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Egypt executes four Islamist extremists over 2015 bomb attack
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Afghanistan
US drones target Taliban insurgents in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The US forces based in Afghanistan have carried new Arclight airstrikes on Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
targets in eastern 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 of Afghanistan with the local officials saying at least seven bully boyz including two ISIS bandidos Lion of Islams were killed during the raids.

The provincial government media office in a statement said Monday at least five Taliban bandidos Lion of Islams were killed in an airstrike conducted in Bati Kot district.

The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out earlier today in the vicinity of Ambar Khan area of the district.

According to the provincial government, some weapons and ammunition belonging to the Taliban bandidos Lion of Islams were also destroyed in the airstrike.

In another airstrike in Achin district of Nangarhar, at least two bully boyz affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group were killed and some of their weapons were destroyed, the Nangarhar governor’s office added.

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65 IS militants killed by Afghan forces, officials claim
[ANINEWS.IN] At least 65 Lion of Islams, belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group, have been killed by the Afghan forces in eastern parts of the country.

The Afghan officials have claimed the corpse count on Tuesday, according to the Tolo News.

The operations were conducted from the air and ground in Gorgore and Wangora areas of Haska Mena district, said the 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..
governor's front man, Attaullah Khogyani.

During the operations, one civilian was killed and 13 others injured, Khogyani added.

IS has not commented on the operations so far.

Earlier this week, 11 IS bandidos hard boyz were killed in the dronezaps conducted by the United States forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Key Taliban militant killed in Afghan airstrike
[ANINEWS.IN] A key Taliban
...Arabic for students...
murderous Moslem and 11 others were killed in an Arclight airstrike in Afghanistan, the country's Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed on Tuesday.

According to Tolo news, Taliban's shadow deputy governor Mawlawi Wali Jan, also known as Hamza and his 11 associates were killed in an airstrike in Uruzgan province.

As per a statement released by MoI, the airstrike was launched from the quiet provincial capital, Trinkot and also added that weapons, vehicles, and ammunition were destroyed during the airstrike.

A MoI official said: "Hamza was the main planner and organizer of terrorist and destructive activities, armed assault and kabooms in Trinkot and as well as in different parts of Uruzgan."
Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Commandos free Afghans from Taliban ‘Red Unit’, destroy $3.4 mill of hashish in Helmand
[DVIDSHUB.NET] Commandos from Afghanistan’s 7th Special Operations Kandak conducted a night raid that liberated five Afghans from a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
"Red Unit" compound in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, Afghanistan, Jan. 1, 2018. The Commandos also destroyed over 1,000 kg of hashish, denying $3.4 million of illegal drug trafficking revenue to the anti-government insurgency.

"The Taliban has turned into an organization that profits from the drug trade, and this is one of the motivations that their leaders have for continuing the fight," said Gen. John Nicholson, NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
Resolute Support commander, in a Pentagon press briefing, Nov. 2017.

The Commandos eliminated seven members of the Taliban "Red Unit" defending the compound and detained an additional four fighters. The Afghan special operators also seized IED components, explosives, and a large cache of ammunition.

This is the third high-profile rescue by a Commando unit in the past two months. On Dec. 18, a team of Afghan Special Security Forces and local police rescued an imprisoned village elder who refused to collect illegal taxes imposed by the Taliban in Sharana district, Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province. On Nov. 19, 7th SOK conducted a night raid that freed more than 15 prisoners from a Taliban prison in Now Zad village, Helmand province. The Taliban imprisoned the Afghans due to their family members’ service with the legitimate Afghan military and police forces.
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#1  Somewhere out there, Willie Nelson is wondering why his bus stash is late.

Posted by: Woodrow || 01/03/2018 6:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Love that one, Woodrow.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2018 11:05 Comments || Top||


US soldier killed and four wounded on Afghanistan border
[BBC] A US service member was killed and four US troops were maimed during a "combat engagement" in Afghanistan on New Year's Day, the Pentagon has said.

The soldier died in Achin, 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, along the Pakistain border - an area which has become a stronghold for the so-called 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).

