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Top five TTP commanders join ISIS
Five top leaders of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) including spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid have joined Islami State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), media reports said today.
Former spokesman of TTP terror outfit Shahidullah Shahid was among five top Taliban commanders who joined Islamic State (new name of ISIS).
Other Taliban commanders who joined ISIS included Saeed Khan from Orakzai agency, Mufti Hassan from Peshawar, Khalid Mansoor from Hangu and Gul Zaman from Khyber Agency.....
Australia to foot bill for US bombs dropped in ISIS fight
Australia will be billed by the US military for many of the missiles and other bombs RAAF jet fighters drop in the campaign against Islamic State terrorists.
US-supplied smart-guided weapons fitted to Australia’s Super Hornets can range in price from less than $70,000 to more than $650,000 each.
Weapons-sharing agreements struck between the Australian Defence Force and the Pentagon give the RAAF access to US aerial ordnance but each missile or bomb used must be paid for.
The Australian Air Task Group has stocks of its own munitions at Al Minhad air base near Dubai but the RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets can carry a mix of both Australian and US-supplied armaments.
It is understood that aircraft fuel, dispensed on the ground or air-to-air through the RAAF KC-30A multi-role tanker transport, will also be purchased from the US or other third parties.
#Peshmarga finished training in #Germany on Milan anti tank missile. Need more advanced weapons 2 defeat #ISIS. http://t.co/R9WrIT5Kco
— Hemin Hawrami (@heminhawrami) October 13, 2014
Battle for Syria's Kobani intensifies; ISIS takes Iraq base
The battle for a key Syrian city on the Turkish border intensified Monday as ISIS continued its push for control of Kobani while also scoring a victory in neighboring Iraq, taking a strategically important military base in Anbar province.
A fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit, or YPG, told CNN's Arwa Damon that the battle in Kobani concerned the main border crossing into Turkey. If ISIS took control, he said, "it's over."
The fighter said the Kurdish fighters had pushed back an attempted advance by ISIS on Monday morning but that it would be "impossible" for them to hold their ground if current conditions continued...........
ISIS cancer spreading to North Africa
Nearly two months after President Obama first vowed to eradicate ISIS, this cancer is spreading in North Africa — within striking distance of Europe’s soft underbelly.
On Sept. 15, a group of Algerian jihadists broke away from the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb network to pledge allegiance to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The self-proclaimed “Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria” proved their worth days later, ambushing a group of French tourists in a popular Algerian national park, kidnapping and beheading one of them.
On Sept. 23, the new group Soldiers of the Caliphate in Egypt popped up, threatening attacks against the country’s anti-Islamist government and US interests. In Egypt’s Sinai, the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis network, the instigator of a costly 18-month insurgency, has increasingly adopted ISIS tactics to intimidate the local population. ABM has taken to publicized beheadings and flash parades-of-force in local villages, while several of its members have admitted to receiving tutelage and funding from ISIS.
In Tunisia, once-struggling guerrillas on the mountainous frontier with Algeria received a boost from jihadists returning from Syria, even as messages of support for ISIS increase from groups fighting in the area.
Ironically, most of North Africa’s jihadist groups declined to associate themselves with ISIS until the United States commenced its intervention in Iraq and Syria.
From the Economist: Concentration of jihadi army in Syria and Iraq
Protesters mark six months since Nigerian schoolgirls' kidnap by Boko Haram
Hundreds of girls, kidnapped from their school in May this year, have yet to be returned to their families
Protesters calling for the release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants were set Tuesday to mark the six-month anniversary of their abduction with a march on the presidency.
Members of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign were planning to walk to President Goodluck Jonathan's official residence in Abuja to keep up the pressure on the government to bring the missing teenagers home.
The march is the culmination of a series of events in the past week, including a candlelit vigil, to keep the fate of the girls in the public eye, as media coverage and on-line interest wanes.....
ISIS mission: Canadian advance team leaves for Kuwait next week
About 120 members of the Canadian Armed Forces will depart from Trenton, Ont., next week to join the fight against ISIS in Iraq, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson announced on Saturday.....
.....Six CF-18 fighter-bombers, two CP-140 surveillance planes, one aerial tanker aircraft and 600 personnel have been tapped to join U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq for up to six months. The mission will be based in Kuwait.
Canada has more than two dozen special forces advisers already in Iraq and has plans for up to 69 advisers as part of an effort to advise Kurdish forces against Islamic militants.......
The chances of the rest of Ukraine, apart from the Novorussia area, falling into the hands of a Nazi party are very, very real. If we were told 2 years ago that large parts of Iraq and Syria would be in jihadi hands, would we have believed it possible? Watch how after arresting the Nazi guys (Nationalists) the soldiers or guards turn on one of their own. The Nazi sympathizers are everywhere in Ukraine, just like how the jihadi sympathizers are everywhere in the Muslim world.
While much of the world’s attention has been fixated on the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), Libya has been tearing itself asunder. Its airports lie in smoking ruins, foreign diplomats have fled, and its once outspoken civil society has been cowed through a spate of assassinations.
