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Kenya Says Police Killed Most Wanted Al Shabaab Commander
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-War on Police-
1 officer killed, 1 in 'grave critical condition' in Kissimmee shooting
[NEWS4JAX] Two Kissimmee police officers were shot Friday night, one of them fatally, while they were responding to a suspicious person call in an area known for drug activity, according to Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell.
I'm sure that if Obama had a son he'd look like the guys who shot them.
Sgt. Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter responded to Palmway and Cypress streets in Kissimmee at 9:27 p.m. and came into contact with four people, police said.

At 9:32 p.m., both men were shot, O'Dell said.

“It looked like they were surprised,” O'Dell said, adding that the officers did not return fire.

One of the officers was shot in the head at close range, a source told News 6. Both men were wearing their Kissimmee Police Department uniforms and body armor.

Suspected Florida Cop Killer Claimed To Be Member Of Black Extremist Group

[Daily Caller] The Florida man who allegedly ambushed and killed two Kissimmee coppers Friday night is a self-professed member of a black murderous Moslem group who appears to have been upset by last week’s events in Charlottesville, Va.

Everett Glenn Miller, 45, was locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
and charged with first degree murder in the killing of Officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter.

Miller, who goes by the name Malik Mohammad Ali on Facebook, allegedly ambushed and shot the officers as they were responding to a disturbance call.
Heavy.com adds five fast facts, but these are the key ones:
Mike DeForest, of News 5, reported that Miller was recently committed on a mental health evaluation. “Miller is a Marine veteran who was recently placed under the Baker Act by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office,” reported WFTV. That act allows for involuntary commitments of the mentally ill.

Miller served in the Marines from 1989 to 2010, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

Darren Hightower, a retired Army soldier and former Marine said that Miller served in Afghanistan and worked in military security.
Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [558 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Interesting. This paragraph in the article:

Miller, who goes by the name Malik Mohammad Ali on Facebook, allegedly ambushed and shot the officers as they were responding to a disturbance call.

Is followed by this:

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.

In fact, all of Miller's Facebook posts are 'unavailable'.

Posted by: Pappy || 08/20/2017 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  2nd cop died. RIP
Posted by: Frank G || 08/20/2017 10:56 Comments || Top||

#3  In fact, all of Miller's Facebook posts are 'unavailable'.

A search of the name on Facebook no longer yields a hit for him, suggesting the his page was taken down.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/20/2017 11:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Rather convenient, no?
Posted by: Pappy || 08/20/2017 12:32 Comments || Top||

#5  So he was COMMITTED, got out, got a gun, killed two police officers.

If this is genuine mental illness, I want to know how he got out. Involuntary commitment to this does not compute.
Posted by: Charles || 08/20/2017 16:49 Comments || Top||

#6  The liberals that ran the place Miller was released from were themselves mentally ill. they couldn't tell that Miller has a mental illness as they apparently thought it was a normal state of mind.

At least that's my thought on this matter.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 08/20/2017 17:43 Comments || Top||

#7  If this is genuine mental illness, I want to know how he got out. Involuntary commitment to this does not compute.

It's not like the old days, Charles, where once one was committed he stayed until he was deemed cured. After the asylums were closed and the laws changed to reflect civil rights concerns during the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest era, a person can only be involuntarily committed if he is deemed an imminent threat to himself or others, which as a practical matter means he is in the process of attacking someone else or has just attempted suicide, and then only until he is stabilized -- a period generally defined by the states in the U.S. as 72 hours, though it can be as short as 24. In the case of the son of a friend of mine, who had florid paranoid schizophrenia (he thought the archangel Michael was communicating with him through his laptop, that his grandmother was a zombie who was poisoning his mother, and that as he was clearly sane there was no reason to take his meds), they were not able to get him committed for longer than 72 hours until he actually stuck a knife in Grandma's back and killed her. Upon which he was promptly arrested, sat in jail for four years awaiting trial, and finally was sentenced to 10-20 years less time served -- both the pleas "innocent by reason of insanity" and "guilty but insane" leading to the same sentence in the great state of Pennsylvania.

So the retired master sergeant was no doubt given a strong antipsychotic for a few days to treat his paranoia, given a prescription to hand to his local pharmacist and direction to follow up with his therapist, and sent on his way, because that's all the law allows and anyway there are half a dozen others who urgently need each of the thirty beds in the psychiatric ward of the regular hospital.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/20/2017 20:39 Comments || Top||

Ongoing Clash In Balkh Leaves Two Dead
[Tolo News] Heavy fighting
... as opposed to the more usual name-calling or slapsy...
is ongoing in Chamtal district in Balkh province, officials said, adding that two people have been killed and 12 others maimed in the clash.

Deputy head of Balkh provincial council, Sayed Abdullah Masroor, said that six of his bodyguards were maimed when a rocket shelled by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
landed near their house in Taraki village in Chamtal district at around 9pm local time on Saturday.

According to Masroor, six public uprising forces were also maimed in the fight between security forces and the Taliban in the district.

Two public uprising forces were killed in the clash, he told TOLOnews.

Balkh hospital officials confirmed that one dead and four maimed have been taken to the facility so far.

Balkh police department front man, Shirjan Durani, said the fight was started on Saturday morning and that Taliban has suffered heavy losses.

Talking to TOLOnews, he said the clash is still ongoing in the area.

...back at the revival hall, the congregants were being herded into the paddy wagon...
the 707 Pamir Police Headquarters said in a statement that four Taliban fighters, including their designated district governor for Shortepa district in Jawzjan province, Abdul Rahim also known as Allah Murad, was killed in a military operation by security forces.

According to the statement, more than 10 Talibs including their designated district governor for Magnjak district of Jawzjan, Mullah Qadir, were maimed in the fighting.

The statement said Taliban has been pushed back from the area after they attacked on a security outpost in Magnjak district in northern Jawzjan province.

Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban militants kill 5 Afghan police in Helmand overnight raid
[Iran Press TV] At least five Afghan coppers have been killed after the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Lion of Islam group launched an attack against their checkpoint in the southern province of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, local police say.

General Abdul Ghafar Safi, the provincial police chief, said the incident occurred in Nawa district late on Friday, where fierce festivities between the two sides were still underway early Saturday.

