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Mukhlas, Amrozi and Samudra executed
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Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hqas she just had a peel party or is she anticipating one?
Posted by: Richard of Oregon || 11/08/2008 5:17 Comments || Top||

#2  What no leg shot?
Posted by: Jack is Back! || 11/08/2008 6:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Are thee blind young man?
Posted by: .5MT || 11/08/2008 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  I want peel there clothes...
Posted by: Omuter Bourbon7362 || 11/08/2008 15:01 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Ethiopia: Oromo Liberation Front leader shot dead
(SomaliNet) Authorities said on Friday that an Ethiopian rebel leader blamed for blasts in Addis Ababa was lured into a farmer's house in the rural west and then shot dead.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's government, the biggest US ally and military power in the turbulent Horn of Africa, faces a cluster of insurgency movements in its outer regions.

"Legesse Wegi, military commander and central committee member of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), and some of his followers were killed on Wednesday in Kelem district of the western Wellega region," police said in a statement.

It said Legesse, whose OLF has fought for autonomy for the southern Oromo region since 1993, was behind 12 "terrorist" attacks and fatal bombs in Addis Ababa in the last few years.

"He was lured into the home of a farmer to eat food and was then killed by the locals in cooperation with security forces while he was trying to escape," police said. "Some of his followers were also killed, while some others surrendered to security forces, appealing for mercy," the statement added, without giving more details. There was no immediate confirmation from the OLF.

Earlier this week, Ethiopian authorities paraded on TV more than a dozen people they said were captured OLF leaders.

Ethiopia says the OLF and other groups are supported by neighbour Eritrea. Asmara denies that, saying Meles's oppressive policies have sparked resistance movements.

A string of explosions have gone off in Ethiopia's highland capital Addis Ababa in recent years, some killing several people at a time, others just causing damage. - Reuters
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  was lured into a farmer's house in the rural west and then shot dead.

"but you'll have to sleep in the barn as my 14 yr old daughter's home"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2008 6:53 Comments || Top||

#2  And in the spirit of this little event, I present to you some Bob Dylan lyrics:

I pounded on a farmhouse
Lookin' for a place to stay.
I was mighty, mighty tired,
I had gone a long, long way.
I said, "Hey, hey, in there,
Is there anybody home?"
I was standin' on the steps
Feelin' most alone.
Well, out comes a farmer,
He must have thought that I was nuts.
He immediately looked at me
And stuck a gun into my guts.

I fell down
To my bended knees,
Saying, "I dig farmers,
Don't shoot me, please!"
He cocked his rifle
And began to shout,
"You're that travelin' salesman
That I have heard about."
I said, "No! No! No!
I'm a doctor and it's true,
I'm a clean-cut kid
And I been to college, too."

Then in comes his daughter
Whose name was Rita.
She looked like she stepped out of
La Dolce Vita.
I immediately tried to cool it
With her dad,
And told him what a
Nice, pretty farm he had.
He said, "What do doctors
Know about farms, pray tell?"
I said, "I was born
At the bottom of a wishing well."

Well, by the dirt 'neath my nails
I guess he knew I wouldn't lie.
"I guess you're tired,"
He said, kinda sly.
I said, "Yes, ten thousand miles
Today I drove."
He said, "I got a bed for you
Underneath the stove.
Just one condition
And you go to sleep right now,
That you don't touch my daughter
And in the morning, milk the cow."

I was sleepin' like a rat
When I heard something jerkin'.
There stood Rita
Lookin' just like Tony Perkins.
She said, "Would you like to take a shower?
I'll show you up to the door."
I said, "Oh, no! no!
I've been through this before."
I knew I had to split
But I didn't know how,
When she said,
"Would you like to take that shower, now?"

Well, I couldn't leave
Unless the old man chased me out,
'Cause I'd already promised
That I'd milk his cows.
I had to say something
To strike him very weird,
So I yelled out,
"I like Fidel Castro and his beard."
Rita looked offended
But she got out of the way,
As he came charging down the stairs
Sayin', "What's that I heard you say?"

I said, "I like Fidel Castro,
I think you heard me right,"
And ducked as he swung
At me with all his might.
Rita mumbled something
'Bout her mother on the hill,
As his fist hit the icebox,
He said he's going to kill me
If I don't get out the door
In two seconds flat,
"You unpatriotic,
Rotten doctor Commie rat."

