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Afghanistan
Three suspects arrested in connection to deadly Kandahar incident
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three people have been tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in connection to the deadly incident in southern Kandahar province that left the Police Chief and Intelligence Chief of the province dead.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a short statement confirmed that three suspects have been identified and arrested in connection to the incident.

The statement further added that the detained individuals are in the custody of the security forces and an investigation is underway.

No further details have been given in this regard and the identities of the detained individuals.

The Police Chief of Kandahar Gen. Abdul Raziq and Intelligence Chief of the province Gen. Abdul Momin Hussain Khel bit the dust in the incident on Thursday.

The governor of the province Zalmay Weesa and the commander of the 404th Zone have sustained injuries.

The Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan has also confirmed that three Americans have sustained injuries but the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
Commander Gen. Scott Miller has escaped the incident unhurt.

Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Three Civilians Killed In An Airstrike In Southern Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least three people, all civilians are reported to have been killed and several maimed in a fresh Arclight airstrike carried out by unidentified warplanes in southern Somalia on Frida.

The aerial bombardment which was the latest in continuing raids took place at Bula-Hajji town, about 90 kilometres north of Kismayo
...a port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia, at the extreme southern end of the country (assuming Somalia can be called a country). It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region...
, the regional capital of Lower Jubba region.

The airstrike struck a residential area, according to local residents, who spoke to Radio Shabelle station in Mogadishu via telephone, without providing further details.

So far, Jubbaland state, which is based in Kismayo is yet to release any statement regarding the reported airstrike targeting the innocent civilians.

Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Tanzanian 'criminals' seeking base in Mozambique: police
[PULSE.NG] Armed Tanzanians are seeking to establish a base in Mozambique, police said Friday, after the arrest of dozens of suspected forces of Evil from Tanzania in connection with deadly Islamist attacks across the border.
Over the last year, more than 50 people have been killed in gun, grenade and knife assaults in a growing jihadist insurgency in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Some 50 Tanzanians are among 180 suspects on trial over the attacks.

"These criminals want to establish a base in Mozambique. But they are fooling themselves as we have good relations with Mozambique and other neighbouring countries," said police chief Simon Sirro, addressing a presser in Dar es Salaam.

Sirro said the Tanzanians, including maiden of tender yearss, were part of a group responsible for several murders of coppers and administrative officials in Tanzania's eastern Pwani province in 2016 and 2017.

The motives of these attacks were unclear and Tanzanian officials are hesitant to point the finger at religious extremism, an extremely sensitive topic in the country.

After the killings in Pwani, President John Magufuli hinted at the motive, saying: "There is no religious faith that teaches people to kill."

Sirro said police recently nabbed
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
104 members of this group trying to enter Mozambique.

"As you know there are those we have arrested, there are those who have been killed in festivities with police ... some managed to cross the border" into Mozambique, said Sirro.

"They hide in the forests, learn how to use weapons of war such as the AK47. This trend comes from foreign countries, we don't have this in Tanzania," he said.

Some 60 percent of Tanzanians identify as Christian and 36 percent as Moslem, according to a 2010 survey from the Washington-based thinktank, the Pew Research Centre.

The country has not had the same struggles with extremism as seen elsewhere in the region, with the only high profile attack the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam.

Militants linked to Somalia's al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
are believed to be active in the country and in 2016 a video circulated of a group of men pledging allegiance 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.

There have been smaller scale attacks -- however it is often unclear whether this is linked to criminal activity rather than Islamism.

The semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, with a majority Moslem population, has been a hotbed of religious tensions, with Islamists blamed for setting churches on fire, attacking Christian leaders and carrying out an acid attack on two British girls in 2013.

Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Saudi Attorney General: Jamal Khashoggi Killed in Consulate Fight
[BREITBART] The Saudi news outlet Al Arabiya reported on Friday that the nation’s Attorney General has confirmed the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the nation’s consulate in Istanbul, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
Khashoggi reportedly died in a "fight" at the consulate, which he visited on October 2 to seek paperwork for an impending marriage, according to his fiance.

