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--Tech & Moderator Notes
Normandy and the D-Day Landings
A shout-out to the heroes of this day 75 years ago. Gratitude and thanks.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/06/2019 11:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I walked a bit on Omaha Beach a couple of months ago. I had understood from books and so forth that Omaha was very difficult. But it wasn't until I stood on the beach and looked up at the bluff that I realized it was impossible. I have no idea how they did that.
Posted by: Matt || 06/06/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Rangers, Dude.
Rangers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 15:04 Comments || Top||

#3  "Of thee I sing"
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/06/2019 17:06 Comments || Top||

#4  How soon before there's a movie about the sassy black ladies who gave Ike the plan for Overlord?

"Hidden Figures 2: Electric Boogaloo in Woke War 2"
Posted by: charger || 06/06/2019 17:21 Comments || Top||

#5  As evil (the axis) made a mad dash for total control of the world, the US responded with action and deep faith. When it was over, the victors were completely humble and put on the face of their currency, "In God We Trust".
Posted by: Snating Gray1918 || 06/06/2019 19:56 Comments || Top||

#6  ...until I stood on the beach and looked up at the bluff that I realized it was impossible. I have no idea how they did that...

It is called American EXCEPTIONALISM.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 06/06/2019 21:58 Comments || Top||

#7  Thank you for posting this for us, JohnQC. This site really is a team project, and much the better for that fact.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 22:58 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Authorities arrest 22 'drug traffickers who distributed fentanyl and heroin supplied by El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel'
[Daily Mail, where America getsits news]
  • Nearly two dozen people were arrested for allegedly trafficking in drugs

  • Authorities said they intercepted 50 pounds of fentanyl in Chicago in February

  • It is alleged the fentanyl originated with the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico

  • The cartel was once headed by notorious kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

  • Authorities allege drugs were transported for re-sell in northeast cities
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 01:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


-Land of the Free
Border Patrol caught 140,000 migrants at the border just last MONTH setting 13-year record - as Pence holds crisis talks with Mexican foreign minister over Trump's tariff threat
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under:



#3  Wouldn't happen if we took a kidney before kicking them out.
Posted by: Caveman, Speaking for Ringo || 06/06/2019 8:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Trump has over a year to take the heat and still deliver. I'm not sure the Mexicans have that much play in their economy without dire consequences to the ruling class establishment.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Trump should go after the people who organize and aid and abet these mass migrations such as funders, immigration attorneys and immigration organizations on this side of the border as well.
Posted by: Snans Dribble4964 || 06/06/2019 14:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Just those who were caught.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/06/2019 17:08 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Mother Killed, Children Wounded As ISIS Mortar Hits Home In Achin
[ToloNews] At least one woman killed and four children were wounded after a mortar round hit a house in Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defense confirmed.

Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid who visited the wounded children said that the mortar was fired by Daesh militants in the area.

From amongst four wounded children, one of them has lost one of his legs.

“These children were wounded as a result of Daesh firing on our house. Their mother was martyred,” said Aqal Mir, victims’ uncle.

The children are under the age of 3 and 12.

Khalid said that the children were transferred in a US helicopter for treatment at Bagram Military Hospital in north of Kabul.

“We arrived in Jalalabad in a civilian vehicle and then the US helicopter transferred us here. The treatment of these children is going well. They are so kind people here,” said Aqal Mir.

According to UN statistics, last year over 600 Afghan children were killed and 1,500 others wounded during conflicts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban’s Guerrilla warfare commander arrested in Farah province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops have jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
the Guerilla warfare commander of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in western Farah province.

The Police Headquarters of Farah in a statement said the Afghan Police and Intelligence forces have arrested the Guerrilla warfare commander of Taliban Mullah Mohammad Khan in Farah city.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the operation on Tuesday night in Chaharbagh Village.

Mullah Mohammad Khan was previously operating as the shadow district chief of Khak-e-Safa district.

