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Idlib: Nusra arrest 20 ISIS turbans, Gov’t closes key crossing
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good Morning, Brigitte!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/28/2018 3:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Des Moines, why does it have us?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/28/2018 6:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Thank you, Fred
Posted by: Frank G || 08/28/2018 7:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Amen.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/28/2018 9:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Nice to see one of these again. Th
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/28/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Blessings on you Fred. Thanks you for a very classy website.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/28/2018 11:30 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
2 Afghan Air Force personnel shot dead in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Unknown button men on Monday rubbed out two Afghan Air Force personnel in Kabul city and managed to flee the scene of the crime, the security officials said.

Kabul Police front man Hashmat Stanikzai confirmed that the incident took place in the vicinity of the 15th police district of the city earlier today.

Stanikzai further added that two unknown button men rubbed out two Air Force personnel in the vicinity of the 15th police district of the city in Khwajah Boghra area at around 6am.

He said the assailants managed to flee the area and investigation has been launched in connection to the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


6 Taliban militants killed, wounded in U.S. airstrike in Paktia province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six Talibs were killed or maimed during an Arclight airstrike conducted by the U.S. forces in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The latest airstrike has been carried close to Zurmat district of the province, leaving at least three hard boyz dead.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed that the coalition forces carried out an airstrike near Zurmat district

The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out on Sunday evening and as a result three hard boyz were killed and three others maimed.

According to the provincial government, only the Talibs were killed in the airstrike and no one else has been hurt.

Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


28 militants killed in Ghazni airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twenty eight bandidos murderous Moslems were killed during the Arclight airstrikes conducted in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said.

According to the 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast, at least twenty eight bandidos murderous Moslems were killed during the airstrikes conducted in the vicinity of Moqor and Gilan districts.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said at least eight bandidos murderous Moslems also sustained injuries during the airstrikes.

The airstrikes were carried out in Pardal, Asghar, and Jahangir area of Gilan district, the statement said, adding that three vehicles including a Ranger type vehicle previously captured by the bandidos murderous Moslems were also destroyed.

The statement also added that the Explosives Ordnance Disposal team of the Afghan military also discovered ad two improvised explosives devices from Qazi Qala area in the bustling provincial capital of the province.

Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Tajikistan Air Force carries out airstrikes in Darqad district of Takhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Tajikistan warplanes have carried out Arclight airstrikes in Darqad district in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan, the local officials said.

The airstrike was carried out earlier today hours after a clash broke out between the border forces of Tajikista and suspected drug smugglers.

Provincial governor’s front man Mohammad Jawid Hejri confirmed the incident but did not elaborate further.

In the meantime, an informed local official said a clash took place between the border guards of Tajikista and drug smugglers late on Sunday afternoon, leaving two Tajikistan border guards dead.

Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Militants suffer casualties during clashes with the Afghan forces in Kunar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A clash took place between the Afghan forces and the anti-government armed Death Eaters in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan, leaving at least four Death Eaters dead.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the incident took place on Saturday in the vicinity of Shegal district.

The source further added that the Afghan force responded to the Death Eaters attack in Shinkorak area using heavy and light weapons.

According to the Silab Corps, at least two Death Eaters were killed during the festivities and two others sustained injuries.

Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Car Bomb In Mogadishu Wounds A Woman
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least one woman was confirmed hurt in an kaboom in Somalia capital, Mogadishu on Monday, the latest in series of boom-mobileings and killings in the city amidst tight security.

The blast was reported to have resulted from an bomb fitted into a vehicle said to be belonging to a security official, whose name has not yet been identified.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but, al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
, an al-Qaeda-linked Islamic hard boy group has in the carried out attacks in Mogadishu.

Somali security forces cordoned off the scene following the blast and launched an investigation into the incident, however, no arrest has been reported until now.

Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Ethiopia arrests former president of restive Somali region
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Æthiopian police on Monday detained the former president of the volatile Somali region after a spate of deadly festivities earlier this month, state media reported.

The arrest of Abdi Mohammed Omar, commonly known as Abdi Iley, came days after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Abdi would face charges following fighting in the regional capital Jijiga and nearby towns.

"Abdi was jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
for allegedly being behind the human rights
...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
violations as well as the ethnic and religious festivities that have happened in the Æthiopian Somali region," Æthiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) said, citing the attorney general.

