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Afghanistan
Group of Suicide Bombers Arrested in Helmand
[ToloNews] A 3-member group of Taliban's jacket wallahs led by Mawlawi Nematullah were incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in a crackdown carried out by security forces in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said in a statement on Thursday.

Other arrested suspects named Rozi Khan and Kala Khan that wanted to conduct subversive activities in the province, the statement said.

The statement added the NDS operatives seized a number of weapons, two cycle of violences and explosives during the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


73 Taliban Killed in Nuristan Operation
[ToloNews] Nearly 73 Talibs were killed in a military operation carried out by security forces in Nuristan province on Wednesday night, 201 Selab Military Corps said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, 26 other bully boyz were maimed in the operation.

The operation was conducted in Kamdish district when dozens Taliban fighters attacked the security forces' outpost in the area, the statement said.

The statement added that foreign bully boyz were among the death bandidos bully boyz in the operation.

Air Force supported the ground forces in the battle, the statement said.

No casualty was incurred to security forces and civilians in the clash, according to the statement.

The statement did not provide more details about the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Kenyan air force jets carry out airstrikes in Somalia
Kenyan air force jets have launched more airstrikes in south west of Somalia, in pursuit of Al Shabaab after militants carried out deadly attacks on KDF bases in Lamu county.

The latest reports from Gedo region indicate that Kenyan Air Force fighter jets bombed Al-Shabaab camps at small area near Bele-Hawo town, killing militants and civilians. The local Residents in Beled-Hawo town of Gedo region said they witnessed the KDF airstrikes, adding those near bombed zones fled from the houses to escape casualties.

Kenyan jet fighters have pounded parts of Somalia’s Gedo region in chase of Al Shabaab militants who attacked Kenyan military bases in Lamu and killed KDF soldiers in the past.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Blast on minibus Kills 20 near Mogadishu
Somali officials say at least 20 people have been killed in a massive roadside explosion that engulfed a passenger bus on the main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye, 30 kilometers west of the capital.

A police officer at the scene, Abidkadir Mohamed, told the Reuters News Agency it was a remotely controlled bomb along the road that exploded.

Deputy Chairman of Afgoye, Abdullahi Hassan, who went to the scene, said the blast destroyed the minibus.

“We have a big tragedy here,” he told VOA. “Everyone is dead, you only see pieces of dead bodies, hands, legs.”

He said it’s believed 21-23 people were traveling on the bus.

“The blast hit the bus early Thursday morning,” Hassan said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far but al-Shabab often carries out deadly attacks on the Somali government and African Union peacekeepers. The group is also known for targeting civilians and hotels.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
33 Sinai jihadists said killed in Egypt airstrikes
[IsraelTimes] The Paleostinian Ma’an news agency reports that Egyptian Arclight airstrikes in the northern Sinai Peninsula have killed 33 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....
-aligned fighters and injured over 50.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Ansar Bayt al Maqdis blows up 5 policemen, shoots Coptic priest in Egypt's North Sinai
[AlAhram] A policeman died Thursday after sustaining injuries from an improvised bomb that detonated in the troubled North Sinai city of Al-Arish, state news agency MENA reported.

A security patrol was passing through a street in Al-Arish when the roadside kaboom went kaboom!.

Four coppers sustained minor injuries during the kaboom and were transported to a nearby hospital.

Coptic Christian priest killed in Egypt's North Sinai

[AlAhram] A Coptic Christian priest was killed earlier Thursday in North Sinai, Egypt's interior ministry announced.

Reverand Rofael Moussa, the priest of St George Church in Al-Arish, was killed early morning, shot down by a group of unknown assailants, the ministry said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon.

Moussa was fixing his car when he was shot, the statement added.

The murder and gunnies are currently being investigated by authorities.

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's Egyptian affiliate grabbed credit for the murder in a statement posted online, accusing the priest of "fighting Islam."

The Egyptian Orthodox Church mourned the slain priest and condemned his murder.

In July 2013, following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi, gunnies also killed another Coptic Christian priest in Al-Arish.

Christian citizens in North Sinai have been a target for Death Eaters, especially in Al-Arish.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Ten killed in suicide bombing in Cameroon: Security
[AlAhram] A suicide kaboom by 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...
bandidos Death Eaters has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, a security source said Thursday.

