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ISIS military commission chief killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan
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Merry Christmas
Posted by: badanov || 12/25/2017 07:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [400 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Merry Christmas to all our 'Burgers near and far
Posted by: Frank G || 12/25/2017 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Good morning, and a very merry Christmas to you and yours, O fellow Rantburgers, whether you celebrate or not!
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 8:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Happy Christmas to all!!

Ere he drove out of sight.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/25/2017 9:29 Comments || Top||

#4  What tw said!
Posted by: Barbara || 12/25/2017 9:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Hurray, we made it to it!
Here's to hope we make it thru it!
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 10:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Merry Christmas and best wishes in the coming year.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/25/2017 10:16 Comments || Top||

#7  To All a merry, Merry Christmas with you and your loved ones.
Posted by: magpie || 12/25/2017 11:50 Comments || Top||

#8  Thanks for This Country
Posted by: newc || 12/25/2017 14:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Have a merry Christmas and I hope next year is better than the last!
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/25/2017 18:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Nadolig Llawen
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/25/2017 19:34 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Civilians suffer heavy casualties in Helmand roadside bombing
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven non-combatants were killed after their vehicle struck a roadside mine in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan, the local officials said.

The incident took place in the vicinity of the restive Marjah district after a civilian vehicle crossing the area struck with an improvised bomb planted by the myrmidons.

A security official said at least seven civilians were and three others were maimed in the kaboom.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in south of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed myrmidon groups actively operate in its various districts.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS military commission chief killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The military commission chief of the ISIS terrorist group loyalists in Afghanistan has been killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted by the US forces 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 at least two foreign ISIS turbans were killed in an airstrike conducted in Nazian district late on Friday night.

The statement further added that the airstrike by the unmanned aerial vehicles was carried out in Lal Mandawi area, leaving three Pak nationals dead, including the military commission of ISIS group.

According to the Nangarhar government, the slain ISIS leader has been identified as Syd Wali andhe was a resident of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Egypt detains 15 after attack on Coptic church in Cairo
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Egyptian authorities have detained 15 people pending an investigation into an attack on an unlicensed Coptic Christian church in a village south of Cairo, a security source said on Sunday.

Dozens of people from the village of Kafr al-Waslin attacked the church after Friday prayers, smashing the windows and breaking everything inside, the archdiocese of Atfih said in a statement.

The diocese had applied to legalize the status of the church, which has housed worshippers for 15 years after a church building law was passed in 2016, the statement said.

Those detained are accused of stirring sectarian strife, harming national unity and destroying private property, one judicial source told Rooters.

The owner of the building was also in jug pending inquiries into the operations of the facility by state security and the interior ministry, the source added.

Egyptian Christians make up about a tenth of the country's almost 95 million population and are the Middle East's largest Christian community.
Ynet adds:
The officials said those tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
Sunday were 12 Moslems and three Christians suspected of involvement in Friday's violence.

Hundreds of Moslem demonstrators stormed the church after Friday prayers, according to the local diocese, who said they wrecked some of its fittings while chanting anti-Christian slogans and calling for its demolition.

Three Christians were maimed by the attackers.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:


Nine terrorists killed in police raid on hideout in Egypt’s Sharqiya: Ministry
[AlAhram] Egypt's interior ministry said in a statement that nine bad boyz were potted during a Sunday morning raid on a farm in the Nile Delta's Sharqiya governorate.

The ministry said that the snuffies fired shots at police as they attempted to conduct the raid, leading to a shootout where the bad boyz were potted.

The statement said that the snuffies were using the farm as a training camp to carry out terrorist operations in North Sinai.

Police seized seven machineguns as well as ammunition at the site.

The ministry also said that police raided another terrorist hideout in Cairo, arresting nine suspects and confiscating explosives and ammunition.

Four of those tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
were involved in an attack on a Cairo security checkpoint in July, which injured one conscript and one civilian, according to the ministry.

Police say both the Cairo and Sharqiya groups had links to the banned Moslem Brüderbund, from which they received financial support to carry out their operations.

The ministry said that the snuffies were planning to carry out attacks against several vital institutions.

