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Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church
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Afghanistan
Taliban sniper killed in armed forces operation in Kapisa province
[KhaamaPress] A Taliban
...Arabic for students...
sniper was killed during an operation of the Afghan armed forces in north-eastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Taliban sniper was killed in Afghania Valley located in Nejrab district of Kapisa.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted last week with the support of the artillery unit and air forces.

The anti-government armed turbans including Taliban have not commented regarding the killing of the group’s sniper so far.

Kapisa is among the relatively volatile provinces in north-eastern parts of Afghanistan. Talibs are active in some of the remote districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


17 Taliban militants killed in Uruzgan, Ghazni, and Nangarhar airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] At least 17 Talibs were killed during the Arclight airstrikes which were conducted in southern Uruzgan, south-eastern Ghazni, and eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

According to informed military sources, at least 12 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters were killed during the airstrikes conducted in Tarin Kot city, the bucolic provincial capital of Uruzgan province.

The sources further added that a similar airstrike was carried out in Andar district of Ghazni province leaving one Taliban fighter dead.

At least 4 Taliban fighters were killed during separate airstrieks conducted in Khogyani and Achin districts of Nangarhar province.

The sources also confirmed that 13 Taliban fighters were killed in the airstrikes conducted in Abe Kamari district of north-western Badghis province.

The anti-government armed turbans including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan Special Forces destroy multiple weapons during an operation in Wardak
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces of the Afghan military have destroyed multiple weapons during a raid which was conducted in Wardak province.

Informed military source said Monday that the raid was conducted on Monday in Sayyidabad district.

"Multiple weapons were captured and destroyed during an Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) raid in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, April 28, 2019," the sources said.

The anti-government armed forces of Evil including Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
have not commented regarding the Arclight airstrike so far.

Maidan Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of Afghanistan. Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan Special Forces destroy dozens of heavy machine guns, rockets, IEDs in Uruzgan
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces have destroyed dozens of heavy machine guns, rockets, Improvise Explosive Devices, and other explosives during an operation in southern Uruzgan province.

Informed military sources said Monday that the weapons and explosives were destroyed in Tarin Kot city, the quiet provincial capital of Uruzgan province.

"Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan province and destroyed a large IED and weapons cache which included 16 pressure plate IEDs, 2 boom jackets, 12 rockets with boosters and 161 DShk machine guns," the sources added.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters including Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
have not commented regarding the Arclight airstrike so far.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan. Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province including Tainkot and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:


ISIS explosives experts among 10 killed, wounded as IED goes off prematurely in Kunar
[KhaamaPress] At least ten ISIS Khurasan bully boyz were killed or maimed in a premature kaboom triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the incident took place on Saturday in Pech Dara district.

The statement further added that ISIS bully boyz were planting an improvised bomb when the incident took place, leaving at least 7 bully boyz dead and 3 others maimed.

According to 201st Silab Corps, two explosives experts of the group were also among those killed in the kaboom.

The anti-government armed bully boyz including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS bully boyz frequently use improvised bombs as weapons of their choice to target the security forces but in majority of such attacks ordinary civilians are targeted.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Another satisfied customer of Haliburton's Bomb Kits for Little Martyrs (TM)
Posted by: Flusosing Darling of the Antelope7237 || 04/30/2019 11:32 Comments || Top||


Afghan Special Forces arrest prominent Taliban spy in Kabul
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces of the Afghan National Police have incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
a prominent Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
spy in Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

The ministry of interior further added that the Taliban spy identified as Qudratullah was arrested in Company area of Kabul city on Sunday evening.

Qudratullah was collecting and sharing information regarding supply convoys which were travelling on Kabul-Maidan Wardak highway besides planning and coordinating terrorist attacks, the ministry of interior said.