He is also responsible for murdering at least 40 personnel of the Afghan Local Police forces in Khak-e-Safa, the Police Headquarters of Farah said.

Furthermore, the security forces arrested four accomplices of Mullah Mohammad Khan.

The security forces confiscated 3 Ak-47 rifles, hand grenades and other munitions during the same operation.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Farah province has tanked during the recent years.

Talibs are active in remote and restive areas the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants suffer casualties in Kandahar, Uruzgan operations
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops carried out separate operations in southern Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces inflicting casualties on Talibs.

The 205th Atal Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the 1st Brigade of 205th Army Corps carried out artillery strikes in Shahwali Kot of Kandahar.

The statement further added that the artillery strikes left two Talibs dead and three others maimed.

Similarly, the 4th Brigade of 205th Atal Army Corps conducted mortar strikes in Uruzgan province killing 3 Talibs.

The operation was conducted in Khas Uruzgan district of the province, the 205th Atal Corps said.

The 205th Atal Corps also added that the mortar strikes also maimed nine Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighters.

The security forces also destroyed two cycle of violences and a vehicle during the same operation.

Both Kandahar and Uruzgan are among the relatively volatile provinces in the South. Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the two provinces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Deputy head of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement detained
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The deputy head of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement rebel group has been detained, a spokesman for the movement said on Wednesday.

Yasir Arman, had been living in exile and was sentenced to death in absentia over his actions in the group, but returned to Sudan recently. He was arrested by security forces, the spokesman said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Sudan protesters say 40 bodies pulled from the Nile
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Organizers of the pro-democracy protests in Sudan say 40 bodies have been retrieved from the Nile River in the capital, Khartoum.

The Sudan Doctors’ Committee said on Wednesday that the bodies were pulled out on Tuesday and were taken by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces to an unknown location.

Including these fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 100 since the violent dispersal of a sit-in outside the military’s headquarters in Khartoum on Monday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa North
ISIS claims deadly attack in Egypt’s Sinai, according to propaganda arm
More on this story from yesterday.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The ISIS bad boy group claimed an attack that killed eight Egyptian coppers in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, as the country marked the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

"ISIS fighters this morning launched two simultaneous attacks on two police checkpoints in the city of El-Arish," said a statement released by the bad boy group’s propaganda wing, Amaq.

It claimed that 10 coppers were killed in the two attacks; one on a checkpoint south of El-Arish and another on a second checkpoint in a "nearby area".

It said the twin operation was designed to "divide" the attention of security forces and give murderous Moslems enough time to pull back before reinforcements arrived.

The country’s interior ministry said eight Egyptian policeman were killed in an attack on the northeastern region, a hotbed of a years-long insurgency by bully boys, some linked to ISIS.

Egyptian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said there were fears the corpse count could rise, amid reports of attacks on multiple checkpoints.

Amaq said the operation also aimed to undermine attempts by Egyptian police to portray El-Areesh as being safe from ISIS attacks.

Egypt has for years been battling North Sinai forces of Evil affiliated with the ISIS bad boy group.

Hundreds of coppers and soldiers have been killed in attacks which surged after the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

The interior ministry said last month it had intelligence that murderous Moslems were planning attacks on "important and vital facilities," as well as prominent figures in El-Arish.

In late 2017, North Sinai was the scene of the deadliest bad boy attack in Egypt’s modern history when murderous Moslems killed more than 300 worshippers at a mosque, without any group claiming responsibility.

In February 2018, the army launched a nationwide offensive against the Islamists, focused mainly on the North Sinai.

According to official figures, around 650 murderous Moslems have been killed since the start of the operation, while the army has lost some 50 soldiers.

Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Caribbean-Latin America
Mexico officials intercept about 1,000 migrants on highway
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under:


Down Under
Bangladeshi jailed 42 years for ISIS-inspired attack on Australian host
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Bangladeshi student who enrolled in an Australian university with the aim of killing someone in the name of ISIS was jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
for 42 years Wednesday for stabbing her local host as he slept.

