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Islamic Jihad number 3 killed in Gaza
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Africa Horn
Fighting and explosion in Mogadishu
Heavy clashes broke out between Somali Government forces and Al Shabaab militants in Mogadishu’s Arafat and Eymiska neighborhoods of Yaqshid distract. The deadly battle occurred after Al Qeada linked Al Shabaab militants launched a surprise attacks against on bases manned by Somali Government forces in Yaqshid district.

Meanwhile, Unidentified Somali assailants have attacked with a grenade into army military base in Mogadishu’s Hiliwaa district, according to local residents. The exact number of casualties resulted on the blast and fighting is yet to be established. Both warring sides did not comment on the attack so far.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Shaboobs ambush interim Juba forces in Afmadow
Al Qeada inspired Al Shabaab militants in Somalia has fought against interim Juba administration forces in Shabaax locality of lower Juba region in southern Somalia.

The battle came when the armed militants from Al Shabaab with rocket propelled grenades attacked on positions of the Juba forces. The casualties are remaining unknown. An eyewitness told Shabelle Media based in Mogadishu that the fighting was intense. With both warring sides used heavy and slight weapons during the battle.

The situation is calm and things are returned back to normal as local residents started to resume their daily activities in the town.

Neither interim Juba officials nor Al Shabaab claimed victory on the battle the occurred at the areal between Dhobley and Afmadow town of lower Juba region.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  both warring sides used heavy and slight weapons

For Somalis, a weighty decision
Is when to deploy their derision.
Though their pride shines so bright
Nothing bites like a slight,
The barbs must be aimed with precision.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/26/2014 14:18 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egyptian Troops Shoot Terrorist Heading To Kerem Shalom, Several More
Egyptian total: three dead terrorists.
[Ynet] Terrorists planned a massive suicide kaboom at border crossing; on Wednesday, Egyptian army stops vehicle with grad rockets and launchers heading to Israeli border.
The first one:
Paleostinian news agency Ma'an reported Thursday that Egyptian troops shot and killed a terrorist who was on his way to commit a massive suicide kaboom at the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Israel.

Egyptian army sources said the terrorist was wearing an explosive vest and carried another bomb.

He tried to infiltrate the Israeli-Egyptian border in southern Rafah, heading towards the Kerem Shalom border crossing, but the Egyptian Border Police soldiers killed him before he had a chance to make it to the Israeli side.

This is not the first time the Egyptians have to deal with the consequences of the conflict in Gazoo.
The second:
On Wednesday, it was reported that the Egyptian army stopped a vehicle loaded with grad rockets and launchers in Sinai that were meant to be fired at Israel and at Egyptian military bases.

Egyptian troops, that noticed the vehicle in the al-Mukataa village in the south of the city Sheikh Zowaiid in the northern Sinai Peninsula, fired artillery shells at the vehicle and killing the two forces of Evil inside.

The Egyptians said this was the second time they thwarted rocket fire at Israel by Jihadists in Sinai.

Last week, two rockets fired from Sinai went kaboom! in Eilat, one of them near a hotel. Ten people were lightly maimed and 13 suffered from shock, among them children and teenagers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Sinai Peninsula

#1  I recommend award of the prestigious 'Order of Tutankhamun' and a week at the Luxor with air fare and comps for all Border Police involved. Good work lads !
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2014 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Beer and barbecue for all.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/26/2014 10:07 Comments || Top||

#3  For a second, I thought it said "Tourist."
Posted by: Pappy || 07/26/2014 18:52 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria arrests Kaduna bombings suspect: Ministry
[Iran Press TV] Nigeria has tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
a man in connection with two separate bombings in the northern city of Kaduna, the Defense Ministry says.

In a statement issued on Friday, the ministry said the unnamed suspect, a young man dressed as a woman, was detained immediately after the second kaboom on Wednesday.

The man was "disguised as a woman clad in female garb to exude femininity," said the statement.
The man was "disguised as a woman clad in female garb to exude femininity," said the statement.

According to security sources, more than 80 people were killed in the blasts.

The first attack that left 32 people dead took place when a holy man and his congregation were targeted on a busy commercial road.

Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, who was giving an annual Ramadan speech, was targeted by the blast but survived.

Shortly after the first kaboom, the second kaboom killed 50 people in a crowded local market named Kawo. The target of the second attack was reportedly opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari who also escaped unhurt.

"This blast, coming in the holy month of Ramadan, is a clear indication that those behind the act have no iota of fear of God," Kaduna state governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, said in a statement.

