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Afghanistan
Afghan forces foil deadly blast, US drone strike kill 3 IS militants in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops foiled a deadly kaboom 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 by discovering and defusing an Improvised Explosive Device planted on a roadside in this province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the turbans had planted an IED on a roadside Dur Baba district which was discovered and seized before the turbans manage to carry out a deadly kaboom.

In the meantime, the provincial government said at least three IS turbans were killed in a dronezap in the vicinity of Achin district.

The statement by the provincial government further added that the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Bandar area of Achin.

According to Nangarhar government, some weapons and ammunition belonging to the terror group were also destroyed.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The Afghans have impressed me greatly as of late. They are fighting and they are winning and they have lost so many to the Taliban.

I see them succeeding if we stay the course.
Brave fighters. They want a future and may actually secure one. GOD willing.

Thank you Trump for listening and giving the tools back to the Military instead of running a meat grinder like that piece of shit 0bama.

Posted by: newc || 12/14/2017 2:04 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces seize 152 weapons, 35325 rounds of ammunition in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel have confiscated at least 152 weapons and 35,325 rounds of ammunition during an operation in 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 Nangarhar provincial government media office in a statement said the weapons and ammunition were seized from a trailer vehicle during a search operation in Behsud district.

The statement further added that the Afghan cops conducted a search operation in Nawi Gomrok area on Tuesday night and discovered the weapons and ammunition hidden among the cement bags.

According to the provincial government, at least 146 different types of pistols and 6 machines guns were among the weapons seized by the security forces.

The provincial government also added that the gunnies wanted to distribute the weapons to different parts of Nangarhar province for the destructive activities.

Posted by: Fred || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  152 weapons and 35,324 35,326 35,325 rounds of ammunition

"Count em again, soldier"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/14/2017 8:44 Comments || Top||


Taliban commander famous as Paraq arrested in Nangahrar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A local Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
commander'>Taliban Überstürmbannführer
was locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
during an operation of the Afghan cops 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.

According to the local government officials, the Taliban Überstürmbannführer was arrested during an operation from Momand Dara district.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed that the detained Taliban Überstürmbannführer has been identified as Hanifullah who is also famous as Paraq.

The statement further added that the security forces also confiscated three weapons and 55 flags from the detained Taliban Überstürmbannführer.

According to the provincial government, a PKM machine gun, a Ak-47, and a pistol were among the weapons confiscated during the operation.

The detained Taliban Überstürmbannführer is in jug of the Afghan cops for further investigations and has confessed that he was a member of the Taliban group during the initial investigations, the statement added.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups including the Taliban forces of Evil have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Arabia
Yemen: Houthis meet members of late president's GPC
[Al Jazeera] A political leader of Yemen's 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 ...
rebels has met members of late former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
's party, days after the killing of the ousted president by the group that controls the capital, Sanaa.

On Wednesday, Houthi-controlled media on Wednesday showed photos of a meeting between Houthi political chief Saleh al-Sammad and Yahya al-Rai, assistant secretary-general of the General People's Congress (GPC) and a speaker of parliament.

The meeting in Sanaa was also attended by Hisham Sharaf, the Houthi minister of foreign affairs.

Later in the day, al-Sammad also met other members of Saleh's GPC, in a move perceived to be a Houthi attempt to restore an alliance with the party.

The Houthis, who protested against Saleh during the country's 2011 uprisings, formed a shaky alliance with the long-time leader and his party against the government of the internationally recognised President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in 2014.

This cooperation broke down completely in recent weeks as Houthi fighters and Saleh loyalists clashed.

Two days before he was killed on December 4, Saleh publicly stated his willingness to engage in talks with 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...
, which has been leading a military coalition against the Iran-aligned Houthis since March 2015.

Last month, Saudi Arabia imposed a total blockade on the impoverished country after a rebel missile was shot down near the kingdom's capital, Riyadh, exacerbating an already grave humanitarian crisis.
Posted by: Fred || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthis: Saudi-led raid kills prisoners in Sanaa
[Al Jazeera] At least 30 prisoners have been killed in Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen's rebel-controlled capital, Sanaa, according to local media.

Al Masriet, an online publication, reported on Wednesday that dozens of people were also injured in seven raids targeting facilities controlled by 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 ...
rebels, including the prison housing about 180 prisoners at the time of the attack.

There was no immediate reaction by the Saudi-led coalition.

