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Afghanistan
More than 130 militants killed in joint Afghan-US airstrikes: Thunder Corps
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan Military in the Southeast claims that more than 130 forces of Evil were killed during the joint Arclight airstrikes carried out by the Afghan and foreign forces in southeastern Ghazni province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Ghazni province but did not elaborate further.

According to a statement released by the Thunder Corps, the Afghan and coalition forces carried out airstrikes on bad boys’ hideouts in Ghazni, leaving at least 139 dead.

The statement further added that two hideouts of the forces of Evil were also destroyed along with a vehicle during the same airstrikes.

This comes as sporadic festivities continue between the Afghan forces and the Talibs in the scenic provincial capital of Ghazni province since Friday.

In the meantime, President Ghani has ordered the deployment of further reinforcements in Ghazni amid ongoing sporadic festivities in Ghazni city.

"Tonight I chaired the Commander in Chief’s emergency meeting to take stock of the situation in Ghazni Province. In the meeting I spoke with the Provincial Governor, Commander of 203rd Thunder Corps, and Provincial Police and NDS Chiefs," President Ghani said late on Sunday night.

He said after detailed review of the reports, the meeting decided that in order to consolidate operational gains, further reinforcements should be dispatched to the province on urgent basis.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces and Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Faryab clashes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan forces and the Talibs have suffered heavy casualties during the festivities in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North confirmed that sporadic festivities continue between the two sides in Ghormach district.

According to a statement released by Shaheen Corps, at least 13 bully boyz were killed and at least 11 others have sustaind injuries during the festivities so far.

The statement furhter added that five Afghan forces also bit the dust during the festivities while at least 7 others sustained injuries.

Shaheen Corps also confirmed that the Afghan forces have retreated from one of their outposts and sporadic festivities continue close to Chinese Camp.

This comes as the local officials had earlier claimed that 17 soldiers have bit the dust during the festivities while several others have sustained injuries.

The security situation in Faryab province has tanked sharply during the recent years amid growing insurgency activities by the anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups.

Reports regarding sporadic festivities and coordinated attacks by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and other bully boyz often emerge from the northern Faryab province which was one among the relatively calm provinces in the North.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Court jails Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader for life
CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and other leaders of the banned group were sentenced to life in prison on Sunday, judicial sources said, on charges of incitement to murder and violence during protests five years ago.

The sentence is the latest among several trials and re-trials against Mohamed Badie and other senior leaders of the party that ruled Egypt before the military ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi following mass protests.

The sources told Reuters that Giza Criminal Court sentenced several top leaders including Badie, group spokesman Essam al-Erian, and senior member Mohamed El-Beltagy to life terms.

State news agency MENA said another defendant was jailed for 15 years and three others for 10 years.

Badie and the other defendants were convicted of incitement to violence on July 15, 2013, including the killing of five demonstrators and wounding of 100 during protests in an area in Giza known as al-Bahr al-Azim.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/14/2018 03:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  Life in an Egyptian jail for a MB Leader should be short if they do it right
Posted by: Frank G || 08/14/2018 8:56 Comments || Top||


Egyptian security forces kill 12 Islamist terrorists in Sinai
[IsraelTimes] Egypt’s official news agency said Sunday that security forces have killed at least 12 Islamist snuffies in a shootout in northern Sinai Peninsula.

The report by MENA says the fighting erupted when forces raided a suspected terrorist hideout in the city of el-Arish. It says troops also dismantled two bombs and seized weapons during the raid.

MENA didn’t say when the raid took place or whether any members of the security forces were killed or maimed. Egypt heavily restricts media access to the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Egypt police kill six terrorists in shootout in Cairo's 6 October City: Ministry
[AlAhram] Egypt's interior ministry said in a statement on Monday that six Death Eaters have been killed in a shootout with police in 6 October City on the outskirts of the capital, a statement by the Egyptian interior ministry read.

Police forces had received information that a group of Death Eaters were using a residential house in 6 October as a hideout and were planning on carrying out "violent operations," the ministry said.

The raid was carried out based on intelligence obtained by the National Security Agency.

The suspects opened fire on police forces when the raid began.

"Information had revealed that the Death Eaters planned to implement a series of hostile operations targeting vital state institutions, Christian churches, and military and police personnel during the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday," the ministry statement said.

