[Breitbart] Florida Highway Patrol arrested an alleged human smuggler after finding three migrants being transported from Houston, Texas, to Key Largo. Officials say cases like this are on the rise.
“It’s, unfortunately, becoming a regular occurrence for us to run across either victims, or smugglers, or the actual combination of both on our roadways,” FHP Criminal Interdiction Unit Trooper Jake Moore told WJHG during an April 25 interview. “Since December 2021, we’ve made five stops that have resulted in seven human smuggling arrests, and over 22 bodies, or people saved from being trafficked into the state of Florida alone.”
Florida troopers executed a traffic stop on a white Toyota Corolla in Santa Rosa County for an infraction along Interstate 10 eastbound on April 20, according to a WEAR ABC3 report. During the investigation, troopers determine three passengers in the vehicle were in the U.S. illegally and were allegedly being smuggled from Houston to Key Largo.
The troopers arrested the driver, 30-year-old Fermin Morataya-Monzon, and transported him to the Santa Rosa County Jail where he is charged with three state counts of human smuggling, the report states.
The suspected human smuggler allegedly confessed to troopers he had been paid to smuggle the three illegal aliens into the U.S. for work, WJHG reported.
Troopers turned the case over to U.S. Border Patrol agents and the Department of Homeland Security for further investigation for possible federal charges.
Florida officials told WJHG that smugglers are not just people from the border, but are people from all over who are traveling to move people across state lines.
On April 3, Florida troopers stopped a woman driving a silver Ford Explorer a the same mile marker on Interstate 1o in Santa Rosa County. An investigation identified two passengers as migrants illegally present in the United States, WEAR reported. These migrants were also being smuggled from Texas — this time to Clearwater, Florida. The troopers arrested 29-year-old Jessica Lemus-Fuentas and transported her to the Santa Rosa County Jail. Troopers also turned this case over to DHS for investigation.
Florida troopers asked for help in identifying victims of human trafficking and smuggling. Trooper Moore said just look for “something that’s out of place. You could be at a gas station and notice people who aren’t free to leave a vehicle, or just something out of the ordinary.”
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The stupids in our society will not be able to get jobs. The people immigrating know how important any job is! We see the same mentality in jihadists who commit terrible crimes with the understanding that their family will be paid on their death. One way of stopping some of this might be to tax money that is being sent to people in other countries using banks or other companies.
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tax money that is being sent to people in other countries using banks or other companies.
Poor American Democrat voters don't care a lick about Central Americans streaming across the southern border. As long as they get their gov't checks every month they could care less. Plus illegals do the jobs most Americans don't want to so. I say let them in my toilet needs scrubbing.
A blast in the Afghan capital destroyed a Sunni mosque and killed at least 10 people on Friday, an interior ministry official said.
Hmmmm... Could be a Sufi mosque — both ISIS and the Taliban dislike them...
A wave of deadly bombings has rocked the country in the last two weeks of Ramazan — some 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.... group — killing dozens of civilians.
"Many worshippers were at the Khalifa Sahib mosque when the blast went off," a survivor who gave his name as Ahmad told AFP. "Many victims were thrown off their feet."
"The blast occurred two hours after Friday prayers as worshippers were performing rituals," interior ministry deputy front man Bismillah Habib told AFP, adding at least 15 people were maimed.
The Nigerian Military High Command says its troops have killed a prominent 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.... of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Commander, Abubakar Dan-Buduma.
According to the military, over 85 bad boyz were potted alongside the ISWAP commander.
It also said the troops rescued 848 civilians and arrested 119 gunnies in Northwestern Nigeria in separate operations.
Maj.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, the front man for the military, also told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that troops also arrested terrorists’ informants and logistics suppliers between April 7 and 28, 2022.
Onyeuko said 1,158 gunnies and their families comprising 164 men, 367 women and 627 children had surrendered to the military in the last three weeks.
