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Afghanistan
Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 Afghan policemen
[Ynet] An Afghan official says an attack on a police checkpoint in the southern province of Kandahar has killed five coppers. The Taliban have grabbed credit for the attack.

Zia Durani, the front man for the provincial police chief, says the attack happened late on Sunday in Maiwand district and that an investigation is underway.

Durani says there are indications one or more of the attackers wore a police uniform.

Taliban front man Qari Yousaf Ahmadi grabbed credit for the attack in a message to the media.
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Three Foreign Insurgents Killed in Afghan Military Air strike
[Tolo News] At least three foreign Taliban faceless myrmidons were killed and two others injured in an Afghan military forces air strike in northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday night, local officials said on Sunday.

The Arclight airstrike took place in Jurm district of the province after the faceless myrmidons wanted to place roadside mines when the Afghan military struck the area killing three foreigner faceless myrmidons including a Tajiki and Chechen, a front man for the Provincial Police Chief, Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said.

However,
Switzerland makes more than cheese...
the Taliban faceless myrmidons have not yet commented about the air strike.
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Nine Insurgents Killed in Faryab Clashes
[Tolo News] At least nine Taliban murderous Moslems including three Uzbeks and the head of the group's military were killed in a clash with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in northern Faryab province on Sunday, local officials said.

Ten others including a policeman and child were maimed in the clash.

The clash took place in Qaisar district of the province after the murderous Moslems raided the district and captured the saffron fields of the residents, District Governor Abdul Jamil Sediqqi said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan


Africa North
Explosion, gunfire along Egypt-Gaza border, man dies in Alexandria bomb
[UK.REUTERS] Egyptian troops fired warning shots over the frontier into Gazoo on Tuesday after a bomb went kaboom! on Gazoo territory near an Egyptian army convoy, Egyptian security sources said, blaming Islamist group Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, which denied the charge.

In Alexandria, Egypt's second city, a man was killed in a kaboom hours after two devices were discovered at Cairo airport and another went off in the centre of the capital without casualties, other security sources said.

Hamas, which governs Gazoo, said Paleostinian positions had come under fire from Egyptian soil with no justification.

"Fire was directed in a surprising, unjustified way and without any violation from the Paleostinian side," said Eyad al-Bozom, a front man for Gazoo's Hamas-run interior ministry.

Security concerns have deepened in Egypt since last Thursday, when 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....
's Egyptian affiliate grabbed credit for coordinated attacks that killed over 30 security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt is facing an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai, which borders the Paleostinian Gazoo Strip as well as Israel and Egypt's Suez Canal.

The Egyptian government has accused Hamas of funnelling weapons and fighters to the Sinai-based bully boys.

Paleostinian authorities have made contact with Egypt to protest about Tuesday's shooting and have demanded an investigation, Bozom of the Gazoo interior ministry said.

An Egyptian court last week banned Hamas' armed wing and listed it as a terrorist organization, prompting Hamas to reject Egypt as a mediator between Israel and the Paleostinians, a role it has played for decades.
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Egypt court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death
[Ynet] An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Moslem Brüderbund to death on charges of killing coppers, as authorities continued their crackdown on Islamists.

The men were convicted of playing a role in the killings of 16 coppers in the town of Kardasa in August, 2013 during the upheaval that followed the army's ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Mursi.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/03/2015 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  183 Death sentences...13,176 Virgins...

Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/03/2015 18:02 Comments || Top||


Car Bomb Targets Tripoli Militia, Kills One
[AnNahar] A boom-mobile went kaboom! Monday near the Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
headquarters of a Libya militia which controls the capital, killing one person and wounding two others, a security source said.

The attack targeted the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade militia which occupies a former security building near the center of the capital, said the source.

The militia is headed by Haitham al-Tajuri, a controversial interior ministry official, the source added.

The bombing came almost a week after a daring attack claimed 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....
group against a luxury Tripoli hotel that killed nine people, including five foreigners.

