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Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites
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Afghanistan
Afghan forces foil a massive attack by militants in Kandahar city
Photos can be seen at the link. I would be more impressed if I had the slightest idea what I was looking at.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops have foiled a massive attack by anti-government armed murderous Moslems in Kandahar city by seizing 1.5 tons of explosives.

Informed military sources said "The Kandahar Police foiled a massive attack by forces of Evil in Kandahar City during a special operation. Intelligence reports led them to a compound which they seized over 1.5 tons of explosives that were hidden in food bags."

Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan also confirmed that the security forces have confiscated potent explosives in liquid and dry forms which the murderous Moslems were looking to use in an attack.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
have not commented regarding the confiscation of the explosives so far.

This comes as the security situation in southern Kandahar province had relatively improved during the recent years but the anti-government armed elements have been attempting to destabilize the province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It looks like gun powder or some kind of explosive.
Posted by: Snakes Elmavinter5298 || 04/24/2019 18:39 Comments || Top||

#2 
Fertilizer, ammonium nitrate?
Posted by: Roger Smith || 04/24/2019 20:11 Comments || Top||


4 militants killed as U.S. airstrike destroy Humvee packed with explosives in Paktia
[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces conducted an Arclight airstrike targeting a Humvee armoured personnel carrier packed with explosives in south-eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Monday.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said Monday that the airstrike was carried out on Friday in the vicinity of Zurmat district.

The statement further added that four murderous Moslems were also killed during the same airstrike and the Humvee vehicle was completely destroyed.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, the murderous Moslems were looking to use the Humvee to carry out an attack against the security forces.

In the meantime, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the U.S. forces carried out a similar airstrike in Andar district of Ghazni province leaving six murderous Moslems dead and a 4×4 vehicle destroyed.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But we was just taking the boom stuff to clear stumps... all those damn trees around here, ya know.
Posted by: Caesar Omalet5877 || 04/24/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||


24 Civilians Rescued From Daesh Custody In Nangarhar
[ToloNews] At least 24 civilians were rescued from ISIS custody in an operation by security forces in 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 provincial governor's office said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the residents were kidnapped in Chaparhar district on Monday, April 22.

Three ISIS fighters and a civilian were killed and three civilians were maimed during the operation, the statement said.

The statement did not provide more details.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
At least 264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO
[AlAhram] At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 maimed, including civilians, in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
to seize Libya's capital 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...
, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

The UN agency called on Twitter for "a temporary cessation of hostilities" between Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and forces loyal to the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).

It urged "all parties to respect international humanitarian law".

Fighting since April 4 in the southern suburbs of Tripoli has displaced 35,000, UN humanitarian coordinator for Libya Maria do Valle Ribeiro said on Monday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  264 going on three weeks. This is what desultory fighting looks like. In this time interval, Mexicans, with an assist from drug cartels, have quite literally piled up a body count 6x as high.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 04/24/2019 16:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Libya is a massive country with a teensy population (~6m). Without Uncle Sam in the picture, I expect it would rapidly become a province of Egypt. Or Algeria.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 04/24/2019 16:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Needs to revert to a province of Rome.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/24/2019 16:29 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites
See also here.
[CNBC] Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others.
"executed body and severed head" - they would both appear to "severed" and "executed". Just sayin'....Tomayto, Tomahto
The executions were likely to stoke further regional and sectarian tensions between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Saudi dissident Ali Al-Ahmed, who runs the Gulf Institute in Washington, identified 34 of those executed as Shiites based on the names announced by the Interior Ministry.

"This is the largest mass execution of Shiites in the kingdom’s history," he said.

Amnesty International also confirmed the majority of those executed were Shiite men. The rights group said they were convicted "after sham trials" that relied on confessions extracted through torture.

It marked the largest number of executions in a single day in Saudi Arabia since Jan. 2, 2016, when the kingdom executed 47 people for terrorism-related crimes in what was the largest mass execution carried out by Saudi authorities since 1980.

Among those executed three years ago were four Shiites, including prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, whose death sparked protests from Pakistan to Iran and the ransacking of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. Saudi-Iran ties have not recovered and the embassy remains shuttered.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/24/2019 03:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [408 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  The rights group said they were convicted "after sham trials" that relied on confessions extracted through torture.

