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Afghanistan
Afghans, Taliban klash in Kandahar
The civilians in southern Kandahar province suffered heavy casualties during a 4-day clash that ended on Thursday night.

According to the local government officials, the clashes took place in Nish district between the Afghan forces and the Taliban insurgents.

Provincial police spokesman Zia Durani said the Taliban insurgents were forced to leave the district after around 100 additional forces were deployed to the area.

He said at least 29 Taliban insurgents were also killed during the clashes along with 4 policemen.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said late in October that the mission has documented 8,397 conflict-related civilian casualties (2,562 deaths and 5,835 injured) between 1 January and 30 September, representing a one per cent decrease compared to the same period in 2015. Ground engagements remained the leading cause of civiliancasualties, followed by suicide and complex attacks, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

“Increased fighting in densely populated areas makes it imperative for parties to take immediate steps to ensure all feasible precautions are being taken to spare civilians from harm,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan.

UNAMA further added that the anti-Government Elements caused 61 per cent of civilian casualties – 1,569 civilian deaths and 3,574 injured (5,143 total civilian casualties).
Posted by: badanov || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants hang engineering student near Kabul
[Iran Press TV] Talibs have hanged an engineering student in public near the Afghan capital, 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 accusing him of having a role in the death of a senior Taliban official.

Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic University, was hanged in front of a crowd of locals in the village of Sewaka in Chak district of Maidan Wardak province, about 60 kilometers west of the capital, on Friday.

According to Abdul Rahman Manga, a front man for the governor of the province, the holy warriors claimed that Rehman had been involved in the liquidation of a local Taliban intelligence official identified as Mullah Mirwais.

"Local elders tried to mediate to release him, but they failed," Manga further said on Saturday, adding that the ill-fated student was traveling home from Kabul to spend his holiday in the district on Thursday when he was caught by the hard boys.

Afghanistan's Tolo television news network also reported that the holy warriors had further accused Rehman of spying.

The Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed the execution and said they had initiated an investigation into the case "to arrest and punish the perpetrators of this criminal act."

Posted by: Fred || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Troops kill 7 Daesh-linked militants in northern Somalia
[Iran Press TV] Pro-government forces in Somalia have killed seven forces of Evil from a faction loyal to the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group in the northern parts of the African country.

Troops from Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
region killed the forces of Evil on Saturday as they were advancing toward the port town of Qandala, which has been in the grip of the faction since last month.

According to Captain Mohammed Saiid, the head of a Puntland military unit, forces of Evil carried out an attack in the village of Bashaashin, some 34 kilometers from Qandala. He added that Somali soldiers seized the bad boys’ weapons and took full control of the village.

Saiid further said that ISIS-affiliated forces of Evil "retreated to a hill outside the village." He added that the troops would keep on pursuing the forces of Evil till they are eliminated them from Qandala.

The group is thought to be led by Abdiqadir Mumin, who broke away from the much larger al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
Takfiri terrorist group last year and pledged allegiance to ISIS.

The faction, however, has no known operational links to ISIS bandidos bully boyz in Syria and Iraq, and Qandala is the first town that came under their control.
Posted by: Fred || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Puntland army launch anti-ISIL offensive in Qandala
Forces from the northeastern semi-autonomous state of Puntland have launched an offensive on Saturday to drive pro-Islamic State militants from the strategic port town of Qandala in Bari region.

Sa’eed Waberi Mohamed, the finance secretary of Qandala administration has confirmed heavy clashes between Puntland troops and ISIL fighters in the outskirts of the town, which lies 75Km east of Bosaso. He said Puntland forces are advancing on the town from different directions as they reached Karin, small rural area located just 30Km away from the seaside city of Qandal, where the ISIL fighters are based.

Reports from the area indicate that NATO warships patrolling the coast of Somalia are involved in the battle and launching seaborne attacks against the ISIL militants in Qandala which fell to ISIL in October.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Two senior officers die as LNA continues Ganfouda assault
[Libya Herald] The Libyan National Army lost four dead and 21 maimed in heavy fighting yesterday in Ganfouda as they claimed to taken three large blocks in the district, though they admitted that they had withdrawn from one area for " tactical reasons".

One of the dead was a senior Saiqa Special Forces
...Libya's elite army unit, insofar as they have one, formed from a mixture of paratroopers and commandos. The group emerged from a militia with the same name in 2010. It now numbers a few thousand and reports to the Ministry of Defence. It deployed in Benghazi in an attempt to control the carnage. As a result, it has been attacked and several of its officers murdered. The force is popular in Benghazi for its stance against Ansar al-Sharia group...
commander Mustafa Noah al-Abdali. Another was army engineers’ front man Abdullah al-Tuwati, who was killed by a land mine.