Powerful militias, backing rival governments and parliaments, have been battling for control of key cities and the country's oil riches since a 2011 uprising toppled and killed Libyan dictator Muammar Qadaffy
...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later...
The Islamist-backed Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn
...aka Fajr Libya, the Islamist operation launched to counter that of General Khalifa Haftar (Operation Dignity). It is made up of the Libya Shield militia (Misrata and Moslem Brotherhood), Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room (Moslem Brotherhood), and Tripoli Brigade (close to Abdul Hakim Belhaj, head of Al-Watan party). Financing and moral support come from Turkey and Qatar...
) coalition seized control of Tripoli in August after fierce battles against rival groups.
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Africa Subsaharan
Bomber blows herself up after Nigeria president's rally
[Ynet] A female jacket wallah was the only fatality when she went kaboom! a vehicle packed with explosives near a stadium where Nigeria's president had just held an election rally Monday in the northeastern city of Gombe, police said.

The kaboom occurred in a near-empty area about 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) from the venue, which President Goodluck Jonathan
... 14th President of Nigeria. He was Governor of Bayelsa State from 9 December 2005 to 28 May 2007, and was sworn in as Vice President on 29 May 2007. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). He is a lover of nifty hats, which makes him easily recognizable unless someone else in the room is wearing a neat chapeau...
had just left, said Deputy Superintendent Fwaje Atajiri. Two other suicide kabooms in Gombe city on Sunday injured a few people but killed only the bombers, he said. A couple sharing a bicycle blew themselves up at a central traffic circle and a man went kaboom! at a timber market. All three bombers died, Atajiri said.
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#1 
Posted by: Vortigern Snoluse9089 || 02/03/2015 9:38 Comments || Top||


News On Jonathan's Gombe Rally: Another Explosion Kills Suicide Bombers
[Osun Defender] A bomb blast has occurred in Gombe, the Gombe State capital barely five minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan left the town where he held the PDP presidential campaign rally, Ibrahim Ahmed, a resident of the town said. Ahmed, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone, said the blast occurred on Kashere Street near the Stadium, where the rally took place. He said two suicide bombers died in the explosion that injured 18 persons.
An Nahar has more:
Two female jacket wallahs were suspected of being behind a blast on Monday outside a stadium in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, where President Goodluck Jonathan
... 14th President of Nigeria. He was Governor of Bayelsa State from 9 December 2005 to 28 May 2007, and was sworn in as Vice President on 29 May 2007. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). He is a lover of nifty hats, which makes him easily recognizable unless someone else in the room is wearing a neat chapeau...
had given a speech, officials and rescue workers said.

"We have evacuated two bodies of females we believe were suicide bombers behind the blast," said one rescue worker after the kaboom in Gombe city.

"One of them was blown to pieces... Eighteen people were maimed in the blast and have been taken to hospital," said the worker, who asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Jonathan, who is campaigning for re-election in February 14 polls, had just left the venue after giving an address to supporters of his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when the blast occurred.

A federal government official involved in the rescue operation and a medical source at the Gombe State Specialist Hospital gave identical tolls.

"Two bodies have been brought to the hospital along with 18 people maimed victims in the stadium kaboom," said the hospital source.

"The dead bodies were of females," the source added. Reporters who visited the hospital gave a similar account.
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Suicide Bomber Kills 8 People in Northeast Nigeria's Potiskum
[La Prensa] A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the house of a legislator in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, killing 8 peoplewo.

The bomber walked up to the house of Sabo Garbu, a member of the house of representatives in the federal government, before detonating the explosives.

No organization has claim the attack.
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Troops foil fresh attack on Maiduguri, kill scores of terrorists
[Guardian Ng] IT was another show of gallantry Sunday when Troops of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Borno State repelled Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Death Eaters who were to attack Maiduguri metropolis.

Also Sunday, a new dimension was observed in the terrorists' style of attack when a jacket wallah at about 1.20 pm went kaboom! inside the residence of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate, Sabo Garbu, in Potiskum, Yobe State, killing six people. According to reports, the suicide bomber made his way into the residence of Garbu, the PDP candidate for the Potiskum / Nangere Federal constituency in Yobe for next month's general elections and detonated the bomb.
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Arabia
New US drone strike kills four Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen
[YEMENONLINE.INFO] A drone strike killed at least four Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen Monday, tribal sources said, the third attack in a week after Washington vowed to pursue its anti-jihadi campaign there.

