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It's over-ish: Las Ramblas van terrorist shot dead wearing explosive belt 'and screaming Allahu Akbar' west of Barcelona
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Afghanistan
8 Taliban die in fighting in Balkh
At least eight insurgents were killed during “Alburz 12” operation in Chamtal district of northern Balkh province, local officials confirmed on Sunday.

In addition, 12 other insurgents were wounded.

The operation was launched on Saturday in Nawawari Taraki village of Chamtal district of the province to clear the area of insurgents, a spokesman for the military in the north of Afghanistan, Nastratullah Jamshidi said.

“Mawlawi Matiullah, shadow governor of Taliban for Balkh is also among the injured insurgents. The clashes are still ongoing and the Taliban are being driven from the area but are fleeing to Jawzjan province (which borders Balkh)," said Jamshidi.

“Two Afghan security forces were also wounded in the clashes,” Jamshidi said.

In the meantime, local officials said that “two public forces were also killed in the clash with security forces.”

The Taliban has not yet commented on the clash.
Posted by: badanov || 08/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Errant gunfire from Sinai hits Israel; no injuries reported
[IsraelTimes] Gunfire from the Sinai Peninsula struck Israel on Sunday night, in what the military said was accidental spillover from fighting across the border.

A military spokesperson would not say where specifically the errant fire occurred, however, Paleostinian media reported it was in the area of the Kerem Shalom Crossing, which sits near the borders of Israel, Gazoo and Egypt.

There were no reports of Israelis injured or of damage caused by the gunfire in Israel.

The northeastern Sinai has seen increased tension between Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", and local 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....
affiliates since Thursday, after a suspected IS member killed a Hamas guard, along with himself, in a suicide kaboom in southern Gazoo, near the Egyptian border.

The suicide kaboom occurred as forces tried to stop the man from infiltrating into Egypt, members of the Hamas terror organization said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Africa Subsaharan
Latest CAR clashes leave 13 people dead
[Al Jazeera] Thirteen people have been killed in a town in Central African Republic, a local doctor said on Sunday, as the toll from sectarian violence that has sparked fears of genocide continued to rise.

The festivities took place in Bria, in the centre of the country 450 kilometres from the capital Bangui, between a majority Moslem rebel group and a predominantly Christian gang called the anti-Balaka.

"Thirteen bodies were found on Saturday after violent fighting between self-defence forces and parts of Abdoulaye Hissene's FPRC," Michel Ambapo told AFP news agency, referring respectively to the anti-Balaka and a faction of the rebel coalition known as the Seleka
...a 'mainly' Moslem rebel force in the Central African Republic that overthrew the govt, imposed a regime of rapine and looting on the country's non-Moslem population, and was then tossed by France. They still exist, getting funding and weapons from somewhere or other, licking their wounds, complaining about the oppression of Moslems, and occasionally raping and looting someone...
"At least 20 maimed were admitted to hospital, most of them combatants on both sides and several civilians," the doctor added.
Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2017 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Seleka


Bangladesh
Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina
[DAWN] A Bangladesh court sentenced 10 bully boyz to death on Sunday over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister the loathesome Sheikh Hasina
...Bangla dynastic politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangla Awami League since the Lower Paleolithic. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangla. Her party defeated the BNP-led Four-Party Alliance in the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has once before held the office, from 1996 to 2001, when she was defeated in a landslide. She and the head of the BNP, Khaleda Zia show such blind animosity toward each other that they are known as the Battling Begums..
by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies in 2000.

"The men were sentenced to death by a firing squad for planting a huge explosive near where Hasina was scheduled to speak during her first term as prime minister in 2000," prosecutor Shamsul Haq Badol told AFP.

"The bomb was planted in an attempt to kill Sheikh Hasina, high-ranking leaders of the (ruling) Awami League party and dignitaries," Badol said.

The 76-kilogram explosive was detected and defused, sparking a manhunt for those responsible for the liquidation attempt on Hasina, who is now in her third term as leader of Bangladesh's government.

