[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 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.... of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has lost five big shots in an Arclight airstrike in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.
The local security officials are saying that the Arclight airstrike was carried out by the foreign forces based in Afghanistan on Friday.
Provincial security chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said ten ISIS loyalists were killed in total during the Arclight airstrike.
He said the main commander of the terror group for Jawzjan province Mullah Abdul Ahad who was famous as Hezbullah was among those killed.
Khashi further added that the other ISIS leaders killed in the Arclight airstrike have been identified as Mohibulllah, the commander of the terrorist group for Sardara village of Darzab, Mahboobullah, the commander of the terror group for Batu village of Darzab, Sadruddin, the commander in charge of the logistics of the terror group, and Faiz Malang, another commander of the terror group.
According to Khashi, the Arclight airstrike was carried out late on Friday in the vicinity of Maryazi area of Qosh Tapa district.
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly kaboomdestroyed a civilian vehicle in 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 of Afghanistan, leaving at least twelve people dead or maimed.
According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Friday in the vicinity of Achin district.
The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed that the seven people were killed and five others were maimed in the incident.
The statement further added the incident took place in Bandar Dara area of Achin after a pick up vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device planted on a roadside.
The local officials are blaming the ISIS terrorist group fighters for planting the IED.
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least fourteen bandidosturbans affiliated with 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.... of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, have been mysteriously killed in 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 reports, the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Khogyani district late on Friday.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army confirmed that fourteen ISIS bandidosturbans were killed mysteriously in Khogyani district.
The officials of the army corps said the incident took place in the vicinity of Surdag village of Khogyani.
According to the officials of the Silab corps, preliminary reports indicate the fourteen bandidosturbans were rubbed out by unknown gunnies.
The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including the ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.
It is yet not clear who were involved behind the killing of the ISIS bandidosturbans but the terror group continues to face resistance by the local residents in some stances as well as the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... myrmidons.
Any reports of ghosts not seen in the night? President Trump did reportedly tell the generals to handle the situation how they thought best...
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I'd give anything for my obituary to read he died mysteriously.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior education official was rubbed out by his own brother in the northeastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.
According to the local security officials, the incident took place late on Friday night in the vicinity of Tagab district.
Provincial security chief Mohammad Masood Chardara confirmed the incident and said the deputy chief of the Islamic studies directorate of Kapisa education department Mujahidullah Abdi was rubbed out by his brother affiliated with the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... krazed killers.
He said Abid had visited Woshwani area in Tagab district where the Taliban bully boyz are actively operating in some parts of it and was rubbed out by the krazed killer.
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[AlAhram] Egypt’s navy foiled on Saturday an attempt at irregular migration by 97 people in a boat off the Alexandrian coast, the state-owned MENA news agency reported.
According to a statement by the Armed Forces, the migrants colonists included Egyptians, Eritrea ...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age... ns, Somalis, Sudanese, Syrians, Yemenis, and Chadians.
The migrants colonists were detained and transferred to Ras El-Tin naval base, where they received medical care, according to the statement.
The statement did not include information about the destination of the boat, though it was presumably heading for Europe.
In September 2016, Egypt passed a law to combat irregular migration after a boat sank off the country’s Mediterranean coast, killing hundreds of migrants colonists.
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has spoken on multiple occasions about Egypt's ongoing efforts to curb irregular migration from its shores to Europe ‐ a key concern for European countries facing a growing migrant crisis.
[Libya Herald] The Saudi police are reported to have incarcerated Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages! a third Libyan citizen as he was planning to fly out of Jeddah after performing Umrah. The man has been named as 42-year-old Abdul-Ghani Mohammed Ammar Abdullah. There are some suggestions that he is from Misrata or at least that his passport was issued through the the passport office in Misrata. He is said to have arrived in the kingdom in mid-Ramadan.
There has been no statement from the Saudi authorities although one report quotes an unnamed Libyan official saying that the man was arrested on security grounds.
Earlier this week, two men from Zawia were arrested at Jeddah airport as they were preparing to leave after having performed Umrah while a third fled to the Libyan consulate.
There are allegations that the two were involved in the kidnapping of five Egyptian diplomats in January 2014 aimed at forcing the Egyptian authorities to release Zawia’s Islamist militia leader Abu Obaida al-Zawi: he had been arrested on suspicion of being linked to Egyptian holy warriors. The Egyptian authorities let him go in order to secure their diplomats’ freedom.
