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Afghanistan
Taliban’s command and control center eliminated in Helmand province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The local officials in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province are saying that the command and control center of the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
group has eliminated in this province.

Provincial governor Gen. Mohammad Yasin said Tuesday the command and control center of the group has been eliminated during the night.

He made the remarks during a presser also attended by military council officials and added that the night operations kicked off in this province over two month sago.

The officials are saying that the Talibs have suffered heavy casualties during the operations.

According to Helmand’s governor Gen. Yasin, at least 211 bandidos Death Eaters have been killed during the past one month only, including 11 of their senior commanders.

In the meantime, provincial police Chief Gen. Abdul Raziq Yaqoubi said the casualties of the Afghan armed force have also reduced during the recent months.

This comes as the shadow governor of the group for Helmand Mullah Manan was recently killed during an Arclight airstrike, reportedly carried out by the foreign forces based in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  A cave?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 12/13/2018 12:51 Comments || Top||


Drone strike target ISIS vehicle in Nangarhar leaving at least 7 dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The U.S. forces carried out an Arclight airstrike targeting a vehicle of ISIS Khurasan faceless myrmidons in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Chaparhar district.

The statement further added that the vehicle was targeted as it was travelling in Gazook area, leaving at least seven faceless myrmidons dead.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the hatchback vehicle which was carrying ISIS faceless myrmidons was also destroyed in the airstrike.

The anti-government armed krazed killer and terrorist groups including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

This comes as ground operations and airstrikes are underway in some restive districts of Nangahrar province against the krazed killer and terrorist groups.

Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Thunder Corps confirm the killing of Taliban shadow governor for Paktika
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan military has confirmed the killing of Mullah Pir Agha, Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s shadow governor for southeastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said Mullah Pir Agha was killed four days ago during a special military operation.

The Ministry of Interior had earlier said the group’s shadow governor for Paktika Pir Agha was killed during an operation in Gomal district of the province.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior, four other members of the Taliban group were also killed during the same operation.

The statement further added that the security forces also confiscated some weapons and munitions following the operation that led to the killing of Pir Agha.

Pir Agha was one of the key leaders of Taliban who had major role in planning and coordinating major terrorist related attacks, MoI added.
Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab Ambushes Ethiopian Military Convoy In Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] More details are emerging from a heavy fighting took place in the past 24 hours in parts of Bakool region in southern Somalia.

The battle which was intense has broken out between al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
Lions of Islam and Æthiopian forces serving with African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
mission in Somalia [AMISOM].

The fighting erupted when Al-Shabaab fighters launched an ambush attack on a convoy of Æthiopian forces in the vicinity of Wajid district in the region.

Al-Shabaab claimed victory over the attack, saying its fighters inflicted casualties on the Æthiopia troops but did not confirm the number of the fatalities.

There is no word from Æthiopia and government officials about the fighting and the attack.

The situation is calm this morning, however, the government and Æthiopian troops were reported to be making movements around the town of Wajid following the attack.

Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Security Agencies Seize Vehicle With Explosives In Baidoa
[RADIOSHABELLE] The security agencies in the southwest administrative capital of Baidoa have nabbed vehicle transporting explosives on Tuesday.

Police said they recovered three hand grenades hidden inside the sack with grains after a search.

The driver of the vehicle was locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
in the event but maintained he has nothing to do with the weapons.

Southwest security minister has thanked the regional security departments for the job well done.

Hassan Hussein Elay called upon members of the public to closely cooperate with security agencies to improve security.

"I urge members of the public to cooperate with security agencies," he said.

"We will reward the officers that nabbed the vehicle with explosives," he added.

Baidoa, the administrative capital of the southwest state of Somalia is gearing up to host the election of regional president next week.

Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al-Shabaab Executes Three Men, Including Former Electoral Delegate
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somalia’s murderous Moslem Islamist group al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
has killed three men execution-style, accusing two of them of working for the army.

The third man it killed was an elderly clan leader who helped choose candidates for the 2016 parliamentary elections.

Media linked to al-Shabaab reported the killings took place in front of a crowd in Mubarak village in southern Somalia.

The murderous Moslems, who are affiliated to al-Qaeda, control much territory in rural areas of Somalia and are fighting to overthrow the un-backed government.

The Death Eaters are known for killing suspected informants, including those accused of spying for the U.S. And other foreign intelligence agencies.

Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egyptian military kills 27 terrorists in recent operations
[AlAhram] Egyptian security forces have killed 27 "very dangerous" gunnies during recent security operations, the Armed Forces said in a statement on Wednesday.

The army said that 24 bad boyz were potted in a shootout during raids in Sinai and Suez Canal cities, and that the gunnies were in possession of weapons and ammunition. Air forces killed three others in the country's Western Desert bordering Libya, it added.

The statement said the bad boyz were potted over the "past period," without giving a specific timeframe. One soldier was killed in a shootout with murderous Moslems, it added.

The statement also said that Arclight airstrikes destroyed 61 vehicles containing weapons and ammunition in the Western Desert.

Security forces discovered and destroyed 344 bombs planted to target forces, as well as 342 hideouts and weapons depots used by gunnies in central and northern Sinai.

Over 400 suspects have also been tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
Border guards arrested around 3,000 people of different nationalities trying to cross the Egyptian borders and seized large amounts of illegal narcotics.

The military launched in February a large-scale operation to eradicate gunnies who have regularly launched attacks that have killed hundreds of security forces over the past few years. The months-long campaign involves the army, navy, air force and police.
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Tunisia arrests two Bosnians in 2016 killing of Hamas drone expert
Bosnians? He probably trifled with someone’s sister... or looked at her too long.
[IsraelTimes] Gazoo-based terror group has blamed Israel’s Mossad for the liquidation of Mohammed al-Zoari, one of its top scientists

Tunisia announced on Tuesday that it locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
two suspects over the 2016 liquidation of Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", drone expert Mohammed al-Zoari.

It identified the two men as Bosnian nationals Albert Sarak and Alain Kamedi, the Walla news site reported.

The December 15, 2016, liquidation of al-Zoari was widely blamed on Israel’s Mossad, including by the Hamas terror group, which acknowledged after the killing that Zoari was a central figure in its weapons development apparatus and called him a pioneer in developing its unmanned drones.

Tunisia’s Interior Ministry said this week the two suspects entered Tunisia via a sea port on December 8, 2016, a week before the killing. The men allegedly claimed to be representatives of tour companies, and toured the Djerba area and the south of the country.

Officials allege that the two planned the killing for 18 months, and had used Tunisian citizens in the operation.

The latest claims follow Tunisian authorities’ announcement in May that they had arrested a suspect in the liquidation, whom Arab media outlets say was nabbed in Croatia on March 13.

It’s not clear what the latest announcement means for the claim, voiced by numerous Arab outlets, that Israel was behind the killing. There was no immediate report of a connection between the Bosnian suspects and Israeli espionage bodies.

Shortly after the liquidation, a senior Hamas official, Mushir al-Masri, told a Tunisian radio station that "the Zionist enemy" was the only party likely to benefit from the liquidation of Zoari, and that Mossad had a long history of killing experts with capability to develop military technology, especially those related to developing UAVs.

Israel does not want such capabilities to reach Paleostinian organizations in Gazoo, Masri said.

Hamas has also blamed Israel for the killing of its rocket scientist Fadi al-Batsh, 35, in Malaysia in April.

Zoari, an aviation scientist and engineer with longstanding links to Hamas, was rubbed out at point-blank range on December 15, 2016, in the Tunisian city of Sfax.

Zoari was said to have helped Hamas develop unmanned drones.

He was shot multiple times ‐ some reports said as many as 20 bullets were fired at him ‐ while sitting in his car near his home.

A senior Tunisian journalist said at the time that the Mossad had been tracking Zoari for quite some time, and was responsible for his liquidation.

Israel’s Channel 2 news said Zoari was reported to have received death threats because of his Paleostinian terror links. However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
Channel 2 also quoted Tunisian security officials as saying that the investigation of the death did not immediately suggest an liquidation by a foreign intelligence agency.

There was no official Israeli response to the reports.
Al Jazeera’s take ignores non-Mossad possibilities:
On December 15, 2016, a 49-year-old Tunisian man was rubbed out outside his home in Sfax, 270 kilometres south-east of Tunis.

Mohammed al-Zawari had been known locally as an aviation engineer interested in drone technology, but in fact, he had led a double life, heading a drone development project for the military wing of Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",, the Qassam Brigades.

