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Convicted ISIS supporter tells Chicago judge he's 'just a normal guy'
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Border Stories: New Mexico police officer shot in the head during routine stop in February, new video shows
[FoxNews] A New Mexico police officer was tragically shot and killed during a traffic stop that set off a 40-mile chase earlier this year, ending with the suspect also dying in a shootout with police.

Officer Darian Jarrott initiated the February traffic stop on Omar Felix Cueva, who police say was on his way to Las Cruces for a drug deal.

Police said Cueva had a "violent criminal history," including drug charges involving cocaine and meth.

When Officer Jarrott, who was speaking to Cueva through the passenger window, asked him to step out of the vehicle, Cueva got out of the pickup truck with an AR-15-style rifle and fired a shot at Jarrott.

Jarrott fell to the ground, at which point Cueva fired several more shots at him, including one at point-blank range to the back of the head.

Less than a minute after Cueva fled the scene, a Homeland Security Investigations agent arrived on the scene and notified dispatch that Jarrott was down.

A 40-mile chase ensued as officers from New Mexico State Police, the Cruces Police Department, the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Border Patrol pursued Cueva, exchanging gunfire along the way.

Law enforcement eventually stopped Cueva by blowing out his tires with tire deflation devices.

Before Cueva's pickup truck even came to a stop, bystander video shows him exit his vehicle with a pistol and open fire on officers, who returned fire and killed Cueva.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/11/2021 10:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


#2  The chief said Cueva was a man with a 'violent criminal history that included drug trafficking and other felonies.'

So he got his gun illegally. Those 'gun control' thingies only disarm the law abiding leaving you at the mercy of these criminals. File this under - professional courtesy of crooks (in and out of government).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/11/2021 13:55 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Chicago-area shootings on expressways prompt Illinois State Police to spend $12.5M on cameras
[FoxNews] Expressways in Cook County, which includes Chicago, have seen 60 shootings so far this year, after 128 shootings in 2020 and 52 in 2019.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/11/2021 09:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I seem to remember a short story from Harlan Ellison's 1967 Dangerous Visions anthology about this.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/11/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Those cameras will be prime shooting targets...
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/11/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Their aim skilz seem lacking...
Posted by: Frank G || 04/11/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  This must be what Sec of Transpiration Buttigieg meant when he said infrastructure is racist? Fewer opportunities for violence prone minorities to extract social justice on our highways is oppression.
Posted by: Zebulon Jugum1954 || 04/11/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  That will be great comfort for the victim's family, knowing that 30 seconds of video will be suppressed.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/11/2021 18:33 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghanistan: 107 People Killed in Violent Incidents in A Week
[ToloNews] Last week was one of the deadliest weeks in the past three months as 107 people were killed and 110 more were maimed in various security incidents, most of which were attacks on security outposts, in various parts of the country, according to data collected by TOLOnews.

Of those killed from April 3 to April 9, 79 were security force members and 28 were civilians, according to the data collected from official sources.

Of those maimed, 49 are members of the Afghan forces and 57 are civilians, the data shows.

In latest incidents of the week, the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attacked security forces outposts in Balkhab and Sozma Qala districts in the northern province of Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
province. At least 11 security force members were killed in the attacks in the last three days, a provincial council member said.

"We urge Sar-e-Pul residents not to worry about anything; their security forces are ready to defend any hostile move against the country," Sar-e-Pul governor Qurban Murad Murad, the governor of Sar-e-Pul.

The rise in violence comes as the Afghan parties are preparing to attend the upcoming conference in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
that is expected to expedite the peace efforts and help in ending the violence in the country.

Afghan authorities blame the Taliban for having no will for ceasefire or for engaging in "meaningful" negotiations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under:


NDS detains key ‘Daeshi Taliban’ leader in Kabul: First VP’s Office
What on earth is a Daeshi Taliban? I don’t recall ever hearing of such a thing.
[KhaamaPress] First Vice President’s office on Saturday reported, that Ghulam Naser, known as al-Khorasani one of the key "ISISi Taliban
...Arabic for students...
" leaders was captured in Kabul city.