The state broadcaster on Monday showed armed federal coppers leading Abdi out of a house in the capital Addis Ababa and into an SUV.

The unrest in Somali region began earlier this month when the Æthiopian military moved into Jijiga, sparking looting and mob attacks on non-Somali residents, witnesses told AFP.

The Æthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church later said churches were burned and five priests killed in the violence.

It is unclear what sparked the military’s intervention. However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
on August 7, Abdi resigned.

Somali region is Æthiopia’s second-largest but also one of its most unstable, and rights groups have repeatedly accused Abdi’s government of using its Liyu police force to carry out abuses.

Last year, festivities between Somalis and the neighboring Oromo people along their regional border forced 1.1 million people from their homes and left hundreds dead.

In July, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Abdi of running a secret jail where suspected members of a separatist group were tortured.

Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats


Africa North
Police kill five terrorists in shootout in Upper Egypt: Interior ministry
[AlAhram] Egypt's interior ministry has said police potted five Death Eaters during a shootout on the Assiut-Sohag Eastern Desert Highway on Monday.

"The national security department, in collaboration with the interior ministry apparatus, detected the suspects' hideout in a remote hilly area in Upper Egypt in the vicinity of Akhmim Central Village, and raided it at dawn on Monday after obtaining a prosecution permit," an official ministry statement read.

The suspects opened fire on the approaching forces, the statement said, then the police fired back, resulting in the deaths of the five people, who are currently being identified.

The incident has been referred to the State Security Prosecution for further investigation.

Police seized arms, ammunition and logistic materials during the raid.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under:


France says it kills top Islamic State group official in Mali operation
[AlAhram] La Belle France said on Monday it had killed a top official 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....
group's affiliate in West Africa in an operation in Mali that also killed another member of the group and two civilians.

The defence ministry, in a statement, named him as Mohammed Ag Almouner and said he was one of the brass hats of the Islamic State group in the Greater Sahara. It did not name the second member of the group who was killed.

The ministry said two civilians - a woman and a teenager - were killed in the operation which was carried out on Sunday. Two other civilians and a member of the Islamic State group's affiliate group were also injured, the statement said.

It said it regretted the civilians' death.

La Belle France has deployed around 4,000 French troops in the West Africa's Sahel region
... North Africa's answer to the Pak tribal areas...
as part of Operation Barkhane aimed at combating Islamist murderous Moslems in the region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State in the Greater Sahara


Africa Subsaharan
Army troops kill three Boko Haram terrorists in northern Nigeria
[JOURNALDUCAMEROUN] The troops of the Nigerian Army have killed three 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...
faceless myrmidons while on fighting patrol in Kukawa on Sunday in Baga Local Government Area in Borno State in northern Nigeria.The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said in a statement on Monday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital that the snuffies were intercepted by troops of the 82 Division Task Force Brigade Deployed in the area.

He said that the troops, while on fighting patrol at Kukawa general area got information on the terrorists’ activities in Kalamari village, 30Km to Kukawa town.

Chukwu said that the murderous Moslems, who were on a looting and extortion spree in the village, were intercepted by troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

"During the encounter following a superior fire power of the troops, three members of the Boko Haram snuffies were neutralised," he said.

He listed some of the items recovered from the terrorist as three AK 47 rifles; two magazines and four rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
UAE denies false Houthi media reports regarding Dubai airport
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority: Air traffic movement in the UAE is normal with no disruptions; Houthi media claims regarding Dubai International Airport are untrue.
Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  "No biological contaminants were found."

Other than the usual Halal/Kosher hotdogs on rollers.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/28/2018 13:33 Comments || Top||


Europe
Shock after mass attacks against immigrants in Germany
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A vast crowd of anti-immigrants colonists took the streets on Sunday in response to an overnight death of a 35-year-old German man in Chemnitz.

The victim was stabbed during a city festival and the alteration involved 10 people from "various nationalities", according to police sources.

German broadcaster, Deutesche Well, reports that the incident left two other men injured, and another two in jug.

FAR-RIGHT GROUPS SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL
The anti-immigration brawl involved a vast crowd of 800 people, who were allegedly shouting racist slurs at foreigners and chasing them.

The protesters also hurdled bottles at coppers. Overwhelmed by the rowdy crowd, police forces called for backup from nearby cities to help thin out the mob by Sunday evening.

