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ISIS destroys shrines, Shiite mosques in Mosul
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under:

Taliban Insurgents, Border Police Killed in Paktia Clash
[Tolo News] At least 38 Taliban Death Eaters and two border coppers were killed in festivities in southern Paktia province on Friday night, local officials said.

The clash took place in Dand-e Patan district of the province after Afghan and Pak Taliban Death Eaters attacked a border police outpost, said Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, a front man for the border police.

"The bodies of Pak Taliban Death Eater's were seen on the ground," he said.

There were no civilian casualties during the festivities, he added.
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

Taleban sets dozens of fuel trucks on fire in Kabul
Taleban militants set fire to dozens of fuel trucks, which they claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan, in an attack on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said on Saturday. The fire triggered by a bomb set ablaze tankers waiting to enter the city in a parking lot west of the Afghan capital overnight.

"At around 10:30 pm last night, dozens of fuel tankers belonging to private companies caught fire," Hashmat Stanikzai, Kabul police spokesman told AFP. "No one can come close to them since the fire is still raging at the scene."

No casualties were reported as fire fighters tried to control the fire in the morning, he added.

Gul Aghan Hashimi the Crime Investigation Director of Kabul police said "it was a magnetic bomb that caused the fuel tankers to catch on fire," adding that the trucks belonged to private companies. However, it was unclear whether the trucks were supplying fuel to NATO.

A NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces spokesman told AFP they were "looking into the incident to determine if any of the fuel destroyed in Chawk-e Arghandi last night was intended for use by ISAF forces."

Taleban militants who have been regularly attacking western supply convoys in Afghanistan, claimed the responsibility.

"Our brave Sir Robin Mujahideen fighters in a special tactic have set ablaze hundreds of fuel tankers in the west of Kabul, which were supplying fuel and food for foreign forces," Taleban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said a statement.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Renewed fighting breaks out near Qoryoley
Somewhere near Qoryoley, wherever the hell that is -- An intense confrontation which resulted in severe fatalities such as casualties and losses erupted between co-allied Somali National Army soldiers and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces against Al-Shabaab on the outskirts of Qoryoley district.

The physical conflict was initiated after fighters from the Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group Al-Shabaab, launched a guerilla-style attack on the joint AMISOM and government troops on the periphery of the district in the Lower Shabelle region.

Despite the precise numbers of fatalities not being specified yet, locals residing near the town have told Shabelle that the atmosphere and security situation in the area is mounted with strong tension in the environment.

The Qoryoley District Commissioner, Mohamed Haji Osman, reported to Shabelle that the confrontation was contained almost immediately after the battle broke out whereby several of the terrorist insurgents were killed by the government soldiers.

Neighborhoods under the Qoryoley district in the Lower Shabelle region are among ones in which frequent fights and battles break out often between AMISOM and Somali National Army against the Al-Shabaab terrorist group.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Car kaboom near parliament building in Mogadishu
Several people were killed when a powerful suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said. AlQaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a surge of attacks in Mogadishu during Islam's holy month of Ramadhan.

"A car loaded with explosives was intercepted near the parliament and it went off. There are casualties but we don't have details so far," police official Mohamed Idle told AFP. He confirmed a suicide bomber was in the car.

Police and witnesses at the scene said three police officers and the suicide bomber died in the blast.

"I saw the dead bodies of three police and the severed body parts of what looked like the suicide bomber under the wreckage of the detonated car. The police sealed off the area and all civilians were ordered to leave," said eyewitness Ahmed Malin.

Several other witnesses said they saw ambulances taking away the wounded, most of them civilians collected from the scene of the explosion. Abdikarim Jirow, another witness, said around nine wounded persons have been carried out of the attack scene.

An AFP photographer saw around 13 wounded civilians, seven of them internally displaced people who lived at a camp near the attack scene.

The al Shabaab said they were responsible and vowed their attacks would continue.

"We killed more than a dozen so-called police members after sacrificial attack at the main entrance of parliament buildings," Abdulaziz Abu Musab, military spokesman of the al Shabaab, told AFP. "We want to tell them that the MPs are not safe anywhere in Mogadishu. By the grace of Allah more attacks will come and continue."
Posted by: Steve White || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria army says killed 53 Boko Haram Takfiris
[Iran Press TV] The Nigerian army says it has killed more than 50 members of the 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...
...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...
group after it repulsed an assault on a military base in a northeastern town.

Nigeria's Director of Defense Information Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement on Saturday that some 53 Boko Haram members had been killed after they engaged in a shootout with Nigerian forces in the northeastern town of Damboa on Friday night.

According to the statement, five soldiers and a senior military officer were also killed in the fire fight.

Nigerian police said earlier that Boko Haram attacked the Damboa base in the Borno state with rocket-propelled grenades.
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Suicide bomber kills five outside Nigerian mosque
[ARABNEWS] A jacket wallah targeting worshippers at a mosque in a remote village in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
killed five people and maimed dozens, a security source said on Saturday, in an area where Lions of Islam are mounting attacks almost daily. The source, who declined to be named, said Mohammedans in the village of Konduga were observing Friday prayers when the pick-up truck approached. A local vigilante group stopped the truck to inspect it and the bomber then detonated the bomb a few meters away from the mosque, he said. Witness Mohammadu Sheriff said he had seen the vigilantes conducting checks on a pick-up van carrying firewood.

"Suddenly it went kaboom!," he told Rooters on phone. "It would have been more devastating if the bomber had succeeded in driving near the mosque, which had over a thousand people in it."

The Death Eater group 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...
has killed many thousands since launching an uprising in 2009, and several hundred in the past two months, as it has stepped up a campaign against civilians in the northeast. The kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram from the village of Chibok in April made world headlines. Despite pledges of Western support and promises by President Goodluck Jonathan
... 14th President of Nigeria. He was Governor of Bayelsa State from 9 December 2005 to 28 May 2007, and was sworn in as Vice President on 29 May 2007. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). He is a lover of nifty hats, which makes him easily recognizable unless someone else in the room is wearing a neat chapeau...
to free them, they remain in captivity.

A spate of bombings across the north and center of Nigeria in the past three months has also demonstrated the rebels' ability to strike outside of their northeastern stronghold.
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Two militants blow themselves up in southern Saudi Arabia
Two suspected Al Qaeda militants blew themselves up on Saturday after being trapped inside a government building in southern Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry said, following an attack on a border post with Yemen that also killed four security men.