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...
and its allies intervened in neighbouring Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
in March 2015 in an attempt to push back the Houthi rebels, who are said to be backed by Iran, and restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The war has killed at least 10,000 people and displaced three million, pushing the country to the brink of famine.

The confrontation has intensified recently after Houthis killed their former ally, former President former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
.

Posted by: Fred || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
Diyala desperados: ISIS hideouts arc-lighted while sniper snipes villagers

Two ISIS hideouts arc-lighted

Diyala (Iraqinews.com) Iraqi warplanes destroyed on Wednesday two Islamic State hideouts and 24 barrels of weapons in Diyala, a military commander said.

“Acting upon accurate intelligence information, the Iraqi Air Force launched a series of airstrikes on Islamic State hideouts in the depth of Hamrin town in Diyala, destroying two IS hotbeds and two other armored vehicles,” Commander of the Tigris Operations Lieutenant General Mezher al-Azzawi told IKH News on Wednesday.

“The troops also killed all IS militants who were hiding inside the armored vehicles and destroyed two motorbikes and 25 barrels filled with weapons and ammunition,” Azzawi added.

Official: life paralyzed at Diyala village as Islamic State snipers shoot on

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Civilians at a village in Diyala province are still threatened by Islamic State sniper for a second week as Iraq declared final victory over the militant group, according to a local official.

Udai al-Khadran, mayor of al-Khales (15 km north of Baqubah) told Alsumaria News that “Islamic State snipers, scattered above the hills of Mubarak al-Farhan village, on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin, paralyze civilians’ movement and prevent them from reaching their farmlands”.

Mubarak al-Farhan is one of the villages recaptured by Iraqi security during the campaign to eliminate Islamic State’s self-styled “caliphate”. It falls within the administrative borders of Salahuddin province, and is located very close to the Mutaibija Basin, a longtime hotbed for Islamic State militants.
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Ninevah and Mosul: 2 bombs, a clash, arrests, and another Yezidi mass grave
Just another day in Ninevah province...
Five women arrested in Tal Afar

Anbar (Iraqinews.com) A security source said five women were arrested at Tal Afar district in Mosul while trying to infiltrate into the Iraqi-Syrian border.

They were taken to a police station for interrogation, the source told Baghdad Today website.

Thirteen security personnel killed in clashes with IS members, west of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Thirteen security personnel, including a leader, were killed on Tuesday in an armed attack launched by Islamic State militants, west of Mosul, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported.

“Around 100 IS members launched an attack against military barracks and checkpoints of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) in the desert region of Tal Sufuk, west of Mosul, near Iraqi-Syrian borders,” Cap. Sabhan al-Wardi, of the army, said.

“Clashes occurred between both sides for an hour, before the militants retreated back to the depth of the desert after military reinforcements from the army joined the PMFs,” he added.

“PMFs lost 13 fighters, including leader known as Abu Jaafar al-Tayyar. Some of their machinery were highly damaged,” according to Wardi. “Two trucks of the militants were found destroyed with blood on them, however, no bodies of the militants were found, which indicates that the group took back its victims and injured before retreating.”

Three people injured in bomb explosion at Mosul house

Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) Three people were injured after a bomb exploded at a house in Mosul city on Wednesday, a security source told Shafaq News.

“Unidentified gunmen hurled a bomb at a house owned by a brother of an IS militant at al-Askari (military) district south of Mosul, injuring three people,” the source said.

Three Iraqi police members killed in blast west of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Three Iraqi Federal Police members were killed in a blast that targeted their patrol in western Mosul, a security official was quoted saying Wednesday.

Rudaw quoted the Cap. Saad al-Jubouri, from the Federal Police, saying that an advanced explosive device exploded late Tuesday in a five-vehicle police patrol passing at Hakna, Zummar, west of Mosul, killing three members and wounding a fourth.

He said the road had been fully secured by the forces, suggesting that the bomb was recently planted.

Mass grave with relics of 50 people found in Nineveh’s Sinjar

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A mass grave containing the relics of at least 50 people was found in western Nineveh, according to a security source quoted on Wednesday.

Shafaq News quoted the source saying that security forces ran into the grave in Sinjar, northwest of Mosul.

The forces await expert teams to arrive and explore the finding, according to the source.

As Iraqi troops recaptured areas held by Islamic State militants since October 2016, they have regularly run into mass graves of civilians and security agents executed by militants for fleeing the group’s havens or collaborating with security forces.