According to al-Arabiya, the Saudi government also announced that it has jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
18 people, all Saudi nationals, in relation to Khashoggi’s death. No report has identified the individuals detained or linked the detentions to other reports surfacing this week that the Ottoman Turkish government was investigating 15 Saudi nationals who traveled to the consulate on short notice. Ottoman Turkish media reported on Thursday that one of the 15 suspects died in a "suspicious" car accident in Riyadh that day, another statement the Saudi report on Friday did not comment on.

The Saudi government also announced Friday that it had fired its head of the General Intelligence and that King Salman
...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians....
has ordered the formation of a committee to fully restructure the country’s intelligence agency, led by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Iraq
Anbar antics: turbans attack outpost, 3 turbans permanently unwound, turbans murder honest imam


Islamic State attack security outpost in western Iraq

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants wounded a number of Iraq security members after an attack on their outpost in Anbar province, security sources were quoted saying.

Baghdad Today quoted the sources saying that militants attacked the special operations regiment headquarter west of Ramadi. Four members, including an officer, were wounded in the attack, according to the source.

Three Islamic State members killed in attempt to attack security, west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three Islamic State militants were killed as they attempted attacking a security checkpoint, west of Anbar, a paramilitary official said on Friday.

In remarks to Almaalomah website, Qutri al-Obeidi, of the mobilization forces in Anbar, said “security troops managed to kill three Islamic State members while attempting to attack a security checkpoint at the Kilo 18 region, west of Anbar. No casualties among security troops occurred.”

Security troops, according to Obeidi, “tightened security measures along the strategic road there to avoid security failure.”

Imam of mosque killed in wake of sermon urging fighting Islamic State militants in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A paramilitary official from Anbar province has provided death about the murdering of an Imam of a mosque, west of Anbar.

“Members of Islamic State stormed into house of Mounir Okab al-Duleimi, Imam of a mosque in Rutba town, west of Anbar, and shot him dead,” Qutri al-Obeidi, of the mobilization forces of Anbar, told Almaalomah website on Friday.

“Investigations showed that murdering Duleimi came in the wake of his Friday sermon, that he gave last week, urging necessity to fight Islamic State members,” he added.

Troops, according to Obeidi, “carried out a campaign in search for the perpetrators.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Thousands of Palestinians protest on Gaza border
[Ynet] Most demonstrators keep away from fence but some burn tires closer; Paleostinians breached fence and flee back into the strip three times, Israeli troops opened fire on infiltrators in one instance.

Some 10,000 Paleostinians protested as part of Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw,'s "March of Return" campaign at several spots along the Gazoo border on Friday evening, with Israeli defense officials saying the festivities were the calmest over the past seven months and that Hamas has been able to rein in the violence.

The IDF said most of the protesters have been keeping their distance from the border fence, while dozens were burning tires and throwing rocks with slingshots closer to the fence.

There were also fewer incidents of rioters hurling explosives, Molotov cocktails and grenades at IDF troops. Israeli troops responded with crowd dispersal measures.

Defense officials estimated Hamas deployed gunnies to the border fence area to calm down protesters and prevent violence. In addition, Lebanese TV network Al Mayadeen reported the IDF also sent text messages to Gazoo residents, warning them not to come to the border.

Nevertheless, Paleostinians managed to breach the border fence, enter Israeli territory and flee back into the strip three times. In one of the cases, the IDF shot up the infiltrators. The IDF said "all infiltration incidents were being monitored by the forces."

Hamas' al-Aqsa TV aired footage of Paleostinians climbing over the fence and others breaching it and entering into Israeli territory. Others used cutters to tear down parts of the barrier.

Gazoo's Health Ministry reported 130 Paleostinians were maimed by Israeli fire and six of them were at death's door. About 30 Paleostinians suffered tear gas inhalation.

The IDF has deployed large forces along the border and has been preparing for the possibility the "March of Return" protest will escalate later. IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot held a situation assessment on the border.

An IAF shot up a terror cell launching incendiary balloons from Gazoo into Israel.

