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Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:

Pro-Government Afghan Militia 'Kills 8 Civilians'
[An Nahar] A pro-government Afghan militia commander and his men Sunday rubbed out at least eight civilians in Dire Revenge™, after mistakenly blaming villagers for a Taliban attack, officials said.

The commander, identified as Qadeer, drove to Kanum village outside the northern city of Kunduz with about 20 members of his militia and killed eight villagers, the Kunduz provincial governor told Agence La Belle France Presse.

"The Taliban had killed two men and dumped their bodies in Kunum village. One of them was Qadeer's man," Mohammad Anwar Jegdalek said.

"Qadeer, thinking his man was killed by the residents of Kunum, went there and killed eight villagers. We have launched a hunt to arrest Qadeer."

Three others including a woman were maimed, he said.

Speaking anonymously, an interior ministry official in Kabul gave a similar account to Agence La Belle France Presse but said a total of nine people had been maimed.

The official said authorities had sent reinforcements to the area to maintain order.

Local doctor Taza Gul said 10 bodies were brought to his hospital.

Jegdalek's front man Enayatullah Khaleeq told AFP Qadeer was a pro-government militia leader.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under:

Former Afghan Policeman Arrested for Killing Nato Troops
[Tolo News] The Afghan policeman accused of killing two UK troops in southern Afghanistan in May was tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
Thursday in a joint Afghan and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
operation, Isaf said Sunday.

"Afghan and coalition forces confirmed the Aug. 30 arrest of a Taliban bad boy during an operation in Hisarak district of 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," Isaf said in a statement.

The former policeman was captured in eastern Nangarhar province trying to join the Afghan National Army, Isaf said.

"The bad boy is accused of using his status as a member of the Afghan National Police to conduct a May attack which killed two coalition service members in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province," it said.

The shooting happened during a meeting with local officials near Patrol Base Attal. The two soldiers killed were part of a team providing security at the meeting, according to a BBC report in May.

In other operations in Afghanistan, Isaf said joint forces set out to capture a Taliban leader but were faced with heavy enemy fire in the Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar province on Sunday.

The security forces killed "multiple bad boys" after being "engaged with machine gun and mortar fire. The security force returned fire, killing the bad boys," it said. "The Taliban leader [who was not captured] is believed to direct and conduct direct-fire and improvised bomb attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Pashtun-infested Logar province."

Multiple beturbanned goons were also killed in the Pul-e-Alam district of Pashtun-infested Logar on Sunday after coalition forces called in an Arclight airstrike, Isaf said.

"The security force observed several combatants armed with heavy machines guns and rocket propelled grenades. After ensuring there were no civilians nearby, the security force engaged with an Arclight airstrike, killing several," it said.

Isaf did not say whether there were any casualties among the security forces in any of these operations.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

8 Civilians Killed, 9 Injured in Kunduz Clashes
[Tolo News] At least eight non-combatants were killed and nine others were maimed in violent festivities in northern Kunduz province on Sunday, local officials said.

According to the provincial front man Enayatullah Khaliq, the clash was between snuffies and local residents.

According to a witness, the clash was between the local police and residents.

Khaliq rejected the witness' account saying that there were no local police active in Kunduz.

Khaliq told TOLOnews the incident took place this morning after Taliban snuffies kidnapped and killed two residents of the province last night. The bodies of the two residents, Aziz and Jalil, were found in the city.

"This made the residents angry and they rose up against the gangs in the Kanom Kalan area of Kunduz city. Eight non-combatants were killed and nine others were maimed," he said.

More security forces arrived in the area as the clash continued but the security forces took control and the incident is now over, according to Khaliq. Police have starting investigating and they have already placed in long-term storage
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
several people, he added.

...back at the pool hall, Peoria Slim had found another sucker...
officials in Kunduz hospital said that 16 bodies have been carried in the hospital.

According to a witnesses, at around 6:00AM Sunday morning Afghan local police attacked people in the Kanom Kalan area and rubbed out more than 20 civilians.

Khaliq said the witness' account is false because Kunduz only has national police.

"There are no local police active in the area, they are non-government gangs. Afghan national police are trying to surrender all the gangs in the area and take over their arms," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Two newspapers seized in Sudan: editors
[Al Ahram] State security agents in Sudan confiscated the Sunday print runs of two independent newspapers, senior editors said, adding to concerns over press freedom in the country.

The editors from Al-Sahafa and Al-Jarida told AFP that security officers took all the copies after printing, but gave no reason.

Confiscating newspapers after they roll off the presses is a common tactic of Sudan's security service, causing financial losses for publishers in an industry struggling for revenue. Some Sudanese newspapers have gone out of business this year.

Journalists and press freedom advocates say a media crackdown has intensified since last year as tensions with neighbouring South Sudan have escalated.

They complain that, in addition to the seizure of printed newspapers, journalists have been banned from writing and some newspapers ordered to stop publishing.

Journalists were also among those tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
when anti-regime demonstrations sparked by high inflation occurred in June and July.

Edries Al-Doma, deputy chief editor of Al-Jarida, said a censor visited his newspaper every day prior to the Moslem holiday of Eid al-Fitr but stopped coming after the holiday which ended about 10 days ago.

