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Suicide blast kills senior Tajik police officer: ministry
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Happy Birthday/Daily Gam Shot

Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber aka Mitzi Gaynor aka Ensign Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific" (age 79)


Bonus Gam Shot

The Forty-Ninth Star

Nice Hat
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 09/04/2010 1:57 Comments || Top||

#2 
Mitzi still looks great.
Posted by: Parabellum || 09/04/2010 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  That's for sure. Check out the cover at the top Cabaret link (pdf) in the lower right of the page
Parabellum linked. Still touring at 79, with performances scheduled for next year. She looks better now than she did in the 50's.
Posted by: KBK || 09/04/2010 10:04 Comments || Top||

#4  High heels on the beach...gotta love it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/04/2010 13:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Holy crap, KBK! I clicked on that link.

I didn't even know she was still alive, let alone still touring. She looks fantastic.

If she ever comes this way, I'd definitely brave a crowded theatre to see her. Wonderful talent.
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 09/04/2010 14:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Barbara, check this review by Rex Reed!
Posted by: KBK || 09/04/2010 20:47 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Parliamentary Candidate Survived Attack
[Tolo News] A parliamentary election aspirant, Mowlana Abdul Rahman Hakimi, on Thursday survived a grenade assault in southern Ghazni province, provincial official say

Confirming the incident, deputy provincial government, Mohammad Kazim Ali Yar told TOLOnews reporter that Mowlana Abdul Rahman Hakimi with one of his guards and one civilian were maimed after a gunman riding a cycle of violence threw a grenade at them.

Mr Hakimi and the other maimed ones were immediately taken to a nearby local hospital.

No groups, including the Taliban have grabbed credit for the attack.

Previously, a number of candidates for the Afghan parliamentary polling had also been targeted by hard boyz in different parts of the country.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) reported that three candidates and up to thirteen campaign workers or supporters were killed and maimed by hard boyz in the country.

In the latest incident, a candidate was targeted on Tuesday in northern Faryab province and consequently one of his guards was hurt in the attack.

The Afghan parliamentary poll is to be held in September 18 and Afghan security forces acknowledged that efforts are on the ground to ensure security in the upcoming poll.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
74 civilians dead in Darfur army offensive
[Pak Daily Times] A Darfur rebel group said on Friday that Sudanese forces had launched a major offensive using air power on its territory killing 74 people, most of them civilians -- a claim denied by the army.
"No, no! Certainly not! Weren't our airplanes!"
The joint UN-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping force which patrols Darfur said it had received reports of dozens of civilians killed in an attack by gunnies on horses and camels, but that it was still ineffectively trying to reach the scene. The rebels said 152 people were also maimed in the attack.

"On Thursday, from 2 pm (1100 GMT) until nightfall, the army attacked Tabra district in the southeast of Jebel Marra," Darfur's fertile central plateau, Ibrahim al-Helu, front man for the hardline wing of the Sudan Liberation Army loyal to Abdelwahid Nur, told AFP.

"The offensive resumed this morning with helicopters and Antonov aircraft," he said, adding that "74 people were killed and 152 maimed, most of them civilians." He said Tabra district houses a large market that draws shoppers and merchants from surrounding areas, adding that the majority of casualties were people attending the market. But an army front man reached by AFP denied that troops had been involved in any fighting.

"These claims are completely baseless. There have been no clashes between us and them," Sawarmi Khaled Saad said.

A UNAMID front man, Chris Cycmanick, said that a team of soldiers sent in to investigate was initially driven away by Sudanese army forces. It was later allowed through and had reached about six kilometres (four miles) from the spot of the reported attack and was negotiating to gain access to the area.

He said that according to initial reports the relatives of the dead were taking bodies for burial to Jebel Marra. Since ethnic minority rebels rose up against the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum in 2003, around 300,000 people have died in Darfur and 2.7 million have fled their homes, according to the UN.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Yemen Gets New US Toys as Shadow War Grows

Posted by: Uncle Phester || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Surrender of Abu Djendel, head of al-Farouk phalanx
The big turban of al-Farouk phalanx, Oukad Atiya, alias "Abu Djendel", surrendered to security services in the province of Bouira, five months after his appointment as head of the phalanx, in replacement of his predeccessor Mansouri Ahmed, alias "Abdul Djebbar, who also surrendered last April 21, and benefited from the provisions of the charter for peace and national reconciliation.

