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44 Indian security personnel killed in held Kashmir attack
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Afghanistan
7 Taliban militants killed, wounded in a premature IED explosion
[[KhaamaPress] At least seven Talibs were killed or maimed in an kaboom triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) 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.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the incident took place on Tuesday in the vicinity of Khogyani district.

The statement further added that the incident took place while a group of Talibs who were looking to plan an Improvised Explosive Device in Zawi area of the district.

According to 201st Silab Corps, at least 4 murderous Moslems were killed in the kaboom and three others were maimed.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented regarding the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  'Red Wire/Green Wire' doesn't work well if all you have is 7th century 'Black Wire' to use.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/15/2019 13:58 Comments || Top||


ISIS-K militants kill 2 Taliban group memebers in Laghman province
[KhaamaPress] The ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K) hard boyz have killed two group members of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men.

province of Afghanistn, the Afghan Miliray said Thursday.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Army in the East, the two Taliban group members were killed in Alingar ditrict on Wednesday.

The statement further added that the slain Taliban group members have been identified as Abdul Mateen and Abdul Muqeem who were killed by ISIS-K hard boyz in Saw Dara area of Alingar.

The 201st Silab Corps in another statement said two ISIS-K hard boyz identified as Ziaullah and Aziz Khan also surrendered to the Afghan forces in Noor Lam Dara area of the district on Wednesday.

The anti-government armed hard boyz including Taliban and ISIS Khurasan have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Laghman is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed hard boyz including Taliban and ISIS-K have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
U.S. Targets Al-Qaida in Libya Air Strike
[AnNahar] The US carried out an air strike against Islamist group al-Qaeda in southern Libya on Wednesday night, Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
's UN-backed Government of National Accord said.

The strike near the town of Ubari, some 900 kilometres (550 miles) south of the capital, was coordinated with the GNA, said President Fayez al-Sarraj's front man.

It targeted "a number of members of terrorist organization al-Qaeda", Mohamad al-Sallak said in a statement, giving no further details.

Libya has been wracked by violence and torn between rival administrations since the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
-backed overthrow and killing of dictator Moamer Qadaffy in 2011.

The GNA was formed following a UN-backed deal in December 2015, but it has struggled to impose its power across the country.

The US military regularly carries out air strikes in Libya against al-Qaeda and 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.

Last year in August it said it had killed an IS member described by a source as a former local leader of the jihadists.

In June the US said it had killed four members of an IS affiliate near the northern town of Bani Walid, while in March the Pentagon confirmed a senior al-Qaeda operative and another jihadist died in a US air strike.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Home Front: WoT
Maricopa County releases 'knife to a gunfight' cam footage (video)
[FOX] A man who pledged allegiance to the ISIS terror group was shot by an Arizona police officer in January after the terrorist-wannabe charged the cop with a knife, newly released bodycam footage shows.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brandon Wells responded to the scene after Ismail Hamed called dispatchers, committed to the ever-shrinking militant network and asked for a police officer to be sent so he could "deal with them," police said. Hamed also reportedly told dispatchers he wanted to talk to police about the suffering of Palestinians and issues regarding the Middle East.

"My name is Ismail Hamed," he told 911 operators, according to The Arizona Republic. "I live in Fountain Hills, and I'm owing my allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. I just want a cop to come real quick and I want to deal with them."
Alaaah be praised, Ismail's wish was granted.

[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Provided by our own TW.
Moment Arizona cop shoots 'ISIS-supporting terrorist' after the 18-year-old charged at him with a knife

WARNING: GRAPHIC but thoroughly enjoyable IMAGES

Authorities on Thursday released video of the January 7 confrontation between suspect Ismail Hamed and a sergeant at a police station in Fountain Hills, Arizona

  • Police say Hamed had 911 and asked to speak with a law enforcement officer

  • A sergeant responded to the call and his body camera recorded the incident

  • Hamed threw rocks at the sergeant before approaching him with a knife

  • The officer fired two shots at Hamed after he ignored multiple warnings

  • who was born in the US, was described by police as a violent extremist

  • He was taken to a hospital and charged with aggravated assault the next day
  • Posted by: Besoeker || 02/15/2019 12:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

    #1  Hat tip to the calm, professional Maricopa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brandon Wells who successfully controlled the use of loud abusive language and the rather strong urge to burst into uncontrolled laughter.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 02/15/2019 12:57 Comments || Top||