Well, he threw a Reader's Digest
At my head and I did run,
I did a somersault
As I seen him get his gun
And crashed through the window
At a hundred miles an hour,
And landed fully blast
In his garden flowers.
Rita said, "Come back!"
As he started to load
The sun was comin' up
And I was runnin' down the road.

Well, I don't figure I'll be back
There for a spell,
Even though Rita moved away
And got a job in a motel.
He still waits for me,
Constant, on the sly.
He wants to turn me in
To the F.B.I.
Me, I romp and stomp,
Thankful as I romp,
Without freedom of speech,
I might be in the swamp.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/08/2008 19:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Ummm, AP your poetry needs work, lots of wotk.(I've read worse, but not lately)
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/08/2008 22:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Oh yeah! That's what I'm talking about.
Posted by: Last Breath Farm Resident || 11/08/2008 23:36 Comments || Top||

Ethiopia tightens security in capital as police arrests dozen rebels
(SomaliNet) After police said they had arrested more than a dozen leaders of the rebel Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and accused them of plotting terrorist attacks, Ethiopia tightened security in the capital on Thursday.

Reports say the mostly middle-aged men were paraded on state television late on Wednesday alongside a stack of assault rifles that police said were seized during several raids in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia, which is an ally of the United States and the biggest military power in the Horn of Africa, blames insurgents supported by neighbouring Eritrea for bomb blasts that killed eight people and wounded many in the city earlier this year.

On Thursday, extra police were on patrol, searching vehicles and members of the public, while car hire companies and hotels were told to scrutinise their clients thoroughly.

"The detainees, who have links to OLF leaders in Asmara, were mobilising finance and dispatching illegal weapons and also recruiting members for their anti-peace activities," a joint intelligence and police taskforce said in a statement.

It said some of the men had been operating "under the disguise" of membership in legal opposition political parties like the Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM) and Oromo National Congress (ONC).

It gave no other details, but added that the taskforce had also arrested the leaders of "Kawerj", a previously unknown movement that it said was a self-styled extremist group also plotting attacks in the capital.

A week ago, the authorities arrested OFDM general secretary Bekele Jirata and accused him of working with the OLF, one of several rebel movements opposed to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

The OFDM denies it. In April, it accused Meles' government of intimidation as voters went to the polls for the first time since post-election violence in 2005 killed 199 civilians.

The party said most of their candidates had been threatened and forced to pull out of the race.

Merrara Gudina, chairman of the ONC, also dismissed the charges against his party and accused the Ethiopian security services of planting infiltrators in the opposition who they would later "expose" and arrest as insurgents.

"We have no link or association with the OLF whatsoever," Merrara told Reuters. "Most of the dirty work against us is being done by the government."

There was no immediate comment from Asmara on the Ethiopian allegations. Both Horn of Africa countries routinely trade accusations of supporting each other's rebels since they fought a 1998-2000 border war that killed 70 000 people.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:

Yemen: Pirates accused of vessel attack as NATO steps up aid escorts
(AKI) - Pirates are reported to have stormed a ship located off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden, using rocket launchers and Kalashnikov rifles. The nationality of the affected ship, 'CC Future', is unknown. News of the attack was relayed by the commander of an Italian ship, the 'PB Tankers Green Point', from the sailing company Pietro Barbaro.

Last week, the United Nations called for the creation of a special peacekeeping force to tackle the issue of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia and Yemen.

The move follows a resolution endorsed unanimously by the UN Security Council in June to allow foreign warships to enter Somalia's territorial waters to fight piracy.

During 2008 at least 77 vessels have reportedly been attacked in the Gulf of Aden, while 33 others have been hijacked, said the London-based daily The Financial Times.

Meanwhile, NATO warships have been trying to tackle piracy by acting as escorts and deterrents in the Gulf of Aden to food shipments of the United Nations World Food Programme.

A total of seven warships from Italy, Greece, Germany, Turkey and Britain who form the so-called Allied Provider operation have escorted at least 5 WFP vessels since 24 October, a NATO source told Adnkronos.

Safe passage is essential for the UN ships, since up to 90 percent of its food aid to Somalia is shipped by sea.

