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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Boston: Murder indictments in contaminated drug death cases
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/17/2014 18:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6 views] Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
New York premiere of Sony's North Korea comedy canceled after threats
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/17/2014 04:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top||

#1  Brave Sir Hollywood!

Republicans should learn. Threats work.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/17/2014 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2  I see real threats against the left work.

Little wonder they target Americans and Christians and ignore Islam and Thug dictators.

I think Americans should change their tactics against the left then.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/17/2014 10:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Apparently Sony already had the ending changed to satisfy the North Koreans, so who is doing the threatening?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/17/2014 14:38 Comments || Top||

U.S. Army Lieutenant makes wrong turn - joins Legion.
[Daily Mail] A US Army Lieutenant who deserted to join the French Foreign Legion has been jailed for four years following a court martial. Second Lieutenant Lawrence Franks, 28, graduated in second place from West Point military academy in 2008 before deserting the following year.

Lt Franks vanished from Fort Drum in New York state in 2009 and despite a massive search of nearby woods, there was no sign of any body.
He's no longer suicidal, currently 3-3 in French, and a master chef with book deal pending. Not bad for a second place USAMA cadet.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top||

#1  Had he gone off to Canada and smoked pot for a few years, we could be seeing a presidential request for pardon from Plains, GA. Ripping up your draft card and carting off to Canada is much preferred.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2014 2:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I have been told that Ft Drum leads the Army in AWOL and desertion charges. Been there: it is truly a unpleasant place. The weather sucks and the locals see you as a tool to be used.
Posted by: ed in texas || 12/17/2014 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3  It is long ago since the Legion had a policy of not asking questions where someone came from.
Posted by: BernardZ || 12/17/2014 9:34 Comments || Top||

#4  They ask now, but do they tell? I'll bet they're pretty tight with that info?
Posted by: Shipman || 12/17/2014 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  You are wrong. Shipman. Once you are in no questions are asked but before that you have to tell the Legion everything about you and hiding something is definitely a bad idea. Don't know how it was in former decades but nowdays Foreign Legion does not accept murderers and does not accept rapers. I hold it from a Major from the Foreign Legion.
Posted by: JFM || 12/17/2014 11:34 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm a grad who was thirty years senior to this guy.

The US Government spent a lot of money on this guy's education. A LOT. He owed the country repayment of his education.

From the sounds of things, he was pretty unbalanced, mentally. It may have been for the better that he never led US troops in combat.

In any case, he will now do four years hard time as a private at Leavenworth. That is still not giving the US value in return for its considerable investment in his education.

Once he has served his time, he should be left to carve his own path - as a convicted felon.

Three of his classmates - all First Lieutenants - have been killed in action during the global war on terror (see http://www.westpointaog.org/inmemoriam?chid=239 - the USMA Class of 2004 took the biggest hit, with 12 KIA thus far).

The real test of this guy's character will unfold ten and more years down the road. What can he make of himself? In his USMA photo, the gold stars on his collar meant that he graduated in the top 5% of his class academically - which translates to very exceptional academic skills.

The only credit I will give him is that he turned himself in, to face the music.
Posted by: Lone Ranger || 12/17/2014 12:03 Comments || Top||

#7  He is a natural Soldier.

The US government sucks with talent placement.
Posted by: newc || 12/17/2014 13:24 Comments || Top||

#8  So if L Tee gets 4 years then Bergtoad gets what ..40?
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 12/17/2014 15:18 Comments || Top||

Sweden urges fresh look into secretary general Dag Hammarskjold's death
[LaeVelder] Sweden asked the United Nations on Monday to reopen an inquiry into the mysterious death more than 50 years ago of secretary general Dag Hammarskjold, citing new evidence and a need to close “an open wound.”
"New evidence" from where? ..... Ah yes. Any bets on where this is headed ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top||

#1  In other news, it has recently been discovered that Olifant tanks of a rogue apartheid regime were armed with anti-aircraft missiles from rogue Jewish State of Israel, all secretly funded by the racist American intelligence services.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2014 2:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Beso, you left out BUSH and KOCH!
Other than that, I think you have the beginnings of a Pulitzer Prize there.
Posted by: ed in texas || 12/17/2014 7:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Hmmmmm, died in 1961. The US president back then was...ooooops! JFK.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/17/2014 12:33 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Congolese Rebels Escape From Camp in Uganda
The Ugandan army said Tuesday that nearly 1,000 former M23 rebels had escaped from a camp just before their scheduled repatriation to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The army's chief spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Ankunda, said the fighters cited security fears as their reason for not returning to the DRC.