No group has yet grabbed credit for the violence, but it came in light of growing militancy in Nigeria by the 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...
Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
Lion of Islams.

The notorious group has repeatedly targeted civilians, mostly in the remote northeastern state of Borno, killing more than 2,000 civilians since January.

On April 14, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 students from their secondary school in the town of Chibok in Borno.

Reports say 57 of the girls managed to escape, but 219 are still missing and international efforts to spot and rescue them have failed so far.

Boko Haram -- whose name means "Western education is forbidden" -- says its goal is to overthrow the Nigerian government.
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  disguised as a woman clad in female garb to exude femininity

"We Bokos do not like to brag,
But we really are hot wearing drag!
An unstylish mannequin
Has everyone panicking
When we strut around in a bag."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/26/2014 14:59 Comments || Top||


Government
US evacuates Embassy in Libya but State Dept. can't bring itself to call it evacuated!

Bammer's regime has worse "face" issues than any Asians ever dreamed of.

Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2014 13:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [436 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There are different levels of transfer for safety reasons. They never call it evacuated, brings up images of viet nam. They only evacuate family member and non essentials under a multi phase NEO plan. So once all the non essentials moved they go to restricted operations, critical US functions remain, State, Legat/FBI, DOD, and some others. If it then gets to hot they will relocate critical functions to an embassy that can manage them. If they moved all the Marines that would tell me there are no functions still going on in that facility and unless they dismantled the facility I would think they have someone like Crucible or triple canopy still guarding the facility.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/26/2014 13:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Another investment in the Arab Spring gone sour.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2014 13:44 Comments || Top||

#3  "To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."
Posted by: DepotGuy || 07/26/2014 15:25 Comments || Top||

#4  U.S. officials stress that this is a relocation of embassy personnel and the operations have been "temporarily suspended" until "the security situation on the ground improves." The embassy will continue to operate from other locations.

49Pan called it right.

About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN... The decision to use vehicles to drive the Americans across the border was seen as the best low-profile approach to conducting the evacuation rather than sending U.S. military helicopters and troops into Tripoli.

I wonder if they were dressed as Bedouins and jammed together in buses?

It's also interesting the "U.S. officials confirm to CNN." I'd hazard that it was CNN's turn in the media pool. Then again, the usual sycophantic-outlet known as the New York Times hasn't made any friends in the Beltway with its recent articles questioning, albeit tepidly, the administration's foreign policy antics.

The Pentagon had a "robust package of military forces" in the vicinity but out of sight, ready to move in if the convoy of evacuees had come under attack...there were two F-16s on combat air patrol overhead, a drone tracking the convoy to the border and a Navy destroyer offshore... several dozen heavily armed Marines flying overhead on V-22 Osprey aircraft...that were prepared to land and rapidly evacuate the Americans during the transit to the Tunisian border if they came under attack.

Ah, now there's a "robust package." Somebody obviously had the time to go through the file drawers in the E-ring. And lots of somebodies also learned the lessons of a couple of Septembers ago.

The Pentagon had pressed for weeks to evacuate the embassy, especially after the Tripoli airport came under repeated militia attack, leaving Americans no way to get out via commercial air the official said.

"Weeks." Hence the level of preparation by the Pentagon. Brennan, ValJar and Susan mysteriously unavailable for consultation...
Posted by: Pappy || 07/26/2014 15:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Evacuated, relocated...

Abandoned is a better word.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/26/2014 16:06 Comments || Top||

#6  No picking it up from the clean end. It's historically been referred to by DoD and State as a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation).

It is wat it is.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2014 17:16 Comments || Top||

#7  I have had the fortune to run embassy convoys in other countries. Very stressful. A 150 person convoy is about 8 buses and a dozen vans, control vehicles and internal security vehicles. It must have been a rush for the convoy oic. They are run different than military convoys, same kill zone actions etc... but they roll a bit different. Having the drone over head and scouting the route is perfect, the Marines over the horizon is absolutely correct. This convoy went well because it was probably planed and organized correctly. Hat tip to whoever put this together.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/26/2014 17:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Yes, it went well. I foresee this being repeated quite a few more times over the next few years.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/26/2014 18:55 Comments || Top||

#9  Well, if you're going to 'lead from the rear', you might as well 'advance to the rear'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2014 19:45 Comments || Top||

#10  Brave, brave, brave Sir Obean . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 07/26/2014 19:48 Comments || Top||

#11  R2P
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2014 20:54 Comments || Top||

#12  They are not evacuating the embassy. They are just becoming more selective in their hours.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/26/2014 21:23 Comments || Top||

#13  I'm still on the Libyan Embassy email list from my time there last year. I got a STEP advisory and in the advisory it stated the Embassy was evacuated.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 07/26/2014 21:29 Comments || Top||

#14  So the head of counselor affair blew a warden message. Go figure...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/26/2014 23:25 Comments || Top||

#15  They are not evacuating the embassy. They are just becoming more selective in their hours.