The Pentagon did not release additional details or identify the US soldier who was killed.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own," an official said.

"At this very difficult time our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of our fallen and maimed brothers," said Army Gen John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan.

At least 15 Americans died in Afghanistan in 2017, according to icasulties.org, which tracks US deaths in foreign conflicts.

The Pentagon, which did not describe how the death occurred, said that two of the maimed soldiers are still recovering "in a nearby medical treatment facility and are in stable, pH balanced condition".

The other two injured soldiers have been returned to active duty, the statement said.
Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Could this US soldiers death along the Pak border be why Trumped tweeted at 7am Monday morning that aid to Pakistan should be suspended?
Posted by: Cheretle Angeans6218 || 01/03/2018 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  An interesting thought, Cheretle Angeans6218.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2018 1:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Far more than that.
Posted by: newc || 01/03/2018 1:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Achin is a district in southern Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on the border with Pakistan. Its population is 100% Pashtun. Achin is home to the Shinwari tribe, one of the largest Pashtun tribes.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/03/2018 4:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Oldest son told me that when he was in Naganhar with the 173rd one of the problems was GPS was iffy and prone to errors along the border, probably due to ore deposits. They would use three GPS units and patrol based on 'best two out of three' positioning.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/03/2018 13:16 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Suspected US Drone Carries Out An Airstrike Near Awdhegle Town
[RADIOSHABELLE] A suspected unmanned US aircraft carried out an Arclight airstrike in Lower Shabelle region of Southern Somalia on Tuesday, the first raid in the beginning of the new year.

Sources said the airstrike struck a vehicle ferrying 10 people. It’s not clear who were the occupants of the bus traveling on the outskirts of Awdhegle controlled by Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
The details of the casualties remain sketchy. The local administration did not respond to a Radio Shabelle request for comment on the attack.

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Five Security Officers Killed In Mandera Shabaab Attack
[RADIOSHABELLE] Five security officers were killed on Tuesday in an attack by suspected al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
holy warriors on the Elwak-Kotulo road in Mandera.

The attackers also burnt a police lorry while several officers were maimed in the evening ambush.

Mandera South deputy county commissioner Daniel Bundotich said three police reservists and two Administration Police officers died in the attack.

"We lost five security officers in the attack while on patrol on Elwak-Kotulo road," he said.

The second contingent of GSU personnel that was responding to the first attack was also ambushed, Mr Bundotich added.

Lorry Burnt
Nation established that the lorry that was burnt was the one the GSU officers were in.

The holy warriors are said to have attacked the first security group of APs, police reservists and regular coppers as they patrolled the notorious Elwak-Kotulo stretch.

"Combined forces were on patrol before being ambushed by suspected al-Shabaab turbans at Dubacity around midday. A team responding to the attack was also attacked and their lorry burnt,’’ said Mr Bundotich. He added that another team was being assembled to respond to the two attacks.

In November, two police vehicles were burnt to ashes in the same area, compelling police to stop escorting buses.

Safer Road
Buses on the Mandera-Nairobi route have since switched to Marsabit-Moyale road, which is considered safer.

According to Mr Bundotich, a gun fight ensued before the suspected turbans retreated.

"We are sure of more casualties on their side, considering the ground evidence," he said

On Sunday, KDF killed five suspected al-Shabaab holy warriors believed to have been involved in an attack on Ijara Police Station in Garissa.

KDF front man David Obonyo said a vehicle that had been taken away by the holy warriors during the attack on the cop shoppe was destroyed after explosives it was carrying went kaboom! during a gun fight that ensued between the soldiers and the murderous Moslems.
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At Least Two Injured In Mogadishu Car Bombing
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least two Somali civilians were maimed in a boom-mobile kaboom in Mogadishu on Monday night, witnesses and Police said.

The blast took place in Bulo-Hubey area in the capital after an bomb fitted into a vehicle belonging to Somali Intelligence officer went kaboom!.

The magnetic bomb went off shortly after the officer got out of the car. Two civilians who were nearby area sustained wounds in the blast and taken to a hospital, said a witness.

