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Afghanistan
7 Afghan Kops die in ambush in Farah
At least seven police force members were killed in a Taliban ambush in Farah province on Sunday evening, local officials said Monday.

Farah Governor Mohammad Arif Shahjahan confirmed the incident and said a group of Taliban militants on Sunday night attacked security check posts in Raigi area in the outskirts of Farah City when the police forces members went to the area to help their comrades who were attacked by Taliban insurgents.

The governor said three police force members were wounded in the clash.

He said Taliban also suffered casualties in the clash but he did not provide details in this respect.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Posted by: badanov || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Deadly clashes in Libyan capital force airport to close
[Al Jazeera] Fierce festivities between two rival Libyan groups have left at least nine people dead and forced the closure of the main airport, underscoring the bleak prospects for the North African country as it marks seven years since the Arab Spring uprising.

Security officials told Al Jazeera on Monday that all flights had been suspended from Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
's Mitiga airport until further notice, after fighters from the Bugra rebel group attacked the Special Deterrence Force, a group that controls the installation.
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Dang, that Arab Spring just keeps on keeping on.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/16/2018 10:38 Comments || Top||


Gunmen kill Christian in Egypt’s Sinai
[IsraelTimes] Egyptian security officials say button men have rubbed out a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country’s Christian minority.

The officials say three masked button men carried out the attack and identified the victim as 35-year-old Bassem Attallah.

No group grabbed credit for the Saturday attack, which bore the hallmarks of 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....
, which is spearheading a years-long insurgency in northern Sinai. IS has repeatedly targeted Egypt’s Christians, killing more than 100 in a series of deadly bombings and shootings since December 2016. The latest attack was last month, when a gunman opened fire outside a church in Cairo, killing nine people.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Suicide bomber kills 11 people in mosque attack in northeast Nigeria, sources say
[AlAhram] A jacket wallah killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, the epicentre of the conflict with Islamist insurgency 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...
, two military officials, a resident and an aid worker said.

The bomber hit the mosque in the town of Gamboru in Borno state, near Nigeria's 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...
, during dawn prayers, said Ali Mustapha, an aid worker, and Lawan Abba, a resident.

The attack bears the hallmarks of Boko Haram, a jihadist group which frequently uses suicide bombers, often women and girls, to attack crowded public spaces such as mosques and markets.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Houthi capture of US Navy underwater drone
[ATimes] The Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis have captured a US Navy underwater drone. The navy says the drone was part of a “meteorological study,”. So what was really going on?

The drone is a Remus Model 600. The Remus Model 600 is used primarily for mine countermeasures and for littoral battle-space sensing.

The Remus 600 operates autonomously, meaning that it is programmed for a mission before it is released. The mission can be changed or modified, if desired, through an acoustic communications link provided the mother vessel (a ship or submarine) is reasonably close by, since acoustic signals are limited in range. Should the Remus 600 get into trouble, for example experience a technical fault or run into some kind of barrier, it will surface and communicate through a wifi signal. The Remus has a link to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and can transmit its coordinates if it surfaces.

The Houthis were prepared to ferret out the Remus or vehicles like it. You don’t have on hand swimmers and wetsuits and other SEAL-type paraphernalia unless they are pre-positioned. This means that the Houthis were expecting some kind of seaborne military operation, and they were on hot standby to interdict an underwater spy device.

It is unlikely that the Houthis’ swimmers were just lucky in grabbing the Remus 600. They clearly captured it in shallow water, probably in a harbor. Either they were watching Remus operations over time or they had help from outside (for example, from Iran or Russia or both), or they had sensors planted in their harbor capable of picking up the Remus (not an easy task if it can actually be done) or they had intelligence.

The best guess: The US vessels dropping the Remus into the water were observed, enabling the Houthis to figure out where the Remus was heading. The alternative possibility, that the Remus had a technical fault and it surfaced, cannot be ruled out either. We just don’t know the answer.

Capturing the Remus will give the Iranians some ability to clone the device, although they still won’t have the software needed to program it. But that should not be much of a barrier for them. And the Russians, if they are interested, also will have a chance to evaluate the Remus for the same purposes.
In Dec 2016 Rantburg reported on the Chinese blatant theft of a lessor model of the same brand of underwater drone from a US Navy ship attempting to retrieve it from the ocean. Thinking about it a little more this is an Asia Times article so maybe Iran or Russia should be replaced in this story with China to be closer to the truth? link
Posted by: 3dc || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  UCV specs
Posted by: 3dc || 01/16/2018 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  First the stealth drone. No explosives.

