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Deadly Rebel Infighting Rocks Yemen Capital for Second Night
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Afghanistan
Drones target ISIS compound in Nangarhar leaving 12 dead, wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An Arclight airstrike was carried out in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan on Thursday targetig a compound belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group loyalists, the local officials said Friday.

The airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of the restive Khogyani district, leaving at least twelve fighters of the group dead or maimed.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the airstrike left at least four ISIS turbans dead and eight others maimed.

The statement further added that the US unmanned aerial vehicles targeted a compound of the terror group in Wazir Tangi area.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as at least eight foreign turbans were killed in a similar airstrike in this province on a day earlier.

The 201st Silab Corps officials said the airstrikes were carried out on Wednesday in the vicinity of the restive Achin district.

The officials further added that the turbans were targeted in the vicinity of Mamand Margha, leaving eight dead.

According to the Silab Corps officials, the turbans killed during the airstrikes were likely hailing from the Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Al Shabaab Ambushes Hiran Governor’s Convoy Near Beledweyne
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somalia National Army (SNA) on Friday killed 11 al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
Lions of Islam and injured several others in a fierce fighting in a town in Hiraan region in central Somalia.
Que Sera, Sera
Ahmed Teredisho, a military commander in Hiiraan region central Somalia, said the fighting started when the Lions of Islam ambushed a convoy of Hiraan region’s Governor Ali Jeyte Osman who was heading to Mahas town for duty from Beledweyne town.

"The forces of Evil ambushed the convoy of the Governor of Hiraan region and then fighting erupted that left 11 forces of Evil dead during the confrontation, we lost one soldier and fours others injured," Teredisho said.

He added that the Governor and his delegation safely reached Mahas town. al-Shabaab Lions of Islam claimed to have killed three SNA soldiers who were with the Governor and also burnt a vehicle on the spot.

Independent sources say that 11 soldiers were maimed in the attack.

The Death Eater group frequently overstates the corpse count from its attacks. The group which previously vowed to continue the fight against the new Somalia government has stepped up attacks in recent days.

Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Somali National Jailed For 30 Years For Spying For Al-Shabaab In Kenya
[RADIOSHABELLE] A Mandera court has jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
for 30 years a Somalia national accused of spying for al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
terror group.

Mr Abdirahaman Abdi Takow, 22, was found guilty of sneaking into Mandera GK Prison intending to collect information for the Lion of Islams.

Mr Takow was enjugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
on September 14, 2017 by two prison officers manning a watch tower at the prison.

Mr Hussein Osman Mursal, a prosecution witness and a warder at the prison told the court during trial that the accused entered the jail through an opening in the perimeter wall.

"I was at the watch tower when I saw the accused person enter the prison through an opening that construction workers were using while working on the perimeter wall," said Mr Musal.

The witness said the accused informed him that he was going to report a matter to police within the prison.

"He told me that someone had conned him Sh30,000 at the bus park promising to help him travel to Nairobi and he wanted to report that to police," said the witness.

A second witness told the court that the accused was with another person who was left outside the prison premises and took off on realising that Takow had been arrested.

"Another person was outside peeping through that wall opening and took off when we attempted to get him," said Mr Ali Mohammed Ibrahim, a prison officer.

Both witnesses told the court that their seniors had informed them of a planned attack on the prison by al-Shabaab and they therefore remained vigilant.

"The accused claimed that his money was taken just outside the Mandera Police Station where buses are searched by officers before leaving for Nairobi. He could not explain why he did not report the matter to officers doing the screening only to come to the prison," he said.

An anti-terror Police officer told the court that the accused was a Shabaab spy sent to gather information on the prison, cop shoppes and the military camp in Mandera Town.

"A multi-agency interrogation team concluded that the accused was an Amiyat (Al-Shabaab spying group) dispatched to Mandera to gather information," said the officer.

The ATPU officer told the court that al-Shabaab planned to attack several installations in Mandera including the prison, cop shoppe, county offices, military camp and the county referral hospital.
Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Mr Abdirahaman Abdi Takow, 22, was found guilty of sneaking into Mandera GK Prison intending to collect information for the Lion of Islams

"Mr. Takow, now that you're here, why don't you stay for a while..like 30 years?"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/02/2017 9:58 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Sebha airport captured by Tebu militia
[Libya Herald] An gang took over Sebha airport today as well as the main army base and a number of checkpoints, although no shots were fired as police protecting them withdrew.