Onyeuko said, "Troops neutralised 23 terrorists, rescued 619 civilians, and arrested 19 terrorists. Troops responded to a distress call of terrorists’ attack at Wanzamai in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
"Troops mobilised to the village and engaged the terrorist where scores of the bad boyz were potted. In the cause of the operation troops rescued 32 women and 18 children.
"Also, within the period under review, troops recovered 592 rustled cattle. Troops also rescued 179 civilians, neutralized 62 gunnies and apprehended 100 terrorists.
"The land component of Operation Hadin Kai with support of the air components conducted an offensive operation in Arina Woje in Marte Local Government Area of Borno state and neutralized a prominent Islamic State of West Africa Province Commander Abubakar Dan-Buduma and scores of the terrorists.
"Also, a notorious informant and logistic supplier to the Islamic State of West Africa Mallam Abba Sidi Lawan was arrested at Auno town in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state.
"Similarly, troops arrested Abdurrazaq Hudu a logistics supplier of Islamic State of West Africa Province at Mutum Biyu village in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba state."
The Nigerian Army has said troops of Operation Desert Sanity neutralised several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, northeast Nigeria.
It said the troops also killed the Amir (commander) and spiritual head of Galta, close to Mandara Mountain in the South of Borno, during an operation around Manjo Ali Qere in the state.
The army in a post on its official Twitter handle on Friday morning said arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.
“Gallant Troops of Operation Desert Sanity neutralized several ISWAP/BokoHaram terrorists including the Amir & spiritual head of Galta during an aggressive clearance operation around Manjo Ali Qere in Borno State on Thur 28 April 2022. Arms & Ammunition were also captured,” the army wrote.
At least two locals and a soldier have been killed at Rikwe-Chongu village in the Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The front man of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau and environs, Major Ishaku Takwa, who confirmed the incident on Friday in Jos, said that the incident occurred on Thursday night, adding that OPSH deployed its troops to the community.
"There was a night attack in the area on April 28; our troops deployed to the community repelled the attack and in the process OPSH lost a soldier. Two other civilians died as a result of the attack as well," he said.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the National Publicity Secretary of the Irigwe Development Association, David Malison, said that three locals were killed, one person injured and several houses razed.
"The attackers also destroyed many food barns and carted away foodstuffs, animals and other valuable items," he said.
Malison identified those killed to include; Markus Audu, 41, Yah Hwenke, 42 and Amus Kanga, 61.
Hundreds of residents of Magazu and Marke communities in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State have fled their homes over the incessant raids and attacks of button men, locally called bandidos.
According to Premium Times, Magazu, one of the biggest wards in Tsafe, is deserted.
According to sources, tired of the unrelenting attacks by the button men, people began deserting the town on Thursday evening. By Friday morning, almost everyone in the town has fled.
Bandit attacks in Tsafe Local Government are more frequent than in other parts of Zamfara, which is plagued by worsening insecurity.
The button men, who operate across Nigeria’s north-west region, have killed thousands of people and injured even more. They sack villages, and farmlands, and rustle livestock. They impose levies on communities before they may farm and defaulters are either killed or kidnapped.
The button men also operate a widespread kidnap-for-ransom operation across the entire region. They specifically target travellers, students of educational institutions, and government offices.
Experts say their kidnap-for-ransom operation is perhaps the worst in the country’s history.
As the government fails to protect residents of the areas, many communities have set up vigilante groups to resist the bandidos.
However, Switzerland makes more than cheese... this has worsened the security challenges in the area as it has given rise to a kaboom of tit-for-tat killings between the bandidos (who are mostly of 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... extraction) and the vigilante groups set up by the majority of Hausa communities in the area.
Abubakar Magazu, a villager said residents of the towns unanimously decided to leave.
He said residents unanimously decided to leave after some bandidos raided the town on Wednesday and kidnapped more than 30 people.
"Let me be honest with you, these people will never allow us to rest. They’ve stopped us from going to farms and markets and now, they’ll not even allow us to live in peace.
