Friday, April 21, 2017

Iraq Situation Report: March 20-April 20, 2017

(ISW) The nice people at the Institute for the Study of War have brought out a map which shows the situation inside Iraq as of Thursday the 20th, April 2017:


Israel: Two sisters travelling from Gaza for Cancer treatment found with hidden explosives.

(Gaza) Two sisters from the Gaza Strip were caught red handed at the Erez crossing with explosive materials hidden inside tubes designated for cancer medicine.


The sisters had obtained a permit to cross into Israel so one of them could receive cancer treatment at an Israeli hospital, The explosive materials had been “sent by Hamas and it is believed that they were meant to be used to carry out attacks in Israel in the near future,” according to the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency. It is believed that the substances, which were discovered during a security check, were meant to be used in improvised explosive devices.

55 year old Basema Atallah, has gone for treatment of colorectal cancer in Jerusalem more than 10 times since last July and has never had a problem before. Her husband Ragheb Attlah said his wife was unaware that she may have been smuggling anything illegal into Israel.
"Someone asked them to take a bottle of medicine on their way for a patient there," he said. "The bottle was closed and they did not know what is inside. It seems there was something and this caused disruption,"

Ragheb Atallah said his wife was released and has been given permission again to go to the hospital, but her sister, 57-year-old Ibtessam Eid, remains in Israeli custody.

And to think, the do-gooders of this world deem Israel evil for actually manning its border with Gaza.

Afghanistan: Before and after MOAB pictures.

(Achin)  Post strike satellite photos have emerged of that MOAB strike the US carried out on the ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan last week.

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) - or, in military speak, Mother of All Bombs is a 30ft (9m), 21,600lb (9,800kg), GPS-guided munition that is dropped from the cargo doors of an MC-130 transport plane and detonates shortly before it hits the ground. The MOAB falls from the aircraft on a pallet, which is then tugged aside by a parachute allowing the weapon to glide down, stabilised and directed by four grid-like fins. Its principal effect is a massive blast wave - said to stretch for a mile in every direction - created by 18,000lb of TNT.

Russia: Police pick up brothers behind Metro bombing.

(Moscow) The Russian FSB have done a fine job of picking up the brothers behind the deadly St Petersberg Metro Bombing from 3 weeks back.   First to get picked up 3 days ago was 27 year old Abror Azimov who masterminded the attack and his older brother 29 year Akram who financed the attack was picked up yesterday


It is believed that Asimov trained the perpetrator of the bombing, Akbardzhon Dzhalilov, who left the explosive device in the train and was also killed in the explosion.

Akram , had no intention of getting caught , which is why when the FSB looked inside his bumbag/fanny pack they found a RGD-5 hand grenade for personal reasons. The grenade contains a 110-gram charge of TNT with an internal fragmentation liner that produces around 350 fragments and has a lethality radius of 25 metres (82 ft). It can inflict injuries (e.g. penetrating eye wounds) out to 15 metres (49 ft) from the site of detonation. Victims caught within 3 metres (10 ft) of the detonation site are almost certain to be killed or severely wounded.



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Thursday, April 20, 2017

SYRIA SITUATION REPORT: MARCH 30 - APRIL 14, 2017

 (ISW) The nice people at the Institute for the Study of War have brought out a map which shows the situation inside Syria as of friday the 14th, April 2017:

U.S. President Donald Trump demonstrated a new willingness to use force against the regime after conducting cruise missile strike targeting the Shayrat Airbase in Central Syria on April 6. The strikes came in response to the regime’s use of sarin gas against the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Northern Syria on April 4 that marked one of its deadliest chemical weapons attacks since the 2013 Sarin Attacks in Damascus. The U.S. attempted to leverage its limited strikes against the regime to force Russia to reveal the extent of its commitment to Iran and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.



The Kremlin rejected calls to distance itself from Assad after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 13. Russia also vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution outlining an investigation into the regime’s culpability for chemical weapons attacks. The White House nonetheless also messaged continuity in its military stance towards the Syrian Civil War. Tillerson noted in an interview on April 11 that the “first priority” remains the defeat of ISIS in Syria and warned against “violent regime change” similar to Libya. U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis also stated that the “military policy in Syria has not changed” and stressed that the “rest of the campaign stays on track…exactly as it was before” the chemical weapons attack.

France: Policeman shot dead

(Paris) Three Police officers were shot tonight in the centre of Paris  with one killed and the other 2 wounded by a gunman on the Champs Elysees.

Pierre-Henry Brandet of the French interior ministry said the attacker had driven up to the site of the attack by car. He got out of the car and used an automatic weapon to fire on a police van. The attacker killed one police officer and seriously wounded two other officers. He tried to fire at others as he ran off before being shot dead by police.

The gunman has been identified as 39-year-old, Karim  Cheurfi who used the alias 'Abu Yousuf the Belgian'. He was convicted for a 2001 shooting which left two police officers seriously injured, according to reports, and was given a 20 year jail term in 2003. It appears he was released early.

Thailand: 2 Terrorists blow themselves up during a night of attacks

(Bangkok)  Southern Thailand suffered 13 terrorist attacks last night, injuring 8 people which targeted police stations and checkpoints in 12 separate districts in Muslim-majority provinces in Thailand's deep south. The night also saw 2 terrorists blow themselves up whilst they took part in the above.

Buddhist Thailand has been in the grip of a Islamic separatist insurgency for years. Around 7,000 people have been killed since the conflict flared in 2004. The terrorists regularly carry out bombings and drive-by shootings of civilians and officials. Their aim is to cede the southern Muslimmajority south from Thailand and form their own Islamic state. Funny enough they demand that Islamic neighbour ‘Malaysia’ is allowed to act as guarantor.

It was the second major set of coordinated attacks in two weeks. On April 7, terrorists set off dozens of bombs in southern Thailand, bringing down power lines and setting tires on fire to block roads, but causing no deaths or injuries. The spike in violence appears to be in response to the Thai government's rejection of a conditional offer for peace talks made this month by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) which isn’t even involved in the peace talks with the Thai Government. 

Egypt: Days after terror attack, 19 terrorists taken out in Air-strike.

(Cairo) After an attack on a checkpoint that killed a policeman near south Sinai's Saint Catherine's Monastery earlier this week. The Egyptian authorities have stated that in follow up operations they have killed 19 Islamic terrorists in air-strikes across the Sinai.


After an attack on a checkpoint that killed a policeman near south Sinai's Saint Catherine's Monastery earlier this week. The Egyptian authorities have stated that in follow up operations they have killed 19 Islamic terrorists in air-strikes across the Sinai.

The operations in conjunction with heightened security before the Pope visits Egypt next week come after a spate of Islamist violence targeting Egypt's Christian minority in recent months, the most serious being the attacks on Churches on Easter Friday which saw over 40 people murdered.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kori Ali Muhammad shouts "Allahu Akbar!" and kills 3 white people "solely based on race"


(Fox News) Police said the man who killed three people on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno California, on Tuesday while shouting "Allahu Akbar" wanted to kill as many people as possible after a warrant was released for his arrest in the murder of a motel security guard last week.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, knew he was being searched for and he "decided he was going to kill more people."

According to Dyer, Muhammad surrendered to officers at the scene and told police "you guys are looking for me."

Police do not think the shooting spree was tied to terrorism and was "solely based on race" as all the victims were white males.

Muhammad went by the nickname "Black Jesus" and has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page.

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