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U.S. drones target Taliban vehicle in Paktia leaving 5 militants dead
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Afghanistan
U.S. drones target Taliban vehicle in Paktia leaving 5 militants dead
[KhaamaPress] At least five holy warriors were killed after the U.S. drones targeted a vehicle of the Talibs in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said the dronezap was carried out in the vicinity of Zurmat district.

The statement further added that a vehicle which was carrying Talibs was targeted in Yamnai Khel area of the district, leaving five holy warriors dead.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the vehicle was also destroyed during the same Arclight airstrike.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including the Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Paktia has been among the relatively calm provinces in Southeast of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has tanked comparatively during the recent years.

The holy warriors are active in some districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6579 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Explosion foiled in Kabul city
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Police Forces have thwarted a plot by the anti-government armed snuffies to detonate a magnetic bomb in Kabul city.

The Kabul Police Commandment in a statement said late on Saturday evening that a magnetic Improvised Explosive Device was discovered and defused before the snuffies manage to detonate it in the 5th police district of the city.

The statement further added that the mine was planted on a roadside in Niaz Bek area in the 5th police district of Kabul.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including Talibs have not commented so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:


NDS Special Forces storm a key hideout of the Taliban in Nangarhar province
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), have stormed a key hideout of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group 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 media office in a statement said at least four Talibs were killed in the raid and depot containing weapons and explosives was destroyed.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted at 12am local time on Friday in Khalaqdad area of Khogyani district which continued until 3am in the morning, leaving four forces of Evil dead.

Another Taliban Hamidullah who was expert in producing improvised bombs was tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
along with seven others during the same operation, the statement said.

The Afghan forces also confiscated some suicide kaboom vests, weapons, munitions, mines, and other explosives during the operation which were later destroyed, the provincial government said, adding that the NDS forces and local residents did not suffer casualties during the operation.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the operation so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Suicide attack on Afghan police bus kills six
[DAWN] A suicide car kaboom on a bus carrying coppers and workers in central Afghanistan killed at least six people and maimed dozens on Saturday, officials said.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
-claimed blast happened as the bus entered a police compound in the Wardak picturesque provincial capital of Maidan Shar, provincial pol­ice front man Hekmat­ullah Durrani said.

Six bodies and 31 maimed had been taken to hospitals in the city, health director Salim Asgharkhil said. Provincial governor spok­e­sman Abdul Rahman Man­gal confirmed the corpse count.

In a WhatsApp message, Taliban front man Zabi­ul­lah Mujahid said "tens of Afghan police and soldiers were killed" in the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Jubbaland Forces Carry Out Security Sweep In Kismayo After Fighting
[RADIOSHABELLE] The security forces of Somalia’s southern Federal member state of Jubbaland have carried out a massive security operation in the coastal city of Kismayo
...a port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia, at the extreme southern end of the country (assuming Somalia can be called a country). It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region...
following a heavy shootout.

Sa’id Hassan Dahir, the front man of Jubbland security agencies, told Radio Shabelle that the sweep saw the arrest of at least 11 soldiers said to be behind Saturday’s festivities.

He promised that the detained renegade soldiers will be arraigned in court to face the justice after killed a prominent traditional elder during the firefight with state troops.

The situation of the city has returned to normal on Sunday, according to the front man who added that the operation will keep on until the overall security is assured.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
NAF, Nigerian Air Force repel Boko Haram attack at Gashigar
[PULSE.NG] The Nigerian Air Force , working in concert with the Nigerien Air Force provided support for Nigerian ground forces at the weekend and thwarted a Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Terrorist (BHT) attack at Gashigar in Borno.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, in a statement on Sunday said the operation was carried out on Saturday.

" The operation was carried out overnight of October 27 and early morning of October 28, following a report from troops at Gashigar that their location was under attack.

" Accordingly, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform that was on a mission at another location was immediately redirected to Gashigar," he said.

The NAF front man said that In addition, a pair of Mi-35 helicopter gunships were scrambled to the location.

" Overhead Gashigar, the NAF ISR platform was joined by another from the Nigerien Air Force and they both were able to identify the location of the BHTs, in 13 Gun Trucks, as they advanced towards the camp from two different directions.

" They subsequently directed the fire of the helicopter gunships and ground troops support weapons towards the terrorists," he said.

