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Africa North
Libya Coast Guard rescues 158 illegal migrants
[Libya Observer] Libyan Coast Guard rescued 158 illegal migrants colonists in two separate operations off the western coast on Sunday, the Libyan Navy reported.

In the first operation, a patrol boat found 73 migrants colonists (40 men, 25 women and 8 children) and recovered bodies of a woman and a kid after their rubber boat capsized 14 miles north of Qarabulli town, east of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Around 25 migrants colonists are still missing. The migrants colonists on board the rubber boat were from Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire.

In the second rescue operation, the Coast Guard rescued 85 migrant including 75 men, 5 women and 5 children after the motor of their boat broke down off Khoms city.

The migrants colonists were from Sudan, Chad, Bangladesh, Egypt, Niger, Somalia, 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...
, and Libya.

A new wave of migrants colonists heading to EU shores is expected to emerge due to the current fighting in southern Tripoli, coupled with suitable summer conditions.
Posted by: Fred || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Gunmen attack Fuqahaa town in Libya, no casualties reported
[Libya Observer] An official source in al-Jufra reported that a group of button men had attacked a checkpoint in Fuqahaa town on Monday dawn, causing no casualties.

The source added that the button men are linked to the gang that attacked and killed Commercial Bank representatives in al-Jadeed area in Sabha, few days ago.

The source indicated that the military governor appointed by Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
called for ignoring news about the identity of the attackers and threatened to jail those who post news otherwise, saying all fingers must be pointed at ISIS.

Central and southern Libya areas, including Fuqahaa town, have seen over the last months attacks by ISIS bandidos forces of Evil on police and military positions, the most recent of which was an attack on a checkpoint of an oil field near Zallah.


Posted by: Fred || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram Attacks Military Bases in Nigeria, Steal Arms
[AnNahar] 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...
jihadists have carried out multiple attacks on military bases in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
's Borno state, overrunning three of them and stealing weapons, security sources said Monday.

Fighters believed to be 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, stormed four bases from Friday through Sunday in the latest spate of attacks targeting the army, sources from the military and militia said.

There were no immediate details on casualties.

In the latest incident, on Sunday, the gunnies made a failed attempt
Curses! Foiled again!
to seize a base in the town of Dikwa following a predawn attack.

"The snuffies attacked troops in Dikwa around 4:00 am (0300 GMT) but the attack was repelled without casualty on our side," a military officer, who did not want to be identified, told AFP.

The fighters came in 13 trucks fitted with heavy machine guns, said a second officer, who gave a similar account.

Dikwa which lies 90 kilometers (56 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri, is home to more than 70,000 displaced people who live in several camps where they rely on food and humanitarian assistance from aid agencies.

Late on Saturday, the jihadists blasted into a base in the town of Marte, 40 kilometres away, pushing troops out after a prolonged shootout, the two military sources said.

The faceless myrmidons ransacked the base, carting away weapons abandoned by fleeing soldiers and setting fire to it. The soldiers withdrew to Dikwa.

As they retreated towards Lake Chad, the Islamist fighters sacked another base in Kirenowa village, 30 kilometres from Marte.

- SOLDIERS EVACUATED -
"The soldiers in Kirenowa have been evacuated to Dikwa after the attack by the terrorists", the first officer said.

The jihadists were believed to have launched the attacks from their Lake Chad enclave where the Nigerian military has intensified aerial attacks on ISWAP camps.

Troops in a base in Dalwa village, 16 kilometres outside Maiduguri, were dislodged after a six-hour battle with ISWAP fighters which continued into Sunday, said the military sources and an anti-jihadist militia.

The fighting forced Marte residents to flee into Maiduguri, arriving in trucks on Sunday, according to residents of the city.

However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
troops returned to the town late Sunday with reinforcement from Maiduguri, the sources said.

ISWAP has since July last year targeted dozens of military bases in attacks that have left scores of soldiers dead.

Boko Haram's decade-long insurgency has killed 27,000 people and displaced about two million in Nigeria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Houthi forces unleash big missile attack on Saudi Coalition bases in southern Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] The 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 ...
forces unleashed a powerful missile attack against the Saudi Coalition troops inside of Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
this evening.