He added that six other coppers sustained injuries in the overnight attack.

In a statement released in the early hours of Saturday, Taliban grabbed credit for the deadly raid.

Back on July 18, the terror group killed five other coppers in the northern province of Baghlan after its heavily-armed hard boyz raided a police checkpoint in Jaded district.

On Friday, Captain Farid, commander of the 3rd Battalion of 3rd Company of 209 Shaheen Military Corps in the northern province of Faryab, announced that at least 80 members of the Afghan National Army had been under siege by Talibs for the previous 20 days.

He also warned that the encircled troops, trapped in Chinaee Camp in Ghormach district, had not received ammunition since the siege began, and if they do not receive any support, they would soon be taken captive by the terror group.

Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Al-Shabab Attacks African Union Base In Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Al shabaab gunnies were reported to have launched an attack against base manned by Djibouti peacekeepers, serving with the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Hiran region.

Residents in Bulo-burte town in Hiran region, said they Heavy gunfire heard around the AMISOM base during heavy fighting between the gunnies and Djibouti peacekeepers.

... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
has grabbed credit for the AU base attack.

In a statement posted on its affiliated websites, the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab said its fighters used machine guns and RPGs to attack the AMISOM outpost east of Bulo-Burte.

There was no immediate confirmation of the casualties from both sides, however, Somali military officials reported attack repulsed by the 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...
Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Kenya Says Police Killed Most Wanted Al Shabaab Commander
[RADIOSHABELLE] Anti-terror police have rubbed out wanted terrorist Hussein Said Omar in Bamburi, Mombasa. He was one of the Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
holy warriorsbehind the Mpeketoni attack that claimed lives of more than 60 people in June 2014.

Hussein Said Omar also known as Babli was a most wanted terror suspects who had been on the run since 2015.

He engaged security personnel in a shootout from his hideout in Bamburi before he was overpowered by the anti-terror police who ambushed him following a tip off from the public.

He was the logistician for Al-Shabaab militia operating in Boni Forest. He was also behind the killing of innocent Kenyans in Mwalei, Pandanguo and Milihoi.

Babli is brother to another terrorist Ahmed, also known as Dogo who is still on the run. Babli came to lime light in 2013 where he was involved in facilitating a group of French Foreign fighters as they were running away from Al-Shabaab.

He later on took up a bigger role in facilitation when his brother Dogo left for Somalia and sent a cell of fighters back in late 2014.

He has been involved in various circles of financers who supported local harakat and his brother’s needs in Somalia. He then joined up with Ismael Shosi at the Majengo House raided in January, 2016 and later Junda residence of Salim Hanjaury aka Mario.

He is reported to have recruited several youth to join Al-Shabaab and possibly ISIS. He was known for his role as a controller and recruiter. He shared audiovisual material on radical teachings to local sheikhs and recruiters.

Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [500 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Al Shabaab Carries Out Second Attack In Kenya Within A Week
[RADIOSHABELLE] Four people were hacked to death and their houses torched in an attack claimed by Shabaab snuffies in Kenya’s coastal Lamu county, police said.

"The attackers dragged people from their houses and killed them. We have launched investigations to establish the motive of the attack," said coastal police chief Larry Kieng.

"The number of people killed are four," he said, adding that three suspects had been taken into custody.

Kieng denied Shabaab was behind the attack Thursday night, saying it was linked to local conflict between herders and farmers.

But another senior police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said, "The attack has all the hallmarks of an Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
attack. They have committed similar attacks in similar fashion before and even torched houses."

Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab snuffies later claimed they had killed "five Kenyan Christians" and destroyed a number of homes in Lamu county, according to the SITE intelligence agency.

Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

At Least Three Civilians Killed In Buuhoodle Fighting
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least three civilians have been killed, several maimed fighting erupted between two group within Khatumo state forces in Buuhoodle town on Saturday, residents and medics said.

Speaking to Radio Shabellle over the phone, the deputy speaker of the northern Khatumo state, Abdirisack Mohammed has confirmed the deaths of the three people killed in the skirmish.

Mohammed has accused Somaliland of fuelling the escalating violence in Khatumo regions. It is still unclear reasons behind the fighting, but local authorities in the town said it is clan related feud.

More than five people also maimed in the Saturday’s fighting and admitted in local hospital, where they being treated, medical sources said.

The fighting in the town subsided, as local elders are making efforts to stop the hostility.

Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under:

Somali, AU Forces Seize Strategic Town From Al Shabaab
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somalia National Army (SNA) backed by the 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...
peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) on Saturday captured several strategic locations in Lower Shabelle region, officials said.

Deputy Governor of Lower Shabelle Region Abdifitah Haji Abdulle said forces liberated Bariri, Sabib, Anole and Marerey locations that had been vital for Death Eater group al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
’s operations.

"Somali National Army’s Commandos together with international partners captured several strategic areas including Bariri town about 60 km south of Mogadishu this morning, there was resistance from al-Shabaab. Bariri was a stronghold of the terrorist Death Eaters," Abdulle said.

Witnesses said the forces of Evil retreated and abandoned the town. Abdulle said that the joint forces are still in an operation to pursue the Death Eaters.

"The Somali flag has been hoisted in all the areas now after the withdrawal of the terrorists, residents and others who have farms and houses can come and visit them, this is a successful operation," he said.

Independent sources said Somali Commandos (Danab) backed by U.S. forces in the region carried out the operation and there has been increased joint operations by the allied forces in many parts in southern Somalia.

Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Egyptian authorities foil attempt by 47 people to migrate to Europe
[AlAhram] Egyptian authorities in the Delta governorate of Kafr El-Sheikh foiled on Saturday an attempt by 47 people to illegally migrate to Europe via the Mediterranean, state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
MENA reported.

Police have incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
two suspected human traffickers believed to have organised the migration attempt.

The traffickers reportedly collected money from each of the migrants colonists, both foreign and Egyptian, before they were to board a fishing boat for Europe.

The would-be migrants colonists comprised 21 foreigners and 26 Egyptians.

In November, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified a law aimed at curbing irregular migration and cracking down on human trafficking along the country's northern Mediterranean coast, where thousands of migrants colonists embark on dangerous boat journeys to Europe.