Heavy fighting
... as opposed to the more usual name-calling or slapsy...
continued this morning as soldiers attacked the surrounded enclave from all sides, including more naval fire from offshore.

A boom-mobile launched toward troops was destroyed yesterday before it reached its target. The biggest advances appear to have been made in the Busnaib area where one recaptured location was a large wedding hall.

Artillery fire and air strikes have continued today. LNA sources are insisting that the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council fighters and their terrorist allies from IS and Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
are the verge of defeat. The China buildings make up one of the key positions from which the gunnies have still to be driven.

Posted by: Fred || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Morocco arrests Daesh operative linked to French plot
[Iran Press TV] Authorities in Morocco have detained a man suspected of operating for the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group, saying he was allegedly involved in a plot on the French soil.

The Moroccan Interior Ministry said on Saturday that the unidentified man had been cooperating with a terror cell that was busted in La Belle France in November, adding that the cell was plotting to carry out an attack in Gay Paree on Thursday.

A group of seven men were placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in the French cities of Strasbourg and Marseille on November 19 and 20, with authorities saying later that the men had been in contact with a commander in Iraq or Syria.

Moroccan officials said the arrested ISIS operative had been linking the group's members stationed on the Syrian-Turkish border with members of the cell in La Belle France, transferring instructions from leaders of ISIS in Syria to the faceless myrmidons in the French territory.

La Belle France has been the main victim of ISIS attacks on the European soil in the recent past. Gay Paree saw the deadliest of all in November 2015, when 130 people were killed in a matter of night across the capital city by ISIS operatives.

ISIS has European nationals of the African origin within its ranks, including many from Morocco. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian of Moroccan origin, was the main suspect for orchestrating the attacks in Gay Paree and cities in Belgium. The Moroccan intelligence helped put French Sherlocks on the trail of Abaaoud last year.

Posted by: Fred || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Yemeni forces prepare attack on Houthis near Dhubab
ADEN: Yemeni government forces have sent reinforcements to the Red Sea coast to drive Iran-backed rebels away from a key global shipping route, military officials said on Saturday.

Dhubab, just 30 km from the strategic and busy Bab Al-Mandab strait, links the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

Two US warships and an Emirati vessel in the Red Sea came under Houthi missile attacks in September and October.

The government now aims to “push back the rebels away from the western coast and Bab Al-Mandab, and to secure maritime navigation in the southern part of the Red Sea,” a military official said.
Pro-government forces have been sent to the area, backed by tanks, other armored vehicles and Katyusha rocket launchers, military officials said.

They said the offensive aimed to wrest back control of the coast from Dhubab as far north as Al-Khukha 90 km farther north.

Troops were also sent by the Saudi-led Arab coalition.

Meanwhile, China’s Foreign Ministry has expressed concern after the Houthis and their allies formed a new government in a blow to UN-backed efforts to end 20 months of war in the country.

In a statement late on Friday, China’s Foreign Ministry said it supported Yemen’s legal government. “We do not approve of any side in Yemen taking any unilateral actions that complicate the situation, and believe this is not beneficial to a political resolution of the Yemen issue.”

China hopes relevant parties in Yemen continue dialogue to resolve the differences and reach an equitable settlement all sides can accept on the basis of UN resolutions and GCC initiatives, it added.

Posted by: badanov || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi-Saleh Yemeni snipers kill 4 Saudi troopers in retaliatory attacks
[Iran Press TV] Yemeni army soldiers,
Which'd be Saleh forces...
backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have rubbed out four Saudi troops in the kingdom’s southwestern border regions of Jizan and Asir amid Riyadh’s aerial attacks against its beleaguered southern neighbor.

Yemeni forces shot and killed three Saudi troops in the al-Dhabra military base of Jizan region, located 969 kilometers south of the capital, Riyadh, on Saturday evening, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

Separately, Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters launched an attack against a base in the al-Rabu'ah town of Asir region, killing a Saudi trooper there.

Earlier, Yemeni forces and their allies fired a barrage of artillery rounds at al-Mostahdeth camp in Jizan, but no immediate reports of possible casualties and damage were available.

Also on Saturday, Yemeni forces fired several missiles at Jizan’s al-Kars military outpost, but no casualties were reported.

Yemeni army soldiers also pounded a gathering of Saudi-sponsored Yemeni Death Eaters loyal to resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the Nihm district of Yemen’s western-central province of Sana’a.

Similarly, casualties were caused when Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters launched a number of Katyusha rockets at Sehna Jin Camp in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib.
Posted by: Fred || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
10 Hindu houses torched in Dinajpur
Bangladesh isn't exactly Islam's bloody border, and yet...
[Dhaka Tribune] At least 10 houses of the Hindu community at Harijan Palli in Bochaganj upazila of Dinajpur district were burned to ashes by miscreants led allegedly by a local BNP leader’s son in the early hours of Saturday.

