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Senior Pakistani Taliban leader blown by own explosives in Kunar province
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Afghanistan
41 Killed In Deadly Kabul Suicide Bombing
Snip. Duplicate of this story from yesterday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Like I said...as many Shia v. Sunni, vice versa, kills in a month than in decades in Northern Ireland.
Posted by: anymouse || 12/29/2017 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm waiting for revenge(TM)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/29/2017 2:20 Comments || Top||


Six children killed in an explosion in Balkh province of Afghanistan
[Khaama Press] At least six children were killed in an kaboom in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan as the local officials are saying that the blast was triggered by a roadside mine kaboom.

The incident took place in Dawlatabad district after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a roadside went off, targeting the children aged between eight to ten years.

The district administrative chief of Dawlatabad Mohammad Karim confirmed that six children aged eight, nine, and ten years, were killed in the blast.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside kaboomings and boom-mobileings to target the government staff and security personnel.

However,
Switzerland makes more than cheese...
in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted besides such bombings incur casualties to the security personnel and in some cases the Talibs themselves are killed or maimed.

At least two Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bully boyz were killed while planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
province of Afghanistan nearly three weeks ago.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:


Senior Pakistani Taliban leader blown by own explosives in Kunar province
[Khaama Press] A big shot of the Pak Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), was killed in an kaboom triggered by own explosives in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Army said the Taliban leader Jan Wali who was also famous as Ahmad Sheena was killed in Shaltan district on Wednesday.

A statement by Silab Corps said Sheena was killed as a number of hard boyz were busy planting roadside kabooms and one of them went off prematurely, leaving the senior Taliban leader dead.

The Silab Corps further added that the enemies of Afghanistan have lost the capabilities to confront the security forces in the battlefield and therefore they are attempting to harm the peopel by placing IEDs on the roadsides.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups including the Taliban hard boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.

In the meantime, the local reports in Pakistain say Sheena was a dangerous terrorist affiliated with the TTP and was rubbed out by unknown button men.

According to the Pak officials quoted by the local media outlets, Sheena was involved in multiple acts of terrorism and wanted in various cases.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
US Airstrike In Somalia Kills 4 Of Al-Shabab, Destroys Bomb
[RadioShabelle] The U.S. military says a new Arclight airstrike in Somalia has killed four members of the al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
murderous Moslem group and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives near the capital.

The statement from the U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike Wednesday evening about 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of Mogadishu prevented the bomb from being used against residents of the capital.

Al-Shabaab was blamed for the massive truck bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed 512 people.

The U.S. has carried out 35 dronezaps in Somalia this year against al-Shabaab and a small but growing presence of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group-linked fighters.

The Trump administration early this year approved expanded military operations in the Horn of Africa nation.

The new U.S. statement says they assess that no non-combatants were killed in the strike.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al Shabaab Beheads Man Accused Of Rape
[RadioShabelle] Al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
snuffies were reported to have beheaded a Somali man whom it accused of raping a girl in the southern town of Janale in Lower Shabelle region.

The man whose name has not been identified was beheaded publicly in an open ground in the town on Wednesday afternoon, according to local residents.

Hundreds of people have watched the execution of the man.

Al-Shabaab often carries out such killings against the people convicted of rape, espionage, and robbery in the areas under its control.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Updated: Gunmen open fire at Coptic Christian church near Cairo, 9 Dead
[10News] Nine people have been killed after gunmen opened fire at a Coptic Christian church near the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the Health Ministry told CNN.

One of the attackers was also killed by Egyptian security forces, said ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed.

The assault was carried out at the St. Mina Coptic church in Helwan, a district on the southern edge of the Egyptian capital. It was not immediately clear who the attackers were or how many were involved.

Among the nine killed were eight Christians and a police officer, who was Muslim.

Five others have been injured, including two in critical condition, according to the Health Ministry.