While the legislation does not punish the migrants colonists themselves, it imposes jail terms on those convicted of human trafficking or acting as brokers or controllers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Gee, according to the progressives, the big problem is that the Native Americans didn't do this to the Pilgrims, et. al.

Shouldn't have let those illegal immigrants in them either.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/20/2017 7:52 Comments || Top||

Egypt's army arrests three militants in Central Sinai: Spokesman
[AlAhram] Egypt’s armed forces jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three murderous Moslems and destroyed several hideouts and vehicles belonging to the murderous Moslems in Central Sinai, a military statement said Saturday.

"Security forces were able to discover and destroy several bad boy hideouts, eight cycle of violences and a quarter-loaded cart carrying large quantities of materials used to manufacture improvised bombs," the army front man said in a statement.

The statement added that security forces arrested three murderous Moslems and seized two cars carrying illegal drugs on one route leading to North Sinai.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  "killed" would be better
Posted by: Frank G || 08/20/2017 10:55 Comments || Top||

Britain migrant colonist briefs

Shocking moment two hundred illegal migrants are arrested in a crackdown on houses packed with foreign workers by dodgy landlords
[DailyMail] More than 250 properties were raided(pictured) during the blitz on the often squalid accommodation used by migrants who do not have permission to be in Britain. Many of those arrested were Indian nationals, but there were also workers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Albania. They were offered support if they chose to leave the country voluntarily, or told they faced deportation if they refused.

Four suspected illegal immigrants from Iran are arrested after being found on beach in Dover
[DailyMail] The group of men were discovered by police and Border Force officers at Shakespeare Beach in Kent in the early hours of this morning.

Would-be British 'jihadi' who gelled his hair to 'look more Syrian' was 'shopped to secret services by his pregnant wife after telling her he was off to Morocco to de-stress'
[DailyMail] Ismael Watson set off to Turkey from his home in Walsall hoping to sign up for the terror group and listed his skills as 'speech writing', 'website design' and 'audio technology', the Old Bailey was told.

From Breitbart - immigration:
No Go Zones: ‘No Whites Allowed After 8 PM’ Graffiti Appears in Birmingham, England
17 August
More evidence of the emerging No Go Zones investigated by Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam in a new book has emerged in Birmingham, England, where a message reading ‘NO Whites Allowed After 8 pm’ appeared on the side of a building in the inner-city neighbourhood of Alum Rock.

'Me No Speak English’: Accused Sex Pest Has Trial Delayed
16 August
The trial of a man accused of a string of sexual assaults in a London subway has been delayed, as an Arabic translator could not be booked in time.

Forced Marriage Laws Failing to Bring Convictions, ‘Thousands of Girls Abandoned’
15 August
Just one in 30 cases of alleged forced marriages are leading to a prosecution, sparking claims current laws are failing and conviction rates are too low.

'Conspiracy of Silence’: Britain’s Towns Where Girls Were Raped by Muslim Grooming Gangs for Decades
12 August
Newcastle has joined a list of British cities where grooming gangs, made up of predominantly Pakistani Muslim men, systematically rape and abuse vulnerable, white girls.

Iranians use dinghy to exploit backdoor route to The UK: Warning asylum seekers are taking advantage of weak coastal security to sail to Britain
Four Iranian men were spotted disembarking from a ‘rigid inflatable’ vessel in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Dover’s picturesque Shakespeare beach (pictured).

UK Rape Gangs ‘Profoundly Racist’, Says Liberal Former Head of Public Prosecutions
10 August
Britain must confront the “profoundly racist” reality of Muslim grooming and rape gangs after the Newcastle case, a former head of the Crown Prosecution Service and Liberal Democrat Lord has said.

Syria Islamic State Terror Camp Training Brits for ‘More Suicide Attacks’ on UK
8 August
A secret Islamic State camp in Syria is training Western jihadists to smuggle themselves into Europe and launch attacks on British soil, a captured fighter has claimed, predicting “more suicide attacks in Europe”.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Isis claim responsibility for knife rampage in Surgut
[THESUN.CO.UK] A KNIFEMAN wearing a fake suicide belt has been rubbed out by police after stabbing seven people in Russia ‐ with Isis claiming responsibility for the attack.

The man, named locally as 19-year-old Artur Gadzhiev, was bumped off by cops after going on a horrific stabbing spree in Surgut on Saturday.

Claims have since emerged that the teen's father, Lametulakh, was registered with Russian police as an "extremist" and was a "supporter" of radical Islam.

The suspect had previously been named locally as a 23-year-old, but news outlet media since claimed his real name was Artur, a teen from Dagestan
...a formerly inoffensive Caucasus republic currently bedevilled by low-level Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, ethnic tensions and terrorism, primarily due to its proximity to Chechnya. There are several dozen ethnic groups, most of which speak either Caucasian, Turkic, or Iranian languages. Largest among these ethnic groups are the Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, and Laks. While Russers form less than five percent of the population, Russian remains the primary official language and the lingua franca...
, a strongly Moslem region of Russia in the Caucasus.

Footage showing the suspect trying to flee the scene has also been caught on CCTV, with the man appearing to throw something away before being shot.

Russia's Investigations Committee have said they launched a probe into the horror that unfolded about 11.20am local time - with ISIS since having claimed that it was responsible for the attack.

They said: "An unidentified man armed with a knife, moving along the central streets of the city, attacked passers-by, causing 7 citizens to be stabbed, according to clarified data.

"All the victims were hospitalised with wounds of varying severity."

Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters
[BBC] A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain this week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say.

Canisters were found at a house said to be used by the cell that blew up in the town of Alcanar on Wednesday night.

Police are still hunting for the driver of the van that hit dozens of people on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, killing 13.

On Sunday, a Mass was held in Barcelona to mourn the victims.

In addition to the 13 killed on Thursday afternoon on Las Ramblas, a woman died in a second vehicle attack early on Friday in the town of Cambrils. Five suspected jihadists were shot dead by police in the second attack.

The Catalan authorities have also confirmed that a British-Australian seven-year-old, Julian Cadman, was among those killed in Barcelona.

