[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eight Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... gunnies were killed in a series of Arclight airstrikes carried out on the Taliban hideouts in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.
According to the local officials, the airstrikes were carried in the vicinity of Tarinkot city, the picturesque provincial capital of Uruzgan during the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.
Uruzgan police chief Abdul Qari Omari confirmed that eight Taliban gunnies were killed in the airstrikes and five others were maimed.
He said the airstrikes were carried out by the Afghan Air Force and with the help of A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircrafts have proven helpful in providing close-air support during the ongoing operation.
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[RADIOSHABELLE] Two Kenyans are among bandidosbandidos murderous Moslems injured after an Arclight airstrike by United States forces at an al-Shabaab ... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord... camp in Somalia on Christmas Eve.
Mohammed Ahmed Farah alias Mohammed Kheir and Abdullahi Wilif from Wajir County survived the strike at the terrorists’ training camp at Ball Raho.
They are currently being treated at Aus qurun medical camp, operated by al-Shabaab, according to a document shared among Kenyan security agencies and seen by the Nation.
Kenya Defence Forces planes also dropped bombs at another al-Shabaab camp on Thursday, killing two bandidosbandidos murderous Moslems and injuring four others.
KDF surveillance teams spotted al-Shabaab rescue teams arrive at Bohadi, the bombed camp at 2 pm, the document added.
"The rescue team from Kukumo al-Shabaab camp reached the site, collected the bodies and the injured and took them to Kukumo. The KDF plane that conducted the airstrike was clearing the routes for
KDF troops travelling from Busar to Elwak ," the document also said.
The bombed camp is located between Busar and Burahache within Gedo, a region categorised as sector two and falls under KDF mandate.
The camp targeted by the US air strike is located between Aus Qurun and Wargadud.
"There were 300 recruits at the camp at the time of the attack and dozens of them were either killed or injured," according to the document.
International forces in Somalia intensified attacks against al-Shabaab over the festive period, killing 17 Death Eaters.
They include Wednesday’s attack in which four bad boyz were potted after an airstrike by United States military.
A vehicle rigged up with explosives was destroyed during the airstrike, said a statement by US Africa Command.
The vehicle-borne improvised bomb is similar to one used by al-Shabaab to attack a Kenya Defence Camp in El-Adde and Kolbiyo, in which many lives were lost.
"The forces will continue to use all authorised and appropriate measures to protect the US, its partners and interests, and deny safe haven to terrorist groups. This includes partnering with AMISOM and
Somali National Security Forces in combined counterterrorism operations and targeting terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region," the statement added.
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12/30/2017 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] Gunman's shooting spree at Coptic house of worship leaves at least 9 dead south of Cairo, in latest assault on nation's Christians
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.... terror group grabbed credit for an attack Friday on a church south of Cairo that left at least nine people dead.
A "security detachment" carried out the attack on the Saint Mina Coptic church in the district of Helwan, IS said in a statement via its propaganda agency Amaq.
The attack was carried out by a gunman on a cycle of violence who opened fire outside the church and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest attack targeting the country’s embattled Christian minority.
The gunman was also killed, along with at least one police officer, officials said.
The attack began when the gunman tried to break through the security cordon outside the Coptic Church of Mar Mina. It was not clear how many assailants were involved. Egypt’s Interior Ministry referred to only one, but the Coptic Orthodox church mentioned "button men."
Five people were maimed, including another police officer, Health Ministry front man Khaled Megahed said.
The attack came amid tightened security around churches and Christian facilities ahead of the Coptic Orthodox Christian celebrations of Christmas on January 7. Police have been stationed outside churches and in nearby streets across Cairo. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has personally chaired meetings with his top security chiefs in recent days to discuss security during New Year’s Eve and the Orthodox Christmas.
A video circulating on social media after Friday’s attack apparently showed the gunman lying on the ground with his face covered in blood. Authorities closed off the area around the church.
The Interior Ministry identified the assailant as Ibrahim Ismail Mostafa, who, the agency said, was involved in several previous attacks.
A known wolf, then?