Daramola said that the combined fire forced the BHTs to retreat from the camp.

" However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
the BHTs attempted to regroup at a location outside the camp but were again engaged by the helicopter gunships and sent scampering in different directions, with several of them killed or injured in the process," he said.

According to him, the ISR platform and helicopters remained within the location providing necessary air support for the troops until the situation was stabilised and threats neutralised.

The front man said that the NAF, working in concert with ground forces, would sustain the tempo of operations with a view to destroying all remnants of the bully boyz on the fringes of Lake Chad and other areas in northern Borno.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Shiites counter Army’s claim, say they were unarmed
[PULSE.NG] In a statement issued to Vanguard, the Commander Army Headquarters Garrison, Major General James Myam said "Troops of Army Headquarters Garrison on official duty, escorting ammunitions and missiles from Abuja to Army Central Ammunition Depot in Kaduna State were attacked by some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) sect at Zuba bridge, of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at about 3.00pm on Saturday 27th October 2018.

"The sect who were supposedly in a procession, established an illegal roadblock denying motorists free passage.

" When the troops’ convoy attempted to clear the road block, they met stiff opposition from the sect.

"Members of the sect used various objects to barricade the road and also pelted the troops with stones and other dangerous items.

"They smashed both military and civilian vehicles’ windscreens and windows.

"They also attempted to overrun the escorts to cart away the ammunition and missiles the troops were escorting.

"This led to the troops opening fire to extricate themselves.

"Consequently, troops of 102 Guards Battalion in whose Area of Responsibility the incident occurred rushed to the convoy’s rescue.

"Unfortunately, during the encounter 3 members of the sect were killed while 2 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries and are being treated at a military medical facility."

SHIITES DENY
According to Daily Post, the front man of the Shiite sect, Ibrahim Musa said the Army lied to Nigerians just to justify the killing of their members.

Musa said they were on a peaceful procession when they were attacked by the Army.

The group’s front man also claims that there are video recordings of what happened.

Musa issued a statement saying "Our attention has been drawn to a false, unsubstantiated and mischievous press statement by the Nigerian army, signed by one Major General JAMES MYAM, the Commander Army Headquarters Garrison to justify the bestiality they meted the innocent, unarmed members of the Islamic Movement yesterday, while carrying out their solemn religious duty of Arbaeen mourning procession at Zuba.

"We categorically refute the storyline of the Nigerian Army. These age long worn-out malevolent storylines are no longer being believed by members of the public because over time, the Islamic Movement has convincingly demonstrated its peaceful disposition while conducting its religious obligations, even in the face of extreme official persecution.

"What was witnessed last Saturday was done in broad daylight and in full glare of the public. Video clips of both the procession prior to the unprovoked, brutal attacks and of the fierce attacks by soldiers at unarmed people scrambling for cover while the soldiers take deliberate steps to seek them and shoot them dead are all in the public domain.

"Therefore, the government and its Army cannot confuse members of the public by going further with their plans of campaign of calumny and false propaganda with a view to malign the Movement and its leadership.

"The public is led to believe that the government and its Army are resorting to these vicious campaigns in desperation. Yet, they would never wish away or bury their crimes against humanity."

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Iran)


Arabia
Coalition strikes, armed clashes kill 40 Houthis near Yemen’s Hodeidah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni military sources confirmed on Sunday that 40 members of the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias were killed and dozens injured following air strikes by the Arab coalition backing the Yemeni legitimate army.

The source said the air strikes targeted Houthis’ reinforcements which were on their way to the port city of Hodeidah.

Fighting also erupted between the Yemeni legitimate army and the Iranian-backed Houthi militias near the Kilo 16 highway connecting the capital Sanaa with Hodeidah, adding to the casualties among the Houthis.

A senior Yemeni military source that the militias were trying to bring in their military reinforcements to the center of the port city, adding that the Arab coalition fighter jets destroyed a number of military vehicles and equipment reinforcements that were on the way to the Houthi militias.

In another development, Tension and armed confrontations widened between the militias of Abdul Malik al-Houthi and his uncle, Abdul Azim al-Houthi, a Zaidi holy man in several areas in the governorates of Saada, Hajjah, Amran and Sanaa with both rallying their bases in many regions of Saada.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1 
Fighting over the dwindling spoils.
Posted by: Roger29 Palms || 10/29/2018 22:33 Comments || Top||

#2  The entire population of Yemen needs to apply for asylum in the US.