Locals caught Jewel, one of the attackers, while he was setting fire to the houses. Later he was handed over to the police.

They claimed that Jewel, son of Bochaganj ward-level BNP leader Ayub Ali, is the criminal mastermind behind the incident. As a sequel to the conflict with some sweepers of the Harijan Palli, he along with others set fire to the houses.

A case was filed with Bochaganj cop shoppe against four people, including Jewel, in this connection, said OC Habibul Haq Prodhan.

Meanwhile,
...back at the game, the Babe was wondering why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger. Finally it hit him...
Bochaganj upazila administration provided 30kg of rice, blankets, saree and lungi to each of the affected families, who have lost everything and have been living under the open sky.

UNO Shilabrat Karmakar assured the victims of providing cash and corrugated tin sheets for the house reconstruction.
Posted by: Fred || 12/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Britain
Britain migrant colonist briefs
From Breitbart:
Financial Times ‘Seasonal Appeal’: Donate for Migrant ‘Psychological First Aid’
2 Dec 2016
As part of its 2016 ‘Seasonal Appeal’, the Financial Times (FT) highlights “psychological first aid” to migrants as a cause they want readers to donate money towards.

Exclusive: Attorney General May Appeal Non-Custodial Sentence for ‘Child Migrant’ Who Raped Five-Year-Old Boy
30 Nov 2016
The Attorney-General’s Office has been asked to appeal the sentence of a child migrant, alleged to be 15 years-old, who was convicted of raping a five-year-old boy in Derby this month, Breitbart London can reveal

From the Daily Mail:
Moment a gang of immigrants wielding an iron bar and chain repeatedly jump on and kick man’s head during horrific fight in a city centre
02/12/16
The 20-strong gang from East Timor, southeast Asia, were involved in the vicious assault in Lincoln city centre and eight men have been jailed after their roles in the 'barbaric' attack.

Gang of four - including a wanted Romanian criminal - who smuggled 87 illegal immigrants into the UK hidden in second-hand furniture vans 'showing no regard for human life' are jailed for more than 14 years
01/12/16
Vans were used to bring Iraqi, Vietnamese and Chinese migrants across to the south coast by the criminal gang. Today four of the men, including Nicodin Ardelean (pictured), were jailed
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/04/2016 03:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Europe
Teenager charged over police fire bomb attack: French prosecutor
The unnamed, undescribed miscreant is assumed to be a Moslim colonist until information comes in proving otherwise.
[AlAhram] A 17-year-old boy has been charged and held in connection with an attack on French police by youths who threw molotov cocktails at officers, leaving two with severe burns, prosecutors said Saturday.

The boy, who was tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on Thursday, has been charged with "complicity in the attempted murder of persons of public authority," said Eric Lallement, the prosecutor from Evry, south of Gay Paree.

The unnamed youth is the first to be charged over the October incident that led to angry wildcat protests by police over mounting attacks on officers. Some 80 coppers and their families protested outside Every town hall last month, demanding "more resources and respect" following the attack.

On October 8 four officers were maimed when a group of around 15 youths from a housing estate in the Gay Paree suburb of Viry-Chatillon swarmed their cars and threw Molotov cocktails at them.

A 28-year-old male officer suffered very serious burns on his hands and body and is still in hospital, while his 39-year-old female partner was badly burned on the hands and face, police said.

Two other officers who were deployed as backup suffered minor injuries.

A second youth aged 15 was also arrested on Thursday suspected of having participated in making the Molotov cocktails.

Police are trying to identify the other participants in the attack using DNA found on objects at the scene as well as analysing video surveillance footage
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Europe migrant colonist briefs
2 migrants die aboard train in attempt to get into Austria

[Ynet] Austrian police say two refugees died and a third suffered serious injuries when they were run over by trucks being unloaded from a freight train where they had stowed away.

Police told the Austria Press Agency on Saturday that the two men and one woman apparently did not notice the trucks had started their engines and idled them at least 15 minutes before driving off the train in the Woergl station. They say the refugees were likely unconscious from the ice-cold overnight journey through the mountains from Verona, Italy.

Police say a man and a woman died, while another man was taken to a hospital in Innsbruck with serious injuries. Police did not release any details about the identity of the refugees.

Afghan teenager detained in rape, slaying of German student

[Ynet] German authorities say a 17-year-old Afghan who entered the country last year as an unaccompanied minor has been taken into custody on suspicion he raped and killed a 19-year-old university student.

Dieter Inhofer, prosecutor in the southwestern city of Freiburg, said Saturday that the teen asylum-seeker was identified as a suspect based on traffic video from near the crime scene. Inhofer tells the dpa news agency that DNA evidence has tied the boy to the crime scene. He was living in the area with a family.

