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Afghanistan
Angry mob kill four kidnappers and hang their bodies in Nimroz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four kidnappers were killed and their dead bodies were hanged by an angry mob in western Nimroz province of Afghanistan.

The kidnappers were initially killed in Washer district of southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province and their dead bodies were transferred to Delaram district of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, according to a report by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Local officials in Herat province have said the four men had kidnapped a child and had taken him to Washer district.

The officials further added that the local residents of Delaram district were forced to visit Washer and find the kidnapped child.

A clash broke out between the residents of Delaram and the kidnappers after they found the location where the child was kept, local officials said, adding that all four kidnappers were killed during the clash.

The officials also added that the dead bodies of the kidnappers were hanged after they were transferred to Delaram district by the angry mob.

Nimroz is located in western Afghanistan where majority of kidnap for ransom cases take place both by criminal gangs and anti-government armed bad boys.

In the meantime, the Talibs group in Afghanistan has claimed that the kidnappers were killed by the fighters of the group and the hostage was set free.

The group following a statement said the hostage was identified as Nur ul Haq s/o Muhammad Umar who was kidnapped from Delaram district.

Taliban said the three captors were killed this morning in Chafyano Manda area of Marjah district in Helmand.

Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Like a 'Come as you are' Cross fire, only without the miscreants skedaddling.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/05/2015 17:39 Comments || Top||


Taliban shadow district chief killed in Paktika province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior Taliban group leader was killed following a special military operation conducted by the Afghan police forces in eastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.

According to local government officials the Taliban leader who was killed in the operation was identified as Masoom who was also famous as Abas.

The officials further added that Masoom was appointed as shadow district governor for Sar-e-Rawza district.

The Afghan police forces also confiscated a cycle of violence, an AK-47 assault rifle, a binocular, 5 magazines of AK-47 rifle ammunition and various other types of documents, the officials added.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Paktika is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups are actively operating.

Insurgents belonging to Haqqani terrorist network are also actively operating in eastern provinces of the country specifically in Paktika province.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Man linked to massacre arrested
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] A second suspect linked to last December massacres which left 64 people dead was Tuesday jugged
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
Police identified the man as Mohammed Ibrahim Bashir, 40. They said he is a resident of Mandera Town.

Police said they had reasons to believe that Bashir was an associate of Salim Abubakar Kitonga, the main suspect in the quarry and bus attacks that left the nation in shock and anger.

Kitonga was arrested in Mandera last week and has since appeared in court.

Confirming the arrest, Mandera County Police Commander Job Boronjo said several other suspects were assisting police with investigations. He said police were closing in on other main suspects.

"As of now, we cannot tell if Bashir is anybody's associate. We are working on it and I believe we will know by tomorrow," he said.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the physically challenged Bashir is from the Nyanza region.

"I will give you more information tomorrow because we are still attempting to establish the truth about this man," Mr Boronjo told this news hound.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Egypt Sentences 230 Anti-Mubarak Activists to Life
[AnNahar] An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced to life 230 secular activists from the 2011 revolt against long-time strongman Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
, including leading campaigner Ahmed Douma, an official said.

Thirty-nine others, all minors, were enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
for 10 years.

The verdict, which can be appealed, is the harshest delivered so far against non-Islamist activists amid a government crackdown on opponents overseen by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Hundreds of Islamist supporters of Mubarak's successor, Mohammed Morsi, have been sentenced to death after often speedy trials described by the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
as "unprecedented in recent history".

At Wednesday's hearing, all 269 defendants were convicted of taking part in festivities with security forces near Cairo's Tahrir Square in December 2011, said the judicial official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

They were also found guilty of assaulting security forces and setting alight government buildings, including a cultural centre founded in 1798 by Napoleon Bonaparte that contained more than 200,000 books.

A life sentence in Egypt is 25 years.

Douma, 26, rose to prominence during the 2011 uprising that drove Mubarak from power and was also a key protest leader against Morsi.

On Wednesday, dressed in a prison uniform, Douma was the sole defendant present in a metal cage inside the courtroom, an AFP photographer said.

All defendants except for Douma were tried in absentia, as the authorities had released the others earlier ordering them to be present as and when required.

As the verdict was read out, Douma clapped his hands, angering Judge Mohammed Negi Shehata who threatened to issue another sentence against him for contempt of court.

Douma is already serving three years for violating a law prohibiting unlicensed protests, and was also given a three year sentence at a previous hearing of the current trial for insulting the judiciary.

Defense lawyer Sameh Samir criticized Wednesday's ruling.

"The judge has been biased against the defendants and their lawyers since the start of the trial," Samir said.

"He referred the defense lawyers to prosecution, he barred us from attending the hearings and now he has issued an unprecedented verdict in Egypt's history."

At a previous hearing, Judge Shehata had called for the prosecution to investigate five defense lawyers for insulting the judiciary.

Douma's brother Mohammed lashed out at the verdict.

"It's an incredibly exaggerated sentence. It's a sentence against the revolution and shows personal hatred of the judge against the revolution and the activists," Mohammed told AFP.