Police allege the operation was led by Mufti Abdul Hannan, the late leader of murderous Moslem group Harakat ul Jihad Al Islami, which perpetrated a string of attacks across Bangladesh in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Hannan, the main accused in the failed bomb plot, was hanged in April for orchestrating a grenade attack on Britannia's envoy to Bangladesh in 2004.

The accused in this latest case wanted to kill Hasina because "they said she was not a Moslem, and an agent of India, and Islam can be established (in Bangladesh) only by killing her," Badol claimed.

He said another large explosive was found three days later at a helipad where Hasina was scheduled to land.

A separate prosecutor, Khandaker Abdul Mannan, said those sentenced to death were also implicated in other assaults, including a deadly bombing at a church and a secular festival.

Defence lawyer Faruque Ahmed said the defendants would lodge an appeal through the jail authorities.

"There are a lot of questions about this case. The defendants said they did not get justice," he told AFP. Hannan tried to kill Hasina in a separate grenade attack at a rally in the capital Dhaka in August 2004, in which 22 people were killed, Badol said.
Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2017 00:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)


Down Under
3 to be charged over ISIS-influenced terror attack after they set fire to a Melbourne Shiite mosque
[DailyMail]
  • Three men will be charged with terror offences over arson at an Islamic Centre

  • A fire gutted the Imam Ali Islamic Centre in Melbourne in December last year

  • Police say the arson was 'inspired' by Islamic State, but not ordered by them

  • Hatim Moukhaiber, 29, Ahmed Mohamed, 25, and Abdullah Chaarani, 27, charged with setting three fires at the Shiite center over seven months

  • If found guilty, the men will face life behind bars

  • Police believe more men were associated with the group
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  8 months of blaming whitey down the drain.
Posted by: Gomez Slereck8543 || 08/21/2017 1:37 Comments || Top||


Europe
It's over-ish: Las Ramblas van terrorist shot dead wearing explosive belt 'and screaming Allahu Akbar' west of Barcelona
No question about his motivation, one hopes.
[DailyMail] Police believe Abouyaaquob was the last free member of a 12-strong terror cell behind the attacks - all the other members are either dead or in detention

The Las Ramblas terrorist who killed 13 people when he deliberately rammed a van into pedestrians in Barcelona has been rubbed out at a vineyard, 28 miles west of the city, in a dramatic showdown with police.

Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national, became Europe's most wanted man after he ploughed a van into pedestrians on Thursday.

He escaped the scene on foot before hi-jacking a car, stabbing its driver to death and ramming into a police blockade near Sant Just Desvern, outside Barcelona.

He spent four days in hiding before today being spotted by a Catalan vineyard owner in the town of Subirats.

The daughter of the vineyard owner said her father alerted police after they saw a car crossing their property at high speed even though the vineyard was closed off.

Roser Venura says police told them to immediately leave the Ventura Soler cava vineyard, located between the towns of Sadurni d'Anoia and Subirats. She says "we heard a helicopter flying around and many police cars coming toward the gas station" near the property.

Armed units were scrambled before confronting Abouyaaquob who was wearing what appeared to be a boom jacket. He died in a hail of bullets while yelling 'Allahu Akbar' - meaning 'God is greatest' in Arabic.

Abouyaaqoub's death brings to an end the worst terror attack in Spain in 13 years, as all of his co-conspirators are either dead or in detention.

Those living in Subirats are still being warned to stay indoors, however, as police search for another man who may have been helping to hide Abouyaaqoub before he was bumped off.

On Monday authorities named Abouyaaquob as the man who drove the van that plowed down the city's famed Las Ramblas promenade, killing 13 pedestrians and injuring 120 others.

Escaping the scene, Abouyaaqoub then carjacked a man named Pau Perez and stabbed him to death Thursday night as he made his getaway, Spanish officials said Monday.