"Mainly they censor the stories related to security issues," said Hassan Al-Batari, editorial manager of Al-Sahafa.

The UN expert on human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
in Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, in June highlighted concerns about Sudanese press freedom.

He said people had raised with him the issue, "with particular reference being made to the use of national security laws to clamp down on the press, including closure of media houses, arrest of journalists and confiscation of newspapers."

Vice President Al-Haj Adam Youssef told news hounds in August that freedom of expression has greatly improved in Sudan over the past two decades but, as in any country, the government cannot allow the media to serve the interests of those who would destroy the state.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

Heavy Fighting Resumes in Somalia's Afmadow
(Sh. M. Network)-- After one day of relative calm, heavy fighting
... as opposed to the more usual light or desultory fighting...
resumed in the Somalia's southern town of Afmadow, some 620 Km south of the capital, Mogadishu, reports said on Sunday.

Battles between African Union,
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Somali troops and bad turban fighters have reportedly forces local residents to flee their houses in a bid to survive the ongoing fighting.

The violence broke out soon after Al shabab fighters attacked the early-morning on Sunday on military bases manned by Somali and Kenyan forces in a village located on the outskirts of Afmadow town inLower Jubba region.

Witnesses said military helicopters are taking part the combat which fired missiles into bad turban and civilian neighbourhoods during the fighting. No deaths or injures reported fo far as the battle raging on in the area.

"You can hear very deafening sound of artillery, and also we can see helicopters firing in some areas close to the town," Afmadow resident explained. "People are very scared, very worried."

Somali authorities have called on Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) to be vigilant over the attacks against Al shabab controlled towns and locations in south of the country, especially Lower and Middle Jubba regions, where civilian casualties reported following in the past attacks.

On Friday, last weekend, many have been killed, mostly combatants and maimed dozens of civilians by a orc offensive against Somali and Kenyan army near Afmadow.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [611 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Somali pirates claim to kill hostage over ransom delay
[NBC] Somali pirates who have been holding a hijacked ship for nearly two years killed a Syrian hostage crew member and maimed another to protest a delayed ransom payment, a pirate leader said.

This is believed to be the first time Somali pirates have killed a hostage because of a delay in ransom.

Hassan Abdi, a pirate commander in Haradhere town, a key pirate center, said that the killing on Wednesday was a message to the owners of the ship MV Orna, hijacked 400 miles northeast of the island nation of the Seychelles in December 2010.

"The killing was a message to the owners of the ship who paid no heed to our ransom demands," Abdi said by telephone.

"More killings will follow if they continue to lie to us -- we have lost patience with them. Two years is enough," he said angrily.

The MV Orna is a Panama-flagged, bulk cargo vessel owned by a company in the United Arab Emirates.

The pirates operating along the Somali coastline of the Indian Ocean were once were believed to be disgruntled and financially motivated Somali fishermen, angry that international trawlers were illegally fishing Somalia's waters. But now criminal gangs are dominating the piracy trade and they have become increasingly violent as international navies attempt to crackdown on their activities.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Pirates

#1  If the hostage is already dead, we shouldn't be worried about dropping a bomb on the pirate ship.
Posted by: American Delight || 09/03/2012 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Pirates are getting nastier. In the early days they did not beat hostages and actually fed them good food. Nowadays hostages are fed poorly and can be mistreated in various ways. But this is a new low for the pirates ... killing hostages will take the game DOWN to a new level.
Posted by: Raider || 09/03/2012 12:15 Comments || Top||

#3  A dead hostage does not bring revenue. Not applying the business right.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/03/2012 13:02 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Egypt Arrests Suspected Militants In Sinai
[Ma'an] Egyptian security forces tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
two suspected snuffies on Sunday morning in the northern Sinai, Ma'an's correspondent said.

Security forces raided an area south of the Sinai city of el-Arish and held eleven people for investigation, releasing all but two who they described as Jihadist members.

Egypt's military said on Wednesday it would broaden its offensive against snuffies in the Sinai Peninsula.

After snuffies attacked and killed 16 border guards on Aug. 5, Egypt launched an operation using the army and police to raid thug hideouts, arrest suspects and seize weapons, including rockets and other arms, that are rife in the area.

The unrest has occurred mainly in North Sinai, where many people have guns and where Bedouin tribes have long complained of neglect by central government. They say they have seen no benefits from the expanding Sinai tourist resorts
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under:

23 terrorist suspects arrested, 11 killed in 'Operation Eagle': Defence ministry
[Al Ahram] The Egyptian armed forces have tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
23 suspected gunnies and killed 11 in the Sinai Peninsula during an operation to restore calm in the region following a terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian border guards on 5 August, a military official revealed in a statement on Egyptian TV early Wednesday morning.

During Operation Eagle the armed forces have confiscated a large amount of ammunition, including four machine guns, five boxes of Israeli ammunition, six hand grenades, five anti-tank mines and a BM-21 launch vehicle, according to the statement.

Troops will be redeployed throughout Sinai to restore security in the area, the statement concluded.