"This was expected of him."

Shehata has presided over several trials of dissidents since then army chief Sisi ousted Morsi in July 2013.

On Monday, he confirmed death sentences against 183 men convicted of killing 13 coppers in a town near Cairo, in a verdict criticized by international rights groups.

Shehata had also sentenced three al-Jazeera journalists to between seven and 10 years in a trial that prompted international outrage.

That verdict was overturned and a retrial was ordered by an appeals court in January.

One of the three journalists, Australian Peter Greste, was freed and deported Sunday under a presidential decree.

Rights groups and critics of Sisi say authorities are using the judiciary as an arm to repress any form of dissent, including from secularists like Douma.

Amnesia Amnesty International's Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said Monday's death sentences were "yet another example of the bias of the Egyptian criminal justice system."

The London-based rights watchdog said the sentences were passed at a time when "the case against former president Hosni Mubarak, involving the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising, has been dropped."

In November a court dropped murder charges against Mubarak.

If he walks free it would spur accusations against Sisi that he is reviving the Mubarak era.

Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal -- symbols of corruption during their father's rule -- have also been released pending a retrial, four years after they were arrest in the wake of the uprising.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Foreigners, Diplomats Warned to Leave Egypt or Be Targeted for Jihad
[FREEBEACON] An Islamist organization sympathetic to the Moslem Brüderbund is warning all foreigners and diplomats to flee Egypt by the end of February or face becoming "a target by the Revolutionary Punishment Movement," according to a recent warning posted online by a Brotherhood-affiliated site and read live on television by one of its broadcast organs.

The statement issues a threat to "all foreign nationals," "all foreign companies," and all "embassy foreigners, diplomats, and ambassadors," ordering them to leave Egypt by the end of the month or face violent attacks, according to an independent translation of the Arabic statement.

Foreign travelers also are warned to "cancel their trips" and told "they are not welcome to Egypt during these difficult days."

The warning comes just a week after Brotherhood leaders and allies were hosted for a meeting at the State Department, which drew fierce criticism from the Egyptian government.

It also follows a similar statement by the Brotherhood urging its supporters to prepare for a "long, uncompromising jihad" in Egypt.

The latest threat was issued by an anti-government group identifying itself as "The Youth of the Revolution." The statement was published late last week on a Brotherhood-affiliated Facebook page and also read on a Brotherhood-affiliated television station operating out of Turkey.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  Islamist organization sympathetic to the Moslem Brüderbund

Obama's campaign organization moves to the mid-east in Israe, now Egypt l too
Posted by: AlanC || 02/05/2015 11:09 Comments || Top||

#2  And they wonder why Sisi is cracking down on them.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/05/2015 12:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Foreigners, Diplomats Warned to Leave Egypt or Be Targeted for Jihad


...but, but, it doesn't represent Islam. [do I need to add /sarc?]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/05/2015 13:32 Comments || Top||


Gunmen storm Libya's al-Mabrook oilfield
[REUTERS] Gunmen have stormed the al-Mabrook oilfield in central Libya, oil and military officials said on Wednesday, the latest oil facility hit by violence in the North African country.

Armed factions allied to two rival governments controlling different parts of the oil producer are fighting for control of Libya four years after the ousting of leader Muammar Qadaffy
...a proud Arab institution for 42 years, now among the dear departed, though not the dearest...
Oil output has fallen to a fifth of what Libya used to produce as major oil ports and fields have been knocked out in a conflict Western powers fear will tear apart the country.

"Unknown gunnies stormed the Mabrook oilfield last night," National Oil Corp (NOC) front man Mohammed El Harari said, without providing details.

Operations at the field, located south of Sirte, were closed following festivities which shut the Es Sider oil port in December. It used to pump 40,000 barrels a day. La Belle France's Total, which operates the field with NOC, said it had already withdrawn staff from the site.

It was not clear whether NOC had employed expatriate staff at the field located in a remote corner of the desert nation.
An Nahar adds:
5 Foreigners among 13 Killed in Libya Oil Field Attack

Gunmen in Libya killed 13 people, including five foreigners, in an overnight attack on a oil field partially owned by La Belle France's Total, a chief security officer said on Wednesday.

"Eight Libyans, three Filipinos and two Ghanians were killed in the attack" at the al-Mabruk field, said officer Hakim Maazzab, the head security guard at a nearby oil complex.

"All of them had their throats slit apart from one Libyan, who was rubbed out."
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Mabrook, mabrook!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/05/2015 6:43 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Nine Chadian soldiers, 200 Boko Haram killed in clash
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Chad on Wednesday said it inflicted heavy losses on Nigeria's 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...
, killing "over 200" Islamist snuffies in a border town that it wrested from the rebels in a ground offensive.

Nine Chadian soldiers were also killed and 21 injured Tuesday in Gamboru as regional forces took the fight against the turbans on to Nigerian soil for the first time, the Chadian army said.

"This toll is provisional," the Chadian military said in a statement, adding that troops were still combing the town on Nigeria's border with Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
for lingering rebel elements.