An Interior Ministry spokesman said the pair were part of a group of six Al Qaeda militants who attacked the Wadia border post on Friday from Yemen. Three of the militants were killed on Friday and a fourth was captured after being injured.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, has long viewed its 1,800km border with impoverished, conflict-ridden Yemen as a major security problem and has been building a fence to deter militants and criminals.
But fences don't work. The Democrats tell us that all the time...
Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Al Turki said security forces surrounded the two men in the second floor of the local intelligence service building in Al Sharurah area after they had forced their way into the building on Friday. They were invited to surrender.
"Throw yer rods in the dirt and git yer mitts in da air, or its coitains for youse guys!"
“At an early hour this morning... the two attackers resorted to blowing themselves up,” Turki said in remarks carried by state news SPA.
"You'll never take us alive, flatfeet!"
Saudi-owned Al Arabia television earlier reported that the militants had put up “stiff resistance” to security forces surrounding them, firing automatic weapons and hurling grenades at security forces, but there were no reports of casualties.
Typical for that part of the world...
Turki said Friday’s attack began when six militants in a car with licence plates from an unspecified Gulf Arab country arrived at the Wadia checkpoint in the Empty Quarter desert area, which links Yemen’s Hadramout province with Saudi Arabia.

The militants shot and killed the commander of a Saudi border patrol and seized his car. They made their way inside Saudi territory towards Al Sharurah. Security forces engaged the militants in the second car, killing three and capturing the fourth. The militants also killed two other security men during the clash, Turki said.

Saudi media had earlier said the six were all Saudi nationals. Turki said authorities were conducting tests to determine the identities of the militants.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Saudi Arabia and Pakistan must have the highest percentage of sunni jihadis.
Posted by: Thusosh Untervehr8552 || 07/06/2014 5:57 Comments || Top||

#2  That's like saying China has the highest percentage of Han.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/06/2014 9:29 Comments || Top||

Militants attack Yemen-Saudi border post
Officials say militants have targeted a border post between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in an attack that left two soldiers and three of the gunmen dead.
Better work on that fence, Mahmoud...
Yemen's official news agency says a suicide car bomber struck the Yemeni side of the border post in the Al Wadia area on Friday, killing one Yemeni soldier and wounding another. Saba says other gunmen then fled in two cars toward Saudi Arabia after border guards opened fire.

Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al Turki says that Saudi guards exchanged fire with gunmen in the same area, killing three of them and arresting another. He says a Saudi border guard commander was killed.

Saba linked the attack to Al Qaida, but weapons smugglers and human traffickers also are active in the area.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

Zarb-i-Azb: Five suspected militants killed in NWA airstrikes
[DAWN] Five suspected hard boyz were killed and five Death Eater hideouts were destroyed early on Saturday as jet fighters pounded parts of the North Wazoo tribal region.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),on facing fire and opposition from inside the Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
town and Boya village, air strikes were launched to eliminate Death Eaters.

Five Death Eater hideouts, caves and a huge cache of arms and ammunition were also destroyed and scores of hard boyz were killed in early morning air strikes.

Most of the hard boyz killed in the strikes were reportedly Uzbeks.

...back at the barn, Bossy's udder had begun to ache...
a security personnel was killed and two others injured in an kaboom near the Spinwam security check post.

According to military sources, more troops have been deployed in the area to enhance the security after the kaboom.

One soldier was also killed when an improvised bomb (IED) went kaboom! during a clearance operation in the morning.

Earlier today, sources had said that suspected Death Eater hideouts in Daigan, Poikhel and Muhammadkhel areas were targeted and destroyed during Arclight airstrikes.

So far more than 400 suspected Death Eaters, mostly foreigners, have been killed during the operation while at least 19 IED-making factories have also been unearthed by security forces in parts of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.

Insiders said most of the houses in Miranshah contained IEDs and most of the roads in the area were planted with explosives and landmines.

A high level officer privy to the developments in the military operation claimed that imported muscle of all origins had made the locals hostage.

The officer added that during search operations security forces recovered literature and flags of different international Death Eater organizations, including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), the Uighurs etc.
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  NWA starring Eazy E disbanded in 1990 after his death from aids. We honor them as the father of gangster rap./sarc off
Posted by: borgboy || 07/06/2014 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  lulz - I think the same everytime I see NWA
Posted by: Frank G || 07/06/2014 7:30 Comments || Top||

#3  lulz0rz
Posted by: borgboy || 07/06/2014 13:23 Comments || Top||

Policeman shot dead in Sohrab Goth
[DAWN] A police constable was rubbed out in Sohrab Goth on Friday morning, officials said.

They added that Allah Dino Mahar, 35, was taking water for his flat in Maymar Complex when gunnies opened fire on him and fled.

The police said he was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he was given medical treatment. Doctor said he had sustained two gunshot wounds in the neck and shoulder. After being provided with first aid, he was rushed to a private hospital on National Stadium Road where he died during treatment, the officials added.

They added that the victim hailed from Gambat in Khairpur district and was posted in the Garden police headquarters.

The police were investigating motive for the murder, said Sohrab Goth SHO Shoaib Ahmed.
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under:

Two killed in kaboom outside mosque in Karachi
[DAWN] KARACHI: A kaboom outside a mosque on New Preedy Street in Saddar on Friday noon killed at least two people and injured two others, according to police and hospital officials.

One of the two deceased or both might be transporting the improvised bomb attached with steel nails on a cycle of violence when it went kaboom! due to mishandling, believed police sources.

The bomb, weighing between two and four kilograms, went kaboom! due to 'mishandling' according to initial report of investigation, 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...
police chief Ghulam Qadir Thebo told Dawn.

He said it seemed that the mosque, Jamia Masjid Muhajir Makki, and its neighbouring seminary, Mahd-ul-Irshad Islami Madressah, were not the actual target.

The police sources said that the possible target could be the nearby rally of a religious group, Jamaatud Da'awa, and the bomb went kaboom! on a moving cycle of violence due to some mishandling.

