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Suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing at least 9, officials say
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Afghanistan
16 militants killed, wounded in Kandahar and Paktika operations: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixteen Lions of Islam were killed or maimed during the operations in southern Kandahar and southeastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
provinces involving air and ground operations, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

According to a statement by MoD on Friday, at least nine Lions of Islam were killed during the operations in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province.

The statement further added that some weapons and ammunition were also destroyed during the operation.

The ministry also added that one murderous Moslem was killed and six others were maimed during an Arclight airstrike in Barmal district of Patkika.

In another operation in Posht-e-Rod district of Farah, at least two Lions of Islam were killed, the statement by MoD added.

Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS suffer casualties in Nangarahr air and ground operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Militants 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 suffered casualties during the air and ground operations 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.

The provincial government media office in a statement said a series of air and ground operations were conducted against the terror group in the past 24 hours in this province, leaving five bully boyz dead and four others maimed.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in the vicinity of Khogyani district of Nangahrar province and the dead bodies of at least two of the bully boyz were also left in the area.

According to the Nangarhar government, at least four improvised bombs were also confiscated during the operations.

Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US drones target Tajikistan nationals fighting for ISIS in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The US drones targeted Tajikistan nationals fighting for 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 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.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Arclight airstrike was carried out at around noon time today in Haska Mina district.

The statement further added that the forces of Evil were targeted in the vicinity of Langari Kand area of the district, leaving two of them dead.

According to the Nangarhar provincial government, the local residents and security personnel did not suffer any casualties in the airstrike.

Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Senior Taliban leader arrested in Afghanistan
[OUTLOOKINDIA] A senior leader of the Taliban group was arrested and four Taliban insurgents were killed during a night raid conducted by the Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province.

The operation was conducted late on Friday night in the vicinity of the restive Khogyani district, reported Khaama Press, citing the provincial government media office as saying in a statement.

However, the anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents, have not commented regarding the report.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Somalia: 12 Killed in Alshabaab & Mukhtar Robow Militia Fighting
[All Africa] At least 12 people were killed on Friday in festivities between al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
fighters and militia loyal to Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansour in Bakool region in the South West State, Radio Dalsan reports.

The fighting erupted near the village of Abal.

Alshabaab affiliated websites claim that Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansoor's son was killed in the fighting.

Alshabaab and its former deputy leader Mukhtar Robow's militia known as the "Aaro Aaro" or "Spiders" have been fighting ever since the latter ditched the bad boy group some years back.

Robow Abu Mansoor once a powerful Alshabaab deputy leader surrendered to Somalia government forces last August.

Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy
[PAKISTANTODAY.PK] Libya’s coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants colonists trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italia, officials said on Saturday.

Arrivals to Italia have fallen by two-thirds since July from the same period last year after officials working for the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, Italia’s partner, managed to cut back human smuggling in the city of Sabratha west of the capital.

That has pushed the trade further east, with the coasties intercepting several boats off the coast near Qaraboulli and Zliten, two towns located east of Tripoli.

"The naval forces’ Ibn Ouf vessel rescued (on Friday) illegal migrants colonists including women, children and men they are from different sub-Saharan and Arab countries," Coast Guard Captain Abdulhadi Fakhal said.

"They were rescued off Qaraboulli and Zliten towns ... and they are about 250 to 270 persons," Fakhal said.

Libya has plunged into chaos since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Qadaffy
...a reminder that a single man with an idea can change an entire nation, usually for the worse...
in a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
-backed uprising. A U.N.-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli has been trying to gain control of territory.

Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Africa Subsaharan
Danish nationals knifed in Gabon over Trump Jerusalem recognition
Sudden Jihad Syndrome doesn’t just happen in the colonized West.
[IsraelTimes] One man at death's door after attack in popular tourist area of Libreville by Nigerien who also wanted retribution for US attacks on Moslems.

Two Danish nationals were maimed Saturday in a knife attack in Gabon’s capital apparently committed in retribution for "US attacks against Moslems," a minister said.