According to Al Jazeera Arabic's investigation by Tamer Almisshal, several parties were involved in a coordinated plot against al-Zawari, who up until his death was called 'Mourad' by many of those who knew him, including his wife.

Almisshal believes it has all the hallmarks of an extrajudicial killing by Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad, but these cases are notoriously difficult to prove and must for the moment remain speculation.

Al-Zawari first left Tunisia in 1991 as a dissident against the regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. He managed to travel using a fake passport and worked in a military manufacturing installation in Sudan. He only returned home after the 2011 revolution that forced Ben Ali out of the country.

Shortly after his death, Hamas announced that the drone expert had worked for the Qassam Brigades for a decade. They credited him with developing the Ababeel drones used against Israel in Gazoo in the summer of 2014.

"By the 2008 Israeli aggression against Gazoo, the team had manufactured 30 drones in an Iranian military factory," according to a Qassam Brigades member going by the name of 'Abu Mohammed'. Another Brigades member, Abu Mujahid, says drones were important to them because "we can conduct it with precision against military targets and avoid civilians."

As well as building drones, al-Zawari did innovative research into remote-controlled submarines, as potential combat devices for the Qassam Brigades.

Israeli journalist Moav Vardi went to Tunisia to investigate the Zawari case. "It's not a criminal liquidation by a gang, or a neighbour's quarrel," he says. "From what it seems, Israel has the interest and the ability to carry out such an operation."

There have been other alleged Mossad liquidations outside Israeli territory. For instance, Israel admitted responsibility for the 1988 killing of a senior Paleostinian commander Abu Jihad, whose real name was Khalil al-Wazir, at his home in Tunis, Tunisia. Wazir was a friend and deputy to then Paleostinian chief Yasser Arafat, who headed the Paleostine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

Mossad is also alleged to have been behind the 2010 murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel. He was the Hamas logistics commander for the Qassam Brigades; and of the Black September founder Ali Hassan Salameh, or The Red Prince, using a car loaded with heavy explosives in Beirut in 1979.

In March 2018, two men were jugged
Please don't kill me!
in connection with Zawari's murder, Croatian Alen Camdzic and Bosnian Elvir Sarac. In May, Croatia's highest court blocked Camdzic's extradition to Tunisia and Sarac was released after a Bosnian court refused to hand him over to Tunisia, saying there was no extradition deal between the countries.

Until the Tunisian authorities manage to extradite the two men, the case of the murder of Mohammed al-Zawari cannot begin to be resolved - whoever was behind it.
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Arabia
Saudi Coalition suffers heavy losses in failed Yemeni border offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Saudi Coalition suffered heavy losses along the Yemeni border, today, after launching a new offensive in the southern part of the 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....
province (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...
).

According to the Saba News Agency of Yemen, the Houthi-backed Yemeni Army managed to foil the Saudi Coalition’s offensive at the al-Khadhra Crossing after a fierce battle on Wednesday.

The Saba report said that the Yemeni forces were able to inflict heavy losses within the ranks of the Saudi Coalition, while also destroying on the latter’s military vehicles at the al-Khadhra Crossing.

In addition to repelling the attack in southern Najran, 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 were also able to foil a Saudi Coalition assault inside the Jizan province.

The Saba News Agency reported that the Yemeni forces killed several members of the Saudi Coalition before fully repelling the attack on southern Jizan.

Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  On 19 January 2015, the Houthis seized the Saba News Agency. The agency then split into two factions: one pro-Hadi, the other pro-Houthi. Since then Saba reporting has been schizophrenic.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 12/13/2018 7:46 Comments || Top||

#2  The Saudi Coalition theme song?



Posted by: Woodrow || 12/13/2018 7:57 Comments || Top||


Europe
Italy police identify ISIS cell suspected in 2013 kidnapping
[Ynet] Italian carabinieri police say they have identified members of 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....
group (ISIS) believed to have been behind the 2013 kidnapping of an Italian aid worker in Syria.

Carabinieri police said they were carrying out arrest warrants on Wednesday against an unidentified number of suspected jihadis who were "seriously implicated" in the crimes of terrorist association and kidnapping with the aim of terrorism.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Day 3: Strasbourg Terror Suspect Yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ During Attack, Has 27 Prior Criminal Convictions
Day 2 report can be seen here.
[Breitbart] Strasbourg terror suspect Cherif C. is still on the run from police but new information has revealed that he has 27 prior criminal convictions and yelled “Allahu Akbar” during the attack which led to the death of two people, the brain death of another, and several injuries.

