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Somalia's al-Shabab commanders 'killed' in strike
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Good morning
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#1  Birthday Gam Shot

Janet Montgomery [English][Filmography](age 28)

Reclining Design

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 10/29/2013 10:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Word for the day is "pulchritude."
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#3  beauty
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Taliban Shadow Governor Arrested in Jawzjan
[TOLONEWS] Local officials of northern Jawzjan province said on Monday that the Taliban's shadow governor of Aqcha District was nabbed
You have the right to remain silent...
with two others on Sunday night during an operation carried out jointly between Afghan and coalition troops.

Officials said the myrmidon leader's name was Jawid, but he also reportedly goes by Qari Shafiqullah.

The operation in which Jawid was apprehended was conducted by Afghan and foreign troops in Aqcha, according to provincial security official. NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
's air force was said to have been involved in the operation.

No military or civilians casualties were reported.

The Taliban has not yet commented on the arrest.

Jawzjan is one of the more restive provinces in Afghanistan, and like others that continue to see a heavy myrmidon presence, underground structures of community governance and law enforcement have been erected there.

Ahead of the 2014 elections, Afghan cops have ramped up operations across the country, in part to prevent forces of Evil and extralegal authorities like Jawid from interfering in the election process.

The potential negative affect security issues could have on voter turnout and the integrity of the elections is a major concern for Afghan officials.

The operation on Sunday night marked an example of coalition troops and Afghan forces working together to fight the Taliban insurgency that has gripped the country in conflict since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. As foreign troops prepare to depart Afghanistan in late 2014, Afghan forces have increasingly assumed greater responsibility for security operations.

we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
NATO air support has been cited as still a critical aid the Afghan forces require.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Somalia's al-Shabab commanders 'killed' in strike
[BBC.CO.UK] An air strike in southern Somalia has killed two senior commanders of the krazed killer Islamist group, al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
, residents have told the BBC.
Also confirmed by NBC News.
The strike destroyed the vehicle the faceless myrmidons were travelling in between the towns of Jilib and Barawe, seen as a major base of al-Shabaab, they said.

The US launched a failed raid in Barawe earlier this month to capture an al-Shabaab commander.

Al-Shabaab is the main al-Qaeda-linked group in East Africa.

A Kenyan military source told the BBC their troops had raided Jilib, and that there might have been some casualties.

there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
correspondents say it is unlikely that they carried out the air strike.

Residents of Jilib, some 120km (75 miles) north of the port of Kismayo, told the BBC that it was probably a drone attack that killed the al-Shabaab commanders.

One of those killed was al-Shabaab's top explosives expert, also known as Anta, a member of the group told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

"This afternoon, I heard a big crash and saw a drone disappearing far into the sky, at least two faceless myrmidons died," local resident Hassan Nur was quoted by Rooters news agency as saying.

"I witnessed a Suzuki car burning, many al-Shabaab men came to the scene. I could see them carry the remains of two corpses," he said. "It was a heavy missile that the drone dropped. Many cars were driving ahead of me but the drone targeted this Suzuki."
A Hellfire on a Suzuki? That's at least a little over-kill...
At least 67 people were killed last month when al-Shaboobs seized the Westgate shopping centre in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

US commandos raided Barawe after the attack, but had to retreat after meeting heavy resistance. The US was believed to have sought to capture al-Shabaab commander Abdukadir Mohammed Abdukadir, also known as Ikrima. Barawe residents say Ikrima is an al-Shabaab leader with responsibility for logistics, who is usually accompanied by about 20 well-armed guards.
All in a Suzuki...
The US has carried out a series of air strikes in Somalia. In 2008, one killed al-Shabaab commander Aden Hashi Ayro.

A year later, another strike killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, who was accused of involvement in the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi and the 2002 attacks on a hotel and airline in Mombasa.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Sounds liek the disciples all in one accord, a juicy target for the Romans as it were.

Posted by: Shipman || 10/29/2013 15:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry Ship, it was a Suzuki, not an Accord.
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 10/29/2013 22:11 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Egypt: Two Senior Jihadists Detained In Sinai
[Ynet] Egyptian security forces incarcerated
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
two of the most dangerous jihadists operating in Sinai, Egyptian security sources reported. The two are accused of planning and executing multiple terror attacks against police and army forces in Sinai.

Sources say the two bully boyz were flown under heavy security from Sinai to Cairo for investigation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2013 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

Bomb Strikes Benghazi Reception Hall
[An Nahar] A bomb went kaboom! early Monday outside a reception hall in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, damaging the building without wounding anyone, security officials said.

