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Afghanistan
IS accused of beheading trio of brothers in Nangarhar
[DAWN] Three brothers have been beheaded in restive eastern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, blaming the gruesome executions on 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 fighters.

The men aged 19, 24 and 27 were taken from their home and killed by IS on Sunday night in Chaparhar district 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, provincial governor front man Ataullah Khogyani told AFP.

Nangarhar borders Pakistain and is a stronghold for IS krazed killers.

Two of the brothers recently graduated from medical school and the third was still at university, Khogyani said, adding the boys' father was also killed by IS last year.

"Their bodies were found in Chaparhar district where they lived," said the front man.

Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight
AP again.
Go to link in title.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Fulani Herdsmen (Boko Haram)

#1  More spending we can't afford, to fight wars that aren't ours, making fresh enemies of people who never hated us.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/24/2018 4:29 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Houthi Commander Killed in Arab Coalition Air Strike in Hodeidah
[AAWSAT] The Iran-backed terrorist 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 announced on Monday that one of its commanders, Saleh al-Sammad, was killed.

Sources confirmed that he was killed in an air strike by the Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, reported al-Arabiya television. The strike was carried out on Thursday in the al-Hodeidah region.

Sammad was head of the so-called Houthi political council and the second most wanted figure on a list released by the Arab coalition. A reward of 20 million dollars had been put up for any information that would lead to his arrest.

The sources said that the coalition strike targeted his vehicle as he was traveling in southern Hodeidah. Over 20 leading Houthi figures were also killed in the attack.

Yemeni government front man Rajeh Badi told al-Arabiya that Sammad’s death dealt a strong blow to the Houthis.
Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Military Operations Accelerate on 3 Axes in Yemen
[AAWSAT] Military operations in Saada, Taiz and al-Bayda governorates have accelerated in favor of the legitimacy, Yemeni army front man Lieutenant Abdo Majali said.

Speaking to Asharq al-Awsat, Majali stressed that the military option was the most appropriate solution in face of the Houthis' rejection of peace and refusal to implement the three references.

Majali indicated that the military is closing in on Iranian-backed 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 ...
militias, especially after the liberation of al-Qaniya area in al-Bayda province, and the major progress in Saada, Houthis stronghold, along with Taiz, Hays and al-Jarahi districts on the west coast.

The front man recounted the advancements saying there was significant progress in the front of al-Bayda. The army was able to take full control of al-Masudah and al-Arr mountains and progressed towards al-Wahhabiah areas.

He indicated that the national army was progressively advancing at Karsh front towards al-Rahida city.

"Houthi militias are retreating in light of the concentrated strikes of the coalition aircraft," he said, explaining the great coordination between the national army and the Arab coalition led by Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
since the beginning of operations until now.

Majali believes the military solution is the safest way to confront these Iranian militias, which reject peace.

"The military option is the safest as long as Houthi militias reject peace and the implementation of the three references: Gulf initiative, outcomes of national dialogue, and UN Resolution 2216," indicated the front man.

Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Arab Coalition Intercepts 2 Missiles Fired at Saudi’s Jizan from Yemen
[AAWSAT] The air defense of the Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
intercepted on Monday two ballistic missiles fired by 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 ...
militias in Yemen against Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
The rockets were targeting the southwestern region of Jizan.

Coalition front man Colonel Turki al-Malki said that the missiles were detected at 4:23 pm on Monday.

They were headed to the city of Jizan and deliberately targeting residential and populated areas, he added.

The air defense downed the missiles with shrapnel landed on some residential areas. No one was injured and no damage was reported from the incident, Malki stressed.

This hostile act by the Iran-backed Houthi militias proves Tehran’s ongoing armament of the group in a clear and blatant defiance of United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
Security Council resolution 2216 and 2231, he continued.

He deemed such attacks a threat to the security of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world, he stated.

