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U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA
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Afghanistan
Airstrikes on ISIS training camps, compounds leaves several dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A series of Arclight airstrikes have been carried out on ISIS targets including a training camp of the terror group in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan, leaving several bandidos turbans dead.

The provincial government media office in a statement said Thursday at least six ISIS bandidos turbans were killed in an airstrike conducted in Gorgori area of Haka Mina district during the counter-terrorism operations by the ground forces.

Teh statement further added that airstrikes were also carried out on ISIS training camp in Esta Karan and Gorgori areas, leaving ten ISIS bandidos turbans as they were receiving training.

According to the governor’s office, airstrikes were also carried out on two ISIS compounds in Shabe area of the district, leaving at least five bandidos turbans dead.

The security forces and the local residents did not suffer any casualties during the airstrikes which were carried out in the past 48 hours, the statement added.

Posted by: Fred || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


13 dead, 18 wounded in Kabul suicide attack: officials
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The security officials in Kabul put the casualties toll in Kabul suicide kaboom at 13 dead and 18 maimed, including civilians and police personnel.

The deputy spokesperson for the ministry of interior Nasrat Rahimi told news hounds in Kabul today that 13 coppers bit the dust in the attack.

He said at least 16 coppers and 2 civilians were also maimed after a jacket wallah detonated his explosives among the police personnel and civilians.

The head of the Criminal Investigation Department Salim Ehsas said the security forces have closed 24 shops selling drugs in the area.

However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
he said the security forces fierce resistance from certain residents of the area during the operations.

This comes as the local residents and eyewitnesses in the area had earlier said that the suicide attack took place at the end of a demonstration in the area.

The blast took place late on Thursday night in Bani Esar area of the city located in the 9th police district of the city.

Security sources in the area had earlier said that 20 people have been killed and more than 20 others have sustained injuries in the attack.

Posted by: Fred || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
IED Explosion Kills AMISOM Soldier In Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] An kaboom in Bulo Burte town in Hiran region has killed at least one soldier serving with 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...
Mission to Somalia [AMISOM] on Friday.

The blast has resulted from a remotely-controlled landmine planted in the main Airport in the town, according to local residents who spoke to Radio Shabelle.

The Improvised Explosive Device [IED] has left 1 Djibouti peacekeeper and two others maimed. No group has yet claimed credit for the bombing targeted the AU forces.

In the aftermath of the kaboom, the Djibouti troops carried out an operation that saw the arrest of several Somali soldiers in connection with the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


US Designates Somalia-Based Al-Shabab’ Deputy Leader As ‘Global Terrorist’
[RADIOSHABELLE] The United States government has designated the deputy leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
myrmidon group a "global terrorist."

A State Department statement says the designation of Abukar Ali Adan blocks any assets of his that are subject to US jurisdiction and prohibits US citizens from making any transactions with him.

The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab is the deadliest Islamic myrmidon group in Africa. It has been blamed for the October truck bombing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, that killed 512 people.

Little is publicly known about the reclusive Ali Adan. The US has designated al-Shabaab as a foreign terrorist organization, and the Trump administration early last year approved expanded military efforts against the group. More than 30 US dronezaps were carried out against al-Shabaab last year.

Posted by: Fred || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Presidential Council freebooters force attacks Abu Kammash Chemical Complex in western Libya
[Libya Observer] An gang from Zintan loyal to the commander of the Western Military Zone of Presidential Council, Osama Jwaili, launched a surprise attack on Abu Kammash Chemical Complex, western Libya, on Friday in a bid to take control of the complex and Ras Ajdir border crossing with Tunisia.

The gang attacked the complex at around 4am causing some damage to Abu Kammash cop shoppe and its vehicles before being repelled by forces from Zuwara.

The residential area of Abu Kammash was evacuated for safety reasons. Ras Ajdir border was also closed.

The Amazigh Supreme Council deplored the attack, warning that "such actions could lead to an ethnic war."

On Thursday, Osama Jwaili revealed that his forces are going to launch "an anti-crime operation" in west Libya.

