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Africa Horn
Former Kismayo opposition leader surrenders to AMISOM
Mogadishu -- Persistent joint effort by the Interim Jubba Administration, AMISOM, IGAD and the International community to resolve the protracted political and security tension in Jubbaland paid off on 30th August 2014 after former opposition leader Col. Barre Hirale and nearly a hundred of his militia surrendered to AMISOM to bring to end the nearly one year of certainty in Jubbaland.

Col. Barre Hirale and his men finally handed themselves after discussions with respected traditional clan elders and Somali federal Government delegations led by the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Hon. Farah Abdikadir and Minister of Finance Hon. Hussein Halane who hails from Jubba land.

AMISOM forces from Kenyan contingent went to pick Mr. Barre Hirale from his location in the town of Gobweyn village, 18Kilometres North-east of Kismayo and escorted him to Kismayo where he met and shook hands his former political rival Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Madobe) leader of Interim Jubba Administration.

The Acting Head of AMISOM, Honourable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende, welcomed the move by Col. Baree Hirale and urged the people of Jubba land to now work with the Interim Jubba Administration and all security forces to defeat al- Shabaab and usher in new era of peace and development in of Somalia.

"African Union Mission in Somalia wants to thank Col. Barre Hirale and his militia men for choosing peace and to lay down their arms and join the rest of Somalis in building their country." said Hon. Wayoto.

After the capture of the strategic southern port city of Kismayo by Somali forces supported by AMISOM peace keepers, The Jubbaland Administration was formed by clan representatives, who later on elected Ahmed Mohamed Islan as the Jubbaland Administration leader, Barre Hirale and four other candidates disputed the election of Ahmed Madobe as Jubbaland leader and later fought with Jubbaland in Kismayo.

When news broke out that Barre Hirale has surrendered, locals received the news with jubilation and hope that the move nearly of one year of political tensions and uncertainty will end.
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Africa North
Tunisian Coastguard finds 42 bodies from Libyan wreck
[Libya Herald] The Tunisian Coastguard has recovered 42 bodies from the shoreline and the waters near Ben Guerdane over the past two days and expects to find many more in the coming hours. Ben Guerdane is one of the nearest Tunisian towns to the Libyan border.

Several days ago a boat carrying migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean capsized off the coast near Zuwara. It is thought that the bodies being recovered are those of some reported missing from that tragedy. They were said to be "badly decomposed."

Among the 42 are women and kiddies, some of whom were wearing life vests. Syrian identity papers were found on at least one of the bodies.

In news of another such tragedy, the Libyan Coastguard reported this morning a rubber boat carrying some 100 people has capsized near Garabulli, around 50 kilometres from Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
. The Coastguard has recovered 15 bodies, including two women and two children.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top||


Libya Dawn fractures and supports the House of Representatives
[Libya Herald] Splits have emerged in the Misrata-led Libya Dawn coalition just days after the UN Security Council said it would impose sanctions against those deemed to be threatening the country's stability . . .
Paywall. That's all we get.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top||


Libyan Islamists party like Spring Break in captured US Embassy pool
Islamist hard boyz partied like it was spring break in Cancun after invading US Embassy property in Libya on Sunday.

In a raucous video posted online, the terrorist hooligans wildly cheered each other on as they took turns swan-diving off the balcony of an embassy structure into a pool below. Most of them capped off their dives with a watery face plant.

The shenanigans unfolded as the umbrella Islamist terror group known as Dawn of Libya maintained a stranglehold over the empty US property, which they seized control of last week, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reported.

The Islamist-allied militia group stormed the building more than a month after American personnel were evacuated amid fears of an imminent attack.

A journalist who journeyed through the Islamist animal house Sunday noticed windows had been busted out but said nearly everything else was still intact and in good shape.

The party video appeared to have been filmed at the embassy™s residential annex, according to a tweet from US Ambassador to Libya Safira Deborah.

“But cannot say definitely since not there,” she added.