The two men, who were working for the National Geographic channel, were stabbed while shopping in a market popular with tourists, said defense minister Etienne Massard, adding that the attack appeared to be politically motivated.

"According to the first testimonies at the scene, the assailant, a 53-year-old Nigerien man, shouted ’Allahu Akbar’ ("God is Greatest") during the attack. He was placed in durance vile
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
on the spot," said Massard.

The man, who has lived in Gabon for 19 years, "in his first statements said he acted in retaliation for US attacks against Moslems and America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital."

The two victims were sent to a hospital in the capital Libreville, one in a serious condition, government front man Alain-Claude Bilie By Nze told AFP.

The Danish foreign ministry confirmed two nationals had been "maimed in Gabon" without giving any further details.

Massard said the government was treating the attack as "an isolated act" and said an investigation had been launched.

"Following this cowardly and despicable act, the government wishes to assure the people that Gabon will not become a theatre for attacks against our way of life," he said in a televised address.

"Everything will be done to ensure that the perpetrator and any accomplices are punished to the full extent of the law."

Gabon, a small French-speaking former colony with 1.8 million inhabitants, has so far been spared the Islamist-inspired attacks that have taken place in some neighboring countries.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  For some reason I find this headline hilarious.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/17/2017 2:10 Comments || Top||

#2  i hope it was not those real good blueberry cheese cake ones!
Posted by: Jasing the Limber5475 || 12/17/2017 5:29 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Coalition forces destroy ballistic missile workshops in Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A video illustrated the success of the coalition forces in destroying the workshops manufacturing land-to-surface missiles and ballistic missiles in Saada.

The 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 also failed to launch a rocket from the desert of the Midi district, northeast of Hajjah province towards Saudi territory at dawn on Saturday (December 16, 2017). Sources said it fell in a desert area of the Directorate without any material or human damage.

Military sources in the fifth military zone, confirmed that the missile launched by the Houthis at dawn was a Russian-made Volga air defense missile, with Iranian modifications, dubbed by the Houthis "The Destroyer", according to what was published by the ’Scene of Yemen’ website.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Relief bodies evacuate staff following Houthi militia criminality
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition 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...
announced that relief organizations have decided to evacuate their employees from Yemen.

In a statement, it accused the 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 of putting obstacles on aid work.

It said that the militias were in violation of the international law by not protecting the aid workers.

The statement emphasized that the decision made by the relief organizations was a result of the criminality of the militias.

On Friday, the coalition said that 42 permits were issued for ships and relief aircraft.

The Arab Coalition renewed its call for the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
to take over the port of Hudaydah, which is under the control of the coup militia.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni Forces Retaliate for Saudi Massacres: Fire Ballistic Missile on Jizan
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Rocketry Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees fired a ballistic missile on headquarters of Saudi Command south of Jizan early on Saturday, few hours after Saudi-led aggression committed three massacres, killing dozens of Yemenis.

A military source in the Rocketry Force said the missile, dubbed as M2, accurately hit its target in the headquarters of the Saudi Command, inflicting losses upon the Saudi-led forces stationed in Jizan.

The source said the missile launch was in retaliation for massacres committed by Saudi-led warplanes earlier on Friday.

At least 54 Yemenis were martyred in three massacres across 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...
on Friday.

21 were martyred in a Saudi-led Arclight airstrike in Hodeida’s Mazarha town, local sources reported, noting that most of the deaders were women and kiddies of three families.

Elsewhere in Saada’s Manbeh governorate, Saudi-led warplanes hit Al Sheikh market, killing 23 people and injuring 4 others.

Meanwhile in Taez, the Saudi-led aggression committed another massacre in Najibeya market in Moze governorate, killing 8 people and injuring 15 others.

Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Putin thanks Trump for intelligence that prevented St Petersburg terror attack
Follow up to this story from yesterday.
[Telegraph] Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank the Central Intelligence Agency for relaying information that lead to the arrest of several individuals since Friday suspected of plotting terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg.

