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Taliban’s shadow governor for Paktika province has been killed
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Taliban kill 8 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint
[AlAhram] An Afghan official says the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have attacked an army checkpoint in the western Farah province, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers.

Abdul Samad Salehi, a provincial council member, says the bully boyz kidnapped another 10 soldiers in the attack late Saturday.

Provincial police front man Mohibullah Mohib says three bully boyz were killed and four others were maimed.

The Taliban, who control nearly half the country, carry out daily attacks mainly targeting security forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Iran-Made Weapons Seized from Taliban In Ghazni
[ToloNews] Local officials of Ghazni province said on Sunday that they have seized weapons from Talibs in the province which are made in Iran.

Ghazni governor and police chief said, in a clearing operation on the outskirts of Ghazni city, security forces gained access to a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
hideout, where they recovered Iran-made weapons.

"Around nine light weapons, which have been recovered by security forces are made in Iran," Wahidullah Kalimzai, Ghazni governor said.

"The weapons that you saw, which were very new, were in the hands of turbans and are made in Iran. The weapons were brought here for the continuation of war," Ghulam Daud Tarakhil, Ghazni police chief said.

Reacting to the reports over Iranian weaponry in Afghanistan fighting, the Afghanistan Interior Ministry said they have started investigations to find out how Iranian weaponry arrived on Afghanistan battlefields.

"Security departments have started investigations and we do not have the final results yet. As soon as the results are finalized they will be shared with you," interior ministry front man Najib Danish said.

"Afghan government is very weak and cannot defend Afghanistan’s illusory sovereignty and independence," Fazl Ahmad Oria, front man for the Grand Coalition of Afghanistan said.

So far, neither Iran nor the Taliban has commented on the issue.

...back at the argument, Livia grabbed for Jane's hair to make her point. Jane elbowed her in the face in rebuttal...
commander of 203 Tandar Military Corps, in a security meeting, said the Taliban’s big plans for Ghazni and Paktia provinces have failed, and the group in these areas does not have the ability to confront the Afghan security and defense forces.

"All their plans have failed," General Dadan Lawang, commander of the military corps said.

...back at the argument, Livia grabbed for Jane's hair to make her point. Jane elbowed her in the face in rebuttal...
Ghulam Sakhi Roghliwanai, police chief of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province said security forces in the province face a lack of weapons and ammunition.

This is not the first time that Afghan security officials claim they have seized Iranian weaponry from the Taliban. Before this, the United States displayed Iranian weapons that, according to them, were recovered from parts of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province and from areas close to Kandahar airfield.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Nangarhar border forces seize weapons being smuggled from Pakistan
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops seized at least 26 various types of weapons being smuggled from Pakistain into this province, the local security officials said.

The commander of the border forces in the East Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Husain Khel said the border forces of sixth Kandak seized weapons being smuggled to Dur Baba district from Pakistain.

Gen. Hussain Khel further added that the weapons were being smuggled inside a Toyota Corolla type vehicle which was stopped during an operation by the border security forces.

According to Gen. Hussain Khel, the smuggler who was attempting to take the weapons to Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province was also incarcerated
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
during the same operation.

He said two PKM machine guns, eight Ak-47s, and sixteen pistols were seized by the security forces.

Gen. Hussain Khel also said that it is yet not clear forwhat purposes the weapons were being smuggled to Nangarhar but added that an investigation is underway in this regard.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:

Taliban’s shadow governor for Paktika province has been killed
[KhaamaPress] Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s shadow governor for southeastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province of Afghanistan has been killed during an operation, the Ministry of Interior(MoI) said late on Saturday.

MoI in a statement said the group’s shadow governor for Paktika Pir Agha was killed during an operation in Gomal district of the province.

The statement further added that four other members of the Taliban group were also killed during the same operation.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the security forces also confiscated some weapons and munitions following the operation that led to the killing of Pir Agha.

Pir Agha was one of the key leaders of Taliban who had major role in planning and coordinating major terrorist related attacks, MoI added.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
ISIS kills 6 captives abducted from Libya’s Fuqaha town
[Libya Observer] The municipality of Jufra confirmed Sunday that ISIS bully boyz had killed 6 people whom they kidnapped from Fuqaha town late last October.

The mayor of Jufra Othman Hassouna told news hounds that 6 out of 10 persons were executed by ISIS terrorists, who attacked the town on October 29.

ISIS bully boyz want to exchange the remaining four persons with Lions of Islam detained by forces led by Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
, Hassouna added.