The anti-government armed Lions of Islam including Taliban have not commented regarding the arrest of the group’s spy so far. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have stepped up operations to suppress the activities of the anti-government armed elements who are trying to stage attacks in key provinces and cities of the country as part of their spring offensive.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban leaders suffer heavy casualties in Afghan, coalition airstrikes in Badghis
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs have suffered heavy casualties in the Arclight airstrikes of the Afghan and coalition forces in north-western Badghis province of the country.

The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said Coalition Forces and Afghan Air Force conducted multiple airstrikes in support of ground forces in Aab Kamari district, Badghis province, in which 19 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bad boyz were potted and 4 were maimed.

The statement further added some of the big shots of the group including Mawlawee Besmellah, Shadow district governor of the Taliban in Aab Kamari, Abdulhanan, a Taliban tactical commander for Aab Kamari, Mawlawee Abdulrahimdad, and Taliban chief for religious matters in the district were among those killed.

The other Taliban commanders killed in the airstrikes have been identified as Ghulam Hazrat, a Taliban local commander, Mullah Najeeb, a Taliban group leader, Mullah Hazeez, Zikrullah, Mohammad Naser, Mahmood, Ezatullah, Abdulsamad, Mawlawee Sidiq, Khan Mohammad, Abdul Aziz, Muhsen, Zainuddin, Abdul Basir, Khudadad, Barakatullah.

Also, in those airstrikes, 4 Taliban including, Habibullah, Haleem, Basir and Abdul Rafi were maimed, the 207th Zafar Corps added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church
[DW] A group of attackers fired at Christian worshippers in Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
as the victims were leaving a church service, eyewitnesses have said. Several people have reportedly been killed, including the protestant pastor.


An attack on a church in Burkina Faso killed five people on Sunday, local media reported. At least two other people were missing, according to a security source cited by the AFP news agency.

The pastor of the church was also killed in the raid, which targeted the Protestant congregation in the small northern town of Silgadji, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) away from the capital Ouagadougou.

"The attackers were on cycle of violences," a witness told AFP. "They had gun sex before aiming at the members of the congregation."

The attack happened in early afternoon, "just as the faithful were leaving the church at the end of the service," the witness added.

Over one half of Burkina Faso residents are Moslem, but Christians, most of them Catholics, make up some 30 percent of the population. The West African state has been struggling with jihadist violence since 2015.

Jihadist groups regularly target Christian and moderate Moslem holy mans in the north of the country. Several hundred people have bit the dust in the violence. A Catholic priest was killed in February in a raid attributed to jihadist groups, and a group of button men kidnapped another priest in the north in March.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:


Five Nigerian Soldiers Dead in Boko Haram Battle
[AnNahar] At least five Nigerian soldiers were killed and some 30 are missing three days after 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...
jihadis overran an army base, security sources said on Monday.

Gunmen 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....
West Africa Province (ISWAP), the IS-linked faction of Boko Haram, attacked the base in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state on Friday.

"We have recovered five bodies of soldiers who paid the supreme price fighting the terrorists," a military officer told AFP, giving the first reports of casualty numbers.

"Search and rescue teams are still looking for around 30 more soldiers who have gone missing since the attack," the officer added.

ISWAP fighters on Friday launched an assault on the base at Mararrabar Kimba, 135 kilometres (85 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri.

The fighters, reportedly driving over a dozen pickup trucks with heavy machine guns welded onto the back, were accompanied by three armoured personnel carriers and flanked by a fleet of button men firing from cycle of violences.

Some soldiers scattered into the bush to escape.

A second officer confirmed the toll of five dead.

"There are high hopes the missing soldiers will be found -- or will find their way back," he added. "We are not thinking of the worst scenario."

There was no immediate official response from the army.

The decade-long jihadist conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and forced millions from their homes.

The violence has spread to neighbouring Niger, Chad 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...
, prompting a regional military coalition against the jihadists.

In recent weeks, coalition forces involving Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon have been pounding bad boy hideouts in the Lake Chad areas with Arclight airstrikes, as well as launching ground assaults.