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Africa North
Egypt executes four Islamist extremists over 2015 bomb attack
[AlAhram] Egypt has executed four Islamist snuffies convicted of killing three military-academy students in a kaboom almost three years ago.

The four men were executed at the Borg al-Arab prison in Alexandria early on Tuesday.

The bombing took place in April 2015 outside a stadium in the Nile Delta city of Kafr El-Sheikh as the students were waiting for a bus to take them to the academy. Six people were also maimed in the attack.

In June, a military court in Alexandria upheld death sentences against seven defendants convicted of the killings. Three were sentenced in absentia and are still being sought by police.

Tuesday's executions bring the number of snuffies executed over the past week to 19.
Ynet adds:
The four were hanged for their role in a bombing in the Nile Delta town of Kafr al-Sheikh that took place during violence that followed the ouster of President Mohammed Mursi of the Moslem Brüderbund. Sisi, then the military chief, removed Mursi in mid-2013 after mass protests against Mursi's rule.
And An Nahar makes it explicit:
The four had been accused of having links with the Moslem Brüderbund movement of former president Mohammed Morsi whom the army toppled in 2013 following protests against his single year in office.
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Bangladesh
B'deshi youth remanded for giving death threat to US envoy
[ANINEWS.IN] A Bangladesh court has placed a youth on a two-day remand for giving death threat to the United States Ambassador to Bangladesh, Marcia Bernicat, on the social media here on Tuesday.

According to Dhaka Tribune, the Sub-Inspector of Detective Branch of Police, Patho Chatterjee, produced the youth named Sujon Kumar before the court earlier today. The order was passed by Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sharafuzzaman Ansari.

Sujon was tossed in the slammer
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by the country's Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) on December 31.

According to a case filed with the Ramna Police Station, where he was lodged, Sujon gave death threats to the US Ambassador by using a Facebook account named Hasan Ruhani. He also made provocative comments against the ambassador.
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Europe
Police probe Berlin U-Bahn knife attacker for Islamist motive
[TheLocal.de] Berlin police said on Tuesday they were unable to rule out an Islamist background after a "deranged" Syrian knifeman was locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
over an attack in one of the German capital's underground stations.

Witnesses said the 23-year-old, identified as Ahmad al-H., attacked several people with a knife "for no apparent reason" at the Bayerischer Platz station in southwestern Berlin on New Year's Eve, according to a police report.

But the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported that he had asked one 50-year-old German man his nationality and called him an "infidel" before stabbing him.

The man suffered a light injury but declined medical treatment, police said.

Other people attacked by the knife wielder including a mother with a young child escaped unharmed, according to Tagesspiegel.

Police said only that the attacker - who the paper reported was known to officers after being involved in several brawls - "seemed deranged" when they arrested him in response to emergency calls.

Following the arrest, officers brought the knifeman to a clinic and had him examined by a psychiatrist.

"We can't confirm or deny (the reports), we are checking whether there may be an Islamist background," a police front man told AFP.

The investigation has been passed to a unit which deals with politically motivated crimes, according to the police report.
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#1  Yes Dorothy, Hadiths cause mental illness.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/03/2018 6:29 Comments || Top||


France vows crackdown after New Year attack on police
[AlAhram] The French government vowed a crackdown on urban violence Tuesday after shocking video footage emerged of a policewoman being beaten on New Year's Eve.

She was one of two officers attacked by a crowd of youths after police were called to a party in the Gay Paree suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, in an assault President Emmanuel Macron called "a cowardly and criminal lynching".

A third officer was beaten up Monday while trying to inspect a stolen scooter inside a sprawling housing estate in the suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois.

More than a thousand cars were burned across La Belle France on New Year's Eve, a ritual for youths living in deprived high-rise suburbs.

"This violent society cannot continue in the years to come. It must be stopped," Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
1 radio on Tuesday, calling the attacks against police "unacceptable".