The unmanned aircraft, which only the United States operates in the region, targeted a car carrying "at least four" suspects in Baida province, the sources said.

They said the bodies inside the car were left charred.

"Loud kabooms were heard after the attack," one source told AFP, saying this could mean the car had been "loaded with arms and explosives."

This was the third such strike since U.S. President Barack Obama
Republicans can come along for the ride, but they've got to sit in the back...
on January 25 vowed no let-up in Washington's campaign against jihadis in Yemen.

Four suspected Death Eaters were killed in a similar strike Saturday, while another raid left three alleged Al-Qaeda Death Eaters dead on January 26.

Both of those attacks were in the southern province of Shabwa.

Obama had dismissed suggestions that deepening chaos in Yemen since last month's resignation of Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi had forced a change in Washington's campaign against Al-Qaeda.
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Here's a who's who of the Saudi royal family
Posted by: Hupineger Glomomp0034 || 02/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Check out the pic of King Faisal - he's got that Boris Karloff vibe going...
Posted by: Raj || 02/03/2015 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Remember Phyllis Diller's joke: "I never made Who's Who, but I'm featured in What's That"?
Posted by: Grunter || 02/03/2015 0:21 Comments || Top||

#3 

Posted by: Vortigern Snoluse9089 || 02/03/2015 0:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Can we have the exact locations?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/03/2015 1:53 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Two DU students beaten over alleged Shibir link
[PRIMENEWS.BD] Two students of Dhaka university (DU) have been beaten by a group of fellow students alleging their link with Shibir, student front of Jamaat.

The two injured students Mohammad Nasim of Sergeant Jaharul Haque Hall and Mahmudur Rahman of Bijoy Ekattar hall were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital immediately after the incident early on Monday.

Nasim was a second year student of Law department and Mahmudur was a first year student of Economics department.

Sub Inspector (SI) Md Kawser of Shahbagh Police Station said following treatment at DMCH, the two students were taken to the cop shoppe.

Investigation is on whether they have any link with Shibir, the SI added.
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#1  I was thinking "Democrat Underground" and trying to see the problem...
Posted by: Frank G || 02/03/2015 7:48 Comments || Top||


Europe
French soldiers attacked with knife at Jewish center
[USATODAY] An attacker with a knife hidden in his bag attacked three soldiers on an anti-terror patrol in front of a Jewish community center in southern La Belle France on Tuesday, two police officials said.

Sarah Baron, a police union official in the city of Nice, said the attacker was detained after the attack near the Galeries Lafayette department store. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said the attacker had an identity card with the name Moussa Coulibaly.

The surname, which is relatively common for families of Malian descent, is the same as that of the man who seized hostages in a kosher supermarket in Gay Paree and bumped off a policewoman last month.

Another police official said the attacker pulled a knife at least 8 inches long out of a bag and set upon one of the soldiers, injuring him in the chin. He then swiped two other soldiers -- one in the cheek, the other in the forearm -- before being apprehended by riot cop shoppeed near the building, which houses the city's Jewish community center.

A manager at the center, who did not want to be identified because she was afraid, confirmed soldiers posted in front of the building were attacked. She said it happened around lunchtime and no one was inside the office.

The attacker, aged about 30, had a record of theft and violence, the official said on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. His motive was not yet clear, the official added.

Mayor Estrosi told BFM television that a possible accomplice were tossed into the calaboose.
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#1  Gosh, a Muslim going nuts when he sees he's not allowed to kill Jews.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/03/2015 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Sucky ROE. Should have ended with 'suicide by cop'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/03/2015 13:34 Comments || Top||

#3  An Nahar adds this key detail:

A security source involved in the investigation told AFP the main suspect was expelled from Turkey last week and had been interrogated by French intelligence services upon his return, but they had not gathered enough information to take him to court at that point.
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Sweden Indicts Syrian Rebel over Facebook 'Torture' Video
[AnNahar] Swedish prosecutors indicted Monday a former Syrian rebel accused of severely beating a pro-regime fighter in 2012 after a video of the attack was posted on Facebook.

