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At least two dead, 11 wounded in French Christmas market shooting
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Afghanistan
Leader of ISIS-K for Bati Kot district killed in Special Forces operation
[KhaamaPress] The leader 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....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) for Bati Kot district has been killed during the operation of the Afghan Special Forces 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.

The provincial government media office in a statement said ISIS Khurasan’s leader for Bati Kot Daud Lala was killed during an operation of the 02 Unit of armed forces late on Sunday night.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted in Surkh Rod district of the province.

According to the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), Daud Lala was originally a resident of Haska Mina distict who was involved in a number of attacks in Jalalabad city as well besides leading the group’s activities in Bati Kot.

The Afghan forces also confiscated a pistol along with some of its magazines during the operation, the statement by provincial government added.

In the meantime, another bully boy identified as Khushal renounced violence and joined grinding of the peace processor in Khogyani district, the provincial government said, adding that the Silab Corps forces have also launched new operations in the same district this morning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Afghan army helicopter crashes in Kandahar province
[KhaamaPress] A helicopter of the Afghan armed forces has crashed in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, the local officials said Monday.

Provincial governor’s front man confirmed that a helicopter of the Afghan army has crashed in this province late on Sunday afternoon.

The local officials in Kandahar province have not disclosed further information regarding the incident but are saying that an investigation is underway in this regard.

In the meantime, the 205th Atal Corps officials have confirmed that a helicopter of the armed forces has crashed due to technical issues.

According to Atal Corps officials, the incident took place late on Sunday afternoon in Kandahar airfield and as a result at least five army soldiers have sustained injuries.

This comes as incidents involving crash and hard landing of army helicopters has increased during the recent months in various provinces of the country.

An army helicopter crashed in Anar Dara district of Kandahar province late in October leaving at least 27 dead, including some senior government officials.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban commander Mullah Nusrat killed with his 11 fighters in Faryab
[KhaamaPress] A commander of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group Mullah Nusrat was killed with his eleven fighters in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military, a clash broke out between the Afghan armed forces and Talibs in Hab Baza area of Dawlatbad district.

The statement further added that 12 Talibs, including their local commander Mullah Nusrat were killed during the clash.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least fifteen others including one of their commanders Mullah Musa were maimed during the clash with the armed forces.

The Afghan forces also confiscated some weapons belonging to Taliban following the clash, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that security personnel and local residents did not suffer casualties during the clash.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the Talibs and other groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  So There's a Latin joke in here somewhere... Nulla Muskrat?
Posted by: Chunky Whereling3967 || 12/11/2018 8:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Nusrat Love
Posted by: Frank G || 12/11/2018 9:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Nusrat Love

Yeah, that's a winner!
Posted by: SteveS || 12/11/2018 9:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Re: #1 - Caedite eos omnes, Novit enum Dominus qui sunt eius; id est nemo dicere.
Posted by: Squinty Shonter4902 || 12/11/2018 12:33 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces foil rocket attack on Kabul city
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops have thwarted Death Eaters bid to carry out a rocket attack on Kabl city, the security authorities said late on Sunday.

The Kabul Police Commandment confirmed that the police forces have foiled a rocket attack on Kabul city.

According to a statement released by Kabul Police Commandment, the police forces discovered a BM-1 rocket from the vicinity of the 9th police district of the city at around 6:32am local time.

The statement further added that the rocket was discovered in Dasht Padola area and was defused by the Explosives Ordnance Disposal team of police.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Horn
Indian Navy Ship Seizes Arms, Ammunition Off Somali Coast
[RADIOSHABELLE] An Indian Navy ship, deployed on anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, has seized arms and ammunition off the coast of Somalia in a quick operation, officials said Saturday.

The ship INS Sunayna carried out the operation on Friday in which four high caliber AK-47 rifles and one Light Machine Gun, along with ammunition for these weapons were seized from a vessel, Navy officials said.

INS Sunayna carried out a similar operation off the coast of Somalia last month as well.