Meanwhile firefighting teams with aid from the KKL and the Nature and Parks Authority have been working since the early morning hours to put out three fires caused by incendiary balloons.

The Hamas terror group said in a statement that "the persistence of the people in Gazoo and the mass participation in the 30th week to the 'March of Return' to break the blockade is the biggest response to the threats of the Israeli enemy, as it serves as a great incentive for our people.

Hamas official Ismail Radwan added that "no element has asked us to stop the protests. Even the Egyptians stressed it is our right to protest."

Earlier, the Hamas-led organizing committee of the weekly "March of Return" riots issued an unusual announcement, telling demonstrators not to approach the Gazoo border fence during the protests.

The Paleostinians were asked not to come near the border fence so Israel would not have an excuse to attack the coastal enclave.

"Your blood is valuable, keep it to establish the homeland," the announcement read.

Sources in Gazoo further told Ynet Hamas is expected to tone down the display of violence.

The sources added that talks held with Egyptian intelligence officials, as well as Israel's warning that further escalation in the strip would force it to launch a military campaign in Gazoo, would motivate the terror organization to curb the violence.

Israeli decision-makers believe that restraining the festivities along the border fence would restore calm there.

Skirmishes resembling to last Friday's riots, during which the Paleostinians placed an bomb on the fence, with 20 of them breaching it and prompting the IDF to open fire, would leave Israel with little choice but to launch a limited military campaign in Gazoo, credible sources told Ynet.
The Times of Israel adds:
According to reports, Egypt had warned Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", that renewed protests would bring a heavy Israeli response.

Khaled al-Batsh, a big shot of the Iran-backed Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
terror group and an organizer of the march, wrote in a statement thanking the Egyptian military intelligence delegation for its work bringing about a limited ceasefire with Israel on Wednesday and Thursday.

He also said the delegation was due to visit the Gazoo Strip again the following week to continue the negotiation efforts.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Situation in Idlib heats up as intense clashes breakout between Syrian Army and jihadists
[ALMASDARNEWS] The situation in Idlib has heated up amid reports that the jihadist rebels have once again refused to leave the designated buffer zone.

On Friday, intense festivities would breakout between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels in the eastern countryside of Idlib after the former heavily shelled Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s positions near the Abu Dhuhour Airbase.

According to a military source in eastern Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s positions with missiles and artillery shells at the Khuwayn and Zarzour axes; this prompted a powerful response from the jihadists.

The jihadists would fire a plethora of missiles towards the Abu Dhuhour area of eastern Idlib, prompting another response from the Syrian Arab Army.

This latest confrontation comes just 24 hours after the commander of the Tiger Forces Suheil al-Hassan arrived in east Idlib with one of the leaders of the 5th Corps.

The source says that the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to kickoff a new offensive inside the eastern part of the buffer zone, as the jihadist rebels have refused to leave the area.

Heavy weapons ‘present at rear defense lines’ in Idlib’s demilitarised zone

[ALMASDARNEWS] Armed gunnies were seen in the area surrounding the northern province of Idlib, where a demilitarised buffer zone is meant to have been established, footage from Tuesday shows.

According to Abdel Salam Abdel Razaq of the ’National Front for the Liberation of Syria,’: "Defense lines remain intact, and elements [fighters] are still at their locations. Light weapons are still there, including 14.5′ and 23′ rifles [sic], and anti-tank weapons."

He added that the implementation of the agreement is "smooth and easy and with no complications."

Tiger Forces commander arrives in east Idlib as offensive is reportedly back on

[ALMASDARNEWS] The commander of the Tiger Forces arrived in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Thursday, the group’s official media wing reported.

Major General Suheil al-Hassan of the Tiger Forces reportedly arrived at the Abu Dhuhour Airbase in eastern Idlib on Thursday morning after receiving orders from the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) High Command to deploy to this front.

The Tiger Forces leader reportedly toured the battlefield around the eastern Idlib front along with the commander of the 5th Corps.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive in east Idlib is back on for now, but this could change if the jihadist rebels leave the designated buffer zone.

Should the jihadist rebels not withdraw from the buffer zone in the coming days, then the Syrian Arab Army will launch their long-awaited operation in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.

