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-War on Police-
State trooper shot and killed during traffic stop
[NYPOST] A North Carolina state trooper has been shot and killed, and a suspect is in jug.

State highway patrol front man Michael Baker says the suspect fired several shots as the trooper approached his vehicle during a traffic stop around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. The trooper died at a local hospital.

Baker says the suspect fled to Fair Bluff, where he was pursued by police until his vehicle became disabled on railroad tracks. The suspect fled on foot and was taken into custody around 4 a.m.

The identities of the trooper and suspect weren’t immediately released.

The trooper was shot on US 701 near Whiteville, in southeastern North Carolina. Fair Bluff is around 20 miles west of Fair Bluff, close to the South Carolina state line.
Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 11:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under:

#1  RIP
Posted by: 746 || 10/17/2018 12:22 Comments || Top||

#2  When I was a kid we were going through the Carolinas when a waitress advised us to be "careful if the Highway Patrol pulled us over." It seems that because of criminals hauling semi-trailer loads of (tobacco) cigarettes down the back roads to avoid state taxes there had been a number of fatal shooting of officers over the preceding months -- 1 or 2 a month.
So it isn't necessarily a BLM/crazy problem in that area.
Posted by: magpie || 10/17/2018 12:45 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Militants killed, APCs recaptured in Afghan Special Forces operation in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 12 Lions of Islam were killed and two Armored Personnel Carriers were recaptured along with several other military equipment during the operation of the Afghan Special Forces in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the operation was conducted in Aliabad district of Kunduz province.

The statement further added that two Lions of Islam were also maimed while two others tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
during the same operation.

The Afghan forces also recaptured two Armored Personnel Carries, a soft skin vehicle, an Ak-47 rifle, a PKM machine gun, 3 radio sets, and a large quantity of munitions during the operation, the statement added.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, several villages were also cleared during the operation and 39 fighting positions, 2 hideouts, 2 containers used as detention cells, 34 landmines, 82 rockets, and some other military kits were destroyed during the same operation.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Samangan’s Security chief, several soldiers killed in Taliban attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Security Chief of Samangan province Haji Khawani has been killed along with several police soldiers in an attack by the Talibs, the local officails said.

Provincial governor Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi confirmed the Security Chief of Samangan and his comrades were killed in an attack in Dara Suf district late on Monday night.

Ibrahimi further added that the Security Chief and his comrades had visited the district to help improve the security situation of the district when they came under attack.

According to Ibrahimi, the Haji Khawani and his comrades bit the dust after resisting the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
attack for several hours.

He did not disclose further information regarding the exact number of security personnel killed in the attack.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
certain security sources are saying that Haji Khawani and at least 40 police soldiers have bit the dust.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Drone strike kills 9 ISIS militants in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least nine forces of Evil affiliated with 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....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed in an Arclight airstrike in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The Provincial Police Commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out by the coalition forces using unmanned aerial vehicle.

The statement further added that a hideout of the terror group was targeted in Bagh Dara area of Achi district, leaving at least nine forces of Evil dead.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Six of a family killed, wounded as mortar round lands on a house in Ghazni
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six members of a single family were killed or maimed after a mortar round impacted a residential house in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Deh Yak district.

The statement further added that a mortar round fired by the snuffies impacted a residential house in Tasang village, leaving of the family dead.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, at least four other members of the same family were also maimed in the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Kenya On Alert Over Imminent Al-Shabaab Attack On Soft Targets
[RADIOSHABELLE] Kenya security agencies on high alert after intelligence reports indicated that Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
could be planning a major attack on areas near Kenya’s border with Somalia.

The Intelligence reports noted that al-Shabaab fighters have set up a plan to attack KDF and police camps in Mandera county.

Kenyan Police front man Charles Owino said the agencies operating at the border areas were put on standby due to reports that the Death Eaters were gathering in El-Ade area of Somalia’s southern region, Gedo.

"Security agencies are also on alert for any possible attack by al-Shabaab fighters targeting security installations and any other soft targets along the border between Mandera and Elwak," he said.

He added that in the past two weeks, the murderous Moslems had been converging close to the Kenyan border. The buildup has been evident in Hola, Dura, Jidahaley, Juma, and Ilkabere.

The Anti-Stock Theft Unit camp in El Ram, Mandera South, was identified as the main target.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al-Shabaab Launches Attack On Jowhar Town, Kills One Soldier
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least one soldier was killed and two others injured in fierce fighting with suspected al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
fighters in Middle Shabelle region.