" Katibat al-Farouk " is considered one of the largest and most powerful phalanxes in the central region after Katibat Al Ansar ". It extends from Medea to Bouira, Tizi Ouzou and Boumerdes, and has been responsible for numerous assassination and kidnapping operations in the central region.

The latter, according to credible sources of Ennahar, surrendered after numerous appeals of former heads of the armed organization, among others, Touati Othman, alias Abul Abbas, a former leader in the organization of the former Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat
... now known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb...
, Samir Sayoud aka Samir Mosaâb, who declared to the security services that he had decided to leave the armed activities because he found no reason to stay in the bush, he was convinced that Jihad in Algeria was a mistake.

Moreover, those who had surrendered to security services reported living in good conditions with their families, denying the allegations of heads of the terrorist organization that they were mistreated.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [359 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Arabia
3-judge panel formed to try terror suspects
[Saudi Gazette] A panel of three senior judges has been formed for the much-awaited trial of forces of Evil jugged for taking part in a series of terror operations across the country.
Betcha their heads don't get chopped off.
The trials are expected to take place after the Eid break in mid-September in Riyadh and Jeddah, judicial sources said. The panel includes two senior judges from Jeddah courts and one from Riyadh courts, supported by an additional group of judges, and a 15-member administrative team.

The panel will start the trials in Jeddah and then move to Riyadh after four months for further trials. In addition to the three senior judges, three judges will help kick off the trials in Jeddah. The number of judges involved in the trials is expected to increase to 12 by the end of 2010.

A team of the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution (BIP) are preparing the list of charges against the detained persons on terrorism cases.

One judge will be tasked to look into individual cases for which capital punishment is not being asked for by the General Prosecutor.

Cases of suspects connected to terror networks or have the death sentence demanded by the General Prosecutor will be looked into by three judges. Suspects will have the right to legal representation before the court.

The panel is now reviewing the files and list of charges already prepared by the BIP.

The trials will be public unless the judge or the plaintiff believes otherwise, according to item 64 of the Saudi Judicial Defense Procedures.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Yemeni police arrests suspected al-Qaida militant in Abyan
(Xinhua) -- The Yemeni police jugged a suspected al-Qaida man in the troubled southern province of Abyan, where a series of deadly battles took place between troops and al-Qaida fighters in the past month, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry, in a statement posted on its website, identified the man as Jabir Ali al-Qaify, 27, and said he was from a neighboring Arab country, which the ministry did not name.

Police jugged al-Qaify at a police checkpoint in Mukairas city of Abyan when he came from nearby Lodar city on a motorcycle without carrying any documents to prove his identity, the statement said.

Al-Qaify was under investigation now, said the statement.

Earlier Friday, the defense ministry said security forces caught two wanted al-Qaida thugs, including a commander, in Lodar city.

Lodar city of Abyan is believed to be a stronghold of al-Qaida forces in the Arabian Peninsula that has witnessed a series of deadly battles between suspected al-Qaida fighters and security forces late last month, leaving dozens from both sides dead or injured.

The U.S.-backed Yemeni government has intensified security operations and air raids against terrorist groups after the Yemen- based al-Qaida wing grabbed credit for a botched attempt to blow up a U.S. passenger plane bound for Detroit in December last year.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Yemeni armed tribesmen loot UNICEF aid convoy
(Xinhua) -- A group of Yemeni primitives looted four trucks carrying UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) aids for the internally displaced people (IDP) in the northern province of Saada, which witnessed long sporadic war between the government and Iran's Houthi sock puppets in the past six years, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry said the armed groups belonging to al-Osaimat tribe in Amran province, north of Sanaa and south of Saada, intercepted the aid convoy late Thursday in Houth district of Amran, while the convoy was en route from Sanaa to IDP's camps in Saada.

Security forces were hunting down the groups to arrest them and regain the aid worth 44,000 U.S. dollars for the IDPs in Saada, said the statement.

Yemen has witnessed sporadic battles since 2004 between government troops and the Iranian catspaws, also known as Houthis, whom the government accused of seeking to re-establish the rule by holy men overthrown by the 1962 Yemeni revolution that created the Yemeni republic.

