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Good afternoon
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 15:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Hundreds of Migrants Rush Border at Spain's Ceuta Again
[AnNahar] Over 350 migrants colonists stormed the border between Morocco and Spain at Ceuta on Monday, officials said, days after one of the largest rush of arrivals over the frontier in more than a decade.

The young migrants colonists forced their way through the high border fence into the Spanish North African territory, ecstatic to have finally crossed into a European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
state.

Some kissed the ground and shouted "Thank you lord" and "Viva Espana", although several had bloodied hands and feet as well as torn clothes after making it through the barrier.

Ceuta and Melilla, also a Spanish territory in North Africa, have the EU's only land borders with Africa, so are entry points for migrants colonists who either climb the border fence, swim along the coast or hide in vehicles.

"356 managed to get in out of a total of around 700" who attempted entry, a front man for the local authority said. "They entered after breaking access gates with shears and hammers."

Their arrival came just days after nearly 500 migrants colonists made it over the fence on Friday, one of the biggest entries since the border barrier was reinforced in 2005.

It also comes amid a dispute between Morocco and the EU over the interpretation of a free trade farm and fishing deal.

In a late 2016 ruling, an EU court said the deal did not apply to the Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony controlled by Rabat where the Polisario Front is fighting for independence.

The court said this was because the status of the disputed territory remained unclear according to the international community.

The 28-nation bloc did not recognise it as part of Morocco.

The ruling opened the way for the Polisario Front and its supporters to contest trade in products from the Western Sahara between Morocco and the 28 EU states.

The decision angered Morocco, which on February 7 suggested it could lead to "a new flow of migration" towards Europe and place the continent "at risk".

The last such massive attempt took place on New Year's Day when more than 1,000 migrants colonists tried to jump a high double fence between Morocco and Ceuta in a violent assault that saw one officer lose an eye.

The enclave has been ringed by a double wire fence eight kilometres (five miles) long. The six-metre high fence also has rolls of barbed wire.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Libyan PM survives assassination attempt in Tripoli
[AA.TR] Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government, survived an liquidation attempt on Monday when his convoy came under fire in capital Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
While the prime minister escaped unscathed, two of his guards were reportedly injured in the attack.

"The prime minister’s convoy came under fire as it passed by a government complex held by supporters of the national salvation government [led by Khalifa al-Ghawiel," a member of Libya’s unity government-linked Presidential Council told Anadolu Agency.

According to the same source, who spoke anonymously due to restrictions on talking to media, al-Sarraj’s convoy had also included Abdul Rahman Swehli, head of Libya’s State Council, and Najmi al-Naqou, commander of the Presidential Guard.

The prime minister’s office issued a statement in the wake of the incident, which, it asserted, had been carried out by a group of "outlaws".

"Security forces affiliated with the Presidential Council are now searching for the perpetrators who will be handed over to the relevant authorities when found," the statement read.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram ‘attacks Borno village, kills 3’
[PREMIUMTIMESNG] Suspected Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
gunnies have killed at least three persons in a community in southern part of Borno State, local security sources in the area said.

The assailants stormed Yaza-Kumaza village at about 4 p.m. Sunday, a vigilante operative in the area, Michael Emmanuel, told PREMIUM TIMES by phone.

He said many villagers who fled into nearby bushes as at the attackers opened fire, had not returned home by 10p.m.

"A Boko Haram group entered Yaza-Kumaza which is very close to Lassa town and killed three people", he said. "Many people have escaped into the bush and up till now it is only few people that have return to the attacked village after the Boko Haram gunnies had left."

Mr. Emmanuel said most of the houses in the village were looted.

Boko Haram fighters have in recent weeks launched multiple isolated attacks on villages in that part of Borno State, despite military presence in the area.

Police and the military did not immediately confirm the attack.

But a senior member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Muhammed Abbas Gava, confirmed the incident saying, "we have also received the same report from our colleagues in Askira Uba".
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Bangladesh
Blogger Rajib murder mastermind arrested
[Dhaka Tribune] Death row convict Redwanul Azad Rana and his associate Ashraf were detained around 2pm on Monday

A runaway convict, who was sentenced to death in the blogger Rajib Haider murder case, has been placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
from the Uttara area in Dhaka.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team


Britain
Cops 'BUST' Jihadi Plans. Five teenagers arrested in London on suspicion of planning to join ISIS
[SUN] FIVE teenagers have been arrested in London on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts – the Metropolitan Police has said. Two were arrested at separate residential addresses in south London, two were arrested at a residential address in west London and the fifth was arrested at an address in east London.