Saudi version of media convictions and process crimes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/24/2019 4:34 Comments || Top||

#2  This brings up a question.
WaPo is owned by Bezos.
A WaPo newsman from Saudi was executed by Saudi in Turkey.
Does this imply Amazon biz is treading a thin line in Saudi?
Posted by: 3dc || 04/24/2019 6:09 Comments || Top||

#3  House of Saud might do well to start with their own Wasabis, Wahabis, whatever.
Posted by: Neville Chaing2867 || 04/24/2019 8:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Finding faith superficial and faddish?
Life's blandishments making you maddish?
For Mohammedan root
That'll clear out yer snoot,
Demand Purebred Arabian Radish!

Take it from me, Cousin Abdul! This ain't yer wimpy, watered-down Crusader or infidel horseradish. It's got a kick like a camel! Ask for it, by Allah! Here, take some anyway, dammit. No, really, I insist!
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Darling of the Danes9977 || 04/24/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#5  In Jedda, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi,
We pray that you won't think us snobby
If we'd rather be dead --
Even lose our cool head --
Than forswear this ferocious wasabi!
Posted by: Pancho Slusotch9427 || 04/24/2019 10:11 Comments || Top||


Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes
See also here.
[DAWN] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country for what it described as terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of the bodies and its severed head to a pole as a warning to others.

It marked the largest number of executions in a single day in Saudi Arabia since January 2, 2016, when the kingdom executed 47 individuals in what was the largest mass execution carried out by Saudi Arabia since 1980.

Among those executed three years ago was prominent Shiite holy man Nimr al-Nimr, whose death sparked protests from Pakistain to Iran and the ransacking of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. Saudi-Iran ties have not recovered and the embassy remains shuttered.

King Salman
...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians....
ratified by royal decree Tuesday's mass execution and that of 2016. The king, who has empowered his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia as of 2016....
, has asserted a bolder and more decisive leadership style than previous monarchs since ascending to the throne four years ago.

This latest mass execution comes on the heels of Sri Lanka's Easter Day attacks that killed over 300 people, including two Saudi nationals. The attack was claimed by the bully boy 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.

Also, on Sunday four Islamic State button men were killed by Saudi security forces while trying to attack a security building north of the capital, Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said Tuesday's executions were carried out in accordance with Islamic law, using language that indicated they were all beheadings. Saudi Arabia's supreme council of Moslem scholars also issued a statement saying the executions were carried out in accordance with Islamic law.

The Interior Ministry said the body of one of the men Khaled bin Abdel Karim al-Tuwaijri was publicly pinned to a pole for several hours in a process that is not frequently used by the kingdom and has sparked controversy for its grisly display.

The statement did not say in which city of Saudi Arabia the public display took place.

The government defends such executions as a powerful tool for deterrence.

The Interior Ministry statement said those executed had adopted turban ideologies and formed terrorist cells with the aim of spreading chaos and provoking sectarian strife.

It said the individuals had been found guilty according to the law and ordered executed by the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, which specializes in terrorism trials, and the country's high court.

The individuals were found guilty of attacking security installations with explosives, killing a number of security officers and cooperating with enemy organizations against the interests of the country, the Interior Ministry said.

The statement was carried across state-run media, including the Saudi news channel al-Ekhbariya. The statement read on the state-run news channel opened with a verse from the Koran that condemns attacks that aim to create strife and disharmony and warns of great punishment for those who carry out such attacks.
Update from Iraqi News at 2:45 pm EDT:
The executed persons include 11 men who were convicted of spying for Iran, while at least 14 others were convicted of violent offences and participation in anti-government demonstrations between 2011 and 2012.
Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


India-Pakistan
Pamphlet warns police to leave S. Waziristan in three days
[DAWN] The proscribed Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain has allegedly warned police through pamphlets to leave South Wazoo tribal district within three days.
"Or else! You're sooooo gonna get it!"
The pamphlets also asked local people sever relations with government officials.

The leaflets were distributed in the town two days ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems...
to the tribal district where he is scheduled to address a public meeting.

The pamphlets were distributed in Wana, the district headquarters of South Waziristan, on Sunday night. "Police should leave Wana subdivision and Mehsud area forthwith otherwise we (TTP) will force them out," reads the pamphlet written in Urdu. It said that vehicles used by police in Wana had been identified.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Police started performing duty in the seven tribal districts after merger of Fata with the province. Unlike other districts of the province, the commandants of Levies and Khasadars forces have been designated as district coppers in the merged areas.

