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Rebels kill Yemen's ex-president Saleh
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Afghanistan
Militants’ Ambush In Farah Leaves Three Policemen Dead
[ToloNews] At least three police force members and a contractor bit the dust in an ambush by the Talibs in Poshtrod district in Farah province, local officials said Saturday.

Nasir Mehri, front man for Farah governor, said the incident took place on Friday when the police force members were on their way to the center of the province.

A local resident said the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighters had army uniforms and after stopping the police vehicle, they opened fire on them.

Taliban has not commented on the report.

Local officials have not provided details in this respect.
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Taliban's Key Commander Killed In Jawzjan Clash
[ToloNews] A Taliban commander Mullah Shafiq was killed in clash with security forces in Jawzjan province, in the north of Afghanistan, local officials said on Sunday.

Mullah Shafiq was killed after he and his fighters attacked with security outposts in Shebrghan-Mazar highway, a spokesman for provincial governor Mohammad Reza Ghafoori said.

“Mullah Shafiq was involved in insurgency activities against government forces in Faizabad district in the province and he was trying to destabilize the district,” Ghafoori said.

He did not provide further details on the report.

Taliban so far has not commented on the clash.
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Separate US airstrikes leave 8 ISIS militants dead in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama Press] At least eight bandidos gunnies affiliated with 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 were killed in separate Arclight airstrikes conducted 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.

According to the local officials, the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Achin districts, targeting the krazed killer in two separate locations.

The provincial government media office issued a statement on Saturday confirming that eight bandidos gunnies were killed in the airstrikes carried out by the unmanned aerial vehicles of the foreign forces.

The statement further added that the airstrikes were carried out in Peshogan and Abdul Khel areas, leaving eight of them dead.

According to the provincial government, several weapons and ammunition belonging to the terror group were also destroyed.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including the ISIS bandidos gunnies have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as an airstrike was carried out in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday targetig a compound belonging to the Islamic State 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 said Friday that the airstrike left at least four ISIS bandidos gunnies dead and eight others maimed.
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Explosion in Jalalabad city leaves nearly 20 dead, wounded
[Khaama Press] An kaboom destroyed the center of Jalalabad city in picturesque provincial capital of 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 this afternoon.

According to reports, the incident took place as a large gathering was underway in support of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
Provincial government front man Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident took place in the vicinity of the 1st police district of the city.

He said at least six people were killed and thirteen others were maimed in the kaboom.

Earlier, preliminary reports indicate at least five people have been killed and around ten others have sustained injuries.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit behind the incident although both ISIS and Taliban
...Arabic for students...
turbans are active in some remote parts of the province.

This comes as at least two people were killed and five others were maimed in back to back kabooms in Jalalabad city on Saturday.
Al Ahram adds:
At least six people were killed when a jacket wallah drove a cycle of violence into a crowd at a political rally in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, police said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban’s most senior group member killed in Helmand province
[Khaama Press] A senior group member of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has been killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted amid ongoing operations in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan, the local officials said Saturday.

The officials further added that the senior Taliban leader, identified as Mullah Nasir, was killed in Musa Qala district of the province.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the killing of Mullah Nasir and said he was appointed as the deputy shadow governor of the group for Helmand.

The statement further added that Mullah Nasir was also in charge of the military affairs of the group and was killed along with three others in the airstrike.

According to the provincial government, Mullah Nasir was also involved in planning and coordinating suicide kabooms in Helmand and other parts of the country. ’

The Helmand government also accused Mullah Nasir of forced grabbing of land in this province.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including the Taliban bandidos krazed killers have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as heavy airstrikes are underway in different parts of Helmand province with main focus being the destruction of the Taliban drug labs.
Tolo News adds another senior Taliban, probably an emir:
Mullah Shah Wali, the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
shadow deputy governor for Helmand and commander the group’s special forces, the so-called "red group", has been killed in Musa Qala district in the south of the province, the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said in a statement on Sunday.

Shah Wali was appointed as the deputy Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand and commander of the red group by Mullah Mana, the group’s shadow governor three years ago, the statement said added that "he was involved in attack operations."

"In addition to his involvement in blasts and attack operations, he also had a hand in drug-smuggling and land-grabbing in different parts of the province. He was also involved in fighting against security forces in Ghor, Badghis Uruzgan provinces, Maiwand and Ghorak districts of Kandahar province," the NDS said.

"During the operation, a suicide kaboomer, two other commanders of the group were also killed," the statement added. No further details were provided.

The Taliban have not yet confirmed the news.
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#1  Once Kabul was ruled without fear,
Ofttimes by Emirs of the Year,
But power turned sour.
Emirs are now dour
And count their careers by the hour.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/04/2017 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Sometimes the rhyme scheme has to go where the words take it, I s’pose.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/04/2017 8:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Limericks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/04/2017 8:56 Comments || Top||


Taliban attempts to maintain drugs production amid heavy airstrikes
[Khaama Press] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group in Afghanistan has stepped up efforts to shift tactics in a bid to maintain drugs production amid heavy Arclight airstrikes as part of a new campaign launched by the Afghan and US forces in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Taliban group has instructed its fighters to reconsider their strategy in maintaining the drugs production and smuggling.