A security cordon has been put up at the scene and senior officials have arrived at the site. Images from the scene show blood stains on the outside of the building.
Update from Al Ahram at 11:30 a.m. ET (marked as their third update since the story broke, so there may be future updates at this link):
Two unidentified gunmen killed nine people as they opened fire early Friday on a church south of Cairo, ahead of Coptic Christian celebrations next week, Egypt's state TV and health ministry said.

Security forces shot dead one of the assailants in an exchange of fire outside the church of Mar Mina in Helwan district while the other assailant has been captured, state TV and state news agency MENA said.

Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that nine people — including a Muslim and eight Christians — had been killed, in addition to the gunman, and five injured. Those wounded include two women in critical condition, he added.

State TV aired footage of the assailant's body, showing a bearded man wearing an explosive vest lying on the ground as crowds gathered.

The interior ministry said in a statement in the afternoon that it arrested an attacker on a motorcycle who attempted to drive through security forces outside the church armed with a machinegun, ammunition and a bomb that he intended to detonate in the church.

The ministry said he killed two people when he opened fire on a shop before heading to the church where he shot dead seven people, including a policeman.

The arrested attacker is an active terrorist who has carried out a number of terrorist attacks targeting police and civilians, the statement added.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/29/2017 08:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [361 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thank you for being on top of this for us, Frank. You’ve had a run of such posts recently.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 11:37 Comments || Top||

#2  What is it about Christians in Egypt that makes them such a desirous target? Are Muslims required to hate all Christians?
Posted by: jpal || 12/29/2017 16:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Islam means submission. In every way. For everyone. The hard core ones embrace the grim reaper of death the ultimate form of submission for all of mankind.
Posted by: Cheretle Angeans6218 || 12/29/2017 18:15 Comments || Top||


Egypt army kills 3 terrorists in North Sinai; 1 officer, 5 others killed by IED in raid on terrorist hideout: Spokesman
[AlAhram] Egypt's second field army killed three faceless myrmidons in North Sinai who were armed with weapons, ammunition and explosives, and destroyed four vehicles used by the terrorists, Egypt's army spokesperson Tamer El-Refaai said in a statement on Thursday.

The front man said that in a separate incident, one officer and five others were killed when an IED hit an army vehicle during a raid on a terrorist hideout.
The Times of Israel adds:
A roadside kaboom planted by Islamic gunnies in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula hit a military vehicle on Thursday, killing six people, including a senior army officer, security and hospital officials said.

They said the bomb struck a military convoy that was patrolling an area just outside the town of Bir al-Abd in northern Sinai, killing a colonel who was the town’s military commander, a second officer and four soldiers.

Three more soldiers were maimed in the attack, they said.

Bir al-Abd was the scene of the deadliest terrorist attack against civilians in Egypt’s modern history, when gunnies killed 311 worshipers in a mosque on November 24.

In a separate attack, a rocket-propelled grenade hit a police armored vehicle in central el-Arish, a coastal city in northern Sinai, killing one conscript. A firefight later erupted between the police and krazed killers, and a civilian driving in the area was caught in the crossfire and killed, said the officials. Three gunnies were killed in the shootout, they added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  Good thing they opened that gate to Gazoo
Posted by: Frank G || 12/29/2017 9:00 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey: Over 150 PKK, Daesh terrorist suspects arrested
[AA.TR] At least 170 suspects were incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
Thursday during anti-terror operations across The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
, according to security officials.

In the capital Ankara, 15 suspects were detained in an operation against the terrorist PKK’s social media structure, a security official, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, told Anadolu Agency.

A probe by Ankara prosecutors found that suspects were promoting the terrorist PKK through their social media accounts, the source added.

Eighteen others were arrested in the southern Adana province, over similar allegations, according to another security source.

Security officials also found that some of the suspects were involved in the burning of construction equipment in 2012, in Adana.

The operation against the PKK/KCK terrorist groups was launched in the central Yuregir and Saricam districts along with the Ceyhan district.

Also, 38 suspects, including Syrian nationals, were arrested over alleged links to the terrorist organization ISIS in the northwestern Bursa province’s central Osmangazi and Yildirim districts and Inegol district.