The arrests relate to plans to travel to join a proscribed organisation.

All five have been detained under TACT and are at present in a central London police station pending further enquiries.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/21/2017 05:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Heck, wring them dry that fly them to Iraq or Syria and drop them off with gps locators attached and never ever let them come back.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/21/2017 7:15 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Four high-profile terrorists killed in Tank: ISPR
[GEO.TV] Four high-profile bad boyz were potted by Pakistain Army during an intelligence-based operation in Ping Area, Tank, on Monday, according to ISPR.

The operation was conducted against Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani
...a Pashtun tribe centered on Jandola, in Tank district. They are the hereditary enemies of the Mehsuds, unless there are furriners or infidels around, in which case they share ammunition and targeting data...
group of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), said the notification issued by ISPR. The group was involved in assassinations, extortion and kidnapping for ransom in Dera Ismail Khan
... the Pearl of Pashtunistan ...
, Tank and surrounding areas.

The dear departed commanders of the banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
have been identified as Zaman alias Toofan, Zulam Din alias Zulmat, Wasiullah and Umar son of Asmatullah Shaheen. Weapons and ammunition were also seized from their possession.

Shaheen, an important member of TTP shura, was killed by another TTP faction due to an internal rift in 2014, according to the ISPR.

Security and law enforcement agencies in a swift response to recent terror attacks have killed more than a hundred terrorists, besides apprehending several miscreants from different parts of the country.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Captive ISIS militant admits raping more than 200 women
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Captured ISIS militant Ammar Hussein says that he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, and shows few regrets.

Kurdish intelligence authorities gave Reuters rare access to Hussein and another ISIS militant who were both captured during an assault on the city of Kirkuk in October that killed 99 civilians and members of the security forces. Sixty-three ISIS militants died.

Hussein said his emirs, or local ISIS commanders, gave him and others a green light to rape as many Yazidi and other women as they wanted.

“Young men need this,” Hussein told Reuters in an interview after a Kurdish counter-terrorism agent removed a black hood from his head. “This is normal.”

Hussein said he moved from house to house in several Iraqi cities raping women from the Yazidi sect and other minorities at a time when ISIS was grabbing more and more territory from Iraqi security forces.

Kurdish security officials say they have evidence of Hussein raping and killing but they don't know what the scale is.

Reuters could not independently verify Hussein's account.

Witnesses and Iraqi officials say ISIS fighters raped many Yazidi women after the group rampaged through northern Iraq in 2014. It also abducted many Yazidi women as sex slaves and killed some of their male relatives, they said.

Human rights groups have chronicled widespread abuses by ISIS against the Yazidis.

Hussein said he also killed about 500 people since joining ISIS in 2013.

“We shot whoever we needed to shoot and beheaded whoever we needed to beheaded,” said Hussein.

He recalled how emirs trained him to kill, which was difficult at first when one person was brought for a practice kill. It became easier day by day.

“Seven, eight, ten at a time. Thirty or 40 people. We would take them in desert and kill them,” said Hussein, an imposing, well-built figure, who was wearing metal handcuffs.

Eventually, he became highly efficient, never hesitating to kill.

“I would sit them down, put a blindfold on them and fire a bullet into their heads,” he said. “It was normal.”

TROUBLE

Counter-terrorism agents said Hussein was trouble when he first arrived. “He was so strong he snapped the plastic handcuffs off his wrists,” said one.

Hussein sees himself as a victim of hardship, a product of a broken home and poverty in his hometown of Mosul, where Iraqi forces have launched an offensive against IS to dislodge them from their last stronghold in Iraq.

“I had no money. No one to say 'This is wrong, this is right.' No jobs. I had friends but no one to give me advice,” said Hussein, who has been held in the cell with a barred window since his capture in October.

Religious slogans are scratched on its cement walls by previous jihadist prisoners. His only possessions are a thick blanket and a Koran. On the floor is a polystyrene plate with broth and some rice.

