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Pakistan has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with US: defence minister
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Afghanistan
Airstrikes leave 3 ISIS militants dead in Kunar province of Afghanistan
[Khaama Press] At least three turbans 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 were killed in Arclight airstrikes conducted in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps in the East said the airstrikes were carried out on Monday in the vicinity of Suki district.

According to Silab Corps, a Dshk heavy machine gun, a PKM machine, and a rocket launcher belonging to the holy warriors were also destroyed in the airstrike.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups including the ISIS turbans have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East said Monday that the ISIS turbans launched a coordinated attack on public uprising and Afghan local Police forces in Suki district.

A statement by the Silab Corps said the Afghan armed forces launched artillery and airstrikes in response to the ISIS attacks in Deriwa Gul valley.

The statement further added that twelve ISIS turbans were killed and around thirty others were maimed during the operations.

Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed turbans including the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS gunnies are actively operating in some of its and often carry out insurgency activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Afghan woman killed, 8 civilians wounded in Pakistani artillery shelling
[Khaama Press] A woman was killed and eight other non-combatants were killed in artillery shelling from the other side of Durand Line in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the incident took place on Monday after the Pak military opened artillery shelling on Sarkano district.

The district administrative chief of Sarkano Hanif Khairkhwa confirmed that several rounds of artillery shells landed in Shongari valley on Monday.

He said a woman was killed and eight other civilians from a local village were maimed in the shelling.

This is not the first time the eastern and some southern provinces of Afghanistan comes under rocket attack from the other side of the Durand Line.

The Pak officials are saying that the security forces of the country are only responding to the holy warriors attack.

However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
the local officials in Kunar province saying that thousands of rounds of artillery and rockets have been fired on different parts of Kunar province since the start of the current Afghan year.

The Pak forces have also carried out artillery shelling on some parts of 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..
and Kandahar province where a brief clash also took place earlier last year between the Afghan and Pak forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Three key members of Taliban group arrested in Paktika province
[Khaama Press] The Afghan national defense and security forces have jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
three key members of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group during an operation in Southeastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said Tuesday that the bandidos Lions of Islam were arrested from the vicinity of Zeruk district.

"Yesterday, three senior members of armed Taliban were arrested during an Afghan National Police ambush in the Zirok district, southeastern Paktika province," the statement.

MoI further added "One vehicle, one radio handset and some amount of ammunition seized as well.

The group was the main planner and organizer of terrorist and destructive activities, armed assault and kabooms in different parts of Paktika province."

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the Taliban Lions of Islam have not commented regarding the report so far.

Paktika is among the relatively restive province in southeastern parts of the country where the Taliban Lions of Islam and bandidos Lions of Islam belonging to the other groups including the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are actively operating in some of its remote and restive districts.

Earlier, at least one turban was killed and six others were maimed during an Arclight airstrike in Barmal district of Patkika.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS militants blown up by own explosives in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama Press] At least three holy warriors 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 were blown up by own explosives in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The local security officials said the incident took place late on Sunday in the vicinity of the restive Achin district.

The officials further added that the holy warriors were looking to plant an Improvised Explosive Device in Ghani Khel area when the incident took place, leaving three of them dead.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including the ISIS holy warriors have not commented regarding the report so far.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside kaboomings and boom-mobileings to target the government staff and security personnel.

However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted besides such bombings incur casualties to the security personnel and in some cases the Talibs themselves are killed or maimed.

Earlier, a big shot of the Pak Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), was killed in an kaboom triggered by own explosives in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Army said the Taliban leader Jan Wali who was also famous as Ahmad Sheena was killed in Shaltan district late in December.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
8 terrorists killed in police raid on North Sinai training camp: Egypt's interior ministry
[AlAhram] Egyptian police potted eight gunnies on Tuesday after a shootout broke out while security forces conducted a raid on a terrorist training camp in North Sinai’s El-Arish, the interior ministry said in a statement.

The raid was carried out based on intelligence obtained by the National Security agency, which indicated that the suspects were involved in several terrorist attacks in the governorate.

A number of weapons as well as improvised bombs (IEDs) were found at the site.

The suspects’ identities or affiliations have not yet been determined.

