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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Obviously a womans life was gruelling before the wimens liberation movement.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 09/12/2018 11:24 Comments || Top||

#2  A geisha of French Polynesia
Got saved and got married: "It frees ya!"
She wrote and wore clothing,
Won worship, and loathing.
At thirty-three, bye, Infelicia!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/12/2018 13:19 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Sunspot Observatory closed due to security issue
(Alamogorda Daily) SUNSPOT, NM – The Sunspot Observatory is temporarily closed due to a security issue at the facility that’s located 17 miles south of Cloudcroft in the Sacramento Mountains Friday, an Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) spokeswoman Shari Lifson said.

“The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy who manages the facility is addressing a security issue at this time,” Lifson said. “We have decided to vacate the facility at this time as precautionary measure. It was our decision to evacuate the facility.”
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2018 10:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [356 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The SUNSPOT Observatory overlooks WhiteSands missile test range and Holloman AFB.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2018 12:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe the Mercurians are protesting the Parker Solar probe.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2018 12:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe the 37th is training again.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2018 12:10 Comments || Top||

#4  It closed on September 6th, according to the Facebook page, and there was an official announcement on the 9th that the place has been evacuated, just as the article says. Nothng since, which is indeed odd.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 12:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Thanks for the cleanup, TW.

"The overlook can also be used for viewing rocket launches from White Sands Missile Range."
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2018 12:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Your mind is more subtle and suspicious than mine, Skidmark. I did not immediately grasp the implications as you did — thank you for guiding my thinking here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 12:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Two guys in suits were seen wandering about with a flashy pen.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/12/2018 13:57 Comments || Top||

#8  thank you for guiding my thinking here

the taste of water
portrayed by the ocean
subtly eludes the thirst
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2018 14:01 Comments || Top||

#9  The red-lensed penlights are used to help retain visual acuity during nighttime observation.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2018 14:17 Comments || Top||

#10  My money is on Russia or Chinese spying.
Posted by: mossomo || 09/12/2018 17:30 Comments || Top||

#11  Think something else is going on. They decided to vacate a telescope as precautionary measure?

What, did the lens suddenly developed smallpox?
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/12/2018 18:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Attempt to access infowar$.¢om from facility computer?
Posted by: Woozle Unimp2242 || 09/12/2018 19:39 Comments || Top||

#13  Aliens.
Posted by: These Sinatra3854 || 09/12/2018 22:19 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Nangarhar: Momand Dara district jacket wallah causes 160 casualties, Taliban say wasn’t them


Suicide attack targets protesters in Nangarhar

[Khaama Press] - Tue Sep 11 2018, 1:43 pm - A suicide bomber targeted a group of protesters in the vicinity of Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhar province this afternoon.

The provincial public health directorate confirms that 30 people have died in the attack and more than 60 others have sustained injuries.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani had earlier said at least 19 people have died and at least 57 others have sustained injuries in the attack.

He said the wounded individuals have been shifted to the hospitals in Ghani Khel district and Jalalabad city.

However, a provincial council member says at least 40 people have died and dozens more have sustained injuries in the attack.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Death Toll Rises To 32 In Nangarhar Explosion

[ToloNews] A suicide bomber targeted a protest in Mohmand Dara district in Nangarhar province on Tuesday afternoon.

Provincial governor’s spokesman said at least 19 people were killed and 57 others were wounded in the explosion. However, the provincial public health directorate said at least 32 people were killed and 128 others were wounded in the explosion. The deputy head of Nangarhar provincial council, Obaidullah, said over 50 people lost their lives in the incident.

The protest was held in Mohmand Dara district near Jalalabad-Torkham Highway.

He said the protestors asked for dismissal of Bilal Pacha, a commander of local police force members in Achin district, an area close to Mohmad Dara district.

Local officials said the wounded were taken to Jalalabad hospitals.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement condemned the attack and said it voices its mounting concern at the pattern of attacks targeting civilians and schools.

"The majority of civilian casualties occurred in the Mohmandara district of Nangarhar when a suicide attacker detonated his explosives among a crowd which had gathered to demonstrate against an Afghan Local Police commander. At least 20 civilians were killed and more than 60 injured," UNAMA said.

The statement said that UNAMA reminds all parties to the conflict to uphold their obligations to protect civilians and calls upon them to immediately cease targeting civilians and civilian objects such as schools, in compliance with international humanitarian law.

