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Man arrested after suspected homemade explosive device found at Vereeniging, South Africa mosque
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Jordanian Arrested for Smuggling Illegal Aliens From Yemen Across the U.S.-Mexico Border
[Townhall] The Department of Justice announced Monday afternoon a Jordanian national has been arrested after allegedly smuggling a number of special interest illegal aliens from Yemen into the United States through the southern border with Mexico. Special interest aliens come from countries with ties to terrorism and pose a significant risk to the safety of Americans.

Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi, who lives in Mexico, was arrested at JFK airport in New York. Aldairi is accused of being paid in 2017 to work as a human smuggler and trafficking six illegal aliens into the U.S. through Texas. Accrording to prosecutors, Aldairi worked with others on the scheme.

"Aldairi allegedly smuggled six Yemeni citizens across the Mexican border and into the United States," Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski released in a statement. "Alien smuggling puts our national security at risk, and the Criminal Division is dedicated to enforcing our immigration laws and disrupting the flow of illegal aliens into the United States."

Aldairi is currently being held in New York and will be transferred to Texas for prosecution.

"The arrest of Aldairi showcases HSI’s unique ability to coordinate investigative efforts across international boundaries with multiple countries and different agencies throughout the U.S. Government," said Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden said. "Attacking the leader/organizers of illicit international pathways for aliens from certain countries of interest will always be a priority of HSI."

The number of special interest aliens in the United States has increased over the years and the majority of illegal aliens in the U.S. are no longer from Mexico according to Pew Research.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/01/2018 09:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  special interest illegal aliens
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/01/2018 12:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Why not just shoot him?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/01/2018 21:15 Comments || Top||

#3  With a FnF gun
Posted by: Frank G || 08/01/2018 22:40 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Woman and her teenage daughter shot to death by Taliban militants
[KhaamaPress] A woman and her teenage daughter were shot to death by the Talibs in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the local security officials said.

The officials further added that the incident took place in the vicinity of Kohistan
...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns....
district earlier today.

According to the officials, the Talibs shot the woman and her daughter after accusing the woman that her husband is having links with the public uprising forces.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where both the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and snuffies affiliated with the other Lion of Islam groups are actively operating.

Today’s incident has taken place amid sharp rise in the cases of violence against the women.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  So if the Taliban thinks it's OK to go after the families of people they don't like, I think it's only fair to return the favor.
Posted by: gorb || 08/01/2018 10:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Looking at history the average muslim fighter is only good at killing unarmed women.

islam makes you want to kill, but stops you being any good at it.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/01/2018 13:53 Comments || Top||


Paktia Particularities: 203rd kill/capture 20 turbans, turbans snatch 22 innocents from bus


20 militants killed, wounded, suspected Pak militant held in Paktia operations

[KhaamaPress] At least eight snuffies were killed and a suspected Pak murderous Moslem was incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
during the operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in southeastern Paktia province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the Afghan armed forces conducted operations based on intelligence tip in Zurmat district, leaving at least eight snuffies dead.

The statement further added that at least twelve snuffies also sustained injuries during the same operations and a suspected Pak murderous Moslem was arrested.

The detained Pak murderous Moslem has been identified as Mirza Khan son of Sardar Khan who is originally a resident of 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...
province, Thunder Corps added

The counter-terrorism operations are still being conducted in Zurmat district of Paktia and is led by Thunder Corps commander Rohullah Khalil Oghlo, Thunder Corps said.

Paktia has been among the relatively calm provinces in southeastern parts of the country but the security situation has tanked in some parts of the province during the recent years.

The Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations in Paktia and other provinces in southeastern parts of Afghanistan.

Taliban militants kidnap 22 passengers from Kabul-Gardez highway

[KhaamaPress] The Taliban militants have kidnapped at least twenty two passengers from the highway connecting Kabul with the Gardez city of Paktia province.

Provincial Police Chief Mohammad Mandozai confirmed the incident and said the passengers were abducted late on Monday.

The local officials are saying that the Afghan forces are busy conducting operation to rescue the abducted passengers.

