[NBCNews] U.S. has intel that Osama bin Laden's son and heir, Hamza, is dead, officials say
WASHINGTON ‐ The United States has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, according to three U.S. officials.
The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died or if the U.S. played a role in his death. It is unclear if the U.S. has confirmed his death.
Hamza bin Laden's last known public statement was released by al Qaeda's media arm in 2018. In that, he threatened Saudi Arabia and called on the people of the Arabian peninsula to revolt.
Hamza bin Laden is believed to have been born around 1989. His father moved to Afghanistan in 1996 and declared war against the U.S. Hamza went with him and appeared in al Qaeda propaganda videos. As leader of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden oversaw operations against Western targets that culminated in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York's World Trade Center and on the Pentagon.
Navy SEALS killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 during a raid on his Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound. Hamza was not found at the compound. Letters seized from the compound suggested the elder bin Laden wanted his son to join him in Abbottabad and was grooming him as a leader.
In a September 2017 article, counterterror expert and former FBI agent Ali Soufan said, "Hamza is being prepared for a leadership role in the organization his father founded" and is "likely to be perceived favorably by the jihadi rank-and-file. With the Islamic State's caliphate apparently on the verge of collapse, Hamza is now the figure best placed to reunify the global jihadi movement."
The department's Counter-terrorism Rewards Program described the younger bin Laden on Twitter as "an emerging al Qaeda leader" who "has threatened attacks against the United States and allies."
In February, the State Department announced it would pay as much as $1 million for information on Hamza bin Laden's whereabouts. Last believed to be hiding in Afghanistan, he was planning to move east into south central Asia.
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[KhaamaPress] A deadly explosion killed or maimed at least 26 civilians including many children in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar.
The local security officials said an Improvised Explosive Device went off in Spin Boladak earlier today.
The officials further added that the earth-shattering kaboom killed 3 children and maimed 23 other civilians including 6 children.
Meanwhile, ...back at the hoedown, the fiddler suddenly struck a sour note. The dancing stopped abruptly. Everyone looked at Bob... the Provincial Government Media office in a statement said the IED was planted in cycle of violence which the hard boyz detonated among the civilians in a crowded in Ganj area.
No individual or group including Talibs has so far grabbed credit for the earth-shattering kaboom.
[DAWN] An attack on a market killed more than 10 civilians including children in a market in 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... ’s northern Saada province on Monday, a medical source and Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... -run media reported.
The manager of the local Al Jomhouri hospital said 13 people were killed and 23 injured in air strikes in Qatabir district by a Saudi-led coalition battling the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen. Al Masirah TV said the corpse count had risen to 14.
The coalition front man accused the Houthis of attacking the market but did not specify the type of assault or confirm the number killed.
"The attack carried out by the Houthis on Al Thabet market is a terrorist act to spite Yemenis and the tribes of Al Thabet," Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement, adding that the tribes were against the group.
Pictures taken by a photographer showed more than nine bodies, some of them torn apart, lined up on a nylon sheet near the morgue.
"There are two children among the deaders and 11 children among those injured," hospital manager Saleh Qorban said. Masirah later said four children were killed.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/31/2019 00:00 ||
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[TOWNHALL] Yesterday the Department of Justice announced the indictment of two Somalian refugees after they attempted to join ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula.
According to the indictment the two men, Ahmed Mahad Mohammed and Abdi Yemani Hussein, started hitting the gym in order to get stronger so they could easily perform beheadings.
"On or about June 26, 2019, MOHAMED told the UC (undercover FBI agent) that he and 'abu' jihad started going to the gym so they could get stronger and 'behad those kuffar,'" the indictment states. "MOHAMED indicated that he wanted to make hijrah and asked for help from the UC. MOHAMED state that he was 'a lion bu killing the kuffar and behading.' In addition, MOHAMED told the UC, 'if I go to Syria I want to be the behading person wallahi this kuffar I want to kill them so many I am thirsty their blood.' MOHAMED indicated he wanted to travel to Syria, Egypt and/or Iraq."
Kuffar is another word for infidel or non-Moslem. Hijrah is defined here as Islamic immigration or movement.
"According to information provided by the Department of Homeland Security, MOHAMED is a 21-year-old lawful permanent resident of the United States who currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, and originally entered the United States as a refugee from Somalia. HUSSEIN is a 20-year-old refugee from Somali who also currently resides in Tucson, Arizona," the indictment continues. "Over the past several months, MOHAMED and HUSSEIN have repeatedly demonstrated their allegiance to and support for ISIS, and have discussed their desire and plans for joining ISIS overseas, in the course of various electronic and audio recorded conversations with an undercover FBI Agent."