Another vehicle attack early Friday by other members of his hard boy cell killed one person and maimed several others in the coastal town of Cambrils. That ended in a shootout with police, who killed five attackers.

Spanish authorities have now raised the corpse count in the country's two vehicle attacks to 15, with some 50 people still being treated in hospital for their injuries.

Police have 'scientific evidence' showing Abouyaaqoub drove the speeding van in Las Ramblas and also killed Perez on Thursday night, regional police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said Monday.

He said the suspect walked through Barcelona for about 90 minutes after the van attack - through the famed La Boqueria market and nearly to Barcelona University - before hijacking the car.

Perez was parking his car, a Ford Focus, in a lot between 6.10pm and 6.20pm Abouyaaqoub stabbed him before 6.32pm, put him in the car's rear seats and drove away, Trapero said.

Trapero said Perez was already dead when Abouyaaqoub then rammed the car through a police checkpoint minutes later and police opened fire on his car.

The suspect ran over a police officer as the car evaded the checkpoint. About 7 p.m., police found the car and Perez's body nearly 2 miles away from the checkpoint, near Sant Just Desvern, a town west of Barcelona, but Abouyaaqoub was nowhere to be found.

The Spanish newspaper El Pais published images Monday of what it says is Abouyaaqoub making a getaway on foot after the van attack. The three images show a slim man wearing sunglasses walking through the La Boqueria market.

Abouyaaqoub escaped and has not returned to his home in Ripoll, said Trapero.

The oldest son of immigrant parents, Younes was born in Mrirt, a remote village in the mountains between Fez and Marrakesh.

His father Omar had got a job in Ripoll in the timber industry and aged four Younes traveled with his mother Ghanno Gaanimi and younger brother Houssa to Spain, taking the ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar for the first time in 1999.

The Abouyaaquob brothers enrolled at a local school where their Moroccan background and lack of Spanish was not unusual among the 1,000-strong immigrant community.

Younes is described as 'normal' by his peer group in Ripoll ‐ from both Spanish and Moroccan families.

A family friend told MailOnline: 'Younes was just a normal young man, like the others who have been caught up in this mess.'

A teenage neighbour added: 'Younes was a nice guy. A bit shy, but a nice guy. God knows what happened to him for him to have done what he did?'

Strong and athletic, Younes even won trophies for running and climbing.

He got a job at a local factory after school, gaining diplomas in health and safety at work and became a qualified fork lift truck driver.

However over the past year he became increasingly obsessed with Islam, praying more frequently and reading up about the prophet Mohammed.

His relatives claim he was brainwashed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2017 13:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  He died in a hail of bullets while yelling 'Allahu Akbar' - meaning 'God is greatest' in Arabic.

Sadly we'll likely never know his motivation. Possibly the Reform Movement
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/21/2017 14:34 Comments || Top||

#2  We should check the International Classification of Diseases. Surely there's a cause in there, somewhere.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/21/2017 15:41 Comments || Top||


1 dead as vehicle rams bus stops in Marseille, France
Police in Marseille urge residents to avoid parts of Old Port area after a woman was killed and another person injured at one of two bus stops in different areas of the city into which a driver rammed his vehicle; man known to police, suffered psychological issues.
Could it be not an adherent of Religion of peace?
Update from Ay Pee at 1:35 p.m. EDT:
La Provence reported that the suspect came to Marseille specifically for psychiatric treatment in a specialized institution. The paper did not name its sources and the police official could not confirm the report.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/21/2017 07:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Could it be not an adherent of Religion of peace?

Same difference?
Posted by: Pappy || 08/21/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course he could be both mentally unstable and Muslim. It's a common path to Sudden Jihad Syndrome, though conventional politicians and journalists desperately need to conceal the fact.

Inbreeding for thousands of years has a cost, of which this is only one.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2017 13:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Boy killed, 6 hurt in toy bomb blast
Forget it, Jake, it's Pakistan.
[Dawn] PESHAWAR: A boy was killed and six children were maimed in a toy bomb kaboom on the outskirts of the historic provincial capital here on Sunday.