Ankunda, communicating via Twitter, said the Ugandan government was looking for the escaped fighters.

Earlier in the day, Bertrand Bisimwa, civilian head of M23, said the fighters had fled as trucks arrived at the Bihanga military camp to take them to an airbase, where they would be airlifted to the DRC. He said some of the fighters had been shot and wounded during their escape.

A number of M23 fighters ended up in Uganda last year after the Congolese army drove the rebels from their strongholds in Congo's North Kivu province.
Posted by: badanov || 12/17/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [28 views] Top||

#1  Word got out about the return flight? Hefty club tab awaiting them ?

If it's just the same to you, we'll opt for leather Cadillac's and a leg stretch. See Jy bro's !
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2014 1:47 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
US announces ‘historic’ thaw in Cuba ties
[DAWN] The United States on Wednesday announced a "historic" thaw in relations with Cuba, saying it would work to re-establish diplomatic ties with Havana and ease long-standing trade and travel sanctions.

Washington will re-establish an embassy in Havana "in the coming months," a senior administration official said after a prisoner exchange between the two countries.

US President Barack Obama
I inhaled. That was the point...
was due to make a policy announcement at the White House shortly after noon (1700 GMT). Cuban President Compañero Raul Castro
...Fidel's little brother...
was set to make a speech at the same time.

The pair spoke on Tuesday to discuss the plans for the release of US national Alan Gross and three Cubans held in the United States in exchange for a "US intelligence asset," the official said.

"The president also made clear his intent to pursue these policy changes but also to continue our advocacy for human rights
...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
in Cuba," the officials said.

The United States imposed a trade embargo against Cuba ‐ the Cold War foe closest to its shores ‐ in 1960 and the two countries have not had diplomatic relations since 1961.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2014 12:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top||

#1  This confirms the Che banners at democratic HQ's, and puts an exclamation point on Che T-shirt sales just in time for Feliz Navidad in Havana.
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 12/17/2014 12:13 Comments || Top||

#2  While I have no sympathy for the Castro brothers, or their old friend Che, I think it is the height of hypocrisy that we give communist China preferential treatment at the same time we treat Cuba like a pariah.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/17/2014 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  This may not be a popular Rantburg sentiment, but overall I think this is a good move. It certainly backs Putin and Venezuela into a corner. Commerce is always good. More importantly, this should improve pitching in MLB.
Posted by: Penguin || 12/17/2014 12:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Cigars all around!
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/17/2014 14:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Starting to remind me of the Jummy Carter abandenment of the Panama Canal treaty to China control.
Step one trading Taliban terrorists for a deserter, step two sending 5 more akbars to Uruguay, step three wringing hands over the DiF screed on torture to justify more 'humanitarian' releases, step four 'normalize' relations with Cuba, and step 5 would be closing Gitmo followed by a good will gesture giving it back to Cuba and repenting Americas past Imperialism winning the Spanish/American War.

Any bets that's the Potentates goal?
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 12/17/2014 14:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Should have been done a long time ago. Little Havana is apoplectic.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 12/17/2014 14:21 Comments || Top||

#7  The sanctions kept the Castro brothers in power and made them multi-millionaires. We should have reevaluated the strategy long ago.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/17/2014 14:35 Comments || Top||

#8  so, the Cuban Commies imprison an American aid worker for 5 years and we reward them with three spies returned and opening of diplo relations.

Great job, Champ.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/17/2014 14:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Frank an unnamed US spy is being returned as well.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/17/2014 15:07 Comments || Top||

#10  Which Bacardi becomes the real rum? The current family's product or the cuban state industrial product?

Also, resorts int owned the large (c-word) houses of gaming in Havana. At that time it was 1/3 Meyer Lansky (Murder Inc.), 1/3 Howard Hughes, 1/3 CIA. The CIA is still here so would they be owners of record?
Posted by: 3dc || 12/17/2014 15:59 Comments || Top||

#11  I have no problem with this. For a very long time I've believed green backs would crumble the Castors control. Cubans will run with the ball once they have one. The embargo has been stubborn hubris for the last 50 years.
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 12/17/2014 16:04 Comments || Top||

#12  I still remember Oct 1963 I was 8 years old, living on KI Sawyer a SAC base in Michigan. To us duck and cover meant something, also we had a fully stocked bomb shelter under the Gym. Russian ICBMs were so inaccurate that we might have survived.
Posted by: Crins Bourbon3320 || 12/17/2014 16:24 Comments || Top||

#13  On second glance this is much less than appears. Uncontrolled tourism still not allowed, must be in one of the 12 approved groups. $400 bring back but limit is still $100 on rum and smokes. The embassy is the main change, gonna take awhile to find one, think the old one was turned into an anti-imperialist museum?