"On Wednesday, they came to our town immediately after the Iftar (Moslem break of fast) and kidnapped over 30 residents and looted property. As big as this community is, nobody has more than two goats or any domestic animals in his house because the bandidos have stolen them," he said.
He said the bandidos attacked the town again Thursday night but did not abduct anyone.
"We’re always in fear," he said. "After Wednesday’s attack, we decided to leave the town. Some people started leaving yesterday (Thursday). They attacked again those of us who slept in the town yesterday, but I think they were there to scare us because they took nothing or anyone," he said.
A youth leader in Tsafe, Samaila Usman, said the residents from Magazu and Marke have been trooping into the local government headquarters as of Friday afternoon.
At least one person was killed while many others were maimed when coppers opened fire on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN),
......why they’re still running around is beyond me, given that Nigeria declared them a terror group in 2019. Their big turban is Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, previously the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Nigeria before he converted to Shi'ism after a visit to Iran, becoming a fiery Iranian sock puppet. Like the Muslim Brotherhood, IMN’s spinoffs, including Boko Haram/ISWAP, are much more violent.
popularly known as Shiites during annual Quds Day rally in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Quds Day, which uses the Arabic name for Jerusalem, is a Paleostinian solidarity day held every year by IMN members on the last Friday of the Moslem fasting month of Ramadan.
An eyewitness, who spoke with SaharaReporters, disclosed that the IMN members were peacefully going about their protest
...peaceful as in mostly non-violent, as is their wont...
when coppers emerged all of a sudden and began firing live bullets at them.
He said others who sustained bullet wounds and are currently battling for their lives in hospital.
She doesn't look like a terrorist
[Breitbart] A federal judge sentenced a former University of Alabama student to seven and a half years in prison after she instructed an undercover FBI employee about how to secretly send funds to terrorist organization al-Qaeda, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.
Alaa Mohd Abusaad, 26, was also sentenced to ten years of supervised release following the term after “pleading guilty to concealment of terrorism financing in September 2019” as part of a plea agreement, the DOJ said in a Wednesday release.
Between February and April 2018, Abusaad coached an undercover FBI employee on how to transfer funds to the mujahideen who were engaged in jihad, the DOJ noted, citing the plea agreement.
She told the FBI employee that funds are “always needed.”
“You can’t have a war without weapons. You can’t prepare a soldier without equipment,” she continued, per the DOJ.
Abusaad also instructed the undercover FBI employee about ways to send funds that would go undetected by authorities, “including by using fake names and addresses when conducting electronic money transfers,” the DOJ said.
[oneIndia] Condemning the festivities between the two groups in Patiala district in Punjab 1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots.... on Friday, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said that all miscreants should be brought to book and punished.
The AAP said that it will not allow any attempt to disturb peace and harmony in Punjab. "Strongly condemned the clash between the two political groups in Patiala. We'll not allow anyone to disturb peace and harmony. All miscreants must be brought to book and punished," AAP's poll strategist and co-in charge of party's political affairs in Punjab, Sandeep Pathak, said in a tweet.
The district administration has announced an 11-hour curfew in Punjab's Patiala district on Friday after four people were maimed when two groups clashed over an "anti-Khalistan
...Khalistan is the idea of an independent Sikh homeland in the Indian (and Pak, but they don't dwell on that) Punjab. The local troublemakers are financed by the Sikh diaspora, who love the idea of the folks they left behind murdering their neighbours before dying romantically for a hopeless idea, with training and additional funding from Pakistain’s ISI via Lashkar-e-Taiba as yet another arrow aimed at the Indian throat...
The curfew will be enforced between 7 pm Friday and 6 am Saturday.
The clash took place outside the Kali Mata temple when members of an outfit that calls itself "Shiv Sena A Hindoo nationalist political movement that presents a resistance using the same nasty tactics to aggressive Islamists and that's a pain in the underwear to other Indian political parties... (Bal Thackeray)" began a "Khalistan Murdabad March". Some Sikh activists, including Nihangs,
...Nihangs are bright blue-clad elite Sikh warriors, apparently tasked to protect Sikh shrines. Though how they fight wearing those exaggerated matching turbans is beyond me...
took out another march against the Sena event.