Officers had been called to clear a crowd of three or four hundred people attempting to see in 2018 at a warehouse party in Champigny-sur-Marne.

They fired tear gas after "a group of particularly violent individuals laid into the police," local security chief Jean-Yves Oses said, with revellers beating and kicking two officers.

Videos of the policewoman writhing on the floor as she is kicked by the crowd, as well as revellers flipping over a car, have gone viral on social media.

Two people were detained on suspicion of vandalism, but no one has been jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
for attacking the police. Macron vowed that the culprits would be "found and punished".

A total of 1,031 cars were torched across La Belle France as the country welcomed the New Year -- up from 935 a year ago -- while arrests rose from 456 to 510, according to the interior ministry.

Collomb said reforms were needed to improve lives in "pauperised, ghettoised" French suburbs, which have long suffered a reputation for violence and poverty.

"These are neighbourhoods that must change," Collomb said, ahead of new pilot schemes in local policing set to begin next month following a large-scale consultation with security forces.

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged reforms to laws governing coppers' right to self-defence, blasting "insecurity that sometimes comes close to that of urban guerillas" in tough neighbourhoods.

Macron set out a raft of policies to fight poverty in downtrodden districts in November after critics labelled him a "president of the rich" due to his generous tax cuts for high earners.

He reached out to the poor again in his New Year's message, promising a "grand social project" in 2018.

French police have long suffered testy relations with youths in poor immigrant-heavy suburbs, not least since the nationwide riots in 2005 sparked by the death of two teenagers who were electrocuted while hiding from officers.

The assault of a young man by police in Aulnay-sous-Bois -- which led to officers being charged, including for rape after a truncheon was shoved up the youth's anus -- sparked fresh unrest last year.

An attack on two officers who were badly burned when Molotov cocktails were thrown into their car in the southern Gay Paree suburbs in October 2016 prompted weeks of protests by police demanding safer working conditions.
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India-Pakistan
LEAs kill 3 suspected terrorists in alleged encounter in Karachi
[DAWN] The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Tuesday claimed to have killed three alleged terrorists, reportedly associated with banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain (TTP), during an alleged encounter in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Kaimkhani Colony area of Baldia Town.

Initial reports suggested that the alleged encounter ensued late in the night when personnel of Sindh Rangers' Anti-Terrorist Wing and the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh Police cordoned off the area on a tip-off regarding the presence of suspected terrorists.

According to security officials, three suspects were killed during the encounter, however, few others managed to flee under the cover of darkness.

Two Rangers and a CTD personnel received bullet injuries during the shootout, a Rangers spokesperson said.

The LEAs also claimed to have recovered two suicide jackets, two improvised bombs, a 9MM pistol, and two SMGs from the alleged hideout of the suspected terrorists.

Moreover, raids were being carried out to arrest the remaining suspects, whereas, the bodies of the dear departed suspects were being examined to establish their identities.

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Kashmir: Militants decamp after snatching police rifles
[ANINEWS.IN] In a shocking incident, terrorists barged into a court complex and fled away with five police service rifles late last night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. Following the snatching incident, an alert was sounded in the Shopian district. This incident came into light a day after militants gunned down seven persons, including five policemen.
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Iraq
Police conscript wounded in bomb blast, north of Ramadi
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A police conscript was injured in a kaboom in north of Ramadi city, Anbar, a military source said on Tuesday.

"A bomb placed under the personal car of a police conscript in al-Bu Theyab region, north of Ramadi, went off in the morning injuring the conscript," the source told AlSumaria News on Tuesday. "The injured was taken to nearby hospital for treatment."

"Army troops cordoned off the region to inspect it in search for the holy warriors, who placed the bomb," according to the source, who preferred anonymity.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 2 bombs leave 5 wounded

Bomb blast leaves two army personnel wounded in Baghdad

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Two army personnel were injured Tuesday as a bomb blast targeted an army patrol in Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

“An explosive charge targeted an army patrol at Al Tarmia area north of Baghdad, leaving two servicemen injured,” the source told Baghdad Today.

