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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Glad to see 'Clean Living' again, Fred.

Good way to start off the day 'nice and fresh'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/27/2016 8:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Cleanliness is next to Godessliness.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/27/2016 10:54 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
U.S. Lost Track of Hundreds of Thousands of Guns in Afghanistan, Iraq
[Breitbart] The Pentagon has lost track of at least 750,000 guns it provided to security forces in Afghanistan and Iraq during 14 years of the ongoing war on terror in response to the 9/11 attacks, according to a tally by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), a London-based charity.

The lost weapons could be fueling the black market, reports The New York Times (NYT).

With a string of Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] requests that began last year, he [Overton] and his small team of researchers pooled 14 years’ worth of Pentagon contract information related to rifles, pistols, machine guns and their associated attachments and ammunition, both for American troops and for their partners and proxies. They then crosschecked the data against other public records.

Today the Pentagon has only a partial idea of how many weapons it issued, much less where these weapons are. Meanwhile, the effectively bottomless abundance of black-market weapons from American sources is one reason Iraq will not recover from its post-invasion woes anytime soon.

The charity’s research covered U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) data from September 11, 2001, thru September 10, 2015.

AOAV found that of an estimated 1.45 million guns the U.S. government gave to Iraq and Afghanistan over that period, the Pentagon could only account for 700,000 (48 percent).

The 1.45 million small arms included more than 978,000 assault rifles, 266,000 pistols, and almost 112,000 machine guns.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2016 05:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Weapons, vehicles, supplies, cash...the Generals have been foolish...and ended up paying the enemy for the privilege of fighting them. This continues in AF and started back up in IQ. And no one cares.
Posted by: Tennessee || 08/27/2016 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Conquering an enemy, sometimes referred to as 'Victory' results in the killing of the bad guys and the taking of THEIR stuff.

Who was it that won the conflict again ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2016 9:08 Comments || Top||


Taliban’s headquarter, mine making factory destroyed in Helmand airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A headquarter of the Taliban group was destroyed in an Arclight airstrike in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan along with a mine making factory of the group.

Local authorities in Helmand said the headquarter used by the Taliban was destroyed in Nad-e-Ali district during a special night operation conducted on Thursday night.

The authorities further added that the headquarter was destroyed after the Afghan forces conducted a surveillance operation that lasted for almost 72 hours to ascertain the exact location.

However the Talibs group has claimed that a prison run by the group was targeted in Arclight airstrikes carried out by the US forces.

According to a statement released by the Taliban group, at least 22 soldiers and coppers kept inside the prison were killed in the Arclight airstrikes.

But the authorities in Helmand deny the claims as baseless and said at least 24 holy warriors of the group were killed in the Arclight airstrikes.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) also confirmed 24 Taliban holy warriors were killed and 4 others were maimed in the Arclight airstrikes conducted around 1:30 am local time.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Shaboobs ambush on SNA forces near Wajid
Pic at the link is priceless, just needs the "Ma-cho ma-cho man" soundtrack...
Fighters with the Somalia-based Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab have staged an ambush raid on Somali government troops near Wajid district in Bakol region.

A witness told Radio Shabelle the attack occurred in the outskirts of the city as Somali troops were in security patrol.

Friday’s ambush attack has ignited a gunfight between the Al shabaab fighters and SNA – Somali National Army forces that raged on for several hours. There was no any report on the casualties on both sides due to the remoteness of the area and poor phone networks.

Today’s clash near Wajid comes day after deadly battle between Al Shabaab and Somali troops, along with AMISOM soldiers at Moro-Gabey village near Hudur, the regional capital of Bakol.
Posted by: Steve White || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Egypt army says it foiled militant attack on Sinai military outpost
[AlAhram] Egypt's military said it has foiled an attempted attack Friday on a military outpost in North Sinai, where it is battling an Islamist insurgency.

Four bully boyz were killed when forces opened fire on bully boyz attempting to attack the outpost in Rafah, the army said in a statement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Yemeni Resistance Forces vow to continue until ‘Sanaa liberation’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] According to Abdullah al-Shandaqi, the official front man of the Popular Resistance forces in Sanaa, military operations "will continue until all districts and governorates are freed and the capital is reached."