Al-Khorasani played a key role in dozens of "terrorist" and sabotage attacks including heinous acts of murder, kidnappings, and rape.

First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh’s office stated, al-Khorasani along with his involvement in the other crimes and terrorist activities had kidnapped a 14-year-old teenage boy from the western parts of Kabul, the teenager was beaten, sexually harassed, molested, and raped before being killed.

The statement indicated that the suspect after committing the above crimes hid for a while and was secretly roaming Kabul until he was captured by the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) members in PD8 of the capital.

On the other hand, Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban front man denied the capture of any Taliban leader in Kabul.

He said "no one from the Islamic Emirates has been arrested in Kabul".

He added that the individual linked to Islamic Emirates does not belong to the group.

Mujahid added that the intelligence of Kabul administration has joint aims and operations with ISIS (IS-K).

Taliban front man claimed that the liquidations of holy mans, Shiites, and murder of influential and public figures are joint activities of the government and the IS-K ISIS Khorasan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Two explosions in Somalia kill five as country faces election crisis
"Somalia faces ______ crisis". Evergreen headline, just fill in the crisis
[Garowe] A jacket wallah detonated his explosives outside a cafe in Somalia’s city of Baidoa on Saturday, killing at least four people and wounding more than six others, police said.

The bomber was targeting the Bay region governor, Ali Wardhere, who was outside the Suez Cafeteria, officials reported. The governor escaped the earth-shattering kaboom unharmed, according to the official government news agency, SONNA, which reported that at least two of his bodyguards, who were also coppers, were among the maimed.

"The explosion which was heard all around the town of Baidoa has terrorized the people and had created a momentary confusion," said Amin Maddey, who witnessed the earth-shattering kaboom and spoke to The News Agency that Dare Not be Named by telephone.

The al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab
...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
has claimed the responsibility through a report they published on their website and radio Andalus which advocates for their bully boy campaigns.

"The target was a convoy accompanying Mr. Ali Wardhere, the governor of Bay region, which was hit hard," the al-Shabaab statement said, "three of Ali Wardhere’s bodyguards have died in the attack, and the target which was Ali Wardhere himself got maimed," added the statement.

The police have cordoned off the area for investigation as many bystanders gathered around to check whether their family members or friends are among the victims.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
another explosion went off in the Huriwa district of Mogadishu Saturday, killing one government soldier and wounding a bystander, police said.

It is not known whether the two explosions in Baidoa and Mogadishu are related. No one has yet grabbed credit for the bombing in Mogadishu.

The people of Somalia are seeing major security lapses as leaders remain in deadlock over the political situation after elections were delayed earlier this year.

"The meeting between the federal government and the federal member states has ended in total failure," said the Minister of Information, Osman Abokor Dubbe, who blamed the two leaders of Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
and Jubbaland for that failure.

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
both leaders of Puntland and Jubbaland have denied reports of a failed meeting.

There have been fears that the al-Qaeda-linked group would be emboldened by Somalia’s current political crisis as President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed is under pressure to step aside.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Turkey Sent Another 380 Syrian Mercenaries to Libya
[LIBYAREVIEW] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
sent a new batch of some 380 Syrian mercenaries to Libya on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. It added that the group was transported to Libya via Turkey.

On 3 April, SOHR sources reported that the return of the Ottoman Turkish-backed Syrian "mercenaries" from Libya had been suspended. On 29 March SOHR sources reported that the destination of the batches which left Libya on 25 March remained unknown.

The Observatory reported that there is an ongoing concern that the withdrawal of these fighters was only a Ottoman Turkish manoeuvre to appease the media. This is due to there being more than 6,630 mercenaries in Libya, from an all-time high of 18,000 at the height of the war last year.
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Africa Subsaharan
No Negotiations With Students' Kidnappers Warns Nigerian State
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Authorities in Kaduna State have warned that they will prosecute anyone who negotiates with the kidnappers of 39 missing students, as parents called for their rescue.
An understandable position when the bandits share their proceeds with Boko Haram, as we’ve been told by the highest authority that they do.
The students were taken from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna in March 2021.