Around 2,000 Chadian troops backed by armoured vehicles poured across the border into Gamboru on Tuesday after the 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...
last week backed a regional force to take on the bully boys.

The sound of automatic gunfire could be heard today in the town, which has been abandoned by residents after a barrage of air strikes by Chad in the run-up to its offensive, an AFP journalist reported.

While the operation in Gamboru continued, the town of Fotokol on the other side of the border, in Cameroon, came under fresh attack from the jihadists.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  Good on the Chadians. I'll lift one tonight.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/05/2015 15:34 Comments || Top||


Boko Haram Militants Attack in Cameroon
[VOA News] Hundreds of suspected 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...
fighters crossed over from the northeastern Nigerian town of Gambaru early Wednesday, clashing with Chadian and Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
ian soldiers.

Witnesses say the Nigerian Death Eaters entered the town of Fotocol, on the Cameroon-Nigerian border, and attacked Chadian military positions. Heavy gunfire was reported in the area.

Chadian authorities said its soldiers repelled Boko Haram Death Eaters in Fotocol Tuesday and chased them into the Nigerian town of Gamburu. Chad's government on Wednesday claimed nine of its soldiers and more than 200 Death Eaters were killed.
So that's what it looks like when it's done right.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


The Grand Turk
Turkey Arrests 'First Turkish IS Suspect'
[AnNahar] Authorities in Turkey locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a man suspected of working 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....
(IS), in what local media said was the first arrest of a Turkish citizen linked to the jihadist group.

The man, identified as Musa Goktas from Ankara, illegally crossed into Syria in October with his 15-year-old twin sons to join the jihadist group, the online newspaper Radikal said Wednesday.

He was arrested on his way back to Ankara in late January, during a police search of a bus in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria.

Radikal said Goktas was returning home to sell his house, settle his debts and take his wife with him back to Syria.

An arrest warrant had been issued for him after his wife told the police that her husband might have kidnapped her sons to force them to join IS, the report said.

"I wanted to live by my faith and wanted to join IS which I felt close to, because of the way they practiced our religion," Goktas was quoted as telling a preliminary court hearing in Ankara to decide on his pre-trial detention.

The 38-year-old suspect reportedly admitted to taking his sons into an area of Syria controlled by Islamic State, which hired the trio as cooks, paying them each a monthly salary of $90 (79 euros).

He was remanded in jug pending his trial.

Radikal said it was the first time a Turkish citizen were tossed into the calaboose over links to IS.

In a separate development, the Turkish army said on its website that four suspected IS members had been "captured" in the southeast of the country.

There were no immediate further details.

Turkey has long been accused of not doing enough to stem the flow of jihadists seeking to join Islamic State, which has captured large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.

According to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, up to 700 Turkish nationals have joined IS.

A police report in January said there were about 3,000 people with links to IS forces of Evil in Turkey and warned of possible attacks.

Ankara says it has stepped up border security and that Western countries also have a responsibility to share intelligence about would-be jihadists who use Turkey as a gateway to Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Forgot to pay his baksheesh?
Posted by: Hupineger Glomomp0036 || 02/05/2015 8:28 Comments || Top||

#2  No, Turkey's unhappy that he went only to cook.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/05/2015 12:44 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistan Military Says 25 Militants Killed in Air Strikes
[AnNahar] Pakistain's military said it killed 25 bandidos Death Eaters in air strikes on tribal regions near the Afghan border Wednesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other murderous Moslems.

The strikes took place in the Sanzila area of South Wazoo and Tirah in Khyber, the military said in a statement.

"In precise aerial strikes, 25 bad boyz were potted and seven hideouts were destroyed," the statement added.

The conflict zone is off-limits to journalists, so there is no way to independently verify the number and identity of those killed.

Pakistain began a long-awaited push to clear murderous Moslem bases from North Waziristan last June after a bloody Taliban attack on Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
airport finally sank faltering peace talks.

Air strikes, artillery, mortars and ground troops have all been used to take back territory.

The semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan border have for years been a hideout for Islamist bandidos Death Eaters of all stripes, including al-Qaeda and the Pak Taliban as well as imported muscle such as Uzbeks and Uighurs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  They never seem to have any "collateral damage" when they are doing the airstrikes. Fluffy bunnies must be hibernating!
Posted by: chris || 02/05/2015 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  All weddings have been canceled.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/05/2015 11:22 Comments || Top||


Iraq
9 ISIL key leaders killed southern Mosul
[IraqiNews.com] Nine terrorist leaders were killed to the south of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city.

IraqiNews.com news hound said "The International Coalition strikers shelled the terrorist shelters, killing nine leaders of ISILterrorist groupto the south of Mosul city."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Only 9??

Geez, we should try to do better, what's the cost per head of this reluctant indifference bombing program?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 02/05/2015 0:02 Comments || Top||

#2  2 slices of Kobe beef and an arugula salad.
Posted by: Steven || 02/05/2015 2:42 Comments || Top||


ISIS launches biggest attack on Kirkuk since last year
Posted by: frozen al || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kobane: ISIS militants destroy mosques and shrines before withdrawal
[ARA] Before withdrawing from the town of Sheran in southeastern Kobane, gunnies 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) reportedly demolished mosques and bombed a shrine aside from destroying most residential buildings in the center of the Kurdish town.

Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, Mustafa Abdi, the director of Radio ARTA.FM who was able to get access to the eastern areas of the city, said that the shrine of Sheikh Srouji, which dates back to hundreds of years in the town Sheran was completely destroyed by the IS myrmidons.

"They bombed the shrine before their expulsion by the Kurdish forces from the town," he added.

In the meantime, Kurdish sources reported that the mosque and shrine of the village of Korpinkar in southeastern Kobane had been blown up as well, in a move described by observers as a "hostile act" against the Islamic religion and places of worship.

Previously, the IS turbans destroyed most of the mosques and shrines in central Kobane, including the shrine and the historic statue of Sheikh Bob.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Sheikh Bob??? is that Baghdad Bob??

I find it hard to get either of my heads around the fact that supposedly fanatical devout Moslems are blowing up places of worship of their own faith...of course nothing they do makes sense.

I sometimes wonder if ISIS is just a collection of that 2.5% of the population that is seriously mentally disturbed with weapons and not really any particular religious agenda.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 02/05/2015 0:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Sunni vs. Shiite. Of course the 2.5% Shiite vs. Sunni seem to be just as bad. Common factor; both are a Muslim sect with a literal and strict interpretation of the Koran and Religious Laws. It's the other 55% that go along that make that 2.5% so dangerous to the rest of the world.
Posted by: tipover || 02/05/2015 1:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Islam will be mosque vs mosque forever.

There is only ONE way to Heaven.
This is not it.
Posted by: newc || 02/05/2015 3:12 Comments || Top||

#4  IMO, tipover, the doctrinal differences derive from, pre-Muhammad, tribal/national hostilities---not vice versa.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/05/2015 4:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Wahabbists destroy even Muslim "holy" places because they believe people end up idolating the buildings rather than Mohammed and his gin, er, djinn. ISTR they destroyed ancient buildings in Mecca that had connections to Mohammed, as well.

Plus, many of the mosque sites in the region have been religious sites since Hammurabi and before. They want mosques that didn't inherit their holy place status from the Akkadians.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/05/2015 8:01 Comments || Top||

#6  or maybe they're just assholes
Posted by: Frank G || 02/05/2015 9:44 Comments || Top||

#7  From chap 9-107 to 109

"{And [there are] those [hypocrites] who took for themselves a mosque for causing harm and disbelief and division among the believers and as a station for whoever had warred against Allaah and His Messenger before. And they will surely swear, “We intended only the best.” And Allaah testifies that indeed they are liars. Do not stand [for prayer] within it — ever. A mosque founded on righteousness from the first day is more worthy for you to stand in. Within it are men who love to purify themselves; and Allaah loves those who purify themselves. Then is one who laid the foundation of his building on righteousness [with fear] from Allaah and [seeking] His approval better or one who laid the foundation of his building on the edge of a bank about to collapse, so it collapsed with him into the fire of Hell? And Allaah does not guide the wrongdoing people."

Basically, Allah told Mohammad to burn the offending mosque (the one established by the hypocrites) and (as stated in the hadith and sunna) he did. This is the Quranic justication that the Islamic State and Boko Haram use.
Posted by: lord garth || 02/05/2015 9:56 Comments || Top||

#8  SPOD! Is that you SPOD?
Where ya been?
Posted by: Shipman || 02/05/2015 11:23 Comments || Top||

#9  If they can't kill Christians and Jews they kill each other. When that moon god gets thirsty for blood they gotta kill somebody.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/05/2015 12:11 Comments || Top||

#10  If they are not, they will attract that 2.5%; also seems to be attracting those with the wanderlust.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/05/2015 14:08 Comments || Top||

#11  SPOD! Is that you SPOD?

I'm so sorry, Shipman. You're thinking of Sock Puppet O' Doom. This one is Sock Puppet of Doom. Among other characteristics.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 21:18 Comments || Top||


3 dead, 16 injured in Karrada bombings in central Baghdad
[IraqiNews.com] On Tuesday, a source within the Iraqi police announced, that the outcome of Karrada district of central Baghdad bombings amounted to three dead and 16 injured.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com "The outcome of the three boom-mobiles and an improvised bomb, that targeted Salman Faeq street in Karrada district of central Baghdad, amounted to three dead and 16 injured, including three members of the FPS."

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, added, "Ambulances transported the dead bodies the Forensic Medicine Authority and the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment, while security forces cordoned off the blast sites and prevented citizens from approaching them."

A source in the Iraqi police said, earlier on Tuesday (February 3, 2015), that a number of people had been killed and maimed in the kaboom of two boom-mobiles and an improvised bomb in Salman Faeq street in Karrada district in central Baghdad.
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Iraqi forces kill large number of ISIS militants northern Samarra
[ٍIraqiNews.com] On Tuesday, Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced, that the Iraqi forces killed a large number of ISIS bandidos turbans and liberated the areas of Muthanna, Nazim al-Taqsim and the Japanese Bridge in northern Samarra.