On Feb. 11, the government and Iranian catspaws reached a cease- fire agreement to end the conflict. However,
There's usually a howeverin there someplace, isn't there?
both sides repeatedly accused each other over breaching the truce after the agreement.

On Aug. 27, the Yemeni government and northern Iranian catspaws signed another agreement in the Qatari capital Doha to cement the fragile ceasefire in northern Yemen.

According to a July report by the UN refugee agency UNHCR, the conflict between Houthi rebels and the government caused 342,000 IDPs in north Yemen.

The supervisor of the IDP's camps told Xinhua that there were still thousands of residents in the troubled northern provinces fleeing to camps to take shelter nowadays.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [333 views] Top|| File under:


One soldier killed, al-Qaida militant surrenders to authorities in S.Yemen
(Xinhua) -- At least one soldier was killed and another one was maimed in a "terrorist attack targeting a police vehicle in Zinjibar city of the troubled southern province of Abyan Friday evening," the ruling party's website said.

"A group of al-Qaida gunnies riding cycle of violences opened a hail of bullets at the police vehicle carrying food for the soldiers stationing at a checkpoint in Zinjibar, the provincial capital city of Abyan, killing one soldier and injured another," almotamr. net said on Friday.

Meanwhile, in the same province, an al-Qaida Islamic myrmidon surrendered to the Yemeni security authorities on Friday in the flashpoint city of Lodar of Abyan, state news agency Saba reported.

Lodar is believed to be a stronghold of al-Qaida forces in the Arabian Peninsula, which witnessed a series of deadly battles between suspected al-Qaida fighters and security forces late last month, leaving dozens of both sides dead or injured.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Caribbean-Latin America
Northern Mexico: Mexican Army Kills 5, Arrests 7 in 2 Operations
Google Translate. For a map, click here.
Five armed suspects died in an armed confonntation with elements of the Mexican Army in a small town just west of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and seven individuals and a number of munitions were seized in a raid in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Thursday, say Mexican news reports.

A Mexican Army detachment patrolling the highway from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon to Reynosa, Tamaulipas were fired on by several armed suspects riding in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The firefight took place in Juarez, Nuevo Leon in the Villas de San Juan district on calle Magnolia.

Witnesses in the area say the battle last about 30 minutes. Five suspects died in the encounter and while homes nearby were damaged by gunfire, no one was reported hurt.

Reports are two Juarez police officers were detained by soldiers for their suspected involvement in helping criminal elements.

Meanwhile, in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, a military raid by a detachment of the Mexican 8th Military Zone on a location near the intersection of calles Francisco Villa and Avenida Zeferino Morales in the Americo Villarreal Guerra district yielded seven arrested.

The army also seized 30 rifles, 254 magazines, 6,485 weapons cartridges and 16 40mm grenades. Also seized was a fragmentary grenade, two vehicles, two tactical vests and two bulletproof vests.
Posted by: badanov || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under:


More Mexican Mayhem
10 Die in Chihuahua State

Ten individuals were murdered in drug and gang violence including the shooting of a Juarez police officer and her husband at their home, and a Chihuahua, Chihuahua city police commander shot to death in the streets.

For a map, click here.
  • An unidentified man was shot to death at a crowded music shop in Chihuahua, Chihuahua Thursday evening, say Mexican press accounts. The attack took place near the intersection of calles 4th and Trías in the Mercado de Hoya record store at about 1800 hrs when several armed suspects pushed their way into the store and commenced firing on the victim,. Reports say police could not find reliable witnesses to the shooting.

  • Two unidentified men were found tortured and shot to death in an area north of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, according to Mexican press reports. The discovery was made in the area known as Arboledas Tecate in Quintas Carolinas. The victims were found bound and gagged, and they had been shot several times.

  • An unidentified man was found dead in Juarez Thursday night. The victim was wrapped in a black plastic bag near the Walmart on Avenida Ejercito Nacional on Calle Juan Kepler. Investigators think the body was dumped. A message was left on the body but its content was not released.

  • Three unidentified men were found dead in Juarez Thursday night, say Mexican news reports. The discovery was made near the intersection of calles Alondra and Rueños on a dirt road behind Plaza Juärez Mall where the three were found with their heads wrapped in duct tape and their hands bound. The victim were also labeled extortionists by their executioners.

