[Daily Caller] One of the suspects arrested at a suspected Muslim "extremist" compound in New Mexico is a longtime illegal immigrant from Haiti who overstayed a visitor visa, immigration authorities said Wednesday.
Jany Leveille, 35, was arrested along with four other people on Aug. 4 when state and local police raided the makeshift compound in rural Amalia, New Mexico. Police officers discovered a total of two men, three women and 11 children living in squalid conditions and allegedly training for some kind of mass shooting, according to New Mexico state prosecutors.
On Tuesday morning, Leveille was transferred to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pursuant to an Aug. 8 immigration detention request, said ICE spokesperson Leticia Zamarripa.
"ICE issued her a notice to appear before a federal immigration judge, and she remains in ICE custody pending resolution of her immigration proceedings," Zamarripa told The Daily Caller News Foundation. "Leveille has been unlawfully present in the U.S. for more than 20 years after overstaying the validity of her non-immigrant visitor visa."
Posted by: Besoeker ||
08/16/2018 01:19 ||
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She let a pack of mooks who starved a child to death walk free. She needs to expect negative reactions to decisions like that.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
08/16/2018 6:57 Comments ||
These people are connected at the very least to the Muslim Brotherhood through Siraj Ibn Wahhaj‘s father, the famously connected New York City imam. I look forward to discovering where else this group of lone wolves has ties.
[DOD] WASHINGTON - Three retired soldiers were honored at the Pentagon yesterday for exceptional gallantry in action against an armed enemy while serving in Afghanistan as civilian contractors.
Retired Army Master Sgt. William Timothy Nix, retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Anthony Dunne and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Brandon Ray Seabolt received the Medal of Valor, the Defense Department’s highest civilian award for valor.
Nix was working as a civilian contractor at a coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2015, when he heard the massive boom of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
"I just grabbed a weapon and ran out," Nix said.
Insurgents had breached the entrance at Camp Integrity, launching the deadly attack with a vehicle-borne IED and then using direct fire, hand grenades and suicide vests.
Nix and Dunne, a fellow contractor, rushed to the fight, teaming up with military personnel to defend the camp, suppress the enemy and evacuate the wounded.
"[The insurgents] blew the whole front of the camp. The gate came off. It collapsed the guard tower out there," Dunne said, recalling that a suicide vest exploded 30 feet away from him. He thought he would die, he said, but he kept fighting.
Nix was serving as an irregular warfare analyst for the NATO Special Operations Component Command Afghanistan in support of the Resolute Support mission. Dunne was an operations intelligence integrator there.
[DAWN] Afghan forces appeared to have finally pushed Taliban ...Arabic for students... fighters from the strategic city of Ghazni on Wednesday, as shopkeepers and residents warily returned to the streets after days of intense ground fighting and United States (US) Arclight airstrikes.
Security forces were on patrol and no gunnies were in sight in the centre of the shattered city, with fighting seeming to have ceased.
But even as shopkeepers swept away ashes and began repairing their burned stores, warnings that the holy warriors still lurked nearby stoked fears that the battle could flare again.
An AFP news hound saw Taliban forces in at least one village on the outskirts of the city, and residents said they had been told by security forces that the gunnies remained uncomfortably close.
"The city smelled of blood," shopkeeper Basir Ahmad told AFP after fleeing to Kabul on Wednesday. "People were fearful that the fighting could start again anytime."
Afghan troops backed by US air support have struggled to push the holy warriors from Ghazni, which lies just two hours south of Kabul by road, since the assault began late on Thursday.
Authorities have maintained that the city remained in government hands, but the status of the clearance operation was unclear on Wednesday.
As they emerged onto Ghazni's streets, residents told AFP how they hid in basements during the campaign.
"My house was just near the front line, the Taliban would force people to bring them food and tea," said Hassan Safari.
"The fighting was intense. For two days we had no water and no food. My children would cry when they heard booms and sounds of firing by Taliban from behind our wall."
Ghazni lies along the major Kabul-Kandahar highway, effectively serving as a gateway between Kabul and the bully boy strongholds in the south.