His name, though, is now on the list of 75 people labelled as hard boyz by the House of Representatives’ defence committee and passed on to Riyadh.
It is meanwhile it is being reported that the Saudis are keeping an eye out for a number of other Libyans whose names they have been given and who are described as holy warriors.
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Apparently handing over those two islands has a few benefits.
[Dhaka Tribune] Law enforcers have concluded their raid at a suspected holy warrior hideout in Kushtia’s Bheramara upazila on Saturday night, nearly 22 hours after they cordoned it off.
Khulna range Additional DIG Habibur Rahman officially announced the conclusion of the operation around 9pm at a press briefing.
Talking to news hounds at the briefing, Habibur Rahman said the operation started around 5:45pm.
"The bomb disposal unit recovered an bomb weighing around 10 kilogrammes from the house which the Death Eaters rented in November last year," he said.
Earlier, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crimes unit Abdul Mannan confirmed the Dhaka Tribune that the raid will begin as soon as the members of the bomb disposal unit arrive at the scene from Dhaka.
Police jugged ... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not... three suspected female Death Eaters along with boom jackets, gun powder and pistol during the drive.
Two of the detainees are Tithi, wife of New JMB chief Ayub Ali alias Sajib and Sumaiya, wife of second-in-command of New JMB.
Talking to the Dhaka Tribune in the afternoon, Kushtia Police Superintendent SM Mehedi Hasan said acting on a tip-off, the joint force of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, Kushtia police and Detective Branch of police cordoned off the tin-shed house near Taltola mosque in Bamonpara area under the upazila early Saturday
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They have their crazies suddenly deciding to go a-jihading ... and we now have ours. Who knows where the arrested gentlemen were headed when their car was blocked by what the article called -- and I neglected to add it above, for which I must apologize -- an "Asian" taxi driver. Apparently in the British dialect Asian means people from the Indian subcontinent.
British charity boss who fell for a bogus Calais refugee in fear of her life: Married mother-of-two travelled to the Jungle to help migrants... but had fling with 'Syrian' who tried to burn down her HQ
[DailyMail] From the moment it was launched in 2015, on a wave of heart-warming largesse, the British charity Care4Calais became a magnet for those determined to ease the plight of refugees stranded in northern France. Volunteers pitching up at the charity’s usually bustling warehouse near Sangatte in Calais this week, however, would have found the rented building — still stuffed to the rafters with bags of donations from kind-hearted Brits — virtually abandoned. A sign is taped to the door, declaring operations ‘on the ground’ have been suspended. The reason for halting their urgent humanitarian work? According to a statement on the charity’s website, it’s down to an ‘immediate security issue linked to a former volunteer’. But, as the Mail can reveal, the true story behind the temporary closure of this controversial charity is far more disturbing than that statement implies.
London Bridge Killer Entered UK with Fake Identification
[Breitbart] One of the terrorists responsible for carrying out the London Bridge attack was able to enter the UK with a false name and age, The Guardian reports. An inquest revealed that 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, one of the three men involved in the terror attack in central London on June 3 in which eight people were killed, had previously told authorities his name was Rachid Elkhdar and that he was five years younger than he was.
British Islamist Blogger in Syria has Citizenship Revoked
[Breitbart] A British-Pakistani Muslim working for an Islamist blogging website in Syria has become the first man to have his citizenship revoked since 2015, for posing a “threat” to the nation. Akif Razaq, 30, from Birmingham, was working for On The Ground News (OGN), a site set up by U.S. born convert Bilal Abdul Kareem, who has collaborated with and written for UK-based Islamist blogs 5Pillars and Islam21C.
Announcing the news in a YouTube video, Mr. Razaq said he found out about the impending punishment when police served his family with a notice on the 24th of May this year.
Mohamed Bajjar, a 28-year-old Tunisian who, we revealed earlier this year, had a year-long affair with Care4Calais’s 46-year-old married founder, Clare Moseley — the same boss who implemented a strict ‘no sex with refugees’ policy among staff.
"Except this one" said the dirty dirty wh0re
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Their relationship ended acrimoniously at the end of 2016 amid claims that Bajjar, who has frequently posed as a Syrian refugee called ‘Kimo’ and was hired by the charity as a translator and bodyguard, had tried to con Mrs Moseley out of thousands of pounds.
As long as he conned from her other people's money, she suspected nothing - typical.
[Al Jazeera] At least 19 people have been killed in festivities involving gunnies and security forces in the gang-plagued northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, authorities said.