Meanwhile,
...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout the long-awaited message arrived. They quickly got to work with their decoder rings...
the resistance and the national army have taken control of multiple strategic mountains and positions on the Nehem front and in Taiz, around 16 people were killed and tens of Houthi- Saleh bully boyz were maimed during severe festivities on different fronts.

In Nehem, combat is exacerbating and the army and resistance, backed by the coalition, have laid their hands on the al-Bayad Mountains, al Qutub and other strategic positions overlooking al-Mahali after brutal festivities with the militias.

According to a source in the resistance, the al-Mahali village and valley and the main Sana’a-Marib valley road have become under control, allowing the army and the resistance to cut the main supply route for militias in Bani Barq, get hold of al-Kohl and al-Sanani and get closer to the al-Ghalimah valley.

In addition, the coalition’s fighter jets have launched new raids on the Houthis’ positions in the Saada governorate and in Sanaa where the Academy of Aviation, Air Defense and Military Reserves, and the Faj Attan camp were shelled.

In Taiz, men from Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias and militias affiliated to ousted Yemeni former president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
were killed or injured during skirmishes on most of the city’s fronts.

The resistance and the national army were able to free al-Tair and Chaeb Soumi in the Hathran region, west of the city. In the al-Ahkoum region, located in the Hayfan district, south of Taiz, al-Tabbah al-Hamra came under control and the Hija alabed road linking Taiz to Adan became safe again while fighting is still raging on in the al-Aqbush mountain.

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi forces capture key base in Saudi Arabia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces, backed by the Yemeni Republican Guard, seized a key military base in the Najran area of southern Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, Al-Masirah News Agency reported on Friday night.

According to Al-Masirah, the Houthi forces and Yemeni Republican Guard managed to capture the bases in east Shabakah, which is located in the Najran Valley of Saudi Arabia.

Video footage of this advance was captured by Hezbollah’s media wing and shared on Al-Masirah’s news channel:

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  losing a Saoodi base in Saoodi? A reflection of what a paper tiger they really are without mercs and 'Mericans defending them?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2016 9:18 Comments || Top||


Houthi rockets pound the Saudi Army in Jizan
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces fired a significant number of rockets into the Jizan Region of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
on Friday, destroying several armored vehicles that belonged to the Saudi Royal Army.

According to the Yemen-based "Al-Masirah News Agency," the Houthi rockets struck a Saudi military installation inside the Al-Souda Center of the Jizan Region, causing significant damage to the infrastructure.

The Houthi rocket strike was in response to the Saudi Royal Air Force conducting several Arclight airstrikes over the Saada and Sanaa governorates; these attacks killed a half dozen people on Thursday.

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [31 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Bangladesh police kill 3 linked to terrorist attack that killed 20
Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday.

The dead included Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka.

The militants belonged to the banned group Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh, or JMB, Bangladesh's police chief A.K.M. Shahidul Hoque told reporters.

Chowdhury was the mastermind of the July 1 attack in Dhaka and another attack on an Eid congregation outside Dhaka on July 7 marking the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, he said.

Bangladesh police have been conducting raids across the country to hunt those behind the attack.

The police chief said security officials raided the house acting on a tip that Chowdhury, along with other suspects, was hiding in the building. The suspects opened fire at officials who retaliated, he said.

A SWAT team made the final push and fatally shot the suspects after they failed to surrender. Haque said the team asked them to give themselves up but they went on firing.
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2016 10:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [4 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh


Europe
French surrender - Top administrative court overturns burkini ban
[Wash Times] France’s top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches.

The ruling by the Council of State Friday specifically concerns a ban in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but the binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees.

Lawyers for two human rights groups challenged the legality of the ban to the top court, saying the orders infringe basic freedoms and that mayors have overstepped their powers by telling women what to wear on beaches.

Mayors had cited concern about public order after deadly Islamic extremist attacks this summer, and many officials have argued that burkinis oppress women.

