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Taliban commander's dead body set on fire in Herat province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The dead body of a senior Taliban capo was set on fire by unknown armed individuals in western 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...
province of Afghanistan.

According to local government officials the incident took place in Shindand district on Friday morning.

Shindand district administrative chief Engineer Farahmurz said the Taliban leader was identified as Mullah Nooruddin whose dead body was set on fire by unknown gunnies.

Eng. Farahmurz further added that Mullah Noorudin was injured following a shootout with the Afghan cops and departed this vale of tears after he was taken to Pakistain for treatment.

He said the dead body of Mullah Noorudin was taken to Shindand district for burial when unknown armed individuals set his dead body on fire.

It is yet not clear who was involved behind the act but Shindand district chief said an investigation has been launched in this regard.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336071 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  IIUC, cremating a Muslim is about as insulting as feeding the corpse to pigs.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 11:14 Comments || Top||

#2  More background on the significance of native Afghans burning a Taliban corpse, from the Google-digitized book "With the Afghans" Claude Field, 1908.
what is deemed among Mahommedans the greatest reproach, that of being the "sons of burnt fathers", i.e, of unbelievers

pp 40-41:
On Peshawar:
Midway between the city and the cantonment is the jail behind, [above] whose walls rises the black cross-beam of the gallows, visible from the road. "Ghazi outrages," cases of murder of English officers by religious fanatics, though not so frequent as formerly, are by no means extinct. These "ghazis" are among young talibs (students) from the hills who have had their imagination inflamed by some mullah with visions of paradise and its houris. In 1896 a young officer was just putting his horse into the train at the station when he was stabbed in the back by a "ghazi" and killed. The man afterwards stated that it was in revenge for one of his relatives who had been killed by the English in a frontier expedition. In 1897 a clerk in the Deputy Commissioner's office was shot in broad daylight as he was driving through the main bazaar of the city by a "ghazi," who mistook him for the Deputy Commissioner himself. The murderer escaped through a thick crowd and was never captured. On the frontier executions take place quickly after conviction. Sometimes the bodies of "ghazis" have been burnt, as Muhammadans believe that no one who has not been buried with the due rites can enter Paradise. Cremation, therefore, deprives the "ghazi" of the honours of martyrdom.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 12:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Perhaps it's time to start making napalm again, and offering it as a special weapon, and token of respect, to the Jordanian air force.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 12:19 Comments || Top||

#4  I am thinking Napalm should be one of those LOL Bar Trigger Words.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/07/2015 14:29 Comments || Top||

#5  As far as making it I can whip you some right up here in the sink. I will need a gallon of Dawn and a quart of Tupelo honey to start, and some Everclear this is a stressful endeavor.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/07/2015 14:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Love Potion No. 10
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 15:44 Comments || Top||

#7  No Virgins for Noruddin!!
Posted by: Harry Sproing6080 || 02/07/2015 16:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Ahmed! I said to grill the wittness. You misunderstood what I meant...
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/07/2015 17:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Another gem from "With the Afghans, p. 54, a story
told of the Zaka Kheyl tribe of Afridis, that they were once visited by a certain "pir" or holy man who reproached them with their ignorance and backwardness in not possessing any saint's shrine. The remedy was obvious. The holy man was forthwith dispatched, and a shrine built over him, at which to this day the tribe pay devotions.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 18:22 Comments || Top||

#10  "pay devotions" = outhouse
Posted by: Frank G || 02/07/2015 20:43 Comments || Top||

Prominent Taliban leader among 7 killed in Faryab clash
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven Taliban bandidos bully boys including the group's prominent leader were killed following a shootout in northern Faryab province earlier today.

According to local security officials festivities between the Afghan cops and the Taliban bandidos bully boys broke out around 9:00 am local time in Khwajah Sabz Posh highway.

Provincial police chief Gen. Mohammad Naeem said a prominent Taliban leader Qari Jamal was among seven killed during the shootout with the Afghan cops.

Naeem further added that ten Taliban bandidos bully boys were also injured who were taken away by the snuffies but the dead bodies of the bandidos bully boys were left in the area.