Missiles fired at residential regions is a violation of International Humanitarian Law, he declared.
Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Paris suspect Abdeslam found guilty, handed 20 years in Brussels shootout
[IsraelTimes] Belgian-born French national also awaits trial for November 2015 terror rampage in which 130 were killed

A Belgian court on Monday found Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Gay Paree attacks, guilty of terrorism-related attempted murder over a shootout with police in Brussels days before his capture in 2016, and sentenced him to 20 years in jail.

In its judgment, the court in the Belgian capital said "there can be no doubt" about jihadist Abdeslam and his co-defendant Sofiane Ayari’s involvement in extremism.

Abdeslam, 28, a Belgian-born French national, was transported to the court from La Belle France for the first day of the trial amid tight security including a helicopter escort, while Tunisian national Ayari, 24, is in jail in Belgium.

Three coppers were maimed in the shootout after police acting on a tip-off over the Gay Paree attacks raided a flat in the Forest area of Brussels on March 15, 2016.

Abdeslam was tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
three days later in the largely immigrant Molenbeek area of the Belgian capital, near his family home.

The Belgian trial is a prelude to a bigger one that Abdeslam will face in La Belle France at a later date over the November 13, 2015, Gay Paree attacks, claimed by 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....
jihadist group, in which 130 people were killed.

Abdeslam’s brother Brahim was one of the jacket wallahs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Sentenced to 20 in Belgium means... he's out in six?
Posted by: Raj || 04/24/2018 8:46 Comments || Top||


Far-Right Group Attacks Migrants on Greek Island
[AnNahar] A far-right group made a violent attack overnight on migrants colonists staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday.

The violence erupted like lava from a volcano late Sunday after members of the radical Patriotic Movement gathered on the central square of the island's main city Mytilene, where some 200 Afghan asylum-seekers launched the demonstration last week against their squalid living conditions.

Despite a police presence, the situation soon escalated as members of the group threw bottles and lit flares, shouting slogans like "burn them alive" and "throw them in the sea."

Tensions spiraled further when leftwing activists arrived to defend the migrants colonists and started fighting with the far-right supporters.

The festivities raged all night until security forces used tear gas to disperse the crowd and evacuate the square, forcing the Afghans to return to their overcrowded camps.

A dozen asylum-seekers were lightly hurt and had to be taken to hospital, police said.

The mayor of Lesbos, Spyros Galinos, accused police of intervening too late, in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and opposition leaders.

Galinos also criticized the government's "inertia and wrong handling" of the migrant crisis, which has "stranded thousands of people in miserable conditions in a city of 27,000."

The prime minister is due to visit Lesbos, currently home to some 6,500 migrants colonists -- far exceeding the 3,000 spots available in the camps.

More than one million people, mainly fleeing war in Syria, crossed to Greece from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
in 2015 after the onset of the bloc's worst migration crisis since World War II.

The influx has been sharply cut since the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
signed a controversial deal with Turkey in 2016 to send back migrants colonists.

However,
a clean conscience makes a soft pillow...
more than 13,000 migrants colonists are still languishing in camps on five Greek islands until their asylum claims can be processed. This has fueled despair and sparked protests and outbreaks of violence.

Greece, a country of 11 million people, recorded 58,661 asylum applications last year, making it the member state with the highest number of asylum seekers per capita, according to official data.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Iraq
Three people killed, injured in bomb blast, west of Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three people were killed and injured in a kaboom, west of Anbar province, a security source from al-Jazeera Operations Command said on Monday.

"An explosive, from the remnants 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....
war went off while some civilians were passing by the residential complex at al-Ebeidi region in Qaim town, west of Anbar, near borders with Syria," the source told BasNews. "One civilian was killed and two others were maimed."

Moreover, the source added that "security troops seized three tunnels reaching from al-Karabla region in Qaim."

"Security troops are working on securing all the desert regions which surround the liberated areas," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi official says civilian killed in landmine explosion in Basra
Basra (Iraqinews.com) ‐ An Iraqi civilian was killed Monday as a landmine left over from the anti-terror war went kaboom! at a border area in Basra governorate, a provincial official was quoted as saying.