Posted by: Fred || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: state media
[GEO.TV] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over the kingdom's south near the border with Yemen, state media reported, hours after Yemeni rebels said they had launched an attack.

The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
rebels, locked in a war against Yemen's Saudi-backed government, said they had fired a missile at the kingdom's southwestern province of Najran in a statement tweeted by their al-Masirah television channel.

Saudi air defences intercepted the ballistic missile over Najran, according to the kingdom's state-owned Al Ekhbariya news channel.

A front man for the Saudi-led military alliance fighting the Houthis in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
did not immediately respond to a request for further details.

Saudi Arabia, which has been targeted by multiple rocket attacks in recent weeks, has blamed its regional rival Iran for arming the Houthis in the Yemen war.

Posted by: Fred || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
3 Islamic State members, including suicide attacker, killed in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) 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....
members, including a suicide kaboomer, were killed in Salahuddin, the Iraqi Defense Ministry announced on Friday.

In a statement, the ministry said, "the troops of Salahuddin Operations Command carried out a wide-scale campaign to inspect an island in west of Tikrit. This came after information showed presence of group of forces of Evil in villages of al-Jouza and al-Shiha."

While inspection, seven rest houses were seized," according to the statement. "Our troops deployed between al-Salman and al-Mashak, east of Makhoul mountains, noticed presence of forces of Evil there. Three of them, including a suicide attacker, were killed."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bombs & Bullets Bulletin: 12 casualties, one arrest

Twelve people killed, injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Twelve people were killed and wounded in two bomb blasts in north and west of Baghdad, security sources were quoted saying.

“A bomb, placed near a popular market in Sabaa al-Bour region in al-Taji district, north of Baghdad, exploded,” a source told Baghdad Today on Friday.

“The blast left a civilian killed and six others wounded,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added. “Ambulances transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, while the victim was taken to the forensic medicine department.”

In related news, another bomb blast occurred in west of Baghdad leaving five people wounded.

“A bomb went off near a market in al-Radwaniya region, west of Baghdad,” another source added.

“The blast left five people wounded,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, said.

Islamic State’s media official arrested in Baghdad: Ministry

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Defense Ministry has announced arresting the Islamic State member in charge of the militant group’s media in Baghdad.

In a statement on Friday, the ministry said the intelligence department and Baghdad security troops managed to arrest the group’s media official in the so-called Diyala State.
Translation problem? Normally it is described as Diyala province, I believe.
“The militant was at one of the houses in Aadhamiya region, north of Baghdad,” it added.
That appears to be a neighbourhood of Baghdad...
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA
The United States administration froze a $125 million grant to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN’s agency for "Palestinian refugees", which was supposed to be delivered on January 1, Channel 10 News reported on Friday, citing three Western diplomats.

The amount frozen is one-third of the annual funding the United States provides the organization, according to the report.

The three diplomats, who asked to remain anonymous because of the political sensitivity of the issue, told Channel 10 the grant had been frozen until the end of the reexamination of U.S. aid to the Palestinians, which began in recent days. According to the diplomats, officials in the administration have informed UN officials in the past two days that President Donald Trump is considering cutting this amount completely and could even increase the cut to $180 million, which would be half the total U.S. funding for UNRWA.
And I put this in WOT operations because money is a weapon
With that explanation, I am forced to leave it there.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/06/2018 10:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Fungible"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/06/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#2  I am so happy to have a president that fights against those that want to tear down western civ.

Both muzzies and libtards.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/06/2018 11:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Alrighty now! Who's up for a revote on that "Status of Jerusalem" resolution?
Posted by: Matt || 01/06/2018 12:00 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 Alrighty now! Who's up for a revote on that "Status of Jerusalem" resolution?
Posted by: Matt 2018-01-06 12:00


...Oh, by all means - because you know sure as shootin' that the people who voted against us ain't gonna make up that money...