The assault on the city has been the largest tactical onslaught since an unprecedented truce in June brought fighting between the Taliban and security forces to a temporary halt, providing war-weary Afghans some relief.
But the United Nations ...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense... (UN) warned of "extreme human suffering" caused by the latest fighting.
"Reports indicate that the casualty toll in Ghazni is immense," the UN's special representative in Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto said on Wednesday.
"Unconfirmed estimates range from 110 to 150 civilian casualties. Reliable information indicates that the Ghazni Public Hospital is overwhelmed by a continuous influx of injured government forces, Taliban fighters and civilians."
Posted by: Fred ||
08/16/2018 00:00 ||
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[Al Jazeera] At least 48 people have been killed in a suicide kaboom in front of an education centre in the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to the health ministry.
Wednesday's attack in the Shia neighbourhood of Dasht-e-Barchi left dozens more injured, Waheed Majrooh, a front man for Afghanistan's ministry of public health, told Al Jazeera.
The kaboom initially set off gunfire from Afghan guards in the area, leading to assumptions that there were more attackers involved, but officials later said all indications were that there was only one bomber.
"We can confirm the attack was caused by a jacket wallah on foot. The bomber let 'er rip inside the education centre," said Hashmat Stanikzai, police front man.
Abdul Hossain Hossainzada, a Shia community leader in the neighbourhood in western Kabul, said the bomber apparently targeted the course, which had young men and women studying together.
A jacket wallah struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy.
The bombing, blamed on 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, was the latest assault on Afghanistan's Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by Sunni gunnies who consider Shiites to be heretics.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/16/2018 00:00 ||
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[KhaamaPress] A key Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... commander'>Taliban Überstürmbannführer was killed with his harem of boy toys five comrades during an operation of 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.. province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government in a statement said the bandidosbandidos bad boys were killed late on Monday night in Ghani Khel district after being ambushed by the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... operatives.
The statement further added that the Taliban Überstürmbannführer killed during the operation has been identified as Aimal.
The bandidosbandidos bad boys were looking to carry out attacks on the district administrative compound of Ghani Khel and security outposts on the highway, the statement added.
According to the provincial government, the bandidosbandidos bad boys were attempting to flee the area when spotted by the security forces.
The other bandidosbandidos bad boys killed during the operation have been identified as Almas Afridi, Edris Afridi, Hamza Afridi, Abdullah, and Tufan, the provincial government said.
The statement also added that a hatchback vehicle and some weapons and munitions were also destroyed during the operation.
The weapons and munitions destroyed during the operation included a PKM machine gun, two rocket launchers and four Ak-47 assault rifles.
[KhaamaPress] At least thirty militants have been killed as clearance operations continue in Ghazni city, the provincial capital of southeastern Ghazni province.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 30 militants were killed during the airstrikes conducted in the vicinity of Ghazni city and the main route to Ghazni passing through Salar area of Midan Wardak province.
According to a statement released the defense ministry, at least two militants were also arrested during the same operations.
The statement further added that the clearance operations have concluded in Hyderabad, Hassanabad, Maghlan, and Nawabad areas of Ghazni city and five police stations have reopened.
The defense ministry also added that the militants have set on fire almost all public welfare institutions and compounds during the attack in Ghazni city.
The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission also released some pictures of the city on Tuesday and confirmed that the clearance operations are underway by the Afghan forces forces in the city.
This comes as sporadic clashes continued in Ghazni for several days after the Taliban attack on the city in the early hours of Friday morning.
[KhaamaPress] The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto has said the Taliban attack on Ghazni city has caused terrirble suffering to the civilians.
Quoting unconfirmed reports in his statement, Mr. Yamamoto said the civilian casualties as a result of the attack range from 110 to 150 people.
Yamamoto further added that reliable information indicates that the Ghazni Public Hospital is overwhelmed by a continuous influx of injured government forces, Taliban fighters and civilians.
He said reports also indicate that the situation in Ghazni for non-combatants remains particularly grim, as the fighting has led to electricity outages along with water and food shortages. Communication networks and media outlets have been shuttered, and roads remain blocked, preventing freedom of movement for families seeking safety.