The ship detected a suspicious fishing vessel, approximately 25 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, in the vicinity of Socotra island, following which the operation was launched, they said.

"The vessel was thoroughly searched and allowed to proceed, after confiscation of the arms and ammunition, to prevent their illegal use later by the crew for piracy-related activities," said a Navy official.

"This incident reiterates the commitment of the Indian Navy towards ensuring safe seas for Indian, as well as international, seafarers in the Indian Ocean region," he said.

Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Pirates


Six Al-Shabaab Militants Killed In SNA Operation In Lower Shabelle Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somali security forces killed six al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
gunnies during a joint security operation in Basra, southern Somalia, on Saturday night.

"A security operation carried out by the security forces in the Basra area killed six al-Shabaab members, and the head of the group was nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
," the National Intelligence and Security Agency said in a statement.

The security agency said the holy warrior group was planning to launch an attack in Mogadishu and its environs.

The move came as Somalia and African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
peacekeeping troops intensify their onslaught against the al-Qaeda affiliated group in the south and central Somalia.

Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


U.S. Army Kills 4 Al-Shabab Militants In Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] The United States military said Sunday its special forces conducted an Arclight airstrike in Somalia on Saturday, killing four al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
murderous Moslems.

The United States Africa Command (Africom) said the collective self-defense airstrike which was carried in cooperation with the Somali government targeted al-Shabaab Lions of Islam in the vicinity of Basra in southern Somalia.

"The U.S. airstrike was conducted against Lions of Islam after partner forces came under attack. We currently assess this airstrike killed four Lions of Islam with no civilians involved," Africom said in a statement.

"Alongside our Somali and international partners, we are committed to preventing al-Shabaab from taking advantage of safe havens from which they can build capacity and attack the people of Somalia," said Africom.

"The desired end state in East Africa is one in which terrorist organizations cannot destabilize Somalia and its neighboring states, nor threaten the interests of the U.S. and its international allies in the region," according to Africom.

Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Haftar's loyalists seize houses in Libya's Derna
[Libya Observer] Houses and different properties of Derna residents have been seized by militia fighters under the command of Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
, sources close to Haftar's self-styled army reported.

The sources added that the seizure included under construction houses known as Korean Buildings.

"Thugs are seizing control of properties owned by residents at Korean Buildings compound since last November and there has been no social or official condemnation of it." The sources remarked.

They also found it strange that Derna municipality or elders as well as the social media activists had never brought up the seizure of properties for public condemnation only because they fear retaliatory actions by the thieves.

Other sources from Derna said fighters loyal to Haftar had burnt several houses in Jayish street in Wasit al-Blad neighborhood in the city, describing the act as a cleansing campaign.

Other militia fighters had been given the green light by their superiors to enter houses of displaced people and live in them.

Since the advance of Haftar's forces on the city in eastern Libya in last May, many thefts, crimes, murders and kidnappings have been reported, besides the tremendous destruction in one of its archaeological sites.

Derna's fate hasn't been dissimilar to that of Benghazi, which has seen over the years since May 2014 great destruction, murders, kidnaps and displacement, among other atrocities.

Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Europe
At least two dead, 11 wounded in French Christmas market shooting
STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A lone gunman shot dead at least two people and wounded 11 others near a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before fleeing, police said.

The motive was not immediately clear but, with France still on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, the counter-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the gunman was known to security services, and the local prefecture said he had previously been identified as a danger to security.

People in the city’s Neudorf area and Etoile park were told to stay where they were as officers hunted the shooter on the ground and from the air.

The European Parliament, which is sitting in Strasbourg this week, was put into lockdown.

“There were gunshots and people running everywhere,” one local shopkeeper told BFM TV. “It lasted about 10 minutes.”

The Christmas market was being held amid tight security this year, with unauthorized vehicles excluded from surrounding streets during opening hours and checkpoints set up on bridges and access points to search pedestrians’ bags.

A source at the prosecutor’s office said the motive for the shooting was not immediately clear.