Libya’s chaos has been variously portrayed as a contest between Islamists versus more secular factions; between younger “revolutionaries” versus older technocrats and military officers of Muammar al-Qaddafi’s regime; or between two rival towns in the west, Misrata and Zintan. Libya’s conflict is all these things. At its core, however, the fighting is about two centers of power -- consisting of town-, tribe-, and militia-based networks -- vying for the mantle of legitimacy in a country devoid of any workable institutions. And therein lies the conundrum. Over the past six months, these multiple factions have coalesced into two rival camps that have each staked equal claims to authority.
There are now two governments in Libya. One is in the eastern city of Tobruk, backed by the rump of the elected parliament, the House of Representatives (HOR). The other, based in the capital, Tripoli, has taken de facto control over ministries, relying on a handful of former members of the HOR’s predecessor, the General National Congress (GNC), to provide a veneer of legitimacy..........
Another vid from Ukraine. The "Nationalist party" (read that as the "Nazi party") wants to form its own army to "take care" of "Moscow grovellers". Demands for building gas chambers will be next?
Activists: Airstrikes Hit Jihadi Targets in Syria
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched several airstrikes on positions of Islamic State group militants in northern and eastern Syria, most on the town of Kobani near Turkey.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees say some of the airstrikes targeted the eastern town of Mayadeen.
The Observatory said the airstrikes struck oil refineries near Mayadeen, sparking a huge fire.
The group and Idriss Nassan, a local Kurdish official from Kobani, said Tuesday that intense airstrikes hit members of the Islamic State group around the town.
Nassan said Kurdish militiamen captured the Tel Shair hill that overlooks the town and brought down the black flag of the Islamic State group...............
Kurdish female fighters have captured this tank from ISIS. #TwittterKurds ISIL ISID Israel France Germany UK UN EU pic.twitter.com/jM5UoJyeyg
— Arez Ramazani (@ArezRamazani) October 14, 2014
New jihadist group established in Denmark
Millatu Ibrahim, which is reported to have "strong connections" with the Islamic State, is now active in Denmark and has released its first video aimed at recruiting other Danish Muslims to its cause.
The jihadist organisation Millatu Ibrahim, which is banned in neighbouring Germany, has established itself in Denmark. ....
Vid below is supposedly from today's rally by the Ukrainian Nazi party in Kiev in celebration of some Christian saint or something. This "nationalist" party also known as the Right Sector has a strong element making up the body of the Ukrainian govt.
Obama to meet with allies on militant fight
President Barack Obama and his military commanders will meet Tuesday with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
The daylong meeting comes as the White House tries to tout progress in the U.S.-led campaign against the militants, while also girding the public for a military effort that could extend well beyond Obama's presidency. Administration officials said the meeting would focus on military strategy and ways to bolster the campaign to counter the extremists.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the meeting would be an important effort to further coordinate and organize the international fight against the Islamic State militants.........
Anger as wounded Syria Kurds die stranded at Turkish border
With medical supplies depleted in the war-ravaged north Syrian town of Kobani, Kurdish activist Blesa Omar rushed three comrades wounded in battle against Islamic State fighters straight to the border to dispatch them to a Turkish hospital.
He spent the next four hours watching them die, one by one, from what he believes were treatable shrapnel wounds, while Turkish border guards refused to let them through the frontier.....
Foreign fighters flow to Syria
An estimated 15,000 militants from at least 80 nations are believed to have entered Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad according the CIA and studies by ISCR and The Soufan Group. Many of these fighters are believed to have joined units that are now part of the Islamic State. Western officals are concerned about what these individuals may do upon returning to their native countries.
How two French girls were lured to terror group online
On the day she left for Syria, Sahra strode along the train platform with two bulky schoolbags slung over her shoulder. In a grainy image caught on security camera, the French teen tucks her hair into a headscarf.
Just two months earlier and a two-hour drive away, Nora, also a teen girl, had embarked on a similar journey in similar clothes. Her brother later learned she’d been leaving the house every day in jeans and a pullover, then changing into a full-body veil.
Neither had ever set foot on an airplane. Yet both journeys were planned with the precision of a seasoned traveler and expert in deception, from Sahra’s ticket for the March 11 Marseille-Istanbul flight to Nora’s secret Facebook account and overnight crash pad in Paris.
Sahra Ali Mehenni and Nora El-Bahty are among some 100 girls and young women from France who have left to join terrorism in Syria, up from just a handful 18 months ago, when the trip was not even on Europe’s security radar, officials say. They come from all walks of life — first- and second-generation immigrants from Muslim countries, white French backgrounds, even a Jewish girl, according to a security official who spoke anonymously because rules forbid him to discuss open investigations.....
http://t.co/BQc1WYGCma Radical students hand out Isis leaflets on Oxford St in attempt to get British Muslims to join jihad. Any arrests?
— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) October 11, 2014
Nearly 1,000 Frenchmen join jihad, dozens of women and kids 'stopped en route'
About 930 France’s residents and citizens, including 60 women, are either already fighting in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the country’s interior minister said. Dozens of women and children were stopped on their way there.
“930 French citizens or foreigners usually resident in France are today involved in jihad in Iraq and Syria,” France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told Le Journal du Dimanche.........