Operation Eagle began on 7 August, two days after 16 border guards were killed by person or persons unknown in an incident that laid bare the deteriorating security situation in the Sinai Peninsula since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...

The operation, which was originally aimed at securing vital establishments in the Sinai Peninsula, became a combat engagement with Orcs and similar vermin that will continue until "all terrorist and criminal activity is quashed."
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [610 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Mossad infiltrated Egypt's Sinai, killed militant: Security sources
[Al Ahram] The reported beheading of Manazil Bereikat, a Bedouin primitive, and the subsequent investigation of his death are the latest chapters in a series of recent developments in Egypt's strategic Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian security sources believe Bereikat's murder could be connected to his role in the liquidation of Ibrahim Ouda Bereikat, a Jihadist member of Sinai-based group Jamaat Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.

Egyptian security sources believe Ibrahim Bereikat was killed by the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency.
Nobody expects...the Mossad! Bwahahahaha!
These sources say that footprints and tyre tracks had been identified by local Bedouin trackers.
"They were distinctly juicy footprints, Effendi. No marks of curly toes at all. And the tire tracks had Jewish Stars in the tread pattern."
"Well done, Cpl. Mohammed Ali. Now fetch me a coffee and a cigar before you stand guard in the hot sun."
"And bring me my saxophone!"
"Yes Effendi!"
According to these sources, four Mossad officers hired four Bedouin rustics in Sinai to help carry out Ibrahim Bereikat's liquidation. These were, according to the sources, Manazil Bereikat, Salama Mohamed Salama Bereikat, Suleiman Bereikat and Mohamed Dakhl Allah.

The Egyptian collaborators, sources say, brought the Mossad officers across the Egypt-Israel border and drove them 15 kilometres into Egyptian territory to the area in which Ibrahim lived. There they helped the Mossad operatives plant the explosives that later killed Ibrahim, who had allegedly been involved in the killing of Israeli tourists in August of last year.
The mills of the Mossad grind slowly, but nano-particles doesn't begin to describe the result.
This narrative was corroborated by Jamaat Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis fi Sinaa, the group with which Manazil Bereikat had been affiliated.

In an online statement, the group claimed to have carried out their own investigation and related an almost-identical account of events, albeit in greater detail. According to the statement, the explosives were detonated via an electronic chip affixed to Ibrahim's cycle of violence by one of the collaborators.

The statement goes on to assert that the Mossad agents had infiltrated Egypt's Sinai Peninsula twice to carry out the liquidation.

The first infiltration, according to the statement, had been on 22 August. That attempt failed due to the absence of Ibrahim, who was being interrogated by Egyptian security forces at the time.

The second attempt was carried out the following Saturday, 25 August, which led to Ibrahim's death when the device on his motorbike exploded by remote control. The statement also claimed the operation had been backed up by Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.

The group said there had been three collaborators: Manazil Mohamed Suleiman Salama, Salama Mohamed Salama, and Suleiman Salama Himdan. The group also claimed it had captured Manazil Bereikat, who they killed after he had confessed to involvement in the operation.

The group went on to assert that Suleiman Salam Himdan had been disowned by his family and handed over to Ibrahim's family when news of his collaboration reached them. The last alleged collaborator, Salama Mohamed Salama, is reported to have fled to Israel.

Last month, an attack by unknown assailants that killed 16 Egyptian border guards near the border with the Gazoo Strip prompted the Egyptian military to launch 'Operation Eagle' in an attempt to flush suspected Islamist Islamic fascisti out of Sinai's mountainous terrain.

The extensive aerial and ground offensive is the first of its kind since the signing of the Camp David peace agreement between Egypt and Israel in 1979. The treaty tightly limits Egyptian military deployments in certain sectors of the peninsula.

Following Israeli complaints about Egypt's increasing military presence in Sinai in recent weeks, the Egyptian army withdrew its tanks from positions in zones A and B, located approximately 50 kilometres from Egypt's Rafah border crossing with the Gazoo Strip.

So far, 'Operation Eagle' has led to the arrest of more than 23 suspected Islamic fascisti and the killing of 11, according to spokesmen for Egypt's military.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Top militant arrested in Egypt
[Emirates 24/7] Egypt said Saturday that it had jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a high-level jihad boy convicted of killing troops in the Sinai Peninsula, vowing to keep up military operations to "cleanse" the volatile desert region.

Officials said the military would soon issue a detailed report on its operations in the Sinai, now in their fourth week, that started after a brazen attack by forces of Evil on a border outpost on Aug 5 killed 16 soldiers.

The announcements seemed intended to offset reports that Egypt's president is using former jihadists to mediate with radical gunnies in Sinai, trying to ensure a halt in jihad boy attacks in return for stopping the military offensive in the lawless peninsula.

The government has repeatedly tried to underplay talks of a tit-for-tat agreement, amid criticism that negotiations with hard boyz may give the hard-core Islamist groups a de facto recognition.

"Operations proceed to cleanse the Sinai. There are geographical considerations among other things that determine the course of the operation ," said Yasser Ali, front man for President Mohammed Morsi. His comments were carried by the official state news agency.

Ali said that Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el Sissi will soon issue a statement detailing the operations and investigations into the Rafah border attack last month. Ali's comments came following a meeting between Morsi and el Sissi in which they discussed the developments in Sinai.