Four people were killed and 10 kidnapped by ISIS in Jufra last October after seizing control of the town of Fuqaha for hours.

Several families have left the town and others are still scared of an imminent ISIS attack as the authorities have taken no action to deter other attacks.

Posted by: Fred || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Here in America we still lethally inject or (increasingly) electrocute people who do this. In the rest of the world, the UN believes these types should be entered into dialog with...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/10/2018 11:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Nitrogen asphyxiation is the latest "craze".
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/10/2018 18:20 Comments || Top||

Morocco seizes over a tonne of cocaine
Any connection to Al Qaeda or Hizb’allah and the Iran Revolutionary Guard?
[PULSE.NG] Moroccan authorities said Saturday they had seized more than a tonne of cocaine and detained seven people suspected of smuggling the narcotic from South America to Europe.

The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation said the cocaine was found in a truck along with two dinghies near the port city of El Jadida, according to a statement carried by the official MAP news agency.

Seven Moroccan citizens were incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
"for their alleged links to a transnational criminal network involved in the international trafficking of cocaine between Morocco, Latin America and Europe".

The authorities said initial information suggested the drugs had been shipped over from South America on a commercial vessel before being transferred onto a smaller fishing boat and brought ashore in Morocco.

Cocaine traffickers have developed new routes to Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
over the past decade.

The drug is mostly sent from Central America via West African countries and more recently through North Africa, according to the United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
Office on Drugs and Crime.

In recent years, the Moroccan authorities have reported increasing cocaine seizures, including a record 2.5-tonne haul in October last year.

Posted by: Fred || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Nigeria attack
[IsraelTimes] Two soldiers have been killed when suspected 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...
fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, security sources tell AFP.

The twin gun and suicide kabooms happened early Saturday evening at Gulumba village, in the Bama district of Borno state.

The use of human bombs is a hallmark of the Shekau faction, which is known to operate in the area. Last month, Shekau released a video claiming attacks against troops in Gulumba.

"We lost two soldiers and two more were maimed in the attack by the Shekau faction," says one military source.

"The faceless myrmidons came in nine gun trucks with a jacket wallah at about 5:50 pm (1650 GMT) and attacked the base."

A second source says the suicide bomber tried to infiltrate the base but was "neutralized" by troops. He also says two soldiers were killed and two others were maimed.

"The faceless myrmidons faced stiff resistance and were forced to withdraw," he adds.

Neither source wanted to be identified as they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Attacks by fighters loyal to Shekau have reduced considerably in recent months, which sources attribute to the firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
leader’s ill health.

Instead, the IS-backed Boko Haram faction 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....
West Africa Province (ISWAP) has been blamed or grabbed credit for a wave of attacks against the military since July.
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Home Front: WoT
Man arrested in Florida for threatening synagogue, other Jewish groups
Sudden Jihad Syndrome.
[Jpost] The arrest warrant includes enhanced charges for hate crimes.

A man from South Florida was jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
for threatening a local synagogue on Saturday.

Aventura police announced that they arrested Nadim Siddiqui, a 35-year-old from Hollywood for making threats to the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and possibly other Jewish establishments.

Siddiqui became a "known nuisance in the area after a series of incidents many considered [antisemitic], such as tipping over menorahs and repeatedly trespassing at a Jewish market," according to the Miami Herald.

The arrest was part of a "coordinated investigation" involving local agencies, the State Attorney’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI’s Miami bureau, the newspaper reported.

The arrest warrant includes enhanced charges for hate crimes, the ABC affiliate Local 10 News, reported.

Siddiqui has been arrested several times by Aventura police in the last few weeks, the Miami Herald reported.

He entered a kosher grocery store and damaged merchandise twice in October, including smashing a bottle of wine on the floor and throwing an egg from the store at its front window. On December 4th, he damaged a menorah in the lobby of a building in Aventura, according to Local 10 News.

The Miami Herald names him as Nadim Benjamin Siddiqui and has a photo.
Patch reports that he is unemployed and lives on the 2200 block of Mckinley Street in Hollywood, Forida. No doubt we will soon be informed that he is well known to the authorities in the area and has gone off his meds, but that really he hasn’t a hateful bone in his body..
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  No doubt we will soon be informed that he is well known to the authorities in the area and has gone off his meds

If China wants to give us a problem they'll just stop shipping us meds.