A police official who wished not to be named also told Dawn that the possible target could be a rally organised by Jamaatud Da'awa at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, as its offices and properties had been recently targeted with planted bombs at Nipa, old Sabzi Mandi and Gulshan-e-Hadeed. The blast was so powerful that it damaged the glasses of the unused multi-storey Parking Plaza across the road and destroyed two motorbikes.

CID police counter-terror chief Raja Umer Khattab said that it emerged during the initial investigation that it was not suicide kaboom. "No suicide jacket was found at the blast site," he said.

He said the police Sherlocks were treating both the dear departed as possible suspects, because the bodies were badly damaged and both sustained wounds caused by kaboom on their right side of the bodies.

"It is yet to be ascertained as to whether they were riding separate motorbikes or one motorbike," the CID chief added.

Identity of the dear departed

"We received one body in fragmented pieces while the other body though badly damaged was intact," said police surgeon Dr Jalil Qadir.

He said the right arm as well as the right side of the head and brain substance were missing. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
the body's left side was intact that could help the Sherlocks to identify him.

The other body, which was relatively in a better position despite fractured limbs and chest and abdomen exposed, was identified as that of Abdul Fatah Dahiri, because the face was intact and recognisable.

The police said one of the dear departed was identified as Abdul Fatah Dahiri, originally hailing from Daulatpur, Nawabshah, and resident of Khandu Goth, Nazimabad. They quoted his wife as telling the police that he used to leave home in the morning as he dealt in mobile phones and return home at night.

a woman is only as old as she admits...
a hospital official said the brother of the dear departed who arrived at the JPMC mortuary to receive the body told the hospital administration that Dahiri ran a video shop in Khandu Goth.


An official at the Brigade cop shoppe said one of the destroyed motorbikes was owned by a resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Amir Sultan, and the police Sherlocks were trying to ascertain as to whether the other motorbike belonged to him or to the critically maimed, Maqsood, who was riding it.

Maqsood was being operated upon at the JPMC where he was not in a position to speak, he said.

The other maimed person was identified as Mohammed Khan, a fruit vendor, who was discharged from hospital after being given first aid. He told the police that he was selling fruit to car riders when he heard the kaboom.

Blast site

The area was cordoned off following the blast. There was a crowd of onlookers besides ambulances and media crew at the scene. With the impact of the blast, windows of the Parking Plaza across the road were broken.

Blood-stained mangoes were spread over the road outside Jamia Masjid Muhajir Makki (named after Haji Imdadmullah Muhajir Makki) and Madressah Mahd-ul-Irshad Islami (named after Maulana Irshad Ahmed Shaheed) after the blast.

"Look at all the pieces of flesh scattered all over the place. We found a human skull stuck to the wall there," said a Chhipa volunteer, Abdul Hameed.

"This can only happen to the one carrying the bomb," he said.

Besides the two motorbikes, a dark green Cultus showered in blood was parked near the blast site.

The car belonged to two brothers, Mohammad Saad and Adnan, who weren't sure what they should do about it. "I'm manager at a Meezan Bank branch nearby. My brother and I only stopped for a few minutes here to buy some fruit for Iftar when the blast occurred. We just got down. Now we have gathered some courage to come forward and ask the officers here if we can take our car," said Mr Saad, while speaking to Dawn.

His brother, Adnan, said that they were also hesitant to come forward as they wondered if they would be included in the suspects somehow.

Mohammad Asif, a resident of Lines Area, said he rushed to the location on hearing the blast. "Everyone was running helter-skelter. These surveillance cameras if they are working must have recorded the entire thing," he said.

Outside the mortuary

Mohammad Azeem, a KKF ambulance driver outside the mortuary of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, said that the bodies were in pieces and beyond recognition. "There is a fruit vendor whose remains they have been put together to identify him and there is the fellow with whose motorbike perhaps the bomber collided. His torso and legs are here with cycle of violence parts stuck in the flesh. The other parts of his body were in the cop shoppe."
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Our priest shakes hands, greets parishioners, and offers coffee and donuts after Mass. They blow everyone up outside the Mosque. Every religion has its traditions, I guess. Who am I to judge?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/06/2014 7:32 Comments || Top||

Terrorists in army uniform storm police station in Diamer
[DAWN] GILGIT: Over three dozen suspected turbans wearing Mighty Pak Army uniform stormed a cop shoppe in Diamer district on Friday morning, tied the coppers with ropes and took away weapons, uniform, wireless sets, and other valuables from the cops.

The Dodishal cop shoppe is situated a kilometer from the Karakuram Highway at the border of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
and Gilgit-Baltistan regions.

Police sources told Dawn that 36 to 40 unidentified gunnies wearing army uniform stormed the cop shoppe at about 1:30am on Friday. The sources said that only six police personnel were present at duty when the cop shoppe was attacked, adding that the assailants tied the personnel with ropes and thrashed some over resistance.

The attackers took away 10 guns, three pistols, thousands of rounds, wireless telephone sets, police uniforms and other belongings of the police personnel.

The sources said that the attackers were speaking Urdu, Pashto and Shina languages and also accused the coppers of being the puppets of America. They said that other cop shoppes of Diamer district were informed after three hours of the incident.

GB home secretary, Attaul Rahman, told Dawn that additional police force had been sent to Diamer district from Gilgit for catching the culprits and investigating the incident.

He said that Inspector General of Police, Saleem Bathi, was leading a search operation in Diamer district and adjoining areas to nab the outlaws.

Dawn tried to contact the police officials at the scene, but to no avail as the area is remote and has no communication facilities.

The region's home secretary informed that GB had requested the KP government and the security forces to help arrest the terrorists. Security at the Karakuram Highway has also been enhanced to provide protection to the travelers, he said.

Mr Rehman said that all the information would be made public once the investigation into the case completed.

This is the fourth attack to have been carried out by turbans wearing Pakistain army uniform.

In February, 18 passengers belonging to Shia sect, who were travelling on KKH from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, were bumped off in Kohistan
...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns....
district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

In a similar incident in August 2012, 19 Shia community members were bumped off at Lalusar near of Babusar Top while going to Rawalpindi from Gilgit. In June 2013, 10 foreign tourists, including one Pak guide, were killed at Nanga Parbat base camp in Diamer district.

The GB home secretary said that it seemed that the same group was involved in the latest incident.

A case against unknown attackers was registered at the Dodishal cop shoppe.
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ISIS destroys shrines, Shiite mosques in Mosul
Jihadists who overran Mosul last month have demolished ancient shrines and mosques in and around the historic northern Iraqi city, residents and social media posts said Saturday.