He said the incident took place in Dasht-e-Faizabad area of Sherin Tagab district where two members of the Afghan cops were also injured.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336066 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Somali official survives bomb attack
Mogadishu, Somalia --One person has been killed and several others wounded in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, officials said Wednesday Garowe Online reports. The bomb which was concealed in a vehicle owned by a government official was detonated by remote control in Karan district. The official escaped unharmed; however, the blast killed a nearby pedestrian.

Ahmed Hassan, the district's commissioner told reporters the blast harmed only civilians, with authorities launched investigations to apprehend the culprits behind the attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which carries the hallmarks of Al-Shabab which is fighting the Somali government and the African Union forces in Somalia.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336066 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
AQIM claims killing of senior MNLA member
[MAGHAREBIA] Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) grabbed credit for the killing of a senior member of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA).

In a statement sent to Alakhbar on Thursday (February 5th), the group said that Baye Ag Hamdi was assassinated for collaborating with French forces in northern Mali.

Ag Hamdi was killed on January 26th in an area west of Tessalit.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336066 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Algeria sentences man for 'Black Decade' murders
[MAGHAREBIA] The criminal court in Algiers on Thursday (February 5th) issued a life sentence for a terrorist involved in killings that date back two decades, APS reported.

Kachniti Redouane was found guilty of taking part in assaults against troops and civilians between 1995 and 2004. He was arrested in November 2004 in the Bab Ezzouar suburb of Algiers.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336077 views] Top|| File under:

Libya Dawn men and supplies captured in Tajoura
[Libya Herald] Gunmen in Tajoura have detained a contingent of fighters from 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...
, along with the weapons, armoured vehicles and ammunition they were carrying, all of which was said to be destined to support the western front of Libya Dawn's armed conflicts.

The event, reported by local media, was supposedly in retaliation for the capture of a number of young men from Tajoura last week. They were reportedly seized by Libya Dawn forces and imprisoned in Misrata.

For its part, Libya Dawn accuses Tajoura residents of supporting Operation Dignity and Khalifa Hafter. They in turn state they want a legitimate police force and army and areported saying they will release the Libya Dawn men and supplies only when their "sons" are released from the Misrata prison.

Libya Dawn forces are now reported on social media to have threatened to retaliate for the Tajoura abductions by attacking the Al-Rabha camp of the 101 Battalion of the Libyan Army. They also reported saying they will try to capture all Operation Dignity supporters.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336064 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Benghazi suicide car bomber kills 3, wounds 20
[Libya Herald] Three people were killed and 20 injured ‐ all civilians ‐ when a jacket wallah blew himself and his car up near an army checkpoint next to Benghazi's Leithi district this morning. According to to Fadel Al-Hassi, head of the Special Forces Investigation Department, the bomber who also died was seen driving at speed towards the checkpoint and managed to detonate his explosives when shot by soldiers.

Initially it was reported that no one had been killed in the blast.

The incident took place on the highway near the Hijaz Street overhead bridge.

LNA and Operation Dignity forces have been carrying out an intensive onslaught in Leithi, the main Benghazi stronghold of Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
and its allies. The use of suicide bombers indicates a growing desperation on the latter's part.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336067 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia

Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram Launches Its First-Ever Attack on Niger
[NEWS.VICE] The Nigerian Lion of Islam group 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...
launched its first-ever assault on Niger Friday, attacking the town of Bosso, located just across the border from the northeast region of Nigeria mostly controlled by the Islamist Lion of Islams.

Niger troops and Chadian warplanes fought off the turbans who, according to the BBC, launched their attack "early in the morning, with heavy weapons." Rooters has reported that at least five Niger troops were maimed in the attack.

The incursion came a day after a French army front man confirmed French troops were stationed in the nearby city of Diffa -- situated less than 10 miles west of Bossa in Niger -- as part of an initiative to support Chad and Niger's armies.