In the meantime, Mandozai said the kidnapped passengers are all ordinary civilians and have no links with the government of Afghanistan.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Taliban militants often kidnap passengers on the main highways of the country on charges of having links with the government or security institutions of Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


8 killed, 40 wounded as Afghan passenger bus hit by roadside bomb: officials
[DAWN] A roadside kaboom hit a Kabul-bound passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and wounding around 40, mostly women and kiddies, officials said.

"It was a bomb planted by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
to hit security forces but unfortunately it got a passenger bus," Farah provincial police front man Muhibullah Muhib claimed. There was no immediate confirmation that the Taliban was responsible for the blast, but Afghanistan's largest Death Eater group is very active in the province.

The kaboom happened as the bus travelled through Bala Baluk district of Farah at 4:30am, provincial governor front man Naser Mehri told AFP.

Photos posted on social media purportedly of the bus showed the vehicle's blackened shell and dozens of Afghan men standing at the scene.

Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Deadly violence in Afghanistan claims 26 lives, dozens wounded
[DAWN] A suicide bomb and gun attack by gunnies on an Afghan government building in Jalalabad on Tuesday killed at least 15 people, some burned "beyond recognition", officials said, the latest in a series of assaults on the eastern city.

On the other side of the country, a roadside kaboom apparently intended for security forces hit a passenger bus and killed 11 people, marking yet another bloody day for civilians who have borne the brunt of violence in Afghanistan.

The attack in Jalalabad targeted the compound of the refugees and repatriations department. It ended after more than five hours of intense fighting between gunnies and security forces, said Attaullah Khogyani, front man for the governor of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

At least 15 people were killed and the same number were maimed, Khogyani said. Provincial health director Najibullah Kamawal said some of the dead were "burned beyond recognition".

The raid began with a suicide kaboomer blowing up a bomb-laden car at the entrance as local representatives of foreign donors and agencies were meeting department employees inside the building.

"About 10 minutes before the end of the meeting we heard an kaboom and then gunfire," a government official told AFP.

"We looked down and saw two attackers entering the building. I and a number of other people at the meeting escaped to a corner on the top floor. I don't know what happened to the others." The driver for one of the people at the meeting said he was on the third floor when the attack began.

"People started screaming and running around," he told AFP.

"I jumped from the third floor onto a wall and then into the lane." Several people were taken hostage by the attackers, said Zabiullah Zmarary, a provincial council member.

"I saw a black Corolla car drop three gunnies at the gate of the refugees and repatriations department," a witness told AFP.

Khogyani said the two attackers who stormed the compound were killed.

Security forces swarmed into the area, and a plume of thick black smoke rose into the sky above the compound.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
denied involvement in the incident in a WhatsApp message sent to journalists.
Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Terrorist Ambush: Voting be hard in Mali
BAMAKO (REUTERS) - Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

The spokesman said the attack occurred late on Tuesday on the road between Nampala and Coura in the south-central region of Segou, giving no further details, and declining to say whether it was carrying ballot papers.

"The convoy was transporting some youths and election materials. There were 12 killed in total, four soldiers and eight terrorists," the spokesman said by telephone.

Mali's presidential election, the second since Tuareg rebels and allied Islamists took over the north in 2012, prompting French forces to intervene the following year to push them back, has been beset by attacks at the hands of suspected Islamist militants and allied ethnic militia.

Armed attackers succeeded in shutting down 644 polling stations on Sunday, representing about 3 percent of the total. A fifth of all polling stations suffered some kind of disruption, figures from the Ministry of Territorial Administration showed.

Jihadists have rendered almost all of north and central Mali unsafe by continually targeting foreign and local interests, taking hostages and attacking security and peacekeeping forces.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/01/2018 08:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:


Egypt says police kill 5 militants north of Cairo
[Ynet] Egypt says police have killed five suspected bandidos murderous Moslems in a shootout north of Cairo.

The Interior Ministry says Monday the bandidos murderous Moslems were killed in an exchange of fire as security forces raided their hideout in the el-Obour district. It says another five bandidos murderous Moslems were tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
The ministry says the bandidos murderous Moslems were members of Hasm, which authorities say is a breakaway faction of the outlawed Moslem Brüderbund.