As part of the continued operations, authorities said a joint force of police and military troops jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
Saturday a jihad boy wanted for his alleged role in planning and carrying out deadly 2011 attacks on a cop shoppe and a bank in the Sinai.

Security officials said police and military forces captured Hamada Abou Shita after raiding his hideout in a Bedouin village in the Sheik Zweid district near the Gazoo border before dawn.

An Egyptian court sentenced Abu Shita to death in absentia on Aug 14 for his alleged part in last year's attacks. It is not clear if Abu Shita is also a suspect in the Aug 5 Rafah attack on the border outpost.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

Presidential front man Ali also insisted had the right to use tanks in its military operation, dubbed "Operation Eagle," despite the 1979 peace treaty with Israel banning heavy weapons in a zone along the border.

Egypt had on Wednesday withdrawn some of the tanks it deployed near the Israeli and Gazoo borders after the deployment brought complaints.

"The ongoing operations in Sinai are a purely national decision related to the nation's security, and whatever it needs and requires is above all else," he said. "Egypt has full right to impose security in Sinai regardless of the position of other
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [319 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Arrested? I thought he'd been elected.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/03/2012 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  There can be only one, AC.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2012 9:43 Comments || Top||

Mali Islamists say Algerian diplomat executed
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Islamic bully boyz said Sunday they have executed an Algerian diplomat who was kidnapped during their takeover of northern Mali, according to a statement published by a Mauritanian news agency.

Tahar Touati, the Algerian vice-consul "was executed this morning (Saturday) at dawn," said the statement from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) published by online news agency ANI.

The agency often carries reliable information on bad turban groups in the region.

"The Algerian government must take complete responsibility for the consequences of its stubbornness and the misguided and irresponsible decisions of its president and its generals," read the statement.

The communique was also posted on Internet sites in Algeria.

MUJAO had on August 24 given an ultimatum to Algeria, threatening to kill the hostage after Algiers rejected its demands for the release of three jihadists incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in the south of the country.

"The execution of the diplomat came after the expiry of an ultimatum given to the Algerian government," said the statement.

"Algerian negotiators refused to agree on a deal to release the hostages at the last minute," it added.

Algerian authorities have said they are verifying the reports of the diplomat's execution.

Sunday's statement "is currently the focus of the necessary verification to ensure its authenticity," the Algerian foreign ministry said in a statement released by the official APS news agency.

"Contact has not been broken" with the kidnappers, it added.

MUJAO, an armed jihadist group which first surfaced in December 2011, presenting itself as a splinter group of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is one of several bad turban groups which seized Mali's north five months ago.

They claimed the April 5 kidnapping of seven Algerian diplomats from a consulate in the town of Gao, one of the main northern cities which has fallen into the bad turbans' hands.

In May they demanded the release of Islamist gun-hung tough guys tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in Algeria and a sum of 15 million euros in return for freeing the Algerians.

Three of the hostages were freed on July 12.

A video MUJAO released on August 26 showed one of the four remaining hostages pleading with the government to save his life.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

#1  I'd execute the three whose release they were demanding, publicly and violently
Posted by: Frank G || 09/03/2012 10:16 Comments || Top||

Car bomb kills former Libyan colonel: minister
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] A car boom Sunday in the eastern Libya city of Benghazi killed a former security official who served under slain dictator Muammar Qadaffy's
... one of those little rainstorms from the Arab Spring...
regime, a top official said.

"A colonel of the former internal security apparatus was killed and his escort was seriously maimed" by the kaboom of his own car, Deputy Interior Minister Yunis al-Sharif told AFP.

"It was an liquidation. The car was booby-trapped," he added.

The vehicle blew up early in the afternoon on Jamal Abdelnasser street in the centre of Benghazi, an AFP correspondent reported.

The bombing is the latest in a series of such attacks in the east of the country that have targeted former security officials who served under Qadaffy before he was captured and killed in an uprising last year that began in Benghazi.

These have been blamed on radical Islamists, who were violently suppressed under Qadaffy's regime.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Colonel? Hope he didn't outrank Khadaffy.
Posted by: gromky || 09/03/2012 13:09 Comments || Top||

Misdirected Drone Attack Kills 13 Yemeni Civilians
[Yemen Post] At least 13 civilians including three women were killed in an Arclight airstrike which targeted their car in Yemen's Baidha province on Sunday, local sources told Yemen Post.

The raid was carried out in the Manaseeh district in the Rada town, and the victims were all civilians and had nothing to do with Al-Qaeda or terrorism.

It was carried out by a US drone at a time when the Yemeni authorities are receiving direct support from the US including drone strikes to target Al-Qaeda operatives.

The misdirected Arclight airstrike has drawn wide public condemnation and made some locals announce their support to Al-Qaeda, the website quoted the sources as saying.

Earlier this year, a group of hard boyz occupied Rada and declared it as an Islamic emirate but later they left after the authorities released Al-Qaeda prisoners.

Earlier today, the defense ministry said Khalid Batais, a key Al-Qaeda leader, was killed in an Arclight airstrike on Friday that killed also 8 other bad boys.