But that's another story.
Posted by: gorb || 12/10/2018 1:23 Comments || Top||

#2  He's the sort considered "misunderstood" local color down here. His GoFundMe page will be up momentarily...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/10/2018 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  And most of the contributors will be... Well, better I don't go there...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/10/2018 9:03 Comments || Top||

Indian troops kill 3 Kashmiri fighters in 18-hour-long gunbattle
[DAWN] Indian troops killed three suspected Kashmiri fighters in the outskirts of occupied Kashmire's main city, ending a nearly 18-hour-long gunbattle, officials said on Sunday.

Indian paramilitary front man Sanjay Sharma said the three fighters were killed on Sunday in the outskirts of Srinagar. Two police officials and a soldier were maimed, he said.

Sharma said Indian troops had laid a siege around a neighborhood on Saturday on a tip that fighters were hiding there.

The fighting sparked anti-India protests and festivities as residents tried to march to the site of the battle in solidarity with the fighters.

Indian forces fired warning shots, shotgun pellets and tear gas at the stone-throwing protesters. No one was immediately reported injured.

Residents said Indian forces blew up at least five houses with explosives during the fighting, a common tactic employed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmire.

Posted by: Fred || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

ISIS cell captured in Sulaimani Asayesh ambush
[Rudaw] Kurdish security forces (Asayesh) announced Saturday they have captured a group of ISIS turbans that was allegedly plotting attacks in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Diyala, and the Kurdistan Region.

Two prominent ISIS suspects were apprehended in an operation on September 9, leading to the capture of several more suspects, Sulaimani Asayesh said in a statement.

"After the increase of ISIS movements in Kirkuk and Diyala provinces, the Kurdistan Region Security Agency/Sulaimani Asayesh started to build a strong military fence and formed a joint investigating and follow-up center to monitor the security situation of Sulaimani and other cities and towns of the Kurdistan Region," the statement read.

ISIS turbans had reorganized themselves outside the borders of the Kurdistan Region and were plotting to send attackers and jacket wallahs into the Region, Kirkuk, and Diyala outlying areas, it said.

"The Sulaimani Asayesh continued its follow-ups and thus obtained more precise information on the influential terrorist Haji Masab who was leading the group of ISIS jihadists," the statement read.

"The group had created a wide network of bandidos faceless myrmidons in Kirkuk and Diyala supervised by both bandidos faceless myrmidons Abu Huraira and Abu Mujahid."

"Together with Abu Fatih and Abu Saif, they were bringing bandidos faceless myrmidons from other parts of Iraq to Kirkuk and Diyala in order to destabilize their security," it added.

Sulaimani security forces were ordered to track down the desperados ‐ capturing two of them when they entered the Kurdistan Region.

"They were captured in an ambush," said Sulaimani Asayesh.

With their arrest, security forces were able to glean further intelligence, leading to the arrest of more suspects accused of plotting attacks in Sulaimani.

"With continued monitoring and more precise investigation of new ISIS plots, stronger plans were set up to deter any plots to destabilize the security of the Kurdistan Region. ISIS sleeper cells present in the Kurdistan Region were also discovered and were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in some raids," it said.

"Some other suspects, mercenaries and smugglers who had been directly and indirectly involved in assisting the ISIS bandidos faceless myrmidons were also captured."

The Kurdistan Region has been largely spared the kind of attacks, bombings and kidnappings taking place in Kirkuk, Diyala, Saladin, Anbar and Nineveh.
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Five Islamic State militants apprehended in Nineveh
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Five 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....
snuffies were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
Sunday in Nineveh province, the Iraqi Security Media Center said as the Iraqi forces still launch manhunts nationwide for remnants of the hard boy group.

Troops of the homeland security department in Nineveh province arrested five Islamic State Lion of Islams, who worked for the Islamic police force, also known as Hisbah, during the group’s capture of much of Nineveh province in 2014, Almaalomah news agency quoted the center’s front man, Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool, as saying in a statement.

"The arrestees were hiding at a border village in Nineveh when they were caught by security forces," Rasool said, adding that the five are wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terror charges.

"They were all handed over to the competent authorities for legal action," the statement read.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Landmine explosion wounds three Iraqi children in Basra
Basra (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Three Iraqi children were maimed Sunday as a landmine went kaboom! in eastern Basra, local police said.

"The children were gathering iron scraps in Shatt al-Arab district, east of Basra, when the landmine went kaboom!," coppers told Dijlah TV channel.

"The maimed children were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment," the officers added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:

Unidentified gunmen shoot Kurdish Peshmerga fighter dead in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Unidentified button men shot a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter dead Sunday in central Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
well-informed sources told Shafaq News website.