According to Deutesche Well, the protests followed online calls for mobilization on social media. The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, and ring-wing "Kaotic Chemnitz" football group, were among the main protestors.

VICTIMS FILE ASSAULT CHARGES
A video showing protestors assaulting individuals who, in their perspective looked non-German, appeared on social media but has not been verified yet.

Chemnitz Mayor, Barbara Ludwig, told local media that she was "horrified" after seeing what took place in her city on Sunday.

Police sources told German magazine Der Spiegel that several people had filed assault charges, including one German man, a woman of Bulgarian descent and a man of Syrian descent.

Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Fighting back.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/28/2018 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  I’m shocked it took this long for the Germans, at least some of them, go grow some balls.
Posted by: jvalentour || 08/28/2018 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder how many attackers weren't German.
"Go home, you're making it worse for the rest of us!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/28/2018 13:26 Comments || Top||

#4  How many were Turks? Local Turkish criminal gangbangers wanting to expand their turf? Erdogan's paramilitaries looking to kill Kurds and other enemies on foreign soil? Maybe we should wait before going with the stock: "'Were they German Skinheads?' for 100$, Alex" response...
Posted by: magpie || 08/28/2018 19:22 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Baghdad bombs & bullets bulletin: 5 toes up in 2 kabooms, 1 innocent gunned down


Three people wounded in bomb explosion, south of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three people were wounded in a bomb explosion, south of Baghdad, a security source said on Sunday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “three people were wounded in an explosion caused by a bomb, placed inside a vehicle.”

“The blast occurred as the vehicle was passing in al-Doura region, leaving three people, who were on board, seriously injured,” the source added.

Two people wounded in roadside bomb explosion in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Two people were injured on Monday in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press website, the source said that “a roadside bomb exploded in al-Ghadir district in eastern Baghdad, leaving two people wounded.”

“The two people were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” added the source.

Civilian killed in armed attack, southwest of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed in an armed attack, southwest of Baghdad, a security source said on Monday.

“Unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian near his house located in al-Radwaniyah region, southwest of Baghdad, causing his immediate death,” the source told Alghad Press on Monday.

“The victim’s body was taken to the forensic medicine department. Security troops conducted investigations,” the source added.
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Bomb attack leaves 3 paramilitary fighters dead, wounded in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ A member of the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces was killed and two others were maimed in a kaboom in Salahuddin province, a security source was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said an explosive charge targeted a security patrol of the 52nd brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Amirli town in eastern Salahuddin.

"The kaboom left a fighter dead and two others injured," according to the source.

Popular Mobilization Forces, an alliance of volunteer Shia paramilitary forces, have actively backed the Iraqi government’s military campaign against 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....
since 2014, when they were formed upon a top Shia clergy edict to counter the Sunni Jihadist group.

PMF won official recognition as a national force late 2016, becoming under the command of the prime minister, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under:


Diyala dead dudes: someone mortared farmland, killed woman, others killed off-duty soldier


Iraqi woman killed in mortar attack on agricultural land in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi woman was killed Sunday in a mortar attack on Abu Sayda district in Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Almaalomah news website, the source said that a mortar shell fell on an agricultural land in a village in central Abu Sayda district in Diyala, leaving a woman dead.”

According to the source, the security forces carried the victim to the forensic medicine department and opened a probe into the attack.

Iraqi soldier killed in armed attack, east of Diyala: Source

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi soldier was killed in an armed attack, near his house, east of Diyala, a security source said from the province said on Sunday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source “a soldier, on leave, was killed by unidentified gunmen near his house at the outskirts of al-Humairat village in Mendali town, east of Diyala.”

The attackers, according to the source, “fled toward unknown destination. Security troops cordoned off the accident spot and transferred the victim to forensic medicine department.”

Three mortar shells fall on agricultural land in Diyala: Official

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Three mortar shells fell on an agricultural land in Diyala province with no casualties reported, a local provincial official said on Monday.

According to Awwad al-Rabei, the head of Abu Sayda’s security committee, “the mortar attack was launched late last night on the outskirts of Abu Karma village in Abu Sayda district, 25 km northeast of Baqubah.”

“The attack left no casualties,” al-Rabei said, accusing the Islamic State group of launching the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:


Mosul clearance continues: 29 turbans tied up, 13 more toes up


Iraqi security kill 13 Islamic State militants in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi security source said on Sunday that 13 members of Islamic State group were killed and two others were arrested during a security operation in Mosul.

