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-Lurid Crime Tales-
The PJ Tatler ISIS Tweeted "Chattanooga" Just As Gunman Began Shooting Rampage
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/16/2015 17:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [467 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Yet the gunman's motives are "unknown".
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/16/2015 17:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Appears to be an ISIS sleeper 'command detonated' via cell phone tweet, hitting pre-identified targets.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/16/2015 17:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Gimme the kookies.
Posted by: badanov || 07/16/2015 19:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Definitely time to ARCLIGHT Raqqa. I'm sure that might get their attention. Whoever complains gets nuked. Time to quit playing games, getting OUR people killed. It needs to become common knowledge again that if you f$$$ with the US, you will die.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 07/16/2015 20:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry, OP. That ship sailed a LONG time ago.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/16/2015 20:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Folks felt tgat way under Carter but things changed when a new President came into office. Its too late for this guy though.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/16/2015 22:44 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Bomb blast in Kabul's Lab-e-Jar area, no casualties reported
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A kaboom took place near a school in Lab-e-Jar area of Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
city but luckily did not have casualties.

Eyewitnesses say the bomb was placed under a culvert in Aspha square that went kaboom! around 01:00 pm this afternoon.

The kaboom shook the windows of the nearby buildings and spread panic in the area.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Armed men kill five civilians in second attack in Zabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Five civilians have been killed by unknown gunnies in southern Zabul province, the second such incident in one day.

Officials say the dear departed were setting in a shop in Babu area of Nawbahar District when they came under indiscriminate fire by unidentified gunnies yesterday.

Mirwais Noorzai, police chief of Zabul province says that five civilians lost lives in the incident and three others sustained injuries.

He said following the incident police arrived at the scene to chase the culprits but a shootout erupted between the two sides.

According to Noorzai two attackers were killed and a policeman embraced martyrdom in the clash.

This was second incident of its kind in Zabul province yesterday.

The first incident took place in Zabul's Shah Joy District. Hameedullah Noori, a civil society activist and a policeman lost lives in the incident.

The gunman who attacked Noori and later began to fight with security forces was also rubbed out in the exchange of fire.

Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Suicide attack targets police during Ramadan Iftar in Helmand
A jacket wallah targeted the Afghan police forces during Ramadan Iftar in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan, local officials said.

The incident took place in Lashkargah the capitla city of southern Helmand province with security officials saying at least four coppers were maimed.

The provincial police front man Nabi Jan Mullah Khel confirmed that a suicide bomber attacked the police forces in Ahmad Wali Khan area.

He said at least coppers were maimed in the attack. However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
the provincial public health officials said at least four coppers bit the dust in the attack and their bodies were transferred to Lashkargah state hospital.

The officials further added that four coppers were also injured in the attack and were shifted to hospital for treatment.

No goup including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

This comes as at least 29 people were maimed after an kaboom destroyed a mosque in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital city of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday evening.[Khaama (Afghanistan)]
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Somalia, Æthiopia battle with Al Shabab in Bakol
HUDUR, Somalia -- At least 5 people were killed while more than 4 others injured in a deadly battle between Somalia army along with Ethiopian troops in south of Somalia’s Bakol region.

The incident happened after a group of Al Shabab militants launched an ambush assault on military vehicle carrying Ethiopian troops an area sandwiched between Rabdhuure and Wajid towns. The ambush attack launched by Al Shabab has left at least 5 militants dead and 4 government soldiers were wounded, military sources have told Shabelle Media in Mogadishu.

Meanwhile, Somalia’s Hudur DC, Mohamed Mo’alin Ahmed told Shabelle Media that government troops had repulsed the attack and inflicted heavy losses upon militants during the raid.

Somalia government troops backed Ethiopian forces serving under Africa Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) are on high alert, in a bid to thwart Al Shabab fighters’ attempts in Bakol region.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
20 militants killed in attack on security checkpoint in North Sinai: Reports
[AlAhram] Twenty bandidos bandidos bully boys were killed and 25 injured as security forces repelled an attack on a checkpoint in North Sinai on Wednesday, Aswat Masriya said.

The reported attack took place to the south of Sheikh Zuweid.

Jet fighters and troops on the ground repelled the attack, a security source said.