It was the latest in a spate of attacks blamed on the Nigeria-based Islamist bad boy group in northern Cameroon, which have driven tens of thousands of people from their homes.

The security source said the attacker went kaboom! in the town of Djakana near the Nigerian border overnight.

"Seven people were killed immediately, including the bomber. Four others later shuffled off the mortal coil", the security source said.

"Others who were maimed are in hospital. We fear the number of victims could rise."

Most of the victims were members of a local vigilante group tasked with hunting down Boko Haram fighters.

"They were gathered in a video room when the attacker entered and triggered his explosives," the security source said.

Boko Haram's seven-year insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in Nigeria and border areas of neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, and made more than 2.6 million homeless.

Some 2,000 Chadian soldiers are set to launch a counter-offensive against the group in the region, as part of a fight back by the four countries targeted by the group.

Boko Haram has regularly used women and kiddies to stage suicide kabooms, targeting mosques, markets, bus stations and checkpoints.

But the overnight attack comes after a lull in violence in this border zone near Nigeria.

The UN humanitarian coordinator for Cameroon warned this month that unabated attacks by the jihadists had sparked food insecurity and driven 190,000 people from their homes thereby creating a fertile ground for recruitment by Boko Haram.

Najat Rochdi had told AFP in an interview that Boko Haram members were attacking villages and food supply routes as well as burning homes and fields across northern Cameroon on a daily basis.

She said that in the last six months alone, the number of Cameroonians displaced within their own country had jumped from 60,000 to 190,000.

In addition, Cameroon is hosting 60,000 refugees from Nigeria and another 312,000 from the Central African Republic, amounting to more than 500,000 displaced people in all.

The number at risk of going hungry has soared from 900,000 to 2.4 million since January.

"It is a kind of silent crisis, which is really the danger," Rochdi said, warning that if humanitarian needs are not addressed in Cameroon, "we will see a radicalisation" of young people in the country.

"If people are not left with some hope, the only alternative for them is Boko Haram," she cautioned.

There is a gaping budgetary gap with only 30 percent of the requested $280 million (248-million-euro) humanitarian aid budget for Cameroon this year funded so far.

According to the UN, some 250 children recruited or kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon have meanwhile managed to escape over the past nine months, according to the UN.
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Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Salafists behind foiled terror plot in Kazakhstan
[RFE/RL] Kazakh authorities say Salafists were behind a foiled terror attack. The Kazakh National Security Committee (KNB) said on June 29 that it had detained several members of a group that had plotted "terrorist acts using improvised explosive devices." One of the suspects reportedly killed himself by detonating such a device.

KNB head Vladimir Zhumakanov told reporters on June 30 that the six detainees had no links to those behind a deadly attack in the city of Aqtobe earlier this month. In that incident, about two dozen men described as Daesh sympathizers, attacked gun stores and a national guard facility, killing seven people.Security forces killed 18 attackers.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said the Aqtobe attackers were Salafists.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under: Salafists


Europe
ISIS Terrorists Used Obama's ‘Fast and Furious' Gun During Paris Attack!
[Judicial Watch] One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile "gun-walking" operation known as "Fast and Furious."

A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, "off book," Judicial Watch's law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.

The investigative follow up of the Paris weapon consisted of tracking a paper trail using a 4473 form, which documents a gun's ownership history by, among other things, using serial numbers. The Phoenix gun owner that the weapon was traced back to was found to have at least two federal firearms violations--for selling one weapon illegally and possessing an unregistered automatic--but no enforcement or prosecutorial action was taken against the individual. Instead, ATF leaders went out of their way to keep the information under the radar and ensure that the gun owner's identity was "kept quiet," according to law enforcement sources involved with the case. "Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public," a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.