At least four shrines to Sunni Arab or Sufi figures have been demolished, while six Shiite mosques, or husseiniyahs, have also been destroyed, across militant-held parts of northern Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital.

Pictures posted on the Internet by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) showed the Sunni and Sufi shrines were demolished by bulldozers, while the Shiite mosques and shrines were all destroyed by explosives. The photographs were part of an online statement titled "Demolishing shrines and idols in the state of Nineveh."

Local residents confirmed that the buildings had been destroyed and that militants had occupied two cathedrals as well.

"We feel very sad for the demolition of these shrines, which we inherited from our fathers and grandfathers," said Ahmed, a 51-year-old resident of Mosul. "They are landmarks in the city."

An employee at Mosul's Chaldean cathedral said militants had occupied both it and the Syrian Orthodox cathedral in the city after finding them empty. They removed the crosses at the front of the buildings and replaced them with the Islamic State's black flag, the employee said.

Mosul, home to two million residents before the offensive, was a Middle East trading hub for centuries, its name translating loosely as "the junction." Though more recently populated mostly by Sunni Arabs, Mosul and Nineveh were also home to many Shiite Arabs as well as ethnic and religious minorities such as Kurds, Turkmen, Yazidis and other sects.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [575 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq

#1  Remember the Buddhas in Afghafistan?
Posted by: borgboy || 07/06/2014 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  there's a couple shrines down in Mecca and Medina. Just saying
Posted by: Frank G || 07/06/2014 7:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Don't think they haven't got them on the list.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/06/2014 9:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I read a deal where a rep from ISIL explicitly stated the space rock and stone throw were idoltry.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/06/2014 13:18 Comments || Top||

#5  εικονοκλάστες!!
Posted by: Odysseus || 07/06/2014 19:10 Comments || Top||

#6  These animals will have worn out their welcome shortly. They won't be here for long. They are pissing everyone off.
Posted by: gorb || 07/06/2014 19:13 Comments || Top||

#7  I dunno. I think the Russians like 'em.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/06/2014 21:03 Comments || Top||

Iran pilot killed fighting in Iraq
[ARABNEWS] An Iranian pilot has been killed while fighting in Iraq, state media reported Saturday, in what is thought to be Tehran's first military casualty during battles against Islamic State fighters.

Iran's official IRNA news agency did not say whether the pilot died while flying sorties or fighting on the ground.

It said Col. Shoja'at Alamdari Mourjani was killed while "defending" Shiite holy sites in the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad.

His death comes after Iran's declarations that it will provide its western neighbor with whatever it needs to counter the faceless myrmidons who are laying siege to the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki.

Samarra is a major flashpoint in the fighting and is home to the Shiite Al-Askari shrine which was bombed by Al-Qaeda in February 2006, sparking a bloody Sunni-Shiite sectarian war that killed tens of thousands.

The reports of the pilot's death came as Iranian officials insist their assistance is not in the form of troops, but rather of weapons and equipment if Iraq asks for them.

The Fars news agency appeared to confirm the IRNA report, publishing photos of a funeral service for the pilot on Friday in his home province of Fars, in southern Iran.

Fars did not give any details, but hinted that Alamdari Mourjani was a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, whose elite Quds Force is believed to be on the ground and assisting Iraqi forces, despite Tehran's denials.
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Groovy!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/06/2014 4:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps that Russian second hand plane simply failed. Not shot-down so what else? Pilot error?
Posted by: Clung Noodleman2080 || 07/06/2014 23:41 Comments || Top||

600 Indians to return from Iraq over next two days
[HINDUSTANTIMES] Nearly 600 Indians will return to the country from conflict-hit Iraq over the next two days. Of them, 200 will return in an Iraqi Airways special chartered flight from Najaf to Delhi on Saturday, the external affairs ministry (MEA) said.

"The return of Indians from Iraq has gathered pace," MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, as 46 Indian nurses briefly held hostage by Sunni Arab militants arrived to an emotional welcome in Kochi.

"Tonight, 200 Indian nationals will return by Iraqi Airways special chartered flight from Najaf to Delhi. In addition, in the next 48 hours, approximately another 400 Indian nationals would be returning to various destinations in India, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, through commercial flights."
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#1  "Feet - don't fail me now!"
Posted by: borgboy || 07/06/2014 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Good for India. They went the extra mile to get their people out....
Earlier reports had various nations and groups in the ME being involved in the effort. That's good diplomacy....
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 07/06/2014 7:06 Comments || Top||

#3  200 will return in an Iraqi Airways special chartered flight from Najaf to Delhi on Saturday
They printed everything needed to make this flight a target.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/06/2014 10:23 Comments || Top||

Iraq says footage purporting to show Islamic State leader is false
[IN.REUTERS] The Iraqi government said on Saturday that a video posted online purporting to show the reclusive leader of the militant group Islamic State praying in the northern city of Mosul was falsified.

Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan told Reuters that the footage posted on the Internet on Saturday allegedly showing Abu Bakr el-Baghdadi at Mosul's grand mosque was "indisputably" not him.

"We have analysed the footage ... and found it is a farce," he said.

Maan said government forces had recently wounded Baghdadi in an air strike and that he had been transferred by Islamic State militants to Syria for medical treatment. He declined to give further details and there was no way to confirm the claim independently.

The 21-minute video came after reports on social media that Baghdadi would make his first public appearance since his Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) changed its name to the Islamic State and declared him caliph - a title held by successors of the Prophet Mohammad.

Mosul, northern Iraq's biggest city, was overrun on June 10 early in an offensive that saw vast parts of Iraq's majority Sunni regions fall to the Islamic State and allied groups.

The Iraqi government has in the past made claims to have captured wanted Sunni militants only to announce later that the men were still at large.
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi breaks cover and tells followers 'we like killing our enemies'
[MIRROR.CO.UK] Evil terror boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came out of the shadows for the first time today — in a dramatic video in which he glorifies the slaughter of innocent people.

The warlord whose jihadi militants are behind hundreds of brutal killings in Syria and Iraq delivered a chilling sermon to fanatics.

His 15-minute rant was filmed at the grand mosque in the captured city of Mosul, northern Iraq.