160 dead, wounded as suicide attack targets protesters in Nangarhar

[KhaamaPress] - Tue Sep 11 2018, 6:07 pm - At least 160 people have been killed or wounded in an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan targeting the protesters in Momandara district this afternoon.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place in Dak area of Momandara district, targeting a gathering of the protesters.

The statement further added that the attack left at least 32 dead while 128 others sustained injuries.

The incident took place at around 1pm local time on Jalalabad-Torkham highway in the vicinity of Dak area as the residents of Shenwar area were protesting and a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a tent where dozens of protesters had gathered, the statement added.

The statement also added that the dead bodies of at least 32 people have been brought to the hospitals along with 128 others who sustained injuries.

Taliban rejects bombing that left 160 dead, wounded in Nangarhar

[KhaamaPress] - Tue Sep 11 2018, 8:48 pm - The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan rejected the group’s involvement in today’s deadly attack in eastern Nangarhar province that left at least 160 dead or wounded.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said the Taliban group has no role in today’s attack in Nangarhar province.

Mujahid went on to claim that the group never attacks the civilian targets and strongly condemns attacks on ordinary civilians.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind today’s attack in Nangarhar province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


More Nangarhar: 10 ISIS casualties in Chaparhar district, in Khogyani district 11 Talib turbans killed and 12 tied up


Fresh operations kick off against ISIS militants in Chaparhar district

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan armed forces have launched fresh operations to eliminate the militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Chaparhar district of 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.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the public order police forces, national police forces, Afghan intelligence, Afghan commandos, and armed forces from the 4th brigade have taken part in the operations.

The statement further added that the operations kicked off at around 2am local time on Tuesday and a number of areas including Separi, Abdul Rahmani, Spin Jumt, Shulana, Geratik, Lalma, Sulaiman Khel, Sangina, Pul Dago, Ghulam Dak have been cleared from the presence of the militants.

The provincial government also added that five ISIS militants were killed and as many were wounded during the operations conducted with the support of the artillery fire and airstrikes.

A Ak-47, 4 magazines, and some other types of munitions were also confiscated during the same operations, the provincial government said, adding that the security forces and the local residents have not suffered any casualty during the operations so far.

The Commander of the 4th Brigade of the Afghan army Gen. Mohammad Karim Niazi who leads the operations said the operations will continue until the district is fully cleared of the militants.

He said the security forces have stepped up efforts to secure the district for the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections.

11 Killed In Govt Forces Operation In Nangarhar

[ToloNews] Local officials in Nangarhar said at least 11 people were killed and 12 others were arrested in a military operation in Khogyani district in the eastern province.

The operation was conducted in Kooz Bahar area on Thursday night, local officials said.

One member of Nangarhar Provincial Council said a Taliban commander was among those killed in the operation and that those arrested were Taliban aides.

Government officials in Kabul have not commented on the operation. However, a number of local residents said some of those killed in the operation were civilians.

Taliban has said in a statement that civilians were killed and wounded in a military operation by Afghan Special Forces in Kooz Bahar area in Khogyani district.
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Planned Taliban attacks against the Afghan, U.S. forces foiled in Kandahar
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan and U.S. Special Forces have thwarted planned Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attacks against the security forces in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
-led Resolute Support Mission in a statement said the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF), advised by U.S. Special Operations Forces, conducted a helicopter raid on Taliban compounds in Maywand district, Kandahar province September 4.

The statement further added that Afghan Special Security Forces killed 14 Taliban fighters, detained five, destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised bomb (VBEID), heavy weapons and a defensive fighting position.

Information recovered during the raid indicated that Taliban fighters were using Maywand district to plan attacks against U.S. and Afghan forces in the Kandarhar area, the statement added.

"By methodically uncovering then spoiling the plans of future coordinated Taliban attacks, this operation showcases the increased capability and lethality of Afghanistan’s well-known fighting force," said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Otto Liller, NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan deputy commanding general.

This comes as the security situation in southern Kandahar province has improved comparatively during the recent years but the anti-government armed holy warriors are attempting to destabilize the province as part of their ongoing efforts to increase attacks in the key southern provinces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


95 militants killed, wounded in Paktia operations: 203 Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] At least 95 Lions of Islam were killed or maimed during the military operations in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the Lions of Islam were killed or maimed during the operations in Zurmat district.

