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German-Jewish teen found raped, murdered; Turkish refugee suspect arrested, Iraqi refugee suspect fled to Iraq
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Afghanistan
Attacks claim eight lives in Afghanistan

[DAWN] A kaboom at a voter registration centre in northern Afghanistan killed at least two people and maimed two others, officials said on Wednesday, the latest attack on a process already marred by violence.

The bomb was placed in a school used as a voter registration centre in Pul-e-Kho­mri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, provincial front man Mahmood Haqmal told AFP. "One po­­lice and one employee of the election commission were killed and two police have been maimed," he said.

No one grabbed credit for the attack but the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and the so-called 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 in Afg­h­a­­nistan have vowed to disrupt the parliamentary and district council elections scheduled for October 20. Wedn­es­day’s attack is the latest assault on a voter registration centre aimed at deterring people from signing up for the long-delayed polls.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Iran frees four sailors held by Somali pirates during complex intel operation
[PRESSTV] Iran's intelligence forces have rescued four Iranian sailors from the captivity of pirates in Somalia following a complicated operation.

The sailors Masoud Balouchi, Ahmad Balouchi, Adam Balouchi and Shir-Mohammad Tabezar, kidnapped three years ago in international waters near Somalia, were welcomed by Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi in Tehran Thursday.

Alavi noted that the Intelligence Ministry put the release of the sailors on its agenda upon an order by President Hassan Rouhani who met the sailors' families during his visit to the southeastern city of Chabahar.

The intelligence operation for the release of the sailors was highly challenging as the sailors were not held by a government or an official organization, Alavi pointed out.

The operation was conducted in close collaboration with the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the minister said.

Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Africa North
Africom conducts airstrike northwest of Libya, civilian casualties reported
[Libya Observer] U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said it conducted on Wednesday "a precision Arclight airstrike" near Bani Walid town killing four "ISIS krazed killers."

It said in a statement "we assess no non-combatants were killed in this strike," adding that the airstrike was coordinated with "the Libyan Government of National Accord."

Meanwhile,
...back at the saw mill, Scarface Al had tied Little Nell to the log and was about to turn on the buzz saw...
a source from Bani Walid confirmed to The Libya Observer that three civilians and one ISIS runaway - all from Bani Walid - were killed in the airstrike.

The source identified the ISIS runaway, who was fighting in Sirte, as Abdul-Ati Eshtewi and the three civilians as his relatives.

"Eshtewi and his three relatives haven’t seen each other for long time, so Eshtewi contacted them using Thuraya phone to have Ramadan Iftar with them in Eshmikh, some 35 km south of Bani Walid town." The source said.

The three civilians were identified as Matouq Milad, Mohammed Abu Sittah and Salim Daroue.
Lie down with dogs, get buried with fleas.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Obviously Eshtewi's cellie signal got thru.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2018 0:32 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Yemeni forces take out mercenaries of Saudi Arabia: Yemeni media
[PRESSTV] Yemeni forces have killed a number of mercenaries fighting on behalf of 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...
in Yemen’s west, Yemeni media report.

A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told Ansarullah news portal that Yemeni forces destroyed an armored vehicle with a guided missile in al-Fazza area, south of Yemen’s western province of al-Hudaydah, on Thursday. The report added that the vehicle belonged to the UAE ‐ a member of the Saudi-led coalition waging war on 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...
‐ and that all passengers were killed in the attack.

Saudi troops and their mercenaries are currently pushing to seize the Yemeni port of Hudaydah, through which the bulk of international humanitarian aid enters war-torn Yemen.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
German-Jewish teen found raped, murdered; Turkish refugee suspect arrested, Iraqi refugee suspect fled to Iraq
[IsraelTimes] The Jewish community of Mainz reacted with shock and grief Thursday after a 14-year-old girl was found dead, as police launched a manhunt for an Iraqi refugee suspected of killing her.

The girl, identified as Susanna F., was found Wednesday on the outskirts of the western German city of Wiesbaden. She had been missing since May 22.