Throughout the past months, Egypt's security forces have carried out raids on terrorist hideouts in multiple governorates, mainly killing or arresting members of the terrorist group Hasm, which authorities say is linked to the Moslem Brüderbund.
...Hasm (Decisiveness) and Liwaa el-Thawra (The Revolution Brigade) are the NeverSisi militant arms of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They sprang into existence, fully formed, in October, 2016, probably inheriting personnel from previous MB armed factions, and apparently organized by Mohammed Kamel, responsible for MB special cells until he was killed by security forces in a hail of gunfire about the time the two groups appeared...
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Arabia
Houthis prepares for new year offensive against Saudi Arabia
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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 from Arhab tribes gathered in Sana’a province to send their fighters to counter 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...
, on Friday, in retaliation for Saudi Arclight airstrikes.

The video also shows a body of a person reportedly killed in one of such strike.

Saudi-led coalition intervened in war-torn Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
in March 2015 in a bid to reinstate the government of ousted President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Gotta spend that Obama/Iran $400m rebate before it gets frozen again.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  It came as lots of cash on many pallets, Skidmark. How could it be frozen.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought it was in gold...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/25/2017 11:09 Comments || Top||

#4  I seem to recall a variety of useful currencies, CrazyFool.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 20:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Should have been monopoly money....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/25/2017 22:25 Comments || Top||


Daesh financier gets 20 years in prison
[ARABNEWS] A Saudi national who supported and financed ISIS has been placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
for 20 years.

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced the man on Sunday after he had been convicted of supporting ISIS, joining and participating in e-groups which support its thoughts, financing the group with SR5,000, helping many people to go to war zones, running away from authorities, and violating a previous obligation.

Accordingly, the court decided to sentence him to 20 years starting from the date of his arrest, 10 years of the term in accordance with the Royal Decree No. A/44 dated 3-4-1435 Hijri, five years under Article-6 of the anti-money laundering system, and two years for other charges.

The sentence also included a ban from posting on the web, canceling his mobile SIM card, and imposing a travel ban on him for a period equal to his imprisonment period after leaving jail.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Houthis fail to launch ballistic missile on Yemeni army posts
[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 failed to fire a ballistic missile from al-Bayda on army posts in Maarib, the Yemeni army announced on Sunday.

In a statement the Yemeni army said that its forces had liberated strategic sites in the province of al-Bayda, in the center region of the country, after clearing enclaves of the Houthi militia in Bihan, their last stronghold in the neighboring province of Shabwa.

A Yemeni military news website quoted field sources saying that fierce battles were waged by the army and the Popular Resistance Forces with Houthi militia forces in the areas bordering Bayda and Shabwa provinces.

Arab Coalition fighters also destroyed one tank and numerous combat vehicles and equipment the army sources added.

Dozens have been reported dead and injured among the militias after battles with the Yemeni army and Popular Resistance Forces as well due to Arab coalition air strikes.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Saudi-backed forces enter Houthis stronghold in southern Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists managed to enter al-Bayda Governorate of southern Yemen, today, for the first time since they were expelled at the advent of this war.

The Hadi loyalists, alongside the UAE-backed Southern Resistance forces, were able to enter the Nu’man District of al-Bayda after launching a major attack on the defenses of the Houthis.

With their recent advance in the al-Bayda Governorate, the pro-government forces are now attempting to expel the remaining Houthis fighters from southern Yemen.

In response to the pro-government advance, the Houthis has sent reinforcements to the nearby Ta’iz Governorate in a bid to halt the former’s push towards the northern provinces of Sanaa, Sa’ada, and Hajjah.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Home Front: WoT
Chelsea terrorist bomber Rahimi tried to radicalize inmates, prosecutors say
(CNN)The man convicted in the 2016 bombing in New York's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 30 people has been trying to radicalize other inmates, federal prosecutors say.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi
...the naturalized Afghan known wolf (another who came as a result of chain migration, after his father received asylum) who didn’t get to die a martyr in a hail of bullets as planned after planting bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey. He was inspired by ISIS and Al Qaeda, and trained in a Taliban feeder madrassa in Pakistan. After his second stay there, his father reported him to the FBI, who were not impressed. In the early days of the investigation his name was given as Ahmad Khan Rahami and Ahmad Khan Rahmani...
also told a judge he is on a hunger strike.

Rahimi provided inmates with copies of terrorist propaganda and jihadist materials, including speeches by Osama Bin Laden and the late militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, bomb making instructions, books on jihad and issues of the al Qaeda-backed magazine Inspire, prosecutors said.

