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Seven killed in latest Kashmir fighting
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Taliban Using Young Boys as Honey Traps: Killing Hundreds
Snip. Duplicate. We had this story twice yesterday: once as a comment and a second time as anarticle.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/17/2016 05:08 || Comments || Link || [336100 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  my sympathy meter's in the shop
Posted by: Frank G || 06/17/2016 10:17 Comments || Top||

#2  They have homosexual pedophilia, we have a compromised legal system.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 06/17/2016 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Insider attacks by child slaves
I've got no problem with it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2016 13:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Darwinism in action.
Posted by: Eohippus Snore8229 || 06/17/2016 14:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Taliban knows its audience.
Posted by: Iblis || 06/17/2016 14:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Watch the outstanding VICE documentary to see our child raping security partners the Afghan Police in action.

"This Is What Winning Looks Like"
Posted by: Betty Dingle3997 || 06/17/2016 15:30 Comments || Top||

#7  Watch the outstanding VICE documentary to see our child raping security partners the Afghan Police in action.

That won't be necessary. I believe you.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/17/2016 17:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Unless I've missed something - methinks the Talibunnies are doing it wrong.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/17/2016 23:44 Comments || Top||

Gunmen Storm Paghman Mosque, Three Civilians Killed
Gunmen on Wednesday stormed a mosque in Paghman district of Kabul province killing at least three people and wounding three others.

The attack happened while the people were praying inside the mosque. The gunmen were apparently wearing military uniforms.

"We were praying when they opened fire, they killed our friends. I was near the window and escaped from there," eye witness Ezmarai Khan said.

"The security situation is deteriorating in the area. Landmines are exploding, bridges are being blown up, they even attacked us inside the mosque," Paghman resident Mohammad Imran said.

It is said that two of the dead in the mosque attack were government employees.

Shaifullah, a resident of Paghman whose brother was also killed in the attack, said that the presence of Daesh and Taliban in Paghman is concerning.

"They killed several police officers near the bridge, but no one cares about it. The government is lying when they tell us everything is OK in Paghman, Daesh and Taliban are in Paghman, " he said.

Kabul police have so far not commented on the issue.

Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336072 views] Top|| File under:

Coordinated suicide attack foiled in Jalalabad city, 8 suspects arrested
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A coordinated suicide kaboom plot by the Talibs was foiled by the Afghan intelligence operatives in eastern 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..

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said a group of 8 Taliban holy warriors were placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in connection to the attack plot.

According to a statement by NDS, the group was looking to carry out the attack in Jalalabad city, the quiet provincial capital of Nangarhar province.

The statement further added that 3 rifles including 2 Ak-47s, 2 pistols, 1 Improvised Explosive Device, 1 remote control, and 2 hand grenades were confiscated by the intelligence operatives which the Lions of Islam were looking to use for the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336069 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Coordinated
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2016 13:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't it embarrassing when you go to a formal event and another woman is wearing the same designer bag as you?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/17/2016 14:54 Comments || Top||

#3  hefty bags come in designer colors now?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/17/2016 14:57 Comments || Top||

5 militants killed in Uruzgan airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five Death Eaters were killed in an Arclight airstrike carried out by the Afghan Air Force in southern Uruzgan province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the village of Sang Andaz in Charchino district targeting the hideout of the terrorists.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including the Taliban gunnies have not commented regarding the report so far.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where anti-government armed krazed killer groups are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

At least 9 Talibs including the group’s two top leaders were killed during separate festivities with the Afghan cops in this province late last month.

The 205th Atal Corps of the Afghan National Army said the group’s shadow governor Mawlavi Jan Agha and military commission chief Asadullah were among those killed.

In the meantime, the Talibs carried out a deadly attack on the Afghan army posts in Dehrawood district, leaving at least 10 soldiers martyred and 12 others missing.

Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336073 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

District governor killed in Bamyan province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A district administrative chief in central Bamyan province has been killed apparently in a bandidos bandidos Death Eaters ambush late on Wednesday night.

Local officials in Bamyan confirmed that the district governor of Kohmard Mohammad Hadi was killed as he was on his way from the center of the city to Saighan and Kohmard district.

Provincial governor’s front man Abdul Rahman Ahmadi said Mohammad Hadi was killed in an attack in Chinar Sokhta area.

No group including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind the incident so far.

Kohmard is located around 100 kilometers away in north of the central city of Bamyan and is considered as one of the restive districts of Bamyan province.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336094 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
AMISOM troops’ convoy targeted in blasts, 4 dead
At least four people, among them two women are known to have been killed in roadside bombs and gun attack on a military convoy belonging to the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The attack happened outside Golweyn after landmine exploded as the convoy of AMISOM personnel snaked its way in the area enroute to Barawe city, Lower shabelle region on Thursday. The AU troops convoy left Mogadishu days ago.

Al Shabaab fighters and AMISOM forces have engaged in a fierce gunfire following the IEDs blasts reportedly struck one of the armored vehicles of AU soldiers, according to reports. An military vehicle included in the convoy was destroyed in the land-mine explosion.

No word from AMISOM on the attack, which was the latest in string of roadside bombings and ambush attacks on SNA and Au troops’ convoys travelling in the volatile Lower Shabelle region.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336100 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Masked gunmen shoot dead 2 policemen in Egypt’s Al-Arish
[AlAhram] Two coppers were rubbed out on Thursday morning in Al Arish of North Sinai, Egypt’s interior ministry said.

Four masked gunnies approached the house where the two coppers were staying in the North Sinai quiet provincial capital Al-Arish and opened fire on them, the ministry added in a statement.

Egypt has seen a spike in turban activity since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, with most of the attacks occurring in the North Sinai region bordering the Gazoo Strip.

The violence has mainly targeted police and army personnel and at times has occurred in the capital Cairo and other places on the Egyptian mainland.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || [336071 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

Libya car bombing kills 10 anti-ISIS fighters
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A suicide boom-mobileing on Thursday killed 10 members of forces allied to Libya's unity government who are fighting the ISIS hard boy group, hospital sources said.

"Ten dead and seven maimed were brought in... after a suicide kaboom carried out by ISIS (ISIS) in Abu Grein," 130 kilometres (80 miles) west of the coastal city of Sirte, said a source at the central hospital in Misrata, from where the pro-unity government forces have launched an offensive.

The forces allied to the Government of National Accord (GNA) captured the town of Abu Grein on May 17 as they advanced on Sirte, the hard boys' stronghold in Libya.

Thirty-two people were killed and 50 maimed in a car-kaboom in Abu Grein the next day targeting the forces allied with the GNA.

The military command of the anti-ISIS operation said that two other car-bombings inside Sirte itself were foiled on Thursday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336074 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

ISIS Deploys Waves Of Suicide Bombers As Libya Stronghold Poised To Fall
[DAILYCALLER] 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....
unleashed two waves of jacket wallahs on pro-government Libyan forces in a last ditch defense of the group’s stronghold in the country.

More than 16 pro-government Libyan militia fighters were killed in the assault while continuing to rid ISIS from its coastal stronghold in the city of Sirte. ISIS has killed around 180 Libyan militia fighters since the siege began in May, though the terrorist group has lost significant ground in the last few weeks.

Libyan forces have retaken the city’s air base, port and several barracks. They also secured a symbolic victory by knocking down a stage in the middle of the city that was once used by ISIS to conduct executions and beheadings.

ISIS forces remaining in Sirte have more or less been cornered, but that does not mean they are not dangerous. As has been the case in Iraq, when ISIS loses territory, it can still strike with deadly force through suicide kabooms behind enemy lines.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336077 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Subsaharan
Bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, found in Niger desert
That's one way to reduce competition when the population pressure gets to be a bit much...
[FRANCE24] The bodies of 34 migrants colonists, including 20 children, who were abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach neighbouring Algeria were found in the Niger desert last week, authorities said Wednesday.