He had been missing since becoming separated from his injured mother in the attack and his family had put out appeals for news of his whereabouts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/20/2017 11:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [492 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The person at large was the driver of the van, Mr Trapero said, adding that police knew his identity but would not reveal it.

The police appear to be gaining knowledge rather quickly. Cordless drills at the capture scene ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/20/2017 12:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Cordless drills at the capture scene ?

Not likely. I'd surmise that the police had knowledge beforehand; they never applied the puzzle pieces together until afterwards
Posted by: Pappy || 08/20/2017 12:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Known wolves who were always good boys at home.

Posted by: AlanC || 08/20/2017 12:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Look at the population of Barcelona and its surrounds, Alan.

Petri dish.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/20/2017 16:00 Comments || Top||

#5  The truck bombing target before they blew themselves up and switched to the backup plan of running over tourists: Sagrada Familia cathedral.

Posted by: Gomez Slereck8543 || 08/20/2017 19:27 Comments || Top||

#6  For peaceful Islamic purposes, of course.
Posted by: gorb || 08/20/2017 20:08 Comments || Top||

Europe migrant colonist briefs

Pregnant Senegalese women allegedly beaten by two men on Italian bus
18 August
[TheLocal.it] A woman in her sixth month of pregnancy was attacked and repeatedly abused on a bus in Rimini, according to reports in Italy's largest dailies on Friday. The woman, who was of West African origin, said she was attacked and racially insulted on a bus in Rimini by two young Italian men. Several witnesses saw two suspects, one 19-year-old and one 22-year-old, both Italian, push the woman off the bus, reported Repubblica. Italy's largest daily said police were called to the scene soon after the two men were arrested.

Attitudes towards race and ethnic background in Italy are some of the most prejudiced in Europe, according to research. Italy had the highest per cent of survey respondents admit to having "unfavourable views" about the Roma – 82 per cent in 2016 study of attitudes in 10 EU countries by the Pew Research Centre. At least 69 per cent of people said they had 'unfavourable views' of Muslims, second only to Hungary out of the ten EU countries polled.

Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis
18 August
[Breitbart] Spanish police on Thursday said they had shut down a gang charging migrants 5,000 euros each to bring them across from Morocco via the Strait of Gibraltar on jet-skis.

Paris Police Evacuate 2,000 Migrants
18 August
[AnNahar] French police moved out around 2,000 migrants from a makeshift camp in an area north of Paris on Friday, the 35th evacuation operation in two years in the capital.

A similar roundup of the mostly Afghan and African migrants around the Porte de la Chapelle area in July saw 2,800 moved from the streets into temporary accommodation.

The new centrist government under President Emmanuel Macron has promised improved procedures and new resources for genuine asylum seekers, but has warned it will take a tougher line on economic migrants.

France provides toilets and taps for Calais migrants
16 August
[TheLocal.fr] Ten portable toilets and a bank of five taps have been installed so far, with plans for more underway.

Greece Arrests Three Suspected Migrant Smugglers
15 August
[Breitbart] Greek authorities say they have arrested three men on suspicion of ferrying 69 refugees or migrants on a yacht to the island of Zakynthos off the western coast of Greece’s mainland.

Far-right AfD set to become third largest party in German parliament, poll finds
15 August 2017
[TheLocal.de] The Alternative for Germany (AfD) have their nose ahead of the other minor parties in Germany, putting them on course to become the third largest party in the Bundestag after September’s election, a new poll has found. The poll published by INSA and Bild on Tuesday found that the far-right AfD are on course to win 10 percent of the vote at the September 24th vote. That would put them in third place behind the Social Democrats (SPD) on 25 percent and Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) on 37 percent.

The far-right party, who were set up in 2013 and have recently built popularity on their staunch criticism of Merkel’s refugee policies, are only just ahead of the competition, though. The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) are set to win 9 percent of the vote, as are Die Linke (The Left Party), INSA predicts. The Green party meanwhile lags behind on 7 percent.

Police blame communication error for misreporting 'mass brawl' among refugees
14 August
[TheLocal.de] Local police in the university town of Göttingen reported on Sunday evening that a mass brawl involving 200 people had taken place. But on Monday they confirmed it hadn’t actually occurred.

Record number of foreigners registered with Sweden's public employment service
14 August
[TheLocal.se] As of July there were a record 76,561 people registered in the agency's Introduction Programme (Etableringsuppdraget) for unemployed foreigners compared to 59,362 a year before. The programme involves creating a plan tailored to each individual newcomer to the country according to their work experience and education in order to equip them for further education or work.

"Many lack an education that is viable in the Swedish labour market. At the same time, too few are choosing to study during their time in the Introduction Programme," Arbetsförmedlingen head analyst Annika Sundén said in a statement.

The increase in people registered with the Introduction Programme this year can be explained by Sweden’s Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) managing to work through much of the backlog of asylum applications from the record 163,000 people who sought asylum in the country in 2015.

At the same time as the number of people it deals with increases, Arbetsförmedlingen will need 600 million kronor ($74 million) more from the government in 2018 than currently allocated, and 900 million kronor more in 2019.

Latest Nørrebro shooting sends man to hospital after police make arrest
14 August 2017
[TheLocal.dk] Another shooting in Copenhagen’s gang crime-infested Nørrebro neighbourhood left one man hospitalised, two days after a suspected gang leader was arrested for threatening police. Sunday night’s shooting took place near the neighbourhood’s Mimersgade street, reports the Ritzau news agency.

On Saturday, a 30-year-old suspected gang leader from the Danish organised crime group known as ‘Loyal to Familia’ (LTF) was arrested for making threats against a police officer, reports the Politiken newspaper. The group is heavily involved in the series of gang-crime related shootings that have taken place in the Danish capital throughout the summer, which now number well into the twenties.
Finally, the key fact we need to understand the situation, dear Reader:
The accused gang leader, Shuaib Khan, was remanded in custody for 17 days at a preliminary hearing at Copenhagen City Court. Khan is reported to have threatened police during a search of around ten members of the group on July 31st.

A power struggle between the Loyal to Familia group and another gang located in the Mjølnerparken and Nørrebro neighbourhoods is reported to be the cause of the persistent shooting incidents.