Ali Othman Saleh, 29, was on a visit to Kirkuk when two unknown assailants shot up him in Latif Awa neighborhood in central Kirkuk, the sources said.

Saleh was maimed and later died after he had been moved to a nearby hospital, the sources added.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but 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....
(IS) Lion of Islam group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

The Peshmerga are Kurdish fighters, who actively took part in the security campaigns launched to liberate Iraqi territories from turbans of Islamic State. Iraq declared that collapse of IS last December.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

IDF warns Lebanese to leave homes covering Hezbollah attack tunnels
[Jpost] The IDF issued a warning on Sunday to Lebanese citizens to "temporarily leave" homes standing on top of cross-border attack tunnels built by Hezbollah, as troops began operating beyond the border fence.

"Hezbollah built terror tunnels under Kfar Kila and Ramiyeh that infiltrate into Israeli territory, making the area a barrel of explosives," read a Twitter post by the IDF’s spokesperson for Arabic media, Maj. Avichay Adraee. "We are determined to neutralize these tunnels, and we do not know the outcome of these actions on the relevant buildings on the Lebanese side.

"Is it not time for you to insist that Hezbollah give you clear answers?," he continued. "Are you living in safety when you know that your houses are located above a barrel of explosives? We recommend that you thoroughly consider temporarily leaving the relevant buildings for your safety."

Adraee wrote the warning days after Israel found three cross-border attack tunnels built from the Shi’ite villages of Kfar Kila and Ramiyeh in southern Leb. The IDF says the tunnels are under its full control, and have been filled with explosives pending their demolitions.

On Sunday, the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar website said that the Lebanese army reinforced units deployed to the border with additional vehicles and artillery, to "prevent the Zionist army from putting demarcation marks on the Blue Line. The Lebanese army rejected the Zionist move during the absence of Leb’s topographic units, forcing the enemy troops to plant wedges 10 meters away from the Blue Line off Mays al-Jabal town," the report said.

Dozens of Hezbollah tunnels are believed to have been dug along the 130-kilometer border between the two countries, and the IDF said the operation to locate and destroy these tunnels, dubbed "Northern Shield," would take weeks or months to complete.

On Friday, the IDF fired warning shots at three Hezbollah holy warriors dressed in civilian clothing attempting to approach the border area where the IDF was carrying out tunnel excavation work. According to the military, the three men ‐ who fled back to Leb after IDF troops opened fire ‐ took advantage of bad weather to steal IDF equipment deployed to uncover the tunnels.

Leb said that IDF troops opened fire on a "Lebanese army patrol near the Blue Line in Kroum al-Sharaqi region to the east of Meis al-Jabal village because of heavy fog in the area."

Later Saturday evening, Leb’s NNA reported that 25 Israeli troops had crossed the technical fence separating Israel and Leb but not the Blue Line. Lebanese troops and UNIFIL Peacekeepers were reportedly monitoring the situation from the Lebanese side.

Friday’s incident took place in one of the many enclaves beyond Israel’s security fence with Leb, but still inside the Blue Line which marks the demarcation line between the two countries.

These areas, which are not covered by Israel’s fence with Leb due to the uneven terrain, have been previously neglected by Israel, and a Hezbollah ambush of an IDF patrol in the area led to the Second Leb War in 2006. Israel has since increased its presence in those areas, fortifying the fence and clearing away brush to allow for clearer observation.

While the IDF said that it only plans to operate against the Hezbollah attack tunnels on the Israeli side of the border, Leb fears that Israel will not be bound by that limitation and will also operate against the tunnels in southern Leb.

Despite the tensions along the border, UNIFIL front man Andrea Tenenti said no violation of the Blue Line has been recorded, and that the situation remains calm with UN peacekeepers present on the ground to monitor the situation and maintain stability.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Backflush them with just a little VX. Every day. Until they get the picture.
Posted by: gorb || 12/10/2018 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Nerve agents can be finicky and hard to handle. Just ask the Brits Russians. I suggest flooding the tunnels with natural gas. Everyone loves an earth-shattering kaboom.

Love the graphic, btw.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/10/2018 11:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Love the graphic, btw.

Fred has added some delightful new images to the collection he makes available to us, SteveS. This one is labelled “Twitter bomb”, I believe.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/10/2018 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  I was kind of thinking it should be under "Bluebird of Happiness", but that will do.
Posted by: gorb || 12/10/2018 14:39 Comments || Top||

Multiple Wounded in Terror Shooting Attack at Ofra Junction, Doctors Deliver Baby
[Jewish Press] Nine people have been wounded in a terror attack at the Ofra junction in the Binyamin region on Sunday evening.