The Allied Provider operation is part of the wider naval force called Standing NATO Maritime Group Two or SNMG2, whose commander is Italian national Giovanni Gumiero.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  well when you escort them and don't do anything thing it doesn't seem too deter them to much
Posted by: chris || 11/08/2008 12:13 Comments || Top||

#2  It'll take months/years for the NATO coordinated ROEs and SOPs to get around to having ships park in a safe location to then be escorted in convoy through the area. Convoys, escorts, what an idea.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2008 13:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Convoy escort was pretty limited until the US began building "jeep" carriers to support the mission. After that, German losses climbed, and allied losses fell. We need to make a deal with the semi-autonomous province of Somaliland to build and use an airfield on their territory to patrol the Gulf of Aden. It would be nice to use Djibouti, where we already have a presence, but that area is a bit tight, operations-wise. The first time an AC-130 uses its 105mm cannon on a mother-ship, piracy will become far too expensive for the Somalis, and they'll quit. Until then, whatever we do will be a stopgap measure.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 11/08/2008 14:00 Comments || Top||

#4  yeah but this is diff from WW2 and we have alot more ROE now and with the euros helping you know it would worse than usual
Posted by: chris || 11/08/2008 21:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Ok, lets get real, we're not living in the 18th century - sink their vessels, kill them - we have the technology.
Posted by: Last Breath Farm Resident || 11/08/2008 23:44 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Algerian court sentences 12 Islamists to death
An Algerian court sentenced 12 Islamists to death in absentia for their role in a January suicide car bomb attack on a police headquarters that killed three people, APS news agency reported Friday.
"In absentia" is Latin for "first you gotta catch 'em."
Nine people who were in court were jailed for between 18 months and 20 years for their part in the attack. Another three were discharged at the hearing late Thursday, APS said.

The January 29 attack on a police headquarters in Boumerdes, east of Algiers, which also left many people injured and major damage, was claimed by al-Qaeda's North African offshoot, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The 21 Islamists were charged with terrorism, corruption and holding fake documents, APS said.

In the first six months of the year, Boumerdes criminal court condemned 218 people to death in absentia. Algeria has not applied the death penalty for about 15 years, according to official figures.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
11 killed, dozens wounded by suicide bomber in North Ossetia
(SomaliNet) At least 11 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide bomb attack in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia. According to Russian police, a woman blew herself up in a minibus while people were getting in and out.

The southern Russian republic of North Ossetia borders Georgia and is regularly the scene of violence, most of which is blamed on Islamist fighters. Beslan, where the 2004 school hostage drama took place, is in North Ossetia. Over 300 people, half of them children, were killed in the atrocity.-
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Islam is one.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2008 15:40 Comments || Top||

20 Taliban killed, 10 hurt in Bajaur operation
At least 20 Taliban were killed and 10 others injured in Bajaur Agency on Friday, sources said. Helicopter gunships and fighter jets targeted Taliban hideouts in the Mamoond and Nawagai areas as security forces increased aerial strikes in the agency, the sources said.
The jets also bombed the house of Jaish-e-Islami leader Wali Rehman.
The forces hit Taliban hideouts in Damadola, Seweai, Sparay, Kharkay, Shinkot areas of Mamoond tehsil and Charmang and Zoorband areas of Nawagai tehsil. Reuters reported 30 Taliban were killed while 15 underground bunkers were destroyed. The jets also bombed the Aareb area of Mamoond tehsil.

They targeted the house of Jaish-e-Islami leader Wali Rehman. The sources said six members of Rehman's family were killed.

Meanwhile, the tribal elders killed in a suicide attack on the Salarzai jirga on Thursday were buried on Friday. The tribal lashkar vowed to continue fighting against the Taliban.
This article starring:
Aareb area
Mamoond tehsil
Nawagai tehsil
WALI REHMANJaish-e-Islami
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Iraqi forces kill senior Al Qaeda leader
BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces supported by U.S. firepower killed a senior al Qaeda leader who made car bombs and ran Islamist militant cells throughout northern Iraq, the U.S. military said on Friday. A statement said the Iraqi army and members of a U.S.- backed Sunni Arab neighborhood patrol shot Abu Ghazwan as he hid in the grass near a house they were searching on Thursday in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad.

