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-Land of the Free
90 Migrants Packed in Tractor-Trailer Found by Texas Police
[BREITBART] A Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper discovered nearly 90 illegal immigrants colonists packed like human cargo in the back of a tractor-trailer in South Texas. The discovery came following a traffic stop.

The DPS trooper stopped an 18-wheeler headed northbound on U.S. Highway 77 near Raymondville, Texas, on Tuesday night. After obtaining permission to search the vehicle, the trooper found nearly 90 illegal immigrants colonists locked in the truck’s trailer with no way of escape. After finding the human cargo, the trooper called Border Patrol officials and emergency medical services to evaluate and treat the migrants colonists, ValleyCentral.com reported.
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:

#1  With today's TX heat, if DPS had waited until this evening, they would have found 90 vegetables.
Posted by: Uleasing Barnsmell2087 || 05/24/2018 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Makes one ask just how bad it is to BE a Mexican IN Mexico if they are willing to get IN a a semiTruck in 100*F heat and be LOCKED IN for an indefinite time for the ride across the border. Standing Room only? If you faint from dehydration and the temp you can't even fall down.

What is the mariachi band national Anthem of Mexico....anybody know the words? Sing it for me. Big sombrero and tight pants. "Ai yi yi yi ...GAZpacho ! "
Posted by: Groluse Schwarzeneggar2703 || 05/24/2018 8:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Migrants, not necessarily Mexicans.
They should only pack children.
They would get more to the box.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/24/2018 11:47 Comments || Top||

Militants execute de-miner abducted from TAPI site in Kandahar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The bully boyz have executed a de-miner who was kidnapped during an attack in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Monday, the local officials said.

The de-miner was among the six people who had visited the TAPI project site for the survey work when they were ambushed, leaving five of them dead.

The local officials are saying that the dead body of the sixth de-miner who had gone missing after the attack has been found in Kandahar today.

According to the officials, the bully boyz had left the dead body of the de-miner after executing him.

Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq, said the de-miners belonged to AMDC company and were killed while clearing the TAPI gas pipeline route in Malang Kariz area.

Gen. Raziq further added that one of the de-miners has been kidnapped by the bully boyz following the attack.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Whatever they pay those guys, it isn't enough. It's almost as bad as being a polio vaccine worker.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 05/24/2018 6:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't see too many feminist fighting to break the glass ceiling there.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/24/2018 8:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Should post a warning if you're going to write staff like this, P2k!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/24/2018 8:38 Comments || Top||

Local Taliban leaders among 6 killed in AAF airstrikes in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six hard boyz including two local leaders of the group were killed in a series of Arclight airstrikes carried out by the Afghan Air Force in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the latest airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Imam Sahib district.

The source further added that the hideouts of the hard boyz were targeted in Ganjak Joi Begum area of the district and as a result at least two hard boyz were also maimed.

According to Shaheen Corps, the local Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leaders killed during the airstrikes have been identified as Qari Shukoor and Qari Halim who were killed along with four of their comrades.

A main compound of the Taliban along with two outposts was also destroyed in the airstrikes, the Shaheen Corps added.
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Heavy artillery strikes pound Taliban positions in Ghazni
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan armed forces pounded the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
positions with heavy artillery strikes in response to the group’s coordinated attack on Ajristan district in Ghazni.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the Afghan armed forces in coordination with the other security personnel targeted the Taliban positions with heavy artillery strikes to respond to the Taliban attacks.

The source further added that the Taliban positions were targeted in Ajristan, Deh and Gilan districts as part of the Shaheen-1 operations launched in response to Taliban attacks.

The Thunder Corps also added that at least 27 Taliban murderous Moslems were killed and 15 others sustained injuries during the operations while a rocket launcher, 6 hand grenades, and 6 improvised bombs were destroyed.

At least one Afghan soldier also lost his life in the attack and two others were maimed, the Thunder Corps added.

This comes as the provincial council and Ghazni politicians said that the Taliban murderous Moslems launched coordinated attack on Ajristan and Deh Yak districts sparking fierce festivities on Monday night that lasted until Tuesday morning.

According to the officials, several members of the security forces bit the dust during the festivities with the Taliban Death Eaters, including two senior police officials.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
A Suicide Car Bomber Targets Somali Army Convoy In Afgoye
[RADIOSHABELLE] A suicide boom-mobileer from Somalia’s Islamist group al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
hit a military convoy outside Mogadishu Tuesday, causing an unknown number of deaths.