Lawyer Patrice Spinosi, representing the Human Rights League, told reporters that the decision should set a precedent, and that other mayors should conform to it. He also said women who have already received fines can protest them based on Friday’s decision.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2016 07:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The court was between a rock and a hard place. Banning the "Burkini" would have required the banning of habits worn by Catholic Sisters, who also visit the beachs.

Multiculturalism blowback.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 08/27/2016 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  The Burkini Isn’t About Faith; It’s About Control
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 08/27/2016 9:44 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
PKK claims deadly suicide attack on Turkish police
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Lion of Islam Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Friday claimed a suicide kaboom on Turkish police in the southeastern town of Cizre that left 11 officers dead and maimed dozens more.

"Our sacrifice team staged a comprehensive action in Cizre that left dozens of police dead," said the PKK, which is known for exaggerating tolls.

In the statement on its website, it said the attack retaliated for the "continued isolation" of its tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
leader Abdullah Ocalan and the "lack of information" about his whereabouts.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [28 views] Top|| File under:


Eleven police officers killed, 78 wounded in PKK bomb attack in Turkey's southeast
[Hurriyet] Eleven coppers were killed and 78 people, including three civilians, were maimed in a terror attack carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) using a bomb-laden truck in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Sirnak early on Aug. 26.

The attack targeted a police checkpoint some 50 meters away from a riot cop shoppe in the Konak neighborhood located on the Cizre-Sirnak highway.

The kaboom caused huge damage in the riot cop shoppe building. Police blocked access to the district following the attack, while security forces conducted an operation to apprehend the fleeing holy warriors.

Health minister Recep Akdag said more than 70 people were maimed in the attack with four of them in a criticial condition.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish police detain 40 suspects in Konya and Adana over ISIL links
[Hurriyet] Turkish anti-terrorism officers on Aug. 26 detained 40 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) suspects in the Central Anatolian province of Konya and the southern province of Adana, a police source has told the state-run Anadolu Agency.

According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, police also seized several documents from the suspects. Half of the suspects are being held in Konya and the other half are being held in Adana.

The move comes after the Turkish army and U.S.-led coalition forces launched military operations early on Aug. 24 in northern Syria to push ISIS away from territory on the border.

Three soldiers wounded after mortar shell from Syria lands in southern Turkey

[Hurriyet] A mortar shell from Syrian territory landed in the Yayladagi district of the southern Turkish province of Hatay on Aug. 26, wounding three soldiers.

The maimed soldiers, who were patrolling on a field when the shell fell, were taken to a nearby hospital.

Sources say the shell likely came from festivities over the border between Syrian regime forces and local Turkmen forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Great White North
Canadian Twins Plead Guilty to Terrorism, Face Jail Time
[AnNahar]. Canadian twin brothers who had hoped to join 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....
(IS) group pleaded guilty to "terrorism" offenses and were sentenced on Friday to prison terms, prosecutors announced.

The brothers, Ashton and Carlos Larmond, both 25, received sentences of 17 and seven years, respectively.

A third man, Suliman Mohammed, 23, faces a seven-year term for conspiring with the twins.

In court, prosecutor Douglas Curliss described Ashton as the "organizer and director" of an unspecified krazed killer plot.

Police alleged that he had urged others to wage jihad after his mother alerted the authorities of his plan to travel to Syria to join the IS group in 2013 and the government revoked his passport.

Later, on the day in October 2014 when a gunman rubbed out a ceremonial guard and attempted to storm the parliament building in Ottawa, Ashton allegedly bragged to an undercover agent that he had "bigger plans."

Within hours of his arrest in January 2015 after a lengthy investigation, his brother Carlos was apprehended as he boarded a flight at Montreal's international airport.

Carlos acknowledged in court that he was planning to join the IS group in Syria.

At the time of their arrest, the trio were presented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as an krazed killer "cluster."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
Gen. Flynn: Terror-Linked Nations ‘Cutting Deals' with Mexican Cartels to Enter U.S.
[Breitbart] Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), tells Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM that countries that are known to support radical Islamic terrorism are "cutting deals" with Mexican cartels for access to human smuggling routes into the United States.
Citing photos from the U.S. Border Patrol component of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency on Friday, Gen. Flynn also told Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle, host of Breitbart News Daily, that there are signs in Arabic posted along human smuggling routes at the section of the border that lies in Texas providing directions for how to sneak into the United States.