Thick, metal handcuffs hang on a nearby wall.

Hussein, now 21, began his career as a militant began when he was just 14, he said. He was drawn to it by his local mosque preacher, then he joined al Qaeda and now awaits legal proceedings as a member of ISIS, the successor of al Qaeda's Iraq branch.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  He should dine upon his testicles and then be hanged in the public square.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/21/2017 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Just think of how many of him have simply melted into the civilian population to be taken in a refugees. Wouldn't you want one of these practicioners of the religion of piece in your neighborhood? One only hast to look at what is happening in Paris or Sweden.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/21/2017 0:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Merkel can take him in as her personal housekeeper.
Posted by: gorb || 02/21/2017 10:03 Comments || Top||


ISIS executioner who beheaded Peshmerga soldiers killed in airstrike near Kirkuk
[ARA] Senior ISIS member Abu Thar, who had executed four Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers, was killed in an Arclight airstrike on Sunday.

"Our Counter-Terrorism Dept confirmed that a joint operation by Kurdish Asayish and US-led coalition killed senior ISIS member Talab Elewy Hamadany, Emir of Kirkuk’s Diwan al-Hisba," the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council (KRSC) said on Monday.

"Talab Elewy Hamadany, also known as Abu Thar, supervised the martyrdom of four Peshmergas. He was killed in an Arclight airstrike at 11:40 in Hawija, West of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
" the KRSC said.

The KRSC is headed by Masrour Barzani and oversees security and intelligence community in Kurdistan Region and, as of Aug 2014, coordinates coalition Arclight airstrikes against ISIS in northern Iraq.

"This is part of a coordinated campaign by the Counter-Terrorism Dept (CTD) and CJTFOIR’s [US-led coalitions forces] to remove ISIS’s leadership from the battlefield," the Kurdish security council said.

Speaking to ARA News, Ceng Sagnic, a researcher with the Tel Aviv-based Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, said the cooperation between the Kurdistan Region and the US-led coalition against ISIS is not surprising.

"There’s a joint operation room in Erbil [capital of Iraqi Kurdistan] and all these Arclight airstrikes are coordinated from there," he said. "The coalition makes significant use of KRG intelligence that has established its ground networks in other parts of Iraq prior to the ISIS expansion into this country."

"Most of those intelligence networks were in use for the surveillance of Iraqi and Sunni bad boy movements, but are now used against ISIS. Another factor is the KRG’s strong relations with the Sunni tribes in Nineveh, leaders of which are mostly based in Erbil. These contacts give the KRG the ability to gather intelligence from local sources," the security analyst told ARA News.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIL Claims Suicide Attack by British Bomber near Mosul
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The ISIS group on Monday grabbed credit for a suicide kaboom near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
it said was carried out by a British jacket wallah, the SITE Intelligence Group reported.

"Abu Zakariya al-Britani detonated his explosives-laden vehicle on a headquarters of the army in Tal Kisum village, southwest of Mosul," the claim quoted by SITE said.

The ISIS statement did not say when the bombing occurred.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Abu Zakariya al-Britani
Somehow I didn't think his name was Bernard. Or Winston.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/21/2017 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  British in passport only!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/21/2017 5:12 Comments || Top||

#3  "I think, Jeeves, the suicide jacket.
Inshallah, I'll make quite a racket,
And blow Blandings sky-high!"
"Precisely, sir, why I
Have, sadly, neglected to pack it."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 02/21/2017 9:23 Comments || Top||


#5 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/21/2017 12:32 Comments || Top||

#6  A peace of the old sod, eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/21/2017 15:35 Comments || Top||


Kurdistan says several IS senior leader killed in operations
[Iraq News] Kurdish security authorities said Monday they killed several senior 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....
leaders in security operations in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and Kirkuk.

The region’s counter-terrorism office said it killed Islamic State’s "health minister", Salah al-Saqlawi, and other colleagues in a joint operation with the U.S.-led military coalition in Mosul, but did not specify the exact location of the operation’s target in Mosul.

Also Killed in the assault were Abu Bakr al-Shishani, a Russian national, and Abu Fatema al-Tunisi, a Tunisian national and an Islamic State senior finance official in Nineveh. The offensive killed 30 other myrmidons, according to the authorities.

In Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Kurdish authorities said a senior Islamic State leader was killed in a joint operation by Kurdish police forces and U.S.-led international coalition troops.

Eleiwi al-Hamadani, aka Abu Dhar, was killed by Kurdish homeland security forces from Erbil and coalition fighter jets.

Abu Dhar was the Islamic State’s "Zakat department" in Kirkuk’s Hawija, a body carrying the Islamic term for a mandatory charity payment, the authorities said.

Islamic State has lost many of its big shots and personnel since Iraqi government forces, backed by U.S.-led troops and volunteer militias, launched a major offensive in October 2016 to retake the city of Mosul, IS’s biggest stronghold in Iraq which fell to the bully boy group in 2014. It has also been swept with internal disputes related to combat, and many of its members were either reported assassinated or executed for slacking combat performance.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


PMUs take over last village on Mosul-Tal Afar route, police kill 9 militants
[Iraq News] al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) recaptured on Monday the last village on the road between western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and the strategic town of Tal Afar from 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....
murderous Moslems.

The force’s media service said it took over the village of Sahaji, effectively cutting out the last road linking IS stronghold of Tal Afar with western Mosul. The outlet said earlier on Monday that 23 Lions of Islam were killed in a PMU bombardment near Tal Afar.

Also on Monday, Federal Police service said in a statement the forces killed nine Islamic State murderous Moslems, defused four explosive barrels and seized 50 projectiles belonging to the group while advancing to al-Bouseif hills.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a brief announcement on Sunday that security forces launched an operation to retake the western side of Mosul, Islamic State murderous Moslems’ largest stronghold in Iraq which the group took over in 2014. He said on January 24th that government forces, backed by popular militias and U.S.-led coalition troops, had cleared the whole of the eastern region from Lions of Islam after more than three months of fighting.

Recapturing Mosul would represent the strongest blow to Islamic State’s proclaimed "Islamic Caliphate".
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi troops invade IS-occupied military base west of Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces invaded on Monday an Iraqi military base that has been under 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....
bully boys’ control in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, an army officer said.

Maj. Ali Mohsen, from the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Forces, said in press statements that the forces, backed by Federal Police troops, invaded Monday the Gozlani camp, the army’s biggest military facility in Mosul, predicting the area to be retaken within hours.

According to Mohsen, 25 Islamic State members were killed as the force marched toward the camp, and managed to deactivate booby-traps the group had placed on the road to the camp, which stretches alongside the Mosul Airport, another major target on the forces’ battle plan.

Iraqi forces, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), had earlier retaken the Bou Saif village, which is adjacent to the camp.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday that security forces launched an operation to retake the western side of Mosul, Islamic State bully boys’ largest stronghold in Iraq which the group took over in 2014. He said on January 24th that government forces, backed by popular militias and U.S.-led coalition troops, had cleared the whole of the eastern region from Death Eaters after more than three months of fighting.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish army says killed 34 Kurdish militants in air strikes in northern Iraq
[Iraq News] Turkish warplanes launched air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on Monday, killing 34 forces of Evil in two separate bombardments, the military said.

The strikes targeted forces of Evil in Iraq’s Zap region and were conducted shortly after midnight and before noon, the military said in a statement.

PKK bad boys, who have fought a three-decade insurgency 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, have camps in the mountains of northern Iraq, where they have been regularly hit by Turkish warplanes since a two-year ceasefire collapsed in July 2015.

More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including several thousand since the fighting resumed after the ceasefire.

The PKK, which Turkey has blamed for multiple deadly kabooms in cities over the last year, is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Army says foiled IS attack in western Anbar, killed 7 militants
[Iraq News] Iraqi army forces held off an attack by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eaters on Monday at western Anbar, an army commander said in statements.

Brig. Gen. Nawman al-Zawbai, commander of the army’s 7th division, said the forces, backed by tribal troops, foiled an attack by IS on Kabisa, a region that have been under government and tribal troops control since it was released from the Lion of Islam group in early 2016. He said the forces killed seven of the attackers and maimed four others.