Deborah insisted in another tweet that the US Embassy in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
™s chancery and compound was still being safeguarded and had not yet been ransacked.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top||

#1  Women are still wearing the hijabs, though?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/01/2014 4:20 Comments || Top||

#2  If they pee in the pool the US should send in the EPA.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/01/2014 6:44 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Houthi leader slams Yemeni government
[Iran Press TV] A leader of Shia Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is "God is Great, Death to America", Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews" ...
fighters in Yemen has criticized the Yemeni government for seeking to keep the status quo in the country that has plunged people into poverty.

On Sunday, Sheikh Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said the Yemeni people have the right to stand up for their legitimate demands.

He further noted that Yemenis from all walks of life are against the government's "unjust policies and will not keep silent".

He slammed the situation in Yemen, saying that the failed government will fall.

Houthis have been holding demonstrations since August 20 when they strengthened their positions in the Yemeni capital Sana'a in an effort to press the government to resign.

The Shia movement and its supporters are demanding the resignation of the government and the reversal of recent increases in fuel prices. In response, the government has only offered a cabinet reshuffle and minor reforms.

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi had earlier called for a dialogue in an attempt to ease the tensions and invited the Houthi representatives to join a "unity government."
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Britain
UK Muslim leaders back fatwa against ISIL
[Iran Press TV] British Moslem holy mans have supported a fatwa against the ISIL 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...
myrmidon group operating in Iraq and Syria.

The religious decree, which was issued by the head of anti-extremism Quilliam foundation Sheikh Osama Hasan, denounces the ISIL as "an oppressive, tyrannical and heretical group."

"ISIL is a heretical, krazed killer organization and it is religiously prohibited (haram) to support or join it; furthermore, it is an obligation on British Moslems to actively oppose its poisonous ideology, especially when this is promoted within Britannia," part of the fatwa, published in the Sunday Times, reads.

According to reports, the decree was endorsed by six senior Moslem holy mans, among whom are the head imams of Leicester and Manchester Central Mosques. The fatwa is the first of its kind issued in the country.

Moslem Council of Britannia (MCB) also last week slammed the "psychopathic violence" committed by the ISIL cult, calling for an orchestrated attempt by Moslems to halt the "poison of extremism" infiltrating their communities.

The condemnation by Britannia's largest Moslem organization was made following a video release of the beheading of US journalist James Foley by an allegedly British ISIL myrmidon.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio had his hands full of angry bleached blonde...
the threat level in Britannia was raised from substantial to "severe", on the advice of security experts, meaning a terrorist attack is considered "highly likely" due to recent developments in Iraq and Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [28 views] Top||

#1  how many in the muslim community secretly admire isis?

they are carrying out mo style conquest!
Posted by: Paul D || 09/01/2014 3:20 Comments || Top||

#2  they are carrying out mo style conquest!

They were, at any rate, until the Crusaders brought to their attention that really, they were only able to do so because we weren't paying attention. Hopefully this time we'll pay attention long enough.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2014 8:26 Comments || Top||


UK militants use 'dead drop' to enter Syria, Iraq
[Iran Press TV] British turbans reportedly use the "dead letter box" system, a sophisticated method of espionage, to join ISIL 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...
s in the conflict zones in Syria and Iraq.

Media outlets have quoted Turkish authorities as saying that the terrorist group's handlers use the method to help turbans smuggle their ways into Syria and Iraq, where the group is currently wrecking havoc.

The silent email addresses never send messages but contain instructions in the "drafts" folder which help the turbans to move from Europe undetected across the Turkish border into training bases in Syria. The passwords for emails are frequently changed to ensure the users are not tracked.

Turkish authorities believe more than 20 British nationals are now waiting in safe houses for a signal to cross over into Syria. They said these Britons are among around 100 foreign turbans that are suspected of being in a network of ISIL buildings waiting for calls to move on.

At least 500 British nationals have travelled from the UK to fight in Syria and Iraq. Some believe the figure could be twice as high considering dual nationals.

On the advice of security experts last week, the threat level in Britannia was raised from substantial to "severe", meaning a terrorist attack is considered "highly likely" due to recent developments in Iraq and Syria.