Egypt has been battling Islamic bandidos murderous Moslems for years, but the insurgency gained strength after the 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive
...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled...
Islamist president. The bandidos murderous Moslems have mainly targeted security forces and Christians.

In February, Egypt launched a wide-scale security operation focused on the northern Sinai Peninsula, where an affiliate of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group has carried out scores of attacks in recent years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 01:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
Man arrested after suspected homemade explosive device found at Vereeniging, South Africa mosque
[News24] Police have confirmed on Wednesday morning that a man was arrested after a suspected homemade explosive device was found at a mosque in Roshnee, Vereening.

Police spokesperson Captain Fikile Funda said that a 36-year-old man, who was not known in the community, attended a prayer service at the Masjid Taqwa mosque in Gauteng on Monday.

Funda said security guards "spotted that the man left his bag behind".

The bag was taken to the safe room of the mosque.

He said security officials opened the bag on Tuesday and discovered the suspected handmade explosive device.

"When the prayer services were about to start yesterday [Tuesday] the very same man pitched-up again. The security guards apprehended him based on what they found in the bag. He couldn't give an explanation on what he was doing there."

The man was arrested and is expected to appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

He is charged with the illegal possession of explosives.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/01/2018 09:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6566 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He couldn't give an explanation on what he was doing there."

Attending a bomb making class possibly ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/01/2018 9:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Apparently the final exam.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/01/2018 9:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Naw, he was making fireworks for the fourth of July.
Posted by: gorb || 08/01/2018 10:04 Comments || Top||

#4  So not an "elderly white farmer, then..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/01/2018 12:37 Comments || Top||

#5  OK, let's make this easy. Everyone who *doesn't* have a bomb, incendiary device or homemade explosive raise your your hand.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/01/2018 14:33 Comments || Top||


Arabia
UN Panel Finds Further Evidence of Iran link to Yemen Missiles
[AnNahar] Yemen's Houthis are still arming themselves with ballistic missiles and drones that "show characteristics similar" to Iranian-made weapons, a report by a UN panel of experts has found.

In a confidential report to the Security Council, a copy of which was seen by AFP on Monday, the panel said it "continues to believe" that short-range ballistic missiles and other weaponry were transferred from Iran to Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
after an arms embargo was imposed in 2015.

Iran has repeatedly denied that it is arming the Huthis in Yemen, but the United States and Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
have accused Tehran of providing military support to the rebels.

Recent inspections of weaponry including missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by the Huthis "show characteristics similar to weapons systems known to be produced in the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran," said the 125-page report.

During recent visits to Saudi Arabia, the panel was able to inspect debris from 10 missiles and found markings that suggest an Iranian origin, said the report spanning January to July this year.

"It seems that despite the targeted arms embargo, the Huthis continue to have access to ballistic missiles and UAVs to continue and possibly intensify their campaign against targets in KSA (Saudi Arabia)," said the report.

The panel said there was a "high probability" that the missiles were manufactured outside of Yemen, shipped in sections to the country and re-assembled by the Huthis.

- Iran denies backing Huthis -
In a letter to the panel, Iran maintained that the missiles, which the Huthis have dubbed the Burkan, are a domestic upgrade of SCUD missiles that were part of Yemen's arsenal before the start of the war.

The experts are also investigating information that the Huthis received from Iran a monthly donation of fuel valued at $30 million. Iran has denied providing any financial support to the Huthis.

During the inspections of the missile debris, the experts mandated by the council also found power converters produced by a Japanese company and Cyrillic markings on components that suggested a Russian link.

The investigation of those findings continues.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the council in a separate report in June that some components from five missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were manufactured in Iran but that UN officials were unable to determine when they were shipped to Yemen.

The panel has opened an investigation of seven Arclight airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that hit civilian buildings, a gas station and commercial vessels, in a possible violation of international humanitarian law.

The Huthis are accused of widespread and indiscriminate use of landmines.