"Unknown assailants on Monday morning threw an bomb at a building housing a reception hall," security forces front man Colonel Abdallah al-Zaidi said.

Zaidi said the homemade bomb contained some 12 kilograms (26 pounds) of TNT.

Two days earlier a bomb had went kaboom! in the car of an electoral official in the same neighborhood in Benghazi, damaging five cars but causing no casualties.

That kaboom took place in the parking lot of a school that was being used as a center for the committee organizing municipal elections, for which no date has yet been set.

Benghazi, the cradle of the 2011 revolution that toppled longtime ruler Muammar Qadaffy
...Proof that a madman with money will be politely received for at least 42 years until his people get tired of him and kill him...
, now sees near-daily attacks and bombings, mainly targeting Libya's fledgling security forces and Western missions.

The government has called on the rebel brigades that overthrew Qadaffy to lay down their arms or join the security forces, but several militias have ignored its pleas and carved out their own fiefdoms across the vast, mostly-desert country.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Tear Gas Fired to Disperse pro-Morsi Demo in Egypt
[An Nahar] Egyptian security forces on Monday fired tear gas to disperse students protesting in support of ousted Islamist president Mohmamed Morsi, security officials said.

The protesters marched outside the campus of Al-Azhar University in Cairo and blocked a main road as they chanted against the military that overthrew Morsi in July amid massive protests against his rule.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, as police fired tear gas and birdshot to disperse the students.

By late afternoon soldiers had dispersed the protesters and reopened the road, littered with stones and tear gas canisters, an Agence La Belle France Presse correspondent said.

As police and Morsi opponents have violently broken up Islamist protests on the streets, supporters of the ousted president have sought to regroup on campuses to press their demand for his reinstatement.

Demonstrations took place last week at the universities of Al-Azhar and Cairo, where scuffles broke out between supporters and opponents of Morsi.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Posted by: ranttrash 191966 || 10/29/2013 0:47 Comments || Top||

Peace volunteer shot dead in Bajaur
[Dawn] Unidentified armed persons rubbed out a member of Salarzai Peace Committee in Dara area of Salarzai tehsil in Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
on Sunday.

According to the local administration, Ghaus Rehman, a member of the village defence committee, was on way to his home from the bazaar when unidentified gunnies opened firing on him. He was maimed in the attack and was taken to agency headquarters hospital in Khar where he succumbed to his wounds.

The members of local peace committee and personnel of Bajaur Levies reached the spot soon after the incident but the assailants managed to escape. No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack.

The local administration with the help of the members of peace committee placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
several suspected during a joint search operation in the area.

...back at the shouting match, the spittle had reached unprecedented levels...
security forced defused several bombs planted along a road in Lovisam area of tehsil Khar on Sunday.

Officials said that local people informed the administration about the presence of the bombs in the area.

The security forces with the help of volunteers of local defence committee launched search operation in the area and recovered several bombs. The devices were defused safely.

The administration has beefed up security across the agency to maintain law and order in the region. Officials said that additional personnel of Levies were deployed at various checkpoints and sensitive places to avert any untoward incident.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: TTP

11 wounded in attacks as LEAs try to rein in Lyari violence
[Dawn] Eleven people were maimed on Sunday in gun and grenade attacks by warring gangs in Lyari
...one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated. Lyari has few schools, substandard hospitals, a poor water system, limited infrastructure, and broken roads. It is a stronghold of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Ubiquitous gang activity and a thriving narcotics industry make Lyari one of the most disturbed places in Karachi, which is really saying a lot....
on the fourth consecutive day of violence despite a 'grand' operation by police and Rangers and reports that the gangs had agreed to a 'truce'.

The fresh attacks took place in Storied Baghdad
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Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

More polio cases surface in KP, Fata
[Dawn] The National Institute of Health Islamabad has confirmed four new polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
cases, including two from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and one from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
, according to officials.

They said that the fourth victim of polio belonged to a Pakhtun family, currently living in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...

Officials said that Fata had recorded 38 polio cases, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa had seven, Sindh had five and Punjab had recorded three out of the total cases reported in 2013 so far.

According to them, the new cases have brought the nationwide polio count to 53. They said that 58 polio cases were recorded last year in the country. According to the laboratory report, one-year-old Bushra, daughter of Abdullah, a resident of Hindikhel area in Frontier Region of Bannu, has been tested positive for polio. She remained unvaccinated since June 2012. Similarly, one-year-old Tufail, son of Nair Shah, a resident of Mirdadkhel in Khyber Agency, was also diagnosed with polio. He didn't get oral polio vaccine.