A top-level source in Sebha said the group came with 12 cars, guns and ammunition.

"They said to me ’we have people we want to work in security in the airport’. I said they had to contact the police. If they are not police we will not accept them," he told the Libya Herald.

"We withdrew because we don’t want people to destroy the airport. This is a civil airport. We will make a solution with them, hopefully peaceful," he added.

Another source said the group was the Sukour al-Sahra ("Desert Eagles") Brigade, the Tebu militia led by Barka Shedemi, which has been based in Qatrun and which has been mounting patrols on the southern borders. Previously Shedemi has been understood to have 200 vehicles at his disposal.

Shedemi recently announced he was blockading the southern border in an effort to halt migrant trafficking.

Any move into Sebha by Shedemi could well result in renewed violence in a town that in the past three years has seen festivities between Tebus and Tuaregs, between Tebus and the Awlad Suleiman tribe and between the Awlad Suleiman and the Qaddadfa tribe. Shedemi is said to have a longstanding hatred of the Qaddadfa.

Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Deadly Rebel Infighting Rocks Yemen Capital for Second Night
[AnNahar] Fighting between Yemen's Houthis and loyalists of former president former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...

rocked the capital Sanaa for a second straight night, leaving at least three people dead, Saleh's party said Friday.

The violence threatens an alliance that has held the capital and much of the north of Yemen in defiance of the Saudi-backed government for more than three years.

Huthi fighters, also known as Ansarullah, surrounded the homes of two of Saleh's nephews late on Thursday, a source in Saleh's forces said.

"We were surprised by an armed attack by Ansarullah targeting the guards of the house of Brigadier Tareq Saleh, which left three dead and maimed three others," the ex-president's General People's Congress said.

"We hold Ansarullah fully responsible."

The Huthis said there were "festivities in some streets of south Sanaa," in a statement released on their Saba news agency, without giving further details of their location or any casualty toll.

Thursday night's violence came 24 hours after festivities at the Saleh mosque in Sanaa killed nine Houthis and five Saleh supporters.

One source at the Jumhuriya hospital said late on Thursday that the corpse count from the infighting had risen to as many as 18 rebels and six Saleh loyalists.

Saleh and the Huthis forged an unlikely alliance in 2014, ending decades of enmity to join ranks in fighting against Yemen's internationally recognised President Abedrabbo Mansour.

The infighting now threatens to unravel the fragile alliance, which has been battling a Saudi-led military intervention in the war since March 2015.

The conflict has since claimed more than 8,600 lives and triggered what the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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Houthi missiles rock southern Saudi Arabia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi forces fired more missiles into Saudi Arabia on Friday, targeting several army posts in the Asir Region of this Gulf kingdom.

The official military wing of the Houthi forces released footage tonight of their rocket battalion firing several missiles on the Saudi installations; this attack prompted the Saudi Air Force to retaliate with a series of airstrikes over northern Yemen.
Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Georgia kills suspected leader of Istanbul attack
Confirmation of speculation from a few days ago.
[Al Jazeera] Georgian security services say they have killed the suspected criminal mastermind of the 2016 bombing of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport.

Akhmed Chatayev was killed in a special operation in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, during which three other people also died. The 20-hour standoff ended with three suspects killed and one locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
, while one officer was killed and four maimed.

The identities of the other two slain suspects remained unclear. "The investigation is ongoing. We continue to work with our international partners to identify the other two," Nino Giorgobiani, the deputy chief of Georgia's state security service, told the Rooters news agency.

Georgian authorities are looking into what the suspects were doing in Georgia and how they got there.

Chatayev, a 37-year-old from Chechnya, was believed to have been a member 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. Interpol says that Chatayev was seen as one of the more senior Russian-speaking ISIS members, responsible for training and commanding at least 130 fighters.

He lost his arm during the Second Chechen War, which took place between 1999 and 2009. In 2015, he moved to ISIS-controlled territory and was placed on a US Treasury sanctions list for planning attacks against US and Ottoman Turkish facilities. He was also put on a UN sanctions list, wanted by Russian authorities for "terrorist crimes committed in its territory", according to Interpol.

Last year, Chatayev was named by Ottoman Turkish and American intelligence services as the criminal mastermind behind the 2016 bombing at Ataturk Airport in the Ottoman Turkish city of Istanbul.

Three suspects fired automatic weapons and detonated boom jackets on June 28, 2016, killing 45 people and injuring more than 200.

Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
Suspected al Qaeda fighters among four Syrians arrested in Netherlands
[Ynet] Two men suspected of having fought for an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria were among four Syrian migrants colonists placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Friday.

The national prosecutor's office said in a statement that the two men were from 2012-2015 members of the Nusra Front, which the Dutch government designates as a terrorist group, and had travelled to the Netherlands as "refugees" in 2015.

A third Syrian man was arrested in possession of four kilograms of marijuana while the fourth had travelled to the Netherlands using fake documents in 2017.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/02/2017 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


German police secure nail-filled package found near Potsdam market
[MSN] Experts on Friday made safe a device filled with nails that was delivered to a pharmacy near an outdoor Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam near Berlin, local police and security officials said.

Germany is on high alert for potential Lion of Islam attacks nearly a year after a Tunisian Islamist hijacked a truck, killed its driver, and then rammed the vehicle into a Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 11 people there.

In Potsdam, police evacuated a large area of the city, including parts of the Christmas market and closed numerous stores while they investigated the package, which had been delivered to a local pharmacy.

Karl-Heinz Schroeter, interior minister of the state of Brandenburg, said the area would remain shut for now while police investigated whether any other similar packages had been delivered.

"We are in the process of continuing our investigation ... It's possible that additional packages were delivered here in the vicinity of the Christmas market," Schroeter told news hounds. "We want to ensure that no one is any danger."

He told news hounds that several hundred grams of nails were found in a metal cylinder in the package, but said it was unclear if the device included any actual explosives.

"We just don't know at this point if this was a device that could have actually went kaboom! or a fake or a test," Schroeter said.

Experts used a robot to defuse the device using high-powered streams of water, officials said.

Peter Meyritz, a senior Potsdam police official, said the pharmacist alerted police on Friday afternoon after he opened the package and discovered wires, nails and batteries inside.

Christmas markets opened across Germany on Monday at the start of the holiday season, fortified with security staff and concrete barriers to protect shoppers.

Germany has around 2,600 such markets, filled with sparkling Christmas trees and wooden stalls serving candied nuts, sausages, mulled wine and handicrafts.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said this week Germany had increased information-sharing between federal and state officials and taken other steps to increase security after a series of missteps in the Berlin case.

An Ministry front man said this week the risk of an attack in Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
and Germany is "continuously high".

Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
Istanbul Police Detain 62 Foreigners over Alleged IS Links
[AnNahar] Istanbul police have detained 62 foreigners suspected of having links to 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 in overnight raids, Ottoman Turkish media reported Friday.

Police have launched almost daily operations against IS cells across the country following concerns hundreds of alleged IS members have crossed into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
from Syria.

The suspects were detained during raids on 12 addresses in eight districts of Istanbul, the privately-owned news agency Dogan said.

They are suspected of providing financial support to fighters in "conflict zones", with the authorities opening deportation proceedings against them, it said.

Earlier this month, Dogan said nearly 800 alleged IS members had illegally crossed into Turkey from Syria, though it did not say over what period.

Police detained 634 IS suspects last month, according to interior ministry figures.

Over the past two years, Turkey has suffered a series of attacks blamed on IS, one of which targeted a popular Istanbul nightclub during New Year celebrations, leaving 39 people dead. IS gunman Abdulgadir Masharipov, who was born in Uzbekistan and confessed to the attack, will go on trial this month.

There are concerns that those foreigners who have fought in Syria or Iraq will pose security risks on their return home as IS loses significant territory in the two countries. At least 5,600 people, residents of 33 countries, have returned home, the Soufan Centre, a nonprofit security analysis group, said in October.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday claimed Turkey had stopped a total of 50,000 "imported muscle" although he did not say over what period. This figure is believed to include those who have been blocked at Ottoman Turkish airports.

He also said Turkey had caught 5,000 IS suspects.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/02/2017 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Child killed, two injured in explosion in Balochistan's Chaman
[DAWN] A 7-year-old child was killed and two others injured in an kaboom outside the gates of the Christian Colony in Chaman Friday evening, 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...
police officials told DawnNews.

The injured were rushed to the Chaman Hospital for medical treatment.

"The blast smashed windows in nearby homes," SHO Gul Mohammad said, adding that the kaboom was caused by a hand grenade lobbed near the colony's gates.

Police and 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....
personnel have reached the spot and an investigation is underway.

This is the third deadly attack reported in the country amidst celebrations of Eid Miladun Nabi.