“The extreme human suffering caused by the fighting in Ghazni highlights the urgent need for the war in Afghanistan to end,” he said, adding that the United Nations continues to maintain that there can be no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
According to Yamamoto, the Afghan Government has extended an unprecedented overture to talk with the Taliban rather than to fight.” The most recent Eid ceasefire on 15-17 June illustrated to all Afghans, especially those too young to have known anything but war, what peace looks like. It is therefore vital for this war to come to an end through an Afghan-led negotiated settlement,” he said.
He also added that the fighting in Ghazni must stop and the fighting in Afghanistan must stop. Confidence-building steps that immediately reduce violence are crucial, and talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are necessary to identify and expand common ground. The United Nations stands ready to support any endeavours that would advance peace in Afghanistan.
[KhaamaPress] The coalition forces officials in Afghanistan are saying that more than 220 militants were killed in the airstrikes conducted by the US forces during the Taliban attack on Ghazni city.
Resolute Support spokesman Army Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell in a statement has said “From a U.S. Forces-Afghanistan perspective, U.S. airpower has killed more than 220 Taliban since August 10.”
According to O’Donnell, the U.S. conducted an initial strike on Friday, and conducted five strikes on Saturday, 16 strikes on Sunday, and ten on Monday.
He said U.S. Army Apache helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Combat Aviation Brigade provided close-air support on Friday, Sunday, and Monday.
“In terms of Resolute Support assistance to the Afghan-led clearance operation, Task Force-Southeast, U.S. Special Forces and 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade advisors are providing advice on things such as clearance operations and combined-arms integration,” O’Donnell added.
This comes as the Taliban group launched a coordinated attack on Ghazni city in the early hours of Friday morning, sparking clashes that continued until late on Monday.
According to reports, the local residents have also sustained heavy casualties apart from the casualties inflicted on Taliban and security forces.
[KhaamaPress] At least 45 security personnel belonging to army and the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces have bit the dust in the attack by the Death Eaters in Baghlan province.
Informed sources speaking on the condition of anonymity said the attack was carried out late on Tuesday night in Baghlan Markazi area.
The sources further added that a large number of Talibs attacked the Alauddin base, claiming the lives of 30 soldiers and 10 ALP forces.
According to the officials, the Talibs also sustained casualties during the festivities with the security forces. However, a clean conscience makes a soft pillow... there are no reports available regarding the casualties of the Death Eaters during the festivities.
Baghlan has been among the relatively calm provinces in the North but the security situation of the province has tanked during the recent years.
The Talibs often carry out coordinated attacks and other types of terrorist related activities in some remote parts of the province.
[KhaamaPress] The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said at least 3 forces of Evil were killed during an Arclight airstrike conducted by the US forces in Khost province ... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name... According to Thunder Corps, the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Swi area of Shah Wali kot district.
[DAWN] British media is reporting that the suspect in the Houses of Parliament crash ‐ that is being treated as a terrorist incident ‐ is a 29-year old British citizen of Sudanese origin named Salih Khater.
The suspect is in police custody after his arrest on suspicion of preparing an act of terror.
Press Association reported on Wednesday that a Facebook page for a man of the same name says he lives in Birmingham, works as a shop manager, and has studied at Sudan University of Science and Technology.
Police flooded central London and cordoned off the city's government district on Tuesday after a speeding car ploughed into cyclists and crashed outside the Houses of Parliament.
Counter-terror detectives are working to uncover the motive behind what they suspect is the fourth vehicle attack in Britannia in 18 months.
The same area was the site of a terror attack in March 2017 when Khalid Masood ploughed a car into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people. Masood abandoned his car and then stabbed and killed a police officer before being rubbed out in a courtyard outside Parliament.
Less than three months later, a van rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge before three men abandoned the vehicle and attacked weekend revellers in the nearby Borough Market. Eight people were killed and 48 injured in the attack.
On June 19, 2017, a man drove a van into a crowd of worshippers leaving a mosque in north London, killing one man and injuring eight others.