According to the Kremlin, the information shared by the CIA “helped to track, identify and detain a group of terrorists preparing to set off explosions in St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral, as well as in other public areas,” Interfax news agency reported.

Mr Putin asked Mr Trump to relay his thanks to the director of the CIA and the intelligence officers who first received the information.

Over the past several days, authorities in St. Petersburg have detained five individuals as part of a terrorism investigation. On Friday, authorities arrested Yevgeny Yefimov, who told a court that he has illegally manufactured explosives and intended to detonate them in Kazan Cathedral on Dec. 17.

An associate of Yefimov’s was detained on Saturday in connection to the plot.

Three more were arrested on Sunday as part of the investigation. They have been identified in the Russian press as Shamil Omargadzhiyev of Russia’s Dagestan region, Alishkhan Esmurziyev of Russia’s Ingushetia region, and Firuz Kalavurov, a citizen of neighboring Tajikistan.

The Federal Security Service (FSB) on Friday also said it had arrested seven members of an Islamic State cell. The agency made a point in its statement of highlighting that the cell was being directed from abroad via Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app — leading some to speculate the arrests could be used as a pretence to crack down on the application’s use.

Earlier this year, in April, a suicide bomber attacked the St. Petersburg metro. A second, unexploded device was found in a metro station in another part of the city. The attacks highlighted a growing threat of terrorism in Russia, as many Russian-speaking Islamic State fighters began to try to return home from the battlefields of Syria.

Mr Putin, according to the Kremlin, told Mr Trump that Russia’s security services would “undoubtedly and without delay” share information pertaining to terrorist threats against the U.S. and its citizens in the future.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/17/2017 14:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Collusion!!11!!1Eleventy!"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/17/2017 14:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Beat me to it, Frank.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/17/2017 14:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Purely speculation on my part, but:

I wonder if Putin is trolling the CIA here. Given the agency's focus on overthrowing Trump and their seeming ineffectiveness in other matters, I'm skeptical of their role in this.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/17/2017 15:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Putin knows this will enrage the Democrats here. He is their prime resource for money among many seeking to weaken this country. The Democrats have and are losing traditional revenue sources. Going further left to the people wanting and getting handouts are the poorest financial donors. Hillary turned to Putin for money and in turn she helped reduce the DNC revenue problems. Watch if a Democrat returns to power here the money stream will return and Russia will be in our good graces.


Talk about resistance. Putin has his hands full. He is not a Stalin. Russia has one of the most effective resistance moments of any country. He is not going to throw gas on a smoldering fire looking for fuel.
Posted by: Dale || 12/17/2017 16:49 Comments || Top||

#5  It is an obligation to prevent these attacks and net those trying to make them no matter where it is.
Posted by: newc || 12/17/2017 22:08 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Admitted Al Shabaab terrorist now facing ISIS charges in Beaumont
[TheExaminer] Just released from federal prison after serving the better part of a decade behind bars for allegiances made with jihadi fighters in Somalia in 2009, convicted terrorist Mohammed Ibrahim Ahmed is now alleged to be providing support to the terrorist organization typically referred to as ISIS while in Beaumont, prosecutors contend in new charges unsealed in court this past week.

Among the accusations made against the 43-year-old Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
n-born Ahmed ‐ also known under the aliases of Talha, Mohammed El Eritri and Abu Zakaria ‐ is that, between 2014 and May 2017, he attempted to provide "material support and resources" 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 the Levant (ISIS), aka the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), "to wit: personnel and services."

Ahmed was hit with this charge and others just days before he was set to be released from federal prison for terrorism charges he admitted to in New York in 2012, stemming from a 2009 arrest and deportation from Nigeria.

