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Afghanistan
Taliban’s deputy shadow governor dies of critical wounds in Herat
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The deputy shadow governor of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group for western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province Manan Lewanay has died of critical wounds he sustained during the operations of the Afghan police forces.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Lewanay died of his wounds earlier today, days after he was critically maimed during operations of the police forces.

The statement further added that Lewanay was maimed in Rezak area of Obe district during the operations few days earlier.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  The statement further added that Lewanay was maimed in Rezak area of Obe district

I think that's near the spleen
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2018 9:00 Comments || Top||


Clash erupts among Afghan, Pak borders forces along the Durand Line
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A clash erupted among the Afghan and Pak borders along the Durand Line close to Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Sunday.

According to the local officials, the latest clash has erupted in Saro Sahan area located between Spin Boldak and Shorabak districts.

The officials further added that clash has erupted due to the circumstances surrounding the fencing works by the Pak forces along the Durand Line.

Reports received from the area of the incident suggest that sporadic festivities still continue between the two sides.

The Commander of the 4th Brigade of the Border Forces in Kandahar Colonel Aminullah confirms that a clash has erupted between the two sides close to Spin Bodak district along the Durand Line.

Col. Aminullah Further added that sporadic clash still continues but no one has been hurt during the exchange of fire so far.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


13 militants killed in foreign forces airstrikes in Ghazni province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least thirteen bully boyz were killed in the Arclight airstrikes of the foreign forces in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said Sunday.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast, the coalition forces carried out airstrikes against the bully boyz in Andar district, leaving 13 bully boyz dead.

The source further added that the airstrikes targeted a mini truck and an armored personnel carrier of the bad boys.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Somalia executes perpetrator on anniversary of deadliest attack
[PULSE.NG] Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said.

Hundreds of Somalis gathered at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the attack in which a truck packed with explosives blew up at a busy intersection, destroying some 20 buildings in an apocalyptic scene in a city used to regular explosions at the hands of Islamist group Al-Shabaab.

A year on, the Al-Qaeda linked group which still governs large swaths of territory, has never claimed responsibility, which observers attribute to the public outrage caused by the attack.

To coincide with the anniversary, a military court announced early Sunday morning that a member of the team involved in the attack, had been executed.

Hassan Adan Isak, was sentenced to death for "driving one of the vehicles used in the blast," read a statement from the court.

"Today, the 14th October 2018, the death penalty was carried out against him."

Isak was the driver of a vehicle which he parked near an airport checkpoint shortly after the truck went off, and was arrested for suspicious behaviour. The target of his attack was unclear and there were no casualties in the second blast.

Police sources said he died by firing squad.

'JUSTICE AND PROTECTION'
Business at the Zoope intersection has returned to normal, and some buildings have been reconstructed, now carrying billboards depicting harrowing pictures of the blast and its victims.

A memorial tower has been erected in the middle of the intersection.

"All we can do is pray for them, I have lost them, I don't think commemoration would bring them back to me, but I hope nothing like the October tragedy happens again," said Omar Haji Mohamed, a disabled father who lost two children in the blast.

"I still cry from the bottom of my heart where people cannot see and only God knows how much I go through every day of my life after that tragedy," he added.

Some frustrated residents said mourning would not solve the insecurity in the capital.

"I don't think mourning is the right and sufficient answer to wipe the tears from the eyes of those who have lost their loved ones, these people were massacred, so the perpetrators need to be chased and eliminated," said Ali Adan, a Mogadishu resident who lost three of his friends in the blast.

Abdisalan Mohamed, 23, who lost his brother, agreed: "I can still see the disaster right in front of me. We can mourn as much as we can, but it will not bring back our relatives, all we need is justice and protection."

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said.

Hopefully all shots landed below his belt.
Posted by: gorb || 10/16/2018 0:20 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egyptian police kill 9 terrorists in shoot-out in Upper Egypt
[Al Ahram] Egypt's interior ministry said in a statement on Monday that police had killed nine snuffies near the Assiut-Sohag desert highway.

The statement said that the police forces foiled hostile operations that a group of snuffies was planning to carry out.

The suspects were located in a cave in an area off the highway, in the province of El-Ghanayem.

The ministry said they possessed weapons and explosives, and were planning to carry out hostile operations targeting vital institutions.

The interior ministry added it coordinated with the supreme state security prosecution to raid the cave.

A shoot-out between police forces and the snuffies took place, leaving nine of the snuffies dead, the ministry said.

The forces also found weapons, ammunition, bombs, and some planning papers.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Egypt court upholds prison terms for Morsi, 19 others for insulting judiciary
[Al Ahram] Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld on Monday a three year sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and 19 others and issued fines for five others for insulting the judiciary.

The court rejected today the appeal by Morsi and 24 others, including Islamists and non-Islamists, against a 2017 court ruling, which convicted them of insulting the judiciary and criticising court rulings.

Monday's verdict is final.

In December 2017, a Cairo criminal court sentenced the defendants to three years for insulting the judiciary and its judges through publications and statements to TV and radio stations, as well as social media.

Those sentenced include tossed in the slammer
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
members of the banned-Moslem Brüderbund figures Saad El-Katatny, Mohammed El-Beltagy, and Sobhi Saleh, who were present today in court.

Some of those sentenced are runaways or had been released pending the appeal.

Political Activist Mostafa El-Nagar and journalist Abdel-Halim Kandil were among those sentenced to three years in prison today.

The five defendants in the case who were fined EGP 30,000 include controversial TV presenter Tawfik Okasha, political analyst Amr Hamzawy; political activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah; prominent rights layer Amir Salem; and former Wafd Party MP Mahmoud El-Sakka.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram kills Red Cross staff, says Leah Sharibu is their slave for life
[PULSE.NG] A faction of Boko haram known as 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....
West Africa Province (ISWAP) has executed Hauwa Leman, an aide worker with the International Committee of the Red Thingy (ICRC).

