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Afghanistan
18 ISIS killed as clearance operations continue in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eighteen loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the ongoing clearance operations in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The local security officials are saying that the turbans were killed in the past 24 hours in Haska Mina and Nazian districts.

At least two ISIS loyalists were also maimed during the operations and several weapons, ammunition, and explosives were destroyed.

At least 12 of the loyalists of the terror group were killed in air and ground operations in Gargari area of Haska Mina district and two others were maimed.

The Afghan cops also confiscated 31 Improvised Explosive Device during the operations in Haska Mina.

According to the local officials, at least six others were killed in an Arclight airstrike targeting the loyalists of the terror group in Baru Khola Khona village.

The turbans killed in the two districts are all foreigners, the officials said but did not elaborate regarding their identity.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban leaders among 11 killed in Helmand airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eleven Taliban turbans were killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said at least two local leaders of the group were among those killed.

The statement further added that the Arclight airstrike was carried out in north of Garamser district in Umomi Bagh area.

The Arclight airstrike was carried out by the foreign forces targeting a gathering of the Taliban bully boys, the statement said, adding that the two leaders killed in the attack have been identified as Zaheen and Ghazni belonging to Kochian Mahaz brigade of the group.

In the meantime, local officials are saying that the clearance operations are underway in Garamser district by the Afghan cops and Afghan Air Force and several areas have been cleared so far.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


10 Taliban insurgents killed in Kunduz air and ground operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least ten Taliban turbans were killed in a series of air and ground operations conducted in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

According to the security officials North of Afghanistan, the operations in the outskirts of Kunduz started late on Wednesday and are underway in other districts.

A front man for the 20th Pamir Division in the North, Ghulam Hazarat Karimi, said at least three Lions of Islam were also maimed during the operations.

He said the Afghan air and ground forces started the operations from Kanok area of Kunduz city and large swaths Imam Sahib district was also cleared by the security forces.

Karimi further added that some weapons, ammunition, and explosives of the Lions of Islam were also destroyed during the operations.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Shaboobs seized Elhur from Galmudug forces
Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group Al shabaab have wrested control of a key location in central Somalia from Galmudug state forces on Thursday, residents confirmed.

Locals said Al shabaab fighters moved in the area, without encountering any resistance from regional forces, who are reported to have deserted the area before Al shabaab’s arrival.

Al shabaab fighters mounted in Land Cruisers battle wagons poured into Elhur, about 45Km away from the coastal city of Hobyo in southern Mudug region, following days of advances and movements. Galmudug state officials are yet to comment the capture of Elhur by Al shabaab.

Al shabaab has recently seized Amara near Haradhere town from Galmudug forces, and vowed to continue attacks against the areas under the control of pro-government troops.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Europe
European welfare benefits help fund ISIS fighters
h/t Instapundit
Governments across Europe have accidentally paid taxpayer-funded welfare benefits such as unemployment funds, disability pensions and housing allowances to Islamic State militants who have used the money to wage war in Iraq and Syria, authorities and terrorism experts say.
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Europe migrant colonist briefs
In Denmark, first blasphemy charge since 1971

[AlAhram] A Danish prosecutor says a 42-year-old man in northern Denmark has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning the Quran and posting a video of it on Facebook. Jan Reckendorff says it was the first time since 1971 that a person was charged for "publicly mocking a religious community's religious doctrines or worship," adding it is punishable by imprisonment for up to four months or fine.

Reckendorff said Wednesday the man, who wasn't identified, burned the Quran in his backyard and posted the video Dec. 27, 2015 on an anti-Muslim Facebook page. No date for a trial was set.

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund Islamic State

[IsraelTimes] A Swedish citizen was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for inciting people to finance the Islamic State (IS) group through Facebook, a landmark case for the country. In a Facebook account linked to Ahmad Qadan, 34, a post written in Swedish and published on August 21, 2013 said: “Help us supply our brothers at the front with weapons so they can avenge their brothers and sisters.”