Now this. No explosives.

I see a pattern emerging.
Posted by: gorb || 01/16/2018 0:15 Comments || Top||

#3  A year later, perhaps now we have a glimpse of just what the 'riverine' boats captured by Iran were really doing.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2018 13:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, two(2) years.
I seem to be suffering some temporal compression.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2018 13:49 Comments || Top||

#5  I fail to understand why these drones don't have self-destruct mechanisms that go off if they are tampered with.
Posted by: 3dc || 01/16/2018 13:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Also, I don't like the feature where if the drone AI gets confused it automatically surfaces and attempts to contact it's handlers by WiFi. That is just a plain idiotic feature just waiting for exploitation like this Houthi mission.
Posted by: 3dc || 01/16/2018 13:53 Comments || Top||

#7  I suggest that the NAVY change the programming so if it gets confused it Self-Destructs!
Posted by: 3dc || 01/16/2018 13:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Hold on the self-destruct until a recovery team without the secret password pulls it from the water.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2018 14:36 Comments || Top||

#9  or load a Stuxnet V3.0 virus on it and let it be captured
Posted by: Frank G || 01/16/2018 14:49 Comments || Top||

#10  or load a GPS transmi...... oh wait !!!!
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/16/2018 14:56 Comments || Top||

#11  Or put a Hornet fuel system in it, and it would never get out of sight of the Mother ship....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/16/2018 15:47 Comments || Top||


Europe
French prison guards block jails after blade attack by Al Qaeda convict
[TheLocal.fr] French prison officers blocked access to several jails around the country on Monday to demand tighter security after three officers were maimed in a blade attack by a German terror convict last week.

The officers' unions say the blade attack by Christian Ganczarski,
...the German small time thief who converted to Islam at age twenty, took Abu Ibrahim as his nom de Islam, and rose to the inner circle of Al Qaeda, becoming their top recruiter in Germany. He was arrested and released in both Germany and Saudi Arabia before France made it stick, and had some very interesting names in his cellphone...
who is serving an 18-year sentence over the 2002 bombing of a Tunisian synagogue, illustrated the lax approach of prison authorities to violent convicts.

Prison guards used washing machines and a pile of burning tyres to block access to the high-security prison in Vendin-le-Vieil on the border with Belgium where he is being held.

Around 100 officers took part in the protest, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

In an apparent attempt to defuse the situation the prisons service announced that the director of the facility had asked to be "relieved of his command" following calls by wardens for him to be shown the door.

Officers also demonstrated outside Fresnes prison south of Gay Paree, one of La Belle France's largest where riot police were deployed, as well as in Marseille and Lyon.

A former top al-Qaeda member, Ganczarski is accused of criminal masterminding the 2002 suicide kaboom at an historic synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba, in which 21 people were killed. He was sent to jail in 2009.

He lunged at guards on Thursday after learning he might face extradition to the US in connection with investigations into the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to union sources. The prison service said he was armed only with scissors and a razor blade.

Prison guards' unions said his detention conditions had recently been eased despite surveillance indicating he was planning an attack.
Clever. Though to be fair, all the security staff in Europe are severely overworked, given their ratio to real and potential jihadis.
The outgoing head of the prison said he showed no signs of aggression.

On Saturday, trade unions walked out of talks with the justice ministry saying they had failed to receive a "concrete answer" to their demands to
tighten security around dangerous inmates.

The prison where Ganczarski is held will soon be housing Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November 2015 Gay Paree attacks which left 130 people dead.

Abdeslam will be moved to Vendin-le-Vieil from a prison south of Gay Paree in February during his trial in Belgium over a shootout with police in that country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  "Let them eat baguettes!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2018 1:58 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Kashmir: Four Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian fire
[Al Jazeera] Four Pak soldiers were killed in a mortar attack by Indian forces along the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmire region as tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours continue to rise.

The Pak troops were conducting maintenance on communication lines in the border village of Kotli when they came under attack on Monday, the military said.

After the mortar round went kaboom!, Pak forces responded and killed three Indian soldiers while wounding several others, it said.
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


ATCs sentence two to 21 years each for possessing arms
[GEO.TV] Anti-terrorism courts (ATCs) in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Monday sentenced two men to 21 years in prison each, after they were convicted of possessing illegal arms and explosives.