It was a Spinal Tap joke, Bill. Sorry to be unclear.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/26/2014 23:49 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Key member of banned outfit killed
[The Nation (Pak)] Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
- A key member of banned outfit involved in various incidents of terrorism was bumped off by Rangers.

The terrorist was bumped off in a counter attack by rangers during a huge search operation in Machar Colony. According to front man of Rangers, Deceased identified as Nauman alias Nomi was also working for Al Qaeda .

Nauman had a key role in Kamra Air Base attack and also helped suicide kaboomers to reach at their target while kabooms and SMG Rifle were recovered from his possession.
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan


2 soldiers martyred in North Waziristan blast
[The Nation (Pak)] Two Pakistain Army soldiers were martyred in an Improvised Explosive Device kaboom in a North Wazoo area on Thursday.

According to Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR), the kaboom took place in Ghulam Khan area of North Waziristan Agency when the security personnel passing by the scene were struck with an IED. Two soldiers embraced martyrdom in the blast while some others were left injured.

Operation Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
is in full swing in NWA where armed forces were targeting the hideouts of krazed killers.

Meanwhile,
...back at the mall, Clarissa suddenly spied Mr. Bartlett at the checkout counter. He was buying Grecian Formula!...
two blasts occurred outside the houses in tehsils Bara and Jamrud of Khyber Agency while two persons were maimed when a rocket was fired in Charsadda on Thursday.

According to security forces, a blast occurred outside a house in Achani area of tehsil Bara that partially damaged the house. Another blast occurred outside a house in Wazirdand area of tehsil Jamrud.

Fortunately, no loss of life was reported in both the blasts.

Separately, a rocket was fired from an unknown location that descended in the Shabqadar area of Chasadda and injured two persons who were shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Security forces cordoned off the area and started a search operation after the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel aerial attack kills 8 more in Gaza
[Iran Press TV] An aerial attack by the Tel Aviv regime on a house in the besieged Gazoo Strip has killed eight people, including four kids and three women.
The human shield effect strikes again.
The attack took place in Khan Yunis in southern Gazoo early on Saturday.
A notorious den of infamy...
The latest Arclight airstrike brought the Paleostinian corpse count to over 880 from more than two weeks of Israeli attacks. Around 5,700 Paleostinians have also been injured in the onslaught.
They're just not very good at war, it appears, but terror attacks are so much harder since the separation fence was built. Still, they're very good at reducing the number of relations to be fed at Thanksgiving.
On Friday, Israelis attacked an ambulance carrying the injured in Khan Yunis, reportedly killing one.
Prob'ly also carrying gunnies. Somewhere out there is IDF video of exactly that behaviour. A war crime, of course, but that's what terrorists do.
Israeli warplanes have been carrying out incessant Arclight airstrikes against the blockaded Gazoo Strip since July 8. On July 17, thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion into the densely-populated strip.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Paleostinian resistance movement Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, has been launching retaliatory attacks against Israel.

Earlier on Friday, the Israeli military confirmed two more fatalities among its soldiers, bringing the corpse count to 36.

Hamas, however, puts Israeli death figure at around 90, with 10 soldiers killed in the east of Beit Hanoun on Friday.
Yes, but as far as I can tell, 90 is merely one of the infinite number words greater than two used in the Arabic language to to denote many.
The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades also targeted an Israeli F-15 war plane, which caught fire in Gazoo's sky.
Hmmm. I must have missed that story in the Israeli press.
Meanwhile,
...back at the wine tasting, Vince was about to start tasting his third quart...
Several Hamas rockets hit Sdot Negev and Netivot.
Did they? How terribly clever of them. Open fields or an actual building?
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Islamic Jihad number 3 killed in Gaza
One of the leaders of the Islamic Jihad organization, Salah Abu Hasanain has been killed during the military operations carried out by Israel in the Gaza Strip, Turkish Anadolu agency reported on July 25.

