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Afghanistan
5 militants killed, 2 wounded in Uruzgan airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five turbans were killed and two others were maimed in Arclight airstrikes in southern Uruzgran province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said Sunday.

According to a statement released by 205th Atal Corps of the Afghan Military in the South, the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Tarinkot city.

The statement further added that the turbans were targeted in Sarkham area of the city, leaving at least five dead and two others maimed.

A Dshk heavy machine gun, a PKM machine gun, and two compounds of the turbans were also destroyed in the airstrikes, the 205 thAtal Corps added.

Posted by: Fred || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Prominent Taliban leader killed in Herat drone strike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A prominent leader of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has been killed in a dronezap carried out in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province of Afghanistan, the local officials said.

Provincial governor’s front man Jilani Farhad confirmed the Arclight airstrike and said a prominent Taliban leader identified as Mullah Ghulam Sakhi was killed in the airstrike which was carried out in Farsi district.

Farhad further added that Mullah Sakhi was the shadow education director of Taliban in Herat and was also involved in other activities including intelligence related operations in Shindand and other districts of the province.

According to Farhad, Mullah Sakhi was also appointed as Taliban’s shadow district chief for Farsi district of Herat provnce.

At least four accomplices of Mullah Sakhi were also killed in the same airstrike, the provincial governor’s front man added.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Herat has been among the relatively calm provinces in West of Afghanistan but the Talibs are active in some of its remote districts and often attempt to carryout terrorist related activities.
Posted by: Fred || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
U.S. Says Air Strikes Killed 62 Militants in Somalia
NAIROBI (Reuters) ‐ The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes over the weekend in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province.

The military's Africa Command (Africom) said four strikes were carried out on Saturday, killing 34 militants, and two more on Sunday, which killed 28. "Africa Command and our Somali partners conducted these air strikes to prevent terrorists from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire and recruit for future attacks," Africom said in a statement.

The air strikes, among the deadliest this year, did not kill any civilians, the statement said.

"At this time we assess these air strikes did not injure or kill any civilians."

The United States carries out regular air strikes in Somalia in support of a U.N.-backed government there, which has been fighting against an al Shabaab insurgency for years.

Last month, the U.S. military said it had killed 37 militants. In Washington, the Pentagon cited 45 strikes against al Shabaab militants this year, after 35 strikes in 2017.

As of August 2018, the Pentagon believes there were 3,000 to 7,000 al Shabaab fighters and 70 to 250 Islamic State militants in Somalia, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Robert Manning said during a press briefing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/18/2018 00:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [31 views] Top|| File under:


KDF Arrests Al Shabaab Members Planting Explosives In Lamu County
[RADIOSHABELLE] Members of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) were engaged in a shootout with Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
turbans who they caught trying to plant explosives at Bodhei, Lamu County.

According to The Standard, the soldiers were conducting a patrol and upon reaching Bodhei, a notorious place where Al-Shabaab has attacked officers before, they decided to proceed on foot and started shooting indiscriminately.

The action started when the turbans planting improvised bombs, detonated them in panic, thereby giving away their position.

The two faceless myrmidons retaliated and a shootout ensued after which they were overpowered and captured, but not before hurting a few soldiers.

This comes only a day after a lorry hired by KDF to carry construction materials, was badly damaged by an IED on the same road.

In November, Al-Shabaab turbans ambushed a police camp in Ijara, Garissa County but their efforts were thwarted, leaving multiple casualties.

On October, 24 Al-Shabaab fighters were killed by a squad from KDF at Bilis Qooqani, in the southern part of Somalia.

Posted by: Fred || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Two killed by roadside bombs in Sinai
[IsraelTimes] Egyptian security officials say two roadside kabooms have hit a police convoy in northern Sinai, killing two conscripts.

The officials say the attack just west of the border town of Rafah also maimed six conscripts. The bombs struck two armored vehicles that were part of a convoy on a search-and-destroy mission in the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/18/2018 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under:


Benghazi security chief fired due to lawlessness in the city
[Libya Observer] The Interior Minister of the Interim Government in eastern Libya Ibrahim Bushanaf has fired the chief of security directorate of Benghazi Salah Huwaidi and replaced him with Adel al-Erifi.

The dismissal decision of Saturday also tasked Huwaidi with a new position - a security chief of Suluq Gaminis; two towns near Benghazi.

Huwaidi was given the sack because of the recent lawlessness in Benghazi with him sitting idly by not caring about the residents' safety.

The fired chief was appointed last May as he was already occupying another post; the director of general department of criminal investigation.

Benghazi has seen an unprecedented wave of violence and crimes as well as armed robberies by button men lately.

Last Thursday, a Benghazi court and Public Prosecution building were attacked by button men who wanted to release suspects under trial and interrogation.

In last November, the Interior Minister of the Interim Government gave the green light for using force to foil any gangs' attacks on security, police and other governmental buildings after Benina cop shoppe was attacked by button men to release drug pushers.