Malmo district court judge Lennart Strinas said the case had no precedent in Sweden.
"Forget it, bub. It's Malmo -- they're like that there."
Those who read the post were urged to call two named men to receive a bank account number where money could be sent, the court said.One of the named men in the post is listed as a terror financier by the United Nations and the European Union. The posts “had been published in such a way that anyone with access to the Internet could read them, even people without a Facebook account,” the court said.

In his testimony, Qadan denied the charges and said he took over the Facebook account in 2014 from a person whose name he did not know. The account had been opened under the name Ash-Shaami As-Suwedi.

Hate crime charge dropped in rape-robbery of French Jewish couple

[IsraelTimes] French prosecutors dropped hate crime charges in the case of four men suspected of rape and robbery at a suburban Paris home they acknowledged was targeted because it belonged to Jews. The magistrate responsible for conducting the investigative hearing that precedes a criminal trial decided against including hate crime charges in the 2014 incident in Creteil, the Le Parisien weekly reported Tuesday.

The draft indictment charges the four with group rape, armed robbery, abduction and conspiracy to commit a crime, but contains no reference to violence on ethnic or religious grounds, the Le Parisien reported. The Creteil rape allegedly occurred while one armed suspect guarded the woman’s boyfriend and another took his credit card to a cash machine. The victims said the assailants hurled anti-Semitic insults at them.

Over 1,000 migrants rescued in 48 hours from Mediterranean

[IsraelTimes] More than 1,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea during several operations in the last 48 hours, and many more are expected to attempt the perilous journey as winter ends.

Rescuers found 332 people on Thursday in three separate rubber boats traveling north of the Libyan coast, according to Proactiva Open Arms, the nonprofit that operates the Golfo Azzurro rescue vessel. The Golfo Azzurro was escorting them to a port in Sicily.
Providing profitable employment for people smugglers across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Idiots.
In a separate operation, Italy’s coast guard said that some of the 730 migrants rescued during seven different operations Wednesday were brought ashore Thursday.

Hungary to erect new fence to deter migrants

[IsraelTimes] The Hungarian government says it plans to start building a new fence on the border with Serbia in the spring because of the risk that large numbers of migrants may try to enter the country. Janos Lazar, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff, says that work on the second barrier will start as soon as weather conditions allow. Lazar says the government will spend some 38 billion forints ($130.7 million) on erecting the new fence and to set up shipping containers in transit zones at the Serbian border.

Asylum-seekers will be forced to wait there while their requests for protection are reviewed by Hungarian officials.

Wilders halts public activities after security leak

[IsraelTimes] Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders and his far-right Freedom Party suspend all public activities after a police agent was arrested for allegedly leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang, as Dutch political parties gear up for a crunch election on March 15.

The firebrand MP, who has courted controversy with his hardline anti-Islam, anti-immigrant stance and his incendiary insults against Moroccans and Turks, has long been under 24-hour police protection.

Tensions are escalating ahead of the election in which the Freedom Party is running neck-and-neck with the Liberals of Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/24/2017 02:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


German police arrest 26-year-old over terror plot
[DeutscheWelle] Authorities in the German state of Lower Saxony said on Thursday that they had incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a 26-year-old Salafist for allegedly planning a terror attack. State prosecutors said that bomb-making materials were found in his apartment in the picturesque town of Northeim.

Police believe that the young man was planning to target coppers or soldiers. They believe he wanted to lure them into "falling in a trap," where he would lay the explosives.

Later, prosecutors said that the man, who had German citizenship, had long been known to authorities as a radical Islamist. Uwe Luhrig, chief of police in the nearby city of Göttingen, said that rooting out suspected turbans was the highest priority for officers in the area.

This was the second incident of suspected terrorism in two weeks in the Göttingen area. A 22-year-old Nigerian and a 27-year-old Algerian were questioned by police on suspicion of plotting holy warrior violence. They were found in possession of improvised weapons, "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....
" flags and USB sticks with radical materials.
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Syrian on trial in Austria for suspected killing of 20 Assad troops
[Iraq News] A Syrian asylum seeker went on trial in Austria on Wednesday accused of killing 20 government soldiers fighting for Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now...
near the city of Homs, a court front man said.