Higher remits allowed $5K up from $1K.

Much smaller move than it would appear.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/17/2014 16:43 Comments || Top||

#14  Story my dad told about his dad and him; something like:

"McConnel AFB is the nearest real target (150+miles away) so we should be safe."

"What makes you think they will hit their target?"

The more I read about Kennedy, the more I wonder how he didn't get everyone killed.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/17/2014 17:04 Comments || Top||

#15  I don't get all the dancing either, just looks like a prisoner exchange and an import/export value COLA.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/17/2014 18:38 Comments || Top||

#16  The Soviet records show that Khrushchev had to rebuke and threaten Castro who was pissed because Khrushchev didn't nuke the US from Cuba!

Still unknown links from Cuba to Oswald and a known desire of Castro to kill Kennedy.

Before opening to Cuba both Castros should have exited stage left.
Posted by: 3dc || 12/17/2014 18:47 Comments || Top||

Cuban spies to be released.
The major wire service sez normalization talks with Cuba to begin.
Another government-by-presidential-memo move. But it seems to me the Senate is required to vote on the matter...
Posted by: Shipman || 12/17/2014 10:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top||

#1  Only on the embargo, the Helms p-Burton Act in particular. No way it will be repealed. Still commerce will increase via individual tourists packing stuff in and out.

Could be Venezuela is getting ready to close the vale.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/17/2014 15:01 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Fighting erupts in Lugansk

For a map, click here. You can enlarge the map, if you open it separately.

By Chris Covert

Even though both sides of the civil war in Ukraine have boasted several days of silence, fighting started anew in areas north and northwest of Lugansk, according to Russian and English language news reports.

Russian military blogger Colonel Cassad reported that both the Ukrainian Army and the Donbas rebels have been fighting near Stanitsa Luganskaya over the past day or so. The engagements have been the result of both sides attempting to send out armed recon patrols into the other's area of operation.

Stanitsa Luganskaya was the site of fighting between the combatants since early December, as rebel forces have attempted to establish a bridgehead over the Northern Donetsk River. Other areas straddling or near the river have also seen fighting, including the Ukrainian bridgehead at Schastye. Today's fighting has been the heaviest in almost a week.

According to the report, artillery fire was also exchanged near Stanitsa Luganskaya, but most of the damage took place because both sides built up forces in contact. Losses were not reported.

Losses in materiel for the Ukrainians included two 120mm self propelled mortars, three 122mm towed artillery and two prime movers. Damaged equipment included three 2S3 self propelled artillery vehicles and two tanks.

Losses for the rebels in materiel include three 82mm mortars, one prime mover and one armored personnel carrier.

The day before in Olkhovoye, west of Stanitsa Luganskaya, both sides also fought.

Losses for the Ukrainian Army include five killed, 12 wounded, one infantry fighting vehicle and three prime movers.

For the rebels losses included three dead, 15 wounded, one 23mm AAA artillery truck and one mortar. According to a report from the pro rebel Voice of Sevastopol, "...four houses on the outskirts of Olkhovoye were damaged, there were no victims among the civilian population..."

Both sides over the last day or so have reported shelling of the town of Slavyanoserbsky by rebel artillery. Only two weeks ago rebel forces occupied the town, which is just south of the Northern Donetsk River. Slavyanoserbsky is just seven kilometers west of the Ukrainian bridgehead at Schastye, and was the site of a rebel operation to encircle Schastye.

Schastye itself has been the site of numerous attempts by rebel forces to eject Ukrainian forces, all to no avail.

Ukrainian military media has reported very little on the fighting along the river, except to say that rebel attempts to push across the river have been driven back.

Also, according to a report by Ukrainian military journalist Dmitri Tymchuk, rebel forces have been moving "up to" 30 T-64 and T-72 tanks and self propelled artillery pieces into the area of T1303, which had been previously occupied by Ukrainian police units.

