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Afghanistan
A Tragic Start to 2018: Army Special Forces Soldier Killed in Afghanistan on New Year's Day
[OpsLens] (Achin District, Afghanistan) The United States Army Special Forces soldier killed in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan has been identified as Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin of Fort Lee, New Jersey. SFC Golin was assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). A Latvian immigrant, SFC Golin enlisted in the United States Army a mere matter of months after arriving in the US.

SFC Golin, 34, died of injuries sustained from small arms fire while his unit was conducting a dismounted patrol in the eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar. The Green Beret enlisted in the US Army as an Infantryman in January 2005, less than a year after arriving in the United States from his native Latvia.

After completing basic training, advanced individual training (AIT), and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, SFC Golin was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Before volunteering for Special Forces training, SFC Golin deployed to Iraq once and to Afghanistan twice.

He graduated the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) in 2014 as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18B) and was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/04/2018 12:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fox Special Report showed Mike Pence in the snow welcoming his remains home to Dover. RIP, soldier, legal immigrant Patriot
Posted by: Frank G || 01/04/2018 18:32 Comments || Top||

#2  The more Patriotic among US are the Immigre Troops.
Prayers Brother.
Posted by: newc || 01/04/2018 23:19 Comments || Top||


Deadly ISIS attacks foiled in Kabul city, 13 suspects arrested
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), says the Afghan intelligence operatives have managed to foil a series of deadly attacks plotted by the ISIS terrorist group in Kabul city.

According to a statement released by NDS, a group of at least thirteen forces of Evil have been tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in connection to the attacks plots by the intelligence operatives.

The statement further added that the ISIS suspects were rounded up during an operation in Kabul city as they were busy plotting the future attacks.

NDS also added that a number of foreign forces of Evil are also among those arrested but did not give any further information regarding their identities.

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Afghan soldiers and militants suffer casualties in Laghman clash
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan national army soldiers and the anti-government armed turbans suffered casualties during a clash 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 local officials said Wednesday.

According to a statement released by the governor’s office, the clash took place late on Tuesday in the vicinity of Alingar district in Basram area.

The statement furhter added that two senior commanders of the anti-government armed turbans identified as Abdul Rahman Moslema nd Tor Gul were killed along with another member of the group identified as Jalaluddin.

At least three turbans were also maimed during the clash, the governor’s office added.

According to the provincial officials, the two senior holy warrior commanders had a key role in the destructive activities in this province including roadside kaboomings, murder of the civilians, coordinated attacks on security check posts, and several other types of terrorist activities.

The officials are saying that Abdul Rahman had sustained injuries on several other occasions as well but had survived and resumed his insurgency related activities.

In the meantime, the local officials are saying that an Afghan soldier also lost his life during the clash and three other were maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Kenya Beefs Up Security At Border As Al-Shabaab Kills 5 Police Officers
[RADIOSHABELLE] Kenyan authorities have beefed up security along Somali border in Mandera county after Somali bully boys, al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
killed five coppers on Tuesday evening.

Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said on Wednesday three police reservists and two Administration Police officers who were on patrol along Elwak-Kotulo road in Mandera died in the attack.

"We lost five security officers in the attack while on patrol on Elwak-Kotulo road but we are pursuing the attackers," Saleh said.

Two police reservists and two Administration Police officers died instantly while another police reservist died while being rushed to the hospital.

Daniel Bundotich, Mandera South Deputy County Commissioner said the dear departed were on normal patrol on the Elwak-Kotulo road and the attackers also burnt a police lorry while several officers were maimed in the ambush.

Bundotich said the first attack targeted a group of Administration coppers who were on patrol where two officers and three reservists were killed.

The second contingent of paramilitary personnel that was responding to the first attack was also ambushed. The attackers escaped the scene soon after the incident. This is the latest such incident in a series that have happened in the recent past.

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al Shabaab Executes Five Somali Men Accused Of Spying
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Somalia-based al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
holy warrior group says it has executed five men accused of spying for the Kenyan, Æthiopian and Somali governments.

Al-Shabaab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out in a public square in Kuntuwarey town in Lower Shabelle region late Tuesday.

Witnesses say the men were tied to poles and rubbed out by masked button men after a self-proclaimed judge read out their verdict in front of a crowd at the execution ground.

Al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda’s East African affiliate, has fought for years to impose a strict version of Islam in the Horn of Africa nation.