British Prime Minister David Cameron
... has stated that he is certainly a big Thatcher fan, but I don't know whether that makes me a Thatcherite, which means he's not. Since he is not deeply ideological he lacks core principles and is easily led. He has been described as certainly not a Pitt, Elder or Younger, but he does wear a nice suit so maybe he's Beau Brummel ...
is also said to have set out a range of measures to counter the threat posed by the terrorist group.

The government reportedly plans to introduce new legislation to make it harder for Britons to travel to Syria and Iraq, including measures making it easier to take people's passports away.

A government source said British authorities are considering a temporary ban on the return of British-born ISIL turbans to the country. The finalized plan will be reportedly presented to MPs on Monday.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top||

#1  help with the unemployment figures as they were destined for a life on welfare.
Posted by: Paul D || 09/01/2014 3:18 Comments || Top||

#2  The fruits of being trained by Besoeker's Klingons when they still were "Syrian Rebels"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/01/2014 4:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually g(r)om, it was the lads at Vauxhall Cross who perfected the 'dead drop.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/01/2014 4:33 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Sirajul Haq advises Nawaz to get in touch with Imran
[DAWN] Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
(JI) chief Sirajul Haq
...current head of the Pak Jamaat-e-Islami. Siraj was born in 1962 and entered politics shortly after that...
has advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
to get in touch with Pakistain Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems...
.

Haq's call comes as festivities are under way in Islamabad between PTI and PAT protests and law enforcement personnel in Islamabad's Constitution Avenue and at least one protester has died as a result.

The clash began when the protesters began to march towards Prime Minister House from D-chowk where they were previously camping.

The situation in the capital is taking on critical proportions with three deaths reported so far among the protesters and the prime minister having left for Islamabad a day before he was originally scheduled to.

Sunday also witnessed a number of attacks on media personnel by personnel from law enforcement agencies.
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Political crisis must end through political means, Army says
[DAWN] After a lengthy four hour meeting at General Headquarters, the Pakistain Army corps commanders came out with a statement "reaffirming support to democracy" and reiterating that the current stand-off between the PML-N led government and the Pakistain Tehrik-I-Insaaf (PTI), Pakistain Awami Tehrik (PAT) needed a political solution.

The meeting, which was headed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, saw the corps commanders reject "further use of force" in the crisis, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) blurb stated.

The commanders also expressed "serious concern" over the violent turn of events in the federal capital.

"The Army remains committed to playing its part in ensuring security of the state and will never fall short of meeting national aspirations," the blurb stated.

Dawn.com learnt that General Raheel Sharif took the commanders into confidence over his meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
, PTI Chief Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
and PAT Chief Tahirul Qadri
...Pak politician, and would-be dictator, founder and head of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran and Pakistain Awami Tehrik. He usually resides in Canada, but returns to Pakistain periodically to foam at the mouth and lead demonstrations. Depending on which way the wind's blowing, Qadri claims to be the author of Pak's blasphemy law. Other times he says it wasn't him...
last week.

The critical meeting, which was scheduled to be held on Monday morning, was pushed up to today in light of rapidly unfolding events.

The situation in Islamabad took on critical proportions after the festivities began late on Saturday and led to at least three reported deaths and countless injuries by Sunday night.
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Imran terms FIR as pack of lies
[The News (Pak)] Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
chairman Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five...
has said that the FIR registered against him was nothing but a pack of lies.

Addressing Azadi March participants on Monday, he said that all the allegations leveled against him were false.

He claimed that the PTI workers were not involved in violence as festivities erupted between the PAT workers and police first. He said PTI workers were following the PAT workers.

Khan said that police were scared of PTI workers.
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Imran moved forward against party decision: Javed Hashmi
[The News (Pak)] Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) President Javed Hashmi has stated that Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
's decision to move forward to the PM House was against that of the party.

Addressing a presser here Sunday, Hashmi disclosed that Imran Khan had assured that they would not move forward from Constitution Avenue.

