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--Tech & Moderator Notes
President Obama Trump: State of the Union
A late start, but posted in case anyone wants to comment as it happens. I noticed that when he said that Black unemployment is the lowest ever recorded, the ABC camera panned to a group of Black Democrats, who sat and glared disapprovingly. What a message!

PJ Media is live blogging the thing here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:

#1  President Obama?
Posted by: Maggie Gruns5815 || 01/30/2018 21:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Democrats do not like anything or anybody. It is very evident.
Posted by: newc || 01/30/2018 21:46 Comments || Top||

#3  President Obama?

I’m clearly more tired than I thought. Thanks for catching that, Maggie Gruns5815 — I’ll change it right now.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 22:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Obama!? TW....what?
Posted by: 746 || 01/30/2018 22:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Done. I’m pleased to see the Republican House Whip back and being honoured. Also Guantanamo Bay to be replenished.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 22:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Black caucus are house slaves (in their parlance house n-word). They need the rest of them on the plantation in order to stay in power. So of couse they are angry at that good news - Poverty Pimps have nothing to pimp without poverty.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 01/30/2018 22:32 Comments || Top||

#7  He did a splendid job. Recognizing Ji Seong-ho was an absolute stroke of yes, genius.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/30/2018 22:47 Comments || Top||

#8  ABC is saying the SOTU speech was devisive, gloomy, sad and stoked racial tensions.

I say ABC is a bunch of bought shills spouting fake news. I'd say the sooner the MSM is destroyed along with the Dem Corruption Party, the better off we'll all be.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/30/2018 23:47 Comments || Top||

#9  Trump said "we" 129 times as opposed to former Narcisist-In-Chief who dwelled on "I, me and mine" during his stemwinders in the past 8 years.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/30/2018 23:54 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Death Toll Rises To 11 in Military Academy Attack
[Tolo News] Basir Mujahid, a front man for the Kabul police chief, has confirmed that 11 army personnel were killed and at least 16 others were maimed in an attack on unit of the army's 111th Capital Division in Kabul early Monday morning.

Clashes between security forces and bully boyz lasted for about five hours after a group of five attackers tried to enter the facility.

A front man for the Ministry of Defence Dawlat Waziri said two bully boyz blew themselves up, two were killed and a third was incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
The two jacket wallahs detonated their explosives at the gate, Waziri said.

"Two attackers were detonated his explosive close to the academy and two other were killed by the security forces while the fifth one arrested," he added.

Soon after the attack happened, a source inside the camp said kabooms and gunfire could be heard coming from the direction of the entrance.

TOLOnews journalist Gulabuddin Ghubar reports from the area that security forces have blocked off all roads in the area.

ISIS has grabbed credit for the attack.

Last year on 21st October fifteen cadets from the same academy were killed when the bus they were traveling in was targeted in a suicide kaboom.

This is just one more in a string of attacks in the country in the past nine days - including two other deadly attacks in Kabul.

Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Kenya Orders Arrest Of 4 Al-Shabaab Operatives In Border Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] Kenya on Monday ordered the arrest of four Kenyan al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
operatives in northeast region and charges if they failed to surrender within the next few days.

North Eastern Regional Commissioner Mohamud Saleh who revealed names of the four al-Shabaab operatives in Wajir and Mandera counties directed the security team to ensure the suspects are immediately locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
if they fail to surrender.

"These people must be captured or they must surrender. If it fails we shall carry out a controlled operation," Saleh told security committee teams in Wajir town.

He said the details of their family members including their parents will be released to the security teams in the two counties.

He said the operatives have been tasked with paralyzing transport within the main supply route of Wajir and Elwak in Mandera County, destroy communication facilities by targeting mobile phones masts.

Since Kenyan soldiers crossed into Somalia several attacks believed to have been carried out by al-Shabaab have occurred in Mandera, Wajir, and Garissa and Dadaab districts of northern Kenya even as the military reports gains against the Islamist group by capturing their military bases and killing scores of them.

Saleh, however, urged the security team to work closely with the chiefs, elders and area residents to ensure that al-Shabaab is eliminated from the area.

The regional government official said it was a shame for Kenyan officials in Northeastern to spend 95 percent of their working on dealing with security matters.

"When the rest of Kenya is talking about development, use of county funds, Constituency development fund, equalization fund, and other investments, in North Eastern we are busy talking about al-Shabaab," Saleh lamented.

Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


AU Peacekeepers Targeted In Landmine Blast In Beledweyne
[RADIOSHABELLE] A landmine kaboom struck a military convoy carrying 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...
peacekeepers in Beledweyne city, the regional capital of Hiran province on Monday morning.

A witness told Radio Shabelle that an improvised bomb [IED] destroyed Djiboutian soldiers serving with the AU Mission to Somalia [AMISOM] at the east of the town.

The kaboom has inflicted casualties on the AU forces after one of their vehicles has been damaged by the IED, but, the exact number of the casualty figures was not confirmed.

Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
has grabbed credit for the attack, saying it destroyed a military vehicle and killed Djiboutian peacekeepers. AMISOM is yet to comment on the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Good. I was afraid they were AUstralians.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/30/2018 13:50 Comments || Top||


Puntland, Somaliland Troops Clash Near Tukaraq Town
[RADIOSHABELLE] Armed forces from Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
and Somaliland clashed near Tukaraq village in Sool region on Sunday morning, an army source said.

"Clash between Puntland and Somaliland broke out in an area close to Tukaraq, but the clash not moving now, " the source, who requested anonymity told the local Media.

"During the clash, both sides were using light and heavy machine guns and mortars,"

There were no reports of casualties, according to the source.

Puntland and Somaliland deployed hundreds of armed forces to Tukaraq village in Sool region.

The territorial row between Puntland and Somaliland resumed after heavily armed forces from Somaliland took control of Tukaraq earlier this month.

Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Yemeni army announced the liberation Al-Solow district in Taiz
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni army forces announced Monday evening the completion of the liberation operation of al-Solow district southeast of the city of Taiz, supported by the Arab coalition's air forces after fierce battles with the Houthis.

Brigadier Adnan al-Hammadi commander of "Brigade 35" said that the army and resistance forces managed to liberate al-Solow district completely, following the sudden military operations against militia positions.

He noted that operations are targeting the last minor locations in the outskirts of al-Solow district towards the district of Damna Khadeer, and will be secured within hours.

Al-Hammadi, who led the battle to liberate al-Solow said the next goal is to free the nearby district of Damna Khadeer.

He thanked the Arab coalition forces for their help in achieving this victory. "Their air strikes and logistic support have the greatest effect in defeating the militia at al-Solow district," he said.

A field source from 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 ...
militia said they put military points on the road between al-Solow and the Khadeer to arrest members who fled festivities in al-Solow confirming that the route of Damna Khadeer became under the control of the National Army.

According to al-Hammadi, the battles left major losses among the coup militia, dozens dead and maimed (did not specify the number), and confirmed that the army forces captured 7 members of the militias.

Following the victory, according to military sources, the Yemeni army will liberate Damnah Khadeer, which links the provinces of Taiz and Lahaj (south of the country), thus cutting off one of the most important supply lines for the militias.

Al- Solow district is located south-east of the city of Taiz, 45 kilometers away. It covers an area of 89.3 square kilometers and has a population of about 50,000 according to the latest tally in 2004.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


South Yemen separatists send reinforcements to Aden
[ALMASDARNEWS] According to local sources reported by 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...
Press, the separatist high command called the Southern Transitional Council, has sent large amounts of reinforcements to Aden.

The Southern secessionists reportedly sent large amounts of troops from the Dhale and Shabwah provinces to Aden on Monday, a day after heavy festivities between separatists and Saudi-backed forces supporting former president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi took place in and around the port city.

STC militias clashed with the armed forces of Hadi on Sunday, after a deadline that the separatists issued for Hadi to dismiss his government and leave Aden, expired. STC units, supported by the United Arab Emirates, successfully took over several government buildings and military sites in Aden, prompting the Hadi forces to withdraw to their bases. At least 15 people were reported dead and over 130 maimed in the fighting.

According to the International Committee of the Red Thingy, fighting continued overnight. The head of the Red Thingy delegation in Yemen, Alexandre Faite, wrote on social media:
"All night shooting in Aden, including heavy weapons."

Sunday’s fighting broke out a week after STC leader Aidarous al-Zubaidi proclaimed that the pro-Hadi Yemeni "parliament" would no longer be allowed to convene in the city of Aden, unless Hadi dissolved his cabinet and sacked his prime minister Ahmed bin Daghr.