Many Al-Qaeda hard boyz including big shots have been targeted by US drones in Yemeni southern and southeastern regions in the past months.

After driving Al-Qaeda hard boyz out of their strongholds in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
and Shabwa provinces in May, the army launched a massive hunt for the remaining operatives across the republic. Tens of them and cells have been nabbed
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
so far including those in the capital Sanaa.

In what appeared to be retaliation for its defeat, Al-Qaeda has recently stepped up its deadly suicide kabooms targeting military and security chiefs, personnel and offices in main cities including the capital Sanaa.

Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [406 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

#1  Phuck that r2d2 bitch!
Posted by: Knuckles Bumble4938 || 09/03/2012 22:37 Comments || Top||

Defense Ministry: Al-Qaeda leader killed in Hadhramout
[Yemen Post] Yemen's defense ministry has said that an al-Qaeda leader, Khalid Batais, was killed Friday in an Arclight airstrike in Hadhramout, in the east of Yemen.

A website of the defense ministry stated that Khalid Batais was killed in an Arclight airstrike that targeted nine al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons in Hurah district of Hadhramout.

It spelt out that the family of Batais identified him and received his body, pointing out that the bodies of other faceless myrmidons were not identified.

At least eight faceless myrmidons were killed in the Arclight airstrike in Hadramout
...the formerly independent Qu'aiti state and sultanate, annexed by Communist South Yemen in 1968, encompassing a region along the Gulf of Aden, extending eastwards to the borders of the Dhofar region of Oman. The people are called Hadhramis and speak Hadhrami Arabic. The city Tarimis estimated to contain the highest concentration of descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (PTUI) anywhere in the world, approximately seven in every square yard...
province amid a continuous, massive hunt for Al-Qaeda operatives across Yemen.

...back at the comedy club, Boogie was cracking himself up, but nobody else seemed to be getting the non-stop jokes...
tribal sources said that an Arclight airstrike killed on Sunday five al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons and three women companions in Rada, pointing out that a myrmidon chief, Abdul-Rauf al-Dhabab escaped unharmed.

They indicated that the Arclight airstrike targeted two cars and that a rocket missed the car of Dahab who is a local chief of Al-Qaeda.

After the Yemeni government announced its victory in early June, al-Qaeda carried out a suicide kaboom various governorates and killed the commander of Yemen's southern military region, Salem Qatan.

Although Yemen announced that it defeated al-Qaeda and dislodged its faceless myrmidons of southern towns, al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons are still existed in some remote mountains and areas of Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
, local sources say.

Security officials said that the authorities foiled many plans to carry out terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda in the capital Sana'a and other major cities, affirming that they seized 40 belts packed with explosives in the past month.

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Caribbean-Latin America
Americans in SUV Incident Leave Mexico Quickly
From BorderlandBeat.com ...
Wounded CIA Personnel Leave Mexico

Two U.S. officials wounded last week when assailants thought to be Mexican federal police opened fire on their vehicle have left the country without giving statements to investigators, Mexico's attorney general said.

"They must first be in the appropriate conditions to be able to do it. It will be done at the right time, once they are in shape for it," Marisela Morales told reporters, adding that the U.S. government is fully cooperating with the probe.

The safety and health of the two men is the primary consideration, she said.

Neither the U.S. or Mexican government has provided any details about the wounded Americans, but The New York Times reported that both men are CIA officers.

Though 12 federal cops are being held in connection with last Friday's incident in the central state of Morelos, the Mexican attorney general said she would not discuss possible suspects "so as not to obstruct the investigation."

"It will be with scientific evidence that we will solve this very sensitive case," she said.

Morales also declined to comment on the U.S. government's description of the events as an ambush, saying only that "there are various lines of investigation."

Federal police were engaged in anti-crime operations at the time of the assault on the U.S. Embassy vehicle, a Toyota SUV with diplomatic plates, the Mexican government said last Friday in a statement.

The Americans and a Mexican navy official were traveling on a stretch of unpaved road en route to a navy installation at El Capulin mountain when they encountered "a vehicle whose occupants brandished guns," the statement said.

The driver of the Toyota "maneuvered to get away and re-enter the highway, the moment in which the occupants of the aggressor vehicle opened fire on the diplomatic vehicle."

Soon, according to the statement, "three other vehicles joined the pursuit and fired gunshots at the U.S. Embassy vehicle."
Comment: Glad to see that Americans are alive and well enough to leave Mex. There has been discussion about the damage to the rear window of this SUV - which had been armored to max level. One possibility is that armoring of rear window was substandard. Second possibility is that cartel gunmen knew from experience how to penetrate "bullet-resistant glass" through rifle tactics honed by experience. Notable: So far no identification of cartel involved, or arrests of perpetrators.
Posted by: Raider || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Armor piercing ammo, heavy MG fire, RPG's, mines and roadside bombs (IED) play hell with armored SUV's. Up-Armored civilian vehicles are designed to offer some protection from smallarms fire, blast fragmentation, and hopefully get occupants out of a kill zone. The vehicle in Mexico, along with a very skilled and alert driver, accomplished that mission.