The army has intensified its anti-insurgency operations in the Sinai Peninsula since early July after Islamist bandidos bandidos bully boys killed at least 21 soldiers in simultaneous attacks on army and police posts in North Sinai.

The decade-long Lion of Islam insurgency in North Sinai has intensified since Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power in 2013.

Hundreds of army and police personnel have been killed. The army has also announced the killing of hundreds of terrorists.

In November 2014, the most active Islamist Lion of Islam group in Egypt, Sinai Province - previously called - Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, is affiliated with 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, which controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

#1  apparently Egyptian troops have caught on to their tactics
Posted by: Frank G || 07/16/2015 10:03 Comments || Top||

#2  I hope so. There are reports of an Egyptian gunboat being struck by a missile (h/t xbradtc).
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/16/2015 15:54 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh closes Tripoli embassy
[Libya Herald] Bangladesh has closed its embassy in 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...
and warned its citizens not to come to Libya.

Officially there are some 40,000 Bangladeshis working in the country, though the figure is probably far higher. During the Revolution, 36,000 citizens were flown back to Dhaka, though many more are believe to have remained. There has since been a flourishing trade in fake visas.

The majority of the community is working in low-paid menial jobs, street cleaning and collecting rubbish. There are also Bangladeshi health professionals and oil field workers, two of whom were kidnapped for two weeks and then released this March, allegedly by Daesh.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Zintan, Zawia and Rujban strike peace deal
[Libya Herald] In the latest in a series of local peace deals, elders from Zintan, Zawia and Rujban agreed to an immediate ceasefire and a mutual pullback of fighters.

The agreement was concluded this afternoon at a meeting in Bir Ghanem. It contained a pledge that all three towns would never attack each other again. It also provided for an end to arrests at checkpoints. It was further agreed that there would be no pursuit of rival fighters, except for those who were suspected of crimes.

Rujban had already reached a peace deal with Zawia a month ago.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Egypt foils suicide attempt against army outpost
[ARABNEWS] Egypt's military said Wednesday its troops foiled a suicide car kaboom targeting an army outpost on a highway between Cairo and the canal city of Suez.

The Egyptian affiliate of Daesh group known as the "Sinai Province" claimed the attack on a Twitter account affiliated to the group.

A jacket wallah driving an explosives-laden vehicle attempted to strike the outpost on a highway leading to Suez, the military front man said on his Facebook page.

He said the explosives-laden vehicle was destroyed and its driver killed.

The front man said the bomber tried to drive through a checkpoint and ignored warning shots, prompting soldiers to open fire, blowing up the vehicle.

"There were no losses among troops, and preliminary inspection shows that about half a ton of TNT" was used, he added.

Daesh has stepped up attacks targeting security forces since the army's ouster of President Muhammad Mursi in July 2013.

Most of their attacks have been in the restive Sinai Peninsula, but deadly attacks have also been carried out in Cairo and other cities.

On Saturday, a car kaboom struck the Italian Consulate in Cairo killing a passer-by and wounding nine others, in the first against a foreign mission since Mursi's ouster.

That attack came days after a car kaboom in Cairo killed the country's top state prosecutor.
Al Ahram adds this about the 5 a.m. attack:
The Sinai Province group, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
last November, claimed the attack on Twitter and said that it killed a number of military personnel early on Wednesday.

The statement added that the attack was carried out by a jacket wallah identified as "Abu Degana."
The claim was, perhaps, a tad premature, given actual events.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis


Africa Subsaharan
At least 30 dead in triple militant attack in Nigeria
[DAWN] At least 30 people were killed in three attacks by bandidos Lions of Islam in northeastern Nigeria, local officials and inhabitants said on Wednesday.

The three assaults were carried out simultaneously on Tuesday. In the deadliest, over 20 were killed outside Ngamdu, a local politician, Mohammed Sando, told AFP.

"Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
gunnies... yesterday set up a barricade on the Damaturu-Maidiguri highway just outside Ngamdu, and attacked motorists. They killed over 20," Sando said.

"They then moved to Ngamdu and began to set houses on fire. Last week they burnt almost half the vilage in a similar raid," he added.

Haruna Kabil, a bus driver, said a large number of people from Ngamdu fled their homes after the attacks.

"Some houses in Ngamdu were smouldering when I passed this morning. I learned from some passengers I took from Ngamdu that Boko Haram invaded the village in the evening and began burning homes after attacking motorists on the highway. They said that many people were killed on the highway, by the attackers," Kabil told AFP.