The statement further added that a letter of the group has been obtained from Kajaki district which instructs the group’s fighters to build drugs production facilities in places where they could not be spotted from the air.

This comes as the commander of the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
-led Resolute Support Mission and the US forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson said last week that the attacks on Taliban financial engine will continue as heavy losses have been inflicted on the group and its associated in recent raids.

"In just over three days’ worth of operations, the Afghan 215th Corps, their special forces commandos, their air force, in close cooperation with U.S. forces, removed between $7 million and $10 million of revenue from the Taliban’s pocketbook," Gen. Nicholson said.

He also added "And the overall cost to the drug trafficking organizations approached $48 million. So these strikes were just the first step in attacking the Taliban’s financial engine, and they will continue."
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Motorcycle bomb kills 5 in Jalalabad
[DAWN] An Afghan official says a cycle of violence bomb 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 killed at least five people.

Attahullah Khogyani, front man for the provincial governor, says eight were maimed in Sunday's blast, which took place outside of a football stadium in the picturesque provincial capital of Jalalabad.

Khogyani says the kaboom took place shortly after a pro-government rally ended at the soccer stadium.

The rally had been packed with supporters of the government.

No one immediately grabbed credit for the bombing.

On Saturday, two intelligence service members, including the director of the Jalalabad intelligence department were killed, and 10 others, including both soldiers and civilians were maimed in multiple kabooms by bully boy 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 Jalalabad.

A local affiliate of the IS is seeking to expand its footprint in Afghanistan.

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Africa Horn
Puntland Forces Carry Out A Security Sweep In Northern Galkayo
[RADIOSHABELLE] The troops of Somalia’s northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
have on Sunday carried out a security operation in the divided Galkayo town in central Somalia.

The sweep was conducted at Garsoor and Israac villages in the Puntland-administered areas in the city, in a bid to beef up the overall security and avert night-time gang robbing.

The town has witnessed recurrent festivities between Galmudug
...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth...
and Puntland forces in the past years, and the conflict has forced hundreds of families to flee their houses.

Both sides blame each other for the insecurity amid fragile peace agreement.

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Al Shabaab Ambushes Somali Army Convoy Near Bal’ad
[RADIOSHABELLE] Al shabaab Death Eaters have launched an attack against Somali military convoy in Southern Somalia on Sunday morning, 3rd December.

The attack took place on the outskirts of Bal’ad located in Somalia’s southern middle Shabelle region after Al shabaab fightera ambushed military escorting convoy carrying senior army commanders.

It’s yet unclear the number of the casualty figures, but, Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
said in a statement that a top military commander named Mohammed Rageh was killed in the assualt

There was independent sources confirming the death of the officer and the government is yet to comment on the attack.

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Arabia
Rebels kill Yemen's ex-president Saleh
[NYPost] Yemeni rebels killed their erstwhile ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country's former president and strongman, as their forces battled for control of the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The collapse of their alliance throws Yemen's nearly 3-year-old civil war into unpredictable new chaos.

The circumstances of Saleh's death were unclear, but rebel officials said their forces caught up with him as he tried to flee Sanaa.

A video circulating online purported to show Saleh's body, his eyes open but glassy, motionless with a gaping head wound, as he was being carried in a blanket by rebel fighters chanting "God is great" who then dumped him into a pickup truck. Blood stained his shirt under a dark suit.

It was a grisly end for a figure who was able to rule the impoverished and unstable country for more than three decades and remained a powerhouse even after he was ousted in a 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

His death recalled another Arab leader killed in the midst of his own country's uprising, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, whose body was shown in a video being abused by rebels who killed him in 2011.

Saleh's death was announced by the rebels, known as Houthis, who have been fighting Saleh's forces for the past week. Two of Saleh's associates have confirmed and a third official from the government of Yemen's internationally recognized president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, has also confirmed.

"The leader of treason has been killed," said the Houthis' TV network al-Masriah.
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#1  Several Houthi military officials said Saleh was killed as he headed along with top party leaders from Sanaa to his hometown of Sanhan nearby. Houthi fighters followed him in 20 armored vehicles, attacked and killed him and almost all those with him, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. A Houthi media official, Abdel-Rahman al-Ahnomi, told the Associated Press that Houthi fighters killed Saleh as he tried to flee to Saudi Arabia through the province of Marib, east of the capital.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/04/2017 15:48 Comments || Top||

#2  It’s suddenly getting awfully real over there. Place your bets, ladies and gents: how soon before Yemen breaks into north and south again?
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/04/2017 16:50 Comments || Top||

#3  What do the Saudis think about this?

I'm so confused.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/04/2017 18:38 Comments || Top||

#4  They're throwing a civil war into chaos?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/04/2017 19:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Will this give advantage to the Saudis?
Posted by: 3dc || 12/04/2017 22:56 Comments || Top||


Saleh forces deny Houthi claims over control of Sanaa
[NATIONALYEMEN] Forces loyal to Yemen’s former President former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
have denied claims by Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
rebels who say they have gained control of most of the country’s capital, Sanaa, according to an official in Saleh’s Elite Republican Guard.