The ministry said in a statement, "Samarra Operations Command forces backed by police elements conducted a security operation in the areas of Muthanna, Nazim-Taqsim and the Japanese Bridge, located in northern Samarra." noting that, "The operation resulted in killing a large number of holy warriors and destroying various weaponry that belonged to them."
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Security forces kill 10 ISIS militants in Fallujah
[IraqiNews.com] On Tuesday, a security source in Anbar province said, that 10 ISIS faceless myrmidons have been killed in festivities with security forces in al-Na'imiyah area of al-Fallujah city.

The source informed IraqiNews, "A force from the special rapid intervention units conducted a counter operation against an ISIS shelter in the area of al-Na'imiyah, located in southern Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
" noting that, "The operation resulted in killing 10 elements of the terrorist group and destroying two vehicles that belonged to them."

"The force also managed to destroy a rocket launcher and remove a number of explosives in the area of al-Harariyat," the source added.
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Security forces kill 6 ISIS militants in clashes southern Tikrit
[IraqiNews.com] On Tuesday, a security source in Salahuddin said, that six elements of the ISIS group have been killed during violent clashes with the security forces in southern Tikrit.

The source informed IraqiNews, “This afternoon, a security force backed by al-Hashed al-Sha’bi fighters (Iraqi Volunteer Forces) clashed with elements of the ISIS group in the outskirts of al-Dajil, located in southern Tikrit,” noting that, “The clashes resulted in killing 6 ISIS militants.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The security forces have also managed to destroy two armored vehicles that were used by the terrorists during the clashes.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


ISIS blows up Citadel Church in central Mosul
[IraqiNews.com] On Tuesday, elements of the terrorist ISIS organization blew up the historic al-Tahra Chruch (the Citadel), located in the center of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, after its historical contents were robbed, according to a local source in Nineveh province.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, "Elements of the ISIS organization detonated al-Tahra Church (the Citadel) of the Syriac Orthodox Church, located in the Shaarin market in central Mosul," pointing out that"ISIS elements robbed the contents of the Church, including manuscripts, paintings in Syriac language and historical metal pots."

The source, who requested anonymity, added: "There is ambiguity about the fate of the other churches and community schools in Shaarin area, including the Syrian Catholic and the Armenian Orthodox."

ISIS opens market for goods stolen from Christians in Mosul

[IraqiNews.com] The ISIS organization opened a market in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, to sell goods stolen from Christians' homes and churches in the city.

The British 'Christian Today' magazine wrote, "The ISIS organization in Mosul has opened a market where goods looted from Christians' homes and churches are sold."

The magazine added,"ISIS named this market 'Christians' Spoils Market' where goods such as televisions, refrigerators, freezers, cooling systems, and electrical appliances stolen from Christian homes are sold," adding that, "The market was a success because the goods were cheap and of good quality."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Military facility liberated northern Samarra, MoD
[IraqiNews.com] The Ministry of Defense confirmed liberating Muthanna Military Facility located at northern Samarra city within Salah-il-Din province.

Statement by the MoD received by IraqiNews.com cited "Samarra Operations Command, with direct supervision from the Commander of the Iraqi Ground Forces General Riyadh Jalal Tawfiq, succeeded to liberate Muthanna Military Facility, Taqsim Water Regulator and the Japanese Bridge located at northern Samarra city."

"The operation caused huge casualties among the terrorist groups which were controlling these areas as well as destroying different weapons and equipment for them," the statement added.

Earlier, the Ministry of Interior confirmed on Tuesday launching a wide security operation near Samarra that resulted in killing 90 ISIL bandidos hard boyz and burning their vehicles while they were trying to sneak into the city.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
UAE funnels funds to Gaza through Abbas rival, miffing PA
[IsraelTimes] Mohammed Dahlan, considered a powerful potential challenger to PA president, has been courting Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,

Mohammed Dahlan, Paleostinian Authority President Mahmoud's Abbas's main political rival, has been working together with Hamas to funnel funds from the United Arab Emirates to the families of Paleostinians hurt or killed during the war in Gazoo last summer, The Times of Israel has learned.

This photo above, snapped in the UAE recently and obtained by the Times of Israel, shows Dahlan and two fellow Fatah members, decades-old arch-enemies of Hamas who were deported from Gazoo, standing alongside senior members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  didn't he just skedaddle from Gazoo to Serbia with cash?
Posted by: Frank G || 02/05/2015 9:50 Comments || Top||


‘ISIS’ temporarily kidnaps Gaza journalist working for Dutch
[Ynet] Men claiming links to terror group hold Paleostinian journalist captive for 8 hours, beat him, interrograte about his links to Dutch diplomats.

A Paleostinian journalist who also works as advisor in the Gazoo Strip to Dutch diplomats was kidnapped and beaten by men claiming to belong to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, a relative said Wednesday.

Mohammed al-Maghayer went missing Tuesday morning and was released several hours later after having been interrogated about his links to the Dutch, the relative said.