Zubaidi also issued a state of emergency in Aden and said "[The STC] has begun the process of overthrowing" Hadi’s rule over the South.

The conflict has caused a severe rift between the two gangs that were until now allied in supporting the Saudi coalition’s attempt to destroy the revolutionary government of Sana’a and bring Hadi back to power. In 2015, shortly after the Saudi invasion of Yemen, Zubaidi even led the pro-Saudi forces in capturing Aden from Ansarullah (also known as Houthi) forces. However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
tensions between the separatist organization that Zubaidi supported and the Hadi regime arose quickly, reaching an apparent climax on Sunday.
Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Yemen’s Aden torn between Gulf allies after clashes
[ALMASDARNEWS] Sporadic gunfire continued in Aden on Monday as Yemeni separatists established control over several government buildings in the city. Windows were left shattered and the separatists patrolled in armed vehicles, footage shows.

Earlier the Yemeni port city was the scene of clashes between forces of Saudi-backed President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists.

The recent unrest has already claimed a reported 10 lives.

Tensions had been simmering since the Southern Transitional Council, supported by the UAE, demanded the Saudi-backed government to resign. Fighting broke out as the deadline for President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to dismiss the cabinet expired on Saturday.

Posted by: Fred || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains over 300 for ‘terror propaganda’ against Syria operation
[IsraelTimes] Ottoman Turkish authorities detain 311 people suspected of disseminating "terror propaganda" over Ankara’s offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, the country’s interior ministry says.

The suspects have been taken into custody since the operation against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia began on January 20.

Ankara views the YPG as a "terrorist" offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been waging a three-decade insurgency against the Ottoman Turkish state.

The operation, supporting Syrian rebels with Ottoman Turkish ground troops and air strikes, seeks to eliminate the YPG from its western enclave of Afrin in Syria close to the Ottoman Turkish border.

Although the interior ministry does not give details, police raids have taken place across the country, from Izmir on the Aegean Sea to Igdir and Van in the east.

Rights groups have expressed renewed concerns over freedom of expression in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
. Human Rights Watch last week criticized Ankara’s "intolerance of criticism."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Bloggers, just can't keep'em down.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/30/2018 12:22 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Police officer shoots driver after pedestrian DELIBERATELY hit in South Philadelphia
Heroism all around, except for the driver. Filed as P.1: WoT until additional information reveals it was not a case of sudden jihad syndrome.
Update at 11:40 a.m. ET: Woodrow provided a link in another thread to this Fox News article: Terrorism eyed after driver rams into pedestrian in Philadelphia. So we’ll leave it on P.1 with the addition of Moslem Colonists.
[6ABC] Police say an off-duty Philadelphia police detective shot a driver who appeared to be intentionally trying to run down people.

Capt. Sekou Kinebrew told reporters that a bicycle officer reported at about 7:30 a.m. Monday that he saw a car driving erratically near Broad and Bigler in South Philadelphia.

Kinebrew said the driver "was apparently attempting to run people over." One person was struck but the injuries weren't believed to be life-threatening.

Another driver had blocked the path of the suspect's car, and the off-duty detective approached and struggled with him.

During the struggle, the detective shot the man once in the head, and that man was initially pronounced dead. However, medics were able to revive him and he was rushed to the hospital and taken into surgery.

The detective fired more than a dozen shots, police say.

The name of the driver who was shot has not been released. He was driving a black Honda with Maryland plates and held a Virginia driver's license.

The off-duty detective involved in this incident was not injured.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [541 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Stolen car, that much is a given...
Posted by: Raj || 01/30/2018 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't know. Both Maryland and Virginia have numerous Saudi jihadi mosques. Plates and license could leave an interesting trail. Backtracking this turd's travels should be interesting but I'm not holding my breath to learn anything from the Feds.

Now what is the backstory behind him being in Philly.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/30/2018 4:17 Comments || Top||

#3  However, medics were able to revive him and he was rushed to the hospital and taken into surgery.

F for effort.
Posted by: gorb || 01/30/2018 8:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Interesting spin by Police Commissioner Richard Ross "concerns over number of shots" but he states no concerns mentioned over terrorism. Video is from a local CBS station. A number of MSM news titles use wordings "erratic driver" and Investigation underway into fatal shooting by off-duty Philadelphia cop.



