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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Haqqani network terrorists involved in major attacks arrested in Logar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives have jugged
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
three Haqqani network gunnies involved in major terrorist attacks in central Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the three bully boyz were arrested from Sara Ghonda village in Khoshi district.

A statement by NDS said the Afghan intelligence operatives confiscated 2 Ak-47 assault rifles with their 8 magazines, 2 communication devices, and some ammunition and explosives.

The statement further added that the gunnies were involved in major terrorist attacks and anti-government insurgency activities, including ambush on security forces and government staff and roadside kaboomings.

The detained gunnies have been identified as Ahmadzai son of Afghan, Mohammad Onar son of Afghan and Salam Jan son of Syed Padshah who are originally residents of Pashtun-infested Logar province.

NDS also added that the intelligence operatives discovered a weapons cache and confiscated 2 Ak-47 rifles with their 12 magazines, 3 mortar rounds, 1 missile and 4 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) during a separate operation.

According to NDS, the weapons and explosives cache belonged to Taliban group commander Mullah Khel.

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

Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [12 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


29 militants killed in Kandahar and Baghlan airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 29 Lions of Islam were killed in separate Arclight airstrikes in northern Baghlan and southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 18 Lions of Islam were killed during the Arclight airstrikes in the vicinity of Baghlan-e-Markazi district.

A statement by MoD said at least 6 militates were also maimed and a hideout of the Lions of Islam together with a weapons and explosives depot were destroyed.

The statement further added that a food stock, 4 vehicles, 5 cycle of violences, 1 Dshk heavy machine gun and a MK19 automatic grenade launcher were also destroyed.

MoD also added that 11 Lions of Islam were killed in a separate Arclight airstrike in Shahwali Kot district of southern Kandahar province.

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

The Afghan forces have stepped crackdown on the anti-government armed bully boy groups to suppress their insurgency activities as they attempt to increase attacks as part of their spring offensive.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces have started the 2016 fighting season with the increased capabilities, specifically in the air force sector with the addition of new aircraft supplied by the United States as well as India.

Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Top Taliban leader arrested during night operation in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top Taliban leader has been incarcerated
You have the right to remain silent...
during a special night operation conducted by the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) in northern Kunduz province.

Provincial police chief Abdul Bashir Rashid said the detained key Taliban leader has been identified as Qari Salim and was arrested with six other forces of Evil accompanying him.

He said Qari Salim was also acting as the shadow district governor of Khanabad district and was involved in majority of terrorist attacks in this province.

At least two forces of Evil were also killed and two others were maimed during the operation that led to the arrest of Qari Salim, the officials added.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

The arrest of Qari Salim comes as the Taliban Lions of Islam have stepped up terrorist attacks in Northern provinces, including the Kunduz province during the recent months.

The group launched a major offensive earlier last month as they announced their spring offensive and attempted to retake the control of the strategic Kunduz city which briefly fell to Taliban control last year.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Pakistani women arrested in Afghanistan while transferring classified docs to ISIS
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Security and Defense Forces A (ANSDF) have jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
two Pak women as they were transferring classified documents to the loyalists of 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.

The two women were arrested from the vicinity of 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 where the loyalists of the terror group are active in a number of its districts.

The provincial government’s media office said the women were detained in the vicinity of Kot district, an area which hs been a stronghold of the terrorist group since they launched their operations in Afghanistan.

According to the provincial officials, the documents seized from the two women included information on how to make bombs and other weapons.

The source further added that the two women are in jug of the security personnel and an investigation is underway in this regard.

The loyalists of the terror group continue to maintain presence and attempt to expand foothold in this province despite they have been hardly suppressed in Afghan and US forces raids.

The detention of the two women further strengthens claims by Afghan officials regarding the role of Pakistain security agencies in supporting the turban groups in Afghanistan.

The Afghan officials have long been criticising Pakistain for supporting the Afghan bandidos bully boyz by providing sanctuaries to them inside their soil from where they plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
2 men sentenced to life terms for bombing Somali airliner
[Al Ahram] A military court in the Somali capital has given life terms to two men convicted of criminal masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing despite a gaping hole in its fuselage.

The kaboom happened aboard a Daallo Airlines Airbus A321-111 shortly after the jet, with 75 passengers, took off from Mogadishu airport.

Abdiweli Mohammed Maow, a former senior security officer at the Mogadishu airport, was convicted of making the bomb that appeared to be a laptop computer. Areys Hashi Abdi was convicted in absentia.

The kaboom, claimed by the Islamic holy warrior group al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
, killed one passenger, Abdullahi Abdisalam Borle, who is suspected to have carried the bomb onto the plane. A body believed to be Borle's was found in a town north of Mogadishu.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Egypt court sentences MB leader Badie and others to 25 years in prison
[Al Ahram] An Ismailia court sentenced on Monday Moslem Brüderbund Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and 35 others to 25 years in prison in the "Ismailia festivities" trial.

The Ismailia Criminal Court sentenced nine defendants to 15 years, 20 defendants to 10 years, and 20 defendants to three years.

According to Badie's lawyer, Badie is currently facing nearly 40 trials, with most sentences under appeal.
The court found them guilty of killing three citizens in Ismailia governorate and attempting to kill 16 others, as well as attempting to occupy a governorate building in July 2013 following the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

The sentences are subject to appeal.

The court also acquitted 20 people in the case.