According to a statement released by the 203rd Thunder Corps, the Afghan forces killed at least 35 Lions of Islam during the operations Thunder-2 in Chona area of Zurmat.

The statement further added at least 60 Lions of Islam also sustained injuries and the dead bodies of at least 8 Lions of Islam were left behind.

In the meantime, the U.S. forces based in Afghanistan carried out Arclight airstrikes in Nawa district of Ghazni province leaving at least 17 Lions of Islam dead, the statement added.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Jamal village and as a result a large number of Lions of Islam were also maimed.

Paktia has been among the relatively calm provinces in southeastern parts of the country during the recent years but the security situation of the province has tanked during the recent months.
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Sources Claim Balkh Outposts Fallen To Taliban
[ToloNews] A reliable security source told TOLOnews on Tuesday that at least four security outposts fell to the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in Chamtal district in Balkh province following an attack by the group on Monday.

The source said the Public Order Police outposts collapsed after troops from an army base were moved from Bargah Turkmina village to Bazarchahi village in Chamtal district.

The decision to move the troops was made by 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters and Balkh elders, the source said.

According to the source, the four outposts - 8, 9, 10 and 11 ‐ fell to hard boyz after being left in a vulnerable position following the withdrawal of the troops.

The source said army forces evacuated the base on Monday and set fire to the facilities.

According to sources, army bases are in place to support police bases and outposts and maintain security in an area after it is cleared of bad boys.

However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
Sherkhan Durani, Balkh police front man, rejected the allegations and said no outpost had fallen to hard boyz in Chamtal district.

This comes after Afghan National Army forces deserted bases in parts of Faryab last month without defending themselves against Lion of Islams, sources said at the time.

In response to the news of the troops withdrawal from some bases in Faryab, the Ministry of Defense said in August that soldiers in Faryab and other parts of the country had been pulled out of some camps - in accordance with the MoD's four-year security plan that was announced last year.

This security plan was aimed at improving security force structures over the next few years. The plan included the doubling of special operations forces from 17,000 and the upgrading of what is now a division of special forces. It also included the increase in the country’s air force capabilities and better war management on the ground.

Officials said in line with this security plan, soldiers were pulled out of their posts along the Qaisar-Almar and Maimana-Jawzjan highways and stationed at other bases in district centers.

Reports on Monday meanwhile indicated that Afghan cops suffered a heavy casualty toll as fresh waves of violence gripped several regions in Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...

, Kunduz, Jawzjan and Samangan provinces.

Officials reported that the Taliban also suffered a heavy casualty toll.
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#1  I hope they had the sense to put rat poison in the flour on the way out.
Posted by: gorb || 09/12/2018 3:30 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Report: Turkey detains 56 over alleged links to 2016 coup attempt
[Jpost] Those detained were among 89 people whose detention was ordered in an investigation by Istanbul prosecutors, 'Hurriyet' newspaper reported.

Ottoman Turkish authorities detained 48 soldiers and eight others over alleged links to US-based holy man Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
, who Ankara says orchestrated a failed 2016 coup against President Tayyip Erdogan, the Hurriyet newspaper said on Monday.

Those detained were among 89 people whose detention was ordered in an investigation by Istanbul prosecutors, the newspaper reported.

Authorities have carried out such sweeps against suspected Gulen supporters on a regular basis since the failed coup of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed. Gulen denies involvement.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has detained 160,000 people and dismissed nearly the same number of civil servants since the putsch attempt, the UN human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
office said in March. Of that number, more than 50,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail during their trials.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 01:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Man, they've milked that coup attempt so long its teats must be chapped. With any luck, they'll get the Guinness record for "Longest exploitation of a contrived political event".
Posted by: SteveS || 09/12/2018 9:45 Comments || Top||

#2  "We're gonna need a bigger prison."
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/12/2018 10:29 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
SJW or Allan?
h/t Instapundit
[DailyCaller] California man Farzad Fazeli was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to stab a congressional candidate at a fair on Sunday, police said.

Local media identified the candidate as Republican Rudy Peters, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell in November.

