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IDF uncovers third attack tunnel dug from Lebanon into Israel
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Afghanistan
Four killed in attack on Afghan security forces in Kabul
[DAWN] At least four people were killed and another six injured after a jacket wallah targeted a convoy of security forces in Kabul early on Tuesday, officials said, in the latest bloody Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
-claimed attack in the Afghan capital.

The blast took place in Paghman district in western Kabul as the convoy was returning from an overnight operation, interior ministry front man Najib Danish told AFP.

"It is still not clear whether the attacker was on foot or driving a vehicle," the front man added.

Another security official requesting anonymity said the assailant had used a boom-mobile to target the convoy.

Attacks on Afghan forces by the Taliban and the Death Eater 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 have been inflicting record-high casualties on security personnel this year.

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban 'Eliminated' From Babaji After Three-Year Battle
[ToloNews] Security officials in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province said on Tuesday that finally, after three years of battles in Lashkargah's PD4, the area was taken by security forces.

According to military officials after one week of heavy operations, the area has been cleared of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
murderous Moslems.

The officials said at present there is a clearance operation against Taliban forces of Evil continuing in Babaji village in Lashkargah's PD4.

The officials said the only challenge ahead of security forces involved with the operation is the existence of land mines in the Babaji area.

According to officials the Lashkargah's PD4 has been under Taliban control for the past three years.

"Yesterday, we took the area and brought heavy casualties on the enemy," said Abdullah, a border police soldier.

"During the operation, a large number of mines were discovered and defused, the situation is normal and people are traveling," said Mohammad Jan, another border police soldier.

Security officials in the province said the operation will continue until complete elimination of the Taliban from Babaji village.

"The area has been cleared of Taliban," said Hanifullah Shinwari, a military official.

"The mines in the way were cleared by ANA forces and now the PD4 area of Babaji has been cleared," said Barat Ali a commander of 3rd border police corps.

Babaji village in Lashkargah's PD4 is located 27km from the capital Lashkargah city and during the operation Taliban forces of Evil suffered heavy casualties.

Security officials did not discuss military or civilian casualties during the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Blast Targets Security Forces Convoy In Kabul; 12 Killed
[ToloNews] A convoy of Afghan forces was targeted by a suicide kaboom in Paghman district in the west of Kabul on Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed.

The MoI front man Najib Danish said that at least four security force members and eight civilians including two women were were killed and six security force members and three civilians were maimed in the incident.

The kaboom occurred at around 9:20am Kabul time in Bala Chinar area in Paghman district when security forces were passing through the area and were targeted by a boom-mobile kaboom, Danish said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout Montefiore's foot was still stuck and the hound had completely soaked his uniform with slobber...
the Ministry of Public Health front man Wahid Majroh told TOLOnews that six people were killed and six other were maimed in the kaboom.

Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces repulse ISIS attacks in two districts of Kunar province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan armed forces separate attacks launched by ISIS Khurasan forces of Evil in two districts of eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
, the Afghan military said Tuesday.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East, the ISIS forces of Evil launched attacks on army posts in Marwara and Watapur districts earlier today.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces effectively responded to the attack and forced ISIS forces of Evil to retreat.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the ISIS forces of Evil have also sustained casualties during the festivities but the exact number has not been ascertained so far.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem and terrorist groups including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the festivities so far.

Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where ISIS, Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, and other groups are active in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban’s deputy finance minister Abdul Jalil Haqqani arrested
[KhaamaPress] The deputy finance minister of the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
regime AbdulJalil Haqqani has been tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
by police forces, the Ministry of Interior said Monday.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Abdul Jalil Haqqani, the former deputy finance of Taliban was arrested from Spin Boldak district of Kandahar yesterday.

The statement further added that Haqqani’s name was included in the sanctions list of the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
as well as the Interpol list.

According to the Ministry of Interior, Haqqani was arrestedas he was attempting to cross the border with fake passport and travel to Pakistain.