The attack targeting a passing military convoy occurred in Afgoye, a district about 30 km northwest of Mogadishu, police officer Maj. Abdiqadir Ali said.

"What we are sure [of] is a military vehicle was hit," Ali said, adding there were casualties but the corpse count had not yet been determined.

Al-Shabaab’s military operations front man Abdiasis Abu Musab told Rooters they were responsible for the attack.

The group, an ally of al-Qaeda, is fighting to topple the country’s western-backed central government and impose its rule based on its own interpretation of sharia law.

Al-Shabaab also wants to force out an 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...
-mandated AMISOM peacekeeping force that is helping defend the government of President Mohammad Abdullahi Mohammad.

"One of our mujahideen [was] martyred after he rammed his car into a Somali military convoy," Abu Musab said.

One military pick-up truck was destroyed while 12 soldiers were killed by the blast, he said and added that a second vehicle in the convoy was also damaged.

The soldiers in the convoy were U.S.-trained Somali military commandoes. al-Shabaab have targeted them on the same road several times in the past.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Somaliland Detains Five For Making Fake Passports
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somaliland authorities have on Tuesday raided several buildings in the state capital, Hargeisa and nabbed
You have the right to remain silent...
five people accused of issuing fake Somali passports.

The suspects have taken into custody and expected to be arraigned in court, according to the police sources.

They were found with at least several passports and other documents which the witnesses said would require "a person with hawk eyes" to detect as fake.

The police officials declined to give further details of the suspects saying investigations will be launched into their cases.

Late last year, Somaliland authorities detained six people in connection fake passports.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Suspected US Jets Carry Out Airstrike In Southern Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Suspected American fighter jets were reported to have carried out an overnight Arclight airstrike in Lower Shabelle region, targeting al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
bases, residents said.

The strike happened on the outskirt of Arbiska village, located near the capital, Mogadishu late last night, and no casualties reported.

Similarly, AU forces stationed in the area have fired mortar shells towards the suspected al-Shabaab hideouts, according to a local resident, who asked to remain anonymous.

The shelling came hours after a deadly car kaboom targeting Somali military convoy has killed more than 10 people in Afgoye district, about 30Km northwest of Mogadishu.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  No fatalities?
Failed mission.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/24/2018 19:05 Comments || Top||

Somali Alien Charged With Illegal Gun, Bullet Possession And Forgery
[RADIOSHABELLE] A citizen of Somalia living in Mombasa has been charged with illegal gun and ammunition possession.

Ahmed Abdiweli Dahir (pictured), was charged yesterday before Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Rabera with being in possession of a gun and ammunition illegally, and forging a police stamp and firearm certificate.

Mr. Dahir, who was jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
on April 18, denied all the charges and was released on a Sh50,000 police bond.

He was accused of having a Ceska S No B633776 pistol without a firearm certificate in Bondeni on the date of arrest.

Without the certificate, He also denied illegal possession of 25 9mm caliber ammunition without a certificate.

Dahir also denied making a firearm certificate book purporting to have been issued by a firearms licensing officer.

The suspect, who was not represented, also denied forging a stamp purporting to be a genuine certificate from the Kenya Police Service.

He also denied forging a civilian firearm identification card number 9213 and a receipt serial number 538178 purportedly from the Firearms Bureau.

He was released on a Sh200,000 bond or cash bail of Sh200,000 pending mention of the case on May 28.
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Islamic State claims ‘proof’ of Israeli airstrikes in northern Sinai
[IsraelTimes] Jihadist group shows off Hebrew labels on munitions purportedly found in aftermath of raid in restive Egyptian peninsula

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....
’s official media outlet claimed Wednesday that Israeli war planes recently struck civilian homes in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

A video released by the Amaq news agency showed Hebrew labels on the munitions found in the rubble of the Arclight airstrike in northern Sinai.

"These are the remains from the bombings by the Jews, the grandchildren of monkeys and pigs, who are aided by dictator Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, against the mujaheddin in the Sinai," one fighter said in the video.

Israel has assisted Egypt throughout its fight with the Islamic State terrorist group in the Sinai, and its precursors. According to foreign reports, this has included conducting dronezaps in the peninsula on Islamic State targets. It has also reportedly taken the form of significant intelligence sharing.

More publicly, since 2013, Israel has also allowed additional Egyptian forces into the peninsula, beyond the level permitted under the 1979 peace accord between the two countries. Heavy weapons, like tanks, artillery and attack helicopters, have been brought into Sinai to fight the Islamists, a sign that Jerusalem is not concerned those big Egyptian guns could be turned against it.