Posted by: Woodrow || 01/30/2018 11:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Early Super Bowl festivities
Posted by: Frank G || 01/30/2018 12:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Driver Killed By Off-Duty Cop In South Philadelphia Identified​
Khalil Lawal, 31, of Arlington, Virginia
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/30/2018 19:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Then there is this. Note the video is not public yet.

They also say they obtained surveillance video showing the detective drawing his department-issued weapon and Lawal, who was around 6-foot tall and weighed around 250 pounds, charging at him.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/30/2018 19:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Jihad Watch found his Facebook page.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 21:35 Comments || Top||

#9  Time to leave Philadelphia and move to auntie and uncle in Bel-Air.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 01/30/2018 22:34 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi court sentences Al-Qaeda member to death over executing eight civilians in 2007
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Diyala Criminal Court has sentenced a suspect, involved with al-Qaeda, to death over taking part in kidnapping and execution of eight civilians in 2007.

In a statement, Abdul Satar Bayraqdar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said, "Diyala Criminal Court reviewed a case of a suspect who took part with others to kidnap eight civilians from Baquba, Diyala."

The suspect, according to Bayraqdar, "admitted to executing the civilians, along with others."

Last week, the same court sentenced an 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....
Death Eater to death over involvement in killing 47 civilians in 2006.

Earlier this week, the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced a German female suspect of Moroccan origins to death over involvement with Islamic State Death Eater group. During investigations, she admitted to traveling from Germany to Syria then to Iraq as she believed in the IS. She accompanied her two daughters, who were then married to IS members. The Diyala court issued two death sentences against a terrorist for transferring two suicide kaboomers, one of whom blew up himself in a funeral, while the other targeted a coffee shop in Muqdadiya.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  To be burned, drowned or stoned to death? Maybe run over with a tank? Maybe broken over backwards and left for the dogs to eat? Beheaded with a bowie knife? Stuck in a cage with only water? What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Posted by: gorb || 01/30/2018 17:55 Comments || Top||


Kirkuk Kombat Kronicle: Peshmerga said undeployed, 6 various casualties

Iraqi military denies news on Peshmerga deployment near Kirkuk

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Joint Operations Command denied on Monday news circulated about deployment of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops near Kirkuk to regain control on it.

In a statement, the command said, “some media channels circulated false news that Peshmerga troops moved toward regions in east of Kirkuk.”

“The Joint Operations Command confirms that no change with locations of both the Peshmerga or federal troops,” it said expressing astonishment at the false news that seek misleading the public.

The command warned the media channels, which posted such news, of being trapped and said it “has the right to take legal measures through coordination with the media and telecommunications authority.”

Media channels on Sunday reported that Peshmerga troops made movements after the federal forces moved toward regions in southeast of Kirkuk.

Informed military sources said on Saturday that Peshmerga received orders to be on high alert across Kurdistan.

Baghdad had declared intentions to retake areas disputed on with Erbil following the Kurdistan Region’s vote for independence from Iraq in September, urging Peshmerga to cooperate with federal troops.

Six security personnel killed, wounded in armed attack, house explosion in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Six security personnel were killed and injured in a house explosion and armed attack that targeted a checkpoint in Kirkuk, security sources said.

“An armed attack launched by unidentified gunmen against a checkpoint of Tribal Mobilization Forces in al-Rashad town, south of Kirkuk, leaving one personnel killed and three others wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today website on Monday.

The victim, according to the source, was taken to forensic medicine department, while the wounded were transferred to hospital.

In related news, a federal police conscript was killed, while another was wounded as booby-trapped house exploded, west of Kirkuk.

“A booby-trapped house exploded in the evening in al-Kowaz village, west of Kirkuk,” another source told Baghdad Today. “The explosion left a police conscript killed and another wounded.”

On Sunday, a source said gunmen killed a person from al-Rashad town called Oudai Saleh Ibrahim in al-Khadraa region, indicating information that this person is a member of the town’s municipal council.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Mosul Clean Up Continues: ISIS trades 10 turbans unwound and 22 forgers arrested for a flag

Terrorist cell arrested over forging IDs for Islamic State militants in Mosul

Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – A 22-strong terrorist cell was arrested Monday in Mosul city on charging of forging documents for Islamic State militants to help them escape from this vital city, an intelligence officer was quoted as saying.

