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  • Fresh Niger Delta Attacks Could Send Oil Prices Up

    07/05/2016 10:11:41 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-07-2016 | Niger Deltans
    The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) were a major driver of the rally in oil markets over the past several months, as the outage of roughly 600,000 barrels per day helped push up crude oil prices. In June, a 30-day ceasefire between the NDA and the Nigerian government led to a few weeks of relative calm, and Nigeria’s oil minister said that the country was able to bring back a large chunk of the disrupted supply, bringing output up from 1.4 million barrels per day to 1.9 mb/d at the end of June, but still down from the 2.2 mb/d Nigeria...
  • (Fallujah Falls!) Iraq says most of Fallujah retaken from IS militants

    06/17/2016 1:48:33 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 83 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Jun 2016 | QASSIM ABDUL ZAHRA
    Iraqi special forces swept into Fallujah on Friday, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group's grip crumbled after weeks of fighting.
  • Evacuation of Damascus militants delayed after rebel leader killed

    12/26/2015 11:46:47 AM PST · by amorphous · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    A U.N.-brokered deal to evacuate more than 2,000 Islamic State fighters and other militants from rebel-held suburbs of Damascus on Saturday has been delayed after the killing of an insurgent leader, an organization that monitors the Syrian war said. The United Nations said it aimed to convene peace talks in Geneva on Jan. 25 to try to end nearly five years of civil war and it appealed to the warring parties not to allow events on the ground to derail the process. The evacuation from Damascus had been expected to take place early on Saturday but was delayed as there...
  • 15 Jihadi groups with 65,000 militants are ready to replace ISIS if they are defeated...

    12/20/2015 8:44:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/15 | Isabel Hunter
    15 Jihadi groups with 65,000 militants are ready to replace ISIS if they are defeated and share their aim to create an Islamic state and destroy the west A total of 15 jihadi groups are waiting in the wings to replace ISIS in Syria a think tank backed by former prime minister Tony Blair will report tomorrow. The jihadi groups have a total of 65,000 fighters in Syria that are poised to fill the vacuum should ISIS be defeated, according to The Sunday Times. In the report, which has been seen by MailOnline, the author's find that some of the...
  • Islam is not a religion, it is foreign law (From 2010)

    11/17/2015 7:53:33 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 70 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 1, 2010 | JR Dieckmann
    The time has come to question if Islam is protected under our First Amendment rights to freedom of religion. Yes, everyone in America has the right to freedom of religion, but Islam is not a religion. Religious faith is only a part of Islam. The rest is a socially engineered society with its own laws and customs that seriously conflict with American law. Is Great Britain a religion because they have the Church of England? Of course not. Britain has an established charter, civil and criminal laws, and a society that respects those laws. Islam has the Qur'an that provides...
  • Over 1,000 Militants Surrender To Syrian Army In Last 24 Hours

    10/10/2015 7:29:02 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 19 replies
    Fars News Agency | October 7, 2015 ^ | October 7, 2015 | N/A
    Over 1,000 Militants Surrender To Syrian Army In Last 24 Hours The development came after President Bashar al-Assad in a televised address in July pardoned all soldiers who have fled the army, saying that his words served as a general decree to relevant officials. Hundreds of foreign-backed militants surrendered to the government troops in the province of Daraa, Syria's National Reconciliation Committee announced on Monday. Hundreds of foreign-backed militants surrendered to the government troops in the province of Daraa, Syria’s National Reconciliation Committee announced on Monday. Over 1,000 terrorists laid down arms and surrendered to the Syrian authorities over the...
  • Egyptian navy vessel targeted by militants off Sinai’s coast

    07/16/2015 10:50:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 1:24 PM EDT | Hamza Hendawi
    An Egyptian navy vessel was targeted on Thursday by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, who claimed they destroyed it with a rocket while it was anchored off the Sinai peninsula’s Mediterranean coast. Egyptian military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir said the vessel caught fire in an exchange of fire with “terrorists” on the shore and that there were no fatalities among its crew members. He did not say how much damage the vessel suffered and gave no details on the type of ship or the size of its crew. However, security officials said an unspecified number of crew...
  • Idaho refugee center targeted by closure campaign over extremism fears

    07/01/2015 8:15:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    al Reuters ^ | July 1, 2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A long-standing refugee welcoming center in conservative Idaho has found itself at the center of a campaign by adversaries seeking to force it closed, citing fears that the immigrants it hosts could include Islamist extremists. The backlash comes amid an uptick in anti-Islamic protests and advertising campaigns in the United States, including a high profile May rally outside an Arizona mosque that saw more than 200 protesters, some armed, berate Islam and its Prophet Mohammad. The newly formed Idaho group, whose 100 members plan a door-to-door information drive in July to win support for closing the refugee center in Twin...
  • Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says

    03/18/2015 7:10:55 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 18, 2015
    Militants shot and killed at least eight people at a leading museum in Tunisia Wednesday and have taken several more hostage, the county’s interior ministry said. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that only one of the dead in Wednesday's attack was a Tunisian. He did not provide nationalities for the others. Poland's Foreign Ministry announced that three Poles were among the wounded. Security forces filled the area around the National Bardo Museum in Tunis after the attack. Tunisia's parliament building, near the museum, was being evacuated, according to a tweet by parliament member Sayida Ounissi....
  • Q&A for people tired of Ferguson protests

    11/15/2014 7:53:27 AM PST · by rwa265 · 41 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | November 13, 2014 | Michael T. McPhearson and Denise D. Lieberman
    As we approach the grand jury decision after more than 80 days of protest, we understand that some members of the community are growing tired of civil unrest. They are asking questions about how it can end. Here are the Don’t Shoot Coalition’s answers to some of those questions. Protesters may have some points to make, but why can’t they express them peacefully? The protests have been 99.5 percent nonviolent. But we are also being purposefully militant and disruptive. Change has not come through the courts, through politics or through gentle persuasion. We cannot wait any longer for whole segments...
  • Franciscan priest, Christian villagers abducted by Syrian militants