The pamphlet said that coppers were allowed to stay in Wana for few days as a gesture of hospitality. "We kidnapped a police officer from Islamabad because he ignored our warnings," it said, adding that Tahir Dawar was warned several times but he did not take the warnings seriously.

Unidentified persons had kidnapped SP Tahir Dawar from Islamabad in October 2018 and his tortured body was found near the border in Afghanistan.

The pamphlet expressed serious reservations over the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Wana. He is likely to address public meeting at a local football ground on Wednesday.

The pamphlet warned the elders and other locals not to attend the public meeting of the prime minister.

Condemning recent cultural festival organised by the district administration in Wana, the pamphlet said that administration, Levies and Khasadar were trying to promote indecency and vulgarity in the area. The pamphlet also carries warning for the local journalists and polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
workers.

Adviser to Chief Minister Ajmal Khan Wazir, however, downplayed the threat, saying vested interests attempted to create fear among people through pamphlets.

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Peshawar police arrest man alleging anti-polio vaccines cause children to faint, die
[DAWN] Police in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
tossed in the clink
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a man on Tuesday after he allegedly spread misinformation about the anti-polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
vaccine in a series of videos that went viral on social media, a day after hundreds of children in different cities complained of illness and were admitted to hospitals in the midst of a province-wide anti-polio drive.

Videos circulating on Twitter show a resident of Peshawar's Mashokhel area, Nazar Muhammad, in Hayatabad Medical Complex, where children from a school in Badhber were admitted yesterday with complaints of illness following administration of the anti-polio vaccine.
Dr. Jenny McCarthy approves
In the video, Nazar alleges that administration of the vaccine causes children to fall unconscious. Then he turns to a group of children standing next to him and orders them to "fall asleep". They then lie down on the hospital bed behind them as if they were unconscious.

When a boy gets up, Nazar tells him to "fall asleep" again, after which he lies down on the bed again.

In another video, Nazar is speaking to news hounds outside, surrounded by a crowd of men. He alleges that some children in his video died after being administered the vaccine.

The Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa tweeted the videos with the caption: "EXPOSED: Watch how young innocent kids were made to lay down in hospital beds and pretend they’re suffering due to polio vaccination, to give a wrong message to masses regarding the #polio campaign."

KP and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have long seen vaccine refusal cases. According to provincial officials and anti-polio campaign documents, suspicion about the vaccine stems from misconceptions about the oral polio vaccine (OPV) which have persisted since 2004, when obscurantist elements and bully boyz in the area spread rumours that certain hormones were deliberately added to the OPV to make Moslem children sterile.

Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I say ALL vaccine is unislamic. Somebody should pay the ulamas to push that doctrine.

Stupid WHO and bleeding heart doctors.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/24/2019 2:40 Comments || Top||


Police officer on his way for polio duty gunned down in Bannu
[DAWN] Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) Imran, who had been deployed at a basic health unit in Bannu to provide security to polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
workers during a province-wide anti-polio drive, was bumped off on Tuesday by unknown assailants while he was on his way to work, police confirmed.

District Police Officer (DPO) Yasir Afridi told DawnNewsTV that the counter-terrorism department is investigating the incident.

According to Afridi, the firing took place within the jurisdiction of the Domal cop shoppe. He added that the attackers fled the scene of the crime on a cycle of violence.

KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has also taken notice of the incident and asked for a report on the incident from the provincial inspector general of police. Khan said that they share the pain of the victim's family and added that the suspects will promptly be brought to justice.

Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Gunmen steal vehicle and wound its driver in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews) A security source informed, on Tuesday, that a number of button men stole a vehicle after injuring its driver, north of Baghdad.

The source told Alsumaria News that unknown button men stole a civilian vehicle, today, after shooting its driver, in Al Husseiniyah area, north of Baghdad.

The button men managed to flee to an unknown destination, he added. Security forces transferred the injured driver to a nearby hospital, and carried out an operation to search for the button men.

It is noteworthy that the capital, Baghdad, in witnessing several attacks since 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 gained prominence in Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:


Iraqi troops apprehend four Islamic State militants in Baghdad, Mosul
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces locked away
Please don't kill me!
on Tuesday four 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....
murderous Moslems during security operations in Baghdad and djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
cities.

The Iraqi Counter-terrorism Service made the announcement without giving any further details.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Diyala dead dudes: 4 big turbans toes up, another tied up


Four senior IS leaders killed during security operations in Iraq’s Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Four senior Islamic State (IS) leaders have been killed during security operations in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

“The security crackdowns, carried out by the Counter-Terrorism Service in Hamreen mountain range, some 65 km northeast of the provincial capital Baquba, left four senior Islamic State leaders killed,” the source told Baghdad Today news website.