He was arrested after his biometric data was collected at the crossing point in Spin Boldak, MoI added in its statement.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the arrest of Abdul Jalil Haqqani sofar.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Britain
Armed British police use stun gun on man inside grounds of parliament
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Armed British police used a stun gun to restrain a man inside the grounds of parliament in Westminster on Tuesday, a Rooters photographer who witnessed the incident said.

"Stop. Get down," police shouted, the Rooters photographer said.

Rooters pictures showed armed police using a stun gun on the man on the cobbled forecourt inside the British parliament’s main Carriage Gates.

The man was later handcuffed as police pointed a gun at the man’s head. Police did not immediately comment.

In March 2017, Khalid Masood killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge and stabbed an unarmed police officer to death near Carriage Gates before being rubbed out.

In August, a man was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
after driving a car into pedestrians and cyclists before ramming into barriers outside the parliament building in what police said appeared to be a terrorism attack.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Put the phasers on stun!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/12/2018 11:24 Comments || Top||


Police foil suspected Christmas bomb plot after raiding house in Newcastle
[Telegraph] Police have foiled an alleged Christmas terror plot after swooping on a house in a quiet cul--de-sac in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Heavily armed officers from the police's elite counter-terrorism unit raided an address in the Arthur's Hill area of the city less than a mile from St James's Park football stadium and the Eldon Square shopping centre.

A 33-year-old man was tossed in the clink
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
on suspicion on preparing acts of terror and was last night being questioned at a cop shoppe on West Yorkshire.

It is understood police decided to move in amid fears that a lone wolf kaboom was being plotted in the run up to Christmas.

Specialist forensic officers were last night continuing to carry out a fingertip search of the property.

More than 100 coppers were involved in the raid which saw a large area around the house cordoned off and neighbours evacuated from their homes.

A police front man said the operation had been the result of a pre-planned, intelligence led investigation and warned locals that armed officers were likely to remain at the scene for some time.

Locals expressed their shock at seeing coppers in military style uniforms descending on the normally quiet street shortly after 10am.

One man said: "They were dressed like soldiers and had guns - it is armed response. They told us to come up here and evacuated the street."

Another local added: "I was expecting the council to come and fix my bathroom - but it was the police with guns telling me to get out my house."

Neighbours described the man who was living at the address as an Asian man in his 30s, but said they knew little about him.

Chief Superintendent Neil Hutchinson said: "Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East, supported by Northumbria Police have this morning (TUES) arrested a man in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle on suspicion of terrorism offences.

"The 33-year-old has been taken to a cop shoppe in West Yorkshire for questioning.

"The arrest was intelligence led and pre-planned as part of an ongoing investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1042 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Europe
Day 2: Fatal Shooting Near Christmas Market in Strasbourg Now Considered Terror Attack
Day 1 reportage can be seen here. All three articles have the same photo of the miscreant.
[PJMedia] Strasbourg, the home of the European Parliament, is on lockdown and streets around the city center are blocked off as police hunt for a shooter who opened fire near the city's famed Christmas market, which began in 1570 and is the oldest known Christmas market in Europe.

French press are reporting four dead and eleven injured in the shooting.

Multiple news agencies are reporting that the shooting is now being considered a terrorist attack by French prosecutors.

French media is reporting that the shooter, identified as 29-year-old Cherif Chekkat, a French national of Moroccan descent, remains on the lam.

A statement by local French police says the shooter is from the notorious Neuhof neighborhood, a hub of Islamist radicalization and a known "no-go" zone.

It also states that he was categorized on their terror watch list as "fiche-S," meaning known to be a radicalized bad boy.

Media reports indicate that the suspect avoided police that were serving an arrest warrant on him this morning, and that grenades were found at his home.

The French Interior Ministry has directed residents to remain inside their homes and to not travel outdoors while the gunman is sought.

Since the terror attack on the Christmas market in Berlin two years ago that killed twelve people and injured another 56, European authorities have heightened security at Christmas markets and related events across the continent as I've reported here at PJ Media.