I don't know, we're all Muslims I guess, and we always seem to be fighting each other.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 10/29/2018 23:20 Comments || Top||


Economy
Germany: Possible terror attack on high speed train investigated
[DW] Police found wire pulled across a stretch of train tracks in Bavaria, national media reported. A conductor mistook the sound of the incident for a shorted circuit.

German media reported on Sunday that authorities in the state of Bavaria were investigating a possible attempted terror attack on a high-speed train. The incident, according to the Bild daily, involved a steel wire being pulled across the tracks.

On October 7, a conductor on a train heading south from Nuremberg and Munich heard a strange sound he attributed to a small technical glitch on the train.

Later, however, police found the wire that was stretched across the train's path and wooden wedges were placed on the tracks.

According to Bild, authorities are also in possession of a threatening letter in Arabic, which promises more attacks, and the incident occurred near a bridge with Arabic graffiti.

The newspaper did not, however, clarify if that was connected to the attempted attack on the train.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/29/2018 07:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  the wire isn't gonna do squat, but wedges could derail, especially if they're metal
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2018 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  One more thing to blame on the juice.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/29/2018 9:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Ref #2: Well, Jewish dislike for the German rail system is fairly well documented.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/29/2018 10:02 Comments || Top||

#4  The 'wire' may very well have been intended to change the rail signal circuit so that further sections of rail could be removed to cause a derailment.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/29/2018 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Please forgive my railing.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/29/2018 12:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Latinos are the same as much as all South American countries are the same. I guess liberals only see the color of their skin.
Posted by: gorb || 10/29/2018 16:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Skid -Ouch!!
Posted by: illeagle || 10/29/2018 17:12 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraq deploys Hashd fighters to Syria border amid Arba'een pilgrimage
[PRESSTV] Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi paramilitary forces have amassed on the country’s border with Syria after a massive ISIS attack on the other side of the border.

A Hashd al-Sha'abi commander in Iraq's western Anbar Province said he had sent reinforcements to the border after the Friday attack, Russia's RT Arabic television reported.

The Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terror group posted a statement on the Telegram messaging application, saying it had attacked two villages in Syria's eastern Dayr al-Zawr Province late Friday.

The attacks reportedly killed at least 60 members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and maimed more than 100 other bully boys.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Roadside bomb wounds two Iraqi farmers in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two Iraqi farmers were maimed Sunday in a kaboom in northeastern Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today news website, the source said that a roadside kaboom went kaboom! near al-Islah village in Jalawla, 70km northeast of Baqubah, leaving two farmers maimed.

The source, who preferred to be unnamed, added that security forces opened a probe into the attack and the maimed were moved to hospital for treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli airstrike kills 3 boys aged 12 to 14 in Gaza
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Paleostinian medics say three boys aged 12 to 14 have been killed in an Israeli Arclight airstrike in the southeastern Gazoo Strip.

Ashraf al-Kidra of the Health Ministry says ambulance crews are bringing the bodies to a hospital from the perimeter fence dividing Gazoo and Israel, according to the News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

The Israeli army said an aircraft hit three Paleostinians who approached the security fence Sunday "and were apparently involved in placing" an bomb to it.

In another development, a Paleostinian has died two days after suffering gunshot wounds in festivities on the Israel-Gazoo border, the health ministry in the enclave said Sunday, according to AFP.

The death raises to seven the number of Paleostinians killed as a result of Friday’s festivities when thousands again approached the border fence.

At least 214 Paleostinians have been killed by Israeli fire in months of protests and festivities along the Gazoo border.

One Israeli soldier has been killed since the protests and festivities began on March 30.

Israel says its actions are necessary to defend the border and stop infiltrations and attacks, which it accuses Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede, of seeking to orchestrate.

Paleostinians and rights groups say protesters have been shot while posing little threat.

Israel and Paleostinian snuffies in Gazoo, run by Hamas movement, have fought three wars since 2008.

Later on Friday and into Saturday, Paleostinian snuffies fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel, which responded with extensive air strikes.

The violence came to an end after Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
, the Paleostinian krazed killer group that launched the rockets, said it had agreed to an Egyptian-brokered truce.

No one was killed from the rocket fire and air strikes.