In statements to Tasnim News Agency, the source said that a preemptive security operation was launched on Sunday afternoon to track down Islamic State militants at Tal al-Sabt village in Hamam al-Alil district, 20 km south of Mosul.

According to the source, the security operation left 13 IS militants dead. Two more IS terrorists were arrested in the campaign, added the source.

Meanwhile, the same source said that four people were wounded after two bombs exploded in Tel Keppe district, 20 km north of Mosul, earlier in the day.

Two Islamic State militants arrested, west of Mosul: Interior Ministry

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State members were arrested in a security operation in west of Mosul, the Interior Ministry’s Security Media Center said on Sunday.

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the ministry, said the Nineveh police “managed to arrest two Islamic State members, one of whom was pledged allegiance to the group, while the other was working for the group’s so-called Cubs of the Caliphate.”

The two militants, according to the statement, “are wanted to stand judiciary. One of them was arrested in al-Rifaie district, while the other was in al-Islah al-Zira’ie district in west of Mosul.”

Both of them, according to Maan, “were transferred to authorities in question in order to take legal measures against them.”

Five Islamic State militants apprehended in Mosul city

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Five members of Islamic State were arrested Monday in the group’s previously proclaimed capital of Mosul, the Security Media Center announced.

Iraqi website Baghdad Today quoted the center as saying, “Iraqi troops in Mosul managed to arrest five IS militants, who are accused of forcing residents to leave their homes and launching attacks against security forces.”

According to the center, the arrests were made in al-Nimrud and Hamam al-Alil districts in Mosul pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law.

20 Islamic State militants apprehended in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – A security official has said that 20 Islamic State members, including five women, were arrested Monday in southern Mosul city.

“Security forces managed to arrest 20 Islamic State militants in Hajj Ali village in Qayyarah district, 60 km south of Mosul,” Basnews website quoted Major Samir Aref as saying.

“They worked for al-Hisbah (Vigilantism) department,” Aref said, adding that the security forces carried the arrestees into the Nineveh Operations Command for interrogation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Suspected incendiary balloons cause 3 fires
[Ynet] Fires break out in Be'eri and Shokeda forests and in Sa'ad Junction; 'It was likely a balloon, as the fire broke out at Sa'ad Junction within seconds and at this point there isn't anything else that can be pointed to as the cause of the fire,' says security official.

Three fires broke out on Monday afternoon, two of them near Israeli communities by the Gazoo border. Firefighters, including KKL teams, gained control of the flames.

The first fire broke out near the Be'eri Forest, another in Sa'ad Junction and a third in the Shokeda Forest.

The fires are suspected to have been started by incendiary balloons flown from Gazoo into Israel, and fire Sherlocks are on the scene. Recent days saw a halt in incendiary balloon fires.

"It was likely a balloon, as the fire broke out at Sa'ad Junction within seconds and at this point there isn't anything else apart from an incendiary balloon that can be pointed to as the cause of the fire, but we're still examining the matter," said one of the security forces personnel on the scene.

The previous incendiary balloon-caused fire happened exactly a week ago. A day prior to that, on Sunday of last week, three fires broke out in the Gazoo border area as a result of incendiary balloons.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


IDF fires on car speeding toward Jewish worshipers at West Bank shrine
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian media says five maimed in shooting and riots break out with youths throwing rocks and fire bombs at soldiers near Joseph's Tomb outside Nablus

IDF troops opened fire on a group of Paleostinians in a vehicle that was speeding toward Jewish worshipers near the West Bank city of Nablus late Monday, the IDF said. Paleostinian media reports said five people were maimed, two seriously.

"Tonight, Jewish worshipers entered Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. Shortly before their entrance, IDF soldiers came to secure the area," the army said in a statement.

"The troops identified a Paleostinian vehicle that was heading toward them and fired at them," it said, adding that "no soldiers were harmed during the incident."

Earlier Paleostinian media had reported that the troops had fired on a group of armed Paleostinians, with two hospitalized in a serious condition.Pictures posted on social media showed a bloodstained car and the maimed being rushed to a local hospital.

The IDF did not say if the Paleostinians were armed.