Three automatic rifles, a sniper rifle, a birdshot rifle, ammunition, and improvised bombs were found at the site.

The State Security Investigations Service is investigating the incident, the statement added.

Egypt's police forces have recently been carrying out a number of raids on Death Eaters involved in executing or attempting to carry out hostile acts throughout the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under:


Egypt police reveal identity of bomber behind failed attack on Qalioubiya church
[AlAhram] Egypt's interior ministry revealed on Sunday the identity of a jacket wallah involved in a failed attack on a church in Qalioubiya governorate on Saturday, and has nabbed
Please don't kill me!
six others involved in the case, including two women.

The attacker has been identified as 29-year-old Omar Mostafa, a member of a terrorist cell that has attempted to carry out a number of attacks, including the one on the Virgin Mary Church in Qalioubiya's Mostord on Saturday.

Mostafa, who was wearing an boom belt, tried to infiltrate worshippers gathered at the church for a service commemorating the annual Fast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which began on 7 August and concludes on 22 August.

Due to the heavy security presence, Mostafa's explosives detonated before he could enter the church, killing the suspect in the process.

According to the ministry's statement, police found at Mostafa's apartment a number of weapons and ammunition, as well as cash and documents on manufacturing explosives.

The six other suspects were found with a number of explosives and ammunition in their apartments.

According to investigations, Mostafa met with two of the suspects near the church before the attack.

Egypt's police have been bolstering security at churches nationwide to ensure the safety of Christian worshippers, who have been the target of a number of terrorist attacks in recent years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Dozens of Saudi-backed militiamen killed, injured in Najran, Asir, Jizan: Report
[SABANEWS.NET] The Yemeni army on Monday repelled two infiltration of the US-backed Saudi-led mailmen and destroyed five military vehicles of them and artillery and rocketry targeted theirs gatherings in Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
, Asir, Jizan Saudi border provinces' front-lines, a military official told saba.

The official said that the army repelled an infilitration of the Saudi-paid mercenaries toward Shbak military site in Najran, killing and wounding dozens.

Army shelled artillery on the faceless myrmidons gatherings in Shourka and in the western area and off Sudis.

Two military vehicles were destroyed by the army and 13 mercenaries were killed in ambush set up in Sudis.

The army's snipers killed off Doukhan mountain five mercenaries.

The artillery of the army shelled the gathering of the Saudi army in Arar site, causing heavy casualties upon their ranks.

Army destroyed a pick-up carrying Saudi army soldiers in the eastern areas of Doud mountain and killed its crew's members and targeted other pick-up in Dhbira village.

Artillery shelled the faceless myrmidons gatherings off Aleeb crossing, causing human and material losses among them.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Saudi air defenses destroy ballistic missile launched by Houthis at Najran
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Saudi air defense forces destroyed a 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 ...
ballistic missile targeting Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
on Monday.

According to an Al Arabiya news channel correspondent, Saudi air defense forces intercepted and destroyed the missile using their Patriot defense system.

Military sources confirmed that the Houthi militia intentionally fired the missile at a resident-dense areat. But, the defense forces were able to destroy the missile without resulting in any casualties.
Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  What about destroying the launchers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/14/2018 8:15 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
4 JMB members arrested in Dhaka
[Dhaka Tribune] Police’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit have incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
four alleged members of banned holy warrior outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Dhaka.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman said the arrests were made during a raid in Abdullahpur area around 8:45pm on Sunday.

He identified the four as Mohibul Islam, 22, Md Mozammel Haque alias Billal, 34, Shamim Ahmed, 27, and Md Delwar Hossain, 37, and added that all of them were active JMB members.

During the raid, police also seized two machetes, 96 detonators, 10 batteries and other bomb making materials from them, said Masudur.

CTTC sources also said that these four active JMB members were involved in promoting their ideology. They also gathered the bomb making materials in order to carry out subversive activities as part of their anti-state conspiracy.

A case was filed against the arrestees at Uttara west cop shoppe under the antiterrorism act.