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a military campaign to push back the Huthis and restore the internationally recognized government to power.

The conflict has left nearly 10,000 people dead in Yemen, which the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
considers the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  An upgraded SCUD. Not a bad weapon. But somebody whose name rhymes with "juice" is going to find out where they're stored. Won't that be a mighty day.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 08/01/2018 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  hence the often cited lying disclaimer in PRESSTV: "Houthi domestically designed and produced"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/01/2018 7:05 Comments || Top||


Houthi forces intensify offensive operations in southern Saudi Arabia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces intensified their field operations in southern Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
this past weekend, targeting the Saudi Army’s positions in several areas near the Yemeni border.

Beginning with the Jizan region, the Houthi forces were able to inflict heavy damage on the Saudi military’s positions near the Alib Crossing.

The Houthi forces would then launch a powerful attack on the strategic al-Dukhan Mountain, which is where they managed to score a big advance earlier in the week.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie sadly admitted that he was a better peeping Tom than he was a comedian...
in the Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
province, the Houthi forces struck the Saudi Army’s defenses in the Sudis and al-Shabakah areas; this resulted in a short battle on Sunday.

The Houthi forces intensified their field operations in southern Saudi Arabia after the Arab Coalition resumed their powerful assault on the port-city of Hodeidah.

The Hodeidah Port is the humanitarian lifeline for the Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
if lost, it would leave millions under a land, air, and sea siege.

Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi forces score direct missile hit on Gulf-backed troops in central Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces scored a direct hit on the UAE-backed troops in the central Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
province of al-Bayda on Sunday.

According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired a ballistic missile at the UAE-backed Yemeni National Army in the al-Juraybat area of the al-Bayda Governorate.

The Houthi forces said the missile struck the UAE-backed troops, killing and wounding several of their combatants.

This missile strike comes just hours after the UAE-backed forces restarted their offensive operations in the al-Bayda Governorate.

The UAE-backed forces are currently working to cutoff the main supply route for the Houthi forces near the historic provincial capital.
Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
ISIS Claims Attack on Tajikistan Cycling Tour; 2 Americans Among Those Killed
[PJ] ISIS claimed responsibility for a Central Asian attack in which foreign cyclists were struck by a car and then stabbed by the sedan's occupants.

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, confirmed that two U.S. citizens were killed in the mid-afternoon Sunday incident in the Danghara district, about 150 miles south of the capital Dushanbe.

A Swiss citizen and a Dutch citizen were also killed. The embassy said seven cyclists in all were struck by the car.

Tajikistan’s interior minister said the assailants were armed with knives and guns; Tajikistan's Asia-Plus media group reported that three suspects were killed in a confrontation with police in the village of Osmondara. Another suspect was reportedly arrested.

Asia-Plus cited the head doctor at the local hospital as saying puncture wounds consistent with a knife attack were found on at least some of the cyclists who were injured. One stabbed cyclist is reportedly French.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/01/2018 05:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't mess with the Brave Lions of Islam!
Posted by: gorb || 08/01/2018 10:05 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Police colonel, brother killed in armed attack, south of Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A police colonel and his brother were killed in an armed attack, south of Salahuddin province, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, "armed persons assassinated a police colonel of al-Dujail department and his brother on the road linking between Dujail and Baghdad."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:


Iraqi security: 3 Islamic State militants arrested in Baghdad, Nineveh
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
on Tuesday three members of 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....
(IS) in Baghdad and Nineveh, the interior ministry’s front man was quoted as saying.

In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Watan News, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan said that "two IS members were arrested in Nineveh province over their involvement in launching attacks against security forces."

"In the capital Baghdad, police intelligence officers arrested an IS bully boy, who was working for the group’s so-called Diyala State," Maan said, adding that the arrests were made upon accurate intelligence reports.