In another operation centered in the southeastern Van province, 22 others were detained in three provinces, according to security sources.

Five additional suspects, including Syrian nationals, were apprehended in the western Manisa province.

In the northwestern Sakarya province, three Iraqi nationals were arrested over alleged links to the terrorist group ISIS, a security source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Some digital materials and money in the amount of $138,000 and more than 50,000 Ottoman Turkish lira ($13,000) were also seized during the operation at the suspects' address.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wrecked scow, Agent 49 felt gingerly for his head. It was still there. He had been hoping differently...
prosecutors in the eastern Bingol province issued arrest warrants for 26 suspects as part of an investigation into ISIS, said a statement by the office.

Later in the day, 21 suspects were arrested during Bingol-based operations, including in Istanbul.

Ottoman Turkish security forces detained eight others in the eastern Elazig province during an operation against ISIS.

During another operation in Istanbul, six foreign nationals, including one woman, were arrested in the Basaksehir, Umraniye, and Gungoren districts, a security source said.

An operation launched in the southeastern Gaziantep province led to the detention of 17 suspects, according to a statement by the governor's office.

A total of $111,800 in dollars and 55,195 Ottoman Turkish lira (approx. $14,500), a gun, two chargers, 220 cartridges, two shotguns were also seized along with many digital materials.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  By strange coincidence, all are happen to be Kurds?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/29/2017 2:13 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm just waiting for Erdogan to declare a Kurd Kristallnacht, and force the relocation of the Kurds to concentration refugee camps. They can draw on their history with the Armenians.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 12/29/2017 14:46 Comments || Top||


Turkey searches for suspect after blast near police station
[IsraelTimes] An kaboom apparently targeted a cop shoppe Thursday in the southern Ottoman Turkish city of Adana but no one was hurt, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
confirms.

The blast occurred at 7:10 p.m. on a street close to the cop shoppe in the city’s Seyhan district. It shattered nearby windows and was heard in other parts of the city, the private Dogan news agency reports.

Police believe the blast was caused by a "sound bomb" designed to make a loud noise but not cause any casualties, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Police teams were investigating the site and a search was launched for a suspect.

"We believe it was a home-made bomb, like a sound bomb," Anadolu quoted Adana Police Chief Selami Yildiz as saying. "We are continuing our inspections."

The Dogan news agency said the bomb was placed beneath an electrical pole by a person wearing a mask.

Turkey has suffered a wave of deadly attacks carried out by Kurdish rebels or 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....
gunnies in recent years that have killed hundreds of people.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under:


Istanbul tightens New Year security, dozens arrested ahead of attack anniversary
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
will more than double the number of coppers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on New Year's Eve for security reasons, a year after a gunman killed 39 people in a nightclub, officials said.

State media said police had also detained dozens of people for suspected membership of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) though the arrests were not linked to New Year security preparations.

On New Year's Eve a year ago, a man with an assault rifle rubbed out Turks and visitors from several Arab nations, India and Canada at the exclusive Reina nightclub.

A year on, 37,000 coppers and some 4,000 gendarmes who maintain security in rural areas would be on duty over New Year, Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin told news hounds on Thursday - more than double the usual daily deployment.

"Virtually all our teams will be on duty. We will take all possible measures in Istanbul so that our citizens can mark New Year happily in peace," he said.

Authorities either banned or cancelled public New Year's Eve celebrations in the central Istanbul districts of Beyoglu, Sisli and Besiktas due to security concerns, officials and media said.

Sisli municipality said it cancelled a four-day event due to start on Thursday after the local governor requested it be curtailed for security reasons. Besiktas council was refused permission to stage an event, Haberturk newspaper said.

It said security was also being tightened in Taksim square, reportedly one of the initial sites the gunman last year planned to attack before he decided to target the nightclub.

"New Year (security) measures will be at the highest level. There won't be any celebrations," Haberturk cited Beyoglu police chief Ismail Kilic as saying. "Gatherings will not be allowed."

