[IsraelTimes] US President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... says the US is sending armed soldiers to the southern border after Mexican soldiers "pulled guns" on US troops.
Trump appears to be referring to an April 13 incident in which Mexican troops reportedly questioned and pointed their weapons at two US troops conducting surveillance on the border.
"Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!" Trump says on Twitter.
Why would anyone, from anywhere, pull guns on US soldiers, and think that was going to work out well? They should all go home, and then go to church, and then burn a candle and give thanks for being alive. Or, do it again, and die maybe.
[ToloNews] Badghis officials claimed Wednesday that Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... cut Turkmenistan's imported power to the northwest province over the past 10 days as the group has targetted pylons and they refuse to allow technical teams to reconnect the wires.
"It is 10 days that the electricity has been cut by the armed oppositions in Juma Bazar area in Badghis and so for no coordination has bee made to allow our staff to repair the pylons," said Mohammad Tahir Azimi, the provincial head of electricity department.
The resident of Qala-e-Naw city, the capital of Badghis, said they are faced with many difficulties following the disconnection of electricity in the province.
"This act has been done by the Taliban," said Abdul Aziz Bek, head of the Badghis provincial council.
"Power outage has created many problems for the residents," said Mohammad Asif Amiri, a Badghis resident.
According to local officials, Taliban has demanded power for 20 villages under their control in Moqo district, which has been accepted but the process of connecting electricity to those areas need more time due to lack of facilities.
"Taliban want electricity for 21 villages and their demand has been accepted. But it is not possible in one day," Badghis Governor Abdul Ghafoor Malikzai said.
It is almost one year that the imported power has been connected to Badghis.
[KhaamaPress] Militants affiliated with 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.... of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have killed five Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... fighters and have placed in durance vile Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try! four others in Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. province.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said an infighting erupted among Taliban and ISIS murderous Moslems in Dotesar and Zawa areas of Khogyani district on Tuesday.
The statement further added that five Talibs were killed during the clash and while ISIS murderous Moslems arrested four other Talibs during the clash.
The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban and ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the clash so far.
Nangarhar has been among the relatively provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation in some of its remote districts has started to deteriorated during the recent years.
Both Taliban and ISIS murderous Moslems are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops have tossed in the slammer Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un! a group 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.... of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) in Kabul, the Ministry of Interior said Tuesday.
The ministry further added that the ISIS-K group member was arrested from Bagrami district of Kabul.
No further details have been given regarding the identity of the detained terrorist.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Interior in a statement said at least three Talibs were killed and four others were maimed during the operations in northern Baghlan province.
The statement further added that the operations were conducted by Special Forces of the Afghan National Police and as a result several villages were cleared in Nahrin and Bor districts of Baghlan.
The police forces also confiscated some weapons and munitions during the same operations, the Ministry of Interior added in its statement.
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[KhaamaPress] The Afghan military in the south has announced at least 79 Talibs were killed during the military operations in southern Uruzgan province last week.
205th Corps front man confirmed several joint operations between the Afghan Special Forces, the 205th Corps and Afghan Air Force which has killed 79 Taliban ...Arabic for students... in Tarin Kot, Uruzgan over the last week. The largest raid yielding the death of 24 Taliban during one operation.
Uruzgan is a heavily contested area, especially Tarin Kot, which has seen a spike in activity since the announcement of the spring offensive by the Taliban.
As part of the Ministry of Defense’s security plan, the 205th Corps recently secured the road which joins Kandahar and Uruzgan and put in new security points to help keep the road open. Part of this operation was to clear roadside kabooms which the 205th Corps has cleared over 20 IEDs since the beginning of the operation to prevent deaths to residents traveling along the route.
[KhaamaPress] At least ten civilians were rescued from a Taliban ...Arabic for students... prison during a joint operation conducted in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan the Afghan military said Tuesday.
The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said a statement that the operation was conducted in Bala area of Qarabagh district.