Chris Covert writes about foreign military issues for Rantburg.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com. You can read past articles about the 2014 war in southeastern Ukraina by clicking here.
Posted by: badanov || 12/17/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top||

Was German MP killed by Russia?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 12/17/2014 09:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [4 views] Top||

Home Front: Politix
When Mom Calls C-Span
No matter how your day is going at least you can say it didn’t start out with Mom calling in to C-Span while you were a guest.
Posted by: junkiron || 12/17/2014 05:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top||

#1  Did she tell you that u forgot your lunch?
Posted by: chris || 12/17/2014 10:07 Comments || Top||

#2  “And I’m you’re mother,” Joy continued as both brothers flinched. “And I disagree that all families are like ours. I don’t know many families that are fighting at Thanksgiving. I was very glad that this Thanksgiving was a year that you two were supposed to go to your in-laws. And I’m hoping you’ll have some of this out of your system when you come here for Christmas. I would really like a peaceful Christmas.”
Posted by: 3dc || 12/17/2014 10:52 Comments || Top||

PML-Q politician gunned down over ‘land dispute’
[DAWN] A Pakistain Moslem League (PML-Q) politician was bumped off over what the police said a land dispute on Tuesday.

Chaudhry Sarwar contested elections from PP-14 Rawalpindi in 2013 and had a property office at Ghauri Town.

The Kural police said Mr Sarwar was attacked by gunnies riding in a car when he reached the gate of Ghauri Town. He received seven bullets and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!

The police said the dear departed lived at Soan Garden and was working on some projects, including the construction of a plaza at Khanna.

The police said Mr Sarwar had a dispute over a piece of land and received frequent life threats.

"We have some clues about the killers and are working to arrest them," the police said. The police described the suspect as an influential personality of the city but did not disclose his name.

A police official on the condition of anonymity told Dawn that Mr Sarwar had requested the police to provide him security. However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
the request was not taken seriously, he added.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2014 12:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [8 views] Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
Church of England appoints first female bishop
[DAWN] The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport.

The announcement came five months after the church ended a long and divisive
...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled...
dispute by voting to allow women to serve as bishops.

Lane, who called her promotion "an unexpected joy," made her first act as bishop leading a prayer for the victims of the Taliban school massacre in Pakistain.

"I am very conscious of all those who have gone before me, women and men, who for decades have looked forward to this moment," she said.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who succeeded where his predecessors failed in elevating women to church leadership, said he was "absolutely delighted" by the appointment.

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 ...
called it "an historic appointment and an important step forward for the Church towards greater equality in its senior positions."

Lane was ordained in 1994, one of the first women to become a Church of England priest; her husband is also an Anglican priest. Her biography on the website of the Church of St. Peter's Hale, where she currently serves, says her interests include "learning to play the saxophone, supporting Manchester United, reading and doing cryptic crosswords."

The 80 million-strong global Anglican Communion, whose members range from conservative evangelicals to supporters of gay marriage, has long been divided on the role of women in church leadership.

The Episcopal Church in the United States was the first member to have a woman serve as bishop and is now led by a woman.

The Church of England's national assembly, the General Synod, voted for the measure in July after a previous attempt two years earlier had failed. Lane is to be ordained next month as a junior, or suffragan, bishop.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2014 12:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top||

Science & Technology
Curiosity Rover Detects Spikes Of Methane At Mars
[Ynet] NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what.

Most of Earth's atmospheric methane comes from animal and plant life, and the environment itself. So the Martian methane raises the question of past or present microbial life. Or the gas elevations could come from geological sources, comet impacts or something else entirely.

The latest study, released Tuesday by the journal Science, indicates there's less than half the expected amount of methane in the atmosphere around Curiosity's location in Gale Crater. But over a full Martian year, the rover measured fairly frequent occurrences of elevated methane levels - tenfold increases.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/17/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top||

#1  Yeah... Even Marvin the Martian has to pass gas once in awhile.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/17/2014 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  If the Rover would look over it's errr...uhh...shoulder(?), it would notice the three eyed Blaztikqercsrt passing gas behind a rock.
Posted by: Mystic || 12/17/2014 0:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Methane gas - proof positive of global warming!
Posted by: Raj || 12/17/2014 0:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Methane being a potent greenhouse gas, will the US EPA now claim jurisdiction over Mars?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 12/17/2014 3:29 Comments || Top||

#5  I had understood that methane was a naturally occurring precursor atmosphere, due to lack of free oxygen, which is a product of photosynthetic life.
Did someone change the rules of chemistry?
Posted by: ed in texas || 12/17/2014 7:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Seems to be evidence that plant life is NOT required for the production of carbon compounds.