The Americans left Mexico because they were likely hit targets who were compromised and confirmed by the release of personal information to the media by the Mexican Gov't, and had therefore become, through diplomatic directive....persona non grata.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2012 9:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Was it retribution for drug cartel member Eduardo Arellano-Felix?
Posted by: newc || 09/03/2012 13:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Bingo newc. If the intent was a kidnapping, you can fill in the blanks. You might also predict follow-on attempts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2012 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4  He was just extradited on Aug 31st.
Posted by: newc || 09/03/2012 13:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Looks like the Cartel didn't meet the deadline to save poor Eduardo.
Posted by: Charles || 09/03/2012 14:43 Comments || Top||

Badanov's Buzzkill Bulletin

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By Chris Covert

Since August 24th Mexican army and naval infantry forces have seized 42.286 kilograms of methamphetamine , 398.77 kilograms of cocaine, MX $205,700 (USD $15,595.27) and USD $25,300.00 (MX $333,704.41) in cash, according to information provided by official Mexican government sources.
  • A Mexican Army unit with the 9th Military Zone detained five unidentified individuals and seized weapons in Sinaloa state August 24th. The arrests took place near the village of Buchinari in Sinaloa de Leyva municipality where soldiers seized one rifle, two handguns, six weapons magazines, 133 rounds of ammunition and a stolen vehicle.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 45th Military Zone located an abandoned vehicle with weapons aboard in Sonora state August 27th. The unit was on patrol in Agua Prieta municipality when soldiers located the vehicle containing five rifles, including a Barrett 0.50 caliber rifle, 50 weapons magazines 2,875 rounds ammunition and tactical gear.

  • A Mexican Army unit in the 6th Military Zone detained two unidentified individuals following an exchange of gunfire in Coahuila state August 27th. The unit was on patrol in Piedra Negras municipality when soldiers came under small arms fire by an unknown number of armed suspects. After ending the gunfight, soldiers detained two of the shooters and seized two handguns, seven weapons magazines, 35 rounds of ammunition and USD $13,000.00 (MX $171,468.60) in cash.

  • An army unit with the 22nd Mexican Military Zone detained two unidentified individuals and seized weapons and munitions in Mexico state August 28th. The arrests took place in Luvianos municipality where soldiers seized four rifles, 24 weapons magazines, 730 rounds of ammunition and two tactical vests. Note, these detentions and seizures took place two days after 30 unidentified gang members were reportedly killed in an intergang firefight in the same municipality.

  • Three unidentified armed suspects were killed in a firefight involving a Mexican Army unit in Veracruz state August 30th. The gun fight took place in New Tuxpan colony in Cordoba municipality where an army unit attached to the 26th Military Zone came under small arms fire. Army return fire killed three armed suspects. Soldiers detained two others. An unidentified man who was apparently a kidnapping victim was released following the gunfight. Three rifles were seized in the aftermath.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 36th Military Zone seized a large quantity of cocaine in Chiapas state August 29th. The unit searched a truck, which was found to have 398 coffee packages with 389 kilograms of cocaine. One unidentified suspect, the driver, was detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 45th Military Zone seized quantities of guns in Sonora state August 29th. The unit was on patrol in Plutarco Elias Calles municipality when soldiers spotted a suspect, presumably with a weapon. A search of a residence located three rifles, six handguns, 575 rounds of ammunition, 19 weapons magazines, three vehicles and quantities of tactical gear. The suspect was detained at the scene.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 19th Military Zone detained two armed suspects in Veracruz state following a gun fight August 29th. The unit was on patrol in Ciudad Cuauhtemoc municipality when it came under small arms fire. Army return fire ended the gunfight and led to the arrest of two unidentified suspects. Soldiers also seized one rifle, two handguns, 45 rounds of ammunition, six weapons magazines, one stolen vehicle and MX $8,700.00 (USD $659.60) in cash.

  • A joint raid involving municipal police from Mexicali municipality in Baja California state and soldiers with the 2nd Military Zone netted drugs and drug laboratory equipment August 29th. The raid took place near the intersection of Calles Bambu and Saratoga in Ejido Los Algodones where a total of 6.650 kilograms of methamphetamine were seized along with quantities of precursor chemicals, one handgun and 56 rounds of ammunition.

  • Soldiers with the 2nd Military Zone posted at the Abelardo L. Rodriguez International Airport in Tijuana municipality in Baja California state detained two unidentified individuals with large sums of cash in their possession August 29th. One suspect had USD $12,300.00 (MX $162,235.74) and MX $4,500.00 (USD $341.17),while the other had MX $192,500 (USD $14,594.50).