Peters survived serious injury thanks to a malfunctioning switchblade, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The attempted stabbing was preceded by Fazeli making "disparaging remarks" about the Republican Party, according to the sheriff’s office.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/12/2018 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ooops, double posting
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/12/2018 1:53 Comments || Top||

#2  The Allan branch of SJW.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/12/2018 5:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Bingo!
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/12/2018 7:44 Comments || Top||


100 Bangladeshi Nationals Apprehended near Texas Border in 3 Weeks
[Breitbart] Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents continue to lead the nation in the apprehension of Bangladeshi nationals who illegally cross the border from Mexico into Texas. More than 100 were tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in the past three weeks ‐ totaling 622 this fiscal year.

On September 7, Laredo Sector agents apprehended a group of five illegal immigrants colonists who crossed the Rio Grande River border with Mexico into the Santa Rita subdivision. The agents interviewed the group and learned that they came to the U.S. from Bangladesh, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.

The Bangladeshis consisted of two juveniles and three adults, officials stated.

The latest arrests bring the total for Fiscal Year 2018 to 622. A few weeks ago, Breitbart Texas reported on the number of arrests at 520 after agents arrested more than 20 Bangladeshi nationals over a short period of days. Since that time, more than 100 Bangladeshis were arrested in the Laredo Sector alone.

The rate of apprehensions in the Laredo Sector has accelerated over the past few months, officials reported. If the trend continues, there could be more than 700 arrested before the fiscal year ends in September.

The 622 Bangladeshis arrested in the Laredo Sector this fiscal year compares to the previous annual total of 181 (an increase of nearly 244 percent).

Laredo Sector acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens previously told Breitbart Texas that the Laredo Sector is targeted because of the lack of a physical border barrier. He said his sector has more than 170 miles of unprotected river border without fencing or walls. He said that the Mexican cartel known as Los Zetas chooses when and where migrants colonists will cross the border and that the Bangladeshis, mostly young men between the ages of 18 and 35, pay up to $27,000 each to be smuggled into the U.S.

"They are not trying to hide or escape," the chief said about the Bangladeshis. "They walk right up to an agent and claim ’credible fear.’"
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Incredible.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2018 10:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Are they letting all the other nationalities skate?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/12/2018 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  "That last typhoon? We were washed downstream from our village in the Upazila, and ended up in Mexico"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/12/2018 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Shaddup and eat your curry, racists.
Posted by: Beldar Flairong5937 || 09/12/2018 13:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Probably some of those wonderful Rohingya we keep hearing about.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/12/2018 16:48 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Islamic State executes four people in Diyala: Source
Diyala (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....
has executed four people in Khanaqin town in Diyala, a security source from the province said on Monday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said "Islamic State executed four people near Youssef Bek village, west of Khanaqin town, late on Sunday."

The people "were attacked by the Death Eaters, who then executed them," according to the source, who preferred anonymity.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Salahuddin: 10 turbans toes up, camp in Hamrin Mtns destroyed, suicide thwarted


Two Islamic State members killed, before heading toward Iraq’s Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have killed two Islamic State members, as they were heading toward Diyala province, a security source said on Monday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “al-hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) managed to kill two Islamic State militants as they were trying to escape through Hamreen mountains and head toward Diyala.”

Security troops, according to the source, “are deployed along the defense lines in the western desert to repel any potential attack by the militants.”

Pro-government forces destroy Islamic State camp in Hamrin mountains

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) – Paramilitary forces of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) destroyed on Monday an Islamic State (IS) camp in Salahuddin province.

“Troops of the 88th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi launched a military operation in Hamrin Mountains, destroying the Islamic Sate’s Saad Ibn Abi Waqqas camp,” Alforat News quoted the brigade’s commander, Wanas al-Jabbarah, as saying.

“The destruction of the camp came as part of a military operation launched Sunday to liberate the Hamrin Mountains from IS militants,” he added.

Eight Islamic State members killed in security operation, north of Salahuddin

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Eight Islamic State members, including two suicide attackers, were killed, while six rest houses were destroyed, north of Salahuddin province, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Monday.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesperson for the ministry’s Security Media Center, said “security troops of the Salahuddin Operations Command, in collaboration with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and the army jets, carried out an operation in regions in Shirqat town.”

The operation, according to the statement, “left three rest houses destroyed by the army jets. Several terrorists possessing weapons were inside. Three tunnels were destroyed, while six militants were killed.”

The operation, also “left two suicide bombers killed.”