The 28-year-old is accused of violating international law -- including the Geneva Conventions which govern the treatment of prisoners of war -- and of aggravated assault, in what is believed to be the first case in Sweden linked to the conflict in Syria.

A video of the beating posted on the defendant's Facebook account has been cited as evidence against the former Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
fighter who has lived in Sweden since 2013.

"To my knowledge, there has never been a trial like this," prosecutor Henrik Soederman told AFP.

According to the indictment, the defendant participated in beating "an unidentified person tied to the Syrian state's armed forces" in the summer of 2012 in a manner that "resembles torture."

The victim -- whose hands and feet were tied -- had been injured before the assault, which included several blows with a whip and a truncheon or with similar weapons.

The former Syrian rebel said he had been forced to perform the acts.

He has been detained since October and a trial date has not yet been disclosed.

Prosecutors said they would seek his deportation and a ban on re-entry to Sweden.

The man arrived in Sweden in September 2013, the same month that Stockholm announced it would grant automatic residency to all Syrians fleeing the conflict, except those found guilty of war crimes.
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#1  accused of violating international law -- including the Geneva Conventions which govern the treatment of prisoners of war
If a 'neutral' state invokes rules of war, does that set the precedent for the declaration of a war following a 'civil action'?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/03/2015 11:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Not necessarily. But it does establish precedent for a 'neutral' state to prosecute its citizens for "violating international law -- including the Geneva Conventions."

It opens up a huge can o' worms, especially if the so-called human rights or other interest groups get involved. Say, a Swede or a Swiss who joins the IDF or French Foreign Legion, or the US military...
Posted by: Pappy || 02/03/2015 12:31 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Three peace volunteers killed in Tirah blast
[DAWN] At least three peace volunteers were killed while two others were maimed on Monday in a kaboom in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency.

Official sources say that the blast occurred in one of the pickets of the Tauheedul Islam Peace Committee members near Tirah's Nari Baba area.

The sources say that the casualties occurred in what is believed to have been a remote-controlled blast.

Pakistain's military had launched the operation 'Khyber-1' last year with air strikes against myrmidon hideouts in areas under the Mangal Bagh
...a former bus driver, now head of the Deobandi bandido group Lashkar-e-Islam and the Terror of Khyber Agency...
-led group's control in Tirah and Bara.

The operation was launched amidst Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
, a full-fledged military operation being conducted by the army against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) and other bandidos forces of Evil in the North Wazoo tribal region.
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Forces foil attack on Quetta airbases, eight militant killed
[GEO.TV] Police battled gunnies armed with automatic weapons, grenades and wearing boom jackets after thwarting two separate attacks on military airbases, killing eight of the attackers.

14 people including 12 security officials also sustained injuries in the the shootouts.

Officials said Samungli airbase, which is used by the Pakistain Air Force, and Khaild military airbase were the targets of the attack, and said fighting was ongoing nearby.

The military airbases are some 12 kilometres (seven miles) apart in Quetta. "Exchange of fire is going on near both the airbases, six Death Eaters have so far been killed," Sarfaraz Bugti, provincial home minister told AFP.

"The target of the attacks were both the airbases but police and security forces thwarted the attacks," Bugti added. Mohammad Amlish, provincial police chief told AFP seven security personnel including four police, and three soldiers have been maimed in the gunbattle.
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Iraq
US-led air strikes target Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
[Ynet] The United States and its allies staged 27 air strikes on 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....
forces in Iraq and Syria in a 24-hour period, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Monday.