Parents have appealed to the national government to negotiate for their release, but it has refused to do so.

Meanwhile,
...back at the hanging, Butch continued with his last words, trying not to repeat himself too often......
the Kaduna State government has announced that five of the students have been rescued by security operatives and are now receiving treatment at a military health facility.

Kidnapping has become rampant in many parts of Nigeria. The northern part of the country has increasingly become a hub for large criminal gangs who raid villages, killing and taking residents hostage, after looting and torching homes.

Between December 2020 and March 2021, there were at least five student-related kidnappings in the northern region.
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Saudi Defense Ministry: 3 Soldiers Executed for High Treason
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] The Saudi Defense Ministry announced on Saturday the execution of three soldiers for high treason.

In a statement, it said they were accused of cooperating with the enemy against the Kingdom’s military interests.

It said that the three had been sentenced to death by a specialist court after a fair trial.

The Ministry reiterated its faith in the military establishment in defending the Kingdom.
Al Ahram adds:
The ministry did not name the alleged "enemy" but the executions were carried out in the southern province bordering Yemen where Saudi Arabia has been at war for more than six years against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement.
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  More likely, they snuck in to the Prince's harem.
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/11/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||


31 Houthis Killed in 24 Hours in Yemen’s Marib
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

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...
s have been trying to seize oil-rich northern province of Marib since February.

"The Houthis have managed to seize a bit of territory" in the latest fighting northwest of the city, a pro-government military source said, adding that they did not threaten the city of Marib itself.

The same source said 22 government soldiers including five officers had been killed, along with 31 murderous Moslems.

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian forces thwart HTS terrorist plot in Crimea
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Federal Security Service
... the successor to the KGB...
announced the arrest of two supporters of the jihadist group, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
, organization, who were planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the Crimea region.

The authority confirmed in a statement issued on Friday that the detainees (two Russian citizens, born in 1992 and 1999) were planning to carry out an armed attack, using improvised bombs, on an educational institution in the capital of the Crimean Republic, the city of Simferopol.

The commission indicated that the bully boys, after carrying out the attack, were planning to go through Ukraine and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
to Syria to join the ranks of the bully boys.

The authority pointed out that security personnel found, in the detainees’ residence, kabooms and components for the manufacture of bombs with shrapnel, in addition to instructions and written and audio messages exchanged between the detainees and representatives of terrorists.

A criminal case has been filed on charges of manufacturing explosive bombs, terrorist propaganda and supporting terrorism, and the prosecution is also studying the possibility of charging the detainees with planning a terrorist attack.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
, was established in Syria in 2017; it currently controls large parts of Idlib Governorate in the northwestern part of the country.
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  HTS, Nusra, Daesh.... I'm tired of these nom de guerre du jour affectations. Let's just call them all by a single descriptive. I suggest AP (not the "news" outfit, though it does resonate, doesn't it?) AP for Amantes Porcorum.
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/11/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Well, you can't use "cousins" - that's ours.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/11/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Amantes Porcorum

Pig lovers?
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 17:50 Comments || Top||

#4  There's another noun that's closer to the mark.... but with you in mind, I chose a less...um...descriptive word.
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/11/2021 18:43 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Antifa gathered in a preannounced riot to vandalize the Rapid Response business in Portland
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  You can be certain that in the last days there will be some very hard times. People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud, stuck-up, rude, and disobedient to their parents. They will also be ungrateful, godless, heartless, and hateful. Their words will be cruel, and they will have no self-control or pity. These people will hate everything good. They will be sneaky, reckless, and puffed up with pride. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure. Even though they will make a show of being religious, their religion won't be real. Don't have anything to do with such people.
Some men fool whole families, just to get power over those women who are slaves of sin and are controlled by all sorts of desires. These women always want to learn something new, but they never can discover the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, these people are enemies of the truth. Their minds are sick, and their faith isn't real. But they won't get very far with their foolishness. Soon everyone will know the truth about them, just as Jannes and Jambres were found out.
Posted by: Glusosing Wheregum9434 || 04/11/2021 1:53 Comments || Top||

#2 
Given this continues weekend after weekend with Advance Warning. An the ANTI-FArt/BLOM leadership has not been arrested by either the Local, State and Federal gov.