Ahmed offered no defense for the evidence the government presented at that time that showed the accused operative traveled to Somalia in April 2009 "for the purpose of receiving jihad training at an al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
paramilitary camp." While in Somalia, not only did Ahmed provide the holy warriors there with cash currency as a donation, he also spent loot for goods as well, purchasing a Kalashnikov rifle (commonly referred to as an AK-47), and two grenades.

Additionally, the government showed, Ahmed took lessons on bomb-making and bomb-detonation, learning tricks of the terrorism trade, "including instructions for the preparation and/or assembly of: silver fulminate; urea nitrate; ammonium nitrate; acetone peroxide; a TNT oxidation mechanism in a nitric-sulfuric acid mixture; a bomb detonator; and different types of bomb fuses."

Ahmed was found in possession of the instructions while in Nigeria later that same year.

However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
despite the evidence used to the secure the New York conviction, Ahmed still purported to Beaumont federal Sherlocks that he had no knowledge of bomb-making procedures ‐ which is why he faces additional charges of providing false statements involving national terrorism tacked on to the new terrorism charges sparked in Jefferson County. Investigators further claim that Ahmed not only knew how to make a bomb, but he also discussed "the construction of a bomb with another inmate" and then lied about that, too, to FBI agents in Beaumont.

Ahmed was released from federal custody on Monday, Dec. 11, according to the Bureau of Prisons inmate locator.

Also on Monday, Dec. 11, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Christopher Tortorice requested that the local court hold Ahmed without bail for four counts of attempting to provide material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations and making false statements involving international terrorism. Tortorice argued to the court that there is a "serious risk the defendant will flee" as well as noted added concerns that Ahmed’s detainment was necessary to assure his appearance in court and "the safety of the community."

A hearing was originally set for the following day, but Ahmed argued that he would need an interpreter to continue further court proceedings. Ahmed has been remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals until a new hearing, with an interpreter present, can be held Thursday, Dec. 14.

Should he be convicted of the charges currently pending against him in Beaumont, Ahmed could face up to eight years in prison for each of the three pending false statement charges, and 20 years in prison for the terroristic support allegation, on top of monetary penalties, special assessments, and supervised release.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/17/2017 02:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Good news, Ahmed, you're released...bad news, to these other Federal Agents"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/17/2017 7:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Worse news, you'll be tried in the eastern district of Texas.
Posted by: brujotejano || 12/17/2017 10:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Why was this vermin in your country?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/17/2017 13:51 Comments || Top||


Pakistan-born woman tried to use bitcoin to aid IS, say prosecutors
[DAWN] A suburban New York hospital technician accused of using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to launder money meant for the murderous Moslem 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) group was nabbed
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
on charges of money laundering in support of a foreign terrorist organization and bank fraud, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Federal prosecutors in New York’s Suffolk County claimed in court papers that Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, used fraudulent credit cards and loans to accumulate $85,000, which she attempted to transfer to IS before attempting to go to Syria to join it.

Prosecutors said that after travelling to Jordan to work with the Syrian American Medical Society, Ms Shahnaz returned to the United States and applied for six credit cards, which she used to buy bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

The resident of the hamlet of Brentwood in Islip on Long Island appeared before a federal judge late on Thursday and was ordered to be detained, prosecutors said.

Her lawyer, Steve Zissou, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the case.

"After borrowing about $85,000 with fraudulently obtained credit cards and loans and withdrawing another $22,000 from bank accounts in her own name, Ms Shahnaz sent funds to recipients in Pakistain, China and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
," prosecutors said.
The Times of Israel adds:
The former lab technician worked in Manhattan and had no known criminal history, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Shahnaz quit her job in June without telling her family and was stopped by authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport in July while attempting to board a flight to Islamabad, Pakistain. Her flight included a layover in Istanbul, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey, a common point of entry for individuals trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria, prosecutors said.

Her lawyer, Steve Zissou, said she was sending money overseas to help Syrian refugees.
And from NPR:
Shahnaz is a U.S. citizen born in Pakistain.

If convicted of bank fraud, Shahnaz faces up to 30 years in prison. The other charges each carry possible penalties of up to 20 years.