"Thirty-four people, including five men, nine women and 20 children died trying to cross the desert," Niger's interior ministry said in a statement.

"They probably died of thirst, as is often the case, and they were found near Assamaka," a security source told AFP, referring to a border post between Niger and Algeria.

"(The migrants colonists) were abandoned by people smugglers," the statement added, and only two of the bodies have so far been identified -- a man and a 26-year-old woman both from Niger.

Temperatures in the region can reach a brutal 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit), with blinding sandstorms tearing across the desert.

The hostile conditions mean that only a fraction of those who die trying to cross the area are ever found.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336071 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

Great White North
One dead, several wounded after stabbings at Canada medical clinic
One person is dead and multiple people were injured after a stabbing in a medical clinic building in Calgary, Alberta, on Thursday, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said he did not have any information on what had happened to the attacker and was waiting for further updates from investigators at the scene.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/17/2016 11:44 || Comments || Link || [336102 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There are Amish in Calgary?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2016 13:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Lutherans!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/17/2016 14:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Someone get tired of the long waits?
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/17/2016 14:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Let me guess. An AR-15 [assault weapon] suddenly grabbed a knife and started stabbing people?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/17/2016 14:43 Comments || Top||

#5  On the thirteenth day of Ramadan, my true love gave to me:

One dead and a bunch of stab-bings
Posted by: charger || 06/17/2016 17:26 Comments || Top||

#6  not a terrorist thing

man stabbed doctor he thought was having a affair w his wife
Posted by: lord garth || 06/17/2016 19:55 Comments || Top||

43 deportees arrive, one refused entry
[DAWN] RAWALPINDI: The Pak authorities on Wednesday accepted 42 Paks deported from the United Kingdom, while one individual was not accepted and was sent back on the same flight.

According to a senior Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official, the 43 deportees were detained by immigration officials at the Benazir Bhutto
... 11th Prime Minister of Pakistain in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, founder of the Pakistain People's Party, who was murdered at the instigation of General Ayub Khan. She was murdered in her turn by person or persons unknown while campaigning in late 2007. Suspects include, to note just a few, Baitullah Mehsud, General Pervez Musharraf, the ISI, al-Qaeda in Pakistain, and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, who shows remarkably little curiosity about who done her in...
International Airport (BBIA) for several hours for questioning, and all but one were allowed to leave after verification that they were Paks.

man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
Mohammad Azam, whose father Talib Hussain is a resident of Bahawalnagar, was sent back on the same flight after his documents could not be verified by the interior ministry.

"A special flight brought 43 Paks who were charged with overstay in the UK ‐ 42 of them were verified by the Ministry of Interior and their further verification was processed at the step of the aircraft. After verifying bio data, they were brought into the international arrivals lounge," the FIA deputy director said.

Their bio data forms and immigration was carried out by the FIA’s Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC).

None of the deportees were allowed to disembark the plane until their verification had been completed.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336079 views] Top|| File under:

Baker shot dead in ‘sectarian’ attack
[DAWN] A Hafiz-e-Koran bakery owner was rubbed out in a suspected sectarian attack in Shah Faisal Colony on Wednesday noon, police said.
A hafiz-e-koran is somebody's who's memorized the entire Koran. Doing that makes your doughnuts really, really tasty. They're kinda like Zam-Zam water, only can can dunk 'em.
They added that two suspects riding a cycle of violence stormed ’Choice Bakery’ located in main bazaar in Shah Faisal Colony-4 and fired at its owner, Hafiz Mohammed Sajjad, 27, and fled. He sustained critical bullet wounds and was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where doctors pronounced him dead
He's dead, Jim!
on arrival. He sustained wounds on his neck, said Dr Seemin Jamali.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336074 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi

#1  Dam*ed Bakers, they keep giving me donuts with holes!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/17/2016 13:45 Comments || Top||

#2  maybe he refused to bake a cake for the wedding of that 50-year-old man and the 8 year old...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/17/2016 14:54 Comments || Top||

Seven killed in latest Kashmir fighting
[Iran Press TV] At least five pro-independence fighters and two Indian soldiers have been killed in a series of separate festivities across the restive disputed Himalayan region of Kashmire, military sources say.