The four JMB members were also scheduled to be produced before a Dhaka court on Monday, with police seeking 10 days to interrogate them.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)


Britain
Pedestrians hurt after car hits barriers at UK parliament
[Ynet] A man was arrested after a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building and a number of pedestrians were injured, police said on Tuesday.
Regards from Chen Keinan, EUropeans
Update at 7:25a.m. EDT: The Ynet article was updated from the Reuters feed at 13:24 Israel time, and has video of the miscreant’s arrest as he calmly left the vehicle. He appears to me to be a sub-Saharan African. The Telegraph has more photos and is liveblogging events Their latest post is time stamped 11:54 a.m.:
Police 'don't believe suspect is known to counter-terror officers or MI5'

Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and counter-terrorism head, is giving an update outside New Scotland Yard. He has said:
  • One woman is being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries. Another person has been discharged

  • The arrested man is in his late 20s

  • "Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method and the iconic site... this is being treated as a terrorist attack"

  • No other suspects have been identified and there is “no intelligence at this time of further danger” to Londoners or the rest of the UK connected to this incident

  • The vehicle is vehicle is being searched. No weapons have been found

  • Police are seeking to identify the suspect and "his motivation if possible"

  • Mr Basu added that the suspect was not co-operating with police and had not yet been formally identified

  • But on the basis of the information known so far, "we don't believe this person is known to either MI5 or counter terrorism police," he added.
Update from the Daily Mail at 7:10 p.m EDT: Driver named as Salih Khater, a resident of Birmingham from Sudan with British citizenship, known to the local police but not to MI5 or Scotland Yard.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/14/2018 03:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  I call em Eurines...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/14/2018 7:08 Comments || Top||


#3  Well YEAH.
The dude was driving on the wrong side of the street!

Moment of London car incident caught on video
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/14/2018 9:26 Comments || Top||


#5  Those radical Amish at it again.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2018 10:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Anglicans have always been blood-thirsty.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/14/2018 15:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Based on the Daily Mail, the Sudanese-British gentleman is a known wolf from Birmingham. It will be interesting to see what is revealed about him and his circle in the days to come.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 19:14 Comments || Top||

#8  g(r)omgoru, thank you for being so quick off the mark to get us the story this morning. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 19:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Wasn't morning in Israel
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/14/2018 19:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Who's black but's allergic to chitlins?
What Asian'll diddle your little 'uns?
What dimwitted ginger
Turns Islamist whinger?
That bland English man of the Midlands!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/14/2018 20:00 Comments || Top||


Europe
Gothenburg, Sweden 'carbeque' - parents called, no arrests made
[Breitbart UK] A gang of masked "youths" rampaged through Sweden’s second-largest city Monday night, setting cars ablaze in an attack described as "extremely organised" and like a military operation by the Prime Minister.

Shocking video of fire engulfing numerous vehicles in Gothenburg spread on social media Monday evening with other footage clearly showing masked people in dark clothing intentionally lighting the blazes.

Police chose not to arrest the "young people" at the scene and have since contacted their parents, reports state.

Officers said Tuesday that up to 100 cars had been either burnt to or vandalized in the city and in nearby towns such as Trollhattan, an industrial area with high unemployment, and Falkenberg.

Falkenberg contains gender-segregated asylum seeker homes and police have been repeatedly attacked en mass in nearby Trollhattan, with well knows Islamic State fighters hailing from the area.

Such areas, with large migrant populations, have become hotspots for violence in the Nordic nation in recent years with many described as "no-go zones."



Posted by: Besoeker || 08/14/2018 07:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Hey, they shoot you in Florida for taking a parking spot. Just saying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/14/2018 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Sweden cars: 80 set on fire by gangs in several cities

Posted by: Skidmark || 08/14/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||


#4  If the Prime Minister can't figure it out, I would say that they are rioting, burning cars, creating disorder, destroying their neighborhood, and beginning to destroy Sweden.

Is that clear enough?
Posted by: Tom || 08/14/2018 10:55 Comments || Top||

#5  The Local (Sweden) adds:

One witness, who asked to be named only as Robert, told The Local he had seen a group of half a dozen people torch cars in the car park outside his home in Frölunda. His wife called the emergency services.

"We were very surprised. This area is usually very calm. Nothing like this has ever happened before. Six months ago it happened on the other side of the square. We've been living here for eight years," he said.

"We know from experience that these kinds of fires more often happen the week before schools start than other weeks," police spokesperson Ulla Brehm told the Swedish news agency TT.


I suspect this is the action of “migrant” yoots rather than natives, hinted at by Skidmark’s BBC article comparing this round of car-b-ques with the Moslem colonist riots of 2013:

There is no clear motive for the widespread destruction, but the arson echoes the damage done during riots in Stockholm over several nights in May 2013.