A Reuters reporter was among 30 to 40 people being held in the basement of a supermarket for their own safety in central Strasbourg, waiting for police to clear the area. Lights were switched off and bottles of water handed out.

Update at 5:10 pm ET: Bright Pebbles submitted the BBC report on this story. Given different sources and update cycles, one or the other may have new information first.
The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. He had been injured in an exchange of gunfire with a soldier, police said.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/11/2018 16:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [456 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  French Police are calling it a terrorist attack. Possible "Known Wolf".
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/11/2018 16:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Makes me very sad. Strasbourg and the surrounding region is one of the loveliest in France.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/11/2018 16:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Tis the season for Islamists to randomly murder Christians celebrating the wrong holy Prophet. It's more like they want to honor Mohammad by killing all infidels who celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Posted by: jpal || 12/11/2018 17:06 Comments || Top||

#4  I think "For one of ours, we'll take a town of yours" is a good starting point.

"But, but, they're innocents!"

"Exactly..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/11/2018 17:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Set as today’s headline. Thank you to Darth Vader and Bright Pebbles for being on top of this for us.

The Telegraph is liveblogging events here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 17:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Neudorf is Islam central in Strasbourg
Posted by: European Conservative || 12/11/2018 18:08 Comments || Top||

#7  At a time like this, hateful mindless trolls like Jack get the kick in the teeth - Spamcop-wise
Posted by: Frank G || 12/11/2018 19:12 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
FBI: Ohio man arrested in Toledo synagogue plot, said he was inspired by Pittsburgh shooting
[USAToday] A 21-year-old Ohio man accused of planning to attack a Toledo synagogue told undercover FBI agents that he was inspired both by Islamist propaganda and the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre that killed 11 people, authorities said Monday.

"I admire what the guy did with the shooting actually," Damon M. Joseph wrote to an undercover FBI agent on Oct. 30, three days after the Pittsburgh attack, agents wrote in an affidavit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

He added: "I can see myself carrying out this type of operation inshallah," he said, using the Arabic word for "God willing."

A gunman shot and killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in October. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old Pittsburgh man with social media ties to the white nationalist movement, has been charged with 44 counts of murder, firearms offenses and hate crimes in that incident.

Joseph, of Holland, Ohio, was charged Monday with one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS. Police locked away
Please don't kill me!
him Friday after he took possession of two semi-automatic rifles to carry out the attack, authorities said.

Agents said Joseph, who also used the name "Abdullah Ali Yusuf," drew their attention earlier this year by posting his support of Islamic snuffies on social media accounts ‐ including images that originated from ISIS propaganda.

More: Hate crimes in USA surge in 2017 with big jump in anti-Semitic attacks, FBI says

Undercover FBI agents made contact with him, they said, and outlined their communication in an affidavit filed in court Monday.

In September, they said, Joseph made an ISIS recruiting video and sent it to the agents. He complained that the mosque he attended was critical of ISIS.

He also gave the agents a shopping list that included AR-15 and AK 47 rifles and ammunition, they said.

Joseph continued to plan the attack, they said, and told the agents last week that he was deciding between two synagogues, depending on "which one will have the most people, what time and what day."

"Go big or go home," he told the agents, they wrote in the affidavit.

The undercover agents met with Joseph, gave him a duffel bag with two inoperable rifles and arrested him.

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman described Joseph as "a calculated man fueled by an ideology of hatred and intent on killing innocent people."

More: Anti-Semitic pamphlets found in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting neighborhood

Joseph is at least the second suspect accused of taking inspiration from the Pittsburgh attack.

Jeffrey R. Clark Jr., 30, was arrested in Washington, D.C., last month and charged with illegal possession of a firearm. Authorities said relatives became concerned by his support for Bowers.

In one social media post, they said, Clark called the Pittsburgh attack "a dry run of things to come."

Clark and his 23-year-old brother, Edward, followed Bowers on the social media site Gab, which has become a haven for white supremacists who have been banned from more mainstream social media networks.