Iranian-backed Houthi fighters say they had regained control of three military bases, the diplomatic district and other neighbourhoods around the area. They also said they had taken over the city of Dhamar, south of Sanaa, as well as its surrounding regions.

At least 40 people have reportedly been killed since Wednesday amid ongoing fighting between the two sides, with residents now fearing a new front in an already devastating war.

On Saturday, Saleh said that he was open to talks with a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels, in what the fighters called "a coup" against their fragile alliance with the former president.

He also called for a joint ceasefire between his supporters and Houthi rebels, and the Saudi-led coalition, which has been bombing the impoverished country since March 2015 to get rid of the Iranian-backed rebels.

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Saudi Border Guards seize 700kg of cannabis smuggled from Yemen
[ARABNEWS] Saudi Border Guards have tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
32 suspected drug smugglers and seized a total of 721.92 kilograms of cannabis over the past two weeks in the southern border regions of Jazan and Najran.

Border Guards front man Col. Saher bin Mohammed al-Harbi said that several attempts were made to infiltrate the Kingdom’s borders to smuggle drugs.

"Border Guards forces arrested 27 Æthiopians, four Yemenis and one Saudi suspect and seized 721.92 kg of cannabis in their possession," he said.

The front man said that this came after the seizure of more than a ton and 200 kilograms of hashish in Jazan, Najran, Asir and Makkah during the past two weeks.

Al-Harbi has reiterated that Border Guards continue to deal with all infiltration attempts and threats to border security, and that they are determined to protect the borders of the Kingdom from anything that targets its security, stability and capabilities.

Last week, the Interior Ministry announced that the number of arrested infiltrators into Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
reached 27,264 in 2016, and 3,554 weapons were confiscated during the same period.
Posted by: Fred || 12/04/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Border Guards continue to deal with all infiltration attempts and threats to border security, and that they are determined to protect the borders of the Kingdom from anything that targets its security, stability and capabilities.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/04/2017 8:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Some heads will be rolling on Thursday!
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/04/2017 17:21 Comments || Top||

#3  That sir, I will applaud!
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/04/2017 21:18 Comments || Top||


Situation under control in Sana'a: Yemen governing body
[PRESSTV] Yemen's Supreme Political Council which runs state affairs says the situation in the capital Sana'a is back to normal following days of violent festivities between forces loyal to ex-president former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
and Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
fighters.

In a statement released on Saturday, the council’s head Saleh Ali al-Sammad called on all the Yemeni people, political parties and tribes to exercise patience, counteract any act of aggression, and not contribute to the "conspiracies" meant to stoke tensions.

"The security services continue their efforts to enhance security and stability, and all those who try to destabilize the security are being dealt with seriously," Sammad said.

Preserving public tranquility and safety in Sana'a, which has become a symbol of the Yemenis' dignity, is a strategic issue for Yemen's Supreme Political Council, he added.

The Yemeni official also urged the "wise" Yemeni citizens to cooperate with the national and political forces on maintaining the country's stability.

He further expressed deep regret over recent developments in Yemen, which exacerbated people's suffering from a Saudi-led military aggression and siege.

"All figures, wise people and all citizens must exercise the highest degree of responsibility and discipline and bear the responsibility during the current stage to spare the country the scourge of strife and conflict," he concluded.

Speaking in a televised speech on Saturday, Saleh whose forces were allied with the Houthi fighters against Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
made an overture to the alliance, which has been waging a deadly war on the impoverished nation since March 2015.

Saleh said he is open to talks with Saudi Arabia and ready to "turn the page" if Riyadh and its allies lift the blockade and halt Arclight airstrikes on Yemen.

Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi described Saleh’s stance as a "betrayal" and stressed that the former president must reassess his policies that are favored by Yemen's enemies.

Forces loyal to Saleh "continue to move toward chaos and disturbance of security and stability" in the Arab country, he said, describing the former president's move as a "coup" against the Yemeni alliance.

"We must continue to support the fighting fronts because this plot is the last card of the forces of aggression, through which they seek to facilitate their occupation of our country," Houthi pointed out.

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‘Street war’ rocks Sanaa as rebel alliance crumbles
[ARABNEWS] Gunbattles forced shops and schools to close in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Sunday as residents warned a three-year rebel alliance was collapsing into a "street war."

The Iran-backed Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
rebels’ partnership with former President former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
Continued on Page 49
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Houthi militias storm Saleh-owned TV station in Sanaa
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias have stormed the house of Saleh-owned 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...
Today television channel’s general manager, sources confirmed to Al Arabiya.

Earlier in the day, Houthi front man Mohammed Abdulsalam said on Twitter that all the guards and crew members of the channel were now under arrest after militias stormed the channel’s main premises in the capital.

The channel is based in Sanaa and owned by former president former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
, who recently turned against his Houthi allies.

In a speech on Saturday, Saleh appeared to indicate the end of his loyalists' alliance with Houthi fighters. He said he was ready to turn a "new page" in ties with the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis, if it stopped attacks on Yemeni citizens and lifted a siege.