According to the front man, all legal procedures were taken against the arrestees.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two Islamic State fighters riding motorbike killed in Iraq's Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two 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....
turbans were killed Monday in an ambush in eastern Diyala province, a local official was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press website, Moa’yed Norouz, the head of Balad Ruz’s municipal council, said, "Two IS turbans riding a cycle of violence were killed after residents and security forces ambushed them in Shah Ali area, east of Diyala."
Residents? Good for them.
The pair, according to Norouz, "were planning to launch attacks against residents in Shah Ali area."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Bomb explosion leaves three policemen wounded in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Three Iraqi coppers were maimed on Monday night in a bomb kaboom in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
the latest in a series of terrorist attacks against security forces in the country.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Monday evening, a security source said an explosive charge "targeted a police patrol on the main road linking Kirkuk to Riyadh district, leaving three coppers injured.

According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, a security force "carried the trio to a nearby hospital for treatment."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:


Mosul clearance continues: 15 turbans tied up in two lots


Two Islamic State members arrested in Mosul: Security Center

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have arrested two Islamic State members, who took part in fighting against security troops in Mosul, the Security Media Center said on Tuesday.

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Yahia Rasool, the spokesperson for the center, said "the intelligence department of the Federal Police managed to arrest two Islamic State members in Nineveh."

The operation, according to Rasool, "was carried out after information shows that the militants were there in Mosul."

Islamic State cell, of 13 members, arrested in operation, west of Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State cell has been arrested in a wide-scale security operation, west of Mosul, Nineveh police commander said on Tuesday.

Speaking to BasNews, Maj. Gen. Hamada Names al-Jabouri said, "local security forces managed, today, to cordon off western Ahlila village, west of Mosul, after information from the intelligence indicated presence of an Islamic State cells there."

Troops, according to Jabouri, "managed to arrest 13 members of a dormant cell. Weapons were confiscated. The members were taken to the headquarters of Nineveh Operations Command for investigations ahead of standing trial before Iraqi judiciary."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza balloons spark 15 fires in south throughout Tuesday
[IsraelTimes] Since this morning, firefighters have worked to extinguish 15 blazes caused by incendiary balloons across Israeli communities along the Gazoo Strip, a front man for the Israeli Fire and Rescue Services says.

The front man says all the fires have been brought under control.

US firefighters arrive in Israel to battle Gaza balloon blazes

[IsraelTimes] Ten American firefighters have arrived this week in Israel in collaboration with the Jewish Federations of North America to help extinguish blazes in Israeli communities along the Gazoo Strip caused by incendiary balloons flown from the coastal enclave, a front man for the Fire and Rescue Southern District says.

The firefighters from Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, Florida, Maryland, Texas and Michigan have already assisted in putting out fires in more than ten locations in Israel’s south, the front man adds.
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Policewoman lightly hurt by Molotov cocktail in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Border guard injured as riot breaks out during arrest operation at Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem

A Border Police officer was lightly hurt Tuesday morning during violent riots in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The female officer was struck by a Molotov cocktail thrown at the forces operating in the camp, a statement from the Border Police said. She received first aid at the scene and was taken to a hospital.

Dozens of protesters at the site continued throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at police. Israeli forces responded with riot dispersal means.

The Border Police force was carrying out an arrest operation in the camp when it came under assault by the rioters.

Overnight, IDF and Border Police forces, together with the Shin Bet and Israel Police, tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
17 suspects Israel believes were involved in terror activities and violent protests, the military said.
Ynet adds:
Dheisheh is known to be among the most violent refugee camps in the West Bank.
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Southeast Asia
11 killed by car bomb in Basilan
[Mindanao Examiner] Eleven people were killed when a car bomb exploded Tuesday morning at a security checkpoint after government militias stopped a suspicious vehicle in Lamitan City in the southern Philippine province of Basilan. The powerful blast obliterated the vehicle and left a huge crater. Among those killed were a woman and a child. Five soldiers were injured in the explosion.

The bodies of those killed in the blast were all scattered around the checkpoint in Bulanting village, about 2 kilometers from downtown Lamitan. Three goats grazing from a nearby field also died from the explosion which can be heard from as far as five kilometers away.

It is not known how many people were inside the van, but a media report said among the passengers was believed to be a foreign terrorist. It said the terrorists came from a nearby town and heading to downtown Lamitan when they were stopped at the checkpoint after the passengers could not speak the local dialect or answer questions asked by the militia. Minutes later the explosion occurred.