This is the seventh life sentence in several different trials issued for the supreme guide of the Moslem Brüderbund since his arrest in 2013.

Three previous life sentences against Badie have been successfully appealed, with the court ordering retrials.

Badie was also sentenced to death in three other trials, with the Court of Cassation revoking two of the death sentences and ordering retrials. An appeal against the third sentence is under deliberation.

According to Badie's lawyer, Badie is currently facing nearly 40 trials, with most sentences under appeal.
He's doing his bit for the national economy by providing lifetime employment to his lawyers and their support staff. Possibly all those cases will be resolved before he dies, but the odds don't look good.
The Moslem Brüderbund was designated a terrorist organization in November 2013 by the Egyptian government.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


IS Bardo massacre mastermind reported killed in Sirte battle
[Libya Herald] A senior IS commander in Libya, Tunisian Khaled Al-Shayeb, who Tunisian security forces thought they had killed last October is reported to have finally died this week in festivities with Misratan fighters to the west of Sirte.

Shayeb, also known as Luqman Abu Sakhr, was believed to have been one of the Death Eaters who organised last year’s attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in which 22 people, mostly foreign tourists, were murdered.

The Tunisian National Guard claimed last year that Shayeb had been one of several commanders killed during an operation in Gafsa.

The operations room of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous which is running the Misratan push towards Sirte said that Shayeb’s body had been identified by detained terrorists.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Algerians make arms find near Libyan border
[Libya Herald] The Algerian army announced today it uncovered a terrorist arms cache near the Libyan border.

The Defence Ministry in Algiers said this evening that the find, near Bordj Badji Mokhtar in Adrar province, contained two powerful machine guns, a Kalashnikov, three grenades and almost a thousand rounds of assorted ammunition.

The circumstances of the discovery are unclear. However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the Algerian armed forces have increased the number of troops and boosted their border patrols following the January 2013 attack on the In Amenas gas plant in which 39 foreign hostages and an Algerian security guard died. That assault was mounted by a group loyal to Mokhtar Belmokhtar which was believed to have been armed and trained beforehand in Libya.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


PFG says its forces ‘almost in control’ of Ben Jawad and near Nufliya
[Libya Herald] Two units of the central region Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) from Ajdabiya have moved towards within a few kilometres of Nufliya and Ben Jawad. A source in the PFG close to its leader Ibrahim Jadhran told the Libya Herald that it was "almost" in control of Ben Jawad and very close to Nufliya.

Although IS forces were reported to have withdrawn earlier from the two towns, the reason for the delay in entering them, the source explained, was because the area was heavily mined.

"It is very difficult," he said, adding that two PFG fighters had been killed today in a mine kaboom near Ben Jawad and another seriously maimed. He was taken to Ras Lanuf.

Other reports speak of continuing heavy festivities around Nufliya between the PFG and IS. It was captured by the so-called 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....
(IS) in February 2105 and Ben Jawad in January this year.

The two PFG units have taken separate routes towards their targets, although the two places are just 30 kilometres apart. Those heading towards Ben Jawad have taken the coast road, those to Nufliya taking a more southerly route using desert tracks.

Nufliya itself is 140 kilomtres east of Sirte, the main IS base.

Yesterday, forces that are part of the Bunyan Marsous operation moving from the west of Sirte claimed to have taken the Khaleej power plant 20 kilometres west of Sirte which Misratan forces abandoned a year ago.

Today, the Bunyan Marsous operations room (BMOR) called on air support from Misrata to take out a truck, believed to be a suicide bomb, heading towards the power plant. It was reported destroyed and those inside killed. Two other vehicle said to belong to IS were also attacked on the main road between Sirte and the power station.

According to BMOR front man Mohammed Al-Gasri, the aim is to encircle Sirte. It is not clear, however, if this is to be done in collaboration with PFG.

The central region PFG supports the Government of National Accord and the Presidency Council which set up the BMOR. For its part, the BMOR Facebook page indicates that the two are working together, putting out reports about the PFG members killed in the mine kaboom

However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
asked if the PFG and the BMOR were now coordinating their plans, the PFG source not only said he did not know, he added that it would not allow Misratan troops to move east to Nufliya or Ben Jawad.

The PFG still strongly supports Cyrenaica and federalism.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Kuwait upholds death sentence for mosque blast ringleader
[Al Ahram] Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld the death sentence handed down to the main convict in the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group bombing of a Shiite mosque that killed 26 people.

The court confirmed the sentence of capital punishment passed on Abdulrahman Sabah Saud, a stateless man who drove the Saudi jacket wallah to the mosque in June last year.

The court also upheld jail terms of between two and 15 years for eight people, including four women, and acquitted 15 others including three women.

The court did not hear the appeals of five others -- four Saudis and a stateless man -- who had been sentenced to death in absentia by a lower court.

Under Kuwaiti law, sentences issued in absentia are not reviewed by higher courts until those convicted appear in person.

The four Saudi men still on the lam include two brothers who smuggled the explosives belt used in the attack into Kuwait from neighbouring 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...
. The fifth man is a stateless Arab.

Twenty-nine defendants, including seven women, had been charged with helping the Saudi suicide bomber attack a Shiite mosque in the capital, which was the bloodiest in Kuwait's history.

An IS-affiliated group calling itself Najd Province claimed the bombing as well as suicide kabooms on two Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia in May last year.

