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U.S. Rejects Turkey's Offer to Release Ransom Pastor, Report Says
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Afghanistan
Suicide bomber killed, 4 accomplices arrested in Jalalabad city
[KhaamaPress] A jacket wallah was killed but four of his accomplices were placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), forces in Jalalabad city.

The provincial government 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..
in a statement said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives while being chased by the Afghan intelligence operatives during an operation in the 4th police district of the city.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted based on intelligence tip off and as a result four accomplices of the suicide bomber were arrested alive.

According to the provincial government, the suicide bomber and his four accomplices had taken shelter inside a religious school (Abdullah bin Fetada Seminary) as operations were being conducted for their apprehension.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and ISIS snuffies have not commented regarding the report so far.
...but if the associations of the Abdullah bin Fetada Seminary were known, that would certainly give us an indication.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban has reportedly rejected the call for ceasefire during Eid Al-Adha
So much for that lovely idea, but I don’t imagine anyone is surprised.
[KhaamaPress] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Lion of Islam group’s leadership has reportedly rejected the call by the government for a ceasefire during Eid al-Adha, due to kick off from tomrrow across Afghanistan.

Two Taliban Überstürmbannführers, privy of the development, have told Rooters that their supreme leader rejected President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
’s Sunday offer of a three-month ceasefire, beginning with this week’s Eid al-Adha Moslem holiday.

"Our leadership feels that they’ll prolong their stay in Afghanistan if we announced a ceasefire now," a senior Taliban Überstürmbannführer, who declined to be identified, told Rooters.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a conditional ceasefire with the Taliban group during Eid Ald-Adha.
Al Ahram adds:
Separately, Zabihullah Mujahid, a front man for the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, said by telephone the Taliban would release at least 500 prisoners, including members of the security forces on Monday, a day before Eid celebrations begin.

"We will release some prisoners captured during festivities in three provinces," he said.

But he did not say if any soldiers or coppers taken from the three buses would be released.

Sporadic festivities between Taliban fighters and Afghan forces erupted on the outskirts of Ghazni on Monday as aid workers tried to get help in to the city, aid agency officials said.

The government has said its forces had secured the city after the Taliban laid siege to it for five days this month.

At least 150 soldiers and 95 non-combatants were killed and hundreds were maimed.

Aid agencies officials said their teams had entered the city but festivities in the outskirts prevented them from launching large-scale operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I'd open a 55 gallon drum of whoopass on them then
Posted by: Frank G || 08/21/2018 8:57 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egyptian army captain killed in northern Sinai roadside blast
[IsraelTimes] An Egyptian army captain has been killed by an improvised bomb blast in North Sinai during a campaign to eliminate jihadists, medics said on Monday.

The officer died Sunday evening after an kaboom hit his vehicle west of the coastal city of El-Arish, a local medical source said.

The Egyptian army has since February been conducting a major operation focused on the Sinai Peninsula to wipe out jihadists from 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.

The military says that over 250 suspected jihadists and at least 35 soldiers have been killed in its "Sinai 2018" operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Sinai Tribes Union posts video online of 'repentant' former terrorist leader confessing
[AlAhram] The Facebook page of the Sinai Tribes Union has released a video containing the detailed confessions of what it described as a prominent "repentant" takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
leader, who is shown discussing terrorist plans aiming to disrupt the Egyptian economy by assaulting factories, workers and other vital state institutions.

The video revealed that the former takfiri leader, Belal El-Brahma, also known as "El-Din", and his family are now secured and have been given a financial reward of EGP 2 million.

In the video, he confesses that his full name is Belal Hemdan El-Brahma, he was born in 1979 in Khan Younis in Paleostine, and he currently lives in Rafah city in North Sinai.

The tribal union reaffirmed its offer of financial rewards to any Sinai residents who inform on "takfiri elements", pledging to provide a save haven for them and their families.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Hezbollah leader meets with Yemeni rebels
[IsraelTimes] Hezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen’s 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 ...
rebels.

The Lebanese group says Hassan Nasrallah met with a delegation headed by Houthi front man Mohamad Abdelsalam to discuss the latest developments in Yemen’s civil war.

Hezbollah is believed to train and support the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who are at war with a Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

Hezbollah, which is also an Iran-allied Shiite group, says the Houthis are fighting a war against Saudi and American imperialism.