Surrounded by henchmen and rows of Kalashnikovs, al-Baghdadi's eyes appeared lifeless.

But his words were laced with hatred as he called on all Muslims to rise up and kill those who oppose him.

"Allah likes us to kill his enemies and make jihad," he bellowed.

It was the first time the notoriously secretive and elusive leader of ISIS, now seen as more powerful and feared even than al-Qaeda chiefs, had shown his face to the world publicly.

It is believed the video was released to rebuff reports that al-Baghdadi had been injured or killed in an airstrike.

And it shows that ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), which has proclaimed a caliphate called Islamic State, is becoming more confident as it attempts to steamroller through Iraq and the Middle East.

The bloodthirsty rampage is being funded by 256million plundered from Mosul Central Bank.

Al-Baghdadi's cocksure public appearance in Iraq's second city contrasts with former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who hid his location when recording messages.

Wearing a black turban and robe, al-Baghdadi — who claims to be descended from the Prophet Mohammed — is filmed slowly climbing stairs to a balcony, above which flies the black flag of the Islamic State.

Text on the video calls him: "Caliph Ibrahim, Emir of the faithful in the Islamic State."

Al-Baghdadi used a a small twig to clean his teeth before launching into his speech — made during the first Friday prayers of Ramadan.

He urged the world's Muslims to join the cause. Under his direction, the Islamic world would be returned to "dignity, might, rights and leadership", the self-anointed "Caliph Ibrahim" announced.

Praising Sunni jihadists who have slaughtered thousands of rival Shia Muslims, beheading some, he called for the fight to continue and went on: "God has granted your brothers the Mujahideen victory and conquest after years of patience.

"The establishment of a caliphate is an obligation. The religion cannot be in place unless the sharia (law) is established. I am your leader, though I am not the best of you, so if you see that I am right, support me, and if you see that I am wrong, advise me."

The video was released on a website known to be used by ISIS. Sources in Baghdad said it was genuine.

It spread rapidly across jihadi websites after it was posted online. Many militants took to social media to praise al-Baghdadi's message and issue further threats. One, Abu Bakr al-Janab, wrote: "He gave the most honest speech and promises."

Experts believe ISIS has surpassed al-Qaeda as the world's most dangerous Islamic group and its success has proved attractive to foreign jihadists, including many from Britain.

As many as 500 Britons may have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the ranks of ISIS. The Government fears many will return to the UK after being trained in terror.

The group's takeover of Mosul last month sent shockwaves through the international community.

And it instantly made ISIS the world's richest terror group.

Al-Baghdadi is not believed to have appeared on video before and there are just two known photographs, one dating from his time in a US detention camp in Iraq from 2005 to 2009.

On his release into Iraqi custody, he reportedly told US officials: "I'll see you in New York."

Other Sunni Muslim leaders dismissed al-Baghdadi's declaration of a caliphate and accused him of violating Islamic law.
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#1  Admitting to be a psychopath? Interesting.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/06/2014 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Admitting to be a psychopath?

Mustn't be a cultural bigot, 3dc.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/06/2014 4:21 Comments || Top||

#3  The lifeless eyes and the fiery rhetoric...

I still remember those videos OBL would release in which he would sit and smirk as he preached all kinds of horror and mayhem for the West...

Yep, he is claiming to be a descendent to give himself a claim of leadership. I wonder if he used the same lawyer the ONE used?

Of course, that is the problem with Islam, no central authority. You have all of these tin hat nutjobs and fanatics out there spouting all kinds of nonsense and no central religious authority to step in and provide adult leadership. My problem with Islam is the fact that some illiterate goat herder can put on a robe and a turban and start preaching, without any knowledge, and advocate outrageous practices and people will follow him...
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 07/06/2014 11:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Like Big Mo. And this guy, named after Mo's boyfriend and the caliph's capital, stage name or not seems interested in living up to its meaning.

IMHO these groups who revel the butcher show up in history more often than we would like to believe and that access to technology has given those interested in civilization a better field against those who are born and raised to kill or enslave others, the animal man. Sort of a Greeks vs. Centaurs if you will.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/06/2014 16:37 Comments || Top||

#5  "I am your Leader ... Support me ... Advise me" . Can't damn him for his honesty to his followers.

Sorry to say it, but widin ths cope of his statement, Al-Baghdadi is actually being more closer to Jesus andor John Wayne, etc. than far too many Non-Muslim contemporary politicians.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 07/06/2014 20:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Such honesty + related may be summed up as the greatest single reason the US-West could lose to the Global Jihad.

Besides the Bammer = US-West/JudeoChristianity helping the Global Jihad go Nukulaar anyway in their rabid zeal for OWG-NWO + Globalism-Socialism.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 07/06/2014 20:44 Comments || Top||

Confession from one of six arrested in revenge killing
[Jpost] Four days after the alleged revenge killing of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir convulsed the nation, one of the six unidentified Jewish extremists arrested early Sunday morning in the brutal murder confessed to the crime.

According to numerous sources, the unidentified suspects made the confession during questioning by Shin Bet security agents. While details of the arrests and investigation remain largely unknown due to a court-sanctioned gag order, hours after their arrests a Petah Tikva court ruled that five of the suspects be held for an additional eight days.

According to Channel 2, one of the suspects is cooperated with police and has incriminated his accomplices.

Following the arrests, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch condemned the suspects.

"The State of Israel is a country that abides by, and enforces the law, and will continue to take determined action against all those who violate the law," the statement read. "I ask that everyone show responsibility and work to prevent further disturbances."

Aharonovitch continued: "This was a shocking and unacceptable act which any sane person, certainly in a strong and democratic country such as the State of Israel, must strongly condemn." Abu Khdeir's murder set off a chain of riots throughout east Jerusalem, with residents demanding vengeance against suspected Israeli killers.
Ynet adds:
The six suspects are suspected of affiliation with a terror organization, membership in an illegal movement, murder of a juvenile, criminal conspiracy, possession of weapons and ammunition and conducting a racially motivated crime.

The investigation revealed that the murder of the Paleostinian teen by the suspects was premeditated, and that they had arrived at Beit Hanina last Wednesday early in the morning and kidnapped and murdered Abu Khdeir.