Posted by: Fred || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen attack Kaduna village
[PULSE.NG] Gunmen have reportedly attacked Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village in Jema’a Local Government, Kaduna State on Sunday night.

Mr Joshua Paul, a resident of the community told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kafanchan on Monday that the attack was at a wedding ceremony at about 8:00 pm.

An unconfirmed number of people were said to be affected in the attack.

Mrs Victoria Martins, a victim who was being treated at the General Hospital in Kafanchan, told NAN that women and kiddies were affected.

Confirming the report, Chairman of Jema’a council, Mr Peter Averik, told NAN on telephone that he was yet to be fully briefed on the incident.

He said that security agents had since been drafted to the affected community.

Efforts to get the reaction of the police on the incident was unsuccessful.
Posted by: Fred || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [19 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Truce in Yemen's Hodeida due to start Tuesday after new clashes
[PULSE.NG] A ceasefire in Yemen's battleground port city of Hodeida and its surroundings will start on Tuesday, a UN official said, after renewed fighting threatened the hard-won accord struck in Sweden.

Yemeni pro-government forces have been battling to capture the Red Sea port city of Hodeida from Houthis.

The deal announced on Thursday between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Houthis included an "immediate ceasefire" in Hodeida, whose Red Sea port serves as a crucial gateway for humanitarian aid.

The UN official, who requested anonymity, told AFP that the delay to the halt in hostilities until midnight (2100 GMT) on Monday was necessary for "operational reasons".

Yemen's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani, who led the government's delegation to the peace talks, also told state-run television late Sunday that the ceasefire would begin at midnight Monday.

Residents in Hodeida and the surrounding areas have reported fierce fighting and air strikes in recent days, as festivities continued between Saudi-backed government forces and the Iran-aligned Huthis.

At least 29 fighters, including 22 Houthis, were killed on Saturday night in Hodeida province, a pro-government military source told AFP.

Two Hodeida residents reached by telephone told AFP that they could hear intermittent festivities to the east and south of the city on Monday.

A pro-government military official said that there were sporadic festivities, adding that a fire erupted in one of the factories in the east of the city due to strikes on Sunday night.

Posted by: Fred || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [19 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Police to charge Strasbourg gunman's 'accomplice'
[PULSE.NG] French anti-terrorist officials said Monday they would shortly file charges against a man placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in connection with the mass shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg last week.

The 37-year-old, who was not immediately identified, was detained on Thursday.

He is suspected of helping to provide the pistol used by Cherif Chekatt, a career criminal who rubbed out five people and maimed 11 at the market last Tuesday night, judicial sources said.

Chekatt, who was on a list of possible Death Eater security risks, was shot and killed by police after a two-day manhunt in the city.

The alleged associate will be brought before a judge in Gay Paree on Monday, the prosecutors' office in the capital said.

Six other people detained in the wake of Tuesday's attack, including Chekatt's parents and two of his brothers, have been released without charge.

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 claimed Chekatt was one of their "fighters", but this was dismissed by French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.

Chekatt's father, Abdelkrim, told La Belle France 2 television Saturday night that his son believed the Islamic State "fought for a good cause".

"I always told him they were criminals," his father added.

Had his son hinted he intended to kill people, "I would have told police about him, so that he wouldn't have killed anyone, and wouldn't have gotten himself killed," he said.

Four of the five people killed in Tuesday's attack were foreigners or born abroad.

One was a 45-year-old Thai tourist, and another a 45-year-old Franco-Afghan garage owner who fled his country 20 years ago.

A 28-year-old Italian journalist, in town to cover the European parliament, was also shot and killed, as was a 36-year-old former Pole who had lived in Strasbourg for the past 20 years.

The dead also included a 61-year-old Frenchie who had just retired and was shot in the head as he stepped out of a restaurant.

Posted by: Fred || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Iraq
Interior ministry: 2 Islamic State terrorists apprehended in Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two 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....
turbans were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
Monday during security campaigns in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city, the Iraqi Interior Ministry announced.

"The two holy warriors were members of the Islamic State’s police department and Diwan al-Jund (soldiers diwan) during the group’s capture of Mosul city," al-Madar News website quoted Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan as saying.

He added that the two holy warriors were arrested in al-Islah al-Zeraei and al-Hadbaa districts in Mosul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi troops nab three Islamic State female biters in Kirkuk’s Hawija
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi authorities announced on Monday the capture of three 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....
female forces of Evil in Hawija, 215km north of the capital Baghdad.

"A force of the Homeland Security Service in Salahuddin province tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three female Death Eaters of Islamic State, who are wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terrorism charges," Alghad Press website quoted the Security Media Center as saying in a statement.

"The trio, who served as Islamic State biters, were handed over to the competent authorities for legal action," the statement added.

During its capture of Iraqi lands, Islamic State group introduced a new torture tool, named "the biter", to punish women who violate its dress code.

The biter is an old instrument of torture, which was used in the middle ages. It leaves deep wounds difficult to heal.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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