Despite losing territory in recent years, the group continues to carry out lethal attacks in many parts of the country, especially Mogadishu. An October bombing there killed 512 people.

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al Shabaab Claims Killing Father Of Somali Military Court Judge
[RADIOSHABELLE] Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
has claimed the responsibility for the killing of the father of Somalia’s Military Court Chief who was rubbed out last night in Mogadishu by button men.

The slain father named Ali Nur Shute has been bumped off at his house in Dharkenley a day after 4 suspected bandidos holy warriors accused of Oct 14 truck bombing appeared in the court.

Late Shute’s son, Colonel Ali Nur Shute is the chief of Somali military court where he presides over bad boy cases.

In a statement posted on its affiliated websites, the bandidos holy warriors said they were behind the murder. There was no any comment from the Security agencies on the liquidation.
Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


US says airstrike kills 2 militants in Somalia
[ARABNEWS] The US military said on Wednesday it had killed two snuffies in Somalia in an Arclight airstrike targeting al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
, an al-Qaeda-linked hard boy group that is fighting to topple the UN-backed government.

The military’s Africa Command said the strike took place around 50km west of the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, and that a "vehicle-borne improvised bomb" had also been destroyed in the early morning attack.

Last month Washington warned of a threat to its diplomatic staff in Mogadishu and directed all non-essential staff to leave the city.

Al-Shabaab was pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 and has lost control of most of Somalia’s major towns. But the group retains a strong presence in the south and center and can still carry out major attacks. It was blamed for twin kabooms in Mogadishu in October that killed more than 500 people.

5 coppers killed

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy was furiously chewing her cud and thinking...
five Kenyan coppers were killed in an attack on their vehicle in the northeast county of Mandera near the border with Somalia late on Tuesday, a government official in the area said.

Dozens of Kenyan security personnel have been killed in recent months in the remote lands near the border with Somalia, in raids by the al-Shabaab snuffies from Somalia. The group grabbed credit for the latest attack.

Daniel Bundotich, the deputy county commissioner for Mandera South, said those killed included three police reservists, local civilians who usually assist the police and are assigned uniforms and arms.

"The snuffies also set on fire a police lorry ... The coppers were on patrol along Elwak-Kutolo when they were ambushed," he told Rooters.

Al-Shabaab has also launched other attacks in Kenya targeting civilians, in Dire Revenge for Kenya moving its troops into Somalia in late 2011.

The snuffies aim to topple Somalia’s government, and to drive out 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...
peacekeeping troops.

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egypt court slaps 10 regime opponents with jail terms
[AA.TR] An Egyptian court on Wednesday slapped ten opponents of the regime with between 10 and 15 years each in prison for "acts of violence" that occurred in the Giza province (a part of Greater Cairo) in 2014.

According to an unnamed judicial source quoted in the local media, the Giza Criminal Court sentenced Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed Abdul Hamid (in absentia) to 15 years behind bars.

Nine others were sentenced to 10 years each in prison after being convicted, along with Abdul Hamid, of "using force against coppers," the source said.

The case dates back to December 2014, when Egyptians opposed to the country’s 2013 military coup -- led by then-defense minister (now president) Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi -- staged an anti-regime demonstration in Giza’s restive Kirdasa district.

A single defendant in the case was acquitted due to a lack of evidence, the same source said, adding that Tuesday’s raft of sentences remained subject to appeal before the Court of Cassation, Egypt’s highest appellate court.

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria: Benue Killings - Police Arrest Eight Herdsmen
[All Africa] The Police in Benue say they have incarcerated
You have the right to remain silent...
eight herdsmen over the death of 10 persons and seven livestock guards in Guma and Logo Local Governments of the state on Monday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Moses Yamu, announced this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Makurdi.

"Eight herdsmen, six in Guma and two in Logo, had been arrested in connection with the attacks," the police front man said.

He added that the command had made additional deployments to the troubled area to forestall further occurrence and restore confidence of the people.

Mr. Yamu stressed the situation in the two local government areas had been brought under control while investigation was ongoing.

He said: "They attacked Tomater village in Sengev Council ward, Akor village in Nzorov council ward and Bakin Kwata village in Umanger council ward of Guma LGA.

"Among those killed were seven (7) members of Benue State Livestock Guards, their vehicle burnt and an uncertain number of persons injured in separate attacks between 31/12/2017 and 02/01/2018.

