[Garowe] When General Yusuf Rageh Odowaa announced major crackdowns against al-Shabaab ...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord... in Central and Southern Somalia, he insisted that "we shall crush them, reclaim our territories" and true to his words, the hard boyz have continued to suffer defeats in recent weeks.
But even more fascinating, unlike in many setups of the army, Gen. Odowaa Yusuf Rageh took upon himself to lead a crackdown against the bad boys, something which has seemingly yielded fruits in recent weeks.
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[Garowe] Dozens of recruits and their trainers are feared dead, a police brass hat told Garowe Online, following a kaboom at a military training school in Somalia, in what could be a deadly suicide incident in the recent weeks, targeting security forces.
Captain Abdi Barre, who serves in the Somali Police Force confirmed that a jacket wallah blew themself at the military camp named after General Abdikarim Yusuf Dhagabadan, which hosts thousands who recruits and their trainers.
Some reports indicate dozens of recruits may have died in the deadly incident, a number which may exceed most recent deadly raids by faceless myrmidons targeting security forces in the Horn of Africa nation. Those injured have since been rushed to various hospitals in Mogadishu.
The rescue mission was still ongoing at the site, Captain Barre said, adding that military officers were part of the teams conducting the mission. Police officers have since taken control outside the scene of the kaboom, the seasoned officer added.
Named after General Abdikarim Yusuf Dhagabadan, a former army commander who led the offensive that forced al-Shabaab ...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all ofwhich have enough problems without them... to retreat from Mogadishu in August 2011, the military training center is used for equipping special forces in various Somali military forces.
The renowned military general was killed in the al-Shabaab raid on Sahafi hotel in Nov 2015. His efforts in combating the al-Qaeda-linked faceless myrmidons led to the naming of the military camp after him, and it has since remained one of the most appreciated military bases in the country.
Although no group is yet to take responsibility for Tuesday's deadly raid, al-Shabaab faceless myrmidons are known to unleash such attacks, targeting security forces. Early this year, al-Shabaab confessed to having used a suicide bomber in an attempt to attack a Ottoman Turkish-run military base in Somalia.
The attack comes at the time the Somali National Army [SNA] is running a series of operations in the country under the command of Chief of Defense Forces Gen Odowaa Yusuf Rageh. So far, state media confirmed, over 200 faceless myrmidons have been killed in the last three weeks.
The attack at the military base is still developing news, the Garowe Online will keep updating, including the exact number of casualties and those who were maimed.
At least 15 soldiers were killed and dozens more injured in a suicide kaboom targeting a military training camp, south of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Tuesday, police and witnesses said.
A police officer who did not want to be named told Xinhua that a jacket wallahwent kaboom! at General Dhagobadan military training camp.
"So far, we know that 15 soldiers were killed in the attack. The corpse count could rise at any moment," the officer said, adding that the casualties were mostly recruits joining the Somali National Army (SNA).
"I have counted about 15 new recruits who have been killed in the blast," said army officer Mohammed Adan, adding the toll could be higher.
Adan said the bomber was disguised among recruits queueing up outside the General Dhegobadan Military Camp when the earth-shattering kaboom occurred.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the deadliest in the capital for 18 months.
Soldiers and military facilities are common targets for al-Shabaab ...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord... , an al-Qaeda-aligned jihadist group fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu.
Hotels and security checkpoints are also commonly attacked.
Al-Shabaab rose to prominence in 2006. Despite the long deployment of African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... peacekeepers it remains a potent force even though it has lost much of the territory it once controlled.
[Garowe] At least 27 people have been arrested in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, over human trafficking offences, police said, in what is believed to have been a well-coordinated ring that comprises even more criminals.
Sadiq Aden Doodishe, the police spokesperson, told news hounds that 27 people among them two women have since been arrested, and are all waiting to be arraigned in court for human trafficking offenses.
The arrests, he added, were made between June 8 and to date, with the suspects recording various statements over the cases. It's believed that quite a number of traffickers are on the run given the cases reported in various stations in the country.
He said the suspects were responsible for trafficking youth out of the country but did not give details about the ring. Most youths are ferried out of the country to the Middle East for odd jobs and some are said to be recruited in terror groups, the spokesperson added.
The human trafficking syndicate has been operating the capital for a while, the coppers acting on a tip-off, have successfully arrested the operators. "Our officers are carrying out investigations into their cases and soon they will be taken to court to face charges," said Doodishe.