The explosion left damage to military equipment, the source added.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast scene,” the source said, adding that the ambulance transferred the injured to a nearby hospital.

Three people injured in bomb blast near Baghdad market

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Three people were wounded in a bomb blast near a popular market in Baghdad on Tuesday, a security source was quoted saying.

“An explosive charge went off near an overcrowded market at Shatt al-Taji area north of Baghdad, leaving three people injured,” the source told Baghdad Today.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast scene,” the source said, adding that the ambulance transferred the injured to a nearby hospital.
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More Mosul Moslem Mayhem: 11 ISIS turbans apprehended

10 Islamic State militants apprehended during combing operation in Mosul

Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – Security forces arrested on Tuesday 10 Islamic State militants in Mosul city, a security source was quoted as saying.

“Ten Islamic State militants were arrested while trying to infiltrate into Sumer area in eastern Mosul,” the source told Baghdad Today.

“The arrest was made during the troops’ combing of the area,” the source said, adding that the IS terrorists were carrying fake IDs when arrested.

Military intelligence arrests Islamic State member in Tikrit

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) The military intelligence has announced arresting an Islamic State militant, who escaped from Mosul city, in north of Tikrit, Salahuddin.

In a statement on Tuesday, the department indicated instructions to tighten measures to arrest militants who flee liberated regions and hide among citizens.

“Depending on accurate information, an ambush was set up to arrest escaping militants. One of them was arrested at a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Tikrit city. He was escaping from Mosul,” the statement added.

ISIS 'white beard' executioner captured in Mosul

[Ynet] Iraqi security forces have reportedly captured a member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) who had appeared in several photographs and videos where he takes part in stoning people under the rule of the Islamic State in Mosul.

The suspect is identified as “Abu Omer” who’s known for his long white beard, locals said, confirming his arrest on Friday.

The Iraqi media said that civilians in the city had reported Abu Omer’s hideout to security forces
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Diyala court sentences IS member to death over assisting suicide attackers in blasts
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Diyala Criminal Court has issued two death sentences against a terrorist for transferring suicide kaboomers who blew up themselves in the province.

Abdul Sattar Bir Qadar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said in a statement on Thursday, "Diyala Criminal Court made two verdicts of death sentence against 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....
member who took part in several terrorist crimes in the provinces."

"Among the operations that he carried out was transferring two suicide attackers, one of whom blew up himself in a funeral, while the other targeted a coffee shop in Muqdadiya," Bir Qadar added.

The two verdicts, according to the statement, were based on provisions of the Counter-Terrorism law.
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Iraqi-Syrian Border Battles

Iraqi troops kill 15 Islamic State militants on Iraqi-Syrian border

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Fifteen Islamic State militants were killed during a security campaign on the Iraqi-Syrian border, a police spokesman said.

“Acting upon intelligence reports, Federal Police killed 15 Islamic State militants while moving on the border between Iraq and Syria,” Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Brigadier General Saad Maan told Mawazin News.

“The security operation was launched after tracking down the Islamic State cell for a few days,” he said, adding that the troops seized medium arms and explosive belts.

Paramilitary troops repel IS attack, kill 18 militants on borders with Syria

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have repulsed an Islamic State attack, killing 18 militants, on borders with Syria.

A statement by the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said on Tuesday, “troops of the 28th brigade repelled an IS attack at Tal Sufuk border crossing with Syria. Eighteen suicide attackers were killed and two booby-trapped vehicles were exploded.”

“The attack was launched from several directions and targeted many checkpoints of the troops,” the statement added.

The troops also killed five other militants, south of the border.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Cleared for publication: Iranian intelligence operating in Judea & Samaria
[IsraelNationalNews] The Israel Security Agency (ISA), with the assistance of the IDF, uncovered and foiled an espionage and recruiting infrastructure operated by Iranian intelligence in Judea and Samaria, which was developed and funded by an Iranian operative living in South Africa.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/03/2018 07:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [518 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  developed and funded by an Iranian operative living in South Africa.