The allied forces staged 17 air strikes that targeted Islamic State near 10 Iraqi cities. Several tactical units and fighting positions were hit, along with vehicles, equipment, a storage facility and a bunker, the task force said.
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Hezbollah: Muhammadawi doesn't belong to us, we have no armed manifestations in Baghdad
[Iraq News] The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, Hezbollah denied Sunday that Abbas Muhammadawi is one of its members, and emphasized that it has no armed manifestations in Baghdad, while called the security forces to take deterrent measures to eliminate the krazed killer gangs.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq said in a statement published on Hezbollah Brigades' website and followed by IraqiNews.com, "Abbas Muhammadawi does not belong to Hezbollah Brigades," calling the security forces to take deterrent measures and do their part in eliminating the krazed killer groups.

Hezbollah also stressed the need to respect all the security and military forces as the entity responsible for maintaining security, emphasizing the importance of verifying the identity of those who claim allegiance to Hezbollah Brigades through its official sources.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Prisoner relased during Gilad Shalit exchange arrested in Herzliya
[Ynet] A prisoner who was released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange was placed in durance vile
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in Herzliya on Monday, along with 12 other Paleostinians, for illegally residing in Israel.
Clearing the decks for action in the next war?
The former prisoner was sentenced to five years in prison for a shooting incident and was released in December, 2011.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/03/2015 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Come home Abu Sheba.

Posted by: Shipman || 02/03/2015 15:54 Comments || Top||


Jordan jails Syrians over plot to kidnap US aid worker
[The Peninsula] Jordan on Monday sentenced two Syrians to three years in jail each after they were charged with plotting to kidnap a US aid worker for ransom last year.

The state security court, a military tribunal, accused them of "terrorist activity" and sentenced them to three years' hard labour, said an AFP news hound in court.

At the start of the trial in December, one defendant, Ibrahim al-Bekai, admitted that he had plotted with his associate Tareq al-Omar to abduct the American who worked with Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The men were incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in September before they were able to kidnap the aid worker who was not identified in court.

Bekai had told a hearing in December that the plan was hatched in cooperation with a third man who lives in Syria and whom he described as a member of Al-Nusra
...the current nom de guerre of al-Qaeda in the Levant, which isn't to be confused with al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant...
Front, Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate.
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PA forces raid apartment building of former intel chief
[MAANNEWS.NET] Paleostinian security forces carried out household raids in Nablus and the nearby Balata refugee camp on Sunday, including the building of the Paleostinian Authority's former general intelligence chief, sources told Ma'an.

Jamal Tirawi, now a Fatah-affiliated member of the Paleostinian Legislative Council, said that PA forces stormed several houses including his brother's apartment, who lives in the same building.

He told Ma'an that security officers tried to break into his apartment in Balata refugee camp at 4 a.m. The apartment is located in a building owned by his family.

"The security officers asked to inspect my apartment after they entered all the apartments, where my brothers live on the upper floors. When I told them that my apartment enjoys immunity (from PA raids), they asked to inspect the apartment of my brother who lives next door."

Tirawi told Ma'an that he intends to sue the governor of Nablus and the security services in the city.
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Southeast Asia
Philippine soldier killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf
[Gulf Today] A Philippine soldier was killed and four others were injured in a battle with Abu Sayyaf militants on Sulu province, the military reported on Monday.

Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc said the clash occurred late on Sunday afternoon in the mountain town of Patikul, a known militant hotbed. He said rangers were conducting pursuit operations when they encountered about 60 heavily-armed insurgents who earlier ambushed and injured two soldiers on Friday. During Friday's encounter, troops killed two Abu Sayyaf members and injured another, according to Cabunoc.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS release video claiming to show horrifying murder of captured Jordanian pilot
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK] Militants fighting for the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terror group in Syria and Iraq have released a video they claim shows Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh being burnt alive while locked in a cage.

The footage, which is titled 'Healing the Believers Chests' appears to show the captured airman wearing an orange jumpsuit as a trail of petrol leading up to the cage is seen being set alight.

Flames are seen quickly spreading to the cage where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.