It’s not clear if the agency, which is responsible for cracking down on the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, did this because the individual was involved in the Fast and Furious gun-running scheme. An ATF spokesman, Corey Ray, at the agency’s Washington D.C. headquarters told Judicial Watch that "no firearms used in the Paris attacks have been traced" by the agency. When asked about the ROI report linking the weapon used in Paris to Phoenix, Ray said "I'm not familiar with the report you're referencing." Judicial Watch also tried contacting the Phoenix ATF office, but multiple calls were not returned.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/01/2016 03:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And the source is not Infowars!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2016 4:04 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder how many more of these guns have ended up in the hands of people wanting to do us harm Muslims.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/01/2016 8:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Just Preznit Three-putt doing his part for international trade.
Posted by: jay-dubya || 07/01/2016 9:11 Comments || Top||

#4  I reckon it will one day be discover that the ATF was a convenient cover for action and scapegoat for another federal agency. Just my guess.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/01/2016 9:16 Comments || Top||


Kosovo court convicts Serb on terror charges
[RFE/RL] A court in Kosovo court sentenced a Serb to 13 years in jail for "attempted terrorist" activities after he was arrested in Pristina in a vehicle loaded with more than 11 kilograms of explosives.

The court on June 29 found Slobodan Gavric guilty of "intent to intimidate and destabilize the population, and...to destroy the most important political, constitutional, economic, and social structures" of Kosovo.

A veterinarian employed in the Serbian Agriculture Ministry, Gavric was arrested on December 25, 2014, when police stopped him in an area of Pristina with many embassies. The bombs in his vehicle included "a powerful explosive, combined with fragments of metal, bolts, and nails," the court said.

Gavric has denied the charges, claiming he was trying to sell the explosives, not use them. His lawyers said they would appeal the verdict.

Police refused to speculate on his intended target, but local media said the target may have been the Catholic cathedral in the city center close to the arrest site, which was filled with hundreds of Christmas worshipers.
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The Grand Turk
Istanbul bombers from Russia and central Asia
Three foreign nationals – a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz – carried out the shooting and triple suicide bombing at Atatürk airport in Istanbul, Turkish officials have said, but questions remain over security shortcomings that allowed the attackers to breach several control points and kill 43 people.

Turkish authorities, including the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, believe Isis was responsible for the attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport on Tuesday evening, the deadliest in a string of killings and explosions that have shaken the country this year. There has been no claim of responsibility.

Turkish police have identified one of the attackers as Osman Vadinov, a Chechen from Dagestan who reportedly entered Turkey on his Russian passport about a month ago. Police said he had entered Turkey from Raqqa, the Isis stronghold in Syria, at least once before in 2015 and is suspected to have had links to jihadi cells inside Turkey.

The pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper claimed that the man suspected of being the organiser of the attack was an Isis commander of Chechen origin called Akhmed Chatayev, described by the US Treasury Department as “the commander of the Yarmouk Battalion, a Chechen faction of [Isis].”

Chatayev is said to be responsible for the recruiting and training of Russian-speaking Isis militants and was added to the US government’s list of specially designated global terrorists in 2015. He is wanted by the Russian government.
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Two splodydopes whacked on Syrian border
Two suicide bombers who were attempting to illegally cross into Turkey were killed on June 25 along the Syrian border, security sources have said.

Turkish border troops spotted two suspects who crossed illegally into Turkey. The two Syrian nationals were killed when they disobeyed orders to stop. According to examinations, the suspects were revealed to be suicide bombers and were in contact with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant Mustafa Demir, codenamed Ebu Ali.

One of the suicide bombers was identified as Muhammed Arab, who was believed by intelligence units to be planning a suicide attack in Ankara or the southern province of Adana. Security forces also found a flight ticket from Damascus to Qamishli on Arab’s person dated June 21.

The other suicide bomber was identified as Muhanad Khalad.
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India-Pakistan
Three ‘LJ militants’ killed in Quetta gunbattle
[Dawn] snuffies belonging to a banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Sariab area on Thursday.

According to sources, the encounter took place after security forces launched a pre-dawn search operation for the arrest of people having links with Wednesday’s killing of four Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
personnel in the area.

The decision for the search operation was taken at a late-night meeting of civil and military officials. Presided over by Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, the meeting took serious notice of the killing of four FC personnel and decided to take strict action against elements involved in the attack.

Security forces raided various places for the arrest of people involved in recent killings of security personnel.

Spokesperson for Frontier Corps Khan Wasey claimed that the three snuffies killed in the encounter belonged to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
, the group which grabbed credit for the recent killings of security personnel.

He said the gunbattle between the snuffies and security forces continued for about an hour.

The spokesperson said that the three snuffies allegedly helped those who attacked security personnel in Quetta.

"The search operation will continue against Death Eaters involved in attacks on security personnel," Mr Wasey said.