QUESTION:
Is the greater plan a Cuba style take over of the Northern West Coast and declare its independence?
With China/Canada/Russia to recognize its independence and offered protection?


SIDE NOTE:
Since between #1 China & #2 Japan they own about $3 Trillion of the U.S. debt.

I wonder if there are any plans to sell off or return US WWII Pacific acquired holdings to wipe the slate clean?
.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/11/2021 5:21 Comments || Top||

#3  like guam and okinawa? or Hawaii
Posted by: 746 || 04/11/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Planned or otherwise the result is to turn the US into another Brazil, with elements of Venezuela: an unstable, violent, massively corrupt oligarchy with a small and harried middle class sandwiched between a huge underclass and a tyrannical political-economic elite that controls over 95% of the nation's wealth
Posted by: Pearl Lover of the Welsh8583 || 04/11/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||


28-count indictment against an Indiana BLM leader for the attempted murder of police using IEDs
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  He's out on bail already, right? Or was he released on his own recognizance?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/11/2021 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2  When has the DA scheduled the parade?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/11/2021 1:19 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Convicted ISIS supporter tells Chicago judge he's 'just a normal guy'
The Chicago Sun Times has a photo of the two miscreants taken in happier times.
[ABC7Chicago] A north suburban man who was once pictured holding the ISIS flag at a popular state park, and who fantasized about seeing the terrorist flag on display at the White House, was sentenced Friday to 13 1/2 years in federal prison for terrorism-related offenses.

Edward "Abdul Wali" Schimenti, 39, from the lakeshore community of Zion north of Chicago, had been convicted in June of 2019 for conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization and for lying to the FBI. Schimenti's co-defendant in the terrorism case, Joseph D. Jones, 38, was sentenced last month to 12 years in prison. Federal prosecutors had asked that Schimenti receive a longer sentence than co-defendant Jones.
...Joseph D. Jones, also known as Yusuf Abdulhaqq, is a loving family man, former army brat, and convert. Edward Schimenti was banned by the local Black Lives Matter group for being too radical...
As ABC7's I-Team first reported five years ago, both men had a jihadist scheme to attack Great Lakes Naval Base , the Navy's sole basic training facility. They also expressed an interest in throwing people off the roof of the (former) Sears Tower skyscraper in Chicago. The violent mostly peaceful scenarios were not serious threats, according to Schimenti's attorney on Friday but were merely stated for "shock value."

"I'm not a terrorist," Schimenti told U.S. District Judge Andrea R. Wood during Friday's sentencing hearing.

"I'm a big softie; a big teddy bear," he said prior to the lengthy sentence being imposed by Judge Wood. Schimenti and his co-defendant both maintained that they had been entrapped by several government informants, an argument that the jury didn't believe.

During his courtroom statement delivered on Friday, Schimenti said only that he had "some off-color ideas" and that he "could've made better decisions." Schimenti admitted having lied to federal agents after he was arrested in 2017 but told Judge Wood that "I don't support terrorism."

In a conversation secretly recorded by the FBI, Schimenti allegedly stated he was considering attacking the Naval graduation that takes place on "Buckley." The Great Lakes Naval Base, where every U.S. Navy recruit is trained, is located on Buckley Street in North Chicago.

Among the ISIS fantasies that federal prosecutors say Schimenti shared with an informant: gay people would be thrown off of Chicago's tallest building, the Willis Tower.

Investigators have said that Jones and Schimenti believed all three undercover federal agents were ISIS backers. Prosecutors have said Jones and Schimenti are both U.S. citizens who pledged their allegiance to ISIS and advocated frequently on social media for violent mostly peaceful extremism.

