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Islamic State claims attack on Shiite center in Kabul, 41 dead
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Afghanistan
Islamic State claims attack on Shiite center in Kabul, 41 dead
A brutal attack claimed by the Islamic State group devastated a two-story Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and wounding another 84, many suffering severe burns from the intensity of the explosions.

The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said three bombs were used in the ferocious assault as well as a single suicide bomber who blew himself up inside the center, where scores of people had gathered to mark the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the former Soviet Union.

The claim reflects eyewitness reports that said one bomber sneaked into the center and exploded his device. Other explosions occurred outside the building, which also houses the pro-Iranian Afghan Voice news agency, which may also have been a target in the attack.

Earlier, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said an unknown number of suicide attackers set off an explosion outside the center before carrying out an attack inside.

In its statement to Aamaq news agency, the IS said the center was being funded by Iran and used to propagate Shiite beliefs.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/28/2017 11:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The only thing an islamic extremist hates as much as an infidel is another muzzie of a different denomination.

3000 or so were killed in N Ireland during the multi-decade Catholic-Protestant battles. That's a good month in muzzi-land.
Posted by: anymouse || 12/28/2017 23:58 Comments || Top||


US drone strike target Haqqani terrorist network commander in Pakistan
[Khaama Press] A suspected US dronezap targeted a commander of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network in the tribal regions of Pakistain on Tuesday.

According to reports, the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Mata Sangar area located in Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
in the tribal regions of Pakistain.

Local officials have confirmed that two people were killed in the airstrike which targeted a vehicle as it was traveling in the area.

In the meantime, reports indicate that a commander of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network identified as Jamil-ud-Din was killed in the airstrike along with another murderous Moslem.

The Pak government officials have not formally commented regarding the airstrike so far.

US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Afghanistan on Friday reiterated Washington’s stance regarding the terror safe havens in Pakistain.

He said "For too long Pakistain has provided safe haven to the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and many terrorist organizations, but those days are over. President Trump has put Pakistain on notice."

"As the President said, so I say now: Pakistain has much to gain from partnering with the United States, and Pakistain has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists," he added.

The Afghan and US officials have long been insisting that the leadership councils of the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are based in the key cities of Pakistain where from they plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan.

The director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) earlier had warned that the United States will take necessary steps if Pakistain fails to destroy terror safe havens in its soil.
Tolo News reports slightly different facts:
At least three Haqqani members including a commander were killed in a foreign forces dronezap in the Kurram tribal region near the Durand Line, the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistain, on Tuesday, Pak media reported.

According to reports the targeted commander was identified as Juma Khan a key commander of Haqqani network.

The incident happened when Khan and the other Haqqani members were traveling in a vehicle.

Meanwhile a Haqqani member confirmed the killing of Khan to Rooters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

#1  Khhhhaaaaaannn!
Posted by: Frank G || 12/28/2017 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, the Khaaan site's still alive & kicking!
Posted by: Raj || 12/28/2017 11:46 Comments || Top||


14 Army Soldiers Wounded in Helmand Car Bomb
[ToloNews] At least 14 army soldiers were maimed in a boom-mobile detonated close to 505 Boost Police Zone in Lashkargah city, capital of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
on Wednesday, officials confirmed.

The blast happened at about 2:40pm local time while the soldiers were leaving the base to launch a military operation, a front man for provincial governor, Omar Zwak said.

However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
he did not provide further details about the blast.

Taliban
...Arabic for students...
has grabbed credit of the attack in a social media post.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Nearly 50 ISIS militants killed in latest military operations, claims MoD
[Khaama Press] The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan claims that nearly fifty bully boyz 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 have been killed in the latest operations of the Afghan national defense and security forces.

The ministry of defense in a statement said Wednesday that ISIS bully boyz suffered the casualties in a series of Arclight airstrikes conducted in Achin district.

The statement further added that three depots of ammunition, explosives, and weapons of the terror group were also destroyed in the raids.