This week, Chadian troops entered Nigeria to try and break Boko Haram's grip on the border town of Gamboru. This coming Monday, Niger's parliament was scheduled to vote on whether or not to send its own troops to Nigeria to help combat the Lion of Islams. Speaking to VICE News on Friday, a Niger government front man said he hoped "parliament would approve the deployment of troops....It's a question of national security for us."
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336078 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Boko Haram Rampage In Cameroon
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Yemen rebels dissolve parliament, assume power
Another success story for Champ...
[DAWN] Yemen's dominant Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
movement on Friday dissolved parliament and said a new interim assembly would be formed, a move that could ease a power struggle that forced the president to step down last month.

The new assembly will elect a five-member interim presidential council to manage the country's affairs in a transitional period of up to two years, according to a televised statement.

Some politicians attended the announcement which took place at the Presidential Palace. Former interior and defence ministers were also there, indicating that the announcement has the blessing of some other political factions.

Yemen has been in political limbo since President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the government of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah resigned after the Houthis seized the presidential palace and confined the head of state to his residence in a struggle to tighten control.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336084 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  That explains the lye shortage.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/07/2015 14:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Ooh, ooh, a coup!!! Always love a good coup. Obama sold out Yemen to Iran. Who's next?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/07/2015 17:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Shipman..you beat me to the idea... Only i was thinking hydrochloric acid was missing. Strong acid or base will both do a good job. The residue is different.
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/07/2015 17:21 Comments || Top||

3 Jamaat-Shibir men killed in 'gunfights'
[Dhaka Tribune] An activist of the Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
and two leaders of its student affiliate Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
were killed in separate incidents of "shootouts" with the police in Jessore, Rajshahi and Comilla yesterday.

Shahbuddin Mufid, 22, information secretary of Shibir's Rajshahi University unit, was killed when Shibir men launched a crude kaboom on a
police patrol car, the police claimed. Two Shibir leaders sustained bullet injuries and a police constable also sustained injuries allegedly during in the incident.

The incident took place in the early hours at Katakhali Shamsadipur in Rajshahi city's Motihar. The injured were taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for treatment.

The dear departed ‐ Shahbuddin ‐ was a fourth year honours student at Rajshahi University's crops science and technology department. The injured Shibir leaders are ‐ Habibur Rahman, president of Shibir's Hobibur Rahman Hall, and Binodpur's Shibir leader Mofizur Rahman.

Rajshahi Detective Branch's Assistant Commissioner Iftekhayer Alam told news hounds that during a drive to nab anarchists, some Shibir men launched a crude kaboom on a police patrol team near the graveyard in Shamsadipur.

A constable ‐ Mahbub ‐ sustained injuries in the attack. Police retaliated with bullets that injured three Shibir men. Doctors declared Shahbuddhin dead after the bullet-hit men were taken to the RMCH.

...back at the argument, Livia had made her point with her knee to Jane's stomach...
a press statement signed by Shibir's city unit Publication Secretary Asaduzzaman claimed that the three Shibir men were returning from a wedding on a cycle of violence at around 9pm on Thursday, when they were tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by the police. Later police shot Shahbuddin to death following torture and also injured the other two, the statement claimed.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336076 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

Arson on bus kills 5 despite police escort
[Dhaka Tribune] At least five people, including three children, were burned to death in a petrol kaboom on a bus in Gaibandha in the country's northern Rangpur division.

Our Gaibandha correspondent said the Dhaka-bound bus, which came under attack around 11pm, was under police escort when it was hit by arsonists.

The incident took place an hour after the Awami League Central Working Committee meeting ended, which decided to get tough against the BNP-Jamaat alliance's ongoing blockade programme.

The Napu Paribahan bus had left Gaibandha Bus Terminal in a motorcade under police escort when it was Molotov cocktailed in front of the Rural Electrification Board office in the Tulshighat area of Gaibandha Sadar.

Thirty passengers sustained burn injuries in the arson attack late yesterday.

Nineteen survivors of the attack were sent to Gaibandha Sadar Hospital and eleven were referred to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

Sadar cop shoppe Officer-in-Charge Raziur Rahman confirmed the details of the attack to the Dhaka Tribune.

The OC said the arsonists rapidly dispersed and expeditiously departed at a goodly pace after attacking the bus.