Jabar al-Saadi, the head of the security committee at the Basra provincial council, told the SNG news agency that a landmine went kaboom! while a civilian was searching for minerals in Shalamcheh town on the country’s border with Iran. The kaboom left the civilian dead.

The landmine is believed to be left over from Iraq’s three-year fight against 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....
, Saadi pointed out, adding that the victim was moved to the forensic medicine department.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq's An-32 Cargo Planes Turned Bombers Flew Nearly Twice As Many Strikes As its F-16s
Posted by: 3dc || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Care to estimate the CEP of those strikes?
Posted by: Maggie Chinemp2886 || 04/24/2018 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Somehow, I doubt that they're facing much of a fighter force in opposition, no?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/24/2018 7:15 Comments || Top||

#3  How do the two airframes compare on flight hours to maintenance hours? I suspect transport planes rate better.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/24/2018 8:31 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza briefs: bomb/rocket kills Hamas militant, 2 more protesters die, 4 fence-crossers nabbed


Hamas man reported killed, 3 injured in Gaza explosion

[IsraelTimes] A man was reported killed and three others were injured Monday in an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian media reported. The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry identified the man killed in Beit Lahiya as 55-year-old Mohammed Nimr Maqadmah. Chanel 10 news, citing Gaza media outlets, said Maqadmah was a member of the Hamas terror group’s military wing. One of those injured was said to be a child.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known. Terror operatives have in the past been killed while handling explosives.
Ynet adds:
A 50-year-old Paleostinian man was killed in an kaboom in the northern Gazoo Strip on Monday morning. Another person, believed to be the man's son, was maimed in the incident.
Another Ynet article adds:
Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,'s Military Wing said he was killed by a rocket fired by an unnamed rival organization in Gazoo.

2 Palestinians die of wounds sustained in Gaza protests

[Ynet] Two identified as 18-year-old who was shot in head earlier this month and 20-year-old son of senior Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", commander killed in festivities with more radical snuffies in 2009; Monday’s deaths raise to 34 the number of Paleostinians killed in mass protests along the border since March 30.
The Times of Israel adds:
The Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,-run Gazoo Strip health ministry front man named the latest fatalities as Tahrir Wahada, 18, and Abdullah Shamali, 20.

IDF nabs 4 unarmed Palestinians trying to cross from Gaza

[Ynet] Four unarmed Paleostinians were caught by the IDF while trying to cross the border fence from Gazoo. They were detained for questioning.
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Blazing kites from Gaza set fire to Israeli wheat field
[IsraelTimes] Gazooks sent four kites affixed with flaming materials over the border on Monday, setting fire to wide swathes of a wheat field in southern Israel as Paleostinians vowed to use the new tactic to try and cause "panic and attrition among the enemy."

Local farmers in the Shaar Hanegev region called the fire brigade to extinguish the blaze on the Gazoo border, which caused no injuries, but did extensive damage. Reports said that up to 100 dunams (25 acres) of wheat was destroyed.

A farmer who lives near the border told Ynet news site that, "We are dealing with a new, destructive and dangerous phenomenon that it gaining momentum. Almost every day, we see the kites flying towards us."

Al-Jazeera
... an Arab news network headquartered in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
, notorious for carrying al-Qaeda press releases. The name means the Peninsula, as in the Arabian Peninsula. In recent years it has settled in to become slightly less biased than MSNBC, in about the same category as BBC or CBS...

reported Wednesday that the self-styled "Sons of Zouari" group in the Gazoo Strip announced it was responsible for the flaming kites. The group said it would burn the Israeli fields because this would deny Israelis the right to work the land they viewed as theirs, according to a clip translated and uploaded by the Middle East Media Research Institute on Monday.

In an interview, one of several masked men from the Bureij refugee camp in central Gazoo told the TV station, "These are our lands, and we have the right to return to them. We say to them, we will not let them sow our lands and enjoy them.

"We will burn your fields, which you harvest to pay for the bullets that you use to shoot children and peaceful unarmed demonstrators."

The interviewer, who referred to Israeli citizens as "settlers," asked the man what had inspired the group.