Police said the incident took place in Spinawari area falling in the precincts of Pishtakhara cop shoppe, located on the road leading to Bara tehsil of Khyber agency.

A police official told Dawn the children were playing in a field when the kaboom took place at around 4pm.

The official said apparently the blast was caused by a toy like grenade. "The grenade went off with a bang when the children were playing with it," the official said. He said the blast killed a boy and injured six others.

A spokesperson for the Rescue 1122 said that a child was dead and six others were maimed in the kaboom.

The police official identified the slain child as 15-year-old Zubair, while the injured were identified as Samiullah, Haider, Adil, Azeem, Ismail and Rohail, their ages ranging between eight to 12 years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is there such a thing as a "toy-like grenade"?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/21/2017 7:35 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIL
[Al Jazeera] Iraqi forces have launched a ground offensive to retake a key ISIS-held area in the northern part of the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

"You either surrender, or die", Abadi said in a televised speech announcing the operation early on Sunday.

He was addressing 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIS) fighters, who have been in control of the city since 2014.

Tal Afar and the surrounding area are among the last pockets of ISIS-held territory in Iraq, after victory was declared in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the country's second-largest city.

Iraqi officials believe there are between 1,400 and 1,600 ISIS fighters in the Tal Afar area, including many imported muscle, according to Iraqi Brigadier Generai Yahia Rasool who spoke through an interpreter on Saturday.

"I don't think it will be tougher than the battle of Mosul," he told news hounds.

A US-led coalition is providing air support to the Iraqi troops. In recent days, it has been carrying out dozens of air strikes on Tal Afar, targeting weapons depots and command centres.

Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2017 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


ISIS group dies in work accident in Tal Afar

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Several Islamic State militants were killed and injured while booby-trapping a vehicle in Tal Afar town, west of Nineveh province, a local source said.

“Several IS members were killed and injured in a car explosion while the militants were booby-trapping it on Hassan Kowi district, in Tal Afar town,” the source told Al-Sumaria News on Saturday. “The explosion occurred at one of the group’s locations used for booby-trapping.”

“Among the killed members were one of the group’s prominent bobby-trapping experts called abu Baraa al-Halabi,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

The group, according to the source, is in chaotic situation after Iraqi joint troops reinforced its presence around the town.

On Friday, army troops killed 16 IS members after thwarting an attack by the militants near the town.

The international coalition, led by the U.S. launch air raids in and around the town in order to facilitate the battle for Iraqi troops, which announced earlier this month concluding arrangements ahead of the invasion.

The Iraqi army’s ninth armored division reportedly reached to the boundaries of the town. Tal Afar has been set as the next target of operations after victory was declared in Mosul on July 10.

Iraqi forces gaining yardage in southern Mosul

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi joint forces have advanced by three kilometers from the southern direction toward Tal Afar town, the paramilitary troops announced.

In a statement on Sunday, the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said troops “advanced by three kilometers from the southern direction toward Tal Afar and gained control on four hills that overlook the town from the same direction.”

“These hills include Tal Zinbar, west of the town, which was freed by security troops along with the 26th brigade,” the statement added.

Moreover, the service added that “army jets launched airstrikes that destroyed four booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers, who were trying to attack the troops to hinder their advance toward the western direction of the town.”

A statement by the Federal Police Command said troops, backed by army jets, gained control on al-Abra al-Sagheera region and are advancing toward al-Saad, al-Zahraa and al-Wihda regions.

Earlier on the day, a local source from Nineveh said that two of the Islamic State’s defense lines in Tal Afar were destroyed by the airstrikes.

“Two IS advanced defense lines were destroyed hours before the offensive to liberate the town was launched,” the source told AlSumaria News on condition of anonymity.