This is the second attack of the day in Gaibandha.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336075 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

Home Front: WoT
Egyptian jailed in US over Africa embassy bombings
[Al Ahram] An Egyptian man was sentenced to 25 years in a US prison Friday for conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa, which left 224 people dead.

Adel Abdel Bary -- who was extradited to the United States from Britannia in 2012 -- pleaded guilty last September on three counts of working for Al-Qaeda and Egyptian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
In 1997 and 1998, Bary headed up the London cell of Egyptian Islamic Jihad -- then led by Ayman al-Zawahiri
... Formerly second in command of al-Qaeda, now the head cheese, occasionally described as the real brains of the outfit. Formerly the Mister Big of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Bumped off Abdullah Azzam with a car boom in the course of one of their little disputes. Is thought to have composed bin Laden's fatwa entitled World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders. Currently residing in the North Wazoo area. That is not a horn growing from the middle of his forehead, but a prayer bump, attesting to how devout he is...
, who is now head of Al-Qaeda -- and the two groups essentially merged.

Bary passed to journalists Al-Qaeda's claim of responsibility for the bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which left more than 5,000 others maimed.

He also passed on threats of future Al-Qaeda attacks that were sent from London to media organizations in La Belle France, Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
and the United Arab Emirates the day after the embassy bombings.

The August 7, 1998 boom-mobileing of the US embassy in Nairobi killed 213 people and maimed another 5,000.

A near simultaneous truck bomb outside the US mission in Tanzania killed 11 people and maimed 70 more.

Federal judge Lewis Kaplan told Bary that the sentence would allow him to return to his family and live out the remainder of his life in freedom, a privilege not extended to his victims.

Bary has already spent 16 years in British and US custody.

"I would like to say I feel sorry for all the victims," he told the judge, speaking through a translator.

"If I could just do something to bring the victims back, I would," he added.

Bary's son, former London rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, is now believed to have joined hard boyz fighting in Syria.

By pleading guilty, Bary avoided spending the rest of his life behind bars.

His alleged co-conspirator -- Saudi exile Khalid al-Fawwaz, the purported chief of the London Al-Qaeda cell -- is currently on trial in New York.

A third co-conspirator, Libyan defendant Abu Anas al-Libi, died in jug last month from natural causes.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336078 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

Minnesota teen charged with lying to federal agents over suspicious trip to Turkey
[JPOST] an airplane bound for Turkey last year has been charged with repeatedly lying to federal agents investigating the recruitment of young US residents to join Islamist krazed killer groups, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Hamza Ahmed, 19, and three other young Minnesota men took a bus to New York from Minneapolis where authorities stopped them from leaving on international flights on Nov. 9, FBI Special Agent Daniel Higgins said in court papers.

The charge of making false statements against Ahmed, a Minneapolis resident, was unsealed on Thursday.

Ahmed and a man identified by the initials M.F. in a criminal complaint had tickets on the same flight to Istanbul, Turkey, which has been used as a gateway to Syria for people who have fought for 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....
, the agent said.

Ahmed was removed from the flight and interviewed in New York and later in Minnesota, telling agents he was traveling by himself, did not know the other men and had planned to stay by himself in Madrid for four days, the complaint said.

Agents found his itinerary would have allowed Ahmed one full day in Madrid, and video footage showed that he and M.F. went to a Minnesota bus station together and interacted extensively before their bus trip to New York, according to the complaint.

Ahmed and M.F. purchased bus tickets within 25 minutes of each other, likely using the same computer, the agent said. All four men were aged 19 or 20, authorities said.

Ahmed also denied knowing another man who authorities believe traveled to Syria in 2014, but agents found they had exchanged extensive messages on Twitter, the complaint said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336067 views] Top|| File under:

Over 10,000 arrested as National Action Plan against terror continues
[DAWN] OPERATIONS: Security agencies conducted 9,413 operations in Punjab, 1,577 in Sindh, 2,724 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 39 in Balochistan, 336 in Islamabad, 720 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 21 in Gilgit-Baltiststan (GB) and 56 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

ARRESTS: 1,934 suspects have been arrested from Punjab, 1,533 from Sindh, 6,038 from KP, 460 from Balochistan, 505 from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), seven from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 10 from GB and 129 from FATA.