The student vanished on her way home from a party early on Oct. 16. Her body was found in a river later that day. The suspect hasn't made a statement. Authorities are trying to determine if he and the young woman knew each other.

From Breitbart:
Populist MP Fined For Linking Terrorism and Islam
2 Dec 2016
A member of Finland’s True Finns party is unrepentant after having been sentenced to pay a fine for the crime of agitating against an ethnic group in a blog post. True Finns local chapter leader Terhi Kiemunki has rejected the ruling that

Anti Mass Migration Populist Hofer Is Bookmaker Favourite to Win Austrian Elections Sunday
2 Dec 2016
Bookmakers in Austria are putting their money on the line giving anti-mass migration Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer the best odds to win Sunday’s election.

Austria To Ban Migrants From Buying Guns
2 Dec 2016
The Austrian government is set to amend the laws which govern the use and possession of firearms so that illegal immigrants and asylum seekers will no longer have access to purchasing them. The new changes to the extant amendment to

Study: Migrants Insulating Themselves From European Culture, Not Integrating
2 Dec 2016
Migrant communities in Germany, especially those in poverty, are becoming more insular and rejecting western society and values in larger numbers according to a new study. The biggest challenge of the migrant crisis has been the ability of the German government

Outrage as Islam Info Stall Established at Town’s Christmas Market
1 Dec 2016
A Muslim group in Germany has been asked to voluntarily disassemble their information stand at a local Christmas market after a significant number of complaints about their presence were lodged at the local town hall.

Increasing Number of Migrants Smuggled In Freight Trains
1 Dec 2016
Migrants in Austria are frequently being discovered in the cars of freight trains as they attempt to sneak across the border from Italy, leading to several deaths.

Germany Will No Longer Deport Migrants to Hungary Because It Isn’t Friendly Enough
1 Dec 2016
A German court has ruled that Hungary is now “too dangerous” to send deported migrants as the court alleges the Hungarian government treats them inhumanely.

Hungary Urges EU to Expand South to Build Anti-Migrant Defence
30 Nov 2016
Hungary’s foreign minister has urged the European Union (EU) to expedite expansion of the bloc south through the Balkans in a bid to seal the European continent off from illegal immigration.

Hundreds Deported After Migrant Riot
30 Nov 2016
After a massive riot which saw hundreds of Afghans fight with police and destroy parts of Bulgaria’s largest asylum camp, authorities have chosen to deport 250 migrants who took part.

Majority of Germans Are Dissatisfied with the EU
30 Nov 2016
Euroscepticism is growing in Germany with two-thirds of Germans feeling dissatisfied with the state of the European Union (EU) and nearly half wanting a vote on membership of the supranational bloc.

Cologne Police Consider Helicopters and ‘Women Retreats’ to Fight Migrant Sex Attacks
29 Nov 2016
After more than 1,000 women were mugged, sexually assaulted, and raped by migrants last New Year’s Eve, the city of Cologne is considering using helicopters, registering all newcomers, and setting up “women retreats” to keep females safe this year.

Identitarians Place Giant Islamic Veil On Iconic Maria Theresa Statue
29 Nov 2016
The hipster-right Identitarian youth movement has placed a full face veil on one of Vienna’s most well known statues to protest what they see as the Islamisation of Austria. According to a press release put out by the group, the action

Priest: Muslim Migrants Ruthlessly Bully Christian Kids
29 Nov 2016
A priest in the German city of Leipzig who works with underage migrants has revealed that Muslim migrant children constantly bully their Christian counterparts.

Revealed: Turkey’s Plans to Flood Europe with 3,000 Migrants a Day
28 Nov 2016
Greek intelligence has disclosed that the Turkish government plans to allow 3,000 migrants to leave their shores every day to head for Greece.

‘Fleeing War’ Yet Only 7 Per Cent of Asylum Seekers Would Actually Return After Conflict
28 Nov 2016
Only seven per cent of newly arrived asylum seekers in Sweden intend to return to their homeland, even if the situations in their homelands are significantly improved, a new report has found.

German Left Parties Conspire to Prevent Migrant Deportations
27 Nov 2016
While the German federal government is looking to increase the number of deportations of failed asylum seekers, regional governments led by left-wing parties are trying to prevent them.

From the Daily Mail:
German father-of-four berates Merkel at 'virtual town hall meeting' over her open-doors immigration policy saying he is afraid 'for the first time in his life'
02/12/16
Merkel was speaking to members of her Christian Democratic Union Party from Berlin, Germany via video chat when she was challenged by a party member from Frankfurt
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/04/2016 03:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/04/2016 16:02 Comments || Top||

#2  RE: Afghan teenager detained in rape, slaying of German student

AN Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee centre.

Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/739620/Maria-Ladenburger-murder-EU-official-daughter-killed-by-refugee-Aghan

The invasion just got real for one EU ruler and his circle. And "Teenager" should be in quotes. Bet a dollar, bet a million he is in his 30's.
Posted by: Slats the Full Bosomed4549 || 12/04/2016 20:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Bet a dollar, bet a million he is in his 30's.

Something like a 70% probability as I recall, Slats the Full Bosomed4549.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/04/2016 22:10 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Three soldiers killed in clashes with PKK in Hakkari
Three soldiers were killed and six were wounded in an operation against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern province of Hakkari early on Dec. 2, Doğan News Agency has reported. Security sources said the casualties came from a clash in the Çukurca district of Hakkari between Turkish security forces and PKK militants in the Mount Güven area, close to Turkey’s border with Iraq.

The clashes began at 06.40 am in the Güven Dağı Base zone after a PKK militant tried to infiltrate into the facility during heavy snow and foggy weather conditions. Howitzers positioned in the area started to fire on the militants, and as militants under the offensive started to retreat, Turkish Air Force jets struck the targets, killing seven militants and heavily wounding nine others.

The nine injured were left at the scene after the attack, as security forces obtained the radio talk of fleeing militants who were instructed to leave the wounded by taking their weapons.

Separately, four militants were “neutralized” after Turkey fired artillery rounds into Hakurk, northern Iraq, from the Şemdinli district of Hakkari.

ARA news sez 30 Turkish soldiers died in the attack
Cizre – Rebel fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) launched an offensive on a major Turkish army base in Hakkari Province, in southeastern Turkey, military sources reported on Saturday.

The operation targeted Turkey’s military base in Çelê district in Hakkari, where the Kurdish rebels used mortar shells and heavy machine guns.

At least 34 Turkish soldiers were reportedly killed in the attack.

The PKK leadership said in a statement to ARA News that the offensive came in response to attacks by the Turkish army against Kurdish villages and towns in Hakkari Province.

“Unless there is a political solution to the Kurdish issue in Turkey, the armed conflict will continue and intensify,” Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist Omran Mansour told ARA News.

“Turkey has eliminated all chances for dialogue with the Kurds, especially after arresting Kurdish MPs and members of the HDP [People’s Democratic Party],” he said.

Mansour added that the recent PKK operations have been focused on the Turkish military and security bases. “However, we still support dialogue and peaceful negotiations to stop violations against human rights in the Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey,” he said.

“But the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists to use force against Kurdish villages and towns, which will lead to a further intensification of violence across the country,” the Kurdish activist added.
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India-Pakistan
Three customs officials kidnapped in Gwadar
Unidentified gunmen on Friday kidnapped three officials of Pakistan Customs from Balochistan’s Gwadar district.

“Gunmen seized the vehicle of customs officials at Zero Point in Pasni tehsil of Gwadar,” said Tufail Baloch, Deputy Commissioner Gwadar.

Among those kidnapped was Inspector Abdul Malik, constables Muhammad Yaqoob and Hafeez.

Police and levies personnel reached the spot and started an initial investigation in to the incident.

Following the kidnapping, security was tightened at all entry and exit points to aid in the recovery of the kidnapped individuals.

There has been no claim of responsibility.

Kidnapped customs officials recovered in Balochistan

Three kidnapped customs officials were set free on Saturday in Balochistan’s Pasni.

Deputy Commissioner Gwadar Tufail Baloch confirmed the recovery of the kidnapped officials. The kidnappers had set the officials free after taking their vehicle.

Earlier on Friday, unidentified gunmen kidnapped three officials of Pakistan Customs from Balochistan’s Gwadar district.

Among those kidnapped was Inspector Abdul Malik, constables Muhammad Yaqoob and Hafeez.

Following the kidnapping, security was tightened at all entry and exit points to aid in the recovery of the kidnapped individuals.

There was no claim of responsibility.
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Iraq
Mosul Offensive News
13 ISIS Bad Guys bite the dust near Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Intelligence of the Anti-Terrorism Directorate announced on Saturday, that 13 members of the Islamic State group (ISIS), including an elite leader, were killed, east of the city of Mosul.

The directorate said in a press statement, “Trusted local sources revealed that ISIS is intending to launch an attack on Hayy Adan, west of Mosul,” pointing out that, “Anti-Terrorism forces made several ambushes for the enemy, and clashed with the group’s members, killing 13 of them, including the elite leader Abu Mohamed al-Iraqi.”

“After further investigation it was revealed that the leader’s name is Talaat Ahmed Fathi, and he is coming from a family belongs to ISIS,” the statement explained. “The leader joined terrorist groups in 2003,” the statement added.

Noteworthy, ‘We Are Coming, Nineveh’ Operations that was launched to liberate Mosul, and other occupied areas of Nineveh, was started in 17 October 2016.