"Drench that land with they, they blood," Schimenti is alleged to have said of the U.S. on one occasion.

Schimenti was sentenced to 13 1/2 years on the conspiracy count and a year and a half for the false statement conviction. While the sentences total 15 years, the terms will be served concurrently which means he will face a total of 13 1/2 years behind bars, of which most federal prisoners serve 80%.

In addition to the total 15 year prison sentence, Schimenti will face five years of probation when he is released.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  ,,,and the judge believed him.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/11/2021 0:37 Comments || Top||

#2  "I'm a big softie; a big teddy bear"

Can it be... Mr Softee!?!?! August Darnell aka Kid Creole, is that you?

Or is it the Stool Pigeon??
Posted by: Glosh Spuger3804 || 04/11/2021 1:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Yo! Yer honor, you can take-a my Burger King
You can take-a my ring-ding
You can take-a my 'talian ice
You can take-a my choc-o-late mousse
BUT...
Don't
Don't
DON'T TAKE-A MAH COCONUTS!!
Posted by: Varmint Lumumba6804 || 04/11/2021 1:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Yo Softie! Get in the Lifeboat!
"Don't linger in the doorway like Veronica Lake,
You shoulda left the wig at home!"
Posted by: Fester Phuger2529 || 04/11/2021 1:55 Comments || Top||

#5  A softee!
Posted by: Lumpy Guelph4716 || 04/11/2021 23:22 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
J&K: 5 terrorists gunned down, 31 toes up thus far in 2021 plus 138 tied up
[OneIndia] Five gunnies have been bumped off in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
In Tral, two gunnies were bumped off, while in Shopian, three were rubbed out.

The encounter in Shopian is still underway and two gunnies are hiding inside a Mosque.

It is suspected that the chief of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (JeM)
...Al Qaeda’s organization in the Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. Abdul Hameed Lelhari (a.k.a. Haroon Abbas) was promoted to Number 1 in 2019, after the Indians killed his predecessor, then was replaced in turn at the end of that year by Imtiaz Ahmad Shah due to the efficiency of India’s lion [of Islam] hunters, according to Dron66046...
is among the two gunnies hiding inside the Mosque.

His identity has not been revealed as yet.

7 in a day: Number of terrorists gunned down in valley in 2021 stands at 31

[OneIndia] The chief of the al-Qaeda affiliated terror outfit Ansar Gazwat ul Hind were among the 7 hard boyz killed in two separate encounters in Kashmir on Friday.

Five bad boyz were potted in an overnight encounter at a Mosque in Shopian, the police said. The AGH chief Imtiyaz Shah was killed in another encounter along with another terrorist in an orchard in Tral.

With these two encounters, the number of hard boyz killed in Jammu and Kashmir in 2021 stands at 31 of which 28 were from the the South Kashmir region. Data shows that 138 hard boyz have been arrested in 2021.

Out of the five killed in Shopian, two were from the Hizbul Mujahideen
...Party of Holy Warriors, founded by Muhammad Ahsan Dar in September 1989. One of the Pak sock puppets waging jihad in Indian Kashmir. It was originally organized as the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1990, Dar declared Hizbul as the sword arm of Jamaat. Hizbul murdered many of the pro-independence intelligentsia in Kashmir. After the organization was taken over by Syed Salahuddin Dar and several other ex-Hizb leaders were assassinated between 2001 and 2003...
, two from the AGH and belonged to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. We had sent the terrorist's brother urging him to surrender after sending the Imam of the Mosque where they were hiding. In the morning, we sent his parents, but he still refused to surrender, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone), Vijay Kumar told news hounds.

After his refusal to surrender, the forces resorted to tear smoke shelling inside the Mosque and fired through the window trying not to damage the Mosque. Three civilians and at least four security personnel were maimed, Kumar said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Jaish-e-Mohammad

#1  Lelhari was the chief only until winter of 2019, TW, when he too went to Allan, courtesy of a 40mm grenade. His successor was an Imtiaz Ahmad Shah. The job is now again open to losers wishing to apply.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/11/2021 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Update added to the article with my thanks, Dron — this way it will be searchable later. No doubt Personnel will be reaching down into the ranks of their junior executives for the next one, at the rate you lot are cleaning out the executive suite. They’ve each only just had time to figure out where the executive washroom is located before they found themselves facing the Throne of Judgement.