Prosecutors said Thursday that two men — a 20-year-old Iraqi and a 35-year-old Turkish citizen, both of whom lived at homes for asylum-seekers in the city — are suspected of raping and killing the girl on the evening she went missing. They believe the two then buried her body.

Police say the Iraqi suspect, whom they identified as Ali Basar, appears to have left abruptly with his family last week, flying to Erbil, Iraq, via Istanbul. He was a suspect in a string of previous offenses in the area, including a robbery at knifepoint.

He is believed to have arrived in Germany in October 2015, at the height of the migrant influx to Germany, and was appealing the rejection of his asylum application.

The Turkish suspect, who wasn’t previously known to police, was arrested Wednesday evening.

Police said a 13-year-old refugee boy went to a police station in Wiesbaden on Sunday and told officers the girl had been raped and killed, and named the Iraqi as a possible perpetrator.

Previous killings by asylum-seekers in Germany have fanned tensions over the influx of more than a million migrants in 2015 and 2016, an issue that helped the far-right Alternative for Germany enter the German parliament last year.

The surge of migrants also sparked a rash of attacks on asylum-seekers’ homes, which has since tapered off.

In one case, two men were convicted Thursday in the southwestern city of Landau of setting fire to a home being built for asylum-seekers in the nearby town of Herxheim in 2015. They both received probation.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6631 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Update: The suspect who is allegedly a 35 y/o Turkish citizen has been released from custody.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/08/2018 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Next: Berlin bombed by Allied Forces in reprisal for acts of war by German Muslims. Reward posted for Merkle Dead or Alive.
Posted by: Thor Sholuse3760 || 06/08/2018 19:51 Comments || Top||

#3  How 'bout dem Austrians?
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2018 22:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
IED blast targeting police van on patrol kills 3 in Lower Dir
[DAWN] An kaboom targeting a police van on patrol in Lower Dir on Thursday claimed the lives of a station house officer (SHO), the vehicle's driver, and a passerby, police said.

Police official Nosher Khan said the blast also maimed some passers-by.

The blast, which took place in the Maidan Circle area near Sara Panra, was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

It appeared to have targeted a Zimdara Police Station van, which was on patrol at the time, Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Rehmatullah said.

Zimdara SHO Bakht Munir Khan and his driver Irfan were killed, the DSP said, while one FC official identified as Hazrat ─ a gunner to the SHO ─ was injured.

The maimed official was taken to nearby Lal Qilla Hospital, the DSP added.

A search operation in the area is ongoing.

Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Iraqi troops destroy 10 hotbeds for Islamic State in Iraq’s Samarra
Salahuddin (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Iraqi troops raided on Thursday several sites of 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....
Death Eater group in Samarra city, Salahuddin.

"A force from Samarra Operations Command launched a military operation in al-Zawraa area, west of Samarra, managing to destroy 10 hotbeds of Islamic State and detonating five explosive charges," front man for the Iraqi Security Media Council Brig. Gen. Yehia Rassol told Alghad Press website.

"The troops also tossed in the clink
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
two other suspects in al-Abbassiyah district in Samarra," Rassol pointed out.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Bed & Breakfast places next?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2018 8:28 Comments || Top||


Six prominent Syrian, Egyptian Islamic State members arrested, northwest of Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Six prominent 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....
members, including three Arab females, have been tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
, Nineveh police command said on Thursday.

"Three female Egyptian and Syrian Islamic State members were arrested as they were trying to escape through the borders with Syria," Salam al-Okaidi, officer from the police command, told the semi-official al-Sabah newspaper.

The arrests, according to Okaidi, "were carried out by the joint troops, which were highly deployed along the borders, west of Nineveh, after information showed they were going to escape toward the border crossing, northwest of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
The female Death Eaters "are prominent ones at the so-called Hisbah (vigilantism). They had death sentences issued against them over killing girls in Mosul, while the group was in control of the city."