LOUDSPEAKER MISUSE: A total of 2,035 people were arrested for misuse of loudspeakers, including 1,806 in Punjab, 169 in KP, one in Balochistan and 59 in ICT.

HATE SPEECH: 540 cases have been registered for spreading hate speech and material, including 455 in Punjab, 34 in KP, four in Balochistan, 46 in AJK and one in GB. Law enforcement agencies also arrested 405 people and sealed 41 shops on same charges.

AFGHAN REFUGEES: 3,416 Afghan Refugees have been deported including 2,844 from KP, 195 from Balochistan, one in Islamabad and 376 from FATA.

MONEY TRANSFER: The Federal Investigation Agency has registered 18 cases for money transfer through Hawala Hundi, arrested 24 people and recovered Rs 71.5 million. Three cases have also been registered for suspicious transactions and as many people were also arrested. The agency also registered five money laundering cases and registered as many people on the charges.

SIM VERIFICATION: In total, 25.5 million cellular phone SIMs have been verified including 8,747,777 of Telenor, 7,055,753 of Mobilink, 4,186,141 of Zong, 3,544,538 of Ufone and 2,005,789 of Warid.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336064 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

IED blast outside Peshawar college
[DAWN] PESHAWAR: An improvised bomb (IED) planted outside a private college here in Hayatabad went off in the small hours of Thursday, partially damaging its main gate.

Local police said that unknown gunnies had planted the kaboom outside the gate of ICMS in Hayatabad Phase-V, which went off with a bang after midnight. The blast caused unrest among the people in the posh locality. It caused damage to the college's main gate and windowpanes, but no one was injured in the blast.

The kaboom was so severe that its sound was heard in far away areas. The police have registered an FIR against unknown gunnies in Hayatabad cop shoppe under the Anti-Terrorism Act. An official of the local cop shoppe said that investigation was underway, but it seemed to be an extortion-related case.

He said that unknown people had been demanding extortion from the owner of the college, but statements in this regard were yet to be recorded. Another official referring to opinion of the bomb disposal unit said that the explosives weighed about two kilogrammes. He said that a search operation had been started in the area and several suspects were rounded up for interrogation in this connection.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336077 views] Top|| File under:

Man accused of murdering 22 people killed
[Gulf News] 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...
: Police fatally shot a man, who was incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
on Thursday and confessed to killing 22 people, in a bid to foil his escape from custody on Friday.

The accused, Ubaidur Rehman, was killed in Altaf Nagar of Orangi Town in a shoot-out, in which a police official also sustained injuries.

The arrest was declared by Tahir Naveed, deputy inspector general (DIG) of western Karachi. Investigators told media that the accused had confessed to killing 22 men, including eight police officials and four doctors.

Police sources said that the Sherlocks were taking Rehman to identify his other accomplices when he allegedly tried to snatch the gun from a police official and was shot.

The DIG had also accused the man of his involvement in sectarian killings in the city and the suspect had confessed to murdering a political activist.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336065 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi

#1  "Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister.."
Posted by: Frank G || 02/07/2015 9:57 Comments || Top||

Two Baghdad suicide bombers kill at least 23
Two bombings have killed at least 23 people and left 60 more wounded in Baghdad.

In the first incident Saturday, a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a restaurant in the Shi'ite neighbourhood of Jididah, killing at least 11 people and injuring 30 more. In the second incident, a suicide bomber detonated his suicide vest in a busy commercial street in Al-Shurjah, killing 12 and wounding another 30.

Saturday's attacks occur in Baghdad as the nightly curfew was set to end at midnight. Lifting the curfew would be a major change to a longstanding policy meant to curb violence in the capital.

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the move earlier in the week, a decision his spokesman said was taken so there would "be normal life as much as possible, despite the existence of a state of war".
Posted by: ryuge || 02/07/2015 05:34 || Comments || Link || [336065 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow that really showed those people in a street and people in a restaurant.

Can muzzies only fight people who are not going to shoot back?