Austria has nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
several people for "belonging to a terrorist organization", a charge usually leveled against foreign or local fighters fighting in Syria alongside 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....
holy warriors.

But the 27-year-old suspect in the Innsbruck case is not accused of being a member of any outlawed holy warrior group, the court front man said. It is the first case in Austria to involve the suspected killing of troops loyal to Assad.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
4 killed as militants ambush Indian army convoy in held Kashmir
[DAWN] A woman and three soldiers were killed Thursday when hard boyz ambushed an army convoy in India-held Kashmire, police said.

The soldiers were returning from a search operation when the hard boyz attacked their convoy, injuring six, three of whom later died.

The civilian woman was hit by a stray bullet and died, police said.

"Three army soldiers gave up the ghost at the army hospital in Srinagar," said a police front man who asked not to be named.

Area superintendent of police Tahir Saleem told AFP the woman, who lived near where the ambush occurred in south IHK's Shopian district, was hit by crossfire.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Security forces sweep Rawalpindi, claim arresting 40 people
[DAWN] The Pakistain Army, Rangers and police conducted a combing operation in the Dhok Hassu area of Rawalpindi on Wednesday morning and claimed to have nabbed
Please don't kill me!
40 people following the announcement of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

The joint operation was conducted under the command of Colonel Amanullah of Pakistain Rangers Punjab. Out of the 40 arrested, 13 are said to be Afghan refugees. The arrested individuals were shifted to Ratah Imral cop shoppe, initial investigations have started.

A number of weapons were also confiscated in the sweep, with Amanullah confirming that the operation was carried out in the area with the help the army and the police.

The federal government on February 22 approved Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

government’s request to deploy 2,000 Ragers personnel across the province for a duration of 60 days.

The Pakistain Army also launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad across the country to contain the recent wave of terror attacks in the country.
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Social media reacts to fake bomb rumours in Lahore
[DAWN] Twitter users expressed disappointment shortly after rumours of a second kaboom in Lahore made the rounds on media outlets, creating an atmosphere of fear and panic on Thursday.

With chaos already at its peak due the first kaboom in Lahore's DHA Block Y, reports of a second blast in the Gulberg area, nearly an hour after the first kaboom, made rounds on all major media outlets.

The 'news' was taken off air soon after the Law Minister Rana Sanaullah put the rumours to rest after denying knowledge of any kaboom in the Gulberg area and requested that panic should not be spread.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


10 killed in explosion in Lahore's Defence area
[DAWN] A powerful kaboom in an under-construction building in Lahore's busy Defence Y Block Market left 10 people dead and more than 20 injured on Thursday.

There were conflicting reports regarding the nature of the blast. Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

government authorities initially claimed that the blast was the result of a "generator kaboom", but multiple sources, including Nayab Haider, a front man for Punjab police, later said the kaboom was caused by a bomb.

A spokesperson for the Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) corroborated the claim, saying that the blast "seems to have been made [sic] by some explosives".

"It will become clear later whether it was IED timer [a timed improvised bomb] or [a] remote-controlled device [and] whether the restaurant itself was [the] target or the explosive went off in transit," the spokesperson said.

"Since building has collapsed, true picture will emerge later on," the spokesperson added. "Info will be shared with media as early as possible."

Edhi sources confirmed that 10 people had died, with two bodies later recovered from the rubble.

The area where the first blast occurred is a busy locality with several commercial offices and eateries. Footage shows nearby offices including HBL, Toni and Guy, Gloria Jeans, Bombay Chowpatty, Jalalsons among others.
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Over 70 suspects held, arms recovered in Buner
[DAWN] BUNER: About 77 suspected persons were nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
and arms and ammunition seized from their possession during a joint search and strike operation conducted by the police and security forces in Totalai and Pir Baba areas of Buner district on Wednesday.

DPO Mohammad Irshad Khan claimed that police rounded up 77 suspected persons, including a proclaimed offender, and recovered two shotguns, 16 pistols and 345 cartridges from their possession.

He said the operation was part of the countrywide crackdown on anti-state elements and their controllers after a series of terrorist attacks across the country.

The district police chief said security had been tightened throughout the district and search operations had been mounted to arrest Death Eaters and their controllers.