Military front man Col. Nitin N. Joshi announced that at least four Kashmiris and one soldier were killed during fierce fighting on Thursday in Tangdhar sector along the de facto border that divides the restive territory into India- and Pakistain- controlled parts.

Joshi also alleged that the four men had crossed into the Indian-controlled Kashmire from the Pak side.

According to the front man, one Kashmiri and an Indian trooper were killed and four other soldiers maimed in a similar firefight in the Machil area on Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

8 ISIS troops bereft of life in Kirkuk die to airstrike
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk said on Thursday, that eight ISIS elements had been killed in an aerial bombing by the international coalition southwest of the province.

According to information shared by a security source, “The international coalition aviation bombarded, today, sites belonging to the ISIS in the vicinity of al-Rashad (35 km southwest of Kirkuk), resulting in the destruction of two vehicles carrying eight [ISIS] militants that had attempted to approach the Peshmerga positions.”

The information added, “The air strikes by the international coalition contributed significantly in paralyzing the movement of ISIS and killing tens of [ISIS] elements.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336077 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi Forces Press Terrorists in Fallujah
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Iraqi forces continued on Thursday striking ISIS forces of Evil in Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
controlling al-khodor, al-Khdeir, and al-Salem areas and isolating al-Ersan town in southeastern the city.

In Heet district, the Iraqi army launched an artillery attack on ISIS gatherings, killing or injuring many of them.

The Iraqi forces, backed by the Popular Mobilization Forces, have launched since several weeks a military campaign to liberate Fallujah from ISIS terrorists, achieving considerable progress in preparation for regaining the whole city which lies in Anbar province.
Posted by: Fred || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336077 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antics: 72+ dead

Iraqi forces cut road, bridge into Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday, that the security forces cut off the road which links between the industrial neighborhood and Nazal neighborhood in the city of Fallujah.

The officials said in a press statement obtained by Iraqi News, “The Commando Regiment of Baghdad Operations as well as the [army’s] Sixth Division cut off the road linking between the industrial neighborhood and Nazal neighborhood in Fallujah,” adding that, “The commando Regiment of the 11th Division gained control over a bridge and a [security] post at the main entrance of Fallujah and raised the Iraqi flag over it.”

Iraqi reinforcements arrive in Haditha

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Leadership of al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Anbar province announced on Thursday, that military reinforcement from the army had arrived in Haditha District in preparation for the liberation of the areas located west of Anbar.

Head of Intelligence of al-Somoud brigade in Haditha, Lieutenant Colonel Nazim al-Jaghaifi, said in a statement received by Iraqi News, “This morning, armored reinforcements from Iraqi army arrived in Haditha District, west of Ramadi, in preparation for the liberation of the areas of Ena, Rawa, Qaim, Heet vicinity and al-Baghdadi west of Anbar.”

Jaghaifi added, “The liberation operations of those areas will be launched in the coming few days,” pointing out that, “The security forces will start liberating the areas of Heet and Haditha as well as al-Baghdadi [district] then will liberate Rawa, Qaim and al-Obeidi [areas].”

Iraqi security forces say 25 percent of Fallujah is theirs

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Federal Police Command announced on Thursday liberating 25 percent of the areas of Fallujah from the ISIS control during the last phase of the liberation operations, while pointed out to the killing of 232 ISIS members during the battles in Fallujah.