The semi-official al-Sabah newspaper quoted Lieutenant Colonel Bashar Salem from the Nineveh Police Intelligence Department as saying, “Policemen arrested one of the most dangerous terrorist cell involved in forging IDs of Islamic State militants in order not to be identified by security forces while escaping from Mosul city.”

“The 22-member cell was arrested in al-Yarmouk district, west of Mosul, and was taken to a lock-up for interrogation,” Salem said, adding that the arrest was made upon accurate intelligence reports.

Islamic State brings down biggest Iraqi flag raised in south of Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have brought down the biggest Iraqi flag that was raised by Iraqi troops in a region in south of Mosul after liberation, a source from Nineveh police said on Monday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity to BasNews, the source said the militants removed the biggest flag that was hoisted at Tal al-Sabt region in Hammam al-Alil. “Flyers that threaten raising the group’s flag again were distributed.”

“The militants also killed three personnel of the local police,” the source added without giving further details.

Ten Islamic State members, attempting infiltration, killed, south of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Ten Islamic State members were killed during an attempt to infiltrate into a region in south of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

“Iraqi jets, backed by the U.S.-led Coalition, managed to kill ten IS members while sneaking into al-Hawija village, where a wide scale campaign was launched last week leaving around 80 IS members killed and tens of others arrested,” the source told the National Iraqi News Agency.

“Security troops cordoned the whole village to start another operation after blocking all the exits,” according to the source.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb & Bullets Bulletin: city redecorated, bombs seized, ISIS plot foiled

Iraq plans to remove 300 checkpoints, erect security fence in Baghdad

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Iraq has unveiled a plan to remove 300 security checkpoints in Baghdad and to go on with a project to establish a security fence around the Iraqi capital.

The Saudi-funded London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper quoted Director of Baghdad Operations Command Media Office Qasim Atiya as saying that more 600 streets will be “opened up in Baghdad and all concrete blocks will be removed from streets in order to ease traffic jam in the Iraqi capital.”

“Work is undergoing to remove 50 pct of the remaining checkpoints in Baghdad after removing 281 security checkpoints recently,” he said, stressing that the security file in Baghdad has witnessed great successes thanks to intensified intelligence efforts and wide-range military operations.

Atiya revealed that the “removed concrete blocks will be reused to set up a security fence around Baghdad to prevent terrorists from accessing the Iraqi capital and posing a threat to its residents.”

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.

Iraqi troops thwart Islamic State plot to launch terrorist attacks in Baghdad

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Security forces foiled on Monday a plot by Islamic State militants to carry out terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a well-placed security official was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today news website, Spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan said, “Federal police and intelligence personnel have arrested a terrorist who admitted receiving orders from Islamic State leaders to find a place in al-Taji area, north of Baghdad, to use it in carrying out criminal acts in Baghdad.”

“The arrest was made upon accurate intelligence reports,” Maan pointed out.

Iraqi troops seize 115 bombs left over by Islamic State in Baghdad

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Baghdad Operations Command announced on Monday that its troops have seized 115 explosive devices that were left over by Islamic State militants in the Iraqi capital.

In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Alghad Press, the command said, “The troops seized 115 explosive charges of different shapes and sizes at al-Anaz area, west of Baghdad.”

“All the bombs were detonated on site, with no casualties reported,” the statement read.

“The troops also apprehended a number of outlaws who were wanted on different charges,” the statement added.

“Iraqi security forces will continue to assume their duties on a daily basis to track down IS terrorists and purge all Iraqi territories from their war leftovers,” the statement concluded.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Four Islamic State hideouts destroyed in Diyala military operation
Diyala (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Iraqi troops destroyed on Monday four Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
hotbeds during a wide-scale military operation in Diyala.

Speaking to Alsumaria News TV channel, Commander of Tigris Operations Lieutenant General Mazhar al-Ezzawi said, "A security force made up of the Iraqi police, army and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) carried out a wide-scale military operation in al-Nada area, 50 km east of Baqubah, destroying four hotbeds for the holy warrior Islamic State group."

"The troops also set fire to a cycle of violence and an explosive-laden vehicle that was used by IS forces of Evil for moving within al-Nada area," he noted.