"Again, Agba-Uko near Azege village and Tse-Aga village of Logo LGA experienced the same fate, where one person was killed, one cycle of violence burnt and four persons injured.

"All the injured from both LGAs are currently undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the State."

According to him, five combined teams of mobile and conventional coppers led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Emmanuel Adesina, have engaged the armed herdsmen in a gun duel in Guma.

The Benue governor said on Tuesday that 20 people were killed in the attacks.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Benue Anti-Open Grazing Law came into effect on November 1, 2017 to forestall attacks on Benue communities by suspected herders.

The law stipulates five year jail term or an option of N1 million fine for violators.

The attack is the first by suspected herdsmen since the law came into effect.

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Fulani Herdsmen (Boko Haram)


Suicide attack on Nigeria mosque causes multiple deaths
[Al Jazeera] A suicide kaboom on a mosque in northeastern Nigeria has killed at least 11 people, according to reports.

The incident took place in the town of Gamboru, in Nigeria's Borno state near the border with Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, an area where the gang 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...
has previously carried out a number of attacks.

Witnesses said the bombing took place as worshippers were attending morning prayers.

"I was on my way to dawn prayer, then I heard the sound of a loud bomb kaboom inside the mosque," aid worker Ali Mustapha told Rooters news agency.

"The mosque was destroyed and burned," added Mustapha.

"After some hours, when we came to evacuate the people, we saw 11 corpses, with the jacket wallah making [the total number of dead] 12."
Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  Counterproductive way to convert people to Islam...geez, I don't think anyone wants to go to the mosque for prayers in Nigeria it's too dangerous.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/04/2018 12:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Who needs a mosque when you have JIHAD.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 01/04/2018 12:21 Comments || Top||


Britain
Possible terror link after Japanese man stabbed to death in Dundalk, Ireland
[SkyNews] A Japanese man has been stabbed to death in a series of attacks in Dundalk, in the Republic of Ireland.

Two Irish men were also injured in linked attacks in the town, which is in County Louth, just south of the border with Northern Ireland.

An 18-year-old Egyptian man
...what odds that is his real age?
has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

Irish police have said that terrorism is one line of enquiry.

The first attack took place in Avenue Road when a 24-year-old Japanese man was stabbed in the back just before 9am as he was walking to work. He died at the scene.

Two further attacks took place in different locations across the town over the course of the next 40 minutes.

The second victim, a local man, was stabbed in Coes Road.

A third man - who is also local - was hit with an iron post at Seatown Place. Neither man's injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

The teenage suspect was apprehended around 40 minutes after the first attack took place, carrying a large fence post.

Police believe all the attacks were random and unprovoked, calling the dead man an "innocent bystander".

Irish police are attempting to contact the Japanese victim's family to inform them of his death.

Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan said: "A terror attack is a line of enquiry - it is certainly a line that we would look at."

Chief Supt Mangan said they believed the suspect was acting alone, and reportedly said he may have been "carrying at least two knives".
Suggesting that terrorism was his intent.
He also said they would be investigating the suspect's background and his reason for being in the country.

The teenager had come into contact with police on New Year's Day when officers were looking into his immigration status.
A known wolf.
It is understood he was seeking asylum in the Republic of Ireland.
Egyptians have no need for asylum, unless they are members of the Muslim Brotherhood or other jihadi groups, and then they shouldn’t be given it. At any rate, he isn’t likely to be granted asylum now.

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Iraq
Tribal fighter killed, police personnel wounded in clashes with IS in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A tribal fighter was killed, while two police personnel were maimed in confrontations with 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....
members, northwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
according to a security source and eyewitnesses.

"Armed confrontations occurred in the evening between the Tribal Mobilization Forces and IS members in Dibs town, northwest Kirkuk," the source told Baghdad Today. "One of the personnel was killed.

Moreover, eyewitnesses told Shafaq News that Federal Police personnel carried out a campaign in the vicinity of Ghurra village in Dibs town.

While inspecting the region, according to the witnesses, the personnel were trapped by IS members in an ambush. Two of the personnel were maimed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2018 10:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Security forces kill four suicide attackers, south of Salahuddin: Command
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Security troops have killed four suicide kaboomers, south of Salahuddin province, a command said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Troops of Samarra Operations Command, composed of police, army and intelligence managed, today, to kill four suicide attackers in al-Kassarat region, southwest of Dujail town," the statement said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2018 10:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bombs & Bullets Bulletin:

Security forces apprehend two terrorists, defuse bombs west of Baghdad

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Security forces arrested on Wednesday two terrorists and dismantled a large amount of explosive charges in different parts of Baghdad, a military command said.