Sinaloa has seen a dramatic spike of homicides following the capture and extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
The violence began with a shooting on Friday that killed two men near a department store in the town of Villa Union, about 24km southeast of the beach resort of Mazatlan.
Mexico: Outrage grows over record murder rate
Officials attributed it to warring narco gang members responsible for recent violence in the state, which is home to Guzman's Sinaloa cartel.
"We believe it has to do with the transport of drugs and the fight for terrain, for the areas that these groups are fighting over," Genaro Robles Casillas, the Sinaloa state public security secretary, said at a news conference.
Police were alerted by emergency calls, and municipal officers encountered the suspected attackers as they were riding in several pickup trucks.
A fierce gunbattle broke out in which police potted 17 suspects, officials said. Five municipal coppers were maimed, but reported in stable, pH balanced condition.
At the scene of the clash, four vehicles, 15 rifles and seven handguns were found.
Just a few hours after the bloody gun battle an unidentified lifeless body of a man was found half buried in a vacant lot under a tree by a neighbor who had gone there to cut wood and he notified authorities. It is unknown at this time if the discovery is related.
Ah Mexico, where a recent gunbattle can lead to the discovery of leftover bodies from the last gunbattle.
Multiple diplomatic sources said on Monday that to their knowledge, U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) recently put in place around ten Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles(JASSM) at its air base in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province.
It is also known that the missiles can be mounted on F-16 fighter jets deployed to South Korea on a regular and rotational basis.
The missiles are assessed to have precision strike ability to hit key facilities in Pyongyang when launched from south of the military demarcation line(MDL).
[DailyMail] A prisoner who was tortured and had a disturbing ISIS slogan branded onto his forehead by his radical Islamic cellmate will walk away with $400,000 in compensation. Michael Sean O’Keefe sued the state after the razor-blade torture left him fighting for his life when he was paired with then 18-year-old Bourhan Hraichie (left) at Kempsey Prison (right) in NSW. He suffered a broken sternum, was put into an induced coma and was left with deep scars following the alleged prison cell torment, the Daily Telegraph reports.
[Ynet] Spanish police have incarcerated Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages! a Danish citizen suspected of having fought for the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group in war-torn Syria.
Spain's Civil Guard said in a statement that the man was arrested in the southern Spanish city of Malaga on Saturday.
The suspect is a 29-year-old man who was born in Syria and acquired citizenship in Denmark.
Since 2015, Spain's police and security services have arrested 224 people suspected of belonging to or aiding Islamic bully boy groups.
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Police break up clashes between African migrants in Calais
[AlAhram] Riot police stepped in to break up clashes among some 100 African migrants armed with sticks and rocks in the northern French city of Calais on Saturday, local police said, following similar brawls the night before. The fighting pitting Eritreans against Ethiopians left 16 migrants injured and around 10 have been arrested, police official Etienne Desplanques told AFP.
Security forces used tear gas to break up Friday's brawls, according to deputy mayor of Calais Philippe Mignonet.
Talks in Paris on Sunday on Italy's Migrant Crisis
[AnNahar] The interior ministers of France, Germany and Italy will meet in Paris on Sunday to discuss a "coordinated approach" to help Italy deal with hordes of migrants arriving in its ports, a source said. Italy on Wednesday threatened to suddenly stop vessels from other countries disembarking migrants at its ports after rescuing them in the Mediterranean. W140
The letter to the ministry is seen as part of a strategic alignment of the M5S towards more traditional right-wing politics. Other signals of this shift include migrants with insecure legal status being forcibly evicted from squats, tougher anti-begging measures introduced in Rome and a call by Beppe Grillo for Roma camps to be closed down.
Switzerland looks to tighten anti-terror laws
[TheLocal.ch] The Swiss federal government has launched a period of consultation on proposed new legislation that would toughen penalties for terrorists and those supporting terror organizations. The measures will replace the current temporary ban on terror organizations including Al-Qaida and Islamic State with new, more specific, legislation making it a criminal offence to recruit people for a terror group, receive terrorist training or travel abroad for the purposes of terrorism.
According to intelligence figures up until this May 65 people have left Switzerland to join terror groups abroad, with an additional 23 unconfirmed cases, said news agencies. Among those 23 are thought to have died and an estimated 14 have returned.