The new information was revealed Wednesday at a press conference by France’s anti-terror prosecutor Rémy Heitz who said that witnesses had observed the suspect yelling “Allahu Akbar” as he fired upon the crowd at the Strasbourg Christmas market on Tuesday evening, France24 reports.

According to French broadcaster BFMTV, the 29-year-old suspect, who was born in Strasbourg, has had a total of 27 prior criminal convictions including convictions for violent robbery, the earliest occurring when the suspect was only 10 years old.

Investigators have also said that the crimes did not occur in just France, noting he had also committed crimes in both Germany and Switzerland as well.

Hours before the attack, the suspect’s house had been raided by police who found a hand grenade, a shotgun, and other weapons. Investigators now say that the 29-year-old had been a suspect in a prior attempted murder and that is what sparked the initial raid.

On Wednesday police arrested four men believed to be connected to Cherif C. and revealed that the terror suspect had used a taxi to flee the scene and had even bragged to the taxi driver that he had killed at least ten people.

Wikipedia has opened a page on Chérif Chekatt‘s ten-minute attack here.
The Telegraph adds:
German authorities were on alert for the fugitive along the Rhine river bordering France and Germany, said a spokesman from the Baden-Wuerttemberg region.

Police had tried to detain Cherif on Tuesday morning in connection with an attempted murder inquiry, but he was not at home.

They found a grenade, a rifle and four knives during a search on Tuesday morning of the suspect’s house. Four members of his entourage were being detained for questioning.

These reportedly include his parents and two brothers, one of him, according to Le Parisien, is believed to be a follower of Salafism, an ultra-conservative form of Islam.

He was shot in the arm during an exchange of fire with French soldiers in the city centre and then forced a taxi driver to take him to another part of the city.

Later, he crossed four policemen. They riposted when he opened fire but he managed to flee once again.

At the drab housing estate where he lived in Hohberg on the outskirts of Strasbourg, neighbours were adamant Chekatt was no Islamist but a cornered criminal who had “lost his marbles”.

“For us, he wasn’t radicalised, he was a thug,” a resident called Zak, 22, told the Telegraph.

“He lost the plot because he had botched an armed robbery beforehand. He knew the police were after him. He had a criminal history and knew he was looking at 10 years or so he lost it.”
From the Daily Mail:
Chekatt, a French national from an Algerian background, was originally due to be arrested in connection with an attempted murder in in Eckbolsheim, in north eastern France, in August.

Before the shooting took place, police had gone to his home earlier to arrest him over this suspected crime, but found him missing.

The four people previously reported as being held for questioning was revealed on Wednesday afternoon to be Chekatt's mother, father and two brothers.
From the Guardian, background:
French investigators call them the “gangster-jihadists” – young men, often from poor immigrant backgrounds, who start with petty crime, drug dealing and robbery and graduate to terrorism.

Chekatt was born in Strasbourg in February 1989, into a family with Moroccan roots, and appears to have fallen first into petty crime then gangster circles.

Like many youths growing up on outer-city housing projects in France, home to many of the country’s north African immigrant population, where poverty and unemployment are rife, Chekatt left school early and had a series of low-paid jobs.

Five of his alleged accomplices
...for the previous armed robbery/attempted murder...
were picked up in raids on Tuesday morning, but when police turned up at his apartment in a block at the Les Poteries district of west Strasbourg, Chekatt was not there. Inside, they found a stun grenade, a long rifle with ammunition and four knives, including two hunting knives.

French officials have suggested the prospect of another prison sentence could have sparked the Christmas market attack a few hours later.
Another Guardian article adds:
German federal police also confirmed they were searching for Chekatt and his brother in case they have crossed the border into Germany. At the German-French border in Kehl all cars leaving France are being controlled by the German police, and there are controls at three other border points.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  everyone reporting on this should point out that France has much stricter gun control laws than any US State and every weapon this gangster-jihadist had, excepting maybe the knives was illegally possessed
Posted by: lord garth || 12/13/2018 12:28 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish military sends military convoy to Syrian border as Euphrates operation approaches
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish military has already begun amassing along the Syrian border for their upcoming operation east of the Euphrates.