“Two terrorists were apprehended in Abu Gharib area west of Baghdad,” the Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Baghdad Today on Wednesday.

“The troops also seized and defused a large amount of explosive charges at al-Halabsa area in western Baghdad,” the statement read.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.

Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.

Six civilians killed, injured in two bomb blasts, south Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Six civilians were killed and injured in two bomb blasts in south Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

“A civilian was killed, while three others were wounded as a bomb blast occurred in Arab al-Jabour region, Al-Doura, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

Another bomb, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “went off at al-Wardiya region in Mada’in, leaving two civilians wounded.”
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More Mosul Moslem Mayhem: 17 ISIS turbans permanently unwound, six arrested, three lawyers face the heavenly bar

Islamic State militants kill three Iraqi lawyers on Mosul road

Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – Three Iraqi lawyers were shot dead Wednesday by Islamic State militants on a Mosul road, a security source was quoted as saying.

“Islamic State militants opened fire against a car carrying three lawyers on a road between Hamam al-Alil and Mosul cities south of Nineveh, leaving the trio dead,” the source told Alghad Press.

Iraqi troops kill 6 Islamic State militants during combing operation in Mosul

Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi security forces killed on Wednesday six Islamic State militants during a combing operation south of Mosul city, a deputy military commander said.

Speaking to Radio Sawa on Wednesday, Deputy Commander of Nineveh Operations Major General Ahmed Bahgat said, “Acting upon intelligence reports, security forces launched a combing operation at an island in the center of the Tigris River south of Mosul city, killing six Islamic State militants.”

“The troops also seized several explosive belts and light weapons at the scene,” Bahgat added.

Seventeen Islamic State members killed, arrested, south of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Seventeen Islamic State members were killed and arrested in an operation in south of Mosul, a security source said on Wednesday.

“Joint security troops carried out an operation in al-Jazra region, for the second time, after information showed that IS militants sneaked through the region, located between al-Bou Seif and al-Shamsiyat villages,” Lt. Gen. Ali Ahmed, of Nineveh Operations Command, told BasNews.

“Troops managed to kill eleven IS members and arrest six others during the operation,” he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2018 10:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  http://barenakedislam.com/2013/02/28/sikh-vs-muslim-headgear-understand-the-differences/
If you see a man walking down the street wearing a turban, there is 99.9% chance that he is a Sikh, a follower of a monotheistic religion that started in the 15th century in India. Sikhs proudly wear the turban as part of their religious and cultural heritage. Sikhs are often mistaken for Muslims or Arabs. They are neither. Sikhism is an independent religion and is in no way related to Islam.
Posted by: CC || 01/04/2018 11:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Link to CC's referenced article at #1.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/04/2018 12:10 Comments || Top||

#3  During the Ottoman Turkish rule, a person's rank could be determined by the size of the turban he wore...hence the expression of "big turban" to denote a person of rank in slang terms.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/04/2018 12:16 Comments || Top||


Three policemen injured as bomb blast targets police patrol in Anbar
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Three Iraqi cops were maimed Wednesday as a kaboom targeted a police patrol in Anbar, a security source was quoted saying.

"An explosive charge planted by 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 at al-Qa’im district in Anbar went off while a police patrol was passing by the area, leaving three coppers maimed," the source told Basnews.

"Security troops cordoned off the blast scene," the source said, adding that the ambulance carried the injured to a nearby hospital.
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3 Iran security force members killed in border clash
[AlAhram] Three members of the Iranian security forces were killed in festivities along the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, the Revolutionary Guards said in a statement on Wednesday.

The attack was not thought to be linked to the past week's unrest and protests.

The statement, reported by the conservative Mehr news agency, said the attack happened in the border area of Piranshahr, a region that sees sporadic festivities with Kurdish separatists based in Iraq.

Those responsible were still being pursued, the report said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli jets strike Gaza in retaliation for shelling
[IsraelTimes] Army says it targeted 'significant terror infrastructure' in coastal enclave, hours after mortar shells land in open areas in Israel

Israeli jets overnight Wednesday-Thursday carried out Arclight airstrikes in the Gazoo Strip, in retaliation for mortar fire earlier in the day.