Momena Shoma, 26, admitted to engaging in a terrorist act when she stabbed Roger Singaravelu in the neck with a kitchen knife just eight days after arriving in Australia.

Shoma, who wore a black niqab showing only her eyes at the sentencing hearing in Victoria state’s supreme court, shouted "holy shit! Allahu akbar" as she attacked Singaravelu, who survived and was also present at the hearing, the court heard.

"Your deeds and words, and the intentions accompanying them are chilling," said judge Lesley Taylor in handing down the sentence of 42 years, with a non-parole period of 31 years and six months. She faced a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Taylor said her actions "sent ripples of horror throughout the Australian community".

"But they do not make you a martyr. They do not make you a beacon of Islam... They make you an undistinguished criminal," she said.

Prosecutors said Shoma became radicalized in 2013 while living in Dhaka and became enamored of ISIS and its calls for Moslems to engage in violent actions against non-Moslems.

After failed attempt
Curses! Foiled again!
s to study in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
, with the aim of crossing into ISIS-controlled parts of Syria, prosecutors said Shoma received a scholarship to study at La Trobe University in Melbourne and arrived in the city on February 1, 2018.

She moved in with an Australian family under a homestay program for foreign students and immediately began planning an attack on them, the court heard.

She purchased night vision goggles on February 3 and on February 6 rehearsed an attack by repeatedly stabbing the mattress of her host couple when they were not home.

The family discovered the damage and immediately asked the homestay organizers to remove her from the home.

Shoma was then placed with Singaravelu’s family and stabbed him three days later after watching videos about ISIS online, the court heard.

Outside court Singaravelu, an immigrant from Malaysia, said he was amazed to have survived the attack, and questioned how Shoma could have obtained a visa to travel to Australia.

"We came from Malaysia, from a Moslem country. We came to Australia for a better life. And most importantly, the security of this country," he told news hounds.

"She was red flagged in other countries; how she was allowed here?" he asked.

Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
Muslim Council demands apology for Cologne police 'racial profiling'
[DW] Cologne
...the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth populated city in Germany....
police have denied that brief detentions of Ramadan revelers at the city's rail hub amounted to 'racial profiling.' Germany's Central Council of Moslems says officers need coaching in cultural sensitivity.

"FOAD"
Calls of "Allahu Akbar" ["God is great"] by young Moslems wearing long gowns and vests outside Cologne's main rail station culminated on Wednesday in counter-accusations between city police and the Central Council of Moslems in Germany (ZMD).

Police chief Uwe Jacob denied that his officers were motivated by racism in detaining 10 young Moslem men aged between 18 and 28 inside the station on Tuesday during a one-hour intervention.

Searches done resulted in a one-handed knife being found and infringement proceedings against one person, according to multiple reports.

'APOLOGIES NEEDED'
ZMD chairman Aiman Mazyek said the men were on their way to celebrations to mark the completion of the Moslem fasting month of Ramadan when faced by a "massive" operation by police.

"We condemn the actions of the Cologne police and expect that coppers will be better culturally trained and sensitized and not react in great nervousness to any intended hint from the public about the alleged 'suspicious' behavior of people of other appearances," said Mazyek, adding that apologies were needed.

In Cologne, a city known for its diversity, police should have a minimum of knowledge about "religion-specific things like holidays and tradition," he added.

The station periphery was the scene of sexual assaults on women as Germany entered New Year in 2016 after dealing with mass "Balkan route" migrant arrivals - an incident that prompted closer policing on the plaza also adjacent to the city's famous cathedral.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 01:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  it's not racial profiling if they are right
Posted by: chris || 06/06/2019 6:46 Comments || Top||

#2  "...they were arresting everybody driving on that sidewalk, and that's profiling!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Apology: I'm sorry you're such a murderous, heretical death cult that profiling is only the reasonable response.