According to the defense ministry, the airstrikes also resulted into the elimination of a safe haven of the terror group in this province.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including the ISIS Death Eaters have not commented regarding the report so far
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Puntland State Army Officer Shot Dead In Galkayo Town
[RadioShabelle] A Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
army officer has been bumped off in Galkayo town last night, government officials told Radio Shabelle.

Mohammed Yousuf Adan, a senior officer of Puntland Darawish forces, was shot by men armed with pistols while he was heading to his home in the north of Galkayo.

The assassins, who were unknown, have beat feet from the scene.

Al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
has immediately claimed of responsibility for the liquidation as it previously intensified attacks against Puntland officials in Galkayo.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


US Airstrike Kills 13 Al Shabaab Fighters In Southern Somalia
[RadioShabelle] In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an Arclight airstrike against al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
faceless myrmidons on the morning of Dec. 24, 2017, in southern Somalia, killing 13 Death Eaters.

U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect the United States, its partners, and interests, and deny safe haven to terrorist groups.

This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) in combined counterterrorism operations and targeting terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region.

Together with other international partners, the United States is committed to providing Somali, AMISOM and SNSF with support in the fight against violent holy warrior organizations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Gunmen Kill A Civilian In Somali Capital, Mogadishu
[RadioShabelle] Two men dressed in Somali military uniform have killed a civilian in Mogadishu on Wednesday, Dec 27.

A witness told Radio Shabelle that the killers riding in a rickshaw kidnapped the man and shot him dead at Badbado, an IDP camp in the broad-day light.

It’s not yet clear the motive behind the murder of the civilian, as no group has yet claimed credit for the organized killing.

Mogadishu witnessed a surge in attacks and liquidations in the past few months amidst tight security by special forces tasked with the city’s security under stabilization mission.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Libya needs a week to repair blown-up oil pipeline: NOC
[AlAhram] A Libyan crude oil pipeline blown up on Tuesday will take about a week to repair, the head of state oil firm NOC told Rooters on Wednesday.

A "terrorist group" was probably responsible for the kaboom as such groups were roaming around in the desert where the remote field is located, said a front man for an eastern Libyan force tasked with protecting oilfields.

The blast, about 130 km (80 miles) south of the Es Sider terminal, cut output by between 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 100,000 bpd, according to NOC, which said the cause was unclear.

"It is estimated that the repair will take about one week from today," NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanallah said in a written response to questions. "The damage is estimated as 30 to 35 metres of a 24 (inch) pipeline."

"This will not have a major effect in the marketing programme, only a little change," he added.

He did not give a production figure, but an industry source said Libya's output had dropped to between 900,000 bpd and one million bpd.

An official at NOC subsidiary Waha Oil, which operates the pipeline, said a team of senior executives and engineers would visit the site on Wednesday to assess the damage.

The pipeline was attacked after being uncovered by maintenance workers carrying our repair work to stop an oil leak, said Miftah Magariaf, commander of the oil protection force.

"That's the reason the pipeline became visible. Otherwise I don't think it would have been attacked," he said, adding security in the desert was shaky.

"Terrorist groups have been roaming in the desert and creating problems everywhere," he said.

Flows have been diverted, but at least one tanker's berth at Es Sider was cancelled in the morning, an industry source said.

But a Libyan shipping agent said the tanker, Al Mabrouk, was likely to berth at the port in the afternoon.

NOC may have to revise January loading programmes for Es Sider due to the outage, and likely cancel some cargoes, according to two trading sources that lift Libyan crude.

A preliminary loading schedule for the terminal shows 13 crude tankers are due to load at the port next month, at a rate of around 252,000 bpd.

The blown-up crude pipeline lies in an area of poor security where 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....
has operated in the past.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Egypt court sentences 11 defendants to 10 years for ties to Daesh terrorist group
[AlAhram] A criminal court in Egypt’s Sharqiya governorate issued on Wednesday 10-year prison sentences against 11 people for joining a group with ties to the terrorist organization ISIS.

In 2015, the prosecution charged the defendants with communicating with the terrorist group, plotting to undergo advanced military trainings abroad and carry out terrorist attacks against vital facilities in Egypt.

The defendants can appeal the sentence.