Near the Kali Mata temple, the two groups came face to face and hurled stones at each other. The temple gates were locked and police deployed in large numbers to prevent the situation from escalating further in the city, police said.
A Sena leader said the outfit had planned the march as a reply to the announcement by Sikhs for Justice
...headed by Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a plumber who lives comfortably in Canada’s British Columbia, far from the romantic danger endured by the revolutionaries he commands. The group has been in the news lately following the arrests of a number of their members who ought perhaps not have applied for asylum in Germany...
to mark the 'foundation day of Khalistan" on April 29. Patiala Inspector General of Police Rakesh Agarwal told news hounds that the situation was now under control.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann called the incident unfortunate and peace has been restored. "The incident of festivities in Patiala are deeply unfortunate. I spoke with the DGP (police chief), peace has been restored in the area. We are closely monitoring the situation and will not let anyone create disturbance in the State. Punjab's peace and harmony is of utmost importance," Mann said.
[Dawn] In the wake of the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Pakistain, the AJK
...more formally Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the name Pakistan gave that part of the province they stole from India in the early days of the independence partition when they also stole half of the entire country...
government has beefed up the security of foreign nationals, particularly the Chinese workers of different mega projects, as well as vigilance of areas along the Line of Control (LoC) to avert any untoward incident in the region.
The step was taken in the light of a decision to this effect by Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilays, who presided over four meetings in succession on Thursday on his first day in the PM secretariat after assuming office last week.
According to a blurb, the prime minister directed the law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of life and property of all foreigners, in particular the Chinese engineers working in different areas of the state.
The prime minister maintained that since India had always been found involved in terrorist activities in Pakistain, the security related agencies should keep a close eye on the enemy’s activities in the areas adjacent to the unmarked dividing line in 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.... They were also directed to ensure foolproof vigilance ofall entry and exitpoints of the territory.
The meeting was informed by police chief Dr Sohail Habib Tajik that safety measures had already been augmented in the state to stave off any untoward incident on the auspicious occasion of Eidul Fitr.
[Dawn] The Punjab 1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots.... Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have arrested the criminal mastermind as well as the controller of the Johar Town kaboom from Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... The arrests came during an intelligence-based operation carried out by the CTD with the coordination of the top intelligence agencies.
Talking to the media at the Central Police Office on Thursday, Punjab CTD DIG Afzaal Ahmed Kausar and Operations DIG Kamran Adil identified the criminal mastermind of Johar Town blast as Samiul Haq ...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI in Pakistain. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time. Now beyond all cares and woe, done in by his secretary in a lovers' quarrel... and controller as Uzair Akbar.
On June 23, 2021, a blast near the residence of Jamaat-ud-Dawa ...the front organization of Lashkar-e-Taiba... chief Hafiz Saeed ...founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and its false-mustache offshoot Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The United Nations declared the JuD a terrorist organization in 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. Hafiz, JuD and LeT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Pak intel apparatus, so that amounted to squat. He is periodically placed under house arrest so it looks like the govt is doing something. Once the heat is off they let him go.... in Johar Town had killed three people and injured 24 others, including a police constable. Days after the incident, the then information minister Fawad Chaudhry and National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf told a presser that the criminal mastermind of the attack was "an Indian citizen and he is associated with [Indian intelligence agency] RAW ... India's Research and Analysis Wing, Pakistain's equivalent of the Boogie Man... On Thursday, Mr Kausar and Mr Adil said the law enforcement agencies recovered from the alleged bully boyz the currencies of Iran, UAE, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... , Afghanistan and Pakistain, laptops and other electronic devices used by them to carry out the blast.
Afzaal Kausar insisted that the possibility of involvement of foreign elements in the incident could not be ruled out.
Giving the details, he said the CTD Lahore teams had left for Balochistan on a tip-off on April 24. The team arrested the suspects from Kundi checkpost on the RCD Highway, Quetta. He added that the bully boyz were returning to Pakistain after crossing the international border.