Iran supports the Houthis but denies arming them. 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...
and Iran are bitter regional rivals.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Europe
Chechen police kill four teenage attackers
[BBC] Police have shot dead four teenagers who launched three attacks in and around the Chechen capital Grozny, say officials in the Russian republic.

A fifth teenager detonated a bomb he was carrying in a rucksack, but survived. He had approached a police post in Mesker-Yurt, east of Grozny.

No policemen died. In the past decade Chechnya has seen much jihadist unrest.

The Islamic State group says its militants carried out the attacks. The claim has not been verified.

The Chechen Information Minister, Dzhambulat Umarov, said the youngest attacker was 11 and the oldest 17.

Two were armed with knives and attacked a police station in Shali, 25km (15 miles) southeast of Grozny, Chechen police said. Both were shot dead and two policemen were hurt in that attack.

On the outskirts of Grozny a car rammed a traffic police checkpoint and a car chase ensued. Police shot the two occupants dead during that chase. No civilians were hurt in any of the attacks.

In a post on Telegram the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, condemned the teenagers who, he alleged, had tried to disrupt Muslim Chechens' celebrations of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Tuesday.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains two men over shooting at US embassy in Ankara
[AlAhram] Ottoman Turkish authorities detained two men suspected of shooting at the US Embassy in the capital Ankara on Monday, in an attack that coincides with increased tensions between the two NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
allies over the trial of a US pastor in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
Nobody was hurt in the attack, which President Tayyip Erdogan's front man condemned as an attempt "to create chaos". The Ottoman Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security for the embassy and other US missions and employees in Turkey.

The assailants fired six bullets at an embassy security gate from a passing white vehicle around 0530 a.m. local time (0230 GMT), three bullets hitting an iron door and a window, the Ankara governor's office said.

It issued another statement on Monday evening saying two men in their late 30s were tossed into the calaboose and a vehicle and pistol seized and that the men had confessed to the shooting.

It said both suspects had criminal records and their links were being investigated.

The embassy is closed this week for a public holiday to mark the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival.

"We can confirm a security incident took place at the US Embassy early this morning. We have no reports of any injuries and we are investigating the details," said David Gainer, the embassy front man. "We thank the Ottoman Turkish National Police for their rapid response."

Video footage from broadcaster Haberturk showed police teams inspecting one of the entrances to the embassy and apparent damage caused by a gunshot could be seen in one window. It said empty cartridges were found at the scene.

"This is a clear attempt to create chaos," Erdogan's front man Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter. "Turkey is a safe country and all foreign missions are under the guarantee of the laws."

The US Embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul have in the past been the targets of attacks by snuffies and have faced numerous security threats.

Relations between Turkey and the United States have become increasingly strained in recent weeks, with tit-for-tat tariffs imposed partly due to the trial of a US Christian pastor, Andrew Brunson.

The diplomatic rift has exacerbated Turkey's economic woes, putting additional pressure on the lira currency, which has lost nearly 40 percent against the dollar since the start of the year.
Update from Rudaw at 9:45 p.m. names names:
Ahmed Celikten and Osman Gundes have been named by the governorate office as the sole suspects. Both have “confessed that they carried out the attack together,” it said on Monday evening.

According to the statement, Celikten was born in 1979 in Ankara. He has already been convicted of other crimes. Gundes was born in 1980 in Ankara. He has a criminal record involving drugs, car theft, and other offenses.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Usual Suspects™
Posted by: Frank G || 08/21/2018 8:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Obviously members of the Polish Army PKK and Gülenists -- see their prison militaristic haircuts!
Posted by: magpie || 08/21/2018 16:46 Comments || Top||

#3  #1 Usual Suspects™

I *love* that movie! Hey, maybe we could trade Kevin Spacey for the pastor. Two birds with one stone. We'll even throw in a Gulenist to be named later.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/21/2018 17:13 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
The New Mexico Muslim Terror Cell Case Keeps Getting Weirder
[OPSLENS] First, law enforcement searching for a kidnapped child discovers a terror training camp for children in the middle of New Mexico. Then, the remains of the kidnapped child they were searching for were found buried on the compound. The child allegedly died after a "religious ceremony" to cast out demons. And after all of this, a judge releases the men because she said they "weren’t a threat." Now the compound is being bulldozed. What exactly is going on in New Mexico?