Paleostinian murderous Moslems in the Gazoo Strip had fired three mortar shells into southern Israel on Wednesday, but caused no injuries or damage, the army and police said.

In a late-night statement, the army said the overnight raids targeted "significant terror infrastructure," without elaborating.

"The IDF will continue to use all the measures at its disposal, above and below ground, to thwart attacks against Israelis," the military said. "We are prepared and ready for a variety of scenarios and will act against any attempts to violate Israeli illusory sovereignty."

There were no immediate reports of injuries from the Israeli airstrikes.

The launches from Gazoo on Wednesday took place over a period of four hours. Police said two shells landed in open fields in the Eshkol region, and it was not immediately clear where the third landed.

Warning sirens were not triggered by the first two launches, apparently because the shells were heading toward unpopulated areas.

This was the fifth projectile from Gazoo to hit Israeli territory in under a week. There have also been a number of unsuccessful attempts, in which rockets were launched at Israel but failed to clear the border, landing instead inside Gazoo.

On Monday night, murderous Moslems in the Gazoo Strip fired a rocket at Israel that also hit an open field in the Eshkol region, causing neither injury nor damage.

On Friday, murderous Moslems in Gazoo fired three mortar shells at southern Israel, apparently in an attempt to interrupt a ceremony for a fallen IDF soldier whose remains are being held by Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, in the coastal enclave. Two of the mortars were shot down by the Iron Dome missile defense system, while the third struck an Israeli community on the border, causing light damage to a building.

On Wednesday, the military completed an investigation of the Friday attack, determining it to have been the work of the Iran-backed Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
terrorist group.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Saturday said the mortar shells in that attack were supplied to Gazoo terror groups by Iran.

The air force had retaliated against the Friday barrage as well, carrying out two series of strikes over the weekend.

The recent attacks came two weeks after a period of near-daily attacks earlier in December. The past month has seen the largest incidence of rocket fire from the Strip since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war.

According to Israeli assessments, the rockets are not being launched by Hamas, but by other terrorist organizations in Gazoo.

The army believes that Hamas, which rules the Gazoo Strip, has been struggling to rein in other terrorist groups in the enclave and prevent them from carrying out attacks on Israeli targets.

On Tuesday, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot responded to the calls from Israeli politicians and public figures for more aggressive retaliations, dismissing them as "irresponsible."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Bets on MM ordering Hamas to start a war to distract attention from their civil unrest?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/04/2018 2:35 Comments || Top||


Soldiers shoot, kill Palestinian teen suspected of having a gun — IDF
[IsraelTimes] Incident takes place during violent demonstration near Ramallah in the West Bank; army says case is being investigated

Israeli troops rubbed out a Paleostinian teenager suspected of having a gun at a protest in the central West Bank on Wednesday, the army said. According to the military, the 17-year-old, identified as Musab Firas al-Tamimi, was taking part in a violent protest in the village of Deir Nidham, near Ramallah. Soldiers said he appeared to be holding a gun, prompting them to open fire, the Israel Defense Forces said.

An army spokesperson said it was not immediately confirmed that al-Tamimi had been armed at the time of the shooting.

"The circumstances are being investigated," she said.

The military said approximately 30 Paleostinian were taking part in the violent protest in Deir Nidham, throwing rocks at Israeli troops.

Al-Tamimi was shot in the neck and critically injured, according to a spokesperson for the Paleostinian Red Islamic Thingy. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
the Paleostinian Health Ministry said.

The West Bank has seen near-daily protests since 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...
announced that he was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6.
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At least 7 Russian planes destroyed by shelling at Syrian air base
[Ynet] At least seven Russian planes were destroyed by rebel shelling at the Hmeymim air base in Syria on Dec. 31, Russian daily Kommersant reported late on Wednesday, citing two sources.

In the single biggest loss of military hardware for Russia since it launched air strike in Syria in autumn 2015, more than 10 servicemen were maimed in the attack by "radical Islamists", the report said.

At least four Su-24 bombers, two Su-35S fighters and an An-72 transport plane, as well as an ammunition depot, were destroyed by the shelling, Kommersant said on its website, citing two "military-diplomatic" sources.

Kommersant said the Russian defence ministry had not commented. Rooters was not able to immediately reach the ministry.