Earlier this year, The New York Times

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

reported that Israel was covertly carrying out a full-blown aerial campaign against IS targets in Sinai, with Sissi’s blessing. The Israeli aircraft are reportedly often unmarked and sometimes use indirect routes in a bid to cover up the origin of the strikes.

Early this year, the Egyptian military launched a massive security operation in northern Sinai as part of its efforts to oust the jihadist group from the peninsula’s restive north.

On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch warned that Egypt’s anti-IS campaign included the widespread destruction of civilian homes, commercial buildings and farms in Northern Sinai province.

"Turning people’s homes into rubble is part of the same self-defeating security plan that has restricted food and movement to inflict pain on Sinai residents," said Sarah Leah Whitson, the watchdog’s Mideast director.

HRW said also the destruction has extended well beyond two government-designated security buffer zones in the Sinai cities of al-Arish and Rafah.

Egypt has built the buffer zone along Gazoo’s border in an effort to prevent jihadists from using a vast underground tunnel network that was created to evade a decade-old Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the territory. It also bulldozed homes and olive groves around the el-Arish airport where IS fighters attempted to hit the country’s defense and interior ministers in December.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

Three Dignity Operation fighters killed in attack in southern Ajdabiya
[Libya Observer] 3 guards were killed and 2 others maimed in an attack on checkpoint 60 in southern Ajdabiya on Tuesday.

Local sources said a jacket wallah went kaboom! his car in the checkpoint which is run by brigade 152 of Dignity Operation early in the morning.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack.

This is the second attack on the checkpoint in 3 months. In March, A suicide bomber struck his explosives-laden car in the checkpoint killing 3 guards.

...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the entire 614th quadrant searched. The Green Lensman must be found!...
button men attacked the main checkpoint of Awjila town, northeastern Libya, on Tuesday.

The button men set the checkpoint on fire and kidnapped a policeman before escaping to the desert.
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Dignity Operation suffer casualties as they attempt to advance on Derna
[Libya Observer] Dignity Operation Special Forces announced on Tuesday that the commander of the 36th Brigade, Brigadier General, Abdul Hamid Werrfali was killed festivities in in one of the fronts, southwest of Derna.

According to sources, festivities in the area resulted in the deaths of four other members of Dignity Operation, including a platoon commander as well as the injury of five others.

Fierce festivities have broken out between the Derna Protection Force and Dignity Operation forces, at a time when the city's residents are suffering from difficult humanitarian conditions after being cut off from medical and food supplies.
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Saudi Arabia Sentences ‘Secret Cell’ Accused of Supporting ISIS, Killing Two Security Men
[AAWSAT] The Saudi judiciary is prosecuting a "secret cell" accused of supporting ISIS, being involved in the killing of two coppers and attempting to target officers in the Interior Ministry and coppers at checkpoints.

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh held a hearing session on the prosecutor general's case against 14 defendants, 12 of whom were Saudis, one Syrian and one Sudanese.

According to the lawsuit, two bandidos turbans participated in the formation of a terrorist cell belonging to a secret armed organization.

The cell aims at shedding blood, destabilizing the internal security in the country, killing coppers, assaulting public property and destroying it, carrying out acts of sabotage and chaos, seeking to cause strife and division in the country and communicating with terrorist elements in the Kingdom and abroad.

The lawsuit confirmed that the defendants assassinated two coppers after they were deliberately shot by a machine gun while carrying out their work in a security patrol.

They also targeted a senior officer, an officer of the Ministry of Interior and security personnel working at the Sultana checkpoint, coppers at Raghba cop shoppe and the visitors of the tourist sites in Raghba center to destabilize the security of the country.

One of the accused made explosive grenades (Molotov) to use them in disrupting the internal security. He also trained in his father's farm to engage in booby-traps, bomb-making, improvised bombs and bombing in order to carry out a terrorist act in case ISIS ordered him to do so.
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

‘Gunfights’ kill 9 suspected drug traders in eight districts
[Dhaka Tribune] Nine suspected drug traders have been killed in separate incidents of "shootouts" with law enforcement agencies in eight districts.

The incidents took place on Wednesday.

In Kushtia, two suspected drug traders were killed in separate "shootouts" with police in Bheramara and Kumarkhali upazilas in the early hours of the day.

The dear departed are Fotik alias Gaffar, 37, and Liton Sheikh, 40.