“The slain militants have been behind several IS terrorist and violence acts that targeted innocent people in Diyala,” the source said, adding that the security operations resulted in bringing about security and stability in the province.

Iraqi security apprehend senior Islamic State leader in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces arrested on Tuesday a senior Islamic State leader in the eastern Diyala province, a security chief was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today news website, Sadiq al-Husseini, the head of the security committee in Diyala provincial council, said that intelligence forces arrested a senior Islamic State leader after receiving accurate intelligence reports about his location in Hamreen mountain range, some 65 km northeast of the provincial capital Baquba.

“The IS leader was implicated in several violence acts that targeted civilians and security forces,” al-Husseini added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security recover bodies of two men executed by Islamic State in Nineveh
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi civil defense forces recovered on Monday bodies of two civilians executed by 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....
Death Eaters in Tal Afar city in Nineveh.

"The bodies of the two men were found inside a house at al-Qadsiah district in Tal Afar," Baghdad Today news website quoted the Civil Defense Directorate as saying in a press statement.

"The corpses were handed over to the competent authorities for legal action," added the statement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli troops accused of shooting at handcuffed Palestinian
[DAWN] A hospitalised Paleostinian teen said on Monday he was shot in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Paleostinians by Israeli soldiers.

The military said it was investigating last week’s incident, which it said took place as Paleostinian youths were throwing stones at Israeli soldiers.

Osama Hajahjeh, 16, said he was trying to run from soldiers when he was shot Thursday. He said the incident began after a funeral for a school teacher in his village of Tekoa, who had been hit by a car driven by an Israeli while walking at a busy intersection.

Hajahjeh said school was let out early for students to attend the funeral. After the burial, he said he was tackled by a soldier who jumped out of an olive grove and forced him to the ground. He said his hands were cuffed and his eyes covered with a cloth blindfold.
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#1  cum grano salis
Posted by: Maggie Lumumba9564 || 04/24/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Philippine troops take down Abu Sayaf sub-commander
[Mindanao Examiner] Marines killed an Abu Sayyaf sub-commander in a clash Tuesday on the southern Philippine island of Pata off Sulu province, the Philippine military said.

Hapidz Abdurahman, alias Jihad, clashed with soldiers who were trying to capture him alive. The slain militant leader had a string of criminal cases filed against him, including murder.

This was confirmed by military spokesman Arnel dela Vega who said, “The Abu Sayyaf suffered another setback with the death of another sub-commander. I commend our ground forces for exhibiting the same conviction and diligence."

Abdurahman was buried by troops on the island. There was no report of military casualties in the fighting that lasted ten minutes. Soldiers also seized a boat and a rifle from the area, according to Dela Vega, who said the military operation against the pro-ISIS group was ongoing.
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Sri Lanka
Day 4: Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310
Day 3 posts can be seen here and here.
[DAWN] As a state of emergency took effect on Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by jacket wallahs involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them lived, officials said.

Sri Lanka's president gave the military a wider berth to detain and arrest suspects powers that were used during the 26-year civil war but withdrawn when it ended in 2009.

The corpse count from Sunday's attacks rose to 310, police front man Ruwan Gunasekara said.

On Tuesday, which President Maithripala Sirisena declared a day of mourning, Sri Lankan authorities planned to brief foreign diplomats and receive assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other foreign intelligence-gathering agencies after officials disclosed Monday that warnings had been received weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical group blamed for the bloodshed.

The six near-simultaneous attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels and three related blasts later on Sunday were the South Asian island nation's deadliest violence in a decade.

The government blocked most social media to curtail false information. Even after an overnight, nationwide curfew was lifted, the streets of central Colombo remained mostly deserted and shops closed as armed soldiers stood guard.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he feared the massacre could unleash instability and he vowed to "vest all necessary powers with the defense forces" to act against those responsible.