[DailyMail] The Sudanese immigrant accused of trying to kill pedestrians in Parliament Square hails from a Midlands suburb considered a terror hotspot because of the extraordinary number of jihadis who have lived there.
Salih Khater, 29, a British citizen who moved to the UK from Sudan five years ago, lived in a flat in Sparkhill, an area of south Birmingham home to one in 10 UK forces of Evil locked away Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages! over Islamic terrorist plots.
His council flat is also just ten minutes from the former home of Khalid Masood, whose murderous rampage 17 months ago appears to have inspired Khater's own carborne attack yesterday.
Last year it was reported that one in ten convicted Islamic bully boyz come from the tiny area of Birmingham, south-east of the city centre.
Most recently a group of forces of Evil from the area who called themselves the 'Three Musketeers' were locked away Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages! for life last year.
Sparkhill neighbours Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25 and Mohibur Rahman, 33, planned to launch murder on Britannia's streets using a car before attacking people with meat cleavers etched with 'Kafir' and setting off a pipe bomb.
Belgian jihadi Mohammed Abrini, better known as the 'man in the hat', collected £3,000 to fund his terrorism during a secret handover in Sparkhill's nearest park months before criminal masterminding terror attacks in Gay Paree and Brussels in 2015.
Abrini later became one of the world's most desperados after 130 people died in ISIS attacks on Gay Paree in 2015 - and was jugged Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw! after he accompanied jacket wallahs into Brussels Airport where 33 died but he fled.
And last year a British-based imam accused of recruiting Jihadists to fight for ISIS is being extradited to Spain to face terror charges.
Tarik Chadlioui, 43, allegedly tried to recruit and radicalise fighters for ISIS as part of a terror cell from his home in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham.
Sparkbrook contains five highly concentrated Moslem council wards, occupying a few square miles, which have produced 26 of the country’s 269 known jihadis, according to analysis of terrorism in the UK last year.
The Birmingham wards of Springfield, Sparkhill, Hall Green and Hodge Hill in particular have been home to a high proportion of convicted terrorists.
It was one of the main conclusions of a 1,000-page report to be published by think tank the Henry Jackson society in Parliament in March last year.
The overall number of Islamic bully boyz revealed to have had a Birmingham address down the years is even higher: 39 in total. This figure is more than for the whole of West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire put together.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/16/2018 00:00 ||
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[PJ] An Iraqi national who entered the U.S. as a refugee was arrested this afternoon on charges he participated in ISIS killings in Iraq in 2014.
The arrest of Omar Abdulsattar Ameen comes after an arrest warrant was issued by an Iraqi court in May.
According to the Justice Department press release, Ameen is accused of involvement in ISIS killings in Anbar province, Iraq:
The Iraqi arrest warrant and extradition request allege that after the town of Rawah, Iraq fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) on June 21, 2014, Ameen entered the town with a caravan of ISIS vehicles and drove to the house of the victim, who had served as an officer in the Rawah Police Department. On the evening of June 22, 2014, after the caravan arrived at the victim’s house, Ameen and other members of the convoy allegedly opened fire on the victim. Ameen then allegedly fired his weapon at the victim while the victim was on the ground, killing him.
Ameen, originally of Rawah, in the Anbar province of Iraq, fled Iraq following the alleged murder, and later settled in Sacramento as a purported refugee. It is alleged that Ameen’s family supported and assisted the installation of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in Rawah, and that Ameen was a member of AQI and ISIS. It is also alleged that he participated in various activities in support of those terrorist organizations, including helping to plant improvised explosive devices, and committing the murder that is the subject of the extradition request. Ameen concealed his membership in those terrorist groups when he applied for refugee status, and later when he applied for a green card in the United States.
A detention memo filed in the case states that the FBI has been investigating the case since 2016:
Evidence gathered in a Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") investigation of Ameen, ongoing since 2016, corroborates Ameen's membership in and actions on behalf of AQI and ISIS, including the murder.
