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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [29 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Suicide attack foiled on girl’s school in Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A suicide kaboom has been foiled on a girl’s school in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
after a would-be jacket wallah was locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by the Afghan intelligence operatives.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the bomber was arrested during a clash with the intelligence operatives in central Pashtun-infested Logar province.

According to a statement by NDS, the bomber has been identified as Bakhtulllah and was arrested after he sustained injuries during the shootout in Khushi district.

The statement further added that Bakhtullah has confessed he was appointed for the attack by a Haqqani terrorist network commander for the attack.

Bakhtullah has also confessed he was trained for the attack by a Punjabi terrorist in Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
shortly after he was deployed in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
city.

According to NDS, the suicide bomber was looking to target the Char Asiab girl’s school in Kabul before he was arrested.

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

No further details were given on why the suicide bomber was looking to target the girl’s school although attacks by the anti-government armed forces of Evil on schools have not been rare.

Haqqani network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani
...founder and still titular head of the Haqqani Network. Jalaluddin is old and tough and very crafty, one of the few Pashtun warlords who was worth spit...
. The group is allied with al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.

The Haqqani terrorist network is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Wazoo, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.
Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


11 Afghan soldiers, scores of militants killed in past 24 hours: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 11 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces bit the dust and scores of snuffies were killed in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

"The Afghan National Army (ANA) forces are prepared for all kinds of devotion and with all force to maintain security and comfort for the people of Afghanistan," a statement by MoD said, adding that 11 Afghan soldiers were martyred during counter-terrorism operations against the internal and foreign terrorists.

The statement further added that a number of key ISIS snuffies including Saad Emarati, Shah Khali and Hiadar were among scores of snuffies killed in past 48 hours and at least 20 others were tossed in the clink
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
At least 8 snuffies were killed and 18 others were maimed during a separate operation in Posht-e-Rod district of Farah province, MoD said, adding 5 Talibs were killed and 4 others were maimed in Marjah district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
The anti-government armed bully boy groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

There has been a steep rise in Afghan army casualties during the recent months as the Afghan forces have stepped up attacks to counter the terrorist activities of the bully boy groups.

Earlier the Afghan army casualties stood at 4 service members a day on an average basis, according to the defense officials.

However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
the number of the Afghan forces casualties is relatively higher as the toll of the Afghan police and other security personnel are not properly disclosed.

Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


MoI claims 260 Taliban militants surrendered in Samangan province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 260 Talibs surrendered to the Afghan cops in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Tuesday.

According to a statement by MoI, the holy warriors surrendered following 11 days fo continuous military operations in Dara-e-Suf district.

The statement further added that the majority of the villages in Dara-e-Suf district were cleared of the holy warriors presence during the operations.

The operations are still underway to clear the remaining villages where the Talibs are still operating, MoI said.

According to MoI, at least two commanders of the group were among 260 holy warriors who surrendered to the Afghan cops along with several weapons, ammunition and explosives.

MoI also added that scores of irresonsible gunnies were also tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
during the operations from Dara-e-suf district.

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

Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Key Islamic State Üstürmbannführer Saad Emarati 'killed in Afghanistan'
[BBC] A key commander with 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....
hard boy group has been killed in a military 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..
, Afghan cops say.

Saad Emarati was one of the founders of the IS group's Afghanistan-Pakistain branch, and led several attacks against the Taliban and the government.

Afghan officials say he was one of about 120 suspected snuffies killed in an operation in Kot district.

It comes days after a kaboom in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
claimed by IS killed 80 people.

Emarati was formerly a Taliban capo, but switched allegiance to IS following the death of Mullah Omar
... a minor Pashtun commander in the war against the Soviets who made good as leader of the Taliban. As ruler of Afghanistan, he took the title Leader of the Faithful. The imposition of Pashtunkhwa on the nation institutionalized ignorance and brutality in a country already notable for its own fair share of ignorance and brutality...
, the Taliban founder.

Analysts say he was one of the most important leaders of IS in the region, and that his death, if confirmed, would be a serious setback to the group's ability to operate in eastern Afghanistan.
Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Twin Suicide Bombs Kill 13 near Mogadishu Airport
[AnNahar] At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday in twin bombings near U.N. and African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide kaboom.