Sinjar is the habitat of the Iraqi Yazidi religious minority, which came under the international spotlights after Islamic State militants took over the region in 2014, massacred and enslaved them in the thousands.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Six Islamic State militants arrested in Ramadi
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) Six 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....
bandidos holy warriors were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
during a security campaign at a camp of displaced families in Ramadi, a security source told Mawazin News on Wednesday.

"Acting upon intelligence information, security forces nabbed six IS members at the 18 Kilo camp west of Ramadi during a clampdown to check IDs of the displaced families," the source said.

"All of the arrestees have been taken to a detention center for interrogation," the source added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


33 bombs left over by Islamic State found in Baghdad
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) Iraqi troops found on Wednesday 33 bombs and tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
a number of outlaws in the capital Baghdad.

In a statement, quoted by Alghad Press, the Baghdad Operations Command said, "About 33 explosive charges left over by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
turbans have been found during a crackdown on al-Shortan and Albu Ubeid areas west of Baghdad," the statement read.

"All of the bombs have been detonated on site, with no casualties reported," the statement read, adding that the troops also arrested a number of outlaws who are wanted on different charges.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kirkuk security kill 2 Islamic State members, arrest one
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk security command said Wednesday it killed two Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members and jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a third in the northwest of the province as Iraqi forces continue to clear the country from remnant krazed killer cells.

Alsumaria News quoted Kikruk Operations commander, Fadel Omran, saying that troops carried out a security operation on the Dibis-Hawija road, combing the area for Islamic State hideouts.

He said the efforts led to the "killing of two bully boyz and the arrest of a third".
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets
[IsraelTimes] Army says 3 of terror group's military sites hit in Arclight airstrikes in retaliation for volley of rockets fired at southern Israeli town

The Israeli Air Force struck three Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", targets in the Gazoo Strip overnight Wednesday-Thursday, in retaliation for a volley of rockets fired at Israel from the Hamas-controlled enclave.

The IDF front man in a statement said Israeli warplanes struck military training sites and weapons storage facilities used by the terrorist group.

"Israel will not allow any attempts to injure or harm its citizens, and will continue to protect them and its own illusory sovereignty in a decisive manner," the IDF statement said.

Reports in Paleostinian media reported airstrikes near Khan Younis in the southern Strip and to the west of Gazoo City.

Earlier on Wednesday night, four rockets were fired from Gazoo at southern Israel. Two of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, a third struck an open field and the fourth fell short of the border and hit a school in the Gazoo Strip, according to Israeli officials. The rocket that fell short destroyed an empty classroom in Beit Hanoun’s Ghazi al-Shawa public school, according to the IDF.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage caused by the Gazoo rockets themselves, but two Israelis were treated for anxiety attacks and a man in his 30s lightly injured his leg while running to a rocket shelter, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.

The rocket launches on Wednesday night triggered sirens that sent Israelis running for cover in the town of Sderot, as well as in the Eshkol, Sha’ar Hanegev, Sdot Hanegev and Hof Ashkelon regions, the army said.

A video filmed in Sderot showed the kabooms in the air as an Iron Dome interceptor missile collided with an incoming rocket.

In response to the increased fire, Israel said it would close its crossings with the Gazoo Strip in a rare punitive measure. The army said the Kerem Shalom Crossing, from which goods enter and leave the Strip, as well as the pedestrian Erez Crossing would be shuttered beginning on Thursday, in light of "security events and in accordance with security assessments."

For over a decade, Israel and Egypt have maintained a blockade on Gazoo, which they say is necessary to keep arms and other materials that can be used for military purposes out of the hands of Hamas and other Paleostinian terror groups. Israel allows goods to be brought into and out of Gazoo on a daily basis, under heavy supervision, through the Kerem Shalom Crossing. Egypt, meanwhile, operates the Rafah Crossing into Sinai, but only opens it occasionally.

While the Gazoo crossings are typically closed for Jewish and national holidays, it is uncommon for Israel to shut them for punitive reasons.

The army did not say when the crossings would reopen.

The last week has seen the largest number of rockets fired at Israel from the Strip since the 2014 Gazoo war. According to Israeli assessments, these rockets are not being launched by Hamas, but by other terrorist groups in the Strip.

Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire and other attacks emanating from the Strip, which the terror group still overwhelmingly controls despite handing over some power back to the Paleostinian Authority.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  If you wake me with rocket fire again today, you shall again be strafed.