Near Baga, which is located northeast of Ngamdu, Boko Haram attacked residents who had decided to return home from Maiduguri, where they had been living in forced displacement since January.

"Yesterday, they chartered a lorry to (take) them to Baga. On reaching Garin-Giwa, which is just four kilometres from Baga, they were ambushed by Boko Haram gunnies who opened fire on the vehicle, forcing dozens of men inside to flee into the bush," said Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fishermen's union in Borno state.

"The gunnies however apprehended eight of the passengers and shot them in the head," he added. In Damasak, Boko Haram assailants set fire to the town and "opened fire on everyone they saw," said local resident Buba Ari.

"We are now going through the burnt area looking for bodies. So far we have covered five. "The attacks underlined the threat still posed by the krazed killers, despite the authorities' pledges to crush Boko Haram's insurgency and with a new regional force set to deploy at the end of the month.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Man blows himself up planting bomb in Bahrain
[ARABNEWS] A man accidentally went kaboom! as he tried to plant a bomb targeting police in a village in Bahrain, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Several coppers have been killed over the past year in a series of attacks in the kingdom.

One officer was killed after a bomb went off near East Eker, south of the capital Manama, in July last year.

"A person killed himself in blast while trying to plant a bomb in East Eker. Bomb was meant to target police. Investigation opened," the ministry wrote on its Twitter feed.

The country, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet, says it has made strides in political reform and is increasing monitoring for abuses by security forces.

Bahrain freed prominent dissident Nabeel Rajab on health grounds on Tuesday, more than two months into his six-month jail term for insulting the authorities.

Manama hit back at US expressions of concern over the Gulf Arab kingdom's treatment of opposition figures on Wednesday, saying all its actions followed due legal process.

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry said in a statement the individuals were detained on the basis of criminal acts not political expression. "The government of Bahrain will not tolerate incitement to violence, and it is the government's duty to protect citizens, residents and visitors alike," it said.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under:


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Caucasian terrorists recieve stiff sentences
[RAPSI] The North Caucasus District Military Court has sentenced a group of terrorists that were convicted of attacking a police station in December 2013 to long prison terms, the court's press secretary, Alyona Katkalo, said on Tuesday.

He said, "Murad Atayev and Shamil Abdulazizov were given life sentences, Ramazan and Vladimir Khalizov received 23 years and 18 years, respectively, Magomed Ibragimov will spend 19 years in prison and Shamil Gazimagomedov 17 years."

According to reports, on December 27, 2013 the Khasavyurt Sector, a terrorist cell of the Islamist militant group Vilayat Dagestan, blew up a car at a traffic police station in Pyatigorsk, a resort city in the Stavropol Territory, killing three people.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Chinese police gun down three Uighur 'terrorists'
Much more on this story from yesterday.
[UPI] Chinese police on Monday gunned down three knife-wielding men they called "terrorists" from Xinjiang province. The men brandished knives and shouted jihadi slogans as officers entered their apartment in the city of Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province, according to officials.

After an initial retreat, officers called in reinforcements and cordoned off the building before returning and shooting four people who confronted them with knives and clubs.

Police say a 28-year-old woman assailant was injured in the encounter. She and three children were taken into custody. Another woman bystander was injured by police gunfire.

Security forces reportedly conducted the raid while investigating a group known as Hijrah Jihad and described the four attackers as "Xinjiang terrorists," according to a statement posted on a provincial government social media account and later removed.

Uighur rights groups have questions about the official police account.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Road blocked over youth's killing in 'encounter'
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: Local residents on Tuesday blocked Kohat Road for over two and a half hours in protest against the death of a youngster in an alleged police encounter in the quiet provincial capital.

Qaisar Shah of Ghari Saydan locality on Kohat Road was killed in the alleged encounter late on Monday.

The police claim the youngster died in exchange of fire while trying to escape and that he was asked to stop at police checkpoints.

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
locals deny the charge asserting the police potted Qaisar in cold blood.

They said Qaisar Shah slowly hemorrhaged to death as the police took around two hours to take him to the hospital. On Tuesday, family members of Qaisar along with area residents placed the body on Kohat Road to protest what they called the 'murder'.