Hashmi said Imran Khan changed his stance after Sheikh Rasheed and Saifullah Niazi delivered a message to him. The PTI president said that he was not informed of what prompted the decision to move forward despite asking Imran Khan. Hashim said he was told by Imran Khan that he could leave if he had difference.

Hashmi regretted that there was no democracy in the party. "I had advised Imran to wait till the result of negotiations", he said. "Shah Mehmood Wormtongue Qureshi had also supported my viewpoint."

He said: "No distance has been left between martial law and us".

According to Javed Hashmi, the Pakistain Awami Tehrik (PAT) would not proceed to the PM House until they received the go ahead from Imran Khan.

The PTI president called on the government to end the barbaric action and asked Imran Khan to return, stating that he would stand by him if he did so.

The PTI President also said, if democracy is derailed Imran Khan will be responsible for it.

Imran Reacts

Addressing his supporters from his container, Imran Khan said he is disappointed at Javed Hashmi's statements and announced that from this day forward his path and Javed Hashmi's path are different.
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Corps Commanders conference reaffirms support to Nawaz democracy
[The News (Pak)] The Corps Commanders conference chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif ended with the decision that "further use of force will only aggravate the problem".

The conference was originally planned to take place on Monday but due to the security situation in the Capital and the unrest in the country the meeting was held on Sunday.

According to a blurb from the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the conference "reviewed with serious concern, the existing political crisis and the violent turn it has taken, resulting in large scale injuries and loss of lives."

The meeting once again reiterated that the "situation should be resolved politically without wasting any time and without recourse to violent means."

The ISPR statement ended on the note that the "army remains committed to playing its part in ensuring security of the state and will never fall short of meeting national aspirations."
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Fazl advise Imran, Qadri to admit political demise
[The News (Pak)] Chief of Jamaiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
Sunday advised Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) chief Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
and Pakistain Awami Tehrik (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri
...Pak politician, and would-be dictator, founder and head of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran and Pakistain Awami Tehrik. He usually resides in Canada, but returns to Pakistain periodically to foam at the mouth and lead demonstrations. Depending on which way the wind's blowing, Qadri claims to be the author of Pak's blasphemy law. Other times he says it wasn't him...
to admit political demise and return.

"If your self-esteem does not let you roll back your protest, then admit announce demise and return," he said while addressing a protest rally in Khyber Bazar.

He alleged that Imran Khan is governing a province by getting into power through rigging but he had blocked roads in Punjab for the alleged irregularities in just four constituencies.

He termed the demand of the resignation from the Prime Minister as unconstitutional and illegal.
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Imran went with party's decision to go to PM House: Shireen Mazari
[DAWN] After Javed Hashmi's fiery
...a single two-syllable word carrying connotations of both incoherence and viciousness. A fiery delivery implies an audience of rubes and yokels, preferably forming up into a mob...
presser, PTI information department came to play on the front and defended their chief, Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who ain't the brightest knife in the national drawer...
, by issuing a blurb stating that moving towards Prime Minister House was a collective decision.

PTI Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari said that the PTI negotiating committee decided that the party would not move forward towards PM House and the decision was conveyed to Imran who endorsed it.

The party's decision was conveyed by Secretary General Jahangir Tareen and Additional Secretary General Saifullah to PAT representatives who said their movement forward would remain peaceful.

Mazari said that on hearing this reassurance, Imran convened a meeting of the larger core committee which endorsed his view that PTI should move forward to the PM House.

Javed Hashmi was the only exception who disagreed, she said, adding that Imran went with the majority's call.

Mazari said the PTI leadership stands with Imran and the decisions made by him.
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Iraq
Australia To Join Multinational Weapons Drop Into Iraq
[Ynet] Australia will drop military equipment and aid to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State murderous Moslems in northern Iraq in response to a request from the United States, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday.

Australia will join Canada, Italia, La Belle France, Britannia and the United States in providing arms and humanitarian relief as part of a multinational effort to be coordinated by Iraq and other countries in the region, Abbott said.