Court filings suggest that part of the government's case will focus on the defendant's Internet search history. In May and June of this year, according to the documents, she read articles about women joining and fighting ISIS, accessed maps of locations along the The Sick Man of Europe Turkey-Syria border and cities inside ISIS-controlled territory, Googled phrases such as "medical students ISIS" and "how much overdraft can I get," and watched videos of ISIS members urging Moslems to carry out attacks in Western countries.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing at least 9, officials say
[FoxNews] Two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan where hundreds of worshippers were attending service ahead of Christmas, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said.

One of the suicide bombers was shot dead outside Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, but the other assailant made it to the church's entrance hall as Sunday services opened, said Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province. The gunman — who didn’t gain access to the main building — opened fire at the churchgoers before detonating his explosive vest.

“There were nearly 400 people inside the church, but the attackers couldn’t get inside the services,” provincial police chief Moazzam Jah told Reuters. “We killed one of them, and the other one exploded himself after police wounded him,” he said.

The Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for the attack on their Aamaq news agency, saying two "plungers" from their group had stormed the church, without providing further details.

The death toll in the deadly attack rose to nine people, including two women, by Sunday afternoon. Five women and two children were among the 57 people hurt. Seven people were listed in critical condition, said Wasim Baig, a spokesman for Quetta's main hospital.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/17/2017 12:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [364 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Amish attackers?
Posted by: Raj || 12/17/2017 13:12 Comments || Top||

#2  The Times of Israel adds:

Each attacker was carrying 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of explosive plus grenades, says civil defense official Aslam Tareen.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/17/2017 16:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Some Muslim cop probably gave his life to protect the parishioners. A truly outstanding individual, in a world of troglodytes.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 12/17/2017 17:50 Comments || Top||


Forces launch search operation in Tral villages after recovery of Jaish militant’s body
[GREATERKASHMIR] A Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
Death Eater, identified as Umar Bhai died when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off accidentally in a hideout at Handura forest area of Tral today morning.

His body was found along with a note by locals in Tral Eidgah following which they alerted the police.

Search operation was launched immediately after the incident in Wagad, Pastuna, Seer and Handura villages, SSP Awantipora Mohammed Zahid Malik told Greater Kashmire.

The operation was on when this report was being filed.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Jaish-e-Mohammad


Two officials in dock for aiding jailed terrorists
[TRIBUNEINDIA] Two former jail superintendents have been indicted by a Jaipur court for allowing Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) Lions of Islam lodged in Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

jails to contact their handlers in the country and Pakistain on the phone. The state government has ordered a probe.

On December 10, a court in Jaipur awarded life imprisonment to eight LeT terrorists, two of whom are lodged in Punjab jails. They were held guilty of criminal conspiracy, recruiting persons for terror activities and printing counterfeit notes. Among them Asgar Ali was lodged in a Bikaner jail, Shakkar Ulla in Nabha and Mohammad Iqbal in an Amritsar jail when they contacted their handlers in Pakistain and continued recruitment using phones from jails.

They were acting at the behest of Pakistain-based Lashkar commander Walid alias Vicky. The Rajasthan Anti-Terror Squad had locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
these men in 2010, following inputs from central agencies, which had intercepted telephone conversations between them and the Lashkar commander.

In its order, the court slammed the jail officials for giving a "free hand" to the accused to use mobile phones and make contacts. The court asked the Home Departments of Rajasthan and Punjab to take action against the officials concerned.

"There were serious lapses on part of the jail superintendents and other officials posted in these jails as they allowed the Lions of Islam to use mobiles phones to make contacts outside," the court observed.

DGP (Prisons) IPS Sahota said: "We received the court orders two days ago and a probe has been marked to the IG (Prisons) to establish the role of jail officials, who were then posted as superintendents in the two jails."

Sources said while jammers in these two jails were not working, the jail officials allowed mobile phones to be smuggled inside the jails. Whether money was exchanged and who all accepted the money to allow these Lions of Islam use mobile phones was under scrutiny, they added.