“Huge losses were inflicted on the enemy,” he added.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced in a televised speech on Sunday the beginning of offensive to recapture the town, which has been held by the militants since 2014, when the extremist group first emerged to proclaim its self-styled ‘caliphate’.
Posted by: badanov || 08/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Amongthe killed members were one of the group’s prominent bobby-trapping experts
Need more teachers like that.
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/21/2017 7:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably wiring up a Ford Pinto. You know what that gets you.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/21/2017 14:28 Comments || Top||


1 dead in VBIED attack in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A soldier was killed, while another was wounded as a booby-trapped vehicle exploded at a checkpoint in Salahuddin province, a security source said.

“A booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber exploded on Sunday at a checkpoint near al-Alam town in Salahuddin,” the source told Mawazin News on Sunday.

“The blast left a police conscript killed and another injured,” the source said adding that the victim was transferred to forensic medicine department, while the wounded was taken to hospital for treatment.

Pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, are still held by the militants which poses threats to the liberated regions. Iraqi troops are urged to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Security members, paramilitary groups and civilians are targeted by bombings and armed attacks since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.

More than 500 Iraqis were killed and injured during July due to violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).
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Anbar Antix


5 ISIS Bad Guys die in al-Baghdadi

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Five Islamic State militants were killed while infiltrating into western Anbar, Jazeera Operations Command said.

“Security troops managed to kill five militants in Houran region,” Maj.Gen. Qassim al-Mohammadi told Baghdad Today website on Sunday.”The militants were trying to sneak into al-Baghdadi town in western Anbar.”

On Saturday, three militants were reportedly killed as shelling targeted an IS headquarter in al-Shishan district in Annah town. On Friday, Seven militants were killed as an air raid targeted their havens while escaping from Qaim town, western Anbar, towards the Syrian borders.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

Anbar’s western towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.

In late July, a military source was quoted saying that Lt.Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, ordered to besiege IS havens in western Anbar preparing to invade them.

Iraqi fighter jets reportedly dropped millions of leaflets to inform locals residents that liberation offensives for the province were nearing.

3 ISIS Turbans smoked in artillery attack

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three Islamic State militants were killed as shelling targeted a group’s headquarter in western Anbar, a security source was quoted saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Saturday, the source said, “shelling targeted an IS headquarter in al-Shishan district in Annah town, leaving three militants, who were inside, killed.”

On Friday, Seven IS militants were reportedly killed as an air raid targeted their havens while escaping from Qaim town, western Anbar, towards the Syrian borders.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

Anbar’s western towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.

In late July, a military source was quoted saying that Lt.Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, ordered to besiege IS havens in western Anbar preparing to invade them.

Iraqi fighter jets reportedly dropped millions of leaflets to inform locals residents that liberation offensives for the province were nearing.
Posted by: badanov || 08/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


5 die in bombing in at al-Hamamiyat-al-Taji

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Five civilians were killed and injured as an IED exploded in western Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

“A bomb exploded near stores at al-Hamamiyat- al-Taji region, north of Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and four others wounded,” a source told Baghdad Today website on Sunday.

On Saturday, a university professor and a soldier were killed, while another one was wounded in two IED blasts that took place in western Baghdad.

1 dead in bomb attack in al-Sha’ab

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) On Monday, a source within the police force stated, that one civilian was killed and 3 others were injured in an explosion that occurred north east of Baghdad.

The source said, “This evening, a bomb which was emplaced on the side of the road in al-Sha’ab neighborhood in north east of Baghdad had exploded causing 1 death and 3 injured civilians who were passing near the bomb when it blew up.”

2 die in separate bombing attacks

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A University professor and a soldier were killed, while another was wounded in two IED blasts in western Baghdad, police source said on Saturday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “a bomb placed under a vehicle of university professor exploded on al-Jami’a district in western Baghdad, leaving the professor killed.”

In related news, another source said “an IED placed on the side of the road in Akar Kouf region in western Baghdad exploded on Saturday while an army patrol was passing, leaving a soldier killed and another injured.”