Most of the terrorist attacks that have taken place in North Sinai in recent years, which have mostly targeted security forces, have been claimed by the ISIS-affiliated North Sinai-based group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.
The Times of Israel adds:
The Interior Ministry said the Death Eaters were planning attacks targeting security forces,
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  Eight guys. A training camp. Eight guys......
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 01/10/2018 0:22 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Yemeni video shows shooting down of Saudi F-15 jet
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has released footage of the moment its forces shot down an F-15 fighter jet belonging to the Saudi-led coalition.
American equipment destroying American equipment.
The video released by the Houthi-run al-Masirah television network early on Tuesday shows the exact moment when the aircraft is hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying over the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, the previous day.
Looks like he was flying straight, turned on the afterburners, dropped two flares and then boom. No evasive maneuvers?



Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 01/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Looks like he was flying straight, turned on the afterburners, dropped two flares and then boom. No evasive maneuvers?

On the other hand, I can guarantee that he's a member of a clan closely allied to House of Saud
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/10/2018 3:29 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Notice though that as spectacular as the video is, there is no indication that the -15S actually went down - I'm thinking what we saw here is a MANPADS (think Stinger, or other man-portable SAM) shot that didn't QUITE reach it's intended target. I'm guessing the Eagle driver needed new underwear when he got back, but he's otherwise okay.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/10/2018 4:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Best plane in the world is only as good as the pilot and mechanics.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/10/2018 12:09 Comments || Top||

#4  That pilot didnt do much...

OK he turned on the afterburner for a heat seeking missle.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/10/2018 18:34 Comments || Top||

#5  There is reason to believe that R-27s have been engineered into SAMs much as SA-2s were adapted to be ballistic missiles.
Posted by: Tzsenator || 01/10/2018 21:01 Comments || Top||


Europe
Kurdish soccer player in ‘safe place’ after Germany attack
[IsraelTimes] A German-Ottoman Turkish soccer player whose car was shot at on a German highway is in a "safe place" and receiving police protection after the apparent liquidation attempt, his lawyer says.

Deniz Naki, who plays in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
and is known for his pro-Kurdish views, was unharmed in the shooting late Sunday which he believes was linked to his criticism of the Ottoman Turkish government.

The 28-year-old tells German media his SUV came under fire from a black van on the A4 motorway near the western town of Dueren, leaving two bullets lodged in his car.

"I was afraid for my life," says German-born Naki, who plays for the third-tier club Amedspor in the majority-Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. "I am a walking target in Turkey because of my pro-Kurdish stance," he is quoted as saying.

German prosecutors have opened an investigation into attempted murder, and coppers have since taken Naki to "a hidden location" as a precaution, his lawyer Soran Haldi Mizrak tells the DPA news agency.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Third-tier Turkish club player - the dude sucks. Since this isn't the first time he's gotten into hot water, I'm inclined to say someone in Turkey's government wants this guy to take the dirt nap.
Posted by: Raj || 01/10/2018 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  They don't make hired goons like they used to.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 01/10/2018 1:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Erdogan's thugs don't get much range time.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/10/2018 6:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Most of the talented goons have been purged. The key marker of a Gulenist is a drive toward excellence and success, like the Calvinists. In order not to get caught in the Erdogan net...
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 8:18 Comments || Top||


Germany indicts Syrian on charges of promoting Islamic State
[Ynet] A 37-year-old Syrian mathematician has been formally charged in Germany on allegations of promoting 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....
group, obtaining bomb-making instructions and other crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The man, who wasn't identified, is alleged to have posted videos on social media between July and December 2016 in which he urged support for IS and attempted to solicit new recruits for the group.

German prosecutors said they considered another post, in which the suspect praised the killing of Jordanian author Nahed Hattar , a prominent critic of IS, to constitute incitement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
7 killed as suicide bomber targets police truck in Quetta
[DAWN] At least seven people were killed on Quetta's Zarghoon Road when a jacket wallah rammed into a parked police truck on Tuesday, injuring 16 people, police said.

Five coppers and two passers-by were among those killed, Inspector General of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Police Moazzam Jah Ansari told news hounds. He said eight coppers were maimed in the attack.