They followed the death of an elderly man who threatened police - vehicles were set alight in poor immigrant neighbourhoods, also by masked youths.

The 2013 riots sparked a debate about immigration in some circles, and unemployment and the widening gap between rich and poor in others.

Sweden is firmly in election season ahead of September's polls, and immigration remains a key issue.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 11:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Shoot to kill.
Posted by: Clem Kadiddlehopper9000 || 08/14/2018 12:59 Comments || Top||

#7  I don't suppose it was a marketing tactic by Saab?
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/14/2018 14:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Time for a militia to stand up and put an end to this nonsense.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/14/2018 18:01 Comments || Top||

#9  The national beverage is estrogen. Nothing will be done about this behavior...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/14/2018 18:18 Comments || Top||

#10  Whiff of grapeshot and make the migrant parents pay for damages
Posted by: Frank G || 08/14/2018 18:54 Comments || Top||

#11  Sweden has on many occasions criticized or condemned Israel for injuring terrorist Paleos so maybe the cops suspected (or were certain0 that the politicos would stab them in the back if any of the local thugs stubbed their toe or broke a nail under custody
Posted by: lord garth || 08/14/2018 19:29 Comments || Top||

#12  #9 The national beverage is estrogen.

Snark of the Day!
Posted by: SteveS || 08/14/2018 19:34 Comments || Top||

#13  According to the Daily Mail, it went much farther than just Gothenburg:

Dozens of vehicles burned in Sweden's four major cities - Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg and Uppsala - on Monday evening and in the early hours of Tuesday.

Systematically setting cars on fire has become a associated with gang violence in suburbs in Sweden's major cities.


I think there is now enough evidence, veiled though it might be, to move this to P.1: WoT and tag it Moslem colonists.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 19:37 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Mosul clearance continues: 1 turban toes up, 12 turbans and turbanettes tied up


Iraqi police kill Islamic State member, arrest seven others in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Nineveh police forces killed on Monday an Islamic State militant and arrested seven others in the group’s previously proclaimed capital of Mosul, a police officer was quoted as saying.

Speaking to BasNews website, Captain Amir Watheq said that security forces received intelligence information that eight Islamic State militants seek to infiltrate into Al-Hadar district, 80 km west of Mosul, coming from Al-Jazeera area.

Immediately, the troops clashed with the infiltrators, killing one of them and arresting seven others, Watheq said, adding that “all the arrestees have been taken to the Nineveh police command for interrogation.”

Five Islamic State female members arrested, west of Mosul: Ministry

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Security troops in Nineveh have arrested five Islamic State female members in west of Mosul, the Interior Ministry’s Security Media Center said on Monday.

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the ministry, said Nineveh troops “managed to arrest five Islamic State female members wanted to stand judiciary.”

The women, according to the statement, “pledged allegiance to the militant group through Islamic State’s mufti known as Abu Ayyoub. They worked for al-Hisbah (Vigilantism) department.” One of them used to work as a biter, who bites women using an iron tool while the group was in control of the city.

“They were arrested in al-Amn district in west of Mosul,” he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


3 bodies recovered from under debris of house destroyed by Islamic State in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Three bodies were recovered from under the debris, north of Salahuddin, a security source from the province said on Monday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said, "civil defense forces managed, today, to recover three bodies from under the rubble in al-Siniyah region, north of Salahuddin."

The bodies, according to the source, "was under a destroyed house that was went kaboom! by 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....
members." They were taken to forensic medicine department to be handed over to their relatives.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi child wounded in Islamic State attack on security checkpoint in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi child was maimed Monday in an attack by a group of 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) snuffies on a security checkpoint in Baqubah, Diyala.

Speaking to Alghad Press, a security source said that Iraqi troops thwarted an Islamic State attack on a security checkpoint in Buhriz town, 6 miles south of the major city of Baqubah.

"The attack left a child maimed," the source said, adding that the injured was moved to the Baqubah general hospital for treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State member sentenced to death over killing security personnel in Nineveh
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The Nineveh Criminal Court has sentenced an 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....
member to death over involvement in killing security personnel in the province.

In a statement, Abdul Sattar al-Bayraqdar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said Nineveh Criminal Court reviewed the case of a "suspect, accused of joining Islamic State. The court decreed sentencing him to death."