Najd is the central region of Saudi Arabia.

The Sunni turbans of IS consider Shiites to be heretics and have repeatedly attacked Shiite targets in the region.

In addition to driving the suicide bomber, Saud was also charged with bringing the explosives belt from a site near the border and aiding the bomber.

At his initial trial, Saud confessed to most charges, but later denied them all in the appeals and supreme courts.

The death penalty in Kuwait is carried out by hanging, and to be implemented it requires the approval of the Gulf state's ruler.

Among the supreme court's main verdicts on Monday, the court upheld the commuting of the death sentence for the alleged IS leader in Kuwait, Fahad Farraj Muhareb, to 15 years in prison.

It also upheld the acquittal of Jarrah Nimer, owner of the car used to transport the bomber.

Courts in Kuwait have previously handed down several verdicts against IS supporters and financiers.

Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Houthis launch missile into Saudi
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemen's Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
rebels have launched a missile over the border into 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...
in the latest violation of a shaky truce between the forces of Evil and the Yemeni government.

Pro-Houthi television channel al-Masirah said Monday that the rebels had launched a long-range missile into Saudi territory.

Saudi Arabia's military said in a statement that several missiles had hit the Jizan border region, the first such strike in over a month, without wounding anyone.

A truce between the warring parties that began April 10 has been deteriorating in recent days, with violations. The conflict in 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...
pits Shiite Houthi rebels and supporters of a former president against Yemen's internationally recognized government, supported by a Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition.

Friday. Al Arabiya news channel’s correspondent said Saudi Arabia's army thwarted an attack on positions in Jazan.

He added that skirmishes has erupted, and that Saudi forces repelled the attack by Houthi militias on Al Khubah and Tawal in Jazan.

Days ago, the Saudi Interior Ministry said that one Saudi soldier was killed and three others were maimed when a landmine went kaboom! on the border with Yemen.

The blast hit a border patrol in the southwestern province of Jazan, the ministry said in a statement.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


The Grand Turk
Six killed, many injured, by roadside bombs in southeast Turkey
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Roadside bombs killed at least six people in two separate attacks on security forces in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's largely Kurdish southeast on Monday, security sources said, adding to the violence that has flared across the region in the last 24 hours.

One bomb hit a passing police vehicle in the town of Silopi in Sirnak province near the border with Iraq, the sources said, hours after Turkish warplanes struck camps belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

Four non-combatants were killed and 19 other people were maimed, including five security force members, in that attack, the sources said. Turkey's Dogan News Agency said the bomb had been placed inside a manhole and exploded as a police vehicle passed.

Earlier, near the eastern city of Van, PKK fighters detonated a roadside kaboom by remote control targeting a passing armoured vehicle. Two coppers were killed and a third was maimed, the sources said.

Clashes between Turkish security forces and the PKK have reached their most intense in two decades since the breakdown of a two-year ceasefire last July.

Thousands of turbans and hundreds of civilians and soldiers have been killed since the PKK resumed its armed fight. The government has refused to return to the negotiating table and has vowed to "liquidate" the PKK, considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, Europe and the United States.

Late on Sunday, PKK snipers attacked a Turkish base located inside Iraq, killing a lieutenant, the sources said. In the past Turkey has garrisoned a battalion in Iraq's Kani Masi region to prevent PKK fighters from crossing into Turkey.

A man suspected of smuggling goods across the border between Iraq and Turkey was killed and five others injured, when unidentified forces opened fire on smugglers across the border in the Uludere district, they said.

Uludere was the site of an Arclight airstrike in December 2011 that killed 34 young men and boys after the military mistook them for PKK bad boys. Smuggling of cigarettes, fuel and household items is widespread in the poverty-stricken border region.

The PKK also attacked a base in the Turkish town of Siirt, killing one soldier, the military General Staff said. A police officer was also killed in Sirnak province, under a round-the-clock curfew since March 14, security sources said.

In the village of Kulp in Diyarbakir province, a civilian and five members of the village guard, a state-backed militia that fights the PKK, were maimed in a car-kaboom, they also said.

The General Staff said on its website it had destroyed PKK shelters and weapon stores in the Metina area of northern Iraq on Sunday during the air strikes. It gave no casualty count.

The PKK has been based in the remote, mountainous region of northern Iraq, which borders southern Turkey, since the 1990s. The PKK launched its insurgency against the Turkish state in 1984 and more than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

Residents Return to Ravaged Turkish Town as Curfew Lifted

[AnNahar] Residents on Monday cautiously returned to a war-ravaged town in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's southeast after authorities partially lifted a more than two-month curfew following a major operation against Kurdish turbans.

The curfew in Yuksekova, which has been in place since March 13, was lifted between 6:00am and 8:00pm (0300-1700 GMT) and the hours are to be further extended during the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the local province of Hakkari said in a statement.

After the measure was announced, hundreds streamed back to the town which lies in Turkey's extreme southeastern corner on the border with Iran and Iraq, an AFP photographer said. On some streets, there were near apocalyptic scenes, with some buildings reduced to mountains of rubble while others sustained severe damage. Elsewhere, a young man walked through the devastation, waving a two-finger victory sign to passers-by.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday that a total of 6,320 buildings had been badly damaged or destroyed following festivities in five areas, including Yuksekova, and that rebuilding would cost one billion lira ($340 million/303 million euros). State media said that a rebuilding process would now begin in Yuksekova, backed by interest-free loans.
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Five security personnel killed in separate PKK attacks
A total of five security personnel, including two soldiers and three police officers, were killed in outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacks in Turkey’s southeastern provinces of Şırnak, Siirt and Van late on May 29 and on May 30.