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
they dispersed after police officials led by SP Rural Circle Shakir Bangash assured them of free and fair investigation into the alleged encounter.

Local elders later met Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
SSP (operations) Dr Mian Saeed, who assured them that the police would hold a fair investigation into the circumstances, which led to the killing of Qaisar, and punish the suspects if found guilty.

PML-N councillor Rehamdil Nawaz claimed the police had killed Qaisar in cold blood. According to him, after being shot by the police, Qaisar had contacted his family and apprised them of his bullet injuries.

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
the family road blocked over youth's killing in 'encounter' received his body at the Lady Reading Hospital."The body had several bullet marks. The coppers put the injured boy in a mobile van before killing him by firing several bullets in his body," he claimed.

The councillor said the police took over two hours to take the injured to the hospital.

He said the dear departed was a third-year student and also ran a spare parts shop on Kohat Road.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Pakistan military shoots down Indian 'spy drone'
[DAWN] An Indian spy drone has been shot down by Pak military forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber, Azad Kasmir, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

According to the military, the drone had violated Pak airspace after which it was targeted by Pak forces and brought down for "violation of Pakistain's territorial integrity".

The military maintains that the 'spy drone' is used for aerial photography.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
Islamabad has summoned the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistain T C A Raghavan to lodge protest over intrusion of its airspace by the Indian spy drone today near the Line of Control.

"The Indian High Commissioner to Pakistain has been summoned to the Foreign Office on Thursday," Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said.

In July, another drone had crashed near the working boundary in Shakargarh sector, which was taken into custody by Pak security forces. The drone was operated by Pakistain Rangers, it was later clarified.

Earlier in May, a pigeon which crossed the Indo-Pak border into India's Pathankot area was captured and detained for being a 'suspected spy'.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iran shells Kurdish village
[Rudaw] HALABJA, Kurdistan Region-- Iranian artillery bombarded a Kurdish village at the foot of the Surin Mountain early Wednesday morning. No casualties have been reported.

"Today Iranian artilleries began shelling Komirsi village before dawn at three in the morning, the village is located in Nawbariza township in the outskirts of Penjuin district," the information center of Penjuin told Rudaw.

The center added, "Iran's Revolutionary Guards fired three artillery shells into the village, which lies at the foot of Mount Surin, leading to a fire in the region; however, the residents were able to put out the fire without causing major damages."

The source also told Rudaw: "Iranian warplanes constantly fly in the area."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


ISIS launches coordinated attack in Khurmatu
[RUDAW.NET] 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....
(ISIS) launched a coordinated assault Wednesday against Peshmerga positions in Khurmatu, 88 km south of Kirkuka. After several hours of intense battle the Death Eaters were repelled.

"The attack was launched at 00:10am in Zargah bridge and stretched across different areas and lasted till 03:00 am," said Ahmed Besheyi, Peshmerga commander.

According to Besheyi, the attack was coordinated and was launched from several directions, "But due to the well-positioned strongholds and the fighting will of the Peshmerga forces, the attacks failed to achieve any territorial gains or inflict damages," said the Peshmerga commander.

"The Death Eaters managed to reach the area by crossing the Rokhana waters using rafts from one direction, and on foot from another direction, but they were repelled and could not achieve their goal," added Besheyi.

Khurmatu was detached from Kirkuk and became part of Saladin Province in 1976 with a decree from the Iraqi government. The town is currently under Peshmerga control.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS arrests hundreds of shop owners in Mosul
[RUDAW.NET] 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....
(ISIS) has tossed in the slammer
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
hundreds of shopkeepers in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
for failure to pay a religious tax to the fanatical group that has occupied the city in northern Iraq for more than a year, a Kurdish official said Wednesday.

Businesses in the vast territories that ISIS controls in Iraq and Syria must pay their "zakat," or Islamic alms that practicing Moslems usually give to the poor, to the myrmidon group, known as "Daesh" in Arabic.

"Daesh arrested 355 shop owners in Mosul after they refused to pay zakat to the group," said Saad Mamuzin, front man of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul, who lives in the Kurdistan Region since ISIS seized the city in June last year.

He added that ISIS had previously warned it would punish violators.