Edward Clark shot himself to death in a national park Washington hours after the Pittsburgh shooting, authorities said.
Law and Crime has more details.
FBI charge 2 in Ohio accused of plotting separate attacks

[Ynet] The FBI and Department of Justice said Monday that both attacks were in the planning stages and that there was no immediate threat to the public.

Federal authorities say the other arrest involved a woman who wanted to shoot up a bar and also blow up a pipeline.
Update from Reuters at 10:50 a.m. ET:
An Ohio woman who corresponded with Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof was charged on Monday with planning to bomb a Toledo, Ohio, bar, prosecutors said.

Elizabeth Lecron, 23, was accused of purchasing gunpowder and screws that the FBI said she intended to use in an “upscale mass murder” at the bar, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a statement.

Lecron came to the attention of police this year after an associate expressed a desire to conduct an attack. Investigators found a number of social media posts by Lecron glorifying mass murderers, including Roof and the Columbine High School shooters.

She visited Columbine High School this year and exchanged letters with Roof, attempting to send Nazi literature to the avowed white supremacist, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

Roof was sentenced to death for the 2015 killing of nine worshipers at an African-American church in Charleston.

In discussions with undercover FBI agents, Lecron also talked about an attack to free farm animals, bombing a pipeline and attacking her workplace.

On Friday, she purchased two pounds (0.9 kg) of a muzzle-loading gunpowder and 665 screws at stores in Perrysburg, Ohio, after which police arrested her.
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Iraq
Man arrested for providing funding for Islamic State in Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi authorities announced on Monday the capture of a man for providing funding for the terrorist 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 in Anbar province.

"Troops of the 14th division of the Military Intelligence Directorate, in cooperation with Anbar intelligence service, launched a security campaign targeting a man implicated in collecting money by force from citizens for the Islamic State group in Fallujah district in Anbar," Ayn Al Iraq News quoted the directorate as saying.

"The jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
terrorist was on the wanted list of the Iraqi judiciary," the statement read.

Commander of the 2nd Special Operations Command Major General Moen al-Saadi announced late Sunday that the security forces arrested 12 members of the Islamic State group while trying to sneak into the city of Kirkuk.

According to al-Saadi, the arrested Lions of Islam were planning to create chaos in the city and launch several terrorist attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Pro-gov’t forces foil IS scheme to spoil Iraq celebration of victory over terrorism
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Paramilitary troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) foiled on Monday a plot 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....
gunnies to spoil celebrations of the first anniversary of Iraq’s costly victory over the terrorist group.

Talib al-Musawi, the commander of Diyala axis in the Popular Mobilization Forces, said in a statement that a group of Islamic State gunnies tried to sneak into the province of Diyala in order to mar citizens’ celebrations of the last year’s great triumph over terrorism.

"The PMF managed to foil the infiltration attempt of the Islamic State holy warriors, killing one of them," al-Musawi said, adding that the security situation in Diyala province "is under control."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Commander: 12 ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews) Commander of the 2nd Special Operations Command announced, on Sunday, that the security forces nabbed
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
12 members of 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, while they were trying to sneak into the city of Kirkuk.

Major General Moen al-Saadi saind in a statement that the heroes of the Anti-Terrorism Forces managed to arrest twelve members of the Islamic State, while added that the faceless myrmidons were arrested based on accurate intelligence information.

He also explained that the arrested bully boyz were planning to create chaos in the city and launch several terrorist attacks, but the security forces tracked them and were able to arrest them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Two car-ramming attempts reported in West Bank; one suspected attacker shot dead
[IsraelTimes] In separate incidents, one near Hebron, the other in Jordan Valley, Paleostinians allegedly try to run over border guards

Israeli border guards rubbed out a Paleostinian driver who they said tried to ram his car into them outside of Hebron on Tuesday morning.

In a separate incident, in the northern Jordan Valley, a Paleostinian man allegedly accelerated his car toward a group of Border Police officers. The troops fired warning shots into the air, and the suspect stopped and was tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
, police said.

