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Jihadists seize more ground inside Idlib deescalation zone as Turkish Army watches from afar
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District Police Chief Killed In Taliban Attack In Sar-e-Pul
[ToloNews] Abdul Malik Nizami, the police chief for Sayyad district of Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...

province, was killed in a clash with Talibs on Monday night, the provincial governor confirmed.

Abdul Qadir Ashna, governor of Sar-e-Pul, said five police force members were killed and seven others were maimed in the attack.

The clash happened after Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attacked Sayyad district, he said.

The governor said that 13 Talibs were also killed and three other maimed in the fighting.

Taliban has not commented on the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Kabul Standoff Ends After 20 Hours
[ToloNews] The Kabul standoff ended Tuesday afternoon after police tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
Tamim Shansab ‐ whose house was under siege by government forces for at least 20 hours, Ministry of Interior confirmed.

The Interior Ministry front man Najib Danish said 18 security guards of Shansab were also arrested by government forces.

Sources said that one person was killed and three others maimed, who are believed to be Shansab's gaurds.

Danish said the situation is under control in Kabul's Shahr-e-Naw area.

Ministry of Interior said Monday that Shansab’s guards are equipped with heavy weapons and they were insisting until the house that they were in note registered to their name, they will resist and will not stop clash with security forces.

Security forces wanted to empty the house from Shansab after a court order and handed to other person but Shansab’s guard start clash with forces.

Yesterday on Monday when the clash started MoI said that one police potted and six other police maimed in the clash.
Khaama Press adds:
According to Kabul Police Commandment, a policeman lost his life in the clash and six coppers and news hound were maimed.

Similarly, one of the gunnies was killed and at least three others were maimed during the exchange of fire with the security forces.

The main perpetrator involved in the clash was arrested along with 18 others after the securiyt forces put an end to the clash, the Kabul Police Commandment said, adding that various types of weapons including rocket launchers were seized by the security forces.

According to security officials, the clash between the coppers and influential gunnies took place due to the evacuation of a house which was ordered by a court.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:

Taliban’s shadow governor for Ghor has reportedly been killed
[KhaamaPress] The shadow governor of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
for Ghor province has reportedly been killed in a U.S. dronezap in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.
"'e's but a smudge now"
The Afghan Military sources have confirmed that the group’s shadow governor for Ghor Abdul Qayoum alias Rouhani was killed in a coalition Arclight airstrike in Helmand province on Monday.

The sources further added that Qayoum was travelling in Bahramcha area of Helmand with his five comrades and were attempting to cross into Pakistain when they came under airstrike.

According to the army sources, Qayoum and his comrades were all killed in the airstrike.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the killing of group’s shadow governor so far.

This comes as Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand Mullah Abdul Manan was killed in a similar airstrike few days earlier.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Down Under
Brother of Australia cricketer Usman Khawaja arrested over fake terror 'hit list'
[DAWN] The brother of a top Australian cricketer was charged by police Tuesday for framing a love rival as the author of a hit list that sparked a major counterterrorism investigation.

Arsalan Khawaja, 39 ‐ brother of leading test batsman Usman ‐ is due to appear in court on charges of forgery and attempting to pervert justice.

For months he appears to have convinced Australian police that his 26-year-old university colleague Mohammed Kamer Nizamdeen was embroiled in a plot to kill then prime minister Malcom Turnbull.

The Sri Lankan-born PhD student spent a month in solitary confinement at a remote super-secure prison, where he was questioned about targets, not just including Australia's then leader, but reportedly the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city's iconic Opera House.

Nizamdeen was eventually released in September, when police figured out the script did not match his handwriting. The charges were later dropped.

"What we will be alleging is that he (Nizamdeen) was set up in a planned and calculated manner. Motivated, in part, by a personal grievance," New South Wales assistant commissioner Mick Willing told news hounds.

Willing added that police believe Khawaja orchestrated the set up and may have been motivated by a dispute over a woman.

"We will allege that that is part of the process. But as you can appreciate, the matter is before the court, so we can't go into much detail," said Willing.

Australian police now say they "regret" arresting Nizamdeen.

"In relation to the charging and the subsequent dropping of the charge against the Sri Lankan citizen, we have offered, and have paid his court costs," Willing said.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:

The Grand Turk
Turkey detains dozens nationwide over alleged Gulen links
[DAWN] Ottoman Turkish police on Tuesday detained nearly 140 people in nationwide raids over alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, state media reported.