Earlier this month, law enforcement agencies looking for a kidnapped three-year-old child raided a New Mexico compound linked to "extremist Muslims" and discovered a filthy training camp built out of trash in which starving children ranging from 1 to 15 years of age, with no fresh water, shoes, or even access to basic hygiene items were reportedly being trained to conduct school shootings. Five people were arrested and eleven children were rescued from the equally vile and violent Third World-conditions of the camp. Unfortunately, the missing child, young Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, was not among the children rescued. What police instead found was something out of a horror movie.

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is accused of kidnapping his son in Clayton County, Georgia in December of 2017. The three-year-old child had been diagnosed with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy which rendered him unable to walk, prone to seizures, and in need of constant medical care. According to one of the children rescued by police, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj had been denied his medication and had died in February during a botched "exorcism."

When the compound was raided, Wahhaj was "heavily armed" and had been teaching the children tactical techniques in order to conduct terror attacks on schools and other "soft targets." In addition to Wahhaj, the mothers of the malnourished children were also arrested, as was Wahhaj’s brother-in-law, Lucas Morton.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 14:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  The compound was allegedly under surveillance by the FBI which begs the question as to why weren't any 'Federal Terrorism or Firearms charges brought' against these Muslim extremists? There would have been no chance of bail and danger to the community plus lengthy periods of incarceration if convicted.

So what are we hiding ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 14:56 Comments || Top||

#2  So what are we hiding ?

Based on previous instances like Garland, TX and the Boston Marathon, the FBI was hard at work developing sources, cultivating informants, writing reports and following the trail up to Mr Big (no, I don't mean Whitey Bulger, I'm talking about jihadis). One of the first things you learn in a union shop is "Don't kill the job!".
Posted by: SteveS || 08/21/2018 16:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Based on previous instances like Garland, TX and the Boston Marathon, the FBI was hard at work developing sources....

And leaving a trail of dead US Citizens behind them.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 16:18 Comments || Top||

#4  At what point is it declared time to shutdown the FBI and CIA replacing them with say the US Marshall's Office and the DIA?
While at it since Ruby Ridge and Waco the BATF has been well past it's sell by date.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/21/2018 16:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Ah'd turn the Texas Rangers free range.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 19:10 Comments || Top||

#6  There was no evidence for Mueller linking Trump to Russia so just bulldoze the compound and move on.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/21/2018 19:44 Comments || Top||

#7  We're still waiting to get the skinny on the Las Vegas mass shooting. Benghazi too.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/21/2018 22:55 Comments || Top||


US indicts 2 Iranians accused of spying, surveillance of Israeli, Jewish targets
[IsraelTimes] Charge sheet alleges one of the men covertly took photos at several Jewish centers in reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
, including the Hillel Center and Rohr Chabad House


Two Iranians who collected information on Israeli and Jewish targets in the US and on opponents of the Iranian regime, were charged Monday with spying for Tehran.

Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual US-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 59, an Iranian citizen and resident of Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, were tossed in the clink
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
on August 9.

According to the indictment released by the Justice Department, Doostdar traveled to the United States from Iran in or around July 2017, with the aim of collecting intelligence on entities and individuals considered to be enemies of the Iranian regime.

This included Israeli and Jewish interests, as well as individuals linked to The People’s Mujahedeen (MEK), an Iranian opposition organization which was considered by the US to be a terror organization until 2012.

The indictment states that on or about July 21, 2017, Doostdar carried out surveillance and took photos at several Jewish centers in Chicago, including the Hillel Center and the Rohr Chabad House. Doostdar is accused of taking detailed pictures of the security measures at the ultra-orthodox Chabad center.

The indictment does not name the Israeli targets.

Doostdar then traveled to California where he met Ghorbani, apparently for the first time, according to the indictment.

Two months later Ghorbani flew to New York for one day where he attended an MEK rally and took photographs of people in attendance.

In December Doostdar traveled back to California to get the MEK information. In conversations between them recorded by the FBI, Ghorbani mentioned trying to "penetrate" the group, while Doostdar spoke of being directed by others to collect the information.

"I will give it to the guys to do their research," he said of the photographs.

The indictment says he paid $2,000 to Ghorbani in their meetings.

In March and April this year, Ghorbani went to Iran where, according to the indictment, he briefed government officials on his information on MEK and received a list of "taskings" for infiltrating the dissident group.