The police said both cases were being investigated.

The Border Police officers in the town of Idhna, outside Hebron, were standing guard as members of the Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration, which oversees day-to-day activities in the West Bank, were taking part in an effort to crack down on the illegal burning of garbage.

According to police, the Paleostinian suspect drove through a checkpoint the border guards had set up, hit a security vehicle with his car and then "accelerated toward a Border Police officer."

The border guards shot up the vehicle, fatally wounding the suspect, who was identified by Paleostinian authorities as 27-year-old Omar Hassan al-Awawdeh.

No Israeli troops were maimed.

In the village of al-Jiftlik in the northern Jordan Valley, the border guards were guarding Civil Administration troops who were knocking down illegally constructed buildings when the Paleostinian suspect drove toward them.

Police said the suspect was a 30-year-old man from the village.

He was handed over to the Shin Bet security service for further questioning.

The two seemingly unconnected incidents came two days after gunnies in a white car shot up a group of Israelis standing at a bus stop outside the Ofra settlement, near Ramallah, injuring seven of them, including a pregnant woman who was maimed.
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Israeli Troops Erect New Sand Barrier near Leb Border
[AnNahar] The Israeli military embarked on erecting a sand barrier in Mays al-Jabal-Tallet Sharaqi on the border with Leb on Monday, LBCI TV station reported.

Israel operated under the monitoring of the UNIFIL, added LBCI.

On Sunday, tensions surged after dozens of Israeli troops and a Poclain excavator crossed the electronic border fence and started drilling works near the U.N.-demarcated Blue Line.

The move prompted the Lebanese Army and UNIFIL peacekeepers to go on alert in the area.

Earlier Israeli forces said they uncovered another Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
tunnel dug from Leb into the northern occupied territory of Paleostine.

Israel began an operation last week to detect and "neutralize" what it called attack passageways dug by the Iranian-backed group into northern Israel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


IDF hunts Palestinian gunmen, raids PA’s official Wafa news agency in Ramallah
[IsraelTimes] Clashes break out a few hundred meters away from Abbas’s house after large number of Israeli troops enter West Bank city

As the IDF’s hunt after the Paleostinian bully boyz in a drive-by shooting in the central West Bank approached its 24th hour, troops raided the Ramallah offices of the official Paleostinian news agency, the agency and witnesses said Monday.

Seven Israeli civilians were maimed in the attack Sunday evening at a bus stop near the Ofra settlement, with doctors forced to prematurely deliver the baby of one of the maimed.

Israeli soldiers entered Ramallah on Monday morning, with low-level festivities breaking out a few hundred meters from the house of Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
They seized the security camera footage of a nearby building, according to employees of the news agency.

Two people were hit with live bullets during the festivities, according to the Paleostinian Red Islamic Thingy.

Later, soldiers raided the headquarters of Wafa, the official Paleostinian news agency, including the photography and editing offices, a statement from the news agency said.

An army spokeswoman said she could not comment on the Ramallah raid, including whether it was part of the hunt for the button men from Sunday night’s incident.

A Paleostinian Authority official condemned the raid. Speaking to Paleostine TV, Ahmad Assaf, the PA official responsible for overseeing government-run Paleostinian media, called it a "crime" and vowed that it would not dissuade him and his colleagues from "exposing the occupation’s crimes."

Assaf also asserted that the Paleostinians would follow up in international institutions and organizations in order to hold Israel to account for the raid.

BABY FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE
Earlier Monday, doctors at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem delivered via a Cesarean section the baby of one victim of the shooting, who was 30 weeks pregnant, the hospital said.

The hospital added that the mother, 21, was stable but the baby boy’s condition had taken a turn for the worse.

After the attack, the Israel Defense Forces quickly launched a search for the button men, shutting down roads and establishing temporary checkpoints on the surrounding highways on Sunday night.

During the searches, Israeli troops entered the town of Silwad, outside Ramallah and just north of Ofra, late Sunday night, according to the PA’s Wafa news outlet.