Authorities in 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... last year said they had rescued over 300 children who had been kidnapped from their families in the hope of being given rewarding jobs only to end up in the hands of human traffickers who use the children for among others, organ harvesting.
Further, police in Mogadishu rescued children aged between seven months and twelve years after bursting a trafficking ring and arrested eleven people among them, eight women. The incident took place in September 2019.
Most of those trafficked out of the country are exposed to inhumane treatment and at times are found stranded in host countries. A number of cases have been reported in Libya and the Middle East involving Somali citizens being trafficked out of the country.
Somalia is struggling with a myriad of challenges and human traffickers have often taken advantage to commit such crimes. Among others, Somalia is keen to fight terrorism and embrace political order that would minimize conflicts in the Horn of Africa nation.
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We still have to import ours. See - The Cartels. And the same party that supported it over a 150 years ago, still supports it today while condemning the entire country for it. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you that there's gambling going on here!
[AlAhram] At least 12 people were killed at the weekend in two gun attacks in central Nigeria, an area where tensions have been rising between nomadic herders and local farming communities, police and officials said.
In the first attack, button men opened fire from a car on a bar in Kuru in Jos in Plateau state, killing 10 people before driving off, local police front man Ubah Ogaba said.
"We received a report that 10 persons were rubbed out in a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South LGA by yet to be identified button men who drove in with a (Toyota) Hilux, shot sporadically and zoomed off," he said.
Police said two other people were rubbed out on Sunday in Zagun village also in Plateau.
State Governor Simon Lalong said in a statement that 12 people were killed in Kuru and five more critically maimed.
Northwest and central Nigeria have struggled with tensions between nomadic herders and farmers who tussle over control of resources, water and land.
In Jos, mainly 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... herders have been attacked and their cattle killed in some incidents, leading to reprisal attacks on ethnic Berom and Irigwe farmers in the region.
Jos in Plateau state sits on the dividing line between Nigeria's mainly Christian south and mostly Moslem north.
Most of the violence in wider Plateau state has been linked to a long-running sectarian tensions between mostly Christian farmers and Moslem herdsmen.
[OneIndia] The terror attack at Sopore, 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.... was carried out by two Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists, investigations have found.
The bandidosbandidos bully boys were identified by the police as Fayaz War and Mudasir Pandit. In the attack four coppers and four civilians were maimed. After being shifted to hospital two constables, Showkar Ahmad and Waseem Ahmed gave up the ghost.
Two civilians, Bashir Ahmad and Manzoor Ahmad Shalla, who were vegetable vendors too gave up the ghost. The Jammu and Kashmir police in a statement said that they stand by the deaders at such a critical juncture.
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Officials tell OneIndia that the attack was planned and executed by Lashkar-e-Tayiba bandidosbandidos bully boys War and Pandit. The reconnaissance was conducted by the two along with a foreign (Pakistain) terrorist, the official also said.
The Lashkar-e-Tayiba has off late stepped up operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier this month, a front of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba which calls itself People's Anti Fascist Front grabbed credit for the killing of BJP councillor Rakesh Pandita when he was visiting his friend's house in the Tral area of Pulwama district, officials said here. The front said that Pandita was involved in creating a network of informers.
If the Hindus believe that their evil designs can take roots in Kashmir, then it is delusional of a great magnitude. We have an eye on every activity and will deal with them appropriately, the release signed by the spokesperson of the front, Tanveer Ahmad Rather said.
The People's Anti Fascist Front is an ISI construct, armed and trained in the same gear and routines as Lashkar muj, and most of its elements known to the previous Lashkar arrestees. It's the same as the Resistance Front, only a name for the jihadist arm of Pakistain to hide behind.
Branding a locally recruited jihad faction as an indigenous Indian Antifa is an attempt to dissociate it from islam and ride on the far-left ticket, pass off as youth disgruntled with our authoritarianism.
We have some of that going on here, too. Not separate organizations, but the children of those linked to jihad being loudly super woke, a different path to conquest. The daughter of the honourable Representative from Detroit, Ilhan Omar is one, and today we have the story of Virginia school board member Abrar Omeish , one of the four children of uber-connected Muslim Brotherhood emir Dr. Esam Omeish.
