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Six Islamic State, involved in killing policeman, killed in Kirkuk
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Afghanistan
Militants responsible for the destruction of electricity pylons killed in Wardak
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least fifteen snuffies who were responsible for the destruction of electricity pylons in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan have been killed during the military operations, the local security officials said.

Provincial police chief Gen. Ahmad Fahim Qayem said the snuffies were killed during the ongoing clearance operations in Syedabad district.

He said two key Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group figures identified as Mawlavi Gul Amin and Mawlavi Fayaz are also amogn those killed and the two individuals were involved in destroying electricity pylons transferring 220kV of electricity between Arghandi-Ghazni.

Gen. Qayem further added that twenty villages have been cleared from the presence of the Taliban snuffies so far and several vehicles along with some weapons have also been confiscated during the operations.
Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Suicide attack in Kabul leaves six civilians dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An kaboom rocked Kabul city earlier today after a suicide detonated his explosives close to a security compound.

Security sources are saying the incident has taken place in Shash Darak area of the city.

A front man for the ministry of interior Najib Danish confirmed that six people were killed and a number of others were maimed in the suicide kaboom in Shash Darak area of the city.

He said the target of the jacket wallah has not been ascertained so far as he detonated his explosives near a roadside and the victims are all civilians.

Eyewitnesses in the area had earlier said the kaboom was triggered by a suicide attack close to a compound belonging to the intelligence agency.

The ministry of public health officials had earlier said at least three people were killed in the kaboom and a number of others have sustained injuries.

Islamic State claims responsibility for blast in Afghan capital, Kabul

[Ynet] 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....
grabbed credit for an kaboom on Monday carried by a jacket wallah near a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, the group said on its Amaq news agency.

The blast, close to the entrance of the security agency compound, killed at least three people and maimed one, Afghan government officials said.
Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suicide bomber disguised in women’s dress arrested in Laghman
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A jacket wallah who had disguised himself in women’s dress has been placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
by the Afghan cops in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the suicide bomber was arrested during an operation conducted in the lovely provincial capital of the province.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed that a suicide bomber in women’s dress was held during an operation in Katal area of the lovely provincial capital.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted on Sunday evening based on a tip off.

According to the provincial government, the suicide bomber was looking to carry out an attack in Mehtarlam city but was arrested by the Special Forces before the holy warriors manage to execute their plan.

Laghman governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi hailed the Afghan forces for their bravery and preventing a deadly incident in this province.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups including the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
forces of Evil have not commented regarding the report so far.

Laghman has been among the relatively calm provinces since the Taliban group regime was toppled down in 2001 but the anti-government armed bully boy groups have increased their insurgency activities in this province during the recent years.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So, packing two bombs?
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/26/2017 8:45 Comments || Top||

#2  two questions:
1) Where the hell did you get that photo?
2) what the hell is that?

Al

Posted by: Frozen Al || 12/26/2017 14:01 Comments || Top||


Militants suffer casualties in Afghan Special Forces operations in Laghman
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven murderous Moslems were killed during the Afghan Special Forces operations in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said the operations were conducted by the Afghan commandos and with the support of the Afghan Air Force in Alingar district

The statement further added that the hideouts of the murderous Moslems were targeted in Qasaba, Slingar, Nimnan, and Shingar areas.

According to the provincial government, two famous local leaders of the murderous Moslems identified as Amrullah and his deputy Hamdullah who is also famous as Abu Bakar were among those killed.

At least three suspects were also incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
during the same operations, the provincial government said, adding that the murderous Moslems killed during the operations were involved in terrorist-related activities in various parts of Laghman province.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan border forces personnel suffer heavy casualties in Helmand bombing
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan border police forces personnel suffered heavy casualties in roadside kabooming in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place in the vicinity of the restive Marjah district amid ongoing counter-terrorism operations.

Provincial governor’s front man Omar Zwak confirmed the incident and said at least six border forces personnel bit the dust in the kaboom and six others were maimed.

He said the incident took place after the armored personnel carriers of the border police forces struck with the improvised bombs planted on a roadside.

In the meantime, Zwak said at least ten Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
snuffies have also been killed during the operations and around twelve sustained injuries.

He said two local commanders of the Taliban group were also among those killed during the operations of the Afghan cops.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Al Shabaab Kills Five Men By Firing Squad For Espionage
[RADIOSHABELLE] The holy warriors of the Al Qaeda-affiliated of Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
have publicly executed five Somali men, whom it convicted of espionage on Sunday in southern Somalia.

The execution of the five men took place at an open area in Idaale, a small town controlled by Al-Shabaab which is located about 60Km south of Baidoa city.