Yesterday Jordan government front man Mohammed al-Momeni said the kingdom was doing 'everything' it could to secure the release of Kassasbeh, who was captured by ISIS after his F-16 fighter jet crashed in territory controlled by the turbans in Syria in December.
Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2015 12:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Bad idea. 40% of Jordanians wanted their king to trash the relationship with the US if that is what it took to secure this popular pilot. Those 40% and all the fence-sitters will now be pissed off and go against ISIS if they weren't going to be before.
Posted by: gorb || 02/03/2015 14:54 Comments || Top||


ISIS burns Jordanian Pilot Alive
A new low. How about starting those quick trials/executions now, Jordan?
Posted by: Frank G || 02/03/2015 12:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10808 views] Top|| File under:

#1  OK Jordan, time to take your prisoners out, one at a time, and follow through with your promise of retaliation.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/03/2015 12:25 Comments || Top||

#2  I think that one of the big problems between the West, especially elites, and the proper responses to this evil is the 21st century world view vs a 7th century view. Back in the 18th, 19th and early 20th century we understood the concept of barbarians and how to deal with them. From WWI on we lost that knowledge/will.

Unless and until we are prepared to "do unto others" we're in for a hard time.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/03/2015 12:27 Comments || Top||

#3  We'll see if Jordan now follows through on its promise.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/03/2015 12:33 Comments || Top||

#4  execute them the same way ISIS execute their prisoner. A' deguello bitches.
Posted by: OldSpook || 02/03/2015 12:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Jordan should make sure that ISIS knew the consequences to its POWs, and decided to do this anyway. It will let future wanna-be militants know just how much ISIS would do for them if they were ever a POW.
Posted by: gorb || 02/03/2015 14:56 Comments || Top||

#6  We'll see if Jordan now follows through on its promise. Posted by Pappy

Yes, this should be most interesting, and the response from the White House as well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/03/2015 15:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Just wondering does the Jordanian air force have anything like napalm?
Posted by: Chuckles Shatle5927 || 02/03/2015 15:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Nah, you have to make the point really clear, so it's either Vlad the impaler time, or you can get out the sausage grinder and feed them to pigs. Apparently that's a fate worse than death for islamic goatmen.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/03/2015 15:20 Comments || Top||

#9  @#6: The One has already made a statement, prefacing it, of course, with "If this video is genuine..."

What a tool.
Posted by: Glavise Slaviter5093 || 02/03/2015 15:49 Comments || Top||

#10  I blame the breakdown on the final collapse of the understandings, written and assumed, in the Peace of Westphalia.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/03/2015 15:59 Comments || Top||

#11  This is bad, but nothing new.

The same was done to many others on 9/11/2001 in the US.

Islam is peace!
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 02/03/2015 16:33 Comments || Top||

#12  And, of course (LINKED): Obama,media refuse to call ISIS burning alive Islamic terror
Posted by: Hupineger Glomomp0034 || 02/03/2015 17:41 Comments || Top||

#13  A napalm/pigs blood binary weapon? Is this doable?
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 02/03/2015 18:24 Comments || Top||

#14  @Silentbrick - Please don't suggest poisoning my food. I love me some pork chops.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 02/03/2015 18:26 Comments || Top||

#15  According to Daily mail, ISIS prisoners have already been moved to the prison in Jordan were they handle executions.
To begin tomorrow.
Posted by: chris || 02/03/2015 21:04 Comments || Top||

#16  And yet our Government insists upon releasing Gitmo prisoners to go back and join this evil.
Posted by: Hupineger Glomomp0034 || 02/03/2015 21:20 Comments || Top||

#17  Take out Mecca and Medina - tomorrow. Then make the rubble bounce.
Posted by: Lone Ranger || 02/03/2015 21:41 Comments || Top||

#18  As per DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS, Pilot-Hostage may had been killed sometime last month - iff true, it means the ISIS/ISIL never intended to hand him or possibly even the Japanese hostages over in mutual swap.

IS THE ISIS/ISL BEING "UN-ISLAMIC" IFF IT INTENTIONALLY LIES???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/03/2015 21:53 Comments || Top||

#19  BBC reporting Jordan has executed the first 2 ISIS prisoners including a woman. Will continue with more?
Posted by: 3dc || 02/03/2015 23:35 Comments || Top||


Regime Air Strikes Kill 44 across Syria
[AnNahar] Syrian government air strikes on opposition-held towns across the country killed at least 44 people on Monday and maimed more than 100, a monitoring group said.