I took a moment to check something while working up the follow up article to this one — Number 1 Shah will be officially dead in a few minutes. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 1:09 Comments || Top||


ABT terrorist from Bangladesh who tried to establish multiple modules gets 7 year jail term
[OneIndia] A terrorist of the Ansraullah Bangla Team, Rizual Islam has been sentenced to 7 years rigorous imprisonment.

The case was originally registered by the STF, Kolkata in 2017 following the arrest of 5 members of the ABT, which is proscribed organization.

While four of the members arrested were nationals of Bangladesh, one was Indian.

ABT terrorist from Bangladesh who tried to establish multiple modules gets 7 year jail term Representational Image A year later, the NIA took over the probe into the case, following which a chargesheet was filed against five accused.

Earlier two accused in the case were convicted and sentenced by the Special NIA court, Kolkata.

During the probe, the NIA learnt that the Bangladeshi nationals had entered India in 2016 to commit acts of terror.

The accused had travelled to Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai under the guise of labourers.

They tried to procure chemicals from a shop in Patna and were planning on establishing hide-outs in Ranchi.

They also were trying to procure arms and ammunition in Kolkata.

Several incriminating materials like map of Sealdah Railway Station, Howrah Bridge, literature on explosives and bomb-making, fake Aadhaar Card, fake PAN Card were seized from the possession of the accused in the case.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team (AQIS)


Iraq
Iraqi PM confirms death of high-ranking ISIS commander in special operation
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iraqi Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kazemi, said this week that the Iraqi security forces had killed the second most senior person in 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....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) terrorist organization.

According to a statement issued by his office and published by the Iraqi News Agency, the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Mustafa al-Kazemi, confirmed that the security forces had killed the second highest ranking commander in the terrorist organization, pointing out that the mission of the International Coalition Forces had turned into advisory training.

Al-Kazemi’s statements came during his attendance at the International Scientific Conference on Combating Terrorism, which is being held by the Counter-Terrorism Service on Saturday in the capital, Baghdad, in the presence of the Head of the Counter-Terrorism Service, Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, and the participation of a number of representatives of international missions, a representative of the International Coalition in Iraq, ministers and security leaders.

"Terrorism has become a global challenge that concerns everyone, and Iraq has greatly contributed to facing this challenge," he said, pointing out that Iraqis helped the whole world get rid of the specter of terrorism that was spreading rapidly.

"Iraqis should feel proud that they fought terrorism as a proxy for themselves and the whole world," he continued.

"All the Iraqi security forces, including the army, police, crowd, Peshmerga, national security apparatus, intelligence apparatus and others, participated in this achievement, but there was a prominent peculiarity of the anti-terrorist forces as their main competence is to fight terrorism, and the forces of this national apparatus played a very large and prominent role in defeating ISIS terrorist gangs are still doing a tremendous job in striking terrorist cells scattered in remote areas."

"We achieved major victories over the past months and ended the existence of the so-called Tigris State during the sweeping torrential operation carried out by the heroes of our armed forces in the Counter-Terrorism Service," he said.

He added: "We have killed the second biggest person in the ISIS terrorist organization, among dozens of big shots and hundreds of members of this organization, and we are now facing other types of terrorism, such as controlling borders and border crossings, fighting corruption, controlling uncontrolled weapons, and preventing foreign interference."

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  1. Good, Very Glad He's Dead.
2. 4 others waiting in line to take up his position.
Posted by: Sonny Black || 04/11/2021 10:34 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jewish family in bus pelted with stones in East Jerusalem, vehicle set alight
[IsraelTimes] Police say driver headed into Issawiya to make a shortcut, before residents assaulted the family; none hurt.