The ISWAP faction split from the main Boko Haram group in 2016, but there are reports the two groups might be merging back together.
Goody.
Nigerian army chief Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai last week warned of an ISWAP-Boko Haram alliance to carve out a jihadist enclave stretching from Nigeria's northeast into the wider Lake Chad region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Alleged spy tied to Jamal Khashoggi killing found dead in prison
More on this story from yesterday.
[NYPOST] An alleged spy from the United Arab Emirates under investigation for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was found dead in his Ottoman Turkish prison cell, according to a report on Monday.
"journalist"
Prison wardens found the man, identified as Zaki Y.M. Hassan, hanged inside his solitary cell in Istanbul’s Silivri prison and launched an investigation into his death, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Ottoman Turkish prosecutors.

Ottoman Turkish state media said Hassan died by suicide.

Authorities in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
were investigating Hassan and another man in connection with Khashoggi’s killing last October at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n operatives.

The two men arrived in Turkey after Khashoggi’s Oct. 2 killing and were detained on April 15.

They confessed to spying for the United Arab Emirates.

Ottoman Turkish state media said the two were collecting information about Arab nationals living in Turkey and were trying to recruit people for a surveillance network.

Prosecutors in Turkey offered no details about Hassan, his age, or his nationality.

They didn’t identify the second suspected spy.
The Times of Israel adds:
The Kan public broadcaster named the man as Zaki Hasan and published a photo of what it said was his passport, which gave his place of birth as Ramallah.
An image of Mr. Hasan’s passport can be seen at the link, giving his birthdate as 15-06-1963, the date of issuance as 25-11-2018, and his profession as retired.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  Ramallah, huh? UAE is using Paleos now?
Posted by: Frank G || 04/30/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Everybody uses Palestinians. They tend to be well educated, and so many of them fled the Palestinian territories sometime in the past three generations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
#ISIS claims 1st attack in #Bangladesh since Mar. 2017, detonating #IED on police in the capital #Dhaka
[TWITTER]
Two Suspected Islamist Extremists Killed in Bangladesh Raid

[AnNahar] Bangladesh security forces raided a suspected Islamist murderous Moslem hideout in Dhaka on Monday killing at least two bad boys, police said.

Police commandos were met with gunfire on arriving at a house in the capital's Bosila neighbourhood after midnight on Monday, Lieutenant Colonel Ashique Billah told AFP.

This was followed by an kaboom which demolished the walls of the house, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) commander added.

"Our bomb disposal unit found the body parts of two forces of Evil in the house. The kaboom was so powerful that it tore apart the bodies and shook the whole area," he said.

Four other people were detained including a caretaker and imam from a nearby mosque, the officer added.

Bangladesh launched a crackdown on Islamist extremism after attacks in July 2016, when Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
-inspired forces of Evil stormed a Dhaka cafe killing 22 people, including 18 foreigners.

Security forces have since staged nationwide raids in which it says nearly 100 members of two murderous Moslem Islamist groups have been killed. Hundreds of suspects have been detained.

The South Asian nation has boosted security since the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, which were carried out by jihadists affiliated to the Islamic State group that killed 253.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
Germany: Afghan asylum-seeker stands trial for grisly murder
[DW] An Afghan asylum-seeker is accused of slitting an 85-year-old retiree's throat while he slept. Prosecutors have called the German man's daughter a key witness in the case.

  • The asylum-seeker is accused of slitting the pensioner's throat.

  • The Afghan worked as a helper for the 85-year-old man.

  • The pensioner's daughter, who works at a refugee integration center, is a key witness. She helped the defendant get the job.

  • Prosecutors have ruled out a political or religious motive
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


French police arrest four suspected terrorists over 'extremely violent' plot against security forces ahead of May Day yellow vest protests
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Three adult men and teenager arrested in France on suspicion of plotting attack

  • Teen was serving probation for trying to travel to Syria when he was re-arrested

  • Adults also have criminal histories but they are not directly related to terrorism

  • Men had acquired weapons for an 'extremely violent attack', sources said
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Home Front: WoT
Feds thwart a 'mass casualties' terror plot in California by Army vet who converted to Islam and wanted retribution for the New Zealand
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] A Reseda man planned to detonate improvised bombs at several Southern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, locations to cause "mass casualties" in a terror plot thwarted by law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday.