Rahimi "has been attempting to radicalize fellow inmates in the Metropolitan Correction Center by, among other things, distributing propaganda and publications issued by terrorist organizations," according to a letter from Acting US Attorney Joon H. Kim to US District Judge Richard Berman.
This article starring:
Ahmad Khan Rahami
Ahmad Khan Rahimi
Ahmad Khan Rahmani
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/25/2017 10:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  CONVICTED

Rahimi let other inmates view the items on his laptop

He has a LAPTOP and Wifi!
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, there's always solitary confinement...er, not to mention hanging.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/25/2017 14:20 Comments || Top||


Secret Service Runs First Live White House Drill, Cites Fear of a 'Complex' Suicide Attack
[Yahoo]
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 07:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Maybe they'll start thinking about mobs climbing the gates, mortars in the street and molotovs dropped from gyrocopters.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 10:09 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
India hits back: 2 Pak snipers shot dead on LoC
[Daily Excelsior] At least two sniper shooters of Pakistan army were killed and their many other jawans were injured as Indian troops hit back after martyrdom of four soldiers including a Major, in Nowshera and Shahpur sectors of Rajouri and Poonch districts today after Pakistan violated ceasefire at both the places.

While there was no official word, sources told the Excelsior that two sniper shooters of Pakistan army, who were trying to snipe the Indian army soldiers in Nowshera and Poonch sectors, were gunned down by the troops in major “pre-emptive action’’ to avert Indian casualties.

“The sniper shooters of Pakistan army were trying to aim the Indian Army troopers from forward areas on the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera and Poonch sectors to cause more casualties. At the same time, Pakistani troops also resorted to ceasefire violations in Shahpur sector of Poonch and Nowshera in Rajouri district. The troops retaliated and eliminated two sniper shooters of Pakistan and, thus, averted more targeted killings of the Army,’’ sources said.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  "Headshot!"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/25/2017 8:28 Comments || Top||


3 FC personnel martyred in IED explosion in North Waziristan
[DAWN] At least three Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
(FC) personnel bit the dust in an improvised bomb (IED) blast in North Wazoo's Ghulam Khan area on Sunday.

The FC personnel were on routine patrol when an IED targeting their vehicle went kaboom!, sources within the political administration told DawnNews.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations, the IED went kaboom! as an FC bomb disposal team was undertaking a routine search and clearance operation in the area.

The martyred FC soldiers were identified by ISPR as Naik Inayatullah Khattak, Sepoy Mohsin Ali Turi and Sepoy Sifatullah.

According to the sources, a curfew was announced in the Ghulam Khan area ‐ which is near the Pak-Afghan border ‐ as a result of the kaboom.

Security forces have started a search for the perpetrators of the kaboom.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Iraqi court sentences two Islamic State militants to death
[Iraq News] Diyala Criminal Court has sentenced two 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....
Death Eaters to death over carrying out several terrorist operations.

In a statement on Sunday, Abdul Sattar Bir Qadar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said "Diyala Criminal Court sentenced two suspects, who belongs to IS, to death over carrying out several crimes in the province."

"The most famous one is the suicide kaboom that targeted a cafe in Muqdadiyah in 2016, which left many people killed and injured," he added.

Earlier this month, Justice Ministry said death sentences have been carried out against 38 convicts involved in terrorism. In September, the ministry announced that 42 convicts were sentenced to death. In July 2016, The Iraqi Court of Discrimination, sentenced 40 convicts to death over involvement in crime by IS and other collaborators killing 1700 persons in Speicher Camp in Tikrit in 2014.

12 convicts were sentenced to death in June and 22 others in May.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State leader killed in operation by paramilitary troops in Salahuddin
[Iraq News] 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 was killed in an operation by the pro-government paramilitary troops in Salahuddin, a source was quoted saying on Sunday.

"Troops of the 88th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) carried out an operation at Makhoul mountains, during which an Islamic State leader, who was hiding at one of the havens, was killed," the source from PMFs told Baghdad Today.

"The personnel managed to sneak toward the place, where the bad boy was hiding. They killed him after confrontations," he added.

Earlier on the day, IS members launched an attack against the ninth brigade near al-Dour city, near Mutaibija, which left four PMFs personnel killed and three others maimed. Three gunnies were also killed.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, earlier this month, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, have been fighting since October 2016 to retake territories Islamic State had occupied. Since then, forces took back the group’s former capital, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the town of Tal Afar, Kirkuk’s Hawija, and Anbar’s Annah, Rawa and Qaim.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Police chief, son killed in Daesh-blamed attack in Iraq
[AA.TR] A police chief and his son were killed in an armed attack blamed on ISIS in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Iraq, police said Sunday.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Kirkuk Police Director Khattab Omar said Fadel es-Sabavi, the head of Sheria Police Station in al-Riyad neighborhood, and his son were attacked Sunday evening.