In Silwad, local residents clashed with the Israeli troops, throwing rocks and other objects at the military vehicles. In response, the soldiers fired tear gas and other less-lethal riot dispersal weapons at the rioters, according to Wafa.

The northern entrance to al-Bireh, a town adjacent to Ramallah, was also closed in both directions on Sunday night, Wafa reported.

The army said on Monday morning that the perpetrators had so far not been located.

"IDF, border police and security forces commenced extensive searches in the villages in the area as part of the hunt for the bully boyz who committed the attack," a statement on Monday said. "The IDF will continue to operate to apprehend the bully boyz and ensure the security of civilians."
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24 injured as hundreds demonstrate in Gaza against Israeli blockade
[PRESSTV] At least 24 Paleostinians have been injured as hundreds of people staged a demonstration near the Gazoo Strip's northern maritime border with the Israeli-occupied territories
...in other words, they were on the beach...
during a weekly protest against the Tel Aviv regime’s 12-year naval blockade.
It is Monday, according to the calendar. The weekly protests take place on Friday along the Gaza fence, which is exactly what happened.
The Arabic-language Shehab news agency reported that eleven protesters were struck with live bullets on Monday, while 12 others suffered wounds after being hit with rubber-coated steel bullets. Another Paleostinian protester was injured by shrapnel.

Dozens of demonstrators suffered tear gas inhalation as well, and were transferred to hospitals for treatment.

Earlier in the day, the Fishermen Committees in the Union of Agricultural Work Committees announced in a statement that Israeli forces had targeted Paleostinian boats west of Rafah City.

The statement added that marines then boarded a boat and incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
two brothers, identified as 24-year-old Nasser al-Nada and Muhammad Saydam, 20.

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#1  rubber-coated steel bullets. Shit that's' still going to hurt.
Posted by: texhooey || 12/11/2018 0:05 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
UNIFIL Says Situation Calm as Israeli Troops Cross Border Fence
[AnNahar] The U.N. Interim Force in Leb (UNIFIL) reassured Sunday that the situation on the southern border is calm after Israeli drilling outside the border fence stoked the already heightened tensions in the area.

The tensions surged after dozens of Israeli troops and a Poclain excavator crossed the electronic border fence and started drilling works near the U.N.-demarcated Blue Line.

The move prompted the Lebanese Army and UNIFIL peacekeepers to go on alert in the area.

The National News Agency said the Israeli excavator erected a sand barrier around 20 meters away from the Blue Line as Israeli troops deployed behind it and a surveillance balloon hovered over the Kroum al-Sharraqi area.

The Israeli army also brought dozens of military vehicles and Merkava tanks to a military route behind the border as an MK drone overflew the tense area.

The Israeli troops deployed "very close" to Lebanese soldiers on the opposite side of the border, the Lebanese National News Agency said.

Israeli forces also put blue marks on some rocks near the Blue Line and extended a black cable on the ground.

"UNIFIL forces intercepted them when they tried to install a barbed wire in a disputed area," NNA said.

The Lebanese Army meanwhile reinforced its positions in the area and brought vehicles carrying 106mm guns to the border town of Mays al-Jabal.

UNIFIL front man Andrea Tenenti said the situation remains calm and that no Blue Line violation was recorded, reassuring that U.N. peacekeepers are present on the ground to monitor the situation and preserve stability.

"They are working in coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Mission’s command is engaged with the parties to maintain stability," NNA quoted him as saying.

The Israeli army said Tuesday that it had launched an operation to "neutralize" suspected "attack tunnels" allegedly dug by Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
across the frontier.

It said its activities will remain confined to Israeli territory but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have warned that the military "may have to operate inside Leb."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Israeli forces also put blue marks on some rocks near the Blue Line and extended a black cable on the ground.

Blue marks, black cables, dread red binders. It's all very enigmatic
Posted by: Frank G || 12/11/2018 10:06 Comments || Top||



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