In May, Ghorbani attended the MEK-supported Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights in Washington as part of the California delegation, where he also took pictures of attendees, including while posing in front of the White House.

Doostdar and Ghorbani were both charged with acting as unregistered agents of the Iranian government and providing the Iran government with services in violation of sanctions.

In July it was reported that Israel’s Mossad spy agency thwarted a plan to bomb a June 30 conference organized by the MEK in Gay Paree. The operation led to the arrest of a cell headed by an Iranian diplomat.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Iraq
US-led coalition service member killed, several injured in Iraq crash
[AlAhram] A member of the US-led military coalition fighting 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....
faceless myrmidons was killed and several injured when their helicopter crashed on a counter-terrorism mission in Iraq late on Sunday, the coalition said.

There were no indications that the crash was caused by hostile fire and the incident was under investigation, the statement added.

"All personnel were recovered by Coalition forces immediately following the incident, and three were evacuated for further treatment," said the statement.

Colonel Sean Ryan, a front man for the US-led international coalition, said on Twitter the crash was of a military helicopter.

The United States says it has about 5,200 troops in Iraq that are part of a coalition fighting Islamic State myrmidons.
Iraqi News adds:
In a statement published, today, the international coalition revealed that the incident took place yesterday while the helicopter was in a mission against 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....
bully boyz in the area.
An Nahar adds:
"One coalition service member was killed and several injured when their aircraft crashed" in Iraq at around 2200 GMT on Sunday, the statement said.

It did not give the location of the crash or identify any of the casualties but said that three coalition members were "evacuated for further treatment", suggesting they were at death's door.

The crash happened as the aircraft "was conducting a partnered counterterrorism mission," the statement said.

"The dear departed service member's name and further details pertaining to the incident will be released by the pertinent national authorities," it added.

The coalition includes Britannia, La Belle France, 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...
and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
along with Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:


Mosul clearance continues: 2 jacket wallahs enter Hell earlier than planned, turbans kill cop


Mosul residents kill two Islamic State suicide bombers

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Two suicide bombers of Islamic State were killed Monday before they could blow themselves up in the city of Mosul, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Shafaq News website, the source said, “two IS members wearing explosive belts managed to infiltrate into al-Owainat village in Rabia district, west of Mosul.”

“The residents were able to kill the pair before they could blow themselves up,” added the source.

Islamic State militants kill Iraqi policeman in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants killed an Iraqi police member in the city of Mosul, Nineveh province, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

Shafaq News website quoted the source saying that the off-duty policeman was shot dead by IS militants while spending his vacation at al-Shura, south of Mosul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF opens fire on shooting terrorist in Gaza
[Ynet] As talks stall on long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",, fresh skirmish occurs on the Gazoo border, with troops returning fire in northern strip; IDF says terrorist was hit, no injuries or damage caused to Israeli side; exchange of fire comes day after incendiary balloons cause fires in south Israel.

The IDF opened fire on a terrorist on Monday morning after he shot live rounds in their direction in the northern Gazoo Strip.

No injuries among the Israeli troops were reported, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, but the forces of Evil was said to have been hit as the army looked into whether other forces of Evil were at the scene.

The incident took place against a background of a possible ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to put an end to months of violence on the border, characterized by rocket attacks, Israeli tank and air strike retaliations and the launching of incendiary kites and balloons from the strip.

As delays were said to have temporarily stymied what was reported at the end of last week to be an imminent ceasefire, incendiary devices continued to fall on Israeli communities surrounding Gazoo, causing three fires to erupt on Sunday.

On Sunday morning, a fire broke out in the Erez Forest, burning a relatively small patch of land as thousands of acres of landscape have already been scorched by the primitive weapon that has so far prove unstoppable.

The same afternoon, an incendiary balloon landed near Kibbutz Be’eri and sparked a fire. Shortly after, another balloon landed and caused a fire in Be’eri Forest. In all instances, the flames were brought under control by firefighters and security forces in the towns.

Israel partially closed the Erez border crossing in the Gazoo Strip on Sunday morning in response to violent demonstrations staged by the residents over the weekend, and following a delay in the reaching of the expected ceasefire agreement with Hamas.