The al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab group is blamed for a string of bloody assaults in Somalia and neighboring Kenya, and is fighting to overthrow Mogadishu's internationally-backed government.

"At least 13 people were confirmed to have died in two kabooms, one of the vehicles went off near a security checkpoint and another close to a U.N. compound," said Bishaar Abdi Gedi, a police official.

"The security forces have managed to intercept the attackers and foiled the attacks," Gedi said.

A Shabaab statement said it was a suicide attack by its krazed killers.

"The two kabooms were carried out by two brave Mujahedeen jacket wallahs and they have targeted two different locations where the so-called AMISOM peacekeepers are stationed," it said, referring to the African Union mission to Somalia.

An AFP journalist at the scene heard gunfire after the kabooms tore through the area.

The city's airport is heavily fortified and adjoins the capital's main base for AMISOM, the 22,000-strong force backing the government in the battle against Shabaab murderous Moslems.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/27/2016 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Tunisia-Libya crossing closed in border takeover bid by Zawia militia
Tunis, 25 July 2016:

For the second day in a row, the Ras Jadir border crossing btween Libya and Tunisia has been closed to vehicle traffic today as a result of moves by a Zawia militia to oust the guards from Zuwara.

Zawia’s Jamal Al-Ghaib Brigade which has operated a checkpoint near the border for some time claims that the Zuwarans are complicit in smuggling across the frontier. They say they want to put a stop to this, although there are alternative suggestions that in reality they want a slice of the business.

Travellers willing to walk across the frontier are being permitted.

At the crossing, the smuggling has long been on public display with smugglers opening driving truckloads of cheap Libyan petrol and other subsidised goods across into Tunisia.

Efforts by the Tunisia authorities on the other side of the border to curtail the smuggling have often been impeded by locals involved in the trade.

Meanwhile, access to the alternative, southern Dehiba-Wazin crossing was restricted yesterday after the Tunisian army blocked the road near Remada, some 50 kilometres from Dehiba, targeting fuel smugglers. According to the Tunisian news agency TAP, one smuggler was shot dead in the action. This then provoked protests in Remada which ended only when troops fired into the air over the demonstrators.

Posted by: badanov || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under:


Suicide Bombings In Somalia's Capital Kill 13 Near Peacekeeping Base
[NPR.ORG] Two boom-mobiles in Mogadishu, Somalia, killed 13 people on Tuesday, in an attack that has been claimed by the Islamist hard boy group al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
, The News Agency that Dare Not be Named reports.

The twin suicide kabooms occurred near the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
peacekeeping base, by the Mogadishu airport.

One kaboom targeted the offices of a U.N. mine-clearing agency, the AP writes:

"Unlike previous attacks by al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, gunnies did not accompany the jacket wallah, said police Capt. Mohammed Hussein. The first suicide boom-mobileer tried to speed through the barrier at the U.N. office but guards shot at the car, he said."
The other bomb struck outside an army checkpoint staffed with Somali forces, the wire service says.

The kabooms shattered windows in the nearby airport, Rooters reports.
Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa Subsaharan
Islamist Militants Kill Nine Christians in Democratic Republic of Congo
[Morning Star News] Uniformed men suspected of belonging to the Muslim Defense International (MDI) Islamist militant group have killed five women and four men near a predominantly Christian town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two months after a massacre in the same area.

Armed with guns and machetes, the suspected militants from the Uganda-based group on July 5 attacked three Christian communities near the town of Oicha in eastern Congo, killing the nine people including a church elder, according to U.K.-based aid organization Barnabas Fund. The assailants also looted homes and stole livestock, Barnabas Fund reported.

The slaughter took place after a similar massacre on May 3 on Christians in a village 15 miles north of Oicha in which MDI killed at least 30 Christians.