One of the victims, a 21-year-old woman 30 weeks pregnant, is reported in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the stomach. A man who was shot is moderately wounded and reported in critical condition.

Her 21-year-old husband, also age 21, was moderately wounded and is reported in fair condition. They were both taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Four more people were wounded, including two 16-year-old girls. One of the four is in fair condition, and three others are in good condition. All four were taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center, also in Jerusalem.

The victims were standing near the entrance to Ofra, in the Binyamin region of Samaria, when the terrorists opened fire at them.

The terrorists, who were reportedly driving by in a white car with Palestinian Authority license plates, managed to escape.
still, probably Hamasniks
Roadblocks were being set up throughout the area by IDF soldiers who continued to search for the attackers.

A large number of soldiers have entered the village of Silwad looking for the terrorists. There are unconfirmed reports that their vehicle was found.

Update: The doctors at Sharei Tzedek managed to deliver the baby, and he is now in the Newborn ICU. The doctors are still working to save the mother.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

Iran arrests 10 suspects in suicide bombing that killed two
[AlAhram] Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car kaboom this week that killed at least two coppers, police chief Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday.

"Good clues have been obtained and hopefully with the public’s cooperation ... we will get to the main leads," Ashtari was quoted by the state news agency IRNA as saying.

More suspects have been identified and are being sought, Ashtari added.

At least 48 people were also injured in Thursday’s suicide car kaboom by a Sunni murderous Moslem group on a police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in southeast Iran, according to state media.

While suicide kabooms are rare in Iran, Sunni murderous Moslem groups have carried out several attacks on security forces in recent years in Sistan-Baluchestan province, where Chabahar is located.

The province is home to a Sunni minority in the largely Shi’ite country, and it has also long been plagued by violence from both drug smugglers and separatists.

The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group and Iranian state media reported that Sunni Baluch murderous Moslem group Ansar al-Furqan
...the Sunni Arab jihadi/separatist group based along the Iranian border with Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. It’s been a thorn in the Iranian side for the past quarter century...
had grabbed credit for the attack.

Tehran accuses its Sunni-led regional rival Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and its arch-enemy, the United States, of funding Sunni murderous Moslems, a charge Riyadh and Washington deny.

Iran has threatened to hit murderous Moslem bases in neighboring Pakistain unless Islamabad took action to secure its border area, which Tehran says has become a safe haven for anti-Iran groups to operate.
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SDF, coaliton battle through ISIS-laid mines in Hajin
[Rudaw] Mines and booby traps have slowed advances by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) into eastern Syria's Deir ez-Zor, but the US-led international coalition's partnered ground force reportedly now controls more than half of Hajin town following intense fighting.

The SDF are advancing on two fronts ‐ Baghuz and Hajin ‐ the local force announced in a statement on Sunday.

"In the evening, engagements continued on several points in this front, where the terrorist organization tried to regain the points and areas that they lost, and due to that [a] number of bad boyz were potted," read the SDF statement on the Baghuz advance.

The forces advanced a kilometer and have established more than a dozen defensive positions. The SDF have faced a number of ISIS counterattacks in the fight for Hajin.

Additionally, "the engineering units of our forces dismantled a number of mines that [were] laid by terrorists."

On the Hajin axis, the SDF "launched a violent attack on the terrorists’ positions and fortifications." Progress was described as "good."

The forces also had to detonate or dismantle mines and booby traps left by ISIS. SDF has established nearly three dozen defensive positions, according to its statement.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights detailed that the SDF force is comprised of Jaish al-Thuwar (an Arab force), Jabhat al-Akrad (a Kurdish force), al-Shaitat (an Arab force), and the Deir ez-Zor and Manbij Military Councils (mixed forces).

There was no direct mention of the predominately Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) participating in the fight, although the group has been allied with the other forces under the SDF umbrella throughout the ISIS conflict in northeast Syria.

The UK-based monitor added that the SDF now controls 70 percent of Hajin following the festivities. It also reported "intensive mines" left by ISIS.

In late October and November the US-led international coalition was reportedly unable to fully provide air support because of poor weather conditions.

The Observatory said coalition war planes conducted bombardments on Saturday morning.

The SDF's Operation Roundup began on May 1 with the goal of clearing ISIS from east of the Euphrates.
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