[Iraq News] On Saturday, U.S. Pentagon announced the first death of an American solider in Iraq in the U.S. military campaign against the ISIS krazed killer group.
Lance Corporal Sean P. Neal served as a Marine soldier. Neal was 19 years old from Riverside, Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, and was killed in Baghdad last Thursday during what the Pentagon described as a noncombat-related incident.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force -- Crisis Response -- Central Command, whose headquarters element deploys from Camp Pendleton, Calif., according to the DOD news release.
The Pentagon had announced earlier in October that Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, is the first American marine to die in the war on ISIS. The soldier had died after jumping from a military plane in the waters of the Gulf.
Kurdish militants killed three Turkish soldiers in Turkey’s southeast on Saturday, the Turkish Armed Forces said, in a further blow to peace talks between Ankara and the insurgents.
That's not going to induce the Turks to help the Kurds in Syria...
Three members of the "separatist terrorist organisation", a term used by the army to describe the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), shot the soldiers who were in plain clothes, the army said in a statement. The soldiers were buying electrical supplies for the military post where they served, media said.
On Friday, soldiers shot dead three PKK guerrillas after fighters from the outlawed group set fire to two vehicles and a power plant in the eastern province of Kars and shot at soldiers who returned fire.
Dozens were killed in eastern Turkey this month after riots by Kurds over what they saw as the government's refusal to help Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS in the besieged town of Kobani on Turkey's southern border.
Turkish planes bombed PKK targets in the southeast in mid-October in response to attacks on a military post near the Iraqi border, the Turkish army said, the first major air operation against the PKK since the launch of peace talks.
[DAWN] The security forces seized the beheaded body of a man in Gudd Malang area of Bara tehsil on Friday.
The slain man, later identified as Jahangir of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire. , had a piece of paper on it reading those not obeying Lashkar-e-Islam ...a group of Islamic bandidos infesting Khyber Agency. It's headed by a former bus driver.... orders will meet similar fate.
Also in the day, a man was critically injured when a stray mortar shell fell on his moving vehicle in Malikdinkhel area.
Meanwhile, ...back at the pond, Gloria slowly backed away from the eight-foot bull frog. If the creature croaked she would surely be deafened... volunteers of Al-Khidmat Foundation told Dawn that they had received 200 more displaced families from Bara at their registration point on Ring Road in Peshawar.
[DAWN] The security forces in Landi Kotal on Friday foiled a possible act of terrorism by seizing a boom-mobile in the main bazaar.
Operational commander of Khyber Rifles Major Qasim told news hounds that the seized car carried 240kg explosives and was parked at the main Bacha Khan Chowk of Landi Kotal Bazaar.
He said the security forces had prior information about the bully boys' intentions to target key government installations by boom-mobileing.
Major Qasim said after spotting the car, the forces cordoned off the Landi Kotal Bazaar, seized the car, drove it away to a safe location and disconnected electric wires attached to the explosives packed in eight plastic canes to foil the terrorist plan.
[DAWN] Security forces raided a number of places in the city on Friday and detained 24 suspects in connection with Thursday's suicide kaboom on JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ... , killing of eight members of the Hazara Shia community and a kaboom on a Frontier Corps vehicle.
Most of the suspects were tossed in the clink Please don't kill me! during raids in the city's outskirts, including Pashtoonabad, Killi Kamalo, Killi Qambrani, Killi Geo and Sariab.
SSP Quetta Aetezaz Guraya said police, FC and Anti-Terrorist Force personnel had conducted the raids and the suspects were being interrogated to extract information which could help trace the criminal masterminds of the attacks.
Meanwhile, ...back at the pond, Gloria slowly backed away from the eight-foot bull frog. If the creature croaked she would surely be deafened... a case was registered at the city cop shoppe in connection with the suicide attack on Maulana Fazl. "A team of senior coppers has started an investigation into the attack," police sources said.
SSP Guraya said that samples of parts of the bomber's body had been sent to Lahore for DNA tests. "Without DNA test it is not possible to identify the bomber and determine his nationally," he said, adding that the bomber's head had not been found so far.