The patrol had been attacked with guns and a bomb in the house. "While further searching the area, a (neighborhood patrol) member discovered a trail booby-trapped with grenades and an identified individual lying in the grass ... Ghazwan was killed as a result of ... small arms fire," the statement said.

U.S. forces later determined the dead man was the wanted militant who had been involved in financing al Qaeda operations and recruiting child soldiers, the statement said.

Al Qaeda militants have been in retreat since Sunni Arab tribal leaders turned against them and formed U.S.-backed neighborhood patrols that drove the Sunni Islamist group out of strongholds in western Iraq and Baghdad. But they have kept a presence in northern Iraq and have shown themselves still capable of staging large-scale attacks.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Abu Ghazwan was unavailable for comment.
Posted by: Richard of Oregon || 11/08/2008 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Shot dead, that's the lead in I've been asking for. We'll see lots more of it too, everybody knows they have until 01/20/09 to git 'er done. After that, all bets off.
Posted by: Last Breath Farm Resident || 11/08/2008 23:32 Comments || Top||

Iraq: Several explosions kill at least 17 people, injure 29 others
(AKI) - At least 17 people were killed and 29 others were injured in multiple bomb attacks in different parts of war-torn Iraq on Friday. One of the blasts occurred in the Sheikh Omar region near Baghdad and targeted officials from a US-backed Sunni Awakening Council.

Four people were killed including two members of the council, said Iraqi satellite network Al-Sumaria.

Six Iraqis were also killed and 12 more were wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his car bomb into a police vehicle on the road to Baghdad airport.

In a separate incident, one person was killed and four others were wounded in a bomb explosion in the neighbourhood of Bab al-Sheikh in central Baghdad. In Sadr City, a suburb of Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed two more people and wounded at least nine others.

Another blast occurred in the Sunni-dominated neighbourhood of al-Jamea as a displaced Shia family moved back into their house. The father and two cousins were killed in the attack, said Iraqi news agency Voices of Iraq.

Meanwhile, one person was killed and four more were injured when an improvised explosive device went off in northern Baquba in Iraq's Diyala province. The blast targeted tribal police members, or Sahwa councils.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq

#1  Celebrating the Obama election?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2008 4:27 Comments || Top||

Israeli troops detonate Palestinian bombs along Gaza fence
IDF forces operated in Gaza early Saturday in order to neutralize two explosive devices on the Palestinian side of the border fence between Israel and the coastal enclave.

Palestinians claimed that the forces, operating in the southern part of the strip near Khan Younis, infiltrated far beyond the border fence and injured four Palestinians, apparently by shooting. An Israeli military spokeswoman denied there was any shooting, saying troops detonated the devices in a controlled manner, with no reported casualties. During the ceasefire with Hamas, 20 explosive devices were uncovered along the border fence.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/08/2008 08:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  As long as it doesn't harm the fragile peace.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2008 15:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Move the ED's into an apartment complex - the DETONATE!
Posted by: Last Breath Farm Resident || 11/08/2008 23:35 Comments || Top||

Egypt seizes explosives 'destined for Gaza'
Egypt seized a ton of TNT in the Sinai Peninsula that officials believe was probably destined for the Gaza Strip, a security source said on Friday.
Leftover Eid gifts I'm sure...
Boxes of the powerful explosive were found in an underground hideout after police were tipped off by local residents, the official said. The TNT "was probably destined for Gaza," he said, adding that no arrests have yet been made in the case.

Israel and the United States often accuse Egypt of not doing more to halt the flow of illegal weapons into the Islamist Hamas-run Gaza Strip. Cairo disputes this, saying security forces often uncover tunnels under the border with Gaza that are used by smugglers of weapons and contraband.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Could have been destined for Hermanus, but that would have required a bit more digging. Nation, and point of origin? Manufacturer?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2008 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Kurtz those MFers too, be done with it.
Posted by: Last Breath Farm Resident || 11/08/2008 23:40 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
More details sorta ...
* hot just after midnight local time
* Confirmed dead, family with bodies
* Timeline: Bombings to executions

THREE Bali bombers have been executed on an Indonesian island for their lead roles in the 2002 nightclub bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.