PKK members attacked the Kanimasi military zone in the Uludere district of Şırnak province, near the Iraqi border, with long-barreled weapons at around 9 p.m. on May 29. In the attack First Lieutenant Mehmet Düzenli was wounded and he later succumbed to his injuries at the Şırnak Military Hospital. A wide-scale operation was begun in the region to apprehend the fleeing PKK attackers.

Meanwhile, another soldier was killed during operations against PKK militants in the Pervari district of Siirt, the Turkish General Staff announced. The soldier was heavily wounded and later succumbed to his injuries on May 29, the General Staff said in a statement, adding that two PKK militants were also killed in the operation.

One special operations police officer was killed during clashes with PKK militants in Şırnak on May 30. Special operations police officer Cuma Bilek was heavily injured in the clashes and later succumbed to his injuries at the Şırnak Military Hospital.

Two police officers were also killed on May 30 in a PKK bomb attack in the İpekyolu district of the eastern province of Van.

PKK militants detonated a hand-made explosive placed on a road in the Hacıbekir neighborhood at around 11 a.m. during the passage of an armored police vehicle. Two police officers were killed and another was wounded in the attack.

An air-supported operation was opened in the region to apprehend the PKK militants responsible for the attack.
Posted by: Steve White || 05/31/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Arms haul in Doda
[Daily Excelsior] Army and police today recovered a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives by destroying a Death Eater hideout at Sunarthau forests in Doda district.

Official sources said a joint team of Army and police carried out searches in Sunarthau forests for past several days after getting specific information about suspicious unidentified movement and a dump of weaponry lying deep inside the forests.

Recoveries were made this morning which included one AK-56 rifle, two 9mm pistols, one country made pistol, seven AK magazines, two 9mm pistol magazines, one Pika magazine, four grenades of Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), five hand grenades of Pakistain origin, 1696 rounds of 7.62 mm AK-47, 1340 rounds of 7.62mm CTN, 40 belted rounds of Pika, two binoculars, one telescopic night sight, one camera, 10 recording cassettes and sustenance stores.

The arms and ammunition had been dumped by the former holy warriors inside a natural cave hideout, sources said.

They added that the Army had been getting information of suspicious unidentified movement of personnel in the general area for the last three months and therefore, a close watch was being maintained. The recovered arms reportedly belonged to one of the Death Eater outfits of the area, active in the past, which could have been hidden for later usage, sources said.

"The area due to its remoteness and rugged terrain makes it an ideal location for establishing a hideout. The dense forest and steep gradient increased the degree of difficulty in approach to the intended target area and subsequent search," sources said.

The recovery of war like stores was possible only due to the accurate intelligence developed by the Army and launching of well synchronised joint operation with SOG in the dense jungle, in a relentless day and night operation of 36 hours, sources said.

Apart from the three columns of the Army, the team also included one head constable with 6 persons of SOG from Thathri cop shoppe. The recovered arms and ammunition were handed over to the Thathri cop shoppe wherein a FIR has been lodged.

"The recovery of a huge cache has given a major success to the security forces and a massive blow to the murderous Moslems in the area, thereby preventing the arms and ammunition from falling into the hands of inimical elements, aiming at revival of militancy in Doda district," sources said.

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‘AQIS commander among three militants killed in encounter’
[DAWN] KARACHI: As a sign of accelerated action against bandidos hard boyz after the resurgence of assassinations in 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...
recently, police on Sunday claimed to have killed three alleged bandidos hard boyz in an ’encounter’ in Quaidabad, officials said.

Late on Saturday night, two suspects allegedly linked with the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Continued on Page 49
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HM module busted; 3 held
[Daily Excelsior] In a major success to security forces, police in North Kashmire’s Sopore have busted a recruitment module of Hizbul Mujahideen and placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
three of its members.

Superintendent of Police, Sopore, Harmeet Singh, said the police reliably learnt that three youths including Liyaqat Ahmad Lone, son of Late Ghulam Mohiudin Lone, Mohmad Shafi Bhat son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat, both residents of Harwan and Tariq Ahmad Najar, son of Mohmad Sultan Najar, resident of Badrahar in Handwara are working for Hizbul Mujahideen.

He said the police also learnt that they are recruiting the youth of area in the Hizb and subsequently they were apprehended. "After interrogation we found out that they were basically recruiters. Further interrogation and investigation is going on," the SP said.

Police sources said that the trio had recently inducted a youth namely Umar Khaliq of Tujjar Sopore into Hizbul Mujahideen and were working to expand group’s base across Baramulla district. "A case under FIR number 45/2016 under Section 18B, 20 Unlawful Activities Act has been registered in Bomai cop shoppe.Further interrogation and investigation is going on," the SP Sopore added.
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Chinese national injured in roadside bomb in Karachi
[GEO.TV] KARACHI: A Chinese national and his driver were maimed on Monday when a roadside kaboom went kaboom!.

The bomb was placed at Green Belt, Gulshan-e-Hadeed area, police said.

The remote controlled device went kaboom! when a car carrying the Chinese citizen crossed by, SSP Malir said.