IS grabbed credit for the nightclub shooting, one of a series of attacks believed to have been carried out by the jihadists and Kurdish Death Eaters. A trial of suspects in the Reina attack, including the gunman, began this month.

Ottoman Turkish police on Thursday detained 38 people, some of them Syrian citizens, for suspected Islamic State membership in an operation in the northwestern province of Bursa, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

In raids across Istanbul on Wednesday, police detained six Islamic State-associated foreign nationals believed to be planning an attack, a police statement said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Baghdad Bombs and Bullets Bulletin

Islamic State member arrested in Baghdad: security command

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces arrested an Islamic State member in Baghdad, the capital’s security command said Thursday as the country continues to hunt for remnant militants cells.

The Baghdad Operations media service said in a statement, quoted by Alsumaria News, that an Islamic State member who had fled Mosul was arrested in al-Doura, south of Baghdad after an ambush was set up upon receiving intelligence information about his existence there.

Civilian killed, two tribal fighters wounded in two blasts in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while two tribal fighters were wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad, security sources said on Thursday.

“A bomb, placed under a civilian’s vehicle, exploded at al-Haswa region in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today. “The civilian succumbed to death after he was transferred to hospital.”

In related news, two tribal fighters were injured as a bomb blast took place in south of the capital.

“A bomb, placed at Sayyid Abdullah village, south of Baghdad, went off,” the source said adding that the explosion targeted a vehicle with two personnel of the Tribal Mobilization Forces on board.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said that the two personnel were taken to hospital for treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi troops seize 70 explosive belts within Islamic State hotbed in Tikrit
Tikrit (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Iraqi troops have seized 70 boom belts within an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
hotbed at a village in Tikrit city, a police front man was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Thursday, Spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry Brigadier General Saad Maan said, "Acting upon accurate intelligence reports, Iraqi troops discovered an Islamic State hideout at Umm al Wohoosh village in northwestern Tikrit."

"The shelter included 70 boom belts, 45 bombs and 120 sticky bombs," Maan added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Tribal figure killed in Islamic State attack against village, northeastern Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A tribal figure has been killed in an attack by 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....
against a village in northeastern Diyala, a local source said on Thursday.

"IS members launched an attack in the evening against al-Awamer village, at the outskirts of Qurret Tabbah town, northeast of Diyala," Rahim Aziz, head of the municipal council of the town, told Alghad Press. "The attack left a tribal figure from al-Jabour tribe killed."

"Security troops managed to repulse the attack and follow the bully boyz to outside the village," the source said. "Tight security measures were taken, while the victim was transferred to forensic medicine department."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Paramilitary troops repulse Islamic State attack on Iraqi-Syrian borders
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have repulsed an attack by 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....
murderous Moslems on borders between Iraq and Syria, the media service said.

In a brief statement, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said troops of the first brigade repelled on Thursday an attack by IS members and burnt their vehicle in south of Tal Sufuk region, on Iraqi-Syrian borders.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian arrested trying to enter West Bank military court with pipe bomb
[IsraelTimes] Border Police jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a 16-year-old Paleostinian teen who tried to enter a military court in the northern West Bank with a pipe bomb.

Forces immediately closed the entrance to the Samaria Military Court, clearing the area before bomb disposal experts arrived, a police front man said.

Earlier this month, police arrested a Paleostinian man who tried to enter the same military court with two pipe bombs. Security forces used sappers to defuse the explosives, which were found in the suspect’s coat along with a knife.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just take him out to a vacant lot and set it off without removing it first.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/29/2017 8:13 Comments || Top||


Settlers attack West Bank village after Palestinians stone Israeli cars
[IsraelTimes] Locals in Burin say Yitzhar residents broke into their school and shattered the windshields of teachers' cars.

A group of settlers raided the nearby northern West Bank village of Burin on Wednesday after Paleostinian youths hurled rocks at Israeli vehicles.

