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  • Force Kills Taliban Leader, Detains Insurgents

    09/21/2011 3:24:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 21, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed a Taliban leader and several insurgents, detained others and seized weapons throughout Afghanistan in recent days, military officials reported. In Balkh province’s Chimtal district, a combined force killed a Taliban leader and detained two suspected insurgents yesterday. The leader, Mullah Yar Mohammed, was responsible for kidnappings, weapons facilitation and ambushes on Afghan forces. The force also confiscated rocket-propelled grenades and a launcher. Meanwhile, a coalition patrol in Ghazni province’s Andar district today discovered and safely destroyed 882 pounds of homemade explosives, two recoilless rifles and bomb-making materials. In Afghanistan...
  • Troops Kill, Detain Insurgents, Seize Cache

    09/19/2011 3:29:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed one insurgent, detained one suspect and seized a weapons cache during separate operations across Regional Command East in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. The cache contained two 82 mm mortars, two 81 mm mortars, one fuse, one large mortar and two munitions. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A combined force found five homemade bombs in the Zharay district of Kandahar province. -- In the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, a combined force discovered a weapons cache containing 47 mortar rounds. -- A combined force detained several suspects during a...
  • Monterrey casino arson attack policeman's family killed (act of revenge? by the Zetas drugs cartel)

    09/16/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/16/11 | BBC
    Gunmen in northern Mexico have shot dead three relatives of a police officer being held over a deadly arson attack on a casino last month. The officer's father, stepmother and stepbrother were killed in their home in the city of Monterrey. Police believe it was an act of revenge by the Zetas drugs cartel, after the officer named gang members allegedly involved in the casino attack. The blaze killed 52 people and caused revulsion across Mexico. Police officer Miguel Angel Barraza is one of six suspects detained in connection with the 25 August arson attack on the Casino Royale in...
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Girlfriend's Son

    09/16/2011 11:58:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. -- A 19-year-old man charged with killing of a 4-month-old boy will not go to trial. Sam Harris was set to stand trial next week, charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s son, Aiden Caro. Harris instead accepted a plea deal, which a judge approved Friday. In January 2010, Harris admitted to getting angry when 4-month-old Aiden wouldn't stop crying. He said he threw the child onto a couch where the child struck his head on a wooden frame. Harris said he then started to shake the baby, holding his head and feet. Harris pleaded...
  • 'Al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan Abu Hafs al-Shahri killed' (Waziristan drone strike)

    09/15/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/15/11 | BBC
    A senior al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, has been killed, say senior US officials. There has been no independent confirmation of the death, which officials said happened in the Waziristan tribal region. The US frequently carries out drone air strikes against suspected militants hiding out in the volatile area. Three weeks ago, the US said it had killed al-Qaeda's suspected chief of operations, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman. The media are denied access to the area, making it difficult to confirm such claims. The US said Shahri has been killed earlier this week and that his death "removes a key...
  • Combined Patrol Kills Insurgents, Seizes Weapons

    09/07/2011 3:42:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 – An Afghan and coalition patrol killed two insurgents, detained numerous suspects and seized enemy weapons yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader in the Sayyidabad Abad district of Afghanistan’s Wardak province, military officials reported. The leader is responsible for attack planning and providing supplies to fellow insurgent leaders. The patrol encountered two armed insurgents during the search operation. Responding to the threat, the security force engaged both individuals, killing them. One individual was armed with a pistol and the other with an assault rifle. The patrol seized a machine gun, grenades and ammunition. In other...
  • Combined Forces Kill, Detain Several Insurgents

    09/06/2011 3:13:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed four insurgents, detained six suspects and seized a weapons cache yesterday during separate operations in Regional Command East in Afghanistan, military officials reported. The weapons cache contained a pistol, a remote-control device, and two grenades. In Sept. 4 Afghanistan operations: -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator and numerous associates during an operation in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. The man constructed bombs for attacks in the district in support of the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. -- A combined force...
  • Ex-Gitmo detainee killed in Afghanistan (Sabar Lal Melma)

    09/05/2011 6:10:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Telegram ^ | 9/04/11 | Heidi Vogt and Rahim Faiez
    Ex-Gitmo detainee killed in AfghanistanKey al-Qaida ally organized attacks By Heidi Vogt and Rahim Faiez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday, September 4, 2011 KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO and Afghan forces have killed a former Guantanamo detainee who returned to Afghanistan to become a key al-Qaida ally, international officials said Saturday. The militant’s death was a reminder of the risks of trying to end a controversial detention system without letting loose people who will launch attacks on Americans. Sabar Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO spokesman...
  • Combined Force Kills Taliban Insurgent

    08/29/2011 3:26:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force yesterday killed a Taliban insurgent and detained another during an operation in the Kunduz district of Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, military officials reported. During a search of the area, the security force observed an armed insurgent operating in a field. After ensuring no women or children were in the area, an air-weapons team engaged the individual, killing him. Following the engagement, the security force confiscated roadside-bomb-making materials, multiple assault rifles and a chest rack. The force then moved to search a nearby compound and discovered more bomb-making materials, including...
  • US official: Al-Qaida's No. 2 killed in Pakistan (Atiyah Abd al-Rahman)

    08/27/2011 10:30:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/27/11 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday. The Libyan national who was the network's former operational leader rose to al-Qaida's No. 2 spot after the U.S. killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan compound in May. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month that al-Qaida's defeat was within reach if the U.S. could mount a string of successful attacks on the group's weakened leadership.
  • Islamic Jihad Enraged Over Death of Commander, Vows Revenge