The two men purchased flight tickets scheduled to leave the United States with a destination for Cairo, Egypt on July 26, 2019. They were arrested after going through airport security.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/31/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
Wonderful people. I suspect Ilhan is one of the most intelligent.
Why are these characters always caught within territory ? Why not let them go to Cairo and declare them terrorists, have interpol issue red-corner notices whatever, later ? Ban their re-entry.
Somalis are the most despicable race I've come across. They're easily recognizable though, resembling walking penises, with their frizzy hair and reptile eyes. If Indian police, or even the general public comes across one, they say "Oho ! A pirate !"
There are roughly 800 somalis in India, protected by the AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) in the leftist bastion of Hyderabad. They are concentrated there, in the homes and infrastructure provided them by their islamist benefactors, knowing if they venture out they're as good as deported or dead. There has been miscegenation in the past, resulting in passable stock that that tried it's luck in entering local politics and infiltrating law enforcement, but they were 'shut down' by local interests.
We have even had to 'actively supplement' indigenous organized crime sometimes, in driving out African elements, turf wars where foreigners were found on train tracks repeatedly until someone began to wonder why negroids like to walk into oncoming trains... in twos and threes.
The day we let these things into our mainstream, let alone decision-making roles in our society, that day we might as well do our citizens a favor and nuke ourselves.
Many Indian agencies dread the day this globalist nonsense in the west with their 'hug-an-african-or-you're-a-beast' madness ends; we are in for a deluge of these things because they'll flock to the second and third best alternatives. And when the UN 'implores' us to accept them, maybe dangling a UNSC seat before our stupid leaders, we'll be seriously fucked.
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------------------- I hate Somalians and here's why
I hate Somalians. I know it's racist. I know it's stereotyping a group of people but living in Toronto for nine years and in Melbourne for eight I believe it's justified.I have never met a good Somalian. The whole group of people should be banned from any civilized country. I understand that Hindus can be untrustworthy, Pakistanis and Bengalis hotheaded and corrupt respectively and I understand that Afghanis are very tribal-minded. But each group of people has had at least one exception that I've met to make me give them the benefit of doubt until further notice.
Even the Jeddah authorities policing the fucking Hajj hate them. They have to be doubly alert because of the pickpockets and organized con gangs that take the hajj repeatedly to target rich donors. Usually from Somalia and nigeria, they roam around looking for marks braving lashes, beheading, jail.
[DAWN] Indian troops resorted to what officials described as "carpet bombing" of several civilian populated areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmire (AJK) from across the restive Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday, killing two civilians and leaving at least 19 others maimed, including six women and a police constable.
Akhtar Ayub, a disaster management officer based in district headquarters Athmuqam, said that Nauman, 25, son of Matiullah and Bisma Bibi, 17, daughter of Ghulam Murtaza, were killed in Sharda and Katha Chogalli villages, in the upper and lower belts of Neelum valley, respectively.
The shelling first began in Leepa valley, located some 100 kilometres southeast of in Jhelum valley district, at about 12 noon, with Indian troops targeting Batlian and Bijildhaar villages.
Later they expanded the range to the entire valley, targeting the civilian population with mortar guns and rocket launchers, said Waleed Anwar, assistant commissioner of the area.
"In fact it was carpet bombing of the civilian populated areas, he said, adding, Pak troops had responded "befittingly."
Earlier in the day, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated that a man was killed and nine others, including women and kiddies, were maimed due to "unprovoked firing of mortars and artillery guns" by Indian forces along the Line of Control.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/31/2019 00:00 ||
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[DAWN] At least five people have been killed after a loud explosion outside the City cop shoppe in Quetta, DawnNewsTV reported quoting police and hospital officials.
According to the front man for Quetta's Civil Hospital, Waseem Baig, around 34 people have also been injured in the blast, the nature of which was not immediately clear.
The dead and injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital where an emergency was imposed to treat the injured.
Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... Inspector General of Police Mohsin Hassan Butt told DawnNewsTV that police were apparently the target of the blast and coppers are among those injured.
The blast shattered the glass windows of nearby shopping malls and shops. The sound of the earth-shattering kaboom was heard far and wide, causing panic among the people.
[IsraelTimes] IAF F-35 jets said to be behind 2 strikes on Iran-linked targets near Baghdad in 10 days; no comment from IDF.
Israel has expanded its operations against Iranian targets to Iraq, where Air Force jets have struck twice in ten days, a report said Tuesday morning.
Israel commonly conducts strikes in Syrian territory, targeting Iranian missile shipments meant for Lebanese terror group Hezbollah to use against the Jewish state, but strikes in Iraq by Israel have not been reported since the 1981 bombing of a nuclear reactor.
Asharq al-Awsat, an Arabic-language newspaper published in London, cited Western diplomatic sources as saying an Israeli F-35 plane was behind a July 19 strike on a rocket depot in a Shiite militia base north of Baghdad.