Salah Abu Hasanain died as a result of acute cirrhosis bombing the Gaza Strip and the fact of his death was confirmed by the Islamic Jihad organization.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [523 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad


Iran asks Egypt to permit its aid pass to Gaza
Iranian Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif demanded Egypt permit Iran to send humanitarian aids for Gaza residents.
There seems to be a bit of confusion in the Arabic language between asked and demanded...
Zarif said that an Iranian plane carrying rockets and ammunition humanitarian aid is waiting for an Egyptian flight permit, Iran's Mehr news agency reported on July 25. Zarif expressed hope that Egypt will issue the permit for Iran to send a medical aid consignment as soon as possible. He also underlined that the plane if permitted to flight to Egypt, will transfer a number of the injured Palestinians to Iran for treatment.
Including Khalid Mashaal, who won't be injured but who will don a burqa and moan convincingly...
In a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shokri last week, Zarif, expressed deep concern over the situation in Gaza, and called on Cairo to open the Rafah crossing for humanitarian aids.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


IDF Source in Gaza: "I have not entered one civilian home that did not have weapons
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [499 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "it's a cultural thing....for Ramadan, you wouldn't understand"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2014 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Then document it with photos. All of them.

It is amazing how stupid are Israelis defending their cause.
Posted by: Zorba Fleresh4606 || 07/26/2014 7:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Indeed Zorba. Those Jews, how dull can they get ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2014 7:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Then document it with photos. All of them.

With all the documentation and even thousands of living witnesses, there are plenty of people who don't believe the Nazi Holocaust occurred, or that eleven million Jews and others really were killed in the camps. Or that Communism ever was anything other than beneficial to the Kulaks, the educated, etc. Photographic evidence will be accused of being photoshopped and thereafter mocked and ignored.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2014 8:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Propaganda is important at the margins. Israel's PM has done a first rate job on US media. But beyond that Israel appears to be doing little. Zorba is right. And aim it at the MSM via Fox.
Posted by: Uncle Fester Trotsky4059 || 07/26/2014 8:29 Comments || Top||

#6  But beyond that Israel appears to be doing little.

We rely on people of goodwill around the World..
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/26/2014 8:47 Comments || Top||

#7  "With all the documentation and even thousands of living witnesses, there are plenty of people who don't believe the Nazi Holocaust occurred,"

I am sorry but that is a silly argument.
So The Rantburg shouldn't exist because after all there will be still Communists and Nazis?
Posted by: Zorba Fleresh4606 || 07/26/2014 9:24 Comments || Top||

#8  I have not entered one civilian home that did not have weapons

I'm sure there are places in TX, AK, ect (not the mention any hood in many major 'gun control' cities) you can find the same.

As long as it's a personal weapon for self defense, hunting, et al, there should be no problem. 50 mikemikes, RPGs, rockets, artillery, et al and any serious stockpiling of ammo for said are another matter.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2014 9:26 Comments || Top||

#9  Killing bad guys is the best propaganda.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2014 13:54 Comments || Top||

#10  So The Rantburg shouldn't exist because after all there will be still Communists and Nazis?

Fair enough, Zorba Fleeesh4606. Fortunately, I was wrong on both counts. It seems they are documenting, and some of it is up on YouTube. Video can be seen on The Times of Israel's liveblog at 18:06 -- scroll down.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2014 14:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Or Zorba Fleresh4606. PIMF!!
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2014 14:29 Comments || Top||

#12  So The Rantburg shouldn't exist because after all there will be still Communists and Nazis?

Nice strawman!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/26/2014 14:48 Comments || Top||

#13  So The Rantburg shouldn't exist because after all there will be still Communists and Nazis?

No, because it's so much more fun reading about them on Rantburg than it is anywhere else!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2014 14:58 Comments || Top||

#14  Because a lot of us here like to practice Saul Alinsky's 12 rules, but on the radicals. Particularly, RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2014 15:38 Comments || Top||

#15  There are places to hunt something other than people in Gaza?
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2014 18:29 Comments || Top||

#16  Actually ammo for an AK is cheaper than fireworks and they shoot off fireworks at weddings in the ME.