The bomb disposal squad collected evidences from the blast site.
The suicide jacket of the bomber contained about 8kg of explosives. He went kaboom! near the bullet-proof vehicle carrying Maulana Fazl and other JUI-F leaders, including Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri ...Central Secretary General of JUI-F, member of the Pak senate, formerly provincial minister of Balochistan. He has a master's degree in Islam and runs a madrassah... and Ikram Durrani.
Two JUI-F workers were killed and about 30 people injured in the attack.
[IRAQINEWS] According to a security source in Diyala province, the terrorist organization ISIS beheaded a 30 year old woman for killing one its members as he attempted to rape her in her home located northeast of Baquba.
The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com: "On Wednesday, a member of the terrorist organization ISIS attempted to rape a 30 year old woman inside her house in a village located in the northern district of Muqdadiya (35 km northeast of Baquba), but she managed to grab his gun and kill him in order to maintain her honor. The woman was resting at home and recovering from a medical illness before the attack occurred."
The source, who requested anonymity, added that "members of ISIS imposed a perimeter in the vicinity of the incident before arresting the sick woman and then killing her by cutting off her head with a sword as per the sentence issued by the Sharia Court of the organization."
[Iraq News] On Saturday the head of the security committee in northern Babel, Tamer Zibyan, announced that Iraqi explosive experts have managed to destroy and deactivate 350 explosive devices planted in Jurf al-Sakher.
Zibyan informed IraqiNews.com that âIraqi security forces and explosive experts have destroyed and deactivated 350 explosive devices (IEDs) that were planted in and around the area of clashing in Jurf al-shakher. The bomb traps were set on the roads and palm trees field.â
The governor of Karbala, Aqeel al-Tarehi, has said on Friday that Iraqi forces and tribal fighters liberated the area of Jurf al-Shaker in northern Babel from ISIS control
[Iraq News] On Saturday the headquarters of Joint Operations Command announced that 50 ISIS murderous Moslems were killed in an air strike in the west of al-djinn-infested Mosul. ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
The official Iraqi TV channel reported today that the coalition's warplanes conducted air strikes on a location west of al-Mosul where ISIS murderous Moslems were gathering.
The air strike resulted in killing 50 ISIS fighters and destroying 10 armored vehicles.
Coalition warplanes conducted an air strikes in central Mosul on Friday which was described by security sources to be the most offensive against ISIS targets since the US-led coalition began their air campaign last September.
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces tossed in the slammer ... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not... 11 ISIS turbans and seized a factory for manufacturing chlorine gas rockets in Jurf al-Sakhar district of northern Babel. A security source stated to IraqiNews.com "11 turbans were arrested in Fadhiliya area and a chlorine gas factory was seized in Abd Wees area of Juf al-Sakhar district of northern Babel."
[Iraq News] 35 soldiers within the Iraqi Army were either killed or injured of northern Baghdad. Security source stated to IraqiNews.com "A jacket wallah attacked one of the gates of Taji Military Camp of northern Baghdad to result in killing seven soldiers and injure 28 others."
Kurdish armed forces have retaken control of town Zumar in northern Iraq and pushed Islamic State (IS) militants out of several nearby villages, RIA Novosti reported referring to a Kurdish security official.
A source in the Kurdish intelligence told that Islamic State fighters had put up a fight as they were evicted by local Kurdish forces, who made considerable gains on Saturday morning. Zumar lies 60 kilometers (36 miles) northwest of Mosul, a city which is a key to Iraq's oil and gas production.
It was reported earlier that US Air Force and its allies from the 60-member anti-IS coalition carried out new airstrikes against jihadist positions in Syria and Iraq.
Iraqi security forces have retaken most of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State militants, the biggest gains in months of fighting for the strategic area, Dailystar reported referring to senior local officials. Full control of the town could allow Iraqi authorities to prevent the insurgents from edging closer to the capital and maintaining connections to their strongholds in western Anbar province as well as infiltrating the south.
"We have managed to push out Islamic State terrorists from the town of Jurf al-Sakhar today and now we are raising the Iraqi flag over the government offices," provincial governor Sadiq Madloul told.