The violence prompted thousands of area villagers to flee. Barnabas Fund reported that local Non-Governmental Organizations estimate that Islamist militants have killed more than 1,000 people killed in predominately Christian eastern DRC between October 2014 and May 2016, and nearly 1,500 abducted and more than 34,000 forcibly displaced.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/27/2016 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Soddy Apache crew die near Marib
The Arab Coalition Forces Command announced the martyrdom of the two Saudi pilots in the Apache helicopter crash due to bad weather while on mission inside Yemeni territory in Marib.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the coalition command said Captain pilot Ayman Alfaifi and First Lieutenant pilot Mohammed Hassan were killed when the Apache helicopter came down due to bad weather while on duty in Marib, Yemen.
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Saudi coalition bombs Houthi militia sites near Najran
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] South coalition forces have bombed 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 ...
militia sites close to the border city of Najran on Tuesday. Tens of Houthi militias were reportedly killed during the attack.

Tuesday's attack comes after five Saudi border guards were killed on Monday in festivities with gangs seeking to enter from Yemen, state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
al-Ekhbariya reported, citing the Saudi interior ministry.

A ministry statement added the border guards detected attempts by "hostile" gangs to cross the border on several fronts in the southern region of Najran on Monday morning. Eight hours of festivities ensued.

Peace talks in Kuwait between Yemen’s government and the Houthis to end the conflict have dragged on for more two months with few concrete results. A truce that began on April 10 has dampened fighting, but skirmishes continue almost daily.
Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Saudi ramps up shelling on Houthi targets
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
on Tuesday ramped up its shelling on 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 ...
targets near the border a day after five of its soldiers were killed in the frontier province of Najran, the Arabic website of Al Arabiya News Channel.

The five soldiers had been killed in eight hours of fighting when the Saudis confronted "enemy elements of gangs who tried to infiltrate in several places" in the Najran area, the state-run SPA news agency reported a ministry front man as saying.

Houthi sites along the Saudi-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...
border were targeted by the coalition, in which dozens of the Iranian-backed militias were killed.

Meanwhile,
...back at the laboratory, Igor and Oleg were discussing what the quickest way might be to deal with the monster...
sources in the southern city of Taiz told Al Arabiya that fighters from the Popular Resistance who are loyal to the Saudi-backed government of President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi seized control of a mountain area near Taiz on Monday evening, after violent festivities with the Houthi militias.

Dozens of Houthi members were killed during the festivities, including one of their leaders Alawi Abdullah Abdul Ghani al-Junaid, and dozens were maimed. Another leader named Qanaf al-Soufi was also captured.

Eyewitnesses reported that Houthi militias had sent dozens of rockets and missiles targeting villages and neighborhoods situated at the bottom of the mountain.

The resistance has also repelled an attack led by the Houthis on the eastern side of the mountain. Violent festivities took place in different towns overlooking Taiz, where Houthis are trying to seize control of the city.

A military source said that Arab-led coalition aircraft bombed the coastal defense camp in al-Mukha west of Taiz. Smoke was seen rising from the camp.

The source added that the militias suffered from dozens of casualties and injuries targeted by the bombing in the vicinity of Mukha, in the north of the Bab el-Mandeb strait.

The coalition aircrafts also intensified their air raids on several fronts in the capital Sanaa and the northern province of Saada, bombing Houthi sites and areas controlled by forces loyal to ousted former leader 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 || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Bangla Bad Guys have last really hard day
[Dhaka Tribune] When police raided the suspected militant den in “Jahaj Bari” on Road no 5 in Kallyanpur, Dhaka early morning yesterday, they found several black panjabis, two black flags with “Allahu Akbar” written in Arabic, and jihadi books.

The militants themselves were wearing black panjabis and “keffiyeh” – the red-and-white chequered scarf commonly used by Arabs, according to police sources.

The black flags and the keffiyehs are particularly used by the members of international terrorist group Islamic State (IS).
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
Marion Le Pen: Christians Must Stand Up To Islam and Join The Military Like Me
[Breitbart] Marion Maréchal Le Pen, the 26-year-old niece of France’s Front National leader Marine Le Pen has urged her fellow countrymen to join the military in a series of tweets following the beheading of a priest in Normandy this morning.

Reacting to the incident, Ms. Le Pen took to her Twitter account to double down on her message from just a few days before, and just after the attacks in Nice.