Yitzhar residents broke into a school on the outskirts of the village while it was in session and shattered the windshields of three parked cars belonging to teachers, the Yesh Din rights group reported.

But settlers said they were responding after Paleostinians threw rocks at Israeli vehicles driving past the village. Among those hit was Tzvi Succot, director of the far-right Otzma Yehudit group. He filmed himself exiting his vehicle and pursuing the rioters by foot.

Soldiers arrived at the scene and and dispersed the crowd with riot-dispersal gear. An IDF spokesperson confirmed that rocks were thrown by both Israelis and Paleostinians.

One soldier sustained light injuries from a rock thrown at his head, the army said.

Footage from Paleostinian residents shows Israeli tear gas clouding the school where the clash took place.

The school’s principal told Paleostinian media that one of his students was hit by a rubber bullet fired by Israeli troops and several others suffered from tear gas inhalation.

Relations between residents of Burin and Yitzhar have long been tense. Earlier this month, dozens of settlers entered Burin and hurled rocks at people and homes, with footage appearing to show the army standing by amid festivities between the sides.

Tensions in the northern West Bank have been high since a November clash between Paleostinians and a group of hiking settlers. Then, a group of several Israeli dozen youths ‐ chaperoned by two of the fathers ‐ embarked on a tour of the northern West Bank to celebrate the bar mitzvah of Elitzur Libman. As they hiked past the village of Qusra, they said, dozens of Paleostinian residents began throwing rocks at them. One of the armed chaperones opened fire, killing 48-year-old Mahmoud Za’al Odeh.

The next week, festivities broke out between settlers and Paleostinians in the area after a group of far-right Israeli activist from the Otzma Yehudit group returned to the scene of the shootout
. One Paleostinian man was shot and critically maimed under unclear circumstances. The army did not say then if one of its soldiers had fired the shot that injured the Paleostinian.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
France's most-wanted ISIS jihadi 'is CAPTURED' by Kurdish fighters in Syria with two other converts
More on this story from yesterday, with a useful photo of Mr. Most Wanted himself looking keenly toward the photographer.
[DailyMail]
  • Thomas Barnouin
    ...also known as Thomas Abdelhakim, the converted son of French schoolteachers became a member of the Toulouse network led by “the white emir,” Olivier Corel, after studying in Saudi Arabia...
    was captured with several French nationals in northern Syria

  • He was convicted of running a jihadi recruitment network and jailed in 2006

  • Close with Mohammed Merah who killed seven in Toulouse in 2012

  • Two of the other French nationals captured were Romain Garnier, 33, from Vesoul and Thomas Collange
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  And France would've been more grateful for an unmarked grave?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/29/2017 2:13 Comments || Top||

#2  It is unclear whether those caught in Iraq and Syria will be returned to their home country, although French officials have said they expect all adults to face local justice

Translation: "Go on ahead and kill him"

Posted by: Frank G || 12/29/2017 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought the French Government had a kill order out on French jihadists.

I'm like the rest of you. Why did the Kurds CAPTURE this punk? I think they wanted to curry some favor with the French. Now that the Kurdistan thing is out in the open with the wind down of the ISIS caliphate, the Kurds think a friend would come in handy in the negotiations.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 12/29/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Complete with French subtitles. I make it easy for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGXx56WqqJw
Posted by: jpal || 12/29/2017 18:21 Comments || Top||


Afghan Shia fighters killed in Syria: Iran news agency
That’s one way to get rid of excess population...
[AA.TR] Six Shia fighters from a militia group linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (RGC) have been killed in Syria, according to Iranian media reports.

The six slain fighters from the Fatemiyoun Division, an RGC-linked Afghan Shia militia, were buried Thursday in Iran’s city of Qom, Iran’s Mehr News Agency
...And if you can't believe Mehr News Agency who can you believe?...
reported.

Exactly where the Shia bandidos Death Eaters were killed -- and who they were fighting -- remains unclear.