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What we know so far about the situation in Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Sunday:
- al-Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias stormed the house of Mohammed Abdullah al-Qusi, the interior minister of the unrecognized coup government, a leader of the General People's Congress party in Mina al-Asbahi, south of the capital, Sana’a, after they clashed with the house guards, killing three of them and detaining the rest.

- Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar said that what happened in Sanaa is the result of the oppression by the Houthi militias and renewed his call to the masses to continue their struggle and docking with legitimacy until the defeat of the Iranian-backed Houthi militias

- The Popular Congress forces have strengthened their presence in Sana’a, especially in the vicinity of many vital facilities, ministries and government buildings. They tightened control over the northern entrance of the capital in the Azraq region, as well as at strategic positions south of the capital, and also reinforced their presence in the Ministry of the Interior, Defense, Najda Aid Camp and the International Airport.

- Yemeni media outlets said that the festivities continued until dawn on Sunday amid kabooms, and that the capital was completely paralyzed, with schools and universities closed and the streets cleared of bystanders and vehicles.

- A video online allegedly showed dozens of Houthi snuffies being captured in Sanaa by Elite Republican Guards’ forces affiliated with former President former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
- The command of the General People's Congress in support of legitimacy in 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...
said it supports the "popular uprising against Houthi militias and called on everyone to unite to deter the Iranian project in the country."

- The Arab coalition in support of legitimacy in Yemen launched five Arclight airstrikes on Houthi posts in heights in South Sanaa, including al-Rayan hills that overlook the neighborhood of Hadda.

- UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA, has denied claims made by Houthi militias in Yemen of a missile launch towards the country’s airspace.
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Arab coalition bombs Houthi military sites near Sanaa airport
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab coalition fighting in 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...
launched several air raids on Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
military sites on Sunday evening near Sanaa airport and Dulaimi base, sources confirmed to Al Arabiya.

The sources also said that the coalition raided Houthi militia positions west of the capital Sanaa earlier in the day.

On Sunday morning, the Arab coalition aircrafts launched raids on Houthi positions in a number of highlands south of Sanaa, including the hills of al-Rayyan overlooking Hadda city.

The air raids on Sunday come a day after the Arab coalition made a statement announcing its support for Yemeni uprising against Houthis.

The coalition said it is determined that it has maintained its position on all Yemeni ground.

The past three days have witnessed deadly festivities between supporters of former Yemeni President former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
and his former Houthi militia allies. The fighting raged at dawn on Saturday between the two sides, which led to at least 80 supporters from both sides killed.

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Saleh officially announces dissolution of partnership with Houthis
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemen’s former President former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
has officially announced the dissolution of his partnership with former Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militia allies.

"Zero hour is coming to the battlefield in Sanaa... The country had to be saved from the madness of the Houthi group," Saleh said in statements on Monday morning.

Saleh urged an end to "militia rule on Yemeni land," adding that Houthis had continued their "provocative acts against Yemeni citizens."

The past three days have witnessed deadly festivities between supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his former Houthi militia allies. The fighting raged at dawn on Saturday between the two sides, which led to at least 80 supporters from both sides killed.

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The Grand Turk
10 Die as Minibus Smuggling People from Syria to Turkey Crashes
[AnNahar] A minibus smuggling people from Syria into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
hit a truck on the Ottoman Turkish side of the border on Sunday, killing 10 people on board and severely injuring seven others, according to the Dogan news agency.

The head-on collision happened in Hatay province in the afternoon after a team of Ottoman Turkish police tried to stop the minibus from evading a checkpoint, not far from the Syrian frontier.

The driver of the minibus is among the injured, according to Dogan, which did not specify the nationality of any of the victims.

Photographs published by local media showed rescue teams around the crushed remains of the minibus, which had been sealed off by white tape on the edge of a country road.

Turkey hosts more than 3 million refugees, mostly from Syria.
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Home Front: WoT
FBI identifies man who made bomb threats to US Jewish institutions
[IsraelTimes] Ford Kevin Coots is suspected of threatening synagogues and JCCs and assaulting a federal officer sent to question him

A Missouri man made several bomb threats to Jewish institutions in the Kansas City area and in Washington, DC, a federal complaint charges.

Ford Kevin Coots, 25, of Urich, Missouri, allegedly threatened the synagogues and Jewish community centers and later assaulted a federal officer sent to question him, local media reported.

On April 24 of this year, Ohev Sholom — The National Synagogue in Washington, DC, received a call saying that 66 bombs would explode in the building sometime that week.

Over several days in July, bomb threats were called in to Jewish institutions in the Kansas City area, including the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Beth Shalom synagogue in Overland Park, and Kol Ami synagogue in Kansas City.

According to the Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV5, one threat left on a synagogue answering machine said: “You all are the problems in this … nation. The reason the nation today is … May you all die in fire. … May you all die. I hate you with a passion. I hate all your guts. Die and burn.”

After the synagogue threats, a man identifying himself as Ford Joseph Holloway submitted an online tip to the FBI saying he was the “mastermind behind the Jewish synagogue bomb threats.” He told the FBI where he lived and told them to try to arrest him, but to “be prepared for a fight as I will be armed and attempt to rake some of you down before you kill me …”

The FBI traced the man to the home of a woman who said she had an adult son, Coots, who sometimes used the Holloway alias and that he suffered from mental health issues.
Oh. Another nutter wasting everyone’s time.
The FBI also determined that several of the threats originated from his phone.

