of Isis who indoctrinated then sent fighters from Melilla and Morocco to conflict areas.
France to take in refugees rescued from Libya by UN
[AlAhram] France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to NIger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Monday. After experiencing appalling living conditions at camps in the north African country, the refugees were taken to Niger on November 11 by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where they have been looked after. The 25 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Sudanese -- including 15 women and four children -- should reach France "at the latest in January," the interior ministry said.
A further 47 refugees who were already living in Niger will also be taken in by France.
Norwegian man sentenced to more than 7 years for joining ISIS
[Ynet] A Norwegian court has sentenced a 34-year-old man to seven and a half years of prison for joining the Islamic State group and fighting alongside the terror group in Syria. Kristian Michelsen traveled in November 2014 to Syria, where he took part in various ISIS training schemes and weapons training. He was arrested by Turkish authorities in 2016 on the Turkish-Syria border and handed over to Norway. Michelsen has acknowledged being welcomed by ISIS members on arrival to Syria but denied the court's charges, saying he soon had second thoughts on joining the group.
Migrant Crisis-Hit Italy Sees Half of Citizens ‘Feel Like Strangers in Their Own Country’
People across the West increasingly feel like they are “strangers” in their home countries, with Italy leading the pack.
Soros-Linked NGO Demands EU Accept 540,000 Migrants From ‘Poor Countries’
European Union (EU) nations should take more than half a million refugees currently living in third world camps, according to an open borders NGO with close links to globalist billionaire George Soros.
Migrants Paying People Smugglers for Luxury ‘All-Inclusive’ Travel to Spain
People smugglers in Morocco are now offering African migrants an “all-inclusive” smuggling package which includes a flight to Casablanca and passage to Spain. Despite the slowdown of the Libyan migrant route, people smugglers have continued to operate their businesses by
Residents of Swedish ‘No Go Zone’ Suburbs Afraid to Leave Their Homes
Almost half the residents in many troubled no-go zones in Sweden say they are too afraid to leave their homes in the evening and at night due to rampant violence and criminality.
French Postal Service Refuses to Deliver to Migrant ‘No Go Zone’ Citing ‘Danger to Staff’
French courier Chronopost has announced that it will not deliver any packages to the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis suburb on the outskirts of Paris because the area is too dangerous.
Orbán to EU: ‘Hungarian Model Is Working and We Won’t Change It’
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has told a European Union social summit that the Hungarian model on the economy and migration is working “and we Hungarians don’t plan on replacing it”.
Report: Migrants Make up Half of Norwegian Welfare Recipients
Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie has raised alarm bells after a report has revealed that migrants account for half of the welfare beneficiaries in the country.
Seeing The Effects of Mass Migration in Western Europe Turns Young Poles Populist
In a piece perpetuating the perception of annual independence day celebrations in Poland as a “far right” festival, Britain’s Guardian newspaper has inadvertently identified an unexpected side effect of European free movement of labour — the growth of populist-right ideas among young Poles.
Islamists Barge Into French Monastery During Prayers, Demand Nuns Convert To Islam
Two Islamist men barged into the Carmelite Verdun monastery late last week during evening prayers in which they told the nuns to convert to Islam or go to hell. The two men were described as being in their thirties and both
Three German Cities Ban Asylum Status Migrants From Settling
The German region of Lower Saxony has barred migrants with asylum status from settling in three of its cities claiming that they want to prevent problems with integration. Migrants with asylum status will not be allowed to settle in the
Radical Islamist Migrants Allowed to Walk Free Thanks To Court Appeal
Despite being suspected of having links to international terrorist organisations like the Islamic State, a procedural issue has prevented Italian authorities from arresting five Tunisian migrants, even as the Islamic State makes fresh threats against Rome. Authorities in Turin initially requested
Big Brother: Mass Migration Forces Sweden Police to Install Hundreds of No Go Zone Microphones to Detect Crime
Stockholm police announced a plan to place hundreds of microphones in the Järva area of Stockholm in order to automatically alert authorities to crimes in progress as they can identify screams and other sounds.
‘Davos Man’: Mass Muslim Migration Makes Europe More Secure
Third world migrants have ‘greatly helped’ economies in Europe, and can help prevent violent extremism, according to World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Migration chairman Dr. Khalid Koser MBE.