He said all sensitive installations and public places were put under tight security and around the clock patrolling was underway on different roads of the district.

DPO Irshad asked the coppers to provide maximum security to the people. He also urged the residents to extend full cooperation to police in maintaining peace in the district.

He called upon the people to keep vigil on their surroundings and inform police if they observed any suspected activity.
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Former Karachi TTP chief among eight killed in ‘encounter’
[DAWN] A former Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
chief of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), a ’would-be jacket wallah’ and six other alleged forces of Evil were killed in an ’encounter’ with police on the outskirts of the city’s Malir area in the early hours of Wednesday, according to officials.

The police also seized a ’laptop bomb’, weapons and ammunition from the dear departed following the exchange of fire that lasted half an hour in Rahimdad Goth near Malir’s Bakra Piri, the officials added.

They said the police conducted a raid on the hideout of forces of Evil linked with banned Death Eater outfits, TTP and Jamaatul Ahrar
...A Pak Taliban splinter group that split off from the Mullah Fazlullah faction because it wasn't violent enough...
(JuA), who, according to intelligence agencies, were planning major terrorist acts at sensitive installations, said Malir SSP Rao Anwar.

There are many sensitive installations in nearby areas such as Malir Courts, Landhi jail, better known as Malir prison, and Karachi airport, but it could not be determined immediately as to what their real target was, the officer explained.
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Iraq
Iraqi jets destroy 9 Islamic State vehicles bound to Syria from Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi fighter jets destroyed nine vehicles boarded 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....
members while attempting to flee western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
’s town of Tal Afar to Syria, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) media said Thursday.

The outlet said the strike came as PMUs advanced further towards liberating areas south of the strategic Islamic State stronghold, coincidentally with advances by Iraqi government forces from southwestern Mosul toward the city’s airport and military camp.

Al-Hashd media service also said PMUs foiled an attack by Islamic State gunnies on Um al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
it village, eradicating the entire assaulting group.

Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led military coalition and paramilitary troops, launched an offensive in October to drive IS out of Mosul, the krazed killer group’s largest stronghold in Iraq which they conquered in 2014. The eastern area was recaptured late January.

Setting on the battle for western Mosul, Iraqi and coalition generals, who estimate the number of gunnies there by 3000, predicted a tougher battle, having to ensure the safety of at least 750.000 civilians trapped by IS in dense residential areas containing more than 100.000 buildings.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IS makes list of fugitive members in western Mosul, police arrest 18 in east
[Iraq News] 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....
has prepared a list of 143 members it accuses of escaping battles with security forces in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, while 18 members were tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
by police in the eastern side of the city.

"The group issued this morning the first list of 143 of its members whom it described as ’delinquent’ for having escaped front defense lines in western Mosul," a local source told Alsumaria News on Thursday.

According to the source, the group distributed the list among members at its checkpoints and outposts in western Mosul in order to get fleeing fighter arrested.

Iraqi government forces, backed by paramilitary troops, launched Sunday a new phase of offensives against the Islamic State in Mosul, targeting the liberation of the western region after taking control over the east late January.

In eastern Mosul, Nineveh police chief, Brig. Gen. Wathiq al-Hamadani, said his forces arrested 18 members from the Islamic State at al-Qahera district.

Since recapturing the eastern section of Mosul, Islamic State Death Eaters have attacked liberated areas in that area with drones and sneaking murderous Moslems, killing several civilians and security personnel. Iraqi officials have also voiced fears that dormant IS cells in those areas could pose a security threat.
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Security forces kill suicide bomber southeast of Baghdad
[Iraq News] Baghdad Operations Command announced on Thursday, that security forces killed a jacket wallah, driving a booby-trapped vehicle, southeast of the capital.

Spokesman for Baghdad Operations Command, Brigadier General Saad Maan, said in a press statement, "Iraqi security forces managed to kill a suicide bomber, as well as detonating his booby-trapped vehicle, in Jurf al-Nadaf area, southeast of Baghdad."

"The security operation was carried out without causing any human losses," Maan added.