The Interior Ministry said he was maimed and incarcerated Into the paddy wagon wit' yez! but made no mention of his death, which was reported by the Health Ministry.
The assailant had earlier shot up the nearby store owned by a Christian, the Interior Ministry said.
Samir Gerges, a witness to Friday’s church attack, said people inside the church closed the gates when the shooting began but that some bullets penetrated the building. Gerges said he was walking along a nearby street when the gunfire broke out. He saw people running and some taking cover in a nearby restaurant.
Another witness, 40-year-old Raouth Atta, was praying inside the church when the violence broke out.
"People were terrified and wanted to check on their families in other buildings of the church," she told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named by phone. "We stayed inside for 30 minutes before we were able to get out."
Once she was able to leave, Atta said, she saw blood everywhere.
"We kept praying," said the Rev. Boules, who was teaching a class in the church complex. On hearing gunfire, he went to check on his students, who were panicking and terrified.
Since December 2016, Egypt’s Copts have been targeted by the terrorists, who waged a series of attacks that left more than 100 dead and scores maimed. The country has been under a state of emergency since April after suicide kabooms struck two Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday.
The IS affiliate has grabbed credit for all the bombings targeting Christians.
[PREMIUMTIMESNG] 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... gunnies have attacked Kamale community in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Residents and officials said at least four people were killed and many others including a House of Representatives member, Adamu Kamale, injured
Security and local sources said though the incident occurred on Christmas Day, it was not reported until Thursday evening due to communication problems in the mountainous area of Michika.
’’It was not reported until Thursday due to lack of communication and the survivors have scampered while others climbed mountains for their lives,’’ Micheal Zira, one of the fleeing residents said.
Confirming the attack on Friday, the distraught politician, Mr. Kamale, said the assailants sneaked into the town while people were celebrating Xmas.
"It was horror and we saw hell when the button men, though I cannot ascertain whether they were Boko Haram or not came to the area at about 11 p.m. on Monday being the Christmas day and launched an attack on residents.
"They just opened fire sporadically during which they killed four people while several other residents were maimed in a bid to escape the onslaught.
"I escaped being killed by (the) whiskers and I can’t recall how I managed to climb the mountain. It was terrible," the politician, who represents Michika and Madagali federal constituency, said.
He urged the government to deploy more soldiers to curb insecurity in the area.
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[PRESSTV] Saudi military aircraft have pounded residential areas in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada, killing four civilians and injuring a number of others.
According to Yemen’s al-Masirah television network, Saudi warplanes targeted the Ghamar district of the Arab country's mountainous province of Sa’ada early on Friday.
One woman and a child were among those killed, the report added.
Saudi raids have been met with a strong response from Yemen’s Houthi ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ... Ansarullah fighters and allied forces.
On Thursday, Yemeni armed forces targeted the positions of Saudi-backed mercenaries in the Arab country’s western coasts, killing or injuring around 50 snuffies and destroying their military vehicles.
Dozens of Saudi-sponsored snuffies were also captured during the retaliatory operation.
The latest Saudi Arclight airstrikes came only hours after a high-ranking UN official slammed the Saudi-led coalition for massacring more than a hundred civilians, including 54 at a crowded market and 14 members of one family in a farm, across Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic... in the past 10 days.
"These incidents prove the complete disregard for human life that all parties, including the Saudi-led coalition, continue to show in this absurd war," Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said on Thursday.
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The original report on the attack can be seen here.
[IsraelTimes] Group claims kaboom in Russian shop that maimed 14 people
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 grabbed credit on Friday for a kaboom Wednesday that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket and maimed 14 people.
"The attack that targeted a shopping center in Saint Petersburg the day before yesterday was carried out by an Islamic State-linked group," IS said in a statement via its propaganda agency Amaq.
The homemade bomb went off in a locker at the supermarket on Wednesday evening, officials said. Officials said the bomb had the power equivalent to 200 grams of TNT.
Anna Mityanina, vice governor of Saint Petersburg, which is Russia’s second city, said on Twitter that of the maimed, eight remained in hospital care. Five people declined to be hospitalized, she added.