Several military flare-ups have occurred in the months since the protests began, prompting fears of a new war between the two sides.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Hamas Commander killed at Gaza border when ‘hand grenade' exploded prematurely
[Legal Insurrection] Lotsa pics and links at LI link
"Exploded prematurely"....according to some.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I didn't know hand grenades had red and green wires.
Posted by: gorb || 10/29/2018 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  These are HamAss hand grenades... they probably have red and green wires.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/29/2018 1:12 Comments || Top||

#3  defective grenades imported into Gaza

gee, who could have been involved in this
Posted by: lord garth || 10/29/2018 1:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Sometimes things are not as they appear.

Project Eldest Son
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/29/2018 6:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't they have medication for that problem?
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/29/2018 9:50 Comments || Top||

#6  When the British SAS found IRA ammo dumps they would alter the grenades to explode when the pin was pulled and leave them there.

Ended up finding a lot of one-handed corpses.
Posted by: Creling Pelosi3622 || 10/29/2018 17:07 Comments || Top||

#7  This story always warms the cockles of my heart. Amazing what 15 grams of RDX can do.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahya_Ayyash
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 10/29/2018 17:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Amazing what 15 grams of RDX can do.

Better to ignite a candle, than to curse the darkness.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/29/2018 19:10 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
IS group repels US-backed forces from east Syria holdout: Monitor
[AlAhram] 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....
(IS) bad boy group has ousted a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday.

A Syrian Democratic Forces commander, asking not to be named, confirmed the SDF retreat from Hajin on the Iraqi border around seven weeks after it launched an anti-IS offensive backed by the US-led coalition.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkey shells Kurdish militia positions in Syria: State media
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's military on Sunday fired artillery shells at a Kurdish militia in Syria that is backed by the United States but deemed a terrorist group by Ankara, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

The shelling targeted YPG positions on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, Anadolu said.

Ottoman Turkish President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
has repeatedly threatened to launch a new offensive in Syria east of the Euphrates, and on Friday said he was giving the YPG a "final warning".

Anadolu reported that the strikes, which hit a hill near the Zur Maghar village across the Euphrates from the city of Jarablus in the Aleppo province, were in response to fire from the area.

The shelling comes a day after Erdogan hosted a summit in Istanbul on the Syrian conflict with the leaders of Russia, La Belle France and Germany.

The YPG, which holds swathes of northern and northeastern Syria, forms the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Kurdish-Arab alliance that has received extensive American support in the fight 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....
(IS) bully boy group in the war-torn country.

However Ankara is bitterly opposed to the YPG, regarding it as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a deadly insurgency in Turkey since 1984. The PKK is designated as a terror group by Turkey and its Western allies.

Washington's support of the YPG remains a major point of contention between the US and Turkey, and a large-scale offensive east of the Euphrates could aggravate already tense relations between the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
allies.

Turkey has also repeatedly threatened an attack on the YPG-controlled Syrian city of Manbij, where US troops are deployed.

To ease tensions, Washington and Ankara agreed to have troops conduct coordinated patrols around the city, and such a patrol went ahead on Sunday, Ottoman Turkish armed forces said.

Earlier this year, Turkey launched operation "Olive Branch" in Syria west of the Euphrates, successfully ousting YPG forces from their enclave in Afrin.

Ankara has long opposed the YPG controlling a continuous stretch of territory on its border up to Iraq, fearing the creation of an autonomous region or even independent entity that could embolden Turkey's own Kurds.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


U.S. airstrike kills Syrian family on borders with Iraq
Damascus (Iraqinews.com) ‐ A Syrian family was killed Sunday in an air strike by the U.S.-led international coalition warplanes on Albu Kamal town on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the aerial bombardment left a five-strong family dead and caused severe damage to several buildings and property.

There were two children among the casualties.

The town of Albu Kamal, on the western bank of the Euphrates, was retaken by Syrian government forces in December.

Iraq also carries out air strikes on suspected IS Death Eaters near the border in Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq



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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2018-10-29
  U.S. drones target Taliban vehicle in Paktia leaving 5 militants dead
Sun 2018-10-28
  Yemeni army unveils new domestically-built high-precision Badr P-1 ballistic missile
Sat 2018-10-27
  Emergency situation at US synagogue
Fri 2018-10-26
  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
Fri 2018-10-19
  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
Wed 2018-10-17
  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
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