The Dutch delegation to the Paleostinian Authority in the West Bank had no immediate comment.

A medic at Gazoo City's Shifa Hospital treated Maghayer for "wounds to his legs" and he was discharged early Wednesday.

"Mohammed was kidnapped around 8:00 am near his home in Gazoo City," the relative, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.

"His abductors told him they belonged to the Islamic State group.

"They put metal handcuffs on him and drove him to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location where they held him for about eight hours, asking information about himself and his work with the Dutch."

Maghayer, who said he works for the Dutch as a local advisor on Gazoo, told AFP he was "kidnapped and beaten," but made no further comment.

Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, which controls the Gazoo Strip, said its "security forces have launched an investigation to find who is behind this attack."

In the past few months, statements purportedly from Gazoo Islamists have been published online pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, but Moslem forces of Evil on social media dismissed them as forged.

One such statement threatened "journalists who publish false information about the Islamic State."

No known group in Gazoo has made such overtures, but experts and even Hamas, which controls the territory, has warned that instability could make it a ripe environment for forces of Evil who identify with the Islamic State.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  They layed psalms down for Daesh. Peaceful Gaza STRIP.

Abandoned land with wolves, varmin, and vultures live.
Posted by: newc || 02/05/2015 3:15 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
BIFF threatens more attacks
[Manila Bulletin] The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yesterday threatened more attacks and called on local residents to avoid military and police outposts or checkpoints in Maguindanao.

On Monday afternoon, BIFF spokesman Abu Misry Mama warned, "To all civilians, Christians or Muslims, living near military checkpoints, leave now because 100 percent we will launch attacks against them. Leave now so you won’t be caught in crossfire."

However, Abul Khayr Alonto, elected chairman of the surviving original members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) central committee, said the Philippines cannot afford another wide-scale armed conflict in Mindanao. He said, "Those who call for all-out-war (after the Mamasapano incident) are those who in their nightmares even don’t know the situation of war."

Misry Mama said BIFF forces are on standby ready to launch attacks and, if attacked by government forces, ready to defend itself.

He also confirmed the movement of BIFF forces along Cotabato-General Santos City National Highway two days ago that nearly led to a clash with the military. But Misry Mama clarified that they were securing some top BIFF leaders who were invited to attend a feast in Talayan area.

The BIFF also promised not to participate in any government investigation in connection with the massacre of 44 SAF commandos. Misry Mama said, "We will not subject ourselves to investigation. If the military enters enter here to investigate, we will shoot them. We are okay if civilians will investigate."

He also confirmed that the SAF operation was really meant to get Zulkilfi bin Hir alias Marwan and Abdul Basit Usman, but denied coddling the two wanted men.

Misry Mama also said that the BIFF received reports that an American was killed during the Mamasapano slaughter. He said the presence of Americans in Mindanao is to the BIFF's advantage as they will no longer have to go the United State to wage war against them. He said, "It’s good that the Americans are here. We will fight against them here. We need not spend money to go to America and fight them there."
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#1  Looks like the BIFF is taking a page from the No-Non-Hindus-in-Hindu-India-by-2021 Radical Hindus.

CONVERT, LEAVE, OR DIE!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/05/2015 1:02 Comments || Top||


FBI: DNA indicates Malaysian terrorist Marwan dead
[Philippine Star] The FBI has informed the Philippines that a biological sample taken from a man believed to be top terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, matched the DNA of his brother who is detained in a US facility in Guantanamo.
For now.
But the FBI said further analysis would be conducted for a more conclusive identification of the source of the DNA submitted to the bureau.

David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s field office in LA, said, "Although the results of the DNA examinations do not provide absolute identification, the results do support that the biological sample provided by Philippine authorities came from Marwan."

Marwan is thought to have been killed during the raid on January 25 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao by the police Special Action Force (SAF). MILF and BIFF forces engaged the SAF in a firefight, preventing the police from taking the body, and killing 44 SAF commandos.

The SAF did, however, manage to cut off the right forefinger of the slain man. This was the specimen sent to the FBI for DNA testing.

Police Director Getulio Napeñas, who was fired as SAF commander, said yesterday he would resign if it turns out that Marwan survived.

Forty-one SAF men from the 84th Special Action Company Seaborne, acting as the assault team, raided a house in Barangay Pidsandawan where Marwan was believed to be hiding, while 36 commandos from the 55th SAC served as blocking force.

An undetermined number of SAF men from the 45th SAC were supposed to reinforce their embattled comrades but the MILF in Barangay Tukanalipao engaged them in a gun battle before they could get near the 55th SAC team.
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#1  Champ's Compassionate Release of the brother from Gitmo to attend the funeral in 5....4...3...
Posted by: Frank G || 02/05/2015 10:01 Comments || Top||


Ranger gunned down in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] A ranger was gunned down in his house in Muang district of Yala province on Tuesday night. Witnesses that Ibrohem Saeming was shot while he was exiting the toilet, which is separate from the house. His assailant was believed to have been hiding behind a pick-up truck parked nearby.