News outlets in the Sacramento area reported on FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force activity earlier in the day:
Posted by: Besoeker ||
08/16/2018 01:27 ||
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[KCRA] Omar Ameen to be extradited on premeditated murder charges in Iraq, documents show
FBI agents searched a Sacramento apartment unit Wednesday, where a suspected ISIS member was living and was wanted in connection with the killing of an Iraqi police officer, according to court documents.
Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, was tossed in the clink Book 'im, Mahmoud! Wednesday and is being held without bail in Sacramento County Jail. He had settled in Sacramento as a purported refugee and attempted to gain legal status in the United States, according to the Department of Justice.
FBI agents began showing up about 8 a.m. at the Eastern Villa Apartments on Eastern Avenue, and agents cleared the scene at about 1:30 p.m.
FBI agents, along with Sacramento County sheriff's deputies and Metro Fire personnel, were seen going in and out of apartment No. 26 and searched several vehicles at the complex.
Agents were wearing jackets with the words "Joint Terrorism Task Force" in yellow letters on the back.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ameen on May 16 by the Baghdad Federal al-Karkh Appellate Court after he was charged with premeditated murder, court documents show.
ISIS entered the Rawah District of al-Anbar Province in Iraq and seized control of the district on June 21, 2014, preventing citizens from entering or exiting the district.
The following day, a four-vehicle ISIS convoy carrying several people, including Ameen, stopped at the family home of an Iraqi police officer and opened fire, documents said.
Ameen fired his weapon at the officer while the victim was on the ground, hitting him in the chest, according to court records.
Soon after, a post appeared on social media celebrating the killing: "[Today] is the day to eliminate some rotten heads. Now in Rawah, the criminal Ihsan [Adbulhafiz] has been eliminated at the hands of Mujahidin."
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has been investigating Ameen since 2016 for suspected violations, including fraud and misuse of visa, permits and other documents.
In accordance with a 1934 treaty, Iraq has requested Ameen be extradited.
According to court documents, Ameen has been a member of Al Qaeda and then ISIS since 2004. He was not known to have renounced membership in either group.
Ameen has reportedly undertaken numerous acts of violence on behalf of the terrorist organizations -- everything from murder to planting IEDs, records show.
The FBI talked to Ameen, his father, brother and cousins, and they said he was a member of ISIS. They said it is common knowledge that Ameen was a main local figure in ISIS and was said to be one of five native Rawah families that helped found Al Quaeda in the region, according to the documents.
Documents from the government of Iraq list a myriad of other offenses against Ameen: He became a financial officer for Al Qaeda in al-Anbar and took control over the military leadership in all Western areas of al-Qa'im and Rawah.
In 2006, Ameen launched an attack against he army headquarters in the Al Karabilah area, where he took soldiers as prisoners and executed them at the same time, the government document shows.
In his immigration application, Ameen said he was a trader in vegetables and was a truck driver in Iraq. He arrived in the U.S. in November 2014.
Ameen concealed his membership in terrorist groups when he applied for refugee status in the U.S. and later when he applied for a green card in the U.S., according to the Department of Justice.
Ameen stated in a 2014 refugee interview with U.S. Customs and Immigration Services in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... that he had returned to Iraq many times. He also had a resume that said he worked in Turkey through May 2014.
According to Ameen's resume prepared in 2018, Ameen listed that he was an auto mechanic in Sacramento from February 2016 until February 2018 after he worked for six months in Salt Lake City as a laborer and truck loader.
Before that, Ameen's resume listed that he worked in Turkey as a "house man" and construction laborer, and as a truck driver in Baghdad from 1996 to 2006.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
08/16/2018 00:00 ||
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Hope justice is slow, painful, and fatal
Posted by: Frank G ||
08/16/2018 8:28 Comments ||
Guy sounds good Kalifornia breeding stock. Turn him loose on bail who cares if never shows up in court?
Like I was saying a few days ago.
[Universal Hub] - A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Rogelio Alvarado, 23, of two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm and two gun charges for a 2016 attack at the Maverick T stop that sent two men to the hospital - only one of them the rival gang member he was aiming for - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. A good boy, just turning his life around...