Earlier today, a civilian was killed, while five others were maimed, when two bombs went off in northern and eastern Baghdad.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Al-Hashd militia kill IS Emir in Tal Afar
[Iraq News] A security source revealed that the al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces killed one of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s Emirs, west of Tal afar, Baghdad Times reported on Thursday.

The source said, "Forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi managed to kill one of the Islamic State’s Emirs, known as Abu Dujana al-Tunsi, west of Tal Afar District."

"The security forces were also able to detonate a booby-trapped vehicle, kill two members of the Islamic State, in addition to seizing two booby-trapped armored vehicles in Ayn al-Agha Village, west of Tal Afar," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, Iraqi forces took full control over the strategic djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Airport in the west of the city, forcing Islamic State faceless myrmidons out of the facility.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF soldier lightly wounded in IED attack near Nablus
[IsraelTimes] In separate incident nearby, army nabs three Paleostinians holding pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails; another 13 people placed in durance vile elsewhere in West Bank.

A soldier was lightly maimed when an improvised bomb was thrown at him near the West Bank city of Nablus early Thursday morning, the army said. The soldier’s unit was on patrol in the Balata refugee camp as a group of Israeli Jews visited a pilgrimage site on the outskirts of the northern West Bank city.

After the IED attack, the soldier was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, the Israel Defense Forces said.

An army spokesperson said she "was not aware" of any arrests made in connection to the IED.

The incident occured as troops were overseeing a visit of some 1,200 Jewish worshipers to the Joseph’s Tomb holy site in Nablus.

These pilgrimages occur on a monthly basis and are often flashpoints for Paleostinian Molotov cocktailings, rock throwings and other low level festivities between local residents and IDF troops.

During the visit, Israeli troops tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
three people in Nablus who were armed with a pipe bomb, two Molotov cocktails and a knife, the army said. No one was injured in the incident, and no damage was caused. The suspects were handed over to the police and Shin Bet for further interrogation, the IDF added.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, the army arrested 13 other Paleostinians for rock throwing and taking part in violent protests. Four of them were arrested in Aboud, outside Ramallah; four were picked up in Bayt Umar, near Hebron; four were from Qabatiya, outside Jenin; and one was arrested in Abu Dis, near Jerusalem.

Israeli Air Force shoots down Hamas drone

[Ynet] An Israeli Air Force fighter jet shot down an unmanned aircraft of Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",, which was making its way from the Gazoo Strip to the Mediterranean. The drone was shot down before it managed to infiltrate Israel, and fell into the sea after being intercepted.

The IDF front man said that "the IDF will not allow any airspace violation and will act resolutely against any such attempt."

Hamas-run school in East Jerusalem ordered shut

[Ynet] The Ministry of Education, Jerusalem City Police and the Shin Bet have issued an immediate closing order on Thursday for an East Jerusalem school that was established and run by Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,.

The Education Ministry denied the school opening for the new school year due to its involvement with Hamas. After it was learned that the school kept operating illegally the closing order was issued.
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Jordan hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged IS plots
[AlAhram] Jordan's state security court has sentenced eight men to 15-year prison terms for involvement in alleged plans by the holy warrior 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 to attack a military airport, military personnel, foreign aircraft and foreign embassies in the kingdom.

The sentences are part of an ongoing crackdown. Jordan is a member of a U.S.-led coalition against IS, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, and poses a domestic threat to Jordan.

The state news agency Petra says one of those sentenced on Wednesday planned to target the Marka military airport in the capital, Amman, with an explosives belt. Petra says three others planned to attack foreign aircraft.

It says four others received money from IS, but were locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
before they could carry out an attack on a bus transporting Jordanian troops.
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Southeast Asia
Militiaman killed in Cotabato clash with commies
[Inquirer] A militiaman was killed when Philippine security forces and New People's Army insurgents clashed in Magpet, North Cotabato on Tuesday.

Military spokesman Silver Belvis said troops were conducting combat patrol in Sitio Buay-buay in Barangay Basak when shot at by NPA militants, who were positioned on higher ground. He said, "Our troops immediately established defensive position and engaged the rebels who withdrew toward the northwest direction of the village."

