[SaharaReporters] Terrorists carrying out banditry activities have again attacked Okeluse Community in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, killing two people.
The forces of Evil were said to have shot at the victims: an owner of a petrol station in the community and his attendant.
According to Punch, the button men stormed the community at about 6pm and opened fire on the dear departed.
Another resident of the community, on condition of anonymity, described the killers as Fulani ... a peculiarly brutal tribe of Moslem herdsmen infesting Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and probably other places that are light on law and order and heavy on tribal identity... herdsmen who had allegedly been terrorising the local government.
The attack was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Funmilayo Odunlami adding that she would release the details later as soon as she had them.
SaharaReporters had earlier on Sunday reported how residents of Ondo State in the Housing Estate Igba, Ondo town also endured the activities of herders who wreaked havoc on their land for four years.
This incessant activity has often times led to pockets of festivities between residents of the estate and the herders as well.
It had been reported that the herdsmen and estate residents had clashed multiple times in the past, the result being several meetings of residents with representatives of the herdsmen. But those meetings never worked.
American troops at al-Dhafra Air Base in the capital took shelter in bunkers during the attack and fired back with their own Patriot missiles.
Videos on social media showed the sky over Abu Dhabi light up before dawn Monday, with what appeared to be interceptor missiles racing into the clouds to target the incoming fire.
Two explosions later thundered through the city. The videos corresponded to known features of Abu Dhabi.
The state-run WAM news agency said that missile fragments fell harmlessly over Abu Dhabi.
Navy Capt. Bill Urban, spokesperson for US Central Command, in a statement, acknowledged the assistance of American Patriot missile batteries prevented the Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... missiles from striking targets in Abu Dhabi.
Videos on social media suggested outgoing interceptor fire came from the base.
``The combined efforts successfully prevented both missiles from impacting the base,'' Urban said.
Houthi military front man Yehia Sarei claimed the attack in a televised statement, saying the rebels targeted several sites in the UAE with both Zulfiqar ballistic missiles and drones, including al-Dhafra Air Base. He warned the UAE would continue to be a target ``as long as attacks on the Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... i people continue.''
``We warn foreign companies and investors to leave the Emirates!'' Sarei shouted from a podium. ``This has become an unsafe country!''
At al-Dhafra, which hosts both American and British forces, US troops took shelter in bunkers during the attack, the US Air Force's Mideast command said. al-Dhafra is home to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and has seen armed drones and F-35 stealth fighters stationed there.
The US Embassy in Abu Dhabi later issued a security alert to Americans living in the UAE, warning citizens to ``maintain a high level of security awareness.'' The alert included instructions on how to cope with missile attacks, something unheard of previously in the UAE, a tourist destination home to skyscraper-studded Dubai and its long-haul carrier Emirates.
The Emirati Defense Ministry later tweeted out a black-and-white video that it said showed an F-16 striking the ballistic missile launcher used in the Abu Dhabi attack. The Defense Ministry identified the site as being near al-Jawaf, a Yemeni province around 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southwest of Abu Dhabi.
The state-linked newspaper The National in Abu Dhabi identified the F-16 as Emirati, raising the question of how directly involved the UAE now is in the fighting after withdrawing most of its ground forces in 2019. The Emiratis continue to back militias on the ground, including the Giants Brigade, which has made advances against the Houthis in recent weeks.
The Zulfiqar ballistic missile, believed to have a range of 1,500 kilometers (930 miles), is modeled after the Iranian Qiam missile, according to a report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Iran ...Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979... denies directly arming the Houthis, though United Nations ...boodling on the grand scale... experts, Western nations and analysts have linked weapons in the rebels' arsenal back to Tehran.
The attack came a week after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed an attack on the Emirati capital targeting the airport and an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighborhood with drones and cruise missiles. That attack on the fuel depot killed three people and maimed six others.
New, high-resolution satellite photographs obtained by The News Agency that Dare Not be Named from Planet Labs PBC showed repair work still ongoing at the fuel depot Saturday. Emirati officials have not released images of the attacked sites, nor allowed journalists to see them.
[Yahoo] Police said on Tuesday they were investigating the death of a man who was reportedly killed when an explosive vest he was wearing detonated while he was driving his car in a suburban street in the Australian city of Melbourne.