Reports say the fighting flared up after heavily armed fighters stormed checkpoint in the south of Jowhar town.

The attack which shattered months of relative peace in the town took place just a few meters away from the presidential palace of Hirshabelle state.

Relative calm has returned to State’s administrative after last night’s attack on the town by the fighters.

Both Hirshabelle and al-Shabaab have not commented on the attack in Jowhar town.

The latest attack comes on the heel of coordinated security operations by Somali forces against al-Shabaab.

Last Saturday, Somali forces killed six al-Shabaab suspected fighters following heavy fighting between the sides.

Despite the loss of many towns to Somali forces backed by continental troops, al-Shabaab struggles to overthrow the Somali government.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


US Military Says 60 Al-Shabaab Members Killed In Fresh Airstrike
[RADIOSHABELLE] A recent U.S. Arclight airstrike in Somalia killed about 60 al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
gunnies in the largest strike against the group in nearly a year, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the U.S. military said a strike last week near Harardere, Somalia, killed "approximately sixty terrorists."

In November 2017, more than 100 gunnies from Islamist al-Shabaab group were killed in a U.S. airstrike.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram kills Red Cross staff Hauwa Liman
[PULSE.NG] Members of the House of Representatives have called on the Federal Government to commence negotiations with 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...
Speaking on the matter, Hon. Chike Okafor said there is an urgent need to negotiate with the terror group so those in their custody can be released.

He said "The Federal Government should open a negotiation channel immediately and put all possible efforts on table to secure an agreeable bargain for the safe release of the abductees.

"Mr Speaker, the Boko Haram sect has taken a horrible path of executing these helpless and selfless voluntary health workers who gave their time on earth for the care and wellness of devastated Boko Haram victims."

HAUWA LIMAN KILLED
This is coming after the terror group killed a Red Thingy staff, Hauwa Liman on Monday, October 15, 2018.

They also said that they will keep the Dapchi school girl who refused to denounce Christianity, Leah Sharibu as their slave for life.

BOKO HARAM WARNED FG
Boko Haram warned that they would execute Liman if they didn’t hear from the Federal Government.

The group gave the warning after they killed another Red Thingy staff, Saifura Ahmed in September 2018.

"We contacted the government through writing and also sent audio messages but the government have ignored us. So, here is a message of blood.

"The other nurse and midwife will be executed in similar manner in one month, including Leah Sharibu," it warned.

Buhari consoles Hauwa Liman’s father
President Buhari, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, called and consoled Hauwa Liman’s father.

According to a statement issued on Twitter, the President said that the Federal Government did everything possible to save Hauwa’s life.

Buhari also revealed that he spoke with the President of the Red Thingy to extend the government’s condolences on the aid worker’s death.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


The Grand Turk
Turkish police shoot tractor driver who rams cars near Israeli envoy’s residence
[IsraelTimes] Wounded driver says he planned a protest outside the Israeli embassy.

Police in Ankara on Tuesday shot the driver of a tractor that struck a series of cars in the Ottoman Turkish capital. The driver, who ignored calls to stop and was shot in the leg, later told police he planned a protest outside the Israeli embassy, the state-run news agency
...and if you can't trust the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
reported.

The man, a 45-year-old farmer, was eventually stopped in an area close to the Israeli ambassador’s residence. It was unclear whether the driver mistook the residence for the embassy.

An Israeli official, who did not wish to be named, said, "To the best of our understanding, the incident was not related to Israel or its embassy."

The Ankara governor’s office said the man had been under treatment for psychological problems since 2007.

Anadolu Agency said police guarding the parliament building fired warning shots into the air to stop the tractor on Ataturk Boulevard, which is lined with government buildings and embassies. The report said the tractor continued on its way, hitting and crushing cars before coming to a halt.

Anadolu said the man told police before being taken to a hospital that he planned to stage a protest outside the Israeli embassy.

The Israeli ambassador returned to Israel in May following a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.

The Ankara governor’s office said in a statement that the incident was being investigated but officials could find no links to terror.