It was preceded by an attack on an educational institute in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
and a landmine kaboom targeting soldiers posted in South Wazoo agency.
Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: TTP


One soldier martyred, another injured in Mohmand landmine explosion
[DAWN] One soldier was martyred and another injured in a landmine blast in Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
and Kunar...

on Friday morning, the political administration said.

The kaboom occurred in Tehsil Saafi's Chamarkand area when the two personnel accidentally triggered an explosive while collecting water for their check post, an official said.

The injured soldier was shifted to a local hospital. Security forces initiated a search operation in the area after cordoning it off.

On Thursday, an IED planted along the roadside in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas' (Fata) South Wazoo Agency had killed five, including the chief of a peace committee.

Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: TTP


12 dead, 35 injured in terrorist attack on Peshawar institute
[ARABNEWS] Talibs armed with automatic weapons and hand grenades stormed the campus of the Agriculture Training Institute in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
city on Friday morning, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 35 others. Most of the victims were students.

Provincial police chief Salahuddin Mehsud told news hounds that button men entered the campus clad in "burqas" and wearing boom jackets.

The army and police conducted a joint operation that lasted for about two hours and killed three attackers.

Mehsud said police are trying to identify a fourth suspect whose body was found at the site.

The attackers apparently targeted a dormitory for students and teachers at the campus.

Another senior police official, Sajjad Khan, later told NBC News: "Three jacket wallahs armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades entered the hostel and opened fire on the students before triggering their suicide jackets."

Although the police and army reached the site within five-to-six minutes, several people had been killed in the attack’s early moments.

One student, who managed to flee from the hostel, told media that there were about 40 students in the hostel at the time of the attack.

"Along with some 15 others, I fled the place and we escaped unhurt," he said.

Another student, Sajjadullah, from Buner district, told Arab News that soon after the first shots were fired, students ran from their rooms and jumped over the boundary wall, fleeing for their lives.

Hayatabad Medical Complex Director Shahzad Akbar told media that six bodies and 18 maimed had been brought to the health facility, while sources at Khyber Teaching Hospital said they received three bodies and 17 injured.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain (TTP) grabbed credit for the attack, which took place around 20 miles from the Afghanistan border.

Peshawar has been the scene of several such attacks, including the deadliest atrocity in Pakistain’s history, when the Pak Taliban killed more than 130 children at the Army Public School in December 2014, since when Pakistain’s military have conducted several major operations against murderous Moslems and their auxiliary groups.

But Peshawar has witnessed a surge in terror attacks in recent weeks. On Nov. 24, Additional Inspector General of Police Ashraf Noor was killed when a suicide bomber rammed his cycle of violence into the police official's vehicle en route to his office.

A Pakistain military front man told the media that the attackers were in contact with their handlers in Afghanistan throughout the assault.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch shot Ike through the elbow. Take that, Ike! he yelled......
Afghan Ambassador Omer Zakhilwal took to Twitter to condemn the "cowardly terrorist attack" in the "strongest terms."

"Our hearts and prayers on this exalted day of Milad-ul-Nabi are with the bereaved families," he added.

The attack came as an Afghan military delegation is visiting Pakistain to discuss border security.

TTP front man Mohammed Khorasani claimed in a message available with Arab News that the assailants targeted a safe house of the Inter-Services Intelligence
...the Pak military intelligence agency that controls the military -- heads of ISI typically get promoted into the Chief of Army Staff position. It serves as a general command center for favored turban groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, tries to influence the politix of neighboring countries, and carries out a (usually) low-level war against India in Kashmir...
(ISI), Pakistain's spy agency.

Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel destroys home of Palestinian charged with murder
[ARABNEWS] The Israeli Army destroyed early Friday the West Bank home of a Paleostinian man charged with murdering his Israeli employer, Paleostinian security officials said.

As a bulldozer was used to raze the home of Mohammed Abu al-Rub in the town of Qabatiya, festivities broke out between soldiers and residents in which one Paleostinian was maimed, the sources said.

Al-Rub and another Paleostinian man were charged on Oct. 29 with the Oct. 4 murder of their Israeli employer Reuven Schmerling at their workplace in Kafr Qassem in central Israel.

Schmerling, 70, who lived in the Israeli settlement of Elkana in the West Bank, was stabbed and beaten to death by the two in his coal warehouse, prosecutors say.

Israeli authorities described his murder as a "terrorist" attack.

Israel routinely destroys the homes of Paleostinians it accuses of carrying out attacks, arguing the tactic acts as a deterrent.