The IDF has not commented on the report.
The Saudi-based al-Arabiya network reported at the time that members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and Hezbollah had been killed in the strike. It said the base had shortly before the strike received Iranian ballistic missiles, which had been hidden inside trucks.
Iraq’s military said at the time that one fighter was killed and two Iranians maimed, saying the strike was carried out by an unmanned drone. The United States denied involvement.
Asharq al-Awsat also said that Israel was behind another strike in Iraq carried out Sunday at Camp Ashraf, the former headquarters of the exiled People’s Mujahedin of Iran, located 40 kilometers northeast of Baghdad and 80 kilometers from the Iranian border.
That strike targeted Iranian advisers and a ballistic missile shipment, the report cited sources as saying.
The report also mentioned a strike in Syria last week blamed on Israel, in which nine were killed including six Iranians fighting for the Syrian regime, claiming it was meant to prevent Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... from taking over a strategic hill in the Daraa province in the country’s south.
Israeli missiles targeted "military positions and intelligence facilities belonging to Iran and [pro-Iranian] militias" in the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra early on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at the time.
The other three killed in the strike were pro-regime Syrian fighters, it added.
djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... (IraqiNews.com) ‐ A secret tunnel used by the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... bad boy group was destroyed Tuesday in Mosul city, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said.
In a blurb carried by the privately-owned Alghad Press website, the directorate said that "the tunnel was used by Islamic State bandidosLions of Islam for hiding out and escaping from security forces after the liberation of Mosul from terrorism."
The seizure of the tunnel came during a military operation launched by intelligence forces in al Qayyarah district in Mosul.
The troops managed to destroy the tunnel completely, added the statement.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
07/31/2019 00:00 ||
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[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish warplanes repeatedly bombed a village in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region near Amedi on Tuesday, causing fires as they targeted suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions.
Nine Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s fell on Pirozana, a village in the Amedi district of the Duhok Province, starting at 10:30 a.m., according to mukhtar Isaa Hussein.
"We are urging The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... to stop its airstrikes. We are farmers and poor people who only want to live our lives," Hussein told Rudaw, adding that the PKK should likewise "avoid our region."
The airstrikes did not cause any casualties, but did result in material damage, according to Hussein: "Orchards and groves of our villagers caught fire."
The mayor of Amedi Ismael Mustafa told Rudaw that firefighters had not been able to put out the fires because of ongoing strikes as of mid-afternoon.
However, ars longa, vita brevis... a resident who wanted to remain anonymous for his safety said the Ottoman Turkish airstrike targeted a PKK vehicle 200 meters from the village, killing two people. Rudaw could not independently confirm his claim. Mukhtar Hussein called on both Turkey and the PKK to take their fight else
Pirozana is just two kilometers south of Amedi. The area is close to the Iraq-Turkey border.
Turkey has repeatedly conducted airstrikes against alleged PKK targets near Amedi as part of its Operation Claw targeting the group, which began in May. The second phase of the operation intensified this month.
Amedi authorities told Rudaw earlier this month that six civilians have been killed and 11 injured in 2019 by Ottoman Turkish airstrikes.
Around 360 villages ‐ mostly around Amedi ‐ have been evacuated because of the fighting, according to Mayor Mustafa.
Ottoman Turkish fighter jets neutralized three Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) faceless myrmidons during a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
The Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the Avasin region in coordination with Turkey’s ongoing military offensive Operation Claw, Ottoman Turkish daily Yeni Safak quoted the ministry as saying on Twitter.
The airstrikes also destroyed weapon emplacements and shelters used by PKK terrorists, the ministry added.
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07/31/2019 00:00 ||
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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two Iraqi civilians were maimed Monday in a bomb explosion in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.
"A roadside kaboom targeted a private vehicle on a road between Abu Sayda and al-Abbara districts in Baqubah, some 50 km northeast of Baghdad, leaving two civilians maimed," the source told the Arabic-language Alghad Press website.
"The maimed civilians were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment," the source said, adding that security forces launched a probe into the kaboom.
[IsraelTimes] Around 1,200 people enter the shrine near Nablus in West Bank under heavy military security, as protesters pelt soldiers with rocks.
If only the Palestinians didn’t feel an overwhelming need to be stupidly vicious to the Juices, they could be making pots of money off them selling cream teas and tourist gewgaws like Bethlehem does. But they simply can’t resist, and so the stupidity continues.
Twelve Paleostinians were reported injured Monday night during festivities with Israeli security forces, as around 1,200 Jewish worshipers entered the religious site of Joseph’s Tomb, outside the West Bank city of Nablus.