"Anyone who violates the ISIS decree is imprisoned by the group," Mamuzin said, explaining that detainees have been taken to unknown locations and their fate is unknown.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Young Palestinian woman stabs soldier in West Bank
[Ynet] Rawan Abu Matar stabs Netzah Yehuda soldier in back near Nahliel in Binyamin, inflicting light-to-moderate wounds; security forces apprehend attacker.

A Netzah Yehuda Battalion soldier was stabbed by a young Paleostinian woman near the settlement of Nahliel in the Binyamin area of the West Bank on Wednesday afternoon.

The soldier was taken to Tel HaShomer Medical Center in Ramat Gan in light-to-moderate condition.

The IDF front man said the Paleostinian arrived at a military post and stabbed the soldier in the back. She was apprehended and taken for questioning.

She was identified as Rawan Abu Matar, 22 years olf from the village of Beitillu, northwest of Ramallah. She is not a member of any particular group and is not known to security forces.

In her interrogation, Abu Matan said her intention was to murder a soldier.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:


Israeli security forces arrest terror cell behind murder of Danny Gonen
[Ynet] Shooter, a member of the PA's elite Force 17 unit, incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
after calling police and boasting of attack; four other accomplices also arrested.


Israeli security forces arrested the terrorist who killed Israeli hiker Danny Gonen near the settlement Dolev in the West Bank, along with four other suspects, it was cleared for publication on Wednesday.

The shooter was identified as Muhammed Abu Shaheen, 30 years old from Qalandiya, is a member of the Paleostinian Authority's elite Force 17 unit. He was imprisoned between 2006-2008 after confessing his intention to carry out a terror attack.

During questioning, Abu Shaheen confessed to the shooting and said he had collected intelligence before committing the attack. He also admitted to six other shooting attacks in the last year, including one in November 2014 in Al-Ram, in which a soldier was maimed.

The five were arrested about a week and a half after the attack, when troops raided the suspects' homes.

According to Sherlocks, there was no connection between the arrested cell members and the cell that committed the terror attack near Shvut Rachel, in which Israeli Malachi Rosenfeld was killed, or the shooting at an ambulance near Beit El. However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
the Shin Bet reportedly made new discoveries about those attacks over the last few days.

The attack took place on June 19, when Gonen and a friend were driving away from a spring near the Dolev settlement in the Binyamin area of the West Bank. A Paleostinian man signaled for them to stop as if to ask for help before firing at them from point-blank range, critically wounding Gonen.

The case reached a turning point when the Judea and Samaria District emergency center received a call from the attacker, saying he committed a terror attack and shot Israelis. The Shin Bet then traced the call, leading them to Qalandiya. One of the arrestees was Amjad Aduan, 35, who was previously detained for planning terror attacks. He is suspected of supplying Abu Shaheen with ammunition and served as a lookout at several shooting attacks.

The other suspects who were arrested are Asraf Amar, a 24-year-old member of PA military Intelligence, Fatah member Osama Assad, 29, who was released in the Shalit deal and is suspected of hiding the gun that Abu Shaheen used for the attack in his home; and Muhammed Aduan, 37, who has no history of security offenses, who is also suspected of hiding weapons for Abu Shaheen.

The terror cell belongs to the Tanzim militia founded by Fatah, which has been working to rebuild its infrastructure in the West Bank over the past year. These are young terror operatives, who do not answer to Fatah or the Paleostinian Authority.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority


Southeast Asia
Villagers grateful to heroic Philippine soldier
[InterAksyon] A clash between the New People's Army and Philippine soldiers in Gingoog City Saturday afternoon left several women and children in Alagatan village traumatized.

Gem,who asked that her full name not be revealed, said, "My 4-year-old daughter kept on saying 'God help us, please God help us' while she cried. As the gunfight ensued, we thought we were about to die as we crawled on the bamboo floor. I held my two children tightly and just prayed for our lives with our neighbors who were with us.

"The frightening part was that the NPA rebels were hiding underneath the bamboo floor where we were. If the soldier on the CVO outpost had fired back, I am sure we would have all been dead. The soldier just shouted to [the rebels to] let the civilians get out of the house until the time he [the soldier] surrendered to save us," said another woman who survived the encounter.

From their accounts, it appears that Pfc Adones Jess Lupida, the soldier who avoided firing at the NPA militants hiding beneath the civilians' bamboo floor, was eventually taken by the communist guerillas as a prisoner of war. The residents said Lupida is their hero because he surrendered to save their lives.