    #2  Suicide by cop.
    Posted by: Glenmore || 02/15/2019 12:58 Comments || Top||

    #3  Suicide? Ah no. jihad against cop. Moohamhead goes down. Fitting.
    Posted by: Woodrow || 02/15/2019 14:41 Comments || Top||

    #4  Yeah, okay. The cop shot the muzz, but the guy lived! What BS is that? The perp should be having tea with allah.
    Posted by: Tyranysaurus Clavith3514 || 02/15/2019 15:19 Comments || Top||

    #5  Moved to Page 1: War on Terror under the Home Front: WoT heading. Just because it wasn’t organized by the home office by properly trained cadre members doesn’t mean it isn’t an intentional part of the war. Especially since various Al Qaeda branches as well as ISIS have for years been pushing locals outside the Ummah via on-line magazine articles as well as videos and personal grooming to carry out lone wolf actions in order to terrorize the unbelievers, softening them up for the coming conquest.

    Well done, Besoeker. Thank you for being on top of this for us.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||

    #6  "No Soup Virgins for you!"
    Posted by: Frank G || 02/15/2019 18:19 Comments || Top||

    #7  Sand chigger...
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/15/2019 21:25 Comments || Top||

    #8  I would dearly love to know where Mr, Hamed’s parents are from, which mosque he goes to, and who his friends and relations are. It’s very odd that for two days I have not been able to find any of this information.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 23:49 Comments || Top||


    India-Pakistan
    44 Indian security personnel killed in held Kashmir attack
    [Dawn] Over 40 personnel of India’s paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in a fedayeen-style strike in India-held Jammu and Kashmire on Thursday, reports said.

    Indian minister says New Delhi will retaliate; FO rejects insinuation that seeks to link the incident with Pakistan.
    Rooters said 44 men were killed as a jeep with 350kg of explosives rammed a bus in a large security convoy at Pulwama in the disputed Himalayan region.

    Indian reports claimed that Jaish-e-Mohammad
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Jaish-e-Mohammad

    #1  "We have always condemned acts of violence anywhere in the world," the FO spokesperson said.

    Then his lips fell off
    Posted by: Frank G || 02/15/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||


    Iraq
    Roadside bomb kills 8 militia fighters north of Baghdad
    [IsraelTimes] An Iraqi security official says a roadside kaboom has went kaboom! north of Baghdad, killing eight fighters from a militia headed by an influential Shiite Moslem holy man.

    The ambush has been confirmed by a front man with the Peace Brigades, or Saraya al-Salam militia, which is commanded by Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
    ... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
    . They both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. The militia front man said among those killed was a militia commander, Hussein Attiyeh.

    The ambush occurred west of the holy city of Samarra, some 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of the capital Baghdad.

    There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. al-Sadr’s political coalition came first in last year’s May elections.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


    Four ISIS militants killed in Mosul
    [Rudaw] At least four ISIS turbans were killed in two operations in djinn-infested Mosul
    ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
    provinces, the Iraqi army said.

    The army said it carried out raids against the turbans based on an intelligence tip on their location.

    "A joint force of Nineveh police and the Iraqi army carried out a security operation based on intelligence information indicating that there were gunnies hiding in tunnels in the plains of southwest Mosul," Alaa Othman an Iraqi army official said in a presser in Mosul on Wednesday.

    Othman explained that the army had sealed off the area to prevent any escape and subsequently killed all four turbans who wore boom belts.

    The army did not suffer casualties, he said.

    Iraqi and Kurdish military leaders warn that ISIS is making a stealthy comeback in parts of the country and carries out daily attacks against the Iraqi army, particularly in Nineveh and Diyala.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    Southeast Asia
    Philippine soldier killed, three hurt in Sulu
    [Mindanao Examiner] Abu Sayyaf rebels killed a Philippine soldier and injured three more in a firefight Thursday in the southern town of Patikul. The clash lasted over 20 minutes, but there was no immediate report of enemy casualties. At least 30 insurgents fought with troops in Igasan village.

    The Western Mindanao Command did not issue any press release on the latest fighting and had not given reports since the deadly twin suicide bombings on the cathedral in Jolo town on January 27.
    Posted by: ryuge || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)


    Syria-Lebanon-Iran
    Suicide attack kills 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard
    [France24] A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by militants from the country’s Sunni Muslim minority.