Omar blamed ISIS Death Eaters for the killings, saying that the presence of the terrorist group continued despite liberation of the region by the Iraqi army.

Upon the instruction of Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, federal forces launched military operations on Oct. 16 with a view to securing Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk province and other territories "disputed" between the KRG and Baghdad.

The Peshmerga, which had held these territories since mid-2014, withdrew without incident, leaving them to Iraqi federal forces.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel seals off entrance to Ramallah district
[Al Jazeera] Israeli forces have indefinitely closed down the northern entrance to the occupied West Bank twin cities of Ramallah and al-Bireh.

On Saturday night, amid ongoing protests over 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 decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) decided to close off the DCO checkpoint that connects Ramallah to the northern West Bank cities.

"Israel decides to close the DCO checkpoint until further notice due to the ongoing rioting that is taking place at the City Inn roundabout near Ramallah's entrance," noted a statement on Twitter by COGAT, the Israeli military body that administers parts of the West Bank.

"The ball is in the Paleostinian people's court and the equation is clear - when peace is restored, normal conditions will resume, but as long as violence continues the border will remain closed."

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  I offer The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem, by Daniel Pipes. Fall 2001. In part, the problem is practical: the Palestinians insist that the capital of Israel serve as the capital of their future state too.

Comparing Religious Claims

The Jewish connection to Jerusalem is an ancient and powerful one. Judaism made Jerusalem a holy city over three thousand years ago. What about Muslims? Where does Jerusalem fit in Islam and Muslim history? It is not the place to which they pray, is not once mentioned by name in prayers, and it is connected to no mundane events in Muhammad's life. The city never served as capital of a sovereign Muslim state, and it never became a cultural or scholarly center. Little of political import by Muslims was initiated there.

One comparison makes this point most clearly: Jerusalem appears in the Jewish Bible 669 times and Zion (which usually means Jerusalem, sometimes the Land of Israel). Moshe Kohn notes, Jerusalem and Zion appear as frequently in the Qur'an "as they do in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta"—which is to say, not once.

The earliest Muslim accounts of Jerusalem, such as the description of Caliph ‘Umar's reported visit to the city just after the Muslims conquest in 638, nowhere identify the Temple Mount with the "furthest mosque" of the Qur'an:.

Just as Muslims rule an undivided Mecca, Jews should rule an undivided Jerusalem.

I bid you Peace, Merry Christmas, Woodrow
Posted by: Woodrow || 12/25/2017 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Just as Muslims rule an undivided Mecca, Jews should rule an undivided Jerusalem.

But Muslims want to rule the whole world.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2017 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Very useful, Woodrow, thank you. And a very merry Christmas to you, too.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 21:03 Comments || Top||

#4  "But Muslims want to rule the whole world."

But they cannot and will not.
They owe a correction of Doctrine so badly, it smells like a rotted goat.

I'm not doing Shariah law nor Hadith... at all. It was a cynical write up of those laws. Snickering while they wrote it to pin anyone against a wall if they needed to - They had no faith in it themselves and abused it.

I see right through it.

For instance:
Persia would better protect their Shiah than the knuckleheads running "Iran" (La raza, or the race, or whatever the arian movement presides)

Seven dwarfs with curley toed slippers perpetrating a fraud,

and utopian pipe-dreams on flying carpets.
The Arabs could pack their convoys back to from where they came,

and Persia could BE again!
Posted by: newc || 12/25/2017 22:29 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
11 BIFF rebels killed in North Cotabato clashes
[Inquirer] Philippine security forces have killed 11 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters as of Saturday since combat operations were launched earlier this week in a remote village of Carmen, North Cotabato. Military spokesman Arvin John Encinas said a militiaman was killed and four other government troops were injured in continuing operations against the group led by Esmael Abdulmalik.

Abdulmalik, alias Abu Toraife, was a Maguindanao-based leader of a faction of the BIFF and was linked to the Maute group, Abu Sayyaf and the Ansar al-Khilafa, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Encinas said eight of the 11 slain militants were killed in airstrikes by the military in an area in Tonganon, a hinterland village of Carmen town, starting on Tuesday. He said it was not certain yet if there were foreign fighters among the dead gunmen. Encinas added that the army also captured what appeared to be a BIFF training camp.