Court Rules Districts Must House Sex Offender Migrants
A German court has ruled that municipalities must accept migrants convicted of sex offences who have been sent to them even if they are at risk of reoffending.
Brussels ‘Youths’ Riot, Attack Police, for Second Time in Less Than a Week
Thirty-one “youths” were arrested in Brussels on Wednesday at the Place de la Monnaie after the second riot in less than a week broke out in the Belgian capital.
Asylum Applications Down 43 Per Cent as Austria Focuses on Deportations, Border Security
The Austrian Interior Ministry has reported that the number of asylum applications in the country has gone down by 43 per cent as the government has become more focused on border security and increasing deportations.
Sex Attacks Almost Double in Berlin ‘No-Go Zone’
The number of sex attacks in the no-go zone of Alexanderplatz, Berlin, has almost doubled over the past year.
Afghan Asylum Seeker ‘Serial Sex Attacker’ Arrested
A 21-year-old Afghan asylum seeker was arrested in the Austrian city of Linz after luring a woman to a local park where he struck her down and raped her.
Sweden: ‘It Doesn’t Matter if Rapists Are Migrants, Only that They’re Men’
Sweden’s justice minister has rejected a proposal by the Moderate party to record the ethnic backgrounds of sex attackers saying the only thing that matters is that they are men.
United Arab Emirates Accuses Germany of ‘Lax’ Control over Radical Mosques
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan has slammed the German government for having “lax” control over who preaches at mosques.
Asylum Seeker Sentenced for Lewd Public Acts in Front of Women and Children
An Eritrean asylum seeker in Germany has been sentenced to a year and three months in prison after being found guilty of exposing himself and masturbating in public in front of women and a 12-year-old girl. The 27-year-old asylum seeker
Europol to Tackle Migrant Routes Under Leadership of New Conservative-Populist Austrian Government
Austria is set to take control of the European police agency Europol and has vowed to increase resources into tackling human trafficking rings smuggling migrants into Europe.
Failed Asylum Seeker Causes Airport Chaos, Flights Grounded
A failed asylum seeker set to be deported caused chaos at Hamburg airport after he ran from authorities, delaying or grounding many flights in the process as they thought he had escaped onto the runway.
Fashion Mogul Karl Lagerfeld Slams Merkel for Inviting ‘Worst Enemies’ of Jews to Germany
Noted German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel on French television saying she had invited the “worst enemies” of the Jewish people to Germany during the migrant crisis.
Hungary PM: ‘United States of Europe’ Plotters Using Mass Migration to Create ‘Post-National, Post-Christian’ Super-state
Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has warned that the elites plotting a United States of Europe are using mass migration to engineer a post-Christian, post-national super-state.
[IsraelTimes] Weeks after deadly truck-ramming attack, Macy's celebration to be guarded with truck barriers, snipers on rooftops and cops carrying assault rifles and radiation detectors
Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan.
New York City’s mayor and police brass have repeatedly stressed that layers of security, along with hundreds of officers, will be in place for one of the nation’s biggest outdoor holiday gatherings, and that visitors should not be deterred.
"We had a couple of tough months as a nation," Police Commissioner James O’Neill said. "We won’t ever accept such acts of hate and cowardice as inevitable in our society."
A posting last year in an English-language magazine of the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group, which took credit for the October 31 truck attack that killed eight people, mentioned the Thanksgiving parade as "an excellent target." Authorities say there is no confirmation of a credible threat.
"I want to assure the people that we swore to protect that anytime something happens anywhere in the world, the NYPD works with our law enforcement partners and studies it and we learn from it and it informs our decision making going forward," O’Neill said.
This year’s security plan includes dozens of city sanitation trucks, which weigh about 16 tons empty and up to twice that with sand, that will be lined up as imposing barriers to traffic at every cross street along the 2 ½-mile parade route stretching from Central Park to Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street.
In addition, officers with assault weapons and portable radiation detectors will walk among the crowds, and sharpshooters on rooftops will scan building windows and balconies for anything unusual.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that security at the parade increases every year "because we understand we are dealing with a very challenging world." He told crowds gathered to watch the parade’s giant balloons being inflated that "the amount of resources and personnel we put in has increased each year to make us safer."