Al-Shabaab said the executed men were found guilty of spying for the Intelligence services of the Somali government, United States, Jubbaland, and Southwest by its own court.

Hundreds of local residents have watched the killing of the alleged spy agents.

It’s not the first time, Al-Shabaab executes people blamed for espionage and other critical chares in its strongholds in southern Somalia.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Al-Shabaab said the executed men were found guilty of spying for the Intelligence services of the Somali government, United States, Jubbaland, and Southwest by its own court

Southwest? They have a route there?
Posted by: Frank G || 12/26/2017 8:55 Comments || Top||


Al Shabaab Attacks Somali Military Base In Lower Shabelle Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
fighters have launched a daring overnight against Somali army barracks in the southern Lower Shabelle region last night.

The local residents in Bula-Mareer town reported heavy gunfire broke out between the attackers and the Somali forces following the raid.

The Somali National Army [SNA] troops fought off the attack and repelled the gunnies during the shootout, which has led to an unspecified number of deaths on both sides.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


54 Students Abandoned University To Join Terror Groups
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least 54 university students have abandoned their studies to join terrorist groups in the past two years.

The majority of them ‐ 44 ‐ joined the groups last year but this year only 14 have fled, a police report reveals.

The decline in the number of terror recruits has been attributed to various counter-terrorism strategies by the Government.

"Most of the successes from current counter-terrorism efforts are largely due to close working relations between security agencies and members of the public who voluntarily share information with security personnel," says the report.

Terror groups The students were among dozens of youths who left the country to join terror groups in countries such as Libya, Somalia, and Syria. But this trend has declined due to, among others, enhanced security patrols along the Kenya-Somali border and other Kenyan border points.

Additionally, many Kenyan youths are increasingly becoming aware of the futility of joining myrmidon groups such as al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
and ISIS, the report says.

The report cites intelligence that shows that many of the Kenyan terror runaways in Somalia have borne the wrath of al-Shabaab, which is increasingly accusing them of spying for the Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  making it even more difficult to collect on student loans
Posted by: lord garth || 12/26/2017 1:35 Comments || Top||

#2  The decline in the number of terror recruits has been attributed to various counter-terrorism strategies by the Government.

Free scholarships?
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/26/2017 8:49 Comments || Top||

#3  The bottom half of the bell curve.
Posted by: P. Speaking for B. || 12/26/2017 15:34 Comments || Top||


Militants Surrender To Somalia Government Flown To Baidoa
[RADIOSHABELLE] Four al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
holy warriors including top commanders surrendered to the Somali government on Thursday, officials said.

Ugaas Hassan, the Information Minister for the Southwest State in Somalia, confirmed to Xinhua that the holy warriors agreed to lay down arms and surrender to Somali National Army and Southwest State forces in Berdale town.

"Four al-Shabaab fighters including the deputy commander of the group in the Bay region surrendered to the officials of the Somalia National Army (SNA) and Southwest state in Somalia in Berdale town, these holy warriors decided to denounce the wrong ideology of the terrorist group al-Shabaab," said Hassan.

The joint forces, including the SNA and African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
troops, have intensified military operations against al-Shabaab holy warriors in the recent past while some holy warriors are either escaping or leaving from the group now.

"Military operations are going on in the region now, and we are welcoming anyone who is in the terrorist group to accept grinding of the peace processor," Hassan said.

The latest development came against a backdrop of factional wars within the al-Qaeda linked terrorist network that has intensified this year.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  we are welcoming anyone who is in the terrorist group to to change sides.

I'm beginning to see a strategic flaw.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/26/2017 8:51 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian military says it repels suspected Boko Haram attack
[AlAhram] Nigeria's military has repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
murderous Moslems on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the regional army commander said.

The situation is now under control, Major General Nicholas Rogers, who heads Nigeria's military operations against Boko Haram, told Rooters by phone.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  "The situation is now under control"

Guess that beats, "Holy shit where did those guys come from?"
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/26/2017 8:44 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi Daily Says Three 'Hizbullah Experts' Killed in Yemen
[AnNahar] Three Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
military experts have been killed in a Saudi-led Arclight airstrike in Yemen, a Saudi daily reported on Monday.

Al-Riyadh newspaper said the strike targeted a house near the Grand Mosque in the Haradh area, which lies in the Hajjah Governorate that borders 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...
"One of the experts was part of the (Huthi) militias’ communications unit while the two others worked in the domain of explosives and the planting of mines, especially sea mines and the rigging of boats used by the militias on the western coast," al-Riyadh said.

"The bodies of the three Lebanese were transferred to Sanaa while the bodies of seven members of the Huthi militias were placed in the al-Thawra Hospital in Hajjah," the newspaper added.