So... are they no-go zones? What you need to know about Sweden's vulnerable areas
[TheLocal.se] The Swedish police have released a new report on vulnerable areas in Sweden. The Local takes a closer look at what that actually means. Summary: "Vulnerable areas" are poor and crime-ridden. "Especially vulnerable areas" are poor, crime-ridden, terrified, rife with religious extremism, and the police must go carefully. The number of each is increasing and becoming more violent. The communities in each category are listed at the link.
‘Paranoid’ man causes terror fears in Lausanne metro
[TheLocal.ch] The 30-year-old Swiss resident, of west African origin, was arrested after he shouted the phrase – meaning ‘God is greatest’ – at the Bessières metro stop at around 1.30pm, causing panic among people using the M2 metro line.
“We wondered if we were going to hear an explosion behind us,” said the witness. Several people then called the police.
Interviewed by the authorities, the man said he was having a paranoid episode and was calling upon God to help him, reported 24 Heures. Charged with making threats causing public alarm, the man has been released from custody pending a hearing. Examined by a doctor, he was judged to be neither a flight risk nor a threat, said the paper.
[TheLocal.no] A new, gay-friendly mosque planned in Oslo will allow female imams and men and women praying together. The mosque, which will be located in the centre of the Norwegian capital, will be called Masjid al-Nisa’ (The Women’s Mosque), reports media Vårt Land. Via the organisation Skeiv Verden (Offbeat World), Thee Yezen al-Obaide has also set up an informal network for gay Muslims in Norway, he said. The project is still in its initial stages, but its founder said he hopes to be able to open the mosque next year.
A liberal mosque with a similar taboo-breaking concept opened last week in Berlin, with a female imam and women and men praying side by side. Scandinavia's first female-led mosque held its first Friday prayers in Copenhagen in August 2016. Unlike al-Obaide’s and the Berlin mosque, the Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen is open only to women.
China, the United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium and Denmark are currently the only countries with female imams.
Ramadan prayers at Catholic site spark controversy in Granada
[TheLocal.es] At sunset on Saturday evening dozens of Muslims from across Spain’s southern city of Granada gathered in a park in the city and prayed together before breaking their daily Ramadan fast.
The gathering was sanctioned by authorities at City Hall and welcomed by the Socialist mayor Francisco Cuenca as an act demonstrating Granada as a “city of co-existence and tolerance”. But the chosen place for the prayers – in the Jardines del Triunfo – provoked outrage from some quarters because it is the site of a Virgin Mary statue that is revered by Roman Catholics in the city.
"Mr. Paco Cuenca confuses tolerance and religious respect with provocation. Call for Muslim Prayers at the Virgin of Triumph ??" tweeted Luis Salvador, an MP from Ciudadanos party representing Granada.
Granada was the seat of Islamic rule for almost eight hundred years until the reconquest under the Catholic King Fernando and Queen Isabel in 1492
Germany Clamps Down on Foreign Election Rallies After Spat With Turkey
Germany is clamping down on election rallies by foreign officials following a spat with Turkey ahead of that country’s constitutional referendum. Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer says all embassies were informed Friday that they will have to
The Secret to Italy’s Successful Efforts Battling Islamic Terrorism
As France, Belgium and the UK are pummeled by repeated deadly acts of Islamic terror, Italy has remained relatively unscathed, leading many to wonder aloud wherein lies the key to Italy’s successful counterterrorism efforts.
OECD: Last Year Saw Record Migration and those Migrants Won’t Be Leaving
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) say last year a total of five million migrants flowed into industrialised countries – and those countries should be prepared for the migrants to stay.
Historian: Europe Has Learned Nothing from 2015, Next Migrant Crisis Only a Matter of Time
German historian Hans Peter Schwarz claims that European leaders have learnt nothing from the migrant crisis in 2015 and the continent is ill-prepared to deal with the next inevitable crisis.
Hungarian PM: We Won’t Let ‘Europe’s Kingmaker’ Soros Have the Last Laugh
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has denounced globalist mass migration financier George Soros, calling him a “speculator operating an extensive mafia network” of NGOs and people traffickers.
Italy Demands Non-Italian Ships Banned from Bringing Migrants to Its Shores
Italy is seeking increased support from the European Union as it deals with a huge wave of migrant arrivals, including a reported proposal to limit the types of ships that can offload migrants in Italian ports.
African Migrants Arrested After Sexually Assaulting Swedish Women and Girls as Young as Eleven
Two African migrants have been arrested and charged with sexual assault after sexually abusing multiple women and young girls including an 11-year-old.