The vest was understood to have been triggered by the car hitting a speed bump on Young Road in the suburb of Hallam on Saturday morning, Seven News reported.
Security camera video showed the flash of the explosion rise about the car's roof and from the driver’s side window. A speed bump wasn't apparent in the video. but the radio was playing "Highway to Hell"
The car continued to travel a few hundred meters before it hit a parked vehicle near the corner of Young Road and Homewood Boulevard.
Emergency services were called to reports of a minor vehicle collision at the intersection at 11:40 a.m. local time, a police statement said.
A 43-year-old man from the suburb of Dandenong was found dead inside his car, which also contained “explosive items,” police said. Police have not released his name.
“Bomb Response Unit members attended due to explosive items located inside the vehicle and it took a considerable amount of time for the Bomb Response Unit to render these items safe,” police said.
“The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation by the Arson and Explosives Squad and it is not being treated as suspicious,” police said. The term “not suspicious” means police do not consider the man was a victim of a crime.
Police did not say where the man was heading. He had visited the home of his ex-partner immediately before his death, Seven reported.
Witness Ben Augel estimated 15 police cars responded, closing streets as bomb and arson experts worked.
Neighbors said police spent almost 24 hours at the scene, Seven reported.
“I just heard a big, loud bang at 11 a.m. and looked out the window of my house and saw a car had gone through the roundabout and hadn’t braked or anything like that and crashed,” Augel told Seven.
Seven described the driver as a former soldier and a father.
A spray painted tribute on a brick wall near the scene of the tragedy said: ”Dad my soldier 4 ever” with a love heart.
[Shafaq News] On Monday evening, the Iraqi aviation struck ISIS locations and hideouts north of Baghdad.
A security source told Shafaq News Agency, "The Iraqi Army aircrafts carried out two Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s in al- Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad targeting two sites of ISIS hard boys."
He did not give further details.
Earlier today, The Iraqi Army bombed sites of ISIS groups in the north of the Iraqi capital.
A source told Shafaq News Agency that the Iraqi Army targeted the murderous Moslem group's headquarters embedded inside the orchards of al-Tarmiyah.
In a statement, the Security Media Cell reported that the consecutive airstrikes had killed six members of a terrorist cell in the al-Ukaili orchard in the al-Tabi area within the al-Tarmiyah.
Al-Tarmiyah, 50 kilometers to the north of Baghdad, remains a stronghold of the toppled Caliphate state.
Sleeper cells sheltering inside the Sunni-majority district continue to wage attacks against civilians and security forces even though the Iraqi Army and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces-PMF) launched a large-scale military operation to trace and pursue the remnants of the terrorist organization in July 2021.
[AnNahar] Three Iraqi soldiers were killed Monday morning in kaboom targeting their patrol on a road in Kirkuk city, north of the capital Baghdad, a military source said.
A fourth soldier was injured in the same attack, which was not immediately claimed.
It follows an attack on an army base on Friday in which 11 soldiers were killed in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, that was later claimed by the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
[Rudaw] A number of Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) members were killed in an operation carried out by the Iraqi air force against the terror group in the north of the country, a military official said on Monday.
F-16 jets launched four Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s eastern Makhoul Mount in Salahaddin, killing four ISIS members, Iraq's top military spokesperson Yehia Rasool said in a tweet.
The operation against the terror group come two days after an airstrike killed three ISIS members, including two leaders in the south of Hatra city in Iraq.
[ZeroHedge] At least 120 people have been killed in clashes between ISIS and the US-backed Kurdish SDF in northeast Syria, Al Jazeera reported Sunday.
The clashes are still ongoing and were touched off Thursday night by an ISIS attack on a prison in Hasakeh, Syria. The SDF initially said they thwarted the prison break but later said some inmates took over parts of the prison.
The ISIS prison break in Syria is turning into an insurgency. They appear to control a portion of the prison and nearby streets. SDF is battling to take back control. Civilians are fleeing. This is how it started in 2013-14 pic.twitter.com/B1ypPf7keK
[Rudaw] The corpse count since last week’s operation has exceeded 150, including seven civilians as reported by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor which claimed on Monday that 102 ISIS fighters had been killed alongside 45 prison guards, Asayish, and counter-terrorism forces.