  • One unidentified armed suspect was killed in a firefight with a Mexican Army unit in Guerrero state August 29th. The unit with the Mexican 35th Military Zone was on road patrol near the village of Las Anonita in Ajuchitlan del Progreso municipality when it came under small arms fire. Army return fire killed one. Soldiers seized weapons in the aftermath including ten rifles, one handgun, four homemade grenades, 31 weapons magazines, 1,907 rounds of ammunition and two vehicles.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 45th Military Zone seized a number of weapons in Sonora state August 31st. The unit was on patrol in the municipality of Carborca when soldiers found an abandoned vehicle containing five rifles, 13 weapons magazines, 378 rounds of ammunition and tactical gear.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 2nd Military Zone seized quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine at a checkpoint in Baja California state August 31st. A truck carrying bottled water from Sinaloa state was stopped near Ejido Guadalajara in Mexicali municipality where soldiers located 50 packages with 27.7 kilograms of methamphatamine and nine packages with 9.77 kilograms of cocaine. Then driver was detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the 2nd Military Zone seized a quantity of methamphetamine at a checkpoint in Baja California August 30th. The checkpoint was located at Kilometer 36.7 of the Tijuana-Ensenada road, where a truck was searched. Soldiers found 3.546 kilograms of methamphatamine hidden aboard. The unidentified driver was detained at the scene.

  • Soldiers from the 2nd Military Zone performed a traffic stop in La Herrera colony in Playas de Tijuana delegation in Tijuana municipality, finding 2.19 kilograms of methamphetamine August 30th. The driver was detained at the scene.

  • A Mexican naval infantry unit seized drugs and wepons in Ciudad Guzman in Jalisco state August 26th. Several members of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion criminal cartel were detained, including Raul Sosa Jimenez AKA El Bufalo, Guillermo Alberto Ramirez Mundo AKA El Wily, Jose Antonio Reyes Mundo AKA El Tres and Maria Nélida Flores Reyes AKA La Gorda. A quantity of methamphetamine totalling 1.2 kilograms was seized along with five assault rifles, five handguns, weapons magazines ammunition, tactical gear, two vehicles and communication equipment.

  • Mexican naval infantry troops detained two individuals and seized quantities of drug and guns in Jalisico state August 30th. José Javier Ramirez Chavez AKA El Bocho and Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes AKA El Mencho were arrested in Ciudad Guzman. Both detainees were said to be leaders in the Jalisco Nueva Generacion criminal cartel. Marines seized a total of one kilogram of methamphetamine, two rifles, a grenade launcher attachment, two pistols, five grenades, weapons magazines and ammunition.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Posted by: badanov || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Zombie methamphetamine of course. I'd bet it my be cheaper than cocaine. I understand the effects are longer lasting even after use has stopped. Harder for the body to metabolize quickly.
Posted by: Dale || 09/03/2012 9:18 Comments || Top||

Breaking: Peshawar blast hits US consular vehicle
At least four people have been killed in a suicide bombing that hit a US consular vehicle in Pakistan''s northwestern city of Peshawar.

Two Americans working for the US consulate were wounded in Monday''s bomb attack on their vehicle, the American embassy said. The blast also wounded two Pakistani employees of the consulate, the embassy in Islamabad said in a statement.

Earlier, regional Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain told reporters at least four people, including two Americans,
were killed in an attack by a suicide bomber in a vehicle.

A policeman told the AP news agency that an explosive-filled car struck the US government vehicle after it had left the consulate. Seventeen more people were reportedly injured in the attack.

The identities of those killed remains unclear.

"We can confirm that a vehicle belonging to the US consulate in Peshawar was hit in an apparent terrorist attack," the US embassy statement said.

"Two US personnel and two Pakistani staff of the consulate were injured and are receiving medical treatment."

Al Jazeera''s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from Islamabad, said: "What we are hearing is that three are people dead, and a number of people are wounded after a vehicle slammed into a US consulate vehicle."

According to our correspondent, there is "some suggestion that those who are injured are foreign nationals", but there are "conflicting reports as to who exactly was targeted in this attack".
Posted by: phil_b || 09/03/2012 04:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [683 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Finally got the drone targeting on those state dept. vehicles right?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/03/2012 12:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Depends on what you define as a 'drone'.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/03/2012 19:40 Comments || Top||

Violence claims eight lives in Karachi
[Dawn] At least seven people were bumped off by unidentified gunnies in different areas of the city since late last night.

A member of the Kutchi Rabta Committee (KRC) was killed near Native Jetty Bridge last night. His killing sparked protests at Mauripur Road where the protesters blocked the road burnt tyres and rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud. The protest continued on Sunday.

The body of a man was found in a gunny bag in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Pak colony area.

A body of an unidentified man was found under a bridge in Bloody Karachi's Sohrab Goth area.

In a separate incident a man died of gunshot wounds near Burns Road area of Bloody Karachi.

Two people were rubbed out in the city's Machhar Colony and Malir Halt areas in separate incidents.

A policeman was rubbed out in Qasba Colony area of the city.

In another incident a man was rubbed out in Usmanabad area on Sunday.

Firing claimed another life in Ghas Mandi area.

Five people were also injured in various firing incidents that occurred in Gulbahar, New Bloody Karachi, Agra Taj Colony, Orangi and Safoora Goth areas of Bloody Karachi.
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Clashes with security forces, seven militants killed
[Dawn] At least seven snuffies were killed and one security personnel maimed during a clash between snuffies and security forces in Azam Warzak, area of South Wazoo on Sunday, DawnNews reported.

Five people were maimed including three children as a result of bombing and shelling on a house in Landi Kotal and Akakhel, area of Khyber Agency.