  • A female Juarez police officer and her unidentified spouse were shot to death in a home invasion early Friday morning, according to Mexican press accounts. The crime took place near the intersection of Plaza Caracoles and Arenilla in the Hacienda Las Torres district. Reports say armed suspects broke into the home and shot Ana Lilia Rodriguez Vazquez as she slept and her spouse who was apparently preparing to leave for work. Two children in the home were not harmed.

  • A Chihuahua, Chihuahua police commander was shot to death Friday morning, say Mexican news reports. Second Sergeant José Humberto Castillo Valles was shot by a number of armed suspects riding in a three vehicle convoy, consisting of a Nissan Murano, a Jeep Cherokee and a Chevrolet Cavalier, near the intersection of calles Pinos Altos y Paseo del Real in the Villas del Real district. Castillo Valles was apparently part of the team which recently arrested five extortionists in Chihuahua city. Elements of that team are apparently under death threats by organized crime.
Posted by: badanov || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [407 views] Top|| File under:


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Suicide blast kills senior Tajik police officer: ministry
[Pak Daily Times] A boomer in a mobile car bomb slammed into a police station in Tajikistan on Friday, killing a senior police official and wounding at least 25 others, interior ministry officials said.

The car crashed into an iron gate in front of a regional police headquarters in the northern scenic city of Khujand at high speed and went kaboom, killing the driver and partially demolishing the building. A number of officers were missing, feared dead in the rubble.

The massive blast shattered windows for blocks around the station, said witnesses. "As a result of the kaboom this morning in Khujand, a senior officer in the Tajik police was killed," interior ministry front man Colonel Mukhammadjon Nazriyev told AFP.

"The building was severely damaged as a result of the powerful kaboom, and 25 police officers were taken to hospital with varying degrees of injuries," he said. Nazriyev blamed the bombing on al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [702 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan


India-Pakistan
Attack at Ahmedi worship place in Mardan kills one
[Pak Daily Times] At least one person was killed, while four others were maimed in a suicide kaboom on a worship place of the Ahmedis in Mardan.
Once the Ahmadis were redefined as not Muslim, their places of worship could no longer be called by the Muslim words for such places -- so no more Ahmadi mosques or masjids, but only the awkward "worship place".
The bomber was trying to enter the worship place in Muslimabad area of Mardan when the security guards opened fire on him. As result of the blast, one person standing nearby was killed and four others sustained injuries. Police official Ahsanullah Khan, however, said the bomber appeared to have let 'er rip after he was prevented from entering the building. Police arrived at the spot and cordoned off the area. The body parts of the bomber were recovered from the site and authorities say a DNA test would be carried out to ascertain his identity.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [408 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi

#1  "Ahmadi Mosque" can get you five years in a Pak prison
Posted by: john frum || 09/04/2010 20:52 Comments || Top||


2 FC personnel killed in Khuzdar attack
[Pak Daily Times] Two Frontier Corps personnel were rubbed out in Khuzdar, 300 kilometres from the provincial metropolis on Friday.

According to official sources, Behdozaman and Alam Shah were going to bazaar in civil dress in Khuzdar when unidentified people riding a motorcycle sprayed them with bullets. Both security personnel keeled over dead while the assailants fled from the scene. Law enforcement agencies and police rushed to the spot soon after the incident and took the bodies to the District Headquarters Hospital for their appointment with Dr. Quincy.

Later, law enforcement agencies and police cordoned off the area and started a search operation, but no group has grabbed credit of the killing so far.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Pakistan Taliban avenges murder of its leader with Lahore blasts: TTP
(Xinhua) -- The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain ( TTP) has avenged the assassination of its leader Maulana Ali Sher Hyderi with the blasts in Shia's mourning procession in Lahore, a front man of the disbanded outfit said Thursday evening.

Both TTP and a sister banned radical organization Lashkar-e- Jhangvi Al-Alimi have claimed the responsibility of the triple blasts in the eastern city on Wednesday night, killing 37 people and injuring over 300.

The chief of outlawed Sunni thug organization Sipah-e- Sahaba Pakistain (SSP), Maulana Hyderi, was bumped off in August 2009 by unidentified assassins in Khairpur, a quiet city in southern Sindh province.