Joseph’s Tomb is located inside Area A of the West Bank, which is officially under complete Paleostinian Authority control, though the Israeli military conducts activities there. The IDF bars Israeli citizens from entering Area A without prior authorization.
The site is venerated by Jews, Christians and Moslems, and has often been a flashpoint for sectarian violence. Jewish pilgrims are usually only allowed to visit the tomb once a month under heavy armed guard. During these visits, Paleostinians routinely throw rocks at the troops, and sometimes attack them with Molotov cocktails and gunfire.
The military said as preparations were being made for worshipers’ arrival, troops found a pipe bomb in the tomb compound, and detonated it in a controlled manner.
It also said that as worshipers visited rioters burned tires and hurled rocks at the soldiers, who responded with non-lethal means to break up the protests.
Also in the West Bank Monday night, IDF troops arrested 15 Paleostinians wanted for suspected involvement in rioting and terror activities, and took them in for questioning.
[IsraelTimes] Tarek Barghout convicted of carrying out several attacks against Israelis in West Bank alongside Paleostinian former terror leader Zakaria Zubeidi.
The Ofer Military Court on Tuesday sentenced an East Jerusalem lawyer to 13.5 years in jail over four shooting attacks against Israelis in the West Bank, Hebrew-language media reported.
Tarek Barghout, who has an Israeli ID card and belongs to Israel’s Bar Association but lives in Ramallah, committed some of the attacks together with Paleostinian former terrorist leader Zakaria Zubeidi,
..for many years he was head of the Al Aqsa Martyr Brigades in Jenin, though in recent years the PA exiled him to Ramallah. The Martyr Brigades are the military wing of Fatah. It was claimed the Brigades were dismantled in 2007, but evidence militates against that, given that many members work for PA security forces during the day...
who is being charged with carrying out attacks against Israelis dating back over a decade.
Both Zubeidi and Barghout worked for the PA’s Prisoner Affairs Ministry.
All the terror attacks committed by Barghout ended without casualties or with Israelis suffering minor wounds from glass shards, the reports said.
Barghout signed a plea deal with prosecutors, which in a rare occurrence was reached during the initial stages of the investigation.
He began cooperating with his interrogators only after the deal’s principles were laid out. During his questioning, Barghout incriminated Zubeidi.
Both have been in jug since their arrest in late February in Ramallah. Both men were charged in the Samaria Military Court in May.
The Shin Bet security service has said Barghout and Zubeidi shot up an Israeli bus traveling outside the Psagot settlement last December, but failed to hit their target due to inclement weather.
According to the agency, the two had been planning to carry out another shooting attack on the night they were arrested. An M-16 assault rifle and magazines that the security service said were used in the attacks were found in their possession at the time of the arrest raid.
Up until his arrest, Barghout worked on behalf of the Paleostinian Authority representing terror suspects in both civilian courts in Israel and military courts in the West Bank.
Since Zubeidi is accused of many more attacks, including some that had previously been excused under an amnesty deal, the case against him was still ongoing. In May, the Samaria Military Court ordered that he be held behind bars until the legal proceeding against him were completed.
Zubeidi, a 43-year-old former commander for Fatah’s military wing, has been indicted on 24 counts for his role in a number of shooting and bombing attacks starting in 2003.
During the Second Intifada, which broke out in 2000, Zubeidi served as the commander in the Jenin region of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades. He was also suspected of being one of the chief architects of several terror attacks during that time period.
Tareq Barghout, a Ramallah-based lawyer who represented Paleostinians accused by Israel of security-related offenses, was himself arrested in February, along with Paleostinian Authority official Zakaria Zubeidi.
"Barghout fired at Israeli buses and at security forces on a number of occasions," the army said.
Zubeidi, a former head of a bad boy group who later became an official of the PA commission for Paleostinians in Israeli jails, is still awaiting trial.
Both men were charged in May with carrying out shooting attacks in the Ramallah area between November 2016 and January 2019, in which three Israelis were slightly injured.
According to Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency the pair used Zubeidi’s official PA vehicle for transport.
Israeli lawyer Leah Tsemel, representing Barghout, said that he alone fired the shots.
"He said in his statement that he opened fire after feeling that Paleostinians were being treated very unjustly by Israeli courts," she told AFP.
She said that he was also distressed by having to accompany bereaved Paleostinians to receive from Israeli authorities the bodies of loved ones killed in conflict with Israeli forces.
"Once, Barghout fired from a distance at a settlers’ bus to make them understand that they can never feel secure in the occupied territories," Tsemel said.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/31/2019 00:00 ||
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Perhaps American forces could raid and kill the ones responsible for only posting for years about attacking only western targets and not ever once Russia or syria?!? How about going after the pep
Me in the West funding them and their inbred pedophile friends also?!? A fake war on terror for fakemageddpn!
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