Saturday, June 24, 2017

40 years is all it has taken to ruin France.

Ramadan Death Count: Pakistan, 23/06/17

(Parachinar) The string of terrorist attack across Pakistan yesterday has seen the death toll in the city of Parachinar rise from 24 to 57.

(Charsadda) A shootout between Police and gunman saw a policeman and the gunman killed.

(Punjab) A 18 year old girl was murdered by her Uncle when she refused a marriage proposal. 

(Gwadar) 2 Pakistani Navy personal were murdered and another 4 injured on Monday by 4 gunmen riding Motorbikes.

(Peshawar) Two Islamic State (Daesh) terrorists were killed and five security personnel injured in an exchange of fire in Shahpur village, during a raid on a terrorist hideout.

(Gilgit)  10 year old Muhammad Naeem was brutally murdered for entering a Hotel area without permission.  After he was beaten his body was disposed by throwing it into a mountain stream.

Ramadan death toll stands at 5,163.

India: Police officer protecting a mosque stripped naked and stoned to death by the very people he was defending.

(India) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammad Ayub Pandith was part of team tasked to protect a mosque during Ramadan. As it was quite he sent his protection unit home and proceeded inside the mosque to pray. Unfortunately the followers of the same religion as he, saw his gun and proceeded to attack him. He was stripped naked and then stoned to death. What a wonder faith Islam is where you murder the very people trying to protect you.

Ramadan death toll stands at 5,122.

Ramadan Death Count: Afghanistan, 23/06/17

(Kabul) The Afghan Ministry of Defence reported yesterday that over fifty insurgents belonging to the Taliban group and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan were killed during the operations in the northern Jawzjan province of the country.

(Kabul) The Afghan MOD reported that six terrorists including a member of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network were killed in an airstrike in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan. Elsewhere three terrorists were killed and two others were wounded during a separate operation in Maiwand district of Kandahar, while two others were killed during an operation in Shegal district of Kunar province.

(Takhar) A military operation in the northeastern Takhar province, by the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army, saw 10 terrorists killed including Mawlavi Shukoor the deputy military commission chief of the group Mawlavi Shukoor.(Must be nice naming your terrorist outfit after yourself) 19 of his band of unhappy men were also injured.

(Takhar) The shadow district governor of the Taliban group was shot dead by one his own guards in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan. The guard who had turned to the even more dark side (ISIS) also managed to kill another 6 of his former bed wetters.

Ramadan death toll stands at 5,121.

Ramadan Death Count: Iraq, 23/06/17

(Mosul) At least 50 civilians were killed and wounded when a missile fell on a marketplace in western Mosul yesterday.

(Hawija) Three Islamic State members have died of a poisoned meal in the group’s stronghold of Hawija, southwest Kirkuk. The trio died at a checkpoint run by the group when they were offered a meal by unknown individuals, but the food was apparently poisoned.

(Anbar) Four suicide bombers snuck into the al-Shohadaa region, west of Anbar. Security forces shot three dead after trapping them at a house. But the fourth blew himself up, killing eight civilians and one army member.

(Baghdad) Two people were killed, and four others wounded when a booby-trapped vehicle exploded in the western part of Baghdad.

(Mosul) A suicide bomber blew himself up amongst civilians fleeing the fighting in the old city yesterday killing 12 and injuring another 20.

Ramadan death toll stands at 5,043.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up

(Reuters) Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.

In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax.

The trapped would-be suicide bomber exchanged fire with the security forces, then set off explosives when he was surrounded in a house in the central Mecca neighborhood of Ajyad al-Masafi near the mosque that had been used as the base for the attack, the ministry said.

The building collapsed, injuring six foreigners and five members of the security forces.

Earlier in the day, security forces had shot dead a wanted man at another suspected Islamist militant hideout in Mecca's al-Aseelah neighborhood. The ministry also said a third cell had been broken up in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, but gave no further details.

Five suspected militants including a woman were arrested, it said.