The problem persists only because our constitutions are too self-righteous and inflexible to serve our societies in conditions which have changed considerably from when these silly documents were written. But men still see the value in them, sometimes even more than in themselves.
Problems which we have thus incubated over centuries of 'intellectual refinement' have now matured into civilizational threats, while our own laws have emasculated us into acceptance of just about anything.
In which Deutsche Welle looks at only one side of the situation, privileging the romantic killers on Pakistan’s payroll over the peaceful natives they’ve been trying to conquer.
[DW] Militant attacks on India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party politicians 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.... have intensified since New Delhi abrogated the region's special constitutional status.
On June 2, anxiety and trepidation engulfed south Kashmir's Tral town when turbans rubbed out a local leader of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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At the moment BJP leaders and workers are so numerous and their fervor so... fervent, the entire crop of them are willing to be martyred. And Modi knows that double the amount can be raised overnight. There are not as many muslims in all of India as there are prospective BJP leaders.
[Rudaw] Villagers in northern Duhok witnessed intense festivities between the Ottoman Turkish military and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Sunday night.
Ottoman Turkish forces and the PKK were engaged in a fierce battle for more than an hour near the village of Hiror in Kani Masi sub-district.
"After 9:00 pm Ottoman Turkish warplanes bombed Qomri valley. After 10:00 pm, the Ottoman Turkish army launched helicopter Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s on Hiror village," Eyad Hirori, who lives in the village, told Rudaw on Sunday. "Fire broke out in the area, and the bombardment continued."
There were no casualties in the village, Hassan Ahmed, a student from the village, told Rudaw English on Monday.
The PKK is an armed Kurdish group that has fought the Ottoman Turkish state for decades, seeking increased rights of Kurds. It has bases in the Kurdistan Region mountains. Ankara considers it a threat to its national security and frequently sends fighter jets, attack helicopters, drones, and ground troops across the border to fight the group.
In late April, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... launched Operations Claw-Lightning and Claw-Thunderbolt against the PKK in the Metina and Avashin areas of northern Duhok, near the border. A goal of the operation is to block PKK movements between its bases in the Kurdistan Region and Turkey and Syria.
In May, the Ottoman Turkish army set up at least one outpost near Hiror.
"The Ottoman Turkish army once entered the village to tell residents they don't need to leave their homes because they won't be harmed. The Hiror villagers are so courageous that they would not evacuate their village," the student Ahmed said.
The conflict has, however, driven away tourists from Hiror.
[Rudaw] One person died in width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:gray;' title='an explosion'>a kaboom in Halabja on Monday. Police suspect it was a suicide.
The victim, identified as a 29-year-old man, "went to the park at 9am and greeted the two gardeners. Then, he moved away from them and shortly a sound was heard," Asayish (security forces) said in a statement submitted to Rudaw.
Kazim Abdullah, head of Halabja police, initially told Rudaw it was not clear whether the earth-shattering kaboom in the town’s Sharawani neighborhood was caused by an improvised bomb (IED), boom belt, or something else.
Asayish forces are investigating the incident and have reached the initial conclusion that "it was a suicide, which was carried out with a sound grenade."
Not terribly effective, if all he kaboomed was himself.
[Rudaw] An Iraqi criminal court handed down two death sentence ...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead... s to a senior al-Qaeda religious leader member, the Supreme Judicial Council announced on Monday.
The unnamed person was the Sharia Mufti of al-Qaeda in Salahddin province, the Supreme Judicial Council stated. He confessed to working as a religious mufti in the terror group and to being a founding member of al-Qaeda in Shirqat, 250 kilometres north of Baghdad. He had several meetings with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaeda’s former leader in Iraq who was killed in a US Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... in 2006.
"The terrorist admitted to issuing fatwas for killing members of the army and police, in addition to his participation in several kidnappings and murders, and his targeting of Peshmerga forces," the judicial council stated.
He also worked with 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 (ISIS) as head of the information department in southern djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... , and he purchased weapons and distributed salaries to ISIS members.
That sounds more like working for than merely working with...
After the US occupation of Iraq in 2003, holy warrior groups emerged in the country, including al-Qaeda, which grabbed credit for kidnappings and killings of civilians, and foreign and Iraqi soldiers.
A 2005 Iraq law carries the death penalty for anyone convicted of terrorism, which can include membership in an holy warrior group even if they are not accused of specific acts. In January, Iraq approved death sentences for more than 340 people with charged with terrorism and other criminal offenses.