Anbar’s western regions still host some Islamic State strongholds that sustain occasional bombardments by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition fighter jets. There has not been an officially-declared military campaign to free those regions, but the province’s military command launched a brief assault early January that managed to recapture some western villages before stopping again. It is believed that the Iraqi government will not aim at western Anbar before its forces are done with retaking djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Islamic State’s biggest bastion in Iraq where security forces have been battling the group since mid October.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


IED blast kills civilian, wounds 4 in western Baghdad
[Iraq News] One civilian was killed and four others were maimed Monday when an bomb went off west of Baghdad, according to Iraqi security sources.

Alsumaria News quoted the sources as saying that the device went kaboom! near a popular market in al-Nasr wal Salam area in Abu Gharib, west of the capital.

Violence surged in Iraq with the emergence 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....
Lions of Islam who took over large areas of the country in 2014. Baghdad has been witnessing almost daily bombings targeting civilians and security personnel.

Nobody has grabbed credit yet for the bombings, but IS Lions of Islam have said they had been responsible for several bloody kabooms and attacks that hit the capital in the past months, bringing the governorate municipal and security officials under critics’ fire.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


7 civilians dead, wounded as Islamic State drones fall down in western Mosul
[Iraq News] Seven non-combatants were killed and maimed on Monday when drones guided by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eaters suddenly fell down on a residential area in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, security sources said as Iraqi government forces push to recapture the area from IS.

Alsumaria News quoted a security source as saying that the drones were supplied with explosives, and were bound to battle hotspots where Iraqi government forces began operations against the group on Sunday. The incident left one young man and one child dead, and caused injuries to five others, including two women, the source added.

Islamic State has increased the use of bomb-laden drones to target civilians and Iraqi security forces in eastern Mosul, the area which the Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition aircraft and popular militias recaptured late January after three months of fighting.

The source, however, said the intensity of drone attacks by Islamic State had receded recently.

Iraqi joint forces, backed by Popular Mobilization Units, are struggling to clear Iraq’s second largest city and Islamic State’s largest urban stronghold in Iraq. International coalition generals had projected the city to be fully retaken within six months.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Those Radio Shack remote controllers must not be too hard to hack...
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/21/2017 0:27 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Two rockets from Sinai hit southern Israel, IDF says
[IsraelTimes] Two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula struck an open field in southern Israel on Monday morning, the army said.

No one was injured and no damage was caused by the missiles, the army said.

The rockets hit the Eshkol region, which borders southern Gazoo and the northeastern tip of the Sinai Peninsula.

A police bomb disposal unit found one of them near the community of Naveh, near the Egyptian border. A second sapper team was on its way to the location of the other rocket, police said.

The incoming rocket alert system was not activated as the projectiles were not headed toward a populated area.

No group took credit for the rocket attack, but the incident came hours after 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....
in Sinai accused Israel of killing five of its members in an Arclight airstrike.

According to Amaq news agency, an official media arm of the terror group, an Israeli drone struck a car with five Islamic State members in a village in the northern Sinai near the Egypt-Israel border on Saturday.

Man arrested carrying knife, admits terrorist intentions

[Ynet] Paleostinian police nabbed
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
a suspicious man in the Gilboa crossing. The officers than frisked him and found a knife on his person.

During an investigation afterwards the man admitted to his intent to stab an Israeli as part of a terrorism attack.
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#1  Begging for another drone visit
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Arab Israeli charged with planning TA bus bombing, teaching IS how to make nerve gas
[IsraelTimes] Anas Haj Yihya allegedly intended to blow up bus full of soldiers on Dizengoff Street on behalf of Islamic State.

An Arab Israeli man was charged with planning terror attacks on behalf 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, including bus bombings directed against IDF soldiers, according to an indictment filed against him on Monday. He also allegedly distribute information to IS members on how to create a deadly nerve gas.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/21/2017 01:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Upon searching his house, Sherlocks found pictures of military gear and improvised bombs, as well as the "Detailed Guide for Jihadi Fighters," a manual used by Islamic State terrorists,
Jihadi Pron
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS branch in the Golan takes control of additional areas in the vicinity of the Israeli border
[Ynet] The ISIS branch in the Golan has expanded its control in the coastal region of the Yarmuch, which is in the tri-border area of Israel, Syria and Jordan.

