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Taliban kill woman, lover over adultery: Afghan official
[DAWN] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
killed an Afghan woman accused of adultery and her lover in western Ghor province after it was discovered that she had fled her husband to be with another man, an Afghan official said.

Provincial front man Abdul Hai Khatebi said the couple tried to flee on a cycle of violence but got stopped and captured by the Taliban at a checkpoint manned by the forces of Evil in their district.

Khatebi said it all happened on Wednesday, the Taliban detained the two, carried out a swift self-styled trial and handed down a death sentence for both.

The Taliban, who hold sway in nearly half of Afghanistan, are seeking to impose their harsh interpretation of Islam in areas they control. The forces of Evil consider adultery an offense punishable by death.

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

U.S. airstrike leaves 3 ISIS IED planters dead in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The U.S. forces in Afghanistan carried out an Arclight airstrike targeting a group of ISIS IED planters, leaving at least three of them dead.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said a group of three ISIS gunnies were busy planting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Payin area of Deh Bala district when they came under an airstrike of the coalition forces drone aircraft.

The statement further added that the airstrike left at least three ISIS gunnies dead.

The Talibs and other gunnies including ISIS often use improvised bomb as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government officials.

facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
in majority of such attacks the ordinary civilians are killed while in some cases the Talibs are themselves blown up in premature kabooms.

Anti-government elements must immediately end the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of all improvised bombs (IEDs) in areas frequented by civilians, said UNAMA in a special human rights
...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
report released few days earlier.

The special report ‐ titled "Increasing Harm to Afghan Civilians form the Deliberate and Indiscriminate Use of Improvised Explosive Devices" ‐ documents a sharp increase from 1 January ‐ 30 September 2018 in the killing and maiming of Afghan civilians by IEDs, which have caused almost half of the civilian casualties from conflict-related violence.

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Hey Mohamhead! This IED didn't blow up when we made it and kill us, our families and half the neighbors. It didn't blow up when we were transporting it here and kill us and everyone near our donkey cart. And it didn't blow up when we stuck it in the ground by the grocery store here, killing us, the store owner and his family and seventeen innocent bystanders. This must be our lucky day! Today I'm going to buy me a lottery ticke . . . ."

*** BOOM ***
Posted by: gorb || 10/26/2018 10:08 Comments || Top||

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo
[PULSE.NG] Spanish police said Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in the Netherlands
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

Home Front: WoT
Ohio man arrested for trying to join Islamic State
[ALMASDARNEWS] An Ohio man was placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
by the federal authorities on Wednesday for trying to join 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....
(ISIS), the U.S. Justice Department reported on Thursday.

According to the Justice Department, Naser Almadaoji was arrested at the Columbus Intentional Airport while trying to travel to Kazakhstan in order to join the Islamic State terrorist organization.

Almadaoji, 19, was planning to travel from Kazakhstan to nearby Afghanistan, the Justice Department said.

"Naser Almadaoji allegedly attempted to seek terrorist training in weapons and tactics and discussed a willingness to conduct terrorist ’projects’ in the United States on behalf of foreign terrorist groups," said Assistant Attorney John C. Demers in a blurb.

"Protecting America from terrorist activity, including conduct like this, remains the highest priority of the Department of Justice," Demers continued.

"According to the charging document, Almadaoji wanted to make his way to Afghanistan to train with an ISIS organization," said U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Benjamin Glassman.

"He allegedly pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIS in a video in which he wore a head scarf, and had plans to cause conflict in America between the United States Government and anti-government militias. These are serious allegations, and thwarting terrorist threats remains a top priority for the United States Attorney’s Office," Glassman added.
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baloch fighters kill two in attack on Pakistani security convoy
[Al Jazeera] Ethnic Baloch separatists have killed at least two Pak paramilitary soldiers in a coordinated attack on a senior officer's convoy in the southwestern province of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
The attack occurred in Washk district, about 345km south of the quiet provincial capital, Quetta, on Thursday, security officials said.

"Balochistan Liberation Army [BLA] fighters conducted this attack, and it was a joint operation with the Baloch Liberation Front [BLF]," BLA spokesperson Jihand Baloch told Al Jazeera via satellite phone from an undisclosed location.

For more than a decade, armed Baloch separatist groups have been fighting for independence against Pak security forces, whom they consider to be an occupying force in Pakistain's largest and least-populated province.