The victims were transferred to forensic medicine department, while the wounded was taken to nearby hospital, according to the sources, who preferred anonymity.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrests brother of killed Tapuah Junction attacker
[IsraelTimes] In overnight raid, Israeli forces search the family home in West Bank city of Tulkarem

In an overnight raid, Israeli forces enjugged
You have the right to remain silent...
the brother of a teen who attempted to stab soldiers at a flashpoint West Bank junction the day prior, the army said Sunday.

Border Police shot and killed 17-year-old Qutaiba Zahran on Saturday after he pulled out a knife and tried to stab a group of Boder Police officers at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank.

One officer was lightly maimed in the leg by shrapnel from the shots fired. He was treated by Magen David Adom medics at the scene and was later transferred to the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikvah.

Following the overnight arrest, Zahran’s brother was transferred to security authorities for questioning. Five other Paleostinians were detained in overnight raids across the West Bank. Four of the suspects were said to have been involved in violent disturbances against civilians and soldiers.

Channel 2 reported that Zahran had left a note for his parents, saying that he had gone out to carry out a "Dire Revenge attack" and not to mourn him because he was now a "martyr"

The Tapuah Junction has been a frequent site of stabbing attacks in recent years.

Police say stabbing attack in Netanya thwarted

[IsraelTimes] Police say a 21-year-old Paleostinian was placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in Netanya last night with a knife concealed on his person on his way to carry out a stabbing attack in the coastal city.

According to a statement by police spokeswoman Luba Samri, the suspect is a resident of the West Bank city of Tulkarem, and was in Israel illegally.

He told police in questioning that he intended to carry out an attack, the statement says.

He will be brought before the Petah Tivka Magistrate’s Court for a remand hearing later this afternoon.

Rahat resident charged after posting about intention to carry out attack

[Ynet] The State Attorney has indicted Rahat resident Sami Alhuzayl, 36, with threatening a terror attack and threatening murder in writing following a Facebook post he made expressing his desire to become a "martyr" and carry out such an attack.

The indictment says Alhuzayl published the post last month, writing "I'll do anything to make people talk about me as a dead hero or wartime leader who has upheld the honor of his land and Islam

In a text sent to his cousin, Alhuzayl clarified the post was referring "killing Jews."

Palestinian from Hebron arrested after expressing support for ISIS

[Ynet] A 40-year-old Paleostinian from Hebron was placed in durance vile
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
after expressing support for ISIS.

He is suspected of publishing Facebook posts in which he expressed open support for ISIS and its activities, as well as disseminating videos about the terrorist organization's activities in various countries and videos documenting the murder of opponents of the organization.

In his interrogation, he admitted that he supports ISIS, and tomorrow he will be brought before a military court for a remand hearing.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Leb Army Captures New Hills from IS as Mine Kills 3 Troops
[AnNahar] The Lebanese army pressed its offensive Sunday in the outskirts of the eastern border towns of Ras Baalbek al-Qaa, capturing new hills from 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, as three soldiers were killed in a landmine kaboom.

The three soldiers were en route to participate in the anti-IS operation that began on Saturday, an army source told the AFP news agency.

"An army vehicle was hit by a landmine on the Dawwar al-Njasa road in Arsal's outskirts at noon today, killing three soldiers and injuring one soldier seriously," the army said in an official statement.

It said the maimed soldier was evacuated to a hospital for treatment.

A front man said Saturday that 20 IS fighters had been killed in the festivities so far, and 10 Lebanese soldiers had been maimed.

During a daily press briefing on the operation, an Army Command front man said the army seized control of 30 square kilometers of territory on the second day of the offensive.

He added that the army has so far managed to oust the IS group from 80 out of 120 square kilometers it initially held.

The day also witnessed the destruction of 12 IS posts, the seizure of arms and ammunition and the destruction of a booby-trapped car and a bomb-laden cycle of violence that were carrying jacket wallahs, the army front man, Colonel Fadi Abu Eid, announced.