[DAWN] Local elders in Diamer on Wednesday handed over to security forces 15 suspects who allegedly facilitated those involved in the torching of schools in Diamer earlier this month, police said.
Diamer Superintendent Police (SP) Muhammad Ajmal said the suspects were wanted for their involvement in terrorist activities, including the burning of schools, and had facilitated other incidents.
The suspects had surrendered themselves to the elders and police during a joint search operation in the mountains of Diamer, the SP said.
He added that the search operation would remain ongoing until more suspects were locked away You have the right to remain silent... Strict legal action will be taken against them, SP Ajmal said.
On the night of August 2, more than a dozen schools ‐ half of which were girls-only centres ‐ had been burned down in Diamer by person or persons unknown.
According to an initial report of the incident, the "miscreants" carried out the attacks in an "organised manner". The assailants first vandalised the buildings and then set them on fire, said the report.
The report also claimed that the investigation uncovered "important evidence" that suggested that foreigners and some local controllers were involved in the incident.
A grand operation was launched in the area to trace and arrest the culprits following the decision of a meeting attended by bigwigs of security forces, law enforcement agencies, civil administration as well as locals. Later a police official was martyred and another official was maimed in an exchange of fire with gunnies during a raid on a house in Tanger tehsil.
On August 5, a judge going to attend the martyred police constable's funeral had escaped unhurt in a gun attack. However, denial ain't just a river in Egypt... the gunnies who were hiding in the mountains continued to attack police and other government vehicles to stop them from using the roads leading to Tanger and Darel tehsils of Diamer district. Even locals faced difficulties in passing through the area.
Police said the prime suspect allegedly involved in the torching of girls schools, Shafiq, was killed in Tanger on August 5. However, denial ain't just a river in Egypt... sources earlier told Dawn that the suspect was killed allegedly by the relatives of the policeman who had been attacked during the raid on a house on Saturday.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/16/2018 00:00 ||
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Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi civilian was killed and two others were wounded in a bomb attack in southern Kirkuk, a security source was quoted as saying.
“An explosive charge targeted a vehicle in al-Wasti district in southern Kirkuk, leaving an employee of the Sunni Endowment Diwan killed,” the source told the Baghdad Post website.
According to the source, the explosion left two other civilians wounded.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four krazed killers, including a suicide kaboomer, were killed in an operation in Samarra, Salahuddin province, the Security Media Center said on Wednesday.
In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesperson for the center, said Samarra Operations Command "managed to besiege three terrorists, while the fourth, who was a suicide attacker, was killed after being shot."
Moreover, "a suicide attacker was killed, while another one was injured," Rasool said adding that the arms and explosives were found in al-Sayfouna region, east of Samarra.
"Wide-scale operation was carried out in al-Koush region, Um Khoyout and other regions in Samarra," Rasool added.
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Three convicts were sentenced to life over providing 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.... with logistics in Nineveh, the Central Criminal Court decreed on Wednesday.
In a statement, Abdul Sattar al-Bayraqdar, Spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad "reviewed cases of three holy warriors, who confessed that they provided the holy warrior group with logistic support."
One of the convicts, according to the statement, "was in charge of training holy warriors, while the other was tasked with stealing money of security personnel and handing them to the group. The third one was in charge of manufacturing the so-called booby-trapped beads."
Posted by: trailing wife ||
08/16/2018 00:00 ||
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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi commander said on Wednesday that 22 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.... group were killed during a wide-scale military operation in Diyala province bordering Iran.
Al-Tahreer News quoted Commander of Diyala Military Operations Mazhar al-Azzawi as saying in a statement that "Iraqi troops managed to kill 22 IS bandidosholy warriors as part of a wide-scale military operation that was launched in Hamrin Mountains in Diyala."
"The operation also left 24 Islamic State hotbeds destroyed," added the statement.
According to al-Azzawi, most IS bandidosholy warriors in Hamrin Mountains have been completely eliminated.
[IsraelTimes] Since this morning, firefighters have worked to extinguish one blaze caused by an incendiary balloon that fell near Kibbutz Alumim adjacent to the Gazoo Strip, a front man for the Israel Fire and Rescue Services says.