According to News Agency that Dare Not be Named, the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain (TTP) grabbed credit for the attack, saying a suicide bomber targeted a police contingent returning from duty at the provincial assembly building.

IG Ansari said the suicide bomber had walked up to the scene and went kaboom! near the back of the police truck. He said the earlier impression that the attacker could have travelled to the truck on a cycle of violence was not correct.

Bomb Disposal Squad officials said 10 kilograms of explosives had been used in the attack. Most deaths occurred due to the impact from ball bearings and pellets stored in the bomber's suicide jacket, said the IG.

IG Ansari while talking to news hounds said he could "tell in advance" that the suicide bomber must have come from across the Afghan border, as DNA tests showed suicide bombers involved in previous attacks in Quetta were foreign nationals too.

He said the Lions of Islam had targeted police in the attack and not the Balochistan Assembly, which is in the same area, as the blast occurred an hour after the assembly session had ended.

The injured, which include security personnel and civilians, were shifted to Quetta Civil Hospital's trauma centre after being administered first aid, the hospital's front man told DawnNews.
Posted by: Fred || 01/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Pakistan has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with US: defence minister
[DAWN] Pakistain has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with the United States in the wake of 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 allegation that Pakistain has given the US "nothing but lies and deceit" and suspension of security aid for Pakistain, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said while addressing a gathering at Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Speaking during a seminar titled 'Contours of Security Environment of Pakistain', Khan said the US is facing defeat in Afghanistan despite spending billions of dollars. He alleged that the US is using Pakistain as a 'scapegoat' for its failures in Afghanistan.

"Pakistain does not want to put a price on its sacrifices but wants them to be recognised," the defence minister said, adding that Pakistain will not allow Afghanistan's war to be fought on Pak territory.

Khan also said that the US is busy in a blame game against Pakistain rather than providing it with assistance to secure the Pak-Afghan border.

The US Embassy in Islamabad said it had not been informed about the suspension of military cooperation by Pakistain.

"We have not received any formal communication regarding a suspension," Embassy front man Richard Snelsire said, according to VOA news.

Answering a question during the seminar, the defence minister said that Pakistain took the right steps by blocking NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
supplies to Afghanistan in the aftermath of 2011 attack at Salala check post.

But Pakistain is not taking the same route after Trump's recent tirade as it is a "leverage we want to use at the appropriate time", he clarified.

Posted by: Fred || 01/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [593 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Huh. After they sheltered bin Laden for years, I wonder what the difference will be
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/10/2018 6:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Cooperation may not mean the same thing in Arabic that it does in English...
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/10/2018 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  So they decided to stop lying about pretending to cooperate.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/10/2018 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  More like they will be messing with our LOG Trains for Afghanistan.
Posted by: newc || 01/10/2018 9:40 Comments || Top||

#5  You have a point, newc. But please tell me again why we care about Afghanistan.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/10/2018 11:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Cooperation may not mean the same thing in Arabic that it does in English...

Or, given that it’s Pakistan, Punjabi, Pashtun, Sindhi... ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 11:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Urdu.....
Posted by: Frank G || 01/10/2018 12:14 Comments || Top||

#8  How can we tell?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/10/2018 14:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Guess the 19th hole around Washington DC won't be the same no tea boys after a grueling day of dorky clothing back room deals to sell out the country and ass sex in the bushes ahhhhh wahhhhh!
Posted by: Jeaque Glomoter1116 || 01/10/2018 14:30 Comments || Top||

#10  I wish Joe Mendiola's son would just change his online name and be done with it.
Posted by: Raj || 01/10/2018 15:35 Comments || Top||

#11  How can we tell? Does it make a difference to us?
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 01/10/2018 16:31 Comments || Top||

#12  Stealth drones everywhere!
Posted by: T. Panda2560 || 01/10/2018 20:47 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Two Islamic State hotbeds destroyed during military operation in Diyala
Diyala (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Two Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
hotbeds were destroyed Tuesday during a military operation at Hawi al-Azim area in northern Diyala, a military commander was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Tuesday, Commander of Tigris Operations Lieutenant General Mazhar al-Ezzawi said, "Security forces destroyed two hideouts of Islamic State and detonated a booby-trapped vehicle during a military operation that was launched on Monday to cleanse the western parts of Hawi al-Azim area in northern Diyala from Islamic State remnants."