"The situation in Iraq represents a humanitarian catastrophe," Abbott said in a statement. He said Australia would continue to work with international partners to "address the security threat" posed by the hard boys.
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#1  Nothing says I love you like a new EF88.
Posted by: Steven || 09/01/2014 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2  That, and the Steyr SL40.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/01/2014 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Or a PS90 - My wife wants one for her birthday
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/01/2014 9:43 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank
Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said.

“On the instructions of the political echelon... 4,000 dunams at (the settlement of) Gevaot is declared as state land,” the army department charged with administering civil affairs in occupied territory said, adding that concerned parties have 45 days to appeal. It said that the step stemmed from political decisions taken after the June killing of three Israeli teenagers snatched from a roadside in the same area, known to Israelis as Gush Etzion settlement bloc.
And every time hard boyz kill more innocents you take more land. Eventually people get the idea.
Eventually it won't matter whether they do or not.
The Etzion settlements council welcomed Sunday's announcement, and said it was the prelude to expansion of the current Gevaot settlement. It “paves the way for the new city of Gevaot”, a statement said.

“The goal of the murderers of those three youths was to sow fear among us, to disrupt our daily lives and to call into doubt our right to the land,” it said. “Our response is to strengthen settlement.”
See? Consequences.
Settlement watchdog Peace Now expressed alarm.

“As far as we know, this declaration is unprecedented in its scope since the 1980s and can dramatically change the reality in the Gush Etzion and the Bethlehem areas,” it said in a statement.
Precisely...
“Peace Now views this declaration as proof that Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu does not aspire for a new "Diplomatic Horizon", but rather he continues to put obstacles to the two-state vision and promote a one-state solution.
Hamas wants a one-state solution, yet you don't seem to object to that...
“By declaring another 4,000 dunams as state land, the Israeli government stabs (Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas) and the moderate Palestinian forces in the back, proving again that violence delivers Israeli concessions while non-violence results in settlement expansion,” it said.
Mahmoud is used to being stabbed in the back. He's a Palestinian...
Peace Now official Hagit Ofran said that the legal basis for such land confiscation was an 1858 ruling by the region's Ottoman rulers.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top||

#1  Well, it was our land in the first place.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/01/2014 1:12 Comments || Top||

#2  This land is my land...
This land ain't your land...
I got a shotgun...
and you don't got one...
I'll blow your head off...
If you don't get off...
This land is made for only me!

(seems fair since it was allocated to Israel and the Paleos haven't done a damn thing with it other than try to kill Jews. NO LAND FOR YOU)
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/01/2014 1:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Far far less land appropriated than the Russians and Poles took from Germany in '45. Losing wars of destruction upon one's neighbors has consequences.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/01/2014 8:28 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Suspicious Car Seized in Akkar after Entering from Syria
[AnNahar] A suspicious car that had entered Leb from Syria was seized Sunday in the northern region of Akkar, state-run National News Agency reported.

"Agents from the State Security department of Akkar's Qobaiyat seized a white Honda SUV that was hidden in the village of al-Nsoub in the Jabal Akroum region," NNA said.

"Following investigations, it turned out that it has no registration papers and was brought from Syrian into Arsal around five months ago," the agency added.

It said the car carrying no license plates was handed over to the Qobaiyat cop shoppe for further investigations.

The brutal Syrian war has heavily spilled over into Leb in the past two years and krazed killer groups have targeted areas considered sympathetic to 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...
with several car kabooms.

The jihadist hard boyz said the blasts that killed mostly civilians were in response to the group's military intervention in the neighboring country.

On June 30, three booby-trapped cars were discovered in Syria's Qalamun plains on the border with Leb, among them two with Lebanese license plates, according to Syria's state TV.

According to media reports, car theft gangs operating in Leb had been behind sending several stolen vehicles via illegal border crossings into Syria, where they would be rigged with explosives and sent back to Leb.
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Islamists Free 5 Security Captives, Deny Imminent Release of Christian Abductees
[AnNahar] Four of the soldiers and a security forces member kidnapped by Islamist bad boy earlier in August were released late on Saturday, announced a leader of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front.