Residents said there were 15 people, including five children and two pregnant women in the house when the incident happened. All of those who survived while hiding in the house said they were grateful to the soldier who surrendered to the NPA in exchange for their lives.

Greg, who requested that his real name not be revealed, said, "For us he is a hero, he exchanged his life for our safety. He could have killed several NPAs from his vantage point above the CVO outpost, but he did not fire back or even throw a grenade towards the house."
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Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Sulu clash
[InterAksyon] An Abu Sayyaf sub-leader, long sought on charges of kidnapping and murder, was killed by government troops in Indanan, Sulu Wednesday afternoon. Killed in the clash with Joint Task Group Sulu was Mahmur Jupuri, alias "Mahmur".

Jupuri is known to have been involved in the kidnapping of a Malaysian couple in Sandakan, Malaysia on May 14.
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Bomb kills ranger in southern Thailand
[The Nation] A paramilitary ranger was killed and six others seriously wounded by a roadside bomb in Narathiwat province yesterday morning. The blast instantly killed Master Sergeant First Class Wattana Muangkaew and destroyed the team's truck.

Officials believe insurgents detonated the bomb from bushes along the roadside as the teacher protection unit's truck passed it. The militant group believed to be involved is led by Amran Ming, Hasaree Ming and Usman Aesa.

Later in the morning a second roadside bomb went off, but none of the targeted rangers was wounded. In the afternoon, another bomb attack hurt four defense volunteers.
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Fatah Army launches attack on two Shiite villages in support of Zabadani: statement
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Fatah Army on Wednesday announced a major offensive on two Shiite-dominated villages in the northern province of Idlib after two years of siege, the rebel group said.

The new battle is in support and solidarity with rebels of Zabadani in order to ease two week of bombardment by Syrian army and allied Hezbollah militia on the Syrian border city with Leb.

The powerful alliance of Islamist groups warned in statement of Zabadani fallout as it happened to Qusayr town in May 2013, assuring the new battle on al-Fou'a and Kefraya villages is a clear response to the Syrian army brutality in Zabadani city.

Army of Fatah, a reference to the conquests that spread Islam across the Middle East from the seventh century, has seized swathes of territory northern Syrian since late of March 2015 including Idlib city, Ariha and Jisr al-Shughour.

On Wednesday, regime army backed by Hezbollah has advanced deeper into the besieged Syrian city of Zabadani two weeks into a campaign to capture it from Lion of Islams, Rooters said.

Rebels contacted by phone told Rooters although they had lost some ground in parts of the city in the last few days, they have so far repulsed advances deeper inside their stronghold.

"They have now secured what they want...any more advances would be very costly in human terms for them," said Abu Abdo, a field commander from the Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
Lion of Islam group.

The control of the city, about 45 km (30 miles) northwest of the capital Damascus, is seen as crucial to consolidate government-held areas linking Leb and Syria. Zabadani is a former popular resort on the main Beirut-Damascus highway.
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Regime army, Hezbollah advance in Zabadani, rebels resist
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] The Syrian army backed by Lebanese ally Hezbollah has advanced deeper into the besieged Syrian city of Zabadani two weeks into a campaign to capture it from bully boys, Rooters said.

The control of the city, about 45 km (30 miles) northwest of the capital Damascus, is seen as crucial to consolidate government-held areas linking Leb and Syria. Zabadani is a former popular resort on the main Beirut-Damascus highway.

Activists said 5 Hezbollah bandidos forces of Evil had been killed on Wednesday, saying the dead of Iran proxy reached 75.

Bashir al-Assad army and Hezbollah captured the western mountains overlooking Zabadani last March but rebels who control the eastern hilltops have used rocket launchers to hit their positions.

Rebels have destroyed a rocket launcher set by Hezbollah in al-Zahraa citadel west of Zabadani, field sources said.

Hezbollah bully boyz and the army, aided by reinforcements, advanced closer to Zabadani's center under cover of heavy artillery fire and intense aerial bombardments of bully boy hideouts, according to Rooters.

Footage released by the Syrian army showed troops in the heart of the southeastern district of Sultani, the focus of street fighting. Rebels said some 500 families were still inside Zabadani and had taken shelter but the city was mostly deserted.