New York officials also are asking the tens of thousands of spectators to be alert for anything suspicious.
"There will be a cop on every block," said NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan. "Go to that cop and say something."
The 91st annual parade begins at 9 a.m. local time.
Beyond the pageantry, police say they have been working on security for the parade since the moment last year’s parade ended. It’s a plan that got renewed attention after a terror attack in lower Manhattan October 31, when Sayfullo Saipov in a rented truck barreled onto a crowded bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people.
The first major New York event since the bike path attack ‐ the New York marathon, which drew tens of thousands of spectators and 50,000 runners from around the world ‐ went off with no problems.
"We said right away New York’s response is to remain strong and resilient," de Blasio said. "We do not back down in the face of terror threats. The city is filled with resolve."
Heard an expert on the radio last night say that tire blow out strips strategically placed solve most rogue vehicle problems. Eve seen video of a car chase where the perp drove on the rim for miles? We are in the best of hands...
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[DAWN] A 28-year-old major of the Pakistain Army was martyred on Wednesday in an exchange of fire with bandidosfaceless myrmidons in Dera Ismail Khan ... the Pearl of Pashtunistan ... , said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations.
Major Ishaq was killed while security forces were "conducting a search operation on presence of bandidosfaceless myrmidons in a hideout" in DI Khan's Kulachi area, read the statement posted by Director General ISPR Major Gen Asif Ghafoor on Twitter.
Chief of Army Staff Qamar Jawed Bajwa and other army officials attended the funeral prayers of the martyred major who leaves behind a wife and a one-year-old son.
On November 13, at least two soldiers were martyred and four others were maimed in a suspected murderous Moslem attack on a checkpost near the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central ...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth... . The martyred soldiers were identified as Capt Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham.
[DAWN] Security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) at a terrorist hideout in Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... 's Turbat tehsil on Tuesday, recovering 18 hostages, most of whom are foreigners.
According to a blurb issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), at least 18 hostages ‐ including two Paks and 16 foreigners (Nigerian and Yemeni nationals) were recovered during the operation conducted by Frontier Corps ...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations.... (FC) Balochistan in Turbat's Tump area.
Two suspected hard boyz were tossed in the slammer Book 'im, Mahmoud! during the operation conducted under Operation Raddul Fasaad.
It wasn't immediately clear how long the foreigners and Paks had been kept hostage by the bully boys.
A large quantity of arms and ammunition including improvised bombs (IED) were recovered from the hideout.
[DAWN] A security personnel was martyred and three others were maimed in an exchange of fire with suspected Lions of Islam in Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... 's Turbat area on Tuesday.
The dear departed's identity has yet to be verified.
According to security sources, two suspects were also killed in the incident in Turbat's Buleda area.
A search operation is underway for suspects who beat feet from the site shortly after the exchange of fire.
Tuesday's incident has taken place in the same area where twenty bullet-riddled bodies were found over the past week.
On Nov 15, fifteen bodies were found. The victims had been killed by unknown button men in the Buleda Gorak area. Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) had taken responsibility of the attack and an alleged BLF commander involved in the incident was later killed.
A few days later, on Saturday, five more bodies were found. Levies had said that the victims belonged to to Punjab's Gujrat district.
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They can run, but they’ll just die tired. Carry on, guys.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The U.S.-led Coalition jets have destroyed more than twenty targets of Islamic State, killing militants in Al-Jazeera desert, the military media reported.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said, “the Coalition jets launched airstrike against IS militants in al-Jazeera desert.”
“The airstrike left militants killed and twenty-two targets, including headquarters, havens as well as stores of booby-trapped vehicles, destroyed,” it added.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said during his weekly press briefing on Tuesday that his country has defeated Islamic State over the military level, but will declare final victory after desert areas are purged of militants.
Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for the Joint Operations Command, announced on Friday, achieving “great victory” in Rawa, stressing that advance will resume in the depth of desert toward the Syrian borders.
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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi paramilitary commander warned Wednesday that several senior leaders of the Islamic State remain in hiding at the Diyala-Salahuddin borders.
Jabbar al-Maamouri, a senior commander at the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), told Alsumaria News that the elite of five IS so-called “wilayas” (provinces) remain in hiding at Mutaibija, an Islamic State hotbed falling between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces which has seen recurrent attacks by the militants and counter-strikes from Iraqi forces and allied troops.