The BLA and BLF are two of the more active groups in the region, conducting frequent attacks against Pak forces, as well as on projects being completed under the China Pakistain Economic Corridor (CPEC), a $56bn project that links southwestern China to the Arabian Sea through Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army

Policeman martyred in 'targeted' gun attack in Quetta
[DAWN] A policeman was rubbed out by unidentified button men in Quetta's Nawan Killi area on Thursday morning, police said.

Head Constable Muhammad Musa, posted at Barori cop shoppe, was going to work on his cycle of violence and when armed attackers opened fire on him and escaped unhurt from the site of the attack, police said.

The police officer went titzup. His body was shifted to Quetta's Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Police and other law enforcement personnel reached the site of the attack and launched an investigation into the incident, which police said appeared to be a assassination.

Later in the day, Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain grabbed credit for the attack.

Police officers are said to be high-risk targets in Balochistan...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Farmer injured in bomb explosion, northeast of Baquba
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A farmer was injured in a bomb blast, northeast of Baquba in Diyala province, a local source was quoted saying on Thursday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “a bomb, placed near a garden at the outskirts of al-Islah village, northeast of Baquba, went off, leaving a farmer injured.”

Security forces, according to the source, who asked to remain anonymous, “transferred the injured farmer to hospital for treatment.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There ARE other ways of turning over the soil before planting, you know.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 10/26/2018 18:04 Comments || Top||

Six Islamic State members arrested in refugee camps, south of Fallujah
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Six Islamic State members were arrested in an operation carried out in the refugee camps, south of Fallujah in Anbar province, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “security troops carried out a wide-scale operation at the refugee camps in Amiriyat al-Somoud, south of Fallujah. Six Islamic State members, who sneaked into the camps along with displaced families, were arrested.”

The detainees, according to the source, “were involved in operations against civilians and security troops.” They were transferred under high security measures to detention cells for investigations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Bomb blast leaves civilian seriously injured in Baghdad: Interior Ministry
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian has been seriously wounded in a bomb blast in the capital Baghdad, the Iraqi Security Media Center said on Thursday.

In a statement, the center quoted Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, as saying that “a bomb went off in Baghdad al-Jadida region, leaving a civilian profoundly injured.”

The region witnesses high number of visitors heading to Karbala province for the religious visit to commemorate the 40-day mourning period for the 7th century death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

Balloons carrying suspected incendiary device land in Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] Police sappers defuse suspicious package in Ramat Eshkol neighborhood; no injuries

Balloons carrying a suspected incendiary device were found in the Ramat Eshkol northern neighborhood of Jerusalem on Thursday, the Israel Police said.

Police bomb disposal experts arrived at the scene and neutralized the suspicious package the balloons were carrying, police said in a statement.

The bright pink balloons attached to the suspicious package were decorated with Arabic writing that said "My heart."

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Police did not say where the balloons were launched from.

The tactic of sending airborne incendiary devices into Israeli territory has been used almost daily by Paleostinians in the Gazoo Strip since the start of weekly border protests there in March.

On Thursday firefighters worked to extinguish three blazes near southern Israeli towns caused by incendiary balloons launched from Gazoo, a front man for the Israeli Fire and Rescue Services said.

Gazoo protesters have launched hundreds of such incendiary kites and balloons into Israel, sparking fires that have destroyed forests, burned crops, and killed livestock. Over 7,000 acres of land have been burned, causing millions of shekels in damages, according to Israeli officials. Some balloons have carried improvised bombs.

There have been a number of incidents in which West Bank Paleostinians appeared to have copied the tactic, sending devices into Israeli communities and settlements.

On three occasions over the past month suspicious balloons have been discovered in Jerusalem, as well as in the courtyard of a home in the West Bank settlement of Givat Ze’ev, just north of Jerusalem, in the central city of Lod, and in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  a long way from Gaza to Jerusalem but last night Israel had some strong SSW winds

Posted by: lord garth || 10/26/2018 3:39 Comments || Top||

#2  All the way from Florida.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/26/2018 12:49 Comments || Top||

IDF carries out airstrikes on ‘Hamas targets’ in Gaza
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) released footage on Thursday showing what they say was an Arclight airstrike on alleged Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", targets in the Gazoo Strip.

The IDF claim a rocket was fired from the Gazoo Strip towards southern Israel and that they responded with an Iron Dome missile to intercept it but it failed.

As a response, the IDF targeted what they say were Hamas positions in Gazoo.
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

'Fiercest' Shellfire Yet around Syria Truce Zone
[An Nahar] Rebels and jihadists shot it out with government forces in northern Syria overnight, their "fiercest" exchanges since a buffer zone deal was announced for the area last month, a monitor said Thursday.