The ATC-II sentenced accused, Afroze alias Nakaam Guddu, for 21 years and imposed a fine worth Rs50,000 on him, a front man for the Pakistain Rangers Sindh said in a statement.

Guddu, who was apprehended in November 2015, was affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
-London (MQM-L), it said.

The other accused, Shahabuddin, was also sentenced for 21 years along with a fine imposed on him worth Rs100,000 by ATC-XIII.

The statement added that Shahabuddin was tossed in the slammer
Please don't kill me!
in March 2017.
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:


Terror outfit's spokesperson surrenders to security forces
[GEO.TV] The spokesperson of banned terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), Asad Mansoor, has surrendered to security forces, sources informed on Monday.

Sources said Mansoor surrendered voluntarily along with two associates in DI Khan and surrendered his weapons and documents.

The JuA, based in 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, has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks inside Pakistain.

Since 2014, when the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar first surfaced, it proved itself to be a lethal terrorist group, perpetrating some of the most brutal attacks in Pakistain.

Pakistain had proscribed the organization in 2016. The group has been involved in more than 100 terrorist attacks on Pak soil.

In July, Pakistain welcomed the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
Security Council decision to include JuA in the list of entities subject to travel bans, arms embargos and freezing of assets.

JuA chief Omar Khalid Khorasani was reported killed in a drone attack in Afghanistan in October last year.

The strike was conducted close to the Pakistain-Afghanistan border
...also known as Pashtunistan, home of ignorance, poverty, and automatic weapons...
in Paktia.
Posted by: Fred || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat ul-Ahrar


Iraq
Rebel counterattack leaves 2 Bad Guys dead in Tall Safuk area
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Paramilitary troops repelled on Monday an attack by Islamic State militants on a border area between Iraq and Syria, Alforat News quoted the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) as saying in a statement.

“The PMF’s 1st brigade repelled a fierce attack launched by Islamic State militants on Tall Safuk area on the Iraqi-Syrian border, killing two of the attackers,” the statement read.

“The troops also destroyed a vehicle that was used by the terrorist group in the area,” the statement read. “Many of IS militants fled the scene after the attack.”
Posted by: badanov || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


1 Bad Guy dies in fighting in Sulaymaniyah
Sulaymaniyah (Iraqinews.com) – Clashes erupted on Monday between militants and counter-terrorism forces near the Chamchamal federal prison in Sulaymaniyah, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today on Monday, the source said, “The clashes between the two sides near the Baghdad-run prison in Chamchamal left a militant dead and another injured.”

Meanwhile, Ramik Ramazan, the mayor of Chamchamal, said the Iraqi government has agreed with its Kurdish counterpart to “transfer the central prison from Chamchamal to Susey in Sulaymaniyah.”

Kirkuk officials previously urged reinforcing military troops in the south and west of the province, as the region still has Islamic State members who escaped during liberation of Hawija to remote areas.
Posted by: badanov || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


3 Iraqi personnel die near Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Three police personnel were killed in an attack by Islamic State members in south of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh police said on Monday.

“IS members set up an ambush and killed three police personnel using their guns,” Cap. Lutfi Shehab told BasNews. The attack was carried out in Ain al-Jahsh village, south of Mosul.

Shehab also added that a citizen was kidnapped by gunmen from al-Jazayer region, east of Mosul, on Monday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared in July victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25,000 Islamic State militants were killed throughout the campaign. Earlier this month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.
Posted by: badanov || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix
ISIS cell detained in Fallujah

Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – Security forces arrested on Monday a terrorist cell of Islamic State in Fallujah city, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alsumaria News TV channel, the source said, “The three-strong terrorist cell of Islamic State was arrested at al-Shohadaa district in southern Fallujah.”

“They have extorted thousands of dollars from local residents in Fallujah,” the source said, adding that the terrorist cell was taken to a detention center for interrogation.

Earlier in the day, a military source said two Islamic State militants were arrested in Anna city, 210 km west of Anbar.

“The two terrorists were residing at al-Rayhanna village in Anna before joining Islamic State,” the source told Alsumaria News.
Posted by: badanov || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 27, wounds 64
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and 64 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the deadliest attack so far this year in the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said.

Two men detonated explosives vests in Aviation Square, a commercial district and gathering point for day laborers seeking work, scores of whom were killed and injured, according to the official.

Iraq declared victory last month over Islamic State (IS) militants who seized control of nearly a third of the country in 2014. However, IS continues to carry out attacks and bombings in Baghdad and different parts of the country.