In Jassem in the southern province of Daraa, 16 non-combatants were killed in four air strikes, while 25 were maimed, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The strikes came in response to a major rebel offensive that has been under way in southern Syria for months.

"As usual, the regime is striking populated areas in order to make civilian supporters of opposition fighters turn against them," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Rebels fighting to oust Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Supressor of the Damascenes...
have suffered a spate of defeats at the hands of his forces, but they still have the upper hand in Daraa.

"Opposition fighters are making steady progress in Daraa province. The vast majority of the west of the province has completely fallen out of government control, and that is where Jassem is located," Abdel Rahman said.

Rebels in the area benefit from "the fact that supply lines from Jordan are still open," he added.

The involvement of experienced fighters from Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, the al-Nusra
...the current nom de guerre of al-Qaeda in the Levant, which isn't to be confused with al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant...
Front, has also helped the rebels to gain territory in Daraa.

Elsewhere, air strikes on Douma, the besieged rebel-held town east of Damascus, killed at least 10 civilians and maimed dozens more, the Observatory said.

An Agence La Belle France-Presse photographer in Douma said the strikes hit residential areas and that most of the maimed were children.

- Defector killed -
At Khan Sheikhun in the northwestern province of Idlib, 15 people were killed, including a former army officer who had defected from loyalist ranks to join opposition forces, the Observatory said.

Now, nearly four years into the war, there are air strikes every day, despite repeated warnings from the international community that such tactics fail to discriminate between civilian and military targets.
Another three people were killed in strikes elsewhere in Syria -- one in Aleppo province, a second in Damascus province and a third in Busra al-Sham in Daraa province.

The regime first deployed warplanes in the Syrian conflict in July 2012. Now, nearly four years into the war, there are air strikes every day, despite repeated warnings from the international community that such tactics fail to discriminate between civilian and military targets.

On a separate front, Syrian Kurds fighting 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 made fresh advances near Kobane, seizing a new string of villages a week after the flashpoint town was recaptured from the IS jihadists.

"The Kurds now control an area stretching across 14 kilometers (nine miles) southwards from Kobane, 10 kilometers to the east, and 10 to 12 kilometers to the west," said Abdel Rahman. The Observatory director also said Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) backed by Syrian rebels had killed 10 IS members in the past 24 hours.

The U.S.-led coalition targeting the jihadists in both Syria and Iraq reported Monday it had launched 10 air strikes against IS in Syria -- nine near Kobane and one at Deir Ezzor in the east.
Ynet adds:
Nine of the strikes were concentrated near Kobani, Syria, where Islamic State bully boyz were reported withdrawing after advances by Kurdish and Arab forces, and hit tactical units, staging areas and a vehicle. An Islamic State checkpoint was struck near Dayr as Zawr, Syria, the statement said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/03/2015 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
Greatest Flying Jihadi Video Ever? Islamic State Fighter Goes Airborne During Firefight With Kurds
Posted by: Pheting Thromose5115 || 02/03/2015 09:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  From the comments section: "Allah, Alley-oop!"
Posted by: Blossom Glinert4151 || 02/03/2015 10:34 Comments || Top||

#2  No carpet required!
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/03/2015 11:02 Comments || Top||

#3  I believe I can fly but not for very long
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 02/03/2015 12:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Love the result.
Posted by: OldSpook || 02/03/2015 12:50 Comments || Top||

#5  @#3: Or very far, either!
Posted by: Glavise Slaviter5093 || 02/03/2015 15:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Assault smoker used in the attack?
Posted by: Shipman || 02/03/2015 16:01 Comments || Top||

#7  As Allan is my witness, I thought...
Posted by: Pappy || 02/03/2015 16:21 Comments || Top||

#8 

Lack of escape velocity is a bummer... Can't get to the moon like that.
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/03/2015 17:49 Comments || Top||

#9  A little more and the guys arm might make it though
Posted by: Charles || 02/03/2015 19:48 Comments || Top||

#10  He blowed up real good!
Posted by: Percival || 02/03/2015 20:16 Comments || Top||


Remains of 25 Yazidis found in Iraq mass grave
[Hurriyet Daily News] Kurdish forces have found the remains of about 25 members of the Yazidi minority killed 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a mass grave in northwest Iraq, officials said Feb. 2.