The statement further added that the foreign forces were also accompanying the Afghan armed forces during the operation.
At least 9 forces of Evil were also killed and five others were tossed in the clink Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! during the same operation, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.
The anti-government armed forces of Evil including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.
Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in Southeast of Afghanistan. Taliban Lions of Islam are active in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.
[IsraelTimes] German prosecutors say they’ve indicted a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of membership in 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 and of keeping three Yazidis as slaves in Syria.
Federal prosecutors say the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O. for privacy reasons, traveled to Syria as a teenager in 2013, joined IS and married a fellow German IS recruit.
Both allegedly received firearms training and conducted "guard and police duties" in IS-controlled areas. They also forced a Yazidi girl and two Yazidi women to work in their household and convert to Islam.
She was tossed in the clink You have the right to remain silent... in September upon her return to Germany.
O.’s parents-in-law, 51-year-old Ahmed S. and 48-year-old Perihan S., allegedly helped their sons supply IS with equipment such as firearms magazines and scopes. They are indicted on suspicion of aiding IS.
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#BREAKING: NIA carries out raids in Amroha of north-western Uttar Pradesh in connection with the module of ISIS that was busted recently. 14 people already under arrest in the case for conspiracy to carry out attacks in Delhi NCR. More details on raids likely by tomorrow.
Ninevah (IraqiNews) Military Intelligence Directorate announced, on Wednesday, apprehending two persons on charges of terrorism, in the left side of the city of djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... Alsumaria News reported that the detachments of Nineveh Operations Command’s Military Intelligence Directorate, locked away Please don't kill me! two persons on charges of terrorism in al-Rashidiya area, in the left area of the city of Mosul.
The arrested persons were referred to the competent courts to receive a fair punishment, it added.
Nineveh (IraqiNews) An official source informed, on Wednesday, that dozens of reprisal acts took place against the families of the members of the Islamic State group in Mosul.
The source said in a press statement that the incidents against the ISIS families rose recently. A few days ago, the mother and sister of one of the Islamic State members were killed by one of the radical group’s victims, he added.
The accused person broke in the victims’ house and killed them immediately, the source further explained. He was arrested later.
The source also pointed out that a person killed the mother of one of the ISIS members, after her sons executed his father, who was an Iraqi army officer, near their house in the area of al-Nour, east of Mosul. The perpetrators were also arrested.
Furthermore, one person was arrested after killing the sister of one of the ISIS members, in revenge for the killing of his wife and children by the group members, he added.
It is noteworthy that Mosul District Council issued instructions to transfer the families of the Islamic State group to camps, fearing of the rise of reprisals against them by the affected citizens, as well as rehabilitating them psychologically and intellectually after confirming their response to rehabilitation.
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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi court has sentenced an 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.... holy warrior to death over his involvement in a deadly car kaboom in the province of Diyala.
"The Diyala Criminal Court handed down a death penalty for a terrorist after he admitted booby trapping a vehicle to target a funeral ceremony in Abu Sayda district in Diyala, an kaboom which left scores of civilians dead and maimed," Alghad Press website quoted the Supreme Judicial Council media center as saying in a press statement on Wednesday.
"The court ruling was issued pursuant to article ¼ of the anti-terrorism law," added the statement.
The law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped jihadists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.
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[BenarNews] The Philippine army said it killed four Abu Sayyaf militants in a preemptive strike on Wednesday amid suspicions they could launch attacks similar to those that hit Sri Lanka on Easter.
The four Abu Sayyaf militants were killed during an operation on Basilan. The strike targeted followers of Abu Sayyaf commander Furuji Indama, whose group worked last year with the Islamic State in plotting and carrying out a car-bomb attack that killed 11 people on Basilan.
“The focused military operation aimed at hitting Indama’s group in the hinterlands of Gipitan,” in the remote Ungkaya Pukan township of Basilan, said military spokesman Gerry Besana in nearby Zamboanga.