Iraqi security foil suicide bomb attack against Shia rituals sites

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces thwarted on Tuesday a suicide bomb attack that was planned to hit several Shia rituals facilities in the Shia-dominated district of al-Dujail in Salahuddin, a security source was quoted as saying.

“Dujail police, backed by forces of the Counter-Terrorism Service, arrested three suicide bombers, who were planning to attack several sites used by Shias for performing their rituals,” the source told Ayn Al Iraq news website.

According to the source, “the police forces also seized five explosive belts that were ready to be used in the bomb attack.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar antics: 3 innocents and 4 cops in 2 kabooms


Bomb blast leaves civilian dead, two others wounded in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi civilian was killed and two others were wounded Monday as a bomb planted by Islamic State militants went off in Anbar governorate, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge planted by IS militants went off in Ar-Rutbah district, west of Anbar, leaving a civilian dead and two others wounded,” the source told BasNews website.

According to the source, the pair were moved to the nearest hospital for treatment.

“The security forces rushed to the blast site and started a search for any explosives at the scene,” the source added.

Four Iraqi policemen killed, wounded in suicide bomb attack in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi policeman was killed and three others were wounded Monday after a suicide bomber targeted a hospital in Anbar, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up outside Hadithah General Hospital in Anbar governorate,” the source told Almaalomah website.

“The explosion left a policeman dead and three others wounded,” the source added.
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Iraqi Justice Ministry: death sentences against 7 IS members carried out
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Justice Ministry has announced carrying out death sentences against seven convicts over involvement in terrorism.

In a statement by the ministry on Monday, the ministry said the sentence was carried out "after legal measures were taken and a presidential decree was issued."

The convicts, according to Haidar al-Zamli, the minister, "belonged to 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....
."
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Four people wounded in bomb blast, west of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four people were maimed in a kaboom, west of Baghdad, a security source said on Monday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said "a bomb, planted near a market in al-Jihad district, went off, this evening. Four people, including a women, were maimed."

Security troops, according to the source, "cordoned off the blast scene, while ambulances transferred the injured to nearby hospital for treatment."
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Two tribal fighters killed in Islamic State attack on Iraq’s Hawija
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two members of the Tribal Mobilization Forces were killed on Tuesday 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....
Lions of Islam on Hawija district in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Ayn Al Iraq news website, the source said that, "a group of IS Lions of Islam broke into a house owned by a member of the Tribal Mobilization Forces at a village in Hawija district in southwestern Kirkuk early Tuesday, leaving two tribal fighters dead and a woman injured."

The source said that the injured woman was moved to a nearby hospital for treatment.

According to the source, "The IS attackers expeditiously departed at a goodly pace into an unknown location after the attack."
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Israel briefs:Umm al Fahm man arrested for incitement, pipe bomb thrown at border police, yoot arrested for throwing stones at same, IDF tank shoots Gaza position


Umm al-Fahm resident detained on suspicion of terror incitement

[Ynet] The police detained Tuesday a 60-year-old man from Umm al-Fahm on suspicion of terror and violence incitement, as well as supporting terror organization via social media posts. The suspect was arrested following an undercover investigation and will be brought before a judge to extend his remand.

Pipe bomb explodes near a Border Police base

[Ynet] A pipe bomb was thrown Tuesday at a Border Police base in the Palestinian town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem. The bomb exploded outside the base , with no damage caused.

In another incident Tuesday, a 16-year-old Hebron resident was arrested on suspicion of throwing stones at a Border Police post in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. The Palestinian boy was taken in for questioning.

Report: IDF attacks position in northern Gaza

[Ynet] According to Palestinian media, the IDF used tank fire to attack a position in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, apparently after several Palestinians crossed the border fence and returned to Gaza. No casualties were reported.
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Three arrested for suspected arson attack on nature reserve close to Dead Sea
[IsraelTimes] Two residents of East Jerusalem and one West Bank resident held after police chase; flames brought under control after 6 hours; fears that rare plants may have been destroyed

Police on Tuesday said they jugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
three people on suspicion of causing a blaze at a nature reserve close to the Dead Sea, amid reports that 500 dunams (123 acres) of vegetation had been damaged at Einot Tsukim, including rare species of plants.

According to a statement from police, they gave chase to a vehicle after officers observed it "traveling suspiciously" on Route 90 at around 2 a.m. The driver refused to stop the vehicle.