Denmark’s government was recently reported to be considering using the army for tasks currently carried out by police – such as checks on the southern border with Germany – in order to make more police available to fight the now months-long gang conflicts in both Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Asylum seeker goes on trial for murder of German refugee worker
14 August
[DW] A Nigerian man accused of murdering a 22-year-old German woman who volunteered with refugees has gone on trial in the western city of Münster. Prosecutors argue he became possessive of the victim after a brief affair.

German court sentences three Syrian migrant smugglers
11 August
[DW] A district court in Germany on Friday sentenced the 27-year-old main defendant to four years' imprisonment, while the boatman was handed a two-and-a-half-year jail term. A third man, who had a previous conviction for trafficking, and who acted as a liaison for families, was put on two years' probation. The trial centered on the deaths of 13 refugees in the Mediterranean.

The three organized smuggling trips between Izmir in Turkey and the Greece coastline across the Mediterranean. During one trip in September, 2015, an unlit dinghy overloaded with refugees struck a freighter near the Greek island of Lesbos and 13 people died, Two children remain missing.

The main suspect in the case, a Syrian national in Turkey, was charged with organizing the dangerous boat trips. The boatman was himself a refugee and was offered free travel in return for piloting the dinghy while the third liaised with the family members of the refugees in Germany. The three defendants had come to Germany as refugees themselves.
From Breitbart - immigration:
WATCH: EU Propaganda Video Says Europe ‘Needs’ Migrants Released on Day of Terror Attacks
19 August
The European Parliament has produced a slick propaganda video claiming Europe “need[s] people to come here… to maintain the level of our welfare systems”.

UK and Spanish Security Forces Focus on North African Migrants, Ringleader on the Run
19 August
British and Spanish authorities are concentrating on North Africa and people of migrant background from that region in their efforts to prevent further Islamist attacks after the atrocity in Barcelona this week.

French Terror Expert Claims Spain A ‘Breeding Ground’ for Islamic Extremism
19 August
In the wake of the Barcelona terror attack this week French terrorism expert Jean-Charles Brisard has claimed that Spain has become a breeding ground for Islamic radicalisation. Mr Brisard, president of the Center d’ Analysis of Terrorism (CAT), said that despite there

Europe Wide Poll Shows Growing Distrust for Elites, Pessimism For Future
19 August
The newly released Project28 Europe-wide poll shows that ordinary people are becoming increasingly distrustful of political elites, that many are more pessimistic about the future, and a changing attitude to mass migration is developing.

Spanish Terror: 9/11 Plotter linked to Catalonia ‘Nest of Salafism’, Home to Muslim Brotherhood, Tablighi Jamaat
18 August
9/11 pilot Mohammed Atta met with a fellow al-Qaeda plotter in the Spanish town of Cambrils, Catalonia – the same town where jihadists committed the second ramming attack on Thursday. The region is known for radical Islamist movements including the Muslim Brotherhood and Tablighi Jamaat.

Germany: One Reported Dead, One Injured, Manhunt Underway
18 August
A police manhunt is underway in Wuppertal, west Germany Friday evening after a 31 year old Iraqi was stabbed to death and his brother seriously injured near the city railway station. Germany newspaper Rheinische Post reports the reason for the killing may

KASSAM: Europe Will Keep Seeing Attacks Without Anti-No Go Zone Policies
18 August
Breitbart London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam has appeared on Fox News to discuss Spain’s illegal immigration and No Go Zone problem in light of the Islamist attack on Barcelona Thursday.

Report: Municipalities Not Equipped to Deal with Migrant Conflict, Islamic Radicalisation
18 August
Despite municipalities being able to house asylum seekers, many are unable to cope with ethnic and religious conflicts or recognise Islamic radicalisation, according to a study.

Libyan Authorities Credited for Massively Reduced Migrant Flow
18 August
The number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea has rapidly declined in the last few weeks and many are giving credit to efforts by the Libyan coastguard. Others have criticised their methods.

Austria Sends Soldiers to Migrant Gateway Where Alt-Left Attacked Police
18 August
Austria is sending 70 soldiers to secure its border with Italy at the Brenner Pass, as Bulgaria urges the European Union to defend its frontiers with “force of arms”. Austria’s government believes that between 700 and 1,000 migrants are infiltrating

Claim: Lobbyists Organise Attacks on Hungary to Push Mass Migration ‘Soros Plan’
17 August
George Soros is mobilising large amounts of money through lobby groups in Washington to pursue his “Soros Plan”, specifically targeting Hungary which stands in the way of flooding Europe with one million migrants every year, according to claims by a member of Viktor Orbán’s ruling party.

German Scientists: Drug Public with Oxytocin to ‘Promote the Acceptance and Integration of Migrants’
17 August
German scientists have suggested that a combination of drugs and “peer influence” could make Europeans more amenable to accepting large numbers of migrants in their midst, following a shocking new study at the University of Bonn.

Migrant Crisis: New Maritime Migrant Route Opens on Black Sea
16 August
Romanian authorities warn that a fourth migrant route could be opening along the Black Sea after the country experienced a five-fold increase in landings on last year.

All But Two Provinces in Afghanistan Are Safe for Deportation: Norwegian Government
16 August
The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has released a new report claiming that, except for two provinces, Afghanistan is a safe country and Norway should continue deportations of Afghan failed asylum seekers.

Study: 70 Per Cent of Germans Would Send Mediterranean Migrants Back
And yet Angela Merkel is leading in the polls. Wahnsinn.
16 August
A new study has revealed that the vast majority of Germans do not see the migrants coming across the Mediterranean as legitimate refugees and want to see them deported back to North Africa.

VIDEO: Chechen Asylum Seekers Arrested After Italian Tourist Beaten to Death in Spanish Nightclub
16 August
Three Chechen asylum seekers have been arrested after a 22-year-old Italian was beaten to death at a nightclub in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava.

603,000 Syrians Have Returned Home From Neighbouring Countries This Year — But Not From Europe
15 August
In the first half of 2017, more than 600,000 Syrian refugees returned home from neighbouring countries, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Migrant Gets Suspended Sentence for Sexually Abusing Children as Young as Five
15 August
A 47-year-old asylum seeker in the Germany city of Augsburg in Bavaria has received a suspended sentence of 15 months in prison for the sexual abuse of several children, some as young as five.