They seem the most hapless fighters in the world, what holds them back apart from the koran?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/07/2015 13:07 Comments || Top||

Jordan warplanes strike terrorist group
Amman -- Jordan said its warplanes launched dozens of new strikes on Thursday against the terrorist group, after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of a pilot captured in Syria.
No word on whether the King led the flight...
Jordan’s military said “dozens of jet fighters” struck militant targets on Thursday morning, “hitting training camps of the terrorist groups as well as weapons and ammunition warehouses”. It did not say where the targets were located -- the terrorist group holds swathes of Syria and Iraq -- but said they were destroyed and the aircraft returned home safely.

American F-16 and F-22 jets provided security to the Jordanian fighter planes, with additional support from refuelling tankers and surveillance aircraft, US officials said.
The F-22 is in the fight? Interesting...
Washington has also deployed aircraft and troops to northern Iraq to boost capabilities to rescue downed pilots fighting with the international coalition that is battling the terrorist group, a US defence official told AFP.

Jordan’s military has pledged to “destroy this terrorist group and kill the evil in its own place”, saying it would punish the terrorist group for the “heinous act” of burning him alive.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336065 views] Top|| File under:

Majority of first-time Israeli voters are leaning to the right
[Ynet] Some 67% of first-time voters define themselves as either right-wing or center-right, with 17.6% of them backing Likud and only 9.3% saying they would vote for Zionist Camp.
So much for the overwhelming effectiveness of President Obama's expensive lefty advisory group. One would feel for them, if only... no never mind. One is absolutely satisfied anticipating the mortifying outcome for those Progressive whiz kids and the foolish Labourites who believed in them. The election will be on March 17th. More at the link.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336067 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They named their coalition Zionist Camp?
Posted by: tfsm || 02/07/2015 13:53 Comments || Top||

#2  They should call themselves Grossinger's instead? It has no ring, no carry, Zionist Camp is mensch branding.
Trust me on this.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/07/2015 14:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Zionist Camp is mensch branding

You mean like Jeb Bush calling himself "conservative?"

Posted by: Pappy || 02/07/2015 14:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Sounds like Obama's plan to unseat Bibi are not working. LOL!
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/07/2015 15:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Go Bibi Go!!!
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/07/2015 17:06 Comments || Top||

Thousands rally in Jordan urging punishment of IS
[Al Ahram] Thousands marched in Jordan's capital Friday demanding retribution for the burning alive of a fighter pilot 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, as Amman intensified its fight against the jihadists.

Jordan said dozens of its jet fighters struck IS on Thursday, and had widened their campaign from Syria to include targets in neighbouring Iraq.

Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh told CNN the operation was "the beginning of our retaliation over this horrific and brutal murder of our brave young pilot."

Earlier this week, IS released a video of the gruesome killing of airman Muath al-Kassasbeh, whose death has sparked grief and deep anger in Jordan.

In Amman crowds of people waved Jordanian flags and pictures of Kassasbeh.

"We are all Maaz... We are all Jordan," they chanted, some holding placards aloft that read: "Yes to punishment. Yes to the eradication of terrorism."

Holding a portrait of the pilot with the words "Maaz the martyr of righteousness", Jordan's Queen Rania joined the marchers after weekly prayers at the Al-Husseini mosque.

Demonstrator Yussef al-Soud told AFP: "We are here to express our anger. We are all soldiers... ready to avenge the pilot."

The queen, who did not address the rally, had called in November for redoubled efforts in the anti-IS offensive, which she said was a "fight for the Middle East and Islam".
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336073 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Reports say 2,000, which strikes me as a pretty small rally.
Posted by: phil_b || 02/07/2015 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Reports say 2,000, which strikes me as a pretty small rally.

Palestinians would like to rally for ISIS, but...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/07/2015 6:48 Comments || Top||

#3  When other nominal Muslims out there start routinely cremating IS supporters as soon as they're captured, the tide will have been turned. Perhaps other responses will have a similar significance.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 12:43 Comments || Top||

#4  More chest-thumping.