Federal Police Chief Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, “The Federal Police troops managed during the last phase of Fallujah liberation operations to liberate 25 percent of the city,” pointing out that, “The liberated areas are so far al-Khadra, al-Resala, Jubail, Fallujah Dam, Residential Block, Nazim, al-Shuhada, Sewage station and Fallujah Gas Factory.”

“The Federal Police forces also managed to kill 194 ISIS members and 38 foreign snipers during these battles. in addition to destroying 47 hostile targets, 26 booby-trapped vehicles, as well as detonating 270 IEDs, 13 booby-trapped houses and 16 anti-aircraft systems,” he also added.

12 ISIS Bad Guys die in artillery attack near Heet

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of al-Jazeerah Operations, Maj. Gen. Qasim al-Muhammadi, announced on Thursday killing 12 ISIS elements in the area of al-Doulab west of Heet.

Muhammadi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The artillery of the army’s Seventh Division of al-Jazeerah Operations had managed to shell one of the ISIS shelters in the area of al-Doulab west of Heet (70 km west of Ramadi), resulting in the complete destruction of the shelter,” adding that, “The shelling led to the death of 12 terrorists that were present inside the shelter.”

20 ISIS troops Tango Uniform in Fallujah fighting

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Fallujah Shield Brigade Command announced on Thursday, that 20 ISIS members were killed during the liberation battles of the western axis of Fallujah, while pointed out that the security forces foiled a suicide attack launched by ISIS using three booby-trapped vehicles.

The commander of Fallujah Shield Brigade, Colonel Majid al-Mohamadi, said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, “This morning, joint forces carried out a military operation to liberate the remaining areas in the western axis of Fallujah, including the areas of al-Halabesa, al-Basateen and the banks of Euphrates River, while managed to kill 20 ISIS members and destroy four booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers.”

Mohamadi added, “The joint security forces managed to open three routes for the passage of tanks and armored vehicles from al-Falahat railway area and al-Halabesa orchards road in order to advance into the areas controlled by ISIS in western Fallujah, as well as evacuating 900 families and transferring them to Amiriyah vicinity.”

40 ISIS Turbans pining for the fjords near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, Anbar Police Command announced, that 40 ISIS members were killed in northern Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), while pointed out to the destruction of three vehicles belonging to the ISIS.

Anbar Police Chief, Major General Hadi Kassar Zerig, said in a press statement, a copy of which was received by Iraqi News, “This morning, security forces managed to repel an attack launched by ISIS on the areas of Zankora and al-Jazeera in the northern axis of Ramadi,” pointing out that, “The battles resulted in the killing of 40 ISIS members, as well as destructing three vehicles equipped with medium and heavy weapons.”

Zerig added, “The security situation in Ramadi is under control of the security forces.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336081 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die

2 kops die in bomb attack in al-Yusufiyah

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday, that five police elements had been either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device that targeted their patrol in southern Baghdad.

According to information shared by the source, and also followed by Iraqi News, it was stated, “This morning, an improvised explosive device exploded on a police patrol while it was passing in al-Yusufiyah vicinity in southern Baghdad, killing two of its members and wounding three others with different injuries, as well as inflicting material damage on the vehicle.”

“Ambulances rushed to the area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department,” the information added.
Posted by: badanov || 06/17/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336073 views] Top|| File under:

Palestinian teen said shot by PA forces in East Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] Abbas’s coppers conduct arrests in Kafr Aqab, apparently violating Israeli illusory sovereignty; 15-year-old seriously maimed in shootout

Paleostinian Authority police forces operating in East Jerusalem, outside their area of jurisdiction, shot and seriously maimed a Paleostinian teen on Wednesday, Walla News reported.

While Israel’s Civil Administration had authorized PA activity in nearby Qalandiya, PA forces reportedy entered Kafr Aqab, which is under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Municipality and thus under Israeli rule, the news site reported.