The Telegraph was liveblogging events:
  • Four killed and a dozen injured in shooting at Christmas market

  • Terror suspect identified as Cherif C remains on the run

  • Police raided suspect's home on morning of the attack

  • Attacker armed with an automatic pistol and knife

Shots were reportedly exchanged in a street of the southern district of Neudorf after a manhunt involving police and soldiers but there was no confirmation he had been localised.

French authorities are treating the shooting as a terrorist act after identifying the gunman, named Cherif C, a radicalised 29-year old from the city on a “S” security and terror watch list, thanks to CCTV. Anti-terrorist prosecutors have opened an investigation.

Questions were being raised last night over how the assailant had managed to evade capture yesterday morning. Police were due to arrest him over a botched armed robbery but he had escaped and grenades were found at his home.

Hours later, shortly before 8pm, the assailant went on the rampage in Strasbourg’s city centre in the bustling rue des Ofrèvres armed with an automatic pistol and knife.

Police reported the attacker was shot and wounded by patrolling soliders before he fled the scene. According to France Info, the wounded suspect took a taxi driver hostage to escape soldiers. The driver reportedly escaped unharmed.

According to Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, the suspect has an existing criminal record.

The mayor of Strasbourg , Roland Ries, said the gunman got inside a security zone to stage the attack.

At least two of the wounded last night were said to be in a critical condition. The gunman was wounded by soldiers on patrol as part of France’s Sentinelle anti-terror operation but managed to flee, said police. One of the soldiers was wounded in the hand in the exchange.

According to Strasbourg town hall, another operation is taking place at Place Broglie. "There is a strong suspicion that a second person" may be implicated in the shooting, police sources told Le Figaro.

The Daily Mail has lots of photos and videos. As of nearly 4:00 a.m. local time, everything is still on lockdown, with no one allowed to go home.
Six of the 12 people were seriously wounded in the attack, 'three of four' of whom may have life-threatening injuries, according to town mayor Roland Ries.

The shooting took place close to the historic Christmas market in Strasbourg's central square Place Kleber.

The alleged killer was identified following DNA tests and the examination of CCTV images.

He had been sentenced to two years in prison in 2011 following a knife attack on a 16-year-old, according to an investigating source.

He was still at large this morning, with 350 security personnel hunting him. Amid the confusion after the attack, earlier reports had talked of him being holed up and surrounded by police, but this was discounted.

Strasbourg Mayor Roland Ries later confirmed that the gunman had ‘got away in a taxi'. He said a taxi driver was hijacked before midnight, and was forced to drive away at gunpoint. The driver was later found in an undisclosed part of the city, and was unharmed.

He said the market would not reopen on Wednesday and that city flags would be flown at half mast. It has not yet been decided whether schools will open in the city, large parts of which are still on police lockdown.

Two hundred and sixty police officers are currently patrolling in the vicinity of the market, which was also the subject of a December 2000 bomb plot by al-Qaeda.

The spokesman said online groups linked to Islamic State were ‘celebrating the attacks’, but no terrorist group had yet claimed responsibility.

He was on a ‘S’ for Security List, meaning he was a danger to national security, and is believed to have been ‘radicalised’, according to Interior Ministry sources.

‘He began shooting on Rue des Orfevres, close to a Christmas Market in the city at around 8pm,’ said a spokesman for the local police department.

The opening shots wounded a number of people, and there were fatalities. The shooter was quickly identified, and police gave chase.

‘He was wounded in a subsequent gunfight. Soldiers are involved in trying to bring him into custody.’

Le Figaro has reported that the suspect was due to be arrested on Tuesday morning for a previous robbery, but was not at home when police arrived to arrest him.

The French Interior Ministry has called on the public to remain indoors following the shooting.

Security officials have cordoned off the area and trams have now stopped running.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [357 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Looks like he spends way too much time banging his head on the ground. I'll bet if they wanted they could take some fiber samples from that thing and see what jihad school mosque he belongs to.