The kaboom occurred at around 6:45 p.m. local time as Russians geared up to celebrate the New Year ‐ the country’s biggest holiday ‐ followed by Russian Orthodox Christmas, which falls on January 7.
In a sign of the severity of the situation, the case was overseen by Russia’s National Anti-Terror Committee even though authorities initially opened a probe into attempted murder.
The blast comes after a suicide kaboom killed 15 people and maimed dozens on the Saint Petersburg metro in April. That bombing was claimed by a group linked to al-Qaeda which said it was a message to countries engaged in war with Moslems, a veiled reference to Russia’s military campaign in Syria.
Earlier this month Russia’s FSB security service said it had placed in durance vile You have the right to remain silent... members of the Islamic State group who had planned to blow up the Kazan Cathedral, one of Saint Petersburg’s most famous landmarks, among other crowded places. The Kremlin has said that those attacks were prevented thanks to intelligence provided by America’s Central Intelligence Agency.
Saint Petersburg, Russia’s former Imperial capital, will host World Cup matches next year.
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[Ynet] The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any jacket wallahs at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday.
The stepped-up training is in response to an attempted bombing in a Times Square subway station walkway on Dec. 11. It comes on top of increasingly stringent security for the city's New Year's Eve celebration in the years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The New York Police Department will also deploy observation teams trained to spot snipers, increase the number of explosive-detecting dogs and position more officers throughout the area this year.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Pak military officials are claiming that actions have been taken against the notorious Haqqani terrorist network in North Wazoo tribal region of Pakistain.
A front man for the military of Pakistain General Asif Ghafoor told news hounds on Thursday that army went into North Waziristan indiscriminately and took action against the Haqqani network as well.
"The effect of an operation does not fully appear immediately. What we do today, its impact will be felt tomorrow," he was quoted saying by Daily Times.
This comes as the Afghan and US officials are saying that the Haqqani network and the Taliban ...Arabic for students... group leadership councils are still based in Pakistain.
In its latest report released nearly two weeks ago, Pentagon said certain turban and terror groups including the Taliban and Haqqani network still have freedom of action inside the Pak soil.
"Although Pak military operations have disrupted some turban sanctuaries, certain bad boy groups‐such as the Taliban and the Haqqani Network‐retains freedom of movement in Pakistain. The United States continues to convey to all levels of Pak leadership the importance of taking action against all terrorist and bad boy groups," the report said.
It further added that the Department of Defense will be a part of a whole-of-government, regional strategy to isolate the Taliban from sources of external support and to mitigate any malign influence from outside actors.
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12/30/2017 00:00 ||
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[PRESSTV] An Iraqi politician says search teams have found a mass grave in the country’s northern province of Nineveh containing the bodies of dozen members of Izadi minority, who are believed to have been executed by Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... ISISLions of Islam when they were in control of an area there.
Haji Kendor told Arabic-language al-Ghad Press news agency on Friday that the mass grave contains the bodies of 80 elderly and disabled women and is located near the town of Sinjar, situated over 400 kilometers northwest of the capital Baghdad.
Kendor added some of the victims had been buried alive, noting that ISISLions of Islam buried the Izadi women inside in a fish farm, and the grisly discovery was made by local search teams.
Back in August 2014, ISISLions of Islam overran the town of Sinjar, killing, raping, and enslaving large numbers of Izadi Kurds.
The region was recaptured in November 2015, during an operation by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Izadi fighters.
The Office of Kidnapped Affairs in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk said earlier this year that around 3,500 Izadi Kurds were still being held captive by ISIS myrmidons, adding that a large proportion of the abductees were women and kiddies.
The Endowments and Religious Affairs Ministry of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government announced in early August that ISIS’s genocide against Izadis had forced nearly 360,000 members of the minority to flee their hometowns, and another 90,000 had left Iraq and taken refuge in others countries.
It added that ISISbandidosturbans have kidnapped 6,417 Izadi Kurds, including 1,102 women and 1,655 children, since 2014.
Additionally, 2,645 children have lost their first line of protection, and the number includes 220 kids whose parents are still being held captive.