Europe Taking in Five Times the Number of Migrants Agreed from Turkey
European Union countries are taking in far more migrants from Turkey than required by the migrant agreement, with Germany taking in more than a third of the migrants.
Court Investigating Pro-Migrant NGO for People Smuggling
Dresden-based migrant rescue NGO “Mission Lifeline” is now under investigation from Saxony prosecutors who allege they group may be participating in people smuggling. The members of “Mission Lifeline” have yet to set sail into the Mediterranean and are already under
State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 African Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days
Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula.
German Police: Asylum Seekers Are Taking over Illegal Drug Trade
Police in the northern German region of Schleswig-Holstein have expressed concern over finding more and more asylum seekers involved in peddling illegal narcotics and fear the drug gangs could take over the area using violence.
Aid agencies encourage migrants in the Med, says Italian senator: Official accuses relief organisations of providing a 'public transport' service which 'enriches' people traffickers
Lucio Malan said aid agencies and charities running rescue ships should stop bringing them to his country and take them to the nearest coast instead. The senator, from the centre-Right People of Freedom party, spoke after Italy threatened to turn away charity boats packed with rescued migrants from Africa. He claimed that the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean was so regular it was not a rescue but ‘public transport’.
Germans now the MINORITY in Frankfurt: More than half of residents in the city have a migrant background, official figures show
The figures show 51.2 per cent of people living in Frankfurt are either non-German, German citizens born abroad or Germans who are the children of immigrants.
Migrant chaos on the Costas: Spain's holiday beaches are the new backdoor to Europe. The result? Tragic drownings and police overwhelmed amid fears ISIS may be smuggling in terrorists
Last week, 1,025 migrants arrived illegally on the Andalusia coast where thousands of Brits go on holiday. Every day, more come on what is now the fastest-growing sea route from Africa to Europe.
Two women, aged 52 and 36, face jail for having sex with 'unaccompanied children' at Danish migrant shelter
The women, who were employed at Børnecenter Tullebølle in Denmark, allegedly had sex with two 17-year-olds between January and July last year before the centre was shuttered.
Police fire tear gas on around 400 mainly African migrants trying to march into France near Italy's 'mini-Calais'
The group marched towards the French border from the northern Italian town of Ventimiglia in the early hours of this morning before they were stopped.
Migrant gang targets British grandparents driving through Paris 'to steal their BMW's UK number plate'
Peter and Jill Stubbs, from Helston, Cornwall, were travelling near the town of Saint-Denis on the outskirts of Paris when they were attacked by thugs who were after their BMW's
Farmer Stabbed by ‘Allahu Akhbar’ Jihadi Says Media Silence on Attack a ‘Double Punishment’
A French farmer who nearly died at the hands of a knife-wielding jihadist, who was supposed to be under house arrest, has slammed “double standards” from the media and criminal justice system concerning his case.
Denmark Considers Tougher Border Controls With Sweden Because of Islamist Threat
The anti-mass migration Danish People’s Party (DF) and the Danish Conservatives are considering backing legislation to toughen the border with Sweden due to the high number of Islamists in the country.
Returning Islamic State Fighters Given ‘Protected Identities’ To Start New Lives in Europe
Hundreds of Swedish residents who went to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have now returned to Europe and the Swedish government has given several of them “protected identities” to keep locals from finding out who they
After Terror Attacks, Paris Steps up Plans for Eiffel Tower Protection Wall
French officials have announced that construction of an eight-foot high bulletproof glass wall around the Eiffel Tower will begin in September, after revelations that the most recent jihadist attacker may have been targeting the iconic Parisian monument
Near 100,000 Migrants Cross Mediterranean To Europe in First Six Months of 2017
Despite efforts by individual nations and the European Union to get to grips with the migrant crisis, nearly 100,000 people crossed the Mediterranean in the first half of 2017
African Cardinal in Vatican Urges Europe to ‘Turn Off the Faucet’ of Immigration
Cardinal Peter Turkson, the highest ranking African prelate in the Vatican, said it is high time to “close the tap” of African immigration into Europe, which has reached new records in recent days. Asked about recent rumblings that Italian authorities
‘Help Us, Help Us’: Swedish National Police Commissioner Begs as Number of No-Go Zones Rises
Swedish National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson has begged the government for help as the number of no-go zones has risen from 55 to 61 in only one year.
Italy: Mafia and Migrant Gangs Running Heroin and Prostitution Rings Together
Nigerian migrant gangs are collaborating with the Sicilian Mafia in the organisation of prostitution rackets and the heroin trade, according to Italian police sources.