Ottoman Turkish military vehicles and soldiers were seen moving towards the cities of Kobane (var. ’Ayn al-’Arab), Tal al-Abyad, and Manbij after Ottoman Turkish 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...
announced that his army’s next operation is set to take place in the coming days.

All three of the aforementioned cities are controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF); they also have U.S. observation posts near the Ottoman Turkish border.

Erdogan has expressed his desire to clear the entire eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley, despite the large presence of the U.S. Coalition in the SDF-held areas.

The Ottoman Turkish President said that the U.S. soldiers will not be targeted during the operation; however, they are currently blocking their path to these SDF-held regions in northern Syria.
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India-Pakistan
Another suspect behind torching of Diamer schools arrested
[DAWN] Gilgit-Baltistan police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 'commander' allegedly involved in the torching of schools in Diamer earlier this year.

The suspected arsonist, identified as Qari Hidayatullah, was tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
along with three 'accomplices' in an operation in Darel on Tuesday night, a police front man said.

The police, GB Scouts and various other forces took part in the operation, the front man added. A local jirga of elders in Darel's Tangir area also played an important role in the arrests.

A member of the jirga and GB minister Haider Khan said that the jirga had warned the relatives of the suspects to hand them over, saying if security operations had to be conducted to track them down, the family members would be responsible for the consequences.

Additionally, the families were told that they would face a social boycott if they did not cooperate by handing over their wanted family members, the official said, adding that the issue is not about simply arresting the suspects, but of tackling and eliminating the triggers behind such attacks.

On the night of August 2, more than a dozen schools ‐ half of which were girls-only centres ‐ were burned down in Diamer by person or persons unknown.

An initial report suggested that miscreants carried out the attacks in an organised manner, first vandalising the buildings and then setting them ablaze.

It also said that important evidence uncovered during the investigation suggested involvement by foreigners and some local controllers.

An operation was subsequently launched in the area to track down and arrest the culprits. A total of 40 people have been arrested so far in connection with the torching of GB schools, while 15 suspects are still being searched for.

Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Joint Iraqi force kills three Islamic State militants in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi troops killed on Wednesday three turbans 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....
during a military operation in Mosul city.

A joint force of the Iraqi army and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) carried out a military operation to purge Sheikh Ibrahim desert town, in western Mosul, from Islamic State holy warriors, Almaalomah news website quoted the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi as saying in a statement.

"Three Islamic State bad boyz were potted in the military operation," the statement added.
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Bomb blast leaves two policemen dead, four civilians wounded in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two Iraqi coppers were killed Tuesday in a kaboom in northern Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.

"An explosive charge went off at an agricultural land in Youssef Bek village, west of Khanaqin town, in Diyala, leaving two coppers dead," the source told Shafaq News website.

The source added that the kaboom left four civilians maimed as well.

"The security forces cordoned off the blast site and carried the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while the maimed were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment," the source noted.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but 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) bully boy group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kirkuk reconquest: 2 turbans tied up, 2 turbans toes up, 3 hotbeds melted to slag
Iraqi troops kill two IS militants, destroy three hotbeds in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) – A joint force killed on Tuesday two Islamic State militants and detonated three terrorist hotbeds in the oil-rich Iraqi province of Kirkuk, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today news website, the source said that a security force made up of the Iraqi anti-terrorism service and the U.S. Special Forces killed two IS terrorists in al-Riyadh district in southwestern Kirkuk.

“The forces also found an explosive charge and detonated three IS hotbeds in al-Arisha village in Kirkuk.

Two members of Islamic State sleeper cells arrested in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday the capture of two Islamic State militants in Kirkuk province.

“A force of the Homeland Security Service in Kirkuk arrested two members of Islamic State sleeper cells in Al-Qadsia neighborhood in Kirkuk,” Alghad Press website quoted the Security Media Center as saying.

“The pair were handed over to the competent authorities for legal action,” the center added.
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#1  Great title TW.
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#2  *blush* :-)
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
'He got out and opened fire': 2 killed, 2 critically wounded in West Bank
[JPost - Breaking News] In a devastating terrorist attack on Thursday, two Israelis were killed and two others were seriously wounded in the West Bank, just north of Jerusalem. Givat Asaf, the site of the shooting, is a main junction two kilometers south of Ofra, scene of Sunday's attack
sounds like a lovely place
The shots were fired by a Palestinian who got out of his car and started shooting. He then fled the scene and his car was located by security forces near Ramallah.