Israel made the decision to close the crossing located on the northern tip of the Gazoo Strip in retaliation for a weekly March of Return demonstration on Friday afternoon that descended into violence on the border, during which the rioters threw Molotov Cocktails, improvised bombs and in which two Paleostinians were killed.

The crossing will be reopened at times on humanitarian grounds.

The closure is a symbolic move by Jerusalem since the Erez Crossing is used by few Paleostinians. Those who do use the crossing do so with official authorization on humanitarian grounds, mainly belonging to aid organizations.

Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Sunday that the closure of the Erez border crossing to Gazoo was intended to be a "yellow card" warning to Hamas, after Paleostinians staged violent protests on the Gazoo border at the beginning of the weekend.

"It appears Hamas has begun recalculating its direction after a long period of rocket firing and terrorism. It's not enough, but if that's the direction they're going, we hope it'll become more prominent," Hanegbi said in an exclusive interview with Ynet.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Look, the Hamas shooter shot and missed, right? So why were thecJuic3s shooting back?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/21/2018 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Same rule of engagement as US LEOs You shoot at the LEOs, even if you miss, the LEOs will shoot back and take usually care to hit you.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/21/2018 9:20 Comments || Top||


Firefighters extinguish blaze sparked by Gaza balloon
[IsraelTimes] Firefighters extinguished one blaze in southern Israel today that was sparked by an incendiary balloon launched from the Gazoo Strip, a front man for the Israel Fire and Rescue Services says.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Border Police seize Hamas ‘terror funds’ from East Jerusalem man
[IsraelTimes] Police announce the arrest of an East Jerusalem resident suspected of receiving NIS 30,000 in "terror funds" from Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, in the Gazoo Strip.

The suspect, a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp in his 40s, was nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
yesterday by Border Police as he was leaving Shuafat, according to police.
In his 40's, so a second generation "refugee"
Police say they believe the funds were meant as a payment for the family of the suspect’s brother, a Hamas operative imprisoned in Israel. Police don’t name the suspect’s brother or say why he was imprisoned.

The suspect, who had the cash on him when he was arrested, was taken for further questioning.

"This operation is part of the fight of the Israel Police and security organizations against funds used for terrorism and/or originated with terror groups," police say.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Unidentified gunmen kill 3 members of National Front for Liberation in Idlib
Idlib (Syria News) Three members of the National Front for Liberation were assassinated in Saraqib area, in the eastern countryside of Idlib Province.
I wonder what they call themselves when they’re at home...
Enab Baladi News reported that unidentified button men opened fire on the vehicle transferring members of the National Front for Liberation on the southern outskirts of Saraqib, killing three members immediately, and injuring three others.

The incident took place two days after the blast of a booby-trapped vehicle in a headquarters belonging to the National Front in Arabaeen Mountain area, in the city of Ariha, while no entity claimed the responsibility for the both attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ask and ye shall receive: I just read elsewhere that the National Front for Liberation is an umbrella group backed by Turkey. So now we know. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 18:13 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
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4Hamas
3Sublime Porte
3Govt of Iran
2Taliban
2Commies
2Hezbollah
2Islamic State
1Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)
1Muslim Brotherhood
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Tue 2018-08-21
  U.S. Rejects Turkey's Offer to Release Ransom Pastor, Report Says
Mon 2018-08-20
  ‘Allahu Akbar!': Knife-Man Shot Dead After Attacking Spanish Police
Sun 2018-08-19
  Yemeni army inflicts heavy casualties on Houthi militants in Taiz
Sat 2018-08-18
  HTS executes 6 people accused of being ISIS members in Idlib
Fri 2018-08-17
  American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist
Thu 2018-08-16
  ISIS Killer Caught in Sacramento
Wed 2018-08-15
  101st Airborne, US Special Forces Called Into Ghazni Battle
Tue 2018-08-14
  Islamic State member sentenced to death over killing security personnel in Nineveh
Mon 2018-08-13
  The FBI Finally Makes Peter Strzok Redundant
Sun 2018-08-12
  Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons
Sat 2018-08-11
  Iraqi cleric "Tater" Sadr wins election vote recount
Fri 2018-08-10
  Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas
Thu 2018-08-09
  Dozens dead after school bus carrying "children" in Yemen hit by airstrike
Wed 2018-08-08
  Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
Tue 2018-08-07
  11 Children Rescued From New Mexico Compound Run by Army Muslim Extremists

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