Ibrohem was seriously wounded, and died at the hospital.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Picture of Would-Be Arsal Suicide Bomber Circulated as Army Continues Shelling Militants
[AnNahar] Security reports Wednesday unveiled that a jacket wallah from the northeastern border town of Arsal will blow himself up against "civilian or military gatherings," as the army continued to target jihadist gunnies positioned in the town's outskirts.

The state-run National News Agency stated that security forces have obtained information about "Mahmoud Abdul Karim Hmayyed's intention to carry out a suicide operation."

Hmayyed is 21 years old and his mother's name is Nafisa Hmayyed, according to the security memo that was published by NNA.

The agency said that the would-be suicide bomber's target is "civilian or military gatherings."

After posting his picture, the NNA published a request from the authorities calling on "everyone who identifies Hmayyed or knows where he is to quickly inform any security department."

The Lebanese army has been battling the Syria-based Islamist snuffies who are entrenched on the mostly non-existent border between Leb and Syria since several months.

Meanwhile,
...back at the bunker, his Excellency called the chief of staff and complained that the artillery was keeping him awake...
the NNA reported Wednesday that "the army shelled the turbans' positions along the Eastern Mountain Belt as a rocket landed between the towns of al-Fakiha and al-Labweh."

However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
al-Labweh municipal chief Ramez Amhaz denied reports that a rocket had landed between al-Lawbeh and al-Fakiha.
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Syria Kurds Advance, Face 'no Resistance' Near Kobane
[AnNahar] Syrian Kurdish forces made fresh advances Wednesday near the flashpoint town of Kobane, bringing the number of villages they have recaptured from 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 to 50, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), backed by rebel fighters, "are continuing to advance in the countryside of Kobane, facing no resistance from the IS".

Speaking to AFP, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said the YPG's advance over the past week has been "speedy".

"As soon as the YPG enters into a village, the IS withdraws its fighters."

After nearly five months of fighting for Kobane, which is strategically located on the Turkish border, the YPG recaptured the town on January 26.

Battles then broke out for 350 villages surrounding the town.

So far, the Kurds have reclaimed 50 of those villages, according to the Observatory.

"The number of villages reclaimed by the YPG... has risen to 50," the Britannia-based group said.

The YPG's advances come amid fresh US-led coalition air strikes against IS positions around Kobane.

According to the Pentagon, coalition warplanes carried out 11 strikes against IS positions in the area from Tuesday to Wednesday morning.

The Observatory says 10 IS bandidos snuffies have been killed in fighting around Kobane since the Kurds reclaimed the town.
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#1  Kobani 2015

Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 02/05/2015 8:26 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
Jordanian King Personally Participating in Sorties Against ISIS
His security team -- and all the other security teams -- must be having kittens.
Jordan€™s King Abdullah is reportedly personally involved in executing air strikes against Islamic State positions in the aftermath of the terrorist group’s brutal execution of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh.

Shafaqna news and Iraqinews.com claimed to have confirmed with their sources that King Abdullah is personally involved in conducting the air strikes. What remains unclear is whether Abdullah is personally suiting up and flying a plane, or instead commanding units involved in the mission.

“The Jordanian King Abdullah II will participate personally on Thursday in conducting air strikes against the shelters of the terrorist ISIL organization to revenge the execution of the Jordanian pilot [Kasasbeh] by the ISIL,” said the IraqiNews report.

Others on social media have reported similar statements.

Jordanian Author Waleed Abu Nada Tweeted on Wednesday afternoon, “Local reports here in Jordan say that King Abdullah will personally fly and lead the airstrikes against ISIS tomorrow.”

Middle East commentator Joseph Braude wrote on Twitter: “Reports that Jordanian King Abdullah, himself a pilot, will fly sorties on ISIS targets.”

Before assuming the throne, Abullah II was a Major General in charge of Jordanian Special Forces. Abdullah is also certified as a Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot. In 1980, he joined the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the British Army.

Jordanian air strikes on Wednesday neutralized at least 55 Islamic State jihadists, including a top Islamic State commander who was known as the “Prince of Nineveh,” according to reports.
Hupineger Glomomp0036, posting at the same time, added this link and comment:
King Abdullah is, apparently, taking the murder of his pilot personally.

..and we still have this:
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 02/05/2015 09:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10805 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Obama said he will sacrifice his golf glove and play barehanded this weekend.
Posted by: Airandee || 02/05/2015 10:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Old School. And big brass balls. If I were Jordanian, I would be stand pretty damn tall due to my King this day. Think about the positive impact on the morale of the military...
Posted by: Vinegar Clorong1286 || 02/05/2015 11:54 Comments || Top||

#3  He is a true leader and will do what it takes, including putting himself in danger to protect his people.