The German foreign ministry condemned the devastating attack in Baghdad and expressed its condolences to the families of those killed.

The attack in Aviation Square was one of the deadliest in Baghdad since a massive truck bomb killed at least 324 people in the nearby commercial district of Karrada in July 2016.

The Karrada bombing was the deadliest single attack in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

3 wounded in bombing attack in Jisr Diyala region

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, south of Baghdad, a security source said on Monday.

“A bomb placed on the side of the road in Jisr Diyala region, south of Baghdad, went off in the morning, leaving three people injured,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and transferred the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

Early on Monday, a twin suicide bombing rocked al-Tayaran Square in central Baghdad killing 26 and injuring 95 others.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Arab Israeli man accused of plotting Islamic State-inspired attack
[IsraelTimes] Shin Bet says 26-year-old Taibe resident tried ‐ and failed ‐ to recruit others to join him during summer's Temple Mount crisis
The kid had big dreams... and no follow-through.
A young Arab Israeli man was tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
earlier this month on the suspicion that he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terror group and planned to carry out an attack in Israel on its behalf, the Shin Bet security service announced on Sunday.

Hassan Sheikh Youssef, 26, from the Arab Israeli city of Taibe, was charged in the Central District Court in Lod on Sunday. With the filing of the indictment, a gag order on the case was removed.

According to the Shin Bet, Sheikh Youssef began supporting the organization approximately three years ago, watching the videos put out by the Islamic State on the internet.

"The investigation also found that Youssef watched video guides on how to prepare explosives and even tried to get someone else to buy an M-16 assault rifle with him," the security service said in a statement.

He was arrested earlier this month in a joint operation by the Shin Bet and Israel Police.

The Shin Bet said he tried to recruit others to join the Islamic State group this past summer, during the controversy surrounding Israel’s decision to place metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there.

According to the security service, he planned to convince them to work with him to commit "different types of terror attacks, including a shooting in Jerusalem, setting off a boom-mobile next to the cop shoppe in Taibe and a stabbing."

However,
some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go...
Sheikh Youssef was rebuffed by everyone he contacted, the Shin Bet said.

Israel has seen comparatively few citizens join the Islamic State terror group, though it remains a significant concern to security forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Destroyed Hamas tunnel larger than predecessors, could fit dozens of terrorists
[Ynet] Depth of destroyed tunnel estimated to be dozens of meters underground, height and width large enough to allow passage of dozens of terrorists, equipment; tunnel discovered weeks ago, Egypt notified of its existence over weekend, said to be incensed with Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, at breach of illusory sovereignty; Kerem Shalom Crossing to reopen Tuesday.

The Hamas tunnel destroyed over the weekend underneath the Kerem Shalom Crossing was several dozen meters deep, according to estimates, and its height and width are said to be more considerable compared to previous tunnels, enabling the passage of a several-dozen-strong force, as well as armaments, through it.

The tunnel was first discovered several weeks ago, while Egypt was notified of its existence this past weekend, and is incensed with Hamas due to the tunnel's encroachments into the Sinai Peninsula.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  With a little luck, there were dozens of terrorists inside when they dropped it.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/16/2018 12:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Engineered by the North Koreans?
Deep enough to pass unimpeded under the barrier walls.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2018 13:51 Comments || Top||

#3  at that depth, it would have been vulnerable to water seepage so in addition to the expense of excavation and structural support the cost of construction would have included waterproofing
Posted by: lord garth || 01/16/2018 15:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Perhaps the Juice need to frack for Paleos
Posted by: Frank G || 01/16/2018 16:52 Comments || Top||

#5  I always liked Ariel Sharon's idea of building a trench filled with sea water along the border.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/16/2018 17:47 Comments || Top||


Palestinians say protester killed in West Bank clashes with IDF
[IsraelTimes] Muhammad Ahmed Saleem, 24, died of gunshot wound to the head during protest near Qalqiliya, PA health ministry says

A 24-year-old Paleostinian was shot and killed in festivities on Monday with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, the Paleostinian Authority health ministry said.

The ministry said Muhammad Ahmed Saleem, 24, was shot while taking part in a violent protest in the village of Jayyous, near the city of Qalqilya.

The Israel Defense Forces said that soldiers opened fired at demonstrators, but could not yet confirm the reports of Saleem’s death.

The army said that dozens of Paleostinians took part in the protest, throwing rocks at IDF soldiers.

"Soldiers responded with riot dispersal means and live rounds, after which the riot was dispersed," the IDF said in a statement. "Reports claiming a Paleostinian was killed in the riot are being looked into."