The convict, according to the statement, "killed number of police and military personnel as well as planting bombs in regions of Bab al-Bayd, Qabr al-Bint, al-Boursa and Wadi Hajar in Nineveh." He also "executed several civilians in Bab al-Hadid region, Ghazi street and al-Sijn in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
," it added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel said to confiscate tens of thousands of balloons en route to Gaza
[IsraelTimes] Three shipping containers impounded by IDF at port over fears they'd be used as airborne incendiary devices

In the past several weeks, Israel has prevented tens of thousands of balloons from being shipped to Gazoo, out of concern they would be used to launch incendiary devices into Israel, according to a television report on Sunday.

Three shipping containers destined for the coastal enclave and carrying tens of thousands of balloons were stopped at the Ashdod port and confiscated, Channel 10 reported.

Southern Israel has experienced hundreds of fires as a result of incendiary kites and balloons flown over the border from Gazoo in recent months. Over 7,000 acres of land have been burned, causing millions of shekels in damage, according to Israeli officials.

Despite an apparent truce with the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terrorist group since Thursday, incendiary kites and balloons from Gazoo have continued to plague Israeli border communities, with a large incendiary kite landing on power lines near Kibbutz Sufa on Friday, causing blackouts in surrounding homes.

On Sunday, the Ynet news site published a video, filmed by one of the residents of Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, of an incendiary device attached to an inflated condom which had been launched from Gazoo. The balloon carried flammable material attached to a time delay fuse. Only after it landed did the device burst into flames.

In this case, the fire was extinguished quickly and caused no damage.

A front man for the Israeli Fire and Rescue Services said that Sunday marked the first day in several months that no fires were caused by incendiary balloons flown from Gazoo toward Israeli communities bordering the coastal enclave. However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
he later said it appeared that at least one fire was started by the the arson devices.

Earlier on Sunday, the top-level security cabinet met to discuss the ongoing Gazoo Strip violence and the military options available, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear that Israel wants a full ceasefire and nothing less.

Gazoo’s Hamas rulers claim an Egyptian and UN-brokered ceasefire came into effect at the end of last week, though senior Israel officials maintain the country has not agreed to to it. Hamas, a terror group which seeks to destroy Israel, claims the deal was mediated by Egypt and other regional players.

Senior Israeli officials have said that "quiet will be met by quiet," implying that the country is not seeking an escalation of violence, but has not openly committed to an end to hostilities. Instead, military officials hope the terror group has internalized the damage Israel can cause to its infrastructure.

Firefighters extinguish blaze in south sparked by Gaza balloon

[IsraelTimes] Since Monday morning, firefighters have worked to extinguish a blaze caused by an incendiary balloon across that fell near the community of Re’im adjacent to the central Gazoo Strip, a front man for the Israel Fire and Rescue Services says.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Banning condoms may raise the HIV index but it will assure a wave of late winter births.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/14/2018 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Balloons, Mandrake. Childrens' balloons...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/14/2018 18:57 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Two BIFF rebels transporting bomb killed in Mindanao
[Xinhua] Philippines security forces gunned down two terrorists allegedly carrying an improvised explosive device in North Cotabato on August 8. Milatary spokesman Arvin Encinas said the two bomb couriers aboard a motorcycle attempted to transport the IED but were flagged down at a military checkpoint for inspection.

He said in a statement, "When the troops approached to check them, they attempted to flee and one suspect drew a firearm and shot the troops."

Encinas said this prompted the troops to return fire, killing the two people on the spot. He added that troops found a pistol and an IED inside a paper bag from these two people, who were believed to be members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.

"The bomb couriers are trying to plot a bomb terror attack in the province of North Cotabato.It would have resulted in casualties had we not prevented (these people)," the military spokesman added.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters


Thai ranger gunned down in Pattani ambush
[Bangkok Post] A volunteer ranger was gunned down in an ambush at a roadside pavilion opposite a military outpost in Pattani province on Saturday morning.

The attack occurred shortly after Phumsak Yenthua crossed Highway 42 in Panare district, opposite the ranger outpost where he worked, to the pavilion. As he was about to turn off the lights in the pavilion, assailants waiting in ambush in a nearby forest fired shots at him,

The sound of gunshots caused other rangers to rush to the scene, where they found Phumsak seriously injured. He was rushed to the hospital but died shortly later. Police found 25 spent M16 cartridges scattered at the scene of the attack and a bullet in the roadside forest, where the assailants had been hidden, about 50 meters from the pavilion.