In 2016 a Ottoman Turkish man with psychological problems tried to storm the Israeli embassy in Ankara but was shot before reaching the building. The man, armed with a 30-centimeter (12-inch) knife, ran towards the embassy shouting slogans and was shot in the leg. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the assailant was shot by a local guard and that no embassy staff were maimed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In 2016 a Turkish man with psychological problems tried to storm the Israeli embassy

Given the part about the Israeli embassy, you can leave out the part about the psychological problems.
Posted by: gorb || 10/17/2018 0:33 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Kirkuk combat chronicle: 4 turbans permanently unwound, 3 cops casualties in clash


Iraqi police kill four Islamic State militants in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi federal police killed on Tuesday four members of Islamic State in the oil-rich Iraqi province of Kirkuk, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A police force killed today afternoon four Islamic State members in al-Helwa village in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk,” the source told the Iraqi Baghdad Today website.

The source added that the security forces have launched a manhunt for IS dormant cells in the southern villages and regions of Kirkuk.

Iraqi policeman killed, two wounded in fierce clashes with IS in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi policeman was killed and two others were injured Tuesday in clashes with Islamic State militants in Kirkuk, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA), the source said that fierce clashes erupted between police forces and IS militants in western Kirkuk.

“The confrontation left a policeman dead and two others wounded,” added the source.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2018 01:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Civilian killed in armed attack, south of Baghdad: Source
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed in an armed attack, carried out by unidentified people, south of Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Mawazin News website, the source said, "unidentified people carried out an armed attack in al-Mada’in region, south of Baghdad."

The attack, according to the source, "left a civilian killed." Troops transferred the victim to forensic medicine department.
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Diyala dead dudes: 4 paramilitaries kaboomed, Iraqi troops fdestroy 4 turban hideouts


4 paramilitary personnel killed, injured in bomb blast, northeast of Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Four paramilitary personnel were killed and injured in a bomb blast, northeast of Diyala, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Mawazin News website, the source said “a bomb went off as a patrol of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) was passing from Hamreen side, northeast of Diyala. One personnel was killed and three others were injured.”

Troops, according to the source, “cordoned the scene and transferred the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment, while the victim was taken to forensic medicine department,”

Iraqi troops destroy four IS hideouts, detonate seven bombs in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces destroyed on Tuesday four hotbeds of Islamic State during a security operation in Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Mawazin News, the source said that the 24th brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) took part in the operation, which kicked off early today in northeastern Diyala.

“Four Islamic State hideouts were destroyed and seven bombs were detonated during the operation,” added the source.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2018 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under:


Two Islamic State members arrested, rest houses destroyed in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (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....
members were nabbed
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
, while two rest houses were destroyed, in Salahuddin province, the Federal Police command said on Tuesday.

In a statement, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, Federal Police Commander, said troops "managed to arrest two holy warriors, who were wanted for judiciary, in al-Hawish checkpoint in Samarra, Salahuddin province."

Troops, according to Jawdat, inspected regions on the banks of Tigris River , which resulted in "setting two rest houses on fire."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2018 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar antics: 2 innocents attacked, 3 Iraqi troops kaboomed, Iraqi troops destroy 5 tunnels


Civilian killed, another injured in armed attack, west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed and another was injured in an armed attack carried out, west of Anbar province, a security source said on Monday.

Speaking to BasNews, the source said “armed militants attacked a house in Qaim town, located on borders with Syria, which left a civilian killed and another wounded, who was then taken to hospital for treatment.”

Security troops, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “began an operation to look for the perpetrators who managed to escape to unknown destination.”

The source added that ‘terrorist motivations’ could be behind the attack.

Iraqi troops destroy five tunnels, detonate three bombs in Ramadi

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi troops destroyed on Monday five tunnels and detonated three explosive charges during a security operation in Ramadi city in central Iraq.

In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi website Alghad Press, the Iraqi Security Media Center said that a joint force from al-Jazeera Operations Command launched a security operation in Ramadi city in Anbar.

“The troops managed to destroy five tunnels and exploded three bombs during the operation,” the statement read.

Three Iraqi army soldiers killed, injured in bomb blast, west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three Iraqi army soldiers were killed and injured in a bomb blast, west of Anbar, a security source said on Tuesday.

“A bomb went off south of Qaim town, Anbar, on Tuesday,” the source told BasNews. “The blast left Col. Ahmed al-Lamy of the army’s eighth division, killed, and two others soldiers injured.”
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Mosul clearance continues: 19 tyrbans tied up, another mass grave found


Iraqi security: 15 Islamic State militants apprehended in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces arrested 15 members of the terrorist Islamic State group in Mosul city, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

“Acting upon intelligence reports, Nineveh police arrested 15 Islamic State members in different parts of Mosul, for whom arrest warrants were issued,” Almaalomah website quoted the ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Saad Maan as saying.