The security personnel were transported to the residence of Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri in the northeastern border town of Arsal.

They have been identified as Ahmed Ghiyeh, Ibrahim Shaaban, Saleh al-Baradei, Mohammed al-Qaderi, and Wael Darwish.

The Turkish Anatolia news agency said that the Lions of Islam only released Sunni captives.

The Nusra Front leader denied that the Islamists will be releasing any of the Christian captives.

The Front now still has in its captivity 13 security personnel, ten are held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original...
, while four others are missing, reported Voice of Leb (93.3) radio on Sunday.

The soldiers and security forces members were kidnapped after festivities between the army and Islamists in Arsal in early August.

The festivities erupted on August 2 in light of the arrest of a prominent al-Nusra Front member.

The fighting ended on August 7 with the Lions of Islam withdrawing from the region, but kidnapping a number of soldiers and security forces members.

A few of them have since been released.

Media reports have said that the Lions of Islam are seeking the release of Islamists held in Roumieh Prison in exchange for the captives.

The captors later aired a video of captive soldier Ali al-Hajj Hassan, who demanded that his parents pressure the state to release Roumieh inmates.
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Al Nusra Front: We'll Free UN Peacekeepers In Return For Humanitarian Aid
[Ynet] The al-Qaeda affiliated Al Nusra Front says it reached a deal the UN peacekeeping mission which allowed 45 of its forces to go free after being trapped on the Golan, al-Jazeera reported.

The rebel group added that it is conditioning of the release of 45 peacekeeping forces from Fiji on the transferring of humanitarian aid to the Ruta area of the embattled Syiran capital Damascus.
That seems an odd request...
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#1  These are the moderates, right?
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Dozens of Yazidi Women 'Sold into Marriage' by Jihadists
[AnNahar] Several dozen Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq have been taken to Syria, forced to convert and sold into marriage to murderous Moslems, a monitoring group said Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based NGO, said it had confirmed that at least 27 Yazidi women had been sold for around $1,000 each to IS fighters.

The group said it was aware that some 300 Yazidi women had been kidnapped and transported to Syria by the jihadists, but it had so far documented the sale into marriage of 27.

"In recent weeks, some 300 women and girls of the Yazidi faith who were kidnapped in Iraq have been distributed as spoils of war to fighters from the Islamic State," a statement said.

The group said it had documented several cases in which the fighters then sold the women as brides for $1,000 each to other IS members after forcing them to convert to Islam.

"The Observatory documented at least 27 cases of those being sold into marriage by Islamic State members in the northeast of Aleppo province, and parts of Raqa and Hassakeh province," the NGO said.

It added that some Syrian Arabs and Kurds had tried to buy some of the women in a bid to set them free, but they were only being sold to IS members.

The Observatory said it was unclear what had happened to the rest of the 300 women, and strongly denounced the "sale of these women who are being treated as though they are objects to buy and sell."

Both U.N. officials and Yazidis fleeing IS advances in Iraq have said fighters kidnapped women to be sold into forced marriages.

U.N. religious right monitor Heiner Beilefeldt warned earlier this month of reports of women being executed and kidnapped by IS murderous Moslems.

"We have reports of women being executed and unverified reports that strongly suggest that hundreds of women and kiddies have been kidnapped --- many of the teenagers have been sexually assaulted, and women have been assigned or sold to 'IS' fighters," she said.

Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking minority who follow an ancient faith rooted in Zoroastrianism, are dubbed "devil worshipers" by IS Death Eaters because of their unorthodox blend of beliefs and practices.

The IS emerged from the one-time Iraqi affiliate of al-Qaeda but has since broken with that group and espouses an interpretation of Islam that has been widely rejected.

It has pressed a campaign of terror in the areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, which it deems an Islamic "caliphate," carrying out decapitations, crucifixions and public stonings.

In June, the group launched a lightning offensive in Iraq, overrunning parts of five provinces.

In August, it captured Yazidi villages in the area of Mount Sinjar, prompting an enormous outpouring of the minority amid reports of executions and the abduction of women.
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