Iraqi forces capture 4 villages north of Mosul

[Iran Press TV] Iraqi army soldiers have managed to liberate four villages north of the strategic city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as government forces, backed by fighters from Popular Mobilization Units and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, press ahead with an operation to expel ISIS forces of Evil from the area.

The commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said in a press statement on Saturday that the 16th Infantry Division of the Army had recaptured the village of Gara Tepe, and hoisted the Iraqi national flag over a number of buildings there, Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network reported.

Yarallah added that Iraqi government forces inflicted heavy losses on ISIS during festivities with the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorists.

Iraqi soldiers also established control over the villages of Kuri Ghariban, al-Darawish and Abu Jarbouah north of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers north of the capital, Baghdad.

Moreover, Iraqi Special Operations Forces managed to liberate al-Kafa'at neighborhood in the eastern quarter of Mosul on Saturday.

Iraqi Federal Police also announced that security forces had foiled an infiltration attempt by ISIS forces of Evil into the village of Azbah south of Mosul.

al-Manar: Iraq Forces Gain Ground Northeast of Mosul
Forces from the Iraqi army retook four villages from the ISIL group northeast of the city of Mosul on Saturday, the Joint Operations Command said.

The recapture by the army’s 16th division of the villages between Bashiqa and Mosul clears the way for Iraqi forces to enter the city from the northeast.

“The army’s 16th division liberated four villages on the northern front… and raised the Iraqi flag on buildings after defeating the enemy,” a statement said.

Tens of thousands of Iraqi forces launched a massive operation to retake Mosul, the terrorists’ last major bastion in Iraq, on October 17.

The main push has come from the east, where elite forces from the Counter-Terrorism Service have retaken several neighborhoods despite fierce resistance.
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Anbar Antics: 13+ die


13 ISIS Turbans turn into a fine, red mist in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Anbar Operations Command announced on Friday, that 13 members of the Islamic State extremist group (ISIS) were killed in an air strike carried out by the US-led international coalition on the group’s headquarters in central Qaim district, west of Anbar.

Anbar Operations Command also pointed out to the destruction of a number of vehicles and weapons belonging to the group.

The Command said in a press statement, “Intelligence information allowed the international coalition air force to conduct an air strike targeting a gathering of ISIS members in Qaim district, killing 13 Arab and foreign members.”

“Four vehicles and a truck carrying large quantities of weapons and rockets were also destroyed by the air strike that targeted the ISIS members in Qaim,” the statement added.

“Security forces, backed by the international coalition air force, are conducting raids and ground operations to weaken the abilities of the ISIS members in the western areas,” the statement explained.

Security forces managed to liberate majority of cities of Anbar, including Ramadi, Heet, Fallujah, Baghdadi and Rutba.

Iraqi forces begin mopping up ISIS diehards in Fallujah

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Fallujah District Administration announced, that security forces started to remove the remnants of the Islamic State from the last two areas in the city.

Mayor of Fallujah, Eissa al-Sayer, said in a press statement, “Troops from the army’s 14th brigade and East of Anbar Operations Command and police forces started to remove and cleanse the remnants left by the Islamic State group (ISIS), as well as securing the 1st and 2nd sectors of al-Shuhadaa area, in southern Fallujah.”

“Removing the remnants of the terrorist group will make Fallujah completely safe, secured and ready for the return of displaced persons in the coming few days,” Sayer added.

The cities of Anbar, including Ramadi, Fallujah, Heet, Kabisa and Rutba were cleansed from the ISIS group early in 2016, and thousands of displaced families started to return back to their areas.
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Bangkok bomb suspects linked to southern insurgency
[Khaosod] Three men nabbed for plotting bomb attacks in Bangkok were involved in the southern separatist movement, according to senior police officer.

Talmisi Tohtalyon, Mubarih Gana, and Abdullasir Suekachi are accused of plotting bomb attacks in tourist and residential areas of Bangkok, accusations they "half-confessed to, half-denied," said Bangkok police commander Chayapol Chatchaidej.

All three suspects are natives of the southern border provinces. Chayapol said they were linked to the southern insurgency. He said, "Yes, they are. They have a history of staging attacks. They also admitted it to us."

Chayapol echoed deputy police commissioner Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, who said Wednesday the three were involved in previous incidents in the far South, including a 2012 shooting that killed a local teacher and a 2015 bomb attack.

General Srivara said intelligence agencies discovered that the three men were in Bangkok between September and October to plan attacks before returning to Narathiwat province. The military subsequently detained them and turned them over to police Tuesday.

Chayapol said that the Talmisi, Mubarih and Abdullasir confessed to amassing bomb making equipment in several apartments in Bangkok, but denied that they were plotting an attack as claimed by police.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Nusra Front Dealt Major Blows in Homs, Daraa
Pure al-Manar
The Syrian army killed a number of Nusra Front terrorists in Homs northern countryside and the province’s town of Talbisa, inflicting heavy material losses upon the militant group.