Maj. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, 6th Infantry Division chief, said the military was expecting the BIFF to launch retaliatory attacks as the military operations in Tonganon intensified.

On Wednesday, suspected BIFF men lobbed grenades at two military checkpoints in the village of Tamontaka here. No one was injured.
Posted by: ryuge || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters


Bus attack possibly linked to arrest of militant
[Bangkok Post] The torching of a passenger bus in Yala province this week may have been revenge for the arrest of a top insurgent, according to a security source. An analysis by a local intelligence unit revealed a possible motive: the attack was to get back at authorities for detaining five rebel suspects including their leading figure, Sorbree Jehwae. in Yala's Than To district on November 20.

Sorbee is the right-hand man of Abdulloh Tapohto, a key militant active in Krong Pinang, Than To and Bannang Sata districts. Bannang Sata is where the interprovincial bus was set ablaze by attackers on Sunday.

Police collected bullet shells at the scene and found they were the same type of ammunition used in at least six attacks in Than To and Bannang Sata districts. Four suspects have been captured by security authorities over the attack and warrants for their arrest are being obtained.

The revenge attack theory contradicted comments made on Tuesday by the 4th Army chief who said the attackers were probably not rebels because they acted like "gentlemen", harming no passengers and even helping them leave the vehicle. 4th Army commander Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich said the attackers did not resort to rough treatment of the passengers, carried their bags and even helped elderly and disabled people get off the bus.
Posted by: ryuge || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near Israel
[ARABNEWS] Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Leb in a new expansion of Tehran's influence in the war-torn country.

The army and the Shi'ite forces advanced east and south of the Sunni-rebel held bastion of Beit Jin backed by some of the heaviest aerial bombing and heavy artillery shelling since a major assault began over two months ago to seize the area, rebels said.

The Syrian army said it had encircled the village of Mughr al Meer at the foothills of Mount Hermon as troops moved towards Beit Jin amid fierce festivities.

The enclave is the last rebel bastion left in the south west of Damascus known as the Western Ghouta that had since last year fallen under government control after months of heavy bombing on civilian areas and years of siege tactics that forced rebels to surrender.

A western intelligence source confirmed rebel reports that Iranian-backed militias including the powerful Lebanese Hezbollah Shi'ite group were playing a major role in the ongoing battles.

"The Iranian backed militias are trying to consolidate their sphere of influence all the way from southwest of Damascus to the Israeli border," said Suhaib al Ruhail, an official from the Liwa al Furqan rebel group that operates in the area.

Worried by Iran's expanding influence in Syria after the defeat of ISIS, Israel has in the last few weeks stepped up its strikes against suspected Iranian targets inside Syria.

Early this month an Israeli strike on a base near Kiswah, south of Damascus was widely believed to be an Iranian military compound, according to a Western intelligence source

Israel has been lobbying both big powers to deny Iran, Leb’s Hezbollah and other Shi’ite militias any permanent bases in Syria, and to keep them away from the Golan, as they gain ground while helping Damascus beat back Sunni-led rebels.

The southwest of Syria is part of a de-escalation zone in southern Syria agreed last July between Russia and Washington, the first such understanding between the two powers.

The area has not seen Russian bombing unlike other ceasefire areas in Syria.

Diplomatic sources say several thousand Shi'ite fighters who have been amassing from outside the Quneitra province are pitted against hundreds of Islamist and mainstream Free Syria Army (FSA) rebels closing ranks under the banner of Itihad Quwt Jabal al Sheikh "Union of fighters of Jabal al Sheikh". They are mainly drawn from local fighters from the area.
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Syrian Army kills Maldivi rebel commander in west Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army killed a prominent field commander for the al Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS) during the last festivities in the Beit Jinn pocket bordering Israel.

Abu Saad al-Maldifi is from the Maldives and is one of many foreign HTS fighters originating from different parts of Asia currently fighting in Beit Jinn.

The Damascus government has long accused Israel of harboring and supporting bandidos Lions of Islam in their war against the Syrian state whether through medical, aerial, or logistic support.

It remains unknown whether the foreign jihadists made it their way to southern Syria through Israel or Jordan, but the Syrian government is determined to expel the radical militancy’s presence from the Golan Heights positioned on Israel’s borders.

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