The reports said further festivities and riots erupted after the shootout in the vicinity of Joseph’s Tomb with Paleostinian youths throwing rocks and fire bombs and the army was bringing reinforcements into the area.

Joseph’s Tomb is located inside Area A of the West Bank, which is officially under complete Paleostinian Authority control, though the Israeli military conducts activities there. The IDF bars Israeli citizens from entering Area A without prior authorization.

The site is venerated by Jews, Christians and Moslems, and has often been a flashpoint for sectarian violence. Jewish pilgrims are usually only allowed to visit the tomb once a month under heavy-armed guard. During these visits, Paleostinians routinely throw rocks at the troops, and sometimes attack them with Molotov cocktails and gunfire.

IDF confiscates terror incitement materials in Hebron, Nablus

[Ynet] IDF soldiers confiscated overnight Sunday incitement materials such as posters and leaflets in Hebron.

The IDF's Spokesperson's Unit said that equipment used by Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, to prepare the incitement materials was also confiscated in Nablus.

In addition, several Hamas activists who had attempted to rehabilitate Hamas infrastructures in Nablus have been detained in recent weeks, including the printing house's owner where the materials were printed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Had a chilling thought after reading the title. How long before we see a muslim terrorist car attack at the Mall of America?

Minnesota has already had 2 Islamic knife attacks there and at a Saint Cloud mall.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/28/2018 7:25 Comments || Top||

#2  There have been gun attacks, too...
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 14:35 Comments || Top||

#3  And there would have been significant car bomb in Times Square, but Fazl the fizzle-bomber majored in business instead of chemistry.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 14:38 Comments || Top||

#4  As I recall, in the years following 9/11 fertilizers were reformulated to make it much harder to use for explosives, and beauty supply shops, hardware stores, and garden shops were trained to report suspicious purchases.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 14:46 Comments || Top||


Police to be deployed along coast amid fears of Hamas infiltration — TV report
[IsraelTimes] Increased troop deployment aims to secure Ashkelon amid fears Gazoo's ruling terror group may try to attack from the sea

Border Police will be stationed in the coming days along the coast of the southern city of Ashkelon amid IDF concerns that Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", may try to infiltrate Israel for an attack by sea, according to a Sunday TV report.

Hadashot news said the additional troops will perform security operations, conduct patrols and keep constant lookout to detect any potential Lions of Islam coming in from the sea.

The IDF has said Hamas is working to improve its ability to penetrate Israel from the sea, and in recent months Israel has been constructing a sea barrier to prevent such an incident.

Work began on the barrier on May. When completed it will be 200 meters (650 feet) long, 50 meters (160 feet) wide and six meters (20 feet) above the water. There will also be defensive infrastructure along the top.

The barrier, described by the ministry as an "impregnable breakwater" and constructed in the area of Zikim beach adjacent to the coastal enclave, is designed to withstand waves and last for many years.

The decision to build the barrier was prompted by an attack carried out during the 2014 war in Gazoo. On July 8, 2014, four Hamas naval commandos swam ashore outside Kibbutz Zikim on Israel’s southern coast. The frogmen brought with them automatic weapons, grenades and explosives. Some 40 minutes after they came in from the surf, the Hamas operatives were killed in a combined strike from the sea, ground and air.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  And the friggin' sharks with lasers?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/28/2018 8:36 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Idlib: Nusra arrest 20 ISIS turbans, Gov’t closes key crossing
20 persons belong to Islamic State arrested in Idlib

Idlib (Syria News) Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
militia tossed in the calaboose
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
20 persons, on Sunday, on charges of following 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, in the northern and western countryside of Idlib.

Ebaa News Agency reported that 20 persons were arrested in Darkoush, KafrHend, Ezmarin and Tel Amar, on charges of following the Islamic State group and joining its holy warriors.

Tahrir al-Sham Leader Khaled al-Shamy said that the security operations are ongoing against the Islamic State group and their associates, especially with the approaching offensive by the Syrian regime.

Syrian Army closes strategic Abu Dhuhour crossing as offensive approaches

[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has officially closed the Abu Dhuhour crossing in the Idlib Governorate, a military source told al-Masdar News this afternoon.

According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army made the decision to close the crossing after a large number of civilians left the area.

Two weeks ago, the Syrian Arab Army called on all civilians living under the jihadist rebels to exit the areas through the Abu Dhuhour crossing.