"We have avenged the death of leaders and Ulema who have been killed at the behest of infidels," said TTP front man Qari Hussain, referring to Wednesday evening's three consecutive kabooms including two suicide bomb attacks targeting a Shia mourning procession in Lahore.

"This was a Dire Revenge™, and we will also avenge the murder of other Ulema and party muscle soon," Qari Hussain told media in a telephone call.

Referring to the United States recent declaration of putting TTP on foreign gunnies list and announcing 5 million dollar reward for arrest of its two leaders, Qari Hussain commented that the Jews and Christians are enemies of Mohammedans and "Jihad will continue against them."

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alimi, an thug Sunni terrorist organization is still holding the custody of two kidnapped people that include a British journalist Qureshi and a former Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) official Col. Imam in their custody.

In Lahore, a complete shutdown has been observed since Thursday to mourn the demise of innocent people after the government of Punjab province declared three days of mourning.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [379 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Dronezaps ice 12 in North Wazoo
[Geo TV] Twelve people were killed in two separate missile strikes by US drones here in North Wazoo on Friday.

In the second strike 9 people were killed and many others injured when a US drone fired two missiles on a house in Machis Factory area during Iftar time in Pakistain's lawless tribal belt.

The injured were shifted by the locals on self-help basis to a nearby hospital.

In another US drone strike during Iftar time a house was targeted in Dattakhel area of North Wazoo with four missiles, killing 3 people and injuring a few others.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan


 Quetta suicide kaboom kills 54, hurts over 80
[Geo TV] The corpse count has mounted to 54 in the suicide kaboom on Yaum-al-Quds rally at Meezan chowk, Quetta on Friday while over 80 others have sustained injuries, Geo News reported.

According to police, a large crowd participating in Yaum-al-Quds rally being taken out under the auspices of Imamia Students Organization (ISO) came under suicide kaboom when it reached at Meezan Chowk.

This panicked the crowd as some gunnies also resorted to open fire.

Representatives of media men including Geo News cameraman Imran Mukhtar also sustained injuries.

Sources put the number of bodies brought to different hospitals at 46. Of these 30 were shifted to CMH, 12 to Civil Hospital and 4 in Bolan Medical Complex.

Many injured are said to be at death's door, raising fear that the corpse count may rise further.

The officials said that about 10 to 15 kilograms of kaboom was used in the attack.

"The head of the boomer, who appears to be an Uzbek and in the age bracket of 20 to 22 years, has been taken into custody," said SP Investigation.
Ummm... What about the rest of him?
Emergency was declared in the hospitals of Quetta immediately after the deadly attack.

Some myrmidons opened fire outside the Civil Hospital, creating difficulties for the medical staff to provide first aid to the injured, some of whom are said to be at death's door.

Meanwhile, enraged people set on fire 5 vehicles after the suicide kaboom.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Southeast Asia
Two bombs fail to injure Thai soldiers
Posted by: ryuge || 09/04/2010 02:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria Arrests Lebanese Sheikh Suspected of Spying for Israel
Syrian authorities jugged a Lebanese sheikh last month while he was on his way to Saudi Arabia to perform the omra, al-Akhbar daily reported Thursday.

The newspaper said that Sheikh Hassan M., who is close to the March 14 forces and is a Hizbullah critic, was jugged on July 7.

Al-Akhbar quoted several Damascus visitors as saying that the arrest came upon suspicion that the sheikh was collaborating with Israel.

A high-ranking Lebanese security official confirmed to Agence France Presse the arrest of the Sheikh whom he identified as Hassan Msheymish.

"Msheymish was jugged in July in Syria based on data Lebanese police intelligence had sent to Syrian authorities indicating that he was implicated in collaborating with Israel," the official told AFP.

A Lebanese security source also told the newspaper that the man's arrest was linked to a "highly sensitive" security file.

