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Islamic State crisis: US-led Syria strikes 'kill 553'
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, UK-based activists say.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 464 IS fighters, 57 other militants and 32 civilians have died.
Meanwhile, the US has carried out more air strikes against IS positions near the besieged town of Kobane.
Kurdish sources told BBC Arabic that IS had retaken a strategically important hilltop 4km west of the town.
Kurdish forces fighting IS in Kobane took Tal Shair nine days ago.......
Canadian Consulate in Istanbul evacuated after suspicious powder found
Letters sent to Canadian, German, Belgian consulates contain 'yellow substance'
The Canadian Consulate in Istanbul has been evacuated after an unidentified yellow powder was found in a package delivered there.
Turkish authorities have begun an investigation, the CBC's Jeff Semple reported Friday morning.
"The Canadian, Belgian and German consulates in Istanbul have all been evacuated after all three received a suspicious package this morning, according to reports in the Turkish media," Semple said in London......
People’s Militia is getting ready for the street fighting in Donetsk
he militiamen are preparing for the street clashes in the territory of Donetsk and are occupying defensive positions before the forthcoming offensive of Ukrainian troops. Tanks have already taken their positions in the streets. The tank column of “Oplot” drove along the Kievskiy Avenue of Donetsk....
Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel
Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.
The violence prompted Egypt to declare a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, where the violence took place, the state news agency reported.
The attacks are a setback for the government, which had managed over the past few months to make some progress in the struggle against an Islamist militant insurgency in the Sinai as it focuses on trying to repair the economy......
At least 30 suspected terrorists have been killed as jet fighters targeted their hideouts in North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
Daud Matta, a key Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, was also killed in the strike in Datta Khel area, according to sources.
The official sources also said that the jets targeted at least four terrorist hideouts, which were destroyed.....
Nigeria's Boko Haram 'abducts more women and girls'
Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say.
The abductions have not been confirmed by the authorities, but residents say they took place a day after the military announced it had agreed a ceasefire with the Boko Haram group.
The government hopes the Islamist group will free more than 200 girls seized in April as part of negotiations.
Boko Haram has not confirmed the truce.....
#France, with 63 jihadi women in the region, has the highest number of female jihadi recruits, about 25% of the... http://t.co/9HRBZvPX64
— CMAIS (@CmaisStrat) September 30, 2014
Clashes in Kunduz leaves 12 dead including security personnel
At least 12 people, including 6 militants and 6 members of the Afghan national security forces were killed following clashes in northern Kunduz province.
According to local government officials, the clashes between the Taliban militants and Afghan security forces broke out late on Wednesday.
Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11
Four Egyptian policemen among the wounded in blast that comes after security forces clamp down on student protests.
A bomb has exploded outside the gates of Cairo University, wounding eleven people including policemen stationed outside the campus to quell student protests that have become customary in the politically unstable country.
Police cordoned off the area and scoured it with sniffer dogs, state-run Ahram news outlet reported on Wednesday, citing a security source. Six of the eleven wounded were policemen stationed outside the campus, Ahram said..........
Army Advances in Benghazi
The Libyan Army and its allies among local militias have taken control of one of the largest camps of Islamist forces in the eastern city of Benghazi, military officials said Friday. Gaining control of the camp, the first to be set up by the rebels who helped topple Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011, marked significant progress for the army after it previously took control of the Benghazi airport. Last week, the army, working with fighters commanded by a former general, Khalifa Hifter, began an offensive against Islamist fighters who had seized parts of the city.........
Today's Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq http://t.co/1BOqePczBC via @CENTCOM. Map by @BridgetMoreng @PatMegahan pic.twitter.com/jAEq4Zwh7W
— Military Edge (@Military_Edge) October 24, 2014
14 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad
At least 14 people were killed and 65 others wounded in two car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Wednesday evening, a police source said.
A car bomb went off near the National Theater in the Karrada district in central of Baghdad in the evening, leaving five people killed and 28 others wounded, and the toll could rise as ambulances and police vehicles evacuated the casualties to hospitals, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
A second car bomb exploded near a hospital in Sadr City district, eastern Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding 37 others, the source added. Iraq has been witnessing some of the worst violence in years. Terrorism and violent attacks have killed 5,576 civilians in Iraq in the first half of this year, with 11,666 more wounded, according to a recent UN report.......
From AntiFashist: (Google translation .... warning: horrific pics)
Extermination of Donbass. Truce in the fascist (18 +)
If ... continue shelling the city of Donetsk, and the Ukrainian government said a truce, she brazenly lying. Of any truce Ukrainian government did not even think. This was uttered yesterday, Prime Minister Alexander Zaharchenko DNR. That's right - do not even think.
Even if hypothetically assume that Ukrainian terrorists now leave thoughts about the progress of inland New Russia, and the war miracle freeze for at least the current borders, which has a probability of less than negligible, shoot and kill Ukraine will not cease. For the simple reason that the main problem that caused the war, has not been solved. And the main problem - it is Ukraine, which took place at the Independence their song fascism. As long as this exists Ukraine, only death is her bloody monogram.