Since then, at least 9,000 people have left the jihadist areas for the Syrian Arab Armys lines.

The move also comes as the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces branch moves closer to the front-lines in southeast Idlib.
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US brings cruise missile carriers to Middle East for strikes against Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The United States has been building the amount of cruise missile carriers in the Middle East for strikes against government forces in Syria after pre-planned provocation involving the use of chemical weapons in Idlib Province, Russian Defense Ministry front man Igor Konashenkov told the media on Monday.

"The United States keeps building up the cruise missile carriers group in the Middle East as part of preparations for another provocation in Idlib Province to be presented as an alleged use of chemical weapons," Konashenkov said.

He pointed out that "these preparations are fresh confirmation of US intentions to use as a pretext a likely simulation of the government forces’ chemical attack, which Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
(Jabhat 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 .. ...
‐ outlawed in Russia) snuffies are plotting with active support from British secret services."

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#1  A lot of perps other than Syria could be potential targets.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/28/2018 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: 3dc || 08/28/2018 0:24 Comments || Top||

#3  These missiles will cause a lot of grief for the jihadists in Syria.

Wait, we're allied with them against the legitimate government? How did that happen?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/28/2018 13:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Herb, just two words: Hillary & Obama.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/28/2018 13:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Can they reach Mecca?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/28/2018 13:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Doesn't say whether they're parked in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Persian Gulf or off Oman.

Maybe all of them.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/28/2018 13:50 Comments || Top||

#7  yes, the ones you can see
Posted by: Frank G || 08/28/2018 14:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Ships that had to undertake "necessary Yard Time" returning to station? The US Navy had quite a few ships "stuck" out there for a longish time...
Posted by: magpie || 08/28/2018 16:42 Comments || Top||


Russian military takes over strategic hills near occupied Golan Heights
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian military has taken over two imperative hilltops that overlook the occupied Golan Heights, a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) communique said on Monday.

According to the communique, the Russian military took over the hilltops of Taloul Himr, which are located just west of the Beit Jinn area.

The Russian military took over these hilltops near the occupied Golan Heights after the Syrian Arab Army established full control over the Beit Jinn area.

The Syrian Arab Army’s Beit Jinn operation began shortly after the Syrian Arab Army captured the entire West Ghouta region last year.
Posted by: Fred || 08/28/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  I thought Netanyahu met with or spoke to Putin recently, but I can't find it on the internet and it may have been scrubbed. Otherwise, Russian involvement in protecting the Golan sounds like a good idea for several years - what you might have wanted from a coherent UN.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 08/28/2018 1:17 Comments || Top||


#3  :-) It's Rantburg, Fairbanks. Ask and ye shall receive.

Thank you for being so ready with the answer, Skidmark.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/28/2018 14:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Thanks TW!
Posted by: Fairbanks || 08/28/2018 23:53 Comments || Top||


Syrian air defenses reportedly placed on highest alert
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian air defenses have been placed on highest alert across the country, pro-government news hounds claimed this afternoon.
Chem attack by somebody coming soon.
These reports seem to have some truth behind them because a source at the Mezzeh Airbase said that they have been ordered to make preparations for a possible attack on Damascus.

The reason for placing the air defenses on the highest alert was not revealed; however, it is believed to be due to the potential threat of a U.S. strike on the capital or its surrounding area.

Earlier this week, the Russian Ministry of Defense accused the U.S. and its allies of making preparations to attack Syria.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the rebels in Idlib are preparing to launch a chemical weapons attack and blame it on the government.

They said the U.S. will use this chemical weapons attack to launch strikes against the government.

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At least 154 ISIS terrorists killed in southern Syria -- monitor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched their large-scale offensive in the northeastern countryside of Sweida last month in an attempt to clear 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....
’s (ISIS) last pocket in the province.

Since then, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to liberate a great deal of territory in eastern Sweida, which has ultimately forced the Islamic State to retreat to the al-Safa Mountain to make their last stand.

The Syrian Arab Army is now storming the al-Safa Mountain, but the battle itself has proven much more costly than initially expected.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Islamic State has lost at least 154 hard boyz since the Syrian Arab Army launched their offensive 33 days ago.

While the total number of Syrian Arab Army soldiers killed is still unknown, the overall casualty total likely exceeds 100, as the Islamic State has proven unwilling to yield their last positions inside the al-Safa region.

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