Over the past three years, Egyptian authorities have locked away
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
and charged a number of people in the Nile Delta governorate with being members of terrorist cells with ties to ISIS, and plotting attacks in the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi missile stockpile
[ArabNews] The Saudi-led coalition supporting the internationally recognized Yemeni government on Wednesday said it destroyed a 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 ...
rocket-manufacturing workshop in Saada, as well as weapons stockpiles including surface-to-surface and ballistic missiles.

Weapons obtained by Houthi militias from Iran were also seized, said coalition front man Col. Turki al-Maliki at a presser in Riyadh on Wednesday. "We have knowledge of the movements of those wanted in Yemen."

The coalition leadership welcomed the UN Security Council’s condemnation of Houthi launches of ballistic missiles against Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
"There’s a responsibility on countries that turn a blind eye to the smuggling of weapons to the Houthis," the coalition said.

It has developed a new mechanism for inspection and verification of arms smuggling, al-Maliki said.

"Five vessels went to the port of Hodeidah carrying fuel this week. Coalition forces gave 10 permits to transfer aid to 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...
through land crossings," he added.

"Air-borne foodstuffs were sent to besieged areas of Yemen," he said, stressing that the coalition continues to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen.

The coalition said it welcomed cooperation with human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
organizations inside and outside the country.

"Some human rights organizations inside Yemen are infiltrated by the Houthis. We understand the pressure on organizations in areas controlled by the militias," said al-Maliki.

"Shabwa is under the control of the legitimate government. The province is being cleared of mines planted by the militias," he added. "The Yemeni National Army is advancing strongly in the province of al-Baydah."

The Houthis have lost many field commanders and their morale is low, he said, adding: "We call on those who have information about Houthi hard boyz to contact us."

Coalition forces targeted 412 Houthi military positions, including those near the Saudi border, as well as a supply vehicle for militias and field commanders at the border, al-Maliki said.

The coalition targeted assembly points for militia fighters before they are sent to the frontlines, he said, adding that the coalition refrained from targeting military sites that contain civilians.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  destroyed a Houthi rocket-manufacturing workshop in Saada,

Blew up a mosque did they?
Posted by: AlanC || 12/28/2017 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder how many IRGC died
Posted by: Frank G || 12/28/2017 8:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder how many IRGC died

Good point. I wouldn't think that the IRGC would let high tech missiles out of their control.
Posted by: A. Omereck6265 || 12/28/2017 8:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Wonder how many IRGC died

I've been wondering the same thing about the NORK missile launches. IRGC, Chinese, Russians, etc.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/28/2017 8:57 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
10 people injured in St. Petersburg (Russia) supermarket explosion
[DailyMail]
  • Nobody was killed in the explosion, but at least four people were hospitalised

  • The explosion at the St Petersburg supermarket was equivalent to 200g of TNT

  • More than 50 people were evacuated from the supermarket following the blast

  • Officials said that the explosion was caused by a 'homemade explosive device'

  • The bomb was hidden in a locker where shoppers leave their belongings

  • Investigators have opened a criminal case on the grounds of attempted murder.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
German prosecutors charge alleged member of Islamic State
[IsraelTimes] Authorities say 32-year-old received weapons training, fought for the terror group and filmed the 2013 beating of a captured soldier

German prosecutors charged an alleged member of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terror group who spent time in Syria with membership in a terrorist organization and committing a war crime on Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors said that the 32-year-old German citizen, identified only as Abdelkarim E. B. in line with local privacy rules, left Germany for Syria in 2013 and joined IS. They said he received weapons training and fought for the group.

Prosecutors added that, during fighting near Aleppo in November 2013, the man’s unit beat and kicked a captured fighter from an enemy militia and threatened him with torture. The suspect is also accused of filming the scene.

The man is already in jug in a separate case, which prosecutors gave no details of.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkish police seize fingerprint molds in Daesh raid
[ArabNews] Ottoman Turkish counterterrorism units discovered a new tactic being used by ISIS murderous Moslems during a raid in the Central Anatolian province of Kirsehir on Dec. 26. On the same day, security forces also detained 12 people in the southern province of Adana over their suspected links to ISIS.