The injured have been shifted to a hospital.

Pamphlets with threats written on them were recovered from the site of the attack, police said.

Hundreds of Chinese nationals are working on development projects including the China-Paksitan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Sindh and Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
An eyewitness told Geo News that he had informed the police of a suspicious package he had found lying on the road. "But the police did not pay heed," he said.

Police conducted a search operation in the area after the attack. Three suspects were tossed in the clink
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
and weapons were recovered, police said.

Responsibility for the attack was claimed by a lesser known group Sindhu Desh Liberation Army, SSP Rao Anwar said.

He added that this group plants IED bombs on railway tracks on August 14, Pakistain's independence day.
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Iraq
2 Iraqi soldiers die in bomb attack near Baqubah
(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – A security source in Diyali province said on Monday, that two elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi had been killed and three others were injured in a bomb blast northeast of Baqubah.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an explosive device that was emplaced on a road in Hamrin Hills (61 km northeast of Baqubah) went off against a patrol belonging to al-Hashed al-Sha’bi, resulting in the death of two [elements] and wounding three others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force blockaded the area of the incident and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital and the two dead bodies to the forensic medicine authority.”
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Ninevah Nightmares: 158 ISIS Bad Guys die
18 ISIS Bad Guys die near Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Sunday, a source in the Peshmerga forces announced, that the security forces liberated a village north of Mosul from the ISIS control, while emphasized the killing of 18 ISIS during the operations.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The Peshmerga forces managed to liberate the village of al-Muftiya in al-Hamdaniya District north of Mosul from the ISIS control.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The operation resulted in the killing of 18 ISIS fighters.”

140 ISIS troops die in al-Khazir

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – An informed source within the paramilitary Peshmerga force in Nineveh Province announced on Monday the killing of 140 ISIS elements during military operations in the past two days in the axis of al-Khazir northeast of Mosul.

Arif Tayfur, the military commander in the axis of al-Khazir, said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Peshmerga forces had managed to liberate more than 130 square kilometers and nine villages from the grip of ISIS,” pointing out that, “Peshmerga forces are currently located less than 28 kilometer from the center of the city of Mosul.”

Tayfur added, “Four Peshmerga fighters were martyred and 34 others were wounded during the operation,” asserting that, “The operation is part of the liberalization process of Mosul.”
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Anbar Antics
Iraqi forces commence Fallujah offensive

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, Fallujah District Council in Anbar Province announced, that the joint security forces began the liberation operation of the center of Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad) from the control of the so-called ISIS from three axes.

The Fallujah District Council spokesman, Salam Ajami, said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the joint security forces from the army, police, and al-Hashed al-Shaabi began the liberation operation of the center of Fallujah from Nuaimiya area in the southern axis, al-Sijar area in the northern axis and al-Karma District in the eastern axis.”

Ajami added, “The joint security forces are advancing significantly in the liberation operations backed by the military troops coming from the southern axis of Amiriyah vicinity in southern Fallujah.”

Iraqi forces capture Nuaimiya

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, Fallujah Liberation Operations Command in Anbar Province announced cleansing Nuaimiya area in southern Fallujah completely and raising the Iraqi flag over its buildings, while pointed out to the death of dozens ISIS members.

The commander of Fallujah Liberation Operations, Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The joint security forces managed to cleanse Nuaimiya area (16 km in southern Fallujah) from the ISIS control completely, as well as raising the Iraqi flag over its government buildings,” noting that, “The battles resulted in the killing of dozens of ISIS members.”

Saadi added, “The security forces are working to dismantle the IEDs and booby-trapped buildings in Nuaimiya area, in order to secure the passage of the military vehicles, tanks and armors to storm al-Shuhada neighborhood in southern Fallujah.”

Iraqi forces continue offensive

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday the media of al-Hashed al-Shaabi announced, that the joint security forces continue its advance to liberate the areas north Fallujah, while pointed out that the security forces controlled the international Highway.

The media of al-Hashed al-Shaabi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi and Federal Police are continuing to advance to the areas north of Fallujah, in order to liberate them from the ISIS control,” noting that, “The security forces imposed its control on the international highway.”

Noteworthy, Fallujah District Council in Anbar Province announced, that the joint security forces began the liberation operation of the center of Fallujah from the control of the so-called ISIS from three axes.

Iraqi forces capture two villages in al-Shieha area

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, Federal Police Command announced liberating al-Shieha area and two villages north of Saqlawiyah.

The Federal Police Chief, Raed Shaker Jawdat, said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today the security forces managed to liberate al-Shieha area and the villages of Jamila and al-Alfaf in the northern vicinity of Saqlawiyah area.”

Jawdat added, “The liberation operation resulted in the destruction of four booby-trapped vehicles, three vehicles equipped with rockets and two mortar detachments.”

Iraqi forces capture Albu Shajal

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A source in the army’s 1st brigade in Anbar Province revealed on Sunday, that the security forces managed to liberate Albu Shajal area north of Fallujah, while pointed out to the killing of 30 ISIS members, including five suicide bombers.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews, “A force from the army’s 1st Rapid Intervention brigade backed by the 51st regiment and al-Hash al-Shaabi managed to liberate Albu Shajal area in al-Saqlawiya vicinity north of Fallujah.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The security force were able to kill 30 ISIS terrorists, including five suicide bombers during the liberation operations.”