A 15- to 20-kilometre (nine to 12-mile) wide "de-militarised zone" was announced by rebel backer The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
and government ally Moscow on September 17 to separate government troops from rebel fighters in their last major bastion in Idlib province and adjacent areas.

Shelling has continued intermittently, however, and escalated dramatically late Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"It was the fiercest bombing yet since September 17," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Britannia-based monitoring group.

"Syrian government rocket and artillery fire killed one girl in Kafr Hamra," an Aleppo province town inside the declared buffer zone.

Rebel shelling from inside the zone killed three civilians in government-held territory earlier this week.

Late on Wednesday, rocket fire by both jihadists and Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels hit second city Aleppo, wounding 10 people, Abdel Rahman said.

State news agency SANA gave the same casualty toll and said the army responded against the sources of the fire north and northwest of the city.

The National Liberation Front, the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel alliance which is the main gang in that area, said it was responding to government violations of the truce deal with "light and medium weapons."

Under the deal agreed by Russia and Turkey, the rebels were supposed to have removed all heavy weapons from the buffer zone by October 10.

"Radical" fighters -- taken to mean Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS), the jihadist alliance which is the dominant faction in Idlib, and other hardliners -- were supposed to leave the zone by October 15.

But 10 days on there is still no sign of any pullout or of the planned monitoring patrols by the deal's co-sponsors, the Observatory said.

Syrian pro-government newspaper al-Watan said the jihadists' failure to withdraw "provides the justification for the Syrian army and Russian air force to start a military operation to oust (HTS) from the area."

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Miyeh Miyeh Clashes Subside after Two Wounded
[An Nahar] Heavy festivities erupted Thursday at the Miyeh Miyeh Paleostinian refugee camp near Sidon between the mainstream Fatah Movement and the Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
-backed Islamist faction Ansarullah.

The sounds of shelling and gunfire were being heard across the city of Sidon, the National News Agency said.

The agency later reported that the fighting had subsided following Lebanese and Paleostinian political contacts and meetings.

It also reported that two people had been injured -- a Fatah member and a civilian.

NNA said stray bullets from the festivities reached areas that neighbor the camp such as the town of Hlaliyeh east of Sidon, where one of the gunshots penetrated the glass facade of one of the houses without causing casualties.

The fighting also sparked panic among the region's residents, who have urged authorities to put an end to the recurrent festivities, the agency added.

MP Bahia Hariri of al-Mustaqbal
... the Future Movement, political party led by Saad Hariri...
Movement meanwhile had held a series of phone calls aimed at reaching "an instant ceasefire," NNA said.

Hariri's contacts involved Fatah's most bigwig in Leb Fathi Abu al-Ardat, Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",' top official in Leb Ahmed Abdul Hadi, the chief of Lebanese military intelligence in the South Brig. Gen. Fawzi Hamadi, and the head of military intelligence in Sidon Brig. Gen. Mamdouh Saab.

The festivities between the two movements had first erupted on October 16, leaving several people dead.

Lebanese Army units had on Wednesday redeployed around the camp in order to "bring the security situation under control," the army said in a statement.

An army force had deployed Tuesday at the camp's entrance before withdrawing abruptly for "logistic reasons," the National News Agency said.

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Fatah

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  Arrest Made In Plantation In Connection To Package Bombs
Thu 2018-10-25
  4 children injured in Quetta school firing
Wed 2018-10-24
  BREAKING: ‘IED' found near Bill and Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua home
Tue 2018-10-23
  Firefighters extinguish day’s fifth blaze caused by incendiary balloon in southern Israel
Mon 2018-10-22
  US brigadier general recovering from at least one gunshot wound in Afghanistan attack
Sun 2018-10-21
  US charges Chicago man with online recruiting for Islamic State
Sat 2018-10-20
  Anjem Choudary Released from Prison
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  ISIS Returns: Sick terrorists take 700 hostage - Putin issues warning
Thu 2018-10-18
  Afghan guards open fire at Afghan-NATO meeting in Kandahar, injuring 2 Americans - reports
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  Mastermind behind Ahvaz terrorist attack killed in Iraq’s Diyala, IRGC says
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  Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance
Mon 2018-10-15
  Jihadist rebels reinforce front-lines near Idlib buffer zone, no withdrawal
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  4 ISIS militants blown up by own explosives in Kunar province
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