[Garowe] The Æthiopian National Defense Forces [ENDF] intensified the onslaught against al-Shabaab ...... the personification of Somali state failure... turbans in the southern part of the country, in the latest operation that is aimed at securing the country from the bad boys, who have been causing havoc in Somalia.
Æthiopian National Defense Forces operate in areas within Southwest and parts of Jubaland, where they have been trying to liberate huge sections of the country from the bad boys. They had first participated in operations within Mogadishu before AMISOM came into force.
Mohammed Mukhtar Abdi, a deputy District Commissioner in charge of the security, told news hounds that the troops managed to crush at least nine al-Shabaab bad boys, who were on the mission of raiding their bases besides attacking innocent civilians.
The bad boys, he said, had targeted Qansahdhere district in the Bay region in southwest state. This is the first time the Æthiopian troops are repelling an al-Shabaab attack within Somalia in 2021, after encountering a number of them last year.
"We are happy that the Æthiopian troops managed to repel an al-Shabaab attack in Qansahdhere, Bay region. The troops managed to kill nine bad boys. They have since secured the scene. I am urging the people to continue working with our security teams," he said.
Bay region has been a major hotspot for al-Shabaab turbans throughout the year but they have often been met by resistance from loyal troops. al-Shabaab has lost grip of strategic towns within Lower Shabelle and Middle Jubba, where they have enjoyed a monopoly for years.
[Garowe] A few months after a video of al-Shabaab ...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord... leader Ahmed Omar alias Abu Ubaydah leaked to the public, an audio recording of him also resurfaced, despite the fact that his whereabouts remain mysterious, even with ongoing search led by Americans and other security stakeholders.
Abu Ubaydah took charge of the al-Qaeda linked group in 2015 months after the death of Ahmed Godan, the group's leader who was killed in a US-sponsored Arclight airstrike
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[Garowe] al-Qaeda linked group, the al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... on Sunday killed two men believed to be agents of the National Intelligence Security Agency [NISA], in what is believed to be a Dire Revenge mission whose details remain discreet, in one of the latest onslaughts against the government.
For years, the al-Shabaab has been targeted senior government officials, the security forces, and innocent civilians, but it's the members of security who have borne the brunt of the group's menace, which cuts across Somalia and beyond the borders.
Since 2007, the al-Shabaab snuffies have been fighting to topple the fragile UN-backed Somalia administration which has struggled to stamp authority in the country, and whose tenure expired recently, leading to internal political wrangles.
Those killed by the group were identified as Ali Ahmed Hassan and Ismail Ahmed Siyad, and are believed to have been working with NISA at the time of their death. NISA, which is led by former Aljazeera journalist Fahad Yasin, has recruited hundreds of spies within Somalia.
Reports from security forces indicate that the two were killed at Mogadishu's Bakara market Sunday. The al-Shabaab snuffies confirmed that the slain youths were NISA plainclothed agents, but the reports could not be established independently by Garowe Online.
The government is yet to respond to queries on the attachment of the slain officers, but it's not a secret that the al-Shabaab snuffies have been targeting NISA agents, who are responsible for their trial and prosecution in most military courts cases.
Sometime back in 2020, a damning report from the Kenya Defense Forces [KDF] indicated that al-Shabaab snuffies were closely working with NISA agents, a claim which was dismissed by the Federal Government of Somalia as "fake and concocted lies".
[LIBYAREVIEW] On Monday, Libyan police announced the arrest of one of the main suspects in the massacre of thirty predominantly Bangladeshi migrants colonists colonists.
In May 2020, the family of a human trafficker killed by migrants colonists colonists for unknown reasons allegedly avenged his death by killing twenty-six Bangladeshis, and four African migrants colonists colonists in the city of Mizdah.
The Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Interior Ministry, said in a statement that the accused has confessed to the massacre.
"The arrest of the main suspect is a major victory," GNA’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said, calling it "proof" that such crimes could not be committed with impunity in Libya.
The incident caused outrage in Bangladesh, which demanded Libyan authorities investigate the murders, bring the perpetrators to account, and compensate relatives. A Bangladeshi accused of heading a trafficking ring with "links to international traffickers implicated in this incident" was arrested in Dhaka in June 2020
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03/03/2021 00:00 ||
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[AllAfrica] Nasarawa State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Sule, has raised the alarm over the regrouping of 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... members in three local government areas of the state.
He listed the LGAs as Wamba, Nasarawa and Karu, which share boundaries with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Sule, in his opening speech yesterday during an expanded Security Council meeting in Lafia, said: "One of the reasons for calling the meeting is because of the security concern around the country and indeed around the state. From what we have seen so far, there are renewed activities of these dislodged bandidos, we have these bandidos that are in Utu in Toto LGA that were recently dislodged.
"Unfortunately, a lot of them, being members of Dar ul Salem that have turned into Boko Haram, have now actually regrouped in places like Bakono, Kabusu, Pander, Danbata and Gidan Rike in Nasarawa, Wamba and Karu LGAs.