The US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday claimed higher figures. Citing the confessions of those re-arrested to claim that "more than 200 suicide terrorists" were involved in the attack, it reported the deaths of over 175 terrorists.
The head of the SDF's media office Farhad Shami said on Monday that operations were underway as planned, and over 300 "terrorist mutineers" who took part in the prison riot have surrendered to the force.
In a separate statement on Monday, the force reported that another fighter was killed in the day’s clash, bringing their total figure of SDF members killed in the response to the attack on the prison, also known as al-Sina’a, to 28. Operations are continuing to comb Ghweran neighbourhood in the pursuit of terrorist cells.
The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria (Rojava) has imposed a week-long curfew in Hasaka, starting on Monday, as their forces continue their attempt to quash a riot now into its fifth day inside a detention facility housing hundreds of hardcore Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) bad boys, as well as children claimed to be affiliated with the group. The curfew comes as a new video emerges from inside the detention facility, published on ISIS’ Telegram channel, showing dozens of armed ISIS fighters within the prison pledging to fight to the end.
According to a statement issued on Sunday by the SDF General Command regarding the attack on al-Sina’a prison, while the prison "is under our forces’ control," the statement said, the SDF are continuing operations in the surrounding area due to the existence of "two or three terrorist cells" within the Ghweran neighborhood. "Our forces are working to impose their control inside the prison as well," it added.
The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria announced on Sunday that they have imposed a total ban on movement within the Hasaka province following the attack on the prison in the city. The authorities said that the ban did not impact municipality services, bakeries, fuel stations and health centers. Kurdish authorities have also tightened security in other areas, including in the city of Qamishli, to counter any possible attempt by ISIS to cause instability in the area.
Letta Tayler of Human Rights Watch (HRW) shared in a series of tweets on Sunday that the organization had received an audio message from a terrified child inside the al-Sina’a prison, who said the building - and those in it - were "getting hit from every side".
"There’s a lot of people dead, a lot of people injured... please help," the child pleaded.
Desperate requests from these children come as a new video, dated Sunday, depicts what appear to be adult murderous Moslems inside the prison preparing to fight to the end. A man stands in the middle of a packed room as he uses religious language, spoken in Arabic, to encourage those around him to pledge to fight to the end. When he calls on the men, they hold out their hands and chant in unison, "We pledge to die." In the next scene, men are seen breaking down a wall, as they exit the room through the gap. Most are wearing orange bandanas.
ISIS has released a number of videos from inside the prison, including one that showed around two dozen men - mostly Arabs - detained inside the facility. Kurdish authorities have said that those shown were cooks working in the prison kitchen. There appears to have been a backlash against the jihadists amongst the Sunni Arab tribes from the Hasaka and Deir ez-Zor governorates, where many of the men detained come from.
ISIS operatives and supporters said on Monday that the battle inside the prison is intensifying. One member posted a photo on social media saying that the lions of Baghouz will free their brethren in prison.
Baghouz is a reference to the final battle between the Kurdish-led SDF and ISIS in early 2019, where the jihadists were defeated. Most were either killed or captured; some of those detained were taken to al-Sina’a prison where the fighting continues.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they raided part of a prison seized by ISIS fighters in northeastern #Syria and forced at least 300 of the militants to surrender.https://t.co/opwfAV6PD2
[IsraelTimes] Syria and Russia hold joint military jet patrols of the airspace along Syria’s borders, according to a Russian Defense Ministry statement reported by Interfax and picked up by Rooters.
According to the report, Russia’s Defense Ministry says such joint patrols are expected to be a regular occurrence moving forward.
The news comes amid tensions along the Russia-Ukraine border as Western powers scramble to counter an implied threat by Russian President Vladimir Putin ...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances... to invade the neighboring country.
Putin is considered one of few allies of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Leveler of Latakia... , and Russia is seen as using its presence in the war-torn country to gain a foothold in the Middle East.
Israel’s close relations with Russia and Putin are often seen as linked to its close military coordination in Syria, in particular when the IDF carries out purported strikes on sites within Syria.
Russia joined Syria’s 10-year conflict in September 2015, when the Syrian military appeared close to collapse, and has since helped in tipping the balance of power in favor of Assad, whose forces now control much of the country. Hundreds of Russian troops are deployed across Syria and they also have a military air base along Syria’s Mediterranean coast.
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