Police discovered a number of molds of the fingerprints of dead ISIS murderous Moslems during raids on two different areas in Kirsehir, where dozens of ISIS murderous Moslems had been enjugged
Please don't kill me!
previously. The molds are believed to have been used for financial transactions.

Sertac Canalp Korkmaz, a researcher in security studies at Ankara-based think tank ORSAM, said the molds could be used in a number of ways, including hiding the identity of those planning or implementing terrorist acts.

"They might use them to forge identity cards and passports, or to communicate between themselves on digital media," he told Arab News. "But the key point is whether this tactic is limited to this particular cell. If these fingerprint patterns are unique, this operation becomes even more significant," he said.

A total of $60,000 was also seized during the raid, along with a number of marriage certificates bearing the flag of ISIS, and a letter written by ISIS leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
. He reportedly warned of disillusionment within ISIS and issued new instructions to boost the morale of the krazed killers.

According to Kadir Ertac Celik, an adviser on security policies at the Ankara Center for Crisis and Policy Studies (ANKASAM), the raid shows that ISIS murderous Moslems were unexpectedly well-equipped and used sophisticated tactics beyond those traditionally employed by terror organizations.

"These findings once again raise concerns over whether ISIS murderous Moslems were trained by intelligence services to conduct such forgeries," Celik told Arab News.

"Such methods create the perception that ISIS has a qualified structure, exerting serious influence over people and boosting its own image," he added, noting that the terror group has been trying to expand its operations.

"Forged identities and accounts mean ISIS can pose a threat to economic security, and can provide the terror group with additional capabilities through financial transfers," Celik continued.

However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
he added, the discovery of such evidence also offers new insights to security forces and increases their chances of success in the fight against terrorism.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
[2 December] 2015 San Bernardino attack
Lest we forget - this is the face of evil:


Btw, was the thumbdrive trail abandoned?

And this putz is still awaiting sentencing:



Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Yezidi mass graves and disappearances

Iraqi troops run into 12 mass graves of Yazidis in Sinjar

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have run into 12 mass graves in west of Nineveh, security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

“The graves were found in Kojar region, Sinjar. They include bodies of Yazidi civilians who were executed by Islamic State since its control on the town in 2014,” the source told Baghdad Today.

“Specialized teams are removing the bodies to extradite them to forensic medicine department in Nineveh,” the source added.

Watchdog says Yezidi fighters allegedly executed civilians

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Yezidi fighters in Iraq allegedly forcibly disappeared and killed 52 civilians from the Imteywit tribe in June 2017, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Relatives of victims told Human Rights Watch that on June 4, 2017, Yezidi forces detained and then apparently executed men, women, and children from eight Imteywit families who were fleeing fighting between the Islamic State and Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) west of Mosul.

Yezidi forces were also implicated in two other incidents of enforced disappearances of members of the Imteywit and Jahaysh tribes in late 2017.

“As the ground fighting against ISIS winds down in Iraq, state security forces need to turn their focus to preventing retaliation and upholding the rule of law,” said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Past atrocities against the Yezidis don’t give its armed forces a free pass to commit abuses against other groups, whatever their past.”

Human Rights Watch spoke to two Imteywit members who traveled through the village where, two hours later, the 52 people went missing. Human Rights Watch also spoke to a member of the PMF intelligence services who had visited the village and saw several mass graves that local Yezidi residents told him contained the bodies of the Imteywit victims. A Yezidi community leader provided Human Rights Watch with a list of five Yezidi fighters who he said told him they had killed the families.

In late April, as fighting approached the area just south of the Sinjar region, ISIS forces moved their families from the village of Ain Ghazal in Qayrawan to the desert north of the town of Baaj, two Imteywit men said.

They said that on June 4, the Imam Ali Battalions, a PMF unit, retook the area from ISIS, and started moving local families out of the desert in a convoy of 70 cars traveling north toward Tel Afar. The two men and their relatives – 22 men, 20 women, and 10 children from the Imteywit tribe traveling in seven cars – broke off from the other members of the convoy.