    The Sunni group Jaish al Adl (Army of Justice),
    ...the successor organization to Jundullah. On the Pakistani side of the border they hang out with the Taliban and Al Qaeda...
    which says it seeks greater rights and better living conditions for the ethnic minority Baluchis, claimed responsibility for the attack, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

    The heavy losses among Iran’s premier military force prompted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander to issue a warning to the country’s foes.

    "Our response in defence of the Islamic Revolution will not be limited to our borders," Ali Fadavi was quoted as saying by Fars.

    "The enemies will receive a very firm response from the Revolutionary Guards like before." He did not specify which enemies or what actions Tehran would take.

    In the past Iran has accused its regional rival, Sunni Arab Saudi Arabia, of supporting Sunni separatist groups who have attacked its security forces. Riyadh has denied the charges.

    Iran’s Shi’ite Muslim authorities say militant groups operate from safe havens in Pakistan and have repeatedly called on the neighbouring country to crack down on them.

    A suicide bomber driving a vehicle laden with explosives attacked a bus transporting members of the Guards, the force said in a statement. Thirteen people were wounded.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 02/15/2019 03:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [450 views] Top|| File under: Jundullah

    #1  Moar Puhleez!
    Posted by: Frank G || 02/15/2019 7:04 Comments || Top||

    #2  Seems some of that game in Iraq is coming to roost in the home of the perps. Pass the popcorn.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/15/2019 7:10 Comments || Top||

    #3  We can have both sides lose!! Popcorn!!!
    Posted by: DarthVader || 02/15/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

    #4  Brings a smile to my face.

    The comments, of course, not the tragedy of the suicide or related fatalities.
    Posted by: Bobby || 02/15/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||

    #5  Bobby, I respect your sentiment, and in this day and age we all do have to cover our a$$e$. However: They picked their side, and if their family couldn't talk hem out of that, or worse, encouraged it, they bought in and they get the dividend they deserved.

    If Iraqis rid themselves of Saddam, if the Iranians rid themselves of the mullahs, if the Afghans rid themselves of the taliban... I could go on but I think the point is made clear.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/15/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||

    #6  The comments, of course, not the tragedy of the suicide or related fatalities.

    But it isn’t a tragedy, Bobby. It is an act of war between combatants, where both parties are fighting on the side of evil. Different evils, to be sure, but this is a smaller version of Nazis vs. Soviets.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 11:17 Comments || Top||

    #7  After 9-11, some muzz luminary said "there are no civilians." Hokay!
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/15/2019 11:40 Comments || Top||

    #8  If there is another revolution in the USA, suicide bombing will be part of it because drones and infrared will make small group warfare almost suicide. Robots will put many people out of work in the near future and the elites do not care. People who cannot support their families will revolt. France is the first indication of this!
    Posted by: Waldemar Flavise2828 || 02/15/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

    #9  I was thinking more along the lines of -

    One death is a tragedy;

    {however, Joe Stalin said] one million is a statistic. /joseph_stalin_137476
    Posted by: Bobby || 02/15/2019 16:34 Comments || Top||

    #10  Oh, well if you’re going to quote the Classics, Bobby, there is nothing more to be said. ;-)
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 18:24 Comments || Top||


    U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces Clearing IS Remnants from Villages
    [AnNahar] U.S.-backed Syrian forces were clearing two villages in eastern Syria on Thursday of remaining 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....
    hard boyz who are hiding among the local population, and detaining others attempting to flee with the civilians, the U.S.-led coalition said.

    The coalition said the clearance operations were taking place in the villages of Shajalah and Baghouz, near the border with Iraq.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    Russian Army patrol enters Turkish-held area near Manbij (video)
    [AlMasdar] For the first time during this eight-year-long conflict, the Russian Army has entered a Turkish military zone in northern Syria.

    According to Russia Today’s Arabic language channel, the Russian military police began conducting patrols in the Turkish-held areas around the strategi city of Manbij.

    Later in the day, Turkish military units entered the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) areas around Manbij to conduct their joint patrols with the Russian police.

    The Turkish military was spotted near the positions of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the towns Maranaz, Ayn Daqna, Kafr Khasher and Mennagh.

    Below is the video of the joint patrols in Manbij this week:
    Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

    #1  "Let's you and him fight"
    Posted by: Frank G || 02/15/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||



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