Wednesday’s strike, military officials said, was aimed at preventing the group from carrying out a “sympathy attack” after coordinated suicide bombings claimed by IS killed nearly 360 people in three Sri Lankan cities.
On Monday, police said they foiled a bomb attack after they recovered two improvised bombs left outside a Catholic chapel in Lambayong, a town in Sultan Kuradat province. Police chief Herman Luna said the bombs were fashioned from an 81-mm mortars and were discovered by church workers who alerted the police bomb squad. .
Luna blamed the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, a group that has pledged allegiance to IS, as being behind the attempted bomb plot. He said, "It could have been a powerful explosion had the IED exploded."
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[Mindanao Examiner] Clashes broke out between Philippine troops and Maoist militants on the border between two towns in North Cotabato Tuesday morning, prompting thousands of civilians to flee. The battle with New People’s Army insurgents between Antipas and Magpet towns left two soldiers and a civilian slightly injured.
Arakan police chief Jose Marie Molina said the rescue vehicle that carried the injured soldiers were also ambushed by communist rebels in Sitio Anuling at about 9:30am that sparked another firefight.
Molina added that the militants have suffered many casualties as evidenced by blood stains on their escape routes. He said government agents are now on the ground and have begun providing emergency relief assistance to affected families.
[AnNahar] Sri Lankan security forces detained 18 new suspects in the Easter bombings that killed more than 350 people, as the government admitted Wednesday that "major" intelligence lapses had led to a failure to prevent the attacks.
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's claim of responsibility for Sunday's strikes on three hotels and three churches increased pressure over ignored warnings of the bombings, and the government was expected to announce sackings in the security forces and police leadership.
The 18 new arrests were made in night-time raids using emergency powers, said police front man Ruwan Gunasekera.
Fifty-eight people are now in jug and more arrests are expected in coming days, deputy defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene told a presser.
The government has said more attacks are possible and in a sign of the heightened tensions, authorities carried out at least two controlled kabooms of a suspect package and vehicle on Wednesday.
Wijewardene also gave new details on the bombers. One had studied in Britannia and then did post-graduate studies in Australia before returning to Sri Lanka. Others were also believed to have travelled abroad, he told a presser.
"Most of them are well-educated and come from middle, upper-middle class families, so they are financially quite independent and their families are quite stable financially, that is a worrying factor in this," the minister said.
- IS CLAIM -
Amid the frantic hunt for suspects, Islamic State grabbed credit for the strikes and released photos and video of the men it said were involved in the attacks. Seven of the eight men in the images had their faces covered. Islamic State group called the blasts "blessed attacks" on the "infidel holiday".
The authenticity of the images could not be independently verified but experts said the attacks bear many hallmarks of a coordinated Islamic State operation.
The government has blamed a local Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), and said they were investigating whether the bombers had foreign help.
The deputy defence minister said it was believed the jacket wallahs came from an NTJ "splinter group" whose leader had killed himself.
In the Islamic State video, a man believed to be the leader of the NTJ, Zahran Hashim,
...also known as Mohammed Zahran and Zahran Hashmi, he became known three years ago for his fiery YouTube speeches...
directs a group in a pledge of allegiance to IS chief His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart... Sri Lankan police sources have told AFP that two Moslem brothers, sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader, blew themselves up at the Shangri-La and the Cinnamon Grand hotels.
Their father is now one of the 58 in jug.
The Kingsbury hotel in the capital was the last one hit. A fourth planned attack on a hotel failed, authorities said. The would-be attacker was followed back to a Colombo lodge, where he went kaboom!, killing two people.
The funerals of dozens more victims were held Wednesday but the government became embroiled in recriminations over warnings about the attacks up to two weeks before they were carried out.
- LEADERSHIP CULL -
President Maithripala Sirisena, who is also defence and law and order minister, has pledged "major changes" to the security forces and police leadership.