Ezzawi pointed out that the military operation, backed by Iraqi Air Forces, was meant to "eliminate Islamic State remnants and restore security in Diyala."
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#1  Can we start saying 'dilly-dilly' whenever we see this city's name?
Posted by: Raj || 01/30/2018 11:18 Comments || Top||


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As rocket warning sirens go off at Gaza border, explosion reported inside Strip
[IsraelTimes] No immediate reports of injuries or damage on either side of the fence in incident that occurred just after midnight

Rocket warning sirens went off in Israeli communities near the Gazoo Strip just after midnight Monday-Tuesday, with one rocket reportedly landing within the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-controlled territory.

Residents of the Sha’ar Hanegev and Sdot Negev regional councils, where the sirens were heard, reported hearing at least on kaboom shortly after midnight.

Paleostinian sources said the rocket fell inside the Gazoo Strip. It was not immediately clear if a further projectile had been fired into Israel.

There were no immediate reports of injuries of damage on either side of the border fence.
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#1  "Juuuust a little short"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/30/2018 9:17 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/30/2018 12:17 Comments || Top||


Jewish man held for attempting to run over, attack Palestinians
There have been more reports of attacks by Jews on Arabs lately, even as surveys show a majority of both Jews and Palestinians have given up on the idea of a two state solution. The Palestinians may have already missed their last opportunity for a generation.
[IsraelTimes] Prosecutors say they plan to indict a resident of Beitar Illit who is suspected of at least six acts of racist violence against Paleostinians.

The suspect, a 25-year-old resident of the ultra-Orthodox West Bank settlement, was nabbed
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on Wednesday after police received a complaint by a Paleostinian man employed by the city as a street cleaner. According to the complaint, the suspect drove up to the Paleostinian at the side of the road, got out of his car and engaged in conversation in an attempt to confirm that the man was Arab.

The suspect then allegedly returned to his car and accelerated at the man, attempting to hit him repeatedly with his car before speeding away. The Paleostinian was not hurt. He filed a complaint with police later in the day.

During his questioning, the suspect confessed to five other unsolved instances of violence and vandalism targeting Paleostinians in Beitar Illit.

The suspect’s remand is extended on Monday for four more days while prosecutors prepare the indictment.
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#1  Wow, man bites dog.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/30/2018 4:39 Comments || Top||

#2  six acts of racist violence against Paleostinians.

Uh huh. What race are they?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/30/2018 9:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Humanzee?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/30/2018 12:21 Comments || Top||


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Kurdish female fighter’s likely suicide attack in Syria kills Turkish troops
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A female Kurdish fighter has reportedly carried a suicide kaboom on Ottoman Turkish military forces in Syria, the New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

reported on Sunday.

The grenade attack is believed to have killed two Ottoman Turkish soldiers and destroyed an army attack.

The 20-year-old woman was identified as Zuluh Hemo and had fought under the name Avesta Habur, according to the newspaper, citing a statement from her military organization, the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

"If confirmed, it would be the first case of a suicide kaboom by the Kurds against The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
’s forces in Syria since its ground troops crossed the border earlier this month," the paper reported.

Hemo is believed to have thrown the grenade down the turret of the tank. This had led the independent Syrian Observatory for Human Rights to believe that it was not an intended suicide attack.

In a statement cited by the New York Times, Hemo’s unit referred to her as a heroine.

"The heroine Avesta attacked the tank and blew herself up with the tank." It also called her "a model of free Kurdish women."

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#1  A major Turkish Military convoy entered Syria over night escorted and guided by Al Qaeda through Idlib towards the front line of Syrian forces. It was halted by Russian fighter jets that dropped bombs 2 km in front of the convoy and then flew over the convoy. At last report, all of the Turkish military vehicles in the large column turned their headlights off and waited for orders in the darkness. All of this was reported with video by Kurdish spotters in the Idlib area.
Posted by: Bill Cleretle2363 || 01/30/2018 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  No air cap, no AAA. A probing mission to see what they could get away with.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/30/2018 7:48 Comments || Top||

#3  I betcha that with a little subtlety, DJT and Putin could agree on an independent Kurdistan as a useful diplomatic solution to both Turkey and Iran (who seem to be working in concert against the Kurds)
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/30/2018 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  The Turkish military convoy was struck by a car bomb at Atarib, Syria.
Posted by: Bill Cleretle2363 || 01/30/2018 14:13 Comments || Top||

#5  If confirmed, it would be the first case of a suicide kaboom by the Kurds ... Hemo is believed to have thrown the grenade down the turret of the tank

That's not suicide kaboom, that's divine wind.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/30/2018 14:18 Comments || Top||


Airstrikes kill 12 in Syria’s Idlib
[AA.TR] At least 12 non-combatants were killed and 16 others injured in two Arclight airstrikes in Idlib province in northern Syria on Monday, according to an official with the White Helmets civil-defense agency.