Are we really sure that petroleum production is a biological process and not a geologic process?

Human arrogance always thinks it knows everyting.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/17/2014 8:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Qustion is: "Who farted?"
Posted by: JFM || 12/17/2014 8:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Chemical composition of a human flatus. Nitrogen: 20-90%
Hydrogen: 0-50% (flammable)
Carbon dioxide: 10-30%
Oxygen: 0-10%
Methane: 0-10% (flammable)
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 12/17/2014 9:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Uncle Cecil reveals all ye need to know

30 years of answers to just about anything...you can spend hours here...


What exactly is a fart?



Dear Cecil:

With all your scatological insight, what exactly is a fart? Is it, as some surmise, a burp gone wrong? Is it a relative of the hiccup? The sneeze? And is it not healthier to vent oneself than to squelch? --Phillip S., Chicago

Dear Phillip:

Your question comes at an opportune moment--I've just been reading up on the subject in the Harvard Medical School Health Letter. Harvard is a veritable gold mine when it comes to flatulence.

Intestinal gas, we learn, is made up mostly of five gases: nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane. The first two you get from swallowing air during eating, while the last three are generated in the large intestine. From this we may deduce that burps and belches, which emanate from the stomach, consist mostly of air. Hiccups and sneezes, of course, are wholly unrelated.

Hydrogen and carbon dioxide are produced by bacteria nibbling on undigested food in the colon. The noble bean, for instance, contains complex sugars that cannot be broken down by the body's digestive juices. Upon arriving in the colon, these sugars are set upon vigorously by the resident microbes, and the resultant fermentation produces the cheerful calliope effect celebrated in such cinematic masterworks as Blazing Saddles.

Methane, another digestive byproduct, is responsible for the unique blue flame that has absorbed the attentions of college freshmen for generations. It is recommended, incidentally, that persons contemplating experiments in this line wear fireproof undies when doing so. Unca Cecil speaks from experience.

I might further mention that a friend of mine, who has reason to worry, has inquired whether there are any cases on record of persons who have exploded as a result of smoking in bed after a hearty bean barbecue. To date I have not been able to find any. However, internal detonations supposedly have resulted from the incautious use of an electrocautery device inside the bowel. The eating of beans before surgery, therefore, is definitely contraindicated.

Interestingly, the characteristic fragrance of the fart is produced not by any of the aforementioned gases but by "minute amounts of volatile chemicals formed by bacterial metabolism of residual protein and fat," we read here. Persons whose flatulence is especially memorable in this regard may be suffering from dietary maladjustment. For example, people with lactase deficiency who drink a lot of milk are said to be able to produce a gas of near-lethal impact.

Other foods that may produce farts of unusual pungency include broccoli, onions, cauliflower, cabbage, radishes, and raw apples. Don't those seem like the ideal salad ingredients for an eventful sorority lunch?

Posted by: Shipman || 12/17/2014 10:13 Comments || Top||

#10  Are we really sure that petroleum production is a biological process and not a geologic process?

Human arrogance always thinks it knows everyting.

Absolutely correct. And why we will probably never run out of hydrocarbons.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 12/17/2014 12:03 Comments || Top||

#11  Qustion is: "Who farted?"

Fun fact - the first thing I learned to do in college was to light these puppies. Yes, I'm easily entertained...
Posted by: Raj || 12/17/2014 15:05 Comments || Top||

#12  I hope you did it through your underwear, Raj . . . .
Posted by: Barbara || 12/17/2014 18:32 Comments || Top||

#13  Well, it is a 'rover'. Go fetch.
Posted by: P2Kontheroad || 12/17/2014 19:19 Comments || Top||

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Wed 2014-12-10
  PA minister dies after clashes with IDF troops
Tue 2014-12-09
  ISIS Dismantles Oil Refinery In Salahuddin, Plans To Transfer It To Raqqa In Syria
Mon 2014-12-08
  Key commanders of Gul Bahadur group killed in Datakhe strikes: reports
Sun 2014-12-07
  Nine Qaida Militants Killed in Yemen Drone Strike
Sat 2014-12-06
  Shukrijumah dead in Pak shootout
Fri 2014-12-05
  UAE Arrests Suspect in U.S. Teacher Death, Foiled Bombing
Thu 2014-12-04
  80 ISIS Casualties In Air Strikes By US-Led Coalition In Kirkuk
Wed 2014-12-03
  Reports: Army Detains Wife of al-Baghdadi, Family of Nusra Official

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