Paris Residents Unable to Sleep Through ‘Intense’ Overnight Mosque Loudspeaker Sessions
The loudspeakers of a Mée-sur-Seine mosque blasting out prayers and songs in the early hours of the morning through Ramadan caused chaos with the sleep patterns of Parisians living in the French capital’s south-eastern suburb, locals have said.
Truckers Terrorised by Calais Migrants Hit with Huge Fines When Vehicles Are Boarded
Long-haul drivers being terrorised by migrants seeking passage to Britain are being hit by 10 fines a day for failing to thwart stowaways.
Czech Election Favourite on Mass Migration: ‘We Have to Fight for What Our Ancestors Built Here’
Andrej Babis, tipped to become the next Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, has backed the government’s decision to fight the European Union’s attempts to impose a compulsory migrant quota on the country. “The biggest added value of the European
Sign of the times. President Macron needs to prove himself on this issue or Madame LePen will be his successor.
[IsraelTimes] At least 2,000 people were evacuated from Gay Paree’s main airport on Saturday and eight flights canceled after an individual went into a "restricted area" without going through security controls, airport sources said.
"We had to evacuate to ’decontaminate’ the zone, meaning check to make sure no object had been left," said one of tuhe sources.
The evacuations were from a zone in terminal 2F at the Charles de Gaulle airport that passengers access after passing through security and before boarding, a second source said.
"Police searched the terminal from top to bottom and found no suspicious object," the source added.
The incident also led to about 20 flights being delayed.
Charles de Gaulle airport is Europe’s second-biggest airport, with some 180,000 passengers transiting through one of its eight terminals each day.
June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force reported Thursday that its new Block 5 variant of the MQ-9 Reaper drone has performed its first combat mission against Islamist terrorists.
The recent 16-hour sortie, flown June 23 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, involved the unmanned aerial vehicle dropping a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions bomb and firing two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles in support of ground forces in the Middle East.
Operation Inherent Resolve is the U.S. military name given to operations against ISIS fighters. "Operation Kill those MFers was deemed inappropriate"
"Working in conjunction with coalition joint terminal attack controllers, other MQ-9 aircraft and crews, our aircrews employed two Hellfires and one GBU-38," Maj. Dan, the 432nd Wing director of operations, said in a press release. "All three strikes met the ground force commander's intent and destroyed two defensive fighting positions, two vehicles and one mortar tube."
The Block 5 MQ-9 has an enhanced electrical and communications systems that allows the use of better software and hardware upgrades for future.
The variant also features the new Block 30 cockpit that required different training for aircrews on the ground.
The new MQ-9 aircraft arrived at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada late February and quickly received modifications, such as changes to the battery cables and enhanced generator control units. In May, these MQ-9s were flown locally at Creech AFB to test airworthiness and then shipped to the area of responsibility for Operation Inherent Resolve.
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[DAWN] MINGORA: Women rights activist and founder of the first female jirga, Tabassum Adnan, claimed to have survived in an armed attack conducted by unidentified people late on Thursday night, and has demanded of the government to trace and arrest the culprits.
She said that some person or persons unknown starting firing in the midnight on which her police guard responded and after sometime the attackers fled.
Tabassum Adnan told media persons that it was midnight that some assailants opened indiscriminate fire on her house.
"The firing continued for some time and many of the bullets hit my room’s windows and door, however I survived in the incident when my police guard responded immediately and the assailants fled," she said.
Ms Tabassum said that she was receiving threats from unknown people since long. "I have already filed an FIR in Saidu Sharif cop shoppe after I received threats earlier. I will continue my work for women rights as such actions can never stop me from my cause," she said.
[DAWN] Indian security forces claim to have rubbed out a top Kashmiri bully boy who was accused of killing six coppers during a seven-hour shootout in the disputed Kashmire region on Saturday.
Bashir Ahmad, alias Bashir Lashkari, was on India's most-wanted list and had a one million rupee (about $15,500)-bounty on his head. Ahmad killed six coppers in an ambush in the southern Anantnag district last month, police and army officials said.
Another bully boy, who police named as Azad Malik, was also killed during Saturday's joint army and police operation in Dailigam village, part of Anantnag.
Two civilians were also killed in the clash and 17 others, who had been trapped inside a house with the bully boys, were rescued, a police front man said.
Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia, an army front man based in Kashmire's summer capital Srinagar, said the two dead bandidoshard boyz belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba ...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI... (LeT) group.
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[Iran Press TV] At least four people bit the dust after a bomb, concealed in a plastic bag, went off in a semi-autonomous tribal area in northwestern Pakistain, near the Afghan border, officials say.
The incident occurred in Khyber Agency ... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though... , one of the seven tribal areas in Pakistain's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), on Saturday, when security personnel spotted a suspicious plastic bag left unattended near a security checkpoint.
"As the security officials were inspecting the plastic bag, the bomb concealed in it went off, killing a solider, two paramilitary troops and a civilian,’ a local administration official said on condition of anonymity. Other local security officials also confirmed the incident.
No individual or group has grabbed credit for the deadly kaboom.
Pak troops have for over a decade been battling bandidosturbans in FATA to curb insurgencies by the Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... terrorist groups of Taliban ...Arabic for students... and al-Qaeda.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A senior Iraqi officer has declared the remaining districts that are still under Islamic State control in Mosul’s Old City.
“The remaining regions for the Federal Police troops to free from IS militants in the Old City include al-Nujeifi, al-Sarai and parts of Lakash and Bab Jadid,” Lt.Gen.Shaker Jawdat, chief of Federal Police, told Sputnik on Saturday.
The four regions, according to Jawdat, are still held by IS. Once liberated, Federal Police will announce accomplishing its goals there.
In a press release, Jawdat revealed death of dozens of militants as his troops advanced to liberate al-Shifa district, a main district in north of Old City.
Battles in al-Shifa district have been ongoing against IS fighters since beginning of June.
On Friday, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service retook Shaarin market, Nabi Girgis and Abd Khoub in the Old City. The forces, according to JOC, consummated the recapture the of al-Farouq area, which falls adjacent to the Nuri al-Kabir Mosque where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the group’s rule over Iraq in 2014.
The final liberation of Mosul, according to CTS Commander Abdul-Ghani al-Assadi, could be achieved within a few days. Only between 200 and 300 IS fighters were remaining in the city.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) More districts in western Mosul’s Old City have been liberated on Saturday from Islamic State militants, the Nineveh Operations Command declared.
“Federal Police troops freed Bab Jadid and Souq al-Arbe’a regions,” the command said in a statement on Saturday. The troops also gained control on the Iron Bridge in the Old City.
Earlier on Saturday, Lt.Gen.Shaker Jawdat, chief of Federal Police, announced liberatin of al-Shifa district, located north of the Old City, adding that troops were able to reach to the Tigris River bank.
Another statement by Lt.Gen.Thamer al-Husseini, chief of the Rapid Response troops, declared the liberation of the Public Hospital, the Republican Hospital, al-Batool Hospital and the Educational Hospital, all in al-Shifa district.
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces have foiled a huge attack by 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.... in a village, west of Anbar, Sputnik news agency reported.
"IS bully boyz attacked the Iraqi army and the tribal forces in al-Sakra village, west of Haditha town, western Anbar, using armored and booby-trapped vehicles and weapons" Mabrouk Hamid, mayor of Haditha, told Sputnik.
The army and tribal troops thwarted the attack and inflicted huge losses on the enemy, killing twenty bad boys, including suicide kaboomers, and destroying their weapons, Hamid added.
No casualties among civilians and security troops were reported, according to Hamid.
Haditha city is fully controlled by security forces and tribal fighters, however, IS launches attacks there every now and then. The regions in the north of the lake are desert ones with a number of houses that are used by IS bully boyz as hideouts.
Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, ... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids... Ramadi and others after recapturing them. However, it's easy to be generous with someone else's money... Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the myrmidon group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate.
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[IsraelTimes] IDF soldiers dispose of West Bank shrine to ’martyr’ who murdered 22 kids, after Paleostinians ignore Jerusalem’s warnings.
Israeli security forces entered the West Bank city of Jenin Friday to remove a monument to a terrorist who criminal masterminded a notorious 1974 massacre of Israeli school children, sparking festivities in which six Paleostinians were maimed, the army and a local mayor said.
The Jenin municipality last month named a square after "martyr" Khaled Nazzal, who planned the Ma’alot massacre in which Paleostinian faceless myrmidons murdered 22 school children and four adults. It also erected a monument in Nazzal’s honor.
The move sparked a harsh response from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who accused Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas ... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial... of lying about seeking peace and of "poisoning" the minds of young Paleostinians.