France: 60 Per Cent Rise in Extremism Since Bataclan Terror Attack
14 August
In less than two years since the Islamist Bataclan terror attack, France has seen a 60 per cent rise in the number of people on the Terrorist Prevention and Radicalisation Reporting File (FSPRT).

Just 0.4 Per Cent of German Asylum Seekers Did Not Come Via Safe Nations
13 August
An almost inconsequentially small number of migrants (0.36 per cent) applying for asylum in Germany last year should have done so according to EU law, as they had not passed through other safe nations before getting there.

Merkel to UN: ‘European Union Can Take 40,000 More Migrants’
13 August
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed UN plans to send more Middle Eastern and African migrants to the European Union, saying the bloc could “cope with” 40,000 more asylum seekers.

Another NGO Suspends Migrant ‘Taxi Service’ After Libyans Block ‘Rescue’ Ships
13 August
The German NGO Sea-Eye has suspended operations in the Mediterranean Sea citing “security” after Libya blocked its coast to European ‘search and rescue’ ships.

Merkel Ally: Deportation of Quarter of a Million Failed Asylum Seekers ‘Almost Impossible’
Tut, tut. Is not the German watchword "Wir koennen es schaffen"?
13 August
Bavarian minister president and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer has warned that the deportation of the estimated 250,000 failed asylum seekers from Germany is unrealistic.

Lawyer of Migrant Who Filmed Facebook Livestream Rape Claims Client ‘Did Not Understand’ It Was Rape
12 August
The lawyer for one of the migrants in Sweden who raped a young girl and broadcast the incident on a Facebook livestream claims his client was not aware his actions were rape.

Majority of Muslim Asylum Seekers In Austria Want Jokes About Islam Banned
A new survey of Muslim migrants in Austria by the Danube University of Krems shows a distinct difference between typical Austrian values and those of incomers from places like Somalia and Chechnya, who hold far more religious views on society.
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Italy expels 2 Moroccans, Syrian as terror fears mount; Greece arrests jihadi-linked Belgian-Moroccan woman
[IsraelTimes] Italia said Saturday it had deported two Moroccans and a Syrian on security grounds, lifting to 202 the number of potentially dangerous Islamists expelled since January 2015.

The announcement came as security was raised after vehicle attacks in Barcelona and elsewhere, and a widely-reported warning from the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group that Italia is next on its hit list.

Administrative expulsions, which are not subject to any appeal, are one of the main planks of Italia’s strategy for preventing the kind of jihadist attacks suffered by other European countries.

Sicily decided Saturday to introduce barriers preventing vehicular access to six pedestrianized areas of the island’s capital Palermo, reflecting fears of truck attacks.

Additional barriers are to be placed on potentially vulnerable locations in Milan, a meeting of regional security officials decided.

The prefecture for the Rome region approved an increase in the number of guards for its major tourist sports and said it would step up monitoring of trucks moving around the capital.

The latest individuals deported included a 38-year-old Moroccan said to have been radicalized while in prison for minor crimes. His status was bumped from medium to high risk after he and other prisoners were seen enthusiastically celebrating the Stockholm truck attack in April which killed five people.

The Syrian, who also operated under a false Tunisian identity, was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in 2015 for involvement in illegal immigration and sent to his room at a center for asylum seekers in southern Italia. There, he was caught celebrating the attack in May that killed 22 people, many of them children, at a concert in the British city of Manchester. The suspect, whose age was not released, had managed to avoid the fate of two previous expulsion orders issued in 2011.

The third man expelled was a 31-year-old Moroccan whose expressions of support for IS were thought to be linked to a psychiatric disorder for which he received compulsory treatment after being arrested for theft.

The interior ministry said all three had been flown back to their respective countries of origin.

Security scare in southern French town after Barcelona attack

[IsraelTimes] Police in the southern French city of Nimes on Saturday briefly closed the local railway station and arrested a man with a fake gun, amid heightened security following a twin terror attack in Spain. The station was sealed off while police detained a man with a replica gun which fires blanks, the local prefecture told AFP.

Spanish media reported earlier that shots had been fired and social media users bombarded Twitter with worried messages, but the prefecture denied there had been any violence.

Greece Arrests Belgian Woman Wanted for Terror Ties

[AnNahar] A 22-year-old Belgian woman has been incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in Greece on charges of extremism under a Europol arrest warrant, the coastguard and reports said Saturday. Authorities declined to identify the suspect's nationality but state agency ANA said she was a Belgian apparently of Moroccan origin. The woman had travelled by ferry from Italia to the Greek port of Igoumenitsa, ANA said. She was arrested late Friday on Corfu after Italian authorities alerted their Greek counterparts, the agency said.

"A 22-year-old foreign national has been arrested over suspected links to terrorist activity," a coastguard spokeswoman told AFP. "She is being held on the island of Corfu."

It was not immediately clear when the warrant was issued or whether it was linked to any particular incident.
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The Grand Turk
Turkey kills IS suspect, detains 4 more ‘planning attack'
[IsraelTimes] Ottoman Turkish forces stop vehicle coming into the country from Syria, occupants believed on way to carry out bombing

Ottoman Turkish security forces on Saturday killed one suspected member of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
and detained four more said to have been planning a kaboom in the country, local authorities said.

Ottoman Turkish forces in the southern Hatay region bordering Syria stopped a vehicle carrying five suspected IS members after receiving intelligence "they had come to our country to carry out a kaboom", the regional governor’s office said.

It said that four of the suspects gave themselves up but security forces opened fire on the fifth individual after he failed to heed warnings to surrender and attempted to attack them.

Identified as a Syrian national, he later died in hospital despite efforts to save his life, the statement said.

The nationalities of the four detained suspects were not made clear.

The statement said intense investigations were continuing into the incident but did not say if any explosives were found in the vehicle.
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Home Front: WoT
Possible Bomb Found During St. Paul Traffic Stop, 2 in Custody
[KSTP] Police and bomb squads are investigating a possible explosive that was discovered in a vehicle in St. Paul Saturday morning, according to police spokesman Steve Linders.