One Palestinian involved in the incident has been arrested while wearing an IDF military uniform, according to initial reports.

The dead and wounded were said to be in their 20s. The two wounded - a man and woman - were evacuated to Jerusalem's Shaarei Zedek Medical Center.

"A car stopped at a hitchhiking spot and at least one suspect got out and fired shots towards both civilians and soldiers," Manelis said adding that the suspect got back into the car before it fled the scene. It is unclear whether troops at the scene opened fire at the car.
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After two-month manhunt IDF finds and kills terrorist who killed two in Barkan
[israelTimes] Ashraf Na’alowa bound and executed Kim Levengrond Yehezkel before shooting Ziv Hajbi at a factory where all three worked in the Barkan Industrial Zone in the West Bank

After a two-month manhunt, Israeli forces found and killed a Paleostinian man suspected of carrying out a brutal terror attack in which he rubbed out two Israeli coworkers in a West Bank factory, the army said early Thursday.

On October 7, Ashraf Na’alowa, 23, allegedly killed his coworkers Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi at a factory where all three worked in the Barkan Industrial Zone. Another Israeli woman was also injured in the attack.

Na’alowa, from the West Bank village of Shuweika near Tulkarem, remained on the run for over two months, repeatedly eluding capture by Israel security forces. In the interim, a number of his relatives and alleged accomplices have been detained and indicted as part of the manhunt.

Early Thursday morning, Israeli forces tried to arrest him in a joint operation between the IDF, the Shin Bet security services and the Israel police. He was killed during the operation, the army said, adding that he was armed.

The army gave no further details on the location of the raid, saying only that he was found following a wide-ranging intelligence effort.

During the searches for Na’alowa several of his relatives were placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
and charged on Thursday with failing to prevent his crime.

His father, Walid Suleiman Na’alowa, was charged in a West Bank military court with both failing to prevent the attack and interfering with the investigation.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, Na’alowa’s father knew that his son intended to commit a terror attack and that he’d been training with a gun in the weeks prior to the killings.

Na’alowa’s mother, Wafaa Na’alowa, and brother, Amjad Na’alowa, were indicted last month on similar charges.

His father Walid was also charged with interfering in the search by trying to hide Na’alowa’s car.

Following the attack, the IDF swiftly issued a demolition order for Na’alowa’s home, in keeping with the Israeli policy of razing homes of convicted Paleostinian terrorists.

The High Court of Justice issued a temporary injunction last month preventing the demolition following an appeal from Na’alowa’s family.

In most cases, demolition orders are issued after a suspect has confessed, or has been convicted in court. However in Na’alowa’s case, the IDF decided to go ahead with the punitive measure because the Shin Bet security service has significant incriminating evidence against him, the Ynet news site reported.

A notice distributed by IDF Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan said the basement and ground floors of Na’alowa’s home, where the suspected assailant lived, would be destroyed.

The military has launched an investigation of the Barkan attack to determine, among other things, how the gun was smuggled into the industrial park and whether the terrorist had intended to take Levengrond Yehezkel hostage, having used zip-ties to bind her hands before shooting her.

Levengrond was a secretary, while Hajbi worked in accounting at the Alon Group’s factory in the industrial park. Na’alowa was employed there as an electrician.
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Hamas claims deadly Ofra terror attack after Israel kills suspected shooter
[IsraelTimes] Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", says Salih Barghouti carried out the shooting attack and hails him as a ’heroic martyr’; he shot a pregnant woman resulting in the death of her baby

The Hamas terror group early Thursday claimed credit for the deadly shooting attack outside the Ofra settlement earlier this week, saying the suspect rubbed out by Israeli forces several hours earlier was one of its members.

"Hamas announces with great pride the death of its martyr Salih Omar Barghouti, the perpetrator of the heroic Ofra operation," the terror group wrote on its official Twitter account early Thursday morning.

While Hamas claimed Barghouti, it did not specifically say that it orchestrated the attack.

Seven people were maimed in the drive-by shooting attack on a bus stop outside of Ofra on Sunday night, including a 30-weeks pregnant woman who was maimed. The baby was delivered in an emergency operation, but died earlier Wednesday.