Among those killed in the explosion was the militia commander whose unit is under the supervision of the Philippine Army. It was not immediately known how many civilians were wounded in the blast.

The province is a known stronghold of the militant group Abu Sayyaf whose leaders have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Several foreign fighters had been killed in clashes with soldiers in Basilan in recent years.

Recently, troops and policemen foiled a bombing attempt in southern Tacurong City after a civilian discovered an improvised explosive along a street and immediately informed authorities about it. Security officials blamed the failed attack on the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and tagged two fighters Brah Lumambas and Bohari Adam, both bomb-makers under militant leader Gani Saligan, as behind the attempt.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army launches surprise offensive in northern Latakia
[ALMASDARNEWS] Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a surprise offensive against the jihadist rebels in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate.

Led by their Special Forces and Elite Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army began the offensive by firing a plethora of artillery shells and missiles towards the jihadist defenses near the town of Sarraf.

Following the heavy shelling and missile barrage, the Syrian Arab Army began storming the first line of defense for the jihadist rebels near the town of Sarraf; this resulted in the government forces overrunning Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s positions.

According to a military source near the battlefield, the Syrian Army has already destroyed more than 20 trenches belonging to the jihadist rebels, while also forcing the latter to abandon several posts nearby.

The Syrian Arab Army is now heavily targeting the retreating jihadist forces in the area, the source added.
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US-led Coalition enters final stage of op to clear Euphrates from Daesh
[ALMASDARNEWS] The US-led coalition in Syria does not expect to encounter Russian or Syrian forces during the final stage of Operation Round Up to liberate the remaining territory east of the Euphrates River from ISIS, Operation Inherent Resolve’s Deputy Commander for Strategy and Support Felix Gedney said in a press briefing.

"No, we don’t expect to encounter Russian or Syrian forces," Gedney told news hounds on Tuesday. "We have confidence that the deconfliction mechanisms we have in place will work."

Gedney said planning for the final stage of Operation Round Up is ongoing and has as its goal clearing the last remaining ISIS*-held pockets in the city of Hajin in the Abu Kamal district.

Completing Operation Round Up can only mean liberating the territory east of the Euphrates River after which the coalition must support stabilization efforts to ensure a lasting defeat of ISIS in the region, Gedney said.

​Gedney pointed out that the coalition expects a difficult fight in the final stage of the operation because hardcore 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....
fighters have congregated in a densely populated area, which is the last area they presently control.

​The US-led coalition of more than 70 countries is conducting military operations against the ISIS terror group in Syria and Iraq. The coalition’s operations in Iraq are conducted in cooperation with Iraqi officials, but those in Syria are not authorized by the government of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
or the UN Security Council.

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Islamic State, Syrian forces agree on swapping 100 militants, releasing kidnapped women
[IraqiNews] Local sources from Syria’s southern city of As Suwaida have said an undeclared agreement was made between the Syrian regime and 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....
to release the Druze kidnapped women, in return for 100 Death Eaters, BasNews reported on Tuesday.

Islamic State has reportedly kidnapped tens of women in al-Shubki village, east of As Suwaida, during its attack against the province which left hundreds killed and injured.

Around 400 holy warriors of Jaish Khalid bin al-Walid, which vowed alliance to the group, were transferred from the regions they control in al-Yarmouk basin, east of As Suwaida, along with their weapons and families.

The group, according to the source, made negotiations with the Syrian government to transfer the holy warriors from al-Yarmouk basin to the countryside of As Suwaidaa.

The holy warriors then gathered at Daraa province, before being transferred secretly in groups over two full days.

The agreement will also include releasing IS members, estimated at around 100 members, in return for the kidnapped civilians, who were killed during the attack.

In May, the Syrian forces transferred IS members from al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus to the countryside of As Suwaida, in accordance with an undeclared agreement.

Army has been intensifying Arclight airstrikes against the holy warriors in al-Yarmouk basin, which inflicted huge losses in lives and equipments on the Death Eaters.
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