Hopefully a future tragic accident victim
Posted by: Frank G || 01/03/2018 8:43 Comments || Top||

#2  He will suddenly develop a serious case of heart disease and die from a massive heart attack.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/03/2018 9:19 Comments || Top||

#3  It's gotta make you wonder, though, what the Juice are doing in Iran.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/03/2018 11:41 Comments || Top||

#4  And perhaps not wonder what they are doing in South Africa, Abu Uluque.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2018 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  From the article:

The main terrorist arrested was Muhammad Makharmeh, 29, a computer engineering student residing in Hevron.

Makharmeh was recruited for Iranian intelligence by his relative Bakhar Makharmeh, who stems from the Hevron area but has lived in South Africa in recent years. Bakhar took advantage of Mahramah's trip to South Africa in 2015, and recruited him for Iranian activity.

Muhammad Makharmeh recruited two terrorists from Hevron in order to establish a terror cell: Nur Makharmeh and Dia Serahna, both 22 years old. Interrogations revealed that the two had agreed, together with Muhammad Maharma, to operate in a terror squad under Iranian direction, and received $8,000 in exchange for their activities for the Iranians.


Despite all sorts of grand plans laid out in the article for building the organization, it doesn’t sound like they’d actually got very far. Though perhaps there is more that Shin Bet chose not to reveal to reporters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/03/2018 12:25 Comments || Top||

#6  What it shows is that Iranians bypassing Hamas.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/03/2018 12:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Weren't we told long ago that Shia and Sunni never cooperate?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/03/2018 12:50 Comments || Top||

#8  His cell phone will be found on the seat of his car with the keys in it.

He will just disappear never to be seen again.

Once Shin Bet gets through with him, he'll be fertilizer in some remote kibbutz, buried in the middle of the night. No one will ever find his grave.

A man who suddenly ceased to exist.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/03/2018 16:08 Comments || Top||

#9  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1407138839608109/permalink/1957241081264546/
Posted by: 3dc || 01/03/2018 21:54 Comments || Top||


Israel arrests ex-Palestinian police officer for incitement
[IsraelTimes] Filmed carrying swastika banner, man in his 60s to be indicted for organizing demonstrations in al-Ayda refugee camp.

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a former senior officer in the Paleostinian Authority police on suspicion of incitement and organizing protest rallies, police said Tuesday.

The suspect, who was not named by police, allegedly organized a demonstration on Friday in al-Ayda refugee camp, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and was seen carrying a banner with a swastika on it.

Israeli security forces were forced to break up the protest and arrested several rock throwers.

The man, in his 60s, served as a senior officer in the PA security forces until a few months ago. He was arrested Sunday at a checkpoint.

He is expected to be indicted Tuesday for incitement and organizing protests.

"This is one of he main instigators who we have been investigating for a number of months," a Border Police officer said.

Separately, in East Jerusalem two teens were arrested on suspicion of attacking two ultra-Orthodox Jews on Saturday.

The two, aged 18 and 19, were arrested and brought for questioning, and are accused of carrying out a racially motivated attack.

They are accused of confronting the two men who were walking early in the morning toward the Silwan pool just outside the Old City. The teens allegedly blocked their path, cursed at them in Arabic and Hebrew and eventually hit them before fleeing. The men did not require medical attention and were able to continue on their way.
Ynet names the miscreant:
Yusef a-Sharqawi, a retired major-general in the Paleostinian Security Forces, will be charged with incitement and orchestrating violent rioting, Ynet has learned, after he organized and participated in a rally while holding a sign bearing a swastika.

A-Sharqawi previously served in the Paleostinian National Security Forces. He was living in Leb prior to the Oslo Accords and then moved the West Bank after the agreements were signed. He was initially recruited into the Paleostinian Security Forces as a junior officer and moved up the ranks. He retired last year.
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HRW to Iran: Investigate Killings of Protesters, Halt Use of Excessive Force Against Demonstrators
[ARABNEWS] Iranian authorities should refrain from using excessive force, investigate the deaths during the current protests across the country, and remove arbitrary restrictions on Internet access, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

So far, the official news channels of the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) have confirmed the deaths of at least 21 people including two security officers during the protests and festivities with security forces over the past five days. The protests began on December 29, 2017, in the city of Mashhad and have spread to more than a dozen cities in Iran.