Prosecutors across the country, including in Istanbul and Ankara, issued 267 arrest warrants, according to state news agency Anadolu, as part of different investigations into followers of US-based Moslem preacher Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
Police launched operations in 24 provinces including Izmir and Mugla on the Aegean coast and Ordu and Zonguldak on the Black Sea.

By late Tuesday morning, 137 suspects were tossed into the calaboose including 55 in Istanbul as raids continued to capture others, Anadolu reported.

Ankara accuses Gulen of ordering the attempted overthrow of President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
on July 15, 2016, but he strongly denies the claims.

The probes include one led by the Istanbul public prosecutor into the movement ‐ referred to as the "Fethullah Terrorist Organisation" (FETO) ‐ and businesses linked to Gulen. The prosecutor issued 96 detention warrants, Anadolu said.

...back at the bunker, his Excellency called the chief of staff and complained that the artillery was keeping him awake...
prosecutors in the Ottoman Turkish capital sought the arrest of 48 individuals over their alleged use of an encrypted messaging application called ByLock, which Ottoman Turkish officials claim was especially created for Gulen supporters.

So far, 35 people including engineers, civil servants and individuals working in the private education sector have been detained in Ankara, the agency reported.

The investigations that led to Tuesday's raids also focused on Gulen followers' presence and actions inside the military.

Some of the suspects wanted were soldiers on active duty or sacked military personnel.

Another 16 suspects were charged by an Istanbul court of "being a member of an armed terrorist organization", Anadolu reported on Tuesday.

Tens of thousands of people have been jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
over suspected Gulen links since 2016.

Despite criticism from activists and Ankara's Western allies expressing concern over the scale of the crackdown, the raids show no sign of slowing down.

Ottoman Turkish officials insist that the operations are necessary to remove the "virus" that is the Gulen movement's infiltration of key Ottoman Turkish institutions.
Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  "This child, who was born two years after Gulen went into exile, is a Gulenist threat to Turkey..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/05/2018 19:51 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
US soldier sentenced to 25 years for allegiance to IS
[StarAdvertiser] A federal judge sentenced [US Army SFC] Ikaika Erik Kang
...the tactical combat instructor from Hawaii who for years was obnoxious about his support for ISIS, then managed to hook up with yet another FBI undercover operator. He is also in our archives as Ikaika Kang ...
to 25 years in prison today for trying to help the Islamic State group, or IS.

Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway also sentenced Kang, 35, to undergo 20 years of probation-like court supervision after he completes his prison term.
Until he’s eighty? Goodness.
Kang, a 2001 Kaiser High School graduate and a sergeant first-class air traffic controller for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade at Wheeler Army Airfield, pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Each charge carries a maximum 20-year prison term... The government also promised not to charge Kang with federal espionage, terrorism, firearm and other crimes.
This article starring:
Ikaika Erik Kang
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Treason, hang,
Posted by: Woodrow || 12/05/2018 22:31 Comments || Top||

Land grabbers, henchmen arrested in Islamabad after gun battle with police
[DAWN] The police jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
42 people posing as the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in order to grab land, after a shootout during an operation Sunday night.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Palestinian killed in Tulkarm
[Ynet] A 22-year-old Paleostinian was killed Tuesday during festivities with the IDF in Tulkarm, which erupted following arrests the army carried out there.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:

Daesh launches counter-offensive to drive US-backed forces out of their stronghold
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) launched a counter-offensive this evening in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor after losing a significant amount of territory in the northern part of Hajin.

According to reports from the Deir Ezzor front, ISIS managed to retake several points inside of Hajin that they lost to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) over the last 24 hours.

you can observe a lot just by watching...
the extent of their advance is still unknown at this time due to the heavy bombardment of Hajin by the U.S.-led Coalition.

The town of Hajin is believed to be ISIS’s de-facto capital in Syria and Iraq after they lost the cities of Raqqa, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(northwest Iraq), Albukamal, and Mayadeen.

For ISIS, conceding Hajin to the Syrian Democratic Forces would be a devastating blow to their self-proclaimed ’caliphate’, as its the largest town under their control in the Middle East.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Jihadists seize more ground inside Idlib deescalation zone as Turkish Army watches from afar
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS) continued their advance inside the Idlib deescalation zone, today, after launching several attacks against the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels.

According to opposition activists via social media, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham seized another town from the Ottoman Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) after overrunning their positions in northwestern Hama.

The opposition activists claimed that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham captured the small town of Qastoun, following the the withdrawal of the National Liberation Front forces from the area.

As a result of this advance, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham has now captured three towns from the National Liberation Front.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham was able to make this advance in the Idlib deescalation zone as the Ottoman Turkish Army watched from their observation post.