The Syrian army also struck Nusra positions in Daraa al-Balad and Daraa al-Mahatta, killing or injuring many terrorists.
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Ahrar al-Sham and Fateh al-Sham attack Kurd area in Aleppo
[ARA News] Aleppo – Syrian Islamist groups on Saturday bombed the Kurdish district of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo city with mortar fire, local sources reported.

Militants from the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham have reportedly hit the Kurdish-populated district with dozens of mortar shells and locally-made ‘hell missiles’. Jabhat Fateh al-Sham is an offshoot of al-Qaeda.

“Islamist groups of Ahrar al-Sham and Fateh al-Sham launched the attack from their bases in al-Shaar neighborhood in eastern Aleppo,” human rights activist Mehvan Mirkhan told ARA News in Aleppo. “They hit Sheikh Maqsoud with dozens of mortars and ‘hell missiles’.”

Saturday’s bombardment targeted residential buildings and a security centre for the Kurdish People’s Proection Units (YPG) in Sheikh Maqsoud.

At least five civilians and two YPG members were reported dead in the attack. Also, over ten others were injured and immediately transferred to a local makeshift hospital in the district.

“Some of the injured are in critical condition,” Doctor Mihemed Hamke, the director of a hospital in Sheikh Maqsoud District, told ARA News.

Dr Hamke added that local rescue teams continued to search for victims under the rubble.

Sheikh Maqsoud has been under a partial siege by Syrian Islamists for over three years. Violence has recently intensified in the district as the YPG have tried to establish a buffer zone.

“Armed groups surrounding the Sheikh Maqsoud District of Aleppo city have repeatedly carried out indiscriminate attacks that have struck civilian homes, streets, markets and mosques,” Amnesty International said in an earlier report about developments in the Kurdish district.

Amnesty International added the militants surrounding Sheikh Maqsoud have been “killing and injuring civilians and displaying a shameful disregard for human life.”
More reportage at the link
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Syria army retakes over half of rebel east Aleppo
Syria's army advanced overnight deeper into east Aleppo where it now controls more than half of the former rebel stronghold after a fierce assault that has sparked an international outcry. Overnight, government troops and allied forces seized the district of Tariq al-Bab where heavy fighting had raged a day earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Dec. 3.

The government has now recaptured around 60 percent of eastern parts of the city that the rebels overran in mid-2012, according to the Britain-based monitor.

The advance opens the road leading from the government-controlled west of the city to the international airport just outside Aleppo to the east, which is also held by the regime. And it has prompted more civilians to flee, heading either further south into remaining rebel-held districts or crossing into government-held territory or areas under Kurdish control.

Assad's forces have made swift gains in east Aleppo, and its loss would be the biggest blow yet to Syria's opposition in the more than five-year-old war.

The government has trumpeted its advances, and state television on Dec. 3 showed buses full of residents going from west Aleppo back to their homes in neighborhoods retaken by the army.

From al-Manar: 5 Civilians die in Aleppo
Five civilians were killed and 29 others were injured in terrorists attacks with rocket shells on residential neighborhoods of Halab al-Jadeda, al-Hamadniya, al-Iza’a, al-Neel Street, the University Campus, al-Ashrafiya and Saif al-Dawla in Aleppo city on Saturday.

A person was injured when terrorists from “Jaish al-Fateh” terror organization opened fire on al-Foaa town in Idleb’s northern countryside.

Local sources told SANA that terrorists located in the neighboring town of Bennesh targeted homes in al-Foaa with heavy machine guns fire, injuring one person and causing material damage to some houses.

Al-Foua’a has been besieged by terrorist organizations for over two years, and terrorists continue to target it with shells and gunfire, claiming the lives of many civilians and injuring many others.

New rebel alliance breaks Aleppo siege
So they say
[Al Arabiya] Rebels in Aleppo have agreed to form a new military alliance headed by “Abu AbdulRahman Nour,” to protect the city they control from the brutal assaults by the regime and its allies.

The new alliance would be called the Aleppo Army and would be led by the commander of the Jabha Shamiya rebel faction, one of the major groups fighting in northern Syria under the Free Syrian Army.

A commander at the Jabha Shamiya told Reuters that the new coalition will help in the centralization of the decision-taking process.

The situation in Aleppo is escalating, with the regime forces seizing more than 40% of Eastern Aleppo, 15 days after the eruption of the massive assault to restore the second biggest city in Syria.

The UN had said that Russia is working on setting up four humanitarian corridors to evacuate the wounded victims and provide medical and food supplies for the trapped civilians in East of Aleppo.

The scene in Aleppo is tragic; dead bodies all around the neighborhoods that are controlled by the opposition after the assaults led by the regime.