Those “are hiding in holes and tunnels in Mutaibija…which is known for its highly complicated geography,” Maamouri said. “Daesh (Islamic State) opted for hiding in Mutaibija due to its strategic location which falls among three provinces, besides the fact that it represents a natural extension of the Hamreen mountains”.
Maamouri warned that those vestige militants could “form a nucleus for a new terrorist group”.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Another mass grave containing the relics of people executed by the Islamic State militants was found Wednesday in Kirkuk, a local source was quoted saying.
Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that a security force found a mass grave containing the relics of tens of civilians at Laylan’s “international road” southeast of the city of Kirkuk.
“A government committee of Kirkuk’s administration and human rights representatives will visit the grave,” the source said, adding that the grave is very big and that related details will be released after it is officially opened up.
On Tuesday, news reports quoted security officials saying that a mass grave was found inside oil wells near Kirkuk.
As Iraqi troops recaptured areas held by Islamic State militants since October 2016, they have regularly run into mass graves of civilians and security agents executed by militants for fleeing the group’s havens or collaborating with security forces.
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Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two-hundred and forty Iraqi families have been repatriated to their home regions in Anbar and Salahuddin provinces after expelling Islamic State militants, a military commander was quoted saying.
Maj. Gen. Mahmoud al-Falahi, commander of Anbar Operations, was quoted Wednesday by IkhNews saying that buses were secured to return those families along with their belongings.
“Those families have lived at refugee camps for four years,” Falahi said.
Refugee camps in Anbar still host tens of thousands of displaced families.
Earlier this month, Human Rights Watch accused Iraqi security officials in Anbar of hampering the repatriation of civilians at areas retaken from the Islamic State over suspicions of having links with the militant group.
In the same time, the organization said Iraqi officials were also forcing other reluctant families to return home even as those families feel it is unsafe to repatriate.
The United Nations says nearly five million people have been displaced since Islamic State militants took over large areas of Iraq in 2014 to proclaim a self-styled “Islamic Caliphate.”
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A total of 446 Iraqis who had sought refuge in a Syrian camp from Islamic State militancy have returned to their home regions, the Iraqi migration ministry said Wednesday.
Khaled Abdel-Karim, head of the Ministry of Migration and Displacement’s office in Nineveh, told Alghad Press that nearly 446 refugees al-Houl camp in in Syria’s Hassaka returned to the province.
“The refugees were transported to Hammam al-Alil camp south of Nineveh for security vetting and will stay there for the time being”.
In October, the ministry said it returned 1250 refugees displaced by the war against Islamic State militants from the same camp.
Al-Houl contains 130 housing units that can admit 200 families, and was established during the United States invasion of Iraq under a United Nations supervision.
Iraqi authorities had unveiled plans to repatriate all refugees before this year’s end. A campaign launched in 2016, and backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, managed to retake all of Islamic State-held territories, most notably Mosul, the group’s former capital, by November 17th.
’Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces on Wednesday arrested the last Islamic State Wali (governor) in Mosul city along with his two brothers.
“Saleb al-Eslahi and his two brothers, Ahmed and Suleiman, were nabbed at a village in Mosul with fake IDs in their possession,” semi-official newspaper al-Sabah quoted police officer Eyad Ramzy from Nineveh as saying.
“The trio was referred to the bodies concerned for interrogation,” Ramzy added.
The troops also found huge amounts of explosive materials and weapons of IS militants west of Mosul, he pointed out.
“The explosive materials were estimated at 90 tons,” Ramzy said, adding that they were buried under the ground at Ayn al-Jahesh village in Mosul.
On Tuesday, a curfew was imposed in four districts in Mosul city in search of criminals.
“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,” a 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.
[Ynet] After examining tons of cargo said to be car oils for the strip, new lab discovers solids, gases, liquids and powder meant for mass production of explosives; Land Crossing Authority head says ’lab greatly widens the tool box in daily struggle against smuggling into the Gazoo Strip.'
An Israeli laboratory at the Kerem Shalom Gazoo crossing recently thwarted an attempted smuggling of several tons of explosive substances that were headed for terror groups in the strip.