After the car was eventually stopped and searched, a strong smell of fuel was said to be emanating from the vehicle and its occupants’ clothing, and the three were arrested on suspicion of starting the fire.

Two of the suspects are residents of East Jerusalem and one is from the West Bank town of al-Azariya ‐ all are in their 20s.

Route 90 was closed Tuesday morning as firefighters battled to control the blaze. A spokesperson for the fire brigade said the fire was finally brought under control at 8:20 a.m.

The highway was blocked to drivers between the Matzuki Dragut and Kalia junctions and motorists were advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

According to Hebrew-language news site Ynet, 16 firefighting teams, water tankers, military firefighters, a police helicopter and firefighting planes were all deployed to the scene.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis are expected to visit nature reserves across the country Tuesday to mark the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.
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Philippines’ Duterte alleges coup plot based on tip from a foreign power
[ARABNEWS] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday revealed what he said was a plot to unseat him hatched by the opposition, Maoist rebels and a group of former soldiers who had mounted failed coups in the past.

In a conversation with his lawyer, shown on national television, Duterte said he had asked the military to "declassify" information about the plot which he said was gathered by a third country he did not identify.

"We have the evidence and we have the conversation provided by a foreign country sympathetic to us," Duterte told Salvador Panelo, presidential legal counsel, in an hour-long conversation.

He said the Communists, politicians opposed to him and a group of ex-servicemen, including a senator he wanted tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
after revoking his amnesty, "were in constant communication."

Duterte said the "connection will be shown, maybe any day now."

Last week, Duterte withdrew a 2010 amnesty granted to his most vocal critic, Senator Antonio Trillanes, a former junior naval officer who led two unsuccessful coup attempts 15 years ago, and ordered his arrest.
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Confrontations occur, as SDF announces last operation against IS, east of Euphrates
(IraqiNews.com) Syrian opponent activists have said that fierce confrontations are ongoing in east of Euphrates, as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the U.S., progress toward 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....
’s last bastion there.

According to the activists from the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, fierce festivities are ongoing in Hegeen town, which is a main Islamic State bastion in Deir Az-Zour province.

SDF gained control over the past 24 hours on the western and northern parts of the region, in addition to al-Bagouz axis, which is adjacent to the borders with Iraq.

Heavy shelling and Arclight airstrikes by the U.S.-led Coalition escort the confrontations, according to the activists, who confirmed that people from both sides were killed.

SDF lost, at least, ten members, one of whom was a field leader with Deiz Az-Zour military council, while 27 snuffies were killed during the first 24 hours of operations.

Hegeen has been almost empty of people, after most of the residents fled due to the shelling through safe exits for civilians who seek leaving, the activists added.

SDF enjugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
, few days ago, 29 Islamic State members and their families in Deir Az-Zour, as per the observatory.

Each of the Coalition and SDF said announced earlier today the launch operations, east of Euphrates.
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30,000 flee in Syria as UN fears century’s ‘worst’ crisis
[ARABNEWS]
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#1  Don't worry UN, the century is just starting.
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IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria
[DAWN] 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....
Death Eaters have killed 21 Syrian regime fighters in an ambush as the group faces separate assaults on its last desert strongholds, a war monitor said on Tuesday.

The attack late Monday in Syria's southern province of Sweida came as US-backed forces advanced against the Death Eaters on the border with Iraq, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It also comes with Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Trampler of Homs...
's forces poised to launch an attack on the northwestern province of Idlib, the last major region in Syria still controlled by rebels and Death Eaters.

The IS ambush in Sweida's volcanic plateau of Tulul al-Safa sparked fighting that killed eight krazed killers, the Britannia-based Observatory said.

State news agency SANA reported heavy festivities with IS in the area, which lies some 100 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of Damascus, adding that government aircraft and artillery "targeted hideouts and positions" held by the group.

Government forces have been fighting IS in Sweida since Death Eaters carried out a wave of attacks in the mainly Druze province on July 25, killing 250 people according to the Observatory.

During their rampage, which targeted the thriving provincial capital as well as rural areas, the Death Eaters also seized around 30 hostages, mostly women and their children.

At least 27 are believed to still be held, according to Human Rights Watch, after IS said it had beheaded a 19-year-old man and announced an elderly woman had died.

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