The balloon appears to be the first incendiary airborne device to spark a fire in Israeli territory since restrictions were lifted earlier today on the entry of goods to Gazoo through the Kerem Shalom Crossing. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman attributed the decision to the relative calm on the border in recent days.
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian from southern Leb who moved to Belgium is accused of receiving military training from Hezbollah, transferring 'terror funds' to operatives in Europe
Israel tossed in the slammer Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up! a Belgian national suspected of belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine, when he attempted to enter the country through the Allenby Crossing from Jordan last month, the Shin Bet security service said Wednesday.
Mustafa Haled Awad, 36, was born in a Paleostinian refugee camp in southern Leb and later moved to Belgium and received citizenship there. According to the Shin Bet, Awad joined the PFLP in 2010 and served the organization from Europe, maintaining contacts with operatives in Leb, Syria, Jordan and the West Bank.
"The investigation also found that Mustafa helped transfer terror funds from the ’Popular Front’ in Syria and Leb to operatives in Europe," the Shin Bet said.
According to the security service, Awad also trained with members of the Hezbollah terrorist group in Leb in 2015.
Awad was arrested when he tried to enter Israel from Jordan on July 19, but details of the case were kept under a court-issued gag order until now. The investigation into Awad was led by the Shin Bet and the Israel Police’s Lahav 433 unit.
The Central District Attorney’s Office is expected to file an indictment against the Belgian national for his activities with the terror group in the coming days, the Shin Bet said.
The announcement came as the Shin Bet faced renewed public scrutiny over its policies regarding interrogating foreign visitors to Israel at the airport and other border crossings.
"The investigation proves the threat posed by terror groups that bring in to their ranks people with foreign passports, which allows them to enter the State of Israel," the Shin Bet said.
The Marxist PFLP group has conducted a number of terror attacks against Israel and Israeli citizens since it was formed in 1967, including the liquidation of then-tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi in 2001.
In recent years, the PFLP has also been linked to Hezbollah and Israel’s arch-nemesis Iran.
"The Shin Bet will continue determinedly to thwart the threats posed by terror groups operating abroad against the State of Israel," the security service said.
[CNN] An Abu Sayyaf subgroup leader was slain five other rebels surrendered to the military in two separate incidents in Sulu on Wednesday.
Reports from the Western Mindanao Command said Absulajim Abdulgani, also known as Suraka Ingog, was killed in a joint police and military operation in Patikul town's Kalimayahan Village. Recovered from the body of Abdulgani — an alleged Abu Sayyaf subgroup leader and bomb expert — were a .45-caliber pistol with magazine, ammunition, and ₱2,421 in cash.
In a separate incident, another listed Abu Sayyaf subgroup leader and four of his followers surrendered to troops Wednesday morning. Leader Ali Hassan and militants Omar Innol, Simal Alam, Kimbo Alam, and Hayudini Amil yielded to the Joint Task Force Sulu.
Posted by: ryuge ||
08/16/2018 00:00 ||
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[Bangkok Post] A woman and her teen daughter were gunned down in a drive-by shooting before assailants fled with their motorcycle in Narathiwat province last Saturday morning.
The fatal attack took place in Bacho district. Police, soldiers and rescue workers who rushed to the scene found the bodies of the two victims in a pool of blood on the road. Nittaya Kaenruang sustained two gunshot wounds to the right ear and chest. Her daughter, Atchariya Kaenruang was shot near the right ear and in the back.
A police investigation found that Ms Nittaya was riding a motorcycle from a local market to her home, with her daughter riding pillion. On the way, two men on a motorcycle followed them. At the scene, the pillion gunman opened fire at them, causing Ms Nittaya to lose control of her bike, which plunged into a ditch. The gunman then walked towards the two victims and fired more shots at them. He then fled on the victims’ motorcycle.
Police manning road checkpoints along the escape routes were asked to block the stolen motorcycle and the suspects fearing the stolen vehicle would be used in a motorcycle bomb.
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