Was he off his meds or just misunderstood the time?
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2018 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  The West needs to treat a "prayer bump" as a bullseye and make any sniper who hits it rich.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 12/12/2018 7:15 Comments || Top||

#3  "Allahu Akhbar" shouted.

Arabic for "Merry Christmas, Infidels"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2018 7:35 Comments || Top||

#4  The latest from the Telegraph:

The mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries, said police had narrowly missed catching the suspect last night at around 10pm. "There was an exchange of fire. Police told me that they were waiting for him on a cycle path.

"And when he approached them in the dark, they shone a torch in his face, which blinded him, but he immediately opened fire. They riposted and it may have been at this time that he was wounded," he told France Info.

According to Der Spiegel, the assailant had been in prison in Germany until 2017 on a sentence for “serious” theft handed out by Singen district court in Bade-Wurtemberg next to the Alsace border, after which he was expelled to France.

According to Mr Heitz, Mr Chekatt has 27 previous convictions in Germany, Switzerland and France, and was placed on the terror watch-list while in prison in 2015 after he showed signs of radicalisation.

Four of the attacker's relatives were also detained by police on Wednesday.

Police were due to arrest him Tuesday morning for attempted murder after a botched armed robbery but he had escaped and a long rifle and stun grenade were found at his home.

Fears of terror strikes had waned in recent months. Instead, the country has been more concerned about an ongoing nationwide “yellow vest” revolt as protesters call for lower taxes and higher wages.

However, four “radicalised” men were arrested at the start of the revolt in early November and charged with plotting to carry out a terror attack during the first “yellow vest” protest. A hunting rifle was found and police said there was evidence they were trying to acquire a Kalashnikov.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#5  The Daily Mail reports our miscreant was well known in local Islamist circles. So he is connected, not exactly lone.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 10:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Looks like he was radicalized in jail. Probably one of the dumbest things about jail systems. Gotta separate the better eggs from the worse.

https://nypost.com/2018/12/12/france-shooting-suspect-cherif-chekatt-was-radicalized-while-in-jail-officials/
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2018 16:50 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Attack by Kashmiri fighters leaves 3 Indian police dead
[DAWN] Armed Kashmiris fighting against Indian rule in Indian Kashmiree attacked a police post on Tuesday, killing three officers and injuring another, Indian police said.

The fighters opened gunfire at the post in the southern Shopian area, police said. Three coppers were killed on the spot and another was critically maimed in the attack.

The fighters took away four automatic rifles from the post, police said.

Reinforcements of counterinsurgency police and soldiers launched search operations in the area to go after the fighters.

No group immediately grabbed credit for the attack.

In August in the same area, four police officials were killed in an attack by Kashmiri fighters.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Militants Kill 4 Indian Police in Kashmir
[AnNahar] Suspected rebels attacked a police post in Indian-administered Kashmire Tuesday killing four officers, police said, two days after soldiers killed two teenage rebels in the restive territory.

In the latest incident of the region's bloodiest year since 2009, the assailants mounted a surprise attack in Zainpora village of southern Kashmire valley and stole four rifles.

They killed three coppers instantly and critically maimed another, police official Swayam Prakash Pani told AFP. The fourth died later at a military hospital.

"They (militants) fled the spot with four service rifles from the coppers," Pani said.

Militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
(JeM) grabbed credit.

Muhammad Hassan, calling himself the Pakistain-based group's front man, issued a statement to a local news agency saying its cadres killed three "Indian forces" and critically maimed several.

Officials say snuffies have snatched at least 270 weapons, most of them automatic assault rifles, from coppers during similar attacks since 2014. Around 70 have been taken since July 2016.

Kashmire-based rights monitors say more than 500 people have died this year from armed conflict in the disputed Himalayan territory claimed in full by both India and Pakistain, including some 150 civilians.

On Sunday Indian troops rubbed out a 14-year-old, the youngest-ever fighter killed in the insurgency, and two other snuffies including a 17-year-old in a shootout outside the city of Srinagar.