Security was put on high alert in the scenic provincial capital with deployment of more security personnel and increase in patrolling in and around Quetta.

Gunmen riding cycle of violences killed four FC personnel on Wednesday at the double road area.

The dear departed FC personnel belonged to Sui Rifle. They came to Quetta to get their vehicles repaired.

Bodies of four FC personnel were sent to their native areas after funeral prayers at the FC headquarters. Chief Minister Zehri, Home Minister Mir Sarfarz Ahmed Bugti, GOCs of 33 and 41 divisions, Inspector General of Frontier Corps Major General Sher Afgun, Inspector General 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...
Police Ahsan Mehboob and many civil and military officers attended the funeral prayers. Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
a spokesperson for the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi said that members of Ghazi Rasheed brigade carried out the attack.
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Iraq
ISIS routs Pentagon-backed Syrian rebels in fresh setback for U.S. strategy
[WP] IRBIL, Iraq -- The U.S. military’s efforts to confront the Islamic State in Syria suffered another setback Wednesday after the militants routed the only group to have survived intact an ill-fated Pentagon program to train and equip moderate rebels last year.

The U.S.-backed New Syrian Army said it was forced to withdraw its forces to its base at Tanf near the Jordanian border after launching what appears to have been a poorly conceived offensive aimed at capturing the strategically important eastern Syrian town of Abu Kamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Islamic State claims published by its Amaq news agency that its fighters had killed 40 members of the group and captured 15 could not be independently confirmed and appeared to be exaggerated. Islamic State social media accounts posted photographs and videos showing brutalized bodies, the beheading of one fighter and small quantities of captured, U.S.- supplied weaponry.

Slipping down to the bottom line.

Unless the New Syrian Army can regroup soon and launch another offensive, “they will be finished,” said Michael Horowitz, a senior analyst at the Levantine Group security consultancy. And if it is, he said, U.S. strategy will become even more reliant on Syria’s Kurds, who have proved to be an effective fighting force but are regarded with deep distrust by most of the Syrian Arabs living in areas still controlled by the Islamic State.

But never mind the regime cock-up, friendly the KIA or the huge cache of weapons captured. Please direct your attention at Loretta Lynch and the Bill Clinton airport meeting.
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Iraq says IS, fleeing Fallujah, ripped apart by airstrikes
[IsraelTimes] Iraqi commanders said Thursday that 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 fighters fleeing their once emblematic bastion of Fallujah had taken a heavy toll from strikes by both Iraqi and US-led coalition aircraft.

They said at least 260 vehicles were destroyed and 150 snuffies killed in strikes that began late Tuesday as routed jihadists attempted to leave their last positions west of the city in huge convoys.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Well I'll be damned, so it was legit!

Feel good story of the Month.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/01/2016 0:58 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Terror attack in Netanya: Palestinian wounds two, killed by civilian
A Palestinian terror attack on Israeli civilians, the second of the day, was carried out in the vicinity of Netanya's central market, on the corner of Milkhemet Sheshet ha-Yamim Street (Six Day War Street) and Shoham Street.

The assailant, a 40-year old Palestinian male, stabbed and wounded two Israelis before being shot and killed by an armed civilian present at the scene, with security forces arriving in the minutes following the attack.
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IDF dismantles three Hebron-area terror cells
[IsraelTimes] 19 residents of Beit Fajjar indicted for rock-throwing, Molotov cocktailing attacks on Israelis in recent months

Israeli security forces in recent months broke up three Paleostinian terror cells operating near the West Bank city of Hebron,
...a.k.a. Hamas Central in the West Bank...
police said Wednesday.

Members of the cells, 19 residents of the town of Beit Fajjar, have been accused of launching multiple rock and firekabooms at the nearby settlement of Migdal Oz, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

The suspects used makeshift weapons to launch projectiles
...that would be those five foot (1.52 m) long slingshots the Palestinan lads are so fond of...
at the settlement from a distance, then quickly returned to the village before Israeli security forces could respond, Samri said.

According to the police, a months-long investigation into the attacks led to the indictment on terrorism charges of the 19 Beit Fajjar residents.

The suspects, who include several minors, confessed to carrying out the attacks during interrogations with security forces. The identities of the suspects were not released.