ISIS suicide bombing officer dies

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced killing the so-called ISIS booby-trapping officer west of Fallujah.

The journalists said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today the Anti-Terrorism forces managed to kill ISIS booby-trapping office who was also known as Abu al-Hareth in Fallujah.”

The statement added, “The security forces are continuing its advance to liberate the remaining areas in the city from the ISIS control.”
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More than 20 killed in series of bombings in Baghdad
[Al Ahram] More than 20 people were killed and about 50 injured in three bombings, including two suicide kabooms, that hit Baghdad on Monday, police and medical sources said.

The attacks came as Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias are fighting 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 boyz in Falluja, their stronghold just west of the capital.

Twelve people were killed and more than 20 injured when a boom-mobile blew up in Baghdad's northern Shaab Shi'ite district.

Eight were killed and 21 maimed by a jacket wallah who detonated an exploding car near a government building and a cop shoppe in Tarmiya, a predominantly Sunni suburb north of Baghdad.

Another suicide bomber riding a cycle of violence set off his boom belt in Sadr City, a popular Shi'ite district of Baghdad, killing three and injuring nine.
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Iraq Kurds retake nine villages from Islamic State group
[Al Ahram] Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces wrapped up an operation east 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....
group's northern hub of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Monday after recapturing nine villages, a statement said.

The Kurdistan Region Security Council said the operation launched before dawn on Sunday "had achieved its key objectives".

The KRSC statement listed nine villages that had been occupied by IS group since the summer of 2014 and were previously mainly inhabited by northern Iraq's Kakai and Shabak minorities.

The operation involved around 5,500 peshmerga fighters backed by US-led coalition air strikes and reconquered an area of 120 square kilometres (46 square miles).

The area, near Khazir, lies near the main road between Mosul and the autonomous Kurdish region's capital Arbil.

The KRSC claimed that in the course of the two-day operation, 140 IS group fighters were killed and 14 boom-mobiles were destroyed.

The peshmerga officer in charge of the region said at a news conference that four Kurdish forces were killed and 34 others maimed during the operation.

The fresh push against the myrmidon organization in the north came a week after Iraqi forces launched an operation against Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
IS group's only other major urban hub in Iraq.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel intercepts communication equipment en route to Gaza terror groups
[IsraelTimes] Drones, rifle scopes, and radio and video receivers discovered in mail packages bound for Paleostinian enclave, Defense Ministry says

Dozens of packages containing drone parts and other communications equipment en route to terror cells operating inside the Gazoo Strip were intercepted by Israeli security forces in recent weeks, the Defense Ministry said Monday.

The packages, which were shipped through the Israeli postal service, contained disassembled drones, rifle scopes, radio receivers, cellphone signal boosters and video transmitters, a statement from the ministry said.

Some of the equipment, including the 5.8 GHz video transmitters confiscated at the border crossing earlier on Monday morning -- are banned for private use both in Israel and Paleostinian Authority-controlled areas of the West Bank.

According to the statement, a joint operation by border authorities, police, the Shin Bet security agency, and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories intercepted the packages at the Erez border crossing at the Gazoo-Israel border over the past several weeks.

Security forces have launched an investigation into locating the source of the equipment and those responsible for their attempted smuggling into Gazoo.

The ministry said a number of other smuggling attempts of drones have been foiled by the Shin Bet in recent weeks.

Earlier this year, guards at the Kerem Shalom border crossing into the southern Gazoo Strip uncovered a shipment of drones equipped with high-quality cameras hidden in an Israeli truck carrying toys.

In March, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, drones reportedly flew out of the Gazoo Strip and into Egyptian airspace above the Sinai Peninsula several times as the Egyptian army stood by helpless to prevent the incursions. Egyptian radar picked up three drones flying out of the southern Gazoo Strip on numerous occasions, the Egyptian Al Osboa newspaper reported at the time. The unmanned aerial vehicles penetrated as far as El Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, some 50 kilometers from the Egypt-Gazoo border.

Border forces opened fire on the drones but couldn’t hit them because they were flying at an altitude of 750 meters (2,250 feet), the report said. Under the terms of the 1979 peace deal with Israel, Egypt is not allowed to station any anti-aircraft weapons in the Sinai region.

In December 2014, Hamas’s military wing launched a locally manufactured drone during a Gazoo City march in honor of the founding of the group, prompting the Israel Air Force to summon jets to the area, but no shots were fired at the unmanned aircraft.

Earlier that year, during Israel’s war against Hamas in Gazoo, the terrorist group launched two drones into Israeli airspace before they were promptly blasted out of the sky by IAF-launched Patriot missiles.
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Soldier stabbed in Tel Aviv, stabber caught immediately
[Ynet] A soldier was stabbed in his upper body in Tel Aviv on Monday evening. He was lightly maimed. The terrorist, a 17 year old Paleostinian, has been caught.

A 19 year old soldier was stabbed on Pri Magadim street in the Nachalat Yitzhak neighborhood of Tel Aviv.

He has been evacuated to Ichilov hospital in the city in light to medium condition with stab wounds to his upper body. The snuffies used a screwdriver to stab the soldier.

The attacker has been found and tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
. He is a 17 year old Paleostinian from the West Bank.

The attack occured close to the Kirya base, which is the IDF headquarters. The soldier arrived at Ichilov hospital and is being treated in the emergency room. He is fully conscious.
An Nahar adds this little detail:
Channel 10 private television broadcast footage showing an assailant holding a knife and hiding in the staircase of a building after the attack, before police are seen arresting him.