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/06/2018 12:31 Comments || Top||


Two sentenced for bribing soldiers, smuggling Palestinians into Israel
[Ynet] Operation ringleader from Qalansawe receives 4 years in prison, NIS 150,000 fine and his West Bank accomplice receives 32 months, NIS 80,000 fine for operation smuggling Paleostinians into Israel through Seam Zone checkpoint, bribing soldiers at checkpoint with money, drugs to allow passage without inspection.

An Israeli Arab from the city of Qalansawe has been sentenced to four years in prison, and his accomplice to 32 months, after being convicted of driving Paleostinians into Israel illegally and bribing four IDF soldiers to allow them passage through checkpoints.

The soldiers‐serving along the border at a military checkpoint‐were tossed in the clink
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Posted by: trailing wife || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For their part, Hadija paid the soldiers NIS 100-150 for every Paleostinian

$30 - $44USD. Treachery comes cheap
Posted by: Frank G || 01/06/2018 6:08 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS captures more ground from Al-Qaeda in northeast Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The war of the jihadists continued in the northeastern countryside of Hama, Friday, as the so-called 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....
(ISIS) seized more territory from the al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
forces.

According to pro-opposition activists, ISIS managed to capture the town of Huwaysis ibn Hadib after a short battle with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham on Friday.

In addition to capturing Huwaysis ibn Hadib, ISIS now controls the towns of Rasm al-Hamam, al-Wabid al-Qebli, Mwalah Abu Hadib, Abu Ajwa, Anbaz, Mwalih Swarna Abu Haya, Rasm al-Ahmar, Abu Hilal, Abu Hariq, Abu al-Kusor, Ma’asran, al-Athshan, Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
, Jub Zariq, al-Shiha, Surouj, Alia, Abu Maru, Abu al-Khanadeq, al-Wastiya, Samiriya, Rasm al-Skaf, Janat al-Swarna, Twal al-Dabagheen, Jadida, and Talhan.

ISIS and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham have been at war in northeastern Hama since November, when the former launched a massive operation to build a presence around the Idlib axis.
Posted by: Fred || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Jihadists send large number of reinforcements to Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels recently sent a large number of reinforcements to the Idlib Governorate to help build their defenses around the strategic Abu Dhuhour Military Airport in the eastern part of the province, a Syrian military source told al-Masdar News on Friday.

According to the military source, jihadist rebels from Harakat Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
, Harakat Nouriddeen al-Zinki, and several other factions have moved to the southern and eastern parts of Idlib to help defend the province, despite their tiffs with the al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
terrorist group.

The source added that foreign jihadists from Turkestan and Uzbekistan moved from Jisr al-Shughour, the al-Ghaab Plain, and northeast Latakia to aid in this battle against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

In the coming weeks, the battle for Idlib will likely intensify as the Syrian Arab Army pushes further north from the Hama axis towards the Abu Dhuhour Military Airport.

Posted by: Fred || 01/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Ahrar al-Sham (Salafists)



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2018-01-06
  U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA
Fri 2018-01-05
  13 Islamic State members killed, injured in operation, northeast of Baquba
Thu 2018-01-04
  Revolutionary Guards deployed to crush Iran demonstrations
Wed 2018-01-03
  Egypt executes four Islamist extremists over 2015 bomb attack
Tue 2018-01-02
  Pakistan plans takeover of charities run by Lashkar-e-Taiba
Mon 2018-01-01
  Nigeria: Scores Killed in Boko Haram Attacks in Borno, Yobe
Sun 2017-12-31
  Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted
Sat 2017-12-30
  IS says it was behind Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing
Fri 2017-12-29
  Senior Pakistani Taliban leader blown by own explosives in Kunar province
Thu 2017-12-28
  Islamic State claims attack on Shiite center in Kabul, 41 dead
Wed 2017-12-27
  Swede among 'terror' suspects arrested in the Netherlands
Tue 2017-12-26
  Six Islamic State, involved in killing policeman, killed in Kirkuk
Mon 2017-12-25
  ISIS military commission chief killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan
Sun 2017-12-24
  Taliban’s IED expert famous as Osama killed in NDS operation
Sat 2017-12-23
  Terror Attack in Pennsylvania's State Capital?

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