Hebron has been a flashpoint in the recent wave of Paleostinian stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks that has swept the country since October.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  For a moment there, the headline conjured a beautiful vision.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2016 4:08 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Father and son gunned down in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] A father and his son were killed and another villager wounded in a gun attack in Yala province on Tuesday night, police said. The attack occurred at about 9 p.m. at a house in Muang district.

According to police, while Alawi Itae was walking to the back of the house with a bag of fertilizer for his son to take to school at least two attackers hiding in a rubber plantation opened fire on him, killing him instantly. The noise of the gunfire caused his father, Dolo Itae, to rush to help his son. He was also gunned down by the attackers. A stray bullet also injured neighbor Romuli Chelo in the hand. The attackers then fled.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/01/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US-backed Syrian fighters seize haul of IS documents
[IsraelTimes] US-backed Syrian fighters battling 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 have snatched thousands of documents, cellphones and other digital devices from the jihadists, a Pentagon official says Wednesday.

The seizure comes as an anti-IS force comprising Kurdish and Syrian Arab fighters hones in on the northern city of Manbij, an important waypoint between the Turkish border and Raqqa, the jihadists’ de facto capital.

Colonel Chris Garver, a front man for the US-led anti-IS campaign, says Syrian Arab fighters were establishing "footholds" on the southern and western edges of Manbij, and had seized entrances to an intricate jihadist tunnel complex.

They also seized more than 10,000 documents from the outlying edges, including textbooks, propaganda posters, cellphones, laptops, maps and digital storage devices, Garver tells news hounds.

"Exploitation of this information is ongoing to better understand Daesh [Islamic State] networks and techniques, including the systems to manage the flow of imported muscle into Syria and Iraq," he adds, using an Arabic abbreviation for the IS group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2016 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  It is Daesh, and see how they now run from God. They are everywhere but daeshbagistan.

They cleared out and are anytown
Defend yourselves.
Posted by: newc || 07/01/2016 2:03 Comments || Top||

#2  They all have no-where to go for - ever. They will not be long at all. Angels on the case.
:)
Posted by: newc || 07/01/2016 3:01 Comments || Top||


Lebanese Army says it foiled twin Islamic State terror plots
[AnNahar] The army intelligence said on Thursday that it had foiled two 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 plots that aimed to carry out attacks on a tourist facility and a densely populated area in Leb, the Army Command Orientation Directorate said in a statement on Thursday.

"The army was able to thwart a highly dangerous scheme planned by the terrorist Islamic State group," the statement said.

"It incarcerated
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
five IS members involved, including the criminal mastermind behind the plot," added the statement.

"The detainees confessed to having carried out terrorist acts attacks against the army previously."

"The plan aimed to target a large tourist facility and a densely populated area in Leb."

Investigations have been kicked off under the supervision of the related judicial authorities.

A military official told Agence La Belle France-Presse that the famed Casino du Liban was among the targets.

It was not clear when the arrests took place, but the military official said the attacks were to have been carried out "10 days ago."

They would have targeted "the Casino du Liban as well as a crowded area, like a shopping center, the southern suburbs of Beirut or indeed the neighborhoods of Hamra or Ashrafieh," the official said.

He said "jacket wallahs and gunnies" were to have carried out the attacks, and added that investigations would follow on other possible cells and potential targets.

Earlier in the day, Voice of Leb radio (100.5) had quoted unnamed sources as saying that the two targets that were eventually mentioned in the army statement were the Casino du Liban and the City Center mall in Hazmieh.

Hezbollah scraps ‘Al-Quds Day’ event amid security fears

[IsraelTimes] The Lebanese Hezbollah group cancelled an annual event on Thursday in Beirut’s southern suburbs amid security concerns gripping the country in the wake of deadly suicide kabooms earlier this week in a Christian village along the Syrian border.

In a statement, the Iran-backed Shiite group said it was scrapping the commemorations of Al-Quds Day, citing the prevailing "security situation."

It was the first time the group, which also participates as a political party in Leb’s government, cancelled the annual commemoration established by Iran’s late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Al-Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem. Al-Quds Day falls on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and is meant to be a day of solidarity with the Paleostinians.

Leb has been on high alert since nine bombs went kaboom! in the eastern border village of Qaa on Monday, killing five residents. Eight were detonated by jacket wallahs. No group has so far grabbed credit for the attacks.
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