Some Islamic State fighters had fled towards the western city of Falluja, which is held by the group, while fighting still raged near a bridge linking Jurf al-Sakhar to Anbar, said a commander and spokesman for Iraqi security forces.
"There has been a significant collapse among Islamic State fighters. Attacks by Iraqi army helicopters have not stopped since yesterday," said Raad Hamza, head of the Hilla Provincial Council.
Speaking by telephone, Hamza said he was in the town with Iraqi security forces.
[IsraelTimes] A senior Israel Police officer downplayed the severity of ongoing unrest in Jerusalem, saying that the violence is not the beginning of a third Paleostinian uprising.
"There is no intifada here," said Police Major General Aharon Eksol in an NRG interview published Saturday. "There is primarily a weakening sense of security as the result of a few riots and small incidents in different places, that demand a police response in a few locations throughout the capital. The more complicated story is the struggle against terror. We are working extensively with the Shin Bet and IDF in order to foil more than a few terror attacks. But one must remember that it is very hard to stop someone who wakes up in the morning and decides to take his car or his tractor and go run people over and kill."
Eksol, operations officer for Israel Police, said that Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino met with Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein in an attempt to convince the justice system to take a harder line with rioters.
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[Iran Press TV] At least six Lebanese troops have been killed in festivities between the army and faceless myrmidons in the country's second largest city of Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... .
The army said in a statement that the soldiers were killed in the northern city's historic market during encounters with the faceless myrmidons on Saturday.
Five soldiers were killed in festivities with the faceless myrmidons in Tripoli and an area north of it. A Lebanese soldier also died of wounds he sustained during festivities on Friday
The statement added that the military jugged You have the right to remain silent... some of the gunnies and seized their weapons and ammunition. Several faceless myrmidons were killed and maimed in the fighting.
The skirmishes came two days after troops raided the northern Dinniyeh region, slaying three faceless myrmidons and detaining a local leader.
One of the dead was a Lebanese soldier, identified as Abdul-Qadir Akkoumi, who said earlier this month that he had defected and joined the ISIL terror group.
Separately, an officer was killed and two others injured when faceless myrmidons fired a rocket propelled grenade at an army vehicle in the nearby town of Minye, while government forces also clashed with gunnies in the town of Mhamra, where two soldiers bit the dust.
Tensions have soared in Leb since August when the army fought deadly festivities with the al-Qaeda-affiliate al-Nusra ...the current nom de guerre of al-Qaeda in the Levant, which isn't to be confused with al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant... Front in the border town of Arsal.
The Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... holy warriors have kidnapped more than three dozen soldiers and security forces in Leb. They have executed at least three of the hostages.
[Iran Press TV] Fierce festivities have resumed between ISIL Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... holy warriors and Kurdish fighters in Syria's northern town of Kobani, which has been under siege by ISIL for over a month.
Reports coming out of the town on Saturday said ISIL had made a new attempt to capture Kobani.
The holy warriors attacked the Kurdish forces with mortar and heavy machinegun fire before dawn.
This came after Kurdish fighters had gained control of a strategic hill overlooking the town on Friday.
Meanwhile, ...back at the shouting match, the spittle had reached unprecedented levels... Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has decided to send reinforcement troops to Kobani next week to aid Kurds.
Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL holy warriors capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages.
The ISIL advance in the region has forced tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds to flee into Turkey, which is a stone's throw from Kobani.
Turkey continues to block any delivery of military, medical or humanitarian assistance into Kobani where the ISIL Death Eaters are feared to be aiming at massive bloodletting.
Analysts say Ankara, having already won the US green light, plans to let the Death Eaters seize the Kurdish town of Kobani before sending tanks and troops to fight them in a bid to capture and possibly annex the Syrian territory.
Meanwhile, ...back at the mall, Clarissa suddenly spied Mr. Bartlett at the checkout counter. He was buying Grecian Formula!... Press TV has learned that Washington has moved its base from Jordan to Turkey to train radical bandidosfaceless myrmidons who are fighting the Syrian government.
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