A Jewish family that entered the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya
...they aren’t fond of interlopers over there...
Saturday evening was attacked by residents, who pelted their vehicle with stones.

The family was traveling alone in an Egged bus driven by the father. According to police the driver had headed into Issawiya to make a shortcut.

The family fled the vehicle and were met by security forces nearby. None of the family members were maimed. The bus was then set on fire by rioters.

Police said forces were working to restore order at the scene.

A similar incident occurred last month, when a Jewish man’s car was stoned after he accidentally drove into Issawiya. The man was lightly injured and treated at the scene.

Transportation Minister Miri Regev (Likud) on Saturday night condemned the attack, saying she trusts "the security forces and police to bring to justice the perpetrators of the incident, and to prosecute them to the full extent of the law."
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
‘Suspicious' blackout strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear site
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster, the latest incident to strike the site amid negotiations over the tattered atomic accord with world powers.

As Iranian officials investigated the outage, many Israeli media outlets offered the similar assessment that a cyberattack darkened Natanz and damaged a facility that is home to sensitive centrifuges. While the reports offered no sourcing for the evaluation, Israeli media maintains a close relationship with the country’s military and intelligence agencies.

If Israel caused the blackout, it further heightens the tensions between the two nations already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East.
If Israel dunnit, that makes it Page 1: War on Terror, even if no IAF F-35s were involved.
It also complicates efforts by the U.S., Israel’s main security partner, to re-enter the atomic accord aimed at limiting Tehran’s program so it couldn’t pursue a nuclear weapon if it chose.
Is that what it’s aimed at? Because it’s functioned in the other direction thus far.
As news of the blackout emerged, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Israel on Sunday for talks with Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/11/2021 07:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1 
Posted by: Frank G || 04/11/2021 9:08 Comments || Top||

#2 
Maybe the Iranians aren't building a Ground Type Nuke, but are building a HEMP WARHEAD?

Put an EMP with a E2+ pulse on a Qiam-1 a missile 1000km reach or North Korea provided Missile both of which can be Launched into a 100+ mile circular orbit. Then wait an pop it over the USA.

It would take out between 75%+ of all Civilian IC Electronics and about 40+% of the UN-shielded DOD Federal stuff (maybe not Hillary's Laptop ☺). Plus anyone wearing a pace maker.

Some effectiveness examples according to the March 26, 2008 Congressional Report Called "High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments"

eg.In 2001, a U.S. Comanche helicopter,flying in New York while performing a radar test involving HPM weapons, generated a low-level energy pulse that reportedly disrupted for 2 weeks the global positioning systems (GPS) being used to land commercial aircraft at a nearby airport in Albany, New York.

eg. In 2005, Iran reportedly acquired several medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles from North Korea, with a range of 2,500 miles. Also, reportedly, Iran has tested several of their Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, which were likely to have been deliberately exploded in mid-flight. Because Iran has officially described the tests as fully successful.


BTW: For around $2,500 you can build a short range line of sight to take out a 20ft Wide x 100+ft long area. That fits in a backpack using only commercially available electrical components SEE .
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/11/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||


#4  Maybe they're just smoking HEMP.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/11/2021 17:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Incident at Natanz not an accident, damage worse

Good.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 18:17 Comments || Top||


Israel Carries out 29 Strikes on Syria
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has revealed in its report that Israel carried out 29 strikes on Syria in 2021 since the beginning of the year.

SOHR documented eight aerial and rocket attacks in 2021, during which Israel targeted several positions in Syria, destroying nearly 29 targets, including buildings, warehouses, headquarters, centers, and vehicles.

These strikes killed 76 people and they were as follows: 21 regime soldiers and Syrian bandidos Lions of Islam loyal to Iran
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Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Busy, Busy, Busy Keep it up
Posted by: Jise Elmeang4932 || 04/11/2021 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Intresting. No comments on Al Qunaitra attack and the Golan.
Posted by: b || 04/11/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||


Civilians are demonstrating against the Turkish-backed SNA factions occupying Tel Abyad
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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