Two-month-old Nazeefa, daughter of Zia ul Haq, a resident of village Miramand Banda in Swabi, was also confirmed with poliomyelitis as she didn't receive any dose of the oral vaccine.

Officials said that Fata and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa had become a challenge for vaccinators, who were not able to reach the children in inaccessible areas. Killing of 17 people in polio-related activities by alleged snuffies also caused problem of refusals in Swabi and Mardan, they said.

The situation in Fata, which is a clear threat to global efforts for polio eradication, will be difficult to improve because of the ban imposed by Taliban in North and South Wazoo on vaccination and mass exoduses from Khyber Agency in the wake of the military operation.

The fourth victim of polio, one-year-old Rehmatullah, son of Yar Mohammad, also belongs to a Pakhtun family presently living in Gadap Town of Karachi.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Gaza Rockets Spark Israel Raid on Eve of Prisoner Deal
[An Nahar] Israeli warplanes raided the northern Gazoo Strip on Monday after snuffies fired rockets over the border, as Israel readied to free a new batch of Paleostinian prisoners.

It was the first air strike on Gazoo in more than two months and came shortly after two rockets were fired towards southern Israel.

Despite the flareup along the Gazoo border, which has been quiet for months, Israeli officials said it was unlikely to affect the prisoner release which is due to take place on Tuesday night as part of the ongoing direct peace talks with the Paleostinians.

Witnesses said the air strike targeted a training ground west of Beit Lahiya which was used by snuffies from the armed wing of Gazoo's ruling Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, movement.

Neither the air strike nor the earlier rocket attacks on southern Israel caused any damage or casualties.

The Israeli military confirmed the strike, saying the air force had struck "two concealed rocket launchers" in northern Gazoo following an earlier cross-border attack.

"This targeted strike ... is an immediate response to the terrorist aggression and its infrastructure in Gazoo. Hamas must take responsibility for these actions or pay the price for inaction," said a statement issued by Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, a military front man.

Earlier on Monday, snuffies fired two rockets at the southern Israeli port city of Ashkelon, one of which was shot down by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the army said.

And on Sunday, a mortar shell was fired over the border that also caused no damage or injuries. In September, there were two instances of rocket fire, but Israel did not respond.

It was the first Israeli air strike since August 14 when the air force hit targets in the same area, also in response to rocket fire.

That attack occurred just hours after Israel released a first batch of 26 Paleostinian prisoners in line with commitments which led to a resumption of direct peace talks in late July, following months of sustained US pressure.

But Monday's scuffle along the Gazoo border was not expected to have any impact on plans to free a second batch of prisoners, with a bigwig telling Agence La Belle France Presse it "won't delay" the release of 26 long-term inmates.

The list of prisoners slated for release, 21 of them from the West Bank and five from Gazoo, was approved on Monday by senior Israeli ministers.

The names were published later that night, giving victims' families and groups 48 hours to mount a legal challenge before the release goes ahead.

All but one of them were tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
before the signing of the 1993 Oslo peace accords, which won the Paleostinians limited self-rule but failed to bring about an independent state.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to release a total of 104 Paleostinians in four stages in line with commitments which brought about a resumption of direct talks on July 30 after a hiatus of nearly three years.
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#1  Paleos never missing an opportunity to miss an opportubity.
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra || 10/29/2013 15:19 Comments || Top||

Israel arrests Hamas members in West Bank
[Al Ahram] Israel placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
10 West Bank-based members of the Islamist movement Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, overnight, the army said Monday, although Paleostinian officials put the number at 15. "Ten Hamas operatives were tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
overnight across the West Bank," an army spokeswoman told AFP, without giving any further details or reasons for the arrests.

Hamas has ruled the Gazoo Strip since it took over the territory in 2007, but many of its members remain in the West Bank, which is home to the Paleostinian Authority, dominated by president the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
's Fatah party.

Paleostinian security officials told AFP that Israel had on Sunday night arrested 15 Hamas members in the northern West Bank cities of Tulkarem and Nablus, and the southern city of Hebron.

The officials said two of those arrested in Hebron were Paleostinian MPs who were tossed into the calaboose several times before, but the army spokeswoman could not confirm this.