Al-Akhbar quoted Lebanese security sources as saying that the suspect admitted to investigators in Syria that he was collaborating with a foreign security apparatus.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Kill the traitor!!!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/04/2010 6:44 Comments || Top||

#2  In other words he wasn't supporting or move the party line forward. Par for the course in Syria. It's one of the ways they keep the religious community so support them. As a recomendation, The Truth about Syria, by Barry Rubin is an interesting read.
Posted by: msicellaneous || 09/04/2010 8:29 Comments || Top||

#3  So the Syrians arrest a Lebanese citizen, while returning from a "lesser Hajj"? That is seriously wrong both in international law and Sharia.

The March 14 Alliance "is a coalition of political parties and independents in Lebanon that call for sovereignty over all Lebanese territories."

I think the problem here is why in the world he went through Syria in the first place. He had to know he was about as welcome there as Netanyahu would be in Tehran.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 09/04/2010 10:39 Comments || Top||


Fatah al-Islam Accuses Lino of Collaborating with Lebanese Intelligence, Threatens to Kill him
A statement signed by Fatah al-Islam's media office has accused Fatah movement's military official in Ein el-Hellhole Mahmoud Issa of helping Lebanese intelligence apparatuses to track the group's leader Abdul Rahman Awadh and his aide Abi Bakr Mubarak.

The statement that was sent to the offices of pan-Arab daily al-Hayat said Issa, who goes by the nom de guerre of al-Lino and heads the Paleostinian Armed Struggle at the camp, informed the Lebanese intelligence that Awadh and Mubarak left Ein el-Hellhole.

Last month, Lebanese troops killed Awadh and Mubarak in a shootout in the town of Chtaura in the Bekaa Valley. The pair had been traveling on false identities to Iraq via Syria, according to a Fatah al-Islam statement.

According to al-Hayat, the statement urged the mujahideen in Ein el-Hellhole to avenge the death of the Fatah al-Islam officials.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under:


Skirmishes in Tehran: Security vs. Anti-Gov't Protestors
I can't vouch for the source, but interesting if true.
[Iran Focus] Sep. 3 - Skirmishes erupted between security forces and anti-government protestors in Tehran on Friday which marks the state's annual Qods (Jerusalem) Day. Government-organised marches were held in Tehran and elsewhere.

Paramilitary Bassij forces on motorbikes were roaming the streets toward Enqelab Square in an attempt to intimidate anti-government protestors.

A large crowd of opposition supporters gathered at Haft-e Tir Square, chanting "death to the dictator" and "Neither Gaza, nor Lebanon; I give my life for Iran". State Security Forces and the paramilitary Bassij attacked them.

In Second Square in Sadeqiya district, some 200 protesters chanted “down with the principle of the velayat-e faqih” (or absolute clerical rule).
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/04/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Civil disobedience is still disobedience, and works a heck of a lot less than armed insurrection against tyrants. The Mullahs don't give a damn what the public think, and are willing to squeeze their country dry.

This will only change when the Mullahs think their own rear ends are on the line. During the major protests, many of the Mullahs were very ready to bug out, but didn't, because the protesters didn't escalate as they should have.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 09/04/2010 10:45 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
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3al-Qaeda in Arabia
2Hezbollah
2Taliban
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Sat 2010-09-04
  Suicide blast kills senior Tajik police officer: ministry
Fri 2010-09-03
  37 dead, 150 maimed in attack on Shiites in Lahore
Thu 2010-09-02
  At Least 25 Die in Nuevo Leon in Shootout
Wed 2010-09-01
  Gunman Holds 1 Hostage in Maryland
Tue 2010-08-31
  Molotov Cocktails Thrown: At Least 8 Killed In Cancun Bar Attack
Mon 2010-08-30
  Iran media brands Sarkozy's wife as 'prostitute'
Sun 2010-08-29
  Series of US drone attacks in Pakistan, at least six killed
Sat 2010-08-28
  Yemen officials, Houthis reach peace deal in Qatar
Fri 2010-08-27
  10 Tonnes of Bomb Chemicals found in E. Afghanistan
Thu 2010-08-26
  56 killed, 250 injured in string of Iraq attacks
Wed 2010-08-25
  Reports: 3 killed in Beirut clashes
Tue 2010-08-24
  MPs slain as Somali gunmen storm hotel
Mon 2010-08-23
  Israel says Iranian reactor use 'totally unacceptable'
Sun 2010-08-22
  Six turbans dronezapped
Sat 2010-08-21
  Russians Flatline Mastermind of Moscow Subway Attack

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