Supported by Tehran, the Fatemiyoun Division is an gang made up exclusively of Afghan Shia fighters.

In recent years, members of the division have fought in Syria alongside Iranian troops and other Shia militias in support of Syria’s Assad regime.

Iran hosts an estimated three million Afghans, many of whom have fled persecution and armed conflict in their home country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  3 strikes:
1) Afghan,
2) Shia,
3) Dead tool for Iran
Posted by: Frank G || 12/29/2017 8:57 Comments || Top||


Turkish Red Crescent continues aid to Syria in 2017
Given the Turkish police previously discovered that Turkish aid trucks actually were delivering arms to certain jihadi groups rebelling against President Assad’s regime, what are we to think about this continued effort?
[AA.TR] Ottoman Turkish humanitarian organization sends nearly 7,000 truck-loads of aid to Syria in 2017

The Ottoman Turkish Red Islamic Thingy sent nearly 7,000 truck-loads of humanitarian aid to Syria in the year of 2017 alone, a Ottoman Turkish Red Islamic Thingy official told Anadolu Agency.

Hakan Sari, the head of the Ottoman Turkish Red Islamic Thingy’s Border Assistance, said The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
's largest humanitarian organization had maintained its aid support to all those in need within Turkey and Syria since 2011.

"As the Ottoman Turkish Red Islamic Thingy, our efforts in meeting peoples' needs continue to the best of our capacity. This year we have tried to reach out not only to the people in areas where Operation Euphrates Shield took place but also those in Idlib. We have sent Syria nearly 7,000 truck-loads of aid that we collected inside and outside Turkey," Sari explained, adding that the aid included not only food and sanitary supplies but also formula for children, medicine, medical and stationery supplies as well as variety of humanitarian aid materials.

"During Eid al-Adha [the feast of sacrifice], we distributed meat to thousands of families, with three kilos given to each family. We carried out special projects for Ramadan. We distributed fast-breaking menus to 10,700 houses per day [throughout the month of fasting]," Sari added.

He also mentioned the Ottoman Turkish Red Islamic Thingy's continued support to 12 orphanages and five camps in Idlib region, emphasizing the harsh conditions Idlib would find itself in once winter set in. "Nearly 700,000 people are living in 400 camps in Idlib," he said.

"Here at Red Islamic Thingy we were prepared for the winter months. The people are unable to meet their heating needs. We have recently finished distributing 5,000 heating stoves to the needy. We have also distributed beds, blankets, and coats, giving priority to the tent cities and orphanages."

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since 2011, when the Bashir al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the fighting and more than 10 million displaced, according to the UN.

Turkey hosts 3.2 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country in the world.
...and the EU is paying a great many euros to cover the cost of Turkey doing so...
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Regime, Russian warplanes hit Syria’s Idlib, killing 22
[AA.TR] Twenty-two people were killed Thursday by Arclight airstrikes and artillery fire in Syria’s Idlib province, the White Helmets civil defense agency said.

Russian and Syrian warplanes repeatedly struck residential areas in the town of al-Lataminah and six villages, White Helmets chief Mustafa Yusuf said.

"Regime and Russian warplanes fired more than 150 rockets at various targets in al-Lataminah," he added.

"They are also using internationally banned weapons, including vacuum bombs."

Idlib falls within a network of de-escalation zones -- endorsed by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, Russia and Iran -- in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
At least 3,000 Yazidis still held by Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: Kurdistan
Duhok (IraqiNews.com) At least 3,000 Yazidis are still held by 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....
in Iraq and Syria, Kurdistan Region’s Government declared on Thursday.

"3,073 Yazidi males and females of different age groups are still captivated by IS," Hussein Qa’idi, head of KRG’s Yazidi Kurds Liberation Office.

The federal government in Baghdad, according to Qa’idi, does not offer any kind of assistance in searching for or liberation of the kidnapped.

Moreover, Qa’idi blamed the difficulty of the mission on entrance of the pro-government of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), the financial crisis in Kurdistan and the ban on international flights.
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