According to the report by the Amaq News Agency, which is identified with the terror organization, the Khalid ibn al-Walid army attacked the rebel factions in the area and captured four more villages and a strategically located hill in the south of the Golan.
Update from The Times of Israel at 3:10 p.m. ET:
An 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....
-affiliated group on Monday captured territory in south-western Syria, near the convergence of the Israeli and Jordanian borders, after launching a surprise attack on more moderate rebel fighters near the Golan Heights.

The Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army used dozens of armored personnel carriers and several tanks in a dawn attack against positions held by the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
, rebel sources said, according to Rooters.

"In a surprise attack, Islamic State made an attack on positions held by the Free Syrian Army FSA groups which no one expected to happen so fast," Colonel Ismail Ayoub, a Syrian opposition army defector, said.

Jordanian army units on the border were ordered to assume a heightened state of readiness, a Jordanian security source said; kabooms from the battle could be heard across the border.

The fighters gained control of several villages and a large town -- Tasil, Sahem el-Golan, Adwan, and Tel Jamoua -- that lie about 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from the Israeli border on the Golan Heights. The area is close to where the Israeli, Jordanian, and Syrian borders converge, near the Yarmouk River. They later lost some of the territory in a counterattack by the Southern Front groups, an ally of the FSA that runs its operations from a command center in Jordan.

In Tasil, the largest town captured, where there are tens of thousands of people displaced by the war, the gunnies were said to have executed several people.

FSA rebels are reportedly expecting to receive supplies of arms from Jordan in the coming weeks as they continue to fight against IS and to try to bring down the Syrian regime.

Rooters reported that earlier in February the Jordanian air force said it bombed myrmidon targets, destroying a boom-mobile factory, barracks, and an ammunition depot.

In November 2016, a short exchange of gunfire between the Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army and Israeli troops ended with an IDF Arclight airstrike that killed four myrmidons. No IDF soldiers were maimed in the incident.

A nearly six-year-long civil war in Syria that began as an attempt to overthrow Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
The Scourge of Hama...
has, in the southwestern area of the country, descended into a contest for territory between several rival militias, IS, and the Syrian army. Russia and Iran have given military support to Assad, while a US-led coalition is backing moderate rebel groups in their battles to defeat more extreme fighters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/21/2017 01:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


First video emerges of captive French ISIS militant
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian activists said on Sunday that the factions that participated in an operation near the city of al-Bab, captured a krazed killer responsible for the recruitment of young Europeans in ISIS named Jonathan Jeffrey, known as Abu Ibrahim al-Francy (Abu Ibrahim the French).

The 34-year-old French ISIS member appeared in a video where he was believed to be answering questions from a Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
member. He said that he arrived to Syria two years ago, entering from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
In his answers, the man said that he is married and is from Toulouse
...lies on the banks of the River Garonne, half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The Toulouse metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in La Belle France...
in La Belle France.
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Syrian Democratic Forces expel ISIS from four villages east Raqqa, rescue dozens of civilians
[ARA] The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday seized more ground in eastern Raqqa, pushing Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s (ISIS) holy warriors out of four more villages.

The Kurdish-led SDF troops captured the villages of Fatatish, Bir, Shamari and Shwehan in the eastern countryside of Raqqa Governorate in northeastern Syria, after festivities with ISIS murderous Moslems.

"At least 20 ISIS bad boyz were potted in the festivities on Sunday, before the group was forced to withdraw from these villages," SDF officer Habun Osman told ARA News.

The progress comes as part of the SDF-led Third Phase of the Euphrates Wrath Operation for Raqqa.

The SDF has also rescued dozens of civilians that were used by ISIS as human shields in eastern Raqqa.

"66 civilians were freed from the terror group on Sunday," the SDF official said.
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Four Russian Servicemen Killed, Two Wounded in Car Blast in Syria
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Four Russian servicemen were killed and two maimed when a boom-mobile exploded on February 16, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

"Russian military medics are fighting to save their lives," the ministry said in a statement.

The vehicle was part of a motorcade transporting Syrian troops with the Russian military advisers from the Tiyas airbase to the city of Homs, when the mine detonated 2.5 miles away from the point of departure.

On December 5, Death Eaters of the so-called Syrian opposition attacked a Russian mobile military hospital in Aleppo, killing two Russian military medics and wounding one. Local residents also sustained wounds.