East Jerusalem teens nabbed in stabbing of elderly women

[IsraelTimes] 2 allegedly carried out attack on group out for stroll in Peace Forest, near Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, while a third conspired with them, officials say

The Israel Police and Shin Bet security service incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three underage East Jerusalem residents in connection with a stabbing attack earlier this month, in which two elderly Jewish women, one of them a Holocaust survivor, were moderately injured, officials said Monday.

On May 10, a group of five elderly Israelis were walking along the Armon Hanatziv promenade in the capital -- in an area of the park known as the Peace Forest -- when two Arab teenagers wearing masks pulled out knives and the "wooden handle of an ax" and attacked two of the women before fleeing the scene, police said. The victims, aged 82 and 86, were hospitalized in moderate condition.

According to police, the attack was premeditated, and the suspects had discussed it "while they were at school through social media, specifically Facebook."

The three suspects are all 16 to 17 years old and are residents of the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of East Jerusalem, police said. Due to their young age, their identities will not be made public. Two of them are accused of carrying out the assault, while the third is believed to have conspired with them and planned to "carry out the stabbing attack if the other two died," the Shin Bet said in a statement.

On the morning of the attack, the trio gathered at a mini-market in Jabel Mukaber before setting off for the promenade to "wait for Jewish victims," the police said.

The third teenager, who allegedly helped plan but did not actually take part in the stabbing, told Sherlocks he decided not to join his friends in the terror attack "for fear that it would cause his parents’ home to be destroyed," the police said.

After the attack,the suspects are believed to have stashed the weapons nearby before one went home and the second went to school. Later on, one of them returned to the scene, retrieved the knives and cudgel, and hid them in Jabel Mukaber, police said.

Throughout the day, the two suspects "spoke with one another through WhatsApp and Facebook messages and planned to carry out another stabbing attack in light of the ’success’ of the Peace Forest attack," the police said. However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
the pair were arrested before they could carry out such an attack, a police spokesperson said.

The mother of one of the two attackers was also arrested last week at a checkpoint east of Jerusalem when border guards discovered a knife in her possession, the police said.

The three suspects were arrested on May 19, but information about their arrests was kept secret under a court-approved gag order. That order was lifted on Monday when the three teenagers were officially informed that they would be charged in a Jerusalem District Court.

The Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber borders the Jewish Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, an area that has been the site of contention for years with rock and Molotov cocktail attacks on an almost nightly basis at times.
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#1  for fear that it would cause his parents’ home to be destroyed

No sh*t?
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Southeast Asia
Two Philippine Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Militants
[AnNahar] Two Philippine soldiers were killed during festivities with Islamic Death Eaters trying to regain their base in a remote, mountainous region of the southern Philippines, the military said on Monday.

Ten soldiers were also maimed and about 2,000 residents displaced during the festivities with gunnies from the Maute group which has pledged allegiance 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....
group.

General Gerardo Barrientos, commander of the division overseeing the offensive, said the group was believed to have fewer than 100 fighters, but had been a continued threat in the area even after losing their headquarters in February.
Security officials told AFP the operation against the Maute group in the small Muslim-populated farming town of Butig in Lanao del Sur province began on Wednesday and was continuing.

The offensive was launched after the Death Eaters moved back into territory that the military secured during deadly festivities in February, they said.

"They came back to their camp and we were not able to prevent it because our troops were deployed to other areas," said Colonel Roseller Murillo, the military chief with responsibility for the area.

Murillo said soldiers had to leave the area to provide security elsewhere for the national elections on May 9.

He said, based on intelligence reports, about 37 Death Eaters were believed to have been killed. But he said no bodies had been recovered and AFP could not independently verify the corpse count.

General Gerardo Barrientos, commander of the division overseeing the offensive, said the group was believed to have fewer than 100 fighters, but had been a continued threat in the area even after losing their headquarters in February.

He said the military launched the latest offensive after the Death Eaters bombed power transmission towers, and kidnapped and beheaded two workers at a local sawmill in April.

Barrientos said the Maute group was believed to have links with the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah, which carried out the 2002 bombings in the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, killing 202 people.
"The group intends to regain the area," Barrientos said.

The southern Philippines has been plagued by a Muslim separatist insurgency for over four decades, with the conflict leaving more than 120,000 dead.

President Benigno Aquino's outgoing administration secured a peace deal with the largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), but talks collapsed after parliament failed to pass a law that would have created a new Muslim autonomous region. MILF leaders have repeatedly warned that Muslim rebels frustrated at the setback could be lured into more extreme forms of resistance, and that the Islamic State group could establish a stronghold in the south.

The future of peace talks under incoming president Rodrigo Duterte is unclear. He has said he can secure peace by establishing a federal form of government, devolving power to the regions.

Barrientos said the Maute group was believed to have links with the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah, which carried out the 2002 bombings in the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, killing 202 people. Jemaah Islamiyah Death Eaters have had a long presence in the southern Philippines and have trained locals.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Third Australian fighter killed in north Syria
[ARA News] KOBANE – Jamie Bright (45), also known by his revolutionary codename Gabar Amed, was killed on 25 May in the village of Malha, near Shaddadi in northeastern Syria, in an attack by Islamic State (ISIS) militant fighters, Kurdish leadership of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement.