The remainder were mostly students, the Paleostinian officials said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  They will all be released in a couple of months, thanks to pressure from the White House's Keynesian Kenyan Kannibal spawn of a Mau Mau Mominine...

However this will be their likely fate once returned home in Gazza:

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Southeast Asia
Blast kills three as bomb squad lured to decoy in southern Thailand
Three members of an bomb disposal team were killed in an explosion while examining another device in Narathiwat province yesterday.

Pol Lt Col Prateep Suksarn said the blast happened about 9:50 a.m. The bomb squad had rushed to the scene after a report that a bomb had been planted in a hole next to the road. The bomb squad turned on a mobile phone signal jammer while examining the hole, and confirmed the presence of a bomb.

At the same time, another bomb buried nearby exploded. The powerful blast hurled the bodies of deputy squad leader, Pol Sub Lt Chaen Warongpaisith, and squad members Pol Sub Lt Jaroon Mekruang and Pol Sgt Nimit Deewong, a distance of about 40 meters. A chief warrant officer was injured in the explosion.

Bomb squad members continued to scour the scene and found another bomb inside a gas cylinder, connected to wires leading to nearby trees. They disabled it with a water cannon.

In Pattani province, a combined force of police, rangers and officials yesterday nabbed a suspect in the 2006 abduction and killing of a teacher. They raided a house acting on information that Mayiding Jaru, a suspect wanted for the shooting of Pol Snr Sgt Maj Phurit Wanthong on Feb 12 of that year, was hiding there.

The security team did not find Mr. Mayiding but instead arrested Ahama Kajeh, a Runda Kumpulan Kecil suspect wanted on two warrants. Under the first warrant, Mr Ahama was suspected of involvement in the abduction of Juling Pongkanmoon, a teacher, on May 19, 2006. She was later found beaten to death. Under the other warrant, he was wanted for a shooting attack on a train on June 21, 2008, in which three railway officials and a police officer were killed and a policeman wounded.
Posted by: ryuge || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

14 Charged with Car Bomb Plots, Including One in Maamoura
[An Nahar] A Lebanese and a Turkish man, who are in jug, and 12 others were on Monday charged with forming a network to carry out terrorist activities, including boom-mobileings, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr issued the charges against them for preparing booby-trapped cars and parking them in different residential areas for the purpose of blowing them up.

LBCI identified the suspects as Mohammed al-Atrash, a Lebanese, and Turkish national Mohammed Erdemir.

A booby-trapped car was found this month in al-Maamoura district of Beirut's southern suburbs, containing around 50 kilograms of explosives.

The vehicle was laden with three landmines, six anti-vehicle grenades, a quantity of TNT, and some 20 kilograms of aluminum powder that is mixed with yellow sulfur and electric fuses, the army has said.

NNA said the 14-member network was planning to blow up the car before it was found and the explosives were defused.

According to LBCI, al-Atrash and Erdemir admitted during their questioning that Omar al-Atrash was part of the terrorist network.

Al-Atrash, a resident of the northeastern border town of Arsal, was killed when his car went kaboom! earlier this month.

Arsal residents were quick to bury him after claiming that he was killed in a rocket attack on his vehicle in an area that separates Arsal and the Syrian border.

Security forces had raised doubt about their claim. Sources had said that the residents prevented police from examining al-Atrash's body or open a probe into his murder.

They hinted that al-Atrash died when the booby-trapped vehicle that he was driving accidentally went kaboom!.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

17 Charged with Firing Rockets at Baabda, Dahieh
[An Nahar] A number of suspects were charged on Monday in the case of firing rockets at Baabda and Beirut's southern suburbs of Dahieh.

Military Examining Magistrate Fadi Sawwan charged 17 nabbed
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
suspects in the case.

Ten of the suspects were previously charged with forming an armed gang aimed at carrying out terrorist activity and firing rockets.

They were also accused of attempted murder.

If convicted, all these charges can lead to the maximum punishment of the death penalty.

Sawwan also issued search an investigation warrants against a number of Lebanese and Syrian individuals.

On August 30, State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr ordered the detention of suspects allegedly involved in the cases of firing rockets from Ballouneh on Baabda and from the South towards Israel.

Media reports had said that the suspected intended to target the Defense Ministry in Yarze, but one rocket hit a high-voltage power line in a nearby town and a second rocket failed to launch. The launchpads were found in Ballouneh.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

3 Soldiers Wounded as Army Deploys in Bab al-Tabbaneh
[An Nahar] Three soldiers were maimed on Monday during a clash with gunnies in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
as they deployed in their neighborhood, part of a security plan in the capital of the North.