Belvis said the 15 militants came from the NPA's Southern Mindanao Regional Command that has been operating in the towns of Magpet, President Roxas and Arakan.
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Maoist militants vow to release six captives soon
[Inquirer] Maoist militants in Mindanao on Thursday said they were finalizing the release of six soldiers, militiamen and a policeman in their custody even while fighting continues on the ground.

Joaquin Jacinto, spokesman for the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao, identified four of those set to be released. He said two other captives would be released by the New People's Army unit holding them. Jacinto said the decision to release their captives was a "gesture of support for the resumption of formal talks between the [government] and the NDFP."

In an earlier statement, Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia, commander of the military’s 10th Infantry Division, said President Duterte ordered the military to continue the offensive against NPA militants even while efforts to rescue their captives were continuing. He said if NPA insurgents were serious about talking peace, they should lay down their arms and stop their attacks on government troops and other targets.
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130 bodies found in Syria mass graves
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival gunnies have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday.

The grim discovery comes nearly a week after festivities in Idlib province between the krazed killer Jund al-Aqsa rebel group and al-Qaeda’s former Syrian affiliate and allied factions.

At least 131 bodies were found on Wednesday and Thursday in two separate mass graves near the town of Khan Sheikun, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Some had been shot and others beheaded.

Last week the bodies of 41 rebel fighters had been found near the same town, said the Britannia-based monitoring group.

Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said Jund al-Aqsa had detained the fighters and then "executed" them.

Mohammad Rashid, a front man for the rebel Jaish al-Nasr group, also reported the deaths but put the number of bodies found at 128.

According to him, 71 of those killed were fighters from his group.

"Three citizen journalists and 11 commanders were among them," said Rashid.

A source from the civil defence also reported that 128 bodies had been recovered from two graves inside a former army barracks that had been occupied by Jund al-Aqsa.

Jund al-Aqsa, which is considered close to ISIS, is reviled by most rebels in the region and is designated a "terrorist group" by Washington.

Earlier this month, Jund al-Aqsa had been locked in festivities with Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
, the former al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after tensions over influence in Idlib, a province held by rebels.

Fateh al-Sham was fighting alongside several allied groups in a coalition dubbed Tahrir al-Sham, and the battles spread beyond Idlib to neighboring Hama province.

According to the Observatory, Jund al-Aqsa fighters have pulled back to Hama and to other areas.

More than 310,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government protests.

The war has become a complex multi-front conflict, drawing in krazed killer groups and international armies.
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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seize control in almost all of al-Bab
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
-backed Syrian rebels have seized control of almost all of Syria’s al-Bab and are now working to find and clear mines, Turkey’s defense minister told state-run Anadolu news agency on Thursday.

The Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
, backed by Turkish tanks, warplanes and special forces, have entered the center of al-Bab, a town they have been besieging for weeks, Isik said in an interview with Anadolu.

Turkey launched its Syrian operation, dubbed "Operation Euphrates Shield," in August, an effort to push ISIS from its border and stop the advance of a Syrian Kurdish militia.

Taking control of al-Bab, an ISIS stronghold 30 km (20 miles) from the Turkish border, would deepen Turkish influence in an area of Syria where it has effectively created a buffer zone and would allow the Ankara-backed forces to press on towards Raqqa, ISIS’s de facto capital in Syria.

The Free Syrian Army fighters, a loose coalition of Syrian Arabs and Turkmen, have been attacking al-Bab since December, aided by Turkish warplanes, tanks and special forces.

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, citing its correspondent in al-Bab, said the rebels had seized control of the town center and were now clearing mines and bombs laid by the myrmidons. Some 1,900 square kilometers (734 square miles) in northern Syria has now been cleared of Death Eater groups, it said.

"We had reached the city center yesterday but there was a suicide kaboom so we had to withdraw a little bit. And today we attacked again. I can say that 85-90 percent of the city is under control," a fighter from the Sultan Murad Brigade who is in al-Bab told Rooters by telephone.

"They have dug tunnels all under Bab and those who have remained are all jacket wallahs. The whole of the city is mined. I can say that every meter is mined."
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