Mr Kausar said Peter Paul David was earlier arrested from the airport and he had Samiul Haq alias Adnan who assigned him the target. He added that Samiul Haq, Uzair Akbar and some foreign elements had visited Dubai and held a meeting with another terrorist Eid Gul Khan.
After a week, Eid Gul Khan came to Pakistain. Later, Samiul Haq gave David three mobile phones and Rs600,000, asking him to reach Lahore to hit the target.
Both Samiul Haq and Uzair also sent some more money to David and Eid Gul through the known company. The DIG said David had told the CTD about the involvement of Ziaullah, Eid Gul, a woman, Ayesha, and Sajjad who were arrested on June 29, 2021.
DIG Kausar said the court had already awarded Eid Gul, Sajjad Hussain, Ziaullah, Peter Paul David death sentence ...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead... . Ayesha Eid Gul had been sentenced to five years imprisonment.
To a question, the DIG CTD Punjab said another runaway in the case, Muhammad Naveed Akhtar Khan, would also be arrested soon.
He said security had been raised in Punjab like other provinces after the Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... University incident. To a question, he declared that the CTD Punjab had nothing to do with the arrest of the Baloch student from the Punjab University.
[IsraelTimes] Footage shows car drive up to entrance of settlement, two men open fire toward a guard post before fleeing; security forces searching area; nearby communities on lockdown
An Israeli security guard was shot and killed in an apparent terror attack near the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Ariel on Friday night, officials said.
Security camera footage from the scene showed a blue Suzuki vehicle driving up to a guard post, where a person in the passenger seat opens fire. The gunman and the driver then both get out and continue to fire into the guard post before driving off.
The Magen David Adom ambulance service said its medics declared the man dead at the scene.
"When we arrived at the scene we saw a man in his twenties unconscious with gunshot wounds, he was not breathing and had no pulse," MDA medic Tomer Fine said.
Ariel and other settlements of the area issued a lockdown order over fears the button men may attack again.
Large security forces began to block off roads as police and the military launched a massive manhunt for the button men. Local security officials said they did not know where the vehicle headed after the attack.
[IsraelTimes] More than 160,000 reported to attend; PA accuses Israel of fomenting violence at holy site; police vow not to let ’extremists’ undermine freedom of worship
Tens of thousands of Paleostinians worshipped at the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on the last Friday afternoon of the fasting month of Ramadan after early morning festivities again erupted at the flashpoint holy site. The Islamic Waqf that administers the compound estimated that some 160,000 people attended prayers. Afterward, hundreds of Paleostinians protested in front of the Dome of the Rock shrine waving Paleostinian and Islamic flags, but there were no immediate reports of fresh violence.
Following a security assessment after the prayers, Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai vowed that police would remain vigilant.
"The actions of the police during Ramadan and during the Friday prayers prove that we are determined not to let any bully boy elements break the peace and undermine the freedom of worship," he said.
He said a heavy police presence would remain in the city "ready for any scenario."
While Israel has repeatedly said it has acted with restraint, the Paleostinian Authority on Friday accused Israel of fomenting unrest.
"What restraint are they talking about? Every day forces go into the compound, beat people, fire rubber bullets and tear gas at worshipers, and this Israel calls restraint? said a Paleostinian foreign ministry statement.
Earlier Friday, fighting broke out between Paleostinians and police on the Temple Mount, which has seen recurring festivities in recent weeks. Paleostinians at the contested Jerusalem holy site threw rocks and launched fireworks toward officers and the Western Wall, located beneath the mount, which police said led them to enter the compound to disperse the rioters. At least one stone thrown by the rioters landed in the Western Wall prayer area, police said. Masked men also waved the flag of the Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede, terror group, launched fireworks and chanted, "We’ll sacrifice our lives for al-Aqsa."
The festivities ended around an hour after they began when other Paleostinians in the compound intervened, convincing the stone throwers and the police to pull back.