One of the soldiers was badly maimed after gunnies from the district of Bab al-Tabbaneh opened fire on them. The army responded to the sources of fire as the soldiers deployed heavily in the area.

Their deployment with armored vehicles came as they previously enhanced their presence in the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.

On Monday evening, two hand grenades were hurled in the stream of the Abu Ali River in Bab al-Tabbaneh, radio Voice of Leb (93.3) reported.

It noted that the grenades were followed by heavy gunfire.

The same radio station also said a gunfire exchange erupted on the Souk al-Qameh-Hay al-Saydeh axis in the northern city. The army responded to the sources of fire.

Later on Monday, Voice of Leb said "Bab al-Tabbaneh's holy mans have only agreed to the army's deployment on the frontiers without troops entering the internal neighborhoods and streets to pursue the sons of the area."

It said four people were maimed in the evening, identifying them as Mahmoud Merhi, Ibrahim al-Khatib, Osama Hussein and Mohammed Youssef.

...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
two gunnies on a cycle of violence opened fire on a house belonging to the pro-Hizbullah al-Mouri family in al-Zahriyeh area, according to the radio station.

One week of festivities between the rival districts has left scores of casualties.

The neighborhoods have been at odds for decades, but skirmishes began to flare with increasing intensity after the Syrian uprising began in March 2011.

The two areas are home to opponents and supporters of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

Man Detained over Transferring Twin Bombings Suspects to Syria
[An Nahar] Lebanese security forces jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
a person who allegedly facilitated the fleeing of several suspects involved in the twin bombings that targeted two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...

According to the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat published on Monday, the detained man is smuggling the suspects to the neighboring country Syria, including Ahmed Merhi, who is reportedly the driver of the second explosive-laden vehicle that blew up near al-Taqwa mosque.

On October 14, seven people involved in the August bombings were charged, including three in jug.

The charges include the formation of an armed gang for the purpose of carrying out terrorist activities and the bombing of al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques on August 23.

Forty-five people were killed and over 800 maimed in the twin bombings.
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Syria MP Abducted by Islamist Fighters
[An Nahar] A Sunni Arab politician was kidnapped by Islamist fighters during festivities with members of his pro-regime tribe in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, a monitoring group reported Monday.

Fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham rebel group and jihadists from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) kidnapped MP Mohanna Faisal al-Fayyad on Sunday evening, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The abduction, the Britannia-based Observatory said, followed two days of festivities between members of Fayyad's tribe, which supports the regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
, and the rebels groups.

Most of the oil-rich Deir Ezzor province is in rebel hands.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

War Prevents Inspection of Two Syria Chemical Sites
[An Nahar] The security situation in war-torn Syria has prevented international inspectors from visiting two remaining chemical weapons sites, the global watchdog said Monday.

Inspectors had by Sunday visited 21 of 23 chemical sites, but "the two remaining sites have not been visited due to security reasons," The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a statement.

Efforts by the joint OPCW-United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical arsenal by mid-2014 "to ensure the conditions necessary for safe access to those sites will continue," said the OPCW, which won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Syria has submitted a formal declaration of its chemical weapons program ahead of an October 27 deadline, together with a general plan of destruction.

Inspectors on the unprecedented mission in a war zone were supposed to have visited all sites declared by Syria by the same deadline of Sunday.

Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a U.S.-Russian deal agreed last month that headed off military strikes on Syria.

Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Trampler of Homs...
's regime has handed over an inventory of its chemical weapons and facilities, and international inspectors are already busy inspecting and destroying them.

A first monthly report of the inspectors, covering their work on the ground since October 1, is to be sent to the U.N. Security Council by U.N. chief the ephemeral Ban Ki-moon
... of whom it can be said to his credit that he is not Kofi Annan...

The OPCW's Executive Council will use the Syrian declaration to decide by November 15 on "destruction milestones" for Syria's arsenal.

Syria has also sent in a declaration of its chemical weapons activities and facilities, meeting its obligations as a new state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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Activists: Rocket Kills 5 In Syrian Town
[Ynet] Activists say a rocket has smashed into the home of a family in the embattled Syrian Christian town of Sadad, killing five people.

Rami Abdurrahman from the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said Sunday it wasn't clear whether the projectile was fired by Syrian soldiers or al-Qaeda linked rebels. The two groups have been clashing in the town north of Damascus for the past week. Abdurrahman said the rocket strike occurred overnight Friday.
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