Kushtia Superintendent of Police (SP) SM Mehedi Hasan told the Dhaka Tribune: "The incident took place when police conducted a drive in Haowakhali brick field and near a bridge in Lahini Para."

Five police officials were also injured in the "shootout" in Lahini Para.

The SP said a total of two firearms, four rounds of bullets, 1,200 pieces of yaba tablets, 500g cannabis, and 2g heroin were recovered in the two drives.

In Cumilla, a listed drug trader named Nurul Islam Esa was killed in a reported shootout with police in Gomti Badh area under Adarsha Sadar upazila around 12:30am.

Police said 35-year-old Esa was detained in a special drive Tuesday evening. Later, they went to the spot along with the detainee to recover his stock of drugs.

Kotwali model cop shoppe Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abu Salam Mia said: "Esa’s associates shot up us when a team of police went to the spot to recover the drugs."

In retaliation, the law enforcers fired back, and Esa was injured.

Later, he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
at the Comilla Medical College Hospital.

The OC said Esa was accused in seven cases filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

In Thakurgaon, a suspected drug trader, Aftaful Islam, 38, was killed in a "shootout" with police in Bonbari area.

Aftaful, son of Bhebsha Mohammad of Parua village, was a listed drug trader, police said.

Thakurgaon SP Farhat Ahmed said Aftaful was detained from his house with 100 bottles of phensedyl around 12am.

Based on information from him, police conducted a drive in Bonbari area to recover drugs.

The SP said: "Sensing our presence, a team of miscreants shot up us."

In retaliation, police fired back, leaving Aftaful dead.

...back at the Senate, the partisans of Honorius went for their knives and the partisans of Stilicho went for the doors...
two coppers were also injured in the incident.

SP Farhat said he was accused in 19 cases, including 12 cases filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

In Jamalpur, a drug peddler named as Mosharraf Hossain Bidyut, 41, was killed in a reported shootout with police in Chhonkanda Madrasa Balurghat area in the early hours of Wednesday.

At a press briefing in the afternoon, the district's Superintendent of Police (SP) Delwar Hossain said a drive was conducted in the area after police were tipped off that a group of drug pushers were bringing in a huge cache of narcotics from Sherpur.

Jamalpur Sadar cop shoppe OC Nasimul Islam had led the raid. He was also injured in the shootout.

Delwar said the drug pushers had shot up the police team sensing their presence, forcing the law enforcers to return fire.

"Bidyut was shot at that time, while his accomplices swam across the Brahmaputra River and managed to flee," he said.

He said Bidyut was rushed to Jamalpur General Hospital, but duty doctors delcared him dead upon arrival.

The law enforcers also recovered 1,000 yaba tablets, 200g heroin, a pistol, and three rounds of bullets.

if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
Bidyut's wife Shilpi Begum claimed three officers from the Sadar cop shoppe had picked her husband up from their home Monday night. "And I heard about his death in a shootout with police this morning (Wednesday)."

SP Delwar brushed off her claims, terming them "false and baseless accusation."

He said Bidyut was accused in 16 drugs-related cases and one robbery case - all filed with Sadar police. "His wife is also accused in a number of drugs-related cases."

In Gaibandha, Raju Mia, a listed drug peddler, was killed in a reported shootout with the Rapid Action Battalion at Bisramgacchi village in Palashbari early in the morning, reports UNB.

Raju was the son of Abdul Jabbar of the upazila's Raigram.

In Lalmonirhat, a suspected drug trader was killed in a "shootout" with police in Kuti area.

The dear departed is Eshar Ali, 43, son of Momtaz Ali of Roson Shimulbari.

Lalmonirhat Sadar cop shoppe OC Mahfuz Alam said: "A group of seven to eight drug smugglers attacked us with sharp weapons and shot up us when we went to the area to arrest them around 3am.

In retaliation, police fired, killing Eshar, and leaving two coppers injured.

Later, he was declared dead after being taken to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital.

Lalmonirhat SP SM Rashedul Hoque said: "Some lethal weapons, cannabis, phensedyl bottles, and bullet shells were also recovered from the spot."

In Feni, RAB bumped off Faruq Hossain, 39, an alleged drug peddler in a reported shootout, reports the Bangla Tribune.

RAB 7 Feni camp in-charge Squadron Leader Fahim Ahmed said some drug pushers attacked a team of the elite force while they were searching a Dhaka-bound vehicle in Dadful area.

He said Faruq got injured when they fired back in retaliation. Later, he was declared dead when taken to Feni Government Hospital.