Meanwhile,
...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter wished he had a cup of coffee. Even instant would do...
Cap. Ahmed al-Obeidi, spokesperson for Nineveh police command, "information by the intelligence department helped security troops to arrest two prominent Islamic State members including Anan al-Hafez, Syrian expert in wireless devices and internet networks, and another holy warrior Ali al-Geheish. They were hiding together in al-Ayadhiya region in Tal Afar town, northwest of Mosul."
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Diyala bad dudes: Al Q turban finally sentenced for 2007-8 miscreancies, ISIS turbans attacked village after arrests


Three death sentences issued against terrorist for targeting security troops in Diyala

Basra (IraqiNews.com) Basra Criminal Court has issued three death sentences against a terrorist involved in exploding bombs targeting security services in Diyala, the media office at Basra Federal Appeals Court.

In a statement, the office said, “the Criminal Court in Basra issued a verdict that sentences a suspect to death in accordance with the counter-terrorism law for the year 2005.”

The verdict, according to the statement, “was issued against as he took part, along other suspects, in 2007 in planting bombs and exploding them against military vehicle for the Iraqi army in al-Abbara region in Diyala province.”

Another sentence was issued against the same suspect “for taking part, along others, in placing and exploding bombs that targeted police patrol in 2008 in al-Qubba region in Abbara.” The third sentence was issued “for taking part in shooting a citizen causing his immediate death in 2008.”

The suspect, according to the statement, “belonged to Al-Qaeda. He carried out his crimes with terrorist motivations.”

Islamic State attack came in response to arresting militants in Diyala: Source

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A local source from Diyala province has blamed the attack by Islamic State members against a village in northeast of Baquba, late on Wednesday, on arresting four militants few days ago.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “Residents of Klabat village, at the southern borders of Jabbara region, northeast of Baquba, managed to arrest four Islamic State members, including a leader, and extradite them to security services.”

The attack, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “was carried out late against Klabat village in response to detaining the militaning by the residents.”

“The murder of a civilian and injury of another happened after a bomb blast occurred targeting residents coming from Jabbara toward the village to support others there,” the source added.

Earlier today, Diyala Operations Command said an armed attack was carried out against the village.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq election commission to appeal order for parliament vote recount
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq’s beleaguered elections commission has vowed to appeal an order by the parliament to conduct a recount of parliament elections votes at a number of stations.

The commission’s board said in a statement on Thursday it will "use its legal and constitutional right to challenge the third amendment to the elections law", adding it "performed its duties transparently, and would not allow any party to intervene with its decisions".
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iraq Hits ISIS Targets in Syria
[AAWSAT] Iraq said its air forces conducted strikes against ISIS in Syria on Thursday.

A statement by Iraqi military said F-16 fighter jets destroyed a building where ISIS snuffies were operating.

"Iraqi F-16 jets bombed this morning on Thursday a so-called command and control center containing leaders and fighters belonging to ISIS terrorist gang in the Hajin inside Syrian territory," the statement reported by Rooters said.

The Iraqi air force carried out several Arclight airstrikes against ISIS in Syria since last year.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


17 Pro-Regime Fighters Killed in ISIS Attacks in Southern Syria
[AAWSAT] At least 17 fighters allied to the Syrian regime were killed on Thursday in surprise ISIS attacks in southern Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Six Syrian regime troops, nine Iranians and fighters belonging to pro-Iran militias were among the casualties in the assaults that took placed in in the desert of the southern province of Sweida.

Nine ISIS members were also killed in the violence.

They were the first attacks of their kind in the area, where no ISIS presence had been noted in more than a year, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said, according to Agence La Belle France Presse.

ISIS has ramped up its attacks against pro-regime forces since its fighters last month left their last stronghold near Damascus under an evacuation deal with the regime.

The new toll brings to 179 the number of pro-regime troops killed in more than two weeks in bully boy attacks across the country since May 22. At least 89 bad boyz were potted during that same period.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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