International observers have expressed concern about the trials and detention conditions of people held on terror charges, including the use of the death penalty for both Iraqi and foreign nationals convicted of involvement with ISIS, the use of violence and torture in prisons, and overcrowding in facilities holding ISIS suspects and their families.
[Rudaw] The Iraqi army launched a new military operation on Monday, pursuing 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 (ISIS) snuffies in the north and west, the military’s Security Media Cell announced.
The "Lions of the Peninsula" operation focuses in the Jazeera region in Anbar, western Nineveh, and Salahaddin provinces, with the support of the air force, said spokesperson for the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, General Yehia Rasool.
Iraqi security forces have conducted several operations against ISIS already in June. On Saturday, a large-scale security operation was launched to track down ISIS cells south of djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... . A similar operation took place earlier in the month between Kifri and Tuz Khurmatu in Diyala, with the cooperation the Peshmerga and French forces of the global coalition.
The coalition said in a tweet on Monday that Iraqi security forces killed three faceless myrmidons and seized dozens of IEDs and weapons between June 5 and 11.
ISIS swept across Iraq and Syria, seizing control of swathes of territory in 2014. It was declared territorially defeated in Iraq in December 2017 and in Syria in March 2019, but remains a threat on both sides of the border where snuffies carry out bombings, hit-and-run attacks, and abductions.
[Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",] Clashes break out between a group of Paleostinian protesters and IDF troops on the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... border amid tensions over this afternoon’s planned flag march in Jerusalem.
One Paleostinian was reportedly shot in the leg, suffering light injuries.
^ Steel trap, there! Almost mentioned that this morning myself, but had no idea whether it's prevalent or propaganda... and then my mind's eye couldn't quite distinguish between heavy bbl and sorpresa... and then I fell asleep. ;-)
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[IsraelTimes] After two dozen fires in southern Israel, army says it struck Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", ’terror sites’ in Khan Yunis and Gazoo City; initial Paleostinian reports say none injured.
The IDF carried out a series of Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s throughout the Gazoo
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[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish intelligence services arrested a top 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) official who was accused of planning a large-scale terrorist attack in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... during an operation within Syria, state media reported on Tuesday.
The MIT launched an operation to capture Kasim Guler, also known as Abu Usame al Turki, after they discovered that he was allegedly preparing to launch an attack by crossing the border from Syrian territory to Turkey, state-owned Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. Guler, who is suspected of being responsible for activities in Turkey, was listed among the most wanted turbans by the Interior Ministry.
Turkey's wanted list is color-coded with red representing the most wanted. Other levels are blue, green, orange, and gray.
ISIS members are often arrested in Istanbul as part of counterterrorism operations, however this is the first red category arrest in the country, according to Anadolu
Guler held a senior position in the terrorist group, he was referred to as the financial officer of ISIS in Russia, Europa ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... and Turkey.
According to AA, Guler was preparing to enter Turkey illegally.
Late May, they arrested eight suspected ISIS members in a series of operations in the city.
At least 26 ISIS suspects were arrested in Istanbul in April. Eighteen suspects were arrested in March, 16 of whom were foreign nationals.
Turkey is a member of the Global Coalition Against ISIS (ISIS), formed in 2014 after ISIS seized large parts of Iraq and Syria.
However, the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits... Turkey has been accused of financially and militarily supporting ISIS, according to a report from a former UN advisor, a claim that Ankara continually denies.
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[Rudaw] One person was killed and four people were maimed in a boom-mobileing in the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin on Tuesday, local media reported.
The blast took place near the entrance to the town of Kafr Jannah, in close vicinity to pro-Ottoman Turkish military checkpoints, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The car was on its way to Afrin, according to North Press Agency.
Afrin is a Kurdish-majority region in Syria’s northwest. Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) took control of the area after regime forces re-deployed to defend Arab-majority areas against rebels after the start of the Syrian uprising in 2011.
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... and its Syrian proxies invaded Afrin in March 2018, forcing hundreds of thousands of people — mostly Kurds — to flee to other areas controlled by the YPG, especially Shahba, north of Aleppo. Since the invasion, there have been several explosions and boom-mobileings in the Afrin region and the YPG has sporadically clashed with Ottoman Turkish-backed militias who are accused of committing war crimes.
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