During the operation to arrest suspects on criminal-related activity, PA coppers entered into a shootout with armed criminals. A 15-year-old teenager was caught in the crossfire and was shot in the head.

He was evacuated to receive medical treatment in Ramallah.

PA officials said they were investigating the incident, and said it was not yet clear whether the teen had been hit by coppers’s fire or by that of the gunnies.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/17/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || [336073 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

Southeast Asia
Four Indonesians Jailed over IS-Linked Terror Plot
An Indonesian bombmaker inspired by an Islamic State extremist was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for plotting to blow up a Buddhist temple on Java island.

The court heard that Ibad, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, received funding and guidance for the attack from Bahrum Naim, a radical Islamist linked to the January suicide attacks in Jakarta that left eight people dead.

Three others -- Sugiyanto, Saifudin and Yus Karman -- were also found guilty of terrorist offenses in a Jakarta court and sentenced to four years and eight months over their role in the failed bomb plot.

Ibad's lawyer said his client had been lured by Naim through social media to carry out an attack. The two had known each other for many years before Naim traveled to Syria and rose to notoriety among Indonesian extremists fighting for the so-called Islamic State group.

"Ibad is Bahrun Naim's childhood friend," the lawyer Kamsi told AFP outside the East Jakarta courtroom.

"Naim lured Ibad to join him by saying it was easy to get a job in Syria, and told him to detonate a bomb in Solo."

Naim sent cash via an Indonesian bank to fund the operation, the court was told. Ibad handled the cash and recruited the others to find a suitable target in Solo, a midsize city on the main island of Java.

The group assembled a bomb but were arrested by police just days before launching their attack.

A sustained crackdown in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, weakened many of the most dangerous extremist networks responsible for a string of deadly homegrown attacks during the 2000s.

But the attack in downtown Jakarta earlier this year, the first claimed by IS in Southeast Asia, sparked fears of a resurgence in militancy.

Police alleged Naim masterminded the attack from Syria, where his exact whereabouts remain unknown. Four militants and four civilians died in the coordinated suicide bomb and gun attacks carried out in broad daylight in the Indonesian capital.

Police believe hundreds of Indonesians have traveled to Syria to fight with militant groups including IS.
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Air Strikes Target Aleppo Hours into Truce
Air strikes pounded through Syrian Opposition-held parts of Aleppo just hours into an announced 48-hour ceasefire and fighting carried on in and around the northern Syrian city, monitors and witnesses said.

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city before the civil war with a population of more than two million people, has been divided for years into the Opposition and and Bashar al-Assad supporting forces. Capturing the city is one of Assad’s key strategic objectives.

Russia, an ally of Syria, announced the truce there on Thursday but did not name parties who had agreed to it. There has been no public comment on the truce announcement from Assad’s forces or from factions fighting his forces.

The Britain-based monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said aerial bombardments hit a number of neighborhoods in the opposition-held sector and that there were reports of one death and some injuries.

“There were strikes on a number of residential areas causing fires and damage. The truce was supposed to have come into effect at 12 midnight, but now there is no truce,” Bebars Mishal, a civil defense chief working in rebel-held areas of Aleppo said.

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said an air strike had put one of Aleppo’s biggest hospitals out of service. It was not immediately clear if strikes had hit the 64-bed MSF-supported Omar Bin Abdulaziz hospital directly or nearby, and the extent of damage remains unknown.

MSF condemned the continued attacks on healthcare in Syria on its Twitter account and said it was “extremely worried about (the) potential impact on people’s access to healthcare” in the city.

Two residents in Aleppo said there had been a number of barrel bombs dropped from helicopters and aerial attacks on Thursday within the city.

The opposition-held part of Aleppo has been cut off in the past two weeks from the outside world as an escalation in air and artillery strikes on the only road in has made journeys perilous and put hundreds of thousands of people under effective siege.