Obama will just whine more and raise taxes on what he sees as his slaves.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/05/2015 12:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Champ will betray the King. Just like the old Randy Travis balad, 'It's just a matter of time.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/05/2015 13:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Trivia time - last time a western King was on the field of battle (not as an observer visiting the troops)?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/05/2015 13:35 Comments || Top||

#6  My vote Procopius2k is George II, at the age of 60, was the last British sovereign to take such a role, at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743 in Germany, against the French.
Posted by: Bugs White6776 || 02/05/2015 13:48 Comments || Top||

#7  I'd guess that the rules of engagement have been greatly loosened. Think Dresden or Tokyo in WW II.
Posted by: Mr. Frank || 02/05/2015 14:12 Comments || Top||

#8  There were four sovereigns on the field of battle at Leipzig in 1814, Napoleon, Alexander I, Frederick William II, and Francis I.

Albert I personally led the Belgian Army during WWI, including supposedly from the front. Much propaganda was made of it, including the fact that his queen was a front-line nurse and his son and heir was a private in the trenches.
Posted by: Mitch H. || 02/05/2015 14:41 Comments || Top||

#9  QE II drove for, I think, the RAF during WW II as a teenager. She remarked she's the only one of the royals who knows how to change a tire. Her sons and grandsons have been downrange here and there.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/05/2015 15:33 Comments || Top||

#10  All hail the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan!
Posted by: Theting Glasing4448 || 02/05/2015 16:00 Comments || Top||

#11  From HG0036's link:

Obama can’t even call ISIS what they are and King Abdullah is personally bombing them.

First Bibi, now Abdullah.

That may leave a mark.
Posted by: gorb || 02/05/2015 16:25 Comments || Top||

#12  Impressive act of personal courage and commitment, reflecting a sense of honor and anger to the barbarous acts of savages. Champ equivocated and suggested Christians by example have been guilty of the same kinds of barbarous behavior, citing the Inquisition and the Crusades.
Apparently the march of time has no effects on his equivocational standards. Oh, and he had to bring in slavery and Jim Crow laws, to refocus some of the shame on his country. What an absolute POS!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 02/05/2015 18:05 Comments || Top||

#13  If one agrees with Victor Davis Hanson, Mr. Obama may be getting exactly what he wants foreign policy-wise.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/05/2015 18:08 Comments || Top||

#14  Not according to the Royal Hashemite Court
http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleno=27897#.VNQC1T8agUg

Not that the story being untrue diminshes my respect for King Abdullah. Everything I've read so far suggest he is a very good leader and King
Posted by: Chantry || 02/05/2015 19:02 Comments || Top||

#15  He needs to start channeling Vlad the Impaler on any ISIS, then we'll see. Short Vlad tutorial, King Abdullah, this ones for you... hit it boys.

Posted by: Throsh Dark Lord of the Visigoths8964 || 02/05/2015 19:22 Comments || Top||

#16  Maybe we have a two-fer! Have both Bibi and Abdullah address a joint session of congress. That will flatten O's tires on his bicycle.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/05/2015 20:24 Comments || Top||

#17  You'd have to flatten all three, AP.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/05/2015 21:03 Comments || Top||

#18  *oh snap*
Posted by: Frank G || 02/05/2015 21:17 Comments || Top||

#19  It's good to be the king...
Posted by: badanov || 02/05/2015 22:06 Comments || Top||

#20  And it's Mullah R. for the win! :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 02/05/2015 22:12 Comments || Top||

#21  IIRC Egypt's own Hosni Mubarak was Egyptian Air Force, a flyboy as was Cao Ky of the former Republic of South Vietnam.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/05/2015 22:17 Comments || Top||

#22  flatten all three

When Rantburgers, cold as an icicle,
Jeer Zero and leer at his bicycle,
They should grade on a curve
And affirm Preezy's nerve:
Full credit for trying a tricycle!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 02/05/2015 23:07 Comments || Top||

#23  :o)
Posted by: badanov || 02/05/2015 23:44 Comments || Top||


Islamic State reinforces security in areas of control
[ARA] 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) announced the deployment of police patrols, known as "al-Hisba", in the town of Margada, south of the city of Hasakah in northeastern Syria, in an attempt to administer the security zone and implement rules and regulations issued by the group in the area, locals reported on Wednesday.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ahmed Husseini said that the IS bandidos hard boyz deployed patrols to apply more restrictions on residents of the area, forcing shops to close at prayer times, banning smoking, and controlling the permissible dress of women.

"Al-Hisba group is entrusted with the educational control as well," he said.

"The IS group also announced the development of its own curriculum to be taught in the town's schools," Husseini added, pointing out that the radical group has selected competent teachers and specialists to teach the new curriculum in Margada as well as other Syrian areas under the group's control.

Additionally, the IS group started preparing legislative courses for those who would like to teach at the Islamic State's schools. The new curriculum will include subjects such as the Arabic language, Sharia, science, history, physics and geography.

Notably, the Islamic State announced in January, 2014, the formation of security units (al-Hisaba) in the al-Hol sub-district, in the eastern countryside of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, to administer the region's security and its military as well as public institutions.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Additionally, the IS group started preparing legislative courses for those who would like to teach at the Islamic State's schools run for US elected offices on the "D" and "R-lite" sides.

fify
Posted by: Hupineger Glomomp0036 || 02/05/2015 8:40 Comments || Top||



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