Moreover, the former DIA chief said that the Shiite Lebanese narco-terrorist group Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy, is illegally trafficking humans, drugs, and other contraband into the United States.

His comments echo recent warnings from the U.S. military, suggesting that criminal groups in Latin America may be collaborating with Islamic extremist organizations.

Gen. Flynn’s remarks came while he was discussing his new book The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies during Friday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2016 05:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Give us details General...not rumor.

Most of the trouble is coming thru the unvetted refugees, the offspring of previous refugees, and stay behinds. Why go thru the trouble of sneaking across the border? Dosent matter anyway the FBI won't do anything but tell us they were watching them.
Posted by: Tennessee || 08/27/2016 9:11 Comments || Top||

#2  He's been retired quite a spell now, no longer reading traffic. His info is likely verbal, from well placed sources within the gov't.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2016 9:18 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
PTI's Faisal Vawda attacked in Karachi
[DAWN] KARACHI: Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) leader Faisal Vawda's vehicle came under fire on Friday in the Delhi Colony area of the city, local media reported.

"Unknown assailants opened fire on my car upon which my guards retaliated," Vawda told DawnNews.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and requested a report from Inspector-General Police (IGP) A.D. Khawaja.

"Total six bullets were fired at the car," said senior PTI leader Imran Ismail, adding that the gunnies were just a few metres away from the car.

"The gunnies opened fire on Vawda from his side and then I was fired upon from the opposite side. I told Vawda to 'accelerate the car, we're under attack'."

Both Vawda and Ismail escaped unhurt.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Rangers announced Rs5m head money for LeJ chief: Paramilitary force
[DAILYTIMES.PK] KARACHI: A front man of the paramilitary force revealed that Rangers have announced a reward amount of Rs 5 million for chief of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
al-Alami Syed Safdar on Thursday (today).

The bounty has been set for any kind of information that could lead to the arrest of the chief of the banned outfit.

Syed Safdar, who is a runaway, is the chief of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al-Alami which has been accused of carrying out Lion of Islam activities in Pakistain.

The paramilitary front man stated that Syed Safdar alias Yousuf Khorasani was the chief of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and his associates are terrorists. The information to the paramilitary force for the arrest of the outlaw and his accomplices will be awarded the head money.

For this, important information leading to the arrest of Safdar or his accomplices could be shared on the Rangers' WhatsApp number or an email can also be written to the paramilitary force.

The Rangers' spokesperson guaranteed that the name of the person who provided the information of the notorious outlaw, will be protected and kept confidential due to security reasons.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian who ran at troops shot dead near West Bank settlement
[IsraelTimes] Soldiers fire on alleged terrorist who refused to stop after running at guard post near Silwad; no soldiers injured in incident

A Paleostinian man was rubbed out by IDF troops Friday morning when he ran toward a guard post near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah.

The IDF said it appeared that the suspect was not armed when he approached the guard post near the adjacent Paleostinian village of Silwad. He did not heed the soldiers’ repeated orders to halt and was shot, Army Radio reported.

Channel 2 reported on Friday evening that the Paleostinian was being described by security forces as a terrorist. It noted that Israel ordered a security alert earlier in the week amid reports that a Paleostinian suspect had disappeared from his home having said he intended to carry out a terror attack, and that the security alert was cancelled on Friday morning.

A senior Paleostinian official later named the man as Iyad Hamad, 38, and said he suffered from mental illness and was unarmed, Channel 2 said. Paleostinian media reported that the man, identified as 38-year-old Ziad Zakaria Hamed, died after suffering a critical gunshot wound.

According to the IDF, troops stationed outside Silwad identified a suspect running toward them and opened fire, killing him. The details of the case are being investigated, an army spokesperson said. No Israeli soldiers were maimed.

Soldier lightly stabbed during West Bank confrontation, attacker shot dead

[IsraelTimes] An Israeli soldier was lightly injured Wednesday in a stabbing attack in the northern West Bank, while his attacker was shot dead, the army said.