He added that eight of them were arrested while giving money to some Mosul families.

The arrests were made in the eastern and western sides of Mosul, the spokesman further said.

Bodies of over 50 Islamic State members found, south of Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Bodies of 51 Islamic State members were found inside a mass grave, near a military base in Qayyarah region, south of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh police said on Monday.

Speaking to BasNews, Cap. Iyad Ziyad said “security troops found the bodies of Islamic State members including Russian, Turkish, Afghan and Syrian militants.”

The militants, according to Ziyad, “were killed by members of the militant group due to fleeing battles.”

Nationalities of most of the dead ones were recognized, he added.

Iraqi interior ministry says captured four IS militants in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Monday arresting four Islamic State militants in Mosul’s eastern side.

“Nineveh police personnel have arrested four members of the terrorist Islamic State group in Aden district in Mosul’s eastern side,” Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted spokesman for the Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan as saying.

“One of the arrestees was working for the Islamic State’s so-called Zakat Diwan,” Maan said, adding that two others took part in the fierce attacks against security forces in Mosul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2018 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mastermind behind Ahvaz terrorist attack killed in Iraq’s Diyala, IRGC says
[PRESSTV] Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says a high-ranking commander of the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group, who apparently criminal masterminded the recent deadly terror attack in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, has been killed in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala.

The IRGC public relations department announced in a statement released on Tuesday evening that the high-profile bad boy, better known by the nom de guerre Abu Dhoha, was killed along with four assistants in an ambush carried out by the Iraqi pro-government Popular Mobilization Units ‐ commonly known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi.

On October 1, the IRGC rained surface-to surface ballistic missiles on the positions of ISIS in eastern Syria, which along with the al-Ahwazia separatist group took responsibility for the September 22 terrorist attack in Ahvaz.

The IRGC announced in a statement that the missiles were launched at 2 am local time (2230 GMT September 31) from the western Iranian city of Kermanshah.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinians use explosives to damage Israel-Gaza border fence
[IsraelTimes] IDF says around 100 protesters clash with troops along boundary; several cross into Israeli territory but return when soldiers fire warning shots

Sections of the security fence along the border with the Gazoo Strip were damaged Tuesday by bombs set off by Paleostinian rioters in the southern Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said.

In a separate incident, a group of Paleostinians broke through the Gazoo security fence and approached an IDF post. Troops fired warning shots at the men, who ran back into Gazoo, the army said in a statement.

Approximately 100 Paleostinians clashed with troops along the border, according to the army. IDF units responded with tear gas and live fire. Two Paleostinians were maimed in festivities with Israeli troops, the Shehab news agency reported.

The violence came hours after Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called on his fellow ministers to approve a large-scale military campaign against the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terror group in Gazoo in light of the ongoing riots.

According to the defense minister’s assessment, a "serious blow" to Hamas would result in four to five years of calm along the Gazoo border ‐ akin to the quiet that persisted from the end of the 2014 Gazoo war, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge, until the start of the current round of festivities in late March ‐ a few limited skirmishes notwithstanding.

On Monday an Israeli military aircraft bombed a Hamas position in the southern Gazoo Strip after two Paleostinian men set off an bomb near the security fence earlier in the day, the army said at the time.

There were no immediate reports of Paleostinian injuries in the Arclight airstrike.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2018 00:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Stopped the fuel shipments, I hope
Posted by: Frank G || 10/17/2018 8:43 Comments || Top||


Rocket fired from Gaza hits house in Beersheba; no injuries
[IsraelTimes] IDF says it identified two launches from the Strip; one projectile lands in courtyard of home; five people, including a mother and three children, treated for anxiety

Paleostinian holy warriors in the Gazoo Strip fired a rocket at the southern city of Beersheba early Wednesday that landed and went kaboom! in the courtyard of a house, causing damage, but no injuries.

The IDF said it had identified two launches from Gazoo. One targeted Bersheeba located some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Strip. A second rocket was fired out to sea.

Rocket attacks on the city are rare and considered a major escalation. The attack came after Israel’s defense minister warned the military was gearing up for a major strike on Gazoo to stop ongoing violence.