The family of Mukhlas and his younger brother Amrozi said the bombers had been executed along with Imam Samudra just after midnight local time (4am AEDT) on Nusakambangan Island, in Central Java, where they had been jailed. "Our family has received news of the execution ... May our brothers, God willing, be invited by green birds to heaven now," Mohammad Chozin, a brother of Mukhlas and Amrozi, said in their home village of Tenggulun.

"We're now handling the preparations to bring the bodies back, which may take two hours," he said outside an Islamic boarding school in the east Java village, as supporters shouted "Allahu Akbar".

Indonesia's Attorney General's Office later confirmed the executions had taken place. "At 12.15am, the convicts ... were executed by shooting and followed up with an autopsy," spokesman Jasman Pandjaitan said. "They have been stated as dead. At this moment the bodies are being washed by the family."

The bombers were simultaneously shot through the heart by crack Indonesian troops assembled to carry out the task. They were executed in an orchard some 6km from their prison on Nusakambangan Island, Indonesia's TV One reported.

A source at the prison said they shouted "Allahu Akbar" as they were escorted out of their isolation cells by paramilitary police shortly before their executions.

Australians expressed relief that the men were finally dead, six years after they brought carnage to Bali by sending suicide bombers to attack the Sari Club and nearby Paddy's Bar on October 12, 2002.

"... we've waited a very long time for this and this is our justice," Sydney woman Maria Kotronakis, who lost two sisters and two cousins, told CNN, struggling at times to speak. "Finally the moment has come ... we are over the moon."

Survivor Peter Hughes, of Perth, who suffered horrific burns in the bombings, said the three militants had paid the highest price for mass murder, but their executions did not bring him any joy. "These guys went to set about mass murder and paid the highest penalty," he told CNN. "It doesn't feel good but they did do the crime and they've paid for it."

The bombers' bodies will soon be flown by helicopter to their home villages for burial within 24 hours, in accordance with Muslim custom.

In Tenggulun, sobbing mourners are converging on the home of Amrozi and Mukhlas' mother.

Hardline cleric Abu Bakar Bashir -- the co-founder of Jemaah Islamiah, the group blamed for the Bali bombings -- praised the bombers as "holy warriors" during a visit to the village on Saturday.
Shouldn't he be next?
Security forces are on high alert across the mainly Muslim country, after the bombers urged supporters to carry out revenge attacks if their executions went ahead.

Australian authorities have advised Australians to reconsider the need to travel to Indonesia.
Posted by: Oztralian || 11/08/2008 16:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6526 views] Top|| File under:

#1  hey Mohammad? may your brothers burn in hell *spit*
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2008 17:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Bali bombers just found out that allah is really satan. cool!
Posted by: Lemuel Gramble1142 || 11/08/2008 18:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Ballistically VOTED OFF THE ISLAND eh?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2008 19:46 Comments || Top||

#4  At 12.15am and 1 second...Mukhlas and Amrozi Mukhlas and Imam Samudra came face to face with who mohamhed really was. And there are no do-overs.
Posted by: anymouse || 11/08/2008 21:41 Comments || Top||

#5  I always said that Indonesia would follow through and execute these guys. The majority there are not of the islamofascist variety . . .
Posted by: cingold || 11/08/2008 21:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Assholes. I hope it hurt.
Posted by: NCMike || 11/08/2008 22:18 Comments || Top||

#7  YYYaaWWWnnnn. Animals are killed every day, regardless of their belief.

'...all men are created equal.", all bipeds are noght.

What's this sent to heaven by Green Berets?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/08/2008 22:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Did the Aussies say anything about POTUS-elect selling his house in Jakarta?

As to #6, if the squad used NATO 556 fmj it hurt like all get out!
Posted by: Last Breath Farm Resident || 11/08/2008 23:49 Comments || Top||

Mukhlas, Amrozi and Samudra executed
via Tipper...
THREE Bali bombers have been executed by firing squad on their prison island in Indonesia, according to television station TV One. Islamic militants Mukhlas, his younger brother Amrozi, and Imam Samudra were put to death for their lead roles in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings. A prison source confirmed the executions in a one-word SMS to journalist at Cilacap, near Nusakambang. The SMS said "sudah' ("already").