The main piece of evidence is the vehicle used by the suspects for the kidnapping, which police located, and that was also captured by security cameras in the area.
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Gaza Air Smackdown in Effect
It appears that Israel is finally be (sic) attacking Gaza in retaliation for all the mortars and rockets launched over the past few days.

On Saturday, Gazan rockets targeted the city of Be’er Sheva. One of the rockets was shot down by the Iron Dome system.

Citizens as far away as Be’er Sheva and Ashdod are reporting hearing explosions and the ground shaking as Israeli Air Force planes launch missiles at targets in Gaza.

3:16 AM: Multiple targets were reported hit, no one was injured in the IAF attacks, but significant damage is reported.

Khan Younis, north Gaza, Rafiach and central Gaza are reportedly being hit by the Israel Air Force.

A Fajr missile storage facility was destroyed, a weapons production facility was destroyed,and a Hamas facility was hit hard. A tunnel near Rafiach was also destroyed.

4:06 AM No Hamas terrorists have been reported killed in any of the strikes.

4:08 AM IDF Spokesman reports that IAF jets hit 10 terror targets in Gaza.
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#1  G-D bless Israel.
Posted by: borgboy || 07/06/2014 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  4:06 AM No Hamas terrorists have been reported killed in any of the strikes.

Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/06/2014 2:14 Comments || Top||

#3  There are no Hamas terrorists - only florists and pet store workers.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/06/2014 13:30 Comments || Top||

In Jerusalem, Sporadic Clashes Continue Into The Night
[IsraelTimes] Violent protests continued into the early morning hours of Sunday in Jerusalem as angry Paleostinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli police at multiple sites in the capital.

The protests have been escalating for days, since the brutal kidnapping and murder last week of a Paleostinian teenager, which police increasingly believe was carried out by Jewish Lions of Islam in retaliation for the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teenagers on June 12 by a Hebron-based Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, cell.

Clashes between police and protesters, nearly all of them young Paleostinian men, were reported in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Kalandiya, Isawiya and A-Tur. A few protesters were tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
late Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

...back at the bunker, his Excellency called a hurried meeting of his closest advisors. It was to be his last. They discussed the officers's efficiency rating system...
reports of violent incidents throughout the capital mounted overnight.

Firefighters were battling a blaze between Har Homa and the Mar Elias Monastery in southern Jerusalem that authorities believe was started by a Molotov cocktail aimed at Jewish drivers on the nearby road.

In Sharafat, an Arab village near the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, some 200 demonstrators were clashing with police. A similar clash between police and dozens of rock-throwing Paleostinians took place in the Antonia neighborhood in Jerusalem's Old City.

Also in the Old City, a Jewish woman was lightly injured when she was attacked by a group of Paleostinian men, who fled when her husband arrived and fired his gun into the air. Police said they were pursuing the attackers.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at a thoroughfare in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, and two grenades were hurled at security forces near Rachel's Tomb, on the road to Bethlehem south of Jerusalem. No one was injured in either incident.

A Jewish vehicle was reportedly attacked by masked Paleostinian men near the contentious Maaleh Hazeytim neighborhood on the Mount of Olives east of the Old City.

According to the Haredi news site Behadrey Haredim, some 15 Paleostinian men entered Yeshivat Hatfutsoth, a religious seminary on Mount Zion, on Saturday and threw stones into the seminary dining hall. The yeshiva's students responded by throwing chairs, food and boiling water at the intruders.

Several Paleostinians sustained burns and expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, the site reported.

"This is a precedent," yeshiva head Rabbi Avraham Goldstein was quoted as saying. "This is the first time something like this has happened on Mount Zion. We have good relations with all the religions in this place, and we hope the police will treat this incident with utmost seriousness."

At least two Israeli buses were also pelted with stones on Saturday night, one in East Jerusalem near Mount Scopus and the other near the West Bank village of A'uja, just north of Jericho. In the Mount Scopus incident, the driver and two passengers sustained light wounds and were evacuated by MDA to the nearby Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus. In the second incident, the driver was lightly maimed and damage was caused to the bus and a nearby car.

Paleostinians reported on Saturday night that dozens of Jewish demonstrators had entered the Arab neighborhood of Beit Tzafafa, in southern Jerusalem, and threw rocks at Paleostinian homes and vehicles. Police reportedly responded with crowd-dispersal weapons.

Earlier Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with top security officials, Channel 2 reported, and instructed them to meet violence and unrest with a firm hand, adding that lawbreakers would be dealt with severely.

In Nazareth, as many as 1,000 protesters erupted into the streets on Saturday evening in a rally marked by some outbursts of violence, including rock throwing directed at police and the Molotov cocktailing of a municipal garbage can.

Rocks were thrown at vehicles driving on Route 2, the main Tel Aviv-Haifa coastal highway on Saturday night. No one was hurt in the incident.

Police forces were deployed to the Galilee town of Taybe on Saturday to keep Road 444, which cuts through the town, from being blocked by protesters. Demonstrators nevertheless erupted into the streets in the evening, after breaking the Ramadan fast, lit tires on fire, threw stones at the entrance to the city and barricaded a handful of smaller streets.

"There are only a few protesters lighting tires and throwing stones at the entrance to the town," one resident told the Hebrew-language news site Walla. "Most residents are in their homes, walking in the streets or sitting in cafes."

Heavy rioting was reported in the Wadi Ara region of northern Israel, home to a large Arab Israeli population. Police said they were pelted with stones and responded with crowd control weapons in several incidents in the area on Saturday.

Demonstrations also took place on Saturday outside Kalanswa, east of Netanya, following violent festivities with security forces early Saturday. Hundreds of people rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud, hurled rocks and burned tires in several demonstrations in the area. Police arrived at the scene and, after calling on the demonstrators to disperse peacefully, attempted to break up the crowds with anti-riot gear.

Roads in and out of the two towns were closed off by security forces. A police spokesperson said that officers would allow "any legitimate expression of protest, but any disorderly conduct will be met firmly and decisively."

The mayor of Kalanswa attempted to calm Arab residents, calling on them to avoid rioting and leave the streets.

On Saturday morning, a 20-year-old motorcyclist was attacked by demonstrators near the entrance to Kalanswa while driving along the road into the town. He was hospitalized in moderate condition at Meir Hospital in nearby Kfar Saba.

The incident followed several attacks on Jewish drivers by masked men on road 5614 into Kalanswa, which was blocked due to burning tires overnight Friday.