On June 16, Russian Sergeant Andrei Timoshenkov died in hospital a day after he had entered into a battle against jacket wallahs while guarding a humanitarian aid distribution point in Homs province. The soldier opened fire on one of three vehicles filled with explosives and stopped it, receiving lethal injuries in an kaboom.
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Syrian Army Kills 37 ISIL Terrorists in Hama
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian Army and Armed Forces units continued targeting turbans from ISIS, al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
, and other terror groups affiliated to them in several areas in the country, killing scores of turbans and destroying their vehicles.

Hama
Scores of ISIS bad boyz were potted and injured in the army operations against their gatherings and movement axes in the countryside of Hama province.

SANA news hound said Monday that the army air force carried out a series of Arclight airstrikes on the ISIS terrorists’ positions in Hammade Omar village, about 40 km east of Salamiyeh city.

The source added that the army operation destroyed a weapons and ammunition depot and killed 8 terrorists, among them Omar Mohammad al-Sabha, Omar al-Omar, Saif al-Khaled, Sattam al-Hassan, Samer al-Oqla and Kharfan al-Obeid in addition to injuring 5 others.

The army air force targeted ISIS convoys on Aqirbat- al-Qasatel roundabout in the eastern countryside of the province, killing 29 turbans and destroying 6 of their heavy machinegun-equipped vehicles.

The army air force also destroyed an ISIS tank and a bulldozer in the village of Souha, in Salamiyeh eastern countryside.

Deir Ezzor
Army units, backed by the army air force, downed a radio-controlled airplane for ISIS terrorist organization and eliminated a number of its members in Deir Ezzor and its countryside.

SANA news hound said that the army units defending Deir Ezzor military airport downed an ISIS radio-controlled airplane laden with bombs.

The source added that another army unit destroyed ISIS fortifications in the surrounding of al-Maqaber in the southern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city and in al-Jafra in the eastern countryside of the province.

The army targeted an ISIS vehicles’ gathering in al-Heraj area in al-Husseiniyeh village in the northern countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

Other army units thwarted an attack by ISIS turbans on the Panorama area and destroyed their gatherings and hotbeds in al-Maqaber area, the Old Airport, al-Hamidiyeh and al-Sinaa neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.

Sweida
An army unit carried out military operation against ISIS gathering in the surrounding of al-Rashideh village, about 38 km east of Sweida city in the southern province.

A military source told SANA Monday that an army unit destroyed a number of ISIS terrorists’ vehicles, leaving a number of them dead or injured, about 12 km east of al-Rashideh village.

Homs
The army units in cooperation with the supporting forces established full control over al-Turfa Asharkiyah village in al-Bayarat region in Homs eastern countryside, a military source told SANA on Sunday.

The source added that the military operations in the region resulted in eliminating a number of ISIS turbans and destroyed many of their vehicles, fortifications and ammunition.

In the eastern countryside of the province, an army unit eliminated all members of ISIS terrorist group in al-Bardeh area in Homs countryside and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

Daraa
An army unit thwarted a terrorist attack launched by al-Nusra turbans who attempted to target a military point with a vehicle rigged with explosives in al-Manshia neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city.

SANA’s correspondent in Daraa said that an army unit destroyed a vehicle loaded with large amounts of explosives that was being driven by a jacket wallah before it reached a military points about 150 meters east al-Manshia Mosque in Daraa al-Balad.

The news hound added that another army unit destroyed a tank during operations against the movements of a terrorist group affiliated to al-Nusra in al-Manshia neighborhood.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Hezbollah Soldiers Topping Qalamoun Snowy Mountains to Protect Lebanon from Takfiri Terrorists
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Islamic Resistance soldiers deployed in the snowy area of Qalamoun in Damascus countryside are still exemplifying the lofty aspects of sacrifice for the sake of their country and people.

A group of brave youths left their warm houses in various Lebanese towns and headed towards the cold mountains in the border area of Qalamoun to fight and eventually defeat the terrorist takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
groups there.

Al-Manar news hound visited the sites of Hezbollah soldiers, who controlled Qalamoun towns and most of its barrens, and documented few of the scenes of courage, faith and sacrifice.
Posted by: Fred || 02/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  "Hey, Al-Manar? You got some on your nose and chin. Here's a Kleenex"
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