When FBI agents went to the home in late November with a search warrant and to arrest Coots, he attacked them with a shovel, hitting one agent in the hand and damaging his gun.

Coots has not yet been charged with anything connected to the bomb threats, according to KSHB in Kansas City, but could face up to 20 years in prison for assaulting a federal officer.
It would be cheaper to keep him in an insane asylum, where his mother could visit him, than in a prison mental health wing.
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#1  Bet daddy was a Woods Brothers fan.
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India-Pakistan
11 suspects arrested, major terror bid foiled in several operations across Balochistan
[DAWN] At least 11 suspected forces of Evil were locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
and a major terror bid foiled in several operations carried out by security and law enforcement personnel in different parts of 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...
on Sunday.

Security officials said 11 suspected forces of Evil belonging to a proscribed organization were arrested in different parts of Balochistan.

In another operation, four improvised bombs were recovered from the the province's Killa Saifullah area, security officials said. A bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the bombs, the officials added.

In the Kohlu district, Levies' personnel foiled a major terror plot after they carried out an operation against suspected forces of Evil in the area, an official said.

The operation was carried out at a suspected terrorist hideout late last night after Levies officials received a tip-off from intelligence agencies, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kohlu Agha Nadeem Akhtar said in a presser held in the morning.

Though no arrests were reported, Akhtar claimed that officials had recovered a sizeable cache of weapons, including 181 shells of RPG-7 rockets, 172 RPG fuse and 80 RDS.

Akhtar added that the action was carried out under Pakistain Army's ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, which was launched in February in the aftermath of a resurgence of terror attacks in the country.

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SU teacher escapes unhurt in attack on life
[DAWN] HYDERABAD: A senior teacher of Sindh University came under attack by two armed motorcyclists on Bolhari road near Kotri on Saturday.

Prof Dr Rafiq Ahmed Memon, director of SU’s English department, was going in his car to the university’s Thatta campus along with a friend when the motorcyclists fired shots at him but luckily, both the teacher and his friend remained unhurt.

Jamshoro SSP Irfan Bahadur said the motorcyclists were wearing helmets and they fled after firing shots. A bullet hit the car’s windscreen, he said.

SU Vice Chancellor Dr Fateh Mohammad Burfat condemned the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the assailants.

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Iraq
Kidnapped kop found shot dead north of Ramadi
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A kidnapped policeman was found rubbed out north of Ramadi city on Sunday, a security source told SNG website.

"The police officer, who was kidnapped by an gang while going out of his house 10 days ago, was found rubbed out Sunday at Albu Aitha region north of Ramadi city," the source said.

Police forces have launched a wide-scale manhunt to arrest perpetrators of the shooting incident, the source said, adding that the body of the slain policeman was carried to the forensic medicine department.
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17 ISIS turbans killed in army airstrike, west of Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Seventeen 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....
murderous Moslems were killed in an Arclight airstrike in west of Anbar, a paramilitary official said on Saturday.

"Army jets targeted murderous Moslems gathering at al-Husseiniyat region, near Wadi Hawran, north of Rutba, leaving seventeen members of foreign nationalities killed, according to our sources from the targeted region," Qutri al-Samarmad, commander at Anbar’s mobilization forces, told SNG website.

"The murderous Moslems were planning to attack the nearby military units," he said, adding that "the targeted region is one of the places known for presence of IS sleeper cells in the western desert of Anbar."

"The shelling depended on intelligence information that enable the jets kill the krazed killers," Samarmad said.

Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for the Joint Operations Command said in remarks on Friday that the second phase of operations to clear borders near Syria from Islamic State murderous Moslems will launch soon. An area of 14,000 out of 29,000 square kilometers in the desert has been cleared by IS krazed killers.

On Wednesday, Samarmad was quoted saying that army warplanes pounded an IS hideout in Wadi Hawran, west of the province, killing 27 krazed killers, including foreign nationals.
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Mosul clean up continues

Islamic State booby-traps, blows up two security personnel houses, south of Mosul
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have blown up two houses of security personnel in Salahuddin after booby-trapping them, an Iraqi military source said on Sunday.

“A group of IS members infiltrated into Kan’ous village in Shirqat town, 90 KM south of Mosul, and booby-trapped two houses of two security personnel before blowing them up,” Col. Abdel Salam al-Jabouri, from the Iraqi army, told Anadolu agency.

“According to local residents, IS members confiscated the food supply and some telecommunications devices at the houses before hiding at the forests adjacent to Tigris River, near the village,” he added.

Iraqi joint troops, backed by army jets, have launched several campaigns to comb the regions in south of Mosul and target the militant group’s hideouts.

Islamic State leader arrested in poor districts of Mosul: Deputy Commander
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Several Islamic State leaders were arrested in the poor districts in southeast of Mosul, a deputy commander said on Sunday.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Sunday, Col. Ahmed Selim, deputy commander of Nineveh Operations said “information received by the command over presence of Islamic State members in Sumar and eastern Yarimja districts, southeast of Mosul, which were invaded. The militants were arrested and referred to investigations.”