"The Tigris Operations Command is determined to totally purge every inch in Diyala from Islamic State," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Purge - excellent word.
Posted by: Raj || 01/10/2018 11:33 Comments || Top||


Salahuddin-Diyala Border Clearances: new big turban, 2 turbans permanently unravelled

IS inaugurates Kurdish leader as emir on Salahuddin-Diyala borders

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has inaugurated a Kurdish emir for the first time at the region between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, a senior security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, on condition of anonymity, the source said, “IS inaugurated for the first time one ots Kurdish leaders as an emir at Mutaibija region, on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin.”

The Kurdish leader, according to the source, “was working at the so-called Kirkuk State.”

On Monday, Jabbar al-Maamouri, senior leader with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said in remarks that the militant group executed some of its members in Salahuddin province for refusing to carry out suicide attacks.

Mutaibija has complicated terrain, with numerous hills that serve as a good hideout for militants. Occasional attacks have been witnessed there by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014.

Two Islamic State militants killed in Diyala security operation

Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – Two Islamic State militants were killed during a security operation in a border area between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, a police command was quoted as saying Tuesday.

“A joint security force from Diyala police and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) carried out a military operation in Mtaibijh border area between Diyala and Salahuddin, killing two Islamic State militants,” the Diyala Police Command said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Mawazin News.

“The troops also destroyed four hotbeds that were used by the terrorist Islamic State group for storing foodstuffs,” the statement read.

“In addition, 10 mortar shells were seized and 12 bombs were dismantled during the military operation,” the statement added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kirkuk Kombat Kronicle: 4 turbans permanently unravelled

Iraqi forces arrest more IS members, make ground gains in Kirkuk purge

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces on Tuesday advanced further and made more arrests as a recent operation continues to clear areas in Kirkuk province from remnant Islamic State militants.

The Popular Mobilization Forces said through their media that troops, backed by Iraqi army divisions completed the clearing of five villages northeast of the town of Hawija, Islamic State’s former stronghold in Kirkuk.

It said it seized munitions belonging to the group, and continue to chase fleeing militants at areas surrounding Hawija.

Hussein Ali Najm, commander of the PMF’s 56th birgade, said in a statement that troops had managed to arrest a large number of IS members at the eastern Hawija regions.

Paramilitary troops kill so-called Islamic State mufti, three companions in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – Paramilitary troops killed on Tuesday a senior religious leader in Islamic State group near a Kirkuk village, the troops’ spokesman was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alsumaria News, spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Forces’ northern axis Ali al-Hussieni said, “The PMF’s 16th brigade killed the so-called Islamic State mufti of Kirkuk and three of his companions during a military operation near a village at Daquq district in southern Kirkuk.”

The slain IS leader was identified as Abdul Qader al-Azzi.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb & Bullet Bulletin

Three people killed, injured in bomb blast near Baghdad industrial district

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – One person was killed and two others were injured in a bomb blast in Baghdad Tuesday, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge went off near the industrial district at Taji district north of Baghdad, leaving a civilian dead and two others injured,” the source told Baghdad Today.

“Ambulances rushed to the blast site and carried the dead body to the forensic medicine department, and the injured to hospital for treatment,” the source added.

On 96th anniv. of Police Day, Iraqi cop injured in Baghdad bomb blast

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – While Iraqis celebrate the 96th anniversary of the Iraqi Police Day, an Iraqi cop was injured in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge went off while a police patrol was passing by Taji district north of the Iraqi capital, leaving a policeman injured,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Baghdad Today.

“The injured policeman was carried to hospital for treatment,” the source said.

In a related development, the same source said, “Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a vehicle at al Jihad neighborhood in western Baghdad.”