The ICRC staff was kidnapped in March 2018, alongside others at the Rann camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno by the terrorists.

The group had earlier warned that they would execute Leman if they don’t hear from the Federal Government.

In a statement which they issued in September 2019, after killing another ICRC staff, Saifura Ahmed, they said "We contacted the government through writing and also sent audio messages but the government have ignored us. So, here is a message of blood.

"The other nurse and midwife will be executed in similar manner in one month, including Leah Sharibu."

SLAVE FOR LIFE
According to The Cable, the holy warriors said that they will keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl who refused to denounce Christianity, as a slave for life.

The Red Thingy had earlier issued a statement on Sunday, October 14, 2018, calling on the Federal Government to work towards the release of t heir staff.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Children injured in Houthi mortar attack on civilian neighborhood, Hodeidah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Civilians, including children, were seriously injured following a 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 ...
mortar attack on their neighborhood in Hodeidah, 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...
on Monday, according to Saba News Agency.

Eye witnesses said that the Houthi attack caused the destruction of several houses and the injury of dozens of the neighborhood’s residents, including children.

The reported serious injuries were in the victims’ heads and other different parts of their bodies.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Seven jailed in Bahrain over last year’s oil pipeline blast
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Bahrain court sentenced seven citizens to prison terms Monday, stripping six of their nationality after finding the group guilty of attacking an oil pipeline last year.

According to the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA), five of the defendants were handed life sentences, one was given 10 years behind bars and another five years.

The charges included forming a "terrorist group" and "training in the use of weapons and explosives", BNA said.

The November 2017 blast cut off the pipeline linking Bahrain’s Bapco refinery with oil giant Aramco’s main pumping station in neighboring 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...
’s Dhahran province.

Manama in February accused Iran of training and arming at least two of those involved in the kaboom.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Europe
Cologne, Germany: Hostage Freed After Stand-Off With Armed Suspect In Suspected Terrorist Attack
[DailyCaller] German police rescued a woman after she was taken hostage by an armed assailant at the Cologne central train station Monday, an incident now being investigated as a possible terror attack, officials said.

Investigators say the incident began around around 12:45 p.m. local time, when a man carrying several homemade firebombs entered a McDonald’s near the station and ignited one. A 14-year-old girl was severely injured in the bast.

The suspect then fled to a pharmacy at Breslauer Plaza, near the back side of the train station, where he held a woman hostage for at least two hours, Deutsche Welle reported. He “massively threatened” the hostage and at one point tried to set her on fire, police said.

After crisis negotiations broke down, special police commandos stormed the pharmacy to free the hostage. The hostage taker, who police say was holding a pistol, was shot and seriously injured. The hostage and a bystander were also hurt in the operation.

“Special response units overpowered the man. During the police action he hurt two bystanders, one of them seriously,” police said in a statement, according to Agence France-Presse.

Investigators said they had not positively identified the attacker, who was being treated at a local hospital, but believed he was a 55-year-old Syrian migrant. Syrian identity documents in the same name as an asylum seeker who had been issued a German residency permit were found at the pharmacy, police said.

Several eyewitnesses to Monday’s attack say the attacker claimed to belong to ISIS, police said, according to NBC News.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 10/16/2018 06:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Germany deports man convicted over 9/11 terror attack 17 years after atrocity
[OUTLINE] Germany has deported a Moroccan man who acted as a "book-keeper" for the 9/11 terrorists, 17 years after the deadly attacks.

Mounir el Motassadeq, a member of a terrorist organization known as the called "Hamburg cell", was imprisoned in 2006 after he was convicted of aiding lead hijacker Mohammed Atta and two other al-Qaeda forces of Evil by paying their tuition and rent to keep the pretence that they were students.

Almost 3,000 people were killed when two hijacked planes were flown into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001. Two more jets were taken over by terrorists, one crashing into the Pentagon and the other into a field in Pennsylvania.

El Motassadeq, who had protested his innocence during the 2006 trial, is now expected to be put on a flight to Marrakesh, Morocco, after being collected from his Hamburg jail cell, where he had served almost 15 years.

The 44-year-old was flown by helicopter to the airport on Monday, and then escorted by two heavily armed coppers into a waiting area pending the afternoon flight, news agency dpa International reported.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  Please, deport terrorist supporter/symathizer to the US.
Time to be tried in the US where the atrocities took place.
May he never be able to partake in another evil act.
Posted by: boomerc || 10/16/2018 5:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Hell no. Let him rot in the shithole country he came from. That's the best punishment.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/16/2018 6:36 Comments || Top||

#3  The 44-year-old was flown by helicopter to the airport on Monday

Pinochet Opportunity Moment missed: "As God is my witness I thought Jihadis could fly"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2018 9:04 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran dismisses reports of suicide bomb threat at Ankara embassy
[Al Ahram] Iran dismissed reports on Monday of a suicide bomb threat at its embassy in Ankara, Iranian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said, after a Ottoman Turkish newspaper reported a planned attack on the building.

Ottoman Turkish daily Sozcu said that the embassy had been evacuated after authorities were informed of a planned suicide kaboom on the building.

However a Rooters TV cameraman at the scene said visitors to the embassy reported that operations were continuing normally despite heightened security in the area.

Police carried out searches on vehicles and the road on which the embassy is located was briefly closed to traffic, he said, adding that it was later reopened.

Iran's foreign ministry denied that there was a bomb threat against the embassy and denied that the building had been evacuated, state TV reported.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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