Mark Steven Domingo, 26, an Army veteran, was placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
Friday night after he took delivery of what he thought was a live bomb from an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a bomb-maker, officials said.
Another jihadi idiot whose bestest BFF is a government informant...
He was charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists.

According to a federal affidavit, "after considering various attacks ‐ including targeting Jews, churches, and coppers ‐ Domingo decided to detonate an IED at a rally scheduled to take place in Long Beach this past weekend. As part of the plot, Domingo asked his confederate ‐ who actually was cooperating with the FBI as part of the investigation ‐ to find a bomb-maker, and Domingo last week purchased several hundred nails to be used as shrapnel inside the IED.

"Domingo said he specifically bought three-inch nails because they would be long enough to penetrate the human body and puncture internal organs," the affidavit states.
I'm thinking of a creative punishment....
John C. Demers, the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department national security division, said Domingo wanted to use improvised bombs that "would make the bombs even more deadly to the victims he targeted."

"His arrest today mitigates the threat he posed to others in the Los Angeles community," Demers said.

Prosecutors said Domingo sought retribution for the attacks on New Zealand mosques and said he was willing to become a martyr.

"There must be retribution," he said in an online post, according to the federal criminal complaint. He also allegedly expressed allegiance to 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....
"America needs another vegas event ...[to] give them a taste of the terror they gladly spread all over the world," Domingo allegedly wrote in reference to the massacre at the Route 91 concert in October 2017.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Watching the broadcast network news reports, two words were never mentioned: Islam and Muslim.
Posted by: Harcourt Thud3180 || 04/30/2019 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course they don't mention it. Ruins their narrative.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/30/2019 9:14 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm thinking of a creative punishment...
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/30/2019 19:03 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Indian police raid houses in southern state week after Sri Lanka bombings
[DAWN] Indian police said on Sunday they raided the houses of three suspects in connection with a case concerning 15 people who left India to join the hard boy 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) group, a week after bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it carried out searches at three houses in the southern state of Kerala, located near the tip of the Indian peninsula.

The coordinated suicide kabooms by turbans at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday sent shockwaves through the Indian Ocean island state that had enjoyed relative peace since a civil war ended a decade ago.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Iraq forces clash with locals in Makhmour injuring one
[Rudaw] Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) opened fire on residents in the northern town of Makhmour on Sunday night, injuring one person and arresting others after a quarrel over a car that was parked in the street.

"Iraqi forces quarreled with some Kurdish youth in Makhmour downtown last night at 10:30 over refusing to remove a car they had stopped in the street. The forces had then opened fire on some people, injuring one person and arresting 10-15 others over the incident," Ahmad Haider, the director of police in Makhmour, told Rudaw.

"The fire continued for a long time, but the police in Makhmour have now brought the situation under control and the situation has now gone back to normal," he added.

Fear and anxiety spread among local residents following the incident, an eyewitness told Rudaw English on Monday.

Iraqi forces incited the youth who were hanging out in town at the time, the source claimed, and publicly beat the people they had incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
. ISF then took the detained to its local headquarters.

Following the incident, Iraqi forces conducted a stop-and-search operation and asked shop keepers to close, the eyewitness added.

The forces, according to the source, brought in nearly 10 Humvees and four pickup trucks and fired heavy machine guns, PK machine guns, and AK-47s for nearly 10 minutes after their row with locals. No military presence was seen in the town on Monday morning.

Makhmour is a disputed area claimed both by Erbil and Baghdad. Peshmerga forces withdrew from the town following a federal takeover in October 2017.