The injured soldier was among a group of troops chasing Palestinians who had thrown rocks from their car at passing vehicles near the Yitzhar settlement. One of the Palestinians exited their vehicle and stabbed the soldier. The injured soldier then shot and killed the assailant, the army said in a statement. The soldier was taken to a hospital for treatment. The identity of the assailant was not immediately clear.

Earlier on Wednesday, Border Police arrested a Palestinian woman in possession of a knife near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, a police spokesperson said. She was handed over to security forces for questioning, police said.

18-year-old Kfar Qassem resident arrested after threatening attack

[Ynet] An 18-year-old man from Kfar Qassem was arrested after calling the Israel Police's emergency hotline and saying he intended to commit a terrorist attack at a police station. The suspect admitted to the act in questioning, citing anger as his motivation. He was remanded to house arrest for a period of three days.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under:


Southeast Asia
Philippine troops kill 11 Islamist militants
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Philippine commandos killed 11 Islamist Death Eaters on a remote southern island on Friday, an army front man said, stepping up the offensive after President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his aim to "destroy" one of Asia’s most notorious kidnap gangs.

Major Filemon Tan said dozens of Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
rebels, a small but brutal group affiliated with ISIS Death Eaters in Iraq and Syria, were also maimed in the 45-minute shootout in the jungle of Jolo island.

Seventeen commandos were maimed, Tan said, adding the soldiers clashed with about 100 Abu Sayyaf Death Eaters holding about 20 hostages, including eight Indonesians, five Malaysians, a Norwegian and a Dutch national.

"The mission is clear. Seek and destroy the Abu Sayyaf," Tan told news hounds. "By all means, that’s what we are doing and we will not stop until it’s done."

The Abu Sayyaf has dogged successive Philippine governments, entrenching its network with vast sums of ransom money in what has become one of Asia’s most lucrative kidnap rackets.

Security experts say the rebels are motivated less by Islamist ideology and more by the tens of millions of dollars from kidnappings.

Two Canadians were executed this year by the Abu Sayyaf. Last week, two Indonesians escaped captivity but there was speculation the Abu Sayyaf freed them after their families paid their ransoms.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS executes five Kurdish captives in Raqqa
[RUDAW.NET] 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) released on Friday a video depicting the killing of five Kurdish captives in Raqqa. They were executed by gunshot by five children soldiers dressed in military fatigues. The children appear to be of five different nationalities: British, Kurdish, Tunisian, Egyptian, and Uzbekistani.

In the video, ISIS said that the captives were Kurdish and had been executed in Raqqa, but did not provide further information of which part of Kurdistan they were from, when they were been taken held captive, or when they were killed.

They were reportedly killed in retaliation for recent Kurdish advances in Syria.

This is not the first time ISIS released such videos of the killing of captives. They routinely release videos of executions for propaganda purposes.
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Iran Investigates Young Men at Risk of Being Recruited by IS
[AnNahar]. Iran's intelligence minister says security officers have investigated more than 1,500 young men at risk of being recruited by the bully boy 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.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency on Friday quoted Mahmoud Ali as saying that his department has summoned for questioning, detained or talked with the young people to stop them from joining IS.

Alavi didn't elaborate but says his officers are closely watching those who show an inclination toward joining the bully boy group fighting in Iraq and Syria.

In recent months, Iran has executed or killed dozens of bully boy Islamic "terrorists" in festivities in the country's western regions.

In June, Iran claimed breaking up one of the "biggest terrorist plots" ever on its soil by Sunni turbans planning bombings in Tehran and elsewhere.
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#1  Yes, far better that they're IRGC volunteers in Syria.
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Barrel bombing kills 11 children in Syria’s Aleppo
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel kaboom carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighborhood of Syria’s Aleppo city, a monitor said.

"Fifteen civilians, among them 11 children, were killed in a barrel kaboom on the Bab al-Nayrab neighborhood" in the south of Aleppo city, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

The group also reported eight civilians, including two children, were killed on Thursday in rebel fire on the government-held west of the city.

An AFP journalist in Bab al-Nayrab saw rescue workers and civilians digging through the rubble of collapsed buildings.