"Also with the activities of what is happening in the South-west, starting with Ondo State and then recently what has happened to Hausa/Fulani ... a peculiarly brutal tribe of Moslem herdsmen infesting Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and probably other places that are light on law and order and heavy on tribal identity... community in Oyo State, have worsened the situation and we continue to see an influx of unknown Fulani herdsmen especially in Wamba, Karu, Doma and Awe LGAs.
"We have also seen what is happening to our schoolchildren where schoolchildren were originally kidnapped in Borno State, were moved to Katsina, then to Zamfara, down to Niger. And I strongly believe that even though we see it returning to Zamfara, we shouldn't be taken off guards; we should be more proactive."
Sule added that he has contacted coppers in Abuja and mobile Special Forces had been sent to the state.
He said the Special Forces were divided into five units and sent to Gitata, Mararaba-Udege, Ogunba Tunga, Gudi Moro, Abaka in Farin Ruwa to monitor the situation in those areas.
The governor, while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja earlier this year had said the dislodged Boko Haram bandidos hard boys were regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue/Nasarawa border.
But the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, later told journalists in Abuja that the governor had refuted the report while speaking with him over the issue.
Mohammed said the governor claimed he was quoted out of context.
[OneIndia] The National Investigation has started the paperwork but haven't done much else against a terror outfit, Lashker-e-Mustafa, which works for the proscribed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad ...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat... The outfit, according to the NIA was planning on carrying out terror acts at the behest of the JeM in the Jammu area with the aim of threatening the illusory sovereignty, integrity and security of India.
The arrested accused Hidayat-ullah Malik is the chief of Lashker-e-Mustafa. During searches conducted, one hand grenade, 3 magazines and 28 rounds with other incriminating material were recovered from his possession.
Hidayat-ullah Malik had done reconnaissance of many security installations in Jammu and Delhi in 2018 and 2019 for carrying out terror attacks. He has been associated with other terror groups in past and has furthered subversive and terror activities in Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... valley.
The terror group had also committed a daylight Bank robbery in which to Sixty (60) Lakh Rupees were looted from JK Bank, Main Branch Shopian in November 2020.
[Stars & Stripes] A barrage of at least 10 rockets targeted an airbase housing American troops in western Iraq on Wednesday, the U.S.-led coalition said.
The rockets hit al Asad Air Base in Anbar province at about 7:20 a.m., Army spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto said in a Twitter post. Marotto did not say whether there were any casualties.
The Iraqi military released a statement saying the attack did not cause significant losses and that security forces had found the launch pad used for the missiles, The Associated Press reported.
The attack came two days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Iraq in a trip that will include Baghdad, southern Iraq and in the northern city of Irbil.
It also came after President Joe Biden ordered a U.S. airstrike in Syria, in response to a series of rocket attacks on American and coalition troops in Iraq. Washington has blamed these on Shiite militias attempting to pressure the U.S. into withdrawing from the country.
[Free Beacon] A group of nearly 2,000 Israeli generals, military officials, and Mossad operatives warned the Biden administration on Monday against rejoining the Iran nuclear deal, saying the effort "represents an existential threat to the Jewish State" and will "ignite a massive nuclear arms race" across Middle East.
The high-ranking military officials, organized as part of an Israeli coalition known as Habithonistim, outlined their concerns in a letter sent Monday to President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It was signed by 24 Israeli generals and comes as the administration pursues direct talks with Iran as part of an effort to secure a revamped nuclear agreement in an attempt to stop Iran's march toward a nuclear weapon. The Israeli officials maintain this effort will "push Israel and her Sunni allies into a dangerous corner and potentially ignite a massive nuclear arms race."
"When it comes to the Iranian nuclear threat there is almost total unanimous agreement among Israel's military top brass," retired Brigadier Gen. Amir Avivi, the director of Habithonistim, told the Washington Free Beacon. "This is not about politics, it's about the very survival of the Jewish State."
The Biden administration is already facing fierce pushback from congressional Republicans and conservative foreign policy groups who say it is rushing into a new deal with Iran that will do little to roll back its nuclear program and stop the regime from sponsoring terrorism across the Middle East. The GOP has already presented legislation that would require the Biden administration to seek congressional approval before it grants Iran economic sanctions relief. Tehran says this relief is necessary before any new deal is discussed, setting up a showdown between the White House and opponents of its diplomatic effort.
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03/03/2021 04:16 ||
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Given the Harris-Rice (Joe who?) Administration's love of all things Israeli, it would have been smarter for them to advocate for the deal. Diplomacy is lost on them ladies... try child psych.
[BenarNews] Philippine security forces killed four suspected members of a pro-Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... murderous Moslem group who were allegedly plotting a kaboom, during a three-hour shootout in a southern province, the military said on Tuesday.
Troops responded on Sunday to calls for help by villagers near the town of Shariff Saydona Mustapha who had complained of being harassed by gunnies, said local army commander Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy. A firefight ensued that led to the casualties on the enemy side, he said.