She said on Sunday: "Either we kill Islamism or it will kill us again and again. You are with us and against Islamism, or you are against us and for Islamism... Those who choose the status quo become complicit with our enemies."

Her comments today herald yet another ramping up of her party’s action against Islamism and the threat faced by ordinary French people.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/27/2016 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under:


2 more arrested over Nice truck massacre
[IsraelTimes] Seven people in total detained for suspected involvement in Bastille Day terror attack that killed more than 80.

French police placed in durance vile
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
two men in connection with the Bastille Day massacre in Nice which left 84 people dead, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday.

"They were placed in jug while Sherlocks seek to determine if the Tunisian (attacker) Mohammed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had logistical support," said the source.

Prosecutor Francois Molins said that correspondence between the suspects and Bouhlel — shot dead by police during the attack — indicated they had been in on the plot.
No doubt more information will appear with time, dear Reader.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains Kabul-based generals in widening purge
[YAHOO] Defying international alarm, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on Tuesday widened its crackdown after a failed coup, detaining top generals serving in Afghanistan as well as prominent journalists.

In a move apparently reflecting a shift in diplomatic strategy, Turkey also announced President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
will meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin
...Second and fourth President and sixth of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead...
next month after months of chill between the two countries.

Two senior Turkish generals serving in the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
force in Afghanistan were detained at Dubai airport on suspicion of links to the attempt to overthrow Erdogan, an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
The source named the pair as Major General Mehmet Cahit Bakir, the commander of Turkey's task force in Afghanistan, and Brigadier General Sener Topuc.

The detentions followed cooperation between Turkish intelligence and UAE authorities, the state-run Anadolu news agency added, saying the pair were now being brought to Turkey.

"The Turkish contingent continues its mission," a front man for the NATO force in Afghanistan said, without further comment.

In a separate development, police were searching a naval academy just outside Istanbul in a probe into coup plotters, reports said.

Posted by: Fred || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Is there army still left to arrest?
Posted by: 3dc || 07/27/2016 1:18 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Alleged terrorist arrested in Battagram
[DAWN] ABBOTTABAD: The Counter-Terrorism Department, Hazara Division, claimed on Monday to have incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
a wanted terrorist involved in sabotage activities in the region and other parts of the province.

According to a blurb, the outlaw, Hafizul Haq, was arrested from Thakot tehsil of Battagram district. He was an active commander of the outlawed TTP, and was in-charge of terrorist activities in Hazara Division.

On the revelation of the terrorist, the CTD personnel also recovered huge cache of explosives and ammunition hidden in the forests of Thakot. The items included a six kilogramme bomb, equipments used in making bombs, 10kg explosives, detonator cord, safety fuses, electric wire, a remote-controlled device, two toy bombs and four remote-controlled receivers. During the initial interrogation, the terrorist admitted to having committed and supervised terrorist activities in parts of Hazara.

A CTD official said the accused was shifted to an unknown place for further investigation.

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Iraq
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition
5 die in mine attack in Salahuddin

(IraqiNews.com) SALAHADDIN – A security source in Salahaddin province informed on Tuesday that a family of five- a mother and four children- were killed in a bomb explosion at Sharqat Island, north of the province.

Speaking to Iraqi News the source said, “ISIS planted explosive along the path through which the families fleeing ISIS control in Sharqat used to move. A family of five, consisting of four children and a other, died today in a bomb explosion at Sharqat Island- 50 km north of Salahaddin.”
Posted by: badanov || 07/27/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 2 die

Iraqi militiaman dies in car bomb attack in Abu Ghraib

(IraqiNews.com) BAGHDAD – A source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry informed on Tuesday that a bomb blast west of Baghdad killed one al-Hashd al-Shaabi member and injured four others.

“These five members of the Iraqi militia were on a patrol and passing through Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad. Police imposed strict measures around the bomb site and ambulances transferred the injured to a nearby hospital,” the source further added.

5 wounded in car bomb attack in SW Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in in the Ministry of Interior informed that five persons were wounded in car bomb explosion southwest of Baghdad.