“The attack left the driver, who works for the Mayoralty of Baghdad, dead,” the source added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/10/2018 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jerusalem police prevent gathering of Palestinian terror group
[IsraelTimes] Jerusalem Police chief Yoram Halevy issues an order preventing a planned gathering in East Jerusalem of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Paleostine
... a breakaway faction of the Pöpular Frönt för the Liberation of Paleostine. The are regarded as the most intellectual of Paleostinian fedayeen groups, smoking cheap cigarettes and drawing heavily on Marxist-Leninist theory to explain their crappy lives. They can occasionally be seen strutting through the streets of Paleostine, dressed up like soldiers and lugging firearms, though they seldom manage to hit anything and then usually by accident. This may be because of their habit of wearing black masks that cut off most of their vision. That would also explain their habit of occasionally walking into walls, which is a well-known attribute of those immersed in true understanding of the dialectic...
, a Paleostinian terror group.

The event was slated to take place Tuesday, but officers arrive at the scene and prevent it from taking place, according to Hebrew media reports.

Three organizers are taken for questioning.

The DFLP has been relatively inactive in recent years, but was once a prominent terror group. It carried out the infamous Ma’alot massacre in 1974 in which 25 people, most of them Israeli schoolchildren, were murdered.
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Soldiers arrest Palestinian girl with a knife, bottle of gasoline
[IsraelTimes] Israeli security forces incarcerated
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
on Tuesday a Paleostinian teenage girl who was found in possession of a utility knife and a bottle of gasoline at a bus stop in the central West Bank, the army said.

An Israeli civilian spotted the teenager behaving suspiciously at the Shiloh Junction, north of Ramallah. He drew his pistol and called on her to halt.

The girl then took out and threw away the knife that she had in her possession, an army spokesperson said.

A short while later, Israel Defense Forces soldiers arrived on the scene and placed her under arrest. During a search of her bag, they found the plastic bottle full of gasoline, the IDF said.

"She is now being questioned," the spokesperson said.

There were no injuries reported.

Palestinian arrested in suspected stabbing attempt in Samaria

[Ynet] A Paleostinian man was tossed in the clink
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in the Shilo Junction in Samaria following a suspected stabbing attempt. No injuries were reported.
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IDF troops search for rabbi’s killers, set up roadblocks outside Nablus
[IsraelTimes] Victim of deadly drive-by shooting attack named as Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six who lived in a nearby settlement.

Israeli troops launched a manhunt in the northern West Bank on Tuesday night, after a fatal terror attack in which an Israeli rabbi was rubbed out while driving down a highway outside Nablus, the army said.

Paleostinian media reported that Israeli troops had closed down roads in the area and had begun entering nearby Paleostinian villages in a search for the Death Eaters behind the shooting.

The military confirmed that it had set up road closures around the Nablus area, following a "situational assessment" by the head of the army’s Central Command, Maj. Gen. Roni Numa, the head of the Judea and Samaria Division, Brig. Gen. Eran Niv, and the head of the Samaria Brigade, Col. Gilad Amit.

"A number of actions were decided upon in order to locate the Death Eaters who committed the shooting attack, including security checks upon entrances and exits to and from the city of Nablus and placing forces and security crossings across the city," the army said.

"Additional forces were called to the scene in order to complete missions in the area," the military said in a statement.

Following the shooting attack outside the Havat Gilad outpost, settlers from the nearby Yitzhar community entered the adjacent Paleostinian village of Burin and began throwing rocks at Paleostinian residents, the Israel Defense Forces said. IDF soldiers who arrived at the scene dispersed the rock-throwing settlers, an army spokesperson said. There were no reports of serious injuries.

In a rare move, the Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, terrorist group’s military wing released a statement praising the attack, calling it "heroic" and a sign of future attacks to come, though the organization did not take responsibility for the shooting.

"The attack outside Nablus is the first real response to show the leaders of the enemies and those that are behind them (the United States), that things that you fear ‐ are coming," Hamas said in a statement, according to the Ynet news site.

Israeli defense officials have repeatedly warned that Hamas is looking to carry out terror attacks in the West Bank.

Shortly before 8:00 p.m., 35-year-old father of six Rabbi Raziel Shevach was driving in his car on the highway near his home in the Havat Gilad outpost when shots were fired at him from a passing car. Shevach was shot in the neck, but managed to call his wife and tell her to call an ambulance.

Civilian and military medics rushed to the scene and tried to stop the bleeding as they took him to Kfar Saba’s Meir Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
Soldiers immediately began searching the area for the shooters.

Shevach’s funeral will be held at the Havat Gilad outpost at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The head of the local settler council, Yossi Dagan, harshly criticized the government for failing to install security cameras in the area.