Sri Lanka's police chief issued a warning on April 11 that NTJ suicide kabooms were possible and alerts had been given by a foreign intelligence agency. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged the information was not passed to his office or other top ministers.
"It was a major lapse in the sharing of information," the deputy defence minister said. "The government has to take responsibility."
CNN reported that Indian intelligence services had passed on "unusually specific" information in the weeks before the attacks, some of it from an IS suspect in their custody.
The US ambassador to Sri Lanka has denied that her government had prior knowledge of the planned attacks.
A US FBI team is now in Sri Lanka, Wijewardene said, and Britannia, Australia and the United Arab Emirates have all offered intelligence help.
Sri Lankan Moslem leaders said they had many several complaints to police about Hashim's activities. His whereabouts after the bombings were unknown however.
- IDENTIFYING THE DEAD -
Work was continuing to identify foreign victims in the blasts.
A Danish billionaire lost three of his children in the attacks, a front man for his company said.
Eight Britons, 10 Indians, four Americans and nationals from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor.... , Australia, Japan and Portugal were also reported killed.
The United Nations ...where theory meets practice and practice loses... said at least 45 children, Sri Lankans and foreigners, were among the dead.
[DAWN] Sri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off about an imminent attack by Islamist bully boyz hours before a series of suicide kabooms killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Indian intelligence officers contacted their Sri Lankan counterparts two hours before the first attack to warn of a specific threat on churches, one Sri Lankan defence source and an Indian government source said.
Another Sri Lankan defence source said a warning came "hours before" the first strike.
One of the Sri Lankan sources said a warning was also sent by the Indians on Saturday night. The Indian government source said similar messages had been given to Sri Lankan intelligence agents on April 4 and April 20.
Updated with the latest information, including IS’s claims. It seems that this was at the very least guided, if not a directed attack. IS has an exclusive picture with the attack team and now have released a video. https://t.co/99ylLblzB2
#UPDATE: Earlier Sri Lankan police confirmed that in fact 9 suicide bombers had been involved in the attacks in total. Including one female suicide bomber who blew herself & her children up when police tried to raid the home
#SriLankaAttacks IS/prominent Scholars spread this message confirming these kinds of attacks are planned by IS Central and done also for psychological tactics to boost moral of Muslims and Mujahideen. This target is worth more than the blood of 1000 innocents @StateDept@CIApic.twitter.com/oiqQ2dcDUJ
[Rudaw] JISR AL-SHUGHUR, Syria - A powerful kaboom Wednesday killed 15 people including more than a dozen civilians in jihadist-held northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as rescuers searched for people trapped under the rubble.
An AFP news hound at the scene saw a building of at least four storeys that had collapsed in the town of Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib, a region controlled by Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate. One opposite had partially caved in while surrounding buildings appeared on the verge of collapse.
Thirteen civilians were among those killed in the blast, the cause of which was not immediately clear, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based monitoring group.
"The kaboom hit next to the market," killing 15 people including the daughter of a Turkestani fighter, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. He earlier said the kaboom could have been the result of a boom-mobile or a vehicle carrying explosives that detonated.
The Idlib region is under the administrative control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which is dominated by a faction previously known as 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 .. ... Front before renouncing its ties to al-Qaeda.
The Turkestan Islamic Party, a group of foreign jihadists from the ethnic Uighur Moslem minority, also has a large presence in Jisr al-Shughur.
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.... jihadist group has sleeper cells in the wider Idlib region.
Idlib has since September been protected from a massive regime offensive by a fragile ceasefire deal signed by Damascus ally Russia and rebel backer The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... . But the region of some three million people has come under increasing bombardment since HTS took full control of it in January.
On Tuesday, regime shelling killed seven civilians, including four children, in the town of Khan Sheikhun. Increased regime shelling on Khan Sheikhun has sparked one of the largest waves of displacement since the September deal.
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