Below is a selection of photos of death and destruction in Donetsk and other settlements of Donbass, hordes of occupation regime in Kiev in the last days, when strikes were the most ruthlessly. Residents of New Russia destroy deliberately, and so purposefully destroy its civilian facilities and infrastructure. Doubt this can attend only a very naive people. A Donbass, meanwhile, literally erased from the face of the earth. Only in the last 10 days the punitive killed at least 200 people. That's what the "truce" in fascist.
And that's how it looks.
Attention! Persons under 18 years of age and people with weak mentality urged to refrain from viewing the following pictures....
IMAGE: A house once held by #ISIS in Baiji, #Iraq filled with IED making materials. pic.twitter.com/eLAlQylQuv
— Military Studies (@ArmedResearch) October 24, 2014
5 Brits join ISIS each month,1 dies every 3 weeks
One British jihadist dies fighting in Syria every three weeks, a new study has found, while 23 Brits in total have been killed in action since the conflict began.
The study by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), a think tank based at Kings College London, was updated following the death of 24-year-old Mamanour Roshid, originally from Portsmouth, who was killed in Syria last week.
Roshid had travelled with five other men in October 2013, and is the third jihadist from Portsmouth to be killed in Syria, alongside Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, and Ifthekar Jaman, 23.
At least 16 UK fighters were confirmed dead at the start of 2014, with academics at the ICSR suggesting approximately three British jihadists are dying in war zones every two months.....
At least 18 Taliban militants were killed following joint military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Monday that the operations were conducted in Laghman, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Khost and Paktiya provinces.
A statement released by MoI said the operations were jointly conducted by Afghan national police, Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – national directorate of security (NDS) operatives........
Lebanon army clashes with gunmen, kills two in Tripoli: sources
Lebanon's army clashed with Sunni Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least two of the militants, security sources said.
Tripoli has seen some of the worst spillover from Syria's 3-1/2 year conflict, which has strained sectarian relations in Lebanon and triggered periodic gun battles, bombings and kidnappings across the country.
It was not immediately clear which group the militants represented, or whether they were Lebanese or Syrian, but Syrian rebels and hardline Lebanese Sunni Islamists have regularly accused the Lebanese army of working with Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to aid Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. .....
Palestinian-American teen killed by IDF gunfire during West Bank protest
According to the military, the boy was about to throw a firebomb towards Route 60.
A Palestinian-American teenager was shot dead by Israeli soldiers, Friday afternoon, during clashes that erupted in a protest held there weekly.
According to the military, the boy was about to throw a firebomb towards Route 60; an IDF unit positioned nearby opened fire after he had lit the firebomb's fuse, and was preparing to hurl it.
A relative identified the teen as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad and said he was born in New Orleans and came to the West Bank at age six. Hammad's cousin Moath said he was among a group of Palestinians who were throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers......
....On October 21, Human Rights Watch admitted that Kiev was guilty of breaking international law through the “widespread use of cluster munitions” in fighting between government troops and self-defense forces, according to an investigation carried by the watchdog....
.....Speaking at the UN Security Council, Churkin says that more must be done to make Kiev accountable for horrendous acts of abduction and murder by Ukraine’s military and private security forces.
He also wants an investigation to take place into the use of prohibited weapons such as cluster bombs and phosphorous bombs, as well as tactical missiles, which were fired indiscriminately into residential areas.
Churkin has also called for greater transparency into the state of the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 on July 17.
“It probably wasn’t an accident that the crash site took incoming fire from the Ukrainian positions, just as it was about to be visited by a group of Dutch experts and OSCE observers. We consider it irresponsible that one of the statements today reiterated an unsupported version of the events,” the Russian diplomat added.
He concluded by saying that he could not understand why some members of the UN Security Council had become nervous about Russian proposals to expand and deepen the investigation in to why the airliner crashed......
Jihadis rounding up men they consider to be against them somewhere in Iraq
Tunisia says policeman killed by 'terrorists'
According to ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui, the network had also been planning an attack in Tunisia's southern Qibli province.
The Tunisian Interior Ministry has said that a "terrorist network" that security forces targeted in a deadly Friday raid in the western Manouba province had been involved in recruiting militants for armed groups in Syria......
http://online.wsj.com/articles/islamic-states-sway-spreads-to-lebanon-1413848480 Islamic State’s Sway Spreads to Lebanon
With Success, Islamic State’s Support Grows in Lebanon as Sunni Anger Rises
Sheik Nabil Rahim is jolted by what he hears nowadays from angry teenagers in the poor neighborhoods of this city, the country’s second-largest and the hub of its Sunni Muslim community.
“They say we want Islamic State, the Islamic State is coming—but they have never actually spoken with someone from Islamic State,” said Mr. Rahim, an influential Salafi preacher who himself was imprisoned for years on terrorism charges.
Support for other, less radical, Islamist movements has withered, he added, “because they don’t have all those great victories.”.......
Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting ISIS militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.
The statement by Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu came hours after the U.S. airdropped weapons and ammunition to resupply Kurdish fighters for the first time. Those airdrops Sunday followed weeks of airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition in and near Kobani......