One man carried out the lifeless body of a baby no bigger than his forearm. Its eyes were closed and its body was white with dust except for speckles and smears of blood.

Nearby, a civil defense worker protected the face of another dead child as his colleagues scraped away the rubble encasing the rest of the child’s body.

Syria’s regime has been accused of regularly using barrel bombs - crude, bombs - on rebel-held areas that are home to civilians, and other parties to the conflict are not known to have used the weapons.

Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Terror of Aleppo ...
and his government deny using barrel bombs.

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Islamist rebels attempt to make peace in the East Ghouta
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jaish Al-Fustat, an Islamist rebel group in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus, issued a statement on Friday that offered peace to their rivals from Jaish Al-Islam.

In the statement released by Jaish Al-Fustat, the Islamist group promises to release their Jaish Al-Islam prisoners in order to make peace with the group.

The purpose of this statement was to end the war between the Islamist groups, so that they could focus on fighting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the East Ghouta.

Jaish Al-Fustat also added that they are halting all offensive operations against Jaish Al-Islam due to the recent developments that have transgressed in the East Ghouta.

These developments include the Syrian Arab Army’s capture of several rural villages near the Jaish Al-Islam stronghold of Douma and the recent capture of Darayya, which is located in the West Ghouta.

Jaish Al-Islam has not issued a formal response to this truce offering.

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Syrian Armed Forces dominate the jihadist supply line to Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) suffered heavy casualties along the Khan Touman-Ramouseh Road on Friday after they were caught by a number of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ATGMs (anti-tank guided missile) while trying to reach the provincial capital.

The Tiger Forces release images of their ATGM destroying a jihadist rebel vehicle along the Khan Touman-Ramouseh Road.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army imposed fire control over the Khan Touman-Ramouseh Road after capturing Tal Umm Qara’, leaving the jihadist rebels trapped inside the southern Aleppo districts.

Over the last four days, Jaysh Al-Fateh has attempted to recapture Tal Umm Qara’ from the Syrian Armed Forces; however, they have failed every time and suffered a significant number of casualties as a result of their offensive to seize this key hilltop in southern Aleppo.

If Jaysh Al-Fateh does not recapture Tal Umm Qara soon, they will be in serious trouble inside the southern districts of the provincial capital, as provisions run low.
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Syrian rebels stone woman to death for adultery
[ALMASDARNEWS] The syrian rebel group "Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham" (formerly Al-Nusra Front) reportedly stoned a woman to death for committing adultery in the Idlib Governorate town of Kafr Basin on Wednesday.

This heinous crime was reported by a number of local activists in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, including the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) photographer ’Abdel-Razaaq Fadl.

Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham has not issued a statement regarding this alleged incident; however, they are well-known for their brutal methods of execution in Syria.

Al-Masdar could not verify the validity of this story because no images or footage have been released to corroborate it.

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Israeli warplanes said to hit Hezbollah targets in Syria
[IsraelTimes] Syrian opposition figures said Israeli warplanes struck targets belonging to the Shiite terror group Hezbollah in the Qalamoun Mountains along the Syria-Leb border, on Wednesday, according to Hebrew news sites citing Arab media.

The reports gave few details, saying only that the targets had been hit from the sky three times.

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday night it "will not comment" on the reports of a strike in Syria.

A Twitter account linked to Hezbollah denied that there had been any attack on its headquarters in Qalamoun.

The Qalamoun range is considered a key stronghold for Hezbollah, linking Damascus to eastern Leb, and is suspected to be used as a supply route for arms transfers between the regime and Hezbollah, which is fighting alongside Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
’s forces.

Earlier this month, Lebanese media reported Israel struck a weapons convoy of four trucks belonging to Hezbollah near Maarba, north of Damascus. No one was killed in the August 4 air strike, according to the Mulhak news website. An IDF spokesperson at the time declined to comment on the report.

Since the start of the Syrian civil war five years ago, a number of Arclight airstrikes in Syria have been attributed to Israel.

Hezbollah has thousands of fighters in Syria, providing military might to help Assad’s regime put down the insurgency.
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