Around the same time, a suspicious object was found in Thung Yang Daeng district of Pattani. Bomb disposal officers were called in to examine the object, which turned out to be a bomb. It was destroyed.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
IS chief al-Baghdadi clinically dead following successful airstrike in Syria: Source
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ 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) chief His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
is believed to be "clinically dead" after an Iraqi Arclight airstrike targeted him during a meeting with a host of IS leaders in Syria last June, a security source was quoted as saying.

"Iraqi warplanes launched an airstrike inside the Syrian territories in June, targeting a meeting of Islamic State leaders, where the group’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was present," the source told AlSumaria News on Monday.

According to the source, the airstrike left al-Baghdadi mortally maimed and incapable of assuming his duties, prompting the group’s leaders to nominate Abu Othman al-Tunisi to succeed him.

The nomination of al-Tunisi, however, has caused severe disputes within the group.

"The strike also left a large number of Islamic State commanders dead and maimed," added the source.

Al-Baghdadi has been reported killed or maimed on a number of occasions.

No reports about al-Baghdadi have been heard since September 2017, when he urged supporters to wage attacks against the West and keep fighting in Syria and neighboring Iraq.

Al-Baghdadi emerged as leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, one of the groups that later became Islamic State, in 2010. In October 2011, the US officially designated al-Baghdadi as a terrorist. It has offered a reward of up to $25m (£19.6m) for information leading to his capture or death.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/14/2018 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  so "9-Lives" is dead again? or just cat-food?
Posted by: Ebbumble and Company5278 || 08/14/2018 9:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Baghdad Bob wasn't prone to exaggerated claims because he worked for Saddam. It's an Iraqi thing.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 08/14/2018 16:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Rantburg U. Pop Quiz for the over-60 crowd. Which of the following names are you familiar with?

1. Monica Lewinsky
2. Spiro Agnew
3. Benito Mussolini
4. Adolf Hitler
5. Jorge Bergoglio
6. Alfonse Capon
7. Vladimir Putin
8. Linda Lovelace
9. Saddam Hussein
10. Baghdad Bob

You had trouble with #5, didn't you?

You know all the liars, criminals, adulterers, murderers, thieves, whores, and cheaters, but you don't know the Pope??

Lovely, just lovely ... Sometimes I worry about you.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/14/2018 16:16 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm waiting for LongWars to confirm first.
Posted by: newc || 08/14/2018 16:36 Comments || Top||

#5  There's always Billie Sol Estes to fall back on, B.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/14/2018 16:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Dead or a guest of honor at Obammer's DC home?
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/14/2018 17:25 Comments || Top||

#7  "Clinically Dead" - Oh great, he'll be voting Democrat for decades
Posted by: Frank G || 08/14/2018 18:59 Comments || Top||


Iranian designated ‘global terrorist’ by US for subversive activities in Bahrain
[ARABNEWS] The US Department of State designated Iran-based Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed as a global terrorist on Monday, according to a statement.

Also known as Qassim al-Muamen, Ahmed is a leader of the al-Ashtar Brigade (AAB), a group which the US has labelled a "Foreign Terrorist Organization."

As part of Executive Order 13224, Ahmed has been highlighted as posing a "significant risk of committing acts of terrorism."

The designation from the US Department of State seeks to deny Ahmed "resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks."

Under the sanctions, Ahmed’s property and interests subject to US jurisdiction are blocked, and American citizens are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with him.

The AAB seeks to overthrow the Bahraini government, and Ahmed has previously recruited gunnies in Bahrain, trained AAB members how to use weaponry and explosives as well as funded AAB members to carry out attacks.

In November 2017, Bahraini authorities identified Ahmed as being involved in an AAB plot to assassinate prominent figures in Bahrain and target three oil pipelines.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Is there a "dead or alive" clause in there anywhere?
Posted by: Ebbumble and Company5278 || 08/14/2018 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  The AAB seeks to overthrow the Bahraini government, and Ahmed has previously recruited gunnies in Bahrain, trained AAB members how to use weaponry and explosives as well as funded AAB members to carry out attacks.

Who does he think he is? Obama or Hillary working to destabilize Assad?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/14/2018 8:10 Comments || Top||



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