TV One said the three Islamic militants responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings were executed around midnight at Nirbaya, an orchard some 6km from their prison on Nusakambangan Island in Central Java. The island is home to the prison where they spent their last years.

According to an AAP source, the bombers yelled "Allahu Akbar"("God is great") as they were taken from their cells. They were guarded by 30 fully-armed Brimob policemen and taken to the execution site as part of a convoy of eight cars.
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/08/2008 13:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6525 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Taken to an orchard? Well, sounds like they have about 300-450 lbs of fresh fertilizer for the fruit trees.
Posted by: BigEd || 11/08/2008 14:40 Comments || Top||

#2  The best that can be hoped for is that several nasty rumors will be created that will be very disturbing to their families.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 11/08/2008 16:09 Comments || Top||

#3  I understand they evacuated their bowels in fear and prayed to Jesus

heh - that's a start
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2008 16:17 Comments || Top||

#4  They were allowed to die too easily. They deserved a lot worse.
Posted by: Jolutch Mussolini7800 || 11/08/2008 17:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Their last word was Mom.
Posted by: Last Breath Farm Resident || 11/08/2008 23:51 Comments || Top||

Bali bombers taken to execution site
THE three Bali bombers have been taken to the execution site on Nusakambangan Island, in Central Java, where they will be shot by firing squad, online news agency detik.com reports.
Posted by: tipper || 11/08/2008 12:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2008 12:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Was it in Liberia that the firing squads aimed low then moved up... slowly?
Posted by: john frum || 11/08/2008 13:37 Comments || Top||

#3  THREE Bali bombers have been executed by firing squad on their prison island in Indonesia, according to television station TV One.
Islamic militants Mukhlas, his younger brother Amrozi, and Imam Samudra were put to death for their lead roles in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings.

A prison source confirmed the executions in a one-word SMS to journalist at Cilacap, near Nusakambang.

The SMS said "sudah' ("already").

TV One said the three Islamic militants responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings were executed around midnight at Nirbaya, an orchard some 6km from their prison on Nusakambangan Island in Central Java. The island is home to the prison where they spent their last years.

According to an AAP source, the bombers yelled "Allahu Akbar"("God is great") as they were taken from their cells.

They were guarded by 30 fully-armed Brimob policemen and taken to the execution site as part of a convoy of eight cars.
Posted by: tipper || 11/08/2008 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4  was he smiling then?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2008 13:52 Comments || Top||

#5  He (Fauzi) was told to wait in a room to see the bodies, to make sure the process complies with Islamic sharia law,

And the victims and their families...? What about their rights?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2008 14:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Besoeker -

under Sharia law, infidels have the right to die in terrorist attacks and be executed by Islamic governments. So, it's all good...
Posted by: Adriane || 11/08/2008 18:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Then executed?
Posted by: Last Breath Farm Resident || 11/08/2008 23:33 Comments || Top||

Sri Lanka
Heavy fighting as Sri Lanka troops near rebel capital
Intense battles gripped Sri Lanka's northern Wanni region as government forces stepped up pressure on the Tamil rebel political capital, the defence ministry said on Friday.

Scores of rebels were killed and many more wounded in Thursday's fighting west of Mankulam, a key town on the road to the rebel political headquarters at Kilinochchi, further north, the ministry said in a statement. Government forces have been fighting for months to take Kilinochchi, 330 kilometres (just over 200 miles) north of the capital Colombo. Heavy monsoon rains and intense rebel resistance had slowed the military onslaught.

President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is also the defence minister, asked the Tigers on Thursday to lay down arms and surrender. "My earnest plea to the terrorist is to lay-down arms and join the democratic process, even at this late stage," the president said while unveiling a war-budget in parliament. "If not, they would be militarily defeated. We have come to a stage in which we believe that we should and we can eradicate terrorism," he said.

Rebels killed: Sri Lanka soldiers fought an intense battle with Tamil separatists in the war-torn northern region and later found seven rebel bodies, the military said on Friday. The hours-long fighting erupted on Thursday in the village of Panikkankulam as army troops pushed toward the main highway that cuts through rebel-held territory in the north, a military statement said. The statement said the clashes caused "heavy damage" to the guerrillas, leaving "scores" of rebel fighters dead.

Troops found seven rebel bodies after the clashes, along with six assault rifles, it said.
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