Some Makhmour residents have complained of a militarization of the town by the ISF. At different times there have been curfews in the town. The town is strategically located about halfway between djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and Hawija with the latter being a known destination 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....
(ISIS) remnants.

Top Peshmerga commanders are concerned of a security vacuum and activity by ISIS remnants in the buffer zone between Kurdish and Iraqi forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hezbollah Terror Tunnels Discovered in Israel
International peacekeepers stationed in Lebanon have confirmed Israeli intelligence showing the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah has been operating several tunnels along Israel's northern border, a tactic used by this group to conduct terrorist raids.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, has confirmed the existence of at least five separate tunnels running between Lebanese and Israeli territory.

These types of underground bunkers have been used by Hamas and other terrorist groups to transport weapons and militants into Israeli territory in order to conduct attacks and kidnappings. Hezbollah, with Tehran's backing, has also adopted this technique in a bid to cause further chaos on Israel's northern border.

Israeli military officials forwarded to UNIFIL information on at least six separate tunnels, five of which the international group has been able to independently confirm.

"Following independent technical investigations undertaken in accordance with its mandate, UNIFIL had already confirmed that two of the tunnels cross the Blue Line, in violation of the UN Security Council resolution 1701," UNIFIL said in a statement.
Posted by: Spot || 04/30/2019 08:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Israeli hikers come under fire in West Bank; soldiers shoot suspected gunman
[IsraelTimes] IDF says soldiers heard gunshots while guarding tour bus near Mevo Dotan settlement, open fire at two suspects, injuring one.

Israeli troops shot up a pair of Paleostinian men suspected of shooting at a group of hikers in the northern West Bank on Monday, the military said.

One of the suspects was maimed. No Israelis were maimed in the exchange.


The second suspect expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, and Israeli troops launched a manhunt to find him, according to a statement sent to residents of a nearby settlement.

The man later turned himself, the army said.

According to the message sent to residents of the Mevo Dotan settlement, the shots were fired at a group of hikers near the Tel Dotan archaeological site, west of the Paleostinian village of Qabatiya.

The Israel Defense Forces said the troops, who were guarding the tour group, "saw two suspects shoot at them. They returned fire at the suspects. One of them was injured and taken to the hospital for medial treatment."

The extent of the Paleostinian’s injuries was not immediately known.

The second suspect expeditiously departed at a goodly pace. Paleostinian media reported that Israeli security forces established checkpoints and increased patrols throughout the northern West Bank following the exchange.

Several hours later, the man surrendered himself for arrest.

"Following searches by IDF troops in the region, the suspect turned himself in to security forces. He is now being handed over [to the Shin Bet security service] for interrogation," the army said in a statement.
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Rocket fired from #Gaza exploded in sea off Israel's southern coast
[TWITTER]
Congratulations on hitting something, guys, even if it isn’t the country you were aiming for.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Sri Lanka
Day 10: Sri Lanka Suspends Police Chief over Easter Attacks, Over 150 Arrested
Yesterday’s report can be seen here.
[AnNahar] Sri Lanka's president suspended the chief of police on Monday and appointed a new defence secretary in a shake-up of the shell-shocked country's security services following the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

Intelligence warnings from abroad alerting to possible attacks by Islamist bandidos turbans were ignored ahead of the multiple bombings of churches and upscale hotels on April 21 that killed 253 people and injured nearly 500.

Chief of police Pujith Jayasundara had refused to quit to clear the way for a shake-up of the 85,000-strong force, prompting President Maithripala Sirisena to suspend him on Monday.

Senior Deputy Inspector-General Chandana Wickramaratne was appointed acting police chief in his place, Sirisena's office said in a statement.

Separately Sirisena appointed on Monday a former head of the army, Shantha Kottegoda, as the country's top defence official.

His predecessor at the ministry of defence and law and order, Hemasiri Fernando, stepped down on Thursday in the wake of the attacks, which were claimed by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

General Kottegoda, 69, was forced to retire as head of the army in December 2005, by then-president Mahinda Rajapakse.