When one car in the smaller convoy got a flat tire, the other cars stopped and waited for the tire to be fixed. The two men opted to head north ahead of the others, and traveled about 18 kilometers, reaching the village of Qabusiye at about 2 p.m.

They said that a car with four Yezidi fighters, one of whom they recognized from home, flagged them down and forced them out of their car. The fighters asked them where they were from and said they would kill the two men as revenge for what ISIS had done to the Yezidis. Just then, the men said, a vehicle carrying Imam Ali Battalion fighters drove up, which ended the altercation, and escorted the two men to safety in the town of Qayrawan.

The men said that two hours later they called a cousin traveling in the convoy to warn them about the Yezidi fighters on the road. The cousin said they were arriving at Qabusiye, but then the call dropped, and his phone was soon switched off. The men said their relatives never made it to Qayrawan and the men have not been able to find out any information about their relatives since. The men gave Human Rights Watch a list of the 52 people in the convoy.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:


Mosul Clean Up Continues

PMF leader, two bodyguards killed in armed attack on Mosul house

Mosul (Iraqinews.com) – A senior leader with the Popular Mobilization Forces was killed on Wednesday after unidentified gunmen stormed his house in Mosul, a security source was quoted saying.

“Unknown gunmen stormed the house of Abu Hashem al-Badrani at Abu Jarada village in Mosul, killing him and two of his bodyguards,” the source said.

“The assistants fled the scene into al Jazira region after the attack,” he added.

Tight measures taken in Mosul after victim’s body found with Islamic State slogans

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security troops have tightened measures at some district in Mosul, western Nineveh, imposing curfew and carrying out campaigns to arrest suspects, Al-Quds Al-Arabi website reported on Wednesday.

The measures were mainly seen at Sumar and Doumeiz districts. Sumar is one of the regions in Mosul, which witnesses assassination of officers and conscripts.

According to eyewitnesses, the measures were taken after a victim’s body was found with Islamic State slogans threatening security personnel and promising return of the caliphate.

The report also quoted observers as saying that security personnel carry out campaigns at different regions in the city searching for suspects who are still hiding.

The report quoted a source as saying that militants seek launching attack in the south of Mosul.

“Significant tension in security situations are witnessed, after the militant group carried out attacks that targeted officials and security personnel,” Abdul Rahman al-Jumeily, a security personnel, said.

Troops, according to Jumeily, “carried out campaigns at south of the city to thwart any attacks.”

“Troops are on high alert since several suicide attacks targeted officials before the attackers fled toward unknown destination.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Paramilitary troops kill three Islamic State militants in Hamrin Mountains
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Paramilitary troops announced on Wednesday killing 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....
murderous Moslems within a training camp in Hamrin Mountains.

"The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) 88th brigade destroyed a training camp of Islamic State in Hamrin Mountains and killed three murderous Moslems who were inside it," the PMF said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Baghdad Today.

"The troops also destroyed the Lion of Islam group’s food store," the statement read, adding that the training camp was made up of over 20 hotbeds.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Six people, including militiaman, killed, injured in two blasts in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Several civilians and a security personnel were killed and injured in two blasts in Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday.

"A bomb, placed on the side of the road, in al-Mada’in region, southeast of Baghdad, went kaboom! targeting a vehicle with two personnel of the Sahwa (Awakening) troops. One of them was killed, while the other was injured," the source said.

"Another bomb went off near stores at al-Radwaniyah region, southwest of Baghdad, leaving four civilians maimed," the source added.
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Kirkuk Kombat Kronicle

Two intelligence officers killed in armed attack in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – Two Iraqi intelligence officers were killed Wednesday in an armed attack in Kirkuk, a security source told Alsumaria News.

“Unidentified gunmen opened fire at two intelligence agents on a road leading to Shoraw neighborhood in Kirkuk, killing them immediately,” the source said.

“A security force carried the bodies to the forensic medicine department and a probe was launched into the incident,” the source added.

Four policemen killed, injured in bomb blast, clashes with IS in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – Four security men were killed and wounded Wednesday in a bomb blast and clashes with Islamic State in Kirkuk, a military commander told TRT Arabic.