Barghouti, 29 and a resident of Kobar, a village near Ramallah, was killed Wednesday evening after he tried to attack troops while escaping arrest and was shot, the Shin Bet security agency said, adding that he was believed to have carried out the Ofra terror attack.

Four other people suspected of being involved in the attack were tossed in the clink
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
, the Shin Bet also said.

Paleostinian news outlets said Barghouti was killed when troops opened fire on a taxi he was traveling in on a road in the town of Surda, a village also near Ramallah.

For the past three days, soldiers have been carrying out intensive searches for suspects involved in the terror attack.

The announcement of Barghouti’s death and the arrests took place shortly after the funeral for the newborn, and after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed the army would catch those involved in the attack.

Late Wednesday, troops also raided a home in Kobar belonging to Barghouti’s family and surrounded a building in Ramallah, according to Paleostinian reports.

Clashes subsequently broke out between the troops and young Paleostinians near the home in Kobar, according to the official PA news site Wafa.

During the festivities, two Paleostinians were maimed by live fire, Wafa reported.

Pictures shared on social media appeared to show an IDF vehicle towing a white car that seemed to match a vehicle seen on security video of the terror attack, from which the shots were fired at the bus station in Ofra.

In security video showing the terror attack, a white car can be seen opening fire as it passes by the bus stop. A taxi traveling alongside the white car was suspected of being involved in the shooting as well.

Barghouti worked for the Rafideen taxi company, an employee at the company told The Times of Israel. The company is based in Ramallah. He had worked the past three days, according to the employee, who asked to remain unnamed.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army launches wide-scale assault along Hama-Idlib axis
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful assault against the Salafist tough guys in southern Idlib and northern Hama this afternoon, a source from the military told al-Masdar News.

According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army fired a number of surface-to-surface missiles towards the defenses of Jaish al-Izza and their allies in the town of Kafr Naboudeh (northern Hama) and Jarjanaz (southern Idlib).

The Syrian Arab Army then expanded their assault to the southeastern countryside of Idlib, where they targeted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s positions at the towns of al-Taman’ah, Khuwayn, and Sukeek.

This wide-scale assault by the Syrian Arab Army comes just hours after the Jaish al-Izza faction of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) attempted to infiltrate their positions near the town of Zalin in northern Hama.

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Syrian Army uncovers 7 mass graves with hundreds of bodies in Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered seven mass graves in the Deir Ezzor countryside on Tuesday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

According to the report, the Syrian military found the seven mass graves near the large city of Albukamal in southeast Deir Ezzor.

The mass graves contained the remains of hundreds of unidentified people that were likely killed by 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).

A SANA news hound said that the Syrian military found the mass graves while conducting a combing operation outside Albukamal city.

The news hound added that teams from the local civil defense and Syrian Arab Red Islamic Thingy had recovered 101 bodies already, many of which appear to have been tortured and abused before being killed, clarifying that work is underway to retrieve more bodies.
Rudaw adds:
The majority of the bodies they exhumed had their “hands tied” and “bullet wounds to the head,” he added.

The people, as yet unidentified, were believed killed by ISIS when the militant group controlled the area.

The city al-Boukamal exchanged hands several times before the Syrian army and their allies finally took control in November 2017. It is the last major urban centre in the Euphrates River valley before the border with Iraq.

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Daesh goes crazy with suicide attacks as they struggle to hold east Syria 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) is doing everything they can to hold onto their last Euphrates stronghold, Hajin, which is currently under heavy attack by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
"Here, you mens! Go blow yerselves up to stop the infidel attacks!"
"Right, chief! Let's go, boyz!... Boyz?"

With intense festivities taking place within close quarters, ISIS has begun using jacket wallahs to inflict heavy losses in the ranks of the SDF.

On Wednesday alone, ISIS conducted at least a half dozen suicide kabooms, with reportedly hitting the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces inside Hajin.

While ISIS claims many SDF fighters were killed, the corpse count still remains unknown at this time.

These large-scale suicide attacks have been used by ISIS in several previous battles against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), SDF, and Iraqi Armed Forces.

The terrorist attacks often forestall the enemy forces, which, in ISIS’s case, is incredibly important because the Ottoman Turkish military is preparing to invade northern Syria.

Should The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
begin their assault before Hajin is captured, ISIS will likely survive this battle because the SDF will have to redeploy forces to northern Syria.

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