The Paleostinian Red Islamic Thingy said 42 people were hurt, 22 of whom were taken to the hospital. None of the injuries were serious, according to the Red Islamic Thingy.
Police announced three people were arrested, two for throwing rocks and one suspected of inciting a mob.
"For the past hour, the site has been quiet and (Moslem) worshipers are safely entering (the compound)" police said after the festivities.
[IsraelTimes] Prosecutors allege Muhammad Gassan Mahajina, Hassan Mahajina knew the IS button men who killed 2 border cops last month intended to carry out attack, with latter helping them get ammo
Prosecutors on Friday filed charges against a pair of Umm al-Fahm residents for allegedly failing to prevent a deadly terror attack last month in Hadera by 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.... supporters from the northern Arab Israeli city.
Cousins Ibrahim and Ayman Ighbariah killed two killed Border Police officers in the attack on March 27, before being rubbed out by members of an undercover police unit who were eating at a nearby restaurant. The shooting was later claimed by Islamic State.
The shooting came days after another Arab Israeli supporter of the jihadist group killed four Israelis in a combined stabbing and ramming attack in Beersheba, and was followed by deadly terror shootings by Paleostinians in Bnei Brak and Tel Aviv that left eight people dead.
According to the indictment filed at the Hadera Magistrate’s Court, Hassan Mahajina, 18, and Muhammad Gassan Mahajina, 26, knew the Islamic State button men for years before the attack. It said Ibrahim and Ayman Ighbariah held meetings at the latter’s home that were attended by Muhammad Gassan Mahajina and others, during which the cousins would praise IS and watch videos of its operatives carrying out attacks and killing civilians.
In February, Muhammad Gassan Mahajina and Ayman Ighbariah allegedly reached out to Hassan Mahajina several times about acquiring two boxes of pistol ammunition. The indictment said Mahajina brokered a deal for the bullets and gave them to Ighbariah, whose later request for assistance in obtaining a rifle he refused.
Prosecutors said that as the cousins planned the attack in March, Muhammad Gassan Mahajina approached Hassan Mahajina and asked to speak privately with him. During the conversation, he allegedly told Hassan Mahajina to stay away from Ayman Ighbariah as he was preparing to soon carry out an attack and was only missing a gun, according to the indictment.
Muhammad Gassan Mahajina was charged with not preventing a terror attack. Hassan Mahajina was indicted on the same charge as well as for alleged weapons offenses and attempting to use a weapon for terrorism.
Since the Hadera shooting, in which 19-year-old officers Yazan Falah and Shirel Aboukrat were killed, security forces have arrested numerous Arab Israelis with suspected links to Islamic State, which has urged its supporters in Israel to launch further attacks.
Prosecutors on Friday also filed indictments against two brothers from the northern village of Mu’awiya for their alleged IS ties.
The brothers Mutassim Mahmeed, 29, and Jamal Mahmeed, 20, were charged with belonging to a terror group, training for terror purposes, using weapons for terror purposes, and other weapons offensives that the indictment said were committed after they swore allegiance to Islamic State.
The two were also allegedly planning to fight on behalf of IS in an unspecified African country.
Libya? Nigeria? Mali? So many possibilities, so few hints...
The indictment said that over the past two years, the brothers became increasingly drawn to Islamic State and in February bought a pistol, which along with a magazine and ammunition were later seized by police.
Prosecutors requested the suspects remain in jug until legal proceedings end.
[BenarNews] Five suspected pro-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.... murderous Moslems and a soldier were killed in a gunbattle when government forces stormed the holy warriors’ jungle camp in the southern Philippines, the military said Friday.
The clash that took place on Thursday outside the remote town of Butig in Lanao del Sur province was the deadliest during the holy month of Ramadan involving suspected Islamic bad boys. Ramadan in the Philippines ends on Sunday evening.
"Five members of the Daulah Islamiyah-Maute Group were killed," said Brig. Gen. Jose Maria Cuerpo II, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, adding that a soldier was killed and a second was injured during the intense ground and air attacks.