“A roadside bomb planted by Islamic State went off at a village south of Kirkuk, leaving two security men, including an officer, dead,” Commander of Kirkuk Operations Maj. Gen. Ali Fadel Umran said.

“Two other soldiers were wounded in clashes with Islamic State militants immediately after the bombing,” Umran said, adding that the assailants fled the scene into a mountainous area after the shooting.

Police have launched a manhunt for the attackers, Umran pointed out.

Newspaper warns of Islamic State capture of Kirkuk following PMFs withdrawal

Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – A London-based newspaper has warned that Islamic State militants have regained control of some areas in Kirkuk after paramilitary troops withdrew from there.

In a report quoted by Baghdad Today on Wednesday, Al-Quds Al-Arabi said, “Popular Mobilization Forces have recently withdrawn from a checkpoint at Riyadh district in Kirkuk, giving the Islamic State militant group a chance to emerge again in the district.”

The paper quoted local sources as saying that, “The security satiation is very dangerous in Kirkuk now, particularly on roads linking Kirkuk with Riyadh and Hawija.”

A source, who preferred to remain unnamed, told the paper that, “Islamic State militants who carried out several assassination operations in the governorate in the past period are hiding inside a tunnel at Ayadiya village.”

“IS militants have set up several fake checkpoints on Kirkuk roads to target security men and PMFs,” the source said.
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Four Islamic State members killed in attack in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have killed four Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
murderous Moslems in Salahuddin province, a security source said on Wednesday.

"While a patrol of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) was setting up an ambush at al-Qawshaja region, south of Amerli, in Salahuddin, confrontations occurred in the evening with Islamic State Lion of Islams," the source told Baghdad Today.

"The troops managed to kill four IS members and destroyed their vehicle, which urged the rest to run away," he added.

"Reinforcements from the 52 brigade headed to the region to support troops there. They managed to control the situation and follow the murderous Moslems for long distance south of Amerli," the source said.

"Two of the PMFs were maimed during the festivities," according to the source.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian teen caught planning stabbing attack — police
Poor grades, could not marry the boy of her choice, or raped? When girls get involved there is generally some deep unhappiness behind an attempt at suicide by Israel.
[IsraelTimes] Security forces detain 18-year-old female after she tried to force her way through Qalandiya, crossing where she was twice denied entry in one day

A Paleostinian teen was incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
Wednesday after trying to illegally enter Israel and allegedly carry out a terror attack, police said.

The suspect, an 18-year-old female, was turned away at the Qalandiya crossing near Jerusalem, and later tried to cross again using her 7-year-old sister’s permit. When she was refused, she began arguing with border guards and tried to force her way in, a police spokesperson said.

During subsequent questioning, the teen admitted to planning an attack in the Jerusalem area.

A source with knowledge of the case told The Times of Israel that the Paleostinian planned to buy a knife and stab a police officer.

The woman, from the town of Qataneh, was tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
, pending a remand hearing. Her name was not released by police.

The Qalandiya checkpoint was the scene of violent protests by Paleostinians last week, in response to 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.

The army said then that hundreds of Paleostinians clashed with Israeli troops. Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at troops and set tires on fire. The soldiers responded with nonlethal riot dispersal weapons, including tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets.
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Suspected French Islamist militants detained in Syria
[Ynet] Several suspected French Islamist bandidos hard boyz have been tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in northern Syria, including a man once convicted of running a jihadist recruitment network in La Belle France, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday.

According to French news channel LCI, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia detained three men on Dec. 17.

"Several French (nationals) were arrested in northern Syria in the Hassakeh area, near the Iraqi border," the source said, confirming the arrests.

The source added there were more than three Frenchies stopped, including Thomas Barnouin,
...also known as Thomas Abdelhakim, the converted son of French schoolteachers became a member of the Toulouse network led by “the white emir,” Olivier Corel, after studying in Saudi Arabia...
an Islamist known to French security services who is believed to have gone to Syria in 2014 to join 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....
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  Six Islamic State, involved in killing policeman, killed in Kirkuk
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Fri 2017-12-22
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