Several hard boy groups, including JeM, have for decades been fighting about 500,000 Indian soldiers deployed in the territory New Delhi controls, seeking independence for Kashmire or its merger with Pakistain.

According to a prominent monitoring group, the fighting has left more than 70,000 dead, mostly civilians, since 1989.

Kashmire has been divided between India and Pakistain since the Partition of the subcontinent in 1947.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Jaish-e-Mohammad


International-UN-NGOs
New Brazil government to pull out of UN migration accord
Yesterday’s preference cascade continues.
[Ynet] Brazil's incoming foreign minister says Latin America's biggest country will pull out of a United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
accord aimed at ensuring safe, orderly and humane migration.

Ernesto Araujo says on his Twitter page that the country's new government will pull out of the accord "because immigration cannot be dealt with as a global issue, but according to each country's reality and illusory sovereignty."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Don't want 20 million Venezuelans pouring in?
Posted by: Grosh and Company7564 || 12/12/2018 9:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Found out what you're signing up to huh?

Posted by: AlanC || 12/12/2018 10:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Elle sim.
Posted by: Snakes Thud3944 || 12/12/2018 21:00 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi security forces find seven Islamic State tunnels in Nineveh
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces found on Tuesday seven tunnels that were used by Islamic State militants in Nineveh province.

“Troops in the Nineveh Operations Command carried out a security campaign in Shaikh Ibrahim desert town in Nineveh, searching for remnants of Islamic State,” Ayn Al Iraq news website quoted Yahia Rasool, the spokesman for the Security Media Center, as saying.

The security forces, according to the spokesman, “found seven Islamic State tunnels and a locally-made explosive charge during their security campaign.”

Rasool further pointed out that security forces killed two Islamic State terrorists while planting bombs in Badush village in Mosul Old City.

“One of them was wearing an explosive belt when he was shot dead by the security forces,” the spokesman added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Dozens of cars vandalized in West Bank town in apparent hate crime
There has been more and more of this kind of thing recently — the settlers are tired of all taking and no giving.
[IsraelTimes] Police suspect a Jewish hate crime against Paleostinians after dozens of vehicles were vandalized overnight in the northern West Bank town of Beitin.

Security footage from a residence, published by the Yesh Din group, shows three masked figures arriving and puncturing tires.

Stars of David are graffitied on vehicles, as well as messages saying "I can’t sleep when blood is spilled here" and "We don’t sleep when God’s name is being desecrated."

Those messages suggest it is a Dire Revenge operation for a terror attack near the nearby Ofra settlement in which seven Israelis were maimed, including a pregnant mother whose child was delivered by doctors. The infant is fighting for his life.

Police have opened an investigation but have so far made no arrests.
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IDF uncovers third attack tunnel dug from Lebanon into Israel
[IsraelTimes] As with previous ones, army puts explosives in passage to ensure it can’t be used; UN peacekeepers confirm existence of first two tunnels

The Israel Defense Forces said it uncovered a Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnel that penetrated Israeli territory from southern Leb on Tuesday, the third passageway found since the military launched a digging operation on the border last week.

The army said it had drilled into the passage and planted explosives inside it to ensure it cannot be used.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Are these the tunnels that Hezballah labeled as bing "long abandoned" the other day, implying that they were somehow no longer able to be used? Those tunnels?
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2018 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Abandoned, as of now.
Posted by: Grosh and Company7564 || 12/12/2018 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Those tunnels, yes. The first one was abandoned after two Hezb gentlemen noticed the camera filming them and fled. The first article we had on the subject showed that video clip at the link.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2018 10:37 Comments || Top||


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 jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
, 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.
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3 Palestinians reported hurt in clashes as army hunts Ofra attackers
[IsraelTimes] IDF sets up checkpoints around Ramallah, carries out raids in several locations; baby delivered after attack still in ’very serious’ condition.