Sirisena said an intelligence agency from a neighbouring country had provided precise details of the impending attack 17 days in advance, but local authorities had failed to take counter measures. Official sources said the president was referring to information provided by India's Research and Analysis Wing which apparently gleaned details of the Easter attacks from a jihadist suspect in Indian custody.

Security forces searched a Moslem burial ground in Colombo Monday following information that explosives had been hidden there, but the troops did not find any, officials said.

However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
cordon and search searches were carried out across the country and 13 foreign nationals overstaying their visas were jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
, police said.

It was not clear if the foreigners -- 10 Nigerians and one each from India, Iran and Thailand -- were linked to religious bandidos turbans or the Easter attacks.

Over 150 people have been arrested since April 21 and more than 15 people killed in raids.
The Times of Israel adds:
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in an interview with The News Agency that Dare Not be Named, acknowledged that authorities wanted to investigate the role of foreign money in the Easter attacks, saying in particular that money from Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
had been going to religious organizations.

"Saudi Arabia or the Middle East has been the source of many of those funds and some of it has gone into these extreme organizations," Wickremesinghe told the AP on Thursday. "These are what we are investigating."

The Saudi government did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

Strategy Page: Background to Sri Lanka's Easter Terror Atrocities
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Russian jets rain airstrikes on jihadist forces in southern Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] For the fourth day in a row, the Russian Air Force has unleashed a plethora of Arclight airstrikes over the northwestern region of Syria.

According to a military source in nearby Hama, the Russian Air Force heavily targeted the jihadist-held town of Tramla in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.

The Russian Air Force would also target a number of sites belonging to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
along the Hama-Idlib axis, the source would add.

These airstrikes by the Russian Air Force come just hours after the jihadist rebels launched a hit-and-run attack against the Syrian Arab ARmy (SAA) troops in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

As a result of this attack on the al-Athar Checkpoint near the town of Qal’at al-Madiq, more than ten Syrian Arab Army soldiers were killed and several more maimed.

The Russian Air Force has launched more airstrikes in April than all of the previous months of this year combined.

The reason for this exponential increase in airstrikes is due to the large expansion of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in several areas across northwestern Syria.

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Ill-advised jihadist surprise attack in western Aleppo ends in failure
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reported on Sunday that an attempted ambush by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
in the western part of Aleppo city had failed after a short battle.

According to the Syrian military, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham managed to infiltrate their positions near the Family House in western Aleppo, killing a few soldiers in the process.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the attack would later turn sour for Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham as the Syrian Army killed several jihadists and forced them to retreat back towards their lines in western Aleppo.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham has been carrying out several of these attacks as of late, prompting the Syrian military to increase their security around the western perimeter of Aleppo city.

Despite the increased security, the Syrian Arab Army has still found themselves as the recipients of a number of ambushes by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in the western part of Aleppo.

Eventually, the Syrian military will have to launch a new operation to clear western Aleppo as the situation continues to get worse each week.

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ISIS executes 8 Syrian soldiers after ambush in eastern Homs
[ALMASDARNEWS] More than 10 Syrian Arab Army soldiers were killed recently after the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) carried out a powerful ambush in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.

According to reports from eastern Syria, the Islamic State laid the ambush against the Syrian Arab Army troops near the desert town of al-Sukhnah.

In addition to killing several soldiers near the town of al-Sukhnah, the Islamic State also captured eight military personnel alive.

The Islamic State would later execute the Syrian Army soldiers, posting images of their forces of Evil killing the military personnel in an undisclosed location in the Badiya al-Sham region.

The Islamic State has been wreaking havoc on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the eastern countryside of Homs recently, killing over 40 soldiers in the last ten days alone.

In order to counter these Islamic State ambushes, the Syrian Arab Army has sent reinforcements to the Homs and Deir Ezzor governorates; however, they have yet to deter the forces of Evil from carrying out these attacks.

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