According to government sources, during a curfew in North Waziristan, the snuffies attacked security forces convey in Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, Dattakhel road and Razmak Road. However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
there were no casualties.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [339 views] Top|| File under: TTP

North Iraq Bombings Kill Four Security Personnel
[An Nahar] Two bombings targeting security forces in northern Iraq killed two coppers and two soldiers on Sunday evening, security and medical officials said.

In the first attack in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
, a roadside kaboom targeted an army patrol at around 6:30 pm (1530 GMT).

The blast killed two soldiers and maimed two others, according to doctor Mohammed Abdullah at the main hospital in the northern city of Kirkuk where the casualties were taken.

Another bombing at 7:45 pm (1645 GMT) targeting a police patrol in Kirkuk city, 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of the capital, killed two coppers and maimed two others, Abdullah and police Lieutenant Colonel Khaled al-Bayati said.

Violence in Iraq is down dramatically from its peaks in 2006 and 2008, but attacks remain common -- 278 people were killed in August, according to an Agence La Belle France Presse tally based on reports from security and medical officials.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Iraq

Southeast Asia
Grenade injures 37 in Philippines
[Bangla Daily Star] A grenade attack at a packed circus show injured at least 37 people in the troubled southern Philippines, police said yesterday.

The blast in Davao city was apparently meant to strike an army camp but the grenade bounced off netting and landed inside an adjacent basketball gym where a circus was being held late Saturday, police said.

It was not yet known who carried out the attack and why, but communist and Mohammedan Death Eaters are known to operate in the area and have been blamed for similar incidents in the past.

Davao city is on Mindanao island in the southern third of the mainly Catholic Philippines where deadly insurgencies have raged for decades.
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Leb: Akkar Villages Shelled Hours After Syrian 'Apology'
[An Nahar] Syrian shells hit northern Leb on Saturday night hours after the Lebanese presidential palace announced that Syrian officials had vowed to hold accountable those responsible for cross-border shelling.

A Baabda palace statement said: "Syrian officials vowed through contacts made with them to hold accountable those who shelled (the northern district of Akkar on Thursday night) and apologized for the mistake that happened without the knowledge of (Syrian) authorities."

The statement also said that the officials vowed to prevent such incidents from reoccurring.

A police officer was injured and several houses were damaged on Thursday night when around 30 shells landed on the Akkar towns and villages of Munjez, Kherbet al-Rumman, Aamar al-Baykat, al-Dbabiyeh and al-Noura.

a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
the statement issued by Baabda palace on Saturday was followed several hours later by new shelling on the Akkar border towns of Munjez, al-Noura and al-Kwaishra.

The late night shelling caused a huge migration by the people residing in the towns to safer areas.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Syria: Blast in Damascus suburb kills 15
[Dawn] Syria's state news agency says a car boom near a Paleostinian refugee camp in a suburb of the nation's capital has killed at least 15 people.

SANA says the kaboom in the Damascus
...Home to a staggering array of terrorist organizations...
suburb of al-Sbeineh late Saturday also maimed several people and caused heavy damage to buildings in the area. It blamed the blast on an "armed terrorist group," the term it uses to describe the rebel Free Syrian Army seeking to topple Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Trampler of Homs...
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Popcorn
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2012 2:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Total civilian fatalities in the Syrian Civil Conflict are now somewhere between 20k and 30k (since Mar 2011) depending on the record keeping and the definition of 'civilian'. About 30 to 40% of the total are subsequent to Kofi Annan's involvement in April 2012.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/03/2012 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  By Pol Pot standards, a very slow start.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2012 9:47 Comments || Top||

#4  besoeker,

true but about the same total as for the 1982 Hama Massacre during the reign of Assad senior (estimates of total fatalities in that event were 10k to 40k)

also, the fatalities in this conflict have been running 500 to 1000 per week lately
Posted by: lord garth || 09/03/2012 9:54 Comments || Top||

#5  My point your Lordship is, for years the west practically ignored the genocide of the Khmer Rouge. I believe the eventual death toll reached into the millions. A bit closer to home we choose to ignore the centuries old 'restavek' (child slavery) in Haiti as well. It is what it is.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2012 10:15 Comments || Top||

#6  The U.S. still ignoring the genocide of the Montgnards.
Posted by: bman || 09/03/2012 11:08 Comments || Top||

Rebels hit army HQ in Damascus
(Rooters) - Syrian rebels said they planted bombs inside the Syrian army's General Staff headquarters in central Damascus
...Home to a staggering array of terrorist organizations...
on Sunday as Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad's
Leveler of Latakia...
forces bulldozed buildings to the ground in parts of the capital that have backed the uprising.

Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said four people were maimed in what it called a terrorist attack on the General Staff compound in the highly guarded Abu Rummaneh district, where another kaboom killed four of Assad's top lieutenants two months ago.

"The operation targeted officers in the Assad army who have been planning and giving the go ahead for the massacres against the Syrian people," said a video statement by the Grandsons of the Prophet brigade, a division of the Free Syrian Army.

"Bombs were planted inside the army headquarters," said the video statement, which was broadcast on Arab satellite channels.
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