The inspiration, he replied, had come from Mohammed Zouari, a Tunisian-born member of Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",’s military wing who oversaw the manufacture of drones flown against Israel during the 2014 Israel-Gazoo war. Zouari was assassinated in Tunisia in 2016, in a hit that Hamas blamed on Israel.

The interviewee described Zouari as a man whose "new ideas and methods of resistance" were put to use in "the most glorious battles of bravery and self-sacrifice. He introduced the new method of resistance ‐ invasion by air."

The man went on, "By the grace of Allah, we have managed to implement this idea in a simplified way, through popular resistance, the goal of which is to lead to panic and attrition among the enemy."

In a separate interview by the Wattan News Agency on Friday, a different masked youth boasted that "we’ve developed something that everybody is talking about." He then explained how the Molotov cocktails were made, attached to kites, and released.

"Allah willing, it will light up and burn fields and houses," he said. "It will get to a place where it will burn a large area."

Kites carrying containers of flaming liquid have already started several fires in fields and outhouses close to the Israeli side of the border with the strip.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Israel hits Syria artillery position after mortar hits Golan
[IsraelTimes] The Israeli army attacks a Syrian artillery position after a mortar shell strikes near the border on the northern Golan Heights, in an apparent case of spillover fighting from Syria’s civil war, the army says.

The army targeted an artillery cannon belonging to Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad’s military, which was in the same area of the Syrian Golan Heights from which the mortar shell was fired.

"The IDF sees the Syrian regime as responsible for every action in its territory and will not tolerate violations of the illusory sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its citizens," the army says in a statement.
Ynet adds:
No one was hurt in the stray mortar fire, which landed east of the border fence near Quneitra.

Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
's’s army has been seeking in recent weeks to create a logistical disconnect between areas in his war-torn country controlled by the rebels near the border with Israel in a possible preparatory move to stage a major maneuver to regain control of the Syrian Golan Heights.

Three months ago, Assad’s army scored a victory with the capture of the Syrian Hermon and regained control over the Syrian town of Beit Jann by, inter alia, dropping explosives from helicopters flying a few kilometers from the Israeli border.

Around 80 percent of the territory adjacent to the Israeli border is controlled by a combination of fighters from various Syrian rebel groups and the Free Syria Army, with ISIS being pushed to the the southern end of the Hermon. Assad controls the northern Hermon.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Iraqi warplanes kill Islamic State’s second-in-command in Syria
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) ‐ A senior 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....
(IS) leader was killed on Monday after Iraqi warplanes targeted a gathering of the terrorist group in Syria, an intelligence source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Shafaq News, the source said, "Iraqi air forces launched an air strike targeting a group of IS bully boys, who were gathering at a building inside the Syrian territories, managing to kill a notorious IS leader, identified as Abu Luqman al-Suri."

Al-Suri, who is believed to be deputy of Islamic State leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
, was "in charge of recruiting suicide kaboomers and dispatching them to Iraq to carry out terrorist attacks there."

Iraq to strike Syrian sites in search of IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — MP

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Iraq is planning to carry out new air raids inside the Syrian territories to eliminate chief of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi lawmaker was quoted as saying.

MP Abdel Aziz Hassan, the rapporteur of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, told SNG agency that the federal government in Baghdad received intelligence reports about the presence of a number of IS leaders at a border area between Iraq and Syria.

According to Hassan, “Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is expected to be at one of IS sites inside Syria,” adding that the Iraqi government will seek Syria’s approval first before launching the raid.

More on the April 19th attack
More on this report from yesterday.
[AAWSAT] An Iraqi air strike in Syria on April 19 has killed 36 ISIS myrmidons, including some of the group's leaders in Syria, an Iraqi military front man said on Sunday.

Iraqi warplanes had attacked an ISIS explosives factory
...oooohhhh secondaries!
and other positions inside Syria on Thursday, a rare air assault across the border.

A video of the operation showed two F-16 fighter jets destroying a house near the town of Hajin in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, about 50 kilometers from the Iraqi border.

Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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