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Posted by: trailing wife ||
03/03/2021 00:00 ||
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[BenarNews] A government task-force member and two suspected Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen faceless myrmidons including the son of Santoso, the group’s slain leader, died in a shootout in Central Sulawesi province, police said Tuesday.
The shootout between security forces and four members of MIT, a pro-Islamic state Indonesian murderous Moslem group occurred Monday in Poso Pesisir Utara district, provincial police chief Inspector Gen. Abdul Rakhman Baso said.
Rakhman identified the dead soldier as Dedi Irawan and the MIT members as runaways Khairul, 25, (alias Irul or Aslam) and Alvin, 27, (alias Mus’ab). He said Khairul was the son of Santoso, MIT’s leader and Indonesia’s most wanted murderous Moslem at the time, who was killed by security forces in 2016.
"Irul died after a bomb he was carrying went kaboom!, causing burns on parts of his body, while Alvin was shot in the head," Rakhman told news hounds in the scenic provincial capital, Palu.
Rakhman said Khairul was a local resident while Alvin came from neighboring Banten province.
Security forces had received intelligence that four MIT members, including the group’s leader, Ali Kalora, were planning to carry out an attack in the area, Rakhman said without providing details on the alleged plot.
Security personnel ambushed the suspects in the mountainous Andole area, leading to a shootout that lasted about 30 minutes, he said.
"According to information from the field, after two MIT members were killed on the spot, the two other MIT members fled," Rakhman said. "From the location, officers found 11 bullets, a number of shells, machetes, a GPS and others things."
Rakhman said soldiers and police were hunting for the remaining members of the MIT, whose numbers were reduced to nine following the shootout, according to the authorities.
DON’T HELP MIT
Brig. Gen. Farid Makruf, the local military commander, vowed to work with police to hunt down the remaining MIT members.
"We hope their number will not increase. We appeal to the public not to support them," Farid told BenarNews.
Last week, security forces clashed in Parigi Moutong regency with MIT members who managed to escape even though they suffered injuries, Farid said.
"We believed that two MIT members were maimed, because traces of blood were found in the location where the shootout took place," he said.
The security forces fired at the faceless myrmidons who had thrown an explosive at them, Farid said.
Police and military members have operated a joint task force, Operation Tinombala, whose mission since 2016 has been to hunt down MIT murderous Moslems.
Last November, MIT members crossed into Sigi, a neighboring regency, where they killed four Christian villagers. One of the victims was beheaded, according to the authorities.
Beginning on Jan. 1, authorities have taken a new approach to bringing an end to MIT, renaming Tinombala as Madago Raya (Kindness). With the new name comes a new focus on humanitarian and social activities, provincial police front man Didik Supranoto said.
"There will be training specifically designed for youths. The training programs will be based on interests of the youth, for example, if there are young people who want to develop skills in sports, we will provide them with training," he said.
He said the task force would also conduct social activities regularly, including providing assistance to communities affected by the conflict to keep them from joining with the murderous Moslems.
[AlMasdar] Explosives experts from the Russian armed forces destroyed an empty cave in the Syrian Governorate of Idlib this week, where the Ottoman Turkish-backed forces established a field hospital.
The commander of the Russian engineering forces, Colonel Roman Bismartni, said, "It is one of the most equipped places that our forces have found."
He continued, "In this cave there was a modern hospital fully equipped to receive outpatients and carry out complex operations, and allowed to accommodate up to 100 people."
According to him, "the cave was equipped for two years by a relatively small, but very violent mostly peaceful group, Jaish al-Izza, which is known for its extremism and its refusal to negotiate with both the Syrian authorities and other illegal gangs."
The Ottoman Turkish-backed set up an artificial cave in the slope of a high hill, with several entrances facing a mountain valley, there are no large settlements nearby, and the cave is almost invisible from the air, and a high-voltage power line passes next to it, as this allowed the holy warriors to keep the hospital site secret for a long time.
It should be noted that Jaish al-Izza was one of the most powerful groups from the Free Syrian Army ... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund... (FSA) that operated along the Hama-Idlib axis; their headquarters was inside the key town of Kafr Zita in northern Hama.
[AnNahar] The Lebanese Army, Intelligence Directorate reportedly arrested a number of jihadists of the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group who were planning to carry out suicide terror operations in Leb ...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers... , the Saudi Asharq el-Awsat reported on Tuesday.
A senior security source told the daily the murderous Moslems were planning to target positions of the military and security forces. They were interrogated and admitted to have explored several military sites for that goal.
The source said that out of the 18 murderous Moslems detained, there were 12 Syrian nationals and 6 Lebanese, one of whom was considered the "criminal mastermind" of the group who had been arrested previously on charges of planning to carry out terrorist operations.
They were arrested in a preemptive operation executed by the army in the encampments of Syrian refugees on the outskirts of the border town of Arsal and in Mashareea al-Qaa in northeastern Lebanon.
The Intelligence Directorate has reportedly reached a firm conviction that ISIS is planning to resume terrorist operations in Lebanon targeting military positions, while exploiting the presence of encampments of the displaced most notably those located on the outskirts of Arsal, according to the source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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