ISIS has logistics and training facilities, and not all of them are in Turkey. When those are destroyed, we'll know something's happening.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/07/2015 13:14 Comments || Top||

Kurds seize dozens of villages from Daesh
Syrian Kurdish fighters have seized dozens of villages from Daesh group militants around the town of Kobani on the Turkish border, expanding their control in the area, a monitor said Friday. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had captured 101 villages around Kobani since seizing it from Daesh on January 26 after four months of fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

“They now control territory ranging from 15 to 25 kilometres from Kobani to the east, west and south,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

The small town became a key battleground, with Daesh poised at one point to overrun it and cement its grip on a large stretch of territory along the border.

Since January 26, YPG forces have advanced steadily in the surrounding countryside, recapturing dozens of villages, some no larger than a few dozen homes. In some villages, they have met little resistance, with Daesh fighters withdrawing as they advance. But in other places there have been clashes, with the Observatory saying at least 13 Daesh fighters were killed in a YPG ambush Friday.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336065 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Think what they could do if adequately supported.
Posted by: OldSpook || 02/07/2015 2:29 Comments || Top||

#2  OS, that's why Obama isn't supporting them.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/07/2015 12:14 Comments || Top||

#3  That's right Rambler! Champ's ultimate solution for the region rests with Iran, not the Kurds. It would appear the deal has already been cut.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/07/2015 12:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Champ's 'ultimate solution' is the dissolution of the sovereignty of the USA. Iran is only a tool. Cut deals can be amended. Sovereignty, once lost, is very hard to regain. Go ask the native Americans about this.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 12:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Champ's ultimate

Champ being Valjar.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/07/2015 12:56 Comments || Top||

Kurdish forces captured dozens of Baath members in northern Syria
[ARA] Hasakah, Syria ــ The People's Protection Units (YPG) tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
dozens of members of the Arab Socialist Baath Party in Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) in Hasakah province, in northeastern Syria, locals reported on Thursday.

Speaking to ARA News in Sere Kaniye, civil rights activist Aziz Khalil said that the YPG carried out a campaign of mass arrests in the ranks of the members of the Arab Socialist Baath Party in the city and a number of its surrounding villages.

"The YPG forces arrested Saeed Attiya, the former head of the Baath branch during the bloody events of Qamishli (Qamishlo) in 2004 (where nearly 40 Kurdish men were killed by the pro-regime security forces)," Khalil added.

Khalil said that Saeed Attiya was accused of supervising the looting operations, which affected tens of Kurdish shops in the city of Sere Kaniye, in addition to supervising the torture process carried out against the Kurdish detainees in the state security branch of the city.

Local activists told ARA News that the arrest campaign also included other areas in the countryside of Sere Kaniye, as well as other areas in the province of Hasakah, arguing that the arrests came on the heels of the repercussions of the recent festivities between the YPG forces and the pro-regime militias in the city of Hasakah, during which dozens fell between dead and maimed from both sides, including civilians.

Noteworthy, Qamishli events in 2004 came after three children were killed in the stadium of the city, during a soccer match between the teams of al-Jihad from Qamishli and the Futuwa from Deir ez-Zor, to develop into festivities between the Kurdish protesters and the pro-regime forces in all the cities of Hasakah province.

Additionally, the anti-regime Kurdish uprising spread to the cities of Kobane and Afrin, as well as the Kurdish neighborhoods in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo. At least 40 Kurds were reported dead, 500 injured and tens of thousands were imprisoned, while many Kurdish shops were looted in the cities of Hasakah and Sere Kaniye.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wish the Kurds all the best in this endeavor
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/07/2015 17:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Big Red? Execute them
Posted by: Frank G || 02/07/2015 20:39 Comments || Top||

Hasakah: Kurdish forces and Syrian army push ISIS back
[ARA] Hasakah, Syria ‐ The Syrian regime's military forces ‐backed by the Maghawir Militia‐ reported advances in the eastern and southeastern areas of the Hasakah countryside, in northeastern Syria, exploiting popular discontent of villages on 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....

Following Maghawir Militia's advancement during the recent operations in Hasakah earlier this week, dozens of Arab youth from the Sharabiya joined the militia's ranks to fight against the IS, a local source told ARA News.