“The regions in southeastern Mosul is a fertile place for terrorism growth. Thus we follow on the situation there and urge residents to cooperate with troops to impose security,” he added.

“The militant group is trying to remain there at the poor regions, which have been a stronghold for it for long time,” he said.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

Five Islamic State members killed in army airstrike, north of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Five Islamic State members were killed in an airstrike in north of Baghdad, a security source said on Saturday.

“Army jets launched an airstrike in al-Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, targeting a rest house of the Islamic State,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

“The airstrike left the rest house completely destroyed and the five members, who were inside, killed,” he added.

Earlier today, a bomb, placed near stores in al-Hamamiyat region, Taji district, went off leaving five persons wounded.

On Friday, a bomb exploded near a market in al-Mada’in district, southeast of Baghdad, leaving one killed and seven others wounded. Another bomb, placed on the side of the road in Suwaib region, went off leaving three people injured.

Iraqi troops arrest man wearing explosive belt north of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops arrested on Sunday a man wearing an explosive belt north of Baghdad, a military command said.

In a statement, the Baghdad Operations Command said the terrorist was nabbed at al-Tarmiyah area north of Baghdad with an explosive belt, a bomb and a gun in his possession.

On Saturday, a security source said five Islamic State members were killed in an airstrike on al-Tarmiyah area.

“Army jets launched an airstrike on al-Tarmiyah area, targeting a rest house of the Islamic State,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

6 persons killed, injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One person was killed while five others were injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad on Sunday, a security source told Baghdad Today website.

“A bomb exploded at al-Tarmiyah area north of Baghdad, targeting a car with three al-Hashd al-Shaabi fighters inside,” the source said, adding that one of them was killed, while the two others were injured.

“Another bomb detonated near a shop in an industrial area east of Baghdad, injuring three persons,” the source pointed out.

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Diyala Kombat Kronicle

Two Peshmerga fighters found killed, northeastern Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two bodies of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were found after one day of their disappearance in northeast of Diyala, an informed source from the province said on Sunday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “two Peshmerga personnel, from northeastern Diyala regions, went out on Saturday for fishing near border areas, where they were mysteriously lost.”

The victims were not on duty, when they went for fishing, the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

“The two bodies were found killed near the borders of Qurret Tabbah region,” the source said, adding that the Islamic State is likely to have kidnapped and killed them.

“The two bodies were transferred to forensic medicine department. Investigations were conducted,” he added

Two ISIS turbans killed, soldier wounded in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State member was killed, while another committed suicide in a security operation in in eastern Diyala, a commander said on Saturday.

“Joint troops of army, police and al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces], backed by army jets, carried out a wide-scale military operation from two directions at the region that stretches between Nada basin to Wadi al-Kalal and Wadi Kazlaq, east of Diyala,” Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, commander of Dijla Operations Command, told Alghad Press.

“The operation left two IS members killed. One of them, a suicide bomber, was blown up as result of shooting by the security troops. A huge rest house, including huge number of bombs and amount of explosives were destroyed in Wadi al-Kalal and areas in its vicinity,” Azzawi said.

“Wide regions were combed, based on accurate intelligence information,” Azzawi said. “Dijla operations will resume to follow the militants in Diyala.”

Earlier on the day, Azzawi announced the launch of military operation to follow the militants in east of Diyala.

Moreover, a local official from Diyala said on Saturday that troops thwarted an attack by IS against a security checkpoint in northeast of Baquba. A soldier was wounded during the accident.

“IS militants attempted to attack, in the evening, an army checkpoint in al-Kabbah village, northeast of Baqubah,” Adnan Ghadban, head of the municipal council of al-Abbara town, said.

“Army troops managed to foil the attack and follow the militants,” he said. “One of the army soldiers was wounded by a sniper while foiling the attack. He was then taken to hospital for treatment.”

Official warns against planned attack by Islamic State, northeast of Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An official from Diyala province has prevailed intentions of tribes in the north east to confront an a terrorist attack by Islamic State.

In a statement on Sunday, Mohamed Baqir al-Tamimi, head of Abu Sayda town, said “tribes in the town are armed and ready, after information showed intentions of Islamic State militants to carry out an operation in the town to be followed by suicide attacks.”

“The main target behind this scheme is to the biggest losses among troops and civilians to destabilize security there,” he added.

Tamimi also urged security troops to intensify the airstrikes and to “enforce security deployed there due to the few number of personnel, compared to the geographic area and density of forests.”

He also urged presence of al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] at regions lie abu Sayda and abu Karma, being near to areas, where IS exist.
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Two more Yezidi mass graves found ‘with bodies of 40 children’
[RUDAW.NET] Two mass graves containing the bodies of approximately 140 Yezidis killed by ISIS has been found in the Shingal region.

"A mass grave with the bodies of 20 women and about 40 children was discovered in the village of Kabusi, south of Sinjar," said a member of the Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary group who found the graves as reported by AFP on Sunday.