SOOO in Gaza they use AKs instead of fire crackers for gun sex to celebrate a wedding and that is why they have so many weapons...yeah right
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 07/26/2014 21:39 Comments || Top||


Liveblogging The War With Hamas: Day 19
[IsraelTimes] Latest: Those evacuated from homes can't return during truce — IDF

Ya'alon warns ground operation may expand; IDF gen. says Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, morale weakening

The Times of Israel is liveblogging events as they unfold through Saturday, the 19th day of Operation Protective Edge. Israel's government on Friday unanimously rejected a ceasefire offer advanced by US Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
, with sources saying it was too tilted towards Hamas. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly accepted a 12-hour truce to begin 7 a.m. Saturday. West Bank violence continued to escalate, with six Paleostinians reported killed in riots after Hamas urges Third Intifada. With the Gazoo corpse count said to reach 850, Israeli military sources said several hundred Hamas gunnies had been killed. The IDF corpse count rose to 35 in the course of Friday. IDF-Hamas fighting in Gazoo remained intensive, and rockets were still being fired into Israel, but foreign airlines were returning to Ben-Gurion airport
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  foreign airlines were returning to Ben-Gurion airport

So Oblahblah's FAA efforts to punish the Juice have lightened up
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2014 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Oblahblah's attempt at showing his brethren in the Gaza that he hasn't forgotten them.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/26/2014 10:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Cease fire ended with an early volley of rockets from the aholes in Hamas.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2014 13:25 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Philippine army denies NPA claim of nine soldiers killed
The Philippine military has denied a New People's Army (NPA) claim that nine soldiers died and two were injured in an armed clash in Quezon town, Bukidnon Thursday afternoon. Army spokesman Captain Ernest Carolina confirmed that only three soldiers were wounded and one had been killed.

A statement from the Maoist rebels emailed to Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro Friday said the nine soldiers who died belonged to the 68th Infantry Battalion (68IB). NPA spokesman Ka Allan Juanito said, "The platoon of 68IB was almost wiped out. Residents in the area saw the government soldiers loading their casualties onto a military truck that night."

Thursday afternoon 30 guerrilla fighters ambushed 26 soldiers of the 68IB in Barangay Cawayan. The 68IB troops had just returned from combat operations in the neighboring municipality of San Fernando. The firefight lasted for almost 40 minutes.

The Philippine military continues to conduct massive operations following rebel attacks in the provinces of Bukidnon, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Sarangani, Misamis Oriental and other parts of Mindanao.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Top Abu Sayyaf leader killed in fierce gun battle
A top Abu Sayyaf leader was killed early afternoon Thursday following a skirmish between the terrorists extremists and members of the Philippine Army's 18th Infantry Brigade.

Lt. Col. Jose Paolo Perez said the terrorist militant leader Sulaiman Ajanti, alias Ulay, was killed together with two of his followers, Damman Hasalal and Jakaria Kulok, in Ungkaya Pukan town in Basilan province.

Two people from the Civilian Voluntary Organization (CVO), a pro-government militia, were also reported killed during the firefight which lasted about 20 minutes. Two other CVO members were injured in this incident, as were five of Ajanti's men.

Perez said the Philippine military had been conducting a campaign to neutralize this group.

According to military reports, the Abu Sayyaf had been involved in the July 12 kidnapping of American nationals who were on vacation in Mindanao. The hostages were reportedly brought to Basilan and held captive for weeks before they were separately recovered.

Ajanti's group are also suspected of the kidnapping of a government social worker in 2013 in Sumisip, Basilan.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf


Car bomb at Thai hotel kills two, injures 34
A car bomb blast in Yala province yesterday evening killed at least two people and injured 34 others, three of them seriously. The explosion set nearby buildings on fire and caused major property damage. The area around the Holiday Hill hotel in Betong district, where the truck with the bomb had been parked, were sealed off by security officials.

The bombing in Betong was a surprise as it has been one of the most peaceful cities in the far South, bustling with visitors and Chinese business people. It is believed that the attackers were exploiting the transfer of a security chief.

Attacks were also carried out earlier yesterday in Pattani and Narathiwat. The latter was allegedly the work of terrorists insurgents, but motives for the Pattani attack were not yet known.

Earlier yesterday, in Pattani's Nong Chik district, a man was ambushed by several men while on his way to his wife's home. The attackers fired two shots at him including one to the head. Police are investigating to see whether the killing was done by terrorists insurgents.

In Narathiwat province, a roadside bomb was detonated targeting a 12-man crew on foot patrol, killing one and injuring three others seriously. EOD personnel said later that 5kg of explosive packed in a metal box was detonated via mobile phone signals.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/26/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Wed 2014-07-23
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Sun 2014-07-20
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Sat 2014-07-19
  IS-led Militants Storm Iraqi Air Base near Tikrit
Fri 2014-07-18
  Insurgents Attack Kabul Airport
Thu 2014-07-17
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Wed 2014-07-16
  20 militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan
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Mon 2014-07-14
  "Libya Dawn" Islamist movement orders Qaaqaa and Sawaq brigades to leave Tripoli
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