Rocket warning sirens blared at 03:40 am and residents reported hearing a loud blast. The rocket landed in the courtyard of a private house. No one was hurt in the kaboom but five people were being treated for anxiety.

This was only the second rocket fired at Beersheba since the 2014 Gazoo war. Another rocket struck a field north of Beersheba on August 9 and came as Paleostinians fired dozens of projectiles at Israeli communities along the Gazoo border.

Most of those attacks are carried out with mortars or short-range Qassam rockets, however, Paleostinian terror groups can only reach Beersheba with the longer-range Grad rocket.
Good to know.
Israel Radio said that even though the sirens went off, the rocket was not intercepted by the Iron Dome system because there were no batteries deployed in the area at the time.

Following the attack, the Beersheba municipality announced that schools in the city would be closed for the day.

The attack come as Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman urged the cabinet to authorize large-scale military campaign against the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terror group in Gazoo in light of ongoing riots and violence along the Strip’s security fence.

According to the defense minister’s assessment, a "serious blow" to Hamas would result in four to five years of calm along the Gazoo border ‐ akin to the quiet that persisted from the end of the 2014 Gazoo war, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge, until the start of the current round of festivities in late March, a few limited skirmishes notwithstanding.

The defense minister said the "straw that broke the camel’s back" and convinced him that a full-scale military action was necessary in Gazoo was the rioting that took place along the border last Friday evening, after Israel allowed additional fuel into the Strip that had been purchased by Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
"We have exhausted all other options in Gazoo," Liberman said during a visit to the Israel Defense Forces’ Gazoo Division headquarters near the Strip.

"Now is the time to make decisions," he added.

The security cabinet, which approves such military campaigns, met Sunday to discuss the possibility of an attack against Hamas, but ultimately decided to wait until the week’s end in order to give negotiators a chance to convince the group to abandon its current violent tactics.

On Wednesday, the cabinet is due to meet again.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US: Foreign fighters still joining ISIS in Syria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Foreign fighters continue to flow into Syria to join ISIS despite its forces being largely decimated, Pentagon Joint Chiefs chairman Joe Dunford said Tuesday.

Even though the bully boy group’s territory has shrunk to a fraction of what it once was, new followers arrive, mostly over the Ottoman Turkish border, at a rate of about 100 a month, Dunford said.

While that is down from a peak of about 1,500 a month three years ago, it shows that ISIS’s ability to attract followers remains potent, he said.

"It’s the flow of imported muscle, the ability to move resources, and the ideology that allows these groups to operate," Dunford said, opening a conference on countering violent extremism.

Dunford also said that the inflow adds to the mounting problem of how to handle hundreds of captured imported muscle whose home countries will not take them back.

He said the Syrian Democratic Forces are holding more than 700 ISIS fighters from around 40 countries.

"The progress of returning these fighters home for prosecution has been delayed by political considerations and inconsistent legal frameworks."

Britannia, for example, has refused to repatriate the two remaining men of the ISIS unit dubbed the "Beatles," which kidnapped, tortured and beheaded a number of foreigners including journalists.

London stripped them of their citizenship and has said it does not want them back.

The United States has repatriated one of its ISIS imported muscle to stand trial, but has not divulged the fate of any others thought to be held in Syria or Iraq.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  well, still seems like a good place too kill them.
Posted by: chris || 10/17/2018 10:40 Comments || Top||


Over 50 ISIS terrorists killed in eastern Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] Scores of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) bad boyz were potted in eastern Deir Ezzor over the last few days, as the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) intensify their assault against the terrorist group.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Syrian Democratic Forces managed to killed more than 50 Islamic State bandidos murderous Moslems during their festivities north of the key town of Hajjin.

Among the 50+ Islamic State bandidos murderous Moslems killed north of Hajjin, at two of them were field commanders, the SOHR report added.

The Syrian Democratic Forces are attempting to advance at the northern axis of Hajjin, while also clearing several hideouts belonging to the terrorist group:

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Mysterious group executes Turkish-backed rebel in eastern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] A mysterious group calling themselves the "Wrath of Olives Operation Room" released a video on Monday of their fighters executing a Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

Based on the footage released by the Wrath of Olives Operation Room, their fighters executed a Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel inside the town of Qabasin near the large city of al-Bab.

Below is the footage that was released by the group this week:

The Wrath of Olives Operation Room was formed by Kurdish fighters from the Afrin region earlier this year.