There. Feel better, Mo?
Posted by: Graimble the Limber9399 || 06/06/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#4  it's a pity the criminals racially profile themselves...

I wouldn't draw too much attention to that if I were wise, but then islam prevents wisdom.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/06/2019 12:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Societies need to protect themselves. I have said before, I will say again. There are some things you cannot leave to a government. The moment the first wave of migrants touched their land, the people should have revolted. Forcefully pulled down a govt. that loved outsiders more than those who elected it.
And beaten, lynched, burnt the rats out of their streets back into ports and borders.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 12:40 Comments || Top||

#6  It's not racial profiling if it's not racist, just religious.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 15:05 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm sorry you are all pig assholes.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/06/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
ISIS claiming to exterminate a Pakistani Intel agent
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2019 11:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  ♪Will the real islamic state please stand up, please stand up ♫
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 14:44 Comments || Top||

#2  They’re all the real Islamic State — just a bunch of self-organizing, loosely linked independent groups whose loyalty moves to whoever will pay them more, train them more, or has the latest best press. Later they’ll be Al Qaeda again, or the newest spreading thing. The only fixed thing is their family relationships and youthful friends; even their parents’ loyalties do not remain their own.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 15:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Set as today’s headline.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 15:31 Comments || Top||

#4  So, not everybody's ALL bad?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2019 18:12 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Three Peshmerga wounded in Turkish bombardment near border
[Rudaw] Three Peshmerga fighters were maimed, one of them critically, when Ottoman Turkish jets bombed an area north of Erbil on Wednesday morning.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
launched Operation Claw last week targeting suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions inside the Kurdistan Region of Iraq near its shared border with Turkey and Iran.

Asqi Zubair, a resident of a nearby village in Sidakan, awoke in the early hours of Wednesday to the sound of bombing, which has become a daily occurrence.

"The jets had bombed an orchard and a farm belonging to the Peshmerga fighters," Zubair told Rudaw via telephone. "The three Peshmerga, two of them brothers, rushed to the scene to the put out the fire that was engulfing their crops."

Isa Lawa, a Peshmerga colonel, told Rudaw: "When they went to put out the fire... the jets come back and bomb the area again. One of the Peshmerga has lost a leg and the two others have sustained minor injuries."

The incident took place around 5:30 a.m. in the village of Mergarash, Erbil province.

"I don’t know if there were PKK fighters in the orchard when the jets bombed but this has become our fate since 2008 when the Turks started setting up bases," Zubair said.

"The Ottoman Turkish army fired on a haji yesterday who was trying to attend to his orchard at the foot of a hill on which the Turks have a base," he added.

Thousands of villagers in this area are caught in the crossfire between the armed forces of Turkey and Iran and various Kurdish gangs.

Livestock are also regularly killed, destroying livelihoods. Forests and farmland are also devastated each year in wildfires caused festivities and dronezaps.

"Thousands of acres of woodlands, forestry, agricultural and pastoral lands and their vulnerable ecosystems were destroyed," environmental analyst Wim Zwijnenburg said in a 2018 report titled "Burning Borderlands: Open-Source Monitoring of Conflict-caused Wildfires in Iraq".

"Though it’s difficult to identify the cause of each individual fire, a substantial amount of the fires identified were likely caused by military action."

Family accuse Turkish military of killing Yezidi man near border

[Rudaw] Relatives of a Yazidi man shot dead in the border area between Turkey and the Kurdistan Region in the early hours of Tuesday have accused the Turkish military of unlawful killing.

Amin Salih, 20, and two of his friends were travelling from the Cham Mishko internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camp in Zakho to an area called Rabanga on the Iraqi side of the river that delineates the border with Turkey.

The three young Yezidis, originally from Shingal, had acquired a plot of farmland there.