Ramadan death toll stands at 4,963.

Philippines: Marawi crisis

(Marawi) On the 23rd of May, a failed attempt by the Philippines army to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of the ISIS-affiliated Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, saw said group attack and take control of the city of Marawi with at least 500 armed terrorists.

Within days, the vast majority of the city’s population of around 200,000 had been evacuated, leaving the scene clear for a showdown between the military and Islamic terrorism. Within a week, the government forces supported by the US had retaken 80% of the city.

However, these Islamic jihadists have held onto that final 20% of the city for the past 3 weeks. So far, the total death toll up to the 22nd June comes in at 499. Take off the 38 people killed in the run up to the beginning of Ramadan, and that gives us a figure of 461.

Ramadan death toll stands at 4,961.

Pakistan: Killing spree sees 45 murdered and 100 injured

(Islamabad) A raft of deadly attacks across Pakistan sees that country finalise Ramadan with a murderous body count.

In the first incident, a car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed at least 12 people and wounded 20.

Hours later,  twin bombings, minutes apart, hit a crowded market in a Shiite-dominated city in Parachinar, the main city in the Kurram tribal region, and killed 24 people, mostly minority Shiite Muslims, according to government administrator Zahid Hussain.

Friday evening, gunmen in the port city of Karachi attacked police officers at a roadside restaurant and killed four of them before fleeing.

In the city of Mandi Bahauddin, a man murdered a couple and their daughter with a sharp instrument.

Yesterday, Mohammad Aslam killed Mohammad Islam and Mohammad Nazeer on suspicions of having inappropriate relations with his wife in the village of Kunnat.

Ramadan death toll stands at 4,500.

Interlude: Sweet - The Ballroom Blitz

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

Now that is some wow factor for you.
(Fox News) A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq.

Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper.

"The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of the Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target from 3,540 metres [2.2 miles]," the Canadian military said in a statement.

While officials would not say where the shot took place, the statement noted the command "provides its expertise to Iraqi security force to detect, identify and defeat Daesh activities from well behind the Iraqi security force front line in Mosul."

The new record was set using a McMillan TAC-50, a .50-caliber weapon and the largest shoulder-fired firearm in existence.

Ryan Cleckner, a former U.S. Army Ranger sniper who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and wrote the authoritative “Long Range Shooting Handbook,” called the feat an “incredible” accomplishment, one that owes as much if not more to the spotter’s expertise than the shooter's skill.

“The spotter would have had to successfully calculate five factors: distance, wind, atmospheric conditions and the speed of the earth’s rotation at their latitude,” Cleckner told Fox News.

“Because wind speed and direction would vary over the two miles the bullet traveled, the true challenge here was being able to calculate the actual wind speed and direction all the way to the target.”

Atmospheric conditions also would have posed a huge challenge for the spotter.

“To get the atmospheric conditions just right, the spotter would have had to understand the temperature, humidity and barometric pressure of the air the round had to travel through.

Cleckner said that while the ammunition that Canadian special forces use in the TAC-50 is “off-the-charts powerful,” with some 13,000 foot-pounds of force when it comes out of the muzzle, the speed of a bullet, a 750-grain Hornady round, is not as important as the aerodynamic efficiency of the bullet.

“The key to having a sniper round travel that far and hit a small target has less to do with speed and more to do with the efficiency with which the projectile moves through the air,” he said.

That’s because while sniper bullets exit the muzzle at several times the speed of sound they eventually slow down to less than the speed of sound, and at that point they become less stable. An efficiently designed bullet reduces that instability, he explained.

Dennis Santiago, California-based firearms expert and instructor, said the partnership between the spotter and the shooter is critical.

"Equipment is just a starting point. The shooter on a military team will surely be skilled enough to hold hard on the 'aimpoint' and fire the shot accurately," he told Fox News. "The spotter member of the sniper team is responsible for telling the shooter the precise moment the atmospherics align with the calculations they've made. When it comes together, it's 'mission accomplished'."
Ramadan death toll stands at 4,455.