Israel reportedly warned the PA that if the monument to Nazzal was not taken down, the IDF would enter Jenin to remove it.
Following the ultimatum the monument was briefly removed, but last week it was reinstalled under an agreement between Abbas’s Fatah party and the mayor of Jenin.
Early on Friday morning, an IDF spokeswoman said Israeli forces "removed a memorial erected to commemorate the terrorist Khaled Nazzal."
During festivities that broke out afterwards, two people were shot with live ammunition and four with rubber bullets, Mohammed Abu Ghali, head of the Jenin municipality, told AFP. One of the young men was at death's door after being shot in the chest, he said.
The incident came as the US has been trying to get Israelis and Paleostinians back to the negotiating table. Israel says Paleostinians glorifying the murder of Israelis is one of the biggest impediments to peace.
Netanyahu has repeatedly expressed his deep skepticism of the possibility of reaching a peace deal at present, but has at the same time voiced his commitment to working with the US on the matter.
[IsraelTimes] Basel Ghattas accepted plea deal over aiding jailed Palestinian terrorists; after sentence he will have 18 months probation, must pay a NIS 120,000 ($33,000) fine, and won’t be able to return to Knesset for 7 years after release.
By then, no doubt, the Arab List organized and sponsored by President Obama's people will have fallen apart amid mutual recrimination.
[ARA News] The Ottoman Turkish army and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... -backed rebels have resumed shelling on the Kurdish district of Afrin and hit the Rajo area, in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province.
The Commander of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said that they will liberate Azaz and Jarabulus from Turkey-backed rebels in the future.
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Daraa (Iraqi News) Warplanes belonging to the Syrian regime carried out air strikes, on Saturday, on Jaber Border Crossing inside the Jordanian territory, in front of Nasib Border Crossing in Daraa.
Qasioun News reported that smoke and flames were seen in the Syrian side of the border crossing, while Syrian rebels shelled the locations of the government forces and their affiliated militias in Daraa, using heavy artillery and rockets.
Meanwhile, ...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had been cornered by the banditti... Syrian warplanes carried out three air strikes on the towns of Muzayrib and Nasib, in the countryside of Daraa, killing one civilian and wounding several others.
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Damascus (Iraqi News) The Syrian regime forces, on Saturday, managed to retake Tal Huwaimel area, east of Tal Dekwa in the eastern countryside of Damascus.
Qasioun News reported that Syrian government forces, backed by foreign militias, managed to recapture the area of Tal Huwaimel, in eastern Qalamun, east of Damascus, after battles with the rebels, leaving dozens of casualties among them.
Meanwhile, ...back at the abandoned silver mine, the water was up to Jack's neck and still rising. And then he smelled the smoke... Syrian Badiyah is witnessing ongoing battels between the Syrian rebels and government forces, which managed to recapture large territories in the area.
It is noteworthy that the Syrian regime imposed a comprehensive siege on on al-Tanf border crossing with Iraq, and hence preventing the international coalition troops from moving toward Deir Ezzor.
[AnNahar] A prominent suspect believed to be involved in bombing attack plots targeting Beirut and the southern city of Sidon is in the grip of the Lebanese army and General Security, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.
“An army patrol and the General Security agency received from the Palestinian Forces in the refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh the “most wanted fugitive known as Khaled Massaad aka al-Sayyed,” said NNA.
Massaad is accused of plotting to carry out bombing attacks during the holy month of Ramadan in Beirut and Sidon.
The handover took place at the army's Ain el-Hilweh checkpoint south of Sidon.
By long-standing convention, the army does not enter Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where security is managed by joint committees of Palestinian factions.
That has created lawless areas in many camps, and Ain el-Hilweh has gained notoriety as a refuge for extremists and fugitives.
[Ynet] Two projectiles fell in the northern Israeli Golan Heights on Saturday evening, the 17th and 18th such instance this week of spillover from the civil war in Syria. No one was hurt.
In response to the spillover fire, the IDF attacked a cannon belonging to the Syrian army. The Lebanese Al Mayadeen TV network, which is affiliated with the Assad regime and Hezbollah, reported the Israeli retaliation targeted a position of the Syrian army near the Naba'a al-Fawar base.
The projectiles, the result of internal fighting in Syria, fell between Quneitra and the Valley of Tears, the same area where most of the projectiles fell over the past week.
They landed in "no man's land" between the two border fences--the Syrian and Israeli--closer to the Syrian fence.
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