Posted by: newc || 12/14/2017 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  the fourth fell short of the border and hit a school in the Gazoo Strip, according to Israeli officials. The rocket that fell short destroyed an empty classroom, killing a rocket team, in Beit Hanoun’s Ghazi al-Shawa public school, according to the IDF.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/14/2017 7:10 Comments || Top||


Senior Hamas leader among dozens arrested overnight in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Sheik Hassan Yusef detained on suspicion of 'promoting' the terror group's activities amid spike in violence, Shin Bet says

Israeli troops, in raids across the West Bank overnight Tuesday, locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
32 Paleostinians for suspected involvement in terror activities and violent rioting, as well as a senior Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", figure, security forces said.

Sheikh Hassan Yusef, a Hamas leader in the West Bank and one of the group’s founding members, was arrested in Ramallah, the Shin Bet security service said.

He is suspected of "involvement in promoting and advancing Hamas’s activities in the West Bank," it confirmed in a statement after Paleostinian media broke news of the arrest.

Yusef was recently released from administrative detention, and has been arrested many times in recent years. Earlier this week, he called for a violent response to US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Since Trump announced his decision last Wednesday, the West Bank has seen daily protests that have at time devolved into festivities.

Alongside the festivities in the West Bank, recent days have seen an escalation in violence around Gazoo, where Yusef’s Hamas group holds sway.

In the latest in a series of tit-for-tat exchanges, the Israeli Air Force early Wednesday morning struck a Hamas facility in the southern Gazoo Strip in retaliation for Paleostinian rocket fire hours earlier.

During the overnight raids, IDF medics treated an elderly Paleostinian woman who had a heart attack in the village of al-Zubeidat, near Jericho, but eventually pronounced her dead after their efforts failed.

The IDF denied implications made by Paleostinian media that the woman’s heart attack was triggered by stun grenades thrown by Israeli troops after residents threw rocks at them. An army official said the two incidents were unrelated, happening at significantly different times during the night.
An Nahar adds:
"In response to the projectile fired from the Gazoo Strip at Israel earlier, the Israel air force targeted a Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", military compound in the southern Gazoo Strip," the army said on Wednesday.

Gazoo security officials said that aircraft hit a Hamas naval base west of the city of Khan Yunis and open land nearby.

Three Paleostinians were lightly maimed in the strikes, the health ministry in Gazoo said. No casualties were reported on the Israeli side.

Border Police arrest 367 Palestinians residing in Israel illegally

[IsraelTimes] In a massive sting targeting Palestinians residing in Israel illegally, the Border Police arrests 367 Palestinian suspects, including 38 from the Gaza Strip, according to a police statement.

Another 29 people are arrested for allegedly providing accommodations and transportation to the suspected illegal residents.
Ynet adds:
The Palestinians from Gaza were arrested during a raid on a residential area in Umm al-Fahm.
...home of the outlawed northern branch of the Islamic Movement, the Israeli branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Police arrest sweep turns up firearms meant for terror groups

[IsraelTimes] According to police, 1,000 officers took part in the massive arrest sweep targeting Palestinians residing in Israel illegally.

The operation also uncovers weapons police believe are meant to be transferred to terror groups, including three firearms, 55 gas canisters that were reconfigured into bombs, 16 firebombs and two pipe bombs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Preventing another Abu Mazen at this time of great peril to the phony Palestinian narrative.
Posted by: newc || 12/14/2017 2:00 Comments || Top||


Israel foils Hamas kidnapping plot planned for Hanukkah
[IsraelTimes] Security forces arrest 3 Paleostinians suspected of intending to abduct soldier or settler in the West Bank during the 8-day holiday

Israeli security services locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
three members of an alleged Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, terrorist cell in the northern West Bank suspected of planning to kidnap an Israeli citizen during the Hanukkah festival, the Shin Bet security service announced Wednesday.

The three Paleostinian suspects were arrested in late October, following a weeks-long investigation during which the Shin Bet, Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police uncovered the kidnapping plot. Details of the case were kept secret under a gag order, which was removed on Wednesday as the findings were handed over to state prosecutors to begin preparing indictments.

The Shin Bet said the alleged ringleader of the terror cell was Mu’ad Ashtiyah, a 26-year-old Paleostinian from the village of Tell, near Nablus in the northern West Bank.

He recruited cousins Mahmoud and Ahmad Ramadan, both 19 and also of Tell, to assist him in the plot, the security service said.

According to the Shin Bet, the three men planned to "kidnap a soldier or settler from one of the bus stations at a central junction in Samaria" ‐ the biblical term for the northern West Bank.