The Syrian Army has already begun military exercises near the Idlib front-lines, with their air force conducting several reconnaissance flights over the jihadist positions.

Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian Army reinforcements reach lines in west Aleppo after jihadists refuse to leave Al-Zahraa
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) gave the jihadist rebels until October 15th to withdrawal their forces from the al-Zahra’a axis in west Aleppo before they would make their decision regarding whether or not they would launch an offensive at this front.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
and their allies refused to leave the al-Zahra’a axis in west Aleppo on October 15th, despite repeated by threats by the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian military.

The jihadist group would send their response to the Syrian Army in the form of a barrage of missiles on the densely populated New Aleppo District, prompting the Syrian Arab Army to unleash a flurry of projectiles on their supply lines to the al-Zahra’a Association Quarter.

Since October 15th, the jihadist rebels have heavily attacked west Aleppo everyday in a defiant act to egg the Syrian Arab Army and their allies on.

The Syrian Army has now responded by sending a large number of reinforcements to the fringes of the al-Zahra’a Association Quarter, where they joined forces with the Elite Republican Guard troops that have been at the front-lines with the jihadists since the battle of Aleppo in 2012.

It appears as of now that the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to kickoff their operation in the coming weeks, as they look to end Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s last presence around the scenic provincial capital.

Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


YPG kills several Turkish-backed rebels in two ambushes
[ALMASDARNEWS] The YPG managed to kill several members of the Ottoman Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) forces after carrying out two separate ambushes in the Afrin region of northwest Aleppo.

According to the YPG’s official media wing, their forces targeted a base belonging to the Hamza Brigade in the village of Qimara on October 16th.

As a result of this ambush, a total of four Free Syrian Army fighters were killed, while three others were badly maimed during the YPG’s surprise attack.

Of the rebels killed, three were identified as Abdullah al-Mar’i, Mohammad Suleiman, and Abu Yaqoob Hamza.

The second YPG attack targeted a military vehicle belonging to the Free Syrian Army in the Afrin region.

The YPG said their roadside kaboom killed at least two fighters from the al-Sham Regiment, while two others were badly maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syrian Army unleashes powerful assault against ISIS terrorists in southern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a powerful assault against the hard boyz of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) this week, targeting the latter’s positions in the al-Safa region.

Led by their 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army fired a large number of missiles and artillery shells towards the Islamic State’s hideouts and trenches in al-Safa, while their allies from the Russian Aerospace Forces repeatedly bombed the hard boyz from the air.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian military and Islamic State agreed to a ceasefire earlier this week in an effort to free the hostages currently being held by the terrorist group in an unknown location.

However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
the deal would later collapse after the Islamic State attempted to advance their positions in the al-Safa region.

Since then, the Syrian Arab Army has been pounding the remaining Islamic State fighters in the area, while also pushing further up the steep cliffs of the al-Safa region.

Posted by: Fred || 10/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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Sat 2018-10-20
  Anjem Choudary Released from Prison
Fri 2018-10-19
  ISIS Returns: Sick terrorists take 700 hostage - Putin issues warning
Thu 2018-10-18
  Afghan guards open fire at Afghan-NATO meeting in Kandahar, injuring 2 Americans - reports
Wed 2018-10-17
  Mastermind behind Ahvaz terrorist attack killed in Iraq’s Diyala, IRGC says
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  Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance
Mon 2018-10-15
  Jihadist rebels reinforce front-lines near Idlib buffer zone, no withdrawal
Sun 2018-10-14
  4 ISIS militants blown up by own explosives in Kunar province
Sat 2018-10-13
  Indian troops kill key Kashmiri fighter in Handwara siege
Fri 2018-10-12
  Easing frayed ties, Turkish court allows US pastor to go free
Thu 2018-10-11
  Afghan officials get 20 years for handing secrets to Pakistan
Wed 2018-10-10
  Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Tue 2018-10-09
  Nikki Haley Resigns As US Ambassador To The UN
Mon 2018-10-08
  IDF fires at Gazans launching incendiary balloons at Israel
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