    10/09/2014 1:53:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | October 7, 2014
    Fr. Hanna Jallouf, O.F.M., who was abducted Oct. 5 along with some 20 villagers from Qunaya, Syria. Photo courtesy of Custodia Terrae Sanctae. Aleppo, Syria, Oct 7, 2014 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Militants linked to al-Nusra Front kidnapped a Catholic parish priest and as many as 20 people from a Christian village in Syria on Sunday night. The priest has been identified as 62-year-old Father Hanna Jallouf, O.F.M. “Let us pray for him and for the other victims of this tragic and senseless war,” the Custody of the Holy Land said on its website. The Custody of the Holy...
  • Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants

    09/04/2014 1:50:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 2:37 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will “not be cowed” by the Islamic militants who have killed two American journalists. […] Obama and Cameron appear to suggest that NATO should play a role in containing the militants, but were not specific in what action they would seek from the alliance. …
  • Recalling the horror of militant attacks

    08/13/2014 8:39:57 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 5 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/13/14 | Doreen Abi Raad
    The memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears. “These people know no limits of humanity, decency, or respect for human life,” he said of the Islamic State fighters. Meeting with Catholic News Service Aug. 8 at the Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center in Beirut, he and other Catholic Iraqi refugees asked that their real names not be used to protect their identities as they shared the traumatic experiences that led to their exodus. Joseph recalled how his wife and their teenage son, Bachar, were in their...
  • UKRAINE: ATO. SUMMARY OF THE DAY 07.26.14.-Burko

    07/26/2014 6:34:50 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    Burko News ^ | 26/07/2014 | Roman Burko
    "Start a war, themselves fall into their own nets" (c) John Damascene Accumulation of militants forces in the Snow, which we wrote about earlier, has escalated into a night attack on the town of terrorists Marinovka. Militants attack failed, though, as reported by our sources, the fight was pretty tough. In the evening it became known about the attempt to breakout in Starobeshevo direction that led to the destruction of one of the ATO forces roadblocks. In addition, terrorists attack on the Dolzhanskogo direction. Thus, the militants are trying to regain control over the crossing points. So tonight you can...
  • Iran rejects U.S. action in Iraq as militants push east

    06/22/2014 9:19:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | Kamal Namaa - Reuters
    ANBAR Iraq (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader condemned U.S. intervention in Iraq on Sunday, accusing Washington of seeking control as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from the Syrian border and consolidated positions in the north and west. The statement by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was the clearest statement of opposition to a U.S. plan to dispatch of up to 300 military advisers in response to pleas from the Iraqi government and runs counter to speculation that old enemies Washington and Tehran might cooperate to defend their mutual ally in Baghdad. "We are strongly opposed to U.S. and other intervention in Iraq,"...
  • Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow (As long as he's in charge, it's a cinch!)

    06/22/2014 9:09:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said. The Iraqi public will ultimately reject the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the extremist Sunni group threatening Iraq's government, but the group still represents a medium- and long-term threat to the United States, Obama said. "We're going to have to be vigilant generally. Right now the problem with ISIS is the fact that they're destabilizing the country," Obama said, using a common acronym for the group. "That could spill over into...
  • Pakistan air raids in North Waziristan 'kill militants'

    06/14/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/14/14 | BBC
    Pakistani fighter jets have carried out air strikes against militant hideouts, killing dozens of fighters, officials in the north-west of the country say. The strikes were in the mountainous Dehgan area in the North Waziristan tribal district, a stronghold for Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants. ... No exact casualty figures were given. "The strikes were carried out based on confirmed reports about the presence of Uzbek and other militants in the area," an official said. It is the second set of strikes in the region this week, days after the airport attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, which killed at least...
  • Iraq crisis: Militants 'seize Tikrit' after taking Mosul (Next up? Place your bets!)

    06/11/2014 10:31:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/11/14 | BBC
    Islamist insurgents in Iraq have seized the city of Tikrit, their second major gain after capturing Mosul on Tuesday, security officials say. Tikrit, the hometown of former leader Saddam Hussein, lies just 150km (95 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki vowed to fight back against the jihadists and punish those in the security forces who fled, offering little or no resistance. The insurgents are from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). ISIS, which is also known as ISIL, is an offshoot of al-Qaeda. It controls considerable territory in eastern Syria and western and...
  • Ukraine Rebels Down Helicopters

    05/02/2014 3:35:37 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | May 2, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    Embed this story (Newser) – Ukrainian forces—declining to follow Russia's suggestion that they withdraw from their own country—are trying to retake the pro-Russia rebel stronghold of Slovyansk in fighting that has killed at least three people. The dead include at least two soldiers killed when the insurgents shot down two Ukrainian military helicopters, the BBC reports. The defense ministry says the use of surface-to-air missiles shows that they are dealing with a "well-trained and armed professional subversive group committing acts of terrorism and sabotage in order to destabilize the region." Ukraine's interior minister says security forces are fighting to "free...
  • “Militants”: media propaganda

    04/14/2014 3:36:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | May 29, 2012 | Glenn Greenwald
    Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ”militants” – even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed. They simply cite always-unnamed “officials” claiming that the dead were “militants.” It’s the most obvious and inexcusable form of rank propaganda: media outlets continuously propagating a vital claim without having the slightest idea if it’s true. This practice continues even though key Obama officials have been caught lying, a term used advisedly, about...