Elsewhere, "in the Jazira residential complex, also south of Sinjar, 80 other bodies, mostly Yezidis, were discovered," they added.

Another mass grave containing 73 Yezidis was also recently found in the Rambussi area near the town of Qahtaniyyah on November 22.

The KRG reported that 47 mass graves containing the bodies of Yezidis had been discovered as of Saturday.

Many mass graves in and near Shingal have yet to be exhumed, however, Kurdish authorities in Duhok use satellite imagery to identify many believed sites.

When ISIS holy warriors brutally marched into Shingal and its surroundings in August 2014, they tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
thousands of Yezidis. Some of them were collectively killed in the region, other girls and women were taken and later sold as sex slaves by ISIS members.

According to the latest figures, an estimated 1,293 Yezidis have been killed since August 3, 2014, the first day of ISIS’s brutal attacks on the Shingal region.

Relics of 171 Yazidis found in two mass graves west of Mosul
Sinjar (IraqiNews.com) On Sunday, a mass grave, composed of relics of 98 Yazidi victims, was found in Baaj town, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
On Saturday, the semi-official al-Sabah newspaper quoted Shukr Melham Ilyas, head of Qahtaniyah town, as saying that troops confiscated a grave with relics of 73 Yazidi women, men and children in Rambousi region, west of Mosul.
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#1  May their murders find Justice in this world, if not the next.
Posted by: Adriane || 12/04/2017 18:01 Comments || Top||


Unknown armed group abandons positions near Tuz Khurmatu
[RUDAW.NET] The unknown gang that was reportedly stationed in villages close to Tuz Khurmatu has left their positions and moved south, an official told Rudaw.

Mala Karim Shukir, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) office in Tuz Khurmatu, said the "majority" of the unidentified force left their positions near Tuz Khurmatu over the past two days and went to adjacent areas in Diyala and other regions under the control of Iraqi forces.

The PUK official has been carrying out his role from outside Tuz Khurmatu since mid-October.

A Rudaw field investigation in late November could not determine the identity of the group that appeared in the area earlier that month. Locals said at the time that they had long beards and some spoke foreign languages, causing speculation they may have been ISIS remnants trying to regroup after territorial losses in Iraq. Others said they could also be irregular Iraqi or Kurdish forces.

A Kurdish gang, formed mainly of Peshmerga defectors and calling themselves the "Liberation Army," is also stationed in several villages east of Tuz Khurmatu. Their stated mission is to take control of areas that fell to Iraqi forces and the Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi in October.

The Liberation Army told Rudaw they did not know who the other group was.

Raa'is Kamal, a security official from the PUK who used to work from Tuz Khurmatu, told Rudaw in November they had intelligence about the presence of this group, whom he said were ISIS hard boys.

He claimed their numbers increased following the October 16 events when Iraqi forces and the Hashd took control of the majority of the disputed areas after deadly festivities with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu.

Kawa Mala Parwez, a security official working with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), speaking to Rudaw in November claimed that the group had Kurds, Arabs, and foreigners among its ranks. He said at the time that they wanted to establish a "military base" in Tuz Khurmatu.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF sets up roadblocks in Gaza region
[Ynet] The IDF has set up roadblocks in the Gazoo region over the last few days due to military activities being carried out in the area, it was cleared for publication Sunday.

Military police are blocking private vehicles from entering the area and farmers are required to coordinate with the military to enter.

No special instructions have been issued to the local residents.

Last month the IDF went kaboom! a terror tunnel in the vicinity of Kisufim, near central Gazoo.
Hamas? Islamic Jihad? One of the other groups in Gaza? No doubt it will soon be revealed, dear Reader.

And filed under They Just Keep Trying:
Israel Navy seizes Palestinian fishing vessel that strayed beyond limit in Northern Gaza

[Ynet] The Israeli Navy stopped and impounded a Paleostinian fishing boat which strayed beyond the fishing distance imposed by the IDF near Northern Gazoo Sunday.

The Navy called out to the vessel and had gun sex, as per procedure, the boat was then seized and its passengers taken in for questioning.

Palestinian arrested in Tapuach Junction with M-16 in his car

[Ynet] A 30-year-old Jenin resident was detained for questioning in the West Bank's Tapuach Junction after an M-16 rifle was found in his car.

The suspect was taken in for questioning by security forces.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Air raids in E. Ghouta near Damascus kill 25 civilians: Monitor
[AlAhram] A wave of Syrian air strikes on Sunday killed at least 25 civilians and maimed dozens across the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, a monitor said.

The deadliest raids hit the town of Hammuriyeh, killing 17 civilians including six children, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Other air strikes on the towns of Arbeen, Beit Sawa, Harasta and Misraba killed eight civilians.

The Observatory said at least 75 people were maimed and the corpse count was likely to rise given the critical wounds suffered by dozens of people.

Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining rebel strongholds in Syria, has been under a heavy government siege since 2013 that has caused drastic food and medical shortages.

An estimated 400,000 people still live in the enclave, and 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 warned that hundreds are at risk of death if they are not evacuated for urgent medical treatment.

The area is one of four "de-escalation zones" agreed earlier this year by regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
aimed at curbing violence across war-ravaged Syria.