"Daulah Islamiyah" means "Islamic State" in the local language. The group has members from several Filipino bad boy factions including the Maute Group fighting out of Lanao.
Cuerpo said the troops launched the operation following reports from residents weeks ago about the presence of gunnies in the mountainous part of the village of Ragayan. Those complaints corroborated intelligence reports about an alleged terror group stockpiling construction materials and food supplies in the area.
"The encounter is proof that the forces of Evil are out to disrupt the peace whenever they are capable," Cuerpo told news hounds.
"It is for this reason that the Army is aggressive in its counter-terrorism operations. We will never let them succeed. Despite the unfortunate loss of one of our brothers-in-arms, we will never abandon the fight against forces of Evil wherever they may be."
Local battalion commander Lt. Col. Romulus Rabara, who led the assault on Thursday, said about 40 members of the Maute Group were present in the area, precipitating a four-hour gunbattle. Troops attacked with rounds of heavy artillery, Rabara said Friday, adding that Air Force attack helicopters provided air support to the ground offensive.
Rabara told news hounds he believed other murderous Moslem could have been injured, based on radio monitoring on the ground.
After the clash, troops recovered four high-powered firearms, including a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, ammunition, and improvised landmine and other materials.
Since January across the southern Philippines, troops have killed nearly 70 Daulah Islamiyah bad boys, 109 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ...a MILF splinter group aligned with the Islamic State... (BIFF), and 49 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... holy warriors, according to military records.
BIFF is a breakaway of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a former separatist group that signed a peace deal with the government and heads a transitional government in a Moslem autonomous region in the south. Abu Sayyaf is known for kidnappings, beheadings and kabooms. One of its factions is allied with the Islamic State
In May 2017, Maute group leaders and others launched the siege of Marawi, the capital of Lanao del Sur, joined by murderous Moslems from the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The attack lasted five months and as many as 1,200 bad boys, troops, and non-combatants were killed before the military, supported by foreign intelligence, regained control of the southern Philippine city.
Five years later, some areas of Marawi continue to remain inaccessible because of unwent kaboom! ordnance that has yet to be removed. Thousands of citizens remain in transitional centers..
A large Moslem minority lives in the southern part of the Philippines, Asia’s only predominantly Catholic nation.
[AnNahar] The Lebanese Army on Friday said it has detained five people in the northern city of Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... as they prepared to smuggle 85 migrants colonists by boat to Europe.
The army said the smugglers were detained late Thursday as they were preparing to send 85 people on a boat after collecting a total of $400,000 from them. The boat was confiscated in a sea resort in the country's north, it added, and the detainees are being questioned.
The announcement came days after a boat carrying more than 60 migrants colonists capsized on April 23 off the coast of Tripoli. Seven bodies were recovered, with 47 people rescued and the others still missing. Survivors blamed the Lebanese navy of causing the accident by ramming into the boat. The army denied the accusations and said it was the migrant boat's captain who carried out dangerous maneuvers leading to the crash of his vessel into the navy's one.
For years, Lebanon Hezbollahstan ...In 2006 unknown persons blew up Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the car he was traveling in, the road he was traveling on, and a few innocent bystanders of no account whatsoever. The person or persons unknow weren't Hezbollah, you can bet on that. Really. Even though there was an international tribunal that said it was them... had been a country that hosted refugees. But since the country's economic meltdown began in October 2019, hundreds of people have attempted a perilous sea journey to Europa ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... to seek a better life. Several have drowned on the way, and hundreds have reached their destination.
Tripoli is Lebanon's second largest and most impoverished city. Lebanon, a nation of 6 million people, including 1 million Syrian refugees, is in the grip of a historic economic and financial crisis rooted in decades of corruption and mismanagement by the country's ruling class.
On Tuesday, Lebanon's government tasked the military judiciary with investigating last week's deadly sinking of the migrant boat.
Search and rescue efforts are still underway to locate those still unaccounted for since last weekend's incident.
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.