Bright is the third Australian to die as part of the YPG forces fighting ISIS extremists in northern Syria.

“The reason I came to Kurdistan was for the people, their struggle, and their fight,” Jamie Bright previously said. “I came to assist the revolution as much as possible,” he added.

Born in 1971, Jamie Bright was the father of one child, but nevertheless he decided to join the YPG as an ex-Australian soldier.

One day after the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched the campaign to capture Northern Raqqah on 25 May, he was killed in an attack by the ISIS group. Bright was killed alongside with three other YPG fighters.

“As YPG, we promise again that we continue your struggle, and we bow our heads for these four martyrs who sacrificed their souls in this revolution,” the YPG leadership said.

Previously, two Australian citizens were killed while fighting as part of the YPG. Reece Harding (23) also known as Heval Bagok Australia was killed when he stepped on a landmine on Saturday 27 June 2015. Also, Ashley Johnston died in the battle between the YPG and ISIS in the city of Tel Hamis near the Syria-Iraq border on February 24, 2015.

“Foreigners are attracted because of the simplicity of right and wrong. Defending a secular people’s homeland,” said Chris Scurfield, the father of Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, 25, an ex-Royal Marine from Barnsley who died while fighting ISIS near the Syrian Kurdish city of Qamishli.

“Jamie was an amazing special guy. I met him in Sulymaniya shared a kebab and he offered me £2k just to help my family out after Kosta passed,” Scurfield told ARA News.

“Yes, but it was difficult time for me. He was enjoying some rest and relaxation, but never met my son, but we talked about how he didn’t have too many relations just his mum and he kept a low media profile because of her. He was worried about his lost passport so it was difficult for him to travel out but he was very happy to stay, he loved the work and the guerilla style of fighting. He had been in the Australian military so was well trained,” he added.

“I do not know exactly why he joined other than why get trained if you never use your skills properly, to help a people find resistance and independence,” he told ARA News.
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Photo of missing Japanese man in Syria emerges
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A fresh photo of a Japanese journalist who went missing in Syria last year has emerged online, showing the heavily bearded man holding a sign saying this is his "last chance."

The photo, which received widespread coverage in Japanese media Monday, shows freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who has been missing for almost a year, wearing an orange shirt, his hair and beard grown long.

He is seen holding a piece of paper with a handwritten message in Japanese that says: "Please help. This is the last chance. Jumpei Yasuda."

In a one-minute video posted online in March, the bearded man wearing a black jumper with a scarf around his neck says in English: "Hello, I am Jumpei Yasuda. Today is my birthday, 16 March."

The footage was posted online by Tarik Abdul Hak, who told AFP it had been provided to him by a group called al-Noor, which he said "has been mandated by (the al-Qaeda-linked) al-Nusra to carry out a mediation for his release".

NHK reported that it was the same person who had posted the new photo online.

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Turkish military strikes kill 28 ISIL militants in Syria
Turkish artillery strikes have destroyed dozens of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in northern Syria and killed 28 militants of the group, the Turkish military said on May 30.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said 58 positions in Aleppo province were hit on May 29, resulting in the deaths of at least 28 ISIL fighters. Two bomb-laden vehicles were also destroyed in the fire.

This is the third consecutive day that Turkey has hit ISIL positions in Syria after rockets fired from ISIL-controlled territory in Syria hit the southern border province of Kilis on May 27, wounding five people, and another border province, Gaziantep, on May 28. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said they and U.S.-led coalition planes killed a total of 144 ISIL militants in Syria in separate strikes on May 27 and May 28.

Rocket attacks from the ISIL-controlled Bab region have claimed the lives of 21 people, including eight Syrians, in Kilis since January.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Fallujah Edition
ISIS uses lethal injections to care for wounded

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, an informed medical source in the city of Fallujah stated, that the so-called ISIS terminated its fighters who were wounded during the latest battles using toxic injections.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS terrorist gangs deliberately killed eight of its wounded fighters who were in a hospital in Fallujah City using Potassium Chloride injection that causes the heart to stop suddenly,” adding that, “ISIS killed the wounded members due to its inability to deal with the large number of wounded fighters that will have a negative psychological effect on the other fighters.”

Earlier today the security forces stormed the city of Fallujah from three axes backed by the international coalition aviation, Iraqi Army Aviation and Iraqi Air Force.

ISIS detains 100 Yutes for being clean shaven

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A local source in the city of Fallujah announced on Monday, that the so-called ISIS kidnapped 100 youths from the residents of the city after they had refrained from growing their beards.

Majid al-Juraisi, one of the tribal leaders in the city of Fallujah, said in a press interview followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS elements carried out a campaign of mass arrests of young people in al-Nazizah market, the new market near the railway bridge west of the city and the center of Fallujah,” noting that, “The number of young people that were arrested by ISIS amounted to about 100 youths.”

Juraisi added, “The reasons for the detention are them having not grown their beards and the lack of support for the ISIS elements in the city.”

500 families flee Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Ministry of Displacement and Migration announced on Monday receiving more than 500 displaced families from the city of Fallujah and transferring them to camps for displaced persons.

The ministry said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “574 displaced families from Fallujah were received in coordination with the security forces and al-Hashed al-Sha’bi and al-Asha’ri [militias],” adding that, “The families were transferred to camps in Ameriyat Fallujah as well as the Tourism City.”
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