RAB seized 22,000 yaba pills and some firearms from the scene.

In Rangpur, a suspected drug pusher was killed in a "shootout" with police Hazirhat area in the morning.

Rangpur cop shoppe Inspector Moktarul Islam said a pistol and huge number of phensedyl bottles were recovered from the spot, reports the Bangla Tribune.

Till Tuesday, 41 people have been killed as law enforcement agencies launched their latest drive against drug peddling and abuse across Bangladesh.

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Rohingya militants massacred Hindus: Amnesty International
[DAWN] Rohingya faceless myrmidons massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty Inter­national said on Tuesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.

The killings took place on Aug 25, 2017, the report said, the same day that the Rohingya bandidos Death Eaters staged coordinated deadly raids on police posts that tipped the state into crisis.

Myanmar’s military responded to the Death Eater raids with harsh reprisals.

The UN says the army crackdown amounted to "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya, with soldiers and vigilante mobs accused of killing civilians and burning down villages.

But the Rohingya faceless myrmidons have also been accused of abuses.

Those include the mass killing of Hindus in the far north of Rakhine, where the military took news hounds ‐ including AFP ‐ to witness the exhumation of putrid bodies from a grave in September.

The holy warriors, known as the Arakan Rohingya Salv­a­tion Army (ARSA), denied responsibility at the time.

But Amnesty Internati­onal said on Tuesday that a new investigation had confirmed the group killed 53 Hindus "execution-style" ‐ mostly children ‐ in the Kha Maung Seik village cluster in northern Maungdaw.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

#1  the group killed 53 Hindus "execution-style" ‐ mostly children

Remember this the next time you read about the poor Rohingya.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/24/2018 7:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Muslim Freedom Fighters™
Posted by: Frank G || 05/24/2018 9:21 Comments || Top||

#3  I think we all knew it was something like this. I'm shocked that AI would report it after all the caterwauling about the peaceful Rohingya being chased from their fields and their looms by those brutish Hindu and Buddhist savages.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/24/2018 12:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Could be non-local IS doing a "drive-by atrocity" to get the locals and Rohingya further inflamed in sectarian conflict. In WW2, supposedly, Tito's Partisans had a habit of sneaking into a quiet district and killing the German garrison troops. Germans shoot local hostages and Tito gets new allies....
Posted by: magpie || 05/24/2018 17:01 Comments || Top||

Six people killed, injured in Islamic State attack, northeast of Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Six people were killed and injured as Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members attacked a house of a primitive in a village, northeast of Diyala, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, "Islamic State members attacked house of Sheikh Taha al-Khaldi in a village on the outskirts of Jalawla region, northeast of Diyala, using weapons and hand grenades."

"Three people of Khaldi’s family were killed, while three others were maimed as the attack was foiled," the source said indicating "information on murder of some IS members during the confrontations."

Security troops, according to the source, "arrived at the village and thwarted the attack. Situation is under control."
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Islamic State military commander arrested in Iraq’s Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) Iraqi police tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
on Wednesday 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....
military commander in the eastern side of Mosul, the group’s former capital in Iraq.

Hamad al-Jubouri, head of Nineveh Province police, told Anadolu Agency that troops, using intelligence tips arrested Taha Mohammed Salama, an Islamic State member who was in charge of the group’s mortar launchers.

Jubouri said the arrested hard boy had an arrest warrant previously issued for him.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2018 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Islamic State militants execute chieftain in Iraq’s Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) 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....
Lions of Islam have kidnapped and executed a tribal chief in Iraq’s Kirkuk as the province continues to record security breaches by the group against civilians and security members.

Alsumaria News quoted a security source saying that an armed IS group invaded late Tuesday a home in the village of Kanaan, al-Riyadh, southwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
and kidnapped the village’s chief, Mahguob Khalaf, before executing him by gunfire.

Several tribal chiefs have been assassinated by IS over the past few months after the group lost control over all of the territories they had occupied since 2014.

During its occupation of Iraqi territories, IS had used to execute civilians for fleeing its strongholds or for cooperating with Iraqi security forces.

Iraq declared the recapture of IS strongholds in Kirkuk in October, and a final victory over the group in all of Iraq in December. But since then, the group has staged several attacks against civilians and security forces.
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Three civilians wounded in bomb blast, south of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were maimed as a kaboom took place, west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted sayig on Wednesday.

"A kaboom took place near a market in al-Nasr wal Salam region in Abu Ghraib district, west of Baghdad, leaving three people injured," the source told Baghdad Today website.