"The plan was for them to dress up as local settlers and to get the abductee to get into their car," the security service said.

The Shin Bet said the kidnapping was planned to take place during the eight-day Hanukkah holiday, which began on Tuesday evening.

"The goal of the terror attack was to advance negotiations for the release of security prisoners in Israeli prisons," the security service said.

In preparation for the abduction, Ashtiyah purchased a pistol, pepper spray and a stun gun, the Shin Bet said.

"The cell planned to buy more weapons in order to carry out the terror attack," the security service added.

The terror plot was funded by Hamas officials in the Gazoo Strip, according to the Shin Bet.

They received direction and support from Omar Assida, a Hamas operative in the coastal enclave who was apparently released by Israel during a 2011 prisoner swap, in which over 1,000 convicted snuffies were set free in exchange for the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

All three of the suspects are members of the Hamas terrorist group, the Shin Bet said.

Ashtiyah and the two Ramadans had begun collecting intelligence on the bus stops and roadways where they planned to carry out their abduction, the Shin Bet said.

The security service said that it had handed over the findings of its investigation to state prosecutors for them to "consider filing indictments against those involved."
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Undercover troops infiltrate, break up violent Ramallah protest
[IsraelTimes] Police officers blend into crowd before suddenly drawing pistols, firing shots in the air and arresting several rock throwers

Undercover Israeli coppers infiltrated and broke up a violent Paleostinian protest outside Ramallah on Wednesday, the army said.

Video footage from the scene shows the Israeli operatives with their faces covered with masks, keffiyehs and, in one case, a Paleostinian flag, worn as a hood.

As hundreds of Paleostinians threw rocks at Israeli troops near the military checkpoint outside the West Bank city, the undercover soldiers suddenly burst into action, arresting a number of protesters and firing shots into the air, which sent the rest of the demonstrators running.

During [the protest] an undercover operation by the Israel Police’s Special Patrol Unit and Border Police took place, and three rioters were placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
and handed over for questioning," the army said in a tweet.

A similar violent demonstration ‐ without undercover agents ‐ took place in Bethlehem. Smaller ones also took place in Nablus and Jericho, shutting down checkpoints and roadways, Israeli officials said.

AFP news hounds on the scene in Ramallah said that one of the undercover officers ‐ known in Hebrew as mista’arvim ‐ also threw a smoke grenade.

Soldiers then rushed into the area as the undercover soldiers led the Paleostinians they detained into army vehicles.

Footage from the scene was captured by journalists who were reporting on the protest and by the Israel Defense Forces itself.

Medics on the scene said three Paleostinians were maimed during the Ramallah protest.

Riots also took place on Wednesday morning along the security fence surrounding the Gazoo Strip. Protesters rolled burning tires and threw rocks at Israeli forces and the barrier itself. During these demonstrations, soldiers called for "main instigators" to halt and fired warning shots in the air. When the protesters continued to approach the fence, the troops fired at them, hitting several, an army spokesperson said.

In southern Gazoo, outside the city of Khan Younis, a group of Paleostinian teenage protesters filmed themselves crossing the security fence into Israel before they were quickly turned back by IDF troops.

Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli cars, settlers respond in kind

[Ynet] Some 40 settlers threw stones at Paleostinian residents and their homes in Burin, near Nablus, saying it was done in response to the Paleostinians from the village first attacking them; IDF removed the settlers from the village; none hurt.
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#1  Footage from the scene was captured by journalists who were reporting on encouraging the protest
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At least 23 members of one family killed in US airstrikes in Syria's Dayr al-Zawr
[PRESSTV] At least 23 Syrian civilians, including women and kiddies, have been killed in US Arclight airstrikes on the country's eastern Dayr al-Zawr province, says a UK-based monitoring group.

"At least 23 civilians, among them eight children and six women, were killed Wednesday before dawn by airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition, targeting a village controlled by ISIS on the eastern banks of the Euphrates river," said the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It added that all of those killed were members of the same family and had taken shelter at the location when they were killed.

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be ISIS targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.
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#1  "At least 23 civilians, among them eight children, six women, 4 bunnies, 3 stray cats and an errant hamster were killed Wednesday..."

It added that all of those killed were members of the same family and had taken shelter at the location when they were killed.

As they say, if you lie down with dogs, you get up with shrapnel.
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#2  You ever see that USA did to Dresden, Muzzies?
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