"If they had been (installed), these vile murderers would have been caught. Raziel was killed near the community of Gilad Farms, where there are no security apparatuses, despite repeated requests from my regional council," Dagan said in a statement.

"This terrible attack should be a tremendous warning sign," he added.

In November, Dagan launched a hunger strike along with representatives of bereaved families calling on the government to immediately transfer funds to improve West Bank’s security infrastructure. The campaign ended with an agreement signed by Netanyahu which puts in writing a pledge to include NIS 800 million ($228 million) in the 2018 budget to be used for West Bank roads and infrastructure development.

In December, the government approved an additional NIS 40 million ($11.5 million) grant for Israeli local and regional councils in the West Bank. Yesha settlement umbrella council front man Yigal Dilmoni told The Times of Israel then that the allocation is merely an allocation that the settlements receive annually.
Update from The Times of Israel at 11:40a.m. ET:
Clashes reportedly broke out between Paleostinians and Israeli settlers in the West Bank following the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevach who was murdered in a terror attack last night.

Reports in Hebrew-language media say no one was injured in the incident near the Paleostinian village of Farata, close to where the funeral for the Israeli victim was held.

Rabbis for Human Rights, an Israeli NGO, says the scuffles broke out when a group of 20 settlers returning home from the funeral broke windows at the houses of several Paleostinian residents.
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#1  Of course, if they are caught their families will be getting like 2000 $ a month for as long as they are in prison - or comparable pension if they're killed.
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Bus-torching rebels confess in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] Three people detained in connection with the arson attack on a passenger bus in Yala province on December 17 have confessed to carrying out the strike on the orders of two insurgents leading a group in Yala, a security source said Monday. The two insurgents are Abdulloh Tapohto and Ahama Luebaesa, both of whom remain at large in the area, the source added.

Four suspects were initially detained a few days after the attack, which resulted in no casualties or major injuries as the passengers were ordered off the bus before it was set on fire. When the bus stopped, 10-15 armed men dressed like soldiers emerged from roadside bushes and ordered everybody off the vehicle. They then doused the vehicle with gasoline and set it alight before leaving the scene.

Another 20 suspects were apprehended in a series of raids carried out late last week, the source said. The raids were carried out by police, military rangers and local administrative officials in Bannang Sata district. The raids and subsequent detentions were kept secret.

Several suspects told investigators the attack was meant to undermine public confidence in the government's economic zone which is being implemented in the southern border provinces.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Some 3,700 Iranians arrested during protests, unrest, lawmaker says
[IsraelTimes] An Iranian reformist politician says some 3,700 people were incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in the days of protests and unrest that roiled Iran over the past two weeks, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released.

The protests, which vented anger at high unemployment and official corruption, were the largest seen in Iran since the disputed 2009 presidential election, and some demonstrators called for the overthrow of the government. At least 21 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding the protests.

The official news website of the Iranian parliament, icana.ir, quotes Mahmoud Sadeghi of Tehran as saying that different security and intelligence forces detained the protesters, making it difficult to know the exact number of detainees. He did not elaborate, nor did he say where he got the figure.

Previously, authorities have said "hundreds" were arrested in Tehran alone, not offering a total figure for arrests as the demonstrations spread into the Iranian countryside, including small towns.

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has said about 42,000 people at most took part in the anti-government protests. Sadeghi’s figure of arrested offered Tuesday would mean nearly nine percent of those who demonstrated were arrested.
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Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria: Syrian army
More on this story from yesterday.
[DAWN] The Israeli army carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria overnight, causing damage near a military position, the Syrian army said on Tuesday.

Israel's military has carried out several attacks on the Syrian army and its ally Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011.

The Israeli air force conducted strikes on the Qutayfeh area northeast of Damascus, causing the Syrian army to retaliate and "hit one of its planes", the Syrian army said in a statement.

Syrian air defences intercepted one rocket, but several more hit "near a military position, causing material damage," it added.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based war monitor, said the air strikes targeted Syrian army and Hezbollah weapon depots. The strikes sparked "successive kabooms and fires, causing material damage" in the depots, where land-to-land missiles have been stored among other weapons, the Observatory said.

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