The lab, which was recently established at the crossing at the behest of the Land Crossings Authority in the Ministry of Defense, was called into action after a truck arrived at the area that was carrying what was said to be a large load of car oils.
Guards conducting the security checks grew suspicious of the truck’s content, and transferred specific oil types to the lab for further investigation, where it transpired that the oils were not intended for car engines, but were rather dangerous substances intended for the production of large quantities of bombs.
Following the discovery, the Land Crossings Authority unveiled the dangerous chemicals uncovered by the lab for the first time since it was recently established.
Lab experts who initiated the joint project between the Land Crossings Authority, the Shin Bet and the Police border crossings department use a wide range of advanced equipment to identify the substances, which included gas, liquids, powder and solids, before they enter Gazoo.
The laboratory’s special methods to swiftly identify the dangerous materials are intended not only to limit terror activities in the southern enclave, but also to reduce delays that commonly accompany the entrance of cargo into the strip due to meticulous security checks.
Head of the Land Border Crossings Authority Brig. Gen. (res.) Kamil Abu Rokon, praised the work of the laboratory, noting the significant expansion of methods at its disposal to thwart similar smuggling attempts.
"The establishment of the chemicals lab greatly widens the ’tool box’ for security officials in their daily and uncompromising struggle against smuggling into the Gazoo Strip," Rokon said.
"The lab’s abilities include a range of means and the most important of all is the human element‐those who do the security checks at the crossings," he added. "With our smart work, we know today how to locate forbidden materials that could help strengthen terror elements in the Gazoo Strip."
[IsraelTimes] IDF soldiers shot up two Paleostinians trying to cross into Israel from Gazoo, hitting one of them, on Wednesday, the army said.
A military spokesperson said the soldiers later found that one of the suspects was in possession of a knife.
The attempted infiltration occurred along the security fence in the northern Gazoo Strip.
The maimed Paleostinian was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The other was taken into custody for questioning, the army said.
Paleostinians from the Gazoo Strip regularly try to cross into Israel. The military is concerned that they may be planning to carry out attacks, though most seem to be entering Israel in order to find work, as there is widespread unemployment in the coastal enclave. In most cases, if the army does not deem them to be a security threat, the Paleostinians are returned to the Gazoo Strip.
[DAWN] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of the krazed killerIslamic 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) group on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the "thousands of deaders" killed in operations organised by Iran to defeat the krazed killer group in Syria and Iraq.
"Today with God’s guidance and the resistance of people in the region we can say that this evil has either been lifted from the head of the people or has been reduced," Rouhani said in an address broadcast live on state TV. "Of course the remnants will continue but the foundation and roots have been destroyed."
Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani, a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards, also said Islamic State had been defeated, in a message sent on Tuesday to Iran’s supreme leader which was published on the Guards’ news site, Sepah News.
Iranian media have often carried video and pictures of Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force, the branch of the Guards responsible for operations outside Iran, at frontline positions in battles against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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[AnNahar] The Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch on Tuesday announced the arrest of five members of the jihadist al-Nusra ...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ... Front group in the Mount Leb governorate.
"As part of its efforts to detect and pursue terrorist organizations operating within Lebanese territory, and after obtaining information about the presence of terrorist cells operating in the Mount Leb governorate and using social media to achieve their terrorist goals, the ISF Intelligence Branch managed to arrest five al-Nusra Front members in separate raids," an ISF statement said.
It said those tossed in the slammer Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! were five Syrian young men whose ages range from 17 to 19 years.
"During interrogation, they confessed to having fought alongside al-Nusra Front in Syria in the past," the ISF added.
"It turned out that they had entered Leb illegally using fake identification papers and that they were communicating and coordinating with Idlib-based leaders of the aforementioned group, while also using social networking websites to spread jihadist ideology and recruit a number of Syrians who live in Leb," the statement said.
The five suspects were later referred to the relevant judicial authorities.
[IsraelTimes] Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah denies on Monday that his group had ever sent weapons to a host of conflict-ridden countries, including Yemen, Bahrain, and Kuwait. But he concedes the terror group sent projectiles to Gazoo.
"I want to formally deny it: we did not send weapons to Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, or Iraq," Nasrallah says in a televised address.
"We only sent Kornet missiles to Gazoo, while in Syria we’re fighting with our arms," he adds, according to the Naharnet website.
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