The majority have fled the city and those who chose to stay there, are living without the bare necessities.

International reporters and journalists are all describing the situation in Aleppo as hopeless amid the constant attacks from the regime forces.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Syrian Editions


ISIS prepares to use 700 Anbar families as human shields

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command in Anbar revealed, that the Islamic State group detained 700 families in Rawa district, in western the province, in order to use them as human shields, while pointed out to the execution of dozens of youths for trying to flee toward the areas held by security forces.

Intelligence Director of al-Somoud brigade, Captain Nazim al-Jaghifi said in a press statement, “ISIS terrorist gangs are detaining 700 families, mostly women and children, in Rawa district, to use them as human shields.”

“The ISIS terrorists are preventing civilians from leaving the areas of Rawa district for three years now, and impelled them to grow their beards and wear special clothes, in addition to preventing cigarettes and burning registration offices,” Jaghifi added. “ISIS executed dozens of youths in the previous period for trying to flee toward the areas held by security forces in Haditha and Rutba,” Jaghifi explained.

Noteworthy, ISIS occupied the district of Rawa early 2014, while security forces are preparing to liberate it from the terrorists’ control.

ISIS executes 3 in Raqqa

[ARA News] Raqqa – The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group executed on Friday three young men in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa city on charges of spying for the US-led coalition.

The ISIS-led Hisba Police launched an arrest campaign in the al-Makf district of Raqqa. At least 11 people were arrested and taken into ISIS custody.

The Sharia Court of Raqqa convicted three of them with “treason” and sentenced them to death.

“The three men were executed by firing squad in central Raqqa on Friday evening,” local media activist Abdullah al-Jassim told ARA News.

The victims were identified as Muhammad Nour al-Khalaf, 21, Adel Ismael, 24, and Khalil al-Issa, 22.

Hundreds of people witnessed the execution, eyewitnesses told ARA News.

“ISIS accused them of leaking security information to the international coalition,” al-Jassim reported.

The US-led coalition has recently intensified its airstrikes against ISIS positions in Raqqa–which is deemed the ISIS de facto capital in Syria.

Roughly three weeks ago, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces launched the Euphrates Wrath Operation, with support from the US-led coalition. The operation’s long-term objective is the isolation and elimination of the Islamic State in Raqqa.

During the first phase of Euphrates Wrath, SDF soldiers captured an area measuring approximately 560 km2, containing dozens of towns, villages and farms. Military sources told ARA News that more than 185 ISIS jihadists have been killed since November 6.

Meanwhile, ISIS has tightened its security measures inside the city of Raqqa. The group has arrested and punished dozens of people on charges of cooperating with the US-led coalition and the SDF.

Woman Crucified
On November 4, the Islamic State’s militants executed and crucified a woman in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate, after accusing her of spying for Kurdish forces, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

Asmaa Muhammad, 41, was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police –also known as Diwan al-Hisba– in a village in Deir ez-Zor countryside under the pretext that she has communicated with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The YPG and other factions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been in fight with ISIS for more than two years.

The victim was arrested in the Hawij al-Bumaasa village in eastern Deir ez-Zor. “The Sharia Court accused her of spying for hostile Kurdish forces and ordered her execution,” local media activist Ahmed Ramadan told ARA News.

Asmaa was shot dead and then crucified in a public square in central Deir ez-Zor. Hundreds of people witnessed the brutal execution. “Her body was covered with blood when they brutally crucified her. They banned the people from approaching the body,” an eyewitness told ARA News.
More at the link.

Mosul Civilians Fear Cold, Hunger of Winter Siege

[AsharqAl-Awsat] With No food or fuel reaching distressed Mosul in nearly a week and the onset of rain and cold weather threatens a tough winter for more than a million people still in areas of the city still held by terror group ISIS, residents said on Saturday.

A trader in Mosul, speaking by telephone, said no new food or fuel supplies had reached the city since Sunday.

“We’ve been living under a real state of siege for a week,” said one resident of west Mosul, several kilometers from the frontline neighborhoods on the east bank of the Tigris river.

“Two days ago the electricity generator supplying the neighborhoods stopped working because of lack of fuel. Water is cut and food prices have risen and it’s terribly cold. We fear the days ahead will be much worse.”

Iraqi troops waging a six-week-old offensive against the militants controlling Mosul have advanced into eastern city districts, while other forces have sealed Mosul’s southern and northern approaches and 10 days ago blocked the road west.

But advances have been hampered by waves of counter-attacks from the ultra-hardline Islamists who have controlled the city since mid-2014 and built a network of tunnels in preparation for their defense of north Iraq’s largest city.

The slow progress means the campaign is likely to drag on throughout the winter, and has prompted warnings from aid groups that civilians face a near complete siege in the coming months.
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