Saudi officials had previously accused Hizbullah of offering missile expertise to the rebels, claims denied by Hizbullah chief His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
The accusations followed the firing of a ballistic missile from 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...
at the Saudi capital last month.

Hizbullah has recently endorsed a government statement affirming that Lebanese parties would refrain from interfering in regional conflicts. The statement was part of an agreement under which Prime Minister Saad Hariri
Second son of Rafik Hariri, the Leb PM who was assassinated in 2005. He has was prime minister in his own right from 2009 through early 2011. He was born in Riyadh to an Iraqi mother and graduated from Georgetown University. He managed his father's business interests in Riyadh until his father's assassination. When his father died he inherited a fortune of some $4.1 billion, which won't do him much good if Hizbullah has him bumped off, too.
rescinded a resignation announced from Riyadh.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Yemeni forces’ missile kills several Saudi mercenaries in Sana'a prov.
[PRESSTV] Yemeni forces have fired a Zelzal 2 (Earthquake-2) ballistic missile at a position of Saudi-backed mercenaries in the Nihm district of the country's western Sana'a province, inflicting heavy casualties on them.

According to early reports, scores of Saudi-backed holy warriors loyal to former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, were killed and injured after Yemeni army forces backed by allied fighters from the Popular Committees launched the domestically-produced missile at their position.

A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni forces had fired the Zelzal-2 missile at the Saudi mercenaries as they were trying to make territorial advances in the Nihm district of the province on Monday afternoon.

Separately, scores of Saudi-sponsored Hadi loyalists bit the dust and sustained injuries when Yemeni forces carried out two separate attacks against their outposts in the southwestern province of Ta'izz.

An unnamed military official said the first assault struck south of Khalid military base, while the second targeted an area west of Mawza city.
Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Of course, Iran's PressTV makes sure to lie and refer to the missiles as "domestically-produced"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/26/2017 8:59 Comments || Top||


Bahrain sentences 6 to death for assassination plot
[ARABNEWS] Bahrain’s top military court sentenced six men to death on Monday after convicting them of charges including plotting to assassinate the Gulf state’s armed forces chief, state media reported.

It was the first official mention of any plot against the life of Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, who is a member of the ruling family, but the Bahrain News Agency gave no further details of when or where it was alleged to have taken place.

A judicial source told AFP that all six of those sentenced to death on Monday were Shiites.

BNA said that one of them was a serving soldier before his arrest and that all six were also stripped of their citizenship.

The court sentenced seven other defendants to seven-year jail terms and deprived them too of their citizenship. Five men were acquitted.

Only 10 of the defendants are in jug, BNA said. The other eight are on the run ‐ either inside Bahrain or in Iran or Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Saudi Arabia confirms death of judge Mohammed Al-Jirani
[ARABNEWS] 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...
’s Ministry of Interior has confirmed that Saudi judge Sheikh Mohammed al-Jirani, whose body was found in the Eastern Province's al-Awwamia area on Dec. 19, was killed by his kidnappers.

Spokesman Major-General Mansour al-Turki further said that al-Jirani, a judge at the Department of Endowments and Inheritance, was kidnapped in front of his house in the area of Tarout on Dec. 13, 2016.

Based on an investigation into the abduction and death of al-Jirani, the front man confirmed that the perpetrators who kidnapped the judge also killed him and concealed his body on a deserted farm.

He identified the perpetrators as Zaki Mohammed Salman al-Faraj and his half-brother Salman bin Ali Salman al-Faraj, who is featured on a list of 23 wanted persons announced in January 2012.

Kidnapper Salman al-Faraj was killed during the raid on their location last Tuesday, while Special Forces officer Khalid al-Sameti also died during the operation.

Al-Turki said that Sherlocks covered a 2,000,000 square-meter area in order to find the body of the judge. He added that a DNA test had confirmed that the body was indeed that of al-Jirani and noted the presence of a bullet wound in his chest.

According to the ministry, al-Jirani was tortured before he was killed and buried in the remote location.

The ministry called on those who have information on the wanted persons involved in this crime to immediately notify the authorities and named them as Mohammed Husain Ali al-Ammar, Haitham Ali Mohammed al-Qiddaih and Ali Bilal Saud al-Hamad.

For his part, Minister of Justice Walid al-Samani offered his condolences to al-Jirani’s family. He strongly condemned the murder and described it as an unforgivable crime, adding that those found to be involved in the crime will be brought to justice.
Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

#1  May his family find Strength and be Comforted.
Posted by: Adriane || 12/26/2017 18:45 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Military: Two Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attack in southeast
[Ynet] Two Ottoman Turkish soldiers were killed in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's southeastern province of Hakkari in an attack by Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) holy warriors, the military said on Monday.

Another soldier was maimed in the attack which took place as the troops were carrying out security operations, it said.