State-run National News Agency meanwhile reported that the army on Sunday captured the Jabal al-Kheshen, Khirbet Daoud, Khirbet al-Tineh and Dhalil Umm al-Jamaa areas in Ras Baalbek's outskirts from the hands of IS bully boys.

The advancing troops were backed by Arclight airstrikes and artillery and rocket shelling.

Lebanese soldiers were also besieging a number of IS snuffies in the Wadi Mirtbayya area, according to NNA.

"The army is bolstering its posts and dismantling the landmines and traps that were left behind by the IS group," the agency added.

Army Commander General Joseph Aoun meanwhile inspected military units deployed in the Ras Baalbek region and toured posts recaptured from the hands of the IS group.

The army began its operation in the mountainous outskirts of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa early on Saturday, and in the first day captured around 30 square kilometers of territory, a military front man said.

"That is around a third of the area controlled by the terrorists," Brigadier General Nazih Jreij said late Saturday.
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Hezbollah, Syrian Army Advance in Western Qalamoun
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian army units managed on Sunday to advance in western Qalamoun, controlling a number of ISIL posts in Al-Suhreej and Harf al -Jafr.

Hezbollah and the Syrian army had launched the campaign against ISIL terrorists in Western Qalamoun, regaining 87-kilometer area.

Source: Al-Manar Website
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Syrian forces capture Hmaime in Homs
Hezbollah Military Media Center circulated a video which shows how the Resistance fighters and the Syrian army units stormed Hmaime town in Homs southeastern countryside.

The latest reports confirmed that the Syrian army and allies managed to completely regain the whole town.

The video shows Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian army units striking some ISIL terrorists’ posts in the town before controlling them and confiscating the remnants of the takfiri militants.
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Rebel militia group prepares attack in As Suwayda
As Suwayda (Syria News) Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer (Army of Free Tribes) announced, this morning, launching an offensive to retake its headquarters, east of As Suwayda.

Qasioun News reported that Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer militia has announced launching an operation, codenamed “Restoration of Dignity,” in order to retake the headquarters it lost to the regime forces, east of As Suwayda.

The militia launched an attack on the Syrian regime forces and allied militias in al-She’ab area, east of As Suwayda, killing and wounding several members of the government forces, while the militia lost over 15 members.

In the last few days, Syrian regime forces recaptured large areas in the eastern countryside of As Suwayda and the border with Jordan.

It is noteworthy that Jaysh al-Ashayer had withdrew toward the Jordanian territory, after the fierce attacks launched by the Syrian army against it, backed by heavy aerial cover.
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ISIS attacks Syrian rebel HQ in Raqqa
Raqqa (Syria News) The self-proclaimed Islamic State group launched an attack, yesterday, on the headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces, east of Raqqa.

Qasioun News reported that the Islamic State militants attacked the headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces in al-Mokhtaleta neighborhood, east of the city of Raqqa.

Moreover, sources belonging to the terrorist group informed that 15 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the explosion of a booby-trapped vehicles, near the Great Mosque east of the city, then violent clashes broke out between the two sides, amid mutual rockets and artillery shelling.

Meanwhile, international coalition aircraft carried out several air strikes on the Islamic State headquarters, while the Syrian Democratic Forces shelled the area of 7 Nissan using heavy artillery.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian Democratic Forces militia is imposing a tight siege on the Islamic State militants inside the neighborhoods of Raqqa, while also recaptures more than 50% of the city since June this year.
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1 dies in landmine attack in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Nine civilians were killed and wounded as a landmine, planted by Islamic State, exploded in Nineveh on Saturday, according to Mawazin News.

“A civilian was killed, while eight others were wounded as a landmine from the war remnants exploded in Qureitagh village, east of Mosul city in Nineveh,” a security source said.

“The injured were transferred to hospital for treatment,” the source added.