"Peshmerga forces discovered a mass grave yesterday [Sunday] containing the remains of about 25 people -- men, children and women -- from the Yazidi [sect] who were killed by" IS jihadists, local official Myaser Haji Saleh told AFP.

A peshmerga lieutenant colonel said the grave was found near Sinuni during a search for explosives that IS often leaves behind, posing a threat to security forces and civilians even after they withdraw.

"Our forces were searching for explosives and mines planted by [ISIL] in the area and found the grave during the search," the officer said.

Some of the victims had been rubbed out and others "slaughtered" using knives, he said.

ISIL spearheaded a June offensive that began in the northern province of Nineveh, where the mass grave was discovered, and overran large areas north and west of the Iraqi capital.

After sweeping south towards Baghdad, the snuffies again turned their attention to the north in August, driving Kurdish forces back toward their regional capital and seizing areas including Sinuni.

ISIL carried out a campaign of killings, kidnappings and enslavement against Yazidi Kurds living in the area that the UN termed an "attempt to commit genocide."
Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Good thing there's that White House "Responsibility to Protect" thingie...
Posted by: Pappy || 02/03/2015 12:35 Comments || Top||


Islamic State executes prominent members who planned coup
[ARA] Erbil, Kurdistan Region ‐ Over the previous days, the city of Raqqa, in northeastern Syria, has seen several splits in the ranks 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 (IS/ISIS), followed by arrest campaigns against a number of the group's members.

The most prominent dissident name was Abu Talha al-Kuwaiti, the head of the al-Hisba security force of the group in the state of Raqqa, who fled with eight Lions of Islam to an unknown destination, which led to imposing curfew in the city as well as carrying out raids and arrests.

Following the defection of al-Kuwaiti, the IS hardline group appointed Abu Huzaifa al-Balijiki as head of Hisba force in the state of Raqqa.

This comes in light of the media blackout imposed by the group.

Military sources in Raqqa told ARA News that the escape of al-Kuwaiti was behind a big coup process led by Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, the IS alderman of Raqqa.

Al-Ansari, aka Abu Luqman, was reportedly fighting in the ranks of al-Nusra
...the current nom de guerre of al-Qaeda in the Levant, which isn't to be confused with al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant...
Front (Syria's al-Qaeda branch) before joining the IS and being named as the governor of Raqqa.

"Two weeks ago, Abu Luqman was found dead, but the IS didn't announce the news of his death or the conditions behind it," a local source in Raqqa (who spoke on the condition of anonymity) said on Sunday.

The same source reported that al-Ansari (Abu Luqman) was earlier accused of coordinating with Abu Talha al-Kuwaiti to carry out a coup against the leadership of the IS group in eastern Syria.

The Islamic State hasn't issued any statement yet regarding the rebellion of al-Kwaiti or the death of al-Ansari.

Last week, the hardline group of IS executed at least 60 foreign Lions of Islam who defected from the group's ranks in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

On Thursday, the IS Lions of Islam rubbed out four other members in the neighborhood of Rumaila in central Raqqa after describing them as traitors. The group shot the four members dead under the pretext of preserving the group's unity. The Lions of Islam killed in Rumaila were Tunisian nationals who had joined the group months ago.

The Islamic State has recently started launching organized campaigns of arrests and liquidations against its own members in different areas under its control, mainly because of their refusal to follow orders and attempts of rebellion.
Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So when they are on R&R they relax by killing each other.

Man oh Man, and I thought Hyenas were bad.
Posted by: mystic || 02/03/2015 0:36 Comments || Top||



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