As they approached the plot on the Iraqi side at around 4am on Tuesday, they came under fire from the Turkish side. One bullet pierced the windscreen of their white KIA pickup.

“The Turks were firing at us and hitting the vehicle,” Hussein Ali, one of the three Yazidi men, told Rudaw on Tuesday.

“The bullet which went through the windscreen hit [Salih’s] temple.”

The two surviving men hid in the vehicle for an hour as the shooting continued. Unable to escape to find help, their friend bled to death in his car seat.

The young men have farmed this plot of land for two years. Soldiers manning a Turkish outpost across the river had regularly fired warning shots, Ali says.

It is possible Salih and his friends were mistaken for smugglers, who use the secluded spot to move goods under the cover of darkness.

Salih’s family says the men were there in the dark hours of the morning because it was Eid and they wanted to finish work early before visiting their Muslim neighbors.

The Turkish military has not commented on the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Anbar antics: turbans airstruck, emir and 6 little henchmen die tired


Coalition warplanes kill IS militants, destroy hideout in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews) An official source informed, on Wednesday, that a number of 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....
Lions of Islam were killed, while their hideout was destroyed by a coalition warplanes air strike, north of Anbar.

In a press statement, the source said that the US-led coalition warplanes bombarded, today, specific area in Juail Valley, in the desert of al-Dulab, north of Anbar.

The air strikes destroyed a hideout belongs to the Islamic State, while killed a number of the group’s murderous Moslems, the source added on condition of anonymity.

IS Emir of Wilayat al-Jazeera killed in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews) Paramilitary forces leader Qatary al-Samarmad announced, on Wednesday, killing the so-called Islamic State’s Emir of Wilayat al-Jazeera, along with six others in an air strike by the Iraqi Air Force, west of Anbar.

Samarmad said in a press statement that after receiving information about the presence of the terrorist Abdullah Farhan, a.k.a Abu Muaallam al-Iraqi, in the desert of Anbar, joint forces from the Iraqi army and al-Hashd al-Ashaeri pursued 4 IS members in Dulab area, in Heet District.

He added that the warplanes bombed the tunnel, where the militants hid, while security forces found seven bodies belonging to the Islamic State inside the tunnel, including the Emir of Wilayat al-Jazeera, Abu Musallam al-Iraqi.

The terrorist group used that tunnel as a hideout to plan for attacks and terrorist operations against security forces and civilians, he further explained.

The operation came as part of an intelligence effort between the forces from the army’s 7th division and al-Hashd al-Ashaeri in the region, which facilitated the pursuit of terrorists and eliminating them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi intelligence apprehend IS’s Rashidiyah branch founder in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews) Iraqi Intelligence announced, on Wednesday, apprehending the founder of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group’s branch in Rashidiyah District, north of Baghdad. The Intelligence directorate indicated that the terrorist was apprehended in Diyala Province.

In a press statement, the directorate said, "Based on accurate information, detachments of the military intelligence directorate, backed by the 1st Infantry brigade, apprehended one of the dangerous Death Eaters in Khan Beni Saad area, in Diyala Province."

This terrorist founded a branch for the Islamic State group in Rashidiyah District in Baghdad, the statement added.

After being followed by military intelligence officers, he was forced to flee to Diyala where he was assigned to lead a terrorist group, the statement further explained. The military intelligence officers were able to ambush and arrest him.

The detainee comes from a terrorist family where his mother and sister are imprisoned on charges of terrorism, while his father and brothers fled to neighboring countries. He is also wanted on different charges, including terrorism
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Tunnels in Iran
[Twitter]




Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2019 02:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Nice!
Secret missile sites indeed.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 8:56 Comments || Top||

#2  That feeling when pix of all your super-secret stuff show up on Twitter.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/06/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||


Lone attacker kills four in Lebanese city
More on this story from a few days ago.
[DAWN] Military police and forensics in white overalls deployed in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
on Tuesday after a lone gunman went on an overnight shooting spree, killing four security personnel before blowing himself up in an apartment in a residential building.