In February, the United Nations estimated cost for removing landmines and explosives from the city of Mosul by US$50 million.

10 kidnapped in Ghazni

Local officials from central Ghazni province confirmed on Sunday that unknown gunmen abducted ten people in the district on Saturday.

The incident took place in Qarabagh district of the province after the gunmen stopped two vehicles and “took with them ten people including women,” said officials.

The officials said police have started investigations into the incident.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the abdication.

Qarabagh is one of the insecure districts in the province in which the insurgents are active and frequently target local security forces.

Rocket artillery hits Damascus trade fair
Someone, somewhere was having a better time than the jihadis
BEIRUT: Six people were reported dead on Sunday when a rocket hit near an international trade fair in Syria’s capital Damascus being held for the first time in five years.

The Damascus International Fair was once the leading event on Syria’s economic calendar but had not been held since shortly after the outbreak of the country’s war in March 2011.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said six people, including two women, were killed and around a dozen wounded in the rocket fire near the entrance to the fair.

A rescuer speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity confirmed the toll.

A source at a hospital in Jaramana, an area southwest of the capital, told AFP he had seen dead and injured being evacuated from the scene.
There was no confirmation of the toll from officials.

However, state television briefly carried a breaking news alert reporting the rocket fire and saying it had caused injuries, citing its reporters at the scene.

The alert was removed shortly afterwards, and a reporter broadcasting live from the fair interviewed several officials who made no mention of the rocket fire or casualties.

“We were preparing to receive visitors when I heard an explosion... then I saw smoke to the side of the entrance to the exhibition hall,” 39-year-old Iyad Al-Jabiri, a Syrian working at a textile stand at the fair, told AFP.

The fair opened on Thursday at the capital’s Exhibition City and is scheduled to last 10 days.

It was touted as a sign that work toward rebuilding Syria and revitalising its ravaged economy was getting under way, despite the violence that continues in parts of the country.

Its general director, Fares Al-Kartally, said the decision to hold it this year was a result of “the return of calm and stability in most regions” of Syria.

“We want this fair to signal the start of (the country’s) reconstruction,” Kartally told AFP earlier this week.

While Damascus has been insulated from much of the worst violence of the country’s war, several key rebel enclaves remain in the Eastern Ghouta region outside the city.

Fighters in the area have regularly fired rockets into the capital, and government warplanes have frequently carried out devastating raids across Eastern Ghouta.

In recent weeks, much of the area has been quieter after the implementation in July of a “de-escalation zone” covering parts of Eastern Ghouta.

The trade fair dates back to 1954 but was last held in the summer of 2011, months after the eruption of protests against President Bashar Assad’s government.

Since then, the country has spiralled into a bloody civil war that has killed more than 330,000 people, displaced millions and devastated the economy.

The fair is hosting firms from 23 countries that have maintained diplomatic relations with Damascus throughout the conflict.

The United States and European countries, which maintain economic sanctions on the Assad regime, were not officially invited, although a handful of Western companies are attending on an individual basis.

Syria’s government has seized large parts of the country from rebels and jihadists in recent months and talk has begun to turn to reconstruction and even the reestablishment of ties with Western nations.

But Assad said Sunday that countries seeking to resume ties or reopen their embassies must end their support for Syria’s rebels.

“We are not isolated like they think, it’s their arrogance that pushes them to think in this manner,” he said in a speech to members of Syria’s diplomatic corps broadcast on state television.

“There will be neither security cooperation, nor the opening of embassies, nor a role for certain states that say they want to find a way out (of Syria’s war), unless they explicitly cut their ties with terrorism,” he added.

Meanwhile the Observatory on Sunday said that at least 18 civilians were killed the previous day in air strikes by the US-led coalition on a jihadist-held village in northeast Syria.

Three children were among the victims, said the Observatory, adding that three Daesh group jihadists were also killed in the raids on Al-Jezaa in Hasakah province.
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