According to the department, the device was found during a traffic stop at Maryland Avenue East and Lane Place at about 5 a.m. Linders said the device appears to be a type of pipe bomb, but authorities are still working to determine exactly what it is.

Linders said the incident began with an argument between a man and a woman in the area, and the woman gave a description of a suspect's car.

When police located the car, they found two men inside, along with two handguns and the device.
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#1  More information:
The two men taken into custody were identified as Montrail Lamar Claiborne and Fredric Pittman.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/20/2017 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  "It was very suspicious. I mean, look, they aren't even Muslim"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/20/2017 12:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Interesting how it never made it into the Marxist-Stream Media.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/20/2017 12:36 Comments || Top||

JUI-F leader shot dead in Dera Ismail Khan
[DAWN] A local leader of the Jamaat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was rubbed out by person or persons unknown in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
's Dera Ismail Khan
... the Pearl of Pashtunistan ...
district early Saturday, police said.

The gunnies targeted Maulana Syed Ataullah Shah while he was walking home after offering Fajr prayers near Banu Ada area of D.I. Khan, according to police.

Shah, who was serving as the khateeb (sermon-giver) of a local mosque these days, was considered to be a prominent leader of JUI Dera and a close aide of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
He originally belonged to Panyala, but was residing in D.I. Khan city for past several years.

The past few days have seen several incidents of assassination'>assassination
in Dera city. Four people including two coppers were killed and one civilian injured in four such incidents in a span of one week this month.

Two police constables were bumped off on August 11 near Kotli Imam Hussain Imambargah
...since Pakistain is very religiously correct, Shia Moslems can't call their houses of worship 'mosques,' which are reserved for Sunnis. It's not clear if imambargahs are used for explosives storage like mosques are...
. Two days later, a government servant was rubbed out at his doorstep in Maryali area. A milk-seller was critically injured due to firing in Eidgah on August 17.

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Major Pak plot of funding terror, separatism exposed
[Daily Excelsior] The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has come across a major terror financing racket that originated from Pakistain and some Gulf countries, which was used to provide huge cash to separatists and murderous Moslems through a new kind of modus operandi in which few prominent businessmen and tour and travel operators of Kashmire were involved.

Official sources told the Excelsior that funds running into several crores
...crore means 10 million...
had reached the separatists and gunnies through the tricks used by Pakistain army, commanders of murderous Moslem groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
Continued on Page 49
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager over alleged stabbing
[Iran Press TV] Israeli forces have shot and fatally maimed a Paleostinian teenager in the northern part of the occupied West Bank over an alleged stabbing attack, police and medics say.

Israeli police alleged in a statement that the 17-year-old, whose identity was not disclosed, approached a group of border guards at Israel's Zaatara military checkpoint, located at Tapuah Junction, south of the city of Nablus, on Saturday and made an "apparent stabbing attempt" against one of the soldiers.

It added that another guard shot up him and critically injured the Paleostinian teen, who succumbed to his wounds shortly afterwards. According to the statement, he was from the West Bank city of Tul Karem.

Israeli medics initially announced that one of the guards also sustained light stabbing injuries but later said it appeared that the 21-year-old trooper had been maimed by shrapnel from the shots fired. Israel's public radio also said the border guard was the victim of "friendly fire."

On July 14, three Paleostinians opened fire on Israeli forces at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, killing two of them before being rubbed out.

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Southeast Asia
Six dead as Philippine militants battle pro-IS splinter group
[Dhaka Tribune] The Philippines’ largest Moslem krazed killer group has launched a deadly offensive against a splinter faction that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, police said Saturday.

The fighting between the two groups began about two weeks ago in the marshy farmlands around the southern town of Datu Salibo on Mindanao island, regional police spokeswoman Tara Leah Cuyco said.

Clashes between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and its offshoot, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
...a MILF splinter group aligned with the Islamic State...
(BIFF), took place on Friday and Saturday, with six fighters from the original group killed.

"The MILF is trying to force the BIFF out of the area. They do not want any trouble," Chief Inspector Cuyco told AFP.

A MILF guerrilla leader told a video journalist working for AFP on Saturday: "We do not want them here. It’s an order from the higher-ups."

The MILF, which has more than 10,000 fighters, has waged a decades-long guerrilla war, first for independence and later autonomy for the large Islamic minority in the south of the largely Catholic Asian nation.

It signed a peace treaty with the Philippine government in 2014 and is observing a ceasefire with the Philippine government while waiting for the passage of a proposed law that would grant self-rule to the Moslem areas of the Mindanao region.

Senior MILF leaders have warned President Rodrigo Duterte to deliver on government commitments under the peace accord, chiefly the autonomy law, or risk frustrating MILF members and causing them to defect to the BIFF and other pro-IS groups.

The BIFF, said by the military to have a few hundred armed fighters, has been among several small gangs in Mindanao that have pledged alliance to the IS.

The fighting comes as the military fought a near three-month battle in Marawi, a Moslem city 100 kilometres (62 miles) to the north.

The fighting in Marawi is being led by two other Moslem rebel factions, the Maute group and the Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
The Marawi battle has left 573 bully boyz and 128 soldiers and police dead, along with at least 45 civilians, according to an official tally.

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Car bomb kills two in Syrian city of Latakia
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Activists say a boom-mobile has killed two people in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Horror of Homs...
’s government.

The pro-government Latakia News Network Facebook page says the boom-mobile exploded at a checkpoint Saturday. The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the attack.

The government has sought to present the country as slowly returning to normality after six years of war. It held a premier trade fair in the capital, Damascus, last week for the first time since 2011.

But fighting is still underway in several parts of the country, and the attack in Latakia, which has been firmly under government control throughout the conflict, highlighted the lingering instability.
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Lebanese army, Hezbollah launch separate military assaults against ISIS
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Lebanese army launched an offensive against an ISIS enclave on the northeast border with Syria, a Lebanese security source said on Saturday, as Hezbollah and the Syrian army announced an assault from the Syrian side of the border.

The Lebanese army was targeting ISIS positions near the town of Ras Baalbek with rockets, artillery and helicopters, the source said. The area is the last part of the Lebanese-Syrian frontier under murderous Moslem control. "We started advancing at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT)," the Lebanese source said.