Syria's government agreed last week to a ceasefire in the region to coincide with the resumption of UN-led peace talks in Geneva.

But heavy bombardment of the opposition enclave near the capital has resumed, with another 11 civilians killed on Saturday.

The Observatory said Sunday's deaths took the number of civilians killed in regime bombardment of Eastern Ghouta to at least 191, including 43 children, in nearly three weeks.
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Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern Deir al-Zor countryside from IS group
[AlAhram] Syrian Kurdish forces and their Arab allies fully captured the eastern Deir al-Zor countryside from 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....
, with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia, the Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday.

The YPG said coalition and Russian forces in Syria had provided "air and logistical support, advice and coordination on the ground" and that it hoped this support would increase.
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Mysterious explosion rocks through rebel base in south Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] A mysterious kaboom destroyed Jaish al-Nasr’s military base inside the town of Taramla in Idlib’s southern countryside earlier today.

More than 10 fighters were critically maimed in the kaboom which early reports suggest was the result of an accident in a hell cannon storage facility on base. The kaboom destroyed the main building.

Notably, Jaish al-Nasr is an FSA faction operating in Hama’s northern countryside and generously sponsored by the US State Department which provides them with ample shipments of TOW missiles.

It is not unlikely that the kaboom is due to arson action by a rival rebel group as southern Idlib has recently become the site of frequent infighting by krazed killer groups.
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FSA’s 1st Division comes to the rescue of Nusra in northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The FSA’s 1st Coastal Division, usually deployed in the cold front of Latakia’s northeastern countryside, has been observed fighting alongside the internationally-recognized terrorist organization Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS) in Hama’s northern countryside.

The 1st Coastal Division is not the only FSA faction fighting alongside HTS in the vicious battles taking place in Hama and Aleppo; Jaish al-Izza, the Free Idlib Army, and Jaish al-Nasr have all been observed on those front lines.

The media wing of the 1st Coastal Division released very recent footage showing their launch of US-supplied TOW missiles against a group of Syrian soldiers in the village of Rabdeh
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Clashes engulf Idlib as rebels slaughter each other
[ALMASDARNEWS] Heavy festivities erupted between jihadists in Idlib’s southern countryside as relations turn sour between Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS) and its former ally Jund al-Malahim.

HTS convoys are seen everywhere as they mobilize around Jund al-Malahim’s bases Sahl al-Rouj and Iblen towns of Jabal al-Zawiyah. Jund al-Malahim used to be part of the HTS merger until they defected earlier this fall when fighting broke out between the latter and Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
/Zinki.

Running short on supplies and finances, it is not unprecedented for the terrorist group to assault smaller factions to loot their bases as has happened before with Jaish al-Mujahideen, Hazm Movement, and the Syrian Revolutionary Front all of which no longer exist.

Violence is escalating as more artillery pieces, tanks, and other heavy equipment gets deployed into this conflict. At least five fighters from both sides have been reported dead so far as a result of those festivities.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

IS leader, companion killed during infighting on Salahuddin-Diyala borders
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An 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....
leader and one of his lover companions were killed as festivities broke out between the big shots of the group at the region on borders between Diyala and Salahuddin, an official from the pro-government paramilitary troops said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Saturday, Jabbar al-Maamouri, a leader with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said, "We have confirmed news over festivities between the group’s elite leaders in Um al-Sharr in Mutaibija, on borders between Diyala and Salahuddin. One of the leaders and his lover companion were killed in shootout."

"Mutaibija has the elite of five of the so-called Islamic State Wilayas (provinces). Each of them tries to dominate the other, which created the conflicts," Maamouri added.

He also urged necessity to expedite the battle at Um al-Sharr and eliminate presence of the gunnies there before the group leaders destabilize security at other places.

In November, Maamouri told Alsumaria News that the elite of five IS so-called "wilayas" (provinces) remain in hiding at Mutaibija.

Mutaibija has complicated terrain, with numerous hills that serve as a good hideout for holy warriors. Occasional attacks have been witnessed there by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/04/2017 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State chief al-Baghdadi still alive, says commander
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Leader of 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....
myrmidon group His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
is still alive as he hides in desert border areas between Iraq and Syria, a military commander said.

"Al-Baghdadi is not dead and still moving in the desert areas on the border between Iraq and Syria," Spokesperson for the Joint Operations Command Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said.

"To be more precise, al-Baghdadi, according to our intelligence information, is moving between Iraq’s border city of al-Qa’im and Syria’s Abu Kamal city on the Euphrates River," he stressed.

Rasool added that dozens of Islamic State turbans are still hiding at underground shelters in such border areas, escaping from security campaigns launched by Iraqi troops.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/04/2017 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  He can retire in Canada and live in peace!
Posted by: Bubba the Great4743 || 12/04/2017 5:53 Comments || Top||

#2  He's about as alive as Arafat was all those months.

Do they have a refrigeration truck or something to keep the smell down?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 12/04/2017 11:26 Comments || Top||

#3  to keep the smell down?

No worse than when he was alive.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/04/2017 11:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Human cockroach.
Posted by: gorb || 12/04/2017 14:47 Comments || Top||



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