According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired several missiles on the Saudi Coalition bases in southern Yemen.

Among the Saudi Coalition bases targeted by the Houthi forces was the al-Hadabeh Camp, which was reportedly struck by a Badr-F ballistic missile.

In addition to hitting Saudi Coalition bases, the Houthi forces also targeted the Yemeni National Army’s military festival that was held at the Ras Abbas Camp in Aden city.

Prior to these heavy attacks on southern Yemen, the Houthi forces fired several ballistic missiles towards the Saudi Coalition’s positions inside the Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
Province of southern 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...
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Posted by: Fred || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
Iraqi forces thwart car bomb attack in Gogjali, militant arrested
Nineveh (IraqiNews) Iraqi security forces announced, on Monday, foiling a booby-trapped vehicle attack and arresting a murderous Moslem in Gogjali area, east of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
In a press statement, the Media Cell said that the security forces apprehended a suspect, after a partial kaboom in a pick-up vehicle, in front of his house in Gogjali area in the city of Mosul.

The suspect claimed to have bought the vehicle recently, while a number of improvised bombs were found in the vehicle’s back, the statement added.

The statement also revealed that the incident did not cause any human losses, while pointed out that investigations are ongoing to discover the circumstances of the incident.

Meanwhile,
...back at the bunker, his Excellency called a hurried meeting of his closest advisors. It was to be his last. They discussed the officers's efficiency rating system...
Head of the Security Committee in the Nineveh Provincial Council, Mohammed Ibrahim, announced that security forces managed to thwart the car kaboom in Gogjali area of ​​Kokli.

Ibrahim said in a press statement that forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Paramilitary militia) managed to dismantle a boom-mobile in Gogjali area, without causing any significant losses.

The security forces placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
the suspect, who had the boom-mobile at his house, he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:


Coalition airstrikes bomb IS hideouts, kill militants in Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews) Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced, on Monday, that the US-led coalition warplanes killed IS Death Eaters and destroyed a number of hideouts by two air strikes, in Anbar Province.

The Ministry said in a press statement, "The army’s Chief of Staff instructed to chase terrorist gangs, lift war debris and help displaced families to return to their areas. Thus, based on these instructions, coalition warplanes carried out two air strikes on Anbar, destructing a tunnel belongs to the IS, and killing a number of bully boys."

Security forces from army and police found a number of bodies, weapons and ammunition, as well as destroying a vehicle and hideouts, the statement added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi court hands down death penalty to two Frenchmen
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi court has sentenced two more Frenchies to death for belonging 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, the latest in a series of verdicts against Frenchies who fought for the terrorist group.

Bilel Kabaoui, 32, and Mourad Delhomme, 41, joined nine other French citizens and a Tunisian national, who were handed down death penalty
in Iraq after trials over the past week.

All of them were jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
by the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria and handed over to Iraqi authorities in February.

They all have 30 days to appeal the sentences.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi intelligence apprehend 3 Islamic State terrorists at refugee camp
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi military intelligence forces tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on Monday three 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....
faceless myrmidons at al-Salamiya refugee camp in Mosul city.

The Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate, in a press statement, said that two of the arrestees have fought against security forces during the military operation to liberate Sinjar district in Mosul from IS terrorists.

"The third one was in charge of the Islamic State’s so-called Zakat Diwan," the statement read, adding that the trio were wanted by the Iraqi judiciary on terror charges.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish troops penetrate 30 Km into Iraqi territory
(IraqiNews) A Peshmerga Commander said, on Monday, that Ottoman Turkish troops had penetrated 30 kilometers into the Iraqi territory, while indicated that seven areas in northern Iraq witnessed Ottoman Turkish air raids and ground operations.

Al-Araby newspaper quoted Lt. Col. Dilshad Zebari as saying that the areas of Sidkan, Souran, Khawakurk, Benkurd, Qandil mountain, in addition to the outskirts of Emadiyah and Zakho have witnessed several Ottoman Turkish air and ground operations.