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12/30/2017 00:00 ||
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[Ynet] Paleostinian rioters clash with Israeli forces in 20 different locations across the West Bank and on 9 different locations along the Gazoo border, protesting Trump's Jerusalem declaration.
Thousands of Paleostinians took to the steets of the West Bank and to the Gazoo border area on Friday to protest US President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... 's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital for the fourth week in a row.
Paleostinian health officials said at least 50 rioters were maimed by live fire in Gazoo, with five at death's door, while at least 49 were maimed by live rounds, rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades in the West Bank, according to the Paleostinian news agency Ma'an.
Some 2,000 Paleostinians clashed with IDF forces on nine different locations along the Gazoo border fence. Rioters hurled stones at the forces and tried to sabotage the border fence. IDF forces responded mostly by firing tear gas, but also fired at four main instigators.
On the streets of Gazoo, about 1,500 people attended a rally protesting Trump's Jerusalem move, with demonstrators chanting "Death to America, death to Israel, and death to Trump."
At the same time, some 2,000 Paleostinians protested in 20 different locations across the West Bank, burning tires and hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces, who responded with crowd dispersal measures.
The demonstrations, however, appeared less intense in scale than previous Friday rallies called over Trump's announcement.
[IsraelTimes] Video from scene shows family members of fallen sergeant Oron Shaul taking cover during concert marking his 24th birthday
Three rockets fired from the Gazoo Strip at Israel on Friday appeared to have been launched to deliberately coincide with a ceremony marking what would have been the 24th birthday of an IDF soldier who was killed in 2014, and whose remains are held by Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",.
In general, terrorist groups fire their rockets under the cover of darkness, rather than in broad daylight, as in Friday’s launches.
Three rockets were fired at the Sha’ar Hanegev and Sdot Hanegev regions of southern Israel on Friday afternoon. Two of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, while the third struck near a building in a community in the area, causing damage.
The military censor did not allow the exact location of the strike to be published, as it could assist terrorist groups in fine-tuning their targeting for future attacks.
The launches were also directed toward the area where the ceremony was being held, at Kibbutz Kfar Aza, overlooking the place where Staff Sergeant Oron Shaul was killed in the 2014 Gazoo war.
The time and location of the event were publicized ahead of time.
The barrage came just after a musical performance, setting off loudspeakers in the area, which blared, "Code Red. Code Red," the term for an incoming rocket attack.
Far from bomb shelters, Jelin and the other members of the audience took cover on the grass, lying on the ground with their hands over their heads.
The loud blasts of the rockets being intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system could be heard in the video, though they could not be seen because of heavy cloud cover.
In the video, one member of the audience could be heard shouting in anger, saying repeatedly that Israel should "conquer Gazoo."
An organizer of the event called for everyone to keep calm and to make their way back to the kibbutz’s bomb shelters.
However, there's more than one way to skin a cat... Yesh Atid MK Haim Jelin, a former head of a regional council just outside Gazoo who was at the ceremony and others said the ceremony should continue "for Oron’s sake."
In a statement, Labor Party chief Avi Gabbay, who attended the event, said he was "filled with pride" that the ceremony went forward despite the attack.
Shortly after the rocket barrage, the Israel Defense Forces retaliated by attacking two Hamas positions with tank shelling and strikes from aircraft.
The rocket attack was the first such incident since December 18.
Police said one rocket that wasn’t shot down by the Iron Dome system was found outside a building that had sustained damaged from the impact. There were no reports of casualties.
This month saw two weeks of near-daily rocket launches, the largest incidence of missile-fire from the Strip since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. These daily attacks had recently seemed to have come to an end.
According to Israeli assessments, the rockets are not being launched by Hamas, but by other terrorist groups in the Strip. However, there's more than one way to skin a cat... analysts have noted that Hamas has been either unwilling or unable to clamp down on the groups, as it has in the past.
Protesting Trump’s December 6 declaration that Jerusalem is the Israeli capital, terror group Hamas, which runs Gazoo and seeks Israel’s destruction, has called for a new intifada and vowed to liberate Jerusalem.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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