North of Aleppo, air strikes have hit the villages of Anadan, Hayan and Hariyatan. South of Aleppo, ferocious fighting went on between the Syrian Opposition and Assad and allied forces, which include fighters from Lebanese so-called Hezbollah. This area has seen territory lost and gained by both sides this week.

Humanitarian organizations said the fighting was making it impossible to deliver aid. “The longer the fighting continues, the more people will suffer. In Aleppo the situation is already dire and it will get even more difficult,” a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
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Syrian Army Advances in Latakia, Kills 16 Terrorists
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army managed on Thursday to put the murderous Moslems in the line of its fire in Kels, Shahroura, Sarraf and Hajjar east of the town of Rabia in Latakia northern countryside.

The Syrian army and allies also clashed with the murderous Moslems in Jabal al-Turkman, killing 16 of them.

The Syrian army also struck an ISIS terrorist group, mostly foreigners, who attacked a military post at the triangle of al- Rassafe in the western countryside of Raqqa province, according to SANA.

Syrian army in cooperation with popular defense groups, backed by Syrian and Russian air forces, began on 2 June a wide military operation on Athriya-Khanaser- al-Tabqa axis that resulted so far to establish control over Zakia-Deir Haffer crossroads, Abu al-Zain mountains, al-Masbah area, Abu al-Alaaj village, power and oil pumping plants, two oil fields, Harbiyat and Anbaj villages and al-Safeeh triangle at Habari field.

The Syrian army units targeted monitoring and reconnaissance position for al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-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 (Qaeda branch in the Levant) terrorist organization east of al-Khuder Hill, 7 km east of Daraa city, a military source told SANA.
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Fighting continues in northern Aleppo
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Clashes broke out on Thursday between Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Islamist fighters in the city of Aleppo, in northern Syria.

The clashes erupted after Islamist fighters of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement and al-Nusra Front [al-Qaeda branch in Syria] tried to infiltrate into the YPG-held Kurdish district of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo.

“Nine Islamists were killed in the clashes, where the YPG repelled their attempt to hit the Kurdish district of Sheikh Maqsoud. Also, fourteen others were wounded and taken hostage by our units,” YPG spokesman Hassan Jammo told ARA News in Aleppo.

On the other hand, at least two YPG fighters and five civilians were reportedly injured in the clashes.

“Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham started their offensive by firing mortar shells on residential buildings in Sheikh Maqsoud, and then tried to infiltrate into the district from the eastern axis, but our fighters responded by firing heavy machine guns. The extremist groups were eventually forced to withdraw,” the Kurdish official added.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Syrian Edtion

ISIS jihadis crucify civilians for breaking Ramadan fast

ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) arrested a number of civilians in Syria’s northeastern Deir ez-Zor province for breaking the Ramadan fast, activists and eyewitnesses reported on Thursday.

The arrestees were publicly flogged then crucified in the city of al-Mayadeen in Deir ez-Zor on Thursday evening.

“The ISIS-led Hisba Police arrested 11 people in Mayadeen for breaking the Ramadan fast. They were flogged with 50 lashes each, and then crucified in the market square downtown,” local media activist Yassir al-Farhan told ARA News.

“Hundreds of people witnessed the brutal punishment. ISIS is trying to terrorise the people through conducting such punishments in public,” the source said.

Eyewitnesses told ARA News that an ISIS official from the Sharia Court of Deir ez-Zor read a statement to the public before flogging and crucifying the victims, saying there is no excuse for any Muslim citizen to break the fast of holy Ramadan.

Similar cases were reported in the city of Abu Kamal, where ISIS militants punished at least eight civilians by crucifying them on electricity poles for deliberately breaking fast.

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, media activist Saray ad-Din reported that since the start of Ramadan, ISIS brutal crackdown on civilians has mounted in the province.

“According to ISIS rules, every citizen, no matter his/her age or health condition, is obliged to fast Ramadan, otherwise would be punished by flogging and crucifixion,” the local activist said.
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