At least three Paleostinians were reported shot and several more tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
amid intense festivities with Israeli troops overnight during a manhunt for suspects behind a Sunday shooting attack in the West Bank.

Troops also set up checkpoints around Ramallah and area villages, according to Paleostinian reports.

The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the reports, directing questions to the Border Police, who did not immediately respond.

Troops have been engaged in a manhunt since a drive-by terror attack on a bus stop near the settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah. Seven people waiting at the stop were maimed, including a pregnant woman who was rushed to a hospital at death's door. Doctors managed to deliver the baby but are fighting for his life.

Jerusalem Shaare Zedek medical center said Tuesday morning that the woman’s condition had improved and she had woken up, but the baby was still in "very serious" condition.

The IDF said troops carried out raids in a number of locations in the central West Bank.

"Among other things, they are carrying out additional checks at the entrances and exits of villages in the area," the army said.

In the town of Tubas, south of Nablus, Border Police troops fired at Paleostinian rioters during festivities that broke out during a raid, injuring at least three people, according to reports.

Low-level festivities and arrest raids were also reported in other Paleostinians towns and villages.

According to the IDF, soldiers arrested 19 suspects throughout the West Bank.

The army said it also seized thousands of shekels in the town of Idhna in the southern West Bank, which it said were going to be used to fund terrorist activities.

In Ramallah, the seat of the Paleostinian governor, soldiers set up checkpoints to limit movement in and out of the city and raided shops in the nearby suburb of Birzeit, confiscating footage from security cameras.
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Iraqi Air Force launches several airstrikes inside Syria
[AMN] BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) ‐ The Iraqi Air Force launched several airstrikes over the southeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate last night.

According to a military source, the Iraqi Air Force heavily targeted the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions at the town of Al-Sousah, which is located just west of Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate.

No further details have been released at this time.

Neither the Iraqi Ministry of Defense nor the U.S. Coalition has commented on these latest strikes.

The Iraqi Air Force has conducted airstrikes inside Syria in the past; they are often carried out when Baghdad has information regarding the whereabouts of some Daesh leaders or a command meeting.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2018 02:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


US established observation posts in northern Syria to coordinate with Turkey: Pentagon
[AMN] The United States has finalized the establishment of observation posts in northeast Syria and will be coordinating with Turkey its security efforts in the border region, Department of Defence spokesperson Col. Rob Manning said in a press release.

"At the direction of Secretary Mattis, the US established observation posts in the northeast Syria border region to address the security concerns of our NATO ally Turkey," the release said on Tuesday.

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has earlier said Ankara expressed its concerns about US plans to establish several observation posts in Syria. Akar explained that it could lead to a perception that the United States is "somehow protecting terrorist YPG [Kurdish People’s Protection Units] members."

"We take Turkish security concerns seriously and we are committed to coordinating our efforts with Turkey to bring stability to northeastern Syria," Manning said in the release.
Last month, the Turkish Security Council said that the main threat to the political settlement in Syria is coming from the Kurdish-held territories in the northeast region of the country.

The council added that Ankara could use its right of self-defence and would not allow the YPG to change the demographic structure of northern Syria via forced migrations.
Turkey has been claiming that the YPG presence near its border hampers its national security. Earlier this year, it conducted an offensive against the Kurdish militia in Syria’s northern border city of Afrin.

Ankara is also currently engaged in an operation to eliminate Kurdish strongholds in northern Iraq.
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#1  Turks are almost as hypocritical as Iranians. Almost.
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US-backed commander reportedly defects to the Syrian Army in northern Aleppo
[AMN] BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) ‐ A Syriac commander from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly defected to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Aleppo this week.

According to a military communique from Aleppo, the commander Fadi Gabriel left the U.S.-backed group for the Syrian Arab Army after negotiating with the high command in Damascus.

No further details were released regarding this reported defection.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2018 02:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Daesh struggles to hold ground as SDF troops advance east of Euphrates
[ALMASDARNEWS] The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) scored a big advance in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor last night after launching several attacks against 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....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) bandidos forces of Evil east of the Euphrates River.