Critics say it amounts to collective punishment.
Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Critics say it amounts to collective punishment.

Nahhhh... Vector Control
Posted by: Frank G || 12/02/2017 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Neh, collective punishment is when we line up several artillery regiments opposite their cities and start the drill of a round per minute (gun barrels cost money)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/02/2017 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Autonomous Armoured D-9.

Filler up, bypass the Corry sensor and let it loose.

TeeVee cameras would make for good reality programming.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/02/2017 13:01 Comments || Top||

#4  bypass the Corry sensor

Is this the LIDAR that detects obstacles or the millimeter wave radar that determines thickness?

And why am I hearing Frank Zappa singing St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast?
Posted by: SteveS || 12/02/2017 17:08 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Somali With Fake Swedish Travel Documents Nabbed In Philippine
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 a Somali national who attempted to go to the United Kingdom by pretending to be a Swedish citizen.

Abdinajah Mohamoud Aden, 23, arrived as a transit passenger at the NAIA 2 last November 25 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Dubai when he was accosted by members of the BI travel control and enforcement unit (TCEU).

He added that the foreigner was later booked on the first available flight to his port of origin, noting that the incident was also relayed to officers of the British embassy in Manila for their information.

"What is his intention? Why is he traveling to London?" Morente said in a statement.

On the other hand, BI port operations division chief Marc Red Mariñas reported that Aden was apprehended after he presented to PAL personnel a Swedish travel document instead of his passport.

"It was only during questioning that he was compelled to produce his Somali passport which he had hidden in his luggage," he said.

Mariñas added that the passenger was uncooperative during the interview, although he claimed that he acquired his Swedish travel document for USD3,000 from a friend in Somalia so he could travel to the UK.

Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "What is his intention? Why is he traveling to London?" Morente said in a statement.

"The Mayor sent me an invite"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/02/2017 7:48 Comments || Top||

#2  My one question is: Where does the money for all this international travel come from?

Follow the money ............... and stop it.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/02/2017 7:58 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria Rebels Take Down Regime Chopper
[AnNahar] Rebels shot down a Syrian regime helicopter Friday in a southwestern region near the borders with Israel and Leb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

"Rebel groups shot down a regime helicopter with a guided missile near the border with Leb and the occupied Golan," the Britannia-based monitoring group's chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

The size of the crew and its fate remained unclear, he said.

The area where the helicopter went down is an enclave controlled by Islamist rebel and jihadist groups and surrounded by regime forces.

Abdel Rahman said the fighting has increased there since October.
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Israeli missiles targeted strategic Syrian Army ammo storage in west Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] al-Masdar News has just learned that the Israeli forces fired several missiles towards the 1st Division ammo storage in the western countryside of Damascus.

According to a military source, several missiles were fired towards this ammo storage, with some of them intercepted by the Syrian Air Defense before they hit the target

However,
death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate...
some of the missiles did reach their intended target, causing loud kabooms between the towns of Kesweh and Sahnaya.

Moments ago, another Israeli missile was fired towards the ammo storage, but it was reportedly intercepted by the Syrian Air Defense.
Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [379 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Reports: Israel attacks Iranian base near Damascus
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/02/2017 2:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Israel attacks Iranian base near Damascus


That works for me, how about you?
Posted by: AlanC || 12/02/2017 8:00 Comments || Top||

#3  I’m thinking if somebody had any ‘fortitude’, that would be the start of war.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/02/2017 15:57 Comments || Top||

#4  " I’m thinking if somebody had any ‘fortitude’, that would be the start of war."

Well, it killed 12 Iranians, but little should be done about it.
Posted by: newc || 12/02/2017 17:37 Comments || Top||

#5  "The IDF would like to apologize for the inadvertent missile barrage that allegedly destroyed a Syrian ammo dump. The party responsible has been severely reprimanded.

We would also like to apologize for next week's launch."
Posted by: SteveS || 12/02/2017 20:31 Comments || Top||


Long-range Russian bombers hammer IS positions in Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] Russia’s Defence Ministry released footage on Friday showing six Russian Tu-22M3 Backfire-C long-range bombers launching a joint Arclight airstrike which hit the facilities of the so-called 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; formerly ISIS/ISIS) in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor.

According to the Ministry’s statement, the aircraft took off from the Hmeimim airfield and hit the terrorist stronghold wiping out all targets.

The Russian MoD says that Su-30SM fighter jets took part in the military operation ensuring the security of the bombers in Syrian airspace.
Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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