Also, occasional artillery shelling was carried out on these areas, he added. Ground Ottoman Turkish troops penetrated 30 kilometers into the Iraqi territory and launched offensives against prominent members of the PKK.

Furthermore, Zebari explained that the areas that witnessed Ottoman Turkish operations does not have any Peshmerga or Asayish members. The operations involved a number of helicopters and fighter jets, and are accompanied by artillery shelling, he mentioned.

These operations are one of the largest Ottoman Turkish operations in northern Iraq since the winter of 2018, Zebari said. So far, the process is clean, because it did not cause any civilian deaths, despite the existence of material losses.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Militant Attack Kills Two Police, One Soldier In Lebanon's Tripoli
[Jpost] A bully boy attacked a patrol of Leb's Internal Security Forces (ISF) in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
on Monday night, killing two coppers and one army soldier, state news agency NNA said.

Two security sources told Rooters the police and army have the shooter encircled in a building after he threw a bomb at security forces in a government building and fired at a patrol.

One of the sources said the gunman had been in jail before on charges of belonging 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....
The Lebanese military confirmed the attack and the death of the soldier, and said the attacker also fired at the security forces center.

Lebanese authorities say they have foiled numerous attacks in recent years, including some tied to the conflict across the border in Syria. From 2013 to 2016, bandidos forces of Evil struck parts of Leb repeatedly with kabooms, but officials have since said that security has improved.


Posted by: trailing wife || 06/04/2019 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army storms jihadist mountain fortress in northeast Latakia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack on the strategic mountaintop town of Kabani this morning, targeting the southern defenses of this jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia.

Backed by heavy Arclight airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division stormed the southeastern axis of Kabani in a bid to break through the defensive lines of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP).

According to a military source, this attack on Kabani is meant to test the defenses of the jihadist forces and seek to gain a new launching point for their future offensive on the town.
Posted by: Fred || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Car bombing rocks rebel-held town in northern Aleppo, 14 killed
[ALMASDARNEWS] At least 14 people died and 28 were maimed on Sunday as a result of a boom-mobile kaboom in Syria’s northwestern city of Azaz, a local source told the Sputnik News Agency.

"According to preliminary information, 14 people have died and 28 were maimed [in the kaboom]," the source said.

According to the source, the kaboom took place in the centre of the city. He added that the place was crowded and the corpse count may rise.

In April, at least nine people were killed in a mine kaboom and the detonation of two boom-mobiles in Raqqa, according to the Hawar agency, citing a source in a city hospital.
Posted by: Fred || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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Tue 2019-06-04
  Sri Lanka Muslim ministers resign en masse over Easter bombings
Mon 2019-06-03
  Houthi rebels launch a drone attack on a military parade for Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Aden
Sun 2019-06-02
  Al-Quds rally rejects ‘deal of the century’
Sat 2019-06-01
  Islamic Jihad chief says Gaza groups can fire 1,000 rockets a day at Israel
Fri 2019-05-31
  COAS endorses death sentence for retired brigadier, a civilian for 'espionage, leaking information'
Thu 2019-05-30
  IDF Destroying Hezbollah's Last, Largest Cross-Border Attack Tunnel
Wed 2019-05-29
  22 Released from 'Islamic State Kidnapping' in DR Congo
Tue 2019-05-28
  IS claims responsibility for a Bangladesh explosion
Mon 2019-05-27
  Gunmen raid Burkina Faso church, kill four
Sun 2019-05-26
  Sri Lanka Troops Launch Major Hunt for Islamists Linked to Suicide Attacks
Sat 2019-05-25
  3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers
Fri 2019-05-24
  Emir of Al-Qaeda allied Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, Zakir Musa, has been officially killed
Thu 2019-05-23
  Algeria Army Chief Says Has ‘No Political’ Ambition
Wed 2019-05-22
   'American Taliban' released
Tue 2019-05-21
  8-10 Somali Teens Armed With Hammers Attack Bystanders at East Bank Rail Station in MN

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