According to reports from Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Democratic Forces managed to fracture the Islamic State’s lines at the town of Baghouz Tahtani, resulting in the capture of several points near the Iraqi border.

The reports said that the Syrian Democratic Forces entered Baghouz Tahtani and established a foothold in the eastern part of the town.

In addition to their advance at Baghouz Tahtani, the Syrian Democratic Forces were also able to capture new points inside the key town of Hajin.

The Syrian Democratic Forces are now in control of at least half of Hajin, leaving only the southern districts under ISIS’s occupation.

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#1  If the SDF can clear the Euphrates River region from Deir Ezzor south to the Iraqi border, the game is up for ISIS in eastern Syria.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 12/12/2018 7:48 Comments || Top||


SDF troops capture town near Iraqi border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed their assault on the town of Baghouz Tahtani, today, targeting the remaining areas controlled by 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....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS).

According to reports from Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to overpower the remaining Islamic State faceless myrmidons that were left in the town this afternoon.

With Baghouz Tahtani under their control, the Syrian Democratic Forces will now push their way to the nearby town of Baghouz Fouqani.

If they can capture Baghouz Fouqani, they will be able to secure the Iraqi border near the strategic city of Albukamal.

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2018 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Lebanese Army deploys large force near Israeli border
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large number of reinforcements from the Lebanese Army poured into the Nabatieh Governorate of southern Leb this afternoon.

According to a military source, the Lebanese Army deployed these reinforcements near the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
’ "blue line" in the town of Mays al-Jabal.

The reinforcements were reportedly sent by the Lebanese Army in response to the large buildup of Israeli troops along the border of the Upper Galilee region.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is currently digging at several border-towns near the United Nations’ blue line; they have increased their presence in the area over the least 72 hours.
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#1  "US Committed to Supporting Lebanese Army",
19 October, 2018 Asharq Al-Awsat
The United States confirmed its commitment to supporting the Lebanese army, describing it as "the sole defender of Lebanon".
Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Vayl Oxford met on Tuesday with the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun, to discuss both border and maritime security.
In a statement, The US Embassy in Lebanon said: "In partnership with the both Lebanese Army and the United Kingdom, the United States is proud to outfit and train Lebanese border units with state-of-art surveillance capabilities with which to defend Lebanon." The statement reiterated the US government adherence to the Lebanese-American partnership and support to the Lebanese Armed Forces in their capacity as the sole defender of Lebanon.
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Islamist rebels attempt infiltrate Syrian Army’s defenses near Christian city
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Salafist tough guys in northern Hama once again attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses near the Christian city of Mhardeh on Tuesday afternoon.

Led by Jaish al-Izza, the Salafist tough guys began their operation by moving towards Mhardeh from their positions inside the demilitarized zone.

The Syrian Arab Army spotted the Salafist tough guys before they could bypass posts; this would result in a fierce exchange of hostilities that would last for several minutes.

According to a military communique from Hama, the Syrian Army was able to beat back the hard boyz before they could reach their intended target.

Furthermore, the Syrian Army managed to kill at least two of the infiltrators, while wouding a couple others.

In response to this infiltration attempt, the Syrian Arab Army fired off several missiles and artillery shells towards the Jaish al-Izza stronghold of al-Latamnah.

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Iraqi F-16 jets kill 44 Islamic State terrorists in Syria
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi army said on Tuesday that its jet fighters conducted several airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria’s Deir el-Zour province, killing 40 terrorists.

Iraqi F-16 jets carried out a successful airstrike that targeted a hideout of the Islamic State group in al-Susah city in Deir al-Zour, leaving 30 terrorists dead, Dijlah TV channel quoted the Joint Operations Command as saying in a statement.

Another air raid destroyed a hideout in the city, housing 14 Islamic State fighters, the statement said.

The operation resulted in the complete destruction of the Islamic State targets, the statement added.
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