Earlier on Wednesday, the ministry said a Mi-24 helicopter had crash-landed in Syria on Dec. 31 due to a technical fault and two pilots died.

Last month, Russia began establishing a permanent presence at Hmeymim and a naval base at Tartous although President Vladimir Putin
...Second and fourth President and sixth of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead...
has ordered a "significant" withdrawal of his military from Syria, declaring their work largely done.
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#1  $200m up in smoke. That'll smart.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/04/2018 14:59 Comments || Top||


20 civilians killed by Assad regime in E. Ghouta
[AA.TR] At least 20 non-combatants were killed in attacks by Bashir al-Assad regime forces in opposition-held parts of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta district, according to Syrian Civil Defense sources.

The Syrian Civil Defense organization, also known as the White Helmets, said that 11 civilians -- including White Helmets personnel -- were killed by regime attacks in the district’s Misraba area late Wednesday.

Another six people were killed in Arbin area of Eastern Ghouta Wednesday night, said the White Helmets adding that three more civilians, including two children, were also killed by regime Arclight airstrikes in Beyt Sava area.

The Russian air force bombarded the civilian settlements in the region to give air support to the regime forces that sieged the Eastern Ghouta and intensified its attack on civilians, according to White Helmet sources.

Hammuria, Duma, Haresta, Ayn Tarma, Madyara, Arbin, Kafar Batna, Misraba, Marj and Beyt Seva regions were also targeted with heavy artillery fires and airstrikes on Wednesday, said the group.

The maimed were taken to hospitals by Civil Defense teams.

Assad forces have been bombing Eastern Ghouta since Nov. 14.

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Revolutionary Guards deployed to crush Iran demonstrations
[ARABNEWS] Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards deployed forces on Wednesday to three provinces to put down an eruption of anti-regime unrest as 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...
assured the demonstrators of support "at a suitable time."

The protests, that have rattled the holy manal leadership and left 21 people dead, began last week out of frustration over economic hardships suffered by the youth and working class. Now they have evolved into a rising against the powers and privileges of a remote elite, especially Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Defying threats from the judiciary of execution if convicted of rioting, protests resumed after nightfall with hundreds hitting the streets of Malayer in Hamadan province chanting: "People are begging, the supreme leader is acting like God!"

Videos carried by social media showed protesters in the northern town of Nowshahr shouting "death to the dictator" ‐ an apparent reference to Khamenei.

Iranian opposition leaders in the UK are "disgusted" at the failure of British politicians, including Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn to condemn regime brutality as the corpse count continues to climb seven days after protests began in Iran.

"Both the prime minister and the opposition party here have stayed completely silent when Iranian youth are being slaughtered in the streets of Iran," said Laila Jazayeri, director of the Association of Anglo/Iranian Women in the UK.

Three members of Iran’s intelligence forces were killed in festivities in the western city of Piranshahr on Wednesday, Mehr news agency reported, citing a statement from the Revolutionary Guards.

The three died "in a fight with anti-revolutionary elements," the statement read.

The statement did not say if the fight was related to the anti-government protests in Iran.

In a sign of official concern about the resilience of the protests, the Revolutionary Guards commander, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said he had dispatched forces to Hamadan, Isfahan and Lorestan provinces to tackle "the new sedition."

In a state-sponsored show of force aimed at countering the outpouring of dissent, thousands of Iranians also took part in pro-regime rallies in several cities on Wednesday morning.

State television broadcast live footage of rallies in cities across the country, where marchers waved Iranian flags and portraits of Khamenei, Iran’s paramount leader since 1989.
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#1  Going for the whole bank.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/04/2018 2:37 Comments || Top||

#2  This should endear the people to the regime.
Posted by: D. Angock2893 || 01/04/2018 9:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard...

Who decides what units are elite? Are they elite in skill or in pay and luxury? Are they elite compared to other Iranian units or compared to non-elite western units?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/04/2018 16:16 Comments || Top||

#4  "Are they elite compared to other Iranian units or compared to non-elite western units?"

Meh. They roll their own people like the mob for radical Shiah Clerics... That is star wars elite. Or Faust, or Cicero, or Venezuela, or Dante, or Cuba elite. Even Soviet elite Pre and post Stalin. All kinds of elites here.
Posted by: newc || 01/04/2018 23:26 Comments || Top||



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