The rare shooting, in which the gunman used a cycle of violence to move around, opening fire on police and army vehicles, shook the predominantly Sunni Moslem coastal city on the eve of the Eidul Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramazan.

Interior Minister Raya El Hassan told news hounds that the gunman, identified as Abdul-Rahman Mabsout, is a former member of the bully boy 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 and now a "lone wolf." She said the situation was under control.

The shooting began late on Monday with Mabsout first firing at a branch of the Lebanese Central Bank, then driving around, shooting at police and later at an army vehicle, killing four.

With police in hot pursuit, opening fire and using tear gas, Mabsout then drove to a residential building, where he shot his way up the stairs and into an empty apartment on the fourth floor and barricaded himself inside.

An hours-long standoff ensued, culminating with security forces storming the apartment. Cornered, Mabsout detonated his explosives vest, killing himself instantly.

On Tuesday, there were multiple signs of battle. At least four civilian cars and one police car were heavily damaged, their windshields smashed and pocked by bullet holes.

Military police and forensics removed bullets from the street. Tear gas canisters were still on the ground.

The nine-floor apartment building where Mabsout died was shell pocked and the apartment itself partially destroyed.

The owner of the apartment said he and his family were not in the house when the gunman stormed the building, but that his flat was left largely destroyed by the kaboom. He said the attacker entered his building after shooting one person in the street.

"Thank God there was nobody in the house, and my door is not made of steel, it is a wooden door so I think he broke the door and he walked in," Kamal Ferri said. Mabsout is a former member of the IS group who fought with the bully boy movement in Syria. He were tossed into the calaboose when he returned to Leb in 2016 and was released a year later.

The Lebanese army announced earlier that it has increased security around the country because of the holiday, when people go out to celebrate.

Tripoli, which is Leb’s second largest city, has in the past seen festivities between rival groups that support or oppose the Syrian government of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
. The city is also home to some holy warriors who fought against the Lebanese army in the past.

The bully boy Islamic State group and Al Qaeda-linked turbans have grabbed credit over the past years for attacks in different parts of Leb that killed dozens of people. Such attacks have been rare recently.

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Syria regime bombardment kills 10 during Eid
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Air strikes and shelling by regime forces killed 10 civilians in Syria’s northwest on Wednesday, as residents marked the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a war monitor said.

Two children were among six people killed in regime strikes on the town of Kafr Aweid in the hard boy-held province of Idlib, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The victims’ relatives gathered at the town’s graveyard on Wednesday afternoon as an excavator dug a large pit in the ground.

The scattered remains of one of the children were placed in a cardboard box before being buried, an AFP photographer said.

The corpse of another was covered in an embroidered blue sheath.

Another civilian died in regime shelling on the northern Hama countryside, also held by bad boys, said the Britannia-based monitor.

Regime air strikes also hit a cycle of violence in the Idlib town of Maaret al-Numan, killing a woman and her two children, said the Observatory.

Wednesday’s attacks come amid an escalation in violence in parts of the country’s northwest held by Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
.

A September deal was supposed to avert a full-out regime offensive on Idlib province and adjacent areas, home to around three million people, nearly half of whom have been displaced from other parts of Syria.

But the regime and its ally Russia have since late April ramped up deadly air strikes and rocket fire on the region, and fighters have clashed on its edges.

The bombardment of Idlib province and neighboring areas has killed more than 300 people since late April, according to the Observatory.

It also displaced nearly 270,000 people in May alone, according to the UN.

A total of 24 health facilities and 35 schools have been hit in the latest escalation, according to the UN’s humanitarian office.

Analysts predict that Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
and his allies will continue to chip away at the area, but not unleash a major assault that would create chaos on The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
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’s doorstep.

The conflict in Syria has killed more than 370,000 people since it started in 2011.
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