The masked men began asking drivers stuck on the road if they were Jewish. Two of the drivers who answered back in Hebrew were dragged from their cars and beaten. One of them managed to get back in his car and drive away while the other escaped on foot. His car was set on fire.

A police officer in uniform was also attacked on the road. He escaped on foot and his vehicle sustained damage.

Several Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Jewish village of Mei Ami in the Wadi Ara region on Saturday. Police were called to the scene.

An unnamed senior police source was quoted in Israeli media on Saturday as saying that festivities in East Jerusalem and in Israel's Arab communities were expected to escalate in the coming days, with "more and more people joining the riots."

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said earlier Saturday that there would be zero tolerance for people who decided to take the law into their own hands. Aharonovitch said police would not allow violent disturbances to go unanswered and promised that justice would be served to "troublemakers."

He also urged police to act responsibly and with restraint due to the fragile situation created with the discovery on Monday of the bodies of the three slain Israeli teenagers, Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and the subsequent discovery of the body of the Paleostinian teenager, 16-year-old Muhammed Abu Khdeir, in a Jerusalem forest two days later in what is increasingly believed to have been a reprisal attack.

On Sunday, Paleostinian officials reported that the autopsy of 16-year-old Abu Khdeir, conducted jointly by Israeli and Paleostinian pathologists, has revealed that the youth was still alive when he was set on fire. His funeral on Friday was attended by thousands and preceded and followed violent festivities with security forces in East Jerusalem which later spread to Israeli Arab towns, including Kalanswa, Tira, Taibe and Baqa al-Gharbiya.

Police arrested 31 people in connection with the rioting overnight Friday-Saturday in which hundreds of Arab Israelis burned tires and clashed with security forces.
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#1  A few more wash, clean, and rinse cycles should do it for the Israelis.

I always thought Israel should have kept their conquered lands after the 6-day war. They should have told all the do-gooders (such as Carter, etc.) in the West to go take a flying flip...
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/06/2014 9:02 Comments || Top||

Southern Towns Plan Closure Of Schools, Camps
[IsraelTimes] The Ashdod municipality said on Saturday night that no classes or other planned activities would be allowed in the city outside of specially-fortified buildings able to withstand the continuing barrage of rocket fire from Gazoo.

In nearby Ashkelon, the local school system's parents' organization called on the city to cancel summer camps and other children's activities slated to take place in public spaces, according to Army Radio.

The growing concern over the safety of residents in Israeli towns near Gazoo is likely to be the main topic of discussion at Sunday's cabinet meeting.

The IDF has deployed multiple Iron Dome anti-rocket defense batteries to southern towns in recent weeks as tensions rose between Israel and Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, over the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank on June 12.

Several rockets were shot down in recent days, including over Beersheba, the largest city in the Negev.

...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
Hamas upped its rhetoric on Saturday evening, declaring that its rockets and missiles could reach "all" of Israel's cities. The statement came several hours after the group targeted the city of Beersheba with rocket fire and as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered a tougher response to the continued attacks.

Netanyahu faces pressure from other members of his cabinet, who have called in recent days for a tougher response to the rocket fire.

"Restraint in the face of attacks on women and kiddies is not strength," Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, one of Netanyahu's top coalition partners, chastised on Saturday evening. "Restraint in the face of the execution of three children is weakness," he said, referencing the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank on June 12, carried out by a Hamas cell in Hebron.

"The residents of the south are not second grade citizens, and we must respond to the rocket fire on Beersheba just as we would respond to an attack on Tel Aviv, and not wait for an attack on Tel Aviv," he said.
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#1  Line up every piece of artillery Israel has, echelon left, as close together as they can be and still be used. Start firing. Continue firing. In a week or so, ease up to see if you've hit anything important. If not, keep firing. In a month or so, the "Hamas" problem will be solved.

An ARCLIGHT would be quicker, but Israel doesn't have an large bombers, and I doubt SAC will lend them any.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 07/06/2014 18:12 Comments || Top||

Clashes spread to more Israeli towns
Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters spread from Jerusalem to Arab towns in northern Israel on Saturday following the funeral of an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack.
You'd think that Arabs, among all peoples of the world, would understand a "revenge attack"...
Riots erupted in east Jerusalem on Friday as thousands of Palestinians massed for the burial of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. The violence spread to Arab towns in northern Israel early on Saturday, with protesters throwing rocks at passing cars, burning tires and lobbing rocks and firebombs at police, who responded with teargas and stun grenades, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

Near the Arab town of Qalansawe, protesters also pulled over a car driven by an Israeli Jew, pulled him out and set the vehicle on fire, Samri said. The driver was not injured. More than 20 people were arrested before the unrest subsided in the afternoon, she said.

Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem also used an electric saw to damage the light rail that connects the heavily Arab populated eastern sector of the city with the mostly Jewish West, Samri said.

The chaos began after three Israeli teenagers, one of whom was a US citizen, were abducted in the West Bank on June 12, sparking a huge manhunt that ended with the gruesome discovery of their bodies earlier this week. The unrest escalated in east Jerusalem on Wednesday after Abu Khdeir’s burned body was found in a forest.

Palestinians accused Israeli extremists of killing the boy to avenge the deaths of the Israeli teens. Israeli police said an investigation is still underway and they have not yet determined who killed the boy or why. Israeli leaders widely condemned the killing of the Arab youth, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed those responsible would be brought to justice.

In a separate incident, relatives said Abu Khdeir’s 15-year-old cousin Tariq, a US citizen who goes to school in Florida, was beaten by police during clashes on Thursday ahead of the funeral. The US Consulate had no immediate comment on the report. His parents, Suha and Salah, said Tariq was detained but had been treated at an Israeli hospital.

Samri, the Israeli police spokeswoman, said that Tariq Abu Khdeir had resisted arrest and attacked police officers. He was detained with a slingshot used to fire stones at police, along with six other protesters, including some armed with knives, she said, adding that several officers were hurt in that specific protest, one of many that day.

Tariq’s father said he witnessed his son’s arrest and insisted the boy was not involved in the violence.
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#1  Fifth Column arises!
Posted by: borgboy || 07/06/2014 0:27 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Mob Burns School in Riot-Hit Myanmar City
[AnNahar] Mohammedans in Myanmar's second-largest city accused police on Saturday of standing by as a Buddhist mob went on a rampage, torching a school and other buildings.