Security troops, according to the source, "arrived to the accident spot and transferred the maimed to hospital for treatment."
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Palestinian gunman opens fire at troops, is arrested
[IsraelTimes] Security forces detain assailant after chase near Bethlehem. No Israelis hurt in attack; in Gazoo troops arrest unarmed man who crossed fence

A Paleostinian gunman opened fired at Israeli Border Police forces manning a checkpoint northwest of the West Bank town of Bethlehem Wednesday night.

There were no casualties in the attack.

The gunman fled and security forces gave chase, during which time the assailant once again fired at his pursuers. He was eventually subdued and taken into custody, officials said.

The gunman was lightly injured during his arrest.

In the Gazoo Strip IDF forces tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
an unarmed Paleostinian who crossed into Israel from the south of the territory, army says.

The suspect was arrested just after he crossed the fence. He was taken in for questioning.

On Wednesday security forces arrested two Paleostinians suspected of shooting at an Israeli vehicle outside Ramallah the previous day.

The Shin Bet said in a statement that the suspects, Paleostinians from the Ramallah area, "implicated themselves in the incident" during their initial investigation.
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US warplanes hit Syrian army bases in Dayr al-Zawr province
[PRESSTV] US-led coalition warplanes have targeted several Syrian military positions in the country's eastern Dayr al-Zawr province.

"Some of our military positions between Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes," the Syrian official news agency, SANA, quoted a military source as saying on early Thursday.

The source added that no casualties were caused by the attacks that only resulted in "material damage."

The US-led coalition has been conducting Arclight airstrikes against what are said to be ISIS targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

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Iranians among 26 pro-govt fighters killed in IS attack in Syria
[DAWN] About 26 pro-government forces based in Syria’s desert died in a surprise attack by the holy warrior 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 on Tuesday, a day after the jihadists’ ouster from the outskirts of Damascus, a monitor said.

"At least 26 regime soldiers and allied forces were killed in an IS attack at dawn today, against one of their posts in the Syrian Badiya," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Among them were Iranian militiamen, said the Britannia-based monitor.

The Badiya is a vast desert region stretching from central Syria to the eastern border with Iraq, where IS still holds small pockets.

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the attack hit a small base east of Palmyra, the famed ancient city that IS has overrun twice in Syria’s war.

"It began with a boom-mobile targeting regime forces that set off festivities that are still ongoing," he said. Five IS fighters were also killed.

"IS fighters launched their attack from a pocket they control in the Badiya, and which was the destination for IS fighters evacuated from southern Damascus on Sunday and Monday," Abdel Rahman added.

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#1  See? Even IS isn't all bad
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US blacklists Iranians for allegedly providing missile tech to Houthis
[DAWN] The US Trea­sury blacklisted five Iranians who allegedly supplied ballistic missile technology to Yemen’s Houthi re­­bels on Tuesday, a day after Wash­­­ington warned Tehran it faced the “strongest sanctions in history.”

The Treasury said the five placed on its sanctions list were linked to an operation by the Iranian Revolu­tionary Guard Corps to support Houthi attacks on cities in Saudi Arabia, which leads the Gulf coalition fighting the Yemeni rebels.

According to Riyadh, the Houthis have launched more than 130 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia since 2015, many of them intercepted by anti-missile defence systems.

In November last year they launched a missile which reached Riyadh, and the attacks have increased this year.

Iran has denied supplying missiles to the Houthis, while the group has insisted that they developed the missiles themselves.

Actions by the Revolutionary Guards “have enabled the Houthis to launch missiles at Saudi cities and oil infrastructure,” said Treas­ury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in a statement.

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  Hamas chief boasts of Tehran’s support, close ties to Hezbollah
Wed 2018-05-23
  Iraq arrests a senior Islamic State executioner in Kirkuk
Tue 2018-05-22
  Taliban leader Mullah Din Mohammad and comrades killed in Farah airstrike
Mon 2018-05-21
  ISIS foils rebel offensive in west Daraa, kills scores
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  Saudi Air Defenses Intercept Houthi Ballistic Missile
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  Brazil charges 11 people with trying to set up Islamic State cell
Thu 2018-05-17
   Top al-Qaeda leader for the Indian Subcontinent killed in Afghanistan
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  Islamic State’s financial chief of Diyala State, another member arrested
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  Iraq sentences man to death by hanging for slaughtering Russian diplomat
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  ISIS militants kill 9 of their own comrades in Nangarhar province
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