This group has threatened the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels with liquidations and sporadic attacks if they do not leave the Afrin region.

While the group is believed to be affiliated to the YPG, the latter has denied any relationship with them.
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HTS, Ahrar Al-Sham launch major security operation in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist and Salafist tough guys in the Idlib Governorate launched a large-scale security operation this week to identify and destroy sleeper cells belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) terrorist organization.

Led by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
and Harakat Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
, the jihadist rebels stormed and captured an Islamic State command-and-control center inside of Idlib city this morning.

According to pro-opposition activists via social media, the rebel groups tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
two Islamic State fighters and killed three others that refused to surrender to their forces in Idlib city.

Furthermore, the HTS security forces managed to seize a large quantity of weapons and explosives that were located inside the building used by the Islamic State fighters.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella went down under the weight of the custard...
inside the town of Ariha, Ahrar al-Sham stormed the Islamic State’s main hideout that is located near the electronic substation.

Pro-opposition activists claimed that intense festivities would breakout between ISIS and Ahrar al-Sham’s security forces, resulting in casualties for both parties.

Some of the Islamic State hard boyz refused to surrender and chose to detonate their boom jackets instead, the activists added.

This large-scale security operation in the Idlib Governorate was launched this week in response to the string of liquidations that targeted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s command.

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Turkish military convoy enters northwest Syria after jihadists refuse to leave Idlib buffer zone
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large Ottoman Turkish military convoy entered northwest Syria from the Hatay Province this morning, opposition activists reported via social media.

According to the reports, the Ottoman Turkish military sent more than ten armored vehicles through the Bab al-Hawa Crossing in northern Idlib.

Furthermore, the Ottoman Turkish military convoy was reportedly escorted by a large number of fighters from the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
’s (FSA) al-Sham Corps.

The Ottoman Turkish military convoy traveled to their observation posts near the Syrian Arab Army’s front-lines in the Idlib and Hama provinces.

This move by the Ottoman Turkish military comes just 24 hours after the jihadist rebels refused to leave the designated buffer zone in the Idlib, Aleppo, Latakia, and Hama governorates.

The Ottoman Turkish military will likely attempt to convince the jihadist rebels to leave the buffer zone before the Russian and Syrian forces decide to launch an operation to expel them from the region.

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Clashes in Palestinian Refugee Camp Wound 6
[An Nahar] Lebanese security officials say festivities between rival Paleostinian factions in a refugee camp in southern Leb maimed at least six people.

The officials say the festivities broke out Monday between members of Paleostinian President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
' Fatah and Jundallah
..."Soldiers of God," a name used by two separate terror outfits, one active in Iran and the other in Pakistain. Both are Sunni organizations that target Shiites. The Pak version has close relations with al-Qaeda and the Pak Talibs and is probably a false nose and mustache for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi...
, which is allied with Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said most of the six maimed are Fatah members.

Clashes are uncommon in the camp of Miyeh ou Miyeh, near the port city of Sidon.

Last year, the first official census of Paleostinian refugees in Leb revealed that they numbered 174,422, a figure almost two-thirds less than previously estimated. The refugees include those who fled or were driven out of what is now Israel during the 1948 war and their descendants.
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Terrorists abduct several Iranian forces near Pakistani border
[PRESSTV] Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says bandidos turbans have kidnapped a number of Iranian forces in the southeastern Province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan, which borders Pakistain.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the IRGC confirmed that local Basij volunteer forces and border guards had been among those kidnapped overnight near the town of Mirjaveh on the Pak border.

Members of "terrorist groups led and backed by foreign services" carried out the kidnappings by "deceiving and bribing infiltrators."

Iranian security forces, it added, are preparing to carry out operations to chase the bandidos turbans and secure the release of those kidnapped.

Earlier in the day, Iranian media quoted informed sources as saying that 14 Iranian forces had been kidnapped in the village of Lulakdan near Mirjaveh.

The Fars news agency later revised down the number of abductees to 11.

Media reports are also speculating that the abductees had been fed poison by the bandidos turbans prior to being crossed over into Pakistain.

In recent, Iranian border guards have repeatedly come under attacks by terror outfits active on the Pak soil.

The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terror group ‐ which is based in Pakistain ‐ usually claims responsibility for such assaults.

Tehran has repeatedly filed protests with Islamabad over its failure to end terror activities on the Pak side of the border. Two neighbors had signed a security deal in 2013.

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