Angry mourners, some carrying crude weapons, rioted in Mandalay after the funeral of a 36-year-old Buddhist victim of the country's latest eruption of religious unrest, witnesses said.

A school and dormitory in the Mohammedan area of a cemetery on the outskirts of the city were seen charred and damaged on Saturday.

"More than 70 police were here but did nothing," said Win Naing, a Mohammedan donor to the school, who watched the attack from his hiding place in the home of a Buddhist friend.

He said some of the rioters were armed with sticks, metal pipes and even saws.

No children were believed to be in the school at the time and nobody was thought to have been injured in the attack.

Several days of violence, sparked by an accusation of rape, have also left a Mohammedan dead and 14 other people injured.

"Police could have stopped the mob but they did not," said Zaw Zaw Latt, a Mohammedan member of an interfaith group in the city.

There was no immediate comment from police.

At least 250 people have been killed across Myanmar since 2012 in Buddhist-Mohammedan festivities that have cast a shadow over the country's political reforms.

Police have been accused of inaction in the past and the government has deployed soldiers in some cases to restore order.

A nighttime curfew has been imposed in Mandalay and nine people have been nabbed
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in connection with the recent violence.

Police said they were boosting security measures as a precaution in other cities, including the main city Yangon which has a diverse population of religious and ethnic minorities.

Social media users were unable to access Facebook for the second straight evening Friday, amid speculation that Myanmar had blocked the site to curb the spread of inflammatory comment online. The website was working normally on Saturday.

Radical monks have been accused of whipping up religious tensions, with fiery
...a single two-syllable word carrying connotations of both incoherence and viciousness. A fiery delivery implies an audience of rubes and yokels, preferably forming up into a mob...
warnings that the country's main religion is under threat from Islam.

A friend of the slain Buddhist man told Agence La Belle France Presse that a Mohammedan gang had used a "sword" in the attack.

The dead Mohammedan man, a popular local bicycle shop owner, was later killed while on his way to attend early morning prayers.
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Gov't Airplanes Drop Barrel Bombs In Daraa Province, Kurds Fight IS In Aleppo Province
Snip. Duplicate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/06/2014 04:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Eight Members of One Family Killed in Syria Raid
[An Nahar] Eight members of a single family were killed on Saturday when Syrian aircraft dropped explosive-packed barrel bombs on a town in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a man, his wife and their six children were killed in the raid in the town of Dael.

Another man was killed in barrel bomb raids elsewhere in the southern province, the Britannia-based group said.

A video from Dael showed men carrying the remains of bodies after the attack.

"This is all that remains of the family," one man says.

"Where is Arab pride in the holy month of Ramadan? This is what is happening to children."

Syrian regime forces control Daraa city, but the province is divided between rebel and government control.

Elsewhere, the Observatory said 15 Syrian Kurdish fighters had been killed since Friday in festivities with the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group in the Zur Maghar area of Aleppo province in north Syria.

The IS seized Zur Maghar and nearby Bayada on Friday as it continues to battle rebel forces elsewhere in northern Syria.

Alongside that front, regime troops have made new advances on the outskirts of eastern Aleppo.

The city, once Syria's economic hub, has been divided between rebel control in the east and government control in the west since shortly after fighting erupted there in summer 2012.

But regime forces have in recent days begun to encircle the eastern outskirts of the city, seizing the Sheikh Najjar industrial sector to the northeast and threatening rebel supply routes.

In addition to battling the regime, rebels have been fighting the IS, previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original...
, since January.
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#1  'Barell Bombs' - Amnesty Intl? UN? Silence. What happens when they run out of Syrians?
Posted by: borgboy || 07/06/2014 0:19 Comments || Top||

Saudi fighter in Syria calls it quits
[ARABNEWS] A Saudi who reportedly went to fight abroad a year-and-a-half ago has surrendered himself to the Saudi Embassy in Amman, said Sami Al-Saleh, Saudi ambassador to Jordan.

Khalaf Al-Enezi from Arar had left his hometown to fight in Syria.

Al-Enezi is expected to reach the Kingdom within a few days following Jordanian-Saudi coordination.

He worked as a preacher at a local mosque in Arar. Al-Enezi's mother was overjoyed to hear the news of his surrender.

"The embassy did not interrogate him about his stay in Syria nor who he was fighting with," said Saleh.

The embassy bought him his return ticket home.

Al-Saleh reiterated the embassy's keenness on taking care of the affairs of former Saudi fighters from the time they surrender until they get home.

Mohammad Al-Bluwi, the embassy's front man said the embassy has no further comment on the matter.

"The citizen is in good health and will be flown to the Kingdom within a few days," read the statement.
Posted by: Fred || 07/06/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Thats the problem Saudis are treated as heroes when they return from Jihad.
Posted by: Thusosh Untervehr8552 || 07/06/2014 5:52 Comments || Top||

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Sun 2014-07-06
  ISIS destroys shrines, Shiite mosques in Mosul
Sat 2014-07-05
  Iraq's Maliki to Run Again
Fri 2014-07-04
  IDF Begins To Shift Forces South As Rocket Fire Continues
Thu 2014-07-03
  Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 soldiers to border with Iraq
Wed 2014-07-02
  Civilian group: 56 dead in Nigeria market blast
Tue 2014-07-01
  Report: Abbas holding 'frantic' talks with US, EU
Mon 2014-06-30
  Bodies of Kidnapped Teens Found Near Hevron
Sun 2014-06-29
  Afghan Forces Claim Victory in Major Taliban Battle
Sat 2014-06-28
  Maliki rejects calls for emergency government
Fri 2014-06-27
  Syrian planes bomb Sunni targets in Iraq, Maliki rejects calls for emergency government
Thu 2014-06-26
  At least 21 killed in rush-hour blast in Nigerian capital
Wed 2014-06-25
  Zarb-i-Azb: 47 militants killed in NWA, Khyber blitz
Tue 2014-06-24
  Thousands flee North Waziristan region on last day of evacuation
Mon 2014-06-23
  Syria Army, Hizbullah Seek to Oust Rebels from Qalamun Foothills
Sun 2014-06-22
  30 militants killed in Khyber Agency, N Waziristan air blitz

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