"The rising corpse count bodes ill for Iranians who are daring to take their grievances to the streets," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "Rather than issue barely veiled threats against protesters, the authorities should investigate these deaths, ensure the rights of all detainees, and guarantee that people can protest freely and peacefully."

On January 2, the IRIB news channel confirmed the death of nine people including two security forces in protests and festivities that took place the day before in Isfahan province. Earlier, the IRIB confirmed the death of 10 individuals on December 31. Authorities had also confirmed the death of two people in Dorood, Lorestan province on December 30.

Police have confirmed the arrests of more than 550 people in the Tehran, Razavi Khorasan, and Markazi provinces.

Intelligence authorities have also placed in durance vile
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a number of activists during the past few days.

Social media footage and state media reports indicate that in certain cities, festivities between protesters and police forces occurred and public properties being damaged. A number of videos circulating widely on Persian-language social media channels also purport to show authorities using potentially lethal force against protesters, but Human Rights Watch has been unable to verify this footage.

On January 1, Mashahalh Nemati, governor of Dorood, a city in Lorestan province, confirmed the deaths of four residents during festivities there on December 29 and 30. He also described an incident on December 30 in which he claimed a 12-year-old boy and his father were killed when a fire engine taken over by rioters hit their car. He said the rioters later abandoned the fire engine.

On the same day, Hedayatollah Khademi, a member of parliament from the city of Izeh in Khuzistan province, told ILNA news agency, the Iranian Labor News Agency, that two people had died in "unrest" in the city on December 31, but that he could not confirm their causes of death. Khademi also denied allegation on social media that people had occupied government buildings.

Social media accounts said that the police shot and killed Masoud Kiani Ghale Sardi, a protester in the city of Izeh. Human Rights Watch has not been able to confirm those accounts.

Saeed Shahrokhi, the political deputy to the governor of Hamedan province, told IRIB that three protesters were killedin the city of Tuyserkan.

On December 29, Hassan Heidari, deputy prosecutor of the city of Mashhad, announced that 52 people had been arrested for "damaging public property." Shargh newspaper, close to reformists in Iran, reported that authorities had arrested 200 people in Tehran and 100 people in the city of Arak in Marakzai province on December 30. On January 2, Ali Asghar Naserbakht, the political deputy to the Tehran’s governor’s office, confirmed the arrest of 200 people in Tehran on December 30, adding that 150 were arrested on December 31 and 100 more on January 1
Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  I'm sure they'll get right on it...
Posted by: Raj || 01/03/2018 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Theory 1: They were couldn't find any "E-vile Juice Oppressor" stories and needed something to publish; or Theory 2: The Saudis bribed them.
Posted by: magpie || 01/03/2018 14:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Facebook Video
Posted by: 3dc || 01/03/2018 21:57 Comments || Top||


Death toll in Iran protests rises to 20
[ANINEWS.IN] As anti-government protests continued in Iran for the fifth consecutive day between the Iranian security forces and protestors, the official corpse count has risen to 20.

At least 17 protestors and three security personnel have died in the ongoing protests so far, as reported by al-Arabiya.

A policeman was killed and three others were maimed by a bullet fired by a demonstrator in the city of Najafabad in Isfahan province of central Iran.

Around five protestors were killed in the city of Qahdregan, also located in Isfahan province.

According to few unconfirmed sources, the protestors tried to break into the city hall's building. Also, two more men from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were reported to be killed.

On Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the people of Iran were free to protest peacefully, but rejected protesting by violence. The authorities have also blocked two popular social media apps - Telegram and Instagram - as a security measure.

Iran is still witnessing a wave of demonstrations, being held in many cities across the country as people took to raising anti-government slogans, over alleged corruption and rising prices that have plagued the people of the country earlier in this week.
Posted by: Fred || 01/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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