Ramadan Death Count: Round up, 22/06/17

(Pakistan) Three gang members have been killed by police in Karachi. According to the police, those killed were key players in the Baba Ladla group and were involved in various murders, robberies, and extortion of money cases.

(Pakistan) An eight-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries when he was hit with a brick on Wednesday in Lahore.

(Cameroon) A double suicide attack launched by Boko Haram terrorists killed six civilians in the country’s restive Far North region. The two attackers died.

(Egypt) 3 idiots belonging to the ‘Hasm’ terrorist group ( that is affiliated to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group) were killed on Tuesday by the Egyptian security forces.

(Eygpt) Egyptian police have killed seven people in connection to recent violence against Christians that included three church bombings and a shooting which left around 100 people dead, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

(Somalia) A car bomb targeting a police station killed at least seven people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday.

(Burma) Myanmar security forces have killed three people in raids on "terrorist" training camps run by Rohingya Muslim militants in the north of Rakhine state.

Ramadan death toll stands at 4,454.

Ramadan Death Count: India, 22/06/17

(India) Pakistani special forces on Thursday sneaked 600 meters across the Line of Control (LoC) into the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing two Indian soldiers while losing one of their men in retaliatory action.

(India) Three terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit were killed Thursday in a fierce gunfight with troops in restive Indian Kashmir.

(India) One protester was killed as parts of south Kashmir erupted on Thursday following the killing of three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in a six-hour long gun battle with the security forces. Islamic crowds mourning and protesting over the death of the militants clashed with the security forces they in turn fired teargas shells and used shotguns to quell stone pelting mobs, critically injuring a youth identified as 22-year-old Touseef Ahmed Wani.

Ramadan death toll stands at 4,422.

Ramadan Death Count: Afghanistan, 22/06/17

(Afghanistan) At least 29 people have been killed and 60 people wounded after a car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand. The blast took place around 12 noon local time (08:00 GMT), according to the governor's spokesperson Omar Zwak, when civilians and members of the security forces were waiting to collect their pay.

(Afghanistan) 2 people were killed when a group of gunmen attacked a mosque in the central Logar province of Afghanistan late on Wednesday night.

Ramadan Death Count: Iraq, 22/06/17

(Mosul) Iraqi government forces killed on Thursday Abu Furqan al-Maswseli an Islamic State explosives official along with 15 others at a house in al-Shifa district a district adjacent to Mosul’s Old City, the group’s last bastion. Also on Thursday, Federal Police chief Shaker Jawdat said his forces killed 43 Islamic State members in Ras al-Jada and Bab al-Beed in the old city, and destroyed five booby-trapped vehicles.

(Hawija) Fifteen Islamic State militants were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes by Iraqi jets which targeted ISIS locations in Hawija and Tal Afar.

(Anbar) Thirteen civilians were killed and injured as unidentified shelling occurred, north of Rutba city, west of Anbar. Iraq stated the otherday it has launched an operation to clear ISIS out of the district.

(Mosul) The PMU (para-military forces comprising of more than 60 mostly Shia militias) killed eight Islamic State terrorists in a failed ISIS attempt to carry out a counterattack to the south of Mosul.

(Kirkuk) A Peshmerga soldier was killed, while two others were injured on Tuesday after they foiled an attack by the Islamic State in Tuz Khurmatu city, southwest of Kirkuk.

(Mosul) Iraqi government forces recaptured on Tuesday several areas inside and around the Islamic State-held Old City, killing 30 terrorists in the process.

(Al-Riyadh) A cameraman from the Islamic State’s main media agency in southwestern Kirkuk was found beheaded at the side of the road.

(Mosul) On Tuesday Iraqi forces repelled an attempt by Islamic State to retake areas they had previously lost in western Mosul. Iraqi warplanes soon put a stop to that silly little ideas killing 23 IS members who were trying to sneak into the district of al-Dindan.

Ramadan death toll stands at 4,384.