IG (Prisons) Roop Kumar Arora said he had summoned the case file along with the record of the two jails to establish the role of the officials posted there. "We need to ascertain how the mobile phones reached inside jails and who were involved in it," he said, adding that the nexus would be probed and the guilty punished.

Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba

#1  They were acting at the behest of Pakistain-based Lashkar commander Walid alias Vicky

C'mon, Fred. You're making this shit up. Admit it
Posted by: Frank G || 12/17/2017 9:00 Comments || Top||

#2  I often wonder, myself.

"The men think I can't hear their snickers
And mock my expensive silk knickers.
O Allah, convince 'em --
I'm not all that winsome --
To no longer call me Miss Vickers!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/17/2017 12:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Lashkar commander Walid alias Vicky

He got tired of people calling him Shirley.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/17/2017 15:04 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Arab Israelis protest US Jerusalem recognition in Jaffa, north
[IsraelTimes] Demonstrators wave Paleostinian flags, chant their willingness to die for holy city's al-Aqsa Mosque.

Hundreds of Arab Israelis on Saturday protested
Hundreds? Golly.
against US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with participants waving Paleostinian flags and declaring their willingness to die for the holy city’s al-Aqsa Mosque.

The largest demonstration was in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Jaffa, with protesters affiliated with the Islamic Movement
...the Israeli branch of the Muslim Brotherhood...
chanting they were ready to die for al-Aqsa, Channel 10 reported.

The mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, stands on the holiest site in Judaism, the Temple Mount.

The protesters carried a picture of Sheikh Reid Salah on which it was written "Jerusalem and the land are ours."

Salah, a firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
preacher and leading member of Israel’s now-outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamist Movement, is currently on trial for incitement to terror.

A few hundred protesters also demonstrated in the northern Arab village of Bi’ina on Saturday evening, according to Channel 10.

The protests came after police in Jerusalem nabbed
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
14 people overnight suspected of involvement in rock-throwing and other violence against security forces. Some violent incidents and festivities with police were also registered in East Jerusalem overnight Friday-Saturday.

Earlier in the week, dozens of Arab Israelis demonstrated outside the American embassy in Tel Aviv against the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with demonstrators waving Paleostinian flags and carrying signs criticizing Trump, including one that likened the American president to a snake.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  The masks are coming off.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/17/2017 2:09 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Quezon City
[NEWSINFO.INQUIRER.NET] A suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
Group (ASG) who is wanted for murder in Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
province was enjugged
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by the Quezon City police on Friday.

Abdulmuin Yahiya, 35, was nabbed in a joint operation of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Special Operations Unit, the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency and the Naval Intelligence and Security Group of the Philippine Navy.

Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD director, said the suspect, who also known as Mauhmin Yahya and Jayson, had been a resident at Basilan Street in Salaam Compound, Barangay Culiat, for the past three years.

Around 10 a.m., authorities served Yahiya an arrest warrant issued by Judge Leo Jay Principe of Basilan Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Isabela City, Basilan province, in August 2006.

In an interview with the Inquirer, Eleazar said the suspect had admitted his previous ties with the terrorist group, saying that he had worked for them as a courier.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US-backed Syria fighters kill 20-plus IS fighters
[Ynet] The US military says American-supported Syria opposition fighters killed more than 20 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....
fighters in an area near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders.

A US officer, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga, said the IS fighters had slipped through an area controlled by Syrian regime forces. The Syrian government has fought against IS, but Braga said this is the second time in recent weeks that IS fighters fleeing a contested area further north have moved freely through Syrian-controlled territory.

A coalition blurb said that in addition to the 20-plus IS fighters killed on Wednesday by a US supported Syrian opposition force, an unspecified number were captured. A US official said the detainees numbered about 15. The official was not authorized to provide details and so spoke on condition of anonymity.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/17/2017 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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