ZABADANI STRATEGIC GAIN

Its capture would be a strategic gain for al-Assad, whose army is battling on several other fronts with groups including non-jihadist rebels and hardline 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....
myrmidons.

A victory over the rebels would also secure a corridor for Hezbollah to transport fighters and arms. The Shi'ite Moslem group's military role inside Syria has been growing steadily since the start of the conflict in 2011.

Rebels contacted by phone said although they had lost some ground in parts of the city in the last few days, they have so far repulsed advances deeper inside their stronghold.

"They have now secured what they want...any more advances would be very costly in human terms for them," said Abu Abdo, a field commander from the Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
bully boy group.

Around 1,500 to 2,000 fighters from Islamist groups including Ahrar al-Sham and al-Qaeda's Syrian offshoot Nusra Front alongside local fighters have dug inside the city that was besieged by the army even before the last assault.

The army cut an bully boy supply route from neighboring rebel held town of Madaya to Zabadani two days ago, part of a move to further tighten the siege around the city and to sever supplies to forces of Evil from outlying areas.

The Sunni Moslem rebels in Zabadani have appealed to their counterparts in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus further southeast to escalate attacks to relieve pressure on them.

The area around Zabadani was part of a supply route for weapons sent by Syria to Hezbollah before the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, which has killed more than 230,000 people.
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Assad air strikes kill 14 people across Aleppo
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian regime air strikes killed 12 people and maimed dozens across northern province of Aleppo on Wednesday, activists and Zaman al-Wasl news hound said.

At least 8 people, including 3 children, have bit the dust in Darret Ezzat town due to 4 vacuum missiles stormed their neighborhood.

Also, regime barrel bombs attacks have killed 4 children and one women in Nadef village in the eastern countryside of the war-torn province.

More raids have carried out on the southern countryside, targeting Shwailiekh, Qasis and Abu Sousa villages, one woman reportedly killed.
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Rebels kill dozens of Army soldiers west of Damascus: statement
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] A fierce fighting flared up on Tuesday between rebels and Syrian regime army backed by paramilitary National Defense group in the western countryside of Damascus, leaving dozens killed and maimed, a rebel media center said.

The Unified media Center in the Western Ghouta said Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
had launched a counter attack on army checkpoints near Deir Khabiya town, killing dozens of soldiers and NDF murderous Moslems. Activists said Syrian air force bomib led to huge fire in the neighboring farms of the town, the fire has damaged vast hectares of fruitful trees.

Separately, the Fist Army, or al-Jaish al-Aw-Wal, said in statement. it's fighters has thwarted regime's attack on Masehara village in Quneitra countryside near the Occupied Golan Heights. The First Army has also targeted Tal Bazzaq and Manat al-Faras hills by mortar rounds, the FSA unit said.
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YPG advances in Hasaka
[RUDAW.NET] The People's Protection Units known as the YPG have mobilized its forces to recapture the southeastern areas of the Syrian Kurdish town of Hasaka. Fierce fighting is currently ongoing in some areas.

"The People's Protection Units have regained control over an International school and their forces advanced to control some areas inside Hasaka," a YPG source told Rudaw.

The US-led coalition is supporting YPG by attacking 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....
bases and positions.

The source added, "the YPG has been able to recapture Makeef district in southeastern neighborhood of Nashwa and Hwjiarah village in Hasaka."

The US-led coalition has carried out Arclight airstrikes in the south, east, and west of Hasaka. Coalition warplanes have halted the Islamic State (ISIS) in Shadadia town in Hasaka and carried out more Arclight airstrikes in Al-Zhour, East Nashwa, and Gweran against the positions of ISIS.

Hasaka was previously controlled by both YPG forces and the Syrian Army, each had control over different parts of the city
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Terror Networks
Islamic State targeted in 33 air strikes by US-led coalition
[Ynet] The United States and its coalition partners targeted 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....
forces with 33 air strikes in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday in the latest round of daily attacks on the krazed killers, a coalition statement said on Wednesday.

Sixteen of the strikes were in Syria with the greatest concentrations around Al Hasakah and Aleppo with six strikes near each city, according to the statement. Islamic State was targeted near four other Syrian cities with tactical units and fighting positions being hit, according to the statement.

In Iraq, 17 attacks were reported by the Combined Joint Task Force near six cities, striking tactical units, weapons, fighting positions and vehicles.
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