The PKK, considered a terrorist organization by the United States, Turkey and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
, has waged an insurgency against the state since the 1980s. Violence in the largely Kurdish southeast has escalated since the collapse of a ceasefire in 2015.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraq
Iraq vows to eliminate White Flags group very soon
[Iraq News] Iraqi troops will crush the recently-emerged White Flags group very soon, a military front man said on Monday.

"The terrorist White Flags group does not pose a major threat to the security situation in Iraq since its members are estimated at dozens," Spokesperson for the Joint Operations Command Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said in a statement, quoted by Alghad Press.

"Members of the White Flags group cannot carry out brutal attacks in Iraq given that they do not have any capabilities to do so," Rasool stressed, adding that the Iraqi Armed Forces, which defeated the more dangerous 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, is capable of crushing this small group easily.

"The Joint Operations Command has a complete database about the White Flags group and will launch an attack on it at the right time," he noted.

Speaking about the White Flags’ main goal, Rasool said, "This unlawful group aims at fomenting sedition in Iraq through targeting innocent people in areas like Tuz Khurmatu to prove that terrorism still exists and was not defeated."

Rasool reiterated that the Joint Operations Command is determined to stand up to any attempt aimed at destabilizing Iraq or endangering the life of its people. "We will not allow terrorism to emerge again in Iraq under any circumstances," Rasool stressed.
Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/26/2017 8:55 Comments || Top||

#2  So, NOT French Jihadis?
Posted by: Frank G || 12/26/2017 9:14 Comments || Top||


Six Islamic State, involved in killing policeman, killed in Kirkuk
[Iraq News] Six holy warriors, involved in killing a policeman and his son, were killed in southwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
a commander has announced.

"Military units managed to kill three 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....
holy warriors, who are involved in killing Colonel Fadel Saeed al-Sabaawi, his son and four paramilitary personnel on Sunday on the road linking between Hawija and Riyad," Maj. Gen. Ali Fadel Umran, Commander of Kirkuk Operations, told Alghad Press on Monday.

"The operation to follow the holy warriors took place at al-Saadiya village in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk," Umran added. "Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces ) killed three other holy warriors in south of Kirkuk."

Several holy warriors killed on Sunday a chief of police department and his son, as they set up an ambush on the road between Kirkuk and Hawija.

Earlier on the day, security troops in Kirkuk announced applying a one-week plan to protect civilians during the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year at the province.

Officials in the province of Kirkuk previously urged reinforcing military troops in the south and west, as the region still have IS members who escaped during liberation offensives of Hawija and mainly in houses and tunnels at remote areas in Riyad, al-Rashad and between al-Abbassi and Dibis.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Four policemen killed in Islamic State attack, west of Mosul
[Iraq News] 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....
Lions of Islam have attacked a police patrol in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a source from Nineveh police said on Monday.

The attack, which took place in al-Yaarabiya district, left four coppers killed, the source told BasNews. The attackers bravely ran away then.

News reports said that an attack took place on Sunday at al-Islah al-Zera’i district, west of Mosul, when confrontations occurred between police and the myrmidons, who bravely ran away then.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared in July victory over IS Lions of Islam who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25,000 Islamic State Lions of Islam were killed throughout the campaign.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni Death Eater Lions of Islam who proclaimed an "Islamic Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A total of 117 Iraqi non-combatants were killed and another 264 injured, excluding police, in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by 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...
Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 201 civilian casualties (51 killed, 150 injured). Salahuddin Governorate followed, with 24 killed and 60 injured, and Kirkuk had 12 killed and 28 injured.

Posted by: Fred || 12/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Army finds signs of infiltration on Jordan border, launches manhunt
[IsraelTimes] Military says soldiers identified evidence that someone crossed illegally into Israel in the Arava desert area

The army launched a manhunt in the Arava desert on Monday after finding evidence that someone illegally crossed into the area from Jordan, a military official said.

"Earlier today, during a routine search along the Israeli-Jordanian border, footprints indicating an illegal crossing into Israel from Jordan were identified," the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

"The IDF along with the Israel Police and the Shin Bet security service are continuing to search the area. The incident is being investigated," the statement said.

The army maintains so-called "blurred" paths along the country’s borders, strips of undisturbed dirt that allow trackers to quickly see footprints and other traces of illegal infiltration.

An IDF spokesperson said the army would not elaborate on where exactly the footprints were found along the border, other than to say that it was in the Arava desert.

Israel’s border with Jordan is generally seen as a quiet one, owing to a 1994 peace treaty with the Hashemite Kingdom and strong defense ties. There is, however, always concern that the relative calm will be exploited by terrorist or criminal groups to enter Israel for nefarious purposes.
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