A report from the official PA news site Wafa said Saleem died after being shot in the head during the festivities. An eyewitness told the Paleostinian news site Ma’an that "light" festivities had broken out at the time of Saleem’s death.

The witness told Ma’an that security forces opened fire from a distance of less than 20 meters.

Saleem, according to the report, had spent three years in an Israeli prison and was released in 2016. The report did not say what he was imprisoned for. Saleem, the report added, was the secretary 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...
(DFLP) at Al Quds Open University in Qalqilya.

Saleem was the 17th Paleostinian killed 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...
’s controversial declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, most of them in festivities with Israeli forces. Two of these 17 were Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, members killed in Israeli Arclight airstrikes on the Gazoo Strip, while another was killed after stabbing an Israeli border guard while wearing what appeared to be an boom belt. One Israeli has also been killed since December in a West Bank shooting attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: DFLP

#1  Saleem was the 17th Paleostinian killed since US President Donald Trump

I thought I was going to be able to get through the Palestinian action pages without a Trump mention, but no.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/16/2018 1:01 Comments || Top||


At least 4 Palestinians arrested outside West Bank settlements with gun, ammo
[IsraelTimes] Police enjugged
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
three Paleostinians Monday outside the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim after finding an automatic weapon and ammunition in their possession.

Officers stopped the suspects’ vehicle, which had no license plates, near the settlement on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

The driver and two passengers were questioned and the vehicle was searched, whereupon police found an automatic weapon, magazines for an anti-tank Carl Gustav rifle and other ammunition.

The three suspects, from the village of Ubeidiya, were arrested and being questioned by security officials.

Last week an Israeli father of six was bumped off on a West Bank highway outside Nablus.

Palestinian arrested on suspicion of throwing rocks, shooting at West Bank road

[IsraelTimes] Israeli soldiers arrest a Paleostinian man suspected of throwing rocks and firing gunshots at a road in the northern West Bank near Qalqilya, using a homemade firearm, the army says.

"After the arrest, the weapon and ammunition were found found on the suspect," the military says in a statement.

Both the suspect and the firearm have been handed over to the Shin Bet security service.
And this, possibly the same arrest described differently. Geography is not one of my strengths, I’m afraid:
IDF detains Palestinian suspected of shooting at Samaria road

[Ynet] The IDF has locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
a Paleostinian suspected of shooting a homemade weapon at a road near the village of Nabi Ilyas. He is also suspected of throwing rocks at the road.
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Ten Palestinians held on suspicion of planning an event affiliated with Hamas
[IsraelTtimes] The Jerusalem Police arrest 10 Paleostinians on Sunday suspected of activities linked to a terror organization. One of them was a prisoner released earlier in the day.

The 10 "were jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
after planning on holding an event affiliated with the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terrorist organization," a police spokesperson says.

"The suspects are scheduled to appear later before the courts based on the developing investigation," the statement adds.
Ynet adds they are:
ten Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, and a-Shabaab al-Aqsa Death Eaters in east Jerusalem.

The convict himself, the son of terrorist Mossabah Abu Sbieh who carried out an attack in the capital a year ago that claimed the lives of a civilian and a Border Policeman, was one of those jugged
Please don't kill me!
.
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ISIS terrorists using drones to murder and maim in Syria are killed by the RAF for the first time as Gavin Williamson warns jihadis they will be hunted down until they are 'totally destroyed'
[DailyMail] RAF crews took out ISIS forces of Evil using drones in Syria for the first time - as Gavin Williamson warned the jihadis will be 'totally destroyed'. British pilots 'eliminated' several bandidos gunnies using the remote-controlled gadgets, which have been used to carry out reconnaissance and bombing raids on innocent Syrians. In a direct warning to terrorists, the Defence Secretary said they have ’nowhere to hide’ and the UK would fight until their ’poisonous’ global network is destroyed. His comments came as the Ministry of Defence declared approximately 130 UK-linked nationals have now been killed in the fighting in the region.
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#1  The ISIS eradication drones on.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue, Iraqi Edition


Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Security forces have run into a mass grave containing relics of more than fifty persons, north of Mosul, a security source said on Monday.

“Troops found the grave at the outskirts of Badush town,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

The relics were for 52 of the security personnel working in Badush prison. “The bodies were shot in the heads and chests,” the source added.

“The relics were transferred to forensic medicine department in Mosul,” the source said.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria.
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