The source pointed out that the prohibitive laws and restrictions of the IS group on the region's youth were in the interest of the pro-Assad militias, pointing out that the regime regained control of large parts of the Hasakah countryside, including the villages of Bab al-Khair and Sabaa Skor ‐adjacent to the town of Melabiya (12 km south of Hasakah), which is held by the IS group for nearly a year.

In the meantime, the Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) seized the Assyrian village of Tel Hormuz on the western bank of the Khabur River after the IS expulsion from the area, a member of the YPG Media Center told ARA News on Thursday.

The source added that warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition targeted strongholds of IS near Mount Abdul Aziz in the Hasakah suburbs.

On the other hand, local residents from the town of Tel Brak (40 km eastern Hasakah) reported that forces of the YPG and the Syrian troops have brought heavy weapons to the town's suburbs.

"The YPG and other forces are preparing a military operation against the IS-held town of Tel Brak. Pro-regime forces bombed northern parts of the town on Thursday evening, which caused a large displacement among civilians as well as a state of alert in the ranks of IS murderous Moslems," an eyewitness told ARA News under the condition of anonymity.

In a related development, the Syrian regime forces renewed Wednesday their shelling on the town of Tel Hamis in the southern countryside of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, in conjunction with festivities between the regime's forces and the IS hardline group in Hasakah's countryside.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336066 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Terror Networks
IS claims US female hostage killed in coalition strike in Syria
[DAWN] 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 claimed on Friday that a female American hostage had been killed in an air strike in Syria by the US-led coalition.

In a statement posted on jihadist websites, IS said the woman was buried beneath the rubble after a raid by a Jordanian warplane in Raqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the hard boy group.

"The plane from the crusader coalition bombed a position outside the city of Raqa after Friday prayers," it said.

"No fighter was maimed but we can confirm that an American hostage was killed in the strikes."

The statement did not show any pictures of a body and there was no independent confirmation of her reported death. US officials declined to comment.

"I cannot confirm those reports in any way. I'm not going into specifics of Americans held overseas," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

IS jihadists have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, ruling with a brutal version of Islamic law.

The group has murdered both locals and foreigners, including two US journalists, an American aid worker, two British aid workers, two Japanese hostages and a Jordanian pilot.
Posted by: Fred || 02/07/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336076 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Kayla was sudden murdered by terrorists when the Obama Regime went very public with their sordid publicity stunt announcement that they were now going all out to rescue her.
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 02/07/2015 1:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Why would ISIS, who makes videos of burning people alive, lie about something like this, Ebbomosh Hupemp2664?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/07/2015 6:43 Comments || Top||

#3  To drive a wedge between Jordan and the US.
Posted by: chris || 02/07/2015 8:28 Comments || Top||

#4  "No fighter was maimed but we can confirm that an American hostage was killed in the strikes."

funny, that
Posted by: Frank G || 02/07/2015 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Reports from IS are not to be believed, this applies to IS even more than it does to the MSM. IS is very good at deception. The quality of IS propaganda is truly superb.
IS hostages are as good as dead, just judging from what has happened so far. Funny how that hasn't sunk in yet.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 12:29 Comments || Top||

#6  imho, "ISIS" members cannot restrain themselves from almost immediate satisfaction of their bloodlust.

Therefore, any hostages must be, albeit painfully, written off and responses made accordingly.
Posted by: Hupineger Glomomp0038 || 02/07/2015 13:02 Comments || Top||

#7  She was likely raped and murdered within hours of being captured.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/07/2015 13:15 Comments || Top||

#8  and not necessarily in that order
Posted by: Frank G || 02/07/2015 13:35 Comments || Top||

#9  I call bullshit.

No fighter maimed, so she was just sitting alone in a building, nobody around for 50 yards?

There doesn't seem to be proof a death, which would be further effective as a wedge, perhaps with a kitten kennel next to her body.

I think they are trying to pull a card out of their sleeve. Besides, they aren't playing freeze tag - captives are as good as dead with the ISJV.

Drop a bomb on my ass, kill my guards, don't let them use my corpse for their pleasures.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/07/2015 14:17 Comments || Top||

#10  US female hostage had been sentenced to death a long time ago link
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/07/2015 15:52 Comments || Top||

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