The Ottoman Turkish Army has yet to get involved in this rebel infighting; however, there is a good chance that they will be pressured by their Russian partners to intervene and halt the jihadist advance.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Iran deploys massive naval force to Persian Gulf after Rouhani threatens to block Strait of Hormuz
Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [339 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  According to a report from the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the Iranian Navy deployed 58 fleets to the northern waters of the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden on Tuesday

Keep studying, idiots
Posted by: Frank G || 12/05/2018 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2  time to blow some them out of the water.
Posted by: chris || 12/05/2018 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  chum noun (2)

Definition of chum (Entry 3 of 5)

: animal or vegetable matter (such as chopped fish or corn) thrown overboard to attract fish
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/05/2018 8:25 Comments || Top||

#4  No news as to its numbers or complements.

A thousand rowboats?
Posted by: Bobby || 12/05/2018 10:10 Comments || Top||

#5  If we're "Oil Independent" as I've heard - this sounds like a Euro-Chinese problem. No?
Posted by: Hellfish || 12/05/2018 12:24 Comments || Top||

#6  The MMs shut down Straits of Hormuz, we shut down and destroy facilities at Kharg Island oil terminal.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/05/2018 14:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Of course, the island has significant archaeological assets, so we will have to perform an archaeological study and write a report before we bomb the place back to the stone age.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/05/2018 14:32 Comments || Top||

#8  Confused, note to towlers, bin Obamer is gone.
Posted by: Woodrow || 12/05/2018 22:30 Comments || Top||

Foreign jihadist commander assassinated in southern Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The liquidation of jihadist commanders in Idlib resumed on Tuesday when another high ranking leader was bumped off in the southern part of the province.

According to opposition activists, Mu’atz Bilah al-Uzbeki was bumped off by unknown assailants in the town of Tremelah, which is not far from the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) front-lines.

The jihadist commander from Uzbekistan was a leader in the jihadist group "Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
" before he was bumped off in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Tuesday.

No group has grabbed credit for this latest liquidation.

The death of this jihadist commander comes just 24 hours after a foreign commander from west China was assassinated outside his home in northeast Latakia.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

HTS captures new town inside Idlib deescalation zone
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
has expanded their presence in the Idlib deescalation zone, today, after clashing with the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels in northwestern Hama.

According to reports from the Idlib province, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham captured the town of Zayzoun in northwestern Hama after overrunning the defenses of the Ottoman Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF).

As a result of this advance, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham has now captured two towns from the National Liberation Front in northwestern Syria.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham is now attempting to capture more ground from the National Liberatio Front, as they look to expand their presence in Hama and Idlib.

Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Uyghur jihadist commander killed in northwest Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Uyghur jihadist commander was recently bumped off in front of his home in the northeastern countryside of Latakia, opposition activists reported via social media.

According to the reports, the Uyghur commander of the Ottoman Turkish-backed National Liberation Front was leaving his home in northeast Latakia, when unknown assailants opened fire and killed him on Monday.

The jihadist commander was identified as Abu ’Abdel-Qader Uyghori; he had previously served on several fronts in northwestern Syria prior to his death this week.

No group has grabbed credit for his liquidation.

Some opposition activists have accused Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
of killing the commander, while others accuse Syrian Arab Army (SAA) spies in the area.
Posted by: Fred || 12/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Now it makes sense. Jihadist - Journalist. Almost the same word. Close enough! Everyone wet their pants!!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/05/2018 10:23 Comments || Top||

#2  If the Uyghurs don't get the Rohingyas will. Who knew there was such diversity in the Islamic world.
Posted by: jpal || 12/05/2018 11:38 Comments || Top||

#3  It wasn’t long ago that National Liberation Front meant the group was one or another flavour of international communist. But the Turkic Uighurs’ NLF is merely another catspaw of neo-Ottoman Turkey.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/05/2018 15:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Is it pronounced "wigger?" I always been wondering.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/05/2018 19:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Confucius say, "Han who too eager
To pass as the peeps he beleaguer
Should wear correct sneaker,
Shriek loudly through speaker,
And greet esteemed friend with, 'My Uighur!'"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/05/2018 21:24 Comments || Top||

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  Jihadists seize more ground inside Idlib deescalation zone as Turkish Army watches from afar
Tue 2018-12-04
  US-backed forces allegedly enter Daesh’s new capital
Mon 2018-12-03
  ISIS leader involved in murder of US aid worker Peter Kassig killed
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