In an indication of the tensions, three kabooms caused panic but apparently no injuries on Monday as police were defusing bombs inside a van parked near one of the stricken churches. Dozens of detonators were discovered near Colombo's main bus depot, but officials declined to say whether they were linked to the attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Twitter link:
It’s not only ignoring the Intel report BUT a *Sri Lankan State Minister* got released one of the suicide bombers a little while ago before the attacks.
Background link
Posted by: 3dc || 04/24/2019 6:18 Comments || Top||

#2  From Asia Times:
TATP, chemically known as triacetonetriperoxide, was used in SL bombings. TATP is an explosive made from commonly available household ingredients.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/24/2019 6:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Sri Lanka President sacks Defense Secretary and top police official.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/24/2019 6:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Twitter Link
Indian intelligence carried out major anti-IS arrests and raids in Tamil Nadu last year, which gave NIA intelligence on a plan about Sri Lanka attacks.

Arrests took place in September 2018.

More raids in December 2018.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/24/2019 6:35 Comments || Top||

#5  more from twitter:

After SL immigration allegedly knew that some of the suspects went to Syria and later when you add the discovery of 187 detonators and 220lbs of explosives since January, youre looking at a MAMMOTH operation, which must've taken MONTHS of planning and internal support

AND

All suicide bombers involved in #SriLanka on Sunday were Sri Lankan nationals, well-educated, from upper middle class families, two of them were millionaires. One of them had an undergraduate degree from the UK, and a PG degree from Australia. Typical IS recruits!
Posted by: 3dc || 04/24/2019 12:15 Comments || Top||

#6  given the number of people involved and the time and the logistics required to put this atrocity together, it is astounding that the SL police were caught off guard

and even more interesting, once the military were deployed to investigate, dozens of people were arrested, hundreds of weapons and explosive components were impounded fairly quickly
Posted by: lord garth || 04/24/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||


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Heavy clashes break out between Turkish-backed rebels and civilians in eastern Aleppo town
[MOBILE.ALMASDARNEWS] Heavy festivities broke out this even between Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel fighters and locals in the large town of al-Bab, opposition activists reported via social media.

According to the reports, the festivities broke out between armed civilians and Free Syrian Police after some dispute near the town center.

The reports added that several people have been injured since the festivities broke out in this eastern Aleppo town; furthermore, the situation in al-Bab remains very tense.

Al-Bab was captured by the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels in 2016; it was previously under the control of 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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) from 2014-2016.

Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  That would be the Turkey’s tribal Turkman irregulars vs. the Kurds, right? Presumably the bad guys wandered into a kill box.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/24/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Who are the bad guys, TW?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/24/2019 16:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Whoever gets tagged and declared "it" is the bad guy.
Posted by: Ulavilet Hapsburg8017 || 04/24/2019 19:20 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army eliminates ISIS group attempting to escape Euphrates region
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large group of 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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) bandidos turbans fled the Baghouz Mountain region of eastern Deir Ezzor last night and crossed the Euphrates River to reach the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) territories.

The Islamic State bandidos turbans attempted to evade the Syrian Army troops at al-Sayyal so that they could reach their comrades in the Badiya al-Sham region of western Deir Ezzor.

However,
the man who has no enemies isn't anybody and has never done anything...
the Islamic State’s fighters would ultimately be spotted by Syrian Army scouts, prompting a fierce engagement at the town of al-Sayyal.

The Syrian Arab Army was able to get the upper hand against the fleeing Islamic State fighters, killing and wounding nearly all of the bandidos turbans during the twilight hours last night.

This latest break out attempt by the Islamic State marks the second time in the last 24 hours that the terrorist group has sought to escape the Euphrates River Valley region for Badiya al-Sham.

During Sunday’s break out attempt from the Euphrates River Valley, the Islamic State forces suffered the same fate as their comrades on Monday.

ISIS has been conducting these break out attempts at night in order to better their chances of not being spotted by either the Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


FSA sleeper cell attacks Syrian Army troops inside northern Daraa
[MOBILE.ALMASDARNEWS] Intense festivities broke out this evening between the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northern countryside of the Daraa Governorate.

According to a military report from Daraa, the Free Syrian Army’s sleeper cell attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s positions inside the town of al-Sanamayn; this culminated in a series of intense festivities that are still ongoing at the moment.

The reports said the Free Syrian Army was using light and medium weapons that they did not handover to the Russian forces during their surrender this past Summer.

The Free Syrian Army has attempted to wreak havoc on the Syrian military in the Daraa and al-Quneitra governorates by carrying out similar attacks on their checkpoints.

These attacks by the Free Syrian Army have prompted the Syrian military to reinforce Daraa and threaten to launch a new operation to clear the reconciled towns of the remaining rebels.

Posted by: Fred || 04/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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