According to information, shared by the source, “A car parked near the Japanese house in al-Amel neighborhood southwest of Baghdad exploded, this evening, wounding five persons.”

The source added, “Ambulances rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to al-Yarmouk Hospital.”

Kop dies in rigged bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police informed that a police officer was killed in western Baghdad when the vehicle in which he was travelling exploded.

“An adhesive bomb was placed under his vehicle. The explosion took place this morning while he was passing through al-Adl neighborhood in western Baghdad,” the source added while speaking to Iraqi News.

Adding further the source said, “Security forces rushed to the blast area and transferred the dead body to the forensic department.”

Iraqi militia HQ hit by bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi security sources informed that a number of unidentified men targeted one of the headquarters of al-Hahsd al-Shaabi at Karada in central Baghdad.

According to information shared by the sources, it was stated, “The headquarters, belonging to Babylon Brigades, was targeted by an IED.”

“The headquarters was hosting a meeting that included senior leaders of al-Hashd al-Shaabi,” the sources added.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Checkpoint guards shoot knife-carrying Palestinian woman
[IsraelTimes] Police say suspect shot in the leg at Qalandiya crossing after running at security personnel, ignoring calls to halt.

Israeli security guards the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem shot a Paleostinian woman in the leg Tuesday after she charged at them and ignored calls to stop, police said.

A police statement said a Paleostinian woman, roughly 18 years old from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Aqab, approached the checkpoint and walked into the inspection area for cars. She then ran at security guards "who told her to stop multiple times,"

When the woman ignored their warning, the guards shot at her legs, the statement said. The woman was lightly injured and Magen David Adom paramedics treated her at the scene.

A police bomb disposal expert was called in to check the woman’s bag, and found a knife inside.

After the incident, rioting broke out at the site, a key crossing between Jerusalem and Ramallah, the seat of the Paleostinian Authority. Police responded with riot-control munitions.

Defense officials have pointed to a trend among some young Paleostinian women who, often due to personal problems, have in recent months attempted to commit suicide by staging knife attacks against soldiers and police with the expectation that they will be shot.
Another Times of Israel article adds that the woman had a Hamas scarf in her bag as well.
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Southeast Asia
Life terms for 9 Filipinos over 2013 Malaysia incursion
[MB.PH] A Malaysian court sentenced nine Filipinos to life in prison on Tuesday over an armed incursion in 2013 that left scores dead and paralysed a remote corner of Borneo for weeks, a defence lawyer said.

Eight others, including three Malaysians, received prison sentences ranging from 10 to 18 years, said the attorney, N. Sivananthan.

The bloody incursion by some 200 Islamic bully boyz from the southern Philippines was inspired by a self-proclaimed Filipino sultanate’s claims of historical dominion over the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island.

The assault, the most serious security crisis faced by Malaysia in years, led to a siege between the bully boyz and Malaysian armed forces sent to root them out.

At least 70 people were killed, mostly krazed killers, over the six-week ordeal.

Nine of the defendants had faced death for "waging war" against Malaysia’s king, but were spared by the court in the Sabah state capital Kota Kinabalu.

"They could have been sentenced to death but the judge decided on the lower penalty because there was no evidence they pulled the triggers or committed any murders," N. Sivananthan said.

The others had faced various terrorism-related charges.

Earlier, 12 other Filipinos had been acquitted.

Among those sentenced to life was 53-year-old Amir Bahar Hushin Kiram, son of self-styled Sulu sultan Esmail Kiram.

Esmail, who died in 2015, was among a series of claimants to the Islamic sultanate of Sulu, which once controlled parts of the southern Philippines and part of Borneo.
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Two charged with involvement in terrorism activities
[THESTAR.MY] KLANG: Two men have been charged in a magistrate’s court here with being involved in terrorism activities.

No pleas were recorded from Mohmad Zaini Mohmad Isa, 31, and Roshelmyzan Husain, 31, who nodded to indicate they understood the charges read out to them before magistrate Nor Asma Ahmad.

Mohmad Zaini is alleged to have provided support to 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....
krazed killer group in Telok Gadong Kecil, Jalan Yadi here, between March 25 and June 30 this year.