A Russian warplane struck a marketplace in Saraqib city in the province, White Helmets director in Idlib Mustafa Haj told Anadolu Agency.

"Eleven people were killed and 13 others injured in the attack," he said.

Another airstrike targeted a hospital in the same city, killing a civilian and injuring three others.

Haj said two journalists were among those injured in the attack.

He said rescuers have moved the injured to hospitals in the area.

Located in northern Syria near Ottoman Turkish borders, Idlib province was declared as a "de-escalation zone" on May 4-5, 2017.

Controlled by anti-regime gangs, the province has been under intense airstrikes for the last 1.5 months.
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Deadly car bomb attack kills highest ranking Al-Qaeda commander in south Syria along with 9 other militants
[ALMASDARNEWS] Follow up information just released by opposition sources regarding a huge car kaboom that took place in the southwestern Syrian province of Daraa on Monday reveals that a top regional commander for the al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
) has been killed in the blast.

Early on Monday, an unknown party carried out a powerful car kaboom against the al-Rubaii rebel checkpoint base in eastern Daraa province that was manned at the time by both Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham and Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
fighters.

According to the latest reports, at least ten Syrian murderous Moslems have been killed and another 20 maimed as a result of the bombing.

However among the dead is a very high-ranking rebel leader, one Abu Hamza Ghadiyah, a Jordanian national who was (until his very recent departure) Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham’s commander for all of southern Syria; four of his personal bodyguards were also killed in the attack.

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#1  Talis vs AlQ?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/30/2018 13:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Not in Syria, Skidmark. ISIS, perhaps, or one of the many Salafist or Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups. I gave up trying to keep track of them long ago. Fred's translator helps, but he only tagged the major ones.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/30/2018 18:40 Comments || Top||


Slain ISIS fighters lay sprawled out over east Syria after failed offensive against Syrian Army
[ALMASDARNEWS] Over the course of Saturday to Sunday, 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....
bandidos faceless myrmidons launched a sustained assault against Syrian Arab Army defenses around the town of al-Jalaa on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor province.

The day-long attack was fierce (as are most festivities with ISIS) and in the end the Syrian Army emerged as the winner having fended off the assault on al-Jalaa and sending jihadist fighters limping from the battlefield in rout after delivering a nasty blow to their already dwindling ranks.

According to military sources, at least nine Islamic State bad boyz were potted during the failed assault.

The Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
group SANA has released a a brief video report (available below) documenting the local army troops involved in the defense of al-Jalaa and its surrounding countryside as well as the result of the battle with ISIS ‐ to this end, the corpses of five of the 9 Islamist State bandidos faceless myrmidons killed in the attack are shown off.
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#1  Crows are gettin' fat.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/30/2018 13:52 Comments || Top||


Dozens of Al-Qaeda, Free Syrian Army rebels left dead, injured in southwest Syria after huge car bomb strikes base
[ALMASDARNEWS] A huge car kaboom carried out by an unknown party has left at least two dozen Syrian rebels belonging to both al-Qaeda and opposition groups dead and maimed after it struck a checkpoint base in the country’s southwest.

According to developing reports, a car kaboom has been unleashed against a murderous Moslem checkpoint base area manned by fighters of the both the al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham
(formerly Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
) and the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
in the province of Daraa.

The jointly-manned checkpoint area known as al-Rubaii is located near the town of al-Masifrah in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

The boom-mobile kaboom was so powerful as to have killed and injured at least two dozen rebels.

Although it remains unknown at the present time which party carried out the attack, it is worth noting that the al-Rubaii checkpoint use to serve as detachment point for two Free Syrian Army groups that have recently descended into a state of war with one another ‐ indicating that a rival opposition group may be responsible.

The second possibility is that the attack was carried out by elements loyal to 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....
group.
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