The operation by the Syrian army and Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Lebanese group, was targeting ISIS murderous Moslems in the western Qalamoun region of Syria, the Hezbollah-run al-Manar television station reported, an area across the frontier from Ras Baalbek.

Last month, Hezbollah forced Nusra Front murderous Moslems and Syrian rebels to leave nearby border strongholds in a joint operation with the Syrian army.

The Lebanese army, a major recipient of US military aid, did not take part in the July operation, but it has been gearing up to assault the ISIS pocket in the same mountainous region. A military source said around 500 ISIS fighters were holed up in the enclave.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun
...a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hizbullah...
was following the army operation, called "Jroud Dawn". "Jroud" refers to the barren, mountainous border area between Leb and Syria.

Lebanese security sources have previously said the army intends to fight ISIS in Lebanese territory on its own, in response to suggestions Hezbollah or the Syrian army may help it.
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Fierce clashes rock Palestinian camp in Lebanon
[IsraelTimes] Islamist gunnies clash with Paleostinian forces for a third day in Ain al-Hilweh camp

Paleostinian forces on Saturday battled radical Islamist gunnies in Leb’s largest Paleostinian refugee camp near the southern port of Sidon, for the third consecutive day.

The festivities first broke out Thursday when gunnies from the small Islamist Badr group opened fire on a position of a Paleostinian force inside Ain al-Hilweh camp, a Paleostinian source said.

Two people were killed in that fighting.

An AFP news hound said the festivities eased on Friday before intensifying again on Saturday, forcing dozens of families to flee the camp and seek shelter in Sidon mosques.

The sound of fierce gunfire and rocket fire could be heard outside the camp as black smoke billowed over Ain al-Hilweh, said the news hound.

The fighting shook the al-Tiri district a few metres (yards) away from a Lebanese army position.

By longstanding convention, the Lebanese army does not enter Paleostinian refugee camps in Leb, leaving the factions themselves to handle security.

The Islamist group is linked to Bilal Badr, wanted in connection with terrorism, who has refused to surrender, according to a Lebanese security official.

In April, his supporters also clashed intermittently for a week with Paleostinian security forces, in violence that left nine dead and more than 50 maimed.

A joint Paleostinian security force, comprising members of the key Fatah and Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", factions, has for months strived to rein in Badr fighters.

Ain al-Hilweh -- the most densely populated Paleostinian camp in Leb -- is home to some 61,000 Paleostinians, including 6,000 who have fled the war in neighbouring Syria.

Several armed factions including bully boy groups have a foothold in the camp which has been plagued for years by intermittent festivities.
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Pentagon: Captured Islamic State fighters show increasing drug use
[AlMonitor] Encircled on all sides by US-backed Syrian rebels and cut off from municipal services in Raqqa, captured Islamic State (IS) fighters are showing increasing signs of malnutrition and drug use. Among a handful of IS fighters who have surrendered in the Old City, where some 2,500 militants remain, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have found track marks indicating the use of amphetamines.

Leaders of the US-led coalition to defeat IS in Iraq and Syria say the condition of IS fighters shows the increasing desperation of militants to keep themselves awake and in the fight.

“As the central services, as water turns off, it makes it very difficult to sustain oneself,” said Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, in response to a question from Al-Monitor. “This was a relatively new report of some of these fighters using some sort of drugs to keep them alert and keep them going. As far as I know, this is the first time for me seeing and getting reports on the use of track marks or some kind of intravenous way of keeping yourself above order.”

Dillon’s comments come 73 days into the fight in Raqqa, as coalition forces have cleared about 55% of the city. Detainees captured by US-backed forces in Syria are sent to local judiciary councils for trial, but American troops may have a chance to interrogate them before they are sent to confinement if the fighters are found on the front lines.

US officials declined to assess how long IS might be able to hold their increasingly tenuous position in the Old City.

IS fighters have used an extensive network of underground tunnels to stay resupplied, and they have also used improvised explosive devices in the past two days to launch failed counterattacks. As the group is confined to smaller sections of the Old City, the United States is training more local volunteers to hold the city.

On Wednesday, Dillon told reporters at the Pentagon via video link from Baghdad that the Raqqa Internal Security Force, tasked with holding the city once it is liberated, had trained 180 more officers.

Coalition officials say the force will eventually resemble the demographic composition of Raqqa itself, with about 80% Arab fighters and 20% Kurds.

“The SDF continues to pressure the enemy,” Dillon said. “They plan to make those fighting them bleed for every inch.”
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#1  And it's our fault, do you hear? If we just gave them midnight basketball, they'd soon...
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/20/2017 19:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Should be airdropping what appear to be stimulants but are actually LD100 fentanyl tabs. Imagine the HRW paroxysms...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/20/2017 21:18 Comments || Top||

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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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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2017-08-20
  Kenya Says Police Killed Most Wanted Al Shabaab Commander
Sat 2017-08-19
  War crimes suspect Mahmoud Warfali arrested on Hafter’s orders
Fri 2017-08-18
  Finland attack – ‘Several people injured after multiple knifemen rampage through city of Turku' amid reports of shots fired
Thu 2017-08-17
  Breaking: Barcelona Van Attack on Pedestrians.
Wed 2017-08-16
  Tunisia says IS plot to seize territory foiled
Tue 2017-08-15
  Russia foils two ISIS suicide bombers who planned to blow themselves up on the subway in Moscow
Mon 2017-08-14
  At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso
Sun 2017-08-13
  IS executes its Legal Judge in Hawija for attempting to secede
Sat 2017-08-12
  30 Taliban insurgents killed as suicide vests explodes in Farah gathering
Fri 2017-08-11
  Theft and kidnapping ravages north Aleppo as Erdogan’s Syrian caliphate experiment fails
Thu 2017-08-10
  Gang convicted of sex offences against vulnerable girls in England
Wed 2017-08-09
  Police hunt BMW driver who mowed down six French soldiers in Paris
Tue 2017-08-08
  Kurdish authorities arrest 1700 Islamic State militants among displaced civilians
Mon 2017-08-07
  Taliban kill 30 villagers in Afghanistan's Sari Pul province
Sun 2017-08-06
  Governor of Galgaduud region shot dead in Somali capital

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