The charge under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code carries a maximum jail sentence of 30 years or a fine upon conviction.

He is also accused of harbouring Junios Ondie@ Jahali from arrest despite being aware that the latter could have committed a terrorist act.

For this, he is charged under Section 130K(a) of the Penal Code and faces a possible life sentence.

Roshelmyzan allegedly solicited support for the terrorist group through the Telegram app between March 25 and June 29.

He is also accused of possessing Islamic State krazed killer paraphernalia in Port Klang on June 29. He could be tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
seven years for this.

The court fixed Sept 7 for mention pending transfer of the case to the High Court. Deputy public prosecutor Syed Farid Syed Ali appeared for the prosecution while the men were unrepresented.

In Kuala Lumpur, a Master’s student in Islamic Studies at a public higher education institution claimed trial in the High Court to possession of 12 publications related to terrorism.

Siti Noor Aishah Atam, 29, allegedly had in her possession, books on Jemaah Islamiyah, Islamic State and al-Qaeda in Dungun, Tereng­ganu, at 12.25pm on March 22.

Judicial commissioner Datuk Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah set three days for trial from Sept 5.

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Maoist militants kidnap cops in Surigao
[Manila Bulletin] Three police officers and a non-uniformed personnel were seized Sunday afternoon in Surigao del Norte town by suspected New People's Army militants. The four were on their way to a friend's house for lunch in Malimono town when they were abducted.

A report stated the abductors are thought to be militants from the guerilla-Front Committee 1-GB (FC1GB) of the CPP-NPA Northeastern Mindanao regional Committee (NMRC).

Meanwhile, PNP Director General Ronald de la Rosa yesterday declared that he would exhaust all the means to secure the release of the three lawmen and a civilian police employee who were abducted by suspected communist rebels in Malimono town of Surigao del Norte.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS kommander dies in Deir ez-Zor
[ARA News] ALEPPO – A prominent jihadi and head of military operations of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province was killed in clashes with Syrian army forces, local sources reported on Tuesday.

ISIS commander of Deir ez-Zor Amer Ghaffal al-Saleh was killed along with 16 other militants in clashes with Syrian regime troops in the vicinity of the Deir ez-Zor military airport.

“Clashes broke out after ISIS fighters launched a mortar attack on the army headquarters in the airport and killed over a dozen Syrian soldiers,” media activist Ahmed Ramadan told ARA News in Deir ez-Zor.

“The army troops were then engaged in clashes with ISIS militants and killed at least 17 from the group, including its military commander in the province Amer Ghaffal al-Saleh,” the source reported.

Al-Saleh was responsible for the ISIS-led military operations against the Syrian army in Deir ez-Zor and its countryside, according to sources close to ISIS who spoke to ARA News on condition of anonymity.

Also, an ISIS Emir [prince] known as Abu Azzam was killed in an attack by the Syrian army in al-Tharda district of Deir ez-Zor province, activists reported on Tuesday.
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Syrian army texts residents to leave rebel-held Aleppo
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Syrian army sent text messages to residents of rebel-held eastern Aleppo saying it will grant safe passage to people wishing to leave the area, which has been effectively besieged by pro-government forces, state media said on Tuesday.

The army called on residents to push "mercenaries" out of the city - a reference to rebel fighters - and said it would give safe passage and temporary accommodation for anyone wishing to leave the area, state news agency SANA said.

The messages also called on gangs to lay down their weapons, SANA said.

Concern has been growing for at least 250,000 people who have been trapped in rebel-held eastern Aleppo since heavy fighting effectively closed the last supply route, the Castello Road, in early July.

Syria’s most populous city before the war, Aleppo has been divided for years between rebel and government-held zones. Full control of Aleppo would be a significant prize for Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Despoiler of Deraa...
On Monday, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council that by day people in the eastern areas of Aleppo can move to the western part of the city, "where the situation is significantly better".

Churkin’s comments came in a session during which the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
aid chief asked the Security Council to push for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause in fighting to allow food and other aid to be delivered to eastern areas of the city.

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