    08/24/2011 1:38:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/11 | Chana Yaar
    The Islamic Jihad terrorist group is enraged over the death of a local commander in its Gaza division following an air strike overnight by the Israel Air Force. An IDF spokesperson confirmed that 34-year-old Ismail al-Asmar was killed in a targeted air strike on a car in which he was traveling late Tuesday night. Two other terrorists in the car were wounded, according to local medical sources. They were traveling near Rafiah, the city that straddles the Gaza border with Egypt. Senior Islamic Jihad member Ahmad al-Mudallal told reporters in response to Al-Asmar's assassination, “This crime was meant to underline...
  • Combined Force in Khost Province Kills Insurgents

    08/22/2011 3:49:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents and detained a Haqqani terrorist network facilitator in the Nadir Shah district of Afghanistan’s Khost province yesterday, military officials reported. The facilitator, who was responsible for coordinating small-arms and indirect-fire attacks, also purchased equipment and supplies for insurgents in the area. While searching the area, the security force killed several insurgents and wounded another during an engagement and later confiscated several assault rifles, bomb-making materials and chest racks following the engagement. Completing the operation, the security force located and detained the targeted facilitator and multiple...
  • Iraqi sniper who killed two Marines released as families mark fifth anniversary of deaths

    08/21/2011 11:10:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/21/11 | Michael Daly
    The Iraqi sniper captured after he killed two Marines has been freed and is at liberty - even as the still-grieving families of Brooklyn-raised Capt. John McKenna 4th and Queens-raised Michael Glover gather in Rockaway today for a memorial marking the fifth anniversary of their deaths.The families had been assured that "as long as there is a Marine in Iraq, the sniper will remain in jail." Their already overwhelming loss has been compounded by the failure of the Defense Department to inform them that Muhammad (Big Ears) Awwad Ahmad had been released.
  • Legendary anti-terror sniper killed (Israel)

    08/18/2011 8:26:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    YNET ^ | 8/18/11 | Omri Efraim
    Most veteran sniper in police’s elite anti-terror unit killed in Thursday’s terror offensive in south; Pascal Avrahami, 49-year-old father of three who moved to Israel from France in 1977, hit by terrorist fire near border Police in mourning: The most veteran sniper in the Israel Police’s elite anti-terror unit, YAMAM, was killed Thursday in the terrorist offensive in southern Israel. The 49-year-old Pascal Avrahami left a wife, Sima, and three children aged 25, 20 and 18. His death brought the toll in Thursday’s terror assault up to eight. The religious Avrahami was born in France and moved to Israel in...
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Kills Insurgents

    08/12/2011 3:40:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition force killed two insurgents and detained several more yesterday during a security operation targeting a Taliban facilitator and his suicide-attack network in the Baghlan-e Jadid district of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, military officials reported. The facilitator is responsible for harboring suicide bombers in preparation for an attack on provincial government officials. While searching for the leader, the security force came across two armed insurgents who threatened the force. Responding to the threat, the security force engaged the two men, killing them. The security force also detained multiple other suspected insurgents,...
  • SAF Forces Conduct Airstrike Against Insurgents Responsible for Downing CH-47

    08/10/2011 2:52:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 10, 2011) – Coalition forces killed the Taliban insurgents involved with the recent downing of the CH-47 helicopter, with a precision airstrike in Chak district, Wardak province, yesterday. The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the Aug. 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members. Mullah Mohibullah was a key facilitator in an insurgent attack cell led by Din Mohammad, a Taliban leader killed in a previous Special Operations mission. As a leader in Mohammad’s network in Tangi...
  • Combined Force Kills Insurgent, Detains Suspects

    08/09/2011 3:25:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed an insurgent and detained two suspects yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader in the Dowlatabad district of Afghanistan’s Faryab province, military officials reported. The targeted leader is the Taliban’s second in command in Jowzjan province. He is responsible for imposing illegal taxes on villagers, orchestrating attacks on Afghan security force checkpoints, and transporting insurgent supplies and weapons. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, a combined Afghan and coalition force detained two suspects with ties to the Taliban. The security...
  • Combined Force in Kandahar Kills Insurgents, Detains Suspects

    08/08/2011 4:09:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 – A combined Afghan and International Security Assistance Force patrol killed several insurgents and detained numerous others in the Mya Neshin district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported. The insurgent leader targeted in the operation facilitates attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, officials said. Today in Kandahar province’s Panjwai district, coalition forces found and destroyed 705 pounds of homemade explosives. Also today, a coalition patrol approached a group of Afghan civilians who had found a cache of munitions. The Afghans turned the cache over to coalition forces without incident. The cache consisted of nine...
  • Combined Force Kills Taliban Leader

    08/05/2011 3:40:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition force yesterday killed a Taliban leader and one suspected insurgent during a security operation in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province, military officials reported. Sheen Abdul Rahman was a Taliban leader who directed more than 70 fighters to conduct roadside bomb, landmine and other attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. Afghan members of the combined force located Rahman, who was armed with an AK-47 rifle and chest rack. Rahman was engaged and killed when he presented a threat to the force. While searching a building, the security force...
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Kills Two Insurgents

    08/03/2011 3:31:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents during a search for an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator in the Khanabad district of Afghanistan’s Kunduz province yesterday, military officials reported. The targeted facilitator is responsible for coordinating suicide attacks throughout the province. The security force was threatened by two armed insurgents. The force engaged the two men, killing them. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader and one of his associates during an operation in the Shah Joy district of Zabul province....